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Fish Kill ........ Pg. 3A
Friend of Library
Annual Meeting Pg. 3A
Antique Wood Seminar
................. Pg. 4A
Campaign for
Computers....... Pg. 4A
In the Operating Room
................. Pg. 6A
Crafting a Safety Net..
... ....... Pg. 7A
Lister's Winning Essay..
.. .... .. Pg. 1B
Sports.......... Pgs. 10-11A
Law Enforcement News. Pg. 8A
Society........... Pg. 2-7B
Church News ........ Pg. 6B
Obituaries. .... Pgs. 7 & 8B
School News. . Pgs. 9B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B


Should


Scooters


Scoot...
During Tuesday evening's reg-
ular meeting of the Port St. Joe City
Commission, motorized scooters
being driven on local streets
became the top item of discussion
as several local residents aired
their desires to see their children
ride.
The. issue at hand is that
according to state law unless a
child has a valid, license, they can
not operate scooters on local
streets. Port St. Joe Police Chief.
James Hersey has already gotten
clarification from the state on this
question.
A motorized vehicle under 50cc
does not require registration nor a
tag, but in order to operate it on
local streets, a license is requited.
This eliminates many of the young
people who: own scooters 'from
being able to operate them on local
roadways. '
Speaking on behalf of the.
group of parents. Mike W6od asked
the board to try to fmd'a resolution
to the problem. After several min-
utes of discussion between the
board and those present at the
meeting, Commissioner 4ohn
-Reeves suggested the board put
together a group of parents to work
with Police Chief Hersev and come
up with some suggestions to help
provide a solution that will legally
allow children to enjoy their scoot-
ers.
A possible answer to this
dilemma came from city attorney,
Russ Schulz, who explained that
the city does have the capability to
'(See PSJ COMMISSION on page 3A)


by Tim Croft
It was once so dominating, so
imposing, towering over a commu-
nity while all- but constituting a
community itself.
And now it is gone. Vanished,
like quality television.
If not for the white pole here or
the remaining I-beam sticking a
few feet from the sandy soil there to
demarcate the trail around the site,
well, there would beno recognizing


Port St. Joe resident, Dalton
Upchurch, a homicide investigator
with the Florida Highway Patrol,


Dalton Upchurch


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WindMark Beach DRI Close


Public Hearing and Development Order Should Take Place Within 60 to 90 Days


by Tim Croft
Sixty days.
Sometime in March, Arvida
and the county will hold a public
hearing at which time the develop-
ment order for WindMark Beach
Phase II will be hammered out and
approved.
Last week, staff at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council deemed Arvida's
Development of Regional Impact
(DRI) application "sufficient."
Take away the esoteric techni-
calities of the process, the decision
by the planning council's staff, the
culmination of months of questions
and answers, responses and revi-
sions, is essentially a green light
for Arvida to move forward.. .
"It's one of the steps in the DRI
application process," said Keith
McCarron, the Planning Council's
coordinator for the WindMark
Beach DRI. "Everything is moving
forward."
The declaration of sufficiency,
in the basic terms of the layman,
indicates that the Planning
Council's staff, after the two
rounds of "sufficiency" Q&A's
required by law, is comfortable
enough with DRI document it has
in front ,of it to let the process of
finalizing a development order to
move forward.
And it starts a 60-day clock for
holding a public meeting during
which the development order for
the second phase of WindMark
Beach would be approved.
"It is good news," said John
Hendry, Arvida project manager for
Gulf County. "So,far, so good. It's
going in the exact direction we
want it to be."
But far from the end of the
heavy lifting to achieve final
approval on a development 9prder
for the 1,400-plus unit WindMark
Beach Phase II, which is expected'
to take as long as 20 years to reach
full build-out.
The work of Arvida and the
Regional Planning Council now
embarks on two separate, but
intertwined paths.
The company will meet and
discuss the proposed development
with stakeholding state agencies,
discovering whether any compo-
nents of its proposal creates any
sort of heartburn in Tallahassee.
-The point is to discuss and
work through any potential issues
of pitfall before the county and


Arvida reach the public meeting.
Meanwhile, McCarron noted,
he is preparing a final report which
will incorporate the Council's work
to date and agency comments on
the project.
"The idea is to sort through
these issues before the public"
becomes part of the equation,
Hendry said.
In other words, the last thing
anybody wants is for the public
meeting to -devolve over agency
issues not previously addressed or
even raised as being contentious.
It should be noted that those
stakeholding agencies are keenly
aware of and provided input on the
project McCarron noted that he
solicits input from a dozen. or so
federal and state agencies.
McCarron said the Regional
Planning Council has tentatively
established a Feb. 26 meeting at
the Gulf County County
Commission meeting room to
review, comment on.. and approve
staff work on the DRI application.
By approving the application,
the full council would be approving
"recommended development condi-
tions" for the WindMark Beach
development, McCarron said.
That meeting is tentatively
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and is a
public forum.
At some level, the meeting of
the Regional Planning Council also
aims to provide a degree of comfort
for the county.
"It helps the county to know


that the development has had full
oversight from the state," Hendry
said. .
The second tract is Arvida's


and is to work with the county to ,adhere to the provisions of the DRI
hammer out a development order. document itself.
To v.work with county officials to
craft the legal document that will (See WindMark on page 7A)

. : ;


The Apalachee Regional Planning Council staff has determined that the DRI application for WindMark
Beach Phase II is "sufficient." Within the next 60 days, the full Council will meet to formally approve the appli-
cation and a public, meeting will be held in the county to review and approve the final development order, or,,
in layman's terms, the rules which will govern development of the project.


Healthy Diagnosis For Hospital/



COmmuniity Charted at Gulf Pines


by Tim Croft
Vince Davis strode purposeful-
ly through the hallways of Gulf
Pines Hospital last Tuesday, the
only evidence of the back proce-
dure he had undergone the day
before the gauze bandages at the
base of his neck and' the.neo-Mayo
bracelets and clothing.
.His handshake was strong,
eyes clear and voice resonant.
No hint of the .'debilitating


arthritis or compression of the ver-
tebrae in his neck which had
seared every moment of his exis-
tence and, by beginning to render
his left arm all but useless, threat-
ened his livelihood, as an airline,
pilot with U.S. Airways.
"I can move without any pain,
and I'm not on any kind of
painkiller." Davis said, almost as if
assuring himself as much as the
folks in his room. "It's really pretty
remarkable."
Davis will undergo one more
procedure, for the lower part of his
back, before he returns to his
Pennsylvania home.
By the time he departs, Davis
will spend about a ,month in Port
St., Joe, joined by his wife and their
three children, all under-the age of
10.
Since the Davises home-school
their children, the disruption of
having surgery in Florida is less-
ened and, let's,face it, where better
to spend January Pennsylvania?
"We just moved down here,
rented a house on the beach,"
Davis, 43, said. 'The little exposure
we've had to the community, they
have just treated us great."
Inside one of the hospital's two
up-and-running operating rooms,
Eugene from Michigan is. undergo-


ing a procedure to alleviate pres-
sure on a vertebrae which is caus-
ing considerable havoc on a major
nerve.
As Dr. Alfred Bonati worked
inside his back, he asked Eugene -
yes, patients are awake about the
pain that once so pierced his leg,'a
pain that at its worst kept Eugene
in bed for days.
As Bonati plied his arthro-
scope, laser and patented tools,
clearly, -as seen in the monitor in
front of him, freeing the tissue
applying pressure to the nerve,
that leg pain vanished, Eugene
said.
As Bonati continued to work,
Eugene, who,, if his recuperation
period is typical will be here for
several weeks, talked about two of
his six children en route to visit
him.,
Call Eugene and Vince just two
exhibits in the case Bonati has. long
made about his technique, but just
as importantly the hints Bonati
has made about the potential
impact of his presence at Gulf
Pines.,
With the closing of the sale of
the hospital to Bonati still a week,
or so away, the hum of activity
within the facility is off the charts.
'Things are going great, awe-
some," 'Bonati said. 'They have


gone' better than I expected. I
expected this thing to build very
slowly for the first year."
Predictions that. he could be
doing 100 surgeries or more within
a year are proving inaccurate.- by
11 months.
Bonati. who is operating at
Gulf Pines under a management
agreement pending the closing, of
the $3.8 million sale, said there
. were at least 30 surgeries sched-
uled this week alone.
"We are up to a consistent five
to seven procedures a' day," said
Pete O'Shea, a spokesperson for,
and former patient of, Bonati.
And those patients have
arrived from such disparate places
as Michigan, North Dakota,
Louisiana, Germany .and
Amsterdam.
The hospital environment,
Bonati noted, provides a better
base forn his work, compared to the
ambulatory clinic of his Hudson-
based Bonati Institute, from where
he has moved his operations.
The hospital allowed him to
expand the number of folks, serving
patients, from nurses to custodi-
ans. It allowed his patients more
relaxed pre-and post-operative
periods.
Bonati added that a significant
(See Hospital on page 6A)


Dr. Alfred Bonati (left) conducts a spinal procedure at Gulf Pines Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Bonati is
watches his work with arthroscope and laser in the monitor at right. The patient is also watching the procedure
on a similar monitor placed just to their left. The number of procedures being done at Gulf Pines has already
exceeded Bonati's expectations.


the place.
Where a walk from one end of
the paper mill to the other seemed
a walk across county, it now seems
a stroll across a very sandy pas-
ture.
Kinetic, belching monoliths are
but mere visions dancing across a
landscape of sand, metal spaghetti
and concrete.*
The mill demolition is finally,
truly down to housekeeping now.


announces his 'candidacy for'
Sheriff of Gulf County. Upchurch
says, "I seek this office after much
prayer and consideration with my
family. I see change and develop-
ment sweeping this county at an
alarming pace. We need a strong
leader for the office of Sheriff in
Gulf County, someone who has
been on the road and in the trench-
es." Upchurch has been a state
trooper for over 21 years. He has
been an active member of the
American Association of State
Troopers, serving as a board mem-
ber for several years, as well as
being a .field representative for the
Police Benevolent Association (PBA)
and the International Union of
Police Association (IUPA).
Upchurch went to work with
the FHP in 1982. He was initially
assigned to Osceola County. As
opportunities arose, he moved
around the state, working in Dade,
(See UPCHURCH on page 8A)


There is still plenty of rebar and
scrap metal for the torch-cutters to
slice, still concrete for: the heavy
rigs to move, to pile and to crush.
And' there have been delays,
due to logistics and weather, but
the work of relegating the mill a
subject for future textbooks, living
rooms and front porches is nearly
complete.
"We are not into the dirt work,
but we are getting close," said
Chris Dobbs, who is overseeing the
project for Texas-based CCC
Group, Inc.
SThere is a lot of work to do.
When you get to the end you have
myriad little things you have to do.
But as far as the main things, we
are in good shape. We have the
tools, we have a system."
Dobbs, who assumed oversight
of the project several months ago,
said that his company's labors on
the site should come to a close by
the end of next month.
"That's a heckuva tight sched-
ule," Dobbs added.
From that point it will be in
Smurfit-Stone Container's baili-
wick to address remediation, which
former plant manager and local
Smurfit-Stone representative
Ferrell Allen estimated would take
. as much as six months.
"It's very small, there isn't
much," Dobbs said.
The Brownfield Advisory
Committee, made up of local stake-
holders, will meet in about three to
four weeks, Allen said, to examine
the scope of required remediation
and a strategy crafted by Smurfit-
Stone.
Shortly thereafter the company
(See MILL DEMO on page 5A)


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Mill Demolition Work Nearly


Complete; Site Assessment Continues


Dalton Upchurch Announces


Candidacy for Gulf County Sheriff


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Editorials,


Comments


The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2004


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Time to Think About



Spreading Our Wings

A.few weeks back it was discussed during the Gulf County
Commission's regular meeting that the future of flying to and from
Gulf County might stand to be impacted as much from the East
_ (Apalachicola) as from.the West (Panama City).
Gulf commissioners have keep somewhat of a distance from
the debate concerning the proposed airport development. Basical-
ly, they've said they didn't have a dog in that hunt and'would stay
out of that battle.
Truth of the matter is 'the airport in Franklin County has unbe-
lievable potential to serve the future needs of this area. At this
time, the facility has runway capabilities able to deal, with small
jets and at least twin engine aircraft, based on my limited knowl-
edge of the, airport.
It would likely be many years from now before .Gulf or Franklin
County might have enough air traffic on its own to warrant sup-
porting full utilization of a facility like this. As a passenger I've ,
flown over the airport, and have taken off and landed from the
runway. When you look from the sky at the footprint of the airport
facility, I can attest that it's impressive.
Nearly everyone who has been around the area very long
knows that it was constructed as a bomber training facility many
years ago. Now it sits as a dioanond in the rough, waiting for its
day to shine.
Needless to say, the leftover runvway handed down to Franklin
County through fate is the only way this area could have been
blessed to have a concrete. runway airport postured right in the
middle of the county. Now, we are at a point which the two coun-
ties might begin to utilize the facility to a fuller extent if the two
communities would explore the possibilities of joining resources


I write this same' story near
'bout every January. Here's
why.....Robert Holmes Brewer
leaps to the forefront 'of my
mind .....and my heart. Bobby was
born January 13, 1947. I was two
days old and don't quite remember
it myself. 'Course, I don,t remem-
ber the Tucker automobile, The
Howdy Doody Show'making its
debut on NBC or Harry Truman
being president either.
My memory is a little fuzzy on
those first three or four years....
But as life came into focus in
the early '50's Bobby was one of
the first people I saw. He'd, spend
the night at our house just to be a
part of the pillow fight. I'd spend
the night over at his place ion Fri-
days just to eat his Mom's
spaghetti.
He was a lot smarter than I
was and he had the greatest ideas!
Shoot,. he figured out halfway
through the first grade that model-


r4 D by Kesley Colbert



lWe Weren't Like Them Atwood Boys


ing clay and recess were about the
only reasons to come to school! He
also put a great deal of thought
into those %weekly spelling bees.
When you missed a word you
"had" to go sit down. If you were
quiet you could go back to the clay
modeling table. m the back of the
room. We missed the first word of
every spelling bee for three years
before anyone caught on....
Summers were the best
We'd play in that big ditch
behind George Sexton's house.
Well, most folks ,thought it was' a
ditch. It was a jungle when we
needed one. It was filled with caves
and poisonous snakes and dan-
gerous wild animals. Indians
chased us there. And Nazis. And
those tall folks that had escaped
from the insane asylum down at
Boliver. We smoked -the small
grape vines, and swung across the
ditch oh the'large ones. And we
talked about Miss Belle, LaRenda
Bradfield and hopping the west-
bound freight train and riding it to
Milan.
We mused a little over growing
up and life plans....but we didn't
dwell on it. There was too much to
do right now!


Bobby taught us how to curl
up inside an old tire and then roll
it down that big hill in front of the
ditch. I can still remember bounc-
ing down that long slope....I'd see
the sky and then the ground. sky -
ground, sky- ground. sky -
ground. The tire would finally run
out of steam or crash into some-
thing and it would take days for
my head to stop spinning!
We played on the same Little
League baseball team, that's where
he earned the Yogi nickname. And
I have often recounted the pick-up
games in that vacant lot beside
Ricky Hale's house, or the open
space down by the pajama factory
or the field behind our house.
Me and Bobby were regulars at
Pat Houston's grocery. And over at
Woodrow Kennon's store. And out
at Frank's Dairy Bar. We made the
matinee every Saturday at the
Park Theatre. There were some
folks in town that thought we were
brothers....
We'd lay down side by side for
hours and shoot those little green
army men with our BB guns. And
we talked of what high school
would be like, always being friends
and one day getting out of this lit-


tie hick town. But. again. we didn't
dwell on it. There were too many
army men arrayed before us..
We soon graduated from army
men to birds. We'd shoot a bird out
of one of those big trees in front of
his house and immediately take
him around back to the little shed.
We operated on quite a few birds
over the years. We wanted to
examine how they were put togeth-
er. Arid, naturally, we had to see
how they tasted. We had a Bunsen
burner and an old hot plate. Yogi
liked'em way too rare to suit me...."
I can't remember the exact
summer Bobby -mixed the salt-
peter, sulphur and charcoal into
gunpowder. But man, you can't
believe the things we blew up on
our side porch! We had explosions
and fires that would rip your socks
offl We cracked rocks, shattered
glass, burned rubber, flipped
sticks ten feet into the air and was
working-on a "mail. box size por-
tion" when we discovered it was a
lot easier just to buy a cherry
bomb.
In junior high it was football.
We threw soap at each other in.the
See Kesley on Page 3


and working together. ... o a p b b iil! .
During the earlier mentioned commission meeting commis- .
sioners seemed interested in just such a union of relationships.
Hopefully, this process will go forward and the citizens of both Gulf. i
and Franklin County will be the beneficiaries.',



A Lot Of .Mileage K

Guh Count comml fissioners hade been concerned ithig a T hat
appears to be the premature breakdown mtn of a aecot u n ds
recently paved. They're seeking to find out what exact t might be
causing the deterioration a n
It appears that at least part of that problem might be because .. ,
the county commissioners stretched their available dollars by pro-
viding base for some of the roadways and other in-kind work to
pave as many roads as possible for their constituents..
The best example of this is Road 5, which cuts from Highway
22 to the prison. A road that was estimated to cost around ""..
$800,000 was constructed for approximately one-fourth of that
price tag. Had if not been for commissioners doing much of the .
preparation work, Road 5 might still be a dirt road..
Contractor, C W Robert Construction, has already said any of ...
the road issues that might be failures on their part would be cor- .
rected. As for issues :that:might have occurred because the comn- "h"" I.
missioners were getting two, three, and sometimes four times the .
mileage out of the county's paving funds, the citizens living on T
those newly paved roads have to appreciate their efforts.. 'M.
The advantage of having the additional road footage paved for
the residents of Gulf County far outweighs the inconvenience of
dealing with the few problems that have been identified. In fact, it's
amazing how much paving was accomplished with the available
dollars. u o



I Mourned The Demise of That Oak 'ee.I Didn'tHave to Rake TheLeaves!


