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SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 50
Sharks/Gators Set to
Kick Off Friday
Preview w/Photos on Page 9A
Remote Control Air Show
In Wewa Sept. 5-7
Details on Page 1B
"Shark 100" Club Is
4 How to Join?-Page 8A
PD Reports Page 1B
Detailed Text on Pages 1-8C
School News Page 4B
Wewahltchka City Clerk Pam
Harden tendered her resignation
during Monday evening's city
Mrs. Harden gave board
members a two week notice of her
Intention during Monday's meet-
ing. She has served as Wewa's
clerk for three years.
Commissioners also decided
to save fireworks not used during
this year's planned fireworks dis-
play because of dry conditions
until July 4th celebration next
Sotle thought had been given
to firing off the display during the
Memorial Day weekend.
All Gulf Taxing
Two Years of
Shortfall in Taxes
Florida Coast Paper
Company, Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert, and the
Florida Department of Revenue
reached an out-of-court settle-
ment on a $1.2 million personal
Plans To Be
Placed on Nov.
"Slender You" president Bob
Clark -told Gulf County commis-
sioners Tuesday evening he hopes
to have .his exercise equipment
manufacturing company in opera-
tion shortly after the first of 1999.
Clark said the firm expects to
'hire somewhere between 10 and
20 employees during the initial
phases of the company's opera-
lion, which will be, located at
Costin Airport, near Jones
on Friday the 28th
The Groundbreaking Cere-
monies for the new replacement
school project and the Port St.
Joe Elementary renovations will
take place tomorrow, on Friday,
August 28, at 9:30 a.m., ET. The
celebration will be held on the site
where the new facilities will be
constructed. Everyone in the
community is invited to attend
and share in this historic, excit-
Entire County Now Votes 7 to 7 EDT
Nathan Peters, Jr. Amy Shackleford
Gulf EDC Will .
.. ; .. -- ,. .'
Inventory Land .
,. .. .
The Sites and Building -
Subcommittee of the Gulf County ."
Economic Development Commit- .
tee has begun a project to catalog -
all available industrial and com- -4 .
mercial sites and buildings In
When completed the Gulf X.
County Chamber of Commerce S.-
will Instantly be able to furnish
information to anyone seeking to "
locate a new business or industry -..',.
in Gulf County. In addition, the .':9 -
information will be entered into ,j,. ..
the Rural Economic Development-Z
database of Enterprise Florida so ,
that inquiries received on a :.
statewide level can be immediate-
ly referred to Gulf County. 7
If you own potential industri-
al or commercial property and/or
structures, ,I Gulf County. the .....
EDC is asking you to assist them
by filling out the, appropriate
Enterprise, Florida forms 'and
returning them to the .,Economic -,
Development Commit'ee. For -
more information, please see thew, a L rfI o'
e seWeCiorSubi oofrso E-g, s ro t lrnso elroiis,"ariAte
issue of The Star. on in the September 1st primary.
Go To Polls
For the first time in the
history of Gulf County, voters
will register their votes under
the same time zone in next
Tuesday's (September 1) pri-
Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson wants to
remind all voters that county
polls will be open between 7
a.m. and 7 p.m., Eastern
time, throughout Gulf
Lawmakers in Tallahassee
passed legislation last year
mandating that for voting
purposes only, polls will be
opened and closed within the
state's counties according to
the time zone of the county.
Robinson said Gulf County
was the only county in the
state that voted under two
different time zones at that
time. Polls will open at 6
a.m., CT, and close at 6 p.m.,
CT, for residents in the north-
ern half of the county
(Central time zone).
PREDICTS LIGHT TURNOUT
Robinson also issued her
concerns that voter turnout might
not be as well as she would like to
see in some portions of the coun-
tV', estimating that only 45%" of
registered voters would turn out
She suggested that the lack of
local races in the majority of the
county's precincts could dampen
Two county commission seats
-' -and- -Weia itchka--ti'Wetlectionrr
are the only items on the primary
ballot with local flavor.
Gulf County Judge Robert M.
Moore and School Board mem-
bers Oscar D. Redd (Dist.L Mar'
P. Pridgeon (Dist. 2) and Charlotte
Pierce (Dist. 4) were all unop-
posed in their bids for re-election,
and will return for another term
The District 2 and 4 county
commission seats. held by incum-
bents Billy, Traylor and Nathan
Peters, Jr., were the only two
county seats that, did register
District 2 incumbent Billy
Traylor (Rep.) has three oppo-
D. Montford and Dallas Jones (all
Democrats) signed up to compete
for that, seat.
In the District 4 race, incum-
bent Nathan Peters, Jr. (Dem.)
has had one candidate, Amy
Shackleford, (Dem.) qualify to vie
for his seat.
Wewahitchka Commission Race
Ralph M. Fisher and Brian
Cox qualified to run for the Group
4 Wewahitchka city commission
seat. Current Group 4 commis-
sioner Dallas Jones will not be
seeking re-election. He has quali-
fied to seek the county commis-
sion District 2 seat.
Tony Justice will return
unopposed as Group 3
Wewahitchka city commissioner
after drawing no opposition for
All balloting for the
Wewahitchka city elections will
take place at Precinct #1 (Wewa
Community Center). Wewa resi-
dents who vote at Precinct #2
(ambulance building) will need to
vote their city ballots at the
Community Center (Prct. #1) and
primary election ballots at
State Races on Primary Ballots
Several state races will also
appear on both the Democratic
and Republican ballots county-
wide next Tuesday.
On the Democratic ballot,
Bob Butterworth and Ellis Rubin
will be vying for a spot on
November's general election ballot
for Attorney General, against
Republicans David H. (Dave)
Bludworth and Fred Dudley.
For Commissioner of
Education, J. Keith Arnold. Ron
Howard and Peter Rudy Wallace
will appear on the Democratic
ballot, while Katheririe Harris and
(See VOTE on Page 3A)
property tax suit last week.
FCPC had filed suit on
November 20. 1997 protesting the
mill's tangible personal property
tax assessment for 1997.
A good faith payment of
82,674,445.80 was made to Gulf
County Tax Collector Eda Ruth
Taylor at that time, based on an
assessment of 8S134.989,245, the
amount the mill had petitioned
for in their reduction request.
Attorneys representing all
three parties hashed out a settle-
ment to the suit last Wednesday,
agreeing to an assessment of
Equipped with an artistic ren-
dering of phase one of the project,
he told commissioners that con-
struction of the 7,200 square foot
plant would get underway within
just a few weeks.
It was just over a year ago
that Clark first approached the
board with his plans to locate at
the Costiri Airport site. His firing's
announcement became part of an
Enterprise Florida/DOT grant
application proposal to pave arid
develop the airport complex.
Since that time, no grant
funds have been received for that
purpose, but Gulf County Chief
Administrator Don Butler said
things did look good for grant
funds applications to pave Cessna
Drive, which leads to the industri-
al park complex adjacent to the
Clark said future expansion
to Slender You's employee base
would be directly related to future
growth of the company. He was
optimistic that long term growth
potential was very good, and
already has plans for additional
construction at the complex.
Incentives / "Bed Tax"
Commissioners moved for-
ward with plans to put two impor-
tant questions on the November
general election ballot for local
voters to decide on.
8177 million for 1997 and S188
million for this year's (1998) per-
sonal property tax. FCPC was
assessed at 8196,152.700 in
"We're all pleased we have
this behind us," said Ferrel Allen,
FCPC General Manager.
Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert said Tuesday, "Anytime
you assess a property as large
and diversified as Florida Coast
Paper Company, it is a very com-
plicated process at best. It Is very
difficult to simply say these are
supported placing an incentives
package to promote new busi-
nesses and expansion of existing
businesses on the ballot.
That proposal would autho-
rize the Board of County
Commissioners to provide proper-
ty tax exemption as a part of an
economic development package
for Gulf County.'
Gulf County's Economic
Development Committee. along
with board members, have dis-
cussed on several occasions the
need for an incentives package in
order to compete with area mar-
kets in bringing jobs to Gulf
Tourist development is anoth-
er part of the diversificaton pack-
age being brought to the table.
Tourist Development Com-
mittee chairman Tommy Knox
told board members the commit-
tee held its first organizational
meeting last week and is moving
forward with plans to present a
tourist development tax ("bed
tax") proposal to the citizens of
The 2% tax would be paid by
visitors to the area renting or
lodging in local motels, hotels,
cottages or rental units. The TDC
estimates that somewhere
between $50,000 and $100,000
could be raised annually to help
promote tourism within the coun-
ty through the tax.
The TDC will meet next on
September 10th at 5:30 ET in the
the correct numbers."
Colbert went on to express
his appreciation to Florida Coast
representatives for their willing-
ness to work with him on ascer-
taining a value that represents
"They have been most courte-
ous and professional throughout
the negotiations," he said.
Members of the Gulf County
Commission, Gulf County School
Board and Port St. Joe City
Commission breathed a welcomed
sigh of relief with the news that a
board's meeting room at the
courthouse complex. The public
is invited to attend.
PSJ/Cbunty Sewer Workshop
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers and Gulf County commission-
ers held a joint workshop prior to
Tuesday's regular meeting to dis-
cuss expanding sewer service
throughout the southern portions
of the county..
County commissioner Tommy
Knox, city commissioner Charles
Tharpe, and Preble-Rish, Inc.
engineer Phillip Jones were
appointed to a committee to eval-
uate the idea and return to the
Joint board with some directions
on how to proceed and the feasi-
settlement had been reached.
All three governments have
either received or gotten confir-
mauon they could receive assis-
tance from the state to offset the
shortfall during the tax dispute
litigation time frame. But, the
long term effects of the suit had
the potential to drastically impact
Gulf County stood to lose
nearly .$450,000 annually, the
Gulf County School Board
approximately $490,000, and the
City of Port St. Joe $320,000.
ability of the expansion.
City commissioners have
received a commitment from St.
Joe Company to help with the
project as it relates to its proper-
ties west of Port St. Joe (toward
St. Joe Beach).
Plans are also being dis-
cussed to provide sewer service
east of Port St. Joe, including the
Cape, Indian Pass and possibly all
the way to the Franklin County
City commissioners are plan-
ning to put the question on
November's general election ballot
(See NEW PLANT on Page 3A)
Free Entrance Day at St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
The Department of
Division of Recreation and Parks,
and management of St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park have
announced plans to hold a Free
Entrance Day on September 5 in
support of the Second Annual
(Boat launch fees of $2.01 will
still be in effect.)
Activities will include the fol-
lowing: ongoing slides, videos,
and information on environmen-
tal activities at the park's visitor
center and hourly walks, featur-
ing discussions on dune ecology,
which will meet at 10:00 and
11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, and
3:00 p.m. (All times are Eastern.)
Other activities will include
free boat safety'inspections by the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from
10:00 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park opens at 8:00 a.m. and clos-
es at sunset. Please come and
enjoy the beach ranked best in
the continental United States for
FCPC Personal Property Tax Dispute Settled
"Slender You" Hopes to Have Plant In Operation by New Year
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS HIMSELF in a pickle; a great
big sour onel Pundits surmise he is in worse trouble at home
than he is with the rest of the nation.
Bill Clinton has lost all respect most people ever had for him
as a national figure. He certainly isn't our idea of a leader. May-
'be we expect too much. But we have a right to expect the, leader
of the free world to be circumspect in, his behavior and man
enough to resist temptation, especially from young girls nearly
the age of his own daughter.
Certainly, we don't expect the kind of wishy-washy apology
he offered the nation when he was caught and proven delin-
quent. Much was made over Ken Starr's expenditure of $40 mil-
lion to prove his case against the President, but the President
could have had something to do with that by owning up to his
sins when they were first brought out, instead of adamantly de-
SWE, LIKE THE FLORIDA DELEGATION, approve of his ac-
tion of retaliation, against the embassy bombers. We know, there
are those who claim, his driving reason was to divert attention
from his other problems, and that may well be true. There has
been no retaliation over past instances. It was long overdue, we
have turned enough cheeks.
The north African nations have expressed their opposition to
the bombings, but what did you expect? Support? They didn't
disapprove, vocally, of the embassy bombing, so why. should we
expect their approval at the retaliation?
Even if President Clinton retaliated to remove world-wide at-
tention from his personal problems, we believe he slipped up
and did the right thing in ordering the bombing.
THE AFFECTED NATIONS fumed and fussed at what they
were going to do to the United States, but we believe their ac-
tions will be tempered with a little caution in the future, espe-
cially since they now realize they cannot strike us with impunity.
And, it .took 'a President in trouble'with his people to strike
the blow which resulted in their caution.
INTEREST IN ADJACENT SUPPORT businesses to comple-
ment the new marina is beginning to grow. Expressed desire of a
Thomasville. Ga., businessman, already voicing his willingness
to make a substantial investment is a positive move which
speaks well for the marina project to be a profitable one.
A 60 to 70 unit motel is more than a fair size motel. It's not a
We're going to see more of this rush to get in on the ground
floor of the marina complex. They're already starting. and not
just motels, either. There's restaurants, shops, supplies and oth-
er kinds of firms which hope to get the nod to locate a place of
The City will test the waters, come October, to see just how
ankiokus these people are. Requests are'slated to go'-tatt seeking
tenants fdrl these some 14 acre'surrounding-.the maril f'.Inblal- '
nation. It'll be time to fish or cut bait! -' ...
THE PROPOSED DEVELOPER remarked. "You have a beau-
tiful site plan for their marina." We know that, but do we know
just how desirable It is? This developer isn't like several would-
be developers we have attracted over the years. They have want-
ed us to put them in business with concessions promised.
The man is willing to put up his own money and offers a tour
of his other developments in order to see just how his other en-
terprises are run to prove he is no fly-by-night operation.
In the past, we have had to beg, court and offer concessions
in order to make firms even express an interest in developing
here. This matter of asking for the opportunity to enhance one of
our developments is a refreshing one.
OH, WE KNOW WE'RE BUILDING THIS marina for our peo-
ple to use. But what's wrong with sharing with people who al-
ready have money to invest?
We need outside money for development. Our entrepreneurs
are partially stymied by familiarity and seem unable to see the
forest for the trees. Capital from outside the state, or outside the
county will be very welcome, indeed!
Let's not discourage it in any manner.
Waltzing With My Darling .
Folks, Ive got to give this job.
up. I can hear you applauding
from here. When people start tak-
ing this stuff I'm slinging out seri-
ously-it's time for me to hit the
Listen, I'm not here to insult.
maim, embarrass, single out, fold,
spindle or mutilate.
It's.supposed to be humor. .,.4i
intend with every fiber of my heart
for it to be harmless. There is cer-
tainly no malice-hidden, implied,'
or otherwise--in my little blurbs.
I don't have "an agenda"
except for maybe a smile or two.'
This world can eat you alive if you
frown your tway through., it.
Com'on, lighten up.!, i
And yes, I said, "It's supposed
to be funny." I'm writing these,
things under the pretense that'
weak humor is better than no
I wouldn't purposely hurt any-
body's feelings for anything in the
world. That would be in direct con-
flict with what I'm trying to do
here. So, before I hang up my No.2
soft lead pencil forever, let me say
I'm sorry . .
I apologize to even' female that
was born in Tennessee. raised In
Tennessee, has a great aunt living
In Chattanooga, has ever driven
through Tennessee, knows some-
one from Tennessee. has listened
to the Grand Ole Opry. has seen
pictures of the Tennessee River .
I just casually, off-handed a,
couple of weeks back mentioned
about a mother coming down from
Tennessee to "check on things"
around my house. I might have
Implied that this lady could have
been snooping out "some inside
Information" on my family. I think
her daughter dating my son had
something to do with her trip. And
that part about the big rawboned
women from Tennessee jumping
on a man like a dog on a bone was,
strictly thrown in for humor!
Let me tell you something, the
big rawboned women from
Tennessee didn't think It was very
funny at all!
The cards and letters and
death threats Just keep piling in.
Lord-a-mercy, I'm beginning to
understand why they call it the
volunteer state. You offend one of
their big women-you've got to
fight 'em alll
Martha Harstep. or Harshep (I
couldn't make out the last name),.
wrote from Murfreesboro. "You lit-
tle drip, you come up here and I'll
show you what us rawboned
Tennessee girls do with weak-
kneed, yellow-livered, sniveling
I decided not to quibble with
her over me not exactly :being a
Aunt Beatrice called from
Lawrenceburg. "No more iruta-
bagers and peach pie for you!"
Thelma Moyer sent word from.
Knoxville, "You newspaper people
are all alike,' yu hide behind your
keyboards, intellectual editors and
the first amendment! You wouldn't
know. a real lady, if she knocked
you. down racing to the red tag
sneaker sale at J C Pe nneys!" .
Mother called from West
Tennessee. "Son. you were a little
harsh My own Mother for
Let me try, to the best of my
ability, to straighten all of this out.
First, my son can marry who-
ever he falls in love with and
chooses to ..... .As long as they
have money. And I like 'em. And
their mothers don't come down
" here and meddle in my private
affairs. And I don't have to look
up to 'em. Or be afraid of'em.
Second. I promise from hence-
forth and forevermore not to judge
even' female from Tennessee
based on my memories of Nlan' E.
Pendleton. Nlary E. was the biggest
girl in our sixth grade class. Come
to think of it. she was the biggest
girl in our fifth grade class, and
our fourth grade class, and our .
Mary F. would sit on you at
recess and near 'bout crush the
life out of you. For reasons known
only to her, she ."set her cap" for
me back in elementary school and,'
let me tell you, she was like onrie of
those Tennessee snapping turtles
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Records of Past Happenings Are a
WHEN YOU START remem-
bering and comparing things as
they are today and the way they
were 50, 40, 30, or even 10 years
ago, it's sort of frustrating and a
Here at The Star we have a
new employee who happens to be
a DCT student. He's a noisy indi-
vidual. He was here a week before
I even knew he wasn't, a mutel
Just a big, silent type of individu-
al who gets his job done without
a lot of conversation.
I'm afraid he has at least one
fault though, which we shouldn't
hold against him. He looks like he
eats a lot... or else he is well fed
.. one or the other.
.We had a long-time employee
at one time who categorized us.
Jack Leslie was a jolly black man
who operated our presses for sev-
eral years, until his new wife
lured him off to Tampa.
Jack used to say, 'You are
the craziest white people I ever
saw. You can lay money down on
a table and it will stay there until
- :: ETAOIN SHRDLU
S. by Wesley Ramsey
the owner finally claims it 'But, if
one of you lays something'to eat.
down, it disappears in seconds"
That assessment is the rea-"
son I dare not articulate my sus-
picions about Danny eating too
much or too often.
ONE DISTURBING thought
about Danny happened the other
day when I was signing his first,
The legend on the stub listed
the number of hours he worked,
the rate he was paid for each
hour, overtime, contributions,
etc. Well, I noticed his rate of pay,
especially. "It was. the minimum
. wage of $5.15 per hour.,
Suddenly it hit me like a ton
of bricks. This young fellow gets
paid as much for one hour's work
as I did for the entire first week I
worked at gainful employment.
Actually, he received .15
,more than I did, and he didn't
have to carry in a single stick of
We both were about the same
age, but that's where the similari-
I WAS ALERTED to the
changing times earlier in the day
at Rotary Club meeting. I was
ready to be cognizant of the dif-
Shock At the
ference paid in wages, now and
nearly 50 years ago.
George Core gave our pro-
gram, based on some old records
he had saved over the years.
George is a self-confessed pack
rat. He has box after box'of "use-
ful" items such as gasoline ration
tickets, from the Second World
War, copies of the call to selective
service Ithe draft call for young
men], a Port St. Joe telephone di-
rectory for 1953 and a host of
other 'valuable' items. '"
One of the priceless items he
had was a telephone directory of
St.' Joe Paper Company, dating
back to January 1941. There
were 28 phones in the ,mill at the
time. Today, the mill has its own
switchboard and everybody who
has a desk, also has a phone!
Just for information, the
number of The Star back in 1941,.
Nobody hardly ever called
anybody else by number. Usually
it was, "Mrs. Suber, .get me
'John'. I thinly
Drug Store." S
already left t
home, but Mr
the other half
to the phone.
ter, and mry
was a student
have been moi
tion George hi
first budget ev
k he's at'LeHardy's Port St.. Joe had. a census in
3ure enough, he had 1940, of 2,390. About. 850 of
the drug .store f6r these lived in the settlement
rs. Suber-or one of known as Kenny's Mill; a large-
dozen operators -at sawmill which operated where the
nd him and:got him Wastewater Treatment Plant is
there was also Mrs. Another tidbit of history re-
Singletary, her sis- vealed by Core was that the comn-
wife, Frerichie, who "' mtinity of Highland View attemipt-'
t trainee. There may ed to incorporate back in 1957 in
re. order to be eligible to receive a
portion of the state's race track
S..moey; money ultimately used to
tPIECE of inform: -.finance the present high school.
id was a opy of the ,' ai t 15
rer drawn uD bv.the The vote'failed 157 to 105.
new Gulf County for tle fiscal
It contained the startling total
of $102,750. .
, Doug Birmingham, current
county financial officer was
present and said the most recent.
budget totalled 8.5 MILLION dol-
-Now, that's progress!
The county had a census of
6,951 in 1940-twice that
FOR THOSE OF YOU who
have always wondered, the Monu-
,ment Was installed and dedicated
back in January 11, J1922, before
Gulf County was ever created.
The Monument was put in
place by a team of mules and
commemorates the centennial of
the Constitutional Convention.
The document was approved and
adopted in 1837, with statehood
following close behind.
-- THE STAR- P.stmaster: ...
S R Send Address Change to:
USPHS 51880 THE STAR
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 WillioamsAvenue post Office Box 308
Port St.joe, 'Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc. Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL, Phone (850) 227-1278
Wesley R. Ramsey', .... Editor & Publisher, President S. ECOND-CLASS POSTAGE
William H. Ramsey .. .. .. Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey ....... Treasurer, Office Manager PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
Shirley Ranisey ......- ?Graphic Design/Bobkkeeper ." WEEKLY PUBLISHING
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS v-
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions ii advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable-for damage further than
amount received for such 'advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed.
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces; The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.. .
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Hunker Down Whti Kes by KesleyColbert
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
I a U
Annual "Scallop Day Festival
Everyone in the community is
eagerly awaiting Port St. Joe's
Second Annual Scallop Day
Festival, which promises to be a
day full of wholesome family fun,
delicious food, and small-town
Southern charm. The festival will
be held on September 5 at Frank
Pate Park in Port St. Joe, from
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET.
An assortment of talented
local entertainers will be perform-
.. i -,
Work began last week on a new business in Wewahitchka on Highway 71 near the Lake Alice Park..
The building is being constructed by John Popham of Georgia and will be leased to General Dollar Store
upon completion. It is projected that the business will be open by Thanksgiving.
Arizona Supporting Scallop Day
The Environmental Steward-
ship Council of Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant is a
sponsor of the 1998 Scallop Day
at St. Joseph Bay, scheduled for
September 5. The council will pro-
vide paper for programs and
brochures, and members will
offer their assistance to ensure
that the festival runs smoothly.
in addition, council members
will staff a booth at the festival to
distribute information about
Arizona Chemical and the envi-
ronmental stewardship activities
at the Port St Joe plant.
Jim Newton, plant environ-
mental specialist, who is serving
as entertainment chairman of the
festival said, "We are I
Participate and co-spc
festival. It will help ed
public about the envi
(From Page 2) significance of the bay,
provide an entertain
be fore l-'unders. munlty activity.As a cor
I couldn't get a girl to go out -hope tn'tiform nt6ir 6
with me in high about the envtronmrenta
with me in high school-they were ship activities at the pla
all afraid of Mary E. How big was our community and w
she? Listen. she'd come out to the our community and w
baseball feld with us and we'd let
her play third base, shortstop
and left field at the same time Our Readers
I realized early In life my only 'VWrite
escape would be to marry someone
bigger and meaner than Mary E. T t r
Thrd if I ever write another letters
Third. if I ever write another
line after today, I'll try to be a little
smarter about what I say concern-
ing the size of ladies from the great
state of Tennessee. And, if the
mothers from Nashville or
Hohenwald or Skullbone want to
follow their daughters around
dragging a trousseau and a billy-
club, that's o.k. by me.
So please, people, accept my
apology. If the editor here was half.
as intellectual as Ms. Moyer con-
tends, he wouldn't let nime make
these big mistakes.
I've tried to talk this over with
my wife, who coincidently, hap-,
pens to hall from the Volunteer
State ..... but she hasn't spoken
to me since that particular issue
hit the streets ...... nor has she
cooked a meal..... or run a load
of clothes ,-. .
'You Talk About Birds
Of A Feather,
as well as
nt. This is
e want to
Where is PC
Dear Mr. Ramsey,.
Before you retire fully, there's
one more subject that I hope you 2
will do an editorial on. (I certainly
believe you're right on the Casi-
nos Issue.) '.".
You may' have already '.
expressed your views on "my"
subject. If so, I missed reading it.
It's about Port St. Joe, Florida.
Here's why: ;
A year ago when I was in
Jacksonville (FL) and was asked
by various clerks and cashiers-
young or older-for my ID, they
would always ask, "Where is Port,
St. Joe?" ,
It was the same this year
when I visited in the great city of
Tampa and Sanford.
ing throughout the day. Following
is a list of the individuals and
groups who will be entertaining
that day: Pam Nobles' Studio
Dancers, Krystal Stewart and the
SDaydreamers, Lacy Lowrey,
Dennis Bryant, and Ann
Also performing at the festival
will be Mary Lou Cumbie, Sissy
Pippin, Greg Wood, George Boyer,
Jean Etheridge, Bill Quaranto,
Tanya Varnum, Brenda O'Barr,
Xerxes Love, Mark York, Jim
Newton, and Tisha Bell and
Friends. The M.C.'s for the day
will be Jerry Tabbatt and Judy
A large dining tent has been
donated for the day. Tables and
chairs will be set up underneath
for your comfort and convenience.
Also, Louise Gainnie, Susan
Newton, and Pam Lawrence will
be painting faces again this year.
For the children, a miniature
train will be there for them to ride.
Since last week's issue more
than 30 more vendors have
signed up, bring the number of
booths at the festival to almost
Some of the booths will be
displaying a large variety of arts,
crafts, and wares. Other booths
will be educational, giving facts
about St. Joseph Bay and other
local environmental Issues. and of
course, there will be many ven-
dors selling fresh seafood and
other tasty snacks.
Be sure to bring your friends
and family. Sample some scal-
lops, stroll around the park. and
enjoy St. Joe's Second Annual
Scallop Day Festival. ,
make it enjoyable for all who live '
and visit here."
The Environmental Steward-
ship Council has participated in a V ot
number of educational activities. -fromr Page 1
both at the plant and in the ., I
community. It is one of many :incumbent Sandra "Sandy"'
illustrations of Arizona Mortham appear on the
Chemical's commitment to being Republican ballot.
an environmental leader. The Other state races on the
council won a prestigious envi- Republican ballot include U.S.
ronmentl award in 1997 for its Senator race with Charlie Crist
innovative programs. and Andy Martin; Treasurer, Tim
Arizona Chemical. an 'Ireland and Joseph Smith:
International Paper company, is Commissioner of Education, Faye
headquartered In Panama City. Culp and Tom Gallagher;
with six plants in the U.S. and five 'Commissioner of Agriculture,
in Europe. The company is the Timothy Lee Bearson and Rich
leading global supplier of pulp, .' .",Faircloth. .
chemicals tq the adhesives.' 11s" .ksSV,-..'ipe primaiv. ballots an
a -trg gum marketss Anzon .'be seen on Page 5B.of this issue of..
employs more than 1,300 people Thtw Star.
worldwide. Sick or handicapped persons
in need of voting by absentee bal-
lots should contact the Gulf
office (229-6117) for assistance.
..-_. I .,'.,
-rt St. Jo?
"Where is Port St. Joe?"
It always got my dander up
land my reply was. "You mean you
don't know where the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida was
signed?!" I could of course men-
'tion the near cities east and west-
of us, and, oh yes, they know
where they are, especially the one
far west. ,. .
So you see what.I mean? Our
people need something make.
them know where Port St. Joe is
located in the State of Florida.
Don't you agree-a lot of peo-
ple read The Star.
Thanks for what The Star
does to keep us informed.
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New Plant from Page 1
to poll residents on the issue.
Sauls Creek Road
"Let's just get the thing pass-
able." That was the consensus of
county commissioners as they
once again broached the question
of what to do about the flood-
damaged Sauls Creek Road.
Chairman Warren Yeager
suggested they use county road
department crews and do the
work necessary to put the road
back in service.
Commissioners have tried to
work out a plan they could afford,
yet would not further damage the
already weak Doc Whitfield Road
while hauling fill to the area.
In Other Business
*Agreed to apply for permits
to do repair work at Gaskin
*Discussed Y2000 computer
conversion problems and what
needs to be done to make the
county's systems comply.
*Doug Kent, Gulf County
Public Health Director,
announced an open house being
planned at the Wewahitchka
Dental Assistance Center on
Friday, October 2.
*Approved two resolutions
applying for special waterways
project grant funds to do work at
White City boat ramps and devel-
op a boating guide for St. Joseph
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll B. Revell
of Port St. Joe would like to
announce the engagement and
upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Jana Lyn Williams of
Tallahassee, to Richard Hampton
Hendry of Newport Beach, Cali-
fornia. Hendry is the son of Joyce
Boatright of Blackshear, Georgia,
and the late Dr. William A.
The bride-to-be is employed
by the Florida Legislature in
Tallahassee. Her fianc6 is
employed by Information Manage-
ment Associates in Irvine, Califor-
The wedding is planned for
September 12 at 5:00 p.m., CT, at
Williams Memorial Methodist
Church. All family and friends are
invited to attend.
P., 'V. 4A
Jana Lyn Williams
Richard Hampton Hendry
'Mathews is Candidate for
Miss Fla. Pre-Teen Program
: Michele Mathews of Port St. date for the 1998 Miss Florida
,,Joe has been selected as a candi- National Pre-Teen Program,
which will be held in Orlando.
from September 4 to 6, at the
SMichelle would like to thank
the following people and busi-
nesses for sponsoring her: Don
S OuLellette-Marketing and MedIa.
Butler's By The Bay, Toucan's of.
Medxico Beach, St. Joe Bar and
Package (Go Michellel). Citizen's
to Federal, and Bill Wood.
Beanie Babies, Gifts, Crafts, '
Collectibles and Consignments
308 4th St. Port St. Joe
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: The Starlight Band of New
Bethel' Baptist Church will bet
hLavifig a special program the fifth
Sunday of the month, August 30,
at 11:00 a.m., ET. The guest
speaker will be Rev,. Leon Jones
and the youth of New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church of
Also that day, 'the New Gulf
Coast Association will have Rev.
