The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 20, 2003
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Pages 8A & 6B

Pages 2B, 3B

Page 8-9B

Trades & Services Page 1,OB

Jr. Service League

Puts on A Gala
The Centennial Building will be
transformed into Bourbon Street
central Saturday night when the
annual Mardi Gras Gala cranks up
for festive frivolity.
The event, sponsored by the
Junior Service League of Port St.
Joe, will begin at 8 p.m. and will
come in for a landing about 1 a.m.
Live music, heavy hours d'oeu-
vres and a cash bar will get the
party swaying to a righteous beat.
Black tie is optional, so bring
out the fancy threads.
There will be a silent auction
for a wish list of items, from a 4-
day, three-night stay in a private
home in the mountains of North
Carolina to $125 worth of cigar
minnows from Eugene Raffield.
All told, more than three dozen
items will be available to the high-\-
est bidder.
Auction items must be paid for
and picked up during the Gala,
after the winners are announced.
Mexico Beach's ace profession-
al .photographer Dana Palmer will
be on hand for pictures and por-
traits and there will be door prizes
awarded throughout the evening,
from a 1996 Olympic coin proof set
to a handmade handbag created by
Linda Hule.
And no Mardi .Gras -sh4indig
would be complete without party
favors such as beads, masks,
noise-makers and other baubles of
Proceeds from the gala allow
the Junior Service League of Port
St. Joe to fund an array of organi-
zations and projects.
Tickets are $30 each. Call 227-
1105 or purchase them at The
Bank (contact Tiffany Vogle) or The
' Star. Tickets can also be pur-
chased at the door.

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Big Plans for Marina

PSJ Board Approves St. Joe lArvida Plans for Improvements and Outparcel Purchase

Port St. Joe City Commis-sion-
ers were all smiles after accepting
a proposal from Arvida/The St. Joe
Company to purchase the last
available portion of marina out-
Arvida representative John
Hendry brought a lot more to the
negotiating table than an offer to
purchase what has been billed as
out-parcel "A" during a workshop
session with the board over a week
ago. He proposed to commission-
ers to not only purchase the seven
lot parcel that abuts the east side
of the marina, but to also pur-
chase a strip of property just east
of the Ship's Store, make several
improvements to the marina,
rework and improve city property
along the fishing docks next to the
bay and build and market 37 resi-
dential units adjacent to the newly
acquired property.
"We're looking at a way to turn
the marina operations around,"
,Hendry explained as he. outlined a
plan the company hopes will stabi-
lize operations.
Hendry told commissioners

. that The St. Joe Company had .lost
somewhere in the neighborhood of
half a million dollars since they
took on the marina lease.
Furthermore, that figure does not
include taxes paid, several
improvements and other expenses.
The plan presented by Hendry
went far beyond just purchasing
the out-parcel and property next to
the marina Ship's Store at a prices
of $955,300, to include an overall
site plan.
As the accompanying diagram
shows, plans have been made'to
build 25 townhomes and 12 apart-
ments for a total of 37 units on the
property proposed for purchase.
Marketing this real estate is the
key to paying for anticipated
improvements to the marina.
The units. will feature docks
placed right behind them. Slips
and boat storage will likely be tied
to or marketed in conjunction with
the units. A public walkway will
stretch all the way around the
marina complex.
Hendry also explainedthat the
marina occupancy level needed to
(See Marina Plans on Page SA)

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An artist's depiction of the marina site with shops and condominiums built along First Street, with paved
parking along the bayfront.

Historic Port Inn Opens for Business

by Tim Croft
More than 90 years after it first
graced the intersection of two main
arteries in Port St. Joe, more than
50 years after the original building
was rendered to ashes and rose
again, the Port Inn is again wel-
coming guests.
With stately lines, soft colors,
unique room layouts and elegant
touches, the graceful new-look
Port Inn was officially opened to
the public last Sunday.
.It is now open for guests, with
the first official reservation booked
for this weekend. Sunday served as
an open house for the community.
And dozens took advantage,
walking the halls, taking a peek at
the rooms and suites' and luxuriat-
ing in, the well-appointed public

Local business and elected
officials, as well as those central to
making the vision reality, helped
David and Trish Warriner cut the
ceremonial ribbon to open the Inn,
which the Warriners have so
painstakingly brought back to life.
"'This is a great building and
they did a great job," said Port St.
Joe Mayor Frank Pate. "It adds to
the beauty of the city and adds 10
"It took somebody like (the
Warriners), somebody with the
means and desire, to be able to do
The Port Inn features 20
rooms, including three two-room
All the guest rooms save two
are unique in size and shape, a
product of cannibalizing former
public space, particularly the first-
floor restaurant, for the guest
While the layouts differ, the
interior touches of all rooms match
a similar theme, a, rattan-and-
coastal design tone that features
cozy light colors, plenty of wood
and takes advantage of the natural
light provided by windows and
glass doors.
Views of the bay. and down-
' town dominate. The suites feature
separate sitting areas off the bed-
"This wasn't your normal proj-
ect," David Warriner said while
applauding contractor Bob
Windolf "It changed day by day. It
was a creative project,"
A gift shop sits opposite the
front desk on the first floor and at
one end of the first floor hallway is
a room dominated by a fireplace'
and adjoining bar that can be used

for small social gatherings.
On the second floor is the
George Tapper PRoom, a conference
room seating about 30 which can
be 'set up for everything from a
business retreat to bridal shower.
The front of the Inn, with its
\*,de porch "dt '"by old'-style
shigh-ba9k rocking chairs recalls
lazy summer evenings of another
The rear of the building has
been redesigned with a circular
.driveway allowing for easy loading

and off-loading of vehicles.
The pool sits ,at the bottom of
the back stairs dropping down
from the second floor.
S While the Inn itself harkens to
long-ago days first built in 1907,
it burned to the ground in 1944
Sand \was rebuilt three years later -.
the cfiersonal touches are nothing
but modern.
Full-size color televisions,
multi-port phones, Internet con-
nection and a heated swimming-
pool bring up-to-date amenities to

the historic backdrop.
Dr. Frank May, current presi-
dent of the Chamber of Commerce,
lauded the Warriners for restoring
this downtown "treasure."
May noted that the property
was at one time slated to be con-
.verted for condoniuniums before
the Warnners took up the chal-
lenge and chose to construct a fit-
ting bookend for their Twin Palms
Plaza up the street to the west.
Sandra Chafin, executive
(See Port Inn on Page 6A)

Trish and David Warriner, center, are assisted cutting the ribbon officially opening the Port Inn. They are assists
ed by Sandra Chafin, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce and Dusty May, left, president of the chamber.

A large quantity of cash and drugs were seized in three separate

Drug War Continues

by Tim Croft
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office engaged in skirmishes in the
ongoing battle against drugs from
Indian Pass to Wewahitchka.
And if arrests and charges are
the measure, it was a fairly bad
week for the alleged bad guys.
It started last Tuesday with a
pair of busts on either end of the
Cheryl Yvonne Winn, 55, had
been renting a house at 184
Higgins Road in Indian Pass since
i However, her realtor hadn't
received rent for a time and
requested an escort from Sheriffs
deputies to help determine
whether she was still living in the
While checking the house,
S deputies spied a handful of mari-
juana plants being grown in an
upper-floor crow's nest.

Winn arrived at the home, con-
sented to a search of the residence
where the pot and various para-
phernalia were found.
Winn, who was on probation
for a vehicular homicide in Ohio
and who had an arrest record dat-
ing back to 1974, said she was
growing the marijuana for her own
Her birthday, she noted to
deputies, was Feb. 12, the next
day. Deputies arrested her on
charges of cultivation of marijuana
and failure to register as a felon.
The same day, investigators
were keeping an eye on
Wewahitchka High School student
Andrew Byron Jones, 18.
"We had received information
that he was selling drugs at
school," said Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen.
(See Drug War on Page 3)

Zondig Ordinance Leads to Port Questions

Crowd Voices Concerns, Hears from St. Joe Company and Smurffit-Stone

Port St. Joe city commissioners spent their regular meeting talking
about verbiage in an ordinance that was not yet ready to come up before
the board.
The City Board has been looking at Ordinance 294 for several weeks
now with intentions to clean up a few zoning issues, mostly in the down-
town area. The basic effort deals-with commercial zoning downtown and
it matches the area zoning to the business activities taking place in those
Those efforts took a different twistsome time back when Port Director
Tommy Pitts questioned the city's allowance of residential dwellings with-
in industrially zoned areas.
Pitts continued this line of discussion ,during Tuesday's meeting and
requested that the ordinance include language that excludes residential
dwellings in an industrially zoned area. He also reiterated his belief that
the language can create a hazardous situation especially for children that
might live in industrial areas.
"In our industrial zone anything goes," Pitts said.
Mayor Pate wasted little time directing the conversation to the real
meat of the issue. "I'm 100% for the port," he said, "but land owner's have
rights, too."
Pate was, of course, talking about the Port Authority's efforts to devel-
op a port site. They have deemed the old mill site port area as the num-
ber one suitable site for port operations. The property is owned by
Smurfit-Stone Container. They have leased the docks to the Port
Authority but are currently negotiating with The St. Joe Company on a
joint venture to develop the site once demolition of'the mill is complete.

Pitts has pointed to language in a letter from Smurfit-Stone Vice
President Leslie T. Lederer that alludes to residential and commercial
development at the site.
Lederer's letter states,
"Stone Container is determined to develop the property in a manner
which will optimize the value to both Stone Container and to the City of
Port St. Joe and Gulf County." -
He continued in the letter stating that Stone and The St. Joe
Company were working together to potentially form a joint venture to
develop the site owned by Stone Container. The letter states that the,
development is contemplated to include commercial and residential proj-
ects than the development of the site as a port. He also noted that he was
aware The St. Joe Company has offered to work with the Port Authority
on a port site other than the Stone
Container location.
The alternative site offered by The St. Joe Company is located
between the mill site and George Tapper Bridge. Pitts and members of the
Port Authority have voiced concerns that the St. Joe Company site offered
might face permitting problems as well as not be economically feasible.
Back to the meeting, Pitts voiced his concern to the board that the
joint venture agreement, "Pretty much left (Port Authority) out in the
"To me, we would all be a lot better off if we could work this out with-
the land owner," Pate told those present at the meeting.
He went on to ask St. Joe Company representative Clay Smallwood if
he had any comments. (See City Zoning on Page 6A)

Husband Signs

With PJC Story on Page 9A

A New Smile for Valentine's


Photo & story on Page 4A

Celebrating with Gov.

Photos & story on Page 5A

Society Pages 4B, 5B, 6B

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Port Inn

Looks Great!

Sunday afternoon's opening celebration of the newly ren-
ovated Port Inn was a very special occasion.
I had intentionally stayed away from' the construction
site since going through and shooting some pictures about
the time all of the interior was gutted. All that remained was
the basic framing and openings for windows and doors.,
My wife Shirley and I have taken on a couple of pretty
ambitious remodeling jobs in our lifetime, but they pale in
comparison to the magnitude of this undertaking.
Trish and David Warriner have exceeded most everyone's
expectations with the fantastic job done "remaking" the
structure. A significant piece of the area's history was hang-
ing in the balance as the old St. Joe Motel was being mar-
There is little doubt that a much more frugal soul would
have recognized the opportunity for a much greater return
on his dollar by breaking out the demolition ball and then
seeing how many condos they could build on the site.'
The Warriners opted to think of this project a lot more
with their hearts and a lot less with interest in their pocket-
book as they made plans for the building. ..
The idea to bring back the old "Port Inn" (as close as pos-
-sible) 'has driven the Warriners since they purchased the
building two years ago. That building actually burned to the
ground in 1944 and the current replacement was built in
This was definitely a great project undertaken as much
for the sake of the community as for any other driving force.
Thanks again to Trish and David for preserving this ,old
building in such a fantastic way.

"This One's For Daddy"
'- Troy Jones dropped by The Star a few days ago and left
,a' CD which. he .asked me to listen to when I got a few
moments. He and I small-talked a lot and I learned that he
was working with Lee Ann Womack's husband and has been
writing songs for several years'now.
The song he gave to mie" was one he had wrTitten and
recorded in memory of his daddy-Troy Jones. Sr.-a former
tipaper mill employee. ,..;. ..- ,
Last Wednesday. Shirley placed the CD in her computer
to play while we were in the process of putting the paper to
bed. I had my back to most of the upstairs production crew
when the music started, and I heard the song "This One's
-For Daddy" for the first time.
I couldn't see the reaction of those behind me, whom, I
might add, were supposed to be putting the final touches on
the paper..
Wendy Baker said, "You've g6t to turn that off."
I thought the noise,' or the song, might be bothering her
a bit. Not seeing what was going on behind me I started try-
ing to explain how. Troy had written the song in memory of
his father.....
Before I could finish my thought Wendy said, "You don't
understandS.. I mean I can't work'while that's playing."
When I turned arou rid she, was wiping tears from her
Troy, you did a great job with the song. :I don't know if it
will catch on irinthe music circles, but I know' it will be a hit
around here.
The words to Troy's song are inset over the photo on this

Hr nk4er D1/o4 Wia g KC4 by Kesley Colbert

Pay Up Or Shi

Now, I suspect ya'll don't
know Bubba Cunningham. He
was the second oldest of all of
those Cunningham children next
to Curtis' Ray. He was the biggest'
boy in the family. And the mean-

est by lar!
He caught me at recess one
day and was forever more putting
a whipping on me! He d done shut
my right eye and was banging on
my nose. forehead and good eye
when N'ickyv Joe Stafflord pulled
him off. Nicky was several years
older and didn't like the big guy
beating on the little, defenseless
one. He turned aside from his
busy day and lent a hand when I
sorely needed it. That was forty-
five years ago. But let me tell you

somet1ine1. I have never forgotten!
I hae been. am. and will
always s be indebted to Nicky Joe
I sized up the situation and
realized that I was in life threaten-
ing. dire straights! Listen. I don t
think Bubba had any intentions of
stopping! He had complete take-
over and utter destruction on his
evil mind!
I've repeatedly told my wife
and both of my sons etat we owe,
all that we, are, and ever hope to

Thfs lOne's For, Daddy

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.o_ D"d big old tear dips g up my eyes
I wdl". and the wreckiiAg ball knock down, a way of life
as htht ^ t factory had meant to this small town
'union spirit when the smoke stack hit the gound .:
for Daddy, for Charlie,. Cif and Bob
l ry man-that ever punched the clock

VolW" ,#iSs;to say-"Life goes on no matter wat" ..

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ut Up!
be. to Nickv Joe for his timely
intervention on my behalf!
It ought not to be hard to be
grateful when you've been saved
from a thorough bashing about
the head and shoulder-s by a force
much stronger than you.... I reck-
on that sa v.'hy the recent action by
France galls me so.
And hear me now, this is not a
hawkish talk on the pending war
in Iraq. Nobody wants that! Arid it
is certainly not within my scopte or
ability to pontificate 6n what s
taking place at such a rapid pace
in the United Natiois, the Middle
East. and around the world! And I
don t intend to do that here.
But listen, I appreciate loyal-
ty. I have an understanding of
indebtedness'. I know about grati-
Arid nothing bothers me more
than, a high-toned, rhetoric-spit-
ing nation uith a short memory!
How could France forget John
J. Pershing and the thousands of
farm boys who put their lives on
hold and rushed to the Western
Front to face a German army that
was more bent on destruction
than Bubba Cunningham?, Can
they. not still hear the bullets rip-
ping through the Argon ne Forest?
Have the big Bertha guns. been
silenced ,.so long *that they no
longer seem real .
'Course;, we sh6dld have got-
ten a clue back in 1919. Even
while Americani soldiers were
marching to defend Paris the
French Prime Minister Georges
Clemenceau referred to our Presi-
dent Woodrow Wilson as "priggish,
preachy and ignorant.
Can you believe that!
I didn't hear any French
accented "priggish or ignorant"
shouts in the early dawn hours of
June 6, 1944! We left five thou-
sand of the best people' America
had to offer face down in the sand
on. that fateful day! On France's
precious beaches! I'm telling you
from my 'heart, with any nation
with just a smidgen of honor-that

would be enough!
', At th" v'ern .\ery lea. t 6h1 t is
'five" thodsartd re'ason-, why today
they ought'to acknowledge that we
might have -a listeningg point" on
any subject we have to offer up. I
don't 'recall reading about. any
Iraqi'troops storming the beaches
that morning along side us.......
Possibly they didn't get a good
.look at the identifying shoulder
patches on the 28th US Infantry
as those soldiers marched down
the Champs Elysees,. liberating
Paris, on August 29, 1944. In the
newsreels I've seen from that day,
every French .person alive' at the
time was jumping up and down
with joy. How could anyone ever
forget that? You reckon they cin't
see the row 'upon. row Of white
crosses with Ainerican names
STILL dotting their country' side....
They could be speaking Ger-
man this morning!'
France sure voiced no objec-
tion when we were combating the
most ruthless dictator of the Twen

For Want Of A Better Name, She's Been Named Little Bit...

by for a visit Saturday Afternoon
from Atlanta-or "hotlanta"!
Little brother came all the'
way down here just, to eat a few
raw oysters. From-the, size of
him, le lias eaten more than a
"few". .
That isn't quite true.' He
came to visit with me and did a
]circle back through Chatta-
hoochee to check ori the condi-
tion of another of my little broth-
ers, Will, who is fighting a battle
with severe arthritis.
S I have used Little Brother's
expertise, over the years. He has
been a salesman in Atlanta for
several years and when I would
want to go sight-seeing in the
Atlanta area, I would just call
him up and arrange for a little
ride taking me to where I wanted
to go in Atlanta.
I know the way to his house,.
so I would just drive to his
house, ,park my car, and tell
Edward where I wanted to go,
and he would take me.

Edward ought to operate a
travel agency in and around
Atlanta. There are so manyy
things to see and I know so little
about the city.
He's taken me north of
Atlanta, to Helen, Dahlonega,
Brasstown Bald, .and all across
the northern border of Georgia
through the mountains.

first doctor who replaced my' first
hip joint; he took me to several
major-league baseball games; he
taxied me to the Cyclorama,-
Stone Mountain Park and sever-
al other sights to see.
He even knew where an old

covered bridge still stood from
Civil War days. Of, course he
knows several good places to eat.
I don't 'think we have covered
them all yet, after all these
Our resident gourmet,
George McLawhon even told me
several years ago, of a place to
eat by the name of Aunt Fannie's
Cabin: Edward even knew where
it was and took me there. It was
in the north east edge of Atlanta.
Aunt Fannie's Cabin was a
former slave trading building.
They served family style from, a
menu of cured ham, trout, fried
chicken, mashed potatoes, fried
okra, squash casserole, corn,

green beans, biscuits and gravy.
They had an old African-Ameri-
can who played, endlessly,, on an
old upright piano where' he
churned out Dixieland Jazz."
Aunt Fanny's Cabin is closed
now, after catering to the elite
for many years.