I WAS LISTENING to Paul
Harvey's newscast on the car radio
the other day. Paul completed his
broadcast with the news that Pres-
ident Bush wanted to send anoth-

er team to the moon-soonl
His only dilemma was that he
wanted them to stay there and set
up a "space colony". "His main
problem," Paul said, "was who to
send"?
Paul paused that famous
pause of his, then answered his
own question. .
"Perhaps he will send either
Osama Bin Laden or former Trea-
sury Secretary Paul O'Neill"!
That's an "I wish I had'
thought of that", if I have ever
heard one!
Don't you wish you could
think of those quick, snappy,
timely answers?


I do.
They make
-and life-more
entertaining.


conversations
interesting and.


They'd also make this column
more interesting, if I could insert a
quip or two like that. But I can
never think of them until I have
wrapped up the column and gone
home.

THE STAR HAS BEEN adver-
tising for a graphic designer, it just
so happened that one of my tech-
iicians at the Dialysis Center had
a brother who just graduated from
college and was hunting a job and
the brother, Greg, had heard
about it. He asked me about
Daniel Vitter coming to work over
here.
I told him I didn't do the hiring


and, firing anymore but that, I
would put in a word for him.
To make a long story short,
Daniel started to work this morn-
ing [Monday]. He is now one of the
authors of any unique graphic
designs you see emanating from
The Star's commercial printing
department!
It's come a long way since "the
old time days" when I had to
design grocery ads on Friday
morning and usually put them
together, too. Things change in a
hurry!

IT'S SUPPOSED TO turn cold
this afternoon-from about 65 this


morning, but I hope it doesn't turn
as cold as Vermont was the last of
-last week. The news reported a
wind chill factor up there of -100
degrees! That's MINUS 100
degrees.
That's cold!
I don't know whether I would
vote for anyone who voluntarily
lived in a place like that or not. It
must be a fine place ini the sum-
mer time, but their winters would
keep me in Florida!
I don't expect it to even
approach that temperature down
here. If it even gets to freezing it
will surprise me. It will be cold,
though. The wind whipping in
across the bay will make it seem
that much colder.
I CAME HOME FROM dialysis
late Thursday evening, and there
was a tree cutting truck and a
chipper sitting in my yard.
Frenchie had employed them
to cut down an oak tree which pro-


duced exceptionally hard-to-rake
leaves and a playground for the
squirrels.
I mourned the demise of that
oak tree. Of course, I: didn't have
to rake the leaves
Frenchie threatened to have
the one on the other front corner
of the house, cut down, too. You
know; the one the neighbors' kids
built a tree "house in. She was
going to cut it for the same reason;
hard to rake leaves
After the guy told her the price
to remove the first one, she decid-
ed to let the second one stand a
while longer.
Even if we did get some fire
wood out of the first one.
I think we solidified some
friendship, cutting down the first
one, since half the leaves dropped
in Bill and Betty Rich's yard, for
them to attempt to rake up.
I am afraid that cutting down
the second one will cause. some
hard feelings, as it provides a play-


ground for Dr. Dusty and Carla
May's boys and they believe in
providing more play things for
'their boys; not less.
They even built their boys a
"half-pipe" skateboard ramp on
,. their cenment driveway.
Carla picks up all the trash
that falls on their yard. She even
mows their yard, unless she can
talk her boys into running the
lawn mower while she picks up.

I HAD A LETTER from my
pen pal, Bob Steinmetz, when I
came to work this morning. In it
he had pictures' he made at his
.home on Christmas day. It showed
all six of his children and their
spouses.
I examined the photos real
close and finally came to the con-
clusion that his six kids and their
spouses would out-weigh ours by
a considerable amount!


-THE STAR-
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corridors for- the use of scooters
under 50cc. This would allow the
Suse of the smnhll motorized vehicles
in these contained areas.
Commissioner Reeves also
suggested that children might be
required to have a vehicle safety
course, put on by the police
department, in order to be allowed
to ride scooters in the controlled
areas.
A citizens committee was
named and approved by the
board.
OTHER BUSINESS DISCUSSED
BY THE BOARD
-Heard a report from Clay
Kennedy, Preble Rish Engineers,
that the Flbrida Department of
Transportatibn expects work to


begin in late February to install
turn lanes at the intersection of
Highway 98 and Fifth Street.
-Set a workshop for January
2nd at 5:30 pm to discuss possible
changes to the city's pool and bil-
liards ordinance, as recommended
by Commissioner Rachel Crews.
-Agreed to dispose of surplus
city property at the wastewater
treatment plant and police depart-
ment that was no longer of use to
the city.
-received a letter of resignation
from Police Chief Jay Leffert, who
has been on administrative leave
since being called to active duty
wifh the Air Force. Since that time
James Hersey has served as acting
police .chief.


Friend of the Library to Hold

Annual Meeting February,21


The Friends of the Gulf
County Libraries,. Inc., will hold its
annual meeting beginning at 2
p.m. on Feb. 21.
All members and prospective
members are invited and encour-
aged to attend.
The keynote speaker will be
Dwan Hightower, author of
Anthrax the Game and owner of
Dream Catcher Publishing, Inc.,
based out of St. Joe Beach.
Dannie Bolden will also speak
on the importance of supporting
the public library.
There will also be an overview
of the progress over the past two
years including:
An update from Building
Committee members Neatie Witter
and Bob Faliski.
A financial report from Kim
Knight.
An overview of the past two
years from Geri McCarthy.
Door prizes presented by Peg
Schweizer and Jackie Huft.
The "Friends" will also say
farewell to outgoing board mem-
bers and introduce the officers for
2004-2005. George Core will be on
hand to install the new Board of
Directors.
The nominees are: Dannie


Kes --

shower, popped the seventh
graders with towels and lingered
in the locker room long after most
of the others had left. We men-
tioned the future. And girls. And
life.... But Coach Rogers would
come through and run us out.
In high school it was spit balls
in Latin and Mr. Paschall remind-
ing Prentice Doyle to "not be like
them Atwood boys". We laughed
our way through class plays, cafe-
teria boycotts. Warren County
twist, Levi jeans.... and Lester
Flatt and Earl Scruggs. We sat
under that tree in Yogi's front yard
and talked about Huntingdon girls
and graduation. We hoped Miss
Spolly would, get us through
English. We might'a mentioned
"life out there" but we were much
more interested Woody Gu thrie
and Huddie Ledbetter.....
College moved. me 200'. miles
from home. I couldn't wait for him
to come and visit. One of my all
time favorite memories is of Yogi
and Hamper MacBee sitting out
on the steps at Sewanee, singing
"El, Paso". rnd, man, he could
"forevermore eat" some


Bolden, president; Pauline
Pendarvis, vice president; Michelle.
Hanlon, corresponding secretary;
Cathy Colbert, recording secre-
tary; Bob Faliski, treasurer; and
directors, Mary Carpenter and
Polly Searle.
Refreshments will be served
during the meeting. Please join the
Friends and show your support.

CORRECTION:
The story that ran two weeks
ago regarding a beating and arson
in Howard Creek contained two
errors. The alleged beating did not
occur at ,Doug Strickland's house,
as reported. Strickland remains in
jail due to the incident. Instead,
the beating occurred in the vic-
tim's car. Strickland and the vic-
tim were at a birthday party when
Strickland asked the victim for a
ride to his truck, which was
parked at her house. The beating
took place when the two arrived at
her house and Strickland later
forced the victim into her house in
an attempt to eliminate blood evi-
dence.


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Apalachicola oysters!
Life finally got in our way. We
both got busy with the "stuff' that
we never had time to talk about!
I hadn't heard from Yogi in
several years. 'Someone told me he
had moved out west. I got a phone
number from his brother and
called him on his birthday. He was
in Hood River, Oregon. It was a far
cry from the ballfleld down by the
pajama factory.
"Heber, how did ybu find me?"
he laughed. I told him about my
boys and Florida. He raved about
the wide open mountain ranges,
the beautiful valleys and how we
must canoe the John Day River!
And we .carried on about Ricky
Hale and Leon Colbert, LaRenda
Bradlfield and "them" Atwood
boys...'.. ,'
Amazing! You'd a'thought we
were out in the shed warming up
a robin breast. Time nor distance
can't touch a friendship that was
cemented down at the big ditch.
Thankfully,
Kes


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A fish kill of some significance
was discovered off Cape San Blas
on Tuesday morning.
The only species of fish found
were bay anchovies, said Tammy
Summers, with the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve.
4 She counted bay anchovies in
amounts of about 204 per 10 feet.
The fish. kill was confined to
the area of beach immediately in
front of Cape Palm Park.
Summers said she sent water


samples to Florida Marine
Research Institute for testing.
Results will likely not be known for
several days.
Summers said she did not
think the fish kill was the cause of
red tide nor did she believe recent
cold temperatures were a factor.
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Campaign for Computers Pays Off


by Tim Croft
This was probably not the divi-
dend Sharon Watson envisioned
when she initiated a "Coins for
Computers" campaign at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
'Nine personal computers, all
with Pentium 3 chips and enough
gigabytes and megahertz to drive
any software.
Monitors, 17-inchers, still in
the boxes. First-rate computers,
sans only printers.
All free, the only cost the mus-
cle needed to haul the computers
from the sidewalk to the classroom.
That destination, Watson said,
was likely the success-maker com-
puter lab where students receive
intensive instruction on subjects
such as math and science.
"These are (computers) that
can really help in the success-
maker lab because many of those
in there are old," Watson said. "(The
donation) was great. I didn't expect
that. I was thrilled to get them."
Thank a healthy lifestyle.
While walking with his Wife in
front of the school one evening,
Scott Baker saw the promotion for
"Coins for Computers" scroll past
on the school's electronic bulletin
board.
Watson had come up with the
idea for the campaign as a way to
bolster technology at the school,
while playing a bit of a word game
with the more-familiar "Pennies for
Education" fund-raising vehicle.
With two computer labs in the
school, not to mention classrooms


Tech Sgt. Scott Baker unloads free computers for Port St. Joe Elementary
School.


Decorative Flooring Hosting

Antique Woods Seminar
Decorative Flooring on Third Street in Port St. Joe will host a seminar
entitled "Antique and Reclaimed Woods for Architectural and Design
Uses" from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at the compa-
ny's showroom.
The seminar, presented by Carol Goodwin, president of the Reclaimed
Wood Council and co-owner of Goodwin Heart Pine Co., 'will focus on
heart pine, rare and, found only through the deconstruction of old build-
ings or most uncommonly pulling "lost" logs from rivers in the South.
"These woods are valued for much more than their earth-friendly and
historical benefits," Goodwin said. "Heart pine, for ,instance, is considered
the gold standard in flooring because it is extremely strong and durable,
plus it is simply beautiful. As it ages it develops a vibrant red patina and
character that homeowners fall in love with. It works with just about any
style of home."
Goodwin's seminar will cover the history, reclamation and design
uses of antique woods.
The seminar is free and open to the public but seating is limited and
interested individuals can RSVP at 352-466-0339.


serving some 500 or so students,
there was a need and so Watson
began her hunt for help shortly
after the school year began.
"I figured we'll try to collect
coins for computers," Watson said.
"It's hard for the school to fund two
labs and have computers for the
classrooms."
And, several weeks later, along
walked Scott Baker, a Tech
Sergeant with the Southeast
Defense Sector of the Florida Air
National Guard at Tyndall AFB.
Baker was aware that the mili-
tary, when it updates its hardware,
either auctions off or scraps what
is, to the military, "excess" equip-
ment.
"Knowing that what we have is
going to go to waste, I saw the need
and I saw the resource," Baker
sai ,b.- .
. (W


So he got in touch with
Watson, asking her to forward to
him, for review by his superiors at
Tyndall, a letter outlining the
school's need for computers and
attesting that it was a public school
- we're talking tax dollars, after all
- and how many and how much
young men and women would ben-
efit from the computers.
The letter worked its way up
the chain and Baker was soon able
to snag more than a half dozen
computers which would give most
homes a state-of-the-art feel, tech-
nologically speaking.
_, "Schools are what they (Tyndall
officials) emphasize," Baker noted.
"This is a legal means for providing
for those less fortunate or in need."
The -computer specs are: 20
gigabytes of hard drive, 128 megs
of RAM, six are 733 megahertz,
three are 933 megahertz.
"They were new last year,"
Baker said. "We constantly replace
our computer equipment."
The lone downside and we're
stretching the concept of that word
- is that the hard drives are wiped
clean, district technology staff will
have to install hardware.
A small price to pay, however,
when the price of nine first-rate
computers involves nary a single
coin.


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Much of the remaining demolition work at the mill site is moving piles of concrete and rebar, much of which was
once foundations for buildings on the site, to a central location at the rear of the property for crushing and removal
of the steel rebar.


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will submit a final remediation
plan.
'The remediation will be done
and on target," Allen said.
One small area, little more
than the size of a moderately
decent office on a 126-acre site -
has. been coned off for remediation
and there is certain to be some
work to do at the tank farm and
pulp-tank structures, but the exact
nature and extent of any remedia-
tion will not be known for several
weeks.
Smurfit-has been doing exten-'
sive and continuous, testing
throughout-the demolition process.
There -is still some "digging".
and "examination" to do, Dobbs,
noted, before a final report can be
issued.
The demolition process, which
was at one time estimated to be
complete by early last fall, bogged,
down late last year due to several
factors, Dobbs noted, not the least'
of which was a significantly rainy
autumn-
"We didn't have the right equip-
ment, the weather really wasn't
kind to us and I would say there
was a a bit of optimism" with earli-
er projections, Dobbs said.
Mother Nature chipped in with
some cooperation and Dobbs
brought in -the proper equipment,
hiulking loaders and dump trucks
Tonka -v. ou Id-envy. to-achieve. the:
major task .at hand moving.
mountains of concrete.
1 More rubble than Barney and
Fred ever saw, something like
130,000-150,000 .tons read:
TONS.
One logistical hurdle what to
do with that rubble, much of
which, when demolition work com-
menced, was- there, in the founda-
tions poured for a vibrant, belching
beehive, but, it could be argued,
were the foundation for a commu-


nity.
Muph of that concrete, laid in
three-foot slabs, was rendered to
river pebbles by some pounding
from large hammer bits and the
scraping of large bulldozer scoops.
The slab to the Maintenance
Shop, surely requiring days or
weeks to put down, disappeared in
a heap in a day.
The idea now is to move all that
concrete to a central location, near
the 'back end of' the mill site, to
where it will be crushed.
'The key at this phase is to get
it all in one place," Dobbs said.
One pile near the front of the
site, obvious for weeks from U.S.
98, has been crushed and sold off.
That last pile, made up largely
of the old parking lot, the remain-
ing ingress and egress road, along
with foundation slabs from build-
ings such as the Maintenance Shop
and the No. 1 warehouse, will begin
to be crushed early next week.
Dobbs said he expects to have
a crusher on site, Monday or
Tuesday.
The finished product, "road
grade small stuff without any steel"
can be had for $5 a ton, Dobbs
said.
"It should be good stuff," he
added.
Meanwhile the cutters, the
group ,of Mexican nationals who
were part of the crews which
worked on the World Trade Centers
and have been on the mill site for
months, continued to slice away at
re-bar, some steel and so-called
metal "spaghetti," essentially a
potential melting pot of metal.
To date, Dobbs said, roughly.
41,000 tons of steel, ferrous and
non-ferrous, have been taken off
the site.
On areas of .the site closer to
the highway, the spreading of dirt,


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actually high-grade sand has
already begun.
,Sand is piled, like snow cones
at the carnival, throughout the mill
site.
Incredibly, all of it, some
42,000 cubic yards, came from
beneath the foundation slab of Box
Plant No. 2.
Most of the sand originally
came from above where Raffield
Fisheries stands and was hauled in
to provide the properly. 'sculpted
level for the old box plant.
It will now be enough to cover
the entire mill site with a sufficient
layer of fresh soil, Dobbs said.
And maybe that is how it
should be.
The paper mill, still amazing in
so many ways, even during its
steady slide into the ether of histo-
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Hospital
factor, one he had not diagnosed
until he set up shop here, was the
role the community would play for
potential patients.
"I see their (the patients') relax-
ation," Bonati said. 'They can stay
where they know nurses are going
to take care of them. It's good for
me and it's good for them.
"And they love it here. People
here are so nice."
General surgeon Dr. Jorge
Weksler added, "It's a great com-
munity. I love the sunset, and the
people are wonderful."
From all those patients come
the wherewithal to grow the hospi-
tal.
For starters, payroll is now
being met, though some current
and former employees' owed back
pay may not be fully brought up to
date until after the sale of the hos-
pital closes, when meeting those
obligations are a required part of
the equation.
Ermlergency room care, of con-
siderable focus in the community,
should expand imminently, Bonati
said.
A physician, Bonati added,
appeared to be on board to cover
the 24 hours of Friday and
Saturday, peak times for emer-
gency rooms.
Dr. Kevin Murphy, who had
joined the. hospital staff in the past
year, was, with other doctors on
staff, handling the daytime emer-
gency room operations and over-
seeing the hiring of additional
physicians to create a 24/7 emer-
gency room, Bonati said.
"Within six weeks it will be fully
operational and fully-staffed,"
O'Shea said. "We realize the need
and we are putting all our effort
into it."
Bonati has also begun to reno-
vate patient rooms, installing spe-
cial.beds in each room.
With two new anesthesiologists
on board, the work is in high gear
to refurbish two remaining operat-
ing rooms.
A fifth such room will ultimate-
ly be used for pain management.
"I'm happy to be here," said
anesthesiologist Dr. :Michael,
LeMon, a Gulf War vet from
Pittsburgh who did his residency
through the University of Southern
California.
A radiologist has been hired
and Bonati said he will overhaul
the available equipment, enhancing
X-ray, CAT scan and MRI machines
and putting all radiology work in
one area of the hospital.
He is also in talks, Bonati said,
with a cardiology group out of


- from Page 1
Apalachicola to provide heart care
at the hospital.
An interview is scheduled with
an orthopedic surgeon and neurol-
ogist, he added.
And the prospects of construct-
ing a new facility, a new 100-bed
state-of-the-art hospital seem tan-
talizingly closer.
Bonati said he was in discus-
sions with a builder who has indi-


cated an ability to construct a stur-
dy, modern facility in far less time
than Bonati had originally estimat-
ed.
"A new hospital can be built
very fast," Bonati said. "In one year
we can build that new hospital."
At that point, Bonati hinted, he
would transform the current Gulf
Pines facility into a "quaint" reha-
bilitation and pain management
clinic.
But with gain comes at least
some pain and for Bonati that has
been finding qualified certified


nurses.
In the future, Bonati has
expressed a desire to partner with
Gulf Coast Community College's
nursing program to bolster his staff
and provide internship and train-
ing opportunities for students.
For the immediate, though,
Bonati simply needs nurses.
'The major problem we have is
we need nurses," Bonati said. "We
need nurses to get the organization
going at 100 percent."


