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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 24, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Tourist Development



Tax Plans Revealed

Commissioners Pass Ordinance,

Putting Question on Nov. Ballot


College Day at PSJHS
Story on Page 6A
Sharks & Gators
Football
Stats, Photos on Page 9A
Law Enforcement
Reports See Page 5A
Tobacco-Free Program
Page I B
PSJ Cross Country Kicks
Off '98 Season
Meet Results on Page 8A
Sept. 26 Hunting and
Fishing D6y Page 8A
School News


Sample


Reports on Pages 4-5B
Ballots
Displayed on Page 8B


Vote Thurs.

October 1st
In a departure from the norm,
Gulf County voters will go to the
polls next Thursday, October 1,
for the second primary election.
Traditionally elections are on the
first Tuesday of the month, but
state elections officials moved the
date due to a conflict with a reli-
gious holiday.
Only one race-state commis-
sioner of education, will be on the
ballot. Ron Howard and Peter
Rudy Wallace are on the democra-
tic ballot. There are no
jRep.ubUlcanraces.. .r ,... ..
'; All polling places will be open
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern
standard time, for electors to cast
their ballots. A sample ballot can
1 be found on page 8B of this issue.


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The historic Maddox homesite is now the new headquarters foirGulf County Chamber of Commerce.


Ribbon Cutting for New Gulf


County Chamber Office on Oct. 1


The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce announces the grand
opening' of the Gulf County
Chamber office in the newly reno-
vated historic Maddox.HouseoThe
house is located in Maddox Park
at Shipyard Cove on the bay at
the end of Fourth Street in Port
St. Joe.
The recently completed pro-


ject was undertaken by the City of
Port St. Joe after the property' was'
purchased last year by the Florida'
Communities Trust from the ;
Maddox. farmit one of-the- ;rea'~'"'
founding families. A historic grant
was sought and obtained to fund
the house renovadon and to cre-
ate the park area.
The grand opening ceremony


will take place at 4:30 p.m. on
Thursday afternoon. October 1, at
the Maddox House. Everyone is
invited to the nbbon cutting cere-
.jnyv, which, wilj. inlud,e, some ,--
remarks from Mayor Johnny
Linton. Chamber President David
Warriner. and the Maddox family.
Elegant refreshments will be pro-
vided by Julie Donnick.


PSJ Hears Auditor Service ProposalsI

Sewer Expansion Straw Ballot Being Planned for Areas West of City


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers have now met with all three
auditing firms making proposals
to provide auditor service for the
city.
After meeting with their
current provider, Deloitte &
Touche, LLP (Jacksonville), com-
kissioners decided to hear from
the two other firms offering pro-


posals-James Moore Company
(Tallahassee) and Ralph Roberson
CPA/Mike Tucker CPA (Port St.
Joe and Blountstown).
All three firms painted a rosy
picture for their respective com-
panies and what they have to
offer. Deloitte & Touche, LLP and
James Moore Company both
boasted about their size (each has


several offices in the state) and
the number of experienced per-
sonnel on staff.
They also emphasized experi-
ence in governmental auditing
and the fact that it was a focal
point of their business.
Roberson and Tucker pointed
out that while they weren't the
largest, all CPA and auditing


Water, Water Everywhere .
Highway 98, near the foot of the overpass at Florida Coast Paper Co., was completely under water
last Friday afternoon after a day of torrential rain. According to Larry Wells, Emergency Management
Director, many areas of the county have received upwards of 10 inches of rain since last Wednesday, Sept.
16. The heavy rains have caused sporadic flooding problems, mostly centered in the southern portion of
the county, as stormwater drainage systems were overburdened by the abundance of water. The rain
gauge at the courthouse recorded 10.05 inches early Wednesday, Sept. 23.
S. photo by Regina Washabaugh


providers must follow' the same
governmental guidelines and reg-'
ulations, as well as maintain the
same educational qualifications.
Between the two CPA's. they
listed 52 years of experience, as
well as a support staff of trained
personnel and CPA's. Tucker said
75% of his business revolves
around governmental auditing
work performed for cities and
counties similar in size and struc-
ture to the City of Port St. Joe.
They also stressed the imme-
diate availability for support or
service with Roberson's CPA firm
located within a few hundred
yards of City Hall. '
Roberson/Tucker brought the
best price to the table. offering to
do the audit work for S 18,950 and
guaranteeing that price through
the next fiscal year. should the
city select them. James Moore
Company's proposal was for
820,000 and Deloitte & Touche,
LLP's proposal came in at
S28.600.
Commissioners will make
their selection during the' board's
next regular meeting October 6th,
or call a special meeting between
now and then to address the sub-
ject.
Straw Ballot For Sewer
Service Expansion
City commissioners and Gulf
County commissioners have been
discussing offering sewer service
to rural areas, especially along
the coast in South Gulf County.
They decided to get the ball
rolling by seeking public opinion
on the matter durifig the upcom-
ing general election in November.
A straw ballot is being pro-
posed for areas east bf Port St.
Joe-Highland View, St. Joe
Beach and Beacon Hill.,
Three questions will be
addressed on the straw ballot-
Do residents want the service if it
can be furnished at a reasonable
price? What price. would be con-
sidered reasonable? Would you
favor requiring mandatory hook-
up?
(See PSJ on Page 3A)


Gulf County commissioners
took the final step toward putting
the tourist development tax pro-
posal before Gulf County voters
on the November general election
ballot, during a special meeting
prior to their regular meeting
Tuesday afternoon.
After naming a Tourist
Development Committee about a
month ago, that group presented
a plan to the board for enacting
the tax and a proposal for alloca-
tion of revenues collected.
Commissioners then followed the
presentation by passing an ordi-
nance accepting the plan, impos-
ing a' 2% tourist development tax,
and'p'roviding for a referendum
election to impose and levy the
tax;
Don Theil (Tourist Develop-
ment Committee spokesperson)
outlined the proposed projects/
revenue spending plans to the
board. He told commissioners the
2% tax would generate approxi-
mately S8127,000 over the first 24
months and would be collected
from transient rentals of six
months or less.
The main thrust of the two
year spending plan is for tourist
development, with 50% of the rev-
enues earmarked for that pur-
pose. Twenty-five percent of the
funds would be used for beach
maintenance, and the rest split
between adnmirustration expenses.
beach facilities, non-beach facili-
ties, and centers and bureaus.
TDC chairman Tommy Knoxj
pointed out that the estimated
revenues didn't include receipts
from St. Joseph State Park. which
were estimated at approximately
$8,000 annually by park repre-
sentative Anna Harvey.
The board also approved a
request from Knox to allocate
$5.000 to promote the 2% tax
prior to the referendum, which
will be placed on the November
general election ballot.

Warning: Don't

Touch Flares!
Tyndall Air Force Base. offi-
cials are warning beach comblers
and boaters not to touch marine
flares that have been found on the
beaches and the water In the St.
George Island and Cape San Bias
area recently. Tyndall's Explosive
Ordinance Disposal teams have
recovered eight MK-25 marine
markers in the past three weeks.
In those areas.
The phosphorus flares are
used by several agencies and
burn when they are dropped into
the water. The residue can cause
severe burns. If you locate one of
these flares, do not touch it. Mark
the locations and notify the clos-
est law enforcement agency who
will notify Tyndall's command,
post.

Voter Registration
Voter registration for the
November 3 general election will
close on October 5. If you are not'
a registered voter and wish to vote,
in the general election, you must.
be registered by this date.,
If you have moved or had a.
name change, you should contact
the supervisor of elections office
for an application form to make
the necessary changes. Call the
Gulf County elections office at
229-6117 or 639-5069 for further
information.

Approved Budgets
Gulf County Commissioners
and the cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka formally adopted
budgets for the 1998/99 fiscal
year during hearings this week.
All three taxing authorities
accepted preliminary budgets
presented: by them and reflected
on trim notices recently mailed to
county property owners.
The preliminary budgets were
approved and appeared in last
week's issue of The Star.


The tax will be collected on all
short term (six months or less)
rental property within Gulf'
County.


Ambulance



Upgrade


North Gulf County

ALS Services

Are Being Planned
"I think the time is now." said
Commissioner Billy Traylor, as he
made the motion to upgrade
Wewahltchka's Basic Life Support
(BLS) Ambulance Service to an
Advanced Life Support System
(ALS) manned around the clock.
County commissioners were
unanimous in their support for
the motion and united in a stand
to try to put the serve service n place
within 90 to 120 days.
The board's action came on
the heels of an emotional appeal
from Myrts Pollock for ALS ser-
vice in the north end of Gulf
COunty. She explained that full-
time ALS service could have made
a difference whenher er husband
,passed .away1.odJune .10th .of, this.
year.
"We deserve the same treat-
ment as the rest of the county ...
a 24-hour-a-day manned station
with ALS trained personnel on
staff." Pollock explained.
-She acknowledged that sever-
al efforts has been :made to
Improve response time and ser-
vice by the board and the volun-
teers and paid personnel on call.
"Your patches aren't holding." she
said.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
expressed his deepest sorrow for
the loss of her husband, a senti-
ment echoed by;the rest of the
board.
He further explained talks
were already In progress with Bay
Medical Center and Shane
McGuffinn (Gulf County
Emergency Medicalh Services
eDirector) to put together a plan
that would alleviate the problem.
He further praised local vol-
unteers, "They have saved the
county millions of dollars through
their service ... but, I think they
would agree, the time has come
for the upgrade."
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. alluded to a deeper rooted
problem when he said, I'm sick
and tired of division between the
north and south ends of the coun-
ty ';:. It's time to come together:
Sand commit ourselves-we are
responsible."
Board chairman Warren
Yeager. commissioners John
Stanley and Tommy Knoxt also;
expressed, a need to resolve the
problem promptly..
The board will be putting
together' options and price esti-
mates to provide ALS coverage for
the north end of Gulf Courty dur-
ing the next few weeks.
'Cape San Bias Lighthouse
Quarters.
.,County Chief Administrator'
Don Butler told county 'commis-
sioners he: has received corre-
spondence from officials at Eglin
Air Force Base concerning the'
status ,of the historic lighthouse
keepers quarters on its property
,:.; at,;Cape San Bias. ,
.The board has been corre-
sponding with Air Force officials
for at least a year, trying to nego-
tiate a deal to obtain the light-
house quarters, but have hit a
stumbling block because of the
expense to move it. It was recent-
ly damaged by Hurricane Earl,
'and. Eglin officials want to know if
the county intends to pursue
(See AMBULANCE on Page 7A)














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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998


Reinforcement

IT SURPRISED US TO LEARN on the news broadcast
Wednesday, that, already there have been 960 of the 1500 daily
newspapers in the country to editorially call for President Clin-
ton's resignation. We asked for it because we, personally, were
outraged at his despicable behavior in office. The other large dai-
lies had enough staff to glean out more facts and hard reasons
why he should resign.
Their call was based on sound reasons, not personalities. It
makes us feel more satisfied in our decision and firms up our re-
solve, knowing we are among the majority of those who know
first hand the true story of Clinton-gate.
Arid, the numbers of newspapers calling for his resignation
are increasing every day. Before long he will see for certain that
the request is from all portions of our nation; from every walk of
life. No American wants a man of that type morals as head man
in the White House ... no matter how good a job he is doing.
WE DON'T SEE HOW THE U. S. Army can apply its penalty
against Sgt. McKinney of Monticello, if something isn't done in
the :Pesident's case. Otherwise it 'sets a double standard.
McKinney wasn't accused of anything his commander-in-chief
hasn't been accused of. The proof in Clinton's case is far more
convincing than proof in McKlnney's case.,
The plight of the lady B-52 pilot also comes to mind. She
didn't seduce a young inexperienced person, like the President
did. She was also drummed out of the corps for her indiscre-
tions. Another double standard.
THEN TO READ PART OF the report In Time and Newsweek
magazines solidified our position. We have never read of such
shenanigans by one of our national leaders In a mainline maga-
zine.
It reminds us of the British scandal of some years ago, when
a Lord-Porfumo, we think It was-dallied with Mandy Rice Da-
S's and brought the British government crashing down.
There is more than enough precedent, worldwide, to ask Bill
Clinton to resign, and more than enough excuse for him to do
so.
As a matter of fact, we think it is presumptuous on his part
to even consider staying in office.


Budget Time

THE BUDGET HEARINGS ARE all over and approved by
now. and by and large they reflect the times here in Gulf county.
A few instances have caused us concern, given the economic cli-
mate in which we exist, but for the most part. they're liveable.
Only the county budget showed an increase and it was hiked
by 6.4%: a little high in our frugal period but not grotesquely so.
We'll grumble about that one and suck it up and make it
through with no problem.
Both cities inside the county maintained their present
spending rate. even resulting in small cuts. It's a good deal for
the citizens of both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
BUDGET TIME IS USUALLY traumatic around Gulf County,
as well as any other county. All citizens look with suspicious
eyes at what their commissioners are planning for their pocket-
books.- :* -' .:: -' :
!" We use as an example. what has happened in Bay County.
Bay County is struggling at giving their school teachers an ex-
cessive raise and straining their current tax raising capabilities.
We firmly believe this situation has been brought about by
Stone Container and Arizona Chemical being shut down or
cutting back, having an economic ripple effect. Things must not
be as good as our economists have told us or else things
wouldn't be so uncertain. Therefore, they are opposing the sala-
ry Increase.
The buzzword seems to be, frugality, at this time with the
thought in mind of not spending anything we don't absolutely
have to. That's a good, safe, attitude for elected officials to have,
at any time, under any circumstances.
NOBODY LIKES TAXES BUT everybody recognizes that tax-
es are necessary if things are going to be maintained and some
level of services continued. It takes money to build new schools;
it takes money to build new roads; it takes money to pay for col-
lecting trash; it takes money to operate a county, school board
or city.
We've had set-backs for the last two years, here in Gulf
County. They couldn't be helped, but they were set-backs never-
theless. We're glad to see our commissioners recognize that fact
while setting our various budgets.


Hunker Down Wit1h Kes by Kesley Colbert


Life Is Precious


Life is precious. And a wonder4,
ful gift from God. Those folks can.
rattle on about tad poles and evo-,,
lution and monkeys and Charles-
Darwin >and The Origin of the
Species .till the cows come
home.
God made the cows.
I think most of the time we're
so busy living .. existing. .
day by daying it .,.. that we fail
to stop and consider just how pre-
cious "being here" is. Or we're so
caught up in commiserating our
woes with each other that we com-
pletely miss the beauty, the joy.
the pure exhilaration of life.
We are marvelously and won-
derfully made! Don't you wish!
folks. would start acting like it?.
How long do you reckon God is
patiently going to keep waiting for
us to "catch on"?


Life is precious. I stood with
my nose pressed to the hospital
window that late November
evening in 1975. staring down as
the first rushes of air filled my fif-
teen minute old son's tiny lungs,
and realized just how precious
precious is. I hadn't even held him
yet but he'd' already touched my
heart. He'd broadened my under-
standing. He'd enlarged my capac-
ity to love. He'd changed my life!
I wanted him to dress like me.
And walk like me. And talk like'
me. And think like me. I wanted
him to, be the ball player I didn't
have the skill to be. I wanted him
to be the perfect son. I wanted him
to say all the right things and do
all the right things. I wanted to
help him find the best college and
the wife I approved of:, ....,
It didn't work exactly like I
intended. It didn't work anything
like I intended!
That's because, believe it or
riot. God's plan is better than
mine.
He gave to each person their
own life! My boys can like me and
respect me and honor me, and I
can love them and cherish them


and "do' for them . but I can't
live their life. Isn't it wonderful to
have something that precious for
your very own!I
Only God could be smart
enough to make each one of us dif-
ferent. Unique. Individual.
Life Is precious. Don't waste so
much, of it taking it for granted.
Don't hurry through it. Don't be
stupid! Oh., if I could call, back ,a
thousand thoughtless words and
deeds .
When voutre on that moun-
taintop 'and everything is good.
perfect, you're hitting on all eight
cylinders, you feel near 'bout
invincible-appreciate where you.
bare, savor God's goodness, enjoy .
.. but don't get to thinking your
above something . .
When you're in the deepest
valley, at the lowest ebb, exiled to
the outermost hinterlands, ,the
whole sinful world is sitting on
your face-don't let go, savor God's
goodness, remember His grace .
don't get to thinking all is lost.
. .Life is just as precious here
as when you're laughing from the
hilltop !.
,I think if we could truly grasp


the total depth of life if we
could understand the intricacies
and thought processes that set us
apart from other animals if we
had an inkling of what "made In.
His own image" encompassed ... I
bet we'd quit talking about the
Golden Rule. and start living by,

'Life is precious. Just ask
Someone who is giving 'theirs up.
I've stood beside that *bed, while'
the heart inside me broke. I've had
a,last hug. I've said "good-bye". I
,, have gotten angry at God. I've tried'
to straighten Him out a time or
two. He keeps directing me to Paul
.. "to die is gain"- .. .
I hale pondered late inltothe
night the age old question of why
bad things happen to good people.
Let me tell you, we ain't gonna
work it out here. But a couple of
thoughts keep running through
my mind. If God had a choice (and
you'd better believe that He does)
between calling home the upbeat,'
happy,. intelligent. grhclous soul.'.
or some sourpuss .well.
which one would you rather spend'
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Dove Season Brings Back Many Pleasant Memories
ONCE AGAIN HUNTING, sea- \ In Calhoun County], Frank Pate, 'to the doves. Bill Carr sat out in them shouildn't'bother them.
son begins Saturday week, with | a Red Gunn. "Buck" Griffin, Jake the middle of the field, on a case They still prevail in placec
the first day of dove season with- 1ET f Mouchette. Dr. Wayne Hendrix of shotgun shells. Anyhow, Mr. like Mexico, Venezuela, Columb
out me. For years I was right U and anyone else who wished to Rowan didn't allow a dove to get and other Central American n
there, ready to go, when the first '. -. come along. by him..When one came within tons. And they are hunted
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pap was poppea at tuose greCy pi-
'geons, as if my life depended
utpon It.
n Now, lately, the season comes
and goes out again without my.
having participated, even as a
spectator.
But, I have had some good
and memorable times on the dove
field. You rub elbows with a lot of
good people; all out for simply a
good time and good fellowship,
usually around a dinner table, af-
terward.
Dove shooting has changed
since my hunting days. It used to
be that you just got together a
bunch of men--one of whom
knew someone with a corn or
peanut field. We would sort of
drift around the countryside,
looking for a field which had
doves in residence. When we
found them, we would stop, ask


for permission to "shoot' the field,
and have an afternoon of fun.