. that we had a new dog.
For want of a better name,
she has been named, Little Bit.
She is a Little' Bit of white fur
and she plays'and rolls continu-
ally with Smudgie.
She is two, months old, and
is supposed to be a tea-cup poo-
dle. That little dog has a definite
character, just like Smudgie.
.All the kids have come, by to
meet their "little sister" and .rub
her belly.
Little Bit doesn't meet a
st-ranger, either. I -remember
i when we first got Smudgie, we
kept her here at the office in a
small bed of her own. She knew
every. customer who regularly

came by to shop. She even had a
regular clientele who came .by
the office in the morning, just to
greet Smudgie and rub her stom-
This new dog is going to.have
the same characters
She follows Frenchie every
step she takes, just like
Frenchie will start from the
den to the back of the house,
and she'll have to go around the
TV set, which sets in the corner.
Smudgie also goes around the
TV. But Little Bit takes a' short
cut and goes under the TV.
Frenchie will sit with Little
Bit on the sofa with Little Bit
constantly wiggling. When she
gets up to leave, Little Bit puts
up a howl for her to let the dog
down on the floor, so she can
run. She thinks she is too little
to just jump down.
Little Bit is learning fast.
She follows Smudgie and jumps
her when she lays down on the
floor. Then a wrestling match

Little Bit doesn't know the
reason yet, why she is taken out-
side several times a day. She
just goes outside, then again
She doesn't chew on the fiur-
niture,. but she gives Frenchie's
slippers the blues.

come along before we know it,
but it will come. Little Bit
already kilows that when I go to
the kitchen table there is going
to be some serious eating going
on and she knows already, how
to beg.
She has had her first hair-
cut. She couldn't see very well
before she had a shave.
Of course, Rambeys have
always had dogs. Grandsons Bill
and Eric both have big labs they
keep with them at the office.
They may be what attracted the
big dog to jump through the win-
dow one day last week!

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Storm Front Blows Through
by Tim Croft ing, also caused damage at Tydnall The damage varied. Half of the
This week is national AFB. 12 damaged dwellings were not
*"Hazardous Weather Awareness Shortly before 6 a.m. a storm inhabited. There was a tree toppled
Week." cell began spinning in that tell- onto one home, at another the car-
As county Emergency Manager tale, and violent, fashion that char- port had collapsed on top of a car.
Larry Wells pointed out, the area acterizes tornados. At another home, the front porch
ushered in the week most appro- "We had a waterspout that was on top of a car.
privately. came ashore at North Side," Wells There were no injuries.
A dozen homes were damaged said. "It appears this one dropped "We were very fortunate," Wells.
in North Port St. Joe early Sunday down and made one hit" before said.
morning when a tornado touched moving inland without reaching,
down briefly.. like the finger of God, down to the The tornado also downed a
The tornado was spawned ground again, high-voltage line which workers
,within a strong storm cell that According to one witness, the had to carefully restore ,to usee
passed over the area as a front tornado which is what a water- Power was out in various sections
moved through bringing wild spout becomes once over land of North Side and adjoining areas
winds, drenching rain, lightning spent about 15 seconds on the while the work was done.
'and thunder. ground, Wells said. Wells said there were also
The same system, which That's about one house per power outages reported in the
arrived with little advance warn- second. 1300 block of Marvin Avenue.

Legislative Panel Postpones

Action on Mexico Beach Petition

by Tim Croft
A state legislative panel has
delayed until next month consid-
eration of a citizen's petition
requesting a state audit of Mexico
The Joint Legislative Auditing
Committee had placed the Mexico
Beach petition on its agenda for
*this past Monday, but staff direc-
tor Terry Shoffstall said he chose
to pull it late Friday and postpone
-consideration until early March,
"after the beginning of the regular
legislative session.
Shoffstall said he was working
.through some informational
issues with Mexico Beach city
'administrator Paul Sabiston and
'Bay County Supervisor of
Elections Mark Andersen.
Those issues would have no
bearing on the panel's action on
*the petition, Shoffstall said.
Shoffstall did clarify several
issues that seemed unclear to
supporters and opponents of the
petition, which was signed by 20
percent of registered voters in the
One, is that the audit will go

forward. Once the petition was
certified by Andersen last month-
the legislative auditing panel
became bound by law to turn the
matter over to the Office of' the
Auditor General for an audit.
Second, the city will pay for
the audit. Shoffstall said the
Auditor General's Office will likely
work to keep the scope, of the
audit within a range the city can
pay, but that the city, regardless
of the information disseminated
by proponents of the petition, is
on the hook for the audit.
Third, Shoffstall said the idea
of any citizen "rescinding" their
signature on the petition is moot.
Last week there were indica-
tions that several folks who signed
wished to remove their signatures
from the petition.
Shoffstall, however, compared
that to Election Day. He said once
'a, voter casts their ballot and
leaves the voting booth, there is
no provision to "rescind" their vote
if, in hindsight, they decided they
didn't like the way they voted.
Same with the petition. Once
it has been certified, the signa-

K es.leyy Continued from Page 2A

tieth century. -As a matter of fact,
they, implored us to hurry! And
were impatient and critical that it
took us so long to invade what
Adolf Hitler called his "Fortress
SEuropa!" But, now .that we face
what could be, the most ruthless
dictator of the twenty-first centu-'
S ry.-they want to protest? I don't
,understand it! And if they think
Saddam Hussein is one who can
be negotiated with.....I would invite
Them to look back to Neville
Chamberlain. He's the Prime
"Minister who visited Hitler in
Muflich-in 1938 and reported to
the. world, "Peace for our times."
We are all well aware that
honor and integrity are not tied to
money. But I was just wondering if
rance has paid us back any of the
''cash and goods we'loaned them
;after World War I. And I know that
the Marshall Plan after the second
]World War pumped over 13 billion
dollars into rebuilding France and
West Germany. In less than five
years after that war France's
industrial production was not
merely at prewar .level but 15 per
cent above it! We built them back
better than they were! Let's see
now, how many other countries
'were lining up to send money,
* trucks, trains, bull dozers, blan-
kets, penicillin, blood, technology,
gifts and sundries to France in
I would say, "Lafayette, we
were there!" "And there." "And
there." "And......
'Course, I guess France not
-wanting war is a given. Look at
their track record! They drop their
weapons on the first day, throw up
both hands on the second...... and
start hollering for America on the
Which nation do you think
"introduced" us to Viet Nam?
And I still haven't forgotten
... 1986. They wouldn't let us fly
through their air space when we
sent a message to Muammar
Qadhafi.....and we lost a plane,
and a life, on the long, round-a-
bout journey from England to
You don't suppose they're just
sore at us because Lance
Armstrong keeps cycling away
with the Tour de France? Does
anyone remember the French Red
Cross rushing in to New York City
the day after 9-11?
If Nicky.Joe Stafford ran into
S trouble today he wouldn't have to

call. I wouldn't embarrass or
insult him by having him even to
ask! I would drop everything and
sprint to him immediately. If he
needed a thousand dollars, I'd give
him two thousand. If he needed a
truck, I'd give him mine. If he
needed an eye.....I owe him onel If
the fight was about to start I'd
wade in right beside him with both
A debt is a debt.

tures are considered valid and for
all intents and purposes binding.
The Mexico Beach petition is
scheduled to be taken up by the
Legislative Auditing panel the sec-
ond week of March.

Drug War

Continued from Page 1A
Last Tuesday afternoon,
investigators watched as Jones
left school, carrying his backpack.
Investigators served a warrant
and arrested Jones. Inside his
backpack they found 45-50 grams
oftmarijuana, packaged for sale, in
a large zippered baggie.
Jones was arrested on charges
of possession of marijuana with
the intent to distribute and pos-
session of marijuana within 1,000
feet of a school.
A busy week for deputies cli-
maxed about 8 p.m. Friday at 545
Fourth St., in Wewahitchka.
There, while serving a war-
rant, investigators arrested four
people and confiscated 16 grams
of cocaine packaged for sale,
$1,500 in cash and a small
amou t of marijuana.. .
The central figure in the case
was Wilbert Wright, 31, of
Wewahitchka, who was already
out on two separates bonds, lor
different alleged drug deals at sep-
arate places and different times.
The charges in those two.
cases included sale of crack
cocaine, possession of crack
cocaine with the intent to distrib-
ute, cultivating marijuana and
cruelty to animals.
"And he hadn't been out (of
prison) long before we had the first
charge on him," McKeithen noted.
Last .Friday, investigators

Several homes and vacant buildings in Port St. Joe were hit by a waterspout as it came'off the bay.

added possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute to the laundry.
list of charges Wright now faces.
Also arrested and charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute were Cynthia
Sims, 27, and Josie Whitfield, 18,
both of Wewahitchka.
Darrell Vann, 28, was arrest-
'ed on a separate warrant.
In addition, to the drugs and
cash, investigators also recovered
a police scanner and a police-type
walkie-talkie radio programmed
to Sheriffs Office and EMS fre-
"We are trying to determine
where it might have come from,"
McKeithen said.


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ducted, for the fifth -year, his
"Dentist with a Heart" day, reach-
ing out to the needy to provide free
dental health care.
And the value, the impact, of
this pre-Valentine's Day special
was evidenced in the line that
began taking shape long before the
rooster crowed.
By 8:30 a.m., the queue
stretched from the front door of
May's office and spilled into the
'All these people waiting here
this morning in the cold, that's a
testament" to what it means for
them. said Anita Kennett, who left
her Eastpoint home at 5:30 a.m. to
ensure she saw the dentist.
"He's a heckuva man to give
back to the community like this.
They should give. him a medal."
Before the day was out, May
and his dental hygienists worked
on 29 patients. They cleaned teeth,
Filed a mouthful and pulled a few.
There were a couple temporary fill-
ings. some partial root canals and
even a full root canal.
By the time the doors were
reluctantly closed at 5:30 p.m., the
impact for folks who overwhelm-
ingly fit the moniker "working
poor" could be gleaned in the
faces. numbness and all.
"I love this deal," said Belinda
Watford of Port St. Joe, who
arrived at 6:30 a.m. to wait in line.
*This is my fourth year coming for
thus. He's never put me in any pain
and he's given me a new smile. It's
Much as he might like, May
can't take credit for "Dentist with a
Heart." Nearly a decade ago, early
in his practice. May read in a trade
journal about a dentist in New
England w"ho was providing free
dental care for the needy around
Valentine's Day.
May filed the magazine away,
figuring that when his practice
was vibrant enough it would be a
great idea to give a spin.
He felt sufficiently secure
about five years ago.
The folks of the area had wel-
comed him professionally, so, "I
wanted to give something back to
the co-mmiunity.

"Our practice has evolved to
where we do a lot of difficult, com-
plex andi expensive procedures,"
May said. "We aren't always able to
provide another level of services for
people who need them.
"(With "Dentist With a Heart")
we get to see those people. Those
' are the people we wanted to serve."
That February is "Dental
Health Month," a time when school
children are learning of the impor-
tance of dental health, only made
the day more timely.,
'"That's a nice tie-in," May said.
"And it's just an act of compas-
The question, five years ago,
was how to pull it off.
It was, as May said, an
"unknown" and dentists apparent-
ly aren't recognized for embracing
the unpredictable.
But May and his staff came up
with a ingeniously simple plan.
Signs on the front door ask
folks, roughly the first 30. to stand
in one of two lines, one for the
hygienist and one for the dentist.
People in the front of both lines are
,told to stick around, the rest to
return at 1:30 p.m.
Morning latecomers are told to
come back at 2 p.m. some of
those asked to return in the after-
noon do not come back.
May and hygienists Anealia
Bush and Linda Wright see as
many patients as possible before
the end of the day.
No one is turned away on the
basis of, oral need or ability to pay.
Time is the only constraint.
"We just ask that needy people
go first," May said. "It's gotten eas-
ier every year. It's not the dentistry
that's hard, it's handling a crowd
of people and doing as much' as,
you can.
"The hardest thing for me to do,
is to go out and see that line out'
the door and know I can only serve
a percentage of them."
May's is a team effort. If not for
his staff of eight, who are also
donating their time, working with-
out' pay, the day would not hap-
Over several years May tried to
be something of the Pied Piper for
the "Dentist with a Heart" concept.
He wrote an article about his
program and submitted it for pub-
lication in several professional
S'trade jouiirrials.

He assembled a kit offering
dentists interested in taking up
the challenge with various tools
such as press releases, system
ideas, etc.
May has realized small victo-
ries. A front page article in the
Memphis, Tenn., daily newspaper
told of a dentist in that city whd
picked up the glove.
He credited May with the idea.
And one day an e-mail arrived
on May's computer from the New
England dentist he had read about
years go, tickled that his idea had
taken root elsewhere.
Last year May mailed out 25 of
his kits to dentists around the
country interested in undertaking
their own "Dentist with a Heart.".
"What a great thing if we could
get dentists all over the country to
do this," May said. "What a great
thing for the profession and f6d
Judy Chambers, who like
Kennett made the early morning
drive from Eastpoint' last week,
"(The cost of) dental care 4is
outrageous and it's hard to get
insurance," Chambers said. "Even
a lot of us who work can't get
insurance. ("Dentist with a Heart")
is a big deal. There's no reason
other dentists can't do this."
The day is not all about dental
work. May and staff also strive tc
put -people in touch with and
inform them about public health
dentistry that is available in the
Where May is providing one
day of free care, the Health
Department can help fill some of
the gaps in care and education the
other 364 days in the year.'
May also. understands that
nine hours and 30 patients is only
the proverbial tip of the tooth-
brush bristle.
"We are just scratching; the
surface," May said.

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by Tim Croft
Spend a few minutes convers-
ing with Eddie Gimenez of Mexico
Beach and it is quickly apparent
what is one secret to a long mar-
Gimenez and his wife
Madeleine were feted last week at
the Governor's Mansion to cele-
brate their 52 years of marriage.
An hour-long repast with four
other Florida couples married at
least 50 years was a media event to
honor the couples and time-tested
marriages that form a solid founda-
tion for family.
The family is a central focus for
the next four years for Gov. .Jeb
Bush and wife Columba.
"It is a rare thing at our age to.
be .given the opportunity to have
dinner with the governor," Gimenez
said. "I never thought I'd have the
The Gimenezes were selected
by the Florida Association of

Seniors Centers for their long mar-
riage and volunteerism.
Gimenez donates considerable

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Center in Port St. Joe.
He learned he was invited to
Thursday night dinner at, the,
Governor's Mansion on Tuesday
He didn't hesitate submitting
his RSVP.
"I definitely wanted to go,"
Gimenez said. "I never turn down a
free meal. My wife was thrilled."
Late Thursday afternoon they
were chauffered to the Governor's
Mansion. where they were greeted
at the door by the governor and his
"He's a great guy, a charming
host," Gimenez said of the gover-
nor. "He was a regular guy. I was
very comfortable. We were kidding
around. It was very relaxing."
When the governor began ask-
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"I said when you are, married
that long ,it's a give-and-take situa-,
tion," ;Gimenez recounted. "I give
and she takes." .,,
How long was their courtship,
the governor wondered.
Eddie said six months., His wife
nudged him and ,whispered 15
1 "I looked at her' and .1 nearly
fainted," Gimenez said. adding that
he pointed to his ears letting every-
one know his wife doesn't hear so
well. "They all' cracked up, includ-
ing the media."
The real answer as to the
length of their courtship is found
somewhere in between 15 days and
six months, but Gimenez noted
that, hey, it was 52 years ago. Who
can remember?
A elegant dinner featuring
chicken and rice was dominated by
the governor'ss chef. .\who came out
with each course to explain what
was being served and dthe choice of
%\ine iL-h that course.
"It was really neat." Gimenei
At the far end of the table,
Madeleine Gimenez, a native ,of
Haiti. was seated next to Columba,
Bush. who hails from Mexico.
The two women, Eddie
Gimenez said. quickly became
chummn; '. .

said. "They really bonded."
t Upon leaving each couple
received a framed copy ofr carnage
vows. with hearts in each of the
four corners and red and white rib-
All kidding aside, or least some
kidding aside, Gimenez was quick
to answer when asked what was
'the real secret.to 52 years ,of mar-
riage was.
"Communication," he said.
"Keeping an..open mind. And never
,go to bed without saying 'I love you'
,and making up because making
up is the best part."-
This week Gimenez, as proper
etiquette dictates, sent a thank you
note to the governor.,
With tfie 'note he. included a
'gift: a gold-plated knife commemo-
,rating 9/11 in a gift box.
It. was just a. small token of.
.thanks-Jor a big night that ...ill
never be forgotten by a couple of
Mi'arty souls in Mexico Beach. 'd
"it meant a lot." Gimenez said.

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious, barbeque sandwiches with
iced tea, chips, pickles and cake on
Friday, February 21 from 11:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Port St. Joe
Senior Citizens Center. The price
will be $3.50 each (large sandwich).
Delivery is available to local busi-
nesses. Call 229-8466 to place an
order before 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday, February 20.
The proceeds from the bar-
beque lunch sale will be used to
pay for meals being delivered to
homeb':,und elderly men and
women. The Gulf County Senior
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to determine whether the City will'
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Wewahitchka Commodity

City Zoning From Page 1A Certification Feb. 26

"I don't think this is about zon-
ing," Smallwood stated.
He stated that for some reason
there is conflict between the company
and the Port Authority, and
expressed his wishes that it did not
Smallwood said The St. Joe
Company has agreed from day one to
work with the Port Authority on a
case by case basis. He relived some of
those efforts pointing to 3.9 acres of
deep water port access Id to the
Port Authority and 22 Additional
acres sold off the Industrial Road two
years ago. He acknowledged that this
was not something the company nec-
essarily wanted to do but did to help
create jobs in the community. At that
* time shipping was supposed to have
started within 60 to 90 days.
Smallwood went on to express.