,.Carl Bailey in service on Sunday
evening at 4:00 p.m. In
Apalachicola at Mt. Zion Baptist
Fair Church. ,
On the first Suhday in
September. the members of New
Bethel will be celebrating their
pastor anniversary at 6:00 p.m.,
Their special guests will be Rev.
Troupe and the youth choir of St.
Mary Baptist Church of Blounts-
; Everyone is cordially invited
to attend all services.
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69 Years oS
The Butts family celebrated
the wedding anniversary,, of:
Henry, also known by many as
"Papa", and Lena Butts who have,
been married 69 years. The cou-
ple married in Crestview, Florida
during the great depression of
Photoi by Jacqu Ycager
MaKayla Is 2
On Saturday. August 15th.
MaKayla turned two and had a
Winnie the Pooh celebration with
Usher family and many friends. The
kids. and some adults, enjoyed
themselves while running
through the sprinklers and play-
ing on the slip and slide. Her Aunt
,Jacque Yeager took pictures of
Ihis special event. MaKayla's
Uncle Bird and "Meme", Missy
Nobles, assisted with the fesuvi-
MaKayla is the daughter of.'
Bill and Melissa Ramsey of Port
St. Joe, the granddaughter of
Willie and Shirley Ramsev of Port
,,St. Joe, Mavis and Fumlo
Hirahara of Carson City, Nevada.
and John and Rita Thomas
Aguras of Sallnas, California. She
is the great-granddaughiter of
Wesley and Frenchle Ramsey and
Lena and Henry Butts. of Port St.
Joe, and Robert Cantley of
t Wrsh~i~pIMatthe t
I Lena Butts
The Butts family moved to
this community approximately 50
years ago. residing in Highland
View for the first nine years and
then moving to Oak Grove. They
were blessed with nine children:
Royce, Gimmy, Melba. Mavis,
Betty, Wilbur. Lamar. Janice and
Cindy. Two of the children. Lamar
and Janice, are deceased. The
Butts also have 15 grandchildren,
23 great-grandchildren (two more,
on the way) and 2 great-great-
grandchildren (one more on the
The family attends Oak Grove,
Assembly of God. church and
"PaPa" is employed by Gulf
County Transportation as a dri-
ver. When asked what the secret
has been to have been married for
so long, "PaPa" jokingly replies "to
be home every night before dark"
realistically ft has been their ded-
ication to one another and to God.
Monica Anal Buval
and "big sister" Nevia
It's A Girl!
"No greater gift than that of a
Monica' Anal Buval, has
blessed the lives of her parents,
Pamela and Che Buval and her
sister, Nevia. Monica was born
July 11th in Killeen, Texas. She
weighed eight pounds, seven
ounces and was 19.25 inches
Proud grandparents are Karl
and Sherrie Bowen of Port St. Joe
'and Lynet and Bernardo Buval of
Panama City, Panama.
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Jenny Elizabeth Miles cele-
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July 27. Several of Jenny's friends
and her family were on hand to
help her celebrate with a Little
Mermaid party at her home.
Jenny is the daughter of,
Chester and Wanda Miles of
Overstreet. She is the grand-
daughter of the late Chester Miles
and Homer and Janette Hall of
Highland View, Shirley Blackman
pf Blountstown, and Fred and
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Will Meet on 31st
There will be a meeting of the
Diabetic Support Group held on
August 31 at the Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe, beginning
at 10:30 a.m., ET. This support
groulp is free to the public.
There will also be an
Alzheimer's Support Group meet-
ing held later that' day at 5:00
p.m., ET, at the center. You are
invited to bring your loved one to
this meeting. A trained staff will
care for them during the meeting.
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Se. The Star On Line at I
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998 PAGE 5A
VFW Post #10069 Members
to Travel to Washington D.C.
Mrs. Frankie Howell, a long- time volunteer, is shown in the photo
Volunteers Needed at Hi,
If y6u are a concerned and
dedicated person with some spare
time, then you are needed as a'
volunteer in education. Over the
years, volunteers in education
have proven to be an invaluable
resource to children, teachers,
;and the over-all school program
SHighland View Elementary
students and teachers have bene-
fitted greatly in the past from the
assistance given by volunteers,.
and they are now recruiting oth-
ers to sign up and become the
volunteers. This year's program is
being organized right now.
Many people think that only
those with a specialized skill can
be a'volunteer in education. This
is only a myth. Any adult, parent,
grandparent, retired person. or
civic leader, who is interested in
supporting learning through vol-
unteering for the .school year or
volunteering for a specific activity
is asked to come by Highland
View Elementarv's office or, call
The Florida Highway Patrol
would like to remind motorists to
drive very, carefully now that
.school is back in. Children will be
walking, riding bicycles, and uti-
lizing school buses to and. from
.school. 'They are asking the
motoring public to use caution
,and drive careful in school zones
and the areas of school bus move-
merit's on the commu'niiity~' piiblic
:streets and 'Highivays'. '"*
Oncomnim'and same direction
motor vehicle traffic is required to
stop for school buses when the
buses' stop arm is extended and
red/amber signals are in opera-
However, there is .one excep-
tion to this. The driver of a vehicle
upon a divided highway with an
unpaved space of at least five feet.
a raised median. or a physical
barner is not required to stop
.when traveling in the opposite
direction of a school bus which is
The traffic fine for passing a
stopped school bus is $120.00,,
and the violation requires a
mandatory appearance In court.
Speeding fines for school
zonesare as follows:
.One ,tp, nine. rpIles per hour
over the limit-S'70.00.
Ten to 14 MIPH-S220.00. '
Fifteen to 19 MPH-
Twenty to 29 MPH-
*Thirty miles per hour and
Troopers will be monitoring
school bus movements during the
early 'morning and afternoon
hours and patrolling in the areas
of school zones. .
The Five Point and Wetappo
Landfills will be closed for Labor
Day on Monday,- September 7,
1998, but will reopen at their
regular times on Tuesday,
September 8, 1998.
210. August 27 and Eaptelmber 3, 1998
"Help protect your home sweet home."
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The members of VFW Post
4W 10069 will be traveling to
Washington D.C. on October 31
and will return on November 7.
There are still slots available for
Ithis trip, so the VFW has opened
it to the community.
h oThe cost for this trip will be
S, S420.00 per person. This will
cover lodging for seven nights,
tours in the capital, and trans-
portation by luxury motor coach.
The trip will begin on
Saturday, October 31, when all
those participating will leave by
luxury coach from the VFW at 9
Sa.m., ET. They'll stay one night
at the Comfort Inn in
Greenville, South Carolina.
Each room features two queen-
size beds. Participants will be
able to enjoy a free breakfast
buffet (the works).
Afterwards, they'll stay five
nights at Molone House, in the
SWalter, Reed Army Medical
Center in Washington D.C.
above in the first grade class. Each room has two queen-sized
beds, a small'refrigerator, and a
: coffee maker. These are excel-
hland View While, in D.C., the sight-
seers will be able to visit over 19
the office at 227-1888 for'further. historic sites, including the fol-
Class Has Graduated
Graduation exercises for Gulf
Coast Community College's
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards Class No., 111 were
held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
August 19 at the GCCC
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Presiding over the ceremonies
was Raymond Jackson, assistant
coordinator for 'corrections,
Criminal Justice Training
Academy. Sheriff Bruce E.
Varnes, of Franklin County, was
the guest speaker.
Honored in Class No. 111
were Carole P. Adams, who
received the "Lamp of Learning
Academic Award" and William D.
Amison, who received the "Top
Gun Award". The "Top Gun
Award" is given to the student or
students with the highest shoot-
ing average. Adams served as first
squad leader, Levon Pearson as
second squad leader, and Debbie,
Ann Pate, third squad leader.
Graduates of Class No. Ill
were: Carole P. Adams', Williarni
D. Amison, Angela Shirah
Desrosier*, Annie S. Fields*. Ellis
Rockey Golden*, Deanna T.
McLaurin*, Frances L. Hand
Mendoza, Erika, J. Merriel*,
Jeanette L. Nabors, Jessica A.
Norred, Debbie Ann Pate*, Levon
Pearson, Anthony Pierce and
Melissa A. Ward.
'Denotes Perfect Attendance.
Please drive carefully, buckle
up. and arrive alive
Tyndall AFB Has
Tyndall Air Force Base
increased its readiness posture
recently because of a general '
threat of terrorist activity ih
response to the recent strikes in
Afghanistan and Sudan. The Air
Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Michael
E. Ryan, directed the increase at
all Air Force bases in the conti-.
nental United States.
There is no specific threat
against Tyndall at this time.
To avoid possibly putting U.S.
forces it risk, Air Force officials
will not comment on or answer
questions about. the operational
. aspects of the U.S. strikes against
terrorist targets, In Afghanistan
and Sudan at this time.
NAMI of GulfCo.
Will Meet Tuesday
There will be a meeting of the
National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill (NAMI) of Gulf County on
Tuesday, September 1. at the
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe at 7:00 p.m., ET.
All mental health clients and
family members are welcome.
This month. NAMI will be having a
support group meeting. Anyone
who would like to attend is wel-
The Tomb of Unknown
Soldier, Kennedy's Grave, the
Women in the Military Memor-
ial, Marine Corp Memorial, FDR
Memorial, Lincoln Memorial,
Washington Memorial, Korean
War Memorial, Vietnam Wall,
and Smithsonian Institutes.
Those who go will also have
a chance to see the Treasury
Department, Supreme Court,
White House, Capital Building,
Holocaust Museum, Union
Station, Ford and Kennedy
Theater, and possibly the
For the return trip, every-
one will stay one night at the
Country Inn in Savannah,
Georgia. These rooms are very
nice, and each possesses two
comfortable queen-size beds. A
free breakfast will be offered on
the return trip as well.
All costs and plans have
been based on two people stay-
ing in a room.
If you are interested in mak-
ing 'this trip. make checks
payable to VF\W Post 10069. A
minimum of 40 people are need-
ed if this trip is going to take
For more information or to
sign up, please call the VFW at
229-6826 or Dave Kelly at 647-
In the near future we will be experiencing some
cable TV outages. We regret any inconvenience,
but this is no-essary to upgrade the system so
that additional channels can be added.
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f N LYNWOOD RHAMES
SGulf County District 2
'To the Voters of District Two
To those of \ ou that I have visited, thank you for the wonderful recep-
tion, and thank you for allows ing me to tell ) ou about m% self and about
what I want to do for the County and all of its people.
To all of you who I didn't see, I am trulh sorry to have missed you. I
will surely try to see you in the near future. ..
It is important that we know something about the people that we
choose to represent us. I invite )ou all to find out %hat you can about
me.Ask your neighbors, call your friends, talk to )our relatives. (You
could even call or visit me) You will most likely find someone who
knows something about me.
After talking to those of you that I did see, I found that you have the
same opinions as I do about what we need, and about what we should
do to further those needs. I have seen a number of things which could
be corrected at very low cost if only someone in authority cared
enough to make it happen. And we wouldn't need any Consulting
Engineers to study the problem.
Someone asked me if I had ever been a politician, and my answer is:
no, I have neter been a politician, and do.not. intend.to beo'id-just
Seel that I could help to return control of our county and its aftios to
the people, where it belongs-
When you go to the voting place this September First, please \ote for
the ones who you think would best serve you.
Thank you, and God bless.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for and Approved by Lynwood Rhames, Candidate for County Comm., Dist. 2-Democrat
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PAGE 6A ITHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 199
Senior Center Offers
Relief for Caregivers
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens announces that a pro-
gram called HELP is available for
caregivers of functionally im-
paired men or women age 60 and
A facility based respite care
program is also available for the
caretakers of Alzheimer's pa-
Port St. Joe's senior citizen
center will offer this program on
Monday and Wednesdays from 1
to 5 p.m., ET, and the Wewa cen-
ter will offer it on Thursdays from
1 to 4:30 p.m., CT.,
These programs are for Gulf
County residents only. The Gulf
County Senior Citizens are there
to give a ,much, needed rest to
caregivers. Please give them a call.
Trained case managers and
respite workers are available to
provide direct supervised care of
your loved one.
All interested persons are
asked to please call Marion or
Jerry at 229-8466 for more infor-
The Port St. Joe Senior
'Citizens will be selling delicious
barbecue sandwich dinners
tomorrow, August 28, from 11:00
a.m, until 1:00 p.m. Each dinner
will contain a .large barbecued
beef sandwich, pickles, potato
chips, and 'lots of refreshing Iced
tea. Each plate costs $3.00.
Anyone who would like one of
these meals can either stop by the
center and purchase one or have
one delivered. The seniors will be
making deliveries to local busi-
nesses. Please call 229-8466 to
place an order.
Outreach to be Held
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach today, August 27, at'
Walker's Dixie Dandy in Highland
View, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The
Gulf County seniors are commit-
ted to continuing to reach people
60 and over to inform them of
their many services.
Available to Seniors
The Association of Retired
Persons (AARP) Is offering a new
service in Gulf County. A coun-
selor will be available at the
Senior Citizen Center from 1:00 to
5:00 p.m.. on Wednesdays and
Thursday to answer questions
and provide literature on AARP
national and local chapter mem-
AARP services include insur-
ance (health, home, auto, and
life), investments, a driving skills
refresher course, qualifying for
auto insurance discounts, assis-
tance with tax reporting, Informa-
tion on consumer fraud, counsel-
ing for bereaved spouses and
grandparents serving as surrogate
parents. Considerable compll-
mentary service literature is also
For more information, please
Crisis energy funds are now
available for the area's seniors
through the EHEAEP Program.
For a short time, the Gulf County
Senior Citizens will be able to pur-
chase air conditioners and pay
electric bills without having a cut
To qualify a person must be
60 years of age or older and fall
within the income guidelines.
Anyone needing information
about this program is asked to
call the GCSC at 229-8466. This
program is being offered on a
first-come, first-served basis and
will end on September I or when
the funds run out, whichever
The income guidelines for this
program are as follows:
One person in household-
$839.00. (This must include
Two people in household-
$1,130. (Add 8292.00 for each
additional person in household.)
His Basic Course
Army National Guard 2nd Lt.
Christopher A. Mills has complet-
ed the armor officer basic course
at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Mills is
the son of Elizebeth A. and Jerry
Stokoe of Port St. Joe.
The course covers branch
training in armor for newly com-
missioned officers with special
emphasis on the duties of tank
and reconnaissance platoon lead-
ers. Their training includes
instruction in automotive princi-
ples and maintenance, communi-
cations, weapons, and tactics.
He graduated In 1990 from
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School,
and received an associate degree
in 1994 from Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
City. In 1996 and 1997, Mills
earned bachelor's degrees from
Florida State University in
Local Business Expanding in St. Joe
By the looks of it, you would think that this business is no more. However, looks can be
deceiving. St. Joe Machine, located at 516 First Street in Port St. Joe is actually expanding,
.and branching into retail welding and commercial tooling supplies. They are currently demol-
ishing the old office building to make room for a cylinder yard for the welding supply portion
of the business, and have constructed a new building. They will continue their machine shop,
welding and fabricating portion of their business. Along with the new line will come a name
change, St. Joe Manufacturing & Supply, Inc.
Noma Community Reunion Is Planned
The .annual Noma
Community Reuhion will be held
in the town hall building on,
Saturday, September 5. The town
hall will be open at 10 a.m. and
lunch will be served at 12 noon.
All past and present residents
and their friends are cordially
imnited to attend. People planning
to attend are asked to bring a
well-filled basket of their favorite
dishes. Also, please bring tea, if
that is the beverage you prefer.
Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and
eating utensils will be furnished.
This gathering, held annually
on the Saturday before Labor
Day, strengthens the bonds of
friendship, lets those attending
relive memories of the past, renew
ties with the land that once nour-
ished, and walk among the graves
of their dear departed kinsmen.
Anyone desiring additional
information is urged to contact
Earl Williams at (850) 638-4974
or write to him at P. 0. Box 221,
Chipley, FL 32428.
Bubba S eafood Restaurant
Op- Thursy, Friday & Saturday Spm-9pm M old C la ss
220 Reid Ave. (across from Helig-Meyers) o 4 S "
229-2468 ^ .i ^:'-*"- ...
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Some of our special treats include Carrot CakedCoffee. Pinot NoIr Chocolate
j Covered Cherries and Chardonnay jalapeno Stuffed Olives. Our fine selection
of wines includes Hess Collection Chardonnay and our humidor is stocked
W wLthfirie cigars such as Macanudo's Duke of Windsor. So, come In from the
t heat. Shop or sit down and enjoy a Cappuccino, a glass of wine or an icy
Tuesday- 5% o s l regularly priced bottle wine
Wednesday i0% any single regular priced item
Thursday-I 5% off all crystTal eggs
2904 Highway 98 Suite 3A- Mexico Beach
'Locaed under the burgundy canopy ort the corner of 30 Stwreet and Hwy 98
between Augu/sike y/ lqs( y iTra' and Beach CaIf6
Hours: Tues. -Sat. 10:00 amn 7:00 pi:m. CST
L aIf* Oysters Clams
' Shrimp Crabs *
Groceries Fish Sandwiches
BackyarJ BBQ Burgers
V2 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste 2 tablespoons instant minced
& Glaze onion
2 tablespoons apricot jam "; teaspoon salt
2 pounds lean ground beef
Blend teriyaki baste & glaze and jam. Remote '1 cup mixture and thorough-
ly combine with beef, onion and salt shape into 6 patties. Place on grill 4 to 5
inches from hot coals; brush with portion, of remaining glaze mixture. Cook
burgers 5 minutes; turn over and brush %\ ith remaining glaze mit\ure. Cook 5
minutes longer (for medium), or to desired doneness. (Or, broil patties 5 min-
utes on each side [for medium]. brushing, turning over and brushing as
above.) Makes 6 servings.
Each serving: 336 calories, 20g t fat, '93m,,g choles., 712min sodium, 12g
carb., 27g protein. ,
S. Y .7-Oee Sose4te ,
: Sweet, 7ae4 :Te
203 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe
Open 6 days a week
* Great Hamburgers
Beer & Wine
/ L.-, -Nv* Colombo Yogurt
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
NEW SUMMER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m.,, and now open Sundays from 1-8 p.m.
DAILY EARLY BIRD
$ 7.95 served from 4-6 p.m. CT,
7 days a week
Selections will change daily due to the
availability of FRESH FISH.
EVERY DAY SPECIAL: SHRIMP BASKET
$4.95 served from 11-4 p.m. CT
The, freshest Seafood available frof Malne
to the Cuff of Mexlcol
I personally guarantee it! Mike, "the guy with the hat"
LVE ENTERTAINMENT with Gordon & Kathy
Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Friday 6-10 p.m.
New Summer Hours:
Open Mon.-Thurs.11 a.m. till 9 p.m., Fri. Sat. till 10 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998 PAGE 7A
If You See News Happening, Call...
The Star at 227-1278
Albert T. Thames Fennie Raiford
Albert t. Thames, 82, of
Mexico Beach, died Saturday
night, August 22, in Port St. Joe.
Mr. Thames moved to the area in
the late 1930's from Chlpley and'
was the owner and operator of
Thames Jewelers for 40 years. He
was baptist by faith and a veteran
of WWII who served in the U.S.
Mr. Thames was also Com-
mander of the American Legion
Post #116 of Port St. Joe, a mem-
ber of the V.F.W.. a veterans ser-
vice officer, and the Civil Defense
Director of Gulf County for sever-
Fennie Hudson Raiford, 80, of
Port St, Joe, passed away Monday
evening. August 24, in Gulf Pines
Hospital following an extended ill-
ness. A native of Washington
County. she had been a resident
of Port St. Joe for the past 60
Mrs. Raiford worked as a
nurse for St. Joe Paper Company,
Municipal Hospital, and St. Joe
Medical Clinic. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church. Mrs.
Raiford was preceded in death by
her husband. Ross Hudson and
her son, Bennie Hudson.
al years. He was also a member of Survivors include her chil-
the Shriners. dren. Ross Hudson. Jr.. and wife
He, Is survived by ,his, wife. Mary .Lou of Youngstown, Sally
Marv' nes of Mexico- Beach; Chambers and husband James
three dsrsers.-s -". -rid leh'Wadrig'rli 'h i~-
4 husband, FItzhh of 'eenhead, band Ray. all of' Port St. Joe; 11I
Louise Williams and husband. grandchildren; 11 great-grand-
Roy, of Perry. and Mary E. Zagor- children; her sister, Cola Tullis of
ski of Mexico Beach; and several Jones Homestead; and a special
nieces and nephews, Inez Setlock. friend, Cuz Vandevender.
Kate Devlin. Patricia McSwiggan, The funeral service was held
Robert Nedley, Cyril Hobbs, at 1 p.m.. ET.. on Wednesday.
Dorothy Burge, Hazel Morton. August 26. at the First Baptist
Willie Ruth Hardy, Ralph Hardy, Church. conducted by Rev. Allen
and Roy Hardy. Welborn. Interment followed In
Graveside funeral services,, the family plot in Holly Hill
were conducted for Mr. Thames Cemetery.
on Tuesday morning, August 25, All services were under the
at 9:00 a.m., ET, in the Holly Hill direction of Comforter Funeral
Cemeterv. with Rev. Dave Home.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Rachel THigginis BuiTrell, age
60, of Wewahitchka. died Sunday
August 23. at Gulf Coast
Hospital. She was food service
production manager at St.
Francis Hospital in Columbus.
Georgia, for the past 16,years.
After retiring, she volunteered at
the Pregnancy Crisis Center in
Columbus. She was a member of
Morningside Baptist Church in,
She is survived by her hus-
band, Harold Lee Burrell, Sr., her
son, Harold Lee Burrell, ,ar., a
4p daughter-in-law, Doris; all of,
Wewahitchka; her daughter,
Sylvia Waters and husband
Robert; four grandsons, Harold
Lee Burrell, III, of Dalton,
Georgia, Christopher Neil Burrell
of Tunnel Hill. Georgia, William
Jenkins, of Wewahitchka, .,and
Charles Lee Burrell of Athens,
Georgia; one granddaughter,'
Dusty Jenkins of Wewahitchka; a
stepmother, Virginia Huggins of
Swannanoa, North Carolina, two
sisters, Louise McClure and hus-
band, Gilyard, and Dorothy
Burnette and husband Jack; a
brother, Frank L. Huggins, Sr.,
and wife Evelyn: ,and several
nieces and nephews. She was pre-
ceded" in death by her father,
Frank L. Huggins, Sr. of
The visitation was held at the
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel oi
Wednesday, August 26 from 5
'until 7 p.m., CT.
The funeral service will be
held at 11 a m., CT, on Thursday,
August 27 (today) at Westside
Baptist Church in Wewahitchka,
conducted by Rev. David Miller.
Interment will follow in Roberts
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
James L. Everton, 72, a real
estate broker and. former resident
of Mexico Beach. died August 18
in Tallahassee. Funeral services
were held on August 21, and bur-
ial was in Roselawn Cemetery in
He worked from 1964'to 1969
for Parker Realty in Mexico Beach.
His daughter. Muriel Everton of
Charleston, Illinois, is a 1967
graduate of, Port St. Joe High
School. He Is also sunived by one
brother. John Everton of
James Everton's wife, Billie
Mae, died in 1994. She had
worked for Port St. Joe attorney
Billy Joe Rish.
Everton" ,was born on
December 6, 1925, in Lexington,
Kentucky. He was also a, U.S.
Navy veteran who served on a
destroyer escort in the Pacific
during World War II.,
in addition to his real estate
work in Mexico Beach, Everton
' worked as a. claims adjuster in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and as
an insurance agent and real
estate broker in Panama City and
Tallahassee. He was a member of
the Tallahassee Board' of Realtors.
He had been a member of the
United Methodist Church of
PROPOSED FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
"DOLPHIN BAY TO BEACH" SUBDIVISION
The proposed "Dolphin Bay to Beach" Subdivision
plat shall be on file for public review August 27 -
September 9, 1998 in the Gulf County
Planning/Building office. The purpose of the view-
ing is to provide Information to interested persons
about the proposed subdivision. The office is open
M-F. 8-5, E.T.
Questions should be directed to the Planning/
Building Director at (850) 229-6111 or at Gulf
County Courthouse. Room 147, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
ftc. August 27, 1998.
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friend, please consider the ani-
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or pound first.
There is a variety of possible
pets currently being housed at
the Gulf County. Pound. Among
the animals up for adoputon right
now are the following:
'Tenty-five adorable puppies.
available\ in a variety of colors;
Breeds, and ages; 18 adult dogs of
many different breeds: one male
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one female shepherd/chow; one
adult black and brown schnauzer:
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A final note: If you, love your'
pet, take it to the vet and have him
or her neutered or spayed. This is
the easiest way that pet owners
can help end the stray dog and cat
Note of Thanks
: The family of the late Lela
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one for the kind deeds and sym-_.
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thanks goes to Bay St. Joseph :
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
"Healthy Kids" To
for Kids Who Fall Through Gap
The August 7th meeting 'of
the Gulf County Health Coordi-
nating Committee was held at
Gulf Pines Hospital in Port St Joe.
Representatives of 12 healthcare-
related organizations were in,
Most of the meeting was
devoted to hearing an update on
the committee's efforts to ensure
that eligible Gulf County children
receive the maximum, possible
benefit from the newly enacted
Healthy Kids Program.' Doug
Kent, Administrator of the Gulf
County Health Department, and
Ken Dykes, Sr., Administrator of
Gulf Pines Hospital, gave a com-
prehensive report about the
Healthy Kids Program, which was
then discussed at length. .
The Healthy Kids Program is
designed to help provide medical
insurance coverage to children in
families with too much income to
allow them to be covered under
Medicaid but too little income to
be able to afford the purchase of
commercial insurance. The
GCHCC estimates that there are
approximately 872 children
presently in Gulf County who are
eligible for, and need, this insur-
Mr. Dykes reported that oth-
ers who have implemented the
Healthy Kids Program have
strongly recommended that a
phased-In approach be used,
rather than trying to enroll all eli-
gible children at the same time.
"We've/been told that the best
approach is to start with the goal
to enroll and serve' a manageable
number of children during the
first year, and to add the balance
of eligible children during years
two. three and four. The adminis-
trative details involved in estab-
lishing and operating the program
coupled with the local fund-rais-
ing requirements present signifi-
cant challenges," Mr. Dykes said.
"We want this program to
work and to work well, so we'll
need to take the time, effort and
resources to do It right, beginning
with the very first year. For these
reasons, we have determined that
we will attempt to enroll and pro-
vide insurance services to 350 to
400 Gulf County children during
year one, with ,the other 400 to.
450 child~rn-being added to the
program A during years two
through four," he continued.
Funding to pay for the insur-
ance available through the
Healthy Kids Program is provided
through a combination of state
and federal funds, local matching
monies, and co-insurance pay-
ments (of 815 per month, per
"During the first year. state
and federal funds will pay for 95
percent of the premium costs and
we will have to make up the dif-
ference with local matching
funds," said Mr. Kent.
He added. "In subsequent
years, state and federal funding
will decrease to 90 percent during
year two, 85 percent during year
three, and, finally, down to 80
percent for year four and there-
after. It will be necessary for.us to
have a fund-raising process which
will be able to provide the needed
local matching funds throughout
the duration of the program."
Annual premiums for insur-
ance provided through the pro-
gram are projected to be $72 per
month ($864 per year) for each
covered child. After all the math is
done, this means that during the
first year that the program is in
operation, it will be necessary for
local fund-raising efforts to gener-
ate approximately $8,640 to cover
premium costs and another $900
for program administrative costs,
for a total of $9,540.
The amount of local matching
money required will increase sig-
nificantly in subsequent years as
additional children are added to
the program and as the amount of
state and federal matching money
is decreased down to a "floor" of
80 percent. Based on these fac-
tors, the following costs are pro-
jected for Gulf County children
over the first five years of the
Healthy Children Program:
S" Year One
cost-$900; and Total cost-
cost-$3,500; and Total cost-
cost-S7.500; and Total cost-
ance cost-8 138.240; Admini-
strative cost-S 13.500; and Total
ance cost-$,138.240; Admini-
strative cost-S 13.500; and Total
The committee remained
unanimous in Its resolve to make
every effort to raise the required
matching money for this new pro-
gram. The County Commission,
the School Board. and the City
Commission have all expressed
interest and support for the pro-
gram, but it is essential that the
GCHCC creates some means of
.-raising. all ..or most, of the needed
money from private donations.
"We have been working close-
ly with a consortium of other
counties to try to explore ways of
working together to enhance the
program and to share the finan-
cial and administrative burden,
and. so far, that process has
looked encouraging." said Mr.
"We are, however, also exam-
ining other approaches available
to tus through other groups,
including the creation of a non-
profit foundation to do needed
administrative chores and local
fund-raising activities," Dykes
In other committee business.
Don Butler. Chief Administrator
for Gulf County, reported that the
County has submitted a proposal
for state EMS consideration,
which, if approved. would provide
for the use of the trauma room at
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The 1998-99 school year has begun and the Shark 100 Club is again at the forefront of organizations that enhance funding for the ath-
letic programs of Port St. Joe High School. Shown above from left are: Roy Smith, Greg Johnson, Tonya Nixon, George Duren, Rex Buzzett,
Wesley Ramsey, Phil McCroan and Ralph Roberson as they receive a Shark 100 hat in recognition of their support of Shark athletics.
'98 Shark 100 Club Organizing
Community businesses, orga- Club. accepts 8100 contributions games, and your business or per-, 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
nizations, and individuals have and uses these funds to help keep sonal name printed on the rear Membership items may be picked
been instrumental in helping keep Shark athletics number one. cover of each home football game tip at The Athletic House on Reld
Shark athletics in the forefront of Your membership includes a program. Avenue.
Florida's public schools. In order
to accomplish this, the Shark 100
Shark "100" embroidered cap,
reserved parking at home football
Farm Service Agency's
"Hay Net" for Farmers
Derly Ann Phillips, Acting
County Executive Director of the
County Farm Service Agency
Office announced a new effort to
match farmers suffering from hay
shortages with producers having
"Some, areas have surpluses,
and some have severe shortages,"
said Phillips. "This is a new and
exciting way to get producers in
both situations in touch with
Hay Net Is a national clear-
inghouse for producers with
shortages or surpluses- of hay.
Farmer are encouraged to sign up
and register their hay situation at
tLe Fargi Service Agency. office.
FSA wil,..use, its nationwide.
computer network to share the'
information. Producers in need of
hay will be provided with lists of
the closest producers with hay to
spare, and vice versa, allowing
them to contact each other and
"I'm very pleased to be part of
Cypress Medical Clinic In
Wewahitchka for stabilization of'
patients responded to through the
North Gulf Ambulance Service.
