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Helms, an Eagle Scout
................. Pg. 3A
Red Tide.......... Pg. 4A
Campbell Nationally
Certified Teacher.. Pg..5A
Christmas on the Coast
........ ...... Pg. 6A
Banking Lessons... Pg. 8A
Law Enforcement News
................. Pg. 9A
Sports......... Pgs. 10-11A
Area Author Signs Book
Deal ............. Pg. 2B
Society. ......... Pgs. 3 & 5
Obituaries .......... Pg. 10B
Church News........ Pg. 10B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 12-14B


Murder Suspect


from Mississippi


Is Snagged
by Tim Croft
To say that Monday was cer-
tainly a day qf emotional swings for
one Emily Simmons would likely be
an incredible understatement.












Emily Simmons
She awoke in the sort of free-
dom she's enjoyed for her 50 years
on earth.
When she laid her head down
for the night she was housed in the
Gulf County Jail, awaiting extradi-
tion to Mississippi on capital mur-
der charges.
SSimmons. who. was .living,.at
158 Lester Drive in Wewahitchka.
was taken into custody Monday
morning by Giilf County Sheriffs
investigators, tipped that she was
living here by authorities in
Mississippi.
"Shelooked like a deer in head-
lights," said Investigator Paul
Beasley of the moment that,
Simmons realized her nearly two
year run from the law had ended.
The end began Monday morn-
ing, when investigators here were
notified by authorities in Corinth,
Ms., that a fugiti\e. Simmons. had
likely been living with someone in
Wewahitchka for most of a year.
According, to Capt. Ralph
Dance withthe Corinth Police
Department, Simmons and her
son, Billy Doyle Ray, 24, are sus-
pected of murdering Patricia Billiot
on March 22, 2002 in order to rob
Billiot of money she had received as
part of the settlement of a lawsuit.
Billiott, was found, her throat
(See MURDER page 5)


11


by Carly Johnsori
At a packed house Saturday
night at the Port St. Joe
Elementary School auditorium,
community members came out in
droves to cheer on and support the
contestants for this year's Junior
Miss pageant, sponsored by the
Port St. Joe Junior Service League.
One contestant, Rachel Bixler,
proved to amaze and impress the
judges ard walked away with more
than $1,800 in scholarships and
five awards, including the main
honor, 2003/2004 Gulf County
Junior Miss.
Bixler, a senior at Port St. Joe
High School, earned the Scholastic
Award, the Interview Award, the
Physical Fitness Award, the Poise
and Composure Award, as well as
the title award.
The nine high school senior
contestants from Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe high schools, who
must each possess a 3.25 GPA to
receive an invitation to compete in
the pageant, vied for significant
scholarship funds and the chance
to hold the title of Junior Miss. The
selected girls demonstrated their
oratorical aptitude, poise, talent,
fitness and composure during the
annual event.
Bixler, a cheerleader for Port
St. Joe, hopes to attend Yale


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University where she will major in
pre-med. She then hopes to
become a doctor, specializing in
family medicine, and return to Port
St. Joe where she will open her
own practice.
Laura Husband, a senior at
Wewahitchka High School won the
.Talent Award with her solo per-
formance on the piano' and was
later chosen as first runnrer-up.
Jessica Ford from Port St. Joe
High School was the recipient of
the second runner-up honor.
Other award winners from
Saturday night include Miranda
Sasser of Port St. Joe High School
who won the Spirit of Junior Miss
Award. This honor is voted on by
contestants and is given to the girl
they believe exemplifies the quali-
ties and ideals of Junior Miss.
Andrea Williams, chairman of
this year's pageant, was very
pleased with all of the contestants
and wanted to thank all of the com-
munity members who donated
their time and purchased sponsor-
ships to help benefit these girls.
Williams continued to ask that
all Gulf County residents come out
to support Rachel Bixler as she
now goes on to compete in the state
Junior Miss pageant.
(See JUNIOR MISS page 7)


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Gulf Pines Sale approved



$3.8 Million Purchase Could Close by the End of the Year


by Tim Croft
Another notation on the chart,
another step in the road to recov-
ery.
A federal bankruptcy judge on
Friday granted a motion to approve
the sale of Gulf Pines Hospital to a
Tampa-area orthopedic surgeon.
Judge Lewis M. Killian's deci-
sion clears another, quite critical,
hurdle in the effort of Morningstar
Holdings LLC, managed by ortho-
pedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Bonati, to
purchase the hospital for $3.8 mil-
lion.
"I thought it was fantastic,"
Bonati said Monday by phone from
Italy, where he was giving a lecture
on his surgical technique. "I think
(the sale) is done. Now what we
need to do is put together the
whole plan for the entire hospital.
"I really think the town is won-
derful. The opportunity to grow is
fantastic. The employees have
shown they are loyal and dedicat-
ed."
There was just one objection to
the sale filed with the bankruptcy
court, from the Internal Revenue
Service, but Edwin Rude, the attor-
ney representing. Gulf Pines in its
ongoing bankruptcy proceedings,
said the objection only resulted in
the insertion of technical language
into the sale contract.
Rude said he would this week
send out an order reflecting the
judge's decision for all parties to
sign, moving the sale another step
toward closure.
"The sale is final as far as the
court is concerned," Rude said.
With the judge's approval of
the sale, the "due diligence" period
continues toward an anticipated
closing on ihe sale somiietime in
January..
Due diligence, in laymen's
terms, is essentially when a buyer
gets to, figuratively, take the car
out for a spin and have their own
mechanic check under the hood.
Rude said all mdications point
to the sale actually being complet-
ed prior to the' end of the year,
adding that everything appears to
be on track.
He added that the remaining
issues are largely technical, includ-
ing licensing, which is not, at this
time, perceived by the parties to
the sale as a stumbling block.
The sale price includes a down
payment of $1 million, with month-
ly payments of $125,000 for the
next'20 months.
The purchase does riot include
the Cypress Medical Clinic proper-
ty or the home health care opera-
tions affiliated. with Gulf Pines.
Morningstar Holdings would
assume the hospital's existing
mortgage and pay any outstanding


property taxes.
Any liens attached prior to the
bankruptcy filing will be satisfied
first, before addressing administra-
tive creditors such as employees
owed Wages and accounts payable.
Unsecured creditors would be
paid last, and Rude said there
appeared to be sufficient funds
from the sale to pay 75-100 per-
cent of the hospital's unsecured
debt.
Bonati operates the Bonati
Institute in Hudson, as well as
clinics in Orlando and Amsterdam.


Dr. Alfred Bonati
Over the course of two
decades, Bonati has developed a
less-invasive form of arthroscopic
back surgery, using a laser and
tools he has patented.
There is less blood loss, trau-
ma to muscle and a rapid recovery
time, according to Bonati.
Bonati said he had performed
some 18,000 procedures.
Thousands sing his praises,
saying Bonati's technique, which
can be expensive and is currently
not, ibverecd- by insurance compa-
nies, relieved their back pain where
others could not.
Bonati. said: .many of hlis
patients come to him after opera-,
tions or other medical procedures
had failed.
However, there have been
bumps in the road, which Bonati
had no trouble speaking about
during an interview last month.
There were a string of malprac-
tice suits which were settled in the
early 1990s. Last year, the Florida
Board of Medicine settled a pro-
tracted battle with Bonati over the
testing, treatment and billing of 14
patients between 1991-94.
Bonati said that such issues
are simply part of the landscape
when new medical ground is bro-
ken.
Mix in a litigious, society,
issues of the back, which send
more people to seek treatment than
any other malady in medicine, the


uniqueness of Bonati's procedure
and, Bonati said, the jealousy of
colleagues and the result is com-
bustible.
"Anything that is valuable
starts with an Idea," Bonati said
last month. "When the idea takes
off, people take their shots and try
to take you down."
And, he added, such troubles
are more than out-weighed by the
thousands he has treated success-
fully and'the growing acceptance of
his techniques.
For example, after he treated
former Baltimore Colt great Tom
Matte, the. Retired National
Football League Players
Association began referring
patients to Bonati and provided
testimonials on his institute's web-
site.
He is invited to give lectures
around the world, i.e. the current
trip to Italy.
"Our business is very good,"
Bonati said Monday. "I've been
doing this for 15 years. We have
been very successful."
The success of Bonati's prac-
tice, in fact, provides the underpin-
ning for his purchase, and the
future success, of Gulf Pines.
Bonati brings with him a built-
in clientele, which will allow the
hospital to survive and thrive irre-
spective of local population base.
Bonati envisions patients fly-
ing into the area from around the
world for procedures on their
backs at Gulf Pines, by Bonati or
one of the nearly two dozen sur-
geons on his institute's team.
Bonati said he ultimately
hoped to perform from 1,400-
1,900 procedures each year at Gulf
esPies.
'' Durirdg the phone- call on'
Monday, he said the shift of equip-
ment and personnel from. the
Tampa area to Port St. Joe would
,begin immediately after the sale
was finalized.
He said he planned to perform
as many as 100 surgeriess soon
as the first month following the
sale.
Folks would fly in and out of
Panama City and as for living
arrangements during the brief peri-
od of convalescence, Bonati said he
envisioned putting some money
into local townhouses or similar
living quarters.
Bonati's patient load would in
tirn provide the revenue stream
which would help keep the hospital
, itself, which Bonati said he intends
to maintain, safely afloat.
"I think the hospital is going to
grow extremely fast," Bonati said.
The model Bonati referred to
last month was the Mayo Clinic,
founded by brothers who eschewed


the medical mainstream for tiny
Rochester, Minn., to treat cancer
patients, and blossomed into one
of the world's most well-known
medical facilities.
In: time, Bonati said, that
should mean an expanded and


totally independent fuill-service
hospital, with its own exclusive
pool of physicians, cutting-edge
equipment and infrastructure.
A facility which can't be 6up-
ported by the county's current
(See HOSPITAL Page 4)


IN THIS ISSUE


CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST


KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND

Area merchants are jiining
together throiigh tile .:' .
Constitution Cit: Business g
Association and the Gull d '":
County Tourist DcE elpo li I ,,: :e
Council to make lhie 4ti
Annual "Christmas oni i the 4. :,. .
Coast" a most mienaicollit' a '.:.
occasion. Over the iil\et
three weekends innim .
events and activities ha le
been planned to c nmcide .
with Christmas oai t he
Coast.
Opening this weec-
end, a craft fair,fltlei
Mr & Miss Christias
pageant, and hi e
music featuring :Ihe bWi
"Crooked Shooz" mec schicdlied to. Fnda ,
November 28. .
Other events ilhdlCe Tdece Lighn ill the Park, Cl'isoas Parade, Reindeer
Funl Rail. Lighted B:at Parade festivall f lights, tour of honies, Aiecanii CanLcr
Society Ball, and more over the following'two weekends. Right at the top of this list,
of course, are the great bargains available while shopping with local merchants
promoting this event.

See the special "Christmas on the Coast" edition in this
issue of The Star, and learn more about these events,
and support the local merchants who support you!



District/Union Settle;


Avoid Impasse Hearing


by Tim Croft
Meet me in the middle.
That's where negotiators for
the Gulf County School District.
and the union representing teach-
ers and support personnel found
themselves last week.
The sides avoided a potentially
ugly- showdown before the School
Board this week by agreeing last
Thursday to a contract under
which the district essentially picks
up the increases in health insur-
ance premiums for the coming
year.
District negotiator Jerry
Copeland had asked-union repre-
sentatives for one more chance to
settle differences, which .almost
exclusively centered around health
insurance arid which had resulted
in a stalemate.
The union agreed and
Copeland brought to the table an
additional $30,000 the two sides
had been about $63,000 apart to
go toward employee health insur-
ance.
"Out of good faith and goodwill
the board was willing to scratch
and tighten belts to put another
$30,000 on the table," Copeland
said.
That raised the district contri-
bution for employee health insur-
ance from $225 per month to $272,
and ri round figures, adds up to
the district absorbing the nearly 20
percent increase in health insur-
ance premiums for.next year.
The union wanted the board to
pick-up 90 percent of employee
health insurance premiums for
next year; the district's last offer
had been to pay roughly 75 per-
cent.
Under the agreement reached
last week, the district will pick up
roughly 82 percent of the premi-
ums on the district's basic individ-
ual health plan.
For example, an employee on
the district's Plan 317,, which car-
ries a $500 deductible, currently


pays $55.65 a month for individual
coverage.
Under the proposal approved
last week, that will rise to $58.47-
per month as of Jan. 1. ,
An employee on the district's
Plan 107, which has a $300
deductible, currently pays $76.93
per month; as of Jan. 1 that will
rise to $83.52.
The. numbers are similar
across the various categories in
both plans.
"They came through," said one
teacher last Thursday, alluding to
the district's final proposal.
In turn, the union made a con-
cession it had been reluctant to
give for months.
The district wanted to alter the
salary scale for the head mechanics
at the bus barns on either end of
the county.
Over the years, the head
mechanic positions had settled into
different salary paths, a reflection
that for some time the responsibili-
ties in Port St. Joe were greater
than in Wewahitchka, where there
had been, historically, fewer buses,
etc.
However, over the past decade
or so, the responsibilities of the two
mechanics had begun to mirror
each other, with very little, if any,
real difference in responsibility.
But, the salaries of the two
remained far apart, with the head
mechanic in Port St. Joe making
roughly $1,700 more per year.
The district sought to create
parity by eliminating the
Wewahitchka salary track for a
head mechanic altogether, making
the positions uniform.
"It's grossly unfair in our opin-
ion to pay one rate at one site and
another to a person at another site
when the responsibilities are near-
ly identical," Copeland said.
The union continued to resist
last Thursday, finding that
(See SETTLE on Page 6)


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Rachel Bixler Named 2003/



2004 Gulf County Junior Miss


Rachel Bixler, Gulf County Junior Miss


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Christmas On The Coast,



Three Weekends of Festivities
Thanksgiving is a time to be tha ul, and I'm sure that most
of our readers have plans to indulge in turkey and all the trim-
mings and enjoy a few days of time off with friends and family.
This also happens to be the first week of big game hunting sea-
sen. I know several people and close acquaintances that are look-
ing forward to that event. Fact is, I woke up in the middle of the
night a few evenings ago dreaming about this big ol' buck. ...
But, there's even more excitement in store. This is the opening
weekend of Christmas on The Coast.
Inside this week's edition of The Star we have produced a 32
page Christmas on the Coast insert that is packed full of sales,
events, and opportunities for folks to enjoy over the next three
weekends. This Friday will mark the beginning of the 4th Annual
pre-Christmas event, which is sponsored by the Constitution City
Business Association (CCBA).
The CCBA was previously known as the Merchants Associa-
tion, but as years have passed many of its membership have gone
beyond what would be considered the standard definition for mer-
chants, so the name was changed to be a little more inclusive.
This event has grown over the past four years and this year's
is set to be the biggest and best event so far. Check out the sched-
ule and make plans to participate in'the numerous activities that
are planned over the next few weeks as the community celebrates
Christmas together.


How Thanksgiving Got

Its Start
The early Pilgrims had many difficult days in settling this new
Island. Governor Bradford of Massachusetts made this first Thanks-
giindg proclamation three years after the Pilgrims settled at Ply-
mouth:
"Inasmuch as the Great Father has given us this year an abun-
r dant--iirvest 'of Indian corn, wheat, peas; beans, squash and gar-
den vegetables, and has made the forrest to abound with game and
the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as He has protected us
from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and
disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the
Dictates of our own conscience. Now I, your magistrate, do pro-
claim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives
S -. and ye little ones, do gather at ye meet-
ing house, on ye hill, between the
hours of nine and twelve in the day-
time, on Thursday, November 29th,
.:, in the year of our Lord One Thou-
: sand Six Hundred and Twenty-
i Three, and third year since ye
'i t Pilgrims landed on ve Pilgrim


Rock, there to listen to ye pas-
tor and render thanksgiving to
ye Almighty God for all 'His
Blessings."
William Bradford
Ye Governor of Ye Colony.


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


Hu44e4 Do 04t4 With fKe4 by Kesley Colbert




SMy Thanksgiving Story


-A
I can tell you about young peo-
ple. They are truly amazing! They
laugh sometimes when they ought
to be serious. They pout when they
ought to be living large. They stand
up when they ought to be sitting
quietly. They scream to be heard
when you are already looking right
at them.
Remember when you were jqst
like that?
We climb into middle age and
we tend to forget that we didn't
make /every decision "just right"
when we were sixteen years old.
We overlook some imprudent
behavior and imperfections in our
distant past. We tend to remember
a more somber, studious' and
mature teenager than a closer
inspection of the facts' might
reveal! As we blunder toward
Medicare and Social Security we
sometimes lose a little of our spon-
taneity. Our mental kick subsides
With our physical kick....


There is no law that says it has
tol
I stood in the locker room out
at the high school a couple of
months ago, feeling tired, old and
out of place. I coached some of
these boys' fathers! I'm three times
their age! I've agreed to some idiot-
ic things in my lifetime but this
one takes the cakel
SI didn't even look like a coach
anymore! And I wasn't about to tell
the kids this would make my fifth
decade of coaching football. at this
school....
Diesel and Rockin' Randall
came by, headed to the field for the
first day, and grinned. They proba-
bly figured I was the Maytag
repairman. Zack, Woody and Jor-
dan eased in behind me. I'd known
these guys "since they were
born.....bless their hearts, they
were going to catch me if I stum-
bled....
I, looked at Sapp get in his
kinda-half-sideways stance and
shook my head! I saw Nick take off
to block a linebacker and remem-
bered why -I'd gotten out of this
business twice before! I saw Zack,
Woody and Jordan come off the
ball and immediately quit worrying


about ME stumbling.....
Antonio and Dion took me out
to dinner on the Friday night of the
first week! If they thought we
might have looked a little out of
place they ne\er let on! I munched
on my salad and marveled at these
young men. They could have had a
date, or been hanging with their
friends. Instead, they were talking
football, girls, good teachers,,
Chicago, NFL pass patterns, girls-
like I was one of them!
Amazing!
Sidney asked about his father.
Stephen explained to me about
"jumping the tight-end when
motion showed on the goal line".,
Kenny Mac assured me he could
"take a knee" with the best of
them. Garret convinced me that
you could gain yardage even when
you didn't run exactly where the
line had "made the hole." A. J.
near 'bout talked me to death! And
Warren, Mudcat, Hump Jr., Byron,
Patrick and Michael have shown
me the future of this team is in
good hands.
Sam let me yell at him. And
Jordan let me yell at him. And R.
W. let me yell at him. And, listen to
this, I yelled at Josh for three solid


weeks and he "repaid me" by
bnnging fish by the house!
I reckon about the only one I
didn't yell at was Bennie. I don't
think Bennie can hear me!
The wholee team came by the
house for Mississippi Mud Cake
and ice cream. Jake shared a
drink with me everyday. I put my
arm around Ash and explained
some of the finer points of life to
him, "Son, if my granddaddy
owned a barbeque place, I'd bring
you ribs and Boston butt every-
day!"
Ray and Vic, without question,
are the smartest of the group,
"Coach, if we go to, the Golden
Coral you can pay one price and
eat all you want!" I asked Pooh
Bear if I could borrow a dollar. He
emptied his pocket which consist-
ed of a one and a ten dollar bill,
"Here, coach, you can have all I've
got.".
People, I'm 56 years old. Guess
how many times I've had someone
so quickly and readily offer me all
they had! ;:
Here's the marvelous thing
about young people.,...they don't
See Kesley on Page 3_


The "Christmas for Kids and Adults" program
took on a whole new dimension of service last year
when it was expanded to include elderly men and
\\omen.
The Gulf County Senior Citizens, Arvida,
S \ Knights of Columbus and The Star Publishing Com-
S pany are joining together to sponsor this year's' com-
munity-wide program. This is the fourth year of the
Christmas program auid is projected to serve more
children and adults than any year in the past.
Last year's program was,an overwhelming success
thanks tothe outstanding generos-
icy of contributors from through-
Sout the community and& beyond.
Over 700 kids and adults were
served and $15,000. in donations,,
toys, and in-kind contributions ,
were gathered last Christmas sea-
son. This years goal has been set at
I flr$20,000 with plans to serve
approximately 1,000 people. .
Donations may be mailed to
the Gulf County Senior Citizens,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl $ s
32456. Donations may also be
dropped offat The Star at 209 Reid
Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
All donations are tax
:S % deductible and should be received& :
prior to December 18th in order tob
complete the program. New toys
\x ill also be accepted at the drop off" -
I love the Christmas-tide and yet, I. notiie this,
each year I live;
I always like the gifts Iget; But how I love the .
gifts I give!" ,, -Carol'h \Wels
-'Cro0 Wll


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.


The Delegates Had More Reason To Observe a "Thanksgiving"


I A FEW YEARS AGO, when I
was still actively involved in the
operation of this marvelous news-
paper, I wrote a critical column
with a few harsh words to say.
You say, that isn't unusual?
It was a few choice words
about the way the State of Florida
was neglecting the Constitution
State Park; litf front of myjhouse.
The grass was knee high and
the -debris was piling up in
unsightly piles. The state was on
an economy kick and part of their
cost-cutting was to do away with
the park maintenance people, or
.at least,' curtail their operation,
severely!
The- park suffered and I' let
them know about it. It was a dis-
grace! It looked mord like- a
neglected vacant lot than it did a
park which commemorated the
signing of-;Florida's first constitu-
tion.

