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Buffer Preserve Part
of Birding Trail ... Pg. 3A
Read-In for Black
History Month . Pg. 5A
St. Joseph
Documentary ...... Pg. 7A
WBFA to PSJ ....Pg. iB
Opportunity FL..... Pg. 2B
2003 Volunteer
of the Year ....... Pg. 7
Mardi Gras Gala Pg. 9B
Sports............. Pgs. 8-9A
Law Enforcement News. Pg. 6A
Church News ........ Pg. 6B
Obituaries: ........ Pgs. 12B
School News ..... Pgs. 11-13B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 14-16B



It's Not the


Flu"-Says HD
by Carly Johnson
While Gulf County schools are
seeing absences in staggering
numbers lately, health officials are
declaring that the flu epidemic
encompassing the country is not to
blame.
"Kids are experiencing flu-like
symptoms with fevers and conges-
tion," said Regina Washabaugh,
senior community health nurse
and coordinator for the Gulf
County Health Department.
"However, what seems to be infect-
ing our community, especially the
kids, are a lot of traditional winter
illnesses. We are seeing several
kids with bronchitis, sinus infec-
tions and colds, but it is not the
flu."
To better understand the
severity of the viruses running
rampant through the school sys-
tem, during a typical week, Port St.
Joe High School and middle school
average anywhere from 30-50,
absences per week, per school. For'
the week of Jan. 26, there were
approximately 390 high school and
200 middle school absences.
(See ILLNESS on Page 11 A)

Shrimp Boil Will

Benefit Preserves
A low country shrimp boil din-
ner scheduled for Saturday,
February 7th will benefit the
Friends of St. Joseph., Bay
Preserves. The public is encouraged
to attend.
The boil will be held at the Bay
Preserve Center, 3915 Hwy. C-30
from 11:00 'a.m. to 3:00 p.m.'
Eastern time. In the event of rain;
the event will be rescheduled for
February 14th..
The shrimp boil dinner will,
include fresh local shrimp. kielbasa
sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes,
garlic bread and tea for $7.00.
Proceeds- from the boil will be
used to help Friends of St. Joseph
Bay Preserves, inc. with its .effort to
assist the state buffer preserve and
the ,St. Joseph Bay Aquatic
Preserve
Anyone interested in joining
this new organization or in finding
out more about it, may call the pre-
serve center at 229-1787 or visit,
the web site. www.stjosephbaypre-
serves.org.


Linda R. Wood is pleased to
announce her intent to seek re-
election for the Gulf County School
Board, District 3 seat. Wood is
presently serving her first term on
the Gulf county School Board and


LINDA WOOD


50o
USPS 518-880


Future


Pilot Project Uses Fresh Water Canal for Potable Water Source


by Tim Croft
It looks like a Tinker Toy set on
steroids, a web of hoses and pipes
spinning in and out of a white trail-
er, a 15-foot tall cylinder and a
piece of equipment shrouded from
the elements, that looks as if it was
transported straight off the page of
a Buck Rogers comic book. .
Slip a bit below Athe surface,
however, and what this tangle of
rubber, metal and PVC near the
end of Water Plant Road represents
is the potential future for drinking
water in the City of Port St. Joe, if
not beyond.
Testing has begun on a pilot
project that city. officials, and con-
sultant Preble Rish, hope will pro-
x1de the foundation of viability for
tapping the city's freshwater canal,
and its lifeblood, the Chipola River,
to sate thirsts to a growing city
and, potentially, the region.
"The city is being very vision-
ary on this," said Charles Cook, an
engineer with Camp-Dresser-
McKee, which is working with
Preble Rish on the pilot project.
"The mayor, and the council, they


are being very visionary.
"They (are attempting to
ensure) the water supply for the
city for the long-term."
And it can all be boiled down to
numbers.
Currently, the city does as
nearly all municipalities across the
Painhandle, pumping its water from
underground, so-called groundwa-
ter, rising from the Floridan
Aquifer, the limestone strata below
ground which holds water as a
sponge.
iThe city which currently has
roiiighly 3,500 water users con-
sumns about 1.1 million gallons
pe:r day, just over half the 2 million
per day it is allowed under its per-
mit with the Northwest Florida
Water Management District.
z But with growth knocking
down the door the water needs for
the city' system is expected to more
than triple in the next 20 years,
"We're projecting that in 20
years we will need 3.5 million gal-
lons a day," said Phillip Jones,
Preble Rikh's supervisor for the


St. Joe Pledges



$12 Million for W/S


,This is fantastic," said Port St.
Joe Mayor Frank Pate about an
agreement with the St. Joe
Company/Arvida to give up to $12
million to build a new water plant
and help rehabilitate its waste-
water treatment plant.
Mayor Pate and city attorneys
have been in negotiation with St.
Joe Company for about a year,
according to Pate. The $12 million
figure is derived from advanced
payment of water tap fees for up to
'3,500 customers and 2,000 sewer,
customers.
Pate expressed thanks to local
representatives for St. Joe/Arvida,
Clay Smallwood and John Hendry.
He said both hadworked hard to
'help put together a plan that will
help the city of Port St. Joe and its
citizens as the struggle to make
needed improvements to both its
water treatment and sewer facili-
ties have encountered difficulties.
The city is in the process of
conducting a pilot water plant
study project which concerts 'water
from the city's freshwater canal to
potable water (see: story page 1).
After the city's.regular meeting'
Tuesday Mayor Pate explained, the
Florida Aquifer is already experi-
encing minor salt water intrusion
in this area of the state and the city
has been told that it needs to cut
well water use by'25% in, years to
come.
Onri the other hand, surface
water from the freshwater canal
has the potential to not only serve


thej needs of the city, but could
potentially meet water require-
me tts far beyond, the city's bound-
aries
'"We're part' of the community.
Thiis helps the city and its residents
:and works well for us (St. Joe
Company) too," said Clay'
Smallwood.
SSmallwood said working with
the city for water and sewer service
was a win/win situation. The city
could make improvements to its
systems and the St.- Joe Company
would not have to go through the
process of building its own water
ancr sewer systems for the
WindMark development between
Dixiebelle Curve and St. Joe Beach.
i John Hendry, pointed out that
this agreement was very similar to.
the one between Gulf County and
the company to provide water to
WiT.dMark Phase 1 from the
Highland View water system, "In
this instance everybody will bene-
fit,' Hendry said.
Pate said that sewer lines will
reach all the way to St. Joe Beach
when the project is complete and
ho)es, that the next step will be to
expand to St. Joe Beach. This
would put in place a plan which
will' have all the area west of Port
St. jJoe and along St. Joseph Bay
Vi outld be on sewer service in the
future. This would be a giant step
toward having all areas adjacent to
the bay under sewer service.
The board gave full support to
the water and sewer participation
plan.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Commissioners agreed to
advertise an ordinance establishing
zoning restrictions to several
parcels of property annexed by the
city recently.
-Reduced, the speed limit along
Monument Avenue to 30 MPH as
requested by Commissioner'Benny
Roberts.
,-Allowed temporary use' of city
streets and right of ways for Media
Corn cable providers as they work
out !a franchise agreement to pro-
vide, service to the city following the
purchase of the local cable system.
-Decided to advertise for two
newi police officer positions.
-Heard a report from Preble
Rish engineer Clay Kennedy pro-
posing a possible boulevard design
for Monument Avenue between the
Methodist Church and the bridge
when sewer lines are replaced and
road work is required in the future.
The board will look at this concept
during workshop session at some
time in the future.
-Commissioner John Reeves
reported that the scooter commit-
tee :wanted to meet with officials
from the police department and
further discuss ideas for riding
scooters in the city before making a
recommendation to the board.


In the background is the water from the freshwater canal, while in the foreground is treated water spilling back
into the canal, part of a pilot project assessing the logistics of using the canal to supply Port St. Joe, and, potentially,
surrounding areas, with potable drinking water.


pilot 'project. "From Mexico Beach
to the city we are expecting a lot of
growth along the beaches and in
town. And that's a conservative
number."
And the city could face a chal-
lenge in retrieving Water 'in such
volume for an extended period of
time from the Floridan Aquifer.
There is already a "smal"' cone
of depression under Port St. Joe.
due to water usage, according to'
Tom Pratt. chief' of "'the
Groundwater Bureau at the
NWFWMD.
Because the aquifer is below
sea level, the lower the water levels
deep within the limestone, the
more open the invitation 'for salt-
water intrusion.
There is also the issue of so-
called upcomingg," which occurs in
areas qf the aquifer when saltwater
is pumped from deep groundwater
wells, particularly in areas where
the aquifer's water quality is poor.
And the aquifer itself, hydro-


logically speaking, is riot replen-
ished or drawn from at optimum
levels due to -the tightness of its
limestone layers in many areas.
"You could 'easily argue that
the canal has a lot more potential
long-term for supplying water (to
the city) than the Floridan Aquifer,"
Pratt said.
"The paper mill used it for
y).ars.and it was perfectly' 'adequate
(for the volume of water the,mill
used). I don't think you could envi-
sion a growth scenario over any
reasonable period of time, in which
you would be talking as much as
the mill used all those years."
The freshwater canal, or more
specifically the Chipola River which
fills it, is in fact a more bountiful
resource than the Econfina Creek
which supplies Deer Point Lake in
Bay County, the 'only other sutr-
face-water source used for potable
water in Northwest Florida.
'The water' management dis-
trict in this'part of 'the world is


concerned about saltwater intru-
sion given what they have' seen in
other parts of Florida and they
don't want to have that happen
here," Cook said. "It's very forward-
thinking as a water source for this
whole region." ,r ..r d *
Before the canal. which the
water management district assist-
ed the city in purchasing: some
years back. can be tapped, howev-
er, the city must demonstrate that
the water is suitable, once treated,
for drinking, cooking, showering,
laundry and the rest.
Hence, the pilot project, cost-
ing $75,000, taking place adjacent
to the existing water plant.
Essentially, it is a mini-water
plant, constructed of two distinct
phases.
One is clarification the tall
cylinder which using gravity and -
a mix of chemicals eliminates the
larger particles, the stuff you can
see, out of the water.
(See WATER on Page 4A)


was recently elected '04-'05 School
Board Chair. Wood is also serving
as the board's representative on the
Gulf county Economic Development
Council and is an alternate member
of the Florida School Board associ-
ation's Board of Directors. She
attained Certified Board Member
status in December of '02 becoming
one of 65 board members certified
in the state of Florida. This required
99 hours of board training in 12
curriculum categories. After 18
additional hours of training, Wood's
status as a certified board member
was renewed in August of '03 with a
total of 154 training hours to her
credit. This certification along with
that of two other board members
has given the Gulf County School
Board the distinction of becoming
one of seven school boards in
Florida with Board Certification. In
addition, Mrs. Wood has participat-
ed in 60 hours of Master Board
training along with fellow board
members and the superintendent
attaining Master Board distinction
(See LINDA WOOD on Page 11 A)


by Tim Croft
Cecelia Cox and Doris McBride
have traveled here from the
Southwest on something of a fami-
ly plan.
Or maybe they are simply
embracing the family-that-under-
goes- surgery-together-stays-
together ideal. '
'Cox and McBride, daughter
and mother, respectively, are in the
area to undergo arthroscopic back
surgery under the trained hands of
Dr. Alfred Bonati at Gulf Pines


Hospital.
In fact, though the signs still
designate the facility as Gulf Pines
Hospital, it is in the midst of a
transformation to the 'Bonati
Regional Medical Center.
The $3,.8 million sale of the
hospital is expected to be finalized
'any day, and Bonati, who has been
practicing his patented spinal sur-
gical techniques at Gulf Pines since
the first week of the year under a
management contract, continues
to conduct six to eight surgeries


A .

a.


Patients of Dr. Alfred Bonati .undergo physical therapy at the Gulf Pines'
affiliated clinic on Reid Avenue under the watchful eye of Bryan Butts.


per day on patients from far-flung
locales.
There is a medical chart's
worth, more than 80, of staff posi-
tions, from risk specialist to cardi-
ologist, that the hospital seeks to
fill as in now.
And there is a working list
detailing more than $2 million in
"identified" needs for renovation
and upgrades at the' facility, from
painting arid plumbing to equip-
ment, as Bonati scouts for a new
location to construct a new-hospi-
tal.
"The closing is imminent," said
Pete O'Shea, a spokesman for
Bonati. "We have done our part, we
are waiting for the state to finish
the paperwork. Hopefully, that will
be any day now."
Ed Rude, the Tallahassee
attorney representing Gulf Pines,
said the hurdle left to traverse was
formal transfer of state and federal
licenses from the company which
currently owns Gulf Pines to
Bonati's.
Rude added that it was largely
a bureaucratic issue Rude
'likened it to buying a house with-
out the deed in hand and he
envisioned no hiccup to the formal
transfer of ownership.
The hustle and bustle that has
accompanied Bonati's arrival in
Port St. Joe, however, continues
apace and isn't confined to the
hospital.
Inside the clinic Gulf Pines
operated on Reid Ave., patients in
the pre- and post-operative stages
of their surgeries were a steady
(See GULF PINES on Page 6A)


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You Never Even Called Me By My Name


The Little Community


With a Big Heart

COMPASSION-sympathetic consciousness of others' distress
together with a desire to alleviate it....
I don't think Mr. Webster ever visited this area while working
the versions of his dictionaries of words, but if he had, this word
might have even more meaning. As it is, I'm not sure there are
enough letters in this word's definition to describe the character of
this area's communities.
Just how big are these hearts of concern?
If someone struggles, has a loss, is in need of comfort, sick,
tired, etc .... .whatever the need, there seems to be people ready
to stand in the gap dig into their pockets, cook fish, BBQ chick-
en, ride the river all-night, give lodging, or whatever else needs to
be done to lend a helping hand to needy folks.
In last week's paper, there were at least a half dozen fund rais-
ers announced, all of which are being sponsored to help folks in
need of a helping hand.
Over the past few years I. have met more people than I can
count who are mystified by the kindness and generosity of fqlks in
our communities. Basically, they all say the same thing, "We have
never seen anything like this where we come from."
Several of these visitors have had problems of their own while
enjoying this area, and they have been amazed at how perfect
strangers have reached out to them in their time of need. Treated
just like neighbors by people they had never seen before in their
lives.
Over the years I've received many phone calls, letters, and per-
sonal visits from people who just wanted to share a word of testi-
mony about the impact on their lives people in this community
have had.
The seeds for this column.. were planted last week while The
Star staff was busy producing last week's edition. News Editor Tim
Croft and I were discussing the number of people who were in need
in the community and how these needs were being answered in
various ways. A blood drive, fish fry, BBQ, and call for donation
are a few of the articles that I can remember that appeared in last
week's edition.
After living in this area all of my life, these acts just seem like
a natural reaction to people's needs. A common occurrence that
people do just because, it's what they are supposed to do when
those around them-are ih need.
Tim was qtfick to point out that these acts might not occur
quite so naturally everywhere. In fact, he suggested this area is
_ somewhat unique, or maybe" he used the word special, in this
respect.
I told Tim that this community, and maybe myself specifically,
might be taking these special traits for granted. That's not neces-
sarily a bad thing, I guess, when you assume that people are just
naturally going to do good things for each other.
When you try to explain this "specialness" it's easy to see how
folks care for each other and why. Certainly, one of the top reasons
is people within the communities have known, worked with, gone
to school with, participated in recreational activities, watched each
other's children grow up. You've got the picture I'm sure. We
know and care about each other.
-Another important, if not most important, factor is a deep seat-
.ed belief and faith in God. Anyone who has experienced the change
that God makes in their life knows exactly what I'm talking about.
:Fact of the matter is, if we all followed the teachings within the
Bible there would probably be no need for many of the social pro-
grams we have in this country today.
As our communities grow in days and years to come, I hope
this area will continue to be known as a special place to live. I
guess that's up to us, isn't it?


Hey listen, here's one you will
not believe!
And just when I was getting to
the age where I thought I'd seen it
all! I know there are still a few
turns and- twists after you reach
fifty- but this one will knock your.
hat in the creek!
I met my present wife back in
1967. She came swimming up out
of the water with that wide grin
and said her "name was Cathy,
"Well, my real name is Catherine
but everyone calls me Cathy."
I'm just down for the summer
to teach a swimming course and
do a little life guarding. I was try-
ing to earn enough money to get.
back to college for my sophomore'
year. I wanted to fit in and get
along so I called her Cathy.
I met her family. All of them!
Twice! And they took great plea-
sure in regaling me with account
after account of how Cathy was
named for her great Aunt Kather-


ine who lived over in Arkansas.
We were married in 1974.
Aunt Katherine spent the entire
reception and the next three
Christmas holidays pointing out
that I had married the "most pre-
cious one" in the entire family and
oh, by the way, "Did you know she
was named after me?"
The point to all of this is I was
pretty sure her real name was
Catherine Lee Cotham Colbert.
That. was what it said on our Mar-
riage License. Catherine Lee is
also the way the Social Security
folks have her on their file. And it's
the name on her driver license.
And it's the official way it is listed
Sin the Florida Retirement system.
Our one and only credit card
account lists her _s Catherine.
The IRS uses Catherine when they
send out the notice about our
back taxes being overdue..... you
can't get more official than that!
We've lived thirty years as
Heber Kesley and Catherine Lee.
We purchased houses. Signed
mortgages. Bought automobiles.
Renewed tags. Joined the PTA.
Raised two sons- and borrowed
another child or two along the
way.....


Last summer we decided to go
to Germany to visit with two of
"our boys". You've got to get a
passport, which is no problem. It
took me a couple of days. Cathy
couldn't find her birth certificate
so she wrote off to the bureau of
vital statistics in Tennessee. They
sent us the official form in tripli-
cate stating unequivocally that no
Catherine Lee Cotham was ever
born in that state!
We scratched our heads a mite
over this little tidbit of information.
I was more than your normal, run-
of-the-mill confused here! If I'm
not married to Catherine Lee then
who is this woman that I have
been- living with for all of these
years?
And then I got to remembering
a "made for T. V. movie" I'd seen
that was based on "a true story"
about a con woman who changed
her name to catch a millionaire.....
You know, Cathy might have just.
swam up to me back in 1967 by
accident. Or, it could have been
planned by her and her two sis-
ters! I wonder now if they were
really her sisters at all.....
You know, she has over the
years taken trips, "to see Jo Blair"


without me. She'd be gone for
weeks at a time. Said she was in
Memphis.... How do I know for
sure? And she is constantly get-,
ting these strange phone calls with
clandestine overtures from myste-
rious characters asking for "the
person in the house who does the
shopping."
Cathy called up the "vital sta-
tistics" hotline in Nashville and
gave them the old "living proof"
hypothesis consisting mostly of "I
must have been born" because
"I'm talking to you!"
They didn't seem to be too
impressed as to who she said she
was. They did check the December
11, 1953, records and; firmly
declared that no Catherine Lee
was born on that date. Folks, I'm
getting a little nervous by now!
You know how you think you know
someone....but do you really? That
movie ended with the fake wife try-
ing to destroy all of the evidence. I
slyly moved Cathy outI of the
kitchen....away from the knives....
I asked her flat out if she had
tricked me. I'm sweating now and
my head is spinning! Was it a dia-
*-See Kesley on Page 3


At Least A God Portion Of m Bothered


I JUST GOT BACK from hav-
ing my ears cleaned out. It's now
nearly an annual job. I get a cold
for a couple of days and my ears
stop up and I can't hear.
Last year, when it happened,
nurse Michelle .washed -and
reamed them out. She nearly
drowned me, with her washing
arid unstopping my ears. I did a
column about it.and she swore to '
get. back at me' for claiming she
gave me a shower bath as a result
of iier washinig.-
-'She even called me Friday, to
remind me of my appointment to
have ea s slealned;Qout.
Swas .ankiousti.' for the
opportuniity to get'back at me and
finish drowning: 'e. I even. wore
some old; clothes ia'd put'on, my
bathing suit urider my pants.
I 'did take a shower; this morni-
ing, before goirg .to the doctor to.
hav .imy ears-reamed out.
.I was' ready for aiythiig
Michellee euld throw at me. I did :


ETAOIN SHRyDLUe,


Written Wesley amsey

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forget and leave my bath towel at
home, but I figured I could stand
getting a little wet.