Dr. Alfred Bonati at Work


by Tim Croft
To observe Dr. Alfred Bonati
speak about his patients, about his
most recent success stories, is to
listen to a child astonished by the
model airplane he just construct-
ed.
There was the woman who
arrived with half her face para-
lyzed, diagnosed with fiber myal-
gia, who now smiles ear to ear.
There was the airline pilot
threatened with the loss of his job
due to pain and numbness that
was robbing him of the use of his
left arm, but who was now making
laps around the hospital as if prac-
ticing for the Olympics.
There was the famous tennis
player, a former No. 1, sentenced to
the sidelines by a back injury. The
star is back prowling the courts.
And there was a man from
Michigan, the father of six, who
spent days in bed due to severe
back pain that radiated through
his legs who, on the operating
table, realized that leg pain had left
him for the first time in years.
"To allow somebody to walk
again without pain, to see their
faces, that makes a day," Bonati
said recently.
Bonati works in a non-inva-
sive, remarkably non-bloody fash-
ion.
A patient is prone, on their
stomachs, a small incision allowing
for an arthroscope, laser and sever-
al tools Bonati has patented, to
slide in.
Bonati watches his work on a
monitor in front of him, several
nurses and doctors assisting.
The patient is awake, lightly
sedated, and given a local in the
area where Bonati will work.
Bonati frequently asks the
patient questions as he works,
ensuring he is on the right path,
working in the right area.
The patient is watching every-
thing, a monitor beaming the same
picture Bonati sees off their, left
shoulder.


During one procedure which
was observed recently, the patient
asked several times what Bonati
was doing and how he was accom-
plishirig it.
A nurse was constantly at the
patient's side, answering ques-
tions, keeping track of his vital
signs, ensuring he was doing well
and not in discomfort.
In a little more than an hour,
after clearing tissue compressing
against vertebrae and a nerve, the
procedure was complete, the
patient headed to a brief post-oper-
ative recovery.
"You could watch the whole
thing," said a wide-eyed Vince
Davis, who underwent a procedure
on Monday. 'This is beyond the
21st Century."
Pete O'Shea, a spokesman for
Bonati, has undergone four sepa-
rate procedures.
"He saved my life," O'Shea
said.
Bonati attracted Dr. Jorge
\\'eksler. who attended "school iri
Buenos Aires, trained in New Yorl
City and worked for decades in San


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Gulf and Franklin. counties for their participation in
our 3rd Annual Shoe Drive. We would also like to
thank Latonya Townsend of Early Headstart for
accepting and distributing the shoes. We collected 180
pairs of shoes that are being distributed to those in
need. Although the shoe drive has officially ended,
please feel free to drop off shoes throughout the year
to:
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 Page 7A


Crafting A Safety Net of Service


by Tim Croft
A safety net is being refortified.
Several years after the sudden
dissolution of the county's
Interagency Council, a partnership
of local agencies is sewing new fab-
ric to improve services to infants,
children, teens and families, at-risk
in Gulf County.
Labeled the "Gulf Health and
Community Services Partnership,"
the group, which will hold its first
meeting on Feb. 11, already num-
bers the Teen Pregnancy Task
Force, School Health Advisory
Council, Healthy Start Coalition
and North Florida Child
Development on its roster.
Last wqek, the Domestic
Violence Task Force and the
Juvenile Justice Council voted
unanimously to join the fledgling
group.
"What we are trying to do is
bring back the interagency concept
and rename it because we want to
look at things with a holistic
approach, both medical and
social," said Jill Jones, a human
service supervisor at the Gulf
County Health Department who is
also serving as chairwoman of the
Gulf Health and Community
Services Partnership. ,
"'Those things go hand-in-hand
a lot of the time."
The conceptualization of the
partnership operates on several
levels.
To begin, the interagency
council disintegrated in large
measure due to state legislation
pertaining to early-childhood readi-
ness.
With voter approved mandates
and legislative maneuvering, many
readiness programs are being dis,-
bursed as universal pre-K looms on
the horizon.
There is also the fact that many
of these individual groups hold'
meetings on various schedules,
many of the same people are stake-
holders in those meetings and the
sheer volume and disparity in
meeting schedules presents logisti-
cal nightmares for those in the
community charged, or called to,
serving those of need in the com-
munity.
By .bringing those groups


together, many with overlapping
visions and missions, resources
and ideas can be more easily
shared to create concrete action.
'There is a lot of talent and a
lot of know how out there to bring
into one room," Jones said.
By mapping out a schedule -
the group currently plans to meet
once a quarter as well as agenda
and mechanism for discussions
and debate, the group hopes to ful-
fill the requirements of the dis-
parate programs while enhancing
their effectiveness.
"One big plus is time-wise,


"This is a good opportunity for
us to meet in one central location
and put all our hats under one
roof, a single umbrella."
Jones said they are going to
give 'it a shot. Whether the
Domestic Violence Task Force and
the Juvenile Justice Council will,
logistically, constitutionally, fit
under the umbrella of the Gulf
Health and Community Services
Partnership remained unclear.
The .quarterly meeting sched-
ule is.also something of a test drive.
The upside, though, in terms of
pooling resources and gray matter

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now," said Jerrod Wester of Teen
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In other words, the rules that
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including such issues important to
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beach and permitted docks, to use
just two examples.
Then, some 60 days from last
week's declaration by the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council that the WindMark DRI is
sufficient, comes a critical local
public meeting.
That meeting will basically
serve as the final public review of
the development order for the sec-
ond phase of WindMark Beach.
'The development order is the
main thing that comes out of the
public hearing," Hendry said. '"That
development order is the set of
rules this development has to live
by for the next decade, or until
2014.
"It explains to the public what
the rules are that apply to the DRI.
This is explaining every condition
for this DRI."
And the public, Hendry said,
will play a central role in the
process at that ever so important
meeting.
'The public is there specifically
to approve the development order,"
Hendry said.. 'That will be the map
you then all go by for the next 10 or
11 years."
McCarron noted that should
the development order crafted by
the county and Arvida not address
some issues of concern contained


in the DRI application approved by
the Regional Plknrnmg Council. the
Florida Departmenrt :, Comn-munity
Affairs could appeal the issuance of
the development order.
Not that such a scenario
appears likely.
'They (Arvida) have been coop-
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Birds of Prey On Display In Apalachicola


In such instances, the non-
profit organization .Big Bend
Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc., steps in to
get said bird back to its flock once
again.


This great horned owl gets its name from the horn-like feathers ema-
nating from the top of its head. Photo by Lanny Blair


LawEnfrceentNew


Sheriff's Report
January 15: Craig E. Kirby,
w/m, 42, Alabama, VOP-aggravat-
ed assault.
January 16: Tyson Davis, b/m,
20, Port St. Joe, violation pre-trial
release; Douglas N. Richards, b/m,
54, Port St. Joe, VOCC-sale con-
trolled substance, FTA-retail theft.
January 18: Raymond L.
Holmes, III, w/m, 31,
Wewahitchka, no valid ,drivers'
license.
January 19: Felicia Gathers,
b/m, 26, Port St. Joe, VOP-sale
controlled substance; Schotsie L,
Rodgers, w/m, 31, Panama City,
worthless checks.
January 20: Joshua E.
Adkinson, w/m, 22, Wewahitchka,'
VOP-possession marijuana; Lewis
D. Nickell. v. mn, 32, Wewahitchka,
violation pre-trial release;, Edgar
Causey, Jr., w/m, 43,
Wewahitchka, VOCC-possession
cocaine, VOCC-DWLSR X2.

PSJ Police Beat
January 11: Joann L. 'Tillery,
35, Wewahitchka, failure to appear
in court for DUI and driving with
suspended license. '," '
January 16: Tommy L. Welch,
Jr., 40, Port. St. Joe, child support
violation; Raymond A. Driesbach,
57, Port St. Joe, DUI.
January 18: James Roulhac,
76, Apalachicola, suspended
license and failing to register vehi-
cle:
January 19: Russell L. Russ,
24, Port St. Joe, active warrant,
failing to register as a convicted,
felon.
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 ini compliance .of city ordi-
rance #296. For further infor&a-
tion, call the Port St. Joe P&Iice
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
dwellings or structures as well as
excessive growth of grass and/or
weeds within the city limits.
Property that is in violation 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.


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by Carly Johnson
While birds of a feather flock
together, when one of the group is
injured, it is of the flock no more.


these lectures all over and bring
some of the animals, birds in this
case, so people can see them up
close."
According to Eells, the animals
that are indigenous to this area
have been here much longer than
the people and she stresses the
importance for residents to under-
stand and appreciate the animal's
background and environment.
Based in Altha, the Big Bend
Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many
of Florida's wild animals. Executive
Director Betsy Knight, the first per-
son in the state to be sanctioned to
hand-raise' and release Florida's
injured or abandoned black bears,
will also be on hand during the lec-
ture about the Birds of Prey, along
with Eells, to answer questions and
inform the public.
For more information contact
Rosalyn Kilcollins at the
Apalachicola National Estuarine


Although some birds, by their
own action or that of man, can not
be released back into the wild, they
do get the honor of becoming part
of an ongoing educational program.
The Birds of Prey of the wildlife
sanctuary will be part of the 2004
Guest Lecture Program on
Thursday, Jan. 29, from, 7-8 p.m.
at the Apalachicola National.
Eluarine Research Reserve's
Naure Center at. the end of Market
Street in Apalachicola.,
Some of the featured birds will
be an American bald eagle, a blue-
eyed great horned owl, a barred
and a screech owl as well as a red-
tailed hawk. All of these birds are
permanent residents of the sanctu-.
ary.
"Our main .goal is to rehabili-
tate and release these birds and
other animals," said Barbara Eells,
Port St. Joe volunteer coordinator
for the wildlife organization. "Our
second goal, which is just as
important, is to educate people on
the importance of these creatures
in our area. That is why we perform


Upchurch

Continued from Page .1
Monroe, and Franklin counties.
Dalton, his wife Retha and their
two children, originally from
Chipley, moved to Port St. Joe in
1989. After spending seven years in
south Florida, Upchurch was ready
to get a little closer to home, after a
few years in Gulf County, this
became home.
"After 21+ years in the law
enforcement field, I have the
knowledge and experience to be a
fair and effective Sheriff for Gulf
County. I have dealt with so many
situations in the county, in this
state, 'where families have been
torn apart by acts of violence and
disregard for safety of others. I seek
this opportunity as a challenge to
make Gulf County among the
safest and crime free counties in
the state. With the rapid changes
taking place in our county, it is
imperative that we keep Gulf
County a safe have for our families,
this is my primary goal, to keep
Gulf County safe."



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This American bald eagle,
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 Page 9A


Ray and Patsy Whitney enjoy retirement as auxiliary members.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Plays Important Role


Ray and Patsy Whitney of St.
Joe Beach, took the oath to become
members of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary. The Whitneys recently
moved to the area from Georgia.
Since they retired with time on
their hands, and enjoy boating and
water related activities this was an
excellent way to serve a worthy
cause and make new friends.


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By Virginia Bathurst Beck That
You'll never know what a thrill I'll try to
it was to see my column in the all my co:
January 8th Star. It's not the first at times 1
column I've written, but this one is The follow
different. It's different because I start on.
plan to live here (be the GOOD to laugh
LORD willing) for the rest of my you've he
life. still g ood
LAUGH LOUD AND OFTEN still good
A friend asked me the other
day what my column would be Then
about. I 'hopefully answered- who told
"humorous". I feel that there is too jobs with
much sadness in the world today., outside i
We are exposed to it each day .via horn whi
television and newspaper and for church
once in awhile experience it in our
own lives. Occasionally we need to
forget it all and have a good laugh. You C
Scientific studies have shown just can't
that humor has tremendous
health benefits. Frequent belly If you
laughs guard against illness and break bo
will perhaps even lengthen your running t
life. I wou
Laughter helps you breath column to
easier, it massages the heart and John Adi
other major organs of the body San Ar
and improves the workings of the
immune system. It seems that believed i
people who are able to find some- The first
thing funny in their dilemmas and came int
have a good laugh feel better faster sign that
than if they had a cry. AT LEAS'


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is part of the reason that
have something funny in
lumns. I might be serious
but never sad or negative.
wing is some "funnys" to
You have my permission
your head off. Even if
;ard them before, they are
for one more smile.
JOKE
there was the woman
her husband, "I'll change
Syou on Sundays. I'll sit
n the car and honk the
le you get the kids ready
h."
MURPHY'S LAW
CAN go home again, you
t STAY there.
MOMISM
u fall out of that tree and
th your legs, don't come
to me.
uld like to dedicate this
o my deceased grandson,
ins. He was a teacher in
itonio and definitely
in the humor philosophy.
thing you saw as you
to his classroom was a
read: LAUGH OUT LOUD
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PORT ST. JOE 86, WEWAHITCHKA 64
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to 9-4 overall and to 2-1
in District 3-2A with Thursday
night's 86-64 victory over
Wewahitchka.
The Gators (1-11, 0-5) held
close through the first quarter and
a half, but the Tiger Sharks pulled
away in the last half of the second
quarter to take a 44-27 lead by
halftime. The Sharks extended
their lead to 65-37 by the end of
the third quarter.


Dion Henry led the Tiger
Sharks with 14 points and five
rebounds. Brandon Thomas hit
three 3-pointers and had 13 points,
while Ashton Larry-added 13.
Daniel Welch had seven assists.
Jamie McCorvey led all scorers
with a game high 20 points and 17
rebounds for the Gators. Trinit
Myers followed with 18 points, and
Johnny Jones added 16.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 17 27 21 21 86
Lions 11 16 10 27 64
PSJ (86)- Raye Bailey 6, Ashton


Larry 13, Bart Lowry 9, Brandon
Thomas 13, Bo Lenox 9, Ash
Parker 5, Daniel Welch 5, Dion
Henry 14,. Thomas Webb 5, and,
Dennis Warren 6.
WHS (64)- Trinit Myers 18, Johnny
Jones 16, Jamie McCorvey 20,
David Edwards 6, and Trey
Goodwin 4.
PORT ST. JOE 48, COTTONDALE 52
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17TH
The Tiger Sharks had a six
point lead slip away in the fourth
quarter as Cottondale outscored
Port St. Joe 15-5 in the final period
for a 52-48 victory in Saturday
night's District 3-2A game.
Port St. Joe (9-5, 2-2)
outscored the Hornets 18-14 in the
second quarter to take a 32-28 lead
into the half. They extended their
lead to 43-37 by the end of the


third quarter.
Bo Lenox led the Tiger Sharks
with 15 points. Antonio Smiley fol-
lowed with 12 points and six
rebounds, while Raye Bailey added
11 points, nine assists and six
rebounds.
The Tiger Sharks will host
Blountstown Friday night at 7:30
ET in a District 3-2A game, then
Apalachicola on Saturday at 7:30.
On Tuesday, Port St. Joe will travel
to Rutherford for an 8:30 game.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 14 18 11 5 48
Hornets 14 14 9 15 52
PSJ (48)- Raye Bailey 11, Bo Lenox
15, Antonio Smiley 12, Ash Parker
6, and Dennis Warren 4.
CHS (52)- Hall 17, Ross 14,
Roulach 5, Bellamy 12, and Besore
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9* I SATURDAYir, JANUARY 17TH
., The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks,
q playing with only five players, ran
out of gas midway through the
third quarter as the Cottondale'
"Lady Hornets came away with a
49-27 District 3-2A win.
The Lady Sharks, (4-9, 2-2)
S :. trailed 23-15 at halftime, 'and 32-
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Jenkins followed with eight.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 8 7 8 4 27
Hornets 13 10 9 17' 49
PSJ. (27)- Shawna Bond: 12,
Gekeela Clemmons '5, Nikki
Jenkins 8, and Angelica Driesbach
2.
CHS (49)- Gray 2, Mathis 18,
Dickens 2, Forward 2, Williams 17,
Scurlock 6, and Forward 2.

PORT ST. 'JOE 26, RICKARDS 59
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20TH
The Lady Sharks dropped to 4-
10 overall on the season with
Tuesday night's 59-26 loss to
Tallahassee Rickards.
Gekeela Clemmons led all scor-
ers with a game high 17 points..
Port St. Joe will travel to
Wewahitchka on Thursday at 7:30
ET for a District 3-2A game, then
travel to Liberty County on
Tuesday for a 6:00 game.
Score by Quarters
Rickards 19 13 12 15 59
Sharks 9 5 7 5 26
z PSJ (26)- Shawna Bond 1, Latrice
Larry 4, Gekeela Clemmons 17,
Telisa Register 2, and Angelica
Driesbach 2.
RHS (59)- Lemon 4, Duenas 2,
Hall 8, Webster 8, Lawyer 3,
Graham 10, Maxey 1, Seaton 2,
Matthew 4, Freeman 2, Richardson
2, and Raddar 13.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School


Bo



S Bo, a senior
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Tiger Sharks
,. .,. with 15 points
in their 52-48
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Cottondale, and had nine points in an
86-64 win over Wewahitchka.


