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Women's Bass

Tournament... Pg. 5A

Eppinette

Honored. 4A

Port St. Joe City

Commission Pg. 3A

Counting

Snakes ... 1. 2A

Church News ........ Pg. 6B

Obituaries .......... Pgs. 5B

School News.... Pgs. 48, 7-8B

Sports.. . . Pgs. 10-I1A

Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B


Gumbo

Cookoff

Saturday
Special Events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. proudly states that they
have 23 entrants for the gumbo
cookoff this weekend at Sunset
Park. People are coming from
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and
even Louisiana to compete this
year.
On Saturday, February 21st,
beginning 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
(See GUMBO on Page 3A)


Mardi Gras

Set for This

Weekend
by Carly Johnson
With the .primary fundraiser
for the Junior Service League of
Gulf Cbunty just around the cor-
ner,; league members are preparing.
to dazzle the community with din-
ner, dancing, gaming and much
more.
The fourth annual Mardi Gras
Gala, which gives community mem-
bers of all ages the opportunity to
dress up and celebrate the festivi-
ties predominantly associated with
New Orleans without having to
leave the county, is set for 8 p.m.ET
on Saturday, Feb. 21, and the
Junior Service League event com-
mittees are currently busying
(See MARDI GRAS on Page 9A)


by,Carly Johnson
It is time to lace-up those running shoes, get the
bicycles off the racks, pull down the kayak or saddle-
up the horse and shake off the winter doldrums as the
first annual "Step Up Florida" comes through Gulf
County Feb. 25-26.
As well as being chosen as one 'of 36 counties to.
participate along, the way to the .Florida State
Legislature on Mar. 2, Gulf County'has also been cho-
sen.to:host the Florida. assistant Secretary of Health,
Dr. Bonnie Sorensen, during the inaugural relay trek.
"We are really looking forward to Dr. Sorensen's
visit," said Doug Kent, administrator and chief operat-
ing officer of the Gulf County Health Department. "We
can't wait to show her how involved this community
has become in this awareness event. Everyone at the
health department really wants to emphasize how
important exercise is and all the personal benefits one
can achieve through physical activity."
Gulf County participation will begin at the
Calhoun/Gulf line on Feb. 25, on S.R. 71 at approxi-
mately 8 a.m. CT, and will continue through the
Overstreet community, meeting other participants the
following morning at the Gulf/Bay County line at the
intersection of C.R. 386 and U.S. 98 where the relay
will continue through Gulf County to the Franklin
County line.
During the Gulf County stretch on Thursday, a
ceremony at City Hall at 11 a.m. ET, will signify the
importance of the message being spread by "Step Up
Florida." Featured speakers will include Mayor Frank
Pate, Kent and Sorensen.
"I have heard so many things about Gulf County
and the wonderful things that the health department is
doing and I can't wait to see it for myself," Sorensen
said. "We are going to have a very full day and it is our
goal during this event to not only create an awareness
of the need of physical activity, but to also make peo-
ple aware of the wonderful natural resources available
in Gulf County and throughout the state to aid in get-
ting active, such as walking and biking trails."
Currently, only 30 percent of Gulf County resi-
dents get 30 minutes of exercise a day, and this com-


munity is seeing the. first generation whose life
expectancy is not greater'than their parents, accord-
ing to Kent.
"It is important for everyone to understand that by
changing lifestyles now to include a healthy diet and
exercise would reduce mortality 'and chronic disease
rates by 60 percent in future generations," Kent
explained. "This is why projects such as 'Step Up
Florida' are so important, to bring the need of physical
fitness to the forefront and let everyone know the ben-
efits that come with it."
Set as a state wide relay event to promote physical
activity and fitness in the fight against chronic dis-
eases, such as obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes,
residents and visitors of all ages are encouraged to join
the event in a multitude of ways.
Along with expert athletes, amateurs and begin-
ners are also joining the effort. The Turtle Watch
Walking Group has committed to start the event for
southern Gulf County at the Bay/Gulf County line on
U.S. 98 where the group will also be met by folks from
northern Gulf County who' wanted to participate in the
endeavor.
Also joining the efforts are the Gulf County Health
Department Bicycling Group, Port .St. Joe High and
Middle School students, and the 2-5 year-olds of North
Florida Child Development, designated as the "smallest
Gulf walkers," and the White City Seniors group, as
well as many others, are gearing up to participate in
this event, however, bicyclists are still needed to round
out the event, said Donna McCroan, health promotion
educator for Gulf and Franklin counties.
"We have had a great turnout so far," said
McCroan. 'The whole health department is very thank-
ful for all of the participation and volunteers we have
received so far and we are looking forward to seeing
everyone's smiling faces at the end of the month."
Currently making its way from Key Largo, the trek
will end on the steps of the Florida Legislature in
Tallahassee on March 2, for opening day of the regular
legislative session.
For more information about "Step Up Florida," or
(See STEP UP on Page 9A)


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Highway 98 Turn Lanes In Place


Dangerous Intersection Should be Remedied Within Two Weeks


by Tim Croft
Beware, student driver.
Inside every car approaching
the intersection of U.S. 98 and
First Street in Port St. Joe.
At least for the next few days or
weeks.
Work began on Tuesday aimed
at transforming passage through
the intersection of U.S. 98 and
First Street into less of a crash test
course.
Crews contracted by the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation striped the intersection this
week to establish left-hand turn
lanes off U.S. 98 in both directions.
'They are just striping the road
right now," said Bill Kennedy of
Preble Rish, the city's engineers.
"In about two weeks (another con-
tractor) should be back to make a
wiring change in the traffic lights
to provide for'turn arrows."
The striping already done,
however, provides a preview of how
traffic will flow through the inter-
section once the lights have been
tweaked; already motorists will
quickly, on the fly, notice how
egress into the intersection from
both directions has changed.
Entering the city from the
west, from Panama City, motorists
will still find the two thru lanes and
the right-hand turn lane onto First
Street heading to th6 marina that
had existed.
But now there is also a left-
hand turn lane, a lane which only
on Monday was the inside lane for
westbound traffic.
For motorists .coming through
the city and approaching the inter-
section from the east, roadway
striping will alert them that thru
traffic must merge to 'the 'outside
lane. .'
Median striping, including
those little rectangles which pro-
vide the bump to signal straying
from the lane, has also been com-
pleted to establish from the inside
lane a left-hand turn lane, with
appropriate striping on the road-
way.
Thru traffic heading west out
of town will have one lane through
-the intersection, widening to the
existing two lanes near the railroad
tracks.
Once the traffic lights have
been, tweaked, the inside lanes in
both directions will be exclusively
turn lanes, complete with green
turn arrows.
Tommie Speights with the DOT
in Chipley said the' striping crews,


while they are in town, will also do
some re-striping along Hwy. 71
within the city limits.
The city has been actively
seeking solutions to remedy the
dangers inherent in the intersec-
tion of U.S. 98 and First Street
since the Port Shopping Center
went up several years ago.
The Florida Department of
Transportation, however, has
noted, that the number of vehicles
through the intersection so-
called trip generation, a DOT
benchmark for a situation in need
of redress. did not warrant a
makeover of the intersection.
In particular, Kennedy noted,'
widening the road would be a
daunting task given that at least
one business is in the right-of-way
of the intersection.
However, city officials have
argued, the number of accidents at
the intersection, which have
increased markedly the past 18
months or so, warranted action by
the DOT.
'The proof is in the pudding,"
Kennedy said 6f the accident
records the city submitted to the
DOT. 'The real problem is not trip
generation, it's the angle of the
intersection."
Angles which make left-hand
turns off of U.S. 98 the 'equivalent
of vehicular Russian roulette.


Work crews striped the roadway at the intersection of U.S. 98 and First Street on Tuesday to establish left-hand
turn lanes off the highway. Within the next two weeks crews should arrive to change the traffic lights at the inter-
section.


What exactly the lighting will
look like will be determined by DOT
guidelines, Kennedy said.
He added that it is typical
practice by the DOT, far safety rea-


sons, to do the striping first and
follow with the lights instead of
reversing the order.
The city and DOT partnered to
do the work at.the intersection, the


DOT charged with the striping, the
city with the traffic lights, accord-
ing to a spokeswoman with the
DOT.


Mexico Beach Pier Extension Complete


by'Tim Croft
It 'now seems a little more
appropriate for angling for fish
rather than dropping a line for
sand dollars.
The long-coveted extension of
the city pier in Mexico Beach was
completed last week as contractors
put the finishing touches on the
90-foot stretch of new pier.
And with that, the last flour-
ishes has been applied to a renova-
tion of Pier Park that included new
brightly-lit and, colored restrooms,
a bike rack and landscaping.
Plus a pier that well more than
doubles the footage that is actually
over water, rather than the steadily
widening swath of sand surround-'
ing the pier, the result of the move-
merit of sand around the inlet to
the west and along the beach.
"It helps,." said city administra-


tor Paul Sabiston'. ."Now you can
fish off the side again. I'd like to go
another 100 feet and put in a T,


but it's a lot better (than it was)."
'"(The contractor) a good job. I
think it's a big improvement."


Along with, constructing a 90-
foot extension, contractor GAC also
buttressed some of the support
beneath the existing pier.


Improvements to the park
facilities were funded .through a
$75.000 state parks and recreation
grant,, which the city matched with
in-kind contributions. labor and
some materials, equal to $25,000.
The contract for the pier exten-'
sion totalled $238,000. Last year,
B -- the City Council voted to divide
S' -' I revenue from a utility tax, ear-
I 'l marking 50 percent of it to fund
d- the extension.
And that was in large measure
,. in response to the city's. visioning
process, which identified extension
'. of the city pier as one of citizens'
top priorities.
S"The vision plan showed it-as
r .one of the top two or three (priori-
ties) in the city," Sabiston noted.
"And it needed the help."
Not only due to age city
........ "' : .workers undertook repair .work on
"",. -\ the existing pier prior to build-out
of the extension but because
much of the pier was looming over
sand rather than water.,
A Sabiston held out that city offl-
cials could consider going after
another state grant to help fund
(See BEACH PIER on Page 9A)



City Looks to Craft



Vision of the Future


by Tim Croft
The city of Port St. Joe is in
search of a vibrant vision of the
future.
The city is set to initiate a
visioning process to create an out-
line, a snapshot, of what the city
should look like down the road,
five, 10 and 20 yearsin the future.
"If we could fast-forward 20
years, what dp we want to look
like," said city auditor/clerk
Pauline Pendarvis. "We have a
skinny budget, but we are hoping
to get a lot done."
The first in a series of public
meetings on a new vision plan the
aim is to complete the public meet-
ings to gather ideas and consensus
by the end of May will be 9:30
a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at
the Centennial Building.
There will be light-continental-
style refreshments at 9 a.m. Those
interested in participating in the
meeting should RSVP to assistant
city clerk Carol Davis at 229-8261.
The visioning process was
fueled by a $5,000 grant from the
Florida Department of Community


Affairs, which contacted the city
about its interest in taking up the
money and the challenge to mesh a
spectrum of ideas and concepts
into a consensus vision of the city's
future.
"We took the bait," Pendarvis
said with a chuckle.
This is a path the city has
hiked before.
In 1996 the city undertook a
visioning process, producing a
vision plan that, inadvertently or
by design, became reality in sever-
al aspects; such as the improve-
ments along Reid Avenue,
enhancements at the 'city marina
and ongoing improvement at and
around Frank Pate Park.
However, that visioning project
took place before the mill closed
permanently and was demolished,
before WindMark Beach.
That vision was created just as
The St. Joe Co. was making the
transformation from logging com-
pany to real estate developer.
And therefore, in so many
ways, the city's vision was in need
of tweaking, of updating, which


prompted, in large measure, the
call from .the DCA.
Pendarvis noted that since
1996 there has been an influx of
new folks, and businesses, into the
community.
She added that with demolition
work at the mill site reaching the
ninth inning, more property within
the city would soon be available
for development.
In other words, the colors, the
landscape, has changed since that
1996 visioning process.
And the city will hold as many
public meetings, with as many
local businesses and groups
involved as possible, in the short
time frame in which it is working.
"We are going t6 have so many
public meetings and have so many
groups involved," Pendarvis said.
"I'm expecting a whole new prod-
uct" from 1996.
The city has asked the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council to serve as facilitators dur-
ing the public meetings.
The focus of the visioning
(See PSJ Vision oh Page 3A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


e 4 W t4 by Kesley Colbert



Mr. Paschall Sums It Up!


Needs To Be A Habit

Wednesday evening I piled in the car with my daughter-in-law
and grandchildren to head to church. It was the day before MaLe-
na's second birthday. She was tightly buckled up in the back seat
of the car and as usual, was busy talking about something in the
back seat as her mother started the car.
"Buckle up, momma!" "Buckle up, mamma!" MaLena said it
twice before Lisa had time to reach for her belt. I didn't even real-
ize what she had said at first, but the way Lisa reacted it wasn't
the first time MaLena had reminded her of her responsibility.
I wear my belt "almost" every time I get in the truck. I've
reached across and pulled that belt around me so long now it has
finally become a natural thing that occurs when I start the vehi-
cle. I will admit that oft times I will wait till I start rolling before I
hook-up.
I started buckling many moons ago when Shirley and I were
trying to teach our two sons that wearing a seatbelt was the smart
and safe thing, to do. You know how wives are, "How can we expect
them to buckle up if we don't?" I guess you might say we were
some of the original "Buckle Up For Safety" poster people.
I believe my youngest son was in college when we got the
phone call one evening. "Daddy, Missy (now wife and carrying our
fourth grandchild) and I just had a head-on wreck between town
and St. Joe Beach."
It was easy to tell by the tone of his voice that he was serious,
as was the wreck in which he was involved. Quickly, I asked the
important questions as I prepared to head that direction, "Are ya'll
ok?" "Is anyone else hurt?"
As it turned out, a friend of his and Missy's was driving the
other vehicle. All three were wearing their seat belts,I Missy and
Eric were fine and the driver of the other vehicle had a broken foot.
Both vehicles were a total loss. In fact, after looking at the
damage to the vehicles one would have to logically assume that
someone had to be badly hurt in the accident. To this day I cred-
it seat belts and the grace of God for the fact that the call report-
ing this accident came from our son and not from the sheriffs
office or ambulance crew directing us to the hospital our loved
ones were being transferred to or worse.
Last week was National Child Passenger Safety Week and on
Valentine's Day, Saturday, child safety seat checks -were held in
the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in Port St. Joe. The Gulf County
Health Department sponsored the event with help from the Kiwa-
nis Club, the fire department and local l.aw,enforcement.
These groups spent much of the day helping educate par-ents
about the proper use of child restraints. Worse yet, many of the
child seats are not properly used, making them less effective or
ineffective. Proper installation of seats was one of the focuses of
the day.
Thanks to all of those who were involved, in this child safety
'fair. It will make a difference.
Every time my children left the house driving I gave them the
same speech. Ask them if you don't believe. I'm sure they remem-
ber every word of it.
"Buckle up for safety, drive 55, and arrive alive," that was the
farewell they received each time they left the house. It got to the
point that they would repeat it with me when they would see my
lips start to move.
I hope none of you ever get a phone call like the one I received,
that night, but the reality is it can and will happen again to me, to
you or to our neighbors. We need to do every thing we can do to
educate our children and those around us about the importance
of using seat belts and child safety restraints.
This process begins with us setting the example. Buckle up for
safety, drive 55(or the speed limit), and arrive alive.


Mr. Ratliffe Paschall taught
Agriculture, Biology and was the F.
F. A. sponsor when I was strug-
gling to get through the tenth
grade.
He had me, and Rollin Trull,
Prentice Ray Doyle, Buddy Wiggle-
ton and Hollis Mayo in the same
class. Now people, I'm going to tell
you how much trouble he was in-
I was the smartest boy in that
group!
Mr. Paschall asked Rollin to
name the process by which green
plants returned oxygen to the air.
Rollin twisted and turned and pat-
ted his half moon taps on the
wooden floor for what seemed like
an interminable time before glanc-
ing to his buddy two rows over and
proclaiming, "You tell him, Pren-'
tice!"
After the laughter died down
Mr. Paschall would shake his head
and mutter, "You boys are swim-
ming in your own ignorance! Don't


you have any ambition? You keep
on looking around and you'll end
up like tho-e dead-end bo\s down
at At.wood!"
Atwood ]was a little community\
that was even further out in the
country than us and that took a
heap to out country us! Mr.
Paschall didn't have a very high
opinion of anything that came out
of Atwood. He kept staring at
Rollin and shaking his head.
Finally he fired another question
at him, "You just gonna ride that
big Harley-Davidson and cruise
the Dairy Bar with those side-
burns flopping in the breeze, act-
ing cool, while the whole world
passes you by?"
There was a moment of silence
as we all contemplated the
thought. As far as we had been
able to ascertain over the last few
years, that was exactly what Rollin
intended to do with his life. Pren-
tice Ray broke the silence, "I
believe, Mr. Paschall, you have hit
the nail on the head!"
Rollin never looked up as he
uttered, "You tell him, Prentice."
One time we were going to
stretch the hind leg of a frog out
on a board and scrape away a few


scale bits of epidermis to observe
the blood circulation This seemed
like a simple enough task. Mr.
Paschall spent a whole penod
NlMonday showing us charts aind
discussing red corpuscles and
white cell counts and artenes.
veins, capillaries and heart mus-
cles. Tuesday, he brought out his
pet frog that he had been using for
years to perform this little experi-
ment for.his biology classes. Some-
how we got the leg stretched a mite
too tight. And when we touched
the scalpel to "Rocky's" skin that
leg popped right half in two!l We
"had peg legged his-favorite frog!
Mr. Paschall's neck, hands,
face and white hair turned flaming
redl And hewas screaming loud
enough -to be heard by the p. e.
class out on the softball field,
"Idiots! You are all drowning! I
can't help you! The sea of igno-
rance is pulling you under! You
don't want to know anything!
You're just like them Atwood
boys!"
That spring we.went on a field
trip down along the Big. Sandy
River. We spent the morning iden-
tifying and listing leaves.: And col-
lecting insects. And finding our


way along by observing the moss
on the north side of the trees. I
heard a scream and turned in time
to see LaRenda Bradfield go ttim-
bling dowl the hill. slide over the
bank and somersault face first
into the Big Sandy! I also saw Hol-
lis and Buddy quickly backing up
the hill and easing behind a big
willow tree. It wasn't too hard to
figure out how LaRenda "slipped".
She was flailing her arms,
spitting up water and yelling at the
top of her lungs. Mr. Paschall sent
Rollin and me in to fetch her out.
We got her back up on the bank
and Rollin, his soggy clothes slow-
ing him a mite, went after Hollis. It
was one of the best fights I ever
saw! They knocked over the insect
box and a daddy longlegs, a swal-
lowtail caterpillar, two tarantulas
and a garden spider made their
way to freedom!
Rollin finally wrestled 'Hollis
down to the bank and was trying
to get him into the water when
LaRenda jumped up and pushed
'em both in! Buddy eased down to
get a closer look and I shoved him
in! Graylene Lemonds pushed me
See Kesley on Page 3


Everyone "Knows" ThatDrinkig SaltWaterWill Make You Go Crazy


WE'VE BEEN HAVING typi-
cal February weather here of late;
cold one part of the day and rain-
ing the next.
It invariably rains during the
days I have to go to Panama City,
or else it's foggy. No in between.
But, praises be, we aren't
bothered with any of that -12
degree weather North Dakota is
suffering from, or that 20 inches of
snow Minnesota is having.
I'll just pull my sweater closer
and shiver a little down here in
that state all the northerners
migrate to about this time of the
year. It must mean something, to
be the preferred target of winter,
time living for so many people.
Two weeks in a row, couples
have sat behind me in church
from Missouri [the northern part],
and Indiana. The lady from Mis-
souri remarked about why we had
let it get so cold!
She had the presence of mind
to add, "At least there isn't two feet
of snow on the ground, like it is


back home'l
Our selling point.
Along with that body of water
two blocks away from downtown.

I REMEMBER THAT Febru-
ary snow back in Oklahoma-even
if has been 62 years since I lived
there. Momma used to say the
worst thing about snow was when
it started melting! The mud was
everywhere in great piles.
The frozen water supply is
what I remember most.
When the water froze, I was
the one who had to get outside in
the cold .and carry three number
three wash tubs of water from


neighbor Lew Ferris' cow .lot
pump, for Momma to wash. I was
the one who had to get the clothes
out on the clothesline,' where they
would promptly freeze into a sheet
of hanging ice.
It was more "fun" than I ever
hope to have again!
Lew Ferris' cow .lot was always
thawing out andit was not only
muddy, it :was mushy with cow
droppings! They. were impossible
to miss while carrying water.