WHEN I GOT THERE,
.Michelle was out sick and Dr.
Curry, himself had.to dothe.clean-
,He didn't get me'. wet ad 'he
cleaned them out' with onily"one
Ssquiting .. '.:
.Dr. Tom -told "me : about
Michelle being too sick to come to
work'Monday. I guess she made
herself sick, lo66king forward to
completing the job of drowning,
me. High expectations will do that
to you.


I'm sorry Michelle didn't get to
rearm out my ears and squirt water
all over me, trying 'to, flush, the
impacted wax out. She would have
enjoyed herself, I know.
She always does!
I sent her some extra business
after the last time I had miy ears
,flushed out. '
'A fell from out at, Mexico
Beach cAlled me a couple of days
after. the jlist column appeared
and asked me where I got my ears
de-waxed,' He needed the same
.thing done to his ears. I told him
and 'then warned him about
Michelle.
"She enjoys flushing wax out


of ears and half drowning a. per-
son, in'the process," I said.
By the way, Michelle never
thanked me for the referral.

I STAYED IN FRONT pf the
television and watched most of the
Super Bowl last' night. I -J only
missed part of the first quarter,
because they started playing'ti.few
Minutes before chlurch'was over.
I thought I wasn't going to
miss much and, 'sure enough,' I
didn't. All the action was in the
last part of the second quarter, the
third and the fourth; especially the
last couple of minutes of the game.
I got to pulling for the Caroli-
na Panthers about half" way
through' the game and it looked "as
if they were going to pull it -out.
But a last second field goal. by the
New England Patriots did them in.
'I know that was an especially
hard game for the Panthers' to
lose "
The Panama City Rutherford


player who was with the Panthers
got some good TV exposure
around half time.
I got to thinking just how
much money was, spent on pre-
senting the Super Bowl game for
our enjoyment. It was quite a pile.
You just think about it. Each'
team had a payroll of at least, 50
million; advertising on the Super
Bowl cost $1.2 million for a one
minute spot [and there were sever-
al!]. television time cost a day's
production,- which also ain't
cheap; the halftime production
[which wasn't very good but was
impressively expensive,] cost prob-
ably another $10 million, at least;
incidentals probably cost. at least
$40 million .. and all for a foot-
ball game

IT SEEMS AS IF all the
national media is pushing for the
Democratic presidential candidate
to get elected. In this part of the
nation, the exact opposite is hap-


To Vote!

opening.
I was amused at them touting
Dean as the front-runner. Then
when it came to testing his name
and platform in the primaries, he
came in a distant third.
It just goes to show that the
American voter is not going to be
led by a ring in their nose nor,a
candidate who .voluntarily lives $n
the frozen north.
Kerry took the Iowa caucus
and his home state of Massachu-
setts, which goes to show you that
those folks will vote for a snowman
if he is put on the ballot at
least the few who who even both-
ered to vote, will.
There was considerably less
than a million citizens, in each
state, who cast their vote.
The United States made fun of
Florida for their vote in' the last
presidential election, but at least a
good portion of them bothered to
vote


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Buffer Preserve Site to Become


Part of State Birding Trails


by Tim Croft
Troy Deal likely never envi-
sioned just what a deal those cou-
ple of hundred of acres on St.
Joseph Peninsula would be.
The so-called Deal Tract in the
St. Joseph Buffer Preserve, which
the medicine-maker donated for
public conservation, was recently
named as one of the sites on the
"Great Florida Birding Trail" being
carved out across the state.
It is the lone site in Gulf
County, and one of 80-some which
will comprise the Panhandle
Section of the Great Florida Birding
Trail.
"(Deal's) heart_ was in the right
place," said Roy Ogles with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection in
Apalachicola. "He was a conserva-
tionist.
'We are just thrilled to death to
have one of the sites on the birding
trail."
As. for why the Deal Tract,
which sits just north and east of
the Stump Hole, was such a natu-
ral for the birding trail, it was all
about location, location, location.
"The Cape and this coastal por-
tion of the Panhandle is a focal
point for a number of migratory
birds," Ogles said. "And there is a
variety of unique habitats for
birds."
l Ogles noted that aviary enthu-
siasts can, from the Deal Tract,
observe a spectrum of birds, from
predatory birds such as falcons to
non-tropicals such as warblers to
tropical feathered flyers.
During last year's local birding
festival, more than three dozen
species were observed from a single
spot not far from the Deal Tract
over a single 12-hour period.
The "Great Florida Birding
Trail" 'evolved from, a feasibility,
study conducted by wh'at is nowt
the Florida i Fish and Wildlife,


Conservation Commission, said the
FWCC's Julie Brashears, the trail
coordinator.
Its spirit is found in a similar
trail in Texas, which is considered
something of a national model.
'The purpose is to promote
bird watching, conservation and
(the economic benefits) of eco-
tourism," Brashears said.
The latter two are wing-to-wing
with the first.
Florida is second in the nation
behind California in the volume of
retail sales related to bird watch-
ing, which supports some 19,000
jobs.
Birding generates some $477
million in retail sales in Florida
each year and the fledgling local
birding festival has proved to have
an economic ripple effect through
the area, as evidenced by Florida
State University studies.
Birders travel, they tend be
secure financially, well-educated
and willing to spend to pursue their
passion.
Heck, birding even earned, a
feature this past month in Sports
Illustrated.
Marry those economics with
tourism and the desire to preserve
as much of what is left of Old
Florida as possible, without the Big
Brother aspect, and the result is
the "Great Florida Birding Trail."
"We feel we can motivate con-
servation without the need for more
regulations," Brashears said.
The agency solicited the public,
the birders themselves, to select
the sites they hoped would be
included on the trail.
Other characteristics consid-
ered in finalizing a site, include
public, and legal, access and its
resilience, or ability to handle the
human traffic that will be attracted
to it through the birding trail.
SThe Deal Tract was an easy
choice.


"The beauty of bird watchers is
they are a 'diverse group,"
Brashears said. 'The tract offers
nice access and a couple of nice
habitats for birds.
"That part of the state has so
many beautiful undeveloped
areas."
Work on the trail has glided
steadily forward the past few years.
The East Florida section, com-
prised of 135 sites, and the West
Florida section, with 117 sites; are
already complete.
The Panhandle section will
open later this spring, Brashears
said, with the written guide to the
sites to be published in April.
Highway sighage, recognizing
the location as a site on the "Great
Florida Birding Trail," will begin to
be placed along the roadside about
a year later, she added.



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the Police Department:
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Application and job description
may be picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G.,
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
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parts from other husbands buried
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The second major part, the
device out of Buck 'Rogers, is a
micro-filtration system manufac-
tured by USFilter, to eliminate all
those nasty jumping things found
under a microscope which are'not
good for the human system.
'The stuff that will make you
sick, that you can't see, it will take
out," Jones explained.
The entire system is monitored
daily by Stephanie Peters, a senior
at Iowa State University in Ames,
where USFilter has facilities.
'This is the newest and latest
thing, it's still kind of cutting edge,"
said Peters, a civil engineering
major, who weighed winter in Iowa
against winter in Florida and sized
up this pilot project as an out-
standing research/internship-style
opportunity.
"I really love the community
and it's been a .great experience,"
Peters said.
Working from a lab inside the
trailer, Peters monitors and tweaks
the chemicals used during the clar-
ifying.
"Chemical costs are one thing
we can focus on and fine-tune to
control costs of the operation of the
plant," Cook said.
Peters also operates, where and
as needed, the micro-filtratidn sys-
tem and tests the water, for things
such as color, iron, hardness, man-
ganese and salinity, before it is
returned to the canal.
There is testing daily and there
are five major test events when
water samples are sent to a full-
service off-site laboratory for more
thorough analysis.


the funding to meet bond responsi-
bilities and pay for the plant.
Mayor Frank Pate announced


WindMark Beach Phase II up front
- to assist the city in upgrades to
water and wastewater systems.
And, under almost any sce-
na-rio, development up and down
the coast Pate has repeatedly
floated the viable option of supply-
ing water for areas in Franklin


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need for the plant, and in the end,
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Read-In Chain Kicks Off Local Black History Month Events


by Tim Croft
More than a football game was
kicked off on Sunday.
Students and adults gathered


pated in the "Read-In Chain,"
which celebrated its 15th anniver-
sary this year, with more than a
million readers estimated to be tak-


Minnie Likely (left), Chester Gant, center, and Gloria Gant, right, recog-
nize Alex King for achieving honor roll status with a certificate designating
him a "Neighborhood Star Student" during the kickoff of Black History
Month on Sunday.


at Zion Missionary Baptist Church
to initiate February, which is also
"Black History Month."
They assembled for the
"African-American Read-In Chain,"
an event aimed at exposing folks to
black literature and authors of
color.
"It is an effort to make literacy
a significant portion of Black
History Month," said Judy
Campbell, who had been working
with some of her Port St. Joe
Middle School students in anticipa-
tion of Suriday's events.
Campbell said she had been
striving to expose students to a
variety of authors and works, from
the well-known, such as Maya
Angelou, to the more obscure.
And on Sunday, students read
from Angelou, from the works of
Langston Hughes, from the biogra-
phy of Rosa Parks.
Audrey Skanes read a self-writ-
ten piece on the life of Martin
Luther King Jr., and Harriett
Tubman was celebrated in a poem.
This was the third year in
which local youngsters had partici-


ing part in 49 states, the West
Indies and Africa.
The event kicked off on 1991,
sponsored by the Black Caucus of
the National Council of Teachers of
English.
The program is endorsed by
the International Reading
Association and over the past


decade as been expanded to
include two days of readings.
The event borrows from the
concept of chain letters, with
"Read-In" packets distributed
across the country with the hope
that the information will be passed
on to others, creating a grass-roots
efforts that has steadily grown over
the past 12 years, according to
Sandra Gibbs, associate executive
director of the "African-American
Read-In Chain.".
"The overall hope is that
enough interest in books and other
works by black writers will be gen-
erated to extend throughout the
year, not just on two days in one
month," Gibbs told
BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Encouraging academic
achievement was a theme threaded
throughout the local event, which
included participants from the
North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative,
Boys II Men and Project Mold-A-
Male/Female.
Following the readings, those
local students who had achieved a
place on the honor roll at their
school, either A/B honor roll or A
honor roll, for the most recent
nine-week grading period received
a "Neighborhood Star Student
Award" certificate.
Those in attendance for the
"Read-In Chain" ,on SUnday also
received a card that could be
redeemed for two snacks in their


Khristen Keyes reads a section from Rosa Parks' autobiography during:
the "Read-In Chain" held on Sunday to begin Black History Month.


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Honor roll students had
received a similar award after the
first nine weeks, but the major
event, said teacher Minnie Likely,
will come at the end of the year
when honor roll students, and, as
importantly, their parents, will be
recognized.
"Great academic achievement
does include parents," Likely said.
Parents, both in attendance
and, maybe more particularly,
those not, were on the minds of
those at the "Read-In Chain."
Maxine Gant had a particular
message for all parents in the black
community, especially on Sunday,
a day when the start of "Black
History Month" happened to fall on
the same day when professional


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with the Super Bowl.
"Challenge (the students),
especially the boys, to become as
adept in -academics -as they are in
athletics," Gant urged the gather-


ing.
"Encourage parents to get
behind our boys, our young men,
to (succeed) in academics as they
do in the courts and on the grid-
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stream in and out of the clinic.
The front of the clinic now
houses areas for pre-operative test-
ing, including nerve conduction
tests, to ensure that when the
patient enters the operating room,
their medical histories and current
conditions have been fully assessed
and addressed as needed before
Bonati wields his scope and laser.
The rear of the facility is about
rehab, about bringing b- 'k to life
folks who, in many cast had not
much of a life to speak ol just days
and weeks before.
Stationary bicycles, mats and
those large rubber bands used for
strength training were in evidenced
as several patients, under the
watchful eyes of Bryan Butts, con-
tinued their progress toward more
mobility and more upright pos-
tures.
A key is massage therapy,
which in a muted, music filled
room, their bodies, as well as
minds, are restored.
"A lot of times patients (with
severe back problems) have a lot of
stress," said Jeff Ouye, a native of
Hawaii who has worked for Bonati
for eight years. "I do a nurturing
massage so they can release that
emotion. That will help their
immune systems.
"I really wanted to work with
Dr. Bonati. He brings patients in
from all over the world, and the
toughest patients. I. love what he
does and it challenges me. When I'
see a patient who was in tears, or
in walker, walking freely. again, it
makes me proud to be part of this
organization."
Cox, waiting to undergo physi-
cal therapy, is just such a patient.
Afflicted with several back
problems, several of which carry
those lengthy medical terms that
would baffle a Latin major, Cox
said she had tried to manage her
progressive and chronic pain for 12
years as she watched aspects of her
everyday existence slip away as
feathers in the wind as the pain.
won.
The idea of having her back
splayed open for major surgery, the
Corpus Christi, Texas, resident
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appealing as a jog over broken
glass.
"I got so tired of it," Cox said.
"When we found out about some-
one who could do something about
it without cutting down your back,
that .was a godsend."
Her husband, Albert, added,
"When you get to the point where
you can't walk one-tenth of a mile."
Cox had her: first procedure
under Bonati last week and will
undergo another this week. She'll
have a third next week.
"It's -wonderful," Cox said. "I
feel remarkably different after just
one procedure. I'm walking so
much differently."
The woman who marked any
walk from bench to bench, chair to
chair, spent one day over last week-
end, three days after her proce-
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"This is unbelievable," Cecelia
Cox said. 'There is light at the end
of the tunnel."
The light was first discovered
by her mother, McBride, who
attended a Bonati seminar in
Arizona.
The resident of Surprise, Ariz.,
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method due to the economics.
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based facility was an ambulatory
clinic, Medicare would not cover
operating room costs, which typi-
cally run some $8,000 per proce-
dure. I
With the work now taking place
in a hospital, Cox pointed out to
her mother during a recent phone
call, Medicare will cover 80 percent
of the entire procedure.
So, after years of orthopedic
surgeons, MRIs, CAT scans, X-rays
and the rest, McBride was Port St.
Joe bound.
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mother and daughter as they try to
shed years of pain is the environ-
ment within the hospital, the bonds
built among patients with common
complaints and, thus far, common
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Documentary Featuring St. Joseph Bay to Premier


by;Tim Croft
The child is about to be deliv-
ered.
Roughly a year after filming
began, a documentary profiling
Florida's aquatic preserves, includ-
ing St. Joseph Bay, is near comple-
tion.
The film, entitled, "Living
Waters: Aquatic Preserves of
Florida," will premier at 8 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 20, at the R.A: Gray
Building in Tallahassee.
The premier will be part of
Tallahassee's annual "Seven Days
of Opening Nights" celebration of
the arts.
Crafted by Blountstown film-
maker Elam (Stoltzfus and includ-
ing images *nd commentary from
world-renownied Florida photogra-
pher, Clyde Butcher, the documen-
tary looks at a dozen of Florida's
aquatic preserves to showcase one
of Florida's natural treasures, its


World-famous photographer Clyde Butcher and Blountstown filmmaker
Elam Stoltzfus collaborated on a documentary film about Florida's aquatic
preserves.


This image of St. Joseph Bay, shot by Clyde Butcher near Presnell's
Marina, is the signature image from the documentary film about Florida's
aquatic preserves.
41 aquatic preserves. film is just a small glimpse,"
"What I experienced, what I Stoltzfus said from his
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ing to edit his work down to its
roughly 60-minute running time.
S "We hope to change people's
minds, to have them realize what
they have and get out there and
protect them," Stoltzfus continued.
"We want them to understand that
these (aquatic preserves) are ours
to keep, ours to play on, ours to
protect."
Whether you toss a line, snap a
photograph, peer for birds, snorkel
for scallops or sail for pleasure.
The catch-phrase is eco-
tourism, and the aquatic preserves
of Florida are the latchkeys.
"If we don't take care of these,
the very reason we are out thete,
the reason so many people come to
Florida, they will vanish," Stoltzfus
said.
While the documentary is bro-
ken into 12 separate chapters,
each spotlighting an individual pre-
serve, as the film evolved the
65,000 acres of the St. Joseph Bay
Aquatic Preserve became some-
thing of a central player.
One of Butcher's images of the'
bay, snapped near Presnell's
Marina, has become the signature.
image of the film, adorning posters
and a calendar promoting the film,
which after its premier will air on
PBS stations around the state in
March and April.
After airing on television, the
film will make a tour of various
venues museums, etc., around
the state. ... .
The St. Joseph Bay segment ,
will also feature interviews with
Danny Raffield and Tom Parker.
Parker provided beautiful under-
water footage while demonstrating
for Stoltzfus the finer points of
scalloping.
"(The St. Joseph Bay) piece
turned out good," Stoltzfus said.
"That piece turned out really well."
Stoltzfus is the. finally stages of
-the editing process, which he
admitted had been painful at times
as he whittled the film down to its
necessary length.
A few interviews, a few gor-
geous scenes, some of music direc-
tor Sammy Tedder's evocative
tones, were forced to the cutting
room floor.
"It's getting pretty close,"
Stoltzfus said. "It's pretty much
tweaking it right now."
And dealing with the butterflies
fluttering around inside.
As Stoltzfus has traveled the
state, he said, folks have embraced
his project with open arms, going
out of their way to assist, to serve
as tour guides, to tell him the sto-
ries of their corners of the world
and the waters that serve, in part,
as Mother Nature's petri dish and
an area's lifeblood.
Folks have become invested in
the project, in its success.
"People have expectations and
you don't want to let them down,"
Stoltzfus said. "I try not to think
about it because I still have a lot to
do, but it's getting pretty nervous.
"It's a little like birthing a child,
holding it close to your heart for a
year and then you just need to let it
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PORT ST. JOE 68, WEWAHITCHKA 20
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to 11-7 overall on the
season and 3-3 in District 3-2A
with Friday night's 68-20 blowout
victory over visiting Wewahitchka.
The Tiger Sharks led 41-17 at
halftime, then out-scored the
Gators (2-14, 0-8) 27-3 in the sec-
ond half.
Dennis Warren led Port St. Joe
with a game-high 15 points. Daniel
Welch dropped in 14, while Antonio
Smiley and Ash Parker each added
12.
David Edwards led the Gators
with seven points.
Score by Quarters
Gators 7 10 0 3 20
Sharks 21 20 20 7 68
PSJ (68)- Raye Bailey 9, Ashton
Larry 4, Antonio Smiley 12, Ash
Parker 12, Daniel Welch 14,
Thomas Webb 2, Dennis Warren
15.
WHS (20)- Trannon Myers 2, Ben

K of C Free Throw

Championship Update
On Saturday, January 24th,
both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
held their respective competitions
to determine who will represent the
schools at district in February.
Overall winners of the council
level competition, (best of 15 con-
secutive free throws), in the girls
ten thru 14 age class are Tiara
Smith, (age ten, PSJ); Megan
Gannon, (age 11, PSJ); and Mary K.
Taunton, (age 14, Wewa).
In the boys competition,
Roman Quinn, (age ten, PSJ); Willie
Quinn, (age 11, PSJ); and Trubias
Hill, (age 12 as of January 1st, PSJ)
took highscore with Alex Jones (age
14, Wewa) bringing a total of seven
winners moving on to district level
held at Frank Brown Park, Panama
City Beach on February 8th.
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
CSTifor the champions. Go out and
enjoy the nail biting excitement of
the Knights of Columbus Free
Throw Championships.