NOW, YOU HAVE TO know
someone, who knows someone,
who will sell you the rights to
shoot on a particular field. You
don't dare leave the designated
field and cross over into another
for fear of trespassing.
Every time I go through Cal-
houn or Jackson counties, I rec-
ognize various fields I have hunt-
ed on in the past. Some are
subdivisions now, some are im-
proved property; mpst have "post-
ed" signs attached at various in-


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey ... Editor & Publisher, President
William H. Ramsey .............. Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey ....... Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley' Ramsey .... Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


tervals to the fence. *
Even St. Joe Timberland has
leased out all its land to hunters.
It was never very good dove hunt-
ing territory, but a few years '
back, in the day of clearing off'
land for corn and soybean fields,
they were fair.
The real dove hunting went'
on in the corn and peanut fields
north of here, and you could see
small caravans headed in that di-
rection every Saturday.
We had a regular bunch we
hunted with. There were Earl:
Tom Pridgeon, his son, Tommy, ,
Aubrey Tomlinson, Spotball Barb- '
ee [who knew most of the farmers


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SUBSCRIPTION
IN COUNTY $15.00
OUT OF COUNTY $20.000


THE 'MOST INTERESTING
shoot I was ever on, was on the
Wayne Mixon farm up above Mar-
ianna.
Ve had Cecil Costin, Jr., Mix-
on's brother-in-law, Bill Carr,
Frank Rowan, Frank Hannon,
Margaret Costin, all who hunted
near the stand I was on.
The best shot on the hunt
was Frank Rowan. He was the
former Railway Express agent for
the A.N. Railroad, and the father
of Mildred Kennington of Beacon
Hill. Rowan had a wooden leg. He
used that leg as a pivot to swing
around on and follow the path of
a doye as it flew by.
Rowan shot doves with a .410
pump shotgun. Everybody else
used a heavy gauge gun with a
long barrel and shot high pow-
ered shells in order to reach out

5 INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY-- $10.00 SIX MONTHS
EAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS


TO ALL ADVERTISERS -Jn case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hld themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for suah advertisement.


The spoken wonr
word is thought#
asserts; the prir
spoken word is I


is given scant attention; the printed
Ily weighed. The spoken word barely
ed word thoroughly convinces. The
st; the printed word remains.


shootingg stance, en s no alm'
the bird fell.
He was a crack shot with that
.410 pump. I scared more with
my 16 gauge Browning, than I
shot down!

THE BEST SHOT I ever saw
on a dove field was Earl Tom
Pridgeon. It was nothing unusual
for him to shoot a box of 25 shells
and count 23 birds he picked up.
That's shootingI
Today, I don't think the usual
hunter gets 25 opportunities for a
good shot, any more.
There's not much habitat for
doves any more, or something. It
might be that their scarcity of
number has something to do with
the 100 or so birds a day Earl
Tom and his sharp-shooting son
brought down. But doves die in
less than a year, so harvesting


es
la
a-


'Those nations promote nunts
to their dove fields and allow
hunters to kill 200-300 birds on a
trip. That ought to. kill them off,
but it doesn't. '

IT'S IRONIC, BUT me and
the: doves gave but at about the
same time. They stopped appear-
ing in any numbers and I stopped
goingit
My trusty old browning 16-;
gauge "Sweet 16" issltting In the
corner of my clothes closet gath-
ering dust. I used to keep it
cleaned up and dusted off, ready
to go at a moment's notice, but;
for the last couple of years, it has
just been gathering dust and it
looks like that will be its condi-
tion for this hunting season, as
well.
I've got shells, though; high
powered seven and a half shot


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Sept. 25 2:20 a.m. H 0.8 12:22 p.m. L -0.1
Sept. 26 3:00 a.m. H 0.9 1:31 p.m.4. -0.1
Sept. 27 3:46 a.m. H 1.0 2:35 p.m. L -0.2
Sept. 28 4:38 a.m. H 1.0 3:35 p.m. L -0.2
Sept. 29 5:37 a.m. H 1.1 4:29 p.m. L -0.3
Sept. 30 6:41 a.m. H 1.1 5:20 p.m. L -0.3
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Flu Shots available at GC Health Department
Flu ShcotAoaIlidefets
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Port St.,Joe High School students are shown in the photo
above as they:met;t the flag pole before school commenced.

Gathering at the Pole
Before' school started' on See You at the Pole is a stu-
Wednesday, September. :16,: stu- dent-initiated and. student-led
dents all- over the county gathered movement that began in Texas in
around the,, flagpole at.. their 1990 with a single church youth
schools, to, pray for America, their group. However, by 1997, the
classmates, their teachers, anid number of participants grew to
their families in the eighth annu-- more than 3 million.
al See You, at the Pole-National
Iay of Student Prayer.
,, See You, at t'he Pole 1998s Our Readers .- -
theme is "For, Such a Time as ." *
This'." The phrase .refers to the Write ,
slory 6f the Jeyvishqueen, Esther,
who interceded' for her 'people i t et ,
before the Persian king to save the tters to the
Jews from destruction in 473 b.c.
(Esther 4:14).


The dangers facing the youth
of today and the spiritual dangers
lading America right now are very
similar 'to those that Queen :
Esther and her people faced.


Kesley
(From Page 2)
your time wiA? God's certainly no
dummy. And maybe He just can't
wait to say "well done"!
'* Who are we to question
almighty God?
a "The Lord has given us every
comfort,
He's got the right to take away
Life is eternal. That's the
greatest-newsi. We are just-laying ,
q0; mdatiga ogjslemporal.
"-rld, But it's 'pre~yimportant
foundation, so suggest" yet's do
the best we can here.
Life is precious. I don't think
' we're guaranteed the next hour. If
we had that urgency in our rela-
tl.nships, I bet we'd be a lot
k1 der, a lot more gentle In our
dealings with our friends. If we
S6uld truly "catch hold" of the
Importance and significance of
each Individual life, we wouldn't
have any enemies.
Will -Rogers reminded us once
to "live our.lives so we wouldn't be
afraid to leave the family parrot to
the town gossip." There's a man
who had a clue about life, friends,
living and relationships.
I tell you what. I'm going to do
better. Watch me and see If I don't!
Life is precious.


The.. Gulf County Health
Department in Port St. Joe is
pleased to announce extended
Clinic hours for the, adminlstra-
.tion-of fluvaccines. r
I. The clinic will be. giving flu
shots on Thursdays, from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m., on October 1, 8, 15,
'22, and 290'Please call 227-1276,
extension -, 100, to make an
appointment.
Facts About the Flu
"*Influenza and pneumococ-
cal pnetumoria combined are the
fifth leading cause of death in the
nation for elderly people aged 65
and older.
-During most influenza sea-
sons, 10% to,20% of the nation's
population 'is infected with
influenza,, with an annual esti-
mated cost to society during
severe epidemics of at least $12
billion.
e'Influepza and pneumonia
can claim the lives of 50,000 to
70,000 Americans in a single
year. More,than 90% of these
deaths occurred among persons
aged 65 years and older.
a-Groups at increased risk for
influenza-related complications


Wants Quarters Preserved


Dear Sir: something. It has been 3 years
I would like to know If it has since Opal hit. That was time
been brought to anyone's atten- enough to move the structure
tion that one of the lighthouse with a mule team, much less with
keeper's quarters at Cape San modern equipment. Maybe a few
Bias was almost totally destroyed sandbags under the structure
during Hurricane Earl. This would have been an attempt at
house sits on property that is least. Did the Air Force think that
under the jurisdiction of Eglin another hurricane would never
AFB. The lighthouse and keeper's come? Or perhaps they were hop-
quarters date to the 1800's and ing one would come.
are part of Florida's interesting I think that this is a disgrace
history,. to the Air Force and an affront to
It is also property that I -the citizens of Florida. I intend to
thought was listed on the notify the Advisory Council on
National Register of Historic Historic Preservation in Washing-
Places. I have watched the struc- ton. D.C. of Eglin's disregard for
ture deteriorate over the past the National Historic Preservation
decade and have hoped that Act. which I believe requires fed-
something would be done to pre- eral agencies to maintain known
serve these buildings, but I see historic properties. Regular citi-
Ithat" the Air Force plans to let .* zens must abide by the law. why ,
.-tem-fallto -the ground:-- .. ot the Air Force?..
Wasn't there a plan to trans- I... I hope that other .citizens will
fer one of these buildings to the let Eglin know how they feel on
citv of Port St. Joe'? Or the coun- this matter. Call the Advisory
ty? What was the hold up? Was Council on Historic Preservation
the Air Force just sitting around at 202-606-8503 and ask for an
hoping a storm would come so Inquiry into this matter. To report
they would not have to deal with this to the state, call the Florida
it? State Historic Preservation Officer
Why should the local citizens at 850-487-2333. Maybe an
or the citizens of the state of expose by a reporter sould be
Florida support Eglin's needs done. allowed to occur to
when this is how they repay us. property that is plainly visible to
by allowing the state's history prohe public, what is going on
crumble to the ground without behind closed doors?
any attempt to preserve it? Thn sont
Couldn't something have been Thfo anks once again to Eglin
done to prevent further erosion to for destroying something we cher-
,. -, ,_. _. .. ished.


the shoretliner Couldn tu e slrue-
ture have been moved prior to
hurricane season?
One would think that after
Opal hit. someone would have
taken some responsibility to do


Mike Lingefelt
I See The Star On Line at
www.honmtown.con/star


The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
expresses a hearty Ihanls to the
following businesses and individuals
for their generous donations for the
Scallop Day Festival 1998

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Special Thanks to Friends of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce for their special assistance
and support for the Scallop Day Festival 1998


* Sen. Allen Boyd, Rep. Jamey Westbrook, and
Gulf County Commission Chairman Warren
Yeager
City of Port St. Joe Mayor Linton & City
Commissioners ?
Jim Newton, Entertainment Director
Melody Zelm Hardy & the Dept. of
Environmental Protection
Dr. King and the St. Joe-Bay Committee
City Clerk, Pauline Pendarvis
The Star & all of its staff
The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe
City of Port St. Joe Public Works: Terry
McDaniel, Jimmy Griffin, Jimmy Rogers,
6. Raymond Holland & Bob Phillips


* Jerry Tabbot and Judy Dickey of Channel 13
WMBB,
* Chrys Ivey Duncan FSU-PBS
* First Union Bank & Johanna White
* Merchants' Association of Port St. Joe
* City of Port St. Joe Police Department
* Gulf County Sheriff's Department
* Ernest Morris
* Florida Power -
* St. Joe Corporation
* Tapper & Company
* Anna White WCTV Channel 6
* WOYS Oyster Radio
* Wade Clark Auctions


and persons, of any. age wi th
chronic medical conditions; and
women who will be in the second
or third .trimester of pregnancy
during the Influenza season., -,
S'Influenza vaccine must be
administered yearly due to the
appearance of new strains,of virus ,
which are not contained in previ-
ous.vqccines. .
*rPneumponia yaccinratidn is 4
once-in-a-Iifetime vaccinalion. If
the vaccination status of a person
is unknown then that person
should be vaccinated.
S -Consult, your,, personal- ,
physician; or, call The American -
Lung Association at 1-800-586-
4872 for information on how to
geta flu shot. "
w-Vaccines are, one. of the
safest medicines available. $ome


common side effects 'are a sore
arm or low fever; The risks of get-
ting influenza areq much greater
than the risks associated' with
getLing a flu shot. .
*Medicare pays 106%' of the
flu shot--even if you haven't met
, your yearly, deductible. If you
have a Medicare HMO the flu shot
is a 'ftlly-covered. benefit, and
there is no cb-pay if'this is the
only service you 'receive at your
doctor'4 office.' .
A permanent personal
immunizations record 'should be
kept by .every adult. It' will help
you and your health care provider
ensure your ,protection ..against
.vaccine-preventable disease and
prevent, needless revaccination.
Ask your provider for a immu-
nization record and keep it with
!you. t ', ; .' ',.


Include persons aged 65 and
older; residents of nursing homes



-from Page 1A
Additional plans are 'also
being made ,to gather the same
information from residents to the
west of the city In the near future.
Once the opinion Information
is gathered, city and county offi-
cials will gain some direction on
how to, or whether to, continue
pursuing the matter.
Other Matters:
*Representative Jamey
Westbrook discussed several mat-
ters with commissioners (storm-
water drainage, sewer improve-
ments, economic ,conditions
within the community, and refur-
bishing grant funds for the his-
toric Centennial Building). He
offered to help in any. way he
could.
*Adopted an ordinance estab-
lishing fees and methods of pay-
ment for Ward Ridge water and
sewer service.
*Agreed to vacate a small por-
tion of right-of-way on Reid
Avenue because of. building
-encroachment for Roy Robinson.
eDecided to do a cost evalua-
ton on garbage collection services
to decide what long term direction,
would be best for the city to pur-
sue.
eSeveral members of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
requested their budget be
restored to its original amount
(S20,000) since the tax suit with
Florida Coast Paper Company has
now been settled. Mayor Linton
said the board would try to locate
the funds within the budget.


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We would like to express our
sincere thanks for the many
expressions of sympathy extend-
ed to us during the loss of our
beloved husband. father, and
grandfather. Willie James Antho-
ny. who passed away on Septem-
ber 11. Your prayers, visits,
phone calls, beautiful flowers,
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Joni Peak and David

White Are Married


Joni Lynn Peak and David
Kent White were joined in mar-
riage on August 8th at Long
Avenue Baptist Church. The can-
dlelight, double-ring ceremony,
was officiated, by. Rev. .Howard
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Peak and the
granddaughter of Ethel Peak of
Port St. Joe and Mary Whi-tfield of
Blountstown. ,
The groom is the son of Mnr
and Mrs. Bill White and the
grandson of Mary Lee White of
Birming"r'im, Alabama.
Kendra McDaniel served as


Jenna lene Jensen
It's A Girl


J. J. and Connie Jensen are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Jenna, Ilene.
Jensen. Jenna was born on July
14 at Bay Medical Center. She
weighed seven pounds 8 '3/4
ounces and was 20 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are
Bert and Janie Lanier, and her
paternal grandparents are Al and
Ilene Jensen.'


the maid of honor and Tonya '
Plair, the bride's sister, served as *
the matron of honor. The brides- '
maids were Dee Horton, Analisa
Wood, and Dana Malge. Jordon
Plair, niece of the bride, served as ".
flower girl. '
SBtll White, the groom's father
served as best man. The grooms--
i mefi Iwere' Tad Gentry, Tracy
SBrowning, Chris Buchanan, and '
David. 'Staab. Andrew .Bullard,
, cousin of the groom,, served as ', *
ringbearer. '
A reception followed the cere-
Smony' in the church's Family Life '
Center.
The bride was honored with a :-
calling bridal shower at, Long
Avenue Baptist Church on *July
14th. It was given by Jean
Fortner, Sherry Wood, Carol o
Horton, Cathy Mott, Rita Todd,
Barbara Whitfield, Shelly Oliver, ,'
Sonya Linton, Shirley Ramsey,
Judy McClain, Alice Ward, Debra
Anderson and Mary Harrison. ..
The bride was also. honored
with a luncheon hosted by the
ladies' of St. James Episcopal \
Church on July 18th.
After a honeymoon cruise in
Alaska, the couple is residing in ffi "
Port St. Joe. The bride is
'employed by Wewahitchka State
Bank,.and the groom is vice-pres- Mr. and Mrs,. David Kent White
ident of St. Joe Service Company.


Free Breast Exams at Health Dept


The Gulf County Health
Department is pleased to an-'
nounce that it is offering FREE
clinical breast exams and pap
smears to eligible residents of
Gulf County during the month of
October. ,
In order to participate in
these free clinics, a woman must
meet the following criteria: She
must be 18 years of age or older,
must not be on Medicaid or


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offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you
ask peple to repeat what they
Shave said, come see us at:

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in the area. Come in and try our service!