Committee members thanked
Mr. Butler for the county's prompt
action on this suggestion. It is felt.
that having access to a stabiliza-
tion facility during the hours of
operation of the Cypress Medical
Clinic would greatly enhance the
quality of the service.
The purpose of the Gulf
County Health Coordinating
Committee is to ill the need with-
in Gulf county for better coordina-
tion of health-related activities.
for improved communication
among health care providers and
with others directly involved with
health care, and for group action
toward meeting county-wide and
All healthcare providers and
those directly involved with health
care are invited to participate in
GCHCC meetings which are regu-
larly held at noon on the first
Friday of each month.
The next Committee meeting'
is scheduled to be held on Friday,
September 4, at 12:00 noon, ET,
at Sunrise Bay. Nursing Home In
Port St. Joe. Please call Annette
Hightower at 227-1121, ext.
to reserve a space at the
Pd. Pol. Ad,. Pd for ad Approvr by AnryShaddefM,dcandidavtoofmGulf County Cornnsioor. on,,fistrior 4 -D-ooot
this effort," said Phillips. "It's a
great tool forgetting badly needed
hay to people who' need it as
quickly and efficiently as possible.
I encourage everybody to partici-
pate who can, and to come in as
soon as possible. The more people
sign up, the better the system will
Hay Net will remain opera-
tion for six months. Further infor-
mation on Hay Net is a available
at the C/F/G/L County Farm
Service Agency Office, located at
837 Leonard Street in Blounts-
town. For more information.
please call (850) 674-8388 or 1-
800-243-9912, ext. 6.
Port St. Joe, known as high
school 'TITLE TOWN", has contin-
ued building on that reputation
with an unprecedented trio of
slate championships for the third
consecutive ,ear. The Sharks now
hold a total of 16 state champi-
onships in football, basketball.
track, weightlifting. baseball, and
cross country. In addition, the
girls' softball team played in the
state finals last year, and are look-
ing to return this year. '
To add an exclamation to this
achievement, the Sharks won the
Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship
Award for an unparalleled fifth
consecutive year. This program is
a testament to what hard work
and dedication by the coaches
and athletes, along with tremen-
dous community support. can
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Amy Shackleford is running for County Commissioner because I feel that I am
more in touch with the needs and desires of the people in the Gulf County. communi-
ty. I feel that it's time for government to become responsible for the people. When I
become elected to serve the people of Gulf County, everyone will be treated with dig-
nity,, respect, and fairness.
Everyone is cordially invited to share my concerns and discuss issues at a free
:* .barbecue, held Saturday, August 29, 1998, located at North:Port St. Joe Baseball Park
6 on Avenue A, at 6 p.m.
S'ot Shackleford on Sept. 1!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998 PAGE 9A
> Sharks/Gators Ready to Kick Off
1998 Port St. Joe Sharks Football
1998 SHARKS-seated, from left: Matthew Gannon (manager), Branson Davis, John-Patrick Floyd, Steve Lowrey, Brett Jeffcoat,
Jim Faison, Rod Chambers, Bonjour Hill, Ashton Parker (manager). Kneeling, from left, Michael Mize (trainer), Mark Williams,
Brooks Adkison. Brett Parker, Mario Swanston, James Daniels, Kyron Bailey, Brett Lowry, Reggie Quinn, Dexter Gant, Jarred Wester
(trainer). Third row, from left, Alex Lynch, Tim Chism, Koran Peters, Seneca Chambers, Jacob Tankersley, Matthew Dailey, John
Gainous, Fionn Johnston, Ken Peak. Back row, from left, coaches Buck Watford, Robbie Sanborn and Kenny Parker, Sam Bell, Adam
Richards, Aaron Richards, Alex Richards, David Baxter, Tremaine Lewis, John Welborn, Jarred Lambert, coaches Duane McFarland
and Wayne Stephens, head coach Chuck Gannon.
The Port St. Joe Sharks and
the Wewahitchka Gators are gear-
ing up for- Friday night's games
that kick. off the 1998 football
SThe Sharks will, travel to
Bristol Friday for their pre-season
"Kick-Off Classic" against the
Liberty County Bulldogs. Kick-off
time is 7:30 ET.
The Gators will be in
Marianna to play a full game, but
in a jamboree format. Wewa-
hitchka will play Marianna in the
first half. Sneads and R. F.
Munroe will play each other in the
second half. The losers of the two
halves will play in the third half,
and the winners in the fourth.
The first half will kick off at 6:30
"We're looking forward to get-
ting things started." said Port St.
Joe head coach Chuck Gannon.
"The Kick-Off Classic will give us
a good idea of how far along we
are, and what we need to work on
for our season opener against
"We're going to play most of
our kids, at least down through
our second string to let everyone
get some game experience."
Port St. Joe Is coming off a 6-.
6 record in 1997, in, which they
lost to 1Graceville in the second
round of the play-offs.'
"We're looking for good things
to happen. Our kids are hungry to
get back into the play-offs and are
working hard to try to reach their
goals," said Coach Cannon.
"We've got a good group of.
kids, and the best team group
that we've had in my three years
as head coach here," said
Gannon. "Jim Faison and James
Daniels are doing a great job at
heading the team."
Port St. Joe will be competing
In District 4-2A against,
Carrabelle, Apalachicola ,and
"There is definitely no clear-
cut favorite in the district, but If
we stay healthy, we'll have a good
shot, at another district champl-
onship," said Coach Cannon.
PORT ST. JOE SHARKS PROJECTED STARTERS
QB James Daniels
RB Jim Faison / Mark Williams
RB Koran Peters / Bonjour Hill
SSE Rod Chambers
Z F Dexter Gant / Brett Jeffcoat
W C Sam Bell
U. G Tremaine Lewis / Jarred Lambert
0 G Steve Lowrey / Jacob Tankersley
T Davin Baxter
T John Gainous / John Welborn
TE Mario Swanston / Bratt Lowry
NG Davin Baxter
SE Brett Lowry / Tremaine Lewis
T John Gainous / Sam Bell '
mu WE Mark Williams / Brooks Adkison
Z SB Bonjour Hill / Mario Swanston
UJ ILB Jim Faison / Koran Peters
wU ILB Jarred Lambert / Koran Peters
0 CB Rod Chambers
CB Brett Jeffcoat
S James Daniels
S Dexter Gant
The PSJ Sharkswill
Travel to Bristol Friday to
Participate in Pre-Season
WEWAHITCHKA GATORS PROJECTED STARTERS
QB Tripp Atchison
FB Bernard Vann
RB Chris Simms
W WB Chris White
7. SE P. J. Addison
W LT Mike Yarrell
u. LG Stevie Price
0 C Shawn Voyles
RG Dustin Combs b
RT Earnest Williams
TE Josh Mauldin
DE Blake Rish
DE Earnest Williams
DG -Shawn Voyles
W DG Stevie Price
7' LB Bernard Vann
W LB Myron Vann
U LB Joe Green
0 C Chris White
C P. J. Addison
S Tripp Atchison
S Bradley Shavers
1998 Wewahitchka Gators Football
1998 GATORS-seated, from left: Dustin Combs, Chris Sims, Tripp Atchison, Bernard Vann, Shawn Voyles, and Justin Miller. Middle row:
Bradley Shavers, Stevie Price, Chris White; Myron Vann, P. J. Addison, and Jeremy Suber. Back row, from left: Victor Easter, Josh Maudlin,
Joe Green, Mike Yarrel, Ernest Williams, Gary hicks and Marco Ovaska.
will Play in a Four-Team
Jamboree in Marianna
this Friday Night.
Wewahitchka is coming off a
5-6 season in 1997, in which they
were district runner-up and lost
to. Liberty County in the first
"We are looking forward to
playing," said the Gators' head
coach Wayne Flowers.
S at Jules Stein Eye
UCLA. He was
FL, and is a
ty of Florida C
ut of OphthM I, .
We have some big shoes to
fill in. Ike Mincy (who rushed for
1,401 yards in 1997 and is now
with the University of Montana as
Sa linebacker) who provided most
of our offense last season will be
hard to replace," he added.
Wewahitchka has 20 players
on the roster, and will start two,
"We are going to be a young
team, but the kids are giving a lot
of effort to improve.
"I believe we are going to be a,
competitive football team," said:
Flowers. "We are a young team,
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FCPC Softball Team To
Play In IndustrialTourney
The Florida Coast Paper
Company softball team will be
traveling to Mobile, Alabama, over
the Labor Day weekend to partic-
ipate in the National Industrial
Softball Tournament. Sixty to 70
teams will be playing to determine
which team is the best in the- p
To qualify as an industrial
team, all players must be'.
employed by the company they
The Florida Coast team,
sponsored by St. Joe
Papermakers Credit Union, will
be taking the field on Friday
evening, September 4,. against an,
as yet, undetermined opponent.
Play will begin after the opening
ceremonies, which are scheduled
to be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.,
On Pitcher's Mourn
Amber Browning was recently
selected to the First Team All-
World 14 and Under Fast Pitch
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
Glrls Softball USSSOA Division.
SHer team. the Challengers, of
Columbus. Georgia, finished sec-
ond in the 14 and Under World
Series, which was played August
5 to 9 In Muscle Shoals. Alabama.
She posted some outstanding
statistics as the # 1 starting pitch-
er for the Challengers. After com-
peting in weekend tournaments
throughout 'the Southeast, her
record was 24-8, which included
six no-hitters and six one-hitters,
In compiling a. 17 ERA, Browning
struck out 207 batters while giv-
ing up only 97 hits.
In' the world series, she
almost matched her season ERA
at .16. In the series, she was 6-2,
with 49 strikeouts, only five
walks, and two of her victories
were shut-outs. When not on the
mound, Browning plays first
On August 18, Amber began
her high school pitching career by
posting a win for -her Hardaway
High School team against cross-
town rival, Jordan High. (Georgia
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Volleyball season begins
September 1 for the Port St.
Lady Sharks. They will be play
in a tri-tournament hosted
Mosley in Panama City and .
attended by Altha High. The L
Sharks will host their dist
rival, Wewahitchka. at home
K: September 8th at 5:00 ET. Cc
out and support the Lady Shai
The junior varsity will play
first game and the varsity te
| will compete immediately foll
Varsity players who
returning include: Tra
Fitgerald, Bonnie Belin, Evi
| On Saturday
The Gulf Rifle Club will h
its second sanctioned BR
matches on Saturday, Aug
29th. Registration and set-up
begin at 8:30 a.m. and the i
match will start at 9:30. The
50 match consists of four stag
each stage using a target with
or 50 bullseyes.
Each stage has a 30 min
time limit and one shot is fired
each bullseye. The shooters w
the highest aggregate scores
the four matches will be awar
This match requires an ac
rate .22 rifle and scope. All sh
are fired from benchrests with
rifle supported on sandbag, re
The match is very challenging
all rifle shooters are Invited
Last Saturday. the club h
its monthly PPC and FPOA bu
eye matches. The PPC match
won by Bobby Gay with a score
545. Robert Gay was second
543 and David Amison was tl
with 517. Robert also won
bullseye match with a fine s(
of 585. out of a possible 6
Bobby was second with 567
Amison was third with 528.
in the fall.)
Since then the fresh
pitcher, has notched another vic-
tory, and she is currently 2-0 for
Hardaway. Even as a 14 year old.
Amber Browning is already catch-
ing the eye of many college coach-
She is the granddaughter of
Rev. and Mrs. Howard Browning,
a former pastor of First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe. and is a
frequent visitor to Port St. Joe.
She is also the niece of Tracy and
Rachel Browning of St. Joe
tion fluoride' mouthrirni s'
have become available to the
public. These rinses were
previously sold only by pre-
scription. If. used as directed,
and in addition to brushing
and flossing, these products
can effectively help prevent
Typically, a specific
amount of fluoride mouth-
rinse is swished around the
mouth for one minute and
then spit out. Because many
children younger than age six
do not have adequate control
of the swallowing reflex, fluo-
ride mouthrinses are not rec-
ommended for daily use by,
children younger than six..
on Gant, setter-Nicole Royster.
Joe Nicole Bellinger, Courtney Lenox:
ing*- nd Sabina Daniels.
aso Seminole Club
rdct Road Trip Set
)me The Gulf Coast Seminole Club
rks. is planning a road trip to. the
the Georgia Tech .'game on October"
.am 24th. This is sure to be a great
ow- time. This overnight trip will cost
approximately $100 per person
and will Include the charter bus
are and a one night stay (double
cey occupancy) at the Atlanta
ette Renaissance Hotel, which is
across the street from the stadi-r
s mThis does not Include tickets.
A $50 deposit will be required.
Deadline for reservations is
iola August 31st. Space is limited. If
l50 interested, please contact Sandle
,ust Kennedy at 227-2191 or Boyd
will Pickett at 227-7535. .
first Board Meeting
BR- The club has scheduled a
ges, board meeting for Tuesday,
S25 September Ist, beginning at 12
noon in Julie's Restaurant in Port
iute St. Joe. Anyone interested may
d at attend.
d of Qualifier for Fla. Bass
Tourney at White City
hots The Florida Bass Federation
the Qualifier for the Northwest
sts. Florida Region will be held at
and White City Park this weekend,
to August 28, 29 and 30th.
The top 30 finishers in this
held weekend's tournament will quail-
ills- ly to compete In the state tourna-
was ment to be held at Lake
e of Okeechobee October 17 and 18.
vith according to one of the tourney
h rd organizers Carmen McLemore.
the Approximately 80 fishermen
:ore are expected to fish this weekend
i00. tournament. Friday will be a day
and of practice for the fishermen. who
will pair up partners during a
banquet held at the El Governor
Motel that evening.
Weigh-in will be held at 2:00
nan CT Sunday at White City Park.
On Dental Health
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Persons who use mouth-
washes to combat bad breath'
should know that such chem-
icals are totally ineffective in
altering the more common
causes of bad breath. They
only serve to temporarily
mask the symptoms of poor
diet, inadequate oral hygiene
When the cause-of bad
breath is decay or gum dis-
ease, the money would be
better spent on the services
of a dentist.
Prepared as a public. service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
Shown kneeling, from left: Charles Grice, Bobby Varnes, Russell
Vaughan, Michael Newell., Tony Strange, and Brad Pride. Back row:
Harry Lee Smith (coach), J. J. Ray, Ryan O'Neal, Bill Dodson, Jeff
Hinote, Mike Todd, and Tracy Browning. Not pictured is R. D. Davis.
Wewa Football Holds
Skeet Shoot Fund Raiser
SThe Wewahltchka High
School football team will be hold-
ing a "Skeet Shoot" this Saturday,.
August 29. beginning at 8:00 CT
behind the Creek Stop & Dell on
Highway 71 to raise money for the
The cost will be a $20 dona-
htion to the Wewa Gators. All
shooters must furnish their own
shells for a 50 shot skeet shoot.
Prizes will be awarded to the top
Stop by Saturday to enjoy the
ifun and help support the
For All Your
Advertising Needs ..
Wewahitchka Gators. Tickets will
be on sale at the skeet shoot.
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Remote Control Model Air Show in Wewa
You are invited to attend the
annual air show of model air-
planes to be held in Wewahitchka
on Labor Day weekend,
September 5 to 7. Hours planned
for the show are from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
and from 9 a.m. until noon on
This is really great entertain-
ment for young and old alike. No
admission fee is charged. howev-
er, a parking donation is solicited,
which will go to the Special
Olympics of Bay and Gulf coun-
Approximately 40 pilots from
all over the southeast participate
in this event. Most of them have
several planes they, will fly.
A candy drop is planned for
Sunday around 2 p.m., weather
permitting. Children will want to
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Couldn't Wait for the Bell to Ring
On Thursday, August 20th.
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
Sergeant Greg Cole arrested four
Wewahitchka juveniles and
charged them with burglary and
The four youth, ages 10, 13,
14 and 15, were involved in
breaking into the elementary anid
high schools on two separate
occasions each during the last
The group was processed at
the Sheriffs Office and later
released to their parents.
Mobile Music Too Irresistible
August 18, Lieutenant Toni
Godwin and Investigator Rita
Plercy arrested three juveniles
from Wewahitchka and charged
them with two counts of burglary.
The trio broke into two vehicles
over the weekend taking stereo
equipment. They were brought to
jail, processed, and then released
to their parents.
A boating accident was
reported at the landing for the
Dead._Lakesp(at the -end -of-Jehu_
Road) on Mbnday at about 7:00.
Apparently, a boat was returning
to the landing when it struck a
submerged stump causing two of
Its occupants to be ejected from
The three boaters. James and
Lucille McPherson. and John
Whitworth, of Pensacola. were
taken to Bay Medical Center in
Panama City. The Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish
Commission is handling the
investigation of the accident.
Other Bookings This Week .
Monday. August 17th-H. B.
Henderson. 58, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (failure to
remit, taxes); and Alan Martin
Harnage, 29. of Tallahassee, dri-
ving while license suspended or
Friday. August 21st-DLxie
McDaniel, 41. of Wewahitchka,
burglary; Shawn Wood, 24, of,
Wewahitchka. three counts of fail-
ure to appear; Helen Brock, 43, of
Wewahitchka. worthless checks
(Bay County); and William Brown.
22. of Clarksville. burglary.
Saturday. August 22nd-
Sliden Carpenter, 26, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (possession of cocaine).
Sunday. August 23rd--Jackie
Dunlap, 29, of Port St. Joe. bat-
tery; and Robert Brannon. 54, of
Wewahitchka, domestic battery.
Monday. August 24th-
Dennis Dean Calvarese, 41. of
Callaway, failure to appear (bat-
( PSJPD Report
On August 11th, just after
midnight, Dennis Bryant, 21, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Chris Teeter for disorderly
conduct. According to the officer's
report. Bryant was going up and
down the street knocking on
doors. When he arrived to investi-
gate the complaint, Bryant was
disorderly and wotildn't calm
-..down. ..... -- -.
Multiple Motoring Violations
Friday, August 14th at near
10 p.m., Rico Leonard Yarrell, 21,
of Port St. Joe. was charged by
Officer Russell Burch for attach-
ing tag not assigned. no driver
license, no registration and no
According to information
received, the violations occurred
on June 4th at approximately I
a.m.. when Burch attempted to
stop a vehicle being operated by
Yarrell. Yarrell bailed out of the
vehicle and eluded him on foot.
Yarrell. after being advised of his
rights, confessed to committing
the above offenses.
On the evening of August
20th, Yarrell was again arrested.
this time by Officer James
Stephens. for driving with no valid
driver license. According to
Stephens' report, his vehicle was
stopped in reference to a speeding
violation (60 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h.
Too Young For Alcohol
Thursday. August 20th, at
approximately midnight, Chris-
topher Lee Cathey. 18, of Port St.
Joe. was arrested by Officer
Burch for possession of alcoholic
beverages) under the age of 21.'
According to Burch's report.
Cathey's vehicle was stopped In
reference to improper display of
tag (not visible). Further investi-
gation revealed that Cathey was
in possession of alcohol.
On Monday, August 24.
shortly before midnight. Derrick
Edward Kennedy, 26. of Highland
View. was arrested by Officer
James Norris and Officer Teeter
for loitering and prowling.
According to Information
received, Kennedy was reported
by citizens to have been going
door-to-door attempting to pur-
chase crack cocaine. Kennedy
was found behind a residence on
Avenue C and was brought out to
officers by the owner.
During this time, Kennedy
advised officers that he had ran
out of gas ,,and, had .visited, a..
friend, but couldn't-remember the
friend's name. Kennedy was
placed under arrest and trans-
ported to Gulf County Jail.
The public is cordially invited'
to join the membership of the
Washington Improvement Group
as they celebrate the Sixth
Annual Meeting from 6:30 until 8
p.m., ET, on Thursday,
The event will be held at the
WIG Teen Center, located at 198
Peters Street in Port St. Joe. Dr.
Timothy Lamar Beard will be the
guest speaker. His topic will be
"Volunteerism and Community
THE GULF COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
NEEDS YOUR HELP.
The Sites and Buildings In\ventori Subcommittee has been charged with making a
list of all available industrial and commercial sites and buildings in Gulf County'.
To' make this list uniform and compatible with Enterprise Florida's statewide
listings, we are using Enterprise Florida's Site Inventory Form and Building
These forms are available at the locations shown below. If you own an available
industrial or commercial site(s) or, buildingss, PLEASE fill out the appropriate
form(s) and return to the Gulf County Economic Development Committee. If you
have questions concerning utilities, please contact the utility serving the site or
building. If you have other questions, please contact one of the subcommittee
members shown below.
Gulf County desperately needs economic development, but we cannot attract new
businesses and industries until we have defined exactly what we have to offer!
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be there at that time. Preceding
the candy drop is a combat plane
contest. This is a spectacular dis-
play of flying skill, which is
always one of the highlights of the
You will have an opportunity
to win a ready-to-fly radio con-
trolled airplane at a drawing on
Sunday at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets
will be sold on-site during the
The concession stand will
have hamburgers. hot dogs. and
Ilts of other good things to eat at
This weekend of fun is spon-
sored by the Emerald Coast Giant
Scalers and will be held at their
flying field on Highway 22A just
outside of Wewahitchka. near
Parker Family Campground.
Everyone Is welcome
To Meet Monday
The Republican Party of Gull
County will be meeting Monday,
August 31st. The meeting will be
held at the Gulf County Public
Library beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Clarke Cooper, regional coor-
dinator for the Jeb Bush cam-
paign. will be guest. speaker. All
registered Republicans or anyone
interested in joining the
Republican Party are encouraged
to attend this meeting.
City Hall Hours Shortened
According to a release from
Pauline Pendarvis. Port St. Joe
City Clerk, a permanent change
has been made in the operation of
City Hall. Beginning Monday.
August 31st, City Hall will only be
open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
An affordable housing meet-
ing will be held Sunday. August
30th at 'the Washington Gym in
North Port St. Joe. Be sure to
attendd as important information
will be shared.
In order to properly manage
Florida's marine fisheries
resources, data must be collected
from a number of sources
throughout the state. The Florida
Department of Environmental
Research Institute (FMRI) has ini-
tiated a long-term monitoring pro-
gram designed to provide the
most accurate fisheries data
available from major estuarine
systems throughout Florida.
Monitoring in Apalachicola
Bay began in June of this year.
Sampling will be conducted using
both seine and otter trawl nets. It.
will also include the area from
Ind ian Lagoon to Alligator Harbor.
Qn Monday, September 21,
from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., :Steven J.
Rider, Assistant Research
Scientist 'at FMRI, will be dis-
cussing the Fisheries-Indepen-,
dent. Monitoring Program as part,
of the free.guest lecture series at
the Apalachicola Reserve.
The reserve is located at the
end of Market Street, at Scipio
Creek Marina. Make a left at the
stop sign, and the reserve build-
ing is just ahead on the left. The
sponsors hope to see you there.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-26
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation interested in providing the County
with the following goods/services:
One (1) GIS Software Program
Complete bid specifications are on file in the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Should you have any questions, call Joe Danford at
Delivery Date must be specited. lq.lqued ri uimn-
ages for failure to deliver on the ip-,:iliea dil .ll
be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the enveklop-: um atlh Is. a
SEALED.BID and include h-,e'BiD NLP.BER
Bids will be received until 5.c i Jlcki. P.M.,
Eastern Time on ';I.ptemb-r 8 1 I, Ji-L Lh Oifice
of the Clerk of" L ,e- Cir uiit C u.jn IiXt', Fiii-i Su-eel
Room 1 46F Pont 5 Joe Florida 32456 (Telephone:
850-229 6. 112)
The Board re-cnes trie nint to reject any and all
. BOARD OF COFuNT' COMMISShIONERS
GLLF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: WARREN. YEAGER. JR.
,'. CHAIRMAN .
2tc.August27 and Sepimoer 3.1998.' .
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VOTE FOR AND
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
"'YOUR" COUNTY COMMISSIlNER,
May the works Ihave done speak for me, and
may the service l give speak for me.
* Commissioner Peters is a family man.
* A member of New Bethel A.ME. Churc
* Involved in church and community
* Chairman of Men's Day 1998 at New
*Church school van driver at New Bethel
* Member of the Trustee Board at New
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Chief Usher City Wide Ushers' Union.
and chairman of programs for the Concerned Christian
Member of the Washington Advisory Board.
* Member of the Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens.
* Budget Director of the Davida Byrd Scholarship Foundation.
* 30 years employee of Arizona Chemical.
* Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners 1990, 1993, 1997.
* Elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Counties,
1993 and 1994.
Gulf County needs a person for county
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.4GE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
Gulf Pines Hospital Expanding Services
Adopts "Swing" Bed Program for Short Term Nursing and'Rehabilitative Care
Gulf Pines Hospital has
announced the development of a
12-bed "Swing" program. This
specialized unit is designed to
provide patients with the finest in
skilled short term nursing care
and rehabilitation therapies.
Benefits to 'patients will
include 'close physician contact,
increased level of care by
nurse/patient ratio and an
,emphasis on the ability for the
patient to return home.
The "Swing" program is
viewed by many as an alternative
to traditional nursing home care.
However, total care patients
would not be appropriate for the
Gulf Pines Hospital's Swing
Bed Program plans to offer com-
prehensive rehabilitation pro-
grams including speech, physical,
occupational and respiratory
Other services available will
include I.V. hydration, antibiotic
and pain management treat-
ments, post surgical stabilization,
specialized skin and wound care,
and dementia/mental health
Coordinator Named for
The hospital has appointed
Susan McHugh as.its new "Swing"
Bed Coordinator. She will work
closely with area physicians and
hospital discharge planners to
meet the community's rehabilita-
tion therapy needs.
McHugh is the former mar-
keting director for Lagoon Cruise
Lines and the Florida Panhandle
Private Industry Council. She is
also a past anchorwoman for.
Wound Care Treatment
In recent months, Gulf Pine
Hospital has seen an increase in
patients requiring skilled wound
sized care plans, which are used to
assist in expediting the healing
process. Physical therapy
whirlpool treatments and newly"
developed sterile dressing are'
essential elements in the overall
care treatments. 'Many have su- recovery pl : ,,..
cessfully completed treatment The nursing staff has been
and have been able to retur ,w well trained in treatment protocol
home. :and carefully monitors each
An interdisciplinary, teain patient. Gulf Pines is now offering
approach provides ior individual:- in- and out-patient wound care.
From Awls to Zappbrs
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden
302-B Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
David Fitch, senior vice presi-
Nearly 100 attended the
Saturday, August 22nd consen-
sus meeting held at the North
Port St. Joe-based Washington
Improvement Group Teen Center.
Pastors and assistant pastors
from nearly, every church in the
community, community organiza-
tion representatives, church
laypersons and organizational
members, youth, and community
adults enjoyed a day of examining
Rev. Edward King, Jr.,
Program Officer for Religion with
the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, led
the gathering in consensus build-
ing around issues presented by
The meeting was filled with
issue identification, clarification
and sharing. Participants divided
into groups and worked through
issues and presented reports. The
reports will be useful in planning-
future program and organization-
al direction for WIG.
Pe&talie Fields volunteered to
coordinate the luncheon, and was
delighted with help from
community youth and other
adults that just pitched in. The
Board of Directors wishes to:
thank all community churches
and organizations that con-
tributed dishes: they, were,
Rock Salzer, with Arizona
Chemical Company, and
Commissioner Nathan Peters Jr.
presented a $4,000 check to WIG
Executive Director Marsha
Harpool, noting that the grant
request submitted was approved.
The grant submitted by WIG
seeks to establish a partnership
to provide community service
opportunities for youth. Harpool
noted that the WIG would per-
form activities represented in the
WIG chairman Clarence
Monette noted that the meeting
was highly productive. He
expressed his appreciation to
community residents for turning
out and participating in the meet-
The Washington Improvement
Group is a 501C(3) Neighborhood
Community Development Organi-
zation formed over six years ago
by and for the residents of North
Port St. Joe.
dent and general manager for
commercial and industrial devel-
opment for the St. Joe Company,
announced 'on August 19 the
appointment of veteran real estate
executive Chris A. Hine as vice
west' Florida for," the Commer-
Hine Will Oversee Northwest Florida
Commercial and Industrial Projects
cial/Industrial Group of St. Joe.
Based in the Panama City area.
Hine. will initiate and oversee
commercial and industrial devel-
opment activities in Northwest
Hine joins St. Joe after seven
years directing commercial real
estate activities tin Orlando and
Jacksonville for Reynolds Metals
Development Company. Hine has
broad real estate experience that
includes office, industrial, retail,
shopping center,, and multifamily
"St. Joe is committed to grow-
ing the economic pie In Northwest
Florida," Fitch said. "If there ever
was areal'land of opportunity' for
business and industry, it's
, Hine received, a Bachelor of
Science degree in' 1982 ..from
sity and a Master's in business
administration from Rollins
College in 1988. He and his wife,
Stacia, have four children and will
reside in the Panama City area.
Hine will work in tandem with
Arvida, St. Joe's community
development arm. Arvida Is one of
the nation's most respected devel-
opers of large-scale master-,
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from August 28th through
31st on SR-73 near CR-287 and
SR-30 near Allen Memorial Way.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the', driver license laws.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998:
MEDITATIONS OF A
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
u What Isa,
".. Truth shall make you
T HE DOCTOR examines you and says, "Your
disease is very serious, and you could die from it. I
know my books say the proper medicine would be
Douscene, but ,don't believe in that. I'm going to try
Cosomore. I believe it might be just as good."
If that were you and your doctor, how would you
feel? He knows what the recommended medicine is, but
he wants to use something else. No doubt, you would
get out of there as fast as you could. So would I. Truth
in medicine is important. Truth is important in math.
Five and three does not add up to ten. Truth is
important' in almost every area of our lives.
As important as it is for a doctor to stick to the
truth in treating our illnesses, there is a much more
important area of truth. That is our attitude toward
God and His Truth. The doctor's error might shorten a
life, that is already too short, at best. But our delusive
error concerning God's Truth would affect our future
for eternity. That Truth tells us we are all sinners.
God sent Jesus, His Son, into the physical world to
tell you and me the Truth. God's' Truth had already
declared "without the shedding of blood, there is no,
rerhission of sin." He came as a baby, so' He could,
experience all the physical temptations you and I have
to face. He did so, without once giving in to sin, so He
could be our. perfect sacrificial Lamb. Jesus came to,
shed His blood for our sins. Before that sad day, He.
told us The Truth. He said ". I am the Way, the Truth,
and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by me."
One day you and I must die, and give up this life.
We will enter another realm of existence,. God calls
eternity. If we have accepted God's Truth of salvation
by Faith in His Son, and been Spiritually "born again",
we will be eternally secure in the. place God is
preparing for those who believe His Truth. The
alternative to this is what God's Truth calls hell!
John 6: 29 tell us, ". this is the work of God, that
you believe on Him whom He has sent."
