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Relay for Life
Kickoff ....... ..... P 6A

Cancer Group
Provides Support .. Pg. 9A

Mexico Beach
Commission ......Pg., 8A

Mardi Gras Gala .. Pg. 4A

Citizens of Tomorrow Pg. 12A

Star Earns State
Advertising Honors... Pg. lB
Sports ........... Pgs. 10-11A
Law Enforcement News Pg. 1 1A
Society. ............ Pg. 2-7B
Obituaries ...... Pgs. 12A & 6B
Church News. ..... . Pg.6B
Classified, Legals Pgs. 10-12B


7th Grade Leads


State In Shots
by Carly Johnson
During a monthly report
Tuesday night to the Pulf County
School Board, the health depart-
ment announced that the county
leads the state in seventh grade
immunizations.
Doug Kent, administrator and
CEO of the Gulf County Health
Department, and Regina
Washabaugh, school nurse for Gulf
County,' in their review of 2003
efforts of the Gulf County Health
Department's involvement with the
school board,. presented statistics
showing not only that seventh-'
grade immunizations were at 92.8
percent, but kindergarten immu-
nizations were at 97.3 percent,
ranking Gulf County 10th in that
grade.
With the expansions in 20Q3 to
Gulf County-students with a multi-
tude of services including the eye
clinic, the dental screening and
education, two new health support
staff positions, full immunizations
by sixth grade, a community well-
ness program, teen pregnancy and
prevention task force, year-round
physical and other new'programs.
Kent and Washabaugh were excited
to begin the new year.
"I feel like a mother cat with
a new litter," Washabaugh said.
"With all the new services created
last year, I am really looking for-
ward to what is to come. We are
here for the children and their fam-
ilies and want to help them as
much as possible."
The board also. thanked the
health department for all of their
efforts to aid students and their.
families and for extending the use
of the funds designated to the-
health department.
At the completion of the school
heath update,_ Don Rich from the
transportation and maintenance
department for the school board
announced that because of advice
received from the health depart-
ment and from an article presented
in The Star,. his department was
looking into getting anti-bacterial
soap and dispensers for all- school
sinks and bathrooms in Gulf
County to attempt to combat the
transfer of germs and illness in
school children.
In other business during
(See SCHOOL BOARD on page 3A)


Keith L. "Duke" Jones has
announced his intention to seek
the office of Clerk of Circuit Court
of Gulf County when voters go to
the polls later this year. Jones, a
native of Gulf County who ran for
the office in-2000, has maintained
a strong interest in the position
and believes he is best qualified to



P.. 7.I.


Keith L. "Duke" Jones


STAR


At*Large Voting Debate Continues



Commission Objects to New Proposal; Changes Participation Policy


Gulf County commissioners
tackled a full agenda during their
first regular meeting of the new
year.
One of the top items on the
agenda could almost be considered
as old business, since it has sur-
faced and resurfaced regularly
after the county went to single-
member voting districts in 1986.
During the board's November 25
meeting, commissioners voted 4-1
to place the at-large voting ques-
tion back on the ballot, as a refer-
endum question, during this year's
election cycle.
The recommendation' was
made by Sally Malone and the
board responded with only com-
missioner Nathan Peters Jr. object-
ing to the motion. The importance
of Peters' vote is that he was the
party involved'in the 1986 consent
decree, issued by a federal judge,
and with his support the process
would be very .simple and inexpen-
sive compared to challenging the
decree in federal court.
Tuesday evening, Malone
brought a new twist to her recom-
mendation. She suggested the
board consider an idea in which
the county would vote under a

mixed at-large voting and single
member district system.
Specifically, Commissioner Peters'
district (four), would remain a sin-
gle member district and the other
four districts would change to. at-
- large voting.
Malone explained that this sys-
tem is being used in several other
counties across the state.
Commissioner.Peters spoke up
and made a motion, to' move for-
ward with the recommendation as
presented by Malone. This sparked
an immediate-respbnse from cdom
tmissioners Billy Traylor, Carl Fox
and Carmen McLembre, who
seemed to be in union that if some
of the board was going to have to
run county-wide then the entire
'board should.
"It's all or none," said
Commissioner Traylor during dis-
cussibn.
When the vote was taken-, only
Commissioner Jerry Barnes joined
Peters on the motion, which failed
2-3.
The board still has plans to
bring the referendum question
before voters this year.
CHANGE IN PUBLIC
INPUT RULES
In October, the. board voted to'
change the way the public can give
input during board meetings. The
change basically requires people
wishing to speak, to sign up and
have their names placed on the
agenda in order to be recognized by,
the board. This policy has drawn
criticism because it'limits the pub-
lic desire to participate in business
before the board.
Commissioners,, following the
recommendation of county attor-
ney Tim McFarland, decided to


change the rules somewhat, by
allowing members of the public
that wish to speak, three minutes
at the end of the board's meeting to
express themselves.
ROAD EVALUATIONS
David Kennedy, Preble Rish
Engineers, reported to commis-
sioners that areas of road failure
on some county roads recently
paved could be the result of a poor
base or sub-grade.
Preble-Rish was asked by the
board to conduct testing and eval-
uations on several roadways in the'
county after discussiohs during a
recent board meeting concerning
areas of road failure.
The county has for some time
stretched its road paving funds by
providing base material and doing
some of the preparation work on
new road beds. Kennedy suggested
that this could be part of the prob-
lem, because the base might not be
adequate for the new roads.
Ultimately the road contractor,
C W Roberts Contractors, also has
some responsibility in mixing the
base and road preparation.
Kennedy said that Roberts
declared that any areas that might
be failing as a result of an oversight
of his companies would be
repaired.
The board agreed to a motion
by Commissioner Fox to allow
Kennedy to meet with Roberts,
review the problem areas and
report back to the board during its
next regular meeting.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-During a special session held
prior to the regular meeting,


approved a Habitat Conservation
Plan as part of the process to


maintain beach driving privileges
on the Eglin beach property.


-Agreed to hold an arbitration
meeting with Luthus Hand and his
(See COUNTY on page 3A)


Gulf County EMS personnel received training last Wednesday on how to better coordinate service with life
flight personnel. EMS Director Shane McGuffin said the new training was especially valuable as precious min-
utes mean the difference between life and death in many life flight situations.


Bix er Wins Voice of


Rachel Bixler, Port St. Joe High
School senior, and daughter of
Phyllis and Norman Bixler, won the
Voice of Democracy speech contest
sponsored 'by the local John C.
Gainous VFW Post #10069.
Tommy Curry, also a senior at Port
St. Joe High School, came in sec-


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fit


Washington, D.C .
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary
wish Rachel the very best of luck.
The following is Rachel's speech,
"My Commitment to America's
Future".
"I pledge allegiance to the flag


commitment to A
future. I can make
our world. I can use
patriotism, and dre
the legacy of democ
America has ol
hucopia of oppor
participating in th
Science and Engi
realized that the de
United States alrea
intelligence to cha
The United States'
ed the latest advar
cures for cancer an
been discovered by
project consisted of
for gravity for space
have yet to be built
ed by the project b
project was the R
bridging the comic
between those who
those who are dea
glove was, attached
program that conv
guage into our visu
small portable score
logical advancement


Democracy.

merica and its invented every day by youth like
a difference in me. Technology is at my fingertips.
e my knowledge, Democracy has given me the privi-
ams to carry on lege to use computers and the
cracy. internet to further my knowledge.
offered me a cor- It is my responsibility to continue
tunities. While taking 'hold of these opportunities
ie International and give back to our great nation.
neering Fair, I During the past months, I have
legates from the seen teenagers all over our nation
ady possess the express their patriotism to our
mnge our world. country's endeavors. Before
projects includ- September 11th, students said the
cements in the pledge passively and without
d AIDS that had thought. Now, I gaze at the flag
youth. Another intently as I recite my words of
f new equations commitment to my country's
ce stations that emblem. Just recently, a local
.I was astound- teacher that had been called six
eside mine. The months : ago to serve in Iraq
latest invention returned home for ten days before
munication gap being re-stationed in the heart .of
o can hear and Baghdad. Our school planned a
F. A small black surprise ceremony for him and his
I to a computer family. Tears tumbled down his,
averted sign lan- face once he saw the patriotic col-
al alphabet on a ors that I and my friends were
en; New tdchno- wearing. I waved a flag as I showed
its like these are (See BIXLER on page 8A)


Josh Taunton to Run for


Gulf County Sheriff Position


Rachel Bixler.


Rachel's speech was sent on to
the district level which includes
VFW posts from Wewahitchka,
Panama City, and Panama City
Beach, where she came in first
again. Because of her winning at
the district level, Rachel and her
parents will be attending the mid-
winter VFW conference in Tampa
on January,24th. The winner of the
state level will be announced at
that time and then will be entered
into the national level, which will
include an all expense paid trip to


of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it,
stands: one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice
for all." I learned these thirty-one
words in kindergarten. Over time,
the meaning' of the "Pledge of
Allegiance" had transfigured into a
hollow vow. After September 11th,
the true meaning of that commit-
ment bellowed a wake up call to me
and the youth of our country. In
order for our country's legacy of
democracy to survive, I must take
this pledge as a daily reminder and


Joshua Solomon Taunton has
filed his intent to run for the office
of Gulf County Sheriff. Taunton, a
Democrat, will seek. the office for-
merly held by Frank McKeithen,
now sheriff of Bay County.
Josh is a sixth generation Gulf
Countian. His great, great, great
grandma Betty Rhames moved into
the Old Fort Place located in the
Honeyville area when it was aban-
doned following Indian hostilities in
the mid 1800's. His great, great
grandfather, Jeremiah Roberts,
was one of the first to commercial-
ly produce world famous Tupelo
Honey (Ulee's Gold) and named the
, community "Honeyville," much of
which he homesteaded. Jeremiah
and his wife, Sally Scott had 22
children and fairly well populated
the Honeyville area.
Josh's great grandfather, Sol
Vanhorn was named to the original
County Commission when Gulf
County was carved out of Calhoun
County in 1926. His grandfather,
Luke Taunton helped build St. Joe
Paper Company in the late 1930's
.and worked there as a welder for
many years. ,
Josh is the son of David and
Abigail Taunton, local business



owners and founders of Taunton
* Family Children's Home. David
Taunton served as Gulf County
Judge for twenty years.
Josh is married to Jennifer
Williams, the granddaughter of
long time Wewahitchka business-
man, Cecil Glass. Josh and
Jennifer have a beautiful five year
(See TAUNTON on page 6A)


serve the citizens of Gulf County. "I
care about Gulf County very much
because it is my home, and I
believe I have gained the experience
to best lead this office. I assure you
no one will work harder for the tax-
payers of Gulf County," said Jones.
Keith L. "Duke" Jones was
born in Port St. Joe and attended
Highland View Elementary before
graduating with honors from Port
St. Joe High School. He later grad-
uated Florida State University with
an accounting degree and has
since gained over fourteen years
experience in both the public sec-
tor and in private industry. He
served as Tax Auditor and Senior
Tax Specialist for the Florida
Department of Revenue in
Tallahassee. He is a professionally
licensed CPA and served as
Controller for Florida Construction
Specialists, Inc before returning
home to Gulf County where he has
served as Controller for St. Joe
Timberland. Keith has resided in
Port St. Joe for the past six years
with his wife, Jill.
The office of Clerk of the
(See JONES on page 6A)


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Editorials,


Comments


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2004


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
.WILLIE RA/MSEY. EDITOR


Welcome To



Gulf County

I hope that most of you read in last week's edition of The Star
that Dr. Alfred Bonati and at least part of his surgical team have
donned their surgical gowns and gone to work at Gulf Pines Hos-
pital.
It was not until I drove into the parking lot last Thursday that
I realized just how busy the hospital had suddenly become. When
I pulled up for the weekly Rotary meeting, the parking lot was full
and when I walked into the lobby I also discovered the building
was hopping with activity on the inside.
As I stood in line for my weekly portion of nourishment, I
noticed that the lady in line in front of me didn't look like she was
from around these parts. You know that look.
By the time it was our turn in the food line, I had the scoop.
Her husband was here to receive a dose of Dr. Bonati's patented
arthroscopic.back procedure, and had traveled from south Florida
to see the doctor.
Monday, I was talking with David Alderstein, writer at the
Apalachicola Times office, and he told me that someone from
Europe he had spoken with over the weekend, had flown into the
Apalachicola Airport to visit Gulf Pines and have the back proce-
dure done by Dr. Bonati.
It seems that the Bonati Clinic's worldwide reputation for its ,
patented arthroscopic back surgery technique has the hospital in
full swing. Two operating rooms, which have been extensively ren-
ovated in the past few weeks, are in fill use. Sixteen patients last
week, and another 30 this week, are expected to undergo back pro-
cedures.
In just one week it seems that everything one might have
wished for at the local hospital has materialized. and a whole
lot more.
Who would have imagined that on any given day someone
might travel from halfway across the globe to come and visit Gulf
Pines Hospital? If you had said that was the case a few months ago
you might have been laughed at just a little bit. Not that the hos-
pital would not have been glad to have the patients, but it would
not have been considered as a destination place.
We will see people from all over the world walking our streets,
staying in cottages, homes, and motel rooms, eating in restau-
rants, etc, etc, etc. Patients will spend roughly two weeks in the
community. The first two days for testing and consultation prior to
surgery, an overnight stay in therhospital following surgery, and
then physical therapy and follow-up visits. "
Add to this the new-doctors and staff necessary to maintain the
clinic and the numbers begin to mount up in a hurry.
Pete O'Shea, a spokesman for Bonati and his institute, was
quoted in last week's Star saying, "It's-a win-win for everybody."
Judging from the comments I've heard from several of the area
business people who 'have already been impacted by the new
owner's influx of patients and'personnel, the changes have been a
real "shot in the arm" during what is generally a slower time of the
year.
As we look around this area at other rural communities, who's
. small county-owned or independent hospitals are fighting to keep
afloat (just as Gulf Pines was). We seem to have been blessed by
being the beneficiaries of the latest and greatest in equipment and
personnel at a hospital that would have otherwise continued .to
flounder in the waters of the rural hospital abyss.
As for Hugh Steeley, owner of Gulf Pines until Dr. Bonati final-.
izes his purchase agreement, he may have pulled a hat trick by
just keeping the hospital's doors open as a private business when
so many other rural hospitals in the region are costing their com-
munities big bucks to stay in operation. Steeley may have done us
a gigantic favor by locating Dr. Bonati and working, out this pur-
chase agreement..


I was driving back from Bax-
ley, Georgia, after the holidays. I
was half asleep and lost in thought
about how grown up Jess looked
in his, "own" home and was
remembering when he set the sta-
tion wagon on fire when I saw the
sign. We were in Waycross or
Homerville or Quitman. Like I said
I was pretty much on cruise conr
trol....
I slowed the car as I re-read
the lighted message board of the
national franchise fast food place
that proudly proclaimed,. "OUR
NEW CHICKEN NUGGETS NOW
MADE FROM WHITE MEAT"
Folks, I rode near 'bout to
Thomasville twisting this little tid-
bit of gastronomical information
around in my noggin. And t don't
mind telling you, my stomach
begin to churn like a run-a-way
Magtag permanently locked on the
spin cycle I had been eating chick-
en nuggets in those' places off and


S 4 W t4 by Kesley Colbert


1~ -OWN


wl" Deal


A "Fo

on for years now! I had just natu-
rally assumed that since they were
advertising chicken and packaging
it as chicken and handing it to me
across that totinter as chick-
en.......it was chicken!
I was about to pull over and be
sick! Tiny little sweat beads
popped out on my forehead. I was
wondering if you could somehow
throw up six nuggets you had
eaten in 1973. I remembered how
the chicken nuggets'"tasted a little
funny" .after a football game a few
years back in Tallahassee. And the
thought kept running through my
mind; "What did they put in those
things all the years before they
decided to switch to white meat?"
I got to thinking back/to my
childhood days at Ifncle Clifford's.
I'd seen Aunt Delia throw a chick-
en up on the block and,whack its
head off many a'time. That thing
would run around flopping and
spewing blood.... Me and David
Mark would help her cut the feet
off and pull feathers and innards
and I don't know what all else as
she prepared supper.... I'll tell you
this, Aunt D. didn't serve up noth-
ing but fresh whole chicken meat
to us. But I got a close enough


have known something w\as- amiss
when they had to invent this new
"nu0_let' part of a chicken to sell in
these last food places....
I got to thinking back on those
little semi-square boxes they hand
you the chicken nuggets m. It has
cute little pictures an, drawings of
happy faces and cudlly scenes on
every side of that .thing;.....but
nowhere does it list the ingredients,
of the contents we are about to
ingest! I believe the reason for not
divulging this information has
become painfully obvious! Isn't
there some kind of national law
that says they've got to tell us what
all is in the food they're shoving
down our throats?
Here's a scanry thought. now.I
am wondering what's really in the
hamburger they're passing off on
us if we're not in the mood for
chicken. Is one of those chains
going to come out next week and
announce OUR HAMBURGERS
NOW CONTAIN REALfMEAT?
And the next logical step is, is
that a real burrito or have they
slipped a few NAFTA parts in
there? I mean, they're advertising
See Kesley on Page 3


IHave Little Enough Sense to Believe You, So I Keep Writing Just to Please, You.