Medicare, must have no insur-
ance coverage for these services,
or have not met her deductible for
this year, and must not be on the
, Gulf County Health Depart-ment
family planning or primary care
programs.
All results will be sent to your
choice of private health care
provider for any necessary follow
up or referrals.
These tests will be adminis-
tered in both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka. They %will be held at
the Port St. Joe clinic on the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday of the
month, on October 13 and 27. In
Wewa, they will held on the first
Healthy Start,..
Program for Kids
The Healthy Start Coalition of
Bay. Franklin. and Gulf counties
would like to make the communi-
ty aware of the services and pro-
grams that are available to the
women, children, and families of
the tn-county area.
Healthy Start was developed
in order to identify health care
services needed by pregnant
women. Infants, and their fami-
lies: identify existing barriers to
accessing health care needs: and
ensure that pregnant women.
infants, and their families receive
adequate health care services.
Some of the goals of Gull'f,
County Healthy Start are to
reduce infant deaths, reduce the
number of low birth weight
; babies, and improve health and 1
developmental outcomes for
infants and children.
To further these objectives,
GCHS offers breastfeeding educa-
tion, childbirth education. nutri-
tion counseling, parent education.
and support. psychosocial coun-
seling, and smoking cessation
courses. "
For more information about'
the Healthy Start Coalition or the'
services offered in Gulf County,.
please call 'Jill Jones, Caroe
Coordinator, at 227-1276, ext..
126. ,
Healthy Start is a not-for-
profit community, -based organiza-'-
tion. .
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and third Tuesday, on October 6
and 20. Please call for an appoint-
ment.'
For more information, please
call the Health Department at
227-1276 in Port St. Joe and 639-
2644 m Wewahjtchka.


Savannah Leann Gibson
Look Who's One
Savannah Leann Gibson cele-
brated her first birthday on
September 3 with a Winnie the
Pooh party at her Nanny and
Poppa Raffield's house. She
received lots of surprises from
family and fnends.
Helping her celebrate her spe-
cial day were Mommy'and Daddy;
her big cousin Trey Humphrey;
her cousins;' Melanie, Jesse,
Charissa. and- Randy Powell,
Emily RaJ'ffield, and Clay Raffield;
her friends, Delilah and Devon
Harrison; Nanny Bear and Poppa
Bear; Nana and Grandpa; Gaby
"'and Poppa; G ran n ie Sue Taylor;
Gela; and many aunts and
uncles.
'Savannah is the daughter of
Steve and Heather Gibson of Port
St. Joe.


Early Detect ion

Can Save Lives


by Brenda Robershaw
During the :monthof October,
you may notice many women
wearing little pink ribbons. These
pins were designed for Breast
Cancer Awareness Month as a
reminder for women to see their
doctor for regular check ups.
i Not having a history of breast,
cancer, in my family, my 'riot
smoking,, and my age made my,
chances of having breast cancer
very low. I thought I would wait
until I was 40 to go in for my first
mammogram. 1.
During Breast Cancer
Awareness Month'in 1997, as a
result of a check up, I found that
it'was necessary for me to have a
mammogram earlier than I had
planned. I was subsequently diag-
nosed with infiltrating ductal car-
cinoma -
The doctors told me, consid-
ering the size of the tumor, that I
had, probably had the cancer for
at least two years. I wouldn't have
made it to my fortieth birthday.
I have since gone through two
surgeries, radiation, and

September UDC
Meeting Held
The Apalachicora ,Chapter
#826 United Daughters of the
Confederacy met at The. Fish
House Restaurant in Mexico
Beach on Tuesday, September 15.
The meeting was called to
order by president Liz Strang,
who also led the invocation and
ritual. Mrs. Lamar Faison led the
salute to the American flag.
Officers for the 1998-99 year
include president. Sue Weathing-
ton,. ice-president, Jane Forster. ,
treasurer, Joyce Faison, registrar.
Jean Heathcock, secretary, Lyd
Stokoe, and chaplain, Liz Strang.
During the gathering. it was
announced that a membership
tea will be held on February 18,
1999 at the home of Mrs. Gerald
Stokbe. An enjoyable luncheon
%was shared by all who attended.

If YOU See News Happening ...
Call The Star at 227-1278


chemotherapy. That early detec-
tion is the best defense and that
breast cancer can strike women of.
any age, are two of the many facts.
that I have learned in the past.
year.,
Regular check ups and 'a
mammogram could save your life.
Don't wait. 'I I I
Also, don't forget about 'the
free breast exams and pap smears
being offered 'at' the Gulf County
Health Department' during
October.

Ice Cream Social

to Meet Candidates
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and the 'Ladies'
Auxiliary is 'sponsoring' an. lee.
cream social on Saturday.
September 26, from- 2:00 p.am
until 5:00 p.m., ET, at the fire stall
tioh in Overstreet.
Several of the area's political'
candidates will 'be on hand at tli'6
social. This event will provide the
public with 'an opportunity t6
meet'with the candidates arid-dis-
cuss issues with'them on a one:i-
to-one basis inI a friendly, arind'.
informal atmosphere.
Everyone in'the community is
invited to attend this event, enjoy.
the ice cream, and 'meet the can-,.
didates.


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Walk to Remember on Sat.


a RECENT GC JAIL BOOKINGS .
Monday. September 14th-
Nicholas W. Morning, 19, of Port
i St. Joe, violation of probation
(gambling, resisting with vio-
lence); Carrie Whitman, 27, of
Bonifay, violation of probation
(grand theft); and Curtis Nobles,
39, of Wewahlitchka, driving while
S license suspended or revoked.
Tuesday. September 15th-
Bill Wyatt, 23, of Springfield, vio-
lation of probation (sale of mari-
juana); and Thomas Harold
Prescott, 47, of Wewahitchka, dis-
orderly conduct.
Thursday. September 17th-
Fred Nelson Lively, 46, of
Carrabelle, net violations, no salt
water products license; Jonathan
Kilgore, 24, of Carrabelle, net vio-
lations, no salt water products
license; Willie E. Boykins, 37, of
Port St. Joe, battery; Ronnie Pitts,
41, of Kinard, violation of proba-
tion (driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, driving under
the, Influence) and failure to
appear (driving under the, influ-
ence, fleeing and eluding).
Friday, September 18th-
Billie Jo Bvrd, '30, Apalachicola,
violation of probation (sale of
k" cocaine).
Saturday. September 19th--
Rodpey Allen ri Outlaw, 49, of
Wewahitchka, domestic battery.
Tuesday. September 22nd--
Mark Harriman, 39, of Mexico
Beach. violation of injunction;
S .LaJuan Quinn Zaccora, 24, of
Port St. Joe, failed to return lease


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FoSter Care, Ad

Families interested in infor-
mation on foster care and adop-
tion are invited to attend a lun-
cheon with representatives from
the Florida Baptist Children's
Homes from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on
October 9 at Long Avenue Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
Dawne Ford, a trustee for the
.Florida Baptist Children's Homes
'and Port St. Joe resident, said,
"We invite all persons interested
in learning more about how they
foster and about adoption min-
istries-tc- attend the lunch. The,
1;.nch Is for Informational purpos-
es only; there lpno obligation."
She continued, "We hope that
many people will come to investi-
) gate the ways to be involved :i
providing a temporary but safe
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the children of our area who have
experiencedd abuse or neglect."
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"AGGRAVATED" DRIVER
On September 14, at approxi-
mately 1:45 p.m.. Mark Dean
Harriman, 39, of Port St. Joe
Beach, was arrested by Port St.
Joe Police Department Officers
James Norris and Chris Teeter for
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon and battery.
According to information
received, Harriman intentionally
rammed his vehicle head-on into
the path of another vehicle, occu-
pied by Harriman's ex-wife and
another man.
After the collision, Harriman
got out of his vehicle, opened the
left front door to the other vehicle
and proceeded to assault the male
driver.' .
SIGNALS OF ILLEGAL POSSESSION
At about 9 p.m., on
Wednesday. September 16th,
Joseph Dewayne Sewell. 24, of
White City, was arrested by
Officer Russell Burch for posses-
slon of cannabis, less than 20
grams, and possession of drug,
paraphernalia.
Burch's report states that
Sewell's vehicle was stopped in
reference to defective tail light.
Upon making contact with Sewell,
-the officer detected a strong odor
of an alcoholic beverage on
Sewell's breath. Burch, after
obtaining consent ,to, search,


aptist Will Host

[option Luncheon

counties.
'Gulf County has no foster
families. This means that every
child in need of foster care does-
not always get it, or they must be ,
moved to another county, requir-
ing them to change schools and
go through otherwise unneces-
sary changes at an already diffi-
cult time.
Topics to be covered will,
include agency guidelines, the
home study process, training, and
common questions regarding the
foster and adoption process.
Specific information on special.
needs adoptions, intermediary
adoptions, and international
adoptions will also be available.
The luncheon will be hosted
by Long Avenue Baptist Church.
Please make reservations by call-
ing the Tallahassee office of the
children's home at (850) 878-
1459 or Dawne Ford at 227-1206.
LABC is located at 1601 Long
Avenue. off of Highway 71, in Port
St. Joe.


BICYCLE HELMET REQUIRED
Florida Statute 316.206!
(3)(d) states that a bicycle rider o
passenger who is under 16 year
of age must wear a bicycle helme
that is properly fitted and is fas
tened securely upon the bicy
list's or passenger's head iby4.
strap, and that the helmet meet!


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found thr suspect to be in posses-
sion of a clear plastic bag contain-
ing cannabis.
While housed at the Gulf
County Jail, Sewell was also
found to be in possession of
rolling papers.
RIGHT-OF-WAY POSSESSION WRONG
On September 19th, just after
8 p.m., Lottie Grace Yarrell, 42, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Burch for having an open
container of an alcoholic beverage
on a city right-of-way.
According to information
received, Officer Burch observed
Yarrell in violation of city ordi-
nance number 245, section 6-4.
Yarrell was taken into custody
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail. r
AwOKE FROM A DRUNKEN STALL
On Thursday, September
17th, at approximately 5:35 p.m.,
Richard Edward Prange, 59, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested by
Officer Teeter for driving under
the influence.
Teeter's report states that
Prange's vehicle had stalled in the
turn lane' at .the intersection of
Highway 98 and Industrial Road.
The officer observed Prange
asleep in the front seat.
When awakened Pi ange
rolled down the driver's side win-
dow and attempted to crank the
vehicle. A strong odor of an alco-
holic beverage could be detected
on the motorist's breath. A legal
test of his breath was conducted,
resulting in a reading of .279 and
.260 (.08 being legally intoxicat-
,ed).


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tunity which will allow them to
memorialize their loss experience.
In addition, the ,walk will raise
awareness about the importance
of the grief process for :parents,,
caregivers; families, and their
community.'
Foi. mpre information, please,
contact Pam Lawrence at the
Collaborative Parnership. office at.
227-2559.


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lemon, etc. Palms and large selection of shrubs.,
Guineas for Sale.
Delivery available


This Saturday, September 26,
*at' 10:00 a.m., the Walk t'd
Remember will be held. The Walk '
has been sponsored by the Bay, .
'Franklin. and Gulf County Heal-
'thy Start Coalition, the Gulf
County Interagency Council, and
,the Collaborative Partnership of,
'Gtilf County.
The Walk to Remember Is
designed to provide caregivers .
and loss survivors with an oppor-


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STyndall Savers mascot ,an awesome birthday bash,
S i, and we want you to join in the fun! From 9:00 a.m. to
-" 12:00 p.m. you can enjoy complimentary birthday cake,
cotton candy, snow cones, soft drinks, tons of activities,
the NFL Helmet Moonwalk, cool music by DJ Jim
Lawson, a gigantic inflatable slide, and the NFL

inflatable obstacle course. Visit the KidCare ID tent,
then check out the U.S. Wildlife Service's turtle exhibit. The Panama City Police
Department will be fingerprinting, KidCare, ID cards and they'll bring McGruff the
Crime Dog to help make the party even better. Ty will be posing for pictures with his
pals, and there will be plenty of prizes for everyone. Kids may open their Tyndall
Savers account at this event witha parent's help).


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'the standards of the American
National Institute.
Fatalities resulting from blc-m
cle crashes are normally caused
from injuries to the head. The
wearing of approved bicycle hel-
mets has cut the number of fatal-
ities due Lo head trumaR'down
significantly.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is asking that all par-
ents see to it that their children
are protected by using an
approved bicycle helmet when
operating a bicycle in and about,
the city.

Merchants Invited
to Take Part in
Festivities on Reid
Halloween is just around the
corner, and the Port St. Joe
Merchants Association would like
all of the area's merchants to par-
ticipate in the festivities which
will be held on Reid Avenue on
Saturday, October 31, at 7:00
p.m.
All merchants are invited to
set up a booth or table on Reid
Avenue to disburse candy to the
children of the community and
enjoy their excitement as they
walk down Reid Avenue in their
costumes.
The Port St. Joe Optimist
Club has agreed to judge the cos-
tumes and award prizes to some
lucky children.
Merchants not located on
Reid Avenue have been Invited to
bring their tables or booths and
set them up in a location some-
where on Reid, helping to make
the evening an enjoyable one for
everyone.
5 The PSJMA asks that you join
r them in these festivities and help
s keep Halloween safe for the chil-
t dren.


SSANDRA B. MORTHAM
SECRETARY OF STATE
DIVISION OF ELECTIONS


PUBLIC NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE
Under Florida law persons with physical disabilities, the
elderly and those. who are unable to read are entitled to special
assistance in registering and voting.'

* SECTION 97.061, F.S., provides, that such persons SHALL be
registered and receive assistance at the polls in casting their
ballots.
* SECTION 101.051, F.S., and the federal Voting Rights Act of
1965 provide that persons who are blind or unable to read may
'choose a person to assist (other than an employer or official of
the voter's union). or have the help of two election officials in'
voting.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE
An) registered voter who cannot go to the polls %without
assistance: from another person may request an absentee ballot
from the Supervisor of Elections by mail. telephone or in person.
For full information on aids available for the elderly and
handicapped at registration and polling places, call the office of
S our count) Supervisor of Elections.

FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
The state Division of Elections has, a telecommunication
device for the deaf that will give the hearing impaired important
voter and election information. The telephone number is 850/922-
9606. Additional information is also available through the
Division of Elections home page located at
http://election.dos.state.fl.us.

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
You must register to vote by October 5, 1998, to vote in the
No\ ember 3, 1998 general election.
Sandra B. Mortham
S- Secretary of State









PAGE 6A i tHE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1998


Seniors to Hold
Yard/Bake Sale and
Spaghetti Dinner
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens will be conducting a two
day fund-raising event on October
2 and 3. They will be holding a
yard sale, bake sale, and spaghet-
ti dinner.
The spaghetti dinner will be
served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. on Friday, October 2, and
will consist of hot garlic bread, a
fresh garden salad, iced tea, and.
lots of spaghetti. A donation of
$3.50 is being asked for each-
meal. Delivery to local businesses
will be available; please call 639-
9910 to place an order..
Please bring donatiforns for the
yard or bake sale 'to the Senior
Citizens Center, Monday through
Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. If you'd like to donate cloth-,
ing, please&bring only clothes that
were purchased within the past
two years.
All proceeds from this event
will be used to complete a land-
scaping project at the center,
including planting flower gardens,
trees and shrubbery, 'and a new
lawn. Funds will also go toward
the construction of a covered out-
door pavilion.


Seniors Selling BBQ
Sandwiches in PSJ
The Port St. Joe senior citi-
zens will be selling barbecue
sandwich dinners tomorrow,
September 25, from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m., ET, at the Port St. Joe
Senior Citizen Center. Each din-
ner will contain :a large barbecue
beef sandwich,: pickles, potato
chips, and lots of refreshing iced


Krystal Tharpe, Meredith Godfrey, Lyndsy Kilpatrick, Rikki Johnson all plan to attend Gulf Coast
Community College and are shown getting information from Vicki Gainer, GCCC representative.



College Day at PSJ High School


Port St. Joe High School's
annual College Day took place on
Monday, September 21. All of Port
St. Joe High School's Juniors and
seniors attended this event, as
well as 25 seniors from Wewa-
hitchka High School. Many of
these students' (parents, oer 75
in all, went to the school that day,
to talk with the representatives
about their children.
Over 30 college representa-
tives, from Institutes of higher
learning as varied as Baylor
University. Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College, The Art -Institute of


Fort Lauderdale, and the Univer-
sity of Florida. as well as repre-
sentatives from all of the branch-
es of the armed services, were in
attendance that day.
Students participating had
the chance to receive information
about many different aspects of
the schools that were represent-
ed, including information about
dormitories and living areas,
scholarships and financial aid
packets, and educational. pro-
grams.
The response to this year's
College Day was great. The stu-
dents who took part left not only


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(N k0es2 cups. Total cooking
b i e: 4,i* : vv n itm utes) ,- -:-- '- ,- 1. .- -., --"
I1 cups firmly pathkEtf-brown C
sugar Ice Crea1m
V2 cup margarine or butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup .-
I can (5 oz., ', cup) evaporated toppings
milk


Combine sugar, margarine and
corn syrup in I i-quan microwave-
safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH
(100%) for 31.2 to 4 nunutes or until
mixture reaches full boil and sugar
dissolves, stirring once or twice.
Gradually stir in milk. Microwave at
HIGH for I to IV, minutes or until
mixture again reaches boil. Cool to
lukewarm before serving. Store int
refrigerator.


with facts about the various,
schools, but also with the knowl-
edge that there is a variety of
options open to them after they
graduate.
Those involved in planning
College Day would like to say
thank you to everyone who partic-.
ipated; your help was greatly
appreciated. A special thank you
also to Mrs. Cope who worked in
the hospitality room, Charlotte,
Pierce who handled the registra-
tion desk, and Cindy Belin,
Martha Weimorts,- and George
Cox for their invaluable assis-
tance.