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Jones 1, Trinit Myers 3, Kody
Bidwell 3, Jamie McCorvey 2, Trey
Goodwin 2, and David Edwards 7.
PORT ST. JOE 52, COTTONDALE 50
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST
The Sharks picked up their
third consecutive victory and
improved to 12-7 overall and 4-3 in
district play with Saturday night's
52-50 victory over Cottondale.
The Tiger Sharks out-scored
the Hornets 15-6 in the second
quarter to take a 24-17 lead into
halftime. Cottondale bounced back
in the third to take a 38-26 lead,
but the Tiger Sharks out-scored
the Hornets 16-12 in the final
quarter for the win.
Raye Bailey led all scorers with
a game-high 13 points and seven
assists. Dennis Warren had. 10
points and eight rebounds. Antonio
Smiley had nine points and eight
rebounds, while Bo Lenox added
eight points.
Score by Quarters
Hornets 11 6 21 12 50
Sharks 9 15 12 16 52
PSJ (52)- Raye Bailey 13, Bo Lenox
9, Antonio Smiley 9, Ash Parker 7,
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Daniel Welch lays in two of his 14 points in their 68-20 win over
Wewahitchka.


Thomas Webb 4, and Dennis
Warren 10.
CHS (50)- Henderson 4, Hall 7,
Gardner 3, Ross 6, Roulhac 5,
Bellamy 10, Besore 3, and White 9.
PORT ST. JOE 70, SNEADS 49
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
The Tiger Sharks extended
their winning streak to four games,
.as. they closed out their regular
season District 3-2A schedule with
a 70-49 victory over Sneads.
Port St. Joe (13-7, 5-3) led 28-
26 at halftime, then pulled away in
the third quarter when the Sharks
out-scored the Pirates 24-7.
Dennis Warren led all scorers
with a game-high 20 points.
Antonio Smiley followed with 17
points, Bo Lenox had 14, and Raye
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Score by Quarters
Pirates 13 13 7 16 49
Sharks 14 14 24 18 70
PSJ (70)- Raye Bailey 11, Ashton
Larry 6, Bo Lenox 14, Antonio
Smiley 17, Ash Parker 2, and
Dennis Warren 20.
SHS (49)- Reed 6, Patterson 13, C.
Williams 3, Lewis 2, P. Williams 5,
Hartsfield 4, Johnson 5, and
Douglas 11.

VFW Post #10069 Meeting
The February meeting for the
post members and, ladies auxiliary.
will be held on Tuesday, February
10th. a 7:30 p.m. (ET). Auxiliary
member Wanda Cahill will provide
refreshments following the, meet-
ing.


Shawna

Bond


Shawna, a sen-
ior, had a game-
)" high 16 points in
.- the Lady Sharks'
28-15 over
Blountstowri. She
had 10 points in a
ss to Sneads; eight in a 49-39 loss to
ale; 12 in a 63-30 loss to Mosley; and
high 12 points in a 36-34 loss to
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Lady Sharks Play Five


PORT ST. JOE 28, BLOUNTATOWN 15
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH.
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 7-10 overall and to 4-2
in District 3-2A with Thursday
night's 28-15 victory over
Blountstown in "The Dome.".
The Lady Sharks led 18-8 at
halftime, then out-scored the Lady
Tigers 10-7 in the second half.
Shawna Bond led all scorers
with a game-high 16 points.
Score by Quarters
Tigers 6 2 5 2 15
Sharks 11 7 4 6 28
PSJ (28)- Shawna Bond 16,
Latrice Larry 4, Gekeela Clemmons
7, and Nikki Jenkins 1.
BHS (15)- Kastli 2, Carder 2, and
Futch 11.
PORT ST. JOE 37, SNEADS 43
FRIDAY, JANUARY'30TH
:The. Lady Sharks fell to 7-11
overall and to 4-3 in district play
with Friday afternoon's 43-37 loss


to Sneads.
Port St. :Joe got off to a slow
start, scoring only six points in the
first half, trailing 18-6 at intermis-
sion. The Lady Sharks rebounded
in the second half, but could not
overcome the 12-point deficit.
Gekeela Clemmons, led the
Lady Sharks with a game-high 17
points. Shawna Bond followed with
10 points.
Score by Quarters
Pirates 12 6 12 13 43
Sharks 6 0 12 19 37
PSJ (37)- Shawna Bond 10,
Latrice Larry 2, Tavia Register 4,
Gekeela Clemmons 17, and Telisa
Register 4.
SHS (43)- Raines 14, Lewis 2, P.
Holmes 2, Harvey 6,,Campbell 7, B.
Hblmes 9, and Mitchell 3.,
PORT ST. JOE 39, COTTONDALE 49
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST--
The Lady Sharks, closed out
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Friday, February 13, 7:30, Home
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This Week In Sports


BASKETBALL

Boys Varsity Team


, Thursday, February 5,7:00, Home
SHARKS vs QUINCY

Tuesday, February 10, 8:30, Away
SHARKS vs BAY


Girls Varsity Team


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The Gators jumped to a 20-8
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Trinit Myers led all scorers
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by Carly Johnson
Returning from the Christmas
holiday break refreshed, renewed
and rejoiced at having made it
through finals, the boys and girls
'of the Port St. Joe soccer team
returned with a vengeance set to
prove themselves in the second
part of th6 season.
*Lady Sharks End On A High
Note
The Lady Sharks ended their
first season representing Port St.
Joe High School on the soccer
field with a spectacular 3-0 win
over Chipley during their last
game of the season on Saturday.
Scoring, unassisted, straight
down the center, Jenny Garth,
team co-captain, put the Lady
Sharks on the board early in the
game.
Player of the game, Elizabeth
Gibson, assisted Kayla White for
the second goal of the game and
then proceeded to raise the
Sharks' score to three with a suc-
cessfill penalty kick.
"These ladies worked very,
very hard this year and came
together in the end as a cohesive
network of players," said assistant
coach Randy Brockman. "We had
great support from the community
and the school. This first season
was a testament to the entire Port
St. Joe community and we appre-
ciate everything they did for us."
Brockman also said that he
was very proud of all of the girls
and their dedication to the team,
especially in times of defeat. Every
game saw improvement and the
girls began gelling as a team.
"These girls had a lot to over-
come from the beginning,"
Brockman said. "We had about six
ladies with less than one year of
experience each. But they made it
work' in the end and the girls
deserve all of the credit."
The Lady Sharks' games in
'2004 were as follows: '
*Jan. 7, Lady Sharks lost to


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Soccer -
from page 9
Rushelle Lamboy, team co-captain
was the player of the game.
*Jan. 13 saw the Sharks lose to
Bozeman, 6-2, with Elizabeth
Kilbourn and Cori Owens scoring.
*On Jan. 21, the Lady Sharks
lost to Sneads, 2-0. Gibson and
Gabble Whittington received player
of the game honors for their defen-
sive efforts.
*Port St. Joe Sharks Prove
Dominate Force on the Field
Ending the season in a style
that has become synonymous with
the men of the first Port St. Joe
High School soccer team, the local
boys pulled out another win in their
final game of the season defeating
Marianna, 3-2.
Mica Ashcraft, was responsible
for all three goals against the
Bulldogs, which made his total
goals for the season 21.
Ashcraft was assisted by
Tommy Curry, Charlie Cox and B.J.
Strickland.
The boy's team ended their sea-
son, 8-1-1.
"This first year was fantastic,"
boasted coach Paul Sabiston. "We
could not have asked for more com-
mitment and heart than these kids
gave. They worked so hard and
wanted to win every single game."
Almost attaining their goal of
going undefeated, both the loss and
tie were to the more experienced


Mosley Dolphins.
The boys have been busy domi-
nating local teams since the begin-
ning of the month. Previous games
and scores are as follows:
*Jan. 7, the Sharks defeated
Arnold High School for a second
time this season, 1-0, with Chris
Fuze scoring the single goal.
*Jan. 13, the boys' team demol-
ished Bozeman 9-2. Ashcraft and
Jeremy Baxley each scored three
goals, and Zeke Stevens, Kurtis
Krum and Jimmy Curry scored one
goal apiece.
Baxley, Jimmy Curry, Sam Cox
and Ashcraft all had assists.
*Jan. 16, the Sharks earned
their only tie of the season, 1-1,
against Mosley. Ashcraft scored the
single goal on a penalty kick.
*Jan. 24, Port St. Joe dominat-
ed Chipley with an 8-5 win.
Ashcraft continued his stellar
performance with three goals, one a
direct kick, the other two assisted
by Fuze. Krum scored on an assist
by Ashcraft, followed by an unas-
sisted score by Charlie Cox.
Jimmy Curry, with an assist
from Ashcraft, Tommy Curry, unas-
sisted and Chad Gibbons, also
assisted by Ashcraft, rounded out
the scoring.

Lady Sharks
from page 8
their .regular season district sched-
ule Saturday night with a 49-39
loss to Cottondale.


Port St. Joe (7-12, 4-4) trailed
23-20 at halftime, and were out-
scored 26-19 in the second half.
Gekeela Clemmons led the Lady
Sharks with a game-high 16 points.
Shawna Bond followed with eight
points.
Score by Quarters
Hornets 11 12 14 12 -49
Sharks 3 17 7 12 -39
PSJ (39)- Shawna Bond 8,
Latrice Lanrry 1, Tavia Register 5,
Gekeela Clemmons 16, Nikki
Jenkins 6, and Angelica Driesbach
3.
CHS (49)- B. Gray 1, T. Gray 1,
Mathis 11, Scurlock 4, Dickens 1,
Forward 8, Williams 8, and Early
15.
Port St. Joe 30, Mosley 63
Monday, February 2nd
Port St. Joe could not overcome
a 22-5 first quarter deficit, as the
Lady Sharks suffered a 63-30 loss
to Mosley Monday afternoon .
Shawna Bond led Port St. Joe
(7-13) with 12 points. Latrice Larry
and Gekeela Clemmons each made
two 3-pointers and finished with
eight points.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 5 14 5 6 -30
Dophins 22 16 21 4 -63
PSJ (30)- Shawna Bond 12,
Latrice Larry 8, Tavia Register 4,
and Gekeela Clemmons 8.
MHS (63)- Vogler 2, Stephens 7,
Steele, 15, Forward 2, Johnston 5,
Terryn 6, Trexler 2, Thomas 12, and
Canfield 12.


Port St. Joe 34, Apalachicola 36
Tuesday, February 3rd
The Lady Sharks were out-
scored 13-7 in the final period, and
fell 36-34 at Apalachicola in Port St.
Joe's season finale.
Port St. Joe, who finished the
regular season with a 7-14 record,
led 27-23 at the end of the third
quarter.
Shawna Bond led all scorers
with 12 points. Gekeela Clemmons
followed with 10.,
The Lady Sharks will. host the
District 3-2A Tournament February
10, 12, and 14.
Fourth-seeded Blountstdwn
will play fifth-seeded Wewahitchka
at 7:30 ET on Tuesday. February
10.
On Thursday, February 12,
tqp-seeded Cottondale will play the
winner of the% Blountstown-
Wewahitchka game at 6:00 p.m.
Second-seeded Sneads. will .take on
third-seeded Port St. Joe at 7:30.
The championship game will be.
at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday,
February 14 in "The Dome."
Score by Quarters
Sharks 10 6 11 7 -34
Apalach 8 9 6 13 -36
PSJ (34)- Shawna Bond 12,
Latrice Larry 6, Tavia Register 2,
Gekeela Clemmons 10, Nikki
Jenkins 2, and Angelica Driesbach
2.
AHS (36)- Joseph 11, Harris 4,
Prince 11, K. Cummings 7, and S.
Cummings 3.


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After receiving local, state and,
federal funding, the headquarters
of North Florida Child Development
in Wewahitchka hosted ground-,
breaking festivities on Friday on
four new classrooms to expand
their existing Early Head Start pro-
grams.
The expansion will house two
infant and two toddler classrooms
that, according to Sharon Gaskin,
executive director for the non-prof-
it organization, are in great need
and "will aid in assisting more and


more children from the area."
Located in five counties in the
Panhandle, with two locations in
Gulf County, North ,Florida Child
Development is currently assisting
260 children throughout the area,
40 from Gulf.
'Working with the entire com-
munity, parents, grandparents,
county and city commissions, as
well as other stakeholders, we have
really'seen the need for this organ-
ization grow and we are proud to
provide services to these children
and their families," Gaskin said.


"We have a five-year plan to blend
all of the federal, state and local
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like those at the Gulf County
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"Captain Donnie". A -
My Son, My husband,
My daddy, My brother, My
uncle, My friend.
We all had the pleasure
of having this wonderful .
soul, borrowed from God,
for forty blessed years. Now
God has called him away, E
for what reason, we will e P
never know.'
So now we begin the
task of trying to learn to live ",-
without him in our lives! 11t ',.
The hole in our hearts can never be closed! So you fill it with memories
that can never be taken away. Every race car you see, he'll be there, Every
boat that sails the waters, he'll be there. Every fish you catch, he'll be
there, and every deer you see, he'll be there.
So he may be gone from this world, but he'll never be gone from all of
us, our hearts and minds will always keep him alive. The tremendous love
we feel for him will NEVER go away.
God bless his soul and keep him forever safe.
Sherry Ann


Thank You
The entire Brake family would like to extend a tremendous heart felt
thank you to the entire community for all of the prayers, kind words, offer-
ings of love and sympathy and support during our recent tragedy. With the
abundant outpouring of sympathy during this time, it would take an eter-
nity to thank everyone individually, so please allow this to serve as our
humble gratitude to those who gave of themselves for our family.
We would like to especially recognize Jerry Barnes, Nathan Peters, Jr.
and Carl Fox of the Gulf Co. Commissioners; Terry Royal and Debbie
Willis; Brother Dave; and Rev. Tim Bailey; all pallbearers; and all the spe-
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Illness-
Although not hit as hard, Port
St. Joe Elementary School is also
feeling the effects and seeing more
empty seats in classrooms recently.
The absences for the younger
ones nearly doubled in a two-week
period. During the week of Jan. 12,
when the temperature outside shift-
ed cooler and the first bout of sneez-
ing and wheezing took effect,
approximately 99 students were out
of school. Just two weeks later, dur-
ing the week of Jan. 26, 186 pupils
were absent.
Amy Heath, a Gulf County
school nurse who spends time at all
three Port St. Joe schools, noticed
that not only is this epidemic affect-
ing more and more students, but it
is keeping them out of school longer
than the usual one-to-two days.
"Usually when a bug goes
around school, some students will
be out for a day, maybe two,
depending on the severity," Heath
said. "However, with these different
illnesses going around, we are see-
ing students out for up to a week
because of high fevers and intense
congestion."
The new approval by the Gulf
County School Board last month to
install 187 new hand-washing sta-
tions throughout county schools is
expected to cut down on the spread
of illnesses in the future.
To aid in eradicating these ill-
nesses now that seem to be taking
over the schools, Washabaugh con-
tinues to proclaim that hand wash-
ing, several times a day and espe-
cially after a bathroom visit, is the
best way to stop the spread of bac-
teria and airborne viruses.
"We can't stress enough how
important something as simple as
hand-washing is in the prevention
of these very contagious illnesses,"
Washabaugh said. "If you consider
that less than 50 percent of adults
wash their hands after going to the
restroom, it is easy to see how sim-
ple it can be to protect yourself with

Hunter Safety in
Franklin County
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) is
offering a hunter safety course in
Franklin County in February.
The course will be taught at the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office in
Eastpoint, 270 N. State Road 65,
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. February
20th and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m: on the 21st with a range class
on February 22nd.
Attendance is required at all
class--eseions and the -range in
order to complete-the-ourse. The
course is required for anriyone born
on or after June 1, 1975 to pur-
chase a hunting license.
Persons interested in attending
this course may register on-line and,
obtain information about future
hunter safety classes at http://flori-
daconservation.cirg/huntered/ or
by calling FWC's regional office in
Panama City at (850) 265-3676.

Baseball Registration
Set for Saturday
The Dixie Youth Baseball
Registration will be on Saturday,
February 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. at the Stac House on 8th
Street. Bring the player for uniform
sizing, a copy of the player's birth
certificate, and pay the appropriate
fee.
The. required league ages are
five to 14. The child must be five on
or before July 31, 2004 and must,
turn 15 after August 1st.
The registration fees are as fol-
lows: "A" league T-Ball (ages 5-6)
$40.00; "AA" league (ages 7-8)
$45.00; "AAA" league (ages 9-10)
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one extra step."
The health department is also
suggesting that adults and children
continue to follow these guidelines
to help protect everyone from get-
ting sick and passing germs.
*Wash hands often with soap
and water or an alcohol-based hand
cleaner.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose
or molth.
*Do not share eating utensils,
drinking glasses, towels or personal
items.
*Stay home when you are sick
and keep sick children home.'
*Avoid close contact with people
who are sick, if possible.


*Avoid crowds and areas where
people congregate and are likely to
be sneezing and coughing.
Washabaugh also suggests that
for persistent symptoms, such as a
temperature of 102 degrees or high-
er, severe cough or other symptoms
that do not dissipate with time or
over-the-counter treatment,
patients should contact a doctor.
Dr. Carol Sutton of The Gulf
County Health Department also
wants community residents to know
the department is open on an
appointment or walk-in basis
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. -
6 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. 5 p.m.
Please call 227-1276 for more Infor-
mation or for an appointment.


Linda Wood- From Page 1


for the entire board.
Mrs. Wood and husband,
Buddy, are 1961 graduates of Port
St. Joe High School. Linda holds a
Bachelor of Arts from FSU in
Language Arts and Education with
additional hours in, reading instruc-
tion. She has classroom experience
as a language arts teacher at Port
St. Joe High School and has spent a
number of years tutoring elemen-
tary, middle/high school and col-
lege students in reading, composi-
tion, and literature. She also has
experience working in their family
owned and operated business,
Wood's Fisheries, Inc. of Port St. Joe
as well as helped to establish and
operate Buddy's Seafood Market


and Steam Bar on Panama City
Beach.
Wood is a life long resident of
Gulf County and is the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd G.
Roberts. She, is married to Edward
"Buddy" Wood, son of the late Mr.
and Mrs., M.C. Wood. She is the
mother of Catherine Godwin and
son-in-law Mark (class of '90, Port
St. Joe High School) and Edward
Wood, Jr. and daughter-in-law
Paula (class of '87, Port St. Joe High
School). She is grandmother, to
Caitlin Godwin, Chandler Godwin
and Gabrielle "Gabi" Wood. Linda is
a member iof the First, Baptist
Church where she presently serves
as an adult bible teacher and is on


the Building and Planning
Committee.
It is Wood's belief that every
child in America is entitled to a free
and equal public education. It is her
goal to see that Gulf County's chil-
dren receive the best education that
this country, state and school dis-
trict can provide. It is her desire to
continue 'working with thd GCSB
with a vision to establish Gulf
County as not only one of the best
school districts in the state but also,
as one of the best in the nation.
Mrs. Wood appreciates greatly the
generous support given her during
the last election and during >her
present term on the board. She-
respectfully requests that she be
considered again for the Gulf
County School Board, District 3
seat.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 5, 2004 Page 1B


Gulf Welcomes WBFA


by Carly Johnson
Men, stay on the docks!
Starting Monday, Feb. 16 at
the White City Landing, there will
be a role-reversal of traditions as
women will kiss the men goodbye
at the docks as they take to the
waters of the Apalachicola River at
dawn's early light for the first
annual Howell Tackle Invitational
Pro/Am.
These females, professional
anglers of the Women's Bass
Fishing Association (WBFA), will
begin preparations for this premier
event that will take place Feb. 19-
20.
Although the series travels
throughout the Southeast and the
United States, this is the first time
it will venture into the waters of
Florida.
Bringing approximately 60
plus professional participants, and
hoping to exceed that number of
amateurs, Willie Cook, tournament
director and founder of the WBFA,
is expecting a good tournament
that will attract a lot of attention
not only to the WBFA, but also to
Gulf County.
"We are really excited about
coming to Florida, and especially
Gulf County," Cook said. "We have
been wanting to bring the tourna-
ment into Florida for a while but
haven't had the optimal opportuni-
ty. I think Gulf County is the per-
fect venue for our first tournament
in in the state."
And Gulf County is taking this
opportunity to sell to those not
familiar with this area what our
rivers, emerald-green waters and
down-home communities have to
offer.
Gulf County Commissioner
and Dalkeith resident Carmen
McLemore believes that the WBFA
can aid in exposing to others that
Gulf County has an expansive
riverway community that enhances
the traditional attraction of the gulf
community. '
"We are so excited that these
ladies are going to come to our
area," McLemore said. "Everyone is
gearing up to welcome them with
open arms and show them how
great our rivers are this time of
year."
Cook noted these ladies will
bring their husbands and families,
while men 'on the similar profes-
sional fishing circuits just bring a
six-pack and a clean T-shirt.
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Gulf County during the first annual Howell Tackle Florida Invitational Pro/Am
Feb. 19-20 at the White City Landing.


that the impact of this national-
level tournament will last more
than the couple of days of competi-
tion. Some competitors have
already taken to the rivers of Gulf
- County and some plan to be here
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'These ladies are planning to
be here up to a week ahead of time
to scope out the fishing holes and
acclimate themselves with the.
area," McLemore said. 'These pros
and their families will be staying all
over the county for a while. We
have all the places they want to fish
and offer them attractions that will
hopefully bring them back to Gulf
County in the future."
During the time of year that is
traditionally the calm before the
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welcomed.
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WBFA will make on Gulf County'
this time of year is incomparable.
"Not only willthis area get the
recognition it so rightly deserves
with this type of high-quality tour-
nament, it will also generate rev-
enue and help the area prepare, for
the tidal wave of visitors soon to
come," McLemore said. "I just can't
say enough of how beneficial this is


for everyone involved."
Folks from all parts of the
county are getting involved in the
tournament and offering support,
either by participation as amateurs
or by sponsorships.
Howell Tackle, a new fishing
supply store in Port St. Joe Beach
and title sponsor of the WBFA
event, is attaching its name to this
for visibility in the area and to let
local residents, as well as partici-
pants in the tournament, know
that they are not just an off-shore
fishing depot.
"This is a great tournament
.and we are thrilled to be associated
with it," said Mark Gentry, presi-
dent and owner of, Howell Tackle.
"Being new to the area ourselves,
we were looking for a way to let
anglers know that we carry both
fresh and saltwater fishing sup-
plies and this tournament is the
perfect way to do it. We hope this is
the beginning of a long and pros-
perous relationship for everyone
involved."
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue has decided to become a
sponsor of the event for all of the
potential benefits it offers.
Don Minchew, city marfager of
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Opportunity Florida; Tourism Is Not A Four Letter Word


By: Rick Marcum,
Executive Director
Tourism is not a four-letter
word. Yes, like most of us who live
in paradise, I have become impa-
tient with some slow-driving tourist
who is obviously soaking up the
great beauty our neck-of-the-woods
has to offer. Not to worry, because I
quickly remember the economic
benefit tourism provides and cor-
rect my first instincts.