I DON'T KNOW WHY, but
wherever I go I meet somebody
who buttonholes me and .says
something, like, "Keep on- writing
that column., I read it every week
and enjoy it."
All I can say, is, "You're easy
to please."
I've read several books in the
last several months; books like
"Courageous Adventure" about the
Lewis and Clark trek across the
new Louisiana Purchase; another
book about the building of the
transcontinental railroad; books
by John Grisham in between; The
Two Faces of Islam about the dif-
ferent facets of Islam, still strug-
gling to become the dominant reli-' -
gion, and several others.
The thing they have in com-
mon is that their authors had to
do considerable, intricate,
research to get it right. Here,, I just
sit down and peck out the allotted.
number of words off'the top of my
head and you say you like it!

A- I 00


And I have little enough sense
to believe you. So, I'll keep writing,
just to please you.

FOR. INSTANCE, THE other
day the telephone rang and the
caller identified himself as Ed Tib-
bitts. He said he. had moved to:
Port St. Joe from Atlanta and had
purchased the former Ted Cannon.
house, 'just around the corner
from me:
'Ed' had retired from a firm in
'Atlanta, but said he was raised on
a farm. and he was trying to 'get
acquainted with his new neigh-
bors. He had- been reading this
column and said, he -wanted to;


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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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Wesley R. Ramsey .... : . Editor Emeritus'
Tim Croft . . . .... News Editor
Shirley.Ramsey Graphic Design/Office Manager


meet me, too. -
So, in a few minutes, here he
came for a visit.
Come to find out, he's related
to the famous Col. Tibbetts, who
flew the B-29 bomber that
dropped the first atomic bomb,
which ended World War II against
the Japanese.
Ed. stayed and visited for
about 45 minutes. We had a
,delightful time, getting to know
one another.
Atlanta can ship us all the "Ed
Tibbetts" it wants to, and we'll wel-
come them as our new citizens!

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day I suppose, because Ed hadn't
got back to his house, before here
came Rev. Oliver Taylor, my
retired friend from the Methodist
Church.
Rev. Taylor is a retired pastor
. from the "old school', he still acts
like an active pastor,
The. Methodists have two pas-
tors, as long as he lives.,
They have their assigned pas-
tor, Rev. Dan Rhodes and their
retired, volunteer pastor, Rev..
Oliver Taylor, better known as
"visiting Oliver". He doesn't cull
'em. He'll visit anybody, even us
Baptists!
One of, Oliver's friends was
going to have to go on dialysis and
Oliver was. getting information on
what he could expect and the pro-
cedure to follow.
I told him he needn't worry
because his doctor and the dialy-
sis center would make all the
arrangements for him and let him
know where he should be and for


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the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


how long. They will even make
arrangements for him to travel
wherever he wants and still get his
dialysis treatments in a timely
fashion.
Oliver left with the knowledge
that his friend needn't worry. All'
arrangements would be made for
him. Even transportation, if need
be. His friend need only re-arrange
his schedule, making himself
available three days a week, about
five and a half hours each day.

ERIC'S CHOCOLATE Lab
puppy has graduated from being
shut up in the bathroom to being
tied to the forklift in the back
shop. She greeted me as I arrived
this morning, with a squiggle of
her tail and the remainder of her
backside.
She reminded me of Little Bit,
my newest toy poodle bundle of
energy. They would make a good
pair, even though Little Bit would
have to visit Jackie, because I


couldn't stand two puppies waking.
me'up at 6:00 am with a generous
lick in the face!
Little Bit has a new "habit".
We watch television beginning
in the evening at news time. From
then until bedtime, we watch the
programs and in that three hour
time span, she comes telling us
she has to go outside .. at least
three times
She'll stand up on her hind
legs and dance around, barking to
get our attention. Then she will get
in the bed with us and stay
there-without going out-all
night, long. She is just like an
alarm clock. She starts that wake
up, face licking routine, promptly,
at 6:00 am, and the new day has
.begun. Everybody had just as well
get up with Little Bit, because she
isn't going to let anybody sleep.
She announces that it's time
to get up and begin the day, of
play,, eat and go outside for fre-
quent trips.


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Jan 15 3:40 a.m. L 0.0 5:21p.m. H 0.9
Jan 16 3:49 a.m. L -0.4 5:46 p.m. H 1.2
Jan 17 4:32 a.m. L -0.7 6:29 p.m. H 1.4
ik Jan 18 5:22 a.mi L -0.9 7:21 p.m. H 1.6
Jan 19 6:17 a.m. L -1.1 8:17 p.m. H 1.7
Jan 20 7:14 a.m. L -1.1 9:14 p.m. H 1.7
Jan 21 8:10 a.m. L -1.0 10:09 p.m. H 1.7
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look at the operation to realize
there's a bunch of stuff associated
with getting chickens ready to fry
that ain't real appealing! And
couldn't possibly be healthy for
human consumption.
You don't suppose they have
been passing off some of "that
other stuff' on us over the years
under the "parts is parts" theo-
ry.....
There is so much crispy fried
crust on those things that it is
hard to discern the real chicken
taste in them. It could be chicken
hiding under there but how do we
know for sure? And why do you
reckon they give you all that honey
mustard and/or barbeque sauce
to drown those little suckers in? I
know for dead certain sure it's not
like Mama fixed it! And I try not to
ponder on what forms of steroids
and androids and asteroids they
"could be" pumping into those lit-
tle fryers' to grow 'em up as quick
as, possible....
Aunt Delia's chickens might
took more time to get to "eating
size" and, I will admit, most of,em
were a tad on the stringy side, but
a body could readily tell a wing or
leg from the neck! We all should


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County from Page 1


attorney, Fredrick J. Gant, to see if
a disagreement on job reclassifica-
tion can be ironed out without
going through litigation.
-Heard from Bill and Margie
Stitt concerning dogs running free

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Traylor suggested the board work-
shop the issue in the near future
and invite those most interested in
the problem to attend.


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Jerry Stokoe (Gulf County Sr. Citizens) gives Steve Mork (Gulf County Maintenance Department) a plaque of
appreciation for the department's help with the Christmas for kids and elder program and other events throughout
the course of the year.


School Board from Page 1


Tuesday's meeting:
*Superintendent Jerry Kelley
announced that the Gulf County
School District received a grade of
"B", just 15 points shy of an "A", for
the state ranking of school dis-
tricts.
*The superintendent also
addressed the board regarding
approaching Cong. Alan Boyd
about receiving special funds for a
joint wellness center with the
health department on the Port St.
Joe High School grounds.
*The May 4th school board
meeting was changed to May 11th
and the June 8th meeting was
rescheduled until June 15th.
*Morning meetings for the
school board will now be held at 10
a.m. ET with workshops for the
board at 9 a.m. The board" will
revisit the time of meetings again in
May. Sharon Gaskin opposed this
change.
*The board unanimously
awarded Fisher Constru-ction the
contract for structural metal, metal
roofing and miscellaneous metals
for the Field House at Wewahitchka
High School for a bid of
$39,449.00.'


*In construction matters, it
was noted that the Wewahitchka
Elementary School and the
Wewahitchka High School projects
were moving along nicely, however,
no completion dates were given.
*Board members also gave
praise for the new bleachers in the
Port St. Joe High School gym.
*The faculty and staff of Gulf
County schools will also now be
provided with board agendas and
the meeting minutes so they can be
aprised of topics to be covered in
future meetings.
Board Member Sharon Gaskin
added her praise to Pam Lister for
her part in Lift America, a physical
fitness program in the schools.
"Pam has really done a great
job," Gaskin said. "She is very
excited about this program and we
should encourage her as much as
possible."
..School board member Billy
Quinn. Jr., thanked Chaiurw'oman
Linda Wood for her effort in creat-
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school board meetings.
"These workshops are very
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about what is going to be discussed


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re-fried beans.....but I've never
been back in one of those
kitchens.....
This same thing .happened to
us back in World War II. They
called it spam. We laughed and
joked about the SPAM standing for
"Something Posing As Meat". We
had no clue as to what was in it. It
didn't exactly excite your taste
buds. The consistency of it was
somewhere between strained
bananas and compressed boloney.
But listen, times were hard! And
that was sixty years ago and no one
has died from eating spam that we
are aware ofl '
Are we going to be able to say
that about these chicken nuggets
sixty years from now?
And I'm not a picky eater. I
have eaten earthworms. They tast-
ed a lot like dirt because me and
David Mark didn't wash 'em off
much before we tried them. I ate


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some of Mary Hadley's mother's
Brussel sprouts.; Love will make
you do abnormal things! I swal-
lowed a goldfish in college.....but
these were all self inflicted bites!
I'm not so sure this is the case
where the chicken nuggets are con-
cerned. I have been living under
the assumption that if it looked like
chicken, smelled like chicken, had
been advertised as chicken.....
Do you reckon they have "come
clean now" because of an impend-
ing mad chicken disease scare?, Are
they about to raise the prices? Did
the fast food industry suddenly
develop, a conscience? Why did
they feel compelled; to announce it
in bright lights? I believe I would
have quietly made the change so as
not to wake up any sleeping dogs!
You talk about some food for
thought.....
Have A Nice Meal,
Kes


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The Port Inn at 7:00 PM

Light Hors D'ouevres will be served.
Topics of discussion will include the
Lincoln Day Dinner and Fall Elections.

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Junior Service League to Host 4th


Annual Mardi Gras Gala Feb. 21st


Mark your calendar Saturday,
February 21st is the date The
Junior Service League will once
again provide everything needed for
a magnificent evening of Mardi Gras
magic.
'This is the League's biggest
fundraiser of the year and it affords
us opportunities to make contribu-
tions to other organizations as well
as fund our own service projects,"
said Jill Jones, President of the
League. "Through our efforts, we
have been able to raise over $30,000
in the last four years to fund proj-
ects such as Monurtiental Music (a
free musical concert in Constitution
Park), Kids on the Block (a puppet
troupe that performs in Gulf and
Franklin county schools regarding
topics of concern to our children
such as teasing, divorce and smok-
ing), Child Service Center (a pro-
gram to help clothe 50 Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka elementary stu-
dents) and the Gulf County Jr. Miss
Scholarship Program." The Gala
also helps fund an effort by the JSL
to create a new community center
here in Gulf County. Carla May,
chair of the community center com-
mittee said, '"The JSL is diligently
researching the feasibility of devel-
oping a new community center in
Gulf County to benefit all members


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Shown at a past Mardi Gras gala, Trish Warriner and Terri Palmer enjoy a candid moment with a masked rev-


night to the sounds of Crooked
Shooz, a fantastic dance band hail-
ing from Tallahassee.
New to the Mardi Gras Gala is
the "casino room." Guests will be
given the opportunity to play black-
jack, craps and other games with
"Gala Chips" that will qualify partic-
ipants for door prizes. As always,
there will be a silent auction, cash
bar and delicious food prepared by
their own league members. Anyone
interested in being a sponsor or
contributing an auction item, please
contact Carla May at 227-2008.
"I'm very excited about this
year's Galal It had a record crowd
last year and I predict another
record-breaking crowd this year.
The idea has really caught on," said
Debbie Van Zant, this year's Gala
chair and President Elect. Make
plans to attend today!
Tickets will be available for pur-
chase at Ladyfish in Mexico Beach,
BaySide Savings Bank in 'Port St;
Joe and the Chamber of Commerce
in Apalachicola. For more ticket
information, please call Polly Anna
Huie at 227- 1105 or Leisa Pickett-at
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tantly to provide opportunities for
our youth and adolescents."
The Junior Service League was
started in November of 1996 with a
focus on fostering interest and con-
cern in social, economic, education-
al, cultural, and civic conditions in
our community. "Our first major
fundraiser many will remember was
the New Year's Eve Gala held at our
,home from '96 until the Millennium
Celebration," said .Trish Warriner,
founding member of the JSL. "Our
community has been extremely sup-
portive and generous to our organi-
zation. Because of them,, we have
been able to contribute our time and
talents to many worthy organiza-
tions in our community," Warriner
said.
Mardi Gras is a time of fun,
feasting, dancing and pageantry.
The JSL Gala has all this and more.
It will be held on Saturday,.
February 21st, at the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe. Black tie
attire is optional and -the ladies will
be comfortable wearing long or short
formal gowns. Mardi Gras masks
and beads will be provided, but indi-
viduals are encouraged to wear their
own creation. A private Sponsors
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8:00 p.m. and the general public
will be admitted from 9:00 p.m. to
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Although most would say that,
elementary school cafeterias are
full of wild animals, it has never
been more true than at Port St. Joe
Elementary. ',
What started as a desire to
make the lunchroom warmer and
more appealing to students, while
at the same time creating an edu-
cational learning experience, has 4.: .
turned into a labor of love for .. n.n
teachers Karen Odom, Jeannie ,'
Askew, Terry Vickery, Carmel ;..
Dodson and Brenda Wood. < A
The once institutional-green .' '
walled cafeteria, the place where .. -*':A v- ,
students converge to eat and
socialize, is now encompassed by
murals depicting plants and ani-
mals of the South American rain
forest and the African jungle.
"It is really awesome," said
Nichole Spilde, 10, a fourth-grader
in Odom's class. "I really like every- .
thing about it, especially the ani-
mals." h .. -
Alyson Harvey, 9, also a stu- ;
dent of Odom's, loves the way it I
makes the cafeteria look and how
differ-ent the animals are.-
Although created and predomi-
Port St. Joe Elementary School students are treated to scenes from the rain forest during lunch time.
-, .. : nantly drawn by Odom, she gives
credit to all of the teachers who .
r '-, 6; ~.' > .." 1 Y."v ^' participated and to Principal Earley
... for helping acquire the funding to
S ,. make this mural possible.
S'' "We have all worked really hard
and spent a lot of time to get where
N ^','A. .. we are," Odom said. "I just felt a _1 A W1 6
'"'".... :" : *'"*" ~i *' need to brighten the lunchroom
t ,.^,-. ," "t .^ and create an environment where ; t .. ,
... the kids are excited about what
S* .i comes next. They really don't even
." realize that it is educational."
Odom continued to explain
that the walls will also become a
S.: learning tool for science and hope-
fully open doors to student's inter- -
est of places far away from home.
"We like the excitement the
murals have created so far," Odom
said. "We are still working on it and
should be finished soon. It is amaz-
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Boyd Staff Office

Hours January 15th
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff
will be visiting Port St. Joe on
Thursday, January 15th, from 9:30
to 11:30 a.m. at the Gulf County
Courthouse Administration Annex.
These meetings are on the
third Thursday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in
person issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff has
been trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues related to
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by Carly Johnson
The 2004 Gulf County Relay for
Life committee of- the American
Cancer Society will hold its annual
kick-off celebration on Thursday,


Jones


Circuit Court is responsible for
financial management of the coun-
ty. As the County's Chief Financial
Officer, the Clerk directs a staff of
fifteen, acts as County Treasurer,
Budget Officer and as Clerk to the
Board of County Commissioners.
Jones says the office should be one
of "public trust" and promises
sound financial management and
accountability. "With a close sys-
tem of checks and balances, gov-


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School Commons Area at 6:30 p.m.
ET. All interested parties, commit-
tee and team members are encour-
aged to attended this exciting


ernment becomes more efficient
and the taxpayer's interest is better
served," said Jones.
Active in his profession, Jones
is a member of the Florida Institute
of CPAs where he has held several
leadership positions such as
Chairman of the Florida State
University Accounting Conference
Committee. Since returning to Gulf
County, he has served two terms
as president of Kiwanis and has


Taunton-from page 1


old daughter, Mekena, and live in
Wewahitchka.
Taunton attended. Chipola
Junior College and Gulf Coast
Community College where he
received certification as a correc-
tions officer. He worked at Gulf
Correction Institute for two and
one-half years before joining the
family owned business, Taunton
Truss. When asked why he was
interested in running for sheriff,
.Taunton responded. "Its some-
thing ['\e wanted to do as far back
as I can remember. When I used to
visit my dad's office when he was
County Judge, I would tell him, "I'll
be the sheriff someday." Taunton
explained that he is proud of his
roots in Gulf County. "We have the


best and safest area in the world to
raise a family. I want to help keep
it that way." Expressing concern
for the high cost of underage drink-
ing during recent months, in Gulf
County accidents and tragic
deaths, Taunton pledges to make
this issue one of his top priorities.
Having been raised up in the
Children's Home, among many oth-
erwise "homeless" children.
Taunton has witnessed first hand
the devastating affect of alcohol
and drugs on innocent children.
Taunton also pledges to bring a
sense of fairness, and common
sense, long associated with his
family's name, to the office of Gulf
County Sheriff.