5 1 S a t r I Str!76 5;4"
1 BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
,I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
,. MORNING WORSHIPI- 11:00 AM ET *I.VENIN WORSHIP '- 6:01(i ETV
'" "-" ;' Sunday School9:4S am ". "
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm.Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
aO taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusreth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus minisir), please call 6-175026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . . . .. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m.
W" wednesday : . .. . . ..... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite -You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Worship Services ........................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ............................. 10:15 a.m. CT
'SHARING THE GOSPEL
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY ,
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORTST. JOE
r ...... 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
I+4++ Sunday School 9:45
+ ^ +ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
S .... 8:00 a.m. (CT)
: THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor'
Revival Begins Sat. at Honeyville Methodist
The members of Honeyville and, an all night Bible study and the church are very excited about On Wednesday night, the:
Methodist Church -in Wewahit- prayer. having him minister during'these 'will be having a special youth'ser
chka would like to invited every- Rev. Jimmy Simpler, of services. vice. They would like to invited a]
one to attend their comingg Verbena, Alabama will be the youth to come at 5:30 p.m. fo
revival. The revival will begin on guest speaker. Rev. Simpler is a On Sunday morning at 9:00 supper and stay for the wonderful
Saturday night, August 29, at dynamic speaker with a special a.m., they will begin a series of six service which will follow. The
7:00 p.m., with.a community sing love for youth. The members of services. Revival Services will con- young at heart, as' well as thi
tinui e each evening' through ounh7g are ignited to articipafnti
The Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church family and
Pastor Charles Gathers would like
to invite you to attend their Fifth
Sunday ,Fellowship ;o;;>Sunday,
August 30, at 11:30 a.m. The
Apalachicola First Born Church of
the Living God will be in charge of
Uth service. Their pastor, Bishop
Horace Solomon, will be the guest.
speaker. Dinner will be,served.
Perform at HCBC
rHoward Creek Baptist
Church would like to cordially
invite everyone to join them this
Sunday, August 30. The day will
'begin with Sunday school at 9:45
,m., ET. The 11:00 morning wor-
ship service will be led that morn-
Jn'' by Undivided, a spirit-filled
'group of singers from Panama
p.,ity. Following the service, there
will be a covered-dish dinner.
.^ c:-. : ^
Slr Proverbs 11:17 we
find,i"A man who-is kind
benefits himself, but a
m, cruel man hurts himself."
Kindness should be a
Strait ,of every Christian.:
Some people, seem to
.,Oliver F.'Taylor always' want to punish
Visitation Ainister. First others for their mistakes.
United Methodist Church .
A Christian should
always be happy when punishment is not in
ord er. ,, ,, w : ,' .*^ '. ,
We have had children kill people at schools.
Recently. a man killed 'two policemen in the
Capitol building. There had been evidence that
these people had done cruel acts to animals and
others in the past. Later, their rampages
destroyed lives. Proverbs states it rather plainly
that kindness is better than cruelty. As
Christians, let us be kind'pne to another.
Last Chance To
Order Nativity Sets
Next Tuesday, September 1,
is the final day to place orders for
the beautifully .crafted, multi-
plece cer'amnic" atlvitv sets'bitng
crated 'by'the women"' o6'St.
James Episcopal Church for their
Bazaar chairperson, Bernice
Stickle has announced that the
sets will be complete on Saturday.
November 14. Orders for the
nativity set may be placed by call-
ing Stickle at 647-5477 or Joan
Johnson at 648-8651.
Carol Utzinger, president of,
the church women. will hold the
September meeting on Monday,'
Church members are, also
'gathering their unneeded "trea-
sures" for the fall rummage sale,
which will be held on October 3.
There will be a Kid's Crusade
held at the First Pentecostal
Holiness Church this Friday at
7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00,
The crusade will -be conduct-
ed by Straightway: Christian
Ministries of Panama City. Sister
Sandi Stewart will be ministering
with Christian skits and puppetry
at both services.
Lunch will be served on
Saturday at noon and a time for
water sports will follow.
The entire community is
invited to come arid" enjoy these
services. Transportation will be
provided for both services. For
more information, please call
229-1493 or 229-6622..
There Women's Ministries
group 't the PoftiSt:. Joe Church
of God ill-" have a yard sale and
old fashioned bake sale this
Saturday morning at 2132 Hayes
Avenue in Highland View (Peak's
The sale will begin at 8 a.m.
and continue until you stop com-
ing! Furniture and lots of other
,items will be offered for your
shopping pleasure. Stop by and
Family & Friends Day
at Church of Praise
Missionary Cardrella Garland
of Panama City will be the Sunday
morning speaker at the Fellow-
ship Church of Praise on August
'0 at 11:00 a.riim.
Pastor Rose Garland and the
members would like like to invite
everyone to attend this Sunday
with them and enjoy praising the
!at Zion Fair Church
The city-wide choir union of
'North Port St. Joe will be hosting
,a musical program on Saturday, .
September 5. at 7:00 p.m., ET, at
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
.hurch. There will be choirs,
"groups, solos, and other various ;
4'nusical performances. Everyone
- is cordially invited to attend.
', ,',. .
Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. A nursery:'
will be provided, and a Children's'
Crusade will be held each night in,'
the fellowship hall for children,
age 10 and under.; Refreshments
will be served each night.,
y 'g, pI ', .' .
Come and be revived with
them. For: more information,
please call Abby Taunton at 639-
2337 (day) or 639-5031 (night) or
Johnny Taunton at 639-5971.,
The friendly place to wor-hi'p!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
B' ; ''' SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worshio '-Sundays at'10:00 a.m. & 6:66 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays, at 9:00 a.m. (all age
SWednesday'Adult Prayer & Bible Study at 6.00 p.m.
Please note, all times 'central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., MNexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School.....................................10 a.m.
Morning Service ............................. ... ..: 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ........................................... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & W orship .................................. 7 p.m.
S"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD'"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor August
^'s ;CHURCH .
508 Sixteenth Street *-227-1756
Sunday Worship . .10 a.m.
Adult School .... ... .a.m.
e Nursery, Available Highway 71/Ce
Pastor Rev. JReid Cawcron
:il Costin Sr. Blvd.
:f first Baptist Church
| 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SAllen Welborn Buddy Caswell
-. Pastor -Miniser of Music & Youth
Sunday School :. .,:.. .' .'. 9-45 am
1 ~Worship Service ... .. I 11:00 am
Disciple Training ... ...... . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ..... ......... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH K.BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th St. Port St. Joe' 229-6707
.. Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
SSunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
S' / Morning Service.............. 11:00 a.m.
:Evening Service..................... 6:00 p.m.
:"-1' Wednesday Prayer Meeting..:7:00 p.m.
Hpomeofr f~A1TH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Catch Eu e Smrit
j THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
!'Porttit ti.o~laf d o l ie n
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ..'.11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
MnnW' .... a" Evening Worship..........7:30 p.m.
" : (904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
Choir Director. Robert E. Downs. Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Wor
9 a.m. Sunday 1 9:30 a.m. Sui
6 p.m. Wednesday Nui
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT(LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street?'z Marvin Avenue
Discover God's love!.
Long Avenue \
BAPTIST CHURCH I .
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 2298691
ip Sundays at 11 a.m and6 m. ,
Stud '"- Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and p m..(for all age )
.sdav '- Children & Youth Missions at m .7 m
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p,-n. ---
Adult Praise Choir at 8 pm "
Curtis Clark, pastor ,
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
Come Find Out What All the E excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north ofverstreet Road)
The Churc of Christ
in Wewabitchka wants to mak a difference in your life.
Sunday School ............... ................................ 9 a.m CDT
W orshJip Sern"ice ........ ...................... ............................. 10 a.m CDT
Sunday Evening Worship ....ti............................. 5 p.m. CDT
,Wednesday Bible Study ........... 7 p.m. CDT'
KEN BUTTERWO rH, minister
Upstairs First Union uBank Building
Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Stildy: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
The 1998 1999 school year
is off to a great start at Port St.
Joe High!' Classes are Interest-
ing, lunch, is appetizing., and
pract"-s is. hard, but with new
staff, ew, students, and new
policies, this year promises to be
better than ever before.
Politics are alive and well at'
Port St. Joe High School. Both
,the junior and senior classes
elected class' officers this past
,week. They are as follows:
* Junior Class Officers-
President, Nicole Smith; Vice
President, Erica.Ailes; Secretary,
.Lakeythia Filmore; Asst.
Secretary, Kareta Monette; and
Treasurer, Nelkole Royster.
Senior Class Officers-
President, Latrika Quinn; Vice
Presidents, Lindsay Williams
and Rachel McCroan; Secretary,
Katrina Maestri; and Treasurer,
Congratulations. to all the
Remediation for the HSCT
begins Monday, August 31st.
'By: qRachel IMcCroan
This remediation is for .all
juniors, and named seniors and
sophomores. Students, Mr.
Wilder stresses that it is impor-
'tant to be present for remedia-
S,'Ashunting ,season once
again rolls around, Mr. Earley
would like to remind everyone to
leave, their "hunting equipment"
(guns, :knives, etc.) at home.
Students are NOT allowed to
bring any kind of weapon onto
'school property and, yes, school
property does include the park-
ing lot. ALL OFFENDERS.WILL
And, believe it or, not, 'it's
that time again. The bright
lights will shine, the cheerlead-
ers will cheer, and the mighty
Sharks will take the field.
It all starts this Friday
night, August 28th, with the
Kick-Qff Classic. It will be held
in Liberty County,' where the
.Sharks will play Bristol in their
opening game of the season.
Everyone come out and support
our guys at 7:30 p.m., EST. Go,
By: Susan Ellmer
The Port St. Joe Middl
School year is off to a great star
With the addition of the sixth
r, grade, and the' new seventh
t' graders, there are many unfami
iar faces to learn.
New faces on our staff ax
Mrs. Watford, Mrs. Godwin. Mr
Colbert, Mrs. Johnson. Mr
Campbell and Mr. Garrett.
As the school year gets in
full swing, sports activities w
begin. The sports offered this fa
are football for boys, volleyball fi
girls and cross country for boN
The first football game of th
season .will..be September 3 z
6:00 p.m., E.T., when the Shark
head to the field to play again
Chipley. Come out and suppo:
the team. The concession stan
will be open with delicious han
burgers, hot dogs and other good
Parents, please remember 1
sign your child's planner week:
If you.have any questions about
your child's progress or would lik
to schedule a conference, pleas
call the school office at 227-321
The middle school is askir
that students bring a note an
their planners to the office a
soon as they return to schoc
Students will have five days t
bring in a note. After five days, th
absence will be unexcused.
Students you are congratula
ed for your behavior and cooper
five attitudes so far this yea
Keep up the good work!
Faith Christian School
The first two weeks of school
have been great. We're getting
"thumbs up" from both teachers
We have a new nursery pro-
gram this year. Beth Taylor is
working with six little two-year-
le olds teaching them good habits.
t. colors, beginning numbers and
li letters, and Bible stories. Cara
LhL .Johnson has a full class of three
l- year old students and Barbara
Barnes and Debbie Burch have a
room full of eager four year olds.
re Alicia Williams "aides" these
teachers as needed.
s. We have space in our K-5
class which is taught by Kim
Duty.' K-5: s such an important
to year in our phonics, curriculum
il and lays the foundation for read-
ill ing in grade one. Karen Phelps'
l has joined our faculty and is
rs teaching the first grade. We wel-
come her and all our new stu-
dents to Faith Christian.
j We are planning a trip in
ae March to Washington. D.C. for
at students in grades six through.
ks 12. Parents and students are,
st asked to come to .a meeting
rt Tuesday, September 1, at 7:00
p.m. to discuss the trip and watch
n- ,a short video. : ...
d- Our students will be selling
Christmas, cards for' -two weeks,
beginning September 1. It seems
to early to be thinking about'
y. Christmas, but this way we get
ut our order in and cards back in'
te plenty of time. These little "sales-'
se persons" will have a booklet with
1. samples so.you can choose your
favorite card. This is our biggest
ig fund-raising event each year and
id we thank all those who partic-
Il. Psalm 90:12 reads. "Teach us
to to number our days; that we may'
ie apply our hearts to wisdom." This
is excellent instruction for the.
beginning of a new school year.
t- Please pray with us for a success-
a- ful school year and the soon,
r. resumption of operation of Florida.
w -i n
from Highland View Elementary School
Dates to Remember .
September 7th, Labor Day;
September 8th,4 First P.T.O.
Meeting and Open House at 7:00
p.m., ET; and September 9th.
Progress Reports to parents.
Thank You -. to our
,superintendent Jerry Kelley and
Special Services Director Sara Joe
Wooten for preparing such a won-
derful and "full-o-fun" learning
experience for us 'at Highland
View and all county educators
and personnel on our pre-school
Everyone from the superin-
tendent to the various school
principals were filled with a
"good-feelin'" spirit as they spoke
about their staff, and especially
as they presented each of their
"Teachers of the Year" a $500
And then, to be topped off
with a speaker, Chuck Jackson,
was, to say the least, invigorating!
And, to top all that off, we were
treated to a delicious Paul Gant
barbecue of pork ribs, potato
salad, baked beans, bread and
iced tea.; -
Thank you, and congratula-
tions from our school to yours ...
"Teachers of the Year" HVES,
Tonya Plair; PSJES, Joanne
Smith; PSJMS, Ruby Knox;
PSJHS, Sara Johnson; WES, Joe,
Walker, Jr.; and WHS, and overall
winner. Sue Dickens.
Thanks, GCt '
Mr. Wooten and the staff
appreciate GCI for lots of things.
Recently, all- teachers were pre-
sented with bags of school sup-
plies for use in the classroom. We
really appreciate the help we have
gotten from GCI. '.
This year "Open House" was
done differently. This year there
will NOT be a PTO meeting coit-
pled with Open Hpuse. The differ-
ent grade levels are having Open
House at different times. Here are
the ones held'this week: I
August 27th from' 6 to 6:30 p.m;.
*First Grade Thursday.
August 27th from 6:30 to 7 p.:; i'
*Second and Third Grades---
, uesday. August 25th from 6 tqo
*CP Thursday, August 27th
from 6 to '7pit: n, ."
We feel the small groups will
make, for,'' more personalized ','.
School News .
By Lindo Whitfield
time to meet teachers and under-
stand the program .-
"Every Life Has A Story"--Meet
Donna Fettinger, New Media
Donna Fettinger, born in
Columbia. Kentucky. is married
to Jim Fettinger. They have been
marred for 30 years and are the
parents of three children: Leah
and her husband live in Coloradq
Springs, Colorado: Shelly and her
husband live in Gracellle; and
her son, Evan., is in the ninth
Donna has.lots of hobbies like
gardening, sewing, and reading. If
she had &heri "druthers",. Donna
From the Principal ofl ,f
by Larry A. Mathes "
August 25, 1998
Other than a few minor
glitches, the beginning of school
has gone well, the result Of much
hard work and planning and
cooperative students. That does-
n't mean there's not plenty to'
do-believe me, there's always
something to dot
September 9th, the first
PORT ST. JOE
A groundbreaking ceremony,
'for Port St. Joe Elementary School'
will be held on Friday, August 28'
at 9:30. Everyone is invited to
Open House '
Ourannual "Open House" '
and election of PTO officers wil1l-'
take place on Thursday,..
September 10 at 7:00 in the audi-
'torium. All parents are encour-
aged to attend.
School will -"iiot be held onf
Monday, September 7, due to the
Labor Day holiday.
Progress reports for the first
:grading period will be sent home
on Wednesday. September 9. "
There is no better way,4 ~
teach your child about respect' '
than to give him/her respect. This s,
shows him/her how good it feels
to be respected. And it helps
him/her become more consider-'
ate of others. Here are some ways; ,
to show respect: : 'It.
A Be a good listener.
A Be reliable.
'and fifth ;graders will be knockingyr,
on your door to ask for sponsor-
ship for their upcoming
(September 5) "Rock-A-Thon".
This is the kick-off drive to earn
money to take an end-of-the-year
trip to St. Augustine.
Volunteers Are Needed ...
If you have something special you
want to share with today's stu-
dents or you have a good ear for
listening as in reading. please
contact us at school at 229-8730
or 227-1888. .
Thank Youi.. from kinder-
garten to Carpet Country! The_
Highland View business has con-
tributed carpet squares for eacJj, ;
kindergartner to use for variouP
Yearbooks .. There are a
few left if you wish to purchase*
one Price is $10.00.
progress report is due. We've real-
Gulf County Schdol:|
S'. "Lunch Mri
sAUG.A31 SEPT. 4,19W
MON- BBQ Chicken on Bun,
Hash Browns, Baked Beans
TUES- Macaroni & Cheese
w/Fish Patty, Green Beans,
Peaches, Roll and Milk.
WEDS- Taco Salad. Italian
Bread, Banana Pudding and
Milk. i ;
THURS- Chicken and,
Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes,
Peas, Orange. Roll and Milk.
FRI- Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears. Bread Sticks and
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
Lately on T.V'.
I've been seeing
nies telling voters
that the only
thing the govern-
ment is trying to
do is raise taxes for Americans.,
.If this isn't the biggest. most
misleading, advertising cam-
paign that I've ever seen, then.
tobacco advertising is the best"
thing since sliced bread.
The proposed (and later
axed) tobacco bill voted to raise'
prices',, on cigarettes. This tax:
would only affect smokers. The
point of the bill was to raise
prices on cigarettes so that it
would be harder for kids to"
obtain tobacco products.
Studies have' shown
(Western Economic Association
International) that for every 10%
increase in the price of tobacco,
there will be a 12,to 14 percent
decrease in youth consumption,
thus leading to more youth quit-
ting and fewer youth starting.
Another benefit of raising
the prices of tobacco products is
that with fewer smokers start-,
ing. and more quitting. health- ;
care costs would be much lower
than they currently are. ,
In 1993. a Gallup Poll
showed that 73% of adults favor
a cigarette tax. It's odd that with
such high numbers of voters
favoring a tax that the politi-
cians would strike down such a
promising bill. It is evident to
me that most people on Capitol
Hill are out for themselves, not
for the people by which they
were elected to protect.
If you have any questions or
comments, write to truth c/o
Joe Robjnson, '228 8th Street,
Port St. JoeFL 32456.
would like to visit Australia and
the Grand Canyon. She's already
been to Hawaii.
Donna received her BS from
Trevecca College of the Nazarene
in Nashville, and her MA at FSU.
Donna loves her new Job at WES
and says, "It is totally different
,from being in the high school. It is
challenging and fun." Donna is'
glad to be here and her warm
presence has already been felt.
Mr. Wooten and the staff
would like to extend its sympathy
to the family of Randy Holmes
who died as the result of an acci-
ly been encouraging teachers to
make early contact with parents,
if they are experiencing any prob-
lems with a student. We're aiming
for a lot of positive comments.
The football team will make
its debut August 28 at 6:00 p.m.
in the Marianna Shoot-Out. The
Gators will play two quarters
against tough opposition, and will
learn in a hurry how hard they'll
have to work to get ready for their
opener at home against Freeport
on :September 4, and the second
game September 11, against
Then, the Gators will be on
the road the next three games.
October 9, the Gators will return
dent last week. Mr. Holmes was a
veteran with 20 years in the Air
Force. He was a very talented
member of the Air Force band.
After retirement, he was employed
as a band director at Jacksonville.
He is survived by his wife,
Brenda, and two sons, Randall
and Heather. He also has lots of
relatives in Wewahitchka. Randy
Was accorded a full military
funeral with gun salutes and a
bagpiper playing, "Amazing
We would like to extend our
sympathy to third grader Cody
Andrews, who lost his great,
great, great grandfather.
Fourth Graders Explain All
The fourth grade classes held
their "Open House" on Tuesday,
August 18. They had a nice turn-
out and talked about their big
adventure coming up, "Space
Camp". The kids already knew
about it and are dying to go. What
home for "Homecoming" against
Cross country runners are
working hard to prepare for their
season. Someone will have to step
up to lead, now that Luke
Taunton has moved on. Most like-
ly candidate is James Taunton,
Luke's cousin, who's looking for-
ward to a great senior year.
It's good to see several of our
girls back running again after
skipping last year.
Volleyball is working hard. It
appears WHS will field a varsity,
junior varsity, and junior high
Have a great week!
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S Theatre Auditions
to Be Held at GCCC
The Gulf Coast Community
College Theatre program will be
holding auditions for the
Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado
About Nothing. Needed are women
and men who can play ages 18 to
seniors. A prepared classic mono-
logue is desired but not required.
Auditions are open to everyone
and will be held August 31 and
September 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the
FSU-PCC Auditorium, in Class
Room Building # 139.
Rehearsals will begin Septem-
ber 2, Monday through Thursday
nights; only major roles rehearse
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Delorris Fort, the
holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names In
which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 43 Application No. 98-6
Year of Issuance: 1996 RE. No. 00621-070
Description of Property:"
Lots 18. 19. 20 and 21, Block K, Unit 2 of Red Bull
Island, Gulf County, Florida, also known as the fol-
lowing: I .
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Section 30.
Township 4 South., Range 9 West, Gulf County,
Florida: thence run South 422.7 feet along the sec-
tion line; thence run S89W12'E, 195.0 feet along the
South right of way line of River Road; thence run
S 8832W, 585.0 feet; thence run S8057'E. 91.12
to the Point of Beginning; thence run S8057'E.
364.4 feet; thence run South 108.7 feet; thence
run N8832W. 360.0 feet along the North right of
way line of Dogwood Avenue; thence run North
165.74 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND
EXCEPT Lots 18. 20 and 21.
Name in which assessed: Billy J McDaniel and
wife Emma Joan McDanlel '
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate aill be sold to the highest bidder in the front
,Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at I I 00
AM. E ST. on Wednesida the 9th day of
Dated this 6th day of AugusL 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCLifT COURT
S GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY ,s/ Rebecca L Norris
4tc. August 13, 20, 27 and September 3. 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
NORTH CAROLINA. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA,
CASE NO. 98-105-CA
TIMOTHY D. POPE. et al,.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure da'ed
July 23, 1998. and entered in Case No 98-105-CA
of the Circuit Court of the FOLURTEENTlH .Jualual
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27. 1998
Show dates are October 23 to
25 and October 30 to November 1.
Reps. To Visit GCCC
Representatives from the
state university system will visit
Gulf Coast Community College on
Thursday, September 10.
Students will have an opportunity
to meet with them and gather
information about various. Florida
universities. The event will take
place in the cafeteria in the
Student Union from 10:00 a.m. to
Circuit in and for GULF County. Florida wherein
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK F/K/A FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO_ FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA is the Plaintiff and
TIMOTHY D. POPE; SANDRA J. POPE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA SMALL BUSINESS ADMIN-
ISTRATION: GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS are the Defendants; I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, in the LOBBY
OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE in GULF
County, Florida at 11:00 a.m.:EST, on the 2 day of
September. 1998. the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment: :
LOT 19, BLOCK 130, UNIT NUMBER
12, OF THE ST. JOSEPH'S ADDITION
TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 27. OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Aug. 10, 1998.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Tonya Knox
Depurs Clerk ., ,
2'tc. Au,',ut 20 a.;J 27 1998. ,
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
JOHN T. HANSON and Wife,
JOAN F. HANSON,.
Defendant. CASE NO. 98-199
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE iS HEREBY GIVEN that the follow-
ing debcnbid real property. lymg and being in Gull'
County Florida t,.si
Alcoholic Beverage License No. 33-00003.
SCOP. Issued by the State of Florida
vill b--e sld un the l",th da\ orf epteiTmber 1998 at.
,tne Ironi door -:.1 the Courthoue in Gallf County
Portl SR Jo Fl.nda. 3t 1 II 00 A. Ei.tern Time
The sale :of the property herein described will be
made pursuant to the Order of the Cuireit Court,
Gulf County, Florida, being dated :.he 12th day of
August. 1998. which Judgment was entered in
Case No. 95-199. the capuon brin g as above set
Sadj salje -hall be conducted b% Benrry C U;ler
Clerk ,;.f C liuni Court or any of his duly authorized
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
2tc. August 20 and 27. 1998. i
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
THE CITY COMMISSION OF WEWAHITCHKA
WILL HOLD A BUDGET WORKSHOP ON THE
1998-99 CITY BUDGET AT CITY HALL ON
AUGUST 27, 1998 AT 6:30 P.M.
PAMELA L. HARDEN, CITY CLERK 27.
Ie Au, I1 2 7. 1998
OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTER
1. To vote blacken the Oval
(0) next to the candidate
.of your choice. '
2. Use only the pencil pro-
vided to mark the ballot.
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
(Vote for One)
CD BRIAN COX
CD) RALPH M. FISHER
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 98-51CP
IN RE: The Estate of
ERNST E. SElLER,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ESTATE:
The domiciliary administration of the estate
of ERNST E. SELLER, deceased. Case No. 98-51CP.
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street Port St
Joe. Florida. 32456. The name and address of the
domiciliary personal representative and that per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
in three months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors or the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the estate
of the decedent mu.t file theu claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
TI'e date of the fItrs publication of this Notice
Is August 20, 1998.
/s/ BERND K. SELLER,
DOMICILIARY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
/s/ THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON PA
206 E. FOURTH STREET
P. O. BOX 39. '.' '
PORT ST. JOE., FL32457-. .
'I, BAR NO. 0350583
2tc, August 20 and 27, 1998.
BID NO. 9798-25
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
poration interested in selling the County the fol-
M,4B,.MSA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
1 Cascade System
*Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
|erk's office, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
Sieliver Date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is: a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
Bids will be received until Tuesday, September 8,
,19I98 ati 5 00 p mn. E D T at the Offlce of ithe Clerk
of Court 1000 5th Street. Port St Jo.e FlI:nd3
32456 Th Board re-en'ei the nht to reject an%
and all proposlsJ receted
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
9'// Benny C:L ster. /s/ Warren 3. Yeager. Jr.,
Clerk ; Chairman
2tc. August 20 and 27, 1998.; .,
S I R DISCOUNT I
*Guns & Ammo *Carpet & Vinyl Sales &
Installation *Mobile Home Supplies
1 *Fishing Supplies
S1650 S.Highway 71 in Wewahitchka
Call: 639-5344 (store) or 639-3786. (home)
lPlj iii J M I 0 Ir.WIr mrngirJi rdijEmirii.EULiljr..ll 0 iij0nr r r @Ppnil nr. 0 l nr lf |
(Vote for One)
CD BOB BUTTERWORTH
CD ELLIS RUBIN
COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
;"" i ( ote for. One) '
( t *' e
CD J. KEITH ARNOLD
CD RON HOWARD
I Is REDIN :, 1T
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 1ST Street
UNITED STATES SENATOR
(Vote for One)
CD CHARLIE CRIST
CD ANDY MARTIN
SECRETARY OF STATE '
(Vote for One)
CD KATHERINE HARRIS
C= SANDRA "Sandy"
(Vote for One)
DAVID H. (Dave)
(Vote for One)
CD TIM IRELAND
C JOSEPH SMITH
COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
(Vote for One)
CD FAYE CULP
CD TOM GALLAGHER
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
(Vote for One)
CD TIMOTHY LEE BEARSON
CD RICH FAIRCLOTH
REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN EVERY
PRECINCT MAY VOTE ON THE
CANDIDATES LISTED ABOVE
SEPTEMBER i, ies
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS
1. To vote blacken the Oval (C) next to the candidate of your choice.
m ; PETER RUDY WALLACE
VOTERS IN EVERY PRECINCT MAY-,
VOTE ON THE CANDIDATES ABOVE
ONLY VOTERS IN PRECINCTS 2 & 4
MAY VOTE IN THE DISTRICT 2 RACE
DISTRICT TWO !
CD DALLAS JONES '
CD TOMMY D. MONTFORD
CD LYNWOOD RHAMES
., ~ ~,, ; ',, ;
ONLY VOTERS IN PRECINCTS 8 & 9
MAY VOTE IN TH1E DISTRICT 4 RACE
(Vote for One)
CD, NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CD AMY SHACKLEFORD
I PUBLIC NOTICES I
I MR21 501
I MRP216014B I
I M280917B I
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2. Use only the pencil provided to mark the ballot.
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,. FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1998
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
TITLE V AIR OPERATION PERMIT
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION NORTHWEST DISTRICT
Title V DRAFT Permit No.: 0450002-001-AV
Sylvachem Corporation, Port St. Joe Facility
G. Ulf County
The Department of Environmental
Protection (permitting authority) gives notice of Its
intent to Issue a Title V air operation permit to
Sylvachem Corporation, International Paper for the
Port St. Joe facility located at Highway 98 and
Industrial Road In Port St Joe, Gulf County. The
applicant s name and address are: David Garrett,
Plant Manager, P. 0. Box 497. Port Saint Joe. FL
The permitting authority will issue the
Title V PROPOSED Permit, and subsequent Title V
FINAL Permit, in accordance with the conditions of
the Tide V DRAFT Permit unless a response
received in accordance with the following proce-
dures results in a different decision or significant
change of terms or conditions
The permitting authonty will accept wril-
ten comments concerning the proposed Title V
DRAFT Permnit Issuance action or a period of 30
thiynvl days from the date of publication of this
Notice Written comments should be provided to
the permitting authority s office. Northwest
District. 160 Governmental Center, Pensacola, FIL
32501-5794 (Telephone 850/595-8364; Fax:
50/595-8417 ) Any written comments filed shall
be made available for public inspection If written
comments received result In a significant change In
this DRAFT Permil. the perni ting authority shall
issue a Revised DRAFT Permit and require., u
applicable. another Public Notice.
A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative hearing In accor-
dance with Sections 120 569 and 12057 of the
Florida Statutes IF.S I The petition must contain
the Information set forth below and must be filed
IrecevedI In the Office of General Counsel of the
Department of Environmental Protection. 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard. Mal Station $35.
Tallahassee. FL 32399-3900 (Telephone 850/488-
9735: Fax. 850/47-49381 Petitions filed by any
persons other than those entitled to written notice
under Section 120.6013). F.S. must be filed within
14 Ilounreen) days of publication of the public
notice or within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt oi the
notice of Intent, wtdichever occurs first ULinder
Section 120 6013). F.S. however, any person who
asked the permitting authority for notice of agency
action may file a petition within 14 (liourleenl days
of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of
publication. A petitioner shall mall a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indicated
above, at the time of filing The failure of any per.
son to file a petition within the applicable time
period shall constitute a waiver of that person s
right to request an administrative determination
Hearing) under Sections 120 569 and 120 57. F S.
or to Intervene In this proceeding and participate
as a party to It Any subsequent intervention will
be onvly at the approval of the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-
106 205 of the Florida Administurative Code
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the permitting authority s action i; based
must contain the following informauon:
(a) The name and address of each agency
affected and each agency's file or Identifucation
number. if known:
(b) The name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner, the name. address and
telephone number of the petitioner's representa-
tive, If any, which shall be the address for service
purposes during the course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial
interests will be affected by the agency determina-
(c) A statement of how and when each peti-
tioner received notice of the agency action or pro-
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact If there are none, the petition must
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes
which entitle the petitioner to relief;
(1) A demand for relief.