HAVE YOU EVER had to carry,
water to wash clothes, cook. and
drink; when the main supply froze
up? You haven't "lived" if you


haven't.
Water is a precious commodi-
ty when the supply pipes can be
expected to freeze solid, cutting off
the supply, .every winter.
I didn't know that everybody
didn't experience their water freez-,
ing up until I moved to Port St.'
Joe. The water hasn't frozen up,
once, since I have lived here.
As ,a matter of fact, I dor't'
think there has 'been more than
five or six days duringmy 62 years
of living here. We always have
water!
We'have so much water that it
was almost an act which went
unnoticed, when the City voted to
buy the old St. Joe Paper Compa-
ny canal for a future water supply.
Right now, we are getting.
water from two former St. Joe
Paper Company wells from the
well field which supplied the com-
pany with water before the canal,
was dug. We have plenty of water
available.
We sort of take it for granted.


Cities all over Florida are tak-
ing so much water iout of the
ground that. the salt water is get-
ting into the-aquifier. -
Everyone "knows" that drink-
ing salt water,will"make you go
crazy; won'tit? ,

IT MAY BE that,,is what' is
causing the state to have so many
problems these days; our leaders
live in an area where salt water is
intruding into their aquifier
already, causing them to make
crazy or stupid decisions!

BUT, REGARDLESS of having
Water year 'round, it is beginning,
to show faint signs of spring,
around Port St. Joe. They're subtle
but unmistakable.
The pine "mass" is beginning,
to show up on car hoods and 'di-l
veways.
Pine "mass" is the first, faint,
signs of approaching spring. It's
also a sign that our late February
or early March storm isn't far off.


They're as bad as hurricanes
They caused our c61dest snap
of last century, with 15 degree
weather for a day, a few years ago.
They caused the temperature to
-' drop-r-never 'longer than 24
hours-several times to the "icing"
stage', and have caused several
trees to be blown over around
here.
You can look for one to strike
the area each and every spring.

I RECEIVED AN epistle con-
taining several jokes about, grow-
ing old the other day.
I thought I would share'one
with you. It fits my situation,
,exactly.
"First, you forget names, then
you forget faces. Then you forget
to pull up your zipper. It's worse
when.you forget to pull it down!"
Have a nice day!


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 Page 3A


PSJ Commissioners Allow Scooter Use


Port St. Joe city commissioners
spent the better part of Tuesday's
regularly scheduled meeting hash-
ing out the details of plans to allow
the use of motor/electric scooters
by under aged drivers on city prop-
erty.
Two meetings ago the board
had agreed to allow the use of scoot-
ers in the above mention fashion
within corridors in the city that
would be designated as scooter use
areas. The city attorney advised the
board that state requirements
requiring a license to operate a
scooter on roadways could be cir-
cumvented by, establishing these
areas. .)
Following this advice, the board
appointed a scooter committee to
work with the board and city police
representatives to identify these
areas and set other safety precau-
tions. The committee representa-
tives approached the board Tuesday
and made a recommendation to
make the entire city road system,
with the exception of approximately
ten of the busier streets, scooter use
areas.
This portion of the proposal was
the subject of most of the board's
discussion. Police Chief James
Hersey summed up the state's
license requirement guidelines, as
they had been explained to him by
state representatives, saying only
designated city property or roads
closed for the intended purpose are
the only options open to legally
operate scooters.
The fuzzy areas of this law were
also discussed. Committee member
Sissy Godwin asked the board to
include in the decision making
process a draft resolution seeking
clarification of this law and asking
for legislative help.
Mayor Frank Pate questioned
liability to the city if streets are
opened up t6 scooters and car traf-
fic. As the board discussed the
legality of doing this, Commissioner
John Reeves voiced his opinion,
"When you rnad the law it's clear as
mud."
At the end of all of the debate
and discussion, the board agreed to
allow the use of scooters by under
aged drivers with several safety and
operational requirements. All opera-
tors must wear safety helmets at all
times; attend a bicycle training
course, operate scooters with only'
one passenger, walk scooters across
all intersections and sign a release
of liability to the city. Scooter opera-
tors must also agree to stay within
the limited use areas, which is basi-


Kes-

back in, but it doing so lost her bal-
ance and fell m on top of me. She
had the index folder containing our
leaf collection slung over her shoul-
der!
Mr. Paschall shook his head,
politely laid down his pith helmet
and jumped in with the rest of us!
After an hour or so we all managed
to scramble back up on the bank.
We were stone silent, trying to get
our breath, and studying on just
what the consequences of this field
trip might be when Hollis.spoke up,
"You know, that sea of ignorance
literally pulled us under this time."
Buddy poured water out of a
shoe and lamented, "Idiots!"
I added, "We don't want to
learn anything!"
"You know," Rollin squinted
across the Big Sandy, "if we built a
take off ramp over there at the base
of that hill. and I could get my
Harley up beyond those trees....I1
could jump this river!"
We leaped to our feet and head-
ed for the water. -We figured we'd
swim back, across and examine the
far bank. 'There's a lot of empty
barrels behind Baily Moore
Wrinkle's Hardware." Hollis was
already thinking of the wood for a
ramp.
This could be really good!
Prentice Ray Jturned and.
paused before diving into the river,


cally all city roads that are not con-
gested with traffic.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Received an award from its
workers compensation insurance
carrier for safety from 1999 thru
2003.
-Agreed to apply for $5,000 in
visioning grant funds to develop a
visioning plan for the waterfront.
-Decided to solicit request for
proposal to mow portions of the city
property as requested by commis-
sioner John Reeves.
-Police Chief James Hersey
agreed to monitor traffic on Avenue
A for speeders as requested by com-
missioner Rachel Crews.

PSJ Vision -

from page 1
process will be the waterfront and
downtown areas of the city, and
tying those two distinct areas, the
former an emerging economic
engine, the latter an established
turbine, together into a common
portrait of what will drive the city in
the future.
The hope Pendarvis wrote in a
letter to area stakeholders, is to
"formulate a plan that will assist in
developing and redeveloping com-
mercial interests and boosting the
economic condition of both areas."
"We want to tie it all together,"
Pendarvis said.
The grant does not come with-
out strings, the largest tying the
project together being in-kind con-
tributions the city has committed
funds, manpower, supplies and
time toward the process but it pro-
vides long-term benefits.
Should the grant, when com-
bined with the city's support and
contributions, produce a viable
vision of the future, it can, down the
road, provide leverage for the city to
pursue a host of other grants, to
facilitate visions to reality.
For instance, applying for the
Waterfronts Florida Partnership
Program, a grant program aimed at
helping coastal cities revitalize
coastal areas.
The city has also secured, the
assistance of Florida A&M
University's School of Architecture
to provide graduate students to
bring the consensus vision to two-
dimensional life.
I Pendarvis noted that DCA rec-
ommended the city contact FAMU
about the visioning process, further


from page 2

"I reckon, Mr. Paschall, we've been,
acting like them Atwood boys
again."
One of the absolute best teach-
ers I ever had the pleasure of
knowing shook the water out of his
ears, pushed his soaking wet hair
back and said, "You tell 'um,
Prentice!"
Respectfully,
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explaining that FAMU students had
in the past taken up a similar task
for the Washington Improvement
Group as it created a vision for
North Port St. Joe.
And it is important to remem-
ber that a vision plan is simply that,
a vision traced out in black and
white.
It isa springboard, a jumping
off point, guidelines mapping out
needs and desires for city officials
as they walk the tensile high-wire
toward the city's future while bal-
ancing growth and the city's much-
cherished character.
'The visioning process has as a
long-term goal of becoming the cat-
alyst for future projects towards
revitalizing both the waterfront and
downtown areas," Pendarvis wrote


of the project, "bolstering the local
economy with new jobs and improv-
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relocating corporations into our
developing industrial zone, while
maintaining protection of the envi-
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Pendarvis said she hoped. to
have a completed vision' plan, ren-
dered by the FAMU students, ready
for public perusal by early summer.
With work at the mill site
expected to be finished in the next
month or so, with discussions
about the future of the port reach-
ing a critical stage, there is, quite
simply, little time to procrastinate.
"We want it to move fairly
quickly," Pendarvis said.


MB Gumbo -- from page 1


themselves to transform the
Centennial Building into an event
that would challenge those along
the infamous Bourbon Street.
This year, the Tapper
Foundation has come to the table,
so to speak, in bringing four differ-
ent gaming activities to the Gala for
the first time.
Although based in Tallahassee,
the five-piece rhythm and blues
band "Crooked Shooz" has made a
name for itself in Gulf County and
has become synonymous with great
music for all ages, according to
service league member Carla May.
"We really appreciate the
Tapper Foundation for helping us
set up this new aspect to our event,"
May said. '"With the great band that
has a history of keeping people on
the dance floor all night, the auc-
tion, food and now the 'gaming, we
feel we have something to entertain
every appette. So. if dancing isn't
your, thing, come ,and enjoy the
gaming tables and try. your hand."


With this year's event's silent
auction drawing a number of differ-
ent items targeting all age ranges,
May feels that the auction will be
one more draw to entice the com-
munity to attend and get a great
deal on selected items.
'This year the community has
really come out and donated some
spectacular items for the auction,"
May said. 'We think we have creat-
ed an array of items that will appeal
to all adult age groups."
From a two-person dive pack-
age including equipment and open-
water certification, to local getaway
packages, gym memberships, four
comprehensive eye exams and
many others, the auction committee
for the service league is applauding
the generosity of the community in
helping them make this event a suc-
cess and raising money for league
programs.
For tickets or information.,
please contact PollYanna Huie 227-
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004


Coach Eppinette Honored During Half-Time Ceremonies


by Tim Croft
If it's up to officials at Port St.
Joe High School any visitor to the
Marion Craig Coliseum, affection-
ately known as 'The Dome," will be
reminded of the legacy of Vernon
Eppinette.
It will be written on the floor.
'The Dome" was well-populated
Friday and it wasn't exclusively to
enjoy a hoops tilt between
Marianna and Port St. Joe which
wrapped up the regular season for'
both schools.
It was the celebration sand-
wiched between the 16-minute
halves of dribbling and 'bounding
which drew a fair number of folks
to thank Vernon Eppinette for his
years of service to the high school,
the middle school and the commu-
nity.
Service that, for 10 years and
more, went well beyond 94-feet of
hardwood, but which will nonethe-
less be remembered on those lac-
quered boards, at least as long as
the Gulf County School Board pro-
vides an assist.
High school principal Tim
Wilder announced during the half-
time celebration of a man, his
teams, a dynasty and a community
that he would bring to the School
Board a recommendation.
It would be to emblazon
Eppinette's name on the basketball
court, meaning, that henceforth
sporting events would be played on
"Coach Epp Court" inside the
Marion Craig Coliseum.
"He was not only one of this
-area's greatest coaches, but one of
the state's -greatest coaches,"
Wilder said.
Wilder had another announce-
ment concerning Eppinette, whose
teams won five championships in
10 years, made six-straight appear-
ances in the state championship
finals and was twice one of six
finalists for national coach of the
year.
Those accomplishments, by the
by, does not even include
Eppinette's success in track, more
than 1,500 wins, or cross country,
more than 500 victories, during his
lengthy high school coaching

Senior Citizens

Conducting Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach on Tuesday, February 24th,
at 10:00 a.m. at Liberty Manor
apartment complex in Port St. Joe.
Staff will be going door to door. giv.-
ing out mlformation about the
many senices available for people
60 and over in Gulf County.
To find out more about servic-
es available to Gulf County seniors,
call 229-8466.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida, at its meeting on the 2nd day of
March, 2004, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regu-'
lar Commission meeting room at the
Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will
consider for final adoption an Ordinance with
the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA ADOPTING
ZONING REGULATIONS FOR NEWLY
ANNEXED PORTIONS OF THE CITY;
ADOPTING A NEW CITY WIDE ZON-
ING MAP; REPEALING ALL ORDI-
NANCES OR PARTS OF ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH,
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE,
which was first read at the regular meeting
on February 3, 2004.
All interested parties are invited to attend and
be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file
at the office of the City Clerk and may be
inspected by the public during normal work-
ing hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Frank Pate
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish: February 19, 2004


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Former Port 'St. Joe High School basketball, track and cross country coach
Vernon Eppinette will be the first inductee into the proposed Port St. Joe High
School Athletic Hall of Fame.


career at several stops.,
Wilder said the high school
would seek to establish a Port St.
Joe High School Athletic Hall of
Fame, and that Eppinette would be

Eppinette Thanks All
On behalf of myself, the
Eppinette family, and friends, I
want to thank everyone who helped
make the "Vernon Eppinette Night"
possible.
I I was sincerely moved by the
number of people who lauded the
accomplishments of Port St. Joe
High School during my coaching
tenure.
From my perspective our suc-
cess is attributed to a total team
effort players, parents, teachers,
coaches, administrators and the
entire community.
We all share in the commijon
goal of providing the best education
and opportunitiess. for our young:
people. Port St. Joe is a grearLace
to live and a special] place to teach *
and coach. It has been an honor
and privilege to be part of the
achievements of our community.
Yours in Education,
Vernon Eppinette


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the first inductee.
"He was such an inspiration to
his students, to his players and to
other teachers," Wilder said.
As a plaque Eppinette was
awarded last Friday night said, in
part, "Port St. Joe High School will
always be proud to say they have
been touched by his influence and


class."
Eppinette bounced. the respect
right back into the hands of those
who turned out to celebrate last
Friday, including two siblings and
several dozen former players and
colleagues.
"The support this community
gives the school is unparalleled,"
said Eppinette, who made several,
coaching stops along the way to
establishing deep roots in Port St.
Joe. "Port St. Joe will always be
special.
"I appreciate everything you've
done for the kids, myself and my
family."
That plaque, which Wilder boll-


ed to the concrete wall at the
entrance to "The Dome" before the
third-quarter buzzer last Friday,
will be the first component of
Eppinette's Hall of Fame display.
The plaque, in addition to
recounting his stunning athletic
accomplishments, giving a nod to
his style and grace and expounding
on his impact on Port St. Joe, the
high school and community, also
includes a picture taken of
Eppinette calling out signals in
Lakeland during the state playoffs.
The players behind him are
wearing those hideous purple-and-
yellow horizontally striped socks.
Eppinette is wearing the dark


suit that was his g4me-time attire.
"If I have to buy that suit we're
going to put that'in the case, too,"
Wilder said. "We're going to get
those ugly purple and gold socks,
too."
Last Friday's honoring ol
Eppinette came about after the for-
mer coach, who stepped down as a
coach three years ago due to health
issues, announced that this would
be his last school year as a teacher.


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WBFA Anglers Ready to Rumble


by Cafly Johnson
They have arrived in Gulf
County, and they are ready
With practice already under-
way for the first annual Howell
Tackle Florida Invitational Pro/Am
sponsored by Gulf County, the lady
anglers of the Women's Bass
Fishing Association (WBFA) and
their amateur counterparts, have
taken to the straights, lakes,
creeks and coves of the
Apalachicola waterways in full
gusto, some having been here for


quite some time.
"Once this tournament is fin-
ished, I will have been here for four
weeks and I have loved every
minute of it," said Sarah Johnson,
a retired librarian from
Tallahassee. "I have gotten to know
some of the people around here
and really enjoy the fishing,
although it is different from the
traditional lake fishing we are used
to."
While some of the early arrivals


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ties in and around the Gulf County
area.
A native of Eufaula, Alabama,
Mr. Faison earned his degree in
Economics from the University of
Georgia, and currently holds real
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In addition, Mr. Faison will be
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presence in that field, as well.
Mr. Faison and his wife, Lori
Lazenby Faison, an interior design-
er, currently reside in Panama City.
When asked to share his thoughts
on this endeavor, Faison expressed
his "sincere appreciation to Jay.


Rish and the Gulf Coast Realty,
Inc. team for their support. I've
been privileged to work with many


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of these individuals and their
knowledge and professionalism
made this an easy decision for me.
I also look forward to strengthening
my existing relationships with
other area business owners as we
have a unique opportunity to work
together to ensure a bright future
for Gulf County.".
Jay Rish added, "Simply put,
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' Professional bass angler and member of the WBFA, Sheri Glasgow, is in
town for the two day tournament on Thursday and Friday.


were able to get tips from locals
and even hire a fishing guide or
two, all that ended on Friday at
midnight when the first of two
important rules went into effect.
At that point, the ladies were
no longer allowed to take to the
water with a guide. Fishing with
;another professional, an amateur,
a companion or alone is all that is
allowed.
Sunday at midnight a gag
,order was implemented.
Mandated by WBFA rules and reg-
ulations, this rule prohibits both
professionals and ,amateurs from
discussing the fishing with anyone
outside of the organization. So pros
and amateurs can not accept
advice from locals seeking to
inform them about bait, favorite
fishing holes, lines or lures.
Monday night, the ladies took a
break from tournament prepara-
(See WBFA on Page 6)'


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to the date of the event, but the
folks at the Purple Bar would like
to have donations by Tuesday, Feb.
24 in order to place an advertise-
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have donated.
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WBFA -
from Page 5
tion and met with local media at
Half Shells Restaurant to swap sto-
ries and relax a little before head-
ing back to the water to prepare for
the, "Ladies, start your engines,"
call on Thursday morning that will
begin the two-day tournament.
Kathy Magers has turned in
her tournament reels after years of
competing to become the newly
appointed president of the WBFA.
"It will be a bitter sweet day on
Thursday when all the ladies take
off and I stay at the dock, but I am
glad to have this position and do
what I can to support these ladies
and the organization I love so
much," Magers explained. "This is a
group of great women who work
very hard and love what they do."
Just listening in on these pio-
neers of a once male-dominated
sport, it is easy to see and feel the
passion they hold for their profes-
sion.
With professionals giving
advice and strategy to each other
and their amateur counterparts, all
talk is of bass. Although the weath-
er has not cooperated to date for
the anglers while in Gulf County,
many of the ladies have embraced
the waters and are happy to be
here.
"This is the. prettiest place to
fish 'that we never caught any-
thing," explained Jennifer
Lesperance, a veteran angler from
Sulphur, La. "Since we have never
fished here before in a tournament,
it has been a learning curve to find
out what the fish around here real-
ly want."
That feeling seemed to wave
through the group as a whole.
Two-time WBFA world champi-
on Judy Wong of Houston had
found difficulty figuring out cur-
rents and not. having as much
grass to fish in, but having fished
saltwater before, she has an edge
because she understands tides and
how they affect the bite.
And where else would you find
a classically-trained ballerina who
also packs a fishing rod and tackle.
Margaret West, an amateur on
the circuit since 1998 who fishes
about two-to-three tournaments a
year, explained that she loves fish-
ing alongside, the pros and learning
from their experience and has
encouraged other women to get
involved.
While many natives of this area
have been" schooled more in terms
of offshore, saltwater fishing with
baits such as chofers, cigar min-
nows and shrimp, it is easy to pick
up another language that may
sound a little Greek at first with
terms being thrown about like
black water, spinners, and top
waters.
Sheri Glasgow, veteran lady
angler from Muskogee, Ok., roared
from the White City boat dock on a
cold, early Tuesday morning with
the sun finally showing itself to
prove to these ladies that Florida is
in. fact the "Sunshine State," in a
Champion bass boat. With a 175
hp engine running close to its opti-
mum speed of nearly 70 -mph,
Glasgow handled the vessel with an
ease that would be respected by
any captain.
With a chilling breeze bouncing
off their exposed faces, the craft
began skimming the surface of
Lake Wimico, headed to its shallow
water branches.
Once fishing, Glasgow also
explained the mating habits of
bass, something that is apparently
very iniportant in tracking their
movement.
Glasgow described the premi-
um time to fish for bass as being
during spawning season in the
spring. This, according to the pro,
is dependent on water temperature
being around 63 degrees and a full
moon. With those conditions right,
the bass should be jumping into
the boat on their way to spawn in
shallow waters.
However, the local water tem-
perature and moon cycle have not
yet decided to participate.
Not present once discussing
different types of fishing and past
successes were the tall-tales tradi-
tionally associated with fishing sto-
ries. Ever humble, Glasgow was
professional always arid while
maintaining full control of reels,
trolling motor, multiple boat batter-
ies in need of charging and chang-
ing bait, it was easy to see wthy
Glasgow is the current circuit
leader.
"I picked up my first rod and
reel in about 1988," Glasgow
explained. "It just kind of clicked
with me from that point on."
Following a day of fishing, it
was apparent that the ladies had
come to town. All along Reid
Avenue, WBFA decals were visible
in cars parked in front of area mer-
chants. It was soon discovered that
these ladies and their families are


not just fishing in Gulf County.
From buying bait. and fuel, to
lodging and meals, the time and
money this tournament is bringing
is a huge benefit to the entire coun-
ty, according to Paula Pickett, exec-,
utive director of the Gulf County
Tourist Development council.
"This is a great event for our
area," Pickett said. "For every dollar
they spend, that dollar will res-
onate throughout the community
seven times. We are looking at a
great impact during a time of year


WBFA anglers who arrived early got a few fishing tips from Gulf County
Commissioner Carmen McLemore.


that is traditionally slower."
With individuals like Ralph
Rish and Carmen McLemore who
are hosting the Draw Party
Wednesday night and groups
Including Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue coming together to sponsor
and support this tournament, Gulf
County getting involved and is see-
ing the benefits of these ladies com-
ing to town.
Spending time at the local
tackle supply stores to just check-
ing out what the community has to
offer, participants who have never
visited the area, like Jan Heavener
and her husband Charles, are
enjoying themselves and spending
money in the community.
"On this circuit, it is hard not
to see us everywhere because there
are so many of us lady anglers,"
Jan said. "We come to town and are
spending money all over the place
and enjoy doing it. We definitely
leave our mark."
Pickett also hopes the commu-
nity's relationship with the WBFA
grows with the circuit and the com-
munity for the benefit of everyone.
With weigh-ins scheduled for
Thursday and Friday afternoon
beginning at 3 p.m., Magers would
like all of Gulf County to see what
the WBFA offers for the communi-
ties they visit and those who partic-
ipate.
"We have a great group and are


looking forward to growing in the
future," Magers said. "Having peo-
ple come out to see us is the way to
get our name out and show them
what we are all about."
For more information about
this and other WBFA events, visit
www.wbfatours.com.


