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WVewahitchka

Search & Rescue

Is Honored
by Tim Croft
The Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue was honored Tuesday night
by the Shaddai Shrine Temple in
Panama City for the teams efforts
last Thanksgiving week in, recover-
ing the body of a man who drowned
in Deer Point Lake.
The temple presented the
Wewahitchka Search and Rescue,
which has a burgeoning reputation
for professionalism and dedication
in the area, with some $4,000 in
equipment, including an underwa-
ter camera,. 600 feet of rope and 21
life jackets.
"They are also throwing us a
dinner," said Don Minchew, city
manager and director of the
Wewahitchka Search and Rescue.
"I have an outstanding bunch, I
really do."
A- bunch 'that keeps, proving
itself in even the harshest condi-
tions. :
In the bitter cold of last winter,
they toiled over seemingly endless
hours and days to locate the body
of a Bay County, man who had acci-
dentally drowned Lh the Chipola
River.
iAnd this past November, the
team labored for three days with
the Bay County Sheriffs Office and
Naval Support Actihity-Panama
City to locate Richard Barker. who
drowned in Deer Point Lake during
the week of Thanksgiving.
Tuesday night's dinner was in
response to those efforts, and the
(See Search & Rescue on Page 7A)


Port Visioning Sailing Along



Plans for Future of Port Beginning to Clear After Series of Meetings


by Tim Croft
The water is still a might.chop-
py, there is still some distance to
travel, but the ship is steadily clos-
ing in on safe harbor.
Stakeholders trying to map a
future for the port of Port St. Joe
and adjacent lands met ,again
Tuesday in their nearly year-long
quest to reach a consensus view.
And what was produced
appeared to be the broad strokes -
the very broad strokes of what
the port and coastal areas of Port
St. Joe will look like years and
decades into the future.
The details, though a boatload
were offered up for consideration
on Tuesday, remain to be anchored
down.
"We're pretty close to the prin-
ciples," said' John Hendry of
Arvida. "We're pretty much where
we need to get to."
Which is near a point where
the finer strokes, the sharp out-'
lines, must start to come into
clearer focus.
We've spent a lot of time on
this," Hendry said. "We have to get
to a point where someone puts
some blobs on the paper so people
can throw darts at it."
What seemed clearer Tuesday
was that a move by the port to the
north, while likely essential, to its
future, will be no easy undertak-
ing.
As engineers noted, the ship-
ping channel,, the key to a, move
north, is a federal issue, managed
by the U.S. Army Corps of,
Engineers and mandated by
Congress.
Any modifications if federal
funds were sought to the param-
eters of that channel, to the base of
port operations, would, require
Congressional action that would be
a long shot, at best.'
How long? Consider an exam-
ple offered in which a dictate from
Congress prior to the Civil War did-
n't become reality until Richard
Nixon was in the White House.
"You are on your own if you
want to expand the port to the
north," said Ken Jones, with engi-
neering firm PBS&J.
The Port Authority could con-'
ceivably -move the operations'
north, but, it would be on its nick-


el, Jones continued.
While requesting the Corps to
pick up the maintenance dredging
of the authorized channel again
would be'.a far easier nut, to crack,
the Port Authority would still have
to produce a plan, a vision, if you
will, demonstrating that such fed-
eral expense was financially feasi-
ble and viable.
And even if that hurdle was
jumped, it would still be two or
three years before .the Corps
resumed such channel, dredging
and maintenance.
"That's why it's critical now to
create a revenue stream," said
Gary Ross ,of the Port Authority.
"...We're pretty close to a consen-
sus that we start at the bulkhead
and move north."
Port Authority member Warren
Yeager noted that are bond issues
or similar public financing mecha-
nisms that could be tapped if port
operations can be bilked up well,
into the black.
And given that any move north
was well into the future, he empha-
sized the Port Authority's hope to
secure a commitment to access at
least a portion of the existing bulk-
head.
"We're going to expand to the
north or we're not going to have a
port," Yeager said.
To help state the case, a study
from Shaw Environmental &
Infrastructure, Inc., and commis-
sioned by the Port Authority, was
presented as Exhibit One.
Florida ports produced an eco-
nomic impact of $35 billion in
2002, according to the Washington
Economics Group, Inc., a figure
which will grow to $42 billion by,
2008.
Nearly 290.000 jobs in the
state were directly linked to ports.
a number that will grow by 10,000
per year over the next,four years
And port jobs. on average, pay
between $38.000-$39,000, nearly
twice the average annual income in
the county. I
"Job creation, job diversity,
that is the one theme that has run
through this process as being very ,
important," said Steve Seibert, who
is facilitating the port, visioning
process at the behest of The St. Joe
Co.


TRICARE Now Offered at


Gulf Health Department


by Tim Croft
Icing always improves the taste of the cake.
The Gulf County Health Department, which has
spent much of the past year establishing a federally-
qualified medical clinic, has officially become a TRI-
CARE provider.
TRICARE insurance : coverage is available to all
active duty and retired members of the military, as well
as their families and survivors.
As of last week, the county Health Department
officially became part of the regionally managed insur-
ance program, providing a full range of family practice
medical and dental services for TRICARE members.
"It has significant potential because there are a
number of retirees in this county who would use that
service rather than have to travel" for medical care,
said Bo Williams, the county's Veteran Services Officer.
TRICARE attempts, where possible, to assign
members a primary care physician.
Henceforth, local members can request Dr. Carole
Sutton, medical director at the Health Department, or,
in the future, other physicians based out of the Health
Department, as their primary physicians.
"They can get the full range of medical services
and dental," said Doug Kent, executive director of the
Gulf County Health Department. "We will be able to
take .care of all their care. It will save them a lot of
aggravation."
The department's status as a TRICARE provider
was an ancillary benefit of its efforts to become a
Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC), facilitated by
a federal grant of more than $600,000 that the depart-
ment received early last year.
That grant has allowed the department to expand
services, including physical therapy and dental, and
operating hours as well as add staff, creating the St.
Joseph Bay Clinic within its doors.
And in doing so, the department aimed to reduce
the number of people who must travel beyond county
lines for medical care, to keep folks and dollars at
home.
Along the way, the department also reached cer-
tain service and staff criteria to achieve the status of a
TRICARE provider.
'"We wanted to be a source for every group out
there so they won't have to go outside the county,"


Kent said. "We wanted to create as much medical care
.as we could and keep those people between our bor-
ders."
Kent noted that the department might even bIe able
to reverse some of that medical migration.
Pointing out the difficulty and logistics of becom-
ing a TRICARE dental provider, creating something of
a relative paucity of dentists in the network, Kent said
he hoped that TRICARE members 'from neighboring
counties would take advantage of the dental services
they could receive at the Gulf County Health
Department.
The addition of TRICARE coverage will also dove-
tail with the department's ongoing expansion plans.
As inore patients access the Health Department
for care, and revenues build, the department will be
able to hire more staff, bring on additional physicians.
And the economic impact could be significant:
Consider that according to the Veterans
Administration, retirement pay to military retirees in
the county in 2002 totaled, more than $4 million -
$2.1 million for Air Force retirees, $1.1 million for
Army" retirees, $839,000 to Navy retirees and
$208,000 to retirees from the Marines.
Add to.that number the $3.1 million directed to
disabled veterans in the county receiving benefits from
the VA, and the potential ripple effect of the Health
Department's membership in the TRICARE system is
enormous.
Further, those numbers are likely. conservative
given that if any local retirees bank out of the county,
the county will not be credited with that money flow.
'That (the Health Department) can get their
providers qualified under TRICARE, that the Health
Department will accept TRICARE, is a wonderful thing
for this county," Williams said.
The move into the TRICARE system also dramati-
cally increases the odds that the Health Department
will again receive a federal grant to support its FQHC
when the current three-year cycle expires.
"It helps maintain our grant," Kent said.. "They
want us to get more foot traffic; it improves our
chances of keeping the grant.
'The more clients, it shows that people are voting
with their feet, so to speak."


And by the close of the meeting
it appeared evident that, at mini-
mum, a 500-foot stretch of the


Todd Hill, of the EDAW design firm,
the port and adjacent lands.


existing bulkhead would likely
serve as the jumping off point for
the Port Authority and stakehold-


"We're pretty close to a
(See PORT on Page 6A)


presents one possible overlay of what development could look like at


Brownfields Committee Addresses


Mill Site Environmental Concerns


Brownfields Board Members of the Brownfields
Community Advisory Board met last Wednesday
evening to receive updates on Br6wnfields Site
Assessment underway at the old paper mill site. This
work is part of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP) Brownfield Program
at the old mill site property owned by Stone Container
and the adjoining St. Joe Company parcel, formerly
used as an impoundment area for mill wastewater.
As earlier reports have stated, approximately 700
tests have been conducted across the site. Many of
those were conducted as dual tests, with' FDEP and
Stone Container or the St. Joe Company taking sam-
ples at the same place and time and having them ana-
lyzed by different labs for any contamination.
Testing has located some contamination of PAHs
and PCBs at the mill site. According to assessment
work completed by Malcolm Pirnie, the PCBs are locat-
ed near and around an area formerly used as a barge
basin, and around former sites of transformer pads.
Because of its' health threat, PCBs are of most :con-
cern. In years past they were used as coolant in elec-
trical transformers.
Malcolm Pirnie geologist Jeff Manuszak explained
that testing has revealed that contamination is limited
to small and well defined areas at the above mentioned
sites.
Steve Hamilton, Stone Container, noted that a
remedial action plan to remove the PCBs and place
them at a PCB-approved dump site has already been
presented to FDEP. Hamilton said all PCBs should be
cleaned up and removed from the site by June of this
year. There were six areas, ranging in size from a few,


feet across to several feet, at which PCBs were identi-
fled.
PAHs. in the form of heavy fuel oil. contaminate
some of the grounds in the central plant area and
around the fuel storage area. The substance in ques-
tion Is very similar to road paving material and is not
considered, to be highly hazardous. Hamilton said the
company would seek FDEP 'approval -to either remove
the substance and place it at an approved landfill, or
stock pile it for inclusion as part of the formula for
asphalt in future paving needs at the site. :
PAHs, in the form of discarded cleaning fluid, were
also identified in groundwater at the site of the former
paint shed. Hamilton said during the several month
period since the contamination was discovered, tests
have revealed that no further contamination exists and
levels of contamination have lessened considerably.
Steve Long, with PSI, updated the committee on
site evaluation work being conducted on the St. Joe
property, formerly used as an impoundment area just
north of the mill site.
Long said FDEP has asked the study group to look.
at a few additional items in their tests. Some of the
areas tested included the sediment in St. Joseph Bay
near the site, since overflow from the impoundment
area went into the bay. Tests of the bay revealed no
problems and no further tests are required in the, bay.
There was one hot spot of PAHs discovered which
will be tested to identify the exact size of the problem
area and a remediation plan.
Committee members also spent time talking with
(See BROWNFIELDS on Page 7A)


Mayor Frank Pate, Steve Hamilton, Steve Long, George Duren, and Jeff Manuszak discuss site assessment
results after the meeting.


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Comments


The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2004


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
CO LU MN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


-It.


Hu nerL D O4*/ Wit4 Ke4 by Kesley Colbert



Neither One Is Very Heavy ...


Mill Site Looks Good

It looks as if the mill site is nearing the day when it will again
be a major contributing factor to the economic future of this area.
When you look out your car window as you go over the over-
pass, what did look like the site of a bomb attack now looks like a
field of new ground ready to be planted. I guess, in another, sense,
that is exactly what is about to happen.
Many are paving the way for this site to explode into a future
economic engine.
First, and most obvious, clearing the site opens up the door.
There is now nothing in the way of another development locating
at the site. You might even say, it's a clean canvas ready for the
artist's brush.
The artist is the next ingredient the mill site possesses, and
there are at least three or four with brush in hand waiting to work
on ideas for this medium. Starting at the top, it has been pub-
lished on several occasions that Stone Container and The St. Joe
Company, owners of the property, have entered into a joint agree-
ment to partner in the development of the site.
Next, comes the Port Authority. They have, for at least the past
five or six years, been focusing efforts to reactivate the Port of Port
St. Joe. Right at the center of their efforts are the parcels of prop-
erty in question. Truth of the matter is, if a port is not developed
on the mill site or the adjoining St. Joe land, there likely will not
be a port in the future.
Most readers know that this is not a new subject. The Port
Authority, St. Joe Company, Stone Container, Gulf County EDC
and the City of Port St. Joe have been hard at work for several
months crafting a visioning plan for the port, and are nearing the
point where they will probably start putting some concrete ideas
on the table.
The final outcome of this meeting would be that all parties
would work together to make' the vision plan come to fruition.
We're not through yet!
The City of Port St. Joe has just recently announced that they
are initiating a visioning program for the city. This process actu-
ally got off the ground last Wednesday, about press time, with the
first meeting being held.
I had the opportunity, several years ago, to participate in the
last visioning effort. What has been surprising to me, as I look
back at those plans, is just how closely they have been followed. I
don't know whether this was accidental, or on purpose, but many
of the items proposed at that point and time have almost been
adhered to to the letter.
Take, for example, the marina. The plans have the marina in
the same place and about the exact same configuration, as I
remember it, as the visioning group had outlined it. Development
being planned along First Street and other areas of the downtown .
also have distinct. similarities. ..
I probably don't have to tell you what was left out of that mas-
ter plan. The mill was in full production when that visioning plan
was done. Needless to say, things have changed since that time.
No one in that room visioned the box .and paper mill industry was
going to drastically change, so all plans were made with the mill
at the center of the equation.
I would suspect that much of this new visioning plan will talk
about this parcel of property, and how it might impact the future
of not only Port St. Joe, but this area in general.

GLAD TO SEE THE LIGHT COMING
Whomever said, "the squeaking wheel gets the grease," was
right on target. We have done more than our share of squawking
about the dangerous intersection at Highway 98 and First Street
and last week crews were busy working oi the first steps to estab-
lish a turn lane there;
Very soon we should see a turn light to go along with the newly
painted turn lanes. There were many people who made phone
calls and wrote letters trying to help us take care of this problem
before someone got killed at the intersection. We owe all of them a
great big 'THANK YOU!" for helping make this happen.


I knew Josh was coming. He
had called the week before, "Dad,
I'd like to come and play some golf.
Can you work something out?"
"Sure, son." What would you
have said? I canceled my plans to
go to a baseball game in Americus,
Georgia, and went to looking for
my three-wood and my golf shoes.
We were waiting supper on
him when he rolled in Friday
evening. Leon was with himl My
heart leaped when I saw my older
brother! A thousand thoughts
instantly flashed through my
mind: A Christmas morning in
1954. Walking down the railroad
tracks to the picture show on Sat-
urdays. ,Playing hide-and-go-seek.
Pat Houston's Grocery Store. That
old three story high school build-
ing. Nicky Joe's horse. The blue '57
Ford. Bunk beds. The police siren
hooked up to the juke box at
Frank's Dairy Bar.... Leon was the
first person ever to show me how


to hold the baseball with two fin-
gers across the seams.. .
Let me tell you something.
there is nothing in the world better
than an older brother!
He took great pride m protect-
mg me. He could beat on me just a
little if the situation dictated it-
but he wasn't going to let anyone
else lay a hand on me! When I was
a high school football player he
would leave his, work early on Fri-
days, load up a wife and young
daughter and drive across two
states at break-neck speed to get
to the game by kick-off. Amazingly
'Course, Leon has always been
pretty amazing.
He was the reason I played
football at all. I was tired of the
running and sweating and
screaming....and by the tenth
grade decided to quit. Leon wasn't
even at home anymore. But he got
word of it and showed up, not to
yell and scream some more, but to
quietly remind me of how much
the coach and team were counting
on me, how I could be "one of the
best athletes ever to play here".
That wasn't true. But I didn't
know it at the time. I was very
mediocre but I stayed, and to my


5'


amazement, it worked out that I
played a lot of football over the
years. And I enjoyed it! Leon was-
.n't trying to live vicariously
through my adventures nor would
he even consider today that he was
*a part" of what I accomplished.
He'd just wave all that off with a
laugh! The truth is every trophy I
ever garnered in that sport ought
to be hanging in his living room!
He was grinning now from ear
to ear. He had "got me". I was com-
pletely surprised to see him. And
thrilled! But all I managed to say
was, "Leon, what are you doing
here?"
I wasn't about to get into that
part about my heart leaping. Or
how pleased I was to see him. It's a
brother thing.....
We ate the lasagna and salad
over the laughter and joy.
After supper I was showing
Leon and Josh how I could find all
these great Gene Watson and
Faron Young songs on the inter-
net when David Mark walked in.
My heart leaped again! And anoth-
er thousand thoughts raced
through my mind: The two shiny
Western Flyers. Chasing those
goats at the Tri-County Stock-


IAA- ~


yards. Drive" those big eighteen
wheelers under the house Chmb-
ing Mrs. Boaz's walnut tree.
Fallhin through the ice. PlaYing in
the big ditch behind George Sex-
ton's house. The swimming pool.
Driving to school in his 56 Chev-y.
And, of course, the bunk beds....
David and I fought World War II
side by side and helped Roy, Gene
and the Lone Ranger clean up the
west when it was really wild.....
Let me tell you something,
there is nothing in the world better
than a younger brother!
You always had someone to
play pitch with. And someone to
divide the chores with. And some-
one to fight with. Dave was just a
year and a half younger than me.
He was a built in, ready made
playmate. And back in the fifties,
we had abwhole world of things to
explore! We didn't have t. v. and-
radio talk shows and editorials to
tell us what to think. We were lim-
ited only by our own imaginations.
David taught me to walk on
my hands....because he could do it
before I could! You can't be "out
walked" by your little bothe! We
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Those Sugar"Bscuits" Were to Provide a Welcome Change of Pace For My Snack Eating!


I CONCOCTED MY very first
mess of cookies the other
day-that's "mess", literally!
Most folks get the cookie-
making stage in their, lives satis-
fied during their "mud pie stage",
but I waited until my "pill-taking
stage".
My wife says I left more of a-
mess, making my "mess" of cook-
ies than the experienced "cook"
leaves after preparing a 10 course
meal, but I feel she was exagger-
ating just a little.
I had plenty of preparation for
my adventure and had witnessed
first hand how it was a simple
procedure to whip up a batch of
cookies....... wasn't it? .
I sit and watch an hour and a
half of "Emeril", "Mario" and some
southern lady from Savannah,
whip up exotic and delicious-
looking dishes three afternoons
every week, and they never seem
to dirty a pan to create their gas-
tronomic delights.


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramscy


WHAT STARTED ME on this
adventure?
Well as you know, my kidneys
got tired of working all the time
and decided to take an extended
vacation. When you have kidney
failure, the doctors tell me that
chocolate and nuts will be
replaced on my diet by two huge
PhosLo tablets after every meal.
Did you ever try to buy a
good cookie or a candy bar which
doesn't have a couple of nuts in it
or chocolate for its main ingredi-
ent?
It's almost impossible to find
a decent tasting cookie and it IS
impossible to find a candy


bar-any candy bar!
So, I decided to attempt to
make me some sugar cookies.
They turned out looking more
like sugar biscuits than sugar
cookies, but I got them made.
I searched through Frenchie's
"library" of cookbooks, to find an
easy sugar cookie recipe-one.
that didn't have too many ingredi-
ents or too many steps in prepa-
ration.
I found one on a leaflet put
out to encourage the use of Land
'0 Lakes butter and wasn't even
in a cookbook.at all.
"I can make this!"J I decided,
and set out to do so.


I GOT OUT FRENCHIE'S
mixer, just like Emeril would do.
Frenchie wandered into the
kitchen, about then, and said,
"You're not going to mess up my
mixer are you?"
I replied, authoritatively,
"This is how Emeril does it!"
That 'quieted her down and
chased her out of the kitchen,
with her, advice. After. all, what
could she say in the face of such
confident authority?
I tossed the ingredients in the
mixing bowl-the recipe said, just
mix the dry ingredients and pre-
pare the wet ingredients, sepa-
rately, but I thought, ""what the
heck", they're all going to get
together, eventually, so why not
put them all together, now, and
cut out the middle man.
All my dough wound up stuck
to the sides of the mixing bowl,
but it scraped right off.
Then, when I had finally got
my dough mixed and out of the


bowl, I set to rolling it out with a
rolling pin on the kitchen
table-all over the kitchen table!
The dough then stuck to the
rolling pinl
Well, a cup of flour later, to
keep the, dough from sticking, I
had half of it rolled out.
I might have suspected some-
thing about this time, because
Little Bit didn't even beg to be
given a'bite .and she is'usually
.right under my feet, jumping,
standing on her hind legs, danc-
ing, and yipping for a bite of what-
ever I have, from crackers to
pears or apples. It makes no dif-
ference to her.
But, she didn't beg for my
concoction. She didn't even come
into the kitchen!

