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Community Cleanup
........... Pg. 4A
Time to Send ,C
kiJ-the Letters... Pg
Century Program Set
Go........... Pg. E
Jail for Bail....... Pg. 9A
Xmas for Kids Exceeds
Goal......... Pg. 9A
Changes at Teen Court
........... ..... Pg. 6A
Sports......... Pgs. 10-11A

"Granny" Comes Ashore
................. Pg. 7IB
Selecting the Right Tree
................. Pg. 7B
Society......... Pgs. 2B- 5B
Obituaries ........... Pg.6B
Church News. ......... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 12-14B



Mexico


Beach


Audit In
by Tim Croft
It was, itt proponents argued
months ago, a potential time bomb.
When it arrived last week in
Mexico Beach, the state audit of the
city's operations carried consider-
ably less of a wallop.
Preliminary and tentative find-
ings were delivered to city officials
last week by the Florida Auditor
General, highlighting a number of
areas where city officials have work
to do in creating a more efficient,
cost-effective operation.
However, the preliminary find-
ings, which detail some three dozen
specific "findings"' by state audi-
tors, was nearly as notable for what
it did not contain as for what it did.
No city officials are headed to
jail due to the audit. Nothing illegal
was found, no malevolent conspira-
cy for city ruin hatched inside City
Hall.
There were no funds found
squirrelled away by staff or elected
officials, scant evidence of the mas-
sive malfeasance hinted at by those
who pushed the petition that urged
the state audit of city operations.
It could, in fact, be argued that
a significant number of findings,
including some of the most trou-
bling, and potentially costly par-
ticularly the so-called Gulf Breeze
loan pre-date any member of the
current city administration or
council, and the period covered by
the audit, which was Oct. 2001
through the end of March this year.
None of which is to say there
isn't plenty of work to do. When
state auditors, as has been
explained frequently, comb through
a city's operations, it is with mighty
fine teeth.
But overall, particularly
against the backdrop of the cam-
paign pushing for the state audit,
the audit findings were not nearly
as diife as some predicted.
"It's really not bad," said Mayor
Kathy Kingsland of the preliminary
and tentative findings. "It goes to
show what I've said all along, we've
worked really hard to turn this city
around operationally.
"We've had the last three years
to institute policies and proce-
dures. We have had so many things
to address over the past three
years. We've done a good job. This
audit shows it."
(See MEXICO BEACH AUDIT on Page 7)


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Christmas On the Coast Week 2



Santa Arrives, Parade, Tree Lighting, 5KFun Run and More


by Carly Johnson
With the Christmas on the
Coast festivities rolling into their
second weekend, downtown Port
St. Joe will be alight with activities
to put even Mr. Scrooge in the hol-
iday spirit.
Friday night, Dec. 5, will
commence the weekend's I
events with the annual
tree lighting and L
choral concert in Frank
Pate Park. Although orig-
inally set to being at 7
p.m., this event will now l
start at 6 p.m. to accom-
modate the Port St. Joe
High School football game.
Continuing a Port St. Joe
tradition, the park's name-sake,
Mayor Frank Pate. will illuminate
the community when he lips the
switch for the Christmas Tree. This
will be followed by sea- .
sonal music and carols.,
as well as ref-eshments.
Although Santa's -as
elves and reindeer will --.
still be at
the North c.-- .
Poi e (
P o 1 e .
checking i ...- -- -
the listP ..."- -
twice for the ''" .."
naughty and nice, all of the ath-
letes in town, or thosejust wanting
a little exercise to eliminate those
extra holiday pounds, can be
Santa's sleigh pullers in the first
annual 5K Reindeer Fun Run and
One-Nlile Walk.
A way to get your blood Ilowing
for the weekend festivities ahead,
this event begins with registration


at 8 a.m. in the lot across from of-way to walkers and runners so
Heart's Desire on the corner of all community members can have
Reid Avenue and Highway 71. a great day during the festivities.
Participants will then begin at 9 As Christmas comes to down-
a.m. on Reid Avenue. The brave town, so does the jolly red-suited
souls venturing to test themselves fella that everyone knows and
in the 5K will then travel north on loves. This year Santa will arrive in
Highway 71 to Woodward Avenue, grand style.
proceed down 10th Street to So look up. It's' a bird, its a
Knowles Avenue, then a plane, no, it will be Santa arriving
quick \iew around the to Reid Avenue via helicopter on
courthouse to head Saturday. Dec. 6, at 10
South on Highway 71 a.m. to launch the day's
-and finish on Reid festivities.
F o 1 1 o wi ng
Santa's entrance, the
downtown Christmas
street parade will
begin at' 11 a.m.
Because of this event,
c IL,'^ ~Reid Avenue --will- be
closed to traffic at
approximately .8 a.m.
.. ..- and will re-open directly
after the parade.
Immediately after the
n.> Iparade. kids will have the
opportunity to meet with
Santa at Family Life Church on
Reid Axvenue. Parents are invited to,
bring children and
take their own


: P- A\enue.
Those partaking in the one-
mile walk will have a designated
route smaller, but similar to that of
the 5K.
Cones will be placed along
both routes to protect participants
and delineate to drivers where the
route is located. Christmas on the
Coast Chairman Sandi Bish would
like to remind everyone on the road
to pay attention and give the right-


pictures, or for a minimal fee, pur-
chase photos of their children with
the jolly man himself. as he will
remain'at the church until all chil-
dren have a chance to divulge their
Christmas list to him.
As well as visiting Santa, fol-,
lowing the parade everyone is invit--
ed to remain downtown for games
and attractions for the whole fami-
ly including a rock-climbing wall,
pony rides and much, much more.


Also, the big man himself will be on
hand for pictures and listening to
those special requests from chil-
dren all over.
The weekend's events will cul-
minate with the "Nautical Night of
Lights" boat parade around St.
Joseph Bay beginning 'at 7 p.m.
Boats of all shapes and sizes are
invited to participate in this adven-
ture and decorate for the holiday
season.
Viewing points to see these
glowing vessels will be along the
bay-line from the Intracoastal
Canal to Oak Grove. The man-in-
red is also scheduled to make an
appearance on his very own water-
craft.
Those interested in participat-
ing -in the parade can contact the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce at 227-1223.


Participants will receive space at
the Port St. Joe Marina to decorate
their boats, as well as two free din-
ner tickets for Saturday night at
the Dockside Cafe.
UPCOMING EVENTS
The final weekend for
"Christmas on the Coast" will begin
on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. with
the, Festival of Lights Cavalcade
beginning at the Centennial
Building. This event consists of a
caravan tour through Port St. Joe
to view all of the holiday lights on
Display. Following the tour, partici-
pants will be treated to seasonal
refreshments.
The culmination of "Christmas
on the Coast" begins on Saturday,
Dec. 13, from 2-5 p.m. with the
ever- popular Tour of Homes hosted
by the United Methodist Women.
(See COTC on Page 14)


Tree Lighting and Choral Concert

Set to Accommodate Football Game
For all of the residents of Port St Joe trying to decide whether to
get into the holiday spirit and attend the annual Christmas Tree light-
ing in Frank Pate Park on Friday or support the Port St. Joe High
School football team in its battle towards the state title, it is now pos-
sible to attend both events.
Because the tree lighting and the football game were scheduled to
start simultaneously on Friday, Sandi Bish, chairman of this year's
"Christrras on the Coast" activities, decided to make the annual affair
in the park feasible for everyone to attend, then move on to the football
field and cheer on the Sharks.
The tree lighting festivities will now begin at 6 p.m. while the game
against Jacksonville Trinity Christian School is scheduled for 7:30
p.m. at the Port St. Joe High School Football Stadium.


Bill Bricker Remembers December 7,1941


The morning dawned quietly;
the paradise island was everything
18-year-old Bill Bricker could hope
for, "the swaying palms, Hawaiian
music, the Hula girls" as he
described it. It was December 7,
1941.
The first bomb blast scorched
the air, raining destruction and
fear on the island, changing the
world forever. Bill was sitting in the
mess. hall enjoying a breakfast of
pancakes with his fellow trainees
when the first blast exploded the
windows and dusted his breakfast
with a frosting of slivered glass.
The first hit was only 200 yards
away.
"It took a few moments for the
realization to set in," Bill recalled.
'Then someone came running into
the mess hall saying that the
Japanese were attacking us."
Shock turned to quick action as
they watched the torpedo planes,
low on the water heading for the
Arizona and the other ships on the
battle line only 600 yards away.
Bill had been sent to the subma-
rine base to be trained as a torpe-
do man. He was now learning first
hand the dangers and destruction
of torpedoes.
"We were a bunch of scared
kids," Bill said. "We needed guns
and ammunition and all the maga-


dfsmtay, there, were only small
arms, nothing that would be effect -
tive against aircraft. In despera-
tion, some of the men were throw-
ing rocks at the low flying planes.
"The aircraft were so close we could
see them grinning at us and firing
at us with the back seat guns on
the airplanes."
The explosions had left a thick
oily cover on the water, ignited and
flaming as bodies floated among
the debris. Several men, including
Bill, boarded a 50-foot motor
launch and began the gruesome
task of rescue. The heat was so,
intense that it blistered the skin of


Bill Bricker in 1940 when he enlisted in the Navy.
zines were locked up." In the pan- demonium, the key could not be
found and the next best thing, an
acetylene torch, was located and
used to cut off the locks. To their


the rescuers and scorched the
paint on the boat. "'We picked up
survivors and body parts for about
three hours. We did what had to be
done." Bill remembered. The sur-
vivors were transported to the dock
and handed over to waiting hospi-
tal personnel; bodies and body
parts were lined up on the dock.
Bill was honored for his heroic
actions with a Purple Heart.
By nightfall, the troops were
sure that the island would be
invaded. "It was a scared night,
December 7th." Armed with what-
ever could be found, They patrolled
(See REMEMBERS on Page 4)


PSJ To Name Section of Hwy.


98 Honoring Clifford Sims


Port St. Joe City Commissioner
Rachel Crews received the full sup-
port of her fellow commissioners
after she moved to name the section
of Highway 98 that runs through
the city after Congressional Medal
of Honor recipient Clifford Sims.
Commissioner Crews asked
that the roadway be named Clifford
Sims Memorial Parkway and for all
of the needed footwork to be com-
pleted by Veterans Day, November
11, 2004, for a formal dedication.
Commissioner John Reeves


carried the recognition a step fur-
ther by moving to have the foyer of
Port St. Joe City Hall turned into a
wall of honor. Again,' the board fully
supported the motion to place pic-
tures of local service personnel
killed during their time of service to
their country.
Reeves said the wall of honor
should also include a photo of
Chris Blaschum who was killed just
prior to the conflict in Afghanistan
(See PSJ CITY on Page 5)


At-Large Voting Question


Going Back to Voters Again


During their regular meeting
on November 25, Gulf County com-
missioners decided to give voters
another chance to express their
opinion on at-large voting.
The 4-1 decision followed a
plea by St. Joe Beach resident
Sally Malone to switch from single
member districts to at-large selec-
tion.
She read a prepared statement
that referred to a county referen-
dum in November 2002, when vot-
ers said no to the switch. Many felt
that the ballot language citing the
cost of challenging the consent
judgment to be up to a million dol-
lars was the reason for the referen-
dum's defeat. Malone disputed the
cost, and used as example a
Washington County challenge that
was only $30,000.
Gulf residents overwhelmingly


voted to return to at-large .voting
several years ago when a similar
referendum was voted upon, but
no cost was associated with the
verbiage at that time.
Malone also stated the easiest
way to return to at-large voting
would be for the original plaintiff in
the suit, Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr., to request the change
from the U.S. Court.
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor retorted that the
Washington County case was not
comparing "apples to apples", and
that the question was moot, since
nothing was going to change.
Commissioner Jerry Barnes
made a motion, seconded by
Comm. Carl Fox, to call for anoth-
er county wide referendum on the
question.
The board discussed the


motion for several minutes as com-
missioners considered costs for
challenging the court order, and
basic wording for the referendum
question.
Commissioner Peters cast the
lone dissenting vote.
The 2004 election cycle poten-
tially will have many local races on
the ballot, with numerous county
constitutional offices up for selec-
tion. The county wide voting ques-
tion will add to that mix.
GOOD NEWS ON INSURANCE
Commissioners had already
braced themselves for a nearly 20%
increase in health insurance costs,
but it appears they will be able to
redirect those extra budgeted dol-
lars.


Chief Administrator
Butler told commissioners
(See VOTING on Page 3)


Don
that


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Comments


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLU I/\N
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


First Rural


Champions

How many times over the past several years have we written
about our teams being the last public school involved in one of the
state's athletic playoffs? Between Port St. Joe High and
Wewahitchka High School, Gulf County would be home to several
more state championships if private schools had been left out of
the mix.
I don't want to take away from the true subject of this,column
by focusing on how some private schools obviously have gone out
of their way to create dynasties, using recruiting tools that public
schools don't have at their disposal.
Last year this public/private controversy came to a head when
22 rural schools joined together and pledged to do something
about this unfair practice, or they would pull out of the Florida
High School Activities Association (FHSAA) and start their own
athletic association. This prompted a response from the FHSAA to
propose a Rural School Championship.
Without a lot of fanfare, that is exactly what was going on last
Friday night when the Port St. Joe Sharks -and Chiefland Indians
suited up in Chiefland. The game was the first Rural School
Championship and, of course, the winner would be the 1st Rural
Champ.
The game turned out to be everything you would expect from a
championship game, too. Two of, the best Class A teams in the
state of Florida squared off to see who was No. 1.
Surely,, everyone has heard the score by now. 2-0 sounds a
whole lot more like a baseball game than a football game.
On the charter bus ride back, Theo Johnson and I were remi-
niscing about special games we could remember that the Sharks
had been involved in during state playoff games.
There was the game against Daytona Beach Father Lopez,
Alachua Santa Fe and then Williston to name a few. We both
agreed that the game we had just witnessed would now be filed
away in our memory bank, ranked with some of the great games
we've ever had the privilege of watching a Shark team play.
One reporter wrote that the game would be debated as the
worst offensive showing of the year in this season's playoffs or the
best defensive game.
He obviously missed the game I was watching. The Sharks and
Indians left it all on the field last Friday. Both teams played their
hearts out in quest of, not only the first Rural Championship, but
the chance to continue in the playoffs. There is no debate about
the caliber of the game both teams played, nor the heart of each
team's players, coaches and fans.
The game was a classic, one to be remembered and talked
about .fo.yea!rs to, come by Shagk fans. After talking with some of
the fine folks at Chiefland, I believe it was a game that even the los-
iig team will be remembering as a special game for them, also.
The Sharks are one of four teams left in the Class A playoffs.
Needless to say, the other three teams are private teams. This Fri-
day the Rural Champions will suit up at Shark stadium against
Jacksonville Trinity Christian for their first home game of the play-
offs.
See ya there!


I've Arrived As A Grandparent

.Being the best grandparent that a Papaw (or Mamaw) can.be is
not something that we grandparents take lightly. Fact is, we have
to continually evaluate how we're doing in this endeavor, just to be
sure we are spoiling the grandchildren enough.
Monday evening, the phone rang and the eldest of my three
and one half grandchildren (MaKayla, 7) was on the other end of
the line.
"Papaw, would you to come over to my house?" she said.
"What for?" I asked. ; .,
"I want you come over and play with me!"
Ain't grandchildren GRAND!


H 4 DtXV^44 W41t. kC4 by Kesley Colbert



l Deck The Halls.. And Anyone Else Who Gets In The Way!


It was a ghastly weekly
A lady was knocked uncon-
scious and trampled in a store in
South Florida. Another was beat
up on a sidewalk in New Orleans.
A young teenager waiting at a
check out counter was stabbed
with a Christmas tree stand
because she was taking too long
locating her credit card. A man in
Portland, Oregon, was run over six
times in a parking lot for failing to
yield the right of way quick
enough. A woman pulled a knife
on a store clerk in Peoria, Illinois.
A retired school teacher was
unceremoniously tossed out of a
K-Mart in Pennsylvania for trying
to "hold" her spot in line and reach
back for an "Enquirer" at the same
time ...
Listen ya'll, this post-Thanks-
giving shopping can be hazardous
to your health!
It's premeditated mass may-
hem if you ask me. I've heard tell


that folks go into training weeks
before Thanksgiving to prepare for
the Friday shopping day after-
wards. They practice pushing.
breaking in line. yelling insults.
and most importantly, they work
on the "'ling elbow". "quick-kick
to the shin" and "cross-body block-
ing" techniques.
If Dillard's marks those dress-
es down another notch there won't
be a safe parking lot, alley, airport
run way or freeway interchange in
America!
People take to them sales like
a duck to water! You think those
WWF wrestlers know something
about "step-over toe holds"? You
think the Green Bay Packers and
the Minnesota Vikings can "mnix it
up" on Sunday afternoon? You
think professional boxers are the
only gladiators whose adrenalin
starts pumping when they "get
ready to rumble"? You ought to see
the neighborhood benevolent com-
mittee assail the, aisles on an "after
Thanksgiving" blue light special!
They're actually fighting to get
in line to buy a Black and Decker
FreshGuard Vacuum Sealer. Or a
Scented Jar Candle. Or a pullover
"Designer" sweater. Or a George


Foreman Hot Metal Gnll.....
You think about that' Shop-
pers are putting their life on a limb
for a vacuum sealer It's as if they
hadn't figured out there's more
than one vacuum sealer on those
shelves. And more in the store
across the street! Besides, we've
been doing just fine for years hand
wrapping our leftovers...!
I reckon it would be a little dif-
ferent if these people :were lining'
up to purchase new brain cells or
ajar of "good-looking" pills!
I know first hand how compet-,
itive this shopping stuff gets. Years
ago Cathy sent me down to the
store to buy a Transformer for
Jess. She was trying to explain to&
me exactly what a Transformer
was and which one was his
favorite.:...but she kept interrupt-
ing herself to "explain" how there
was a shortage of these toys and I
had to be at the store before 9:00
am and be in line when the doors
opened.....
I'm at the appointed place,,
making small talk with all the nice
ladies waiting with me, when the
clerk appears through the glass
doors to open up. Folks, that,
friendly crowd took off like a wide


West Texas tampede hurried on
b\ an unrelenting thunderstorm! A
petLte blond elbowed me. kicked
my left leg out from under me.
dodged the lady \.-ith the billy club
and made a bee line for the toy
department! I tackled her on aisle
three by the dislh\ashing deter-
gent. I pushed two ladies down as
they very, unwisely stopped for
shopping carts. I leap frogged the
mother with the two babies. .I got
hit. by a can.of Cream of Wheat
soup as. I sprinted, through the
sporting goods section., And all the
while I kept my good eye peeled for
the billy club yielding mad women
who undoubtedly just escaped
from a chain gang!
By the time I skidded to a halt,
in the toy section, I was no longer
sure if I was looking for Trans-
formers.....or being transformed!
This ain't the first time around
the block for tho'-e store owners
either! You notice howV everything
"goes on sale" the 'day after
Thanksgi%\-ng? It's like that's the
magic p~otion. Listen here there.
ain't no, tennis shoe 'i the world
worth 100 dollars! I d1n't care how
See Kesley oniWage 3


THANK YOU '7,500

GULF COUNTY
FOR YOUR 's5,o000oo

DONATIONS AND
L F m the CONTRIBUTIONS! 2,500
100% of all gifts received lave hthe Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice
will be distributed to the this, each year I live;
children and adults served I nlrnay like the gifts Iget; But how I lore the EMPTY
through the program. gifts Igive!" -Carolyn WellsE T
N^ ''* '* : a o y : :*, :1: ./ .


Every Ride I Ever Took, By Whatever Locomotion, It Was Mostly

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE per gallon of gas. Notice. said the game. I was a little "antsy" Sat-' S
being up-to-date in everything.. \ "supposed". urday, as I didn't get "'on" the '.t
Take, for instance, me! I asked James if it truly did machine. until about ten minutes in
IT i., .... nn n r ,.t. ETAIO N l HRDLU roet, 0 miles ner .allorin and he after the kick-off.