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The Bank

Cuts Ribbon
The staff of The Bank's Florida
Headquarters office in Port St. Joe
held a grand opening of its new
building for the community on
Thursday, Feb. 12.
Shown are employees and
directors of The Bank as they offi-
cially dedicated the new facility
Wewa Commodity
Certification Feb. 25
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on Wednesday,
February 25th, from 12:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. CT at the Old Gulf
County Courthouse in
Wewahitchka.
The commodity office in room
303 of the Robert M. Moore
Administrative Building at the
Courthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday through Friday (except
holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET for
certification.

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The Gulf County Cooperative
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Scout Troop No. 629 of Mexico Beach with a check for $250.00 for
scouting activities and uniforms. Receiving the check on behalf of the
Girl Scouts were Shawna Wood, troop leader, and Crystal Zapata
and Peggy Wood, assistant troop leaders.


The Port St. Joe Kiwanis
recently made a $500 donation in
support of the Gulf Coast
Community College School of
Culinary Arts. In the picture above,
Culinary Specialist, John Holley
(seated) is presented a check by
Kiwanis Club Treasurer Keith
Jones as students from the School
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GCCC offers the Culinary
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degree, which is a two-year adven-
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student exchange program, inter-
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The Kiwanis of Port St. Joe,
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helping to meet the needs of chil-
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regarding the Club, please contact
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Page 8A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004


Friends of Preserve Raise Funds for Local Habitat


by Carly Johnson
The scene on Saturday, Feb. 7,
was reminiscent of one plucked
straight from a Jimmy Buffet tune,
aside from the 20 mph winds.
Hosted by the Friends of the St.
Joseph Bay Preserves, a non-profit
organization designed to raise
funds and awareness to support
the state-owned aquatic and buffer


preserve areas and their indige-
nous habitats, area visitors and
residents alike received some
down-home cooking at the annual
low-county shrimp boil fundraiser.
Although the event was sched-
uled to last until 3 p.m., feeding
more than 200 event participants,
well over twice that of last year, the


folks of the preserve ran out of food
around 2 p.m.
With tropical music, beverages
flowing and enticing food that
would make the most cajun of
chefs jealous, folks from all parts
and all ages got a chance to par-
take in the revelry and discover
what the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic
and Buffer Preserves are all about.
A first-timer to the area, Linda
Morrison from Albemarle, NC,
came out with friends and enjoyed
the entire facility.
"I am really impressed with this
facility and all they do to protect
the environment," Morrison said. "I
am looking forward to coming back
and exploring some of the trails
and other things they have to offer."
Jinnie June, not a full-time
resident but a recurring visitor to
the area for the past five years, was
also a first-timer to the preserve
site.
"We have been coming down
here from Ithica, NY, for several
years and every time, we discover
something new like this preserve,"
June said. "This place really has a
lot to offer and it seems to be doing
a lot to protect the water and the
beautiful land surrounding it. Most
places you .go now, you can't even
see the water from the road."
Charla Boggs, president of
Friends of the St. Joseph Bay
Preserves, was amazed and proud
of the turnout for the event.
'This will be one of our biggest
fundraisers of the year," Boggs
said. "It is so nice to see such an


ones right here in our locale."
Located on State Road C-30,
the Preserve post, previously
Treasure Bay Lodge, resides on one
of many land lots purchased by the
state for aquatic and buffer pre-
serves. With deer, wild boar and a
catfish pond, the nearly 3,500-acre


Treasure Bay tract brings the total
acreage of the buffer preserve to
approximately 5,500 acres.
For more information about
the Friends of the St. Joseph Bay
Preserves, contact Boggs at 227-
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array of people out here supporting
this cause."
According to Boggs, the money
raised by Friends will go towards
outreach and. educational efforts
for the Preserves including teach-
ing about the necessity of pre-
serves, why things such as pre-
scribed burns are necessary and to
support projects not covered under
state funding.


"We are looking to begin, a but-
terfly and hummingbird habitat in
the front of the Preserve facility,"
Boggs explained. "We also have a
large number of bats living under
the facility that we would like to
relocate to other areas, and also
keep an area here for them. All
types of birding have become a
major multi-million dollar industry
and we .have a lot of interesting


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PSJ Police Beat
February 11: Ernest M. Paul,
40, Apalachicola, VOP-stolen prop-
erty.
February 13: Edna E. Drabant,
26, Wewahitchka, alcohol to minor;
John B. Murray, 18, Boxsprings,
GA, possession of alcohol under,
age 21.
CITY ORDINANCE REGARD-
ING "ABANDONED AND/OR
JUNKED VEHICLES" IN PORT ST.
JOE
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently posting
properties for abandoned and/or
junked vehicles. Unsheltered stor-
.age for a period of thirty (30) days
or more within the corporate limits
of the city, except in licensed junk


yards, of old arid unused stripped
junk automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions, and of
any other vehicles, machinery,
implements or equipment or per-
sonal property of any kind which is
no longer safe or usable for the
purposes for which it was manu-
factured. Any vehicle which does
not have a current tag shall be con-
sidered a, junked automobile.
Vehicles parked on city right of way
in violation of this ordinance will be
towed at owners 'expense to storage
facility. Officers are currently locat-
ing and documenting these- vehi-
cles which are not in compliance of
city ordinance #296. For additional
information regarding these vehicle
violations, please contact Port St.-
Joe Police Department at (850)
229-8265.


Area visitors and residents alike came out to support the Friends of the
Preserve and partake in a low-country shrimp boil.


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MB Pier
ri From Pg 1
further extension of the pier, which
is now out roughly to the sand bar
that squirms near shore.
However, logistics and priori-
ties may keep such an idea on the
back-burner in the near term.
"It's a massive project to redo
it," Sabiston said.
Other city infrastructure proj-
ects continue apace:
4 The city is pursuing a state
parks and recreation grant to facil-
itate the creation of a park around
the new welcome center being
crafted at the western, edge of the
city.
The city has set aside some
matching funds and is hoping to
secure a grant during the upcom-
ing state legislative session.
After a considerable wait, as
city officials leaped through the
appropriate hoops, the city has
secured permits to move forward
on the canal slip project.

Michigan Day
For all those born, raised or
who have lived in Michigan, plus
any friends, are invited to Michigan
.Day on Friday, Feb. 27, at 12:00
p.m. CST at the Civic Center, 105
N. 31st Street, Mexico Beach. Bring
a covered dish to pass and a table
service. Coffee and iced tea will be
provided.


- stretch.
Completion of the study is crit-
ical as the city wrestles with gaudy
growth and attempts to ensure that
the bill from that growth from
impacts on public safety, water and
sewer needs, for example is borne
by new buyers and property own-
ers rather than long-time residents
and property owners.
The rehabilitation of the
water tank will soon be underway.


The contracts are ready to go
and the work should begin immi-
nently.
The project will add about 15-
20 slips the city is constructing
about 30 total and the slips will
permit boat owners to pull in diag-
onally, as in a vast percentage of
parking lots.
"It will make it easier for them
to get the boats in," said director of
public works John Grantland..
"Plus, it will help make their boats
more secure, so they will not be
bumping into the (bulkhead)."
Sometime this week city offi-
cials are expected to receive a copy
of a draft of a study of options for
daily maintenance of the area
around the inlet and addressing
how the sand moves along the
beach.
This "Inlet Dredge Study" is a
more in-depth follow-up to a simi-
lar study done four years ago.
Several components of a
study of development and impact
rates have been completed and the
study has reached the home


The guests of Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay Leffert, now on active duty
with the U.S. Air Force at Tyndall AFB, members of Mold-A-Male/Female trav-
eled to the base's Pelican Reef Club last week for the annual African-
American History Month luncheon. The program celebrated the 50th anniver-
sary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision which banned segregation in public
schools. Guest speaker was Gen. (retired) Lloyd "Fig" Newton, whose
resume reads as a testament to what can be accomplished by any person, of
color or not.


Let's Dance February 26th at Dixie Theatre


For those who have always
wanted to dance, there will be les-
sons in ballroom dancing. The
Dixie Theatre will be having the
first session of the Dixie Ballroom
Dancing Club on Thursday,
February 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Pam


Step Up Florida from Pg. 1
to participate, contact the Gulf *Bicycle riders will then pick
County Health Department at 227- up the next segment that will end
1276. in Highland View at North Florida
Gulf County Itinerary Child Development.
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. CT Walkers will then proceed into
Wewahitchka Port St. Joe and turn North on
*Bike riders will travel from the Hwy. 7 where the relay will recess
Gulf/Calhoun County line on Hwy.
71 from Idlewood Drive to the West for a speaking engagement at City
Arm Bridge. Hall.
*Walkers will then proceed *Walkers will then resume the
from the St. Lawrence Catholic trek along Long Avenue, past Port
Church to West Orange Avenue. St. Joe Elementary School, ending
*Trail riders will then go from at Gulf Coast Community College
T.L. James, Park to Harley Gulf/Franklin Center.
Davidson Drive (Overstreet). *The final segment of the .day
*Bicycle riders will then pick will conclude with horseback riders
up the final leg of the day at the taking the flag to the Gulf/Franklin
Overstreet Bridge and commence County line.
at the Bay/Gulf County line. The Gulf County Sheriffs
Thursday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m. ET The Gulf County Sheriffs
Bay/GThursday, Feb.26, 8 a.m. ET Department will provide an escort
*Walkers will begin the day in along the route and a "sag" wagon
Port St. Joe Beach at the county and first aid station will be provid-
line and proceed East to the Exxon ed by the Gulf County Health
Station near Gulfaire. Department.

Mardi Gras from Pg. 1


themselves to transform the
Centennial Building into an event
that would challenge, those along
the infamous Bourbon Street.
This year, the Tapper
Foundation has come to the table,
so to speak, in bringing four differ-
ent gaming activities to the Gala for
the first time.
Although based in Tallahassee,
the five-piece rhythm and blues
band "Crooked Shooz" has made a
name for itself in Gulf County and
has become synonymous with
great music for all ages, according
to service league member Carla
May.
"We really appreciate the
Tapper Foundation for helping us
set up this new aspect to our
event," May said. 'With the great
band that has a history of keeping
people on the dance floor all night,
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ent items. targeting all age ranges,
May feels that the auction will be
one more draw to entice the com-
munity to attend and get a great
deal on selected items.
"This year the community has
really come out and donated some
spectacular items for the auction,"
May said. "We'think we have creat-
ed an array of items that will
appeal to all adult age groups."
From a two-person dive pack-
age including equipment and open-
water certification, to local getaway
packages, gym memberships, four
comprehensive eye exams and
many others, the auction commit-
tee for the service league is
applauding the generosity of the
community in helping them make
this event a success and raising
money for league programs.
For tickets or information,
please contact Pollyanna Huie 227-
7939 or Leisa Pickett at 229-6424.


Nobles will be there to give a 45
minute class. The suggested dona-
tion is $3.00 per person or $5.00
per couple. Refreshments will be
served.
Ballroom dancing is enjoying
renewed popularity throughout the


world. It is a wonderful social activ-
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exercise and stay healthy.
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PORT ST. JOE 61, MARIANNA 43
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
honored seniors Raye Bailey, Bo
Lenox, Antonio Smiley, Dennis
Warren and Thomas Webb before
Friday's game with Marianna. All
five seniors played most of the
game as the Tiger Sharks defeated
the Bulldogs 61-43 in "The Dome."
Port St. Joe jumped out to an
11-5. lead by the end of the first
quarter, and took a 22-15 lead into
halftime.
At halftime, legendary coach
Vernon Eppinette was honored as
the first inductee to the Port St.
Joe High School "Athletic Hall of
Fame." (see related story on Page
4A).
The Tiger Sharks (15-9) pulled
away in the third quarter when
they outscored Marianna 21-14.
Bo Lenox had 17 points to
lead the Shark attack. Antonio
Smiley and Dennis Warren each
added 14 points, and Raye Bailey
chipped in 12.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs. 5 10 14 14 43
Sharks 11 11 21 18 -61
PSJ (61)- Raye Bailey ,12, Ashton
Larry 2, Bo Lenox 17, Antonio
Smiley 14, Thomas Webb 2,
Dennis Warren 14.,
MHS (43)- Jay 1, Sanders 2,
McKay 6, Thomas 19, Johnson 4,
and Toombs 1,1.
PORT ST. JOE 61, EAST GADSDEN 65
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
After being defeated by 23
points in their Feb. 5 game in "The
Dome," the Tiger Sharks traveled
to Quincy Saturday afternoon and
gave the East Gadsden Jaguars a
run for their money.
The Tigers Sharks (15-10)
closed out their regular-season
play with a, 65-61 double-overtime
loss to the Jaguars.
Port St. Joe had a chance to,
win it with one second remaining
in regulation with the game tied at
44-44, but Dennis Warren missed
all three of his foul shots, sending
the game into overtime.
Ashton Larry led the Tiger
Sharks with 16 points, four
rebounds and :Six assists., Warre,


Raye Bailey lays in two of his
12 points in the Tiger Sharks' 61-43
win over Marianna.


Lady Sharl
PORT ST. JOE 54,
SNEADS 50 p ,- -...
THURSDAY, --- :
FEBRUARY 12
The Port St.
Joe Lady Sharks
advanced to the
District 3-2A
championship
game and sealed a
playoff berth with
Thursday night's
54-50 semifinal .
win over Sneads in
"The Dome."
The Lady
Sharks (8-14)
trailed. 12-8 at the
end of the. first
quarter, but
bounced back in *
the second to
outscore the Lady

into halftime.
G e k e e 1 a Gekeela
Clemmons led all game high
scorers with a Lady Sharks
game-high, 28 over Sneads,


had 15 points, 14 rebounds and
four blocked shots. Raye Bailey
added 12 points, 10 rebounds,
nine assists and. three steals;
while Antonio' Smiley had 10
points and three steals.
Port St. Joe will play
Blountstown at 7 p.m. ET on,
Friday night in Wewahitchka in
the District 3-2A tournament.
Cottondale will play Sneads, a 69-
43 winner over Wewahitchka, at
8:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. The
district championship game will
be at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 9 14 13 8 17-61
Jaguars 10 10 13 11 21-65
PSJ (61)- Raye Bailey 12, .Ashton
Larry 16, Antonio Smiley 10, Ash
Parker 6, Thomas Webb 2, and
Dennis Warren 15.
EGHS (65)- Bryant 11, Rittman
19, Wood 12, Williams 4, Smith
19, and Daniels 10.


Dennis Warren had 14 points
against Marianna and 15 at East
Gadsden.


ks Advance to Regional


Clemmons had a
28 points in the
s' 54-50 victory


points. Shawna Bond
followed with 12
points, and Tavia
Register added eight.
Score by Quarters
Sharks
8 22 12 12-54
Pirates
12 10 15 13-50
PSJ (54)- Shawna
Bond 12, Tavia
Register 8, Gekeela
Clemmons 28, Nikki
Jenkins 2", Telisa
Register 2, and
Angelica Driesbach 2.
SHS (50)- Harvey 10,
Lewis 19, P. Holmes
7, Pullen 7, B.
Holmes 3, Raines 2,
and Mitchell 2.
PORT ST. JOE 25,
COTTONDALE 55
SATURDAY, FEB. 14
The Lady Sharks
were out-matched
Saturday night as
the Cottondale Lady
Hornets' swarmed


"The Dome" for a 55-25 win in the
District 3-2A championship game.
Cottondale led 22-13 at half-
time, then .outscored the Lady
Sharks 33-11 in the second'half.,
Tavia Register led : the Lady
Sharks with eight points.
Port St. Joe (8-15) will travel to
Tallahassee to face North Florida
Christian, the Dist-ict 4-2A winner,
at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday for a
regional quarter-final game. If the
Lady Sharks defeat North Florida,
they will play the winner' of the
Chipley versus ;Jay game on
Tuesday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 5 8 6 5 -25
Hornets 9 13 20 13 55
PSJ (25)- Shawna Bond 4, Latrice
Larry 2, Tavia Register 8, Gekeela
Clemmons 3, Nikki Jenkins 4, and
Angelica Driesbach 4.
CHS (55)- B. Gray 1, Mathis 16, H.
Scurlock 2, Godwin 1, Dickens 2,
Forward 4, Williams 7, Early. 20'
and R. Scurlo,ck 2.


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Wewahitchka baseball teams will
open their 2004 season this
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Sharks host the Century 21 Pre-
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On Thursday, WVewahitchka
will play Wakulla at 5 p.m. ET. and
then Port St. Joe will take on
Apalachicola at 7 p.m. ET.
On Friday, the Gators will play
Apalachicola at 5 p.m., and the
Sharks will play Wakulla at 7 p.m.
The Gators will begin their reg-
ular-season play on Tuesday when
they travel to Bay High for a 5 p.m.
CT game.
The Sharks begin their regular
season next Thursday, when they
host Liberty County at 7 p.m. ET.
The Sharks' alumni and 100
inning games slated for this past
Saturday were rained out. The
100-inning game 'has been
rescheduled to be played over the'
next two Saturdays.


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WEWAHITCHKA 40, ARNOLD 73
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
The Wewahitchka Gators
closed out their regular season
Friday night with a 73-40 loss at
Panama City Beach Arnold.
The Gators (3-16) trailed by
only eight points (33-25) at half-
time. However, the Marlins pulled
away in the third quarter when
they outscored the Gators 19-6.
Trinit Myers led Wewahitchka
with 13 points. Trannon Myers
followed with 10 points, while
David Edwards added eight.
Score by Quarters
Gators 8 17 6 9 40
Marlins 15 18 19 21 73
WHS (40)- Trannon Myers 10,
Trinit Myers 13, Trey Goodwin 6,
David Edwards 8, and Kody
Bidwell 4.
AHS (73)- Grubb 5, B. Schwab 9,
T. Schwab 5, Smith 2, Verraso 8,
Evans 20, Crawford 9, and Blei
12.
WEWAHITCHKA 43, SNEADS 69
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Gators closed out their
2003-2004 season Tuesday night
with a 69-43 loss to Sneads in the
District 3-2A quarter-finals held
in Wewahitchka. They finished
with a 3-17 record.
The Pirates led 36-19 at half-
time, then outscored the Gators

Softball Season

Set To Begin
The Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka girls softball teams
will get their 2004 seasons under-
way this week.
The Lady Sharks will travel to
Bozeman 7 p.m. ET on Monday,
Feb. 23.
The Lady Gators pre-season
classic this past week was rained
out. They will begin regular- sea-
son play at 5 p.m. CT on Friday,
Feb. 20, against Aldta.


33-24 in the second half.
Trinit Myers led the Gators
with 12 points. David Edwards fol-
lowed with 11 points, while
Trannon Myers added 10.
The district tournament will
continue on Friday and Saturday
Nights in Wewahitchka. Port St.
Joe will play Blountstown at 6
p.m. CT on Friday, followed by
Sneads versus Cottondale at 7:30
p.m. CT. The District 3-2A cham-
pionship game will be at 7:30 CT
on Saturday.
Score by Quarters
Gators 10 9 11 13 43
Pirates 19 17 17 16 69
WHS (43)- Trannon Myers 10,
Trinit Myers 12, David Edwards
11, Trey Goodwin 2, Jamie
McCorvey 4, Ben Jones 2, and
Brad Sanders 2.
SHS (69)- Reed 14, Patterson 16,
Douglas 7, Je. Johnson 4,
Williams 10, Lewis 15, Hartfield 2,
Parham 3, Ja. Johnson 6, and
Lockhart 2.

Coast Guard Offering

Free Boat Inspections
Certified vessel examiners will
be providing free boat safety
checks this Saturday, February
21st, in the Piggly Wiggly
Shopping Center parking lot in
Port St. Joe from 10:00 a.m. until
2:00 p.m.
This event is being hosted by
Bluewater Outriggers, which will
be offering fifteen percent off that
day on all safety items for owners
of inspected boats. There is no
penalty if you don't pass the
inspection, but those who do, will
be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard
Courtesy Marine Examination
decal for display on their vessel.
For mor information contact
Ray Whitney at 647-6328 or
Bluewater Outriggers at 229-
1100.


