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Accident Spurs
Community Support.....
................ .. Pg. 3A
New Year's Baby... Pg. 4A
PSJ City Commission. Pg. 4A
IDM Receives State Grant
........... Pg. 5A
Flu Hits Gulf County.....
..... ....... Pg. 7A
Geri-Care Breaks
Ground ............ Pg. 7A
Calling All Hams... Pg. 9A
Lifelong Learning
Registration ........ Pg. 8B
Sports.......... Pgs. 10-11A
Law Enforcement News Pg. 12A
Society. ........ .. Pg. 2-7B
Obituaries......... .. 'Pg.6B
Church News. ......... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B


Counterfeit Bills

Passed in Wewa
by Tim Croft
If there is any doubt that drugs
damage brain cells consider the
case of a counterfeiter in
Wewahitchka over the holidays.
On Dec. 27-28 a black male
reportedly passing a counterfeit
$20 bill at the Dixie Dandy grocery
store.
Investigation turned up anoth-
er $20 bill passed at Wewahitchka's
other grocery store, the IGA.
In fairly quick order, the trail
led investigators with the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office to one David
Edwards, 44, of Wewahitchka, who,
it turns out, .was already well
known to law enforcement in the
county.
Turns out the bills had been
produced on a home computer
equipped with a color laser printer.
Using an' older $20 bill, and
armed with a craving for some
crack cocaine, five bills were pro-
duced ofa quality that they at least
passed: for the real thing when
Edwards entered the two stores at'
busy times .
Thus far, investigators have
only turned up two of the $20 bills
which were. nade, both ,of, which,
along \\ith other Lrdnformation. were
forwarded to the U'.S.' Secret
Service.
Edvwards. who has a lengthy
arrest record, is being held without
bond at the Gulf County Jail,
charged with uttering a forged
instrument, the state charge cover-
ing counterfeiting.
The case remains under inves-
tigation and more arrests are antic-
ipated, according to the'Sheriffs
Office.
S* Save for a handful, of folks
who decided to take in a little too
much holiday cheer, New Year's'
was a relatively quiet time in Gulf,
County.
The only major incidents were.
seven DUI arrests, more than the
Sheriffs Office has recorded in a
single four-day holiday period,
made between Jan. 1-4.
"It was a quiet, successful holi-
day," said Maj. Joe Nugent ,of the
Sheriffs Office.


by Tim Croft
Congressman Allen Boyd's dis-
trict, which sprawls across 16
North Florida counties, could be
said to represent something of a
dual-edged sword.
On the one hand, when Boyd
takes advantage of a break from
Washington to get in touch with the
folks in the district, it means some-
thing of a road show, more than
two dozen town hall meetings in
various dots on the map, and plen-
ty of miles between.
On the flip side, it means that
Boyd will head back to the nation's
capital with a heavy load of ideas
and opinions from the folks he rep-
resents.
Boyd, seeking his fifth term in
Congress this year, spent Tuesday
afternoon listening to and answer-
ing questions from a cross-section
of folks in Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka.
He fielded questions about
imported seafood, "No Child Left
Behind" legislation, the future of
Social Security, his stance and vote
on the recently passed overhaul of
Medicare and access to affordable
health care.
And, of course, he discussed at
some length his reasons for filing a
bill that would provide access to
federally-bac1ked flood insurance to
property owners on Cape San Bias
and Indian Pass impacted by the
most recent re-drawing of federal


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flood maps.
But, in reality, Boyd did what
every able politician must: he got a
feel for the local landscape.
'This is what makes our sys-
tem work better," Boyd said of the
series of town hall meetings he's
been holding. 'There's a lot to talk
aboit. We can talk about national


Allen Boyd talks to Port St. Joe
residents.
issues, things you can learn about
on the television or by reading the
newspapers, but I'd rather talk
about issues of importance (to the
local folks)."


-Which, in Port St. Joe, meant a
lengthy discourse on HR 3333,
Boyd's bill which would provide
flood-insurance relief to impacted
property owners on the Cape and
Pass.
The bill has been filed and
referred to two Congressional com-
mittees. Boyd said he hoped to be
able to withdraw' the bill from one
committee, leaving the bill to a sin-
gle legislative panel for hearing and
approval.
Boyd noted that he had been
working with county officials for
several years to have the issue
addressed administratively, to no
avail.
The bill, which is to be heard in
committee in February, represents
something of a last resort.
"We are going to make this
attempt," Boyd said. "It will be very
difficult to do. There will be com-
peting interests. I don't want any-
one leaving here today with the
feeling that it is a done deal."
A key to ultimate passage of
the bill, Boyd explained, would be
the filing of a companion bill in the
Senate.
Fellow Democrat and Florida's
junior senator, Bill Nelson, said
during a similar type gathering in
Port St. Joe last year that he would
work with Boyd to understand the
issue and lend any support he
could.
(See BOYD on page 8A)


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Mill Property Deal Struck



St. Joe Company and Smurfit-Stone Ink Agreement on 126 Acre Track


by Tim Croft
Putting action to intent,
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.,
and The St. Joe Co., finalized on
Tuesday a joint venture for the
development of the former paper
mill site.
In simple terms, the compa-
nies partnered on a separate busi-
ness unit, the unit's assets being
the 126-acre mill site.
Under the venture agreement,
both companies are 50 percent
owners of the mill parcel, which is
considered a key to future growth
in the community and the port,
and will partner to explore develop-
ment options.
"From both companies' per-
spective these are assets which are
not working," said Jerry Ray, sen-
ior vice president for corporate
communications with The St. Joe
Co., noting that the paper mill had
been shut down for more than five
years
"It's time this land was put
back to work. It's a very important
parcel for the community and it
needs to be put back to work."
The joint venture agreement
puts in writing what had been
mapped out in broad strokes in a
letter of intent signed by officials of
the two companies last summer.
There was no particular haste
to finalize' the agreement, both
companies had indicated, for seiv-
eral reasons, the most critical
being., the focus on the ongoing
demolition and brownfield work at
the mill site.
In particular. Smurfit-Stone's
focus had been honed on the
clean-up of the site, not the future
that could be unlocked by .the
recast land.
'That work should be complet-
ed sometime in the middle of the
year, according to a press release
from The St. Joe Co.
Poor weather during much of
the last half of last year and sever-
al logistical issues have slowed
work that at one time appeared on
track for completion,by the end of
2003.
In physical terms, the joint
venture translates into a contract
between the companies and deed
filed listing the two as 50-50 own-
ers.
However, at another level, the
joint venture can be seen as an
even more important step symboli-
cally.
In fact, the agreement is in sig-
nificant measure secondary to the
ongoing visioning process, which
has brought stakeholders such as
the city, Port Authority. St. Joe and


Smurfit to the table to examine the
future of growth from the bridge
north.
. A nagging issue hanging over
those meetings, which spanned
much of last year and start back
up in a few weeks, has been exact-
ly what Smurfit-Stone had in mind
for the mill site.
The issue seemed to be com-
pounded by the perception of a dis-
connect between Chicago-based
Smurfit, a huge company with a
dozen or more mill sites around the
country, and the visioning process
examining options on and around
the mill site.
There was a certain unease
with the fact that the future of the
most., valuable parcel in those
visioning discussions remained
unclear.
"This (the joint venture agree-
ment) is not news to anybody who
has been involved in the visioning
sessions," said John Hendry,
Arvida project general manager for
Gulf County. "This makes more
clear the way in which this site will
be dealt with.
'The main message is that our
focus is on the visioning process
and coming to an understanding
(among all parties) about what can
be done on that land."
Hendry added that Smurfit-
Stone officials understood the
dynamics involved in the visioning
process, which is being financially
underwritten by St. Joe; and the
value to all parties involved of put-
ting at least partial ownership of
the mill land in the hands of a com-


Smurfit-Stone Container Co., and The St.Joe Co., have formally entered into a joint venture agreement in
the which the companies will jointly own the 126-acre mill site and partner in establishing plans for future
development on the site.
pany with a vested interest in the arriving at a consensus about the senting a preliminary. overlay of
future of.growth in the county. possibilities inherent in the mill proposed uses :for the property at
'That's Why they wanted to do site,,the surrounding property, the and adjacent to the mill-site to the
(the jointventure)," Hendry said. port and the canal. public for comment and input.
The ,isioning sessions have The group appears to be just a 'We -have a really good process


Made considerable headway in matter of weeks away from pre-


that is working," Hendr- said.


Ne E ra, at Gul.f P in es


Operating rooms, hallways hum with activity


by Tim Croft
The future arrived this week at
Gulf Pines Hospital.
It was there in the overflowing
parking lot, the energy and hustle
in the hallways and suddenly hum-
ming operating rooms.
The sale of the hospital is still
a week or two from closing, but Dr.
Alfred Bonati and at least part of
his team have donned their surgi-
cal gowns and set to work this
week at Gulf Pines, taking that first
step with the newyear toward the
realization of ambitious goals..
Bonati, whose Hudson-based.
Bonati Clinic has' established' a


worldwide reputation for his
patented' arthroscopic surgery
technique for the back, took up
scope this week at Gulf Pines.
And, by the looks, of things on
Tuesday afternoon, has barely
slowed down.
Two operating rooms, which
have been extensively overhauled
in the past several weeks, wefe
abuzz .with activity as the first
patients underwent Bonati's proce-/<
dures at 'the hands of Bonati 'and
two of his other surgeons, Dr.
James St. Louis and Dr. Jorge
\Veksler.
The hospital clinic %was in full
swing, patients in the waiting
room.,
Furniture and equipment were
being moved, gown-garbed folks
cradling medical charts darting up
and down the tiled hallways.
"We move fast," said Pete
O'Shea, a spokesman for Bonati
and his institute. 'We want to keep
the place going, as a first-class hos-
pital.
'We are all very happy to be
here. We're very appreciative of
how everybody has treated us, how
nice, how helpful, everybody has
been. It's only going to get better
and better."
They are in full sprint already.
Some 16 patients, coming in to
the area from far-flung locales, will
undergo back procedures this
week.
By next week, the numbers
should be up to about six or seven
per day, roughly 30 per week.
Pre-operative and post-opera-
tive work, from initial testing to
physical therapy, will be done
entirely at the clinic at 401 Reid
Avenue, to avoid, O'Shea said, cre-
ating too much of a log jam in the
hospital's clinic.
'We won't be stepping over the
hospital's patients that need imme-
diate care," O'Shea said.,
The operating rooms have been
renovated and the operating plant
will ultimately be expanded to
include four or five surgical rooms.
"We totally revamped the oper-
ating rooms," O'Shea said. "You
couldn't tell they are the same
operating rooms from a month
ago."
And there was a feel this week
that within the hospital itself,
among the staunch staff who have
weathered the economic storms


that have roiled the hospital for
months, there has been a renova-
tion of spirit.
"The nurses here are very, very
good," said Bonati, fresh from the
operating room. "The -staff is very
professional. I don't understand
why people were (complaining)
about this hospital."
The ripple effect of Bonati's
presence, and more importantly
his apparently hefty patient base,,
has already been felt in the com-
munity.
Thus far Bonati has brought
15 people with him from the
Tampa area, such as his fellow
surgeons, nurses familiar with his,
procedure: and administrators
such as O'Shea.
They all are looking for perma-


sultation prior to any surgery, an
Overnight stay in the hospital fol-
lowed by physical therapy and
before long the conversation is
revolving around real numbers.
"It's a win-win for everybody,"
O'Shea said. "It's a win for us, it's a
win for the community. That's
what you want to see in life."
The reception, Bonati said, has
been beyond expectations. The
community, he said, had extended
a hand.
A single example: the ladies
from a Panama City hospice came
over on Monday to deliver a tasty
lasagna lunch for the hospital
staff.
Such generosity, such commu-
nity,. has been nothing short of"
inspirational, O'Shea said.


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Dr. Alfred Bonati was all smiles when he emerged from the operat-
ing room Tuesday afternoon. Under a management agreement Bonati
began working from the hospital this week while waiting for the pend-
ing sale to close.


nent housing.
Several local lodging establish-
ments have seen a jolt to occupan-
cy rates.
All those folks, staff and
patients alike, have to eat some-
where.
And take into account that a
typical patient, having a single pro-
cedure, will spend roughly two
weeks in the area for their proce-
dure two days of testing and con-


I "Everybody has been great to
us," O'Shea said. "They have
opened their arms to us. It has
been inspiring. It makes us even
more want this to be a hospital the
community deserves."
Bonati put it even more point-
edly, "We are obligated to do well
because they are putting their
trust in us."
For Bonati, Gulf Pines
(See SURGERY on page 9A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2004
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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Hu4 4ke4 D'O, w With Kefl by KesleyColbert



SResolutions I Have Known


No Resolutions

My New Year's resolution for 2004 is going to be simple, I
resolve not to make any new resolution.
Truth of the matter is I still have enough old resolutions that
aren't completed to last me at least another few more new years.
However, we did get a lot accomplished last year. The purchase of
the Apalachicola/Carrabelle Times, introduction of The Gulf Coast
Real Estate Guide, and several other changes that we hope will
improve the papers.
The Gulf Coast Real Estate Guide is being presented in The
Star, The Times publications, and the Panhandle Beacon/Hook
and Trigger publications monthly and is intended to maximize cov-
erage for realtors in the Gulf and Franklin County and Mexico
Beach markets. Twenty thousand copies of the real estate guide
are distributed each month in these areas.
This year we hope to reach several other major goals that have
been in the works for some time. I'm not going to say much more
about those plans. Mostly because some of them we hoped would
have already taken place, and it just hasn't worked out yet. So, we
don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves. .
If our plans work out according to the time frame we've estab-
lished, we will be bragging about these changes sometime in the
first quarter of this year and that's all I've got to say about that at
this time.
As always, we would appreciate hearing from you. bur readers,
if you have some ideas for improvement or direction the papers
should take. Just drop us an e-mail, letter or fax and tell us what's
on your mind.



Still Number One

As News Editor, Tim Croft, and I compared the highlights of
2003 for the annual 'Year In Review" story, the number one photo
of the year ended up being almost a repeat of the 2002 leading
photo. The dynamics of the implosion of the structures of the
paper mill made for photo opportunities that will probably not be
repeated in this area for many years,to come.
On the front cover of last week's edition we had a photo of the
Number 7 Recovery boiler and one of.the towers (inset) as they
were on the way to the ground. These implosions occurred in Jan-
uary and finished off the demolitions of the last of the major struc-
tures. On page two of the January 1 edition, an aerial photo, taken
by Jon Hooper recorded the' events from overhead.
The real hope here is that the major story for this year will also
focus on this piece of property. Taking on a whole new twist, of
course, as we announce what is in,the future for this property and
how it will impact this area.
So much do we anticipate this being a top story this year that
we listed the nurhber, 7 story for last year as-"A Community's Past
and Future Comes Into Sharper foqus.". : ; ... :"
This talks bout the deinolitiori and clean-up 'of the mill.site;.
focuses on what willfcomne next for the port and beyond :aid Mate-
rial Transfer 'ridustries cranking up the giant cranes agairi.
These are exciting times for this area. None of us are certain
what-tlie future might hold. but the apparent direction seems very
positive.. :: ..


Miss Dorothy went student by
student around the room.
Bob Edwards got up and halt-
ingly spoke of his wishes to make
better grades and to spend less of
his day in "time out". Ruth, Ann
Wiley naturally was going to lose
ten pounds. Anne Alexander stood
quietly and pontificated on caring
more for her family ,and "giving
more of herself' to the needy.
Ricky Gene announced his desire
to "bring home some big game"
with his brand new Red Ryder BB
gun. And Mary E. Pendleton near
about busted a gut leaping up to
declare her intentions of finding
her a boyfriend "before Christmas
time next year"I
I didn't like the way Mary E;
'was eying over in my direction as
she outlined her plans for 1955.
'Course, I didn't like getting up
in front of the group and trying to
think of something half-way intel-
ligent to say. I was still wishing


Christmas vacation could hang on
for another day or two. I wasn't
much at looking forward. And 1
wasn't even sure Mlis Dorothy
had the night to be nosinm into our
New Year's Resolutions.....
I yas nine years old I pon-
dered on it as hard as I could as
one by one'she moved closer to
me. I was sweating on: a cold
morning in January when I stood
and somehow managed to whis-
per, "I want to be happy each day.
I don't want to miss a minute of,
fun. I want to explore the woods
behind Archie Moore's house. I'
want to see what's over the next
hill. I want to honor Mom and
Dad. And I want those pushy
grown ups who are always telling:
me how they did, it back in their
day to give me a little more space."
After I struck out in nearly.
every ball game that surpmer in
Little League my next yeai's reso-
lution was pretty obvious. As a
matter of fact, it might have been
more of a prayer than a resolution!
By junior high my new year's
proclamations had become a little
more sophisticated. I wanted to be
a starter on the football itam. I
didn't like all of that running,


grunting and straining mind
\oub.....but I sure liked to spnnt
out on that field on Thursday
nights like I belonged there! I
determined to do "whatever Coach
Campbell said" in order to be a
part of that group.
Mary Hadley. Hayden "showed
up" in 1964. I had known her all
my life of course. She just lived on
the next farm over. But she put
that blue dress on and walked into
Miss Polly's English class and I
saw her in a little different light.
Come January, 1965, I was help-
ing Mr. Hayden clean out a barn
and a,,pig pen. In April" I helped
him plant corn. In July we cleared
fence: rows and cut fire wood for
the winter. In September I was
there at daylight to grab a cotton
sack and help out.... Daddy drove
over to see "this miracle" and to
remind me that we had cotton in
our own fields.
The result of my. 1965 resolu-
tion was that, to this day, Mr. Hay-
den thinks I am the nicest, most
respectful boy ever to come out of
Carroll County. While I was busy
on the farm, Mary Hadley took up
with one of those obnoxious Hin-
shaw boys.-They eventually mar-


ried and moved to Tupelo. Missis-
sippi. You talk about a resolution
that went awrn!
New Year's Day of 1966 found
me in college. It was cold. windy,
snowing and I was a long way from
home. And lonely. And lonely. And
lonely.... Let me tell you- it's hard
to do any real "resoluting" when
you can't see much future out
there!
In 1969 it was, "Lord, let me
graduate. And find a job!"
I spentthe first day of 1974
wondering on just what kind of
husband I would be. I knew Cathy
was rock solid. And very pretty.
And smart! If I just kept my mouth
shut and listened carefully, she
would make this marriage work!
I laid awake most, of New
Year's night in 1976. I had just
borrowed twenty-four thousand
dollars to buy a house! We had one
bed. A rocking chair. And a baby
bed we begged from Martha San-
born. I was doing a lot of math that
night! And wondering if my month
old son would like me....,
You'd be amazed how your res-
olutions "adjust" with a wife and
See Kesley on Page 3


Somehow, I'd Rather Sweat Than Shiver!Even


WE RECEIVED.OUR. annual
"after Christmas" telephone dal
from our sister-in-law," 'Wilna ,
[Wooden] and Jack Williamson,
from out in Spokane, Washington,
theother day.
They were well, even with the
"Mad Cow" disease being discov-
ered in Washington' a few days
'prior.
They reported that it was
snowing on that particular day
and Jack had been outside, blow-
ing snow away from the house. It
looked gloomy and some more
.snow.was expected, momentarily..
I almost felt guilty, telling
them that the day was bright and
'sunny here and the temperature
was warm.
Jack was ebullient over their
weather because if it got just a lit-
tle colder the lake would freeze
over with the ice solid enough to
go ice fishing
That "lake" he was referring to
:was a volcanic lake which was 275


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey
.


feet deep and several miles long!
Some "lake"!

