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PSJ City Board
Bay Cty. Man
by Tim Croft
Gillf County Sheriffs deputies
continued searching this week, for
a Bay County man who, is missing
and presumed drowned in the
Benjamin Hathaway, 57, of
Bayou George was missing in the
early morning hours of Jan. 4
when fnends returned to a house-
boat the group had been staying
Hathaway is believed to have
fallen off the houseboat into the
dark cold 'waters of the Chipola
while his friends took a boat ride
down the river..
There was little hope thai
See Search on page 4
Portion of Hy. 98
to Close Briefly
Motonsts traveling U.S. 98
between Gulf and Bay in the nex
few days should be aware of possi
ble traffic delays.
Between 9a.m. ,and 2 p.m. or
Thursday. maintenance crews wil
be performing routine inspector
of the duPont Bndge entering
Callaway. As a result the outside
eastbound lane will be closed.
Fnda.r afternoon. from about
5:20 p.m. until roughly 5:40 p.m.
U.S. 98 will be closed for pape:
* mill demolition in Port St.. Joe.
On Sunday morning. front
about 8:20 a.m., until 8:40. a.m.
U.S. 98 will again be closed for mil
Industrial Road and S.R. 7:
ar e designated detour arteries
during the demolition work.
Sk line Will Disappear
Last of major structures will be imploded Friday & Sunday
by Tim Croft
The paper mill skyline, which
has dominated the horizon since
the Great Depression, will all but
disappear into the vapors of mem-
'ory in a concussive display' on
In a flurry of sound and flash
that actually begins late Friday
afternoon, crews from Controlled
Demolition Inc.,. will bring down
the 'last remaining upright struc-
tures save the brick paper-making
Late Friday afternoon, some-
where around 5:30 p.m., crews will
take down the bnck licorice tank
near the front of the site and the
digester building adjacent to the
On Sunday morning, sched-
uled for 8:30 a.m.. No. 7 boiler
, structure, the tallest building on
the site. the kamyr- tower and the
g bleach plant will be toppled to the
'"This will be the last explo-
f sions we'll have here." said John
Griffith. co-project manager for
. CCC Group Inc.. the Texas-based
company hired to topple the mill.
g, "The skyline will be gone after
e As with the explosions in
e November. traffic on U.S. 98 will be
a stopped at the Tapper Bridge and
e, near First Street.
Crews expect the traffic stop-
t page to last some 20 minutes on
Friday afternoon: and roughly 20
minutes on Sunday morning.
The demolition work itself is a
monument to precision, expertise.
engineering and physics.
Ulsing'a' combmatori obf torch
cuts. compact and calibrated
explosives and gravity, all the
8 buildings will be toppled using just
200 pounds or so of explosives.
S Ve're actually using more
explosives this time because of the
concrete involved with the (licorice
I tank) and the kamyr tower." said
n Stacey Loizeaux, the third genera-
g tion of her farmly to operate CDI
e since it was founded in the 1940s.
The company's work can be
t frequently seen in specials on var-
ious cable networks, such the
r History Channel or Discovery
C Among their notable demoli-
tion work is reducing Seattle's
i Kingdome to a pile of rubble.
An examination of how demo-
'1 lition crews will bnng downr one
s building, the No. 7 boiler, reveals
the 'precision involved with. the
There .are eight levels to the
*No. 7 structure. Oil the' top floor
and the fourth floor crews have
used torches to make 'V" cuts in
the upnght support beams.
Called "cut to rest." the beams
remain stable, essentially a point
of the beam resting in, a cradle,
'until the building moves, at which
time they give way.
On the first and sixth levels
linear-shaped charges, resembling
copper L-shaped tubes of varying
lengths depending on what is
being imploded, are, placed at
sharp diagonal angles on the;sup-
The linear-shaped charges,
Loizeaux said, employ technology
developed to separate the booster
rockets from; the space shuttle.
CDI recognized the potential for its
purposes and performed extensive
testing before applying them for
The copper sheath is. filled
with RDX explosives, with a blast-
ing cap and ignition cord on one
When:ignited, the charges are
detonated at a velocity of 27,000
feet per second.' That turns -the
copper into something akin, to
molten lava. t
"At that speed the copper
, sheathing becomes plasma,"
Loizeaux said. "As it does, it cuts
through .the steel like a knife ;
through butter. It is very fast and'
Between the two linear
charges at the base of the struc-
ture, crews construct a box into
which dv\namite is placed,
As the linear charges implode
See Mill Demo on page 5
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SCathy Colbert ,
Karen Hoover Scott Lamberson Elaine Layton
Gulf County's "Teachers of the Year" are Selected
Irow w o'r.k a M no e a l 0 t p scnoo i gr ae wn a s- g---
by Tim Croft
.Six different backgrounds. Six
different areas of expertise. Six dif-
The same overriding passion.
This' year's nominations for
Gulf County Teacher of the Year
include several savvy veterans of
the classroom as well some ener-
One is described as the text-
book definition of a teacher, anoth-
er the consummate team player.
One can make fun out of science,
another, has helped struggling stu-
dents become award winners.
One can turn a student into a
commodity of value in the job mar-
ket, another is described as tht
veteran glue of a new school.
And while they entered the
classroom with varying expertise
and points of view, these six are
connected by a threads clear
vision, a palpable love of teaching
and a desire to positively impact
young lives that are the stitches
binding the fabric of education.
The faculty of each district
public school voted on a nominee
as -the first semester .drew to a
The district Teacher of the
Year, who will go on to represent
Gulf County in state competition,
will be named sometime in March,
said Catherine Barfield, district
director of personnel.
The nominees are:, Jan Nobles
at Port St. Joe Elementary; Cathy
Colbert from Port St. Joe Middle
School; Scott Lamberson at Port
St. Joe High; Lawrence Brown
from Wewahitchka Elementary;
Karen Hoover at Wewahitchka
Middle; and Elaine Layton from
A brief look at the six nomi-
nees for Gulf County Teacher of
the Year 2003, in alphabetical
Wewahitchka Elementary School
The teaching bug scratched
Lawrence Brown later in life than
many of his peers..
Retired from the military,
Brown worked at Margaret K.
Lewis School in Bay County, a
school for special needs children,
for several years while earning a
He then was urged by
Wewahitchka Elementary principal
Clayton Wooten to continue his
schooling and earn his certifica-
tion to be a special needs, or ESE,
Wooten, and the faculty at
Wewahitchka Elementary have
reaped the dividends, which may
account for Brown's selection as
the Teacher of the Year nominee.
"The teachers voted for him
and they all know the stuff
involved," Wooten said. "They
know he has a lot ot the problems
that they would have if he 'wasn't
Brown has taught ESE at the
school the past three years, mak-
ing his mark as a teacher who
cares about his kids, 24/7.
"He's one of those folks who
goes the extra mile for his kids,"
Wooten said, noting that Brown
will visit homes and work with
parents when the need arises.
Brown also labors to put his
students into mainstream classes
for as many periods in the day as
possible, and when it doesn't work
out embrace that student back in
the ESE classroom.
Last year, his class and its
school garden won a statewide gar-
dening competition sponsored by
Disney's EPCOT center.
This year that garden has been
transformed, by planting specific
plants and vegetables, into one the
early pioneers might have had.
"The keys to being a good ESE
teacher are patience, be strict, be
fair and go the extra mile," Wooten
said. "He definitely cares about his
Cathy Colbert, Port St. Joe
In her first year as principal,
Carolyn Witten observed Cathy
Colbert teach a fifth-grade social
studies class at Highland View and
See Teachers on page 5
Boiler structure No. 7 (left) and the bleach plant (inset) are scheduled for the scrap heap as the mill skyline disappears into history.
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2003
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WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
It's that time of year when we start talking, thinking and
planning what we're going to do during the course of this
As the above title indicates, I'm not real big on this New
Year', resolution stuff. The way I see it, if a person doesn't
overly resolve then a person won't be as disappointed if they
don't reach their goals. On the other hand, if you exceed
those "under achiever" ambitions then you can feel a lot bet-
ter knowing you have gone,beyond all expectations.
This past year was one of those years, when we at. The
Star went beyond my humble expectations.
The two items of change, or should I say improvement,
that stick out the most in my eyes were the addition of two
new staff members.
First carihe reporter Tim Croft back iin April of last year.
This addition was especially near and dear to my heart since
prior to Tim joining the staff, yours truly wrote most of the
articles that appeared in the paper.
Now I still cover some of the meetings and various other.
news topics, but the, majority of the reporting has been
turned over to Tim-who I might add is doing an excellent
Having a full, time reporter whose focus is on reporting
hews and -doing feature stories for the paper has been
extremely good for us. We've been able to ,take some stories
to depths that time constraints would not have previously
allowed, as well as add regular feature stories to the1 paper.
We hope to: continue to improve and expand in these
directions as the paper grows. This has been onie giant step
for us this year and we are tickled with how well the addi-
tions have been received, by our readers and with the job
that Tim has done for us.'
Next we added a graphic designer, Dan Anderson, to our
graphics department.' Dan is: another special addition to our
staff. This 'hasdturnred into a "high-tech" world faster than
we have been able to sayy ."don't do 'it."' '.
You might say Dan .is our computer guru and he kno^g
his stuff. He has brought his award-winning talents to our
staff with a special focus. on The .Star's commercial printing
graphic design needs., -
In the past we've produced'commercial printing
(brochures, letterheads, bJusiness cards, process color pub-'
lications, etc.) in and around our newspaper operations
with existing graphics staff. Dan's arrival has allowed us to
become much more focused on both our newspaper and
commercial printing business over the past year.
These additions 'to The Star's .existing excellent produc-
tion, printing and sales staff have been very positive
changes for ,us. 'Hopefully we'll even get better during this
. If. any of. you have ideas or, suggestions that might help
us to be an even better community paper please drop me a
line, give me a call or, e-mail' and share them with me. After
all, this paper's success is ultimately dependent upon you,
our readers, and we valueyour input. .
We have several: major plans for the upcoming year.
These will hopefully begin to come to fruition within the-
next few weeks as we continue to' strive for improvement to
Resolutions I Have Known
One year me and Ricky Gene
and Yogi resoluted to quit school.
We figured the sixth grade was
about as much schooling as a body
could stand. We'd endured enough
reading, ciphering and reciting to
'last a lifetime. We were near 'bout,
almost twelve years old. Time was
We huddled up right after
Christmas and decided we were
ready to start making some
money. The Southern Star Lumber
SCompany was hiring. We'd just
walk over there right after the
We laughed as we ridiculed
those poor knuckleheads who
would be stuck in that classroom
when the holidays ended. We'll be
counting our cash come Friday
afternoons, _ey'll be toting'home
a satchel full of homework!
That resolution lasted until
the first school day of the new
year. That was'such a bad compact
that the three of us never dis-
cussed it again. Well, except for
onrI time. When we were going
around the room telling what we
*had done "during our vacation"
Ricky Gene refused to say any-
thing. When pushed by Miss Mary
Ann, he replied, "I don't have to
answer that because I am not sup-
posed to be here!"
Some resolutions don't last as
long as others.
One year Mother called us in
and .suggested for a New Year's
resolution we'd all agree to be a lit-
tle kinder to, each other. We were
old enough to' Understand that
other people had rights and feel-
ings and that we as a family could,
and should, be more compassion-
ate toward each other. She was
including, her and Dad *in this
agreement but she was talking
mostly to 'Leon.' And a little bit to
me and David Mark.
Well sir, this niew warm .and
fuzzy'feeling lasted until tiid way
through the first quarter of the
Sugar Bowl. I turned the channel
to see if the Lone Ranger was on
and Leon whacked me upside the
head. I threw. a steely at his chest
and then ran for my life.....
It almost never works out
when someone else does your res-
oluting for you.
I purposed in my heart one
year to get Mary Hadley Hayden to
start going steady with me.
I talked Mom into letting me
wear my: Sunday shoes and :my
good shirt to school. I dabbed in a
little extra Brylcreem. I hung out
around her locker. I volunteered to
hold her books while I walked her
to class; T offered her some of my
biscuits and molasses at lunch.
I took to stopping by her house
on the weekends to see if I could
help Mr. Hayden with any of his
chores. I'd call her every night to.
see if there was anything she need-
ed. I cursed my ill luck-I wasn't
smart enough to help her with her
She was very nice. She' appre-
ciated my extra attentions. She
told me, right to my face that.I was
"very sweet". But she liked Rahn-
dolph Burlinger. She suggested
that I might go out with her
younger sister. Was she kidding
me? Her sister was a just a kid-
who looked like she had fallen, out
of an ugly tree!
Randolph: Burlingerl Mary
Hadley was stumbling through life
with blinders on! What could she
possibly see in that twirp? I'm
telling you, it was a most miser-
able year for'me....
VWhen you start resolution with
someone else's feelings-you prob-
ably ought to check with them
College was hard. I never was
so glad of anything in my life as I
wasto get home for'Christmas my
freshman year. And I firmly
resolved not to go back for the sec-
ond semester. Listen, those teach-
ers didn't care if I learned or not!
(See KESLEY, ON PAGE 3)
We Always Went Hui tingew e 's a
.... W '... .
HAPPY NEW YEAR... one
Has 2003 started off with a
bang for you? It has for me. Well,
more like.a pop than a bang.
.I-spent New Years Day trying
to get me a mess of blackeye
peas -to eat. With my new diet,
blackeye peas are, a rationed
commodity and hog jowl (and
.. ther;cured, meats) are a "no-no".
S.. This neW diet put- a damper
on all of-mty usual holiday eat-'
ing. There was no ambrosia, or
fruitcake (I am one of the pecu-
liar people who loves fruitcake);
no nuts nor ham, along with
many other delightful and delec-
table dishes, such as mashed
potatoes and gravy.
I'll survive, though.
I remember blackeye' peas
from years back.
Frenchie has made a pot of
blackeye peas and hog joivl every
year since we 'have been mar-
ried-all 56 of them!
She usually puts a dime in
the pot. I don't really know why,
by The S
FLORIDA William H.
CONSTITUTION Wesley R. R
Written by Wesley Ramsey
except *her mother fixed; their is expected to stay up until the
that way, and her grandmother! new year begins.
One thing it accomplishes: it I'm afraid I have slipped. up
allows you to start off the year on this, one. I can assure you
solvent. You have money. that I didn't stay up until the
Or maybe the significance is clock struck 12:00!
that you'll have money all year if I didn't even stay up long
you start off with a dime in your enough to see all of' the FSU-
blackeye peas. Geogia football 'game. I went to
It isn't much fun if-you hap- bed during the third quarter and
pen to'be the, one' who gets the found out the results the next
dime in a spoonful in your morning. FSU still didn't Win,
mouth, though.-You might break eeren with a team which had been
a tooth! fastened together with duct tape!