Opportunity Florida is a
. regional economic development
organization whose primary pur-
pose is to support and expand the
efforts of the local chambers of
commerce and economic develop-
ment organizations in their efforts
to grow the local and regional econ-
omy. We have accomplished much
this year, especially in marketing
the region on the Internet. Over
the last six months, traffic to the
w e b s i t e ,


www.opportunityflorida.com, has
increased by 600% and is growing.
As we continue to market our eight
counties, we are constantly adding
new information to the website.
This month we are adding the very
important 'Tourism' component
and need some help.
In keeping with the attitude
that we are all in this together, we
need your input. Opportunity
Florida is seeking any and all infor-


mation regarding tourist related
facilities and attractions in our
eight counties. With this in mind
we ask that all the readers of this
column contact us with this infor-
mation. Please don't assume that
we already have it all,...cuz we
don't. Whether it is information
relating to state parks, golf cours-
es, fishing and hunting opportuni-
ties, beach-house rentals, motels,
restaurants, or historic cemeter-


ies-we desperately need it.
Also, let me remind the readers
that we- are still developing pages
on each and every incorporated
community in our eight counties.
Please provide us with any commu-
nity info that you might have. What
each of us might take for granted,
might really appeal to someone
outside of our region area who
wishes to visit and leave some of
their hard-earned money behind.


If you live in Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, or Washington
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in nitionallr-'ore ized pro
anglers, it will also give local female
fisherwomen a chance to partici-
pate in a national tournament,
something they have not been able
to do in the past," Minchew said.
"The effects of this event will last
longer than the days of the event.
The key to all of this is to show
what we have to offer here and
encourage everyone involved to
return to the area after the events."
Not only will the professionals
take ioap ie waters .of the
Apalachicola, Brothers, Jackson
and East Rivers, as well as Lake
Wimico, local and visiting ama-
teurs alike will have the opportuni-


ty to fish alongside these pros prior
to-and throughout-the tourna-

Although. the official practice
beginsns on Monday, Feb. 16, when
the ladies take to the waters and
begin searching for that optimal
fishing hole, the festivities begin on
Tuesday, Feb. 17, with a welcome'
bar-b-que hosted by Ralph Rish
and McLemore and sponsored by
Preble-Rish, where event profes-
sionals will be treated to the down-
home hospitality of Gulf County.
The following evening profes-
sionals and amateurs will return to
the Rish farm for the kick-off dele-
bration and rules review and draw
party to match pros with their
,amateur counterparts for the tour-
"nament. Amateurs will compete in
their own division and will be
paired with a different pro-for each
day of the event.


On Thursday morning at "safe-
light," as husbands and other men
serve in "caddy" type roles of fuel-
ing the boats and preparing equip-
ment, it will be the ladies who will
be the focus of attention as they
leave the docks of White City
Landing for two full days of compe-
tition. Weigh-ins will begin both
days at 3 p.m. at the landing fol-
lowed by the awards ceremony on
Friday evening.
"The people in Gulf County
have really put together an excel-
lent event and are doing everything
possible to make us feel welcome,"
Cook said. "With the practices, par-
ties, events, and most of all fishing,
it looks to be one heck of a week."
For more information about
this eyent or to participate, contact
the WBFA at 800-343-6566 or visit
the website at
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Port St. Joe 1610 Palm Blvd. -
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St. Joe. Fenced back yard with large w
room to store your boat. Ride by today
this location. $220,000 MLS#91
Warren 899-7337.


4 BR/2.5 BA 348 Cortez Street, St. Joe Beach MLS#98630 -
n 2 lots in Port Three blocks from Gulf, on 2 lots on corner, 4 porches, 3
ork shop and BR 2 BA, uniqueopen floor plan. Huge kitchen island, tons
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110 Misfit Landing 4 BR/2 BA One of a kind
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1306 Woodward Ave. 3BR/2 BA home on very'
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Bell @850.227.4252


Port St. Joe 526 6th St. 2 BR/1 BA home on
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MLS#98309 Call Ellen Allemore 1-800-
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105 Luciq Ave. Beacon Hill 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Cape San Bias Nice 3 BR/2 BA home with deed-
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184 S. Oak. Street-Indian Pass. 3BR/2BA,
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174 Ponderosa Pine Drive 3 br 2 bath mobile
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Port St. Joe 1302 Woodward Avenue 3
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1916 Forest Park Ave. MLS#97976 House
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Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in
Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will ao'.e er, ligl-.k reli'~-
, tions. The subdivision is located near the Chipola R..er 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#957 11 $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
Doualas Landing. Call Carol Bell for more info @


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


Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices starting
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 Patricid 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


* Treasure Bay-Interior lot, 100'x217'.
MLS#98714 $95,000

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#1 3
240 Pebble Beach Avenue MLS#96871 $250,000
* Park Point, Secluded Dunes Lots starting at
$179,900
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
$199,900.
* Bay front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage on the
beautiful St. Joe Bay. $498,500. MLS#96791. Call
Carol Bell for more information 850-227-9600 or
850-227-4252.


This lot is in the most prestigious area of Cape
San Bias. View spectacular sunsets as well as pristine
beaches from this location. Walking distance from St. Joseph,s
State Park. MLS#98636 $1,100,000
Port St. Joe-297 Plantation Drive-Nice residential lot
in a quite neighborhood. MLS#97460 $64,900

BEACHES

* 408 Nautilus Dr. Seashores S/D St. Joe Beach
SGreat buil $1,fi T 15000
MLS#9769M a E-len 117 Ext 16 or
647-8939
* "Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of
Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront subdivi-
sion buffered from the areas larger developments. But,
enough restricted covenants to have its own sense of flare.
Q07.f000 eanh MLS#95776


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B.J. Turns Two
B.J. Gay celebrated his second
birthday on January 17th in his
back yard with a .tractor party.
B.J.'s mom, sister, Mr. Richard,


paw paw, Granny Kennington,
uncles, aunts, cousins, and many
friends helped him celebrate his big


B.J. is the son of Kellie
Kennington and Bobby Gay. B.J. is


the grandson of Buddy and Sue
Ann Kennington and Robert and
Audrey Gay, all of Port St. Joe.


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


Unit Monthly Tax


Size
6x9
7x9
8x10
8x12
8 x 20


Rent
$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00
$110.00


$ 5.14
$ 5.79
$ 6.37
$ 6.50
$10.40


Total

$ 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


Unit
Size
9.5x8
10 x20
12x16
11 x18


Monthly Tax
Rent
.$ 93.00 $ 6.05


$174.00
$167.00
$172.00


$11.31
$10.86,
$11.18


Note: There is a one time administration fee of $10.00 Rent is due on the 1st
of the month, delinquent after the 5th. Tenant supplies own lock. Open
Sunrise to Sunset. Other times of entry by special permission only.


1 st Lieutenant and Mrs. Charles Anthony Hebert


Couple Exchanges Vows


Christiana Kylene Butler and
Charles Arnthony Hebert were unit-
ed in marriage November 26th in
Patterson, CA by Reverend Steve
Stoppe.
Kylerie is the daughter qf Ray
and Kathy Butler of St. Joe Beach
and Barbara. and David. Dykes of
Port St. Joe. Tony is the son of
Mark Hebert of Panaifa City Beach'
and Terri Talbot of High Point, NC'.


Kylene will complete her regis-
tered nursing' program in
December. Tony graduated from
Texas A&M with a Bachelor Degree
in Business and graduated Top
Gun as an F-15 fighter pilot while
stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base
in 2003. Tony is a 1st Lieutenant
for the U.S. Air Force stationed in
Okinawa, Japan where the couple
had their first Christmas together.


Blood Drive Set Saturday for Richards
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday,
February 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Highland View Fire
Station. At this time, there is a critical shortage of the Red Cross blood
supply and they are askinglor volunteer donations.
Willard Richards was injured in a freak auto accident on the Highland
View .bridge December 30th when a trailer loaded with lumber became
disconnected and hit him head on. Willard is still in critical condition at
Gulf Coast Hospftal He has used-approximately 30 units of blood.
Willard was very active in the Highland View Fire Department for 30
years, serving as fire chief in the past and as president of the fire depart-
ment at the time of his accident.
Please go out and give the gift of life by giving blood on February 7th.
In order to give blood, persons must be at least 17 years of age and weigh
110 pounds; cannot be ill at the time oflthe blood drive; cannot be on
antibiotics; must be cancer free for the past five years; and no tattoos in'
the lastyear.
To sign up, call Sandra Brock at 229-6654 or Margaret Todd at 229-
8441. The Red Cross and the Richards family thank all those who wil I par-
ticipate in advance.



Public Notice


A Public Hearing will be held at the
Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, February 10, 2004
at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public hearing will
be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at
the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearing
will be to discuss and act on the follow-


ing: /
AN


ORDINANCE


AMENDING- THE GULF
COUNTY FIVE-YEAR CAP-


ITAL


IMPROVEMENTS


SCHEDULE, PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ORDI-
NANCE IN CONFLICT
THEREWITH, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The public is encouraged to attend and
be heard on this matter. The Agreement
may also be reviewed at the Building and
Planning Department, Room 301 in the


Robert M.


Moore Administration


..... .

Madeline Ramsey

Madeline Arrives
Madeline Isabella Ramsey was
born November 3rd at 1:46 p.m. at,
Gulf Coast Medical Center. She
weighed eight pounds, two ounces,
and was 20 inches long.
She is the daughter of Robert
and Kelly Ramsey and the grand-
daughter of Helen Carlsten and the
late Gary E. Carlsten and Mike and
Peggy Burkett, -all of' Port St. Joe.
She was welcomed home by her big
sister, McKenzie.

Dwan Hightower at
Books Alive Festival
Dwan G. Hightower, local
author of "Anthrax: The Game", will
be presenting and signing books at
the "Books Alive Festival' of
Reading" oh Saturday, February 7,
9::00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.. and again
at 2:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. CST. The
presentations will be in the
Student Union East Building, sec-
ond floor, Gulf Coast Community
College, Panama City.
The public is invited to join
this author and other authors for A
Festival of Reading. Call 872-7500
for ticket information.


For All Your Office
Supply Needs ...
iStar Piublishin Co.
.(850) 227-1278


Reliable, afturdahke
po ~er for
our comrnuniry
SOC0-S68-366,
800-3 i33.9392


Setting your thermostat one degree higher in the
summer and one degree lower in the winter may save
you money. Call the energy experts at your local electric
cooperative for other ways to save. They can, show you
how to save energy and lower your power bill.


Gulf Coast Sea
A Touchstone Energy r "
Cooperative
www.gcec.com ..


H


Sand The Star
Classroom Subscriptions _STJOE

Provided by Community Foundation


Paie 4Ba The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. February 5. 2004


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Total

$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


B. J. Gay


Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL.
publish: Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 2004


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Commander Steve James of the 43rd AMU and Herman Bell, chief of
community relations, both of Tyndall, spoke to DAR members on Wednesday.


Why Pay More?

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Jake Wants A Home


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Jake, a grown lab mix, already
neutered, $7.00 adoption fee (pic-
tured); Petey, a white, English bull-
dog pup; Shelley, a female boxer
bulldog mix;,,Dudley, a dark brown
male long hair; Mitzy, a friendly
and small female mix.
Princess, white with orange
spots, 18 months old; Marcus, a
tabby. male kitty, six months old;.
Jay Jay, a seven month old black
and white male kitty, neutered;
Gator Bait, a black and white seven
month old male kitty, already
neutered; and a large number of
kittens Please come see!
January Ihelter statistics: 36
dogs adopted| 8 RTO; 13. eutha-
nized; 11 cais adopted; and 21
euthanized. The total number of


ByVirginia Batlurst Beck .: :
Way Back W\Then
I always wanted to write a col-
umn ever since-well-way back
when I wrote a few things, for my
high school gaper. Some people-
let me rephr4se that, at least one
person said,:. "hey, that's good."
Thus, I was encouraged to further
effort and wrote more for both my
high school and college papers,. I
WAS ON MY WAY!
Took A Detour
However, a funny thing hap-
pened on the way to my literary
fame and fortune. You. see, I met
this guy and married him. SIDE-
TRACKED! Soon along came a cou-
ple of "little guys and a doll." FUR-
THER OFF TRACK Every nine I
wanted to reach for my pen it was
time to reach instead for a diaper
for one of my "little guys", or pick
up a load of clothes, or cook a meal
or take my "doll" to ballet lessons.
EXPENSES-EXPENSES
I kept telling myself that I
could wait. My "guys and doll"
wouldn't be young forever. When
they grew up, I promised myself, I
could then fight my way through
the clutter to find my. pen-and I
did. But alas, I used it to write out
job applications as my "gal" was
ready for college and we needed a
little more income for expenses. My
job which was to have lasted a cou-
ple of years stretched into twenty


dogs at the shelter, 22; four in fos-
ter care; 13 cats at the .shelter; and
18 in foster care.
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.

Calling All Boys

to Join Scouts
All boys 11 years old and up, or
half-way through 5th grade, go and
join the Boy Scouts.
: They will meet every Tuesday
at 6:20 p.m. CST, at the fire house
in .Wewahitchka.
For more information, contact
Randy Hightower at 639-4234.


while I used my pen to write out
checks for college tuition, dues, gas
for commuting and retirement
funds.
FINALLY
But as they say, ALL THINGS
COME TO HE WHO WAITS. I final-
ly retired and moved to Texas
where I met this other guy, Bob
McVey, Zapata News owner-editor.'
When I showed him some of my
writing, do you know what he said?
"Hey, that's goodl" With those few
familiar words, he made a friend
for life and I launched my first col-
umn for his paper.
k GOING ON
Now we have moved to Port St.
Joe and I met Willie Ramsey, editor
.of The Star newspaper. When I
showed him my writing, he didn't
exactly say anything earth shak-
ing, but he did hire me. That
means something! Thinking back, I
remember who it was that first
looked at my writing and uttered
the words, "Hey, that's good." IT
WAS MY MOTHER!!
QUOTABLE QUOTES
Well done is better than well
said-First Baptist Church.
It is much easier to THINK
work than to DO it-Maude
Jensen, teacher.
It is better to keep quiet and let
people THINK you are a FOOL than
to open your mouth and PROVE
it-Anonymous.


"THE s s wa.Ks YOU HANDLE IT, THE
LESS YOUR INSURANCE MAY COST."

CALL ME TO FIND OUT HOW SAFE
DRIVERS CAN SAVE.
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AGENCY, INC. Allstate.
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DAR News
The Saint Joseph Bay Chapter
National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution was honored
to have Major Steve James of
Tyndall Air Force Base as the fea-
tured speaker at the regular
monthly meeting held at Sunset,
Coastal Grill on December 21st.
Selected and assisted by Herman
Bell, also of Tyndall, Major James
gave members and guests a slide
presentation showing the superior
attributes of the F/A-22 Raptor.
The F/A-22 is already on base,
with others scheduled to be
brought in at later dates. Due to
sophisticated technological
advances, detection by enemy
radar is virtually impossible.
Copies of several historical
documents were presented to
Major James and Mr. Bell by
Regent Joyce' Faison. Sadie
Gardner also presented them with
her noted and delicious cakes. In
return, members and guests were
each given posters of an artist's
rendition of the famed F/A-22 and
bumper stickers from the' 43rd
fighter squadron.
The arrival of the planes has
initiated a period of training and
expansion and will have a major
positive impact on the local econo-
my.

Sarah Needs Help
Port St. Joe native, seven year
old Sarah Shores, is currently
undergoing chemotherapy at
Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Sarah has been at Shands for
more than two weeks, with both of
her parents at h,er bedside 24
hours a day. With neither parent
able to work at the present time,
bills continue to accumulate. Due
to the present circumstances, an
account has been established for
Sarah at The Bank. Because Sarah
is a minor, the account is in the
name of her mother, Marie Naegele:
"Sarah Shores special account."
Contributions can be made at
either The Bank locations in
Mexico Beach or Port St. -Joe.
Sarah and her parents wish to
thank everyone for the outpouring
of love and support shown by Port
St. Joe and Mexico Beach. They
ask for continued prayer for Sarah.
Special thanks to the following
Mexico Beach businesses for allow-
ing placement of donation jars to
benefit Sarah-all proceeds from
the jars are deposited in Sarah's
account at The Bank: Gulf Foods,
Sharon's Caf6, The Fish House,
Half Shells, Toucan's, Shoreline
Styles, Reagan's Pub and Oyster
Bar, Health Check Incorporated
and The Star.


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


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$250,000. FULLY FURI
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Funding Available to Aid Seniors with Energy Needs


The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida announces the avail-
ability of Emergency Home Energy
Assistance for the EldeilyProgram
(EHEAEP) funds for eligible house-
holds in the following counties: Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon,

Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
The Wednesday night Adinner
menu for February 11th will be taco
salad, pear halves, dessert and tea.
Dinners are served from 4:00 to 6:30
p.m. EST ancrtake out is available.
Call the church office at 647-
5026 to place an order. A donation of
$5.00 per plate is requested. The
church is located at 311 Columbus
Avenue, St. Joe Beach.


Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla,
and Washington. The EHEAEP can
provide assistance for heating crises
relating to the payment of a utility
bill, filling a gas tank, or the repair-

New Life to Host

Valentine Banquet
The Wednesday night dinner
menu for February 11th will be taco
salad, pear halves, dessert and tea.
Dinners are served from 4:00 to 6:30
p.m. EST and take out is available.
Call the church office at 647-
5026 to place an order. A donation of
$5.00 per plate is requested. The
church is located at 311 Columbus
Avenue, St. Joe Beach.


ing.of a heating source. Any service
can not exceed the amount of $300.
The EHEAEP funding will be avail-
able until March 31st.
Eligibility criteria includes, but
is not limited to: 1) at least one per-
son age 60 or older must reside in
the home, 2) the total household
income must not exceed 150% of the
federal poverty level, 3) proof of
income of all household members
must be verifiable, and 4) energy


crises must be verified by an energy
provider.
The EHEAEP can be accessed by
calling the elder helpline at 1-800-
963-5337. Callers will be directed to
the nearest application site and veri-
fication of the criteria for assistance
can be made. For further informa-
tion, call Sherice Simmons,
Information and Referral Specialist,
at (850) 448-0055 ext. 228.


Black History Month to be Celebrated at New Hope


In honor of "Black History'
Month", New Hope Baptist Church,
on Rouse Freeman Road,
Wewahitchka, will sponsor a pro-
gram on Sunday, February 8th, at


3:00 p.m. CST.: Reverend Leon Jones
and the New Hope Family invite
everyone to go, and fellowship xith
them. They thank everyone for their
love and support.


++ + ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

Tlire trie,' i p/ ie r.' 'o 'i.up'i

fIFirst Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California *.648-5776


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)'
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Stady at 6:30 p.m7. .
S Please note, WItim6s em wtraLt'." .':


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


St. Joseph
20th and Monument Ave.
PO Box 820 :Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST


Office
850-227-1417


St. Lawrence
Hwy. 71 North
Wewahitchka


Mass Schedule
Sunday 11.a.m. CST


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ + ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
S 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
d Brent Vickery, Pastor
if. Budd. Caswell Minister of Music & Education
,'ichoel Rogers ',r.Min re,' i Irderit.
Sunday School . . 9:45 ain
taorngn worsg p Ser,;ce 8-30 & 11:00 am
O Discple Training . ; . 6 00 pm
E'.ening Worship : ......... .... 7 00 prr
Wednesday Prayer Meeting' .. ..6:30 pm
Mon-Fr De.otior on 105 5 FM .7 49 am ET


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

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


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


S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
*' 4b 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
US 08 Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. S; teeth Stret
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. c /o"
Adult School ......... .11 a.m. '
*Sunday School -
*Young Children o

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 in worship. God bless you!
SfiastorDavid Ni.ho.ls, Churcht6;4,7,-:5026 Home 769-8725



Church of Christ

A at the Beaches

314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
I, K Sunday Bible Study....................................... 10:00 am EST
1 Sunday W orship.... ........ ..... .. ... 11 00 am EST
I|I1 w | I Wednesday Bible Study ... .. .. ... 7 00 pm EST:
j "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


Port St. Joe
SHwy. 98 : -
Apalachicola ... ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family LiIe Church
a Wewahitchka


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


"Remember, church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:.
^itg1Iant 5Iidn ^ap urti
S 582 Lirii Street Highland View
S Port St. Joe, Florida 52456
(850)227-1506 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
S. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FAPS! NO GlMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUSTLEMING GOPD oCHLIH Hl-:,- Disciple ship Training f ni
Wednesday Prayer 7:0, ,P.m.


S FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FI5 Constitution and2Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724 .:


Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m.


Evening Worship
Wednesday Choir Practice
, All Times are EST


6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of Youth Ministries'
Heather Smith
Director of Children's Ministries
Robin Downs
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


*Electric & Live Worship
*Family/Christian Movies& Drama!
*Study Hall w/InternetAccess!
*The JC Cafe- Featuring: Cappuccino, coffee, and more...!
For more info call us at: .(850)229'9001

Saturday Night Seminars
*There is no seminar scheduled this week*
Feb. 7th @. LABC is Terrorism, Holy War, & the Holy Bible part 2
On Feb. 21st: Homosexuality: What does the Bible say & how do we respond?
(There is no seminar scheduled Sat. Feb. 14th Valentine's Day)

VLABC PowerPoint, By Pastor Bruce R. DutyY
)he Primaries Yes, Caucus time b.ih bcgun and .Primaries are
.,pprug:.-in' i.[ i r nde '. U t it '.'nr. '':ime[mi es, hiweve'er, IL
'seeims Caucuses 'are more like ruckuses and Primaries mIre like ordi-
naries (same old thing).
I hope primaries are not ordinaries in your life...of course, I hope
you don't have any ruckuses or caucuses for that matter. Did you
know you really only need one Primary? His name is Jesus Christ, and
He is Lord. For Him to be primary, He must be your Master.
We are to be careful about only one thing our relationship to the
Lord. He'll take care of the rest. "Do not worry about your life,"' "Be
anxious for nothing," "Trust in the Lord." My primary concern is to be
the sufficient Savior. He makes sure I love and honor my sweetheart
(of course, she makes that pretty easy), teach and train our boys, serve
His church, and more.
He knows your circumstances better than you do. He loves you
more than anyone else does. He knows what is best for you. So,
nmlke your primary concern meeting the Master... Loving, the Lord...
and Serving the Savior. After all, it is primarily about Him!

Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe, FL 32456 229-8691
A community of Worship, Work. and Witness to the glory of God
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 6:00pm .
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
SWorship 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


J 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


Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bqnk Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: ". ,' For'more
Sunday School 9:00 .-. (/ /.\ information:


Worship 1
Small Groups i
Wednesday:,
Night


0:00 \
6:00

7:00


227-1180
www.graceeagles. org


15th Street, Mexico Beach
Italian Dinner-" Fabulous Friday Feast"
Sponsored by the Altar Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Featuring Pasta in our famous "secret" meat sauce, Salad, Dessert & Drink
Friday, February 6, 2004,
Seatings at 4:30 and 6:00 pm, CST
Adults and Take Out -$6.00 in advance; $7 at the Door
Children Under 12-$3.00

Advance Tickets can be purchased at Parker Realty
(On Hwy. 98 in Mexico Beach near the Fish House)
If you are unable to attend your seating, you will be seated on a space avail-
able basis or you can have your meal to take out.



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Scholarship Drive Kickoff


The Bank recently kicked off
this year's fund-raising campaign

FastTrac New

Venture Feb. 14th
FastTrac New Venture will be
offering nine sessions beginning
Saturday, February 14th, at the
Bay County Small Business
Incubator, 2500 Minnesota
Avenue, Lynn Haven from 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST.
This workshop provides train-
ing for starting a business. The fee
is $50.00 for service disabled veter-
ans, $100.00 for all other veterans,
and $250.00 for non-veterans.
For more information, call
(850) 271-1108.

Red Hat "Chit Chat"
The ,Red Hat Society Beach
Belles, headed by Queen Mum, Bev
Aclin, will celebrate Mardi Gras for
their February event. Members
attending the outing, please meet
for lunch at the Cheese Barn on
Harrison Avenue, (directly across
from the Martin Theatre) on
Saturday, February 7th, at 2:30
p.m. CST. Thereafter, the group will
enjoy Mardi Gras festivities includ-
ing the parade at approximately
5:30 p.m. For reservations and/or
further information, call hostess
Marlene Harris at 647-5316.
Check The Star in early March
for the next event, lunch and shop-
ping in Carillon Beach, or call host-
ess Mary Grass at 647-3774 for
further information.

Sea Oats and Dunes

Founders Day '
The members of the Sea Oats
and Dunes Garden Club will be
serving a pot luck luncheon on
Tuesday, February 10th, at 10:00
a.m. CT. They will be serving lunch
in. the meeting room of the Beaches
Fire House on Alabama Street, St.
Joe Beach.
All interested gardeners are
encouraged to go out and join with
other working enthusiasts, share a
meal, and planting projects.

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the web at
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for the Gulf County Scholarship
Committee with a $500 check pre-
sented by bank president Mike
Leonard (right) to Tonya Nixon
(left), treasurer of the scholarship
committee and an employee of The
Bank, and Martha Weimorts (cen-
ter), president of the Gulf County
Scholarship Program.


Thanks From

Senior Citizens
The Gulf County Senior Citizens
wish to thank John Reeves for
donating a new heavy duty wood
rocker for a disabled senior citizen.,
They also want to thank Coldwell
Banker Forgotten Coast Realty for
leasing an emergency responder
unit. This will provide communica-
tions with medical monitoring
within one minute. This disabled
person will be able to live more
securely in their home.
Fish Fry For Sarah
There will be a benefit fish, fry
and barbeque chicken dinner to aid
the family of Sarah Shores on
Saturday, February 7th, at Frank
Pate Park. Diners will be available
starting at 11:00'a.m. and go until
sold out. Donations of $5.00 per
plate are requested. .
Sarah, who is seven, was recent-
ly diagnosed with cancer.


2003 Volunteer of the Year


Juanita Macomber was selected
as the Gulf County Senior Citizen's
Volunteer of the Year for 2003. She
has, devoted hundreds of hours to
the senior citizens working on the
monthly newsletter and the. annual
Miss Valentine Pageant.


OPEN HOUSES

Saturday, February 7

11 a.m-4 p.m.EST


She is being presented with a
plaque from Terry White, Secretary
of the Department of Elder Affairs.
The presentation was made at the
Annual: Area Agency on Aging
Board of Directors meeting in
Tallahassee.


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Mrs. Macomber is also very
active in her church and is always
available to her friends. The Board
of Directors and staff are very
thankful to have such a great vol-
unteer.

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ape San Bias 866 654-0999
arrabelle 800 613-5962
astpoint. 800 409-3204
[exico Beach 866 692-3224
mmons Bayou. 850 229-8001
t. George Island 800 525-4793
. Joe Beach 800 411-3717


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Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty Earns Top Spot


The 2003 results are in, the
tallies have been made, and for the
second year in a row, Century 21
Gulf Coast Realty is the over-
whelming winner in the Gulf
County and Mexico Beach real
estate sales arena. Friday night,
January 30, saw a festive gather-
ing of the area's growing real
estate community fill the
Centennial Building for the black
tie awards event.
According to MLS sta4'stics, as
a company, Century 21 C f Coast
Realty, Inc. successfully closed
322 transactions totaling $59.9
million for the year. The price
range for individual transactions
ranged from $11,000 to $8.1mil-
lion (the largest sale in Gulf
County). The average price for a
property sold by Century 21 Gulf
Coast Realty was $186,002. The
firm was involved in 41% of all
MLS transactions and 34% of MLS
dollar volume for Gulf County and
Mexico Beach.
Individual agents for Century
21 also garnered top awards as
follows:
Platinum Producers-Jay
Rish- No. one in dollar volume in
Gulf county with $25.3 million in
sales and no. one in transactions

Cooks-Get


Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty team at the recent realtors' banquet.


with 159 closed; Mark Schultz-
second runner up in Gulf County
with $16.1 million in dollar vol-
ume; Preston Russ- $14.2 million
in dollar volume.
Gold Producers-Carol Bell-
$8.8 million in dollar volume;
Susie White- $6.6 million in dollar
volume and second runner up in


Your Best


Jay Rish, broker/owner, was
named a Platinum Producer, with
$25.3 million in sales.


transactions with 83 closed.
Additional awards went to
Ellen Allemore (Silver, $4.4 mil-
lion) and Million Dollar Producers
Brenda Miller and "Warren Yeager
with $1.5 million and $1.1 million,
respectively.
Jay Rish, Broker/owner of
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty
added the following. "It is apparent
that this real estate company is
responding to the needs of the
area real estate client. Our goals
are being met because of the best
assembly of real estate profession-
als anywhere, combined with a
local, regional and national mar-
keting program that garners out-
standing results." Rish also added,
" Since our beginning in 1965 it
has 'been this company's contin-
ued mission to provide quality and
professional real estate services. I
am dedicated to using this founda-
tion to build an even stronger
team to offer even better services
in 2004 and beyond."


PUBLIC NOTICE


THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE
APPROVED THE FOLLOWING ANIMAL CONTROL CITATION CHARGES AT
THE REGULAR MEETING ON JANUARY 27, 2004


Gumbo Recipe Ready!


Special Events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. wants to know who
cooks the best gumbo. On
Saturday,' February 21st, begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. CST, a fierce
competition of culinary skills will
determine who's who in the gumbo
cooking arena. The event ends
when all of the gumbo has been
sold.
To add an incentive to the
proposition, a $500 first place cash
prize, a $250 second place cash
prize, and a $100 third place cash
prize will be forthcoming to the
winner, no entry fee will be charged
and a panel of out of town judges
will determine which gumbos excel
in taste.
Entrants, wishing to be includ-
ed in the judging, will be required
to produce two or more gallons of
their specialty gumbo. They will
;! -


also be responsible for bringing
containers and heating devices to
warm their product (crock pots
suggested). The committee will pro-
vide tables, electricity, (please
specify if needed), bowls, napkins,
and utensils for consumption and
the location and crown, Sunset
Park, next to El Governor Motel in
Mexico Beach. The goal is to have
30 entrants this year.
Gumbo from the cookoffwill be
sold by the taste and various size
cups (at varying prices $1.00 to
$10.00) to raise money for Mexico
Beach's Independence Day
Celebration,. Those wishing to par-
ticipate may pick up an application
at the Mexico Beach CDC office, e-
mail lynin@mexicobeach.com or
call 648-8196or, 1-888-723-2546.


Civil
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Penalty
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Penalty
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* Animal Roaming At Large
* Animal Unvaccinated Against Rabies
* Animal Unlicensed
* Tag Not on Animal
* Female in Season Not Properly Confined
* Animal Nuisance
* Cruelty to Animal
* Dangerous or Vicious Animal


* Citation Surcharge


Publish February 5 and 12, 2004


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
AND

NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE WINDMARK BEACH DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County commissioners will hold public hearings and proposes to consider adoption of the following Ordinances with the follow-
ing titles:
An ordinance of Gulf County, Florida amending the Future Land Use Element of the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan pursuant to authority under section
163.3184(7), Florida Statutes, to create Future Land Use Policy 1.7.4, a sub area policy concerning the "Mixed Commercial/Residential" future land use cat-
egory as applied to the WindMark Beach Development of Regional Impact, and amending the Future Land Use Map of the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan
pursuant to section 163.3184(7), Florida Statutes, to provide for a change of land use on approximately 1,940 acres in Gulf County, Florida, from
"Agricultural" and "Residential Low Density" to "Recreation" and "Mixed Commercial/Residential" lying and being a part of sections 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15,
16, 21, 22, 26, and 27 Township 7 South Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, providing for an effective date.

St. Joe Beach












WindMark Beach DRI

Highland View ,

An ordinance of Gulf County, Florida approving issuance of a Development Order by Gulf County, Florida pursuant to Chapter 380, on application for
development approval filed by The St. Joe Company for the WindMark Beach Development of Regional Impact, providing for authorization for a develop-
ment which is now undergoing development of regional impact review pursuant to Section 380.06 Florida Statutes, establishing the rights, conditions and
obligations of the Development Order, providing for an effective date.
The proposed comprehensive plan amendment, land use amendment, application for development approval, supplemental reports, development order, DRI materials and other information con-
cerning these matters may be reviewed at the Gulf County Planning and Building Department, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Blvd., Room 301, Port St. Joe, Florida, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Gulf County Planning Development Review Board will hold public hearings on the proposed comprehensive plan amendment, land use change and the development order at 10:00 A.M.
E.T., on March,16, 2004. The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County will hold final public hearings on the proposed comprehensive plan amendment, land use change and develop-
ment order at 6:00 P.M. E.T. On April 6, 2004. The public hearings on these dates will be held in the County Commission Meeting Room, Robert M. Moore Administration Building, gulf County
Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meeting to be heard regarding the consideration of amendments to the comprehensive plan, and the conditions and obligations for a DRI
development order.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she may need a record of
the proceedings, and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based. publish Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, & 19, 2004














Mardi Gras Gala February 21st


by Carly Johnson
It is time once again to not
only don the sequins, penguin
suits and dancing shoes, but also
to bring out the decorative masks
and beads as the Port St. Joe
Junior Service League transforms
the Centennial Building into the
fourth annual Mardi Gras Gala on
Saturday, Feb. 21.
With twinkling lights and fes-
tive balloons abounding, the ladies
of the service league are inviting
the entire community to attend
and become involved in this year's


celebration.
"Since we began hosting the
Mardi Gras Gala four years ago it
has really become something the
whole community looks forward to
each February," said Carla May,
Junior Service League member.
"We get tremendous feedback each
year as the participant make-up
has grown to include all adult age
groups throughout the area. Also,
all of the ladies work very hard
each year to produce an event that
everyone can enjoy."
:: As the Mardi Gras theme con-


MDA Seeks Volunteers


The Muscular Dystrophy
Association is in search of volun-
teer summer camp counselors.
This year's MDA camp is tentative-
ly scheduled for June 19-25 at
Cape San Bias.
Camp counselors must be at
least 16 years old, and must be
physically able to lift a young per-
son between the ages of six and 21.
Each counselor is assigned to serve
as a companion for a camper who's
affected by a neuromuscular dis-
ease. Counselors help their
campers with daily activities such
as feeding, bathing, dressing, and
in recreational activities with arts
and crafts, swimming, and horse-
back riding.
"Kids with progressive neuro-
muscular diseases look forward to
MDA summer camp year-round,"
MDA Health Care Service
Coordinator Heather Pardue said.
'"Our campers get to experience a
world in which all indoor and out-
door activities are especially adapt-
ed to their abilities. MDA summer
camp offers a feeling of comfort and
freedom, allowing kids to feel at
home in a place where having a
neuromuscular disease .is the
norm.
Pardue also notes that many
counselors copne back'to camp year
after year.
MDA's summer camp program
includes more than 4,000 campers
nationwide, at more than 70 loca-
tions across the country. MDA
offers camp free of charge to the
families it serves.
MDA is a voluntary health
agency dedicated to finding treat-
ments and cures for more than 43
neuromuscular diseases affecting
more than a million Americans.
,,.; ..i btain volunteerr appli.c-.
tion or learn about other ways to
siuppdot MDA's i' tiMr, T aman't pro- -,
.gram, contact the local MDA office
in Tallahassee at (850) 681-6763 or
call the national headquarters at


(800) 572-1717. Information about
MDA's programs can be found at
www.mdausa.org.

Holly Porter Student

Teaching in Missouri
Holly Porter, daughter of Cecil
and Beth Lyons, Port St. Joe, is
currently, student teaching at Sni-
A-Bar Elementary School in Grain
Valley, MO. Holly attends Central
Missouri State University and is
teaching early childhood, kinder-
garten, and first grade special edu-
cation.
Holly, a senior education major
at Central, plans to graduate in
May. She graduated from Port St.
Joe High School in 1990.


Katie Geoghagan

On Presidents List
Katie Geoghagan, of Port St.
Joe, was ,recently named to the
President's List at Mercer
University for the fall 2003 semes-
ter. Katie had to meet rigorous
grade point average standards spe-
cific to the College of Liberal Arts
within the University.
Founded in 1833, Mercer
University has campuses in Macon
and Atlanta as well as three region-
al academic centers.

Equine Coggins Clinic
There will be an equine coggins
clinic on Saturday, February 7th,
beginning at about 9:00 a.m. CST.
The cost is $22.00 per horse for the
coggins and $22.00 per horse for
the, Wesi Nile vacc(:intion per
horse.
Please contact Gulf County
Extension Service at 639-3200 or
229-2909 to have a horse vaccinat-
ed or for additional information.