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CREAMY FUDGE SAUCE
(Makes 1% cups. Total cook-
ing time: 4Vz to 5 minutes)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder '
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoon salt
11V cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 tablespoons margarine or
butter
Stir together sugar, cocoa powder,
flour andi salt in 1-quart
microwave-safe bowl. Gradually, stir
in milk. Microwave at HIGH i, 1001)


for 4' to10 5 minutes or until boiling
and thickened,' stirring with whisk
after every minute. Stir in vanilla.
and; margarine., Serve warm: or
cooled.Store in refrigerator.
NOTE: Stir in 2 to 3 drops pepper-
mint extract for PEPPERMINT ,,
FUDGE SAUCE. Stir in a few tea-
spoons more milk if a thinner consis-
tency is desired.
WHITE CHOCOLATE
ALMOND SAUCE
(Makes 1% cups. Total cooking
time: 4 to 41/2 minutes)
1 pkg. (12 oz., 2 cups) white
chocolate morsels
V, cup whipping cream
V2 cup sliced almonds
Microwave white chocolate
morsels in 1 quart microwave-safe
bowl at MEDIUM HIGH (70%) for
3 to 3V2 minutes, stirring every
,minute. Stir until smooth. Warm
whipping cream in microwave oven
at HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds or
until lukewarm. Stir into melted
morsels. Stir in almonds. Microwave
at MEDIUM (50%). for 30 seconds
or until warm. Serve .warm. Store in
refrigerator. ,






203 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe
Phone 227-1109
,Serving


BreaKtast, Lunchl
& Dinner
Open 6 days a Week
closed Sundays


tea.. Each plate will cost $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
today to place orders.


Support Groups ,
Will Meet on 28th;
On September 28, the Alz-
helmer's Support Group will meet
at 5:00 p.m. and Diabetic Support
Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at
the Stiles Brown Community and,
Senior Center, located at 120"
Library Drive. These support
groups are free, and the public is
encouraged to attend.


O To My Companion Friend .
Age cannot be counted by the time Sarah .Line ItaCh.oni spent
and lived, butby the great eternal hope within her and 1
the love,she did give. ,
As her Senior Companion, each visit 1llcher ish so deal
Thankyou, Lord,with humble heart, forgrivrng her to
mie i'll newe( forget her slip-on shoes she always loanedP1,-.,
to me.
And the apple %e shatled before in tintme to leave
In reading Psalms she knew liet life was calni not f .lur -
ry; time after,tlme, He told her to trust Hini alid not to
worry.
Our Lordgives me a special kind ofblessing he iewai fis me'.,
every day, when I share and sow His mercies and Hi gileat. \
ess on eadl path and inievery way. bEy da Biutler i 20 98 .2 0


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 PAGE 7A


PSJ Course Offers Terrorism Response Training


Marilyn H. Witten
Marilyn H. Witten, 51, of Port
St. Joe, passed away in her home
Tuesday afternoon, September
22, following a lengthy illness.
She moved to Port St. Joe from
Gainesville in 1970.
She was employed as a guid-
ance counselor for the Gulf
County School System and was a
member of Grace Baptist Church.
She graduated from the
-University of' Kentucky with a
,bachelor's degree and earned a
master's degree 'in school guid-
ance from Troy State University.
Mrs. Witten is predeceased by
her father, Walter P. Henry.
Survivors include her mother,
Lucille S. Henry, of Ashland,
,Kentucky; husband, Fred Witten
'of Port St. Joe; son, Jason P.
Witten of Port St. Joe; daughter,
Casey M. Witten of Ceredo, West.
Virginia; two sisters, Margaret J.
Henry of Burke, Virginia, and
Mary Lamb and husband Mark, of
,Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; six
nephews; and two nieces.
The family will receive friends
in, the chapel of Gilmore-
'Southerland Funeral Home, locat-
ed at 507 Tenth Street in Port St.
Joe, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday;
September 24 (today).
Asked to serve as honorary
pallbearers are the teachers and
' staff of Port St. Joe Middle School
and Port St. Joe High School.,
Funeral services will be held
Friday,. September 25, at 3:30
p.m. (ET) at Long Avenue Baptist
Church with Reverend Bruce
Duty officiating.
Mrs. Witten will be buried in
Ashland, Kentucky with Carmen
Funeral Home of Flatwoods,
Kentucky handling the arrange-
nients.
:In lieu of flowers, those who
wish may make donations to,
Gi'deons International or the Gulf
County Scholarship Fund, P. 0.
Box 1094, Port St. Joe, FL 32456-
1094.
All local services are under
the direction of Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.

Katlyn Lee Parker
'Katlyn Lee Parker, precious
-daughter of Lee and Sharon
Parker and baby sister of Elyse. of
Jacksonville. passed away on
September 16 in Jacksonville at
the tender age of nine days. She
was born on September 7 at the
University Medical Center in
Jacksonville, weighing one
pound, ten ounces.
Her family. including her



'!NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Comissioners of the Northwest
Flonda Regional Housing Authority will hold a
Special MeetLng October 15. 1998. in the
Boardroom. Ramada Inn North. 2900 North
Monroe St Tallahassee, Florida; Business
Meeting will begin at 7:30 P.M., E.D.S.T. The
mee Ling wilI be open to the public.
ihe September 24. 1998.

SI"PUBLIC \

NOTICE
THE GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS WILL
HOLD A PUBLIC HEAR-
ING ON: TUESDAY, SEP-
TEMBER 29, 1998 AT
12:00 NOON TO
REVIEW AND POSSIBLY
ADOPT A FLOODPLAIN
MANAGEMENT PLAN.
THE PLAN IS A
REQUIREMENT OF FEMA
IN ORDER FOR GULF
COUNTY TO CONTINUE
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
COMMUNITY RATING
SYSTEM.
A DRAFT PLAN IS 01
FILE WITH THE GULF
COUNTY CLERK'S
OFFICE FOR PUBLIC
VIEWING. COMMENTS
ARE WELCOME AND
ATTENDANCE IS
ENCOURAGED AT THE
PUBLIC HEARING.
COMMENTS SHOULD


grandparents, Bruce Parker of
Overstreet, Sharon Parker of
Gainesville, and Clifford and
Maryellen Brackett of Port St.
Lucie, and her great-grandmoth-
er, Dessie Lee Parker of Port St.
Joe, are saddened by her passing
but rejoice that she is now an
angel with God.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m., ET, on
Saturday, September 19, at
Roberts Cemetery, conducted by
Rev. David Nichols of Beach
Baptist Chapel.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

Emmit A. Clayton
Emitt Alvia Clayton, 64, of
Sneads, died on Friday, Septem-,
ber 18, at his home. A native of
Apalachicola, Mr. Clayton had
been a resident of Sneads for the
past two years, moving there from
Vancleve, Mississippi. He was a
shrimp boat captain and a Baptist
by faith.
He had served in the United
States Air Force and served dur-
ing the Korean Conflict. Mr.
Clayton was a member of :the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
American Legion.
Survivors include four sons,
Michael Clayton of Tampa, Lamar
Clayton and Glen Clayton, both of
Apalachicola, and Danny Clayton
of Wewahitchka; one daughter,
Susie Harrison of Sneads; three
brothers, Robert Clayton of Port.
St. Joe, Larry Clayton of Havana,
and Donnie Clayton of Panama
City; three sisters, Betty Varnes of
Old Town, Angie Hare, and
Deborah Clayton, both of Sneads;.
eight grandchildren, and one,
great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, September 21, at Kelley,
Funeral Home Chapel, with inter-
ment following in Magnolia
Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction of the Kelley Funeral
Home in Apalachicola.

Ambulance-frbm Page lA
restoring and moving the struc-
ture. ,
Attempts to obtain assistance
from the Air Force, or through
grants to help defray moving
costs, have thus far been unsuc-
cessful. Chairman Yeager told the
board he didn't see how the coun-
ty i could handle the full cost ofo
relocating the stiructire .
Air Park Plat,
Leonard Costin approached
the board requesting help to coor-
dinate plat approval for property
adjacent to Cessna Drive (at
Costin Airport) with pending
approval of state grant, funds to
pave the road.
Two companies have
expressed desires to locate at the.
site, but at least one firm has to
have a paved road in order to
make loan application.
Costin requested that the-


Bi: CARRY L. CADDIS
Heating, Air Conditioning and Air Quality


On September 28 and 29, the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, the District II Local
Emergency Planning Committee
(LEPC), and the Gulf County
Emergency Management Depart-
ment will host a 16-hour course
on emergency response to terror-
ism.
The course, entitled 'Emer-
gency Response to Terrorism:
Basic Concepts," will be held in
the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room in the Gulf County
Court House Complex in Port St.
Joe
Emergency response person-
nel such as firefighters. law
enforcement officers. emergency
medical services workers, and
emergency managers from Gulf
and surrounding counties will be
taught by certified instructors
from the Tallahassee Fire
Department the information and
skills necessary to effectively
'respond to a terrorist incident.
Topics to be addressed during
this intensive two-day course will
includehow to recognize terrorist
activities, implement self-protec-
tive measures, plan scene securi-
ty for terrorist incidents, develop
tactical considerations/defensive
measures, and, work within the
incident command system. The
course will consist of lectures as
well as individual and group
activities.,
The Apalachee Regional

board help him with his timing
efforts so that no delays would
hinder the process, providing the
grant funds are approved.
The board agreed to help with
the process.
In Other Business
-Expressed a need to pick up
mosquito spraying efforts
throughout the county.
*Chief Administrator Don
Butler advised the board that
Building Inspector Michael
Hammond had received his state
certification. The board had
allowed 24 months for Hammond
to complete the classwork and
become board certified.
Hammond took only four months
to gain his state certification.
*Bobby Knee (Road
Department) told the board the
Sauls Creek Road was now pass-
able to the county boat landing
and park. The county does plan to
make further improvement to the
road over the next several weeks.
*Decided to advertise for sur-
veying services to satisfy a new
state subdivision plat require-"
ment to verily surveys presented
with the plans. The board also
intends to address the additional
requirements with the small
county coalition and local State
Senator Pat Thomas and
Representative Jamey Westbrook.
Butler estimated the law will
require between $200 and $400
in additional expenses for plat
approval.
i *Agreed to advertise for the
purchase of a new defibrillator for
Wewahitchka's Ambulance Ser-
vice.


A4DI ERTISEAIENT


You May Be Able to Buy a New

Heating and Cooling System for

Your Home and Make Money

Improving technology and the Federal Energy code
has made Home Comfort more efficient than ever.


:' Yes, it is true. if lour Heating
'and 'Cooling system is not a high
efficiency system you are wasting
money.
For the past couple of, years
we have found a need 'to inform
our customers of these little known
facts. An old or inefficient system
can be costing you more to operate
than the payments would be for a
new high efficiency system.
I have made arrangements'
with a national financing company
.to provide low interest 'loans to
homeowners for the purchase of
new heating and cooling equip-
ment for their homes. The applica-
tion takes about 5 minutes to fill
out and it only takes an additional
5 minutes on the phone to get
approval to start the job. In some
cases the monthly payments are
less than the savings on the electric
bill. Thus, you are making money.
I, have had jobs where the
owner reported as 'much ais
$170.00 savings from their electric


bill, in comparison with the same
month a year later, after installing
a 12 SEER Heat Pump System.
Improvements to your windows
and insulation can also add to
your savings.
Another problem that can cost
you'money and comfort is under-
sized systems. An undersized sys-
tem becomes most apparent during
hot weather. If your Air
Conditioner runs all day without
shutting off, the problem could be
an undersized Air Conditioner.
We also see a lot of problems
due to the lackof maintenance. To
solve this problem we offer a main-
tenance agreement; this agreement
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The Washington Improvement
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board meeting, and all WIG mem-
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should plan to be in attendance at
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1991


Sharks Put Up Another Big Victory


PSJ Cross Country

Starts '98 Season


The Port St. Joe Sharks had,
another big night offensively with
460 yards offense, 423 yards on
the ground.
* ""We were concerned with,'
their size and speeI going into the
Samee" said head coach Chuck
Gannon, "but' our kids came out
and played hard in the first half to :
set the tone of the game."
Rod Chambers picked off a.
pass attempt on Havana's 47 yard
line ,on the Gladiators' second
play frbm scrimmage. Jim Faison
busted through the Gladiators
defense on the Sharks' first play i
for 46 yards, before fumbling the !
ball to Havana in the end zone.
Port St. Joe took over the ball,
S ^after a punt. on the Gladiators' 47,
I| yard line. Koran Peters capped off
a 47 yard drive in seven pliys,
with i, three yard touchdown runn
Flonn Johnston's extra point
attempt was good to give' 'ihe
Sharks a 7-0 lead with 6:50 lefl-in
the first quarter.
Faison set up Port St. Joe's
second touchdown with a 47 yard
run, Quarterback James Daniels
a I connected with Mario Swanston
for 19 yards and another Shark
touchdown. Johnston's extra
point attempt failed, but Port St.
Joe took a 13-0 lead with 3:17 left
in the first quarter.
The Sharks struck again on
their next possession when they'
went 52 yards In four plays.


Faison had a 16 yard run and a
20 yard touchdown run during
the drive. Johnston's extra point
gave ,Port St. Joe a 20-0 lead with
11:52 left in the first half of play.
Port St. Joe took over the
football late in the second quarter
(4:39) after Chambers recovered a
fumble on the Sharks' 22 yard
line. Four plays later, Mark
Williams broke loose for a 61 yard
touchdown run. Johnston's extra
point gave the Sharks a 27-0 lead
going into halftime!
Port St. Joe had, 289 yards
total offense in the first half, while
Havana only had 48 yards rush-
Ing.
"We let down early in the sec-
ond half and made some mental
mistakes that Havana took
advantage of,"' said Coach
Gannon.
The Gladiators took over the
football with good field position
midway through the third' quar-


five passes for two touchdowns
and had one interception.
Swanston had a 19 yard touch-
down reception, and Dexter Gant
had an 198 yard touchdown
catch.
"We were pleased overall with
efforts of our backs and offensive
line," said Coach Gannon. 'The
left side of the line is doing a great
job of opening holes. John
Gainous, Tremaine Lewis,
Stephen Lowxrey, Sam Bell, and
Swanston all did a good job of
staying with their blocks."
"The backs hit the holes hard
and very successful. We didn't
throw the ball as well as we can,
but when you rush for 423 yards,
you don't have to throw that
much." said Coach Gannon.
Hill led the defense with nine
tackles, one for a loss and one
quarterback sack. Jarred
Lambert had eight tackles, with
two for a loss. Faison and


Swanston each had seven tackles.
Faison caused a fumble. Williams
had two sacks, while Chambers
and Gant each had interceptions.
"We are looking forward to the
first district game," said Coach
Gannon, "Carrabelle is a lot better
than they were last season, and
they play hard."
The Sharks will host -the
Carrabelle Panthers Friday night
with kick-off set at 7:30 p.m., ET.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 13 14 0 17 44
',HAV I'0 8
STATISTICS
*' .. : .. PSJ HAV


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Rushes/Yds. 37/423
Passing Yards 37
Total Yards 460
-Passes 2/5/1
Fumbles/Lost 4/1
Penalties/Yards ,6/29
Punts 0o/0


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6/38


On September 12th. the boys'
cross country team opened its,
1998 season by competing In the
Lincoln Invitational at Tom Brown
Park In Tallahassee.
Placing first in the team cornm-;
petition was Maclay with 28,
points. Lincoln finished second
with 77 points; Wewahitchka,
,third (100); Florida High, fourth
(149); Apalachlcola., fifth '(158);
Thomasville. Georgia, sixth (257);
and North Florida Christian, sev-
enth (291).
In the individual competition:
Bryan Hendricks of Lincoln'
placed first among the 95 runners
with a time of 16-26. Rod Givens
of Port St. Joe was second (16:36),
and Justin Andrews of Maclay
was third (16:38).
Other members of the team
Who competed in the meet were
Josh Todd (18th, 18:29) and
Adam White (22nd, 19:01).
Representing the middle
school were John Watkins (46th,
20:20), Chris Hendricks (48th.
20:24), and Josh Watkins (two
miles in 14:17).

Last Saturday, the boys cross
country team competed in the
Rutherford Invitational at H. G.
Harders Park in Panama City.
Placing first in the team com-
petition was Florida High with 41
points. Port St. Joe placed second
with 57 points. Rutherford fin-
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fourth (66); North Florida
Christian. fifth (130); Choctaw,
sixth (133): and Mosley, seventh,
(186).
In the individual competition,
Rod Givens placed first among the
52 runners with a time of 17:16.
David Cox of Rutherford placed
second with a time of 17:59, and
Jamal Wilson of Florida High
placed second with a time of
18:00.
Other members of the team
who competed in the meet were
Josh Todd (fifth, 18:31), Adam
White (14th, 19:31); Chris
Hendricks (18th, 19:59); John
Watkins (20th, 20:07), and Josh
Watkins (38th.. 23:22)..
On Friday. September 25th,
the cross country team will com-
pete in the Maclay Invitational in
Tallahassee.
SEASON OUTLOOK
In 1996, the team recorded its
highest finish in the school's his-
tory at the state meet when it
placed second. Gabe Clark,
Germain Clark, and Kelon McNair
earned All-State honors.
In 1997. the team improved
on its 1996 finish as it captured
the school's first ever state cross
country title. Rod Givens, Kelon
McNair. and Jeff Schweikert each
earned All-State honors.
In 1998, the team will have to
do something for the first time in
three years-rebuild. The team.
returns just two lettermen from
last year's team-junior Rod
Givens and sophomore Adam
White.
."Rod will be one of the state's
top runners this season. Last sea-
son, he placed eighth and earned
both All-State and All Big-Bend
honors. During track season, Rod
earned All-State honors in both
the 1600 meters (fourth) and
3200 meters (third). His hard
work this summer (250 miles), as
well as the experience he. gained
last year will make him one of the
favorites to win the individual
state title." said coach Scott
Gowan.
Commenting on the team's
second returned. Gowan added.
"Adam White ran number seven
for us last season. Adam also put
in some miles this summer (150).
Because of this, he will be a more
consistent runner and will proba-
bly run number three for us this
season."
Other members of the varsity
squad include Josh Todd, Alex
Hernandez, and J. R. Leslie.
S' Representing the middle
'school- this- season are Chris'
Hendricks, John Watkins, Josh
Watkins, Pat Fitzgerald and Don,
Jecha.