JACK TOOK ME fishing on
his "lake" on one of our ,trips to
Spokane, We trolled for hours' in
that 275 feet deep 'puddle, and
caught two..brown trout, that,
weighed about 3/4 pound each.
Some fish!
I can't imagine actually wanti-
ng to go ice fishing there. The wind
blew a gale between the two hills
which lined both sides of the lake.
It must be downright cold in the
winter, ice fishing!
Anyhow,'he can have that cold
place on earth, with the snow pil-


ing. up and threatening to add to
the pile, ice fishing, freezing and
all. I'll take our "light sweater"
weather; bright sunshiny weather
with an occasional night time tem-
perature which dips all the way
down to about 49 degrees.
Somehow,, I'd rather sweat
than shiver!
Even here, in the dead of win-
ter!

IT'S MONDAY AGAIN, and I'm
back on schedule with my "hunt
arid peck" style of writing this col-
umn. 'Everything at the office is
just as.we left it, 10 days ago. With
one exception.


The great grandkids
back in school, yet. They
nimg around here in the ol
Little Vill is pasting u
paper ard, ha left his 1
paste on my desk.
Little MaKayla is pu
long, artificial fingernails,
the big girls. Wonder who
those things for Christmac
Eric has his new choc(
puppy locked in the bathi
keep her from messing
floor, I presume. His dog,
had to be put to sleep a i
before Christmas. She had
Even though things ar
we left them, things are wil
what with getting back or
ule and all.

WE BEGIN THE NE
with Port St. Joe growing
and bounds. The new
building is advancing; t
"Bank" building is coming
the new three story office


Here, in The D

are not of A&E Development is about
are ruri- ready to occupy; plans for, about,
office. three other buildings 'ar& being.
ip scrap finalized;- a new .furniture ,store,
bottle of Tiffin's, has opened during the
S pst two months; and several
tting on other businesses are open or in
just like the process of opening. All in all,
gave her 'it's a "boom" situation here in Port
s? .' St. Joe. ,
late lab I 'knew it was bbund to come
room, to and I waited"for it for 48 years.
up the After I retired, the "boom" officially
"Jakie", decided to take off.
few days It's still sad that St. Joe Paper
I cancer. Company is no more, with its
e just as excellent paying jobs, butthings,
Id today, are spurting ahead, in spite of the
n sched- paper mill being torn down and
their former home, levelled.
People returning to Port St.
EW year Joe, now, would hardly recognize
by leaps it. The former "boulevard" is most-
Badcock ly built up now, where it was: once
the new vacant and a true "boulevard" of
ig along; empty space, except for the tele-
building phone company building and City


ad of Winer

Hall.
Even the two big pecan trees,
'which stqpod at the'corner of Fifth
Street and Long: Avenue have
-given way to the new The Bank
building.. .
But, that's the nature of
things. The area between Long
Avenue and Woodward avenue, on
the north side of the street, was
formerly a pond which was known
as the outdoor laundry of Port St.
Joe, prior to the. 30s. It even had
facilities for heating water on out-
side heaters provided by the ones
who used it.
,-Things have changed and
they're continuing to change.
It sort of reminds us of Old St.
Joseph, and the boom town it once
was before yellow fever, hurri-
canes, and financial panic did it in
in the early 1840s. It was well on
the way, then, too, to becoming a
city to be reckoned with by its
older sister, Apalachicola.


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by Carly Johnson
What started out as a celebra-
tory holiday season ended before
the new year with Willard Richards,
a Port St. Joe resident, severely
injured following a car accident in
Highland View.
On Dec. 30, at approximately
9:40 a.m. ET, motorists traveling
east and westbound on Hwy. 98
came to 'a standstill following a
traffic accident atop the Highland
View Bridge.
Richards was traveling east on
Hwy. 98 when he was struck head-
on by a trailer that had become dis-
connected from an approaching
vehicle, according to police reports.
Suffering major injuries and after
being extracted by crews using the
"Jaws of Life," Richards was trans-
ported to Gulf Coast Medical
Center where he is being treated
for damaged kidneys and two
crushed legs.
Just 10 days'earlier, Richards,
a long-time Port St. Joe resident, a
Highland View volunteer fireman
and father to four boys, Jake,
Aaron, Adam and Alex, began the
Christmas festivities early by
receiving his 30-year service recog-
nition pin from the fire department
on Dec. 20. Richards was honored
for his tenure as fire chief and cur-
rent duties as president of the
Highland View Volunteer Fire
Department in front of friends and
family at the annual Christmas
party.
According to Richards' niece,
Sheri Smith, also a volunteer for
Highland View Fire Department,


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revolve around career choices for
the boys. About graduations.
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and roofs that don't leak....
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of the support we can get."
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July. They both thankfully have
those warm homes. And real jobs.
They are all grown up and
pretty much on their on now.
And Cathy and I are sitting
here this January by ourselves.
She asked me if I had any New
:Year's Resolutions. I pondered on it
as hard as I could for a few min-
utes and replied, "I want to be
happy each day. I don't want to
miss a minute of fun. I want to
explore the woods behind Archie
SMoore's house. I want to see what's
over the next hill. I want to honor
Mom and Dad. And I want those
pushy grown ups who are always
telling me how they did it back in
their day to give me a little more
space.'
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PSJ Approves New Fire Truck Purchase


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers agreed to a recommendation
from Fire Chief John Ford to
accept the low bid of $300,000.65
from 10-8 Fire Equipment for a
new fire truck. The bid was
approximately $11,000 less than
the next lowest bidder.
The new truck will keep the
city's flreflghting equipment up to
date and bring several added fea-
tures and equipment needed to
improve the departments fire fight-
ing capabilities.
ALLOW USE OF PROPERTY
The board agreed to allow the
use of city property to store and,
stage river sand being removed as
part of a state grant program to
remove dredge spoil from sites
along the Apalachicola River.
The city owns property on the
river as part of the fresh water
canal system and pumping station
recently purchased from Stone
Container. Mayor Frank Pate told
commissioners that the cities of
Wewahitchka and Port St: Joe, as
well as the county can have as
much of the river sand as each
needs during this process.
NEED TO ADDRESS
TRAFFIC PROBLEM
Commissioner John Reeves
initiated discussions to address
traffic problems at the intersection
of Garrison Avenue and Cecil
Costin Senior Blvd. near the post
office.
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traffic at the intersection and will
likely continue the discussions at
future meetings or workshop ses-
sions.
Mayor Pate suggested the
quickest solution may be to turn
the current exit from the Post
Office, located on Cecil Costin
Senior Blvd, to an entrance to the
Post Office. He felt this would
remove much of the congestion.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Opened bids to re-roof the
control room at the wastewater
treatment plant. Bids ranged from
just over $5,000 to over $9,000.
They were turned over to plant
supervisor Larry McArdle for his
review and purchase.
-Received a bid of $38,000
from Barfield Roofing to re-roof the
David Jones Memorial Gym.
Commissioners will hold a work-
shop meeting with Barfield to
review his proposal.
-Granted a variance for 104
Betty Drive as requested by Janice
Hall.a
-Passed an resolution applying
for Community Development
Block grant funds.
-Agreed to a request from the
Gulf County Health Department to
annex its property off Garrison
Avenue. The board agreed to draft
an. annexation ordinance.
Commissioners also want to annex
Pine Ridge Apartments and por-
tions of Garrison Avenue not cur-
rently located within the city.
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Although we have been away
from Port St. Joe for over a year
now. there is still a strong connec-
tion for us. We have left many
friends as we have begun our lives
up here in Delaware.
I have been particularly inter-
ested in events surrounding the
development and future of the
port. A couple of weeks ago, I read
on The Star's website of the stud-
ies being conducted about using
the port as a base for cruise ships.
Today. I read of the studies of
main the Apalachicola airport
into a regional airport. I believe
that the two can be a great mar-
riage. I suggest that the model of
the Orlando airport and Cape
Canaveral cruise ships be evaluat-
ed for the airport and the port.
You could have charter. flights or
scheduled airlines fly cruise pas-
sengers into Apalachicola and bus
them or, more interestingly, trans-
fer them by a rail connection to
the port. As a result of these activ-
ities, a need for hotels would be
created to complement the new
Gulf Pines Hospital. Jobs,
although not the high paying
manufacturing jobs most desir-
able, but jobs none the less, would
be created and would result in a
boost in the economy. It would be
a marriage of two rival towns with
a storied history.
In fact, as I have previously
suggested, a new tourist draw
could be created by developing a
living history exhibit of St. Joseph.
It would compliment many of the
efforts being undertaken now to
build Port St. Joe and Gulf County
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Not only is the day special, but the
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Not only was this little one the
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Resting comfortably at home
under the careful watch of highly-
experienced great-grandfather
Willie Riley, Sr., Amori is Riley's
second great-grand child arid joins
his larger family of six children
and 19 grand children.
"This is such a great feeling,"
Riley, Sr. said with a tremendous
grin. "Everyone is doing great.
This was a perfect Christmas
present and a great way to start
the new year."
Nickson and Amori received a
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by Tim Croft
Equipped with a new 26-ton
laser installed last year, Innovative
Design Manufacturing is cutting an
increasingly significant swath from
its facility in Highland View.
Evidence is found in this week's
announcement that the company
has received a state grant to assist
in training its workforce in the oper-
ation of the $750,000 laser the com-
pany purchased and installed last
April.-
Called an "Incumbent Worker
Training" grant, the dollars will
serve a dual purpose for the compa-
ny which, from its non-descript
plant behind Carpet Country, man-
ufactures air and vacuum machines
for sale around the globe.
"It is going to allow us to do two
things," said Chris Benoit, who.
heads the laser division at IDM. "We
are going to be able to develop more
skills for the current employees and


diversification and additional rev-
enue streams.
The company already has con-
tracts to do heavy plate metal cut-
ting and has done some work with
wood for Decorative Flooring.
'We've diversified, but not too
far out there" away from their core
business, Benoit said. 'The busi-
ness is successful. We are now
exploring new avenues.
"Along with growth (in the busi-
ness) we are seeing steady growth in
sales and profits."
A sticking point, however, was
training employees on the intricate
operations of the laser.
Benoit has, up to this point,
been multi-tasking: beating the
bushes to sell contracts as well as
overseeing the actual laser cutting.
"Allowing me to train people will
free me up to do other things,"
Benoit said. 'That's a key to
growth."


IDM, under those parameters,
hit the trifecta.
Shoemaker also noted the grant
program carries less red tape and
paperwork than many similar state
initiatives.
And in a few short weeks, IDM,
which put up matching dollars,
received its grant.
Shoemaker said the total value
of the package, including the IDM
contribution, was about $68,000.
"It is really a big plus for the
company," Shoemaker said. "It's
such an important thing for them to
be able to diversify.
"We were pleased to be able' to
put (a grant) over (in Gulf County).
We would like to grow some jobs in
Gulf County."


Shoemaker said she continues
to work with Benoit to identify
potential sources of grant funding to
assist in IDM as it incrementally
grows and bolsters the presence of a
light-industrial base in the county.
"This is just the next step in a
series of steps to build the business
and hire more people in Gulf
County," Benoit said.
Benoit also noted the critical
importance to the business of sup-
port from the likes of McNair, Ross
and Shoemaker.
"(The grant) gives us a little
boost," Benoit said. "It's always nice
to have people in the coinmunity
who support what we are doing and
are interested in growing small
industry."


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shift in the not-too-distant,future."
Benoit said the grant will allow
to begin immediately training eight
or nine employees to operate the
laser.
Ultimately, the company will
add a second shift, adding jobs and
growing a business that defines
light clean industry.
The company had been seeking
assistance in criffing'g 'iiime ilgh-
ly-trained workforce almost since
the large laser, which will cut most
any material metals, plastics,
woods save glass to within five-
thousandths of an inch, was
installed last year.
The laser was seen as a tool for
expanding the business, burnishing
the core business by providing a
valuable tool for cutting sheet metal
used in air and vacuum machines,
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together to offer support to defray
expenses now incurred by
Richards' family. Jars for dona-
tions have been placed in local
businesses and an account has
Seen set up at Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union in Richards'
name for donations to assist the
family while its sole-supporter is
incapacitated. To donate or for
more information, call 227-1156.
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department is also beginning
a raffle, starting Thursday, to lend
a hand. The drawing will be on Feb.
16 for a $100 cash prize. The
department plans to hold two more
raffles consecutively to continue
the efforts.
Tickets for the raffle will be
available at most local businesses
in Port St. Joe or at the Highland
View Fire Department or by calling
Smith at 229-7009.
As of press time, Richards was
still.listed in `critical condition.


With the assistance of Alan
McNair of the county Economic
Development Council and Gary
Ross, a member of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Board, Benoit set to work
identifying potential assistance.
"There are incentives in the
state to assist in the training of new
workers," McNair noted.
.. EnteiWorkforce Florida :Inc., a
private company which administers
many programs previously housed
in the Florida Department of Labor
before that agency was dismantled.
Among its programs is one
which provides, with a local match,
grants to assist in training skilled
workers.
"The program is there to-help
companies stay up with new tech-
nologies," said Kim Shoemaker of
the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
"There is a priority given to busi-
nesses with less than 25 employees;
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adets Who Helped' Delores Patton Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
irthouse Employees First Presbyterian Church Coast Radio
tenance Department H. Higdon Swatts Grace Baptist Church
ilding Department Indian Pass Woman's Club Johanna & Perky White
tary & Middle Schools VFW Post No. 10069 Ladies Auxiliary Jimmie Poole
hild Development John C. Gainous VFW Post No. 10069 Debbie Sumner
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ealth Department Jeff Burgess
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atholic Church Andrea Williams
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George Duren(Piggly Wiggly)
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Tracy Yowell (Dollar General)
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ding, Company Leonore E. Kusch
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nderson Hannon Insurance Agency Helen Hamilton
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Flu Strikes Gulf County


by Tim Croft
It's here. Or at least the state
says it is.
The county has recorded its
first confirmed case of influenza,
Dr. John Agwunobi, Secretary of
the Florida Department of Health,
said this week, adding that it is
important that folks take precau-
tionary measures as the flu season
hits its peak.
The cases are isolated, nothing
potentially life-threatening, but
with influenza Type A and B
spreading like darkness after sun-
set, the mantra is err on the side of
caution.
"It's not a reportable disease,
but we've had some cases and we
are sending out the alert," said
Doug Kent, director of the Gulf
County Health Department.
The flu has already ravaged
several states in the Midwest and
Rocky Mountains, particularly
Colorado.
At least two dozen deaths have
been reported nationwide from
complications -from the flu.
Flu symptoms closely mirror
those of the common viral cold:
sinusitis, a temperature and possi-
bly some nausea.
Clear drainage from the nose is
indicative of a virus, Dr. Carol


Sutton of the Health Department
noted, which is generally only
treated by attacking the symptoms,
often with an antibiotic.
Sutton added that the real
danger comes as the body is fight-
ing off the flu, resistance is taxed
and the body becomes susceptible
to invasion by bacteria.
That, she added, combined
with high-risk factors such as
chronic lung or heart ailments,
diminished immune systems, is
where the simple case of the flu,
which typically runs its course in
48 hours, can become potentially
deadly.
"Clear drainage it's likely just
the flu or a cold," Sutton said. "But
once it gets some color, yellow,
green, that indicates it's bacterial
and they should come see us.
Health officials outlined a
series of steps folks can take to
reduce their chances of catching
the flu.
"In our county we face the flu
every year," said Doug Kent, direc-
tor of the Gulf County Health
Department. "As we begin this
year's battle, it is important that all
individuals take these precaution-
.ary measure to help prevent the
spread of the flu and all respiratory
illnesses which are common this
time of year."


Such measures include:
Wash hands often with soap
and water or an alcohol-based
hand cleaner.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
Do not share eating utensils,
drinking glasses, towels or person-
al items.
Stay home when you are sick
and keep sick children home.
Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are sick, if possible.
Avoid crowds and areas
where people congregate and are
likely to be sneezing and coughing.
The Health Department has
run out of the flu vaccine twice in
the past few months, but has a few
doses remaining for high-risk
patients.
Sutton and Kent added that
some private doctors may also have
vaccines available.
The state, which has received
more than 275,000 doses this year,
an increase of over 40, percent from
the number of Floridians vaccinat-
ed by the DOH last year, is empha-
sizing that only high-risk patients
should be vaccinated.
In part, Sutton noted, that is
due to the fact that the vaccine
does not reach full efficacy until
two to six weeks after vaccination.


Congressman Alan Boyd, State Rep. Bev Kilmer and other local community officials helped break ground on
Tuesday on the Geri-Care Assisted Living II facility at Beacon by the Sea.