I now Im an oll 1 gteezer1, UL
I'm up-to-date so far as riding in
the latest, invented, vehicle goes.
I did it on Thanksgiving day.
After I had eaten my turkey and
dressing .. and ham, and some
sort of casserole, and the ever-pre-
sent broccoli, and turnip greens,
and cornbread, and green beans,
and pumpkin pie, and apple pie,
and lemon pie ...
One of those eating was James
Horton, and he had purchased the
latest "Hybrid" -gasoline and,
mainly, electric-driven automo-
biles and all the men had to take a
ride in it.
I have now ridden in a horse
drawn buggy, a model 'T', a model
"A", a limousine, a propeller driven
airplane, a jet airplane, a train, a
boat, a ferry, a roller coaster, a
sled, a wagon-but not a balloon
or a rocket.


Written by Wesley Ramsey


For the most part, every ride I
ever took, by whatever locomotion
I traveled on, it was mostly, enjoy-
able.

A RIDE IN A hybrid automo-
bile-supposedly, the automobile
of the future-is different!
Comfortable and smooth,
but-different!
There's no starter. You just get
in, insert the key and mash the
accelerator and you're offl
The gear shift is merely. a
directional lever. You push it up to
go forward and pull it down to go
backward. The shift is small;


about the size as the lever on a
power wheel chair. In other words,
it's just a toggle switch.
The car is powered by an elec-
tric' motor on each wheel. The
gasoline engine is a small thing
which runs only to charge up the
batteries When they get low on
power.
It operates much like a sub-
marine. A'sub operates on electric
motors and rises to the surface,
turns on its diesel engines to
charge up'its batteries. .

THE LITTLE CAR was neat!
It. is supposed to get 60 miles


replied, "I don't know. They gave
rme a tank full-11 'gallois-when
I bought the car, about three
weeks ago, and I have never put
any more in it".
in'm wondering what he, is
going to do,, ,i. he,has to get it
worked on after a break-down 200
miles from home!

HOW ABOUT THAT ball
game, Saturday? Florida State just
did pull it out at the last moment.
4he TV announcers kept deni-
grating Chris Rix all through the
game, but he performed
admirably-at least, good enough
to win!
I was sitting in the dialysis
recliner assigned to me with a TV
in my face [they provide every
chair; to pass the time] and
watched nearly every minute of


James, my technician for the
,day, watched snatches of the
game, while he did his job.
He was more than, a little per-
turbed by some of the referee deci-
. sions. He grumbled to: me; "They,
missed three calls in the first
quarter which all went against the
Gators"
. James is a dedicated. Gator ,
fan, by the way, and their defeat
Saturday crushed him.:
He mumbled about the bad'
calls of the referees for 30 minutes
after the game was over. I don't '
know how much longer he:, went
on. I left about an hour after the
game, and he was still grumbling.
The next morning, in my Sun-
day School class, my friend and
"sports expert", Bill Barlow, was
also grumbling. He said the exact
same thing James had said, on


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r a closing to this "weakly" effort.
I enjoyed the "little bit" I ate.
that made it more enjoyable, lyas,
had to eat it only once I didn't
ave tof eat versions' of it day after
ay for nearly a week, like some of
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ren, the in-laws and the out-laws
icluded. We took nothing home,
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Voting
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their recently hired insurance con-
sultant had successfully negotiated
no premium increases with Blue
Cross/Blue Shield. Average BC/BS
premium increases across the state
have been 20% this year.
Last year, the county paid
$875,000 toward employee health
insurance the county pays 100


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many sale signs they've got hanging
off itl They mark those Polo
sweaters "down" to 129 dollars.....
hey, I've got a news scoop for you- it
doesn't get that cold here!
Those "sale" signs remind me of
Woodrow Kennon. He ran the gro-
cery store back home. And he got
stuck once with four blocks of mold-
ed cheese. He couldn't give it away
for 3 cents a slicel Out of sheer des-
peration he marked it "up" to 40
cents a pound, slashed through
that sign and scribbled "SALE"
across the glass housing the rotting
cheese. To explain the little green
spots dotting the merchandise he
added "imported" t. the bottom of
the advertisement!
He sold 68 pounds of mildewed
cheese in two days!
Hey, even auto parts stores are
having Christmas sales It's like
they are saying one of two things;
your car is a family member who
ought to be on your shopping list-
or they know that if you drive that
thing down to the mall anytime
between Thanksgiving and
Christmas someone is likely to rear-
end it simply because you had the
audacity to pull into "their" parking
place
CBS is working on a reality
show about ten real live people and
a vampire from Attica, New York,
Christmas shopping at a WalMart
Super Center in Cleveland. It's enti-
tled "Yule Tide Survival- Melee On
Aisle Five!"
Have you ever wondered if all
those Christmas shoppers hustling
hither and yon are really Christmas
shopping? You know what I mean?
They pretend to be looking for a tie
for Uncle Irvin or a floor lamp for
sister Sue but if they run across the
latest perfume flavor by .Max
Factor....well, one or two "little
things" for themselves couldn't
hurt....
One Christmas years ago Mom
and Dad gave me a G. I. Joe army
helmet. When I was ten I received a
genuine Jim Bowie hunting knife
': it .. ...** *:** ..... ..


percent of employee health insur-
ance, 80 percent of family health
insurance and was looking at a 15
percent increase this year, roughly
$131,000.
The work of the county's con-
sultant, Todd Torgensen of
Pensacola, who the county paid
$5,000 last year, was critical to mit-
igating that proposed increase.
Commissioners had hired an
insurance consultant to deal with
rising health and workers compen-
sation insurance costs. Butler said


with a bone handle. The next year I
got a coupon good for six weeks of
karate lessons. I remember a couple
of years later I was thrilled to find a
20 gauge shotgun under that tree.
You know, I should have saved that
stuff....I could strap it all on today
and feel a little safer as I elbow and
shove my way toward the CD play-
ers!
I Hope You Get Yours,
Kes


the savings on just health insurance
will more than pay for the cost of the
consultant.
BUSY MONTH FOR PLANNING
DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW BOARD
The Gulf County Planning
Development and Review Board has
been extremely busy over the past
few years as new subdivisions are
created across the county.
Last Tuesday's meeting of the
board was no exception. Preliminary
plat approval was granted to Indian
Palm subdivision-4.40 acres with
11 units. Final plat approval was
granted to Hibiscus Beach and
Hibiscus Bay, Seagrass Subdivision
and Mystic Palms Subdivision.
When fully developed, the three
subdivisions will max out at approx-
imately 108 total units.
Commissioners also accepted
recommendations for a small scale
map amendment and a variance
'request.
IN OTHER BOARD BUSINESS
-Agreed to meet with county


supervisors and brief them on poli-
cies and pr' cedures to deal with
workers who >reak employment pol-
icy. The discipline question was dis-
cussed at length due to confusion
on proper steps in dealing with
problem employee s.
-Adopted an ordinance allowing
the use of golf carts on county roads
in the Howard Creek and Lands
Landing areas. The ordinance also
provides for certain restrictions,
equipment requirements, and
penalties for failure to comply with
the ordinance.
-Decided to table bid proposals
to sell the last 300 feet of Angel Fish
Street.
-Ok'd the lighthouse renovation
committee to apply for a grant for
further renovations at the Cape San
Blas lighthouse and lighthouse
keepers quarters site.
-Agreed to a request by' Comm.
Barnes to help the City of Port St.
Joe with the purchase of a new fire
See COUNTY on Page 14


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Cleaning Up A Street, Lifting A Community


by Tim Croft
Pick up the flotsam, lift up a
community.
That's the concept behind a
community clean-up to take place
beginning at 9 a.m. ET on
Saturday, Dec. 13, at Martin
Luther King Blvd., and Avenue C,
the site of the old Campus Corner
grocery store.
Sponsored by the Port St. Joe
Community Action group, in part-
nership with, among others, two
local banks, the county Chamber
of Commerce and Economic
Development Council, the clean-up
aims to bring the entire communi-
ty together to burnish one of its
most ignored areas.
In the literal sense, the clean-
up is just that, a day of working
down the streets and alleys of
North Port St. Joe, removing and
bagging for disposal the trash
fofind along the way.
Any tour of the area spotlights
that there will be plenty of work for
the hardy volunteers who come
out.
"Look around, there's a lot of
trash," said Rachel Crews, the Port
St. Joe City Councilwoman.
"Someone is putting it there.
It's important to involve the youth,
so that maybe they won't think
about putting it there anymore."
The youth, are a particular
focus for the effort, said Dannie
Bolden of the Port St. Joe
Community Action Group.
For it is the youth and young-
sters from Boyz II Men, Mold-A-
Male/Female and several local


churches will participate who
must carry concepts of community
pride forward.
"Hopefully the young folks will
become activists for their commu-
nity and ambassadors for their
community," Bolden said.
"The community needs (the
clean-up). We need to wake up the
community pride that was always
been a part of this community but
has laid dormant."
Pride in the community, not
just in North Port St. Joe but in the
city as a whole, with the north side
of the railroad tracks as a vibrant
part, serves as a central beacon for
the clean-up initiative.
It is a pride born from a simple
concept; nobody wins less every-
body wins.
In other words, Port St. Joe will
never reach what it aspires until
North Port St. Joe comes along for
the ride.
'The infrastructure, it's bad
over here," said Johanna White of
Capital City Bank, which is chip-
ping in with food and drink for the
,volunteers.
White, noting that at one time
the idea was on the drawing board
to create along Martin Luther King
the same ambience as along Reid
Avenue, added, "Why haven't these
people been serviced like we've
been serviced? I think (the clean-
up) is the white and black commu-
nity coming together to help the
community.
"I'm excited about it. It gives
you a good feeling in your heart,
particularly at this time of year."


Community leaders gathered at the old Campus Corner lot on Martin
Luther King Blvd. as a show of support for next week's community clean-up,
which urges all Port St. Joe residentsto.. come out and help spruce up the
streets and alleys along the main thoroughfares in North Port St. Joe.


Which underscores the sym-
bolic aspect of the clean-up
endeavor, bringing all colors
together, creating common ground
and understanding, emphasizing
that the community includes North
Port St. Joe.
And as the city envisions the
future, conjures images of what it
can be, its citizens come to under-
stand that the western gateway to
the city, particularly now with the
mill gone, is North Port St. Joe.
Everybody in the community
has a vested interest in seeing the
folks in North Port St. Joe succeed.
"We all have a responsibility to
do that, the entire community,"


said County Commissioner Nathan
Peters Jr. 'This isn't my communi-
ty, or your community or Dannie
Bolden's community. It's our com-
munity."
And therefore, the hope is,
folks from around the community
will descend on Tthe old Campus
Corner lot nekt Saturday, pick up
some debris and raise up a city.
"I think it's great," said Port St.
Joe City Councilman John Reeves,
who issued a challenge to all elect-
ed officials to attend the clean-up.
"It will have community-wide
involvement. And hopefully it will
provide pride in the community,
that's the goal."


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The 2004 Project

Graduation Committee
Htll, would like to take this opportunity to thank the
I community along with the followingpeople for
flf I4: helping to make 'jail for Bail" such a huge success.

The Coast Radio Station & The Star
Chuck Bear Howell Tackle
Oyster Radio & Bill Denton The Forgotten Coast
The City of Port St. Joe Company
Alltel Communications St. Joe News Network
The Gulf County Sheriff Constitution City Merchants
,Department Association
The Port St. Joe City Police David & Trish Warriner
Department Trey Landry
Boyer Signs a* Sunset Coastal Grill
SAlso congratulations to Bernie Buzzett, winner ofParadise in the Port.


Remember- from page 1


I
the shoreline watching for any new
attack. The attack never came; the
damage had already been done.
Chief Petty Officer William E.
"Bill" Bricker served aboard the
U.S.S. Maury at the time of the
attack on Pearl Harbor along with
312 shipmates. The U.S.S. Maury
saw more of the war than any other
ship serving in the Pacific. During
the many engagements, Chief
Bricker manned the ships number
three 5-inch gun, firing at enemy
aircraft. Chief Bricker and fellow
gunners were credited with numer-
ous kills during these raging battles.
For the duration of his time at sea,
he served aboard the U.SS..
Drayton, the U.S.S. Stack and the
U.S.S. Monsen, all destroyers.
At the end of the war, Bricker
changed the: course of his military
career, moving into Navy A\nation. as
an Air Traffic Controller and trainer.
He was instrumental ui the develop-
ment of Ground Control Approach
(GCA), the procedure for landing
using instruments only.
In a recent address, Bficker
made the following statement:
American warriors of yesterday
and today have never failed to
answer our nation's call.
Through selfless sacrifice they
have brought to the entire world a
concept that is associated with
American ideals-Freedom.
A precious word. A word with so"


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many meanings, yet a word that the Berlin Airlift Occupational
clearly and distinctly means AMERI- Service Medal and is the only living
CA. Gulf County resident who survived
Freedom is a very precious the attack on Pearl Harbor.
thing. Bought and paid for with the As Bricker said, "I speak on
blood. tears sweat and the dedica, 'w-behalf.of the heroes of our time, the
Lion of their men ard i\omen bn th~.-cnaien ahd women.who did not return
past and also the men and women of to their homes and their loved ones.
the present. They are the real heroes."
It lies in the hearts of the people
of entire nations who can only
dream of it.
It lies in ideals so richly
American, and it lies on the shoul-
ders of those we honor today.
Freedom-Cherish it-Protect
it-It is paid for.
Don't let it die.
Chief Bricker served in thirteen
major engagements, receiving ,two
Purple Hearts and the Asiatic-Pacific
Campaign Medal. He also received


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THIS YEAR!
A mail box, with connections direct to Santa at the
North Pole, has been placed in the vacant lot adjacent to
Port St. Joe's City Hall for kids to mail those all important
wishful letters and a mail delivery service, with connec-
tions directly to Santa at the North Pole, has also been
placed at The Star (209-211 Reid Avenue) or PO Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 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 personally
read and answer all letters that include a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. The letters will then be forwarded to
The Star for printing in the Christmas issue (December
22).
The deadline for mailing Santa letters and receiving a
reply from the famous man, in red-is 5:00 p.m. on
December 12, so everyone get writing and be sure to get
your letters in soon!


PSJ City
from page 1
in training for the conflict.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to_ advertise a zoning
change for lot|9 and half of lot 7
(209 9th Street from residential to
mix use. Prior to its next meeting,
the board will hold a public hearing
before voting on the request. The
change was requested by Attorney
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contractor's office would be located
on the property.
-Elaine Williams approached
the board complimenting some of
the city's work force for the excel-
lent job done in cleaning up North
Port St. Joe.
-Voted to a $500 increase to
$4,000 budgeted for the Gulf
County Senior Citizens.
-Decided to move the City
Commission meeting back to the
commission meeting room,
upstairs in City Hall.
Commissioner Crews made the
motion. She also noted that if a
handicapped person attends the
meeting, the board would move
back to the fire department meet-
ing room for that meeting period.


School Board
Meeting Agenda
The Gulf County School Board
will hold its regular monthly meet-
ing at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 9,
at the district offices in Port St. Joe.
The agenda:
I. Hear from the Public
II. Adoption of Agenda
III. Consent Items
a. Approval of minutes
b. Budget matters/Payment
of Bills.
c. Correspondence
d. Personnel
e. Student matters
IV. Bid Matters
V. Construction Matters
VI. Contract Ratification (pend-
ing approval by GCEA and the
School Board).
VII. Program Matters
VIII. Superintendent's Report
IX. Board Member Concerns
X. Adjournment
XI. Discussion Items
There will be a board workshop
beginning at 2 p.m. ET. Items to be
taken up include long-range plan-
ning and superintendent's report;


Computer Corner
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a disk for you only to find that your CD ROM Will Not
read it? Or reads it, but with errors or missing files?
The problem could be the brand of CDR that these
files were "burned" to. All CD's are not alike. CDR
and RW's all have a coating where those little 1's
and O's are burned into. Some coatings are thin and
some are much thicker, and some have varying
thicknesses on the same disk. A disk with a thicker,
uniform coating allows better burning AND ultimate-
ly better reading by a CD ROM. Your CDRW Drive
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Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003


Teen Court Goes Through Changes


Judge Fred Witten, left, and Don Washabaugh, right, creators of Teen
Court, have worked diligently to create a program for teenagers, by
teenagers. Washabaugh now prepares to retire as director of the program.


by Carly Johnson
Teen Court, Gulf County's judi-
cial reality show, see the end of a
chapter as the calendar turns at
the end of the year.
Since the program's inception
in January of 2002, the teen-run
juvenile justice program has given
an alternative to teenagers commit-
ting minor misdemeanor crimes in
hopes to rectify unlawful behavior
at an early age.
The changes begin with Don
Washabaugh, director and co-cre-
ator of Teen Court, stepping down
and handing the reins to Jarrod
Wester and Diana Sealey.
"I have a lot of confidence in my
successors for this program,"
Washabaugh said. "This is a great
thing we have going and I think it
will grow t6d.really assist a signifi-
cant number of the teenagers in the
community.
"It gives teenagers an open
forum into the judicial system, as
well as acts as a catalyst to deter
offenders from future delinquen-
cies."
Wester, youth director for the
First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe, whole-heartedly
believes in this program and is
looking forward to assisting in its
growth and development. He wants
to help juveniles who break the law
in the area, as well as gain more
community involvement by every-
one in Teen Court.
'This is a very needed program
here," Wester said. "We have an
opportunity to halt criminal behav-
ior early and without permanent
consequences. These kids are get-
:,'ting a second chance while still
being held accountable for their
actions.
"I think it will make, more
responsible teenagers in our area."
Although delighted at being
asked to co-direct this program,
both Wester and Sealey are sad to
see Washabaugh leaving. According
to Wester and Witten, Washabaugh
has been a significant force in
empowering the young people of
this community and will be very
missed around the courthouses of
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe.
"Don has worked tirelessly for
years on behalf of the children of
this area," Wester said. "He has put
-these kids above all else and truly'
believes in the potential in all of
them. He will be greatly missed
around here and has left some very
big shoes to fill.:
Sealey, parish administrator
and youth coordinator for St.
James Episcopal Church in Port St.
Joe, will also miss working with
Washabaugh.
'These two men have really
done a great job with this pro-
gram," Sealey said. "I think it is
really working to intervene with
teenagers in this county, help them
see the error of their ways and put
them back on the right track."
With the new co-directors both
involved in youth ministry and