BUT, NO MORE!! The park is


SETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


well groomed and under the very his efforts.
capable care of one Bill Williams, You can see Bill virtually every
Bill is in charge of the muse- day, driving.his little white pick-up
um but also keeps up the park truck down the middle of the park
grounds. You can see him almost and if he sees a piece of trash he
every day, scanning the grounds, stops and picks it up.
picking up trash [including pine Ten cheers for Bill!
needles], fallen dead limbs, dead. He's one employee and over-
palm fronds, bottles, cans, super- seer the state 'gets its money's
vising the regular cutting, of the -iorth but of.
grass, etc.
He sees that the park is kept HOW MANY OF YOU know
spic and span. He has, all summer what the park represents, other
long-and last summer. '.- than the signing of the first consti-
Bill does a'superb job, keeping t'u'tlon?'
the park attractive, rather thanaan Itnrecognizes the old city of St.
eyesore, and, I, for one, appreciate. Joseph, which had its early begin-


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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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nings in that vicinity. The open
pathway between two lines of palm
trees, represents the roadbed of
the first steam railroad in -the
State1 of Florida and the second
ever built in the United States.
Several-years 'ago, the set of
wheels, on display, in front of the
museum, were located out.in the
shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay.
right in front of the middle of Con-
stitution. Park.
Former long-time citizen and
former Mayor, Joe L. Sharit, found
out about the discovery and enlist-
ed the services of the late M. C.
Wood and his shrimp, boat to
recover the wheels and treat them
to keep them from rusting any-,:
more. St. Joe Paper Co.; did the
treating.
I know this, because Sharit
invited me to go along on the boat
and record the recovery.
Woods had to sway his boat
'back and forth, allowing the pro-
peller"to dredge a pathway in the


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $20.00 IN COUNTY $13.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $30.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 SIX MONTHS
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.
SThe 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.


sandy bottom, so he could get to in use. I suppose the fireplace of
the wheels. ..old ballast rock is still standing,
With Sharit's determination to also., I haven't been in the house
recover the wheels and Wood's since it was occupied by the David
superb seamanship, the -mission Groom family, so I don't know if it
was accomplished! '' .' is still there., or; ot.

ONE OF THE EARLY Mayors, ITi WAS ABOUT THIS time of
Horace Soule, built a house when the year: of j1838 when the dele-
he moved to Port' St. Joe from, gates gathered and started work
Boston, Mass., in the late 30s, at on drafting the. first cqnstitution.
the corner of Ninth Street-arid Thanksgiving was'just passed
Monument Ave.,-out in the coun- and Christmas was just around
try, then-and'built his fireplace the corner. Of course, there was
from rocks recovered from the 'ho sucli.holiday as "Thanksgiving"
same vicinity in'St. Joe Bay. then, but the harvest was past and
The rocks were, brought into the delegates had nothing else
the Bay many years ago, as ballast pushing them uritil spring plowing
on .sailing vessels coming into the time.
old port of St. Joseph. t The delegates Cad more rea-
Who knows, some of the rocks sopd to observe a "Thanksgiving"
may have been ballast on the sail- than we do. : :.
ing ship of Capt. Kupfer, credited They were, living, in a time of
with bringing yellow fever into the hostile Indians, no roads .or
city and more than partly respon- bridges, no indoor plumbing, and
sible for its demise. no super markets, to buy a turkey
The house is still standing and for their "Thanksgiving" dinner!


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Geoffrey Helms Earns Scouting's Highest Honor


by Tim Croft
For every 100 youngsters who
embark down the path Geoffrey
Helms began some eight years ago,
just two reach the ultimate desti-
nation.
Count Helms among that select
few.
Helms, a junior at
Wewahitchka High School, formally
received his Eagle Scout pin and
sash last week as an overflow
throng of friends and family
watched inside the sanctuary at
Westside Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka.
"I'm excited," Helms said.
"(When you start out) it seems so
far away, so hard to grasp. Then (as
the ranks pass) you start realizing
I'm so close, so close to grasping
what you've dedicated yourself to."
Dedication. It suits Helms as
feathers fit an eagle.
He started in scouting as a
nine-year-old, having heard about
his entire life at the knee of his
father, Ken, also a scout.
He found a niche, a place
where he could shine, where the
emphasis on honesty, reverence,
helpfulness and community struck
a chord, reached him in a way few
other things could.
'There are so many things I
enjoy" about scouting, Helms said.
"The activities. I enjoyed the serv-
ice. It hit my heart and my mind -
this is where you need to be."
A few years after the move to
Louisiana, it was back to Gulf
County, witl Geoffrey then'in the


Kesley-
see any generation gap if YOU don't
throw it up to them everyday!
I've seen these guys laugh and
play and be silly. I've seen them
make those youthful mistakes. I've
seen them fight each other. I've seen
them hurt. I've viewed them "up
close and personal" being kids. But
I have also seen these young men
grunt, sweat, strain and work
beyond all normal limits! I've seen
them dance.'I have seen them grow.
And believe you me, I've seen them
face-up some pretty tough opposi-
tion without blinking! Somehow,
through it all, they managed to pull
me along with them
Life never ceases to amaze me.
God saw ho\w "settled" I was


scouts.
"Mostly, you have to become a
scout within your heart," Helms
said.
And if there was any doubt
about what Helms has made of
scouting, or rather what scouting
has made of Helms, consider the
words of Lt. Greg Cole, resource


Tim Thoner, assistant scoutmaster, Mike Bryan of Troop 315, and Jack Mobley of Troop 388 joined Geoffrey Helms
(right) during the final moments of the Eagle scout ceremony last week at Westside Baptist Church in Wewahitchka.


eighth grade.
He joined a troop based out of
Tyndall, but in time was instru-
mental in getting a Wewahitchka-
based troop started.
And that, those who know him
say, is Geoffrey, a leader, whether
in school, his church, or his scout-
ing, his dark locks seemingly
standing out and recognizable
above the flock.
"He is just tremendous," said

from page 2

becoming. He realized I could, use a
little kick start. He figured correctly
that I was in dire need of some seri-
ous de-aging! This time He didn't
send one 16-year-old to tell me my
gray hair hadn't slowed me down
"much." He didn't send a
17-year-old to brighten my day with
a smile and a heartfelt "hi'ya coach."
He didn't send a young man, full of
energy and vigor, racing to get his.
life going....slowing-and even turn-
ing aside-to spend a few minutes in
genuine conversation with an aging
geezer....
God sent a whole team of them!
What Cause For Thanksgiving,.
Coach


Mike Bryan, Helms' scoutmaster
with Troop 315. "He is someone to
be proud of ... for the entire com-
munity to be proud of."
There was, it seemed, an entire
community packed into Westside
Baptist to pay witness to Helms'
entry into the exclusive ranks of
Eagle scouts.
According to the Boy Scouts of
America's National Council, just 2
percent of all youngsters who
become Boy Scouts earn the rank
of Eagle.
Last year, there were more
than 1 million youngsters involved
in Boy Scout programs; with just
49,000 earning scouting's highest
honor!
Since 1911, slightly more than
1 million young men have earned
the right to proudly wear the pin,
the sash, that signify that a young-
ster has dedicated himself over sev-
eral ybars to the rigorous path to
Eagle scout.
"It was a journey filled with
hard work and sacrifice," said
Bryan Taylor, district senior execu-
tive.
And one, Taylor noted, that
makes him a "marked man" who
others will look to for leadership, to
carry the banner for the communi-
lty.h
i'' Although only\ one in four boys
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will become a scout, scouts repre-
sent 64 percent of Air Force
Academy graduates, 68 percent of
graduates of West Point, 70 percent
of graduates from the Naval
Academy, 72 percent of Rhodes
Scholars, 85 percent of agents with
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
and 26 of the first 29 astronauts.
Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld, astronaut James Lovell,
J. Willard Marriott, former U.S.
Senators Bill Bradley and Sam
Nunn, H. Ross Perot and Olympian
and world record holding track star
Willie Banks were all former Eagle
scouts.
. ."Scouts are willing to be out
there, to help others, be a leader for
others," Helms said. "Honor, dedi-
cation, a scout needs to be there for
others."
To become an Eagle scout, a
young man must earn 21 merit
badges, some requirements, others
are selected by the scout based on
interests and the like.
They are earned as a scout pro-
gresses from Tenderfoot to Second
Class to First Class to Star to Life
to Eagle.
Helms, who has already estab-
lished a habit of exceeding mini-
mums, earned 23, demonstrating
the vanetey of skills and inte ets
that separate Eagles from dtl:er


officer at Wewahitchka High and
emcee of Saturday's "Court of
Honor" ceremony which bestowed
the Eagle rank on Helms.
"It's a privilege and an honor to
be here," Cole said. "Gregory, is an
outstanding young man. The word
See Scouting on page 4


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Red Tide Returns to St. Joseph Bay


by Tim Croft
Like a bad reality television
show, red tide has returned for
another installment in St. Joseph
Bay.
Samples taken last week by


state biologists found a algae bloom
present again in Northwest Florida
waters, with an eastern boundary
of St. Joseph Bay and a western
boundary of St. George Island.
However, this week's cold spell


should put at least a temporary
end to this latest episode of red
tide.
"It's gone back out again," said
Tammy Summers with the
Apalachicola Estuarine Research


Geoffrey Helms, center, is surrounded by family, his mother, Jeanie, father, Ken, and grandmother, Ruth, to his
left, his niece, Skylar, 6, to his right, and sister, Michelle, seated behind him, as he formally receives his Eagle Scout
rank during a ceremony last weekend in Wewahitchka..


Scouting
that comes to mind is character.
"How he finds the time to do all
he does is amazing to me."
Take, for example, Helms'
Eagle project, which was to provide
fingerprint and child ID kits for
youngsters at Wewahitchka
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And the excess funds donated
to transform that proposal into
reality? Helms donated the dollars
to local programs in need.
It is an impressive path he has
carved out, one that, Geoffrey
hopes, will lead to the Florida
Baptist ,CollegeJ i,, Graceville and


from Page 3
then onto the U.S. Air Force as a
chaplain.
"I believe (the skills learned in
scouting) will help me get a job,
have a career and do what I want to
do with my life," Helms said.
They already have him soaring
lIjei than most. .., ,


Reserve. "I think the cold will nip it
in the bud."
Respiratory irritation and the
presence of more than 1,000 dead
fish, two tell-tale side effects of red
tide, were reported in St. Joseph
Bay last week, Summers said.
The Karenia brevis bloom, also
known as "Mexican hat," was also
present, in minute amounts, gulf-
side in St. Joseph Bay and at Eagle
Harbor, where it was at a level of
333 cells per liter of water.
SHowever, Karenia brevis was
found in what researchers refer to
as "medium" amounts at the
mouth of the bay and near the Port
St. Joe canal, where Karenia brevis
was measured at 127,000 and
187,000 cells per liter, respectively.
"Very low" amounts of Karenia
papillonacea, another type of algae
bloom associated with red tide was
also found at both locations,
according to Summers.
That mix only compounds
potential throat and respiratory
irritation, which results when the
surf crashes against the shore
causing the bloom spores to

Hospital


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population, but one that could
grow on a timetable not tied to pop-
ulation.
"We want to maintain very high
health care for the community,"
Bonati said. 'With our concept we
do not need patients in the com-
munity (to maintain fiscal health).
"I would anticipate that in
three years we would have 100
beds. We are going to maintain the
services to the community and as
we increase the services, the com-
munity will dictate what the needs
are."
Bonati has been impressed
with the current staff at the hospi-
tal and anticipated no drastic
changes.
"I think the agreement will be
good for the hospital, the 'employ-
ees, the community and (the hospi-
tal's creditors)," Bonati said. "The
hospital needs to be maintained,
not just for the community, but,
also, they do good things there."


become airborne.
Similar findings to those at the
mouth of the bay and Port St. Joe
canal were also found at St. George
Island.
The re-emergence of red tide
comes after several weeks of no evi-
dence that the Karenia brevis
bloom was any longer present in
Northwest Florida waters.
Red tide had largely disap-
peared after late September, when
a K-brevis bloom in very low
amounts was found.
However, at that time, the
bloom was largely contained in gulf
waters, with Summers reporting at
the time that waters in St. Joseph
Bay were "pretty clear."
After sitting offshore for several
weeks, southern winds pushed the
bloom back to shore.


"It was just blowing back in
again," Summers said.
The impact of red tide on
humans is typically restricted to
throat and respiratory irritation.
Those with asthma or similar ail-
,ments are urged to use caution
when going near the water while
red tide is present.
There should be little danger
eating fish caught in the bay, pro-
vided viscera and other parts of the
fish where toxins would accumu-
late are not eaten.
If you discover a fish kill please
call the Fish Kill Hotline at 800-
636-0511.
Anyone experiencing physical
symptoms associated with red tide
should contact the Florida
Department of Health toll free at
888-232-8635.


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Judy Campbell Gulf's First Nationally Certified Teacher


by Tim Croft
Pssstt.
Judy Campbell has just
become something of a pioneer for
Gulf County. Pass it on, but keep
it under wraps.
Campbell, a language arts
teacher at Port St. Joe Middle
School who associates talking
about herself to the fingernail-
plus-chalkboard equation, became
last week the county's first teacher
to achieve National Board
Certification,
The culmination of more than
two years, and some 500 hours, of
work, introspection and analysis
of her instructional style, National
Board Certification is both a
process and a goal.
It is also, an accomplishment
that is difficult to overstate.
"She is such a dedicated pro-
fessional," said Carolyn Witten,
principal at Port St. Joe Middle
School after learning that
Campbell had reached the requi-
site points for national certifica-
tion. "Her life is those students.
She is so deserving. It is such a
rigorous process."
That, on the other hand, is an
vast understatement.
Applicants are asked up front
if their lives can accommodate a
workload of 500 hours, hours that
any teacher worth their salt does-
n't exactly have to spare.
The process is daunting,
stretching out over a minimum of
a: year, sometimes, as in
Campbell's case even longer.
"It consumed me for two
years," Campbell said of the
process she initiated in the fall of
2001. .
It can be broken up into four
primary categories, tailored to the
teacher's certification, which in
Campbell's case was English/lan-
guage arts.
The categories are large group
discussion, small group instruc-
tion, professional accomplish-
ments and writing, or student


through it is a growth process
because we usually focus on the
small details of being a teacher
and this broadens our thinking.
It's all-encompassing.
"It's supposed to show you
things you aren't seeing. At least
when you are working on this, you
are working on things you are
doing in the classroom."
Once the four main compo-
nents for certification are complet-
ed, a lengthy test, administered on
a single day, is the final hurdle.
Each part of the process, the
four main components, the test,
earn a teacher points. There is a
minimum threshold for certifica-
tion, 275 points.
Last fall, Campbell fell a mere
12 points shy.
"I was ,devastated," Campbell
said. "Just thinking about going,
through it again" she added, shak-
ing.her head.
But she had already deter-
mined in her mind where she
could improve and gain points -
for a short period teachers can.
bank'points year to year to move
toward certification and that she
was going to wade back into it;
surrender wasn't an option


sions in Panama City Bay
County has a pipeline of teachers
going through the national certifi-
cation process and received
some valuable input.
She plugged away, gained
some points and last week went on
online and found those treasured
words, "Congratulations."
It was a Gulf County first.
"I would rather not have been
the first, I'd rather have had some-
body go first, helping me, guiding
me," Campbell said. "Since I was
the first, I'm hoping I can help
someone else."
Someone, maybe, who found
herself in a similar position as
Campbell did two-odd years ago.
She had bandied about the
idea of pursuing National Board
Certification for a few years.
Campbell completed her master's
degree in 2000, her youngest son
had graduated high school.
Campbell said she was con-
stantly keeping current by reading
information and textbooks on
teaching, constantly trying to
gauge the progress she had made
in 18 years with Gulf County
Schools.
"I've worked hard over the;


She went to mentoring ses- years to bring myself up to where 1
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writing.
For the first two categories, a
teacher must submit videotapes,
15 minutes long, no editing please,
of them working the classroom,
along with written analysis of what
is seen on the tape: the purpose of
a lesson plan, why certain ques-
tions, were asked, why particular
students are called upon in class.
Student writing requires
detailed analysis of pupil work,
against the backdrop of lesson
plans and curriculum.
The .process is extremely
detail-intensive, arduous, intro-
spective while at the same time
requiring the teacher to see larger
issues, the broader vista.
"It's a growth process,"
Campbell explained. "Going


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Investigators believed the miur-
der(ers) made off with $5,000-
$6,000.
"It was one of the worst (crime
scenes) I've seen in awhile," Dance
said. "I've seen some bad ones,'but
this was probably the worst."
Simmons, who had been a
friend of Billiot's for several years,
and Ray were identified as sus-
pects early on but investigators
could not put together enough evi-
dence to go to trial, Dance said.
Last Tuesday, police in
Ddthan, Ala., called and provided
some details of the murder and
offered the possibility that some-
body involved was living in Dothan.
That turned out to be Ray, who
was living there with a girlfriend
who had :recently given rbirtW toha
baby girl.
Dance traveled to Dothan. a
search warrant was secured for
Ray's home and during the search
and subsequent interview with
Ray, Dance put together sufficient
information to arrest Ray and a
lead on Simmons' whereabouts.
Ray was returned to Corinth
on Saturday and an arrest warrant
for Simmons'was issued Monday.
After the call from Dance,
GCSO investigators checked
Simmons' name in their computers
and found an Emily Simmons had
made an animal control call in the
past few months..
Nothing else.
So, armed with a picture of
Simmons from the Corinth Police
Department, they checked the
address, on Lester Drive, to find no
one at home.
A neighbor flagged them down,
however, and notified them that
the woman and man living there
had left about 4:30 a.m.
Investigators figured that the
pair may have vamoosed until
down the street came the vehicle


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identified as belonging to
Simmons.
"1 was 99 percent sure it was
her behind the wheel," Beasley
said.
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It was indeed Simmons who
was taken into custody without
incident, in large part. Sheriff
' Michael Hammond said, becac e"
deputies didn't give her an oppor-
tUity to do thifgf '-drawing
their weapons immediately and
conducting a "felony" arrest.
"They did a great job,"
Hammond said of his investigators.
In her fannie pack, Simmons
was carrying a loaded derringer
pistol.
"She's mean," Dance said, not-
ing that Simmons had once even
stabbed Ray when he was young.
Simmons is awaiting extradi-
tion to Mississippi, where she faces
the death penalty. Dance said his
office is waiting for.Simmons to
waive extradition or the completion
oft an ex-tradition hearing to come
and pick up Simmons for transport
Back to Corinth to stand trial.
That, however, was just the
highlight of a hectic few days for
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
"We've had a busy: week." "
Hammond said.
Two traffic stops over the
weekend snagged "two people for
drugs, including one believed to be
intending to smuggle rock cocaine
into the Gulf Correctional Institute.
On- Saturday, Deputy Chris
Buchanan conducted a traffic stop
of Staci Spell, a 38-year-old from
Jackson\ille. aftet a violation.
K-9 "Hert" alerted Buchanan to
the possible presence of drugs and
during a subsequent search of
Spell's vehicle 10 rocks of crack
cocaine were found, along with sev-
eral pipes with which the drug is
smoked.
During an, interview with
investigators, Spell indicated that
she was staying at the El Governor
Motel in Mexico Beach and was
planning a visit to GCI on Sunday
during which. she intended to
smuggle the drugs into inmates.
Spell and the passenger in her
vehicle, Melissa Waters, 23, of
Overstreet, were arrested on vari-
ous drug charges.
A traffic stop Sunday night
also netted a drug suspect.
Stephen Baker Marsh, 30, of
North Carolina, was arrested after
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need to be," Campbell said. "When
you go back to school and talk to
professionals you get and keep
abreast of the latest developments
and changes.
"This was kind of the next
step. You always wonder whether
you can do that. All you can do is
try."
She acknowledged wondering
from time to time over the past two
years just why she had dived into
such deep water.
But she kept on swimming.
Helping teachers achieve
National Board Certification has
been something of a legislative pri-
ority for several years.
Campbell received $2,000
from the state toward the $2,300
cost of application and will receive
a bonus from the Florida
Department of Education for hav-
ing achieved certification.
Which is all fine and good, but
hardly reaches the value reflected
in the look of pride and accom .
plishment in Campbell's face this
week., .
"I-would recommend it" for any
teacher, Campbell said. "You've
not only learned, but you've also


gained confidence in your own
' teaching."


Computer Corner

Ti's The Season......
Do you remember when about this time of
year, we all used to panic! Shopping to do,
and worst of all, the lines at the Post Office!
Isn't life-Grand Now, with the shop on-line,
but best of all, e-cards. The Thanksgiving
and Christmas.Cards on line are notonly
Beautiful, but the Cards are usually set to
the Most Fantastic Music. When I get one I
really like, I put it on my desk top and show
and' playit for my friends when they visit.
The sitesto find these cards seem to be
endless. There are free and small cost
membership card sites. You can also do
Christmas letters, with your cards and send-
them to everyone with only the left click of a
mouse button. If you want to print and pay
postage, 'of course that option is always
available.
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WHERE: Port St. Joe
(East of Panama City),
Reid Avenue,
Downtown Business District
WHAT: 5K fun run and 1 mile fun
walk. Participants are given
t-shirts and jingle bells to wear.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6
8:00 a.m. Registration begins
9:00 a.m. Race begins on Reid.
ENTRY FEE: $12 per entrant before
December 1st, $15 the day
of the race.
AWARDS: $50 cash for top overall Male
and Female; awards for top 3 in
each of the following groups:
0-9, 10-15; 16-29, 30-49,
50+. Awards also for top
3 race walkers.


To be held following the race. Winners to
participate in Christmas on the Coast street parade.