Geri-Care Assisted Living Breaks Ground


The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 Page 7A


- Use Precaution


Meaning the flu season will be
all but passed before a vaccine
would be effective in a healthy per-
son.
High-risk individuals who
should be vaccinated for the flu
include:
Those 65 and older.
.* Residents and employees of
nursing homes and other long-
term care facilities that house per-
sons of any age who have long-term
illnesses.
Those six months and older
who have chronic heart or lung
conditions, including asthma; or
need regular medical care; or had
to be in a hospital for metabolic
diseases (like diabetes), chronic
kidney disease or weakened
immune system (including immune
system problems' caused by medi-
cine or by infection with HIV/AIDS.
Children and teenagers 6
months tq I8 years w ho are on
long-term aspirin therapy and
therefore could develop Reye syn-
drome after the flu.
Women who will be more than
three months pregnant during the
flu season.
Health care workers and other
individuals who should be vacci-
nated include:
Doctors, nurses and other
employees of hospitals, and doctors'
offices, including, emergency
response workers.
People who provide home
care to those in high-risk groups.
Household members (includ-
ing children) of people in high-risk
groups.
Children aged 6 to 23 months
and caregivers of children younger
than 6 months are also encouraged
to receive flu shots because chil-
dren younger than 24 months may
be at higher risk for complications
from influenza.
For more information about
the flu and steps to protect individ-
uals and families, www.cdc.gov.
In other news from the Health
Department, the medical alert for
West Nile virus, which covered 29
Florida counties, including Gulf,
has been lifted.
That decision was based on a
pronounced drop in new activity for
mosquito-borne illnesses as well as
falling temperatures.
S"There hasn't been any activity
throughout the state" over a period
of time, Kent said.
Agwunobi stressed a that while
the chance of contracting a mos-


quito-borne illness, such as West
Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis
(EEE) virus or St. Louis
Encephalitis (SLE) virus, is signifi-
cantly reduced, people living in
areas of high concentrations of
mosquitoes should still take pre-
cautions.
There was a total of 89 con-
firmed human cases, including six
deaths, of West Nile virus in Florida
this year.
That is more than three times
the 28 cases of last year.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), as of Dec 17 there had been
8,912 human cases of West Nile
virus reported from 46 states, with


211 deaths.
Nearly 500 dead birds were
found with West Nile in Florida,
along with more than 1,200 sen-
tinel chickens testing positive for
the virus.
According to the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, 117 horses in
the state contracted West Nile this
year, over 200 horses were infected
with EEE.
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human cases of West Nile virus this
year, including one death.
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Tuesday was a landmark day
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by the Sea campus in.,Port St. Joe
Beach and was anointed by local
dignitaries.
The ground-breaking ceremo-
ny for the new 15,000 square-foot
structure, accommodating approx-
imately 20 beds, signified the phys-
ical beginning of the second Geri-
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Beacon by the Sea campus. The.
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Congressman Allen Boyd, tak-
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and speaking at town hall meet-
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and all of the opportunity and sup-
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managing corporation of Beacon by
the Sea, told an expansive crowd
that, working with local and state
development organizations, he is
delighted to bring these much
needed services to Gulf County.
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build this facility, we are bringing
good jobs to this area as well as
providing a place for aging local
residents to live while being able to


stay close to the comforts in which
they have become accustomed,"
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services needed in this community
and look forward to, growing with
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extend a debt of gratitude to the
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Boyd--from Page 1


"We have had conversations
with him and he understands the
issue," Boyd said. "He has not draft-
ed a bill, yet."
Jason Quaranto, Boyd's legisla-
tive director, said Nelson wants to
help and has instructed his staff to
examine ways the senator can
assist.
Quaranto noted, however, that
the Senate has not been in session
since -before Thanksgiving and
therefore had not had been present-
ed with the opportunity to file a bill.
Boyd emphasized that he
remained committed to the legisla-
tion, defending his support even in
the face of some pointed questioning
by two county residents, who
argued against the bill based on,
among other issues, the impact on
other taxpayers, insurance rates
and sensitive lands.
Boyd said the focus should
instead be on the homeowners who
built on the pe and Indian Pass
under then existing rules, did all the
right things, and then got jobbed by
the vagaries of a pen swath on a
map in some office in Washington.
"We need some help," Boyd
insisted, drawing applause from the
vast majority of those present. "The
people who built under the existing
rules, they need relief.
S'This is what we are going to do.


I am committed to it."
Boyd, prodded by questions,
spoke about several other issues
during his hour-long meetings at
both ends of the county:
Beyond HR 3333, Boyd said
most of his'work in the upcoming
Congress will be centered on the
budget.
Boyd is a member of the House
budget-writing committee.
The country, he said, faced a
challenge in dealing with suddenly
skyrocketing deficits.
Noting that 16-17 cents of every
tax dollar goes toward servicing the
national debt, Boyd said he sup-
ported the calling of a summit in
Washington to create a plan "to
stop this red ink."
"The solution is you can't spend
more than you take in," Boyd said.
"We have to have a plan. We have to
control spending. But you have to
have the president and Congress,
Republicans and Democrats, work-
ing together.
"You don't want to send this
debt. down to our children and
grandchildren. I feel strongly about
that."
e He said the country needs to
look long and hard to find solutions
to the growing crisis in health care,
a thread linking just about every
one of his town hall nee tings. .


oe and Wewahitchka.
"No matter where I go in the
congressional district that is the
number one common theme, afford-
able accessible health care," Boyd
said. "We have a problem."
One illustrated by the 45 mil-
lion people who lack any kind of
health insurance, not to mention
the millions more who have inade-
quate health insurance plans.
Noting that former President
Bill Clinton attempted to create uni-
' versal national health coverage, and
was roundly defeated, Boyd said the
choices were rapidly shrinking.
Should the country continue to
leave health insurance for all to the
private market or "go to something
else," was the central question.
He expressed his support for
the Medicare overhaul bill, in large
part because of the prescription
drug benefit it offered.
While some argue that benefit is
too little, too narrow in its qualifica-
tion requirements, Boyd said it was
at least a start.
"We didn't have anything before
and now we have something," Boyd
said. "It's a good first step."
Boyd supported the presi-
dent's "No Child Left Behind" legis-
lation, but bemoaned the fact that
the money that was supposed to
help drive the initiative was not
budgeted.
He added that school officials
from throughout his district had
expressed their dismay with the bill
Su-arrnd-he would be working to try to
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Calling All Theatre Lovers


by Tim Croft
Have a little bit of ham inside
bursting to get out? A love of
grease paint and the spotlight?
Or just an attraction for the
theater experience?
The casting call has been
sounded.
An organizational meeting
which will be the first step in the
creation of a community theater
group in Gulf County will be held
at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan.
21, at the Sunset Coastal Grill.
Billed as a chance to map out
strategies for building a. communi-
ty theater group and assess the
local pool of talent, the meeting is
also an exploration of whether the
foundation for a troupe such as
the Dixie Theater cast or the
Panhandle Players is present in
this county.
"You have to find out if there
are enough people x\illing to get
the billTunnig.' said Ed Tiley, a
member of the Dixie -'heater play-
ers and the Gulf Alliance for the
Local Arts (GALA). "We are going to
show people, this is what it takes
to do this project. Do you have the
willingness to make it happen."
The initiative is the latest for
GALA, which in less than 18
months has fashioned the portrait
of a viable, thriving organization
dedicated to supporting the arts in
Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties.
A community theater.group is
a natural outgrowth of GALA's
work, a chance to expand arts
offerings while generating interest
in the varied palette of arts in the
community.
"A theater group brings people
together," Tiley said. "You can get
all kinds of synergies going. It's a
community-building exercise in a
lot of ways.
"A good community theater
group expands cultural awareness
in a community beyond a single
performance."


Ideally, the talent and dedica-
tion will be discovered to build
such a troupe in Gulf County, one
that would put on two to three
shows a year, providing folks in
the community with premium the-
ater at less than premium prices.
The key right now is gauging
the depth of that talent and dedi-
cation.
So, everybody who has a love
of theater, the arts or a desire to
be part of a community's culture
is encouraged to attend the orga-
nizational meeting.
Whether they want to hit the
stage lights or not.
"For every person on the
stage, there are generally five peo-
ple behind the stage" making the
production a reality, Tiley noted.
"It's the people behind the scenes
that make it happy.
"If you have any interest what-
soever you should come out. Mlild
curiosity and a little blit o6f ime.
that's all you really need."
GALA has chipped in $500 in
seed money which will allow the
group to get a show off the
ground.
Members of the Dixie Theater
and Panhandle Players communi-
ty theater groups have agreed to
act as something along the lines of
consultants, providing logistical
insight, etc.
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look at the task list, the things you
need to open the show, the things
you need to have to build a theater
group."
Irrespective of the turnout and
the talent level unearthed at the
organizational meeting, Tiley said
the group will do at least one
show.
"We are going to do a show,"
Tiley said. "I'm committed to that.
We just haven't decided on which
show."
That will depend in significant
part on what kind of local talent
Tiley finds. He said he will choose
a play to fit'the abilities and range
of the local players, a round peg
for a round hole, if you will.
And Tiley noted that the first
tentative steps have a way of
building momentum for communi-
ty theater.
'-[Harine that cro6d on open-
iat night. that makes jt all worth
it," Tiley said. "Success breeds
interest."


and is not entirely covered by all
insurances, though it is covered
by Medicare to a broader demo-
graphic.
Additionally, as success
breeds success, the hospital home
base can only help spread word of
his technique to areas of the coun-
try that may not be familiar with
his procedure or institute.
'"This has been his dream, to
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His dreams for the future of
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Bonati is well apace. toward
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
defeated Bay High 45-41 in the
championship game of the Bay
High Barnstorm Classic Tuesday
night.
The Tiger Sharks (4-4) raced
out to an 18-6 lead by the end of


Ash Parker tips in two points for
the Tiger Sharks.


the first quarter, and led 24-15 at .
halftime.
Raye Bailey led all scorers with
a game high 18 points. Bo Lenox
followed with eight.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 18 6 5 16 45
Bay 6 9 15 11 41
PSJ (45)- Raye Bailey 18, Bo Lenox
8, Antonio Smiley 7, AshParker 6,
Dion Henry 2, and Dennis.Warren
4.
BHS (41)- Gainer 10, A. Reed 4,
McGriff 3, Mason 12, and Rasberry
12.


PORT ST. JOE 52, RUTHERFORD 33
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2ND
The Tiger
Sharks improved
to 5-4 overall on
the season with
Friday night's 52-
33 victory over
v i s i t i n g Y: -
Rutherford.
Port St. Joe
raced out to a 19-
6 lead in the first
quarter, led 26-17
at halftime, then
outscored the .
Rams 26-16 in
the second half.
Raye Bailey ,
had 10 points
and seven --
assists, while Bo
Lenox also scored
10 points to lead
the Tiger Sharks.
Dennis Warren
followed with Raye Bailey I
eight points and wih 15 points, se
seven rebounds; sic assists in their
while" Antonio Mosley.
Smiley and
Daniel Welch
each added seven points.
Score by Quarters
Rams 6 11 5 11 33
Sharks 19 7 10 16 52
PSJ (52)- Raye Bailey 10, Ashton
Larry 1, Bo Lenox 10, Antonio
Smiley 7, Daniel Welch .7,, Dion
Henry 2, Thomas Webb 2, Dennis
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6.
PORT ST. JOE 52, MOSLEY 47
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH
The Tiger Sharks held off
Mosley in the final minutes of
Tuesday night's game, and came
away with a 52-47 victory over the
Dolphins.
Prt St. Joe (6-4) led 29-27 at
halftime, then outscored the
Dolphins 23-20 in the second half.
Raye Bailey led the Tiger
Sharks with 15 points, seven
rebounds and six assists. Antonio
Smiley followed with 13 points and
seven rebounds.
Bo Lenox added
eight points and
four assists,
while Ash Parker
also added eight
points respective-
ly. Thomas Webb
led the team with
eight rebounds.
The Tiger
Sharks ':will be
participating in
the Subway
Shootout Friday
Sand Saturday. On
Friday, Port St.
Joe will play Leon
at 9:00 p.m. ET
at Godby High
School. On
Saturday, the
Tiger Sharks will
play Holmes
d the Tiger Sharks County at 7:00
en rebounds, and ET at Ponce de
52-47 victory over Leon High
School.
Score by
Quarters
Dolphins11 16 7 13 47
Sharks 16 23 7 16 52
PSJ (52)- Raye Bailey 15, Bo Lenox
8, Antonio Smiley 13, Ash Parker 8,
Thomas Webb 2, and Dennis
Warren 6.
MHS (47)- Davis 4, Green, 6,.
Franklin 18, Williams 2'
Holsombake 11, and Drapel 6.


Thomas Webb battles for a rebound. He led the Tiger Sharks with eight rebounds.


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junior, completed 95 of his 170
pass attempts for 1,457 yards with
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tions.
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153 carries and scored 13 touch-
downs. He also had five receptions
for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
The Sharks finished the 2003
season with a 10-4 record, losing to
Jacksonville Trinity Christian in
the Class A state semi-finals. Port
St Joe defeated Chiefland in the
play-offs to claim the title of the
first ever North Rural School
Championship.


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Port St. Joe High School


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three wins this week
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WEWAHITCHKA 42, NORTH FL. 55
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2ND
North Florida Christian
outscored Wewahitchka 17-2 in the
fourth quarter to defeat the Gators
55-42 in Friday night's game.
The Gators (1-7) trailed 27-23
at halftime, then outscored the
Eagles 17-11 in the third quarter
to take a 40-38 lead.
Jamie McCorvey led the Gators
with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Johnny Jones followed with eight
points; while Trinit Myers and Trey
Goodwin each added seven.
Score by Quarters
Eagles 16 11 11 17 55
Gators 16 7 17 2 42
WHS (42)- Trinit Myers 7, Trey
Goodwin 7, David Edwards 5,
Jamie McCorvey 15, Johnny Jones
8, and Trannon Myers 6.
NFC (55)- Root 17, Moody 14,
Sanders 7, and Yates 13.
WEWAHITCHKA 39, R. F. MUNROE 48
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3RD
The Gators fell to 1-8 on the
season with Saturday's 48-39 loss
to R. F. Munroe.
Wewahitchka jumped out to a
13-10 lead by the end of the first
quarter, but trailed 25-20 at the
half.
Trinit Myers led the Gators
with 12 points. Trey Goodwin fol-
lowed with 11 points, and Johnny
Jones chipped in seven.
Score by Quarters
Bobcats 10 15 10 13 48
Gators 13 7 8 11 39
WHS (39)- Trinit Myers 12, Trey
Goodwin 11, Janne McCorvey 4,
Kody Bidwelll1, Johnny Jones 7,
David Edwards 4.
RFM (48)- Jordan 3, Phslmor 27,
D. Whigham 16, and A. Whigham
2.
WEWAHITCHKA 48, SNEADS 97
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH
The Gators fell to 1-9 overall on
the season and to 0-3 in District 3-
2A with Tuesday niaht's 97-48 loss
at Sieads.
David Edwa~dsiled all scorers


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Goodwin had 15 points, while
Johnny Jones added 11.
Wewahitchka will travel to
Blountstown on Tuesday at 7:30
CT for a District 3-2A game.
Score by Quarters
Gators 18 7 11 12 48,
Pirates 34 28 17 18 97
WHS (48)- Ben Jones 2, Johnny
Jones 11, David Edwards 20, and
Trey Goodwin 15.
SHS (97)- Reed 19, Patterson 11,
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PORT ST. JOE 28, MALONE 62
TED TUEisAY,JANUARY 61H' "
'rlThe Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 4-5 overall on the sea-
son with Tuesday night's 62-28
loss at Malone in their first game
after the Christmas break.
S The Lady Sharks trailed 36-19
at halftime, and were outscored
26-9 in the second half.
Gekeela Clemmons led Port St.
Joe with 14 points.
The Lady Sharks will be partic-
ipating in the Subway Shootout
Friday and Saturday. On Friday,
Port St. Joe will play Ponce de Leon


at 4.30 ET at Chipley High School.
On Saturday, the Lady Sharks will
play East Gadsden at 6:00 at Ponce
de Leon High School.
The Lady Sharks will then trav-
el to Vernon on Tuesday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 7 12 5 4 28
Tigers 26 10 16 10 62
PSJ (28)- Shawna Bond 8, Latrice
Larry 5, Tavia Register 1, and
Gekeela Clemmons 14.
MHS (62)- Collins 8, Miley 4,
McArthur 9, Russ 2, E. Smith 11,
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"My Creola" Makes Big Noise at Port St. Joe Marina


by Carly Johnson
The new year started off with a
bang, or boom, at the Port St. Joe
Marina on Sunday.
While Port St. Joe residents
have become accustomed to the
sonic-type noises and reverbera-
tions coming from the implosions
at the mill site, they were treated
to an explosion of some propor-
tions as Doug Brock's 37-foot Sea
Ray, "My Creola," rocked the
docks.
At approximately 4:30 p.m.
bystanders were treated to visions
of a flying engine cover and a flying
Brock as one of his vessel's
engines exploded on ignition caus-
ing small flames and a great deal
of smoke. Luckily, no one was
hurt.
SBrock, a part-time resident of
Locust Grove, GA, and Port St.
Joe, recalls that he had just
boarded his vessel and started
both engines and generator and
was letting them warm up while he
caught a bit of the ballgame-in the
salon. An alarm erupted when one
engine suddenly died. Brock then
returned to the bridge of the boat
to restart the engine and check the
gauges.
"Luckily I was on top and out
of the way of the engines because
soon after the engine restarted,
there was a loud noise and I woke
up on the bow of the boat," Brock
explained on Monday." I must
have an angel in my pocket."
Assistant Manager of Port St.


gathered fire extinguishers,
unplugged generators from other
boats hooked to the dock and put
the fire out before emergency
crews arrived. Brant credits these
folks for saving other boats in the
area from harm.
"Everyone worked really well
together," Brant said. "It was like
everyone on the docks had been


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"My Creola" made waves on Sunday at the Port St. Joe Marina after an explosion in one of its engines.


Joe Marina, Jan Brant, was stand-
ing outside the marina office when
she heard the boom and saw


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Sheriff's Report
December 23: Mary
Whittington, w/f, 47, Apalachicola,
possession marijuana, trafficking
in hydrocodone, possession con-
trolled substance X5, DUI.
December 26: Melvin Wymes,
b/m, 39, Wewahitchka, felony
DWLSR; John Vanswerington,
w/m, 51, Venice, child support X2;
Michael Spitzer, w/m, 46, Meana,
AR, battery; Jobbie Daigle, w/m,
24, Havana, possession marijuana;
David Edwards, b/m, 44,
Wewahitchka, uttering counterfeit
currency X2; Douglas L.
Strickland, w/m, 65, Howard
Creek, false imprisonment, aggra-
vated battery, tampering with evi-
dence. ..
December .29: Randall C.
Phillips, w/m, 21, Port St. Joe,
VOCC-possession controlled sub-
stance.
January 1: Stevie L. Johnson,
Jr., ,w/m, 21, Wewahitchka, DUI;
Windham R. Meredith, w/m, 53,
Wewahitchka, DUI; David Selman,
w/m, 43, Wewahitchka, DUI,
DWLSR.
January 3: Michael A. Ake,
w/m, 26, Wewahitchka, DUI;
James N. Lassiter, w/m; 21,
Wewahitchka, battery.
January 4: Alexander E.
Lynch, w/m, 21, Port St. Joe, DUI;
Chad H. Haddock, w/m, 19, Port
St. Joe, DUI, possession alcohol;
James R. Horton, w/m, 57, Port St.
Joe, DUI; Melissa A. Rhames, w/f,
30, Wewahitchka, criminal mis-
chief.
January 5: Aaron 0. Gray,
b/m, 20, Wewahitchka, trespass-
ing, resisting without violence,
theft.
Mexico Beach
Report
The Mexico Beach Police report
the following activity during the
weeks of December 22nd to
January 4th. During this time, the
department answered 686 calls for
service, investigated two assaults,
and one theft.
During this same time period,,
the officers investigated one traffic
crash involving no injuries and a
combined property damage 'report
of $2,000. The officers also issued
ten traffic citations and 16 traffic
warnings.


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made six arrests.
December 26: Tamra Jean
Lansford, Eastpoint, possession of
prescription drug w/o prescription;
DWLSR (knowingly).
December 28: Shawn Michael
Voyles, Port St. Joe, DWLSR (know-
ingly) and DUI.
January 1: James Matthew
Hodges, Mexico Beach, DUI-refusal
and possession controlled sub-
stance.
January 3: Shay Nichole
McHenry, Mexico Beach, domestic
battery; Derek Austin Taylor,
Mexico Beach, domestic battery.
January 4: Debra Gwen
Brown, Port St. Joe, DUI.