Bense to Speak at Annual

Lincoln Day Republican Dinner


Set to raise an all-time high
amount of money, the executive
committee wants participants from
all over the county to show support-


from page 1


been a key volunteer in the Gene
Raffield Little League Football pro-
gram where he has served as
coach. He believes he is uniquely
qualified to lead the county as
Clerk, "I grew up here and I am
excited about the challenge of mak-
ing Gulf County an even better
place to live. I believe I've gained
the professional experience, I know
the people across the county and I
am committed to giving them my
very best," says Jones. "I would like
to ask the voters of Gulf County to
consider me for Clerk and I intend
to spend the next eight months get-
ting to know them even better."
Jones says he welcomes input and
can be reached at 229-1084 or
KeithJones@gtcom.net

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"We have set some pretty lofty
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and for the amount of funds we
want to raise," said Tracy Melvin,
event chairwoman. "We want this
to be the best event ever, something
to bring the whole community
together in an effort to help eradi-
cate this disease."
The 18-hour event is planned
as an overnight slumber-party with
entertainment, games and other
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evening at Butler's Restaurant in
Port St. Joe, Republicans are invit-
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one of the nation's holidays, eat
good food, participate in a silent
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Mexico Beach to Get New Web Site


by Carly Johnson
Mexico Beach plans to enter
the web-dominant world, and they
don't mean spiders.
During the regular monthly
meeting of the Mexico Beach City
Council on Tuesday, funds in the
amount of $2500.00 were approved
to secure an annual maintenance
contract to create and maintain a
new, more interactive and informa-
tive website for the city.
Presented to the council by
John Grantland representing the
public works department of the
city, the main goals for this project
are to allow previous and potential
visitors to the area to see what is
offered, as well as containing post-
ings of all city information.
The current plan is that visi-
tors to the site will be able to
peruse city council meeting agen-
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my respect to him and America.
The next generation of children will
not be able to taste the fear I felt on
September 11th, see the tears on
that soldier's face, or experience
the unity of a country that is insep-
arable. I must pass down the feel-
ings of indivisibility and democracy
to those who have not had the
chance to experience it. Unless I
continue to remain loyal and sup-
port my country, our nation's
patriotism will be lost with my gen-
eration.
Knowledge and patriotism
alone w)ill not be enough to contin-
ue America's heritage of democra-
cy. I must use my dreams and
goals to further America's pride in
her future. Americans have always
been willing to help out those less


ing and permitting forms and infor-
mation and see all that is available
in the area as well as link to other
local sites such as the Mexico
Beach Community Development
Council (CDC).
Although this addition will
require a budget amendment,
Grantland believes it is time for this
to happen in the community.
'This is something most other
communities like Mexico Beach
already have," Grantland said.
"Having this website will not only
assist in the tourist industry, but
will also cut down on the traffic in
certain departments when forms
and procedures can be dlownloaded
instead of physically coming to City
Hall."
Paul Sabiston, city administra-
tor concurred with Grantland and
asked the council to approve the
website. "


In other business during
Tuesday's meeting:
*Mayor Kathy Kingsland
reminded those present that the
response to the audit was mailed
on time and that she is now waiting
for further information.
*Resolution No. 2004-1 was
unanimously passed by the council
and will allow the city to purchase
seven city vehicles.
Councilwoman Rosemary
Colbert asked why all seven vehi-
'cles had tq be purchased simulta-
neously and was informed that for
the rate the city received, there is a
minimum number of vehicles to
purchase.
*A motion was approved to
purchase new dumpsters for the
Sanitation Department from Hesco
Sales in the amount of $4,700.00.
The motion was unanimously
approved.


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meant leaving their safe homes to
live on foreign soil. One of my
friends plans to bring a piece of
America to the Chinese. She longs
to work in an orphanage and bring
Christ from America to the Chinese
people. After serving in China, she
wants to bring home a little
Chinese girl so she can partake of
the opportunities that we take for
granted. One boy in my school
dreams of becoming the President
of the United States. He has
already taken major steps to
achieve his goal, by learning our
government procedures and taking
leadership positions. Another one
of my friends intends on becoming
America's leading lawyer. She
yearns to protect children from


"Dentist With a Heart" to

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Dr. Frank D. May, of Port St. Joe, has a unique Valentine's Day pres-
ent for the needy of this community. For the last 4 years, Dr. May has pro-
vided free dental treatment on Valentine's Day at his office.
This year, his office will provide this valuable; service on Friday,
February 13, 2004. Last year they provided this service on first come, first
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knowledge that America will give to
me to other less fortunate coun-
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skills to me, it is my obligation to
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to the red, white, and blue of
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*The CDC wanted to remind
residents and the council of the
Gumbo Cook-Off, Feb. 24, at
Sunset Park.
-During his report to the coun-
cil, Sabiston reminded the board
about deadlines for completing old
grants and for making new applica-
tions.
Sabiston also updated the
council on the canal boat slips from
Grady Construction informing
them that all permits should be in
and the project is looking for a
spring completion date.
Upon Sabiston's request, the
City of Mexico Beach will send one
staff member to a Community
Development Building Grant semi-
nar in Tallahassee on Feb. 9-10 to
learn more about applying for these
grants.
The city will also send a staff
member to Orlando for the Cable
and Television Government Law
Workshop Seminar to find otit how
the city can work to cut cable tele-
vision rate increases in the city.
eThe council also decided to
obtain bids to assist the CDC in
placing curbs :in the parking lot of
its new location. '
*In the action on the Heritage
Bond Case, the city is now waiting
to see if it will be served as a third-
party defendant before the dead-
line. If no action is taken against
the city, it will be released of liabil-
ity.
*While the city has received
permits for the dredging of the
canal and is' planning to start the
project subject to weather,.
Grantland asked the council what
the options were for dredging pri-
vate citizen's boat slips.
Although Kingsland adamantly
told board- members that public
funds could not be used under any
circumstances on private projects,
it was worth finding out if the city
could provide the service to private
residents at a fair-market price.
Grantland is looking into the
cost, benefits and liability for the
city to provide this service.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 Page 9A


Gulf County Thankful for Group, Ladies Thankful for Each Other


by Carly Johnson
What started as four ladies
who had a common bond most
would shrink away from, has
developed into a program for the
entire community to give enor-
mous thanks.
Von Bouington, Linda Gant,
Elaine Maige and Brenda
Robershaw all share a disease that
is taboo in most conversations and
is the fear in doctor's offices the
world over, cancer.
However, these women have
survived and thrived and now
have taken their experiences and
channeled them into a positive
entity that can benefit everyone
suffering from this disease.
The Gulf County Cancer
Support Group was recently
formed by these dedicated women
to give guidance, first-hand knowl-
edge, spiritual and moral advice
and a shoulder to cry on during
the difficult times of being a can-
cer patient. The group's founders
possess a strong desire to be an
uplifting and knowledgeable
source to let others know that can-
cer is no longer a death sentence.
Von Bouington, one of the pri-
mary founders of the group and a
three-time cancer survivor has
specific goals for this organization.
According to Bouington, the
group is designed to help not only
the patient, but all of the people
close to that person.
"Everyone who cares about
the patient is affected daily by this
disease," Bouington said. "We
want to listen to and give guidance


to everyone, to give a more positive
outlook and eradicate the disease
as quickly as possible."
The group, which meets the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the St. James Episcopal
Church in Port St. Joe provides
many services to those who attend
and need assistance. From obtain-
ing literature on a patient's specif-
ic disease to accompanying
patients to treatment or doctor vis-
its, to just visiting and listening
during difficult times, the group is
providing a service for all to be
thankful for,- as thankful as these
ladies are to still be here.
"I feel I am still here for a larg-
er purpose," Bouington said. "One
reason is to help others with the
knowledge I have gained over the
years and to help ease their suffer-
ing. I want to help on a moral and
spiritual basis to make their jour-
ney a little easier."
Linda Gant, another founder
and acclaimed go-to gal of the
group whose energy and love for
life is infectious upon meeting,
feels that there are several ways to
support others in this community
and has a list of things targeted to
seeing people free of this illness.
Primarily, never will anyone
hear Gant use the word remission.
It is a vocabulary term not vocal-
ized because of its negative conno-
tation in her eyes.
'That word means to me that
it can come back," Gant said. "I
want myself and others to main-
tain a. positive state of rfiind and
believe it is gone for good. It has
helped me through difficult times


Von Bouington, displays items from the Gulf County Cancer Resource
Closet provided to cancer patients and other community members. The Closet
is located at Bouington's Needles and Thread shop at 317 Williams Ave.


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and now I want this philosophy to,
help others."
Gant also believes a strong
faith, diet and exercise and main-
taining mind-over-matter has
helped her become and stay
healthy and will benefit others as
well.
"It is very, very easy to get into
a state of severe depression when
a person is diagnosed with can-
cer,", Gant said. "I want to help'
people see that staying busy. and
never thinking about it can change
your entire outlook."
Gant credits Robershaw for
being her support and giving her
the tools she needed to fight, not
cower at the' disease. Now Gant
wants to encourage others to fight
and not let cancer win.
Trying to give understanding
and support from knowledge is a
strong basis for this group. These
women are constantly reading
about new treatments, doctors
and statistics,to give those inter-
ested all the information to make
the right decisions for their situa-
tion.
"No one should have to go this
alone or in the dark as far as their
health and treatment is con-
cerned," Bouington said. "We want
everyone to get the best care pos-
sible. These people have hard deci-
sions to make and we want to
make their lives as easy as possi-
ble and give them the tools to
make the best decisions."
The American Cancer Society


(AC,) .is ,also championing ,this;
group and thinks it will lend need-
ed assistance and support to
members of this community.
According to the ACS, Gulf
County has the highest incidence
rate of cancer per-capita in the
entire state of Florida. This statis-
tic is another reason these ladies
have decided to fill this need.
The support group is also
working within the ACS by estab-
lishing the "Resource Closet" for,
Gulf County. Located inside
Bouington's quilting shop,
"Needles and Thread," this closet
provides information and services,
including wigs, makeup, prosthet-
ics, caps, scarves and brochures
for cancer patients in this area.
"We know what others are
going through and are trying to
provide everything they could pos-
sibly fathom," Bouington said. "We
lend support wherever it is needed
and we offer hugs a lot. We are
thankful each one of us is here."
With guest speakers and edu-
cational activities, the Gulf County
Cancer Support Group would like
to invite anyone suffering, or asso-
ciated with a sufferer, to attend its
meetings to understand how much
support can mean in a time like
this. Participants are now coming
from Gulf and Franklin county
and everyone is welcome. Also,
anyone needing more information
can contact Von Bouington at 227-
9880.


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Sharks Win Both Games



in Subway Shootout .


PORT ST. JOE 71, LEON 61
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger : Sharks
outscored Leon in all four quarters
to defeat the Lions 71-61 in Friday
night's game of the Subway
Shootout. The Tiger Sharks were
nearly perfect from the foul line,
making 16 of 17 attempts.
The Tiger Sharks (7-4) led 32-
28 at halftime, then outscored the
Lions 39-33 in the second half.
Raye Bailey led all scorers with
a game high 28 points, three 3-
pointers, eight rebounds and six
assists. Antonio Smiley followed
with 11 points and eight rebounds.
Bo Lenox added nine points and
four assists; while Thomas Webb
grabbed eight rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 18 '14 17 22 71
Lions 16 12 14 19 61
PSJ (71)- Raye Bailey 28, Ashton
Larry 6, Brandon Thomas 4, Bo
Lenox 9, Antonio Smiley 11,
Thomas Webb 4, Dennis Warren 5,
and Quinton.Jenkins 4.
LHS (61)- Davis 15, Rayam 14,
Grayer ,17, Moss 4, and
Kolchakaian 11.
PORT ST. JOE 70, HOLMES Co. 54
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10TH
The Tiger Sharks improved to
8-4 overall on the season with
Saturday night's 70-54 victory over
Holmes County in the Subway
Shootout.
Port St. Joe rebounded from a
14-13 deficit in the first quarter to
take a 30-26 lead by intermission.
The Tiger Sharks then outscored
the Blue Devils 40-22 in the second
half.
Raye Bailey made 10 foul shots
and had a game high 25 points,
nine rebounds and seven assists to
lead the Tiger Sharks. Antonio
Smiley had 16 points and eight
rebounds; and Bo Lenox chipped in
13 points. Thomas Webb had nine,
rebounds; while Diori iHenry,
Ashton Larry and Dennis Warren
each had three assists.


A TASTEFUL
BITE OF
INNOVATION


-


The Tiger Sharks will travel to
Wewahitchka this Thursday at 7:30
ET. Saturday's game times at
Cottondale have been changed. The'
junior varsity will play at 5:00 ET,
followed by the varsity girls at 6:30,
and the varsity boys at 8:00.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 13 17 17 26 70


Devils 14 12 12 10 54
PSJ (70)- Raye Bailey 25, Ashton
Larry 6, BartLowry 2, Bo Lenox 13,
Antonio Smiley 16, Dion Henry 2,
Thomas Webb 4, and Dennis
Warren 2.
HCHS (54)- McThency 2, Johnson
17, White 3, Melody 10, Andrews 4,
Lee 7, Padgett 9, and Cullyer 2.


Lady Sharks Results


PORT ST. JOE 40, PONCE DE LEON 54
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 4-6 overall on the sea-
son with Friday night's 54-40 loss
to Ponce de Leon in the Subway
Shootout.
The Lady Sharks trailed 30-20
at halftime, and were outscored
24-20 in the second half.
Gekeela Clemmons led all scor-
ers with a game high 25 points.
Latrice Larry added nine points.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 5 15 7 13 40
Ponce 16 14 13 11 54
PSJ (40)- Latrice Larry 9, Latreva
North 2, Gekeela- Clemmons 25,
Telisa Register 2, and Angelica
Driesbach 2.
PDL (54)- Brooks 22, Zeorn 3,
Tinsley 12, Wright ,4, Whigham 1,
Martin 1, Hamiltoin 4, and Griffm
7.
PORT ST. JOE 24, EAST GADSDEN 82
SATURDAY, JANUARY O10TH
The Lady Sharks suffered an
82-24 loss to undefeated East
Gadsden (13-0) in Saturday's game
in the Subway Shootout. East
Gadsden is ranked #2 in the latest
Class 3A state poll.
Gekeela Clemmons led the
Lady Sharks (4-7) with 13 points.
The Lady Sharks will host
Sneads in a District 3-2A game
Thursday night at 7:00 ET. Friday's
game at Cottondale has been
moved to Saturday, with the junior


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varsity boys tipping off at 5:00 ET,
followed by the varsity girls at 6:30,
then the varsity boys at 8:00.
Score by Quarters
EGHS 28 31 16 7 82
Sharks 3 15 5 1 24
PSJ (24)- Shawna Bond 5, Latrice
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PSJ Baseball
Alumni Game
The Port St. Joe baseball alum-
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6:00 ET at the high school baseball
field. All alumni that are interested
in participating in the game need to
contact Coach Chuck Gannon at
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Ramsey at 229-6864.


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There will be a 4 on 4 basket-
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February 28th, at 9:30 a.m. in the
Altha High School Gym.
The tournament is limited to
the first 12 teams to register. If
there are at least four teams with
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The% Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
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IThomas

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S...." their 71-61 win
over Leon; then grabbed nine rebounds in
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BA
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Thursday, January 15, 7:30, Away
SHARKS vs WEWAHITCHKA
Saturday, January 17, 8:00, Away
SHARKS vs COTTONDALE
Friday, January 23, 7:30, Home
SHARKS vs BLOUNTSTOWN


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The Wewahitchka Gators fell games are District 3-2A match- ----


to 1-10 overall on the season and
to 0-4 in Distict 3-2A play with
Tuesday nigl~t's 70-39 loss at
Blountstown.
The Tigers raced out to a 22-7
lead by the end of the first quarter,
and extended their lead to 46-17
by halftime.
Trinit Myers led the Gators
with 15 points. David Edwards
and Trey Goodwin each followed
with six points;
The Gators will host Port, St.


Score by Quarters
Gators 7 10 17 5 39
Tigers 22 24 20 4 70
WHS (39)- Trinit Myers 15, David
Edwards 6, Johnny Jones 5, Trey
Goodwin 6, Jamie McCorvey 4,
Trannon Myers 5, and Ben Jones
1.
BHS (70)- Fitten 8, Garrett 25,
Pitts 9, Headings 17, Grant 6,
Cooper 1, and Wilson 4.


PSJ Baseball Signs Renewal


The Port St. Joe baseball team
will get their 2004 season under-
way on February 19th and 20th
with the Century 21 Pre-Season
Classic. Participating in the four
team classic are: Apalachicola,
Port St. Joe, Wakulla and
Wewahitchka.
It is time for you to renew your
commitment for your fence signs
for the upcoming 'season. The
renewal fee is $100, and can be
sent to head coach Chuck Gannon
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
at the following address: Port St.
Joe Baseball, 2201 Long Avenue,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


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Those who are interested in
purchasing a new sign the fee is
$300. Please get your business
information to Coach Gannon as
soon as possible so the signs can
be ordered.
"Port St. Joe baseball is very
thankful to have had many sup-
porters throughout the years. Our
program will continue to be suc-
cessful with the support that is
given by you and others like you.
We are truly grateful for the sup-
port that you continue to show to
our program, and we hope to see
you at the ballpark," said Coach
Gannon.


Coach Richard Hollensworth encourages; the Gator team during a recent game.



- Law Enforce eint Report


Sheriff's Report
On Friday, January 10th,
Sheriff Michael Hammond and
members of the Gulf County
Sheriffs office served a search wai-
rant on the home of Thomas
'Tommy" Johnson in Beacon Hill.
The search warrant came about
after controlled buys of metham-
phetamine were made from
Johnson. During the search, a
small amount of methampheta-
mine, drug paraphernalia, and sev-
eral prescription drugs were found
in the home along with $1571.00.
Johnson was arrested and charged
with sale of Mrethamphetamine,
possession of methamphetamine,
possession of controlled substance
X 4, and possession of drug para-
phernalia. Shelby Broxson,,
Johnson's .girlfriend, was also
arrested and charged with posses-


sion of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
An early morning accident on
Tuesday, January 13th, sent
Darrien Hutcheson to the hospital
for treatment of a possible broken
hip. Hutcheson was driving toward
town on Highway C-30, when he
apparently lost control of his vehi-
cle and ran off into the woods near
Highway 98. Hutcheson was
thrown from the vehicle. According
to Hutcheson, he wrecked at
approximately 2:00 a.m. but his
vehicle was not spotted until
almost 8:00 a.m. in the morning by
a passing motorist. Hutcheson was
treated at Gulf Pines hospital and
transported to a Bay County hospi-
tal. The crash is being investigated
by the Florida Highway Patrol.
Other-- bookings:
January 6: David, Selman,
w/m, 43, Wewahitchka, VOP-DUI;


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William E. Bellinger, w/m, 21,
Mexico Beach, contributing delin-
quency minor, possession con-
trolled substance.
January 7: William E.
Bellinger, w/m, 21, Mexico Beach,
VOP-possession marijuana.
January 9: Dawn D.
Armstrong, w/f, 32, Wewahitchka,
DWLSR; Shawn V. Brown, b/m,
30, Apalachicola, VOP-possession
cocaine, VOP-possession marijua-
na, VOP-possession imitation con-
trolled substance.
January 10: Daryl Walls, w/m,
23, Wewahitchka, worthless
checks X19.