Girls Cross Country
Team Takes 2nd Place
The 1998 Port St. Joe girls
cross country team has competed
in two meets so far this school
year. Two weeks ago, they fin-
ished fourth out of six schools in
the Marianna Invitational.
This past week, at the
Panama City Rutherford lnvita-
tional, they finished second out, of
nine schools, defeating Bay, Mos-
ley, Rutherford, Wak-illa, North
Florida Christian, Wewahitchka.
and Florida High.
The first runner in each meet
has been Maclain Howse, followed
by Jessica Hill, Lacey Johnson;
Lyndsey Hill, Jenny Roberts,. and
Melissa King.
Maclain set a new ninth grade
school record, and Lyndsey
established a new seventh grade
record. The Lady Sharks will train
for the next two weeks and then
try to:set new team and individual
highs at the Niceville Invitational
in October.

Gators Fall

to Greensboro
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 0-3 on the season with'
Friday's 26-0 loss to Greensboro.
Greensboro scored on a 25
yard run and a nine yard pass to
take a 12-0 lead at halftime. The
Bulldogs scored another touch-
down on a pass in the third quar-
ter and added the two point con-
version for a 20-0 lead.
Greensboro scored its Final touch-
down in the fourth quarter, on.-a
run.
"We just didn't do anything at
all on offense," said Wewahitchka
head coachWayne Flowers. "We
played well on defense, but made
some mistakes that turned into
touchdowns."
"We play a tough Blountstown
team this Friday night at 7:00
(CT). They are a lot better than
they were 'last season," added
Coach Flowers.
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TFCU to Host Tyndall Savers Birthday Bash


Local children from Life
Management Center's Therapeu-,
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United Cerebral Palsy Center will
be honored guests atf, Tyndall
Federal Credit Union's annual
"Birthday Bash" on September 26
at 9:00 a.m. at McKenzie Park.
This three hour event cele-
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Savers Program and its mascot,
Ty, the Tyndall turtle.
"We want to take advantage of


every opportunity to reach out
and give back to the community,"-
says President/CEO Lynn W.
Owen III. "Our event is always a
grand occasion, but this year it
will be a special time for young
children to, enhance their social
skills, see positive, role models,
and just have fun," he.continued.
Children Up to 11 years of age
can. have their photo taken with
TV and enjoy balloons, birthday
.cake, snow cones, cotton candy,
and soft drinks. New additions to


the "Birthday Bash" will include
an NFL inflatable -obstacle course,
a moonwalk, and an inflatable
slide.
DJ Jim Lawson will provide
the musical entertainment, and
McGruff the Crime Dog' will be
attending with the Panama City
Police Department.
Things which will allow the
kids to have some hands on expe-
rience will include the U.S.
Wildlife's exhibit and multiple
other activities under the game


tent.
In addition to Tyndall
Federal's KidCare ID Program, the
Panama City PD will be available
to fingerprint children.
The Tyndall Savers financial
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promotes responsible financial
habits, along with issues related
to health, safety, and the environ-
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Sterlen Barr, tight, greets a
student at Port St. Joe Highi
School.

Tobacco-Free
Barr Visits
Local Schools
Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) recently arranged
for Sterleh Barr; of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, to visit Port St. Joe
High School, Port St Joe Middle
School, and-Wewahitchka High
School. Barr, ari entertainer,
'boxer, rap artist, and motivation-
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September 18.
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County.
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six through 12 enjoyed his humor-
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about the manipulation of youth
by the tobacco industry.
Even with the flood, on Friday
evening, over 70 students came to
Port St. Joe High School to spend
the evening at the music fest led
by Barr. Those who participated
wrote songs, poems, and raps
about tobacco prevention and the
pain of addiction.
Sterlen Barr is a Program
Associate for the Tobacco-Free
Education and Action Coalition
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peer educators. His unique teach-
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raps, captures the attention of
both youth and adult audiences.
He is a community health
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from Penn State University. Prior
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Tran-
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workshops. He is active in the
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as a mentor and providing youth
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plans to pursue a Master's degree
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PA'hS 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OGULPF COUNTY.
S FLORIDA.
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION


BENJAMIN HAMILTON FRY,
Dbeeased.


FILE NO: #98-57-CP ,


/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of BEN-
JAMIN HAMILTON FRY, deceased. File Number 98-
57-CP. Is:'pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida; Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County' Courthouse, 1000 Fifth ,
Street. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repiesentative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED. PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED' THAT: .-.
'All persons on whom this notice lI served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will the qualficaUons of the Personal
Rl'presentause venue, or Junsdicuon of dhls'Court
are required to file their objections with this Court "
WITHIN THE LATER, OF 'THREE (3)'MONTHS.
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE' OR THIRTY '(301 DAYS AFTER. "
THE PATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS'
NOTICE ON THEM. "
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estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
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AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
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THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OP THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
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dent's estate must file their' claims with this Court .
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.:
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TIONS NOT 'O FILED wILL BE FOREVER .
BARRED. n '- ; 'i
'The date of first publication of this Notice is
September 17 1998. '
Attorney for. Personal Representative:
Charles A. CbsFn'
Post Office ,Box 98
Port St. Joe FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Christine 0. F-y
P.O. Box 589
Wewdhltchka, FL 32465
2tc. September 17 and 24, 1998.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 5:98cv54/SPM
WHITFIELD LANDING, INC.,
RILES E. HILL. WEWAHITCHKA
STATE BANK and MILLER
AGENCY, INC.,.
Defendants.
; I
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER AND BY
VIRTUE OF A FINAL DECREE OF FORECLOSURE
RENDERED IN .THE ABOVE-STYLED CASE ON
SEPTEMBER 4, 1998. BY THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DIS-
TRICT OF FLORIDA, IN FAVOR OF THE PLAIN- ,
TIFF. THE UNDERSIGNED, APPOINTED IN SAID
DECREE, WILL ON THE 19[h DAY OF OCTOBER
1998, AT 12 00 NOON IN FRONT OF THE GULF
COUiNTY COLIRrHOUSE DOOR IN THE CITY OF
FORT ST JOE. FLORIDA OFFER FOR SALE AND
SELLAT PUBLIC OUTCRY TO THE HIGHEST BID


DER, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY.
SITUATED. LYING.AND BEING IN GULF COUNTYI~'
FLORIDA:
SEE EXHIBIT A" ATTACHED.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING
THE ABOVE PROPERTY CONTACT.THE OFFICE
OF THE U; S. ATTORNEY, TELEPHONE NO.
85Q/L942-8430 EXT 3008. SALE IS SUBJECT TO '
CONFIRMATION OF THE COURT. METHOD OF'
PAYMENT IS BY POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR CER-
TIFIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE U.S.' *
MARSHALS SERVICE. TEN PERCENT OF
HIGH/ACCEPTABLE BID IN. CERTIFIED CHECK"
OR CASHIER'S CHECK (NO CASH) WILL .BE!
ACCEPTED WITH THE BALANCE DUE WITHIN 48. .,
HOURS. THIS SALE is SUBJECT TO STATE AND
LOCAL TAXES.
DATE:
e mb1.1998
S' *'.' JAMES W. LOCKLEY, JR.
,United States Marshal
NorthernDistrict ofFlorida .
BY: /a/ Betty Pearce
EBW; mbw Seizure and Forfeiture Specialist'
Exhibit "A" .' ,
PARCEL A: Commence at the Southiet Comen of
the Northeast Quarter of the Southaeas Quarter ol
Section 5, Townahip 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf
County, Floridq:
Thence go South 8.9,degrees, 58 minutes, 15 sec-
onds East along the monumented' South line of the
* Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said
, Section 5 a distance of 900.16 feet;
Thence go North 00 degrees, 00 minutes 00 sec-
onds East a distance of 294.60 feet to the Point of
.Intersection of the' Northerly'right-of-way line of
County Road 387 (formerly State Road 387, R/W
varies) and the Easterly right-of-way lineof Turkey
Avenue (30' R/W) and the Point of Beginning;
Thence continue North 00 degrees. 00 minutes, 00
seconds East alorig the Easterly right-of-way line of
aid Turkey:Avenue (30' R/W) a distance of 302.62
feet:
Thence departing said rlghlol'rway [ie go Soui,
90 degrees. 00 minules. 00 seconds Easi a dis.
tance of 100 00 feet.
*Thenle go North 00 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds East a distance of 120.00 feet;
Thence go North 90 degrees, 00 minutes. 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 100.00 feet to the aforesaid
Easterly right-of-way line of Turkey Avenue (30"
R/W); ..
Thence go North 00 degrees.. 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds East along said Easterly right-of-way line a
distance of,90.00 feet;
Thence go North 90 degrees. 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 160.00 feet;
Thence go North 00 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds East a distance of 120.00 feet;
Thence go North 90 degrees, 00 minutes. 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 160.00 feet;
Thencego North 00 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds East a distance of 60.00 feet e s
Thence go North 90 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 130.00 feet:
Thence go South 00 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 60.00 feet:
Thence go North 90 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 130.00 feet;
Thence go North 00 degrees, 00 minutes, .00 sec- .
onds'East a distance of 60.00 feet; : "
Thence go Northf 90 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds west a distance of 160.00 feet:
Thence go North 00. degrees, 00 minutes. 00 sec-
onds East a distance of 240 feet '
Thence go North 90 degrees. 00 minutes, 00 sec-
onds West a distance of 131.10 feet to the Easterly
right-of-way line of Squirrel Road (30' R/W):
Thence go North 00 degrees, 02 minutes. 37 sec-
onds West along said Easterly right-of-way line a
distance of 92.98 feet to a point on the monument- "'
ed North line of the Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of the aforesaid Section 5;


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Thence go South 89 degrees, 58 minutes, 33 sec-
onds East along the monumented North line of the
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said
Section 5 a distance of 1.291.61 feet to a found
4"x4" concrete monument at the Northeast Comer
of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter
of said Section 5:
Thence go South 00 degrees. 01 minutes, 25 sec-
onds West along the monumented East line of the
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said
Section 5 a distance of'897.60 feet to the aforesaid
Northerly right-of-way line of County Road 387
(formerly State Road 387, R/W/ varies):
Thence go South 73 degrees, 07 minutes. 14 sec-
onds West along said Northerly right-of-way line a
distance of 438.98 feet to the Point of Beginning.
4tc, September 24, October 1, 8 and 15, 1998.


Minutqs fth Gulf Co. School Board
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AUGUST 4, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on August 4. 1998. at 1:00
p.m ET. in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce. Caroline Norton. David Byrd. Mary
Pridgeon. and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an Invocation by
Mrs Norton, followed by the Pledge of
Allegialance led by Mr. Byrd.
BID OPENINGS A NEW REPLACE-'
MENT SCHOOL FOR PORT ST. JOE ELE-
MENTARY SCHOOL: Bids were submitted
by the following cor tractors: GAC
Contractors, R. E. Harris Construction,
Sharpe, Inc., and Lord & Son, Inc.; The
apparent low bidder was Lord & Son, Inc.
Contract will be awarded at a special meet-
ing set for August 1I. 1998.
TOBACCO PILOT PROGRAM PRESEN-
TATION: Ms. Regina Washabaugh,
Coordinator for the Gulf County Tobacco-
Free PartnershIp, was unable to make the
presentation due to serving on Jury duty.
The presentation was rescheduled for the
;September 8. 1998, Board meeting.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon. second by Mrs. Norton', and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mr.-Redd, and unanimous
rote, the Board approved the following
matters on the consent agenda:
Approval of Minutes: Approved min-
utes of June 30. 1998 special meeting;
approved minutes of July 7, 1998 regular
meeting with corrections; approved min-
utes of July 152 1998 special meeting,
approved minutes of July 20, 1998, special
meeting: approved minutes of July 28,
1998 specal meeting.
Budget Matters/Payment of
Bills/Financial Statements: Approved
financial statements for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1998.
Correspondence: The Board acknowl-
edged correspondence from the Class of
1988, and the family of Helen Clements.
Personnel: Approved eligible substitute
teacher list in the Gulf County School
System for the 1998-99 school year as
submitted.
Approved Catherine Carlsten for a
teaching position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 1998-99 school
year.
Approved Shirley Moates for an ESE
teaching posluon at Port St. Joe High
School for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Roland Koerber for one
semester of teaching Language Arts at Port
St. Joe High School due to the family med-
Ical leave of Heather Rish. .
Approved the transfer of Sharon
Watson to Port St. Joe High as a Business
Education teacher for the 1998-99 school
year.
Approved Laura Colanlnno for a teach-
ing position In Math at Wewahitchka High
School for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved the following as bus drivers
for the 1998-99 school year: Mary Ann
Peak, Shella Fennell, Wanda Pate, and
Julianne Carr.
:Approved Diana Dykes for the part time
Secretary III position In the Maintenance
department.
SApproved substitute bus drivers for the
1998-99 school year as follows:
Mary King, Paulette Best, Teresa
Tomlinson, Toya Grantham, Diana
Rhames, Jullanna Carr, Janice Nelson,
Brenda Little, Teresa Redd. Barbara
Galtier, Bernice Formtner, James Purswell,
Angle Suber.
Approved Jason Ward as 'a summer
employee at the Wewahitchka Bus Barn
effective July 13, 1998. ..
Approved Lori Hast for the position of
musIc teacher at Port' St. Joe Elementary'
and Ilghland View Elementary one day per
week for the 1998- 99 school year.


Approved the School Food Service sub-
stitute workers for the 1998-99 school year
as follows- Loretta Galnous. Mettle McNair.
Helen Mashburn, Jacqueline Nickson
Mary Lois Peterson, Rita Todd, Oletha
Bowers. Betty Hanlon, Evon Jones,
Elizabeth Linlon. Marvel Myers, Vicky
June Nowell. Patricia Spivey, Margie
Hamm. Julle Canrr, Brenda O'Barr, Allene
Stutzman. Deborah Riley. Aurelia Beasley.
Approved the Administrative Salary
Schedule and Ratings for the 1998-99
: school year. '
Approved Melissa Schell for the full
time position of ESE Aide at Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 1998-99 school
year ,. -* ;
Approved family medical .lative for
Melanie Hinote from her position of teacher
at Wewahitchka Elementary School begin-
, ning at the time of birth In October.
Students Matters: Approved request
for Jeff Simpson to transfer to Port St. Joe
Elementary School from Highland View
'Elementary School for the 1998-99 school
year.
Approved request for Josh Mauldin, a
Calhoun county resident to 'attend
Wewahitchka High School for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved request for Chris White, a
Calhoun county resident, to attend
Wewahitchkd High School for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved request for James Lejeune to
transfer to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
from Highland View Elementary School for
the 1998-99 school year....
Approved request for Miranda Caine. a
Calhoun county resident. to attend
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
1998-99 school year., ,
Approved request for Brian Causey to
transfer from Wewahitchka High School to
the Gulf County Adult School for the 1998-.
99 school year.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following program matters: '
Approved a Resolution supporting con-
tinuation of the education community hav-
ing a say in the process of change in the
Mission of public schools.
Approved the School Resource Officer
Agreement for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved a Resolution supporting the
establishment of a School for the Deaf and
SBlind In Northwest Florida.
Approved submission of application for
a Leadership Grant In the amount of
650.000 for the 1998-99 school year
Approved submission of application for
the Eisenhower grant in the amount of
$12,659.17 for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Agreement between the Bay
County School Board and,the Gulf County
School Board whereby the Gulf County
School system provides for the education of
those Bay County students living In the
vicinity of Mexico Beach for the 1998-99
.school year. '
Approved request from the Parent
Support:Group for Academic Excellence for
funding for Gold. Card events as submitted
for the 1998-99 school year.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs,.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the job description for a comput-
er technology assistant. This is. a grant-
funded position for the 1998-99 school
year,
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote," the
Board acknowledged receipt of 1997-98
Comprehensive Safety Inspections. The
Board requested that this item be placed
on the agenda for the October Boai d meet-
ing to check on progress,.of corrections to
deficiencies.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, 'second' by Mrs. Pidgeon, and
unanimous vote, the meeting adjourned at
S2:25 p.m., ET. '
AUGUST 11, 1998