Brock flying from the bridge of his
boat, landing on the cushions on
the bow.
"I heard it, then saw all of the
smoke," Brant explained. "I called
into the office for someone to con-


tact the fire department and when
I looked back, people along the
docks had already started fighting
the smoke and flames."
Brant explained, that.
bystanders and other boaters


Forgotten Coast Home Build

Assoc. Kicks off in Gulf/Franklin


by Carly Johnson
The Forgotten Coast Home
Builders Association is preparing
to kick-off its yearly membership
drive in Gulf and Franklin
Counties.
Gathering all the folks associ-
ated with commercial and residen-
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including contractors, sub-con-
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lenders and real estate agents, the
association hopes to increase its
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part of a fire drill and prepared for
this. Everyone seemed to have a
job and it went very smoothly. It
could have been: much, much
worse if no one was here."
, No cause for the explosion has
been determined. The incident
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Chattanooga Star Returning

for Education River Tours


by Carly Johnson
RiverTrek and its flagship, or
river-ship as the case may be, the
Chattanooga Star, is returning to
the rivers of Gulf county for anoth-
er educational tour of its water-
ways.
With stops along the way in
Sneads, Chattahoochee and
Blountstown, this annual voyage
will dock in Wewahitchka and take
residents and visitors on one-hour
cruises along the Apalachacola
and Chipola Rivers, as well as por-
tions of the Dead Lakes, from Jan.
25-30.
RiverTrek, an interstate edu-
cational program that carries stu-
dents of all ages on journeys
throughout local waterways, seeks
to educate communities, and indi-
viduals of the importance of rivers
in society.
An educational voyage at each
port, this turn-of-the-century
replica side paddle-wheel boat was
constructed by the founding
brothers of RiveiTrek, Captains
Mike and Pete Hoseman, in 1982
and is making another tour
through the Panhandle for resi-
dents near and far to enjoy.
Now a certified non-profit
organization, the group charges
nominal fees to allow everyone to
experience what they haiJ3ve to
offer.
."We want to encourage and
invite everyone from these com-
munities to take part in this expe-
rience," Pete Hoseman said. "Now
that we are non-profit, we can
seek funding from other sources to
make sure all can appreciate this
adventure."
Making its third appearance in
its first five years to the rivers of
the .Panhandle, the Chattanooga
Star carries the young, and young
at heart, along the waters that
make up the river system.
According to Pete Hoseman,
seeing the expressions on stu-
dent's faces as they learn about
the importance of the rivers makes
all of the time away from home
worth while.
"Our primary target is stu-
denits of all ages," Pete Hoseiiidii
said. "Many of our guests have
never experienced how important
the rivers in their own backyards
are and this gives them a chance
to learn about these waterways
and protect and preserve them for
future generations. Many students
who take the RiverTrek experience
don't even realize they are learning
something about their area, but
we can see it in their faces;"


Pete Hoseman addeg that it is
important to let residents of these
river communities know what the
waterways provide.
According to Pete Hoseman,
the benefits to moving freight and
other large quantity materials via
waterway versus railways, high-
ways or airways, is. growing,
because it tends to be safer and
more economical.
The captains want to impress
upon visitors statistics of the effi-
ciency of marine transportation in
a manner that will relate back to'
everyday lives, while still keeping
visitors interested in the program.
For example, Pete states that
one gallon of fuel will move one ton
of freight two and one-half miles


Hoseman, is that traditionally,
waterways are located a distance
from large populations and do not
infringe on everyday life.
According to him, many people
who live in river communities,
such as Wewahitchka, Sneads and
Chattahoochee that RiveiTrek will
be visiting are not even aware of
the amount of cargo that travels
through their own area.
"Mostly we want to inform
people about land management
issues and increase awareness,
Pete Hoseman explained. "We trav-
el each year from Pennsylvania
though Florida and back again to
let people, know what treasures
these rivers hold. We want to cover
as much area as possible and will


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miles by rail and a staggering 500
miles by water. He continued to
explain that marine transportation
accounts for 16 percent of the
nation's bulk cargo and a mere
two percent of the nation's trans-
portation costs.
And as far as chemical trans-
port is concerned, one normal
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Also important, notes Pete


go where we need to go to get the
word out about one of the world's
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The Chattanooga Star will be
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11, Blounstown Jan. 13-18 and
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VFW Post Ladies Aux.

Recognized for Service


Barlows Celebrate 50th


Billy and Dorothy Barlow
recentlycelebrated'their 50th wed-
ding anniversary on December
20th, with a' dinner party in
Birmingham, AL, thrown by their
two daughters.
They are both retired Gulf


County educators, members of
Long Avenue Baptist Church, and
members of St.. Joseph Bay
Country Club. Billy is a member of
St. Joe Masonic Lodge #111. The
Barlows 'make their residence at
907 10th Street, Port St. Joe.


Tearing Down Fences to


Make Buffer Accessible


Tearing down fences can build
friendships and this Saturday it
can also provide volunteers with
exercise and a free lunch.
Volunteers are being sought to
help remove old fencing on the
state's buffer preserve along St.
Joseph Bay southeast of Port St.
Joe. People are needed to help
remove the old fences on the prop-
erty to make the land more accessi-
ble for hiking, biking and wildlife
viewing.
Making public lands more
accessible is one goal of both the
St. Joseph Bay State Buffer
Preserve and the Friends of St.
SJoseph Bay Pirseirves',. who'"ar'Y
cooperaUng on this project.
The work day is scheduled to
begin at 9:00 a.m. (ET),Saturday,


January 10th at the Preserve
Center, four miles southeast of Port
St. Joe at 3915 Hwy C-30. A rain
date has been set for the following
Saturday, January 17th.
.Work'gloves, tools and trans-
portation from the Preserve Center
to the work site will be provided.
Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves
will also provide lunch for all fence-
removal volunteers, provided they
register ahead of time.
To volunteer or obtain addi-
tional information, call 229-1787.


On Tuesday, December 23fd,
the VFW Post #10069 ladies auxil-
iary helped at the Christmas party
for the residents of Bay, St. Joseph
Care and Rehabilitation Center in
Port St. Joe. At the party, the
Center presented the ladies auxil-
iary with a beautiful plaque that
read, "Presented to VFW Ladies
Auxiliary Post 10069 in recognition
of dedicated volunteer service given
to the residents of Bay St. Joseph
Care Center, 2003."
Shown in the photo with the
plaque is left to right, Karen
Hanson, auxiliary member;
Barbara Strickland and Sheryl
Tyler, workers at the Care Center;
and Ginny Seefeldt, auxiliary mem-
ber.
On Tuesday evening, January
13th, the VFW Post #10069 and its
ladies auxiliary will be holding
their first meeting of 2004 at their

Looking for Blood!
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Center's Blood Mobile will be at
Port St. Joe High School on
Wednesday, January 14th, from
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donors
must be at least 17 years old, weigh
110 pounds and have a picture ID.
Residents of the Port St. Joe area
are welcome to go out and donate
as well.
The NWFL Blood Center is a
non-profit organization su pp)Iing
blood to panhandle area hospitals.


post home in Highland View at
7:30 p.m. ET. Refreshments will be
served following the meeting by
auxiliary member Margaret Barker
and Carolyn Groleau.


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I'ArI I L!I5


HOMES FOR.SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE 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 miny mqre amenities. This is a must see. Call
Susie! Wlte for more information.
MLS#96994 $425,000


105 5. 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, separateback-
yard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space. Great
rental potential. MLS#97155 $469,500. Call
Brenda Miller 850-648-5683.


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.


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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 Apalach.
MLS#97651 $299,900 Contact Mark Schultz
850-227-9600


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


Port St. Joe 526 6th St. 2 BR/1 BA home on
nice 50'X167' lot. Zoned Residential/Commercial in
great area. Many possibilities. $169,000.
MLS#98309 Call Ellen Allemore 1-800-
260-1137 or 850-647-8939


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


Cape San Bias Nice 3 BR/2 BA home with deed- 184 S. Oak Street Indian Pass. 3 BR/2'BA
ed gulf and bay access. The layout of this house is fan- Fantastic view of the gulf. Home is, in excellent condi-
tastic, great for entertaining. MLS#97313 tion. MLS#97868 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-
$295,000. Ask for Mark Schultz. 9600 $449,900


Park Point at Secluded Dunes This subdivision
offers lots with gulf access contiguous to the St. Joseph
State Park with community pool, paved roads and cen-
tral water. MLS#97138 Lots starting at
$179,900.


406 Nautilus Dr. Seashores S/D -i St. Joe 112A S. 37th Street, Mexico Beach
Beach. Beautiful and comfortable 3 BR/2 BA home in MLS#97468 Desirable end unit townhouse on the
quiet, nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceiling in living pier road. Completely furnished, good rental history. 2
room with fireplace. Decorator touches throughout. 4 BR/2 BA. Walk out the front door, and be on the beach
years old and well maintained. $289,000. in a few steps. Ready for the new owner. Call Brenda
MLS#97696 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext Miller 850-648-5683 Ext. 14 today.'
16 or 647-8939 $235,000

K1' NE'':


510 Maryland Blvd Mexico Beach 3 BR (or
4)/2 BA home, completely remodeled. Brand new
kitchen, granite countertops, tile floors, new appliances,
new AC, new yard building and boat port, new back
patio area. You won't believe it. MLS #98284
$240,000 Call Brenda Miller at 850-648-,
5683.


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 @
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4252


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 in ihis home makes it
nice. Call Carol for more information at 800-
451-2349 or 850-227-4252.


Great location to dedicated beach first
house on Desoto St.! 4 BR/3 BA immaculate and
well maintained with Gulf Vie,. from deck and master
Br deck! Ideal floor plan -iAh 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


636 Madison Street 3 BR/2 BA home with bay
view from the front yard. Screened in front porch and
large back yard with storage shed. Located convenient-
ly near church, and schools. MLS#98216 Ask for
Carol! $97,900


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


40 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach UNOBSTRUCT-
ED GULF VIEW 3 BR/2 BA home totally renovated
in 2001 replumbed, rewired, new appliances, win-
dows, front porch enclosed heated & cooled. Many
other improvements. Just move in and enjoy the view!
$575,000. Ask for Ellen. MLS#95491


216 Gulf Aire Drive At the beaches in Gulfaire
Subdivision. Short walk to dedicated beach. See the
Gulf from large screened porch! Well maintained 3
BR/2 BA home. Downstairs laundry-utility with CH/A.
Covered patio in back. Landscaped yard. Comfortable
and ready for year-round living or investment Pool,
tennis courts and playground privileges. $295,000 -
MLS#97578 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137
ext. 16 or 850-647-8939
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SUPER-SIZED TOWN HOME WITH SUPER
VIEWS. dne of a kind 7 BR, 4200 sq. ft. of living area
with 1,450 sq. ft. of decks. Huge living ropm 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


SPremier Quality
Pre-Construction homes

e Water Subdivision
on
St. Joe Beach
with Gulf View.

$345,000

Call Carol Bell at
850-227-4252 for more info.


Beacon By The Sea

This is an innovative new seaside community designed to provide active
and independent living with ready access to healthcare services. This col-
laborative effort between Bay Medical Center and Beacon Hill Therapy
and Wellness Center will offer residents a range of healthcare options
from single-family homes to town homes apartments. Ride by today and
view property.

Lots starting at $109,900.

Call Warren Yeager

at 850-899-7337


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


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PORT ST. JOE
* VGarrisoV liJ3iWt le to build
on. Many division.
Close to schools. MLS#97255 $79,500
* Southgate Subdivision Port St. Joe's
nicest residential subdivision. New Orleans style light-
ening, bric pa' ers homei..rners association. This lot
would be a great plibe tc. build ,,our dream h~om
$74,900 Call Susie White for more infor-
mation 850-227-9600
* Palm 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.
* Water front lot One of a kind lot in Wihdmark
Reach Lot #34 $685.000 :


* 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
*401 Plantation Drive Nice cleared lot sur-
rounded by lovely homes. This would be a great loca-
tion to build your dream home. MLS#97740
$75,000 :Call Susie White 850-227-9600

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
$14.900.


* 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 Landmg or Dougla 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. MLS#93026.

OVERSTREET
Hwy. 386 Wetappo Creek 3.45 acres, 121'
hwy. x 1,285, 98 ft. on the water with high bank,
aoorox. 8 miles to the beach! Call Patricia for


more info. MLS#97412 $180,000.

C-30
* Beautiful bay view lot in Treasure Bay
Subdivision. Federal Flood available.
MLS#97493 $174,900 Call Susie White
227-9600
* Hwy C-30, Gulf Pines Area This gulf view
lot can be used for commercial or residential use.
MLS#94532 $239,900

CAPE SAN BLAS
* The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas,Gulf view
Lot#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.
SBay front CapeSan 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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Knights of Pythias Winners


Jessie Johnson and Jonathan
Knight were the big winners in the
double prize give-a-way recently
held by R.A. Driesbach, Sr., Lodge
#77, Knights of Pythias. Mrs.
Johnson won the first prize of a 19"
color TV, ticket #234, and Mr.
Knight won the second prize, a
DVD multi-format player, ticket'
#092. The prizes were awarded


es preservation of the sanctity of
the home, the protection of its
members, the elevation of the stan-
dard of citizenship, and the uplift-


Senior Citizen Drawing Winners
George Duren (center) of the $40.00 gift certificate. Not pic-
Duren's Piggly Wiggly awards win- tured, George, and Donna De
ners of the cookware, Brenda Troyer, co-winners of the $100
Garth (left) and Ron Steventon
Garth (eft) and Ron Steventon grocery grand prize. Mrs. DeToyer
(right), their prizes on Tuesday, grocery grand prize. Mrs. DeToyer
December 30th. Ms. Garth won elected to donate her prize back to
the $60.00 and Mr. Steventon won the senior citizens.

Seniors Have Taco Salad Sale


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious mouth watering taco salads
on Friday, January 16th, from
11:00 a.m. until 1.:00 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center. The cost for each salad will
be $4.00, which includes chips,
iced tea,,cake, and a salad..
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast. Realty and the. senior citi-


zens will be taking orders until
3:00 p.m. January 15th. Call 648-
1010 or 229-8466 to place an
order. There will be deliveries to all
businesses from Port St. Joe to the
beaches.
The proceeds will be used to
help pay for meals and the Helping.
Hands program. The senior citi-
zens thank the community 'for
their support.


Jesse Johnson, the proud win-
ner of a 19" color TV, is shown
accepting the prize from Clarence
Monette, Lodge member.

December 23rd, just in time for
Christmas. The drawing was a
fund-raiser to benefit the Knights
of Pythias Education Scholarship.
Te oo ohe motto of the Knightsof
Pythias is: Friendship, Charity,
,and Benevolence. The Order teach-


Chancellor Commander Frankie
Fennell (right) presents Jonathan
Knight with a DVD player just in'
time for Christmas.

ing of mankind.
The members of R.A.
Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 would
like to thank all who took part in
the drawing through the purchase
of tickets and donations. A special
thanks to George Duren of Duren's
Piggly Wiggly for his generous


Volunteers Needed to Assist Seniors


The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens are in need of a'volunteer
or volunteers to help deliver hot
meals daily. The volunteer will'
Work Monday through Friday,
from 10:30 a.m. CST to approxi-
mately -12:30 p.m. CST.
Volunteers are paid 32 cents per
mile.
The person currently doing
the meal route will be taking a two


Jayda Arianna Gray:
Jayda Arianna Gray was born
December 30th, at 1:49 p.m. at.
Bay Medical Center. Jayda.
weighed five pounds and eleven
ounces and was 19 inches long.
Proud parents are Amanda


to three month vacation. Training
will be provided. The route is
north to Stone Mill Creek and
south to Lands Landing.
SAnyone interested, in volun-
teering. is asked to call 229-8466
or 639-9910. The goal is to recruit
one to five volunteers so only one
day a week would be completed by
each volunteer.


Lyrm Feltrop and Aaron Gray of
Wewahitchka, She w\'as i:elqcp.qed
home by' her grandparents.
Vanessa and Johnny Nobles, aunt
Jessica Feltrop. and un-cles
Johnathan and Mathew Nobles.
Jayda is also the granddaugh-
ter of Syl\ia and Clyde Gray and
John and Rosa Feltrop She is the
goddaughter of Ayeasha and
Travis Myhand. all of
\Wewahitchka.

Jason Isbell Named

To Dean's List
Jason Isbell has been named
to the Dean's List for the Fall Term
2003 at Knox College. Galesburg,
IL. His selection for the Dean's List
reflects his high academic achieve-
ment during the past term, and is
determined each term on the basis
of a student's earned grades.
Jason is the-son of Ron and
Wendy Isbell of Port St. Joe, and
Janet Isbell of Casey, IL.


Properties For Sale

By Owner
LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riherfronr Propert lu-i o'ff H%\, 67. 12 nile. North ofCarrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with prn. t boat landings $100,000 and up. Also V2 to,
1 acre parcels with deeded access to landing with 100 foot of river frontage adjoining
State Forest $12 500 and up. '
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. Hundreds of acres to
choose from. Located in and around.Sumatra in developer friendly Liberty County.
Endless possibilities. With zoning already in place. Just 25 miles from coast up Hwy 65.
Prices n-lain'g r $i6000 per acre. Also have se eral homer a\ jllable in area'.

670-9133 or 653-5681


TRAIN TO BE A CORRECTIONAL
OFFICER


STARTING SALARY $28,462
PLUS GREAT BENEFITS

GULF/FRANKLIN CENTER
DAY CLASS STARTS
JANUARY 26, 2004

CANDIDATES MUST BE AT
LEAST 19 YEARS OLD, HAVE
A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR
A GED AND A FELONY FREE RECORD

FOR INFORMATION, CALL GULF COAST COMMUNITY
COLLEGE'S GULF/FRANKLIN CENTER AT 227-9670


GCCC Is an EA/EO Institution


Juai Carlos Nixon
Juan Carlos Nixon was born
December 27th at 4:36 a.m. at Bay
A"didioal. Juan weighed six ,poyds
n."rc ounces and \'.- as 20 mnc'
long.
Proud parents are Bill and
Yadira Nixon of St. Joe Beach.


Brady Turns One
,Brady David Gainous celebrat-
ed his first birthday on Januarn
3rd, at his home in Wewahitchka
with a Bob the Builder theme.
He is the'son of Tommy and
Heather G(amnous. brother offTavlor.
and nrandsVTi of Charles- id lMary;
Holley, Carolyn Strickland all of
Wewahitchka, and John and Sheila
Gasnous of Panama City. Brady
turned one on December 30th.


Patton Read
Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Patton, a large bulldog, buckskin-
brindle color (pictured). Ruby. a.,'
grown semi-longhaired spaniel;
Jiggs, a 7-8 month old female bull-
dog mix puppy. Princess, white
with orange spots, 18 months old
(pictured); Mindy, a brindle bull-
dog mix puppy three and a half
months; Dudley, a dark brown
male long hair; Marcel, a golden
retriever mix.
Marcus, a tabby male kitty, 6
months old; Homer, a black/white
kitty about nine to eleven weeks;


ly to M irch
"Cee Cee, '5 month bld tri-colored
female kitty: Cli-di. tabby kitht 4
months old: and a large number of
kittens. Please come see!
During the month,, of
December, 19 dogs and three cats
were adopted, and 29 dogs and
five cats were euthanized: eleven
doAs and 2 cats were returned to
owners. For, more information,
contact the St. Joseph: Bay
'Humane Society at 227-1103.'or
visit the Humane, Society's web
site '' : at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


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


Unit
Size
6x9
7x9
8x10
8x12


Monthly Tax Total


Rent
$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00


$5.14
$ 5.79
$ 6.37
$ 6.50


$ 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50


Unit
Size
9.5 x 8
10 x 20
12 x16
11 x 18


Monthly Tax
Rent
S 93.00 $ 6.05
$174.00 $11.31
$167.00 $10.86
$172.00 $11.18


Total

$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


8 x 20 $110.00 $10.40 $170.40
Note: There is a one time administration fee of $10.00 Rent is due on the 1st
o f the month, delinquent after the 5th. Tenant suppies e~.lop,.Opetn"
Sunrise to Sunset. Other times of entry by special permission only.