I DID watch several Bowl
THERE ARE OTHER super- games during the day and, on
stations that go along ,with the into the night. I still have seiver-
new year, also. al to watch and the new year of
There's the one that a person 2003 won't be officially under
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way until the games are. played!
2003. Who. would ',have
thought that w.e would. live so.
Siong,.as to be faced-with havingg
to write. 200-anything when we
dated a paper, letter, check or
It still seems strange.
ANOTHER NEW YEAR ritual
we used; to follow is: w e always
went hunting on New"Year's Day.
As surely as the day began,
we were ini the swamp at day-
.. I remember one year,
Woodrow Henderson and I rode
.down to, Bryant's Landing the
day before and reserved, us a
boat for the next day, bright and
The next morning, we. were
on our boat, dark and early. It
Was still dark outside when we
pulled into the river. We hadn't
gone 100 yards until we heard
someone over on the bank shoot!
I don't know what he shot at,
or how he could see what he was
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amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
I did know we were late in
* arrivingat our hunting spot!
,' Another ,year, Paul Player
and I started up the canal to
Lake Wimi'co to shoot ducks..
'We'had .gone up the day
before arid built us a,duck blind
and we got one of those dark
morning starts up the canal.
It was cold!
'It was so cold that the water
spray kicked up by the boat
froze as it hit the sides of the
boat we were in.
Were: we having fun or not?
I wouldn't even get away
from the heater on a morning
like that, now.
I made a lot of good memo-
Tits then, but those days are
gone forever now.
s I guess I'll have to think up
some other activity to get
involved in to begin my holidays.
Like, take a nap in my
recliner or enjoy watching a TV'
show or two.
I WANT TO REPORT that I
have already started reading my
12 books I received as Christmas
S I thought I had enough
books 'to last me' until- next
Christmas,; but I've alreadyread
"-one arid' anm deep Knto 'the *sec-
The 'book I am reading now is
entitled "Bush At War" and was
written by Bob Woodward, one of
the Watergate reporters. It's
interesting, even if. one already
knows about the things that
happened as reported, in the
I-'have 10 more'to start.
These 12 books; on top of the
magazines and periodicals I sub-
scribe to should keep me fairly
busy and occupied for a while.
Well, I'll sign off now iby
wishing you and yours a happy
new year. May your health lbe
good and your year prosperous.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2003 PAGE 3A
Offer Made to Purchase Marina Outparcel-Port Update
Port St. Joe city commission
ers approved a Christmas presei
for city residents a few weeks ai
when they accepted a proposal 1
purchase and develop just ove
six acres of.what is described
marina outparcel property. Th
proposal, accepted from loc.
businessmen Rex Buzzett an
Roy Smith, fulfills commissioner
desires to see the property place
on the tax rolls along wit
increased values derived front
development of the sites.
During Tuesday's regult
b6ard' meeting coimmrissionei
received a proposal to purchase
another of the three outparci
sections. Bill Kennedy, Prebli
Rishd Engineers, presented ths
board with a written proposal
from Preble-Rish and Associate
and Island Properties to purchase
what has been labeled parcel "C
'which is, located between th
marina and Baltzell Avenue o
Much of the approximate;
2.5 acre site.would be the home
.a new office complex for Prebli
4 .IRish Engineering. The remaining
Acreage would be marketed an
developed for appropriate future
The firm has offered
$392,000 for the property which
.was recently valued by the city
The St. Joe Company doe
'have first right of refusal written
into their contract to operate th
Port St. Joe Marina. They did no
exercise that option when the firs
parcel of property was sold t
SBuzzett and Smith, but have up t
*30 days to make a counter pro
*posal, -if they so desire. After thi
Football' practice" was little moi
'than organized mayhem. It. wa
:eold. I was lonely. Nobody got u
:itn the evenings, arid fixed me
*peanut butter and jelly sandwich
I announced my intentions
leaving school and applying for
job, at the Southern Star Lumbe
'Company. Mother teared up an
talked about how I was limiting rn
horizons. Dad pointed out his lac
of education and that he wanted
,better for me. My mind was mad
up! No more of that college stu
, Leon pulled me aside. got on
land :up around my throat an
whispered. It' ou don't get youi
"self back to school I'm going t
come over here everyday and bus
you up some.
Listeri. some resolutiQns ai
broken out of fear!, ,
I finally got a family of rr
own. After the boys got through
the terrible 2 s I decided the ver
next year that I was going to ado[
a kinder, gentler attitude towar
my children. I was not going i
raise my voice. I was not going l
rush to judgment. I.was going,t
'hear them' when 'they spoke.
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final decision to accept or reject
the offer or offers before them.
Commissioners received an '
update on efforts to market the
Port of Port St. Joe from
Marketing Coordinator Ken
Karpinski. Local port director
Tommy Pitts introduced
Karpinski, whose firm Caribbean
the Port Authority to find markets
for the port.
Karpinski started off explain-
ing that Florida has 14 deep water,
ports that provide, directly or
indirectly, five jobs of every 100 in
the state of Florida. He went on to
point out that. one of those 14
ports was currently inactive-the
Port of Port St. Joe.
Quiet Holiday Season for Area
rs .by Tim Croft
se Silent night would be an apt
el description of the recently-cele-
e- brated New Year's, at least from ,
he the perspective of law enforce-
es Other than a 75 minute period
se shortly after midnight on the
morning of Jan. 1, the bacchanal,
e that typically arrives with the New
ff Year had been atypically ',subdued.
"It was very peaceful, very
ly safe," said Maj..Joe Nugent of the
of Gulf County Sheriffs Office.,
e- (Yes, you read right, Joe
ng Nugent was promoted over the hol-
d idays from Captain to Major.)
*e The Sheriffs Office responded
to six accidents over the holiday
;d period, two of which involved
h injuries, though none serious.
at Alcohol was a factor in at least
one of those accidents. ,
gs New Year's Eve was quiet until
n shortly after midnight. During a
he one hour and 15 minute period
,t beginning around 12:15, a.m.,
st things got a little rowdy.
o Four people were arrested for
to disorderly conduct or battery in
'- three separate incidents' during
s that time span.
Continued from Page 2A
re was going to allow some of Cathy's
as patience to rub off on me. I was
*p going to be a better father.
a Well, guess how long that last-
, ed? I was sitting at the kitchen bar
of still working through just exactly
a how I was.going to show the boys,
er the "new me" When the chocolate
d stuff commenced dripping on my
;k Folks, there' were dark, gooey
;d blobs all over the kitchen ceiling'
de SONIEBODY IS FIXING TO LICK
ff THAT OFF! I grabbed Josh and
lilted him sk-yward and was reach-
le ing Jor Jess wilth my free hand
d when it hit me. how did they get
r- that mess up there?
Wo I called a time out. They were
st too short to',reach the ceiling even
if they climbed up' on the boar.
e "Guys, you got one slim chance to
live through this. How in the world
ny did you do it?" ,
h Jess pulled out the medieval
y fort Santa had brought for Christ- '
pt tmas. He took a hall chewed Snick-
cd. her's bite out of his mouth. placed it ,
0 in the catapult and vwas about to
to:0 demonstrate when 'I stopped him.,
:to Another resolution down, the
Have A Great Year,
S"We had a few people get a lit-
tle drunk, a little rpwdy," Nugent,
said. "Other than that it was one of
the quietest New Year's we've had
around here in many a year.,"
That theme was echoed. in
Police Chief Brad Hall; said
other than one DUI, there "was lit-
tle else in the way of trouble" in
"It,was a pretty good holiday,"
Hall said. "Everybody behaved
The Gulf County .Sheriffs
Office did make a fairly substantial
drug bust in the days following the
Investigators executed a
not have a difficult time reactivat- ;
ing and that several viable ship-
',ping opportunities have already
'.been identified, .but he cautioned
'that this was not an easy or quick
"We .think there's a great
future (for the port) in Port St.
Joe," Karpinski stated.
When quizzed by Mayor
search warrant at the home of
Jerry Gates of Wewahitchka and
discovered a large stash of mari-
When they arrived at Gates'
home, he Was in the front yard.
Inside the home, investigators
found two females under the age of
16 sitting on a living room couch.
A large bag of marijuana was
also on the couch. That bag con-
tained six smaller bags of pot, a set
of scales .for weighing marijuana,'
several Lortab pills and two pill
bottles of marijuana seeds.
The total amount of marijuana
seized was 205 grams, or just over
half a pound.
Gates was arrested and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail,
charged with possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana.
ity at the port, Karpinski would
not make a forecast. He did, how-
ever, state that they anticipated
an answer on one or possible two
shipping projects "that were being
negotiated within 90 to 120 days.
In Other Business
The board agreed to recess
their meeting and reconvene on
Thursday morning, January 9, at
10:00 to look at matters pertain-
ing to Brownfield Designation at,
covenants for Southgate Subdiv-
Heard a complaint on
actions taken by police sergeant
Butch Ahrent while in service on
New Year's Eve. The' board
instructed Police Chief James
Hersey to take appropriate action
in dealing with the issue. ,
Agreed to a purchase
request for a new police vehicle.
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Search and Rescue have dragged
the river since" shortly, after
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rescue teams, as well as volun,-i
teers who have spent days search-i
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Workers with CDI assemble the linear-shaped charges that are the primary explosives to be
toppling structures on the mill site over the weekend. The inset shows holes drilled in the brick
tank to resemble the cut used to fell a large tree. Charges will be placed inside the holes and
toppling the tank. -
the building, the dynamite, along
with flexibility provided by the 'V
torch cuts, shoves the building in
the desired direction,.-: '
The placement of the 'V 'cuts
and the. linear-shaped charges
allow crews to "fold" the building
as needed, ensuring that the
resulting pile of rubble is easily
accessible for work crews on the
Gravity does the rest.
"The explosives are' strictly a
catalyst," Loizeaux said. "Gravity
is the biggest tool.
S"The trick here is to get every-
thing low to the ground. The trick
is to please the client.
For the 'concrete foundations
of the the bleach plant and licorice
tank, crews have drilled holes into
which charges will be placed to
help make a notch, something
akin to chopping down a tree, op
one side to topple those structures
in the desire direction.
Some 220 holes, for example,
were drilled in the four-story
The whole process starts with
the crackle and.pops, of electrical
charges which, in lavman'is terms,
act as the ignition for the actual
explosions to come.;
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"That just gets everything
burning," Loizeaux said. "We, get
this all burning before the. first
charge goes off." '
,The ,key to the process is to
bring the buildings down allowing
the cutters and other crews'to dis-
mantle the rubble and work to
continue, while all the time ensur-'
ing safety.. :
Safety is paramount,"
Location provides an assist,
she added. .
Tucked back away from U.S.
98 and buffered by .water to the
rear and by several hundred yards
of open ground to the right and
left, the mill site leaves plenty of,
margin for error.
It contrasts sharply with many
of CDI's jobs. which must be,
accomplished in urban settings.
'There is nqt a lot to hurt
here." Loizeaux said. "We are so far
away from everything."
.Add in the company's experi-
"ence arid expertise honed by years
of training and repetitive proce-
dures and you have a well-oiled :
"So much of the safety has
become built-in to what we have in
--our system,"-Loizeaux said.
o-,The weekend's pyrotechnics
will mark the beginning of the
home stretch of CCC's demolition
of the null site' '
The company, Griffith said, is
currently: ahead of schedule and'
the' completion month of.
"Everything will be on the
,ground no later than the: end of
April," Griffith said. Everything
will be shipped out by the end of
'The dirt will be spread and
we'll likely be gone by the end of
August." .. ,
And for this community, the.
page will turn. .
Merchants In Port
St. Joe Thursday
Homier Mobile Merchants will
roll into Port St. Joe on Thursday,
January 9, at the Jones Gym at
.. 414.Kenny Street, from noon to 7 ,
p.m : : :
From air tools to power tools
to hand tools, Homier Mobile
Mei-chants brings thousands of
'quality name brands to towns
across America each year-at
prices 30%/ below, that of the
SRealizing that a company is
only as good as the service it'
provides after the sale, Homier
Mobile Merchants' has made an
uncompromising commitment to
customer service. Unlike transient
vendors, who are often "here
today and' gone tomorrow,"
Homier has a. "no questions,
asked" policy for returns and
refunds, and a toll free customer
support line. This insures that
long, after the sale, Homier Mobile
Merchants can be contacted
should there be any problem with
the purchase. At any time of the
year, day or night, a customer
may also order products from the
Homier website online catalog at
On average, Homier holds
more than sixty sales events per
week, fifty weeks a year. At any
given time, Homier has more than
fifty tractor trailers and twenty-
four sales and service crews criss-
crossing the highways of America.
Say You SaW It In Star!
came to quick conclusion.
"Wherever I am I want this
person on my staff," Witten
recalled of those days several years
The next year, Witten's, duties
were confined exclusively to Port
St. Joe Middle School and the fol-
lowing year the Highland View,
facility was closed.
Lo and behold, Colbert became
a member of Witten's faculty.
Now teaching' sixth-grade
world history, Colbert has been
everything Witten observed and
Her gift, Witten said, is to
apply the small mundane facts to
the big picture, combining all lev-
els of instruction, to produce well-
rounded students with broadened
'She makes all things relate."
Witten said. "'She is not just teach-
ing history, but bringing in reading
and English into the lesson. She
brings in all the disciplines."
And though she has more
than 25 years in. Witten said
Colbert remains a textbook defini-
tion of an effective and caring
"If there is a picture of a teach-
er in the dictionary, it would be
Cathy Colbert," Witten said. "She
is -the most kind. patient person -
riot. just teacher that you'd ever'
Karen Hoover, Wewahitchka
Wewahitchka Middle School
may be in just its first year as sep-
arate entity, but principal Pam
Lister and the faculty have already
designated Karen Hoover is as its
"veteran middle school teacher."
That's because Hoover. a
Wewahitchka native, was formerly
at Everitt Middle School in Bay
County. In her final year at Everitt
she was the school's nominee for
Bay County Teacher of the Year.
Hoover. who teaches eighth
grade math and seventh grade
world geography, is one of those
rare teachers able to reach stu-
dents located across the progres-
sion spectrum. Lister said.
"She does an excellent job."