Port Inn

(Continued from Page 1)

director of the Chamber, said her
office receives numerous phone calls
from visitors hoping to find lodging in
the heart of Port St. Joe.
"People want to stay in downtown
Port St. Joe," Chafin said. 'This is an
important contribution" to the city.
For the Warriners, Sunday's rib-
bon cutting was the climax to months
of work restoring the old inn with the
right touches.
David Warriner likened the
process to the metamorphosis of a
caterpillar, as in the construction
crane, to butterfly.
"This' is the butterfly, the
monarchh" David Warriner said while
gazing around the hotel in the days
before opening. "It is beautiful. It's
everything I expected &nd more." :,
Sunday's crowds clearly agreed.
Statements such as "first class,"
"impressive" and "beautiful" dotted
conversations liberally sprinkled with
a passel of other adjectives praising
the work that transformed the Port
The inn is to be featured as a
business to watch in 2003 by Florida
Trend magazine.
"Come out and check it out,"
David Warrinet said. "Send your
friends, send your family."
Room rates vary by season and
room. For more information go to
www.PortlnnFL.com or call 229-
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that he did not see the sense of
urgency in addressing land use regu-
lation at the site because it would be
2004 before environmental clean-up
is completed. Nothing can develop on
the site until that time.
"We think mixed use seems to
make the most sense for our commu-
nity," Smallwood added. He further
stressed that more progress could be
made if the parties worked hand in
Port Authority member David
Langston questioned Smallwood
about port plans between the joint
venture partners-The St. Joe
Company and Smurfit-Stone.
Smallwood explained that the
two parties were still working out
details on the joint venture agree-
ment and until they complete that
process, site planning would not take
Langston went on to question
statements made by Mayor Pate and
others that the mill port site could be
used until other alternatives could be
worked out.
Local Smurfit-Stone representa-
tive Ferrell Allen responded 'to
Langston's question, "Smurfit is very
sensitive to the needs of the commu-
"We, too, have bent over back-
wards in efforts for 'use of bulk-
heads," he added.
He pointed out the current lease
status of the dock and,#3 warehouse.
He also noted that some limitations
were in place because of current dem-
olition work taking place at the site.
Allen further stated that he has


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Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity, recipients
will take place on Wednesday,
February 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. CT at the old Gulf County court-
house in Wewahitchka.
The Commodity Office in Room
303 of the Robert M. Moore
Administrative Building at the court-
house in Port St. Joe is open Monday
through Friday (except holidays) from'
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET for certification.
Please note that the next com-
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For further information feel free to
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called the Port Authority to try and
get together with them and work out
some of the activities they desire. He
added, 'That offer still stands.",
He also agreed with Smallwood
that the parties could work together
and get through the issues.
Lastly, he answered Lanrgston's
question, "Yes, we're ready."
Langston said he was encour-
aged with what he heard. "If we can
get this thing worked out where
everybody is pleased, that's the direc-
tion we need to be going."
Pate stated, "We need jobs," then
went on to ask for patience in hopes
that things could be worked out in a
manner that will be good for the com-
John Hendry, Arvida Project
General Manager, gave his take on
the issue stating that the three par-
ties involved are on different time
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of their demolition project and have
that as their primary focus, The St.
Joe Company won't be clear where
they are until the joint agreement is
finalized and the Port Authority has a
clear objective as to what they would
like to do. He felt this difference had
led to friction between the groups.
Jim Townsend, Townsend
Marine, stated, "I can't believe this
can't be worked out with the land
owners-it would have to be in their
best interest...if we don't fight a lot,
and cooperate, I think that can hap-
Donna Haddock expressed
desires to see the city remove resi-
dential dwellings from industrial
zones and offered her support to the
Port Authority's efforts.
'This is the best thing you do for
this community," she stated.
During an 'interview Port
Authority member Warren Yeager
stated, "We have felt all along that the'
opportunity to work together is there.
The letter did bring some concern,
though. I feel as though we have.been
reassured that the joint venture is
looking forward to working with the
City of Port St. Joe and the Port
Authority. We look forward to that

by Tim Croft
As with most vocations or hob-
bies, there is a certain hierarchy in
the world of horticulture.
At one of the upper plateaus is
the floral designer.
The Garden Club of Port St. Joe
is offering a course aimed at helping
individuals scale that mountain
beginning this week and running
through March 18...
The six-part "Floral Design Study
Course" will be 'conducted at the
Garden Club on Eighth St., from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. on Feb. 20-21,
March 13-14 and March 17-18.
"When you can get v.omen, and
men, to give up six days of their time
you know, they are dedicated," said
Iris Anderson, president of District 2
of the Florida Federation of Garden,
Course units will deal with.the
mechanics of floral design, including
how to judge colors, proportion and
"Mechanics count," Anderson
said. "You have to know how to do it,

You are cordially invited to attend

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* Tropical Floral Arrangement Ard's Florls $175 Value
* 2 Nights at the Driftwood Inn Driftwood Inn $170 Value
* 2 Hour Consultation Beach to Bay Interiors $150 Value
* 2 Hours of Expert Computer Service, and a Computer Mouse,- Bill Walker $150 Value
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* 7 Deluxe Car Washes-Bay Wash of Port St. Joe $70 Value i Vu
* R. Wood Handmade Antipasto Platter Joseph's Cottage $60 Value
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the basics."
Only after absorbing the basics,
can the designer apply the flourishes
of the mind and heart.
'The artistic element is so. per-
sonal," said Era Daniell, president of
the Garden Club of Port St. Joe.
., The six units of the course, how-
ever, ultimately tie the varied facets of
the design together like a holiday
'There will be six different units
of design," Anderson said. "The
courses, however, will dovetail togeth-
"When you finish all six you are
certified by the state federation and-a
national federation."
Each participant who completes
all six units will be given a certificate
of completion.
Undertaking a floral design
course, mastering the art of floral
design, is where every garden show
judge or master designer has started.
"They are really teaching the
basics of flower show work," Daniell
(See Garden on Page 11A)

The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 20. 2003 Page 7A

The Bank Announces Building Plans

The Bank of Port St. Joe will build a new facility this summer.
Ground will be broken and construction begun within the next few
months at the site on Cecil B. Costin Sr. Blvd. and Long Ave. across the
street from the current facility and from GT Com.
The Bank will move into its new quarters by the end of the year,
according to President Mike Leonard.
Leonard said the new 10,000 square-foot facility became necessary
because of recent growth. /
"We have outgrown our current facility," Leonard said. 'The new facil-
ity will allow us more room to better serve our customers."
'The two story facility will feature an 'Old Florida' style of architecture
that was chosen especially for this community," Leonard said.
In addition to more office and customer lobby space, the bank will
include a community room that will open onto a second-floqr open patio.

That room will be made available to local groups for meetings after regu-
lar banking hours and on weekends through a separate entrance.
The Bank is part of The Banc Corporation, a financial holding com-
pany headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The principal subsidiary of
The Banc Corporation is The Bank, an Alabama commercial banking
organization headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The Bank current-
ly has a total of 35 locations, 21 locations throughout the state of
Alabama and 14 locations along Florida's emerald coast and panhandle.
Seven of the Florida branches, coverng the markets from Destin to
Panama City, operate under the name of Emerald Coast Bank, a Division
of The Bank.
The Bank at Port St. Joe also operates an office in Mexico Beach.
Other area branches are located in Apalachicola, Carrabelle,
Blountstown, Bristol and Altha.

Chamber Annual Dinner

Is Planned for March 20

There's no better time to join
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce. The new membership
directory is almost complete and
ready for publication. The books
are provided to inquiring residents
as well as tovisitors of Gulf County.
The mission of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce is to be an]
advocate for existing businesses
and the community, a conduit for
pursuing positive developments,
and a catalyst for cooperation.
The annual meeting and dinner
will be held on Thursday, March 20
at the Centennial Building. Paul
Gant will prepare steaks for evey-
one's enjoyment. Al Cook of
Florida's Great Northwest will be
the guest speaker.
Dr. Frank (Dusty) May will be
recognized as the president for
The Chamber extends an invi-

SKatie Geoghagan, center, accepts awards from the local VFW post
and auxiliary.

station to all businesses and
prospective members in the com-
munity. Call 227-1223 for informa-
If you would, like to be a .spon-
sor for this annual, event, call the
chamber office. The e-mail address
is gulfchamber@gtcom.net.,

PSJH and Washington

High Reunion Meetings
All members of the classes of
1948 to 1970 of Port St. Joe High
School and Washington High
School are invited to meet at 4:30
p.m. on the first and last
Thursday of each month at 101
Broad Street in Port St. Joe to dis-
cuss plans for a reunion'of these
classes scheduled to take place on
July 4, 2003.


Katie Receives Awards PSJPD News

The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary
held their monthly meeting on
,Tuesday, February 11 at the Post
home. Attending were Katie
deoghagan, her- parents Dennis
and Kay, and her English teacher
Diane McKeithen. All of the mem-
bers were in awe as Katie read her
winning Voice of Democracy
4 1 speech:
After g na hee'--peech Katlie
was awarded a gold medal, a cer-
tificate, a Vo4ie of Democracy jack-
et and two $100 checks, one from
the Post members and one from the
Ladies Auxiliary. The $100 checks
were given to Katie for spending
money when she goes on to the
national competition in
Washington, D.C. on March 8. The
men and ladies of VFW Post
# 10069 wish Katie the best of luck
in Washington.
Also in. attendance at the
monthly meeting was Major Joe
Nugent of the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department. He presented a build-
ing award to the John C. Gainous
VFW Post #10069 for the donation
they made to help with the Sheriffs
Boys Ranch.
The men and ladies will hold

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Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at
their Post home in Highland View.

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The Mexico Beach AARP
Chapter will have its regular meet-
in|_ on Fndav. Februar-y T" at 1:00
p.m. CT. The meeting will be held at
the .United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach fellowship hall due to
the upcoming remodification of the
Civic Center.
The visiting speakers for this
meeting will be Michael
McLaughlin, a community social
worker, Carolyn Jacobs, a regis-
tered nurse community worker,
and representatives of Covenant
Hospice of Panama City.
Any. person 55 years or older
and a member of the AARP nation-
al organization is welcome to join
the chapter. The chapter welcomes
visitors from the local area and
other areas of the country, espe-
cially winter visitors to the area.
Transportation to and from the
meeting is available for those who
need it. Arrangements for a ride
may be made by calling John
Anderson at 648-8533.

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(850) 229-9277

February 12: Terri L. Castile,
40, of Jacksonville, Arkansas was
stopped for speeding. Upon further
investigation it was discovered that
Castile had a suspended Arkansas
license. She was arrested for driv-
ing with a suspended license.
February 14: Angela L. Garrett,
28, of Port St. Joe, was stopped for
a traffic infraction. After further
- in eSti alaon it was discoveredthalt
Garrett had an outstanding ,war-
rant for worthless checks. She was
arrested; bond was set at $250.
February 14: Felton R. Gay,
Jr., 39, of Apalachicola was
stopped for speeding. Upon further
investigation it was discovered Gay
had been drinking. He was arrest-
ed for DUI.
February 15: Randall L. Moore,
21, of Port St. Joe was stopped for
leaving -the scene of a, crash with
property damage. After further
investigation it was discovered
Moore had been drinking. Moore
was arrested for DUI and leaving
the scene of an accident.
February 16: Officers
answered a disturbance call at 214
Avenue. B in Port St. Joe. Shelton
D. Hutchins, 19 was arrested at
the scene on charges of battery,
possession of cocaine with intent to
'distribute and possession of drug

Sheriffs Beat
Recent Bookings...
February 11: Andrew B. Jones,
18, of Port St. Joe, possession of
marijuana with intent to distribute;
possession of marijuana more than
20-grams, and possession of mari-
juana on school grounds; Micheal
Segers, 51, of Overstreet, VOP-
attempted purchase of controlled
substance; George Gainnie, 59, of
Port St. Joe, felony worthless
checks (Franklin County).
February 12: Jamie Langford,

27, of Panama,City,. VOP-posses-
sion marijuana, VOP-possession.
February 13: Kerry Thompson,
23; of Port St. Joe, FTA-DWLSR;
Allison Hickman, 19, of Carrabelle,
FTA-worthless checks; Dinah
Stewart, 39, of Wewahitchka, retail
-theft.. .
February 14: Angela Garrett,
28, of Port St. Joe, FTA-wdrtbless
FebiLrar 15:-MNlarlo Thomas,
"29. 01 Port St. Joe, aggravated bat-
Cynthia Sims, 27, of
Wewahitchka, possession cocaine
with intent to distribute; Wilbert
Wright, 31, of Wewahitchka, pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
'distribute; Josie Whitfield. 18, or
\Wewahitch hka, possession of
cocaine with intent to distrinbute.
February 15,: Darrell \'ann. 28,.
of Wewahitcik,, FTF-DWLSR;
.'Felton Gay. .39, of Apalachicola,
DUI, Desmond Hill, 24, of Panama
City,.DWLSR; Randall Moore, 2 1. of
uPort St. Joe, DUI leaving scene of
February 16: Rocky Wilson,
-44, of Port St. Joe, VOP-DWLSR;
Shelton Hutchins, 19, of Pprt St..
Joe, battery, possession of cocaine,
possession of paraphernalia.
February 17: James Roberts,
19, of Wewahitchka, violation of
pretrial release; Christopher
Harrison, 34, of Port St. Joe,' aggra-
vated stalking, violation injunction.

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Page 8A The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 20. 2003

Funeral Services Scheduled

Friday for Charles M. Parker

Heaven celebrated on February
18, as Charles McGowin Parker
went to meet his heavenly Father
whom he had lovingly devoted his
life to serving. He did this with
great pride, following in the foot-
steps of his maternal grandfather,
John Wesley Hamner. Charlie
served as pastor of Highland View
United Methodist Church,
Overstreet Methodist Church, and
retired after serving the First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach for over 20 years. He
was Pastor Emeritus from. 1995
until his death.
Charlie. was the original pio-
neer developer of Mexico Beach. He
established the water and cable
companies as well as Mexico Beach
Land Development Corporation,
now known as Parker Realty. He
was instrumental'in the develop-
ment of the canal system in Mexico
Beach and the construction of the
first piers along the waterfront. As
the first Mayor of Mexico Beach he
served three terms and was a
leader in the incorporation of the
city of Mexico Beach.
His greatest joy, however, was
his wife Inky and their marriage of
59 years. He arrived in
Blountstown on December 28,
1924, to Mr. and Mrs. G. U. Parker.
In addition to his wife Inky, he is
survived by: one sister, Virginia
Troutman, of Denver, CO; three
daughters and sons-in-law, Cathey
and Ralph Hobbs of Mexico Beach,
Sue and Charles Thomas of
Pensacola, and Nan and Vic
Adkison of Eufaula, AL; grandchil-
dren, Kim Tharpe (Chuck), Charles

Thursday (Tracy), William
Thursday (Teresa), Benjamin
Hobbs, Lalla Pierce (Walter), Chip
Thomas (Kristin), Frances Adkison,
Brooke Baxley (Josh), Laura
Adkison, Noel Adkison; and great-
grandchildren, Krystal Tharpe,
Chaes Tharpe, Charles Michael
Thursday, Megan Thursbay,
Christopher Thursbay, Colton
Thursday, Celeste Thursbay,
Caitlin Thursbay, Frances Pierce,
Thomas Pierce, Gordon Pierce,
Caroline Pierce, Chad Thomas,
Missy Thomas, and Parker
Pallbearers will be Charles
Thursday, William Thursbay,
Benjamin Hobbs, Chip Thomas,
Noel Adkison, Al Cathey, Chuck
Tharpe, Walter Pierce, Josh Baxley
and Perry Adkison. Honorary pall-
bearers will be Hubert Richards,
Alfred Joines, Arch Gardner and
Harry Howell.
Visitation will be at the Charles
Parker home in Mexico Beach on
Thursday, February 20, from 5:00
to 7:00 C.S.T., Funeral services will
be held at 10:00 a.m. C.S.T.,
Friday, February 21, at First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. Burial will follow at
Pine Memorial Cemetery in
Blountstown, with Southerland
Family Funeral Homes of Panama
City directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family.
requests memorials be made to the
Charles Parker Methodist
Memorial, c/o the Bank, 401 Cecil
G. Costirt, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL, 32456.

NAACP Membership Drive Commemorates Black History Month

The Gulf County branch of the
NAACP will honor Black History
Month with "A Call For Action
NAACP Membership Drive."
NAACP membership applica-
tions will be distributed through-

out the community to demonstrate
the call for action message.
On March 1st, a program will
be held to culminate the success of
this worthwhile historical event.
The highlight of this program will

Marina Plans -From Page 1A

increase from its current average pof
approximately 50% to somewhere in
the 90% range in order to turn
around the current negative spend-
ing. Some of the planned changes are

Actor Kene

Holliday Visits

PSJ High School
Television/film star actor Kene
Holliday will be the keynote speak-
er at the Port St. Joe High School
Black History Month Program on
Thursday, February 20 at 9:00
Kene Holliday is best known
for his superb acting skills in the
national syndicated television
shows, "Matlock" as private inves-
tigator Tyler Hudson and "Carter
Country" as Sergeant Curtis Baker.,
He's had many guest starring roles
in TV's favorites, such as The
,District," "The Wayans Brothers,"
"Sparks," "Diagnosis Murder."
"Dangerous Minds," arid more.
Movies to' his credit are: "Miracle
on the Mountain;" "The Josephine
Baker Story," '"Bullworth,'" and
"The Philadelphia Experiment," to
name a few.
Kene Holliday is a published
author of The Book of Kill, a collec-
tion of., contemporary poems that
cover the hills and valleys of his life
before he became an :evangelist.
His book evokes the works of great
authors such as 'Paul Lawrence
Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Walt
Whitman, and Maya Angelou. It is
a remarkable enlightening and
enjoyable compilation of melodic
poems and inspiring thoughts.
Holliday has won many awards
in his 30 years as an actor, direc-
tor, and writer. He is an
Ambassador to the Children and
an Ambassador for International
Peace. He speaks to children of all
ages in the schools,. prisons,
churches, and the community.
Followi ng the program Holiday
will be available to meet .the stu-
dents and sign autographs ion the
school media center.

to make. more large boat slips, move
the gas pumps, upgrade the west
dock and 'add more slips for charter
fishing vessels.
Another primary focus is to
make major improvements to the city
property, a popular fishing area,
along .the bay side of the marina: This
area is not for sale and will remain
city property with improvements
being made at The St. Joe Company's
expense. Landscaping, parking, fish-
ing platforms and walkways, bath-
roomb, lighting and several other
amenities are being planned.
Hendry said, "We believe this
proposal will bring long-terrm benefits
to the city."
"We can only gain through joint
participation if the marina is prof-
"It's going to be a great deal for
the people,". said Mayor Frank Pate.,
Commissioner Eugene Raffield
added, "I think this will be a great
economic boost for not only the man-
na but for the city and area mer-
chants within the community."
Sale of this final parcel of prop-
erty will. bring sthe total dollars
derived from parcels A, B and C to
approximately $2.15 million. Add to
that amount values after develop-
ment and the land is expected to add
at least twice this figure to city tax
rolls along with money from the sale
to the city coffers.
The City of Port St. Joe pur-
chased the marina property approxi--
mately eight years ago from Hess Oil
Company after Mayor Pate worked
out a deal with the Hess Company
chairman whereby the city paid S10
for the property and took responsibil-
ity for clean-up of ,the site. As it
turned out there were only very
minor environmental issues to deal
"Mr. McCollum did us a great
favor...the city owes him a great debt
of gratitude," Pate said.
If all goes according to schedule,
the marina refurbishing and building
*project should be completed by the.
summer of 2004, according to
The city did. receive. qe other
proposal for purchase of the out-.,pr-
cel A, but the, board deemed the
Arvida/St. Joe Company offer to be.
the better offer.

focus on the legacy of the NAACP
and its affects, on the Gulf County
Community and the area it serves.
The organization welcomes every-
one's participation as they look
back on the history of their ances-
tors and pay tribute to the founders
of the Gulf County NAACP.
The organization is very
pleased to announce that Jimmy
Fraizer, Sr., one of the founders of
the Gulf County NAACP who signif-
icantly helped to establish the local
branch in 1970, will be the honored

Downtown Business

Surprised by Increase

in Garbage Bill
Dear Editor:
Less than a month ago, you
printed an article about the most
recent City Council meeting here in
Port St. Joe had contracted the
City garbage to .an outside firm,
and it would save the City money.
Imagine my surprise when 4I
received my next garbage bill, con-
taining an increase of over $100.00
per month, Knowing this had to be
a mistake, I called the firm con--
tracted to pick tp garbage.
I was right--my bill- had not
gone up over $100.00-only just
over. $50,00-I was told the City
had made an error, and it would be


The community -is asked' to
sponsor a youth to receive the
Jimmy Fraizer Leadership Award.
The ,award will be presented to a
local youth during the program on
March 1. Those wishing to partici-
pate in the Jimmy Fraizer
Leadership, Award should contact
Amy Rogers for information at 229-
8515. Applications will be available
at the North Port ,St. Joe Police
Substationr on Friday, February 21.

corrected by next month.
Please check your copy of The
Star newspaper to see if you print-
ed the minutes of that meeting 'in
error--because I have talked to
nearly every business on Reid
Avenue, and they all had large
increases in their bill on February
1, 2003.
I: am sure the City would not
announce they were hiring a firrm
that was saving the City money in
January, and raise all f -bur bills
on February 1-uould they?
.; Ard just what exactly are they
doing differently, that would
increase the cost of emptying my
dumpster more. than $50.00( per
month-$600.00 per year-for one
-, Sincerely,
Cathy Costin


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will
meet Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. E.T., in
the Gulf County Commissioners Room in the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building to adopt by refer-
ence the Port of Port St. Joe Master Plan into the
Coastal Element's Goals, Objectives and Policies of the
Gulf County Comprehensive Plan.