BEFORE YOU INNUNDATE
me with your favorite no-nut-or-
chocolate cookies or candy, let me
tell you that I haven't gone "cook-
ie-less or candy-less" all this time.
I get plenty of vanilla wafers


and ginger snaps and I also cheat
on occasion and eat a piece of
chocolate candy out of one of
Frenchie's Valentine candy boxes.
I'm not supposed to, but, I do,
on occasion!
Have you ever eaten a steady
diet of vanilla wafers and ginger
snaps, when what you really
crave is variety? Like chocolate or.
nuts!
Those sugar "biscuits" were to
provide a welcome change of pace
for my snack eating!
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rolled out and cut with a biscuit
cutter and then popped them on a
cookie sheet and placed in a 375
degree oven for six to eight min-
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911 Update Could Cost


Gulf county commissioners
have some hard questions to
answer about the future of the 911
emergency call response system.
During a special meeting held just
prior to the boards regular meet-
ing Tuesday, commissioners heard
from 911 Director Marshall Nelson
and GT Com representatives con-
cerning costs to upgrade and
expand the system.
Getting right to the price tag,
Jim Cook, GT Com, told the board
that the system would cost just
over $432,000 for an SS7
Signaling System. The SS7 is the
latest technology. The system
would meet requirements to locate
and identify cell phone callers, a
new and upcoming requirement of
911 systems. It is also much faster
than the existing system.
Cook explained that this isthe


same kind of technology that
allows caller ID on personal
phones.
The board took no formal
action on the presentation, which
includes a plan to join with
Franklin and Calhoun in a region-
al 911 system. Furthermore, the
price is contingent upon all three
counties agreeing to the same sys-
tem as they iron out details of the
plan.
Regardless of what happens
GT Corn expressed interest in
working with the county on its 911
plans in the future.
Commissioners did take
action that they hope will help
make the price tag a little more
palatable. They agreed to a
request by Nelson to apply for
state wireless grant funds.
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David Richardson, Planning
Department, briefed the board on
the upcoming Development of
Regional Impact (DRI) timeline for
the WindMark Beach develop-
ment. On Thursday, February 26
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council will vote on the
Development Order at its 10:30
meeting. On March 16, the
Planning Development and Review
Board (PDRB) will hold a work-
shop to discuss the WindMark
DRI.
On March 23, the PDRB will
present the recommendations
from its March 16 meeting to the
board. On April 6, the board will
hold a public hearing in its meet-
ing room and vote on the
WindMark DRI. The first public
hearing and vote will be on' the
DRI Comprehensive Plan amend-
ments and the second hearing and
vote will be on the Development
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See County on page 6


Kes

spent hours out in the side yard
looking for four leaf clovers in the
daytime and catching fire flies at
night. And we played baseball
and/or football in every field,
vacant lot, open space between the
Pajama Factory and Aunt Jessie's
house.
I was older and felt "responsi-
ble" for Dave but that never worked
out! He was more mature and
thoughtful....not to mention
smarter! As the '50's rolled into the
'60's I could never tell exactly "who
was taking care of whom!"
He was so quiet, yet so steady.
While everyone else would gather
up and talk for an hour on about
how we ought to be doing some-
thing....David Mark would be half
way through with itl I'd hang the
transmission up on the car and
walk home. Dave would have to go
getit, fori me. He never got mad or
said a word about my ,automotive
shortcomings:....he just got up and
headed for wherever I'd left the
thing!
My dear little brother was now
grinning from ear to ear. Seems like
both of them had sprung one on
me! I wanted to jump up and hug


Power of Positive Students, POPS, members from Gulf County middle and high schools participated
in the "House of Truth" program on Sunday at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Wewahitchka. The stu-
dents performed skits portraying issues such as suicide, drinking, smoking, drugs and violence that
affect today's youth and gave advice about making positive decisions on how to avoid these issues.


Wewa To Pursue CDBG For Water Extension


by Tim Croft
The Wewahitchka City
Commission on Monday authorized

-from Page 2

his neck and thank him for all the
ball games, pillow fights and times
he got the car going for me. I did
manage, "Anyone else coming
tonight?" We don't go too overboard
on those greetings.
It's a brother thing....
Leon was laughing, "We heard
you were playing the best golf of
your life and-" David finished the
sentence for him, "We had to come
down and check that rumor out!"
"I can beat you two guys," of
course, we all three knew that I
didn't have the proverbial snowball
chance here but I would never
admit that, "and that's all that
matters!"
More laughter. (From them!)
Neither mentioned that one'
had driven 500 miles, the other
400 miles to get here-just to hang
out with the "middle one" for a day
and a half! Neither talked about
rearranging work and schedules,
leaving folks at home, the busy
traffic, the all day drive, the cost
incurred.....
It's a brother thing.....
Blessed,
Kes .


staff to move forward on pursuing
a Community Development Block
Grarlt (CDBG) to help fund the
extension of water lines within the
city limits.
City officials have long sought
funding to extend the city's water
system to all areas within the city
limits.
The price tag on the project is
just tinder $1 million.
Arid in brad strokes, it
appears the project would be eligi-
ble for a CDBG, with the applica-
tion deadline for those 'grants the
first of April.
'We only have about 30 days so
it was important that we fast-track
it," said city manager Don
Minchew.
Commissioners voted unarii-
mously during their regular bi-
monthly meeting to authorize
Minchew to work with Tammy Ray,
grant writer for the county
Economic Development. Council,
on the required steps to meet the
application deadline.
That will include surveys in the
city and at least two public hear-
ings which must be held to inform
the citizens of the city's plans.
Minchew noted that workers
hired by the grant writers will be in
the city during the coming weeks
conducting surveys of
Wewahitchka folks to help in deter-
mining the city's eligibility for the
CDBG.
In other business during
Monday's meeting: ,


Commissioners asked
Minchew to move forward with the
required paperwork and ordinance
to vacate, or close, two i15-foot
alleys between Orange and
Magnolia and Hwy. 71 and Second
Street.
In 1994, the City Commission
had voted to vacate the alleys, but
the actual red tape hurdles
required to make it happen had
-never been traversed.
The Commission, at the
request of a property owner in the
area, authorized Minchew to pro-
ceed with drawing up the ordi-
nance to vacate the alleys and have
it approved by city counsel.
The alleys have two structures,
including the school district's bus
barn on them.
"They've never been opened for
traffic," Minchew noted. "There are
structures on them."
Minchew added that the prac-
tical effect -of the ordinance, and
the city's vacating the alleys, would
be that property owners adjacent
to the alleys could take the ordi-
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Documenting A State's Past and Future


by Tim Croft
It was part trip-tic, part post-
card.
It was also a warning bell,
sounding from a film of stunning
greens, blues and gold, a harkening
sound to all those who love what
Florida was, is and can be, even as
it grapples with rapid development
and encroaching sprawl.
With his 60-minute essay in
Super 16 film, cinematographer
Elam Stoltzfus of Blountstown,
accomplished something unique:

Victoria Hightower

Captures County

Spelling Bee Title
For the second year, Victoria
Hightower, a seventh grade student
at Wewahitchka Middle School,
spelled her way to another county
spelling championship on
Thursday, February 19th. This
year's county bee was held at Faith
Christian School, and had five con-
testants, one from each school in
the county having grades four
through eight.
After ten rounds of competition
the field had been narrowed to
Victoria and Karisa Nelson, an
eighth grade student from Faith
Christian School. After several
rounds of competition between
Victoria and Karisa, the match
ended when Karisa misspelled
"folly" and Victoria spelled "extinct"
and "blizzard" correctly for the
championship.
Other school champs partici-
pating in, the bee were: Erica
Protsman, Port St. Joe Elementary,
Lilly Souza, Port St. Joe Middle
School, and Casi Baxley,
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Gulf County Schools would
especially like to thank Martha
Sanborn, who served as the pro-
nouncer, Martha Weimorts and
Juanise Williams, who served as
judges. Thanks also to the host
school, Faith Christian for the
reception honoring all participants
and guests.
Victoria will be representing
Gulf County in the regional compe-
tition .held in Panama City on
Saturday, March 13th. This com-
petition is sponsored by the
Kiwanis and News Herald of
Panama City.


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he forced the viewer to look a bit
closer, cherish a little more, the
stunning beauty that lures so
many to the Sunshine State.
Stoltzfus's film "Living Waters:
The Aquatic Preserves of Florida"
premiered last Friday night before
an overflow crowd of invited guests
in the main auditorium of the Gray
Building in Tallahassee.
The film, which began regular
public showings later in the night,
opened as part of the state capital's
annual "Seven Days of Opening
Nights" celebration of the arts.
It will continue to run at the
Mary Brogan Museum into April
when local PBS stations in the
state will begin airing the celebra-
tion of Florida's natural bounty -
water.
It is a gorgeous film, and a
quiet one, Sammy Tedder's strik-
ingly realized musical score staying
mostly out of the way, providing the
chorus for the main voice of the
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intertwined with the water around
them.
Introduced by famed photogra-
pher Clyde Butcher, whose black-
and-white images punctuate each
chapter, the film is as absorbing as
a sandy beach, as shimmering as a
spring-fed stream.
Stoltzfus's palette is as distinc-
tive, the message, articulated by
Butcher, but better stated by the
camera, profound that it is our
charge to treasure, to preserve,
these pulsing waters, our legacy
which will in large measure be
gauged by the ability of our chil-
dren, our children's children, to
enjoy these bounties as we do
today.
It is a message that sneaks up
on the viewer, slipping beneath the
skin as blazing images travel from
eye to brain, flowing through and
finding purchase in the mind as
blood through veins.
The viewer is challenged by the
very scenes of the wild that are so


Images of St. Joseph Bay by Clyde Butcher.


Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest

In Burglary; Nets Property


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breathtaking form that life in
Florida provides.
Each of 12 chapters tell the
unique tales of a dozen of Florida's
41 aquatic preserves.
Starting, naturally, of course,
at St. Joseph Bay and' tracing a
path down around the Keys and
back to Jacksonville, Stoltzfus's
camera captures wild Florida with
a vocabulary that renders diction-
aries lacking.
Early on we see Tom Parker
scalloping and Danny Raffield
pulling nets in St. Joseph Bay, and
throughout we, are introduced to
those whose lives have become


Of responsibility,
which only blossoms 1
soil as scenes of indes
cacy and elegance E
again and again in th
the gray matter.
It is a film of subl
and powerful majesty.
Its message, the
theme, could hardly b
ly.
And in this Osca
there a clearer definite
winning film-making?


by Tim Croft
It turned out that investigators
didn't have to look far to solve a
'.. .. burglary in Wewahitchka last week.
The answers were right there
in the neighborhood.
t .-A Steven McDaniel, 23, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested last
week and charged with two felonies
in connection with a burglary that
netted some $1,555 in property
last Tuesday.
Deputies Ross Yowell and
Bobby Player responded to a call
., about the break-in late Tuesday.
engaged while While the victim was away at
o a conspira- work during the day, somebody
had entered his home and stolen
stewardship, five guns, including four rifles and
like a seed in a pistol, power tools, binoculars, a
cribable deli- video camera and a wooden .box,
are replayed used to store the pistol and a keep-
e recesses of sake item worth far less in dollars
than in sentimental attachment.
lime imagery, "To the victim, that box was
irreplaceable," said Investigator
underlying Paul Beasley of the Gulf County
e more time- Sheriffs Office.
A canvas of the neighborhood
3r season, is by Yowell and Player revealed that
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investigators, at least initially, puz-
zled.
"Due to the amount of property
stolen we figured there was proba-
bly a vehicle involved," Beasley
noted.
The night following the burgla-
ry, Beasley received an anonymous
call at home alerting him to a pos-
sible suspect, McDaniel.
Beasley went to the home
where McDaniel was living with his
pregnant girlfriend and relatives,
but McDaniel was not at home.
Beasley left his card, saying he
wished to speak to McDaniel as a
possible witness.
And Beasley also noticed that
the house was separated from the
victim's by some 30-40 yards of
woods, and that there was a path
threading through the woods lead-
ing to the victim's home.
Beasley never received a call
from McDaniel, buit the next day
Sheriff Michael Hammond and
Investigator Rita Piercy were at the
,substation in Wewahitchka when
they notified Beasley that McDaniel
was at home and had two out-
standing warrants against him for
minor traffic offenses.
Beasle\ contacted McDaniel by
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phone. and McDaniel agreed to
come to the substation to talk.
During the course of the inter-
view, Beasley said, McDaniel con-
fessed to the theft and added that
he had sold all the property to a
man in Clarksville for $125.
Hammond contacted Calhoun
County authorities and a deputy.
met the Gulf County officers at the
Clarksville address, which was in a
remote area, Beasley said.
By happenstance, the man was
checking his mail at the road when
the officers arrived and after being
confronted with the information
gained to that juncture, he directed
officers to a mobile home on his
property he used for storage.
The property was recovered..
"Naturally, the victim was pret-
ty happy," Beasley said. "He didn't
think he would see his property
again.
"That's one of the good parts of
this .job, being able to return peo-
ple's property to them."
McDaniel was charged with
armed burglary, a first-degree
felony, and grand theft, a third
degree felony.
He is free on bond pending
trial.
Any charges against the
Calhoun County man are the juris-
diction of that county's law
enforcement officials, Beasley said.
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by Carly Johnson ,
Look out on the roads today as
the first annual "Step Up Florida"
will be traveling through Port St.
Joe to Franklin County beginning
at 8 a.m. ET, on its state-wide trek
to the steps of the state capital on
March 2.
Starting at the Bay/Gulf
County line on U.S. 98 where Bay
County and riorthern Gulf County
participants will hand off for the
relay portion through Port St. Joe,
participation will begin with the
Turtle Watch Walking Group.
Lt. James Jensen of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office is asking all
of Port St. Joe to watch out for peo-
ple participating in this event.
"We really want motorists to


remember that bicyclists and walk-
ers always have the right of way,"
Jensen said. 'These people will be
traveling along major highways
and we. want this to be a safe event
for everyone."
The Gulf County Heath
Department Bicycle Group will
pick up the route at the corner of
Pine Street and U.S. 98 and carry
the flag into Highland View to the
North Florida Child Development
campus where the "smallest walk--
ers," those ages 2-5 will briefly par-
ticipate, then the Port St. Joe High
School cross country team will pick
up the flag and carry it to the bot-
tom of the Paper Mill Overpass.
At this point, the African
American Church Organizations


will continue the relay to the offi-
cial water station in the Piggly
Wiggly parking lot. The Silver
Jubileers and White City Seniors
Groups will then proceed from the
grocery store at approximately
10:30 a.m., turn North on S.R. 71
to City Hall where Mayor Frank
Pate, Doug Kent from the Gulf
County Health Department and Dr.
Bonnie Sorensen, deputy secretary
for the Department of Health will
mark the event with a brief cere-
mony.
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
will then leave City Hall at approx-
imately 11:30 a.m. and proceed to
Port St. Joe Elementary School
when the ladies of the Junior
Service League of Port St. Joe will


lead the relay to Port St. Joe High
School. Superintendent of Schools
Jerry Kelley will then speak to stu-
dents and participants.
The Junic" Service League will
then .proceed with their second leg
of the event accompanied by stu-
dents from Port St. Joe High and
Middle Schools, to Coastal Fitness
and Rehabilitation on Garrison
Avenue, another official water sta-
tion.
The students will then take the
flag to the Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf Coast Community College
where saddle club members will
return to U.S. 98 on horseback and
complete the day at the,
Gulf/Franklin county line later in
the afternoon.
For more information, about
this event, please contact the Gulf
County Health Department at 227-
1276.


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ANNUAL



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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

at 7:00 p.m. EST

in the

Marion Craig Coliseum

at Port St. Joe High School




All Credit Union Members


are Invited to Attend.!


There will be nominations_ for the

Board of Directors

from the

Nominating Committee

that consists of

J.C. McArdle, Cecil Pettis

and Carroll Revell.



There will also be the

opportunity to make nominations

from the floor


Everyone attending the annual

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Kennedy of Preble Rish, the city's
engineer overseeing the project, the
contractor hired to install turn
arrows among the traffic lights at
the intersection was due to be in
town the last few days of this week
to tweak the lights. .
With rain settling in for a few
days, however, that schedule is


Port Vision from page 1


consensus that we start at the
bulkhead and move north," Ross
said.
A bulkhead, engineers with
Washington, D.C.-based HNTB
noted, which is in need of a serious
facelift.
1' \\%-ile the bulkhead the first
wall was constructed in 1939, the
second in 1959-60 had served its
purpose well over the decades., a
host o1 issues. from cracking con-
crete to saltwater corrosion of steel
to soil erosion, presented a host of
potential pitfalls.
"This is just an update," .said
Brian Pieplow of HNTB, which was
asked at the last meeting to bring
the information to the panel.
"Depending on uses that come
out of the visioning we can move
forward" with more detailed analy-
sis of what would be required to
reinforce the bulkhead, Pieplow
continued. "It's a serviceable wall,
regardless of use, but the wall
needs attention
The other significant presenta-
tion during the meeting were a
series of conceptual drawings from
EDAW, ,the design/architectural
team brought in by The St. Joe Co.,
to assist the port visioning.
Those schematics offered a
broad view of what an operational
port, using 500 feet of the bulk-
head, might be surrounded by.
What they showed, as a start-
ing point for discussion, were
buffers," greenways, retail space,
mixed use areas, low- and high-
density residential areas and blue-


ways, or paths and receiving areas
to handle stormwater runoff.
Construction would be back at
least 50-100 feet from the coast to
allow greater "public access for
activities such 'as walking or bik-
ing.
It was, in extremely simple
terms, one overlay of how the port,
Port St. .joe and North Port St. Joe
could be linked into a synergetic
community. \ .
"That's the exciting thing to
me," Hendry said, noting that with
the rail line. out of the mill being
torn up, the possibility was there to
create a town square or similar
venue linking: Reid Avenue and
Martin Luther King Boulevard.
"It's a great opportunity,"
Hendry added.'
Seibert set an agenda for the
next meeting, tentatively scheduled
for March 30Q which will include
beginning to fill in some of the
details. .
He also expressed the impor-
tance of providing the public
Opportunities 'for insight and input
into the port- visioning process as
soon as possible.
Seibert also noted the parallel
City of Port St. Joe visioning
process, which will focus on linking
downtown and waterfront in the
future, that began Wednesday
morning, g. ,
"That's great," Seibert said.
'That just adds to the conversation.
That's a cool addition to our dis-
cussions."


County from page 3
dog ordinance giving stronger lan- built in Calhoun County. The

guage and teeth to enforcement. county's involvement would be to
-Appointed Alan McNair to help haul dirt for the road base.
serve on the board of Opportunity -Heard from SHIP coordinator
Florida as Gulfs representative. -Heard from SHIP coordinator
-Follo'inmg .a motion by 'Bo Williadm that the purchase
Commissioner Carmen McLemore. value threshold for qualifications


the board agreed to ask the state to
conduct a study on bass released
after tournaments, to determine if
they return to the areas where they
were caught.
-Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford told the board that
Amnesty Day was being planned
for March 20th:
-Agreed to help Calhoun
County with road work for the Tri-
County Agricultural Center being

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likely pushed back to the first part
of next week.
Once the lights have been
adjusted, and turn arrows
installed, they will reflect the road-
way striping completed last week.
That striping established a
turn lane out of the inside west-
bound lane, with a1l thru traffic
directed to merge to the outside as
it approaches the intersection from
the east, or from downtown.
For traffic entering the city
from the west, there remains two
thru lanes and a right-hand turn
lane for traffic headed toward the
marina or.Piggly Wiggly.
The striping added a left-hand
turn lane out of what was the
inside lane for westbound traffic
emerging from the intersection.
I The transformation of. the
intersection was done through a
cooperative agreement between the
City of Port St. Joe and the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Although the number of cars
passing through the intersection
did not meet DOT thresholds for
installing turn lanes, the city,
armed with accident figures show-
ing a marked increase in collisions
the past 18 months or so, negotiat-
ed with the state agency to improve
the safety at the intersections.
The issue at the intersection,
as Bill Kennedy of Preble Rish
pointed out, is not the number ol
cars but the unique angles of the
intersection.
Therefore the city and DOT
agreed that the city could under-
take the changes, primarily at the
*city's expense, provided the alter-
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The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 26. 2004 Page 7A


Joining the Peace Corps to Help Save the Environment


by Tim Croft
Tammy Stimmers can remem-
ber the moment the passion was
kindled.
A student at Winter Park High
School near Orlando, Summers
was at the beach near Melbourne
one night with her boyfriend when
they happened upon a shell-shock-
ing sight.
A hundred or so hatchling sea
turtles, strugglingg blindly in the
sand, headed in the wrong direc-
tion, away from the water.
"It was my first exposure to sea
turtles," Summers recalled of that
night. "I was just in awe."
She and her boyfriend gently
scooped up the wayward turtles
and carefully got them going in the
right direction.
Eventually, Summers shed the
boyfriend, but the turtles have
remained in her blood.
And now, after seven years
with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, oversee-
ing programs at the St. Joseph Bay
Aquatic Preserve and involved in
so much else, Summers is taking
her passion global.
She's joined the Peace Corps.
"I've got the butterflies,"
Summers said of her upcoming 27-
month tour which will begin in
May. "It will be hard leaving the
people and the (aquatic preserve)
program, because I, with the help
of a lot of people, really built it up.
"'There are just other things
out there to do. It's time for some-
thing new. for me." ,
It is really, upon reflection, the
logical step for a young (age 31)
woman with an out-sized laugh
and, most who know her would tell
you, heart to match.
For since that lonig-ago night
on the beach, sea turtles and pro-
tecting their place in this rapidly
developing world has been
Summers' faithful companion.
"I dreamed of working with sea
turtles since high school and col-
lege," Summers said. "I just want-
ed to make a difference some-
where. I have such a passion. I
don't (ever) want to lose that pas-
sion."
And it turned out that the
Peace Corps had grown consider-
ably from its 1960-John F.