Cut along doted line and mail lower portion as instructed below.
2003 "Reindeer Run" Waiver
I know that running/walking a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and runwalk unless I am medically able
and properlytrained. I agree to abidebyanydecisionofarace official clativeto myabilitytosafelycompletethe r/walk. I
assume all risks associated wit running/walking in this event including but not limited to, falls; contacwith other paticipants; th
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me., Having read this, waiver ad knowing these fact and in consideration of yur accepting my enty, Lfor myself and anyone
entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Constitution City Business Association, the City of PortS Jo and all race
sponsors, their representatives and successor from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my paicipation in the Reindeer
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Friday Kicks Off Christmas on the Coast


by Carly Johnson


When the fourth annual


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providing a raise of some $2,000,
including retirement and benefits,
to one individual uncomfortable,
but union negotiators acquiesced
last week in the interest in broker-
ing a deal.
"It's not that we oppose giving
the head mechanic (in
Wewahitchka) a raise, it', nothing
personal," said Tom Wazlavek,
executive director of Gulf
Education Foundation. "But it
bothers us to see $1,700 go to one
person in a year when there is such
a small amount available and we
are scratching around here.
"We don't want to penalize that
one person, but there will be no
more promoting one person at the
expense of the bargaining unit."
The sides also settled on sever-
al other peripheral issues.
The union's resistance to con-
tract language that would prohibit
a principal from considering a
teacher in the DROP program for a
position if any other candidate sur-
faced became moot when the dis-
trict dropped its intent to imple-
ment such a policy.
Discussions over how best to
document work hours for support
personnel was referred to a joint
district/union committee to be
established to look at the issue.
"There's got to be a reasonable
way to deal with this" that will be
mutually agreeable, Copeland said.
And, finally, the district will
send out letters by Jan. 16 giving
non-instructional personnel 60
days to document work experience
which could move them up the
salary ladder.
Wazlavek said the -outcome
reflected the give-and-take that
should occur across the collective
bargaining fable.
The deal on insurance, in par-
ticular, was a general win-win, with
the rank-and-file getting more help
in paying for health insurance and
the district being able to hold some
money back to build a "rainy-day"
fund balance.
"They got some of what they
wanted and we got some of what we
wanted," Wazlavek said. "We all go
home happy."
The rank-and-file union mem-
bers must still ratify the contract,
which will occur in the coming
weeks, and the School Board'must
still formally approve the deal.
Providing those hurdles; large-
ly formalities, are crossed, retroac-
tive pay, applying the already
agreed upon 2 percent raise for
teachers, 35 cents an hour for non-
instructional staff back to the July
1V start of the new contract year,
should be on employees' December
paychecks, Copeland indicated.
The deal came with one eau-
tionary note from Copeland, who
said the district is concerned about
how national trends are rendering
insurance costs more and more
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Friday morning at 10 a.m. on Reid
Avenue with arts, crafts and gifts
lining the street, residents will be
treated to a day filled with activities
for all ages.
At 4 p.m., Reid Avenue and
Port St. Joe will play host to the
first annual Little Mr. and Miss
Christmas on the Coast Pageant in
hopes of bringing parents and chil-
dren downtown. This informal pag-
eant is to maintain an element of
excitement and create fun for all
who participate.
The pageant, which will be
located at the Family Life Church
on Reid Avenue, will be broken into
three categories for young boys and
girls. The 3-5 year-old division will
be held from 4-4:45 p.m., the 6-9
year-old division will be from 5-
5:45 p.m. and the 10-13 year-old
division from 6-6:45 p.m.
Winners will be selected in
each category and will be awarded
a crown, sash, a portrait session
with Portside Photography, Gulf
Dollars (redeemable for gifts at par-
ticipating merchants) and will ride


in the Dec. 6, Christmas Parade
through downtown.
In coordination with these
events, attendees will be enter-
tained by the musical stylings of
Crooked Shooz on Reid Avenue as
the Street Dance kicks off at 6 p.m.
For those working up an appetite
on the dance floor, Paul Gant will
be on site serving his famous Bar-
B-Que.
Upcoming Events
The annual "Nautical Nights of
Lights" boat parade will be held
Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. with viewing
points along St. Joseph bay from
the Intracoastal Canal to Oak
Grove.,
Those interested in participat-
ing in the event will be able to dock
their boat Friday-Sunday. at the
Port St. Joe Marina for decorating
convenience. Boaters in the parade
will also receive two dinner tickets
for Dockside Cafe on Saturday.
Applications are available at
the Chamber of Commerce on 4th
Street in Port St. Joe or by calling
227-1223. The deadline for regis-
tration for the boat parade is
Monday, Dec. 1.
For more information and
event updates, call the Christmas
on the Coast Hotline at 229-1348,
contact Jennifer Walker at 227-


untenable for employers and
employees alike.
He urged the union to agree to
establish an insurance subcommit-
tee to look at crafting an insurance
plan that provides sufficient cover-
age with some cost-containment
features.
The district's ultimate goal,
Copeland added, was working
toward a position where the district
would pay 100 percent of employee
insurance premiums.
The district had offered several
alternatives to the current plans
this year, but the union deemed
them unfavorable due to increased
out-of-pocket expenses for employ-
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The union agreed to establish a
panel to look at insurance, provid-
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native sources of funding, such as
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Page 8A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Nov. 27, 2003

Banking To Learn Life's Lessons


by Tim Croft
Watch Kaley Wilder talk about
the bank at Port St. Joe
Elementary, observe Bethany
Rutherford at the computer, and
one fundamental element emerges.
This is an interest-bearing pro-
gram.
The "Dolphin Bank" was open
for business, as it is every week, on
Thursday last week and Wilder and
Rutherford, among the bank's offi-
cers, were hard at work.
There were students to greet,
transactions to be completed.
Dollars had to be counted, deposit
slips verified, data entered into the
newly-donated computer.
And, maybe, some lessons to
be learned that will come in handy
down the road, when life slips from
school to the real world, when con-
cepts such as dedication to work,
professionalism, fiscal responsibili-
ty will cease to be abstract rumina-
tions.
"It's fun," Wilder explained with
maturity that belied her mere nine
years in the world. "You get to learn
about math. We get to use the com-
puter, it's cool, too.
"We get the dollars by being


"Dolphin Bank" officers count dollars and work the computer on bank day last Thursday as teacher Karen Odom
provides some instruction and Hiram Nix, with Bayside Savings Bank, observes.


Bethany Rutherford plugs deposit numbers into the computer as Megan
Walker waits for the class printout.


good, so it's fun to see how much
money people have, how good they
are."
Judging by the lines in front of
the -abank last Thursday -
Thursday, after all, being Banking
day the students are being pretty
good.
They were lined up with their
dollars, patiently waiting for the
tellers to do the counting and issue
a deposit slip.
Saving is a key. The students
will get four or five opportunities to
spend at the school "store" during
the year Wilder particularly
noted the movies and upcoming
Christmas shopping but the top
savers when the year ends will
receive'$50 savings bonds.

RSVP Plans Trip
to 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,
and lunch at the Bullock House.
For more information, call
Merita Stanley at 850-482-3220 in
Marianna.


Those will come from Bayside
Savings, which recently restored
technology to the bank by donating
a new Dell computer and software,-
written by Chris Roberson and sim-
ple enough for the students-to--ee
but sophisticated enough to pro-'
vide a taste of real banking proce-
dures.
"It is teaching the kids how to
handle money, teaching them
responsibility," said Hiram Nix of
Bayside Savings, who helped start


the bank program in 1994 while
working for Citizens Federal. 'Their
goal is really to save."
While, on one level, teaching
them that achievement, good
behavior can have its own rewards.
Students in each of the three
fourth-grade classes have a chance
to earn up to $2 "Dolphin" each
day.
The teachers award the dollars
based on various criteria that cen-
ter around doing well with the
books and behavior.
"The program has evolved,"
said guidance counselor Cindy
Belin. 'The teachers tell me how
they want the program to run."
The payoffs are, literally, tangi-
ble.
"They have to obey the rules of
the class, be respectful, be honest,"
said teacher Karen Odom. "If they
don't get 'Dolphin Dollars' they
don't get money to spend. To them,
those are the real things."
And, if they don't earn any
bucks, they don't get out of class
on Thursday to do any banking.
"Bottom line, no money, they
don't come," Odom said as the
monied of her class made their
deposits.
As they did, Rutherford was
intently at work, entering the
amounts in the appropriate
accounts -- each student is issixed,
an account number at the begin-
ning of the year and printing out
deposit slips.
"There's a lot of responsibility
because you have to keep track of
all the money," Rutherford said,
clearly carrying every ounce of that


responsibility on her nine-year-old
shoulders.
"We learn how to count, sub-
tract, add and how to type. I love to
type. It's all about the typing. The
typing, the counting, the tearing off
the deposit slips, that's the fun
stuff."
Clearly it is fun mixed with
real-world lessons. That's part of
the deal, Belin said, noting that she
copied the program, which has
earned an award from Florida State
University, after a similar one in
Fort Walton Beach.
'They have fun, they love it,"
Belin said. 'They are motivated,
academically and behaviorally. And
they need to learn these skills.
"We talk about not losing their
money, not destroying their money.
They have to keep track of their
own money ... I get to see these kids
once a week and I can build, arap-
port and incorporate things into it,
like professionalism.
'This is part of my job, getting
them ready for the workforce.
Unfortunately, the students
also learn that nothing really lasts
forever.
"When you get to the fifth-
grade we won't be able to do it,"
Wilder said with a stern frown.


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Langston Tourney Set for Weekend


by Tim Croft
Have a heaping helping of
hoops with that drumstick.
The fourth annual "Norris D.
Iangston Youth Foundation Gulf
County JUCO Basketball Classic"
tips off 1 p.m. Friday inside 'The
Dome" at Port St. Joe High School.
The two-day tournament
brings together eight junior-college
basketball teams, half men, half
women, from around the Southeast
for a double-dose of hoops action.
"It's a tool to bring exposure to
the community," said Dr. David
Langston, president/CEO of the
Langston Youth Foundation.
And expose the community to


some of the best junior-college
hoops to be found anywhere in the
Sunshine State.
Palm Beach Community
College, St. John's Community
College, Florida Community College
and Chipola Junior College are all
familiar names when state tourna-
ment time arrives.
The Gulf Coast Community
College men are in search of a
rebound after two disappointing
seasons with a new coach and a
new roster, including three intrigu-
ing prospects out of Africa.
The field is rounded out by
squads from South Georgia
Technical College and Alabama


Southern Community College, each
a regional power.
'They are all quality programs,"
Langston noted. "Folks in this com-
munity don't often have an oppor-
tunity to see a college game.
'The cost is $10 per day for
four games. Where can you go to
see four college games for $10?
This is a wonderful opportunity."
Particularly for students and
their parents to get a look at a slice
of junior-college life; and maybe for
some hoops programs to establish
recruiting roots in Northwest
Florida.
"A community college is a great
place for any student to start,"


Shown left to right, back row, Heather Strange, Samantha Rich, Kaelyn Williams, Kristin Posey, Megan Gannon,
and Kayla Minger. Middle row, left to right, Adrian Browning, Christie Davis, Katie Odum, Angela Canington, and
Katie Lacour. Front row, Jarrett Browning, mascot. Not available for picture: Heather Brinkmeier and Jessi Moore.

12 and Under Fall Softball League


The Port St. Joe 12 and under
girls softball team participated in
its first ever fall league with teams
from Lynn Haven and Panama City
Beach. The young ladies finished
with a league best record of eight
wins and four losses.
Leading hitters for Port St. Joe
were Samantha Rich .700, Kristen


Posey .566 and Kayla Minger .529.
Minger set the pace on the mound
with four wins and one loss while
Rich and Adrian Browning both
picked up two wins each.
The 12 and under girls would
like to thank the following people:
Marty Posey, Becky Lacour, Kenny
Strange, Steven Brinikmeier, Glen


Davis and Karen Minger.
Very special thanks to coach
Jim Belin for allowing the girls to
use the high school field, Curtis
Ray for getting the field ready, and
to coach and Mrs. Chuck Gannon
for running the concession stand.


Langston said. "They can go to col-
lege but they won't go where they
can get burnt.
"I would encourage any stu-
dent, other than the high-achieving
student, to attend a community
college."
Further, Langston hopes to
build the JUCO classic into a place
to come for college recruiters.
The plan next year is to bring
in men's teams from Kansas and
Texas, where community college
basketball is nearly religion, to play
Florida schools.
By working to build the depth
and breadth of the tournament
field, Langston hopes the event will
become a lure for college coaches
looking to bolster their programs.
In turn, those coaches could
help spur economic development as
they become familiar with the area
and, as many of us have, fall in love
with this spot on the map.
"I'm hoping this will become a
recruiting hotbed for major college
coaches," Langston said. "It's a
tremendous opportunity.
"The catch is that we need
whole-hearted support from the
community to take this to the next
level."
The tournament benefits the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation which, among other
activities, provides college scholar-
ships to high school students each
year.
"I'm real pleased with where we
are," Langston said. "We just need
community support to take it to
where it needs to be and that's all
about helping kids."
Hoops action will begin each
day of the tournament at 1 p.m.;
the last game each day will begin at
7 pm.
The schedule of games:
Friday 1 p.m.: Central Florida
Community College vs. Chipola
Junior College (women); 3 p.m.:
South Georgia Technical College vs.
St. Johns Community College
(men); 5 p.m.: Florida Community
College vs. Palm Beach Community
College (women); 7 p.m. Gulf Coast
Community College vs. Alabama
Southern Community College
(men).
Saturday 1 p.m.: Palm Beach
vs. Central Florida (women); 3 p.m.:
Alabama Southern vs. South
Georgia (men); 5 p.m.: Chipola vs.
Florida Community College
(women); 7 p.m.: GCCC vs. St.
Johns.
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marjiana.
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no valid drivers license; Jeffery J.
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PSJ Police Beat
On November 18th, Port St.
Joe Police Department recovered
stolen stereo equipment. This


investigation led Port St. Joe Police
Officers to Apalachicola, finding
some of the stolen equipment
installed inside a car. The end
result was the recovery of addition-
al stereo equipment that had been
stolen from a local resident around
November 7th.
Upon entering this residence,
Port St. Joe Police Officers
observed illegal contraband in
plain view along with numerous
items used to package and prepare
narcotics for sale. Further search
resulted in locating cocaine pack-
aged for sale along with marijuana
also packaged for sale. Benjamin
Eric Bobbitt, age 20 of Port St. Joe
was placed under lawful arrest for
possession of cocaine with intent to
distribute, possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Additional charges are being filed
in reference to Bobbitt's illegal
activities.
The investigation is continuing
and further arrests are expected in
reference to these drug activities
and stolen properties. If anyone
has any information in regard to
these stolen items please contact
the Port St. Joe Police Department.
November 22: Ronald G.
Pridgen, 51, of Fitzgerald, Georgia,
DUI.
November 23: James G.
Kennedy, 24, of Port St. Joe, pos-
session of cannabis.


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Shark "Frenzy" Results In 46-13 Win



Shark "Frenzy" Results In 46-13 Win


Sharks


Will


Travel To Chiefland Friday To Bid For Rural


Championship


Being slated as an underdog in
the Panama City News Herald, and
predicted to lose in the Tallahassee
Democrat, left the Port St. Joe
Sharks again seeking recognition
as they headed into Friday night's
regional semifinal game at Sneads.
The Sharks set the tone early
with a stingy defense, when
Randall Johnson laid a jarring lick
on the Pirates' quarterback on their
opening possession of the game.
Port St. Joe continued with that
type of intensity on both sides of
the ball as the Sharks reeled off 39
unanswered points in the first
three quarters en route to a 46-13
blowout.
The Sharks (9-3) will travel to
Chiefland (10-1) this Friday at 7:30
ET for the Region 1-A/Rural School


Championship, a state first.
The winner advances to play
the winner of the North Florida
Christian/Jacksonville Trinity
Christian game. With a win, the
Sharks will host North Florida, or
travel to Jacksonville Trinity next
Friday.
"Our kids came out real
intense," said head coach John
Palmer. "We did a real good job of
executing on both sides of the ball."
The Pirates drove from their
own 24-yard line to the Sharks' 30
on the game's opening series when
Johnson made his big hit on the
quarterback for a seven-yard sack.
Sneads was forced into a punting
situation. A bad snap on the punt
gave the Sharks the ball on the
Pirates' 38-yard line.


Garret Garland (No. 33) crosses
the goal line for a Shark TD.


S -- .. -. .. -
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Wood (No. 65). Johnson rushed for 187 yards in the win over Sneads.


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On the second play from scrim-
mage, quarterback Kenny
McFarland connected with Raye
Bailey for a 10-yard gain on a
hitch. Three plays later, Johnson
barreled up the middle, bounced
outside to the right, and broke free
with the help of a good block from
Bailey for an 18-yard touchdown
run. Jake Owens' point-after-
touchdown missed wide right as
the Sharks took a 6-0 lead with
4:49 left in the first quarter.
On the third play of the Pirates'
ensuing possession, Ash Parker
intercepted a pass and returned it
nine yards to the Sneads' 48-yard
line.
Johnson reeled off 11 yards on
second-and-10 on a sweep play
around the left side. On the ensu-
ing play,. McFarland checked off at
the line of scrimmage when he saw
Bailey on the wide side of the field
in man coverage. McFarland's fade
pass to Bailey picked up 19 yards.
Garret Garland capped off the scor-
ing drive with a 19-yard touchdown
run to give Port St. Joe a 12-0 lead
with 1:15 remaining in the first
quarter.
On the Sharks' next offensive
possession, Johnson mishandled a
handoff and fumbled the ball over
to Sneads on the Port St. Joe 27.
However, Port St. Joe's defense
stepped up with another big
turnover. On fourth-and-11, the
Sharks got into the backfield, near-
ly sacking the Pirate quarterback.
Instead, an attempted pass that
was actually a lateral, was scooped
up by Sidney Harris and returned
37 yards to the Pirates' 43.
On the first play from scrim-
mage, Johnson took the handoff,
bounced outside and got another
good block from Bailey to give him
the sideline, and reeled off 41 yards
before he was knocked out of
bounds at the 2. Johnson plunged
over for the final yards and the
touchdown on the next play. He
bulled up the middle for the two-
point conversion to give the Shaks
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Stephen Besore (No. 8) snags a pass from Quarterback Kenny
McFarland.


The defense again made big
play on the Pirates' ensuing pos-
session. On the second play from
scrimmage, Parker tipped a pass
and Bailey intercepted, returning
the ball 17 yards to the Sharks' 27.
One play later the Sharks
picked up a quick first down on a
seven-yard pass from McFarland to
Stephen Besore. Johnson took a
toss sweep around the left side for
a 62-yard touchdown to cap off the
three-play, 73-yard drive.
McFarland was sacked in the back-
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Bailey returned the opening
kickoff of the second half 17 yards
to the Sharks' 43. Brandon Thomas


Sidney Harris (No. 41) scooped
up this fumble forced by defensive
pressure.
had runs of three and eight yards
on the first two plays to pick up a
quick first down. Garland reeled off
15 yards to move the, ball to the
Pirates' 31. Four plays later,
Thomas moved the ball inside the
10 with a 13-yard run. Thomas
capped off the drive with an eight-
yard surge off left tackle to give the
Sharks a 32-0 lead with 7:26 left in
the third quarter.
S After a three-and-out by the
Pirates, Port St. Joe took over on its
36.
Johnson, on his only carry of
the second half, reeled off 36-yards
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in the game on a 48-yard touch-
down pass.
Port St. Joe's final touchdo\nT
came on a 12-play. 62--ard drine
Owens capped off the drive with a
six-yard touchdown run to give the
Sharks a 46-7 lead with 4:12
remaining. Ow'ens had three car-
ries for 21 yards during the dn\e.
while Ashley Davis added 24 yards
on SL\ carries.
Sneads drove 67 yards m eight
plavs against the Sharks' reserves
for the final score of the tame.
Randall Johnson led the
Sharks' 351-yard rushing attack
%with 187 yards on 11 carries, scor-
ing three touchdowns. Garrett
Garland followed with 49 yards on
eight carries and scored two touch-
downs. Brandon Thomas picked up
.45 yards on seven carries; Jake
Owens had five carries for 30 yards
and one touchdown; Ashley Davis
had 24 yards on six carries; while
Kenny McFarland picked up 17
yards on five carries.
McFarland completed four of
his five passes for 51 yards. Raye
Bailey had two receptions for 29-
yards, and Stephen Besore had two
for 22-yards.
The Sharks' defense held
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Sneads to 193 total yards oflen-
st51el. 71 of those \ards coming in
the fouirthi quarter
Jake Owens led the defense
rith 1.3 total tackles. Rave Bailey
had tw\i tackles for a loss and one
interception. whle .Ash Parker also
had an interception.
'\Ve \\ill hae to keep playing


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Raye Bailey (4) gains good
yardage with Stephen Besore (8)
leading the way blocking.

hard, and will need to pick our
intensity up even more as we
advance in the playoffs," said
Palmer. "Chiefland has a real good
rushing attack, with three good
running backs, and a quarterback
that is, a good runner. They're a
good football team. They only have
one loss, they play good defense,
and they have good team speed."
Score by Quarters
Sharks 12 14 13 7 -46
Pirates 0. 0 0 13 13
STATISTICS
PSJ SHS
First Downs 15 10
Rushes/Yards 43-351 36-135
Passing Yards 51 58
Total Yards 402 193
Passes 4-5-0 4-12-2
Penalties/Yards 7-65 7-45
Fumbles/Lost 2-'1 2-1,


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It was baby steps for the
Wewahitchka High School cross
country team this year. With more
runners than in several year's past,
enough for a full boys and girls
team, the Gators ended their sea-
son on a high note, ready for what-.
ever next year can bring.
"We couldn't believe the
immense turnout this year," girls'
coach Mary Holley said. "We were
thrilled with the number of stu-
dents that wanted to participate."
According to Holley, 20 stu-
dents ran on the team this year for
Wewa, several of which could not
complete a full mile at the first
practice.
"By mid-to-late season, the
new students were completing
three or more miles," Holley said.
"We are really proud of all of our
runners. They worked really hard
and performed extremely well."
By the end of the season, both
teams proved how far they had
conle by competing against .eJigh
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and a respectable second-place by
the boys at the Oct. 18, meet in
Wewa.
Holley also stated that several
runners really stood out with heart
and determination. Fritz
Stoppelbein, a senior, and fresh-
men Ellen Manor, Chris Murphy
and Shawn Rich proved to be
resilient participants. ,The most
improved runner, according to


Holley was Jessica Jones, a junior.
Fritz Stoppelbein stood out
from the crowd, racing to a fourth-
place finish in the district finals
and finishing 24th in regionals.
"We are very proud of Fritz,"
Holley said. "He has been running
for 6 years and has, worked very,
very hard. We are going to miss
him next year."