Sealey's sponsorship of the POPS
(Power of Positive Students) school
program designed to help students
make positive decisions in their
lives, Sealey feels they are both
qualified to continue what
Washabaugh started and improve
as time passes.
One way the program hopes to
improve is by obtaining non-profit
status, or technically, 501 (c)(3)
status for Teen Court.
Previously funded through an
ordinance set by the late Judge
Robert M. Moore, the program
receives $40 from adult offenders
seeking pre-trial release as an
administrative fee. However, for the
program to grow and develop as the
mentor program has in Bay


gram pro-bono, runs clinics for
teenagers participating in the pro-
gram and acts as a fill-in judge
when Witten is unavailable, this
status will allow the program to
qualify for government funding,
grants and assistance.
"With this designation, the pro-
gram will no longer have to depend
on just a couple sources for fund-
ing," Magidson said. "The organiza-
tion will be able to submit grant
applications and ask for, and
receive, funding from other govern-
ment entities to have even more
advantages."
Sealey and Wester are excited
about what this designation will
mean to the kids participating in
the program.
"Many of the kids have seen the
similar programs such as the one
in Bay County," Wester said. 'There
are many things available to these
organizations, such as correct uni-
forms, that allow them to be more
effective and perceived as an actual
courtroom. That is our main goal,
to do everything possible to make
this program effective."
So far, the program has been a
successful one with less than one-
third of Teen Court defendants vio-
lating the law a second time, with
none committing serious offenses.
As well as benefiting those who
have broken the law, Teen Court is
giving more than a glimpse into the
judicial system for-teenagers who
volunteer.
Jessica Bland, a senior at Port
St. Joe High School and veteran of
the program, was brought to Teen
Court through announcements at
school and has continued to attend


other people and giving them a sec-
ond chance," Garth said. "They still
have to admit what they did and
pay the price, but hopefully we can
stop something more serious Irom
happening in the future.
Both Garth and Bland believe
more teen participation and learn-
ing early to give back to the com-
munity will help the program grow
and succeed within the communi-
ty.
Teens interested in participat-
ing in Teen Court in Wewahitchka
or Port St. Joe are encouraged to
contact Judge Fred \\ilten' olfice
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County, more funds are needed.
Witten states that initially it
was imperative to get the program
started by whatever means neces-
sary. Running off of the nominal
money established in the ordinance
was not necessarily enough, but,
according to Witten, the primary
goal was to get the program started
and make sure it would work
before taking the time and volun-
teer man-hours needed to file for
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"We had seen the benefit of a
predominantly teen-run juvenile
justice system by. watching what"
was going on in Panama City,"
Witten said. "We wanted that kind
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our energies toward that focus
first."' .
Now that the. program has is
established, Witten, Wester and
Sealey are ready to lead the teens of
this forum to the next level so that
all affected by this program can
benefit as much as possible. The
group plans to do this by upholding
the structure and formality of tra-
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"I really love prosecuting,"
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That is borne out, to an extent,
when compared to the results of
other municipal audits, which are
posted at the Auditor General's
website.
The 38 total findings in Mexico
Beach compare favorably to others
which detail 40-60 findings or more
in cities around the state.
A finding, as defied by state
auditors, is an instance where they
have ;determined non-compliarice
with law or good business practices
or where auditors have found rea-,
son for concern.
Mexico Beach officials have 30
days to formally respond in writing
to the preliminary and tentative
audit findings.
The city's responses will be
incorporated into the final audit
report, which is not likely to be
issued, given the upcoming holi-
days, until sometime in mid-
January.
The Auditor General's office
has no enforcement powers, it can
not mandate the city change the
way it operates or how it addresses
audit findings.
By law, however, state auditors
will return to the city in 18 months
to perform a follow-up audit exam-
ining what changes the city has
made to address issues raised in
the origin$ audit.
And there is little question city
officials have some, areas to.
address, many of which would fall
under the general umbrella of oper-
ational controls and documenta-
tion.
-The city was faulted-on several
front's including budgets, person-
nel policies, travel, use and dis-
carding* of c'Ty~' vehicles and/or
property for not having the prop-
er controls, procedures or docu-
mentation in place.
For example, there was a lack
of documentation concerning how
and to what extent city vehicles
were used, how employees who
drive city vehicles to and from
home used those vehicles and a
lack of documentation on travel
expenses.
Auditors noted a lack of con-
trols and documentation in place
pertaining to the accounting of the
city's fixed assets and the disposal
of surplus city property, and raised


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a flag about employment proce-
dures, including having applica-
tions on file and verifying informa-
tion on the applications, as well as
having an employee supervised by
his brother-in-law.
The city also should better
delineate staff responsibilities,
keep better records on purchase
orders and boat slip rental revenue
and there were issues raised per-
taining to compensation and fringe
benefits, for the city administrator
and other employees.
-The auditors also faulted the
city for a lack of oversight and
auditing of the city's volunteer fire
department and that department's
failure to operate properly under
Sunshine Law statutes.
h Much of that, Kingsland noted,
had'already been addressed by the
city, which this year formally
adopted written guidelines and
procedures for policies already in,
place, in large part to address con-
cerns raised by auditors.
And, some of the issues raised
by auditors had never been part of
the government landscape in
Mexico Beach, and were in some
places the result, city officials said,
of applying a large-city template to
a municipality that has fewer than
1,000 registered voters.
Which highlights what state
auditors have emphasized from the
start; their audits are of a scope not
found in mandatory annual audits
and examine areas which most
municipal audits simply do not
look at.
"A lot these things have never
been thought of or brought to the-
city's attention," said city adminis-
trator Paul Sabiston.
As Kingsland has argued all
along about the audit if nothing
else it would help highlight some
errors of the past and help the city
operate more efficiently in the
future.
"They are giving us some
things to look at." Kingsland said.
"Is it going to be better by the end
of next year? Definitely. But, there
is always room for improvement."
The briar patch for city officials
could ultimately be the $4.19 mil-
ion loan from the City of Gulf
Breeze to finance improvements to
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ter and pay off some outstanding
debt.
The auditors findings on the
loan, and the subsequent use of
some funds from that loan, pre-
sented several thorny issues for the
city and raised questions about the
original effort to secure the loan,
which occurred in 1997.
According to the auditors, the
city borrowed $1,450,424 more
than it needed at the time of the
Gulf Breeze loan. The reasons are
unclear.
At some point after securing
the loan, city officials determined
they would not need as much of the
loan proceeds as previously
believed, yet did nothing to pay
down the debt on the variable-
interest loan, at the city's expense.
Auditors found that money
from the loan was spent on projects
not approved by bond counsel or
specified in the original city ordi-
nance pertaining to the loan,
specifically the purchase of the so-
called Duren and Green properties,
as well as paying off other debts
and financing a water system proj-
ect.
Earlier this year, sold the
Duren property and decided to use
some of the funds from the sale on
pressing bills, including the audit.
The city has two choices,
according to state auditors; obtain
approval after the fact from bond
counsel for the expenditures or
restore the money, all told some
$1.5 million, to the bank accounts
holding the loan proceeds.
"The one (finding) I have a
major concern about is the Gulf
Breeze loan," Kingsland said.
The auditors also took the city
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Page 8A Mhe Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003

Conference Sets Stage for Century Program


by Tim Croft
The foundation is being
poured. The structure will begin
rising after the first of the year.
Just weeks after 20 local edu-
cators traveled to New York for a
national kickoff workshop, schools
across the county are poised to
kickoff "The Century Program"
aimed at providing a hand-up for
at-risk students.
Teachers from each public
school, then-School Board chair-
man Billy Quinn Jr. and a repre-
sentative of Gulf Coast Community
College traveled to upstate New
York last month to participate in a
pre-conference for "The Century
Program."
The workshop which included
a 24-hour term without power,
read: lights and heat was held
immediately prior to a national
conference of the Foundation for
Excellent Schools (FES), which is
spearheading "The Century
Program," a three-year initiative to
raise horizons for 100,000 students
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Mexico Beach Audit


$55,000.
An appeal of that ruling by a
California judge is likely, the city
incurring additional costs.
Auditors noted that a 1997
City Council meeting held in
Panama City with the bonding enti-
ties was likely improper and raised
a flare about the apparent lack of
oversight or investigation done by
city officials and staff into the enti-
ties involved in the bond transac-
tion.
Those are the broad strokes of
a document that runs almost 50
pages.
"I'm happy with (the audit),"
Sabiston said. "It's a fresh set of
eyes. We learned some things."
The question is, at what cost?
The city has documented
expending $24,000-$25,000 to
date in staff work to meet the
needs of state auditors.
That price tag is almost certain
to climb near $30,000 by the time
the city responds to the prelimi-
nary findings.
Although the Auditor General's
office won't set the cost of the audit
until after the final report and a
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pay, it is estimated the final bill will
be in the neighborhood of,$75,000.
City officials believe they have
a strong case proving the original
petition, which included the
required signatures of 20 percent,
or some 212, of registered voters,
was insufficient.
At least nine people came, for-
ward early on, before a legislative
committee authorized the audit, to.
insist their names be taken off the
petition due to misleading state-
ments made to secure signatures.
City officials also feel there are
several signatures which are ques-
tionable or are from individuals
who are no longer residents of
Mexico Beach.
If the city can demonstrate that
the petition was insufficient, and
that the legislative committee was
aware of the-problems prior to vot-
ing to authorize the audit, the city
could elude the price tag for the
audit.
"I think we have a strong case,"
Sabiston said.
Kingsland added, "It is the
responsibility of city government to
protect the taxpayers' money. We
would be (remiss) not to pursue"
the case.


The aim of the workshop was to
bring educators from the 39 high
schools participating in the first
year of 'The Century Program"
together with professors and
administrators from 20-odd col-
leges around the country.
"What a unique opportunity for
our rural district to exchange ideas
and success with other FES
schools across the United States,"
said Carmel Dodson from Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
The group brainstormed strate-
gies and ideas for implementation
of "The Century Program."
Teachers and administrators
from each school the Port St. Joe
Schools count as one school com-
munity; the Wewahitchka schools
count as another were to formu-
late plans for targeting 100 stu-
dents considered at risk of drop-
ping out but who exhibit potential
to graduate high school and contin-
ue on to college or other postsec-
ondary education.
The plans identify the target
population in Port St. Joe
schools, for example, that will be
black males and map out strate-
gies for. raising aspirations and
achievement.
Those could include a variety of
efforts, including mentoring initia-
tives high schoolers to middle
schoolers, community role models
to high schoolers, even college
mentors for individuals in the
school system seeking teaching
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for the men and women running
the Christmas for Kids and Adults
program as they reached their pri-
mary goals.
The group has 'presently
exceeded the $20,000 it initially set
out to raise and will help more than
1100 people have a joyous holiday
season.
Jerry Stokoe, chairman of this
program, with wife Lyd, was elated
Monday afternoon at the. outpour-
ing of support from individuals and
businesses.
"We have a lot of food and toys
right now and are preparing for dis-
tribution," Jerry Stokoe said. "We
are so proud of this community
and all of the people who gave of
themselves so others may have a
happy holiday."
Surrounded by bags and boxes
of toys, clothes, food and other
requested necessities, Stokoe and
his helpful elves of all ages, includ-
ing students Jessica Buccieri,
Chelsea Flanagan, Alex Flanagan,
Calder Mahan and Alex Van Zant,
as well as adults Dick Race, May
Fuze and Susan Machemer, were
swarming with the holiday spirit
that was infectious upon entering
the room.
Some helpers have made vol-
unteering for this program an
annual event. Sam Ellmer, Grant
Gingell, Maureen Mitchell, Eddie
Gimenez, Bunny Miller, Lorinda


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Jerry and Lyd Stokoe, with lots of Santa's helpers, stand in the middle of Santa's Workshop with gifts provided
by the Salvation Army for Christmas for Kids and Adults.


Gingell, with leaders Jerry and Lyd
Stokoe have been helping this
cause for two or more years.
"I am so proud to be a part of
this community," Jerry Stokoe
said.' "We set a goal and surpassed
it. This is what the season is all
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Jerry Stokoe also thanked all of
the community. members who
donated time, energy, merchandise
and money to make this event such
a success.
"We wouldn't have any of this if
people of this county had not seen
what a great cause this is," Jerry
Stokoe said. "Now kids and adults
in need in this community can real-
ly celebrate the holiday season and
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another area of instruction as
well as service-learning events, col-
lege excursions or attending a
GCCC basketball game.
"I am particularly excited about
the mentoring element of the pro-
gram," said Lori Price of
Wewahitchka Elementary School. "I
would like nothing more than to be
instrumental in linking children
with role models that may make a
difference in their lives."
Anything that will provide
opportunities, offer exposure to
success, raise visions, elevate the
bar.
While building bridges span-
ning from elementary school to mid-
dle school, fiddle school to high
school, high school to college, col-
lege to life.
The plans' framework was
essentially in place in Port St. Joe,
where schools have been involved
with the FES for several years,
stressing FES mainstay concepts
such as service learning, mentoring
and goal-setting, b.uL the details
came out of the brainstorming in
New York.
"The design of the plan was
already in place," said Port St. Joe
High School teacher Sue Gannon.
"All we had to do was fill in the
blanks."
Cathey, not practicing complete
objectivity, noted with pride that the
Gulf County presentation at the
end of the workshop schools had to
provide the broad strokes of their
plan in 60 seconds was nothing
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showers, no washing or drying of
hair.
"They were ,such troopers,
everybody did so well," Cathey said.
'They interacted a lot and brought
back ideas, but as a group they
really bonded."
Schools submitted their, plans
the first of this week and expect,
over the course of the next couple of.
weeks, to tweak their plans with
feedback from a FES coordinator.
In mid-January, a meeting will
be held with "The Century Program"
participating educators, a coordina-
tor from FES and the target stu-
dents, who must have approval
from a parent or guardian, who will
also be urged to actively participate
in the program.
It is an ambitious timetable, a
similarly ambitious plan. The
potential impacts; the opportunity
to turn around even one life, to
chart a higher road, somehow begs
Sfor such ambition. :' .
"Gulf County is fortunate to
have such dedicated teachers,
counselors, administrators and
board members," said Melissa
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('The Century Program") will benefit
Gulf County elementary, middle
and high school students and the
county as a result of the dedication
of Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
educational leaders.
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Port St. Joe Police Chief James Hersey are manacled together to prevent their
"escape" during the recent "Jail for Bail" day benefiting Port St. Joe High
School's Project Graduation next spring. To date, the event has raised more
than $13,500.


Jail For Bail

Captures

The Cash
by Tim Croft
The sweep netted a hoosegow's
worth of suspects and plenty of
cash:
And the senior class at Port St.
Joe High School will reap the bene-
fits in the form of a safer graduation
next spring.
While their parents sleep con-
siderably better.
:: The recent "Jail for Bail" event
to benefit Project Graduation at Port
St. Joe High School could only be
described as being of the breakout
variety.
More "'suspects" paying more
'and heftier "fines" equalled, when
the bars swung open at the end of
the day, a haul of more than
.$13,500.
That is roughly 30 percent more
than gathered from similar efforts in
years :past,' said Suzanne Besore,
co-chair of this year's "Jail for Bail."
"It was.very good," Besore said.
''\'e worked very hard. We had more
donors and they had a very good
time. That's what you want because
when they are having a good time
they're going to participate more."
Which bolsters the bottom line,
in turn adding to the bounty for
kids.
Besore said more dollars trans-
lated into additional college scholar-
ships compared to years past as
well as more door prizes, games
and, generally, entertainment for
the graduating class as they cele-
brate the sheepskin.
Project Graduation aims to pro-
vide students with a safe, alcohol-
free, dru'-fr'ie. driving-free gradua-
tion night.
The kids who attend and the
turnout in previous years .would
make a Supervisor of Elections envi-
ous are essentially locked down
for the night, not allowed to leave
until early morning.
The trade-off is a night of mem-
ories, a final time to romp and frolic
before heading down life's divergent
trails.
The fund-raising has not
ceased. A number of folks who could
not, or did not wish to, be "arrested"
the next to.last day of October, are
still mailing in donations.
And those who wish, can still
donate by mailing a check or money
order to: Project Graduation 2004,
P.O. Box 485, Port St. Joe, 32457,
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Sharks Win 1st Rural



State Championship; 2-0 .


Host Jacksonville Trinity ai


The Port St. Joe Sharks proved
predictors wrong for the third
straight week Friday night, as they
defeated the Chiefland Indians 2-0
to win the first ever Class A North
Rural School Championship. But
who would have ever predicted a 2-
0 football game this far into the
play-offs.
The Sharks' stingy defense
again held a highly touted running
game at bay. On the other hand,
Chiefland looked just as impres-
sive, as their defense held the
Sharks in check most of the night.
Chiefland was held to just 86
yards rushing and zero yards
through the air, as Port St. Joe tal-
lied only 100 yards rushing (76


yards were off one Randall
Johnson run) and four passing' for
104 total yards.
'We're still playing," said head
coach John Palmer. 'We played
excellent on defense all night. We
played hard, did a good job tack-
ling, and made big plays all night.
This game proved that defense
wins championships."
Most of the game was played at
midfield or in Shark territory, but
the Sharks' defense kept coming up
with the big plays.
On the Indians' first posses-
sion of the game, Ash Parker recov-
ered a fumble on the Shark 34-
yard line.
After a three-and-out series for


t 7:30 Friday
the Sharks, Chiefland took over on
own 48-yard line. The Indians
picked up 21 yards on two option
plays by quarterback Cortez Gent,
which moved the ball into Shark
territory. However, on the ensuing
play, Stephen Besore forced a fum-
ble when he sacked Gent in the
backfield, and Garrett Garland
recovered the loose ball on the
Shark 34-yard line.
It wasn't until late in the sec-
ond quarter, that either team
threatened to score. Randall
Johnson took an inside hand-off,
and bust through the Indians'
defense untouched. Johnson had
reeled off 76 yards before a
Chiefland defender made a touch-
down saving tackle on the Indians'
four-yard line. On second-and-goal
from the two, quarterback Kenny
McFarland tossed a pass -to Raye
Bailey on a fade route. One official
signaled touchdown, but another
official overruled the call, since the
ball popped out when Bailey hit the
ground. An incomplete pass from
McFarland to Bailey on fourth
down, gave Chiefland the ball on
their own five-yard line.
With Chiefland in a third-and-
nine situation from their own six-
yard line, Richard Collins" fumbled
the exchange from Gent. The ball
shot backwards into the endzone,
where Chiefland's Gent recovered
the football just before Port St.
Joe's Bennie Tiller could get there.
The fumble recovery in the endzone
for a safety gave the Sharks a 2-0
lead with :06 seconds left in the
first half.
Sidney Harris' opening kick-off
of the second half went only five-
yards, giving the Indians the ball in
good field position on the Shark 45-
yard line. Chiefland converted on
fourth-and-two with a 10-yard run
by 'Jeremy Jones. Jones then
picked-up two yards, and Gent fol-
lowed with a seven-yard run on the


Running back Randall Johnson (No. 10) provided most of the Sharks
offense with 90 yards rushing.


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The defensive play of the game was this tackle on Chiefland running back at the Chiefland four-yard-line. Bennie
Tiller (No. 62) made first contact as Sidney Harris (No. 57) and Jake Owens (No. 7) prepare to assist. The defensive
play resulted in a fumble, recovered by Chiefland quarterback Cortez Gent in the end zone, for a 2 point safety, the
winning margin.


option. On third-and-one, Garrett
Garland and Raye Bailey combined
to tackle Collins in the backfield for
a two-yard loss. That forced the
Indians to attempt a 37-yard field
goal, but Chase Harris' kick missed
wide right. Harris had made three
consecutive 55-yarders in warm-
ups.
p It was all defense from that
point on for both the Indians and
the Sharks.
After a punt late in the fourth
quarter, Chiefland took over on its
own 49-yard line with 2:26 left in
the game. On the first play from
scrimmage, Raye Bailey almost
intercepted a pass intended for
Gent. The Sharks were penalized
for unsportsman-like conduct after
the play, which gave the Indians
the ball on -the Sharks' 36-yard
line. The Sharks stopped the
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Port St. Joe got good penetration
up the middle, and Raye Bailey and
Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas com-
bined to block Harris' 49-yard field
goal attempt with :42 seconds left
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Randall Johnson led the Port
St. Joe offense with 93 yards rush-
ing on 17 carries. Jake Owens
picked up 14 yards on six carries,
while Garrett Garland added five
yards on two carries.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
completed four of his 10 passes for
four yards and threw one intercep-
tion. Raye Bailey had three recep-
tions for nine yards.
Garret Garland led the Port St.
Joe defense with three solos and 13
assists (16 total tackles), with one
tackle for a loss and one fumble
recovery. Brandon Thomas had six
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(See SHARKS on page 11)


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The Shark "Jaws" defense was in Chiefland's backfield making plays like this throughout the
evening. Warren Floyd (No. 2) sniffed out the Indians' fake punt as Sam Amerson (No. 70) and Vic
Hamilton (No. 31) close in to assist in the tackle of Richard Collins (No. 9).


Sharks


recorded two solos, eight assists
(10 total), with one tackle for a loss
and two quarterback sacks.
The Shiarks (10-3) will host
defending Class A state champion
Jacksonville Trinity Christian (12-
0), a 49-21 winner over North
Florida Christian, this Friday night
at 7:30 ET. Tickets will be $6.00 at
the gate, and reserve seat tickets
are on sale at the high school for
$7.00. No passes will be accepted,
except for FHSAA state series pass-
es.
Trinity currently has a 24-
game winning streak. The Sharks
will agnaunbe slated an underdog
this w\eek."like it has been for the
last three weeks. But expect a
packed Shark Stadium, and a Port
St. Joe team ready to pull off
another upset.
"We haven't been picked to win
yet in the play-offs, so why should
this one be any differentit" saidc


from page 10


Palmer. 'We're gonna have to play
real good again. We need to get bet-
ter play out of our offense to take
some heat off our defense."
The winner of Friday's game
will play the winner of the Fort
Meade/Glades Day game on
Thursday, December llth at 1:00
ET at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in
Gainesville for the Class A State


Championship.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 0 2 0 0 -
Indians 0 0 0 0-
STATISTICS
PSJ .C


First Downs 3
Rushes/Yards 31-100
Passing Yards 4
Total Yards 104
Passes 4-10-1
Penalties/Yards 9-85
Fumbles/Lost 1-0
Punts/Av:'g. 7-25


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Gekeela Clemmons, Latrice Larry, Shawna Bond.