Tanmm summers and turtle off Richardson's Hammock.,
Kennedy roots.. environmental program.
No longer s ply focused on "They've really branched o
feeding and edu eating the disen- said Roy Ogles, a DEP biolol
franchised of 'thd world, the Peace who oversees the St. Joseph S
Corps has expanded to include all Buffer Preserve. "She'll have a
sorts of outrea h, including an fun with it."


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representatives mfitr the two com- tamination just as FDEP
panies and the nhsultants doing requested.
the site world alout claims and Clay Smallwood, St.
rumors of containtnaton at the Company local representat
site. One of those concerns deals reminded the board of input du
with areas where ,uried containers one of its earlier meeting, whe
were supposed toi e located, was pointed out that for the n
Hamilton p,.pinted out that part, producing and making pa
these issues of concern were uses a lot of water and wood.
focused on during'the testing peri- problem components in ques
od. He explained that contami- were only used as a very minor ]
nants such as PCBs or PAHs would of the operation of the plant.
still be present it, they had been
dumped or buned on the site.
He said FDEP had actually
gone on location and pointed out arch & Rescu
specific areas of .concern where,
based on reports- from unnamed
individuals, problems might exist. frm Pap
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er that her son not be left behind in
the deep dark waters of the, lake.
Bay County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen wrote a letter commend-
ing the work of the Wewahitchka
'Search and Rescue, and presented
a plaque to the group during
Tuesday's dinner.
And the Shriners, remember-
ing a mother's pleas and the efforts
of, a group of volunteers from
another county, passed the hat to
raise money, specifically for the
camera, .which could have signifi-
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Point.
Minchew had also noted to the
Shriners that his team was in need
of rope and that his team all had to
use their own life vests.
Voilal Life vests and 600 feet of
rope.
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oping in the area," Minchew said.
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And upon hearing about the
Peace Corps' environmental initia-
tive, Summers was quickly work-
ing out where to place her John
Henry.
"It sounded intriguing,"
Summers said, adding that she,
had hoped to end up in the South
Pacific, where an insidious virus is
wreaking havoc on the sea turtle
population.
"I'd like to stop it before it

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comes to St. Joseph Bay,"
Summers continued. "It kills them
and I don't want to see that hap-
pen to our turtles in St. Joe Bay."
However, circumstances
beyond her control, conspired to
steer Summers to Belize, where
she will be part of an environmen-
tal education program on the
island off the coast of Central
America, which has some 51 parks
and reserves.
She'll need ,to learn Spanish
and Creole and she'll be placed
with a host family for the first three
months.
'She'll then move to a village
setting where she will help with
,community education and wildlife
monitoring and testing, with an
eye toward ending.up on a marine
reserve.
The Peace Corps provides
basic ,living expenses during her
tour "Enough to allow you to
exist like people in the area" and
$6;000 to start over once her tour
is over.
"I think this is a good route for
me to take. at this point," Summers
said. "I'd like more of a world
vision. I love to travel, to learn.new
languages, new cultures.
"I think it's important for
Americans, particularly right now,
to get out in the world to let people
know we are not that bad and to
help them without forcing our


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That passion, that steely deter-
mination, however, can quickly
dissolve when the conversation
turns to leaving the area and the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve offices in
Eastpoint which has been her
work base.
Summers' composure and
confidence wavered only when
speaking about her co-workers,
about departing.
There is much to be proud of,
turtle lighting ordinances passed
with the lobbying of Summers and
others, experiences gained with
red tide, fish kills and scallop
recruitment that is irreplaceable,
but there is much that will be
missed.
"The people I'm working with
right now, they are family to me,"
Summers said, fighting tears.
"They care so much about what
they are doing. They care about the
environment and each other. They
are such a good group of people,
the salt of the earth.
"And St. Joseph Bay has
always been my favorite. It's gor-
geous ...
"You do what you love. You are
not going to be happy if you are
making a lot of money but you are
not doing what you love. I want to
be challenged, tested, learn new
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Page 8A .he Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Feb. 26, 2004


Bremers Bring Cheer into the Gulf


County Property Appraiser's Office


by Carly Johnson
Wandering into the Gulf
County Courthouse on Friday, Jan.
30, the sounds emanating from the
Gulf County Property Appraiser's
Office could have easily been mis-
taken for piped-in music. However,
it was actually the magical vocal
stylings of the girls Bremer,
Courtney, junior at Wewahitchka
High School, and Kara and Charity,
sixth and fourth graders at
Wewahitchka Elementary School,
respectively.
Bringing an uplifting end to a
busy week for Kesley Colbert, Gulf


County Property Appraiser. Elaine
Maige and others in the office, the
impromptu choral concerts are a
welcoming change from the day-to-
day office atmosphere.
"We love to come in here and
sing for the whole office," Courtney
said. "Singing is part of our min-
istry and we do it as often as we
can."
According to Kara, the girls
,have been singing since they could
talk, maybe even before. From per-
forming at the Scallop Festival to
school programs to entertaining
shut-ins with their harmonious


melodies, these girls are spreading
their talent all over the county.
According to Colbert and
Courtney, the two first met after
Colbert's traditional Christmas col-
umn ran in The Star. While run-
ning with his dog, as he so often
does, Colbert was chased down by
a little voice belonging to a tiny girl,
determined to find out if the
Christmas story was true.
"I stopped and informed this
amazing little girt that, yes, for the.
most part, the story was true, how-
ever, because of space and word
constraints, several stories were.


spun together to create what she,'
and her parents read in-the paper."
Since that. first encounter. sev-
eral years ago, the Bremer girls
alwaysimake a point of stopping by
to see ?'Mr. Kes,!" whenever they are
in the vicinity of his office.
"I have known these beautiful
girls since, well, forever," said
Colbert. "When they come in here,
they brighten up my day with their
great smiles and truly uplifting. ,
voices,."
It is also evident of the girls'
presence in Colbert's life by -the
multitude of pictures and notes


Nathan Peters, Jr. Involved with National:


Initiative for Internationalizing Extension


Gulf County Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. is taking part in.
a new UF/IFAS Extension project
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Roy Lee Carter (left) and Nathan
Peters, Jr. (right)


that focuses on the development
and implementation of capacity
building and institution building in
internationalizing extension.
Peters is one of four county
commissioners participating in the
program Internationalizing
Extension. These commissioners
together with UF/IFAS extension
faculty and six graduate studentss
in the UF/IFAS College: of
Agricultural and Life Sciences are
participating in training sessions
and an international training expe-
rience in Costa Rica.
Each county commissioner is.
paired with an extension agent and
a graduate student to form a learn-
ing team that will work together
throughout the training experi-
ence.
The goals of the project are to
assist the people of their county by
becoming better prepared to serve
local community needs with inter-
national understanding, having an


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Mexico Beach Police Report
During the last two weeks, the
Mexico Beach Police, Department
answered 730 calls for service, and
investigated one theft. During this
same time period, officers investi-
gated six traffic crashes involving
injuries and \a combined property
damage report of $8,050. The offi-
cers issued seven traffic citations
and two traffic warning gs..
February 14: WayneI A.
Maitland, Port St. Joe, DUI and,
possession of less than 20 grams. '

Port St. Joe Police Beat
February 15: Bruce L. Oatts,
42, Port St. Joe, VOP-attaching tag
not assigned and unauthorized
driver.,
February 18: Joann L. Tillery,
35, Port St. Joe, possession of con-
trolled substance; Edfna E.
Drabant, 26, Wewahitchka, VOP-
lewd & lascivious battery.

DUI SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is committed to 'pro-
moting safety for all citizens. Port
St. Joe Police Department's goal is
to ensure everyone using the high-
way and roadway system may do so
safely and to provide a deterrent for
those who violate laws.
Enforcement is a tool to facilitate


the achievement of this safety.
Recognizing that alcohol is consis-
tently .involved in many, crashes
resulting in. a fatality mandates
unwavering attention. Reducing
death and injury associated with
impaired drivers is one of the most
important objectives.
The use of the Roadside Safety
Checkpoint, public education and
enforcement are combined to
achieve an enhance the reduction
in deaths and injuries caused by
impaired vehicle operators.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will be conducting DUI
Sobriety Checkpoints on Highway
,98 throughout this year in effort to
maintain a safe driving environ-
ment for all drivers.

Gulf County Sheriff's Report
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office reported the following acti"i-
ty for February 10th thru the 19th.
February 10: Johnny K.
Buckley,, b/m, 30, Tallahassee,
VOP-DUI, VOP-DWLSR; Gary
Adkison, w/m, 36, Wewahitchka,
child support.
February 11: Shannon Causey,,
w/m, 23, Wewahitchka, violation of
pretrail release-aggravated battery.
February 12: Michael Scoggins,
w/m, 46, Port St. Joe; possession
marijuana; Michael Segers, w/m,


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increased knowledge and under-
standing of how international,
issues affect daily life of individuals
and families. In addition, members
will demonstrate an increased
openness, towards international
issues and involvement with global
activities and act as a resource for.
information concerning county
linkages within the global econo-
my. Finally, to further participate
in exchanges and to share in the
commitment to an international-
ized extension system.
After participating in two pro-
fessional development training ses-'
sions in January at the Liniversity
of Florida, the team will spend ten
days in an international training
experience in Costa Rica, based at
EARTH University in March..
EARTH University is a private,
international non-profit university
offering an education in agricultur-


,52, Overstreet, VOCC-attempt to
obtain controlled substance; Dean
A. Miller, w/m, 39, Georgia, VOP-
DWLSR, VOP-uttering forged
instrument X2.
February 14: Emma J. Nobles,
b/f, 50, Wewahitcka, aggravated
assault..
February 16: Breanna Mason,
w/f, 35, Blountstown, DWLSR;,
Deondray Fisher, b/m, 26;
Wewahitchka, home invasion rob-
bery.
February 19: Joann Tillery,
w/f, 35, Port St. Joe, violation pre-
trial,release; Barrett Lowery, w/m,
29, Port St. Joe. VOP-uttering,,
VOP-forgerv: Emma Nobles, b/f,


,al sciences and natural resources
in order to contribute to sustain-
able development in the humid
tropics.
Professional activities through-
out the training session will involve
exposure, activities, team building
and organizational development.
They will stay with Costa Rican
families, take part in communities'
activities and observe extension'
programs in various locations.
including the capital, San Jose.
UF/IFAS' District Extension'.
Director Pete Vergot, agricultural
education and communication
assistant professor Nick Place, and,
UF/IFAS International Programs
Director Lisette Stall are directing
the'training. Partial funding for this
new program comes from U.S.
Department of -Agriculture,
Cooperative State. 1 Research,
Education, and Extension Service.
For more information, contact
Pete Vergot at (850) 875-7137.


50, Wewahitchka, violation pretrial'
release; Steven P. McDaniel, w/m,
23, Wewahitchka, FTA-disorderly
conduct, failure to pay fines, armed
burglary, grand theft.

Cleared of Charges
In the September 4. 2003, edi- :
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 Page 9A


Butterflies Taking Flight


by Tim Croft
Raney Besore was off to math
class this week at Port St. Joe
Elementary School when she was
halted by a simple request from
teacher Carmel Dodson.
Could she please, Dodson
asked of the doe-eyed 10-year-old,
take the butterfly off her head.
It's early spring hey, this is
Florida, thi| is early spring and
they are h4ching out all over at
the elementary school.
The school's butterfly garden,
after a dreary cold and rainy win-
ter, has, ahem, taken wing, with a


find any after October. I've always
heard that monarchs migrate for
the winter to Mexico.
"I don't know if it's the plants
we used in the garden, or the bar-
ricade the stadium provides. We're
going to have to do some
research."
Being polite hosts, the stu-
dents have named each new swat-
ting member of the class.
For instance there are Freddy
and Jason, for reasons most ado-
lescents would gleefully explain.
There is also Martin, so named
for Martin Luther King, Jr., since


Raney Besore is off to math class once she removes tlhe monarch from


her.head.
bounty of evidence of the darling
darters teeming in Dodson's class
and the garden, with newly con-
structed wooden amphitheater
and gate, just outside her class-
room door.
The evidence is there in a fish-
net cone with eggs still growing; in
the lime green chrysalis on the
stems of plants in the garden; in
the caterpillars crawling through
the soil; and in the butterflies flit-
ting around the heads of Raney
Besore and several of her class-
mates on a recent Monday morn-
ing.
'So far, four butterflies, swal-
lowtail and monarchs, have
hatched.
With evidence that more are
on the way another monarch
appeared to be on the verge of
blossoming from pupa to all wings
and legs any minute Dodson is
figuring on something of a baby
boom for the garden's first full
year.
Particularly given the unsea-
sonable weather that has visited,
like a rude tourist, too often this
winter.
Dodson brought in 13 cater-
pillars, all of which came from
host 'plants the students planted
last school year, due to bitterly
cold nights.
"We are going to have to do
some research to figure out why
some stayed and some didn't,"
Dodson said. "I didn't expect to


the butterfly was bbrn Feb. 1, the
first day of Black History Month.
And then there is Chance.
'This one's mine because it
was born on my birthday," said


11-year-old Chance Brewer with
as much pride as any father of a
newborn.
"They own them in their owIf
way," Dodson said. /
And through that ownership,
whether they fully realize it or not,
comes engagement, on a variety of
levels.
Start with the hands-on learn-
ing involved and consider that this
year the. science portion of the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test counts toward
student and school scores.
And there is untold value in'
watching, and understanding, the
life stages of our fellow creatures.
"We've learned how you have
to hold them, how to take care of
them," said Blake Buskens, 10.
"We are learning that we have to
take care of nature."
And they've come to, under-
stand, maybe, the value of that
nature, how taking care of it, being
attuned to it, can actually impact
their lives.
"We're learning about the gar-
den, that if we don't take care of it,.
the plants will die, and that mat-
ters to me," young "Brewer
explained.
There have even been lessons
on a slightly more ethereal plane.
"Sometimes you just have to
leave them alone and they will
open up," Besore said with calm
earnestness. "If you stand still or
sit still a butterfly will come and
sit on you."
Which, Raney, of course,
proved by putting one on her head
and then completely forgetting
that it was there as she sped for
math class.
As of Monday afternoon, the
butterflies that had hatched were
freed and flitting about, a male
chasing a female and the stu-
dents krnew the difference as
mating season approaches, the
others dancing among the yet-to-
bloom plants.
And it-was clear the coming
weeks would mean that these stu-


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By Virginia Bathiurst Beck
Hurray!
We did something different last
weekend. Differently in this case,
means anything other than sitting
in front of the TV with our eyes
glued to the screen watching a
football being kicked, passed,
maneuvered, pushed, gauged,
squashed, turned oyer, recovered,
crunched, cuddled and coaxed
from one end of the field to the
other. This done by' players, who
smiled, yelled, hugged and 'played
the crowd' when the team made a
touchdown and cursed, frowned,
grumbled and growled when the
other team did.
Whoever writes the script for
those football TV shows doesn't
have much imagination because
the actors, (sorry, I mean players),
make the same moves every show.
The only thing that you don't know
will happen is WHO WILL WIN THE
GAME!!! I could tell you that. It's
usually THE OTHER TEAM!!!
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Getting back to what we really
tdid that, was different; we went
; back.iin time and took a ride on a
'side paddle' wheeler, "The
'Chattanooga Star Riverboat."
That's not an original but an
authentic replica that was built in
Chatanooga, TN in 1983. The orig-
inal was probably from the early
1800's.
The Star is a nonprofit roving,
classroom that takes education to
schools, organizations and to the
general public. It now travels seven'
rivers and adds new ones each
year. This classroom specializes in
visiting small rural towns that have
no large recreation boats that cater
to tourists. We took the boat out of
Wewa and enjoyed the lecture as
well as the scenery and serenity we
experienced drifting slowly down
the Apalachicola River.
Captain Pete's lecture took us
back to the time when the vast net-
work of waterways was America's
highways. He gave us a bird's eye
view of the evolution of boats since
Fulton built his first successful
commercial steamboat. It ran
between Washington and New York
carrying numerous passengers
who saved much time traveling in
this new manner.
When our 'hour was up and
our tour over, we reluctantly left
the Star waving goodbye to Captain
'Pete'. We took with us a clearer
understanding and a greater
appreciation of what an important
part our river steamboats had in
the development of our country.
LITTLE AMERICA AND THE
VAMAR
Another boat that played a
very important part in the history
of our country was an ocean going
vessel, the steamship Vamar. It
was built in England in 1919 and
christened the Kilmark. It was orig-
inally used as a patrol boat by the
English government, but in 1920,
it was purchased by a private com-
pany. They renamed it the Chelsea.
In 1928 the famous Richard E.
Byrd bought it to use as a supply
ship for his expedition to set up
Little America in the Antarctic. He
then renamed it the Eleanor
Bolling after his mother.
Why is this ship important to
the cities of Port St. Joe and Mexico
Beach and how did it become the
Vamar? I don't, have the space to
tell you all that today, so look for
more about it in this column later.
JOKES
He who hesitates is not only
lost, but is several miles from the
next exit.
Have you heard about the
senility virus? It is quite conta-
gious as lots of people have it. I
believe I have a touch myself.


Joey Farley, left, and Blake Buskens check out the caterpillars in the butterfly garden at Port St. Joe Elementary.


dents would come to learn all
there was to know about birthing
butterflies.
"They have learned a lot,"
Dodson said. "It's the intrinsic
kind of learning, which is what
you want."

Knights of

Columbus Send

Two to State
On Saturday, February 21st,
the Knights of Columbus Council
#11572 sent three excited youths to
regional level competition in the
annual- free-throw championship
series for the boys and girls ten to
14 age group.
Roman Quinn, ten, Tiara
Smith, ten, and Mary Taunton, 14,
shot it out with as many as four
other contenders in the same age
class and did it well for the home-
towns of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka.
Mary and Tiara were fortunate
enough to out score their opponents
in the best of 25 free throws with
Mary scoring 17 of 25 and Tiara 19
of. 25. They will both be represent-
ing the community again, at the
state level competition in Kissimee
on March 5th. Congratulations to
the.girls and good luck, ;.


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volunteer
Ring!!!!!! Cheryl had called to
make arrangements for Granny's
release! We decided on a date and
a time.
Go back in time to November
18, 2003 when Granny, the 50
year-old loggerhead sea turtle was
found at Selma St. creek on St.
Joe Beach. She was huge and
stranded..lethargic..willing to go
back into her home, the Gulf, but
not able to. Her rehabilitation took
place at Gulf World Marine Park in
Panama City Beach. Her body was
full of shells, mostly clam shells
which had not been eliminated by
her system, which caused prob-
lems within her body. (see articles:
The Star, Dec. 4 and 18, 2003 and
The Beacon January, 2004)
Granny remained in the large
rehab pool at Gulf World for a cou-
ple of months until the newly born
dolphin youngster, Venus, became
a "little under the weather," then
Gulf World officials had to use the
pool for her, So Granny had to be
placed in the moat with the other
Gulf World sea turtles and sharks
where she remained until
February 12, her day to be


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Norm and Irene Fishero and I
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Notice to Members of Tyndall Federal Credit Union


2004 Nominees for Board of Directors


MIKE GRABAREK, NOMINEE
Mike Grabarek is a leadership and
organization effectiveness consultant
and also the co-owner of a health food
market and caf6.
Leadership and Organizational
Effectiveness Consultant: Mike has.
tf over 12-years of Human Resources
experience at GE Crotonville, General
Electrics' corporate university, and at a
major electric utility. His background encompassed work
with companies throughout North America, Europe,
the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In 2002, Mike
formed his own consulting practice where he helps
organizations navigate change as well as manage and
develop their talent. You can view Mike's work at
http://www.twcmi.com. Co-Owner of.a Health Food
Market and Cafe: Mike and his wife, Donna, recently
acquired Nature's Perfect Food Organic Grocery and Caf6
in Port St Joe. You can view this business at
http://www.naturesperfectfood.com.
Mike has undergraduate and master's degrees in electrical
engineering. He'spent the first 13 years of his career
designing and analyzing guidance systems for ballistic
missiles as well as submarine acoustic systems.
Mike and Donna discovered the Forgotten Coast5 years
ago while on vacation. They purchased land at Indian Pass
shortly thereafter and then had a house built early in 2003.
They are now full time residents. During his spare time,
Mike enjoys flying his Cessna airplane, investing in the
stock market, designing web sites, and walking on the
beach. Mike views being a member of the Tyndall Board
of Directors as an excellent way to leverage his global
business expertise in order to give something back to the
community.

LUCY REAMES LEWIS, NOMINEE
It is my desire to serve you, the
members of Tyndall Federal Credit
Union. I want to be a part of your
leadership team and ask for your vote.
Having been born into a military family
in 1954,1 I am grateful for the sacrifices
made to safeguard the freedoms we all
cherish so deeply. Upon my father's
retirement, we returned to my mother's
hometown of Panama City where I attended junior and
senior high school. After receiving my B.S. degree in
accounting from FSU, I once again made Bay County my
home and in 1977, married Bill Lewis. I received my C.RA.
certificate in 1980, while Bill attended law school. In 1990,
I sold my ownership interest in a local C.RA. firm and went
to work as Assistant Comptroller for FSU at Panama City.
My-current position is Coordinator of Business and
Financial/Auxiliary Services,
'Our oldest daughter, Courtney, will graduate from FSU
this spring and will be commissioned as a 2d Lt. in the
USAF. Our youngest daughter, Olivia Corrine, plans on
attending law school upon graduation in 2006 from
Auburn University. Bill and I are extremely blessed to be
the proud parents of two such outstanding young women.
As a woman with a supportive life mate, I have been
blessed in balancing family commitments, community
involvement and a professional career in accounting and
business. Having been a member since the 70's, Ifwill
bring'a unique perspective to our board and in this
endeavor I. seek your consent to serve. Thank you and
God Bless America!