S I % r ,."
The Gulf County School -board mdiet in
special ,ess lon on August 11. 1995. at
9 00 a m ET. in the Gulfl' County School
Board AdmmisLratie Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following member' weacre present:
Charlotte Pierce, Caroline Norton. David'
Byrd, Mary Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd, The
Superintendent and Attorney Franklin
Harrison were also present. The Board
Attorney was absent.
Chairman Pierce presided, and the "' 2
meeting was opened with an invocation led
by Mr. Redd, followed by the Pledge of '
Allegiance led by Mr. Byrd.
PUBLIC HEARING ON PUPIL PRO-
GRESSION PLAN AND DISTRICT CODE
OF CONDUCT: Upon the recommendation
of Superintendent Kelley, a motion was
made by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. ,
Norton: to 'table approval" of. the Pupilol
Progression Plan' and District Code of
Conduct until LT]e regular Board meeting '
on September 8,1998. The vote was unan-
imous.
HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAM: Mr. Doug
Kent, Administrator, Gulf County Health .,.'",
Department, presented an overview of the
Healthy Kids Program, which provides
medical Insurance for children who are not
covered by Medicaid or other private Insur-
ance. On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the.
Board approved provisional participation
for the 1998-99 school' year, limiting con-
tribution of funds to $1,000. Also, there .
must be a minimum of three additional
community participants in the plan.
PORT ST. JOE ELEMENTARY CON-
STRUCTION PROJECT AWARD BID:. At
the recommendation of Mr. Bayne Collins,
Architect, on motion by Mr. Redd, second
by Mr. Byrd and unanimous vote. the' I
Board approved awarding the contract for ,
the Port St Joe Elementary ConnuIcuon
Project to Lord and Son C.onstruction Inc
TRAVEL: On motion by Mrs. Norton, '*'*
second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved request of S.M.
Eubanks to pay him in-county travel equal
to the rate paid to high school principals.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon; and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following matters in the
Superintendent's report:
Approved extension of the School
Improvement Plan' to the September 8,
1998 Board meeutng. '
Approved expansion of the Challenge
program to rie days per week for the 1998'- '
99 school year. ; .
Approved Robert Sanbocrn for the
ESE/Teacher Aide posiuon at Port St Joe
High School for the 1998-99 school year. ''.
Approved Carolyn Peak to be paid one
additional houi- per'day to perform cashier
duties at Highland View Elementa'ry School
for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Lmdy Hamrson as a substi-
tute bus driver In the Gul County School
System for the 1998-99 school year. ',
Approved Jerry Gaskin, Daniel Miller,
and Chris Summerlin as non-staff varsity
football assistant coaches for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved Angle Suber for the position .-
of bus driver three hours per day to M. K.
Lewis in Panama City.
Approved Pat Walker for the position of ..
aide four hours per day to M. K Lewis in
Panama City. "
Approved Bradley Edge, a student at
Port St. Joe High School, to transfer to the :.)
Gulf County. Adult School. b
'Approved' John- Wilkes, a Calhoun
County resident, to attend Wewahltchka
Elementary-School for the 1998-99 school .
year.-
Approved Autumn Myers to attend the 1
Gulf County Adult School in Wewahitchka.
Approved 'James and Nicole Shiver, ...
Calhoun county, .residents, to attend
Wewahitchka Elementary School and ...
Wewahitchka High School, respectively, for ...
the 1998-99 school year.
SADJOURNMENT: There being no fur- .
their business, the meeting adjourned at :;c:
10:15 a.m., ET.


National Association of Secondary
School Principals (NASSP). and
the Downtown Athletic Club in
New York City, recognizes acade-
mic achievement, community ser-
ivice and the athletic accomplish-
ments of high school senior men
and women.
Principals at the nation's esti-
mated 23,000 high schools were
invited to nominate one male and
one female student/citizeri/ath-
lete for the awards competition.
Entries will be evaluated by the
scholastic review service. CTB/
McGraw-Hill, to. nan-rro\w the field
to 1.020 state award finalists and
SOon to 102 state award winners,
including the District of Colum-
bia.
SA distinguished panel of
judges. Including past Heisman
Memorial Trophy recipients arid
education, business, and commu-
nity leaders, will review the 102
state award winners and name 12
national finalists, one male and
one female representing six geo-,
.graphic regions. '*."*" .
Each national finalist vill be'
Invited to New York City to partic- '
ipate in the Helsman Memorial
Trophy weekend festivities at the
Downtown Athletic Club. One
young man and one young
woman will then be selected as
the national winners and honored
during the Heisman Memorial
Trophy national telecast on
Saturday, December '.12, on
ESPN. .... .
SThe awards presentation will
be made by Wendy's Founder,
Dave Thomas, Program
Spokesperson Archie Griffin, the
only two-time Heisman Memorial
Trophy winner and current asso-
ciate athletic director at Ohio .
State University, and Dr. Thomas
Koerner, the Executive Director of
the NASSP. .
"Jessica and Jim have
achieved a tremendous amount of
success through their involve-



Juvenile Justice

Council Meeting
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be 'meeting
October 15th at 4:00 (ET) at the
Gulf County Public Library in Port
St Joe. Membership in the
Juvenile Justice Council is open
and there is no membership fee.
If you have an interest in your
area youth, you are encouraged to
attend. For more information con-
tact Don Washabaugh, chair at
227-7340 or Charlene Stephens,
council coordinator at (850) 482-
9618.


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MEDITATIONS OF A



y LOWELL F. ADAMS

ROAD -RArE
"Chariots shall rage in
the.streets",



'NODAYS NEWSPAPER gave accounts of sev-
eral automobile accidents. People were injured,
some'went tothe hospital. Oti many days people
are killed in accidents. "Road Rage" is a name giv-
en to the unceasing mayhem on the nation's high-
ways and streets ;
"Te chariots shall be with flaming torches in
that, day. Chariots :shall rage in the streets, they
shall jostle'one against another in the broad ways;
they shall run like the lightening."Nahum 2:3-4.
Nahumn prophesied the destruction of the God-
less, city of Gettile Nineveh about a hundred years
before it hap ended, some ,800years before Christ.
The book'of Nahum is a Scriptural representative
of the Hli ess of G9d who must deal decisively
with.l apostate sin in judgement. .This prophecy ,
draws undeniable examples of conditions in mod-
ern-day America, pinpointing many of our sins.
According to Scripture, there is no remedy 'for ;,
apostasy (rejection of God), except judgement. The
coming judgement of apostate Christian nations is
graphicly foretold in this portion of prophecy. Does
America; stand on the brink of destruction. It has
certainly become an apostate nation, and is now
idolizing "other gods" such as evolution, abortion,
beverage alcohol, sodomy, gambling and statutory
rejection of God and His Word.
A clear description of conditions in America
cannot be missed with a careful reading of this
book. Is America on the verge of receiving some of
God's promised judgement?
"All nations that forget God will be turned into
hell" (destroyed) so says Psalms 9:17.




-A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, PL 32456
SA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP- lO0 AAlM ET EVENING WORSHIP 600 PM ET
Sunday School6'945 arih Wdnesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Yduth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
'0 iaste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trustert 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 ministry, please call 647-5026 -



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.
Wednesday ... ... . .. 700 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us'



SFirst United Metwhodist Cmhurchf
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Worship Services ............ ........... 9:00 a.m. CT
i Church School ...................... 10:15 a.m.CT

I 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 PORT ST. JOE
... --. 7 ".' :30and 11:00 a.m (ED "
++..+1 .r Sunday School 9:45 '
X: ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
j ^~8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor'


Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenu
BAPTIST CHURCH ..
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe* 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study 'Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5,p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
,Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise'Choir'at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
hCaVef7


Homecoming at


Recording 'artist and gospel
soloist Sid Edwards will be per-
forming and ministering through
a "mini-concert" at the Liberty
Bible Church In Port St. Joe on
Sunday, September 27, at the
10:00 a.m. service. Liberty Bible
is located at Liberty Manor on
Garrison Averiue.
Edwards was formerly one of
The Four Lads-popular during
the 1960's. He and his wife, Dee,
and their son. Timothy, are new'
residents of Port St. Joe and
members of First Baptist Church.
This performance is a good
time to meet Edwards and his
family and welcome them to our
area. Everyone Is invited to attend
and enjoy some great gospel
music.


Glad Tidings

Rev. Neal Miller and the con- acquaintances
gregation of Glad Tidings Assem- ,will join them
bly of God Church would like to Glad Tidings
extend 'to you an invitation to Orange and
their 1998 Homecoming Service Wewahltchka.
on Sunday, October 4. The ser-
vice will begin at,'10:00 a.m.. CT. T'i-CO
with "Resting Place" ministering ,
in song. Rev. .ar'y Willoughbyv 'The Chr
will be the special speaker. Church, local
'A covered dish dinner will be Street in Mexi
held in the fellowship hall follow- thi Tri-Countv
Ing the service. They look forward September 26d
to renewing friendships and Jm.. ET. Ev
lnyited to attei
Sid Edwards to
Sing at Liberty How Well I
Bibl Chh How well do you
Bible- urch when it comes


I know He says to forgive our Christian
sisters and brothers. ,
We are told to forgive and be kind to
one another.
Just:as Jesus forgave us, we're-to for-
give our brother.
Sometimes it sure is hard to forgive
things done in thepast.
But we are told to do it, if our brother
should ask. '
You can't be much of a witness if you
don't know how to forgive.
Look what Jesus did for us and look at
the way we live.
We think we're pretty good people, we
are really O.K.
But think about it folks, how would you
fair, if Jesus came back toddy?.
Billy Johnson


The Spirit of the Lord


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

one, not even God.


In. Isaiah 61:1 we find,
"The Spirit of the Lord God
is 'Lord has anointed me to
bring good tidings to the,
afflicted; he has sent me to
bind up the broken-heart-
ed, to proclaim liberty to
the captives."
There are many things
which we can not do alone.
Sometitnes in our egos we
do not want,help from any-


Long ago. I found out that I needed God's help
even in little things. We have to let God's spirit give
us direction, if we are to really be Christians. I
want Christ to be a part of my daily life. Since my
surrender to Christ, I cannot imagine life without
His spirit encompassing me. We need to let go and
let God give us directions.


"Stop the,

Smoke" at

Beach Bapt.
A "Stop the Smokell. with
God's Help" program will be held
at Beach Baptist Chapel at 7:30
p.m., ET, beginning on September
27. This' program will last for two':
weeks and participants will meet
on Monday, Tuesday.,, and
Thursday of both weeks.
Each meeting will last about
an hour and a half. Bring a small
notebook and a pen or pencil,
your Bible, and, most important-
ly, you, on the first night.
There is no fee for this class.
However, Genesis Youth Mini-'
stries will be glad to accept a
donation from those who are over-
comers. Live longer-smoke freely
For more information, please call
Carolyn Metcalf at 648-9113.


Episcopal Women
Met About Activities
The Episcopal Church
Women met this past Monday.'
September 14. with President
Carol Utzinger presiding. The
meeting opened with prayer, and
plans for the Saturday. October 4,
rummage, sale were discussed.
The sale will take place in
Coldewey Hall, from 8:00 a.m.
until 12:00 noon.
Also, many interesting and
beautiful items are being pre-
pared for the upcoming bazaar, to
be held on Saturday, November
14. There will be the usual
sausage biscuit breakfast, and
the traditional chili luncheon will
be served by the men of the
church during the bazaar.
The public is invited to come,
browse, and take advantage of
these sales.


CHURCH CHRIST
MEETS


Bible Study: Wora
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Su
6 p.m. Wednesday Nui
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


ship:
nday
rsery


Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

ThteChurch of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ........ 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worihip 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .................L 7 p.m. CDT
KEN BUTTERWORTH, minister


THE STAR, PORT .ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 .PAGE 3B

Night of Gospel Music

Scheduled In Wewa
The Son-Shine Gospel Sing- ., Also .performing that evening will
ers Assodiation will be sponsoring :be John Stanford from' Sorrento,
.: a southern gospel music concert DayStar from Pdrt St. Joe, and
o:':n October 3. t the ,Qmnup ,ty ,the Sonshine Harmony Boys from'
0 Center' in Wewahitehka,,'begin-' iLakeland.'' '
ning at 6:00 p.m.. CT :' Make .pans,, now to attend
Scheduled tO appearr are and bring your family, to enjoy .a
'Southern .Harmony, from Talla-'_. great ,night of southern gospel
hassee. The Flowers. Maejene '.,;music. A',,loVe offering will be
Ewing, Elizabeth Youngblood,.and,. received at some point during the
the Calvary Trio from Kigslmmee"'" service. 'Admission is free.


Sun.

s and hope that you
for this special day.
is located on East
Main Street In


Lnty Sing
ristian Fellowship
ted at 500 '15th
ico Beach; 'widl host
y Sing on Saturday.
th beginning at 7:00
ervone is cordially
nd.

Do You Forgive?
imitate Jesus,
to forgiving others?


THIS WEEKS .. ", .' ",
MESSAGE:
DID YO V ) ALLY M"AN -: '
IT WHEN YOU 0 $AIP "I :

MATT 5:27-32;,
EXODUS 20:14.. :: ::

COME AND CELEBRATE //
THIS LORD'S DAY WITH IL' !
Upstairs FirSt Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace


/


\.// The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Churc,'
Mexico Beach Jim Davis; Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.9m (all ages)
1Vednesda -Ad'ult Prayer,& Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.. ,
ed Please note, alltimes ceSitral ''
'NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St. Mexico Beach, *eComer of i5th & Califdonia''648-5776


S Come and Be Blessed!'
Fellowship Church of Praise
'302 Martin Luther King Blvd. ort St. Joe
Sunday School ........... .......................... ..... :.... 10 a.m .
M morning Service ...................... .......................1... 1 a.m.,'
Tuesday Bible Study .. .............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship.. .............................. .. 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L GARLAND, pastor pd. Au


"'"*s FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
SCHURCH s. Sixteenth street

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .
Sunday Worship .. ... ...10a.m. T .
Adult School. ... .11 a.m. d
*Sunday School ; .'
*Young Children
*Nursery Available Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev:J. Reid Cameron,

t. T First, Baptist Curch

102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
L Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
.-,_Mnis!rof;Music &Youth
ISunay Scho .. ... 9:45 am
Worship Service ........... ...... 11:00 am
Disciple Training . .. . . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..... ....... 7:00 pm
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


Teaching the Truth of God's Word

FAITI-H 13BILE CI4VRCH
801 20th St. Port St. Joe' .'2-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor ,
Sunday School.....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service....... .. .11:00 a.m.
Evening Service.................... 6:00 p.m.
.Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.

Home of rFATH CHsRiSTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution anwdonument
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STHEUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m.' Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ,.......6;00 p.m.
Evening Worship..7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.












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-aw


This week seemed to be a
week of elections. On Wednesday,
there were elections for student
government officers, and the win-
ners were-Chris HenIricks,
president; Melissa Nixon, vice
president; Traci Richardson, sec-
retary; and Lindsey Hill, treasur-
er. .
Sixth. grade senators ,are
Nikki Jenkins and Caisey Spriggs;
seventh grade senators are Molly
Garrett and Austin Horton; and
eighth grade senators are Susan
Ellmer and Lynnette Jenkins.
Also,this week, elections were
held for homecoming attendants
to represent Port St. Joe Middle
School in the high school's
Homecoming on October 2.
Congratulations to Shanna
Wester and Chris Hendricks who
were chosen for this honor.
Due to the large amount of
rain, the seventh grade scrim-,


.mage scheduled for Thursday,
September 17. was postponed
, until Tuesday, September 22, at 6
o'clock at Shark Stadium.
Also, there will be an eighth
grade scrimmage on Thursday,
September 24 at 6 o'clock, also at
Shark Stadium. Come out and
support your team! While at the
games this season, be sure to
stop' by and enjoy the concession
stand.
Because of physicians' con-
cerns and knowledge of back
problems in many middle school
students, students are no longer
allowed to carry backpacks from
class to class. They may bring a
backpack to school and from
school, but must keep it in their
lockers during the school day.
This rule was put into action
on Monday, September 21st.
Please explain to your children
that this is to help with severe
back problems in the future.


from Highland View Elementary School


Dates to Remember .'
September 25th, Good Neighbor
Day; October 5th to 9th, Fire
Prevention Week, observed on the
8th with a visit from the "Fire
Safety House"; October 8th, Day
of national concern about young
people and gun violence; October
9th, End of nine weeks, report
cards go home October 23;
October 12th to 14th, School hol-
iday.




) hutt


The fact is; the latter is not
always true. ,One problem with
addiction is the denial that you
are actually addicted. Some peo-
ple will give a full life testimoni-
al on how they shouldn't or
should smoke.
If you are a smoker that
wants to quit, here are some
good things to ask yourself and
go by if you want to effectively
stay off tobacco.
First, ask yourself why you.
want' to. quit; reasons could
include your health. your fami-
ly's health, or restrictions at
work.
Second, decide how much
you smoke. A key aspect of quit-
ting involves your dependency
on cigarettes to determine if you
may need professional help
such as the nicotine patch. One
way of determining your depen-
dency would be to ask yourself:
(1) Do you smoke your first
cigarette within 30 minutes of
waking up?
(2) Do you smoke a pack or
more a day?
: (3) Do you crave a cigarette
when you know you can't have
one?
(4) Is it hard for you to go a
few hours without smoking?
(5) When you're sick enough
to stay in bed, do you still
smoke?
If you answered yes to three'
or riore of these questions, you:
may need more help.
If you would like a complete
guide to quitting smoking,
please call the American Cancer
Society at 1-800-ACS-2345; or,
if you would like to write: 1599
Clifton Road NE, Atlanta,
Georgia 30329.
If you have any questions or
comments, or would- like to,
receive information on any of
the topics I have discussed,
write to "truth" c/o Joe
Robinson, 228 8th Street, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.