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tinues to be a draw, party-goers
are also treated to a myriad of
activities under one roof. From
dining on a variety of menu items
chosen especially for the event and
prepared predominantly by league
members, guests can indulge in
the most extravagant of appetizers
to comfort-foods indigenous to the
South. '
Creating an atmosphere remi-
niscent of an upscale Bourbon
Street, this year's event will see
four new gaming tables in addition
to the previous year's attractions of
dancing to the music of Crooked
Shooz and a silent auction with
items up for bid including art,
antiques, dining, vacations, fash-
ion and electronics.
'This i is our largest fundraiser
of the year," May said. "We put a lot
of our hearts, time and energy to
provide a good time for everyone
and, at the same time, raise money
for the most important commodity
we have-our children."
All of the funds raised at the
annual event and throughout the
year stay in the Gulf County com-
munity and go towards league-
sponsored activities. These activi-
ties include, but are not limited to,
cultural enrichment in schools,
Monumental Music, the Gulf
County Junior Miss program and
Kids on the Block, a puppet troupe
that travels to schools performing
skits and plays addressing issues
facing children in this community.
The league has also added a
new- project, a rnnimunity center
offering educational. sports,,and


entertainment activities for chil-
dren of all ages. With the funds
raised, the league's main goal is to'
continue these programs and
enhance them in the future.
"We believe the addition of the
gaming tables, along with the
silent auction, dancing and dining,
will help us achieve the lofty goals
we have ahead of us this year as
well as give another element of
excitement to the evening," May
said. "We really want to increase
the programs we we tan aid in the
area as well as move forward in
creating the new community cen-
ter that is in such high demand for
all of the children in this area.
With help from the community at
this event and others throughout
the year, we can achieve and
exceed all of our goals."
The 2004 Mardi Gras Gala will
begin at 7 p.m. with a one-hour
private cocktail party and silent
auction preview for event spon-
sors, followed by general admis-
sion at 8 p.m. The revelry will then
conclude at 1:00 a.m.
For sponsorship or silent auc-
tion donation information, contact
Carla May at 227-2008 and for
ticket information, contact Polly
Anna Huie at 227-1105 or101
Pickett at 229-6424.


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Tuesday, February'24 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held,
in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The pub-
lic hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes January 20, 2004
.2. Preliminary Plat Approval Jubilation Ashwood Development
Company Parcel ID #6288-001R, # 6288-002R, 6288-003R
& #6288-005R- 24.549 acres in Section 22, Township 9 south,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 73 unit sub-
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4. Final Plat Approval Turtle Dunes Frances Meginnis Booth
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Section 18, Township 9 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida -
a.maximum 13 unit development subject to all development reg-
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5. Small Scale Map Amendment Lacy L. Gray Parcel ID
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South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida;,from Residential to
Mixed Commerical/Residential
6. Development Procedures
7. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI
8. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update .
9. Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision
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A Tribute To Tony .....


By: Barbara Eells, Sea turtle
volunteer/wildlife rehabilitator
I want to write this eulogy, if
you will, for Tony. Tony Redlow
died Friday evening after having
collapsed on Thursday at his home.
He was a friend-a friend and a col-
league. to many people-to those
with whom he worked every day
and to those of us far away. He was
one of those unique people who
never met a stranger-someone
)ou felt you had known forever-a
man, young in age, who possessed
a gentle, caring personality and a
passion for his beloved sea turtles.
Many events happen in every
person's life, opening doors to dif-
ferent explorations. After having
suffered a personal loss, Tony vol-
unteered at the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium in Clearwater, learning
and caring for the marine animals
that arrived for rehabilitation. He
spent many hours, day and night,
making sure the creatures such as
dolphins, sea. turtles and others
received what they needed so that
they might one day be released
back into the wild.
This is where he became
involved with sea turtles-the pas-
sion for them and their environ-
ment. As Allen Foley, his friend and
colleague, said about Tony, "His
quest was to save sea turtles!"
Seven years ago, Tony joined
the staff as a biologist with Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's Sea Turtle Stranding
and Salvage Network of. Florida
Marine Fisheries, Research
Institute in St. Petersburg. There
he began his quest-learning,
working with, educating, teach-
ing,and most of all, sharing his vast
knowledge of sea turtles with all of
us. -
Tony continued to volunteer at
Clearwater Aquarium, and also
worked educating where ever and
when ever he, had a chance-at
nature festivals, at strandings-it
mattered not. He furthered that
education with involvement in
FMRI's Marine Quest and the Great
American Teach-In programs. He,
along with his co-workers, went
into the field to share information
about. sea turtles-he was a great
team member-a player sharing all
he knew about his beloved sea tur-
ties. "He was loved and respected


by all!", said Foley.
Year 20011 If you can remem-
ber, it was December of that year
that the big "Cold Stun of 2001"
took place! Young green sea turtles
and a few other species were
caught in St. Joseph's Bay when
the temps dropped into the 20's
causing the water temps in the bay
to drop into the 40's thus causing a
drop in the.temperature of the bod-
ies of the young sea turtles stun-
ning them so that they were not
able to move, leaving them to float
or become stranded on the flats in


Tony Redlow


the bay.
I had met Tony some months
before the cold stun. We shared a
common need to protect the envi-
ronment for not only sea turtles,
but all wildlife via education. He
also was one of the contacts for
strandings of sea turtles.
Tony was informed of the situ-
ation that we were facing with. our
sea turtles. The next day, Tony was
here in Gulf County. He wanted to
volunteer-he wanted to help-he
wanted to work beside volunteers
searching for and rescuing the


NAP Deadline Feb. 28th


The Farm Service Agency (FSA),
is currently accepting applications
for NAP' coverage. NAP provides
financial assistance to eligible pro-
ducers affected by natural disas-
ters. This federally funded program
covers non-insurable crop losses
and planting prevented by disas-
ters.
Eligible disasters are any of the
following: damaging weather such
as drought, excessive moisture, or
hurricane; an adverse natural
occurrence such as excessive heat
or insect infestations. The natural
disaster must occur before or dur-
ing harvest and must directly affect
the eligible crop.
Applicants must pay a nonre-
fundable administrative fee of $100
per crop, per county. Fees are
capped at $300. per county not to
exceed $900 for farmers with inter-
est in multiple counties. Losses
must be greater than 50 percent of
expected production and coverage
must have been purchased 30 days
prior to the coverage period.
The application closing date is
February 28th for beans, beets,
blueberries, blackberries, can-
taloupes, carrots, celery, chufas,
cucumbers, egg plant, gladioli flow-
ers, muscadine grapes, grass (cen-
tipede, argentine, bahia, coastal
bermuda, common bermuda), col-
lard, mustard and turnip greens,
honeydew, lettuce, browntop millet
hybrid, millet, okra, onions,
pecans, perennial peanuts, peas,


.,peppers, persimmons, potatoes,
pumpkins, radishes. rutabagas,
sorghum, sugarcane. spinach,
squash, sunflowers, sweet corn;
tomatillos, tomatoes, and water-
melons. Failed crops must be
reported within 15 days after the
disaster.
For further information on the
NAP program, please contact the
Calhounr-Franklin-Gulf-and
Liberty County FSA Office at 1.7413
NW Leonard Street, Blountstown,
FL 32424 or call (850) 674-8388 or
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young creatures-so that they
might be saved from sure death.
He, along with his colleagues and
other volunteers played a big role in


this huge stranding of sea turtles.
He remained to continue to coordi-
nate the tagging process at Gulf
World Marine Park and after that,
the necropsing of the dead ones.
This was Tonyl
I want to close this eulogy with
words shared by his close friend


Tammy Summers, St. Joseph's Bay
Aquatic Preserve manager, "I met
Tony during the St. Joe Bay Cold
Stun event and it didn't take us
long during that first 12 hour day
on the skiff, collecting turtles, to
become fast friends. He was a com-
passionate, genuine soul with


kindness and gentleness found in
few hearts today. He will be sorely
missed by the turtles and friends
alike."
"Celebrate we will, for life is
short but sweet for certain," Dave
Matthews Band.
Tony, your spirit lives on!


It Is Time For Pruning Plants


By: Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
Generally, three to four weeks
. after the first good frost, most
plants have gone fully dormant. As
long as we don't. have extended
warm spells, plants will stay in this
resting state, maintaining their
greatest cold hardiness level. It is
the time of the year to do some of
the more stressful things to plants
(transplanting and major pruning),
thus the end of January begins a
busy time in the landscape.
When pruning plants, it has
been shown that healing is
improved if cuts are made just out-
side the swollen area of the.
branch/stem unions (called the
branch collar). Cutting off a branch
flush with the main stem removes
a lot of the hormones that will aid
in the healing process and causes
injury to "stem wood" which
extends out into the .branch. Such
injuries lead to interior rots in the
main truck as time goes oh.
Cutting outside the swollen area
avoids such unnecessary injury.
Studies have shown that prun-
ing paint offers no protection to
plants against the invasion of pests,
and may slow wound healing. For
this reason, pruning paints and
'covering of any sort are no longer
recommended for treating wound
surfaces, just leave them open to
the air. Making that proper cut is
the important factor in rapid post
injury healing.
January is the month when
most people prune back their rose
bushes, if they intend to do so.


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A properly pruned rose bush
should have only three to four

smaller wood should be removed.
Be sure to cut out all canes that
show brown or yellow streaking on
one side. This is the first sign of
"cane dieback" disease that is
capable (with time) of killing the
entire plant.
Grapes are pruned in January
although this is a chore that can be
delayed as late as the first part of
March. There is a "trick" to pruning
grapes properly. If grapes are left,
untrimmed, since they' bear fruit


on the new wood, they form their
fruit farther and -farther from the
main trunk of the vine each year
they go uncut. With time, the
grapes are forming so far from the
main trunk (and its supporting
roots) that they suffer from water
stress and nutritional deficiencies.
They become smaller in size and
there are usually less of them.
To avoid this, grapes are
"renewed" each year through prun-
ing. Doing this without seriously,
reducing production is a skill that
one must give some study to, in
order to understand (see extension
fact sheet HS 763) when pruning
muscadines two branches off the
trunk (one in each direction are
trained to grow down the wire). In
future years, these arms are never
pruned again, but instead the
shoots that come off it are pruned


back so small stubs are left that
have three to five buds on them
that will make the new spring
growth. These spring canes are
allowed to grow out and have
grapes and then next winter those
canes are again cut back to leave
stubs with three to five buds on
them. With this type of pruning
and with time, these permanent
arms look like the antlers on a
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Celebrates

100th Day
The 100th day of school is a
great time for a math celebration
that is a fun way to teach basic
math concepts to children. It is
celebrated at many different grade
levels, but is most commonly cele-
brated in grades K 2.
Anticipation builds as classrooms
count each day they go to school
until they reach the 100th day. On
the 100th day, the whole class or
school celebrates. Depending on
what activities are taught, chil-
dren may learn math concepts
including counting, sorting, meas-
uring, sequencing, graphing, clas-
sifying, etc.
Several classes at


Wewahitchka Elementary School


Aquatic Classes at GCCC


The Wellness and Athletics
division of Gulf Coast Community
College will offer the following
warm water recreation exercise
classes in the GCCC hydrotherapy
pool from March 3rd to May 6th,
Monday through Thursday:
Adult Warm Water Recreation
Exercise-This class is designed to
introduce students .to hydrody-
namic principles and accepted
forms of warm water exercise such
as Ai Chi, Yoqua and Watsu. The
benefits will include improved
range of motion, flexibility relax-
ation abilities and social interac-
tion. The class is not designed to
increase aerobic performance and
swimming skills are not required.
The average water temperature
will be 92-94 degrees. The'classes
will meet at 11:00 a.m. to 11:50


a.m. CST and are limited to six
persons. The cost is $160.
Youth Warm Water Recreation
Exercise-This class is designed
for children who may have a diffi-
cult time with normal land or
water exercise. The benefits will
include improved range of motion
and flexibility, early development
of coordination, improved self-
confidence, relaxation abilities
and social interaction. This class
is not designed to increase aerobic
performance and swimming skills
are not required. The classes will
meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
CST and are limited to six individ-
uals.
For additional information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at 872-
3832.


Hospice Children's Grief Workshop


Gulf Coast Community
College will host Covenant
Hospice's "Children Grieve, Too"
workshop on February 11th, from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST in the
Gibson Lecture Hall in the
Student Union East building on
campus.

GCCC's Culinary Classic
Held in February.
Gulf Coast Community
College's Culinary Classic, which
has traditionally been held in the
latter part of September will take
place February 19th.
This gastronomic classic
showcases area restaurants by
providing the public with samples
of items typically found on restau-
rant menus, as well as the chefs
special creations. Entertainment
will be provided. Tickets are $30 in
advance and $35 at the door. To
purchase advance tickets call 872-.
3879.
For additional information,
call 872-3846.

Oops! WES Honor
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inadvertently left off the
Wewahitchka honor roll.
Congratulations to Shawn Moore,
All A's and B's and Dalton Lowery,
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The one day workshop is
designed for individuals who work
with bereaved children and want
to learn more. The scheduled
speakers are nationally recognized
speakers and workshop presen-
ters, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, who
have authored and edited more
than 150 books for grieving chil-
dren and adults. The Johnsons
are co-founders of the Centering
Corporation, the nation's oldest
bereavement resource center.
Two breaks will be offered
during the day in which partici-
pants may purchase books,
videos, emotion dolls and other
resource materials for bereaved
children. The cost for the seminar
is $50.
For additional information,
contact Sherrie Whitley at 872-
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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
In compliance with the,National Environment Policy Act, Eglin Air Force Base announces the availability of a
draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for RCS 02-852 and 03-190, Cape San
Bias Towers Project at Eglin AFB, Fla., for public review and comment.
The Proposed Action includes the installation and operation of a 500-foot tall antenna tower and a 95-to 150-
foot-tall calibration target tower at Cape San Blas. The Proposed Action also includes internal renovations to an
existing structure, Building 9982, to serve as a support structure for the 500-foot-tall tower, and removal of an
existing 230-foot-tall-tower. The proposed 500-foot-tall-tower site, Building 9982, and the existing 230-foot-tall
tower are situated at Test area D-3. The calibration target tower would be situated at FM1C Hill, approximate-
ly 4,500 feet to the northeast of Test Area D-3. A No-Action Alternative, under which no tower installation,
building renovation, or tower removal activities would occur, was also considered.
Your comments on this draft EA are requested. Letters or other written or oral comments provided may be pub-
lished in the Final EA. As required by law, comments will be addressed in the Final EA and made available to the'
public. Any personal information provided will be used only to identify your desire to make a statement during
the public comment period or to fulfill requests for copies of the final EA or associated documents. Private
addresses will be compiled to develop a mailing list for those requesting copies of the final EA. However, only the
names and respective comments of respondent individuals will be disclosed. Personal home addresses and phone
numbers will not be published in the Final EA.
Copies of the draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact may be reviewed at the Gulf
County Public Library, 110 Library Road, Port St. Joe, Fla,. Copies will be available for review from Feb. 5
through Feb. 19,' 2004. Comments must be received by Feb. 22, 2004.
For more information or to comment on this proposed action, contact: Mr. Mike Spaits, AAC/EM-PAV, 501 De
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"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
W ewahitchka

Elementary
School


By: Lori Price
Wewahitchka Elementary
School recently held its annual
sixth grade science fair. Every sixth
grade student was required to enter
a project in one of several scientific


Donald Brake, Sr.
Donald Wayne Brake, Sr.
"Capt. Donnie", 40, of Overstreet,
passed away Wednesday, January
28th. He was a lifelong resident of
Gulf County and was of the
Church of God faith.
Donnie was an employee of
Gulf County for the past 16 years
working as a heavy equipment
operator. He loved his family,
friends, fishing, hunting, and .rac-
ing.
Survivors include his wife,
Teresa Brake, "Stubby"; a son,
Donald Wayne Brake, Jr.; a daugh-
ter, Mylissa Leigh Brake; and his
parents, Donald and Elizabeth
Brake, all of Overstreet; his grand-
mother, Fannie Mae Sapp of
Blountstown; his mother-in-law,
Edna Barber of Navarre; his broth-
ers and sisters, Larry Brake and
wife Patty of Hosford, Sherry Brake
Smith and husband Bruce of
Highland View, Bruce Brake and
wife Gloria of Abe Springs, Charles
Brake anid wife Jennifer of White
City, Frankie Linton and wife
Joyelle, and Archie Linton and wife
Jamie of Wewahitchka; also
numerous aunts, uncles, coilsins,
other relatives and countless
friends.
Funeral services were 'held.
Saturday, January 31st at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church in
Port St. Joe, with the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed at Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Rufus Winston
Roberts, M.D.
lv'Smton Roberts. passed-.'


fields. The science fair project is the
culmination of hard work and per-
sistent investigation. It affords a
young scientist the opportunity to
share their interests with parents,
relatives, neighbors, and teachers


away on February 2nd, in Panama
City, where he resided at the Bay
Crest Nursing Center with Pat, his
wife of 59 years. He is survived by
his wife, Patricia Moore Roberts;
daughter Trish Petrie; daughter
Shelley Britton and husband,
George; son Judson Roberts and
wife, Jeanette; grandchildren
George Britton, Chris, Lainie, and
Shelley Petrie, Dennis and Nick
Roberts; and great-grandchildren
Emma and Taylor Britton.
Winston was born August 9,
1916 in Birmingham, Alabama. He
graduated. from Phillips High
School in Birmingham,. Duke
University, and Duke University
Medical School in 1940. Winston
served as a flight surgeon and chief
medical officer in the Pacific in
World WVar II from 1942 to 1945,
primarily in the Ellice Islands. He
flew ten missions, achieved the
rank of Captain and was awarded
the Purple Heart, Air Medal, and
Silver Star.
He became head of the
Department of Ophthalmology at
North Carolina Baptist Hospital
(Winston-Salem, N.C.) in 1947, and
was named Chief of Ophthalmology
of Bowman Gray Medical School
(Wake Forest University) in 1948.
He was also a member of the Eye
Study Group and a Fellow of the
American Academy of
Ophthalmology. In 1975, Winston
and Pat moved to Hilton Head, S.C.
where he helped start the Hilton
Head Hospital and served as head
of the Ophthalmology Department
until his retirement.
A celebration of Winston's life
will be held for family and friends
on Sunday afternoon. February
29th. at Trish's bed and breakfast,
the Turtle Beach Ion, Port 5l.,Joe.
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Roger Sylvester. Back row, left to right, Kaleb Price, Chris Peak and Dakota
Ake. I 1


as well as the chance to be inter-
viewed by the judges and others
with scientific interests.
The opportunity, significantly
contributes to the education of stu-
dents in the thinking process of for-
mulating the project and actually
doing the experiments. It may
mean the beginning of a life-long
fascination with science. Doing a
science project provides an oppor-
tunity for students to: learn and
practice science process skills, fos-
ter imagination and creative
thought, develop organizational
skills, work independently as well
as in a gtoup, enhance communi-
cation skills, meet others interested
in science study, earn recognition
for academic excellence, and win
awards and special awards or earn
an expense paid trip.
The future, it is said, lies in sci-
ence, mathematics, and technolo-
gy. For those with the interest, tal-
ent, and ability, there are opportu-
nities and exciting careers. It is a
future that seeks to improve lives of
people, to increase .their productiv-
ity, to expand their minds, and to
extend their potential.
We would like to thank those
teachers, volunteer judges, and
parents who worked to make the
recent fair an enormous success.
We would especially like to thank
the student participants, each of
whom is a, winner in their own
right.
Join us in extending congratu-
lations to the winners:
Overall winners: Laurel Manor,
first; Kajeb Price, second; and
Summer Henry, third.
Earth science winners: Cody
Wade. first: Shelby Nowell. second;
Pnd oger Sylvester. Ltird.,


Physical science winners:
Kaleb Price, first; Chris Peak, sec-
ond; and Dakota Ake, third.
Life science, winners: Laurel
Manor, first; Summer Henry, sec-
ond; and Ryan Walding, third. '
Honorable mention awards:
Tabitha Ward, Dylan Peterson,
Grant Rish, Lacey Brownell, Katie
Kerrigan, and Megan Russell.


Overall winners: left to right, Laurel Manor, Kaleb Price, and
Summer Henry.