GLEN McDONALD, INCUMBENT
It has been a great privilege and honor
for me to serve on the Tyndall Federal
Credit Union Board of Directors for the
past three years. During this time, TFCU
has worked hard to increase member
access and improve our service to
members. My current board
responsibilities include chairing the
Bylaw Review and Insurance
Committees and membership on the,
Personnel and Strategic Planning Committees.
My educational background includes a B.S. in
biochemistry and a master's degree in business
administration. I am employed by Applied Research
Associates, Inc. as the Division Manager for the North
Florida Division. I began my career with ARA as a research
chemist in the Air Force Research Laboratory located at
Tyndall AFB.
My community involvement includes board positions on
the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and the Bay
Education Foundation. I also serve on the Bay Defense
Alliance (formerly the BRAC Committee) Board of
Directors, which serves to strengthen our local military
bases against closure and to provide an additional
mechanism for base personnel to interact with the local
community.
I desire to continue to serve the membership of Tyndall
Federal Credit Union and would appreciate your support
for re-election to the TFCU Board of Directors. Thank you
for your consideration and your membership in Tyndall
Federal Credit Union!


KAREN PARHAM, NOMINEE
I am seeking a position as a member of
Tyndall Federal Credit Union's Board of
Directors. I would like to assist in
maintaining the goals, values, and
mission as well as help develop new
ideas and long-range plans that will
benefit member service.
Providing service to the community is
very important to me. I am the
Registration & Accounting Chairperson for the Bay'County
Eastside Region of Relay for'Life; 5th Grade Presenter for
the Bay County Junior Achievement Program; Loaned
Executive for the United Way of Northwest Florida;
Parliamentarian for the Tyndall Enlisted Spouses Club;
and Financial Secretary for the Panama City Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc,
My educational background includes a B.A. degree in
business from Saint Leo College (University), and the B.S.
(computer information systems) and M.S. (counseling)
degrees from Alabama State University, I am also
pursuing my M B.A degree liom Sairit Leo Universit,
The majo)riry of my work experience has also been in ihe
service profession. Currently, I am a Counselor at Gulf
Coast Community College. I have also held positions as:
Psychology Instructor, Conference Services Coordinator,
Business Instructor, Transfer Counselor, Program
Specialist, and an Administrative Specialist in the U.S.
Army.
I would appreciate your support in electing me to serve as
a member of the Board of Directors.

JOSEPH E. SINGLETARY, NOMINEE
I would like to continue to serve you as a
member of the Board of Directors at
Tyndall Federal Credit Union. I have 25
years of credit union experience as a
volunteer and employee. I worked as a
JLoan Officer for 2 years, then served as
t a member of the Credit Committee for 8
years, and I have been a Board Member
for the past 15 years, of which the past 3
years were served as Director Emeritus.
My experience with Tyndall Federal Credit Union includes
serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chairman
of the Personnel Committee, and membership in several
other committees including the Executive, Delinquent
Loan, Building, Strategic Planning, Asset/Liability
Management, and Budget Committees. I have also served
as a Board Member, Education Chairman, Vice President,
and President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida
Credit Union League.
In 1978, after more than twenty-eight years of active
service, I retired from the U.S. Air Force as Chief Master.
Sergeant. My formal education consists of 65 credit hours
in Human Resources, General Management, and Medical
Technology. In addition, I have completed numerous
Credit Union-oriented training courses and programs, and
I am a graduate of Air Training Corps' NCO Leadership
School and the Air Force Senior NCO Academy.
Furthermore, I hold the Edward A. Filene Award and the
Friedrich W. Raiffeisen Award, both of which are given by
the National Association's Volunteer Achievement
Program.
My experience and knowledge of the Credit Union
industry has enabled me to make a continued contribution
to the successful operation of Tyndall Federal Credit
Union. Your support for my election will be appreciated.

D.W. SMITH, INCUMBENT
~It has been my privilege to serve on the
Tyndall Federal Credit Union (TFCU)
Board of Directors. During the past
several years, TFCU has experienced
significant improvements, in
membership, assets, and quality of
service. I am proud to have been part of
Tyndall Federal Credit Union's
Commitment to Excellence.
I retired from the Air Force with 26 years of service. My
educational background includes a B.A. in economics and
a master's degree from the University of Virginia. My
service to the community includes: President of Gulf
Coast Community College Foundation, Past President
(1999) Florida State University-Panama City Development
Board, and member of Bay Defense Alliance (formerly the
BRAC Committee).
I have served as Treasurer of the TFCU Board and I am
currently the Vice Chairman. I take my duties seriously
and always keep the member's interest at the forefront
when representing you on policies for your credit union
because TFCU "exists for the benefit of its members."
Also, I chair the Marketing Committee and co-chair the
Strategic Planning Committee. I am also a member of the
Budget, Building, Personnel, and Asset Liability Committees.
Additionally, I am a graduate of the Credit Union
Executives Society (CUES) Leadership Institute and earned
the designation of Certified Credit Union Director.
My experience covers the entire spectrum of credit union
activity. I strongly desire to continue to serve all members
of Tyndall Federal Credit Union and would appreciate your
consideration to re-elect me to the TFCU Board of Directors.


Three-Year Term Three Vacancies


A.C. STAGG, NOMINEE
I I It would be an honor and a privilege to
serve on the Tyndall Federal Credit
M Union Board of Directors.
In August of 20001 retired from a
banking career which spanned 36
years, three states, and included a 1.8
billion dollar multi-bank holding
company in Kentucky, a 600 million
dollar state bank in Ohio, and a 900
million dollar Federal Savings Bank in Florida. My
education in accounting and economics was utilized in
almost all areas of banking. As a lender in the mid 1970's
to two Federal Credit Unions, I became aware of the Credit
Union movement and was impressed by its cooperative
nature.
During my career, I have been involved in community
activities including Kiwanis, Elks, United Way, Child Abuse
Council, and Urban League. I am now a volunteer with the
Florida Guardian Ad Litem program as a children's
advocate in Judge Register's court.
My wife,lMarjorie, a Registered Nurse and Certified
Dibbel'fEducator, and I have lived here since 1998.
I believe that my broad span banking experience would be
of benefit to Tyndall Federal Credit Union and you, its
owner/members. I would appreciate your consideration -
and support for election to the TFCU Board of Directors.

DAVID L. WEBSTER, NOMINEE
David Webster is currently employed by
Zel Technologies of Hampton, Virginia,
and is working various defense related
programs in the Panama City area. He
was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on
October 30, 1959. David is a 1981
graduate of The Citadel where he
earned a bachelor of arts degree in
history. He holds a master's of science
in systems management and
information systems from the University of Southern
California. He is the current President of the Loren D.
Evenson Chapter #355 of the Air Force Association and is
a life member of the AFA. He is also active in The Citadel
Alumni Association and Citadel Development Foundation.,
David and his family are members of First United'
Methodist Church 6f Panama City.
David is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, having served 22
years in the United States Air Force and the Florida Air
National Guard. During his Air Force career, he logged
more than 4000 hours in the E-3 Airborne Warning and
Control System (AWACS) as an Air Battle Manager. He has
had flying assignments with the US Air'Force, NATO and
the Royal Saudi Air Force: His decorations include the
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The Meritorious
Service Medal, and the Air Medal. His last duty
assignment was with the Southeast Air Defense Sector,
Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
David and his wife, Myrna, have been married for over 20
years. The Websters have three daughters: Christianne,
age 16; Callie, age 12; and Madison, age 7.

BOBBY (BOB) WYNN, NOMINEE
I would be honored to serve on the
Board of Directors of the Tyndall Federal
Credit Union. My forty years in business
and community activities give me the
background to contribute to the
success of our credit union.
In 2001,1 I moved to Bay County
following my retirement from the
Federal Reserve. I served over twenty-
six years with the Fifth District of the Federal Reserve
System. During my tenure with the Federal Reserve, I
held several management positions in support of the.
central bank's services to financial institutions. My
financial services experience in electronic payments,
systems operations, information technology, and
business development for banks, credit unions and
government agencies provides.me broad insight into the
financial industry. My marketing, public relations, and
customer service experience supports my passion for
quality service to members. This knowledge gives me a
broad background necessary on which to draw in
carrying out the duties of a member of the Board of
Directors.
Early in my career, I was employed by RCA Corporation
for over eight years. This employment included
communications and computer systems operations at
Cape Canaveral and Goddard Space Flight Center
supporting the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo manned
space programs. I am a graduate of Florida Technical
College and the Virginia Bankers School at the University
of Virginia. My community service activities currently
include Rotary and Habitat for Humanity.
I would appreciate your vote, allowing me to serve you
as a member of the TFCU Board of Directors.


48th

Annual Meeting

Wednesday
March 17, 2004
S: Enlited C'l`
Tyndall Air Force'Base
Door Prizes & Diawings
Voting from 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
* Call to Order and Welcome 7:00 p.m.



Tndall- a
F-D 1FAL 04 IT UNION
RO. Box 59760
Panama City, FL 32412-0760
(850) 769-9999 Toll-Free 888-896-3255
www.tyndallfcu.org




Tyndall Air Force Base
Access Guidelines
In order to be admitted onto Tyndall Air
Force Base, all Members attending the
Annual Meeting must present a
statement of account (showing Member
name and address) and a photo
identification indicating name and,
address information corresponding to
the statement. Security personnel will
only need to see the portion Of the
.statement imprinted with Member name
and address; confidential financial
information need not be shown. In
compliance with TAFB security
regulations, Members unable to provide
the required information will not be
granted access to the base.


ELECTION
SCHEDULE

March 15, 2004
Balloting at all TFCU Branches
March 16, 2004
Balloting at all TFCU Branches
March 17, 2004
Balloting at Enlisted, Club, Tyndall AFB
(6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. CST)


Locations and Times
Destin Branch
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Lynn Haven Branch
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Marianna Branch
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Panama City Branch
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Panama City Beach Branch
8:30 a.m. -,4:30 p.m.
Parker Branch
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Port St. Joe Branch
(ET) 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Tyndall AFB Branch
8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.


large! And, knowing that she was
going to be free in just a couple of
days was "sweet"!
But, I thought, how in the


Granny Is Free At Last!


Granny, the 50 year old loggerhead sea turtle that washed ashore late
last year after consuming large amounts of shells, was released back into
the wild on Thursday after a rehab visit to Gulf World in Panama City.
the wild on Thursday after a rehab visit to Gulf World in Panama City.


I mwb


world will they get her out of
there? The moat is built so that
one can walk through the middle
below, floor-level to 'get ,a ,closer
view of the; creatures and it also
has rails on the sides so that ho.
one looking, over falls into the
water;
Thursday, February 12th.
This is the day! This is the day
that the large sea turtle who had
beaten many odds from egg to
lhatchling, to maturity, to old age,
was going back to her natural
home, the water..the Gulf of
Mexico.
The first business at hand was
to get Granny out of 'the moat!
Cheryl Jordon is the director
/trainer of marine mammals at
Gulf World. She didn't have a lot
to say when I asked about getting
Granny out, but I knew that the
job wasn't an easy one! I also
know that it took a lot of person-
nel and a lot of engineering to be
able to lift her out of the moat
which is below 'ground-floor level
and then get her on the truck-bed
that was to transport her home.
After all, she weighed nearly 450
pounds! But, this they did! And, I
can tell you that the first and
utmost thought for all of them,
was Granny's w ell-being.
Noiw. %Ith Grannyrbeing outfoT
the water,'she'needed tags. Nancy
Evou of National Marine Fisheries
Service placed one tag into her left
front flipper and one into her right
front flipper. Now, she was agitat-
ed for sure! But, she was ready to
roll!
Ashley, Michael and Derek left
the Marine Park with Granny and
headed to St. Joe Beach. Cheryl
relayed the first call, "they are 15
minutes out of the Park." I was to
meet them at the Bay/Gulf
County line and lead them on to
the release spot. Second relay,
"they just passed Tyndall's. main
gate!" In no time, they were here!
As we arrived at the Selma St.
creek on St. Joe. Beach,..a throng
of people were waiting to see
Granny and help give her a big
send-offl And, some of those, had
the grand opportunity to help get
Granny off the back of the truck
and as gently as possible place her
head first toward the water, after
having the truck backed-up as
near to the water as possible.
Granny was now on the beach
at the water's edge! The time was
as if it had never passed, but
almost three months had passed
and here she was! She paused for
a minute, then slowly and as if she
had just been out for a sunning,
she moved her massive body for-
ward into the cool waters of the
Gulf of Mexico.
She did not hurry-she swam
straight out near the surface of
the water with her head underwa-
ter. Then, as if this was her good-
bye, she stuck her massive head
out of the water for her breath of
air and away she went..we saw her
no more! Granny was free! She
was home!



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Business Technology Consultants Can Help Area Commerce


Sandy Reeves and Vernon
Hatcher were recently named to the
newly created Business Technology
Consultant positions with GT Com,
headquartered in Port St. Joe.
As Business Technology ,
Consultants, Reeves and Hatcher
will be responsible for educating
small and medium sized business
clients about newer cutting-edge
communication, technologies, and
making recommendations to
increase operational efficiencies
and manage costs.
"Our Business Technology
Consultant's mission is to furnish
small and medium sized business-
es throughout northwest Florida
with integrated new generation
telecommunications and network-
ing technologies at low cost with
maximum flexibility," said Erik
Saunders, Customer Sales &
Service Manager with GT Com. 'We
recognize the need for an end-to-


end solutions provider and strate-
gic partner for the local communi-
ty. GT Corn will work diligently to
partner with our customers for the
purpose of creating efficient, easy-
to-use and cost effective customer
management and infrastructure
processes, allowing a business to
concentrate on their own bottom
line," added Saunders.
Sandy Reeves brings years of
sales, marketing, and management
experience to the business technol-
ogy position with GT Com. Reeves
previously worked as a successful
Realtor on Sanibel Island, served
as Director of Sales & Marketing for
the Tidewater Inn, and served four
years *as the General Manager of
WCEI Radio in Easton, Maryland.
Currently residing in Cape San
Blas, she is awaiting completion of
her family's home in Apalachicola.
Originally from the state of New
York, Reeves received .her B.S. in


Coach Charlie Winchester, Michael White of Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, and Principal Terry Linton review brochures' advertising the
upcoming touranment.


WHS Prepares for

April Bass Tourney


Business Administration from
Edison College in Ft. Myers.
Vernon Hatcher brings years of
sales, networking, communica-
tions, and leadership experience to
the business technology position
with GT Com. Hatcher previously


worked in sales positions with
Harris Corporation and Siemens
ICN.. His sales experience includes
optical transport, next generation
and legacy Class 5 switching,
ATM/TDM networking, Quality of
Service software applications, loop


testing products, and network
management systems. Prior to
entering this field, Hatcher served
five years with the U.S. Navy. He is
a Perry native, graduate of Taylor
County High School, and attended
Madison College in Madison.


Box-R Ranch Public Forum March 18


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will unveil a proposed hunting
framework for the newly acquired
Box-R Ranch at a public forum
March 18 in Apalachicola. FWC
staff will be on hand from 4:00 -
7:00 p.m. (EST) at the National
Guard Armory in Apalachicola to
discuss hunting proposals and
receive input from the public.
Last fall the FWC completed
the purchase of the 7,600-acre
tract from St. Joe Corporation.
The area is located just west of
Apalachicola and extends from
Highway 98 north to the Jackson
River.
FWC staff is preliminarily con-
sidering a broad suite of proposals
that will continue to provide high
,quality hunting experiences. If
adopted, these proposals will com-
plement existing public hunting
opportunities in Franklin County
and are consistent with traditional
uses of the property.
"At the request of the Ed Ball
Wildlife Foundation, most of the
area was established as a wildlife
refuge in 1967 and closed to all
hunting," said Billy Sermons, the
FWC's Northwest Region wildlife
biologist. "In 1999, St. Joe
Corporation, which in effect owned
the area, requested the 'wildlife
refuge' status be removed to allow
for hunting."
"The core area of Box-R has
been conservatively hunted since
1999 under eight-point rules (qual-
ity deer regulations) and several of
the clubs that hold leases on the
area have voluntarily imposed


antler restrictions on their club
members."
Pending establishment as a

Port St. Joe Soccer
Finishes With A Bang
The Port St. Joe boys soccer
team wrapped up its 2004 inaugu-
ral season Thursday, February
19th, with a banquet at the high
school. The team finished the sea-
son with an impressive 8-1-1
record and graduated seven sen-
iors. The senior players were Brian
Baird, Tommy Curry, Chris Fuze,
Don Jecha,, Shawn Kemp, Chad
Olson and B.J. Strickland.
Head coach Paul Sabiston
credited the season's success to the
leadership of the senior class and
the general support by the commu-
nity. "Both the girls and the boys
soccer 'programs were grateful to
have the dedication of the players'
parents and the positive backing of
the community," stated Sabiston.
Assistant boys' coach, Dr. Tom
Curry and head girls coach Dr.
Betty Curry were recognized for
their efforts over the last several
years to not only establish a high
school soccer program but to found
the Port St. Joe Youth Soccer
Association for the community's
youth.
The Gulf County School Board
was thanked for the opportunity to
start a soccer program, as were
Superintendent Jerry Kelley, Coach
Palmer, the Athletic Director, and
Principal Tim Wilder.


wildlife management area and
approval of hunting regulations
this spring, Box-R will open to pub-
lic hunting during the 2004-05
hunting season.


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Hatcher is still a resident of Perry.
GT Com has been providing
communication services to cus-
tomers in 20 exchanges, serving
parts of northwest Florida, south-
ern Alabama, and southwest
Georgia, since 1924. The company
is proud of their rapid deployment
of cutting-edge technologies such
as high-speed Internet services and
advanced data networking func-
tions, as well as their reliable pro-
vision of basic telecommunication
services to over 50,000 local access
lines in these areas. To learn more
about GT Com, visit them online at
www.gtcom.net.


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by Carly Johnson
As the lady anglers of the
Women's Bass Fishing Association
(WBFA), leave town, Gulf County is
preparing for another bass fishing
tournament, this one open to
everyone.
The first annual Gator Bass
Classic, sponsored by Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative benefiting the
student athletes at Wewahitchka
High School has been set for April
24, at White City Landing.
.Withf a, minimum, guaranteed
first-prize of $2,000 andcra big-fish
pot,Charlie Winchester, head foot-
ball coach of thq Gators, is encour-
aging all local anglers to partici-
pate.
"With the funds raised from
this tournament, we will be able to
give these athletes a lot of things
they need and would otherwise be
unable to get," Winchester
explained. "We really would like to
purchase supplies for the new field
house and weight room and coach-
es from each sport will get a por-
tion of the proceeds for their indi-
vidual sport. It will be a great thing
for everyone around here."
Additionally, with each entry,
the amount of the prize could grow
immensely, 3 according to
Winchester. AlAo, the school, in col-
laboration with Gulf Coast Electric,
are creating other draws to get res-
idefnts and visitors alike to partici-
pate.
The utility is currently in the
process of hiring a bass fisherman"
on one of the professional circuits
to not only fish in the event, but to
also emcee it. There will also be a
live radio broadcast during the
weigh-in and a kids casting con-
test.
Run by the student athletes,
for the athletes, they will be visible
running the tournament decked
out in their respective jerseys and
uniforms.
For more information about
the tournament, contact Mary
Holly or Charlie Winchester at 639-
5394.


Computer Corner
Use the Small Storage Device,
with a USB Flash Disk
It is 1 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide
and holds the equivalent of 128 floppy disks.
It plugs into your USB port and your computer
sees it as another drive. Very easy to use and
think of the floppies you could throw away. I
carry one in my pocket all the times so I have
some installable applications, files and folders
and yes, a few songs always with me. They
come in sizes of 32 megs, 64 megsj, 128
megs, 256 megs, 512 megs and 1 or 2 gig.
Physically, they are all the same size. Keep
one bootable disk and throw the rest away.
Lin Brightly Computer Associates, "on the
cutting edge" of new products. Get the most
out of your computer today, stop in and have
it evaluated and cleaned for a small fee that
can save you a LARGE REPAIR BILL later
Lin Brightly Computer Associates
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| .The Junior Service League

of P rt Joe .. ....

SWould like to Thank Everyone that attended












Gala 2004



The event was Tremendous!


Thanks to all of our members and


Hour Mardi Gras Gala Sponsors
GAMING SPONSOR Tapper Foundation


PLATINUM Arvida + Boyd and Paula Pickett + Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. David and Trish Warriner
Daly's Dock and Dive Center Decorative Flooring/Jim and Brenda Garth + Reeves Furniture and Refinishing Shoppe
Rish, Gibson and Scholz, P.A. + The Jordaon's Group/A Landscape Design and Management Firm
The City and the City Commissioners of Port St. Joe

GOLD A and E Development of N. W. Florida + Anchor Vacation Properties Inc. Ard's Florist
Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness Center/ Coastal Fitness & Rehabilitation Boyer Signs Coastal Design and Landscaping
Dr. Frank D. May, DMD PA Oyster Radio + Ralph and Margaret Roberson + Portside Photography/Tim Gussman
Prudential Resort Realty/Libia Taylor The Appliance Solution + The Star Publishing.Co. Windolf Construction, Inc.