Lister said. "She has an ability to
teach kids that struggle, to make
their lessons something they can
relate to, and to challenge the kids
that need to be challenged."
And if. in fracturing a famous
phrase. the angel in any school-
Wide activity' can be found In the
details, then Hoover is
\ewahitchka Middle School's
No- matter the event. Hoover
will be found around the edges.
r'nalong sure the little details have
That, combined with her evi-
dent skills as a teacher. earned her
the unanimous vote of her peers.
Sure, the school is small, and,
of course, Hoover cast the lone dis-
senting vote. but to get unanimous
support from fellow teachers is a
pretty fair yardstick of ability.
Not that Hoover will likely
"She is very quiet and unas-
suming," Lister said, "but her
expertise, her ability and her care
for kids cause her to rise to the
Scott Lamberson, Port St.
Joe High School
Scott Lamberson. Port St. Joe
High School principal Chris Earley
said, is one of those rare teachers
who can make the complex and oft
times unfathomable world of sci-,
'Now in his fourth year at the'
high school. Lamberson teaches a,
variety of upper level science class-
es biology,; chemistry, physics
and marine biology.
Lamberson, Earley noted.
doesn't just teach his students, he
engages them to join him in the
wonderful world of matter. ele-.
ments. time and space.
"He is an excellent teacher."
Earley said. 'Kids are involved in
science where they weren't always
in the past.
"The kids love him. He always
has something for the kids, some-
thing going on in his classroom,
and the kids love it."
And while Earley grappled to,
find the right adjectives to
describe Lamberson's gifts, he said
all anyone has 'to do is'watch
Lamberson in action to under-
Maybe, as with all the teachers
on this list, excellent teaching
defies any -thesaurus.
"It's hard to describe what
teachers do to be good. but you see
it when it's good and he's good."
Early said. "I believe to be a good
teacher you have to be called and I
think he's been called."
Elaine Layton, Wewahitchka
Layton has been teaching
business education and vocational
courses in Wewahitchka for more
than 30 years.
During that time. Layton has
Instilled her students with mar-
ketable skills and become some-
tlhing of a leader among the high
"She shows a lot of leader-
ship," said principal Tern' Linton.
Not only as a teacher and fac-
ulty member, but as the long-time
faculty sponsor for the National
Honor Society and the Student
Government Association. .
Linton noted that as a busi-
ness teacher and, certified voca-
tional instructor. Layton is unique-
ly positioned to provide her stu-
"dents with the tools necessary to
carve out a spot in today's hectic,
.fragmented marketplace. -
-"After three years in her class-
room a student will quahfyl for a
Bright Futures Scholarship,"
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that provides financial assistance
for students on a variety of study
"She is an outstanding teach-
er," Linton said. "She teaches skills
that kids really 'need in the job
And then, in one of the
supreme compliments any teacher
could receive, Linton added, "I
wish every student could take her
Jan Nobles, Port St. Joe
Nobles, said principal Tim
Wilder, is the "consummate team
A second grade teacher born
and raised in,, Gulf County, and
who has taught. several genera-
tions of children, Nobles under-
stands the community, the fami-
lies and the history' of the county.
Arid she applies them all in
front.of her charges, seeking com-
mon ground with each, child from
which learning can take root.
-She takes every child as an
individual and tries to help them
learn." Wilder said. "She will. do
anything to help a student.
"It really bothers her when
they don't learn. She will work and
work and work to help a child
The 'exchange of knowledge.
though, is not confined to the
classroom, Wilder said.
Nobles' pursuit of ideas, of
education. ex-tends in every direc-
While always understanding
that she is not operating in a vac-
'The word or words that exem-
plify what she does is team player,"
Wilder said. "She will do what she
needs to do. Her peers know that.
"She is willing to share ideas
as much as she is willing to go out
and seek ideas."
Toss into the mix a genuinely
friendly and nurtung personality.
and the package is pretty much
tied together with a ribbon on top.
"She is a great teacher." Wilder
said. "And she is a great person.
People just like her."
And there, in black and white,
are at least six reasons why dis-
trict schools earned such rosy
grades from the state last year.
The VFW Post 10069 arid
Ladies Auxiliary will hold their
first monthly meetings of 2003 at
their post.home in Highland View
Tuesday, January 14, at 7:30
p.m. All members are urged to,
attend to help plan and discuss:
upcoming items for the year.
Sign-ups are still needed for
Relay for Life team: registration is
due at the kick-off meeting
'January 16th. Let Ginny Seefeldt
know if you plan to walk orn the
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Myrtle J. Rogers:
Myrtle J. Rogers, "Mamaw",
97, of Port St. Joe, passed away
Saturday, December 28, in a
Panama City hospital. She was
preceded in 'death by- her first
husband, Paul. D. Farmer,- her,
second husband, Ferrin W.
Rogers, and. one,-son, Paul J.
Mrs. Rogers is survived by
one daughter, Ruby L. Kennedy;,
and one son, Clyde E. Farmer,
both of Port St. Joe; 'nine
grandchildren; fifteen great-
grandchildren; and six great-
She was born m Apalachicola,
and moved to Port St. Joe around
1936. She left Port-St. Joe in the
early sixties and moved back. in
1994 to be close to her family in
her final days.
Mrs. Rogers was- easy going
and made lifelong friends
wherever she went. She will
always be in our hearts. and
memories as the perfect mother
and grandmother. ,
Her' funeral was held on
Monday. December 30 at St.
James Episcopal Church in Port
Johni B. Walker
John B. Walker of Port St.
Joe, passed away Monday,;
He was born in Tifton
Georgia, and moved to Port St.
.Joe in 1947 from Quitman,
Georgia. He worked for Ford
Motor Co., and worked as an oiler
for Port St. Joe paper mill, retiring
in 1982. Mr. Walker was also
owner of Johnnie's Trim Shop;
He was preceded in death by
his father, Lewis Walker, mother,
Docia Walker, brothers, Lewis G.
Walker and Jerry Irvin Walker, a
sister, Mae Walker, grandsons,
Thomas Baron Cotter and Donald
Survivors include; his wife of
61 years, Merle Walkern two sons,
Johnny, Walker and his wife,
Laney, and Randall Walker: three
daughters, Charlotte Cherry and
her husband, Abe, Dorothy Kehoe
and her husband, Chuck, and
Joyce Cotter; 11 grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Friday. January 3. at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church at
11:00 a.m. ET with the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating.' Interment
followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
John M. Whitfield, Sr.r
John Milton Whitfield. Sr., of
Wewahitchka went home to be
with the. Lord on Monday,'
December 30. He ,was born
January 2, 1916 in Early, Florida.
Hev was a lifelong member of
the Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church in Wewahitchka. serving
on their church board for several
He was preceded in death by
his i afe June, son, John Milton,
.Jr.. and daughter. Patncia.
Survivors include two
daughters, Betty Beebee, of
Panama City. and Luella King and
' husband. Buddy of Wewahitchka:
one son. Will Whitfield and wife.
Robin of Bonifay: one daughter-
in-law, Mary Lou Whitfield -of
Monticello; 1,5 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren; and one
I-HUR PR'I ES'99
great-great-grandchild; and very
special friends, including Mike
Lister, Gail Nunnery and Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may. be made in his memory
to the Gideons as requested by
Funeral services were held at
.Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church in Wewahitchka Friday,
,January 3, at 2:00 p.m. CT with
the Rev. Charles Jackson and the
Rev. Michael Lister officiating.
Interment followed in Jehu
Lonnie B. Bell
Lonnie B., Bell, 81, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Thursday.,
January 2, at, a local healthcare
h Born 'in Washington County,
he moved to this area in 1943. He
retired from the Port St. Joe Paper
Company as a shipping clerk. He,
was a member of the port St. Joe
First Baptist Church. He was a
. veteran of World War II, serving in ,
the United States Army, and was;
a lifetime member of the VFW.
He is survived by his wife of.
62 years, Dessie L. .Bell of Port St.
Joe; sons Lonnie B. Bell, Jr., and
.wife. Brenda of Bayou George and
Bobby Bell and wife, Bonnie of
Port St. Joe. daughter. Barbara
Presnell and husband, John of
Port St. Joe; brother Houston Bell
and wife, Mazie of Vernon; sister,
Inez Parrish of Vernon; nine
grandchildren; and five great-
S Funeral services were
conducted on Saturday, January
4 at 11:00 a.m. EST at Port St.
Joe First Baptist Church with
Rev. Brent Vickery officiating.
Interment followed at 3:00 p.m.
EST at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
near Leonia. Keith Presnell.
Shannon Presnell. Mark Presnell,
Chris Adkins, Scott Porter and
Mark Porter served as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were the
deacons- of Port St. Joe First
Fario Lee Aman
Fario Lee "Junior" Amnan Jr.,
56, passed away at his home in
Highland View. He was a lifelong
resident of Gulf County and
worked as a commercial fisher-,
His survivors include his two
brothers, Charles Aman of White
City and Wayne Aman of Naples:,
and several nieces and nephews.,
,At his request there will be no
service. Cremation is scheduled.
All services are tinder the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
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HGTV Dream Home Air Times
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A Movie Gallery store offering a wide range of video and DVD titles will anchor the new commercial
space currently under construction in the Port City Shopping Center. Piggly Wiggly owner George Duren
expects to have all four of the facility's commercial spaces leased soon.
Growing at the Piggly Wiggly
by Tim Croft
Movie Gallery, the nation's
third-largest video chain, 'will be
the anchor for the current expan-
sion rising at the Port City
The video company, which is
headquartered in Dothan, Ala.,
and has more than 100 stores in
Florida, will take over one of the
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four spaces under construction
adjacent to Duren's Piggly Wiggly,
"We focus primarily on rural.
and suburban areas," said Pete
Hogan, real estate manager for
Movie Gallery. "We have a number,
of stores along the Gulf Coast and
we think Port St. Joe will be a good
location," citing the area's popula-
tion and demographics.
Hogan said' the store would,
take shape within about two weeks
of the completion of the building.
"We think it will be the first
quarter of this year," Hogan said.
.That is roughly Piggly Wiggly
owner George Duren's time frame.
Duren, decided to build the
additional .commercial space, into
which he has invested roughly
$750.000. for several basic rea-.
With' growth a tiny. white bird's
flight away, Duren said it was only,
,.a matter of time before his Piggly
Wiggly was not the .only grocery
store on the block.
Preparing for competition is a
pretty good bet for beating it.
And. given the level of, daily
foot traffic in His-store, adding
more retail space seemed a natural
Sevoltution for the operation which
has steadily grown in the past sev-
'. We. have the traffic,".Duren
said. Having the Pi'ly Wiggly was
Sa key. beca-use businesses want
traffic. ,, '
'"The driving force was the
Movie Gallery ... Having them [felt
I could fill thel others."
He is a little mori-e than,
halfway to filling all' four commer-
SDne.bach Cleaners has signed
on to locate a store in the complex.'
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"It will be a new store,"
Raymond Driesbach said. "It will
be a latundromat and pick-up spot.
The dry cleaning will still be done
at our current location.
"(The new location) means
more traffic. We'll have more expo-
Duren said last week that he is,
about seven to 10 days away from
. securing a final contract from a
financial services company to rent
He said he is corresponding,
and negotiating with a couple of
other businesses, to rent the' fourth
space and feels he is not far, away
'. from having a contract in hand..,
It is further testament to
Duren's expressed confidence in
the economic future of his busi-
ness and the area.
It: is 'aa confidence that has
seemed unwavering .even as the
city and county has taken econom-
ic body blows the past few years.
"I feel we can keep them
leased," Duren said of the four new
commercial. spaces. "I think we
can make rents and even do better.
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Currently available for
adoption at the Humane Society
are Tasha-chocolate colored 5 mo.
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Callie-beautiful calico kitten, 6
mo.; Pistol & Pearl-5 mo. old
kittens; Magic & Midnight-male
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neutered; Jetson-6 mo. old high-
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by Tim Croft
Seems there are hundreds out
there willing to chase even a taste
of the dream.
The New Year's Day airing of a
special preview of HGTV's Dream
Home 2003 caused a ripple effect
in nearby Mexico Beach, with the
Community Development Council
fielding four to five times the typi-
cal inquiries for this time of year in
the days immediately following the
The hourlong special, which
featured aerial and locale shots of
Mexico Beach plus an interview
with Mayor Kathy Kingsland
extolling the virtues of the small
gulf-side' community, spurred
plenty beyond the expected tens of
thousands of entries to win the
Dream Home skirting East Bay.
The city's CDC had, by
Wednesday, fielded more than 700
inquiries for information about the
area at the CDC website. Of those,
an overwhelming number specifi-
cally noted the HGTV special to the
question of how they found the
Another large group cited a .
Coastal Living magazine article on"
the Dream Home, which just hit
"What a nightmare, but a good
nightmare," said J. Patrick
Howard, .executive director of the.
Mexico Beach CDC. "We've been
"I knew we were going to get
some stuff out of (the HGTV sweep-
stakes); but I never guessed we'd
get hammered like this."
Typically, Howard said, he will
handle 60-80 inquiries for infor-
mation on Mexico Beach and its
amenities in early January.
When he checked the website
on Jan. 3, however, he found more
than four times that number, with
more seemingly rolling in by the
"We're- a bit overwhelmed,"
Howard said. "It's been fun."
By .Tuesday, Howard had sent
out 760 packets, of information
with another 40 ,or so requests
waiting to be filled.
..Then., noting that recently-
totalled bed tax numbers for
November., were .up 15 percent,
Howard added. "I have some very
happy bosses right now."
For. viewers too busy with foot-
ball,' family or food to take the tele-
vised tour of HGTV's latest Dream
January 1: Tameka Black, '
20, of Port St. Joe was arrested
for disorderly conduct; Brad
Phillips; 23, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for disorderly conduct;
Cathy E. Kennedy, 43, of Port St.