Lady Sharks Open Hoop Season


PORT ST. JOE 30, MARIANNA 45
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 0-2 on the season with
Tuesday's 45-30 loss to Marianna in
the Marianna Thanksgiving
Tournament.
ii~i The Lady Sharks, were
outscored 19-4 in the second quar-
ter, and trailed 28-11 at intermis-
sion.
Gekeela Clemmons made four
3-pointers and led all scorers with a
game high 22 points.
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Bulldogs 9 19 11 6 45
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Register 2, Gekeela Clemmons 22,
Nikki Jenkins 2, and 'Angelica
Driesbach 2.
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Sidney Harris (No. 57) makes a Thomas 1, Spears 9, Hunter 18,
tackle for loss on Chiefland's running i d S. Jackson 5.
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PORT ST. JOE 43, APALACHICOLA 24
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
The Lady Sharks picked up
their first win of the season Monday
afternoon when they defeated the
Apalachicola Lady Sharks 43-24 in
"the Dome."
Port St. Joe took a 25-18 lead
into halftime, then outscored
Apalachicola 18-6 in the second
half.
Gekeela Clemmons paced the
Lady Sharks with a game high 16


points. Shawna Bond followed with
10 respectively.
Score by Quarters
Apalach 8 10 2 4 24
Sharks 13 12 8 10 43
PSJ (43)- Shawna Bond 10, Latrice
Larry 6, Gekeela Clemmons 16,
Nikki Jenkins 4, Telisa Register 6,
and Angelica Driesbach 1.
AHS (24)- Keneidra Cummings 10,
Sheneidra Cummings 6, Antwanette
Harris 3, Kayla Joseph 3, and
Whitley Williams 2.


WEWAHITCHKA 40, CHATTAHOOCHEE 76
MONDAY, DECEMBER iST
The Wewahitchka Gators boys'
basketball tipped off their 2003-
2004 hoop season Monday night
\\ith a 76-40 loss to Chattahoochee.
-The dators (0-1) trailed 36-24
at halftime, and were outscored 40-
16 in the second half of play.
Trinit Myers led the Gator
offense with 13 points and five
assists. David Edwards followed
with 10 points, while Trey Goodwin
added eight points and four
rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Jackets 16 20 28 12 76
Gators 5 19 8 8 40
WEWA (40)- Trinit Myers 13, Trey
Goodwin 8,. David Edwards 10,
Johnny Jones 6, Trannon Myers 2,
and Cody Bidwell 3.
CHATT (76)- McMillian 15, Ivory
11, L. Jackson 10, R. Jackson 7, All
12, and D. Jackson 4.
WEWAHITCHKA 65, CARRABELLE 33
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
The Gators improved to 1-1 on
the season with Tuesday night's 65-
33 victory over Carrabelle.
Wewahitchka jumped out to a
23-5 lead by the end of the first
quarter, then extended its lead to


35-14 by halftime.
Trey Goodwin led the Gators
with 13 points. Jamie McCorvey fol-
lowed \ith nine points, while Trinit
Myers and David Edwards each
added eight respectively.
The Gators -ill host Bay,High
on Thursday, and Blountstown on
Tuesday.
Score by Quarters
Gators 23 12 11 19 65
-Panthers 5 9 10 9 -33
WEWA (65)- Trinit Myers 8,
Trannon Myers 6, Johnny Jones 8,
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Page 12A The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003


Organization Plans To Promote Republican Platform Among Minorities


by Tim Croft
It sounds like any other politi-
cal organization, a consortium of
folks in Northwest Florida aiming
to pool resources to promote the
ideals of the Grand Old Party.
In appearance, however, it is
something quite different; all the
members of this Republican group
are black.
But make no mistake, the
Northwest Florida Black
Republican Club, which includes
representatives from every county
between Leon and Escambia, is the
Our Readers

Letters tothe Editor...
Thanks to Search & Rescue
During a recent tragedy in Bay
County, I again had the opportuni-
ty to collaborate with the two vol-
unteer Search and Rescue teams
from Gulf county. I have always.
been impressed with their dedica-
tion and expertise and, as usual,
they did not let me down.
When I first received notifica-
tion of the tragic loss of a young
man from Panama City, I went to
the scene of the accident. I soon
realized that with the help of addi-
tional trained personnel, we would
more quickly recover the body of
this young man and help bring clo-
sure to his family. I requested the
assistance of Wewahitchka Search
and Rescue and Gulf County
Search and Rescue. I was not dis-
appointed.
Gulf County Search and
Rescue and Wewahitchka Search
and Rescue responded to the scene
immediately. I have been in law
enforcement for thirty years and
am still moved by the manner in
which these two groups cooperated
with us and other agencies to sup-
port our efforts during this difficult
incident. The professional manner
in which they conducted them-
selves reflects well on the citizens
of Gulf County.
I would like to express the grat-
itude of the Bay County Sheriffs
Office for the assistance of both
Wewahitchka Search and Rescue
and Gulf County Search and
Rescue for their tireless dedication
to duty in the effort to find the body
of a young local man involved in a
tragic, senseless accident.
To Gulf County Search and
Rescue and Wewahitchka Search
and Rescue-Job Well Done! To the
citizens of Gulf county, you should
be proud!- z
.Sincerely,
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latest turn in what could prove a
seismic shift in the state's, and the
country's, electoral politics.
"It's a new day," said Hosea
Pittman, an Escambia County resi-
dent who, along with long-time
friend and Port St. Joe native Dr.
David Langston, will serve as a co-
chair of the club. "We are going to
be the bellwether. This is a new
day, a new era."
National numbers seem to sup-
port that statement as in small but
growing numbers black voters are
beginning to gaze beyond their
long-time Democratic alliances and
consider the Republican Party.
A 2002 study by the Joint
Center for Political and Economic
Studies found that in the prior two
years, black support for Democrats
had dropped 11 percent nation-
wide, while support for
Republicans more than doubled
from 4 percent to 10 percent.
In percentages, the numbers
remain small, but that is a 150 per-
cent increase in black support for
Republicans in just two years, with
the largest segment of GOP support


coming from the youngest black
voters, or in other words the future.
In Florida, three prominent
black-owned newspapers endorsed
Republican Jeb Bush in the gover-
nor's race last year, and Bush drew
a slightly larger percentage of the
black vote than he had in 1998.
Considered as a whole, it is a
trend that spells trouble for
Democrats, who have consistently
come to rely on garnering 90 per-
cent or more of the African-
American vote on election day.
"We need to wake up and real-
ize we need to be a two-party peo-
ple," Langston said. "If not we will
push ourselves right out of the
political system.
"We have to be individual
thinkers. To be an individual
thinker, you have to educate your-
self and understand the economic
,and political system in America."
Pittman, who noted that simi-
lar black Republican clubs have
sprouted in South Florida, centers
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Party was founded in the mid-
1800's as an anti-slavery party. He
said that connection was lost over
the decades as blacks were "mis-
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Party offered.
And over time, the Democrats
came to take the black vote for
granted, stopped working for that
vote and on issues important to
blacks.
Liberalism, he added, has
been, ultimately, damaging to
blacks.
"Republicans are more in tune
with giving an opportunity, not a
hand-out," Pittman said. "When
you get hand-outs, it limits your
ceiling."
State Rep. Jennifer Carroll, the
first black Republican elected to
the Florida Legislature, put it in
even more blunt terms during a
formal dinner for black
Republicans in Sarasota.
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And, Pittman noted, many
blacks can embrace Republican
concepts of less taxes, economic
development, a strong military and
pro-life.
"We want to reach out to every-
one, build a coalition and promote
some of the Republican agenda,
such as less taxes," Pittman said.
He added that while affirmative
action has its time and place, it is,
at root, divisive, a quota policy that
too often substitutes skin color for
achievement and ability.
The ultimate goal of the Black
Republican Club, Pittman said,
was, in his mind, to eliminate the
need for such a club.
Voters, he continued, should
not base their electoral choices
based on skin tone or long-time
connections, but on which candi-
date, white, black, purple, green,
offers the best ideas and vision.
"I'm a member of the human
race," Pittman said. "We should
have a situation where both parties
compete for (the black) vote, that's


the healthy situation."
The Northwest Florida Black
Republicans Club has taken its
first baby steps, establishing a gov-
erning structure, including a board
member representing each county
with Pittman and Langston as co-
chairs.
Pooling resources from across
the region, the club will begin
issues-oriented efforts in the com-
munities it represents, and a mem-
bership drive, in the coming
months, leading toward the 2004
elections.
"It's necessary in regards to
inclusion, having representatives
from this community is important
for the party," Langston said. "The
party understands the value of
such an institution (as the
Northwest Florida} Black
Republicans Club).
"I'm excited. Excited to be cho-
sen, excited to share it with a life-
long friend ... It's important that we
teach our young people the value of
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 Page 13A


"Little Mr. and Miss Christmas On The Coast"


by Carly Johnson
Dressed in their holiday fare,
children ages 3-13 joined in the
kickoff festivities for "Christmas on
the Coast" and the first annual
"Little Mr. and Miss Christmas on
the Coast Pageant."
The Family Life Church on
Reid Avenue was the site for the
pageant which brought out girls
and boys alike to participate in the
fun.
In the 3-5 year-old division,
"Little Mr. and Miss Christmas on
the Coast" honors went to Brooks
Kennington and Shayleigh
Jackson, respectively, both 3. The
judges later discovered there was a
tie and Katie Nobles, 5, also won.
Nobles will also receive a crown,
sash and prizes.
In the 6-9 year-old class,
Pearl Harbor
Day Ceremony
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 will be holding a Pearl
Harbor Day Ceremony at their post
home in Highland View on Sunday,
December 7th at 12:00 noon.
The public is invited to this
ceremony as well as all members of
the post. Let's not forget all the
lives that were lost on that fateful
day 62 years ago.









Sheriff's Dept.
.The Gulf County Sheriffs
Department reported the following,
arrests:
November 24: Christopher M.
Young, w/m, 26, Wewahitchka, vio-
lation of pretrial release; Clyde R.
McDaniel, w/m, 40, Wewahitchka,
DUI, DWLSR.
November 26: Shelton D.
Hutchins, b/m,. 20, Port St. Joe,
VOP-possession of controlled sub-
stance; Randall J. Raffield, w/m,
18, Port St. Joe, possession drug
paraphernalia; John Mullin, w/m,
32, Dothan, AL, violation domestic
violence injunction aggravated
stalking; Marvin L. Darna, w/m,
44, Port St. Joe, child support.
November 27: John B. Vickery,
w/m, 26, Wewahitchka, VOP-pos-
session marijuana.
November 29: Robert N.
Hyman, w/m, 44, Port St. Joe,
VOP-felony DUI.
December 1: David W.
Jamerson, w/m, 25, Wewahitchka,
domestic battery, aggravated bat-
tery; Donna Sue Mathis, w/f, 35,
Howards Creek, battery on LEO,
possession drug paraphernalia,
destruction of ; evidence;
Christopher M. Young,'w/m,, 26,
Wewahitchka, VOP-DUI, VOP-
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PORT ST. JOE 47, BAY HIGH 52
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
The Port St. Jde Tiger Sharks
tipped off their 2003-2004 hoop
season Tuesday night with a 52-47
overtime loss to Bay High.
The Tornados rallied from a
three point deficit with :13 seconds
remaining in regulation to send the
game into overtime. Bay High then
outscored the Tiger Sharks 9-4 to
get the win.
Port St. Joe (0-1) had four
players foul out of the game down
the stretch. The Tiger Sharks led
19-18 at halftime.
Bo Lenox and Dennis Warren
each had 16 points to lead all scor-


awards went to Katherine
Kennington and Charles Jones,
both 7. It was also discovered that
there was a tie in this division as
well, giving Sammy Buccieri, also
7, the co-title for "Little Mr.
Christmas on the Coast."
Erin White, 10, was the recipi-
ent of the crown in the 10-13 year-
old division. No boys participated
in this age category.
'This is great," White said,
after giving her Miss America-like
wave to the crowd. "I really can't
believe I won."
Each winner will receive a por-
trait session with Portside
Photography, $50 in Gulf Dollars
(redeemable for gifts at participat-
ing merchants), individualized
birthday invitations from A Grande
Occasion and will ride in the Dec.
6, Christmas Parade through


ers.
Port St. Joe participated in a
pre-season tip-off tournament in
Gainesville this past weekend. The
Tiger Sharks lost to East Lake 65-
50, then defeated Oak Hall 56-54.
Port St. Joe travels to
Marianna on Friday, and to Mosley
on Monday.
Score by Quarters
Bay 13 5 13 11 9-52
Sharks 11 8 13 11 4-47
PSJ (47)- Ashton, Larry 4,1 Bart
Lowry 5, Bo Lenox 16, Daniel
Welch 4, and Dennis Warren 16.
BAY (52)- Gainer 9, Veazey 11,
Reed 6, Sheilds 3, Vogler 3, Mumer
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Katie Nobles (left) and Shayleigh Jackson tie for Miss 3 to 5
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PSJ Police Beat
November-28: Amy S. Dewrell,
27, Ft. Walton Beach, DWLSR.
November 30: Chucky R.
Walters, 41, Happville, GA, burgla-
ry.
December 1: Justin R.
Taunton, 19, Wewahitchka, felony
possession of Hydrocodone.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will be posting struc-
tures, abandoned vehicles, and
excessive growth of grass and
weeds within the city limits.
Anyone who has property that is in
violation of the city ordinance,
please correct it before the officer-
make contact. Call 229-8265 for
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answered. 152 calls for service and
investigated three thefts.
During this same time period,
officers investigated four traffic
crashes with no injuries and a
combined property damage report
of $2,000, and issued ten traffic
citations and 15 traffic warnings.
November 25: Michael B.
LaPlant, Mexico Beach, domestic
battery.
November 28: Marc R.
Anthony, Mexico Beach, DWLSR,
habitual offender and tag non-resi-
dent exempt not allowed.

Davin Baxter Named To

AII.HAAC Football Team
Davin Baxter, a senior at
Culver-Stockton College, was a
first team selection to the Heart of
America Athletic Conference foot-
ball team.
Baxter, a 6' 4" 300-pound sen-
ior, played flawlessly at offensive
tackle the past two seasons for the
Wildcats. He played at defensive
end and tight end during his first
two seasons.
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g Christmas


From Page 1
This tour will begin at the First
United Methodist parsonage home,
1009 Constitution Drive,, and will
lead participants through new and
renovated homes in Port St. Joe.
Tickets are $10 and are avail-
able from any United Methodist
Woman or the First United
Methodist Church Office. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the community-
wide, non-denominational Ladies
Bible Study in Port St. Joe.
For more information about
the Tour of Homes, please contact
the First United Methodist,Church
: Office at 227-1724.
At 6 p.m. that night, it is time
to put away the sweat pants and
i .. pull out the monkey suit as resi-
dents diverge onto the Centennial
Building for the first annual
Christmas Ball presented by the
American Cancer Society. This
event will feature a scrumptious
buffet by Paul Gant, gaming tables,
a live and silent auction and musi-
cal entertainment by Crooked
.~ 4Shooz. Tickets are still available for
The Kaitlyn Eymard, returning to her home port in Galliano, La., from a this event, so join in and celebrate
one year venture of laying gas pipelines in the Boston Harbor, pulled into the holiday season in style.
Port St. Joe Marina on Monday for fuel and a break for sailors. Taking on For more information on the
approximately 9,000 gallons of fuel, she will continue on with the 420 miles Christmas Ball, please contact
remaining, taking nearly 80-90 hours to reach home. Rachel Browning at 229-8704.


Port St. Joe Soccer Logs First Games


by Carly Johnson
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, history
was made for Port St. Joe as the
newly established boys and girls
teams ventured to Panama Cityto
take on Bozeman High School.
Only the 9th and 10th graders were
allowed to participate in these two
games, as Bozeman only contains
these two grades.
The PSJ boys showed Bozeman

County
(From Page 3A
truck.
-Discussed what appears to be
structural problems with Road 5
(the connector between Hwy. 22
and Gulf Correctional Institute)
and the Luke Ford Road. County
engineers will inspect the roads to
determine the cause of the deterio-
ration.
-Received a $12,000 check
from Jimmy Alfbrd, Howard Creek
Fire Department Fire Chief, .as a
down payment for a new brush
truck for the department.


just how competitive they can be by
winning 3-0. The boys started
strong with two goals in the first
half by Mica Ashcraft, the first
assisted by Sam Cox and the sec-
ond by Jimmy Curry. Curry com-
pleted the scoring in the second
half, his goal assisted by Ashcraft.
The PSJ girls team put on a
valiant effort against Bozeman but
lost the battle with a score of 5-1.
The solitary goal was scored by
Corrie Owens and was assisted by
Elizabeth Gibson. Julia Wigsten
and Owens worked tirelessly as
goalkeepers gaining under-fire
experience.
The soccer teams traveled to

Dixie Youth Baseball
Meeting December 4th
Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball will be meeting on
December 4th, 6:30 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe fire station. All coach-
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season are encouraged to attend


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50 Year Old "Granny" Comes


Ashore At St. Joe Beach


By: Barbara Eells
wildlife rehabilitator
Take a good look at Granny!
Granny is large and old! The
humongous sea turtle was found
by a resident taking a leisurely
after-lunch walk on the beach the
day after the storm ravaging rains
and winds had churned through
the panhandle. The tides had been
extremely high with rough seas
encroaching up to the edge of the
dune system in many areas. That
scene wasn't any different at St.
Joe Beach.
As the stroller embarked on the
small creek near Selma Street, he
came across one of those unexpect-
ed and unforgettable moments of a
lifetime...a large sea turtle...alivel
Granny was a loggerhead sea
turtle and had no external injuries
or other noticeable conditions, but
she was lethargic. She appeared
old and she appeared exhausted!
Red tide before the storm and high
surf may have been factors for her
stranding. So, we would try to get
her to move out toward the Gulf on
her own...but to no avail! She
would not move more than a foot
even after we got her in the creek
hoping that would spur her on!
A call to Ron (Hardy) of Gulf
World relayed to him that I had a
large CC to bring in...her measure-
ments were a 42" curved width and
43" curved length with an estimat-
ed weight at 400-450 pounds and
with a massive head! Now I needed
man-power to lift her into the turtle
vehicle for the trip to Gulf World. It
took four of officer Mitch Gay's
work crew to lift her into the vehi-
cle...asked how old I thought she
was...oh, 25 to 35 years old, I
guesstimated! Wrong! How about
50 years!!!
After having arrived at Gulf
World, Granny was viewed with
awe! This size is the first for Gulf
World! Magnificent creature! Again,
the norm of two people taking a live
sea turtle into the holding area had
become four people! Once she was
inside Cheryl (Joyner) took a sam-
ple of blood, injected her with an
antibiotic and gavaged her...The
one time she moved and "voiced"
her dislike was with the injection!
She was ready to move on!! In look-
ing at her--aouth, and how worn,
her bony structure was, Ron esti-
mated her to be 50 years old!
Now, the wonderment comes
in...where has she been for fifty
years? We 'can only guess! I can
just picture this little egg...this lit-
tle hatchling...this youngster...this
young mother...and, now, the old
one... Granny..
Perhaps this is how Granny's
story began...
One warm summer day,
Granny's mother came ashore,
maybe around St. Joe Beach in the
area where Granny was found, dug
her nest depositing some 100 or so
eggs and covered them up for incu-
bation. She was an embryo in an
egg buried in the sand in her nest
in the year 1953..give or take a
couple of years! Sixty-five or so
days later, she hatched, emerged
from the nest, perhaps alone or
perhaps with other
hatchlings...crawled past the ghost
crabs, birds, mammals, or other
obstacles in that time period. There


were no artificial lights to cause
disorientation, but she made it to
the water where she could have
become part of the food chain for
blue crabs, fish, birds, or perhaps,
caught in nets without TED's in
those days. She had beaten the
odds! She made it to the large float-
ing masses of sargasso .grasses
where she more than likely
remained for six' months feeding
and growing to maturity. Most like-
ly she has laid many clutches of
eggs on our shore and maybe has
one or two little hatchlings who


.

have survived through the years.
She has lived to be a "ripe ole
age"...was she coming in to the
shore where she came from
because she is old and tired? Did
red tide affect her as it did many
humans? Will she be able to live
many more years in her
habitat...the Gulf? We don't know
those answers...what we do know
is that she is, at this time, eating
and swimming and if she continues
to gain strength, she will be
returned to her habitat..she will be
free!


