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ill Testing Plan Ok'd
Environmental Testing Should Start Within Two Weeks-Smallwood
Clay Smallwood, president of
St. Joe Timberland and local St.
Joe Company/Arvida spokesper-
son, reported to the Gulf County
'Commission Tuesday evening
that environmental testing of the
mill site should get underway
within two weeks.
Smurfit-Stone Container and
the St. Joe Company have part-
nered to begin environmental
testing at the old mill site. As pre-
viously reported in The Star,
Smurfit-Stone and St. Joe
Company asked the Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) to allow them, the property
owners, to initiate environmental
site testing rather than the area
possibly being declared a haz-
ardous waste clean-up site and
placed on an environmental'
superfund type list.
It has also been reported that
the actual testing will be done by
independent environmental con-
sultant teams approved by DEP-
who will also oversee the testing
procedures. The property owners'
role in the process is to pay for,
the testing and submit a plan for.
the testing procedures that is
accepted by DEP.
Smallwood reported to the
county commission that the plan
has been finalized and should be
fully processed within the next
few days. He further \stated that
DEP and the, consultants should
be on site and conducting tests
within two weeks.
Smallwood estimated it would
take approximately six months for
the testing to be completed and
test data would be made public.
At that time, the two companies
will work with DEP to draw up a
plan for reclamation of the site. if
Highland View Water
Smallwood also brought good
news for the Highland View water
system. The Highland View water
tank is in need of maintenance
and improvements in order to
adequately furnish existing water
supply and meet further needs.
St. Joe Company/Arvida is in
the midst of releasing 110 lots of
property to be sold in their new
WindMark Beach subdivision and
desires to hook up to the county's
water system which extends from
(See COUNTY on Page 3A)
Public Park Meeting Set
State Park Concerns Will Be Discussed On Sept. 20
Members of a local state park
advisory board met with state and
federal regulators of the T. H.
Stone Memorial State Park last
week to finalize details in prepara-
tions for a public workshop.
Several issues have fueled
local concerns about policy and
management at the park. The
local advisory group and park offi-
cials have ,held separate work-
shop sessions in an effort to air
the public's concerns and hope-
fully hash, out acceptable reme-
dies t.,the,aprior to the, puce.....,
Gas Leak Evacuates
PSJ Middle School
Students at Port St. Joe
Middle School spent much of
Tuesday morning outside the
school after evacuating to the
grounds following an accidental
According to Port St. Joe Fire
Chief John Ford, a switch control-
lihg a gas valve in the chemistry
lab accidentally was turned on.
The leak resulted in natural gas
filling the area.
Middle school students were
evacuated while fire department
personnel used'fans to vent the
interior of the school/lab area.
The leak was discovered at
approximately 8:00 a.m. Tuesday
morning. After classrooms were
vented, students returned to their
regular classes at approximately
"See You At The
Each September throughout
the nation, middle school and
high school students gather
around their campus' flagpole and
take time, to pray for pressing
issues in their school, around
their area and in the nation. The
students will include prayers for
their classmates, teachers, and
families in this national day of
This year the student-orga-
nized and -led rally will. start at
7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September
18th at Port St. Joe High School.
This is the 11th year for this activ-
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church will host a youth rally on
Monday, September 17th at 6
p.m. with praise, worship, food
and fun for all the students.
An adult prayer march has
been organized at all the schools
Monday, September 17th to start
at 7 p.m. Campus Prayer
Journey's purpose is to pray for
the salvation, safety and spiritual
growth of the students, teachers,
and school staff.
Everyone is invited to come
and participate in these commu-
nity services. For more informa-
tion, contact any local church, or
visit the See You At The Pole web-
site at www.studentz.com/prayer.
Gail Carmondy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, outlines the
visitors restriction zone on the chalkboard.
meeting scheduled for Thursday,
September 20th, at 7:00 .p.m.,
EDT. The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Senior Citizens-
Center located along the northern
boundary of .the Gulf County
The good news for most users
of the. park is that most local
concerns appear to have been
worked out during three mini
workshops between park authori-
ties and the advisory committee.
Five basic areas of concern
1) shoreline access to the
wilderness preserve located along
the end of the park;
2) interior access to the
3) monitoring visitor use and
4) public information/educa-
5) commercial access to the
Can folks continue to access
the tip of the park by boat (most-
ly done in the area around Shark
The basic answer to this
question is "yes." But. there are
several: restrictions, rules, and
regulations that must be adhered
First. one needs to know that
the end portion of the park
(approximately 65% or 1,000
acres) has been designated a
wilderness preserve and there-
fore, its use is strictly, regulated,
not only by the state but by feder-
al fish and wildlife.
Wilderness preserves have
limitations on the number of visi-
tors that can enter per day-60
currently at the park, with a pro-
posal to raise the number to 125
per day as recommended by
workshop facilitator Albert
Gregory (Office of Park Planning,
Department of Environmental
The local committee-consist-
ing of Gulf CounityI.'TC Director
Paula Pickett, Frank D. May,
William J. Rish, Jr., Bill Koran,
Jim Norton, and County
Commissioner Jerry Barnes-was
seeking a "common sense"
approach to some of the regulato-
ry issues within the preserve and
did reach common grounds of
agreement with the park repre-
Park Committee members Dusty May, Jay Rish, and Paula Pickett.
Boats and their passengers
can access the shoreline areas of
tie point (end of the peninsula)
without paying a park access fee
or having to register at the park
providing they follow a prescribed
set of guidelines.
*All shoreline visitors must
stay between the vegetation line
and the beach or outside bird
nesting areas marked/posted
between the area one-quarter mile
(as the crow flies) inside the point
(bayside),extending around the tip
,. 1f the point and three-quarters'of
.a .nile gulfsfde along the shore.
Shoreline visitors beyond the
area outlined above must stay
within 25 feet of the water line or
the vegetation line, whichever is
closest to the water. They must
also be aware that bird or turtle
nesting areas could also preempt
usage in some of these areas
especially on the bayside where
there is little beach area.
*All users need to also know
that free roaming dogs can dis-
rupt and destroy nesting, areas
and are therefore restricted from'
Flags across the nation fly at half mast.
"Faceless Cwards Strike
Americans Tuesday Morning
The -nation was stunned by
the actions of terrorists Tuesday
morning as the World Trade
Center and Pentagon were
attacked using commercial air-
lines loaded with passengers as
missiles of destruction.
As the day went on, the hor-
ror of these acis of violence was
magnified by stark realities as
millions of viewers worldwide
watched both World Trade Center
towers crumble to the ground and
the Pentagon building bumi. As of
press time at The Star, there were
still not firm numbers available to
report how many lost their lives
during this tragedy.
Park Manager Anne Harvey
points to prime bird nesting
areas on the peninsula.
Interior Access To Preierve
*Interior access by boat is
permissible, but visitors must use
one of three landing areas
(marked on map), register with
park officials, and pay. a park
*125 people will be able to
enter the area during the course
of a day. They can (1) register at
the gate and pay for entry, (2) call
and register as well as pay via
credit card, or (3) purchase an
annual pass and call for registra-
tion in to the area.
Education is going to be a key
to understanding the use of these
areas and will be done through
various brochures and signage
conveniently located for boaters,
both at popular launch areas,
marinas, convenience stores,
realtors, and, of course, the park
There will be no commercial
access to the wilderness area, but
(See PARK on Page 9A)
Tuesday evening representa-
tives of churches from throughout
the community gathered at Long
Avenue Baptist Church for a
community-wide prayer service.
Services were also held at other
area worship centers in the area.
Most all local churches also
focused their regular Wednesday
evening services on special prayer
vigils for those impacted by
Gulf County commissioners
opened and closed their regular
meeting Tuesday evening with
prayer for the victims, .their fami-
lies, rescue workers, and the
County and School Board
Hold 1st Budget Hearings
Both the Gulf County
Commission and Gulf County
School' Board held their first pub-
lic budget hearings this week.
When all was said and done, both
boards had tentatively approved
their millage rates and budgets at
the proposed rates.
The county's proposed mill-
age rate of 6.5750 is slightly less
than last year's rate of 6.6248. Yet
because the board had a net
increase of just under
$118,000,000 (million) in
appraised property value their
slight reduction in millage equals
a tax increase of 11.56%.
Several people were present
to protest the increase, but the
board ultimately said they felt the
increases were justified and
unanimously accepted the tenta-
tive rates and budgets.
Bob King, Jim McKenzie, Curt
Lowe, and Trish Petrie reasoned
and pleaded with the board to
lower millage rates.
Sandra Chafin, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, also
requested the board to reconsider
cuts made to the chamber's bud-
get. Their budget was lowered
from $30,000 to $15,000 (one-
half) in the proposed budget. The
request was not considered by the
Big ticket areas of increase
were led by the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office which asked for
and received a major increase in
salaries for deputies. Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen
explained to the board that start-
ing corrections officers make
.$3,000 more per year on the entry
level than Gulf County Sheriffs
Office deputies. He requested and
received funds to help bring those
salaries more in line with correc-
(See BUDGETS on Page 9A)
C ?Aa3 1
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
EDITORIAL COMMENTARY -4 .W ..4 by Kesley Colbert
WRITTEN BYT I Sa h O L t E y ..
S WILLIE RAMSEY EDITOR In Search Of Little Egypt
Finest Place On Earth
... Warts And All
How many of us remember the tune to "Harper Valley
P.T.A."? In- 1968, Jeanie C. Riley went right to the public
school board meeting to try and right the wrong that folks had
labeled her with.
After spending the better part of my life in the newspaper
business, I can't even begin to tell you the number of rumors
we've had to chase down here at The Star. That's okay. In fact,
that's a good portion of our job. I suppose we're responsible
for trying to decipher what's true or false and report it.
One of the things that has been most interesting to me, as
I've explored some mighty tall tales over the years is the num-
ber of times when folks are exposed to the truth, they don't
believe.it. Oft times the truth is not as exciting, devious, fla-
vorful, shady, perverted,. or maybe just plain believable as the
gossip or rumors that are being spread. Sometimes folks
would just rather believe a lie than the truth just because it
makes a better story.
It happens in our churches, our schools, our businesses-
every place where more than one is gathered the potential for
taking a skin of the truth and spinning it into something that
doesn't resemble the facts is taking place.
How do we deal with these stories? Probably the best and
quickest way to get to the bottom line is to make the messen-
ger accountable for his/her message.
Ask these questions-Who told you this? Do you mind if I
say you told me so? Let's go ask (the person who the
story is about) if this really happened?
Generally speaking, questions like. these will cut through
the chaff pretty quickly.
Now I've received more than one criticism for the front
page article that appeared in The Star last week concerning
untrue rumors told on Gulf County Sheriff Frank. McKeithen.
I agree with those folks who think it somewhat tasteless for
this article to be smeared right on the front page of the paper
for everyone to see. I think it is embarrassing for others to see
and read about how gossip has spread throughout our com-
munity like wildfire. And, it's even more embarrassing to dis-
cover that many folks believe 'such unbelievable stories.
It was kind of ironic to see on one of the local news sta-
tions, the day before last week's paper was published, a.fea-
ture story about a nationwide gossip epidemic- and the: form-
ing of an anti-gossip organization to combat the storytellers.
Gulf County is one of,'if not the finest, places onrt0l''face
of God's earth to live. But, ignoring our problems will not
make them go away. The good people of our community need
to know just how far out of control some of these stories have
I stand by the story and its,placement in the paper. I also
have faith in the goodness of the vast majority of the folks in
our community and feel they will help combat this cancer that
is not only spreading in our area, but across the nation.
Congratulations, Gulf County Shipbuilding
Congratulations to John Dixon and staff at Gulf County
The Nekton Rorqual is sitting high on the water and is with-
in days of being activated as the second dive cruise ship in the
We especially extend heartfelt thanks to owner John Dixon
for staying the course during his efforts to bring this. company
to Gulf County. Approximately 40 employees are putting the
finishing touches on the vessel at this writing.
Congratulations on your list of what this area hopes will' be
many SWATH design boats to come.
a trip t(
You get a little older. Your chil- dred zi
dren get a little older. :Your light b
thoughts drift at times to how booth,
"things" turned out. You peruse show.
your parental efforts. You tried to explain
raise them as best you could. Did ridicule
you give them all they needed? coat a
Would you have done a few things straw
differently? Is there anything you Hurrree
left out? You
I can not remember takfig my pwouldh
boys to a county fair. pationi
Surely I couldn't have omitted Nintenc
such a necessary and important Indiana
event in .any child's upbringing! and the
How will they adjust later in life The
having been deprived of a walk compre
down, the midway, "a spin on the we hear
Ferris Wheel, and a quizzical stare in Jac
at Little Egypt's Dance of the away! f
Seven Veils tent? a montl
I bet neither of my sons has We'
The Star-Spanled Banner
en a five-legged cow!
hard to tell someone about
o the fair. You can't verbally
te the hot dog smell-tinted
popcorn, sawdust, sweat.
I apples and cotton candy.
can not adequately describe
rora flashing off of ten hun-
illion red, white and blue
bulbs that outline every
ride, walkway and tent
And how do you possibly
the tall skinny guy in the
ous red and white striped
hat yelling, "Hurrreey!
know what they really
't understand? The antici-
They grew up with tv sets,
bo games, Star Wars and
a Jones. They want action-
:y want it right nowl
ere ain't no way they could
hend, our excitement when
rd the fair was playing over
ksqn. Just two counties
hat meant it was less than
h away from us --
d get a couple of those
small glass bowls that came in the
Quaker Oats boxes and sit them
on the porch railing. We'd back up
the obligatory three paces and go
to practicing tossing dimes Into
'em. You could win teddy bears,
stuffed monkeys, giant balloons,
all sorts of things-if you had a
good eye, a steady hand, and a lit-
tle luck .
About a week before the fair
opened we'd throw some burnt oil
on one of our "two gallon size" pigs
and go to chasing it around the
corral. Listen, the lucky soul that
caught a greased pig each night
won a free pass to every ride in the
. .We'd take a sledge hammer
and try to drive a stump all the
way to Chinah with one swing. We
hadn't been able to ring that bell in
all the years before ... But we
were going to do it this year!!
We didn't just:go to the county
fair. We practiced up so we'd be
"sure fired ready" when we got
there ..... .
I feel like I've let my boys
down. They'll never know the
excitement of crawling into the-old
family car with expectations run-
nmng rampant! We're going to fill. Up
the trunk with teddy bears and
ceramic Indians . We're going
to ride every ride .... We're going
to eat hot dogs. ice cream bars,
candied apples and funnel cakes .
. We're going to sneak into, the
back of Little Egypt's tent .'
'Course, best I remember,; the
big guy with the! cigar at the tfoss-
'a -dime-in-the-dish-booth mostly
raked my money into his nail
apron bank and encouraged me to
try again, "Youuu werrrre soooo
close on that last throw I believe
youuu've got it now! One small
quarter buys, youuu three ,more
dimes. You make five cents before
your first throw Step right up. I'll
even let you lean over the line,....
It looked so simple. ,Leon
allowed as how they had extra
hard bowls and the dime couldn't
help but bounce out. ,.
I, remember the year David
Mark had the greased pig 'by a
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
With Friends Like Mine, I Needn't Have A Green "Gral
I WAS WATCHING THE
evening news Tuesday night-
sandwiched in between the record
commercials--when the tele-
phone began to ring. The portable
phone on the table beside me
started ringing and the wired in
phone began tolling, "You- have a.
telephone call, you have a tele-
phone ca.. .."I
I picked up the portable
phone and said, "Hello."
"Wesley, this is John Rich
a voice answered.
"Are you busy?" he asked.
I replied I was working on
doing nothing and had it about
"Come on over and I'll let you
graze under my muscadine bush-
es," he said. "They're just falling
off the bushes and you can come
get you some, if you want to."
I wanted to, but I told John I
couldn't get around very well on
uneven ground, so I was hesitant
to take advantage of his generous
John came right back at me
and said, "I'll help you .pick you
some to eat!"
Well, by the time I got up and
drove the few blocks around to
John's house, he had picked a
half gallon bucket full of the deli-
cious bronze, plump, sweet mus-
cadines. They were that plentiful
on his vines.
AND, WHAT VINES! John
had .three long rows of vines; two
of them were loaded down with
muscadines and the third was a
row of young vines, just coming
In a couple of seasons, John
will be able to supply Smuckers
with enough grapes to make their
I needn't have been appre-
hensive about having to walk 6ver
uneven ground to harvest a mess
"of muscadines; old soft-talking
John didn't get out,, of earshot,
while.he picked grapes.
We spent a longer time
engaged in conversation, than we
, spent picking grapes. John told
me just how to cultivate grapes,
onions, garlic, squash, cucum-
bers, etc. I had a veritable knowl-
edge of farming when I left.
Did you know that you're :not
supposed to put up creosote poles
to provide a fence for grapes to
climb? The creosote in the posts
will kill the tender young vines.
So will granular fertilizer.
County Agent Lee Roy Carter told
my son, Ray, who, is trying to
raise his own -muscadine orchard..
THIS MUST BE THE year of'
the muscadine. :
Thursday morning, when I,
arrived at the office to set type for
this week's column, I slipped in
the back door, and there was
Shirley's father, Robert. Cantley,
talking to grandson, Eric.
The first words out of
Robert's mouth were, "Do you
want some muscadines?"
Earlier, Frenchie had gone to
the grocery store and there she
had run across Odell Mize, who
offered to let us come to his
house to pick grapes.
"They're just falling off the
vines onto the ground!" he said.
This must be THE year for
grapes to make. Everybody is
reporting a bumper crop and try-
ing to give them away.
I have managed to kill my
vines in all three attempts I have
made to have a small vineyard.
There was one time-with the
first attempt-that I applied some
very rich dirt for "dressing"
around my young vines and it
killed them deadly
A- second attempt at raising
grapes was attempted when the
late Bernice Barbee rooted me a
couple of vines from her hardy
vines, of scuppernongs. The
muscadines are bronze and the
scuppernongs are black or, is
it the other way around?
Anyhow, Bernice presented
me with two healthy vines and I
planted them and fertilized them
regularly and heavily!
It killed them!
I then bought some vines
from a nursery, thinking that if I
bought some and paid good
money for them, they had to live.
It wasn't so. These vines d ed,
I JUST GAVE UP trying to
raise my own grapes. From that
time on, I would just buy some, or
cultivate friends who had vine-
Well, about that time I started
having kidney failure and decided
I couldn't keep anything alive and
prospering even myself
I even gave up on cultivating
friends with vineyards. I would
just do without grapes, mus-
cadines or scuppernongs-until
John gave me a call.
I still long for my own
grapevines growing, producing
succulent, bronze, purple or
black fruit in great, big bunches.
By the way, I asked John how
he managed to provide enough
fruit for both him and the birds to
have a sufficiency. He replied that
birds didn't bother the bronze
muscadines; only the black scup-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 3A
Capital City Bank
'Capital City Bank is pleased
to 'announce the appointment of
Eugene Raffield to its Port St. Joe
'Community Board. Raffield has
'-lived in the Port St. Joe area for
more than 30 years, and will bring
a deep understanding of the com-
munity and a great deal of experi-
-ence to Capital City Bank.,
Johanna White, Capital City
* Bank's Community Executive for
Port St. Joe said, "Eugene is a
fantastic addition to our Board.
He has a unique and powerful
vision for our community, and the
dedication to help carry out this
vision." White added, "Capital City
Bank's brand of community bank-
ing is strong in Port St. Joe, and
will only 'stand to improve from'
the addition of Eugene to our
Raffield has- enjoyed .a long
and distinguished career in sales
and public relations. He has also
worked selflessly with many phil-
Sam 94 '74 Sa
For All Your Office
Supply Needs .
Small Fry Medium Fry
Large Fry Supersize Fry
with Coast 105.5,4-6 pm
Highland View to St. Joe Beach.
Smallwood told the board
that the company was prepared to
offer payments up front for water
tap fees for the WindMark Beach
They would also pay an addition-:
al amount, up to a cumulative
total of $300,000, for improve-
ments to be made on the system.
The. board agreed to take the'
offer and will begin the process of
finalizing the deal and making
plans to build a new holding tank
Adopted Lighting Ordinance
adopted a lighting ordinance for
the. county. The ordinance is
meant to protect sea turtles arid
other species that can be impact-
ed by'lights shining on or toward
anthropic organizations, includ-
ing the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, Upward Basketball
and 'the Association of Retarded
Citizens. He is married with three
children, and enjoys fishing,
hunting and camping.
From Page 1
This ordinance defines light-
ing, prohibits activities, sets light-
ing standards for new and exist-
ing structures and provides
In Other Business
*Board Attorney Tim McFar-
land read a resolution from the
Wewahitchka City Commission
protesting the redistricting
boundaries and how they impact
the northern portion of Gulf
County. The resolution states the
boundaries are not equal, fail to
follow the Attorney General's rec-
ommendation to count prisoners
;and apply a disproportionate land
mass to be covered by Districts 1
*Agreed to .pursue a CDBG
economic development grant for
infrastructure needs on behalf of
Geri-Care Assisted Living and
*Passed a resolution declar-
ing October as United Way Month
in Gulf County, as requested by
United Way representative Joyce
Kesley From Page 2
hind leg and was being drug all over the arena. He slowed that ani-
mal enough that I throwed my arms around him-but I couldn't hold onl
Those countyfair pigs are 'quicker and stronger than the ones we raised.
I stood over at the sledge hammer place and watched Nicky Joe
Stafford sing down on thattarget with all his might. He didn't get that
silver thing more than half way up to the bell. I saved my quarter. Nicky
Joe was about as strong as anyone I knew.
Mother gave us two dollars apiece. I'd spend half of it on food. Hot
dogs were fifteen cents, cotton candy was a dime . I would eat till I
hurt and then ride the Tilt-A-Whirl. Whew! That was not a good combi-
I made it over behind one of the tents alright! Just in time to throw
up all over twenty-three peg stakes, a couple of spare Octopus parts and
some coiled up rope; There's nothing quite like a spinning head and an
upside down stomach to accent the aforementioned indescribable smell
and flashing'lights and would somebody PLEASE turn off that inces-
sant music! ,
I hope my boys will forgive me.