Brandon Jones to Play at


Florida State University


Brandon Jones, a 2002 gradu-
ate of Wewahitchka Hligh School,
verbally committed this past week
to play baseball for Florida State
University starting in the fall of
2004.
'Jones, currently a sophomore

I'dy Sharks
Open Season
PORT ST. JOB 32, FLORIDA HIGH 65
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
opened its 2003-2004 basketball
season Monday night with a 65-32
loss to Florida High in the
Marianna Thanksgiving Tourna-
ment.
The Lady Sharks (0-1) trailed
32-17 at halftime, and were
outscored 33-15 in the second half.
Gekeela Clemmons led Port St.
Joe with 23 points.
The Lady Sharks are without
Lydia Watkins, a freshman stand-
out last season. This season.
Watkins' family moved to Kentucky
over the summer.
Score by Quarters
Noles ,15 17 15 18 65
Sharks 5 12 6 9 32
PSJ (32)- Shawna Bond 3, Latrice Lany 1,
Tabia Register 3, Gekeela Clemmons 23, and
Nikkl Jenkins 2.
FSU (65)- Thomas 7, Cla-on 6.', Christy 2,
Kimbrel 2, Kearney 4, Hicks 6, Clayton 23,
Warner 8, Hill 4, and Frisbie 3.


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Co ni m uL n i t
College', ,led:
the Eagles this
past spring
-it h eight
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"witrh '33 RBI,
14 stolen
bases, nine
doubles and
one triple, which landed him as an
All-Panhandle Conference second
team selection.
"I think this is.a fantastic step
for Brandon, and we're very proud
of him.", said TCC head coach Mike
McLeod. "Brandon is a marvelous
baseball player. and he has also
become a great student in the
classroom."
"I think college has become a
real goal of Brandon's, and Itthink
he has changed in a positive way.
He not only wants to be the best
ball player, ;but also a great stu-
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play when the major league draft
comes around in June, but.he is
more relaxed about the situation
now."
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Banquet to Conclude Youth Football


The Gene Raffield Football
League will celebrate its fifth year
of competition with a banquet to be
held Saturday, December 6th, at
6:00 p.m. in the Centennial
Building. Players and cheerleaders
will be presented with trophies in


appreciation of the hard work they
put forth this year to help make
their teams successful.
The guest speaker this year
will be head coach of the Sharks,
John Palmer. They will serve a


great meal of barbeque chicken
cooked by Benny Roberts. The fes-
tivities are free to the players,
cheerleaders and coaches. There
will be a $5.00 fee to all others, a
bargain for one of Mr. Benny's
chicken dinners.


Gators Begin Hoop Season


by Carly Johnson
Driving past the high school in
Wewa, motorists may hear a slight
rumbling near the gymnasium. No,
wild elephants have not invaded, it
is just the sound of a determined
high school program preparing for
a new season.
With a new coach imported
from Conyers, GA, the Wewa boys
varsity and junior-varsity teams
are practicing daily to create a for-
midable team looking for a suc-
cessful winning season.
"All of these boys are really
motivated this year and want to
win," said head coach Richard
Hollensworh. "Last year's season
wasn't very positive for anyone. We
are working really, really hard to
form these young teams and instill
the values of teamwork and skills."
According to Hollensworh, all
of the boys show a great deal of
potential, however, three players in I
particular have showed excellent
drive this year and should make for
star players. Jamie McCorvey,
Trinit Myers, both seniors, are ded-
icated athletes with leadership
abilities, along with Trey Goodwin,
Sa sophomore.
At first, glance of the boys
teams, spectators can't help but
notice diligent teamwork already
apparent and the coordination
from the boys who had a lot to
overcome and face a tough season
this year.
Hollensworh noted that
although Wewa has a young varsi-
ty team with mostly juniors and
sophomores the boys are excited
about coming out strong. It will
take a formidable team to compete
in a tough district, going up
against several 2-A schools.
"Our biggest challenge when
we started practice was a lack of
fundamentals," Hollensworh said.
"However, these guys are so deter-
mined to be successful and are
young enough so we can instill
proper techniques and create a
team all the kids can be proud of."


The Wewa boys varsity and junior-varsity basketball teams practice with
Coach Hollensworth in preparation for the this season.


Hollensworh, with junior varsi-
ty coach Trey Rose and assistant
coach Coy Adkins, just wants to
see the boys improve each game
and with each practice.
"We are starting with baby
steps," Hollensworh said. "From
gaining interest in the team from
the players to working on team-
work and techniques to build the
players day by day without creat-
ing bad habits, we all have our
work cut out for us. But the boys
are eager to learn, so that makes it
more enjoyable for everyone."
Hollensworh said.
Hollensworh also noted his
excitement in helping the 19 play-
ers that compose the varsity and
junior varsity teams. He feels he
has a great foundation in the
teams and the coaches that will
only excel as the season progress-
es.
The boys teams will get a
chance to practice what they have
learned so far at the Tip Off
Classic, Tuesday, Nov. 25,, at R.F.
Monroe and will play their first
home game on Monday, Dec. 1
against Chattahoochee beginning a


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5:30 p.m. CST.
One can not forget about the
Wewa girls basketball teams, espe-
cially as they exit the locker room
for practice and invade the gym
with determination in their eyes.
Running drills and warming
up takes on a militant feel with
these girls who are obviously seri-
ous about the game and reticent on
being successful.
As the teams prepare to being
this season, girls coaches April
Bidwell, Carolyn Rainey and Carla
Dunn are working intensely with a
group of young ladies who love the
game and who all seem to enjoy the
fact they are playing.
"These girls are very intense,
but are always smiling," Bidwell
said. "It is obvious they really enjoy
this sport and want to learn more
everyday. That is very encouraging
to us as coaches and makes us all
,want to work harder."
Similar as with the boys teams,
the girls coaches have noticed a
few girls that are standing out with
excellent techniques and leader-
ship and are predicted to be formi-
dable players this season.
Varsity players Brandi Sasser,
a junior, and Megan Whitfield, a
sophomore, along with junior-var-
sity player Samantha Green, a
freshman, have all show exemplary
determination and fortitude so far
this year, according to Bidwell.
Bidwell considers this a build-
ing year for the girls to really instill
the basics in the correct manner.
With a schedule as imposing as
that of the boys, the coaches want
to really focus on team cohesive-
ness to make this year successful
;and prepare for the years to come.
Both girls teams will play their
first game of the season on Monday
.against Cottondale, with the junior
varsity team returning Tuesday,
Dec. 25 for their first home game
against Bozeman at 5 p.m. CST.


Emily Raffield and Kayleigh
Lewis represented the Port St. Joe
High School golf team in the district
playoffs, with Raffield advancing to
regionals.

PSJ Student Competes
in Golf Regionals
by Carly Johnson
Emily Raffield, a sophomore at,
Port St. Joe High School represent-
ed the school in the girl's golf
regionals on Nov. 4, at Hidden
Creek Golf Club in Navarre Beach.
After playing golf for only two
years, Raffield earned the opportu-
nity to compete in the district finals
on October 27, in Marianna with
classmate Kayleigh Lewis, who lost
by one stroke.
Raffield, having the lowest
round score in the district,
advanced to the regionals.
"We are very, very proud of
Emily," girls' golf coach Pam
Watford said. "She is a great person
and golfer and I was glad to have
her on the team."
Raffield, who gives the credit to
last minute coaching from her
Uncle Terry says she enjoys playing
golf and hopes to continue next
year for Port St. Joe.


The League fields three teams,
the seven and eight-year-old
Dolphins, the nine and ten-year-
old Jaguars and the 11 and 12-
year-old Buccaneers. Each team
has a squad of cheerleaders in the
same age groups. All are coached
by volunteers from the community.
They play in the Big Bend Football
League against teams from
Franklin County, Wewahitchka,
Blountstown, Liberty County,
Chattahoochee, Mount Pleasant
and Sneads.
Without the generous financial
help of their many sponsors, this
football program.would not be pos-
sible. They would like to give their
sincere thanks to St. Joe
Timberland Company, Raffield
Fisheries, Gulf County
Commissioners Nathan Peters and
Jerry Barnes, Preble-Rish, Inc.,
First Baptist Church, John. C.
Gainous VFW Post 10069, Capital
City Bank, CQ Developments, LLC,
George Duren's Piggly Wiggly, Port
St. Joe Marina, Port St. Joe Lions
Club, Triple B Sports, Fred and
Carolyn Witten, Pristine Pools,
Inc., St. Joe Natural Gas Company,
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Church.
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From left to right, Ann Six with Hayden Palmer, Autumn Merriell and Brenda Wood.


"Peacebuilders" Encourages Students


By Carly Johnson
Mention "Peacebuilders"
around Port St. Joe Elementary
School and the whispering chatter
of students can easily be heard.
They all know what it is and how to
become one of the select few and
are proud to let others know it.
"Peacebuilders", an elementary
school character-building program
designed to allow schools to
become peaceful learning environ-
ments, has entered its fourth year
at Port St. Joe Elementary and is
making quite an impact.
No, the program doesn't build
something tangible that you can
hold in your hand, but walking the
halls of the elementary school and
talking to the elite chosen students
that signify and represent
"Peacebuilders" throughout the
year, it is something you can see in
their eyes and hear in their words.
It is a kindness and positive atti-
tude that 'is infectious to anyone
around them.
Hayden Palmer, a first grade
student in Ann Six's class at Port
St. Joe Elementary who was select-
ed as a "Peacebuilder" earlier this
month, enjoys the honor he
received. Being selected as a
"Peacebuilder" is a very impressive
achievement for this young man as
he has now received it two 'years
running.
"It felt really good to get to be a
'Peacebuilder' again," Palmer said.
"You get to have your picture taken
and you get prizes. All you have to
do is work hard, be nice to people
and do good, not bad, stuff."
Autumn Merriell, a fourth
grader in Brenda Wood's class at
Port St. Joe Elementary, was
selected as her grade's
"Peacebuilder" last month. Merriell
can recite the Peacebuilder pledge
on command and was very proud to
have also been chosen for the sec-
ond year in, a row.
"It. is really a good feeling,"
"Merriell said. "You get to be a
'Peacebuilder' when you are nice
and do good things for people.
Everyone is very proud of me. Now
I want to be. a 'Peacebuilder' next
year for three years in a row."
Although the Gulf County


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schools have had a character-
building program in place for the
past seven years, it wasn't until the
implementation of "Peacebuilders"
that a true difference was noticed
with the faculty and staff, as well
as in the students. The
"Peacebuilder" program was cho-
sen because of its proven effective-
ness against bullying and violence,
two issues that were becoming
more and more prevalent at Port St.
Joe Elementary, as well as around
the country.
The goal of "Peacebuilders" is
to remove negative influences and
forces that cause disruption and
interfere with learning, such as
bullying, teasing and disruptive
classroom behavior.
Students are encouraged to live
by the ideals of the "Peacebuilder
Pledge" which the entire school
recites each morning. The pledge
gives guidelines to students on how
to live a more productive, happier
life by:
*Praising People
*Giving Up Put -Downs
*Seeking Wise People
*Noticing Hurts
*Righting Wrongs
Students who live up to these
guidelines and perform consistent-
ly on a positive level are nominated
by their teachers for the honor. One
student from each grade is then
selected weekly to be a
"Peacebuilder of the Week."
The chosen students' names
are then announced on the morn-
ing announcements. After which,
the new "Peacebuilders" are invited
to the principal's office where they
will call a parent or guardian with
the principal to inform them of the
award.
The students are also enticed
to promote and maintain a positive
school environment with other
rewards and incentives.,
"Peacebuilders" get their pick of
several prizes and have their pic-
ture displayed on the Peacebuilder
bulletin board, in. the newspaper
and daily on the morning school
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effect, teachers, who must all go
through training in this program,
and students learn to communicate
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thumbs-up or thumbs-down,
depending on the emotion of the
student.
Cindy Belin, guidance coun-
cilor for pre-K through fifth grade
at Port St. Joe Elementary believes
this program is making a signifi-
cant difference in the lives of the
children, faculty and staff alike.
According to Belin, "Peacebuilders"
has spread to every grade and been
integrated into all aspects of the
student's daily lives.
"Not only are the children rein-
forced with the guidelines of this
program in the classroom by a
teacher, they also are encouraged
to live by these rules in the lunch
room and on their buses," Belin
said. "Having this program sur-
rounding them on a constant basis
reinforces positive behavior. The
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dents something to work towards."
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times a week she is stopped by stu-
dents around school asking to be a
Peacebuilde. This gives her the
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dards.
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the difference it is making," Belin
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decrease in the number of write-
ups and disciplinary action with
the students since this program
has taken off. We are seeing an
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Local author, Michael Lister,
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Blood of the Lamb.
"This has been a long time
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wedding will be held at The Body of
Christ Jesus Church, 618 Harbor
Street, Port St. Joe. All friends and
family are invited to share in this
joyous occasion.


Sam Turns "3"
Samantha Breanna Burkett
turned three years old on October
31st. Samantha celebrated at her
home in Carrabelle with a big
Halloween/Barbie birthday party.
Samantha is the daughter of
Dana (Saunders) Burkett of
Carrabelle and Richard Burkett of
Port St. Joe. She is the grand-
daughter of Dr. Edward and Debbie
Saunders,; and the niece of Terry
Saunders, all of Carrabelle. Her
great-grandmother is Inez Murphy
of Port St. Joe.


Blake Is One
Blake Gay celebrated his first
birthday November 8th, with a race
car party held at White City park
with friends and family.
Blake is the son of Karen Clark
and Bobby Gay. His grandparents
are Karen Wood and Tom Clark,
and Robert and Audrey Gay.


BIII ipIill~li li "i -l i f &- ****l M HERM

First Baptist Youth Visit BSJCC
The Youth Group of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe visited Bay St. Joseph Care Center recently. Residents of
the facility enjoyed the songs, and were presented with Thanksgiving cards.


F' The Tyndall AFB tree lighting
M ceremony is scheduled for 5:00
p.m. December 4th at Flag Park. All
-- Department of Defense military
identification card holders are
Invited to attend. Cookies and hot
,,-chocolate will be served.


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Sea Oats Garden Club Gives

Angel Centers to-BSJCC
Sea Oats Garden Club of Mexico Beach presented Angel center pieces to
BSJCC for the holidays. Pictured Sally Malone with resident Council President
"Marie Hatcher."

Senior Citizens Drawing for Groceries


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are inviting the public to
obtain tickets for a chance to win
$100 worth of groceries, or a sec-
ond prize of $60 worth of cookware,
or a third prize of $40 worth of


Peacebuilders from page B


unmistakable change in everyone,
teachers and students alike."
According to "Peacebuilder's"
national organization website, the
vision is to create schools that "are
peaceful learning environments
where everyone increases the peace
through positive, respectful behav-
iors and students achieve academ-
ic success."
The site also states that the
target of the program is to allow
students to excel in academics by
removing factors which can disrupt
teaching and learning, such as vio-
lence, bullying, drugs and tobacco.
Marty Riley, Gulf County's


coordinator for "Peacebuilders", is
encouraged by the difference it is
making in everyone's lives who are
associated with these elementary
school children.
"This program has been very
effective," Riley said. "It has result-
ed in a school climate shift toward
a peaceful learning environment,
decreased violence and disruptive
behavior while increasing positive,
respectful and thoughtful behav-
ior."
While continuing on the path
already created, Riley also has
long-term goals he would like to
see "Peacebuilders" achieve with,
and on behalf of, the students.


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cookware. The prizes were donated
by George Duren, owner of the
Piggly Wiggly. Proceeds from the ___"
tickets will be used to help pay for
meals. and transportation for the .
senior citizens. .
Tickets are $1.00 each and
may be purchased at The Star, all
Senior Citizens Centers, from Port
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cadets, and Capital City Bank.
The drawing will be held on ,
December 18th at 12:00 noon, at
the Senior Citizens Center.


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Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate townhome with
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Beautiful brand new four : ,
bedroom, three and one-half .
bath home has boardwalk
access to beach. Excellent
Gulf views. Near St: Joseph's
State Park. MLS#96363.
Call Sammy Thompson or
Paulette Cleare, Realtors
850-229-2777.


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zone means no flood insur-
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Call Sammy Thompson or
Paulette Cleare, Realtors
850-229-2777.


WHEELER HOME
Mexico Beach Interior
Four bedroom, three and one-
half bath home has Mexican
tile downstairs, pickled pine
solid doors and paneling.
Great room plus extra sitting
room. Close to tennis, park
and beach. MLS#97270.
Call Ron Kelly at 850-648-2020.
LOTS:
First Tier Cape San Bias. Great building lot with deeded access to the
beach via boardwalk. Near St. Joseph State Park. MLS#97465.
$380,000. Call Paulette Cleare.or Sammy Thompson, Realtors 850-
229-2777.
Bayfront Cape San Bias. Even Tide Lots 3, 4 and 5 are nice home
sites in new gated community. MLS#9296, 9300, and 9310. $200,000
- $205,000. Call Jeff or Margaret Fletcher, Realtor 850-229-2777.
Gulf View Cape San Bias. Two lots to be sold together would make.
nice second and third tier homesites. Pristine beach. MLS#96845.
$450,000. Call Margaret Fletcher or Jeff Fletcher, Realtors 850-229-
2777.
First and Second Tier Cape San Bias. One first tier and four second
tier lots left in this new subdivision in the heart of Cape San Bias.
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and #97074. $235,000 $335,000. Call Paulette Cleare or Sammy
Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.

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Care Closet Holds Ribbon Cutting
Members of the First United Methodist Church, pastor Dan Rhodes, city commissioners and members of the
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce cut a ribbon last week which marked the grand opening ceremonies of the
Care Closet, located at 510 Fourth St. The Care Closet, begun as a mission outreach of the church, offers cloth-
ing and shoes to the community for 50 cents and under per item. They solicit donations of good used clothing,
as demand is currently outdistancing available items.


Panhandle Players

To Hold Auditions
The Panhandle Players will be
holding auditions for their annual
revue "A Day in the Park" on
Monday, December 7th, at 7:00
p.m. at the Dixie Theatre. This is
the third show of its kind produced
by the Panhandle Players. The
theme is anything that might hap-
pen in a park during any time peri-
od.
They are looking for most any
type of act from singing to dancing,
poetry to skits. All ages are encour-
aged to attend and be prepared to
present their talent for 2-3 min-
utes. The dates for the production
are January 23-25, 2004. For
information contact Cathy Watts,
evenings at 670-8989.


Shaina Is Two
Shaina Nicole Murphy cele-
brated her second birthday on
November 14th with a part at her
house attended by family and
friends. The theme of her party was
the Care Bears.
SShaina's parents are Bobby
and Paige Murphy and she has four
siblings; Trey, Adam, Chris, and
Kaylee. She shares her birthday
with her aunt Shannon Renfro and
her. late grandfather, Robert H.
Murphy.


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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Pie
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1 can (30 oz.) pumpkin pie mix
2/3 c. evaporated milk
2 eggs
1/2 c light corn syrup
3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)
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Woman's Club met November 12th
at the Charles Whitehead Library
with 20 members present.
Maureen Mitchell gave the
devotional entitled November and
Thanksgiving using Jeremiah as
scripture.
Emmie Young, Chairman of
International Affairs, had Carol
Vlahos as her speaker. Carol gave
an interesting talk on her recent
trip to Greece.
Barbara Shirley-Scott report-
ed on the ESE class birthday party
hosted by Pat Byrd and Ruth Hall
with 12 children present.
Plans were finalized for the
Fall Bazaar.
Hostesses for the day were
Carol Vhahos, E.J. Keller, Tweeta
Gaskin, and Maureen Mitchell.


Friends Building Committee says
thanks for your support. The
expansion of the Library is becom-
ing a reality by the show of sup-
port by this group, other civic
organizations, and the entire com-
munity.


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Opportunity Florida Unites the Voice of 8 Rural Counties


By Rick Marcum
Executive Director
If you read my last article, you
now know that the eight counties of
Opportunity Florida can more easi-
ly offer incentives than other coun-
ties. Incentives are important, but
one of our true strengths is in our
numbers. In the past, the largest
voice of the eight counties was
either Jackson or Gadsden with
populations approaching 50,000
each. But when the eight county
voice of Opportunity Florida speaks
now-we represent close to
200,000 people. Yes, we now have a
bigger stick and that really counts
when we solicit the Florida
Legislature with our economic con-
cerns and issues.
An example came last year
when Franklin County, one of the
Opportunity Florida member coun-
ties, had a real worry as cutbacks
in the Florida Department of
Agriculture would lay-off the aqua-
culture oyster inspectors. The
USDA soon announced that unless
Florida oysters underwent an
inspection process, they could not


leave the state. Obviously, the lead-
ership of Franklin County went to
Tallahassee voicing their con-
cerns-but they also had seven
other counties and the combined
200,000 or so voices made a bit
more noise. Result-the inspection
process was saved. Would it have
happened without the seven other
counties-maybe-but who wants
to find out. Not me.
If one looks closely at the eight
counties, Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Liberty, and Washington, there, is
great commonality, as well as great
diversity amongst them. But it
seems with each passing month,
the representatives from each
county leading Opportunity
Florida's efforts became more and
more aware of their neighbors and
their needs than they knew the pre-
vious month-and vice versa. We
are building a regional voice. No,
we don't always see eye to eye, but
the circle of common ground is
growing larger.
Finding common ground is just
one of the missions of Opportunity


Florida. One thing the eight coun-
ties do have in common is the
desire to proactively make some


things happen to enhance our
region's economic growth. And to
that end we havell I will bring to


Covenant Hospice to Hold


Tree of Lights December 4
Covenant Hospice will hold its bolizes the life, hopes and dreams
annual "Tree of Lights-A of a loved one," said Cathy Dale,
Celebration of. Life" event on regional director for Covenant
Thursday, December 4th at 6:00 Hospice.
p.m. at the Panama City Mall. This Tax-deductibl donin can
special event gives families and Tax-deductible dna can
friends an opportunity to celebrate be made at the ceremony or by
and honor the lives of loved ones calling Covenant Hospice. All dona-
they have lost. tions will benefit Covenant
The community is invited to go Hospice, enabling them to continue
out and enjoy holiday music and their tradition of pro\idin :com-
refreshments at this annual Tree of passionate, quality care for
Lights celebration. Elegant keep- patients and loved ones facing end-
sake ornaments are available tog en
honor loved ones and may be hung, of-life issues in Bay and Gulf coun-
on the tree at the mall or taken ties. For more information, contact
home to treasure. "Each ornament Lori Fitzgerald at 850-913-3204 or
was lovingly handmade and sym- toll free at 866-785-3040.