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Lady Sharks
with 12 points
in their 49-27
district loss to


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Boys Varsity Team
Friday, January 23, 7:30, Home
SHARKS vs APALACHICOLA
Saturday, January 24, 7:30, Home
g SHARKS vs APALACHICOLA


4


Saturday, January 24, Away
SHARKS vs CHIPLEY
Boys 10:00 am
Girls 12:00 pm


- PSJ High


SKETBALL


Girls Varsity Team
Thursday, January 22, 7:30 Away
SHARKS vs WEWAHITCHKA
Tuesday, January 27, 6:00, Away
SHARKS vs LIBERTY CO.


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Tuesday, January 27, Home
SHARKS vs MARIANNA
Boys 6:00 pm


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Gators Game Results


WEWAHITCHKA 41, SNEADS 74
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20TH.
The Wewahitchka Gators had a
27-21 halftime lead slip away in
the second half as the Sneads
Pirates outscored the Gators 53-14
for a 74-41 victory in Tuesday
night's District 3-2A game.
Trinit Myers led all scorers
with a game high 15: points.,
Johnny Jones followed with eight
points, while David Edwards added
seven.
The Gators (1-12, 0-6), will
travel to Cottondale on Saturday at


7:30 CT for a district game, then
host Altha on Tuesday at 7:30.
Score by Quarters
Pirates 7 14 29 24 74
Gators 12 15 4 10 41
WHS (41)- Trinit Myers 15,
Trannon Myers 2, Johnny Jones 8,
David Edwards 7, Jamie McCorvey
6, Trey Goodwin 1, and Kody
Bidwell 2.
SHS (74)- Reed 8, Patterson 13,
Locke 7, Austin 14, Hartsfield 6,
Johnson 1-1, Douglas 5, and
Williams 9.


Shin and Pierce Taunton

Tauntons Set a Record at

St. Joseph Bay County Club


The Port St. Joe baseball alum-
ni game will be'February 14th at
6:00 IT at the high school baseball
field. All alumni that are interested


in participating in the game need to '
contact Coach Chuck Gannon .at
22721221 or 229-9030,' or 'Eric
Ramsey at 229-6864.


On December 19th,. Pierce
Taunton had his second hole-in-
one on #7 at St. Joseph Bay
Country Club.
I On January 8th, his wife, Shift
Taunton, had her first hole-in-one
on #4 at the Country Club.
The odds are against anyone
having a single hole-in-one, there-
fore, there are tremendous odds
that a husband and wife will each
have a hole-in-one,. 'much less
within three weeks of each other.
The Country Club congratulates
Pierce and Shin and everyone real-
ly enjoyed the 19th hole.
On December 14th, the
Country Club treated its member-
ship \,.-il a dinner tete. The dinner


was a special occasion this year,
since their clubhouse manager,
Elaine Ernst, was retiring. She was
presented with a plaque and a
hand-crafted gold pelican pendant
by the membership.
With the coming of the new
year, the men's golf association
and the ladies' golf association are
working toward a combined club
championship, tournament, in
March.
The club now has a web site:
www.sjbcc.com and also an e-mail
address: golf-hop.--gtcom.net. They
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to the e-mail.


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STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wewahitchka High School


Jamie McCorvy

Jamie, a senior center,
led all scorers with a game
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4th grade, Brittany Anthony; 3rd grade Daniel Bradbury.


This Week In Sports Wewa High.


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Saturday, January 24, Away
GATORS vs COTTONDALE
iJV 6:00 pm
Varsity 7:30 pm
Tuesday, January 27, Home
GATORS .vs ALTHA
JV 6:00 pm
Varsity 7:30 pm


ETBALL


GIRLS
Monday, February 2, Home
GATORS vs ARNOLD
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Lindsay Miller Commits to Pensacola Junior College


by Carly Johnson
Although most days to
Steenagers seem like they will affect
the rest of their lives, Tuesday
actually was a pivotal, life-chang-
ing moment in the life of
Wewahitchka High School senior
Lindsay Miller.
Surrounded by family, coach-
es, teammates, friends and local
media in the library of her soon-to-
be alma- mater, Miller confidently,
but nervously, smiled for the cam-
eras as she scripted her John
Hancock to documents proclaiming
her intent to play softball next year
at Pensacola Junior College.
"I was a little nervous about
today, but I. know I made the right
decision," Lindsay said. "I really
like the beliefs of the coach and the
entire team in Pensacola and am
looking forward to joining them
next year."
Glowing, proud parents, Daniel
and Tunnie Miller were filled with
emotion as they affixed their signa-
tures along side their daughter's.
"We are so proud of her," said
Tunnie. "She has worked unbeliev-
ably hard for this and deserves it.
We will miss her terribly next year,
but we are still very pleased with
her accomplishments and the hard
decisions she had to make."
With one season still yet to
play, Lindsay has a career batting
average of .338 and already holds
school records for doubles (33) and
triples (12).: During the 2003 sea-
son Lindsay had eight doubles, two
triples, 15 RBI and scored 27 runs
to aid the Lady Gators to a 27-3
season.
Her resume also includes an
All-Big Bend selection as a sopho-
more, the same year Lindsay was
named the Lady Gators' offensive
player of the year. She is also
preparing to serve as captain for
the team in her final season with
the Gators.
According to softball head
coach Charles Fortner, Lindsay has'
also logged several game-winning
hits and numerous exemplary.
defensive plays both in the outfield


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play softball next year at Pensacola Junior College.


and at first base.
"She (Lindsay) has been play-
ing for a long time and she keeps
getting better every year," Fortner
boasted. "Lindsay is a solid, all-
around player who will do very well
at PJC, I have no doubt. She is also
an all-around great person and I
wish there were more like hei."
The transition from high school
to college will be eased by the pres-
ence of former Gator teammate
Judith Husband, a hurler for the
Lady Pirates.
"It will be .nice to play with-
Judith again," Lindsay said. "It will
also ,make going to college a little
easier."
Known by teachers, students
and coaches alike as a hard work-
ing and determined young woman,


Lindsay is setting her sights
beyond the softball field. She will
major in nursing and feels that PJC
can offer her a great athletic pro-
gram as well as a superior educa-
tional experience.
"I always tell people that talent
will get our attention, but character
will keep our attention," said
Brenda Pena, head coach for PJC.
"Our team's values of family, edu-
cation, softball and 'social life, in
that order, really correspond to the
values Lindsay and her family pos-
sess. I think she is going to do very
well next year on the ball field and
in the classroom." ,
With still one season remaining
as a Lady Gator, Lindsay said she
is looking forward to a winning sea-
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All boys and girls ages 10 to 14,
are invited to participate in the
local level of competition for the
2004 Knights of Columbus Free
Throw Championship. The local
competition will be held Saturday,
January 24th, at both the Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka locations. In
Port St. Joe, at the elementary
school gym at 10:00 a.m. EST and
for Wewahitchka,, at the Highway
71 Main Street Gym at 1:00 p.m.
CST.
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through local, district, and state
competitions. International cham-
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Knights of Columbus international
headquarters based on scores from
the state-level competitions. All
boys and girls 10 to 14 years old
are eligible to participate and will
compete in respective age divisions.
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sharpshooters participated in
4,017 local competitions.
All contestants on the local
level are recognized for their partic-
ipation in the event. For entry
forms, contact the school business
office or the coach at school.
Participants will need a parent or
guardian's consent. For additional
questions, call Karl Bowen at 899-
1245.
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international Catholic family fra-
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more than 1.6 million members in
more than 12,000 local councils.
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Meleah Lister Wins Patriots Pen Essay


The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary
of -Post 8285, Wewahitchka, spon-
sored the Patriots Pen Essay con-
test for seventh and eighth graders.
A first place prize of $100.00 sav-
ings bond was won by Meleah
Lister. A second place $75.00 sav-
ings bond was won by Jessica
Burns and third place, $50.00 sav-
ings bond, by Kayla Brobeck.
Ms. Lister and Ms. Burns
advanced to district judging where
Ms. Lister placed first with a
$100.00 award and Ms. Burns
placed second and a $75.00 award.
Meleah Lister has advanced to
the state competition and the VFW
and ladies auxiliary wish her well.
The following is Ms. Lister's essay.
My Pledge to America
As I look around the world
today, it seems that we haven't
come very far in our efforts to over-
come prejudice. Abraham Lincoln
and Martin Luther King, Jr. both
have done their part in the past.
John Mellencamp, Maya Angelou
and many others continue to work
to make their dream a reality.
Many different types of prejudice
exist in our world today, among
these are racism, socio-economic
prejudice, and the prejudice that
many middle school students have
to deal with every day, prejudice
regarding physical appearance. My
pledge to America is to do my part
to overcome prejudice'.
One form of prejudice I see the
most is racism. People who judge
you over your ethnicity. That is
ignorant because no one picks
what race they are born. Some peo-
ple make an excuse for their racism
by saying that other people are
racists. Well, there is no excuse.
People are different and that is
what makes our world interesting.
If everybody was a carbon copy,
then school, work and life in gener-
al would be boring. Our differences
are what make us special.
Socio-economic is very differ-
ent, but still very common preju-
dice. This is when people judge
other people by how much money
they make, what kind of house they
have, what kind of car they drive
and so on. This prejudice can go
both ways; If someone makes a lot
of money, some people call them
conceited without even taking time
to know them. On' the other hand,
people are sometimes looked down
upon because of the type of clothes
they wear or how much money they
have.
Prejudice because of physical
appearances is also common, and


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Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs
Sampler on Sunday, February 8th,
from 6:00-9:00 pm. Chefs from all
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talented chefs, there will be a silent
auction featuring weekend, accom-
modation packages, gift certificates
and much, much, much more. Tickets will
be available at the Chamber office
for $40.00 each. Call (850) 653-
9419, or e-mail at info@apalachico-
labay.org for more information.
To purchase tickets, stop by
the Chamber office or mail a check
to: Apalachicola Bay Chamber, 122
Commerce Street, Apalachicola,
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Mr. and Mrs. Cary E. Floore
will celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary on January 31st at,
the Senior Citizens building in
Port St. Joe.
Calling hours will be from 4:00


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a band playing blue grass music.
Everyone is invited to go and
show how much they have been
appreciated during the past 50
years. They have been involved in
the Port St. Joe school system,
teaching; and coaching children.
An one who has old pictures
of the Floores are asked to bring
Lhem and post on the bulletin
board for others to see.


* It's A Girl!
Sugar 'n Spice and everything
nice. that's what little girls are
made of.
Haley Ann Guffey was born
January 5th, at 5:52 p.m. She
weighed seven pounds, seven
ounces and was 20 inches long.
Haley's proud parents are
Jamey and Jennifer 'Guffey. She
was welcomed home by her big
brother. Austin.
She is the granddaughter. of
Arlan and Ann Guffey and Roy and
Debbie Barne-.; ,


Jasmine Turns One
Jasmine Skylar Levins cele-
brated her first birthday on
January 20th, at her home with
her family and friends.
She is-the daughter of Joanna
Watkins and Rodney Levins. She is
the granddaughter of Wayne and
Eileen Watkins, and Joe and
Mildred Levins, of Port St. Joe.
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Miss Valentine Pageant Feb. 7


The. Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American Red Cross
is facing a critical shortage of vol-
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bers in Gulf County.
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respond to provide direct assis-
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have been drastically affected by a
disaster event. Cooler weather
means a sharp increase in the
number of disaster events; like
house fires.
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can roll at a moment's notice to
help a family in crisis. This job is
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11th and 12th.
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7th at 6:00 p.m. CST at Jthe
Wewahitchka High School
Commons Area. 'The registration
fee will be $12.00 per child.
The practice sessions will be
held on February 4th through the
6th as follows:
February 4th:, Pre-K: 3:00
p.m.; Kindergarten & 1st: 4:00
p.m.; February 5th: 2nd & 3rd
grade: 3:00 p.m.; 4th, 5th, 6th
grade: 4:00 p.m.
February 6th: ;7th, 8th, 9th
grade: 3:00 p.m., 10th, 11, 12th
grade: 4:00 p.m.
On February 6th, there will be
a practice rehearsal at 6:00 p.m.
Participants should wear street
clothes. All times are CST.
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Wewahitchka schools. Applications
must be turned in with the regis-
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4th.
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Gulf School District has been
notified that, Caleb Cutchin, who
graduated from Wewahitchka High
School, has been identified as Gulf
County's Academic Top Scholar for
the 2003 graduating class. This
award i funded by the 'Bright
Futures Scholarship Program.
Caleb's selection was based on
being an academic scholar, who
received funding for the fall term at
an eligible Florida post secondary
institution, and ranked on a prod-
uct of his Bright Futures GPA and
his best composite SAT/ACT score.
In addition to the Florida Academic
Scholars award, the Academic Top

Drive Organized

to Help Sarah
Sarah Shores, seven years old,
a member of Mrs. Bird's first grade
class at P6rt St. Joe Elementary
School, has recently been diag-
nosed with cancer. Donations are
needed to assist Sarah and the
family with expenses. Sarah is cur-
rently in Shands Hospital,
Gainesville. Jars with Sarah's pic-
ture on them are being placed in
different area businesses to assist
the community in making dona-
tions to Sarah's family. The family
:also covets the prayers of the cornm-
.munity. .

PSJHS Holds
Financial Aid

Workshop on 27th
Port St. Joe High School'will
host its annual financial aid aware-
ness workshop with Gulf Coast
Community College on Tuesday,
January 27th, beginning at 6:00
p.m. in the media center at the
high school. The workshop will pro-
vide information on the process of
obtaining financial aid as well as
financial resources.
All high school seniors arid
their parents are encouraged to
attend. The workshop is free of
charge and students will receive
five Gulf County Scholarship
points if their parents attend.


Scholars award will provide a fixed
annual amount of $1,500.
Caleb is the son ,of Alfred and
Lucy Cutchin of Wewahitchka. In
addition to his academic endeavors
while Caleb was a student at WHS,
he was a member of National Honor
Society, the Senior Hall of Fame
and won .the TV Productions
award, the Spanish award, and the
World History award. Caleb also
qualified for the Bright Futures
Gold Seal Scholarship. As a stu-
dent of the University .of Florida,
Caleb intends to major in journal-
ism with a minor in English.


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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.


BBQ Dinner Benefit for

Sandy Watson January 31


A benefit will be held on
Saturday, January 31st, from 1:00
to 6:00 p.m. CST at Howard Creek
Caf6 to benefit Sandy Watson. A
barbecue dinner and music by the
Bobby Sorrell band will be provid-


ed. A $5.00 minimum donation will
be requested.
Ms. Watson was the victim of a
brutal beating in late December
and has not been released to
return to work.


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After Hours 850-229-9325
Mobile 850-258-5261


Roger Bradley, Broker/Owner Victor Raios, Broker Associate,
Mobile: 850-227-4383 After Hours: 229-2749 After Hours 850-229-9353


* "CAPE SAN BLAS LANDMARK"
Great Business Opportunity 'in "the
heart qf the #1 Beaches.
BeachComber's 'Restaurant is offered
,sgg turn-key including all fixtures, invento-
ry, staffing, and business. A RARE
OPPORTUNITY AND OFFERED
SAT $695,000.


%IS$ Gulf front home on Cape San
I Bias This home features incredible
views and spacious decks. Newly
remodeled. Offered @ $629,000.








Commercial building located in
downtown Port St. Joe. 2700
,S square feet with showroom and 3
offices plus additional storage.
Recently renovated. Priced to sell @
U $250,000.


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

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PARK This 2 BR/2 BA gulf front unit
boasts superb views, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spacious decks, snappy
decor and much more! OFFERED
FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
$289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.


;A "Location, Location, Location
On Indian Pass Beach with
Fantastic Gulf Viewsl Located in sweeping views of the Gulf of
Indian Pass, this 2 BR/2BA home fea- Mexico. Quality construction, 3
tures spacious decks with great views BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace,
of the Gulf of Mexico. Priced to sell wet bar, and professionally decorated.
@ $560,000. OFFERED @ $1,100,000.


BAYVIEW ON SCENIC HWY C-
30. This 3 BR/ 2 BA home is fully fur-
nished featuring bay views and above 604.
ground pool. Offered @
183,500.


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"1ST TIER IN ST. JOE BEACH. .*.
This 5 BR/4 BA home is zoned con-
mercial and perfect for a Bed &
Breakfast. PRICED TO SELL @ W
$465,000. --







"CLOSE TO STATE PARK" IN
PENINSULA ESTATES. This newer 3
BR/2.5 BA home features deeded gulf gg*
and bay access, golf cart with private 0
garage, spacious decks, and much
more. ALL FOR $299,500 1


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4 THE DUNES CLUB
OF CAPE SAN BLAS
,4.j.-.. ; ..... Cape San Bias Gulf front
SThree condo units and two
rIFir-0 -N duplex first tier units left in
Boomfithis fabulous beach front
community. Three bedroom,
Stwo and one-half baths, eleva-
tor, pool, tennis court, boat
Sparking, appliances and storm
shutters included. Don't miss
out! MLS# 98076, 94161, 94853, 95177, 95178. Call Paulette Cleare
or Sammy Thompson, Reqltors 850-229-2777.


PRISTINE BAY >
Cape San Bias Bayfront
New three bedroom plu.
activity room, three bath new
home on the bay. Stainless
appliances, shared dock and
great Gulf view! MLS#95928.
Call Sammy; Thompson or
Paulette Cleare, Realtors'"
850-229-2777.


4 BARRIER DUNES #70
Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate, nicely furnished
two bedroom, two bath
townhome. Centrally located
to pool, tennis, ponds..
Boardwalk to the beach.
MLS#97623. Call Donna
Murray, Realtor 850-229-
2777.


FOXFIRE
Cape San Bias Bay Front
Quality -built 5300 square
foot home with many custom
features. Great home for
entertaining. Private board-
walk to 350' shallow water
dock on bay. MLS#8711. Call
Paulette Cleare' or Sammy
Thompson, Realtors 850-
229-2777.