'Thank You to the SACS
Team Jane Selman and
Robert Hooper, for being a part of
our school program on Monday
and Tuesday of this week. The
team serves on the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to determine if the school
meets criteria for continuing its
accreditation for the next five
years.
Mrs. Selman is a team leader
in the Office of School
Improvement for "the State
Department of Education in
Tallahassee. Her.work offers help
to districts and schools in school.
; jinproyemeni~ 4reas in Reion: I in
the Florida Panhandle. Mrs.
Selman has three teenage chil-
dren and lives in Tallahassee.
Mr. Hooper is the principal at
Callaway Elementary School in
Callaway, near Panama City. He
is married and has three children,
two adult age daughters and one
teenage son, and resides in
Panama City.
CATERPILLARS!! .
Caterpillars. have been every-.
where! Small 'brown and green
striped ones were seen all over he
campus this past week. That
means the eggs were abundant
this year for some species and
hopefully a lot of cocoons will be
formed and remain until there
emerges a beautiful butterfly.
And, we have, begun to
observe a lot of those on our wild-
flowers, too! Birds, too, have been
observed dining on the succulent
morsels ... all in the food chain!
Kids Say the Funniest
Things .. Our fourth grade
teacher, Tonya Plair, overheard
her -daughter, Jordon, tell her
daddy this about the sound "ck" .

In doing her homework,
Jordon was studying the "ck"
sounds with "c" being silent. She
wasn't having the best of luck and
turned to her dad, Bobby, and
said, "Dad, what teacher made up
this "ck" stuff? I don't like it. Why
did they do it?"
Volunteer in Education..
Jewell Hopper has been a vol-
unteer in our school for many
years. In her own words, I'd like to
introduce you to "Miss Jewell" .
"My name is Jewell Hopper, I
am married to Chuck Hopper. We
met in October of 1980, dated a


PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY
(.SCHOOL



BULLDOG NEWS

"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to otur
"Students of the Week" .
Fanequa Larry, Jonathan
Graham, Samantha Layfield, Zeke
Stevens and Nicole Ford.
Bulldog Beat
Hey, everybody! The Bulldog
Beat newspaper is on sale for 25
cents in Ms. Minger's room. Come
by at break or after school to pick
up your copy. The Bulldog Beat is
filled with articles, stories, and
puzzles! Come by today to get
your copy.
Under Construction
Due to the construction tak-
ing place at.our school, all stu-
dents arriving at school before
7:45 a.m. must go to the gym to
be supervised. Please use the
unloading area by the gym.,
General Mills Box Tops
Our school is once again col-
lecting General Mills box tops.
Please send these to the school.
Fall Pictures
Individual school pictures will
be taken on Tuesday, October 6.
SMILE
Fall Break .
School will not be held on
October 12,13, and 14.
Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight for
the week is on Sue Phillips. Sue
volunteers for Carmel Dodson
and enjoys everything about vol-
unteering. Her hobbies include
reading arid gardening. She
attended Gulf Coast Community:
College. Thank you, Sue, for the
many hours you have dedicated
to our students and school. We
appreciate you!


Jewell ,

few months, and were married on
March 6, 1981 on the beach in
front of Coach Barbara Eells'
house on the end of Gulf Street.
I have twvo children,' David
(12) and Travis (9 1/2); Both of
our boys have been in school at
Highland View. and David is now
attending Port St. Joe Middle
School, in the seventh grade.
Travis is at Highland View in the
fourth grade.
My current job is as a substi-
tute teacher which I have been
doing for three years now. I am
also serving my second term as
P.T.O. vice president. It's not a
job, but it is for our children!
Before my job and as a parent, I1
helped any teacher in the school


PSJH Science Department:

to be Dedicated to Osborne

On Wednesday, September The Port St. Joe community 1s
30, at 9:00 a.m., ET, a special cer- cordially invited to attend the;
emony will be held in the R. dedication ceremony. Special'
Marion Craig Coliseum at Port St. seating will be reserved for com-,
Joe High School to dedicate the munity participants. '"'4


science department in memory of
Charles A. Osborne.
Mr. Osborne began his career
as a science teacher in Gulf
County in August of 1957. He
retired on June 30, 1997. Twenty-
seven years of his tenure were
spent at Port St. Joe High School.
A Science Department Chairman,
he implemented the practice of
student participation in science
fair projects and helped to build a
science education program that
produced doctors, dentists, nurs-
es, and scientists.


PSJ High School

Homecoming Parader
The 1998 Port St. Joe Hig4
School Homecoming Parade wM,
take place on Friday, October 2.,
beginning at 3:30 p.m. All float.;
cars, and marching units should
be in place by 2:45. Anyone who
wishes to participate in the,-
parade should contact Gary
Howze at Port St. Joe High School
at 229-6177. 69


o ..... ., .




Students representing each grade level at Port St. Joe Elementary School, shown in the pho-
to above, were recently elected to serve as '98-'99 Student Government members. They are [from
left, seated] kindergarteners, Russell Miller, Caitlin Rich, Emily Sandhu and Megan Gannon, and
first graders, Miranda Kilbourn, Amelia Warriner, Sara Hoffman and Chelsea Flanagan; [center row,
standing] city manager Sam Cox, mayor Jessica Mock, third graders, Krista Parker, Mason Adkison
and A. J. Delaine, and second graders, Courtney Hermsdorfer, Jonathon Graham, Anelise Cimino
and Caroline Allen,; [back row, standing] fourth graders, Jeremy Baxley, Charles Glenn, Mica
Ashcraft and Justin Henderson, and fifth graders, Emily Raffield, Kayleigh Lewis and Katie
Hoffman. Third grade representative, Haley Wood, is not shown in the photo.


Report Cards
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Friday, October 23rd. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.

Golden Apple Award
If you would like to nominate
a teacher for the Golden Apple
Award, please write to: WMBB
Channel 13, P. 0. Box 1340,
Panama City. FL 32401.


copper

who needed a volunteer.
S My hobbies,are needle crafts,
bike riding, and reading Sandra
Brown books. As a child, I always
wanted to be a good mother and a
good wife.... a person to help oth-
ers! I was born in Port St. Joe and
lived here all my life. I attended
school at Highland View
Elementary and Port St. Joe High
School.
Writer's Note .. At differ-
ent holiday times, one will look at
our, needle-craft pins that we wear
and ask where we got them, as
they like them so much "Miss
Jewell" made them. Thanks again
Jewell. for all that you do. Jewell
was also "Volunteer of the Year"
for the 1997-98 school year.


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu,'
SEPT. 28 OCT. 2, 1998

MON- Chicken Nuggets,
Tater Tots, Orange, Graham
Crackers and Milk.
TUES- Chicken & Noodles,
Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Peaches, Roll and Milk.
WEDS-` Hamburger, French
Fries, Applesauce Jello and
Milk.
THURS- Chili with Crackers,
Peanut Butter Sandwich,
Banana Pudding and Milk.
FRI- Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks and
Milk.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS.


1998-99
Last Friday, once again, was a
fantastic victory for the Port St.
Joe Sharks. Beating the Havana
Gladiators 44-8 made'the winning
streak 4-0. Keep it up. Sharks!
On Wednesday, September
16th, the "Homecoming" court
was announced. Congratulations
to the following girls, and their
escorts, 'fo- making the court:.
Samantha Anmibrose and,
David Denton; Sabina Daniels
and Mack Kent: Meredith Godfrey
and Carl Hopper; Jessica Hill and
Michael Mize; Rikki Leigh.
Johnson and Joey Mastro; Katie
Kilbourn and Aaron Money;
Lyndsy Kilpatrick and Rhett
Butler; Farika Quinn and Mosi
Quinn; Latrika Quinn and J. R.
Leslie; Krystal Tharpe and Matt
Terry; and Donna Thomas and
Daniel Raffield.
The homecoming king and
queen will be announced during
half-time of the homecoming
game. Good luck everyone!


I From
the
Principal



Wewahitchka

High School
by Lairy A. Mathes
By the time you read this, we
will be finishing our seventh week
of classes. With block scheduling,
that means high schoolers are
only two weeks from finishing
their first four 1/2 credit courses.
Most will pass, but some will not.
The change in grading that
moved passing up to 70 was only
a five point difference, but it still
catches a lot of students who pre-
viously were able to squeak by in
the mid to high 60s.
Another big change is the
need now to maintain a 2.0 qual-
ity point average to be eligible to
participate in athletics. Unfor-
tunately, there are always a few
that don't realize what one or two
low grades can do to their average
until it is too late.
In schools with larger enroll-
ment, losing a couple of players to
grades doesn't have a great deal of
effect on a team. But if you're only
dressing out 17 or 18 to begin
with, then losing one or two can
have a big impact. Coaches
remind students about grades
repeatedly, but students need to
be responsible for their actions.
The varsity Gators dropped to
0-3, losing a bruising battle at
Greensboro last Friday. Now the
Gators must gather what's left to
prepare for Blountstown this
Friday night. Several are nursing
injuries that may keep them out
of Friday's game.
The junior varsity lost to
Liberty County last Thursday.


School will be dismissed at
1:00 October 2nd. The homecom-
ing parade will be at 3:00 and
take its usual route. Line-up will
be at the corner of Sixth Street
and Reid Avenue. The parade will
then travel down Reid to First
Street, down First Street to Long
Avenue. then down Long Avenue
to Highway 71. Everyone is wel-
come to come.
Congratulations to- essica
Hill and .James FaLson for being
nominated for the 5th Annual
Wendv's High School Heisman
Award. This national awards pro-
gram recognizes academic
achievement, community service,
and accomplishments of high
school senior men and women.
Congratulations and good luck!
Port St. Joe High Schobl
would like to thank all the parents
who .were involved with College-
Day. It was a wonderful turnout.
Thank you for your participation.
',Once again, thanks to all the col-
lege representatives that made
College Day possible.


This week they were to play


This week they "were to play
Apalachicola, but Apalachicola
cancelled their games earlier in
the year.
Volleyball dropped two
matches in the Chipley
Invitational Tournament last
weekend and will play
Blountstown there on the 24th at
5:00 p.m., varsity and junior var-
sity.
The, anti-tobacco coalition
group S.W.A.T. (Students Working
Against Tobacco) sponsored an
anti-smoking event last Friday.
Sterlen Barr performed, for both
the middle school and the high
school, the routine he performed
at the state convention with our
governor in attendance. The
movement to reduce tobacco ursd
in the state is supported by the
funds from the suit won by the
state against cigarette companies.
Remember, homecoming
week is just around the corner.
October 9th is not only homecom-
ing day, but also the last day of
the first nine weeks. HSCT testing
is also during this week, so stu-
dents will have plenty to keep
them occupied.
As I write, it is pouring out-
side-where was some of this dur-
ing the long drought we had this
summer?

Early Dismissal
The following bus schedules
will be utilized to allow for early
dismissal on homecoming day:,
Port St. Joe High School
Homecoming-October 2
*Highland View 12:35
*PSJ Elementary 12:35
*PSJ Middle 12:50
*PSJ High 1:00
*HV (Overstreet bus) 1:15
Wewahitchka High School
Homecoming-October 9
*Main Street Site 12:15
*Wewa Elementary 12:20
*Wewa High 12:30
Lunch will be served at each
school.


S By: Jenny Brock
I Je.,









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 PAGE 5B


Port St. Joe Elementary School is proud to announce the Citizen's Federal "Bulldog Bank" offi-
cers chosen to serve for the 1998-99 school year. In the photo above, they are [from left, seated]
Asenio Sanders, Leland Ray, Josey Freeman, Leslie Register, Dustin Alford and Sam Cox; [kneel-
ihg] Julie Butler, Amanda Davis, Kevin Quaranta, Warren Floyd, Scott Quintana and Wayne
Miullins; [standing] Angelica Driesbach, Samantha Denton, Jared Smith. Matthew Dodson, Kayla
Siprell. Ashley Davis. Charles Glenn and Latasha Fennell.


Chase Bailey is the "Student of
the Week"
Esther Taunton chose Chase
Bailey, the 10 year old son of
Cindy and Kevin Bailey, as the
"Student of the Week". Chase is in
the fifth grade and likes to hunt.
fish, play football, and play with
his friend, David.
When Chase grows up, he
would like to be a logger like his
dad. Some of Cdase's favorites
are: t.v. show. "Saed by the Bell";
color, red; song, "I Believe I Can

If Chase could visit anywhere,
it w would be Hawaii. Chase says
this. "My favorite teachers are
Mrs. Taunton and Mr. Walker. I
like to play with David. My
favorite color is red and I like to
do lots of things."
Mrs. Taunton says this about
Ca'ase. -Chase"works ver' hard.
He is very polite-andhil'pful with
hils classmates." Chase will
receive a large free pizza from Will
M I McLemore at the Dixie Dandy.
Congratulations!
WES Welcomes SACS
Mr. Wooten, staff and faculty
of WES. welcomed two of the six
members of the SACS team. Mrs.
Kohenmann and Mrs. Suggs gave


our school the "once over" to see if
we pass the criteria for our con-
tinuage of accreditation. As of this
writing. I don't know the answer.
but I will pass it on next week.
The Big Crowd at the Bank
Early Saturday morning, as I
was going to town, I saw two
buses and what looked like hun-
dreds of mini football players and
mini cheerleaders. I then remem-
bered it was the opening game of
the PeeWee league.
They looked so great In their
new uniforms, all full of hope and
dedication to the game. This is the
first time that I recall us having
this group, and all of us wish
them well.
S, Adopt-A-Class
If you would like to help out a,
classroom, please feel free to do
so. If you have a certain teacher in
mind, you may adopt them, or
you may adopt a grade level, or
you may send money and it could
be divided.
We appreciate all the help we
have received and we feel we use
it wisely to help your child.
Enhanced education makes the
difference.


News Column
Faith Christian School
The first six weeks of the
school year have zipped by, but
with much accomplished. This
has been one of the smoothest
term beginnings we have ever
had, and we want to thank our
administration, teachers, parents
and students.
First, and foremost, we know
it is our Lord's doings, but two
ladles who worked extra long
hours to make it so are Sandra
Clenney and Nancy Davis in our
office. They keep our records
straight and up-to-date and our
schedules on time and in order.
We appreciate their hard work
and smiling faces.
October will be a busy month.
and we hope, a cooler one. Our
Harvest Festival is right around
the corner on October 10.
Our delicious BBQ chicken
dinners cooked by Benny Roberts,
priced at S5.00, and consisting of
a half chicken, baked beans, slaw
and tea, will be served from 11:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Hot dogs will
be available at S 1.00 each for kids
of all ages and S .25 will get you a
brownie, cookie, or cupcake for
dessert.
In addition to food, our festi-
val includes a white elephant sale,
crafts, games, baked goods and
entertainment. Make plans to join
us October 10 behind the
Centennial Building-visit the


Port St., Joe High.
School's NJRQTC
The Port SL. Joe NR1OTC-Upit;.-
has a busy school yea.rso'far. The ,
entire unit traveled 'to'.W,'aku, ll
'"' Srings to participate, in'g, water
survival training day ri v1ilch 'th" 'J
object was to get to- know every-.;
one in the unit from both Port St.
Jde and Wewahitchka-and to not
drown. Everyone survived the'
cpld water and was able toimeet'
everyone else In the unit.'
/ The color guards have been
busy presenting the colors.at the
home football game in
Wewahitchka and' -Port St.: Joe.
They are looking forward to taking
part in the upcoming homecom-
ing parades in both cities.
The group's next planned trip
will be on November 6th and 7th
to Pensacola Naval Air Station
where the cadets will visit the
Naval Air Museum and watch an
air show which will Include the
U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
The 1998/99 Cadet Com-
manding Officer is Cadet LtCdr.
Tracey Fitzgerald; Executive
Officer. Lt. Joshua McCulley:

Interested in
Cub Scouts?
Pack 47. the local cub scout
unit, held its annual "School Nlte"
o recruit for the 1998/99 year on
uesday, September 15. If your
child is Interested in becoming a
cub scout and is In the first
through fifth grade, then he is eli-
gible to join.
If your child missed "School
Nite" and wants to join or if you
are Interested in becoming a cub
scout leader, please contact
Suzanne Besore at 229-2708 after
5:00 p.m. or Bryan Taylor. Lake
Sands 'district director, at 871-
4898.

Health Fair inside the building
and consider being a part of the
March of Dimes WalkAmerica.
October is also the month
when our teachers take off for a
weekend of spiritual refreshment.
The Winning Women of Florida
sponsor this retreat each year at
Upworth-by-the-Sea on St.
Simons Island, Georgia, and It is
always a treat and a blessing to
those who go. This year's theme is
"Living with Hope in God".
Students will have a holiday,
Friday, October 16. because of
-this event.
Don't forget the yard sale Ann,
Roberts and Jackie Quarles are.
having this Saturday at 2004
Cypress Avenue in Port St. Joe.
They promise to have "something
for everyone". Please see the want
ads for details.

229-TIPS

(229-8477)

DRUG TIPS LINE
Sponsored by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department


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From left are, Hightower, Egler, McCulley, Fitzgerald and
Lane. VanHeiden was not available for the photo.


Adjutant. Cadet Lt. Tyler Lane;
Operations Officer, Cadet LtJg.
T.J. Hightower; Administration
Officer. Cadet LtJg. Cassandra
Egler; and Supply Officer, Cadet
Lt. Nancy VanHeiden.

Reservation for
Classes of '79, '89
Port St. Joe High School's
graduates, from the years 1979
and. 1989 will be among those
honored during this year's
"Homecoming" festivities during
the week of Monday. September
28 to Friday. October 2.
These classes will each have a
seating section reserved especial-
ly for them to reunite and remi-
nesce during the homecoming
football game on Friday. October
2nd.