Ashbrook-Schultz Named General Manager at Forgotten Coast Realty


Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty's owner, Kay
Eubanks, announced that Debbie
Ashbrook has joined the company
as General Manager. Ashbrook
brings over 20 years of experience
in all aspects of real estate, sales,
management and education to this
position.
In her new role, Ashbrook will
manage and oversee the Real'
Estate Sales and Property
Management divisions of the com-
pany. In her partnership with the
staff and sales force she will take
the company to new levels. The
agents will have their own nation-.
ally renowned and recognized pro-
fessional motivator available to
them 24/7.
Prior to joining Coldwell
Banker Forgotten Coast Realty,
Ashbrook owned her own profes-
sional speaking business. She
traveled the country speaking in
over 40 states, educating agents
and brokers on how to use systems
and processes in their business, so
they can provide exceptional serv-
ice to their customers. She also
owned Eagle Realty located in Des
Moines, IA. Additionally,, Ashbrook
has been on the management team
of two large Coldwell Banker Real
Estat'f Companies in Detroit. NlI
arid-Des Moines, LA respectively.
SFe w\as General Manager of


another Coldwell Banker firm in
Iowa City, Iowa where she created
systems and processes that
increased their gross income by
over 33% in less than a 10 months.
Ashbrook holds the ABR
(Accredited Buyers Representative)
designation and is a certified
instructor in ABR courses.
November 2002 the REBAC (Real
Estate Buyer Agency Counsel, a


division of the National Association
of Realtors) inducted Debbie into
the Hall of Fame for her work in
promoting agents working with
buyers properly. She also holds the
DREI (Distinguished Real Estate
Instructor). This designation sym-
bolizes significant accomplish-
ments in the field of real estate
education with particular empha-
sis on outstanding performance
and communication in the art of
teaching others. She also holds the
SRES (Senior Real Estate
Specialist) designation.
"Debbie's demonstrated ahd
proven skills as a sales associate,
management team member, educa-
tor, motivator and leader made us
realize what a tremendous asset
she would be as our General
Manager" said Eubanks. "We are
tickled to death to have her in the
driver's seat."
Kay Eubanks founded
Forgotten Coast Realty in June of
2002 and became affiliated with
Coldwell Banker shortly thereafter
in July of that year. In less than
nine months, Kay and her staff
took the young company to
Number One Office in the
Southern Region. Kay herself
.attained the title of Number One
agent in the entire Stae ,of. Florida.,
Recently Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty rose to the


#1 position m the Nation in Gross
Commission Income for its size.
SColdwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty is an affiliate of the
International Real Estate
Corporation.


you a fairly impressive list of
accomplishments of the organiza-
tion in some later articles. If you
want to know more about each
county between now and then, go
to our website: www.opportuni-


The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary
will. be collecting new, unwrapped
toys along the parade route on
December 6th for children ages one.
through fourteen. The \FVW will
have a "sleigh" on their float that
they would like to fill with toys.
They will be donated to the
"Christmas for Kids and Adults"
which is headed by Jerry Stokoe at
the Senior Citizen Center in Port
St. Joe, The Star Publishing


tyflorida.com, we have links to all
the region's newspapers-their
news and classified section. Take a
look-you might want to see what's
going on around oir region.


Company, Arvida, and Knights of
Columbus. All toys will go to chil-
dren in Gulf County.
Help put smiles on the faces of
children who wouldn't have a very
merry Christmas otherwise.
Anyone who is unable to attend the
parade but would like to donate
toys, they can be dropped off at the
VFW in Highland View before
December 6th. Help to bring
Christmas cheer to the kids and
their families in Gulf County.


Properties For Sale

By Owner
LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private boat landings $100,000 and up. Also V to
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Ducks Unlimited Raises $20,000 For Conservation


By Carly Johnson ered at Box R Ranch in Franklin
Hundreds of supporters gath- County Thursday night, Nov. 6, for


the annual Gulf Coast Chapter of
Ducks Unlimited fund-raiser.


..ry Bayless ran a fast-paced s ries.of le a s d g the fd ra r.
Larry Bayless ran a fast-paced series of live auctions during the fund raiser.


This year's event, with close to
300 attendees, raised more than
$20,000 for the non-profit's con-
servation and preservation efforts.
"We are incredibly pleased
with this year's turnout," event co-
chair Andy Smith said. "We started
working on this event earlier this
year and had approximately 125
more people attending. We raised a
lot of money for a great cause and
exceeded all of our expectations."
Participants at this year's
event were treated to a steak din-
ner, prepared by Charlie Norton, 'a
silent and live auction and several
raffles. All items sold and given
away were donated by local indi-
viduals and businesses. Items in
the raffles and auctions ranged
from signature paintings, to guns,
to jewelry and everything in
between.
Tracy Melvin, a resident of
Port St. Joe and a first-timer to the
fund-raiser, was impressed with
the evening.
"There was a multitude of
items to bid on or win in the raffle
and everything ran very smoothly
all night," Melvin said. "I was real-
ly looking forward to attending
and can't wait to return next year."
Because of a recent land sale,
next year's benefit may be relocat-
ed. Members will be notified of any
changes.


Day Use and Camping Fees Waived for Servicemen


The U.S. Army Corps of waive day use and camping fees for
Engineers announced that it will active duty service personnel on


Balloting For FSA Committee


It's election time in the agricul-
ture community. Starting this
week, producers will be receiving
ballots for the annual
Calhoun/Liberty/ Gulf/Franklin
County Farm Service Agency coun-
ty committee election.
Election ballots were' sched-
uled to be mailed November 18th,
to eligible voters as part of FSA's
county committee elections.


Voters have until December 1st
to return their ballots. Newly elect-
ed committee members and alter-
nates assume office on January
1st.
Committee members are a crit-
ical component of the day-to-day
operations of Farm Service Agency,
helping run FSA farm programs at
the local level.


Ayers Speaks to DAR


The Sunset Coastal Grill was
the ~eitlninorfr the regular meetingg
on November 19th for'the Saint
'Joseph Bay-'D"aughters of the
American Revolution. After a.deli-
cious Thanksgiving meal, the meet-
ing was underway with many mem-
bers and guests in attendance. ,
John Ayers, the speaker, is a
native of Blountstown and taught
American History and World
Geography at Jinks Junior High
School. He is an avid historian and


has pursued the .history, of .this
i .area for many years.
Mr. Ayers spoke ,of the, history
of Calhoun, Franklin, and Gulf
Counties and pointed out many
interesting facts about the area. He
discussed how Gulf County looked
after the great hurricane devastat-
ed Old Saint Joseph.
The next meeting will be the
annual Christmas Membership Tea
on December 17th.


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General Carl A. Strock, Director of
Civil Works, said. "Our intent is to
recognize the selfless service of
these men and women to our
nation and the world."
Service personnel on R&R will
be required to show identification
and leave orders to obtain the
waiver. The waiver will also apply
to all family members accompany-


Gulf County Health ing the serviceman or woman.
Department in collaboration with T
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Family Literacy FAMU Partnership fees on a walk-up and space-avail-
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about this volunteer experience.


Alfia Mirabella, Ms. Clarissa Williams and Mr. Rex Buzzett took time out
of the evening to pose for a picture.


Local DAR Supports Troops


The Saint Joseph Bay Chapter
NSDAR continues to help give sup-
port and encouragement to the
troops of the USS John C. Stennis,
a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, :
which was alerted and at war by
November 11, 2002. The 5,200 per-
sonnel aboard the carrier spent
lonely and uncertain days far from
home. They missed many major
holidays with their families and
loved ones.
The DAR, through an agree-
ment with the Department of the


Navy has .supplied Christmas
cards, prepaid telephone calling
cards, drawings from school chil-
dren, small Mini-Maglites, mone-.
tary donations, and many other
helpful and comforting items.
The DAR is proud to help our
military around the world in their.
fight against terrorism.
In'Veterans' Day observances,
the DAR had speakers from Port
St. Joe to Wewahitchka to inform
the public of their mission against
terrorism.


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Thank You For M Ilonumental Mu
Thank You For Monumental Music


A tip of the hat and a round of providing an afternoon of music by The melodies and songs
applause to the ladies of the Junior the Blue and Gray Jazz Band in seemed to put the young and the
old and those in between in the
Service League of Port St. Joe and Constitution Park Sunday mood, toe tapping and hand clap-
the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts for November 16.. ping. It was a delightful day, and


you might say, monumental music.
May I say a heartfelt Thank You on
behalf of all those present.
Jim Froning


Lanark Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Nov. 30th


A musical celebration of St.
Andrew's Day, featuring Scotland's
family of entertainers and musical
ambassadors-The McIlroy's-
John, Patti and Katie, will be per-


forming with guitar, flute, fiddle,
bodhran, bagpipes, fabulous vocals
and always a few surprises.
The performance will be by the


Big Bend's own Lanark Scottish
Fiddle Orchestra, comprised of
musicians from Lanark Village,
Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Havana,


Spring Creek and Tallahassee,
ranging in ages from 2 to 75 and
playing fiddles, bass, flutes, whis-
tles, percussion, piano and guitar
sharing traditional Scottish music.
St. Andrew's Day is the day
when Scots-and friends of
Scotland-around the world cele-
brate the achievements of the
country of their birth and -of their
forefathers. It is a day to be proud
of the traditions, the culture and
the contribution Scotland and its
people have brought to the world
over hundreds of years.
The performance will take
place Sunday, November 30th,
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Chillas Hall,
156 Heffernan Drive, Lanark
Village (from Tallahassee turn right
at the "Main intersection" of Lanark
next to the golf course.)
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following the performance with a
chance to meet the performers and
find out more about Scotland and
the music. Donations will be wel-
come at the door to support the
sharing of Scottish music in this
area.
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By: Ashley Haddock
Happy Thanksgiving Day
everybody! Now is a good time to
remember all the things we have to
be thankful for.
Speaking of time and being
thankful, today is Thursday, the
23rd of November, four weeks
before Christmas; five weeks until
the New Year; 24 weeks till Seniors'
last, day of school; and just 25
weeks until the Class of 2004
crosses the stage in the "dome" to
receive their diplomas. I don't
know about the rest of my class-


mates, but I will be thankful for
that day!! We've all worked hard for
"our" time.
Tune in your television at
11:00 a.m. ET today (Thursday) to
catch PSJHS's senior varsity cheer-
leading captain Becky Belin in the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
performing with the blue group of
the USA All Stars. Congrats on
being selected as a Universal
Cheerleader Association All Star,
Becky..
Obviously, junior
tailback/linebacker Randall


Johnson scored a touchdown with
the WMBB News 13 sportswriters
this season, since they chose him
as a 2003 "Dream Team" member.
The announcement was made
Friday night as the Sharks were on
their way home after defeating
Sneads 46-13. This victory gave the
Sharks (9-3) a spot in the region-
al/rural school championship
game at Chiefland this Friday
night. Good luck all to the Sharks
.in the quest to the state champi-
onships.
In other sports action, the boys'
soccer team defeated Marianna last
Thursday, while the girls dropped a
loss there. The Tiger Sharks hoop-
sters will drive and shoot in their
first game of the season this Friday
night in Gainesville.
While the guys had their time
under the lights Friday night, it
was the girls in the spotlight
Saturday night at the Gulf County
Junior Miss Program. The lucky


Honor Students Recognized


Several community youth
groups are joining forces to pro-
mote high academic skills in
today's young people. Two special
activities were held following the
first nine week grading period in
recognition of 47 hard working stu-
dents, 1st through 12th grade.
The first activity was the grade
#1 jamboree held outside at the
David Jones site. Patrons were
Shirley Jenkins and Billy Quinn,


Sr. On hand to volunteer was Mary
P. King.
The second activity was an
Honors Achievement program to
culminate the nine week grading
period. At this ceremony, certifi-
cates were given to each honoree.
Simona Beard was emcee for the
occasion. Community youth pro-
vided entertainment. Vivian Patten,
Curtis Lewis,S~brpJ n Speights. and
Candi Lewis made preparat:ions ; lr,


PORT ST. JOE .# ^

Middle

. School News


By: Charlotte Faircloth
Hellc: out there! This is PSJ
Middle School telling you what's
going on.
Thanksgiving is November
27th. What are you cooking?
This past Wednesday was the
school Science Fair.
Congratulations to the winners:
Over-all-Matthew Wright; Health
and Medicine-(lst place) Amber
Allen, (2nd place) Krista Parker,
and (3rd place) Lacey Williams;
Environmental-(lst place) Mason
Adkison, (2nd place) Robbie
Martin, and (3rd place) Kathryn
Arnold; Chemistry-(Ist. place)
Chelsea Flanegan, (2nd.place)
Douglas May, and (3rd place)
Ashton Norris; Botany-(lst place)
Olivia Lamberson, (2nd place)
Jesse Raffield, and (3rd place)
Melanie Raffield; Earth and
Space-(1st place) Matthew Wright,
(2nd place) Rebecca Furr and (3rd


place) Eric, Brumbaugh;
Bi:chemnstr-l-Ist place Brennis
Bush, and (2nd place) Lenora
Weimorts; Zoology-(lst place)
Carson Howse and (2nd place)
Amanda Piccola. Congratulations
again.
Also teen court has their next
meeting December 1st at 4:30 p.m.
Lately, 8th graders have been,
exposed to applications for a schol-
arship called, "Take Stock in
Children." Due date for applica-
tions is November 26th. November
26th is also the middle school's
Turkey Trot. Rejoice fellow stu-
dents, we get early dismissal for
Thanksgiving and we don't go back
until December 1st.
Well, I have enjoyed keeping
you undated on PSJ Middle School,
but I must go. "Parting is such
sweet sorrow." Happy
Thanksgiving!!


a very well planned evening.
These events were sponsored
by the North Port St. Joe Academic
and Cultural Youth Iniative Project,
MAMF, and Boys II Men.

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The class is designed for mem-
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community theatre, or those who
would like to be, and would like
training in acting techniques. No
previous experience is necessary.
The course will be taught by Chuck
Clay, GCCC theatre adjunct
instructor, and director of the
recent performances of waiting g for
Godot."
This is a college level three
credit hour class, and may be
audited as well. The class will be
conducted in the Amelia Center for
Arts, room 152. For additional
information and to register, call
Rosie O'Bourke at 872-3887.


and talented young lady of the
night chosen by the judges turned
out to be PSJHS's own Rachel
Bixler. She also was presented the
Scholastic, Interview, and Poise
and Composure Awards. Second
place and the Talent Award was
awarded to Laura Husband from
Wewahitchka High School, and
.third place went to St. Joe's Jessica
Ford. The young ladies in the pro-
gram voted to give the Spirit Award
to Miranda Sasser.
With Thanksgiving Day comes
the first day of the regular gun
hunting season. I'd like to remind
the outdoorsmen to take their guns
out of the truck before going to
school. The Gulf County School
system has already made examples
of the zero tolerance rule in past
years. Don't be the next example
Students will soon be receiving
another billing for the 2004
Monument yearbook. Remember,
to reserve your copy, you need to
pay for these books by the end of
the year.
Juniors, you must pay your
class dues if you want to go to the
2004 prom.
Students, don't forget 'to sign
up for the upcoming NHS Blood
Drive and give the gift of life.
Someone will be very thankful that
you did.
The NJROTC wrapped up its
"Rent-A-Squad" fundraiser this
past weekend to raise money for a
field meet at Lake Howell High
School in Winterpark in February.
The cadets are currently selling raf-
fle tickets with a.first prize of a
$100 gift certificate to Duren's
Piggly Wiggly, and also second and
third place drawings, all to be held
on December 18th.
Congratulations to PSJHS's
Marty and Laurel Riley who have
completed their ;Masters in
Education at University .of West
Florida College of Professional
Studies. They will be honored at
commencement exercises in the
PSJ Elementary School auditorium
Monday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Good work Rileys!
Musical Theatre students are
planning "The Gift of the Magi" and
"Christmas in 'Whoville" on
Monday, the 15th' of December, at
6:30 p.m. This is the first dinner
theatre production at Port St. Joe
High. Admission is $10 for the pro-.
duction and dinner. There is limit-
ed seating so reserve .your seat
today with Ann Comforter. No tick-
ets will be sold at the door.
Gather up your family's old
glasses and put them on the Lions
Tree of Sight in the PSJ Christmas
Parade on Saturday, December
6th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. down-
town
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3rdlAnnuaflHofiday Shoe Drive Has Started!
Time to go through your closets for those
unwanted pairs of shoes, in reasonable condi-
tion. Help those in need in Franklin and Gulf
Counties. You can bring the shoes to Coastal
Foot and Ankle Clinic located directly on Hwy
98 in Apalachicola. Donations are distributed to
Franklin County Early Head Start.

We are at our new location. Come see us 221 Avenue E Apalachicola, FL 32320
850/653-3338 850/653-3339 Fax





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SENIOR CITIZENS


GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 and .older a
free hearing test. If you have been
Exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you ask
People to repeat what they have
said, come see us at:


JAMES W. DAME
Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist
GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2003
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's hearing.
aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in the area. Come in and
try our service!


PARTS & SERVICE SALES
252 Water Street (850) 653-9218 56 Market Street (850)


653-1795


Apalachicola, FL 32320 www.wefings.com

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Mobile 850-258-5261


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Sil's Home Center, Inc.
"Florida's Oldest Dealership" Since 1957
1023 N. Tyndall Parkway, Panama City
850-785-4671 800-239-4671


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.*l Gulf front home on Cape San
I Bias This home features incredible
views and spacious decks. Newly
remodeled. Offered @ $629,000.
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Commercial building located in
downtown Port St. Joe. 2700
Square feet with showroom and 3
offices plus additional storage.
Recently renovated. Priced to sell @
$250,000.


4975-A Cape San Bias Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-227-9000 Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Fax: 850-227-9111
beacrealty@flbeaches.net www.flbeaches.net

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


Moonrise Drive, 1st tier @
$350,000.
Green Hill, Gulf View, $145,000.
Country Club Drive @ $125,000.
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias
$165,000.
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre
+-, $350,000.
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
51'x312't, $399,000.


"LOCaTIOn, LOcaurO n, Locutlonl
On Indian Pass Beach with
sweeping views of the Gulf of
Mexico. Quality construction, 3
BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace,
wet bar, and professionally decorated.
OFFERED @ $1,100,000.


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This 5 BR/4 BA home is zoned com-
mercial and perfect for a Bed &
Breakfast. PRICED TO SELL @ V
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and bay access, golf cart with private
garage, spacious decks, and much
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ivn Jones, Agent Clint Eason, Agent "%
:ours 850-229-9139 After'Hours 850-227-3453 .
lie 850-227-4111 Mobile 850-227-5251





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Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


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


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

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


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1000 Highway 98
Grooming e Boarding Pet Supplies


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


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


Pastor Appreciation at Beach Baptist


at Billy Carr's Auto Sales. He was a
member of the First United. Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe. He was a fre-
quent golfer at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club, where he was a charter
member. Mr. Carlsten is survived by
his wife, Helen Ramsey Carlsten of
Port St. Joe; six children, Catherine
Carlsten of Biloxi, MS, Deborah
Carlsten Kemple and husband, Matt
of Houston, TX, Gary Carlsten, Jr. of
Overstreet, Richard Ramsey of
Overstreet, Paula Ramsey Pickett and
husband, Boyd of Port St. Joe, and
Robert Ramsey and wife, Kelly of Port
St. Joe; one brother, Everett Carlsten


y L.A.B.C.'s PowerPoint
By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor
The Anchor Holds
Good anchors are not made of cast-iron or just any metal. Good anchors are
made of wrought iron, strongly welded-tough, compact material to bear the strain
of perilous times.Anchors must be strong. Life depends on it.
Hebrews 6:19 says, "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure
and steadfast."The hope is God's promise of salvation. God, who cannot lie, says
refuge is found by those who seek protection in Him during troubled times. God's
salvation is embodied in Jesus Christ. He is the Anchor of the soul for those who
love, trust and obey Him.
Anchors keep vessels from shipwreck amidst shifting winds and currents.
Ships often experience distress, even if not shipwrecked. But, anchors keep ves-
sels from running around and losing ground.Anchots keep ships from going back
to port as winds blow against it. Distress may come. Sailors may get seasick. But,
the anchor holds.
Be thankful the Anchor holds! Jesus will "never leave nor forsake" you.
Tempted to go back to the old port? Your "old" way of living? Let the Anchor keep
you sure and steadfast.
Temptation, trial, affliction and anxiety are strong. Trust Jesus, the Anchor of
the soul. Tradition? Nice Person? Attending Church? Wrong Anchor! Innovation
and excitement? Wrong Anchor! Christ alone is the Right Anchor! Worrisome
winds have come. Can you hear the chain drop? The Anchor is taking hold.
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 onWednesday: 7:00pm


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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



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


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"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 Schopol .................... ...,,. ... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morring Service ....... .. ;y . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evenin't ice .e... ,- r4.. .......... .;. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meettigl& Bible Study ....... '7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL



The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
-.i' ^*" 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


of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Jackie
Pottage of Lake Tahoe, NV; eight
grandchildren, Kimberley, Kyle, Dell
and Kerigan Pickett, Alex and Kate
Kemple, and McKenzie and Madeline
Ramsey; and two special friends,
Sarah Herring Harper of White City,
and Mark Holland of Forest City, NC.
Funeral services for Mr. Carlsten
were held Monday, November 24th at
the First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe with Rev. Dan Rhodes
and Rev. Oliver Taylor officiating.
Graveside services with military hon-
ors followed at Holly Hill Cemetery.
The following family and friends
served as active pallbearers: Billy
Barlow, Billy Carr, Jack Kerigan, Jr.,
Steve Kerigan, Tim Kerigan and Billy
Quarles. Honorary pallbearers were:
Roy Harper, Jay Leffert, Dr. Pam
Overmeyer, USAF, Becky Wood and
Kenny Wood. The family would like to
thank Dr. Pam Overmeyer and many
other doctors, Marquis Home Health,
NHC Home Health and Covenant
Hospice for their loving care during
Gary's lengthy illness.
Southerland Family Funeral
Home, was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

James Earl "JR"
Harrington
James Earl "JR" Harrington,
96, passed away peacefully with
family members present on
Tuesday, November 18th. He retired
from Armco Steel Mill as a heater in
Number 2 Rod Mill in 1970 and
moved to Mexico Beach. He was a
charter member of the King of Glory
Lutheran Church in Independence,
MO and a. 50 year member of the
Sheffield Lodge Number 625 AF &
AM in Kansas City, MO.
Mr. Harrington was preceded in
death by his wife of 72 years, Betty,
in 2002; his son Richard Logan
Harrington in 1995; .his brothers
Ross and Claude; and a sister Bea.
Sunravors include his daughter-
I hi-.-Charlene HarTingto :. of Blue


Springs, Mo; three grandchildren,
Steven Harrington of San Diego, CA,
Diane Burke of Blue Springs, MO,
and Terri Poole of Monet, MO; and
five great-grandchildren. His family,
many friends and neighbors will
sadly miss him.
Cremation services will be at a
later date. Those who wish may
make a donation to the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico Beach
or the Panama City Rescue Mission,
P.O. Box 2359, Panama city, FL
32402.