LOTS:
Cape San Bias Gulfview. SEACLIFFS E + F Two lots to be sold
together would make nice 2nd and 3rd tier homesites. $420,000. MLS
#96845. Call Margaret or Jeff Fletcher, Realtors at 850-229-2777.
Cape San Bias First and Second Tier. OCEAN HAVEN Great land
investment on the Cape. Good views of the Gulf, nice building sites,
Lots 1, 4, 6, 8, 11. MLS#96711, 97072, 97073., 97076, 97080.
$235,000, $335,000 & $350,000. Call Paulette Cleare or Sammy
Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.
C-30A Indian Pass Gulf front and First Tier. INDIAN PALM -
FEMA flood insurance is available in this new Gulf front subdivision.
Three Gulf front lots are $650,000 each. Two first tier lots are
$350,000 each. One Second tier lot is $275,000. Wide beach in front
of pretty wooded lots: best of both worlds. MLS#98369, 98370,
98371, 98372, 98373. Call Margaret or Jeff Fletcher, Realtors at 850-
229-2777.
Cape San Bias First and Second Tier. 110, 125 & 150 BLUEWA-
TER DRIVE Great building lots with deeded access to the beach via
boardwalk. Near St. Joseph State Park. MLS#98124, 98125 and 98126.
$300,000 $380,000. Call Paulette Cleare or Sammy Thompson,
Realtors 850-229-2777.
St. Joe Beach Interior. 100 Hidden Ridge Road fi acre lot in up and
coming area near Sunset Village. Cleared and ready to build with under-
ground utilities and paved street access. MLS#97487. $175,000. Call
Sammy Thompson or Paulette Cleare, Realtors 850-229-2777.
Eight offices conveniently Olivier Monod, CEO
Certified Commercial
located to serve you: Investment Member
4693 Cape San Bias Road (C30E) 1200 Highway 98 6260 Highway 98
Cape San Bias, FL 32456 Mexico Beach, FL 32410 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
850-229-2777 866-654-0999- 850-648-2020.866-692-3224 850-647-3333 800-411-3717
119 Franklin Boulevard Visit Stephanie Davis 82 Sixth Street (& Hwy. 98)
St. George Island, FL 32328 at our new Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-927-3177 800-525-4793 Simmons Bayou office 850-653-3333 800-624-3964
Simmons Bayou office: ...
314 St. James Street (Hwy. 98) 2380 State Road 30A 169 Gramercy Plantation
Carrabelle, FL 32322 Simmons Bayou, FL 32456 Eastpoint, FL 32328
850-697-9000 800-613-5962 850-229-8001 850-670-8000 800-409-3204

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Richards Benefit Fish Fry

Set for Saturday, 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.
Tickets will be sold in advance or


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St. James Host

Treasures for $$

January 31st
Treasures for $$/$$ for
Treasures will be a fun-filled day at
St. James Episcopal Church in Port
St. Joe Saturday, January 31st.
Breakfast with "Jean & Fead"
will begin the day at 8:00 a.m. fea-
turing sausage biscuits that will be
for sale along with juice and coffee.
Also at 8:00 a.m. they will open
their doors for the blowout rum-
mage sale; they will have small
appliances, furniture, toys, books,
and odds and ends. There will be
treasures for everyone.
The doors for this sale will
close promptly at noon as they
move on to a wonderful bratwurst
lunch hosted by Father Joe. All
their northern winter guests are
welcome to join them...great food at
great prices.
All this culminates with silent
and live auctions. They will have
beautiful, hand-crafted cane
chairs, artwork, gift certificates and
numerous other desirable, treas-
ures to be auctioned. Go join them
for this day of fun on January 31st,
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St.
James Episcopal Church, 22nd
Street and Garrison Avenue.
For questions regarding
Treasures for $$/$$ for Treasures,
call Jan Minzner at 227-3747.


Foundation Scholars

Available at GCCC
Applications are now available.
for Gulf Coast Community College
Foundation Scholarships for the
2004-2005 academic year.
Foundation scholarships are
awarded to students demonstrating
academic excellence, extracurricu-
lar involvements, academic poten-
tial, leadership ability, and finan-
cial need. Priority consideration is
given by the Scholarship
Committee to residents of the
GCCC service district.
The deadline to apply for a Gulf
Coast Community College
Foundation Scholarship is March
1st. An application may be
obtained at the Gulf Coast
Community College' Foundation
Office and the Financial Aid Office,
5230 West Highway 98, Panama
City. For more information, call
872-3815.


Genealogy Seminar at

GCCC January 24th
There will be a genealogy semi-
nar at Gulf Coast Community
College, Student Union East, sec-
ond floor conference hall, Panama
City on Saturday, January 24th
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST.
Ann Osisek, noted genealogist
will be the guest speaker and topics
will include: backing up to the
boat-immigration and naturaliza-
tion, who were all those people and
where did they go-effective use of
the census, legends, lies and line-
ages-family fiction versus
genealogical facts, and I don't know
where to begin-effective use of the
LDS Library.
Registration will be at 8:30
a.m. CST and the cost is $30.00
per person or $35.00 per couple.
For more information call 872-
9882.


Donates "Tabs" to VFW


Janice Brownell, broker of
Crystal Sands Realty in Mexico
Beach, has been collecting the alu-
minum pull-tabs from cans for
quite awhile. With the help of her
.employees and friends, especially
Phil Greening of Mexico Beach, she
had amassed a lot of tabs. She con-
tacted the VFW through Wanda
Walker as they have an on-going
collection for these tabs. Shown in
the photo with some of the tabs
(there was another box full) are
Dick Walker, VFW member, Janice
Brownell, broker, Wanda Walker,
VFW auxiliary member, and Dick
Seefeldt, VFW member.
The "tabs" are sent to the
Ronald McDonald House in
Pensacola where they cash them in
for money, that is used to pay the
electric bill at the house. Over the
past 18 years, the Pensacola
Ronald McDonald House has pro-
vided a home-away-from-home for
over 10,000 family members.
Although priority is given to fami-
lies of infants and children, the

Salinard Joins

Prudential

Resort Realty
Libia Taylor, broker manager of
Prudential Resort Realty, Port St.
Joe office, is proud to announce
the affiliation of Gloria Salinard,
professional associate in real estate
sales.
Gloria, formerly with Coldwell
Banker Forgotten Coast Realty,
was the 2003 transaction leader
there and has garnered a silver and
platinum sales award from the
Realtors- Association of Franklin
and southern Gulf County.


Ronald McDonald House has also
served many families of adult
patients.
The Ronald McDonald House
Pop Tab Collection Program was
established in 1987 by the
Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald
McDonald House community. To
date, over 400 million pop tabs
have been collected, generating
over $300,000. It takes 1,267 tabs
to make one pound.
Any club or organization that
would like to collect these tabs can
contact the John C. Gainous .VFW
Post #10069 at 229-6826 and
arrangements will be made to pick
them up, or they can be dropped
off at the post home on Trout
Avenue in Highland View.

Junior Women Celebrate

Sixth Anniversary
The Junior Women of Victory
Temple First Born Holiness
Church will be celebrating their
sixth anniversary on Friday thru
Sunday, January 23rd, 24th, and
25th.
On Friday night at 7:30 p.m.,
evangelist Sharlet Gathers will be
the speaker.
On Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
missionary Ruth Newsome of
Panama City will be the guest
speaker.
On Sunday morning at 11:30
a.m. evangelist Veronica
Barrington of Body of Christ Jesus
Church will be the guest -speaker.
Pastor Gathers and the Victdot
Temple Church family extend a
warm invitation to the community.


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12 years before moving to Port St.
Joe in 2001.
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knowledge to her work with the
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HOMES FOR SALE


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


Port St. Joe 1610 Palm Blyd. 4 BR/2.5 BA
recently remodeled brick home situated on 2 lots in Port
St. Joe. Fenced back yard with large work shop and
room to store your boat. Ride by today and check out
this location. $220,000 MLS#98257 Call
Warren 899-7337.


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


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


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


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105 S. 41st Street, Mexico Beach Beachside
duplex unit, 3 BR/1.5 BA on one side, 2 BR/1.5BA on the
other, fully furnished. Brick with wood trim, separate back-
yard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space. Great
rental potential. MLS#97155 $469,500. Call
Brenda Miller 850-648-5683.


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


112A S. 37th Street, Mexico Beach
MLS#97468 Desirable end unit townhouse on the
pier road. Completely furnished, good rental history. 2
BR/2 BA. Walk out the front door, and be on the beach
in a few steps. Ready for the new owner. Call Brenda
Miller 850-648-5683 Ext. 14 today.
$235,000


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Port St. Joe- 1302 Woodward Avenue 3
BR/2 BA cozy home situated on corner lot. Recently
painted interior. Great starter home or rental invest-
ment. Quite neighborhood and very close to schools
and downtown Port St. Joe. MLS#98616
$139,900 Call Susie White for more infor-
mation.










Gulf Front Cape San Bias 103' fronting gor-
geous beach. 4, BR/3 BA Family Beach House with
3000 sq ft of casual living space. Loft, hardwood floors
throughout, stone fireplace, deck, sunporch, large open
kitchen and jacuzzi. Call for appt, winter tenants have
arrived! Kim Harrison 227-3745 or
kim@kimharrison.com


1306 Woodward Ave. 3BR/2 BA home on very
nice street in St. Joe. Owners have improved property
with large deck in back yard as well as new siding and
kitchen cabinets.$159,900. For more info Carol
Bell @850.227.4252


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


1916 Forest Park Ave. MLS#97976 House
sits on large corner lot 130'x135', 3 BR/2.5 BA plus
additional room that can be used for office or 4th BR.
Privacy fence around backyard and screened in pool
enclosure. Lots of unique features in this home makes it
nice. Call Carol for more information at 800-
451-2349 or 850-227-4252.


216 Gulf Aire Drive At the beaches in Gulfoire
Subdivision. Short walk to" dedicated, beach. See, the
Gulf from large screened porch' Well .maintained,3
BR/2 BA home. Downstairs laundry-utility with CH/A.
Covered patio in back. Landscaped yard.. Comfortable
and ready for year-round living or investment. Pool,
tennis courts and playground privileges., $295,000 -
MLS#97578 .- Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137
ext. 16 or 850-647-8939


Gulf View Townhome Seacliffs 2 BR/2.5 BA
fully furnished townhome that is doing very well on the
rental program. New screened in porch and new car-
pet in MBR. Gated community overlooking beautiful
pool. Short walk to State Park. MLS#98354
$269,900


Premier Quality
Pre-Construction homes
inm
Edge Water Subdivision
on
St. Joe Beach
with Gulf View.

$345,000

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


Beacon By The Sea

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

Lots starting at $109,900.


Call Warren Yeager

at 850-899-7337


Seacliffs of Cape San Bias with just a short
walk to St. Joesph's State Park. 4.BR/4.5 BA,
2016 sf ft town home. Beautiful view of beach and near
swimming pool. Upgrades throughout. Private elevator
and a screened top porch. $435,000.MLS#97894
Call Preston Russ


LOT LISTINGS


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PORT ST. JOE
* Garrison Plantati.ots available to build,
on. Many nice homeslaY0o built in subdivision.
Close to schools. MLS#97255 $79,500
* Southgate Subdivision Port St. Joe's
nicest residential subdivision. New Orleans style light-
ening, brick pavers, homeowners association. This lot
would be a great place to build your dream home.
$74,900 Call Susie White for more infor-
mation 850-227-9600
* Palm Breeze Enjoy quiet country living in the
Port St. Joe areas newest and nicest mobile home
acceptable subdivision. Lot sizes range from .44 acres
to .80 acres. Paved road and central water available
but septic tanks will be required.
* Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark
Beach. Lot #34 $685,000


* Southgate Subdivision Nice lots available to
build your home on. Close to college and schools.
Palm landscaping, brick pavers, new orleans style
lighting. $82,500 each MLS#97266

OTHER GULF COUNTY
ACREAGE
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in
Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have very light
restrictions. The subdivision is located near the
Chipola River and between Bryant and Douglas
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
$14,900.
* Howards Creek Louise Avenue. $31,000
MLS#92599
* Bay front acreage located in Bay County
off Hwy 22. MLS#95711 $1,750,000


*7679 Hwy 381 MLS #97478 Almost an
acre of land with two mobile homes situated on back
of property. Located only a very short distance to
Willis Landing or Douglas Landing. Call Carol Bell
for more info @ 800-451-2349 or 850-227-
4252.
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices start-
ing at $10,000. MLS#93026.,

OVERSTREET
* Hwy. 386 Wetappo Creek 3.45 acres, 121'
hwy. x 1,285> 98 ft. on the water with high bank,
approx. 8 miles to the beach! Call Patricia for
more info. MLS#97412 $180,000.
C-30
* Beautiful bay view lot in Treasure Bay
Subdivision. Federal Flood available.


MLS#97493 $174,900 Call Susie White
227-9600
* Hwy C-30, Gulf Pines Area This gulf view
lot can be used for commercial or residential use.
MLS#94532 '$239,900

CAPE SAN BLAS
* 50'x 300' Gulf Front lot on Cape San Bias.
This beach offers privacy with beautiful beach dunes
and attractive homes surrounding. $525,000 Call
Carol Bell @ 850.227.4252
* The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas,Gulf view
- Lot#13 240 Pebble Beach Avenue
MLS#96871 $250,000
* Park Point, Secluded Dunes Lots starting
at $179,900
* Interior. MLS#652.8 Secluded Dunes Drive,


$199,900.


$199,900.
* Bay front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage
on the beautiful St. Joe Bay. $498,500.
MLS#96791. Call Carol Bell for more infor-
mation 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252.

BEACHES
* 408 Nautilus Dr. Seashores S/D St. Joe
Beach UNDERiCONTRACe neighbor-
hood. $115,000 MLS#97697 Call Ellen 1-
800-260-1137 Ext 16 or 647-8939
* "Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of
Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront
subdivision buffered from the areas larger develop-
ments. But, enough restricted covenants to have its
own sense of flare. $975,000 each MLS#95776


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Kid's Connection at 1st Methodist Wewa


FFWC Wewahitchka Woman's Club News


The F.F.W.C. Wewahitchka
Woman's Club met January 14th at
the Charles Whitehead Library.
Maureen Mitchell, president,
conducted the business meeting.
Ferald Greer gave the devotion-
al entitled, "Hopes and Desires" and
used Isaiah for her scripture.
Myrtice Dean, Chairman of the
Department of Home-Life had as
Abe Springs Holds ,
Abe Springs Baptist Church,
Bread of Life Food Ministries will be
giving away groceries on Saturday,
January 24th from 8;00 a.m. until
10:00 a.m.
'nThis k0 tbe0 ->.

guest speaker, Flora Blackmon.
Mrs. Blackmon demonstrated how
to create floral and native greenery
and bow tying. The arrangements
were given as door prizes.
Hostesses for, the day were
Evelyn' Cox, Myrtice Dean, Charlotte
Brown, and Sue deAbrue who
served delicious refreshments to
members and guests.
Grocery Give Away
new year. An identification card with
correct name and address is need-
ed.
SThe church is located at 13913
SW CR 275 in Blountstown. For
more information rail 674-5880 or


First United Methodist Church
of Wewahitchka will be hosting Kids'
Connection beginning Monday, Feb.
2nd through Thursday, Feb. 5th
from 6:00-7:30 p.m. each evening.
Kids' Connection is an exciting
children's ministry dedicated to
connecting kids and their families to
God's love through a personal rela-
tionship with Jesus Christ. Kid's
Connection was created by Myron &
Julie Stump of Union City, OH, and
features outrageous costume char-
acters, fun skits, exciting audience
participation, props with radical
lights and sounds, and life stories
that reach into the hearts of young
and old!
Be prepared for a week of action
packed fun with flying donufs, mys-


terious gifts, magnificent machines, Kids' Connection is for kids Highway 71 S, Wewahithcka. For year and all who receive groceries 674-1463, or on Saturday, call674
exciting trouble busting, the Praisin' ages 4 to 104, targeting school age more information, call the church will have to sign up again for the 4376.
Raisin...and a chicken who just children. T
can't keep quiet. The church is located at 335 office at 639-2744. Zion Fair Hosts TOTS Banquet
Brightside Singers at Philadelphia Primaive ion Fair Missionary Baptist p.m. The TOTS' speaker will be
Sri tide S ngrlatP i u(lad eldphia Pr i dt vC, Church will host the "Annual TOTS' Garibrielle Anthony of The Body of
Banquet" for boys and girls ages five Christ Church. All boys and girls
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist minister of music for New Bethel of Ceremonies. Everyone is invited thru eight on January 24th at 5:00 are asked to dress in Sunday best.
Church will have a gospel singing on25th, at 5:00 p.m.A.M.E. Church will serve as Master to go out and have a glorious time. i T Gift
Sunday, January 25th, at 5:00 p.m. -0pe Failn d Rir Team to G0 ft
The featured group will be the Beach Baptist Wednesday Dinners
Brightside Spiritual Singers of Beach Baptist Chapel will be the fellowship hall. A $5.00 dona- Students -Wth Free Music Lessons


Tallahnassee. Thins group has several
recordings and will be singing selec-
tions from their latest CD as well as
other favorites.,
Local choirs and quartets will
be appearing as well. Herbert Beard,


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EPISCOPAL CHURCH

334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
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"First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776


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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
I- ednesdat' r ,, cpr -inJ B ..l' i.I, .n '.. r-
Please note. all times central l


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You


St. Joseph
-2lh and I .l-.'numerint 've.
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
]Maass Schedule:
Saturday 4 p.m. EST
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST


Office
S50-2 27-417


St. Lawrence
Hwy '-I N,..rt-',


SMass Schedule
Sunday 11 a.m. CST


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
-ST. JAMES'

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

First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, "Pastor
-A. Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students
f Sunday School . . . . 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
40 Disciple Training ............... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
\ "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j

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

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


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


serving ham, potatoes, string .tion per plate is
beans, dessert and tea on The church
Wednesday, January 28th, from Columbus Aven
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call the church
Take out is available or eat in to place orders.


requested.
is located at
ue, St. Joe Be,
office at 647-5


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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
,s Sixteenth'Street
Sunday Worship ... .10 a.m.
Fellowship Time . 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. > r
*Sunday School .
*Young Children'

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


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


Church of Christ

at the Beaches

'314 Firehouse Road;* OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
'Sunday Bible Stud/ ......... 10 0 am EST
Sunday Worship .. 11 00 am EST,
Wednesday Bible Study 7-00 pm EST
] "WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


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


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


Hwy. 98 ''
Apalachicola ...... Panama City

7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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


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


382 Ling Street Highland View
Fort St. Joe, Florida 52456
(850)227-106 Sunlday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO F ILLSI NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING0 GoDDo CHURCH HIS WAY!' Dlscipleship Traiinng 6:oo p.m.
WLEneIsday Frayer 7:o00 pm.,


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Methodist Youth Fellow
Evening Worship
Wednesday Choir Practi
K All Times ar


Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
ship 6 00 pm Director of Youth Ministries
Heather Smith
6:00 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
ce 7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
re EST Director of Music


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY ,
P. 0. Box 758., Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


The Hope Family. Worship
1 Center, in conjunction with Connie
. Risinger, is sponsoring free piarno'
6 lessons to a very limited number of
needy students. Mrs. Risinger has
agreed to teach piano at her home in
Mexico Beach. Hope Family Worship.
Center will. pay for the lessons and
necessary supplies through May of


this year.
This program is designed to
assist students who cannot normal-
ly afford these lessons. Also, the
.program will be administered on a
first come, first serve basis. These
lessons are also intended for begin-
ners. Anyone who is interested, call
Mrs. Risinger at 648-4041.