Annual Kid Fest

Set for April 17

The eleventh annual Kidfest
will be held Saturday, April 17th,
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. CT on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
City. The festival provides a day of
activities and entertainment for
children and families in the tri-
state. region. Approximately 7,000
people attend Kidfest each year.
Sponsors, entertainers, ven-
dors, volunteers, and other partic-
ipants of children's activities are
needed to partake in this event
presented by Early Education and
Care, Inc. Individuals interested in
being considered as entertainers,
are to send an audio tape or VHS
tape to Early Education and Care,
Inc., c/o Entertainment Chair,
450 Jenks Avenue, Panama City,
FL 32401 or call (850) 872-7550.
Kidfest is a major community
event that strengthens the family
unit while supporting vital chil-
dren's programs and services
through Early Education and
Care, Inc. (EEC). These children's
programs make it possible for par-
ernts to move from welfare to work,


Trinit Myers shoots for two.
enhance the role of the parent as
the child's first teacher, enhance
the professional development of
early, childhood educators, and
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Ling Tournament To


End After 33 Year Run


by Tim Croft
The ling will become a spring
fling.
After 33 years, the Mexico
Beach Ling Tournament will be rel-
egated to Davy Jones' locker this
year, replaced by a four-week tour-
nament leading up to Memorial Day-
at the end of May.
I The Mexico Beach Fishing
Tournament and Spring Fling will
begin May 8 and run through May
29.-
Fishing, and weigh-ins, will be
each Friday and Saturday and prize
competition, based on points, will
take place in eight species cate-
gories: grouper, snapper, amber-
jack, king, Spanish, cobia, dolphin
and flounder.
There will also be an overall
grand prize winner.
"You can fish one weekend or
fish four weekends and still win
something," said Lynn Costin, pres-
ident/CEO of the Mexico Beach
Community Development Council.
Entry fee is $100 per boat and
by stretching the tournament over
four days the likelihood of a healthy
overall field is enhanced.
"We are hoping for 100 or so
boats, over the four weekends,"
Costin said.
Which would be roughly four
times the size of the field for last
year's Ling Tournament, which
attracted just two dozen boats. :
And for the second-straight
year the ling were not biting; heck,
they weren't even nibbling.
Over the past two years, exactly
one ling has been reeled in.
One local fisherman noted that
over the past 10 years or so the ling
population, particularly during the
tournament's early spring timeline,
has significantly dwindled.
"The ling are just not biting
here," Costin said. "(The tourna-
ment) just wasn't bringing in any
money and nobody was having any
fun."
Last year, the tournament net-
ted a whopping $25 toward the
city's Fourth of July fireworks.
So, this year the emphasis will',
be less on awarding large cash
prizes for one species of fish and'


more on having fun and spreading
the wealth around several fish cate-
gories.
And, maybe, in some small way,
a return to Ling Tournaments of
old, which were punctuated by
dances, carnival rides and events
for all members of the family,
regardless of age.
Each of the four weekends of
the tournament another affiliated
event will take place. -One weekend
it will be a 5K run, another weekend
a beach volleyball tournament and
another will be strictly a kids week-
end.
"We are going to try to make
those four weekends a lot of funi,"
Costin said.
"Our main focus is to raise
some money (for the fireworks),
have an event each weekend and
have more fun."
More details remain to be
ironed out in the next couple of
months.
For more information contact
the Mexico Beach CDC at 648-
8196.

Dixie Youth Baseball
It has been brought to the
league's attention that individuals
affiliated with the league in the past
are calling around to businesses
requesting donations/sponsor-
ships. At this time, the league is in
good standing.'
If anybody has been contacted
by anyone other than the ones list-
ed below, please contact Richard
Jackson at 229-7780 or Robert.
Branch at 229-6256. The league
appreciates the assistance of the
community in this matter.
Richard 'Jackson, president;
Robert Branch, vice-president;
Sissy Worley, treasurer; Candice
Jackson, secretary/sponsorship
fundraising; Cindy Branch, spon-
sorship/fundraising; Scott Godwin
(Sissy Godwin), player agent; and
Mark' Cothran, equipment manag-
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Counting Snakes To Diagnose Health



"Snake Man," Joe Collins, is Searching Area For Snakes as He Studies Environment


by Tim Croft
It was the snake, that coiled
black ominous cottonmouth
snake.
A certain reporter's first incli-
nation was to be afraid, very afraid.
And to run just as far and fast as
his running sticks could carry.
For Joe Collins and his posse,
however, they might as well have
found Blackbeard's gold there in
the woods of Little St. George
Island.
They yelled into walkie-talkies,
shouted for all those to come near,
even, in one case, squealed with
the kind of delight unheard outside
a Britney Spears' concert.
For as incredible as it sounds,
Collins, an adjunct professor at
Fort Hays State University in
Kansas, author of some three
dozen books on reptiles and con-
sidered one of the world's experts
in reptiles, and his merry band of
followers were actually looking for
snakes.
And lizards or frogs. or any
other of their cold-blooded
brethren. Seeking them out, hop-
ing to touch them, to photograph
them, to get up close and personal.
Eeewww.
Over the past several weeks,
they have predominantly scoured
St. Vincent Island National Wildlife
Refuge, with stops at the St. Joe
Buffer Preserve and Little St.
George Island, in a hunt for the
wide variety of slithery, scaly can
we say it, icky creatures that
exist in the shadows and holes of
the forest floor.
"We are counting what's there,
where we find them, when we find
them and what they are doing,"
said Collins, whose white and
orange beard and tiny gray pony-
tail represents the image of a
favored college professor.
"We are doing this to demon-
strate as much as possible the
diversity and to do a survey in the
winter. It's easier to find ,some
species (in the winter) and it gives
you a different look" than a survey
during more hospitable seasons of
the year.
Roy Ogles, a wildlife 'biologist
with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection who
oversees the St. Joseph Buffer
Preserve noted that scientists are
certain that specific species existed
in natural areas of Northwest
Florida decades ago, back in the
1940s and '50s.
By figuring out what is thriving
now, land management officials
can achieve a better handle on
what sort of strategies are needed
to return lands to pristine condi-
tion.
"It's about what we're lacking
as much as what's intact, but
there is an emphasis on what is
intact," Ogles said.
For example, Ogles noted, was
the indigo snake. Known to be
abundant in these parts in the
past, the snake, which is a threat-
ened species, has yet to be discov-
ered on the Buffer Preserve.
The reasons are a mystery.
Establishing the animal diver-
sity on natural lands also can
assist local, state and federal gov-
ernments as they consider land
preservation as sprawl threatens to


overrun natural lands.
"You have to make hard choic-
es about all the places you own
and the places you are spending
tax dollars on," Collins noted. "One
of.those factors is diversity.
"Diversity could be important
for telling us about the health of
the nation or the world."
Collins noted that those slimy
slithery creatures that make so
many shriek in the night could
hold the keys to unlocking a great
medical mystery or provide insight
into fighting diseases.
Advances in technology only
increase the odds of such discover-
ies.
A reptile, currently known or
undiscovered, could, one day, pro-
vide the nuts and bolts to allow
humans to fend off a potentially
deadly disease.
Neglect or disregard of that


"He's the man. He provides a
lot of opportunities."
The interaction between a man
many of his group call a mentor
and his proteges is one of mutual
benefit.
To Collins, it is, at least in sig-
nificant part, a question of energiz-
ing young minds.
"I try to keep their minds
focused on the prospect of discov-
ery," Collins said. "Discovery is
what it's all about."
For those in his entourage, it is
a chance to discover alongside one
of the elites in his field.
"He's the master," said Mike
Rochford, a senior majoring in
biology at Kansas State University
making his second trip south with
Collins. "He's written just, about
anything you'd want to know about
reptiles."
So armed with what look like


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Joe Collins, who turned a love of snakes into a national reputation for
his expertise in herpetology, the study of reptiles, holds a ribbon snake
found under some old aluminum siding on Little St. George Island.


species, however, would render,
such possibilities. moot. ,
"You don't want to lose any of
that, just in case," Collins noted.
So each winter Collins and his
wife, Suzanne, trek south from
their Kansas home to conduct sur-
veys in nearby wilds.
They have done' so for five
years and along the way have been
joined by a troupe of herpetology
mavens: Collins', brother Jerry, a
couple of graduate students from
the University of ,Texas, former
students of Collins' from the
University of' Kansas and Kansas
State and graduate students from
Fort Hays State.
They are a posse on the prowl.
"It's a chance to work on his
project, get some experience with
different environments and it's a
whole lot better place to be in the
winter," said Curtis Schmidt of the
Sternberg Museum of Natural
History at Fort Hays State, who
was making his fourth trip with
Collins.


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Travis Taggart, with the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, demon-
strates a unique camera dexterity with this cottonmouth snake on Little St. George Island.


tially a hook on the end of a metal
rod Collins and his group wade
into where the wild things are,
poking and prodding, literally look-
ing under rocks In hopes of discov-
ering a hiding reptile.
They cover much of the same
ground each winter, paths marked
by large squares of plywood and tin
- creepy crawlers love something to
creepily crawl under which, in
many cases, have numbers paint-
ed on them and which are all
recorded by global positioning sys-
tem coordinates.
The boards and other materi-
als come from Touchstone Energy,
which through its environmental
education program 'partially
underwrites Collins' work.
And sometimes the snake,
hunters don't even have to prod


much.
"We saw a lot just sitting out
basking in the sun," said Suzanne
Collins of one recent chilly morn-
ing on St. Vincent Island.
Every find from that cotton-
mouth snake to a tree frog to a rib-
bon snake to a skink, which for us
untrained herpetologists is, a
species of lizard Is recorded in a
ledger book that is never far from
Collins.
."It will all plug in," Collins
said. "We have a great count for
them. I'm having fun and I'm gath-
ering new information for the next
(field biologists)."
The five-year project, which
Collins hopes will continue,
depending on funding, is just
another chapter for a man who has
made the story of reptiles his life's


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Jerry Collins, left, who follows his brother, Joe, south each year in search of reptiles because, well, he actually
enjoys it, and Kansas State University senior Mike Rochford search the sort of place where creepy things love to
crawl. They found a cottonmouth snake here.


Speckled Trout Fishing Closed


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has designated the month of
February as a closed month for
speckled trout in coastal waters of
the state's northeast and north-
west regions. ,
Simply put, anglers can con-
tinue to fish for speckled trout in
the affected areas during February
but all fish must be released
unharmed.
Northeast region waters


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include state waters north of the
Flagler-Volusia County line to the
Florida-Georgia border, and adja-
cent federal Exclusive Economic
Zone (EEZ) waters. Northwest
region waters include all state
waters from the Pasco-Pinellas
County line north to the Florida-
Alabama border, and adjacent fed-
eral EEZ waters.
During all months except
February, anglers in the Northeast
and northwest regions can keep no
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Correction to Miss Valentine Pageant


The executive director of the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association made an error in iden-
tifying the winners of the 2004
Miss Valentine Pageant. The names
were correct but the picture was-
n't. The winner was shown correct-


ly, Lacey Franklin, second from
right. The first runner up was
Jessica Wells, far right. The second
runner up was correct, Sheiletta
Fisher, far left. Participant Dixie
Flowers is second from the left. We
apologize for the error.


more than five speckled trout
measuring from 15-20 inches, with
one of the trout exceeding 20 inch-
es. The bag limit in the state's
south region is four fish per angler
per day.


theme.
As his brother. > Jerry.
explained, the two caused consid-
erable havoc with their snakes as
youngsters, .
,Joe is simply keeping a family
tradition alive in a way.
"We have a lot. of fun hunting
snakes," Jerry, Collins said. '"We
had a lot of fun as kids. He ju st
took it farther than me."
With a chuckle, he added, "I
knew there was no future in her-
petology."
As for Joe, a project intended
to survey a.-national refuge has
provided opportunity to explore
other valuable and pristine lands.
He has, for example, been
thoroughly impressed with Ogles'
work at the St. Joe Buffer Preserve.
"The buffer preserve is an


Getting way too close, at least
for one reporter, toan entirely harm-
less ribbon snake.

excellent acquisition," Collins said.
"It needs time to ripen, but it's a
dream.
"They've got that comer of the
cape preserved and safe and in
time it will have (the naturally pris-
tine) Panhandle ecosystem."


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Field to James (Jake) Lewis, Jr.
James is the son of Jake and Lola


Daniels/Davis To Wed
John and Wanda. Daniels of
Wewahitchka would like to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Kelly M. Daniels to
Michael A Davis. Michael is to son
of Glenn and Debra Davis of
Overstreet. ..
Maternal grandparents are
Truson and Dorothy Hysmith and
Naomi and the late John Daniels,
all of Wewahitchka. Paternal
grandparents are Joe and Shirley
Nixon of White City and the late
Albert and Annie. B. Davis of
Highland View.
The wedding is planned for
February 29th at Westside Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka at 2:00
D.m. CT and 3:00 p.m. ET. A recep-
,ion -ill follow the ceremony. Local
invitations will not be sent but all
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Lewis.
The blessed day of marriage
was November 15th, in Eastpoint
with Rev. Irene Moses performing
the ceremony. Haley Anderson was
maid of honor. Steve Arthur was
best man. The, two will reside in
Port St. Joe with their son,
Matthew.


Thompson/ Walker
Announce Plans
Phyllis W. Tolliver of Port St.
Joe and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold R.
Tolliver of Apalachicola. announce
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Marquita Ya'Nea Thompkins, to
Ronnie D. Walker, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ronnie L. Walker of Quincy.
Marquita is a 2001 honor grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High School
and is now employed by Wal-Mart
in Tallahassee.
The wedding will take place,
Saturday, June 12th ,at 2:00 p.m.
at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Port
St. Joe. No local invitations are
being sent. All family and friends
are invited to attend.


Couple Make Plans
For May Wedding
Philip Blazer of Houston, TX
and Joy Blazer of Mt. Dora, are
proud to announce the engagement
and upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Sarah Anne Blazer to
Matthew Wayne White, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Michael White of Port St.
Joe.
I Sarah is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blazer of Las
Crusas, NM, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
Fretwell of Palm Bay, and Louise
Merelo of Orlando.
Matthew is the grandson of
Geraldine White and the late
Wayne White of Port St. Joe and
Joyce Britt and the late Charles
Britt of St. Joe Beach.
Sarah is a graduate of
Choctawhatchee High School in Ft.
Walton Beach and the University of
West Florida where she received a
B.S. in Psychology. Matthew is a
graduate of Port St. Joe ,High
School and the University of West
Florida where he received a
B.S.B.A. in Marketing and
Management.
Sarah is currently employed in
Pensacola as a consultant for the
State of Florida and Matthew is
currently employed in Port St. Joe
with GT Conm.
A May 22nd wedding is
planned at Skopelos on The Bay in
.Pensacola.
Boyd Staff Office
Hours Feb. 19th
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff
will be visiting Port St. Joe on
Thursday. February 19th, from
9:30( to 1 i:30 a.m. at the Gilf"
County Courthouse Administra-
tion Annex.
These meetings are on the
third Thursday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in
person issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff has
been trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues related to
various federal agencies. -It is
important to the Congressman that
his staff make themselves available
to those who are not able to travel
to either his Panama City or
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AARP 55 Alive Feb. 24-25


The Port St. Joe Senior and
Community Center is sponsoring
the AARP's Senior Drive Program,
55 Alive. The driving classes are for
seniors (age 50+) and will be held in


Heather Johnson and
Kerry Alan Morris.

Johnson and Morris
Set Wedding Plans
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky S. Johnson,
of Ashford, Alabama, formerly of-
Port St. Joe, would like to
announce the engagement and
upcoming marriage of their daugh-
ter Heather Nicole, to Kerry Alan
Morris. Kerry is the son of Earl and
Sharon Allen,, of Water Valley,
Mississippi.
The grandparents of the bride-
elect are Wallace and .Emma Lee
Guillot of Port St. Joe and the late
Mallie and Melba Johnson of
Clarksville. She is a graduate of
Florida State University, with a
degree in Elementary Education.
Heather is currently employed by
the Early County School System in
Blakely, Georgia.
The groom-elect is the grand-
son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Wilburn Barnes of Batesville,
Mississippi and the late Mr. and
Mrs.. Allen of Water Valley,
Mississippi. He is a graduate from
Troy State University, with a B.S.
in Physical Education, and a M.S.
in Special Education. Kerry is also
employed by the Early County
School System.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, March -20th. -It will be
held at the First Baptist Church in
Blakely, Georgia.


Port St. Joe at the Senior and
Community Center, 120 Library
Drive, on February 24th and 25th
(Tuesday and Wednesday) from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. This will probably be the last
class held in Port St. Joe until fall.
Classes will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a two-
day period, and will be instructed
by Dick McLaughlin, 4 a trained
AARP volunteer. There are no
examinations, no driving tests, and
no chance of losing a driving
license.
At the conclusion of the class,
participants will receive a certifi-
cate that entitles the person to a
discount on their insurance for the
next three years. The course must
then be taken again. Taking the
class also helps to protect both the
driver and his/her loved ones by
making them a better and safer
driver. New laws, highway signs
and road markings, and ways to
avoid the criminal while getting
into or out of the car are also cov-
ered.
There is a $10.00 fee, per per-
son, for the course. To register, call
Ruth McLaughlin at 850-648-3067.
Walk-ins are welcome, if the class
is not filled.


VALENTINE FOR VETS- The John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 and its
ladies auxiliary would like to thank all the classes at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for all the beautiful and meaningful Valentines that they made.
Shown in the photo with some of the Valentines are auxiliary members
Nancy Calendine, Ursula Reynolds, Barbara Brown, and Betty Rudd. The
Valentines were distributed to the VA Medical Centers in Callaway, Lake City,
Gainesville and Gulf Pines.


Madelyn Gortemoller


Lyndsey Butler


Lyndsey Is One
Lyndsey Shawna Butler turned
one on January 15th with a Winnie
the Pooh birthday party. She cele-
brated with many family and
friends.
Lyndsey is the daughter, of
Reba Butler and Shawn "B'tlir of-
Port St. Joe.


Timothy David Watson

Welcome Timothy
One of the greatest gifts from
God was given to Michael and
Megan Watson on January 12th. A
baby boy! Timothy was born at
10:45 p.m. and weighed seven
pounds, 12.2 ounces and was 21
inches long.
Timothy is the grandson of the
late L. David Dean ofWewahitchka.
i lfulanne Eaker of Ovetstreet and"
Johnny and ,Shirley Watson; of,
Altha. He is the great-grandson of


the late Alto Watson and Maudie
Watson of White City.


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John and Emily Gortemoller of
Port St. Joe are pleased to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Madelyn Michelle Gortemoller.
Madelyn was born on November
17th at Gulf Coast Medical Center.
Madelyn weighed six pounds and
ten ounces and was 20 ;and; one-
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Star-Studded
Prom Attire
Show at WHS
Wewahitchka High School will
present its annual prom attire
show Friday, February 20th, at
1:00 p.m. Elaine Layton, SGA
sponsor, would like to extend an
invitation to parents and visitors to
attend this year's show. Twenty-
two couples will participate in the
star-studded prom attire event in
the WHS commons.
Ms. Layton reports that the
tuxedos featured are from Black
Tie Formal Wear, and the ladies
dresses are from Yvette's, both
located in Panama City. The ladies
will get an added bonus from Merle
Norman of Blountstown and the
Chipola Jr. College cosmetology
program. They- have volunteered
their time and expertise to do hair
and make-up for the girls. They
hope to see everyone there.


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Roger and Mary Remmington, winter visitors from Read Landing, MN
made a lot of lap robes out of scrap material they picked up at yard sales,
flea markets and donated material from the John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069. They then gave the lap robes to the VFW to disburse to the VA
Medical Centers.
Arnetta Henderson, auxiliary member of VFW Post #10069 also cro-
cheted many lap robes. Post members George Coody and his son Edward
Coody, Sr. took some of the lap robes and the Valentines that were made by
the Port St. Joe Elementary School to the new Clifford Sims nursing home
in Callaway. Joan Cottrell, a winter visitor from Michigan was making a trip
to Lake City so volunteered to take some lap robes and Valentines there.
Shown in the photo with some of the lap robes are Mary Remmington,
Joan Cottrell and Roger Remmington. If anyone has any material scraps or
yarn they would like to donate for these projects, please bring them by the
VF* in Highland View or call Ginny Seefeldt at 648-5303 and she will be
glad to pick it up.


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(pictured); Mitzy, a gorgeous small,
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a white, small, poodle-mix female;
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FFGC Pres. Council!
Meets In Chipley
The Florida Federation, of
Garden Clubs, District II, which
includes 15 clubs and 17 circles,
met at the home of District Director
and Chipley Garden Club President
Louise Michaels on Friday,
January 30th, for a luncheon and
meeting of the Presidents' Council.
Garden club presidents attend-
ing included: Iris Anderson of Lynn
Haven, Pauline Cook-Shores of
Vernon, Pearl Long of the Marianna
Friendship Club, Sayre R. Steere of
Panama City, Marti Vroma of
Sunny Hills, Betty Lewis of Port St.
Joe, and Louise Michaels of
Chipley.
Also in attendance were
awards chairman Betty Gall of
Panama City, district secretary
Wilma Stubbs of Vernon, Chipley
Garden Club vice president
Charlotte Sapp and guests Mary
Burns (Marianna Friendship club)
and Era Daniels (Port St. Joe).