Leo Hynes
Leo B. Hynes, 74, of Crystal
River, died Thursday, November
13th, at Tampa General Hospital in
Tampa. He was born to Lillian and
Leo Hynes on May 29, 1929 in
Somerville, MA. He moved to Port
St. Joe eleven months ago. He was a
retired self-employed travel agent
dandan Air Force veteran having
served during the Korean War. He
was a Catholic.
Survived by his wife Sandra
Hynes of Crystal River; six children,
Sharon P. Hynes and Suzanne Lee
Hynes. both of Marblehead, MA, Leo
Hynes of Los Angeles, CA, Mark
Hynes of Las Vegas, NV, Jeffery
Hynes of Exeter, NH, and Steven
Hynes of Marblehead, *MA; one sis-
ter, Patricia Chesnauskas of Cape
Cod, MA; one brother Al Hynes of
Nashua, NH; and four grandchil-
dren.
Private cremation, arrange-
ments were under the direction of
Brown Funeral Home and
Crematory in Crystal River.

Thank You
The family members of the late
Maggie L. Bell would like to thank
everyone for the many acts of kind-
ness shown during the loss of their
loved one. Thank you for the visits,
cards, flowers, food. and prayers.
May God bless each of you.


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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
:- 4 ~ 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
fSixteenth StreetI
Sunday Worship ..... .. .10 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. c
Adult School ....... 11 a.m. /
*Sunday School
*Young Children

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Caeron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


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

p igj~lanb ^Be a i@aptit aJlure
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS NO FAS! NO GIMMICKS! Evenin 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 -
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe

S(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
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. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


On ,November 5th, Beach
Baptist Chapel had a celebration to
show how much they care for their
pastor, David Nichols.
It was Brother Dave's birthday
and the congregation combined this
with a Pastor Appreciation day.
There were two cakes, his favorite
meal, baby pictures and wonderful
fellowship.
Brother Dave was called to be
the pastor on September 10, 1995,
and the church has been blessed
ever since. The members thank God
for bringing Brother Dave and his

Westside Baptist to

Hold Community

Christmas Party
The ladies of Westside Baptist
Church, Wewahitchka, have
planned a, special evening filled
with music, a skit, and finger food
to encourage the rememberance of
the true meaning of Christmas. The
Ladies : Community Christmas
Party is titled "Coming Home" and
will be held on Monday, December
1st at 6:00 p.m. Each lady is asked
to bring a tray of finger foods, and
one non-perishable food item to
add to the community food pantry.
The community is invited to
attend this special Christmas cele-
bration.


wife Carol to them and want the
community to know that they love
and appreciate both of them.

Thanksgiving Dinner
at Beach Baptist
Beach Baptist Chapel will be
erving Thanksgiving Dinner from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST in the fellow-
ship' hall on Thanksgiving Day.
Anyone in the beaches area who is
alone or wishes to go and fellowship,
giving thanks to God for all His
blessings, is welcome. Anyone who
needs the dinner delivered or would
like take-out, call the church at
647-5026.
The church is located at 311
Columbus Street, on St. Joe Beach.

Advent Bible
Study at St. James
Advent Bible Study at St.
James
St.: James Episcopal Church
will be having an Advent Bible
Study on Thursdays, December
4th, 11th. and 18th at 12:00 noon.
This bible study will look at the
Christmas Gospels as told by
Matthew. Luke and John.
There will be noonday prayers
and teaching in the church, fol-
lowed by a light lunch in Coldewey
Hall and adjournment by 1:00 p.m.
Everyone is Uwited to attend.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches

314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
C 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"



+ +ST. JOHN'S

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




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


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


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola .. ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
S7 Family Life Church
S 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




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


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


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


Gary Carlsten, Sr.
Gary E. Carlsten, Sr., 69, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Friday,
November 21st, at his home. Born in
San Bernardino, CA, Mr. Carlsten
was a resident of Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe for over 40 years. He was
retired from the United States Air
Force and was a decorated veteran of
Vietnam.
After military service, he owned a
restaurant and seafood distribution
business. Most recently, he enjoyed
working with Billy Carr and his staff


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


I OBITUARIES


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SAY YOU


SAW


IT IN THE STAR!!


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. Costin, Sr., Byld,
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


Peacebuilders of the Week of November 17 21st
Front row, left to right: Kindergarten, Emaly Hanson; Pre-K, Austin Garrett. Back row, left to right: 5th grade,
Fanequa Larry; 4th grade Ashley Robinson; 3rd grade, Tyler Worley; 2nd grade, Jeffery Rivers. Not available for pic-
ture: 1st grade, Janie Aubry.


Gulf Demolition and Piling


(Div of HEC Inc.)


Specializing: Demolition

Truss Setting

Piling Installs


Experienced Operators ;

SReferences (on request)

Fully Insured


Same Day Quotes Efficient Service


Phone 850-648-4302 office
cell 850-227-5749 Roger
cell 850-527-3504 Glenn
Fax 850-648-6497 office
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P. 0. Box 8
342 West 1st Street .
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Making Thanksgiving Happen
Port St. Joe Elementary Student Government collected and distributed 16
Thanksgiving baskets to needy families in the community.
Shown in the above picture from left to right: Tanyaneka Pittman, Erin
White, Lacey Strickland, Alyssa Parker, Ramello Zacarro.


Our best wishes for a safe and
happy Thanksgiving to you and
your family. On Wednesday morn-
ing, the students in Miss Beth's
first grade and Miss Mabel's sec-
ond grade present the annual
Thanksgiving play at 9:00 a.m.
Students wilrbe dismissed at noon
after a tasty meal prepared by the
parents and teachers Classes will
resume on Monday, December 1st.
Today we are writing a special
Proclamation to our readers writ-
ten by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
It is timely.
"We have been the recipients
of the choicest bounties of heaven;
we have been preserved these
many years in peace and prosper-
ity; we have grown in numbers,
wealth and power as no other
nation has ever grown, but we
have forgotten God. We have for-
gotten the gracious hand which
preserved us in peace and multi-
plied and enriched and strength-


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ened us, and we have vainly imag-
ined, in the deceitfulness of our
hearts, that all these blessings
were produced by some superior
wisdom and' virtue of our own.
Intoxicated with unbroken suc-
cess, we have become too self-suf-
ficient to feel the necessity of
redeeming and preserving grace,
too proud to pray to'the God that
made us.
It has seemed to me fit and
proper that God should .be
solemnly, reverently, and grateful-
ly acknowledged, as with one heart
and one voice, by:the whole
American people. I do therefore
invite my fellow citizens 'in every
part of the United States, and also
those who are at sea and those
who are sojourning in foreign
lands, to set apart and observe the
last Thursday of November as a
day of Thanksgiving and praise to
our beneficent Father :who
dwelleth in the heavens."


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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
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited.
50,000 one-owner miles.
Leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. Must see. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc11/27
1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
ltc11/27
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc11/27
1997 Harley Davidson, FXD,
5360 miles, many extras,
new condition. $9,000 firm.
227-9843. 2tpll/27
2002 Chevy Cavalier.-30,000
miles, one owner, CD, AT,
AC, 4 door, new condition,
must see. $6950. 960-4464.
ltc11/27
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup.
4X4, extended cab, AT, AC,
V6, new condition, one
owner, low miles. $8750.
960-4464. 1tc11/27
1997 Lincoln Towncar. White
w/blue interior loaded,
extra clean, excellent run-
ning codiiitibn like new.
Super 'nice car. 2 owners.
$7,000. Call 527-2000, 229-
5200, 229-9670. 2tp11/27
1993 Chevy Cheyenne
Stepside. One owner, AT, AC,
mint condition. $5950. 960-
4464. lItc11/27
1998 Ford F150 XLT
Et.rended Cab. AT, AC, V8,
Loaded,: one owner, 39,000
miles. $10;400; 960-4464:
ltc11/17
1999 Mitsubishi Spyder con-
vertible. AT, AC, 50.000
miles, one owner. $9950.
960-4464. 1t c11/27


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


Canoe Outpost, 229-1991.
Just in time for Christmasl.
4tc11/6
Ocean Kayaks for sale, new
and used, at Happy Ours
Kayak &1987 GMC 4x4 front
end and rear rebuilt, every-
thing works. Body is dam-
aged, will trade for boat,
motor and trailer or guns or
$1800. Call 227-1733.2tp1u/20
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. 2tel/20







For Lease
Warehouse buildings
downtown Port St.' Joe
$750 per month $750
deposit. 706-202-2012
for more info. 2tp11/27


2BR furnished trailer. 648-
5306. 2tpll/20
Mexico Beach Gulfview 2BR
furnished/unfurnished
appliances $800 month. 648-
4062. 2tp11/27
4BR/2BA 625 Gulfaire Dr.
$925 plus dep. Outside pets
only. Call 227-7879.
2tcll/27
Mexico Beach Year old
town house with ideal loca-
tijon on canal includes a cov-
ered boat slip and dock.
Great view for sunsets on the
gulf and only minutes from
great fishing, and walking
distance to the beach. Two
bedrooms, two & half baths,
fully furnished all appliances
& accessories, cable TV
ready. Available for long term
rental Dec. 1st. $995 month-
ly. Call 850-229-7799 or
email gulftobay@gtcom.net.
4tcll/27


3BR~mobile^ home.REA 14xfur-
AUCTIONBOFT -TING FOR RENT FOR RENT GARAGE S WMC]B


3BR mobile home. 14x70 fur-
COMMERCIAL nished. Simmons Bayou
One block off 98, 3300 Square 229-6495. 2tp11/20
foot, L shaped, free span building.
One section 80'x30", second sec- New 2BR/2BA house, N
tion 30'x30'. Completely redone 32nd St./Canal. Available
to current code. Handicapped 01/01/04, No pets. $900 mo.
bathrooms, three phase power. call 706-333-0159 or 706-
Large parking capacity. 201 663-2263. tfc10/23
Tarpon Highlandview, within 3BR/2.5 BA house north
enterprise zone benefits available, side C30, furnished,
$1,200.00/month. Call 850-647- screened porch, workshop,
3875. 5tp11/13 gulfview. $1,400/mo plus
utilities and deposit. Call
2BR/1BA 6 or 12 mo. lease, 927-3097. tfc9/18
large fenced in yard with
storage shed. Pets consid- Small Office Spaces for rent.
ered. $750 mo. 850-933- Call Phil at 227-2112. trfe/
8196. 4tp11/27 UNFURNISHED
3 BR/2BA fully furnished Lare 2 bdrm. house, stove
1st3 BR/2BAlock fromully furnishcated & refrig. cen. h&a. screen
bst block from dedicated porch. carport & laundry rm.
beach. $750 mo plus 30x30 Large 2 bedroom apart-
studio/storage $250 mo. ment. stove & refrig., wash-
647-5210. 2tpll/20 er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
New 14x70 3BR/2BA mobile house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
home in quiet park. $500 a laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
mo. plus dep. Call 648-5476. washer & stove, fully carpet-
tfcl /20 ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
E y Cape living a Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
Enjoy Cape living atits heat & air, washer/dryer
finest. Gated community hook-up.
offering 2 pools, tennis 1 One bedroom apartment,
courts, three lakes, and washer/ dryer hookup. Call
many more extras. Unique 229-6777 after 7 PM. se6/5
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-. '|j,| |
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706 -
tfcll/13
2BR/1BA on Ave C Reeves ,,
$450/mo. and 2BR/1BA on Rs '/
Ave A $450/mo. Deposit Furniture & Relirnshnq .
Required. Call 229-9333. 234 Reid Ave. 229-637
tfcl 1/13 Tempur-pedic Beds
Gulfaire executive town- OreckVacuums
house. Available 12/1
3BR/2BA screen porch, ..
garage, privacy fenced, cen- .. ,
tral heat & air, ceramic tile `" ea t
and carpet, pools, tennis h. Ready t
court, private beach. Pets. Finish
okay. $875 mo. 850-522- Furniture
1625. 4tpll/13
Waterfront home for rent on
Wetappo Creek. Connects to
intercoastal waterway. Deep
water, large boat a dck .
2BR/1BA swimming -pool"1 ', .......
w/large deck.'" Great for Leather sofa, new, dark blti.'
snowbirds. Chddren and out- $700 229-1389. ltpll/27
door pets welcome. $500/mo
plus dep. 850-785-5779. Used furniture' for sale.
3tp11/13 Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7
2BR/1BA mobile home for
rent. Call 227-1639. tfcll/6


Warehouse rental space
available. Great for storage or
busine-s 10i:0 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcll/6
Mobile home lot for rent. 0.5
miles from beach. 648-8201
or 774-3298. tfcld/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


Estate Sale
November 28 30, 214
Williams Street, Port
St. Joe, Across from
Ace Hardware.
Everything must go.
Many tools, household
stuff. Many items less
than $5. Come make us
,an offer. 2tpll/27


Creekwater
Crafts & Collectibles
Flea Market & Gift Shop
Open Weekdays 12pm 6pm
Saturday 10am 6pm
253 Charles Ave. White Cy
5tp10/30






Help wanted Part-time
Bartender Port Inn Hotel.
ltp11/27
Now hiring CDL Class B
Dump Truck Drivers Call C.
R. Smith & Son 850-229-
6018. tfc11/27
Wanted: Accounting
Assistant with experience in
payroll and employee bene-
fits. Applicants must have
knowledgeable experience in
MS Excel spreadsheets for
data analysis and experience
in Quickbooks is a plus.
Please send resumes to PO
Box 307 Port St 'Joe, FL
32457. 2tc11/27
Immediate opening for full-
time experienced reception-'
ist. Qualified applicants
must have good communica-
tion and computer skills with
experience and knowledge in
MS Excel, be organized and
multi-tasked. Send resume
to 402 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or fax to (850)
229-8873. 2tc11/27
Carpenter's, framers and
laborers need with trans-
portation. 227-5771 or 227-
1743. 5tpll/13
Immediate opening for full-
time experienced secretary.
Qualified applicants must
have good communication
and computer skills, be orga-
nized and multi-tasked.
Send resume to First United
Methodist Church, P. O. Box
266, Port ST. Joe, FL 32457.
2tcll/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
tfcll/6

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. tfc10/16
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

Experienced concrete forni-
ing/finishers needed. Call
after 4 p.m. 229-6525. 4teii/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. tfcl0/9
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.tf9/4
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 ;'ontact
Willie @.The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfcl0/2
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc6/5



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Lost Dog Reward Sheltie
(mini collie) white, black and
gray, 251bs, 24 in. tall, loving
pet, Overstreet area 648-
4183. ltpll/27


Wanted:
Little Tikes Log Cabin
Playhouse, good used
condition. Will pick up.
Call Kim 527-9726.
ltp11/27

2 mo old A/C w/remote con-
trol $200 obo. Propane tank
for house $75 obo. 639-
3636. 2tpll/27
Computer for sale. Windows
98, Word, CD burner and
reader, scanner, printer,
internet ready, speakers,
APC battery back-up, all
cables. $100 obo. 229-8918.
ltp11/27
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






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






For Sale by Owner 3BR/
S2BA house. Owner f in i: i-c
513 Nautilus Dr. Seashores
St. Joe Beach. 647-5423.
4tpll/20
Waterview lot in Howard
Creek, $35,000. Call Wade
229-9282. 2tc11/20
Downtown Reid Ave lot next
to Video n!erchant, $60,000,
Call Wade, 229-9282.
2tcl1/20
Built in 2001 4BR/2.5BA,
garage, big back yard, beber
carpet and tile, $195,000.
Call 229-7780 for more infor-
mation 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.
2tpl1/20


LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229-6326

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



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


899-3665


also
Camper & Boat
Space available


Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.com
lte3/20


TRADES & SERVICES'


PINE RIDGE APTS.,


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

SVoice/TrY Access o
711-850-227-7451 m


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


nnnHnnn
a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
( 850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


SadioShack
Authorized Sales Center


MINI STORAGE
Ofe 228 Reid Ave. Street,PortSt. Joe, L
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *industrial
A R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Esihmates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047



GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone Mobile

850' 27- 850
229-8651 227-8024


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

Willard's

Appliance Repair
vEmergency Service Available
V/Warranty Work For All Major Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485


COMMERCIAL CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULF iMi E CO.,
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-647-4255



Make your


,Dream House"


a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, MB.A

850-647-8028


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty








Work on your own boat in our
secure and equipped yard.
Call for details
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


i i o ls


Pool M C e &Re


Cpp4
fRESIENIA


Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience


850-647-8963 Z 850-227-6131
UL..li. i mi [| ir]O -ihen I


70& Sp
1a


Winter pool

covers are in,

order yours today!


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



AMERICAN SCREEN


* Screen Rooms-


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

* Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628


BEACH FOR RENT OR LEASE CALL US TODAY TO

STORAGE Dry storage space PLACE YOUR AD
Day: 227-7200 3,000 sq. ft. 227-1278
Night: 647-3882 Call 229-6031
St. Joe Beach COSTIN'S
GULF SHORE Bookkeeping Service
S tee Brant' Tax Returns A Specialty
tTv DiB9 's STORAGE 202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe

ROOFING St. Joe Beach (850) 229-8581


204 Hwy 98 MB. Cute update
beach cottage across from
dedicated beach. 2 screen
porches and elevated sun-
deck, new 3 car garage
$495,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6
For sale by owner 3BR 2BA
home on corner lot. 1.5
blocks from beach, in
Gulfaire subdivision, with
tennis court and swimming
pool access $180,000. Ideal
for retirees. For more info call
850-647-9349. 4tpll/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. 4tpll/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. tfcl-l/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 '- bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.1' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown' area, ;close to
schools 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227: 1358. 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
HORSE SITTING
Your place or mine. Boarding
services available. Jobie
Barfield 639-3600. tfcll/27


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2003 PAGE 13B


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
LaWanda Bertschy. the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names In which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 395
Year of Issuance: 2001
Application No. 2003-12
R.E. No. 03326-210R
Description of Property:
Legal Description:
LOT 21 AND A NORTHEAST PARTIAL
OF LOT 22 OF THAT UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS SUNSHINE
ACRES IN SECTION 31. TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY. FORIDA AND BEING FUR-
THER DESCRIBED AS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 13. TOWNSHIP
5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA. AND THENCE
RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24'40"
EAST FOR 1726.20 FEET: THENCE
NORTH 01 DEGREES 31'37" WEST
FOR 2254.53 FtET; 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
3137" 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.QO
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 SUNSHINEiACRES. 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 3"
publish: Nov. 6. 13, 20, & 27, 2003
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Roberts Ceraeyty. oft Honeyville,,,
Florida, will no longer be-taking any,
new applications 'for burial ElotS, d e ,'
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,
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 estate 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
attorney 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 orjurisdiction of
the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS. AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF TIE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 2003-171-CA
ABN AMBRO MORTGAGE GROUP,
INC. PLAINTIFF
VS.
CHRISTOPHER S. JACKSON, IF LIV-
ING.'AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS. DEVISEES.
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS,. TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CHRISTOPHER S. JACK-
SON; RACHEL JACKSON, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE. HEIRS. DEVISEES.
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS.
CREDITORS, TRUSTEE AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY. THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST RACHEL JACKSON; JOHN
DOE and JANE.DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFEN-
DANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Nov. 10, 2003
entered in Civil Case No. 2003-171-CA
.of. the Circuit Court of the 14th
.Judicial'-Circuit in and for GULF
,County. PORT ST. JOE, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY at the
GULF County Courthouse located at
1000 5TH.STREET in PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. EST on the 12
day of December, 2003 the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT #45, BLOCK "J", HOWARD


GulfBCounty. 18501N229-8261,OMondaTyICthrou


CREEK PROPERTIES, COMMENCE
AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
6, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THENCE SOUTH 89'38'25" EAST
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 6, FOR 213.28 FEET.
THENCE SOUTH 2515'19" EAST
FOR 14.16 FEET, THENCE SOUTH
24-24'30" EAST FOR 1837.99 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH FOR
2424'30" EAST FOR 100.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 65B35'30" WEST
FOR 218.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
24-24'30" WEST FOR 100.00 FEET
THENCE NORTH 65935'30" EAST
FOR 218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. CONTAINING .50
ACRES MORE OR LESS.
TOGETHER WITH 2002 PIONE DOU-
BLEWIDE VIN# PH1220GA19699A
and PH1220GA19699B
Dated this 13 day of Nov. 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM. CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
publish November 27 and Dec. 4, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: EARL ROBERT PARNELL
III AND DIANNA KAY PARNELL
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. DBA
COMMONWEALTH UNITED MORT-
GAGE CO.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
EARL ROBERT PARNELL, Ill, IF LIV-
ING. AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE. HEIRS, DEVISEES.
GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES. LIENORS,
CREDITORS. TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY. THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST EARL ROBERT PARNELL, III;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EARL
ROBERT PARNELL I IF ANY; DIANNA
KAY PARNELL, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES. GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DIANNA KAY PARNELL; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DIANNA KAY PARNELL, IF
ANY: JOHN DOE and JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment 'of
Foreclosure dated Nov. 10, 2003
entered in Civil Case No. 03-195-CA of
the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF County. Port
St. Joe, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at IN THE
FRONT LOBBY of the Courthouse at
the GULF County Courthouse located
at 1000 5TH STREET in Port St. Joe.
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. EST on the 12
day of December, 2003 the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgement, to-wit:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-
FOURTH (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTH-
WEST ONE-FOURTH (SW 1/4) OF
SECTION 5; TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH,
RANGE & WEST, RUN NORTH, 669
FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 210
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 105
FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 210
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 105
FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, IN THE COUNTY OF
GULF, STATE OF FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1998 DOU-
BLEWIDE .OAKW MOBILE HOME
VIN# 0W64211A and OW64211B
Dated this 13 day of Nov. 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
publish November 27 and Dec. 4. 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.