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Saturday Night Seminars
a cooperative effort of Truth for Today Ministries & LABC
To begin this Saturday: Terrorism, Holy War, & Thq Holy Bible
2-nights (Jan 24 & Feb 7 [no seminar 1/31])--At LABC Family Life Center
Next topic 2/14: Homosexuality: What does the Bible Say & How Do We Respond?
Teacher/Leader: Bruce R. Duty, Pastor, LABC & Pres. TFT

P powerPoint, By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor;,
: "How ican'I serve you today?" Great que. -on' I6t Cb)mes fronma
person of "service" someone whose role is to serve. When asked
with enthusiasm & .energy it sure makes you feel important. Of
course, I've been to a place (on a road trip) where the person behind
the counter said with almost disdain, "What do you want?" as if I was
interrupting his day of doing nothing. How un-service like.
Our get-it-quick, microwave society is often focused on "What's in
it for me?" We. have a difficult time being in service to the Lord.
Oswald, Chambers said, "How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ
to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying Him!" Great point!
Of course when you _submit to Him in service He ultimately & eter-
nally does satisfy your soul.
Sir, Ma'am serve the Lord with gladness! A saint is a servant to the'
Shepherd. The King has subjects-that would be us. Surrender to His
Lordship. Today,, seek to satisfy the Savior, not self. Slow down &
pray, "Lord, how may I serve- You today?"

Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 LongAvehue Port St.Joe, FL 32456 229-8691
A community of Worship. Work, and Witness to the glory of God
'or'ship on Sunda) I 1.00an and 6:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


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

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


First United Methodist Church
"of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

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Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: .' .' For more
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Small Groups 6:00 ., 22f-1180
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Jane Lapeyrouse Cabana
Jane Fields Lapeyrouse
Cabana. 84, passed away quietly in
her sleep January 15th at the
Church of God Home, Carlisle, PA.
She was born in Early County,
GA to the late Edward B. & Lura
Rish Fields and enjoyed her child-
hood in Columbia, AL. She was
preceded in death by two hus-
bands,' the late Edwin P.
Lapeyrouse of Port St. Joe and the
late Joseph A. Cabana of Bedford,
MA.
She lived in Port St. Joe from
1945 to 1964. She was active in the
Garden Club and was a Brownie &
Girl Scout leader for a number of
years during the 1950's.
She enjoyed the years she had
The Bungalow Shop at her home on
Palm Blvd. She was of protestant
faith.
The Cabanas retired in 1986,
in Monticello, after living in many
places while Joe worked for a con-
struction company. Jane lived in
Tallahassee for three years before
moving to PA in June 2003.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Ray Lapeyrouse of
Tallahassee and, Jo Ann Zea of
Newville, PA. Jane is also survived
by four grandchildren, Selena
Sickler of Tallahassee, Perry E.
Kemp of Boyton Beach, Clifford K.
Zea of Carlisle, PA, and Sheila M.
Zea of Spring, TX. There are three
great grandchildren, Justin &
Michael Sickler of Tallahassee and
Meaghan Kemp of Boyton Beach.
Other survivors are one sister-in-
law, Sarah Fields of Columbia, AL;
and nieces and nephews. She was
the last sibling of six brothers and
four sisters.
A graveside service will be held
at Holly Hill Cemetery on Saturday,
January 24th at 3:30 p.m. ET with
Dr. Harry Martinez from
Tallahassee. officiating. The family
will receive friends before the serv-
ice at Comforter Funeral Home
from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Clark Stephen Carithers
Clark Stephen Carithers, 39,
passed this life on January 7th, at
his home in Wetappo Creek. Born
May 1, 1964 in Logansport, IN. he
was the son of Herb and Norma
Watkits. Clark h1,td been a president
'of the Mexico Bea ch area for the
last 12 years moving here from New
Orleans, LA.
Clark is survived by his loving
mother, Norma Watkins; a sister,
Kim Townsend, both of Wetappo
Creek; his daughter, Nicole Helen
Carithers; and son, Addison Clark
Carithers, both of New Orleans, LA.


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We knew you
could do it.
We Love You
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Clark was predeceased by his
father, Herb Watkins.


Clark made many friends
working along the Forgotten Coast
in the building and plumbing
industries and loved to play bas-
ketball. Clark, you will never be for-
gotten, we all love you and will miss
you and the humor you brought to
our lives. God's speed to you little
brother, shoot a heavenly hoop for
me.
A memorial service will be held
on Saturday January 24th, at 1:00
p.m. CST at the First United
Methodist Church ofMexico Beach,.
located at 111-A North 22nd
Street, Mexico Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the First United
Methodist Church in Mexico
Beach.

Geraldeane Simmons Demouey
Geraldeane Simmons Demouey
departed this life on Saturday,
January 17th, at her home in
Beacon Hill, surrounded by loved
ones. She was preceded in death by
her beloved husband, Robert, sis-
ters, Thelma Prince and Grace
Corbett, and brother, Frank
Kendrix, Sr.
She is survived by her loving
daughter and devoted son-in-law,
Gail and Richard .Day of Beacon
Hill; Robert E. Demouey, Jr. and
wife Dederia of Moss Point, MS;
Kathy and Roney Sartalamacchia
of New Orleans, LA; two sisters,
Vivian Mizell of Ocilla, GA and Nita
Oates of Coconut Creek; two "spe-
cial daughters", Ronnie McDonald
of Tallahassee and Patricia White of
Pensacola; and special friend Julie
Barth of St. Joe Beach.
I Ser-ice' were held at Our Lady
6'f Guadalupe Catholic Church in
Mexico Beach on Monday, January
19th.

Francis (Frank) LaGrange

Francis (Frank) H. LaGrange,
died Friday, January 16th, after a
courageous battle with cancer.





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He was born in Jacksonville.
He was the pastor of First Christian
Church in Lake Worth, for two
years and a current member of
Northwood Baptist Church, West
Palm Beach. Mr. LaGrange was a
50 year veteran of the Boy Scouts
of America. He was a man of faith,
and even throughout his illness he
kept that faith, and was an inspira-
tion and an example to those who
knew him.
His survivors include his loving
wife Kathy; two sons, Dan
LaGrange and his wife, Christie,
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wife, Kaitlyn; two daughters,
Christy Cannaday and .her hus-
band, Dion, and Letecia Cook and
her husband, William; a brother,
Clark LaGrange and his wife,
Bobbie; three grandchildren; three
step-grandchildren; a niece; and a
nephew.
Graveside services will be held
10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, January
23rd, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port
St. Joe with the Rev. Bruce Duty
officiating. Interment will follow.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in
Frank's memory can be made to
Northwood Baptist Church West
Palm Beach, Hospice of Palm
Beach County, or Boy Scouts of
America.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Dwight I. Marshall
Dwight I. Marshall, 77, of Port
'St. Joe, died Sunday, January
18th, at Bay Medical Center in
Panama City.
Mr. Marshall was a native of
Apalachicola moving to Port St. Joe
three years ago. Once a member of
the Episcopal church where he
served on the Vestry, a former
Franklin County Commissioner
and former City Commissioner for
Apalachicola, a thirty year board
member of Citizens Federal Bank
(The Bank) of Port St. Joe, manag-
er of Doxee Seafood, founder of
Anchor Realty, a member of the
American Legion, and a U.S. WWII
army veteran.
He is survived by his wife,
Barbara Marshall, of Port St.. Joe;
daughters, Sandra Marshall of
Sand Destin, and Mary Helen
Marshall of Apalachicola; two sis-
ters, Kathryn Tucker of
Blountstown and Vivian Sherlock
of Talahassee; and two grandchlil-
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.1 Funeral services were held
Wednesday, January 21st, at
Trinity Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola with burial in


Magnolia Cemetery. All arrange-
ments were under the direction of
Kelley Funeral Home, Apalachicola.

Ethel (Matlock) Riddle
Ethel (Matlock) Riddle was
born on May 3, 1939, and was
called home on January 7th, after
battling an extended illness of lung
disease. Ethel was a long-time res-
ident of Gulf County before she
moved to Stroud, OK.
Ethel was preceded in death by
a daughter, Patricia Lynn Matlock.
Ethel is survived by her hus-
band, Ray Riddle of Stroud, OK;
son Allen Matlock of Stroud, OK;
daughter Edwina Matlock of Port
St. Joe; granddaughter Carla
Johnson of Port St. Joe; four sister,
Tracie Hart of Port St. Joe, Debra
Dykes of Utah, Ruth Baker of
Central, and Gladys Sanders of
Panama City; three brothers Tim
Williams of Port St. Joe, Tom
Williams of Wewahitchka, and
Eugene Skipper of Caryville;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and mother Vada Lee Williams.,
A memorial service was held at
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church presided by Brother Dave
Fernandez on January 12th.
See Obituaries on Page 8


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The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
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Costin Family Expresses Thanks


Mere words can never express
the thanks we feel for all this won-
derful community has done.
During Jimmy's lengthy illness,
there was always food cooked espe-
cially for him, cards, flowers, and
visits from people who cared. But
most of all, the prayers were always


there-and they helped us all
through a very difficult time. If you
sent a custard or pudding, a card,
made a visit, or said a prayer-
thank you-from the bottom of our
hearts!!
The family of Jimmy Costin


Amison Family Extends Thanks


We would like to thank every-
one for the prayers and donations
and to everyone at Emerald Coast
Credit Union for their love and sup-
port. Our lives have been deeply
touched by family and friends and
we will never forget it.


Grenley is doing wonderful due
to all the prayers. We owe all our
strength to the Lord and all of you.
Thank you so much,
Jason, Michelle, Bailey, and
Grenley Amison


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Roy Whitfield
Roy Whitfield, 60, of Howard
Creek, passed away Sunday,
January 18th, at his sister's home.
Mr. Whitfield was born in Port
St. Joe and had been a life-long
resident of the area. He was a
heavy equipment operator
employed. by M.K. Ranch. Mr.
Whitfield was Assembly of God by
faith. He was a veteran of the
Vietnam War having served in the
United States Army.
Mr. Whitfield was predeceased
by his father, Doc Whitfield; his
mother, Nellie Whitfield; and his
brother, ?awson Whitfield. He is
survived by his daughter, Sherrie
Whitfield; brother, David Whitfield
and wife Linda of Howard Creek;
four sisters, Pinkie Bell and hus-
band Frank of Wewahitchka;
Shirley Wilhite and husband
Lowrey of Howard Creek; Annie
Johnson and husband Henry of
Howard Creek; and Anna Moore
and husband Billy Ray of Ho.ward
Creek; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr.
Whitfield were conducted on
Wednesday, January 21st, at Glad
Tidings Assembly of God with
Brother Dave Fernandez, Jimmy
Gainnie and Dallas Presley officiat-
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648-6912


tary honors at Roberts Cemetery.

Robert A. Willis, Jr.
Robert Allen Willis, Jr., 86, died
Saturday, January 3rd, in Webster,
NC. He was born October 13, 1917,
in Greenwood. Graveside services
were held on Sunday, January 4th,
at Fairview Memorial Gardens in
Sylva, NC.
Formerly of Jackson County,
Mr. Willis had lived in Port St. Joe
and Webster, NC since retirement.
He was a graduate of Greenwood
-High School and. The Citadel,
Military College of South Carolina.
After serving in the U.S. Army dur-
ing World War II, he returned to the
Marianna area where he owned a
dairy and raised angus cattle.
Son of the late Rol3ert Allen and
Ida Willis, he was a member of the
Sylva First United Methodist
church. Surviving are his wife, Ray
Britt Willis of Webster, NC; a son,
Robert A. (Bob) Willis of Port St.
Joe; a daughter, Anne Hudson of
Peachtree City, GA; a sister, Bethea
Patterson of Port St. Joe; four
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Memorials may be mad, to the
building fund at First United
Methodist Church, Port St. Joe, or
to one's favorite charity. -


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Mitzy Needs A Home


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Mitzy, a friendly and small female
mix (pictured); Rebel, a rust col-
ored male mix, four months old,
Shelley, a female boxer bulldog
mis, Dudley, a dark brown male
long hair; Marcel, a golden
retriever mix.
Princess, white with orange
spots, 18 months old; Marcus, a
tabby male kitty, 6 months old;


Homer, a black/white kitty about
nine to eleven weeks; Cee Cee, a 6
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.sjbhumanesociety.org.


30 Hour Family Child

Care Course Offered


Last year, the Department of
Children and Families released a
new Family Childcare Training
Module. Providers who completed
their 30 hours of training prior to
January 2002, are not required to
take this new course. However, the
new module has additional infor-
mation on establishing the family
child care home as a business for
tax purposes, hygiene and sanita-
tion, and observing children which
includes an effective developmen-
t al ,1 5cklist.- .Q


Classes will be held in the
Early Education and Care down-
stairs training room at'450 Jenks
Avenue, Panama City. Pre-regis-
tration is necessary. The cost is,
$75.00 and will be held Saturdays
February 21st, 28th, from 8:90
a.m. to 2:00 p.m., March 6th, and
13th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All times are CST;
For more information contact
Amy Stephenson at (850) 872-
7550 ext. 2297.


SHERIFF'S SALE


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
1995 22Ft Catamaran


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PUBLIC NOTICE i

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 Bodrd 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 Thbklub-
lic hearings xitll 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-OOOR & #6306-OOOR 3.90 acres in Section
23, Township 9 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 11 unit development subject to all development 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 Bias 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
SSouth, 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.


Publish January 15, and 22, 2004


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There are several benefits
associated with children having
pets. In addition to providing com-
panionship, owning a pet helps
teach a child responsibility and
how to care for others. Picking the
right pet for your child is impor-
tant. Children under ten may not
be mature enough to the primary
caregiver for a large pet like a cat
or dog. A hamster or a gerbil may


be a better choice for a young
child.
Cats tend to be good for inde-
pendent kids who want a pet, but
don't want the increased responsi-
bility of owning a dog. Dogs are
good pets, but do require a lot of
attention. You and your child need
to realize the amount of time need-
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child 'neet before a pet is brought
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what animal your child is most
comfortable with and may also let
you know if there is a potential
allergy problem. In reality,
whichever pet you choose, the par-
ent should understand that they
will likely be the one caring for the
pet much of the time. Approached
properly, however, owning a pet
can be a tremendously rewarding
and educational experience for a
child.
Children who grow up with
pets may have an edge on children
with no pets. The relationship,
between children and their pets is
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By Jessica Bland
Howdy and welcome back to
another edition of Shark Talk. The
seniors have four months left until
we leave, and time is flying.
However, I have some news for the
seniors. Attention seniors, if you
have not already returned your
portrait portfolios, please (do so
ASAP. I don't think that you want
to pay $106.00 for that little thing.
Also, college bound seniors and
underclassmen, if you want to
take the SAT again, or for the first
time, your chance will be January
24th.
Students just came back and
then Monday was a holiday for
students; hope everyone stayed
safe and enjoyed the time off.
However, some us us might not
have enjoyed the holiday because
report cards came out Friday.
This is for seniors and their
parents, there will be a financial
aid workshop January 27th at
6:00 p.m. at the high school;
please attend this meeting. All
students in Ms. Barbee's Eng. IV
classes will be given extra credit
for attending.


For all of those band kids and
parents, a little F.Y.I., there is
band practice after school
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
from 3:00 to 5:00. The band trip is
scheduled for sometime in
February, we will let you know-
when the date is set.
Some other interesting news,
the NJROTC went to the Naval
Coastal Systems Station in
Panama City on Friday, January
16th. I hope they had a good time
and learned something cool.
For sports news, there was a
girls soccer game January 21st
home at 6:00 p.m. Also the Lady
Sharks basketball team had a
game January. 20th in the dome.
The guys are playing
Blountstown, January 23rd in the
dome. Go out and support our
Sharks. The baseball games do
not start until February. Baseball
tryouts were last Thursday; good
luck to everyone. Well, that is all of
the important school stuff this
week. Everyone have a great week-
end and go Sharks!