SILVER Bayside Savings Bank Bill and Suzanne Wood Cape San Bias Vacation Rentals, Inc. Captain Trey Landry
Clayton Concrete, Inc./Glen and Valerie Clayton Coastal Community Bank Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Half Shells/Jay Jay Ray Mert's Laundry N-Style Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals, LLC Pristine Properties Real Estate
Roberson and Friedman, P.A. + Roy's Bait, Tackle and Gifts Port Inn Sunset Coastal Grill The Eye Center of North Florida
Tiffin Interiors + Turtle Beach Inn-Trish Petrie

FRIENDS OF THE GALA BankTrust Capital City Bank Driftwood Inn + Jeff and Nancy Burgess Linda Huie
Melita's Gifts-Melita Davis Norman and Ellen Allemore Scallop Cove BP- Mike and Jill Davis
Sam and Debi Taylor Shoreline Medical Group, P.A. + St. Joe Rent All Nursery and Supply
Tyndall Federal Credit Union William and Lois Walker

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Baywash of Port St. Joe Earl and Nancy Smith + Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union + Jane Allen
James and Lynn McKenzie + Joseph's Cottage Melissa Farrell + Lady J Charters


PORT ST. JOE TORNADOS BASEBALL
The Port St.Joe Tornados are a traveling baseball team and a member of the Dizzy Dean
League and rely solely on donations from interested people only. We are not affiliated with
the local Dixie Youth League and do not receive money from this organization. We would like
to take this opportunity to Thank Everyone who has donated to our team. The Tornados trav-
eled to Panama City Beach Saturday, February 21st and brought home a 2 out of 3 win. This
would not be possible without the support of our Friends and Businesses. If there is anyone
interested in donating to the Tornados, please contact Stacy Strickland at 229-1298 or
Debbie Butler at 227-1155 (Active Styles).
PORT ST. JOE TORNADOS SPONSORS
Active Styles Gunn Heating & Air
Indian Pass Marine Lee's One Stop Auto Care, Inc.
Sheriff Michael Hammond Presnell's Bayside Marina
A&A Homecare Kenny Strange Electric ,
Security First Title Partners B&B Properties
Radrin Shack Pristine Pools


WE THANK YOU VERY MUCHII
Debbie Butler, Sponsorship/Fundraising


Stacy Strickland, Manager









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Sharks Seal Berth In Playoffs


PORT ST. JOE 53, BLOUNTSTOWN 47
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
pulled away in the fourth quarter
to seal a berth into the Class 2A
playoffs with a 53-47 victory over
Blountstown in Friday night's
District 3-2A semifinal game at
Wewahitchka. The Tiger Sharks
lost both of their regular season
district games against the Tigers,
but got the win when it counted.
The Tiger Sharks (16-10) led
24-20 at halftime, and 36-33 at the
end of the third quarter. '
Ash Parker, who scored eight of
his points in the fourth quarter, led
Port St. Joe with 21 points, six
rebounds, and six assists. Dennis


Warren followed with 12 points;
while Antonio Smiley added nine
points and four steals. Raye Bailey
had only two points, but played
outstanding defense and had six
assists and five defensive
rebounds.
Port St. Joe shot seven of eight
from the charity stripe, and all of
them were in the fourth quarter.,
They also had 13 steals on defense.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 11 13 12 17 53
Tigers 8 12 13 14 47
PSJ (53)- Raye Bailey 2, Ashton
Larry 7, Bo Lenox 2, Antonio
Smiley 9, Ash Parker 21, and
Dennis Warren 12.
BHS (47)- Fitten 3, Grant 2,


Garrett 25, Cooper 3, and Pitts 14.
PORT ST. JOE 40, COTTONDALE 33
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
The Tiger Sharks clinched
home court advantage for the play-
offs with Saturday night's 40-33
victory over Cottondale in the
District 3-2A championship game
at Wewahitchka.
Port St. Joe played another
great defensive game as a team,
holding all ofIthe Hornets' scorers
under 10 points.
The Tiger Sharks (17-10)
outscored Cottondale 16-5 in the
second quarter to take a 28-18 lead
into halftime. They only scored 12
points in the second half, but held


off Cottondale for the win.
Antonio Smiley led all scorers
with a game high 17 points and


Preseason Classic Opens


Baseball Season for Sharks


PORT ST. JOE 17, APALACmCOLA 0
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks defeat-
ed Apalachicola 17-0 in five
innings to kick off their 2004 sea-
son with a bang in the Century 21
Preseason Classic.
Austin Horton, Brian Glass
and Josh Dailey combined to toss a
one-hit shut-out. Horton struck


out four and walked one to pick up
the win in his two innings on the
mound. Glass struck out four and
allowed the only hit in two innings
of relief. Dailey struck out two in
his inning of relief.
Dailey went two for three with
four RBI; Kenny McFarland was
two for three with three RBI; Zach
Williams was two for four with a


Ash Parker led the Tiger Sharks
with 21 points, six rebounds and six
assists in their win over
Blountstown.


Raye Bailey (11) goes up for a lay up in the Tiger Shark's 53-47 win over
Blountstown in the District 3-2A Tournament.


Austin Horton fires a pitch in the
Sharks' 17-0 win over Apalachicola.
triple and two RBI; Justin McCroan
was two for three with a triple; and
Stephen Besore went two for three
to lead the Sharks at the plate.
|i Horton ,had .an RBI triple; Garrett
Garland had an RBI single; While
Glass and Jordan Todd each added
a single.
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nine rebounds. Raye Bailey fol-
lowed with seven points and seven
assists; while Dennis Warren
grabbed nine rebounds.
Port St. Joe will host Maclay
Thursday night at 7:00 ET in "The
Dome" in a regional quarterfinal.
game. With a win, the Tiger Sharks
will advance to play the winner of
the Baker/Vernon game on
Tuesday night. Port St. Joe would
travel if Baker wins, and host if


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Vernon wins. That game will also
be at 7:00 local time.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 12 16 4 8 40
Hornets 13 5 13 2 33
PSJ (40)- Raye Bailey 7, Ashton
Larry 5, Bo Lenox 2, Antonio
Smiley 17, Ash Parker 5, and
Dennis Warren 4.
CHS (33)- Hall 9, Gardner 5, Ross
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This Week In Sports


Thursday, February 26- 7:00, Home
MACLAY


BASEBALL
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 ET, Away
BRISTOL
Friday, Feb. 27, JV/V 5:00/7:00 ET, Home
QUINCY MUNROE
Monday, March 1, 6:00 ET, Home
BOZEMAN
Tuesday, March 2, 6:00 ET, Home
MARIANNA


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Friday, Feb. 27, 6:00 ET, Home
GRANDRIDGE
Monday, March 1, 7:00 ET, Away
VERNON
Friday, March 5, TBA
WEWAHITCHKA TOURNAMENT
Saturday, March 6, TBA
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234 Reid Ave. 229-6374
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408 Reid Avenue
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WEWAHITCHKA 3, WAKULLA 13
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
The Wewahitchka Gators got
their 2004 baseball season under-
way this past Thursday with a 13-
3 loss to Wakulla in the Century 21
Preseason Classic held in Port St.
Joe.
Will Strange led the Gators at
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
The Gators. scored seven runs
in the bottom of the first inning
and five in the fourth to defeat
Apalachicola 12-1 in five innings in
the, Century 21 Preseason Classic


.PORT ST. JOE 7, WAKULLA 10
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
The Sharks had a 5-2 lead slip
away in the final two innings on
five walks, two balks and four hits
as they fell 10-7 to Wakulla in the
Century 21 Preseason Classic.
Travis Burge started on the
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Stahl Wins First Annual WBFA Bass Tournament


by Carly Johnson
As the final day of the first
annual Howell Tackle Invitational
Pro/Am Tournament for the lady
anglers of the Women's Bass
Fishing Association drew to a close,
Betty Stahl of Guntersville, Ala.,
brought home the trophy.
Along with first prize for Stahl
came a new 185D Triton bass boat
fully equipped with a 185 hp
Mercury outboard, Lowrance elec-
tronics and a Minn kota trolling
motor.
Leading Thursday's first day of
competition with five fish, the max-
imum, and a total weight of 9.91
pounds, Stahl was in good position
going into Friday's final competi-
tion.
Although water and weather
conditions were not optimal during
the days prior to competition, the
sun did decide to show itself after
the tournament was delayed two
hours Thursday due to fog.
Following a tribute to
American soldiers and a fireworks
display during the wee hours of the
morning,: folks finally got to see


more than 40 bass boats take off
from White City Landing after the
fog lifted.
"We didn't get as much time on
the water as I would have liked,"
Stahl said. "However, with the
water level' being so high and the
water temperature so low, I knew
from several days of practice that I
wasn't going to be able to fish in the
shallow waters that I usually do for
the big bass."
Deb Krueger of Hasting, Mich.,
was the leader of the amateur, or
non-boater, division at Thursday's
conclusion bringing in a total of
two fish, weighing 3.84 pounds.
Current pro point's leader
Sheri Glasgow of Muskogee, Ok.,
finished the first day in ninth place,
bringing in two fish totaling 4.12
pounds.
"I was getting a lot of bites from
bigger fish, but for some reason
was not able to pull them in,"
Glasgow said. "Now that I know
where the fish are, I will be back to
fight them again."
The "Lunker Award," the prize
for the biggest individual fish, given


each day and then to the overall
winner, was won on Thursday in
the professional division by Jonell
Whitstine of Dry Prong, La., with a
5.34 pound bass, and by Barbara
Gaskins of Suffolk, Va., who cap-
tured a 3.43 pound bass to win in
the amateur division.
Although not wanting to reveal
her -spot or technique of catching
the big fish, Whitstine did express
her gratitude to the large crowd
assembled for the weigh-in.
w ."The hospitality and support
we have received here. in Gulf
County has' been unbelievable,"
Whitstine said. "We have been to a
lot of places and the people here
are some of the nicest and most
down home we have ever come in
contact with. I have been treated
better here than when we fish in
my own hometown."
Predicting more fish. for Friday
because of rising water tempera-
tures as weather conditions
iniiproved, 2004 champion : Mary
DiVincenti of Clinton, La., who fin-
ished the first day in 10th place
with three fish weighing 4.04


Betty Stahl of Guntersville, Ala., third from left, won the professional division of the first annual Howell Tackle
Florida Invitational Pro/Am Bass Tournament, sponsored by Gulf County. Deanie Tate, second from left, from.
Arkadelphia, Ark., took home first place in the amateur division of the tournament last week. WBFA staff presented
the awards.


Sheri Glasgow from Muskogee, Ok., finished third overall in the two-day tournament at White City Landing.
Glasgow also was awarded the big-fish "Lunker Award" for the tournament with the 5.34 pound bass (left) held up
for the crowd.
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pounds,, was also looking forward
to'Friday's competition.
With temperatures in the low
70's on Friday, the ladies set out at
first-light to battle the bass of the
Apalachicola River.
Using lures including Texas:
rigs, Glasgow finished the tourna-
ment in third place with ,a total
bass weight of 20.40 pounds and
also took home the "Lunker Award"
for her 5.34 pound bass caught on
day two.
Although her big fish weighed
the same as Whitstine's first day
big-fish catch, Glasgow .received
the award for big fish of the tour-
nament as the tie is broken with
most total weight.
"I fished (Friday) just like I did
(Thursday), only today I could get a
hook set when I got a bite,"
Glasgow explained to the crowd of
more than 150. "I was using a plas-,
tic worm in about six to eight feet of
water, deeper than what I would'
usually fish, but it really seemed to
pay off."
With a first day's catch weigh-
ing in at 9.43 pounds with five fish,
second place finisher for the tour-
nament Lisa Opel of Hernando;
Fla., had a total of 20.76 pounds.
and was proud of her efforts.


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Jonell Whitstine of Dry Prong, La., took home the big-fish "Lunker
Award" for Thursday's competition.


"I decided to use a spinner bait
in the creeks off of the main river
channel," Opel said. "I fell in love
with the area around here and was
hoping. the fish would start bit-
ing.....And they did."
Weighing in last while Glasgow
and Opel sat holding their breath,
Stahl brought her five fish, weigh-
ing 11.31 pounds to the stage,
which gave her a tournament total
of 21.22 pounds. ;
After being embraced and con-
gratulated by Glasgow, Stahl took
the microphone and pronounced
her excitement to the other com-
petitors and the crowd of onlook-
ers.
"I am in love with this river and
the entire area," Stahl boasted.
"Practice fishing was much differ-
ent from the competition days,
which was a big advantage for me.
I seemed to really zero in on where
the bass were and am so happy to
have won this tournament."
Stahl also gave some advice to
the local folks by predicting out-
standing amounts of large bass in
.shallow waters in the next few
weeks.
"I wish I was going to be
around here next month to fish,"
Stahl said. "It is really going to be
something."
Fishing with spinner bait arid


retriever lures, the new addition toc
the Triton Gold Program, which
selects competitors to sponsor,
Stahl will also .receive a $2,000
bonus on top of her WBFA win-
nings.
On the amateur side, Deanie
.Tate of Arkadelphia;-, Ark.,, took
home the first' place with- a total oi
six fish for the two day competition
at a weight of 8.36;pounds.
Krueger finished in second
with 6.27 pounds with four fish,
followed by Crystal tLangston ol
.Leighton, Ala., with (our fish weigh-
ing 5.23 pounds.
Gaskin's big fish from
Thursday won the "Lunker Award"
for the non-boater division.
Kathy Magers, president of the
WBFA, extended her gratitude to
the people of Gulf County for their
tremendous support .during the
tournament.
"All of the ladies arid their fam-
ilies have had a wonderful time
here," Magers said. "The weather
decided to change a little from
practice and made for some spec-
tacular fishing and we couldn't be
happier."
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rently planning for next year's
return to Gulf County and the
waters of the Apalachicola River.


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Rachel Bixler to Compete

For Florida Junior Miss
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Saturday,
February 28th
Rachel Bixler, Gulf County's
Junior Miss, will be leaving on
Saturday, February 28th, to cor- i ,
pete in the Florida Junior Miss
Pageant.
The state competition this year
will be held in Fort Walton Beach. i -
Rachel will be in Fort Walton all
week preparing for the final two
nights of competition. Anyone who
would like to attend may purchase i i
tickets at the door.
The state competition will be
held at the Fort Walton Beach ,
Municipal Auditorium on March ..
5th and 6th at 7:00 p.m. CST. :;.....
Rachel, will be staying at 9 Shady "m
Lane Drive, Mary Ester, FL 32569,
c/o Steve and Paula Riggs the week
of the pageant.
Rachel would like to thank the -. "
community, the Jufnior Service
League, and her local sponsors:
The Star, Carpet Country, Wood
Fisheries, and Pat Floyd's Law
Office. Rachel is proud to represent
Gulf County.

Barnes Receives Commissioner Certification


Gulf County Commissioner
Jerry Barnes has earned his
Certified County Commissioner
designation by successfully com-
pleting the Florida Association of
Counties (FAC) Commissioners
Voluntary Certification Program.
One of a distinguished few that will
make up this summer's graduating
class, Commissioner Barnes joins
the ranks of those that have earned
their certification since the pro-
gram's inception in 1996.
Commissioner Barnes will be
recognized at FAC's annual confer-
ence, June 23-25, in Broward
County, as well as in the
September/October issue of the
Association's "Florida Counties"
magazine. The graduation ceremo-
ny will take place at the closing
general session on Friday morning,
June 25.
The County Copnmissioners
Voluntary Certification Program is
designated to provide county com-
missioners with an overview of the
many facets of county government,
as well as help them better under-


Jerry Barnes
stand and implement their duties
and responsibilities as a county
commissioner. The 30-hour pro-
gram generally takes 18 to 24
months to complete, and consists
of the following components:
Curriculum: 24 credit hours of


curriculum for all commissioners
elected prior to 1996; commission-
ers elected in 1996 or after must
also attend the new commissioners
workshop. Curriculum includes
programs on county government
roles and responsibilities, struc-
ture and authority, financial man-
agement, Florida's legislative
process, and land-use decision
making. In addition, a workshop on
Government in the Sunshine and
ethics laws is mandatory in order
to receive certification.
Continuing education: six
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hour program. These hours may be
obtained through participation in
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FAC's annual conference, legisla-
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According to the FAC press
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proof that Commissioner Barnes is
a dedicated public servant working
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"Look Who's 5"
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District 17 Patriots Pen Chairman Craig
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On Saturday, February 14th,
at the District 17 VFW meeting


held at the VFW Post #2185 on
Sherman Avenue in Panama City,
Rachel received a Voice of
Democracy gold medal and certifi-
cate and a $100.00 check for com-
ing in Ifirst place ini the district.
Rachel came in fourth place in the
State of Florida. Also Ut the District.
17 VFW meeting,. Meleah Lister,
sponsored by the VFW Post #8285
of Wewahitchka, was presented a
first place Patriots Pen gold medal
and certificate and a $100.00
check.


Women's History Month Event at GCCC


Gulf Coast Community
College will present the award
winning film documentary titled
"Mary Magdalen: An Intimate
Portrait" on Thursday, March 8th,
from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the
Gibson Lecture Hall in the
Student Union East building on
campus, to be followed by a group
discussion. .
The documentary explores the
mysteries pertaining to Mary
Magdalen of the Bible and the
ideas that were formulated about
her. Although she is well-known
as a critical figure in religious his-'
tory, much speculation exists as
to the impact of her life. The docu-


nrmentary addresses' who she was
and her role in Jesus' life. The film
will also present the real and
imagined "historical and artistic
perceptions of her appearance and
character. It is narrated by
Penelope Ann Miller and directed
by Emmy award-winning producer
Charles Stuart, V.I.E.W. The dis-
cussion after the documentary will
be led by Melinda Jay and Richard
Baldwin.
Admission is free and open to
the public. For additional informa-
tion contact, Jennifer Hamilton at
769-1551, ext. 5850.


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The John C. Gainous VFW Post
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VFW' District 17 have recently
given out their "Voice of
Democracy" and "Patriots Pen
Awards."
On Thursday, February 5th,,
the John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 ladies auxiliary Voice of


Democracy chairman, Karen
Hanson, went to the Port St. 'Joe
'High School and presented the
awards to first place winner,
Rachel Bixler and second place
winner, Tommy Curry. Rachel
received a gold medal and certifi-
cate, a $100.00 savings bond from
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Kayleigh Lewis To Compete At State

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A sophomore from Port St. Joe
High School will represent the area
both in a state competition and the
international one as well. Kayleigh
-Lewis, daughter of Hal-and Kim
Lewis, has been recommended to
compete at the State Science and
Engineering Fair in Jacksonville in
April and also the International


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Physical Science grand prize
award. Kayleigh won several addi-
tional prizes including medallions
and certificates from the United
State Air Force and the United
States Army, and money and sav-
ings bonds from the Junior
Woman's Club and the Bay *
Education Foundation.
Kayleigh's project was titled,
Reflection Protection in which she
studied the effects of light on, dif-
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how this affected the air tempera-
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Voice of Democracy Chairman Craig Chaffee,
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Magic Show at WHS Thurs.


An award winning magic show
is coming from Six Flags Park to
Wewahitchka High School.
Magician Vi-ce Carmen and his
family of pretty girls will bring their
new show here for one performance
only on Thursday, February 26th
at 7:00 p.m. CT in the gym. Known
as "America's First Family of


Magic" this, world touring family
entertainment will benefit the
Wewahitchka High School band as
show sponsors. Advanced dis-
count tickets are available at
Wewahitchka High School for
$6.00. Tickets will be $8.00 at the
door. Students are admitted free
with a paying adult.


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Three clowns: Ina Morbitzer, Pat Gearhart, and Ann Jannetta.
Red hat lady: Iris McDougald and Reffer Pettis. seated.

Clowns Visit Nursing Home


On Friday, February 20, three
clowns and a red hat lady visited
the local nursing home bringing
smiles and cheer to patients, visi-


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good. time and hope everyone did.
They brought their "act" to
cheer everyone but particularly
their good friend and fellow golfer,
Pat Anema, who is under hospice
care. All the ladies are members' of
the ladies golf association at St.
Joseph Bay Country Club which
annually provides many gifts to the
patients. Another fellow golfer,
Meta Buzzett, was also visited and
really seemed to enjoy their crazy
costumes and exciting wit.
The ladies would like to thank
Bonnie's costumes for providing
rental at half-price. Heart's Desire
and Ard's Florist donated enough
carnations for each patient as well
as employees to have a flower. It
was fun and the ladies appreciate
the donations and cooperation of
the nursing home. Perhaps others
can provide a fun day for the
patients. It is such a joy to see their
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SENIOR CITIZENS

GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
Suffering to anyone 55 and older a
Free hearing test. If you have been
W \ i exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you ask
people to repeat what they have
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GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2004
9:00 A.M.- 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's hearing
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Eli Duarte (left) and Libia Taylor (right) receive Team Platinum
Award. Gloria Salinard (inset) earned the Platinum Award.