Joe was: arrested for D.,U.I.,
resisting without violence,
corruption by threat, battery on
law enforcement officer; David
Gainous, 39, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for battery; Timothy
Gainous, 19, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for disorderly intoxi-,
cation, consumption of alcohol
January 2: Lance Mewes, 33,
of Port St. Joe was arrested for
driving while license suspended or
revoked; Jason Strimel, 19, of
Wewahitchka was arrested for
January 3: John Julius, 32,
of Port St. 'Joe was arrested for
failure to pay fines; Jerry Gates,,
58, of Wewahitchka was arrested
for possession of marijuana with ,
intent to distribute, possession otI
marijuana -more than' twenty-,
grams, 'possession 'of drug :
paraphernalia and child abuse;
,George Baxter, Jr., 48, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for giving false-
information and resisting without
January 4: Jessica
Jamersom, 21, of Wewahitchka
was arrested for burglary and
grand theft; Kerry Thompson, 23,
of Port St. Joe was arrested for
driving while license suspended or
Already spayed so S7 for rabies'
Lab/chow pups, husky, little
folks. Hammer-male boxer
bulldog; Marvin-husky male
brindle; jTimber-7 ..mo'. old
cho(c'late lab mixed male puppy:
Marcel-young golden retriever
Shelter statistics for
December: Dogs-15 adopted, 4
returned to owners, 10
euthanized. Cats-7 adopted, 0
returned to owners, 19
euthanized. For more'
information, contact the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society at
227-1103, or visit the Humane
Society's web site at
On January 1, Cathy E.
Kennedy, 43, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for D.U.I. Kennedy
resisted officers during arrest
which resulted in additional
charges beimn filed. Kennedy was
charged with resisting arrest,
corruption by threat, battery on
law enforcement officer and
refusal to sign citations. Kennedy
was transported to Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
SOn January 3, John P. Julius,
321. ofPort St. Joe was arrested for
failure to comply with a court
order from a previous charge. The
arrest order was served at Port St.
Joe Police' Department. Julius
was transported to' Gulf County
Jail without incident.
On January 5,', Kerry :L.
Thompson. 23. of Port St. Joe was,
arrested for driving with
suspended license. Thompson
was observed driving which
resulted in him being stopped and
arrested for above violation.
Thompson was transported to
Gulf County Jail to await first
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at 4:00
p.m. EST., at the Gulf County
Library (Hwy. 71N) in Port St. Joe.
Prior 'to the Juvenile Justice'
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf' Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30 p.m. The public is
also encouraged to attend this
Home, located near Mexico Beach,
take out a marker and prepare to
circle the calendar.
The hourlong special showcas-
ing the Dream Home will be
repeated at 12 a.m. and 9 p.m.
EST on Friday, Jan. 17, and again
at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan.
The show takes viewers inside
the Dream Home, providing a peek
at the spacious, luxurious digs sit-
ting on the shores of East Bay.
There are interviews with the
home's designer as well as the pro-
ject manager. They explain, in
words and pictures, the process of
building a home of which dreams
They discuss how the location
was selected, how the home was
sited and designed to fitsnuggly
within the wooded surroundings
and the touches large and small,
that make the 2,800 square foot
home, well, dreamy.
Host Joan Steffend also tAlks
with the interior designer who
chose the' furniture and other
inside touches for the home.
Footage includes shots of the
surrounding scenery' as well as
familiar area landmarks.
Last year, nearly 11 million
people entered the Dream Home
This year's sweepstakes ends
the middle of next month, with the
lucky winner to be determined
sometime in March.
In addition to the home, val-
ued at some $900,000, the'winner
will receive all the Ethan Allen fur-
nishings inside, a flats boat and a
Folks can enter the contest by
postcard or by, 'logging onto the
Internet and going to' hgtv.com and
clicking on the Dream Home icon.
Entries are limited to one per
day by Internet,,though people can
mail as many postcards as they
!ndian Pass Raw Bar-- this place has
captured Ihe market on "unique dining".
The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed shrimp crab
.legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
mention Great Food). This is a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
Check us outiat www.indianpassrawbar.com
South of Port St. Joe
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Closed Sunday & Monday
118.Highway 71 N., Wewahitchka
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Outpatient X-Ray and Lab Services
New Patients, Appointments, Walk-Ins
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Beginning Monday, January 13th
Call 227-7900 for more information
Meat Loaf Monday
w Cajun Madness on Wednesday
A Taste of Italy on Thursday
Dinner Service Froni 4 PM to 10 PM
Monday, Wednesday thru Saturday
Sunday Brunch 11:00 until 3:00
602 Monument Avenue
Highway 98 on St. Joseph's Bay
Port St. Joe, Florida
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of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
According to public records obtained from Florida Agency of Health Care
Administration, there have been confirmed reports of abuse or neglect which took
place at nursing homes in this, area.
On behalf of clients, we are currently investigating alleged abuse and neglect by
nursing homes. Area residents may have suffered needlessly and may be eligible for
compensation for mistreatment.
To speak confidentially with a lawyer, please call us at our toll free 866 number.
This discussion is free, private and without obligation.
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401Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Mexico Beach -
Sharks Make It Seven Wins In A Row Tuesday
PORT ST. JOE 63, MOSLEY 56 outscored the Mosley Dolphins game in Panama City. mission. The Tiger Sharks then for two District 3-2A games.. Woodrow Cherry 26, Thomas
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3RD 26-12 in the fourth quarter to pull The Tiger Sharks,' which outscored the Rams 26-19 in the. Score by Quarters Webb 6, Dennis Warren 5.
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks off a 63-56 win in Friday night's improved to 7-3 on the season, second half. Sharks 21 10 9 17 57 RHS (44)- Johnson 8,.Dozier 22,
trailed 30-28 at halftime, then 42- Woodrow Cherry led all Rams 11 14 9 10 44 Winters 4, Collier 2, and Combs
I "y^ i I 37 at the end of the third quarter, scorers with a game high 26 PSJ (57)- Raye Bailey 11, Bo 8.
I- Kl 1 *- p -- J "" i -Raye Bailey led all scorers points and seven rebounds. Raye Lenox 4, Antonio Smiley 5,
_, with a game nigh, pon.s.... n
with a game high 25 points. Don
Jecha followed with 10 points.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 12 16 9 26 63
Dolphins 22 8 12 12 56
PSJ (63)- Raye Bailey 25, Bo
Lenox 9, Antonio Smiley 3,
Woodrow Cherry 6, Thomas Webb
4, Dennis Warren 7, and Don
MHS (56)- Russell 12, Vaughn
10, Daniels 20, Holsombake 6,
Draper 5, and Williams 3.
PORT ST. JOE 59, MARIANNA 53
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4TH
The Tiger Sharks outscored
Marianna 20-10 in the second
quarter to take a 32-22 lead by
intermission, then held off the
Bulldogs in the second half for a
59-53 victory in Saturday night's
game in "the Dome."
Port St. Joe (8-3) was led by
Raye Bailey, who had a game high
20 points. Woodrow Cherry
chipped in 14 points respectively.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 12 10 18 13 53
Sharks 12 20 17 10 59
PSJ (62)- Raye Bailey 20, Bo
Lenox .6, Antonio Smiley, 4.
Woodrow Cherry 14, Terrencet
Chambers 2, Thomas Webb 2,
Dennis Warren 9, and Don Jecha
MHS (53)- Pope 14, Thomas 15,
Taylor 8, Killings 9, and Toombs
PORT ST. JdE 57, RUTHERFORD 44
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7TH
The Tiger Sharks picked up
their seventh consecutive win
Tuesday night with. a 57-44.
victory over Rutherford.
Port St. Joe (9-31 raced out to
a 21-11 lead by the end of the.first
quarter, and led 31-25 at inter-
Bailey followed with 11 points,
eight rebounds and eight assists.
Dennis Warren had six rebounds,
and Bo Lenox had four assists.
"We seem to be improving
each game," said .head coach Al
The Tigers Sharks will host
Wewahitchka on Thursday; then
travel,to' Greensboro on Saturday
and Liberty County on Tuesday
FWC Workshop on Net Transportion
The Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has scheduled a public Workshop
to regarding a draft rule to
regulate the transport of nets
across Florida waters.
The draft rule is intended to
assist law enforcement by: 1)
clarifying 'that the current net
transit rule applies to persons
operating vessels that are
transporting nets prohibited by
constitutional provisions or laws
or i-rules, 2) prohibiting the use of
"toy boats" to transport nets, and
3) specifying a maximum number
of seine nets that may be
possessed onboard a vessel.
Interested persons are invited
'to comment on these proposals at'
the workshop, .Thursday, Jan. 9,
from 6-8 p.m., at the Franklin,
County Annex Building, Suite 203'
Anyone requiring special
accommodations to participate in
the workshop should advise the
agency. Hearing- or speech-
impaired persons should contact
the agency by calling (850) 488-
9542 to arrange assistance.
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Raye, a junior point guard for the
/ Tiger Sharks, led the team with a
Same high 25 points In their
63-56 win over Mosley on
Friday; had a game high 20
points In their 59-53 win
----- over Marianna on Saturday; .
then added 11 points, eight .
rebounds and eight assists
In Tuesday's 57-44 win over
Cheyne had eight points and s;x
B s e i -,_10- rebounds as the Port St. Joe Lady
r Sharks improved to 10-1 with Tuesday
night's 57-17 win over Altha.
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Varsity Girls Basketball
Jan. 13 Apalach Away 6:00
Jan. 14 Liberty County Home 5:30
Jan. 16 Wakulla Away 6:00
Jan. 21 Greensboro Away 6.00
Jan. 23 Grand Ridge Home 6:00
Jan. 28 Grand Ridge Away 5:30
Jan. 30 Blountstown Away 7:00
Wewahitchka State Bank
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Varsity Boys Basketball
Jan. 9 Wewa Home 6-00-7:30
Jan. 11 Greensboro Away 6:00-7:30
Jan. 14 Liberty County Away 6:00-7:30
Jan. 17 West Port Ocala 8:30
Jan. 18 Leesburg Bellview 3:30
Jan. 24 Marianna Away 7:00-8:30
Jan. 25 Greensboro Home 6:00-7:30
Jan. 28 Rutherford Home 6:00-7:30
Jan. 31 Blountstown Away 6:30-8:00
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'Woodrow Cherry lays in two of his 14 points against Marianna.
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Gators In District Matchupsd Lad Recor
During Upcoming Week of Play ay rstove eino
WEWAHITCHKA LIBERTY 56 he Gators will travel to Port PORT ST. JOE 57, ALTHA 17 on the season with Tuesday Lady Wildcats, then outscored Score by Quarters
WEWAHITCHKA 41, LIBERTY C. 56 The Gators will travel to Port TUESDAY, JANUARY 7TH night's 57-17 win over Altha in Altha 26-7 in the second half. Altha 2 8 1 6 17
STUESDAY, JANUARY 7TH St. Joe on Thursday; host R. E. The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks 'the Dome." Shawna Bond led all scorers Sharks 18 13 14 12 -- 57
The Wewahitchka Gators Munroe on Friday in a District 3- picked up their fourth consecu- The Lady'Sharks raced out to with a game'high 13 points. Lydia PSJ (57)- Lydia-Watkins 8, Kayla
dropped to 2-6 on the season with A .game; will. host Carrabelle on d hrsrcdott ihagm ih1 ons yi S 5)'LdaWtis8 al
droppTuesday night's 56to 2-6 on th4 1 loss to Mondaygame; wilthen host Apalachicola onive victory and improved to 10-1 a'31-10 lead over the outmatched Watkins had eight points, eight Jefferson 8, Gekeela Clemmons 6,
Tuesday night's 56-41 loss to Monday; then host Apalachicola rebound-- and two blocked shots; Shawna Bond 13, Latrice Larry 5,
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The Gators were tied with the
Bulldogs 23-23 at halftime.
However, the Bulldogs pulled
away in the second hal. out-
sconng Wewahitchka 13-9 in the
third quarter and 20-9 in the
Cheyne Tt)dd had eight points and
six rebounds; while Kayla
Jefferson also added eight points.
The Lady Sharks will travel to
Apalachicola on Monday. then
host Liberty County.on Tuesday
in a District 3-2A game.
Cheyne Todd 8, Jessica Ford .2,
Margaret Gibson 3, and' Katoria
AHS (17)- Brigette Ultey 4, Cherie
Hires 10, Ashton Lee 2, and
Ashley Golf 1..,
Gekeela Clemmons (22) lays in two points in the Lady Sharks' 57-
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Allen, a senior center for the
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JR. Varsity Boys Basketballl JR. Varsity Girls Basketball
Jan. 9 Pori St Joe a Away 6 00/7:30 Jan. 9 Greensboro Home 5:00
Jan. 10 Munroe Home 3:00 Jan. 10 RFM Home 4:00
Jan. 13 Carrabelle Home 4 00/5:30 Jan. 14 Apalach Home 4:00
Jan. 16 Blounislown Away 6:00/7:30 Jan. 24 ACA Away 4:00
Jan 18 Bay Home 6.00/7 30 Jan 29 Arnold Home.* 5:30
Jan. 23 Chahahoochee Home 3-00
Varsity Girls Basketball
Varsity Boys Basketball Jan 9 Greensboro'* Home 5:00
Jan. 10 RFM Home 4:00
Jan.9 Pori St. Joe Away 6:00/7:30 an. 1 Home 4:00
Jan.10JMunroeaHomen. 14 3 Apalach Home *'4:00
Jan.13n oCarrobelle*Home 4;00/5:30 Jan 16 BayAway500
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Little League Football Will
Celebrate Season Saturday
The players and cheerleaders
of the Gene Raffleld Football
League will celebrate a very
successful football season at an
awards banquet to be held at 4:00
p.m., Saturday, January 11, at
the Centennial Building. All
participants in the program will
receive trophies and enjoy a
barbeque chicken dinner with
their coaches, family and friends.
There- will be guest speakers
including Jay, McCorvey,
president of the Big Bend Footblall
League and John Palmer, Head
Coach of the Port St. Joe Sharks.
2002 was the first year for t he
league in the Big Bend Football
League and they made their
presence known. .The 11- and 12-
year old Buccaneers were finalists
in the playoffs. The 7- and 8-year
old Dolphins were runners-up in
the Super Bowl. The 9- and 10-
year old 'Jaguars were undefeated
and Super Bowl Champions. All
three teams had enthusiastic
cheerleaders on the sidelines
encouraging them all the way.
The coaches and officials of
the Gene Raffield Football League
hope everyone who enjoys Little
League football will join in the
CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS
of our Little League Football Players and Cheerleaders
-i.- Saturday, January 11th, 4:00 P.M.l 0 "
at the Centennial Building
Barbeque Chicken Dinner
First family member $10,
each additional person $5
O Gulf Coast "K
f Community C6olege
Gulf Coast Community College
Port St. Joe
Office of Lifelong Learning
EDUCATION ENCORE FOR ADULTS 50+
Education Encore is a program of non-credit enrichment courses for adults 50+
A STRESS-FREE FORMAT,
NO TESTS NO GRADES
All 'classes lheldon 6. consecutive Wednesdays, January 22nd through February 26th.
Classes are held at Gulf Coast Commumnty College, Gul(/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe.