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Peacebuilders of the Week Jan. 26-30
Front row, left to right, 1st grade, Brandi Barnes; Kindergarten, Madison
Wilson. Back row, left to right, 5th grade, Catherine Cordova; 4th grade, Alex
King; 3rd grade, Mackenzie Wood; 2nd grade, Jared Cadorna. Not available
for picture, Pre-K, Christian Robinson.


By: Micah Dodson
What is happening out there?
Well, at Port St. Joe High School we
have a few things to think about.
Beginning with the fact that we
only have four months left. of
school. Seniors, your $40.00 pay-
ment for the senior trip was due
February 3rd. I hope you all got
that in. The next payment will be
due March 3rd.
Also, the Monument Staff has
a limited number of spaces avail-
able for senior baby advertise-
ments. Prices range from $60 to
$250. Call Mrs. Clayton at 229-
8251 to inquire about this.
If you are a parent and have a
ninth grader at Port St. Joe High
School, there will be a meeting on
Monday, February 9th, beginning
at 5:30 p.m. in the media center.
Information will be given to parents


to promote academic success by
reviewing policies on grades, pro-
motion/retention, and student
responsibility. Explanations of the
FCAT test, athletic participation
requirements, and other important
issues will also be addressed.
Parents and ninth grade teachers
will be able to express ideas to
address these concerns. If you are
a parent or guardian of a ninth
grade student at Port St. Joe High
School, please make every effort to
be at the meeting. Your involve-
ment will assist in the success of
our students.
Good luck to the boys and girls
basketball teams. Everyone needs
to go out and support them. Also
the boys have begun their baseball
practice. It is about time to head
out to the fields to support the
baseball and softball teams.


News Column Faith
Christian School


The FCS magazine sales pro-
motion began Monday, February
2nd. All booklets should be

Insurance Agents
Course at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College's Office of Lifelong
Learning has announced the avail-
ability of classes for insurance
agents, to be conducted from
February 19th through April 23rd,
Tuesday and Thursdays, from
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST.
The courses meet the state-
required pre-licensing criteria for
prospective property and casualty
("general lines") insurance agents.
Students must complete the 200-
hour class with a 70% average or
better, in order to sit for the state
exam. The fee for the course is
$1,099, plus textbooks. Financial
aid is not available.
For more information, call
(850) 872-3823, or 1 (800) 311-
3685, ext. 3823. or visit
'http://lll.gulfcoast.edu/bit.


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Indian Pass Raw Bar.- this place has
,captured the market on "unique dining".
The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi4elf service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
mention Great Food). This is,a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Closed Sunday & Monday


returned to the homeroom teacher
by tomorrow, February 6th. Thank
you for taking the time to fill in the
names and addresses.
Marsha Dunlap, a missionary
with EurAsian Baptist Mission
serving in/ Moldova and
Transnister in Eastern Europe,
spoke in our chapel programs for
kindergarten through fourth grade
and fifth, through tenth grade.
Miss Dunlap is a friend of Mary
Graham, who taught first grade
here at Faith Christian. Mrs.
Graham was happy to visit the
school with Miss Dunlap.,
The workday last Saturday
was a success and a great time of
fellowship as well as, the achieve-
ment of goals. Much as accom-
plished to improve the area in and
around the school. A sincere
thank you to all who were
"helpers"-moms, dads, friends
and students. A special thariks to
Ricky Barfield and Micky Johnson
for spending part of Friday and all
of Saturday tackling the biggest
projects.
Don't forget that Monday,
February 16th is President's Day.
Teachers and students will have a
holiday.


Peacebuilders of the Week Feb. 2-6
Front row, left to right, 1st grade, Illianna Maestri; Kindergarten,
Cheyann Brewer; Pre-K, Kyle Nicodemus. Back row, left to right, 5th grade,
Charlotte Murnan; 4th grade, Ashton Davis; 3rd grade, Caitlyn Thursbay; 2nd
grade, Katelyn Brake.


MTLPHIN NEWS

;. .PORT ST. JOE
;.,- MENTARY SCHOOL


Blood pressure up? Ready to
run away from home? Kids on your
last nerve? Learn how to live with a
tough kid in peace and harmony. A
free parent workshop, "Living with
a Tough Kid" will be held on
Monday, February 9th, from 6:00-
8:00 p.m. in the Port St. Joe
Elementary School media center.
For more information, please con-
tact Jennifer Burns at 229-1330.
All fourth graders will take the
Florida Writing test on Tuesday,
February 10th. Parents, you can
help. Your child needs to get plenty
of rest, eat a nutritious breakfast,
arrive at school by 7:50 and bring
#2 pencils. Please encourage your
child to do their best.
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Tuesday, February 10th. If you
would like to schedule a

PSJ 9th Grade

Parent Meeting
On Monday, February 9th,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the media
center of Port St. Joe High School,
there will be a meeting for all ninth
grade parents to attend.
Information will be given to par-
ents to promote academic success
by reviewing policies on grades,
promotion/retention, and student
responsibility. Explan-ations of the
FCAT test, athletic participation
requirements, and other important
issues will also be addressed.
Parents and ninth grade teachers
will be able to express ideas to
address these concerns.
Parents or guardians of ninth
grade students should make every
effort to be at the meeting as their
involvement will assist in the suc-
cess of their students.

Band Booster

Meeting Feb. 5th
There will be a band booster
meeting on Thursday, February
5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Port St. Joe
High School band room. All parents
are encouraged to attend.

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Supply Needs .
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parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Our fourth grade is selling car-
nations for $1.00 to be delivered to
your child's classroom on Friday,
February 13. If you would like to
order carnations, please complete
the order form sent home.
School will not be held on
Monday, February 16th in obser-
vance of President's Day.
Many coats and eyeglasses
have been found. Please check in
the front office.
A magic show will be held in
the Port St. Joe High School gym
on Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00
pm. Discounted advanced tickets
are available at Port St. Joe
Elementary, Middle and High
Schools. Students will be admitted
free with a paying adult.

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1989 Ford Crown Vic. Very
dependable car. Looks and
runs great. 639-6149.
$1,500 firm. tfc2/5
1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme,
one owner, 4 door, AT, AC,
V6, low miles, mint. $3400.
960-4464. : ltc2/5
1999 Olds Intrigue GLS, AT,
AC, 4 door, sunroof, leather.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc2/5
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXI
Convertible. One owner, like
new, loaded, beautiful
amethyst color with black
top. Asking $8,600. Call Bill
at 648-8362 (Mexico Beach).
2tp2/5
2002 Nissan Frontier. 4 door,
bed cover, 30,000 miles, one
owner, 5 speed, V6, must
see. $13,900.960-4464.
ltc2/5
1996 Ford Taurus. 4 door,
AT, AC, V6, clean, depend-
able. $2600. 960-4464.
ltc2/5
2001 Toyota Rav-4 L, 49k
miles. Am/frnm/cd/cass.
Privacy glass, new tires,
cruise, very clean, hard tire
cover, excellent conditionI!
13,500. Call or iv. msg. 647-
1604. 2tpl/29
2000 Pontnc Grand Am, 4
door..T. Ak(. lo. nuiles, one
owner, $5950 960-4464.
ltc2/5
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, AT, AC, V6, excel-
lent condition. $4450. 960-
4464. ltc2/5
1996 Ford F250, ext. cab,,
4WD, excellent shape.
$9,500 call Phil 227-2112.
tfcl2/18,
1999 Chevrolet full size
Premiere. conversion van.
Loaded!: One owner. $7950.
960-4464. ltc2/5
.1972 VW Super Beetle
Convertible, Karmen Edition.
Excellent condition, must
see. $4450,. 960-4464. ltc2/5
1981 Buick Regal. AT, AC,
perfect condition through-
out, $2500 obo. 648-6723.
2tpl/29


Needa an extra' $36,000 a
year? Vending route for sale.
50 high traffic locations. Cost
$5000. 1-800-568-1392 or
www.vendingthatworks.com.
2tc2/5

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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. $15,000. 850-229-1352.
4tcl/22
1987 Toyota Celica, 2 door,
AT, AC, low miles, excellent
condition, clean, dependable.
$2600. 960-4464. ltc2/5
2001 Toyota Echo. 4 door, 5
speed, AC, CD, one owner,
50,000 miles. Mint condition,
must seel $6450. 960-4464.
ltc2/5
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
1993 Mazda Miata hardtop
convertible. 5 speed, AC, one
owner, mint condition, must
see. $5450. 960,-4464.
,ltc2/5
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 4x4, AT, AC, 4.0 '6
cyl., one owner, 70,000
miles. Mint condition. $4950.
960-4464. tc2/5
1994 Chrysler Concord. 4
door, AT, AC, V6, clean,
dependable. $2400. 960-
4464. ltc2/5





.1994 12' Sea Nymph, 84p
Evinrude motor, galvanized
trailer, never been in salt
water, includes accessories.
$1500 229-2748. Itcl/25
1995, 23.5,-Hunter sailboat.
New motor, new trailer and
sails. 6,000. 2tpl/29
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 .litlh l'99S10HP"
Johnsonh motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12


BUINS


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
Warehouse rental space
available. Great for storage or
business. 1000 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcll/6
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6/S
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
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport &'laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-'
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc6/5


2BR/ 1.5BA mobile home,
fenced yard, water, sewer
trash, and cable tv incl.
$550/mo., $350 sec. dep. No
Pets. 648-5229. ltp2/5
Park Model for rent
1BR/1BA loft, washer and
dryer, water and garbage inc.
Single or couple, No pets.
$450/mo, $450 sec. dep. 6
mo. lease. Located at 337
Atlantic St. St. Joe Beach.
850-647-5120 leave msg.
2tp2/5
Commercial- Residential
1200 sq. ft. all new 1004 Hwy
98 Mexico Beach. Long Term.
Call 647-2570. 2tp2/5
In Wewa 2BR/1BA mobile
home in small park. 325/mo.
and sec. dep. 639-5721.2tc2/s
For rent- furnished mobile
home 14x70 Simmons
Bayou. CH&A 229-6495.
ltp2/5
Beautiful, 'recently remodeled'
3BR/2.5BA furnished; 2000
sq. ft. Victorian home in Gulf
Aire (St. Joe Beach) No Pets -
$1250/mo plus sec, dep. and
utilities. 850-942-2629. tfc2/5
3BR/2BA completely remod-
eled mobile home with 12x24
storage building and carport.
Sits on 2 lots near Dead
Lakes Lodge. Appliances,
water and gas inc. $475/mo
with deposit. References
required. 229-7738 after
5:00. 2tp2/5
BAYFRONT COMMERCIAL
OR RESIDENTIAL
Simmons Bayou location
great for restaurant, real
estate, outfitter, etc. 2000 sq.
ft. heated, 2000 sq. unheat-
ed. $1700 per monthly 227-
72347. 3tp2/5
In Wewa RV and mobile
home lots for rent. $100/mo
inc. water and sewer. 639-
5721. 8tcl/29
Unfurnished 2BR/Posso ,
3/11BA' blkoclk(home; large
fenced in yardY Petsd allowed
$600 per month. Deposit of
$500 Call 850-227-9720
after 5:00 p.m. 2tpl/29
For rent RV spaces in Oak
Grove, full hookups, 229-
8959. Leave message.
4tpl/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
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


For Sale Frigidaire refriger-
ator. Excellent cond. $100
firm. Call 229-6433 for more
info. ltp2/5
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7





Friday and Saturday Feb 6-
7th 8am-3pm. An in house
sale on all items marked. 432
Iola St. Oak Grove. ltp2/5
Yard Sale 115 Coronado
Street. St. Joe Beach.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Computer Desk,
Entertainment Center, 1995
Geo Prizm, and much more.
right behind the Coronado.
Apts. 647-2976. ltp2/5
Feb 7th 8-1. Furn. toys,
clothes, misc. 4221 Hwy 71S
in Honeyville. ltp2/5
Saturday Feb. 7th 8-12.4
Furn. clothes, toys, misc.
818 Marvin Ave. ltp2/5





Toucan's Dishwashers and
cooks needed. Apply 10-4
Mon Fri. No phone calls
please. 812 Hwy 98. Mexico
Beach. ltc2/5
Steve Brants Roofing Inc. is
looking for experienced
roofers and laborers. Driver's
license helpful.. Please call
(850)229-6326 call between
8:00-5:00 Mon-Fri. tfc2/5
Receptionist needed 25 30
hrs- flexible, Simons Bayou
area. Start immediately. Call
Debbie at 648-1010 2tc2/5
Hiring framers must have
some experience. Some:tools-
required: Call John at 814-
5036 (days) or 639-4517
(nights). 2tpl/29
Scallop Cove BP, out on,
Cape San Blas Road is look-
ing for a full time cashier.
This is a permanent position.
Hourly pay begins at $7.50
an hour with an opportunity
to make $9.00 an hour with
proven ability. Medical bene-
fits available. Apply in person
at 4310 Cape San Blas Rd.
Reliable transportation a
must and cashier experience
is desired. Must be depend-
able and honest. 3tp 1/29
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


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. itpl/s1

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
850-22:3-8244
tfcl/15
Stock Clerk & Customer
Service Rep needed for the
office supply division of The
Star. Pick up an application
at 209 Reid Ave. No phone
calls. Health insurance and
paid holidays offered.tfcl,/15
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Assoc4 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,,, gFDLE background
check, tfcl/15
Day laborer needed.
$8.00/hr Call 229-6962 or
227-5340. 2tpl/29

Unskilled Labor 18 or
older, FL Driver Licenses,
Heavy lifting, Christian need-
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advancement a must. Call
850-722-6368. Leave a mes-
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Experienced cook wanted -
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tfcl/1


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please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfclo/30


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TRADS & ERVCE


PINE RIDGE APTS., CLOCK REPAIR
Old or Nov Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
125 Venus Dr., 648-5165
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
For Rent GULF SHORE
1, 2 &3 STORAGE
bedroom apts.
Central heat and air 201 Desota
On-site Management St. Joe Beach
Carpeting Laundry facilities
also boat & camper storage

Voice/TrY Access 899-3665
S711-850-227-7451 tcl/8

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/ MINI-STORAGE \

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a5x1 0 10x10 10x20 Renovation
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Phone/Fax
Week O
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*Private Parties Holidays
Weddings Special
Occasions Company Parties

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Refinishing. We do it ALL from
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FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031


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O i 8 Reid Ave. Street, Pot St Joe, F
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

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329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
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A & R Fence Tax Returns A Specialty
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850-229-1040 P ..
850-227-5909
Mexico Beach
Pub crawls to Panama City and Beyond
Gambling Junkies to Biloxi and Beyond
Weddings, Proms, Dates and Funerals
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Blue sofa 91 in. Very good,
cond. Asking $100 obo. Call
229-6886. ltp2/5.
For Sale 1 refrigerator w/ice
maker. Excellent cond. $100.
227-7415 ltp2/5













THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2004 PAGE 15B



FLBBAR NO.T2489IACENS O EROA RPE


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

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

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 doc12 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
starramsey@gtcom.net tfc10/2

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







Notice Lady who left quilts
with yellow backing at quilt
store please call Von 227-
9880, ltc2/5






ProForm Exercise Cycle.
Model 985R, Excellent condi-
tion, bargain priced at $150.
Call Bill at 648-8362 (Mexico
Beach) 2tp2/5

For Sale: Automatic hospital
bed, heavy duty, hoover-
round, lift chair. All in good
condition. Call 8W-6695.
2tpl/29

Golf Cart Yamaha Electric
Exc. Condition 648-6491.
ltp2/5

For Sale 4 Michelin tires
P215/70/15xR4 one mount-
ed on a time for 89 thru 91
Lincoln Towncar. $50.00 or
best offer. 850-229-8642
2tpl/29

Heater Natural gas, com-
pact wall hanging style.
18,000',rfi"'s almost ritv:."
Also two 10.5x104,l., tirYes
and Chevy wheels. 2tpl/29

Horse Boarding
Stall or Pasture
Jobie Barfield
850-639-3600
6tcl/22


Several 3 compartment utili-
ty sinks, bar sinks, s/s work
tables, dish tables, slicers,
mixers, dish machine, con-
vection ovens double and
single, ranges, grill, char-
broiles 40 and 80 lb fryers,
chairs, tables, pizza ovens,
sandwich make-up units,
single, 2 and 3 door coolers
and freezers, walk-in coolers
and freezer bottle coolers,
refrigerated base work tops,
hoods and fans, ice
machines, shelving. Lots and
lots of misc. smallwares to
many to list. We also buy
used restaurant equipment
for more information please
call 850-785-1568. ltc2/5

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






Land Home Packages: Ready
to move in, Springfield and
Bayou George. 4BR/2BA on
acre lot, 4BR/2BA on 2 acre
lot, 3BR/2BA on city lot.
$500 down and payments
starting at $585 per' mo.
WAC.
5 Used Homes For Sale
16x80 $23,900, 28x70 -
$39,900, 28x76 $44,900,
28x76 $38,900, 28x52 -
$29,900, 12x56 $2000 and
you pull it. All Homes Except
12 wide will be set up and
delivered, with a/c. Call
Vance at 850-763-4266.
ltc2/5







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

Best deal from Panama to
Eastpoint. 1200 ft from the
gulf. Nice comer lot with new
septic, and older trailer
$76,500. 227-9115.4tpl/15

S204-, Hwy.: 98 MB. .Cute
-,.update beach cottage across
from dedicated beach. 2
screen porches and elevated
sundeck, new 3 car garage
$425,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty 800-239-4959 or 850-
527-2560. tfcll/6


Howard Creek. dilapi-
dated fixer upper 4-
room shack on beautiful
heavily wooded high and
dry corner on Shellcrak
and Turkey. $40k or best
offer. 763-6815 3


Howard Creek 3 lots $42,000
for all. Will sell separately.
Howard Creek 14 Lots
$84,000 for all. Platted but not
recorded.
Laird Bayou! 500 ft. on
water, 3+ acres, house, dock, lift,
well, $549,900.
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate, Inc.,
Don Yarbrough 648-4618.
4p1/22

House in Wewahitchka on 2
lots. 436 N. Hwy 71. $85,000
for all or will divide. Call
Andy (850)227-1133 tfcl/29

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

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

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

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



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


Household Chores Plus
"no job too small"
Designed to meet all your
needs from cleaning your
house to weeding your gar-
den. Ironing services avail-
able. SPECIAL: Spring clean-
ing and window washing.
15% Discount for our seniors
over sixty-five.
References & Experience
227-7723
2tp2/5

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
8tp1/22







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF T1IE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 04-04 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
EUNA SPOONER GIBSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ESTATE:
The ancillary administration- of the
estate of EUNA SPOONER GIBSON,
deceased, Case No. 04-04 PR. is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for GULF
County, Florida, Probate Division, the.
address of. which Is Gulf County
Courthouse, Probate Division,' 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name and address
of the ancillary co-personal respresen-
tatives and the co-personal representa-
tives' attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a-
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first'
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON
THEM.
-All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is 1/29/04.
/s/ KATHY FOX
P.O .Box- 125
Donalsonville, GA
/s/ LEONARD SPOONER
145 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29701


ANCILLARY CO-PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVES
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. FOURTH STREET
P.O. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0350583
ATTORNEY FOR ANCILLARY CO-PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVES
publish: Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY: FLORIDA
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM T. KEY
Deceased
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 04-05-PR
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND. ALL OTHER PERSONS
INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the adminis-
tration of the Estate of WILLIAM T.
KEY, deceased, File Number 04-05 PR,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division,
1000 Fifth Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, the address of which is the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida. The Personal Representative of
the Estate is. GAIL ZIMMPcRMAN,
whose address is 611 S. 6th Street,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The
name and address of the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required, WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the
above Court a written statement of any
claim or demand they may have. Each
claim must be in writing and must.
indicate the basis for the claim, the
name and address of the creditor or his
agent or attorney and the amount the
claim is contingent or unliquidated, the
nature of the uncertainty shall be
state. If the claim is secured, the secu-
rity shall be described. The claimant
shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk
to mail one copy fo the Personal
Representative. All persons interested
in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may
have that challenges the validity of the
decedent's Will, the qualifications of
the Personal Representative, or the
venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
DATED THIS 2nd day of January,
2004.
/s/ J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
(850) 674-5481
FLORIDA BAR #282359
COUNSEL FOR PERSONAL REP.
/s/ GAIL ZIMMERMAN
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM T. KEY
publish: Jan. 29 & Feb. 5,-2004
Notice
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends to dispose of the per-
sonal property described below to
enforce a lien imposed on said proper-
ty under the Self Storage Facility Act
statutes (section 83.801-83.809).
The undersigned will dispose of said
property _no later than. February 7,
20Q4. Property is located at St. Joe,
RentAll, Inc.-70' 1 i ot r.,r- Firt iS.
Joe, Gulf County, Florida.
Name Unit# Description
of Property
Pat Hayes 2 Misc. Furnishings
& personal property
Henritta Misc. Furnishings
Pollock 3 & personal property
Henritta Misc. Furnishings
Pollock 80 & personal property