Classroom Subscriptions S O and The Star
Prod Community Foundation
Provided by Community FoundatiOn


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Washington Winner In Boys
II Men Cash Give Away


Elaine Ernst Retires from St.
Joseph Bay Country Club
Elaine Ernst retired from her family and friends to help celebrate
position as club house manager for her retirement. She received many
St. Joseph Bay Country Club effec- lovely gifts, among them, Kenny Pe Ps S w 2
tive January 1st. Wood's retiree "crutch"-a walking
At the membership apprecia- cane with horn and rearview mir- Panha dle Piecemakers Show 23
tion dinner given on December ror. The employees also presented
14th, Elaine was presented with a Elaine with a scrapbook of pictures Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt ranging from family heirloom to
gold pelican denoting the club logo showing club members, employees Club will hold a quilt show on handcrafted wedding gifts. A vote
as well as a plaque thanking her for and scenes of the golf course so Friday, January 23rd and will be given for each viewer's
the many years of service to the that she will remember everyone. Saturday, January 24th. Coldewey choice. The public is invited to go'
country club. Everyone wishes Elaine and Hall at St. James Episcopal and cast a vote for their favorite.
On December 28th, the club- her husband, Wayne, the best and Church on 22nd Street, Port St. The Attic Window. pictured is
house employees had a dinner for hope that they have many good Joe will host this show. Club mem- a quilt that was made by one of the
Elaine, inviting club members, times together. bers will display a variety of quilts club members in the past.


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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOOL, 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.cor,


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


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


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

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


James Elliot Costin
Jimmy Costin, the youngest of
the late Cecil G. Costin, Sr., and Lola
Pridgeon Costin, passed away
,Saturday, January 3rd, after a long
battle with cancer. The services were
held on Monday, January 5th, at the
First Baptist Church with burial at
Holly Hill Cemetery. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Taunton
Family Children's Home in
Wewahitchka.
Born in his parent's home'on
Monument Avenue, he was a lifelong
resident of Gulf County. He graduat-
ed from Georgia Military Academy
and Florida State University.
Jimmy was predeceased by his
wife, Pat Smith Costin; his sister,
Marjorie Carr; and two brothers, Cecil
G. Costin, Jr., and Ashley M. Costin.
Jimmy is survived by his wife,
Cathy Costin; his son, Jim (Donna)
Costin; his daughter, Allison Tatum;
their grandmother, Mattie Smith; and
his four grandchildren, Tom and
Craig Costin, Ray Tatum and
Alexandria Robinson. He is also sur-
vived by his sisters, Dorothy (Mel)
Magidson. Sara (Duane) Wlliamson:
and two sisters-in-law, Margaret


Costin and Sylvia Costin; his favorite
aunts, Naomi Brock and Marie
Costin, and numerous cousins,
nieces and nephews.
All services were under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.
Thomas (Tommy) McGlon
Thomas Rayborn (Tommy)
McGlon, 61, of Wewahitchka, passed
away on Sunday, December 14th, at
Gulf Coast Medical Center. Tommy
was employed with McKenzie Tank
Lines, where he was accidentally dis-
abled in 1994.
Preceding him in death were his
parents, Alvin and Beatrice McGlon;
and sister, Peggy Starling.
Survivors include his wife of 41
years, Tweda McGlon; his children,
Thomas Al McGlon, Julie Pippin and
husband Rodney, Todd McGlon and
Denny McGlon and wife Tracy; three
grandchildren, Jill Pippin, Rodney
Pippin Jr. and Breanna Marion; and
one sister, Alva Lee Parker.
Funeral services for Mr. McGlon
were held Wednesday, December 17th
at the Westside Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka with the Reverends.
Johnnie Newton, Nick Davis, and
Derrick Gerber officiating. Burial fol-


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

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

++ ST. JAMES'

+4 EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
ivww.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St.,Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"O taste and see that the Lord isgood: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you! Cr
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
m.07u3 D'D ...* .'7Mm ^ ww w w .......- ..F.axon


First Baptist Church


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
u.Jdd Caswell, Minister ofMusic & Education
Alechael Rogers Minister to Students
Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & ,11:00 am
i ..I Disciple Training ................. 6:00 pm
E\enng Worship ............... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fn: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET


K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" >

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

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



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


lowed in Roberts Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the building fund of either
the Dalkeith Baptist Church or
Westside Baptist Church.
Southerland Family Funeral
.Home was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Lawrence "Larry" White
Lawrence R. "Larry" White, 85,
passed away on Friday, January 2nd,
in Panama City.
Mr. White was born in Franklin,
Indiana on June 5, 1918, and came to
Florida.at the age of 19. He graduated
from Franklin Community High
School in 1935 and attended the
University of Indiana. Mr. White
retired as an engineer with the Corps
of Engineers after 42 1/2 years of
service. He was a past member of
East Bay County Kiwanis Club, and
was a member of First United
Methodist Church, Wewahitchka.
He was preceded in death by his
father and mother, Andrew and
Josephine White; and a sister Kay
Casson. Also proceeding him in death
was a step-son, Clay Lister Cox.
Mr White was a kind and gentle


man who spent his retirement years
in devotion to family and friends. He
leaves his loving family which
includes his wife, Eddie Belle Lister
White; his grandchildren, Donnie Cox
and fiance Rose Gunther, Gary Cox
and wife Stacy, "Baby Girl" Tanja Cox
Oliver and husband Tim; two great-
grandchildren, Kane Cox and Chase
Cox; and a niece Jan Stewart.
'Funeral services were held at
First ,United Methodist Church
Sunday, January 4th, conducted by
the Rev. Harry Johnson. Intement fol-
lowed at Jehu Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to First United
Methodist Church.
All services were under the direc-
tion of-the Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka branch chapel.
Curtis Williams
Curtis Williams,. 86, passed away
January 3rd, in Rockport, Texas. He
was..born February 28, 1917, in
Cooks Bayou, Panama City. He was
the son of William Allen Williams of
Crestview, and Berta Williams of
Wewahitchka.
Mr. Williams made his home in


Church of Christ

at the Beaches

314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study ....................10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship ........ .. .. ........... 11 00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study .......... .. 7.00 pm EST
S "WE WANTTO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUB LIFE"



f+ + ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


. 3 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
"" dIb g 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .
Us, Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.,
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m. o
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. N
*Sunday School'- L
*Young Children 0

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron: Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr Bld.


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

Blighllantb tideh Iaptitt (11 urlc
582 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
S Morning Worship 11:00'a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FAS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD O CHURCH HIS WAY! Olscipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ,
Constitution andMvonument -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 Youth Ministries'
6:00 p.m. Heather Smith
7:30 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
Robin7:30 p.m.Downs
Robin Downs


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


St. James Auction & Rummage Sale


St. James Episcopal Church
announces that it will have an auc-
tion and rummage sale on Saturday,
January 31st, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m.
Pictured is a three piece christen-


Wewahitchka for the past 23 years
after living many years in Houston,.
Texas. He was a retired residential
carpenter and loved woodworking. He
was a very kind and loving man, a
devoted husband, father, and grand-
father, and was a faithful member of
First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka.
Mr. Williams was preceded in
death by his devoted wife of 22 years,
Mildred Sumner Williams.
He is survived by three daugh-
ters, Pat James and husband
Kenneth of Waco, Texas; Marayan
MeHaffie and husband Don of
Houston, Texas; and Audrey Wyatt of
Ro ckport. Tdxas. one sister. Helen


ing dress created by Gayle Landrum
of Bainbridge, GA. Valued at $350, it
is donated to help raise money for a
commercial dishwasher which St.
James desperately needs to continue
in some of its ministiies.


Kreamer of Decatur, GA; nine grand-
:hildiren: numerous great-grandchil-
dren nieces and nephews:
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, January 7th, at First
Baptist Church in Wewahitchka, offi-
ciated by the Rev. Kenneth James,
assisted by Jerry Porter. Interment
followed in Millville Cemetery,
Panama City. Memorial contributions
may be made to First Baptist Church
of Wewahitchka building fund in Mr.
Williams' memory.
All services were under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home,
Wc'.lahitchka branch chapel.


Saturday Night Seminars
A presentation of Truth fir Troday' Mlinistrier & Long .Aenue Bapnst Church
Each Saturda) Beginning .an. 2-1 froim 6 0O pm-- 3l pm
First Seminar Terrorism, Holy War, & the Holy Bible
(3-part series 1 2--2 -' teacher Lelder Bruce Duty
Future topics: Bible:Fact or 'ActrI,'n. H, looscxutllran: .lbolit on.i Liberalism,
Depression, Can God Bless America? And more.

*PowerPoinl*
By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor
SLong Avenue Baptist Churchb
Danger Zone ... Herbert Mountain, my wife's Gr.iriJti, wa .:i:Firiit._l, a
middle of the road driver. He drove that' i. -ie jalopy .1- !i cl:; dwn -h.i o[r.:..t of
Kansas City as if he owned them. When I .:on-:e ild 1i- !- replied, "I do own
them, I pay taxes don't I?" I just chose nct r,. ride -.t h!li ii too dangerous.
It is ironic that Kim's grandfather We I:l. I.1 I',' .i middle of the road driv-
', ,: .... r years I ,- l 'Mr. I l. i, i fibre; & neither ish'is
",.'l., i T & n miss 1M.i'f/ '"'" ..
Friend, please stay.oIff the middle ground or middle 'of'tH road of life. If you
don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. Don't believe me? Ask Jesus, who
said, "I am the way, the truth, the life and no one comes to the Father, but through
Me!" Or, "I wish you were cold or hot,' but you are lukewarm..." God said, "You
shall have no other gods before me." Please, d.:,n r L b middle'of the road. It's a dan-
ger zone for you & others.
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: 7:00pm




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


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


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola...... Panama Cily
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401 "
Sunday Bible Study ................. 9:tJ 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:
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820


RASEA BAPTIST CHURCH
Cuwrently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED


Sunday:
Sunday School
Worship
Small Groups


For more
information:


9:00
10:00
6:00


Wednesday:


Night 7:00 "


227-1180
twww.graceeagles.org


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Alien Boyd. From January 1997
through spring of 2003, Norton
traveled with Congressman Boyd
and served in many capacities for
the Congressman, operating out of
Panama City, Tallahassee and
Washington, D.C.
Over the years, Norton said he
learned a lot about this area's
small towns, their residents and
the business needs of the area.
The transition into business devel-
opment, he said, is a natural fit for
him. "I've been in community rela-
tions for seven years, I've met the
people in this area, I know what
concerns them and I understand
the potential for growth in this


McGlon Family Extends Thanks


We would like to extend our
sincere gratitude for the kindness
shown to our family during this
difficult time. To those who sent
flowers and cards, to those who
visited with us and brought food,
and most importantly, to all who
lifted us up -in prayer, we express
our heartfelt thanks. In times of
loss, it's comforting to have the
love and support of the communi-


Hamilton Family

Expresses Thanks
To the community of Port St.
Joe and others. Thank you for
your love and support that you
showed us during our breavement
for my wife and our mother, the
late Winnie R. Hamilton. Special
thanks to New Bethel Church fam-
ily, Gl1ria Langston, Angel Julius,
Class of '88, '91, and '97. God
bless you and keep you.
James B., Marvin Sr., James
T. Sr., and Sherri Hamilton


ty, friends, and church family.
A special thanks to Bro.
Johnnie Newton, Bro. Nick Davis,
and Bro. Derrick Gerber who min-
istered to our family in this time of
loss. A special thanks also to the
staff of Gulf Coast Medical Center
and Emerald Shores Health and
Rehabilitation Center for the care
given to Tommy during his illness.
You have all been a blessing to us.
With grateful hearts,
The McGlon Family

Corkers Say Thanks
The family of Charlotte
Lamone Phillips Corker wishes to
say thank you for every minute
spent, every word spoken, every
condolence, every kindness
shown, every prayer prayed, every
service rendered, caring services
performed by ministers, Covenant
Hospice, doctors, nurses, co-work-
ers, social services, and everyone.
The family humbly says thank you
and God bless you.
The family of Charlotte
Lamone Phillips Corker

Word of Thanks From

Skipper Family
Please accept this note of
heartfelt thanks for all the
prayers, visits, phone calls, food,
flowers, cards, and every act of
kindness that was shown to us
during the loss of our loved one,
Bobbie Jo Skipper. Without the
love and support of our family and
friends, we could not have made it,
through the Christmas holiday
season. May the Lord reward each
of you greatly.
Tommy, Linda, Brandon,
Blake, and Megan.


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Enterprise Zone
Development Agency will meet Thursday,
January 15, 2003, at 12:00 noon, E.D.T. in
Room 307 of the Robert M. Moore


Administration Building,
Courthouse Complex.


Gulf County


The public is welcome to attend.


Publish January 8, 2004


Port St. Joe native James P.
(Jim) Norton has been hired to
head up Business Development for
Coastal Community Bank (CCB).
Norton, 37, will oversee many
aspects of development for CCB,
including economic development
planning for Bay, Gulf and
Franklin County. He will also
serve as a Senior Vice President
for CCB-operating primarily out
of the Port St. Joe branch which
opened earlier this year in down-
town Port St. Joe.
Norton is a familiar name to
many in North Florida. Up until
recently, he served as District
Representative to Congressman


Norton to Head Business Development for CCB $71o,
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Joe office of Coastal Community
Bank, located at 206 Monument
Avenue or by calling: 227-7722.
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area. Moving into the business
development aspect for Coastal
was a natural extension of what I'd
already been doing-helping to
build businesses and developing
relationships with folks through-
out the region."
"And," he said, "moving home
was a perk too. I never quite let go
of this area," said Norton, a 1985
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, (and a member of that
infamous 84-85 PSJ Shark foot-
ball team that won a state cham-
pionship).
"I'm a local and I know what
it's like to be a local in a small
town. But at the same time, I've
met a lot of newcomers to our area
and can appreciate what it's like to
be an outsider just trying to settle
in to the good life we've enjoyed
here all our lives. My job is to let
them know that there's still time
to be a local...."
Norton is a graduate of the
Jones School of Law at Faulkner
University in Montgomery,
Alabama. He is also a graduate of
Troy State University, holding a
Bachelor and Master's degree.
A member of the First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe,
Norton is an active member of the
Port St. Joe Lions Club and has
served consecutive terms as a
board member of the .Panhandle
Chapter, American Red Cross.
Norton is the son of Port St.
Joe residents Charles and
Caroline .Norton-Charlie, a,
retired St. Joe Company manager
and Caroline, a retired educator.
Jim Norton is the middle son of
three boys. His older brother Bill is
a Colonel stationed at Tyndall Air
Force! Base, and his younger
brother, Joe practices law in
Fairhope, Alabama.
You can meet Jim Norton by
dropping by the temporary Port St.


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Nemour building at the corner of
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year old historic structure will
become the Port St. Joe Branch
office of Coastal Community Bank
this spring.,
Coastal Community Bank was
founded in the Spring of 2001 by a
group of 55 businessmen and
women from throughout Gulf,
Franklin and Bay Counties.
Coastal purchased Apalachicola
State Bank in March 2001 and
now has six offices stretching from
Carrabelle to Panama City Beach.
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LOTS:
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850-229-2777.
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Registration for Lifelong Learning


Underway at Gulf/Franklin Center


By David Adlerstein
As Education Encore gears up
for its sixth session offering enrich-
ment classes at the Gulf-Franklin
Center for adults over age 50, sev-
eral members of the faculty are
being utilized from talented experts
in the area.
Apalachicola's Laura Moody,
who chairs the all-volunteer advi-
sory council that plans and imple-
ments the curriculum, said that
with the recent arrival of snowbirds
from the north, enrollment for the
six-week Wednesday morning pro-
gram could exceed the 118 adults
who took part in last spring's ses-
sion.
Registration is now underway,
and ends January 19th. The pro-
gram runs January 21st to
February 25th on Wednesday
mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Classes are held in each of three
time slots-from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.,
from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and from
11:00 a.m. until noon.
An orientation reception for
Education Encore will be held
Wednesday, January 14th at 1:00
p.m. in room A101 in the Gulf-
Franklin Center, part of Gulf Coast
Community College. Students will
have a chance to learn more about
the program as well as to meet the
instructors and fellow students.
Three St. George Island resi-
dents will be among the 11 instruc-
tors teaching courses during the
spring session.
In the earliest time slot,, land-
scape architect Kent McCoy will
teach "Backyard Gardening: North
Florida Conditions," which serves
as a beginner's guide to basic gar-
dening for local conditions. Another
St. George Islander, Thom Lewis,
will teach "Bird Watching and
Identification" during that time
slot, a course suitable for students
with all levels of birding skill and
intended to provide a basic famil-
iarity with where, when and how to
identify birds.
Also offered in the early time
slot will be a course on the history
of the Panhandle counties of Bay,
Gulf and Franklin, taught by news-
paper columnist and book author
Marlene Womack. The course
replaces one that was taught last
year by Prof. Wayne Childers and
will focus on the region's history
from the earliest European explor-
ers, through the Ci\vl War and up
to the present day.
Also offered during the early
time slot is a 'course on
"Computer-Basics," taught by Bill
Barker and limited to 20 students;
as well as "Area Fishing 101," a
course on saltwater, freshwater
and shore fishing in local waters,
taught by Port St. Joe fisherman.
Marvin Ray and featuring several
guest speakers.
In the second time slot, Barker
will repeat his course on
"Computer-Basics," again limited


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to 20 students. St. George Island
resident Tom Adams will again
teach the course in "Beginning Tai
Chi" that he introduced last spring.
This course, designed for those
with no previous Tai Chi training,
will instruct students in the com-
plete 24-posture sequence of Yang
Style Short Form, a low-impact
exercise shown to improve circula-
tion, flexibility, strength and bal-
ance.
Eastpoint resident Dawn
Radford, a published author and
creative writing instructor, will
teach a new course "Spanish for
Travelers" during this time slot.
Designed to teach useful phrases
and simple ways to converse with
Spanish-speaking people, this
course requires a textbook and
English-Spanish dictionary.
Another new course in the mid-
dle time slot will be "Music
Appreciation," focusing on how to
sharpen the ability to listen to
music and grasp its melody, har-
mony, rhythm and form. John
Anderson, a retired professor emer-
itus and choir director of the First
Methodist Church of Mexico Beach,


will instruct this course.
The last course option in the
middle time slot will be Watercolor
II, a hands-on course in painting
techniques that will culminate in
each student completing a paint-
ing, ready to frame. Emma Boleyn,
a watercolorist from Cape San
Blas, will teach this two-period
course, which also runs through
the third time slot and which is
limited to 15 students.
In the third time slot, Barker
will teach a computer course on
"Internet and Email" for those stu-
dents who have already completed
the basic computer course or its
equivalent. This course is also lim-
ited to 20 students.
Another computer-related
course will also be taught during
this third slot. Apalachicola pub-
lisher Ed Tiley, an author of sever-
al works on computer program-
ming, will teach "Microsoft Word
Processing" for those who have a
basic knowledge of computers. The
course, limited to 20 students, will
show how to use the MS Word soft-
ware program to its full potential in


creating professional-looking
reports, brochures, flyers, catalogs,
letters and other documents.
Adams will teach "Beyond
Beginning Tai Chi" during this
third time slot. Intended for those
already familiar with Tai Chi, the
course will focus on proper breath-
ing and flow of movement and
include selected Chi Gung exercis-
es.
Shirley Brown, a photographer
from Panama City, rounds out the
course offerings in this third time
slot with "Digital and Basic
Photography," which covers the
history of photography, camera
operation and maintenance, com-
position, lighting and restoration.
The course includes a field trip and
students are asked to supply a
camera, film and developing.
Fee for Education Encore
Spring 2000 remains at $60,
regardless of whether a student
attends one, two or three courses.
For more information, call 1- (800)-
311-3685 ext. 3823 or go to the
website at
http://lll.gulfcoast.edu/encore