Many of our students took a
short but very interesting and
educational field trip to the
Constitution Park on Friday,
January 16th, for' Pioneer Day.
There they experienced sights of
the past-life before computer and
television-and tastes such as
freshly made butter and butter-
milk, cracklin bread, and old-
fashioned desserts. It was a look
into the life style of the families of
= oufTdfrfathers.
To all of you have contributed
to Classroom Angels this year, we
want to extend a heartfelt thank
you. It is difficult to express to you
what this help means to the teach-
ers, especially those of us who
remember working with the bare
minimum. You have surely been
God's blessing to us, and we think
that makes your name of
Classroom Angels most appropri-
ate.
We also want to express our
deep appreciation for those of you
who have responded to the build-
ing fund drive. It is our hope to
begin construction soon on a mul-
tipurpose gymnasium between the


two educational wings. The com-
pletion of this project will enhance
our school program as well as
open up more space for additional
classrooms. The building fund is
an ongoing need until the full
amount is reached, so if any of our
readers would like to be a part of
this exciting project, please con-
tact the office ofFaith Chnstian
School, 229-6707'
Parents, please return the
semester report cards, and if you
would like to have a meeting with
the teacherss, it may be arranged
through the office. Let's remember
that every child needs encourage-
ment to do his best, especially
when calendars fill up, and most
especially, when grades have gone
down. Please encourage your chil-
dren. Lift them up. Students will
do better if they know that moms
and' dads believe in them.
Remember the story of "The Little
Engine that Could"? January is a
great time to make a fresh start
and move ahead.


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Printing and Business Supply Needs)


SCongratulations '


Stephanie Davis on opening
Anchor's newest office at


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is located at 2380 Hwy C-30 in the Indian Pass Marine Service,
Inc. building, across from Pic's Convenience store. Allen and
Stephanie Davis purchased Indian Pass Marine Service, Inc. on
Dec. 23, 2003. In addition to cAnclor's real estate services, you
can also find fine products from Yamaha, Johnson and Evinrude
motors; Hewes, Pathfinder, and Express boats along with outboard
repair and storage. stephanied@fforida-beach.com


850-229-8001


FAX: 850-229-8003


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AUCTION!
GREAT AUCTIONS
WEEKLY
Evqry Friday Nite at
7 pm Eastern
Absolute Auction
Network, Inc.
DBA Wade Clark Auctions
In Historic Port Theatre
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ
229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737
10% Buyer's Premium

Auction, St. James,
Episcopal Church, 22nd &
Garrison. Port St. Joe, Sat
1/31, 2-4; Bratwurst lunch
at noon. 2tcl/22






1999 Dodge Intrepid, one
owner, 4 door, AT, AC, V6,
mint condition. $4950. 960-
4464. ltcl/22
1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme,
one owner, 4 door, AT, AC,
V6, low miles, mint. $ 3750.
960-4464. ltcl/22
1998 Dodge 4x4 Pickup,
Quad Cab, Laramie SLT,
Magnum V8, 56,800 miles,
excellent condition, $13,000
obo. 229-8819. 2tpl/22
1999 Olds Intrigue GLS, AT,
AC, 4 door, sunroof, leather.
$5950. 960-4464. Itcl/22
2000 Pontiac Grand Am, 4
door, AT, AC, low miles,. one
owner, $5950. 960-4464.
ltcl/22

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara,
white, tan soft top, hard
doors, 30 inch wheels, 5
speed man. trans., tow pkg,
.cruise, air, 30,000 mi. Exc.
cond. draw tight tow bar and
wired for towing behind your
RV. $16,900. 850-229-1352.
4tcl/22

.1997 -Dodge Grand, Caravan
!SE, 5door, AT, AC, V6, excel-
lent condition. $4450. 960-
4464. ltcl/22
1999 Chevrolet full size
Premiere conversion van.
Loaded! One owner. $7950.
960-4464. ltcl/22
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
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup,
extended cab, 4X4, AT, AC,
V6, mint condition, one,
owner. $7950. 960-4464.;
ltcl/22

1972 VW Super Beetle
Convertible, Karmen Edition.
Excellent condition, must
see. $4950. 960-4464.
ltcl/22


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1989 Cadillac Fleetwood.
Runs excellent. $1,500 call
Irene at 229-8622. ltpl/22
1987 Toyota Celica, 2 door,
AT, AC, low miles, excellent
condition, clean, dependable.
$2950. 960-4464. ltcl/22
1997 Ford F150 XLT, extend-
ed cab, loaded, third door,
low miles, one owner, must
see. New conditions $8450.
960-4464. ltcl/22
1996 Ford F250, ext. cab,
4WD, excellent shape.
$9,500 call Phil 227-2112.
tfcl2/18

1996 VW Passat. Turbo
diesel, intercooled, 5 speed,
AC, loaded, one owner, new
condition. $3950. 960-4464.
ltcl/22

1994 Plymouth Grand
Voyager. AT, AC, excellent
condition, extra clean and
dependable. $2950. 960-
4464. ltcl/22
2001 Toyota Echo. 4 door, 5
speed, AQ, CD, one owner,
50,000 miles. Mint condition,
must see! $6450. 960-4464.
ltcl/22

SHERIFF'S SALE
The Gulf County Sheriff has
announced that he will
receive sealed bids for seized
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.
SBids 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 vehicles/vessels
are as follows:
1997 Toyota P/UP Truck
1993 Ford F-150 4x4
1991 Ford Bronco
1992 Ford Crown Victoria
1995 Ch'evy'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
1995 22Ft Catamaran
2tcl/15


1998 VW Jetta, Wolfsburg, 4
door, 5 speed, AC, sunroof,
loaded. 60,000 one-owner
miles, new condition. $6500.
960-4464. ltcl/22






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., ifc6/12






2BR/ 1.5BA mobile home,
fenced yard, water, sewer
trash, and cable tv incl.
$550/mo., $350 sec. dep. No
Pets. 648-5529.
For rent RV spaces in Oak
Grove, full hookups, 229-
8959. Leave message.,
4tpl/22

South Main' Street Apts.
located on Hwy 71 and cor-
ner of Orange St. in Wewa
has one unit available. Two
story, 'energy efficient,
2BR/1.5BA. Call 639-5102
for more info, or, stop by
Fisher's Building Supply 848
Hwy 22 for an application.
tfcl/22

St. Joe Beach house for rent.
Call 648-5306. ltpl/22

Completely. furn. penthouse
apt. 1BR/lBAw/jacuzzl with
utilities inc. $1150/mo.
References and sec. dep.
Rooms avail, on nightly,
weekly, or monthly basis.
Prime commercial building
for lease 3,000 plus sq. ft.
Call 850-229-4327. 2tpl,/22
3BR. 2BA iuntirn 'brick
home in St Joe Beach. Large
fenced yard w/swimming
pool. Call Crystal Sands
Realty 648-4400. 2tcl/22
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
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 fishing.
and walking distance to the
beach. Two bedrooms, two &
half baths, fully furnished all
appliances & :accessories,
cable TV ready. $109:5 mthly,
available for rent January
15th. Call 850-229-7799 or
email gulftobay@gtcom.net. '
4tcl/15


For rent furnished mobile
home 14 x 70 Simmons B
bayou CH&A 229-6495.3tpi/15s
For Rent, Commercial Bldg
in Oak Grove, 840 sq ft, Also
includes storage building,
Recently Remodeled, $650
per month, Please call 850-
527-5708 3tcl/8
Warehouse w/2 A/C offices
and bathroom has large roll
up door and standard access
door, full concrete floor, price
includes all utilities $700.
600 sq ft. warehouse $250.
850-762-8030 or 850-709-
7304. 4tpl/8
House for Rent, Two.
Bedroom, One Bath, 2411
Oak Grove, Great for Small
Family, $650 per month plus
'utilities, Please call 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

Wewa mobile home,
2BR/1.5BA. Chipola river
front. new carpet, new cen-
tral heat and air, very nice.
Call 647-3159. 3tpl/8

2BR/1BA duplex 705
Woodward Ave. $425 a
month $425 sec. dep. 850-
527-8996 tfcl2/04

Warehouse rental space-
available. Great for storage or
business. 1000 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcl.1/6

Small Office Spaces for rqnt.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6 5
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/1BA. 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


UNF RNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport &,laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* 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.' I I In
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc6/5


Kitchen table w/6 chairs.
Green with wood top. $50.
647-6328. ltpl/22

2 matching hide-a-bed love
seats in very good condition.
$135 ea. To see call 227-
3663 after 5:30. 2tpl/22

1 love seat in very good con-
dition. $90 call 227-3663
after 5:30. 2tpl/22
Like nfew entertainment cen-
ter.. $200.A647-3774. itpl/22
2 white baby cribs, 2 crib
mattresses, 2 metal youth
beds, 1 infant carrier. Call
Mary at 229-6432. 2tpl/15

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






Rummage Sale, St. James
Episcopal Church, 22nd. &
Garrison, Port St. Joe, Sat,
1/31, -12; Bratwurst lunch
at noon. .2tcl/22
Estate Sale
Proceeds to go to the Annie
Armstrong Easter Fund. Sat.
8 CST 1112 N 15th'St.
Mexico Beach. itcl/22


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-
i.ilaton. plea.e ril! L-nn M-F
at 647-2623 ,-.r ;Lop by to
o:.mplete an application. Pay
based on experience, tfc 1/15
Needed someone to help,
wax motorhome. Send phone
number to P.O. Box 1222,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
2tpl/22

The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
three (3) positions in the
Sanitation Department.
Applicants either must pos-
sess a Class B CDL or obtain
one within the first 3 months
of emploh:I nent Applications
ma:, 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. 3tc1/15
\ '*.


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
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. 229-1520.2tei/a5


Gulf Pines Hospital is now
hiring for the following:
Medical Records Supervisor,
Medical Records Clerk,
Billing Clerk, Housekeeper,
Accounts Payable Clerk,
Admissions Clerk, Physical
Therapy Aide, RN, LPN, CNA
Receptionist, Cook.
Salary commensurate with
level of experience.
Comprehensive benefit pack-
age. Apply at,:
Gulf Pines Hospital
102 Twentieth St
Port St. Joe, FL

Drywall company, looking
for help. Experience a plus
but not a must. Call 527-
6751(cell). 2tpl/22
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
tfccl/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.tfc 1/15


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, convention trips
and more. No experience
ne'aessaty.' 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
4tc1/8

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. 8Itpl/s


_________TRADES SERViU~ I CE'


PINE RIDGE APTS.,


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

SVoice/TTY Access
711-850-227-7451 m








PLUS SMALL ENGINE
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!


1. C. Enterprises "202 Reid Avenue
ePortSt.Joe,
Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


RadioShack*
Authorized Sales Center

BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach -


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

2296326


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


GULF SHORE
STORAGE
201 Desota
St. Joe Beach
also boat & camper storage

899-3665
'8tc1/8


LAWNCARE

PLUS

850-899-7753

p -: ..-1.p : '-i, hi ~

OI. C- a :A



Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial (Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.cpm


FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

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


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


MINI STORAGE
Ofe: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


"WE WANT TO PAINT
YOUR BOTTOM!"
This Area's Only "Big Boat"
Full Service Boat Yard & Marina
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


* ..dIer.iol .*Custom Wood COSTIN'S
*Commercial industriall COSTINS
A 8 H Fence Bookkeeping Service
en and oncreteor Tax Returns A Specialty
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates 202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047 (850) 229-8581


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623

COMMERCIAL CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULF 9PE CO.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-647-4255



Make your


"Dream House"


a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, MB.A


850-647-8028


PAL~j


0~~
S


MRE S,,E Ol PIA
M -C ATI


Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 u 850-227-6131


P-0O it- ---


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



Limo Livery

Ricky Shaw g'
850-229-1040
850-227-5909
Mexico Beach
Pub crawls to Panama City and Bkyond
Gambling Junkies to Biloxi and Btyond
Weddings, Proms, Dates and Funerals
tfc1/22


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.

Are you an energetic and dependable work-
er? If so, you. qualify for an opportunity to
launch your career with a growing company!
You must be willing to travel and have valid
ID and SS card. Come by, introduce yourself
and fill out an application. (EOE)
We offer great benefits to qualify ing employ -
ees such as 401k, group medical and dental
insurance, employee stock purchase, vaca-
tion, life and LTD Insurance, uniforms and.per
diem.

W ee c ee ct oasteMttf aad
aadw trtty dzcce 1946"


We are now hiring

-Class A CDL Drivers

-Equipment Operators

-Construction Crew Laborers

www.trawickconstruction.com

Port St. Joe,FL / 850.229.2708
1tf1/22












THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2004 PAGE 11B



PUNGIFOROT SEVEAIIYSULCNTC


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

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 toll free 1-877-
214-3624. 3tpl/15

Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.af9/4

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

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 doc 12 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 tfc10/2

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

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


SHorse Boaxdihg' "
Stall or Pasture
Jobie Barfield
850-639-3600
6tcl/22

Sofa with built in recliners
$250. 1960's Hammond
organ $200. Large propane
tank $50. 827-2510.
ltpl/22


Sony Digital 8 video handy-
cam. DCR-TRV140. Digital8
s/2.5" LCD. Video light &
USB streaming w/remote,
PC connect, cabling, extra
heavy duty battery, never
used, full xtnd warranty.
$399. 227-1763. itpl/22

Mullet cast net. Collectibles
hardware and $2 bags of
clothes, when available old
pictures. Come by and see us
and meet "Fred." Hwy 98 in
Eastpoint. Look for flag.
Itpl/22

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






Ready to move inl Set up in
park in Mexico Beach. 2001
16x80 deluxe mobile home
with big deck and above the
ground pool $35,000 or may
be possible to assume. Call
Vance 850-463-4266.
ltcl/22

New landhome package with
3BR/2BA manufactured
home on city building lot
with city water and sewer.
$500 down and payments of
$585 per mo. Call Vance
850763-4266. ltcl/22

Used Home Sale 1998
model 16x80 3BR/2BA,
excellent cond. $23,995.
1998 model 28x76
4BR/2BA, good cond.
$38,900.
1998 model 28x76
4BR/2BA, exc. cond.
$44,995.
1969 model 12x60
2BR/1BA, fair cond. $2500
and you move it.
All used homes except 69 12
wide are priced with set up
and air conditioner. Call
Vance at Quality Home
Center at 850-763-4266.
ltcl/22


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



1 CAULUSTODA

TO PLACE
YOURAD

227,1278


Free to good home. One year
old male tri-colored bassett
hound. Good with children.
He needs loving family that
has time to spend with him.
He prefers lots of room to run
in fenced in yard. Please call
227-9118 (evening) or 229-
1700 (ask for Andrea) in day-
time. ltpl/22








Lot for sale in Port St. Joe's
newest and nicest mobile
home accepted division. Lot
size 103x340. Asking price
$41,900. After 5:30pm 227-
9118. ltpl/22

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

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 on St Joe Beach with
gulf view. Shown by appoint-
ment only. For more info call
850-647-5092. 4tpl/8

5 Acre Farms, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Great bargain 85Q-
229-6487 dr 850-2296fi507.
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


Howard Creek 3 lots $42,000
for all. Will sell separately.
Howard Creek 14 Lots
$84,000 for all. Platted but not
recorded.
Laird Bayoul 500 ft. on
water, 3+ acres, house, dock, lift,
well, $549,900.
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate, Inc.,
Don Yarbrough 648-4618.

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/ll

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





1991 Alum A Lite, 5th wheel
trailer. 35' DBL slide, air, etc
- $7,000 or BO. 865-368-
3488. Can be seen at St. Joe
Park # 22. 2tpl/22

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







Time Out Services
(no job too small)
is now including ironing ser-
vices. Pick-up/delivery. or in
your home
227-7723

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


Affordable*

Community Home
Improvement, Sheetrock,.
old ceilings,,stipple, blown
repairs, 896-6197; David-
S 8tpl/22






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 89"56'03" West
along the North line of said
Section 19 for 990.0 ft.; thence
run South 00"57'05" West for
1860.0 ft. to the POB: thence
continue South 0057'05" West
for 165.0 ft.; thence run North
89Q54'09" West for 132.0 ft.;
thence run North 00'57'05"
East for 165.0 ft.; thence run
South 89Q54'09" East for 132.0
ft. to the POB; containing 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
or against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, -title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage 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 THB
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.
rl, t.- r. fi .. m ,n:r, .:.uJ nJ : cu
rqu.ued I.:. ;en e" capi oi .c.our n.iuerin
d,*nlk e L, u an). ,) II ,:,-n -'A ID 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 eitheY before
service on Plaintiffs! attorney or Imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise 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


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.
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
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 GRANTI-
NG PROPERTY TAX EXEMP-
TIONS TO RED LINE EQUIP-
MENT, CO., SETTING FORTH
THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF
THE NEW BUSINESS FOR
WHICH -THE EXEMPTION IS
GRANTED, ESTABLISHING
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF REV-
ENUE AVAILABLE TO THE
COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY
FROM AD VALOREM
SOURCES FOR THE CUR-
RENT FISCAL YEAR. THE
TOTAL AMOUNT OF REV-
ENUE 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 CURRENT FISCAL YEAR
\A.' ATRIBUTABLE TO THE RED
T INF EQUIPMENT, CO.
EXEMPTIOr&t, MAKING A
FINDING TIHA "HE ARED LINE
EQUIPMENT, CO. MEETS THE
REQUIREMENTS OF CHAP-
TER 196 AND GULF COUNTY
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-02,
GRANTING A TAX ABATE-
MENT FOR A PERIOD OF TEN
YEARS FROM THE EFFEC-
TIVE YEAR OF THE ORDI-
NANCE, ESTABLISHING A
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
(100%) AD VALOREM TAX
ABATEMENT FOR IMPROVE-
MENTS TO THE RED LINE
EQUIPMENT, CO., PROVID-