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on December 4th and 5th, 11th
12th, and 13th at 7:30 p.m. and on
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Betty Jolynn Ingram and George "Buddy" Cooper II


December Wedding Planned


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry
Ingram of Port St. Joe are pleased to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Betty Jolynn Ingram to
George "Buddy" Cooper II of
Wewahitchka, son of Theresa and
the late George L. Cooper,
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbroun "Shine" Ingram of'
Dothan, AL; and the late Mr. and
Mrs. Harley "Shag" Roberts of Port
St. Joe. She is a 1999 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and a 2001
graduate of Gulf Coast Community
College with a certification in.
Dental Assisting. She is currently
employed at .Gulf .Correctional


Institution as a dental assistant.
The groom-elect is the grand-
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Cooper of Port St. Joe and the
late Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hale of
Tallahassee. He is a 1987 graduate
of Wewahitchka High School. He is
currently employed with P.M.S.I. as
an ironworker.
The wedding is planned for
3:00 p.m. central time, December 6,
at First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka. The couple is plan-
ning a summer honeymoon in Key
West so they can be with family for
the holidays. A reception will imme-
diately follow the ceremony.
All friends and family are invit-
ed. No local invitations will be sent,


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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 VFW will
have a "sleigh" on their float that
,,they would like to fill with toys.
;They. will. be, donated to the .
"Clfiffitmas Tof Kids aiiid Adiults"
which is headed by Jerry Stokoe at
the Senior Citizen Center in Port St.
Joe, The Star Publishing Company,


Arvida, and Knights of Columbus.
All toys will go to children 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
'Highlarid View before December
6th. Help to bring Christmas cheer
to the kids and their families in Gulf
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Torianna Turns Two
Torianna Ar'moni Thomas,
daughter of Michael Thomas and
Kendra Shackelford turned two
years old on November 18. She had
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Center with her big brother Torien
Thomas and friends.
She is the granddaughter of
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Thomas and Gladys Green of
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daughter of Eartha Shackelford,
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December 5, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday
December 9, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings
will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to
discuss and act on the following:
1. Approve Minutes.- November 18, 2003
2. Preliminary Plat Approval St. Vincent Point -
Nautilus Investments LLC Parcel ID #3191- 026R
& 3191-027R- 2.61 acres in Section 21, Township
9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 7 unit development.
3. Final Plat Approval Jubilation Ashwood
Development Company Parcel ID #6288-001R,
#6288002R, #6288-003R, #6288-004R & #6288-
005R 24.549 acres in Section 22, Township 9
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 73 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulationsrequired by Gulf County.
4. Filal Plat Approval Lantana By The Sea Parvey
Investments LLC Parcel ID #6314-OOOR & #6306-
OOOR 3.90 acres in Section 23, Township 9
South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum
11 unit development subject to all development
regulations required by Gulf County.
5. Development Procedures -
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7. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
8. Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision
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HOMES FOR SALE


Port St. Joe, 124 Cabell Drive 4BR/3BA home
situated on a nice oversized corner lot. Tile floors,
screened porch, sprinkler system, beautiful landscaping
and many more amenities. This is a must see. Call
Susie White for more information.
MLS#96994 $425,000


HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE


Woodley Drive MLS#97479 Very spacious 4
BR/2 BA home with over 2400 sq. ft. located off
Douglas Landing Road. This property includes 4 lots
plus additional acre parcel. Home very well built with
concrete walls. Call Carol Bell for more info 0
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4252


131 Barbara Drive MLS#96923 3 BR/2 BA
very well kept brick home built in 1984 with approx.
2000 sq. ft. Centrally located near schools, gym, and
downtown Port St. Joe. Enclosed pool with privacy
fence around back yard. Call Carol Bell for info @
800.451.2349


110 Misfit Landing 4 BR/2 BA One of a kind
waterfront retreat at the head of Sauls Creek. Approx.
1,100 front foot on creek, 30+acres. Surrounded by
state owned land. 25, minutes by boat to Apalacb.
MLS#97651 $299,900 Contact Mark Schultz
850-227-9600


1311 McClelland Avenue A very well main-
tained home centrally located near downtown PSJ.
Sizeable rooms throughout, gas fireplace, kitchen has
formica counter tops and cabinets. One of the most
immaculate homes in PSJ. MLS#97660 Call Susie
White 227-9600


711 Woodward Avenue 3 BR/2 BA lovely home
situated on b corner lot in Port St. Joe. Totally remod-
eled in 2000 from the rocf to the plumbing. Spacious
throughout this home. Call Susie White for an
appointment MLS#97492 $169,900


1912 Long Ave.,' Port St. Joe Cozy 3 BR/1 BA
home situated on 2 lots. 3 blocks from St. Joseph's Bay.
Centrally located near downtown Port St. Joe, churches
and schools. Call Susie White today for an appoint-
ment. 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
$169,900. MLS#96592






Pre-Construction
Premier quality homes under construction now
with gulf view. Above standard with lots of
extras that make them unique. 2400-2900 sq ft.
Plans available.
Call Carol Bell
at 850-227-4252
$345,000.


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


1409 Palm Blvd. 3 BR/2BA home located in very
nice, quiet neighborhood, only a short distance to
downtown. Would make great rental or first home.
Needs TLC. $120,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-
4252 MLS#97423


105 S. 41st Street, Mexico Beach Beachside
duplex unit, 3 BR/1.5 BA on one side, 2 BR/1.5BA on the
other, fully furnished. Brick with wood trim, separate back-
yard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space. Great
rental potential. MLS#97155 $479,500. Call
Brenda Miller 850-648-5683.


rear location to aeaicareal eacn rirsr
house on Desoto St.! 4 BR/3 BA immaculate and
well maintained with Gulf View from deck and master
Br deck! Ideal floor plan with 2 BR/2 BA upstairs, 2
BR/1 BA downstairs for children,guests, or mother-in-
law with kitchen, living room. 2 landscaped* lots
50'X150' each. Partially furnished! Must see!
$450,000 MLS#97374. Ask for Ellen 800-
260-1137 Ext. 16


184 S. Oak Street -' Indian Pass. 3 BK/2 BA
Fantastic view of the gulf. Home is in excellent condi-
tion. MLS#97868 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-
9600 $449,900


Mexico Beach 111 Circle Dr. Gulf View, 3
BR, 2 BA, single family home. This 1,296sf open floor
plan home sits aprx. 400ft from the beach ori a 75x90
lot. Call Patricia Raap @ 648.5683 ext. 15 for
showing. MLS#96261 $475,000


105 Lucia Ave. Beacon Hill 2 BR/2 BA Gulf
view custom built home, open living area, energy effi-
cient, in ground heated pool, corner lot. Has parking
for RV with septic hookup. MLS#96971 $269,000


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216 Gulf Aire Dr. Port St. Joe See ihe Gulf
and enjoy the breeze from, your large screen porch!
Well nraintained 3 BR/2 Ba home Downstairs laun-
dry/utility with CH/A. Nice covered patio on back with
shower. Landscaped yard. Very comfortable and ready
for year round living or investment. In subdivision with
swimming pool, tennis court; ald beach access.
$295,000 Call Ellen at 1-800-260-1137 ext.'
16 or 850-647-8939











SUPER-SIZED TOWN HOME WITH SUPER
VIEWS. One of a kind 7 BR, 4200 sq. ft. of living area
with 1,450 sq. ft. of decks. Huge living room on top
floor with 8' by 46' cantilevered deck'facing the gulf.
Ready to be finished your way. There is no place like
this on Cape San Bias and this would make a great cor-
porate getaway or vacation rental property. Located at
Seacliffs on Cape San Bias. Available now at
$850,000. MLS#93498 Can be seen any-
time, call Preston Russ


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Overstreet Intracoastal Waterway, 245
Whippoorwill Ave., 1993 singlewide, 2 BR/2 BA
sits on 1.9acres located just 5 miles from the Gulf of
Mexico, Call Patricia for more info.
MLS#97692 $115,000


One of a kind beautiful home overlooking
St. Joseph's Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA situated on approx,
1.95 acres. MLS#96587. $750,000. View on
our website www.C21GCR.com and call
Susie White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-
9600.


LARGE LUXURY TOWN HOME WITH GREAT
VIEWS. Seacliffs of Cape San Bias with just a'short
walk to St. Joseph's State Park. 4 BR/4 1/2 BA, 2256
sq. ft. town home with private elevator. Beautiful tile
floors, custom paint, many upgrades. 3 large decks
with great views. Set in your living room and watch the
water. Open today for you to view. Furnished by Tiffins.
Call Preston Russ MLS#97881 $450,000


Cape San Bias Nice 3 BR/2 BA home with deed-'
ed gulf and bay access. The layout of this house is fan-
tastic, great for, entertaining. MLS#97313
$295,000. Ask for Mark Schultz.


-488 Idlewood Drive 4 BR/3 BA beautiful planta-
tion style home situated on 17 acres with Dead Lakes in
the back of properly. Over 3500 sq. ft. and includes in
ground pool. $350,000 For more info, call
Carol Bell @ 850-227-4252 MLS#97483


305 6th St. Port St. Joe Well maintained older
3 BR/2 BA home on 2 lots. Wood floors, Central heat.
Separate building formerly a day care with bath. Many
possibilities as property is zoned
Commercial/Residential and is 1.5 block to Hwy 98!
$207,000 MLS#95571 Call Ellen Allemore



Beacon By The Sea
This is an innovative new seaside community
designed to provide active and independent liv-
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This collaborative effort between Bay Medical
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apartments. Ride by today and view property.
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1916 Forest Park Ave. MLS#97976 House
sits on large corner lot 130'x135', 3 BR/2.5 BA plus
additional room that can be used for office or 4th BR.
Privacy fence around backyard and screened in pool
enclosure. Lots of unique features inthis home makes it
nice. Call Carol.for more information at 800-
451-2349 or 850-227-4252.


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PORT ST. JOE
* Garrison Plantation Lots available to build
on. Many subdivision
Close to sch ,P" J! O
* Southgate Subdivision Port St. Joe's
nicest residential subdivision. New Orleans style light-
ening, brick pavers, homeowners association. This lot
would be a great place to build your dream home.
$74,900 Call Susie White for more infor-
mation 850-227-9600
* Palmn Breeze Enjoy quiet country living in the
Port St. Joe areas newest and nicest mobile home
acceptable subdivision. Lot sizes range from .44 acres
to .80 acres. Paved road and central water available
but septic tanks will be required.
* Southgate Subdivision Nice lots available to
build your home on. Close to college and schools.
Palm landscaping, brick pavers, new orleans style
lighting. $82,500 each MLS#97266


* Southgate Subdi ln Lot# 11, 102x107+/-
MLS#97466 $69CbL all Preston Russ
850-227-2160.
Southgate Subdivision lot, Lot#12,
102x107+/-. MLS#97716 $74,900 Call
Preston Russ
:'* Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark
Beach. .Lot W3. $685,000 :
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in
Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have very light
restrictions. The subdivision is located near the
Chipola River and between Bryant and Douglas
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
$11,900.
Howards Creek Louise Avenue. $31,000
MLS#92599
Bay front acreage located in Bay County
off Hwy 22. MLS#95711 $1,750,000


*7679 Hwy 381 MLS #97478 Almost an
acre of land with two mobile homes situated on back
of property. Located only a very short distance to
Willis Landing or Douglas Landing. Call Carol Bell
for more info @ 800-451-2349 or 850-227-
4252.
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices start-
ing at $8,000. MLS493026.
OVERSTREET
* Hwy. 386 Wetappo Creek 3.45'acres, 121'
hwy. x 1,285, 98 ft. on the water with high bank,
approx. 8 miles to the beach! Call Patricia for
more info. MLS#97412 $180,000.
* East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf County's
Other Bay, Interior lots $59,900, Bay View
lots $99,900, Creek Front lots $109,900,
Bay Front lots $209,900
C-30
* RBautiful bay view lot in Treasure Bav


Subdivision. Federal Flood available.
MLS#97493 $174,900 Call Susie White
227-9600
* Hwy. C-30, Sweet Water Shores Drive -
Gulf Front Lot, 50x4619 9 I Flood. MLS#97526
$575,000. Call Mark Schultz at 227-9600
or 227-2594.
* Hwy C-30, Gulf Pines Area This gulf view
lot can be used for commercial or residential use.
MLS#94532 $239,900
INDIAN PASS
* Indian Pass Road, Gulf front lot, .9 acre.
$485,000 mls#96618
CAPE SAN BLAS
* The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas,Gulf view
SLot#13 240 Pebble Beach Avenue
MLS#96871$250,000
* Park Point, Secluded Dunes Lots starting
at $179.900


* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
$199,900.
* Bay'front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage
on the beautiful St. Joe Bay. $498,500.
MLS#96791. Call Carol Bell for more infor-
mation 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252.
BEACHES
* 408 Nautilus Dr. Seashores S/D St. Joe
Beach Great building lot in'quiet nice'neighbor-
hood. $115,000 MLS#97697 Call Ellen 1-
800-260-1137 Ext 16 or 647-8939
* "Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of
Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront
subdivision buffered from the areas larger develop-
ments. But, enough restricted covenants to have its
own sense of flare. $975,000 each MLS#95776


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Christmas Dream

Star Pageant
There will be a Christmas
Dream Star pageant on Saturday,
December 13th, at 11:00 a.m. at
the Apalachicola Community
Center in Apalachicola.
Registration will begin at 10:00
a.m. on the day of the pageant and
is open for boys and girls ages 0-
18.
Everyone will get a gift, no
child goes home empty handed.
Fof more information, call
Chala Parish at 653-2961 or 653-
5700.


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Mr. and Mrs. Johnny O. Mize
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to join in celebrating the 50th wed-
ding anniversary of their parents,
Odell L. and June L.'Mize.


to 5:60 p.m., EST, at the Senior
Citizens 'and Community Center,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe.

It is requested,that there be no


A reception will be held on gifts, but rather the honor
Sunday, December 7th, from 2:00 friends and relatives' presence.
Ilse Newell Presents Bay Area
Choral Society December 7th


The Ilse Newell Fund for the
performing arts will present the
Bay Area Choral Society in the'
annual Christmas program at the
Dixie. Theatre on Sunday,
December 7th, at 4:00 p.m.
Included in the program will be
the most popular Christmas songs,
" Twas The Night Before
Christmas", "Silver Bells", and
"White Christmas", conducted by
Dr. Thomas Adams. Eugenia
Watkins will conduct choral works
from the Advent and Christmas
repertoire. There will be solos by
members of the group, a barber
shop quartet, bagpipes, and a
carol-sing-along with the audience.
rDr. Bedford. Watkins will be accom-
,ianisLt for the entire program.,
The Ilse Newell Fund is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society. A $2.00 dona-


tion is requested at the door for
those not holding season member-
ship cards. For further informa-
tion, call (850) 670-8088.
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Tootsie, a grown, yellow lab female,
housetrained (pictured); Nikky, a
white female lab pup about 4
months; Duke, a large brown/tan
male with white chest, beautiful;
Dudley, a dark brown male long-
hair; Marcel, a golden retriever
mix.
Titus, a 2 and a half year old
male greyhound; Chip, a medium
sized red male mix; Homer,.-a
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WIG Transitional
Meeting Dec. 11th
The Washington Improvement
Group, Inc. and the Community
Advisory Committee will meet on
Thursday, December 11th at 6:00
p.m. ET at the WIG building. The
Washington Improvement Group,
Inc. board will officially resign and
turn the organization overto the
Community Advisory Committee.
Plan to attend this important tran-
sitional meeting.


Lap Quilts Donated to


Bay St. Joseph Home


The ladies of Christian
Fellowship Baptist Church of
Mexico Beach recently made 24
lap quilts and donated them to the
patients at Bay St. Joseph
Nursing Home.
The ladies were also involved
in making Thanksgiving baskets
to distribute to needy families in
Tyndall News
Effective mid-December,
Tyndall Air Force Base will under-
go major construction upgrades at
two of the base's main entrance
gates-Tyndall and Illinois gates.
These gates will be closed through
March and traffic will be diverted
to Louisiana North and South
gates, located on Highway 98 east
of Tyndall and Illinois gates.
All motorists are advised to
use caution and expect delays for
the duration of the construction
project. Temporary traffic signals
and signage will be added to the
highway to help traffic flow and
reduce delays.

Senior Citizens
Having Grocery
Drawing
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 cook-
ware, or a third prize of $40 worth
of 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 ire $1.00 each and
may be purchased at The Star, all
Senior Citizens Centers, from Port
St. Joe High School NJROTC
cadets, and Capital City Bank.
The drawing will be held on
December 18th at 12:00 noon at
the Senior Citizens Center.


the community,
The ladies involved in these
projects were Sally Nixon, Ginger
Respress, Lois Miller, Sandra
Clenny, Vel Peters, Lucy Cutchin,
Ruth McCormick, Shirley Wagner,
and Phyllis Hall. They meet every
third Tuesday at the church at
7:00 p.m. CT and plan to start on
more quilts for the nursing home
in January. Anyone who is inter-
ested in participating, is invited.
The church is located on 15th
Street in Mexico Beach.


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"CAPE SAN BIAS LANDMARK"
Great Business Opportunity in the
heart of the #1 Beaches.
BeachComber's Restaurant is offered BAYVIEW ON SCENIC HWY C-
turn-key including all fixtures, invento- 30. This 3 BR/ 2 BA home is fully fur-
ry, staffing, and business. A RARE O F CAPE SANl BELAS wished featuring bay views and above
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views and spacious decks. Newly Business: 850-227-9000 Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Fax: 850-227-9111 mercial and' e orei for a Bed &
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Commercial building located in
downtown Port St. Joe. 2700
,gg square feet with showroom and 3
offices plus additional storage.
Recently renovated. Priced to sell @
$250,000.


PARK This 2 BR/2 BA gulf front unit
boasts superb views, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spacious decks, snappy
decor and much morel OFFERED
FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
$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 an Cape San Bias
$165,000.
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre
+-, $350,000.
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
51'x312', $399,000.


"Location, Location, Location "CLOSE TO STATE PARK" IN
On Indian Pass Beach with PENINSULA ESTATES. This newer 3
sweeping views of the Gulf of BR/2.5 BA home features deeded gulf g
Mexico. Quality construction, 3 and bay access, golf cart with private
BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace, garage, spacious decks, and much
wet bar, and professionally decorated, more. ALL FOR $299,500
OFFERED @ $1,100,000.


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3 SEA URCHIN
Cape San Bias Gulf front
The perfect beach house! This
1 '00 sq. ft. beach front home
has three bedrooms and two
baths, new roof, new appli-
Sances, new fixtures and new
rile and is offered completely
furnished. MLS#96891. Call
Jereme Neill, Realtor 850-
653-3333 or 800-624-3964.


BARRIER DUNES 1114
Cape San Bias Interior
One of a kind new unit in
Barrier Dunes. Elevator, four
bedrooms plus an office, three
baths. Two complete covered : '
parking and storage areas. It's _
the size of two typical unics. I
MLS#96882. Call Morris
Palmer, Realtor 850-22 -- i
9800 or 877-291-4052.
$365:0. 3 SURFSIDE II
S Cape San Blas.- GulfView
o Three bedroom, two baths,
: home has .outside shower,
laundry room, large screened
porch. Furnished (a few exclu-
sions) and ready to go.
MLS#96852. Call Margaret
Fletcher@ 850-229-2777.