Bird Watching & Ideriification *.
Antiques & Collectibles
Local History (Gulf,/Franklin i
Residential Landscape Design
11:00 a.m:-12:00 p.m.
Computer-Internet 8& Emai
How to Boat Smart
Money Sense 'for Seniors
Beginning Bridge (cont'd)
SThere is a $60.00: fee, whether you attend one or three classes, for the 6-week program.
Registration deadline is January 20th. Walk-in registration is accepted
at the Gulf/Franklin Center Mon.-Thurs. 8-8 and Fri. 8-4.
A SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR YOU
You are cordially invited to an informational reception! .!
Meet the well-qualified instructors and learn more about each course!! "
Wednesday, January 15th...1:00 p.m .....Room A-101
Gulf/Franklin Center-Port St. Joe
For more information, call 1850) 872-3823 or 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3823
Gulf Coast Community College is an equal access/equal oppor tuhir' institution.
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Knights of Pythias:
VFW Post #10069 Spreads Christmas Cheer
On Friday, December 20th the John C. Gainous VFW Post took
28 Christmas baskets full of food to the Gulf County Senior Center
in Port St Joe. The baskets were delivered to the list of families Jerry
Stokoe gave to the VFW. The VFW buys all the turkeys and hams and
the Ladies Auxiliary complements the meat with enough food for a
great Christmas meal plus a little extra for additional meals.
Shown in the photo with one on the four trucks it took to deliv-
er the baskets are VFW members Jack Keiirt, Commander Rick
Armstrong, Corky Barker, Earl Groh, Dick Seefeldt and Bob Pugh.
Driesbach Lodge Theatre Auditions at GCCC
.,Award ,TV/VCR ,, fromm the world's favorite films.
Claude Thomas was the
proud winner of the 19" TV/VCR
combo given away by Driesbach
Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias.
The drawing ,was held on
Wednesday, December 23-just
in time for Christmas! In win-
ning, Claude stated, "This is the
first time that I have ever won
anything." Driesbach Lodge #77
Chancellor Commander Frankie
Fennell, Sr. (right) is shown pre-
senting Thomas his prize.
Funds raised from 'this
annual project will benefit the
Alton Fennell, Sr. 5th District
and the Grand Lodge Knights of
Pythias Education Scholarship.
Driver License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the month of
January in Gulf County.
Recognizing.., the' danger
presented to the public by
detective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentirtte. their
efforts on vehicles being operated
with defects such as bad brakes.
worn tires and defective lighting
equipment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers who
would violate the driver license
laws of Florida.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection, of all
Members in the Panama City
District/sub-district, of Troop A
will conduct checkpoints during
daylight hours at the following
locations: January 10-16, SR 69
near CR 274. CR 22 near CR22-A
and SR 71 near Chipola Street.
To everything there is .a season,
a time to plant. .. Eccl. 3: 1, 2,'
Peach, Pear, Apple, Plum, Jap. Persimmon,
Fig, Blueberries, Pecans, Loquat & Grapes
COLD HARDY CITRUS!
Sa suma, Oranges, Kumquat, Lemons, etc.
LG. BURLAP OR 1 GAL. SIZE
LANDSCAPE SCRUBS & TREES
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5TH MONTH: Do we need a bigger house?
8TH MONTH: How will we invest for the baby's future?
It's nice to have a simple
answer for a change.
So here's one. Now the person you turn
to for your insurance needs is the per-
son you can talk to before you invest,
Ask me about getting started with State
Farm Mutual F=u0ts for as little as
$50 a month.
Invest with a Good Neighbor"
Bill Wood, Agent
*Vfh Automaic Intsv nent Plan; othenise inial
T '*n i minimum iS m kent of $250 is required.
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Arts Division of, Gulf Coast
Community College will conduct
auditions for the upcoming
theatre production Blame It on the
Movies on January 21 at .6:30 in
the Amelia Center Theatre.
The play will feature songs
and themes in all musical styles
Periodontal disease can occur at
any age. It is more prevalent in adults
but even children as young as 5 and
6 years can have signs of it.
Moreover, about 10%' of American
children suffer from a virulent form of
gum disease known as juvenile pen-
odonlilis. This rapidly advancing form
ol periodontal disease usually affects
the permanent teeth of otherwise
Often, symptoms are hot readily
Auditions are open to GCCC
students and to., community
singers /actors. Individuals
auditioning should be prepared to
perform and bring sheet music or
voiceless tracks. An accompanist
will be provided.
For additional information,
apparent and the gums appear nor-
mal until routine dental radiographs
disclose bone loss around the teeth
and the disease is diagnosed.
When diagnosed early, juvenile
periodontitis can be successfully
treated.. If undetected, .the disease
can spread beyond the initially affect-
ed teeth and ultimately result in loss
of permanent teeth.
It's just as important liat children
as well as adults, check their teeth tdt
signs of gum disease, practice good
oral hygiene, and regularly visit the
dentist for professional cleaning and
Over the past thirteen years, Dr. May and his staff have satis-
fied thousands of individuals by delivering state of the art,
painless dentistry in a gentle and caring manner. Can Dr. May
help you? Call 227-1123 for a Risk Free consultation.
ALL MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED AND FILED
CALL 227-1123 FOR A RISK FREE CONSULTATION.
STATE OF THE ART, PAINLESS DENTISTRY WITH A SMALL TOWN TOUCH!
Port St. Joe High School Basketball
with Play by Play i
by Howard Browning!
The Voice of the Sharks!
For information on these games,
concerts and other upcoming
events call 670-8450
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2003 PAGE 1B
SThe Winds Were Back to Back!
By: Barbara Eells
Eugene Raffield said, that his
granddaddy always said, "Once in
a blue moon, when the cold north
winds blow and they come back to
back, you can expect to find a
beached dolphin or whale!"
It surely makes a lot of sense
December 28th, 2002 early on
Saturday 'morning, Paula (Boone)
and I entered Dixie Bell access,
nearing the big turtle that Tina at
FFWC dispatch had called me
about, and gasping and repeating
the words, "It's a leatherbackl" we
reached our destination. It truly
was a leatherback and if it had
been March it would have been
okay to view her on the beach for
egg-laying, but this was December
Vikki Cruse was with her son,
Mahon "Cooney" 'Curran who
works for Jill Jarzynka' of Bay
Clean Sweep in Lynn Haven.
Cooney 'parked the' big truck at,
the Dixie Bell area:to enjoy' the'
view while Vikki went for a short
stroll westward on the beach. She
came upon this, huge creature
crawling on the beach
Tiny Tim was a leatherback
with deep multiple cuts -from a
boat propeller on her upper
carapace and one across her skull
between her eyes. 'More than
likely, the infection from these
cuts caused her beaching and
ultimately her death. She tried
several times to go back toward
the water, but could not muster
the strength to do so..
We usually ,take our live
turtles to Gulf World Marine Park
in Panama City Beach, but this
time they had to come get herl
After Trexler and Randy arrived,
the turtle volunteers and friends
tried to lift her, but to no availl I
called the Gulf County Sheriffs
department and they had
deputies, Port St. Joe firefighters
and Highland View firefighters of
which Donnie Smith is a member.
After some discussion, Donnie left
and .came back with a backhoe
and he, with the help of the group,
gently lifted her onto the bed of
the truck for her trip to Gulf
After arriving at Gulf .World,
she was placed in' a tank,
evaluated and decided 'the best
treatment area would be
Clearwater Marine Aquatium who
has had some expeTrience with
leather-backs. Her trip began
around 2 p.m. CST on 'Tuesday
and she died just a few minutes
before she reached her
While it was not uncommon
for leatherbacks to be in cold,
waters, Tiny Tim was beached for
a reason. She was ill. .Very ill. A
necropsy will be performed to
determine cause of death so we
know better how to treat them
The week moved on through
New Year's 'ith a few birds after
the storm until January 4,
Saturday, early morning!
S"Paula, .meet me at Dixie Bell
The sheer size of this young finback whale is daunting, especially
the size of an adult whale.
SMike Bird left ,her after they put
,their all into trying to move her to
Sget her upright. It was impossible
to budge her massive body.
Rosie was a Fin whale. She
had been identified as a Sei whale,
and they are-in the same family,
but there is a difference. The fin
whales are baleen and belong to a
,group called rorguals which
include the blue, the sei, minke,
Bryde's and the wider-known
hump back whale.
The Fin is often called the
greyhound of the. sea" because of
the speed it travels.
Jpsie was a rare whale to
beach. She was a youngster at 34
"and 1/2 feet and weighed in at
about 15 tons.
The adult fin whales can get
up to 88 feet in length and weigh
at around 50-70 tons! They have a
v-shaped head with a ridge; down
the middle. Pleats or grooves on
the underside allow stretching to
'allow, food and water to enter the
mouth....much like a pelican s
pouch. The food stays near the
considering that it was only half
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tongue while the water filters
through the baleen which is made
up of strips of keratin. The food is
pushed into the throat with the
tongue as they eat up to 2 tons of
krill and schools of fish daily.
Josie was at weaning age, but
still was nursing. Maybe through
the storms, or for whatever
reason, she became separated
from her mother and wound up in
St. Joseph's Bay.
National Marine Fisheries
wanted Josie to study. to try to
determine what caused her death
because it was such a rare whale
to find. An idea from an observer,
Mr. Paul, was the, possibility of
using Sea Tow at the St. Joe
Marina. That idea came to life
when I introduced Ron to
LaVaughn Weatherly and Tim at
the Manna. Dave Buckner and
Risha Henderson, operators of
Sea Tow were happy to help us
They towed Josie :to the
marina where LaVaughn, Ron and
John Rhodes prepared the
hydraulic lift for raising her out of
the water to be placed on a flatbed
truck provided by Eugene Raffield
of Raffield Fisheries.
Josie was- truly a celebrity!
She attracted many people: many
got to view her alive: others after
she died, but there was still 'the
awe of this giant and magnificent
creature! As word spread, more
people came to.the manna to take
pictures, view her and have
memories to cherish!
(See Whale on Page 8B)
curve! This time it's a whale! and
it is alive!" A man called it in-just
after daybreak! The long. big.
beautiful creature stranded
sometime during the night on the
sandbar just 50 yds. offshore
going into low tide. Her head and
body were there to seel Blow hole
was fine! We could, hear her
breathing and blowing. The water
temps were cold, so that was
,good, we didn't have to work to
keep water out of the blow hole,
but three men who had waders
offered to go out to be with her
and wet her down. They
commented that she followed
them with her big eyes!
In calling Ron Hardy, co-
owner 'of Gulf World, I said, "I've
got you something bigger this
week! A whale!" He wanted to
know how big. "Big and long!"
said I. Well, before he, Cheryl and -
Ashley arrived Rosie turned and
rolled once landing on her side,
flapped her tail, a couple of times,
and closed her big eyes. The three
men who were with her. Michael
Ashmore. Dean Bird and his son
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This leatherback turtle beached itself during the holidays.
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'Joe Company's proposed Windmark development,
Sunset Village will set the standard for upscale, yet
affordable, beach living.
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Conservation Areas, Ponds, Central Water and Sewer, Across from Proposed Beach Access,
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Due to an overwhelming response, our 1 st
release was sold in ten days. We are now able
to offer the second release in. Sunset Village.
Get in on the ground floor as this is the 2nd
release of at least 7 scheduled releases. Each
release will have a similar increase in price
and availability and is subject to change at
any moment. Lots will be released in phases
similar to Windmaiuk Beach and will be limited
to a first come, first served basis.
The second release will be as follows:
(2) lots starting at $229,900.
'Lots 1, 88
(3) lots starting at $ 1 79,900.
Lots 47, 52, 53
(3) lots starting at $ 149,900.
Lots 22, 31, 32
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Alicia Sanders and Brad Knox
Sanders and Knox Plan
February 8th Wedding:
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sanders
would like to. announce the .
engagement and forthcoming;
marriage of their daughter, Alicia
Daniell Sanders, to Gregory
Bradshaw Knox, son of Gregg and
Ruby Knox, grandson of Tom and
Mary Knox all of Port St. Joe.
Alicia is a 2000 graduate: of.
Port St. Joe High School, a 2Q02
graduate of Gulf Coast Vocational
LPN Program and is currently
working as a nurse at Bay Medical .
Center-'oLPanama-City .. --
Brad is a 2000 -graduate of
,Port St- Joe High School. a 2002
graduate of Gulf Coast Vocational
Program'of Corrections and is.
S currently working as a
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Chris and dandi Fox of Port
St. Joeare protd to announce the
birth of their son, Clayton Joseiph
Fox, born on Monday, December
9, at 12:31 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Medical Center. Clayton was'
welcomed home by his brother
and sister. Caden and Christa
Clayton's proud grandparents
are Eddie and Wanda, Moses of ?
Apalachicola and Bill and Sarah
Fox of Panama City.
Sea Oats & Dunes
Club Meets Jan. 14
You are invited to join the Sea
Oats & Dunes Garden Club on
,Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. ET in the
community room at St. Joe Beach.
Volunteer Fire Department at
Alabama and Court Street.
A program will be given by
Barbara Eells, well-known
naturalist. The topic is wildlife.
Mrs. Eells cares for animals from
the sea shores to the forest.
Refreshments will follow.
SEmnhasis for, January is
trees and their care. National
Leon Arbor. Day is recognized on the
e of fourth Friday of January.
ing is pment
at e Downtown Redevelopment
it Agency Monthly Meeting
wing. The Downtown Redevelop-
mpany ment Agency will hold its monthly
3e two meeting on Tuesday, January 14
e., at 6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish, Inc.'.
1? located on the third floor of the
fled :7.ANR building: in: Port St.-Joe, All-
members are urged to attend.
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Look Who's One
Mason Alfred Bateman
turned one on. December 31. .He.
celebrated early with a party at
his NMeme and Paw Paw's hpuse in
White City on Saturday,'
December 28,. Helping ,him
celebrate his special day vere his
big sister Madison and, many
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family members and friends.
Mason is the, son of Josh and
Sharity Bateman. Mason's
grandparents are Gerald and"
Sarah Byrd of White City and
Lany and Becky Bateman of Port
Society Meets Sat.
Discover, preserve and
celebrate your family'history. We
believe by preserving history' we
teach 'future generatiosfi riot' only
where we come from, but also
what we are about and where we'
We have the cure .for what ails
your family tree search! Embrace
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-We invite you" to attend'our'
meeting 'this Saturday, JanuarV
11 frori'l 0 a.m. to noon in the
Port St. Joe library meeting room.