A petition that does not dispute the mate-
rial facts upon which the permitting authority's
action is based shall state that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as required by Ride
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the per-
mitting authority's final action may be different
from the position taken by It ii this notice of
intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of the permit-
ting authority on the application have the right to
petition to become-a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceed-
In addition to the above, pursuant to 42
United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2),
any person may petition the Administrator of the
EPA within 60 (sixty) days of the expiration of the
Administrator's 45 (forty-five) day review period as
established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to
object to issuance of any permit. Any petition shall
be based only on objections to the permit that were
raised with reasonable specificity during the 30
(thirty) day public comment period provided in this
notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the
Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable
to raise such objections within the comment period
or unless the grounds for such objection arose
after the comment period. Filing of a petition with
the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the
effective date of any permit properly Issued pur-
suant to the provisions of Chapter 62.213. FAC
Petitions filed with the Admmistrator of EPA must
meet the requirements. of 42 U.S.C. Secuon
7661d(b)(2) and must be filed ,with the
Administrator of the EPA at 401 M Street, SW,
Washington. D.C. 20460.
A complete project file is available for pub-
lic inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at:
Florida Department of Enuronrental Protection.
160 Governmental Center
Pensacola, FL 32501-5794
The complete project file includes the
DRAFT Permit, the application. and the Informa.
tion submintted by the responsible official exclusive
of confidential records under Section 403 11. F.S.
Interested persons may contact Ed K Middleswart.
P E at the above address or call 850/595-8364.
for additional information
itc. August 27, 1998.
As required by Secuon 5104 Id) of the Internal
Revenue Code, the Annual Returns of Taunton's
Family Children's Home will be available for public
inspection for a period of 180 days from the date of
this nonce That return may be inspected at the
principal office of the Children's Home. which Is
located at 702 North Hwy 71. Wewahltchka.
Flonda. during regular business hours The legal
address of this office Is P 0. Box 870.
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465. and you may phone
at (850) 639-2337.
4tc. August 13. 20 27 and September 3. 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO 96.49-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
LESLIE BUFFORD NICHOLS, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of Leslis
Bufford Nichols, case number 98-49-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court, GULF County. Florida,;.
Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 5til
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida. The name and addresS.
of the Personal Representative and the Personal:
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested parties are required to file wit
this court (a) All claims against the estate WITHIN
THREE MONTHS' AFTER THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE and (b) any objection by an
interested person to whom this notice is served
that challenges the validity of the will, the qualiffS.
cations of the personal representative, venue, or.,
Jurisdiction of the court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST PLiBLICA.-1
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THlitS
NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON. 4
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT 80')
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has begun on
SAugut 27. 1998.
'1' /a/ HUGH COTNEY
Florida Bar No.: 141607
905 Blackstone Building
SJacksonville. FL 32202
' "Attorney for the Personal Representative
S/s/ EASTER L. NICHOLS
S2006 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc. August 27 and September 3, 1998.
PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
GULF COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
,-,,The Gulf County Canvassing Board will meet at 5
pm. EST. on September I. 1998 at the Gulf
County Counlhouse Courtroom. 1000 5th Street.
Port St Joe Thius meeting is open to the pub-
l1c The Cancas-itng Board aill meet to camiass. the
at.,entee ballots for the Fu-st Primary Elecuor, to
recelse quenes from the public about absentee bal.
:Lu., to conduct a Lcoglc and Accuracy test on the
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
1.800.458.7478 or 888.458.7470
Gulf front- 7935 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach. Beautiful 4 bd.,
3 ba. home w/many extra amenities This 2 story house has hard-
wood floors in the liv. rm., cOn. rm & kitchen Kitchen has top of the
line Kitchen Aid appliances, all .baths tiled, alarm system All win-
Sdows & doors tinted, ig. enclosed outside shower with h/c water, Ig.:
storage rm. w/shelves, nice lanbrscaping, decorative lighting, drip
water system for landscaping,lwasher/dryer, most window treat-
ments, deck and screened rodm on lower level, paved parking
underneath, not on rental program, but has'great; potential.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 104 S. 30th St.,
Mexico Beach. 3 bd., 2 ba., Jg. master bedroom w/lg. ba. New
carpet in living area, new tile in kitchen. 4 car parking in front.
Fenced back yard, cen. heat pump. Deck with super view of gulf.
* This home would be a great residence or a very good.rental prop-.
erty. Call Joan $185,000.
Overstreet Area Roberts Landing Rd., Hwy. 386 -
WATERFRONT Intracoastal Waterway 35.9 acres.
, Pines and assorted low scrub make up these beautiful acres, great
investment for developer, or secluded home site. Electric and phone
lines on property, several deeded access points. 623.88' water
frontage, setbacks apply MLS #2687. Call 850-227-2511 for more
Several long term rentals now available. Furnished
& unfurnished, Mexico Beach GulfAire Port St.
Joe. 2-3 bedroom house & townhouses.
Call Us for Any of Your
Real Estate Needs!
44A flPIE LISbWO SEsVPCE
tabulating equipment, and canvass all returns as
Absentee Ballots for the First Primary Election
received prior to September 1, 1998 will be avail-
able for public inspection from 8 AM until 4:30 PM
EST on September 1, 1998, at the Gulf County
Elections Office, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe.
Florida. After that time these absentees will be
processed, however not counted. Counting of the
Absentee Ballots will: not begin until 7 PM on
September 1. 1998. At 7 PM the Canvassing Board
will examine ballots received after 4:30 PM that
day. Any member of the public who wishes to
examine these ballots should be present no, later
than 7 PM. These absentee ballots will be
processed and tabulation will proceed on all ballots
at 7 PM
The Canvassing Board might need to reconvene
during the week of September 1, 1998. The meet-
ing will be at the office of the Supervisor or
Elections. The time and date will be posted at the
ofLice of the Supenlsor of Election. inn anrnournced
GwResort Realty of .
,St. George Island
at the end of the September 1 meeting.
Cora Sue Robinson
Supervisor of Elections
Gulf County, Florida
Itc, August 27, 1998.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice Is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and in
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Wewa Seafood &
/ Oyster Bar..
MAILING ADDRESS: 260 West Highway 22.
Wewahitchka. Flonda 32465
OWNER (5)S Colin Hutchinson
ite. August 27. 1998
St. George Island
ST. JOSEPH BAY OFFICE
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110
,.it j ST. JOE BEACH
CAPE SAN BLAS TOWNHOMES Built in 1997, this attractive Gulf
BARRIER DUNES, a gated beach- view home features, 3BR/2BA,
front community features swim- 2000 sf floor plan w/cathedral
ming pool, tennis court, 2 fish ceiling, fireplace, ceramic tile
ponds, boardwalk to white sand floors, whirlpool tub, and more.
beaches. We have premier units Value Range: $129,900-
available from $149,900. $139,876. MLS#1614
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CAPE PLANTATION TREASURE BAY
Golf course frontage! Spacious Bayfront home in a quiet neighbor-
3027 sf interior, 4BR/4.5BA, hot hood. 3BR/2BA, 1600 sf, dining/kit
tub, pool. Quality built home on combo, wall to wall carpeting,
nicely landscaped lot. A real screened porch, metal roof, vinyl sid-
value! $198,000. MLS#2394 ing, dock. Nice year round residential
value! 198,000.or rental investment. $254,876.
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I NEW LISTINGS:
0.5588 Cape San Bias. Rd. 3 bd., 21/2 ba., all s
blinds, Fla. tile, inside storage, open deck/patio, sprin-
$kid kler system, screened porch, cen. h/a, zone C4 com-
1mer./ res. 200' on St. Joe Bay with minimal marsh
grass 3.32 acres, beautiful landscaping, one of the few
homes on Cape San Bias thai has federal Rood insur-
S- oance!!! Much more. $329,500. MLS #2607
. 1610 Long Ave., Port St. Joe. Tastefully decorated and remodeled. 3 bd I ba home CH&A new car-
pel, new wallpaper, newly rewired, new plumbing, new electrical switches and sockets, storm doors front and :
back, on a 600l60x160' lot, outside storage bldg Fenced back yd Call Brenda Miller Price: $67,800.
Blountstown, Calhoun County: 40 acre parcel located lust outside of Blounhtown on Hwy 73. Planted
pines perfect For country estate, form, or subdivision into individual homesiles Call Brenda Miller Price
South Long St., Overstreet. Two 20 acre parcels close to rhe intracoastal waterway. and just off Hwy 386
Parcel One which borders South Long and Hardy St is planted in pines, and Parcel Two which faces South Long
Si is not Prices. Parcel One $17,000; Parcel Two $37.000
225 Spruce, Creekwood, Overstreet. Singlewide mobile home, very well kept, mostly furnished, situat-
ed on 2 lots. 2 screened porches, 14x21 storage bldg, I 2.20 screened room on back of property w/brick BBO
Also. I recrealor.al lot on Werappo Creek Call Brenda Miller Price $52 000
Quarter Horse in., Overstreet. 2 73 beautiful acres, plenty of trees, secluded, creek, on.county rd., great
for horse stables or pasture, or homesite Close to intracoaslal Brenda Miller has details. Price: $16,000.
Kelly Dr., Sunshine Farms, Overstreet. Two parcels containing 5 acres M/L each. Parcel One borders
Kelly Dr and Quarter Horse Ln and Parcel Two faces Kelly Drive. Lots of trees, winding steam, lots of land and
trees on both parcels Contact Brenda Miller. Price: Parcel One: Lot 24, $24,000. Parcel Two Lot 23. $20,000
7297 Hwy. 98, Coronado Gulf View Unit #1. Beautifully remodeled, 2 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished,all new
inside All appliances, nice Ig. bedrooms, plenty of closet space Two level deck, gorgeoussunsets parking for
2 cars Call Brenda Miller Price $159 000
7118 Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach 3 bd, 2 full baths Lot 10-11, B28 Dining/kit combo, fam. rm.,
master ba garden thb. irr.gation well, central water. Nice brick home on a corner lot. Extras 2 septic tanks,
carbon monoxide chain link fence side access sprinkler system and much more. $137,500. MLS #2625
FIRST TIER LOT, SURFSIDE ESTATES. o38, not in subdivision Central water & on a paved street. $59,500.
Broker is owner Call Jay Rish
1110 Palm Blvd., Port St. Joe. 2 bedrooms, I ba. Beautiful small home that is well kept. Sits on a corner
lot with alley access. Extras-pull down attic storage, stove, ceiling fans, pear tree, chain link fence, dishwash-
er, garage-door opener, and more. $69,500. MLS#2624.
605 10th St. Rambling'2 bd 2 ba. 1400 sf frame house located on 2 1/2 lots |125'xl 70'). Beautiful vaulted
ceiling living rm with 10' bay window & fireplace Open double corport, additional storage bldg. arid boat
shed/workshop area. Price $79,900. Call Perry J. McFarland at 227-9600 or after hours at 229-6153.
Hwy. 386, north of Overstreet. PRICE REDUCED-Beautiful 2 1/2 acre country setting with 3 bd., 2
ba., 28'x70', Redman mobile home, Property also has a 2 bd/1 ba. older frame house w/aluminum siding and
metal roof. $89,500. Price Reduced to $79,900. Call Perry J. McFarland at 227-9600 or after hours at 229-
678 Jones Homestead Rd. 4 bd/2 ba. mobile home, Ig. corner lot, Ig. outbuilding and barn. All appli-
ances, C flood zone. $67,500.00.
WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.
1004 Marvin Ave. Large execulne home near city parks 4 bedroom 3 bath brick home that has been completely
renovated with almost new everything New Berber carpel arid v.nyl through'oui Beautiful large while marble fire-
place in comfortable den, large formal living and dining roim 12x24' deck and 10xl7' screen porch Large mas-
ter bedroom with walk-min closet Amenites also include newlcentral H/A. NEW ROOF, large dbl garage, oak cab-
inehts, new paint throughout, lots of closer space $148.500 00
2011 Monument Ave. Lg 5 bd 2 bath horre Ig corner lot in a nice neighborhood thai needs a lile TLC Over
2200 sq ft of healed and cooled space 4 bedrooms upstairs plus game room and extra bonus room over the
garage Central h/a, and much more $129.900 00
703 16th Street, Port St. Joe. 3 bedroom. I 3/d bais eth kitchenette, formal dining, living room and small
addition, on corner lot, $79,900. It
108 Circle Drive, Mexico Beach. Classic King-berty' home. brick exterior, Fla. room. carport, all appli-
ances including washer Has dryer hook-up Fpi' s. 2 barts, fully Furnished rental unit with good rental
history. CH&A, lterrazo and wood foors, 3s l 3 U'30 'j beach Call Brenda Miller today PRICE REDUCED.
HIGH TRAFFIC LOCATION on the corner of Hwy 98 & Avenue A in Port St Joe Building was a liquor/conve-
nience store/gas station. Main structuree is approx 40x10 t under roof Presently there are two small units that
could be rented for small businesses such as a pa.n shoppe, check cashing service, or coin laundry, main building
has been a vibrant convenience store in ihe pa..t Lite.ally 1I block from the new manna site 4&e,0QQ Reduced
to $188,000. Leis make a dealtl
109-B S. 29th St., Mexico 9g f rfe 'c. A I l the GulF 4 bd 2 ba. completely fur-.
nnshed, excellent rental history RM W l c/iBr l .000 Brenda Miller has the details
1307 Marvin 41l .0, h1,~p home, sun porch. large back
yard. CH& A. n.c f Id 3W is6. *'.
9037 Olive Ave., Beacon Hill. Improved uocant lot 50100' located in second block from Hwy 98 Cleared,
culver I and fill dirt added Approved For 1440 !q ft home $12 000 Call Perry McFarland
703 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach. Vert n.ce 1996 Redman 24 x44' doublewide mobile home, all appli- ,
dances, mostly furnished Outside vUND 'C0Lgf TR T owner financng Perry McFarland
Price Reduced $4,500 to $59,500.
101-A. S. 29th St., Mex. Beach. Large 4 BR 3 BA baril style, home completely furnished, great view of beach
and water. parking under house Brenda Miller. $159.000 Adiacent .der.l.cal home may be for sale also
511 7th St., PSJ, Beautifully landscaped home -ith alley access in quiet neighborhood 3 or 4 BR 1 BA w.th For-
mal I... and dining. sun room den, L.NjF flteroN1AW IG stove & oven, other appliances elec-
tric, gas fireplace small foyer wvih coat close. .nl si ing, ouh.de-bF garage w.1h a shop!mother-ln law apl
Flooring in the home is carpeting throughout w/ inyl in the'k,itcen baoh and breakfast room Price $87,500 00
S. Long Street, Overstreet, 10 Acre parcel ideal for country estate, 'arm, or subdivision Close to intracoastal
canal Brenda Miller. $100,000
REDUCTION: 412 5th St., Mexico Beach. Almost iew 24'x52 double,.de mobile home, unfurn open
rooms, all appliances, garden tub i l r qiitsl iba Ii Ilbldg., landscaped yd., double drive-
ways, 20 year roof. Contact Brendudi f Eu I A r 00.00.
315 Woodward Ave., PSJ. Charm.r.g 3 BR 1 BA woot frame home, 55 '170' corner lot Home has covered
screened-m porch, living rm w.'fp l reports ceiling Fans, window AC units,
gas heat, elec. water healer Also i lrarFl!ouee f, E illor a shop or extra storage Zoned res-
idential/commercial. Owner financing available. Price $64;, 00.00.
1612 Monument Ave., PSJ. Very spacious home situated on a one acre lot with a fantastic view of the water.
This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath brick & frame home booaws 2 s50 SF of living space has a large living/din rm. com-
binahon. Ig Fam. rm .ith brick (p. ew.,ng.'laundry rm Ig Forer area, 23'x23' double garage, 10'21' porch.
Kitchen appliances include almost new .elf-cleaning oren byill.in range top. large built-in microwave, garbage dis-
posal, oak cabinets with carousel shelving in corners Ce.iling fan Iggh.r.g and v.ndow treatments are throughout
the house and included in the pice Price t 19.900 00 f1'I I. .
1012 McClelland Ave., PSI. 4 BR 2 B9I00 I0 e ,n established neighborhood. garage, all appliances,
20'30' workshop fenced back yard Brend
11 II I Garrison Ave., PSJ. Very well kepi 85Jw k home on large lot. all new inside. Great rental income
property or home for small family Brenda .ll ..
White City, 284 Sealey Dr., 5 BR 2 BA, 2300 SF of living area situated on 3.43 acre site w/safe harbor and
access to intracooastal waterway. 4J O1 It Wr T:5-ccess to St. Joe Bay or Apalachicola.
Below appraised value. Price $139,900.00.
PERRY J. McFARLAND BRENDA G. MILLER, GRI
SALES ASSOCIATE REALTOR Associate
Home: 850-229-6153 Home:
Mobile: 850-227-5885 850-648-5435
SOffice in Simmons youi.
Drop by or call us for
all your real estate needs.
Kim Kove, Grand Isle, Mexico Beach. Lot 26, Block C,
GARRISON AVE., BRENDA DR., MONICA DR., BARBARA DR., Several new lots available for sole,
more forthcoming Sizes vary. locations vary All are close to schools, yet off the beaten path. Water and sewer
available. Nice new homes in subdivision, expanding area ol town Price $19,900.00 per lot. Owner financ-
ing with 20%'down, 10% interest, 10 year amortized, 3 year balloon payment.
Marvin Ave. 1800 block Vacant lot 80'xI75' (Lot 2, Block 95). Ideal for building your dream home. Price
$14,000. Call Perry J; McFarland.
75' boy UNDER CQOJWA Aoo.
Gulfaire Lot #10, unobstruUN fI 4 CONTO1J CT
Lot 2, Bay Breeze SubdiNDe RSICONTRACT
Nice lot in Gulf Aire. Across from tennis court & swimming pool. A steal at $28,500. Hurry, it won't last
White City lot: Contiguous to St. Joe Co. land, 75'xl10',
$9,500.00. Owner says sell! Owner financing, make offer!
Corner 3rd and Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. Two cleared lots each 50'xl50', one block to beach,
good view from two story home, zoned for homes or mobile homes. Brenda Miller. REDUCED TO $49,500
ea. LOT 1 IS UNDER CONTRACT.
BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, behind Carpet Country, Affordable, oversized lots, restricted, zoned for
mobile homes. Some restrichons Each lot measures 100'x300'. Close to Port St. Joe, close to schools. All utili-
ties available. Septic tank heeded. Price $11,500.00 each. OWNER FINANCING WITH 20% TO 25% DOWN,
12% INTEREST, TERM NEGOTIABLE. 12 LOTS SOLDIII
8749 Hwy. 386, Overstreet. Twenty acre parcel with 800' on Wetappo Creek (deep water channel). Also
2 BR 2 BA home, artisanri well, two stocked ponds, garden area, fruit trees and dogwoods. Brenda Miller.
$255,000. SELL 13 ACRES FOR $215,000.
Peacock Lane, off Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd.), 6.209 acres with200' on Wetaoppo Creek, (deep
water), dockage available,.some marsh. Brenda Miller. $75,000
Corner Hatley Dr. & 15th St, Mex. Beach. One large corner parcel approx. one acre, zoned RLD,
WATER TAP PAID. Excellent home site for permanent home or weekend retreat. Brenda Miller; $30,000
Bonnett St., Beacon Hill. 2 lots each 50'x100, wooded, secluded. Owner; Financing. Brenda .Miller.
GULF FRONT LOTS R-7 Lot size 120' x 351'. $395,000.00. OWNER FINANCING 25% down payment,
balance in 5 years, 10% interest. Prices subject to change without notice. Can build either large home or duplex
2 Indian Lagoon Lots. $24,500. 100x3 Iv nice location.
INDIAN LAGOON FRONT (south stl Wf lwy. C-30). 5 lots 100' x 350'-400' more or less.
$29,900.00. OWNER FINANCING. DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASE OF SEVERAL OWNER FINANCING 25%
DOWN PAYMENT, BALANCE IN 5 YEARS AT 10% INTEREST. NO MOBILE HOMES. 4 UNDER CONTRACT
in 2 weekslll Only 1 left at $29,90011
BAY FRONT LOT HEAD OF THE BAY. 100' road to bay, $85,000.
BAY FRONT LOT NEAR THE ffftflWK c dJjfaii,minimal marsh, oversized width 128'.
$99,900. A GEMIII Ul C N A
Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe. lotG which If t and part of lot 10, 143'x175', good neighbor-
hood. Price $14,000.
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson or
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at: elizwthompson@digital-
exp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our firm is pleased to announce the EXCLUSIVE listing of several lots
owned by St. Joe Corp. in the following areas: Gautier Memoral Lane,
Cabell Drive, Marvin Avenue and Garrison Avenue. ew -6 7 lots
under contract. Starting at $14,000. Prices will increase toonlll
\ Properties, Inc.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
,ll. Ii+,P- + Tn& R'T. o T .ua.. Aiic 'l27 lA913 Dad. QSeven I.UJ.rL ftlfa.a.,C.
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5c
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
. Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
AUCTION FRIDAY NITE, AUG. 28 at 7
p.m. EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall,
PSJ. Mall open Tues. Sat. Wade
Clark Auctions, 850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743
Estate of Arnold Danriell
1983 Ford; LTD, extra clean, low
mileage, real cream puff. Call 647-5179.
'97 Dodge Ram 2500 Charade conver-
sion van, only 6,000 miles. Like new, all
extras, slicker price of 835,500. need to
sell, $28,000 or best offer. 227-7205.
1 tc 8/27
1995 Dodge 4wd swb, reg. cab, 60K
miles, a/c, pw, pdl. heavy duty trailer
hitch, blue & silver, take over payments.
229-2727 days, 639-3600 nights.
'95 Acura Integra, Special Edition,
leather interior. excel. condition. Call
647-9851, leave message. tfc 8/20
'95 Honda Passport, good condition,
black exterior, grey interior. Call 229-
8997 during day, or 227-3412 in the
evening. : fc8/13 .
ITEMS FOR SALE -City of Mexico
Beach has the following Items for sale:
1 1986 Dodge pick minimum bid
S400: 1 1979 [ntemaUonal dump truck
- $650 minimum bid; I 1985 Dodge
Ram 50 $300 minimum bid: I 1979
Chevy pickup $300 minimum bid: 1 -
1989 Ford Crown Vic. sedan S300
minimum bid; 1 Tank/t-aller S300
minimum bid; 1 16" aluminum boat &
trailer 8350 minimum bid.
All items will be sold as is. Bids will be'
accepted until 4:00 CT on August 31,
1998. All items are available for Inspec-
tion at.118 N. 14th St., Mexico Beach.
Contact Frank Healy for information -
648-5700.:, ; ,
21c, August 20 and 27, 1998.
Convertible 1994 Chevy Cavalier.
loaded, runs perfect. looks great,
S6.500 639-3410. tfc 8/6
1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass body. engine
and interior in great shape. air cond..
power windows. cruise control. 70,200
original miles. 82,000 obo. Call 647-
Duplex for rent, furnished, 132 Bay St.,
St. Joe Beach, $400 month, $200 secu-
rity deposit. 648-4020. 2tc 8/27
For rent at south side of Wewa. Nice,
clean, semi-furnished, 14x70' 2 bdrm.,
2 bath mobile home, with cen. h&a, 'and
washer/dryer hookups' furnished.
Sorry, no pets. Must have references.
Utilities furnished. $400 month. Call
648-5905 after 6 p.m. '2tc 8/27
Two bedroom house in Wewahitchka,
$225 month. Call 639-2511. ltc 8/27
Two ,places for rent. Call 648-5306 for
more Information. t. fc 8/20
[cARAGE SALE5SIg .7
PRE-MOVING GARAGE SALE. 1110 Lots of antiques and much more. In
PALM BLVD. Two families are cleaning .,,Creekwood Estates on 386, 3 miles
out garages, storerooms, 'etc. Lots of' "north of bridge. Saturday, 7 a.m. EST.
tools including garden tools, router,
boat stuff, handmade stoneware. flower Yrd Sale/Old-Fashioned Bake Sale.'
pots; baskets, plumbing and electrical The Women's Ministries group at the
stuff, and lots and lots of other miscel- V 4ort St. Joe Church of God will have a
laneous. Sat., Aug. 29, 8 a.m. until. Itp yard sale and old-fashioned bake sale'
this Saturday morning at 2132 Hayes
Garage Sale: Sat.,, Aug. 29, 8:00 till ? Avenue In Highland View. (This sMelba'
Clothes, books, games, stemware plus .;Peak's house). Sale, begins at 8:00 -
miany more items. 216 Gulfaire Dr. No 'until. Furniture and lots oi other items. ,.
Early Sales! 'I. ltp Come and seel
Yard Sale, Saturday, 2108'Long Ave' Yard Sale: Saturday. Aug. 29, '105 N.
Baby items, clothes and misc. 8 a.m. 21st St., Mexico. Beach. Clothes, misc;
12 noon. Itp ,items. etc. ,7:30 11:30 CDT.
Mobile home lot, Mexico Beach. S75 per Garage Sale. Saturday. Aug. 29th. 8-00 inside Yard Sale at 104 S. 30th St.. ,
month. 1-800-659-0641. 2tc 8/20 a m. 2.00 p.m. 275 Country Club Rd.. Mexico Beach. Saturday. Aug. 29 and
off C-30. at., Sept. 5. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CDT.
Apartments, townhomes. homes for
rent, 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, town-
homes, single family homes, duplexes
for rent in Port St. Joe and GCape San
Blas area. Furnished. Call Coldwell
Banker B & B Properties for more infor-
mation. 850-227-1892. 4tc 8/20
Three bedroom apartment for rent In
Port St. Joe, 800 A.. ft. 8350 month.
8350 security. Call 227-3511. tfc 8/20
One bedroom furnished, washer and
dryer, lg. Ilv. rm./kitchen, sleep sofa, on
a corner lot. Mexico Beach. Call 648-
5033.' 2tc 8/20
30' travel trailer on site, includes water,
sewer, electric, trash removal. gas &
cable TV, 8400 per month for 2 people.
648-5229. Lfc 8/20
Vacation mountain home. Murphy, N.C.
2 hours north of Atlanta. 2 bdrm., 2 ba.
S375 weekly. No smokers, no pets. 639-
2465. 6tc 8/13
12x24 cozy cabin, 1/2,mile from beach,
daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Call
648-5229. U'c 8/20
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St..Joe Beach. 647-
5106. .. f 8/6
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 8/6
Saturday. Aug. 29, Super Yard Sale, 3
families. 209 Louisiana Ave.. Mexico
Beach, 7:00 a.m. till ??? Computer,
hardware, lots of computer games,
movies, books, toys & clothes, some.fur-'
niture. Super single water bed complete
with sheets & covers. Lots of misc. Rain
cancels. Itp 8/27
Garage Sale: Saturday. August 29, from
8 to 11. Bedroom suite. dishes, cur-
tains, girls' clothes and a lot more. 2025
Marvin Ave. .. .. .
Come to a yard sale in the
country! You won't be dis-
appointed! From tools &
fence gates to furniture
and baby items to knic-
knacs & trinkets. Too much
to list all! Something for
everyone!! Friday,: z8-28
and Sat. 8-20, 8:00 a.nm.
EST, Hwy. 98 to 386,
(Overstreet) to 4 miles past
Overstreet Bridge. Left at
Pleasant Rest Rd. 1536,
Blue Trailer, around back.
Donnie's Total Pride Pest Control needs
Sapest control technician. Must be neat.
clean and self motivated. No experience
.heedy. t fc8/27
Full time course maintenance jobs,
available at St. Joseph's Bay Country
dlub. Maintenance number 227-3160
for Interview. Applications can. be,'
placed in clubhouse. 3te 8/27
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Local firm needs a Florida licensed
real estate agent who possesses
, knowledge of Gullf County and the
surround in area. Call Tom Todd
at Tom Todd Realty at 227-1501
or 800-876-2611. to set up an
interview. :' i'fi 3
Career positions with Large Local
Company. Comprehensive Training.
17 yr. old leader in industry.
Earn 25K+. Call Rick
Looking for full time 40 hour week
warehouse-delivery person. Apply in
person at Wallace Pump & Supply Co.,
824 15th St., Mexico Beach, FL 648-
8161. ltc 8/27
Office help needed: must have comput-
er experience. Rich's IGA, Wewahitchka.
Contact Betty Rich, 639-5343. tfc 8/27
The City of Wewahitchka is accepting
applications for the position of City
Clerk. Applicant must be experienced in
general ledger, payroll, A/P, journals,
budgets, and preparing financial state-
ments. Applicant must also possess
computer skills. All qualified applicants
need to apply at. City Hall, "Monday
through Friday between the hours of
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Deadline for
applications is September 3, 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following positons
in the Police Department:
Dispatcher (Certified SCIC/NCIC),
Crossing Guard. S5.15/hour
Applications and job description may be
picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building. 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Application deadline September
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy 'and is an Equal
Employer. 2tc 3/27
Cleaning lady needed for small cabins
on the Cape. 229-8775. 3tc 8/20
Full time cook needed. experience pre-
ferred, but will train. Excellent benefits
: and competitive salary. Bay St. Joseph
Care Center.r 850-229-8244. 2tc 8/20
Real Estate Sales Associates. Build
Your future and Income with a company
whose reputation, training.a nd support
are Rock Solid. Whether starting a new
career, or considering a change, call to:
; schedule a, confidential interview.
Contact Rose Drye. CRB or Helen
Spohrer. CCIM at Prudential Resort
Realty. Offices in Port St. Joe.
Apalachicola and St. George Island.
850-927-2666. 2tc 8/20
Drywall hangers. finishers and helpers.
Please call 227- 1882. 2tp 8/20
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will be
accepting applications until Tuesday,
August 25, 1998, at Job Services of
Florida, 114 E. 9th St., Panama City,
Florida, for the following position:
Part-Time Employment: Position:
Cashier; Term: Year round employment;
number of hours: less than 1,000 hours
per year; .number of positions to be
filled: one (1); location: Wewahitchka
Minimum job specifications for these
positions' are as follows: high school
graduate; successful pass of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative employment
entrance drug screen.
Gulf Coast is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We recruit on the'basis of
merit, without regard to race, color, sex,
age, national origin, disability, or veter-
an status. 2tc 8/20
Position Title: Cashier (School Food
Service) The Gulf County School Board
Is receiving applications for Cashier.