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 semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
mention Great Food). This is'a must while
vacationing in Paradise.'
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South of Port St. Joe
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Seabreeze Bayfront -' Sparks Bayfront : Hidden Treasure Bayview
73 E. Carolina Street, Lanark Beach 801 Hwy. 98 West, Eastpoint 305 Patton Street, St. George Island
Directions: from the Anchor office in Carrabelle traveling east on H directions: travelling along Hwy. 98 in Eastpoint, house is located just directions: cross bridge to St. George Island, and immediately take the
98 go 4.5 miles and turn right on E. Carolina Street in Lanark Beach. \ st of Eastpoint on bayside. st right onto Bay Shore Drive. Continue on Bay Shore to the 7th road
Brand new four bedroom, three bath bayfront home sit- his three bedroom, two bath home is approximately n the right (Patton Street) turn right onto Patton Street. Hidden
ng on 55'x62' lot. Community dock with boat slip 1,300 sq. ft. Inside this home are many amenities such Treasure is the first house on the right.
tin access M 7 a pg sefxu You can t find another home this nice at this price. New
and beach access. MLS#970 as ceramittle pgded khen 'sainJ steel fixturesir ..n p .igai. in ,cK-d
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Marie Adamson at 850-570-6615.


Lonbom House Bayview 4-5 Pine Cottage Historic N. Side Cousins Home Gulf front
332 Howell Street, St. George Island 112 Sixth Street, Apalachicola 4341 Cape San Bias Road, Cape San Bias
Directions: from the St. George Island bridge: turn right at BP station directions: travelling along Hwy. 98 in Apalachicola, turn north at th directions: From Port St. Joe travel east to C-30A (the "Scenic Route").
onto Bayshore Drive. Head west 6 blocks, turn right on Howell Street. orner of Hwy. 98 and 6th Street, house is-on left. eer right on C'-30A (Cape San Blas Road). Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E.
Lonbom is third house on the left. completelyy refurbished home with hardwood floors urn right on C-30E. Travel 6 miles. Watch for "BP station" on right.
Cozy three bedroom, one and one-half bath bay view throughout. Kitchen with breakfast bar has lots of count- House is directly across street. Watch for signs and balloons.
Cz ocHome is in "X" Zone no flood insurance required! Four
home with beautiful fenced-in yard. Home is angled to er space and cabinets. Full size bathtub and a shower cor- om on
maximize view of the bay. One of the least expensive sin- ner in the master bathroom. Central heating and cooling, bedroom' three and one-half baths, custom built n
gle-family homes on the island. MLS#97920. sprinkler system. MLS#5904. 2000 Topfloor master suite wthprivatedeck, office and
Grayson Shepard 899-1081or Shelley Shepard 678-488.6077. Jereme Neill at 653-5361. wet bar. Many custom features. MLS#99050..
I Call Jeff Fletcher at 850-527-8902.


Sea Urchin Gulf front
110 Sea Urchin Drive, Cape San Bias
Directions: From downtown Apalachicola travel west on Highway
98 7.8 miles to C-30A (the Y). Go 12.4 miles to Cape San Bias
Road (C30E) and turn right. Travel 5 miles. House is on the left
hand side of the road across from the BP Station.
Beach front home has three bedrooms and two
baths, new roof and appliances. MLS#96891.
John L. Miller at 850-899-4510.


Sugar /
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Gulf front
116 W. Clifton
Beach Drive,
Cape SanBlas.
Directions: From down-
to" n Apalachicola travel
west on Highway 98
7.8 miles to C-30A
(the Y). Go 12.4
miles to Cape San
' Blas Road (C30E)
and turn right.
I Travels .
miles. House is on the
left hand side of the ,499,000
road across from the
BP Station.
Beautiful Gulf front five Bedroom, four and one-half
bath custom built home in the prestigious Clifton Place
subdivision on Cape San Bias. MLS#96619.
Adria Muina at 850-832-5894.


Pristine Bay Bayfront
4110 Cape San Bias Road, Cape San Bias
Directions: From Port St. Joe travel east to C-30A (the "Scenic Route").
Veer right on C-30A (Cape San Bias Road). Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E.
Turn right on C-30E. Travel 6 miles. Watch for "BP station" on right.
House is on right shortly after BP. Look for balloons on sign.
Beautiful new three bedroom, three bath home, bonus
"activity room." No flood insurance required. Walkway
to the bay through beautiful nature area. Deeded Gulf
access. MLS#95928.


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The St. Joseph Historical Society recently presented Territorial Giants, Florida's Founding Fathers, wr
M. Porter and Charles B. Smith, to each fourth grader at Port St. Joe Elementary School. The books v
research tools by the students as they study the history of Florida. Shown above is one of the classrc
their books.


Shark Talk l


By Kale Guillot
Another week of school has
now gone and past and did it ever
fly by. Another week is on 'its way
and I hope this .one does not give
me a whiplash like the last. I would
first like to remind all soccer play-
ers that there is a soccer banquet
on February 19th, which is a
Thursday, at 6:00 p.m. All the play-
ers. gave their all and the boys
ended up with an 8-1-1 record and
girls with a 1-7-2 record.
The Century 21 preseason
classic kicks off Februay 19-20.


The first game starts at 5:00 p.m.
This will be the first game of the
baseball season, so be sure to go
out and support your Sharks. Also
this week is the football banquet for
the 2003-2004 season. It will be
held on Tuesday, February 17 at
6:00 p,m. in the commons area of
the high school.
Tenth graders, don't forget that
Friday, February 20th, you will be
taking the practice FCAT. I would
like the tenth graders to know that
I feel your pain. Good luck to you
all. There will also be a school advi-


Ma* P St.J6e Elementary School Peacebuilders of the Week February 16-
20.. Front row left to right: 1st grade, Stephanie Brinkmeier; Kindergartep,
DohnAique Bryant; Pre-K, Brandi Purswell. Back row left to right: 4thgrade,
Joe Rish; 3rd grade, Laura Schekenbach; 2nd grade, Robert Dykes. Not
available for picture 5th grade, Hayley Smith.
Stanford Nine test the week of
March 1-5. Students in grades
three thru five will take, the FCAT
the weeks of March 1-5 and 8-12.


sort council meet
February 23rd at 6:0
I would like to giv
gratulations to te
Kayleigh Lewis who
the state and internal
fairs. The state scieni
fair will be held in J
April and the intern
will be held in Portla
May. Kayleigh is on


highschoolers in the Three Rivers
Region who qualified to go to the
international fair. Way to go
Kayleigh and best of luck! We know
you'll make Port St. Joe High
School proud.
The graduation date for us sen-
iors is edging closer and closer.
Many of us have been accepted to
colleges all over the United States.
We have only a couple of months
together until we must part and go
our separate ways. I am enjoying
these last few months we have at
Port St. Joe High School. I am going
to miss my classmates when the
time.comes we must part. But I will
always have the times we shared
from the first grade till our senior
year in high school. The class of
2004 will forever and always be


remembered in my heart.

^ % Preschool Screening
written by Louise Slated March 31
ill be used as
Doms receiving The Gulf County School Board
and FDLRS/PAEC will be sponsor-
ing free child find preschool screen-
ing Monday, ings on March 31st at Port St. Joe
0 p.m. Elementary and April. 1st at
ve special con- Wewahitchka Elementary from
enth grader, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days.
qualified for Children eligible to participate
itional science must be at least three years old and.
ce engineering not already in a Pre-K or Head Start
acksonville in classroom. For more information or
national (SEF) to schedule an appointment, call
nd, Oregon in 639-3610 for Wewahitchka or 229-
e of only two 1492 for Port St. Joe.


Lilly Souza Wins PSJMS Spelling Bee


On Thursday, February 12th,
after fourteen rounds of competi-
tion, Port St. Joe Middle School
declared Lilly Souza their spelling
champ for 2004. Lilly spelled
"reprieve" and "adobe" after
Victoria Rouse, the first runner-up
misspelled "traverse."
Port St. Joe Middle School
would like to congratulate all.stu-
dents who participated in the com-
petition. Along with Lilly and
Victoria, they were: Raven Harris,
Kasie Thompson, Chelsey Walker,
Katie Odom, Dani Newsome,
Krysten Keyes, Quincy Welch,
Calder Mahan, Savannah Searcy,
Ernie Balogh, Sarah Hiscock,
Morgan Peak, Kristen Posey,
Douglas May, Garrett Avent,
Heather Brinkmeier, Brandon
Ballew, Krystal Keigans, Amber
Allen, Sam Baird, Chaz Byrd,
Grant Gingell, Jeremy Mills, Alyssa
Pettie, Amanda Piccola, Audrey
Skanes, Courtney Ward, Meghan
Williams, and Kristanna Gilbert.
.. On ..Thursday, Februla-- 19th.
-tilI3wil l represents Port St. Joeur
,Middle School in the county bee,
which will be held at Faith


Christian School at 10:00 a.m.
E.S.T. The public is welcome to
attend and watch our five school
champions compete for the County
Spelling Crown.


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auditorium on Thursday, February
19th at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Parents
are invited to attend. A special
thanks to Kim Harrison for arrang-
ing this event.
A magic show will be held in
the Port St. Joe High. School gym
on Tuesday. February 24th at 7:00'
p.m. Advanced discount tickets are
available for $6.00 at Port St.. Joe
Elementary, Middle and High
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Magic Show at PSJ High


An award winning magic show
is coming from Six Flags Park to
Port St. Joe High School. Magician
Vince Carmen and his family of
pretty girls will bring their new
show here for one performance only


on Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00
p.m. in the gym. Known as
"America's First Family of Magic"
this world touring family entertain-
ment' will benefit the Port St. Joe
High School softball team as show


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admitted free with a paying adult.
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Ambers Aldridge, Jr.
"If we meet and you forget me,
you have lost nothing, But if you
meet Jesus Christ and forget Him,
You have lost everything."
Rev. Ambers Aldridge, 78, died
Monday morning, February 9th, at
his home in Brilliant, Alabama. He
was truly a man of God and his tes-
tament of faith was evidenced by
his devotion to God, his wife, and
his family. Jr. Aldridge loved and
celebrated life and the laughter
that accompanied a good practical
joke. He saw the good qualities in
everyone he met and he savored
the time spent outdoors and the
fellowship found with the members
of his hunting club.
During his tenure of 36 years
in the ministry, Bro. Aldridge
served as pastor. of the Free Will
Baptist Churches of Mt. Pleasant,
Free Waters, Union Chapel, Rocky
Top, Mt. Willing, ,Freedom and
Damascus. His happiest moments
in life were when he was, in the pul-
pit talking about his 'Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, and after
church, talking about his three
grandchildren, especially his
granddaughter, and at home play-
ing with his dog, Samson.
He leaves to cherish his memo-
ry, his loving and devoted wife of 57
years, Ida Lee Aldridge of Brilliant,
AL; two daughters, Beth (Terry)
Hawkins of Brilliant and Ann
(Rocky) Comforter of Port St. Joe;
three .grandchildren. Robert
Hawkins of Jasper: Nick Comforter
and Julia Comforter, both 'of
Tallahassee; one brother, Jerry
Aldridge of Brilliant, AL; five sis-
ters, Ludie ;Mae WVestbrooks- of
Moline, IL, Virgie Howette of Silvis,
IL. Willie Starnes of Winfield, AL,
Geneva Mitles of Winfield, AL, and
Lela Huguley of Brilliant, AL; and a
host of nieces, nephews and
beloved .friends. He was dearly
loved by every, member of the
Westbrooks family.
Funeral services' were held
Thursday morning (Feb ,12l at the
Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist
Church of Brilliant with the Re\.
James Walden and Rey. Jamie
Jeffries officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Brilliant Memorial
Gardens.

B.T. "Jack" Taylor
B.T. "Jack" Taylor, 89, of
Wewahitchka passed away
Thursday, February 12th, at his
home. A retired contractor, he was
a member of VFW Post 8285, and
attended Honeyville Methodist
Church. He served in the U.S.
Army as a combat engineer, and
was a veteran of World War II. Mr.
Taylor was also a former commis-
sioner for the City of Wewahitchka.'
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Leona Husband Taylor.
Survivors include his nieces and
nephews, Francis Baker of Pelham,'
AL; Jean Smith of Hopes Bluff, AL;
Sue Owens of Hopes Bluff, AL;
Shirlyn Mitchell of East Gadsden,
AL; Brenda Smith of South
Carolina; Betty Washington of
Leesburg, AL; Judy Camp of
Oneonta, AL; Roger Taylor of


Oneonta, AL; Earl Raymond Taylor
of Weaver, AL; and Gary Wayne
Beard of Gadsden, AL.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday, February 15th, at The
First United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted by the
Rev. David Shepard. Interment fol-
lowed, in Jehu Cemetery.' ,
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

J.L. Williams
Brother J. L. Williams, son of
the late Jim Williams and Seana
Davis, was born June 8, 1928 in
Lake City, He joined the U. S. Navy
and came out with a honorable dis-
charge.
He moved to Port St. Joe in
1939. married the late Mary
WV'lliams..and later joined Mount.
Carmel Bapust Church where he
was a faithful member.
He departed m this life on
Wednesday, February 11th, and
leaves to cherish his memories a
very special person, Ossie
Williams; his daughters, Dorothy
and Pamela of Panama City,
Brenda of Orlando, and Phyllis
Goosby, of Brooklyn, NY; an adopt-
ed daughter, Kanera Williams; a
stepdaughter, Mary Ramsey; his
Sons, Alphonso Williams, Jerry
Williams and wife, Nona, and
Jerome Williams and wife, Shirley;
a3 nephew, J. W. Brooks and wife,
Bernice; two cousins, .Katherine
Bines, and, Eloise McClendon: a
devoted god-daughter, Patty
'Chambers; 13, grandchildren; 17
areat-grandchildren: his closest'
friends. Billy Quinn Sr., Claude
Thomas, Jim Phillips and Edward
Patten; and. special friends, Matfie
.Taylor, Jettie Brown and Emma
Taylor: and a host of nieces,
nephews and, friends.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Februas r 19th, at 2:00
p.m. EST at NMount Carmel Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe, with the
Rev. Luther Baker officiating.
Interment \vil follow in Forest
Hill Cemetery. A ieiminp will be
Held Wednesday. February 18th,
from 6:00 until 8:00 p m. EST at
the church.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Raymond Rogers, Sr.
Rev. Raymond Rogers, Sr.
passed away peacefully Monday
night, February 16th at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. Funeral


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Plans are underway for the
20th reunion for the class of 1984.
The reunion activities are scheduled
for May 28th and 29th, Memorial
Day Weekend, All class members
are requested to please submit their
correct address information so they,
may be kept apprised of plans for
,the upcoming event. Address infor-

arrangements are incomplete at
this time and will be announced at
a later date.


Note of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere
thanks for the love and support
that so many people, friends and
businesses; have shown to Sandy
Watson and her family. Thanks to
all of you, the benefit at the Howard
Creek Caf6 was a success. The love,
emotional support, and financial
assistance have helped to make
this difficult time much easier to
bear.
With love and appreciation,
Sandy Watson and family


A Special Thanks
I would like to thank everyone
for their help in the benefit cook
out for Sarah Shores. A big thank
you to everyone for the cash dona-
tions and everyone who .donated
their time to make sure it was a big
success.
A special thanks to the follow-
ing businesses for their donations:
Walker's Dixie Dandy, Butler's,
Sharon's Cafe, Dockside Cafe,
Duren's Piggly Wiggly, Herndon Oil
(Shell station), Jeff (Flowers bread),
Woodfruitticher, Builders By The
Sea, Kevin's Seafood,, Gracie's
Lounge, Mark Moore and his crew,
and anyone else I may not have
mentioned.
Thank you Gulf County.
From the friends and family of
Sarah, Marie and Jimmy Shores


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THE AWARDS JUST KKEIP COMING

THANKS TO OUR LOYAL CLIENTS !!!!!!!

Gold and Silver were discovered by the Mexico Beach Harmon. Realty,
Inc. sales team. At the 2003 Annual Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties
Board of Realtors Awards Gala, held at the Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe on Friday, January 30, 2004, all Mexico Beach Harmon Realty agents
received awards.

The Silver Award for sales volume of $3 5 Million, was received by
Sales Associates Margie Raffield and Joan Lovelace. Broker Barbara
Harmon and Sales Associate Charlotte Sanford received the Gold Award
for sales volume of $5 + $10 million. This is truly an accomplishment to be
proud of! Once again, the Mexico Beach Harmon Realty sales team have
proven their comi,'tm1ent to providing quality customer serviceand their
dedication to excellence. A heartfelt "THANK YOU" goes out to all .Our
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Make 2004 your year to let this "Multi-Million Dollar Award Winning
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850-648-5767 800-239-4959
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Bobbie Edwards, Agent Roger Bradley, Broker/Owner Victor Ramos, Broker Associate, GRI
After Hours 850-29-9325 Mobile: 850-227-4383 After Hours': 229-2749 After Hours 850-229-9353
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Business: 850-227-9000 Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Fax: 850-227-9111
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downtown Port St. Joe. 2700
,go square feet with showroom and 3
offices plus additional storage. BEAUTIFUL GULF FRONT LOT on
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I ""- -- -"" '-

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BA home located in Indian Pass fea-
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standing, seam metal roof, tile flooring
throughout, plus a den & an office.
Furnished and priced to sell @
$560,000.


"Location, Location, Location
On Indian Pass Beach with
sweeping views of the Gulf of
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wet bar, and professionally decorated.
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COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


Gann Brothers In Concert


The Gann Brothers will be
singing and ministering at First
Baptist Church, Port Si Joe, on
Sunday, February 29th, a: 7:00 p.m.
EST.
The group is much more than
just another Christian music group.
They have the ability to sing, minis-
ter, perform and entertain audi-
ences. Their style of music is appeal-
ing to all ages and ranges from tradi-
tion to mild contemporary. They have
appeared 'on many national concert
productions.

Ash Wed. Service at
MB United Methodist
First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach will be having Ash
Wednesday services on Wednesday,
February 25th at 6:00 p.m. CST.
Pastor Ted Lovelace invites every-
one in the community to go and be a
part of this service. The church is
located on 22nd Street in Mexico
Beach.


The First Baptist Church family
extends a warm invitation to every-
one in the community to go and be
blessed.

Dinner Menu Set
The Wednesday night dinner
menu for February 25th at Beach
Baptist Chapel will be spaghetti 'and
meatballs, salad, bread sticks,

Gospel Sing Slated at

Abe Springs Baptist
Abe Springs Baptist Church will
host a gospel sing on Saturday,
February 21st at 6:00 p.m. CST.
Featured singer will be Joyce Igo from
West Virginia. Local talent will also be
featured.
Pastor Allen Pitts and congrega-
tion extend a warm welcome to every-
one. The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275 in Blountstown. For more
information, call 674-5880.


++ ++ ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

The friendly place to worship!

#First Baptist Church
t 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 Slud.), Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Pr 'r, r and Bible tudv at 6:30 p.m.
Please note. all limes central -' /


dlYf. Tnomas ~,~a, GuaoatcP
The Catholic Church of Gulf County Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417 Weekend Mass schedule
4:00 pm Saturday (ET)
9:30 am Sunday (ET) 11:00 am Sunday (CT)
Ash Wednesday Mass 5:30 pm
Bible Study 7:00 pm Mon. RENEW Season II7:00 pm Thur.
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fri.

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

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

6 First Baptist Church


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
" Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students


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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe '229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . . . .... . .. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .. .. ... 11:00a.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


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


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

dessert and tea.
Dinner is served from 4:00,p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. and take out is available.
Call the church office at 647-5026 to
place orders. A $5.00 donation per
plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311
Columbus Acienue, St. Joe Beach.

New Harvest Homecoming
New Harvest Fellowship Church
will be having homecoming on
Sunday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m.
CT.
Resting Place will be singing in
the morning with lunch served after


__S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
r "' 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
U'" Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time ..... 10:45 a.m. .
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
eSunday School -
*Young Children 8
X


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr.


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


You're Among Friends at
OAK GROVE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
F David A. Fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271 ,
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe, FL
Sunday SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am Children's Choir 6:00pm
Kids on the Move 10:45am Ministry in Action 6:00pm
Small Group Ministries 5:00pm CrossTraining Youth 6:00prh m
Ladies Ministry Tuesday 6:30pm '
Dynamic Praise and Worship Preachingthe Pure Word r


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study.... ......10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship ....... ................11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study............... 7:00 pm EST
|J| 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
Hwy. 98 .
Apalachicola ... ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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


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


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 52456
(850)227-1506 Sunday School 9:45 am.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOP 00 CHURCH HIS WAY Disci pleehip Training 6:00 p.m.
We nesday prayer 7:00 p.m.