Prudential Resort Realty Earns Top Honors


The Realtors Association of
Franklin and southern Gulf
County celebrated its best during
the Annual Realtors Award
Banquet for the year 2003 at the
Centennial Building January 30th.
The Multiple Listing Service statis-
tics are used to measure the suc-
cess of brokers and Realtors by
tabulating the number of transac-
tions and dollar volume closed for
the year.
Prudential Resort Realty
earned top honors in Gulf and
Franklin County for company pro-
duction in 2003. The Port St. Joe
office received the Team Platinum
Award for having top producers in
both dollar volume and number of
transactions achieved. Libia Taylor
and ElI Duarte were awarded this


honor for being the number one
team in Gulf County totaling $27.7
million in production and 82 trans-
actions closed.
Gloria Salinard, for her stellar
performance, earned a Platinum
Award with a total of over $10 mil-
lion in production.
The level sof performance that
Prudential Resort Realty's agents
exhibit every year has placed the
company in the top honors since
the inception of the Multiple Listing
Service in 1998. It is through an
unparalleled commitment to excel-
lence, ethical behavior and cus-
tomer satisfaction that' Prudential
Resort Realty has earned this cov-
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Top Producer
Sales Volume & Transactions
Platinum Award


Jerry Thompson
Platinum Award
$10+M Sales
2nd Runner Up Sales Transactions


Pandora Schlitt
Platinum Award
$10+M Sales
2nd runner up Sales Volume


TEAM
Libia Taylor and EliDuarte
Sales. Volume & Transactions
Platinum Award


TEAM
Helen Spohrer and Patty Durham
1st Runner Up Sales Transactions
Platinum Award


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"Capt. Jack" Prophater
and Kara Landiss
Platinum Award


Gloria Salinard
Platinum Award


Al Mirabella


Candace Boatwright


Michael Howze


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"Ms. Ruth" Schoelles


The Realtor Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties announced its 2003 winners at their annual award banquet held at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe on
January 30th. The Three Top Honors for Franklin County Realtors all were earned by Prudential Resort Realty Associates: Jeff Galloway was named Top Producer for Sales Volume
and Top Producer for Sales Transactions, with over 100 transactions and over $100 million in volume. The Number Two position was earned by Jerry Thompson, and the Number
Three position was earned by Pandora Schlitt. Libia Taylor and Eliseo Duarte earned the "Top Team" honors in Gulf County, with the highest volume and number of transactions.
Helen Spohrer and Patty Durham were honored as Franklin County's Number Two Team. Other Prudential award winners are Gloria Salinard, Al Mirabella, Candace Boatwright,
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Singing Commodores to Perform


at Gulf Coast March 6th


Gulf Coast Community College
will present the GCCC Singing
Commodores, in partnership with
choral groups from area high
schools, on March 6th from 7:30
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT in the Amelia
Center Theatre on campus.
The program will feature pop
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from popular Broadway shows
such as "Razzle Dazzle" from
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Hairspray. Other musical
favorites include "Wade in the
Water," a Southern Gospel num-
ber, selections from The Lion King,
"Swinging at Bassie's Place," a
swing number, and the song
"Georgia."
GCCC Commodores scheduled
to perform are, Brittney Blaich,
Shannon Floyd, John Foster,
Daniel Foxworth, Rachel
Geoghagan, Eva '-Garrett and
Melissa Johnson. ,In addition
Shawn Gross, Clinton McCormick.
Glenesha Miller; Alexander
Mrazek and Oscar Olive will also
perform. Some of the area high
schools represented in this pro-
duction are Rutherford High
School's Treble Ensemble and
Arnold High School's Marlin
Soundwave.
Admission is free, Donations
will be accepted for music scholar-
ships.
For more Information, call
872-3886.

Theatre Group Holds
Name Contest and
Acting Workshop
Port St. Joe's newly formed
theatre group needs help finding a
name and will be holding. a
"What's Our Name?" contest. The
winner will .receive four tickets to
the group's first show and recogni-
tion in the program. Entries may
be, mailed or delivered to The
Fixture Exchange located at 230
Reid Avenue or e-mailed to eliza-
beth@mediatek.cc. Deadline for
entries is March 13th. .
On Saturday, March 13th, the
theatre group will hold an acting
workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m...EST in the chorus room of
the Port St. Joe High School locat-
ed at 100 Shark Drive. The work-
shop entitled "How to survive an
audition" will be led by Dixie
Partington, executive director of
the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola.
All those interested are encour-
aged to attend.
Stay tuned for further infor-'
mation from this newest member
of the community. Anyone who
likes to-perform. build things, cre-
ate costumes, or sell tickets, is
.needed. Be the first to say, "I'fm
going to be in a show." To join the
mailing list, e-mail anncom-
forter@yahoo.com.


Hey of Instruments and


Voice" At Trinit)
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
performing arts will present a pro-
gram entitled "A Medley of
Instruments and Voice" at Trinity
Episcopal Church on Sunday,
February 29th, at 4:00 p.m.
The vocalist is Danielle Hurt of
Indianapolis. Ms. Hurt graduated
from DePauw University in
Greencastle, Indiana where 'she.
performed as soloist in operas and
oratories. She attended the
University of Iowa, and received a
Masters Degree in vocal perform-
ance from Butler University. she
has sung leading roles in "The
Magic Flute," "The Bartered
Bride,". "Romeo and Juliet" and
oth-er operas. In addition to per-
forming, she is Director of Music
at Cumberland First Baptist
Church.
Instrumentalists are T. Wyatt
Watkins, R. Bedford Watkins, and
Thomas Adams.
T. Wyatt Watkins, violinist,
received the Bachelor' of Music
Degree in violin performance from
Indiana University and the
Masters of Divinity from Christian
Theological Seminary. He is a
member of the Indianapolis
Chamber Orchestra and is minis-
ter at First Baptist Church of
Cumberland, near Indianapolis.
He assisted Danielle Hurt in her
Masters recital last spring.
Dr. Adams, flautist, will per-
form in. a, trio with, violinist
\'atkins arid his 'fatlfer, I.
-"Bedford, harpsichord.
The Ilse Newell Concert Series
is sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, a 501-(c) 3'


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educational incorporation in the
State of Florida. A $2.00 dcnnajion
is requested at the door for those
not holding season memberships.

Boys' II Men Car Wash

Boys' II Men club, along with
Philadelphia Primitive ;Baptist
Youth Department, will have a car
wash on Saturday, February :28th.
The car wash will be held at Auto
Value on the corner' of Williams
Avenue and Highway 98 beginning
at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Donations will be-accepted. Please
bring vehicles and help them out.


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Reeivesd G Sales Award
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Award. This award is given to
Realtor's who have achieved sales
between 5 10 million dollar .
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Franklin and South Gulf County
Receitorves association
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Beachivand has beer selling real
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House Fire
Victims In Need
of Assistance
The Lottie Jones family, of
Wewahitchka, recently lost every-
thing in a house fire. They need
household items, clothing, shoes,
etc. They need girl's size 2T, boy's
size 14-16 slim, young ladies size
7, and woman's size IX.
Donations can be dropped off.
at Rich's IGA in Wewahitchka. All
donations, be it monetary, gift cer-
tificates, or material items will be
appreciated.

Wewahitchka

Woman's Club
The FFWC Wewahitchka
Woman's Club met February 11th
at the Charles Whitehead Library
with 18 members present. Maureen
Mitchell, president, conducted the
business meeting.
Club members Evelyn Cox and
President Maureen Mitchell report-
ed attending the Washington Tour
Competition at the Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative with Jade
Gaskin as their representative.
Plans were made to attend the
arts and crafts festival at the
Marianna Woman's Club with Ruth
Hall, Carol Utsinger, Barbara
Shirley-Scott, and Tweeta Gaskin
to attend. Sue de Abrue will enter a
pen and ink drawing and hand
carved pottery, Carol Utsinger a
machine-done quilt, Jackie Huft a
hand-done quilt, and Tweeta
Gaskin a magnolia oil painting.
Vice-president, Myrtice Dean
distributed their new white T-
shirts with the club logo. Be sure to
look for them at the E.S.E. parties,
fundraisers and other events.
President Maureen Mitchell
will be traveling to Washington
State' and Myrtice Dean will be in
charge after she returns from her
mission trip to Africa.
Hostesses for the day were
Mary Pridgeon, Myrtice Dean and
\Sue de Abrue.


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Fresh Produce Hauled
By Our Trucks
3 to 4 Times A Week!
All Kinds of
Citrus Fresh Fruit Hauled from Florida
Mustards, Turnips, Collards
cleaned or uncleaned


Sweet Potatoes ....................29 Ib
Tomatoes ............................ 69o Ib
Cabbage ............................ 15 lb
Strawberries.................... $2.00 pt
Open 7 Days
All Kinds of Produce


Saturday, March 20th, beginning
at 7:00 a.m. in the City Hall park- ,
ing lot at 118 N. 14th Street.
This year the fire sale has a .
twist, it is a 20/20 flea market;
$20.00 reserves a space to sell .. '
items and 20 percent of the money .-
made-for the day is donated to the .
fire department.
For those who would rather i|,k r:
donate, as in years past, items will
become those sold by the fire
department.
Call Laura at 648-4790 to
reserve a space, arrange a drop VFW Ladies Auxiliar
off, or to have items picked up.
All proceeds got to the fire Valenhtine Par
department equipment fund. More .
ladders are needed. The fire The VFW ladies auxiliary hosted a Valentine party at Bay St..
Center on February 12th. Seated from left to right, King John
department thanks everyone for with his three queens, Marie Hatcher, Josie Cone and Kitty Hunt, i
their support. Burch with her King Raymond Rogers.



OPEN HOUSES

Saturday, February 28

11 am 4 p.m. EST


In last week's edition of the
Star, The Gulf County School
Board and FDLRS/PAEC
announced that they will be spon-
soring free child preschool screen-
ings. The correct dates are March
31st at Wewahitchka Elementary.
and April 1st at Port St. Joe
Elementary from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. both days.
For more information or to


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Joseph Care
McCullough
Queen Zoea


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schedule an appointment, call 639-
3610 for Wewahitchka or 229-1492
for Port St. Joe.


Check us out on K
the web at
StarFL.Com


Apalachicola 800 624-3964 N
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877-929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717


$679,000' 71P foliog
Seabreeze Bayfront Riverview Interior Sparks Bayfront
73 E. Carolina Street, Lanark Beach t' 206 West Third Street, Carrabelle 801 Hwy. 98 West, Eastpoint
Directions: from the Anchor office in Carrabelle traveling east on Hw v Directions: directly behind the Anchor office in Carrabelle. directions: travelling along Hwy. 98 in Easrpoint, house is located just
98 go 4.5 miles and turn right on E. Carolina Street in Lanark Beach. property is zoned C1 and includes two houses on five city\, of Eastpoint on bayside.
Brand new four bedroom, three bath bayfront home sith-ity
tiBrand new four bedrot. Community, three bath bayfront home sits. Excellent high visibility location. Develop this prop- his three bedroom, two bath home is approximately
ting on 55x162' lot. Community dck wthrt mmerciall or revert to R-4 and build condos or 1,300 sq. ft.; Inside this home are many amenities such
anld beach access r MLS#97052e o.ce .. 'Jiif iVe one rare large homestead in theheart 'as ceramic tile;upgraded kitchen, stainless steel fixtures
Call Anchor Carrabe ofe 850697-9000. t across th street from new city bo at ramp. and so much more. The house sits on a bay front lot hat
Owner will consider dividing property. MLS#98685. has a private white sand beach. MLS#98009.
Call Anchor Carrabelle Office at 850-697-9000. Michael Murphy at 404-550-2900.


Cool Breeze Gulf View Hidden Treasure Bayview Pine Cottage Historic N. Side
949 W. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island 305 Patton Street, St. George Island 112 Sixth Street, Apalachicola
From the St. George Island bridge continue straight ahead to dead en directions: cross bridge to St. George Island, and immediately take the directions: travelling along Hwy. 98in Apalachicola, turn north at the.
at Gulf Beach Drive. Turn right on to West Gulf Beach Drive. first right onto Bay Shore Drive. Continue on Bay Shore to the -h road \ omer ofHwy. 98 and 6th Street, house is on left.
Breeze is 1.4 miles on the right. n the right (Panon Street) turn right onto Patton Street. Hidden completely refurbished home with hardwood floors
This gorgeous Gulf view four bedroom, four and one- Treasure is the firs house on the right. throughout. Kitchen with breakfast bar has lots of count-
half bath house will sell itself. Includes heated dingrouind another home this nice at this price New er space and cabinets. Full size bathtub and a shower cor-
pool with spa, four master bedrooms, outside shower and tile, hd new pool rrigatin system, screened ner in the master bathroom, Central heating and cool-
fish cleaning station. MLS#96735 porch, sun deck, inside laundry, fish cleaning sink, stor- g, sprinkler system. M S#5904
fish cleaning station. MLS#96735. a14 t b t b 1 iLS#98194. ing, sprnkler system. MLS#5904# .
Angel or Jim Colagrossi at 899-3276 or 899-3277. ge room, threee bedroom two bath MLS#98194. John L. Miller at 850-899-4510.
Marie Adamson at 850-570-6615.


Sea Urchin Gulf front "~~ Pristine Bay Baytront
110 Sea Urchin Drive, Cape San Bias 4110 Cape San Bias Road, Cape San Bias
Directions: From downtown Apalachicola travel west on Highway Directions: From Port St. Joe travel east to C-30A (the "Scenic
98 7.8 miles to C-30A (theY). Go 12.4 miles to Cape San Bias Road j Route"). Veer right on C-30A (Cape San Bias Road). Travel 6.8
(C30E) and turn right. Travel 5 miles. House is on the left hand side miles to C-30E. Turn right on C-30E. Travel 6 miles. Watch for "BP
of the road across from the BP Station. station" on right. House is on right shortly after BP. Look for balloons.
Beach front home has three bedrooms and two baths, Beautiful new, three bedroom, three bath home, bonus
new roof and appliances. MLS#96891. "activity room."' No flood insurance required. Walkway
Jereme Neill at 653-5361. to the bay through beautiful nature area. MLS#95928.
Sammy Thompson at 850-527-9348.


Anchor flritd & oa-beac rtha
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Akers Home Interior
8113 Coquina Drive, St. Joe Beach
From Anchor office on St. Joe Beach: traveling towards Mexico Beach
(west) on Hwy 98, go 1.2 miles to Seashores Road. Turn right on
Seashores, go 2 blocks then turn right on Americus Avenue. Property is
2 blocks down on the corner of Americus Avenue and Coquina Drive.
Great gulf view three bedrooms & two bath home locat-
ed close to the beach with deeded beach assess. Features
tile throughout the home except the bedrooms are car-
pet. Home has two car garage and many
extras. MNLS#963"2.
David Wall at 850-227-4666.
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


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 St. Joe, on
Sunday, February 29th, at 7:00 p.m.


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

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


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

Free Grocerie
at Abe Springs
The Bread of Life Food Ministries
at Abe Springs Baptist Church will
be giving away groceries on
Saturday, February 28th, starting at
8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275. For more information,
call 674-4376 on Saturday morning
or call 674-5880 at night. Everyone
is welcome.


INOW See The Star On Line at www.StarFL.com

/ A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
) < 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
,'os Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. S
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children 8

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


t. ST. JOHN'S

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

The friendly place to worship!

^ i1First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
wfednesdair Prayer'and Bible Stutdy at 6:30 pim.i
Please note. alt times 'central!


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


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


County, FL



St. Lawrence
Hwvy. 71 North
Wewahitchka


Mass Schedule
Sunday 11.a.m. CST


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
SST. 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


S"THE EXC

^ "THE EXC


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
.21e- 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
CITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" >


"Vf,2'-,' "Serving the Changeless Christ...
To Change Hearts in a
Changing Community"
141J (kiu ": Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............ .........10:00 a.m
Sunday Morning Service........................A11:00 a.m
Sunday Evening Service............. ..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph)..................6:30 p.m
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.............7:00 p.m
80 1 20th Street Port St Joe 229-6 70,


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
i. Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
S'.-': 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


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


You're Among Friends at
OAK GROVE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
P 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
o, Small Group Ministries 5:00pm CrossTraining Youth 6:00pm '
in tol .,boi ;, Ladies Ministry- Tuesday 6:30pm
' Dynamic Praise and Worship Preaching the Pure Word


Church of Christ

at the Beaches

f A 314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
7 Sunday Bible Study............ I ..... .............. 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship........... 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study........ ........... ................7:00 pm EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



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


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


PortSt. Joe
Hwy. 98 ,
Apalachicola ... ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave..
7 *0 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:


582 Ling Street Hoihla'r c-,i
SPort St. Joe, Florj:. 45 3 5
(850)227-1506 .Suny School 9:45a.m.
... ... Morning Worship .11:00 a.m.
.. N O F R IL LS R." F '.i i,. ,- .It.l h. .l "I E ve nin g S e rv ic e 7 :0 0 p.m .
STING OCHUC 5 iscipleshlp Training '6:o p.m.
JUSTLETTINGG CHURCH HISWA Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
: '


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
S Constitution an'dMonument PortSt.Joe,
(850) 227-1724
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m, Director of Touth Ministries
n W rh 6 Heather Smith.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Director of Children's Ministrie
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
1 A. .llt .... ... .oo s


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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
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


COSTING & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
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


Woshp t heCurh f ou hoceths uda


Ir


We are
nCtlUENCe,


John 6: 35

SMatt 25:35


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

(Services & Cafe times to be announced)
Sunday Morning Message 2/29:
AM: The Passion of Forgiveness PM: A Faith That is Free
*IABC PowerPoint, By Pastor Bruce R. Duty
The Ocean's Shore.. .The ocean itself can be very deep. Humanity cannot fully
explore the vastness of the sea, nor the depths of its waters. But, in all of its great-
ness, the ocean still has a shore. There is a place where the water is shallow. People
play, swim, & walk along the shoreline. Actually, there is, much activity along-the
shoreline of an ocean.
Life, too, has its shores. Indeed, human life is beautiful to behold. It is diverse.
It is rich with dreams, ambitions, hopes, & promises. Yet, life still has its shores. Our,
shoreline is where most of our activity takes place. In order to v. in i life, it is imper-
ative that we remember our shorelines. I have big dreams & hopes, but I als-, have
everyday life to live &, to love. As a matter of fact I'm learning that God does not
give me the deeper things in life until I take care of the more shallow things in life.
I Cor 10:31 says, "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to
the glory of God?"' E.en iie 'nr.rmal -ings 'bf-life likE'6Aiting'.&drinltig are impor-
tant to God. Everd:iN iliin;s like talking,. Ii,. l-ternLr ,rkira, relng. & more can &
should be done for the glory of God. How we treat employers, employees, tan-ly,
& friends may seem shallow, but are important in God's economy.
Playing sports should be done for the glory of God. Our hobbies & habbiLt
should be for the glory of God. Taking time to rest & how we rest may seem shal-
low, but important. More often than not we are on the shoreline. Deeper d-thirngs will
come, & indeed should be sought after. It is exciting, adventurous & often rid.ky out
in the deep waters. Let's just make sure we are focused on the concerns of today,
before we try to tackle tomorrow.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe, FL 32456 229-8691
A community of Worship. Work, and Witness to the glory of God
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 6:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


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 rr, CST.
WEDNESDAY SERVICES:
Prime Time for Youth KIDS, Inc Prayer Meeting
(7th-12th Grade) (ist-6th Grade)
6:00 p.m. CST .600 p.m. CST 6: p.m. CST

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

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


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



Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: "For more
Sunday School 9:00 3 information:
Worship 10:00 '".. 227-1180
Small Groups 6:00 227-1180


www.graceeagles. org


Wednesday:
Night


Office
850-227-1417


chwiOel M,4


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Director of Music


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 Page 7B


Tyrone Hamilton
Tyrone Hamilton, 42, departed
this life on February 21st.
He leaves to mourn his pass-
ing, a daughter, Dalia Hamilton:
his mother, Ruby Farmer; his
father, Kylar ;lamilton; a grand-
mother, Pecola Smiley; brothers,
Gregory (Paulkie), Andrew, James,
Freddick, Collins, and Carlos; sis-
ters, Mary (Micheal), Loratta
(Watson), Sylvia (Harold), Valerie
(Ron), and Keesha; god-mother,
Vivian Patten; god-sisters, Bonita
Robinson, and Sonja Stuckey; and
a host of uncles, aunts, cousins,
other relatives, and many caring
friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at
11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, February
27, at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church with the Rev. Robert L.
Pierson officiating. Interment will
follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. He
will lie in state at the church on
Friday from 9:00 a.m. ET.until time
for the service.
Comforter Funeral Home is in
charge of all arrangements.

Q. M. Chavers, Sr.
Queinton Morris Shavers, Sr.
passed away Monday, February
16th, in Phenix City, AL. He was a
U.S. veteran of World War II and
retired from St. Joe Paper
Company after 39 years of service.
He is survived by his wife,
Clara Shavers, of Phenix City; chil-
dren, Jeanette Eddins and hus-
band James, Morris Shavers and,
wife Donna, Melanie Hinote and
husband Hal; mother of his chil-
dren, Emily Shavers; grandchil-
dren, Scott Hobbs, Mary Kate
Eddins, Amanda: Knowles, Bradley
Shavers, and Ethan Hinote; great
grandchildren, Sloan and Skylar
Hobbs, Tyler Gray and Shania
Knowles; brother Kenneth Shavers
and wife Beverly; stepchildren
Cathy Gallops and Patricia
Harrison; several step grandchil-
dren and step great grandchildren,


Chipping Lots
Coping Lots
Custom Designs


nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in
Phenix City on Thursday, February
19th. A memorial service was held
Sunday, February 22nd at the
Honeyville United Methodist
Church with David Taunton offici-
ating.