Persons having applications on file. in
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this .position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and job descrip-
tions may be picked up at the School
Office or District Office Building and
completed applications should be sent
to Mr. Larry Mathes, Principal,
Wewahitchka, High School, 754 East
River Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
Application deadline is August 27,
1998, 2:00 P.M., C.T. The Gulf County
school Board .is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 8/20
Position Title: Teacher Aide (PK) The
Gulf County School Board Is receiving -
applications for Teacher Aide. Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board office and wishmg to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their' application submitted.
Applications and job descriptions may
be picked up at the School Office or
District Office Building and completed
applications should be sent to Mr.'
Clayton Wooten. Principal. Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School. 408 East River
Road, Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
Application deadline is August 27,
1998. 2:00 P.M., C.T. The Gulf County
school Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 8/20
Service staff and bus people needed.
Apply In person, no phone calls please.
Hwy. 98. Toucan's. Mexico Beach.
Mobile home lot for rent. Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5476. tfc 8/6
"93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, 81,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
1991 MERCURY TRACER, gray on
gray, 59K. auto. air. c/d. 83.300 or take
over payments. 647-9248. 3tc 8/13
16 ft. fishing ski barge boat with 40 hp
Evinrude motor, Magic Tilt trailer, good
condition.. Can be seen at 613 Marvin
Ave. 227-2035. 2tc 8/27
1990 Sportscraft 20 ft. with cuddy
cabin. 175 OMC motor, trailer, loran.
VHF radio. Only 87.300 or best offer.
See at comer of Hwy. 98 and 35th St. In
Mexico Beach. Call local 648-3014 or
toll free 1-888-561-8112. 4tp 8/13
14' fiberglass boat with 15 hp Johnson
engine (completely rebuilt). $1,000. Call
648-5840. tfc 8/6
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.
Indian Pass Indian Lagoon view. 4
bedroom, 2 bath new home on 5 acres
with jacuzzi room & private fish, ppnd,,
wonderful family home. ,6 months to -1
yn lease, water included. $850/mth.
Call 850-927-2515. 4tp 8/27
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL.
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Liberty Manor Apt., 102 -Libert 'Maiot-
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilitlUes, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 8/6
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate. Ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions. dinners, great rates.,
For information call 227-1278, or 227-,,
1776. tic 9/25
Private office space
in downtown Port
St. Joe. Call 229-
SOUTHERN VILLAS OF
Available now, 1 and 2 BR apartments.
We have 1, 2 & 3 handicap & non-hand-
icap accessible apts. CH&A, carpet &
appliances. Rent includes water, sewage,
& garbage. Rental assistance is available..
Visit our office at 398 24th Ave.,
Apalachicola, Florida; or call 850-653-
9277 or TDD 800-955-8771.
Equal Housing Opportunity
"' t. fc 8/27
HERITAGE VILLAS OF
Available now, 1 and 2 BR apartments.
We have 1, 2 & 3 handicap & non-hand-
icap accessible apts. CH&A, carpet &'
appliances Rent includes water, sewage,
& garbage. Rental assistance is available.
Visit our office at 398 24th Ave.,
Apalachicola, Florida, or call 850-653-
9277 or TDD 800-955-8771.
Equal Housing Opportunity
It lo 7& S4ftl
Jeff Wood 227-1559
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
Free Estimates RF 0066770
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Reitaurari M,.Iel
Rea Cpntrol .. Cror nminiu
HouierId Pei ,Co:.nri, *lew Treartmnsar
:eal Eilaie |WOO] Re-poric Conwr ,uciuon ,l, .
4 PLEASANT &I PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. '& Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates &:Inspections
*M ,T UgFlll2TE.- M:!
RC 3 -.
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
there Qualrty Is Higher Than Price-
* Household Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck,
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051. tIc
.. tc li/i
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. r s wn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES *TRIM-
I will. work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ fluMIlN CTITDAIRE \
Experienced and dependable couple to
clean cottages, houses and apartments.
647-9262. 2tp S/13
Best prices in town!
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 t 7/2
Steve's Painting Service
PAINT, STAIN & PRESSURE WASH
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
STEVE AILES Call 647-8314
Experienced Insured 9 Reasonable 0 Free Estimates
S- GARRY L. GADDIS
SAIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
7 I EXTENDED WARRANTY.-* FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
1- F I.. ...1 n, SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
5X10 10X10 10X20 L ,
" On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
'RA0043378 ER 0007623
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT
Clint's 'Home repair r <
"Small Jobs Our Specialty'
Carpentry, 'Painting, ( u,
25 Yrs Experience
LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION* REPAIRS
rte REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
ttinmf INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-6821
7/ St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
.HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
't. Joe. FL TDUrSday. AUg. 27. JLb
TRAD ES and SE RVI C ES
LUMS irage ocvcu
The Star. Port St
Page Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Aur. 27. 1998
IV RATES: 1
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5
227-1278 to place yours.
STuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
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Outstanding business opportunity.
* Advanced commissioners paid in 60 to
90 days. Independent Sales Reps need-
ed! Expanding into the Panhandle area
Phone (256) 971-6897, ask for Jerome
Harmon. 4tp 8/13
Collection experience required.
Permanent / part-time 15-25 hours
weekly. Good pay, flexible hours. 648-
9555. 32tp 8/6
Cottage cleaners and Inspector need-
ed Immediately. Saturday. trans-
portation. dependability and experi-
ence a must. $7.00 per hour to start.
227-3730. tfc 8/6
Immediate opening for year round
employment at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. Rotating duties. Hours
vary. Requires weekend shifts, includes
cooking and waitressing. Dependability
very Important. Food manager's certifi-
cate a valuable asset. Course openings
also available. 4tc 7/30
Part-t to fitilm.t4i to care for
infants v4 be l e ember 1st.
Refe idcet iuB'Calr229-1070.
Waiters, waitresses and cashiers apply
in person, at Toucan's on Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John. No
phone calls please., fc 8/6
Help Wanted: Apply In person at
Bayslde Lumber or call 229-8232.
Bay St. Joseph Care Center,r RN
weekend supervisor from 7:00 3:30
p.m.; LPN part time PRN, CNA for 3-11,
CNA parttime 7-3. Equal opportunity
employer. Call 850-229-244 for inter-
view, appointment, or information.
Job Notice: The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will accept
applications until 5:00 p.m. E.D.T.,
Friday, August 21, 1998 for the follow-
Applications may be obtained at the
Gulf County Building Dept.., Room 147,.
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th St.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Monday -
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. EDT.
Applicants must have a general knowl-
edge of the building field, and a valid,
Florida Driver's license. Also, a general
understanding of .the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan would be benefi-
cial. After application deadline, all
applicants will be notified and tested
through Jobs and Benefits Services
Division of the-State of Florida. Gulf
County enforces a drug-free workplace
policy and is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employ-
er. 2tc 8/13
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk %ith Jonnle. No
phone calls please.
I I C L AE'V ur J -1 31 I-. I
10' satellite 'dish, like new, $60. Call. One farm tractor with blade and back
227-3860. ltc8/27' bucket, Kubota Model B7100 BT, dual
heels, runs good, call Bill Carr, 229-
1993 Fleetwood 14x70, zone 31
approved. Immaculate. Single owner,
never had pets, kids or smokers. All
appliances, w/d. $16,500. 850-871'P
1981. 4tc 8/27
Waterbed frame. 8 drawers, mirrored.
headboard, 60" dining table extends to
102 inches, 8 chairs. $2.00 each. 229-
Furniture & household items. Call 647-
5004 for information. Itp
)36961 or 229-6061. tfc 8/27
Ty Beanie babies foe sale. Retired,
-current and some new releases. Please
call Amanda after 5. 827-2112.
Antique desk with chair, $200; Word
(processing typewriter, $150; push reel
lawn mower, $70, gas weedwhacker,
,.$60. 227-1364. ltc 8/20
MUST SELLI Three undelivered Arch
,'Steel Buildings 20x24, 25x30, 30x100
'(can be split). Financing available. Great
Headboard, frame, mattress and boxg', Ffor backyard shops and garages. Call
spring, twin size, small entertainment today, 1-800-341-7007. 2tc 8/20'
center, boom box 'with detachable"
speakers. Call 229-8911. lip r FURNITURE SALE. Remodeling, grand
i piano, mint cond., walnut. 4 years old,
S8.000. Antique 3 pc. dining set, hutch,
HUNTING ACRES AVAILABLE '"buffet, table, 6 chairs, 1920's, $1,500.
FOR LEASE, still hunting 'an see at Gulf Aire Subd.. St. Joel
l- O REawE st-lf ani Beach. 647-3131. 2tc 8/13.
E E.*** in.7g WE ^ **r ^ j
*NEW COMPUTERS FOR 0S DOWN. A.
B, C and .even D credit, accepted. Call.
toll free for information. 1-877-265-
S8382. 4tc 8/6
Travel trailer. 1991 32'" Wilderness, cen.,
a/c, microwave, built-in radio, sleeps.
Excel. cond. Must see to appreciate.
S$8,000. Call 639-4543. 4tc 8/6
One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-.
rary console, like new. 37.5" high, S895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tefc 8/6
TRAD ES a nd SE RVkI C & ESK ~
LICENSED & INSURED
Phil's Home Improvements
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850 ) 229-6460
Licensed an Insured Lc ffRR-006719?, 99
General Home Maintenance and Repair
Mobile Auto Maintenance & Repair
Horse Boarding Delivery Service
460 Ponderosa Dr. Port St. Joe
(850) 229-2572 or pager 335-0417
A Catherine L. Collier
211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
AT.,r 1 (8BO)229-64O
Christan woman interested in house
cleaning for a person or persons In the
Port St. Joe area. References available.
For more informatUon call 227-7454.
Couple. experienced dependable to
clean cottages, houses and apartments.
Phone 647-9262, ask for Dorothy.
Lawn Maintenance and Custodial
Services are currently available for
commercial properties and buildings in
Gulf County. We offer quality services at
competUIUve prices. If you are interested
in allowing us to provide for your lawn
or custodial needs, please call ARC'
Maintenance Services at (850) 229-
6327 for an appointment & free esti-
BOB'S PAINT &
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzeli Ave. Phone 227-7229
Free Estimates Your Satisfaction Our Concern
The Supply Dock, Inc. Bayside Floorcovering
Carpet Vinyl Wood Floors Blinds
Ceramic Tile & VCT Paint
RON & FAYE WESTMARK (850) 927-2674, FAX (850) 927-3695
J139B W. Gorrie Drive St George Island, FL 32328-9706
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr. Cherstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St Joe, FL 32456 7,,6 Fax 6-,8-8752
.tfte/it on.. to- ei- d
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
J repairs remodels decks fences
:, .Insured -License #RR0067190 "
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 R O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
P.ewe Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State tic #RA0066486 229-COOL i
A Office: 850-229-6018
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfslde,
Serenity Group, 'meets Mon., Thurs.,
Fri.. at 7:30 p.m. CST at Ist United'
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
6 & I Enterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE -r
SWe Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 tic
reildennol Cuslom Wood
A S R Fence
I eaf.ii and Concrete Work
Alben FIe.schrr.onn FREE Estimates
EIN 593115&66 (850) 647-4047
Over 50 colors to choose from.
Also specializing in:
Call Tim, "The
V. 8V.C.R. SALES
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Pactory Authorized Service
Z We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
IF' ROY'S. IU
For the fandynud and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLR Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
o CARPET CLEANING
__j .'O 111 M
P Odor Control *,24 Hr. Water Damage Z
, Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
L (850) 227-5,98 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING- STEAM CLEANING
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 14 yrs.
exp; general bookkeeping for personal
or business accounts including sales
tax & quarterly payroll reports; ref
available, 639-2833. 19tp 7/23
Doors, 2 sets new exterior, hardwood,
custom built 36"x8" and 42"x8', $500.
Newin box Anderson full view 5x8 patio
door, S300. jacuzzi. 5 per son, new
heater & pump. 8800: washer 8125;
dryer $75; utility trailer $350, antique
carved baby bed, needs hardware, must
see, $100. Call Mary Linda Butts, 639-
v-rra 3Bargains Galore.ir****
Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St.
227-Pawn, Buy, Sell or Trade
TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY SHELL
oniy. Bay, wi *an
$2.00 per acre.
HUNTING LEASE -
Fleming Curve Hunting
Lease needs a few new
members. For informa-
tion call 827-6722
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with septic
tank &, well. $2,5p0 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 8/6
A nice 3 bdrm.,, 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75xi50 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 8/6
Wanted to Buy: house that needs some
work In Wew-ahltchka. Please call 227-
3511. tfc 8/6
Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi-
vision. Whispering Pines in Wewahitch-
ka. 639-3410. Lfc 8/6
,Nice 2 bedroom mobile home. fenced
comer lot. low down payment.
Home for sale by owner: brick home. 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths. family room. sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By, appointment only.
ST. JOE BEACH. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home, only steps to the beach.
$46.00, Reduced to $40,000. Call
Joan, Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400.
Brick house, 1992 sq. ft. 2 large bed-,
rooms. 2 full baths, great rm., cathedral
ceilings. 1,100 sq. ft.. fireplace, new
cen. heat/air unit. attached carport,
20x40 in-ground pool. nice storage
bldg., fenced backyard, approx. 1 block
from Dead Lakes on Our Town Road.
S85.000 firm. Call 639-2765. Never
flooded, tfc 8/6
Cape San Bias townhome for sale by
owner. Security gate. ocean view.
Tennis, pool, fishing lakes. Like new,
many extras. Must see to appreciate.
227-3351. tfc 8/6
246 Pompano St., Highland View.
Nice home on 2 lots. 3 large bedrooms.
completely remodeled. liew of bay, no
down payment. low monthly payments.
Call Joan at Crystal Sands Realty,.
Mexico Beach. 648-4400. tfe 8/6
For Sale: Bayfront house at Cape San
Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ha., Ig. covered decks.
appliances. Call Phil at 227-2112 or
229-8409. tfc 8/6
3 adjoining wooded lots near Panama
City and the beaches at Wewahltchka.
All 3 for S20.000 obo. 205-653-2583
evenings, 205-544-1381 days. 4tc 7/30
GULF VIEW Large mobile hom6 lot in
restricted subdivision. High'elevation,
paved streets, city water' & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
835,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfe 8/6
LICENSE PLATES before 1966. Up to
$600 for county enamel tags 1911-17.
Paying cash. Jeff Francis 813-345-
6627, Box 41381, St. Petersburg, FL
33743. 10tp 7/23
6d-" 227-1278 t. pace
au, gaaeed aems(
Own etwdem4itd a od e d~
108 Sunset Circle PSJ
This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
home is newly renovated with many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm., dining rm,
fireplace. Great outdoor living area, covered
deck, summer kitchen, 18'x36' in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST
SEE! By Appt. only 227-7535. Asking
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with WI0
down. Call Billy
Therapeutic Massage-the antidote to stress; the ultimate in relaxation.
"Making Life Less Painfiul"
License # 0024688
Mexico Beach. Port St.Joe Cape San B as By Appointment:
SIndian Pass on Site for the Workplace (850) 227-3310
I need a home: beautiful black and
white kitten, almost eight weeks old,
needs home. Call 227-1121. ext. 214 or
229-1059. Itc 8/20
Puppies. half dalmaUtons, 6 adorable'
spotted little babies, ready for adopUon.
Come see the gang. Good homes only.
Also cute as a button. little 9 week old
black & white male kitty. Has first
shorts. Call after 7:00 p.m. 227-2155.
Did you know that animals taken to the
city or county pound/animal shelter are
exterminated after 7 days? tfc 8/6
KITTIES-Want a kitten? Come see my
family of beautiful bright-eyed babies.
Sweet, cute, playful. little angels ready
for a loving home. May babies have been
wormed, have no fleas or ear mites.
Guaranteed to give you hours of plea-
sure, :each comes with their own toy.
Also looking for foster homes. Give us a
call, ask for Jenny, 647-4047. tie 8/13
Waterfront home for lease, 4 bd.. 2 full
ba.. boat dock. boat ramp, 2 fireplaces,
on 4 acres of land on ICW. References &
deposit required, outside pets only.
Available Sept. 1. Call 334-677-6086.
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bath home, 2098 sq. ft living area. Large
24x26 den, liv. rm., din. rm., land-
scaped. irrigation system, lot 75 x 110,
Ig. storage bldg., ,120 Monica Dr.,
$125,000. 850-227-1280 .after 6:00
p.m. 2tc 8/27
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Americus. 50'xl53' lot, flood zone C,
$32,500.00. 227-2077, 229-8899, or
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large choice lots, chain link fence,
$185,000. Crystal Sands Realty, 648-.
4400. ,tfc 8/20
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back yard, with workshop. $76,900.
Crystal Sands Realty, 6484400.
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Balboa St.. St. Joe Beach. All appli-
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8896. tfc 8/20
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639-2220 3tc 8/13
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER3,1998
;| NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, SANDRA B. MORTHAM, Secretary of State ofthe StateofFlorida, do hereby give notice.that an election willbe held ineach county in Florida, onNovember.3; 1998; forth ratification or rejection ofproposed constitutional
amendments to the Constitution of the State ofFlorida:
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ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND4;'ARTICLE XII, SECTION 22
BALLOT TITLE: HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION AND ASSESSMENT
BALLOTSUMMARY: Withrespecttohistoricpropertygrantedadvaloremtax exemptionby county or municipality, removesarequirement that theowerbeengagedinrenovatingtheproperty.
Authorizes the Legislatureto allowcounties ormunicipalities, by ordinance, to assess historic properties solely on the basisofcharacteroruse foradvaloremtax purposes, subjectto eligibilityrequirements specified by general
FULL TEXT OFPROPOSED AMENDMENT:
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) Allpropertyownedbyamunicipalityandused exclusivelybyit for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipalit.o\wning property outside the municipality, mavberequiredby general law
to makepaymenttothetaxingunitinwhichthepropertyis located. Such portions ofproperty as are used predominantly foreducational, literary, scientific, religiousorcharitable purposes maybeexemptedbygenerallawfrom
(b) There shall be exemptfrom taxation, cumulatively, toeveryhead ofa family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed bygeneral law, not lessthan onethousand dollars, andto every
widow or widowerorperson who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c)Any county or municipal ity may. for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions ofthi subsection and general law. grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new
businesses aniexpansions ofexistingbusinesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors ofthe county or municipality voting
onsuchquestioninareferendumauthorizethe countyormunicipalityto adopt such ordinances. An exemption sogranted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use ofa new business and improvements
to real property related to the expansion ofan existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property o'such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion ofanexistingbusiness. Theamount
or limits ofthe amount ofsuch exemption shall be specified by general law. The period oftime for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion ofan existing business shallbe determinedby general
law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from-the date ofapproval by the electors ofth county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subjectto conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemp ion to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and operated,
to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period oftime fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law. grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners ofhistoric properties
engaging in the rehabilitation orrcnov ation ofthese propcrtics in accordance with approved historic prcscrvation guidclincs. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance ofthecounty or municipality. The amount orlimits
of the amount ofthis exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure aj ut valuation fall property for ad valorem taxation., provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers or land used exclusively for non-commercial recreational purposes may be classic fied by general law and assessed solely on the basis ofcharacter
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valuedfor taxation at a specified percentage ofits value, may be classic fied for tax purposes pusposes. or maybe
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 ofthis Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as ofJanuaryl ofthe year following the effective date ofthis amendment. This assessment
shall change only as provided herein.
1. Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1' ofeach year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lowerofthe fol lowing:
(A) three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
:* (B) thepeacent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=LOO. op subeessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United.States D4partp nt.
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2. No assessment shall exceed just value.
3. After any change ofownership. as provided by general law. homestead property shall be assessed at just value as ofJanuary 1 of the following year. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
4. Newhomestead property shall be assessed at just value as ofJanuary I' of the year following the establishment of the homestead. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
5. Changes, additions, reductions or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction or improvement, the
property shal l be assessed as provided herein.
6. In the event of a termination ofhomestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
7. The provisions of this amendment are severable. Ifany ofthe provisions ofthis amendmentshall beheld unconstitutional by anycourt ofcompetentj jurisdiction, the decision ofsuch court shall not affect or impairany remaining
provisions of this amendment.'
(d) The legislature may, by general law. for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions ofthis subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on
the basis ofcharacteror use. Suchcharacteror use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
SECTION 22. Historic property exemption and assessment.-The amendments to Sections 3 and 4 ofArticle VII relating to ad valorem tax exemption for, and assessment of, historic property shall take effect January 1.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 17
BALLOTTITLE: PRESERVATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY; UNITED STATES SUPREN IE COURT INTERPRETATION OF CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT
BALLOTSUMMLARY:ProposinganamendmenttoSection 17 ofArticlet oftheStateConstitutionpreserving thedeathpenalty, andpermittinganyexecutionmethodunlessprohibitedbytheFederal Constitution.Requires
constructionofthe prohibition against cruel and/orunusualpunishmenttoconform toUnited StatesSupremeCourtinterpretationoftheEighthAmendment.Prohibitsreductionofadeathsentencebasedoninvalidityofexecution
method,and provides forcontinued force ofsentence. Provides for retroactive applicability.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
SECTION 17. Excessivepunishments.-Excessive fines, crueland orunusual punishment attainder, forfeiture ofestate, indefiniteimprisonment,andunreasonabledetentionofwitnessesareforbidden.Thedeathpenalty
is anauthorizedpunishment for capital crimes designatedbythe Legislature. The prohibition against cruelor unusual punishment, and theprohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, shall be construed in conformity with
ddecisionsofthe United States Supreme Court which interpret the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment provided in the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Anymethodofexecutionshallbe allowed,
unlessprohibitedbytheUnitedStatesConstitution.Methodsofexecutionmaybedesignatedbythelegislature. andachangeinanymethodofexecutionmaybe appliedretroactively. Sentence ofdeathshallnotbereduced
on the basis that a method of execution is invalid. In any case in whichanexecution method is declared invalid, the death sentence shall remain in force until the sentence can be lawfully executed by any valid method. This section
__ ARTICLE VII SECTION 6 -
BALLOT TITLE: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD TAX EXEMPTION
BALLOT SUMMARY: ProposinganamendmenttotheState Constitution, effectiveJanuary 1,1999,to authorizethe Legislatureto allowcounties andmunicipalitiesto grantanadditionalhomesteadtaxexemptionnotexceeding
$25,000 to certain persons 65 years of age or older whose household income does not exceed a specified amount.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a)Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate andmaintains thereon the permanent residenceofthe owner, or another legallyor naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon;
except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation offive thousand dollars, uponestablishment ofright theretoin the manner prescribed by law: The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, bythe
entiretiesjointly, in common, asa condominium, orindirectlyby stock ownership ormembership representing theowner's or member's proprietary interest in corporation owning afee or a leasehold initially inexcessofninety
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(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual orfamily unit or with respect to any residentialunit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership
through stock or membership in a corporation, the value ofthe proportion which his interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value ofthe property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to total oftwenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district levy. By general law
and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all other levies may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars ofthe assessed value of the real estateifthe owner has attained age sixty-five
or is totally and permanently disabled and ifthe owner is not entitled to the exemption provided in subsection (d):
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to total ofthe following amounts ofassessed value ofreal estate for each levy other thanthose 6fschool districts: fifteen thousand
dollars withrespectto 1980 assessments; twentythousand dollars withrespectto 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars withrespectto assessments for 1982 and eachyear thereafter. However, such increase shall
not apply with respect to any assessmentroll until suchroll is first determinedto be in compliance withthe provisions ofsection 4by a state agency designated by general law. This subsectioishall standrepealed on the effective
date ofany amendment to section 4 which provides for the assessment ofhomestead property at a specified percentage ofits just value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specifiedtherein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax reliefon all ad valoremtax levies. Suchad valorem tax reliefshall be in the
form and amount established by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose oftheir respective tax levies`nd subjectto the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homnistead tax exernphnnot exceeding
'twenty-five thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted
in the mannerprescribed by general law, and must provide forthe periodic adjustment ofthe income limitationprescribed inthis subsection for changes in the cost of living.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ..
BALLOT TITLE: RECORDING OF INSTRUMENTS IN BRANCH OFFICES
BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposing an amendment to Section 1 of Article VIII ofthe State Constitution authorizing the recording of instruments by filing at branch office of county seat.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
SECTION 1. Counties.-
(a) POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. The state shall be divided bylawinto political subdivisions cal led counties. Counties may be created, abolished or changed bylaw, with provision for paymentorapportionment ofthe
(b) COUNTY FL UNDS. The care, custody and method ofdisbursing county funds shall be provided by general law.
(c) GOVERNMENT. Pursuantto general or special law, a county government may be established by charter which shall be adopted, amended or repealed only upon vote ofthe electors ofthe countyin special election
called for thatpurpose.
(d) COUNTY OFFICERS. There shall be electedbythe electors ofeachcounty, for terms of fouryears, a sheriff, a tax collector, a property appraiser. a supervisor ofelections, and a clerk ofthe circuit court: except, when
providedby county charterdr special lawapprovedbyvote ofthe electors ofthe county, any county officer may be chosen in another manner therein specified. or any county office may be abolished when all the duties ofthe
office presgribedby general law are transferred to another office. Whennototherwise provided by county charter or special law approved by vote ofthe electors, the clerk ofthe circuit court shall be ex officio clerkofthe
board ofcountyvcommissioners, auditor, recorderand custodian fall county funds. ,
(e) COM NM ISSIONERS. Except \ hen otherwise provided by county charter, the govern ing body ofeach county shall be a board ofcounty commissioners composed offive or seven members serving staggered terms of
fouryears. Aftereach decennial census the board ofcounty commissioners shall divide the county into districts ofcontiguous territory as nearly equal inpopulationaspracticableO.'hecommissionerresiding in each district shall
be elected as provided by law.
(f)NON-CHARTER GOVERN ENT. Counties not operating murder county charters shall have such powerofself-governmentasisprovidedby general or special law. The board ofcounty commissioners ofa county
notoperatingunderachartermayenact, inamannerprescribed by general law, county ordinances not inconsistent with general orspecial law, butanordinance in conflict\\ith a municipal ordinance shall not beeffective within
the municipalityto the extent of such conflict.
(g) CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties operating undercounty charters shall have all powers oflocal self-government not inconsistent with general la\w.orwi th special law approved by vote ofthe electors. The goveming
body ofa county operating under charter may enact county ordinances not inconsistent with general law. The charter shall provide which shall prevail in the event ofconflict between county and municipal ordinances.
(h) TAXES: LIMITATION. Property situate within municipalities shall not be subject to taxation for services rendered by the county exclusively for the benefit ofthe property or residents in unincorporated areas.
(i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. Each county ordinance shall be filed with the secretary of state and shall become effective at such time thereafteras is provided by general law.
(j) VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES. Persons violatingg county ordinances shall be prosecuted and punished as provided by law.
(k) COULNTY SEAT. In every county there shall be county seat at which shall be located the principal offices and permanent records ofall county officers. The county seat may not be moved except as providedby general
law. Branch offices for the conduct of county business may be established elsewhere in the county by resolution of the governing body of the county in the manner prescribed by law. No instrument shall be deemed recorded
in thc county until fi led at the county seat, or a branch office designated by the goveming body ofthecounty for the recording ofinstruments, according to law. '
ARTICLE II, SECTION 7(a); ARTICLEIV, SECTION 9; ARTICLE VII, SECTION II (e)-(f);
ARTICLE X, SECTION 18; ARTICLE XII, SECTION 22
BALLOT TITLE: CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CREATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION :
BALLOT SUILIMARY: Requires adequate provision for conserve action ofnatural resources; creates Fish and Wildli f6 ConservationCommission. granting it the regulatoryand executive powersofthe Game and FreshWater
Fish Commission and the MarineFisheries Commission: removes legislature's exclusive authority to regulatemarine life and grants certainipowvers tonew comnrussion; authorizes bonds to continue financingacquisition and
improvementoflands forconservation.outdoorrecreation.and related purposes:restrictsdisposition ofstatelandsdesignated forconservationpurposes.
FULL TEXTOF PROPOSED REVISION:
SECTION 7. Natural resources and scenic beauty.-
(a) It shall be the policy ofthe state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and waterpollutionand ofexcessive and unnecessary
noise and for the conservation and protection ofnatural resources.
SECTION9.Fishand vildli feconservationGame nand fresh \ atcr fishcommission.-Thereshallbe a fishandwildlifeconservationgamc andfrcshwatcrfishcommission, composedofsevenfivemembers appointedby
thegovemor,subjecttoconfirmationbyv thesenatefor staggeredtennrmsoffive \ears.Thecommission shallexercisetheregulatory'andexecutivepowersofthestatewithrespectto wildanimal life and freshwateraquatic life,
andshallalsoexerciseregulatory andexecutivepowersofthestatewith respecttomarinelife, except thatalllicensefeesfortakingwildanimallifeandfreshwateraquatic life, andmarine ifeandpenalties forviolatingregulations
lawsinaidofthecommission, not inconsistentwith thissection. except that there shall be no special law or general lawoflocal application pertaining to hunting or fishing. Thecommission'sexerciseofexecutivepowersinthe
areaofplanning,budgeting,personnelmanagement,andpurchasingshallbeasprovidedbylaw.Revenuederivedfromlicensefeesforthetakingofwild animal life and freshwater aquatic life shall be appropriatedto the commission
bythe legislature forthepurposes ofmanagement, protection, and conservation ofwild animallife and freshwater aquatic life. Revenue derived from license fees relating to marine life shallbe appropriatedbythe legislature
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fortune purposes management, protection, and conservation oImarine iife as provided by la Te commissllllUI s iai iiu uc r ua a ui U tL r W) uu L i c c v o -. v ....... .. ....-.. .. .
and enforcement. Unless provided by general law, the commission shall have no authority to regulate matters relating to air and waterpollution. Rcvcnuc derivcd from such liccnsc fccs shallbc appropriatcdto thc commission
by the lcgislaturc for the purpose of management, protection and conservation ofwild animal life and freshwater aquatic life.
FINANCE AND TAXATION c
SECTION 11. State bonds; revenue bonds.-
(e) Bonds pledging all orpart ofadedicated state tax revenue may be issued bythe state in the manner pro vided by generallawto finance orrefinance the acquisition and improvementofland, water areas, andrelated property
interests and resources for the purposes of conservation, outdoor recreation, water resource development. restoration of natural systems, and historic preservation.
ffl(e)Eachproject, building, or facilityto be financed orrefinancedwith revenue bondsissued under thissectionshall first be approved by the Legislature by an act relatingto appropriations or bygeneral law.
SECTION 18. DISPOSITION OF CONSERVATION LANDS.-The fee interest in real property held by an entity ofthe state and designated for natural resources conservation purposes as provided by general law shall
be managed for the benefit ofthe citizens ofthis state and maybe disposed ofonly ifthe members ofthe governing board ofthe entityholding title determine the property is no longer needed forconservationpurposes and only
upon a vote oftwo-thirds of the governing board.