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Any' questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee at (850)
639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope that
tils Is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID Is for.
Bids will be received until Friday.
December 5. 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Cecll 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.
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
AMENDED
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-07
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) New Motor Grader
Specifications may be obtained from
the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113 / Fax (850) 229-1990.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee at (850)
639-2238.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID Is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
December 5, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same loca-
tion on Monday, November 24, 2003 at
10:00 a.m.., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish: November 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 Indicateon 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.OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, desiring to engage in business
.under the fictitious name of Nature's
Perfect Food Organic Grocery & Cafe,
at 301 Williams Avenue. Port St. Joe.
Gulf County, Florida, 32456eIntends to
'register this fictitious name with the
State of Florida Secretary of State.
NATURE'S PERFECT FOOD ORGANIC
GROCERY & CAFE'
TWCMI SOLUTIONS LLC (Owner)
By: /s/ Michael F. Grabarek
Manager
publish November 27, 2003


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until December 17. 2003 @
2:00 PM C.S.T. at the Office of the
Architect. 130 Hwy. 22, P.O. Box 7,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, at which
time and place all bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud for:
CLASSROOMS ADDITION
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
FOR
NORTH FLORIDA CHILD DEVELOP-
MENT, INC.
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
ARCHITECT'S JOB NO: 0308 "B"
The Contractor shall furnish all labor,
materials and equipment; and shall be
responsible for the entire completion of
this project.
Project will be Inclusive of the Dayis-
Bacon Act and require Federal Wage
Rates as called for in the
Specifications.
Plans, specifications, contract docu-
ments and Federal Wage Rates may be
inspected at the office of the Architect,
130 Hwy: 22, P.O. Box 7, Wewahithcka,
Florida 32465, and may be procured by
General Contractors, upon a deposit of
$100.00 per set with $50.00 refund-
able.
Cashier's check, certified check or bid
bond, for not less than 5% of the
amount of bid, must accompany each
proposal.
Performance, Labor and Materials
bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the suc-
cessful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any and all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period ofthirty (30) days after date set
for opening.
Sharon Gaskin, Executive Director
North Florida Child Development,
Inc.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA Architect
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
publish: Nov. 27 & Dec. 4, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 03-74 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
DORIS JOHNSON ROUSE
deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
DORIS JOHNSON ROUSE, deceased,
File Number 03-74 PR, a testate estate
pursuant to decedent's Will dated June
18, 2002,, 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 her 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 11/27/03.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ. PA.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATrORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ CHARLOTTE M. ROUSE
2448 Victoria Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
publish Nov. 27 & Dec. 4. 2003
Public Notice
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
I.D. Number 0450002-010-AC
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent to
issue a construction permit to Arizona
Chemical, Port St. Joe Facility, located
at 345 kenny Mill Road in Port St. Joe,


Gulf County.
The purpose of the construction permit
is to bring the facility out of the Title V
status by reducing the air emissions at
the facility to below the Major Source
(Title V) thresholds (i.e. less than 100
tons/year).
A person whose substantial interests
are affected by the Department's pro-
posed permitting decision may petition
for an administrative proceeding (hear-
ing) In accordance with Section 120.57,
Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set forth below
and must be filed (received) in the
Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3000, within 14 days of publication of
this notice. Petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the
address indicated above at the time of
filing. Failure to file a petition within
this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may
have to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Section
120.57, Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following
information; (a) The name, address.
and telephone number of each petition-
er, the applicant's name and address,
the Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project is
proposed; (b) A statement of how and
when each petitioner received notice of
the Department's action or proposed
action; (c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial interests are
affected by the Department's action or
proposed action; (d) A statement of the
material facts disputed by petitioner, if
any; (e) A statement of facts which peti-
tioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's
action or proposed action; (f) A state-
ment of which rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or
modification, of the Department's
action or proposed action; and (g) A
statement of the relief sought by peti-
tioner, stating precisely the action peti-
tioner wants the Department to take
with respect to the Department's action
or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative
hearing process is designed to formu-
late agency action. Accordingly, the
Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in
this Notice. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any deci-
sion of the Department with regard to
the application have the heright to peti-
tion to become a party to the proceed-
ing. The petition must conform to the
requirements specified above and be
filed (received) within 14 days of publi-
cation of this notice in the Office of
General Counsel at the above address
of the Department. Failure to petition
within the allowed time frame consti-
tutes a waiver of any right such person
has to request a hearing under Section
120.57, Florida Statutes, and to partic-
ipate as a party to this proceeding; Any
subsequent intervention will only be at
the approval of the presiding officer
upon mouon filed pura-uarl t,:. Rule 28-'
5 2?"7 F n C
The application is available for public
inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except for legal holi-
days. at the Northwest District, 160
Governmental Center, Pensacola,
Florida.
publish November 27, 2003
THE BANK
FOR SALE:
BOAT. MOTOR AND TRAILER
1989 KENNER, 16FT WITH
CENTER CONSOLE'
90 HP JOHNSON MOTOR
SINGLE AXLE GALVANIZED
TRAILER
SOLD AS IS NO WARRANTY
BIDS WILL BE TAKEN 11/26/03
THRU 12/03/03
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO
PLACE BID CONTACT JUDE THARP
AT 227-1416
publish November 27. 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION'FOR SEALED BIDS
The Cltyiof.iort'St..J,oeiwll. receive.
sealed bids for Bid no. 03-16, in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe.
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 5:00 p.m. eastern time,
December 15, 2003, for a Trailer Jet.
Bid forms and specifications are avail-
able in the office of the City Clerk, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd,.Port St. Joe, Florida,


(850) 229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
December 16, 2003, during the
Regular Meeting of the Board of City
Commissioners meeting, City
Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
publish Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid no. 03-17 in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 5:00 p.m. eastern time.
December 15, 2003, for Portable
Camera.
Bid forms and specifications are avail-
able in the office of the City Clerk, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.
(850) 229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
December 16, 2003, during the
Regular Meeting of the Board of City
Commissioners meeting, City
Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
publish Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid no. 03-18 in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 5:00 p.m. eastern time,
December 15; 2003, for a trailer-
mounted, diesel-driven, vacuum-
assisted, Wellpoint pump.
Bid forms and specifications are avail-
able in the office of the City Clerk, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida,
(850) 229-8261. Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
December 16, 2003, during the
Regular Meeting of the Board of City
Commissioners meeting, City
Commission Chambers. City Hall, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe. Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis; City Clerk
publish Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 2003


MINUTES

GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUD-
GET *
NO. 2003-34
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida after due consideration
for the needs of the people of said
County, has ascertained the
amount of funds required for a
budget for the 2003-2004 fiscal
year; and :
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners, has given :due
notice as required b\ law. and
held public hearings allowing all
citizens a chance'to be heard;
NOW, THEREFORE BE 'IT
RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

1) That the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida does hereby adopt the
budget as contained in Exhibit
"A" attached hereto as the official
budget for the fiscal year 2003-
2004.
2) That copies of this Resolution
containing said budget be spread
upon the public records of Gulf
County, Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED
thi, the 15th day of September,
2003 by 3 Commissioners voting
"yes" and 0 Commissioners vot-
ing "no".
**Exhibit A on file with'Clerk**
(End)
2003-2004 FIRE DISTRICTS'
MILLAGE RATES / RESOLUTION
Uppn motion by Cormmfissioner


MINUTES

GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (3-0) vote,
the Board adopted the following
resolution approving the millage
rates for the dependent fire con-
trol districts:
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILL-
AGE LEVY
NO. 2003-35
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, on this date intends to
adopt a Resolution setting forth
the budgets for the Dependent
Special Fire Districts for the fiscal
year 2003-2004; and
WHEREAS, for the proper fund-
ing of said budgets, it is neces-
sary 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
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, does hereby adopt the
following millage rates for the
Dependent Special Fire Districts:
'.5000 for the St. Joseph Fire
Control District
.5000 .for the Tupelo Fire Control
District
.5000 for the Overstreet Fire
Control District
.5000 for the Howard Creek Fire
Control District
2. That copies of this Resolution
be spread ,upon the public
records of Glf 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 FIRE DISTRICTS'
BUDGETS / RESOLUTION
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (3-0) vote,
the Board adopted the following
resolution approving the budgets
for the dependent fire control dis-
tricts:RESOLUTION ADOPTING
BUDGET
NO. 2003-36
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, after due consideration
for the needs of the people of said
County, has ascertained the
amount of funds required for a
budget for the 2003-2004 fiscal
year; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has given due
notice as required by law, and
has held public hearings allowing
all citizens a chance to be heard;
NOW. THEREFORE. BE .IT
RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS
1.; The Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Flonda. does hereby adopt the
budgets a contained in Exhibit
"A" attached hereto as the official
budgets for the Dependent
Special Fire Districts for the fiscal
year 2003-2004.
2. That copies of this Resolution
containing said budgets 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".
**Exhibit A on;file with Clerk"
(End) ,.... ,i u 'L.,
BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE
Chairman Barnes .and
Commissioner Peters thanked
the members of the Budget
Review Committee for their dedi-
cated efforts in assisting ,the
Board with the budget process.
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MINUTES.. .GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


After discussion, Commissioner
Peters stated that the Capital
Equipment Board will be appoint-
ed at the next regular Board
meeting.
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Fox, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous (3-0) vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 6:06 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2003
SPECIAL 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 Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor, and
Nathan Peters, Jr. Chairman Carl W. Fox was
absent>.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manual, Building Inspector Brad
Bailey,- Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, T.D.C.
Coordinator Paula Pickett, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at' 5:30 p.m.,
E.D.T.
HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN
Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented the final draft of the
Habitat Conservation Plan to the
Board, and discussed various
issues within the Plan that he
recommended be changed or
deleted. He reported that the
Board must adopt a plan and
obtain an incidental take permit
in order for the public to drive on
Eglin Air Force beach property in
Gulf County. After further dis-
cussion,and upon recommenda-
tion by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to edit the drafted
Habitat Conservation Plan based
upon the items previously dis-
cussed. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and, after


discussion, it passed unanimous-
ly (4-0). Donna Grabarek
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss beach driving (speed limit.
beach rules, driving at night) and
the lighting ordinance. She stated
that the beach cleaning machine
(beach rake) is not noisy and the
seaweed was placed to help build
up the sand dunes, and she also
stated that the horses that she
noticed on the beach were wear-
ing diapers. Upon inquiry by Mrs.
Grabarek, Chairman Barnes
reported that the beach is open
for driving at night (camping,
fishing, etc.), except during the
turtle nesting season.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve the following Special
Projects Payments, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion. After discussion by
Donna Grabarek and Sally
Malone regarding Special Projects
Payments, the motion passed
unanimously (4-0).
Dist. I Wewahitchka Varsity Boys
Basketball Team deduct $125.00
from amount in consent Agenda
(will make the donation $375.00)
Dist. II Wewahitchka Varsity
Football Team balance of Special
Projects Funds
Dist. IV Shark 100 Club $100.00
Port St. Joe Band $173.57
(End)
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 5:57
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor, and
Nathan Peters, Jr. Chairman Carl W. Fox was
absent>.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief


Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel. Building Official Brad
Bailey, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells. Planner
David Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer,
Assistant Road Department
Superintendent Louie Flowers,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting
to order at 6:04 p.m.. E.D.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Barnes led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved the
Consent Agenda, after removal of
Item #2 (pages 22-25), as follows:
1. Minutes September 3, 2003 -
Budget Public Hearing
- September 9, 2003 Regular
Meeting
- September 10, 2003
Emergency Meeting
- September 15, 2003 Final
Budget Public Hearing
**DELETE** 2. Abandonment*
Request Portion of Angel Fish
Street (H.V.)
3. Agreement Law Enforcement
Services City of Wewahitchka
- Medical Examiner Services
(Amendment)
4. Bid Advertisement Cape San
Blas Lighthouse Keeper's
Quarters' Restoration
(#0203-33)
5. Budget Special Fund Account
- Supervisor of Elections
6. Change Order #3 Integras
Rehabilitation, Phase II Project
(30-day Contract
Extension)
7. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Joseph A. Alldredge
(#02-062-DP $4,398.91
* to be paid from Account
#67070-31000)
-Payment to Attorney Mel
Magidson, Jr. (#02-578-MM *
$1,000.80 *
to be paid from Account #72031-
31000)
8. Engineering Courthouse Roof
and Wall Repair Specifications
9.' Grant Application Local Law


Enforcement Block Grant /
F.D.L.E. (Sheriff*
$5,607.00)
10. Inventory Wetappo Landfill
(Junk* #BI002012)
- Mosquito Control (Junk #70-
476, #70-392, #70-546, #70-559,
#70-
522, #70-120, #70-332, #70-501,
#70-483, #70-351, #70-230, #70-
344, #70-489, #40-518, #40-222,
#70-603 & #70-556)
11. Invoice C. W. Roberts
Contracting 2001-02 Road
Bond Paving Program (Bid
#0102-13 #13 $77,321.11 to
be paid from Account #41441-
63000)
- Harrison, Rivard, Zimmerman
& Bennett C.B.R.A. Legal
Services (#1046
* $5,450.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31300)
- Holley, Inc: Repair of pump
control on Gasboy (#420816-001
* $781.35
* to be paid from Account
#42834-46200 & 41041-46200)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Dead Lakes
Boat Ramp Dredging/C.I.A.P.
(#62364*
$790.00 to be paid from
Account #43137-31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Gaskin
Park/F.R.D.A.P. (#62802
$2,000.00 to be
paid from Account #26472-
31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Lake Grove
Road Bridge Repair/C.I.G.P. (Bid
#0102-38
* #62803 $500.00 to be paid
from Account #40741-310000
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Dead Lakes
Ramp/Road Stabilization -
C.I.A.P.
(#62804 $1,000.00 to be paid
from Account #43137-31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Simmons
Bayou Channel (#62805 *
$2,000.00 to be
paid from Account #21111-
31100)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Cape San
Bias Shared-Use (Bike) Path/
D.O.T/L.A.P. '
(#62806 $10,000.00 to be paid
from Account #40341-31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Oak Grove
Ditch Project (#62838 $750.00 *
to be paid
from Account #21111-31100)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. White City
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- Thompson Tractor E.O.C.
Generator/Final Payment (Bid
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be paid from Account #21725-
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12. Job Probation Staff
Assistant (Hire Susan Largin)
13. Letter of Support Rural
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14. Payment Request/Request for
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- Solid Waste Department to pur-
chase trucks from the
Mosquito Control Department
(funds to be deposited in
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- Purchase Assistance Harold
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- Rehabilitation Assistance -
William Dunigan ($18,186.70)
17. Special Projects Payments, as'
follows:
Dist: 1 City of Wewahitchka -
Lake Alice Park $ 500.00
Harold's Auto Parts H.C.F.D.
Brush Truck $ 306.36
Norris D. Langston Scholarship
Fund Donation $ 500.00
V.F.W. Post 8285 Donation
$1,000.00
W.H.S. Girls' Varsity Softball
Team Donation $ 500.00
W.H.S. Boys' Varsity Baseball
Team- Donation $ 500.00
W.H.S. Boys' Varsity Basketball
Team Donation $ 500.00
Dist. 2 Gator 100 Club -
Donation $ 500.00 ,
Wetappo Fire Department -
Donation $ 500.00
Dist. 3 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity
Cheerleaders Donation $
500.00
P.S.J.H.S. Girls' Varsity Volleyball
Team Donation $ 250.00
P.S.J.H.S. Band Donation $
250.00
Dist. 5. P.S.J.H.S. Boys' Varsity
Baseball Team Donation $


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St. Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Donation $ 500.00
P.S.J.H.S. Band Donation
$1,000.00
Peavey & Son Construction -
Beacon Hill Ballpark $ 144.00
(EndI
PUBLIC HEARING SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT /
SMITH
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a small-scale map amendment
for C. R. Smith (Parcel ID
#01369-060R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve a small-
scale map amendment changing
10 acres from residential to
mixed commercial/residential for
C. R. Smith. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / TURTLE DUNES
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
Hurley Booth (Parcel ID #06268-
152R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat of
Turtle Dunes subdivision.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. (4-0).
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT
/ OCEAN HAVEN
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for David
Harrell (Parcel ID #06268-070R),
County Attorney McFarland read
the public hearing notice and
called for public comment. After
discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
final plat of Ocean Haven subdi-
vision. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
PUBIC HEARING FINAL PLAT /
COUNTY HARVEST ESTATES
Pursuant to advertisement to
,hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Edward
Bish (Parcel ID #0074.1-028R &
#00741-010R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
Sing notice and called for public


comment There benmg no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final plat
of County Harvest Estates, con-
tingent upon septic system per-
mitting from environmental
health. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT
/ CLUB AT CAPE SAN BLAS
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for The Club at
Cape San Bias, LLC (Parcel ID
#06288-031R),- County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final plat
of Club at Cape San Blas subdivi-
sion. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed.
unanimously (4-0).
PUBLIC HEARING SETBACK
VARIANCE / SWINDALL
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a setback Variance for Patrick
Swindall, Jr. (Parcel ID #06345-
820R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment and upon recommen-
dation by the P.D.R.B.,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
deny this variance request.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
30-DAY EXTENSION / HIBISCUS-
BAY AND HIBISCUS BEACH
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland regarding: a
request for a 30-day plat comple-
tion extension for Dr. Kurt Hofer
(Parcel ID ,#06268-501R and
#06268-001R), he then called for
public comment. There being no
public comment and upon rec-
ommendation by the P.D.R.B.,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve a 30-day extension for
Hibiscus Bay subdivision and
Hibiscus Beach subdivision (to
complete the road paving due to
inclement weather).
Commissioner Peteri, seconded'
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
EXTENSION / CAPE ISLE PRE-
SERVE
Upon discussion'. by County
Attorney McFarland regarding a
request for a plat completion


extension :,or Vacathonlr Hne s or
Northwest Florida, Inc. (Parcel ID
#06268-252R), he then called for
public comment. There being no
public, comment and upon rec-
ommendation by the P.D.R.B.,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve an extension for Cape
Isle Preserve subdivision (due to
Corps of-,Engineers litigation).
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD MEETING
Upon. inquiry by Commissioner
Peters, Planner : Richardson
reported that the P.D.R.B. recom-
mendations were discussed on
September 16th and these meet-
ings are open to the public. He
also reported that the P.D.R.B.
meetings are advertised two
weeks in advance.
Commissioner Peters encouraged
Donna Grabarek to attend the
P.D.R.B. meetings.
PUBLIC HEARING SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT ORDI-
NANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
adoption of a proposed small-
scale mhap amendment ordi-
nance, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the fol-
lowing titled .ordinance.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, 'and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-10
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER ,STATE'
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING 5.913
ACRES OF A TRACTOR PARCEL
OF LAND LYING AND BEING
PART OF, SECTION 31, 'TOWN-
SHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE .11
WEST, GULF COUNTY; FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/ .RESI-
DENTIAL LOW DENSITY AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
. Complete Ordinance on tle. \v.it-,
Clerk *
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4th Annual Christmas on the Coast



Extends Activities 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 will
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
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


Local Lunuren get mro me unnsunas spirit Dy


and fans of Saint Nick as they
descend onto downtown Port St.
Joe for the ever-popular Christmas
parade at 11 a.m. This year's
parade will feature bands, clubs,
characters, boats, and of course,
the red-suited favorite, Santa.
The parade will be followed by
several activities for the entire fam-
ily 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 sev-
eral water-dwelling vessels decorat-
ed with lights and other holiday
paraphernalia 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
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-
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-
bers to participate in all of the
activities and to support this area,"
Bish said. 'This is a great way to
spend time with friends and neigh-
bors 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
Commerce at 227-1223.