PSJ Police Beat
December 29: George D.
Mathes, 22, Port St. Joe, DWLSR.
-,'December 30: Emme Jd. Noble,
49;,' -Quincey, DUI, leaving the
scene of a traffic crash.
January 2: James E. Ard, 32,
Apalachicola,, DUI.
January 5: Nathan E.
Laurence, 18, Port St. Joe, VOP-
uttering forged instrument; James
A. Windham, 34, Port St. Joe, VOP-
introduction of contraband into
correction facility; Donnie R.
Waters, 37, Wewahitchka,. VOP-
DWLSR; Atari 0. Gainer, 21, Port
St. Joe, battery 2X, failing to regis-
ter as a convicted felon.
January 6: Eddie D. Batt, Jr.,
19, Port St. Joe, VOP-possession of
marijuana; Oscar M. Aparicio, 29,
New Port Richey, DWLSR.
City Ordinance Regarding
Abandoned and/or Junked
Vehicles in Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently posting
properties for abandoned and/or
junked vehicles. Unsheltered stor-
age for a period of thirty (30) days
or more within the corporate limits
of the city, except in licensed junk
yards, of old and unused stripped


junk automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions, and of
any other vehicles, machinery,
implements or equipment or per-
sonal property of any kind which is
no longer safe or usable for the
purposes for which it was manu-
factured. Any vehicle which does
not have a current tag shall be con-
sidered a junked automobile.
Officers are currently locating and
documenting these vehicles which
are not in compliance of city ordi-
nance #296. For further informa-
tion, call the Port St. Joe Police
Department at 229-8265.
Substandard Structure and
Junk Abatement Code of the City
of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will also be locating
and documenting unfit/unsafe
SdWellings or structures as well as
excessive growth of grass and/or
weeds within the city limits.
Property that is in violationi of this
City Nuisance Ordinance #296 car-
ries a fine of up to $500.00 or up to
60 days in jail. Each day any such
violation continues shall constitute
a separate offense as per General
Provisions section 1-15, general
penalty. For any questions regard-
ing this ordinance, call 229-8265
or stop by 410 Williams Avenue to
obtain a copy of the ordinance. The
police department thanks everyone
for their help in this matter.

Mexico Beach-
Police Report
The Mexico Beach. Police
Department reported the following.
activity for the weeks of January
5th thru the 11th. They answered
457 calls for service and investigat-
ed one traffic crash involving no
injuries. The officers issued three
traffic citations and six traffic
warnings.


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Citizens
Each year The Star requests families have their children's photos


of


tomorroww


made for a "Citizens of Tomorrow" feature. These children's pictures were made several months ago.


Trenton Tapper, three, son
of Macie Tapper.


Samantha, four, daughter of
William and Kelli Ford.


George Cargill II, six, Jesse Hyman, 10, son of
Maximus Cargill, nine months, Robert Hyman and Teresa
sons of Fred and Holly Cargill. Hoover.


Kathleen 'Katie' Louise Kaleb Hamm, five, son of
Acree, two, daughter of Jenny Rebecca and Buddy Hamm.
Acree.


Samantha D, nine, Kyle N, four, Lillian Vicari Meizner, three,
Gabrielle N, five months, son and daughter of Gina and Bill
daughters of Nic and Tina Nicodemus Meizner.


Dead Manatee Reported


in St. Joe Bay Friday


On January 6th, Officer Shon
Brower and FTO Scott Hoffman
responded to an unusual com-
plaint for our area; a dead manatee
in St. Joseph Bay., Personnel from
Sea World ahd' St. Petersburg were
contacted reference the necropsy.
This was the first reported fatality,
of a manatee in the area.
On January 6th, Officer Shon
Brower and ,Lt. Arnie McMillion
worked a special detail at the
Gaskin Park Boat Ramp in.
Wewahitchka concerning informa-
tion received regarding violations of
the pan fish bag limits. At sunset,
two suspects were found to be in
possession of 135 pan fish, 11
black crappie, and 5 black bass.


The suspects claimed to have
stayed-on a houseboat the night
before, therefore claiming two-day
bag limit. A call was placed to one
of their residences and the wife
stated that they had just left to go
fishing that morning. Both sub-
jects were cited for over-the-bag
limit of pan fish. The 135 pan fish
were donated to a local charitable
organization. The subjects were a
little upset that all the pan fish
were being seized so they donated
the crappie as well.
Officer Robert Miller received a
favorable disposition on a case of
electro-shocking catfish. The
defendant was fined $525 and an
additional $125 court costs.


Caitlin, four,
Casey Witten.


daughter of McKayla, six, daughter of
Melody and Bobby Woodhamn.


Emma Williams
Entered into rest Sunday,,
January 4th, Emma Gupton
Williams, 77, former wife of the
late Ralph Williams. Other family
members include her daughters,
the late Lisa Ann Williams., arid
Lori Williams Davis (Dr. Keith L.) of
Augusta, GA; a, son, Richard Neal
Williams (Judith H.) of Port St.
Joe; her grandchildren Michael
Pearson Davis, Joseph McNeill
Davis, Alyson Williams Gerlach
(Justin), Lindsay Williams; and a
sister, Elsie Barrow (Howard) of
Raleigh, NC.
Mrs. Williams was a native of
Raleigh, NC, but spent much of
her life in Newport News, Virginia
and Dothan, Alabama. She retired


to Augusta, Georgia to be with her
daughter and family. She spent
most of her life as a homemaker
but worked as an administrative
secretary to the head of the
English DIepartmerit of North
Carolina State University ,while
residing in Raleigh.
Mrs. Williams worked as the
secretary at Young Junior High
and worked with the Retired
Senior Volunteer Program. She
was an active church and choir
member of Lafayette Street
Methodist Church while residing
in Dothan.
Graveside services were held
Saturday, January 10th, in
Peninsula Memorial Gardens in
Newport News, VA. In place of flow-
ers, memorials may be directed to


Kristin, 13, daughter of Katrina Nelson, six, daugh-
Marsha Posey and Marty Posey. ter of Terri and John Nelson.


the Augusta
Association, 1899
Augusta, GA 30904.


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Central Ave.


Nicholas, seven, Jacob,
three, sons of Warren and
Shannon Renfro.

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Left to right: Willie Ramsey, Wendy Baker (seated), Shirley Ramsey, Natalie Gant, Nancy Pettie and. Ron Isbell,
advertising director.

Star Earns Advertising Honors


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church and religion. The Star com-
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The awards were for advertis-
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Christian School and for Gulf Pines


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two honorable mentions.
Second place awards were
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category), Century 21 Gulf Coast
Real *Estate (special publication
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professional services category.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
surplus commodities will be dis-
tributed to eligible area residents
on January 20th and 22nd. The
foods \'.ill be distributed at the
Washington Improvement Group
(WIG) building, 198 Peters Street in
Port St. Joe and the Commrnity
Building in Wewahitchka. The dis-
tribution in Port St. Joe will be on
Tuesday, January 20th from 1:00
p.m. until 3:00 p.m. EST and the
distribution in Wewahitchka will be


on Thursday, January 22nd from
12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. CST.
Recipients will receive a three
month distribution for the months
of January, February and March.
Recipients must have a current
commodity card to receive their
commodities. Recipients are urged
to bring a large grocery bag or box
to put their commodities in. There
will be no registration at the distri-
bution centers.
Anyone who has questions


Living History at Constitution Museum
Will Depict Life of the Area During 1830's


St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park.is pleased to host the annual
living history, event at the
Constitution Convention State
Museum in Port St. Joe on Friday,
January 16th, starting at 9:00 a.m.
until 2:.00 p.m. The event will be
comprised of re-enactors dressed
in period clothing, demonstrating
skills necessary to thrive in- the late
1830's. The year 1838 is significant
in Florida's history, as delegates
convened in St. Joseph to write
Florida's first constitution.
Skills demonstrated will


include open-fire cooking, the
making of lye soap, candle dipping,
turpentining, spirit distillation,
clutter churning, cracklin' making,
and more. Guided tours of the
Constitution Convention Museum
will be given, with entrance fees
waived during the event.
If you would like more informa-
tion, please contact Bill Wilkinson
at the Constitution Museum State
Park 229-8029, or St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park at 227-1327.


concerning their eligibility or would
like to sign up, should call 229-
9114, 639-5068, or come by the
commodity office in the Gulf
County Courthouse -prior to these
dates. Wewahitchka residents may
come to the community center in
Wewahitchka on Wednesday,
January 21stfrom 12:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. CST to certify for com-
modities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the state
established maximum percentage
of the poverty line for the appropri-
ate household size or who can
prove its eligibility for food stamps,
Aid to Families with Dependent
Children (AFDC), Supplemental
Security Income (SSI),. or Medicaid
is eligible to receive the USDA
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eligibility in the above programs.
As an alternative to providing such
documents, a household may sim-
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total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
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same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
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Sixth Annual Gumbo Cookoff


at Mexico Beach Feb. 21


'' Special Events for Mexico
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't. cooks the best gumbo. On
Saturday, February 21st, begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. CST, a fierce
competition of culinary skills will.
S .. determine who's who in the
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To add an incentive to the
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Cash prize will be forthcoming to
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judges will determine which gum-
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Entrants, wishing to be
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They will also be responsible for
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Lamberson/Malphurs Finalize Annual Meeting


mittee will provide tables, electric-
ity, (please specify if needed),
bowls, napkins, and utensils for
consumption and the location and
crown, Sunset Park, next to El
Governor Motel in Mexico Beach.
The goal is to have 30 entrants
this year.
Gumbo from the cookoff will
be sold by the taste and various
size cups (at varying prices $1.00
to $10.00) to raise money for
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6 x 9 $ 79.00 $5.14 $ 84.14 9.5 x 8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05 $ 99.05
7 x 9 $ 89.00 $ 5.79 $ 94.79 10 x 20 $174.00 $11.31 $185.31
8 x 10 $ 98.00 $ 6.37 $ 104.37 12 x 16 $167.00 $10.86 $177.86
8 x 12 $100.00 $ 6.50 $106.50 11 x 18 $172.00 $11.18 $183.18
8 x 20 $110.00 $10.40 $170.40

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Sunrise to Sunset. Other times of entry by special permission only.


January 17th Wedding Plans


Final plans are announced for
the marriage of Kimberly Renee
Lamberson and Leonard Fredrick
Malphurs, Jr.. The -wedding cere-
. mony will take place this Saturday,
January 17th, at 4:00 p.m. at First


Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. A
reception will follow at the
Centennial Building, and friends
and family are invited to attend. A
nursery will be provided during the
ceremony,


Justin Ryan Martin Is 7

Justin Ryan Martin celebrated
his seventh birthday on Friday,
January 9th. He had a Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtle party on
Saturday, January 10th, at the
Highland View Church of God.
Lots of friends and family mem-
bers joined Justin at his party.
Justin is the son of Stacy and
Michelle Hanlon. His grandpar-
ents are Gerald and Alice Martin of
Port St. Joe and Gene and Betty
Sue Hanlon of Wewahitchka. His
great-grandpar.ents are,- Norman
Sand Margene, Martin 'of Howard
Creek. .Bessie Goff of Highflnd
View and Frances Hanlon of
Wewahitchka.


Matthew Roberson Jr. Is One


Gulf Alliance for Local Arts will
hold its annual meeting on
Thursday, January 22nd. The
Alliance encourages anyone inter-
ested in ,supporting the arts and
art education in the community, to
get involved. 2003 was a banner
first year for the organization and
2004 promises to be even bigger. A
reception honoring new members
and dedicated volunteers will fol-
low the business meeting, -which
will begin at 6:30 pm. New mem-
ber sign up will be available as
early as 5:30, for those interested
in joining before the meeting at the
Port St. Joe Garden Club, 8th
Street, Port St. Joe. RSVP by e-
mail 'at camilla31730@aol.com or
by calling Jodi @ 227-2117 or
Mary@ 647-3774. For member-
ship information, contact Carla
May at 227-2008 or
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Read-A-Thon/Essay Contest For MLK


Memorial Celebration January 20th


The local Gulf County NAACP
branch will observe Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. day with their
annual kick-off of the MLK NAACP
Civil Rights Memorial Membership
Drive and a Read-A-Thon/Essay.
All participants in MLK activities
and the community are invited to
join in honoring the life and legacy
of Dr. King.
The Read-A-Thon/Essay con-
test is planned for all youth. The
entry fee is $5.00. per youth and a

Look Who's One
Shayleigh Faith Cloud cele-
brated her first birthday with her
mother, Autumn Cloud and many
friends and family. She had a
Strawberry Shortcake birthday
party.


Watercolor Workshop,

Planned for Area
Carol Jessen, a watercolorist
from St. Louis, Missouri, will be
conducting a workshop in
Apalachicola from February 23rd to
27th.
Jessen made her reputation as
a painter in Maine where she has
summered for the past 25 years.,
She is represented by Gleason Fine
Art of Boothbay Harbor, Maine
(www.gleasonflneart.com).
A former high school English
teacher, Carol retired three years,
Sago and is, now able to 'paint full.
time. Her workshops in Missouri
have been very popular, and she
has been in demand as a guest lec-
turer, demonstrator and critic.
This will be her first workshop in
Apalachicola.
When asked what she hopes
her workshop participants will'
gain, Jessen said, "No matter what
level of skill a student brings to a
workshop experience, the instruc-
tor should reinforce a basic knowl-
edge of the elements and principles
of art and inspire students to seek
expressiveness-in their art."
For an informational brochure,
call 314-706-6333 or Sportsman's
Lodge at 850-670-8423. Brochures'
may also be picked up at both the,
Eastpoint and Apalachicola
libraries.


Bobbie Edwards, Agent
After Hours 850-229-9325'
Mobile 850-258-5261


prize of $100.00 will be awarded to
the winner. All youth participating
in this program will be recognized.
Essays will be posted for the com-
munity to vote on and will be
directed by a bi-racial steering
committee. The following require-
ments must be met in order to be
declared the winner:
1. The best essay that best
describes the civil rights achieve-
ments that Dr. King made.
2. Identify the civil rights
organizations that he worked with


to make laws that made changes in
the civil rights movement so that
all people are treated equally and
judged by their character and not
the color of their skin.
3. Essay must be a minimum
of 300 words.
The program to honor the win-
ner and participants will be held on
Tuesday, January 20th, at the Gulf
County Library, Port St. Joe, 4:00
p.m. Essays may be dropped off at
either library no later than 12:00
noon January 20th. All entry fees
must be paid by 4:00 p.m. on the


20th. The community may cast
their vote at the program. Books
about Dr. King ate available at both
libraries and the local NAACP
branch encourages the youth to
read about Dr. King's life achieve-
ments to assist them with this
assignment.
Membership dues for the
NAACP are $30.00 per year for
adults 21 and older, $15.00 for
youth one day to 20 years old.
Contact Raymond Rogers, Jr.,
membership chairperson or Bertha
Harris-Quinn for more information.


Benefit Fish Fry January 31


A benefit fish fry for Willard
Richards will be held on Saturday,
January 31st at Frank Pate Park
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Benny Roberts and crew will be
cooking fresh mullet.' Plates will be
$5.00 and all proceeds will go to
Willard Richards and family.


Aidan Jacob Lewis
Kevin and Brandy Lewis would
like to announce the birth of their
son, Aidan Jacob Lewis. Aidan
was born November 26th at Gulf
Coast Hospital' weighing seven
pounds and was 19 1/2 inches
long.
He was welcomed home by his
two big brothers, Nicholas and
Dyson and his big, sister Katelyn.
Aidan's maternal grandparents
are Peggy Martin of Apalachicola
and Larry and Annette Godwin of
Freeport., Paternal grandparents
are Jake and Lola' Lewis of Port St.
Joe and Patty Hartzog and Jessie
Hixson of Panama City. His mater-
nal great grandparents are Doug
and Ezella Hicks of Apalachicola.


Tickets will be sold in advance or
can be purchased at the fish fry.
Call Sherry at 229-7099 or Debra
at' 229-6224 for information or
tickets. All support and donations
will be greatly appreciated.
Richards was severely injured in
a recent traffic accident.