Somehow life just doesn't seem complete if you haven't thrown your
arms around a greased up pig. Or lost a few quarters playing a game of
chance .... that probably wasn't a game of chance. Or got stopped at
the very top of the Ferris Wheel. Or upchucked a ripe mixture of cotton
candy, Zag Nuts, chocolate covered raisins, and partly all beef hot dogs
before Little Egypt could even get to the second veil.
A trip to the .fair was virtual reality before we knew there was such a'
Maybe it's not too late! I could get Josh and Jess back home and try
to guess their w%'eight. I could get a series of rubber ducks and stamp
. some numbers on the bottom and throw 'em in the bathtub. I could paint
the porch light blue. I might even scrounge up a red and white vertical
striped jacket. Little Egypt may be somewhat tougher to locate .
i115 West Highway 98
E v S E R Y D A y
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Students in front, from left, are Darrell Smith, Colton Price, Samantha Taylor, and Jessica
Husband; center row (1 to r) are Krissy Gentry, Tim Wilder, Neatie Witter, Ralph Rish, Lewis Howell,
and Catherine Barfield; and back row (1 to r) John Hendry, Clay Smallwood, Pamela Selton, Mitch
Burke, Lori Price, and Sara Joe Wooten.
Gulf Education Foundation
Receives Grant $12,500
Members of the -Board of
,Directors.of the Northwest Florida
.Improvement Foundation (NFIF)
presented Ralph Rish, president
of the Gulf County Education
Foundation, a check for $12,500
to be administered as individual
teacher grants in public schools
throughout the Gulf County
The presentation took place'
'at the Chateau Nemours in Port
St. Joe by NFIF board member
Lewis Howell. Clay Smallwood,,
resident .of St. Joe Timberland;
to Red Cross
Area residents who are
attempting to verify the well-being
of family members in the areas
affected by the World Trade,
Center/DC area terrorist attacks
may contact the Capital Area
Chapter by calling 850/205-6099,
205-6100, or 205-6101. Trained
Red Cross volunteers will collect
the information to initiate a
Family Well-Being Inquiry.
Due to the magnitude of this
disaster, ift will take two or more
days to obtain verifiable informa-
tion concerning the whereabouts
and condition of their family
The greatest need of the
American Red Cross, at this time,
is financial contributions. A con-
tribution may be made by con-
tacting 1-800-HELP-NOW; or, a,
check made payable to "Disaster
Relief Fund" may be delivered or ,
mailed to the local American Red
Cross Chapter office: 187 Office
Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL
For further information, con-
tact the local American Red Cross
office at 878-6080.
John Hendry, Gulf County Project
General Manager for Arvida;
Mitch Burke, Sales Manager for
St. Joe Land Company, Neatie
Witter, Administrati'e Assistant
and Pamela Selton. Director of the
NFIF Foundation were joined by
Mr. Rish and Sara Joe Wooten
and Catherine Barfield of the Gulf
County School District.
Teachers and students from
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
were also on hand for the presen-
Their -Northwest Florida
-Improvement Foundation 'was*
estailished--in- 1999 by The St,
Joe Company and is funded by
sales in Northwest Florida Arvida
communities, such as Wind Mark
Beach in Port St. Joe. The foun-
dation makes grants to programs
that improve education, health,
parks and recreation, art and cul-
ture, and community spirit within
Gulf, Walton, and Bay counties.
Each year, the foundation's.
board pororitizes its investment
options, allocating a certain per-
centage of available funds
between the various categories in
that tri-county area,
The grant to the Gulf County
Education Foundation is one of
many such grants to be invested
in Gulf County. Details about how
to acquire one of the grants-to-
,the-elassrooms will be, presented
to Gulf County teachers later. this
For more information about
the Northwest Florida Improve-
ment Foundation, contact Pamela
Selton at (850) 231-6555 or pick
up a brochure at the WindMark
Beach sales office.
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
Family Thanks You
Greg, Debbie and Jessica Cole
would like to extend a heartfelt
thank you to everyone who
showed us so many acts of kind-
ness while Jessica was ill.
All the phone calls, visits,
gifts of time, money and food, and
especially prayers were deeply
We especially thank Tom
Godwin, Carol Dow, Willie
Ramsey, Ricky Tolbert, Dr.
Barnes, Sheriff McKeithen and
Terry and Lyn Stryker.
We also appreciate everyone
who helped with and supported
the raffle/fish fry at the Fish
House Restaurant, and silent auc-
tion. We are truly grateful to hnve
in such a wonderful comm u n i ty.
Bride-Elect Feted With Shower
In honor of Martha Maglothin, a coffee was given on
September 8th in the fellowship hall of the First United
Methodist Church. Miss Maglothin is the bride-elect of Bernard
Pridgeon. Standing from left are Ann Pridgeon, mother of the
groom, Miss Maglothin, Patricia Maglothin, mother of the hon-
oree, and Susan Thompson, aunt of the honoree.
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Ben and Abbie Bridges
02 Senior Parents
Although it seems the 2001-
2002 school year has only just
begun, it is time already to start,
making plans for a safe celebra-
,tion for the class of 2002 of Port
'St. Joe High School.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday, September 13th, in the
Commons !Area, parents will
make preparations for, fundrais-
ing projects to fund the annual
drug. and alcohol free Project
Graduation evening of fun and.
Ever- parent,- or other inter-
psted family member or friend, is
needed throughout the school
year to lend a hand .toward this
effort. Start by attending the first
Sept. 15th Coastal
Cleanup In Gulf County
On Saturday, September 15th
over 30.000 people will descend
on beaches all over Florida to help
tackle the problem of marine
debris during the 14th Annual
Florida Coastal Clean-up.
Each year this project, coordi-
nated by the Ocean Conservancy
(formerly the Center for Marine
Conservation) sees the number of
volunteers, miles covered, and
pounds of trash retrieved grow.
This amazing amount of effort
ensures that our beaches, and -,
waterways are .cleaner and safer
for people and wildlife and pro-
vides information that makes it
possible to solve some of these
debris problems at the source.
If you would like to be a part
of this effort in Gulf' County,
please contact. Paula Boone, Gulf
County Zone Captain at 850/647-
5031, or Barbara Eells, Gulf and
East Bay Sea Turtle Patrol
Chairperson at 850/647-8238.
Ben Turns 5!!
Abbie Turns 2!!,
Benjamin Bridges turned five
years old on August 20. He cele-
brated his birthday with a party at
Chick-Fil-A with all his friends
Some of his guests included
his little sis Abbie, Mason
Simmons, Trey Lester, Luke
Lester. .Justin Martin, Chevanne
Hanlon, Cassidy Odom. Nana,
Papa Bridges. Aunt Cathy. Aunt
April, Mama and Daddy.
Abigail Bridges turned two
years old on September 1. She
celebrated her birthday with a
Blues Clues party at Nana's house
Some of her guests were her
big brother Ben, cousin Cassidy
Odom, Aunt Cathy and Uncle
-John, Papa Bridges, Mama and
Daddy, Nana. and for a special
treat, her Papa Odom came home
from Michigan, and her great-
grandma Candice Odom came
A good time was had -by all!
They are the children of Wayne
and Candice Bridges of Wewa, and
the granddaughter of Buddy
Bridges of Port St. Joe, and
Donald 'and Sharon Odom of
Ashton and D. J. Davis
He's My Brother!
Ashton Marie-Davis is proud
,to announce the birth of her
brother, David Paul Davis, Jr.
D.J. was born on August-13th
at 6:28 p.m. He weighed in at 7
pounds, 11.6 ounces, and was 20
D.J. and Ashton are the chil-
dren of David and Elizabeth
D.J. is the first grandson of
Marie Davis and Paul Davis, both
: of Port St. Joe; and Larry and
Patty Cannon of Cleveland, Ohio.
He is the great-grandson of'
Mary Ella Davis of Port St. Joe,
and Gloria Jackson of
Amy Jo Parker and Joshua P. Whitfield
Parker and Whitfield To Wed
On Saturday, September 22nd
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Metcalf of
Mexico Beach. and Mr. Robert
Morris of Parker are happy to
announce the upcormng marriage
of their daughter. Amy Jo Parker,
Zachary Ryan McFarland
It's A Boy!!
Tim and Kim McFarland are
pleased to announce the birth of
their son, Zachary Ryan. He was
born on.July 1 l.at 9;52 p.m. CT_
in Gulf Coast Medical Center.
Zachary weighed six pounds,
9 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches
Maternal grandparents are
Betty, and the late William E.
Dukes of Mandeville, LA. Paternal
grandparents are Perry and Diann
McFarland of Port St. Joe.
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to Joshua P. Whitfield, the son of
Mrs. Kathi Whitfield and the late
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The couple will be married on'
SSaturday, September 22nd during
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Park with a reception to follow at
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The couple will reside in
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The family of Bob Johnson
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tude to the people who opened
their hearts to extend sympathy
for our loss. So much food, flow-
ers, prayers and contributions
were made lovingly to us.
A special thanks goes out to
Emerald Coast Hospice and their
employees, and also to R.C.
Warren, who brought much
brightness into Bob's life. Thank
Doris Johnson, -Linda Cooper.
Lisa Given, Marsha Bouzemanp,
Dwayne Johnson. Teresa
Johrison, Bernice Holland. J. Lee
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Teens Will Compete For Gulf County Junior Miss!
Ten Gulf County teens will vie
for. the title of Gulf County's
Junior Miss 2001 on September
29. The program will start at 7
p.m. EST in the newly renovated
Port St. Joe Elementary School
auditorium. Tickets are limited
and must be purchased in
advance; they go on sale for $5
beginning September 18. Contact
Evelyn Cox at Wewahitchka High
School, Ann comforter at Port St.
Joe High School, Linda Wood at
229-8414, or any of the partici-
The 2001. contestants from
:Wewahitchka High School are
-Lindsey Carter, Cerelle Hanes;
and Kimberly McMillion.
From Port St. Joe High School
are Mary Amerson, Ashley Bryan,
Lisa Curry, Rachel Geoghagan,
Maclain Howse, Carla Money, and
The mission of Junior Miss is
to provide scholarship opportuni-
ties to outstanding college-bound
high school girls, and to encour-
age personal development in all
young people through its Be Your
Best Self outreach program. To
qualify as a candidate for the
Junior Miss Scholarship Program,
the contestant must be a senior
girl with at least a 3.2 cumulative
GPA, be a US citizen; and reside
in the county in which the pro-
gram is to be held. The winner of.:
the local program will go on to
participate on the state level-
December 7 & 8. "
From 1970 to 1996 Gulf
County had an on-going local
Junior Miss program. There has'
beep no Junior Miss program
here since that time primarily ;
because of a lack of sponsorship.
This program offers far too many
opportunities for the' many out-
standing senior girls in Gulf
County to be passed up.
Because there is presently no
specific local sponsor, funding is
needed to provide the required
local scholarships and minimal
production costs. Those wishing
to contribute to this year's pro-
gram may contact Ann Comforter'
at 229-6226 or Linda Wood at
229-8414. Checks made payable
to Gulf County Junior.*s Miss,
Program may be mailed to GCJM,
'201 St. Joseph Dr., Port St. Joe,
The Florida Junior Miss pro-
gram is a preliminary to the
America's Junior Miss Program,
which began in 1957. The
national program is held each
year in Mobile, Alabama, during
June. Junior Miss is the largest
Scholarship Program for high
school senior girls in the United
The same judging procedures
are used at all levels of competi-
tion whether local, state, or
national. Contestants are judged.
in .the following categories::
Scholastic 20%, Interview 25%,,
Talent 25%, Poise 15%, Fitness
Contratulations to Gulf
County's current contestants.
Good luck to you all and may each
of you always'continue to Be Your
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Deltona would like to announce
the birth of their daughter, Ashley
Victoria Wilder. Ashley was born
August 24 at Halifax Hospital in
Daytona Beach. She weighed nine
pounds, three ounces and was 22
Ashley is the granddaughter
of Susan Wilder of Port St. Joe
and Bonnie Grimm of Orlando.
She is the great-granddaughter of
Betty Curlee of St. Joe Beach and
Charles and Shirley Stamps of
She is the granddaughter of
the late Jimmy Wilder and the
great-granddaughter of the late
Myrtice "Mema" Wilder and James
Curlee of Port St. Joe.
Hall Thank You
We wish to thank everyone for
their prayers, cards, kind words,
and memorials to our son and
brother, William E. (Bill) Hall, who
died August 10th in a motorcycle
accident in Wisconsin.
Keith & Ruth, Hall
John C. Hall
Tommy Gainous and Heather Holley
Holley and Gainous To
Marry Saturday September 22
Charles and Mary Holley of
Wewahitchka would like to-
announce the marriage of their,
daughter. Heather Holley to
Tommy Gainous. Tommy. is the
son of John and Shelia Gainous of
Panama City, and Carolyn Strick-
land of Wewahitchka.
Heather is a 1995 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and is
employed with Taunton Truss of
Tommy is a 1991 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and is
employed with Gulf Correctional
Institution of Wewahitchka.
A 3:00 wedding is planned for.
September 22 at the St. John's
Episcopal Church in Wewa-
hitchka. All friends and family are
invited to attend.
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hat may touch you the most
about this wonderful place
is that so little has been touched
at all. Here at WindMark Beach?"
the timelessness of Old Florida is
thoughtfully recalled From authentic
coastal architecture, to the unspoiled,
shell-strewn beach and abundance
S of wildlife. Indeed, it's all these things
- that make living here so special.
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Sand St. Joe do not guarantee the obligations of unaffiliated builders who may build iand sell homes in the 'WindMark Beach community. Ownership of a residence at WindMark Beach does not grant any use of or access to any clubs owned or operated by Arvida, all of which may require the purchase of a separate membership pursuant to each club's rules.
" O Eligibility to join a club depends on its rules, which are subject to dcange. This is not an iolferng of real property. Offers may be made only at the sales center for WindMark Beach. Void where prohibited by law or where there are other qualifications to advertising real property. Broker participation welcome.
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
On September 5th, Gulf
County Sheriffs Office Deputy
Larry Hightower noticed a vehicle
swerving into oncoming traffic
and leaving the roadway while
traveling on Highway 71, sou ith of
Wewahitchka. He stop the
vehicle, made contact w;
ver, Della. Dickens
attempt field sob
Di rfo. med poorly on
the as. -.ts and was arrest-
ed, chaigcd with driving under
the influence, and taken t6 the jail
where she refused a breath test.
DUI REPORTED BY MOTORIST
On the morning of September
8th, the sheriffs office received a
call from a motorist telling of a
possible drunk driver headed
toward Franklin County on
Highway 98. Deputy Tim Wood
located and stopped the vehicle
which was driven by Robert R. Lee
(57, of Connecticut).
Lee was arrested for driving
under the influence following field
sobriety testing; breath test
results were three times the legal
limit. His bond was set at $2,500
at first appearance.
BATTERY CHARGES FILED
September 10th, Sgt. Stacey
Strickland and Deputy Chris
Buchanan responded to a distur-
bance on Highway 98 in St. Joe
Beach. Upon, arrival at the resi-
dence in question, they encoun-
tered a very upset female subject
who was bleeding from several
scrapes on her back. She stated
her boyfriend had beaten her up.
Leroy Spears (40, of Macon,
Georgia) was located in the rear of
the residence, placed under arrest
for battery, and taken to the Gulf
During the early morning
hours of September 8th, Deputy
Paul Beasley responded to a dis-
turbance in Wewahitchka. Upon.
his arrival, Lonnie H. McLemore
(38, of Wewahitchka) was exiting
the home; Beasley placed him in.
the patrol car during further
The deputy made ;contact ,.
with the victimwho stated that ..
McLemore had entered 1the home
uninvited and struck her several
times. He was then arrested and
charged with burglary and bat-
Beasley also found a bag of
marijuana on the rear seat of the
patrol car and added charges of
possession of marijuana at the
Gulf County Jail.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Thursday, September 6th--
Teresa Hicks, 23, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, violation of pre-
Changes for Early
Duck hunters need to note a
change in the early duck hunting
season bag limit before the five-
day season begins Sept. 22. This
year, hunters may take no more
than two wood ducks in the four-
bird daily bag limit. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission is encouraging duck
hunters to spread the word, since
this is a major change in regula-
Possession limit is twice the
daily bag limit, and legal shooting-
hours are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset.
Also, no waterfowl species
other than wood ducks or teal are
legal to take during the September
season, unlike the regular duck
and coot season during which
other species may be taken.
Another change is that tin
shot is not legal for duck hunting
this year. Waterfowl hunters are
required to use non-toxic shot:
steel, bismuth-tin, tungsten-iron,
matrix or tungsten-nickel-iron. It
is illegal to possess any type of
shot not approved by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service while
trial release; Robert Cooper, 45,
W/M, of Apalachicola, driving
under the influence; and Rex
Smith, 39, W/M, of Wewahitchka,
violation of probation (re: two
counts of battery and assault).
Friday, September 7th-
Chaddrick Quinn, 24, B/M, of
Port St. Joe, child abuse.
Saturday, September 8th-
Devin A. Holiday, 43, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, disorderly conduct
and worthless checks.
Sunday, September 10th-
Clarence Deon Williams, 25, B/M,
of Apalachicola, failure to pay
fines and giving false information
to a law enforcement officer.
[ PSJPD Report]
Greg Van Gregory, 19, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested September
5th at approximately 5:40 p.m. by
Port St. Joe Police Department
Officer Ross Yowell for violation of
Gregory was placed on proba-
tion January 18th for possession
of cocaine and violated by testing
positive for the use of cannabis,
failure to keep scheduled appoint-
ments, failure to pay cost of
supervision ($106.43) and court
costs ($111.72), and failure to
perform public service hour.
Gregory was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
Port St. Joe Fire
Over the past few months, the
Port St. Joe Fire Department has
been in the process of going
through a rebuilding project,,
Approximately a year ago, the
building was damaged by tor-
nadic strength winds that swept
through the city during a storm.
At the time, the full extent of
damage was not recognized, but
every extenor wall of the building
was damaged and has been
replaced-from the inside out.
The roof has also been replaced,
mostly at the expense of the city's
Fire Chief John Ford said the'
city and fire department are going'
to have a much improved building
when the work is complete. The
fire department is being hardened
706I u1ST STRETmlPRT ST.JO
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
John A. Fields, 40, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested September 8th
at about 3:35 a.m. by Officer
Deborah Everett for driving under
the influence and attempting to
flee and elude. Fields was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
PICKED UP ON FOUR WARRANTS
Dana C. Frazier, 22, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested September
10th at approximately 5:45 p.m.
by Sergeant Troy Simmons on
four active warrants. The war-
rants were issued from Leqn
County for leaving the scene of a
crash, reckless driving, driving
while license suspended or
revoked, fleeing and attempting to
Frazier was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
be held for the Leon County
Found Guilty of
Jury finds father and son guilty of
It took a year for the case to
go to trial but a Franklin County
jury last week found a father and
son guilty of major netting viola-
Bob Nichols, 46, 823 Otter
Creek Road, Sopchoppy and
Damon A. Nichols, 21, 30 Aaron
Strickland Road, Crawfordville
were each adjudicated guilty and
fined $250 in Franklin County
Judge Van Russell's court. The
Nichols' had been charged with
possession of a monofilament gill
net, and possession of 51 mullet
or more and an entangling net.
The Nichols' were arrested
Aug. 31, 2000 just after daylight
near Turkey Point Shoal in
Franklin County after being
observed pulling a large monofila-
ment gill net. Officers of the
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from September 14th
through 20th on SR-69 near CR-
274, CR-22 near CR-22-A, and
SR-71 near Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment. troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
to ,withstand up to 140 m.p.h. haven for .firefighters in tfture
-winds and should provide a safe events. ,
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
seized 1,000 pounds of mullet and
a 5,000 square foot gill net at the
time. The mullet were ordered
sold and the proceeds forfeited to
the State of Florida. A motion for
forfeiture of the net has been filed
with the courts.
Both men are commercial
fishermen and the marine viola-
tions they were convicted of are
considered 'major violations'
under FWC rules. They face civil
fines and revocation of their com-
mercial fishing licenses.
Boyd To Host
On Saturday, September 22,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will be hosting an
open house for high school
juniors and seniors who are inter-
ested in attending one of the U.S.
The event will give students
the opportunity to learn more
about the application process and
to meet with representatives of
each academy and the ROTC
units of Florida State University
and Florida A&M University. As
part of the application process;
students are required to have a ,
Congressional nomination sub-
mitted on their behalf.
.Parents are also encouraged -
to attend this event from 9 to 11
a.m. at the Leon County
Level, 301 S. Monroe St. in
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BUDGET SUMMARY CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002
GENERAL DOWNTOWN WATER SOUD WASTEWATER WATERFRONT
FUND REDEVELOPMENT FUND WASTE FUND PARK FUND TOTALS
CASH BALANCES FORWARD $30,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,796,
TAXES:. Millage per $1000 6.67
Ad Valorem Taxes $1 267 931 $92 669 $1 360 600'
Franchise Taxes $183 500 $183 500
Utility Taxes $270 550 $270 550
Occupational Taxes $15 750 $15 7500
State Revenue Sharing $79 000 $79 000i
Grants $779 120 $779 120;
Sales Tax Proceeds $91 748 $91 7481
Intragovernmental Revenue $47 700 $47 700:
Copy Fees $100 $100'i
Garbage Fees $531 500 $531 500
Trash/Hauling/Compost Revenues $6 230 $6 230
Cemetery Revenue $12,000 $12,000
Lot Mowing/Trash Removal $34 185 $34,185.
Sale of Recyclables $18 900 $18,900
Animal Shelter $0 $0:
Fines/Forfeitures $12,000 $12,000
Miscellaneous Revenues $15,000 $93,957 $7,023 $115,980
Earned Interest $75,000 $50,142 $23,550 $148692
Debt Service $00
Rents and Royalties $18,000 $18,000
Lease/Admin Fees $177 563 $177563
Equipment Rental $100 $500 $600
Qualifying Fees $325 $325
Transfers $141,100 $0 $150,000 $291 100
Water Department $788 231 $788,231
Wastewater Treatment Services $2 526 767 $2 526 767
Debt Service Repay Hospital $0 $0
TOTAL REVENUES AND
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES $3 043.109 $92 669 $932 830 $737 203 $2 526 767 $177 563 $7,510 141
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
AND BALANCES $3073905 $92669 $932830 $737203 $2526767 $177563 $7540937
City Commission $52 442 $52 442
City Auditor/Clerk $80 201 $80 201
City Attorney $4 700 $4 700.
Municipal Building $34 255 $34 255
Police Department $968 047 $968 047
Fire Department $168 305 $168 305'1
Operations $617,273 $617 273'
Parks and Cemeteries $300912 $300 912
Recreation $538 400 $538 400
Initerfund Transfers $22 301 $22 301
Maintenance Shop $228,719 $228719
Non-Departmental $58 350 $58 350
Downtown Redevelopment $92 669 $92 669
Water Department $120 540 $120 540
Water Plant $591 137 $591 137
Water/Sewer Administration $105,403 $105 403
Oak Grove Water/Sewer Administration $4 150 $4,150
Trash Collection/Disposal $121 823 $128823
Garbage Collection/Disposal $473 600 $473 600
Recycling $141,780 $141 780
Wastewater Treatment $918 605 $918605
Sewer Collection $912 127 $912127
Marina & Waterfront Park $34,000 $34000
Debt Service $104 100 $656035 $143563 $903698
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $3 073,905 $92 669 $925 330 $737 203 $2 486 767 $177,563 $7,493 437
Reserves $0 $0 $7 500 $0 $40 000 $0 $47,500
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES $3,073,905 $92,669 $932,830 $737 203 $2 526 767 $177 563 $7 540,937
THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PL BLIC RECORD...
The City of Port St. Joe has tentatively
adopted a budget for 2001/2002. A
public hearing to make a
FINAL DECISION on the budget
AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday,
September 18, 2001, at 5:10 P.M., in
the Commission Chamber at City Hall,
Port St. Joe, Florida.,
SPublish September 13, 2001
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 7A
Chamber of Commerce Says "Thanks!"
To the many people who helped to
make this year's Scallop Festival a
A special thank-you is
extended to the many people who
helped to make this year's Scallop
Festival a success. Without the
aid of Terry McDaniel and his fan-
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tastic crew of skilled workers the
festival would not have run as
smoothly. They all put in count-
less hours to help groom, orga-
nize, and set up the area where
the festival was held. The Florida
Power Company, under the guid-
ance, of Tdedy Nobles, added extra
Electrical outlets and lights to the
area. They furthermore aided the
vendors in keeping the power run-
Sgt. Terry. Carr and Capt. Joe,
Nugent were instrumental in pro-:
viding personnel that conrtnbuted
*to the safety of workers and visi-
tors alike, John Ford, John-Tuttle,
,Shane McGUiffin, and many other
volunteers were,on-site to provide
medical aidc to festival attendees,.
a Cl'ay Smallwbod gracioisly
allowed, the Chamber to use the.
adjacent property, for the, wide.
variety of vendors along 5th Street
and Baltzell Avenue,. .
: Donations were gratefully
received from riany of'the town's
local merchants" in the "wa<" of
prices, refreshments for the'per-
formers. and decorations. Hu'ngr,
Howie donated'pizzas for the wn-
ners of the Scallop Festival writing'
contest Burger King donated food
certificates to the winners of both
the art and writing contests. The
Tyndall- Credit Union of
Wewahitchka donated drink bot-
ties and billfollds 'ised as prizes
for the contests. Fan-uly Dollar
Rawlis and-SharionffLLeslie -.-,! .
Should like to Congratulate
their daughter La'Shune'
teslie on,her promotion to;
captainn in the U.S. Army.
CPT Leslie iS in the U.S,'
Army Reserves with the 1,394'"
Deployment Support Brigade.
SPromotion took place on July 13, 2001.:
%k '- :** ;* ., ,*
- ... Thank You,
A great "BIG' THANK TOU" to the people of Port St.
Joe and surrounding area for all your support and
kindness you've shown me and my staff nt the
Sub Shop over the past five years.,
It's been my pleasure serving you all and making so
many friends. I hope you will continue to support the
new owners of the Sub. Shop, Stacy Stomp (Barbee)
and her dad, Joel Barbee, as they will continue to
serve up the best possible food that you've' come to
know and expect from the Sub Shop. They will
still have all your favorites and afew new
items I'm sure you will enjoy..
Thank you again from the bottom of
my heart. God bless you all!!
donated water for the performers.
Nancy Thursby of Memory
Makers donated the colorful bal-
loon decorations used to decorate
the main stage area. The lattice
used to enhance the stages was
donated by the .Bayside Lumber
Karen Lawrence provided
legal advice concerning the talent
contracts. Ken Murphy and
daughter Janet provided and
Operated the PA system during
the three-day festival.
Time and talents were
donated by numerous individuals
from around the area.. Their tal-
ents helped to' keep. the festival,
running smoothly and con-
tributed to the festive delights.
Jerry Tabott, Mark York, Scott
Godwin, Sissy Godwin, Mary Lou
Cumbie,, Sissy Dodson, James
Newton and family, Cleatus
Heaps, George Boyer, Patty Davis.
Shirley Ramsey and the many
workers at The Star newspaper,
Beverly Strickland, The. Panama
City. Pipes .and Drums, Goober
Dunlap, Rachel Hough, Debbie
Deinis, Amy Scipper, Tina
Gallant, the Sea Sons, Kenny
Woods, Neysa Troutt, the Sons of
Thunder, Lenore Kucsh, Ray
Statiton, Shirley Baker Little, and
The various talents of stu-
dents from around Gulf County
were a welcome addition to this
year's festival and the teachers,
administrators, staff, and parents
who aided the children were
greatly appreciated. : "t I
I'The Gulf County Chamber of
Cohiinerce extends a special
'Thank you" to all of: these Indi-
viduals and to the many others
who helped to make this' year's'
festival a success.
Spectators at the S.W.A.T. booth reached to the sky f<
that were given away during the Scallop Festival.
On Saturday, September 1,
SGutf .County SWAT-,'mai'ed. ai.
SWAT booth at the Fifth Annuals.
_ a..ea.jllop .,Festival, where they.
informed other interested youth,
as well as interested adults, of the.
multitude of hazards of tobacco
use. Students demonstrated their
knowledge of tobacco dangers
using "Mr. Gross Mouth", "Mr. Dip
Lip", "Pack of Lies", "The M & M
Facts of Life", "Quart of Tar" and a
breathing demonstration 'using
straws that was really awesome!
Students passed out tattoos,
stickers, and anti-tobacco pam-,
phlets to passersby as the Scallop
Festival day grew hotter and mug-
gier. Every hour and half-hour,
students held a drawing for small
SWAT prizes, and at 3:30 the
Grand Prize Drawing was finally
Charlotte Murnan-TRUTH T-
shirt; Lee Ann Pepper-TRUTH T-
shirt; Kevin Quaranta-SWAT
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one who stopped byv to
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an'd'-i spe'ial ThlANKS to
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and parucipated to mal
Billy, Jennifer, anc
Shurrum thank all of you
continued concern and.
for Billy Shurrumrim his
illness. Billy .continues_
remarkable progress. He
ing words, doing math
laughing and enjoying c
"Coming home is a bitt
sweet experience. From time
time the '"experience fr
Cantonment to St. Joe" is ma
E No longer can the trip be ma
along US 98. but along a ro
,-'S including 1-10 and a number
/ State Roads leading home.;
SOn August 23 I became v
aware of those values that G
County offered and still offer
the residents living there.
father, Walter Stafford, a reside
since 1945, was to have had,
appointment with Dr. Rivers. Ti
to form Rocky Comforter was
transport him to Dr. Ivers ofli
After several calls, with
answer. Rocky dnves to Wh-
City and finds my father h
fallen and is basically incapa
The Gulf County EMS
r prizecalled andand my father was trT"
.. ..:.ported to Gulf Pines Hospi
Where he was afforded the b
and most attentive care. Even
-"nWAT his condition was critical and v
bi-SWAT uncertain, the staff, nurses a
Sn-bWAc everyone associated with G
Sac Pines were 105%.
to every- When I arrived fri
v severt Caritonment, I was immedlat
ate'it e advisedI of nmyfather's condition
al e treatments and treated as onl
aml oe could be, at home. I was co
a ue out pleTI[1 'ribled and made to i
ke this a that everything would be tat
care of, including me.
L ., Circumstances were "toui
Lm I and-go" yet everything that coi
possibly be done was done. TI
port ,result of the exceptional care a
medical expertise resulted in
father being admitted to Bay
d Linton Joseph Care Center. There ,t
for yowr. continuance of "hometown" ca
support continued. The .staff was mi
current '. cooperative and effective to reli
to make '* any anticipation of placing a loI
is writ- one in a care facility.
pematical "' His ;friends, and neighbor
people-. supported him arin Tme in
onversa-, inost positive manner. They w
tions, walking with the assistance ,, focused on both of us,, as if
of a walker, and asking questions. ,' were family.
Although a great deal remains ,;Words will. never be able
to be done. his rapid progress to express the profound thanks f
date has been encouraging. The' for the community, friends a
future is unknown, but we are '* neighbors during my "homeco
-truly proud of his current condi- ing".
tion and want to share it with To all, friends, neighbor
those who have shown such care physician, nurses. staff help
and interest in his progress. Walter Stafford. you have n
He is striving for a, goal. His appreciation and heartfelt thank
goal is to come home. His hard With great appreciate
work in his therapy is paving off W.L. Staff
for him. His tentative discharge
date may be in October. He sends
his appreciation to his friends and NOW See The Star On Line
the community. ,wr c.v rr ,,nm
To The Editori
er- I remember when Frank
to McKeithen was first appointed
om Sheriff. I was against him then
de. and when he ran for office the first
ade time. I felt like we were getting
ute Bay County shoved down our
Even tho'igh I don't agree
ery with everything he does, mainly
rulf his choice of deputies. Frank
to McKeithen has done an outstand-
lIly ing job since taking office. No one
ent person is going to stop drug use
an and crime but he sure took a bite
rue out of it.'
to As far as rumors are con-,
ce. cerned, people in Gulf County are
no going to talk about you no matter.
cite what. This is a small community
where everyone knows everyone
c -and some people live to gossip.
S 'Gossip was going on long before
is Sheriff McKeithen arrived. What
rns- surprises me is that The Star and
tal Sheriff would even bother
est acknowledging those stupid
ndy Just like McKeithen said,
,ul' "Anyone who knows me, knows
upon heanng one of these rumors
that they are not true."
ih ; My point being we, the resi-
ey' dents of Gulf County. know the
n, man, what he stands for.-and the
i job-that he has'done. So why put
ee-] garbage such as that on the front
.en page for visitors and people pass-
ing through to read. Bay County
c- does a good job of that already.
u Id Jimmy Myrick
nd No Scallops
St. At Festival??
the .. ." -
are Dear Sir or Madam:
dst On Saturday my family and I
eve attended the Scallop Festival in,
'ed Port St. Joe. We were very disap-
poiiited to find that no' scallops
ors were available at the Scallop
ere How can you have a festival
we honoring a product. but say that
the product is not available?
to If you cannot have scallops,
felt should you not have an alligator
nd festival, a shark festival, a. fish
m- festival, or a chicken festival? All
of:these products were for sale at
rs. the Scallop Festival.
ing In' the Thursday edition of
my your paper, the "succulent scallop
ks. which the festival celebrates" was
on. listed as something to indulge in
ord at the festival.
Again, it was very disappoint-
at ing to go to the Scallop Fesival
and find no scallops.
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Letter's to the Editor'. .
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
No Name Beach Home to
Endangered Snowy Plover
By Barbara Eells
Turtle folks call it "No Name
Beach" for identification purposes
for marking sea turtle nests. It is
the land between St. Joe Beach
and Dixie Bell curve. As one dri-
ves through this beautiful pristine
land that is bound by Panther
Swamp and St. Joseph's Bay, and
with woodlands and wetlands
between, one is overcome by a
sense of peacefulness and tran-
quility. Our thoughts leave our
busy minds of what we have to do
for the day and enter a get-away-
for-the-moment kind of feeling...a
feeling that offers "me" the view of
both the woods and the water and
that close proximity that the sen-
sation offers to "me" of being with
Mother Nature at least just, for
that few moments as I pass from
St. Joe Beach to Highland View.
Mother Nature does offer a
knowledge of her "aliveness" in
the creatures that dwell within
this vast land. Some creatures are
seen; others are never seen except
by a few. There is an abundance
of wildlife existing: from the
endangered gopher tortoise group,
within the pine and palmetto sand
dune habitat on the land side of
Hwy 98 to the endangered snowy
plover on the beach side of the
The snowy plover is the cho-
sen subject for the week. While
there are several species of
plovers-13 in North America
alone-the snowy, sometimes
called Cuban snowy, is the small-
est of the plover family. These little
six to seven inch birds are the
ones that run fast or fly. fast ahead
of you as you move along the
shoreline. They seem to be "lead-
ing you" as they go ahead so far
then drop in front, continuing this
pattern until finally they fly back
Christan Renee (Moses)
, Linton, 17-year-old granddaugh-
ter of Shirley Robinson of
Wewahitchka, was transferred
Tuesday, September 11 from Bay
Medical Center to Shands
"Hospital in Gainesville. Christan
was recently diagnosed with a
very rare, fast-spreading type of
An account has been set up at
the Wewahitchka State Bank to
assist with the medical expenses.
Shirley Robinson called the
Wewahitchka State Bank on
Wednesday, September 12 and
stated that Christan remained in
critical condition, and at this time
was in consultation with doctors
at Shands discussing additional
Anyone wishing to make a
contnbution to this: fund may.
contact Debbie Barnes at the
Wewahitchka State Bank. or
donations can be sent to the bank
at P.O. Box 100, Wewahitchka, FL
32465-for credit to Mrs. Shirley
Robinson for Christan Renee
(Moses) Linton Fund.
,Everyone is also asked to
please remember Christan and
her family in your prayers.
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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us in worship ... Pa.'iJoe
Ap oa .. E Hwy. 98 '
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10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening 71 ReidAve.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family life church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates WN
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323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus StL., St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 ,,'.t
M A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday\ Slihool 9.45 am Wednesday Night at 6 00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Stud. & Praser Mecung, Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and se tiatr til Lord is ooud blessed is the man that rrusteth in Him."
Please accept this ii Iritriun to .uln us tin irrship God bl'ss you!.
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home "69-8725
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First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus, H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School . . . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . .. . 11:00 a.m.
Sifriday Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . .. ... .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
... 1 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ................................. 9:00 a.m ., CT
1 Contemporary.............................. 11:15 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
NURSERY PROVIDED *
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor . . . . Church/Office: 648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
9- ++ ST. JAMES'
+ + EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
around you. They have small
dove-like heads with round dove-
like eyes with a pigeon shaped,
beak all attached to a chunky lit-
tle bodyl The snowy is a little
smaller that its kin the piping,
plover, and is lighter in color. The
legs are black while the piping
plover's are orange. (This can, be
different with youngsters.) They
lay two to three eggs once per sea-
son usually between April and
May. The male scrapes out a nest
site in the open vegetated area of
sand that is in the dune area
while the female lines the nest"
with small pieces of shells. Both.
parents incubate the eggs for.
about 24 days when the chicks
emerge from the eggshell. After
having dried, the baby then fol-
lows the parent bird, feeding and
learning. It will be able to fly a few
SSnowys forage along the
shore, staying in the surf line .as
the water uncovers vast goodies
for them to eat. Their diet consists
of marine worms, small crustae-
cea, and if they happen to be in a
muddier area they will eat' insects.
The snow is not noisy as is the
killdeer member of the family, but
will defend the nest area in the
same manner, by distraction away
from the nest. And, one of the,
ways they do this is the "leading"
technique as one tends to watch
this (it's fascinating to observe)
and then their nest is safe.
SOur turtle season is over in
the particular area that we are,
sharing with you for the snowys
and. more importantly, their nest-
ing is finished. Their. young ared
right in there feeding and moving
along, so if you are a bird watcher.
novice or experienced, it is one of
the most beautiful places and a
most serene experience to visit
Board of Trustee
The next meeting of the board
of Gulf Coast Community College
will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday,
September 13, in the Gardner
This month's, luncheon guests
will be members of th-6
Health Department Nearing Completion
Construction is nearly complete for the new headquarters of the Gulf County Health Department in
Port St. Joe. The new facility is being constructed on Garrison Avenue adjacent to the Pine Ridge
Apartment complex. Watch for additional information in future editions of The Star.
Instructional Affairs Council and
the Administraive Services
Council. As always, chairs of the
Career, Coordinating. and Faculty
councils and the Student
Activities Board are invited.
Lunch will be served immediately
after the meeting in the
LaFriandise Room. .
Items for consideration
include the introduction of new
trustees; presentation of the
2001Gulf Coast Story. phase VIII:
approval of bids. policy manual
revisions, budget amendments,
and disposal of obsolete and
worthless property: exterior reno-
vation of buildings: 2001 summer
graduation i applicants: 'and
Men's Day 2001
Jr. Bishop Frank Hogan and
wife, along with the Thompson
Temple farmly., invites you to wor-
ship with them as they celebrate
their annual Women and Men's
Guest speaker on Sunday.
September 23 at II a.m. will be
Evangelist *Mattie P. Gainer of
Panama City, from Neal's Temple
FBC of the Living God.
This year the theme is
"Obedience in Times Like These'".
The colors 'are orange, green and
School's In Session
Drive With Caution!
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Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m. -Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting .... 7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youth/Children Activities ........ 7 p.m..
Discipleship Training ...... 6 p'm. Wednesday Choir Practice 8 p.m..
Sunday Evening Service ............ 7 p.m. PASTOR RE', .OHNNIE RAY BIiLE'
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First Cku'ch of the Nazaene.
2420 Long Avenue Port St. 3oe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ............. ...... 10 a.m. Clive uinm o i te Lord He i lo.'.ry
Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. de- HIS .sm e. o.rsliP' e
Sunday Evening Worship ........ ...... 6 p.m. Lo.'d in tle. bdeuiL of lhlhmess.
Wednesday Evening Service ............... 7 p.m. Psalm 29;2
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9 a.m. Sunday 9:3p a.m. Sunday.
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P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Zion Fair Missiopary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456:
Sunday School .......... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 2nd & 4th Sundays ............ .................... 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study Thursdays .............................7:00 p.m.
Come and share with us in our "Walk In The Newness of Life"
Rev. Marty G. Brown, Pastor
CHRISTIAN rPELLOWSH IP
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
JOO 1t1, Street, Mexico Beach, Florida 32.410
Sunday School ...... 9,00 a.m. cst Morning Service .. 1000 a.m. cst
Sunday Evening Service ......... :OO p.m. cst
Wednesday Service ............. 6:00 p.m. cat
Eible Stud3 and Prayer Meeting
)Pastor, Edward Cutchin church Ph. 6+8-&97z Home ph. 639-3877
The members of Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church will
observe their annual Women's
Day on Sunday, September 16th.
The observance will start at 9:30
a.m. with church and will con-
finue with an 11:00 worship ser-
Mrs. Glenda Simmons of
Sopchoppy will be the guest
speaker during the morning wor-
The day will conclude with a
skit featuring local women here in
Pastor and Mrs. Jessie
Hawkins along with the member-
ship cordially tnvite everyone to
come out and hear God's Word.
This years theme is "Women,
Stand on the Word". The church is
located at 251 Avenue D.
Abe Springs :'
Abe Spnngs Baptist Church
will host two musical events this
On Saturday, September 15th
at 7 p.m. CT there will be a sing,
with local talent featured.
Sunday. September 16th at- 10
a.m. CT the Celebrations will be
Pastor Allen Pitts and congre-
gation extends an open invitation
to be a part of these events at thfe
church on Hwy. 275 South.
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
S' Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, WVewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
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 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
h 4tll& *? 508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756 ,
S., "", .Sixteenth Street :
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time . 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ........ ..11 a.m.
*Sunday School "
*Young Children '
Pnstor Rer. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd./
SiJrst Baptist Church
102 tHIRD STREET *PORT ST. JOE '
Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
S-. "- Pastor Minister of Music & Youth.
Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
Worship Service .............. 11:00 am
Disciple Training ........ .... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ... . 7:00 pm
S. Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. .. 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School. .. ...... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ............... .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ...... ...... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer meeting & Bible Study .. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CIHRITIAN SCHOOL
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... .7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey,
Choir Director Youth & Children's Director
race Baptist Chur
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1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 9A
Budget From Page1
Other increases were to
Meeting Sept. 20
The Calhoun/Gulf Domestic
Violence Council will meet at 3
p.m. ET, Thurscjay, September 20
at the Gulf Couhty Library, north
on Hwy. 71 in Port St. Joe.
Anyone is welcome, and
encouraged to attend. For further
details and information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at
departments which used large
quantities' of fuel or were Impact-
ed by higher utility costs. This
was a reflection of increases in
Insurance and equipment
costs are up on the new budget.
The board also anticipates
having approximately $2 million
in unbudgeted money.
I The final public hearing for
the county will be Monday,
September 24th, at 5:01 p.m.,
The School Board held. its
public workshop Tuesday after-
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA ARE 10.6 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST
YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
Millage per $1,000
General Fund 4.0000
Ad Valorem Taxes 4.000 mills .............................. $
Utility Taxes ............................................ ...... ... $
-' elecom Service Taxes ............................................. $
Licenses & Perm its ..................................................... $
State Shared Revenue ................................................ $
.trier Local Unit Revenues .................................... $
Other Revenues .............. .................... $
TOTAL REVENUES $
Cash Carry Forward ................................ ................. $
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $
EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES
Fire Department ....................................... ................
Street Department ............................... .......................
Health & W welfare ................................................
Parks & Recreation ........................; .... ............... $ 55,488
TOTAL EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES $ 470,291
SContingency ............ ... ........ ................... $ 8,584
EXPENSES AND CONTINGENCY $ 478,875
TOTAL BUDGET ........................ ..
FY 2001/2002 .
TOTAL GENERAL FUND $ 478,875
TOTAL WATER & SEWER $ 444,581,
TOTAL JEHU CEMETERY $ 20,550
TOTAL BUCKHORN CEMETERY $ 6,500
TOTAL GRANTS S 599,017
GRAND TOTAL 2001/2001 BUDGET $1,549,523
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
SPubi.sn September 13.2001
noon. They have a proposed rate
of 7.332 mills which is almost
four-tenths of a mill above last
year's rate of 6.9 mills-before
Certification for Wewahitchka
commodity recipients will take
place on Wednesday, September
19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT at
the Old Gulf County Courthouse
in Wewahitchka. Those in
Wewahitchka whose cards have
expired should bring their neces-
sary papers ion that day to recer-
tify. There will not be distribution
this day, only recertification.
The Commodity Office. in
room 303 of the Robert M. Moore
Administrative Building at the
Courthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday through Friday (except
holidays) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
and 1 to 5 p.m. ET for certifica-
Please note that the next com-
modity distribution will be in
October. For further information
feel free to call 229-9114, 639-
5068 or 639-5069.
Port St. Joe High School is
once again hosting the area
College/Career Day. The guidance
staff, coordinating 'this program,
deems it to be very helpful to stu-
dents and their parents in making
decisions regarding post-sec-
Representatives from over 70
institutions have been invited to
attend as have those from various
branches of the armed services.
Seniors will be dismissed
from classes to attend at 9 a.m.
and juniors will be dismissed at
9:30 a.m. Parents wishing to
attend are encouraged to do so.
Parents attending earn five (5)
Gulf County Scholarship points
& 'for their child.
Parents should check In at
the welcome table provided for
them at the school's entrance for
theets Sept .0th
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet
Thursday, September 20 at 4 p.m.
ET at the Gulf County Library,
located on Hwy. 71N in Port St.
Membership is open to the
public. Anyone is welcome, and
encouraged to attend. For further
details and Information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at
considering the rollback rate.
The board voted 3-2 to adopt
the new rates with Chairman
Mary Pridgeon and board member
Linda Wood opposing the motion.
Both voiced their objections to
increasing the tax burden on res-
Curt Lowe and Mary Bridges
addressed the board asking them
to consider reducing the proposed
The School Board explains
the increase needs because a loss
in state funding (down over
$500,000), while the local tax rev-
enues will be $860,000 higher
under the proposed millage rate.
Their big ticket items of'pro-
posed increase include a 1.25 mill
capital outlay' projects list equal-
ing $1.12 million. The list
includes the purchase of two new
school buses, maintenance (reno-
vation and repair work at the
schools), and new and replace-
Other increases include an
$850 bonus per returning teacher
as mandated by the state. ,
In response to recent events.
Tyndall Air Force Base has taken
an increased security posture.
The commander has implemented
Force Protect Condition Delta"
measures. He has made this deci-
sion to ensure our people and
facilities are as secure as possible.
Mission essential activities
only are being conducted at the
base. Access to Tyndall is being
limited. Routine medical appoint-
ments are cancelled. If you plan to
travel to the base. call the affected
agency before proceeding.
Expect delays when entering
the base. For the: latest informa-
tion, call the wing contingency
line at 877/529-5540.
The Birds This
At 8, a.m. on Saturday,
September 15. the Bay ,County
Audubon Society will host,
Breakfast with the Birds. This
event will be at Asbell Park, Lake
,Caroline, on East Beach Drive in
This is a beginner's bird walk.
.-Expenenced birders are also el&
.come., Colfee. juice and donut'!
vill be provided.
Bring your binoculars and
bird guides and enjoy guided bird:
watching tours. For additional
information call Richard Ingram
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PR OPPOSED TAX INCREASED
'/" iF "" !
The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively adopted
increase its property tax levy.
4Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy
a measure to
.. . $67,144
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes $ 674
C. Actual property tax levy . .$66,470
This year's proposed tax levy: .... .$141,812
All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the
tax increase to be held on
September 17, 2001
6:00 PM. (CT)
Wewahitchka City Hall
109 South Second Street
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the
budget will be made at this hearing.
Publish September 13, 2001
T H STONE MEMORIAL ST JOSEPH PENImSULA STATE. PARK ...,,
PROPOSED VElITOR ACCESSS PLAN
Park; FromPage 1
folks who have rented a boat can
access the area on a rented ves-
Other areas addressed-
St. Joe Players
Auditions for the St. Joe
Players' production of "Places", a
musical comedy by fHank Beebe,
will be held at the'Stiles Brown,
Senior Citizens Center in Port St.
Joe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on
Saturday, September 29. Please,
bring some music you wish to per-
form fQr the audition. ,.
Rehearsals will start' in early
October for the performance dates
of December 6-9 at the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe.
There are currently seven
female and thirteen male roles to
be filled. Application forms can be
picked up at The Star. For more
information you can call Jim
Newton at 229-6474.
*Fishing (commercial and
recreational) is permitted within
400' of the park's shore. There
had been some question as to
whether fishing was restricted in
the close water areas. That issue
eRegarding concessions, the
procedures to be'"me a conces-
sionajre at the park were out-
*Imprpving relational skills
on the part of park rangers were
also addressed with an emphasis
being placed on using good man-
ners when dealing with visitors.
An outline of these park pro-
cedures will be reviewed at the
-beginning of the public meeting!
on September 20th.
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
Sharks Suffer Second Loss
The Port St. Joe Sharks gave
up two late fourth quarter
touchdowns, suffering a 26-7 loss
to FAMU High at Jefferson
Rashed Brown breaks up a
pass in the Sharks' 26-7 loss to
County High School Friday night.
Although the Baby Rattlers
had 329 total offensive yards, 211
of them through the air, the
Sharks did a good job on
containing them most of the
"I thought we played real good
on defense, and showed some
improvement from last week,"
said head coach John Palmer.
"But we were too inconsistent on
offense, and didn't make the
The Baby Rattlers struck first
with a six play, 66 yard drive,
capping off the drive with a 38
yard touchdown pass to take a 6-
0 lead with 4:32 left in the first
FAMU then took advantage,of
one of several special team
mistakes on the night for the
Sharks. After a 13 yard punt by
Port St. Joe punter Stephen
Gaddis, the Baby Rattlers took
over on the Shark 38 yard line.
FAMU ended a six play drive with
a six yard touchdown pass on a
fade route to take a 12-0 lead with
7:55 remaining in the first half.
The Sharks' only touchdown
of the night was when Jerrell
Showers intercepted a halfback
pass and returned it 67 yards for
the score. Gaddis added the extra
point to narrow the Baby Rattlers'
lead to 12-7 with 5:12 left in the
After another Shark miscue
on the punt team-, a bad snap
forcing Gaddis to get off a punt on
the run for a four yard net-
FAMU took over on the Shark 37
yard line and threatened, to put
up more points before the half.
With first and goal from the five
yard line, Jerrell Showers picked
off his second pass of the night,
this time in the corner of the
Struggling all night on
offense, Port St. Joe was forced to
try and keep a drive alive midway
in the fourth quarter. On fourth
and one from the Shark 47 yard
line, the Baby Rattlers penetrated
the Sharks offensive line to stop
Rashed Brown for a one yard loss.
FAMU then put the game out
Quarterback Chase Millen-
der (7) gets off a pass under
pressure Friday night.
Fall Soccer Season Kicks
Off In Port St. Joe Action
By: Tommy Curry and
Soccer balls are flying in Port
St. Joe with 90 girls and boys
kicking off the fall soccer season.
Soccer fanatics from ages 4 to 18
play games in different age brack-
ets both here in Port St. Joe and
Sin Panama City. ,
The first games for the;,
youngest group of players, ages 4
and 5, were played this past
Friday night in Port St. Joe. Five
teams from St. Joe and
Apalachicola make up the Under-
* 6 age bracket. Captains Lexi
McGhee and Conner Hermsdorfer
led the charge for the Citizen's
SFederal team. Sawyer Raffield and
Emily Shanahan were captains
for The Port Inn team.
Drew Lacour and Bubba
Sheline led the Capital City Bank_
team. Daniel Jones and Zachary
Jasinski led the way for the
Preble-Rish team. The Quality
Seafood team from Apalachicola
These teams are playing in
Port St. Joe for the first time in
five years. To see the high energy
level of the soccer players in the
Under-6 age group, come to the
fields at the high school track
Friday night at 6 pm.
The Under-8 GTCom Killer
Bees are 0-1-1 after two games.
This past Saturday, the Killer
Bees fought to a 2-2 tie. CJ Butts
tied the game in the last minute of
play with a dramatic steal and
breakaway goal!! Blake Buskens
led the defense with 12 saves
while in the goal. Katie Lacour
and Alyssa Parker were co-cap-
tains. Their next game is
Saturday,'September 15 at 11 am
at Harder's Field in Panama City.
Go Killer Bees I!
The Under-14 girls team
sponsored by the Junior Service
League are 0-2 after two games
against Panama City teams. The
first game was a defensive battle
with Panama City winning 1-0 on
a last minute goal. Nicole Ford
anchored the defense as stopper.
Amelia Brockman stopped over 20
shots as goalie. The girls lost the
second game 7-1 but never gave
In the second half, the Port
St. Joe girls moved to the attack
with a highlight film goal by
Elizabeth Gibson in the last
minute of play. Ashton Norris set
up this play with a super take-
away and pass upfield. Elizabeth
Gibson and Meghan .Williams
were co-captains for the game.
The girls look forward to their
next game against a Panama City
foe on Thursday, September 13 at
7:00 pm on Harder's Field.
The Under-14 boys team,
sponsored by Shoreline Medical,
enjoyed a hard fought 2-1 win
over a Panama City team last
week. The U14 boys are now 1-1
In the second game, Mica
Ashcraft and Sam Ellmer shared
goalkeeping duties while Alex Van
Zant, Grant Glass and Andrew
Caningtorin played solid defense.
Kevin Quaranta and Philipp Fuze,
as stoppers, helped prevent the
opposing team from scoring more
than one goal. Alex Flanagan,
Michael Klink, Christopher
Creamer and Andrew Dorman ran
hard to bring the ball upfield for
two great goals by Mica Ashcraft.
Jimmy Curry provided an assist.
Other great players were Eric
Mowery, Jamie Rutherford,
Connor Johnson and U14's
newest player Jimmy Pina. The
boys play next on Saturday,
Windolf Construction spon-
sors the Under 16 Co-ed team
which currently has a 1-1 record.
The first game was a close contest
against a Panama City team, los-
ing 2-1. Chris Fuze and Don
Jecha played solid goalie while
forwards Andrea Hernandez.
Moses Medina and Ashby Davis
led the attack.
On Thursday, September 6
the U16 team had a striking 4-1
victory against another Panama
City team. Moses Medina scored 3
goals while Ashby Davis blazed a
penalty kick past the defending
gialke. Defenders Josh Watkins.
Stephen Gregg, Jessica Ford arid
Hayley Quntana helped the PSJ
goalies keep the ball out of our
BJ Strickland, Austin Horton,
and Tommy Curry controlled the
midfield. Shawna Bond was
injured and will be sitting out the
next few games. Get well soon
Shawna. The U16 team plays
again on Thursday, .September
Lisa Curry and Josh Johns
are playing on an Under 19 team
in Panama City.
Go Port St. Joe Soccer !!
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of reach with three straight
running plays of 23, five and 18
yards to take an 18-7 lead with
4:11 remaining in the game.
The Baby Rattlers' final
touchdown of the night came on
the Sharks' ensuing possession.
Quarterback Chase Millender was
hit while attempting to throw a
pass, forcing a fumble that FAMU
scooped up and returned 41
yards to the endzone.
Rashed Brown led the Shark
offense with 14 carries for 46
yards. Raye Bailey picked up 37
yards on eight carries.
Chase Millender completed
three of his six pass attempts for
13 yards. Isaiah Jenkins caught
all three of those passes.
Brian Bizek led the defense
with four solos, and 11 assists for
15 total tackles with one blocked
luck. Nick Reynolds followed with
eight solos, six assists (14) and
one interception; Isaiah Jenkins
had 11 solos and one assist (12);
Rashed Brown had seven solos,
five assists (12), one tackle for a
loss and one batted pass; Raye
Bailey had eight solos, three
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assists (11) and one batted pass;
while Jerrell Showers had two
The Sharks travel to
Blounmttown to take on the Tigers
at 8:00 ET.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 0 7 0 0 7
FAMU 6 6 0 14 26
First Downs 7 13
Rushes/Yds. 36/76 14/118
Passing Yards 13 21l
Total Yards 89 329
Passes 3/6/1 16/31/3
Fumbles/Lost 2/2 0/0
Penalties/Yards 6/35 11/95
Punts 5/23 5/26
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 11A
Gators Down Tornadoes 21-14 Friday
Friday night's match-up
between Bay High and
Wewahitchka was listed in a News
Herald article last week as City vs.
Country- well, the Country won.
The Gators scored the go ahead
touchdown with :28.8 remaining
to defeat the Tornadoes 21-14.
Derrick iWilliams set up the
Gators' finpl scoring chance,
intercepting a pass on the Bay
High 47 yard line with 2:46 left in
the fourth quarter. The Gators
capped off an eight play drive
when Brandon Jones rolled to his
right and found Williams in the
endzone for the winning
touchdown. This came after Bay
High had roughed Matt Kramer
on a 42 yard field goal attempt
that failed, giving the Gators first
and 10 on the 12 yard line.
"Derrick Williams had a
tremendous game," said head
coach Grant Grantham. "He
caught the winning touchdown,
had two interceptions, a 30 yard
punt return and two batted
passes. We lost all three of our
linebackers during the game, but
our kids pulled together and
played with a lot of character and
The Gators received the
opening kick-off, and put together
a 13 play scoring drive that ate up
all but 3:30 of the first quarter.
Quarterback Brandon Jones
completed the 69 yard drive with
a 13 yard scamper off the
option- Kramer added the point
,after to give Wewahitchka a 7-0
lead. Myron Vann pulled in two
passes from Jones for 19 arid 25
yards to keep the drive alive.
Wewahitchka scored again
two possessions later when Bay
fumbled a Gator punt on their
own eight yard line- this gave the
Gators a first and goal with 10:24
Chris Gainer (#30) and Ryan Baker (#11) stop the Tornadoes
for a loss during Friday's game.
Sa -S Sacc 17t I 7The S5ar!
left in the first halt. Two plays
later, Chris Gainer hauled in a six
yard touchdown pass from Jones.
Kramer added the extra point to
give the Gators a 14-0 lead with
The rest of the first half
belonged to Bay High. They took
the ensuing kick-off, and drove 66
yards- scoring on a 32 yard pass
after an eight play drive to narrow
the Gators' lead to 14-6 with 6:30
left in the half.
The Tornadoes then
recovered a Gator fumble on the
Wewahitchka 16 yard line to leave
them with great field position. Bay
High scored on a two yard run,
then added the two-point
conversion to tie the game at 14-
14 with 3:19 left in the first half.
The second half was a dog
fight, with both teams battling for
field position. However Derrick
Williams' two interceptions late in
the fourth quarter helped lift the
Gators to the win.
Harold Williams led the Gator
ground game with 16 carries for
64 yards. Brandon Jones picked
up 19 yards on 11 carries; Chris
Gainer had 18 yards on four'
carries; and Ryan Baker had one
carry for eight yards.
Brandon Jones completed'
eight of his 11 pass attempts for
85 yards and two touchdowns.
Myron Vann had two catches for
44 yards; Derrick Williams caught
two passes for 19 yards and one
touchdown; Ryan Baker had one
reception for 15 yards; and Chris
Gainer had a seven yards,
Chris Nelson led the defense
with 12 solos and four assists for
16 total tackles. Derrick Williams
had six solos, four assists (10)
and two interceptions; and Ryan
Baker had five solos and 'four
The. Gators travel to
Carrabelle this Friday night for
their first District 2-A game of the
season at 6:30 CT.
Score by Quarters
Bay High 0 14 0 0 14
Gators 7 7 0 7 -21
Passing Yards 85
Total Yards 186
KO Returns 3/119
Punt Returns 2/60
PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TEAM Coach Gary Howze. Brandon Lyles, Jake Howse, Jeffrey
Faircloth, Chad Lucas, Adam Nixon, Dustin PoweUll, Bryan Thomas, Kyle Pickett, Stephen Tarantino,
Bobby Phillips, and Bart Lowry.
In a four-team match at the
Hombre Golf Course on Panama
City Beach last Thursday. Shark
golfers finished third. The com-
petitors were Arnold. High School,
Bay High School, Port St. Joe
High School, and Wewahitchka
For the second match in a row
Ryan Harmon led Shark golfers
with a 48. Other Shark scores
were Jeffrey Faircloth 50, Bryan
Thomas 53, Dustin Powell 54, and
Bobby Phillips 64.
The Sharks next journey to
the Panama City Country .Club on
Wednesday for an 18-hole match
hosted by Mosely High School.
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Chamber of Commerce Says "Thanks!"
The third annual Gulf County
Saltwater Slam fishing tourna-
ment will be Friday, September 21
and Saturday, September 22 in
Port St. Joe. Along with the two-
day tournament, sponsors will
also host the third annual Special
Needs Children's Tournament on
Thursday, September 20.
All activities originate at the
Port St. Joe Marina at the end of
First Street. Registration for
Thursday's Special Needs
Children's Tournament, spon-
sored by-Brandy Marine, begins at
3:30 p.m., with fishing from 4 to 6
Registration for the main
event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Friday, September 21. Fishing
begins at 7 p.m. for, the Masters
categories and at 4 a.m. Saturday
morning for the recreational cate-
gories. All fishing ends at 7 p.m.
Saturday, with dinner and the
awards ceremony following.
According to Sandra Chafin,
executive director of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
the tournament began as a joint
project between the Chamber and
the marina during the marina's
first year of operation. Until the
opening in 1999, Port St. Joe did
not have a docking facility of any
kind for sport fishermen or leisure
boaters traveling the coast, espe-
cially between Panama City and
Apalachicola. "Now," says Chafin,
"we are becoming not only a stop-
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but a destination in itself. And
because we are a deep-water
marina, we can accommodate.
boats of all sizes. The tournament;
was an immediate outgrowth of
Captain Trey Landry, dock-
master at Port St. Joe Marina,
says the tournament has grown"
80% in three years, with 75-100,
boats entered for the current com-
petition. "We bring in fishermen.
from all over the Southeast," says
Landry, "and this tournament is
unusual because of the number of
categories offered. Most tourna-
ments don't offer four divisions,
with five species each. That's why
we call it the Saltwater Slam,
which is slang for a variety of
Volunteers with boats, and
helpers to assist with the chil-
dren's tournament,! are still
needed, and there is still space for
additional mentally or physically
challenged children to join the
fun. Both the children's tourna-
ment on Thursday and the main
Y' tournament on Friday are open to
participants through the registra-
tion period. For further informa-
tion or to volunteer, call
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McDonald's opens their
the public on
Sept. 13. The
franchise is owned and
operated by Paul Hebert
and his wife, Heidi,
who have recently
relocated to the area.
It's not for everyone but, snares, snatch hooks and bow-
Florida's alligator harvest season' and-arrow or crossbow, if the pro-
runs Sept. 1 Oct. 7. During the jectile is attached to a restraining
fivi week season a total of 1 '533' line.
licensed hunters from Florida and
around the nation will be looking
to fill their quota of two alligator
Although fewer people applied
this year, almost 7,900 people
applied for the unique opportu
nity to hunt alligators. Lega
hunting methods include the usi
.of detachable harpoons, gigs
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1 Director. "This is the 14Lh year of
e the public waters harvest and it's
changed from more of a commer-
cial hunt in the early years to a
true recreational hunt."
The harvest is strictly regu-
lated by the FWC to ensure
against over-harvest of adult alli-
gators. Those individuals who
participate have been selected to
hunt !4 management units
across the state; .Hunters are
allowed to keep their 'gators or
sell them to authorized buyers.
However, all hides must be vali-
dated and records of transfer
maintained to ensure proper iden-
tilication of legally taken alliga-
The management units open
to hunting in northwest Florida
include Lake Miccosukee, Lake
Talquin and Lake Seminole.
Those who applied and were
selected in the. lottery-style draw-
ing pay a substantial price to par-
S tcipate. Florida residents pay
$250 for their permit; non-resi-
dents pay $1000.
Licensed hunters may have
one or more people assist them
dunng the hunt but those who do
assist them must purchase a S50.
non-transferable, agent's license.
Licensed agents may not hunt
independently .of their licensed
Improve Your Health?
Turn on the television at any
time of day and you'll be bom-
barded with ads for pills, pow-
ders. drinks, and exercise gizmos
that promise to help you shed
excess pounds. But before you
shell out S50 for the 'Chub-
Buster 5000," get out your gar-
dening gloves. Better health can
be as close as your backyard.
Weed Away Your Weight
Spring and summer garden-
ing can be. a great whole-body
workout to shed extra winter
weight. Weight-bearing activities
such as digging and lifting can
build muscle, and aerobic actlvi-
ties such as, raking, mowing and
hoeing can burn calories. A 180-
pound person will use 202 calo-
ries during 30 minutes of digging,
spading and tilling. Even 30 min-
utes ofcutting the grass on a rid-
ing mower burns ,101 calories.
Other calorie burners include:
Raking (30 minutes) 162
Planting trees (30 minutes)
Trimming shrubs, manually
(30 minutes) 182
Laying sod (30 minutes) 202
Weeding (30 minutes) 182
Turning compost (30 min-
As with any exercise, it's
important to warm up and stretch
before you begin gardening or
yard work. Vary your activities to,
avoid overusing specific muscles.
To prevent back injuries, bend
from the knees when you, rake
and hoe or when you lift heavy
objects such as 'bags of potting
You'll also want to protect
yourself from excess sun expo-
sure. Wear a hat and use a sun-
screen with an SPF of at least 15.