All members 'are urged to
attend also. For more information
call. Beverly Douds at 850-229-
1094 or e-mail at bmdouds2002@
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' Late Registration
Dates at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College late advising, registration
and drop/add will take place at
the main campus Thursday and
Friday, January 9 and 10, and
will continue Monday through
Wednesday, January 13 to 15.
Late advising, registration
and drop/add at the Gulf/
Franklin Center will take place
Thursday, January 9. 9' a.m. to 6
p.m. (EST), Friday, January 10, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., and.will continue
Monday ;through Wednesday,
January 13 to 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Late advising, registration
and drop/add at Tyndall Air Force
Base will take, .place Monday
through Wednesday,. January 13
to 15, from 4 p.m. to. 6:30 p.m.
: Late registration and drop/
add require payment the same
day. *,. -
SAll day and evening classes
begin January 9. Weekend College
Block 3 classes begin January 24.
For: more information, call (850)
After School -
After school tutoring will be
available for, qualifying students
July 23, I6i'-] iy 4- 2002
"Memories are the treas-,
:ures that mean more than
-anything'else in -life."
Her quiet nature, warm
smile, and the love and
care that she gave to her
family shall forever-
remain dear in our hearts,
"Blessed are those who
mourn, for they will be
Edith, Coleman, Sylvia, Cora,
Judy and Grandchildren
ages ten years and up starting
January 13. A teacher will be
available four days a week after
school, until 4:00 p.m. to tutor
your child in reading, writing and
mathematics at Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe elementary schools.
On Tuesday and Thursdays
transportation will be available for
bus students. On Mondays and
Wednesday all students must
provide their own transportation.
If you are interested in this
program and feel that your child
would benefit in this activity
please call Rosa Barnes-Feltrop
for further information, at 850-
639-2422 or 850-229-69,40, ext.
118. For certification and
eligibility information call Gloria
Gant at 229-9359.
Meeting Jan. 13,
A Project Graduation meeting
has been scheduled for, Monday,
January 13, at 5:30 p.m. EST in
the Port St. Joe High',School
commons area. All parents of the
class of 2003 are encouraged to
:attend this important meeting.
S~fb Saw. 'e IM, ?7(?,Se
Welcome back, and Happy
New Year. Hope everyone enjoyed
the holidays and is ready to get
back into the swing of school. May
the second semester prove to be
"challe-'.ng but achievable".
Report cards from 1st
semester will be ready next
.Wednesday, January 15. I hope-
you will be proud of what you
earned and won't find yourself
grounded! We also have a three-
day weekend coming up on
Monday, January 20 for Martin
Luther King Day.
Our girls -basketball team will
wind up their season on Monday,
the 13th with a game in Apalach.
Good luck, girls
'One last note, if you find
yourself searching for your coat
on these, chilly mornings, you
,might want to check our lost and
found in the office. There are a lot
of nice, unclaimed coats anid
jackets waiting to be found.
:Putting your name on the tag
inside might also help if you tend
to be forgetful.
If you have any news to share,
,leave it with Mrs. Lanford in the
office and I'll be glad to include it
' next week.
$100 In Groceries
The lucky winner of the $1.00
worth of groceries donated by,
George Duren Piggly Wiggly was
'Kim Tharpe. Kim is an employee
of The Star. Congratulations. Kiml
.The Gulf County Senior
Citizens thank the community for
their continued support.
Say You Saw It In e Star!
SHIP PROGRAM REOPENS APPLICATION PERIOD
Applications for "Purchase Assistance" from the Gulf County' SHIP Program will be available
beginning January 14, 2003. Applications will ONLY be available at the SHIP Office locat-
ed at the Gulf County Administration Building, Room 309, Port Saint Joe.
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first qualified basis. Applicants not assisted
prior to June 30, 2003 will be required to make a new application in July 2003 for the next
funding year 2003-2004.
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:
Very Low Income
Moderate Income 33,720 38,640 43,440
4. A 5 6
20,100 21,700 23,300.
32,150 34,750 37,300
48,240 52,080 ,.,55,920
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy
is $98,523 for Existing Homes and'$106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP funds may not'be-
used to purchase mobile homes! ,
Purchase assistance includes down payment assistance, closing cost and land acquisition.
Questions, please contact Bo Williams, SHIP Administrator, (850) 229-6125.
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By: Brenda Miller
Why is it that some homes sit on, the market for a year while others sell like hot cakes? Frustrated sellers will
blame a bad market, while a goc-.i -'cl e:Iaoe p.fe::.i..'..l ., ell ,u ,h,a, r, man., i;: a d'low sale is often attributed
"-, 4.e 1;.ling pri;:=e r ; .
i" a -orri .pr..e d b,. A. o laa, o:a. B.1 Ihe Fp',c ; competitive with similar homes in the
area ard ":ko-.:" b ',nir i"l,. tl-, r kpalncrIc .,1 a br-r .:-- ct being sold quickly.
; The :C,'l ,: pc i.:r, -.. chre.iqu ,h.3 a. Am 3,, .3: aPFle P:,e co-npi.al;e hoppingg
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fessioncis il tee il'; 'e e c ie b-e. .-..;th-.: or u.e hen dlcermr..nq .3 hFme ,T...3A ri .alue
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mend a realistic price range that will ensure you top dollar and a reasonably h
S However, factors such as the amount of time needed to sell your home can alter the agent's price recommenda-
Typically, people should check with real estate offices in the community to determine the typical duration that list-
ings are on the market. Sales associates will explain that the marketing "norms" vary with prices and properties. Based
on this criteria, the agent feels confident that he or she will be able to sell it for a price that both you and the buyer will
be happy with. However, if you're under time constraints because of unexpected job changes-or moving agreements
you've made on another property, this will narrow your chances of selling the home for top dollar in the market.
Assuming you hove sufficient time to market the home, here ore a few small steps you and your agent can take
to Fs,ndrg The riqhl pce c., ,oL, pri Frr, :o '/ '
TheL.o, r;. op3'.r,: c E m'\ad. *,h similar homes Itatl base beeri, aold n..hn 'rhe la'.1 J5 days as opposed
to the standard six months. Any longer and other factors, suc ,. -.e economy' could cloud ,our view of how much
,our home ;i r .ol.k ..c.i,"
"noa'ier g.hd ,m:hram or t- re.,e ie .ellngq pr..:e: at ho ae; ih hai e just bee'r. old and are pending clos-
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yu good -ule of rihuTb beFor :erI.ng a pr.ce i! o rr.ale 20 compor.sons a o comparable properm within a one-
mile radius of your house. Once completed you can feel comfortable that the price you've picked is a good gauge of
thehome's worth and won't discourage qualified buyers.
Being open and honest about what you see as the home's greatest strengths and biggest weaknesses will also
help an agneil ei a tlei- t-.Il fo' hoa ro b:'l e.aluae lor aoeis) and m.rl'ei )c.ui hon.e Th;nk of your home a: I
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i A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on.
Tuesday, January21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meet-
ing on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
The public hearings will be to discuss and act onthe following:
Preliminary Plat Approval Hibiscus Bay Dr. Kurt Hofer Parcel ID #6268-501R 5.14 acres in Section
6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida an 8- unit subdivision subject to all develop-,
ment regulations required by Gulf Couty. "
Prelminrry Plat Approval Hibiscus Beach Dr. Kurt Hofer- Parcel ID #6268-001 R 8.86 acres in Section
6 & 7, Township 9 South, Range :11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 24 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required: by Gulf County. : '" '*' '
Preliminary Plat Approval Centerpeach Beach -
Section 16, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, G
development regulations required by Gulf County.
GregWaddell Parcel ID #4247-700R 1.3 acres in : -
ulf County, Florida a 3 unit subdivision subject to all
Preliminary Plat Approval Geri Care Phase II Integras Parcel ID #3801 -050R 21.3 acres in Section
i31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,'; Florida a 3 unit commerical development.subject to
all development regulations required by Gulf County. .:. .
Preliminary Plat Approval -The Cottages Richard Parvey Parcel ID #3185-003R, 3186-0OOR 21.3
acres in Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, G-ulf.County, Florida a 20 unit subdivision devel-
opment subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County. :
Final Plat Approval Hendrix Indian Lagoon Bill Hendrix Parcel ID #3171-080R 12.38 acres in'Section
15, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida an 11 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf County. ,,
Final Plat Approval Sunset Village Madison Kennington Parcel ID #4231-OO0R, 4231-001 R, 4231-
002R,. 4231-003.- 41.02 acres in Section.9, Township. 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a
90 unit subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County, .
Final Plat Approval Lester Ridge Lester & Harrington, -Parcel ID #1508-050RR- 32.40 acres in Section
2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West Gulf County, Florida a 18 unit subdivision subject to all develop-
ment regulations required by. GQulf County., ,
Small Scale Land 'Use Change Geri Care Phase' II Integras Parcel ID #3801-050R.- 21.3 acres in
Section 31,-Towhship 6 South;, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing. 10 acres from Agricultural
to Mixed Commercial/Residential subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Small Scale Land Use Change Mark Harrell Parcel ID #4255-015R .74 acres in Section 16, Township-
7 South, 'Range 11 West, Gulf County, -Florida Changing .74 acres from Agricultural to Residential sub-
ject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning Department, Room 301 in-the Robert M.
.Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G, Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be viewed at the Planning and Bulding Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.
Publisfi January 9 & 16, 2003
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2003
By Lori Price
The concept of "full inclusion"
calls for teaching students with
disabilities in regular classrooms,
rather than in special classes or
pull-out sessions. Fueled by court
decisions, parental demands, new
research, and the success of some
educators, the inclusion
movement not only calls for a
radical change in how disabled
students are taught, it also raises
questions about how best to teach
Students in fully inclusive
programs are not pulled out for
special help. The assistance they
need comes to them in the regular
classroom. But proponents of
inclusion look beyond simply
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placing a special-needs student in
an existing regular classroom.
They propose no less than a total
restructuring of the traditional
classroom. They propose
classrooms with more than one
teacher and classrooms that
employ technology and other
assistive devices to help all
students perform better.
There are arguments against
inclusion, however. Some critics
argue that placing a special
education student in a regular
classroom is likely to consume too
much of an already overworked
teacher's attention. Furthermore,
some parents worry the standards
of curriculum will be lowered by
the inclusion of students with'
learning disabilities or that,
students with disabilities will
create a disruption.
That teaching and including
disabled students is a challenge.
for'general educators shouldn't be*
a surprise. The two. disciplines
advance different perspectives-,
with special educators focusing
on an individual student's needs
to an extent not typically seen in a
Faith Christian School
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position of Dean of Students was
formed under the direction of Dr.
Bill Taylor, pastor of Faith Bible'
Church, during the regular
church business meeting. Mrs.
McGhee will continue her position
as the teacher of grade three and
-will assist the administration in
the daily duties and
responsibilities of the school.
Monday, the teachers and
staff had a workday to plan the
semester, get their classrooms in
order, and to work on grades and
report cards. Report cards will be
sent home Thursday, January 9.
One "of the first things to be
done this month is to determine
which student will represent Faith
Christian in the county spelling
bee. Students in grades five
through eight will compete for this
Plans are being made for a
field trip to the DeSoto
Archaeological Site in Talla-
hassee. This: is a favorite
excursion for' our students in the
upper elementary grades.
Our mission project for
January and Februiary wll center
on a family going to Romania with
the Association '.of Baptists for
World Evangelism. Jeff and
Kristina Broome and their
children Brianna,; Jann and Caleb
will be visiting our school and
Faith Bible Church, February 22-
24, to tell, us about their plans
and their desire to reach the
people of Romania with the
Gospel of Jesus Chnrst. Students
will. be praying for the people of
Romania in their classes as they
learn more of the country and its
needs during these next two
months. Also, .they -.may bring
Sufferings ,to help ith ; the
missionary work of the Broome
Please continue to pray with
us for our schools, our students,
their families, our citizens, our
nation, and those in other lands
[or a peaceful and blessed: new
School Bell: The first bell
ri~igs fdr 'school to begin at 7:50.
Parents. please make sure -vourr
child arrives to school on time.
Report cards will be sent
home on Wednesday, January 15.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
Holiday: School will not be
held on Monday, January 20, due
to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent home
on Friday, February 7.
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Church Jan. 19
The U"se Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present the
annual concert by the Trio
Internazionale at Trinity Church,
Apalachicola, on Sunday,
January 19, at 4:00 p.i., EST.
The Trio, composed of Martha
Gherardi, violin, and Luciano.
Gherardi, contrabass, both
former members of the Caracas
Symphony. Orchestra, and R.
Bedford Watkins, piano, Professor
Emeritus. 6of Illinois Wesleyan
University, have been playing
Together in .concert for .thirteen
years and have developed a loyal
audience who were invited to
request favorite compositions to
be performed in this year's
concert. Among these are The
' Blue Danube Waltz by Johann
Strauss and, the, Ravel's Bolero.
Also to be performed are works by:,
'Americanm Scomposers" Aaron
Copland, Stephen Foster, Louis
Gottschalk, George Gershwin,'
The Ilse Newell Fund is
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Hi'storical Societya 501 (c)(3)
educational incorporation in. the
state of Florida. A $2.00 donation
is. requested at the door for those
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800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JO.
8:00 and.11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care.Provided for at 11:0
.,,First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
,....* Brent Vickery, Pastor
"" Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberis
Minister of viU S Educaron Minister to Srucdenii
Sunday School ................ 9:45am
Worship Service :. -. ...... 11:00 am
/ ~. -Disciple Training : ...... .. .. 6:00 pm
"W ^ "' "Evening Worshp .': ......... ', 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. ... 6:30 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" '
"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
unday School ........................... 10:00 a.rr
unday Morning Service .................... 11:00 a.rr
sunday Evening Service ...... ... .. .. ..... .. 6:00 p.r
The public meeting will be
held on Wednesday, January 15,
at 2:00 p.m. ET at the'Gulf,
County Senior Citizens Center
conference room in Port St. Joe.
Transportation will be pro-
vrided to eligible individuals by
calling the Community Transpor-
tatioin Coordinator, Gulf 'County
Transportation, at 229-6327.