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Shelley Wants A Home


MBDPS Says Thanks
The Mexico Beach Department
of, Public Safety would like to
extend its thanks to the following
donors to the Annual Christmas
Wishes program.
Mildred and Joe Rycroft,
Parker Realty, Inc., Chris
Matincheck Construction,
Hambrick Construction, 'Mexico
Beach. Beaches Lions Club,
Christine and Steve Brinkmeier,
Steve's Meat Market (Ellendale,
MN), The Shell Shack, Bob and
Diane Pugh, Jim and Cheryll
McLean, Wallace Pump and
Supply, Marquardt, Inc., William
Hodgson, Jane and Ted Arnold,
and The Jordan's Group.
In addition, they would, like to
thank all those volunteers who
donated their collaborative efforts
in organization, shopping, wrap-
ping, delivering and being a true
Santa's helper.


which has grown from start-up to
regularly selling out of the best
smoked ribs, chicken and pork you
can imagine. Mr. Beard elected to
open on Christmas Eve, a day he's
not usually open, and offer free
BBQ dinners to any and all who
showed up until he ran out!
Needless to say, a steady line of
patrons enjoyed a Christmas gift
that was as tasty as it was mean-
ingful. Some may say that it was a
good business move-but Curtis
doesn't need more advertising. His
product speaks for itself. What
Curtis elected to do was the most
direct way to "give. something back
to the community". We're proud to
have Curtis's business in our
town-but we are even more proud
to have Curtis, even if it's only
part-time.
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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;


Red Hat Chit Chat
The Beach Belles, headed by
Queen Mum,, Bev Aclin, will hold
their January event on Tuesday,
the 27th at St. Joseph Bay-Country
Club for lunch at 12:00 ET.
Following lunch Dana Boyer, will
present a program on the Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts (GALA).
Please RSVP to Dot Miree at 647-
2765, to Bev Aclin 648-4365, or to
Eileen Schhiner at 648-2447.
The previously planned tour of
!Tyndall AFB and lunch at the
Officer's Club has been.postponed
"due to conflicts of schedule. It will
be rescheduled later this year.


Cee Cee, a 5 month old tri-colored
female kitty; and a large number of
kittens.. Please come see!
For more information, contact
,the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
at 227-1103 or visit the Humane
Society's web site at www.sjbhu-
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Produce
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Port St. Joe, FL
227-7226
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Open 7 days a week
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New Potatoes ......................5590 lb
Sweet Potatoes .......... .......39 Ilb
All Kinds of Produce


While many make a big show of
Christmas, some demonstrate true
Christmas spirit in a more subtle,
meaningful manner. Curtis Beard,
who owns and operates a small
BBQ stand in Wewahitchka, want-
ed to show his appreciation for the
town's support of his business

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A firewall is a barrier or type of protection that
allows a system to keep information safe when the comrn-
puter accesses other networks, such as the Internet.
A Lady came into our shop last month, and said
she walked away from her computer and when she
came back, her mouse was running around all over the
desktop, clicking on her Icons and opening folders rap-
idly. She thought her computer was possessed, but in
fact, (And She Had No Idea) she was being Hacked. She
ran over and pulled the plug. When she went to turn-on
her computer, she could not get past a New Password
Screen, that she had never seen before. A Hacker had
password protected her out of her own computer. This
Hacker, from many miles away, now had her Name,
Address, Social Security Number, Bank Account Info.,
etc.
She had a Broadband connection she was using
for her Internet, but she did Not have a Firewall.
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Older Drivers Can Learn to Drive Safer


The Mexico Beach AARP participants will receive a certifi-
Chapter #4325 is sponsoring the cate that entitles the person to a
AARP's Senior Drive Program, 55 discount on their insurance for the
Alive. The driving classes are for next three years. The course must
seniors (age .50+) and will be held then be taken again. Taking the
In Mexico Beach at the Civic class also helps to protect both the
Center, behind Parker Realty, on driver and his/her loved ones by
February 20th and 21st (Tuesday making them a better and safer
and Wednesday) from 9:00 a.m. to driver. New laws, highway signs
1:00 p.m. Central Time. Classes and road markings, and ways to
will be presented in two four-hour avoid the criminal while getting
sessions over a two-day period, into or out of the car are also cov-
and will be instructed by Dick ered.
McLaughlin, a trained AARP vol- There is a $10.00 fee, per per-
unteer. son, for the course. To register,
At the conclusion of the class, call Ruth McLaughlin at 850-648-

Juvenile Justice Plans to Meet


The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
Thursday, January 15th, at 4:00
p.m. (EST) at the Gulf County
library (Highway 71 N) in Port St.
Joe. Membership is open to the
public. Everyone is welcome and
encouraged to attend. For further


details or information, contact
Jarrod Wester at (850) 527-7785.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Gulf/Calhoun
Domestic Violence Council will
meet at 3:30 p.m. The public is
also encouraged to attend this very
important meeting.


War-Mart and Gulf County

Helping Hands Team Up


Due to the efforts of Andrea
Williams and Mary Jo Walsh, many
senior men and women will stay
warm this season. These ladies
approached the Tyndall Parkway
Super Wal Mart and spoke to Jean
Jordan, Community Relations,
about helping the Mexico Beach
and Gulf County elderly men and
women obtain blankets and
heaters.
Mrs. Jordan was so helpful


that she provided a $500.00 certifi-
cate to Wal Mart that allowed the
ladies to purchase 18 blankets and
16 electric heaters. i
This is a wonderful contribu-
tion and the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. is now
very capable of providing these
items to the elderly to keep them
warm especially with the current
cold snap.


Seniors Plan Community Outreach
The Gulf County Senior many services .available for people
Citizens will be conducting an out- 60 and over in Gulf County. To find
reach on January 20th, from 1:00 out more information about the
until 3:00 p.m. EST. Staff will be out more information about the
'on hand to give out information services available for seniors in
and answer questions about the Gulf County,. call 229-8466.'

Unarmed Security Officer

Training at GCCC March 1


Gulf Coast Community
College's Division of Public Safety,
w-ilJ conduct an unarmed security
officer training course at the North "
Bay Center in Souihport beginning
Monday, February 2nd, and the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe beginning Monday, March 1st.
The 40-hour classes' will take
place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The
course meets all training require-
ments to be eligible to apply for a


Florida Security Officer "D" license.
Candidates must be at least 18
\ears of age. of good rrmoral c:har-i:-
ter and \-ith no disqualIlying men-
tal illness,. controlled substance or
criminal history.
For additional information. call
the North Bav Center at (8501 747-
3233 or thei Gulf/Franklin Center
at (8501 227-9670. Monday
through Fnday. from 8.00 a m. to
6:00 p.m


NJROTC News...


By: c/ENS Hillary VanZant
It's a new year and it's time to
start some new events. But before
we do start, let's have a recap of all
in the events done in 2003.
The NJROTC has participated
in parades, drilling and leading
them with a, color guard, such as
Christmas parade and Seafood fes-
tival. parade. Also, presenting the
'colors at football games and having
an honor guard to raise the flag.
There were also important cere-
monies that we contributed to by
both a color guard and drill forma-
tions. These events were Veterahs
Day at the school, along with at the
courthouse and other places, and
at the welcoming home of Buck
Watford.
Yet, after all that hard work,
the cadets finally got a little break
at our Annual Military Christmas
Ball. The cadets were able to get to
know everyone in the unit, get rec-
ognized for participating in the
unit, and .most important of all to
have fun. The unit would like to
thank all the contributors who
helped make this happen for us.




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Soon enough our fun came to
an end when we began prepara-
tions for the annual inspection.
The cadets, spent mAny days
drilling and practicing color -guard
for this inspection.. Commander
Pratter and two other officers came
to inspect every cadet in the unit.
After each cadet was inspected, the
armed drill team, lead by cadet
CPO Shawn Kemp, and the drill
team, lead by cadet ENS Jenny
Garth, performed for the guests.
.When the drilling was finally fin-
ished, there was a ceremony pf
awards for the cadets who deserved
the Personal Appearance ribbon for
their excellence in wearing their
uniform. Once the inspection was
(See NJROTC on Page 7)


3067. Walk-ins are welcome, if the
class is not filled.

AARP Meets

January 16th
The AARP Chapter of Mexico
Beach will hold its monthly meet-
ing on January 16th at 1:00 p.m.
(CT) at the Mexico Beach Civic
Center..
Myra Reeves, Community
Outreach Coordinator for Bay
Medical will be the guest speaker
and give a presentation on the
facility at Beacon Hill. Lynn Costin,
the CEO of the Mexico Beach
Community Development Council
(CDC) will also be present to give
an update on the relocation of the
CDC office and the Visitors Center
on Canal Parkway.
If any member needs trans-
portation to a meeting, please call
John Anderson at 648-8533 and
arrangements will be made for
members to be picked up.
Visitors .are encouraged to
attend.

Williams Family
Extends Thanks
The family of the late Laura M.
Williams wishes to express sincere
gratitude to all relatives and friends
for the many visits, prayers, deeds
of thoughtfulness, acts of kindness
and concerns during her illness
and nursing home stay. Also we
would like to thank you for the vis-
its, calls, flowers, food; or any Other
acts of kindness that were 'done to
console our hearts by words, deeds
or touch.
We find comfort and strength
in ,your gestures of sharing oer
grief. Special thanks to the staff of
Bay St. Joseph Care Center. May
God richly bless you and let your
reward be great.

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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

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


A community wide program com-
memorating Dr. Martin Luther King
will be held on Monday, January
19th, at 6:00 p.m. at Philadelphia
Musical Workshop and

Concert at Thompson Temple
Minister Errol Flynn of Joyful'
Noise Productions from Atlanta,
Georgia, will be hosting a musical
workshop and concert for the commu-
nity. This is an opportunity to learn
about making a joyful noise unto the
Lord and have some fun'while fellow-
shipping.
The workshops will be held on
Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30
p.m. and then a concert.will be per-
formed on Saturday night at 7:30
p.m. to put into practice all that has
been learned.
Thompson Temple First Born
Church at 222 Avenue E, Port St. Joe
will be hosting this event. There. is a
$5.00 registration fee. For more infor-
mation, call Tina Register at 227-
1437, Tynetta Towner at 227-5289 or
Cojean Bums at 229-6320.


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


Primitive Baptist Church. In keeping
with the national holiday, this local
observance will highlight the life and
contributions made by Dr. King which
brought about changes in laws and
attitudes that resulted in a better way
of life for all people around the world

New Bethel Gospel
Choir Anniversary
The New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Gospel Choir will celebrate its eighth
anniversary on. Sunday, January
18th, at 5:00 p.m. Choirs and
sololists from the surrounding area
will appear on the program. The Rev.
Cecil Williams, pastor' of St. Paul
Apalachicola will deliver the message.
Rev. C. Cuthbert and the gospel
choir invite everyone to go out and
share in the excitement of this special
occasion. rhe church is located at the
corner of Avenue C and Highway 98.

if YOU See News Happening,...

Call The Star at 227-1278


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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
1 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


fFirst .Baptist Church


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102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students
Sunday School . ..... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............... .6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............... .7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET


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and in America particularly. Everyone
is invited to attend this service. The
church is located at 259 Avenue D.
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church will be also be hosting the
Brightside Spiritual Singers of
Tallahassee on Sunday, January
25th, at 5:00 p.m. This group-of tal-
ented men will be singing praises
from their CD titled: '"Thank You for
Another Day". The public is invited to
go out and be a part of this annointed
service. The. church is located at 259
Avenue D, Port St. Joe. For further

Beach Baptist Sets

Wednesday Dinner
Beach Baptist Chapel will be hav-
ing their Wednesday. night dinner on
the 21st starting at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The menu will be cabbage rolls,
mashed potatoes, dessert and tea for,
a $5.00 donation. This money is used
for missions. "
Take out orders are available by
calling the church at 647-5026. The
church is located at 311 Columbus
Avenue, St. Joe Beach.


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


information, call Minnie Likely at
229-8155.

Gospel Sing at Abe
Springs January 17th
There will be a gospel sing at Abe
Springs Baptist Church on Sunday,
January 17th. The sing will start at
6:00 p.m. CST. Local talent will be
featured. Anyone who would like to
sing is welcome.
The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275 in Blountstown. For more
information, call 674-5880. Pastor
Allen Pitts and the congregation
extend an invitation to the communi-
ty.
Zion Fair Observes
Missionary Day 1/18
Zion Fair Missionary. Baptist
Church will be observing its annual
missionary day on Sunday. January
18th, at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Pierson and
the Zion Fair family invites everyone
to go and help them lift,up the name
of Jesus in songs, words and praise.


Saturday Night Seminars
Beginning Jan. 24 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
First Series: Terrorism, Holy War, & the Holy Bible (3 parts)
Place: Long Avenue Baptist Church; Leader: Bruce Duty
Join us Saturday evenings when other tough issues
(Bible: Fact or Fiction, Homosexuality,Abortion, Liberalism,
Depression, Can God Bless America?) will be tackled.


PowerPoint, By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor .
Vapors, Vanishings, & Victories...Life is quick. Yesterday, Josh w.as
starting to run. Now, runs a 4.6 40 and is working on 4.5. I taught
Shane to look up to his elders. Now he's 5'10" and looking down oh
me. B,oy, life is quick.
James 4:14, says life is "just a vapor." It comes and goes.
Relationships, routines, steps, and schedules all vanish someday. Yes,
vapors and vanishings. For some of us even our hair is vanishing. I
sure wish my weight would. Metabolism is my new enemy.
Yet, there is victory. Sure? Yes! Eternally sure. John put it this
way, "I write these things that you may know you have eternal life."
Your Christian loved ones that have gone? You'll see again (if you too
are a born-again believer in Christ.) Facing your own vapor or van-
ishing? Trust in the Lord. Surrender your way and will to Him. Vapors
and vanishings turn into victories with the Lord. There is' victory in
Jesus!

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


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


'382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.n.
JUST LETNG GO00 DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Dscipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
,Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


G 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 S6rvce ..... ........... . 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
.....X Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
S.. 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchia, 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


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution andMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
'Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m. Director of Touth Ministries
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Heather Smith
WEvening Worship "6:00 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
S All Times are EST Director of Music


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K,, Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue 2


Laura M. Williams
Laura M. Williams passed away
on December 24th. She was born in
Geneva County, Alabama to the late
John Babe and Lilly Miller on March
24, 1927. She moved to Port St. Joe
where she was united in holy matri-
mony to the late Robert Williams.
Her love for Christ was radiated
through her untiring service to her
fellowman. She shared her gift of love
by helping anywhere she found a
need; actively serving in many com-
munity organizations, such as the
Concerned Christian Society, Jolly
Seniors, and 'Prayer Band.
She was affectionately known as
"Mama, Mama Laura, LaLa, Aunt
Laura, Mother, Sister, Granny, and
Granny Laura" to almost everyone.
Many adopted her as their mother.
Her compassion was shown by her
legacy of love for her children and
family: Mark (Sharon) of
Blountstown; Priscilla Taylor and
Noah (Sylvia) of Port St. Joe; C.
Denise Spears (Willie D.) of Panama
City, and Johnny (Gloria) of Virginia
Beach, VA; a stepdaughter, Cojean
Burns (Jared) of Port St. Joe; a broth-
er Johnny Miller (Ellen) of Macon, Ga;
three sisters, Daisy Jackson of


.- -a
Savannah, GA; Molly Carter of
Kissimmee, and Virginia Sue Collins
(Sierra) of Chancellor, AL; a godson,
John Alex Shackelford; three god-
daughters, Dorothy Thomas, Patricia
Henry and Lynn Driesbach; special
neighbors, Willie and Marion McNair;
22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchil-
dren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a
host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held
Monday, December 29th at The Port
St. Joe Church of God in Christ with
the Rev. Calvin Griffin, Sr. officiating.


I w FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
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CCBA Thanks Community For Christmas on the Coast


Now that the Christmas sea-
son of 2003 is a thing of the past,
it won't be long before Christmas
of 2004 is upon us.
As the' Constitution City
Business Association (CCBA),
sponsors of the fourth annual
Christmas on the Coast, puts last
year's file away and begins prepar-
ing this summer for the fifth annu-
al event, chairwoman Sandi Bish
offers thanks to those who made
the three-weekend event a suc-
cess.
"I can not help but thank all of
those who gave b'of their hours,
days and months planning, organ-
izing, and donating personal time
to make Christmas on the Coast'a
successful series of events and
activities for the entire communi-
ty," Bish said. 'There were several
committees of volunteers from.
local merchants, the Chamber of
Commerce, the City of Port St. Joe
and the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council who all
worked valiantly and proved it
could be done. My thanks go to
each of you."
The CCBA would also like to
recognize the following individu-
als, businesses and organizations
for all of their support:
*Committee members Ron
Isbell, Jody Sarno, Rachel
Browning, Janet Conoley, Ironya
Nixon, AnnMarie Daly, Dr. Bill
Taylor, Andrew Rutherford, Ralph
Roberson, Carol Davis, Chief


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Pickett, The Star, Daly's Dock and
Dive Center, A&E Development of
NW Florida, Port St. Joe Marina,
St. Joe News Network, Bluewater
Outrigger, Margie Raffield-Realtor,
Ard's Florist and Glen


Todd/Buffalo Rock Company.
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By Ron Isbell,
Advertising Director
As the years pile up and I
creep toward my seventh decade
on this earth, I find myself with
this huge mound of advice that no
one seems interested in. Of
course, I tend to try to share it
with my children, and what twen-
ty-something wants to listen to
his/her parents?
But I somehow feel my life will
have had more purpose if I have
learned some of the lessons we're
supposed to have learned and can
share that with those who have
just completed their education
and are now: starting to learn.
Please take a little advice from
someone with a lot of great memo-
ries from things done right and
some regrets for things not done
-at all. You'll n:hoticd-didnf't say
"things done'wrong". This is
life...we all make mistakes. They
are simply that: mistakes-neither
right or wrong. I have no regrets
for mistakes. And that, people, is
my first admonition.
Here's my list, as of January
1, 2004. It's sort of my version of
New Year Resolutions. It's in no
particular order, as is life. It is also
far from complete. I hope all of you
have given some thought to this
same thing before it's too late to do
anything about it. I'd like it if
you'd share" your list with the rest
of us.
Eat less. Taste more.
Climb more mountains.
Drive a red sports car.
Appreciate kudzu.
Start a fire in someone's soul.
Admire antiques but under-
stand technology.
Learn how to choose a good
melon.
Change your own flat tire.
Create something. Anything.
Learn a foreign language.
Sail a boat.
Take pictures. Lots of them.
Dance.
Watch a sunset. Repeat.
Repeat. Repeat......
Taste raindrops.
Eat a brussell sprout. One is
enough.
Vote.
Go fishing without bait.