Spiritual Renewal at
Mexico Beach Methodist
Mexico Beach First United
Methodist Church will be holding
spiritual renewal services with
Brad McClain as guest speaker.
Mr. McClain is a well known
author and speaker as well as con-
ference evangelist for the Alabama,
West Florida Methodist Conference.
His uplifting style makes people
laugh and encourages them to be
all that God designed them to be.
Don't miss one of these services.
The services will be held on
Sunday, February 29th, at 8:00
a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. On Monday, March 1st,
at 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesday,
March 2nd, 6:00 p.m. All times are
CST. The, church is located at 111
N. 22nd Street, Mexico Beach.
Phone 648-8820 for further infor-
mation.

Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
On Wednesday, March 3rd, the
youth of Beach Baptist Chapel will
be sponsoring the dinner of turkey,
dressing, green beans, gravy, cran-
berry sauce, dessert and tea. The
youth are raising funds in order to
go to Aquire the Fire in Tampa.
This is a weekend filled with
Christian music and nationally
known speakers geared toward the
:teens.
A donation of $5.00 per plate is
appreciated. Dinners are served
from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. and orders
may be placed.. by calling the
church office at 647-5026. The
church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach.


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Family Support Worker

Accepting new PATIENTS daily

Accepting most insurance,

Walk-ins welcome




Call Patricia,

Family Support Worker

Let us know!

2475 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe

227-1276 Ext. 150



Ross Tucker 2003 Leading

Producer Qualifier Award


Ross E. Tucker, CLU,
Registered Health Underwriter and
owner of Tucker Life-Health
Insurance Agency, Inc., has
achieved the 2003 Leading Producer
Qualifier Award. This award is given
by the National Association of
Health Underwriters to the top pro-
ducers in the field of health insur-
Note of Thanks
The family of Queinton Shavers
would like to thank everyone for
remembering us during our recent
loss. Your cards, prayers, flowers,
and food were greatly appreciated. A
special thanks to Honeyville
Methodist Church and all who
helped with the memorial service.
Melanie and Hal Hinote,
Jeanette and James Eddins, Morris
and Donna Shavers, Emily Shavers


ance. Only a small percentage of
health insurance agents achieve
this prestigious award.
The agency specializes in pro-
viding group health benefits to busi-
nesses and organizations. Many
very small businesses and organiza-
tions are assisted by Tucker to
access not only high quality health
care, but also dental and life insur-
ance benefits. The agency has
served the area since 1984.
Tucker graduated from FSU in
1973 and has been an insurance
agent for 23 years. He is a RHU
(Registered Health Underwriter),
which denotes both educational and
field experience in health insurance
competency, and CLU (Chartered
Life Underwriter), which likewise
denotes both educational compe-
tency and field experience in life
underwriting.


Nautical Call today!

M O R T G A G E 648-LOAN
solutions...simple 5 6 2 6

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I CLL0- FO ORFE POET AUEAAYI!


Bobbie Edwards,
After Hours 850-22
Mobile 850-258-


. Se

Commercial building located in
r downtown Port St. 'Joe. .':,'Y
.i square feet wilt', :., .i- o-r' arid
' offices plus .add.,I,or, al' .i/are
Recently renovated. Priced to sell @
$250,000.


SAgent Roger Bradley, Broker/Owner Victor Ramos, Broker Associate, GRI
9-9325 Mobile: 850-227-4383 After Hours: 229-2749 After Hours 850-229-9353

Dawn Jones, Agent Clint Eason, Agent
After Hours 850-229-9139 After Hours 850-227-3453
Mobile 850-227-4111 Mobile 850-227-5251

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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 26, 2004


FCAT Night at


WHS Big Success


Parents and students were
invited to attend "FCAT Night at
Wewahitchka High School" on
Tuesday, February 17. The pro-
gram was prepared by mathemat-
ics teachers Micah Peak and Coy


QubilinuC


V Fabric


Adkins and was presented by Mrs.
Peak as a PowerPoint program on a
smart board. Thirty parents and
students attended the workshop
seeking information about the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment


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Port St. Joe Elementary School Peacebuilders of the week February 23-27--
Front row left to right: 1st grade, Cameron Alcorn; Kindergarten, Emma
Beightol; Pre-K, Lashavion McCloud Back raw left to right:. 5th grade,
Samantha Nicodemus; 3rd grade, Nathanial Maestri; 2nd grage, Makenna
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Spring pictures
on Monday, March


will be taken
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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
In cyo'liance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Eglin Ai,,Force Base adhnuridsthe availdbilityof a draft
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Lease of Lighthouse Complex at Cape Stn
Bias for public review and comment.

The Proposed Action.of Lease of Lighthouse Complex at Cape San Bias would be for Gulf County to lease
less than two acres of land in order to conduct a comprehensive rehabilitation for the Cape San Bias lighthouse and two
Keeper's Quarters. The leased area would operate as a historic district/museum. An 80 foot by 235 foot parking lot'
would be built on the leased area to accommodate buses, staff, and visitor parking.
Your comments on this draft EA are requested. Letters or other written or oral comments provided may be published in
the Final.EA. As required by law, comments will be addressed irt the Final EA and made available to the public. Any
personal information provided will be used only to identify your desire to make a statement during the public comment
period or to fulfill requests for copies of the final EA or associated documents. Private addresses will be compiled to
develop a mailing list for those requesting copies of the final EA. However, only the names and respective comments of
respondent individuals will be disclosed. Personal home addresses and phone numbers will not be published in the Final
EA.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact may be reviewed at the Gulf County Public
Library, 110 Library Road, Port St. Joe, Fla. Copies will be available for review from Feb. 27, 2004 through Mar. 12,
2004. Comments must be received by Mar. 15, 2004.
For more information or to comment on these proposed actions, contact:

Mr. Mike Spaits, AAC/EM-PAV, 501 De Leon Street, Suite 101, Eglin AFB, Florida 32542-5133 or email:
mike.spaits@eglin.af.mil. Tel:.(850) 882-2878; Fax: (850) 882-6284.


FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Wewahitchka is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to Six Hundred Fifty
Thousand Dollars ($650,000.00) these funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and
where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighbor-
hood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improve-
ment activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of
machinery and equipment construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial
buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may
be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income
persons.
In developing an application for submission to DCA, Gulf County must plan to minimize displacement
of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Gulf County is required to develop a
plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and community
development needs will be held at the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South Second Street,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, March 1, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. For infor-
mation concerning the public,hearing contact Mr. Don Minchew, City Manager, Telephone 850-639-
2605.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped per-
son requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Mr. Don
Minchew, City Manager (850) 639-2605 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
contact (850) 639-2605 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will
be provided. To access a Telecommunications Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 229-
6111. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Mr.
Don Minchew, City Manager (850) 639-2605 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.
Publish February 25, 2004


details to be sent home with your
child.
School will not be held March
19-26 due to spring break.
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Wednesday, March 31.
We are still collecting coins for
computers and general mills box
tops. Please send them to school.

Smoke SignalS:


Perhaps the most under-
served children in our educational
systems are those with high bodily-
kinesthetic intelligence. This is
particularly true in the cases of
children with weakness in verbal-'
linguistic ability who have been
labeled learning-disabled.
1However, we do see iii our cul-
ture that individuals with good
bodily-kinesthetic intelligence are
highly valued for their athletic abil-
ity. This can be a source of building
self-esteem even in the elementary
years.
The kinesthetic child actually
processes information, through
bodily sensations. A good.example
of this style is demonstrated by
learning to use the computer.
Perhaps you have noticed that your
hand seems to "know" what to do
with that mouse even when you are
not consciously thinking about it.
Theories of learning have long
emphasized the importance of inte-
gration of knowledge and skill by
the body. Learning to read, for
example, involves not only the,
development of visual and linguis-
tic ability but also follows a contin-
uum of gross-motor and fine-motor
development.
Kinesthetic children need to
move. It's what they do best. They
love to touch and talk. They learn
best by doing. They are adept at
activities that involve gross-motor
and fine-motor abilities such as
dance, sports, arts and crafts, the-
ater, fixing mechanical things, and
using the computer. Classrooms
using manipulative math materi-
als, drama, and other active modes
of teaching are the most appropri-
ate for these children.

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presented. The par-
ents were given test-
1- taking tips for stu-
B dents, websites to
refer to with practice
tests, and reference
!I IJ .sheets.
se Wewahitchka
High School has initi-
Sated several pro-
grams to improve
performance on the
S FCAT. Some of these
strategies include
diagnostic testing,
critical thinking
classes, reading
dents ---------- day, writing assign-
ments every six
ed....... .w weeks, and a reading-
"nc, aon coach grant. The
b-K Opportunity Center
Also provides tutor-
Wewahitchka High School instructor Micah Peak ing during school
gives 'a demonstration on taking the FCAT. after"FcAThlNight
Test, which is required of all stu- at Wewahitchkar, High" was well
dents.' Information concerning attended and the staff appreciates
content of the test in the areas of parents that will take the time to
writing, reading, mathematics, and get involved in the education of
science, along with scores needed their sons and daughters. They
to pass, the number of chances to plan to have three of these presen-
pass and requirements for gradua- stations each year and all parents
tion with a regular diploma, were and.students are invited.to attend.


PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public hearing will be held by the

Planning and Development Review

Board (PDRB) on Tuesday, March

9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., EST, in the

Board of County Commissioners'


at the Robert M.


Moore Administration Building,


1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.


Blvd.,


Port St. Joe, Florida. The work-

shop will be to discuss the follow-
ing:,



The proposed amendments to

the Gulf County Compre-

hensive Plan and conditions

for the Development Order

for the Windmark Beach

DRI.


The public is encouraged to attend


and be heard on these


matters.


Information prior to the meeting

can be viewed at the Planning and

Building Department at 1000 Cecil

G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 301.


Publish February 26 and March 4, 2004


meeting room


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Gypsy Wants to End Her Wandering Life
Currently available for adoption at the Humane Society are Gypsy,
'a nice young trail hound, approximately one year old (pictured); Ko Ko, a
female chocolate lab; Drive, an excellent black and tan coon hound;
Petey, a white, English bulldog pup; Rusty, a nice grow' lab, neutered',
and vaccinated and free; Duke, a grown brown/tan colored male, :nice;
Jake, a grown lab mix, already neutered, $7.00 adoptionr fee; Geordi, a
grown but young rottweiler mix; Nelly, a good looking bulldog mix, black
with white chest.
Jay Jay, a seven month old black and white male kitty, neutered;
Gator Bait, a black and white seven month old male kitty, already
neutered; and a large number of half grown kittens. Please come see!
For more information, contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 Page 9B


By: Brittany Crocker
Life is a routine. For high
school students, we wake up, drag
through the day, practice for our
sports or extr urricular activities,
go to work, come home, go to bed
and do it all over the next day.
Seniors have just about perfected
this process. We all complain and
procrastinate to find a way around
it. Yet with less than three months
until real life begins, I can't help
but feel a sense of nostalgia. I will
miss talking to my friends in the
halls, or doing second period's
homework during first. At the same
time, I can't wait to start a new rou-
tine in real life, the real world.
Until then, the news of high
school continues on. Seniors, Mr.
Lanford will ,)be here on Friday,
March 12th, from 8:00 to 11:00 to
deliver senior invitations. Also,
Seniors, if you have not picked up
your cap and gown photos, you


may see Mrs. Cumbie in the office.
If you do not know how much you
owe, check out the poster on the
tripods. There will be a Project
Graduation meeting February 24th
at 6:30 p.m. in the commons area
of the high school.
Friday, March 19th, from 7:00
to 9:00 p.m. there will be a talent
show at the Washington Recreation
Center. All applicants must audi-
tion for a spot. Auditions are by
reservations only. There will also be
a modeling segment included. More
details are available in the front
office.
Mrs. Clayton would like par-
ents to know that if they purchased
a baby advertisement for the
Monument yearbook, please send
your photographs and message.
The deadline is approaching. If you
have not purchased an ad and
would like to, space is still avail-
able.


Erica was the 2000 valedictori-
an from Port St. Joe High School.
She plans to attend Emory
University pursuing a medical
career. She is the daughter of Joy
and Ned Alles.





News Column
Faith Christian School


ERICA AILES
Ailes Is Florida
State Honors Grad
Erica Elizabeth Ailes graduated
with honors from Florida State
University in Tallahassee on
Saturday, December 13th. Erica
graduated with a Bachelor of
Science degree in psychology and
biology. She is a member of the
National Society, Phi Eta Sigma
National Honor Society, Inc., and
Psi Chi National Honor Society.


NOTICED! I


* School district budgets
Property auctions
Public hearings
Local tax changes


Find out about these and more in your local paper!

Stay Informed.
Read your public notices.
www.floridapublicnotices.com


Public Notice


Notice of Cmprehensive


Plan Amendment for the


City of Mexico Beach, FL



The City of Mexico Beach, FL Planning and


Zoning


Board


proposes


to amend


the


Comprehensive Plan.

A public hearing on the proposal will be held on

Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7 PM (CT), at the Mexico

Beach Civic Center located at 105 N 31 st Street,

Mexico Beach.


Copies


of the proposed amendments to the


Comprehensive Plan may be reviewed at City Hall,

118 N 14th Street, Mexico Beach, Mon.-Fri. 8AM

to 4:30 pm (CT), or copies of the proposed Plan

may be purchased at City Hall.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear

at the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-

ation of amendments to the City's Comprehensive

Plan.


City of Mexico Beach

(850) 648-5700


The spelldown of this year took
place, February 19th, when Faith
Christian hosted the 2004 Gulf
County Spelling Bee. Among the
five participants, Karisa Nelson
represented FCS. After five rounds,
the winner, Victoria Hightower, a
seventh grader from Wewahitchka
Middle School, withstood the first
runner up, Karisa Nelson, by
spelling the words, extinct and bliz-
zard. After the spelling bee, all par-
ticipants and guests were treated
to refreshments.
Spirit week will begin Monday,
March 1st, and end on Friday,
March 5th, with our annual field
day. There will be something excit-
ing going on each day. Read your
FCS newsletter for details.
The Bob Jones Drama Team
performed at chapel last week. The
three young men and three young
ladies from Bob Jones University
did an outstanding dramatic pres-
entation, entitled, "On the Edge,"
for our students. They also minis-
tered, through their .drama and
personal witness, to both FCS stu-
dents and faculty alike.
Let's remember our mission
focus for the remainder of the year:
the South American Mission (SAM)
Academy in Pucallpa, Peru; This
school is for missionary kids whose
parents serve with many different
mission agencies throughout the
Amazon Basin.
Progress reports went home
last Thursday. Please sign and
return them if you have not done
so.
The date of the annual spring
auction has been changed to
March 6th. Get ready for some
good eating followed by some enter-
taining and exciting action at the
auction. It will be held that evening
in the Senior Citizens Center. Mark
your calendar, now, to attend.
Please remember that it is time
to register your child for next year
at Faith Christian. If your child is
presently,-.a studentt at FCS,,'hri .,,,
important that you ,make your,
commitment for enrollment before'
March 19th. New students will be
registered beginning at that date.
Send in those Campbell's and
Prego labels, Vlassic lids, and Box
Tops for Education that you have
been collecting-or start nowl It's
an easy way to save for additional
playground equipment at no cost to
you.

NJROTC News
By: c/ENS Hillary VanZant
On, February 14th, the
NJROTC competed in the Annual
Lake Howell Field meet. The cadets
had Unarmed and Armed Basic
Drill, Academics and Athletics. The
unarmed had a total of 13 cadets,
and was commanded by c/ En's
Jenny Garth. Another drill team
was the armed basic drill team. It
also had a total of 13 cadets and
was commanded by c/ LTJG Kale
Guillot. In the academics event
there were 10 cadets testing their
knowledge on military issues and
events. The highest score was
scored by the Academic Drill
Commander, c/Senior Chief Jon
Gilbert. The final events were the
athletic competitions. The males
and females of the unit had to do
push-ups and sit-ups to cadence..
Also, some cadets did the 100
meter relay and the 400 meter
relay. All and all, our unit did great
and we will never forget the Lake
Howell experience.
Getting up at 5:00 in the morn-
ing is not as fun as it seems and
neither is getting to school early
and practicing for the meet. 'The
cadets finally got the weight lifted
off of them after the meet and went
to Universal Studios. Riding rides,
playing games, and stuffing them-
selves with amusement park food is
just what they needed. After spend-
ing the day in the park and having
fun, they went back to their hotel
and enjoyed a pizza night. After
four days and three nights in
Orlando, it was time to go home.
Also, thank you to their chaper-
ones for going with them on their
trip.
The unit would like to thank all
the supporters and contributors to
the Valentine's Day basket draw-
ing. This drawing helped fund their
trip. Congratulations to Roy and
Connie from VFW Post #10069 for
winning the Valentines basket
drawing.
ATTENTION! There will be a
booster club meeting on March
18th. Hope to see everyone there.
Simper Fi


Note of Thanks
The Port St Joe High School
NJROTC would like to thank all
who supported their Valentine's
Day drawing and the following mer-
chants for donating to this event:
Ard's, Beach to Bay, Eckerd's, Jolly
Mons at Gulf Sands, Duren's Piggly
Wiggly, Roy's, Tiffin's, Toucan's,
The Portside Trading Co., and Your
Alternative Salon.
Thank you for helping the
NJROTC raise $1,050. The funds
raised helped the unit travel to
Orlando and compete in an
NJROTC competition with over 20
other high school units. Thanks!


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Saturday, February 28th
8am 1pm
Next to PSJ City Hall

Something for everyone:
/ Furniture
/ Clothing
/ Toys
/ Appliances
/ Electronics
/ Household items

All proceeds will be donated to
the American Cancer Society


Make

THE STAR
Your Office Supply Source!
209 Reid Avc.o Port St. Joe
1 (850) 227-1278


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February 21, 2004

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


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


Monthly Tax Total


Rent
$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00


$5.14
$ 5.79
$ 6.37
$ 6.50


$110.00 $10.40


$ 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


Unit Monthly Tax
Size Rent
9.5 x8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05
10 x 20 $174.00 $11.31
12 x 16 $167.00 $10.86
11 x 18 $172.0,0 $1118


Total

$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


Note: There is a one time administration fee.of $10.00 Rent is due on the 1st
'-"of the month, delinquent after the 51h. Tenant supplies own lock: 'O'fi'
Sunrise to Sunset. Other times of entry by special permission only" ..


Notice of Requested Rezoning
Notice is hereby given that the City of Mexico Beach will hear
a request for rezoning of certain properties and small scale land
use change.
A public hearing on the rezoning request wil be held by the
Planning and Zoning Board on March 2, 2004 at the City of
Mexico Beach Civic Center located at 105 N 31st Street @ 6:00 pm
CT.
A second public meeting will be held by the City Council on
March 9, 2004 at the City of Mexico Beach Civic Center located at
105 N 31st Street @ 7:00 pm CT.
The request is to rezone lots# 103, 105, 107, of Unit #8, 36th
Street North. The request is to change the property zoning from
Residential Low Density to General Commercial for development
purposes.
All related documents may be reviewed at City Hall, 118 N
14th Street, Mexico Beach, Mon. Fri. 8am to 4:30pm CT. All
interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meetings to be
heard regarding the consideration .of amendments to the City's
land use, Comprehensive Plan, future land uses, and Ordinance
adoption.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
of Mexico Beach City Council with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, he or she may need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may neefl 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 February 26, 2004


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1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme,
one owner, 4 door, AT, -AC,
V6, low miles, mint. $3400.
960-4464. ltc2/26

1989 Toyota 4x4, V6, good
shape, runs good only 40k
mi., on new motor. $3600
call 639-6958. 2tp2/26
2000 Pontiac Grand Am, 4
door, AT, AC, low miles, one
owner, $5950. 960-4464.
ltc2/26

1997 Ford conversion van for
sale. Exc. cond., Call Dan or
Virginia days 229-6333.
21rp2 26

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, AT, AC, V6, excel-
lent condition. $4450. 960-
4464. ltc2/26
2001 Honda Civic LX, 5
speed, 37k miles, AM, FM,
CD, keyless entry, tint,
leather bra, .$10,500 obo.
850-227-2125. ltp2/26
1987 Toyota Celica, 2 door,
AT, AC, low miles, excellent
condition, clean, dep.-ndable.
$2200.960-4464.. lt-.:2.26
1998 Ford F-150 X-\4 step-
side shortbed. 137,50i-) mi.
Excellent cond. $9,575. Ph.
227-3610. 2tp2/26
2001 Toyota Echo. 4 door, 5
speed, AC,. CD, one owner,
50,000 miles. Mint condition,
must see! $5950. 960-4464. :
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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
2002 Nissan Frontier. 4 door,
bed cover, 30,000 miles, one
owner, 5 speed, V6, must
see. $13,900. 960-4464.
ltc2/26

1999 Chevy Suburban LT.
Leather, loaded! Tow pack-
age, extra clean. $7950. 960-
4464. ltc2/26
1996 Pontiac Grand Am four
door luxury car in perfect
condition. $5,900 obo 647-
2976. 2tp2/19
1985 Jeep CJ7, Hard top,
6cyl., 5 speed, AC, one
owner, 80k, $7950. 960-
4464. ltc2/26
1995 Jeep Wrangler, 5 speed,
AC, hard top, 70k, one
owner, $7950. 960-4464.
ltc2/26

1981 Chevy LUV. 72,000
original miles. $900 229-
6435.- 3tp2/12
2001 Ford Taurus. SES, 4
door, AT, AC, 60k, one owner,
$6250. 960-4464. Itc2/26
2000 Dodge Dakota, 5 speed,
AC, V6, 40k, one .owner,
$7850. 960-4464. ltc2/26

1989 Ford Crown Vic. Very
dependable car. Looks and
runs great. 639-6149.
$1,500 firm. tfc2/5
1999 Dodge Intrepid, AT, AC,
4 door, V6, one owner,
$3600. 960-4464. ltc2/26
1996 Ford F250; ext. cab,
4WD, excellent shape.
$9,500 call Phil 227-2112.
tfc2/5





10' aluminum jon boat, all
riveted w/floatation. See at
lot 19, El Governor RV Park,
Mexico Beach, $200.
ltp2/26

Boat for sale: 16' boat &
motor, & trailer, bay or river,
40 horse Johnson, tilt &
trim,- center console; brand
new steering. Boat $500 firm
and trailer.- 2/26

For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkifI 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

Sag, 'o/ Swt It


5 br. 2 story brick house. At
1007 Monument Ave., 'St.
Joe. For rent, first and last
payment and sec. dep. with
ref. Rent is $1,100 a month.
2 Ir, 25 by 25 upstairs. 2
bath. Phone 639-6407.
4tp2/26

Double-wide mobile home for
rent. 3 br/2ba as of March 3
at Angla Ast. $525. a month
& $525. dep. ltp2/26 .
For rent. 2 and 3 br. furn. 14
X70 mobile homes. CH&A.
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-
6495. 4tp2/26
Duplex apartment 2
garages, gas stoves and hot
water heaters. 1206-1208
Palm Blvd. 3tp2/26
Townhouse for rent, 2BR, 1
1/2 BA, LR, ktchn, garage,
balcony. Avail. March 15.
Call Virginia days- 229-
6333. 2tp2/26

191 Whipperwill Lane. Newly
remodeled 3BR/2BA
w/jacuzzi tub in master BR.
Unfurnished deck, 3 car
garage w/shop area. 225 ft.
on intercoastal canal
w/dock. House in nestled
among large oak trees on 4.
acres. $950 a month w/1
year lease, damage and secu-
rity deposit required. Call
(850) 647-9841. 4tc2/26
2BR/1BA trailer in
Highlandview 1752 Cobia
Ave. First and last month's
rent. Donna Raker 227-9363
2tp2/26

220 Selma Street, St. Joe
Beach. 3/2 double' wide,
deck, fenced yard, view of
gulf. $900/mo. Call 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

1BRhouse for rent 524 E 4th
St. $400 mo. ILrst and'securt-
ty. 227-3333. .' 2tp2/19
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
In Wewa RV and mobile
home lots for rent. $100/mo
inc. water and sewer. 639-
5721. 8tcl/29


For Sale Quality "Norwalk"
loveseat in excellent condi-
tion $300. Call 229-8641.
Itp2/26.