SECTION 22.Fish and wildlife conservation commission.-
(a) The initial members ofthe commission shall be the members ofthe game and fresh water fish commission and the marine fisheries commission who are serving on those commissions on the effective date ofthis amendment,
who may serve the remainder of their respective terms. New appointments to the commission shall not be made until the retirement, resignation, removal, or expiration of the terms of the initial members results in fewer than
seven members remaining.
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,4 (b) Thejurisdictionofthe marine fisheries commissions setforthin statutes ineffectonMarch 1, 1998,.shall betransferredto the fishandwildlife conservation commission. l1hejurisdictionofthemarinefisheries.commission
transferred to the commission shall not be expanded.except as provided by general law. All rules of the marine fisheries commission and game and freshwater fish commission in effect on the effective date.ofthis amendment
shall become rules ofthe fish and wildlife conservation commission until superseded oramended by the commission.
(c) Onthe effective date ofthis amendment, the marine fisheries commission and game and freshwater fish commission shall be abolished.
(d) This amendmentshall take effect July 1, 1999.
BALLOT TITLE: PUBLIC EDUCATION OF CHILDREN .
BALLOT SUMMARY: Declares the education ofchildrento be a fundamental value ofthe people ofFlorida; establishes adequate prove\ vision for education as paramount duty ofthe state; expands constitutional mandate
requiring the state to make adequate provision for a uniform system of free public schools by also requiring t he state to make adequate provision for an efficient, safe, secure, andhigh quality system.
FULL TEXT OFPROPOSED REVISION:
SECTION 1.Systemof Public education.-The education ofchildren is a fundamental val ue of the people ofthe State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty ofthe state to make adequate provision for the education
fall children residing within itsborders. Adequateprovision shall be made by la\w fora uni form, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and
for the establishment, maintenance, and operation offinstitutions ofhigher learningand other public education prg sthat the needs ofthe people may require.
ARTICLE V, SUBSECTIONS 10, 11(a)-(b), 12(a), (f), 14; ARTICLE XII, SECTION 22
BALLOT TITLE: LOCAL OPTION FOR SELECTION OF JUDGES AND FUNDING OF STATE COURTS
BALLOT SUMMARY: Provides for future local elections to decide whether to continue electingcircuit andcountNj udgesortoadoptsystemofappointmentofthosejudgesby goernemor, withsubsequentelectionsto retain
ornotretainthosejudges; provides electionprocedure for subsequent changes to selection ofj judges: increases countyjudges' terms from fourth sixyears; correctsjudicialqualifications commission term ofoffice; allocates
state courts system funding among state, counties, and users ofcourts.
FULL TEXTOFPROPOSED REVISION:
SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms.-
(a) Any justice or judge ofthc supreme court or any judgc ofa district court ofappcal may qualify for retention by a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding theexpiration ofthejustice's orjudge'shisterm
in the mannerprescribed bylaw.I fajustice orjudge is ineligibleor failstoqualif. for retention, a vacancy shall exist in thatoffice upon theexpirationoftheterm beingservedbythejusticeorjudge. Whenajusticeofthc supremc
cortorajudge ofa district court ofappcal so qualifies, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: "Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(nameofjustice orjudge)... ofthe ...(name of the court)... be retained in office?" Ifa majority
ofthe qualified electors voting\within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to retain,thejustice orjudge shall be retained for term ofsix years. The term ofthejustice orjudge retained shall commence conmmcncing on
the first Tuesday afterthe first Monday in January following the general election. Ifa majorityof the qualified electors voting withinn the territorial jurisdiction ofthecourt vote to not retain.a\ acancy shall exist in that office upon
the expiration ofthe term being served by thejustice orjudge.
(b)( ) The election ofcircuitj judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions ofsubsection (a) unless majority of those voting in thej jurisdiction ofthat circuit approves a local option to select circuit judges by merit
selection and retention ratherthan byelection. Theelection ofcircuitjudges shall beby a voteofthe qualified electors within the territorialjurisdictionofthecourt.
(2) The election ofcounty courtjudges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that county approves local option to select county judgesby
merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election ofcounty court judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction ofthe court.
(3)a. A vote to exercise a local option to select circuit court judges and county court judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election shall be held in each circuit and county at the general election in the year
2000. Ifa vote to exercise this local option fails in a vote of the electors, such option shall not again be put to a vote of the electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration ofat least two years.
b.After the year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election ofcircuitjudges, whichever is applicable. by filingwvith the secretary ofstate a petition signed by the numberofelectors
equal to at least ten percent ofthe votes cast in the circuit in the last precedingelection in which presidential electors )erechosen. .
c. After the yejr 2000a county may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election ofcoruntscourtjudges, whichever is applicable,by filing i th thesupervisorofelections a petition signed by the
Y number ofelectors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in thecounty in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen. Circuit judgcsand judgcsofcounty courts shall bc clcctcd byvotcofthc
qualified clcctors within the ten itorial jurisdiction of thcirrcspcctivc courts. The termsofcircuit judges and judgesofcounty courts shall be forsix years. Thc teimsofjudgcsofcounty courts shall bc for fourycars.
SECTION 11. Vacancies.-
(a) Whenevera vacancy occurs in judicial office to which election for retention applies, the govemor shall fill theeaeh vacancy on the suprcmc court or on a disutict court ofappcal by appointing for a term ending onthe
first Tuesday after the first N monday in January ofthe year fol lowing the next general election occurring at least one year after the date ofappointment.one ofnot fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated
(b) The governorshall fill each vacancy on circuit court or on county court, wherein thejudges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing fora term endingon the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in January ofthe year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date ofappoi ntment. one ofnot fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial
nonminatingconmmission. An'election shall beheldtofill thatjjudicial office forth termoftheoffice beginning atthe end ofthelappointed term.
SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.- i '
(a)JUDICIAL QLiALIFICATIONS COIMMISSION.-A judicial qualificationscommissioniscreated.
(1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office ofan\ justice orjudge whose conduct,during term ofoffice
or otherwise occurring on or after No\ember 1,1966, (without regard to the effective date o this section) demonstrates a presentunfitness to hold office, andto investigate andrecommendthe discipline ofajustice orjudge
whose conduct, during term ofoffice or otherwise occurring honor afterNovember 1,1966 (\without regard to the effective date ofthis section), warrants such discipline. Forpurposes ofthis section,discipline isdefinedas
any or all ofthe following: reprimand, fine. suspension \\ith or withoutt pay. orla\ yerdiscipline. The commission shall havejurisdictionoverjustices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before ordering
service as just ice or judge ifacomplaint is made no laterthan one year following ser ice asaj justice orjudge. The corunission shall have jurisdiction regardingallegationsofincapacityduringserviceasajusticeorjudge. The.
commission shall be composed of: '. d ... *;: .' : :
a. Two judges ofdistrict courts ofappeal selected by the judges ofthose courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges ofthe circuit courts and two judges ofcounty-courts selected bythejudges ofthose courts;
b. Four electors \who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida. and \who shall be chosen by the governing body ofthe bar ofFlorida: and
c.Five electors who reside in the state, wvhohave never held judicial office or been members ofthe barof F lorida, and who shall be appointed by the governor.
(2)The members ofthej judicial qualifications commission shall servestaggered termnns, not to exceed sixyears, as prescribed by general law. No member ofthe commission exceptajudge shallbe eligible for statejudicial
office \vhileactingas a memberofthecommissionandforaperiodboftwo years thereafter. No memberoftheconm issionshall holdoffice in a politicalpartyorparticipateinanycampaignforjudicialofficeorholdpublicoffice;
provided thatai judge rnay campaign forjudicial officeandhold that office. Thecomnmissionshall elect one of its membersasitschairperson. '
-' (3) Members ofthej judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuanttotheprovisionsofArticleIV, Section?, FloridaConstitution.
(4) Thecommissionshall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of vacancies by theappointingauthorities,thedisqualificationofmembers,therotationofmembersbetweenthepanels,andthetemporaryreplacement
of, disqualified or incapacitated members. The commission's rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed bygeneral law enacted by a majority vote ofthemembershipofeachhouseofthelegislature, orbythe supremecourt,
fivejusticesconcurring.Theconunmmission shall havepowerto issue subpoenas. Until fonnmalchargesagainstajusticeorjudgearefiledbythe investigativepanelwiththeclerkofthesupremecourtofFloridaall proceedingsby
orbefore thecommnissionshallbeconfidential: provided. however, upon a findingofprobablecauseand the filingby'the i nvestigativepanelwithsaidclerkofsuchformalchargesagainstajusticeorjudgesuchchargesandall
furtherproceedingsbefore thecommission shallbepublic. '' : "
(5) Thecommission shall hae access tioall information from all executive, legislativeandjudicial agencies, including grandjuries,subjecttotherulesofthecommission.Atanytime,onrequestofthespeakerofthehouse
ofrepresentatives orthe go'vemor, the commission shall make available all information inthe possession ofthe commission foruse in consideration ofimpeachment or suspension, respectively.
(f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.-
(1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules f courting force on the effective date ofthis article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by
(2) Afterthis section becomes effective anduntil adoptedbyrule ofthe commission consistentwithit: -
a. The commission shall bed ivided.as detfermminedbythe chairpersorn into one invest igati e panel and one hear ngpanel to meettheresponsibilities setforthinthis section.
b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: I :*, ... .
1. Fourjudges, .
2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and
3. Three non-lawyers.
c. The hearing panel shall be composed of:
1. Two judges, '
2. Two members of the bar of Flbiida, and : :
3. Two non-lawyers.
d. Membership on the panels may rotate in manner determined by the rules ofthe commission provided that no member shall vote as member ofthe investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding.
e. The commission shall hire separate stafffor each panel.
f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. I1'
g. The terms of office ofthe present members ofthejudicial qualifications commission shall expire upon the effective date ofthe amendments to this section approvedby the legislature during the regular session ofthe legislature
in 1996 and new membersshall beappointedto servethefollowingstaggeredterms:," : :'' :
1. Girup I.-LThe terms office members, composed oftwoelectors as set forthin s. 12(a)(1)c. ofArticle V nfi member ofthebar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1 )b; ofArticle V, onejudge from the district courts of
appeal and one circuitjudge as set forthins. 12(a)(1)a.ofArticle V, shall expire on December 31, 1998.
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2. Group II,-The terms offive members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. ofArticle V, two members onc mcmbcr ofthe bar of Florida as set forthins. 12(a)( 1 )b. ofArticle V, one circuit judge and
one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. ofArticle V shall expire on December 31,2000. .
3. Group III.-The terms offive members, composed oftwo electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(i)c. ofArticle V, oe member- ofthe bar ofFlorida as setforth in s. 12(a)(1)b., onejudge from the district courts ofappeal and
one countyjudge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31,2002.
h. An appointment to fill a vacancy ofthe commission shall be for the remainder ofthe term.
i. Selectionofmembers by district courts ofappeal judges, circuitjudges, and county courtjudges, shall bb o less than majority ofthe members voting at the respective courts' conferences. Selection of members by
the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. T ,.
j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any:pei-alty levied by the supreme court.
k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diemallowance as provided by general law.
SECTION 14. Funding Judicial salarics.-
(a)All justices andjudges shall be compensated onlyby state salaries fixed by general law. Funding forte stateco6irts system, state attomeys' offices, public defenders' offices, andcourt-appointed counsel, except as otherwise
provided in subsection (c), shall be provided from state revenues appropriated by general law.
(b) All funding for the offices ofthe clerks ofthe circuit and county courts performing court-related functions, except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsection (c), shall be provided by adequate and appropriate
/ filing fees forjudicial proceedings and service charges and costs for performing court-related functions as requiredby general law. Selected salaries, costs, and expenses ofthe state courts system maybe funded from appropriate
filing fees for judicial proceedings and service charges and costs for performing court-related functions, as provided by general law. Where the requirements of either the United States Constitution or the Constitution ofthe
State of Floridapreclude the imposition of filing fees for judicial proceedings and service charges and costs for performing court-related functions sufficient to fund the court-related functions of the offices ofthe clerks ofthe
circuit and county courts, the state shall provide, as determined by the legislature, adequate and appropriate supplemental funding from state revenues appropriated by generallaw.
(c)No co-. ucyormunicipality, except as providedinthis subsection, shallberequiredto provide anyfundingforthe state courts system, state attorneys' offices, public defenders' offices, court-appointed counsel orthe offices
ofthe clerks ofthe circuit and county courts performing court-related functions. Counties shall be required to fund the cost ofcommunications services, existing radio systems. existing multi-agency criminal justice information
systems, andthe cost ofconstruction or lease, maintenance, utilities, and security offacilities forthe trial courts, public defenders' offices, state attorneys' offices, andthe offices ofthe clerks ofthe ciicuitandcountycourts performing
court-related functions. Counties shall also pay reasonable and necessary salaries', costs, and expenses ofthe state courts system to meet local requirements as determinedby general law.
(Md) The judiciary shall have no power to fix appropriations.
SECTION 22. Schedule to Article V Amendment.-
(a) Commencing withfiscal year 2000-2001, the legislature shall appropriate funds to pay for the salaries, costs, and expenses set forth inthe amendmentto Section 14 ofArticle V pursuant to aphase-in schedule established
by general law.
(b) Unless otherwise provided herein, the amendment to Section 14 shall be fully effectuated by July 1,2004. .
ARTICLE II, SECTION 8(h)(1); ARTICLE III, SUBSECTIONS 8(b), 16(b) AND (f), 19(f)(3); .
ARTICLE IV, SUBSECTIONS3(b), 4,7(a), AND 8(a); ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1(i);
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 2; ARTICLE XI, SUBSECTIONS 2(c), 3, 4, 5(a), AND 6(e);
ARTICLE XII, SUBSECTIONS 9(c)(5) AND 22
BALLOT TITLE: RESTRUCTURING THE STATE CABINET '
BALLOT SUMMARY: N lerges cabinet offices of treasurer and comptroller into one chieffi nancial officer: reduces cabinet membership to chief financial officer, attorney general, agriculture commissioner: secretaryofstate
and education commissionereliminated from elected cabinet: secretary ofstate duties defined by law: changes composition of state board ofeducation from govemorand cabinet to board appointed by governor:board appoints
educationcommissioner; defines state board ofadministration, trustees ofintermal'improvement trust fund, land acquisition trust fund.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:
SECTION 8. Ethics in government.-A public office is a public trust. The people shall have the right to secure and sustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right:
(h) Schedule-On the effective date of this amendment and until changed by law:
(1) Full and public disclosure of financial interests shall mean filing with the custodian secretary ofstate records by July 1 ofeachyearasworn statement showing net worth and identifyingeachassetandliabilityinexcess
of$S1.O000and its value togetherwithone ofthe following: .
a. A copy,of the person's most recent federal income tax return: r, .'-. r .. ,
b.A sworn statement which identifieseach separate source anid amount of income which exceeds $1'000 lhe ftrms for such source disclosure and therules underwliicithey aretobe filed shall be prescribed by the independent
commission established in subsection (f), and such rules shall include disclosure ofsecondary sources of income.
SECTION 8. Executive approval and veto.-
(b) When a bill or any specific appropriation ofa general appropriation bill has been vetoed. by the goemrnor; he shall transmit this signed objections thereto to the house in which the bill originated ifin session. Ifthathouse
is not in session, the govemorheshall file them \\ith the custodian secretaryofstaterecords, who shall lay them before that house at its next regular or special session, and they shall beenteredoioitsjoumal.,
SECTION 16. Legislative apportionment.-
(b)FAILURE OFLEGISLATURE TO APPORTION: JDICLALREAPPORTIONMENT.Intheevent a special apportionment session ofthe legislature finally adjourns without adopting joint resolution ofapportionment,
theattomey general shall. within ive da. peitionthe supreme court ofthe state to make such apportionment. No later than thesixtieth day afterthefilingofsuch petition,the supremecourtshallfilewiththeciustodianseerecary
ofstate records an order making such apportionment.
(f) JUDICIAL REAPPORTIONNI[ENT. Should an extraordinary apportionment session fail.to adopt a resol ution ofapportionment or should the supreme court determine that the apportionment made is invalid,the court
shall, notlaterthan sixtydays after receiving the petition ofthe ttomev general. file \\ith the custodian sccre ian ofstate records an order making such apportionment.
SECTION 19. StateBudgeting. Planningand AppropriationsProcesses.-- .
(f) TRUST FUNDS.
(2) State trust funds in existence before the effective date of this subsect ion shall terminate not more than four) ears after the effective dateofthis subsection.Statetrustfunds createdaftertlheeffectivedate ofthis subsection
shall terminate not more than four years after the effective date of the act authorizing the creation ofthe trust fund. By law the legislature may set a shortertime period for whichanytrustfundis authorized.
(3)Trustfunds required by federal programs ormandates; trust funds established for bond co\'enants, indentures. or resolutions, whose revenuesartelegallypledgedbythe stateorpublicbbodytomeetdebt service or other
financial requirements ofany debt obligations ofthe state or any public body; the state transportation trust fund; the trust tund containing the net annual proceeds from theFloridaEducationLotteries;theFloridaretiremerttrust
fund;trust funds for institutions under the management of the Board of Regents. where such trust funds are fobrauxiliary enterprises and contracts, grants, and donations,asthosetermsaredefinedbygeneral law; trutstfunds
thatserveasclearingfundsoraccountsforthechieffinancialofficercomptru-ollcrorstateagencies: trust fundsthataccountforassetsheldbythestateinatrusteecapacityasanagentorfiduciaryforindividuals,privateorganizatios,
or other governmental units; and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution, are not subjectto the requirements set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection.
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SECTION 3. Successionto office of governor; acting governor.-.
(b)Uponimpeachmnentofthegovemrnorand untilcompletioniaftrialthereof, orduringthegovernor's his physical ormentalincapacity, the lieutenant governor shall act as governor. Further succession as acting governor shall
be prescribed bylaw. Incapacity to serve as governormay be determined by the supremecourt upon due notice afterdocketing of written suggestionthereofbythree fotr cabinet members, and in suchcase restoration of
capacity shall be similarly determined after docketing ofwritten suggestion thereof by the governor, the legislature or three fotr cabinet members. Incapacity to serve as governor may also be established by certificate filed with
the custodian ofstate records secretary ofstate by the governor declaringhis incapacity for physical reasons to serve as governor, and insuch case restoration of capacity shall be similarly established.
SECTION 4. Cabinet.-
(a) There shall be a cabinet composed ofa secretary of state, an attorney general, a comptroller,a chieffinancialofficer treasurer, and a commissioner of agriculture and a commissioner ofeducation. In additionto the powers
and duties specified herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by i a w. In the event ofatie vote ofthe governor and cabinet, the side on which the governor voted shall be deemed
to prevail 4 : I,
(b) The secretary ofstate shall keep the records ofthe official acts ofthe legislativcand executive departments. : '
(b)(e) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal officer. There is created in the office ofthe attorney general the position ofstatewide prosecutor. The statewide prosecutor shall have concurrentjurisdiction with the
state attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal laws occurring or having occurred, into ormore judicial circuits as part ofarelated transaction, or when any such offense is affecting orhas affected two ormore judicial circuits
as provided by general law. The statewide prosecutor shall be appointed by the attorney general from not less than three persons nominated bythejudicial nominating commission forthe supreme court, oras otherwise provided
by general law.
(c)(d) The chieffinancial officer comptroller shall serve as the chieffiscal officer ofthe state, and shallsettlA hd appr ove accounts against the state, and-
(c) The trcasurcr shall keep all state funds and securities. I Ic shall disburscstatc funds only upon the ordct h .co0nimptrolcir. Such ordcr may bc in any form and may require the disbursement of state funds by electronic
means or by means ofamagnctic tapc or any othcr transfer medium.
(d)(f) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision ofmatters pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise providedby law.
(e) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, and the attorney general shall constitute the state board of administration, which shall succeed to all the power, control, and authority ofthe state board of administration
established pursuant to Article IX, Section 16 of the Constitution(of 1 885, and which shall continue as abod"'t least forth life of Article XII. Section 9(c).
(f) The governor as chair, thechieffinancial officer, the attorney general, and the commissioner ofagricultur6iAhall constitute the trustees ofthe internal improvement trust fund and the land acquisition trust fund as provided
(g) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, the attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the agency head ofthe Department of Law Enforcement.
(g) The commissioner ofcducation shall supcrvise the.public education systcminthiic manncrprcseribcd b w. .
SECTION 7. Suspensions; filling office during suspensions.-
(a) By executive order stating the grounds and filed with the custodian secretary ofstate records, the governor may suspend from office any state officer not subject to impeachment, any officer ofthe militia not in the active
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S service oftheUnited States, orany countybfficer, formalfeasance, misfeasance, neglect ofduty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inabilityto perform his~official duties, or commissionofa felony,and may fill the office
by appointment for the period of suspension. The suspended officer may at any time before removal be reinstatedby the governor.
.SECTION 8. Clemency.-
S(a) Except in cases oftreason and in cases where impeachment results in conviction, the governor may, by executive order filed with the custodianseeretary ofstate records, suspend collection offines and forfeitures, grant
reprieves not exceeding sixty days and, with the approval oftwo three members ofthe cabinet, grant full or conditional pardons, restore civil rights, commute punishment, and remit fines and forfeitures for offenses.
SECTION 1. Counties.-
(i) COUNTY 0RDINANCES. Each county ordinance shall be filed with the custodian secretary of state records and shall become effective at such time thereafter as is provided by general law.
SECTION 2.S.tateboardaofeducation.-The.go\verncorand thc mcmbcrs o fthc cabinct shall constitute state board ofeducation-whieh shall be abodycorporate andhave such supervisionofthe systemoffreepublic education
asisprovidedby law. The state board ofeducation shall consist ofseven members appointed by the governor to staggered 4-year terms, subject to confirmationbythe senate. The stateboardofeducationshallappointthe
commissioner ofeducation. ..
SECTION 2. Revision commission.-
(c) Each constitution revision commission shall convene attlie call of its chairman, adopt its rules of procedure, examine the constitute ion ofthe state, hold public hearings; and, not laterthan one hundred eighty days prior to
the next general election, file with the custodian secretary of state records its proposal, if any, ofa revision of this constitution or any part ofit.
SECTION 3. Initiative.-The powerto propose the revision or amendment ofany portion or portions ofthis constitution by initiative is reservedto the people, providedthat, any suchrevisionor amendment, except forthose
limitingthepowerofgovernmenttoraiserevenue,shallembracebutonesubjectandmatterdirectlyconnectedtherewith.Itmaybeinvoked byfilingwiththe custodianseeretyofstaterecordsapetitioncontainingacopy
ofthe proposedrevisionoramendment, signedbyanumber ofelectors in each ofone halfofthe congressionaldistrictsofthe state. and ofthe state as a whole, e4ualto eight percent ofthe votes cast in each ofsuch districts
respectively and in the state as a whole inthe last precedingelectionin which presidential electors were chosen. :
SECTION 4. Constitutional convention.- ,
(a) The powerto call aconventionto consider revision ofthe entire constitutionis reserved to the people. It may be invokedby filing with the custodian secretary of state records a petit ion, containing a declaration that a
and inthe state as whole inthe lastpreceding election ofpresidential electors.
*(b) At the next general election held more than ninety days after the filing ofsuch petition there shall be submitted to the electors ofthestate the question: "Shall a constitutional convention be held?" Ifa majority voting on
the questionvotes inthe affirmative, atthe next succeeding general electionthere shall be elected from each representative district a member ofaconstitutional convention. Onthetwenty-first day followingthat election, the
convention shall sit atthecapital, elect officers, adoptrulesofprocedurejudgetheelection ofitsmembership. and fix a time and place for itsfuture meetings. Notlaterthanninetydaysbeforethenextsucceeding general election.
theconventionshall causeto be filedwithctheicustodianseeretari- ofstate records anyvrevisionofthisconstitutionproposedbyit.
SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.-
(a)Aproposed amendmentto orrevision ofthis constitution, or any part ofit, shallbe submittedto the electors at the next general election held more thanhninety'days afterthejoint resolution. initiative petition orreportof
revisioncommission, constitutional convention or taxation and budget reform commission proposing it is filed with the custodian serettay ofstate records, unless, pursuant tolawenactedbythe affirmative vote ofthree-fourths
ofthe membership ofeach house ofthe legislature and limitedto single amendmentorrevision. it is submitted at an earlier special election held more than ninety days afler suchfilinig.
SECTION 6. Taxation and budget reform commission.- :
(e) The commission shall hold public hearings as it deems necessary to carry out its responsibilities underthis section. The commission shall issue a report ofthe results ofthe review carried out.and propose tothe legislature
anyrecommended statutory changes related tothe taxation orbudgetary laws ofthe state. Not later than one hundred eighty days prior to the general election in the second year following the year in which the commission is
established, the commission shall file with the custodianseeretaofstate records its proposal. i fany, ofa revision ofthis constitution or anypart ofitdealing withtaxation orthe statebudgetary process.
SECTION 9. Bonds.-
-(c) MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES. ... .
(2) ArticleX, Section 6, ofthe Constitutionof 1885, as amended, is adopted by this reference as a part ofthis revision as completely as though incorporated herein verbatim for the purpose ofproviding that after the effective
date of this revision the proceeds ofthe"second gas tax" as referred to therein shall be allocated amongthe several counties in accordance with the formula stated therein to the ex tentnecessaryto complywithall obligations
to or for the benefit of holders ofbonds.revenue certificates and tax anticipation certificates orany refundings thereof secured by anyportion ofthe "second gas tax."
(4) Subject to the requirements ofparagraph (2) ofthis subsection and after payment ofadministrative expenses, the "second gas tax"shall be allocated to the account ofeach ofthe several counties in the amounts tobe detennined
as follows- There shall be an initial allocation ofone-foturth in the ratio ofcountr areato state area, one-fourth in the ratio of the total county population to the total population ofthe state in accordance with the latest available
federal census, and one-al fin the ratio ofthe total"second gas tax 'collected on retail sales oruse in each county to the totalcollected in all counties ofthe state during the previous fiscal year. fthe annual debt service requirements
ofanyobligations issued for anycounty, including any deficiencies forprioryears, secured underparagraph (2) ofthis subsection, exceedstheamountwhichwouldbeallocatedtothatcountyunderthe formulasetoutinthis
paragraph, the amounts allocated to other counties shall be reduced proportionately.
(5) Funds allocated underparagraphs (2) and (4) ofthis subsection shall be administered bv the state board ofadmini station created under Article IV, Section 4 saidArticlc IX, Scction 16, ofthc Constitution of 1885, as
amcndcd, andwhich is continued as abodyciporatcforthclifofthis subsection 9(c). Thesboardshallremit the proceeds ofthe "second gastax"in each county account foruse in said county as follows:eighty per centto
the state agency supermi sing the state road system and twenty per cent to the goveming body ofthe county. The percentage allocated to the county maybe increased by general law. The proceeds ofthe "second gas tax"subject
to allocation to the several counties under this paragraph (5) shall be used first, for the payment ofobligations pledging revenues allocated pursuant to Article IX, Section 16, ofthe Constitutionof 1885, as amended, and any
refundings thereof: second, for the paymentofdebt service on bonds issued asprovided by this paragraph (5)to finance the acquisition and construction ofroads as defined bylaw; andthird, forth acquisitionand construction
of roads and for road maintenance as authorized by law. When authorized by law. state bonds pledging the full faith and credit ofthe state may be issued without anyelection: (i)to refund obligations securedbyanyportion
ofthe "second gas tax" allocated to a county'under Article IX, Section 16. ofthe Constitution of 1885. as amended; (ii) to finance the acquisition and construction ofroadsinacountywhenapprovedbythe governingbody'
ofthe county and the state agency supervising the state road system; and (iii) to refund obligations secured by any portion ofthe"second gas tax" allocated under paragraph 9(c)(4). No suchbonds shallbe issued unless state
fiscal agency created by law has made a determination that in no state fiscal year will the debt service requirements ofthe bonds and all other bonds secured by the pledgedportionofthe"second gas tax" allocatedtothe.county
exceed seventy-five per cent of the pledged portion of the"second gas tax"allocatedto that county for the preceding state fiscal year. ofthe pledged net tolls from existing facilities collected in the preceding state fiscal year.
and ofthe annual average net tolls anticipated during the first five state fiscal yearsofoperation ofnew projects to be financed, and ofany other legally avai lable pledged revenues collected in the preceding state fiscal year.
Bonds issued pursuant to this subsection shall be payable primarily from the pledged tolls. the pledged portions ofthe"second gas tax" allocated to that county, andanyotherpledgedrevenue, and shall maturenot laterthan
forty years from the date of issuance.
SECTION 22. Executive branch reform.-
(a) Theamendmentscontainedinthisrevisionshalltakeeffect January7,2003,butshall governwithrespecttothequalifyingforandtheholdingofprimary electionsin2002.The office ofchieffinancialofficer shall be a new
(b) In the event the secretary of state is removed as a cabinet office in the 1998 general election, the term "custodian ofstate records" shall be substituted for the term"secretary ofstate" throughout the constitution and the
duties previously performed by the secretary) ofstate shall be as provided by law.
ARTICLE l, SECTION 2
q BALLOT TITLE:BASIC RIGHTS : :, .
BALLOTSUMMARY:Defines"naturalpersons," whoareequalbeforethelaw and whohaveinalienablerightsas "female andmale alike;" provides thatno person shallbe deprived ofanyrightbecause ofnational origin;
changes"physicalhandicap" fo "physicaldisability" asareasonthatpeoplfeareprotectedfrombeingdeptivedofanyright.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION: ,
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION2. Basic rights.-All natural persons, female and male alike, areequal before the lawandhave inalienable rights, amongwhich are the rightto enjoyand defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded
forindustry,and to acquire, possess andprotectproperty; except that the ownership, inheritance, dispositionandpossession ofrealproperty by aliens ineligible forcitizenship maybe regulatedorprohibitedbylaw. No person
shallbe deprived of anyrightbecause ofrace, religion, national origin, or physical disabilitYhandieap.