Spend more time. Less money.
Get lost.
Sleep in a tent.
Write a poem.
Hold a newborn child.
Cry, but just a little.
See a broadway play, even if
it's off-broadway.
Smell a mum. Everybody
smells roses.
Learn to play golf. Then actu-
ally play only if you enjoy it.
Drink an RC and eat a Moon
Pie.
Swim in an ocean and walk in
a desert in the same year.
Grow your own vegetables.
Make friends everywhere you
go. Go everywhere with friends.
Don't work at a job you don't
like. Work hard at a job you do.
Love your parents for who
they are. Appreciate them for who
you are.
Hear music when there isn't
any.
Love someone more than
yourself.
Know the virtue of being
alone. Never know the pain of
being lonely. Know the difference.
Appreciate art for what it is.
Don't try to make it something
else.
Start saving for retirement
before you get your first job. Just
like your funeral, it's inevitable.
Avoid the seven deadly sins.
They're aptly named.
Paddle in a lake.
Make a friend in someone of a
different culture.
Read Huck Finn.
Spend a St. Patrick's Day
evening in a real Irish pub.
Be a part ,of a revolution, but
do it peacefully.
Find a way for others to be
right when they disagree with you.
Learn the difference between
flowers and weeds before you tend
a garden.
Milk a cow.
Visit New York City. Like brus-
sell sprouts, once is probably
enough.
Read enough to have a favorite
- author.
Make a list like this, then
share it.


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over the NJROTC staff had a brief
about their jobs and what they
plan to do for the unit in the
future. Finally, the staff w'as
treated to a lunch at Dockside
with Cdr. Pratter.
On Friday, January 16th, the
cadets have a chance to go to The
Naval Coastal Systems Stations at .


Panama City. This trip will be our
orientation trip.
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS.
There will be a booster club meet-
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6:00 p.m. We will be discussing
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Shark Talk


By Collins Abrams
Happy New Year! What's going
on out there? We just got back from
a much needed Christmas break. It
sure was great to have a long break
from school. Anyways, it's back to
work for students and the final
semester for seniors.
Also, for last minute seniors
trying to get into college, you have
another opportunity to take the
SAT on January 24th. Seniors, if
you haven't turned in your senior
portrait portfolios, you must do so
or you will be billed $106.00.
Parents, there will be a finan-
cial aid meeting at 6:00 p.m. on
January 27th at Port St. Joe High


School, but there's bad news for
the students. Report cards go out
this Friday, January 16th. Good
luck!
Congratulations to our Varsity,
Boys Basketball team, which won
the Bay Christmas Tournament
over the holidays. Special congrat-
ulations to Raye Bailey who was
the tournament MVP and Ash
Parker who made the All
Tournament Team.
Just when we get back into our
normal routine of going back to
school, we get another break on
Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day. Everyone have a great holi-
day! Go Sharks! Holla back.


attended a presentation in Panama
City in honor of pop singer 'Tweet,"
to promote HIV/AIDS awareness
among teens.
Participation in the Summer
Food Program, serving a total,of
4,000 nutritional meals to youth in
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka and
providing summer employment for
several county adults.
The program was sponsored by
the Gulf County United
Community Development and the
Northwest Florida Resource
Conservation and Development
Council.
Thanks to Ernest Williams,
Louise' Jones,, Sophia Woullard,
Pastor Wilhemina Swanston,
Tannis Nickson and Amy Rogers.
Participation in the "Learn-to-
Swim-Program" sponsored' by the
Gulf County United Community
Development and the Northwest
Florida Resource Conservation and
Development Council.
Twenty-three youngsters and
parents participated in the pro-
gram, conducted by the American
Red Cross.
Thanks to Allen and Cathy Cox
and Elder Charles Gathers for the
use of their pools, and the
Christian Community Development
,Foundation,. and .the S t.,,,9e
Community, Foundation for their,
support.. :, ,-, ,- 3
The program was assisted by
Kim Harris, Bertha Harris-Quinn,
Amy Rogers and Louise Jones.
Hosted a summer, youth art
show. Winner was Jaquez Whitley.
The Gulf Alliance for the Local Arts
donated art supplies and the proj-
ect was assisted by Kim Harrison,


The past year was filled with.
memorable events, educational
workshops and culturally-enrich-
ing programs for the local chapter
of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
and the community it serves.
Citizens and delegates of all
ages. participated in a year-long*
series of workshops held in Fort
Walton Beach, .Panama City,
Fernrandina Beach, Atlanta, Miami,
Daytona and Marianna.
Participants learned innovative
skills to build a productive and
diverse community with special
interest in meeting the poor peo-
ple's needs in housing, education,
transportation, safety, health care
and prescription medicine.
Thanks to New Bethel A.M.E.
Church and New Bethel Baptist
Church for the use of their commu-
nity vans. funded by the Jessie'Ball
du Pont Foundauon, in assisting
with some transportation needs.
Other highlights of 2003 were:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Youth Spelling Contest. The winner
was Angela Johnson and Mary Lois
Williams-Russ and Monette
Jefferson assisted with the event.
Black History Youth Talent
Show/Recreational Scientific
Olympics. Bryce Tiller won the
Read-AtiTh-Qn contest. Paula Boone
and -Susie Hatcher, from the
Library Literacy Partnership
Program assisted with the event.
Youth and adult tutoring with
an opportunity to earn a GED,
HIV/AIDS awareness program and
confidential testing, NA/AA sup-,
port groups, high blood pressure
checks and sugar testing and social
services to those in need were all
free offerings to the public at the
North Port St. Joe police substa-
tion.
Thanks, to the Department of
Corrections,. Christian Community
Development Foundation, St.
James Episcopal Church, First
United Methodist Church, Gulf
County Senior Citizens, Goodwill
and First Baptist Church for their
support of such endeavors.'
Sophia Woullard, Betty
Gordon, Amy Rogers, Dianne
Morgan and Johnnie Lee Peterson
also assisted.
Youth basketball contest. The
winners were the Panthers, cap-
tained by Roman Quinn, Beverly
Quinn and Raymond Rogers, Jr.
Special tributes and recogni-
tion of several African-Americans in
Gulf County. Sponsors and sup-
porters included Healthy Start,
Duren's Piggly Wiggly, BankTrust,
The Bank, Emerald Coast Credit
Union, Glenn's Barbeque-,and St.
Joe Natural Gas. The event- was
assisted by Amy Rogers.
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DOLPHIN NEWS
Please send in your coins for
computers to Mrs. Watson and
General Mills box tops to your-
child's teacher.
Report cards were sent home
on Friday, January 16th. If you
would like to. schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
School will not be held on
Monday, January 19th, due to
Martin, Luther King Day.
Our fourth graders will take
the "Florida Writes" test on
Tuesday, February 10th.


Raymond Rogers, Jr., Louise Jones
and Amy Rogers.
Youth and adults attended a
Fall Festival following last month's
community clean-up. The festival,
at Renaissance Park in Marianna,
included presentations on pig-pick-
ing, broom making, meat prepara-
tion and syrup making.
The project was assisted by
Raymond Rogers, Jr., Horace Barr
and Amy Rogers.
The year also included a com-
munity charge to action, from the
national office,' culminating a
remarkable turning point in the
ongoing development projects in
Gulf County..
The next NAACP state board
meeting will Jan. 30-31 at the
Paramount Resort and Convention
Center in Gainesville.


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The Gulf County Sheriff has announced that he will receive
sealed bids for seized and out of service vehicles and ves-
sels. The minimum starting bids will be posted on each
vehicle/vessels. The vehicles will be on display and avail-
able for inspection behind the Gulf County Sheriffs Office
January 20th, 2004 until January 27th, 2004 between the
hours of 9:00 AM EST and 5:00 PM EST Monday through
Friday. Bids will be accepted from January 20th until
January 27th at 5:00 PM EST. The vehicles/vessels will be
sold as is with no warranties and all sales will be final. The
Sealed bids will be opened January 28th, 2004 at 11:00
AM EST in the office of the Gulf County Sheriff. All highest
bids over the posted minimums will be accepted.


SHERIFF MICHAEL L. HAMMOND

The list of vehicles/vessels are as follows:

1997 Toyota P/UP Truck
1993 Ford F-150 4x4
1991 Ford Bronco
1992 Ford Crown Victoria
1995 Chevy Caprice 4DR
1983 Chevy 4DR
1988 GMC P/UP
1990 Lincoln 4DR
1991 Dodge Van
1992 Chevy S-10 P/UP
1990 Chevy Blazer 2DR
1995 Chevy Caprice 4DR
1993 Ford Crown Victoria
1992 Ford Crown Victoria
1989 Dodge Ram
1995 Chevy Caprice 4DR
1993 Ford Crown Victoria
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News Column

- Faith Christian School


beginning January 23rd. Jeannie
Cocchi will be transferring from the
middle school science classes to
become a teacher's aide for the pre-
school and elementary school, but
will continue teaching art in the
afternoons to the older students.


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WES Collects Over 1,000 Items


for Annual Holiday Food Drive


Wewahitchka Elementary
School recently conducted its
annual holiday food drive.
Students were asked to bring in
non-perishable food items which
were in turn collected and distrib-


By Amber Ropelis
Welcome back students! I hope
everyone had a wonderful
Christmas and a happy New Year.
It always seems that the Christmas
break ends too soon for both stu-


uted to those in need over the holi-
days by the Wewahitchka
Ministerial Association. Well over
1,000 items were collected and dis-
played -on the WES stage during
the drive. At the center of the dis-


dents and teachers. Even though
school has started up once again,
we can look forward to new oppor-
tunities and a fresh start that this
new year of school has to offer.
When I came to school on
Thursday, the 8th, I noticed that in
almost every class they had men-
tioned or given us practice for the
dreaded FCAT test. It may seem
like a while away but it is, in fact,
only a few weeks away. My advice
to my fellow students would be to
be prepared for when it comes, but
don't think too, hard on it right,
now. You have plenty of time before
it comes around so enjoy it.


play was a giant wooden turkey
constructed and donated by Gulf
Correctional Institute.
It was heart warming to see the
collaboration between school and
community partners and witness
the generosity of our youngsters.
WES would like to thank all those
who helped .to make the drive a
roaring success.

Springtime is just around the,
corner and that means it's time for
sports! Sign up sheets for baseball,
softball, and track are available in
the office. Students, don't forget
that you must have a parent per-
mission form and a physical before
you can participate, so don't forget!
Students will be happy to hear
that January 19th is Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day and we will not be
having school.
Teachers, students, and staff,
if you love jigsaw puzzles, come by
room 306 and select a free puzzle.
It's a first come, first serve basis, so
what do you have to lose?
Students and teachers please
note that we have club pictures on
January 15th, so come looking
nice!
-, Well, that's all the news I have
for this week about school year
.2004. Have a wonderful year!


We wish you a happy New Year.
School began January 6th and we
are off and running! The students
received their first semester' report
cards last IThursday and will bring
home their first progress report of
the second semester before the end
of January.
Our first holiday will be Martin
Luther King's Day, Monday,
January .19th, and then President's
Day, Monday, February 16th. We
don't want to forget the Living
History program at the Centennial
Park, January 16th, which is a
favorite excursion for many of our
classes.
Students in our elementary
classes who were good salesper-
sons of the' Christmas card
fundraiser program went to Chuck
E. Cheese for a day of fun. This is
their reward for their hard work
earlier in the year.
We want to thank Chris
Robershaw for teaching the math
classes in grades five'through eight
for several months. Please pray for
Chris, as he seeks God's direction
after finishing his under graduate
degree in Pastoral Ministry.


Computer Courses

Offered at GCCC
The Gulf Coast Community
College's Office of Lifelong Learning
is offering non-credit computer
courses starting in January.
The following classes are avail-
able: Introduction to Computers,
Microsoft Windows Basics and
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power
Point, Access, Project Management
with Microsoft Project, Microsoft
Publisher, Adobe Acrobat, and
Series of AutoCAD 2004.
'The cost for the courses range
from $39 to $79 each and most
classes require a textbook. The
classes are offered at the GCCC
Panama City campus and the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe in evening or weekend formats.
Pre-registration is required and
online classes are available
through Ed2Go.
For additional information, caU
:(850) 872-3832 or 1" (800) 311
3685, ext. 3823, or visit
http://lM.gulfcoast.edu/bit.


Karen Ph61ps will be teaching
We look forward to an easy transi-


the math and science classes


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PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at-the Planning and Development Review
Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.
EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G.'Costin Sr: Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.. Th^-pub-
lic hearings will be to discuss'and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes November 18, 2003 and December 5, 2003
2. Preliminary Plat Approval Pass View Gibson & Flowers -
Parcel ID# 3169-500R & 3169-550R- 15.64 acres in Section 14
& 15, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
a 22 unit development.
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Lantana Parvey Investments LLC
Parcel ID# 6314-OOR & #6306-OOOR 3.90 acres in Section
23, Township 9 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 11 unit development subject to all development reg-
ulations required by Gulf County.
4. Preliminary Plat Approval Piney Palms Parvey Investments
LLC Parcel ID# 3171-040R 5.25 acres in Section 15,
Township 9 South, 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum
21 unit development subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County.
5. Final Plat Approval San Dunes formally San Blas Beach Club
Parcel ID# 6268-061R, #6268-068R, #6268-065R 6.5 acres
in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida 19 unit subdivision subject to all development regul-
ations required by Gulf County. ,
6. Final Plat Approval Magnolia Bluff Barbara Harmon -
Parcel ID#3816-OOOR 14.96 acres in Section 4, Township 7
South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 38 unit
development subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
7. Final Plat Approval Turtle Dunes Frances Meginniss Booth
Trust Parcel ID#6268-152R & 6269-001R 4.62 acres in
Section 18, Township 9 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida -
a maximum 13 unit development subject to all development
regulations required by Gulf County.
8. Final Plat Approval Indian Palm William Mass Parcel ID#
6320-150R 4.40 acres in Section 24, Township 9 South, 11
West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11 unit development
subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
9. Development Procedures
10. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI
11. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
12. Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision
13. Staff

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


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and out of service vehicles
and vessels. The minimum
starting bids will be posted
on each vehicle/vessels. The
vehicles will be on display
and available for inspection
behind the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office January 20th,
2004 until January 27th,
2004 between the hours of
9:00 AM EST and 5:00 PM
EST Monday through Friday.
Bids will be accepted from
January 20th until January
27th at 5:00 PM EST. The
vehicles/vessels will be sold
as is with no warranties and
all sales- will be final. The
Sealed bids will be opened
January 28th, 2004 at 11:00
AM EST in the office of the
Gulf County Sheriff. All high-
est bids over the posted min-
imums will be accepted.
SHERIFF MICHAEL L. HAM-
MOND
The list of vphicles/vessels
are as follows:
1997 Toyota P/UP Truck
1993 Ford F-150 4x4
.1991 Ford Bronco
1992 Ford Crown Victoria
1995 Chevy Caprice 4DR
1983 Chevw 4DR
1988 NIMC P/UP
'1990 Lincoln 4DR
1991 Dodge Van
1992 Chevy S-10 P/UP
1990 Chevy Blazer 2DR
1995 Chevy Caprice 4DR
1993 Ford Crown Victoria
1992 Ford Crown Victoria
1989 Dodge Ram
1995 Chevy Caprice 4DR
1993 Ford Crown Victoria
1995 22Ft Catamaran


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B^^^CTEpeiece cook wantedl~j j^ M^


1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue,
great cond. LV $8,500, Price
lowered to $7,000. Call Jo
Clements 639-6464 or 227-
1221. ltcl/15
1999 Chrysler Town &
Country van, Limited, 50,000
miles, leather, one owner.
Mint! $9850. 960-4464.
ltcl/15

1999 Dodge Intrepid, one
owner, 4 door, AT, AC, V6,
mint condition. $4950. 960-
4464. ltcl/15
1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme,
one owner, 4 door, AT, AC,
V6, low miles, mint. $ 3750.
960-4464. ltcl/15
2001 Toyota Celica GT with
33,000 miles. Sharply
$13,800. Call 648-4222 or
648-5777. ltcl/15
1995 Nissan Maxima, AT,
AC, V6, one owner, mint con-
dition. $4450. 960-4464.
Itcl/15

1999 Olds Intrigue GLS, AT,
AC, 4 door, sunroof, leather.
$5950. 960-4464. ltcl/15
2000 Pontiac Grand Am, 4
door, AT, AC, low miles, one
owner, $5950. 960-4464.
Itcl/15

2000 Chevy Astro Van -
White bucket seats, front &
rear Air and heat. Good tires
No dents or dings. Very good
condition $7,500. 850-648-
5774. 4tpl/15
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, AT, AC, V6, excel-
lent condition. $4450. 960-
4464. ltcl/15
1999 Chevrolet full size
Premiere conversion van.
Loaded! One owner. $7950.
.960-4464. ltcl/15
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup,
extended cab, 4X4, AT, AC,
V6, mint condition, one
owner. $7950. 960-4464.
Itcl/15

2002 Yamaha V-Star Classic
650. 1500 miles in excellent
condition $5,500. Call 89Q-
3030. 2tcl/8
1972 VW Super Beetle
Convertible, Karmen Edition.
Excellent condition, must
see. $4950. 960-4464.
'tcl/15