A PARADISE4 / "$300,000 _.
Cape San Bias Interior $3 i
New 1/2 of duplex has been
professionally decorated. Easy
access to nice beach.
MLS#96308. Call Paulette d
Cleare or Sammy Thompson,
Realtors 850-229-2777.

3 ,WHEELERHOME
4 Mexico Beach Interior
Four bedroom, three and one-half
bath home has Mexican tile down-
.stairs, pickled pine, solid doors and
paneling. Great room plus extra sit-
ting room. Close to tennis, park and
beach. MLS#97270. Call Ron
Kelly at 850-648-2020.

LOTS:
Prime Commercial Property Greater Jackson County. Eight acres
(mol), next to McDonald's at I-10 Marianna Exit 142. Approximately
850 feet frontage on SR 71. MLS#97511. $549,000. Call Bonnie Bush,
Realtor 850-227-5696.
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 Samnmy'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 Maigaret 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.
Deeded beach access across boardwalk. MLS#97080, #97073, #97072,
and #97074. $235,000 $335,000. Call Paulette Cleare or Sammy
Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.
Interior Mexico Beach. Beautiful building lot. Close to beach, restau-
rants, shopping. Unit 14, Blk F, Lot 5. MLS#95803. $120,000. Call
Ron Kelly, Realtor 850- 648-2020.
Seven offices conveniently located to serve you:
4693 Cape San Bias Road (C30OE) 1200 Highway 98 6260 Highway 98
Cape San Bias, FL 32456 Mexico Beach, FL 32410 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
50-229-2777 866-654-0999- 850-648-2020 866-692-3224 850-647-3333 800-411-3717
119 Franklin Boulevard 169 Gramercy Plantation 82 Sixth Street (& Hwy. 98)
St. George Island, FL 32328 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-927-3177 800-525-4793 850-670-8000 800-409-3204 850-653-3333 800-624-3964


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Carrabelle, FL 32322
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#10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary will
be holding their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, December 9th, at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at their post home in
Highland View. Refreshments will
be furnished by Betty Rowland and
Ursula Reynolds.
On December 15th, six auxil-
iary members will be going to Bay
St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation
Center in Port St. Joe to "judge"
their decorated doors. On Tuesday.
December 23rd, auxiliary members
will be helping the center with their
Christmas party for the residents.
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


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


Tammy Gay
Tammy Kaye Gay of Port St. Joe,
passed away Friday, November 21st.
Graveside services were held
Friday, November 28th, at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe, with the
Rev. Robert Smith officiating.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Jamalyn Hevener and Amanda
Gay; two grandchildren, Gage
Hevener. and Hunter Hevener; her
surrogate parents, Sharon and
Archie McKinney of Panama City;


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

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


and her fiancee, Bill Wood of Vernon.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Mary Howze
May I. Howze, 85, of
Apalachicola, passed away Sunday,
November 30th. Mrs. Howze was a
lifelong resident of Apalachicola and
a member of St. Patrick's Catholic
Church. She was a retired registered
nurse and a former member of the


L.A.B.C.'s PowerPoint
By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor
All Heaven Broke Loose
Crowds erupt at sporting events, entertainment events, and
;apparently some shopping events. Of course it is always better
when crowds erupt with cheer, excitement, and hope, rather than
with disdain and disorder.
Around 2000 years ago Herod and the devil, himself, erupted
in violence vs. victory; anger, not acceptance; and evil, as opposed
to exaltation at the virgin-borni birth of Christ Jesus. The Savior
was born to turn sinners into saints for the glory of God.Yes, the
Son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of,men might
become sons of God.
What next? All heaven broke loose. All of heaven was
singing hallelujah at the birth of Christ the Lord. Wow, it sure
seems that the heavenly crowd has a better track record than
earthly crowds! May Christ Jesus reign and rule in our hearts and
minds this Christmas season. After all, it is all about Him! To God
be the glory!
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 229-8691
A community of Worship. Work, and Witness to the glory of God
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 6:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 00ppm


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN"'

ST. JAMES'
++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
800Oand 11:00 a.m (EST) Sunday School a 45
Ho! E ucha t i'. it H-ea[ing Tue-da)ys at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care .Pbvided lor at 11-:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
:. LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all jl 10 'a.m.
"' ,' *Morning Worship 11 a.m. e Evening Worship 6 p.m. :.:
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
PIi1.. ,aciipr I :, rl ra.ri.,. 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
'. W, Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students


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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" /

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .............................. 10-00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ........... ......... .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. ...... ............ .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meetlng & 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
S636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ................. .............. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ....... ....... ... .. ...... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


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Franklin County School Board.
Mrs. Howze was preceded in
death by her husband, Boyd W.
Howze Sr., her daughter, Gail L.
Howze, her great grandson, Matthew
N. Howze, and her brother, Mike
Brocato.
Survivors include her sons, Gary
L. Howze and wife Nancy of Port St.
Joe, and Boyd W. "Sandy" Howze Jr.
and wife Edna of Apalachicola; five
grandchildren, Mark Howze of
Orlando, Michael Howze and wife
Susan of Apalachicola, Gary L.
Howze II arid wife Anita of Niceville,
Donna Thompson and husband
George of Port St. Joe, and Stephanie
Howze of Apalachicola; seven great
grandchildren, Austin, Blaine,
Allison, and Zach Howze, Haleigh
Ming, and Kristian and Joshua
Hogue; two sisters, Connie Crane of
Greenville, NC, and Betty Garrett of
Port Richey; and one brother, Gene
Brocato of Port Richey.
Visitation will be at Kelley-Riley
Funeral Home in Apalachicola from.
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday,
December 4th, with a rosary service
at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be
held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church
in Apalachicola at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, December 5th, with the
internment to follow at the Chestnut
Cemetery on Highway 98.
The following friends will serve
as pallbearers: Brent Mabrey, John
James, Louis Van Fleet, Mark
Brown, Kendall Wade, and Wallace
Hill. \
The family would like to thank
Harbor Breeze Retirement Center,
Weems Memorial Hospital, and Big
Bend Hospice for their loving care.

Arnold McMillion
Arnold E. McMillion, Sr., 82 of
Wewahitchka, passed away Monday,
W"ktmber 24th. at his home. He was
a. native of West .\'rginla and had


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(850) 229-8111


been a resident of Wewahitchka for
the past eight years. He was an
ordained minister in the Baptist
faith, and held a Bachelors' degree in
Biology and a Masters degree in
Psychology. : While attending
Marshall University he played for
their football team. In our area he
pastored Lake Stanley .Baptist
Church in DeFuniak Springs.
He is survived by his children,
Phyllis Cox and husband RaYmond.
Ricky McMillion and wife Janet, and
Arnie McMillion and wife Margaret,
all of Wewahitchka; his grandchil-
dren, Amy Strickland, Jasmine
Hysmith, Albert Ray Strickland, Jr.,
Kimberly McMillion, Derrick
McMillion, Courtney McMillion,
Ryan Cox, Damon McMillion,
Michael Cox, and Kristen McMillion;
two great-grandchildren, Hunter
Hysmith and, Jaylan Vann; one
brother, Leslie McMillion of Las
Vegas, Nevada; two sisters, Eva
Moses of Mount Lookout, West
Virginia, and Wanda Malley, of
Youngstown, Ohio.
Graveside funeral services were
held Wednesday, November 26th, at
Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Lewis Taylor
Lewis W. Taylor of Port St. Joe,
passed away at his home, Saturday,
November 29th. He was born
October 7, 1933 in Douglas, GA, to
Chester H. Taylor, Sr. and Carrie M.
Taylor. He graduated from Douglas
High School, South Georgia College
and Florida State University. He
served four years in the U. S. Army.
In 1996 he retired after 28 years of
employment as an environmentalist
with the St. Joe Paper Company,
Port St. Joe.
Survivors include his wife.


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 4p.m. EST, :Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


U C FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
': i i Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship .. .. ..10 a.m.eeh
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School .......... 11 a.m. -
*Sunday School .
*Young Children -

Pastor Rev. J. Rid Cameron
Pastor ARev. .'Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


"Rernemmber church: he way it used tobe?"
IT STILL IS AT:

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.2 Ling Street Highland View
SPort St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1300 .
L ur'Ji, .:., : 9:45 a.m.
[ i n..",,N F. 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS NO FADS! '" :i.. 1U r ,I t Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
',,, :',, h-111' Training 6:00 p.M.
JUST LETTING GOD D CHURCH HIS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


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


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


10:00:a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Director of Touth Ministries
7:3Heather Smith
7:30 p1m. 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


"Women In Red"" at


Amazing Grace Dec. 6


Rev. Robert C. Lowery and
members of Amazing Grace
Church cordially invite the public
to fellowship with them on
Saturday, December 6th, at 6:00
p.m. (EST) as they sponsor a pro-
gram "Women in Red". The guest
speaker will be Sister Beverly
Daniels.


Frankie J. Ta lor of Port St. Joe: his
son, Troy E. Taylor arid granddaugh-
ter Sarah Anne Taylor, of San
Clemente, CA; two brothers, Chester
H. Taylor, Jr. and wife, Jane of Cape
Coral, and Sheldon C. Taylor of
Lawrenceville, GA.
He was preceded in death by his
father and mother. Lewis was a
Christian by Grace and Episcopalian
by choice at St. James': Episcopal,
Church of Port St. Joe, where he
served: on the Vestry, and as Lay
Reader, Sunday School Teacher and
Choir member. He was.active in all
aspects of Diocesan activities.
Lewis loved the Lord and shared
God's love with everyone he iet.
A memorial service will be held
at 11:00 a.m. EST Friday, December
5th, at St. James' Episcopal Church
in Port St. Joe, with the Rev. Joseph,
Hagberg and the Rev. Jerry Hult offi-
ciating. The family visitation ill be
at 10:00 a.m. EST in Cbldewey Hall
of St. James' Church prior to the
service.
In lieu of flowers. contnbuutons
may' be made in memory of Lewis
Taylor to St. James' Episcopal
Church, 800 22nd'Street, Port. St.
Joe, FL 32456
All arrangements were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


The church looks forward to
celebrating.Jesus with the commu-
nity.


Webb Family

Expresses Thanks
We would like to thank each and
everyone for the love and concern'
during the illness and passing of our
mother and grandmother, Shirley
Webb. Your visits, cards, calls, flow-"
ers, food, and most of all for your
prayers were all very much appreci-
ated.
We would like to extend ouri
thanks to N.H.C. Homecare for tak-
ing such good care,of, our mother
while she.was at home,, and Brent
Vickery from First Baptist:'Church
and Brother Dave Fernandez from
the Oak Grove Assembly of God for'
their comforting words. Also' thanks
to Comforter Funeral Home and their
staff. Thanks to all the nurses on
duty at Gulf Pines Hospital while
mama was in their care and the
nurses arid staff at the nursing
home. Thank you Di. Poonai for
always being there at the difficult
times when Mom needed you. We
Appreciate everything everyone 'did
for our monm.
We pray the Loid wil richly bless
each of you.
S.: Linda and IDa\id WUutfield
Mike and Stacy Webb
and grandchildren
Joyelle. Frark. Jesse
and Luke Linton,
Channon, Kristi, and
Bubba Whitfield


Church of Christ


at the Beaches

314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study ........................... ............ 10:00 am EST
Sunday W worship ....................................... 1:00 am EST,
Wednesday Bible Study..... ..7:00 pm EST
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334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
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Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


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


Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... ... Panama City
Hw Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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

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

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



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




Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Buillding
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Sunday:
Sunday School 9:00
Worship 10:00
Small'Groups 6:00
Wednesday:
Night 7:00


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Tips for Selecting the Right Tree


By: Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
When Christmas tree shop-
ping, be sure to take enough cash.
Like nearly everything else, tree
prices have been escalating in
recent years. Be sure to get your
money's worth. The following are
some tips on tree selection and
care.
It's important to choose a fresh
Christmas tree, one with good
color and that holds its needles
well. Florida's warm weather caus-
es many Christmas trees to wilt
quickly and drop their needles.
How well a tree will survive
depends on the type of tree and
when it was cut. Scotch pines,
Virginia pines and douglas firs
hold their needles quite well.
Spruces tend to lose needles more
quickly.
There are a couple of reasons
why, a fresh tree is important.
Obviously, a fresh tree will last and
look better longer. Old, dried-out
trees are unattractive. They're also
fire hazards as well. Since most
people include electric lights on a
tree, it's easy to see that a dried-
out tree becomes very dangerous.
There are several ways to,
determine a tree's freshness. Bend
the needles. If the tree is fresh, the
needles will be supple and springy.


If the tree is old, the needles will
snap and break off. Bounce the
tree's stump on the ground to see
how many needles fall. It's normal


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dles. But if bouncing produces a
shower of needles, put. the tree
back and select another. Before
buying, also feel the bottom of the
stump because the sap of a fresh
tree is sticky. The sap on an old
tree is hard and caked. A fresh tree
also should have a pleasant fra-
grance that will last throughout


Senior Citizens to Hold B-B-Q

Sandwich, Bake Sale, and Cake

Walk Saturday, December 6th


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious BBQ sandwich plates, having
a cake walk and bake sale on
December 6th from 9:00 a.m. to
2:00 p,m. The sale will be held on
the corner of Reid Avenue and
Cecil Costin Blvd.


The Senior Citizens will also be
selling the tickets for the $100.006
grocery drawing to be held on
December 18th. The groceries are
donated by the Piggly Wiggly.
All proceeds go to pay for meals
on wheels, special projects, and to
help senior citizens in need.


Rock-A-Thon Contest at Wewa

Senior Citizens Center Dec. 5th


The following senior citizens
will be rocking for pledges they
have obtained on December 5th in
the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
Center. They will also be selling
that delicious home -made chilii'
and-having -a-bake-sale-ftrom- 9:00 -
a.m. to 2:00 p-.imn:Al-proceeds help

December 31st

Deadline For

NAP Coverage

on Potatoes
The Farm Service Agency (FSA)
is currently acceptmg applications
for the noninsured assistance pro-
gram (NAP) coverage.
.This federally, funded program.
covers noninsurable crop losses
and plantinA prevented by disas-
ters. Eligible disasters are any'of
the following: damaging weather
such as drought, excessive mois-
ture, or hurricane; an adverse nat-
ural occurrence such as earth-
quake or flood; a condition related
to'- damaging weather or adverse
natural occurrence such as exces-
sive heat or insect infestation.
..The natural disaster must
occur before or during harvest and
must directly affect the eligible
crop. Applicants must pay a nonre-
fundable administrative fee of $100
per crop, per county. Fees are
capped at $300 per county, not to
exceed $900 for farmers with inter-
est in multiple counties. Loss must
be greater than-50 percent of
expected production and coverage
must have been purchased 30 days
prior to the coverage period.
SThe application closing date for
potatoes is December 31st. Failed
crops must be reported within 15
days after the disaster.
For further information on tlhe
NAP program, please contact the
Calhoun-Franklin-Gulf-and Liberty
PCounty FSA Office at 17413 NW
Leonard Street, Blountstown,
32424 or call 850-674-8388 or 1-
800-243-9912 ext.6.


to pay for meals.
Blondell Owens, Christine
Stewart, Connie Strange, Katherine
Oliver, Bam Lee, Louise Keith,
Benny Rhames, C.G. Deese, Myrtle
Jackson, Verna Gortman. and
" Audrey- Smith.

Donations Needed For
Gulf Senior Citizens
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is asking for
,donations for the elderly in Gulf
County. Some of the items needed
are: Ensure, new portable electric
heaters, Depends (medium and
large), shower chairs, and walkers.
Anyone wanting to make a
donation may bring the items to
120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe or
call 229-8466 for more informa-
tion. '


the Christmas season.
The tree should.have a good
green color, be full and bushy, and
have sturdy branches. Strength of
branches is more a matter of the
tree type than the tree's age or
condition. :White pines and red
cedars are well suited to the
Florida climate. Unfortunately,
they both have fairly weak branch-
es that won't hold decorations very
well. Firs, spruces, scotch and
Virginia pines,, on the other hand,
usually, have very firm branches.
SIf buying a tree several days
before planning to set it up, store it.
outdoors in a cool,,area under
shade or ilna carport. Cut the tree
stump on a diagonal about one
inch above the original cut, and
place it in a container of water.
When bringing the tree inside, saw
the stump again, this time squar-
ing off the diagonal. This creates a
fresh wound which helps the tree
take up water through the stump.
Next, place the tree in a stand that
holds water. Be sure to keep the
stand filled at all times. It's sur-
prising how quickly a good sized
tree can take up a quart of water.
Be sure to check the water level at
least once a day.
Place the tree in the coolest
part of the room. Keep it away from
things like fireplaces, heaters, air
ducts, and even TV sets. The heat
from these can cause the tree nee-
dles to dry out and drop off very
quickly.
Proper Christmas tree care is
only part of the story. There are
certain safety rules that should be
followed carefully. Never use can-
.dles or anything with an open
flame on or near the tree. If using
electric lights, check them over
very carefully for loose connections
and worn wire. Don't overload elec-
trical circuits. If using an exten-
sion cord, run it out of the way of
foot traffic, and be sure it's heavy
enough for the current load.
Always turn the tree lights off
when leaving home or going to bed.
Keep in mind that a fresh tree
with a good shape and sturdy
branches usually will make the












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.By: Lori Price
Note: This article was written
by sixth grader Chris Peak about
the WES reading incentive program
Accelerated Reader.
At our school, we have a pro-
gram called Accelerated Reader or
AR. Students read AR books and
then take computer tests on them.
The students get to pick the books
they read from a wide variety avail-
able. At the end of the month or
year, if you have so many books
read and tests passed, you are
rewarded with a party.
First, the AR test is a multiple
choice. test you take about the
book. If you pass the test, you will
get points. With these points, you
can buy things from the AR store.
The store opens twice a year. The
stuff in the store is pencils, mini-


55 Alive Driver
Program In Dec.
"Beacon By The Sea" and AARP
are sponsoring a driver safety pro-
gram for seniors. The program is a
driver refresher and educational
course for all drivers 50 years of
age and older. Every driver, age 50
and over, really should take this
course. There is nothing to lose but
a little time with a great deal to
gain. There are no examinations,
no driving tests, and no chance of
losing the license. At the comple-
tion of the course, participants will
receive a certificate so that they
may get a discount of their auto
insurance. The certificate is good
for three years, then the course
must be taken again.
This highly effective driver's
refresher course is a two day
course that will be presented in two
four hour sessions over a two day
period at "Beacon By The Sea", in
St. Joe: Beach,. Tuesday, and
Wednesday, IDecember 9th and.
10th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm.
ET. To cover some of the expenses,
a fee of $10.00 per person, prefer-
ably in the form of a check made
out to AARP, will be collected.
The purpose of the AARP 55
alive program is to reduce traffic
accidents, violations and fatalities
for senior citizens and their loved
ones. The course \ill cover ways to
handle the dangers of alcohol,
medications, and the two in combi-
nation. Also covered will be ways to
avoid the cnminal while, getting
into. out of. and w-ile driving a car.
For more information or to
make resenrations. call C. Richard
McLaughlin at 648-3067. Walk-ins
are welcome only if the class is not
filled.

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Sixth graders who participated in the Accelerated Reader monthly party, dressed as characters from their book.
Prizes were given for funniest costume, most creative costume, and best overall costume.


games, shirts and more.
Next, we have parties. The only
way you get to be in the party is if
you earn a certain amount of
points of read a certain number of
books in a period of time.
AR requirements vary from
teacher to teacher as they tailor the


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DOLPHIN NEWS
School will be dismissed at
11:30 on- Thursday, December
4th, due to SACS planning for fac-
ulty and staff.
Bit 'n Pieces Puppet Theater
will be at our school for two per-
formances on Monday, December
8th. Parents are invited to attend.
School will, not be held
December 22nd through January
'th due to our: CYiiirS as: h '-l-
days. Students return to school on
January 8th.
Report cards will be sent home
on January 16th. If you would like
to schedule a parent/teacher con-
ference, please call 227-1221.


program to meet their needs. WES
teachers are very creative in finding
ways to keep students motivated
and reading. Recently, sixth grade
teacher, Cameron Totman asked
her students to attend the monthly
AR party dressed as a character
from their book. There were pigs,


rabbits, grannies, football payers,
and all kinds of characters.
Zachary Smith won a prize for the
best 'overall costume. Katie
Kerrigan's costume was vbted fun-
niest and Remington Wade received
an award for the most creative cos-
tume.