ING FOR SEVERABILITY,
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE 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 COMMISSION-.
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
publish: January 15 and 22, 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will
hold a public auction.
When: January 31, 2004
Time: 9:00 am est.
Where: City Warehouse
1002 Tenth Street
Contact: Supt. Terry McDaniel
(850) 229-8248
Partial item list:
City Vehicles
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 Clerk's Office
at City Hall, Telephone No. (850) 229-
8261 ext 114.
publish: January 15, 22, & 29. 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 03-346-CA
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, f/k/a
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP.
4625 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096
Plaintiff,
v.
PATIENCE STRIPLING,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pur-
suant to Plaintiffs Final Judgment Of
Foreclosure and Re-Establishment of
Note entered in the above captioned
action, I will sell the property situated
in Gulf County, Florida, described as
follows, to wit:
Begin at an iron pipe marking
the Northwest Corner of the
Southeast Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of Section
23, Township 5 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County. Florida;
thence North 0126'09" East
along the East boundary line of
said Southwest Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of said
Section 23 for a distance of
860.40 Feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence North
88"33'51" West, 150.02 Feet to
a point on the Easterly Right of
Way line of Creekview Drive;
thence North 0126'09" East
along said East line 125.60
feet to the point of curvature of
a curve concave to the right, .
with a radius of 25.00 feet, a
central angle of 88'54'06" and
an arc length of 38.79 feet,
chord bearing, and distance
being North 45255'08" East.
35.01 feet to a point of tan-
gency; thence S8939'45" East,
126.51 feet to a point on the
East boundary line of said
Southwest Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of said
Section 23: thence South
01e26'09" West, 153.00 feet
along said East boundary line
to the Point of Beginning. Also.
known as Lot 13, Block B,
Creekview Estates unrecorded.
TOGETHER WITH that certain .
1997, 60 X 28 Classic III '
Double-Wide Mobile Home,
with Serial Numbers:
JACFL18139AB, located on
the above described property.
at public sale, to the highest and best
,bidder, for cash at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m.. EST on the 3rd day of
February. 2004.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter -
Deputy Clerk ,
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold a Dredging Workshop Meeting on
Monday, January 26, 2004, at 4:00
p.m., E.S.T.. at the Gulf County Public
Library. Library Meeting Room. 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be'heard.
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular* monthly meeting for
January on Monday, January 26,
2004, at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish may attend and
be heard.
publish: January 22, 20064
Roof Removal
'The Gulf County School Board is
receiving bidp/proposals for the level-
ing and removal of the roofing struc-
ture over the covered play area
(Building 00006) at the Highland View
Site, 153 Red Fish Street, Highland
View, Port St. Joe, Florida. Sealed
bid/proposals are to be clearly marked
"ROOF REMOVAL" and sent to the Gulf
County,School Board, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe,. Florida
32456. Bid deadline Is 10:00 AM, ET,
February 3, 2004. Contact Charles T.
Watson, (850) 229-8256 or 639-2871.
the School Board has the right to
accept the best bid or reject all bids.
Publish: January 22 & 29, 2004
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-19
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Financing New Fire Truck
(W.C.F.D.)
$164,275.00 "Five (5) Annual
Payments
First Payment Due 1 Year
From Delivery Date
Please specify estimated delivery date
of funds, after notification' of bid
award.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
February 6, 2004 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday, February
9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish: January 22 & 29, 2004
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-20
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Financing Fire Station
Building Renovation (W.C.F.D:)
$69,981.00 *Three (3) Annual
Payments
First Payment Due 1 Year
From Delivery Date
Please specify estimated delivery date
of funds, after notification of bid
award.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
February 6, 2004 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
at the- Office ofthe* Ctler1kf Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil Gr .Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday, February
9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish: January 22 & 29, 2004


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MINUTES.. .GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

YEARS OF SERVICE / ROAD & PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES Luthus Hand's file. Commissioner McLemore seconded the motion for discussion and, after SEMINAR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Chairman Traylor discussed that James Hysmith and Paul Wood have worked for the County discussion by members of the Board regarding a meeting with all County Supervisors regard- Upon inquiry by Donna Grabarek, of Indian Pass, Commissioners Peters and Barnes reported
for 30 years, and he presented Mr. Hysmith with a plaque in appreciation of these years of ded- ing the County's policies, the motion then passed unanimously. that they have taken/are taking certification classes. She stated that all Commissioners should
icated service (Mr. Wood was unable to attend this meeting). CANDIDATE GULF COUNTY SHERIFF take these classes.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS Tommy Mills, of Howard Creek, appeared before the Board to introduce himself as a Democratic SEMINAR SUNSHINE LAW
Upon motion by Commissioner Fox, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the candidate for the position of Gulf County Sheriff (up for election in 2004), reviewing his educa- Donna Grabarek reported that she and Sally Malone recently attended a seminar regarding the
Board approved the following Special Projects Payments: tion and experience. Sunshine Law (no Commissioners attended), and she discussed the law regarding obtaining
Dist. 1 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football Team $250.00 PORT ST. JOE VOLLEYBALL TEAM County information.
W.H.S. Varsity Football Team $250.00 Commissioner Barnes reported that Jo Clements was unable to attend the meeting tonight and, LITERACY PROGRAM / SPACE OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE
W.H.S. Varsity Cheerleaders $250.00 on behalf of the Port St. Joe Volleyball Team, presented an appreciation plaque to the Board for Commissioner Peters discussed a letter from Jean Faliski, of the Gulf County Public Library,
Dist. 2 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football Team $250.00 their contributions. requesting space (formerly used by the, Department of Children & Family Services) in the Old
W.H.S. Varsity Cheerleaders $250.00 COUNTY-WIDE VOTING Gulf County Courthouse in Wewahitchka for use by the Adult Literacy Program. Commissioner
Dist. 3 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football Team $250.00 Sally Malone, of St. Joe Beach, appeared before the Board to discuss the County-wide voting Peters motioned that the Board approve this request, andr Commissioner McLemore seconded
Dist. 4 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football Team $250.00 issue, and requested that the Board vote to pursue changing from Single-Member District vot- the motion. The motion then passed unanimously.
Dist. 5 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football Team $250.00 ing back to County-wide voting. She stated that Washington County reverted back to County- LIFE INSURANCE / PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS
P.S.J.E.S. Student Government $300.00 wide voting (changed through a Consent Order), at a cost of approximately $30,000.00. Mrs. L Cmissioner / Pr ODisusduc tocnSan
FIRE TRUCK / CITY OF PORT ST. JOE Malone then requested that Commissioner Peters (Plaintiff in Gulf Countys case) make aAmerican General Life Insurance company to
After discussion, Commissioner Barnes motioned to give the City of Port St. Joe the same motion to revert back to County-wide voting. After discussion by Chairman Traylor regarding canvas the employees for possible participation in supplemental insurance policies (through
amount of money as the County gives to the City of Wewahitchka, so that they can purchase the costs involved, Commissioner Barnes motioned to place this issue on the next ballot. payroll deduction), and he motioned to approve this request. Commissioner Barnes seconded
a new fire truck ($15,375.00), with the first payment being due October 1, 2004. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion for discussion and, after further discussion regarding the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion and, after discussion, the motion passed unani- costs/funding and verbiage for the ballot (Do you wish for Gulf County to go back to County- HOWARD CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT / FIRE TRUCK
mously. Wide Voting?), the motion passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no. Jimmy Alford, of the Howard Creek Fire Department, appeared before the Board to present a
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION CAPE SAN BIAS / FLOOD ZONES $12,000.00 donation from the Fire Department and the citizens of Howard Creek for the down
Commissioner Peters reported on a letter received from Property Appraiser Colbert, stating that Marilyn Blackwell, of Wewahitchka, appeared before the Board to discuss the efforts and costs payment of the new brush truck (Bid #0203-27). Chairman Traylor thanked Mr. Alford and the
the homestead exemption amount of $25,000.00 is set by Florida Law. Commissioner Peters involved in the County's attempt to change the Coastal Barrier Resource Act designation (flood community for their efforts in raising thdse funds.
stated that he has contacted the State Representatives for Gulf County regarding the possibil- insurance) of Cape San Blas to allow more construction, which will further degrade that area. MOSQUITO SPRAY TRUCK DRIVER
ity of a state-wide homestead exemption amount increase. Chairman Traylor discussed flooding problems in several areas (Cape, Indian Pass, along the Upon inquiry by Public Works Director Shearer regarding mosquito spray truck driver Raymond
COUNTY ROAD 5 / LUKE FORD ROAD river, canals, etc.), stating that State guidelines must be met regarding develop in wetland Clayton and, after discussion by members of the Board and County Attorney McFarland that
Commissioner Peters discussed complaints he has received regarding deteriorating conditions, areas. Commissioner Barnes discussed jobs that have been created in Gulf County through Raymond Clayton can return to work tomorrow, Chairman Traylor stated that Emergency
on certain parts of County Road 5 and, upon his inquiry, County Attorney McFarland stated the construction industry since the paper mill closed' Management Director Wells and the Supervisors will meet in the morning regarding the prop-
that the County Engineer should examine the areas to see if the problem is covered under the Upon discussion by Ms. Blackwell regarding the approximate expenses to revert back to er procedures to be used in the reprimand/termination process.
warranty included with the new paving. Upon discussion by Road Department Superintendent County-wide voting, County Attorney McFarland discussed that the information is currently There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner McLemore, the meeting
Knee, County Attorney McFarland stated that the County should not perform any repairs on not for public record (Attorney/Client Information). Upon request by Ms. Blackwell, did then adjourn at 7:17 p.m., E.S.T.
this road at this time. Commissioner MlcLemore discussed that there are similar problems on Commissioner Peters motioned to release the two-page letter (dated May 8, 2002) from Mr. BILLY E. TRAYLOR
Luke Ford Road, and requested that the Engineers examine it as well. Griffith for access by the public (presented to the Clerk's Office by County Attorney McFarland), CHAIRMAN I
WORK CREW SUPERVISOR and Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion. Chairman Traylor stated that Gulf County is ATTEST:
Commissioner Peters discussed a reprimand given to Work Crew Supervisor Hand by Road the 3rd lowest in millage rates out of the 32 small counties in the State of Florida, and the DOUGLAS C BIRMINGHAM
Department Superintendent Knee, and he motioned that the reprimand be removed from County is in good financial shape. The motion then passed unanimously. CLERK


Minutes...... Gulf County School Board
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GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
NOVEMBER 4, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on November 4, 2003
in their Administrative Offices at 6:00
p.m., ET. The following members were
present: Billy C. Quinn, Jr., Linda
Wood, Sharon Gaskin, Charlotte
Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA. On motion
by Mrs. Wood, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopt-
ed the agenda amended to include
pages 23a-23c (personnel matters).
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Gaskin, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes: The Board
approved minutes from the October 7,
2003 meeting.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved payment of bills as submit-
ted. Approved the following budget
amendment:
Budget Amendment I General
Fund
Budget Amendment I Federal
Personnel: Approved the
Superintendent's recommendation for
suspension of Ms. Sue Abreu with pay


cli' cti. O ,:l..t.-er 2. ,, .,'.F
Approved family medical leave request
for Sonya Hill, teacher at Port St. Joe
Elementary School from approximately
March 31; 2004 for a period of six
weeks.
Approved Johnnie Welch's teaching
duties at Port St. Joe High School be
extended until April 1. 2004. Ms. Welch
is filling in for Buck Watford who is on
active military duty in Iraq.
Approved Kelly Allman for an instruc-
tional ESE position at Port St. Joe
Middle/High Schools contingent upon
satisfactory drug testing, fingerprint-
ing, and physical examination. Date of
employment October 30, 2003.
Approved Christine Hermsdorfer as
part time behavioral specialist at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Accepted resignation of Helen Carlsten
from an instructional ESE position at
Port St. Joe Middle/High Schools effec-
tive October 10, 2003. ,
Accepted resignation of Betty Bidwell
from a temporary instructional posit-
tion at Wewahitchka High School effec-
tive October 21. 2003.
Accepted resignation of Stephanie
Wade from a supplementary pay posi-
tion of Junior Class Sponsor at
Wewahitchka High School effective
September 30, 2003.
Approved Robert Thomas (extra-curric-


uliar &d,]3 l .,a v s l-Tuzl L'ca l;bs dl i,:, :-n.
for the 2003-04 school year at Port St.
Joe High School. Also approved Keion
McNair as cross-country coach for the
2003-04 school year at Port St. Joe
High School.
Approved Linda Purswell to fill the
School Food Service/Cashier position
at Port St. Joe High School for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Melissa Mamoran, Shelly
Ziegler, and Emma Jo O'Barr as sub-
stitute teachers in the Gulf County
School System for the 2003-04 school
year.
Approved moving Marlene Sewell to the
status of full-time Secretary II (7
hours/day) from previous 5-hour
Secretary II and 2-hour School Food
Service Cashier.
Approved Mary Holley for the supple-
mentary pay position of cross-country
coach at Wewahitchka High School for
the 2003-04 school year.
Approved Annette Woullard for a custo-
dial position at Port St. Joe
Middle/High Schools for the 2003-04
school year contingent upon satisfacto-
ry completion of drug testing, finger-
printing, and physical exam.
Approved Linda Purswell., Charlotte
Hightower and Donna Jackson as sub-
stitute school food service workers for
the 2003-04 school year.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.


F irce iec.:.nd L.> % r, r I ,.-,d i-r,.1
unanimous vote, the Board' awarded
bids as follows:
Outdoor Aluminum (football
bleachers @ WHS) $61,236.00
Alabama Contract Sales (gym
bleachers @ PSJHS) 37,675.00
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Gaskin, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board tabled
SAVE-A-FRIEND Contract until the
December Board meeting. The Board
attorney will send changes for para-
graphs 7 and 8.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Interlocal Agreement
for Public School Facility Planning as
submitted by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved required annual
addendum for Compliance with Section
1119 of the No Child Left Behind Act of
2001.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved amendment to extend,
the Special Programs and Procedures
plan through the 2003-04 school year.
PUBLIC HEARING ON .POLICY
CHANGES: There was.no public input.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the


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SUPERINTENDENT'
motion by Mrs.,'Pierce,
Wood, and unanimous
approved the following
Baccalaureate arind Gr
monies:
Port St. Joe High
High
Senior Finals
May 13-14'
Seniors' Last Day
Day
May 14
Baccalaureate
May 19 6:00 PM ET
PM CT
Graduation
May 20,7:00 PM ET I
PM CT
On motion by Mrs. Gas
Mrs. Wood, and unani
Board approved early r
allow high schools to we
Association for College
plans: Port St. Joe will 1
2003, 12:00 noon; Wewa
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90, 4.10, 4.13; Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
.31, 5.32, 5.63. Board approved out-of-state travel for
7. 6.22, 6.531, the Challenge classes from.
20, 7.37, 7.40, Wewahitchka Elementary School on
2, 7.74. 8.10, November 21, 2003.
8.40. 8.502. The Board reviewed Monthly Activity
REPORT: On Reports of Schoo' Resource Officers for
second by Mrs. the month of October, 2003. No action
vote, the Board required.
dates for 2004 BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
aduation cere- motion by Mrs. Wood, second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
Wewahitchka approved for members to attend the
National School Boards Association
Senior Finals Annual Conference March 27-30, 2004
May 13-14 in Orlando, Florida.
Seniors' Last ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Wood, and unan-
May 14 imous vote, the Board adjourned at
Baccalaureate 6:50 p.m.
May 19 7:30 GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Graduation NOVEMBER 18, 2003
May 21 7:00 The Gulf County School Board met in
special session for the annual organi-
zational meeting on November 18,
skn, second by 2003, at 9:00 a.m., ET, in the Gulf
mous vote, the d 'County School Board-Administrative
release days to Offices in Port St. Joe. The following,
k on Southe members were present: Billy C.
es and Schools Quinn, Jr., Linda Wood. Sharon
be December 4. Gaskin, Charlotte Pierce. and Oscar
ahltchka will be Redd. The Board Attorney and
00 noon. Superintendent were also present..


Tr.-, .., p-: r,'r- rjln I. pre; r. nte L': a
plaque of recognition and appreciation
to outgoing Chairman Billy C. Quinn,
Jr. for his service to the Board.
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
ELECT OFFICERS: Superintendent
Kelley presided over the election of a
new chairperson. On' motion by Mr.
Quinn, second by Mrs. Gaskin, and
unanimous vote, Linda Wood was
unanimously elected .chairman. Mrs.
Wood assumed the chair and called for
nominations for vice chairman. On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr.
Quinn, Oscar Redd was elected vice
chairman by acclamation.
SET MEETING DATES: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, the
Board set the following meeting dates
for the period of December 2003
through November 2004; Wood, Redd,
.Pierce and Quinn voted YEA; Gasldn
voted NAY (Mrs. Gaskin made a motion
to amend Mr. Redd's motion which
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-rrm E'T tIJe m .oo:.,n ii d I.:r lack .o a
seconai:
December 9. 2003 9:00 a.m. ET
January 13, 2004 6:00 p.m. ET
February 10. 2004 9:00 a.m. ET
March 9, 2004 6:00,p.m. ET
April 6. 2004 6:00 p.m. ET
May 4, 2004 9:00 a.m. ET
June 8, 2004 9:00 a.m. ET


(Special Meeting
/End Fiscal Year) 2:00 p.m. ET
July 20, 2004 (Budget) 9:00 a.m. ET
July 27, 2004 5:15 p.m. ET,
August 17. 2004.
Meeting @
Port St. Joe High 9:00 a.m. ET
.Sept.14, 2004 (Budget) 6:00 p.m. ET
October 5, 2004
Meeting @
Wewahitchka High 9:00a.m. CT
November,9, 2004 6:00 p.m. CT
November 16, 2004
Organizational Meeting 9:00 a.m. ET
SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICT COUNCIL

CONSORTIUM LIAISON: On motion
by. Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Gaskln,
and unanimous vote, Mrs. Wood was
elected to continue serving as liaison to
the Small School District Council
Consortium.
INSURANCE: On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the insurance committee's recommen-
dation to renew the District's insur-
ance coverage! with Blue Cross Blue
Shield under Plans 107 and 317 for
calendar year 2004.
There being no furtherr business, the
Board adjourned at 9:40 a.m.
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