1987 Toyota Celica, 2 door,
AT, AC, low miles, excellent
condition, clean, dependable.
$2950. 960-4464. ltc 1/15

1997 Fdrd F150 XLT, extend-
ed cab, loaded, third door,
low miles, one owner, must
see. New conditions $925p.
960-4464. ltcl/15
1996 Ford F250, ext. cab,
4WD, excellent shape.
$9,500 call Phil 227-2112.
tfcl2/18


1998 VW Jetta, Wolfsburg, 4
door, 5 speed, AC, sunroof,
loaded.. 60,000 one-owner
miles, new condition. $6500.
960-4464. ltcl/15
1996 VW Passat. Turbo
diesel, intercooled, 5 speed,
AC, loaded, one owner, new
condition. $3950. 960-4464.
ltcl/15






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






3BR/2BA unfurn. Mobile
Home in quiet park.
$400/mo. plus dep. Call
648-5476. tfcl/15
Mexico Beach townhouse
w/boat slip and lift.
2BR/2BA, garage, fully fur-
nished, $1,200 per mo. plus
sec, references. Avail.' Feb 1.
Call 229-9353. tfcl/15
For rent furnished mobile,
home 14 x 70 Simmons B
bayou CH&A 229-6495.
3tpl/15

Mexico Beach. 3 BR home w/
screen, porch and beautiful
view on 98 overlooking Gulf.
' Very Clean! Unfurnished;
$875 mo. 229-1305.Itcl/15
Mexico Beach Beautiful
town house that includes a
covered boat slip and dock
on canal. Great view for sun-
sets on the gulf and, only
minutes 'from great,,-fitg,
and walking, distance to the.
beach. Two bedrooms, two &
half baths, fully furnished all
appliances & accessories,
cable TV ready. $995 mthly,
available for rent January
15th. Call 850-229-7799 or
email gulftobay@gtcom.net.
4tcl/15

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

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


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
House for Rent, 'Two
Bedroom, One Bath, 2411
Oak Grove, Great for Small
Family, $650 per month plus
utilities, Please cdll 850-527-
5708 3tcl/8
Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath
house with large kitchen and
living area. Central air/heat.
One block from the water in
Highland View. Double car-
port. $750 a month with
deposit. Call 229-9766 or
229-8211 and ask for Russ.
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
i available.:Great forlstorage or
business. 10(0 2000 stqft.
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 unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
tfcll/13


Very special Cape San Blas
house on bay/dock.
Furnished 3BR/IBA. Pets'
allowed. $850 per month.
Call 850-227-5312 or 850-
229-9353. : 4tpl/8
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 & refrlg., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc6/5

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/i







Reeves 1/
Furniture & Relinishing .
234 Reid Ave., 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums



.." Ready to'
Finish
S, Furniture





Blue Sofa, good condition.
Asking $150. Call 229-6886.
ltpl/15

High back upholstered chair,
tuape with cream design
from Badcocks $50. Nice
wooden glider w/green cush-
ions, from Badcocks $40.
Peg perrego prima pappa
deluxe highchair $50. Lots
of size .3TG-4T fancy and
casual dresses and skirts.
come shop before listed on
Ebay. 639-2089 Terry. All
items very nice and clean.
ltpl/15


2 white baby cribs, 2 crib


2 white baby cribs, 2 crib
mattresses, 2 metal youth
beds, 1 infant carrier. Call
Mary at 229-6432. 2tpl/15
For Sale: frost free refrig.
$50, 3-sp bike $10 wingback
chair $35 couch $100. 229-
1542. ltpl/15
2 pc sectional couch, light in
color, accents of blue and
mauve, very good condition,
$350. 227-1568 2tpl/8
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7






Yard Sale 638 Robert's
Cemetery Road. Wewa
(Honeyville). Clothes, dishes,
jewelry, sheets, shoes, purs-
es, all kinds of stuff for every-
one. Cancelled if raining.
Saturday, January 17th.
9am- 3pm. ltpl/15
Moving Sale TV, computer
desk, other miscellaneous
items. 902 Garrison Ave.
227-9722. ltpl/15






Bay St. Joseph Care
Center is now hiring for the
following positions:
(4) Baylor weekend CNA's
(2) 3-11 CNA's
11-7 RN Nurse
11-7 CNA's
Dietary Aides
Housekeeping/Laundry
Aides
Apply in person to:
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8244

Work in Paradise
Marine Mechanic,
Experienced Outboard
tech needed. Excellent pay
and work environment.
Paid health insurance,
paid vacation, and paid
training. Yamaha experi-
ence and training, a plus.
Desire to fix it right the
first time a big plus. Call
Carrabelle Marina 850-
697-3351 for an applica-
tion, or stop by and see us
in Carrabelle. 8tpl/15

Help Wanted -
Full time/Part time,
retail tackle sales.
Weekends. Experience
fishing in area preferred.
Howell Tackle, St. Joe
Beach. Apply in person
at Panama City store,
3100 W. Hwy 98, or call
785-8548. 2tcl/15


Stock Clerk & Customer
Service Rep needed for the,
office supply division of The
Star. Pick up an application
at 209 Reid Ave. No phone
calls. 'Health insurance and
paid holidays offered.tfcl/15
Positions available 20
hr/wk activities position
available at Geri-Care
Assisted Living. Flexible
schedule. Must have strong
verbal skills. Also available,
part-time dayshift cook.
Hours 6am 1pm. 2.
shifts/week including every
other weekend.
If interested in joining a fast-
growing company and enjoy
working with the elderly pop-
ulation, please call Lynn M-F
at 647-2626 or stop by to
complete an application. Pay
based on experience.tfcl/15
(Gulf County) Mental
Health Counselor, Masters
Degree Required. 2 yrs expe-
rience with children desired.
$30k per year starting. Send
resume to: Twin Oaks
Community Services, P.O.
Box 68, Bristol, FL 32321.
Attn: Norton Kilbourn.
ltpl/15

The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
three (3) positions in -the
Sanitation Departmenti
'Applicants either must pos-
sess a Class B CDL or obtain
one within the first 3,months
of employment. Applications
may be obtained at City Hall,
118 N 14th Street, Mexico
Beach, FL. Monday through
Friday from 8:00 AM 4:30:
PM CST. This position will
remain open until, filled.
Starting salary: $9.00hr. The
City of Mexico Beach is a
drug free workplace and an
Equal Opportunity employer.
2tcl/15

Housecleaner wanted for
small beach house. 227-
7918. 3tcl/15
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Assoc.. is looking
for a part time worker to, be
available on call. This posi-
tion would require the work-
er to perform light house-
keeping duties, on occasion
sit with an elderly person,
run errands, shopping, etc. If
you have dependable, trans-
portation, are looking for
extra income, have a high
school diploma, then this
might be a' position for you.
For further information
please call Marion or Debbie
at 229-8466. We -.are an
Equal Opportunity Employer,
requiring a drug screening.
and FDLE background
check, tfcl/15
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


PINE RIDGE APTS., .C. EnterpriseS 202 Reid Avenue ....Ie Residential *Custom Wood
PINE RIDGEAPTS t Port St. Joe, n Commercial *industrial
850'227-9414T A 8 R Fence
Fax 229-6041 'e R ence
h Wy Feciad Concrete W64
125 Venus Dr., MINI STORAGE FOR RENT OR LEASE Albert leischmann FREE Estimates
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 EIN .93115646 (s50) 647-4047
(850) 227-7451 RadioShack o@RnsnidAve.smetortSt.oe,n Dry storage space
For Rent Authorized229-6200 Office 3,000 sq. ft.
bedroo pB814-7400 Cell Phone
1,2 & 3 BEACH 785-9777 After Hours Call 229-6031 GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Central heat and air STORAGE PhoneMobile
On-site ManagementDa: 227-7200 Phone Mobile
*Carpeting Laundry facilities Day: 227-7200 COSTIN'S 850 850
Night: 647-3882 BookkeepingService
Voice/TTY Access St. Joe Beach L Tax Returns A Specialty 229-8651 227-8024
711-850-227-7451 J202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
711v8502277451 I (850 229-8581 c ERcAL
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REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \


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


ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED

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Port St. Joe Call

229-6326


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





New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax

(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


PLUS

850-899-7753

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Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkadldns@hotmail.cm0


BARTENDER
*.FOR HIRE *
Contact Cindy at
850-648-4440 or 850-527-9587
*Private Parties *'Holidays *
Weddings Special
Occasions Company Parties


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


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

Willard's

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

CUSTT,'rOM WOOD


RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULF R SECOND
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-647-4255


Make your






a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, MBA


850-647-8028


F-'ool s *




Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 4 850-227-6131
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Winter pool

covers are in,

order yours today!


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


AMEIA SCEE


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

* Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
tfc7/24


Experienced cook wanted -
Sea Level Cafe. 647-9199
tfcl/1

Experienced help needed
for office cleaning in Port St.
Joe. Hours are Mon-Fri, after
5:00 P.M. Excellent opportu-
nity for additional income.
Reliable transportation and
attendance a must. Please
call 1-800-695-4001 ext. 504
for additional information.
2tcl/15

The Department of
Children & Families is hir-
ing a Clerk Typist Specialist,
position #036019. This posi-
tion acts as 'receptionist for
the Service Center. Submit a
State of Florida Employment
Application to Susan
Thomas, .201 Monument
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
(850) 229-6854. Closing date
for this position is
01/16/2004. "DCF is-an
Equal, Opportunity
Employer". Itcl/15
Unskilled Labor 18 or
older, FL Driver Licenses,
Heavy lifting, Christian need-
ed to work in this area -
advancement a' must Call
850-722-6368. Leave a mes-
sage. We will return calls
between 6-9 pm. 8tpl/15
Office Assistant needed.
Duties include clerical, sup-
port, and assistant to the
manager. Must possess great
organizational skills, be
detail oriented, and adapt-
able to change. Must be
adept at microsoft Office
Applications. 229-1520.
2tcl/15

DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW! Looking for a
great career opportunity?
Werner, Coastal Transp. &
Covenant are hiring-entry-
level truck drivers. Long Haul
and Home; weekly. Earn
$700+ weekly with great ben-
efits. 15 day CDL training
now available in your area.
Call Today tqll fre;,l-877-
21-362.4, ... 3tpl/'15


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, conm nuon trips
and more. No experience
necessary. On-the-job
training. Requirements:
integrity, good work
ethic, insurance license,
and the desire to earn
$50K+.per year. Contact
Hines Robertson,
763-6629 EOE
4tcl/8


TRADES & SERVICES













THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2004 PAGE 11B


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Help Wanted Receptionist/
Reservationist computer
experience required. some
weekend duty, Real Estate
experience and good P.R.
needed. Fax resumes to
Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. at 850-648-5779
or call 648-5777. ltcl/15

Help wanted for grounds
maintenance, grass cutting,
sprinkler work, modern
maintenance and repair. Call
229-2706. 2tcl/8

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

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

Wanted Meal deliverer/
custodian. The Gulf County
Senior Citizens have an
opening for a meal deliver-
er/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.2tct/8

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
starramsey@gt com.net tfcl0/2

Office Manager needed for
financially stable homecare
agency. Full-flme position.'
Responsible ifr supervision
of clerical staff and oversight
ctf m,'ediJ paToll data enutr
'Good corrnmttucaton, orga-
nization, and analytc-al 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/I


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

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

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






Yamaha electric golf cart.
Exc condition $1,250 firm.
Call 648-6491. 2tpl/8

Needed someone to help
wax motorhome. Send phone
number to P.O. Box 1222,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
2tpl/15

Washing machine -. $135;
chest freezer $150. 647-3523
or 899-9876. ltpl/15

For Sale: Entertainment
cabinet, 4 tires P275/75R15,
15 Hp Sears mower/tractor,
40 gal. gas lit water heater, 2
Lp 75 gal. gas bottles full,
sofa sleeper (Queen), 'exer-
cise bike. Call 227-1992 up/is

Bunn coffeemakers; Upright
vacuum cleaners; Hands-free
for cell phone $3.00; Bagger
for Mtd riding mower $20.00;
36" door w/window $20.00;
Furnace/A-C blower (new)
$25.00; Genuine leather
Bibles- $20.00 229-8427.
ltpl/15

For Sale: Excellent quality
five blade white ceiling
fan$50; light kit with 4 frost-
ed globes to use with ceiling
fan $50 Both fan and light
Still in place so you may see
them work. Must see these
items to appreciate. '647-
3774. ltpl/15

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

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


For Sale 256 Hurd Street-
Wewahitchka (Rish
Subdivision) 1998 Double
Wide, .84 acre, above ground
pool, carport, new front and
back decks. Call 639-9340.
$77,500 2tpl/8

Manufactured Home
Home or Home and Land
sales. Call Kate at Sil's
Home Center. Pre-qualify
over the phone 785-4671
or 800-239-4671. ,








For Sale by Owner -
4BR/2.5BA, open floor plan,
garage, privacy fence, lot size
100 x 150. Call 229-7780 for
more information. 8tp 1/15
Best deal from Panama to
Eastpoint: 1200 ft from the
gulf. Nice corner lot with new
septic and older trailer
$76,500. 227-9115.4tpl/15

2' 1/4 acres (1 1/2 acres
open, and 3/4 woodland).
Ready for home. No land-
scaping needed 20x40 gold
fish pond west liner. Off of
Old Transfer.: Rd.. in Wewa
$28,000. 639-6713.: 4tpl/8

75 x 175 lot on Marvin Ave,
behind Post Office. Ready to
build on Call 850-827-4292.
2tpl/8

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. tfcll/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

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

For sale by owner 3BR/2BA
house' onhSt Joe Bea.h'ivith
gulf view. Shown by appoint-
ment only. For more info call
8.50-647-5092. 4tpl/8

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


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

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




Mallard Motor Home 1984'
Class "C" 24'. V8 motor.
75,580 mi: $8,000. Sharp.
Very good condition. Cell
845-527-2381. 3tpl/15

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





Home Enhancements
It's not too early to let us bid
on your lawn maintenance or
landscaping needs. Also
offering handyman services,
home repairs, painting and
pressure washing.
Free Estimates. Jim Turner.
229-2522. 4tpl/15-

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. fc 1ll/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,
lantffvs. 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; arid 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, inder 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 unknlmown,
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 hereinafter
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
creditors, 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 entity named as a
defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described
defendants or parties 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,
Florida.
Tax Parcel Identification No. 003045-001R '
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on John
,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
THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
FOURTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLOIRIDA CIVIL ACTION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, ACTING
SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQUICREDIT CORPO-
RATION 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
. .Elii.F.Et.rT CORfOF.ATION ,TRUST
21'.'1 2 I: Ix.v FiaLriuji an. CREGC.O
,C. CLEMONS THE UINKNO\(L4
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 COR-
NER OF SECTION 1 AND RIN-
NING SOUTH A DISTANCE OF
70.00 FEET; THENCE S 88
DEGREES 33' W, A DISTANCE
OF 619.04 7EET; THENCE S 01


DEGREES 27' E, A DISTANCE
OF 332.60 FEET TO THE POB;
THENCE 8 01 DEGREES 27' E, A
DISTANCE 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
DISTANCE 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.
IDouglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
publish Jan. 8 &15, 2004

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
BANKTRUST OF FLORIDA, f/k/a
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK,
a Florida banking corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KATHRYN JENKINS,
Defendant.
CASE NO.: 2003-414-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the-
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, pursuant to a Final
Judgment entered in this cause, will on
the 30th day of January, 2004, at
11:00 o'clock A.M.,EST, at the front
lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry
to the highest and best bidder for cash,
the following described property locat-
ed in Gulf'County, Florida:
Commence at the NE Corner of
said Section 19, T5S, R9W, Gulf
County. Florida; thence, run
South 89Q56'03" West along the
North line of said Section 19 for
990.0 ft.; thence run South
00257'05" West for 1860.0 ft. to
rth FOB thence' continue South
rj005705' West for 165.0 ft.;
thence run North 89'54'09" West,'
for 132.0 ft.; thence run North
00?57'05" East. for 165.0 ft.;
'thence run South 89254'09" East
for 132.0 ft. to the POB; contain-
ing 0.50 acres, more or less.
Also known as Lot 19.
Together with all the appurtenances
thereto belonging and appertaining.
DATED this 7th day of January, 2004.
DOUG BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter, As Deputy Clerk
publish: January 15 & 22, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 03-468CA
TCIF RE02, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
TIMOTHY W. HAMM, ET AL
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION -
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF U.L.
DAVIS
whose residence is" unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties,
claiming an interest by. through, under
, r,against th e.Defendants, who are not
^knovt be deal or alive, and all pdr-
lig or claiming to have' any
Right *tie or itte4rhi' lie 'pr6rdfty
'describedrin thed ,rgrtgage being fore-
closed herein.)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage and
enforce a lost note and/or mortgage on
the following property:
STARTING AT THE CENTER OF STATE
HIGHWAY NO. 71. WHERE RIVER
AVENUE INTERSECTS THE SAID
STATE HIGHWAY NO. 71, ON THE
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT SIX
(6) IN BLOCK A. OF VARNADORE &
POSTON'S ADDITION TO THE TOWN
OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA RUN-
NING THENCE EAST ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF RIVER AVENUE ONE