News Column Faith
Christian School


We have only three more
weeks in this semester, and the
last progress reports went out this
past Tuesday. School will dismiss
on Friday, December 19th and will
not begin for students until
Tuesday, January 6th. Teachers
will meet on Monday, January 5th
for a workday.
Grades three and four are
preparing for a special Christmas
musical-The Bethlehem Project-
to be performed at the First
Church of the Nazarene on
Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00
p.m. and again on Wednesday,
December. 10th at 10:00 a.m.
SStudents and their teachers. Carla
'M" hhee and Cara Johnson, have
,put a lot of practice and hours intO
this great program celebrating the
birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We
invite all our readers to join us.
We want to thank Diane Pitts
for all her work in the past four
months as our fundraising coordi-
nator. Terri Nelson, who is presi-
dent of the PTF, will be assuming
this responsibility for the remain-


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the PTF and school will be build-
ing the float for the Christmas on
the Coast parade to be held this
Saturday, December 6th. The PTF
is also planning a Christmas party
for the school staff and spouses on
Friday, December 12th. Our new
coordinator will need your assis-
tance in these projects.
We trust each of our families
and readers had a wonderful
Thanksgiving. We always enjoy
this time of year. Though we are
busy, let us remember the reli-,
gious freedom we have and the;
spiritual liberty we have irij
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8th Graders Dress for Thanksgiving Enactment

Mrs. Judy Williams' 8th grade history students prepare for a Thanksgiving feast where they por-
trayed characters throughout history. Kings, queens, pilgrims and Native Americans described them-
selves and their significant roles.in history to a crowd of parents, friends and guests.


4 Shark Talk


By: Bryan Baird
Whoa, it's cold outside.
December is finally here and
Christmas is just around the cor-
ner. Most of us Port St. Joe High
students were busy through our
holiday weekend.
Just wait till you hear what the
Key Club did. They brought in
canned goods and money, so they
could provide three needy families
in Port St. Joe with full turkey din-
ners. These dinners proved to be
quite extensive. They had all of the
traditional thanksgiving ingredi-
ents including corn, beans, peas,
stuffing, turkeys, pumpkin pie, and
pecan pie. The project went very
well and they are now planning for
their next project. They .will. be
working on some floats for the
Christmas parade. I can't wait to
see what they will look like.
I am sure everyone knows


about the Port St. Joe Sharks and
those Chiefland Indians. The game
ended with a stunning score of 2-0..
The only points scored were by the
Sharks in the second quarter with
a rather .strange safety. Both
offenses were shut down by the
defenses and. luckily the Sharks
were able to hold them back with a
blocked field goal attempt. Wow,
that was cool.
'Our art classes have been busy
and the news from Mrs. Comforter,
is that construction on her
"Whoville" is complete. The props
are truly beautiful. If you want din-
ner theatre tickets to see this spec-
tacular production, you better act
fast because they are almost gone.
"You have to make reservations,"
says Mrs.' Comforter. Call the.
school at 229-8251. .
Speaking of performing arts,
the Port St. Joe Concert Band will
be holding a Christmas concert.


with all of your favorite Christmas
tunes. Come to see our spectacular
Port St. Joe students play. Both the
middle school and the high school
will be performing, so get ready.
The honor society will be hold-
ing yet another blood .drive this
month on the 9th. Everyone is
encouraged to come and help those
in need.
Here is just one more thing.
Wake up just a little earlier so you
can defrost the car windows. It
doesn't pay to be late. Wow, it is
cold!

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world famous dead lakes. Great for freshwater
fishermen. $54,900
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MLS#97030, Completely Remodeled 3 bedroom 2
bath use on Indian Pa with an Incredible Gulf
View. Tiled Kitchen, Bathrooms and Master Shower.
Living Room and Bedrooms have Berber Carpet.
Crown Molding Through-out entire house. New side
by side Refrig with ice/water in door. House is almost
complete. Lights fixtures need to be installed.jadid
also waiting on new qabiretdOqrs to oaeeriit-ff, e
,of the new countertops will be replaced due to them
being cut to the wrong size. Owner is Licensed
Florida Realtor $389,500


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2 bedroom with loft,
2 : baths. Tile baths
.' ard entry with cul-
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oberg d. d floors in living
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Gulfview, Landsize: $799,500
MLS#95237, 506 Windmark Way Port St.
Joe, Gulf view, Landsize: $925,000
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$259,900


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Great property! New paint, tile, carpet Great
location! No through street. Very closki)'idall
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for kids and pets. Utility Building in backyard.
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AUCTION
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcomel
We Buy Estates!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates &
Liquidations Anchor
Realty & Mortgage Co.
AUCTION!
5 & 6 foot (+/-) GORGEOUS
Chandeliers
Furniture! Iron room divider
Bedroom Sets Dining Sets
LOTS of Misc furniture &
MORE
Friday Dec. 5th 7 pm
Eastern
Wade Clark Auctions
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ
229-9282, AB1239, AU1737
10% Buyer's Premium






1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
ltc12/4
2000. Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$5950. 960-4464. ltcl2/4
1997 Chevy Cavalier. Air,
am/fm cassette, cruise.
$2,995 obo. 827-2295
(Howard Creek) ltpl2/4
2002 Chevy Cavalier. 30,000
miles, one owner, CD, AT,
AC, 4 door, new condition,
must see. $6950. 960-4464.
ltcl2/4
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup.
4X4, extended cab, AT, AC,
V6, new condition, one
owner, low miles. $8250.
960-4464i,:. ltcl2/4
1988 Jeep Comanche Pickup
- One owner, clean, cover
and liner, runs good, $2,750
obo. 648-4618.
4tpl2/4
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited.
50,000 one-owner miles.
Leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. Must see. $6950. 960-
4464. ltcl2/4
1993 Chevy Cheyenne
Stepside. One owner, AT, AC,
mint condition. $5450. 960-
4464. ltcl2/4
1997 Harley Davidson, FXD,
5360 miles, many extras,
new condition. $9,000 firm.
227-9843. 2tp11/27
1998 Ford F150 XLT
Extended Cab. AT, AC, V8,
Loaded, one owner, 39,000
miles. $10,400. 960-4464.
ltcl2/4


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1999 Mitsubishi Spyder con-
vertible. AT, AC, 50.000
miles, one owner. $9950.
960-4464. ltcl2/4
2000 Toyota Camry Solara
SLE. 2 door, V6, leather, sun-
roof, low miles, 1 owner, new
condition. $13,500. 960-
4464. ltcl2/4
1997 Lincoln Towncar. White
w/blue interior loaded,
extra clean, excellent run-
ning condition like new.
Super nice car. 2 owners.
$7,000. Call 527-2000, 229-
5200, 229-9670. 2tpll/27
1996 Chrysler Concorde Lxl.
AT, AC, V6, low miles, one
owner, mint condition.
$2950.. 960-4464. ltc12/4
1992 Toyota Corolla. AT, AC,
4 door, excellent condition.
Super good car. $2600. 960-
4464. ltcl2/4
2001 Dodge Van 1500 Series.
$9,000 227-5952. 2tc12/04






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

CHILDCARE


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

8 room 2 bath, new plumb-
ing and electrical. 7th St.
Port St. joe. $950 mo. 648-
8629 or 227-5135. ltcl2/04
2BR/1BA duplex 705
Woodward Ave. $425 a
month $425 sec. dep. 850-
527-8996 tfc12/04
2BR/1BA home located in
Beacon Hill on Starfish Ave.
$900 per month. Call 527-
7525. 2tp12/4
Attractive Cape San Blas
fully furnished home
3BD/1BA bayfront with boat
dock. Long term rental with
references. $950 per month,
available immediately. Call
850-227-5312 or 850-229-
9353. 2tp12/04
IN WEWA 2BR mobile home
$275 mo. plus sec. dep. 639-
5721. ltcl2/04
2BR furnished trailer 648-
5306. Please call again!
2tp12/04

Nice 2BR/1BA trailer $375
per month, $300 deposit.
227-9363. ltpl2/4
3 BR/2BA fully furnished,
1st block from dedicated
beach. $750 mo plus. 30x30
studio/storage $250 mo.
647-5210. 2tpl2/4


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Development, Inc.

is Offering

C ilterh A zo Oday COii i eQ
Ages 0-10 Years 6 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Monday December 22; Tuesday, December 23;
Friday, December,26; Monday, December 29;
Tuesday, December 30; Friday, January 2;
Monday, January 5; and Tuesday, January 6

Pre-Registration is Required by Friday, December 12

Child 0-1 year $18 per day
Child 1-10 years $16 per day

Call: Mandy Murphy @ 639-5080
Jennifer Brake @ 229-6415




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Beautiful, secluded,
2BR/2BA on 1.3 acres walk-
ing distance to Presnell
Marina and St. Joe Bay.
"Bayou Blueberry House"
Hwy 30-A 850-227-2185.
ltpl2/04

Warehouse rental space
available. Great for storage or
business. 1000 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcll/6
Long term 1,200 sq. ft. 2nd
floor apartment 2BR/1.5 BA
all new inside and out. Total
ceramic tile. Large deck -
great gulf view. Great for liv-
ing or office space. Available
Jan. 04. $1,200 per month.
Call 647-2570 2tp12/4
*3BR/2B triplex on canal. 3
townhouses available -
unfurnished. $800 monthly
plus utilities. $300 sec. dep.
- Mexico Beach
*2BR/1.5 bath townhouse
unfurnished newly renovated
$850 monthly plus utilities
$350 sec. dep. St Joe Beach
*1BR/1BA small unfur-
nished cottage $550 monthly
plus utilities. $200 sec. dep.
St. Joe Beach.
*Large 3BR/2BA single fami-
ly home, unfurnished,
attached garage. $950
monthly plus utilities. $350
sec. dep. Gulf Aire
Subdivision. Please contact
Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals.
648-5449. 4tc12/4
Mexico Beach Gulfview 2BR
furnished/unfurnished
appliances $800 month. 648-
4062. 2tpll/27
2BR/1BA mobile home on
1/2 acre lot unfurnished.
$350/month $300 sec. dep.
648-8616 or 819-4610.
ltpl2/4
Mexico Beach Year old
town house with ideal loca-
tion on canal includes a cov-
ered boat slip and dock.
Great view for sunsets 'n the
gulf anId only mnuhues 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.
4tc11/27

2BR/1BA 6 or 12.mo. lease,
large fenced in yard with
storage shed. Pets consid-
ered. $750 mo. 850-933-
8196. 4tpll/27
New 2BR/2BA house, N
32nd St./Canal. Available
01/01/04, No pets. $900 mo.
call 706-333-0159 or 706-
663-2263. tfclO/23
New 14x70 3BR/2BA mobile
home in quiet park. $500 a
mo. plus dep. Call 648-5476.
tfcll 1/20


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

Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
tfcll/13

2BR/1BA on Ave C
$450/mo. and 2BR/1BA on
Ave A $450/mo. Deposit
Required. Call 229-9333.
tfcll/13
Gulfaire executive town-
house. Available 12/1
3BR/2BA screen porch,
garage, privacy fenced, cen-
tral heat & air, ceramic tile
and carpet, pools, tennis
court, private beach. Pets
okay. $875 mo. 850-522-
1625. 4tpll/13
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
4BR/2BA 625 Gulfaire Dr.
$925 plus dep. Outside pets
only. Call 227-7879.
2tcll/27
3BR/2.5 BA house north
side C30, furnished,
screened porch, workshop,
gulfvlew. $1,400/mo plus
utilities and deposit. Call
927-3097. tfc9/18
S &fi OffiSe Spaces for tent.
Call Phil at'227-2112.
tfc6/5
UNFURNISHED
SLarge 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, 'dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc6/5


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


Reeves |%
Furniture & Refinishing
234 Reid Ave, 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums ,.
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Ready to
Finish
Furniture


For Sale Good used electric
lift recliner/chair. Blue in
color. $250. Call 647-3421.
ltpl2/04
4 gun display wood cabinets,
2 oak and 2 pine. Priced
between $125,and $200. Call
229-6730. ltpl2/4
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7






Estate Sale
December 5 7, 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. 2tp11/27


Garage Sale Ladies fashion
sies '14, 16, 18. Children
clothing infant to size 4. Car
seat, crib, two strollers,
christmas gifts, kitchen
wares and more. 8 am till 4
pmn T 405 Fortner. One
blbck pff 98 between 4th and
5th St. Dec 12th and 13th.
ltpl2/4
Yard Sale 114 4th St. Mexico
Beach. Saturday December
6. 8 CT. Clearing out lots of
stuff. ltcl2/04,
Yard Sale 2431 Oak Grove
Ave. Friday and Saturday.
Dec. 5th and 6th 8am till,
rain or shine. ltpl2/04,
Yard Sale 616 Marvin Ave.
Dec. 5th 6th 8 clock till.
Several families. Rain
Cancels. ltpl2/04
Double your pleasure Back
to back garage sales at 305 &
307 Nautilus Dr. in Seashore
Subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
Wide variety of items offered.
Will be on Sat., Dec. 6, from
7:30 a.m. No sales before
7:30 please ltpl2/04


420 Texas Dr. Mexico Beach
off 15th St. 9 till. Saturday,
Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. A
variety of everything.
ltp12/4

Yard Sale Some baby items,
playstation and games, odds
and ends. 108 Brenda Dr.
Saturday Dec. 6, 8:00 -
12:00. ltpl2/4
Garage Sale 316 Beacon
Rd. (Gulfaire) Sat. Dec. 6th, 8
a.m. until Noon. Scroll saw,
antique dresser, clothes, toys
and much misc. ltp12/4
Garage Sale: 309 6th St.
(church) 8 11 am, Sat.
12/6. Vacuums, ladies' plus
and misses, lots more.
ltp12/4

Yard sale Saturday Dec. 6.
8-00. 830 Jones homestead
Rd. Name brand lacklets and
winterr clothing for adults
and c-,ildren Nice toys,
clhnstmas dec. household
items, c.d. player and plenty
more new and used items,
ltpl2/4

Yard Sale Highland View
Assembly of God parking lot.
Sat., Dec 6, 8 am 1 pm.
Lots of items to choose from.
ltpl2/4






DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Broadband Level: DENTAL
ASSISTANTS L2
Broadband Code: 31-9091-2
Pay Band: 03
Class Title: DENTAL ASSIS-
TANT,
Class Code: 5632
Position Number: 086316
Closing Date: 12/08/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Beginning Annual Salary:
$-1-8;-754.43 -. .
Contact Person:' -;
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENCE-
PORT ST. JOE, FL
324560000
Phone: (850) 227-1276, x
131
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
Note: Education and experi-
ence equivalent to that
required in the minimum
qualfiati lons may be consid-
ered for the vacancy.
Special Notes: *POSITION
BASED IN PORT ST. JOE.
FINGERPRINTING AND
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQUIRED. DENTAL
ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION
OR EXPANDED FUNCTIONS
REQUIRED.
Must apply online at people-
first.myflorida.com
,ltc,12/04


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
For Rent
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Apalachicola
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Old or New Anniversary locks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165

Willard's

Appliance Repair
/Emergency Service Available
vWarranty Work For All Major Brands
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2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485

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North Florida Child
Development, Inc., a non-
profit agency, is seeking a
Family Service Worker. This
person will determine eligi-
bility for parents seeking
childcare. Applicant will
maintain intake and eligibili-
ty records of children and
families enrolled in our des-
ignated centers. Will estab-
lish mutually respectful part-
nerships with families to
enhance the quality of their
lives and their communities.
Will assist families in crisis
and offer opportunities to be
involved in-group and educa-
tional activities based on
interest and need. Applicant
will maintain a client case-
load. Must have excellent
organizational and interper-
sonal skills, superior written
and oral communication.
Ability to interview parents
and relate to individuals from
various socioeconomic back-
grounds. Customer service
skills a must. Must maintain
client confidentiality. Basic
computer literacy, database
skills, and willingness to
learn new skills are neces-
sary. Proficient use of
Windows based programs.
Associate degree in human
services field or a high school
diploma with a minimum of
two years successful work
experience inhuman ser-
vices.
Qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply at North
Florida Child Development,
Inc. PO Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
fax resume to: (850) 639-
4173 or email sebrina@head-
startnf.org.
NFCD, Inc. offers an attrac-
tive benefits package. Must
pass" background screening
and drug test.
EOE/MF/VD/DFWP
Deadline for. receipt of appli-
cants will be December 11,
2003. 2tc12/04
Office Manager of a real
eitate :rompan Multi-task-
.inAng,- organizationn 'aind -com-
pritetf&skills.a must :ith a
friendly outgoing personality.
To apply send your resume
to dashbrook@cbforgotten-
coast.com. 850-648-1010.
ltcl2/04
The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
positions in the Sanitation
Department. Applicants
either must possess a Class
B CDL or obtain one within
the first 3 months of employ-
*ment. Applications may be
obtained at City Hall, 118 N
14th Street, Mexico Beach,
FL Monday through Friday
from 8:00 AM-4:30PM CST.
This position will remain
open until filled. The City of
Mexico Beach is a drug free
workplace and an Equal
Opportunity employer. 1t012/04
AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfcl0/30


TRADES & SERVICES













THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2003 PAGE 11B


Wanted Dependable house
keeper to care for bed bound
female. Light cooking and
housekeeping. References
required, hourly depends on
experience. CNA or HHA a
plus. Contact Maureen
Mattison 647-3816. No calls
after 9pm. -) 2tp12/04

Part time office employ-
ment position with hours
9:00 to 3:00 Mon-Fri.
Requires clerical Office
experience, computer knowl-
edge, reception work, good
telephone voice and positive
attitude. Call 229-7720 for
appointment. 2tc12/4

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

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

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. tfclO/16

All survey personnel posi-
: tionsi;salary._ depending,, on
experience. 8-50-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Eort.Stfdoe
tfc6/5

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


Now hiring CDL Class B
Dump Truck Drivers Call
C. R. Smith & Son 850-229-
6018. tfcll/27

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

Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820. &9/4

Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfcl0/2

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid,
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc6/5







FREE COMPOST for your
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Blas 227-2584.
Itc12/04

Recumbent cycle (exercise
bike) ProForm Brand, new
cond., $225 firm, sells at'
Sam's for $376. Call 648-
8362 if not home leave mes-
sage. ltpl2/04

2 mo old A/C w/remote con-
trol $200 obo. Propane tank
for house $75 obo. 639-
3636. 2tp11/27

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


Used Single '& Double
wides Starting as low as
$2,000. Call Vance 763-
4266. ltcl2/04


2 used landhome package
move in specials. $500 down
- payments as low as $499
per month. Call Vance 763-
4266. ltcl2/4

New 3 bedroom 2 bath land
home package Ready -
$500 down payment as low
as $583 per month. Call
Vance 763-4266. ltcl2/4

New modular homes full
T&T block foundations -
Looks like a stick built
house Call Vance 763-4266.
ltcl2/4


I


By owner 3BR/2BA remod-
eled home with 2BR/1BA
duplex on same lot. 1402
Long Ave. $259,900. 229-
1340. tfcl2/4

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

Built in 2001 4BR/2.5BA,
garage, big back yard, berber
carpet and tile, $195,000.
Call 229-7780 for more infor-
mation 8tp11/20

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,

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

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

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

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


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







Handy Man Services
Residential Elect.
Plumbing, Carpentry
Remodeling, Roof Sweeping
Yard raking.
227-3201
4tc12/04


In need of a babysitter?
Contact Laura-Leigh
Clements at 639-6464 and
leave a message with details.
Able to sit in PSJ. 3tp12/04