Vivian Misc. Furnishings


Vivian Misc. Furnishings
Harris 44 & personal property
Barbara Misc. Furnishings
Bryant 53 & personal property
publish Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. 2004
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahitcka will accept bids
to "Bench Rebuild Transmission for
1978 Ford Panel Van, Transmission to
be picked up and delivered back to the
City of Wewahitchka Maintenance
Yard. All materials and labor must be
furnished and warranty must be spec-
ified. All bids must be marked
"SEALED BID" and must be received
by the City Clerk prior to 4:00 PM (CT)
on Friday, February 6, 2004. Bids will
be opened during the Regular City
Commission meeting on Monday,
February 9, 2004.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
publish: Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 2004
RFP-FLORIDA BEST PROGRAM
The Gulf County School Board
requests proposals from Gulf County
businesses to allow the operation of a
business and education partnership
school in facilities owned or operated
by the business. Interested businesses
should refer to "Florida Business and
Education in School Together Program-
2003 Senate Bill 30 A" and contact
Jerry Kelley, Superintendent of School
for additional information. Proposals
are to be submitted in writing to the
Gulf County School Board, 1-50 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in
a sealed envelope clearly marked with
"BEST." The deadline for receiving pro-
posals is March 29, 2004 by 10:00 AM,
ET.
publish: February 5, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 04-01-PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
ARLEY TOMBLIN HARTLEY.
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the ESTATE OF
ARLEY TOMBLIN HARTLEY, deceased,
File Number 04-01-PR, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and his attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST1PUBLICATION OF THIS
NO'HOE i\..
ALL'CLAIMS ANDDEMANDS NOT'SO
FILED WILL BE FORIFVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 5, 2004,
/s/ S. RUSSELL SCHOOL
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211


FL BAR NO. 0224839 /
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE
/s/ GARY THOMAS PITTS
1908 Forest Park Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
publish: Feb. 5 & 12, 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 AMENDING
GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE'1
NUMBER 98-11 RELATING TO
THE REGULATION, LICENS-
ING, VACCINATION, CON-
FINEMENT, CLASSIFICATION
AND DISPOSAL OF CATS AND
DOGS IN GULF COUNTY,
PROVIDING FOR DEFINI-
TIONS, CITATIONS,
ENFORCEMENT AND PENAL-
TIES FOR VIOLATIONS, PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
ANt PROVIDING 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 meeting on Tuesday,
February 24, 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: February 5 & 12, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA
IN RE: The estate of
JESSE E. HALLMAN.
,Deceased.
Case No.: 04-06-PR
IN PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of
Jesse E., Hallman, deceased, File
Number 04-06-PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which'
is Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port SLt. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names .and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decendent and other
persons having claims or demands,
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within'
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. .
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. AND DEMANDS NOT SO-
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
the date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 5, 2004.
/s/PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211


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MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 4, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Carl W. Fox and Jerry
W. Barnes. (Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. was absent).
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Official. Brad
Bailey, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and Work
Crew Superintendent Luthus
Hand.
Chairman Traylor called the
meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.,
E.S.T.
FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVA-
TION CONTRACT
Upon recommendation by County
Attorney McFarland, the Board
tabled this matter until the next
regular meeting. Upon inquiry,
County Attorney McFarland
reported that this Is regarding a
river sand issue with the Army
Corps of Engineers.
BID AWARD #0304-10/PLAY-
GROUND EQUIPMENT ,
H.V.R.C.
Upon discussion and recommen-
dation by Administrator Staff
Assistant Stephens,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
award Bid' #0304-10 (for play-
ground equipment for the
Highland View Recreational
Complex) to Southern Park &
Play Systems,, in the amount of
$25,640.00 (lowest bid that
meets specifications).
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
PURCHASE NEW E.O.C.
Upon request by Emergency
Management Directbr Wells,
Commissioner'Barnes motioned
to purchase screens for the new
Emergency Operations Complex
through General Services
Administration (G.S.A.) contract,
in the amount of $8,534.20.
Commissioner Fox .seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
. Uponr motion by, .Commissioner
Barnes, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved the fol-
lowing Special Projects
Payments:
Dist. 3 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Boys'
Basketball Team $ 500.00
Dist. 5 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Boys'













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MINUTES.. .GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Basketball Team $ 500.uu
GULF PINES HOSPITAL /
HEALTH CARE
Chairman Traylor discussed that
the employees of Gulf Pines
Hospital are still not receiving
their wages on a regular basis.
and stated that he would like for
the County to contact Red Cross,
etc. to seek assistance for these
employees. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore,
Chairman Traylor reported that
he has asked Commissioner
*Barnes to meet with the Mayor
and City Commissioners of Port
St. Joe regarding this issue.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Fox, E.M.S. Director McGuffin
stated that the emergency room
at Gulf Pines Hospital has been
closing from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
a.m. since November 27th, and
will re-open at night on (possibly)
December 8th. Upon further
inquiry, E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that the hospi-
tal has taken the necessary steps
for the closure. Upon discussion
about advertising the closing in
the newspaper, County Attorney
McFarland stated that advertis-
ing such as that should be left up
to the private institution.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 4:44
p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 9, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor, Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Carl W. Fox and Jerry
W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland
(entered at 5:28 p.m.). Deputy
Clerk Towan Kopinsky, Deputy
Clerk/Budget,& Finance Director
Becky 'Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Denise Manuel, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Building Inspectors
Lee Collinsworth and Andrew
Rowell, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Road Department Shop Foreman
Greg, Pickron, Solid. Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans'
'Service Officer Bo Williams, Work
Crew Superintendent Luthus
Hand, and Auxiliary Deputy
SSheriff James Conway.
Chairman Traylor .called the
meeting to order at 5:20 p.m.,
E.S.T.


SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following
Special Projects Payments:
Dist. 1 Gulf County Senior
Citizens $200.00
Dist. 3 White City Fire
Department $130.00
INMATE WORK CREW SUPER-
INTENDENT -
Chairman Traylor discussed that
Work Crew Superintendent Hand
was originally assigned to coordi-
nate all (County & State) inmate
work crews, but County employ-
ees cannot direct the duties of
Department of Corrections
employees. After discussion, the
Board agreed that Mr. Hand will
be under the immediate supervi-
sion of Road Department
Superintendent Knee when he is
working in North Gulf County,
and will be under the immediate
supervision of Public Works
Director Shearer when he is
working in South, Gulf County.
Upon discussion about normal
daily duties, Commissioner
Peters stated that if Mr. Hand is
not going to be a supervisor, he
should probably revert back to a
Union employee (Emergency
Management Director Wells to
clarify this).
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters, Chairman Traylor report-
ed that Work Crew
Superintendent Hand has attend-
ed one meeting regarding a new
safety program for the County
employees.
The Board agreed that Work Crew
Superintendent Hand will work
on the South end of the County
for the remainder of this week (to
report to Mosquito Control at
7:30 a.m., E.T.), to allow each
Commissioner to meet with him
and Public Works 'Director
Shearer to help develop a lisi, of
job duties for his position by the
next regular meeting.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:30 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
'. DECEMBER 9, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners diet this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor, Vice Chairman
Nathan.. Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Carl W. Fox and Jerry
W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
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Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Denise Manuel, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Building Inspectors
Lee Collinsworth and Andrew
Rowell, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Planner David
Richardson, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Road Department Shop Foreman
Greg Pickron, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams; Work.
Crew Superintendent Luthus
Hand, and Auxiliary Deputy
Sheriff James Conway.
Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff Conway
called the meeting to order at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Traylor led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
Barnes, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Consent
Agenda (after removal of Item #2
Alleyway Abandonment
Requests and Item #9
-Resolution), as follows:
1. Minutes November 25, 2003 -
Public Hearidg
- November 25, 2003 Regular
Meeting
**DELETE** 2. Abandonment
Request Alleyway between
Cockles/Cowries in B.H:
(Whitfield)
- Alleyway between Olive/Cocldes
in B.H. (Yeirby)
3. Change Order #6 New E.O.C.
Fisher Construction (Bid
#0102-39 $614.28 increase)
4. Contract Retainer/Legal Fees
- Employment Attorneys Allen,
Norton & Blue
($1,000.00 Annual Retainer *
Rates for work not covered by
retainer, will be
$200.00/$150.00/$50.00 per
hour plus expenses)
5. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Jonathan Dingus (#98-
034-CF $648.00 to be paid
from Account #61021-
31000/#03-309-MM $1,084.30
* to be paid from Account
#72031-31000)
- Payment to Attorney Timothy
McFarland (#02-182-CF, #Q2-"
264-CF, #02-265-CF. #02-266-.
CF, #02-267-CF $2,193.53 /
#02-197-CF $1,117.50 / #03-
014-CF $210.00 to be paid
from Account #61021-31000)
6. Grant-In-Aid Assistance
(Historic Preservation Survey &
Planning for Cape San Blas
Lighthouse
7. Invoice Agency for Health
Care Administration Medicaid
(October, 2003 *. $6,823.24
* to be .paid from Account
#52264-34100)


i_-... ri=r l ,_,l ... T ll hK I l.,
McFarland (November, 2003 *
$3,135.00 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100)
Florida Counties Foundation -
Technical Assistance Planning
Services ($9,000.00 to be paid
from Account #21111-54200)
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection -
Stonemill Creek Fire Dept.
Annual Lease Fee (#.12026 *
$200.00 to be paid from
Account #31722-44000)
Harrison, Rivard, Zimmerman
& Bennett/C.B.R.A. Issues
(#1426 *$5,250.00 to be paid
from Account #21111-31300).
Image Master 2003 Bond Issue
Official Statements (#10996
*$3,994.36 to be paid from
Account #58483-31000)
Panama Court Reporting (#1158
12-03-03 $209.56 / #1159 *
12-04-03 $70.00 / #1160 12-
04-03 $56.00 / #1161 12-04-
03 *$130.72 to be paid from
various Court Reporter line
items)
8. Job Hire Ricky Davis for the
Road Department Mechanic I
Position, effective
January 2, 2004)
**DELETE** 9. Resolution -
Supporting the new proposed Bay,
County International Airport
PUBLIC HEARING P.D.R.B.
RECOMM4ENDATI ONS
(12/05/03)
There being no public comment,
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following recom-
mendations of the Planning &
*Development Review Board from
their December 5, 2003 meeting.
There being no public comment,
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the preliminary plat of
St. Vincent Point subdivision for
Nautilus Investments, L.L.C.
(Parcel I.D. #03191-026R '&
#03191-027R / S21, T9S, R10W
/ 7 Units).
There being no public comment,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and-
unanimous vote, the Board
tabled final plat approval of
Lantana By The Sea subdivision
for Parvey Investments, L.L.C.
(Parcel, I.D. #06314-OOOR &
S#06306-OOOR / S23, T9S R11W /
11 Units).
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
GRANTS
Upon request' by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
submit letters of support to apply
for historical preservation grants
for (1) the Old Gulf County
Courthouse, and (2)
Wewahitchka City Hall.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion,, and it passed


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REJECT BID #0304-14 / COUR-
THOUSE HANDICAPPED-
ACCESSIBLE ELEVATOR
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed to reject the bid (#0304-
14) received from Mowrey
Elevator and re-advertise for bids
for a handicapped-accessible ele-
vator in the Courthouse.
AWARD BID #0304-16 /
FINANCING OF H.V.F.D. CREW-
CAB TRUCK
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
award bid #0304-16'for financing
of a crew-cab truck for Highland
View Fire Department (in the
amount of $32,993.00 for 5
Years) to Capital City Bank, at a
rate of 3.6%. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
It passed unanimously.
COMMODITY PROGRAM CON-
TRACT
Emergency Management Director
Wells reported on a letter received
which extends the Commodity
Program contract for 3 months
(January-March, ,2004). Upon
motion by Commissioner Barnes,
second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this contract extension.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon request by Veterans'
Service Officer Williams,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve a subordination agree-
ment for Candy Ash (Wells Fargo
Financial). Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and
It passed unanimously.'
VETERANS' NURSING HOME
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that there are currently
9 patients housed in the Staff
Sergeant Clifford C. Sims Nursing,
Home in Baye County, and they
are planning fo begin., taking
Alzheimer patients in the near
future.
AWARD BID #0304-15 1 STRIP-
ING GARRISON AVENUE
Upon discussion and recommen-
dation by Road Department
Superintendent Knee,
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to award Bid #0304-15 (for strip-
ing of Garrison Avenue) to C. W.
Roberts Contracting, in the
amount of $6,500.00, and to pay
the cost from the' Road
DepartmeAt .budget.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion for discussion. Upon
discussionthat ha the Board' origi-
nally agreed to pay this cost from
District 4 & District 5 work crew
budgets, Commissioner Peters
withdrew his second, and
Commissioner Barnes withdrew
his motion. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to rescind the pre-
vious motion (on November 10,
2003) to pay, this from work crew
funds, and Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion. The motion
to rescind passed 3 to 2, with
Chairman Traylor and


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no. Commissioner Barnes then
motioned to award Bid #0304-15
(for striping of Garrison Avenue)
to C. W. Roberts Contracting, in
the amount of $6,500.00, and to
pay the cost from the Road
Department budget.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed 3 to 2,
with Chairman Traylor and
Commissioner McLemore voting
no.
Commissioner McLemore then
motioned to take the same
amount of funds ($6,500.00)
from the Road Department bud-
get to re-stripe the Dalkeith
Road, and advertise to receive
bids for this project. Chairman
Traylor passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Peters, and seconded
the motion for discussion. After
discussion regarding the possibil-
ity of re-paving the Dalkeith Road
and the Road Department budget
(funds were not budgeted for
either project), the motion failed 4
to 1, with Commissioner
McLemore voting yes. Chairman
Peters returned the Chair to
Commissioner Traylor.
Commissioner Fox then motioned
to seek funding to re-stripe the
Dalkeith Road (if no paving funds
are obtained within 3 months),
and Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion for discus-
sion. After discussion regarding
the possibility of a bond issue to
re-pave the Dalkeith Road, the
motion passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Barnes and
Peters voting no.
AWARD BID #0304-07 (#0304-
07A) / ROAD DEPARTMENT
MOTOR GRADER
Road Department
Superintendent Knee reported
that two (2) bids were received for
a motor grader (#0304-07A) for
Sthe Road Department, and Road
Department Shop Foreman Greg
Pickron appeared before the
Board to discmu- the differences-
in the specifications of the two (2)
grader bids submitted (a
Caterpillar and' a Kotmatsu).
After discussion and upon recom-
mendation by Shop Foreman
Pickron, Commissioner Peters
motioned to award the bid to
Thompson Tractor Company, in
the amount of $155,865.00 (best
bid), and Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion for discus-
sion. After discussion by Larry
Daniels, of Tractor & Equipment
Company, that his bid meets
specifications and his price is
lower, Chairman Traylor stated
that the County should accept
the best bid, riot necessarily the
lowest bid. The motion then
passed unanimously.
WORK CREW SUPERINTEN-
DENT
Upon inquiry by Work Crew
.Superintendent Hand regarding
the status of. his position,
Chairman Traylor stated that Mr.
Hand should meet with: Public
Works Director Shearer and


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this position.
ALLEYWAY ABANDONMENTS /
BEACON HILL
Commissioner Fox discussed
requests for abandonment of
alleyways in Beacon Hill (from
Robert D. Whitfield and Preston
Yerby), stating that they have
never been opened or main-
tained, and he motioned to begin
the abandonment process on
these two (2) alleyways.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion for discussion and,
after discussion regarding the
possibility of a future need for
these alleyways for infrastruc-
ture, the motion failed 4 to 1,
with Chairman Traylor. and
Commissioners, Barnes,
McLemore, and Peters voting no.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
EMPLOYEES
Commissioner Barnes reported
that the Salvation Army has
agreed to provide food for the
unpaid employees working at
Gulf Pines Hospital and toys for
their children under the age of 12
for Christmas, and the Senior
Citizens Association has agreed
to assist with gifts for children
over the age of 12. He thanked
these associations for their assis-
tance.,
LOBBYIST / STUMPHOLE.
AREA
Commissioner Barnes discussed
the need to hire a lobbyist to
approach 'the Department of
Environmental Protection to relax
their permit requirements for
repair/restoration of the
Stumphole area, and he
motioned to hire Attorney William
Harrison to provide this service.
Commissioner MeLemore second-
ed the motion for discussion and
members of the Board and Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
the cost of the attorney fees and
the retainer Mr. Harrison is cur-
rently working under.
Commissioner. McLemore with-
drew his second, and
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion. Upon inquiry about
whether these costs will be cov-
ered under the existing retainer,
Commissioner Fox withdrew his
second* and Commissioner
Barnes withdrew his motion until
an amount can be obtained from
Attorney Harrison.
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Peters reportedI
that the Health Department has
flu vaccine available
(Commissioner Fox left the meet-
ing at 6:55 p.m.), and he recom-
mended that all citizens
get a flu shot,
ELECTION CANVASSING
BOARD
Commissioner Peters reported
that he attended a workshop
regarding the duties of the
Election Canvassing Board,
(Commissioner Fox returned at


6 56 p m l and he commended
the Supervisor of Elections for
attending the workshop. He also,'
stated that it is against the law
for any Commissioner who will
serve on the Canvassing Board to
endorse a candidate, and he pre-!;
sented a rules manual to the'
Clerk for filing.
BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and,
unanimous vote, the Board
rescheduled the December 23rd
regular meeting to Monday;
December 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.,
E.S.T.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Chairman Traylor stated that the
Christmas holidays are on
Wednesday and, Thiursday this
year and upon discussion.
Co-rrmisionrr Mc Lemore
.motioned to close the Courthouse
and the Adrnimistrajon Building
and allk'. the non-union employ.
ees touse c action romp Lime.
leave uV. -IoLut pay lor they, may
work i tL.ey ,do not hate lrtim to
use) to be off on Friday,
December 26th. Commissioner,
Barnes seconded he motion.
After discussion regarding the
union employees (decisions can-
not be made regardIi' the urnon
empiovees without having a
Memorandum of Understanding.
they will have to schedule to be
off as they normally -itould
through the supervisor), the
motion passed 4 to 1, :with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
COUNTY ROAD 5 /.LUKE FORD
ROAD / CONWAY DRIVE
Road Department
Superintendent Krnee reported
that the EngLne'-rs ire perlorm-
ingcore tests on the pavement on
County Road 5, Luke Ford Road
and Conway Drive, and should
.have a report by the next,,Board
meeting. '
PUBLIC COMMENT .
Upon request by Donna Gioabarek
to address the Board, Chairman,
Tr3%v',.r reported &-ait no one Is
c-heduled on th.e agenda, anhdthe
Board's policy is that individuals
must be placed on the agenda.
Commissioner Peters then',
motorioned to allow Donna
Grabarek tod, speak to the Board,,
and Commissioner, Barnes ,sec--
onded the motion for discussion
The m.:,uon failed 3 to 2. with
Chairman Traylor and
Commissioner'. Fo:. and
McLemore voting no
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting'did then adjourn at 7:05
p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK