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. SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR, NUMBER 3
The Star On Line at http://www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER
Fall Sports Pg .10-lAA
Saltwater Slam Pg. 3A
ANRR Historyi Pg. 1B
Activities Pg. 6A
Opportunities Pg. 8A
Letters to Editor Pg. SA
* School News Pg.2B,
Classifieds Pg 6-7B
Trades & Services Pg.7-8B
To Speak On
Al Cardenas will speak
Thursday night to the Gulf
Federated Republican Women and
Gulf County Republican
Executive Cornmmitee at Butler's
Restaurant in Port St. Joe.
Al Cardenas is serving his
second term as Chairman of the
Republican Party of Florida. the
largest state political party min the
count tr. Prior to his service as
chairman, Cardenas served three
consecutive terms as vice-chair-
*Cardenas was recently
ap pointed by the chairman of the
l*.ublican National Committee to
ser' on the Executive
Committee. the highest policy-
making board at the RNC. In
making the appointment. Gov.
Jim 'Gimore said Cardenas 'rep-
resents the changing face and
leadership of the Republican
(See CARDENAS on Page 3A)
"i "..' ":
;caCe as flag.
memory of t
nidnies on Ti
year rather t
You At The Pole
r's "See You At The Pictured in the adjacent
held special signifi- photo, students gathered around
s flew at half mast in the flag pole at Port St. Joe High
hose .who lost their School. Middle school and high
school students gathered around
lents held their cere- their campus' flag pole taking
tuesday morning this time to pi-ay. for pressing issues,
han at the traditional classmates, teachers, and fami-
esday) : because the lies. Events throughout the coun-
out Wednesday. ty were reportedly well attended.
Virus Is Here
One Horse Dead; Others Sick; Bird From PSJ Tests Positive
No sooner than Gulf County,
SHealth Department Director Doug
Kent received word of confirma-
tion that the West Nile Virus was
indeed present in Gulf County)
that some of the first cases been
reported in area horses.
It has been previously report-'
ed in The Star that several dead'
birds have been sent to the
Florida Department of Health for
testing to confirm their cause of
death. Kent received word last
week that a blue jay found at
2111 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe
has tested positive for Wost Nile
virus infection. ,
This is the first bird to test
positive. Other reports, to; date
have been negative, but there are
still several dead birds upon
which the state has not yet com-
pleted the testing procedures. It
takes four to six weeks for the.'
West Nile virus to be positively
identified through the testing pro-
Ironically, about the same
time the local health department
was receiving word about the bird
testing positive, horses began to
get sick showing symptoms of the
West Nile virus. Cases of West Nile
virus in horses have been report-
ed throughout Gulf County.
Thus far, only one horse has
reportedly died from the virus.
The horse in question belonged to
Julia Cunningham of Cape San
Bias. At least one other horse
owner in the Cape area has taken
her horse to the veterinarian with
symptoms of the West Nile virus.
Horses in the Wewah-tchka area
_have also been .confirmed as hay-
ing apparent symptoms of the
Gulf County Extension
Director Roy Lee Carter sent the
following letter out to area horse
Dear Equine Owner:
We have had some cases of
SWest Nile Virus 'here in Gulf
County. There is an experimen-
tal vaccine on the market now.
sold and distributed only by
licensed veterinarians. It is high-
hI recommended by the
Cooperative Extension, Florida
Department of Agriculture and
private veterinarians that you
have your equine vaccinated for
For more information con-
cerning this matter. please con-
tact your local veterinarian or
your local Cooperative Extension
Service. [Phone (850) 639-
3200/229-2909 or fax (850) 639-
Clinical signs of the West Nile
virus in horses are listlessness,
stumbling and Incoordination,
weakness of limbs, ataxia. partial
paralysis, and death. Fever was
not generally observed. Other
signs that can be indicative of a
West Nile virus infection in horses
are impaired vision, head tilt,
Inability to swallow, circling,
hyperexcitability, or coma.
If a horse shows signs that
are suggestive of infection with
West Nile virus, contact a veteri-
narian to examine and test the
horse. It is important not to pre-
sume that horses with these signs
have West Nile encephalitis. A
definitive diagnosis is required to
rule out other diseases with simi-
lar signs (for example: rabies, bot-
ulism, Eastern Equine Encepha-
litis. Western Equine Encepha-
litis, and Venezuelan Equine
A positive diagnosis for West
Nile virus can be confirmed by
testing the blood of an infected
horse for virus or antibody.
Horses that have been vacci-
nated against Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE) are not pro-
tected from West Nile virus.
The ood news for horse own-
ers is that approximately 90% of
treated horses do survive the
\Vest Nile virus and the expen-
mental vaccine is available.
Humans are also at risk of
contracting St. Louis Encephalitis
(SLE), Eastern Equine Encepha-
This tug sank last Wednesday night while working with dredge crews on the Apalachicola River.
Dredge Tug Sinks
Over the past few years there
has been a lot of talk about dis-
continuing dredging along the
Several million dollars have
even been appropriated to repair
and restore a portion of the damn-
age inflicted on the waterway by
years of dredging practices.
Maintenance dredging does
continue to occur in and along the
river and is currently in progress
near Wewahitchka. Last
Wednesday night, a barge working
with Inland Dredging (Tennessee)-
sank i'hile working at the dredge
The barge struck a section of
piping used to carr' spoil away
from the dredge. tearing a hole in
its underbelly. Workers were able
to get the vessel near shore before
it completely. submerged. .
The dredge accident took
place approximately two miles
down rver from the Gaskin Park
Adult Entertainment Ordinance Close
PSJ Commission Is Nearly Ready To Take Action
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers are very close to advertising
an ordinance that places certain
restrictions on adult entertain-
ment within the city.
While it has been ruled
unconstitutional to not allow
adult entertainment businesses,
certain limits and restrictions can
be placed on such businesses
through legally constructed ordi-
nances. Board Attorney Russell
Scholz presented the board with'a
proposed ordinance Tuesday
evening and explained the restric-
tions proposed., ,
Ordinance #f283-Adult En-
limits adult entertainment busi-
nesses to industrially zoned areas'
within the city. The only industri-
al zone in the city is located in the
corridor extending along the
rIndustrial Road. off Highway 98
west of town. and the mill proper-
The ordinance adds addition-
al restrictions by stating that,
adult entertainment businesses
can't locate within 250 feet of a
major highway-including High-
way 98 and : Industrial Road.
Furthermore, they can't locate
within 250 feet of a tourist corri-
dor (that includes waterways, bay
and gulf) nor within 1,000 feet of
churches, schools, residents, and
Commissioner Benny Roberts
asked the board to also add a
restriction that would restrict the
sale of alcoholic beverages in
areas where there is exotic danc-
ing. Attorney Scholz explained
that what's exotic 'dancing for one
person might not be exotic for
another. Defining exotic could
open the ordinance up for legal
challenge if the board was not
The board will revisit the ordi-
nance during its next meeting and
review wording restricting exotic
dancing. If they agree to the
changes they will begin advertis-
ing the ordinance for adoption.
Park Grant/Soccer Field
Commissioners discussed the
proposed location of two soccer
fields which are planned as part
of a 8150.000 recreation grant
from the state.
Current plans were calling for
the two fields to be located in
Forest Park between 10th and
16th Streets in the area where a
city nine-hole golf course is locat-
ed. While the course is not kept
up. it is still used as a practice
area by many golfers.
The board members stated
that they have received several
complaints about building the
fields on the golf course site. They
were not against the soccer fields.
but rather did not Want to lose the
golf course if possible.
Several members bf the local
soccer league were present at the
meeting. Dr. Tom Curry, speaking
on behalf of the league, stated
they were not so much concerned
about the location of the fields, as
they were having a place to play
locally, complete with restroom
The league currently has to
travel to Panama City to play the
bulk of their games because they
do not have a regulation size field.
Park committee members will
review the Forest Park complex
and see if adequate room is avail-
able in another area of the park to
locate the fields. ;The matter will
be further discussed at the
board's next meeting.
In Other Business
*Held budget hearings,
approving a new millage rate of
6.67 mills, which equals a
12.35% decrease in ad valorem
*Discussed purchasing sever-
al',lots for parking in the down-
town area near Reid Avenue. The
board will receive estimates for
cost from Preble-Rish, Inc. engi-
neer Bill Kennedy before further
discussion. They also hope- to get
some grant assistance and help
from local merchants to purchase
*Lois Byrd approached the
board on behalf of her brother
Henry Stallworth. She explained
an: ongoing problem with his
water meter and asked the board.
to refund money for past overpay-
Public Works Superinten-
dent Terry McDaniel will use
readings from a recently installed
new meter to come up with an
average charge to base past rates
on to establish a corrected
Regulators of the T. H. Stone
Memorial State Park on St.
Joseph Peninsula will be holding
a public workshop this Thursday
(tonight) to discuss local concerns
about park management and pol-
Several issues have fueled-
local concerns and members of a,
local state park advisory board
have been meeting with park reg-
ulators to work through those
concerns over the past several
Thursday's meeting will be
held at 7:00 p.m. EDT at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Center,
located just north of the Gulf
County Courthouse complex
beside the Gulf County Library.
The good news for most users
of the park is that the majority of
local concerns appear to have
been worked out during three
mini workshops between park
authorities and the advisory com-
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-
*Received notification of
phase two of Battles Street
Stormwater Project funding. The
board agreed to advertise the pro-
ject as soon as possible.
Out by Committee
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-"ys e." But, there are
several restrictions, rules, and
regulations that must be followed.
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 agencies.
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 County TDC Director
Paula Pickett, Frank D. May,
William J. Rish, Jr., Bill Koran,
Jim Norton, and County
Commissioner Jerry Barnes-was
seeking a "common sense"
(See PARK on Page 3A)
, ; !1
(See WEST NILE on Page 3A)
Public :Park Meeting
To Be Held Tonight
Local Concerns andPolicy Issues are
Students, parents, teachers, and friends meet at the pole.
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(/ y EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
WILLIE RAMS EY, EDITOR
For the Sleeping Gidt
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Alarm clock.wars!!! How long have they been going on? haves
I I 1 '.1 :1 Ish oui
Alarm clocks have to be the toughest, most durable of all It
time keeping devices. You talk about taking a lickin' and keep- grant
ing on ticking. I've bounced more than my share off the dress-
er, against the wall, and onto the floor. all to no avail, They
just kept on buzzing.
Never made any difference whether they were the old wind- -'
up type (who's ticking rhythms would lull you, not only to sleep,
but into art almost hypnotic state) or these' new digital clocks "1
complete with back-up batteries (just int case the power goes
off). Alarm clocks are universally tough.
I've got a son who regularly sets two alarm clocks. On more
than one occasion, I've called his-house and the phone ringing
would wake his wife-he would still be sleeping with two alarm
clocks and the phone ringing ifi his ears! :
Now, somehow or another, this all seems to change when
the weather starts to chill and hunting season starts. Even the
stealthy pitty patter of a little bitty church mouse making its
way across the floor can wake the Ramsey men from their deep
sleep. Up at 4:00 a.m.-no problem when hunting season is set
to start. '
Somehow or another the body just seems to know that
hunting season is here and sleep loses all importance.
Now I've heard a lot of commentaries about "America's Wake *
Up Call" since last, Tuesday. most of which are far wiser and
better expressed than any thoughts I might share.
One thing is for certain, whether those responsible for these
acts of terrorism meant to make it happen or not, America is
Unfortunately for these terrorists, not only have they awak-
ened, the sleeping giant, but he wakes up:in a pretty bad mood
when he does wake up. Americans across the country have
slung their alarm clocks hard against the walls of disbelief as 14
they have tried to come to grips with the realities, horrors, and
senselessness of barbaric acts.
Extremist groupsled-by Osama Bin Laden are currently the'.i .
priitte suspects in these atrocities. Ironically, they'claim reli--l'- t
gibus beliefs as the catalyst for their actions. But,,.thes6Qtrror-
ist acts can't be justified by even the most liberal interpreta-
tions of their beliefs.
In Tuesday's paper, President Bush read a passage from the
Koran-"In the long run evil in the extreme will be the end of
those who believe in' it."
These events have spurred a new awareness of God in our
country. As I drove to work early Tuesday morning, one of the
local radio stations had parted from their strictly country for-
mat and was intermingling gospel music in its programming.
Callers were overwhelmingly grateful top the station for not only
the music, but ithe accompanying commentaries expressing 3
Flags and banners quoting scripture and expressing trust in
God adorn our community. Maybe this sleeping giant -has
awakened in more ways than one, as "In God We Trust" takes
on a new meaning in' many Americans' lives. ,
No one knows what the future holds. Our lives have been
forever changed, and we prepare to react to these acts of ter-
My prayer, is that America's greatest single tragedy may be
the catalyst'that sparks".the flames that will light our brightest
hour--God. please bless America!!
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
i4 W s K4 by Kesley Colbert
... That Our Flag Was Still There
owe you, or this-country .
tmebody an apology today. I
n't been the American that I.
t is so easy to take it all for
t:d., I was raised by great par-
ents and I'm surrounded today by
brothers who love me. children
who make me proud, a wife that
cares deeply, in-laws who accept
me, fnends who overlook my
And I hate known nothing all
my life except freedom, joy, peace,
liberty. God'blessed me with a'land
flowing with milk 'ad honey
Oh, I've understood the cost.
I've reflected on Valley Forge,
Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, Iwo
Jima and the' Tet Offensive. 'The
Star Spangled Banner has long
been my favorite song. I have shed
tears when our flag was presented.
I will tell you proudly of my
Father's role in World War II and
David's year in Viet Nam. I am
truly appreciative. But my heart-
felt gratitude usually manifests
itself for about 'five minutes on
Memorial, or'Veterans Day.
I crowd my Americanism in
there quickly, between the milk
and the honey I want to be patri-
0tic .... if it doesn't interfere with
the ball game or the movie or the
I have made fun of our presi-
dent. I have shook my head in dis-
gust at Congress as they wrangle
over Social Security premiums for
the year 2025, or tout bipartisan-
ship-then vote on party lines, or
pork barrel ten zillion dollar's to
build a bridge that is not tieeded
over a river ir' Montana that I
never heard of.
You know, if I had gotten my
. eyes off myself and prayed harder
and longer and more 'sincerely...
. the various presidents'of my
lifetime wouldn't have given' cause
to so many jokes. Congress could'
have been 'more focused.
Decisions, directions and life itself
possibly,, and quite probably, could
have taken on a more positive out-
look. "Things" in the second week
of September of 2001 might have
been a lot different!
I was too busy "being me" to
even remotely consider the possi-
bility that a crazed enemy would
fly a captured airplane into a
building filled with thousands of
I have heard several news
reporters ,ask various religious
leaders in the past few 'd ys,
"Where was God during this' great
tragedy?" That is not the. right
question. The question should be
"Where have we been for the past
forty years or so?"
Have we remembered to keep
the Sabbath day holy? Have. we
loved our enemies? Have we let
any other gods slip in? Have we
slaughtered any of our young and
innocent? Have we compromIised
morals under the'guise of .not
Do we' not comprehend;' the
story of Noah? Did we learnnoth-
ing from Sodom and Gomorrah?
God, country,'me. There.4s an
order to it!
I know I have just drafted with
the fruits and the benefits and the
good parts. And have beenq:uick
to criticize, dismiss, ignor_ or
make' fun of those things that I
didn't like, didn't have time for, or
feared I couldn't change. '
It is no fun to say it this:morn-
ing--and I can blame God orillvis
or my second, grade teacher or
make excuses till the cows, dome
home-but ultimately I hay., to
accept some responsibility fa6 the
world I live in. !
Before I start to taking
demands on God to blegg our
country and take care of isl and
straighten out all of this rness in
our time of need . I dred to
repent and turn from my wicked
Ours, truly, is a blessed
nation. We 'need to start Funder-
standing just how great that' bless-
irig. s. We need.'to get our eyes on
the prize There is a path .out of
this maze, .. but let me tell you,
it is straight and narrowly ;r,
(See KESLEY ON PAQE 3)
Catastrophic Events Change Lives Across the Land
SOMEBODY MUST BE mad
with us. At least, they are definite-
ly put out with us; else why would
they hi-jack four airplanes and
ram them into the twin towers of
the World Trade Center and the
All those people killed!
All that damage!
All done because somebody
didn't agree with our way of life.
I wouldn't want to be the per-
son responsible for the carnage
and destruction. President Bush
said we will hunt the responsible
party-or parties-down, and the
punishment will not be light!
I believe him.
Persons who would deliber-
ately do such things don't deserve
to live among civilized people on
this earth. There is definitely
something wrong with them.
THE DAMAGE AND destruc-
tion accomplished, reminds me of
the two devastating fires we had
in Port St. Joe. The fires and edifice.
destruction weren't as huge as the One bright, sunshiny summer
destruction of the World Trade day, about noon, it caught fire. It
Center and damage to the Penta- went up like a torchl
gon, but considering the size of Port St. Joe had one. ,ire
Port St..Joe. compared with New"' truck-an American LaFrance
York City and Washington. D.C., -on an open Ford chassis. In
they were just as devastating otherwords, itwvas a convertible!
-comparatively-as were these But the presence of the truck
two fires and collisions. did little good, because the -fire
Back in 1943, the Port Inn was so hot you couldn't get closer
burned and made. a devastating than a block away.
The old Port Inn was on the THE PORT INN was a, big
property now occupied by the pre- loss to Port St. Joe, as it was the
sent-day St. Joe Motel. It was center of much activity in the city.
made of pitch pine lumber and It served as the center for m'iost
was as large as the present-day social gatherings and activities
and was a devastating loss to the
During the course of the huge
fire, a water heater zoomed sky-
ward from the middle of the, con-
flagration, like a sky rocket! And,
it wentalmost as high as a sky-
rocket before it exploded and fell
back into the inferno.,
I was working for the founder
of THE STAR, Bill Smith, at the
time, and we went to the middle of
Fifth Street, ,at the intersection
with Reid Avenue, and took pic-
tures of the blaze. Smith had, an
old wooden Speed Graphic press
camera and we. had managed for a
little film from lyndall Air Force
Base. You couldn't buy film
because of war shortages.
That was one big fire!
THE OTHER MAJOR fire of
destruction to: cause major con-
cern for Port St. Joe, was the fire
which burned the stockpile of
wood at the former St. Joe Paper
The paper company used. to
'keep a stockpile of pine -logs,
which measured about ,30 feet
high and stretched from near the
highway to the mill's barking
drums. It was' a huge pile of logs!
One day, they caught fire
They burned for a full after-
noon, all, night long, and, on into
the afternoon the second day.
Smoke poured from the pile
and, at times, completely covered
the highway, stopping traffic. At
times, the wind would shift
around to the east and blow, the,.
smoke out across the bay.
Fire trucks came from all over,
and pumped water on the fire all
day and night.
Men carried gasoline to fuel
the trucks and keep them run-
Other men, and restaurants,
made sandwiches and carried
drinks to the men manning the
pumperss and the fire hoses.,
The aim of the firefighters was
to keep the mill running by not
letting its stock of pulpwvood b urn.
It never stopped running, but it
was touch and go there fdr a
THAT WAS THE ONLYllnme
the huge wood pile caught ire,
but it served as a wake-up call as
to what could happen, if fire safe-
ty matters weren't strictly adhered
These two fires were bata-
strophic to Port St. Joe--as tata-
strophic as were the fires ini New
York City and Washington, '.C.,
and caused the people concerned
just as much anxiety as thp! big
ones during last week.'
The big difference in the6 two,
was, there wasn't the tremenrdous
loss of life in the Port St. Jod hres
as there were e intheo twoI? t ires
caused by the terrorists; nor,!were
the Port St. Joe fires caused itten-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 3A
Slam Tourney This Weekend
Boatloads of Fishing, Eating, and Dancing are Planned
The third annual Gulf County
Saltwater Slam fishing tourna-
ment will be this weekend Friday,
September 21 and Saturday,
September 22 in Port St. Joe.
Along with the tournament, spon-
The Gulf County Commission
will hold its final tax hearing next
Monday, September 24th.
'' The final public hearing on its
village rate and budget proposal
will begin at 5:01 p.m., ,EDT, in
the commission's meeting room
located in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building in the
Gulf County Courthouse complex.
The board's budget for 2001-
2002 includes a tax increase of
S1.1.56% over. the previous year's
budget. This Increase in revenue
comes as a result of an increase of
$118,000,000 (million) in
appraised property value.
Commissioners did lower the
mileage rate slightly from 6.6248
to 6.5750 mills; but this was still
considerably more than the roll-
' back rate villagee rate which
would raise the same amount of
'tax dollars as the previous year).
Big ticket areas of increased
Jtinding are: fuel cost, insurance,
sheriffs officers' salaries, and
S. equipment purchases.
sors will also host the third annu-
al Special Needs Children's
Tournament on Friday,
All activities originate at the
Port St. 'Joe Marina at the end of
SRegistration; for the main'
event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Friday, September 21. Fishing
approach to some of the regulato-
ry issues within the preserve and
did reach common grounds of
agreement with, the park repre-
Boats and their passengers
can access the shoreline areas of
the 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',
S(bayside) extending around the tip
of the point and three-quarters of
a mile gulfside 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
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
aw rds ceremony following.
S 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
(See SLAM on Page 12A)
From Page 1
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 uIsers need to also know
that free roaming dogs can dis-
rupt and destroy nesting areas
and are therefore restricted from
interior Access To Preserve
'*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 into 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,
m marinas, convenience stores,
realtors, and, of course, the park
There will be no commercial
access to the wilderness area. but
folks who have rented a boat can
access the area on a rented Ves-
Other areas addressed-
*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
,J was resolved.
*Regarding concessions, the
procedures to become a conces-
SAY "NO" TO PROPERTY TAX
*The average rate of inflation is 2.8%!
*The average working man is lucky to make. 3% more in wages!
*Effective October 1st, the Gulf County Budget is going up
11.56%, and the School Board Budget is increasing 18.06%!!
TELL YOUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS:
BALANCE THE COUNTY BUDGETS!
HOLD TOTAL SPENDING INCREASES
TO A MAXIMUM OF 5% IN 2002!
The Gulf County Tax Watch Committee believes the time has come to
manage our budget responsibly and live within our income, particularly
with' property assessments having increased by $118 million, and taxes
going up so much for everybody! Let your commissioner and board mem-
ber know how you feel about over-spending tax receipts at a time when
Gulf County citizens cannot afford it! We will never attract industry and
jobs by raising taxes and discouraging growth! Tell your commissioner
and board member to balance the budget:
Carmen McLemore......... 639-3373
Billy Traylor................. 639-2404
Carl Fox ....................... 827-2328
Nathan Peters, Jr. ......... 229-8330
Jerry Barnes................. 227-1647
Mary Pridgeon ............... 639-2915
Oscar Redd..................... 639-5253
Linda Wood.................... 229-8414
Billy C. Quinn, Jr........... 227-9801
Charlotte Pierce............... 227-1475
ATTEND THE ...
COUNTY BUDGET HEARING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 5:01 P.M., ET
COUNTY COMMISSION ROOM, GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE
NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 9:00 A.M., ET
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 150 MIDDLE SCHOOL ROAD, PORT ST. JOE
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sionaire at the park were out-
*Improving 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
Cardenas From Page 1
Cardenas has been active in
Republican politics for more than
25 years. He has represented the
SState 'of Florida at every
Republican National Convention
After Ronald Reagan' sSuc-
cessful presidential campaign in
1980, the President-elect chose-
Cardenas for his transition team,
making him responsible for the
transition of three agencies,plus
the General counsel's Office of
the U. S. Department of
Commerce. President Reagan also
appointed him to chair the
President's Commission on .Small.
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litis (EEE), Western Equine
Encephalitis, and LaCrosse,
Encephalitis. Even .though the
risk of contracting the arbovirus-
es is low for humans, people still
need to use protective measures
to reduce their risk of getting the
There is no reason to panic,
but it is important to take the
necessary measures to guard
against inosquito bites-- ,
:*Avoid outdoor= activities
between 'dusk and dawn when
mosquitoes are likely to be look-
ing for blood meals;
el*If you must be outdoors
. when mosquitoes are active, cover
':- .up by wearing shoes, socks, long
pants and long-sleeved shirts;
*Use mosquito repellent; and
*Eliminate stagnant water in
birdbaths and any other recepta-
cles in' which mosquitoes might
.. The disease caused by the
virus is known as encephalitis
and can be severe in the elderly,
but it is usually mild in healthy
adults and children. Humans
.infected with West Nile virus can
experience mild to severe symp-
toms including elevated fever that
comes on quickly and lasts from
five to six days.
Other symptoms include
severe headache, a rash, swollen
lymph nodes, gastrointestinal
problems, and pain associated
with the eyes, muscles, and back.
In serious cases, the symptoms of
encephalitis can cause death.
Mortality rates in humans range
from five to 13%.
Vaccines are not currently
available for the vast majority of
Including West Nile virus and St.
Louis Encephalitis-in humans.
Less than 1% of those per-
sons infected with the West Nile
virus will develop severe illness.
Say you Saw It In Tihe Star!
and Minority Business Affairs'and
later as Special Ambassador to St.
Kitts-Nevis upon that nation's
* President George H. WV, Bush
appointed Cardenas to the-Board
of Directors of the a Federal
National Mortgage Association. He
also served on .the President's
Trade Policy Commission.
Cardenas is a partner in the
statewide law firm of Tew
Cardenas Rebak Kellogg Lehman
DeMaria & Tague, LLP. He holds a
law degree from Seton Hall
University and is admitted to
practice before the United States
Al Cardenas was born in
Havana, Cuba on January 3,
1948. He came' to the United
States with his parents at the age
of 13. Today, he and his wife.of 22
years, Diana Lora, reside in Key
Biscayne, Florida.. They have six
The hors doeuvres buffet
starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are
$8. For reservations call 647-
(From Page 2)
I am praying for George Bush
today like'I should.have been pray-
ing for Dwight David., Eisenhower
and John F. Kennedy in all those
wasted yesterdays. I am praying
for Dick Cheney and Colin Powell.
S. and youl
As for Larry King and the other
"confused" news reporters, let me
tell you where God was last
Tuesday morning. He was shoul-
der to shoulder with those
undaunted. firemen, rushing into
those towering infernos. He was
with every New York policeman
pulling people back, carrying
some, helping others. God was in
the Pentagon, leading Lt. Col.
Victor Correa down the correct hall
to safety, as he, in turn, led others.
God had his arms wrapped around
the mother in Duluth, Minnesota,
whose only son worked on the
102nd floor of the South Tower.
There was only one set of foot-
prints all over this nation last
iAnd He had a hand on his
throat and a tear in his heart ....
But here is the good news.
God has not forsaken us! He has
not left us to our own devices just
yet. There is still time. And more
importantly, there is still hope
He has gotten our attention.
He's waiting to see how we
respond. But I know He hasn't left
.... cause on that Tuesday morn-
ing God turned his back on Sodom
and Gomorrah, there wasn't one
single person left to raise their flag
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
Garden Club's 53rd Year Starts
with Luncheon and Presentation
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
celebrated the beginning of its
53rd year with a salad luncheon
on Thursday, September 13. The
luncheon focused on the suc-
cesses of the 2000-01 season and
the status of current projects. The
meeting was also highlighted by a
special presentation to a long time
The club anticipates a busy,
year as members continue their
!work ort their many community
service and educational projects..
In her introductory address, Club
President Zebe Schmitt empha-
sized the expansion of the Club's
role in community beautification
and the success of new and ongo-
Working with the city, the
county, and local businesses,
members hope to see the "Port St.
Joe Pride' program continue to,
enhance the appearance of the
downtown area and roadways
with seasonal and wildflower
planting. Club members will work
to improve the .Garden center
grounds, continuing the work
begun last spring. The Children's
Garden at Port': St. Joe
Elementary, one of the Club's
most successful programs, will
continue its rmssion of introduc-"
ing children to the joy of garden-
The Garden Club is also par-
ticipating in October's Birding
'and Wildflower ,-Festival and
Christmas on the Coast, and will
have booths at both events.
Other events in the planning
stages, including "Christmas in
the Garden", a symposium on
decorating for Christmas, to be
held in November.
In other club news, Barbara
Jean Wood was presented with a
pin honoring her as a Lifetime
Member of the Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs. This honor was
arranged, by her. husband, J.B.,
on the occasion of their 38th wed-
ding anniversary. Mrs. Wood, a
past president, of the, Garden
Club. has served in a variety of
capacities, most notably in help-
ing develop the Children's Garden
at Port St. Joe Elementary.:
Thursday's meeting, con-
cluded with the presentation of a
door prize to Sally Gainous. She
-will enjoy a year of fresh flowers.
donated by Heart's Desire Florist.
The Garden Club meets the
second Thursday of each month
at its location on Eighth Street.
The next meeting is October 11th
at 2 p.m.
Info Needed for Class
The Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1982 is planning the fes-
tivities for its 20th Class Reunion.
An effort is being made to contact
all the 1982 alumni to notify them
about the big event.
If you are interested in help-
ing coordinate the reunion or
know how to contact an alumnus
of '82, please contact Katrina
Etheridge at 850/229-6632, Kip
Alstaetter at 800/818-1868, and
/or email at psjreunion 1982'@hot-
The Episcopal Church Women
held their first fall meeting
Monday, September, 10. Joan
Johnson, president, called the'
meeting.to order. Samaritan Purse
Ministry shoeboxes are being pre-,
pared as Christmas gifts for
Millions of children have been,
touched by Operation Christmas,
a unique project of Christian relief
and. evangelism. Suggested items'
are small, toys, school supplies,
hygiene items, etc. If, anyone
Swishes to participate please call
648-8651 for further information.
More detailed information is
November 10th Annual
Christmas Bazaar plans are well
underway. Please put this date on
your calendar. Tickets are now
available for a drawing for A beau-
tiful pair of hand-crafted ceramic
lamps and an elegant crocheted
afghan from church members.
Look for more exciting informa-
tion on the bazaar next monthly
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Garden Club members
lower their flag to half
pause to '
respect during the annual lunch-
90th Birthday Celebration
Sy-' -. for The Star newspaper. She also
-'y 1 delivered papers to homes in .Oak
W, ','' Grove.
Mrs. Norris worked as a cus-
Stodian for over 31 years at the
F4 r Port St. Joe High School. She was
S a friend and mentor to many hun-
dreds of students and dozens of
I teachers during that time. She
has been a member of Oak Grove
Assembly of God for over 53 years.
Mrs. Stella is now a resident of
Bay St. Joseph Care Center since
,.. ., ,, .'. breaking her hip last March.
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Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate, Jr. is shown signing a procla-
mation declaring the week of September 17th through 23rd as
"Constitution Week" in the city urging all citizens to reflect on
the many benefits of our federal constitution and American citi-
In light of the recent events in our country, it is more impor-
tant than ever for Americans to realize, appreciate, and help to
preserve and protect the blessings of liberty established in the
constitution in this 214th anniversary of its signing.
Sadie Gardner, representing the local chapter of Daughters of
the American Revolution, looks on at the signing.
At 6:30, p.m. on Monday,
September 24th. in the Commons
Area, parents of the Class of 2002
of Port St. Joe High School will
continue preparations for projects
to raise funds for the annual drug
and alcohol free Project
Graduation evening of fun and
Every parent, or other inter-
ested family member or friend, is
needed throughout the school
year to lend a hand toward this
effort. Start by. attending this
The committee is kicking off
this year. with a drawing after
halftime at the September 28th
Port St. Joe versus Liberty County
game to give away a Stihl chain-
saw or weedeater of your choice
($200 value) donated by St. Joe
Rent-All. Chances to win this fine
prize will be on sale at each gate
until halftime. ,
Also sales will begin this week
for a chance at an "Escapeto t he
Cape Weekend"-including a
weekend stay in a Bay Villa,
donated by Gulf Coast Vacation
Rentals: a guided St. Joseph Bay
fishing charter, donatedby Capt.
Clint Moore of Channel 44; and, a
seafood dinner for. two, donated
by Butler's Restaurant. Get yours
Originally set for December
8th, the Christmas Dance Recital
of the Pam Nobles Studio has
been rescheduled for December
15th at 6 p.m.
S Stella Noiris
There will be a celebration of
the 90th birthday of Mrs. Stella
Norris on Saturday, September
22. It will take place at the Senior
Citizens Center between the hours
of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Mrs. Norris and her husband
moved.to Port St. Joe in the 1930s
from Washington County. They
first lived at Kenney's Mill where
Major Norris worked as a member
of the locomotive crew on the log
and lumber trains. Mrs. Norris
was busy raising a family of two
sons and two daughters. Later on
after moving to Oak Grove, Mrs.
Stella was a local correspondent
BAY WATCH BEAUTY SALON
Darlere Lamb. A faster Coimetologist
Specializing in Perms, Cuts, Color and Roller Sets
Women, Men and Children Welcome
Open Monday through Saturday
133 Magellan Street
St. Joe Beach
Call for Appointments
all 647-3683 or
335-0002 (Voice Mail)
To Port St. Joe Hwy 98 rT t. :..: sLh
We proudly announce the opening of:
COASTAL FOOT AND ANKLE CLINIC
74 Sixteenth Street, Apalachicola
(in the medical specialty building with Florida Coastal Cardiology)
Treating all your foot and ankle conditions:
Dr. Tamara A. Marsh
Native ...................Ozark, Alabama
B.S ....................Auburn University
Doctor of Podiatric
Medicine ....Barry University, Miami
:- :,Medical Center,-Chicago
*orthotic shoe Inserts
*corns and calluses'
*broken bones ,>
*heel pain/spurs >
for your appointment.
SThe Junior Service League of Port St. Joe
in conjunction with
I Gulf Coast Community College
is proud to present
Glad it's Autumn Luncheon and Symposium for Women
Saturday, October 6th I
from 11 a.m. till 2.p.m. EST
in the A Building located at the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College
a 3 Mini Seminars pertaining to Women's Interests
ti ,A Luncheon catered by Chef Kathy Whittemore
of the Beluga Cafe
O A Fashion Show featuring Ladies Fashions front
Gulf and Franklin County Stores
Featured Speakers include:
Jill Connor Browne
0 author of The New York Times' best-selling books, "The Sweet Potato
Queens' Book of Love" and "God Save the Sweet Potato Queens"
Dr. Clell C. Warriner, Ph.D.
psychologist and author of "He Eats His Sandwich Upside Down"
Keri Post, Vice-President of Visit Florida
speaking on vacationing in your own backyard
: Tickets are $25
.ft Call Carla May at (850) 227-2008 to Reserve Yours Now!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE SA
The family of Elizabeth
Thompson would like to say
thanks to everyone for the flowers,
food and cards, and also your
prayers. A special thanks to Dr.
Doonal, the nurses and all the
staff at Gulf Pines Hospital.
S'- We loved her so much; bit
God loved her more, and took her
to a better home of peace and rest,
with no more pain and suffering.
Thanks again and God bless.
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S Amy Ann Cox and Jason Dennis Owen
Amy Ann Cox and Jason
Dennis Owen are extremely
pleased, to announce their engage-
ment. They are the owners of
Owen Coat Painting and Pressure
Washing of Gulf County.
Amy is the daughter of James
and Glenda Cox of Howard Creek.
and the granddaughter of Elain
Quick and the late Hubert Quick
Jason is the son of Neal and
Linda Russ of Panama City. and
the grandson of .Woodrow and
Cordell Martin of Otter Creek.
The wedding will be held on
October .6th at Pinelog
Environmental Center State Park
in Ebro. at 5:30 p.m. CT.
MAll friends and family are wel-
come. Special thanks goes to
Howard Creek Fire Dept. for
Ribbon Cutting Marks McDonald's Opening
The local franchise of McDonald's. owned by Paul Hebert and his wife, Heidi Rice, officially opened
last Thursday. In the photo above, City of Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate cuts the ribbon marking open-
ing ceremonies. Shown from left are Manager Wendy Murnan, Chamber of Commerce secretary Beverly
Strickland, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandra Chafin, Mayor Pate, Mr. Hebert holding his
daughter. City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis and Heidi Rice. Last Saturday, Ronald McDonald was on hand to
entertain with an hour of magic and safety lessons. Numerous were given away to lucky win-
ners during the early afternoon. The community welcomes our newest business to locate here.
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
Office Hours: Monday Thursday
7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Ellis Fuller, DDS
Tonya Pollard, DDS
S Michelle King, RDH
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Every Thursday -10% off all regular priced cigars
Every Friday -10% off all regular priced gift items
Every Saturday -Wine tasting from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. CST
September 8 A Taste of France
September 15' A Taste of South Australia
September 22" A Taste of those Zany Zinfandels
Shop Hours*-iurday Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CST
%e h'ioWard is a proud sponsor of the Mexico Beach
Art & Wine Festival. Our third annual festival will be
held October 20, 2001 at the Driftwood Inn.
On September 11, 2001, we
started our day as usual-not
realizing that the date, 9/11,
would somehow symbolize the
desperation the morning would
bring. The United States was
dealt a devastating blow. with
attacks on the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon. The
sadness, confusion, and anger felt
in New York City and Washington,
D.C. flows throughout 'the entire
nation, All of America watched as
innocent lives were taken. Our
.eyes swelling with tears as those
buildings collapsed on our citi-
zens. Even though there are bod-
ies buried beneath the debris, we
pray that their souls are at peace.
The terrorists who caused
this destruction are the poster
children for the WEAK. Even the
Japanese. in 1941. bombed a mil-
itary installation. In their cow-
ardice, these terrorists made an
attack on innocent civilian life.
They have attempted to take away
the security of America's people.
*but we assure you that they have
not succeeded. We may be down,
but we are certainly not out. For
you see. Americans are 'far
stronger than that. Despite 'our
distress. we know we will pull
through with our heads held high:
our bond is stronger. than the
malicious attacks of evil terror-
These heartless cowards, as
well as those who are harboring
them, need to be very fearful for
their own lives. For the victims,
who did not deserve their terrible
fate, we must pull together four
broken hearts and shattered
ideas of safety and strike back for
all it's worth. The mighty power of
) the United States military will
rain down upon these terrorists.
Never again will they be, able to
walk the streets without fear of
GULF PINES MEDICAL CENTER
Vincent Ivers, M.D.
Wayne Blevins, PA-C
Specializing in Internal Medicine
and Emergency Services
providing 24 hour a day patient care.
Urgent Cardiopulmonary care to
minor surgical hospitalization as required.
On site diagnostic services include:
Colonoscopic and Endoscopic exams,i
EKG, CT Scan Radiology, Laboratory
102 20th Street Port St. Joe 850-229-8979
Dr. Vincent M. Ivers, M.D.
serving patients in Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties
the power of America descending
down upon them like a tornado.
What will happen next?
Thankfully, despite this huge
loss, our nation remains strong.
We aren't backing off in fear or in
awe. We are stepping up with
pride and standing ready to fight
for our country. The increased
sale of American flags shows the
extreme measures of patriotism
sparked by this blow to America..
Officials say that this is the first
step in showing the enemy that
SAmerica is indeed a strong nation
: and that we REFUSE to let this
I cowardly act put a damper on our
spirits. We must show our pridL
in America. for this nation, we
know, will never fall apart. No one
can .ake our pride away. We are
willing to stand and fight together,
so that America will remain "the
land of the free and the home of,
We must do whatever it takes
to show the world that America
will not tolerate the murder of her
people. We must trust the deci-
sions .of our leaders. and volun-
teer in any way we can to support
the effort to remedy this frighten-
'ing situation. We must work to
*abolish all types of prejudice.
Such a discriminatory attitude led
these cnminals to perpetrate this
heinous act upon Americans.
Never do we wait to display this
Stype of attitude, for when we do,
we will be imitating the attitude of
these terrorists whomwe so much
despise. When words fail, we will
just stand here ready and willing
to serve our beloved nation.
We lift up the victims of this
tragedy: the rescue workers who
are truly our heroes, the families
and friends of those who. lost,
loved ones, the people in New
York City and Washington. D.C.
who have experienced this
tragedy firsthand, and our friends
and neighbors in Port St. Joe who
struggle to make sense of the
No one knows what the com-
ing days and years .may hold for
America, but as our name states,
we are UNITED and this terrorist
act will only make us stronger. We
firmly believe that if all Americans
allow the passion for Lady Liberty
to burn brighter than the fires of
terrorist attacks, we will remain
,,one nation under God standing
together for Liberty and Justice
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Ms. Barbee's Senior Honors
SLA-- *1L .1 f L ,
To the Editor,
I would like t' propose that
the, citizens of Port St. Joe and
surrounding communities raise
money for the purpose of helping
the government of New York City.
Having spent the majority of my
working life in public service I was
oftentimes involved in disaster,
relief of one kind or another.
However. nothing I was ever
involved with begins to.compare
to what New York City is now fac-
The cost of victim recovery
and clean up is going to be stag-
gering. I thank God for those
many brave souls who have
already' volunteered their, time
and energies to help, however,
much more will be needed.
We cannot view this as just an
attack on New York City or the
Pentagon, instead we must see
this for what it is, an attack on the
United States. Therefore, I feel tit
is imperative that we do all we can
to help with the enormous task
that lies ahead. I can think of no
better way of showing our support
than giving all we can.
I realize that anything we give
will be Insignificant in comparison
to what others can give. However.
if every town big or small would
contribute something then we can
make a difference. You see, I
believe we are at a crossroads in
our destiny as a nation. We have
forgotten our humble beginnings
and how God has blessed us. We
have turned our backs on Him
and ignored Him and allowed our
nation to drift away from His pfro-
No longer can we afford to
ignore God or take Him for,
granted. It is time to honor Him
and to make sure that He has His
proper place in our hearts. G0od,'
prormses in His word that "If my
people. which are called by My
name. shall humble themselves, '
and pray, and seek My face, and
turn from their wicked ways: then
will I hear from heaven, and will
forgive their sins. and will heal
their land." [[Chronicles 7:14.-.
Needless to say we are In des-
perate need of God's healing
touch. This is a time for us to join
together, arm in arm and show
the world that this is a Christian
nation united in our love for God
and for one another. We must
show them that we are deter-
mined to defeat the powers of
darkness on every front. With
God's help we can rise out of the
ashes of destruction and build a
stronger and nobler nation where
God is King and justice prevails.
Pastor. First Pentecostal-
West Nile Virus
Strikes Port St.
Many of us horse owners in
Gulf County have been watching
the articles on West Nile Virus and
its progress down the eastern
seaboard. We all knew of cases in
Northern Flonda and as far south
as Key West. but last week it
struck home. My horse. Regent.'
began showing symptoms of the
West Nile virus last Tuesday, and
that night I got a call from Julia
Cunningham whose horse., Grant,
was showing similar signs. After
calling several friends who
referred me to an equine clinic in
Tallahassee, I reached Dr. Short
who confirmed my suspicions.
They have treated about 30
horses with WNV and over 90% of
those have survived.' I made
arrangements to transport Regent
to Tallahassee the following morn-
.ing, and the veterinarian on site
instantly recognized the West Nile
symptoms in Regent.
While many of us have read
about the symptoms, recognizing
them ii your own horse is not
that. easy. The most noticeable
trait of WNV that distinguishes it
from other related diseases such
as encephalitis, I learned, is a
twitching in the muzzle and the
horse's constant movement of the
mouth. Last Monday, Regent quit
eating his nuggets but continued
to eat hay and drink water. On
Tuesday, Regent's other symp-
toms developed with an unsteady
gait and little movement about the
yard. He whinnied a lot more than
usual and showed irritability by
biting our donkey, his best buddy.
By Wednesday, he was becoming
hypersensitive and would jump at
The clinic said Regent's case
appeared mild when he arrived
and his chances for a full recovery
were good. There is no cure for
WNV, but they can treat the
symptoms to help the horse
recover on his own. It is important
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Margaret Skelton Epperson,
age 84, of 154 East Henry Avenue
in Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, September 18 at Bay
Memorial Hospital in Panama
City. She was born in Jefferson
County, AL, and had been a resi-
dent of the Gulf and Bay County
area since 1955, moving here
from Sylacauga, AL.
She was precede( death by
.her husband How. persono,
her son James r :on, one
brother and five s
She is sur D)y a son,
David Epoerso .a wife Anne of
Pern tv, daughters, Dot
Watts and husband Ralph of
Wewahitchka, and Jo Sprague of
Akron, OH; a brother J.M. Skelton
and wife Mable of Sylacauga, nine
grandchildren; 15 great-grand-
children; two great-great-grand-
children; and a host of nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be
Friday, September 21, at 2 p.m.
ET, at Comforter Funeral Home
chapel officiated by Rev. Bo Boyett
of Christian Fellowship Indepen-
dent Baptist Church, where she
was a member. Holly Hill
Cemetery gathering is reserved for
family members only.
Visitation will be Thursday,
September 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
- I n o c m n e o t
PAIR CHARGED WITH AFFRAY
On Tuesday, September 11th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Deputy
Bobby Plair responded to a fight
between three men in the parking
lot of a store on the Cape.
The deputy determined that
the fight was between Kelly
Whitcomb (27, of Port St. Joe) and
Cesar Zambrano (19, of
Eastpoint), and a third person
was attempting to break up the
fight. Both Zambrano and
Whitcomb were arrested and
charged with affray and each
posted $250 bond and were
released from jail.
SEARCH WARRANT YIELDS
On Friday, September 14th,
deputies served a search warrant
on the home of Timothy Ryan
Clark, 27, on Whiting Street in
During the search of the
home, a quantity of cocaine was
found in Clark's pants pocket,
along with $750. Also, a baggie
containing marijuana was found
in a bedroom occupied by 18 year
old Buddy Powell.
Clark was charged with pos-.
session of cocaine and marijuana;
Powell was charged with posses-
sion of marijuana. Both were
taken to the Gulf County Jail and
at first appearance Clark's bond
was set at 825.000 and Powell's at
1993 WARRANTS ENFORCED
Saturday, September 15th,
Sergeant D. W. Forehand stopped
a vehicle on Highway 71, just
south of Wewahitchka.
Forehand checked to see if
there were any warrants on the
occupants and found that Charles
Coxwell (35, of Blountstown) had
two 1993 warrants for violation of
probation for possession of mari-
juana and driving with a sus-
pended driver's license.
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Dale Kent, 38, W/M, of Kinard,
failure to appear (re: aggravated
Sunday, September 16th-
Clifford Dykes, 26, W/M, of
Apalachicola, giving alcohol to
person under 21; and David
Hudak, 43, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, driving under the
FAILURE To, REPORT
Larry L. Jackson, 49, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested -. on
September 14th by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer Ross
Yowell on an arrest order.
On the 29th of August,
Jackson was first appeared for
the charge of retail; theft and
released on pre-trial release with
the condition to contact the pro-
bation officer every Friday, by
telephone. On August 31st and
September 7th, Jackson failed to
Jackson was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
Has your bicycle been stolen?
The Port St. Joe Police
Department has several bicycles
that have been found and turned
in. Please stop by the police sta-
tion, give a description of it, and
they will look through the bicycles
together to see if yours has been
ET, and one hour prior to the ser-
vice Friday. "Forever in our I,
Diana M. Smith
Mrs. Diana McDaniel Smith, '
64 of Apalachicola, died Monday, 4
September 10 in a local hospital. .
Born in Overstreet, she was a life- ^
long resident of this area. She 5
worked with Early Start Parent
Education Program with the ,
Franklin County Education"
Board. A son, Allen Smith, pre-
ceded her in death.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her,
husband Earl Lamar Smith; two,
daughters, Denise Clayton and ,
husband Michael, and Barbara i
Bellew; one sister, Glenda Varnes i
and husband Billy; five grandch il-
dren, Gina Taranto, Dusty'.
Mallon,; Lisa Clayton, Tabitha.
Polous. and Sara Clayton: three
great-grandchildren, Chase and
Brandon Taranto and Kaytlin
Graveside funeral services.
were conducted on Thursday. <'
September 13 at 2:00 p.m. EST in
the Magnolia Cemetery with Rev. .,
Bobby Shiver officiating.
Roscoe R., Billman of Me.dco'
Beach passed away Friday.
September 7, In Panama City.',
Born in Oklahoma, he had been a:
.resident of Mexico Beach for the
past 30 years. Before his reure-'.
ment he was a store manager for
the Singer Sewing Machine'
Company, managing several'
stores in Florida and Georgia.
He is survived by three
nephews and one niece.
A memorial service was held
at 10:00 a.m. CDT Tuesday,
September 11. at the First Unitedc
Ivethodist Church of Mexico,
Beach, conducted by the Rex.-'
Charlie Parker. Cremation is
St. Joe Bay
*The St. Joe Bay Committee
meets Thursday, September 27 at
9 a.m. at the Senior Citizens'
The program. will include an
update of scallops and turtles,
and discussion of future plans for
The public is invited to
Gulf County residents are
invited to attend a meeting to dis-
cuss and help design .a health
needs assessment for the commu-
nity that will target critical areas
of concern for funding. The meet-
ing will be held Thursday.
September 27, at 6:00 p.m. ET at
the Senior Citizens and
Community Center at 120 Library
Dnve in Port St. Joe.
When completed, the Gulf
County Needs Assessment will be
used as a telephone survey and
interview survey to canvsss the
county and determine the most
urgent health care-needs.
The cooperation of those
selected to participate in,the sur-
vey is needed to insure the
assessment is a success and pro-
vides the information needed to
improve the quality of health care
services received by our commu-
For more information, contact
Douglas M. Kent. Administrator of
the Gulf County Health
Department at 227-1276, ext.
Port St. Joe Marina
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 7A
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes ,. $
C. Actual property tax levy . . $ 5,741,386
This year's proposed tax levy ........ .. $6,551,268
All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public
hearing on the tax increase to be held on
Monday, September 24, 2001,
5:01 P.M., EDT
Gulf County Courthouse
Robert M. Moore Administration Building
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456
A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and
-.-4he budget will be made at this hearing. ?
1lc. Seplember 20 2001
Free Cancer Screenings Set
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has
tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property
Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy ::. .. .. .. $5,757,813
Additional make up days are
also available during the month of
Octobedr,'Please call and make
individual arrangements if you
are unable to come to our clinics
on October 18.or October 25.
PSJ High School Hosts
College/Career Day 2001
Port St. Joe,High School is Parents should check in
once,, again hosting the area the welcome table provided
College/Career Da\. The guidance them at the school's entrance
staiT. coordinating this program. further information.
deems it to be very helpful to stu- .
dents and their parents in making Guardian ad'
,decisions regarding post-sec
Gulf County Halth
Department has announced the
Dates for our yearly free breast
.cancer and cervical, cancer
screenings. A screening breast
exam and a Pap smiiear ar-e being
J'offered. for thp women in Gull
,,County who : do' not 'have any
insurance c6veirage or who6are or
'eIMedicare. if you have Medllcaid
"primary care challenge grant. 0o
are on any other type of, Gulf
Sr County Health Department pro
V J gram, such as' family planning
'' please make an appointment foi
r-another day. '
This is an: excellent opportu-
nity for the womerf of Gulf Count3
"'.to protect themselveses,' ,Gull
'. County health department wants
to help take care of you!
(. Please call 639-2644
Wewahitchka clinic, for.. an
appointment on October 25, 8 amr
to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 3 pmr
S,.Please call!2 7-1276 ext' 100
Port St. Joe,clinic lor;an, appoint-
ment on October' 1, '8 am tc
11:30 am and 1 pm to 3 pm.
Firefighter, Bobby Plair, from the St. Joe Beach Fire,
Department, went to visit the children at North Florida Child
Development Center recently. These children are getting an
early start on appreciating the dangers of fire and the wonderful
job that our firefighters do for us all!
St. Joe Playersr Awditions Set
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FISCAL YEAR .2001-2002
CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD
AD VALOREM: General 4.5760
AD VALOREM: Fine & Forfeiture 1.9990
AD VALOREM: St. Joseph Fire 0.5000
AD VALOREM: Tupelo Fire 0.5000
AD VALOREM: Overstreet Fire 0.5000
AD VALOREM. Howard Creek Fire 0.5000
Sales and Use Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Charges for Services
Court-Re ted Revenues
Fines and Forfeitures
Miscellaneous Revenue .
Other Financing Sources
TOTAL REVENUES AND
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES:
General Governmental Services
Culture and Recreation
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/ EXPENSES
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONED EXPENDITURES
$29,721 '. $29,721,
S $0 $264,500
. ,0 '$4,028,320
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
Itc, September 20, 2001
Children in your community
need you! Guardians ad Litem
represent abandoned. abused
and/or neglected children in
The next training session will
begin October 15.
if you havetime to help a
child. call 850/747/5180 for
(from Page 5A)
to know that the virus is not con-
tagious. between animals or,
humans'. The clinic treated Regent
with Banamine injections and
Dexamethasone (administered by
stomach tube), over the next sev-
era] days, and I was able to bring
him home on Saturday. I am con-
t1nuinuing with Banamine shots for
two more days. He is still lethargic
and slightly dazed but he was so
happy to come home that he did
trot once around the yard. Our
donkey, Lizzie, was ecstatic to
have her buddy back and hee-
hiawed enthusiastically. in wel-
Unfortunately, Julia was not
so fortunate with her horse. As I
understand it, he went down sev-
eral times on Thursday but did
stand up again. On Friday he
went into seizures and died.
Grant was Julia's first horse and
losing him was- a terrible loss.
I am submitting this to The
Star in hopes that other hose
ciwners in the area will be on the
alert, The WNV vaccine -for
equines was released two weeks
ago but is in short supply, I'm
told. The vaccinemust be admin-
istered by a \etennanan because
it is still ex-penmerntal so it cannot
be ordered through the mail as we
are able to do with other vaccines.
After the initial injec.ion. a
booster shot is needed witlin 3-6
weeks. Our mosquito season may
be over soon, but'the threat is
here right now, and ,' hope the
county will increase their spray-
And from Julia Cunnirngham:
:: I have spoken to Dr. Fulmer at
Eastpoint Animal Clinic. Since we
do not .have a big, animal vet
within an hour and a half. he has
ordered 25 vaccines, and the
booster from Fort Braggs. They
should be in this week and we will
be vaccinating probably Thursday
n. M Iy mother said that she saw
. USA Today that 66 horses in
35 Florida counties have died of
West Niles to date. The county
came and buried Grant, however,
I do not think they took a blood
sample. This should have been
'done and the county would have
received finding upon confirma-
: For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
Auditions for the St. Joe
Players' production olf "Places". a
musical comedy by Hank 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 for 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 ,Jiim
Newton at 229-6474.
THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
t Representatives from over 70
SinstitutLions have been invited to
.attend. as have those from various
branchesof the armed senices.
". Seniors will ,be -.dismissed
Iroi' classes, to attend at.9'a.m.
Sd'ind"juriors will be dismissed at
9:30 a.m. Parents. wishing to
attend are encouraged to do so.
Parents attending earn five 15)
Gulf County Scholarship points
for their, child.. .-.. ,
PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
Managed Assets Accounts Provide More Options
By: Andy Wilkinson
Progress often means more
choices. Thanks to technology
and software advances in the bro-
kerage industry, today's investors
have access to an ever-expanding
menu of investment chqices that
were previously available to a
select few. A leading example of
The. Salvation Army Domestic
Violence and Rape Crisis Program
for Gulf County has a new office
in Port St.: Joe. .The office Is
located on. the first, floor in room
136 of the Courthouse. Office
hours are Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Someone is available to help
with injunctions for protection, to
attend court and.injunction hear-
ings and to offer counseling ,fobi
domestic violence or. sexual
assault victims; All of the services
offered are completely free and
everything is totally confidential.
Thanks go to Billy Traylor and
the other county commissioners
who saw the need for these ser-
vices locally. A special thanks to
Bro. Dave Fernandez and Oak
Grove Assembly of Godt for their
support and to The Star and the
Boardwalk Homeowners Associa-
tion for their donations. A very
heartfelt thanks to John T. Odom
of Port St. Joe Beach, who volun-.
teers his time to counsel with .the
:children who are often overlooked
as victims 6f domestic violence.
If you or anyone you know is
a victim of domestic violence
please know that help is available.
If you need someone to come and
speak to your church, your orga-
nization or local schools .please
contact Pam Martin.
The; main office in
Wewahitchka is, open .Monday
through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5
'p.m. CST and the phone number
is 850/639-4300. The Port St. Joe
office number is 229-2901. There
is a 24-hour hotline available at I -
800/252-2597 or 850/763-0706.
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* Apcess to, 1-800 Nurnmbers
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*. No Credit Checks
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this progress is in the domain of
managed assets accounts.
Managed assets accounts -
which are also known as wrap fee
programs have been around for
years, but they were usually
accessible only to those individu-
als.with portfolios of $1 million or
more. However; as account tech-
nology has improved and costs
correspondingly moved, lower,
more and more brokerages 'have
been 'able to invite individuals
with accounts totaling $100,0006
Most managed assets
accounts typically work like this:
The investor's financial advisor
-asks a series of detailed questinris
aimed at establishing the
investor's comfort level in terms of
investment criteria. The advisor,
then consults with the firm to find'
the best match among the invest-
ing styles of its professional
investment managers. Once an
investor chooses a manager, the
manager then actively manages
the account. buying and selling
securities for a set fee, usually
around 3 percent of the total
Inriestors like the 'arrange-
ment because the focus of the
relationship is clearly on results.
The fee. completely covers all
transaction costs, no matter how
many are conducted. Also, the
arrangement allows investors to*
take direct advantage of the firm's
research and analysis capabili-
Until recently, investors were
limited to selecting one recom-
mended investment manager to
handle portfolios, regardless of
size. In the spirit of progress, sev-
eral firms -are expanding the
p...ptions offered through their
Outreach Sept 25
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting
Outreach on Tuesday, September
25 from 10 a.m. to I1I a.m. at
Duren's Piggly Wiggly in Port St.
Representatives will be there
to give out informauon about the
many services available to people
60 and over in Gulf County.
If you have any questions
about these services please drop
by and talk with a staff member
then or call 229-8466.
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New Hours: Tuesday Thursday: 12-8 p.m.
Friday -, Saturday: 12-9 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday
managed assets accounts. For
example, for clients who wish 'to
invest $300,000, Prudential
Securities Is offering access toa
selection of three independeAt
investment managers for the,
$100,000 minimum. In additioAi,
the firm offers a Consolidated
Performance Monitor that pro-
vides in-depth analysis of every
investment manager's perfor-
mance on a quarterly, basis com-
bined with the performance of the
mutual funds in their portfolios.
Prudential .Securities already
offers its managed assets account
investors .the ability to ,review
their portfolios on a daily basis
through the Internet.,, ,,,
SClearly Identify Objectives t.
The process of starting 'a
managed assets account begins
with clearly identifying yoi*,
Investment objectives and risk tbl-
erance. If you are recently retired,
for example, your investment
goals are likely to differ from ,a
much younger person who is
planning to put two children
through college soon. Your finan- I
clal advisor can help clarify your
objectives and determine the
amount of investment risk you are
willing to incur to potentially max-
hliize your investments.
After that. and assuming your
-,advisor's firm offers managed
assets accounts, he or she will
recommend the manager whose
investment criteria best .approxi-
mate your objectives. If you have
more than 8100.000 to invest,
you may be able to have it all
managed professionally. or you
may want to continue managing
some of it with your financial
advisor. The decision depends on
your personal preferences and.
how much time you have to
devote to investing.
If youi do participate, you will
receive detailed quarterly reports,
which may include a commentary
from your investment manager
about his or her performance over
the previous few months as well'
as forecasts concerning future .
developments. Also included will
be a list of the securities in your
account. its current market value.
dividends and interest posted and '"
a summary of transactions, and
Gulf School District's'
Opportunity Centers at Port St.
Joe High and Wewahitchka High
School have been recognized by,'
the American School. Counselor"
Association and the U.S.Armyv
Recruiting Command as hating
an exemplary career planning
The Opportunity Centers had:'
to first Win the state competition'
before they; could, move on to the
nationals. The national selection, -.
;process was highly competitive .
and involved applications from,.,,
twenty-three states and the .
Department of Defense Schools.,
While the Centers did not win-,
the national award. they are to be
commended for being the State of'
Florida winner. Center managers
are Jan McDonald. PSJHS. and
Ladonna Price. WHS. Rose Feltrop
is the current project coordinator:
Jordan Miles Linton was the pro-
ject coordinator when the applica-
tion was submitted.
Parents and community
members are encouraged to visit-.
the Centers to see all the services
offered. Centers are open after
school and one evening eacl
week. Call 229-9359 or 639-9570
to obtain a schedule of hours. ,,
other key account details.
If managed assets accounts
sound like something you would
be interested in, discuss the pos-
sibilities with your financial advi-
sor. 'Keep in mind that profes-
sional money management is not
suitable for all investors.
Andy Wilkinson is a Financial
Advisor v.ith Prudential Securities
in the Destin. Pensacola. prices
and can be reached at 1-866-715-
4793 or email
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 9A
One Nation Under God, A White Dove of Peace...A Majestic Bald Eagle
* By Barbara Eells, wildlife
A lowly bird. A bird that to a
few is a nuisance, but to many
others, a pleasure. People from
the youngest of our Earth to the
Sing Sept. 29th
The First Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Port St. Joe will be
hosting the community gospel,
'sihg on Saturday, September 29
.at 7:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to
perform with a gospel song or
rhusic is invited to participate.
As is customary a love offer-
ing will be taken sometime during
'the program. Usually all money
collected is donated to the host-
ihg church to help cover costs.
However, the members of the First
Pentecostal Holiness church are
honored to pledge all receipts to
the families of the victims of the
,terrorist attacks in New York City
'and Arlington, VA.
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
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PORT CITY KENNEL
Boarding & Grooming
CLYDE WHITEHEAD, JR.
Accounting & Tax Preparation
BORDEN APPRAISAL SERVICE
W. Dale Borden
Karen Ann Borden
SEASIDE FLOORING & CARPET
3200 D. HI ght 98
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
oldest citizens watch, relax, feed
these hardy creatures.
The dove or pigeon dates back
thousands of years with the earli-
est being mentioned in the Bible
when Noah sent two doves from
the ark to determine if the flood
waters were receding and one
returned with the olive branch to
deliver the good news. This dove
has become a symbol of love and
peace on Earth.
Columbidae is Latin for dove
or pigeon. Pigeon derives from
Italian piccione and pipione, while
dove comes from the Dutch word,
duyve, which became dove in
English. Dove is used to describe
the smaller species while pigeon
describes the larger birds, how-
ever, there is no distinction
between the two...just in color
and size. Seventeen, species live in
the United States of some 295 in
the world. The passenger pigeon
once, thrived in the northern
states until 1851 when the nest-
ing trees were cut and the millions
of birds became separated and the
reproduction ceased causing a
large decline in the population.
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Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Chidren Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care."
382 Ling Street* Port Si. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pich you up."
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 REV J.OHNNIE RVA BAILEY
S"A Port of Victory"
First Church of the NJazarenye
,24.20 Long AveuLe Poet St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....... .... 11 a.m
Sunday Evening Worship ............ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.
Cive moo te L,,.J fdie ,eilorv
dL~ +4 Haine, wn~.torshi- p llie
Lord ir, f~le 6lt~lLfV Of hl'~e
The last two wild passenger
pigeons were killed in 1899 in
Babcock, Wisconsin and in 1900
in Sargents, Polk County, Ohio.
"Martha" was the last captive pas-
senger to die at 29 years of age in
a Cincinnati zoo September 1,
Doves and pigeons are
believed to be descended from the
extinct dodo bird 'which was
flightless. They have broad shoul-
ders, short necks with rounded
heads and rounded eyes and.
short rounded beaks. Their
plumage is soft, thick and colorful
with either single colors or multi-
colors. They are strong fliers. They
coo, grunt, hiss, and whistle. They
live in scrubs on the ground to
high upon building ledges. They
lay two eggs and are the only bird
to raise, their young on pigeon
milk. They feed on berries; nuts,
seeds and just about anything
humans feed them.
The most common in our area
is the smallest, the ground dove,
The City, Wide Missionary
Society of North Port St. Joe will
conduct its 14th Annual Fruit
Harvest Worship services oni
Thursday, September 20 at 7:00
p.m. at the Church of God 'In
Mrs. Winnie Hamilton will be
the guest speaker and the NPSJ
Community Choir will sing.
Everyone is .encouraged to
attend and bnng or send an offer-
ing that will be used to provide
fruit baskets for the community's
sick and home bound. The church
is located on Avenue D. Donations
can be picked up by calling 229-
mourning dove, turtle dove,
whitewinged dove, ring-neck dove,
and the rock dove (pigeon).. This
last dove...the rock dove...is the
dove that sometimes grows with
all-white feathers, thus the white
dove of peace!
The American Bald eagle. The
most majestic of all birds. The
symbol of strength The bald eagle
gets its name from Latin haliae-
tos, meaning sea eagle, and the'
Greek leukos, meaning white.
Eagles are in the hawk family with
four species of these birds living
in North America. The bald eagle
is a large brown bird with a
wingspan of up to eight feet and
after they have reached maturity
at five years of age, have a white
head. It sports a large, hooked
beak anid has fierce, yellow: eyes
which can see at great distances
thus making it easier for grabbing
their prey with the long, curved,
Gospel Express Ministry, of
North Flonda will hold its 6th
Annual Benefit Auction Saturday,
The activity will start at 10
a.m. at the Jackson County Ag
Center, two miles west of
Marianna on Hwy. 90. Items to be
sold include Amish-made furni-'
ture, outdoor furniture, tools and
plumbing supplies, craft items,
quilts, baked goods and much.
BBQ chicken dinners will be
available for S5 per meal ticket.
A portion of the proceeds will
go to benefit Convenant House.
For further information contact
Doug Gingerich at 850/674-3323,
Walter Helmuth at 850/593-
6501. or Merrill Detweiler at
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us in worship. oi1... H
S da ng Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... E W 0 W. P .am u City
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening -."AHWY.
71 ,*7 -.1 Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family ufe Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurclhnet ... Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
-. MORNING WORSHIP- 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am *. Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord isf ood: blessed is the aron that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!.
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning ocir bus ministry, please call 64'-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue .Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro.. Marcus H. Srurdivant Church Office 227-1493 ,
Sunday School . . . 9:45 am..
Sunday Morning XVorship . ... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday y . . ...... 7:00p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional .................. ............. 9:00 a.m ., CT
I 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
+-- ST. JAMES'
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
talons that are attached to strong
feet and featherless legs. They
reside near water as their favorite
food is fish. They will also eat
small mammals, birds, and even
dead fish and .carrion.
The bald eagle almost became
extinct after a loss of water habi-
tat and loss of nesting trees with
the worst threat being pesticides
that interferred with their repro-
ductive systems, and also caused
their eggs to become thin-shelled
for generations, resulting in no
young to raise.
Nesting takes place in,
February and they usually raise
two eggs. They build large nests in
trees that have just the correct
structure ,to hold their massive
nests made of twigs and
branches. They can live to 30 or
more years, if all in the environ-
Recital Set at
Trinity Episcopal Church will
present a recital, "Cynthia-and
.Friends", on Sunday, :September.
23 at, 4 p.m.
Cynthia Rhew, soprano, will
sing sacred songs, folk songs,
spirituals, and operatic arias. She
will be joined in duets by Gordon
Adkins, tenor. Randy Mims, tenor
and guitarist, and Wesley
Chesnut. bass. Bedford Watkins
will be accompanist.
Included in the program will
be the popular Shaker song
"Simple Gifts", the spiritual "Deep
River". and the duet from Porgy
and Bess "Bess, You Is My
Woman", by George Gershwin.
This recital is free and open to
the public, and everyone is wel-
come. Trinity Episcopal Church is
located at 79 6th Street in
ment is right for them. The
Endangered Species Act helped
this magnificent bird make a
comeback, soaring once again
majestically in our skies. They are
now on the threatened list and
continue to be monitored as to
Two symbols of our great
country Of our great Earthl Two
different birds, one representing
love and peace and one represent-
ing strength and solidarity! The
very substance that our great
nation is based on...freedom
...freedom of dignity for each per-
The lowly dove, the symbol of
love and peace! The majestic and
noble Arherican bald eagle, the
symbol of strength and solidarity.,
United we stand "one nation,
,under God, Indivisible with liberty
and justice for all"! GOD BLESS
What Legacy Will You
What will be said about you, ;When
it comes your time to go?
Will it be said that you loved the
Or wiU anyone even know?
Have you been obedient to God's
When He said go and tell?
Have you been a witness to a lost
'And seen them saved from hell?
Do you have a temper,.
Or are you meek?
Are you kind and obedient.
As His will you seek?
Are you gentle and faithful.
As each day you live?
Do you hold a grudge,
Or do you forgive?
People will watch you every day.
What legacy will you leave, .
When God calls you away?
S Billy Johnsbin
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(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
I \FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
I S5 N Sixteenth Streew
Sunday Worship. ..... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. "
Adult School . . 11 a.m. -
Pastor Rev. J. Rcid Cameron
Highway 71/Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
.first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
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
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ; 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BRB1b3C I4URCI4
804 20th Street Port St. -229-6707
: Dr. Bill Taylor,.
Sunday S hool .............. ..... . 10:00 a.m.
Sunday MorningService ... ,:., ...... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Servie-'--.^'T.......... .:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study . 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITI CHRIgTIAN C1400OL
., .*. Constitution andMonument
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday SchoSI . . 9:45 a.m Meihodist Youth
Morning Worship .. 11-00 a.m. Fellowship .: . : 6-00 p m.
S 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
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. -.Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Sunday School .......... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 2nid & 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
Discover God's Love!
Discover God's Love!
1601S Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
W'orahip Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sunda)s 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.
S.. REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR,; .. .
ace Baptist Ch
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW
THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS LIKE
S. EAGLES. .- ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate fhis Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
PSJ Drops Close One in District Opener
The Port St. Joe Sharks
couldn't pull off a last minute
come back, falling to Blountstown
14-17 in the District 2-A opener.
This Sharks dropped to 0-3 on the
S"I thought we did a good job of
hanging in there and keeping it
close," said coach John Palmer.
'"We tightened up on defense to
stop them a few times, but we
fumbled the ball and had some
miscues on offense that hurt us."
Blountstown took the opening
kick-off of the game and returned
it for a touchdown. However, they
were penalized for an illegal block
during the return, and were later
forced to punt.
Later in the first quarter after
a Shark punt, the Tigers mounted
a five play, 56 yard drive to take
the first .lead of the game.
Blountstown capped off the drive
with a four yard touchdown run,
and the Tigers added the extra
point to take a 7-0 lead with 2:13
left in the first quarter.
The. Tigers put together
another scoring drive after
recovering a Port St. Joe fumble
on the Sharks' 48 yard line with
11:53 left in the first half.
Blountstown capped off a 10 play,
48 yard drive with a one yard
touchdown run by Steven Walls,
then .added the point after to
extend their lead to 14-0 with
5:52 left in the half.
Port St. Joe bounced back on
their ensuing possession to
mount a 10 play, 70 yard scoring
drive. During the drive, Raye
Bailey picked up 13 yards on a
third and seven situation, then
- was face masked on the following
play to move the ball down the
field. The Sharks converted on
Third down again- quarterback
'Chase Millender rolled out and
found Brad Ray for a 21 yard
gain. Ray then gave the Sharks,
first and goal from the three yard
line with a 10 -yard scamper.
Rashed Brown scored :on a one
yard plunge, and Stephen Gaddis
added the extra point to narrow
the Tigers' lead to 14-7 with 1:41
remaining in the half.
Tle Tigers kicked an 18 yard
field goal, after driving 50 yards in
11 plays to take a 17-7 lead with
5:46 left in the fourth quarter.
Raye Bailey took the ensuing
kick-off, and returned it 14 yards
Total Yards 201
Port St. Joe quarterback Chase Millender (7) eludes two
Isaiah Jenkins (9) couldn't come up with this pass from
Millender, as he was interferred with by a Tiger defender.
to the Sharks' 46 yard line. After
getting sacked for a five yard loss,
Millender connected with Isaiah
Jenkins on a slant for a 33 yard
gain. Three plays later. Millender
scrambled out of the pocket,
avoided some Tiger defenders.
and ran with a lot of heart to cap
off the drive with a 14 yard
Dolphins Over Panthers 13-6
S The PSJ Dolphins defeated offense into several fumbles and
the Carrabelle Panthers 13-6 folly-like plays. Finally. during a
Tuesday night. The victory gives fierce tackle by Stephen Denton,
the Dolphins a 1-win, 1-loss Rock Quinn stripped the ball from
record, and keeps them in con- a Panther back and scored the
tention for the league Super Bowl. first defensive touchdown of the
The 'Panthers took the ball Dolphin season.
first. A series of penalties and Time ran out on the PSJ
tough defense by Shane Knox, team's offense, with the ball on
Jesse Linton (who played wearing the opponent's five-yard line.
a soft cast on an injured hand), shark
Dillin McGhee and the,rest of the Shark Golfers
Dolphin D stalled the Panther h d
offense Finish Second
The Dolphins, led by quarter- In a match i held aat St.
back Tyrone Dawson, controlled Josephs' Bay Country Club on
the ball with tough inside running September 13, the Port St. Joe
by Chris Cochran and darting High School boys varsity golf
runs by Rock Quinn. The offen- squad finished second.
sive line, : anchored by Tim The winning squad from
Caswell, Billy Martin and Thomas Marianna High School, posted a
Sims, controlled the line of scrim- team total of 175. The Sharks
mage, resulting in a late second posted a team total.197.: Finishing
quarter score and extra point. On third were the Wewa Gators F isth
the last play of the half the a 209
Panthers scored but missed the a 209.
extra pointAt halftime: Dolphins Beau Ludlam from
extra point. At halftime: Dolphins Wewahitchka was the low medal-
7, Panthers 6. ist with a fine 41. Shark golfers
The second half saw more were led by Bryan Thomas who
ball-control offense by the PSJ fired a 43. Other Shark scores
team,, and an even more stingy' were: Ryan Harmon 49, Dustin
defense. Wade Guilford, Nathan Powell 51, George Borden 54,
Tarantino, Sawyer Steward, Bobby Phillips 60 and Collins
Colton Thursbay, Luke Linton, Abrams 64.
John Wilson, Matt Pope and Willie The Sharks next travel to
Quinn, along with the rest of the Tyndall AFB on September 18 for
Dolphin team, harried and a match hosted by the Rutherford
harassed the opposing team's High School Rams.
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9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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touchdown. Gaddis added the
extra point to pull the Sharks
within three points. 14-17. with
3:38 remaining in the game.-
The Sharks recovered a*
Bliountstown fumble on the Port
St. Joe 16 yard line with 18.7
seconds left in the game, but
didn't have enough time to'make
a comeback. ;
"Gaddis punted real good,
and got us out of some holes.
We're not playing hard- we will
have to play, a lot harder if we're
going to get, better," concluded
Quarterback Chase Millender
led the offense, completing five of
his nine passes for 118 yards and
rushed for one touchdown. Raye
Bailey did not complete his only
Bailey had two receptions for
49 yards: Isaiah Jenkins had one
catch for 35 yards: and Brad Ray
had two receptions for 34 yards., i
Ray had five carries for 35
yards:Bailey had five cares for-
31 yards; Rashed Brown rushed
for 17 yards on 10 carries; and ;
Jerrell Showers .picked up 15
yards on six carries.
John Patrick Floyd led the
defense with four solos and 10
assists (14 total tackles). Rashed
Brown had eight solos and four
'assists (12); while Nick Reynolds
had-four solos and seven assists
The Sharks travel to Baker
this Friday night to take on the
Gators at 8:00 ET.
corei uy quarteLrs
Sharks 0 7 0 7
Tigers 7 7 0 3
First Downs 10
Rushes/Yds. 33/83 4
Passing Yards 118
George G Tapper
Open For Entries
For the 27th year, the/ George
G. and Amelia G. Tapper
Foundation and The Gulf Coast
Community College Foundation
will host the Tapper Invitational, a
three-day event to benefit the Gulf
Coast Community College.
Continuing the tradition of
community service in Northwest
Florida, the event will. be held
October 5, 6, and. 7, at the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club, kicking
off with a Cocktail Gala Friday
evening, October 5th at 5:30 EDT,
at Bayou Pines, 1601 Consti-
tution Drive, hosted by the
Foundation and David and Trish
Wamner. This evening is exclu-
sively for patrons and contribu-
tors. There will be an open bar,
dress is golf casual. Tickets are
$50 per person if not a patron.
Golfing begins with a shotgun
start at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
on Saturday and Sunday with
prizes awarded for Ist, 2nd, 3rd,
and 4th place. Space is limited to
the first 150 entrants.
Sponsorships include Eagle,
Birdie and Patron. Included in the
Eagle Patron package, for S ,000,
is one golfer and cart. six cocktail
party tickets. and a premium
goody bag. The Birdie Patron
package, for $500, includes one
golfer and cart, four cocktail party
tickets and a deluxe goody bag.
The Patron package for S275
includes one golfer and cart, two
cocktail party tickets and a goody
Proceeds of over $150,000
from previous tournaments have
been donated to the Gulf Coast
Community College for scholar-
shhips and academic programs.
For additional information. con,-..
tact the George G. and Amelia G.
Tapper Foundation at 850/227-
1 1 11.
Lady Sharks Volleyball
i The Port St. Joe High School
Lady Sharks emerged victorious
over the Lady Gators after a rough
start in the first game. The Lady
Sharks pull to 3-3 on the season
with the 15-13. 15-2 win over
The Lady Gators pulled out to
a 5-0 lead in the first game only to
go down in two after Laura
Hansen rallied the Lady Sharks
with six straight service points.
Cara Brock and Amy
Canington led the Lady Sharks to
victory in the second game
serving six: and. nine points
The junior varsity team
defeated the Lady Gators' junior
varsity 15-2, 15-5..
The Port St. Joe Middle
School squad split a double
header with Blountstown.
The Lady Sharks improved to
4-3,. after winning a nail biter
against Apalachicola 10-15, 15-9,
Laura Hansen led the team
with 13 points on serve. Lisa
Curry began the third game come
back from 11-4, after scoring two
points on serve, followed by a
service point from Cheyne Todd
and Laura Hansen sealed the
victory with her final two points
The junior varsity defeated
Apalachicola 15-6, 15-9.
Ends in Jaguar
31 Point Win
In a game that began Tuesday
evening, Sept., 11 and ended
Saturday, Sept. 15. the 2000
Super Bowl champion PSJ
Jaguars got off to a good start on
their quest for another undefeated
year with a 31 to 0 victory over a
strong PSJ Dolphin team. After
losing many of the stars from
their championship team the
Jaguars were thought by many to
have little chance this year. If one
game can mean anything, you
now have to think they have a
shot at it.
The Jaguars had the ball first.
On their fifth play from scrim-
mage, Darrell Smith ran around
end behind excellent blocking by
Javon Davis and Eckley Sander,
then used his speed to go 62
yards for a touchdown. Kendall
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Hogan scored the PAT with a
burst up the middle.
On their first possession the
Dolphins looked like they were
headed for a first down and more
but John Tiller made an out-
standing open field tackle to shut
them down. The Jaguars, playing
possession football, drove the ball
to the Dolphins 10 when a bad
snap and a penalty stopped the
When the Dolphins got fhe
ball back the Jaguars stopped
them cold. A punt by Chris
Cochran gave the ball back to the
Jags on the 33. Eckley Sander
showed his speed and power
when he ran a reverse around the
left end to the Dolphin 10. On the
next play he was nailed for a 5-
yard loss when he broke his
thumb taking the handoff.: He
stayed in the game long enough to
block- for Darrell Smith who
scored on a run around the right
side. The half ended on a nice run
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STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School
Chose, a junior quarterback, completed six of
his 11 pass attempts for 120 yards in the
Sharks 14-17 loss to Blountstown Friday night.
He also scrambled for a 14 yard rushing touch-
down late in the fourth quarter. .,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 11A
6th Ranked Gators Maul Carrabelle 48-0
Wewahitchka received the
opening kick-off, and wasted little
time setting the tempo for the
game with a 72 yard scoring drive
in seven plays. Harold Williams
scored the first of seven Gator
touchdowns off a six yard run
with 9:41 left in the first quarter-
Matt Kramer added the extra
point to give the Gators a 7-0
The Wewahitchka Gators,
Ranked sixth in the latest Class A
1 state poll, mauled the Carrabelle
Panthers 48-0 in Friday night's
District 2-A match-up. The
.Gators, which improved to 3-0
overall and 1-0 in the district,
'-held the Panthers to only three
yards total offense.
lead. Harold had four runs for 33! ?
yards during the drive, and Ryan
Baker gave the Gators first and
goal from the six with a 26 yard
The Gators took over in good"
field position after forcing the
Panthers to punt out of their own
endzone. Wewahithcka then
capped off a five play, 41 yard
drive when quarterback Brandon
Jones hooked up with Derrick
Williams for a 22 yard
touchdown. Kramer split the
uprights on his extra point try to
extend the Gators'. lead to 14-0
with 4:54 left in the first quarter.
Wewahitchka then made it
21-0 with 2:25 left in the first-
Myron Vann ended a three play.
45 yard, dnve with a nine yard
touchdown run. Aaron Gray set
up the score with a 33 yard run.
that gave the Gators first and goal
from the nine yard line.
Two plays later, Gray
intercepted a Carrabelle pass
attempt and returned it 30 yards
to the Panthers' 18 yard line.
Vann reversed his running
direction on' the first play from
scrimmage, reeling off 15 yards
and setting up a three yard
scoring run by Sean Kerrigan.
Kramer's extra point attempt
failed, but the Gators took a 27-0
lead as time expired in the first
Wewahitchka scored two
more touchdowns in the second
quarter. With 9:06 remaining,
Aaron Gray capped off a short
three play, 16 yard drive with an
11 yard touchdown run to give
the Gators -a 34-0 'lead. Matt
Kramer set the table for this score
with a 21 yard punt return.
After the Gators had taken
over on downs on their own 48
yard line-- Ryan Baker took the
pitch on an option from
quarterback Hunter Nunnery,
and raced 52 yards to give
Wewahitchka a 41-0 lead with
2:31 remaining in the first half of
The Panthers allowed the
mercy rule to be put in, effect
during the second half- this
allows' the clock to run
continuously except for a few
dead ball situations.
The Gators made it 48-0 as
time expired in the third, quarter
when Myron Vann fielded a
Panther punt, and returned it 33
Myron Vann (22) returned a Panther punt 33 yards late in the
third quarter for the final Gator score of the evening.
There was nowhere for the Panthers to run Friday night. The
Gator defensive unit held Carrabelle to <-4> yards rushing.
yards for the touchdown.
Kramer's extra point was good.
Ryan Baker led the Gators'
267 yard rushing attack with 80
yards on three carries. Harold
Williams picked up 53 yards on
eight armies:; Aaron Gray had two
carries for 44 yards; Myron Vann
rushed three times for 29 yards:
while Sean Kemgan had 11 yards
on four carries.
Quarterback Brandon Jones
completed his only pass attempt
to Derrick Williams for a 22 yard
touchdown. Hunter Nunnery
threw one incomplete pass.
Myron Vann led the Gator
defense with 10 solo, tackles,
while Chris Nelson had nine solo
"Our back-ups did a real good
job Friday night," said coach
The Gators will host
Cottondale this Friday night at
7:00 CT. ..
"Cottondale 'is ,a very good
football team.' They played
Marianna very close last week. we
better be ready to play if we don't
won't them to come in and beat
us," concluded Grantham.
Ryan Baker (11) raced 62 yards on this scoring run. Baker led
the Gators' ground attack with 80 yards on three carries.
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Ga.toScore by Quarters
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.From Page 1
by Dolphin Raheem Clemons just
as the; rains came down with a
vengeance. The second half was
scheduled for:Saturday morning.
The second half began with
the Dolphins unable to move the
*ball, on their first possession. The
Jaguars got the ball on the,40.
Javiun Langston went up the mid-
dle for eight yards. On the next
play Darrell Smith went around
the right end to the 'sideline, was
trapped, reversed his field and
went all the way for a TD.
The Dolphins fought back
moving the ball to the Jaguar 45
on a nice run by Raheem
Clemons."But on the' next play,,
Jaguar left guard Josh Henderson
recovered a fumble. The Dolpfiins
defense held and took possession
on downs. Rock Quinn made a
.strong run breaking tackles and
refusing to go down until he had a
first down. On the next play,
Darrell Smith intercepted a long
Tyrone Dawson pass to -end the
dolphin threat. The Jaguars
drove to the Dolphins 15 but Rock
Quinn took the ball from Kendall
Hogan's hands and returned it to
the Dolphin 25. Following a nice
pass from Tyrone Dawson to Rock
Quinn. Javon Davis hit him hard
enough to knock the ball loose
and Darrell Smith recovered.
A few plays later, Darrell
scored again on a 25-yard run.
The Dolphins were 'stopped on
their next possession. Kendall
Hogan finished the scoring when
he took the ball on a reverse, cut
back and scampered 52 yards for
On Saturday, September
29th, the Quality Deer
Management Association (QDMA)
in partnership with St. Joe
Timberland Company will be
hosting a day-long quality deer
management seminar at the
Tallahassee Civic Center located
at 505 West Pensacola Street in
The seminar is designed to
teach hunters and landowners
how to improve the quality of their
deer herds and. hunting 'experi-
ences through proven manage-
ment techniques. Based, in
Watkinsville, Georgia, the QDMA
is a national nonprofit wildlife
conservation organization dedi:.
cated .to 'ethical hunting and
sound deer management.
The seminars, will be con-
ducted by many of the nation's
leading whitetail experts includ-
ing Drs. R. Larry Marchinton and
Karl V. Miller from The University
of Georgia; Steve Shea, Wildlife
Biologist with St. Joe Timberland
Company; Jonathan Day, Deer
Research Biologist with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission; 'Joel
Martin, Private Wildlife
Consultant with The Lodge at
Cabin Bluff and Brian Murphy,
Executive Director of the Quality
SDeer Management Association.
Topics covered during the
course will include: quality deer
management techniques, food
See Seminar Pg.1OA
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STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wewahitchka High School
Aaron, a junior wingback, had two carries for
44 yards with an 11 yard touchdown run in the .
Gators' 48-0 win over Carrabelle. He also
picked off a Panther pass and returned it 30
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Brandy Marine Inc., the com-
pany chosen by Arvida and St.
Joe Company for the management
of the Port St. Joe Marina, has
announced the First Annual
Special Children's Fishing
Tournament, to coincide with the
Port St. Joe Chamber of
Commerce 3rd Annual Slam
'Tournament this week.
Forty-four children have been
invited to their own special fishing
tournament scheduled for Friday,
September 21, beginning with a
social from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. at
the Port St. Joe Marina. Fishing
will commence at 4:00 and will
last until 6:00 p.m. Brandy
Marine, Inc., has secured donated
time from area fishing guides to
participate with and to help lead
these children in the sport of fish-
"So many times these special
children miss out on the fun and
freedom of a day of fishing so we
thought it would be more than
appropriate to establish a dedi-
cated tournament just for them,
but in the shadow of the very pop-
ular and successful Chamber
Tournament being held," stated
Bruce Blomgren, President and
CEO of Brandy Marine.
Jacque Hance is the local
coordinator and plans to have the
Special Children's Fishing
Tournament Awards ceremony
immediately following the
Chamber Tournament weigh-in
on Saturday afternoon,
September 22. John Landry,
Brandy's Senior Vice President
and COO, will emcee the special
awards ceremony where all partic-
ipating children will be recog-
"We thought this special time
for these kids would be something
they would remember for a long
time. We are deeply gratified in
having so many of our area fish-
ing professionals volunteer their
time and profession in making
this truly a special day for our
Special Children," Landry said.
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, Port St. Joe
Marina/Dockside Cafe and the
Gulf County Tourist Development
Council are sponsoring the 3rd
Annual Slam Tournament. This is
one of the largest tournaments
hosted at the marina annually
with an expected 60-70 competi-
tors fishing this year. The tourna-
ment fishing day is Saturday,
September 22 with the weigh-in
scheduled from 4-7 p.m., and
awarding of cash and trophies
Brandy Marine, Inc., with cor-
porate headquarters in Sarasota,
has developed and managed mari-
nas in the United States, the
Caribbean, Mexico, the Bahamas
and Europe since 1977 and every
marina property developed by
Arvida/St. Joe since 1979.
Meredith Fensom recently caught this 27 1/2" redfish near Mexico Beach. Redfish is a category
offered in the inshore division of the Saltwater Slam tournament being held Saturday out of the Port St.
Apalachicola, "Now," says Chafin, boats
"we are becoming not only a' stop- was i
over for 'refueling and supplies, this."
but a destination in itself. And Ca
because we are a deep-water master
marina, we can accommodate says t
From Page 3
of all sizes. The tournament
an immediate outgrowth of
aptain Trey Landry, dock-
er at Port St. Joe Manna.
the tournament has grown:
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80% in three years, with 75-100
boats entered for the current
competition. "We bring in fisher-
men from all over the Southeast,"
says Landry, "and this tourna-
ment is unusual because of the
number of categories offered.
Most tournaments don't offer four
divisions with five species each.
That's why we call it the Salt'water
Slam. which is slang for a variety
The inshore division has cate-
gories for trout. reddish. flounder.
pompano and Spanish mackerel.
The offshore division will offer
anglers a chance to win with
grouper, wahoo, dolphin, snap-
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A fish fry beginning, at 6 p.m.
on Saturday will begin closing fes-
tivities for the tournament.
The Dockside Cafe at the Port
St. Joe Marina will co-host the
fish fry and prepare the food.
Because of the tremendous inter-
est in the previous fish' fry at The
Dockside Cafe (during the July
4th celebration), the cafe will
close Saturday at 3 p.m. to begin
food preparation in advance of
serx-ng at 6 p.m.. and will remain
closed for the evening.
Diners will have a choice of
fish or ribs, with side dishes of
potato salad, cole slaw or bean
salad. Children will have hot dogs'
with a choice of side dishes. Cost
is $8 per adult and $5 per child. A
tent will be erected on the east
side of the marina to provide cov-
ered seating space.
Dancing under the stars at
the marina, beginning at 8 p.m.,
will follow the fish fry. Country
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strategies, how to estimate deer
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p.m. The price for the course is,
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are free with a paid adult. Space
is limited so advance registration
is strongly encouraged.!
Registration fee includes: course:
admission, refreshments, and;
chances to win free door prizes.
For more information or to;,
register, call QDMA at 800-209-'
DEER (3337). Course information;
also is available on the QDMA web,
site at: www.qdma.com
The AARP Chapter of Mexico:
Beach will meet Friday.'
September 21 at I p.m. CT at the',
Civic Center. The guest speakers;
will be Paul Sabiston, new City
Administrator of Mexico', Beach,
and Chief of Police Brad Hall, who:
will bring an update on the city.
law enforcement status.
All' members and guests are:
encouraged to attend this meeting:
to meet and get to know Sabiston
and Chief Hall. This will be the
first meeting after the summer
For any, other information'
concerning the meeting. please'
contact David Thompson at 648-
5337. For members who need a'
ride to the meeting, please contact,
John Anderson at 648-8533.
i Florida Coastal Cardiology'
and Coastal Internal Medicine will
present a free lecture open to the
public. "Chest Pain: Is It My
Heart?" will be given Monday;
September 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Apalachicola Health Department
This information could save,
your life! The lecture is part of an
ongoing effort to provide quality
healthcare to the community.
Light refreshments will be
band A Few of His Friends, will.
Additional hosts for the fish
fry at the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, the Port St. Joe
Tourist Development Councilt
and the Port St. Joe Marina. All
proceeds from the fish fry will
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Apalachicola Northern Railroad History
George Core, local historian only an 18-mile trip to a sawmill and Nashville Railroad Company, Ocean. These people conceived a reached Apala
and resident of Gulf County, stop. known and the L&N, with one of plan for a railroad system from 1907. The fin
began his story last week on the This railroad company its main line running from Atlanta, GA, to Apalachicola, 11:25 that m
history of railroads in this area. received land from the state as a Chicago to New Orleans. One of which would provide freight to all Johnson, Er
Following is the rest of the story... subsidy for construction of its its side lines runs from River points along the western shoreline Williams, Con
Now, we turn back a few
pages to the little news item that I
saw in the newspaper about Isaac
Johnson being found dead by the
railroad track of the Carrabelle,
Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad,
which was the second name of
this railroad company. It also had
three other names. The last name
was Georgia, Florida and
Alabama, known as the GF&S. I
made one trip on this train from
Carrabelle to McIntyre, which was
tracks. I have a copy of the deed
giving this company 14,222 acres
of land in Calhoun County. This
grant was for completing the first
ten miles of track, running from
the Kilbourn Ice House in
Carrabelle to the 10-mile post in
the direction of Tallahassee.
There are several other deeds
recorded in. our local public
records similar to this
deed with the most
granted is one to the
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Junction to New Orleans. This
deed grants 4,000,000 acres
(recorded in Deed Book 19, pages
143 through 208--this is 66 pages
of description). This deed con-
veyed land in every county in the
state. If the L&N received
4,000,000 acres from Florida,
How much would they receive
from the other states?
Our railroad here in Port St.
Joe, the Apalachicola Northern,
came into being after the laws
expired as to receiving land for
each mile of railroad tract; there-
fore, the stockholders had to pay
for constructing of the tracks.
In the early 1900s, water
transportation on the rivers and
along the Gulf pf Mexico were the
only easy means of moving freight
and passengers in the region.,
Steamboats were in service on the
Apalachicola River as far inland
as Columbus, GA.
Business people of the
Apalachicola Land Co., knowing
that the Panama Canal was about
ready for oceangoing ships to sail
from the Atlantic to the Pacific
of the United States, South'
America and to the Far East coun-
tries by way of the new canal. The
railroad company began advertis-
ing their new road coming into
Port St. Joe as "The Panama
The railroad received its cor-
porate papers to construct a road
from River Junction to
Apalachicola on April 7, 1903. My
wife's father, Mr. J.H. Hodges, was
employed as General Agent; how-
ever, we, do not have the date of
employment. Of all the railroad
passes issued to him. the oldest is
dated in 1903; It was a pass from
the Georgia, Florida & Alabama
Construction began at River
Junction March 21, .1905. The ini-
tial capital was $500,000. All of
this amount was spent on the first
30 miles of track, then the next
49-1/2 miles of low swamp,
marsh, rivers, and creeks requir-
ing 17,350 feet of bridges and
trestlework was the first financial
crisis, putting the company into
receivership before construction
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Continued from Last Week
achicola on April 30,
rst train arrived at
morning with George
agineer, and C.C.
Before the track was com-
pleted to Apalachicola, the com-
pany realized that it would be a
disaster to end the track there
due to the fact that the
Apalachicola Bay was so shallow
and that the oceangoing ships
would require 28 to 30 feet. They
had to acknowledge, that St. Joe
was their answer because the bay
there was 30 feet deep. A permit
was issued to extend the line from
Apalachicola on to St. Joe. The
first train to reach Port St. Joe
was April 30, 1910.
The company went into
receivership the second and third
time. The last receivership ended
December 1936 when the St. Joe
Paper Company bought the rail-
road and all of its outstanding
From 1910 on up to 1937, the
city was nothing but a railroad
town; however, when new people
began moving in to operate the
paper mill, the city changed to a
mill town of about 2,000.
From ,the beginning of the
paper mill until it discontinued its
operations, the mill and its sub-
sidiaries were the tax base of our
county. Today our tax base is the
homes and real estate along our
I will say this to end my story:
Billy Howell is the real historian
on Apalachicola Northern
Railroad history. He grew up in a
railroad family, he lived railroad
as a small boy, as a young man
and continues his railroad inter-
The nationally published
magazine "The Fan and Railroad"
issue of July 1993 contains a 14-
page history of the Apalachicola
Northern, written by James
Gunnin-he ends his article by
like to thank Mr. Wayne Parrish,
vice president of the Apalachicola
.Northern for his assistance .and
cooperation, in preparing this arti-
cle. Very special thanks to Mr.
Billy Howell for his hospitality and
the information photographs and
enthusiasm for the AN, and espe-
cially the foresight to have saved
the history of the AN in paper and
photos. This article would have
been impossible without his help.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
From the Principal of
by Dr. Bill Truby "
Wewahitchka High School
joins with our fellow countrymen
in expressions of condolences,
sympathy, and mourning. We are
stunned by the events of the last
week, but we are also committed
*to do our part in helping America
get through this latest challenge.
Many people are donating
work clothes for those involved
with the clean up and rescue
efforts in New York City. The WHS
band has gone out of its way to
get this program off and running
in grand style.
We held two memorial ser-
vices last Friday: one for the high
school and one for the middle
school. The Order of Service was
identical, although the content of
the messages may have been
changed to meet the level of the
audience. The WHS band played
the National Anthem and the
Alma Mater.' Jennifer Williams
sang "Amazing Grace." Area min-
isters prayed with and for us and
delivered appropriate and
thought-provoking messages. We
certainly thank Rev. Johnson
from the Methodist Church, Rev.
Jerry Huft from the Episcopal
Church, Rev. Derrick Gerber from
Westside Baptist Church, Rev.
Joey Smith from Glad Tidings,
and Rev. .Rodney Leaman for
being present and assisting us at
this critical time.
The WHS football team con-
tinued to impress this past week
as it easily defeated Carrabelle
48-0 at Carrabelle. The team will
have its work cut out for itself this
Friday as we play host to
Cottondale 'at 7:00.' Cbttbiridale
has a stroig tradition 6of success,'
including a big victory over us last
year. Be on time, so you won't
miss any of the action.
The Junior Varsity continued,
its winning ways with. a victory
over Carrabelle. They will play
By Jenna Chesser
Thanks for joining us for
another week of PSJMS news.
Eihth grade Homecoming
King and Queen will be
. announced on Friday morning,
GO SHARKS!! Vollyball:
Purple/Gold game on Thursday,
September 20 at 3:30.
Any students in the Craft
Club will need to turn your sup-
ply money in to Mrs. Campbell or
Mrs. Jaunise Williams sometime
this week. We need to buy materi-
als for our project on September
PTSO will hold 'its first meet-
ing on September 24th at 7:00
p.m. in the library.
LOOK YOUR BEST!! School
Picture Day is on September
The Beta Club recently elect-
ed officers. Historian: Elizabeth
Kilbourn, Social Chairman: Kelly
Geoghagan, Treasurer: Danielle
Krasniqi, Secretary: Katie
Hoffman, 7th Grade Senators:
Kevin Quaranta, Zeke Stevens,
Mica Ashcraft, Angelica
Driesbach, Vice President: Jena
Chesser, President:- Haley
The search is on to find our
top youth volunteer. If you are
selected, you could receive
$1,000, an impressive silver
medallion, AND a., trip, to
Washington, DC next May. WOW!
If you feel you've made a positive
difference through a volunteer
activity during the past year,
please contact Juanise Williams
for an application.
Students of the Week: 7th
grade: Dusty Alford and Angelica
Driesbach. 6th grade: Jessica
Chancey and Alex Flanagan.
Thought for the day:
Responsibility is accepting the
results of your own actions.
God Bless the U.S.A.
against Apalachicola once again
this week at Apalachicola. They
will play a make-up game against
Liberty County later on in the
The Lady Gator Volleyball
team has had a tough start to its
season. They play on Tuesday and
Thursday of this week. Opponents
are Chattahoochee and Munroe.
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 New
Harvest Fellowship will be helping
out down the road. Our churches
have also been helping with pre-
game meals and speakers!
The Golf Team plays on
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week. What a great way to spend
the afternoon, right gentlemen?
'f The Seniors are off to Senior
Day at PSJ on Friday. This is a
college orientation-type journey.
The ASVAB will be adminis-
tered on Thursday to those stu-
dents who signed up for it.
See You At The Pole was a big
hit once again. Thank you parents
and students for supporting such
an important character building
If you had a group .photo
taken last spring, your pictures
are now in. See Mrs. Zahra to get
your materials. This info is for last
year's seniors as well!
Yearbooks are in and are
being distributed at school', If you'
want to buy one,- pleasel-briiR
your money to Mrs. Zahra. We are
reminding students that once the
books are signed for they are your
responsibility. Don't lose them or
allow them to get stolen. And
don't lose, class time because of
We are still collecting Box
Tops for education. Send in your
General Mills tops today!
School Picture Days are
almost upon us. Grades 7-1i will
have their school photos shot on
9/20. Please dress for the occa-
sion. All students will have pic-
tures taken: however, purchases
will be optional. (These photos are
for the yearbook!)
Seniors will also be ordering
their invitations this week. And
Senior Trip .money must also be
turned in. This is a deposit for our
annual Grad Night trip to Orlando
in the spring.
The Middle School Task Fo6rce
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 par-
ents are welcome to attend. Those,
who signed up will be receiving a
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, and areas of interest. You
may contact her. through the
school if you would like to help.
Parents -and students are
encouraged -to take advantage .of
their new lockers by.putting locks
on them. This is the best way to,
protect your valuables.
-Wewahitchka High School is a
tobacco free campus and has
been for several years now. Please
cooperate with this state law by
not using-tobacco products at our
public events. This complies withfi
the law and sets a good example
for our young people.
Circle your calendar for a
unique evening of theater, as the
WHS Drama Club will present
"Man of the House" on Saturday
evening September 29th. This
comedy will uplift you;
Your support of the county's
new dress code is appreciated.
Please check your children before
sending them to the school or to a
school event. .
'. :The next round of HSCT.tests
is set for 10/1-10/4.
Looking at the calendar a lit-
tle further down the road, please
note the following:
SNo School from October 12-
17. Homecoming is 10/19 against
Port St. Joe Elementary "Students of the Week" are (left to
right, front) second grader Katie Gardner, first grader Jaclyn
Kerigan, kindergartener Heather Faircloth; and pre-k student
Randall Garrett; (back) fifth' grader Keasha Fenn, fifth grader
Sara Hay, fourth grader Asa Watson, and third grader Rasheed
L PHIN NEWS
PORT ST. JOE
---LE MENTARY SCHOOL
by Cindy Belin.
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week: Randall
Garrett, Heather Faircloth. Jaclyn
Kerigan, Katie Gardner. Rasheed
Cherry, Asa Watson, Keasha Fenn
and Sarah Hay.
Tutoring is available for stu-
depts in grades 3-5 on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 2:15-3:30 in
the 'CCC Lab.. Transportauon is
provided to the Initiative/Cultural
Ceftf.F'F6r more information call
Minnie Likely. 227-1744.
Purple Day is Friday. October
5. Everyone is asked to wear pur-
ple to show your school spirit.
There will be a.PTO meeting
on Thursday. October 11 at 6:30.
Sto discuss our upcoming Fall
Festival. Parents are needed!
School will not be held
October 12-17 due to Fall Break.
On'Tuesday, October `23 our
Students will be treated to a per-
formance by Kuniko Yamamoto. a
Japanese Storyteller. Parents are
invited to attend.
Our annual Fall Festival will
be held on Friday. October 26 at
the Centennial Building. Students
in pre-k through second grade
will attend from 9:00-11:00 and
grades three through five will
attend from 1.1:00-1:00.
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Friday, October 26. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Golden Rules For Parents
For the" first time, the
National PTA has published a
valuable new guide,' How to Help
Your Child Succeed:"' to aid par-
ents in helping children nadiadte
the challenges. of school. The
guide lists 10 critical keys to suc-
cess .and .provides resources for
implementing them. Topics range
There' was a great article in
the Sunday Parade magazine by
Tom Lovelace. The author is a vet-
eran educator with a lot of
research to back up his points.
His message to parents and stu-
dents is how to get the most out of
the schooling experience. The sec-
ond point deals with time with
friends. You can expect grades to
fall as more time is spent with
friends. The answer is not locking
up our kids in their bedrooms,.
Rather, they need to spend more
time with adults who are encour-
aging them with higher goals and
expectations. Most teen peer
groups downplay education while
adults speak more positively
about it. Surround your children
with good voices!
Thank you for joining us for
our Middle School Open House
last Monday. It was grand to see
you and share with you the excite-
ment we all sense in our 7th and
Irom helping your child manage
homework to steering her or him
away from drugs and alcohol.
Explains National PTA President
Shirley Igo: "It deals with those
issues that parents deal, with
every day-talking with your chil-
dren, encouraging your children,
'being involved in the school, sup-
-porting and helping your child at
"home with their schoolwork. For,
information. visit pta.org.
The nation was shocked
recently as terrorists attacked our
homeland. For WES students this
made a history lesson like no
other. Students lined the front
fence with flags. ribbons. and
patriotic messages. Parent volun-
; teers Cherlyn McNamara and
Tern Knowles supplied each stu-
dent and faculty member with
unity ribbons to be worn on lapels
and we wish to thank them for
doing so. These ladies also spear-
headed the donation of t-shirts,
socks and gloves which were sent
to the firemen and rescue workers
in Washington and New York.'
"Fourth and fifth grade stu-
dents walked the track while qui-
'etly singing patriotic hymns in a
procession led by'the American
flag. Larry Brown' addressed the
group 1of youngsters and empha-
sized they. their generation, are
the ones-, that can make a differ-
Sence. The -future lies in their
hands and it is 'only through their
.. ,efforts that the hatred which
spawned this,brutal attack can be
,The following passages were
written by our students in the
aftermath of an incomprehensible
Attack On America
by Chelse Strange. Grade 3
The attack on. America was
horrible to. a lot of people. Almost
everybody was watching on TV,
listening on radios; mostly any-
thing they could find. My class
was watching almost all day. It
was a horrible thing. I think the
people who did it need to go to
prison. That was not the right
thing to do. And when they go to
prison they need to stay all their
life to think about what they did.
I was worried about that. A lot of
people were sad, mad and a lot of
other things, too. Whoever did it
killed over 5,000 people. The
president declared war. He has
,called in 5,000 reserves. It killed a
lot of people's loved ones.
The Peace We Once Had
by Caroline Douglas Grade 6
"Time sneaks up on you like a
windshield on a bug." This quote, ,
by Jon Lithgow, has definitely
been true for these first few weeks
of school. We have reached the
halfway mark for the first nine
weeks, and we have just received.
the dreaded progress reports, as of
Monday, September 10-
Students are reminded' that
they must have a --
turned in to the
office within fixe
school days after
September 19 was
an' in-service da .
school for stu-
dents; "teachers \ 'ef j
just' realized 'there -
are some ad antages to being
If you are planning on regis-
tering for the ACT. which will be
given on October 27 at PSJHS.
your registration packet must be
turned in by September 21.
These. packets are available in
the guidance office.
On September 17, a "See You
At The Pole" rally was held at Oak
Grove Assembly of God. Parents
were, invited to come and pray at
the elementary, middle, and/or
high schools. The yearly "See You
At The Pole" was held September
18;. thank you to students and
parents who gathered around the
flagpole in front of the high school.
Thanks again to everyone who,
made SYATP a success.
College Night is planned for
Thursday. September 20, at the
Gulf Coast Community College
campus in Panama City; it will be
from 7:00 to 9:00 ET. College Day
is scheduled for Friday, September -
21, at PSJHS. Many colleges from.
across the state will have repre-
sentatives to provide answers to
your .questions and to give out
general information. Parents are
invited to accompany their chil-
dren. The times for parents and
students are as follows: seniors
and parents-9:00-9:30 a.m.;
,junior, ard parents-9.30-10:00
a.m.; sophomores and freshmen--
Attention seniors! On
September 21 we will be ordering
graduation announcements; a $75
deposit is required. Senior por-
traits will be taken on Monday,
September 24, so remember to
bring three of your favorite outfits
and your best smile!
Project Graduation is already
in progress and help from the
seniors' parents is greatly needed.
The next meeting will be on
Monday, September 24 at 6:30
p.m. in the Commons Area at
Port St. Joe High.
The Annual Junior Miss
Pageant is approaching rapidly.
The pageant will be held on
29, at 7 p.m. in the
i audi t or i L m.
Tickets will be orl,
sale September 21.'
for 85. You may.
purchase a ticket;,
.- Bryan. Lisa Curry,
S Rachel Geoghagan,
S- Maclain, Howse,
Carla Money, or Kimberly Pickett.
Everyone in attendance will
observe a wide variety of talent
from our area.
The Shark football team is off
to a "not so good start." Sharks
played Blountstown Friday night
and were defeated 17-14, in a hair
raising game. Sharks1 go to Baker
this Friday to play another great
game. Good luck. Shrks.
In closing, we would like to
send our sincere condolences to
the. family members of those
affected by the recent terrorist
attacks. Although many loved
Sones ,have passed away from this
hornble act, our memones will
'never leave s1.'Will Rogers once
said, "Half our life, is spent trying
to find something to do with the
time we have rushed through life
trying to save." Though our lives
may be busy, find time to spend
with those that you love.
We wish everyone a safe and
happy week! .
Faith Christian School
Parents, students, teachers,
and friends gathered around the
flagpole Tuesday, September' 18,
to pray for our country, its leaders
and the families of those who.
have lost their lives? or have been,
wounded in the terrorist. attack-
one' week ago, Grades four
"through ;eight read the names, of
those singled out for .special"
prayer before Dr. Bill Taylor led in
prayer. Ben Thayer played
"Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes
as the third grade students raised
the flag and then lowered it to
Students and staff at Faith
Christian observed, the..,Day of
Prayer, and Remembrance with
the nation last Friday, September
14. Our principal, Dr. Taylor, read
Psalm 17, and grade one led the
group in singing, "My Country, Tis -
Of Thee".'A banner with the mes-
sage, "God Bless America", made
by, the girls in grades six, seven
The peace we 'once had
Now it is even harder to walk
down the streets.
The bombs, planes, lives
The thoughts running in our
Why, How, Will I die
Would they bomb here or in a
Are we safe in this small town
Or is it only a matter of time
Will we be left standing in fear
Is there any faith left here
They can never defeat us if
you have faith
So have faith, believe
Remember they can kill our
But our souls will always live.
Attack on America
by Jay Bryan Grade 3
The attack on America is a
tragedy. Why? Because 5,000
people died. I believe that who did
this should be punished because
(See WES on Page 3B)
and' eight was, raised. Dr. 'Taylor
prayed for those who had lost
loved ones, those who have been
hurt, those who are in rescue and
recovery teams, President Bush,
. .our nation's leaders, our armed
forces, and all Americans. We ask
our. readers to join us as we con-
tinue to pray for our country.
"Blessed is the nation whose dod
is'the Lord," Psalm 33:12.
Faith Christian students are
busy selling Christmas cards. You
will be able to see in their sales
booklet samples of cards, gift
wraps, and an assortment of gifts.
We invite you to support FCS by
making a purchase, from these
students wh, are attempting to
earn money for their school and
to become eligible for an award.
We need recipes-as many as
possible. Our goal is to have at
least one favorite recipe from each
parent and family member and
from friends of the school. Port St.
Joe needs a new recipe book.
Don't be left out!
This Friday is picture day at
Faith Christian. Come to school
with your best smile.
October is the month of many
good activities. October 1-5 will be
Book Fair time, and this year we
will be offering items from the
Family Book Store in Panama
City. The Harvest Festival is com-
ing up Saturday, October 6. Be
ready for a great barbecue chick-
en dinner, a bake sale, craft
items, and games and activities
for the children. Grades 7&8 will
be spending a week at "The
Wilds", a Christian camp in North
Carolina, October 22-26.
Our teachers are planning to
g to the Winning Women of
Florida retreat at Epworth-by-the-
Sea in St. Simons Island. Georgia
on October 19-21. If any of you
ladies would like to join us, please
call the office for details, 229-
6707. There will be a school holi-
day on October 19.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 3B
Carseat Safety Check Event A Success
Statistics show that four out
of five child safety seats are incor-
rectly installed when parents have
the seats checked.
Some. of the issues the child
safety seat education workshop
focused on were airbag safety,
correct seat belt and child safety
seat use and Florida's seat belt
and child safety restraint laws.
The parents received new car
seats after they were educated
about child passenger safety.
The technicians distributed
car seats to participants based on
age and weight of infants/tod-
dlers. Also, the type of seat belts
and their placement within a vehi-
cle determined the proper posi-
tioning of the car seat installation.
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Foam "pool noodles" were used for
correct recline angle positioning of
infant car seats. Rear-facing
infant car seats must be at a' 45
degree angle to prevent a child's
head from dropping forward, and
cutting off their airway. In some
vehicles with leather seats, shelf
paper was used so that the
carseat would not slide ott of'
position after being properly
strapped in by -the seat belt.
Participants were pleased with the
information received during the
training and installation portions
of the program.
There are a number of things
for parents to remember for
proper installation of their child's
carseat. Here is a One Minute
Safety Seat Checklist developed
by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration for parents:
,Do you have and understand
Always read the child safety
seat use and installation instruc-
Read the seat belt and child
seat installation section of your
vehicle s owner's manual.
Does your child ride in the
correct safety seat?
Infants, from birth to age one,
and a minimum of 20 pounds
should ride in the middle back
seat in a rear facing safety seat.
Check "the labels on your car seat
for correct child weights.
Children over one year and at
least 20 pounds may nde forward
facing in the back seat. Children
should ride in a child safety seat
with a five-point .harness until
they weigh about 40 pounds.
Children who weigh between 40
and 80 pounds should ride in the
back seat in a belt-positioning
booster seat, which uses the adult
lap and shoulder belt.
Child Passenger Safety
Technician, Kuwala Avery said
That safety belts were designed for
the average male who is 5' 9 1/2
inches tall and weighs 165.
-Safety belts are too big for a child
below the 80 lb. weight. That is
why a child can graduate to usina
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a seat belt when they are either 4'
9 1/2 inches tall and weigh 80
lbs. or the child is eight years old
arid weighs 80 lbs. The 80 lb.
weight limit along with the correct
height are the key factors for you
to decide When to- switch ;your
child from booster seats to safety
The car seat safety event took
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Department. The program, was
conducted in collaboration with:
the. University of Florida
Cooperative Extension Service,
Florida Highway Patrol, St.Ju'e -
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Florida Healthy Families Program.
The program was a success
with 23 participants attending the
program and 33 car seats distrib-
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made available to parents, while
they participated in the educa-
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Drinks, hamburgers and chips
were provided to the participants,.
while they waited their turned to-
be assisted by the Certified Safety
Technicians, who assisted the
parents with hands-on demons-
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Chloe Hemanes (above right) received her convertible car seat at the car seat safety check.
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MLS#90372 556,500 each.
Call Paulette Cleare.
Lot 6 Clearwater Drive. Gulf Front Residentia
Lot Not many left.
Call Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.
117 N 38th Street, Mexico Beach, 3 Bedroom,
Contact Mbrgaret Presswood
Investor's Opportunity: Large '1 lac parcel,
300' to Beach. Perfect for Planned Develop-
Owner Financing MLS#9426
Contact Joy Holder
Great Beach Views from Living room, dining
room, kitchen & master bedroom. 3 Bed-
room, 3 Bath.
Cumming House: Great Location, 2 Bedroom,
2 Bath home sitting on large corner lot located
in St. Joe Beach.
Call Joan Smithwick.
LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
Lot 8 & 9 Sandbar Drive: 1.76 acres each. MLS#90431, 90432. $80,000 Contact Pat Johnson.
Howard Creek: 2 lots located in great fishing community only 3 blocks from Little Brothers River.
1 lot with house is $250,000. Vacant lot is priced' at $20,000. Contact Paulette Cleare.,
PSJHS NJROTC News
The NJROTC Unit at Port St.
Joe High School has been very
busy since my last article. On -
Sunday. September 16 a color
guard traveled to St. George
Island to present the colors at a
Sunday service at the First United
In the classroom cadets have
also been paying close attention to
the tragedy that happened to our
country this past week. Each of
us has a better understanding of
what our country means to us,
and how fortunate we are to live in
America. We have talked about
how we feel about the whole situ-
ation; We are all very sad but also
commitLed to doing our part to get
through this trying time in our
country's history. Some cadets
have relatives or fnends that were
in the buildings that went down.
All of our prayers go out to every-
one who cares and is affected by
this senseless and barbanc act.
The Unit is trying to prepare
for our Annual Inspection, which
takes place on October 25.
Commander Kenneth Liles. our
Area 7 Commander, will visit our
unit in order to evaluate us both
individually and as a unit to see if
we are doing.a good job in our
community. We are stnving to do
all we can do to be ready for this
Until next week. this is
Ensign Lisa Floyd saying:
WES--From Page 2B
it killed. thousands of people's
loved .ones. The president has
declared war. He has called 5,000
reserves to gorto war., Pakistan
says. that, they might help
America. But Afghanistan says
that if Pakistan helps America,
Afghanistan might be Pakistan's
enemy, and might have a war on
Pakistan. They just want Pakistan
to help them. But Pakistan knows
Afgharnstan' has the fault of 5.000
people dead.: "
SWhat Does America Mean To
by Kaleb Price Grade 3
WWhat does America mean to
me?j It means love, peace, free-
dom, loyalty and bravery.
First is love.. I-love America. I
love the people that protected me.
Most of all I love God for giving us
'Second is peace. Peace means
a lot. I have peace for our land. I
have peace for' the people who
protected me and the other peo-
Third is freedom. Freedom is
slaves being freed. 'People being
freed from jail. Freedom is about
being in the dark then cdmes the
Fourth is loyalty. I am loyal to
the people who protected me. I am
loyal to the land I live on. I- am
loyal to the people who live on the
land I live on.
Last is bravery.- Bravery is
people that go in houses on fire to
save people. Bravery is 'people
fighting for their country.
Now you see how important
America is to me. God bless
Note: Bill 'Carr would like to
remind all sixth grade students
that the second installment of
their science fair project is due
, g'r nd ry
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We have many other properties listed. Call for more information or visit us on the Internet at www.florida-beach.com
The St. Joe Company
announced the appointment of
William A. (Billy) Buzzett as direc-
tor of special projects in
Northwest Florida September 5th.
In his new position, Buzzett
will work with local leaders on
efforts to improve Northwest
Florida's regional and civic infra-
structure including the study
effort underway to support the
proposed, relocation of the
Panama City-Bay County Inter-
national Airport. Buzzett will be
involved in planning and infra-
structure development through-
out Northwest Florida.
"As an attorney, developer
and engineer, Billy is uniquely
qualified to manage St. Joe's par-
ticipation in infrastructure initia-
tives in Northwest Florida," said
Robert M. Rhodes, St. Joe's exec-
utive vice president and general
counsel. "Billy is an insightful,
consensus builder who brings a
well-rounded perspective to this
position afforded by a long family
heritage in Northwest Florida. He
brings to this position a rare
insight into Northwest Florida's
strengths and potential."
Buzzett comes to St. Joe from
his private Northwest Florida legal
practice where he specialized in.
"land-use, education; and local
development law along with state
and fedei-al environmental per-
mitting. He also served as execu-
tive director of the Constitution
Revision Commission charged
with reviewing the state constitu-
tion and proposing changes.
Buzzett will immediately take
major responsibility for the coor-
dination of St. Joe's participation
in the planning options for the
, relocation, of the Panama City -
Bay County International Airport.
In April 2001, the Federal
Aviation Administration provided
initial approval of a site in west
Bay County for the relocated air-
port. The Florida. Legislature
appropriated $10 million in June
to support planning, environmen-
tal permitting and design of the
relocated airport. Last month, the
Airport Authority approved a
scope of work to kick off the pro-
"Our objective is to bring the
extensive design and planning tal-
ents of St. Joe to a partnership
with Bay County and the airport
authority that will produce a
model vision for the west Bay
County area," said Chris Corr, St.
Joe's vice president for public
affairs. "Billy has the right combi-
nation of credentials, insight and
experience to bring a sharp focus
to St. Joe's participation in the
"I believe this community has
a rare opportunity to create a
visionary plan for the next 50Q
years that will stand as a model
for the rest of Florida, as well as
the nation," said Buzzett. .'We
Projects In NW Florida '
have a chance to promote endear-
ing and enduring communities,
better air service at lower fares
and enhance our quality of life."
"As the. community creates
this plan, it is important that we
work to protect the special envi-
ronmental resources of West Bay,"
said Buzzett. "At the same time, I
believe the vision for this part of
Bay County should include a
strong emphasis on designing the
relocated airport facility as an
anchor for an economic develop-
ment strategy that will lead to bet-
ter and higher paying jobs.
In the early 1990's Buzzett
served as an adrrunistrauve law
judge in the Florida Division of
Administrative Hearings. He also
served as a staffrattorney in the
Florida House of Representatives,
Committee on Judiciary.
A native of Northwest Flonda,
Buzzett is married to Kelly Haynes
Buzzett, and they have two sons.
His office will be located in
Panama City Beach.
The St. Joe Company, a pub-
licly held company based in
Jacksonville, is Florida's largest
Fantasy' trip to
ACC Bowl Game
ALLTEL is offering an.
"Ultimate Football Fantasy" trip.
Football fans can now register for
ALLTEL's Ultimate Football
Fantasy Sweepstakes with a
grand prize that includes a tnp for
four to any of the college football
bowl games for the 2001 season
featuring a guaranteed Atlantic
Coast Conference team appear-
"'ALLTEL will give some lucky
football fans a chance to be
treated like a VIP while seeing
their favorite team in action," said.
Carvin Steed. ALLTEL's vice pres-
ident and general manager for the
Florida Panhandle market.
In addition to four tickets to
the game, grand prize winners will
alsq receive transportation, hotel
accommodations, a cash
allowance, .an ALLTEL gift pack
and a free phone with wireless
service for a year. The winners
also will get a pre-game "chalk
talk" from a football expert.
Customers can register at any
ALLTEL retail store in the Florida
Panhandle, or at www.alltel.com
for the online version of the
Ultimate Football Fantasy
Sweepstakes. No purchase is nec-
essary to enter.
The Ultimate Football Fantasy
Sweepstakes ends October 26.
real estate operating company. It
is engaged in community, com-
mercial. industrial, hospitality.
leisure and resort development.
along with residential and com-
mercial real estate services. The
company also has significant
interests in timber.
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Sales@ C21 Gulf CoastRealty.com
@1999 Caniur., 21 Real Estate Corpora.ion '' ar,
McDonald's Opens Smoke-Free!
McDonald's of Port St. Joe,
first opened its doors Thursday,
Sept. 13. However, on Saturday,
Sept. 15, Paul Hebert, McDonald's
owner/operator hosted a huge
Grand Opening and SWAT
(Students Working Against
Tobacco) showed up to honor him
and his new restaurant, for
choosing to offer a Smoke-Free
: dining choice to local patrons.
- When Ronald McDonald rode
N into town on a fire truck, he was
r met by a parking lot full of chil-
dren and SWAT Youth. Ronald
McDonald presented almost an
hour of jokes, entertainment and
t.: a magic show to an enthusiastic
1 crowd that ranged from tiny tots
through young children to the
middle school and high school
SWAT members and many par-
ents and grandparents. At the end
of his show, Ronald McDonald
had several prize drawings .that
included backpacks, puppets, a
eir wagon and even a bicycle.
The SWAT' Team of Gulf
County made ad presentation to
McDonald's owner Paul Hebert to
commend him for. choosing to
Fotr All Your Offic
For All Your Office
Supply Needs .
operate .his restaurant Smoke-
Free / Tobacco-Free. SWAT Youth
thank Mr. Hebert for helping keep
Florida's air clean.
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Power Washing, Painting (interior and exterior)
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2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600 Fax'(850) 227-2115
Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Street at Hwy. 98
Rentals (850) 648-5449* Sales (850) 648-5683
Fax (850) 648-4247
Cape Office Barrier Dunes Office
4320 Cape San Bias 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 i'"tra cirrail- and serv.cu mark i0 C rolur, 21 Real Esiale Cofporai.on Each c nice .- aciapen ti.rill, ownen d and operated Equal Hous.ng Opporluni.y
Com m ercial Property- Th,. prc,.s rr, -cn -, i .. C Iisc oi.o 1 0(
denr.ial bur ho. a special e pl ic,-I ,' a piroei:.. Monume Harbor Apart ents e loc, r.i
.3 dc:ior: ofhce ihe o lh.: E 1 1.-b old urri,:.cd tJr occupar.,, S239.000. Call Anitra Norlon for more inor-
Ihe eiceplion Mt .:ome perio,..lo .im-m. Cr.,. II maion.
tinonce ,' 2''. dc,.n len mi negol.able Ihns pp'Ber .,B' .
ryii lacai-j wl, cne bhcd Irm ihe rouri.,pal 10:p.'- ""
820 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Comi-i...al appr 4
oo -.80' lo' and b....ld,.-.g .;il- good pak.ng Great
Opportunity 5315,000 MLSz9836 Contact Ellen Alle
Established commercial property almost contiguous
to Arvida's first water front development in Gulf
County This moa-l h0, Iremendou: polerial Ior a
bu.ire:s or.d. oa a capirol in-.ermer.I The parii.ulai:
ore II un,: '3 ol Ihe unnl kilchenetei S599.000.
HOWARD CREEK*WEWAHITCHKA-PORT ST. JOE
210 Old Bay City Road. Howard Creek. 2 ER I BA
home on 3 cleared lo i 569,900. MLSa90072. Call
107 Monica Drive Port St. Joe lo.-, i 3BR/ 2B
home ha s ha, been recently remodeled MLSX9123,
S113,500. Call Susie White.
FIXER-UPPER 3681 Ib Horme needs .r.ier.cr ork
Conver.e-i Ic'caioom orr 3rd and W'oaddard ML5S
#9690 549,500 Contact Preston Russ
| LOT LISTINGS
CAPE SAN BLAS
Bay View lots on C-30 with great view of boy.
$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
I Parkside Circle. $75,000. MLS#6902
Interior, MLS#6902, Park side Circle, $75,000, Elva
Interior Lot, MLS#5327, Cape San Blas Rd.,
Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drivee,
Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$110,000 Susie White.
Interior Lot, MLS#5332, Secluded Dunes Drive,
Ist 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.
Port St. Joe 1502 Long Avenue Thi. .. a3b:P ILL home
il-oi ,Could b a ra i.arl., h-Tie G 3 .rio ,r.. rr-. n', i r
Cintroll, lc:ai' d ..3 a. .chcolh .anr.d 'he do..o'n..n aO' 3
MLSA9776 580,000. Call Susie While.
120 Barbara Drive Port 51 Joe 1a BP'298 A br-cl
home large gq.ai ron .iih l.replace 5154,900.
MLS#9284. call Susie White.
f. a.. '- A ~~INS.a- 1
NEW LISTING Overstreetl 8918 Hwy.386 3Bk 2Ei
S79,900, MLS a 9869 For more information call Patri-
cia Roaap at 648.5683.
92 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach Beauliful Sunsels and
Great Living! Across from dedicated beach with unob-
s,.'ucied gLll .ie L[arg.A 2 siorv cu.,rm buir brick
hF:,e A.rh pei':,nal'r, or. I I,: 4 BR.'3 5 BA
appra 3532 .q ct ih.,ng area La'ge deck. Flori-
da .o2.T. hu-.e ahached garage 56291000.00.
MLSv9252. Contact Ellen Allemore
111 E & F 1st St Mexico Beach. Duplex on corner lot
- One of a kind! One Lc.u:-, ber'een duplex and high.
, a iher. beachi 2 BPI' ]A up-la.is ,rh 2 decks For gulf
s'e;n 2BR./BA doniiairs' uih gulfl 'ie deck
S 0)AO nn Ul 9o25 r.Cntat Ftn Alln A.llmnn
490' Waterfront on Pristine St. Joseph Bay. Fi.h-
erman's Paread.e 3.t '2BA home and 500 r
dock O.e. iL ac'e. Keep i-..i aot a onderlul
lainIl, retreat o. I-hr properr, could be :.bd...ded
lor profoP r.op.r, could po:sAbly be :ubd,.-deJ
r.IG 5-6 balrori n lo: 1,r mmred.ale pi:ol.i 0.
pic-perr, wouldd male a 0 ornddrtul gorhe.ring plact
fo. [rirndi a*3d laiml/ Gccal boainr.. -..:llop-r.g
and 1.hi.ng Propeir, ri onl, abou 1 i. 2 i.TleS
Irorrm ml Jo-eph PFnins.la oiale Park 51,350,00
Owner Financing available. Call Preston Russ at
1-800-600-1298, ext. 26.
A.' .. ., .
225 8th Streel ., b" bo,-', rcorn, and a la.ge
open kncfer. iTh. ouI i. ,: o. a 7'- I.7'O l iI ihai .. onl
one blaoclT 1cm he ba, ..'. Por Jo The home is priced
at $104,900 or may be purchased with the adjacent lot
that is next door for 5154,800. The lot may be sold sep-
arate for only s49,900. MLSi9924.
3,4 ,oroneao n..eet- ... Jue...each, L.uo' o-m...i...
bn02,75'in loit IICiuxD150 11000 tI of dEck ion 2nd
and 3rd levels with all BR h.a-ing access to oan deck area B K. '
Ground level Gfr .o.r, cpIir aoparirirl game room ; .
ofce .v.h to.age 150 J. app r. itlal ut under -8203 Hwy 98 Gulfaire Towphome- beautiful sunset
3000 S159.000. MLSa9430. Contact Ellen Alemore. and beach! Nice, well rr anlained 2 Br 2.5 Ba unit
wt h ground level eniry Good ihntal investment, 'ec-
I .... d ome or year-round ling 289,000. MLS
9798 Contact Ellen Allemore.,
2006 Juniper Ave, Port St loe 3B 1 '2BA horn- or.
loige lol taller BRF -;lue ne ..;nd.:,s arid niarments
2 car garage MLS#90249, S159,900 Call Brenda M.ller
MLSh2600, H.-, C 3 S $129,500.
MLSff2601, 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'x140', largest beach view lots on
the beach! $225,000 each.
ML5#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'xl 50'. 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, Dalkielh, Mace Mortin Rd., $89,900, Anitra
MLS#5506, 6000 Dolkieth Rd., $64,500.
Interior, MLS # 9581, Overstreet, Sunshine Rd., 4.7
acres, $40,500, Patricia Raap
Intracoastal Waterway, MLS # 9261, Overstreet, Roberts
BAY FRONT ROME, GUEST HOUSE APARTMENT- CAPE
SAN BLAS Ltcel, cu:,.im home wi/approx 125' on he
bay wilh 350' boardwalk Builit wih loas of exurasl
REDUCED S475,000. MLS #5086
New Gulf Front Home with Bay Access 3BR,'3BA iih
hardwood floors, berber'carpet, fully furn shed. Board-
walk to Beach and deeded Bay access $515,000. MLS-
#9646. Contact Diane Peevy ,
324 SANDPIPER ROAD-CAPE SAN BIAS Enjoy the sun-
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 Linda Ulm. for more
Landing Rd., 35.9 acres, $199,000, Patricia Roap.
Interior, MLS#6624, Wewahilchka, Wetappo Drive,
$11,800, Patricia Roap.
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, Linda Ulm.
Interior, MLS#8036, Quarter Horse Lane, $21,000, Bren-
Interior, MLS#6097, Wewohitchka, Hwy. 386, $195,500, .
7672 Hwy 98 -, St. Joe Beach Magnificent unob-
structed Gulf view Spectaculiarvintage large Florida
beach house and landscaping with fruit trees and
.patiospaces. 5BR/3BA on 4 lots. Allhoughiconslruct-
ed of cypress and pine, recently redone with vinyl,
CH/A, plumbing, wiring. Multi-zoned would make a
great restaurant. $490,000 MLS#10207-Contact Ellen
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Beach View Newly Constructed townhodies at Sea-
cliffs, 4 BR/4 1/2 BA, quality construction in. goled
townhouse community. Greal views of the beac.hfrom
each of the three decks.Furniurniu'package available.
Private, elevator i*n each unit. Over 2200 square "feet.
Prices starting at $30$'900. ,
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decksl FEMA available 6132 Hwy C-30, Call 4nitra
Norton. $429,000. MLS#10101
SWAT team members presented Paul Hebert and his wife, Heidi, with a plaque recognizing
Buzzett Named St. Joe Director
Four Offices to Serve 1
YOUR DREAM HOME BUILDERS
SERVING GULF & BAY COUNTIES
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 5B
Hospice of the Emerald Coast
Offering Grief Counseling
Wiregrass Hospice and
',Hospice of the Emerald Coast
would like to extend bour deepest
,sympathy to those families whose
NOW See The Star On Line at
lives were touched by the recent
tragedy against our United States.
Our Social Services depart-
ment is available to assist with
grief counseling related to the loss
of family hnembers, friends and
professional peers. We share in
your pain. Please let us help.
If you are in Alabama or
mw Resort Realty
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1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
INDIAN PASS BEACHFRONT-- "Powell Home,"
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3BR/3.5BA home with cherry flpors, gourmet kitchen,
fireplace, luxury bath, elevator, balcony, irrigation
system, decks. Spectacular water views. $825,000.,
Georgia, please call 800/626-
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You can help the victims and
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PO Box 5028, Albany, NY 12205;i
or NY Community Trust, The
Sept. 11th Fund, 2 Park Ave., NY,
St. George Island
Cape San Bias Office
433 Cape San Bias Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SCENIC ROUTE C-30 BEACHFRONT "Brookins
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"The Attack on America has
On September 11th our great
nation suffered its greatest tragedy
of a single day since the Civil War.
I join all other Americans wio are
shocked and outraged by the ter-'
rorist hijackings and attacks on
the World Trade Center and on the
SWith this attack.' the United
States has: entered a new era. We
have been thrust into a new type of
conflict and face an implacable
enemy who will not hesitate to
destroy innocent life.
CIA Director George Tenet has
said in testimony before Congress
that terrorist attacks are, immi-
nent. It is impossible to predict
i, th certainty where', or w ,hen ter:
rorists might strike again, but this
'incomprehensible tragedy is a ter-
rible reminder that we- musttake
'the threat of terrorism seriously.
Let there be no mistake-the'
U.S. government will investigate.
pursue, and seek convictions of
'the criminals who were behind this
cowardly attack. These terronst
attacks were truly acts of war, angl
we will respond forcefully and
appropriately.. The United States
will.take action against the terror-'
ists' and punish the governments
S. .. .. I. -'' -.
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home with new carpet, new hvmg room furnishings.
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B t w w r, n m fr i and freshly painted interior. Great Value with rental
oven, new washer and dryer, new roof. End unit offers '.potential, outstand interior. Gulfreat Vaie wi renta$185,000.
g Guf v iews. $200,000. M potential, outstanding Gulf views. $185,000.
,great Gulf views. $200,000. MLS#10103. .#90221.
Select Land Values:
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:. Scenic Hwy. C-30 Bayfront Lot 2, Heron Bay Lane, approx. 1.16 acres, septic installed. $176,500.
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Currently available for adop'
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Tracker, a shepherd mix-female,
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lab/chow mix;: Dan, a year old
that support and harbor such
We must pull together as a
country to gneve for all those we
have lost. to care for all those who
were injured and support all those.
families who have been affected by
this tragedy. \Ve must pull together,
as one people to protect our nation
and our way of life., .
,. menca must lead the ci'vilized
world in a relentless campaign to
root out and defeat terrorists and
terrorist states. As we mourn the
tragic loss of life. the United States
must remain resolute. Our friends
,and our enemies alike must be
made to understand that we will.
not be deterred from the defense of'
our interests nor shnnk from our
This. tragedy calls for the cer-
tain 'and severe punishment: of
those responsible and requires. a
commitment :by Americans to,
address. our vulnerabilities. 'We
must.understand that the struggle
now upon us may be long and dif-.
ficult. Yet. America has always pre-
vailed against her enemies and will
do so again.
Those 'of us who have the
honor of serving our Nation in
Gidget, a small female mixed-.
'breed puppy;. Judson, a small
feisty male; Boston Blackie, a 3
*yr. old male chow/lab mix, all
shots. neutered & FREE: A small
red shaggy female;, two golden
retriever mixed pups, 5 mos. old;
three black lab pups 3-4 months
One male, one female black
terrier pups: medium-sized cream
colored lab/hound mix female.
spayed, shots. & FREE: three kit-
ties, just weaned. 2 bobtailed:
four black, one white/orange kit-
tens,l eight wks. old..
For,> iore information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227- 1103 pr
visit the web site at www.cape
The Washington Improvement
'Group and Consumer Credit
Counseling Services will conduct
Sa workshop on credit counseling.
This workshop will be free to the
public and will cover information
.for people that are currenly'in
businesss and those trying to start
their business. r.
black lab: Sweetie. a female shep- Included in the workshop will
herd mix puppy. "be discussion on understanding
S. !, your credit, how to read .your
_3. E credit report, and credit counsel-
"- ,,. ,i i-I .r ing. .
L; The workshop will be held at
the WIG Teen Center, 401 Peters
St., in Port St. Je, ,from' 5:30 to
7;00 p.m. ET on Friday, October
21. WIG is encouraging anyone
interested in starting a business
or, anyone with an existing busi-
. ness, or anyone who just wants
information 'on how to rebuild
your credit to come and partic-
For more information please
contact the WIG office at 229-
these hallowed halls of Congress
have a very difficult job to carry
out. We must always maintain the
magnificence of our Constitution.
while moving forward with the leg-
islative challenge of balancing the
need for additional security versus
our God-given rights and the rule
.of law. I believe that our govern-
ment has never before been faced
with a larger challenge than the
preservation of the Ideals of this
Nation, while still addressing the
But that is not enough. We
must resolve to fight back against
these insane acts by committing
the country's full resources in an
aggressive effort to determine who
is responsible, to see thatjustice is
done, and to do everything possible
to deter such.acts in the future. As
former Navy, Secretary Richard
Danzig pointed out. our memory is
long and our reach is longer.
I extend my 'deepest sympa-
thies to the families of the victims,
while expressing my gratitude to
all of the emergency and law
enforcement personnel and other
' volunteers, many of whom have
lost their lives to help with our
emergency response efforts.
From Page 3B
their child's car seat.
Gulf County wants to recog-
nize Kuwala Avery. Coordinator of
the Multicultural Passenger
Safety Program from the
. University of Florida Cooperative
Extension Service, for bringing
both an educational program and
carseats to participants attending
the event. Also, Gulf County
'would like to recognize Florida
Highway Patrol Officer Lt. Joseph
Tucker and Trooper ,Nixe Miller
for bringing an additional, number
of carseats to meet the needs of
Other, important persons to
recognize are the other -Certified
Child Safety Seat technician team
members: Sue Dietz, Washington
County Health Department, Holly
Mathis, Florida Department of
Transportation, Trooper Jim
Bass, and Bob Fleming, Law
Enforcement Liason District III.
Many thanks go. out to
Fireman Bobby Plair and the St.
Joe Beach Fire Department for
use of their facility., Sallie Mae
Servicing Corporation funded the
hamburgers and chips for the
event, and the Piggly Wiggly pro-
vided drinks. Danielle Myrick and
Beth Haisten volunteered their
time, to provide' childcare. Special
thanks, to Precision Industrial
Services for use of their grill.
DRUG TIPS LINE
Sponsored by the Gulf County
S S4 Sheriff's Department .
B~yScre nlsre?^TyB/s -Relacmen
Doit yourself ve money or letus install
Dityurself adh ,save money o Ir. let.,us install
Gulf Front Lot: 100 x 563 MOL;in
Secluded Dunes, a prestigious gated
community adjacent to the state park.
Looking for the best in Gulf
Front..this is itl $1,075,000
* Screen Porches
* Florida Rooms
* Pool Enclosures Storm Shutters
Quarter share of a 3 BR/3.5 BA
Gulf Front Barrier Dunes Townhome.
Nicely furnished and tastefully deco-
rated. Call for details $89,000.00
160 Annie Ave Stone Mill Creek.
Very nice 3 BR/ .5 BA home. 1800
sq. ft home on2+ acres with pool,
fireplace and more. $150,000.
Gulf Front -Dream Come Truel 3
BR/2 full, 2 half BA, 50 x 350 lot.
Fully furnished @ $575,000
2025 Marvin Ave., 4 BR/3 BA,
3000', newer home that needs finish-
Barrier Dunes: Beautiful views from
this 2 BR/2 BA townhome. $195,000
If you like to hunt or fish this is the
home for yo1 Lgo in Howard
Creek. T r taken
care of 3 T, I New
vinyl v p s, screened
porcfr a:rort, boat cover, nicely
landscaped. Being sold with most
furnishings for only $59,500
Howard Creek,' 3 BR/2 BA mobile
home on large lot. 1650 sq.ft. of living
area plus an enclosed porch. A "cook's
kitchen",' large living room with fire-
place and vaulted ceilings, large mas-
ter bath wilh double vanity and his and
hers closets, laundry room and more.
Owner financing possible. $65,000
* Aluminum Handrailing
* Window Screens
* Screen Repair
Bring in your old screens for replacement (aluminum only)
Americ1an 11' Scee 11 Awn~i'ii'Tingi[
160.Cessna Dr. (Airport)
P o t.Jo, L 50-27368
rif and condolences to all those affected by the tragic events of Tuesday. September
S11th. Our hopes and prayers are with the families and friends of those involved.
GOD BLESS AMERICA.
IL.T- g 1
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2 00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
^ Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
Check us out online at starfl.com Classified ads
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate; Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1992 Crown Victoria Ford, fully loaded,
$5,000. Call 227-1572. 2tc9/20
1998 Lincoln Towrn Car, 46,000 miles,
$18,000. Call 229-6449. 2tc9/13
2000 Scooter, like new, blue in color
with helmet, $1,375. Call 653-2565.
fbwm< CR1997 Ford
7 ..,,',a .,*:" '4- ERanger
1996 Mercury Mystique
1995 Chevy Corsica
1991 Toyota Canmry
1990 Ford Bronco ll
1991 Chevy Geo
1992 Ford. mustang 5.1
1991 Chevy Cavalier $
W. C. Robinson Auto Sales
3996 N. Hwy. 71, Wewahltchka
For Sale, 20'x48' houseboat. Sleeps9,
.large bath, 2., porches, completely, fur-
nished, A/C and'many other amenities,,
R. Lawrence 850-229-8058. 2tp9/20
MUST SEE! 15' fiberglass River Craft
boat. 55 H.P. Suzuki Motor, stainless
steel prop, depth/fish finder. TAC arid
more. 2 gas tanks, 2 batteries, spare
tire & wheel. New 40 lb.. thrust,
Minnkota trolling motor. Heavy duty
trailer. All good condition. Ist S1,500
gets it. See at 1003 Marvin Ave or call
229-5859 I tp9/20
20 ft. Bay Hawk, 115 Evinrude .out-
board, MTI trailer. 2 .600 See it at
Steve's Boats in Port St. Joe Call 770-
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc9/6
Very Nice,2 bedroom, bath apartment
in Port St. Joe. $450 per month with a
$300 deposit. No pets. For more, info
call 229-6527. tfc9/20
Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
unfurnished. washer/dryer hook-up.
$800 per month. S300 secunty deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-5449.
3 bedroom, 1 bath single farn-rl home,
unfurnished. washeridryer hook-up.
8550 per month. S250 security deposit.
No Pets. 19th Street. Mexco Beach. Call
Gulf Coast vacauon Rentals at 648-
Mexico Beach long term rentals.
Several to choose from. Call. Pelican
Walk Real Estate at 850-648-4995.
HOUSE FOR RENT
Adorable 2 bedroom, 1
bath, eat in kitchen, separate
dinning room, new carpet.
$450 per month, 1 month
security deposit. No Pets.
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!
Furnished trailer for rent in Overstreet
area. Call 648-5306. tfc9/20
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-
Won't last long. Spacious 1 bedroom
apartment. Nice location in Port St. Joe,
$350 per month. Call 229-7887. Itc9/20
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc9/6
Furnished -and Unfurnished Re-ntals,
St. Joe Beach, Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront, Gulfvlew and
Interior) Several Short and Long Term
from $400 to 1,400 per month. Airline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. 2tc9/13
House for Rent at St. Joe Beach. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, all appliances, covered
parking, $450 month, $450 security
deposit. 1 year lease, call 850-233-
House for Rent. 1/2 block from Beach.
41st,:Street, Mexico Beach. Call 1-850-
668-7212 leave message 648-3090;
Trailer for rent, 2 bedroom, I bath,
S300 a month S200 deposit. 164
McGlon Dr. Wewa. Call 648-6582. ,ic9,,6
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, S250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc9/6
8228 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. 2 story
house, gulfview. 2 bedroom; 2 bath.
$725 a month plus S400 deposit. Call
Fantastic view on St.-Joe Bay. 3 bed-
room, 2 bath with spacious entertain-
ment area, great decks, fish pond, beau-
tiful landscaping. S1.500 monthly. Call
For Rent RV Spaces, full hookup, call
229-8959, leave message. 8tp8/16
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, swimming 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
accessible. .. ,
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
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities, energy efficient const.. stove &
refng.., fum., 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 & refrig..
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refng., washer/dr'er hook-up.
New extra Ig. 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
PM. f 9/6
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental uruts. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. [eO9/6
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave. 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfc. 6
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more Info.
See The Star online
also the Classifieds &
Trades & Services
Sonline at ww.starfl.com
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 $85k,
1st at 7.3% ARM $676.64 pays all
P.I.T.I. For showing. Call Annette at.
648-6502 or owner at 334-347-4011.
Yard Sale, 8876 Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill,
Sat., Sept. 22nd, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
EST. Lots of baby items, plus size
clothes, CD'S, toys, & misc. items.
Yard Sale, 1907 Cypress Ave., Sat.,
Sept. 22nd, 8:00 am til. Rain Cancels.,
3 Family yard Sale, 130 Gulf Street. St.
Joe Beach, Sat., Sept. 22nd, 8:00 until.
Boys clothes, size 24 months, toys, .
books, craft supplies, household items,
electronic items, ladies clothes, arid lots /
of misc. Itp9/20
Yard Sale, 803:GarrisonAve., Sat.. Sept
22nd,. 8:00-12:00. Books. table saw,
sofa, love seat, canopy water bed '&
Garage Sale, Corner of Hy. 98 and
27th Street. NlMe.co Beach. Sat., Sept.
22nd. Many lamps, bed frame, end
table, coffee table. 2 new chairs, clothes.
and much more. Also another location a
sleeper sofa, $125. Call 648-8005.
Yard Sale, 129 Magellan Street. St. Joe
Beach, Sat., Sept. 22nd. 8:00 ul. Dirung
room table and chairs, queen size sofa
sleeper, computer printer & desk, other
furniture, books, & clothing, etc., 647-
Yard Sale, 335 Atlantic Street, St. Joe
Beach, Sat., Sept. 22nd, 8:00-12:00.
Lots of good stuff. Rain Cancels.
Help people with disabilities find
work. Goodwill is expanding in the
Port St. Joe. BS degree required. Reply
to: Coordinator of Career Development.
Goodwill. 3221 E. Bus 98. Panama City.
FI 82401 or fax to (.550u 76.9-735,9.
Hightwatch Security hiring 2 people
for Port St. Joe Area. Call 747-8960.
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. ,rco
Now taking applications for Pest
Control Technician. Must have a clean
Florida Dnvers license. Will train night
person. Apply at 321 B Reid Ave., Port
St. Joe. tfc9/6
POSITION VACANCY WITH THE GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS 2001-2002.
E.S.E. Aide, Wewahitchka Elementary
School, Application deadline:
September 21, 2001, 12:00 NOON
C.D.T. Contact, Mr. Clayton Wooten,,
Principal,, Wewahitchka Elementary
School, 514 E. River Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, 850-639-
2476. A copy of the advertised Job
description is available from the school
office or the district office building
located at 150 Middle School Road in
Port St. Joe. Qualifications: High school
diploma preferred work experience with
exceptional children, preferred work
experience in a school environment,
CDA required. A fingerprint analysis at
employee cost (S421 will be required if
not already verified. Salary range %%il be
determined by salary schedule. GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL'
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Itc9/20
Emergency Service Screener Gulf
County. Maintains a position on the
o:n-call rotauon for emergency mental
health screening and crisis intervention
.'in Gulf County. Provides assessment
and screerung at Gulf Pines Emergency
Room or Gull County Shenffs Office for
appropriateness of hosplialization.
Arranges admission and transfer of
Baker Act clients to appropriate facili-
ties. Prondes cnsis intervention. refer-
ral to serxaces, 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 Psychiatnc Nursing: or Bachelor's
degree in a mental health-related field
with tv.o 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, FL
32456. Life Management Center is an
equal opportunity employer and a drug-
free workplace. .fc9/13
ATTENTION ON. DECK! Maritime
Personnel Servfces; Inc., a leader in
'marine job placement. is seeking
Captains, Mates, Engineers, QMED's,
AB's, OS's and Deckhands for the off-'
shore oil/gas industry. Expenenced &
non-experienced. Career opportunity!
Benefits! Call 850-234-9900. E-mail-
CAPTschool aol.com. 20tc5/24
Cashiers needed at convenience store
on Cape San Bias. Call Tamnmy at 229-
,7 775 for details. tfc9/'3
Now Hiring:'"NA's all shifts,; FT and
PT. RN's/LJN's. 11-7, FT and PT, PT
all shifts. Bay St. George Care C.enter,.
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 KIDS1I!! If you
need to fulfill a desire to make a valu-
able contribution to the community
please enroll now. Call Don Rich or
'Carolyn Peak at 227-1204. This
opportunity can lead to full time
ANN : ^ ; .' ^ ,^ ;, *
7NEW CONTRACTS MEAN
LONG TERM WORK!
Now Hiring: Experienced Tradesmen in
the Shipbuilding Industry
Imediate openings for: Shipfitters,
Flux Cqre Welders, Pipe Fitters,
Pipe Welders, Tackers, Helpers
EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDING:
Health Insurance 7
401 (k) Plan
Apply in person
134 S. East Avenue
Eastern'Shipbuilding Group is a Drug Free Workplace
CHILDREN'S OUTREACH COUN-
SELOR GULF COUNTY Provides
assessment, counseling and Intensive
Therapeutic Onsite Services (ITOS) for
Children and their families in Gulf and
Franklin Counties. Works pnrmanly in
the schools, client's homes and other
locations in the community. Duties may
include Emergency Services. Requires
Bachelor's degree in a himan 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
stipend. 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
Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care. call Pamr at Gen-Care
Small Engine and Maintenance
Mechanic needed. Must have experi-
ence. St. Joe Rent-AU, 706 1st Street.
Port St. Joe. tlc9/6
HUNTER/JUMPER & DRESSAGE
Lost Black Lab. Last seen in Ward Ridge
area. 85 Ibs., red collar. Answers to the
name of Bo. Call 229-9190 days or 229-
6570 nights. Itc9/20
Port St. Joe Cheerleading Uniforms.
sizes 2 to 4 toddler. S30 each. Port St.
Joe Hairbows, S5 each. Contact Kim
Lewis at 227- 1795 or 653-2899. it,: 20co
For Sale. twin mattress pad temper-
pedlc. S20: twin foam mattress, 850:
,day bed bedding set with .3 pillow
shams, $30; enclosed cat litter pan, $5;
dinning room table 60'x42". 18" leaf,.6
upholstered chairs, S300: mobile com-
puter cart 59" H. 31 1/2" W. 23 1/2" D,
S65. two sets vertical blinds 84'"W. 82"L,-
$50 each, utility tub wi- i faucet. S25;
hanging light fixture.: $15; medicine
cabinet, $10. Call 647-8822 after 6:00
Nice gas dryer in excellent condition.
8150. Call 227-2589. ltc9/20
10' Satellite & Receiver. Does work, but
moving, $100. Call 229-6566 ask for,
Mel, after 5:00 call 229-6732. Itc9/20
For Sale, Season Tickets for Florida
'State home games. Call 227-1392.:,,: ..:.
Used white wicker day bed with trundle,
2 dressers for a girls room, white wick-
er vanity. moving soon. Call if interest-
ed. 227-3412 evernngs. tfc9/13
Kerunore dryer. good condition. $125;
Microwave. 840. Call 227-1054. 2cp9/13
2 Electnc Wheel chairs. S8
Cash will deliver, call 639-368
Watkins Products (850) 639-21
Internet: www richardwatkans
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St.. PSJ tfc9/6
Free Non-Denornunational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Chrisuan & no-
,thing else Send your name & address
to: Bible 'Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com tfc9/6
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
1988 12x65 mobile home in Highland
View, partially set up, unfinished
Inside, birch wood cabinets, new siding,
doors & windows. Owner must sell,
$4,500 OBO; Call 352-795-7359.
Mobile Homes for sale, $1,500-$3,500,
call 647-5106. tfc9/6
I FOR RENT
1, 2 & 3 bedroom oapts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
"Ask about our move-in specials"
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
S* On-site Management
(352) 472-3952 13
&^A E DfEB
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ GULF SHORE STORAGE \
0fc: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
St. Joe Beach.
Teeny tiny Chihuahua & Jack Russell's.
Call 648-5306. tfc9/20
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.
For Sale By Owner, Home on Hwy. 7.1 in
White City. Two lots 100 ft. by 444 ft..
Second lot has water meter and septic'
for mobile home or new construction.
Home constructed of tongue & groove
cypress paneling with oak & pine floor-
ing. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, CH/A, carport,
uutlhr room & screen porch. Contains
other structures, including small green-
house. Mature landscape with many
fruit trees and flowers. $79,900. Call
FISHERMAN'S HAVEN. new 3 bed-
room. 2 bath double wide. 1/2 acre lot,
nice deck & carport. private boat
launch. ONLY t49,900. Call Pelican
Walk Real Estate at 850-648-4995.
GULF VIEW, GULF AIRE, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, separate double garage with
office/mot her -in-law apt. Private beach,
tennis & pool. REDUCED TO ONLY
$169,900. Call Pelican Walk Real
Estate at 850-648-4995. 4tc9/20
1 full fenced acre home site in Howard.
Creek, on corner of Murphy Road 2&'
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank with
pumping station'from a 14'x28' insulat-"
ed building with full bath and deep well.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-994-0148.
1.81 acres in City Limits of Wewa.
Cleared, has pines, oaks, close to
schools. Price $18,500. Call 850-639-
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, $97,500. Call 850-647-2689
or 850-599-0913 for an appointment.
Large. farmi' homerm. located just j'ff
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 recreatiopal-
room, fire place, large front and back
yard. Located at 200 St. Joseph Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida. 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.rcfs/6
We want to buy a house in Port St. Joe
that needs work. Call 227-3511. tfc9/6
iS.3tp9/13 Sea Shores Home, St. Joe Beach.
Almost New 2 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath.,.
026 or the 8147,000. Call Mexico Beach Harmon '
man.com. Realty. Inc. at 850-648-5767 and ask
lOtp8/23 for Joan Lovelace. tfc9/6,
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 Harmon
Realty, Inc. tfc9/6
3 bedroom, 2 bath, stucco home, on
beautifully large landscaped lot. Within
walking distance to dedicated beach.
Features breakfast bar, stone fireplace,
central heat and air. Hallway has attic
fan, for more energy efficient. Appliance
Included. 2 1/2 car garage, with work
shop. Patio and privacy 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 util-
ities, restricted subdivision,' water '&
sewer tap. Paid $29,900, possible owner
financing call 648-5476. tfc9/6
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. 5tp9/6
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. L48-5146,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 PAGE 7B
Line ads. $3 50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 51
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 10 place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP A
I UBI N TIE
'The Gulf County School Board Is receiving bids for
the following four buses (two In P.S.J. and two in
#43 (P.S.J.): 1987 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.
#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 FolndChassis and a Blue Bird Body with a gaso-
ling engine with 122.485 miles. Also. has auto-
mratit transmission and air brakes.
All bdises 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 thefollow-
Don Rich Transportation Coordinator (850) 227-
Morris Shavers Wewa Bus Barn (850) 639-5630
Bruce Nixon P.S.J. Bus Barn (850) 227-1204
4te September R 13 20 and 27 2001
Tne Cir., .f rle..:o e e -h, I cur-rertLh\ -eekJrie inrh-l
.rl .a l%,h. .are iri,:rr.-rea in parul.:Ipa.lr6i -:1.1 me
Fl rinirig nr Z-lrirnre .:.idad r-: .L--.rd memt.er
rrr l r iiernra,.- ,A.i lihgic.It parntic- '..ult e re..
ieral i L.Mrxee, Eacr,. ha. r':.:idera in M.1a-<,:,o 6 :,,:I
l.ar O e .,ear er,.J :m-rruld ubin.jl t i.letter :.I irte're t Ito
the Cir, ..Jmrri ,riitr-,:.-r 1-Ir Faul San ,-ti ,n a, P ,-
B.:, i34-5 I.le.- co B6c a.:r. FL -241 '. T-, ,IJa lineie
f..r All 3ppli.ar.ir: i.m :-, .:.t-er I 2. i a l 4 -1'0 pm
21 Sept.r.Ce. I c 3 ar.l 1J0 2',iu
IN THE CIRCUlT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.01 181
J. C. Enterprises
Z02 RSed Av.enui
Part St. Joe, Fl. 32456
s pFax" 4^229-6041
Authorized Sales Center
BOB'S PAINT 8
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on YJioBlodyiWork
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Phone: I850) 227-7777 L's I
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monaay-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, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up &'Delivery
Daily Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating andAir C:nditi.:riirin e.
Injured.Animal C':,nhIn .ririn ..
Experienced Kennel Supervisors
Long,Term Boarding /
Multiple Sized Kennels .
Veterinarian .On Call ..
Me sassifiedad" posted daily
I" PUBLIC NOTICES
e a terrn tardard ume Thre ale will.be held at 4560
C R i l,:)erl-treeru Pon S: J.,,e FL '.24" \%e
re-er.e tne ngrit to ref' -eany and11ball bi.
YeaM Make Y n
2000 CHEVY 2GIFP22G4Y2147887
1969 CHEVY 136809K431486
lie S epte ,tber- irr ,
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
iTHE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL-BOARD
Purpose and Effect: Tr,-e ',ull Countr School
E. :.a pr.po..e; r.:. am end and ad.,: o pi:"ll:,e.:. as pro-
vided for. In the Administrative Procedures Act, .for
the purpose -.- t -rin rinr J F ,:lI. : Ii r.r :.:.i.nplia 'nr :e
* lLh Florij: -ila[ e an StaTe 6.:.ar.d ol E.:lu.:3Lor,
Sum mary: The ioll:, ine I riiel .. :rl.crpi-- r l
Se:r. prop.:, .o i:hna roe
7 FPur. ha.in arnd Bhilhing-
Economic Impact. Themie p.-:. -: .Ia I r rreil ,i in
-1 .r lr c.t o tsi .: ..- :leaI ed ir. lI- flei rntll. : rn
IF Fi,yuE.STED iE ir:. ''iLL BEL HELD -iT
TIIT,, '. :r r. ,- l E T
Date: Tue;-d ,.t.:l:.ber 2 2i001
Place: Gull c.o-unre, iC:.ro.il B .i-I .
S5C r li .-j e i hool Ro,..I
F .:. '5 1 .l .e F L 3 -4 "*
Th-e ensure e.\t ol ,ne p-r.:.i--ed r ies .: an be Inspect-
.d during reeulai ol.fi.:;e l-hour.. r he ,r.ullf C.-nty
School Bo:a .a 'l.lffie 10'J .11.d-le S.:h- l Fr :.ad Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal autho-rr, unrier .Il- ,:r, r 'h aoopu-rn Ir
autmiorized a.nJ Lht la, '. erim, hTllf.lermenl:- an
inerpree,-- ai-e -t ri ---:-l:ll:
Tre eaddit-.:.-, ,o :har,4e: ai. pr..:,po:'ed b,, Charle
Temple a ---r:.r Drlre.:-or -: .r' u p.-rt Se.l,.: ; r,,i
appri. .e.] lfor c.:-,e.r. -r l .on .ierr-, C lellc
7 7,1. F eur.:rin:inglr -l tr 1 di ng
2,t. .t.ember 20 ard) ,-I 2" 20)i
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
NOTICE IS HEPEB'\ Pr. EN PURI'LiANT Ti Se,:ueon
336 I) Flonla Statue: that the board of Countr y
aComiTr-l_,oarners uI Ceull o.ur,' Firrnda at i- regular
,.Tceunog on r the i IUi, :.I Sepert.-er 2001 at -et i
p m after dul ad. -rum dl rinoue ol. nearirri on saun
matter. has c-l:.i:ea .acaed anindonre tF-&m intere-l
in th" putlle: irn ithe lOllc .,.ing de!.;:r-nted all'.,wa,'
Allciywa' Roa.S'., located. in Seouon '2,:'
Towrnship 6 SouLr Rarge II 'est Blaock S
is HOLLAND & :JI .1HT LLP PoMt Cff'ie Bc.\ 3542.
St. Petersburg. Florida 33731 or, or cei.;.re cit i5,
2001. or. thirty days front the date of the first publi-
cation arid 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
WITNESS my hand and the deal of this Court
on this 7 day of Sept.. 2001.
DOUGLAS (: BIRMINGHAM
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 Boari of C.:-un.', ,C.r,,,i.-.i,:.rn-r.-
will receive RFP's from ar., ]:.e ;.r, .:- : 1-, ,rr .:.r ,-
poration 'Interested In providing the following
3'5 minutes of beta film footage
introducing the 'Discover Old Florida"
Bid price to include deiner" ard the deli.eri dtte
must be specified. Liqui, t.i Jar,,eS. a',5C1i 1) O per
day will be assessed for ea.:h i. -.relds rer-,, ,r,
Specifications may be ot- lined i're-n. te Gull
County Clerk's Office at i,0.':, Cecil 6 Cosur,, Sr
Blvd.. Room 148, Port St. Joe. FL 32456. Phone
(850) 229-6113 / (850) 229-6174 (Fax).
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED RFP and Include the RFP NUMBERe
RfF : iill be rei,:creC unrii Mondr, ,Septemter 24
2,'". I at ,"'1 p Ir, E D T tI [1ic ',ll.-e .:I ire ,Clerk
.fLo'ur,' ir e':. -:ci]lG C.a-un Sr- Bl.d R -.:.n, H-I-
F..r1 St Jo e FL 324.
The B:.ard r'eCerlee LreI rnrit .)o rejc-'t an, nd all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
.* Nathan Peter_ Jr Cnairrmari
.'.teel D-.-ugls C Birmingra.m Clerk
a2c Septenimer 13 ard 20 2r:,,l
6 ,A T .'.'1iNG
4.,5,ii- Counr, R.:.ad 3 6.
F:.n St ic FL 3-4~.-
I&1 i e.47-.1''i
NOTICE OF AUCTION
B&A Tc-ring .il be :-dling th-e oll..-ing senri-
cle or Lnre 2ith ,a' <,1 Septerr c.er 2iCl at t9 00 0 m.1
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229- 1252. ..
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Ri:iaur.,'i M* foiil
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control N-w TratTemr
* Real i',e It i (WDOi R p'ons Corntiruclon, SiE.
Specializing in Vacation ,-i,,al P'rr.-p .
a FAMILY OWNED
['PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
, 'Serving the Entire Area '
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
Therapeutic Massage by
David Oakley, L.M.T.
ao Cooper Cuf & Srfle
Lrc#" MA0029475: Licf /vMM10098
r' Ii r.3. n i.ent -.I ou., C'.'r ll. 3rIl .T ,+"
,; H ... 9 r.l .- .: e .C :r, I=L 1
1 80 AVENUE C,
Pick-up and Delivery
1Bushhog, Move, and
Level Dirt "
Reliable and Efficient Service at Reasoiable Prices
aid Coast Business Management Company
* Secretarial Service
-i,* Typing *,Taxes -
: FAX and Email Service Resumes- '
P. 0. Box 14280 Mexico Beach, FL 32410 (850) 648-9545
^. Fax: 850-229-8976
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let Rentals
Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
Locally owned and operated
Clayton Concrete, Inc.
Glen Clayton, owner
Specializing in House Foundations, Block Work, Driveways, Patios, and Sidewalks
.- .. Concrete Pumping Services
Hire the Experienced!
Over 20 year. ofncicr' I block icoiitritin eVperience
Licensed and Insured Office: (850) 229-6525
Mobile: (850) 653-7352
HAVE A WRECK? NEED A TOW?
..Call W. C.
3996 N. Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka
We give you the service you deserve at a price you deserve!
W. C. Robinson 12/20
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
representing tenants in possession; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY. THROUGH. UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST .
IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED.
NOTICE OF ACTION
JOSEPH H. HOWARD
705 Covington Avenue
Opp. AL 36467
(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
P. 0. Box 274
Opp. AL 36467,
(last known mailing address)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH H. HOWARD
P. 0. Box 274
C-'pp AL 3.'4r'.
1li5 .1 r ln:-r, i a lling r .di'e-il
V-lUJ APL NOt IFIED Lth an action 'to orre.
:l.:e a nrngage on ti-e l':-I.:, ..ing prop:rt Irn iullt
,ou rn) Florida
Lota 7 and 9 Block 24 F.:.rt t Joe B-each
Unit Taro according to itr, iTap o f plalt
trereol at recoraed In Plat Book 2 Page v6.
Public Recoro- of Gullf Cournt. Florida
TOGCETHER V.'ITfH all the lripro, eirenrt
noa or hereafter erected orn me proper),
arn. all ea ement: rignit appunerrenanr:
rent ra.,alUes mlner.r l -:i11 and ga right :
and pro.flilt. %aater rigr.lr ar-a i-.::h rand .all
llhtures now or nereal'ter atucned lto rne
raz been file- agiainmt ou ana ,u:u are required lto
er.e a copy l ,our ,r itmer, ,fer,.-en IIf an., to ir -on
Cer.Irl D Da.li FPlaJnufI' ; attorrne ho-e adare:-:
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
C. 0.'s atown
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will woork For yoU.
332 Paradise Lane,
Apalachicola, FL 32320
S .. 2tp7/26
SeB.P. & S. ELECTRIC, INC.
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured Lic.#ER A 015305
(850) 638-4167 (850) 639-54294
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone r 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
,Is Z q -,
_- Pool Maintenance & Repair .
Over 20 Years Experience *
850-647-8963 ^ 850-227-6131
Liilc d.a sInsired ILI 32-B30751l el/13
Nature's Perfect Food
Restricted diets can In- _dl
clude wonderfully tasty
foods -Stop by and.s ee
how good "free" can bel
lactoe-free, meat-free, yeast free,
wheat free, salt free doesn't have to
mean tastefree I
Mon-Fr 9 am to 6pm 402Thidl St
Sat 10 am to 5pm Port Stoe
between parcel ID # 3755-OOOR and 3766-
OOOR (Lots 1 and 2), per the Official Records
in Gulf County, Florida.
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time from
the adoption of the Resolution abandoning said
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Nathan Peters. Jr., Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham
Itc. September 20, 2001.;
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 01-53-CP
IN RE The E-Le of ,
l.ICE .N MACHEN, ,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of ALICE
A. MACHEN, deceased, File Number 01-53-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin: Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe. FL 32456. The name and address
:.I te F .eional F.epr -'. r jnaue ad her attorney are
I:. l..rth rel.:.-
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION ,OF THIS NOTICE, (I) All
.:liim- aiiirn-_ the eiatte and 121 a \ :ob.iectiorn b\ an
lrti.re-;ted per.,.rn on hom nou.:e i ser.cd Ltha
chl-'.rne thei .. .aidir, o1 th e ill the ,u lldaila on5
of the Personal Representative, venue orJurisdiction
of the Court.. ,... ,
ALL CLAIIS1 CE-Er.LJNDS AND CBJECTOINS
NOTSO FILED 1iLL BE FCREV.'R B. RRCE
DATE of the fir S pucl.lht.l.Nn of tnrs Notice of
A.drrrilitrr aiorn September 20, 2001.
V.lLLLAlI J FISH
RISH GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.i
2.i C 4rh SIre ,
F ,'-i 6,., 39
Fort It Joe Florida 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO. 0066806
- KAREN A BORDEN
I \r. L'. :5tco t ':lir.:le
Port 1, j, e FL 3245r-.
FP RSNJ.d.LF REPRESENTTPir t rOF THE
ES'lATE COF r.iCE .A r.Li:'hIE
2tc. September20 and 27, 2001.
NOTiCE IS I-EREBY GIVEN that the Citizens
.r-a-.t in Tar.i Force ICAITT I will h ld a p eblic hep-
Irrg Tuesdv. September 25. 2001 at S 001 pm E.T
In the Conrlerence Room. Room 307 ol the Robert M
Mo.ore Admirnitrallon Building Calt Countr
S* Courthouse Comple.. Port St Joe. Flonda
BOARD OF CL"UNIT COMMISSIONERS
I tj-han Peters,.Jr. Chairman
Eroulai C Birmingham Clerk
lt Septe.mrer 2C0 01 .
NO-TICE IS HERE\ GI-EN tha tr. e Gull Counn
Bcard ,.of Counr,' ComTmiss'ioners will hold a public
hearing Tueda.,. September 25. 20)1, at 6 05 p m.
E T iJr the County Cornm.iilaionersr, treeung room In
the Robert M Mo.re Admini-rcauon Building Gullf
Co.unr, Courmicou-e Comp:le.. Pc.n St Joe Flonaa
to con.rsider adopun e an ordinance with tne I.llokwng
AN, iRDINAICE OF GULF COUNTi. FLORI-
DA r RETING CHAPTER OF THE GI.LF
O,,)UM.Nf' ,,:'DE 1.O BE ENTITLED FR .
HOIUSI'1, ,ODE PRO'.IDiNG FOR A DEC
LARATION OF COlr'T' P-,LI,' ) TO PRO.
hIBiT DiSCRIMINATiOrN ir H-'USING OrD'
THE BASiS-,R RACE C'COLOR ANCESTRY.
NATINksL Ci-PJCirJ. RELIGION. SEX M.LtRi-
TAL STATI-S. F.-,MILLU-L STATUS HANDI-
CAP. OR AGE. PROVIDING. DEFINITIONS.
DESIGNATING. AS, UNLAWFUL CERTAIN
SDISCRIMINATOR' HOUSING, PRATIC ES
IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING AS
WELL AS IN A.VERTISiJNG IN CONNECT
T1-',N THEREV.T-TH. IFi THE FIN.V CING OF
-HC.USiNG AND IN BROKERAGE SER-
%ICES RELATED T('i EXCEPTIONS PRO-
%iDInG FOR P&N ADMINISTRATOR TO BE
EESiGNATED B GULF COUI-NTi _ND PRE.
S.-RIBiNG THE GENERAL POr'ERS AND
DLUTIES OF SUCH A.EMINISTR.iTOR PRE-
,-'FJBijF:G .TICrr U':.'N A DETERMINA-
ni-rj :r PR':,BaLE CA ,USE AND ALrTHC-.
S, RiZi1G THE PR'-MiLGATIOr' CT'F FORMS
,.AND PEGULTi-.,Pr5P. ,.L-IJNG PRO.ISRIONS
S .'FOR' THE FILifNCG ,rF COrr.lpL-lfTS PrlD
R riF,'-NSES5 THERE'TO'. "AND THE "PR'.. "
-ES-I.IjG TiEFJ.E,.F SB THE ,ADMiNISTRA-.
T,..R PF.C.-'.lDIF., F-CR ADOmOfALREM.E- ,
DIES PR'-O.1DING FOR PENALTIES FOR
'.CLTI,', C OF SUCH CODE PRC',vlEIN,
F--R SE'. EPABILIi ANOD PR'o'.E.oiNG
IC -.p, of prop.:.:ed or-mian.:e on lIle
in i-e Cler- ; ol'l:e
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
ratran Peteri. Jr Chwirmen
EDouela C Birmlnrhamn. Clerk
it.:- Septemnber 20 2001,
GULF COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
1" PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Gull C:onir, i c.onr-idering capping t, the Florida
Departrrieni ofCArmmunAnair AfsDClOl for aSmall
Cille: C-.mmunnyv Develprmenrt Block Grant
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. ,
2tc, September 13 and 20, 2001.
I I Iq
Economic Development category, of up to $600,000.
These funds must be used for one of the following
1. Benefit low and moderate Income persons.
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums
or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of
recent origin having a particular urgency
because existing conditions pose a serious and
immediate threat to the health or welfare of the
community and where other financial resources
are not available to meet such needs.
The funds may be used are in the area of economic
development and include such Improvement activi-
ties as acquisition of real property, loans to private-
for-profit business, purchase of machinery and
equipment. and construction of Infrastructure.
.Adituonal inf.ormncuon regarding the range of acuv
.ues u-3at may be undertaken will he provided at the
public hearing At least 70% rf the funds must ben-
elrl low and moderate income persons
In developing an application for submission to DCA,
Gulf County must plan to minimize -he dlpiace-
ment of persons as a result of planned C DBG ati. -
ities. In addition. Gulf County is required to develop
a plan to assist displaced persons, if applicable.
A public hearing to receive cluzen snews concerning
the cummrrnin l* economic arid communIty ae'elop-
imernt need-.s ill he held in the County Commission
Meeting Room, Robert M. Moore Adminl.tration
Building 1000 Ceecil :. Costir,. Sr BId port 5t
Joe. Florida 32456. or, Tuesday September 25,
.',I at 6 )p pm ET at a regular meeung .fl the
Gulf c.unri Board of Counr, Commlisioners For
Inf'ormant-n concerning the public hearing please
contact C,,on Butler Chief Administrator 18501 229-
The puobic hearing is being conducted in a hand
capped acce-sible locauon Anm hand aFped person
..-quiring pcial accomOriT:.13uaon at [ti-i.- meeting
shouldd ort:u.At Mr Butler at in0ul 229.611 Iat least
I'i c c ajerdar da ,J prl.r to the meeting ,Am handle
capped perenon requiring an Interpreter for the hear
ing impaired or the iu ilIy Impared should contact,
.MIr Buuer at l-5,20 .29-j ilI Any r.on.Enrglih
spel.ing person ,ishinrr It.: attend the public hear-
in. ? h.:.uld contact Mr Don Bolder at 18501 229-
. I I at le _t ltle calendar dJa prior to the meet-
ing na a language interpreter will be pro .led
A MEETING OF THE CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK
FORCE (CATFI I]LL IMMEDIATELY PRECEDE THE
PUBLIC HEARING ,'T 5) P1 F M E T IN THE
.,,UI'TY ,-;ormIMI S:)NI MEETING ROOM OF THE
-IOBERT M MOORE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,
.ULLF COINT i CClURT-HOiSE COMPLEX 1000
CECIL G. COSTIN. SR. BLVD.. PORT ST. JOE.
FLORIDA 32456. THE CATF WILL IDENTIFY
POTENTIAL GRANT ELIGIBLE. PROJECTS AND
PROVIDE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS. AT THE
PUBLIC HEARING. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO
ATTEND THE CATF MEETING FOR INFORMATION
CONCERNING THE CAT' MEETING CONTACT MR.
DON BLrTER AT IS01 229y61 I I
GULF COUNTY IS A FAIR
HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION
Itc. September 20. 2001
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authonri mll hold a spe-
clai Meeung. October I I. 2001. at the Ramada Inn
North. 2900 North Monroe SL Tallahaasee Florida.
Bu.ineca Meeung rill begin at 7 31) P M E S.T. The
meeung .111 be open to the public
SItc, SeptemDer 20 2001
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-,,-1 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
mo.. 8:00 p.m..Masoruc Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Emory Bailey, W.M.
BUII Jordon. Sec.
honest, Dependable Service
19+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985
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RAYMOND WILKERSON CES
Jeff Wood 227-1559
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
"Total Lawn Care Needs"
HARMON'S HEAVY-EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico BeaCh, FL 32410
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112
Free Estimates RF0066770
477 Ponderosa Pines
Port St. Joe, FL
Owner: Chris Acree
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
RESIDENTIAL & SM. COMMERCIAL
y/ S & L 'Painting
229-8036 Scott Burkett
Stucco *Stone *Plastering *Patching
Imitation Brick *, Synthetic Stucco
We have three generations of
in the field of plastering and stucco..."
445 23rd Ave., Apalachicolac
QUcense 00-0639 Insurance 090004855968-5-002
Remodeling Renovation Repairs
Trim & Finish Specialist All types of
carpentry work Tile & Sheetrock Work
Over 25 yrs. experience, Lic. & Insured
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
Painting & Pressure
Fencing, Chain Link &
Wood Privacy Fence
Carpentry, Windows, Room Additions etc.
Quality work at affordable prices.
"The House Doctors"
Lic.#0066513. General Contractor. .
Home Maintenance no job 100 iall
All Phases of home maintenance
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
, ,, Your total landscape solution! .
' Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation
1k system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!
Tree Service, LLC
44 ft. lift Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Woale lew Brand Of Comart
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
State Lic. #RA0066486 Mobile: 227-5568
AR CONDITIONING *REFRIGERATION* HEATING
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
O RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
iN AE SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
It's Hard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoairee
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator FL Lic # RA0067-062
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FPEE ESTIIATES REPAIRS ON.ALL BRANDS
INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FLUCENSE ER0010992, RAl154218
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 1 ER0007623
N zLe Plihii ing. Glass & Supply,, 11c.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
Pressure Cleaning Home, Deck or
sCarport Tree Cutting & Trimming
- CRAFT CLEAN SERVICE, INC. 1
PRESSURE WASHING WATER-SAND BLASTING
Aerial Bucket Truck 40ft. capabilities
Call for Information and Rates
f Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! /J
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage z
,2 Carpet Repairs Free Estimates z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
S S th~gOrl B C^," ? !"# 100% Satisfaction
Professional Floor Care, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Locally Owned and Operated By
CLEANING SPECIALISTS and I
24 HOUR EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION e Moc
CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT CLEANING
LICENSED AND INSURED (850) 229-1324
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
N PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Pi (850) 229-6460
SPhil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
2 itteitWaft to -,ietrffi
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction
Insured License #RR0067190
"Fiin cinetry for home and office "'
TRU-WOOD MID-CONTINENT YORKTOWNE
Custom furniture Trim packages for remodels
and built-ins and new construction
Introducing SIKES TILES with Villi Glos and Bordo
Fino tiles, stone and granite
Bob and Janna Rineh rt, owners Phone: 227-3590
E-Mail: email@example.com Fax: 227-3392
Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
a 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
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS
227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RRO67101
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
> Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
HEAVY EG RIP-mill FENCE W.ORK
LAWN CARE URqjfjjQ&jMA4Lr TREE SERVICE
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