HORSE SITTING
Your place or mine. Boarding
services available. Jobie
Barfleld 639-3600. tfc11/27


NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Roberts Cemetery of Honeyville,
Florida, will no longer be taking any
new applications I.. tr .liarl pi.t., due
to the lack of space and regulations in
our bylaws. The remaining land'will be
used for the families of the Honeyville
Community. Please make arrange-
ments for you and your family with the
city of Wewahitchka in their new ceme-
tery, Just north of town at Buck Horn.
Also for the families that are already
ssing 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
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahitchka will accept
sealed bids for one (1) Pneumatic
Piercing Tool. Bids must be sealed
and clearly marked "PNEUMATIC
PIERCING TOOL". All bids must be
received by the City Clerk prior to 4:00
PM, CT, Monday, December 8, 2003.
Specifications can be pickediup at City
Hall in Wewahitchka. Bids will be
opened during the regular commission
meeting on Monday, December 8. 2003
at 6:30 PM, CT at City Hall, located at
109 S. Second Street, Wewahitchka,
FL.
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the
right to reject and/or award the bid to
the lowest and best bid in the opinion
of the City of Wewahitchka
Commission.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
publish: Nov. 20, and Dec. 4, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SOF THE :14THi WRCIAL 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. JACKSON;
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 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. 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 high-
est 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
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 89938'25" EAST
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 6, FOR 213.28 FEET.
THENCE SOUTH 25-15'19" EAST
FOR 14.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
24"24'30" EAST FOR 1837.99 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH FOR
24-24'30" EAST FOR 100.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 6535'30" WEST
FOR 218.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
24-24'30" WEST FOR 100.00 FEET
THENCE NORTH 65S35'30" 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, III, 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
ROBERTPARNELLIII, IFANY; 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.
i FRONT LQBBY of the Courthouse at'
.Ui GLiL purlvy .rjrnl ouj ,. iT-j.
5i l'.':i JTH TF.EET Li P...rl 5 i ,e
'Tloinl i t i ,.1 a m EST on o r,e i-
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 8 WEST, RUN NORTH 669
FEET. THENCE RUN WEST 210
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 105


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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# OW64211A 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 CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until December 17, 2003 @
2:00 PM C.S T. :.i i: .ffi.- .r the
. ii'.:Ih I.'", l 2'- F,": B.:.. 7,
"- ., rJ:iv-.r FI, ` -4, <14 a, rdch
m jr. ii, pl A : t !!l b.. -publicly
,:f. r ,. 3 A r ..- 1 1 i 1 .3 I'.'. "r
CLASSROOMS ADDITION
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
FOR
NORTH FLORIDA CHILD DEVELOP-
MENT, INC.
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
ARCHITECT'S JOB NO0 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 Davis-
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.
Cashie'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 Worknian'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 of thirty (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
Wewahilchka. Florida 32465
r .ut-lul: ri.:. a-* DLe.: 4 tll-,
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 o` ruc.h i Gulf
County Courthouse, :'':,"':' eid 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 rij-Ti E :n.
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 WILLEBE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
DATE o -r fiMr C.,i.:;t.:.. .:., t.r .,i
J.:-u':e r : .-ir ,Jn i it &r. it i ', ',, '
/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/ CHARLOTTE M. ROUSE
2448 Victoria Avenue
Port St. Joe. FL 32456


PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
publish Nov. 27 & Dec. 4, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will 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 specificationsare 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
;r-.'jca" M' r.1..:u.-I :* ir ri,. -.',rd of City
-i ..mm.i i"L', r..l 'r.g, City
'.:,rr.m ii:n ':h:un~cm-r Cm,. 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 tralor-

MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
mi unla-J *1r..:-i'~.c', en .uum
a.-iiiicJ "upl.ant pun-.p
B la I, :, r !n -d p ,.:< ll.,:a j.:.r. r e u j l -
it-le it. uL,-e -:.'Di: ; o -Il e C'r _', C l. I ','5
: C-.[l -::nr.n BI d P.:.n i ir.:i F.- ..a
(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/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
publish Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 2003
APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT
OF CERTIFICATE
N:.ju.: i rt.eret,, gnoer, on September
i30 20 'l,5 pli, 'i D. i h, .-:l...ri
36; 045 F,,.nda Surues, an applca-
i:.n for a qul.ck taike ; al r.-,dn I .:. -
Wan ~si..t, CruaticatI r-. 422.S rSel'
t., EA Entelrpnic:': In.: DBA
Beaches Sewer System to provide
Service to the following described terri-
tory in Gulf County, Florida.
"Township 7 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida, Section 5 The
Northwest 1/4 of the northwest 1/4 of
Section 5 and Section 6 The
Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of
Section 6" (This is an area known as
the Seagull Townhouses)
Any objection to the said application
must be made in writing and filed with
the Pirector Division of Records and
Reporting, Florida Public Service
Commission, *2540 Shumard Oak'
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
0850, within thirty (30) days from the
date of this notice. At the same time, a
copy of said objection should be mailed
to the applicant whose address is set
forth below. The objection must state
d cr or.:l..-.ir I.,r tre objection with par-
ESAD Enterprises, Inc.
DBA Beaches Sewer System
P.O. Box 603


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
Port St. Joe, Fl 32457 .
publish: December 4, 2003
REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board will
receive bids until 9:00 a.m., ET on
December 12, 2003 for School Food
Service Processed and Frozen/Chilled
Food Items. Interested parties should
contact Temple Watson, Director of
Support Services, Gulf County Schools,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 or telephone (850) 229-8256
to obtain bid information and instruc-
tions.
publish: December 4, 2003
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL C[RCtIr OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
DONALD E McBRIDE. SR.,
Flalnil..
vs.
SHIRLEY LUCAS,
Defendant
CASE NO. 00-221
TO; DONALD E. McBRIDE, SR., or his
heirs
A lawsuit has been filed against you in
Sand for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit,
Gulf County, Florida, and you have
moved away. We have made diligent
search and inquiry to locate your place
of'residence and have been unable to
locate you. "
You are hereby notified that you have
thirty (30) days from the date of the
first publication of this notice to file an
answer to recover property. If you fail
to answer, a default, will be taken
against you. ,
/s/ DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185 ,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
850/639-2266
Attorney for Shirley Lucas
publish: Dec. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2003
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids are invited on a contract to
renovate the Mexico Beach Welcome
Center. Bids shall be a lump sum price.
Drawings and specifications may be
reviewed at the Mexico Beach CDC
office located at 105 North 31st Street
during. normal business hours.
The bi i:.V ir', ", ill be al the MBCDC
office. at '9:30 AM on .Decembei 19,
2003.
The MBCDC reserves the Right to
waive any Irregularities and to reject
,.u-. o ,r:, t.J. ", .
pur.ii;h D:c.rer.er 4 and : i. 20.13
INVITATION TO BID
.i.,J pr.P.:.i-" I .: I m ,ri e a' c ,ri-"
trO -Hl t. ,*:pened b% Cull Cr.unrv
Humane Society on January 5, 2004,
at 2:00 p.m. EST, at 318 Sixth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, for a new
animal shelter building. Allbids must
be received prior to December 30; 2003
by 12:00 noon.
At the time and place noted above, the
proposals received will be publicly
opened and read. No extension.of the
rlidr,, .- p~'. .: C.i 0. : mad-
.ppbi.r: r.:.ni for .i.:.,,u er.i together
with deposit of $75.00 per set should
be filed promptly niii r .e Eon i r,..
Guilford, Driggers .' As,.:i:, ir.i Inc
3320 County Road 386, Port St. Joe,
Fln,.l n 3245." i.'-'I 647-8077. Bidding
irienil :TI e r forwarded, shipping
charges collect, as soon as possible.
Th.e ihul -rr:....t n i l U-; .epuoe.i I:-or or.,
jet ivlj b.- ireimlieo E-' c *:nr leeirir
n->:i:, a-,: PubiLb i rt-n5 h"- d- a d
upon return of such-set in good condi-
tion within 10 days after date of open-
Ing of bids. All other deposits will be
refunded with deductions approximat-
ing cost of reproduction of documents
upon return of same in good condition
within 10 days after date of opening of
bids.
Contract. if awarded, will be on a lump
sum basis. No bid may be withdrawn
for a period of 30 days after time has
been called on the date of opening.
Bids .must be accompanied by a bid
bond in an amount not less than 5% of
the base bid. Both a performance and
i. .'"- "jni hi-r.. m, u O r. .-irj in an
-'e.,,l rr ,. u.j! i :.:'.' ...:,i"L-- ,:.:,-nuact
price.
The party submitting the proposal is
solely responsible for delivering the
proposal form to the exact location and
by the time stated above.
The owner reserves the rightto reject
any or all bids and to waive technicall-
ties and informalities.
Gulf County Humane Society
By: W.J. Guilford, Engineer of Record
publish Dec. 4, 11. & 18, 2003.
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY
ACTION
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives Notice of Intent to
grant Premier Chemicals, LLC's peti-
tion requesting a variance from the
minimum criteria for acute toxicity
requirements as specified by Rules 62-
302.500(1)(a)4, and 62-4.244(3)(a) of
the Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.). Premier Chemicals is located
on the Gulf County Canal on State
Road 382, Port St. Joe, Gulf County.
The petition for variance was made
under Section 403.201(1)(a), Florida
Statutes (F.S.).
The Department's files on these mat-
ters are available for public inspection
during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department of Environmental
Protection, Northwest District Office,
Water Facilities Program. 160
Governmental Center, Pensacola,
Florida.
The variance. OGC File No. 03-630,
shall be final on the date filed with the
Clerk of the Department unless a time-
ly petition for an administrative hear-
ing Is filed under Sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes before
the deadline for filing a petition. The
procedures for petitioning for a hearing
are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests
are affected by the Departments pro-
posed decision may petition for an
administrative proceeding (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set forth below
and must be filed (received by the
clerk) in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida
Administrative Code, a person may
request enlargement of the time for fil-
ing a petition for an administrative
hearing. The request must be filed
(received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel before the end of the
time period for filing a petition for an
administrative hearing.
Petitions filed by any persons other
than those entitled to written notice
under Section 120.60(3). Florida
Statutes, must be filed within twenty-
one days of publication of the notice or
within twenty-one days of receipt of the
written notice, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3). Florida
Statutes, however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of
agency action may file a petition within
twenty-one days of receipt of such
notice, regardless of the date of publi-
cation.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a peti-
tion or request for enlargement of time
within twenty-one days of receipt of
notice shall constitute a waiver of that


person's right to request an adminis-
trative determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. Any subsequent intervention
(in a proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the discretion of
the presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with Rule 28-
106.205, Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material
facts on which the Department's action
is based must contain
the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the name.
address, and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if any; the
Department case identification number
and the county in which the subject
matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each
petitioner received notice of the
Department action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's
substantial interests are affected by
the Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none, the
petition must so indicate:
(e) A statement of facts that the peti-
tioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which entitle the petitioner to
relief; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the
action that the petitioner wants the
Department to take.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's final
action may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this notice. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of
the Department have the 'right to peti-
tion to become a party to the proceed-
ing, in accordance with the require-
ments set forth above,
In addition to requesting an adminis-
trative hearing, any petitioner may
elect to pursue mediation. The election
may be accomplished by filing with the
Department a mediation agreement
with all parties to the proceeding (i.e.,
the applicant, the Department, and
any person who has filed a timely and
sufficient petition, for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the infor-
mation required by Rule 28-106.404,
Florida Administrative Code.. The
agreement must be received by the
clerk in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35. 35 Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within ten days after the
deadline for filing a petition, as set
forth above. Choosing mediation will
not adversely affect the right to a hear-
ing if mediation does not result in a
settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, the timely agreement of all
parties to mediate will toll the time lim-
itations imposed by Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for hold-
ing an administrative hearing and issu-


ing a final order. Unless otherwise
agreed by the parties, the mediation
must be concluded within sixty days of
the execution of the agreement. If
mediation results in settlement of the
administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final order
incorporating the agreement of the par-
ties. Persons seeking to protect their
substantial interests that would be
affected by such a modified final deci-
sion must file their petitions within
twenty-one days of receipt of this
notice, or they shall be deemed to have
waived their right to a proceeding
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes. If mediation termi-
nates without settlement of the dis-
pute, the Department shall notify all
parties in writing that the administra-
tive hearing processes under Sections
120.569 and 120.57 remain available
for disposition of the dispute, and the
notice will specify the deadlines that
then will apply for challenging the
agency action and electing remedies
under those two statutes.
publish: December 4, 2003
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY
ACTION
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent to
issue a Formal Determination of the
Landward Extent of Waters of the State.
(File No. 23-0215511-1) to St.
Joe/Arvida, for an approximately
1088-acre tract located in partial sec-
tions of all of the following: Sections
4,5,8,9,10,14,15,16,21,22,23,26, and
27, Township 7 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County. Project location: approxi-
mately 3 miles north of the town of Port
St. Joe on the eastern side of US
Highway 98. The Department's file on
this matter is available for public
inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Department of Environmental
Protection, Wetlands Evaluation and
Delineation Section, Mail Station 2500,
Room 530, Twin Towers Office
Building, 2600 Blair Stone: Road,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
Persons whose substantial interests
are affected by the above proposed
agency have a right pursuant to
Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, to
petition for an administrative determi-
nation (hearing) on the proposed
action. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must
be filed (received) in the Departments
Office of General Counsel. 3900
Commonwealth I Boulevard,
Tallahassee; Florida 32399-2400, with-
in 21 days of publication of this notice.
A copy of the petition must also be
mailed at the time of filing to the formal
determination petitioner at the address
indicated. Failure to file petition within
the 21 days constitutes a waiver of any
right such person has to an adminis-
trative determination (hearing) pur-
suant to Section 120.57, F.S.
The petition shall contain the following
information: (a) The name and address,


and telephone number of each petition-
er, the petitioner's name and address,
the Department's File Number and the
county In which the project Is pro-
posed; (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 interest are
affected by the Department's action or
proposed action; (d) A statement of
material facts disputed by petitioner, if
any; (e) A statementof 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; (g) A state-
ment of the relief sought by petitioner,
stating precisely the action petitioner
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 formal determination have the
right to petition to become a party to
the proceeding. The petition must con-
form to the requirements specified
above and filed (received) within 21
days of publication of this Notice in the
Office of General Counsel at the above
address of the Department. Failure to
petition within the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of any right such
person has to request under Section
120.57, F.S., and to participate as a
party to this proceeding. Any subse-
quent intervention will only be at the
approval' of the presiding officer upon
motion filed pursuant to Rule 28-
5.207, F.A.C.
File No. FD 23-0215511-1
publish: December 4, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

SEPTEMBER 23, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
PUBLIC HEARING SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT ORDI-
NANCE
Pursuant to, advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
adoption of a proposed, small-
scale map 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 McLemore second-


ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-11
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 9.998
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND LYING AND BEING
PART OF, SECTION 33, TOWN-
SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
* Complete Ordinance on file with
Clerk *
INVOICES PANAMA COURT
REPORTING SERVICE
Upon discussion, by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve payment of the follow-
ing Panama Court Reporting
Service invoices, in the total
amount of $1,567.00.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
#1023 09-08-03 $283.28 *
#1024 09-19-03 $285.00 *
#1025 *
09-09-03 $143.22 #1026 09-
10-03 $218.22 #1027 09-11-
03
* $308.28 #1028 09-12-03 *
$208.28 #1029 09-17-03 *
$120.72
ROAD ACCEPTANCE CESSNA
DRIVE
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner. McLemore
motioned to accept Cessna Irive
as a County road, contingent
upon Mr. Leonard Costin receiv-
ing grant funds within two years
(reverter clause). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
COUNTY AUDITOR / CONTRACT
County Attorney McFarland
reported that in 2001 the Florida
Statutes changed regarding
selection of a County auditor. He
discussed the three-year contract
with Mike Tucker as the County's
auditor. After further discussion,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to rescind the motion approving
the contract with T. Michael
Tucker, C.P.A. Commissioner


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PUBLIC NOTICES3 L


McLemore seconded the motion
and, after discussion, it passed
unanimously (4-0). After discus-
sion by County Attorney
McFarland, Commissioner Peters
motioned to appoint
Commissioner Traylor to serve as
the Board's representative on the
Audit Committee. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous (4-0) vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to
receive sealed bids for a County
auditor.
C.O.R.E. CONTRACT GULF
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Joy Johnson, of the Gulf County.
Health Department, appeared
before the Board to request
approve of the annual Gulf
County Health Department con-
tract. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved this contract.
UNION IMPASSE MEETING
Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that the Union
Impasse/Grievance meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday,
September 30th at 5:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
S.H.I.P. PURCHASE ASSIS-
TANCE / CARTERAND HODGE
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve S.H.IP.
Purchase Assistance, in the
amount of $11,615.00, for Mr. &
Mrs. Charles Carter and Mr. &
Mis. Benny L. Hodge.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
S.H.I.P. SUBORDINATION
AGREEMENT / WOOD
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Comrdssloner-Peters
motioned to approve a S.H.I.P.
Subordination Agreement for
Nelson G. Wood (The Bank).
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed ethe motion, 'and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
AGREEMENT CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA
Upon discussion by Major
Nugent, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the Law
Enforcement Services Agreement
with the City of Wewahitchka.


Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
COUNTY FUEL PUMPS / SHER-
IFF'S OFFICE
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Major Nugent stated
that he does not know if the
County or the Sheriffs Office
owns the fuel (gas) pump located
near the Sheriffs Office. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the Board
paid for three fuel pump sites.
(Public Works, Road Department,
and one behind the Courthouse),
and stated that all three sites are
used equally. He reported that
the first time lighting damaged
the Courthouse site fuel pump,
the Sheriff had not budgeted
funds to pay for the repairs, so
the Board agreed to divide the
cost between the Road
Department and Public Works.
Upon inquiry by Commissionerl
McLemore, Major Nugent report-
ed that the Sheriffs Office has
not budgeted for the cost of
repairs to the fuel pumps, and
discussed all of the entities that
use the pump near the Sheriffs
Office. Commissioner McLemore
discussed paying the repair costs
from the Public Works and Road
Department budgets Upon
inquiry by Donna Grabarek,
Major Nugent reported that the
pump does have a surge protec-
tor.
LOCAL .A-\\ ENFORCEMENT
GRANT SHERIFF S OFFIrE
Upon inquiry b1y Major Nugent,
Deputy Clerk Roberts reported
that the Local Law Enforcement
Block Grant ( D L E 1 applica-
tion v.x a appro, eid tr the Consent
Agenda.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY RATING
SYSTEM REPORT
Upon recommendation by
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the annual
C.R.S. Report. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
PURCHASE AIR COMPRESSOR -
BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow the Beaches Fire
Department to purchase an air
compressor on an emergency


basis from Sunbelt Equipment, in
the amount of $10,162.00.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
PROPOSED ORDINANCE GOLF
CARTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
agreed to allow County Attorney
McFarland to draft an ordinance
allowing operation of golf carts on
Byrd Parker Drive and in the
Howard Creek area.
BOARD REORGANIZATION
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to appoint
Commissioner Traylor to serve as
Chairman and Commissioner
Peters to serve as Vice Chairman
for 2003-04, effective October 14,
2003. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion and, after dis-
cussion, the motion passed
unanimously (4-0).
ABANDONMENT ANGEL FISH ST.
Upon discussion by
Commissioner Peters, he
motioned 'to deny the abandon-
ment request of a portion of Angel
Fish Street in Highland View.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK
GRANT BOARD APPOINTEE
Commissioner Peters reported
that Glenda Whiting, of Gulf
Transportation and the
Community Services Bock Grant
Board, has resigned and recom-
mends that Peggy Waters serve as
her replacement on the C.S.B.G.'
Board. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
appointed Peggy Waters to serve
as the Board's representative on
the Community Services Block
Grant Board.
SENIOR CITIZENS WORKCREW
Chairman Barnes discussed a
letter 'from Gulf County Senior
Citizens Director Stokoe request-
ing approval to use a workcrew to
help with various projects. After
further discussion, the Board
agreed to allow the Courthouse
Workcrew to help at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Building
in Port St. Joe.
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