Public Health Professionals:


Invisible to Most, Strangers to Many


By: John O Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A.
Time magazine recently named
"The American Soldier" as its "2003
Person of the Year." In Florida, the
ensuing applause was deafening.
One would be hard pressed to find
a state as deeply supportive of its
military as the Sunshine State. I
congratulate the editors for their
magnificent choice.
A mentor, musician, volunteer
or preacher? A doctor, politician,
pioneer or teacher? If you were
asked to nominate someone for
"Floridian of the Year," who would
you select?
If I were ever asked to choose a
nominee for "2003 Floridian of the
Year," I would honor a soldier of
sorts, yet no less a warrior.
Invisible to most, a stranger to
many, my choice battled valiantly
all year long to promote and pro-
tect the health and safety of every-
one in Florida. My nominee would
be the great "Florida Public Health:
Professional." The fine men and
women who make up this dedicat-
ed corps of public servants have
long deserved but rarely received
our collective recognition for their
hard work. Recent years have over-
flowed with unprecedented public
health challenges, but through it
all, Florida's public health profes-
sionals stood tall.
Public health responded to
many environmental health haz-
ards this year. Whether fecal bacte-


ria in the sea, dioxin in fish or
arsenic in wells, these profession-
als threw themselves into the fray
with an enthusiasm born of their
desire to save lives.
Today, Florida breathes easier
in the knowledge that its public
health professionals displayed
excellence and dedication in their
response to the very real .threats
posed by the SARS and influenza
outbreaks of 2003.
The ubiquitous mosquito pro-
vided a number of opportunities for
public health professionals to
prove their mettle this year. At all
points on the Florida compass, our
public health crew helped the state
navigate through seasonal squalls
of West Nile Virus and Eastern
Equine Encephalitis. In South
Florida, malaria reared its ugly
head only to have it decapitated by
the very capable Palm Beach
County public health battalion.
A. .-Even as hordes of.mosqulfoes
tried to inject us with their deadly.
diseases, swarms of public healdt
professionals inoculated thou-
sands of their fellow Floridians
against smallpox, meningitis,
influenza and hepatitis.
In this new world of weapons of
mass destruction and bioterrorism,
we have come to appreciate that
public health is our weapon of
mass defense. Public health sen-
tinels line the ramparts of our
homeland, alert and poised to
respond. Today few states can


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public health army as that which
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In the face of such an extraor-
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jly expected our public health pro-
fessionals to waiver in their com-
mitment to basic public health
services, Whether it was tobacco
use, obesity or HIV/AIDS, public
health professionals redoubled
their efforts to reduce the number
affected or at risk. They continued
to deliver comprehensive refugee
'health services to our newest
Floridians wlile ensuring access to
primary health care for our poorest,
Floridians.
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commitLnent rand hard work pro-
moting and protecting health and
safety in Florida throughout 2003,
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By: Lori Price
The work ethic is a cultural
norm that places a positive moral
value on doing a good job and is
based on a belief that work has
intrinsic value for its own sake.
Like other cultural norms, a per-
son's adherence to or belief in the
work ethic is principally influenced
by socialization experiences during
childhood and adolescence.
Through interaction with family,
peers, and significant adults, a per-
son learns to place a value on work
behavior as others approach him in
situations demanding increasing
responsibility for productivity.
Based on praise or blame and
affection or anger, a child apprais-
es his or her performance in house-
hold chores, or later in part-time


jobs, but this appraisal is based on
the perspective of others. As a child
matures, these attitudes toward
work become internalized, and
work performance is less depend-
ent on the reaction of others.
Children are also influenced by
the attitudes, of others toward
work. If a parent demonstrates a
dislike for a job or a fear of unem-
ployment, children will tend to
assimilate these attitudes. Parents
who demonstrate a strong work
ethic tend to impart a strong work
ethic to their children.
Another significant factor
shaping the work attitudes of peo-
-ple is the socialization which
occurs in the workplace. As a per-
son enters the workplace, the per-


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Trail


By: Virginia Bathurst Beck
Well, here I am finally a resi-
dent of Florida. I was a long time
getting here but I am here to
stay-that's if ya'all will have me.
I'll not tell you how long that trip
took because then you'd know
how young I am. I'll just say that I
am at the perfect age-"some-
where between 29 and you don't
need to know".
MEAGER BEGINNINGS
I was born in Sioux City, Iowa
when the country was in the
clutches of the Great Depression. I
was the fifth of six children. For
those of you who are too young to
know what the depression was, I'll
just say that it was a time when a
quarter pound of hamburger
could feed a family of eight. '
hloin would make a kettle' of
gravy with"the ground beef for fla-
vor. She'd then make a slew of bis-
cuits and and half a peck of boiled
potatoes. That often was our sup-
per. Since rice was cheap and
apples free (if we could find them),
we often had rice pudding for
dessert. Fat pork and.navy beans,
was another frequent meal. To cel-
ebrate occasionally, we had mut-
tonchops that sold for five cents
per pound. In those days, if the
dairies had extra milk at the end
of the day, they would park a
truck in our neighborhood with
big containers of milk. Anyone
who brought a jug could fill it free.
Our diet contained lots of milk!
We didn't know that we were
under privileged or that we lived in
what, by today's standards, was a
ghetto. We just called it our neigh-
borhood. We didn't have much of
anything except an abundance of
love and guidance from our par-
ents. That's really what counted in
the long iun. I wouldn't change
my beginnings for anything.
FAMILY AFFAIR
I met my husband, Dan, when
he was discharged from the army
and we were married a year later.
His first career was as a barber.
He worked first in Norfolk, then
West Point til he and his brother


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bought a shop in Blair. Those were
all towns in Nebraska. Like a good
wife, just as Ruth in the Bible did,
"where he wenteth, I followed." By
then we had our three children
(now known as "baby boomers").
Dan worked for 23 years as a bar-
ber then formed his-own construc-
tion company. I worked in Omaha,
Nebraska for Northwestern Bell.
ICE AND SNOW
The snow that we looked for-
ward to as a kid so that we could
play "Fox and Geese" became
quite a hazard to us when we had
to drive to work 30 miles. Some
times we were forced to put chains
on the tires to make any headway.
In the wintertime, we started tak-
ing all our vacations and even
leaves, to spend as much -tir4e as
pbssible'-in 'he sunny south.
NO WATER
I have always loved water, so
we took an early retirement and
bought a winter, home on Falcon
Lake in Zapata, Texas. Zapata is a
small town about 50 miles south
of Laredo on the Rio Grande river.
Falcon Lake was created in 1952
as a joint venture between the
U.S. and Mexico. A dam was built
on the Rio Grande to form a lake
that would furnish plenty of water
for agriculture etc. in the area. It
worked fine for a while, but in


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recent years due to the drought, a
recreation lake .holding water
upstream and the Mexicans
damming up their -tributaries and
using more than their share of
water, Zapata now has a grass
lake under its Veleno bridge. As
the lake shrunk, so did the econo-
my-especially the real estate.
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE
Three years ago we came to
Mexico Beach to visit our son who
lives there. We stayed in a town-
house on Highway 98 facing the
bay. Can you imagine a better
introduction to this area? I went
for a walk each morning on the
beach at 6:00 a.m. The white sand
and all the shells enthralled me.
Besides the bay, we found that the
area had an intercoastal waterway
and numerous rivers and lakes.
T ere was no chance di all the
water drying up. I fell in love with
the place on the spot. I felt that if
I couldn't be happy here, I could-
n't be happy anywhere.
We bought a building lot in
Port St. Joe that year, and had our
home constructed the following
year. As they say, THE REST IS
HISTORY. I haven't for a second
lost the first thrill of being on the
Gulf of Mexico in Florida.
For me this is really the "END
OF THE TRAIL."


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 Page 9B


MLK Commemoration at GCCC Jan. 16th


ceptions and reactions of others
tend to confirm or contradict the
work attitudes shaped in child-
hood. The occupational culture,
especially the influence of an "inner
fraternity" of colleagues, has a sig-
nificant impart on the attitudes
toward work and the work ethic
which form part of each person's
belief system,
Among the mechanisms pro-
vided by society to transfer the cul-
ture to young people is the public
school. One of the functions of
schools is to foster student under-
standing of cultural norms, and in
some casessto recognize the merits
of accepting them. Vocational edu-
cation, for example, has as a stated
goal that it will promote the work
ethic. Inculcation of good work atti-
tudes should be one of the highest
priorities for education.
In the absence of early social-
ization which supports good work
attitudes, schools should not be
expected to completely transform a
young person's work ethic orienta-
tion, but enlightening students
about what the work ethic is, and
why it.is important to success in
the contemporary workplace,
should be a component of educa-
tion.

Class of '94 Plans
10-Year Reunion
The Port St. Joe High School
class of 1994 will be having their
ten-year reunion the weekend of
June 25th-26th. Class members
are encouraged to contact Brant'
Bizek as soon as possible at
brant.bizek@amedd.army.mil or
(210) 661-3947.


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laws and environmental issues that
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MLS#98150 St. Joe Beach
So close to the Gulf! 2 bedroom, 1 bath sitting on
an incredible lot with dedicated beach access
across the street. Irrigation well and private park-
ing in rear. Only $365,000


MLS#97391 Port St. Joe
Perfect opportunity for development. House sits
on 2.99 acres. Great things are going to happen in
the Simmons '50,000
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Community College, Mr. .Watkins
earned a Bachelor's degree in
Communication Arts from Florida
State University and a Master's
degree in Educational Technology
from the Florida Atlantic
University. Mr. Watkins has worked


as an on-air announcer and voice
talent for several local radio sta-
tions and served as a broadcast
journalist of the United States
Army.
For additional information, call
Mary Barker at 872-3815.


Gulf Coast Community College
will.conduct a Martin Luther King,
Jr. Commemoration Day program
on January 16th at 10:00 a.m. CT
in the Amelia Center Theatre on
campus.
The scheduled speaker for the
event is Frank L. Watkins, Jr.,
Administrative Director of Business
Technology at Indian River
Community College in Fort Pierce.
Mr. Watkins oversees the degree
and certificate programs in busi-
ness administration and marketing
management at,the college, as well
as insurance, real estate, restau-
rant management, culinary arts,!
accounting, agriculture, golf course
operations, early childhood devel-
opment and the Indian River
Community College Women's
Program.
A graduate of Gulf Coast

Great Gospel

Music at Jubilee

Weekend Jan. 30
The 6th Annual Emerald Coast
Southern Gospel Music Association
"Jubilee Weekend" will be Friday,
January 30th and Saturday,
January 31st at the Marina Civic
Center, in Panama City, 6:00 p.m.
CT each evening.
The groups that will be fea-
tured include: The Perrys, Brian
Free & Assurance, Bibletones,
Gann Brothers, Neysa Troutt, Big
Mo, Cricket Lee, Undivided,
Tammy Kirkland, Bryan Brothers,
Victory Road, Glorybound, One
Accord, Fortress, Heirs of Grace,-
Legacy, Ruby Horton, The Reeves,
Joy Ministries, Dennis Arnold, and
talent search winners.
Tickets are on sale at area
Christian book stores for $10.00 in
advance or $12.00 at the door.
Children six and under are free
with parent or adult. For senior
group rates or information, call
(850)-769-8654 -
There will be a talent search on
Saturday morning, seminars start-
ing at noon on Saturday, and a
Saturday afternoon artist show-
case. On Thursday evening there
will'be a "Beacon Awards" banquet.


Gulf Transportation

Disadvantaged Board

Mets January 14th
The Gulf County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board announces a
meeting to which all persons are
invited. The agenda will include the
Community Transportation Coord-
inator's Quarterly Operational and
Financial Report, Commission for
the Transportation Disadvantaged
Report, and Staff Report.
The meeting, will be held on
Wednesday, January 14th, at 2:00
p.m. ET at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive,
Port St. Joe.
For more information, or for
special, accommodations at the
meeting because of a disability or
physical impairment, contact Van
Bailey at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council 850-674-4571.


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(850) 227-4183
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C-30E. Travel 6 miles. Watch for "BP station" on right. House is on right shortly
after BP. Look for balloons on sign.

Beautiful new bayfront three bedroom, three bath home on Cape San
Blas. Bonus "activity room" could be fourth bedroom. "X" flood zone
means no flood insurance required! Overlooks Pig Island in St. Joseph
Bay. Walkway to the bay goes through beautiful nature area. Deeded
Gulf access. Upscale finishing details, lots of cabinets and ample storage
area and storm shutters. Stop by and fall in love with this wonderful
vacation home. MLS#95928.
Call Sammy Thompson at 850-527-9348 or
Paulette Cleare at 850-527-9349.

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MLS#97112 Wewahitchka
Possible commercial opportunity. 2 bedroom, 2
bath situated on three nice sized lots. Could: be
zoned commercial if city approved. Total tract size
is 275' X 149'. Priced to sell $125,000

VACANT LAND
MLS# 98085 Wewahitchka Interior Lot
$30,000
MLS# 96467 St.Joe Beach 1 block from
Gulf $125,000
MLS# 97029 St. Joe Beach Gulf View
$499,900
MLS# 97912 White City Canal Front
$995,000
MLS# 95579 Wewahitchka 171 acres
$1,550,000


MLS#93562 'Cape San Bias
Beautiful bay front home! 3 bedroom, 2 bath
recently remodeled. Extra large lot with boat stor-
age. Enjoy the views from the screened porch,
decks, gazebo or pier. $995,000



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(866) 648-1011 1 (850) 227-1010
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Port St. Joe 2 BR/2BA Florida Cottage on Large Lot!
New central heat/air, new interior plumbing, new electri-
cal service, new vinyl windows. Fireplace, hardwood
floors, Florida Room, Dining Room,MLS # 97380.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach &
Surrounding Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!

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1999 Chrysler Town &
Country van, Limited, 50,000
miles, leather, one owner.
Mint! $9850. 960-4464.
ltcl/8

1995 Jeep Wrangler, soft top,
AC, one owner, 45,000 actu-
al miles. $7450. 960-4464.
ltcl/8

2002 Yamaha V-Star Classic
650. 1500 miles in excellent
condition $5,500. Call 899-
3030. 2tcl/8
1999 Dodge Intrepid, one
owner, 4 door, AT, AC, V6,
mint condition. $4950. 960-
4464. Itcl/8
1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme,
one owner, 4 door, AT, AC,
V6, low miles, mint. $ 3750.
960-4464. ltcl/8-
1996 Nissan Pick-up King
Cab, $4,500. 647-8399.
ltpl/8

1995 Nissan Maxima, AT,
AC, V6, one owner, mint con-
dition. $4450. 960-4464.
ltcl/8

1999 Olds Intrigue GLS, AT,
AC, 4 door, sunroof, leather.
$5950. 960-4464. ltcl/8
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue,
great cond. LV $8,500, sale
price $7,500. Call Jo'
, Clements 639-6464 or 227-
1221. ltcl/8
2000 Pontiac Grand Am, 4
door, AT, AC, low miles, one
owner, $5950. 960-4464.
ltcl/8

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, AT, AC, V6, excel-
lent condition. $4450. 960-
4464. ltcl/8
1996 Ford F250:, ext. cab,
4WD, excellenIt shape.
$9,500 call Phil 227-2112.
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1999 Chevrolet full, size
Premiere conversion van.
Loaded! One owner. $7950.
960-4464. 'tcl/8
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup,
extended cab, 4X4, AT, AC,
V6, mint condition, one
owner. $7950. 960-4464.
ltcl/8


1988 Mercury Grand
Marquis. $1000 obo. Runs,
needs work 647-5253 or
527-7102. 4tp12/18
Now accepting bids on the
following repo vehicles. 2000
Buick Regal LS 76M. 2002
Dodge Neon 40M. Emerald
Coast Federal Credit Union.
850-227-1156. tfcl2/11






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




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Zoned Commercial- 1200 sq
ft. all new. Great for office or
small business. On Hwy 98
Mexico Beach. Call 647-
2570. 2tpl/8
For Rent, Commercial Bldg
in Oak Grove, 840 sq ft, Also
includes storage building,
Recently Remodeled, $650
per month, Please call 850-
527-5708 3tcl/8
Warehouse w/2 'A/C offices
and bathroom has large roll
up door and standard access
door, full concrete floor, price
includes all utilities $700.
600 sq ft. warehouse $250.
850-762-8030 or 850-709-
7304. 4tpl/8

3BR/2BA mobile home.
Living room and den w/fire-
place in Wewahitchka, very
private. $500 per month plus
deposit: Call 639-4570.
'Vry special Cape San Blas
house on bay.'dock
Furnished 3BR/1BA. Pets
allowed. $850 per month:
Call 850-227-5312. or 850-
229-9353. 4tpl/8
Available in February. 3BR,
3.5 bath bayview home in
PSJ. 2500 SF on 1/2 acre:
$975/mo. plus deposit. 227-
7988. 4tpl/8
House' for Rent, Two
Bedroom, One Bath, 2411
Oak Grove. Great For Small.
Fanily. $650 per month plus
iutihoes, Please call 850-527-
5708 3tcl/8
Spacious 3 bedroom, 1lbath
house with large kitchen and
living area Central air/heat.
One block from the water in
SHighland View. Double car-
-port. $750 a month with
deposit. Call 229-9766 or
229-8211 and ask forRuss.
tfcl/8


Newly remodeled 2 bedroom,
1 bath house with front deck
in Oak Grove. Central
air/heat. $525 a month with
deposit. Call 229-9766 or
229-8211 and ask for Russ.
tfcl/8
Mexico Beach Very nice
3BR/2BA house, garage,
fenced yard, years lease $875
mo. $400 sec. dep. refer-
ences required call after 5:00
pm 647-5792. 2tpl/8
Wewa mobile home,
2BR/1.5BA. Chipola river
front. new carpet, new cen-
tral heat and air, very nice.
Call 647-3159. 3tpl/8
3BR/2BA w/enclosed front
porch in PSJ city limits. $600
mo., minimum 1 yr; Lease.
$300 security deposit & ref-
erences required. No Pets.
Call 229-9333, 9-5pm.
2tcl/8