For additional information .
contact Varuta Anderson. Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Program :
Coordinator, at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council, at:
The NAACP Youth Coufcil will
host a memorial program
honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King on January
20, at 5:00 'p.m. at the
Washington. Improvement Group
Community Center. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
r, e Catholic Church of Gulf County, fL
SSt. Joseph 50-27-117 : St. Lawrence-
20th and Monumenrt Ave. Hwy. 71North
PO Box 820 Port i ice FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST ,, Sunday 11 a.m. CST
". FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
i H g"508 Sixteenth Street 22"' 1 56 '
pT'T: -^ Sixieenth Street c0
Sunday Worship .. 10 a.m. ,
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m. C
Adult School ........ .11 a.m. ,
*Sunday School '
PNsror Rc. T. RHid Camiron
Pastor Rc'. Rcid Cm High...oay 71 Cecil Cosfin Sr Blvd.
ernr l e -r i: hu i: ret i i u -d ij : t. -'
IT .IlLL I z.i
^Sfg~anb IB~f~ !'Baptist CIl urcJ
r3' L S.' S streett Highland View
Port T J F.:ri,l3, 32456
.~ ~ C) 6~i-lO
Discover God's Love! r
BA PT'IST CHURCH H
'1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship -' Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at,9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday, Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
,, Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
The Potter's House
S "Wher'e Boken Vessels Are Made New"
63o Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday,:00AM ................... Bible Study
Sunday .11:00 AM ........... . Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM ................... Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
[ Broken Spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mendedl
S-, ,-, ..
,rp } r.
HOPE Family Worship Center
A Pentecous'l Holhne4s Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. loe
P.-:tor, Marc Sturdivant Church Olthce 227-1-193
Sunday'School .. .... ... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ..... .11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . 6:30 p.m.
W '3dnefnday .:, .'..... .. ... . .7:00 p:m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power. of Pentecost With Us
CHURCH OF CHRIST
- "9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P..O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
10:30 Sunday Morning I.98
7:00 WednesdayEvening Apalachicola... ... anamaCity
Pastors Andrew &Cathy Rutherford Hwy. Reid Ave.
t r71 0 Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates I" Wewahitchka
Visit our website at:.familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
"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. & 5400 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT
S BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
.. '1 311 Columbus St. Sit. Joe Beadh, FL 3,456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
.SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m..
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting &- Youth Group 7 p.m.
"'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed'is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you! ,
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO
First United Methodist Church
y of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
T r a Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional .................................. 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m., CT,
Contemporary .................... .................. 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVDED Church/Office: 648-8820
/ But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar or wings like eagles...
upstairs -Captial City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a m
Worship at 10 a m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group, Meetings 6 p m.
Come Celebrate with us! Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org.
"A Port of Victory"
First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School .. ....... .... 10 o.m. Give unto the Lora the glory
Sunday Morning Worship .... .. ... I1 a m due HIs name. worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ..... .6 pm Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service ... . pm Psalm 29 29 2
I PAGE 5B
If your church is
doing something of
interest to the com-
munity, let them
know! News from
your church is
Martin Luther King
Annual celebrations of Martin
Luther King Day.will be held on
Wednesday, January 15. A,
community candlelight march will
start from the corner of Martin
Luther King Blvd. and Avenue C
at 7:00 p.m., and will go to
Thompson's Temple First Born
Church located on Avenue E for
the celebration program.
Everyone is invited to come
out in remembrance of a man and
the great contributions he made
to this country and its citizens.
Ih Hill-)'H W. lv,
PAE6 H TR OR T OF HUSAJN ,20
GARAG- -E-P M m-B
AUCIONBOAIN FORjM~ RENT^ FOR^LU RENTU^ SytflfIB~
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
At Old Port Theatre.
We Buy Estatesl
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates &
Liquidations Anchor Realty
& Mortgage Co.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am. 2
door, AT, AC, Excellent con-,
dition. $2950. Call 960-
1i991 Chrysler New Yorker for
sale, $2,800 or best offei-.
Call Frank at 229-2550 or'
1987 Buick Skylark. 2 door,
AT, AC, dependable, clean.1
$1200. Call 960-4464., "e.
1997 F-150 Lariat with
camper shell. Like new tires,.
loaded. Call 648-4613 leave
message or 832-5474. 2spI/9
1985 Porsche 944. AC, 5,
speed, low miles. Runs,
Drives and Looks Great!
$2450. Call 960-4464. n,, o
The Beach Baptist Chapel is
presently seeking a 15 or
more passenger van or bus.
Anyone with such in good
'shape to donate 'or sale
please call one the the num-
bers 647-5160, .647-3701,
647-8949 or 769-8725. i pI
1993 Jeep Wrangler, 6 cyc.,
auto trans., air cond., 4
wheel drive, carper, new
targa/hardtop, lots extras,
like new, $6,500. Call 850-
11994 Chevy Camero. V6, 5
speed. low miles. Excellent
condition. $2950. Call 960-
.1997 Ford Aspire, 82,000
miles, cold A/C, auto trans-
mission, 2 new tires, 30 mpg,
$2,895 OBO. Call 648-2024.
1998 Buick Skylark. AT, AC,
V6, 4 door, low miles. $3950.
Call 960-4464. ltcl/9
1995 Pontiac Bonneville. 4
Door, AT, AC, V6, Clean,
Dependable. $3400.; Call
1999 Ford Windstar van; 55
door, AT, AC, V6, one owner.
Excellent condition. Must.
Seel $6950. Call 960-4464.
1995 GMC Jimmy SLT, 4 t,
door, leather seats,
. tires/rims, A/C, power I
S/W/L, tilt cruise, roof rack,
AM/FM stereo, cassette,
$5,500 OBO. Call 229-6632
leave message. 4tpl2/12
1994 Chrysler Town &
Country Van. Leather,,
Loaded! Rear Air, Low. Miles,
One owner, excellent- condi-
tion. $3950. Call 960-4464.,
1986 Cutlass Supreme V.
AC, etc. excellent, only 67.
000 miles, nearly new,
$3,200. Call 647-9317. ,ian
1992 Ford Ranger XLT.
Extended Cab, V6, AT, AC.
$2700. Call960-4464/ t iici/9
1999 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
'AT, AC, V6, one owner,
60,000 miles. $7950. Call
Ol 228 Rdd Ave. Street Prt St Joe, fl
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Central heat and air
* Carpeting Laundry facilities
Pontoon boat, 20 ft.,
$18,000; 1931 Model A Ford
Coupe, all org., excellent
condition. Call 639-6284 or
Kayak 15' green single or
double seating, 1 double
paddle, 1 couple paddle,
strap on wheels; large life
vest, $800. Call 229-6834
evenings. : 2tpl/9
2001 Yamaha XL700
Waverunner. Like new, low
hours. Trailer, life jackets
and accessories included,
$6,500. OBO. Call 227-4617
leave message. 4tp12/12
Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. S650.000.
*Call for details. 850-229w-
Smiley's Day Care -
Opening Soon. For more
information call 850-227-
Want entertainment? Need
some help planning your
party? Need a speaker?-
Magic, Face Painting,
Balloons, Games, Music,'
Much More! Call 227-6617.
Apartments For Rent, 2
and 3 bedroom. Call
Kenney at 227-7241 or Phil
at 227-2112. tfcl/9
Indian Pass 3 bedroom, 1
bath home just steps from
the beach. S 700.00 a:month.
Call Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty at 850-227-9600 for
more information.' ltcl/9
"House for rent with extra
large kitchen, new central,
AC/H, large walk-in closet,
large living area. 248 Ling
Street, Highland View S450 a
month Call (850) 227-6297"
9436 Auger house 1 block.
from beach, $450 month.
Call Ken at 647-5770. 3ip/9
Beach House & furnished
trailer. Call 648-5306. 4tpi/9,
3 bedroom, 1 '1/2 bath,'
fenced yard, 1908 Juniper
Ave., Port St. Joe, 8350.
deposit, 3650 monthly. Call,
850-653-1745 or cell 615-
594-7969. Itpl. 9"
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. trci/2
St. Joe Beach
WIl BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICES
RV & Boat Storage
Mobile Home Lots
PLUS SMALL ENGINE
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
S5x 10 ,10xl.o 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
ASK ABOUT FREE
Mexico Beach Unfurnished
house, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all
appliances, CH&A,, $800
month. Call 648-5424. 4tci/9
ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS! 2
BEDROOM, 2 BATH PRI-
VATE HOME, PORT ST. JOE,
WALK TO EVERYTHING.
NON-SMOKING, NO PETS
SECURITY DEPOSIT. AVAIL-
$550 PER MONTH PLUS
UTILITIES. CALL 256-236-
107 -D NORTH 31ST
STREET, MEXICO BEACH -
Long-term lease. 2 bedroom.
2 bath unfurnished 3 story
duplex one and 1/2 blocks
from the beach. Limited gulf
view from 1st & 2nd floor
decks. Has w/d, range, ice-
maker frig, d/w, built-in
microwave. 2 car covered
parking on ground floor.
, $700 mo. rent, $500 deposit.
NO PETS. 648-6739. 4tpl/a
Beautiful furnished 2 bed-
room, 1 bath mobile home,
new carpet, 'quiet neighbor-
hood, rent me yard mainte-
nance, $295 monthly, $200
deposlt. Call 227-9350. itpi/9
2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent.' Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. ,rel/2
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tei/2
4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total' electric,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
er, washer/dryer hook up,
.central air and heat. Great
view of the beach. $950
monthly, $350 refundable
.damage deposit. Call Gulf:
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfcl/2
1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.
155 .Beach Street. St. Joe
,Beach. 'Sto\e. refrigerator.
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off Highway- 98, $550
monthly. $250 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfcl./2
RV & MOBILE HOME LOTS:
$100 month, includes water
& sewer.r Call 639-5721....
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental-
units. Call Crystal Sands
Realty 648-4400. tfcl/2
Rental Furnished 2 bed-
room, 2 bath with covered
boat 'dock on the canal in
Mexico Beach. 'New
October 1st. $950 a month.,
Contact Coldwell Banker-
Forgotten Coast Realty at.
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more Info. tfel/2
C. R. SMITH
& SON, INC.
Serving The Community Since 1976
ff Inili l 1)v
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Trealments. Reslauramn
SMotel Flea Control.' Condominiums
*Household Past Control' New Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Constuction Sites
ecialzing in Vacation Rental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates :
Do-lt-Yourself Pest Control Products
2 bedroom I 1/2 bath apart-
ment. energy efficient on
South Hwy. 71, 9425 per
month. Call 639-5102 for
more information, te1 / 2
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rrm.., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
,ed. No pets.
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat &,, air, washer/dryer.
Qne bedroofi apartment.
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. I:. :
For Sale, GE Washer, like
new, $125; Good electric
dryer, $85; Gas furnace with
A/C coil, $150; Wheel chair,
$85. Call 647-2570. 2tpl/9
27T' Magnavox swivel based
console color tv. Excellent
condition, $150. Call 647-
Sectional sofa with sleeper, 2
recliners and 2 storage corn
apartments. Blue in color,
$650. Call 639-9000. 2tpl/9
Little Tykes blue race car.
bed, fits standard crib, mat-,
tress, $100; Oak finish four,
poster, bed, fits queen size
mattress, payed $700 asking
$400, easy to assemble, mat-
tress is waist high once
assembled. Please call 647-
For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
Computer.desk for sale. S50:
New 20 yards 8 lb. Berber
. carpet .pad, $30. Call. 647,-
Twin bed. adjustable home
hospital type. side rails. 2
motors, hand crank, 5". mat-
tress,$400. Call 229-6834
18,000 BTU Natural gas wall
heater vent free, like new,-
-$150. Call 647-5884.. 2tpl/9
'Used furniture for. sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4thSt.,PSJ : tfcl/2,
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call ohn Reeves at 229874
Moving Sale 915 16th
Street. 229-6222. Sat.. Jan.
11, 8:00-12:00. Solid oak
dirung table set. queen bed'
room set, 2 sets of queen
mattress, nice big coffee,
table, wedding dress, clothes,
all kind, toys. kitchen stuff
:Elliptical. exerciser. whitet e
baby bed., white changing
table, all kinds of things.- .
Yard Sale: 109 Bay Avenue,
New Vision Church of God in
Wewa.,Sat., Jan. 11, 8:00-
2:00 CST. litpl /
Garage Sale: Follow signs at
36th Street, Mexico Beach,
Sat., Jan. 11, 7:00 CT Till ?
TOYS, TOYS, TOYS. After
Christmas Sale. Boys bicycle,
Kettcar go-cart, motorized
scooter. Christmas yard dec-
orations, bunk beds, loveseat
and matching chair, twin set:
mattresses, computer table
and more. ltpl/9
Moving Sale: Corner of
Selma & West Hwy. 98. Sat..
:Jan. 18, 8:00-3:00. ltpl/9
Huge, Huge, Garage Sale &
Moving Sale, 414 Arizona
Drive, Mexico, Beach, Sat.,
Jan. 11. Beautiful 5 piece.
queen -size bedroom suite,
stereo with: record player,
end table, chest of drawers,
lots of toys, Barble items,
coats, guitar, skates. shelves
for garage, .boys car. 'bed,
clothes, children's books,
cases, wine glasses, lamp,
toaster, pots & pans, dishes.
games, jewelry box, knick-
knacks, too much to list.
Come one. come all but come
early. Follow the signs, see
you there. tcl/9
Bartender needed, full or
part time. Apply, n person -
Look Out Lounge, 647-8310.
Part Time Cashier needed ,
for 1/2 day on weekends.
Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
Trading Post. tfcl/2
Customer Sales and
GT Comn, a Total
Provider in Northwest,
Florida, has immediate open-
ings for qualified Customer
Sales and Service
Representatives in their Port
St. Joe, Florida 'call center.
Successful candidates will be
accountable for meeting or
exceeding- established rev-
enue goals,, have the ability
to complete accurate order
documentation .and data
entry, provide excellent cus-
tomer service and work effec-,
Lvely in a feamn environment.
. Mirnmum 2 3T. college degree.
or equivalent required wifth
prior call center sales experi-
We offer a compeutive salary
and benefits package includ-
ing 401K and immediate
healthcare. 'Please respond'
in confidence, via mail or fax
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689 -
EOE/MFDV l cl/9
Customer Sales and
GT Corn, a Total
Provider in Northwest Florida,
has immediate opening in Port
St. Joe, Florida. for a Call
Center Sales Manager with a
proven track record of sales
achievement and team, devel-
include overall call center
management including hiring,
trairnine. scheduling, employee
development. and goal attain-,
ment. Four year college degree
and exceptional interpersonal
and computer usage skills
required with previous super-
in an inbound or outbound
Eales focu-ed call center envi-
We offer a competitive salary
and benefits package includ-
ing 401K and immediate
healthcare. Please respond
in confidence, via mail or fax
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 220
SPort St. Joe, Florida 32457
Tired of Being Treated Like Everyone Else?