This hearing pursuant to Section 125.66(2),
163.3164(18), 163.3174(1) and 166.041(3)(a),F.S.

All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be
heard regarding the consideration of the comprehen-
sive plan text and map amendment corrections and
revisions. Text copies will be available at the Gulf
County Building and Planning Department or the
Clerk of the Court Office.

Publish February 20, 2003

SMgic Sh w Monday Night!

Magic Show Monday Night.!

Amierica's First Family, of
Magic, Vince Carmen, his wife
Yvonne and daughters have great
magical surprises including a levi-
,tation act-she floats in the air, the
dancing, ghost-which is very
funny and amazing, a, special TV
g'ue-st star and much more in store
lor everyone who attends the Magic
Show on Monday, February 24 at
7:00 p.m. at thePort St. Joe High
School \gymn
Free student tickets to thf5s
: ^ !' ,* *; i

great family entertainment event'
are available at. Port St. Joe
Elementary and High Schools.,
Adult tickets are available as well
for $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at
the door.
Funds raised, through this
event will benefit the Shark softball
program., The school' invites every-
one to come out Monday night, see
the Magic Show and support Shark
softball ,


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'The Beaches Lions hosted a pancake breakfast at the Fish Hpuse Restaurant
on Tuesday, February 4th: Its owner, Carol Dow, opened her, do6rs, cooked with
Chef Eric,.while the volunteer staff, Vicki and Jackie, also from the Fish House,
served in the dining room; Behind the scene other volunteers: Bev & Kurt Aclin,

washed and kept the dishes available for new orders and then cleaned up at the
end. Joyce Tassone and Gar) \\ole) served the juice and kept the coffee cups
filled.. the smiles from the customers and the host are most grateful for their out-
standing help The active Lions completed the morning activity.
\\'e hank the -following merchants for all the ingredients for the complete
meal: Gulf Foods, Piggly Wiggly, Sharon's Cafe, Winn Dixie, K. Mrt, WalMart,
Sam's Club, Chubby Chicken, Dixie Dandy... The following supporters for our
Lions Club 2003-2004. budget and the funding for the need's on the Beaches
communities is appreciated, by not only our club, but those who will benefit from
your contributions.
We sincerely THANK: El Governor, Marquardts Marina, Crystal Sands,
Parker Realty, Shell Shack, Mexico Beach Harmori Realty, Cathys Hardware,.
Treasures by the Sea, Aivida, Century 21, Hambrick Construcuon, Halt Shells,.
Gerri Care Center, Beacon Hill Lodge, Ocean Breeze Motel, Wonder Bir, Animal.
Clinic, Gulf View Motel, Sandman Motel, Rustic Sands, Cold\ell Banker,
Wewahitchka State Bank, Islander, Lookout Lounge, Hideaway Marina, Wallace
Plumbing, Driftwood, Carpet Country. Two individuals unable to attend the,.
breakfast each gave a very generous donation and we thank them also. ;
The support realized for 2001'-2002 budget from donations made possible a
$1000 check to each NYFD and NYPD, for the 911 disaster. Then turning to
home, Mexico Beach Public Safety Dept.; The Beaches Fire Dept.. and Overstreetd
Fire Dept each were given $500 for purchasing necessary equipment. In partner,'
ship with the Mexico Beach Public Safety Dept. the "Vial of Life" is available for;
emergency information in your home. The Lions Camp at Lake Wales is for hand-'
icapped children to socialize and learn crafts and companionship. The growth of,
our three puppies has promoted them to their new schooling for South Eastern
guide Dogs. The Conklin center helps rehabilitate a person needing independ-
ence and physical care. Locally we collect used eye glasses and hearing aids in drop
boxes; which will be recycled and distributed. The Eye Bank and the Hearing
Bank receives.a large check from our club; as does Leader Dog and Hearing Dog.'
A large portion is for those in our communities needed financial assistance for'
food, heat or water .
A fun time for us is in setting up for our Bay County Council on Aging meet-;
ings twice a month and making popcorn and- coffee for our seniors. At,
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas we work with the Mexico Beach Public
Safety Dept. in keeping with the Holiday spirit of giving. By attending the
Callaway Bingo Parlor once a week, as sponsors, w e able to extend our budg-
et for the year. A visible contribution by our Lions Club, is the Flag Pol,-
American Flag and dedication plaque to the victims of 911 at Beacon Hill Park:
The winner of the 50/50 at the pancake breakfast this year was Bob Caldwell
of Mexico Beach. Ifyou missed this years inexpensive but delicious breakfast, then
share in 2004 for fellowship and "break bread" with us.
Thank all of you for donation of time and money, help and sup-
port. May GOD BLESS ya'll.
P.S. Please remember the benefit for "Gina the Clown"
on Feb. 24th at the Fish House. .,


SGator Standout Husband Signs

with Pensacola Junior College

by Tim Croft
Judith Husband has found the
right marriage for her skills on the
diamond and aspirations for higher
Husband, the dazzlingly domi-
nating pitcher for the Wewahitchka
High School Lady Gators, signed a
letter of intent last week to attend
Pensacola Junior College beginning
next year.
The right-hander, who took a
young Lady Gators squad on her
back last year and nearly carried
*them to the state Final Four, found
the Pensacola atmosphere a perfect
"I liked the coachl (Brenda
Penna)," Husband said. "She was
real nice. They are very family-ori-
ented and academics came first.
That was important to me."
That's evidenced in classroom
numbers, particularly a 3.83 GPA,
that are as gaudy as what Husband
0 has posted between the lines.
Last year as a junior, Husband
finished 26-1, the lone loss coming
in a state quarterfinal playoff game.
She posted a microscopic 0.42
ERA, allowing just 57 hits, only 11
for extra bases, and seven earned
runs while striking out 188 batters
in 150 innings.
She issued a mere ..15 walks
and opponents batted an anemic
1.09 in 524 official at-bats.
Toss in batters she hit with a
pitch, and Husband permitted, on
average, just one base runner for
every two complete innings worked.
'A pitcher on the varsity since,
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is 109-26 for her career at WHS,
including a stunning 80-8 the past
three years.
'That's really when she became
a pitcher," said Wewahitchka coach
Charles Fortner. "I'm just glad we
didn't have to face her."
What makes that 80-8 mark all
the more gaudy, is that six of those
losses were by one run and another
was in 15 innings.
Meaning that a run here or
there and Husband would be near-
ly unblemished in the past three
"She's the best I've had,"
Fortner said. "She's one the best
I've ever seen."
Husband has mastered a four
pitch repertoire, a fastball, drop,
curve and a change that Greg
Maddux would applaud.
This year, in what must come
as distressing news to opponents,
she is adding a fifth pitch, a rise
And, Fortner said, Husband
doesn't simply throw this quiver of
arrows at the plate she unerring-
ly hits the target.
"She can throw four pitches for
strikes," Fortner said. "She is able
to n6t only move the ball around in
the strike zone," but to change
That is largely the product of
hard work.
When she was a -fifth-grader
playing summer Dixie Youth fast-
pitch softball for the first time,
Husband was handed the ball and
pointed toward the mound.


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"Somebody had to' pitch,"
Husband said. "They said, 'You're a
big girl, why don't you do it.' "
It was hardly a natural,
Husband said, adding that only
through hard work and repetition -
for instance playing 60-80 games a
year in summer, fall and spring -
did she become, not just comfort-
able on the mound, but in com-
She has blossomed at the plate
as well as the mound, a line drive
hitter that uses all fields.
Last year, Husband hit .287
with 24 hits, 14 runs, four doubles
and 22 RBI.
"(Pensacola) is getting a com-
petitor, a complete player," Fortner
said. "They are getting a leader who
understands how to work hard."
Husband chose Pensacola after
considering, and being considered
by, several two- and- four-year
She traveled to several show-
cases for college coaches, and

by Tim Croft -
It is an entirely volunteer
organization, comprised of week-
end anglers who devote consider-
able time and resources to a simple
Anad last week the Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef Association
deployed reef No. 65 since its
inception a little more than five
years ago.,
That's the equivalent of more
than 12 reefs per year.
Not too shabby for an organiza-
tion without a full-time employee,
without a full-time fundraiser, that
depends on the goodwill and gen-
erosityf f others to stay afloat.
"(The 65 reefs) are tremen-
dous," said Charlene Neel, the
MBARA treasurer. "It's totally vol-
.unteer and it's usually only about
Four or five people at a time doing
this. We really have done a lot."
Which is something of a fish
talein reverse. "
The latest reef consists of some
100 reef balls, the concrete config-
urations that resemble huge
mounds of Swiss cheese or a Wiffle
ball sliced through the middle.
Each weighing 2,000-3,000
pounds, the balls cost $300 each.
All 100 went into one reef in
the Car Body permit area. The
location's coordinates are 29N
53.628, 85W-32.634. Using Loran,
the location, is 14109.5 and
The reef balls were piled one on
top of another, producing a large
reef some 8-9 feet high on the bot-
tom of the Gulf of Mexico.
MBARA folks have found piling
the reef balls together rather than
spreading them out over a larger
area is a more effective method of
attracting the bigger fish, such as
"We've found if they are spread
out the holes (in the reef balls)
aren't large enough for the bigger
fish to swim through," Neel said.
"Piling them on gives the large fish
more structure" in which to inhab-
it and thrive.
The fish, Neel added, will start
appearing "pretty quickly" at the
new reef, within two to three
The latest reef was funded in
part with a $15,000 grant from the
FishAmerica Foundation, through
a joint venture with the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Noting that more than 1 mil-
lion full-time jobs and $108 billion
-of the American economy depends
on sportfishing, the Fish America
Foundation seeks to provide fund-
ing for "local hands-on projects to
enhance fish populations, water
quality and applied fishing
research in North; America,"
according to the organization's
Website. "
Based on Alexandria, Va., the
non-profit founded in 1983 has
funded more than $5 million in
projects throughout the country.
The grant from Fish America
required a local match of $15,000,
which the MBARA culled from its
bank account, which is sustained
through local fund-raising efforts.
It is the way the organization
must often do business, constantly
trolling for partners such as Fish
America or the Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation, which
provided a $10,000 grant toward
the MBARA's last reef deployment
of steel cylinders from Smurfit-
Stone in Panama City.

scouts and had individual tryouts
at a handful of schools.
Offers came from a few other
schools, but Pensacola, putting a
full ride on the table, was the best
deal. A visit to the campus cinched
"She could've signed with a
four-year school but why sit
around for two years when she can
go to a two-year school and play
right away," Fortner said. "We
wanted her to go where she could
get a chance to play and develop
her skills right away."
Husband was just glad to get
the whole business behind her so
she could concentrate on the com-
ing season, which starts next week.
The Lady Gators return nearly
their entire roster from a squad
that was a 15-inning heartbreaker
away from the state semifinals.
Their path, particularly if they
reach the late rounds of the play-
offs, is likely to again be blocked by
several private, schools, but if
Husband is the right gauge, the

The 100 reef balls and the
barge used in last week's deploy-
ment came from Coastal Reef
Builders Inc., out of Pensacola,
another valued partner for ,the
While the past successes are
clear as the,-crystalline waters of
.the bay, the future, hinging' on
fund-raising, is always somewhat
murkier for the MBARA.
The group is working on receiv-
"ing state and federal approval for a
new permit area' farther out into
the gulf, sifting through, the red
tape and leaping through the many
government hoops to secure those
And this, keep in mind, is
entirely done' through volunteer
Meanwhile,' an opportunity to
obtain scrap materials from the
Port St. Joe paper mill has appear,
'"ently gone by the wayside because
of MBARA's lack of funds.
"We just don't have the funds,"
Neel said. "To continue to do this
we need donations and support for
the organization."
That such a plea has to be,
made at all seems downright
shocking given the tangible divi-
dends of the organization's work.
According to a 1998 study by
two Florida State University profes-
sors and a NOAA economist, the
annual economic impact for reef
systems in Bay County is more
than $11 million.
In the five-county area from
-Pensacola to- Mexico Beach, the
economic impact during the 20-
year life span of a typical reef was
estimated at $656 million, com-
pared to an overall investment of
but $5 million. '
Using various economic mod-
els that examine travel expenses
,and other costs expended during
the 1,684 million days fishermen
'spend each year at reefs in the five-
county area, the impact in dollars
during the 20-year life span of a
reef is anywhere from $801 million
to $1.68 billion.
Therefore, for every dollar
spent on reef systems, the return
ranges from $131 to $234.

Judith Husband, right, signs her scholarship papers as Brenda
Penna, PJC softball coach looks on.

state Final Four is the divining line
for success this season.
"We have the players to win,"
Husband said. "We can compete
with anybody.
"I'm glad I decided (on a college)
because I didn't want it to interfere
with my season.
"I'm happy. I'm excited about
going (to PJC). I think I made the
right decision."

Port Inn
(Continued from Page 1)

director of the Chamber, said her
office receives numerous phone
calls from visitors hoping to find
lodging in the heart of Port St. Joe.
"People want to stay in down-
town Port St. Joe," Chafin said.
"This is an important contribution"
to the city.
For the Warriners, Sunday's
ribbon cutting was the climax to
months of work restoring the old

inn with the right touches.
David Warriner likened the
process to the metamorphosis of a
caterpillar, as in the construction
crane, to butterfly.
"This is the butterfly, the
monarch," David Warriner. said
while gazing around the hotel in the
days before opening. "It is beauti-
ful. It's everything I expected and
Sunday's crowds clearly
agreed. Statements such as "first
class," "impressive" and "beautiful"
dotted conversations liberally
sprinkled with a passel of other
adjectives praising the work that
transformed the Port Inn.
The inn is to be featured as a
business to watch in 2003 by
Florida Trend magazine. ..
"Come out and check it out,"
David Warriner, said. "Send your
friends, .send your family.",
Room rates vary by season and
room. For more information go to
www.PortInnFL.com or call 229-
PORT (7678);

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We want to thank all the businesses for
helping us bring you exciting Port St.
Joe High School Basketball here on
Oyster Country 106.5 FM:
Century 21 = Triple B Sports '
Metcalf Electric & A/C = IBS Wireless
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and the great people at The Star!!!!

If your business is interested in Sponsoring
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Give us a call and we will set you up!!!

Port St. Joe High School For information
Basketball District on these games,
Playoffs this concerts and
Friday & Saturday other upcoming
Play by Play events call
by Howard Browning! 670-8450
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Lady Sharks Win District on Last-Second 3-Pointer

The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks,
ranked No. 6 in the latest Class 2A
state girls basketball poll, won the
District 3-2A Tournament this past
weekend in Bristol with wins over
Liberty County and Greensboro.

The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
jumped to a 30-12 lead by halftime
then cruised to a 49-32 victory over
Liberty County Thursday night in
the District 3-2A semifinals.
The Lady Sharks (20-2) were
led by freshmen Lydia Watkins and
Gekeela Clemmons. Watkins led all
scorers with a game-high 28 points
and had 15 rebounds and two
blocked shots. Clemmons added 12
points, four steals and three
The win advanced the Lady
Sharks 'to the district champion-
ship game against Greensboro, and
gave them an automatic berth to
the state playoffs.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 4 8 8 12 32
Sharks 10 20 7 12 49
PSJ (49)- Lydia Watkins 28, Kayla
Jefferson 4, Gekeela Clemmons 12,
Shawna Bond 4, and Katoria
Mitchell 1.
LCHS (32)- Holliday 15, Soloman
4, Rudd 2, Holcomb 6, and
Brookins 5.
Freshman Lydia Watkins
drained a 3-pointer with 6.3 sec-
onds remaining to lift the Port St.
Joe Lady Sharks to a 48-47 Victory
over Greensboro in Saturday's

District 3-2A championship game
in Bristol.
The Lady Sharks, who led 24-
15 at halftime, let their lead slip
away in the third quarter lien they
were outscored 17-5 by the Lady
Bulldogs. Down by seven points
midway through the fourth quarter,
Port St. Joe battled back late in the
Watkins paced the sixth-

ranked Lady Sharks (21-2) with 17
points and blocked two shots.
Gekeela Clemmons added 12
points, six steals and three assists.
Shawna Bond had 11 points. Kayla
Jefferson led Port St. Joe in
rebounding with 13.
"At the beginning of the year,
our team goal was to win the dis-
trict," said head coach Becky

Lacour; "We knew that Greensboro
would be a tough team. Another
team goal was to win a regional
Port St. Joe will host Tallahas-
see Maclay (19-8) on Thursday at
7:30 ET in "The Dome." With a win,
the Lady Sharks would play the
winner of the Pensacola Catholic-
Chipley game on Tuesday night.

Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 5 10 17 15 47
Sharks 11 13 5 20 48
PSJ (48)- Lydia Watkins 17, Kayla
Jefferson 5, Gekeela Clemmons 12,
Shawna Bond II, ad Lattice Larry
GHS (47)- Neal 14, Battles 4,
Baker 8, Ray 3, Lane 2, and
McMillon 16.