2BR/1BA duplex 705
Woodward Ave. $425 a
month $425 sec. dep. 850-
527-8996 tfcl2/04
Warehouse rental space
available. Great for storage or
business. 1000 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcll/6
Small Office Spaces for rent.'
Call Phil at 227-2112.
tfc6/5
Available 5 Jan 04, at Mexico
Beach. New 2BR/2BA house
w/nice gulf view, w/CH& A.
Furnished/unfurnished
1,000 mo. w/12 mo agree-
ment. Call 648-5905 after
6pm central., 2tpl/8
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., nfur-
nished units available. -,For
more info call 850-229-2706
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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
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-.
er/dryer hook-up.
.r* 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


6021 Hwy 98, Tyndall
Parkway 3 bed/2 bath BAY
FRONT home located on
approx. 2 acres with a 2 car
detached garage. All appli-
ances are furnished. $1,000
a month. Call Hambrick
Realty, Inc. at (850) 648-
1102 for more info or stop by
3001 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach,
FL. ltcl/1


2 pc sectional couch, light in
color, accents' of blue and'
mauve, very good condition,
$350. 227-1568 2tp1//8
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7






Huge, huge yard sale Jan 10- .
Corner of Santa Anna &-
Alabama, St. Joe Beach.
ltpl/8

Sat. Jan 10 8:30 till. 130
Gulf St., St. Joe- Beach.
Furnitutnid, lb-n 1; dishes.
and lots of misc. 1 1,'8






Help wanted 'for grounds
maintenance, grass cutting,
sprinkler work, modern
maintenance and repair. Call
229-2706. 2tc7/8
Home health 2-3 days a
week. Assist elderly lady.-.
Experience with insulin
shots. References and dn\vers
license a must. 648-8602.
ltpl/8

Boom Truck Driver.
Experienced only. Class A or
B license required. Must
have good driving record.
Apply in person to: Bayside
Lumber, 516 First St. Port St.
Joe, FL. tfcl/8


Wanted Meal
deliverer/custodian. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens
have an opening for a meal
deliverer/custodian at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
Center. This position
requires a high school educa-
tion, at least 18 years of age,
have own transportation,
and minimum car insurance.
The position requires'ability
to work with senior citizens,
keep logs, be dependable.
The position is 20 hours a
week, 'Monday through
Friday, 10:00 am until 2:00
pm CST. The applicant must
pass a background check,
and drug test. Applications
can be picked up at the
Wewahitchka Center from
9:00 am until 1:00 pm
Monday through Friday. The
deadline for applying is
January 16, 2004. Please
Call 639-9910 or 229-8466 if
you have any questions.2ic/sB
Experienced cook wanted -
Sea Level Cafe. 647-9199
tfcl/1

Warehouse Man FL Driver
licenses, heavy lifting, handy
man abilities. Part time to
start. Afternoons and Sat.
Adult minded and courteous
only. 227-1251. 6tc12/18
Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.19/4
AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfcl0/30
Experienced cook and wait-
staff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining & Boss
Oyster. Please apply in per-
son: 123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfcl0/9
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,,
Inc., PO B'dx 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
ffc6/5

Liberty
National Life
Is expanding its opera-
tion and is looking for
upwardly mobile people
to fill insurance sales
positions. Fringe bene-
fits package, two retire-
ment funds, health
insurance. paid vaca-
tion, convention trips
and more. No experience
necessary. On-the-job
training. Requirements:
integrity, good work
ethic. insurance license.
and the desire to earn
$50K+ peryear. Contact
Hines Robertson,
763-6629 EOE


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

Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star.Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfc10/2
Office Manager needed for
financially stable homecare
agency. Full-time position.
Responsible for supervision
of clerical staff and'oversight
of medical payroll data entry.
Good communication, orga-
nization, and analytical skills
are -necessary. Business
classes or college degree
desirable, but not required.
Please mail or fax resume to:
Maye Fuze, Administrator,
NHC HomeCare, P.O. Box
146, Port St. Joe, FL 32457-
0146. Fax# 229-2725.
3tcl/1
Bay St. Joseph Care
is now hiring the following:
(1) Full time 3/11 nurse
RN preferred.
(1) Dietary Relief cook
Housekeeping & Laundry
Aides
Also starting in Jan 04 -
monthly CNA class will be
offered
Apply to:
220 9th St.
Port St. Joe, -FL
tfc12/18






!'Vamaha electric golf can. Exr
coiqdiuon $1.250 firm. Call
648-6491. 2tpl/8
Portable Kenmore dishwash-
er. Good condition. $125 or
best offer Call 229-8572.
Itpl/8

Contour treasure white mag-
nolia fine china. Service for
12, with six extra cups, serv-
ing pieces included. $1,500
827-2503. 2tpl/8
Four days in Orlando with 2-
day Universal passes and
three days in Daytona Beach
front. Paid $399 must sell
$179 obo 321-239-8510
2tpl/8

2 wheel chairs, one quad
cane, one'walker and bed
side toilet. $250 for all, or sell
separate. Call 229-8092.
2tpl/1,

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Eight Lesson Bible
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Learn how to become a
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Send your name & address
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For Sale 256 Hurd Street-
Wevahitchlka (F1slh
Subdl\'iionl 1998 Double
Wide S4 acre. above ground
pool, carport, new front and
back decks. Call 639-9340.
$77,500 2tpl/8






2 1/4 acres 4(1 1/2 acres
open,_ and 3/4 woodland).
Ready for home. No land-
scaping needed 20x40 gold
fish pond and liner. Off of
lands landing Rd. in Wewa
$28;000. 639-6713. 4tpl/8
For sale by owner 3BR/2BA
house on St Joe Beach with
gulf view. Shown by appoint-
ment only. For more info call
850-647-5092. 4tpl/8
75 x 175 lot on Marvin Ave,
behind Post Office. Ready to
build on with water meter
installed Call 850-827-4292.
2r..pl//8
FOR SALE BY OWNER:
3 bedrooms, 2 bath I-home for
sale on 2 lots. Corner of 20th
Street and Lonr Avenue, this
is a spacious home .-ith a
great.back yard andprivacy
fence Cio:iO1 to schools. hos-
pital. ard ,churches. Olnl\ 3
blocks romn th Bay N-ewly
added master bathroom.
Over 1600 sq. ft. This is a
must see home! Call for
appointment 227-3714.
tfcl2/25

204 Hwy 98 MB. Cute update.
beach cottage across from
dedicated beach. 2 screen
porches and elevated sun-
deck, new, 3 car garage
$425,000. Joan Lovelace.
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. i cllf/6
6677 Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach. Nice 2BR home
w/screen porch on 2 beauti-
ful corner lots. 2 blocks from
beach. $259,900. Owners
Anxious. Joan Lovelace.
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6


By owner 3BR/2BA remod-
eled home with 2BR/1BA
duplex on same lot. 1402
Long Ave. $259,900. 229-
1340. tfcl2/4
St. Joe Beach 6930
Alabama Ave. 4BA/2BA
home 2 corner lots, pool,
rental space for camper, pri-
vacy fence. $295,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
.Harmon Realty 800-239-
4959 local 527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfcl2/11

7201 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach.
Gulf front 1/2 duplex.
2BR/2BA fully furnished,
adjoins dedicated beach.
$595,000. ,Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6
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
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

Beach lots St. Joe Beach,
Summer Place Subdivision.
Gulf view, pool, $195,000 -
Mexico Beach Hwy 386 1.5
blocks to beach. $95,000.
Joan Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-239-
4959 local 527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfcl2/11

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


1993 Jayco 9 1/2 ft. truck
camper, air, etc. $750 or BO.
865-368-3488. Can be seen
at St. Joe Park #22. 2tpl/8
1991 Alum A Lite, 5th wheel
trailer. 35' DBL slide, air, etc
- $7,000 or BO.:865-638-
3488. Can be seen at St. Joe
Park #22. 2tpl/8






Cleaning services for hire.
Honest, dependable, plus ref-
erences. Home, office, or
vacation home. Call Dawn at
648-6850 anytime, ltpl/8


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Apalachicola
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Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
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FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

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GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone ~ Mobile

850 850
229-8651 227-8024


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather; Pendiilum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165

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Appliance Repair
VEmergency Service. Available
VWarranty Work For All Major Brands
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2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2004 PAGE 11B



MINUTES ...... GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Need To Get Away? What
about your four legged kids?
Pet owner/lover, (with 5 yrs
pet care exp.) will make
house visits. Also offered:
Security checks, mail pick-
up and plant care. Exc. long
term refs. Call Diana 227-
3411. 2tcl/8

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







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAUREN H. COX and wife, ELAINE C.
COX.
Plaintiffs,
vs. CASE NO. 03-510CA
DAVID L. HUTCHINSON and wife,
CHRISTINA M. HUTCHINSON
and if deceased, their unknown heirs.
devisees, grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by, through,
under, or against him; and all
unknown natural persons if alive, and
if dead, or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors, or other par-
ties claiming by, .through, or under
those unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other person claiming
by, through, under or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity named as
a defendant; and all claimants, persons
or parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named
or described defendants or parties or
claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in or to the lands hereinaftei
described,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID L. HUTCHINSON and wife,
CHRISTINA M. HUTCHINSON
and if deceased, their
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
him; ,and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or
not known to-be dead or alive,
their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, and credi-
tors, or other parties claiming
by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors
in interest, trustees, or any
other person claiming by,
through, under or against any
corporation or other legal enti-
ty named as a defendant; and
all claimants, persons or par-
ties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any
of the above named or
described defendants or par-
ties claiming to have any right,
title, or interest in or to the
lands hereinafter described,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose on a mortgage to the following
property:
LOT 23 in Block 1, Unit No. 1, accord-
ing to the Official Map of Ward Ridge,
Florida, on file in the Office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Floridii
0,;, l R 1 -
rnj. I.,:.- j:.- : ._:.i ,iP, a rr. .,u _e
,* -l' r.-,:: ilj' -., i:.. J r, .i.,,r,
L.Gioiello, Esq.. whose address is Post
Office Box 1987, Panama:City, Florida
32402, on or before January 14, 2004
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiffs attorney or Immediately
thereafter, otherwise a,default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 15th day of December,
2003.


Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
publish Dec. 25, 2003, Jan. 1. 8.15,
2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 03-79 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
DONALD REED NICHOLS,
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
DONALD REED NICHOLS, deceased,
File Number 03-79 PR. a testate estate
.pursuant to decedent's Will dated
November 25. 1996, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Plorida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The name and address
of the Personal Representative and his
attorney are set,forth below.
All interested persons are required to
file WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF THE FIRST SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, any
objection by an interested person on
whom notice was served that chal-
- lenges the validity of the Will, the qual-
ifications of the Personal
Representative, venue or Jurisdiction of'
the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration January 1.
2004.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLTZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ BRADFORD REED NICHOLS
4116 Bridgemont Lane
Lexington, KY 40515
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
publish Jan. 1 & 8. 2004
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLOIRIDA
CIVIL ACTION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, ACTING
SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQUICREDIT COR-
PORATION TRUST 2001-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GREGORY C. CLEMONS, et al,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO. 2003-445-CA
DIVISION
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE -IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final 'Judgement of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated December 22, 2003
and entered in Case NO. 2003-445-CA
of the Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit'in and for
GULF County, Florida wherein'THE
BANK OF NEW YORK, ACTING SOLE-
LY IN ITS CAPACITY.AS TRUSTEE FOR
EQUICREDiT CORPORATION TRUST
2001-2, is the Plaintiff and GREGORY
C. CLEMONS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GREGORY C. CLEMONS;
STATE OF FLORIDA-DEPARTMENT
OF REVENUE: are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at LOBBY OF'THE GULF:
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM,
on the 22ND day of JANUARY 22.
2004. the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgement:
COMMENCING AT THE NE
CORNER OF SECTION 1 AND
RUNNING SOUTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 70.00 FEET;
THENCE S 88 DEGREES 33'
W, A DISTANCE OF 619.04
FEET; THENCE "'S 01
S.DEGREESW27',.E,, A:, pIS i;
STANCE OF 332.60 FEET TO
THE POB; THENCE S 01
DEGREES 27' E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 80.00 FEET;
THENCE S 88 DEGREES 33'
W, A DISTANCE OF 150.00
FEET; THENCE N 01
DEGREES 27' W, ALONG
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY
OF APOLLO STREET, A DIS-
TANCE OF 80.00 FEET;
THENCE N 88 DEGREES 33'
E, A DISTANCE OF :150.00
FEET TO THE POB, SAID
PROPERTY LYING AND
BEING IN THE NE 1/4 OF


SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
A/K/A THE SOUTH 42.5
FEET OF LOT 9 & THE
NORTH 37.5 FEET OF LOT
11 MILLVIEW ADDITION
UNIT NO. 3, UNRECORDED.
A/K/A 111 Apollo Street,
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 -
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 22, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
publish Jan. 8 &15, 2004


MINUTES

GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


OCTOBER 28, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
GULF COUNTY HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION
Commissioner Peters requested
that the Chairman submit a let-
ter to the Gulf County Property
Appraiser regarding raising the
homestead exemption amount.
County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed that the Board approved
an .additional exemption for
Senior Citizens and disabled res-
idents. Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed raising the homestead
exemption amount to
$50,000.00. After discussion by
members of the Board;
Commissioner McLemore
requested that this issue be
tabled for further review. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to submit a let-
ter to Property Appraiser Colbert
regarding this matter.
ST. JOE COMPANY / DONATION
Upon request by Chairman
Traylor, Bill Williams, of the Gulf
County Health Care Committee,
and Clay Smallwood, of the St.
Joe Company, appeared before
the Board to report that the St.
Joe Company has partnered with
Sacred Heart. Mr. Williams stated
that the St. Joe Company has
donated property on Highway 98
for Sacred Heart to build a health
care facility in Gulf County.
.Chairman Traylor thanked Clay
Smallwood and Bill Williams for
working on this project. Clay
Smallwood, of the St. Joe
Company, discussed the partner-
ship with Scared Heart, and
assisting them in a effort to pro-
vide advanced healthcare in Gulf
County.
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 7:24
p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 10, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of Cqunty
COmin i-'_.'.n.r me, trn hir- ijae in
ipecd"l 'ses'hion ith th..ilollow. nrg '
members present C Ijlrmian
Billy E. Traylor, Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore and Jerry W. Barnes.
Commissioner Carl W. Fox was
absent.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance


BILLY E. IRA1LOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK


Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Official Brad
Bailey, Emergency Management
Secretary Stephanie Richardson,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln,
Assistant -Road Department
Superintendent Louie Flowers,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Traylor called the
meeting to order at 5:''6 p.m.,
E.S.T.
EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES
Chairman Traylor discussed
amending the County's employ-
ment procedures relating to the'
hiring of individuals with pre-
existing medical conditions.
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
'cussed previous back-related
incidents with County employees
for which workmen's compensa-
tion benefits were paid. Upon
inquiry, Emergericy
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson discussed the County's
Safety Program, stating that each
department holds its own safety
meetings. Commissioner
McLemore stated that he would
like for Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson to hold safety meetings
each month. After discussion by
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson about the
policies and procedures manual,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned for Emergency
Management/911 Cooidinator
Nelson to set up a safety program
(with the first meeting to be held
on November 17, 2003), with
Workcrew Superintendent Hand's
assistance. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and
it passed. unanimously (4-0).
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters regarding physical per-
formed at the time of hire,
'County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed Functional Capacity
Exams (F.C.E.) so that employers
will know if a person has pre-
existing conditions. He stated
that these exams are more expen-
sive than the normal physical,
but it would be to the County's
benefit to have an F.C.E. per-
formed on each new employee.
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
agreed to incorporate these
exams as part of their employ-
ment procedures.
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed a "presumption" law relat-
ing to various health problems of
firefighters. After discussion,
County Attorney McFarland stat-
ed that all new volunteers should
have physical performed before
joining the department.
Members of the Board agreed to
meet with all of the County fire
chiefs to discuss this issue, and
to adopt a policy regarding new
voilunreers CI:u-Ie Admirustr-tor
Butler reported thai Planner
Richirdi;osi i in cihu-e l0 tle
Firem en As5oclaar,.: arnd can
contact all cIo the fire chiels
Chairman Traylor requested that
Chief Administrator Butler con-
tact Workcrew Superintendent
Luthus Hand regarding the'new
safety program for all County
departments.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 5:36
p.m., E.S.T.