Kitchen table with glass, 8 ft.
ladder, walnut desk, golf
clubs, two sets, 20" TV, 5 pc.
kitchen table, refrigerator,
side by side. Phone 648-
4228. ltp2/26


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
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
Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, terinis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
tfcll/13

Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more'info. tfc2/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
barge 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
,laundry. rm., ch&a, -dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED.
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc2/5


110 S. 41st Street, Mexico


Reeves /
Furniture & Refinishing ..
234 Reid Ave.' 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds I-
Oreck Vacuums



;""M!',' Ready to
w__' Finish
".': : Furniture






Sofa w/2 built in recliners,
fold down center table and
storage drawer. Beach colors.,
$250 obo. 827-2516.
ltp2/26

Queen mattress and box
springs for sale by Sears. $80
229-6879. ltp2/26
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop,, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc2/5





Multifamily garage sale at
St. Joe Beach .Fire Dept.
Alabama St. & Court St. Sat.
28th 8:00-till, no early birds:
Hospital bed, holiday items,
Mikasa, Fenton, Hallmark,
Disney, Dept. 56, Vascar,
complete sets of china, Coke,
Llardro, odd bed linens, toys,
children clothes and of
course everybody's favorite
"Junk." Itp2/26
Garage sale Sat. 9 to 2.
Ladies, mens clothes, lots sz.
L mens sportshlrts, Dia.
tester & supplies, blood pres.
machine, camera, & misc.
1810 Marvin Ave. Rain can-
cels. No prior sales. ltp2/26
Moving & yard sale, Sat. Feb.
;28. 4 pc bp: set, microwave
stand, RCA color TV, nurses
scrubs, clothes, pots & pans,
toys & etc. 209 Louisiana
Dr., Mexico Beach. Rain or
shine. ltp2/26
Moving sale-521 7th St.,
Friday 4 pm thru Sunday 12
noon. ltp2/26
2 fam. yard sale. Sat., Feb.
28, 8 to 11 am. Adult & chil-
dren's clothes, household
items, etc. Mary Moo Moos
and Boyd's Bears. 508 Gulf
Aire Dr. ltp2/26
Moving sale-521 7th St.,
Friday 4 pm thru Sunday 12
noon. ltp2/26

Garage Sale: 28th of Feb. 7-
1. 104 Sundial Court St. Joe
Beach. Behind St. Joe Beach
Fire Dept. ltp2/26


Jolly Mon's now hiring we
need dependable hard work-
ing, cooks, dishwashers,
cashier and servers. Apply in
person at 8010 Hwy 98 West.
4tc2/26

Very dependable person
needed to transport two chil-
dren (one medically disabled)
from Wewa to Panama City at
6:30 am. Children's ages are
2 and 3. Please call 639-
3575. 2tp2/26
El Governor Motel now
accepting applications for
seasonal help. Have posi-
tions available in housekeep-
ing,.'front desk, bartenders,
giftshop, and grounds keep-
er. Pick up applications at
front desk. Apphcants will be
contacted for interviews.
1tc2/26

Housekeepers wanted The
Port Inn Hotel. Application
on property. NO CALLS!
ltc2/26

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. 8tp/15


Sales Position General
fishing experience needed,
drug free environment equal
opportunity employer, Must
be 21 to apply. Apply in per-
son at 212A Hwy 98 at half-
Hitch Tackle in Port St. Joe.
Beside A&E development.
4tc2/26
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

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


110 S. 41st Street, Mexico
Beach. Furniture, desk,
household Items, linens,
mattresses, toys, clothes,
hand tools, baskets, knitting
frames, art frames. Feb. 28
8-12 CT. ltc2/26





Gulf Public Transportation
is accepting applications for
a part-time driver position.
Hours vary depending upon
need. Must possess a valid
drivers license (Class D or
higher). Applicants must
pass a physical exam and
drug screening before hire..
Applications may be picked
up at our office at 303 Peters
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Closing date for
receiving applications will be
March 12th, 4:00 EST.
Please call 229-6550 for
more, information. Gulf
,Public Transportation is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
and maintains a Drug-Free
workplace. 2tc2/26
Now Hiring
Enthusiastic, Dedicated and
Team Oriented
Full-time PHYSICAL Therapist
and SPEECH Therapist
For Progressive and Growing
In-house Rehab Team
Part-time and
PRN also available
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center
Please call Shannen Hill at
(850) 229-8244 ext. 107
Fax Resume to (850) 229-1042
tfc2/26

OFFICE MANAGER needed
for financially stable home-
care agency. Full-time posi-
tion. Responsible for supervi-
sion of clerical staff and over-
sight of medical and payroll
data entry. Good communi-
cation, organization, and
analytical skills are neces-
sary Business classes or col-
lege degree desirable, butl not
requr ed. Please mail or fal'
resume to:
Maye Fuze, Administrator
NHC HomeCare
PO Box 146
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0146
FAX# 229-2725
2tc2/26

Retail/Office Assistant -
Position available immediate-
ly. Good people skills, at
least some computer experi-
ence. Join the Island Home
Treasures & Landscaping.
team by calling 850-670-
1488. fc2/26-
CDL Drivers/Operators -
John Arnold Land
Development Inc. Class A
CDL required/Experience
necessary. Clean Drivers
Record., Drug free workplace.
Call (850) 647-9841.
4tc2/26


PINE RIDGE APTS., CLOCKREPAR ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE.
( Ii.i C ickooClocks SALES & REPAIR
ARepair all major brands
125 Venus Dr., 648-5165 Home # 647-5113
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Work # 227-5112
(850) 227-7451


For Rent GULF SHORE
1,2&3 'STORAGE


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

229a6326

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




New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


bedroom apts.
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities

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







PLUSSMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \


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


* Residential oCustom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A & R Fence
Fencing and Conerete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


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


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



Bill Lynch

Auto Crushers

If you need your,
junk car moved

call Bill Lynch'

(850)227-1654
8tcl/29


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


ladioShack
Authorized Sales Center

BEACH

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

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkadkins@hotmail.c2jm


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 f ; gg ECO.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-647-4255


Terry Enterprise

Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
Business ,Licensed
& &
Residential Insured
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile


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


T oo s RESIDE




Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 850-227-6131
Ucihid A ImriB I(P C 3: *11u0M


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24. SL4 Ply
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momakwo.- f p Iy


Winter pool

covers are in,

order yours today!


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


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl *Wood j Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel F___ tli__ Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED |m ; 4 i I IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS! --- PAY TO CUT CORNERS
www.larryjoecolson.com
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


1 4


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.

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

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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


TRADES & SERVICES











THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2004 PAGE 11B


PUBLIC-NOTICES
^KTHE G i.F 1ONT CANVASSIN Rersnttvs atrne rest frt


Licensed Real Estate Agent
wanted Flexible hours,
aggressive commission scale,
pleasant work environment.
Call 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. 0. 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

Assistant Construction
Superintendent position
available Field skills
required $10 per hour.
Transportation available.
A&E Development 850-227-
9800. tfc2/26

Construction Laborers
wanted $6.50 per hour and
up. Drivers license required.
CDL a plus. Drug Free
Workplace. Please call 850-
653-5245. A&E Development
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

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 MNfg 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 T"e.idu'strial] n-Lg expe-,
rience desired Starur,gpav
iis $13 12 per iour"'Qu Ji.Ied
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


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 Calll 2tp2/12

DON'T JUST GO TO WORK!
Start Building A Careerlll
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. VMS 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 -
advancement a must. Call
850-722-6368. Leave a me-
sage. We will return calls
between 6-9 pm. 8tpl/15

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the follow-
ing positions:-
(3) Baylor weekend CNA's
(3) 3-11 CNA's
Fulltime 11-7 Mon.-Fri
Nurse (RN & LPN)
11-7 CNA's
Dietary Aides
Housekeeping/Laundry
Aides
Apply in person to:
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8244
tfcl/15

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

Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital docl2 Xerox and
AGFA iRIP 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


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






Daughters birthday present.
A box containing large size
Barbie Jeep along Rt. 98
between St. Joe & Apalach. If
found, please call 670-4806.
lt2/26





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





Free tame lop eared bunny
needs a good home. Will sell
all equipment and supplies
needed for $20. 647-5998.
ltp2/26






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


REAL


House for sale. 4 br/3 ba.
902 10th St. 227-1296.
tfc2/26

Overstreet lot. 183 Hardy St.
Approx. 2.2 acres. Mobile
homes OK. Near intercoastal
waterway. $54,900. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 527-2560 or
(800) 239-4959. tfc2/26

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

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

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

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


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Turns To SOLDI!!


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Free Home Inspection Included
Why Pay More?
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Gulf front lot, Cape San Blas,
50 foot frontage, .4 acres
$495,000. 229-246-0500.
3tp2/12

House in Wewahitchka on 2
lots. 436 N. Hwy 71. $85,000
for all or will divide. Call
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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
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Date: March 9, 2004
Place: Gulf County School
Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 I
The entire text of the proposed rules
can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
,n1:, r 1, ,, ....:.1 F.oad, Port
.: -,u.l -Ir,. .1-r which the
-.p :.r .: i:.ei vri the law
being implemented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Temple Watson, Director of Support
Services and approved for considera-
tion by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendmernts: See above
Publish: Feb. 19 & 26, 2004

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
AND PUBLIC PRE-ELECTION TEST
OF VOTE
TABULATING EQUIPMENT


THE GULF COUNTY CANVASSING
BOARD WILL CONVENE AT THE
OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR OF ELEC-
TIONS, ROOM 122, GULF COUNTY
COURT HOUSE, 1000 CECIL G.
COSTIN SR BLVD., PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA AT 10:00 A.M. ON THURS-
DAY, MARCH 4, 2004. THE BOARD IS
CONVENING FOR THE PRE-ELEC-
TION TESTING OF THE TABULATING
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED IN THE
MARCH 9, 2004 PRESIDENTIAL PREF-
ERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUB-
LIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SUN-
SHINE LAW OF FLORIDA.
NOTE: SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA
STATUTES, STATES THAT IF A PER-
SON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECI-
SION BY A BOARD, AGENCY, OR
COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO A
MATTER CONSIDERED AT A PUBLIC
MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND THAT FOR SUCH
PURPOSE. HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY
AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS BASED.
LINDA GRIFFIN
GULF COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS
Publish: February 26, 2004

PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
GULF COUNTY
CANVASSING BOARD
THE GULF COUNTY CANVASSING
BOARD WILL MEET AT 5:00 P.M. ET.
ON MARCH 9, 2004, AT THE OFFICE
OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS,
GULF COUNTY COURT HOUSE,
ROOM 122,-1000 CECILG. COSTIN
SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUB-
LIC. THE CANVASSING COMMITTEE
WILL MEET TO CANVASS THE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE PRES-
IDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
ELECTION, TO RECEIVE QUERIES
FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS, AND CANVASS
ALL RETURNS AS NECESSARY,
ABSENTEE BALLOTS RECEIVED
PRIOR TO MARCH 9, 2004 FOR THE
MARCH PRIMARY WILL BE AVAIL-.
ABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION
FROM 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M., ET
ON MARCH 9, 2004 AT THE OFFICE
OF THE GULF COUNTY SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS. AFTER THAT TIME,
THOSE BALLOTS WILL BE
PROCESSED AND TABULATED. THE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS RECEIVED
AFTER 5:00 P.M. ET MAY BE EXAM-
INED FROM 5:00 P.M. UNTIL 7:00 P.M.
ET. NO TOTALS WILL BE PULLED
UNTIL AFTER 7:00 P.M. E.T. THE CAN-
VASSING BOARD MAY NEED TO
RECONVENE DURING THE WEEK OF
MARCH 9, 2004. THE MEETING WILL
BE AT THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERVI-
SOR OF ELECTIONS. THE DATE AND
TIME WILL BE POSTED AT THE
OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS AND ANNOUNCED AT
THE CONCLUSION OF THE MARCH
9TH MEETING. NOTE: SECTION
286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES,
STATES THAT IF A PERSON DECIDES
TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY A
BOARD, AGENCY OR COMMISSION
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT A MEETING OR.
-HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE
OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS IS MADE. WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY
AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
LINDA GRIFFIN
GULF COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTION
Publish: February 26 & Mar. 4, 2004

PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA,
-N-R E:ESTATE-.OF .
BOBBY LEE ADAMS
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 04-13-PR
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
County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number Q4-13-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 arid
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 GoodWood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Bobby Lee Adams, Jr.
1501 Kentucky Avenue
LTnr, Ha.en FL 324-1.
Pubhlih Fet. r, 1 ,._' 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 RATE HARVEY AND
SCOTT HARVEY
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be 'living; and if
r.-e he -h F, r.. dead rhe ukr.ti.wnT
dle d ien ar, .ho rri be ip.-use hetrs
de se. e_ rari.r ; s i -i.nu., Ilern,.rr
cridtt.,r.r E [nj^.e_, axjia all parties
ctiimirj ,g-! rit-Elr _:[ b, thr-uoi rJ under
,-.r .e .rusi- Lr, e ..r i\hc, aje n'.
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having orh 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 FLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 AT PAGE 33 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
has been fiMed 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
Published February 19 & 26, 20b4


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PPublish: FebIar 26, C200


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 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.'
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
4858'20" 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 N6431'29"W of, the
Point of Beginning; thence departing


the centerline of said creek, go
S6431'29"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-
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
N8938'17"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*39'08'W 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 along the arc of a
curve to the left through a central angle
of 63*31'20" for an are length of 354.59
feet (Chord bearing S0629'22'W for a
distance of 336.70 feet) to a point of
tangency; thence go S25*16'18"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 27723'49" Toran arc
length of 242.07 feet (Chord bearing
S64'43'28"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 9022'22" for an arc distance
of 38.83 feet (Chord bearing
N7027'29"W for. a distance of 34.93
feet) to a point of tangency: thence go
S64*21'20'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 6f
2610'00" for an arc length of 162.455
feet (Chord bearing S7726'20'W for a
distance of 161.05 feet) to a point of
tangency; thence go N8928'40'W for a


distance of 50.00 feet; thence to
NOO31'20"W for a distance of 66.00
feet: thence go S8928'40"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 2610'00" seconds for an arc
length of 132.31 feet (Chord bearing
N77026'20"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
4858'20" for an arc length of 21.37
feet (Chord bearing N39'52'03"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 5332'57" for an arc length of
360.60 feet (Chord bearing
N16926'24"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 NOO30'54"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 decedent and other


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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 court 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 received until Friday,
February 27, 2004 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd..
Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
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 allbids. ,
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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION


W CASE NO: 2003-418-CA
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM
FLORIDA, INC. F/K/A NORWEST
FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JOHN DANIELS, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
JOHN DANIELS; NELLIE V. DANIELS,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST NELLIE V. DANIELS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Feb. 18th, 2004
entered in Civil Case No. 2003-418-CA
of the Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for GULF
County, Port St. Joe, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and bestbidder for cash
in the Front lobby at the GULF County
Courthouse located at 1000 5th Street
in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
EST on the 11th day of, March, 2004
the following described property as set
forth, in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
BEGIN 144 YARDS NORTH OF
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER' OF NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWN-
SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST;
THENCE RUN NORTH 144 YARDS,
EAST 72 YARDS, SOUTH 144 YARDS,
WEST 72 YARDS TO POINT OF
BEGINNING. LESS & EXCEPT; BEGIN
AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION
29, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9
WEST; THENCE RN NORTH 4.50
CHAINS; THENCE RUN WEST 17
YARDS; THENCE RUN NORTH 70
YARDS: THENCE RUN WEST 70
YARDS; THENCE SOUTH 70 YARDS
TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOMES)
LOCATED THEREON
Dated this 19th day of February, 2004.
/s/Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Publish: February 26 & March 4, 2004


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PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid No. 04-03 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 5:00 pm eastern
standard time, March 16, 2004, for
maintaining grass cutting, weed eating,
and litter control of specified designat-
ed areas within the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, beginning March 25, 2004 till
October 1, 2004, no less than once bi-
weekly 'for each designated area.
Questions pertaining to this bid can be
directed to Superintendent-T. McDaniel
at City Warehouse 1002 Tenth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida or by calling (850)
229-8248.
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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 during the regular public meeting
of the Board of City Commissioners on
March 17, 2004, at 6:00 pm eastern
standard time in the Commission
Chambers, City Hall, 305 Cecil .Costin
Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida;
/s/ Pauline Perdarvis, City Clerk
Publish: Feb. 26 & March 4, 2004'

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES ALBERT WILLIAMS
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 04-07-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES ALBERT WILLIAMS, deceased,
whose date of death was December 11,
2003, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, File Number 04-07-PR: the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., PortSt. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decendent 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 dependent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this CourtOWITHIN
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 26, 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 Representative:
Connie Williams
7123 Ganley Road
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish: Feb. 26 & Mar. 4, 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 Court, 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:
Is/ 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

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MINUTES

GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

JANUARY 13, 2004
CONTINUED
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL MINOR
PLAT SUMMER HAVEN SUBDIVI-
SION
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a
public hearing to consider final plat
approval of the Summer Haven subdi-
vision minor plat1(Parcel I.D. #03185-
026R / S20, T9S, R10W / 1.77 Acres /
3-Units) for Hethl Galloway, Attorney
McFarland read the public notice.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve this final plat. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
INVOICE LAKE GROVE ROAD
BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT (BID
#0102-38)
Upon recommendation. by Chief
Administrator, Butler, Commissioner
Peters motioned to pay Invoice #5
(final) from McCormick Contracting
Company, in the amount of
$67,461.72, for the Lake Grove Road
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REJECT BID #0304-18 / FINANCING
-W.C.F.D.
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commissioner
Fox motioned to reject the bids
received for financing of the White City
Fire Department fire truck equipment
(#0304-18), arid to advertise for financ-
ing of the.new fire truck ($164,275.00).
Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
COUNTY RADIO TOWER SPACE /
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to 'allow the City of
Port St. Joe to place a communications
antenna on the County's radio tower
(to enhance the City's radio capabili-
ties). Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimous-
ly.
COUNTY ROAD 5 / LUKE FORD
ROAD / CONWAY DRIVE
Upon request by Chief Administrator
Butler, David Kennedy (of Preble-RIsh.
Inc.) appeared before the Board to pre-
sent and discuss the results of the core
tests performed on C. R. 5, Luke Ford
Road, and Conway Drive. He stated
that if the tests revealed poor sub-base
material, the Contractor would not be
responsible, but C. W. Roberts
Contracting has agreed to repair any
areas which re, .ara L-.upr.:..- .-, a"M-r
of the base lr.', rnn.r c .:,: i._n
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Contracting to inspect these roads, and
he will report back to the Board.
Minutes Continued 3/4/04


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