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Lydia Watkins had 28 points
against Liberty Co. and added 17
points against Greensboro.

Port St. Joe High School
ADAM NIXION Adam, a senior, went 4 for 7 with two doubFes and a three-run homer.in three games this
week. He also tossed a complete-game one-hitter on the mound, striking out 15.
LYDIA WATKINS Lydia, a greshmen, had 28 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocked shots in the Lady Sharks
49-32 win over Liberty County. She added 17 points and two blocks in their 48-47 win over Greensboro.
ANTONIO SMILEY Antonio, a junior, had nine points in -the Tiger Sharks' 72-59 loss to Quincy. Sharks on
Saturday. "Antonio had an outstanding game against Quincy, probably his best game of the year," said
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Tournament Weekend

The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked No. 7 in the latest Class 2A
state basketball poll, closed out
their 2002-2003 regular season
this past week with a 73-26 win
over Wewahitchka, and a 72-59
loss to Quincy Shanks.
The seventh ranked Port St.
Joe Tiger Sharks cruised to a 73-26
victory over Wewahitchka Friday
The Tiger Sharks raced out to a
25-4. lead by the end of the first
quarter, then extended their lead to
39-10 by halftime. Port St. Joe
outscored the Gators 36-16 in the
second half of play.
Bo Lenox led all scorers with a
game-high 14 points, while Dennis
Warren added. 11 points for the
Tiger Sharks (20-6).
Will Strange led the Gators (3-
,7 1.9) with 12 points and Will Owens
added nine.
; Score by Quarters
Sharks 25 14 23 13 -73
Gators 4 6 6 10 26,
PSJ (73)- Raye Bailey 9, Bo Lenox
14. Antonio Smiley 5, Dion Henry
6. Wood row 'Cherry 6, Terrence
Chambers 8, Thomas Webb 3,
Dennis Warren-. 11, Ash. Parker 5,
and Ashton Larry 4.
SWHS (26)- Will Strange 12, Will
Owens 9, Jamie McCorvey 2, and
SCodi Bidwell 3.


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Ssaid'oir*the course. -tPartieipanmsl
are going to learn the how-to's.'
The course will be taught pri-
marily by women who are floral
judges out oi Pensacola. a level of
expertise necessary to harvest
first-class designers.
"These girls are all master
judges and very experienced,"
Anderson-said. -They are all certi-
fied as instructors. This course is
nationally recognized.
"(Studentsl will be able to take
what they learn and bring it to
their own level, in their homes. in
their churches, wherever."
Those interested m taking the
course are encouraged to contact
the Garden Club of Port St. Joe as
soon as possible so that course
'materials can be purchased.
"We are trying to give them all
the same matenals so they are all
working (from the same point)."
Anderson said.
The cost of the course vanes
depending on membership in the
Garden Club. For more informa-
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The Tiger Sharks closed out the
2002-2003 regular season play
Saturday night with a 72-59 loss at
Quincy Shanks.
The Tiger Sharks trailed 35-27
at halftime and were out-scored 37-
32 in the second half.
Raye Bailey led Port St. Joe
with a game-high 21 points. Bo
Lenox followed with 13 points while
Antonio Smiley and Woodrow.
Cherry each had nine points for the
Tiger Sharks (20-7).
The Tiger Sharks will host the
District 3-2A Tournament this
Friday and Saturday in "The
Dome." On Friday, second-seeded
Blountstown will play third-seeded,
Liberty County at 6:00 ET; followed
by top-seeded Port St. Joe taking
on fourth-seeded Greensboro at
The District 3-2A .champion-
ship game will be on Saturday at
7:30 ET in "The Dome.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 11 16 11 21 59
Shanks 16 19 18 19 72
PSJ (59)- Rave Bailey 21, Brad Ray
2, Bo Lenox 13. Antonio Smiley 9,'
Woodrow Cherry,, 9, and Dennis
Warren 5. '
QSHS (72)- Brant 7, Pittman 12,
McCall 10, Smith 9, Williams 8,
Kelley 5, Wood 6, Fagg 13, and
Safford. 2.

Adam Nixon is greeted by his teammates at home plate after his
3-run homer in the Sharks' 3-1 win over Quincy Shanks.

Sharks Begin Baseball

Season with Three Wins

Antonio Smiley his a
jumper against the Gators.

Wewahitchka's Jamie McCorvey attempts a shot while being defe
by Don Jecha.

The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team opened up their 2003
season this past Thursday with a 3-
1 win over Quincy Shanks in the
PSJ Preseason Classic.
Adam Nixon roped a three-run
homer in the bottom of the sixth
inning to give the Sharks a 3-0
Nixon also had a great game on
the mound, tossing ..,a, complete-
game one-hitter. He gave, up one
run, walked two and struck out 15
,in seven innings.
Stephen Besore, Chase
Millender, and Zach Williams each
short 'singled. .
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Travis Burge pitched a com-
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defeated Blountstown 8-0 in the
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Burge :allowed only two hits
and two walks while striking out 14
in seven innings.
The Sharks scored three runs
in the bottom of the second inning
to take a 3-0 lead. They added one
run in the fifth and four in, the
S, Zach Williams had a double
while Randall Johnson, Chase
Millender, Adam Nixon and Bobby
Phillips each singled.
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Port St. Joe opened up its sea-
son Tuesday night with a bang,
defeating R. F. Muni-oe 20-3 in five
The Sharks jumped out to a-
S14-1 lead by the end of the first
inning. They added four more in
the second and two in the fourth.
Adam Nixon was 2 for 2 with
two doubles. Stephen Besore went
'nded 2 for 2 with a double. Zach
Williams and Travis Burge were

each 2 for 4 with a double. Randall
Johnson, Chase Millender, Bobby
Phillips, Austin Horton, and Kenny
McFarlandeach singled.,
Chase Millender and Randall
Johnson combined to throw a one-
hitter. Millender (1-0) allowed three
runs on one hit and four walks
while striking out four in three
innings to pick up the win.
Johnson struck out two and
walked one in two innings of relief.
"We are learning how to play as
a team right now, which is the key
thing," said head coach Chuck
Gannon. "We need to continue
working.with our pitcher on throw-
ing strikes and hitting our spots.
We've beei working mostly on our
defense right now, our hitting will.
come as the season progresses."
Port St. Joe will host Wakulla
on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET before
traveling to Vernon on Saturday for
a 3:00 p.m. game and to Arnold on
Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. game.
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'Lady Sharks S0ftball Opens

Season Thursday
The Port St. Joe Lady' Sharks
softball team will get their 2003
season underway this week with
three games.
The Lady Sharks will host
Florida High on Thursday at 5:00
p.m. ET, travel to Cottondale on
Monday for a 4:30 p.m. game and
host R. F. Munroe on Tuesday at
5:00 p.m.



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The Wewahitchka Qators
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Jamie McCorvey led the Gators
with 15 points. Jon Curtis Gates
followed with 14 points; and Will
Owens added 10.
Score by Quarters
Rams 9 13 9 23 54
Aucilla 13 17 13 5 48
WEWA (48)- Jon Curtis Gates 14,
Will Strange 4, Will Owens 10, and
Jamie McCorvey 15.

The Gators ended their 2002-
2003 season Tuesday night with a
-55-29 loss to Aucilla Christian in
the District 3-A Tournament. The
Gators finished with a 3-20 over-
all record.
Wewahitchka trailed 31-13 at
halftime, and were outscored 24-
16 in the second half.
Jamie McCorvey led the Gators
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Will Owens each added eight
points:. :
Score by Quarters
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Aucilla 15 16 12 12 55
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Trey Godwin 8.
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in the gym! Students will be admit-
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Advanced adult tickets may be pur-
chased at Port St. Joe Elementary
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are $8.00 at the door, so buy yours
Stanford Nine Testing-

Students in kindergarten through
second grades will take the
Stanford Nine test the week on
March 3-7.
FCAT Testing-Students in
grades 3-5 will take the FCAT the
weeks of March 3-14.
Preschool Screening
Port St. Joe Elementary School
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must be at least 3 years old and not
already in a pre-k or head star at 229-1330.

News Column
L' Faith Christian School

On Monday, February 24, the
Broomes will tell us at chapel about
their work to spread the Gospel in
Romania. Jeff and Kristine Broome
and their children Brianna, Jarin,
and Caleb will be visiting the class-
es during the day. The Broomes are
our Missionary family for January
and February, and the students are
looking forward to meeting these
for whom they have been praying
and to whom they have been giving.
There were two field trips last
week. On Wednesday, February 12,
the older students from the fifth
through ninth grades, accompa-
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Bill Taylor,, took a very interesting
science trip to the Super Scientific
Circus at the Marina Civic Center
in Panama City. Mabel Hodges took
her .second grade class to the post
office, February 13, where they met
the Postmaster, Mr. Dennis
Geoghagan, who gave them a spe-
cial tour and instructions concern-.
ing the services rendered to the.
community there.
Faith Christian School would
like to congratulate Katie
Geoghagan who -won first place in.,
the Florida state-level audio "Voice
of Democracy" essay contest spon-
sored by the.VFW. She has received
a trip to Washington for the nation-
al competition. The trip Will include
tours,, visits to national monu-
ments, and meetings with heads of
state and other elected officials..
Katie is a former student of FCS,.
and we send our best wishes for her;
success in the competition with the
winners from the other 49 states in;
If you are interested in placing
an ad in our 2002-2003 yearbook,:
please contact Mrs. Beth Taylor. A
full page ad is S100.00: a half page
ad is 650.00 and a quarter page ad-
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'It's been another hectic week
at Port St. Joe High, and the fun
has only just begun!
'The National Honor Society
completed the 'Treats for Troops"
drive this week, and would like to
thank all of the facility and stu-
dents for their participation.
Congratulations to Mrs. Gannon's
1st. block class for winning the
drive with a total of over 300
items. They will be rewarded with
a pizza party funded by the
National Honor Society.
''Congratulations to the Lady
Sharks basketball team for their
48-47 victory over Greensboro
Saturday night in the District
Finals. They will host Maclay in
"The Dome" Thursday. The boys'
basketball team will kick off their
post season play this weekend as
they host this .year's district tour-
nament Friday and Saturday
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Good luck to Katie Geoghagan,
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their thoughts and concerns. This
can allow you to clarify some con-
fusion or comfort any worries. Also,
remember this is simply the begin-
ning and many more discussions
will likely follow as events unfold or
Use stories and art work to
enhance conversations about these
difficult topics. Many children are
able to express themselves through
drawings or comparisons with
characters in a story. It is often,
easier aii.' less threatening tb chil-
dren to talk about someone else
instead of their own feelings.
Avoid talking about enemies. It
might be more helpful to talk about
"bad or harmful actions" instead of
"bad or evil people." Using this
approach can be helpful in assist-
ing children to understand that
people can choose their behavior.
Therefore, if a person has done
something "bad' in the past, they
can choose to do something "good"
in the present or future.
Reassure your children of their
safety. Explain what you as a par-
ent and'others will do to keep chil-
dren safe. Explain how far away the
military actions taken will probably
be (use a map for illustration).
However, do not ignore the terror
related to, and the terrible things
that will happen in a war. Studies
indicate that children care about
people in their own country, as well
as other countries. Support this
caring attitude.

Sincere Thanks
The family of the late Arthur
"Billy" Addison' would. like,to thank
everyone who expressed their sin-
cere concern during the hour of our
loss and bereavement and during '
the extended illness -of our loved
one. You have demonstrated your-
love and concern through your per-
sonal visits, telephone calls.,,beauti-
ful floral arrangements, food, .and
Bibles in memory of Arthur. Thank
you for your presence during the.
solemn hour .of worship and espe-
cially your fervent prayers whis-
pered on our behalf.
Special thanks to The Church
of God in Christ, where Arthur was
a member, and Elder. John, L.
Haley, Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church and Victory Temple F.B.H.
Church. Each, kind deed that you
have rendered' makes real the
promise of .our Savior who said.,,
'Blessediare they that mourn for
thevyshall be comforted."
-Family of Arthur Addison


Booster Club

There will be, a NJROTC
Booster Club meeting on Thursday,
February 20. All attendees, will
meet at 7:00 p.m. in the NJROTC
room at Port St. Joe High School;
Parents of all NJROTC cadets are
encouraged to be present at this
important meeting.


Leland Ray t
Stde byJoy-Dale
Accepted into

MAPPS 200-B Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
Leland Ray, formerly of Port St. 2 7
Joe, has been accepted into Mosley 2 9-5 4
High School's Advanced Placement
Program (MAPPS) for his freshman
year, 2003-04. Tag
Leland is currently an eighth 2Off Price
grader at Mowat Middle School. He of Embroidered Rack Items
a member of the Mowat soccer E It
team, the Beta Club and the
Fellowship of Christian Students at (
Mowat Middle School. Leland and ,y i
his family live in Lynn Haven. He is Machie E rider
the son of Lori Ray-Kaspar and the Mach llEmbroidery
grandson of Al and Donna Ray of B Business, School, Church, /ndiao l
Pbrt St. Joe.

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Page 4B The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Feb. 20, 2003
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Edith Wright to Celebrate

Her 100th Birthday

Edith Wright will celebrate her
100th birthday at the home of her

Edith Wright
daughter, Ruth McCormick 'of St.
Joe Beach on Saturday, February
22, with an open house from 1:00


Zion Angelia Padilla
It's a Girl!
Zion Angelina Padilla was born
on Friday, January 17 at Bay
Medical Center and weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces. She was 20 1/2
inches long.
Proud parents are Victor and
Dana Padilla. Grandparents are
Levon and Peggy Stripling and Ana
Hall and Victor Padilla. She was
welcomed home by her grandmoth-
er, Aurelia Valentine, her brother
and sister Solomon and Allie, and
Vicky the family pet.

p.m. until 4:00 p.m. All friends and
relatives are invited to attend.
Mrs. Wright is a former resi-
dent of White City. She and her late
husband, James Edward Wright
resided there from 1960 to 1962,
when they returned to Charleston,
WV, where they had raised their
family. For the past year, Edith
Wright has lived most of the time in
Wewahitchka with her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jess
Mrs. Wright raised nine chil-
dren. She lost two children in
infancy, and a son, Malcom during
WWII. Her oldest child, Louise
Burdett passed away two years ago.
Her remaining family consists of
three sons, Roy (Violet-deceased) of
Inverness, Robert (Diane) of
Inverness, and Paul (Becky) of
Charleston, WV; four daughters,
Ruth (L.E. Gene-deceased)
McCormick of Port St. Joe, Delores
(Jess) Mamoran of, Wewahitchka,
Phyllis (Bert) Hall of Port St. Joe,
and Sue (Harold) Ballard of
Birmingham, AL.
She has.twenty-nine grandchil-
dren (three are deceased). In all,
she has more than 170 descen-
dants, including nine great-great-
great grandchildren..
She also has two half sisters,
Elvie Farrell who was 102 in
August, and Pearl Rowe both of
West Virginia. She has two .half
brothers, Clifford Adkins of West
Virginia, and Jesse Adkins of Ohio.

Casey Jean Trickey and
Carl Raymond Hopper. III

Jennifer Nicole Smallwood and Caleb Luke Moyer

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Smallwood of Port St. Joe announce the engage-
ment of their daughter. Jennifer Nicole Smalhvood. to Caleb Luke Mover.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mover of Sellersville. Pennsylvania.
Jennie is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Henry C. Smallwioo DIl"
Panama City. Hannah Smailwood of St. Joe Beach. the late LaV.rence
Lewis of Leesbure, and Etta Beville of Fruiland Park. -
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Port-St. Joe High School. She
graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts
in Spanish from Samford Lniversity in 2000. She received her Masters of
Science in accounting from the university of Virginia in 2001. Jennie is
currently employed as a CPA with Freddie Mac irn McLean. Virainia.
Caleb is the grandson of the late Clyde and Marie Mover oif Perkeisie.
PA and.the late Samuel Detweiler and Bertha Det\\eiler of Dublin, PAR'
The groom-delct graduated from Pennndge High School in Perkasie,
PA in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Lehigh
University in 1998. Caleb is currently attending West Virirnia University
pursuing an MBA. and is employed as project manager for Rotondo-
Weinrich Enterpnrises.
The wedding ceremony v.ill be held on May 31 at 4:00 p.m. at the First
Bapti-t Church of Port St. Joe. A reception will follow on the lawn of the
Chateau Nemours. All fnends and relauves are invited to attend.

Wedding Plans
Casey Jean Tricke.v and Carl
Raymornd Hopper, 111. are proud to
announce their upcoming wedding
which will take place at the First
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe on
Saturday. March 15 at 4.00 p.m.
EST. A reception will follow at the
VFW in Highland View.
Casey is the daughter of Allen
Trickey of AILha and Vickie Wood
Trickey of Port St. Joe. Carl is the
son of Carl Hopper. Jr. of Hoddges.
Louisiana, and Lon Shearer of Port
St. Joe.
All friends and relativess -are-
c.ordially ini-ted to aL.tend... -


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First Birthday
William Lane Herring of
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first birthday on Friday, February
21, with a Sesame Street party.
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Brandey Herring of Dothan. He has
one brother. Toto.. .- ; -
n His paternalgraadparents' are
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Overstreet. His maternal grandpar-
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of Overstreet and Ronn'ie, Aington
and Bobby Robinson of Americus,
Georgia.' Great-grafidparents
include the lat&eMr. and Mrs. R.H.
Herring and Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Shurrum, all of Overstreet;, Mr. 'and
Mrs. Frank Horst, Sr. of Douglas,
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* Valentine Pageant

Winners Announced
: The 200i Miss Valentine Janie S. Pippin; 2nd Runner Up,
Pageant held on Saturday, Abriale M. Kemp.
*February 8 was a huge success. Little Miss Valentine: Queen,
-Sara Allen and Bill Lyles ran a very Keri Robbins; 1st Runn'er Up,
,smooth and exciting pageant. The Megan Setterich; 2nd Runners Up,
sixty-five young ladies, from two Amber Norris and Shelby Wood.
years old to eighteen years old real- Little Miss Valentine Sweet-
-ly, entertained the audience. heart: Queen, Shelby K. Nowell; 1st
The Gulf County Senior Runner Up, Melissa Hood';. 2nd
Citizens are very grateful to the Runner Up, Amanda Robbins.
Wewahitchka Elementary School Miss Teen Queen: Queen,
Staff for all their help in collecting Catherine D. Long; 1st Runner Up,
the entry forms, answering ques- Jasmine, Ward, 2nd Runner Up,
tions and being so helpful. Kayla SiprelL .
Winners of the pageant were Miss Gulf 'County Queen:
announced as follows: Rachel BWder: 1st Runnrer Up, Kyla
Little Miss Sweetheart: Queen, Moore; 2nd Runner Up, Danielle
Jessica Duncan; 1st Runner Up, Barnes.