Drink adequate fluids to avoid
becoming dehydrated, and retreat
to someplace cooler if you feel
yourself getting overheated.
Dig' for Your Bones
There's even more good news
for green thumbs. According to a
2000 University of Arkansas
study that compared many forms
of exercise, yard work is most sig-
nificant for preventing osteoporo-
sis in women age 50 and older.
Researchers compared yard work
to bicycling, aerobics, dancing
and weight training. Yard work
and weight training were the only
two .activities shown to be signifi-
cant for maintaining healthy bone
How to Brush
No brush, no matter how
scientifically designed, will do
much good unless it is used
First, find a brush with a
handle that fits comfortably in
your hand. Big hands need
heftier-handled brushes than
petite hands. Secondly, use a
brush with a head small
enough to reach all areas of
,For most of us, "adult"
brushes are the right size. But
those of us with small mouths,
crowded teeth or who are gag-
gers might be more comfort-
able with a smaller brush made
Brushing the way the teeth
grow, down from the upper and
up from the lowers, will work for
kids but not for adults. Aim the'
bristles at the gum line, the
area that's most important for
adults to keep clean, and scrub
away. Be sure to follow-up with
Probably the best item to
keep teeth and gums healthy is
a rotary electric toothbrush.
These are the best investments
you can make in your dental
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The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday,
September 18, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. E.T., in the Gulf County Commissioners
Room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and possi-
bly act upon the following:
1) Text changes to the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan referencing EAR
2) Corrections and revisions to the Gulf County Land Use Map
This hearing pursuant to Section 125.66(2), 163.3164(18), 163.3174(1) and
All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard regarding the con-
sideration of the comprehensive plan text and map amendment corrections and
revisions. Text copies will be available at the Gulf County Building and
Planning Department or the Clerk of the Court Office.
PROPOSED LAND USE MAP CHANGES
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 1B
Apalachicola Northern Railroad History Remembered
George Copre, local historian
and train buff, presented a most
interesting program to the local
Rotarians at their August 16
meeting. This history of the A.N.
Writing this story to be pre-
sented to Rotary happened in an
unusual way. I knew I had to pre-
sent a program in the next several
months, so I pushed my "think
button" to see what I could come
Several days later, looking
over the Tallahassee Democrat,
this little tidbit of history caught
my attention and before I finished
reading the four lines, I knew I
had another Rotary program.
The date of the paper was
January 17, 2001, and here is
what was written.
1892: Isaac Johnson a rail-
road hand-Johnson was found
dead by the tracks with a broken
neck after a pile of cross-ties sup-
posedly rolled over him in 1892.
He worked for the CARRABELLE,
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trains. In July, of 1923 I made my
first train trip. It was from
Apalachicola to South Carolina. I
i'was with my mother and two
Since this first train ride I
' have enjoyed a number of rides on
trains-all of them were fun and
I .made a number of trips on
the Apalachicola Northern trains
as a small boy, between
Apalachicola and Port St. Joe. My
Uncle Tom would put me in the
cab of the locomotive with 'the
Engineer and Fireman. You never
forget an experience like that.
In later years I made train
trips from River Junction to
Jacksonville and on to New York
City; from San Diego to Seattle:
Chicago to Milwaukee: Denver to
Winter Park. Colorado: Panama
City to Atlanta and several other
trips in the states and several nice
trips in England, Scotland, France
and Germany. My longest trip on
a train was in 1943 .from
Alexandria, LA to California, and
the return trip three years later to
All of these memories are
enough to keep me excited about
railroads and trains, plus the fact
that my wife's father was -the,
freight agent for the Georgia,
Florida and Alabama railroad
from 1903 to 1907. then moving,
over to the Apalachicola Northern"
as General Agent until 1913..
As a young boy on through
the end of the passenger train ser-,
vice of the ANRR, I knew all of the
railroad people in Port St. Joe and
Apalachicola and have listened to
many of their stories about train
Some of you do not know or
-member that Port St. Joe had a
second railroad. St. Joe Lumber
nd Export Company began oper-
,tions January 16, 1939. This
company had 30 miles of track,
beginning at its sawmill and run-
iing to about one mile north of
Villas Landing. I have made sev-
ral trips on the little gasoline side
-ar that the Superintendent of the.
Logging Division used as his per-
I was driving through
Colorado Springs when I noticed a
huge sign saying, "Don't miss rid-
ing the Cog-train to the top of the
mountain". 'We took time out to
ride to the top of Pike's Peak on
this little narrow-gauge train.
None of us had a jacket or
sweater, It was 90 ground level
and sub-freezing at the top! But a
thrilling ride. I made, a ride just
like thigh ,one in the Alps in
Switzerland and one in Alaska.
Beginning in the 1850s rail-
roads were taking over the mode
of travel from the steamboats and
stage coaches, but at the same
Ume hating mahy-differerti direc-
tions to extend services to the
multitude of areas of the
American continent. But to
extend their tracks to all of those
places that were being settled, the
costs would forbid it.
The Congress of the United
States, as far back as the early
1840s, knew that a method of
accessible and safe travel was a
priority if its far stretches of
America were to become a viable
asset to this nation.
Railroad construction prior to
the Civil WVar was being subsi-
Sdized by, the states and the United
States Congress. In Florida, the
state not only subsidized railroad
construction. it also guaranteed
the interest on the construction
An Act of Congress of
September 4, 1841 provided that
all states admitted to the Union
were entitled to 500,000 acres of
land for the purpose of aiding rail-
road construction. Other acts of
congress added to the number of
acres a railroad company could
This story will be
concluded in next
week's edition of
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I p From the Staff and Students at
Elementary, Middle and High School Education Fafcilities
Of the various things parents
can do to help improve their chil-
dren's language skills, one of the
most important is reading out
loud to them, even after they are
old enough to read by themselves.
Many writers and other language
experts have lamented the decline
of oral reading, which was once a
popular pastime among young
and old alike. Reading aloud
stretches a child's imagination
and attention span;, provides new
information; ennches vocabulary;
exposes children to good gram-
mar; improves listening compre-
hension; and provides a positive
Any child who can be talked
to can be read to as well. The
most important component of
reading aloud is simply the.stim-
,ulating" and reassuring sound. of
the parent's voice. Books should
,be chosen to stimulate sight and.
clearing. Over the first months of
:life, the infant takes an increas-
ingly active role in the ritual of
reading, changing from a passive
listener to one who turns' the
pages and points to pictures.
Frequent, short readings are rec-
ommended, as an infant's atten-
tion span on books is only about
Picture books are an excellent,
way to help toddlers begin learn-
ing to name familiar objects. This,
is the stage when children. first.
acquire favorite books. As boring
as the constant repetition may be
to adults, the child may really be
finding something new in the
book with every reading.
Repetition also improves the
child's memory, vocabulary, and
sequencing abilities. At this stage,
children are drawn to books that
provide reassurance, humor pre- .
dictability; and' characters" with
whom they can identify.
As the child continues to'
mature, the attention span may
be expanded by choosing longer
books-including books with chap-
ters-that can. be read over the
course of several days. School-age
children can benefit by, a, cross-
disciplinary, approach that
encourages, outside investigation
of topics that are brought up in
their reading material, such. as a
project that calls for locating the
settings of their books 'on maps. It
is also important for students .to,
have an adequate opportunity to'
discuss stories that are read to
them. Even in the upper grades,
many picture books retain their
fascination. Older children (and,
indeed,' adults) can always find
new levels of meaning in books
that they read when they -were
younger. At the same time, chil-
dren in the upper elementary
grades can also be introduced to
short novels as read-aloud mater-
ial. Reading aloud need not stop
with the advent of adolescence:
in-class reading of such texts as-
poems, magazine articles, and
newspaper columns, can open up
new areas of interest for older stu-
dents to pursue further on, their
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
Sept. 17-Sept. 21, 2001
MONDAY-grilled chix patty/bun,
celery sticks, peanut butter cup,
applesauce, graham crackers, milk,
or chefs salad meal.
TUESDAY-beef stew, tossed
salad, peaches, roll, milk or chef's
roni, greens, pears in jello, roll,
milk or chef's salad meal.
FRIDAY-cheese pizza, tossed
salad/dressing, pears, bread
sticks, milk, or chef's salad meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
PSJES Students of the Week
Front, from left, are first grader Jeni McLemore, kinder-
gartener Bryan Powell, and pre-k student Kayleigh Powell; back
row, fifth grader Sarah Hiscock, fourth grader Miranda Kilbourn,
third grader Chris Foxworth; and second ,'grader Michelle
PORT ST. JOE
7: --EMENTARY SCHOOL
by Cindy Belin
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our
Students of the Week.....Sarah
Hay, Miranda. Kilbourn,. Chris
Foxworth, Michelle Hiscock, Jeni
McLemore, Bryan Powell and
Everyone is invited to join
PTO. Membership for a family is
$5.00 and only S3.00 for single
PTO Flower Card
PTO flower card owners are
reminded that September is
Progress reports were sent
home on Monday, September 10.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
Girl Scout Recruitment
If you are interested in joining
Girl Scouts. please meet at the
Scout Center on .' Thurday,
September 13 from 6:30-7:30.
A cheerleading clinic will be
held on Saturday, September ,15
from 12:30-4:00 in the gym. For
more information please contact
PTO Is Busy
Early This Year
Port St Joe Elementary
School's PTO held a meeting on
September 6th and many ongoing
and planned events were dis-
At the Scallop Festival mem-
bers operated a booth with face
painting, balloon art and balloon
,sales. The PTO extended' thanks
to all 'the volunteers who volun-
teered time; over the Labor Day
weekend to. help.
The Heart's Desire flower card
sales to date are. as follows: ,285
cards sold for" a net; profit of r
$2,5006 .They extend special
:hanks Lu the Port St. Joe busi-
ness for sponsorng the program
as well as thanks to the local par-
ticipating businesses, and sup;,-
porters of the' school in the card
The PTO is currently conduct-
ing a membership campaign; 35
members are enrolled and, a goal
of 100 families is being sought.
Sign-up forms are to be sent
home with students and are also
available in the office.
During the meeting commit-
tee nominations were accepted
and new by-laws were voted on
These items were topics of
open discussion: possibility of a
new parking/drop-off area in
front of the building; fencing
around the school's perimeter;
replacing sand from the play-
ground equipment; new stor-,
age/operations PTO room; out-
side classroom project status; and .
possibility of fundraising projects
to fund PTO projects.
'The next PTO meeting is
scheduled for Thursday, October
11th at 5:30 to discuss the Fall
SFefritIr. O0 tb'r 2%, ~ ts. "
Friday. Oetdber 2 1ri. A
Cindy Phillips at 227-1221. -
School will not be held on
Wednesday, September 19 due to"'
Our next. PTO meeting will be'.
held on Thursday, October 11-.'
Parents are encouraged to attend.
Fall Break '
School will not be held'
October 12-17 due to Fall Break.
r~ Report cards for .this ,grading'
period will be sent home on
October 26. .
Fall Festival i
Our Fall Festival will be held
on Friday, October 26. ,
Our school will enjoy presen-
tations by a Japanese Storyteller
on Wednesday, October 31.
Parents are. invited to attend.
New From Wewa
Middle School Coordinator
Corigiatulations to our middle
school students who:'are' working.
hard and who are: continually
..becoming more inquisitive, moreJ
thoughtful and ultimately more
enthusiastic learners. The
'progress reports that were issued
on Monday simply attest to the
fact that we have a school full of
young people who "thirst for
knowledge". I could not be more
proud of what is taking place in t
our classrooms. Please take the
opportunity to commend 'our stu-
dents and thank our dedicated
We continue to be extremely
proud of our middle school stu-
dents who participate in our ath-
letic programs. Our girls' volley;-,,
ball team will .be playing .
Carrabelle and. Port St. Joe. 'at "
home. on Thursday. Our junior. ,,
\arsity football team will also be
playing Carrabelle at home onl
Thursday. As always, we invite;'
the community to come and sup- ,
port our young Gators.
Parents. please remember
that %v.e are hosting a night in your ,
honor on Monday, September 17 'i
at 6:30 p.m. We will gather in the"
high school commons area.
briefly, and then move to the mid-
dle school' where you will,have the ,',
opportunity to move through your
child's schedule with him or her.
Please join us so that we can fur- '
their encourage the importance of1
cooperation between, school and
Faith Christian School
Our students are selling'
Christmas cards for two weeks
September 11-25. These little
"salespersons" have a booklet
with samples of cards, gifts, and
giftwrap, so you can choose your
favorites. It seems early to be
thinking about Christmas, but
this way you can mark cards off
your list, and they will arrive in
plenty of time to be addressed and
Faith Christian receives no
outside funding. and our
fundraising efforts and gifts from
individuals and churches are nec-
essary in order to keep the tuition
at an affordable level. The
Christmas card sale is our biggest
fundraiser of the year, and we
appreciate all those who partic-
'We are collecting recipes 'for
the Faith Christian School
Cookbook and need them to be
turned in as soon :as possible.
Out goal is to have at least one
favorite recipe from each parent
and family member and also, from
friends of the school. We would
like to have the cookbooks fin-
ished for distribution before
Crafts made by friends, par-
ents, and family members are
needed for the Harvest Festival,
October 6. We also need materials
so that our students may make
their own crafts for the festival.
Please call the office at 229-6707
if you want to donate materials or
hand made items.
We are in need of a good VCR,
new or used. If you would like to
donate one to the school, please
call the office.
Rev. Lee Cordell from Grace
Baptist Church was our speaker
at Chapel last Monday morning.
He spoke to the students about
the parable of the vine and. the.
1 J.n n in T l. 1- lr ," [-e -I -'
ar nc uiues in JoUIIn 15. He remind-
Our middle school students ed them that they, as Christians,
will participate in an intramural are called for a purpose, and that
volleyball game this Friday during : God will shape them and cause
7th and 8th periods. This will be a them to produce fruit. Rev.
time of fun and celebration among; Cordell explained that as we abide
our students, teachers, and staff. in Christ He brings forth
School portraits will be made fruit-and more fruit-in our lives
on Thursday, September 20th. for His Glory.
Please mark your calendars. Dr. Bill Taylor and Michael
Once again, we welcome your Chisholm attended a conference
involvement in our middle school. -i in Birmingham September 7 and
ai s-8 kpep.-0ettlmg-,eLlr. .oo&
and bette'I C- fian .oo.
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NJROTC News Column
Cadets Are Busy
In the last few weeks the
NJROTC of Port St. Joe High
School has been raising funds by
getting donations for a chance to
win one of three $100 gift certifi-
cates to Wal-Mart. The cost of the
tickets were just donations.
This was taking place to help
pay expenses for future trips to
places such as Pensacola to see
the Blue Angels Air Show. The,
drawing for the tickets will be held
Tuesday, September 11. Thank
you everyone who purchased tick-
ets to support our unit.
On September 5 the unit took
a trip to Wakulla Springs for
Water Survival Training. The
cadets pleased teachers and
chaperones by displaying orderly
conduct while there. They also
made smart decisions to keep
themselves from being harmed.
This was very successful, and
what many call a job well done.
Four cadets in our unit.
Ensign Michael Hill, Lieutenant
Crystal Bartkowiak, Petty Officer
second class Angela Fisher. and
Petty Officer second class Timothy
Chism presented the colors on
Saturday, September 8 for the
Port St. Joe High School's SGA
The Beacon Hill Park cookout
has been cancelled due to ,bad
weather reports. and postponed
until a later date in October. The
cadets will be informed of the new
date and will let any parents or
relatives that plan to attend know.'
Some major upcoming events
that the cadets will be getting pre-
pared for are the Annual Naval
Inspection on October 25, the
Veterans Day Ceremony, and the
Florida Seafood Festival in
Apalachicola on November 3.
We hope that you will support
the unit in future events. Until
next time this is Ensign Lisa Floyd
saying "Semper Fi".
tit & on a r-,
helping at the Scallop Festival. Be
looking for the National Honor'
Society members to be getting
involved in evenmore local events.
Senior pictures will be taken-
on September.24th. There will be
four different pictures taken. One
",' will consist of the traditional for-
mal wear, which is provided by the
photographer. The remaining three
are taken with clothing of your
The seniors have chosen their
'class motto, song, and flower.
They are as follows:
The "otto-"DANCE, a
,though no one is watching you,
LOVE as: though you have never
been hurt before, SING as though
no one can hear you, LIVE a,
though heaven is on. earth." -
The class song-"Ain't No
Mountain High Enough." sung by
Marnin Gave and Tamrru Terrell.'
Finally. the class flower is the'
Students, at times school may
seem difficult with all of its exams
and studying for them. but believe
uis, study hard because those
four years fly by.
Seniors, remember this.
September is the last time we will
be in high school in the month of
September and likewise with
November and December. all the
%. way through May. We need to try
our best in whatever we do. so that
the memories of our senior veat-
are ones that we will want to take
with us through life.
From the Principal of
H Digh School
by Dr. Bill Truby g
There is a newsletter that
comes your way every time there
is a progress report or a report'
card sent home. It is our attempt
to try to communicate with fami-
lies at a time when they might be
looking, for something from the
school. Please look for it with the
progress reports that went home
on Monday the 10th. We hope to
have that and other information
dn 'a web site in the near future.
Please call us at 639-2228 if we
can provide any, help whatsoever.
And don't forget to check out the
sign on Main Street. We are here
The Big News' this week. in_
case you didn't -hear, is that the
football team defeated Class 3A
opponent and big city neighbor
Bay High last Friday. The score
was 2'1-14. The close score 'indi-
cated the quality of play on both
sides: however, a last minute
touchdown pass from Brandon
Jones to Demrck Williams gave us
the deciding points. What a game!
What a memory to cherish! The
team plays away at. Carrabelle
this week. Game time. is 6:30 (CT)..
Next week we play Cottondale at
home at 7:00. Homecoming is on
October 19th against Blounts-
On Friday the 31st; just prior ,
to our pep rally, NHS sponsored
its first-ever Labor Auction. NHS
members were auctioned off to
bidders who received their ser-
vices 'on Tuesday and Wednesday
of last week. But that's not the
whole of it-they assumed other
personalities in their efforts to
attract bigger bucks. For example,
Ryan Martin was President Bush,
Lindsey Carter--Cat Woman,
Jana Traylor--Annie Oakley, and
Jonathan Thomas--Zorro. How-
ever, the best-received imperson-
ation and a high bid went to Alex
Chan as Mr. Kent. Good job, NHS!'
The band debuted at the Jay
game and followed up with an
inspiring performance at the Bay
game. Looks like we have another
fine crew to represent us again
this year. Hats are off to Mr.
Stryker and a wonderful group of
youngsters. Our. senior crew is
especially talented. Cynthia
Stanley, -Ernest Ake, Jeffrey
Yoder, Jamie Cain, Ashley
Wolinski, Abbie Harris, and Ryan
Martin are just some of our tal-
ented leaders. You won't want to
The Junior Varsity got off to a
flying start with a rousing 38-8
victory over Apalachicola for its
first game. Congratulations. ..-
'young Gatorst Last week tEliev
attempted to travel to Liberty
County but the game was can-
celled due to thunderstorms. The
game will be made up later on.
:The Lady Gator Volleyball
team has had a tough start to its
season. They play every Tuesday
and Thursday, so yu won't want
.to miss this spiAred .group of
.The Cross Country Team got
off to a running start on Saturday
at the Lincoln Invitational.
Headlining this years team are:
seniors Billy and Eddie Vasquez
and underclassman Fritz
After the varsity football home
games this year. our local church-
es will be hosting the Fifth
Quarter. Students are invited to
eat. ,be entertained, and, enjoy
some"'good fellowship. So far Glad
:'Tidings and The Chapel have
hosted these affairs while the
Methodist Church and others will
'be helping out down the road.
Ouri churches have also been
helping with pre-game meals and
Congratulations to Jonathan
Thomas who 'shot a 39 at the
tough Port St. Joe course during a
recent ,golf match. Other team
members are Beau Ludlum, Alex
"Chan, Trey Murphy, "arid Jacob
Jackson, The golf team plays a lot
pf neat courses and .is usually
busy on Tuesdays and
Thursday. The team is; coached
K-Mart is sponsoring' a, new
program that allows our school to
receive rebates from yoou shop-
ping sprees at their stores. Soon
we will be' receiving our, Parent
Packs from K-Mart. "
If you had a- group photo
taken ..'lastspring, your' pictures
are now in. .See Mrs. Zahra to ge,t.
your materials. This info is for last
year's seniors as well!
We are still collecting Box
Tops for education. Send in your
General Mills tops today!
School Picture Days are
almost upon us. Senior Portraits
will be taken on September 12th.
There is a $35 sitting fee for these
portraits. Grades 7-11 will have
their school photos shot on 9/20.
Please dress for the occasion. All
students will have pictures taken;
however', purchases will be
optional. (These photos are for the
'Seniors will also be ordering
their invitations next week. And
Senior Trip money must also be
- tVned ,i. This is a deposit for our
ASe SIrewa High-----Page 5
WHAT'S UPPP, Port St. Joe?!
September has already .started as
a busy .month with. .its .annual
Scallop. Festival. Yet, it's going to
The month of September has
many IMPORTANT EVENTS in it.
First, on Thursday, September
20th, atp Gulf Coast Community
College' ir Panama City, they will,
be holding their yearly "College
Night" from 7-9 p.m., ET.
But, what is "College Night"?
Well, it is a chance for parents and
students to go and ask important
questions that they have, or ask
questions in general about college
life and certain fields of study.
Still. what if you can't make it
or you forget what you planned to
ask? Fortunately, on Friday.