HUNDRED FOURTEEN (114) FEET
FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
EAST ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF
RIVER AVENUE 63'10" TO THE WEST
SIDE OF FIRST STREET TO C. W.
ALDERSON'S ADDITION TO THE
'TOWN OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUNNING SOUTH ALONG
THE WEST SIDE OF THE SAID FIRST
STREET 126'2", THENCE WEST
63'10"; THENCE NORTH 126'2" TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS
TRACT OF LAND BEING IN SECTION
25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10
WEST.
has been fied against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it onr DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 801 S. UNIVERSITY
DRIVE. STE 500, PLANTATION, FL
33324 on or before February 13th,
2004 (no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this
notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
.cr1,e .n Pluirl i : a3tr,':.rine or imme-
. dllt.;I rlhere n 'er .',' -rn'i-e a default
will be entered against you for, the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at GULF County, Florida, this
7th day of January, 2004.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Barbara Baxter, DEPUTY CLERK
publish: January 15 & 22, 2004

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 2003-401-CA
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, ACTING
SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY' AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC TRUST 2001-2
PLAINTIFF
VS.
HARLEY L. WATKINS IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER. OR AGAINST
HARTLEY L. WATKINS; MARY M.
WATKINS IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST MARY M. WATKINS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January 6, 2004
entered in Civil Case No. 2003-401-CA
of the Circuit Court of 'the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for GULF
County, PORT ST. JOE, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE
COURTHOUSE at the GULF County
Courthouse located at 1000 5TH
STREET in PORT ST. JOE, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. EST on the 29th day of
January, 2004 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT TWELVE (12), BLOCK ONE
THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR (1024),.
UNIT NUMBER THREE (3), OF THE
MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
53 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 7th day of January, 2004.
BENNY C. LISTER
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk..
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter, Deputy Clerk
publish: January 15 & 22, 2004

NOTICE OF AUCTION
B&A Auto and Towing will be selling
the following vehicles) on the 26th day
of January, 2004 at 9:00 AM eastern
standard time. the sale will be held at
8082 W. HWY 98. St. Joe Beach;
Florida 32456. We reserve the right to'
re,' e r, ana d ali bid-. .
SlMEPM36X3PK654092
1982 Cadillac Biarrtz
1G6AL5787CE628782
1988 ChevyTahoe SlO
1GCCS14R5J2275889
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit
IVWFG0171DV040790
1998 Pontiac Grand Am
1GZNE12E4XYM728854
1990 GMC VAN
2GDEG25K5L4518308
publish: January 15, 2004

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold a special meeting on Tuesday,


January 20, 2004, at 11:30 a.m.,
E.S.T., at the office of the Port Director,
521 Premiere Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida, for the purpose of discussing
funding options. All who wish may
attend and be heard.
publish January 15, 2004

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA GRANTING
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
TO RED LINE EQUIPMENT, CO.,
SETTING FORTH THE NAME
AND ADDRESS OF THE NEW
BUSINESS FOR WHICH THE
EXEMPTION IS- GRANTED,
ESTABLISHING THE TOTAL
AMOUNT OF REVENUE AVAIL-
ABLE TO THE COUNTY.-OR
MUNICIPALITY FROM AD VAL-
OREM SOURCES FOR THE CUR-
RENT FISCAL YEAR. THE TOTAL
AMOUNT OF REVENUE LOST TO
THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY
FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL
YEAR BY VIRTUE OF ECONOMIC .
DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM
TAX EXEMPTION CURRENTLY IN
EFFECT, AND STATING THE
ESTIMATED REVENUE LOST TO
THE COUNTY FOR THE CUR-
RENT FISCAL YEAR ATTRIBUT-
ABLE TO THE RED LINE EQUIP-
MENT, CO. EXEMPTION, MAK-
ING A FINDING THAT THE RED
LINE EQUIPMENT, CO. MEETS
THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAP-
TER 196 AND GULF COUNTY
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-02,
GRANTING A TAX ABATEMENT
FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS
FROM THE EFFECTIVE YEAR OF
THE ORDINANCE, ESTABLISH-'
ING A ONE. H-NDRED PERCENT
(100%) AD '.'AL-:iREM TAX
ABATEMENT FOR IMPROVE-
MENTS TO THE RED LINE
EQUIPMENT, CO., PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABLILITY, PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file in
the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner's Regular Meeting on
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 6:00
p.m. est. in the County Commissioner's
meeting room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ,
BY: BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
,uOutL'h Januanu- 15 -,O ; 2004

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME
STATUTE
TO W\'-HOM iT MAY COjNCERN -
Na.,:e L, hereeby g,.en tha. thr under-
signed pursuant to the "Fictitious
Name Statute", Chapter. 865.09,
Florida Statutes, will register with the
Division of Corporations. Department
of State, State of Florida upon proof of
publication of this notice, the fictitious
name, to wit:
THE JORDAN'S GROUP
under which Groundworks of Florida,
LLC expects to engage in business at
415 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
That the parties interested in said
business enterprise are as follows:
GROUNDWORK OF FLORIDA, LLC
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, January 15, 2004.
Publish January 15, 2004

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will
hold a public auction.
Wrer, ,I Jrum-i 3.1, 2004
Where: City Warehouse, 1002
10thSt.
Contact: Supt. Terry McDaniel
(850)'229-8248 .
.... Partialitemlist: iLI. ; 1 *...
City Vehicles -FT
Road Driven Drag Line
Welder and accessories
Police Vehicles
And other sundry items
All persons are invited to attend and
participate. Highest bidder prevails..
Sealed absentee bids will be accepted.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this auction should
contact Carol Davis, City Clerks Office
at City Hall, Telephone No. (850), 229-
8261 ext 114.
publish: January 15, 22, & 29, 2004


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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. JANUARY 15. 2004

MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


RESOLUTION NO. 2003-40
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the General Fund for fiscal year 2002-03; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to help pay certain expenditures incurred In fiscal year
2002-2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2002-2003 fiscal year budget is amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND ORIGINAL AMENDED
BUDGET INCREASE BUDGET
REVENUES:
Federal Grants:
00131-51000
Federal Disaster Relief $.00 $712,831.00 $712,831.00
State Grants:
00134-22000
E.M.S. Grant Award $.00 $89,333.00 $89,333.00
00134-24000 911 Grants $.00 $42,000.00 $42,000.00
00134-51001
State Disaster Relief $.00 $164,431.00 $164,431.00
Culture & Recreation:
00147-20000
Park and Recreation Fees $.00 $285.00 $285.00
Sales: Surplus Materials & Scrap:
00165-10000 Scrap Sales $.00 $4,053.00 $4,053.00
Other Miscellaneous Revenues:
00169-23000
Small Co. Technical Asst. Prog.$10,360.00 $25,000.00 $35,360.00
EXPENDITURES:
Federal Emergency Management Assistance:
21725-31000
Professional Services $.00 $ 10,000.00 $10,000.00
21725-62001
Buildings: E.O.C. $180,229.00 $867,262.00 $1,047,491.00
D.O.T.: Local Agency Program:
40341-31000
Professional Services $.00 $25,000.00 $25,000.00
E.M.S. Matching Grant:
52617-64000
New Equipment $.00 $89,333.00 $89,333.00
Emergency 911 Grants:
24429-34000
Other Contractural Services $.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
24429-64000
Equipment $.00 $40,500.00 $40,500.00
Parks & Recreation:
57172-52000
Operating Supplies $.00 $285.00 $285.00
Landfill:
42634-46100
Rep. & Maint.: Bldg. & Grds. $.00 $4,053.00 $4,053.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners this 25th
day of November, 2003.
11. S.H.I.P. Purchase Assistance Gwen Williams ($11,615.00)
Subordination Agreement Mr. & Mrs. Michael Strickland/Bayside Savings
12. Special Projects Payments, as follows: .
Dist. 1 Rich's I.G.A. Road Department Fish Fry 8130.92
Dist. 2 Buttleman Sporting Goods Overstreet Park S126.41
Rich's I.G.A. Road Department Fish Fry 8130.91
Dist. 3 Extension Agent Roy Led Carter Beacon Hill Park S750.00
Paul Gant's Bar-B-Que Work Crew Dinner 8230.00
**DELETE* *Beaches Fire Department S500.00
**DELETE** Highland View Fire Department 8500.00
**DELETE** White City Fire Department 8500.00
**DELETE* P.S.J.E.S. Santa's Helpers Program 8750.00
**DELETE** Norris D. Langston Scholarship Fund S150.00
Dist. 4 Work Crew Luncheon. 8200.00
Dist. 5 Paul Gant's Bar-B-Que Work Crew Dinner S230.00
13. Travel Preventing Crime in the Black Community (Orlando 06/9-12/04)
International Extension Programs (Gainesville 12/16-18/03 & 01/27-29/04
and Costa Rica 03/03-13/04)
Upon motion by Commissioner Fox, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tabled Item #2 Pages 12-15 / Abandonment Request for a Portion of Snapper Street
in Highland View (Theus), and they approved Item #12 Page 86, as follows:.
Dist. 3 Beaches Fire Department $500.00
Highland View Fire Department $500.00 "
White City Fire Department $500.00
P.S.J.E.S. Student Government $750.00
Norris D. Langston Scholarship Fund $150.00
PUBLIC HEARING GOLF CART USAGE ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance allow-
ing for operation of golf carts on certain County roadways (Howard Creek area and on Lake
Grove Road from the danm to Apalachicola River), no public comment was received. Upon


REVENUES:
Interest Income:
30161-10000
Interest: Debt Service Fund $.00
30161-11000
Interest: Reserve Fund $.00
Installment/Iease Purchase Proceeds:
30183-00000
Installment Purchase Proceeds $.00
EXPENDITURES:
County Commissioners:
C2113-46100
Rep. & Maint.: Buildings $.00
Capital,Installment Purchase Acquisition:
58483-31000
Professional Services $.00
58483-32000
Accounting and Auditing $.00
58483-70000
Debt Service $.00
58483-71000
Principal $.00


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motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by Commissioner Peters, ana unanimous vole, the.
Board adopted an ordinance with the following title:
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-14
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING CERTAIN ROADWAYS WITHIN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR
USE BY GOLF CARTS; ESTABLISHING THAT CERTAIN GULF COUNTY ROADWAYS MEET THE
REQUIRED CRITERIA FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS; PROVIDING FOR THE
POSTING OF SIGNS ON CERTAIN DESIGNATED ROADWAYS WITHIN GULF COUNTY FOR
PERMISSIVE USE OF GOLF CARTS ON SUCH ROADWAYS; PROVIDING FOR HOURS OF
OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ON CERTAIN GULF COUNTY ROADWAYS; PROVIDING EQUIP-
MENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GOLF CART OPERATING ON CERTAIN GULF COUNTY ROAD-
WAYS; PROVIDING FOR AN AGE LIMIT FOR PERSONS OPERATING GOLF CARTS ON CER-,
TAIN GULF COUNTY ROADWAYS; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; ESTABLISHING PENAL-
TIES FOR VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF ORDINANCE PROVISIONS; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file In the Clerk's" Office)
PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING AGREEMENT
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider execution of a Public School
Facility Planning Interlocal Agreemnent between the School Board and the Cities of Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka, County Attorney McFarland discussed the proposed agreement and called
for public comment. There being no comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to execute this
agreement. Commissioner McLemore'seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS NOVEMBER 18, 2003
There being no public comment, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote, the Board approved the preliminary plat of Indian
Palm subdivision for William Maas (Parcel I.D. #06320-150R / S24, T9S, R11W,/ 11 Units).
There being no public comment, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unanimous vote, the Board approved the final plat of Hibiscus Beach
and Hibiscus Bay for Kurt Hofer (Parcel I.D. #06268-001R & #06268-501R / S7, T9S, R11W /
8.86 & 5.14 Acres 34 Unit Maximum).
There being no public comment, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second.by
Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote, the Board approved the final plat -of Seagrass
Subdivision for Core' Development Group, L.L.C. (Parcel I.D. #06268-750R / S7, T9S, R1 1W /
17.05 Acres 51 Unit Maximum), contingent upon block identification. .
There being no public comment, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote, the Board approved the final plat of Mystic Palms
Subdivision for Will and Glenda McLemore (Parcel I.D. #03191-120R / S22, T9S, R10W / 18.6
Acres 23 Units).
There being no public comment, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board approved a small-scale map amendment
for William and Linda Daniels (Parcel LD. #02600-000R / S36, T4S, R10W / .9 Acres from
Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential).
There being no public comment, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote, the Board approved a roadway setback variance
for Stephen Kimmel (Parcel I.D. #04276-420R / to allow entrance steps to encroach into the
roadway setback, contingent upon a statement that corrective language will be made to the
architect P.D.R.B. policies denying variance of steps).
RESOLUTION UNANTICIPATED REVENUES (BOND ISSUE) .
Upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following budget amendment resolution for the 2002-2003 fiscal
year:
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-41
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida has received unantic-
ipated revenue in the Capital Projects Fund for fiscal year 2002-2003; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to help pay certain expenditures incurred in fiscal year
2002-2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2002-2003 fiscal year budget is amended as follows: '
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
ORIGINAL AMENDED
BUDGET INCREASE BUDGET


58483-72000
Interest $.00 $22,380.00 $22,380.00
58483-73000
Other Debt Service Costs $.00 $30,348.00 $30,348.00
58483-74000
Debt Reserve $.00 $200,000.00 $200,000.00
Reserves'- Capital Projects:
C9984-96000
Cash to be Carried Forward $.00 $355,192.00 $355,192.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners this 25th
day of November, 2003.
INVOICES HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP, PHASE II
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Fox motioned to allow any
and all outstanding invoices for the Highland View Boat Ramp Phase II Project (Bid #0203-21)
to be paid from the grant funds by November 30, 2003. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
LAKE GROVE ROAD BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT (BID #0102-38)
Chief Administrator Butler reported that the contractor (McCormick ConstructJon) submitted a
letter requesting an additional $78,000.00 to complete the Lake Grove Road Bridge Repair,
Project. He further reported that after a conference call between himself, County Attorney
McFarland, Project Engineer Kennedy, and the sub-contractor for the project, it was agreed
that the project will be completed within the bid price.
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM / PAYROLL
Chief Administrator Butler reported on a break in the main water line at Beaches Water System
in September, and he reported that E.S.U. volunteer Mark Harriman assisted the City of Port
St. Joe in the repair project (on behalf of the County). Upon his request, Commissioner Fox
motioned to pay Mark Harriman for 5 hours of labor, at a rate of $ 10.00 per hour, on this repair
project. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
2001-2002 ROAD BOND PAVING PROJECT (BID #0102-13)
Chief Administrator Butler reported that the Road Bond funds are depleted, and there will be
a balance due of approximately ,$11,850.00 for completion of the Lake Grove Road Bridge
Repair Project. Upon his request, Commissioner McLemore motioned to pay the balance from
Secondary Road & Bridge Funds. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
HEALTH INSURANCE / BIDS DENTAL INSURANCE & LIFE INSURANCE
Chief Administrator Butler reported that Insurance Consultant Todd Torgerson has negotiated
with Blue Cross Blue Shield and they have agreed to a 0% increase over the current health
insurance premiums. Chairman Traylor. requested that a letter of appreciation be submitted
to Mr. Torgerson. 'Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Peters
motioned to (1) stay with Blue Cross Blue Shield for health insurance coverage for 2004 (0%
increase over current year premiums), (2) award Bid #0304-13 for dental insurance to Blue
Cross Blue Shield for a 1-year period (Option 2 $21.49 employee,. $68.17 employee/children,
$44.82 employee/ spouse, $90.26 family), effective January 1, 2004, and (3) award Bid #0304-
12 for life insurance to Employee Benefit Consultants, Inc. Medical Life Insurance Company
($.23/$1,000.00 employee / $.57 dependents 10% discount over current year rates).
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
BID #0304-11 / SALE OF PORTION OF ANGEL FISH STREET
Chief Administrator Butler stated that the easternmost 300 feet of Angel Fish Street is within
the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers spoil easement (nothing could ever be constructed on the
property), and there is a 10-inch water line on the property (County would have to retain an
easement on the property. He also reported that the advertisement in the newspaper had the
wrong date, and only 1 bid was received from Charles R. Smith. Upon his recommendation,
Commissioner Fox motioned to table the bid for sale of this property. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICE NEW E.O.C. (BID #0102-39)
Upon discussion by Emergency Management Director Wells, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to'pay invoice #12 from Fisher Construction, in the amount of $23,330.69, for work
completed on the new E.O.C., contingent upon approval of the invoice by the architect.
CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS QUARTERS RENOVATION
Emergency Management Director Wells reported that the Cape Lighthouse Committee is
requesting permission to apply for another grant for, surveying, planning arnd. de igrunrig re
specifications for refurbishing of the Lighthousd and Oilhouse structures. Uipor, rn, m:,or by
Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote Lth Boa-d
approved this request. .
NEW E.O.C. BUILDING .
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Fox, Emergency Management Director Wells reported that the
E.O.C. building should be completed in January, 2004.
REJECT BID #0304-09 / ROAD DEPARTMENT BOOM TRUCK
Upon recommendation by Road Department Superintendent knee; Commissioner 'l:-Lem.n.re
motioned to reject the bids received for the boom truck for the Road Department (prices too
high), and to re-advertise after January. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
MOSQUITO SPRAY TRUCK DRIVER
Commissioner McLemore discussed problems experienced with mosquito spray truck driver
Raymond Clayton during his probationary period (he read a public letter of complaint received),.
and he motioned to terminate this employee effective immediately. Chairman Traylor passed
the Chair to Commissioner Barnes, and seconded the motion for discussion. After discussion
by members of the Board, Public Works Director Shearer,
County Attorney McFarland, and Emergency Management Director Wells, regarding repri-
mands, suspension, Union procedures to follow, etc., Commissioner Traylor withdrew his sec-
ond. Chairman Barnes returned the Chair to Commissioner Traylor and, after further discus-
sion, the motion died for lack of a second. Continued Minutes 1/22/04


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