Miss Gulf County Queen (left to right) 2nd runner up Danielle
Barnes, Queen Rachel Bizler and 1st runner up Kyla Moore.

Little Miss Valentine Sweetheart (left to right) 1st runner- up
Melissa Hood, Queen Shelby K. Nowell and 2nd runner up Amanda
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Valenuines for
Veterans- :
In January, .Catherine Kennedy
of the John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 Ladies Auxiliary went to
the elementary, schools in Port St.
Joe and asked the children to make
Valentines for Vets. The children
' made so many pretty. Valentines,
I they, were sent to VA Hospitals in
--Lake City, Gainesille, Tampa and
The Ladies Auxiliary would like
to thank the children for all the.
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B' A -
Tynetta Towner
Towner Selected to
Homecoming Court
'Tynetta, Towner has ,been
selected as, a. participant on the
Homecoming, Court at Enterprise
State Junior College, representing
the African American Club. lynetta
is a 2001 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School.. ,

SDAY, FEB. 20, 2003 PAGE 5B.
She is the daughter ot Tina'
Register, the granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jarred Burns Jr., and the-
great-granddaughter of Clarissa.
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Gulf COunty Water System Users

St. Joe Beach, Highland View and

... .White City.

Effective immediately, the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will no longer manage the St. Joe Beach,
'Highland View and White City Water Systems. The City of Port
St. Joe will be responsible,for all management, supervision,
billing, payments, deposits, installation and maintenance of
these systems.

Effective Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, all water system payments
should be made to the City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278, Port
St. Joe, Fl., 32457 or in person at Port St. Joe City Hall, 305

ICecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. A payment box is
located in the alleyway adjacent to City Hall for your conven-
ience. ,

If you have any questions regarding your bill or service, you
may contact the City of Port St. Joe at (850) 229-8261, ext. 1,

between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET. Any problems
after normaJ business hours regarding service and mainte-
nance, please contact (850) 229-8265.

As part of the agreement between the County and the City, the
City of Port St. Joe will place payment boxes at the St. Joe
Beach, Highlandview and White City fire departments for your
convenience. This will occur in the near future.

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners

Publish Feb. 13 and 20, 2003

Page 6B The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 20. 2003

J~ese 6wisme&se fnwte~uow to Mfe, chwck yoymu cAMeW dM & wk

William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997

The North Port St. Joe
Community Choir (NPSJCC) will
honor the "Southern Charm'
Gospel Singing Group" 6n Sunday,
February 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the
Port St. Joe Church of God in
Christ Sanctuary, 163 Avenue D.
The -Southern Charms are,
known for the traditional acappela
gospel singing dating back to the
sixties. NPSJCC invites the com-
munity to celebrate the many years'
of service this group of ladies has
rendered to the community.

Michigan Day at
Mexico Beach United

Methodist Church
A special day of fellowship is
planned for everyone in the com-
munity who has ties to the state of
The event will be held at the
Fellowship Hall at the United
Methodist Church on North 22nd
Street in Mexico Beach on Friday,
February 28 at 12:00 p.m. CT.
S The guest speaker will be
Barbara Eells, who will, show a
video and speak about sea turtles.
The afternoon of fellowship is
for all those who were born in
Michigan, raised in Michigan or
who ever lived in Michigan-plus
friends! Attendees are asked to
bring a covered dish and a table
service. Coffee and iced tea will be-
provided. .

W. P. "Rocky Comforter
(850) 227-1818

Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

The founder of the group was
the late Abraham Evans. The
group includes Isadora Blackshire,
Lula Bell Cherry, Ella Gainer, Sally
Jenkins, Evelyn Underwood,
Minnie Pearl Fennell arind
Katherine Ramos.
"Down through the years the
Lord ,has been good to me" will be
the reflection focus of the service.
Local choirs and soloists are asked
to join in celebrating the Gospel
heritage, as well as anyone wih a
form of expression to share.
Contact Barbara Baxter at 229-
6170 or Deborah Crosby at 229-
8983 for additional information.

New Harvest

The community is invited to
attend the Fourth Annual
Homecoming of New Harvest
Fellowship on Sunday, February
'23, at 10:00 a.m. CT.
Join the congregation at their
temporary location in the
Wewahitchka Elementary : School
,at 514 E. River Road. The singing
group "Resting Place" will be there
for a great time of worship and
praise. There will be a dinner fol-,
lowingthe service at noon.
New Harvest is looking forward
to the completion of their new
building on N. Hwy. 71 in
Wewahitchka. They invite the com-
munity to join in at the Wewa


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Child Care Provided for at 11:00
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first Baptist Church
Brent Vikery, Pqstor
ja11. Buddy Coswell Benlomin Roberts
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Sunday School ............. ... 9.45 am
Worship Service ..... . ... 11:00,am
Disciple Training ............ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ... .7:49 am ET


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

801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................. 10:00 a.m .
Sunday Morning Service ....................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..... .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... .7:00 p.m.

Port St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs

(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies

1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844

507 10th Street Port St. Joe

Princess NeedsA Castle
Currently available' for adop- mixed breed beauties.
tion at the 'Humane Society are For more information, contact
Princess, a 6 mo. old female Inix the St. Joseph Bay Humane
(pictured); Jetson, a 7 'mo. old Society at, 227-1103 or visit the
male; Reno, a medium-sized male Humane Society's web 'site, at
lab, caramel colored; Shadow, a www.sjbhumanesociety.org.
large white 'shepherd; neutered '
and all shots: Marble, a grown col-,
,lie. neutered and all shots; Mack, a 1iir 'Fair Black
medium sized long-haired, male; c a
,and Dixie, a black shepherd 'M HiStrv Program
female. -

Bart & Betty, grown red pits;
Marcel, a young golden retriever
mix: Lester. a grown beautiful
orange cat; and puppies, seven
Elementary School until then.
Chnrstian education classes begin
at 9:30 a.m. CT followed by wor-
ship service at 10:30 a.m. CT ever.

The Youth Department of Zion,
Fair will celebrate Black History
Month with a program on Sunday,
February 23 at 11:00 a.m.
The program will involve the
youth of the church and the com-
munity. Rev. Leslie will preach the
word of God. The congregation
, invites the community to come and
be blessed.

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9 45 a m Bible Study all ages 10 am
(L 't.| Morning Worship 11 am Evening Worship 6 pm
IWEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p m Prayer Meeting & Youth Group p.m.
"'O rate and see that the Lord i5good: blessed ii the man that trniteth in Him."
Please accept [his invitation to- oin us in worbshp God bless you'
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

' WW 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'os' Sixteenth Street/
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. <
Adult School . .... 11 a.m. 0 -
*Sunday School -
*Young Children .0)

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

"RFcmemreLt.r church tle w j it u e,:l to bte"
n ,' aIT" STILL 15, AT:

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382 Ling. Street Highland View
Port St. Jo'e Flori'da 52456
(850)227-15306 Sunday'



'Morning Worship
Evening Service
OIsclpleship Training

9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
.6:00 p.m.

S Leola P.

Smrnilev of Port St.
Joe,: went to be
with the Lord on
M o nd ,iy y
January 27.
She was born to Rosetta
Parker and the late Lugene Parker,
Sr. in Port St. Joe. : ,:'" :
Her beautiful memory and giv-
ing spirit will always be cherished
by her children, Samuel M. Smiley,
Sr. and Willie C. Smiley, Jr.; grand-
children, Samuel M. Smiley, Jr..
Phillip L. Smiley, Alexus Smiley
and Chantrell Purdy; her mother,
Rosetta Parker: sisters Voncile
McCloud, Eula (Eugene) Hall, Viola
Parker. Annie Fields, Mary King;
brothers. Lugene (Rogena) Parker
and Kenneth (Alisa) Parker; and
her children's father, Willie C.
Smiley, Sr. She also leaves to cher-
ish her memory a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.

Irene M. Connell
Irene NM. Connell. 95, died
Saturday, February 15. In Panama
Services were held at 11:00
a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 18,
at the United Methodist Church in
Wewahitchka, conducted by the
Rev. Harry Johnson. Burial fol-
lowed in Jehu Cemetery in
Irene Bott Mays was born in
Monticello on March 19, 1907 to
Richard Johnston Mays and Mary
Elizabeth Bott. She graduated from
Florida State College for Women in
1929 and began a teaching career
in northwest Florida. She settled in

Wewahitchka wherei'she met and
married Jack Connell (who prede-
ceased her).
She is survived by her son
Jack Connell, Jr. and wife Faye of
, Tallahassee; a granddaughter Julia
-Anne Connell of New Bern, NC; a
grandson Chris Connell ;.of
Memphis, TN: a step-granddaugh-
ter Kelli Lindsey of Tallahassee; a
step-grandson Rusty Peacock of
Wakulla; great-grandchildren
Cormac and -Adian Corinell, of
Memphis, TN, Josh .Lindsey of
Tallahassee and Lindsey Peacock
of Wakulla.

Thank You All
To those who expressed words
of kindness; to those who said a
prayer; to those who showed their
love for her, just by being there; to
those who sent a floral piece or sat
in quiet thought; to those who sent
a message or cards or covered
dishes brought; to those of you
who did a deed to ease the burdens
of our hearts: to those of you who
paid a call and supported us from
the start. Thank you all for conun-
ued prayers.
-The family of Leola Parker
Heartfelt Thanks
We would like to express our
heartfelt thanks to everyone for
your acts of kindness dunng the
loss of our loved one. Mrs. Louise
Marshall. Your thoughtfulness and
caring shown by your prayers. tele-
phone calls, visits. cards, flowers
and dishes were well received. We
want to especially thank the
Highland View Bapost Church and
Highland View Fire Department for
the abundance of food.
-Family of Roy Marshall arid
Thelma M. Brown

Fami ife Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"

Join us in worship .
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening Apoachicolao
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates

Fort Sr Joe
H.-, 98
Par.a'ma" Cir,
Lifed Church
Family Life Church
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323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

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



88.5 FM

First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S 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 UnitediMethodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome -* -

Long Avenue
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.

Constitution and Mvonumennt
~ P ort St. 5CJoe

Sunday School ........... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ...... ....... 6:00 p.m.

(850) 227-1724

Rev. Jesse Evans

Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.

Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director.

Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director

Come Celebrate with us! .
Grace B3aptist Church

But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 40:31
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.-
(in members'homes)
Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180

The Potter's House
"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewohitchka, FL 32465
Sunday 10:00 AM. ... .......... ..... Bible Study
Af \. Sunday 11:00 AM ................. Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM ..................... Bible Study
SRodney G. Leaman, Pastor
-. (850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
S" Broken spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN he mendedl


9 a.m. Sunday

9:30 a.m. Sunday

Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

"A Port of Victory"

2 First CkuArch oftkhe NJazaareni e
2420 Long Avenue Pot St. Joe, Florida 32456

(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ................ 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.

Give into the Lord the qlory
.due His name, worship the
Lord ini Ike beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29.2

Southern Charm

Gospel Sing Sun.




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On Valentine's Day Michael
Hill proposed to Crystal
Bartkowiak. It was a fantasy set-
ting with music, lights and the
ocean for a background. Of course,
she accepted his proposal and she
has been on cloud nine ever since.
There is no date yet for the wed-
ding. Final plans will be
announced at a later date.

I This Week's

Feature Property


7918 Alabama Avenue
St. Joe Beach
Beautiful 4BR/3BA home with all the
amenities. Masonry fireplace, new
tile & 'carpet, new. addition that
added a large master bath with
walk-in closet, sprinkler system, dou-
ble carport w/storage, electric gate
w/privacy fence, lots of cabinet
space throughout home, chair rail'
ing, 2 apple trees, double pane tint-
ed windows...too many extras to list.
A MUST SEE! $375,000

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Routh Hambrick
Sales Varona
Associate Y-f t &- eBroker/Ovner

c mnbrick adI? ]lnc
3001 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. FL 32410
Toll Free: 866-648-1102
Website: www.HambrickRealty.com

Crystal Bartkowiak and Michael Hill

Friends of the

JoAnn Smith

A Tribute To,
fJoann Smith
Joann's memory is, here to
stay, in those who knew her in any
way,, at school at church or with
what she would say.
The kind and loving life .she
lived is something only she could
give. -
SShe was, fair and just and
always great: she knew her bless-
rngs -aid was always -willing to wait.
She looked for good in every-
way. Her motto was "We can learn
a valuable lesson from this experi-
.ence." .I know our heavenly father
loved her, I did. I've never known
anyone like her in my life.
-Kathryn Floore

Library Annual

Meeting A Success
The annual meeting of the
Friends of the Gulf County Library
was a large success this year
i There was standing room only
as the guest speakers introduced
their latest editions. Norma
Hubbard delighted the crowd with a
theatrical reading from her latest
book, The Haunting of Willowwind.
The reading of Aunt Chip and the
Great Triple Creek Dam Affair by
Cameron Totman and her student,
Meleah Lister of Wewahitchka
Middle School was a truly inspiring
story about the importance of hav-
ing libraries, William Trotter had
all his Lighthouse art and literature
on display.
Sherrill Russ presented a bio of
herself which told the story of her
book: writing desires. Dawn Evans
Radford read a couple of down
home poems about our local color.
Refreshments, provided by mem-
bers, were absolutely-mouth water-
ing and delightful. The organization
sends out a big thank you to its
Door prize, winners were:
Deborah- Draper, basket donated by
The Lilly Pad; Ann Yon, Dockside
Dinner for 2 donated by Dockside
Cafe: Robert Faliski, 850.00


Shellie and Edie Rowell of
Carrabelle are pleased to announce
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Courtney Elizabeth Rowell to Eric
Dion Register of Port St. Joe, son of
Mary and Jimmy Register of
Courtney is the granddaughter
of Eleanor J. Aubrey and the late
Gilbert C. Aubrey and Thelma ,
Rowell of Carrabelle.
She is a graduate of Carrabelle
High School Class of 1999 and a
2001 graduate of the Correctional
Officer Basic Standards and is cur-
rently attending Gulf Coast
Community College.
Eric is the grandson of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alday of
Carrabelle, and Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Register and the late
Sarah Register of Eastpoint.
He is a graduate of Carrabelle
High School 1997, and a 1999
graduate of the Correctional Officer
Basic Standards of Gulf Coast
Community College.
Both are. employed at Gulf
Correctional Institution in
A June 14 wedding is planned
at the First Baptist Church jin

Savings Bond donated by Capital
City Bank; Mary Carpenter, The
Last Great Bay by Richard Bickle
donated by Arvida; Jane
Demetriades, gift certificate donat-,
ed by Buzzett Drugs.
The board members and staff
would like'to express a very special
thank you to all of their guests, the
local businesses and the guest
speakers for making this annual
membership meeting a tremen-
dous success.
Senior Citizens

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will conduct outreach on
Tuesday' February 25 at 10:00
a.m. at Duren's Piggly Wiggly in
Port St. Joe. Staff members and
volunteers will be on hand to give
out information and answer ques-
tions about the services available
to people age sixty and over in Gulf
County through the senior citizens
program. For information on the
senior citizens program, call 229-

I. -ndM.ark Beach -

Offered by 3

-i I :l' .- 'Mexico '

O oGulf Coast Realty, Isalc.e !

Wonderful water view (X)Yes ()No

Surrounded by conservation land (X)Yes ()No Offered

Located at the end of cul-de-sac (X)Yes ()No

Water front price ()Yes (X)No

/ "

The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 20. 2003 Page 7B

Eric Dion Register and Couitney Elizabeth Rowell

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Treasure Shores Gulfview Lot @
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Indian Lagoon Waterfront, I acre +-,

f*- 104' x 208' bordering State Park @
Bayview on HWY C-30A, 200'x 217'
.. @ $110,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x
106', $124,900
Interior on Cape San Bias,
SCommercial, $104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $144,900.
Treasure Bay on C-30, 103'x217' @
, $72,500.
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Consignments Welcomel
We Buy Estates!
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville 4
door, AT, AC, V6, Clean &
Dependable. $1950. Call
960-4464. ltc2/20
1996 Chevy Tahoe 4x4
j1eather, loaded, new tires,
(one owner, clean, $9,500
(OBO. Call 647-2620 after
!5:00 pm. 2tp2/20
1998 Nissan Frontier pickup.
(One owner, low miles, new
,condition. $5950. 960-4464.

1992 Chevy Lumina, AT, AC,
V6, Loaded. New condition.
$2450. Call 960-4464. Itc2a/20

1979 Chevy aluminum body
stop van, 6 cyl., $2,000 firm;
1986 Astro van, new engine,
new engine has 4,000 miles,
$1,600 firm; 1986 Astro van,
new engine, has 2,500 miles
fair condition, $1,200 firm.
Call 229-2660 ask for Bob.

1996 Ford Explorer XLT, 4
door, AT, AC, V6. $4950. Call
960-4464. ltc2/20
1991 Volvo 240 stick, 16,000
miles, CD; 1995 Isuzu, 4 cyl.
stick, 106,000 miles, $2,500
each. Call 229-8593. itp2/2o

1996 Nissan i'athfinder. 4\
]door, 5 speed, AC, Loaded!' .
Low miles, one owner:.' 2
wheel drive. $6750. Call 960-
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Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach

Oc U28 Reid Ave. Street, Port St Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
"Availaleb Now"
1 BR Handicap Unit
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 H

Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inpc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A

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1993 Chevy Z71, looks good,
runs great, toolbox, $3,000
OBO. Call 647-3497. 3tc2/20

A Dingo Deuce over sized go
cart, 18 hp motor, 1,000
OBO. Call' 227-9363. 2tc2/20
1995 Mercury Grand
Marquis. 4 door, AT, AC, V8.
Just 80,000 miles. Excellent
condition. $4650. Call 960-
4464. ltc2/20
1998 Ext. cab Dodge Ram, 4
wheel drive, 360. Call 647-.
3106. 2tp2/20

1996 Nissan XE Pickup. 5
speed, AC, $4450. Call 960-
4464. ltc2/20
For Sale a 1972 Rambler 5th
wheel, ab. 35 ft. Can be seen
at Islander RV Park in
Mexico Beach. Asking
$2,000. Please call 229-1771
or 229-2596. ltp2/20
1998 Chevy S10 LS pickup. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. Call 960-4464. Ite2/20
For Sale 1962 Cushman
Metermaid truck, trans-
formed into Ice Cream Truck.
Needs work, asking $200.
Call 229-2596 or 229-1771.'