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


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


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


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

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


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

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

the morning service.
Everyone is invited. The church
is located at 1800 Highway 71 North,
Wewahitchka.
Kellogg to be Honored
In celebration of black history
month, New Life FBC will honor dea-
coness Maxine Kellogg on Saturday,
February 21st at, 5:00 p.m. at
Tabernacle by the Sea, 219 16th
Street, Apalachicola.
There will be a time to honor this
woman of God with tributes and pre-
sentations, then Ms. Kellogg will per-
form in concert with a reception fol-
lowing. Everyone is' invited.


Rev


First United Methodist Church
Sof Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Contemporary Services: 11:00 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
v. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820


Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: Fjr more
Sunday School 9:00 __ information:


Worship
Small Groups


10:00
6:00


Wednesday:
Night


227-1180
www.graceeagles. org


U gQUENCH



mission HouS 1



V John 6: 35

Matt 25:35


The Mission House
2010 Parker Ave. Highland View
Near Port St. Joe (850) 229-9001

(Services & Cafe times to be announced)

Saturday Night Seminars
Next is 2/21 Homosexuality: What the Bible Says & How We Respond
Sunday Morning Message 2/22 :
AM: Unleashing the Power of Forgiveness PM: The Answer to Temptation
*LABC PowerPoint, By Pastor Bruce R. Duty
Fast food vs. Faith food..."I'm hungry," or "I'm starvect' You've heard
it before..You've said it before./If you're a parent of a young child you heard
it this week or. today, even. Our stomachs cause us to yearn for food when it
is on empty.
Often, we are emotionally & spiritually empty. To fill that particular void
we often "feed" ourselves fast-food ideas or entertainment. The result: weak
& spiritually anemic people. We've become so accustomed to our microwave
"get-it-now" culture, we refuse to "trust & obey" God, & the result is impul-
sive thinking, inaccurate perceptions, & inadequate planning.
,-Please, friend, fo.r your sake & the glory of' Gd, hste r the L. rd Tjke
e'er, thought, captive &\ nLke it obedient to Chui't," 2 Cor 10:5. "They that
wait on the Lord shall renew their strength & mount upwith v-ing- as eagles,"
Isa 40:31. It's easier to listen to other's testimonies & our experiences t-ar to
God because He always demands a verdict.
Don't allow yourself to be counted among the throngs of spiritually ane-
mic people. Feed on His Word. Be filled with His Spirit. Grow in His grace.
"If you love me you will keep my commandments," Jesus said. So, trust &
obey really, there is no other ivay to be happy in Jesus than to trust & obey.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 LongAvenue 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 5:00pmi
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


First Baptist Church, Wewahitchka
436 Hwy. 71, South PO Box 787 Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Phone: (850) 639-2789 Pastor Mike Stroud Fax: (850) 639-4411
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Sunday School Morning Worship Evening Worship
9:30 a.m. CST 10:45 a.m. CST 6:00 p.m. CST
WEDNESDAY SERVICES:
Prime Time for Youth KIDS, Inc Prayer Meeting
(7th-12th Grade) (lst-6th Grade)
6:00 p.m. CST 6:00 p.m. CST 6:30 p.m. CST

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romarls 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


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Gator Sound Band Performed at Tangerine Bowl


Members of the Gator Sound
Band left on December 19th for
Orlando to participate in the 2003
Tangerine Bowl halftime show. The
52 students and chaperones went to
Universal Studios, Islands of
Adventure, Sea World, and Pirates
Dinner Theater during the four-day
trip.
The band members were a part
of the 2000 person halftime show
that paid tribute to the 50th
anniversary of NASA. They also
marched in the Macy's Holiday
Parade at Universal Studios.
Students practiced in the cold
morning air at 5:30 for two days and
temperatures approached the freez-
ing mark during the one evening
rehearsal. Because the trip was a


By: Lori Price
"Student mobility" refers to the
phenomenon of students changing
schools for reasons other than
grade promotion. Students who
transfer frequently between
schools during the .school year are
at greater risk for academic and
behavioral problems. Some
research suggests that differences
in student achievement between,
non-mobile and mobile students
can also be attributed to students'
-background characteristics. There
is often a strong relationship
between mobility and a student's
race and family income.
Fifteen to twenty percent of
school-aged children moved during
the last school year. One out of six
children attend three or more
schools by the end of third grade.
Research indicates that frequent
school changes have a cumulative
affect oi students' achievement
that can place them as much as a
year behind- their peers. Students
changing schools frequently are,
also at greater risk of dropping out.
Schools with high rates of stu-
dent mobility generally have a large
. population of children of migrant
workers, homeless children,
and/or low-income families.
The potential impact of mobili-
ty on students' education is signif-
;icarit, Students .who move often
between schools may experience a,.

Honor Students
Named at PSJ
Middle School
The Port St. Joe Middle School
recently released the names of the
students attaining honor roll dur-
ing the second nine weeks.
6th Grade, All A's: Christopher
Cochran, Rebecca Furr, Kayla
Parker, Melanie Raffield, and
Chelsey Walker.
All-,A's and B's: Jacie Ball,
Jonna Ball, Kodi Blackwell, Jessica
Brake, Evan Branch, Wells
,Chapmah, Cody Clark, Jacob
Combs, Chelsea Flanagan, Raven
Harris, Sara Hoffman, Mallorie
Jones, Shane Knox, Calder Mahan,
Ronald Mohr, Chellsey O'Neill,
Jaylen Pittman, Jasey Powell, Tyler
Ropelis, Kasie Thompson, and
Deshauna Williams.
7th Grade, All A's: Brennis
Bush, and Jessie Raffield.
All A's and B's: Aaron Adams,
Leslie Allen, Emily Baxley, Tayler
Byrd, Angela Canington,
Johnathon Graham, Courtney
Hermsdorfer, Krystal Keigans,
Jamie Kennedy, Kathleen Kerigan,
Susan Mullen, Chaz Norh, Morgan
Peak, Heather Strange, Meredith
Todd, Abrani Vereen, Marissa
Weatherly, and Kaelyn Williams.
8th Grade, All A's: Amber
Allen, Alex Flanagan, Grant
Gingell, Krista Parker, and Amber
Ropelis.
All A's .and B's: Mason Adkison,
Kathryn Arnold, Crystal Bailey,
James Bird, Neva Blackmon, Eric
Brumbaugh, Jessica Buccieri,
Jessica Chancey, Devin Guillot,
Carson Howse, Olivia Lamberson,
Samantha Layfield, Carolyn
Marley, Molly Matty, Ashton Norris,
Antonio Peterson, Alyssa Pettie,
Amanda Shanahan, Tynalin
Smiley, Shadae Thomas, Corbin
Vickery, Meghan Williams, and
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mixture of work and fun, the stu-
dents had a wonderful time, but
were completely exhausted by the
time they got home.
The following is an excerpt from
a letter from Jim Shuler, President
and CEO of Florida Festival Tours
who was in charge of this halftime
extravaganza.
"Recently it was our pleasure to
host the Gator Sound Band under
the direction of Terry Stryker, while
here in Orlando for the band's par-
ticipation in the Mazda Tangerine
Bowl halftime show and the Macy's
Holiday Parade at Universal
Studios, Florida.
While their performances (in
both the parade and the halftime
show) were absolutely stellar, the


range of problems. There may be
lower achievement levels due to
discontinuity of curriculum
between schools, behavioral prob-
lems, difficulty developing peer
relationships, and a greater risk for
dropping out.
Although little research has be
conducted on the impact of student
mobility on non-mobile students,
schools with significant incidences
of student mobility also report an
impact on their non-mobile stu-
dents, teachers, and overall school
climate. Continual student
turnover is disruptive and keeps
non-mobile students from moving
ahead as teachers spend extra time
helping newer students catch up.
Although student mobility has
yet to take center stage on the
national. policy front, the "No Child
Left Behind" Act of 2001 includes
certain caveats in the law that
allow schools and districts to omit
test scores of students who don't
meet certain 'time-in-school/dis-
trict requirements. These excep-
tions raise the question of whether
mobile: students will fall through
the cracks of a system meant to
hold schools accountable for the
academic success of all students.


purpose of this letter is to call atten-
tion to the students of the
Wewahitchka Gator Sound Band.
Their conduct while performing and
while enjoying the local attractions
was exemplary. Many compliments
have been received about how polite
and courteous these young people
are. When personnel from hotels,
attractions and restaurants take the
time to make comments, we know
we have seen something truly spe-
cial.
What marvelous traveling
ambassadors these students are!
Mr. Jerry Kelly (superintendent),
principals Terry Linton and Pam
Lister, parents, fellow students and
all the residents of the Wewahitchka

GCCC Forum to

Discuss Meth Use
Gulf Coast Community
College's chapter of Phi Theta
Kappa, in conjunction with the
honor society's national focus on
Dimensions and Directions of
Health, will host a seminar on local
abuse of methamphetamines on
March 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m. CT in the Health Science
Lecture Hall of' the George G.
Tapper Health Sciences Building
on campus.
The forum, titled "Gazing into
the Crystal Ball: Crystal Meth in
our Community" is intended to
increase awareness of the risk of
using crystal meth. Educators,
local law enforcement, federal
agencies and .health care profes-
sionals will discuss, in a non-judg-
mental way, the effects as well as
the physical and mental health
consequences of using .meth-
amphetamines. Medical experts
agree that long-term use of the
drug can result in serious mental
and physical problems, such as
psychosis and paranoia. In addi-
tion the invited panel will address
issues related to crystal meth
addiction and the impact on the
community.
For additional information, call
Steve Dtinnivant at 769-1551, ext.
5897. A map indicating the location
of the George G. Tapper Health
Sciences Building is available on
the internet at, http://www.gulf-
coast.edu/maps1.htm.


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Gulf Coast Community College's Lifelong Learning Office will host two
Microsoft seminars on March 2nd, in the Student Union Conference
Center on campus. The first Microsoft Touchpoint session, for small busi-
nesses, will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT, and the seminar
for medium-sized companies will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The first forum will allow small businesses to see first-hand how uti-
lizing the right technology solution can help their business run more effi-
ciently. In addition, it will facilitate making educated decisions about the
kind of technology that may be required in the. future and utilizing the
technology investments already made.
The second seminar is for technology providers serving small to medi-
um-sized companies. It is designed to provide technical product and
resource information to allow providers to employ the tools to anticipate
and meet the needs of their customers.
Both seminars 'are free of charge and light refreshments will be
served. For additional information, call Christine LaRue at 872-3818.


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Beverly, Grinslade (pictured), a dental hygienist with the Gulf County
Health Department dental clinic, left the first through fourth graders of Faith
Christian School grinning on Thursday, February 5th.


News Column Faith
Christian School


The Gulf County Spelling Bee
will be held at Faith Christian,
Thursday morning, February 19th.
The winning students from grades
five through eight in all county
schools will compete for the title of
the Gulf County Spelling Champion
of 2004.
The school winner at Faith
Christian is Karisa Nelson. Zach
Taylor was second and Sean
Pridgeon came in third. Other con-
testants were Charles Smith,
Timothy Caswell, and Donnie
Bolden. Karisa will represent FCS
at the spelling bee.
On Wednesday of this past
week, students from Bob Jones
University presented a special
chapel program. The drama team
gave an inspiring program for the
students and visiting parents.
Our mission focus for the
remainder of the year is the South
American Mission (SAM) Academy
in Pucallpa, Peru. The students
there are excited about learning,
but their supplies are meager and
their conditions are poor. Their
needs include air-conditioners,
windows, books for the library,
desks and chairs, curriculum
updates, vacuum cleaners, and
musical instruments such as
recorders. This school is for mis-
sionary children whose patents
serve with the many different mis-
sifon agencies throughout the


Amazon Basin.
It is time to register'your chil-
dren for the 2004-3005 school
year. Present students, will have a
place reserved for them until March
19th. At' that time the enrollment
will be opened to those who are on
the waiting lists. Returning and
new students must register for next
year. Please come by the office as
soon as possible. Remember enroll-
ment is not automatic, your spot is
reserved with your $50.00 registra-
tion fee.
Spirit week will be held March
1-5, and on Friday, March 5th, is
our annual field day. The PTF is
selling special T-shirts to help raise
money to purchase a laminating
machine for the school. See Terri
Nelson, PTF president, to oider
shirts at $8.00'each.
Beverly Grinslade, a dental
hygienist with Gulf County Health
Department dental clinic, gave an
educational presentation to stu-
dents about proper dental care.
She demonstrated how the stu-
dents should properly brush and
floss their teeth and each child was
given a packet With a whale tooth-
brush, toothpaste, and red dye
capsules, which show where the
teeth have not been brushed, prop-
erly. They also watched a super
exciting video, starring King Cavity,
on how important it is to keep their
teeth healthy.


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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 obligatio s 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
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HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE


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


348 Cortez Street, St. Joe Beach MLS#98630
- Three blocks from Gulf, on 2 lots on corner, 4 porch-
es, 3 BR 2 BA, unique open floor plan. Huge kitchen
island, tons of cabinets. Entire home completely remod-
eled in 2001. Energy efficient, in perfect condition.
Furnishings negotiable. $312,000. Call Brenda
Miller 850-648-5683 for details.


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


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


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


Port St. Joe 526 6th St. 2 BR/1 BA home on
nice 50'X167' lot. Zoned Residential/Commercial in
great area. Many possibilities. $149,000.
MLS#98309 Call Ellen Allemore 1-800-
260-1137 or 850-647-8939


Seacliffs of, Cape San Bias with just a short walk
to St. Joseph's State Park. 4 BR/4.5 BA, 2037 sq ft town
home. Beautiful view of beach and near swimming
pool. Large beautifully decorated townhome with pri-
vate elevator. MLS#98580 $450,000 Call
Preston Russ.


105 Lucia Ave. Beacon Hill 2 BR/2 BA Gulf 711 Woodward Avenue 3 BR/2 BA lovely home
view custom built home, open living area, energy effi- situated on a corner lot in Port St. Joe. Totally remod-
cient, in ground heated pool, corner lot. Has parking eled in 2000 from the roof to the plumbing. Spacious
for RV with septic hookup. MLS#96971 $269,000 throughout this home. Call Susie White for an
appointment MLS#97492 $169,900


590 Borders Road, Overstreet, MLS#98587
- Country living at an affordable price. Well main-
tained 3/2.5 MH on 2.6 acres with horse corral, barn,
pasture mostly fenced. Workshop attached to barn with
electric and water, septic and well in place. Eat-in
kitchen, pantry, split bedroom design with garden tub in
master bath. What a wonderful place to live. Call
Brenda Miller 850-648-5683 today $77,900


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


184 S. Oak Street-Indian Pass. 3 BK/2 BA,
Fantastic Gulf Views. Approx 400' from beach, widows
walk, 2 screened decks, 85% furnished, great invest-
ment. $449,900. Call Mark Schultz
MLS#97868


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251 Stanley Drive Wewahitchka 4 BR/5
+BA home west of Wewahitchka in the Dalkeith area.
This ranch style home sits on two oversized lots.
Swimming pool, fireplace, master bath'w/garden tub.
Call Century 21 for more information.
$189,900 MLS#97046


174 Ponderosa Pine Drive 3 BR/2 BA mobile
home built in 1989 sits on Nice size lot. This property is
adjacent to the new subdivision "Palm Breeze".
$75,000 MLS#97459 Call Carol
@850.227.9600


1916 Forest Park Ave. MLS#97976 House
sits on large corner lot 130'x,135', 3 BR/2.5 BA plus
additional room that can be used for office or 4th. BR.
Privacy fence around backyard and screened in pool
enclosure. Lots of unique features in this home makes it
nice. Call Carol for more information at 800-
451-2349 or 850-227-4252.


rear location ro aeaicarea deacn tlrst
house on Desoto St.! 4 BR/3 BA immaculate and
well maintained with Gulf View from deck and master
Br deck! Ideal floor plan with 2 BR/2 BA upstairs, 2
BR/1 BA downstairs for children,guests, or mother-in-
law with kitchen, living room. 2 landscaped lots
50'X150' each.. Partially furnished! Must see!
$450,000 MLS#97374. Ask for Ellen 800-
260-1137 Ext. 16
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205 Cristin's Curve Gulf Aire S/D St. Jo
Beach Lovely spacious 3 BR/2.5 BA Victorian lome
has recently been renovated with beautiful golden oak
wood floors and ceramic tile throughout! Has extra
room off breakfast nook and garage 'for TV room,
office, utility, craft room. 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with office.
Large deck w/hot tub. Back yard is secluded. Gulf Aire
swimming pool and tennis court is one lot over, less than
a 10 minute walk to beach. Must see! $425,000
MLS#98760 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext.
16A or 850-227-5146


7020 Hwy 98 Currently under renovation. 3 BR/1
BA beach home with unobstructed gulf view and dedi-
cated beach access on St. Joe Beach. New tile and car-
peting through out the home with nice sized bath that
includes tiled stand up shower. Very large upper deck
that overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Call Carol
@ 850.227.4252 $445,000


Premier Quality Pre-Construction homes, in
Edge Water Subdivision on St. Joe Beach with Gulf
View. $345,000 Call Carol Bell at 850-227-
4252 for more info. MLS#97417


488 Idlewood Drive 4 BR/3 BA beautiful planta- Gulf Front Cape San Bias 103' fronting gor-
tion style home situated on 17 acres with Dead Lakes in geous beach. 4 BR/3 BA Family Beach House with
the back of property. Over 3500 sq. ft. and includes in 3000 sq ft of casual living space. Loft, hardwood floors
ground pool. $350,000 For more info, call throughout, stone fireplace, deck, sunporch, large open
Carol Bell @ 850-227-4252 MLS#97483 kitchen and jacuzzi. Call'for appt, winter tenants have
arrived! Kim Harrison 227-3745 or.
kim@kimharrison.com


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2501 Constisution Drive Elegant executive
Southern Plantation type home with 266, of fantastic
unobstructed bay view for breathtaking sunsets!
Beautiful pool and spa in landscaped backyard for pri-
vacy. Great for entertaining. Large dining room has
beautiful Bay view and butlers pantry. Kitchen is state-
of-the-art. Open concept with living area, fireplace.
Private family room/guest quarters. Master suite with
sitting room and fireplace on main floor with French
doors to large screened porch overlooking
lool MLS#98762 $2 500,000


Wewahitchka-120 Griffin Road, 3 BR/2 BA
Doublewide situated on approx 1.6 acres, fenced yard,
.very well maintained interior, screened front porch, din-
ing and family room. Lots of space, sizeable bedrooms.
MLS#98675 $89,900


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



Beacon By The Sea
This is an innovative new seaside com-
munity designed to provide active and
independent living with ready access to
healthcare services. This collaborative
effort between Bay Medical Center and
Beacon Hill Therapy and Wellness
Center will offer residents a range of
healthcare options from single-family
homes to town homes apartments. Ride
by today and view property. Lots
starting at $109,900.
Call Warren Yeager
at 850-899-7337


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PORT ST. JOE
* Port St. Joe's newest business address
offers just 41 commercial lots with water front
views, tasteful landscaping with water fountains, brick
pavers and more! A charming "Old Florida" planned
development perfect for professional offices, shops.
Strict architectural control. Act fast! Lots
starting at $194,900
* Palm Breeze Enjoy quiet country living in the
Port St. Joe areas newest and nicest mobile home
acceptable subdivision. Lot sizes range from .44 acres
to .80 acres. Paved road and central water available
but septic tanks will be required.
* Southgate Subdivision Nice lots available to
build your home on. Close to college and schools.
Palm landscaping, brick pavers, new orleans style
lighting. $125,000 each MLS#97266


* Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark
Beach. Lot #34 $775,000

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


* 7679 Hwy 381 MLS #97478 Almost an
acre of land with two mobile homes situated on back
of property. Located only a very short distance to
Willis Landing or Douglas Landing. Call Carol Bell
for more info @ 800-451-2349 or 850-227-
4252.

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


* Bay front acreage located in Bay County lot can be used for commercial or residential use.
off Hwy 22. MLS#95711 $1,750,000 MLS#94532 $239,900


* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices start-
ing at $10,000. MLS#93026.