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*FESTIVITIES


CALENDAR*


NOVEMBER 28T"
10:00 am: Craft Fair
4:00 pm: Little Mr. & Miss
Christmas Pageant
6:00 pm: Live Music with
Crooked Shooz
DEC EMI BER 5""
7:00 pm: Tree Lighting
in the Park and
Choir Event


DECEMBER 6T1
9:00 am: Reindeer Fun Run
and One Mile Walk
11:00 am: Christmas Parade
on Reid Avenue
Noon: Rock Climbing
Wall, Pony Rides
& More
7:00 pm: Nautical Night
of Lights
(Boat Parade)


DECEMBER 12TH
7:00 pm: Festival of Lights
Cavalcade -
Centennial Bldg.
DECEMBER 13'1
2:00 pm: Tour of Homes -
United Methodist
Women
7:00 pm: Black Tie Optional
Ball American
Cancer Society


For more information and event updates, call the Christmas on the Coast


HOTLINE
229-1348
or visit the


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Inaugural Christmas Ball Set for Dec. 13th
by Carly Johnson cancer prevention and understanding as
Pull out your Christmas finest and dust well as providing support groups for men,
off your dancing shoes because the area is women and children.
going to come alive during the first annual The "Road to Recovery" is also a needed
Gulf and Franklin County Christmas Ball service, for many cancer patients providing
presented by and benefiting the American transportation and lodging to and from
Cancer Society. treatment.


Featuring a "Silent Night" auction as
well as a live auction, gaming tables,
Dancing with Santa and a candlelight
Christmas Vigil to honor and remember
those who have fought valiantly against can-
cer, the Christmas Ball will provide a night of
seasonal cheer with something that appeals
to everyone.
Paul Gant will also be serving his tradi-
tional holiday buffet with all the trimmings
while guests can cut-a-rug to the musical
stylings of the Cypress Creek band.


"Looking Good, Feeling Better" is a pro-
gram set up to benefit those community
members who wish to maintain or increase
their self-confidence by giving cosmetic tips
and advice as well as furnishing wigs to help
those in treatment look their best.
Finally, the funds will go towards other
incidentals in the area including scholar-
ships for survivors.
Join friends and neighbors for a holiday
celebration and to raise money for a worthy
cause this season to help eradicate cancer.


A great opportunity to celebrate a holi-,, .ind' ual tickets and group tables are
day party or to take that someone special ourit'- ~ ae. Contact Rachel Browning in
for a memorable night, this event's primary Port St. Joe at 850-229-8704 for details and
goal is to raise money for a worthy cause more information.
that faces each and every neighborhood.
Money raised at this holiday spectacular will
go to the American Cancer Society and, in
turn, will stay within the Gulf and Franklin
County community.
Providing educational services for all
community members, schools and organiza-
tions, the funds will be at work to educate on


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Mayor Frank Pate flips the switch to light the City's tree during the
annual ceremonies.


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Affordable Lots on St. Joseph Peninsula
Park Pointe is an exclusive community on St. Joseph
Peninsula. Contiguous to St. Joseph State Park on
two sides, Park Pointe others dedicated Gulf access
with park-side privacy Special features in this
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* Swimming pool
* Ribbon curbing
* Central water


* Paved streets
* Tastelul landscaping
* Conservation areaA


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Exciting coastal community surrounded
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Located along St. Joe Beach, approximately 40 minutes
from Panama City. Sunset Village is a planned
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* Swimming pool
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* Homeowners association


*Ribbon curbing
* Playground


NOT EVEN A SIGN YET!
41 Commercial lots with waterfront views
Port St Joe's newest business address is a charming
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* Waterfront views
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* Tasteful landscaping
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NEW SEASIDE COMMUNITY!
Designed for seniors who desire
the active coastal lifestyle
The resorl-style setting of Beacon by the Sea sits atop
a high bluff overlooking the Gult in beautiful St. Joe
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* Assisted living apartments & suites


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Wewa's Annual Parade


Saturday December 20th


Wewahitchka's annual Christmas
parade will be held on Saturday, Dec.
20, at 5 p.m CST. This much-anticipat-
ed yearly event in this area promises to
be a crowd pleaser.
This year's parade will begin on


River Road and will run up Highway
71, then northward through the city to
North Court Street. Everyone is invited
to attend and enjoy all of the entries for
this year including the Shriners'
brigade through town.


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Whether you're getting your home ready for a formal
party or just creating a holiday atmosphere for your
family, Interiors, Etc. has just the right touches.
Whether you need holiday paper plates
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bowls, dinner candles or ornaments,
you'll find it here!
Hundreds of Gift Ide Including Gift Certificates
Silver jewelry: Necklaces and Earrings.
Brighton Watches, Bracelets, Purses, Wallets & Matching
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Mexico Beach Slates Tree

Lighting for December 6
Mexico Beach's annual lighting and other refreshments. Port St. Joe
of the Christmas tree festivities are Baptist Church will also perform, fol-
scheduled for Dec. 6, at Sunset Park, lowed at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting.
next to the El Governor.
This year's celebration, spon- All area residents are encouraged
scored by the City of Mexico Beach to attend this special holiday event
and the Mexico Beach Community on the coast. For more information,
Development Council, will begin at 5 please call 850-648-8196 locally, or
p.m. CST with cookies, hot chocolate toll-free 1-888-723-2546.


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Complimentary
Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider
Christmas Cookies & titrat4
Gingerbread Men at
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Kids-Get Your Letters to

Santa Out Early This Year
A mail delivery service,
with connections directly
to Santa at the North Pole,
has been placed at The :
Star (209-211 Reid
Avenue) for kids to mail
those all important wish-
filled letters. So get started
on yours now! --
The letters will be sent
to Santa, who will person-
ally read and answer all ,
letters that include a self-
addressed, stamped enve- j
lope. The letters will then
be forwarded to The Star
for printing the Christmas
issue (December 22).
The deadline for mail-
ing Santa letters and
receiving a reply from the
famous man in red is 5
p.m. on Dec. 12, so every-
one get writing and be sure
to get your letters in soon!


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Portside Tradlng ComNany has
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Gifts on the Forgotten Coast.


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Monday-Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
328 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
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Mexico Beach Public Safety and

Lions Club Giving Christmas Wishes
Once again, the Mexico Beach Public Safety Department, in conjunction with
the Mexico Beach lion's Club, is spreading cheer to those less fortunate in the area
with their "Christmas Wishes" campaign. The department will gather names of
needy families and individuals in the area through Dec. 12.
The week of Christmas, the Department of Public Safety will deliver presents
and food for a traditional holiday dinner and breakfast to recipients from Beacon
Hill to Overstreet to Mexico Beach, spreading good-tidings and cheer to all.
T h e
Department of
Safety will also
be loading
down fire i S
trucks with HOL DAY
candy and
handing it out B ST DEC RATED
to the children
of Mexico R EVIDENCE
Beach.
Those
interested in
making adona- n EXI 0 B ACH F
tion, or to sub-
mit names for
assistance,
please contact
Laura Metcalf
or Police/Fire
Chief Brad Hall
at 850-648-
4790.


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Happy Holidays
from


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behind the Shell Station on Hwy 98

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Enjoy the Holidays by Making

Your Home Safe For the Holidays MERRY CHRISTMA
By Carly Johnson an average of more than $15 million in
It is now time to dust off the stock- property loss and damage.
wings and have them hung with care, Fortunately, there are simple
untangling boxed lights to see how steps that can be taken to prevent a lot e lbrl
many strands have gone to twinkle of these instances of injury and
heaven while in the attic and remem- destruction. The CPSC suggests fol- / u'
being with love and affection all of the lowing these tips to make your holiday 58tA C jih i/u a \a
ornaments as they adorn a naked tree. a safe one.
Yes, it is Christmas time again. If Trees: COME IN FOR EXCEPTIONAL
you aren't sure of that, just check all *When purchasing an artificial DISCOUNTS
of the commercials on television and tree, look for the label "Fire Resistant." 4 "AND"
the distant glow in a child's eyes as Although this label does not mean the USED FURNITURE
they mentally prepare their lists, tree won't catch fire, it does indicate -CLEARANCE f '
To make this holiday season a the tree will resist burning and should SALE 1
happy one filled with laughter and gai- extinguish quickly.
ety, there are several, things you can r -When purclVslnr a live tree,
do to prevent interference wjf h oot, g j or rane5.~4 fresh tree is
times. .' green, needles are hard to pull from
According to the U.S. Consumer branches and when bent between your
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fingers, needles 'do not break. The
each year approximately 8,700 people trunk butt of a fresh tree is sticky with
are treated in hospital emergency resin, and when tapped on the ground,
rooms for injuries such as falls, cuts the tree should not lose many needles. *
and shocks related to holiday lights, *When setting up a tree at home, 1850) 227-1251 205 Reid Avenue
decorations and Christmas trees, place it away from fireplaces and radi- Hisloric Downlown Port SI. Joe ,' i.
These beautiful trees people love to ators. Because heated rooms dry live
decorate and express holiday jubilance trees out rapidly, be sure to keep the
account Ibr about 400 fires each year, stand filled with water. Place the tree
yii and file the tr S t'
!resulting in 20 deaths, 70 injuries and See Safe Holiday on page 22



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Wc c.,n eCt .i brand of sp orls equipment. o e s
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E- II


Safe Holiday
from page 21
out of the way of traffic and do not
block doorways.
Lights:
*Indoors or outside, use only lights


that have been tested for safety by a
recognized testing laboratory, which
indicates conformance with safety
standards.
*Check each set of lights, new or
old, for broken or cracked sockets,
frayed or bare wires, or loose connec-
tions, and throw out damaged sets.
See Safe Holiday on page 23


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Safe Holiday

from page 22
*Use no more than three stan-
dard-size sets of lights per single
extension cord.
*Never use electric lights on a
metallic tree. The tree can become
charged with electricity from faulty
lights, and a person touching a branch
could be electrocuted.
*Before using lights outdoors,
check labels to be sure they have been
certified for outdoor use.
*Fasten outdoor lights securely to
trees, house walls or other firm sup-
ports to protect the lights from wind
damage. Use only insulated staples to
hold strings in place, not nails or
tacks. Or, run strings of lights through
hooks (available at hardware stores).
*Turn off all lights when you go to
bed or leave the house. The lights
could short out and start a fire.
*For added electric shock protec-
tion, plug outdoor electric lights and
decorations into circuits protected by
ground fault circuit interrupters
(GFCIs). Portable outdoor GFCIs can
be purchased where electrical supplies
are sold. A qualified electrician can
install GFCIs permanently to house-
hold circuits.


Decorations:
*Use only non-combustible or
flame-resistant materials to trim a
tree. Choose tinsel or artificial icicles
of plastic or non-leaded metals.
Leaded materials are hazardous if
ingested by children.
*Never use lighted candles on a
tree or near other evergreens. Always
use non-flammable holders, and place
candles where they will not be
knocked down.
*In homes with small children,
take special care to avoid decorations
that are sharp or breakable, keep
trimmings with small removable parts
out of the reach of children to avoid
the child swallowing or inhaling small
pieces, and avoid trimmings that
resemble candy or food that may
tempt a child to eat them.
*Wear gloves to avoid eye and skin
irritation while decorating with spun
glass "angel hair." Follow container
directions carefully o avoid lung irri-
tation while decorating with artificial
snow sprays.
Fireplaces:
*Use care with "fire salts," which
produce colored flames when thrown
on wood fires. They contain heavy
metals that can cause intense gas-
trointestinal irritation and vomiting if
eaten. Keep them away from children.
See Safe Holiday on page 24


%M7i1/i* Mlnsfasy&abe/ 6hoast
And we want to help you celebrate!
In honor of this festive season and the wonderful
area where we live,
Capital City Bank will hold

CLIENT

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
(All Day)Refreshments
We love our community, and we know
you do too. So come join us!



o Capital City


Bank

www. mycapitalcitybank. comr
Me 504 Monument Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FDIC (850) 229-8282 L
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Christmas on the Coast 2003 Page 23

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LUUIA UaU.auttant'


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Guy Harvey T-Shirts and Caps Also Available
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\ FISHING TACKLE $* Paint to Spruce Up the
AHolidays
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Page 24 Christmas on the Coast 2003

Safe Holiday

*Do not burn wrapping papers in
the fireplace. A flash fire may result as
wrappings ignite suddenly and burn
intensely.
Paper: mt
*When mak-
ing paper decora-
tions, look for .
materials labeled
non-combustible
or flame-resis-
tant.
*Never place
trimming near
open flames or
electrical connec-
tions.
*Remove all
wrapping papers
from tree and
fireplace areas
immediately after
presents are
opened.
*Do not burn
papers in the fire-
place. A flash fire
may result as
wrappings ignite
suddenly and
burn intensely.


-- from page 23

General Rules for Holiday Safety

See Safe Holiday on page 27


Merry Christmas from
Everyone at

Billy Carr Auto Sales!


Choose one

of these great

vehicles or

select from the

variety on the

lot with new

ones arriving

daily!


2002 Jeep Liberty 2WD Sport
28,275 Miles, Auto, Very Cold A/C, Cruise, Tilt. GREAT AUTO!

2000 Nissan Xterra SE
43,219 Miles, 2-Wheel Drive, Sunroof, Full Power. MUST SEE!

1998 Ford F-150 Ext. Cab 2WD
XLT Package, 67,600 Miles, PW Locks, Cruise, Tilt. MUCH
MORE!

2000 Pontiac Grand Am
33,716 Miles, 4-Door SE, Like New. PRICED RIGHT!

2001 Ford Truck Ext. Cab
2x2 Lariet Pkg., Rear Cover, 67,300 Miles, Leather. LOADED UP!


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Christmas on the Coast 2003 Page 25


A TASTEFUL
BITE OF
INNOVAT


ION


The Best Quality.
The Best Price.
Whirlpool.
KitchenAid.
Roper.
Estate.
St. Joe
Hardware.


Port St. Joe's Appliance Source Since 1960.


FREE DELIVERY TO PSJ, CAPE & BEACHES. WE WILL HAUL THE OLD APPLIANCE OFF.

AE ST. JOE HARDWARE CO.
A 201 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8028
Hardware Monday-Friday 8:00-5:30 EST Saturday 8:00-4:30 EST Closed Sundays


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RETAIL DRIFT IS COSTING

TOUR COMMUNITY


MILLIONS
Retail drift is the tech-
nical term researchers use
when dollars generated in
a smaller community are
spent in a large communi- A
ty or nearby city.
A recent major universi-
ty study says: "Small I
town residents who leave
their communities to
shop in big-city malls are
committing a form of
economic suicide." The
study concludes the retail
drift is so severe that it
could be the death knell
for some communities.


II


OF DOLLARS
Shopping at home is
the only way to stop
retail drift. Keeping
your dollars at home
helps keep your com-
R munity-strong and eco-
nomically healthy.
fAL It's simple logic. Your
IfT hometown businesses
provide the same or
equivalent goods and
services at the same or
better prices with less
traveling time and
expense.
SSTOP RETAIL
DRIFT- SHOP AT
HOME


209 211 Reid Ave
(850) 227-1278
Port St. Joe, FL
visit us online at www.StarFL.com or email us at: Starfl@gtcom.net


Shop at home, and keep your dollars circulating AT HOME!

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Christmas on the Coast 2003 Page 27


Safe Holiday
*Keep matches, lighters, and can-
dles out of the reach of children.
*Avoid smoking near flammable
decorations.
*Make an emergency plan to use if
a fire breaks out anywhere in the home.
See that each family member knows
what to do. PRACTICE THE PLAN
*Avoid wearing loose flowing
clothes particularly long, open sleeves
- near open flames such as those of a
fireplace, stove, or candlelit table.
*Never burn candles near ever-
greens. Burning evergreens in the fire-


- from page 24
place can also be hazardous. When dry,
greens burn like tinder. Flames can
flare out of control, and send sparks
flying into a room, or up the chimney to
ignite creosote deposits.
*Plan for safety. Remember, there
is no substitute for common sense.
Look for and eliminate potential danger
spots near candles, fireplaces, trees,
and/or electrical connections.
Adhering to these simple steps will
help ensure your family's safety this
holiday season.


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If Norman Rockwell had

visited Port St. Joe,

his Christmas pictures

wouldn't have had snow.
We're pleased to live in a small town that we
know would have captured Rockwelrs heart
and engulfed his art. If you're not living here,
you should he.


Welcome t Christmas on the Coast" & Port St. Joe
Ma Frank ate, City Clerk Pauline Penar and Commissio Rachel Crews, David Horton, John Reeves

and Benny Roberts extend an official greeting to our visitOrs
eno you'll dicor wat nown all our lies-our small cy is truly apiece paae We be ble
wth a wonderful climate a i e natural beauty of our coastline bay and beaches. That much is evident on your first
woith a wonderful clme lie. Our residents and our city have

But it is our people that make our city a true paradise--a wonderful place to live.
worked shoulder to shoulder to build, among other tings, a parks and recreational system that is second to none, not
just in the panhandle, but in all of Florida and even the United States.
e h aso or toshe t i o tha s eprospering hundreds of new jobs. Our res-
idenfid oyment inld an economy that is once again chemical manufacturing, and industry. Others
We have also worked together tro e kf ce of construction, c .ented bisinesse.
.areintoed in retail, fi acia health care, real estate, and doens of other sEsPi coi'icdeep water osit on the
We are crretly involved in reitalizin oe of our other God-giv sseste best ral ep ater rt th
Gulf Coast. More jobs are sure to follow its development. s
The City of Port St. Joe is very proud of its infrastructure. Our residents can rest easy knowing that water, sewer, gas,
electrical and transportation needs are met with room left for growth. We ae mremeyne proud of the successes of our
shoolyste. W eiin g our children one f the best educations in the state. Our performance in the classroom is
scryhoold and gettin g e en bete Th development of Gulf Coast Community College's Gulf/Franklin Center campus
has added greatly to educational opportunities here. r Con ityprides itself on its sports
We are equally proud of the achievements of our students outside the classroom. Our community prides iself o i sports

programs and the service to the community proidedfor and from our yand wth join
We are also proud that our community is one where church still matters, and where residents join together to do their
best to keep undesirable influences at bay,


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Christmas on the Coast 2003 Page 29


2002 The St Joe Company Arvida Community Sales, Inc Licensed Real Estate Broker "Arvida," "St. Joe" and "Taking Flight" stylized logo are registered service marks. "WindMark Beach" is a service mark of The St. Joe Company
Pnces, plans, uses, dimensions, specifications, material and availablity are subject to change without notice Illustrations are artist's depictions only and may differ from completed improvements. Arvida and St. Joe do not guarantee the
obligations of unaffiliated builders who may build and sell homes in the WindMark Beach community Ownership of a residence at WindMark Beach does not grant any use of or access to any clubs owned or operated by Arvida, all of
which may require the purchase of a separate membership pursuant to each club's rules. Eligibility to join a club depends on its rules, which are subject to change. This is not an offering of real property Offers may only be made at the
sales center for WindMark Beach. Void where prohibited by law or where there are other qualifications to advertising real property Broker participation welcome.


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Go ahead...buiZld your houe on the sand!


or move into one of our existing


townhomes by Christmas!



Ha lb"rick Construction






anbrick a


-30& Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach

(850)229-1405 (Construction)


(850)648-1102 (Real Estate)


Building a solid

reputation on our

beaches' sand for


14 years!

Custom build to your
plans

Quality craftsmanship
start to finish
Select from our
inventory of existing
homes



Lisa HambrickVarona Seth ampbll
Broker/Owner 'i Sales Assocate
.& 850-648-1102
TonyVarona r Curtis Cryderman
Saes Associte' Sales Associare
850-527-2781 : 850-648-1102


2501 B'Hwy 98 2 BR ? 5 BA new
TOwnThome. Views from this unit
are unbelievable. Only 3 homes to
the beach makes this itoinhome a
great bliv. All ceramic tie on the
fijt tloor, custom built cabinets,
all apphance, are included. Lout of
deckspace L r it anid %arich bemitu
ful sunseis oeri the Gulf of McN ico
$3419000


.* 5u 7Li Street 3 BIHI2 5 BA town
home: in Pon St ioe Gret Iloca-
-rion near- dowaDnton PSI
Land caped. Srucco & \'niil Sidng
for easy.maintenance; all Kenmor .
appliances. g.- grill-on t.ack paio.
e\tra large lot going from 7th St to
the back alleyway for'boat or.eu i
car paking 5149,900


Hambrick
Hambrick
SConstruction
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home is top of the Ine Complere cu.s
tomnwork hdouglout the house 2 air
uniLt 2 water hearers. 2 lacuzzi'5. all
BR hate walk in closer Lois of yard
space In from and back vard. i1ack
t-igmung n iil rooms thla are on dim.
mer switches Skylighis in home let
the natural Ight shine in. Crown
molding throughout the home. Wood
burning fireplace wAth ceramic tile
sunounding 9 ceilings eept for the
living room shich faults o.ii'. Lolt
and lois ot eur.i went n1 o IhiL home
Please call for -he reSt of the ist. Manv
upgaider "ere made 5289,000"





2181 C:30.3 BR/3 BA. 4 ,tovidhomes
" aflable. Be.audful surrinidings for
Lbese'ntti iovanliromr; Sir on ihe b4
and watch inmagnficent sunsels..
Sitijated on appros 4 ac'e- with L..e
Oaks draped. ilh moss. palm uees.
. gzebo. and d&.k Many extra fea
ures. 5525,000

Richard
Conibs.
Hambrick -
Consorucation
Foreman
.648-2301


family GjL~F .:IEW home. Net
home undfer-constructon o the
corner lor in t1ie new Edgewater
Subdinision Greatfloor plE.n-- tr
provides arnope6i airv-fiel 6tsO of
porch spa.e to.slr and- relal ,.M1
Kenmore appliances are included
309n.000 .- -


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Corner --o.,. Sesame Srreelt &
Sycamore Street Wewahlichka -
Nice. residential corner lor in
appro. 90' k i35', quiet neighbor.
hood 510,000

While ourhouses maybe built on
sand, our reputation is built on
one satisfied homa owner after
another. We take pride in erieed-
ing our clients' expectations.
Anything less unacceptable. See
Sne of our homes foryoursef and
you'll see he difference.


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