1999 Chevy S10 LS extended
cab. 68,000 miles, one
owner, V6, AT, AC. Newly
$7950. Call 960-4464 tnc2/20,
1991 Chevy Silverado, Reg.
cab, fully loaded, custom
package, 350 engine, new
paint & low miles, $5,250.
Call 647-2848. 4tp2/13
1992 Avion 5th wheel 34',
great condition, $14,900.
Call 850-227-7699. 4tp2/6
1999 Dodge Conversion Van.
Only 22,000 miles, excellent
condition, TV/VCR, 2 CD
Players,: leather 'seats, etc.
Sell for $15,850 or OBO.1Call
850-227-2185. 4tp2/6

14' aluminum boat with 25
hp Johnson motor and galva-
nized trailer, All been in
water only one time. Call
227-1253. 2tp2/20

Fiberglass 15 ft. boat with
trailer, $600 OBO. Call 227-
9363. 2tp2/20
17' Boston Whaler with 88
Johnson motor, center con-
trol, drive on trailer, new
Bimini top, stainless railings.
motor has 50 hours, $6,200.
Call 229-2660 or 229-9408.

1994 Eagle .15' boat. 29hp
Evinrude, electric start, foot
operated trolling motor, new
drive-on galvanized trailer,
Huminbird, fresh water only.
Excellent condition., $2800.
Call 960-4464. ltc2/20



Registered Home

Debbie Croft,

'9 l3

Loving, Family

Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Now accepting,
applications for
ages 2 and over

Call Now
i or r0more


261 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Stbrage Units
"Access 24/7"

1996 48 HP Evinrude, con-
trols, cables, less than 100
hours, excellent condition,
$1,800. Call 850-648-6670
nights. 2tp2/13
1996 Trophy 20 ft walk
around, excellent condition,
fully equipped, $12,000. Can
be seen at 405 Texas Drive,
Mexico Beach. Call 678-344-
7837. 4tp2/6

Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. $650,000.
Call for details. 850-229-
1929. tfc2/6

House for rent, 3 bedroom,
living room, kitchen, 1 1/2
.'bath, all new furniture and
appliances inc. W/D.
Beautiful. 405 Texas Drive,
Mexico Beach. Short walk to
beach at 7th Street. May-
Sept., $500 a month; Oct.-
April, $800. Call' 678-344-
7837. 4tp2/20
Apartment in new two story
town house, good neighbor-
hood, near down town, 2
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, wash-
er, dryer, stove, dishwasher,
microwave furnished, large
garage, upper deck, available
March 1st. Call 648-2801.
Furnished trailer at
Overstreet. Call 648-5306.

GulfAire Townhouse, 1 bed-,
room, 1 bath plus loft, all
appliances including washer
& dryer, pool, tennis court,
$575 a month plus deposit.
Call 648-8007., 2tp2ya2t0.

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. trc2/6

Long Term Rental Mexico
Beach Semi-furnished, 2
bedroom mobile home,
recently remodeled, clean
and all new with large
screened in porch. Large
shaded lot in quiet neighbor-
hood. Located two blocks
from beach, $450 monthly
plus utilities. By appoint-
ment only. Call 647-5450
after 4:00 pm EST. Qualified
applicants only. 2tp2/13

Tyndall ims

Job Opportunities

Tyndall Federal Credit Union,
with over $611 million in assets
and 80,000 members, is seeking
candidates for the following position:

Financial Sales Representative
Port St. Joe Branch

The primary functions of this position
are to cross-sell all Credit Union prod-
ucts and services and to respond to any
questions or needs of members regard-
ing all products including account and
lending services.

The successful candidate will have a
high school diploma or General
Education Degree, (GED), plus one
year's experience in a credit union,
bank, or similar financial institution; or
an equivalent combination of education
and experience. Interpersonal skills are
essential. Knowledge of Field of
Membership, Credit Union services,
products, policies, procedures,. and
transactions is required. Basic to inter-
mediate level Microsoft Windows, Word,
Outlook, and Excel experience desired.

We offer a competitive salary/benefit
package. For an opportunity to join the
staff of this progressive credit union,
please submit an application to the
Human Resource 'Specialist, Tyndall
Federal Credit Union, 3109 Minnesota
Ave., Panama City, Florida 32405.

2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico.
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. .faio

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. tfc2/6

Rental Furnished 2 bed-
room, 2 bath with covered
boat dock on the canal in
Mexico Beach. New
Construction. Available
October 1st. $950 a.month.
Contact .Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty' at,
850-648-1010. tfc2/6
Large, 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom 'apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, .dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. trc2/6

3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home, garbage, water & cable
included. 1st & last months
rent required. Call 850-648-
5033. 2tp2/13
Available March 3rd at
Mexico Beach. Nice 2 bed-
room, 2 bath 14x70 unfur-
nished mobile home with
central H/A and washer &
dryer hookups. Located on
nice corner lot, 400 yards
from beach, 10x10 storage,
shed, $700 month with utili
ties or $475 month without
utilities, $250 damage
deposit. References required.
Call 648-5905 after 7:00 pm.

4 bedroom house for lease,
newly remodeled, 4th Street,
St. Joe, commercial or resi-
dential. Call 770-719-8314
or 850-227-7813. 4tp2/13
2 ,bedroom, 2 bath unfur-
nished duplex, close to
beach, nice neighborhood,
$550 month, plus. deposit.
Call 648-5476. 2tp2/13
100x30 warehouse building
for rent in Port St. Joe, $800
a month. Call. 706-202-2012
or email Pennyc@mmba
thens.com. 4tpl/30
1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.
155 Beach Street, St. Joe
Beach. Stove, refrigerator.
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off Highway 98, $550,
monthly, $250 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfc2/6
4 bedroom, 2 bath with many
extras on 5 lots Red Bull
Island, high & dry, fairly new
manufactured home. For
rent or land contract $600 a
month. Call 229-759-8849.
I 3tpl/30

Mexico Beach Unfurnished
house; 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all
appliances, CH&A, $750
month. Call 648-5424. atie/9
Apart./Homes fortR1ent: 1"'-' 3
BR apart/duplexes/homo$B'
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn &"
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for,
more info. tfc2/6
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tfc2/6
2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment, energy efficient on
South Hwy. 71, $425 per
month. Call 639-5102 for'
more information. tfc2/6

Used furniture for sale.

Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc2/6

Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 2296374

Yard' Sale Hide-A-Way
Marina Motel. Parking Lot -
3601 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach,
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 22; & 23,
8:00 am till. Used motel fur-
nishing, beauty shop. equip-
ment, catering; equipment,
house and kitchen .wares,
lots of misc. and lots 6f great
junk. In case of rain .change
to Sat. & Sun., March 1,,& 2.

Yard Sale 1406 Palm Blvd.,
Sat., Feb. '22. Clothes, enter-
tainment center, glass ware,
lots of odds & ends. ltp2/20,

Yard Sale 1610 Long Ave.,
Sat., Feb. 22, 8:00 am till.

Yard Sale 519 4th Street,
Port St. Joe, Sat., Feb. 22,
8:00- 12:00. Rain will cancel.'

The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
experienced Office Clerk(s).
Position(s) p/t or f/t.
Responsibilities include com-
puter skills in all MS pro-
grams, answering and redi-
recting incoming calls, must
be able to handle multiple
tasks and must have
accounts payable and book-
keepinm skills. Ability to'take
and transcnbe council meet-'
,ing niintites a plus. Must be
well organized, professional,
and able. to resolve problems
on own initiative. Experience
and references will be veri-
fied. The City of Mexico
Beach offers a full benefit
package for f/t. Applications
available at Mexico Beach
City Hall,. 118 N. 14th Street,,
Mexico .Beach, Florida or
submit resume to City of
Mexico Beach, 'P.O. Box
13425, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. Phone: 850-648-
5700. EOE/Drug Fee
Workplace. ltc2/20
Now hiring for all positions. '
Sunset Coastal Grill, 227-,
7900. tfc2/20


Many companies are down-sizing, lay-
ing off, reducing staff. Not us. We're grow-
ing. We need hard working people who want

to earn more following our successful plan.
Our insurance sales reps average

about $40K after just the first year. There's
on-the-job training, health insurance, dental,

401K, and a retirement plan. Plus, the folks
are just plain friendly. Let's talk. No obliga-
tion. Strictly confidential. Call us.

Liberty National I
Life Insurance Company


Graphic Design



Graphic Design
/Typesetting' Production.
Excellent computer and lan-
guage skills required (prefer-.
able with Mac's).
.Considerations include ,expe--
nence In Quark,.Photo Sh.p.'
Freehand and Illustrator.
Newspaper and',or print pro-
duction. experience a plus:
Send resume to: The Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 305.
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
drop off at 209 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Je. tfc2/20,
The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
Full-Time position of
Police Officer Patrolman
1. Must meed FDLE requireL
inents. to include L.E. FDLE
certihcauon. People. oral &
written corrmmurcaLion. alnd
some computer skills essen-
tial. Applicant ,'needs to
reside within a 30 min. comn-,.
gjiute'from Mexico Beach..
Applications will be reviewed
on February 28, 2003. Call
for application information
850-648-4790. .The City of,
Mexico Beach is an EEOCi
provider. .tc2/20
The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
a position in the Sanitation
* Department. Applicants
either must possess a Class
B CDL or obtain one within'
the first 3 months of employ-
ment. Applications may be
obtained at City. Hall, 118 N.
14th Street, Mexico Beach,
FL, Monday through Friday
from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM CST.
This position will re'ma.in
open until filled. The City of
Mexico Beach is a "drug free
workplace and an Equal.
Opportunity Employer. /220o

Growing United -Methodist
Church in beautiful Gulf
Coast community seeks full-
time position for establishing
activities, services, and pro-
grams as an integral compo-
nent of the church's ministry'
to chddren 'and ,their- fanmi-*'
lies, both within the chUrcfl-
and as outreach to the'eb ti-
munity. Applicants should be
of strong Christian'character
who seek to work in an active,
ministry. Education pre-,
ferred in an appropriate,
degree field, and/or equiva-
lent relevant experience
working directly with chil-
dren and their families with
an emphasis in religious
education, ,,spiritual develop-
ment. and childhood devel-
opment. Current church pro-
grams for children include:
children's' choir, children's'
church, : after-school pro-
grams, and Vacation Bible
School. Position reports to
the Senior Minister,, with liai-
son to the Committee on
Children, and the Pastor-
Parrish Relations Committee.
Position available effective
May 1; Salary and benefits
based on education and
experience. Dead-line for
applications is April 1. Apply
in writing with a description
of related education, relevant'
job experience, salary'
requirements, and provide at
least three references to:
PPR Committee, P.O. Box
266, Port St. Joe, F1.32456.


Engine & Transmission Service
Tire Service
Specializing in
GM Transmission
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Owned /

id Residential
Termite & Pest Control
Temile Trealments Restaurant
Molel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
Real Estate (W0OO) Reports Construction Siles
Socializing in Vacation Rental Properties
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products

Fisher's Building Supply
has an opening for a full
time' employee. Must be
able to work Saturdays. Pick
up application at 848 Hwy.
22, Wewahitchka. For more
information call 639-5102.
S tfc2/20

Dependable Working
Kitchen Manager with expe-
rience in staff supervision_
and quarttu food produc.-
fion, needed to join a winning
team in our long term care
facirL. Knowledge of state
regulations. 5arntabton stapn-:
dards a pli-. Good Pay and
benefits available for the
right person. Reliable cooks!
full and part-time, also need,
to join our team. Hospital pr;
nursing home experience,
Apply to:
Bay St. Joseph Care
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 .

The Gulf County Chamber,
of Commerce is seeking an
ambitious, creative, innov-,
atiye, hardworking, indi-
vidual to perform assistant:
director: duties. Knowledge
of QuickBooks, Excel,
Publisher, etc. beneficial
Excellent people sKills a
must & reliability essential.
Can you help our county
gro9? Salary commensurate
with experience. Send,
resume to Chamber
President, 319 Williams Ayve,
Port St. Joe, FL 32 4 56 t .

Toucan's now hiring host-
esses, fry cooks, grill cooks
& dishwashers. Call Paul at
648-4301 for itnc e'. 112(20
Help Wanted, local drywall
company. Call 227-8140 if-
interested. tp lt2/20.

AC duct installers needed.
Must have valid, drivers
license. Please call GW
Service at 229-9125.2tc2/20
B1puntstown Truss Ims.AW4,
opering-bfbor 'a compofentq
sawyer,'O, exp. required:'
Contact John @ 674-8410

Gulf Coast Community;
College Student Activities
Specialist To coordinate &
direct student activities, spe-i
cial events, formation of;
campus organizations and
,the Student Activities Board.
Requires Bachelor's degree
or related professional expe-
rience. Experience in student
government or student activ-,
ities preferred. Salary range.
starts at $20,000/yr.,
Deadline to apply is 3/7/03.
Adjunct Instructors:
Mathematics To teach
remedial and degree courses.
.Requires :a Bachelor's or
Master's degree with 18+
graduate hrs.' in the field of,
Natural Science Master's
degree with 18+ graduate
hrs. 'in the field of instruc-
Social Science Master's
degree, with 18+ graduate
hrs. in the field of instruc-'
tion. '
These positions are Open-
Until Filled. For more details'
visit our website:
www.gc.cc.fl.us or Job Line:"
850-873-3540. GCCC is an
EA/EO employer. Minorities'
and females strongly encour-
aged to apply. ltc2/20.

Robert E. King DDS


Dentistry .

325 Long Avenue.

Hours By Appointment



Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976

Port-o-let Rentals
*Daily ,,
*Monthly I

Your \
Serving 7nit Conmmunity Since 1976

For sale a captains bed, sin-
gle, brand new, asking $200.
Please call 229-1771 or
2229-2596. ltp2/20
Bedroom suite for sale -
headboard & foot board, full
mattress & box springs,
dresser & mirror, chest of
drawers. Call 229-6221. 2,p2/o

For Sale: Washer. $125; Gas-
drver. SI 15: Big wheel lawn
mower, $65; STD wheel lawn
mower, $55. All in good con-
dition. Call 647-2570. 2tp2/13
For Sale, Portable bar, wicker
& rattan white wash finish,
new with glass top, $45,0
OBO. Call 229-1984. 3tc2/i3
Pier One wrought Iron table
with nice glass top and, 3
matching chairs, downsizing
and need more room. Extra
chair can be bought @ Pier
One, $175 firm. Call 227-
9047. 2tc2/13
For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message, tfc2/6


Southern Living looking for
sales rep for its new at
home party plan division.
fun, lucrative income. Low
start up. Call susan at 1-
800-206-7864 access #06.

Enthusiastic, Dedicated
and Team Oriented
For Progressive
and Growing In-house
Rehab TEAM
Full-time or Part-time
Competitive Salary
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center
Please call Steve Kloss (561)
627-0664 ext. 151
Fax Resume to
(561) 799-7982
Or email Resume to

Pizza maker/Delivery per-
son for Slice & Ice in
Mexico Beach, must be 18
years old with drivers
license. Call Lisa at 648-
4301 for appointment. 3tc2/13

Executive Secretary Busy
office needs a talented, ver-
satile administrative profes-
sional working directly for
company president. Must be
able to handle multiple
tasks. Assisting In the prepa-
Jration of specifications and
contracts: for submittal to
customers. Responsible for
official company correspon-
dence, including' sales offers.
Coordinates executive travel.
Computer skills in all
Microsoft programs required.
Company offers excellent
pay, health insurance, 401
(k), and vacation. Apply in
person or submit resume to
Eastern Shipbuilding Group,
134 S. East Ave., Panama
City, FL 32401. 2tc2/13

Anyone from Port St. Joe
interested in being a sub-
stitute carrier for the Cape
San Blas area, please call
Shirley at 227-7759.2tp2/13

Assembly/Fab Utility
Person Local manufacturer
seeking capable individual
for full time employment.
Physically, must be able to lift
f00 pounds -on a routine
basis. Hourly wage depen-
dent on skill and experience.
Drug test required. Call 850-
227-2057 for an application
or fax resume to 850-227-
1457. 3tc2/13

W allaoei Pump & Supply,.
now hiring for inside sales.
Apply in person, '524 15lit'
Street, Mexico Beach, FL. .,,.*

Now taking applications for
seasonal and full time posi-
tion. All positions available.
Good pay and benefits to
motivated persons. Apply at
The Fish House Restaurant.
: tfc2/6

Laborers need for
Landscaping crew. Drug
Free Workplace.iApply in per-
son @ Coastal Design &
Landscape, 2492 Bayview
Drive, Highland View. tfc2/6

Resident Trust
Now taking applications for a
resident trust clerk must be
organized and dependable-
computer, billing experience
Apply to:
Bay St. Joe Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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-
3624. 4tc2/6

Established local company
looking for Receptionist
/Secretary. some word pro-
cessing. and general office
skills required. Hours 8:30-
5-30, Monday-Friday with 1
Hour lunch. Salary based
upon qualifications. Please
send resume or summary of
experience to: Ref:
Employment, C/O The Star,
PO Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Include address',
phone and email address for
response, tfc2/6

: Floor Tech Needed
Experienced preferred, to
maintain floors in a ,120 bed
nursing facility.
Must be able to work
SIndependently and
Excellent benefits.

Apply to:.
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL

Auto Technician & Auto
Body Technician.
Experience required. Paid
dependent on experience.
Ask for James Henley at 639-
9737. 4tcl1/30

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
, experience. 850-227-7322,
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. tfc2/6

Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5995. tfc2/6

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.,
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.

Lost Anniversary band with
diamonds in Famnily Dollar'
parking lot around 1:00.
Reward offered if found
contact 850-263-3949. 6tp2/i3

Are looking for a fresh start;
something' new? If so, NHC
HOme Care is the place for
youl Our PORT ST. JOE
agency is a partner-friendly
homecare program seeking a
provide personal care to our
homebound patients.
Mileage reimbursed; benefits
available. Interested parties
may contact May Fuze,
administrator, at 229-8238
or apply locally at 418 Reid
Ave. in in Port St. Joe.
EOE/DFWP. ltc2/20

Broadband Level:
Broadband Code: 31-1011-1
Pay Band: 02
Class Title:-
Class Code: 5505
Position Number: 995505
Closing Date: 02/19/2003
Location: GULF
County 'GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$17.205.65 to $43,014.13
Contact Person:
PQORT ST. JOE, FL,. 32456
Phone:. : .
(850)227-1276, x 131
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
An Equal
Action Employer.
Special Notes:
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position. You may sub-
mit a hard copy of your,
application to the address
indicated in the announce-
ment. ltc2/20

"Sign on Bonus's are now
being offered to all
CNA's LPN's RN's
That join our
FUN Exciting team
AppLcations bring taken in
tie I .llo.-ng areas:
: CNA's '
(FT-PT-PRN) AIl Shifts
"" LPN "
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)

(PT Nights-Th/F/S)
Dietary Aides/Cooks

Housekeeping Needs
Apply in person to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
,Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package

ANTIQUES Historical
Florida sugar cane mill,
$265, will help load; Oak
armoire, very attractive,
$550; Dining room table,

Mahogany, $235; Display &
showcase,' Modern sleep
sofa, green/white stripe,
great quality, $175. Call 899-
7389 or 653-3894. 2tp2/20

Brenda Dygraf exerciser very
similar to Chuck Norris total
workout machine. Always
been inside, book and video
included, $125, OBO.
Excellent, condition. Call
227-9047. 2tc2/13

For Sale: metal building
10x20 wired for electric. You
move,' $1,500. Call 706-202-
2012 or e-mail

Variety of vinyl windows, ext.
& int. doors, make offer. Call
229-2660 ask for Bob. 2tp2/20

Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfleld 639-3600'

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else
Send your name & address-
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,:
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net ,c2/o

New 28x60 .deluxe home 3
bedroom, 2 bath, $1600
down. Payment as low as
$405 per month. 763-4266
Vance.. ,, Itc2/20

SSI/Disability Income? I
can get you approved. 1
$1000/mo. minimum
income to qualify; $100,
down, low monthly pay-
ments. Call D.C. Williams at
1-888-324-1514. Itc2/20

New 16x80 3 bedroom, 2
bath Zone 111, $27,900. Call
Vance at 763-4266. Itc2/20

New 2003' 1048 sq. ft. dou-,
blewide 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
Perfect starter home or beach
getaway. Payments as low as
$325/mo. 1-888-324-1514..