PUBLIC NOTICE


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 10, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor, Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore and Jerry W. Barnes.
absent.>
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Official Brad
Bailey, Emergency, Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Director
Shane' McGuffln, Assistant Road
Department 'Superintendent
Louie Flowers, Solid 'Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams,
Workcrew .Superintendent
Luthus Hand, and Auxiliary
Deputy Sheriff James Conway.
Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff Conway
called the meeting to order at
6:00 p:m., E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Traylor led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
CommisSioner McLemore
requested that page 15 (bid
advertisement for work crew van)
be removed from the agenda.
After discussion that the funds
for this van are budgeted in the
Capital Outlay .Fund. Chief
Administrator Butler recom-
mended that this van and the
dump trucks be paid from the
Bond Proceeds (these funds need
to be spent first). Upon motion
by Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved the following Consent
Agenda items (including page 15):
1. Minutes October 20, 2003 -
Workshop (Waste Management)
- October 20, 2003 Workshop
(E.M.S.)
- October 28, 2003 Regular
Meeting
2. Advertise for Bids 1-Ton Work
Crew Van for District 4
3. Agenda Amend Board policy
to include that items placed in
the Consent Agenda must have a
designated funding source identi-
fled
4. Agreement Federal Equitable
Sharing (Sheriffs Office / Thru
09-30-05)
5. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Jonathan Dneua 1#03-
30'-MMOll u i I 054 30 *
,torbe pajd irom Accoin,.t 20u3i- -

'6. Depreciation Threshholds' -
Fixed Assets (Furniture &
Fixtures $5,000.00 / On- Road
and Off-Road Vehicles &
Equipment
$20,000.00/Buildings &
Infrastructure $25,000.00)
7. Franchise Agreement or
Resolution Approving Extension
of Current Agreement Mallard
Cable Television
8. Inventory Extension Agent


510-1.42 copier trided-irin .or
newer model)- 'Public Works
Department (#70-318 Transfer to
Road Department)
9.Invoice Agency for Health
Care Administration/Medicaid
(September, 2003 *
$4,455.00 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
- County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (October, 2003 *
$4,402.50 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100).
- Emergency Medical Products -
Wewahitchka E.M.S.
(#INV481725 *$3,164.11 /
#INV482071 $2,598.60 to be
.paid from .Account #51526-
5200-'j
- Fisher Construction New
E.O.C. (#11 $10,794.28 to be
paid from Account #21725-
62001)
- G.A.C. Integras Rehabilitation,
Phase II (Bid #0203-12 #2147
$45,756.99 to be paid from
Account #27550-63000)
- Harrison, Rivard, Zimmerman
& Bennett/C.B.R.A. Issues
(##'185 $5,250.00 to be paid
from Account #21111-31300)
- Panama Court Reporting (#1114
* 11-04-03 $145.78 / #1115 *
11-03-03 $245.78 / #1116 *
11-03-03* $63.00 / #1117 11-
03-03 $24.50 / #1120 11-05-
03 $294.00 / #1121 11-04-03
* $205.72 / #1122 11-05-03 *
$22.50 / #1123 11-05-03 *
$28.00 / #1124 11-05-03 *
$30.00 / #1132 11-05-03 *
$109.50 to be paid from various
Court Reporter line items)
- Small County Coalition 2003-
04 Dues ($1,752.30 to be paid
from Account #21111-54200)
10. Notice of Substantial
Completion Big River
Construction, Inc. (Highland
View Boat Ramp, Phase II Bid
#0203-21)
11. S.H.I.P. Rehabilitation
Assistance (Mr. & Mrs. James R.
Brooks / $18,186.70)-
Rehabilitation Assistance (Mr. &
Mrs. Stephen Norris /
$18,186.70)
- Rehabilitation Assistance (Mrs.
Mary M. Parker / $18;186.70)
- Rehabilitation Assistance (Mr. &
Mrs. Dennis, Parrish /
$18,186.70)
Subordination Agreement
(David F. Sasser / Citi Finance)
12. Special Projects Payments, as
follows:
Dist. 2 Fisher's Building Supply -
W.H.S. $126.41
Dist. 3 P.S.J.H.S. Girls' Softball
Team $100.00
(End)
Upon inquiry by Chief
Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed to pay for the van (Item
#2) from the bond proceeds.
Upon discussion by Chairman
Traylor, Commissioner Peters
agreed to advertise for a new or
used passenger van.
ORDINANCE TRASH CANS
Upon discussion by County
Attorney. McFarland regarding a
proposed ordinance requiring
that all "pull-back" trash cans be
removed' from the 'County right-
'of-way in the Indian Pass and
C ap&"'" Sa` h !hi;,.Bias: .-are-.
Commissioner Barnes mouLonea
to begin the process to consider
adoption of this ordinance.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
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Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE
ROOF & ELEVATOR REPLACE-
MENT
Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented a quote from Collins &
Associates (doing the architectur-
al work for Preble-Rish, Inc.) for
demolition and new construction
costs for the Courthouse roof and
for replacement of the elevator.
He stated that the County is
approximately $100,000.00 short
on funds for completion of these
2 projects. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore, Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that the roof and the walls are'
leaking in the Courthouse. After
discussion regarding costs,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to award bid #0203-25
to Garrison Design &
Construction, Inc., and
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Traylor about if the bid
amount is still available, Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that a new quote will need to be
received, .and approximately
$100,000.00 is needed for
replacement of the elevator. The
motion then passed unanimously ,
(4-0).
TIPPING FEES CEMEX
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed a letter from Cemex,
requesting that the County waive
the tipping fees at Five Points
Landfill for approximately five (5)
loads of stumps and limbs (they
have donated rip-rap to the City
and County, and will also be
donating approximately 25 loads
of sand). Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved this request.
MILITARY TRAINING
Chief Administrator .Butler
reported that he and Major
Nugent met with members of the
United States Special Operations
who are interested in performing
urban warfare training in Gulf
County in September, 2004 (no
live fire to be involved), if
approved by the Sheriffs Office
and the Board of County
Commissioners. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
agreed to submit a letter of
approval (draft of letter in
Information Packet).
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
TOWER "
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed a quote, in the amount of
$9,500.00, -from Precision
Communications for upgrades
needed for the radio tower (new
antenna, remove old cables, re-
paint tower). After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to accept this quote
from Precisiorn Commurcisiic.,ain
to perform the necesEary repairs,
through the exceptional purchas-
es clause of the bid policy (to be
paid from $12.50. Moving
Violation Surcharge Funds).
Commissioner Barnes seconded
I-h ni-,itor and it p3iied uriaru-
mously (4-0).
AWARD BID #0304-06 DUMP
TRUCK / PUBLIC WORKS
DEPARTMENT
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to award bid #0304-06,
for a dump truck for the Public
Works Department, to Capital
Truck, Inc., in the amount of
$70,995.00, plus $500.00 for a


Warren body Commi.iioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed to pay for this truck and
the Road Department dump
trucks from the Bond proceeds.
COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM
Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that the County
cannot meet the requirements to
submit a proposal to handle the
Commodity Food Program. He
stated that he has contacted
Second Harvest of Tallihasiee
who will be submitting a propos-
al and, ifi-he company i tihe suc-
cessful bidder, they will contact
the Board regarding commodities
for Gulf County.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon request by Veterans'
Service Officer Williams,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve S.H.I.P.
Rehabilitation Assistance (in the
amount of $18,186.70) for Mr. &
Mrs. Wallace Freeman.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
BID #0304-05 DUMP TRUCKS /
ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
. n.l-ian. R.jid Depuatment
Superintendent Flocwers,
Commissioner, McLemore
motioned to a...rd bid n.0304-05.
for t.'.o dump trucks fr the R3oad
Department, to Capital Truck,
Inc., in the total amount of
$65,990.00 (with Ox bodies).
Chairman Traylor passed the
Chair to Vice Chairman Peters,,
and seconded the motion. After
discussion, the motion failed 2 to
2, with Chairman Peters and
Commissioner Barnes voting no.
Chairman Peters returned the
Chair to Commis-rsioner Traylor.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II /
ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon discussion by Assistant
Road Department
Superintendent Flowers that
David Green was the only person
toa sign up for the Equipment
Operator II position, the Board
tabled this matter until the next
regular meeting. *
BID #0304-05 /BID #0304-06 -
DUMP TRUCKS
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the dump trucks pur-
chases, stating that the Board
should not purchase a dump
truck for the Public Works
Department if they are not willing
to purchase the dump trucks for
the Road Department.
Commissioner McLemore then
motioned to rescind his previous
motion to award Bid #0304-06
for the dump truck for the Public
Works Department; .After discus-
sion that Commissioner Peters
seconded the moucon to award the
bid. Chairman Traylor stated that
the Board should purchase all of
the trucks or none of the trucks.
The motion then died for lack of a
second.
The meeting then recessed at
6:30 p.m., E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 6:34
p.m., E.S.T.
BID 0,3'4-5 DiUMP TRUCKS
- F'A .D EP)ARTNIENT
After discussion regarding -pur-
chase of the dump trucks,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
table bid #0304-05 for the two (2)
,dump trucks for the- Road
Department. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and
it passed 3 to 1, with
Commissioner McLemore voting
no.
SAFETY PROGRAM / INSUR-
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


ANCE EXPENSES
Chairman Traylor discussed that
Workcrew Superintendent Hand
will be working with Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson to implement a new safety
program (classes, inspections,
etc.).
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 1 Take Stock in Children
Organization $250.00
Dist. 2 Take Stock in Children
Organization $250.00
Dist. 4 Take Stock in Children
Organization $250.00
Dist. 5 Take Stock in Children
Organization $250.00
(End)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Commissioner Peters reported
that State Representative Allan
Bense will be at the Centennial
Building on November 12th.
,Commissioner Barnes reported
that there has been a time
change on when he will arrive at
the Centennial Building, and
Chamber of Commerce Director
Chafln reported that she will fax
the new information to the
Commissioners as soon as possi-
ble.
ROAD STRIPING GARRISON
AVENUE
Commissioner Barnes discussed
the need to re-stripe Garrison
Avenue, and Assistant Road
Department Superintendent
Flowers reported that the cost
would be approximately
$4,523.00. After discussion that
no funds were budgeted for this
cost and that there are many
roads in the County that need
new striping, Commissioner
Peters motioned to advertise for
bids to re-stripe the center line of
Garrison Avenue and to pay the
cost from
District 4 and District 5 W6rk
Crew funds. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
VETERANS' DAY CEREMONIES
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that Port St. Joe High
School will hold a Veterans' Day,
ceremony (sponsored by the
School Board) at 9:00 a.m., E.T.,
in the high school auditorium,
and there will be a ceremony
(sponsored by V.F.W. Post 10069)
held in front of the Courthouse at
11:00 a.m., E.T.
BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE
Donna Grabarek appeared before
the Board to discuss the Budget
Review, Cormmittee recommenda-
tions, and the resignation of
Charlie Weston from the commit-
tee, asking the following:


(1) Were the Commissioners con-
fused about the recommenda-
tions,
(2) Are the needs of both the tax-
payers and the department heads
appropriately balanced,
(3) Can the department heads
develop a plan which describes
how they would survive with the
current year budget allocation
(increases over prior year),
(4) Why was there a struggle to
keep the budget increase to 14%,
when inflation is 2%, and
(5) Do the Commissioners believe
that the budget should increase
at the same rate that property
values are increasing?
Mrs. Grabarek also stated that
she feels that Chairman Traylor
owes Charlie Weston and the
Budget Review Committee an
apology.
DEAD LAKES
Mr. Anderson appeared before
the Board to discuss closing the
Dead Lakes during the months of
April and May to improve fishing
in the Dead Lakes. Chairman
Traylor discussed the possibility
of roping-off the bedding areas
during that time period, and he
thankedMr. Anderson for attend-
ing.
VETERANS' DAY
Chairman Traylor stated that
Veterans' Day is tomorrow, but
everyone needs to remember to
thank the Veterans every day for
fighting for the freedoms that we
enjoy.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at 6:56
p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 13, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore and Carl W. Fox. Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioner derry W. Barnes
were absent.>
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky- Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Building Inspectors
Lee Collinsworth and Andrew
Rowell, Planner David
Richardson, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,


Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Traylor called the
meeting to order at 4:16 p.m.,
E.S.T.
INSURANCE / LIBRARY
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Traylor. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that
Commissioner Peters will discuss
these two issues (which he placed
on the agenda) at the next regular
Board meeting.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Chairman Traylor reported that
Special Projects Payments will be
placed on each special meeting
agenda for the convenience of the
Board members. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Fox, and unan-
imous (3-0) vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Project Payment:
Dist. 2 American Red Cross
$500.00
ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIP-
MENT
Chairman Traylor discussed the
bid for two (2) dump trucks for
the Road Department that was
presented at the last regular
Board meeting, on November 10,
2003. Upon recommendation by
Road Department
Superintendent Knee,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
award Bid #0304-05 (for two
dump trucks' for the Road
Department) to Capital Truck,
Inc., in the total amount of
$65,990.00 (and with trade-in of
two 2000 dump trucks).
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed specifications on equip-
ment being written to favor a spe-
cific "brand," and he motioned
that the Road Department re-
draft the specifications on the
motor grader and re-advertise to
allow all companies an opportu-
nity to bid. Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).
LANDFILL TEMPORARY HIRE
Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that the spotter at
Wetappo Landfill has to take a
medical leave of absence, and he
requested permission to hire a
spotter on a temporary basis.
After discussion, the Board
agreed for Solid Waste Director
Danford to utilize Byron Lester
(Mosquito Spray Truck Driver) on
a temporary basis (he will be.paid
from Landfill.funds when he is
working as a spotter).
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore regarding the set-up
pay for Byron Lester, County
Attorney McFarland stated that
Emergency Management Director


Wells has the Memorandum of
Understanding with the Union
regarding this matter and can
report to the Board at a later
date.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Fox, the meeting
did then adjourn at 4:31 p.m.,
E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor, Vice' Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Carl W. Fox and Jerry
W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finrance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Planner
David Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Traylor called the
meeting to order at 5:45 p.m.,
E.S.T.
PUBLIC HEARING SUPPLE-
MENTAL BUDGET (2002-2003)
There being no public comment,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Fox, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
adopted the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-39
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida has additional
cash in Fiscal Year 2002-2003 in
the E.M.S. County Award, Gulf
Construction and Acquisition,
Highland View Water System and
Tourist Development Trust
Funds; and
WHEREAS, said additional
cash is needed to help pay certain
expenditures incurred in fiscal
year 2002-2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2002-2003 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:
E.M.S. COUNTY AWARD FUND
REVENUES:
ORIGINAL BUDGET


INCREASE
AMENDED BUDGET
Balances Brought
Forward: Cash
11198-99000 Balance
Brought Forward: Cash
$ .00
$1,700.00
$1,700.00
EXPENDITURES:
E.M.S. County Award:
M5126-52000
Operating Supplies
$ .00
$30.00
$30.00
M5126-64000
New Equipment
$ .00
$1,670.00
$1,670.00
GULF CONSTRUCTION AND
ACQUISITION FUND
REVENUES:
Balances Brought
Forward: Cash'
30298-99000 Balance
Brought Forward: Cash
$6,0,00.00
$400,000.00
$1,000,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
Construction and Acquisition:
41441-31000
Professional Services
$.00
$30,000.00
$30,000.00
41441-63000
Improv.
Other Than Buildings
$600,000.00
$370,000.00
$970,000.00
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYS-
TEM FUND
REVENUES:
Balances Brought Forward:
Cash
42198-99000 Balance
Brought Forward: Cash
$.00\
$7,000.00
$7,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
Operations and Maintenance:
91553-46000 Repair
and Maintenance
'$4,000.00
$7,000.00
$11,000.00
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
TRUST FUND
REVENUES:
Balances Brought Forward:
Cash
60098-99000 Balance
Brought Forward: Cash
$.00
$6,000.00
$6,000.00
EXPENDITURES:


Tourist Development:
27452-48000 Promotional
Activities
$24,000.00
$6,000.00
$30,000.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED
by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners this 25th
day of November, 2003.
(End)
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore and
second by Commissioner Peters,
the meeting did then adjourn at
5:46 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor. Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Carl W. Fox and Jerry
W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,.
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Official Brad
Bailey, .Building Inspectors Lee
Collinsworth and Andrew Rowell,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald :Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Willlins, and Sheriffsr
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent .called the meeting
to order at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Traylor led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA .
Upon motion by Commissionert
Fox, second by Commissioner
Barnes, and unanimous vote, the
Board adopted the Consent
Agenda, as follows (after removal
of Item #2 pages 12-21, and
Item #12 page 79 & 86):
1. Minutes November 10, 2003 -
Special Meeting
November 10, 2003 -
Regular Meeting
November 13, 2003 -
Special Meeting
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Lawn Er Landscaping
Full Lawn Maintenance
Landsca pe Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial. & Residential
Office:

(850) 647-2522


SST. JOE


NURSERY & SUPPLY1

706 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE

'227-2112
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FREE ESTIMATES INSURED


850-639-3325 227-8289 (c)


The Jordan's Group
A Landscape & Design Management Firm


Commercial & Residential

Total Landscape Solutions induding : Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You Can Count On


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LICENSED & INSURED $300,000


58 ft. Bucket Truck & Chipper Tree & Limb removal, Etc.

Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


of Snapper Street in H.V. (Theus)
**DELETE** Alleyway
between Cockles/Cowries in B.H.
(Whitfield)
'**DELETE** Alleyway
between Olive/Cockles in B.H.
(Yerby)
3. Agreement Maintenance"
Supplies Service (Spirit Services
Company)
4. Bid Pre-Quallfication #0304-
04 Cape San Blas Lighthouse
Keeper's Quarters

Renovation (Concrete, Services,
Inc., Ingram Group, Peter
Brown, Inc., & Ben Withers, Inc.)
5. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Patrick J. Faucheux
(#02-130-CF* $1,484.32
* to be paid from Account
#61021-31000)
Payment to Attorney
Joel Margules (#02-006-CJ *
$682.88 / #02-080-
CJ '$938.28 / #03-002-CJ *
$1,769.65 to be paid from
Account #67070-31000)
6. Grant Extension New E.O.C..
(#01UN-6P-02-33-15-017 *
03/31/04)
Grant-In-Aid
Agreement (J.A.C. Child
Dependency Cases $3,662.73)
7. Inventory Solid Waste
Department .(Transfer to G.I.S.
Department #70-560, #70-567,
#70-531, #70-552, #70-549 &
#70-530)
Public Works
Department (Transfer to H.V.F.D.
- #70-516 & #70-517 and Junk
#70-381)
BCC (Transfer to
Dead Lakes Park. #15-4,
Transfer to Planning/Building
Department #15-9, Transfer to
Road Departmerit #15-2)
BCC (Junk Packard
Bell Monitor, Superview Monitor,
#10-265B, IBM Monitor,
Intellifax Fax) Machine, DeskJet
Pnr,,ers I Ol0'C r. 520), #260-41,
Brother Fax
Machine; #280-13, Panasonic
Monitor, #325-2, Brother Word
Processor, Compaq
Hard Drive, Micro Hard Drive, 2
Alton Scanners, Memorex
Monitor, IBM Printer,
IBM Monitor, Deskjet Hard Drive,
TTS Monitor, IBM Hard Drive,
Netplex Hard
Drive ,._ P.:kuard Bell Hir.r Drntel
8. Irn i ic Big River.
Construction, Inc. Highland'
View Boat Ramp, Phase H (Bid
#0203-21* #2 *
$31,210.08 .to be paid from
Account #25372-63000)
Dolomite, Inc. -
Highland View Boat Ramp, Phase
II (#59279 $159.48/#59281
* $149.58 / #59303 $161.37 /
#59304 $152.73 to be paid.
from Account
#25372-63000)


McCormick
Contracting Company Lake
Grove Road Bridge Repair (Bid
#0102- 38 #21 *
$65,470.60 to be paid' from
Account #40741-63000)
Panama Court
Reporting (#1140 11-13-03 *'
$172.40 / #1144 11-06-03"
$330.72 / #1145 11-07-03 *
$205.72 / #1147 11-12-03 *
$209.56 / #1148 *
11-16-03 $140.00 / #1094 *
10-07-03 $137.50 / #1152 *
11-18-03 $280.72 *
to be paid from various Court
Reporter line items)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Indian Pass Restroom Survey
(#62918 $525.00 to be paid
from Account #21111-
31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Dead Lakes Ramp/Road
Stabilization (#62919 $375.00 *
to be paid'from
Account #43137-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Simmons Bayou Channel
(#62920 $675.00 to be paid
from Account #21111-
31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Gaskin Park (#62921 $1,000:00
to be paid from Account
#21111-31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Oak Grove Ditch (#62931 *
$788.75 to be paid from
Account #21111'31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Lake Grove Road Bridge Repair
(Bid #0102-38 #62933 *
$1,600.00 to be paid from'
Account #40741-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Highland View Boat Ramp, Phase
II (Bid #0203-21 #62934 *
$350.00 to be paid from
Account #25372-31000
Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Cape San Bias Shared-Use/Bike
Path (#62944 $16,250.00 to
.be paid froin Account #40341-.
31000)
( SCR Surveying &
Mapping Secondary Plat Sulrvey
(Club At Cape San Blas *
#13401 $250.00 / Country
Harvest Subdivision #13402 *
$250.00 to be paid
from Account #2h111-31300)
Unpaid Invoices
(Piggly Wiggly $24.23, $19.04.
$65.55 & $29.46 / Rich's
I.GA. $5.34 / Dockside Caf?' -
$36.00)
9. Job Set up David Green -
Road Department Equipment
Operator II Position
Post Road
Department Equipment Operator
II (Fill-In) Position
10. Resolution Amending the
2003-03 General Fund Budget to
allow for unanticipated
revenue received, as follows:
TO BE CONTINUED


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