Try Working with Us!
HealthCheck, Incorporated, located in Mexico Beach, is seeking 2 highly motivated team play-
ers with a minimum of 2 years hospital billing experience. Applicants must be familiar with
UB92 and commercial insurance followup. Good communication and telephone skills required.
Benefits include: Health Insurance, retirement, 401 K, performance bonus, paid holidays and
vacation and free gym membership. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified appli-
cants mail resume to: HealthCheck, Incorporated, P.O. Box 14165, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 or
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. No Phone Calls or Walk-Ins
Gulf Pines Hospital Nursing
Department. under, new
management. seeks the fol-
lowring: Fl. Licensed R.N.'s
for its newly expanded
ACLS and PALS preferred.
Also seeking R.N. charge
nurses and C.N.A.'s for
inpatient wing. Fax resume
to 850-227-7469 or call 850-
227-1121. for Susan Blevins
or Trish Cozine. Itcl/9
NEED EXTRA CASH???
."Sign on Bonus's are now
being offered to all
CNA's LPN's RN's
'That join our
FUN Exciting team ,
Applications being taken in
the toliowain areas:
(FT-PT-PRN) Mll Shifts
(Charge Nurse. Baylor)
Apply In person to: ,
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an '
Excellent Benefit Package
Gulf Coast Electric
.Cooperative presently has
two openings. for employ-
ees with electric line con-
struction and maintenance
experience. Applicauons will
be accepted through
Tuesday. January .14. 2003
at the Work Force Center of'
Florida. Mariner Plaza. 625
Hwy. 231, Panama City.
Florida. Minimum job specifi-
cations for this postuon are
as follows: Require high
school graduate or equna-
lent; minimum of five years
experience in the line con-
struction and maintenance
held: successfully passed a '
Line Technician certification
course or have the willing-
ness to complete the cerufi-"
cation course in a timely
manner; excellent working
knowledge of the operations-
and maintenance or switch-
ing and secuonalizing equip-
ment. installation of trans-
formers; wiring of trans-
former banks, regulators and
capacitors: require ability to
read and interpret staking
sheets, specifications and
line construction assemblies;
the NEC and National
Electric Safety Code; ability
to learn the Cooperative's
electrical and mechanical-
tagging and other numbering
systems; the layout of electri-
cal transmission and, distrib-
ution lines; require tf~e suc-
cessful pass of Gulf Coast
employment entrance physi-
cal .examination and drug-
screen; required- to have and
maintain a valid Florida com-
mercial driver's license;
require excellent verbal and
interpersonal skills to effec-
tively interact with members;
require flexibility to work var-
ied hours. Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We
,recruit on the basis of merit,
without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, age, national ,
.origin, disability, or veteran
Carpenters Needed: Tools &
Baby sitter needed for 2
children 10 & 8 years old.
Please call 648-8181 leave'
name and number. 2tpl/9
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Werner has immediate open-
ings for entry-level semi dri-
vers. No experience neces-
sary. Earn 35K-45K first year
plus benefits. 15 day CDL
training is now available in
your area. For: a solid new
career call today! 1-877-214-
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Opening for Sales Agent
with Florida Real Estate
License. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 850-648-5777 for
interview or fax to 850-648-'
5779. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. Inc. tdc I/2
SOur business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
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.
Found: On 1/2/03 at St. Joe
.Gun Range, 1 spotting scope.
To claim call Allan at 227-
1384 or 229-8308. ltpl/9
1980 2 bedroom, 1 bath '14'
wide mobile home, good con-
dition, $3,000. Call .639-
EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfcl/2
DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little as $500 down, two
years on Job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. .cia
New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfcl/2
ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for. details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfcl/2
SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low'
. Low Payments. Mr. Action. @
.522-9303 days or: 527-1463
PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double 'wides up' to :5 bed-
rooms', low rates, up to 30'yr.
Call5622-9300 or 527-1463;
NEW :ZONE mI DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices,
,No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
Cape San Bias
Furnished ,4 Bedroom,
4.5 Bath, with gulf access',.
screen porch, large wrap-
around balcony, open
2nd' floor loft. offers'
panoramic view, great
resort rental opportunity,
MLS# 94241, $469,000
OPEN HOUSE .
SPyrton L. Yon, Brot'ic :
Licensed Real Estate Broker
-888-823-7407 Toll Free
__ Yon Realry'aol corn
Free Puppies: Dachshund
mix & lab mix. Cute as can
bell Wormed & first shots.-
Call 227-1472. 2tpi/9
Approx 13 week old male pit
bull dog. Has had 1st shots,
S50. Call 227-7851. 2tpl/9
"Bay Front lot for sale
Approximately 103 ft by '125,
ft. Federal Flood Insurahce
available. S205,000, Call
(650) 227-6297" tfcl/4
For Sale By Owner in Gulf-'
,Aire., Beautiful, Gulf View, 2?'.
bedroom, 2 1/,2 bath townr-
home, living room, dining;
room, laundry room;'
$185.000. Call 647-3742.
Home For Sale By Owner: 3
bedroom. I bath home. 160.1
Marvin Ave. New central'
heat/ac, new roof large lot,-
$85,900. Call 850-227-1280
House with private pond at
Wetappo Creek, 8100.000.
Call Ken at 647-5770. 3tpi/9
St. Joe Beach 2 blocks to
beach, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, double garage, large
yard,. $232,000. Owners
Motivated. Call 850-647-
2504 2tp l/9
House For Sale: 3 bedroom,
3 bath, 2000 sq.. ft., fenced
acres, 5 fish ponds, 3 wells,
24x40 barn, 12x20 shed,
near Wewa. House incom-
plete inside. Decorate to your
taste, $200,000. Call 227-
Mexico Beach Townhouse,,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed court yard,'
$189,000 OBO. Call 227-
Lot For Sale, beach front, lot'
5, WindMark Beach
$975,000. Call 770-740-
2 lots 3rd block, St. Joe
Beach, 75x150 each. Septic
tank, well, sprinkler, electri-
cal pole, cleared, fenced,
$100K Both. Call 647-6275.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL e THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2003
Life Srvler Treadmill, $225
OBO. Call 227-3159. ltpl/9
Machinery For Sale: 120
$25,000; D20P 'Komatsu
Bulldozer. $15,000; Uno
Snorkel Lift, 4x4, S18.000:
Ditch wench trencher,
SI,000. Call 639-6284 or
Delta 18" drum sander -
extension tables some
sanding stnps used 1 week -
not needed now. Exvtri shaft,
4" drum and dust tra -'700
229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9
Generatot. 8000 watt.
10,000 surge, Generrac from
Lowes, Used' 6 hrs. Cost
$1,400, not needed, $1100.
229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9
Roof brackets, 12 on .12,
fixed angle (have 20) $100.
229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9
House framing and trim
brackets, through the wall
42" stand out leg, 3/4" pipe
(have 10) 830 each or $300
all. 229-6834 everunngs. 2tpl/9
Makita 16 1/2" circular saw,
cut 6x6 post, 1 cut. Cost me
$650, (used 2 days) $450.
229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9
Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
* Jobie Barfield 639-3600
Eight Lesson Bible
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else
Send vour name & address
to: Bible Study. PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
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I FOR RENT I
By Owner 2000 doublewide
mobile home on 1 acre in
Stone Mill Creek, Wewa. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, living
room, den, fireplace.
$70,000. Call 639-3921.
CAPE SAN BLAST 109
Belize Drive, Gulf view 1st
tier NEW two story 4 bed-
room, 4.5 bath beautifully
decorated and fully fur-
dilshed offering excellent
rental opportunity with dedi-
cated beach access. Large 4
car under, house parking,
irrigation system heated out-
side shower, large open,
porches and balcony and
enclosed screen porch offer
Contact. Peyton Yon, Realtor
888-823-7407 Toll Free.,
Mexico Beach St. Joe Beach
Homes and Vacant Land.
Ask for Joan Lovelace.'Your
Beach Realtor. Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 648-5767.
INDIAN PASS South Palm
Street NEW gulf view 4.%ted-
room- 3.5 bath under,-con-
struction, excellent location
and timing to select the fin-
ishing touches offering excel-
lent rental opportunitywith
beach access, Large 4,,car
under house parking, irriga-
Ilon system heated outside
shower. large open porches
and balcony. offer pic-
turesque sunsets. S369.000
MLSR 94616 Contact Peytpn
Yon. Realtor S88-823-77407,
Toll Free. 4tpl2/19
FOR SALE BY! OWNER -
38th Street, Mexico Beach.
New Beach side Totwnhome.'
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths.
ceramic tile, Berber carpet,
all new appliances. Gulf
View just steps to beach and
City Pier S195.000 Possible'
owner ftirancing. Call 850-
229-7827 or 770-479-0331.
Nita's Home Made Cakes -
Made to order. Will deliver in
Wewa area. Call 639-6407.
Do you need any fiber glass
,work done? No job to big or
small. free esurnates. Deck or
.boats. Fiberglass repair Call,
S639-6360. 227-4621 or 819-r
0 475. 12tpl2/12
;* .**' *a < ''
Experienced Handyman -
Painting and light duty
References available. Call
Elvin Peak at 227-7820.,omi2w
Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependablell Can provide
references. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. tfcl/2
WALLPAPERING -Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
newspaper hung. 'Reasonable
rates! Call .Faux-Walls, at
PUBLIC NOTICE .: ,
The FLORIDA DEPARTMENT -OF
TRANSPORTM T Ti in-r.:.ur..:; a pub'
[I.: m. e ure ," n1' .:i 311 peii r.i are
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday. January
21. 2003, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
. PLACE; Old County Court House. 2000
N. 2nd Street. Wewahlichka, Florida,
PURPOSE: Informal meeting to review
the upcoming Improvements: and
bridge replacement on Jarrott Daniels
Road over Wetappo Creek.
Publish January 9 & 16. 2003'
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-09
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive 'bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested In piC0.:1.dsr tOe f:.1li. mi
Replace plate glass windows
and doors in exterior bottom
floor of Gulf. County
Courthouse with code compli-
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME., that this Is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID
Specifications can be obtained at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148. Port
St jc. Flo.ioai 32.15. l-.',,l-L2;-61.12.
Bids will be received until THURSDAY
JANUARY 23. 2003 AT 5:00 P.M., E.T.
at the office of Clerk of'Cburt. 1000.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2003 PAGE 7B
WEWA MEDICAL CENTER
Dr. Marin K. Thomas, DO Ken Plumley, il-c
" Extended Hours V
Beginning Tuesday, Janury 7th we will be open
'" until 7:00 PM aand each Tuesdav thereafter.
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
: Ncw Patients Welcome Please Call 639-5828 for an Appointment
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This whale has no teeth and uses the baleen hanging from the upper jaw to filter
plankton and other microscopic food from the water of the ocean.
Whale (Continued front Page 1B)
Daniel Raffield drove the big flatbed
with her body laying upon it...through town
to her, place for safe-keeping for the night...
:Five Points Landfill. The next day, teams
from UnlVerslty of Florida and Florida
Marine Fisheries would comrre and perform
Sufiday was a beautiful, warm day.
Josie was preserved 'by the colder: temps
through the night. '
As the group necropsied, Joe Danford,,
Public works director for Port St. Joe, was
working hard to secure a place for her dis-
posal. Donny Young happened upon the
scene and volunteered to drive a.trUck nec-
essary for her proper disposal and final
-resting place. Paula and I left to grab' a bite
-arind while I was at home, Risha called and
said, '"We just saw a dead manatee on the
beach in the canal!"
We headed back to the landfill as we
knew there were,manatee people there. We,
took Allison and Tonya w.-ho are with Florida.
Marine Fisheries to the site, finally having'
Risha and Dave from Sea Tow (also the per-
sons who found it). drag it back to' the
manna where It was picked up Monday to
take back-to St. Petersburg for necropsy.
Next 'Saturday morning early????
Coffee and a newspaper.
As-the winds have,blown!
'A giant-sized THANK.YOU goes out to
everyone who helped us with our wonderful
creatures: 'Gulf World Marine Park staff,
Gulf County Sheriffs dispatch .and
depu ties. Port St. Joe firefighters, Highland-
View firefighters, Donnie Smith of C.R.
Smith & Son, Vikki Marsh, her son," Cooney
Curran. Jill Jarzynka. our sea turtle volun-
teers, the man who made the initial call to
FFWC on the whale, others who took the
time to call, St. Joed Mlanna staff LaVaughn
Weatherly, John Rhodes, Sea Tow operators
Dave Buckner and Risha Henderson., Joe
Dahford, Eugene Raffield,. Daniel Raffield.
Donnie Young, Don Butler, Michael
Ashmore, Dean Bird, Mike Bird, The Star.'
FFWC dispatch, and Bob Bonde of USGS,
'folks from University of Florida, Florida
Marianne Fishenes Institute, Ron Messick,
FDEP in Tallahassee, and Chuck Nlesser. If
anyone was left out, we apologize! We appre-
'ciate all your efforts and your care, about
our wildlife. : '... ,
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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Old or New, Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
'1/ Communication 1st & 3rd
l'hursday of each mo., 8:00
.pm., Masonic Hall, 214 Reid
Ave. Tommy Davis, W.M. Bill
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
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Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We clean them. Best equipment on the market.
Call for fre estimate now
Pressure Steam Cleaning
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
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Disinfectant/Deodorizer Stain protection Available
CERTIFIED AS: |
STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA
Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain, Link & Wood Privacy Fence
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 i,"ic
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ALSO CLEAN ASPHALT ROOFS
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Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport,
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GULF DIESEL SERVICE
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J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
S i 850-227-9414
S Fax 229-6041
Authorized Sales Center
A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services. SEAWALLS
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Aluminum Stainless Steel .... l Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS ". m PAY TO CUT CORNERS
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098
CONSTRUCTIOI!U-VERFI ORK V FENCE 'WORK
All Types Dependable Service
Top Quality Products
LICENSED & INSURED
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A 8 R Fence
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Circle S Refinishing
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"Beside St. Joe Rent-All .
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sc 'ii'ma The Communiiy Since 1976 -"
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S Your total landscape solution!
Landscape design & implementation, wells & irriga-
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Trucking Tree Service
FREE ESTIMATES INSURED
850-639-3325 227-8289 (c.li)
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TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs -a little TLC"
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired
We DirMlg -Fd *m Trees
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Commercial & Residential
Total Landscape Solutions induding : Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You Can Count On
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2003