September 21st. over fifty people
representing over fifty colleges and
universities will be at Port St. Joe
High School for its annual "College
.Day." There is also another benefit.
to this. You might not have been
able to cover all that you wanted to
at "College Night,;" so now you will
be given another opportunity to'
ask further questions.-The times
are as follows: seniors and par-
ents-9:00-9:30 a.m.: juniors
and parents-9:30-10:00 a.m.:
freshmen and sophomores-
Mrs. Gannon would like to
thank all those in National Honor
Society who volunteered their time
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$ 70,000 = $465.71/mth
$ 90,000 = $598.77/mth
* $110,000 = $731.83/mth
$130,000 = $864.89/mth
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BRENDA G. MILLER
GRI, REALTOR Brenda
805 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe
Charming 3BR/1BA hbme in good
neighborhood. LR- has hardwood
floors, sep DR, foyer, enclosed
garage, huge yard. Perfect for.a
new family. MLS#9198 $74,000
584 Old PC Hwy, Wewahitchka
Arn -Bellum style home or.n 20 or 39
acres 3BR/3BA. over 3,000 SF
Front porch, side porch, handicap
-accessible. Some antiques can be
purchased. MLS#9667 $174,000
on 20 acres, $199,000 on 39
323 Atlantic Street, St. Joe Beach
In-ground pool, privacy fenced yard,
Ranch-style 3BR,2 BA home, FP, large
kitchen/dining area, game room,
bqck. screened porch, JACUZZI tub.
2006 Juniper Ave, Port St. Joe
Hop. sk-p and jump to school from
ihis 3BR 2 BA home on large lot
Master BR suite. new windows and
treatments, 2 car garage, back
'w Resort Realty
St. Joseph Bay Office
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
When ypu see flashing lights,
or.hear a siren, please move safely i
out of the way. One day they may
be transporting someone you love
very much. ,, ',yo v
SPernny Ford and,, .Shane.
McGuffin were on duty when ':.
Joln had his accident.
I experienced first hand what
they go through. Their profession-
Salism. and caring concern, is an
'* ast''to this community.,,
Please support all of our
; : : : Lhda Littleton ;
A very special thank you to,
Joln Ford from the fire "depart-
merit and Penny Ford and Shane
McGuffin from the GCEMS.
They cut up and disposed of
trees in my yard on a very hot day
d`uriing their own time.
Your kindness ,ill always be'
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Vacant lot 75x150, cleared, grassy,
water meter and electric in place.'Ready
for occupancy. MLS#90384, $50,000
ALSO: 3 other lots all cleared, have
water and electric. $50,000 each.
510 Madison Avenue, Oak Grove
Small home to remodel arnd urn nioa
inme'Emeni property Waiing for a
landlord 2BR/IBA, hardwood walls
and floors, front screened porch, cor-
ner lot, shorl distance to Bay.
'210 Old Bay'City Road, Howard
Creek 2BR/IBA home on 3 lois,
half cleared, some remodeling,
barn/rool shed; mosi appliances.
$69,900. Call Brenda for on-
143 Betty Drive, Part St. Joe
HUGE home on 3 loIs ,,th inground
pool 3BR/3BA country style home,
36005F. IR, Family room, Formal DR, lire
place. 20,2d bonus room over garage,
perfect for large lam.ly, rwo car garage
MLS#10119 REDUCED TO $225,000
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'The Incredible Shrinking Surplus"
-. Recently, the non-partisan
.Congressional Budget Office
released its budget estimate for
2001 which shows that the $114
billion non-Social Security and
Medicare Trust Fund budget sur-
plus has vanished. In fact, we will
have to use the entire Medicare
Trust Fund surplus and $9 billion
of the S153 billion Social Security
surplus just to cover the general
operating expenses: of the federal
' The question on everyone's
mind: Where did this $122 billion
surplus go? According to the CBO.
two-thirds of the surplus, or about
$80.5 billion, was used to cover the
cost of the President's tax cut,
package this year. The rest of the
reduction was a result of slower
than expected economic growth.
Earlier this year, while the
debate over the President's budget
priorities was still going on, I
joined my colleagues In the Blue
Dog Coalition to warn that we
should not commit so much of the
surplus to new spending programs
or tax cuts. Unfortunately, that
recommendation fell on deaf ears.
While' the surplus has evapo-
rated, President Bush still has.
$183 billion in additional defense
spending proposals, S23 billion in'
new education spending proposals,
833 billion in energy tax credit leg-
islation. and S13.3 billion in tax.
credits for charitable choice pend-
ing before Congress with no
resources outside of the Social
Security Trust Fund to pay for his
new spending requests.,..
When you first sent me to
Congress to serve as your repre-
sentative 1 told you that working to,
protect the Social Security and
Medicare Trust Funds would be
one of my top priorities. This
meant that there were times that I
did not support popular spending
programs or tax cuts because I did
not believe they were responsible
in light of our $5.6 trillion national
debt and our long term commit-
ment to Social Security and
Because of this, I have always .
supported the Blue Dog budget
which devoted at least 500 of the
non-Social Security and Medicare
Trust Fund surpluses to paying
down the debt. with 23''o going to
tax cuts and 250u going to priority.
programs like education, defense.
veterans' health care, and agricul-
In 1934. our nation made a
commitment to Ameneca's senior
citizens that Social Secunrty would
be there for them when they
retired. You can be assured that as
Congress continues their work on
the President's additional tax cut
and spending proposals that I will
carefully weigh their impact on
Social Secunty before I support
any of them.
"Laddering" Your Way Towards Wealth
'Investment View by Andy
Wilkinson, Financial Advisor
-. Many investors who will need
a significant amount of money
available to them at. various
points In the future-such as a
payment for a child's education or
a down-payment for a house-are
making use of an Investment
strategy called 'laddering.",
. Laddering is a strategy of buy-
ing a range of bonds with stag-
gered maturities. The term
"laddering" refers to the process of
using bonds with different matu-
rities as "steps" on an investment
For instance, an investor
undertaking to build a bond lad-
der may buy similar amounts of
bonds due each year over a penod
of one to five years. Particularly
when short-term rates are signifi-
cantly lower than those of the
longer-term bonds, this investor
is likely to realize a higher return
frori his "paper ladder' than he
would have received had he only
bought short term bonds.
Another attractive feature of
laddering is diversification.
Although they currently offer
tempting rates. 5-30 year bond
prices can be more adversely
affected by rising interest rates
than short-term instruments.
However, the bond ladder's short-
term investments could help to
offset this effect since upon matu-
rity, these funds can be reinvested
at higher rates.
Conversely. if rates fall. the
bond ladder provides a degree of
protection because the investor
has locked in higher yields with
some long-term bonds. However.
the proceeds from the maturing
short-term bonds would have to
be reinvested at the lower rate.
Financial advisors -often rec-
ommend the ladderihg strategy
for conservative mv\estors who, are
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PORT ST. JOE "Gainnie Home" 101 Yaupon
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sunken living room, fireplace, dining room, large mas-
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workshop. Nice corner lot location. $156,500.
CAPE SAN BLAS BEACHFRONT "Vanover Home"
3857 Cape. San Bias Rd. Enjoy great Gulf and Bay
views from this 2+BR/2BA, 1450 +/- isq.ft. beach
house. Features include cathedral ceiling, fireplace,.
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ment in back. Home rests on 2 landscaped lots .and
boasts 'a screened porch 'overlooking the Gulf.
Select Land Values:
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'unsure of tomorrow's rates. 'A'
laddered portfolio can help reduce
the concern 'about where rates
will be when it corhes time to rein-
Like many other investment
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be the right strategy for everyone.
Keep in mind that yields and mar-
ket values will fluctuate so that
n'our investment, if sold prior to
: maturit' may be worth more or
less than its original cost.
Investors should consult their
financial advisor concerning lad-
denng or any other Lnvestment
strategy they may be considering.
He or she is best qualified to help
you decide whether a particular
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Sept. 17 Is Sign-up
Day for Free Kids
Fishing Event at
If you have kids that are 15
and younger and they like to fish,
you should circle Oct. 6 on your
calendar. On the 6th, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and the
University of Florida's (UF) Sam
Mitchell Aquaculture Demon-,
stration Farm in Blountstown are
teaming together for a day of free
kids fishing, at the Blountstown
facility. There'll be space for 300
kids to fish-half in the morning
from 8 to 10 a.m. and the other
half in the afternoon from 12 to 2
Kids can be registered for the
eventbeginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 17
by calling the U.F. Sam Mitchell
Aquaculture Demonstration Farm
at (850)674-3184. Registration
will end Friday Sept. 28 at 4:00
p.m. Space is limited and is avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
"This is being done to give
kids a good opportunity to catch
some fish and make lasting mem-
ories," said FWC fisheries biolo-
gist Bill Pouder. "They just need to
bring a rod-and-reel or a fishing
pole, some bait and an ice chest."
Pouder said the ponds ate
stocked with channel catfish and
each child is allowed to take five
While the event is being done
with a minimum of rules, Pouder
said a parent or guardian must be
present at all times and they can
be responsible for no more than
two kids. Also, kids are not
allowed to fish with treble hooks.
The U.F. Sam Mitchell Aqua-
culture Demonstration Farm is
located eight miles north of
Blountstown on State Road 69.
Mexico Beach Off*c'
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
Home With You?
Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Gidget (pictured), a small female
mixed breed 4 1/2 months old;
Sarah-small gold colored lab-
chow mix; Dan-year old black lab;
Sweetie-female shepherd mix
puppy;I Tracker-shepherd mix
female, spayed, shots & FREE.
Frostie-small, shaggy female
At Gulf Coast
Gulf Coast Community
College will host "College Night"
on September 20 from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m.. on the second floor of the
Student Union East building on
Representatives from over
fifty colleges and universities will
offers students an opportunity to.
inquire about programs offered at
their institution of choice and to
discuss concerns about' admis-
sion and transfer requirements,
financial aid and housing.
"College Night" is free and
open to the public. For more
information, call Lorna Wolfkill at
terrier-type; Judson-small feisty
male; Boston Blackie-3 yr old
male chow/lab mix. All shots and
Golden retriever mixed pup-
pies, two females, 5 months old;
three female chocolate labs of dif-
ferent ages; small shaggy red'
female; three black lab pups, 3 &
4 months old.
Medium sized female cream
colored lab/hound mix-spayed,
shots and FREE; grown male
cream colored cat; small kittens, 4
black and one white/orange.
: For more information please
call the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-113, or visit the
web site at
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Printing Needs .
k (850) 227-1278
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Reg. Stated Communication
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Commercial Property- This property is zoned resi-
dential, but has a special'exemption for a profession-
al doctors office. The office will be sold furnished for
the exception of some personal items. Owner will
L .inancw/ 20% down, terms negotiable. This proper-
lys located only one block from the municipal hospi-
S al S225,000 MLSlI0100.
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820 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Commercial approx.
66'X80' lot and building with good parking. Great
Opportunity $315,000 MLS#9836 Contact Ellen Alle-
Established commercial property almost contiguous
to Arvida's first water front development in Gulf
County This moaid has Iremendous potential for a
butmines and/or a capral investment The particulars
are 10 units w/3 of the units kitchenettes. $599,000.
HOWARD CREEK-WEWAHITCHKA-PORT ST. JOE |
210 Old Bay City Road, Howard Creek. 2 BR I BA
home on 3 cleared lots $69,900. MLS,90072. Call
171 N Duck Avenue Howard Creek 3 bedrooms 2
brth,. MLS90237, 595,000
107 Monica Drive Port SI. Joe A la.ely 3BR/2BA
home that has been recently remodeled. MLS#9123,
$113,500. Call Susie White.
FIXER-UPPER 3BR/IBA Home needs inlenor work
Convenient location on 3rd and Woodward. MLS
#9690 $49,500 Contact Preston Russ |
LOT LISTINGS 1
CAPE SAN BLAS
Bay View lots on C-30 with great view of bay.
$54,900 each. Contact Diane Peevy
Sand Bar Drive. $73,500. MLS#6456. Contact Diane
Secluded Dunes, Lot 5, The Bluffs. $159,900.
100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $199,900. MLS#5330
TBA Westwind Dr. $119,900. MLS#9621
Cape San Bias $29,500. MLS#2596
1 Parkside Circle. $75,000. MLS#6902
Interior, MLS#6902, Park side Circle, $75,000, Elva
Interior Lot, MLS#5327, Cape San Bias Rd.,
Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$110,000 Susie White.
Interior Lot, MLS#5332, Secluded Dunes Drive,
1st Tier, MLS#8085, Mariner's Lane, $149,900, Susie
1st Tier, MLS#5330,100 Secluded Dunes Dr.,
MLS#6036, 6033, 6029, 6037, 6034, 6035, Coun-
try Club Drive, $55,000 each.
Lagoon Front, HWY C30, MLS#6969, Starting at
MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $69,900.
A new, expanded Wildlife Alert
Program now offers rewards to
persons who report marine-as
well as inland-fishing and hunt-
ing law violations.
Wildlife Alert is designed to
increase citizen participation in
apprehending conservation law
violators. Persons who report sus-
picious activities or actual law vio-
lations to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) are eligible for cash
rewards if their information leads
to an arrest. Rewards range from
$50 to $1,000, based on the
severity of the violation, from fish-
ing without a license to inten-
tional taking of endangered
species. Callers may remain
anonymous and do not have to
testify in court.
"The expansion of Wildlife
Alert is something to get excited
about," Col. Robert L. Edwards,
director of the FWC Division of
Law Enforcement, said. "For the
first time in Florida's history, citi-
zens will be eligible for cash
rewards when they report marine
law violations. Rewards will be
paid for reporting violations of net
limitation laws, trap robbing,
exceeding the bag limit, endanger-
ing marine mammals and viola-
tions of other important saltwater
resource regulations. We are con-
vinced Wildlife Alert will greatly
enhance the protection of
Florida's marine resources."
WEWA MEDICAL CENTER |
3k Malvinder S. Ajit, M.D.
Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Patients Welcome
| *' Please Call 639-5828 for Appointment
is accepting new patients for Adult and
Children's Dentistry. We have two full-time
Dentists and a Hygienist.
We accept most Insurance, Medicaid for
Children, and,,Self-Pay Patients.
For more information or an appointment, you
may call (850). 639-4414.
Gulf County Health Department Dental Clinic
232 East Lake Avenue, Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Wildlife Alert was organized in
November 1979 under the former
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. More than 19,000
arrests have been made, and
more than $264,000 in rewards
paid out since it began, which
makes Wildlife Alert one of the
most successful citizen-reporting
projects in the nation. It also pre-
dates all other conservation
reward programs except
Operation Game Thief in New
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission became the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission on July 1, 1999 and
assumed marine resource respon-
sibility. Work began immediately
within the Wildlife Alert Reward
Association to expand the pro-
gram into the marine area.
Thirteen private citizens dedicated
to the protection and conservation
of Florida's fish and wildlife
resources make up the associa-
tion and oversee the program.
FWC's executive director, Dr.
Allan L. Egbert, appoints mem-
bers to the association for two-
year terms. Penalties assessed by
court judges against individuals,
found guilty of violating conserva-
tion laws and tax-deductible
donations from individuals and
organizations fund the rewards.
Historically, the public has
reported violations to Wildlife
(See REWARD on Page 5B)
Tonya Pollard, DDS
61C I I 1
Four Offices to Serve 1
Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Strpet at Hwy. 98
Rentals (850) 648-5449 Sales (850) 648-5683
Fax (850) 648-4247
St. Joe Bay Office
2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600 Fax (850) 227-2115'
Cape Office Barrier Dunes Office
4320 Cape San Bas Road 110 Barrier Dunes Drive, Cape San Bias
Sales (850) 227-2160 Fax (850) 648-4247 (850) 229-1500
Toll Free (800) 260-1137 (800) 451-2349 (800) 600-1298
d "Ttrademark and servicemark of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each otice is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunr,,
PORT ST. JOE MEXICO BEACH-ST. JOE BEACH-BEACON HILLO*0VERSTREET*SIMMONS BAYOU*CAPE SAN BLAS-INDIAN PASS
Monument Harbor Apartments- Great location! 100%
occupancy. $239,000. Call Anitra Norton for more infor-
Port St. Joe-1502 Long Avenue Th. is a 3Bf,' iBA home
that would be a great starter home or a rental investment.
Centrally located near schools and the downtown area.
MLS#9776 $80,000. Call Susie White.
e cMM a-
120 Barbara Drive Port St. Joe -4 BRi2B'A A brick
home. Large great room with fireplace. $154,900.'
MLS#9284, call Susie White.
1 a Sgg l~ R ,j a
92 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach Beautiful Sunsets and
Great Living! Across from dedicated beach with unob-
structed gulf view! Large 2 story custom built brick
home with personality on 1.5 lots. 4 BR/3.5 BA_
approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living area. Large deck, Flaoi
da room, huge attached garage $629,000.00.
ML5#9252. Contact Ellen Allemore
111 E & F 1st St., Mexico Beach. Duplex on corner lot
- One of a kind Or.ne houe berween duplex and high-
way then beach! 2 BR/IBA upsilair ..rh 2 decls for gulf
view. 2BR/1BA downsoa.r with gulf view deck.
$249,000. MLS#9253. Contact Ellen Allemore.
open k;Ichen This house sil. on a 77'xl 70' lot that is only 342 Coronado Street St. Joe Beach Lg 3BR/3BA home
one block from Ihe bay ir.Por I S Joe The home is priced on 2.7550 lor. 1150.150 1000 1 ol decks on 2nd
at $104,900 or may be purchased with the adjacent lot ar. 3rd levels wi all BR hain ac o own deck area
that is next door for $154,800. The lot may be sold sep- around level offers many opions-apartmern game room,
orate for only $49,900. MLS#9924. office wthb storage 150 s appiox total 0i just under
NA. d h, M 3000 $159,000. MLS#9430. Contact Ellen Allemore.
Port St. Joe 3 BR /2.5 BA. Immaculate custom home
near schools and community college. Energy efficient.
MLS#9979, Reduced $229,000.
143 Betty Drive, Port St. Joe. 4 BR 3 BA home 3600SF
on 3 lots, in-ground pool, bonus room over garage.
MLS#10119. Call Brenda Miller
MLS#2600, Hwy C-30, $129,500.
MLS#2601, Hwy C-30, $159,500.
8867 Hwy 98-Beacon Hill, vacant lot-53'x112'
St. Joe beach Dedicated gulf view lots each suitable to
build a 4 BR home, 50'xl40', largest beach view lots on
the beach $225,000 each.
MLS#6921, St. Joe Beach, Santa Anna Street, $34,900,
PORT ST. JOE
Commercial lots on Hwy. 71 beside Wewa State Bank,
Commercial lots on Hwy. 71 across from the Post Office,
Commercial Property 2 1/2 lots located on the corner of
Reid Avenue and Hwy 71. $244,600. Call Anitra Norton
for more information
Bay View, MLS#5396, 9648, 9650, Hwy 98, $175,000.
Interior, Ward Ridge, MLS#6883, Garrison Ave,
4 lots 400'x150'. Call Susie White. $24,500. MLS#8144.
MLS#5223, North Of Wewa, Idlewood Drive, $9,900
MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
Interior, MLS#5989, 6557, Lot 36, 37, Betty Rae Dr.,
$17,000 each, Bill Peevy.
Interior, MLS#6881, Dalkieth, Hwy 381-A, $60,000.
Interior, MLS#6879, Dalkieth, 381-A, $78,000.
MLS#5988, Dolkieth, Mace Martin Rd., $89,900, Anitra
MLS#5506, 6000 Dalkieth Rd., $64,500.
Interior, MLS # 9581, Overstreet, Sunshine Rd., 4.7
acres, $40,500, Patricia Roap
BAY FRONT HOME, GUEST HOUSE APARTMENT- CAPE
SAN BLAS Lovel/ cur'om orme w/approm 125' on the
bay, wilh 350' boardwalk. Builil w;r lols of extras
REDUCED $475,000. MLS #5086
new ulr rronr nume wirm oay ccenss J-DK Jan winr
hardwood floors, berber.carpet, fully furnished. Board-
walk to Beach and deeded Bay access $515,000. MLS
#9646. Contact Diane Peevy
J34 OANUrirCIK KUAU-CPc SAIN DJ Ej-ly Ith eun-
sets and a view of the Gulf from the screened in deck of
this 3Br 2 BA home located in San Bias Plantation.
$230,000.00 MLS #10187 Call Unda Ulm for more
Intracoastal Waterway, MLS # 9261, Overstreet, Roberts
Landing Rd., 35.9 acres, $199,000, Patricia Raap.
Interior, MLS#6624, Wewahitchka, Wetappo Drive,
$11,800, Patricia Reap.
Interior, MLS#6157, 6154, 6156, 6060, 6155, Lot 5, 2,
4, 1, 3, Long Street, $12,900 each.
Interior, MLS#6993, Finch Lane, $13,750, Unda Ulm.
Interior, MLS#8036, Quarter Horse Lane, $21,000, Bren-
Interior, MLS#6097, Wewahilchka, Hwy. 386, $195,500,
8203 Hwy 98 Gultaire Townhome Beautiful sunseis:
and beach! Nice, %.ell maintained 2 Br 2.5 Ba unt.
with ground level entry. Good rental investment, sec-!
and home or year-round living. $289,000. MLS#M
9798 Contact Ellen Allemore.
7672 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach Magnificent unob-
structed Gulf view Spectacular vintage large Floridai
beach house and landscaping with fruit trees and
patio spaces 5BR .'3BA on 4 lots. Although construct-
ed oi cypress and p.ne. recently redone with vinyl,
CH/A, plumbing, -viring.'Multi-zoned would make a;
great restaurant. $490,000 MLS#10207-Contact Ellena
4T u Woerfront on risntne Jo. Josepn huy. Fiansh,-
man's Paradise 3BR/2BA home and 500+ ft. dock.
Over 5 acres Keep this as a wonderful family retreat
or this property could be subdivided for profit. Prop-,
erty could possibly be subdivided into 5-6 bayfront!
lots for immediate profit. Or property would make a'
wonderful gathering place for friends and family.
Great booting, scalloping and fishing. Property is only,
about 11/2 miles from St. Joseph ,Peninsula State'
Park. $1,350,000 owner Financing available: Colli
D... f -1 5 J'J si n a_. 2t
cliffs, 4 BR/4 1/2 BA, quality construction in gated'
townhouse community. Greal views of the beach from
each of the three decks.Furniture package available.;.
Private elevator in each unit. Over 2200 square feet.
Prices starting at $307,900.
. f .. '
Brighton By The SaBeeau.lul gull Iron home ./ 3
decksl FEMA available 6132 Hwy C-30, Call Anitra
Norton. $429,000. MLS#10101 ,
Ellis Fuller, DDS
7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 2001 PAGE 5B
annual Grad Night trip to Orlando
In the spring. j
-' The Middle School Task Force
meets on Mondays. We will keep
you posted on its progress. The
next meeting of the School
Advisory Council (SAC) is set for
9/26/01 at 2:45. All parents are
welcome t9 attend. Those who
signed up will be receiving a spe-
Congratulations to a couple of
our top students. Lindsey Carter
is the recipient of a National
Principal's Award as sponsored by
INASSP and Alex Chap has taken
top. honors in the science/math
af-et. They. will be competing for
1 From Page 3B
further recognition and awards in
the near future. In addition, they
both have been nominated for the
High School Wendy's Heisman
We are pleased to announce
that we have a coordinator for our
Volunteers in Partnership pro-
gram (VIP). Mrs. Cherlyn
McNamara is already taking
names arid areas of interest. You
may contact her through the
school if you would like to help.
Wewahitchka High School is a
tobacco-free campus and has
been for several years how. Please-
cooperate with this state'law by
not using tobacco products' at our.
public events. This complies w
the law and sets a good exam
for our young people.
Circle your calendar for
unique evening of theater, as L
WHS Drama Club will prese
"Man of the House" on Saturd
evening September 29th. TI
comedy will uplift you, but tha
not all we will offer. Rumor has
that we will also do' soi
Broadway show tunes in order
rekindle our interest in music
Plan to join usl,
Alert through five toll-free nur
bers in the FWC regional office
Violations were reported to tl
former Florida ,Marine iPatr
(FMP) through 1-800-DIAL-FM
The FWC now has, one toll-fr
line for reporting all violation
The new statewide number is1
888--404- FWCC .or cellular. #FW'
Thishline should be used to repo
both marine law violations to t]
FWC as well as other wildlife la
Duty officers .answerim
Wildlife Alert lines will provide
code number to. callers and gi,
instructions on how to follow t
on their reports. Duty officers w
ith Parents and students are
ple ," encouraged to take advantage o'f
thifr new lockers by putting locks
a on them. This is the best way to
he protect your valuables. ,-.
ent. Our students are meeting reg-
lay uarly: .FCA, on Mondays .&
his Fridays, NHS on Tuesdays, SGA
t's op, Wednesdays, and Beta on
3 it Thursdays. This is great stuff!
to Ther-e is 'no. school on
Ils. 9/19/011 This is a teacher's
development day! Enjoy!
Froi ,Page 4B'
m- thflen immediately provide, the
:s. information by radio to. FWC law
he enforcement. officers working
ol marine or inland areas. This will
P. ensure a quick response to the
ee scene. Convictions,, are not
Is. required for a caller to be eligible
1- foy .a reward,,, however, callers
C. nust include enough information
)rt about the violation and a descnp-
he tion of the suspects;,vessels. reg-
Lw istration numbers, vehicles, etc.-
tOt enable' officers. to investigate
ig bhi'd make an arrest.
a ; For 'information about the
ve Wildlife Alert program. contact
ip Bureau Chief Kyle Hill at 850-
ill 410- 1964. '
Leslie Promoted to Captain
La'Shune Leslie was pro-
Outreach Sept 25
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach on Tuesday, September 25
from' '10, a.m. t6 1I a'.m. at
IDuren's Pil-V \igarl\y in Port St.
.Representatives "w ill be there
to give out information about the
many services available to people
60 and over in Gulf County.
ff you have any questions
about these services please drqp
by and talk with a staff member
then or call 229-8466.
Open 9 to 5, 7 Days A Week
CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE ST. JOE BEACH OFFICE MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
4693 Cape San Bias Road
Cape San Bias, L 3246:, ,"; ,
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher,
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris, Pat Johnson
2.. ... -- :-S ~"~- a
Burkett House: 2182 Cr. C-30 in Simmons Bayou,
Across the street from Bay, 2.99 Acres with pond
and swimming pool. Great Location.
Contact Pat Johnson
Heathcock Home, St.Joe, Mexico Beach Area
Canal Front. Situated on two lots, with pool,
cabana, hot tub, workshop. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath.
Trombley House: Gulf View one of a kind located
in Mexico Beach, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, enclosed
garage, Designed by Paul Brent this house is a
Call Joan Smithwick
6260 Highway 98-
St. Joe Beach, FL32456
Cathy Kitchens, ,
Margaret Presswood, Charles Montford
Tinsley Cottages 111 & 113 Ponce De Leon Street.
Great investment for rental income. Live in one &
rent the other.
MLS#6406 S 140,000 for both.
BEACH BUY, Beachside, terrific view, EXCELLENT
RENTAL INCOME data available. As OWNER,
enjoy the income from this pleasingly decorated,
well maintained, furnished beach home.
MLS# 9291 $375,000
1200 U.S. Highway 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
-. "''': *850-64 2-0202
Joan. Smithwick, Joy Holder,
Marlene Harris, Gloria Salinard
Shores Home: 6930 Georgia Ave. located in St. Joe
Beach very well maintained home setting on 2 land-
scaped corner lots. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 car
garage. APPROX. SQ. F[ 1500
This is a mu~t see home .
Call Gloria Salinard tdW.ay for an appointment.
Wits End 2 & 3, Gulfview Duplex ,
125 Circle Drive, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Each Side
Contact Pat Johnson
Beachside, 29th St.So., Mexico Beach. House w/apt.
gives buyer INCOME. Furnished, Updated, Land-
scaped. Property includes a NEW large
garage/boat house w/storage.
,, MLS#90009 $325,000
Call today for rental info Joy Holder
Barrier Dunes #65, 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
View of Pool & Tennis Courts
.. Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher
'* .A. .
Great beach house, good for year round I
well. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath.
Great Beach Views from Living room, dining
room, kitchen & master bedroom. 3 Bedroom, 3
MLS# 9855 $475,000
Located on Beautiful Cape San Bias. Features 3
Bedroom, 2 Baths, Large Decks, Fireplace & Walk-
way to Bay.
Call Paulette Cleare
Gulf View Duplex, 414 Hwy. 98, 2 Bedroom, 1.5
Bath, Each Side, Great Investment
Contact Marlene Harris
Foxfire: Bay Front Home sitting on 100' X 344"
lot. 5500 square feet, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath. This
home is built with the finest materials and crafts-
Contact Paulette Cleare
.. -, "5J5-. '' a ?..-
Seashore 2: This is a must' see Gulf Front Home locat-
ed in Mexico Beach, 5. edroom, 3.5 Bath. Custom:
Built with Dead Wood Cypress. To many Features to
Contact Mar'ene Harris
SeaGull #6: Gulf Front Townhouse located on beauti-
ful St. Joe Beach. 2 Bedroom, 2 .5 Bath, Great Rental
MLS# 9769 $260,000
.Bay Front/Bay View
MLS#9317 & 9295
Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher
L 0ot Listin-gs
Gulfview Residential Lot located on beautiful St.
Joe Beach. MLS# 4080 $ 189,000 Contact Joan
Bay Front: Residential Lot located in Indian Pass
1.70 Acres. MLS# 9763 $ 120,000 Contact Jeff
or Margaret Fletcher
Barrier: Dunes Lot 4 & 5 located on North Park-
side Circle. MLS# 10134 10135 $85,000 each.
Contact Paulette Cleare.
Investor's Opportunity. Large 11 ac parcel, 300'
to Beach. Perfect for Planned Development. Own-
er Financing MLS# 9426 Contact Joy Holder
Beautiful Gulf Front Lot in St. Joseph Shores.
$902,000. MLS#6740 Margaret Presswood.
SWe have many other properties listed. Call for more information or visit us on the Internet at www.florida-beach.com
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
moted to Captain in the U.S.
Army Reserves in a July 13 cere-,
Cpt. Leslie is with the 1394th
Deployment Support Brigade. She
was :pinned by Col., Powell,
Commander, and her special
friend, Christopher Baez,.Sr. She
is stationed in El Cajonr, CA.
Cpt. Leslie is the daughter of
Rawvis and Shanon Leslie. Her
grandparents are Jack and Lessie
Leslie. Billy Addison and Minirs
Addison. She is the sister of
Rawlis Leslie Jr., all of Port St.
'Air Force Senior Airman
Russell A. Graves has graduated,
from the Airman Leadership
School at Tyndall Air Force Base
in Panama City.
The training focuses on
preparing and better equipping
senior airmen to serve as supervi-
sprs, managers and,. rating' offi-
cials as they progress in their
enlisted military careers. The
school is the first of three levels of
professional. military education
programs used to develop and
cultivate leadership and supervi-
, sory skills, and is a required
course for airmen to complete
prior to being promoted to the
rank of staff sergeant.
During the I'ive-we-ek course,
airmen learn to understand their
positions in the Air Force organi-
zational structure, leadership and
communications skills, and the
need for professional development
to be effective noncommissioned
Graves is a missile maJnte-,
nance crew member assigned to
the 83rd Fighter Weapons School
He is the son of Jerry and
Shelia G. Woldt of Wevwahitchka.
William T. Lawrence
Joins Army DEP
William T. Lawrence. has
joined the United States Army
under the Delayed Entry Program.
The program gives young men and
women the. opportunity to dela3
entering active duty for up to'one
The enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new
skill, travel and become eligible to
receive, as .much as $50,000.
toward a college education. Fater
completion of basic military train-
ing, soldiers receive advanced
individual training in their career
The recruit qualifies for a
$14,000 enlistment bonus.
Lawrence, a 2000 graduate of
Wewahitchka Junior-Senior High
'.School,- .will report to- Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga., for
He is the son of Linda L.
Lawrence of Wewahitchka, and
William N. Lawrence of Panama
For the deal of your life,
YOUR DREAM HOME BUILDERS
SERVING GULF & BAY COUNTIES
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HARRY A'S TAVERN AND PACKAGE STORE
28 West Bayshore Drive, St. George Island
Established business, in prime location. Offering includes trade
name, inventory, long terip'lease on building.
Business only, no, real estate.
Prudential Resort Realty 850-927-2666,
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$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5
227-1278 to place yours.
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AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at. Old Port Theatre.
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AL 1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1998 Lincoln Town Car, 46,000 miles,
$18,000. Call 229-6449.. ,2tc9/13
2000 Scooter, like new. blue in color
with helmet. S1.375 Call 653-2565.
1987 Ford Ranger 5 speed. runs good,
$1,000. Call 648-5616. lip9/13
1988 Chevy Pickup SUverado. S2,500.
Call 850-648-4489. ltc9/13
Honda 400 motorcycle. Runs 'good,
$1,200. Call 229-6483. ltp9/13
1982 Ford Heritage 2000 motor home.,
Rear bath. 26.000 miles. S2895. May b,e
seen at Highland View Motors Inc.
e ,. 3tp8/30
Citizen's Federal Savings .Bank, 401
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL. (850)227-1416 will b6 accepting
bids thru 09-20-2001 on the following
1996 E-Xprss Boat, 1996 Johnson 48
HP motor, trailer. Citizens Federal.
resenes the nght to reject any and all
bids. Contact Hiram Nix at (850) 227-
1416 ext. 102, Mon.-Frl., 9:00 AM EST-
5:00 PM EST for further Info. 1tp9/13
1975 Mercury 135 H.P. Motor., 750.
Can be seen at Captain Black's Marine.
20'x48' 5 year old Iluxury floating house-
boat on the Brothers River. Screen
porch, electricity, gas stove, air condi-
tion, bathroom, the list goes on. Sleeps
6 to 7 people. Extra clean & built to last.
Must see to appreciate. S 16.000. Call
20 ft. Ba Haw. BaHak. 115 Evinru-ude out-
board, MTl trailer. S2.600 See it at
Steve's Bots in Port StJoe. Joe.Call 77)-
S 6 6-494S 5tcS/30C
KAYAKS! Linsdikable. self-bailhng, sta-
ble. safe and FUN! 314 ReId Avenue (at
the Port Flieatre). Several to choose
from' Open Tues -Sat. 229-9282 ue9/6
Furnished and LUnfurnirushed Rentals,
St. Joe Beach. Mex.co Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront. Gulfi.ew and
Interior) Several Short and Long Term
from 8400 to 1.400 per month. Arllne
Realty. Inc. 850-647-2626. 2tc9/13
4 bedroom. 2 bath beach house. S700.
Call 648-5306. tfc9/13
House for Rent at St. Joe Beach. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath. all appliances, covered
parking. $450 month, S450 security
deposit. 1 year lease, call 850-233-
Furnished Rental Cottage available
September Ist on 8th Street in Port St.
Joe just a few blocks from the bay. Has
cable TV. rmcrowave, phone hook up.
dishes, sheets, towels. everything you
need to move right in for 8425 a month.
No Pets. No Smoking. Call 229-1215.
House for Rent, 1/2 block from Beach.
41st Street, Mexico Beach. Call 1-850-
668-7212 leave message 648-3090.
Mobile Home for rent 12x50 older 2
Bedroom, extensively renovated Inside.
& out this sprig,. completely furnished
, except lacking 2 beds. Quiet area In
Beacon Hill..$200 deposit required and
refundable $375 monthly includes lot,
rent. sewer, and water. Call Mike at
Trailer for rent, 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
$300 a month $200 deposit. 164
McGlon Dr. Wewa. Call 648-6582.
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc9/6
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
[ail *. 7 At A 0m37m
8228 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach.' 2 story
house, gulfvlew, 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
$725 a month plus $400 deposit. Call
Long Term Rental In Mexico Beach.
Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath town-
house located less than 1/2 block from
the Beach. Clean and nicely furnished.
For more information call 850-674-
Fantastic view on St. Joe Bay.: 3 bed-,
room, 2 bath with spacious entertain-
ment area, great decks. fish pond, beau-
tiful landscaping. 81,500 monthly. Call
'For Reht- RV Spaces, full hookup. call
229-8959, leave message. 8tp8/16
3 bedroom. 2.5 bath, swimrrmung pool,
across from beach. big screen TV fur-
rushed, Includes all utilities. Good cred-
it necessary, call 763-416-3711 or 850-
COMMERCIAL SPACE with parking
for 3 different businesses. Separate
entrances. WATERFRONT AT SIM-,
MONS BAYOU on C-30. Handicapped
1) 1.175 feet includes reception area.
large central area with soaring ceil-
ing, 2 smaller offices, huge kitchen,
rest room, balcony overlooking bay.
2) 12x14 office with storage, rest
3) Lower level, 3 rooms, large storage
area opening directly outside. Great
for outdoor-type venture.
Reasonable, Call 227-7234 for Infor-
Seeking property owners with units
available for. long term rentals. Our fees
are reasonable and we have a heavy
demand for long term rentals. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc9/6
Liber.' Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy' efficient const., stove &
refrig., fumrn.. fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc9/6
Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refng.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
SLarge 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refng.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. nc9.,'6
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
.bays. 2nd story loft, 227-1429. iu9,E6
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent In Mex.:
Bch. Fum. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
Beach House/Panama City Beach. Fully
furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath uniquely
different one of a kind at 6103 Beach
Drive on 50x110' lot across Thomas;
Drive from Beach. All newly up graded
in Doll house condition. Assume S85k.
1st at 7.3%b ARM S676.64 pays all
P.I.T.I. For showing. Call Annette atl
648-6502 or owner at 334-347-4011.'
$129,500. ,. 4tp9/6
Huge Yard Sale. 216 7th Street, Port St.
Joe. Sat., Sept. 15. 8:00 am-1:00 pm.
Everything must go. We have children's
clothes and adult clothes, toys, movies.
dishes, beanie buddies and much more.
Come See. ltp9/13
Garage Sale. 1804 Man-in Ave.. Fn..
9, 14 & Sat.. 9/15. Rain Cancel. I c9/ 13
Yard Sale, 160 Albany Thomas Rd..'
Wewa., South end of city limits off 71.
Fri., 9/14 & SatL, 9/15, 7:00 am till ?
Watch for signs. Some small antiques &
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
* Central heat and air
* Wall to wall carpeting
* On-site Management
Yard Sale, 341 Selma Street, St. Joe Taking Applications for Cooks. Apply
Beach, Sat., Sept. 15, 8:00 till. ltc9/13,: in person at Linda's Restaurant, 203
4th Street. Ask for Charlie Please.2tc9/6
Garage Sale, Home of Brooks Fleming.
334 Lake Alice Dr., Wewahitchka. Sat .
Sept. 15th, 8:00 till. Lots of name brand.
clothes, hand bags & shoes. : Rain.
Islander RV Park is having its annual
arts. crafts and yard sale. Sat.. Sept. 15.
8:00-12:00 CST. NO EARLY BIRDS
ADMITTED. I tc9 13
Emergency Service Screener Gulf
County. Maintains a position on the on-'
call rotation for emergency mental'
health screening and crisis intervertiori
in Gulf County. Provides assessment
and screening at Gulf Pines Emergency'
Room or Gulf County Sheriffs Office for
appropriateness of hospitalization.
Arranges admission and transfer of
Baker Act clients to appropriate facili-
ties. Provides cnsis intervention. refer-
tal to services, and follow-up as needed
for emergency services clientele after
hours. Requires Master's degree in
Psychology, Social Work, Counseling
Education, Mental Health Counseling or.
Psychiatric Nursing; or Bachelor's,
degree in a mental health-related field
with two years experience in mental
health; or registered nurse with two
years experience in mental health.
Reference Job Code: 37-3. Send
Resume to: Component Director, 311
Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, FI'
32456. Life Management Center is an
equal opportunity employer and a drug-
free workplace. tfc9/13
'Gulf Coast Community College -
Assistant Coordinator of Public
Service (Gulf/Franklin Center) Assist
coordinator In management ,of
Correctional Officer Trairung Programs
in : Gulf and Franklin Counties.
Requires: Bachelor's degree in related
fields and eligibility for FDLE Irstructr
Certification: Master's degree in related
field and experience in corrections pre-
ferred. Deadline to apply: September 21
Salary range begins- S25.000
Application/additional information is
available on our web site:
http: //www.gc.cc.fl.us ,jobs.
Gulf/Franklin Center, Main Campus
GCCC is an Equaln Opportunith.
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged t :, apply Itc'g, 13
ArT1NTION ON DECK! NMaritime
Personnel Services, Inc.. a leader in
marine job placement. is seeking
Captains, Mates. Engineers. QMED's.
AB's. OS's and Deckhands fo-r -lie off-
shore oil/gas industry. Ex-perienced &
non-expenenced. Career opporturnty!
Benefits! Call 850-234-9900. E-mail:,
CAPTschool 'aol.com. 20tc5/24
Cashiers needed at convenience store
on Cape San Bias. Call Tammy at 229-
6775 for details. tfc9/6
Now Hiring: CNA's all shifts, FT and
PT, RN's/LPN's, 11-7, FT and PT. PT
all shifts. Bay St. George Care Center.
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. trwo/
Now taking applications for Pest
Control Technician. Must have a clean
Florida Drivers license. Wtil train nght
person. Apply at 321 B Reid Ave., Port
St. Joe. tfc9/6
CHILDREN'S OUTREACH COUN-
SELOR GULF COUNTY Provides
assessment, counseling and Intensive
Therapeutic Orisite Services (ITOSI for
Children and their families in Gulf and
,Franklin Counties. Works primarily. In
the schools, client's homes and other
locations in the community. Duties may
include Emergency Services. Requires
Bachelor's degree In a human services&
field and documented training in mental
health, or Master's degree in human
services,field. Base salary dependent,
upon experience and credentials.
Excellent benefits plus annual $2125
area differential and $2488 on-call
spend. Ref. Job Code: 22-5. Apply to:
Director of Administrative Services,
Attn: Human Resources. 525 E. 15th
Street, Panama City, FL 32405. (850)
769-9481, Fax: (850) 872-7769.
g. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. tfc9/6
Gulf County Schools is in dire need of
substitute bus drivers for both ends
of the county. The transportation
department needs dedicated, respon-
sible individuals to help transport a
very valuable cargo KIDS!!!! If you
need to fulfill a desire to make a
valuable contribution to the
community please enroll now. Call
Don Rich or Carolyn Peak at 227-
1204. This opportunity can lead to
full time employment, tfc9/6
Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care. call Parn al Gen-Care
f50- 64 -26 2. Uc9.'6
Small -Engine and Maintenance
Mechanic needed. Music have experin-
ence. St. Joe R.nt-All. 706 1st Street.
Port St Joe tfc9/,'
See The Star online also the
Classifieds & Trades & Services
online at ww.starfl.com
- VNEW CONTRACTS MEAN
LONG TERM WORK!
Now Hii4ng: Experienced Tradesmen in
the Shipbuilding Industry
Immediate openings for: Shipfitters,
Flux Core Welders, Pipe Fitters,
Pipe Welders, Tackers, Helpers
EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDING:
Life Insurance -
401 (k) Plan
Apply in person
134 S. East Avenue
Panama City '
Eastcrn Shipbuilding Group is n Drig Free Workplace
Ofe: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours '
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 3246.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
(352) 472-3952 1
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ GULF SHORE STORAGE \
I HUNTER/JUMPER & DRESSAGE
Used white wicker day bed with trundle.
2 dressers for a girls room. white wick-
er vanity, moving soon. Call if interest-
ed, 227-34.12 evenings. tfc9/13
Nice gas dryer in excellent condition,
$150. Call 227-2589. ltc9/13
Kenmore dryer, good condition, $125;
Microwave, $40. Call 227-1054. 2tp9/14
For Sale, Like new dryer, $150. 60 day
warranty. Call 229-8622 ask for Irene.
'2 Electric Wheel chairs, .$850 each.
Cash will deliver. call 639-3688.3tp9/13
Country Blue Plaid.Sofa Sleeper,. $175.