* 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#13 240 Pebble Beach Avenue
MLS#96871 $250,000
* Bay front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage
on the beautiful St. Joe Bay. $498,500.
MLS#96791. Call Carol Bell for more infor-
mation 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252.
* 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


* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
$199,900.
* Port St. Joe-297 Plantation Drive-Nice res-
idential lot in a quite neighborhood. MLS#97460
$64,900
BEACHES
Phase three is now launching in this
exciting coastal community located at St.
Joe Beach surrounded by St. Joe
Company's proposed Windmark Beach.
Swimming pool, .ribbon curbing, covenants and
restrictions, homeowners association and many more
amenities:. Lots starting at $279,900
* "Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of
Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront
subdivision buffered from the areas larger develop-
ments. But,, enough restricted covenants to have its
own sense of flare. $975,000 each MLS#95776


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Absolute Auction
Network, Inc.
DBA Wade Clark Auctions
In Historic Port Theatre
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ
229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737
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1987 Ford 4x4 Long wheel,
new steering box and new
power steering, new brakes,
new tune up, $2000 or best
offer. Or will trade same
value small truck or good
car. 229-2640. 2tp2/19
1999 Olds Intrigue GLS, AT,
AC, 4 door, sunroof, leather.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc2/19
1997 Chevy Tahoe 4WD, 4
door, leather, AT, $6500.
653-3472/ 899-0354.
ltp2/19
1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme,
one owner, 4 door, ,AT, AC,
V6, low miles, mint $3400.
I''960-4464 tc2 19-
"11;|7. ,1 *Igt< :,
1996 Ford Van with conver-
sion,pkg. Rear A/C;. am/fmin
dual stereo; tv/vcr; E150
with V8; 112k mi. $6,900.
OBO. (850) 547-2421 or
(850) 573-6208 2tp2/19
2000 Pontiac Grand Am, 4
door, AT, AC, low miles, one
owner, $5950. 960-4464.
ltc2/19
1996 Pontiac Grand Am four
door luxury car In perfect
condition. $5,900 obo 647-
2976. 2tp2/19
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, AT, AC, V6, excel-
lent condition. $4450. 960-
4464. ltc2/19
1992 Cadillac Deville good
shape. needs a/c work.
$1500 647-5239. 2tp2/12


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1972 VW. Super Beetle
Convertible, Karmen Edition.
Excellent condition, must
see. $4450. 960-4464.
ltc2/19
1985 Jeep Grand Wagoner
for Sale. Recent engine. Gold
color with wood grain. Asking
$ 2200 OBO. Call 227-9118
after 5:00 pm. Anytime on
weekend. ltp2/19
1987 Toyota Celica, 2 door,
AT, AC, low miles,. excellent
condition, clean, dependable.
$2200. 960-4464. ltc2/19
2003 Toyota Tundra, Reg.
cab, 4x2, v6, bed liner, roll
top, Exc. cond., 11,000 mi
plus, $16,295, Call 229-
2788. 2tp2/12
2001 Toyota Echo. 4 door, 5
speed, AC, CD, one owner,
50,000 miles. Mint condition,
must see! $6450. 960-4464.
ltc2/19
1997 Chevy Cheyenne work
truck, auto trans.,' cruise
control, AC/ air bags. Ladder
rack and tool box incl. Exc.
cond. $5500 firm. 227-7001.
2tp2/12
1993 Mazda Miata hardtop
convertible. 5 speed, AC, one
owner, mint condition, must
see. $5450. 960-4464.
ltc2/19
1992 GMC 1/2 ton 4x4 PU.
Good condition $3750. 229-
6565 201 21 St. 2tp2/12
2002 Nissan Frontier. 4 door,
bed cover, 30,000 miles, one
owner, 5 speed, V6,- must
see. $13,900.960-4464. -
Itc2/19
1981 Chevy LUV. 72,000
original miles. $900 229-
6435. 3tp2/12
1994 Chrysler Concord. 4
door, AT, AC, V6, clean,
dependable. $2200. 960-
4464. itc2/19
.1998. GMC Yukon Black
w/tan interior in great con-
dition call for price.
2000 Eclipse Maroon (white
stripes) w/black interior.
$2000 stereo system includ-
ed, grounds lights also. In
great condition give $500.
want payoff on car. Call 229-
1487 or 899-6222. 2tp2/12
2000 Chevy Venture LT van.
Lr-ather. garaged, one owner,
60,000 miles, loaded, must
see $6,45i0 960-4464
Itc2/19
19S9 Ford Crown Vie Very
dependable car. Looks -and
runs --great. 639-6149.
$1,500 firm. tfc2/5
.1997 Ford F150 XLT
F.-tended Cab. One owner,
AT, AC, Vs, -loaded, must see
to believe! $8450. 960-4464.
Itc2/19


1996 Ford Taurus. 4 door,
AT, AC, V6, clean, depend-
able. $2200. 960-4464.
ltc2/19
1990 Ford Ranger Runs
and looks great. 229-2404
$2250 obo. ltc2/19
1999 Chevy Suburban LT.
Leather, loaded! Tow pack-
age, extra clean. $7950. 960-
4464. ltc2/19
1996 Ford F250, ext. cab,
4WD, excellent shape.
$9,500 call Phil 227-2112.
tfc2/5





15.5 ft. Tri-hull, 75hp
Suzuki, New electronics, 2
new props, CG equipped,
galv. trailer. Asking :$4000.
Call 229-2788 2tp2/12
1995, 23.5, Hunter sailboat.
New motor, new trailer and
sails. $6,000. 527-7476 or
227-1709. 2tp2/12
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12






Drivers 0/0. Owner
Operators wanted Class A
CDL w/hazmat. Home week-
ly, make more money. Call
today 1-800-299-4744.'





220 Selma Street, St.iJoe
Beach. 3/2 double-wide,
deck, fenced yard, view of
gulf. $900/m6. Cal 850-
576-4286 or 850-385-0062
4tp2/19
Commercial- Residential
1200 sq. ft. all new 1004 Hwy
98 Mexico Beach. Long Term.
Call 647-2570. 2tp2/19
1BR house for rent 524 E 4th
St. $400 mo. first and securi-
ty. 227-3333. 2tp2/19
Residential/Commercial
located next to Windmark in
Highland Park. $650 month
available March 1st. Call Bill,
706-333-0159 or 706-663-
2263. ltp2/19
House for rent- New
2BR/2.5BA on Canal. 111 N
32nd St. Avail, April 1st
$950 mo. 706-333-0159 or
706-663-2263 3tp2-/12'


MEXICO BEACH
107 N 31st St. Long term
lease. 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
unfurnished 3 story duplex,
1.5 blocks from the beach.
Limited gulf view from 2nd
and 3rd floor decks. Has
washer, dryer, range, ice-
maker frig., dishwasher,
built-in microwave. 2 car
covered parking on ground
floor. $700 month rent, $500
deposit. NO PETS. Call 648-
6739. 4tp2/12
Apt. For Rent 2 & 3
Bedroom. Call Kenny at 227-
7241 or Phil at 227-2112.
tfc2/12
St. Joe Beach: 3 bedroom,
office/study, 1 bath beach
house directly across from
dedicated beach. Central liv-
ing area/kitchen combina-
tion. Microwave, dishwasher,
frig w/icemaker, and stove
furnished. Washer & dryer
connections. Front and back
porch. $1,050 a month. Call
850/229-9766 or 850/229-
8211 ask for Russ. tfc2/12
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
In Wewa 2BR/1BA mobile
home .in small park. 325/mo.
and sec. dep. 639-5721.2te2/5,
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 month! 227-
7234. 3tp2/5
In Wewa RV and mobile
home lots for rent. $100/mo
inc. water and sewer. 639-
5721. 8tcl/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
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. tfc6/5
Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
:nished units available. -For
more info call 850-229-2706
tfcll/13
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homnes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call, Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc2/5
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 Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
Washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc2/5

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"92 in. Blk leather sofa $150"
"Blk leather recliner $75"
"Bik reclining chair w/
ottoman $50." Or all for
$250. Call 648-9489: See
www.oysterradio.com in the
classified to see photos.
ltp2/19
* Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St.,.PSJ tfc2/5

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In T7h Star


Moving Sale Mexico
Beach. Misc. items includes,
satellite dish, bicycle, etc.
Take 19th St. to 237 Kim
Kove Mexico Bch. Feb 21
7am CT. ltp2/19
Multi family craft and yard
sale First United Methodist
Church,, 22nd St, Mexico
Beach. Saturday only Feb.
21. 8:00 am until 4:00pm
CT. Crafts, craft supplies,
quilts, purses, candles, dolls,
misc, household items.
ltp2/19
Moving Sale 1997 Twin Vee
18' Powered Catamaran by
50hp 4 stroke Honda less
200hrs. Full equipped life
preservers, anchor. Bimini
Top (teal), 'BHF, GPS,
Hummin Bird wide panora-
ma 20 view plus speed, temp,
and depth finder, Minnkota
riptide Auto Pilot trolling mnitr.
Pole Platform, Auto bail, rode
holders. Ritchie compass,
48qt. Igloo cooler/seat, bow
seat. Original price $16,900.
Selling Price $9,495.
Generator: 10hp 5250 watt
devilbiss brushless alterna-
tor. New $470.
Rolltop desk Teak made in
Denmark new price $785
selling price $350
Bose AM/FM CD player orig-
inally $1100 now $350
Ryobi 12 and 3/16" planer
$225. Assortment of fishing
rods Call 850-229-6990.
Itp2/19


Homemaker position avail-
able in Port St. Joe area -
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens presently has addi-
tional funds to hire a 20hr
part time worker for the Port
St. Joe area. This position is
for a homemaker. Applicants
must be at least 18 years of
age, have a high school edu-
cation, a valid driver license
dependable transportation
and pass a background
check and drug screening.
Applications can be picked
up at the Port St. Joe Senior
Center between 8:00 am and
5:00 pm. Deadline for appli-
cations is Feb. 27th. The Gulf
County Senior Citizens is a
drug free work place and an
equal opportunity employer.
For information regarding
this position please call the
office at 229-8466. tfc2/19
,Physical Therapy Assistant
(P.T.A.) Jackson,'
Washington, Holmes OR
Walton County. Home Health'
Care. Flexible schedule.
Salary 50K with benefits OR
pay per visit. Voice Mail (850)
573-6211 or Fax Resume
(850) 547-4679. 2tp2/19
Need experienced roofers -
top pay. Rodney Hall Roofing,
Inc. 229-6859. 2tp2/12


Licensed Real Estate Agent
wanted Flexible hours,
aggressive commission scale,
pleasant work environment.
Qall 229-4500. 2tp2/19
Advertising Sales person -
The Star Publishing Co.
seeks an advertising sales
person to support its sales
team. Must have good com-
munication, organizational,
and computer skills.
Newspaper experience or
advertising sales experience
a plus but not a requirement.
Job includes benefit pack-
age. Submit resume to:
The Star
P. 6. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
or drop by the office at 209-
211 Reid Avenue, PSJ FL.
Carpenter and carpenter
helpers needed in south Gulf
Co. Top pay, transportation a
must Contact Paul. cell
527-7374, home 227-1490.
3tp2/12

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. Stpl/15


Assistant Construction
- Superintendent position
available Field skills
required $10 per hour.
Transportation available.
tfc2/12
Construction Laborers
wanted $6.50 per hour and
up. Drivers license required.
CDL a plus. Drug, Free
Workplace. Please call 850-
653-5245. tfc2/12
Seeking experienced truck
driver. FLA. CDL license
required, with clean driving
record. Apply in person to:
Bayside Lumber, 516 first St.
Port St. Joe, FL. tfc2/12
Security guards needed for
Gulf Pines Hospital. See Rick
Harrison, Head of Security,
Mon. Fri., 7am 1pm.
2tc2/12
Local construction compa-
ny looking for experienced
building carpenters and
laborers. Experience
required. (850) 229-5281 -
Please Call! 2tp2/12
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
Experienced cook wanted -,
Sea Level, Cafe. 647-9199
tfcl/1
AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfclO/30


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.

Are you an energetic and dependable work-
er? If so, you qualify for an opportunity to
launch your career with a growing company!
You must be willing to travel and have valid
ID) and SS card. Come by, introduce yourself
and fill out an application. (EOE)
We; offer greatbenefits to qualifying employ-
ees such as401k, group medical and dental
insurance, employee stock purchase, vaca-
tion, life and LTD Insurance, uniforms and per
diem.


oau idaaut dsmce 1946"


We are now hiring

-Class A CDL Drivers

-Equipment Operators

-Construction Crew Laborers

www.trawickconstruction.com
Port St. Joe,FL / 850.229.2708
tfcl/22


PINE RIDGE APTS., CLOCK REPAIR CUUTMTO
*rl tiC s. f i,, ,,I.t, i. .h, ,, .Iw Clocks PIIAC YO uIAD

125 Venus Dr., 648-5165 22712M
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451 _tTt T'. OtTfT,


For Rent GULi SNHIRJit
1, 2 & 3 STORAGE
b~~,rn STRG


uea room apts.
Central heat and air
On-site Management
* Carpeting Laundry facilities

Voice/TTY Access
711-850-227-7451


201 Desota
St. Joe Beach
also boat & camper storage

899-3665
8tc1/8


Steve Brant's

ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229-6326






*Lrg nit o llt, l
New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty

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


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

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


J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
...... ,PortSt .Joe,
Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
( Fax 229-6041


.adioShack
Authorized Sales Center

BEACH

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



Bill Lynch
Auto Crushers

If you need your
junk car moved
call Bill Lynch

(850)227-1654
8tcl/29






UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Specialists in Painting,
Fiberglass Repair and Boat
Detailing, 20 Ton Lift Capability

Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


* Residential *Custom Wood COSTIN'S
" Commercial *industrial Booeepng service
A & 4 Fence Tax Returns A Specialty
Fencing aVd Concrete Work 202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates Q{f80 229-858 1
EIN#5931 15646 (8sf) 647-4047 (850 229-8581

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

COMMERCIAL CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULF 901M ECO.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-647-4255



Make your


"Dream Hogs e


a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, MBA


850-647-8028


MRESEIDiiIAn
-I'oo Is -r



Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 850-227-6131



Winter pool
.. covers are in,r


order yours today!

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



Limo Livery

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


TRADES & SERVICES












THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004 PAGE 11B


-PUBLC NOTICES


DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW! Looking for a
great career opportunity?
Werner, Coastal Transp. &
Covenant are hiring entry-
level truck drivers. Long Haul
and Home weekly. Earn
$700+ weekly with great ben-
efits. 15 day CDL training
now available in your area.
Call Today toll free 1-877-
214-3624. 4tp2/5

Arizona Chemical Mfg facil-
ity in Port St. Joe, FL, is cur-'
rently hiring laborer position.
Position requirements
include being able to work
with diverse teams, work well
.with management and peers.
Be willing to promote into
higher jobs as opportunities
arise, and willing to work on
a rotating basis (shift work).
Five yrs industrial mfg expe-
rience desired. Starting pay
is $13.12 per hour. Qualified
applicants apply at the
Workforce Center, 625 Hwy
231, Panama City, FL.
Deadline to apply is Friday,
February 20, 2004. No appli-
cations will be accepted at
the manufacturing facility in
Port St. Joe. Arizona
Chemical is an equal oppor-
tunity employer, M/F/D/V.
2tp2/12

DON'T JUST GO TO WORK!
Start Building A Career!!!
Work with and be trained by
'one of the area's most suc-
cessful Real Estate Broker's.
DONNA SPEARS REALTY
is seeking Professional &
Motivated Realtor's with or
without training to join our
team. Leads are provided.
$50,000 to over $70,000
Your First Year!!!
DONNA SPEARS RENTALS
is seeking Administrative
Professional. Rental experi-
ence is helpful. General
office 'duties. MS Word,
Excel & Publisher is helpful.
We're willing to train.
Call us today at 227-7879
2tc2/12

Unskilled Labor .- 18 or
older, FL Driver Licenses,
Heavy lifting, Christian need-
ed to work in this area -
advancements a must. Call
850-722-6361. Leave a mes-
sage. We will return calls
between 6-9 pm. 8tp I /15

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the following
positions:
(4) Baylor weekend CNA's
(2) 3-11 CNA's-
11-7 RN Nurse
11-7 CNA's
Dietary Aides
Hidoiekeeping/Laundry
Aides
Apply in person to:
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8244
tfcl/15

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. tfc10/9

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 docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
starramsey@gt com.net tfclO/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






T.V. stand w/10 shelves $25.
Sears riding lawnmower
w/bagger $500. New roof
mount power vent $40.
Queen sleeper sofa $200.
Novelty lighthouse/yard $25.
227-1992 ltp2/19

Dining set for sale table,
chairs, glass china cabinet,
and buffet $250. Also bed-
room furniture and large ani-
mal cages. 648-8201.
ltc2/19

Craftsman 25 hp riding
lawnmower. 46" cut just over
100 hrs. $1200. 648-4298.'
3tp2/12

Antique dresser set Make
Offer. Organ $50, 110 win-
dow ac. works good $30.
Steel door w/easing etched
glass in door $250 229-6435.
3tp2/12


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

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



-OBIEHOM


Mobile .Home lot for Single
wide. 648-8201. tfc2/19


For Sale by Owner used
4BR/2BA on .96 acre with all
improvements. Ready to
move in. $750 down with
approved credit. Call Vance
763-4266. ltc2/19

4BR/2BA on 1.97 acre land.
Ready to move in now! $500
down will get you in with
good credit. Call 763-4266
Vance.

Used homes 4 single wides,
4 double wides, 3 & 4 bed-
rooms. No reasonable offer
refused. Prices starting at
$2000. Call Vance 763-4266.
ltc2/19

3 Landhome Pkgs Ready to
move in: Now: $500 down
payments starting at $585-
per month 3 and 4 bedroom
models. Call Vance 763-
4266. ltc2/19

Used Homes for Sale
4BR/2BA $38,000
4BR/2BA $37,900
3BR/2BA $22,900
3BR/2BA $11,900
New 4BR/2BA $48,900
All homes include set up,
delivery and A/C. Call Vance
763-4266. ltp2/19

First time Buyer & Single
Parents Program on home
only and Landhome $500
down. Call Vance 763-4266.
ltp2/19





Found in the vicinity of Ward
Ridge a really nice black lab,
about 2 yrs old, very gentle,
house trained and rides in
car very well. Call after 6pm
about this nice dog 227-
2155. ltp2/19






Need a house for my lot. Will
pay small price and moving
cost. 647-5210. leave mes-
sage. 2tp2/19

224. Pines Street St. Joe
Beach, 3BR/2BA home,
2BR/1BA mobile home on 3
lots, 75' x 150'. Owner asking
$350,000. 647-8980.
2tp2/19

75' x 175' Residential lot. 1st
Block of Marvin Ave. Behind
post office. No backyard
neighbors. Ready to build on.
827-4292. .. 2tp2/19


Howard Creek -
Dilapidated fixer upper
4-room shack on beau-
tiful heavily wooded
high and dry corner lot
at Shellcraker and
Turkey. $40k or best
offer. 763-6815 3tp2/19


Mexico Beach 2BR/2BA den
3rd BR living room. Full
kitchen, porch, carport,
water view less than 1000'
from gulf great rental.
$310,000 648-4748 or 527-
7792 by owner. 4tp2/19

Wewahitchka 584 S 2nd
St. Fixer upper, Sale by
owner $24,000 cash or best
offer. Call Tom 803-407-
3333. 3tp2/19

Gulf front lot, Cape San Bias,
50 foot frontage,, .4 acres
$495,000. 229-246-0500.
3tp2/12
5 Acre Farms, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Great bargain 850-
229-6487 or 850-229-6507.
tfc6/2,6

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

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
MAGNOLIA RIDGE Think you
can't find great investments under
$100k Wrong! Community near
Apalachicola River with paved
streets, Ounderground utilities,
nature walks. Lots from $39,000
BETTY RAY WESTON &
SHERRI DODSWORTH
227-5566
800-787-1012
info@forgottencoastnews.com


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Everything We Touch
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SUNSETS GALORE! Stunning
gulf-view Cape townhome. 4BR,
elevator, beautifully furnished.
MLS# 97419 $449,000


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800-787-1012
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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.
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7201 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach.
Gulf front 1/2 -duplex.
2BR/2BA fully furnished,
adjoins dedicated beach.
$595,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico B,each Harmon
Realty 800-239-4959 or 850-
527-2560. tfcll/6

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

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

GULF FRONT CAPE DUPLEX
Fantastic rental record! Call for
2003 GRI. 2 BR+ loft. Furnished
MLS# 97419 $449,000


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SHERRI DODSWORTH
227-5566
800-787-1012
info@forgottencoastnews.com


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION,
f/k/a ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION
Plaintiff,
vs.
ESTATE .OF LUTHER DAVID DEAN,
through its Personal Repitsentative(s),
Crystal Williams, Kellianne Byrd and
Megan Watson and/or MARGARET
CONN DEAN and CRYSTAL WILLIAMS,
KELLIANNE BYRD, MEGAN WATSON
and MARGARET CONN DEAN, individ-
'ually,
Defendant.
CASE NO. 02-416-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby give 'that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 3, 2004 and entered In Civil
Case No. 02-416-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida, in and
for Gulf County, wherein EMERALD
CfAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
f/k/a ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION Is Plaintiff and
ESTATE OF LUTHER DAVID DEAN,
.through its Personal Representative(s)
Crystal Williams,. Kellianne Byrd and
Megan Watson and/or MARGARET
CONN DEAN and CRYSTAL WILLIAMS,
KELLIANNE BYRD, MEGAN WATSON
and MARGARET CONN .DEAN, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the
26th day of February, 2004. the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
Lots 2 and 3, Block 10, less the South
25 feet of Lot 3, Block 10, according to
the official map thereof on file in the
SOffice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, being the
Corrective replat of Twin Lakes
Subdivision Unit One.
DATED this 6th day of February, 2004..
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
BY /s/ Barbara Baxter
DEPUTY CLERK
Publish: Feb. 12 & 19, 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of -Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid no. 04-02 in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida
or by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457, until 2:00 pm eastern
standard time, February 27, 2004. for
the demolition of the existing
Dewatered Sludge Storage" Facility
Building and its associated equipment
located in the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida.
A complete scope of work to be pre-.
formed and bid forms are available in
the office of the City Clerk, 305 Cecil
Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida, (850)
229-8261, Monday through Friday.
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm eastern
standard time. Bids will be opened and
read February 27; 2004, at 3:00 pm
eastern standard time in the Office of
the City Clerk, City Hall, 305 Cecil
Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe. Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Publish: Feb. 12, 19, & 26, 2004
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
Adminsitratve Procedures Act, for the
purpose, of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education rules.
Summary: The following is a brief
description of each proposal change.
7.70 Purchasing and Bidding
Economic Impact: These proposals
will result in no direct costs associated
E E.-Al p. 'r. ULL E
e H 6;LDTi
Tie: 6:00Tf.m.Et' ..L
Date: March9: 2004
Place: Gulf County School
Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules
can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption Is authorized and the law
being implemented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed


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Services and approved for considera-
tion by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendments: See above
Publish: Feb. 19 & 26, 2004
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the fol-
lowing applications) for water use per-
mit(s) has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District:
Application number 1 06368
filed 02/09/2004 ,
The Club at Cape San Bias, '
LLC; HC3 Box 98710. Mexico
Beach, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum with-
drawal of 21,000 gallons per
day from the Surficial Aquifer
System for Landscape
Irrigation use by existing and
proposed facilities.
General withdrawal locations)
in Gulf County: T09S, RI 1W,
Sec.22 C *
Interested person may. object to or
comment upon the applications or sub-
mit a written request for a copy of the
staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applica-
tion(s) by writing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of the Northwest
Florida Water Management District,
attention Terri Peterson, ,152 Water
Management Drive, Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such comments or
requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on March 3, 2004.
No further public notice will be provided
regarding this (these) appllcatlon(s).
Publication of this notice constitutes
constructive notice of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially affected per-
sons. A copy of the staff reports) must
be requested in order to remain
advised of further proceedings and any,
public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
and administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submit-
ting a written request according to the
provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices, of
Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to persons who have filed such
requests. .
Publish: Feb. 19, 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold a special meeting on Monday,
February 23, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at the Gulf County Public
Library, Library Meeting Room, 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida, for
the purpose of discussing funding
options. All who wish may attend and
be heard.
Publish: February 19. 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold Its regular monthly meeting for
February on Monday. February 23,
2004, at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish may attend and
be heard.
Publish: February 19, 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold a Planning Meeting with represen-
tatives of the City of Port St. Joe and
the St. Joe Company on Tuesday,
February 24, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.,
E.S.T., at the City of Port St. Joe Fire
Station, located on Williams Avenue
behind City Hall, Port St. Joe. Florida.
All who wish may attend and be heard.
Publish: February 19, 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a'
Public Workshop
When: February 19, 2004
Time: a 5:30 pm
Where: Commission Chambers
.Agenda: Concept Design for
Beautification
Revised Rental Agreement
City Manager
DEP Clean-up at Warehouse
All persons are invited to attend these
meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said meeting will need a record of the,
proceedings, and for such purpose may
need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be


based. The Board of City Commission
of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will
not provide a verbatim record of this
meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
Publish: February 19, 2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe has scheduled
a Visioning Meeting
When: February 25, 2004
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Centennial Building
Purpose: Coordination of interested
persons, groups, business persons,
civic leaders, merchants, organiza-
tions, and state and local government
officials to:
1. Develop, a list of the needs of the
Waterfront and Downtown areas of
Port St. Joe Develop a list of potential
methods to tie together the areas.
2. Prepare a Vision of the designated
areas
3. Prepare ideas to Implement the
vision
All persons are invited to attend and
participate. Please contact Carol Davis
at City Hall, Telephone No. (850) 229-
8261 to be added to the list of partici-
pates.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI- -
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this meeting should
contact Carol Davis, City of Port St.
Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No. (850)
229-8261. '
Publish February 19, 2004

Mltao.,nr T ak F,:-.:e
The Gull' Courin, L.:cl MIl La.-F
Scraege l4(L IS) T'ai. F,.,ce i h.::laring
a public meeting to gather suggestions
and comments from. members of the
community regarding the hazard miti-
gation plan that is now being devel-
oped. The Task Force is responsible for
developing a plan that will list pro-
posed projects and programs that, If
implemented, will make the, communi-
ties of Gulf County less vulnerable to
the human and economic impacts of
'future disasters. The meeting will be
held at the Gulf County Administrative
Building, Conference Room 307, on
Tuesday, Felruary 24, 2004, at 10:00
am EST. Members of the' public are
encouraged to attend the meeting to
learn about the planning effort and to
provide input to the Task Force. Public
copies, of the existing LMS can be
reviewed, at the Gulf County
Administrative Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. All comments from the public
should be submitted in' riting tothe
Apalachee Regional Planning Council,
20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1,
Blountstown, Florida 32424 or by
email to arpc4@digitalexp.com.
For additional information, contact:
Chris Rietow
850-488-6211
arpc4@digitialexp.com
The location of the public hearing is
handicapped accessible. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter
for the hearing impaired or the visually
Impaired should contact R.Larry Wells.
Director of Emergency Management, at
(850) 229-9110, at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting and an inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-
English, speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should con-
tact R. Larry Wells,. Director. of
Emergency Management, at (850) 229-
9110, at least five calendar days prior
to the meeting and a language inter-
preter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf
Persons (DD) please call 1-800-855-
1155. Any handicapped person requir-
ing special accommodation at this
mccLU- "rr'il.ud i:.:,ris,'-l F, LATm W el-
SDrector CI' cEa,meri.:,' r.lr.emen-il .,
18501 224 4i |i- ) a ls'. 7;: ci.d.ndr
day.- prior it,. tr- m.-erun,
Publish Februiu-, 19, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
,FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF. :
BOBBY LEE ADAMS
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO 04 .13 PR
S NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
*BOBBY LEE ADAMS, deceased, whose
date of death was January 20, 2004, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf


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MINUTES.. .GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
I 'f~rfl'r- -I 'cr.B.r...fi.....r


County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 04-13-PR: 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
Representatives and the Personal
Representatives' attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured. contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE
THE LATER OF THE DATE THAT IS
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate.
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN.THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is February 19, 2004.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representatives:
Lisa Pettis
1680 Good Wood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Bobby Lee Adams, Jr.
1501 Kentucky Avenue
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Publish: February 19 & 26. 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES T. BARINEAU.
Deceased.
CASE NO.: 2003-72-PR-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES T. BARINEAU, deceased,
whose date of death was July 19, 2003,
File Number 2003-72-PR, is pending in
the Circuit pourt, for Gulf County,
Florida. Probate.-Division, the address
of which is 1000, Cecil Costin Blvd..
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first Publication of this


notice is February 19, 2004.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ ALVIN L. PETERS
Florida Bar No. 0473030
25 East 8th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Telephone (850) 769-7825
Personal Representative:
/s/ Laura L. Barineau
249 Basswood Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish: February 19 & 26, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 03-507-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST'
COMPANY UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT AS
TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY
DEAN WITTER CAPITAL I, INC.. TRUST
2002-HE-2.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
SCOTT LEE HARVEY, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MARY RAYE HARVEY AND
SCOTT HARVEY
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they- be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being fore-'
closed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property:
LOT 4 AND THE EAST 15 FEET OF
LOT 3, BLOCK 1, C.L. MORGAN'S
ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA, UNIT NUMBER ONE, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 AT PAGE 33 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
has been filed' against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 801 S University
Drive #500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or
before March 22, 2004 (no later than
30 days form the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of this court
either before service'on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at GULF County, Florida, this
11th day of February, 2004.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Barbara Baxter
DEPUTY CLERK
Publish: February 19 & 26, 2004
. r IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA .
CASE NO.: 03-515-CA
GreenPoint Credit,.LLC,
a corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Christopher A. Lemke, Dana R. Lemke,
IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES,. HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY. THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
AND ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE
UNCERTAIN.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: Christopher A. Lemke. Dana K.
Lemke, IF LIVING. AND IF DECEASED,
THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS.
DEVISEES. GRANTEES. CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM.
Last known residence -- 101 Levi
Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a Purchase Money First
Mortgage and Note on the following
property In Gulf County, Florida:
Lot 7 (New Parcel)
Commence at a 4" square concrete
monument stamped L. B. No. 053 at
the Northeast corner of the Southwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
Section 10, Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County. Florida; thence
go S0025'04'W, along the Easterly
boundary line of the Southwest quarter
of the Northwest Quarter of said
Section 10 (monumented) for a dis-
tance of 294.00 feet to the Northerly
right of way boundary line of Michael
Street (having a 66 foot wide right of
way); thence go North 8939'08"W
along said Northerly right of way
boundary line for a distance of 458.16
feet to a point of intersection with the
Westerly right of way boundary line of
Michael Street; thence go Southwest
along said Westerly right of way bound-
ary line along the arc of a curve to the
left, having a radius of 385.83 feet,
through a central angle of 5332'57" for
an arc length of 360.60 feet. (Chord
bearing S1626'24'W for a distance of
347.62feet) to a Point of Reverse Curve
and the POINT OF BEGINNING. From
said Point of Beginning continue
Southwesterly along said right of way
boundary line along the arc of a curve
to the right, having a radius of 25.00
feet, through a central angle of
48'58'20" for an arc distance of 21.37
feet (Chord bearing S39'52'03'W for a
distance of 20.72 feet) to a Point of
Tangency on the Northerly right of way
boundary line of Levi Street (having a
66 foot wide right of way); thence go
S6421'20"W along said Northerly right
of way boundary line for a distance of
116.40 feet; thence departing the
Northerly right of way boundary line of
Levi Street, go N6431'29W for a dis-
tance of 361.65 feet, more or less, to
the centerline of a creek; thence go
Northeasterly along the centerline of
said creek 111 feet, more or less, to a
point which bears N64*31'29'W of the
Point of Beginning; thence departing
the centerline of said creek, go
S64'31'29"E for a distance for 435.85
feet, more or less, to the Point of
Beginning. Said parcel of land lying
and being in Section 10, Township 4
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida,
Together with a Non-exclusive ease-
ment for ingress and egress, described
as follows:
A 66 foot wide proposed] roadway
according to the-unrecorded Plat of BIG
SKY SUBDIVISION, lying and being in
the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter and the Southwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
Section 10, Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and
being more particular described as
follows:
Commence at a 4" square concrete
monument marking the Northwest
Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of Section 10,
Township 4 South, Range 10 West,
.Gulf county, Florida; thence go
S8938'17"E along the North boundary
line of the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of Section 10 (as
monumented) for a distance of 394.45
feet to a point of intersection with the
Westerly right of way line of Michael
Street (A graded road having a 66 foot
wide right of way) for POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said Point of
Beginning continue S89'38'17"E along
the North boundary -line of the
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of said -Section 10 for a dis-


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tance of 66.00 feet to a point on the
Easterly right of way boundary line of
Michael Street; thence go S0030'54"W
for a distance of 360.00 feet; thence-go
N89*38'17'W for a distance of 459.84
feet to the Westerly boundary line of
the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of said Section 10;
thence go N89'39'08W for a distance
of 454.65 feet to a point of intersection
with a curve concave Southeasterly
and having a radius of 319.83 feet;
thence go Southerly gong the arc of a
curve to the left through a central angle
of 6331'20" for an arc length of 354.59
feet (Chord bearing S0629'22'W for a
distance of 336.70 feet) to a point of
tangency; thence go S2516'18"E for a
distance of 364.65 feet to a point of
intersection with a cul-de-sac having a
radius of 50.00 feet: thence go along
the arc of a curve to the right through
a central angle of 277'23'49" for an arc
length of 242.07 feet (Chord bearing
S64043'28'W for a distance of 66.00
feet); thence go N25'16'18'W for a dis-.
tance of 364.65 feet to a point of cur-
vature of a curve concave southwester-
ly and having a radius of 24.62 feet;
thence go Northwesterly along the arc
of a curve to the left through a central
angle of 90'22'22" 'for an arc distance
of 38.83 feet (Chord bearing
N70'27'29'W for a distance of 34.93
feet) to a point of tangency: thence go
S6421.'20"W for a distance of 202.95
feet to appoint of curvature of a curve
concave Northwesterly and having a
radius of 355.72 feet; thence go
Southwesterly along the arc of a curve
to the right through a central angle of
2610'00" for an arc length of 162.455
feet (Chord bearing S77'26'20'W for a
distance of 161.05 feet) to a point of
tangency;: thence go N89'28'40"W for a
distance of 50.00 feet; thence to
NOO*31'20"W for a distance of 66.00
feet; thence go S89'28'40"E for a dis-
tance of 50.00 feet to a point of curva-
ture of a curve concave Northwesterly
and having a radius of 289.72 feet;
thence go Northeasterly along the arc
of a curve to the left through a central
*angle of 26'10'00" seconds for an arc
length of 132.31 feet (Chord bearing
N77'26'20"E for a distance of 131.17
feet) .to a point of tangency; thence go
N6421'20"E for a distance of 222.39
feet to a point of curvature of a curve
concave Northwesterly and having a
radius of 25.00 feet; thence go
Northeasterly along the arc of curve to
the left through a central angle of
48'58'20" for an arc length of 21.37
feet (Chord bearing N3952'03"E for a
distance of 20.72 feet) to a point of
reverse curve concave Southeasterly
and having a radius of 385.83 feet
thence go Northeasterly along the arc
of a curve to the right through a central
angle of 53032'57" for an arc length of
360.60 feet (Chord bearing
N16*26'24"E for a distance of 347.62
feet); thence go S89'39'08"E for a dis-
tance of 485.16 feet to a point on the
Westerly boundary line of the
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of said Section 10, thence go
S8938'17"E for a distance of 393.95
feet! thence "go N0030'54"E for a dis-
tance of 294.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
INCLUDING the following
Manufactured Home: 1999 BUCCA-
NEER HOMES CHALLENGER 28 X 76,
.,SERIAL NUMBER: ALBUS28284A. .
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on CHAD A.
DEAN, ESQUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 118 W Adams St.,
Suite 800, Jacksonville,'. FL 32202, on
or before 30 days from the date of the
first publication of-this Notice, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter, other-
wise, a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition. \
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 11th day of February


2004.
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ Barbara Baxter
As Deputy Clerk
Publish:.February 19 &.26, 2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASE NO.: 04-10PR
RUSSELL DEVELDA PROWS, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
RUSSELL DEVELDA PROWS, JR. File
Number 04-10PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
All creditors of the.decedenrt and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this eburt WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY,OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. '
The date of first publication of this
Notice is February 18, 2004
- W. Gerald Hamm
Ledman, Hamm & Lord, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 0946605
1007 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
Telephone: (850) 763-1550
Fax: (850) 763-1115
Attorney for Personal Representative
Phoebe Masker,
Personal Representative
3304 W. 15th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Publish: February 19 &'26, 2004
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-22
The Gulf County Board of. County
Commissioners, will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Paving of the E.O.C. Parking Lot
(Project Must be completed by March
22, 2004)
Plans and specifications may be
obtained from Preble-Rish, Inc. at 301
First Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Phone (850) 227-7200 / Fax (850) 227-
7215.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Emergency
Management Director R; Larry Wells at
(850) 229-9110.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this Is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is,for.
Bids'will be. receive u,-r'I] fri.:..
February 27, 2004 at .,, p pm E T
at the Office of the Clerk .:4' u,:'
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same loca-
tion on Monday, March 1, 2004 at
10:00 a.m.. E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish: February 19 & 26, 2004


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 13, 2004
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Carl W. Fox and
Jerry W. Barnes. E. Traylor and Commissioner
Carmen L. McLemore were
absent>.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Official Brad
Bailey, Building Inspectors Lee
Collinsworth and Andrew Rowell,
Planner David Richardson, and
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams.
Acting Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.,
E.S.T.
HABITAT CONSERVATION
PLAN
Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented and discussed changes
made to the County's proposed
Habitat Conservation Plan, and
the need to obtain an Incidental
Take Permit (I.T.P.) as soon as
possible. He then read a letter
received from Gail Carmody, pf
the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
outlining the following items
needed for issuance of the per-
mit:
1) A copy of the amended Beach
Driving Ordinance that expands
the coverage area to include Eglin
Air Force Base on Cape San Bias.
2} A summary of the support to
the Turtle Watch programs by the
County.
3) A summary of the beach dri-
ving permits issued in 2003.
4) A summary of the County's
F.E.M.A. Hazaid Mitigation pro-
jects on St. Joseph Peninsula.
5) Written confirmation that the
changes in the above-mentioned
Habitat Conservation Plan are
acceptable.
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Barnds motioned
to. adopt the proposed Habitat
Conservation Plan (with the nec-
essary changes), and to complete
the above-listed items necessary
to obtain the Incidenital Take
Permit. Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0). '
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (3-6) vote,
the Board approved the following
Special Projects Payments:
Dist. 3 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football
Team $1,000.00
Dist. 4 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football
Team $1,000.00
Dist. 5 P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Football
Team $1,000.00
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ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 13, 2004
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session with the following
members present: Chairman
Billy E: Traylor, Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Carl W. Fox, and
Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County.
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director (`Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Animal Control Officer
Johnny Collins, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Building Inspectors
Lee Collinsworth and Andrew
-Rowell, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/ 911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance
Department 'Superintendent
Steve Mork, Maintenance
Department Employees Stacy
Hanlon and Ulyssee Best,
Planner David Richardson, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, Work Crew
Superintendent Luthus Hand,
and Deputy Sheriff James
Newsome.
Chairman Traylor 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
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Consent
Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes December 22, 2003 -
Regular Meeting
-' December 29, 2003 Special
Meeting
2. Court Order Payment to
Attorney W. R. Garrett (#03-03-
CJ $1,341.39 to be paid fIrom
Account #67070-31000)
- Payment to Life Management
Center (#99-027-CF $600.00 *
to be paid from Account 61016-
31001)
3. Inventory Emergency
Management (Add a school bus
donated by the Gulf County
School Board)
4. Invoice Allen, Norton & Blue.-
Employment Matters (#36404 .
$140.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31200)
- Bay Design Associates New
E.O.C, (Bid #0001-35 #1746-6 *
$3,262.50 to. be paid from


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- Bay Medical Center H.C.R.A.
(#03195-00398 $3,856.55 /
#03254-00502 $1,012.50 to
be paid from Account #51462-
31500)
- County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (December, 2003 *
$4,042.50 to be paid from
,Account #21314-31100)
- G.A.C. Contractors/Integras
Rehabilitation, Phase II, (Bid
#0203-12 #6 $49,478.99 to
be paid from Account #27550-
63000 / contingent upon
approval by D.C.A.)
- Harrison, Rivard, Zimmerman
& .. Bennett/(.B.R.A. Issues
(#1577 *
$5,000.00 to be. paid from
Account #21111-31300)
Panama Court Reporting
(#1177 12-22-03 $112.00 /
#1179 12-22-03 $72.85 /
#1189 12-23-03 $255.72 /
#1196 01-06-04 $243.22 /
#1197 01-07-04 $33.00 /
#1198 01-07-04 $100.72 /
#1199 01-07-04 $184.90 to
be paid from various Court
Reporter line items)
Precision Communications -
Tower Renovation (#32319 *
$8,869.00 to be paid from
Account #24629-46200)
Precision Communications -
License Fee Wewahitchka Tower
(#32320 $850.00 to be paid
from Account #24629-49000)
5. Job Advertise Road
Department Truck Driver I
Position
Post notice for Road
Department Truck Driver II
Position
6., S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement David F. Sasser (Flag
Star Bank)
7. Special, Projects Payments, as
follows:
Dist. 1 Dixie Dandy Road
Department Cookout $5.00
Rich's IGA Road Department
Cookout $190.96
Walmart Candy for Christmas
Parade / Road Dept. Float
$249.81
Dist. 2 Dixie Dandy Road,
Department Cookout $4.99
Rich's IGA Road Department
Cookout $190.96
Walmnart Candy for Christmas
Parade / Road Dept. Float
$249.80
Dist. 5 Lamar Faison
Scholarship Foundation
Donation $300.00
Davida Byrd Scholarhip
FundaI.,n Donation $301 1 001
N'.-rri. D Lin-gr.un Scholarship
Foundation Donation $300.00
Gulf County Scholarship Fund -
Donation $300.00
8. Travel Commissioner Barnes
Financial Management
Conference (Orlando, FL January
23, 2004) 2
Emergency Management
Director, Florida Emergency
Preparedness Conference
(Orlando, FL january 25-.,0,
2004)
Emergency Management
Director Regional Domestic
Security Task
Force Meeting (Crestview, FL *
January 21, 2004)
Continued Minutes 2/12/04


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