New selection of doublewides
as low as $999 down starting
as low as $305 per, month.
Call 763-4266.Vance. ltc2/20

able ALL AREAS, many to
choose form. Limited credit
okay. Apply now and move in
by sprintL! Call 1-.888-324-
1514 and ask for D.C. it-2/20

2 New .land, home packages
already set up. Possible 0
down. Interest rates as low
as '4.5% FHA &
Conventional. Call 625-0311.

TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc2/6

little as 1$50u down1itwo
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. ,M2/6

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. tfc2/6

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. tfc2/6

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
&, whistes. $47.900. Call Mr.
Acuon -t 522-9303 : tfc2/6

ZERO DOWN is, what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and-
:mprovements. 522-9300 or
527-1463 tfc2/6

Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action ','
522-9303 days or 527- 146.3
nights.. "tfc2/6

rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc2/6

ing, down on nev. turn key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.

WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.

Do you qualify to provide
Tigger an excellent home? He
is a 2 year old handsome fel-
low, 45 lbs. tan/orange fur
neutered, all shots, heart'
worm, free, intelligent, obedi-
ence trained, affectionate.
Needs fenced yard and
canine companionship.
Foster family leaving for
summer. Will bring him to
your home for mutual
inspection. Call 229-6383.

For Sale By Owner, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home approx
1700 sq. ft. Call 227-1593.

PITTMAN, Deceased
The administration of the estate
of DAISY LEE PITTMAN, deceased',
whose date of death was February 6.
2002, Is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division, File Number 03-06-PR; the
address of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costln, Sr
Blvd., Port.St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and

703 Nautilus Drive St. Joe
Beach. Walking distance to
Gulf. 3 bedroom, 2 bath all
brick with fire place, fenced
in back yard, $175,000. Call
850-873-6127 or 770-995-
2472. 4tp2/20

For Sale By Owner St. Joe
Beach 3 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, 5 minute walk to
beach, $232,000. Owners,
motivated. Call 850-647-
2504. 4tp2/20

Gorgeous Bay Front lot on
Sandbar Drive, Treasure Bay
Subdivision. Federal Flood
Insurance available.
$215,000. (850) 229-9766 or
(850) 227-6297. tfc2/20

Land for sale, 2 acres, Stone
Mill Creek. For more infor-
mation call 227-1143 or 227-
9353. 3tp2/6

Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
.bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4tp2/13

3 bedroom, 2 bath with
study, brick home, 2 story
barn 16x32 on 4.76 acres,,
fenced, Wewahitchka. Call
850-639-5072. 4tp2/6'

For Sale By Owner: 6 aores,
3 bedroom, :2 bath brick
home with fireplace,
inground pool, beautiful
trees, $162,900. Call 850-
639-3924 for appointment.

Janice Hall Construction
207 Monica Drive in Port
St. Joe. 1577 sq. ft. all
appliances plus washer &
dryer included. Call 229-
6859. tfc2/6

By Owner: 3 bedroom, 2
bath 1895 sq. ft., terrazzo
floors, 2 1/2 lots, Redfish
Street, Highland View. Call
227-2049. 4tp2/13

Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Investment & Residential
Joan Lovelace,
850-648-5767 ext. 106

For Sale By Owner: Water
Front Property, White City,
Florida, 2.69 acres. Boat
landing with fresh water or
salt water, fishing, excellent
for camping park., has walk
in freezer unit, horse barn &
horse training ring S750.0)' 10
owner rinanricing available
with 20-25% down.
Appointment only, call 850-
827-6852, Hal or Marty
Kirkland. tfc2/6

Do you need any fiber glass
work done? No job too big or
small, free estimates, Deck or
Boats. Fiberglass repair. Call
639-6360, 227-4621 or 819-
0478. 12tpl2/12

Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependable! Can provide ref- .
erences. Call Enca at' 227-
7851 leave message. -:f 2,.'6

removed, walls prepared
new paper hung Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-\Valls at
227-5197.,f c2..'6

S BID NO. 0203.B11
Ti'- Gulf County Board .of County
Commissioner- ill '..: e t,,i- f".:.",
any person, c.rnpj ,-', :- :..p:-, :n
interested In p'.: i,-ire -: I,.I'. ,i,- ,,
goods/service:. ;1
48Q' 36" galvanized asphalt
coted culvert pipe d

40' 18" galvanized asphalt coated
culvert pipe .
Specifications: Please provide 'prices
per foot for .these materials in both 14-
gauge pipe and. 16-gauge pipe.
Delivery date must be specified.
Questions should be directed to Road
Department Superienendent obby
Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this Is a
SEALED BID, and include the BID
Bids will be received until Friday.,
February 21, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd..
Room 148, Port St. Joe., FL 32456. and
the bids will be opened at this location
on Monday, February 24, 2003 at
10:00 a.m., E.S.T. :
'The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
By: /s/ Jerry W. Barnes,
Attest: /s/ Douglas C.
Birmingham, Clerk
Publish February 13 and 20, 2003

other persons, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this Court ON OR
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured.
contingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this Court
The date of first publication of
this Notice is February 20, 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Barbara Baxter
109 Apollo Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish February 20 and 27, 2003
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives notice
of Its intent to issue a permit to Mr.
Dennis Weaver, President, Barrier
Dunes/Seacliffs S.T.F., Inc. 200 Reld
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to sub-
stantially modify and expand an exist-
ing wastewater, treatment plant from
50,000 gallons per day to 80,000 gal-
lons per day on a monthly a ...ce
daily flow basis. The plant .-: ies-
secondary treatment by extended aera-
tion 'ictl'qited .ludffe pr"e"'s with
rarrl i nil ,: ) -I .J :I..rri lll. I 51, Is
located'at the north end of Cape San
Bias Road, on the west side Just before
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in
Gulf County. The effluent' discharges
by land application system" to rapid
infiltration basins : located at,
2944'33"N, longitude 85Y23'45",
The i-i-ni i.: i;.. anrd applica-
h.,l'i li1p' r j ail l.: b 1 ubl7 Inspec-
".i:- ,J riJilI Ir:,r'II Lu IIiT: hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays.
at Northwest District. Florida Dept. of
Environmental Protection, 160
Governmental Center, Pensacola, FL
The Department will Issue the
permit.with the attached conditions
unless a timely petition for an adminis-
trative hearing is filed under'Sections
120.569 and 120.57. Florida Statutes.
within fourteen days of receipt of
notice. The procedures for petitioning
for a'hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by, the
Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administa-
tive proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120:57, Florida
Statutes. The petition must.contain the
Information set forth below and must
be filed (received by the clerk) In -the
Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard. Mall Station 35.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4),
Florida Administrative Code, a person
may request enlargement of the time
for filing a petition for an administra-
tive hearing. The request must be filed
(received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel beforethe end of the
time period for filing a petition for anl
administrative hearing.
S emiii.:,-. s.led. by any: persons
othc -, I., in.,..e entitled to written
notice under Section 120.60(3). Florida
rul i ITi u .:,f 1, l'll...,l io -.'tourteen'
-a. .:.t ',,n'l:'i':n .:' 'i ri notice o
wi,tfL"i fourteen days of receipt of the
written notice, whichever -occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), Florida
Statutes, however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of
agency action may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of such notice,
regardless of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the
address indicated, above at the time of
filing. The failure of any person to file a
petition or request for enlargement of
time within fourteen days of receipt of
notice shall constitute a waiver of that
person's right to request an adminis-
trative determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 a nd 120.57 Florida
Statutes. Any subsequent intervention
(in a proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the discretion of
the presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with Rule 28-
106.205. Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes -the
material facts on Which the
Department',.'action is based must
contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner; the
name, address, and telephone .number
of the petitioner's representative, if
,any; the Department permit identifica-
tion number and the county In which
the subject matter or activity is located;
'b _titernnt o f how and when
each peur..r-..- re.:- a .:o notice of the
Department action:
(c) A statement of how each peti-
j.:..1 .j Iar:,i] : n lrl I.-| .I _;I z are rFft-.: ,
(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there are
none. the petition must so indicate;
I (e) A statement of facts that the
petitioner contend -T,-arra.nt r.-er'nl or.
modification oft'," rt':.-,h -. .:1:,r
(f0 A con: i .i'.i,.-': l :.,r I.e
ultimate facts e.ll 1 -c ell _-i ,-
rules and statutes which entitle the
petitioner to relief; and
(g) A statement of the relief
-..:.ur,i 1-:, 'I, p .t. ner, stating pre-
.:_ i, i, :.' : ,....., ,i-,t thie, petitioner
i i :u-.i: rrv. D,:fi- tr~ ei-, to take.
Because the administratlve.hear-
In'g process Is designed to fornimulate
final agency action, the filing of a peti-
tion means that the Department's final
action may be'different from the posi-
tion taken by it In this notice. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected bay any such final decision 'of
the Department have te e right to peti-
tion to become a party to the proceed-
ing, In accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.
J n addition to requesting an
administrative hearing, any petitioner
may elect to pursue mediation. The
election may be accomplished by filing'
with the Department a mediation
agreement with all parties to the pro-
ceeding (I.e., the applicant, the
Department, and any person who has
filed a timely and sufficient petition for
a hearing). The agreement must con-
tain all the. Information required by
Rule 28-106.404. Florida
Administrative Code. The agreement
must be received by the clerk in the
Office of. General Counsel opC the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, mall Station 35,

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ing described alleyway.
Block 2, Yon's Addition to
Beacon Hill, according to
the map or plat thereof on
file in Plat Book 1, Page 45
in the Office of the Clerk of
Court. Gulf County,
Notice hereof shall be published
one (1) time from the adoption of the
Resolution abandoning said roadway.
Board of County Commissioners
/s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham,

Publish February 20. 2003
The Port St. Joe Port / .Aty
will hold its regular monthly meeting
for February on February 24, 2003, at
5:00 p.m. E.S.T.. at the Gulf County
Public Library, Llbrary Meeting Room,
110 Library Drive, Port St.. Joe, Florida.
All who wish may attend and be heard.
Publish February 20, 2003

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, with-
in ten days after the deadline for filing
a petition, as set forth above. Choosing
mediation will not adversely affect the
right to a hearing if mediation does not
result in a settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573.
Florida Statutes, the timely agreement
of all parties to mediate will toll the
time limitations Imposed by Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes,
for holding an administrative hearing
and Issuing a final order. Unless other-
wise agreed by the parties, the media-
tion must be concluded within sixty
days of the execution of the agreement.
If mediation results in settlement of the
administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final order
Incorporating the agreement of the par-
ties. Persons seeking to protect, their
substantial interests that would be
affected by such a' modified final deci-
slo n must fil.: r..r r I'-,i .:.r.: i ,- .
fourteen days ,:f r :.I :.' -a' : ri:,ul:1
1 i-1 i-n.iii 5e .*.i ir.ed r,:. r.a ? ..m. -J..
Sections 120 '., r J 1. r.:.n-
Statutes. If mediation terminates with-
out settlement of the dispute, the
Department shall notify all parties In
writing that the administrative hearing
processes under Sections 120.569 and
120.57,'Florida Statutes, remain avail-
able for disposition of the dispute, and
the notice will specify the deadlines
that then will apply for challenging the
agency action and electing remedies
under those two statutes.
Publish February 20, 2003

Public Notice
State of Florida
Department of Environmental
You are hereby notified that 'the
''Department of Environmental
Protection has Issued a permit under
File Number -U 2 'f I... .1 L'FA
NICHOLS and ,trrjTTr tLE I 1.:.- r,t
construction o i I ..ir.,-, in i'
ill.dwelling, rrT i.:.,- _iUu,.tur, : i,:1- 1
,ties, excavatlo ,, IrI: p.] _:.'. -,r i.[ III
pursuant to Section' 161.053,. Florida
3ru : r- ,.: i.-.. .Between
:.,:. J... I., ,-, ". l ~n. J 548 feet
-..jrl .r [i L.:.a ,ient of
r-h.:,n,-e.r'il ..i.,:rl..,r : reference
monument R-103,' n Gulf' County.
Project address: Tract 5A; Cape San
Blas Gulfslde/Bayside, County Road
C-30E, Cape San Bias. The.permit and
construction plans, may be reviewed at
tlic' -:.ii.-.': .:f Bureiu' cf Bevghe- 3nd
w lIn"iJa R,: .:-ur.:,= *, 0 "',.:il
S %-i -,-1.e .r '[ Eullc irid B
Tallahassee, ri.:.-i'. -r.:.pc; .51 l-1 .-r
mit may "'- ] ii.h,3 %, ..:.,i.:.urc ri-.
Bureau oi Br:a.:rc': "d r. elip. 3
'Resources at i'', 4' 44'. :., o
writing to 3900 Commonwealth Blvd.,
mail Station 300. Tallahassee. Florida
Any person whose substantial interests.
are affected by any .decision of the
Department on the application has the
right to request an administrative
hearing in accordance with the provi-
slons of Sections 120.569'" nd. 120.57
of the Florida Statutes. Should you
desire an administrative hearing, your
request must comply with the provi-
slons of Rule 28-106.201 of the Florida
Administrative Code, as Indicated
below. Send requests fore hearings to
the Department of Environmental
Protection. Office of General. Counsel.
3900'Commonwealth Boulevard, Mali
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
The Department must receive the
request within twenty-one days after
your receipt of this notice. ,
When the-Department receives an ade-
quate and timely filed request for hear-
ing, the Department will request the
assignment of an administrative law
judge. Once an ''administrative law
judge is requested, the referring agency
will take no further action with respect
to the proceeding except as a party lit-
igant. as ,long as the Division of
Administrative Hearings has jurisdic-
tion'over the formal proceeding.
Rule 28-106.201(2) of the Florida
Administrative Code requires that a
petition or request for hearing contain
the following information: (1) The name
and address of each agency affected
and each agency's file or identification
number, if known; (2) The name,.
-jdr, -': ',',-- telephone number of the
p. i Tl ,,:n l,- i-:.."r, :..1i-,: c',.trd._
fp l,..,r'e u, .L. :-.-. jln-: i:.': l ,,:. :. r_-l:.,'".
address for service purposes during the
course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioner's substan-
tial interests will be affected by the
ag6icy determination; (3) A statement
of when and how, the petitioner
received notice, of the Department's
action: (4) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there are
none, the petition'must so Indicate; (5)
A concise statement' of ultimate facts
alleged, including the specific facts the
petitioner contends warrant reversal of
modification of the Department's pro-
posed action;: (6) A statement of the
Specific rules or statutes the,petitioner
contends require reversal'or modifica-
tion of the Department's proposed
action; and (7) a statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stating pre-
cisely the action petitioner wishes the
department to take with respect to the
Department's proposed-action.
Publish February 20, 2003

Request for Proposals
RFP Number 104
N.:,rfi f,,ri. -i a Clhii. E ei .l.:rre..i In.:
l -': q !uc prop. r .-: 1: It.:.r In, :hI .-
i: ru .: ir.:.n d,.:-..: I- .[ -u r n ': .. .:o .i u .:
u .:.I:, -i nlil'n l und ant ._'. I .:III I.
classrooms) In Wewahltchka" Florida
and renovation of 3 classrooms at the
South Gulf Early Childhood
Development Center In Port St. Joe,
Florida. The requirements for submit-
ting proposals and scope of, work may
be obtained from the Corporation's
Fiscal Officer In person at 200 North
Second In Wewah.':,it a .r b., ':r, Ji',-,
a ,TI[[' c. r yl-Ue l ,1 "I. l s ell a,3.' i' i
8 I '. i':-''p- .'' ii, ''ro Gerald
Tl -:.ip:.:. A 6- 'l ;'' .I l4 at PO
.: .._. K`.:rl..i n i-465. The
due date for proposals is March 10;
2003. "
Publish February 20'and 27. 2003 .
Request for Proposals
RFF IHumb,; l ,-,_ I
North Florida -tll. -' .*l.pr.ei'.l ii:
Is requesting pr. I."l.l- -, :ln- .i;:n .i.l-lf j
persons or entities for, the renovation of
a 2075 sq ft area located in
Wewah Itchka, Florida. the scope of
work to Include plans and ,specifica-
tions may be obtained from the
Corporation's Fiscal Officer at 200
North Second Street. In Wewahltchka
(Gerald Thompson @ 850-639-5080,ext
14) with a $50' deposit refundable If the
construction documents are.returned
within 10 days after the notification of
the award. The due date for proposals
March 10. 2003 prior to 4:00 p.m. This
Agency reserves the right to reject any
and all proposals.
Publish February 20 and 27, 2003
PURSUANT TO Section 336.10 Florida
Statutes, that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida
at its regular meeting.on the llth of
February. 2003. at 6:00 pm. after duly
advertised notice of hearing on said
matter, has closed vacated abandoned
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(850) 29-685

Get Ready for Winter!
D&C Home Repair
"All Types of Repair"
Drywall Painting, Carpentry
Winter Rates! No Job Too Small!
647-8052 or 899-3203

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199



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Your total landscape solution!

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Landscape design & implementation, wells & irriga- -t&
tion system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more! .

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Landscape & Turf Management

25 ars Experience -

Phone (850) 229-6859
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Trucking Tree Service
Wewahitchka, FL
850-639-3325 227-8289 (ceu)

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44 ft. lift Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580

Commercial & Residential
Total Landscape Solutions induding : Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You Can Count On

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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *

850-647-8963 4 850-227-6131
Free Computerized
Water Analysis
Chemicals Parts
H Above Ground Pools

Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Tours Today!
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(across from post office)
229-POOL (7665)

DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS, Aluminum *
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Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098

24 Hour



g .Office: 850-229-6018
', 'Fax: 850-229-8976
We offer services from land clearing to
port-o-let rentals!
Give us a caUfor a free quote! v
Serving The Community Since 1976

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Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service

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BUS. PHONE827-8429