Good Conditiuon, call 229-2490. ltc9/13
White & Gold metal bed, full size. S25:
Twin mattress, $20; 2 Bamboo chairs,
$10 each. Call 648-8575. .ltc9/13
For Sale, Season Tickets for Florida
State home games. Call 227-1398. 2tp9/i
Piano & Bench, $500; Organ & Bench,
Baldwin fun machine double key board,
$1,600. Call 647-5370. ltc9/13
THE WRATH AND THE WIND by
Alexander Key. the 'other novel about
old St. Joseph. 1st Ed.. 1949. S39. Call
For Sale, Solid Oak double drop leaf
table, Queen Anne style, pecan finish,
leaves up measures, 68" long, 48 1/2
inches wide, leaves' down measures 68"
long. 21. inches wide, $375 firm. Call
Watkmins Products (850) 639-2026 or the :
Sea Oats for sale. Call Kay at 229-
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop. 310 4th St.. PSJ fuc9,'6
Free Non- Denomr-inational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Chnsu.ari & no-
thing else! Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PC) Box 929.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurchliaol.com tfc9/6
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Rehnishing since 1982
CaU John Reeves at,2296374
2001 16x80 Palm Harbor 2 bedroom,
2 bath, $25,995. $300 down. Call Vance
at 763-4266. ltc9/13
No or Limited Credit. We do FHA on
manufactured homes possible 0 down.
Call Vance at 763-42.66. 1 tc9/13
Equity Transfer Homes,
Manufactured Home, Low down. Take
over, payments, 'Land, ,Home, and
Homes. Quick Closel Questionable
Credit OK Call Vance at 763-4266... ,:.
Singlewides starting as low as $200
per month. Call Vance at 763-4266.
$200/month payments or No pay-
ments til 20021 On a new 3 bedroom,
2 bath, 16x80. Call Mark at 1-888-324-
Land/Home Package deals already
set upl Low downs/Take over pay-
ments! Call Mark at 1-888-324-1514.
SSI or Disability Income only? Tired
of throwing money away on rent? Call
1-888-324-1514, ask for D.C. and move
in your new home in less than 3 weeks
$250. DOWN on any new lot model
including land/home deals!! Payments
start at $300/mo and it's easy to quali-
fy. Call D.C. at 1-888-324-1514. itc9/13
1996 DESTINY 2 bedroom, 1 bath
14x52; never lived in; great condition,
payments as low as $150/mo.
setup/delivered with a/c and skirting.
Easy financing. Call 1-888-324-1514
ask for D.C. ltc9/13
Bank Repo 3 bedroom, 2 bath in
excellent condition. Already setup in
very nice community. Low down and
low monthly payments. Call 763-4266,
ask for D.C. ltc9/13
Mobile Homes for sale, $1,500-$3,500,
call 647-5106. tfc9/6
Free to a good home. Female Jack
Russell Terrier, Black Lab mix. Both 1
year old. Call 648-2745 after 6:00 pm.
AKC Dachsunds, vac. & wormed, reds
& black & tan. Call 334-445-0225.e6ta/23
Free -'uppies, BiacK LAD./Giomen
Retriever mix. Black lab is dominant in
their appearance. They are six weeks
old, weaned and ready for good homes.
Call 647-3475. Itp9/13
Lot for sale, in Beacon Hill/Mexico
Beach area.' 4 blocks from beach.
50x107 on Starfish Drive., $27,500.
Call 850-352-3919. 3tc9/13
For Sale By Owner St. Joe Beach, 2
blocks from beach. 3 bedroom. 2 bath, -.
fenced lot. S97.500. Call 850-647-2669
or 850-899-0913 for an appointment.
Large, family home, located just off
Highway 98, with view of St. Joseph
Bay, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open loft
area up stairs over looking great room
(can serve as bedroom, study, etc.) huge
great room with cathedral ceiling and -
open beams, den, large recreational,'..
room; fire place, large front and back
yard. Located at 200 St. Joseph Drive;
Port St. Joe. Flonda. Call 850-227 1328
or 850-265-3321. tfc9/13
For Sale By Owner, Pelican Walk, St.
Joe: Beach. 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath CH/A,
garage, landscaped. sprinkler system,
.carpet allowance, home buyers warran-
ty, $255,900. Call 850-647-8085 for -
"Mexico Beach" Jolliday Duplex very .
near beach & canal, 2 bedroom. 1 bath;
each .side. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767.u-
We want to buy a house in Port St. Joe.
that needs work. Call 227-3511. rfc9/6_
Sea Shores Home, St. Joe Beach.
Almost New 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath.
$147,000. Call Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. at 850-648-5767 and ask-
for Joan Lovelace. tfc9/6
If you like hunting and fishing wilth 2
boat launchings close by. this may-be.
the place for you! 3 bedroom. 2 bath-'
large front room. kitchen, dtring-.'
screened in porch, garage-shop, boat-:
cover. Being sold partially liairrushed.
Nicely landscaped. See at 172 N
Squirrel, Howard Creek. FL. Located
between Wewahitchka & Port St Joe.
FL. 850-827-2333. S59.500. ,3tpS'30
Early 1930's beach cottage available for
removal from property Ca il1M -7- 5,'-0
ST. JOE BEACH: 5 bedroom. 5 bath
home, FURNISHED. 2 1/2 lots across
from DEDICATED BEACH. 3 car
garage, well for yard. Call 648-5767,
Joan Lovelace, Mexico Beach Harmion
Realty, Inc. tfc9/6 -
3 bedroom. 2 bath. stucco home. on
beauufully large landscaped lot. "W!thin
Walking distance to dedicated beach.
Features breakfast bar. stone fireplace, -
central heat and air. alwaysy has anuc "
fan. for more energy efficient. Appliance
included. 2 1/2 car garage. with work
shop. Patio and pnvacy fence. Your
tropical paradise awaits you. at 414
Arizona Drive, Mexico Beach. $159.900.
Call 648-5994. tfc9/6
Lots cleared for building. Lots in Mexico
Beach, paved streets, underground utilh
tiles, restricted subdivision,, water &
sewertap..Paid $29,900, possible owner
financing call 648-5476. tfc'9'6
Grass cutting, call 227-9103. tfc9/6
For Sale, Delicious, homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and cookies. Call Nita 648-9029. tfc9/6
Wanted to Buy: Carlo Rossi 3 liter wine
jugs, call 647-9350. 4tp9/6
The Gulf County School Board Is receiving bids for
the following four buses (two In P.S.J. and two fi
#43 (P.S.J.): 1,987 sixty-five passenger
International with a Blue Bird Body and an, nine
liter engine (diesel) with 105.743 miles. Also, has
automatic transmission and air brakes. s ;i
#44 (P.S.J.): 1987 sixty-five passenger
International with a Blue Bird Body and an nine
liter engine (diesel) with 85,445.7 miles. Also. has
automatic transmission and air brakes.
#8 (Wewa): 1981 twenty-four passenger bus with
a Ford Chassis and Thomas Body with a gasoline
engine with 223.627 miles. Also. has automatic
transmission and air brakes.
#18 (Wewa): 1980 forty-eight passenger bus with
a Ford Chassis and a Blue Bird Body with a gaso-
line engine with 122.485 miles. Also. has auto-
matic transmission and air brakes. e b
All buses can be viewed at their respective bus
barns In P.S.J. and Wewa.
Please send all bids In a sealed envelope to Don
Rich. Transportation Coordinator Gulf District
Schools 150 Middle School Road. Port St. Joe.
All bids must, be received by Monday. Sept. 30.
If more information Is desired please call the follow-
Don Rich Transportation Coordinator (8501 227-
Morris Shavers Wewa Bus Barn (850) 639-5630
Bruce Nixon P.S.J. Bus Barn (850) 227-1204
4tc. September 6. 13. 20, and 27. 2001.
NOTICE OF SEIZURE
The Gulf County She'rif's Office Is filing fo -Title
seizure on a 1999 Chevy 2dr WIN
161JC124XX7229247 OH TAG BGF 2116 aban-
doned on 08-20-2000. The registered owner, Kris D.
McCune. and or any person making claim. Is hereby
notified that any claim should be directed to the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office 850-227-1115. -c/o
Investigator Hightower or Sheriff McKelthen. refer-
ence to case #2000081412. Applicable Impound and
storage fees nmay apply as of 08-20-2000 and may
continue to accrue until case disposal. 2tc.
I ul UL. -- .
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 7B
I PUBIC NOICES0
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Civil Action No.: 01-210-CA
MID-STATE TRUST II. A
DELAWARE BUSINESS TRUST,
GEORGE E. LEMOIS AND
WIFE'.LILLIE A. LEMOIS ....
AND OULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
F.S, CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that under a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure on Default, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der .for cash at the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. EST
on the 28 day of September, 2001, the following
Lot i11, Block 3. Rish Addition to City of
Wewahitchka. Gulf County, Florida, accord-
ing to the official plat thereon on file in the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf
DATED this 28 day of August. 2001.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF COURT
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
BENIEETP, CAMPBELL & BENNETT. P.A.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
POST OFFICE BOX 2422
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-1252,
BOB'S PAINT 0(
", 30 Continuous Years of
Body &f Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your BodyWork
Cal or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Phone: (850) 227-7777 --
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday < 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Groomiing Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery-
Daily E\ercice Premium Pet Food
HeaIine and Air Conditioning,
Injured Animal Confinement /
Experienced Kennel Supervisors /
Long Term Boarding /
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32402
2tc. September 6 and 13, 2001.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners at its regular meeting,
September, 25,. 2001 at 6:05 p.m. E.T. will consider
abandoning any Interest by the County and that of
the public in and to the following described proper-
Alleyway/Roadway located in Section 30,
Township 6 South. Range 11 West, Block 5.
between parcel ID #3577-00OR and 3778-
000R (Lots 2 and 6). per.the Official,Records
in Gulf County, Florida.
This notice of abandonment was initiated by the
Gulf County Commission at their regular meeting on
August 2001. regular meeting. Notice of adop-
tion of the resolution abandoning the said alleyway
will be published one time in a newspaper of gener-
al circulation in Gulf County. Florida and the proof
of publication of the notice of hearing, the resolution
as adopted, and the proof of publication, of of such
resolution will be recorded in the Public Records of
Gulf County. Florida.
Board of County Commissioners
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.. Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
2tc. September 13 and 20. 2001.
The City of Mexico Beach is currently seeking Indi-
viduals who are interested In-participating on the
Planning and Zoning Board as board members
and/or alternates. All eligible parties must be a res-
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
64-31 org 229^-872
Business and Personal Pay
Financial and Estate Planning Bookl
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Office (850) 229-9292
Home (850) 648-5919
509' Fourth Street
P. 0. Box 602
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
I'-"7is Al I
Pool Maintenance & Repair.
Over 20 Years Experience
LiUcnd & Inuredl CPO 32-30751i 4t3/1
* Good Heafth
Nature's Perfect Food
Restricted diets can In-
clude wonderfully tasty
foods -Stop by and se-
how good "free" can bel
lactose-free, meat-free, yeast free,
wheat free, salt free, doesn't have to
meon taste-free I
ii Juc Br Mon-Fri 9amto6pm 402 ThirdSt
Tel: 850-229-1382 Sat- 10 am to 5 pm Port St.Jo
31 .&'jy.r.^^ a,^ ..-1-' "*-
Ident of Mexico Beach, have resided in Mexico Beach
for one year and should submit a letter of Interest to
the City Administrator. Mr. Paul Sabiston. at P.O.
Box 13425. Mexico Beach, FL 32410. The deadline
for all applicants is October 1. 2001 at 4:30 pm.
2tc, September 13 and 20. 2001.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority
will hold a Public Hearing at 2:00 P.M., CST, October
11, 2001, at the Central Office of the Authority at
5302 Brown Street, Gracevllle. Florida. The purpose
of this Public Hearing is to present, for review and
approval, the Authority's Five Year Agency Plan (FY
2002-FY2006) and the FY 2001 Performance and
Evaluation Reports for the .%uihorilr, a ,-piial
Improvement program. Residernt of ...,u hau ing
complexes, participants In our ri-Lsl As.istranrce
programs, local government officials and any other
interested persons are encouraged to attend. The
Draft Agency Plan Is available for review during nor-
mal business hours (8:00 a m tr,ru 5. u' p m -.'T
Monday thru. Friday) at tnre '.:rirAJl ,iiiCe Ci i ,c
Authority at 5302 Brown Str-.. Cra..'. lle FIlrida
Interested persons who have questions or comments
and who are unable to attend the Public Hearing
may contact Marilyn Phillips or Melissa Alford at 1-
Itc. September 13. 2001.
4560 County Road 386
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
NOTICE OF AUCTION
B&A Towing will be selling the following vehi-
cle on the 20th day of September, 2001 at 9:00 A.M.
eastern standard time., The sale will be held at 4560
C:R. 386 (Overstreet), Port St. Joe, FL 32456. We
reserve the right to refuse any and all bids.
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Therapeutic Massage by
David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic#: MA0029475; Lic#: MM10098
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Bushhog, Move, and
C. 's lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
/ will work for you.
SYear Make Vin
1995 FORD 1FTCR10XSSPA17990
lie Septemrr.,- 13,.2001.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The .City of Wewahitchka Planning Board will hold a
public hearing on Thursday, September 13, 2001, at
6:00 P.M. (CT). The purpose of this public hearing is,
to receive public Input on proposed ENTERPRISE
ZONE SITES IN the %V.'. aii.:hka area and the
N.:.r-th Cul County area, anaro, rcei .e public Input
on improvements at Lake Alice 'Park.
Itc. September 13, 2001.
Tuesday, September 18, 2001. ,at 5:30 p.m., the
B d:,ar 1 ir, Commissioners'will, hold a Public
hearing to1 ,ia-cu. and receive public comments
regarding purchasing property for parking for the
d w THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
,1u,, 3r,,':om Hl~l .:,ner ', '
I1c Septnember 13,'2001.
That the Board of. ir, Commi, orinerici cithe C., :'
Port St Joe saying in their c: .a::.:., 3 Lthe Piarlning
and DeCld.:.pment F.e.e* .Board .hal mee, at 6 I i
o'clotk'pm EDIT. or, Seplmterl.er 18a 2,"1- i the
Port St. Joe City Hall to consider'recommending the
adopuon o[" th' E-Cron.mi: De. elopmern Clemeri lE.
the Cit of i F'Iori J.:,e Co mprehenrise Plan
Itc, September 13, 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.01-181
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
successor by merger with First
Union National Bank of Florida,
JOSEPH H. HOWARD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSEPH H. HOWARD;
BAYSIDE LUMBER & BUILDING
SUPPLY. INC.; JAMES SMITH: JOYCE
SMITH; JANE/JOHN DOE, fictitious names
repre-ennung lenanta In ,poe;.;l,'n arid
ALL LINlfJj(:',N PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS B\ THROUGH UNDER OR
AGAINST A N.-AMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION CR H.%1NC C'R >Ll.1IlNG.
TO HAVE ANYT RIGCi-T. TITLE OR INTEREST
IN THE PROPERTY HEREiN DESCRIBED
NOTICE OF ACTION
JOSEPH H. HOWARD ,
,705 Covington Avenue
(residence unknown; last known address)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH H. HOWARD
705 Covington Avenue
Opp, AL 36467
(residence unknown; last known address)
JOSEPH H. HOWARD
J. C. Enterprises 02 ReidA ..e
Authonzed Sales, Cenle
S: Irn.pr.. eri .Beaut, Consultant
5 Hw, Me.';' r,4e, Beach, FL
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial industrial
A 8 R Fence
Feciang and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN593115646 (850) 647-4047
"Total Lawn Care Needs"
332 Paradise Lane,
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Restoring, renovating, and maintaining
residential and business landscapes, since 1985
229-5282 Kathleen Kelly, owner
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
f C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let Rentals
Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
P. 0. Box 274
Opp, AL 36467
(last known mailing address)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH H. HOWARD
P. 0. Box 274
Opp. AL 36467
(last known mailing address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property In Gulf
Lots 7 and 9, Block 24, Port St. Joe Beach;
Unit Two, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 6,
Public Records of Gulf County. Florida. ,
TOGETHER WITH all the Improvements
now or .hereafter erected :n the property,
S and. all ea.ements nghts appurtenance;,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
and profLit water nghts and atock and all
S flrures now or hereafter attached to the
b-aa beer, filed againsIt 3 u and ,ou are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses. if any, to it on
Gerald D. Davis, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is 'HOLLAND & KNIGHTf LLP, Post Office Box 3542,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33731, on or before Oct. 15,
2001, or thirty days from the date of the first publi-
cation and file the,original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default'will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint
or petition. .
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 7 day of Sept., 2001.
DOUGLAS C BIRIMINCHA.M
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
As Deputy Clerk
2tc, September 13 and 20, 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-48
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive RFF's from any person, company or cor-
poration Interested In providing the following
3-5 minutes of beta film footage
introducing the "Discover Old Florida"
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Uquldaled damages of$25.00 per
day will be assessed for each 'day goods remain
Speclficatons may be obtained from the Gull
County Clerk s Office at 1000 Cecil G CosUn Sr
3Bld Room 146. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Phone
,8501 229 6113 .' (850) 229-6174 (Fax}.
Please indicate on the envelope that this. Is a
SEALED RFP and Include the RFP NUMBER.
RFIs will be received until Monday. September 24,
2001 at 5 00 p m E D T. at the Office of the Clerh
of Court, 1000 Cecl C Coaun Sr Blid Room 14.
Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER
/s/ Nathan Peters; Jr., Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
2tc, September 13 and 20, 2001.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Position Title: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Position Number:908857, Class Code:8857,,Closing Date:9 /17."2001, Location:GULF, County:GULF,
Part Time:Y, Pay Grade:017, Pay, Plan:01, Annual Salary Range:$25,047 36 to $39.226 46
(Appl;canli are normally hired at the minimum of the salary range), Contact Person:DAViD M FUZE.
GULF CO HEALTH DEPT, 502 FOURTH STREET, PORT ST JOE FL 32456. Phone:1850)227.1276
Suncom:771-2000, Announcement Type:Open Competitive Opportunity, An Equal
Opportunity/Allrmarrve Action Employer. We hire only U S citizens and lawfully authorized aJien
workers Preference shall be given to certlan veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by chapter
295. Florida Staluie.s If you need an accommodation because ol a disability n order to participate in
the application/selection process, please notly the hiring authority in advance The Slate of Florida
does not toleratee violence in the workplace Special Notes:OPS POSITION @$12 65 PER HOUR, 20-
40 HOURS PER WEEK RESPONSIBLE FOR PERFORMING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SANITARY
EVALUATIONS IN PROG AREA OF ENV HLTH FINGERPRINT REOD CERTIFICATION UNDER SECTION.
381.0101, FLORIDA STA'UES Minimum Qualifications:A bachelor's degree from an accredited col-
lege or university with a ma or in one of the physical or natural sciences, environmental health, sani-
tary science, public h'altl, engineering, hotel'and restaurant management, criminal justice or law
enforcement. SPECIAL NOTES: Positions in the Department of Health responsible for performing envi-;
ronmenlal health and sanitary evaluations in a primary program area of environmental health require
certilcolaon in accordance with Section 381 0101.. Florida Statutes. Note:Education and experience
equivalent to that required in the minimum qualifications may be considered for the vacancy. This
Agency. is not accepting electronic applications for this position. You may submit a hard copy of your
application to the address indicated in,the announcement., : i9/13
The Gulf County Enterprise Zone Development
Agency will meet Thursday, September 20, 2001, at
12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Room 307, Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex. Discussion will be held on Enterprise Zone
The public is welcomed to attend.
I-i SwlemTr ar 13 2001
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recrealion and
parks announces a public workshop to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, September 20, 2001, 7:00 PM (EDT)
PLACE: Gulf County Senior Citizens Center
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
PURPOSE: A public workshop has been scheduled for Thursday,
,..... .Spmber,2.0,200at..7:0.Q PM (EDT) to address public
access to the Wilderness Preserve at T. H. Stone Memorial
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The meeting will be held
at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Center, (120 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456). The purpose of the
meeting is to present work group findings and recom-
mendations, and to provide an opportunity for public
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommoda-
S tions Io participate in this meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling
Ann .Harvey, Park Manager, T. H. Stone Memorial St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park, at (850) 227-1327. If you
are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency
.. by calling 1-800-342-1335.
ih ,.peir[tr 13 2001
I' ** *
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday,
September 18, 2001. at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, in the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and
possibly act upon the following:
1.' Approve Minutes August 21, 2001
2. Small Scale land Use Change from RLD to MC/RLD Parcel ID #1517-089
& ID #1517-090 -W. C. Robinson
3. Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan text and map revisions
'the public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the
:meeting can be obtained from the Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944.
.' -- ,. Splen.bt..r 13, 2001
The .Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
hold a workshop, Monday,
September 24,. 2001, at 5:30
p.m., E.T., in the County
Commission Meeting Room,
Robert M. Moore Adminis-
tration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, Port St.
Joe, Florida to discuss the fol-
Nathan Peters, Jr.
AUTOBEATY &H ATH~rCOK~f~jINGCCL MER- ELCTONI
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
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SALES & REPAIR
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Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Free Estimates RF0066770
477 Ponderosa Pines'
Port St. Joe, FL
Owner: Chris Acree
I SMT i RESIDENTIAL & SM, COMMERCIAL
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1 Call Does It All For Your
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Over 25 yrs. experience, Lic. & Insured
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SB.P. & S. ELECTRIC, INC.
Commercial ie Residential Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured Lic.#ER A 015305
(850) 638-4167 (850) 639-5429
( GARRY L. GADDIS
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-' CRAFT CLEAN SERVICE, INC. $
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Highway 98 Highland VieW Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
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Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
c2 fXttentA*/ toM, 2eta 1J
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction
Insured License #RR0067190
Locally owned and operated
Clayton Concrete, Inc.
Glen Cl.aY.u., ,,, u nir
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S, Concrete Pumping Services
an Hire the Experienced!
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License#01-0138 Mobile: (850) 653-7352
Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
Ik 2026 Marvin Avenue,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 229-6859
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
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A/C Heating Ice Machines
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Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
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