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3(a),(f) AND (g); ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 7
BALLOT TITLE: LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AND CITIZEN ACCESS TO LOCAL OFFICIALS
BALLOT SUMMARY: Broadenstaxexemptionfor governmental uses ofmunicipal property; authorizes legislature to exempt certainmunicipal and special districtpropertyused forairport,seaport,orpublicpurposes; permits
local option tax exemption for property used for conservation purposes; permitslocal optiontangiblepersonalpropertytaxexemptionforattachmentsto mobilehomesandcertainresidentialrental furnishings; removes limitations
on citizens' ability to communicate with local officials about matters which are the subject ofpublic hearings.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION: _
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SECTION 3, Taxes; exemptions.-
(a)All property owned by municipality and used exclusively byitfor governmental or municipal orpttblipuposes shall be exempt from taxation. All property owned by municipality not otherwise exempt from taxation
or by a special district and used for airport, seaport. orpublic purposes, as defined by general law, and uses thatiare incidental thereto, maybe exempted from taxation as provided by general law. A municipality, owning property
outside the municipality, may be required by general lawto make payment to the taxing unit inwhich the property is located. Such portions ofproperty as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or
charitablepurposes maybe exempted by general law from taxation.
(f) A county ormunicipality may be authorized by generallawito grant ad valorem tax exemptions for real property used for conservation purposes as defined by general law.:
(g) In addition to any other exemption granted to tangible personal property, a county may exempt all appurtenances and attachments to mobile home dwellings that are classified as tangible personal property and all appliances,
furniture, and fixtures classified as tangible personal propertywhich are included in single-family and multi-family residential rental facilities that have ten or fewer individual housing units, as provided by general law. The general
law shall require the adoption of the exemption on a county-option basis and may specify conditions for its application.
SECTION 7. Ex part communications.-The people shall have the right to address a local government public official without regard to ex partecommunications considerations, in a manner consistent with ethics laws.
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CONSTITUTIONAL RE.' SION
ARTICLE IV, SECTION 5(a); ARTICLE VI, SUBSECTIONS 1, 2,5'7;
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 4(a)
BALLOT TITLE: BALLOT ACCESS, PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING, AND ELECTION PRO-CESS REV VISIONS. :
BALLOT SUMMARY: Provides ballot access requirements for independent and minor party' candidates cannot be greater than requirements for majority par candidates; allows all voters, regardless of party, to vote in
any party's primary election ifthe winner will have no general election opposition; provides public financing ofcampaigns for statewide candidates who agree to campaign spending limits: pennits candidates forgovemor to
run in primary elections without lieutenantgovernor; makes school boardelectionsnonpartisan; corrects voting age.
SECTION 5. Election ofgovemor.lieutenant govemorand cabinet members; qualifications; terms.-
(a) At a state-wide general election in each calendaryear the number of which is even but not a multiple of four, the electors shall choose a governor and a lieutenant governor and members ofthe cabinet each for a term of
four years beginningon the first Tuesday after the first Monday in Januaryofthe succeeding year. In primary elections, candidates forthe office ofgovernor may choose to run without a lieutenant governor candidate. Inthe
general election and in party pirinai ks, i fhcld.,all candidates forthe offices ofgovemorand lieutenant govemorshall form joint candidacies in a manner prescribed by law so that each voter shall cast a singlevote fora candidate
for govemor and a candidate for lieutenant governor running together.
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
SECTION 1. Regulation ofelecfions.-All elections by the people shall be bydirect and secret vote. General elections shall be determined bya pluralityofvotes cast. Registration and elections shall. and political party functions
may, be regulated by law; however, the requirements fora candidate with no party affiliation or for a candidate ofa mi nor party for placement ofthe candidate's name on the ballot shall be no greater than the requirements for
a candidate ofthe party having the largest number of registered voters.
SECTION 2. Electors.-Ever' citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen twcnt) -one years ofage and who is has been a permanent resident of for one ycNar in the state and six months in a county, ifregistered as
provided by law. shall be an elector ofthe county where registered that county. Provisions may bc madc by la\v for othcr bona fidc rcsidcnts ofthc static who arc at least twcnty onc cars ofagc to votc in thc election ofprcsidcntial
SECTION 5. Primary, general, and special elections.-
(a) A general election shall be held in each county on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November ofeach even-numbered year to choose a successor to each elective state and county officer whose term will expire
before the next general election and, except as provided herein, to fill each vacancy in elective office for the unexpired portion ofthe term. A general election may be suspended or delayed due to a state ofemergency or impend ing
emergency pursuant to general law. Special elections and referenda shall be held as provided by law.
(b) Ifall candidates foran office have the same partyaffiliation and the dinnerr will have no opposition in the general election, all qualified electors, regardless ofparty affiliation, may vote in the primary elections forthat office.
SECTION7. Campaign spending limitsand funding ofcampaigns forelective state-wide office.-It is the policy ofthis state toprovide for state-wide elections in which all qualified candidates may compete effectively. A
method'dfipublic financing forcampaigns forstate-wide office shall be established by law. Spending limits shall be established for such campaigns forcandidates who use public funds in theircampaigns. The legislature shall
provide funding for this provision. General law implementing this paragraph shall be at least as protective ofeffective competition by a candidate who uses public funds as the general law in effect on Januaryl, 1998.
SECTION 4. School districts: school boards.- :
(a) Each county shall constitute a school district: provided, two or more contiguous counties, upon vote of the electors ofeach county pursuant to law, may be combined into one school district. In each school district there
shall be a school board composed of five or more members chosen by vote of the electors in a nonpartisan election for appropriately staggered terms of fouryears, as provided by law.
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 5
BALLOT TITLE: FIREARMS PUR-CHASES: LOCAL OPTION FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY RECObRDS CHECK AND WAITING PERIOD
BALLOT SUMM.ARY: Authorizes each county the option ofrequiri ng a criminal history records check and waiting period of3 to 5 days in connection with the "sale" ofany firearm: defines "sale" as the transfer of money
or other valuable consideration for a firearm where any part ofthe transaction occurs on property open to public access; does not apply to holders ofa concealed weapons permit when purchasing a fi rearm.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:
SECTION 5. Local option.-
(a) Localoptiononthelegalityorprohibitionofthesaleofintoxicatingliquors,winesorbeersshallbepreservedtoeachcounty.Thestatusofacountywithrespectthereto shall be changed onlyby vote ofthe electors in
a special election called upon the petition of twenty -five percent ofthe electors ofthe county.and not sooner than two years after an earlierelection on the same question. Where legal.the sale ofintoxicating liquors. nies
and beers shall be regulated by law.
(b) Each comtyshall have theauthoritytorequire a criminal historyrecordscheckand a 3 to 5-day waiting period, excludingweekendsand legal holidays, inconnection withthesaleofanyfirearmoccurringwithinsuchcounty.
For purposes ofthis subsection, the term "sale"means the transferofmoney orothervaluable consideration for any firearm when any part ofthe transaction is conducted on property to which the public has the right ofaccess.
SHolders ofa concealed weapons permit as prescribed by general law shall not be subject to the provisions of this subsection when purchasing a firearm.
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ARTICLE I, SUBSECTIONS 4,9,16(a), 18;23; ARTICLE II, SUBSECTIONS 5(b),8(g)-(i);
ARTICLE III, SUBSECTIONS 3(f), 8(a)-(b), 17(b)-(c), 18,19(d); ARTICLE IV, SUBSECTIONS 1(a) AND (c), 2,3(b), 4(e), 7(a); ARTICLE V, SUBSECTIONS 1,2(a) AND (b), 3(a), 8, 10(a), 11(c);
17,18, 20(c)(6) AND (9), 20(d)(8), 20(e)(1); ARTICLE VII, SUBSECTIONS 4(b) AND 6(b); ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5; ARTICLE X, SUBSECTIONS 3 AND 4(a); ARTICLE XI, SUBSECTIONS 2
BALLOTTITLE: MISCELLANEOUS MATTERSANDTECHNICALREVISIONS '
BALLOT SUMMARY: Removes gender-specific references; allows prison sentences in court-martial actions; consolidates ethics code provisions; specifies time for veto message consideration; clarifies that legislature gives
designatedofficials finalgeneral appropriations bills 72hoursbefore passage; allowsdirect appeal ofcourts-mrtial to specifiedstatecourtandadvisoryopinionsfromfederalmilitarycourts;requiresearlierconstitutionrevision
commission appointments; changes tax andbudgetreformcommissionvotingprocedures and meetingsfrom every 10 toevery20years.
FULLTEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:
SECTION 4. Freedom ofspeech and press.-Every person may speak, write and publish his sentiments pp6all subjects but shall be responsible for the abuse ofthat right.No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the
li berty of speech or ofthe press. In all criminalprosecutions and civil actions for defamation the truth may be given in evidence. If the matter charged as defamatory is true and was published with good motives, the party shall
be acquitted or exonerated.-
SECTION 9. Due process.-No person shall be deprived oflife, liberty or property without due process of law, or be twice put injeopardy forthesame offense, or be compelledin any criminal matter to bea witness against
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SECTION 16. Rights of accused and ofvictims.-
A) In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall, upon demand, be informed ofthe nature and cause of the accusation against him, and shall be furnished a copy ofthe charges, and shall have the right to have compulsory
process for witnesses, to confront at trial adverse witnesses, to be heard in person, by counsel or both, and to have a speedy and public trial by impartial ury in the county where the crime was committed; If the county is not
known, the indictment or informationmay charge venue in two or more counties conjunctively and proof that the crime was committed in that area shall be sufficient; but before pleading the accused may elect in which ofthose
counties the trial will take place hc will bc tried. Venue for prosecution of crimes committed beyond the boundaries ofthe state shall be fixed by law.
SECTION 18. Administrative penalties.-No administrative agency, exceptthe Department ofMilitary Affairs minan appropriately convened court- martial action as provided by law. shall impose a sentence ofimprisonment,
nor shall it impose any other penalty except as provided by law.
:_ SECTION 23. Right ofprivacy.-Everynatural personhas the rightto be let alone and freefrom governmental intrusion into the person's his private life except as otherwise provided herein. This section shall not be construed
to limit the public's rightofaccess to public records and meetings as provided bylaw.
ARTICLE II ,,
SECTION 5. Public officers.-,
(b) Eachstate and county officer, before enteringuponthe duties ofthe office, shall givebondas requiredbylawadshall swearorafirm: "Ido solemnlyswear (or affirm) that Iwillsupport, protect, anddefend the Constitution
and Government ofthe United States and ofthe State ofFlorida; that I am duly qualified to hold office under the Constitution of the state; and that I will well and faithfully perform the duties of...(title ofoffice)... on whichI
/ am now about to enter. So help me God.",
andthereafter shall devote personal attentionto the duties oftheoffice, and continue in office until a his successor qualifies.
SECTION 8. Ethics in government.-A public office is a public trust. The people shall have the right to secure and sustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right:
(g) A code ofethics for all state employees and nonjudicial officers prohibiting conflict betweenpublic duty and private interests shall be prescribed by law.
(h(g) This section shall not be construed to limit disclosures andprohibitioris which may be established by I a%'%to preserve the public trust and avoid conflicts between public duties and private interests.
Q(j(h) Schedule-Onthe effective date ofthis amendment and until changed bylaw:
(1) Full and public disclosure offinancial interests shallmnean filingwith the secretary ofstate byJuly 1 ofeachyear a sworn statement showing net worth and identifying each asset and liability in excess of$1,000 and its value
togetherwith one ofthe following:
a. A copy of the person's most recent federal income tax return; or
b. A sworn statement whichidentifies each separate source andamount ofincome which exceeds $1,000. The forms for such source disclosure and the rules underwhichtheyaretobe filed shallbeprescribedbytheindependent
commission established in subsection (f), and such rules shall include disclosure of secondary sources ofincome.
(2) Persons holding statewide elective offices shall also file disclosure oftheir financial interests pursuant to subsection (i)l(h)(-): ,
f (3) The independent commissionprovided for in subsection (f) shall meanthe Florida Commission on Ethics.
SECTION 3. Sessions of the legislature.-
(f) ADJOURNMENT BY GO V ERNO R. If. during any regular or special session, the two houses cannot agree upon time for adjournment, the governormay adjournthe session sine die orto any date withinthe period
authorized for such session; providedthat, atleasttwenty-fourhours before adjioumingthe session, and heshal w'vhile neither house is in recess, give each house shall be given formal writtennotice ofthe governor'shisintention
todo6so, and agreement reached within that period by both houseson a time for adjournment shall prevail. ,
SECTION 8. Executive approval and veto.-
(a) Everybillpassedbythe legislature shall bepresentedto the governorforhisapproval and shallbecome a law ifthe governorheapproves and signs it, or fails to veto it withinn seven consecutive days after presentation.
Ifduring that period or on the seventh daythe legislature adjourns sine die or takes a recess of more than thirty days. the governorhe shall have fifteen consecutive days from the date ofpresentat ion to act on the bill. In all cases
except general appropriation bills, the veto shall extend to the entire bill. The governormay veto any specific appropriation in a general appropriation bill, but may not veto any qualification orrestriction without also vetoing
the appropriation to which it relates.
(b) When a bill orany specific appropriation ofa general appropriation bill has been vetoed by the governor-he shall transmit his signed objections thereto to the house in which the bill originated ifin session. Ifthat house
is not in session, the govemorhe shall filethem with the secretary ofstate, who shall lay them before that house at its next regularor special session, whichever occurs first, and they shall be entered on its journal. Ifthe originating
house votes to re-enact a vetoed measure, whether in a regu laror special session, and the other house does not consideror fails to re-enact the vetoed measure, no further consideration by either house at any subsequent session
^ may be taken. Ifa vetoed measure is presented at a special session and the originating house does not consider it, the measure will be available for consideration at any intervening special session and until theend ofthe next
SECTION 17. Impeachment ,.,
(b)Anofficerimpeachedby thehouse ofrepresentatives shall be disqualified fromperforminganyofficialdutiesuntilacquittedbythe senate, and.unless thc go\cinoris inpeacedhe thegovemorhemaybyappointmeiitfill
the office until completion ofthe trial.
(c) All impeachments by the house ofrepresentatives shall be tried by the senate. Thechiefjustice ofthe supreme court, oranotherjustice designated by thechiefjusticehim, shall preside at the trial. except in a trial ofthe
chiefjustice, inwhich case the governor shall preside. The senate shall determinethetime'forthetrial ofany impeachment and may sit for the trial whether the house of representatives be in session or not. The time fixed for
trial shall not be more than six months after the impeachment. During an impeachment trial senators shall beupontheiroathor affi rmation. No officershall be convicted without the concurrence oftwvo-thirds ofthe members
ofthe senate present. Judgment ofconviction in cases of impeachment shall remove theoffender from office and, in the discretion of the senate, may include disqualification to hold any office ofhonor, trust or profit. Conviction
oracqumalshallTotaffecttheivilorcritinalresponsibilityofth'eoffice : .. '.. ...... .. .
1 SECTION 18. Conflict ofintercst. A codc ofcthics for all statc cmployccs and nonj udicial officers prohibitirngconflict bctwccn public duty and private intcrcsts shall bc prcscribcd by law.
'Y SECTION 19. State Budgeting. Planning and Appropriations Processes.-
(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD. Effccti\c Novcmbcr-4, 1992, All general appropriation bills shall be furnished to each member ofthe legislature, each memberofthe cabinet, the governor, and
the chiefjustice ofthe supreme court at least seventy-two hours before final passage thereof by either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor.
SECTION 1. Governor.-
(a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor.,ho-He shall be commander-in-chiefofall military forces of the state not in active service ofthe United States. The governor He shall take care that the laws
be faithfully executed, commission all officers ofthe state and counties, and transact all necessary business with the officers ofgovemment. The govemoriHe may require information in writing from all executive oradministrative
state, county or municipal officers upon any subject relating to the duties oftheir respective offices. The governor shall be the chiefadm inistrative officer ofthe state responsible fortheplanning and budgeting forth state.
(c) The governor may request in writing the opinion ofthej justices ofthe supreme court as to the interpretation ofany portion ofthis constitution upon any question affecting the governor's hisexecutivepowers andduties.
Thej justices shall. subject to their rules ofprocedure, permit interested persons to beheard on the questions presented and shall render theirwrittenopinionnotearlierthantendays fromthe filinganddocketing oftherequest,
unless intheirjudgment the delay would cause public injur.y.
SECTION 2. Lieutenant governor.-There shall be a I lieutenant governor..-ho-He shall perform such duties pertaining to the office ofgovernor as shall be assignedtaimbythe governor, except whenotherwiseprovided
by law, and such other duties as may be prescribed by law.
SECTION 3. Succession to officeof governor: acting governor.-
S (b)Uponimpeachmentofthegovemrnorand until completion oftrialthereof.orduringhisphysical ormental incapacity, thelieutenantgovemorshallactasgovernor.Furthersuccessionasactinggovemrnorshallbeprescribed
S bylaw. Incapacityto serve as governor may be determined by the supreme court upon due notice after docketing o fa written suggestion thereofbyfourcabinetmembers, andinsuchcaserestorationofcapacity shallbe similarly
determinedafterdocketing ofritten suggestionthereofbythegovernor,thelegislatureorfourcabinetmembers.Incapacitytoserveasgovernormayalsobeestablishedbycertificatefiledwiththesecretaryofstatebythe
governor declaring his incapacity for physical reasons to serve as governor, and in such case restoration ofcapacity shallbe similarly established.
SECTION 4. Cabinet.-
(e) The treasurer shall keep all state funds andsecuritiesandc-He shall disburse state funds onlyupon the order ofthe comptroller. SUch order may be in any form and may require the disbursement of state funds by electronic
means orby means ofa magnetictape or any other transfer medium.
S SECTION 7. Suspensions; filling office during suspensions.-
(a) Byexecutiveorderstatingthegroundsand filed with thesecretarn'ofstate, thegovernormaysuspendfrom fficeanystateofficernotsubjectt impeachment anyofficerofthemilitianotintheactiveserviceoftheUnited
States, or any county officer, formalfeasance, misfeasance, neglect ofduty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inabilityto perform his official duties, or commission ofa felony, andmay fill the office by appointment for
* the period ofsuspension. The suspended officer may at anytime before removal be reinstated by the governor.
SECTION 1. Courts.-Thejudicialpowershallbevested in a supreme court.diistrict courts ofappeal, circuit courts and countycourts. No othercourtsmaybeestablishedbythe state, anypolitical subdivisionoranymunicipality.
Thelegislatureshall, by general law, divide the state into appellate court districts andjudicial circuits following county lines. Commissionsestablished bylaw, or administrative officers or bodies maybe granted quasi-judicial
power inmattes connected with the functionsoftheir offices. The legislature may establishby generallawa civiltraffic hearing officer system for the purpose of hearing civiltraffic infractions. The legislature may, by general
law, authorize military court-martialto be conductedbymilitaryjudges ofthe FloridaNational Guard, with direct appeal of a decisionto the District Court ofAppeal, FirstDistrict.
SECTION2. Administration; practice and procedure.- .
(a) The supreme court shall adoptrules for the practice and procedure inall courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court havingjurisdiction ofany
proceedingwhen thejurisdiction ofanother courthas beenimprovidently invoked, and requirement thatno cause shall be dismissed because animproper remedy has been sought. Thesupreme courtshall adoptrulesto allow
the court and the district courts ofappeal to.submit questions relatingto military law to the federal Court ofAppeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. These Rules ofcourtmay be repealed by general law enacted
bytwo-thirds vote ofthe membership ofeach house ofthe legislature.
(b) The chiefjustice ofthe supreme court shall be chosen by majority ofthe members ofthe court;--e shall be the chiefadministrative officer ofthejudicial system;and.-He shall have the powerto assignjustices orjudges,
including consenting retired justices orjudges, to temporary duty in any court for whichthejudge is qualified and to delegate to a chiefjudge ofajudicial circuit the power to assignjudges for duty in that his rcspcctivc circuit.
SECTION 3. Supreme court.-
(a) ORGANIZATION.-The supreme court shall consist of seven justices. Ofthe sevenjustices, each appellate district shall have at least one justice elected or appointed from the district to the supreme court who is a resident
ofthe district atthe time ofthehis original appointment or election. Five justices shall constitute a quorum. The concurrence offour justices shall be necessary to a decision. When recusals for cause would prohibit the court
from conveningbecause ofthe requirements ofthis section, judges assigned to temporary dutymay be substituted forjustices.
SECTION 8. Eligibility.-No person shall be eligible for office ofjustice orjudge ofany court unless the person he is an elector ofthe state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction ofthe his court. No justice or judge shall
serve after attainingthe age ofseventyyears exceptupontemporaryassignmentorto complete term, one-halfof hichhe has been served. No person is eligible forth office ofjustice ofthe supreme court orjudge ofa district
court ofappeal unless thepersonhe is, and has been forth precedingtenyears, amemberofthe bar ofFlorida. No person is eligible for the office ofcircuitjudge unless the personheis, and has been forth preceding five
years, member ofthe bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, no person is eligible for the office ofcounty courtjudge unless the personhe is, and has been for the preceding five years, member ofthe bar
4 ofFlorida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible for election or appointmentto the office ofcounty courtjudge in a county having a population of40,000 or less ifthe personhe is a member in
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good standing ofthe bar ofFlorida.
SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms.-
(a) Anyjustice ofthe supreme court or anyj udge ofa district court ofappeal may qualify for retention by avote ofthe electors in the general election nextpreceding the expiration ofthejustice' s or judge's histerm inthe
mannerprescribedby law. Ifajustice or judge is ineligible or fails to qualify for retention, vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration ofthe term being served by the justice orjudge. When a justice ofthe supreme
courtor judge ofa district court of appeal so qualifies, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: "Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name ofjustice orjudge)... ofthe ...(name ofthe court)... be retained in office?" Ifamajority
ofthe qualiied electors votingwithinthe territorial jurisdiction ofthe court vote to retain, thejustice orjudgfshall be retained for term of six years commencingonthe first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following
the general election. Ifamajorityofthe qualified electors voting withinthe territorialjurisdiction ofthe courtvote to notretain, avacancyshallexist inthato fficeuponthe expiration ofthe termbeing served bythejustice orjudge.
SECTION 11. Vacancies.-
(c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence ofa vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for time not to exceedthirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty
days after the nominations have been certified to the governor teoim.
SECTION 17. State attorneys.-In eachjudicial circuit a state attorney shall be elected for aterm offour years. Except as otherwise provided in this constitution, the state attorney he shallbe the prosecuting officer of all
trial courts inthatcircuitand shallperform otherdutiesprescribedbygeneral law; provided,however, whenauthorized by general law, the violations fall municipal ordinances maybeprosecuted bymunicipalprosecutors.
A state attorney shall be an elector ofthe state and reside in the territorialjurisdiction ofthe circuiti--Heshall be and have been a member oft he bar ofFlorida forth preceding five years;-+e shall devote full-time to the his
duties ofthe office: and-he shall not engage in the private practice oflaw. State attorneys shall appoint such assistant state attorneys as maybe authorized by law.
SECTION 18. Public defenders.-In eachjudicial circuit public defender shall be elected for a term offouryears.~-ho-e shall perform duties prescribed by general law. A public defender shall bean elector ofthe state
andreside inthe territorial jurisdiction ofthe circuit and.-He shall be and have beenamember ofthe Bar ofFlorida for the preceding five years. Public defenders shallappoint such assistantpublic defenders as maybe authorized
by law. ,
SECTION 20. Schedule to Article V.-
(c) Afterthis article becomes effective, and until changed by general law consistentwith sections 1 through 19 ofthis article:
(6)Nojustice orj udge shall be amemberofajudicialnominatingcomrnmission.Amemberofajudicial nominating comm mission may hold public office other thanj judicial office. No member shall beeligible forappointment
to statejudicial office so long asthatpersonhe is amemberofajudicial nominating commission andfor a period oftwo years thereafter. Allacts ofaj judicial nominatingconmmrnission shall be madeith a concurrence ofa majority
of its members.
(9) Any municipality or county may apply to thechiefj udge ofthe circuitinwhichthatmunicipalityorcounty is situated for the county court to sit in a location suitable to the municipality orcounty andconvenient in time and
placeto its citizens andpolice officers and upon such applicationsaidchiefjudgeshalldirectthe court to sit in thelocation unless the chiefjudgehe shall determine the request is notj justified. Ifthe chiefjudge does not authorize
thecountycourtto sitinthe locationrequested, thecountyormunicipalitymayapplytothe supreme court for an order directingthe county court to sit in the location. Any municipality or county which so applies shall be required
toprovide the appropriate physical facilities in which the county court mayhold court.
(d) When this article becomes effective:
(8)Nojudge ofa court abolished by this article shall become or be eligible to become judge ofthe circuit court unless thejudge he has been member ofbar ofFlorida for the precedingfive years.
(e) LIMITED OPERATION OF SOME PROVISIONS.-
(1)Alljustices ofthe supreme court,judges ofthe district courtsofappeal and circuitjudges in office upon the effect ive date.ofthis article shallretaintheir offices for the remainder oftheir respective terms.11members of
thejudicial qualifications commission in office uponthe effective date ofthis article shall retaintheir offices for the remainder oftheir respective terms. Each state attorneyinoffice onthe effective date ofthis article shall retain
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general lawregulations shallbeprescribedwhich shall secure ajustvaluation ofall property forad valorem taxation, provided:
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock maybe valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposespusposes, or maybe
exempted from taxation.,
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(b)Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case ofownership
through stock or membership in a corporal ion, thevalue of the proportion which the his interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value ofthe property.
SECTION 5. Superintendent of schools.-In each school district there shall be a superintendent ofschools who-He shall be elected at the general election in each year the number ofwhich is a multiple of four for a term
of fouryears; or, when provided by resolution ofthe district school board, or by special law, approved by vote of the electors, the district school superintendent in any school district shall be employed by the district school
board as provided by general law. The resolution or special lawmaybe rescinded or repealed by either procedure after fouryears.
SECTION 3. Vacancy in office.-Vacancy in office shall occur upon the creation ofan office, upon the deqth ofthc incumbcntorhis removal from office, or resignation ofthe incumbent orthe incumbent's:succession to
another office, unexplained absence for sixty consecutive days, or failure to maintain the residence requiredvwhen elected or appointed, and upon failure ofone elected or appointed to office to qualify withinthirty days from
the commencement ofthe term.
SECTION 4. Homestead; exemptions.-
(a) There shall be exempt from forced sale under process of any court, and no judgment, decree or execution shall be a lien thereon, except for the payment oftaxes and assessmentsthereon, obligations contracted for the
purchase, improvement or repair thereof, or obligations contracted for house, field or other labor performed on the realty, the following property owned by a natural person:
(1)ahomestead, iflocated outside a municipality, to the extent ofone hundred sixty acres ofcontiguous land and improvements thereon, which shall not be reduced without the owner's consent by reason ofsubsequent inclusion
in a municipality; or i located within a municipality, to the extent ofone-hal facre ofcontiguous land, upon which the exemption shall be limited to the residence ofthe owner or the owner'shis family;
(2) personal property to the value of one thousand dollars.
SECTION 2. Revision commission.-
(a) Within thirty days before the convening ofthe 2017 afcr thc adjouimncntofthc 1997 regularsession ofthe legislature, and each twentieth yearthereafter,there shallbeestablishedaconstitutionrevisioncommissioncomposed
of the following thirty-seven members:
(1) the attorney general of the state; 4 "
(2) fifteen members selected by the governor:
(3) nine members selected by the speaker of the house ofrepresentatives and nine members selected by the president ofthe senate; and
(4) three members selected by the chiefjustice ofthe supreme court of Florida with the advice ofthej justices.
(b) The governor shall designate one memberofthe commission as its chairehairman. Vacancies in themembershipofthecommission shallbe filledinthesamemannerastheoriginal appointments.
(c) Each constitution revision commission shall convene at the call ofits chairehairman, adopt its rules ofprocedure, examine the constitution ofthe state, hold public hearings, and, notlaterthanonehundredeightydaysprior
to the next general election, filte with the secretary ofstateitsproposal, ifany. ofa revision ofthis constitution or any part ofit.
SECTION 6. Taxation and budget reform commission.- '
(a)Beginning in 2007-t990 and each twentieth tenthyear thereafter, there shall be established ataxation and budget reform commission composed ofthe following members:
(1)elevenmembers selectedbythe governor, none ofvwhom shall beamemberofthelegislatureatthetimeofappointment, '
(2) seven members selected bythe speaker ofthe houseofrepresentatives and seven members selected by the president ofthe senate, none ofwhom shall be member ofthe legislature atthetime ofappointment.
S (3)fournon-votingexofficiomembers,allofwhom shall be membersofthe legislatureat the timeofappointment.Twoofthesemembers,oneofwhomshallbeamemberoftheminoritypartyinthehouseofrepresentatives,
shall be selected by the speaker ofthehouse ofrepresentatives, and two ofthese members, one ofwhom shall be a member ofthe minority party in the senate, shall be selectedbythepresidentofthe senate.
(b) Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manneras the original appointments.
(c)Atitsinitialmeeting, themembersofthecommissionshallelect a member whoisnot a memberofthelegislature toserveaschairchaimianandthe commissionshalladoptitsrules ofprocedure. Thereafter, the commission
shall convene atthe call ofthe chair chairman. An affirmative vote o ftwo thirds ofthefull commission and th concmurence ofamaj oityofthc members appointed bythe governor pursuant to paragraph (a)(1), a concurrence
ofamajor tyofthcmembersappointedby thespeakerofthc house ofreprcsentatives pursuanttoparagraph(a)(2), and aconcuencc ofainajotity ofthe members appointedbythpresident ofthe snatepursuantto paragraph
(a)(-2- shallbenecessaryforanyrevisionofthisconstitutionoranypartofittobeproposedby thecommission.
(d) The commission shall examinethe state budgetaryprocess, the revenue needs and expenditure processes ofthe state, the appropriateness ofthe tax structure ofthe state, and governmental productivity and efficiency;
reviewpolicy as it relates to the ability of state and local government to tax and adequately fund governmental operations and capital facilities required to meet the state's needs during the nexttwenty tenyear period; determine
methods favored by the citizens ofthe state to fund the needs ofthe state, including alternative methods for raising sufficient revenues for the needs ofthe state; determine measures that could be instituted to effectively gather
funds from existing tax sources; examine constitutional limitationson taxation and expendituresat the state and local level; andreviewthestate's comprehensiveplanning, budgetingandneedsassessmentprocessesto determine
whetherthe resulting information adequately supports a strategic decisionmaking process.
(e) The commission shall hold public hearings as it deems necessary to carry out its responsibilities under tl s section. The commission shall issue areportoftheresults ofthereviewcarriedout, andpropose to the legislature
any recommended statutory changes related to the taxation or budgetary laws ofthe state. Not later than one hundred eighty days prior to the general election in the second year following the year in which the commission is
established, the commission shall file with the secretary ofstate its proposal, ifany, ofa revision ofthis constitution or any part ofit dealing with taxation or the state budgetary process.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal ofthe State ofFlorida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 5t day ofAugust, A.D., 1998.
SANDRA B. MORTHAM
SECRETARY OF STATE
Note: Constitutional amendments one through four were proposed by the Florida Legislature and are coded as follows: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions. Constitutional revisions
five through thirteen were proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission and are coded as follows: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.
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