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Food Store
v Discount iquors ,:

(850) 227-1897 '
Fax 227-3800
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
yd& owners:
Boyd & Paula Pickeit t


RaLTF


(^ON Fantasy

( Properties, Inc.


2221 CR-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.227.2511
or 888.458.7470


1200 U.S. Hwyv. 98
Mexico Beach. FL 32410
850.648-5146
1.800.458.7478


NEW LISTINGS:
2 -very nice lots in Creekwood Subdivision, short
distance from Hwy. 386. Approx. 101.25 x
230.386'. Lot 17 approx. 296'x79'. Priced to sell
af $8500'ach. ,'
Build your home on this large parcel of land on
Wetappo Creek. Approx. 208.67' on Canal. Take
Canal St. to Chapel Lane. $89,000.
Several long term rentals now available.
Furnished & unfurnished, Mexico Beach -
Gulf Aire Port St. Joe.

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F.
ALLEMORE, Realtor REALTY MLS


St. George Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Apalachicola
850-653-2555 888-419-2555


ST. JOSEPH BAY OFFICE
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110


CAPE SAN BLAS -
TOWNHOMES
Sea Cliffs, a ten acre beachfront,
gated community of elegant town-
-homes, quality construction, central
heat/air, full kitchens, cable TV, ceil-
ing fans, elevators, balconies and
decks, pool, private boardwalk to the
beach. Priced from $169,900.


HOMESITES


C-30, Treasure Bay.
half acre residential
natural vegetation.
view. $16,500.
2674 .


Cape San Bias Estates.
Gulf front lot, 61'x400',
natural vegetation.
$149,500. MLS#2768


CAPE PLANTATION
Golf course frontage! Spacious
3027 sq. ft. interior, 4 BR/4.5BA,
beautiful home with all the ameni-
ties. Loft, master bath with garden
tub, enclosed pool, hot tub, cov-
ered :patio; landscaping.
$198,000. MLS#2394



"GULF

COUNTY
ACREAGE
Highway 386, Overstreet,
Sunshine Farms, 8 acres,,
617' frontage, wooded,
zoned single family resi-
dential. Great investment
opportunity. .
$160,000. MLS#2677


@1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and S are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


Specializing in Beach Sales and
Investment Properties


- CAPE SAN BLAS INDIAN PASS NEXICO BEACH
Tom Todd ST. JOE BEACH PORT ST. JOE

Really, INC PORPOISE PLAYGROUND GULF VIEW
NEAR'
GULF PINES. Lovely, almost new,
gulf view home with excellent view.
Has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Being. '
sold FURNISHED and has deeded
access to the gulf.' For the investor,
this is an excellent opportunity as it
has very good rental potential. FEMA
flood insurance is available. Priced at
$165,000. '


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O5S GULF FRONT LOT.
Beautiful large (1.38 ac.) lot sur-
rounded by numerous new beach
homes. Has potential for single
or multiple dwellings. 100' on the
gulf and approx. 600' deep. Has
trees and dunes and is located'
on a lovely part of the beach.
FEMA flood insurance available.
Priced at $275,000.


7 HWY. C-30, 9530 Hwy. C-30
about 2 miles east of Indian Pass
Raw Bar. 2 bd/2 ba. home having '
approx. 1500 sq. ft. of living area. .,
Lot size is about 4 acres and has a
man made pond. House is approx.
painted. Beautiful lot w/peaceful sur-
roundings. Priced at only $105,000.
SBA RIER DUNES.Located,at the end
of Cape San Bias just before the
entrance to St. Joseph State ,Park. As
you pass through a limited access secsu-
rity gate you enter a world of tropical
lan]scaplng, gazebos, wooden 'walk-
ways and boardwalks to thoe sugar white
sdrds of the gulf beach.sAmenities
inl(de a large' pool overlookingg the
GuRI of Mexico) With comfortable decks,
2 lighted tennis courts, and 2 stocked-flhinhmg lakeds''
2/2.5 loft gulf view #46 t"i $155,000'" ; -'" '.
2/2.5" ""' gultf'view #52 C"!$135,000' ": :
2/2.5 Oli,)v #163S'ri$ 85,000 '
S2/2. ..gulf view #51 .1 $126,900 '
I. -'


S' ti, o GULF FRONT TRIPLEX. Lovely
townhouse (end unit) having 3 bd/2 ba.
--edrooms aont ulf. Unit
IKE tely fur-
crs rea accented with
..... ecky cypress walls. Concrete parking
I and enclosed garage under house.
Roof approx. 2 yrs. $175,000.

16/17 SEAGULL BAY, UNITS' "B" &
". These areB2 bedroom, 2Bbath
units and have approximately 1300

large great room (unit "B" has aBr ....
cathedral ceiling), and both have
.fireplaces. There is deeded access
to the-beach. Units are being sold in
their present condition and fur-
nished as is. Unit "B" (upstairs -
northside) ,is'$89,500, Unit "D" (downstairs northside) is $84,500. Great
rental potential for the investor.
,a7273 GULF FRONT DUPLEX,
CAPE SAN BLAS. One building, two
its in bu jding; both its for sale.
a These are 2
BR/2BA homes. Amenities Include fire-
S place and furnishings including kitchen
appliances and washer/dryer.
Numerous upgrades include new metal roof, interior repairs and exterior
caulk and paint. OWNER FINANCING (15% down; 10.5% mint.; 2 year bal-
loon; qualified buyer). 194 Antiqua is $136K; 198 Antiqua is $132K; $260K
for both.


'r%,CAPE SANDS LANDING.
BEST BEACH BUYIII A charming
Gulf view l with 2 /J Io

affordable at only $95,000.






Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
"' .... 2720 C-30, Port Si. Joe, FL 32456

(850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
"M-- Fax (850) 227-3221
fnIS.. .Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker LT.


Prudential
-,Q Resort Realty of
St. George Island


Hwy.
One
lot,
Bay
MLS#


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Sept. 24. 1998


[cARAGE SALES4 !4-


* I HEL WA TE AI i1'


.... .......


ESTATE AUCTION, Adidns
Estate liquidation including NICE
antique furniture and garage fool of tQols
and MORE! (Mr. Adkins was a machinist)
9/25 FRIDAY NITE, at 7 p.m. EDT at Old
Port Theatre in Port St Joe. Wade
Clark Auctions, 850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743
Don't Miss This AuctionIll





1996 GMC Sonoma, 38,000 miles, high
rise camper shell, $7,990. 648-4003;
'91 Cudass Clara, fully loaded, good
condition. Call 229-2630. I tp 9/24


1969 Ford pickup, 302 auto,-stepslde,
new tires & wheels, $5,000 obo. 648-
8110. 2tc9/24


1995 Harley, soft tall classic, mint con-
dition, 40 additional options. $20,000.
648-8110. 2tc 9/24
1984 Celebrity station wagon, wooden
gun display case; black vinyl tool chest,
for full size pickup. Call 227-3413,.
1989 Lincoln Continental. Runs and
looks good. S3,500. Call 229-9292.
'96 Honda XRlOOr, runs great, garage
kept, great starter bike, 81,300. (850)
227-3759. 2tc 9/17
1993 Pontiac Grand Am, 4 door,, teal,
black Interior. $4,000. 227-9754 aftei
5. tfc 9/17
1986 Monte Carlo, $900. Call 229-8123
or leave message. lip 9/24
'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. tfc 8/13
Convertible 1994 Chevy Cavalier,
loaded, runs perfect, looks great.
$6,500. 639-3410. tfc 9/3
'93 Hona. 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles.' S1.950. Call 227-1639'or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
tfc 9/3





WANTED: 25 ft. aluminum boat trailer.
Need a heavy duty tandem or tri-axle.
Call Fred 648-5762. tfc 9/24


16' Hydra Sport Bass, 65 hp Mercury,
with trailer, $2,000. Call 827-1505.
4tc 9/24
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. S 1,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
fielm & water sink. 8450. 24' pontoon
trailer. 9600. 647-3452. tfc 9/24
1983 75 hp Johnson outboard motor
with controls, stainless steel prop. low
hours. can hear it run, 81.500 obo. Call
647-3930. Itp
17' center console, 85 hp Suzuki
engine, radio & depth finder, $3,500.
Call 647-3100. 3te 9/24
26.1 Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.
tfc 9/3





House for rent: 1304 McClellan, nice
neighborhood, 3 blocks from bay. 2 BR,
1 ba., wood floors, cen. h&a. stove &
refrig., ceiling fans. w/d hookup, new
paint & wallpaper,, screen porch, fenced
yard, garage, $500 month plus 8250
damage deposit. Application and refer-
ences required. 229-8103 after 6 p.m.
tfc 9/17


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302- Reid Av., PSJ, FL
850-229-9000


MINI STORAGE
SOf c. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL




Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
SComer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106
/


Monthly rental: Mobile home,, 2 bd/2 Apartments and Homes for Rent: One'o~- Moving Sale: Thursday and Friday, 110
ba., $350, month, 647-9382 or 227- 3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and r"N. 22nd St., Mexico Beach. Lots of fur-
8322. .ltc 9/24 home's", for' rent in, Mexico Beach. niture, washer, dryer. hot tub.
Furnished and unfurnished. Cll
Office space for rent 8500 per month Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for moire' Yard Sale: Saturday. Sept. 26th, 42nd
plus utilities 410, Long Ave., Port St. information. tfc 9/3 St., Mexico Beach, 8:00 a.m. CDT. Lots
Joe, FL 850-227-7413. ,> tfc 9/24 of good baby clothes, sports cards, play
**UNFURNISHED i' pens, 'small antiques, misc. Rain can-
'Commercial brick building on Hwy. 98, Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & reflge, eels.
St. Joe Beach, next to Exxon Station, cen. h&a." screen porch. carport &
cen. h&a, 780 sq. ft., 8600 month, first laundry rm. For Sale or Trade: Indoor Renovation
& last month, plus $600 deposit. 647- Large,2 bedroom apartment. stove & ; Sale. No reasonable offer refused.
5325 ,' ,4tc 9/24 refrig., washer/dryer hook-up. Clothing for infants, toddlers, men and
.New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2 women. What nots, home furnishings.
Mexico Beach, nice 14'x70' 2 bdrm., ba.. inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish- DEALERS WELCOME. Come by 229 8th
-mobile home, cen. h/ac. washer/dryer, washer & stove, fully carpeted. No St. or call for appt. ask for Richard at
$400, mo.,, all utilities furnished. Call pets. 227-3774. tfe 9/3
648-5905 after 6:00 p.m. etc 9/24, FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air,
Beacon Hill, Helmet St., small 3 bed- washer/dryer hook-up. "
room house, 1 bathroom, stove &refrig- One bedroom apartment, washer/ H ELP WANTED
orator furnished. Call Bill Can-, 229- dryer hookup.
6061 or 229-6961. tfc 9/24 Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. '


HUD approved, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,
cen. h/a, living rm., dining rm., Florida
room, separate laundry room, fireplace.
carpeted, on one acre with boat launch,
$525 month. 648-8344. 2tc 9/24


Sunnyside Apt., 2 bd./2 ba. gulf view
apartment, washer/dryer, microwave,
,d.w., cen. h/a, furnished or unfur-
nished, long term rental. All utilities
furnished, $600. security' deposit
required. 648-5146. tfc 9/24
BEACH STORAGE. New 5x10. 10x10
and 10x20 available now. For limited
time only, pay one month and get sec-
ond month free for units in our new
building. Call 227-7200 to rent today
Lfc 9/17


FOR RENT- Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home in new condition. Many extras
has Gulfaire pool/beach privileges.
Available immediately on yearly lease.
81,000 per month plus utilities. 215
Gulfaire Dr. Contact Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. 850-648-5777. tfc 9/17


Two bedroom mobile home. 639-5552.
tfc 9/17
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75 per
month, 1-800-659-0641. 2tp 9/17
For rent: furnished trailer. 648-5306.
SIc 9/17
Mexico Beach: furnished small, cozy
'one bdrm. cottage near beach. Ideal for.
single or .couple thFu 12/15. $325
month, utilities NOT included, 'Cal~ 67-
5792. 21c 9'/24
2 bdrm. 1 1/2 ba. mobile home, new
carpet, fenced yard. 1/2 mile from
beach, $350 per mo. includes water,
sewer, trash, and cable TV. $200
deposit. 648-5229. tfc 9/3
Three bedroom apartment for rent in
Port St. Joe. 800 sq. ft. $350 month,
$350 security.,Call 227-3511. tfc 8/20


Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc9/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Portn St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, 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 9/3

Private .office space
in downtown Port
St. Joe. Call 229-
7121. .. -


SOUTHERN VILLAS OF
APALACHICOLA
Available now, 1 and 2 BR apartments.
We have 1,2 & 3'handicap & non-hand-'
icap accessible opts. 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
tfc 9/3


HERITAGE VILLAS OF
APALACHICOLA.
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
f c 9/3


NOW RENTING
2 bedroom apartments
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465. ..
S(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
W Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management,
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 & 7
tfc 9/17


tfc 9/3
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. tfe 9/25





Yard Sale: 522 9th St., Saturday, Sept.,"
26, 8:00 1:00. Rain cancels.


Garage Sale: Lots of baby girl clothes.
diaper genie, changing table, adult
clothes and jeans. Saturday, Sept. 26-.
8:00 a.m. until. 2027 Marvin Ave. '4-
Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.
until. Miscellaneous, clothes, 391
Bonita St., Highland View. :,
Moving Sale: 2004 Cypress Ave. 8 a.m.;
- 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Rain can-
cels. Household furnishings, small
kitchen appliances, upright freezer, fur-
niture, microwave, oven, linens, dishes,
knick knacks, jewelry, and Christmas
items. 30" pre-hung unfinished interior
door and handicapped helps.
Everything half price after. 12:00 noon.
Proceeds go do Faith Christian School.
Yard Sale: 323 Coronado, St. Joe
Beach, Friday, Sept. 25 & Saturday,
Sept. 26. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Rain cancels.


FRONT DESK/BILLING/INSURANCE
CLERK. We are looking for a well orga-
nized, upbeat, and people friendly. indi-
vidual to work at the front desk in our
Port St. Joe optometric/ophthalmic
office. Medical billing/Insurance experi-
ence preferred. This Is a full time posi-
tion with an excellent benefits package.
Resumes to: Office Manager, 470
Harrison Ave., Panama City, FL 32401.
ltc 9/24
WELFARE TRANSITION COORDINA-
TOR. Coordinate welfare reform activi-
ties within region. Develop WAGES
plans, policies and- procedures.
Facilitate meetings, act as liaison
between service providers and clients.
Will be responsible for acquiring specif-
ic knowledge of state and federal legis-
lation. rules and policies pertinent to
welfare reform and workforce programs.
Some travel required. Bachelor's degree
is required with experience in social ser-
vice, or welfare programs Individuals
with an, appropriate combination of
experience and training may also be
considered. Salary DOE. Open until;
filled. Applications may be obtained
from: Gulf Coast Community College,
Human Resources Office,
Administration Annex. Room 104, 5230
West U.S. Hwy. 98, Panama City, FL
32401. Please include letter of applica-
tion, resume and three recent letters of
recommendation. Itc 9/24


Caring Individual to Lake care of our
Infant son, M-F. Please call for more
information. 227-3412.


THE CITY, OF MEXICO BEACH'S DISPATCHER-Bulk transportation
POLICE DEPT. IS NOW ACCEPTING carrier Is seeking a career minded, effl-
APPLICATIONS until 4:00 p.m. CST clent, self-starter for local operation.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 for the posi- Must be computer, literate. Duties
tion of pan-time clerical assistant. 20 Include general clerical and dispatch
hours per week at a salary of $6.52 an functions. Full time position include
hour. Applicants must type a minimum competitive benefits. Mail resume ,to:
of 35 wpm with no errors, and be profl- ,Terminal Manager, 6734 Ellis Rd.,
cent at computer word-processing and Southport. FL 32409,. 4tc 9/,3 r-
spreadsheets,' to include Corel I : .... I
WordPerfect. Applicants should have Office help needed: must have comput-.
previous experience in office manage- er experience. Rich's IGA, Wewahitchka.,,
ment; possess excellent interpersonal 'Contact Betty Rich, 639-5343. tfc 9/3..,
skills and telephone techniques, have .),
time management skills, and demon-' Help Wanted: Drivers needed, have to
state an ability to prioritize tasks. have CDL license. Apply In person,. at., .
Applications can be picked up at City Bayside Lumber or cajlI229-8232.
Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and tfc ,9/3,
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The
City of Mexico Beach is an Equal' Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
Opportunity Employer. ltc 9/24 and bartenders. Apply In person at The .
'Top of/the Gulf, talk with Donna.,No ,
Air conditioning and electrical work. phone calls please. tfc /3,
Garry L. Gaddls A/C. 648-5474. ,
tfc 9/24


Mature Individual young at heart, for
relief caregiver for elderly gentleman at
his home at beautiful Mexico Beach.
hours need to be flexible. Maybe 4 hrs.,
2 nights a week or I day a week with
ability to stay overnight at times. Send
,resume, salary requirements, and refer-
ences to Marilyn Bray, HC 3, Box 138-
A, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 2tc 9/24
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe Is
accepting applications for the following
positions:
Water Plant Operator or Trainee,
$6.85/hr.; Water Meter Reader.
$6.,2 1/hr.: Landscape Maintenance I,
$6.85/hr.; Trash Collector Crew
Leader, $7.55/hr: Trash Loader
Operator, $7.19.hr.
Application and job description may be
picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305 Fifth St.. Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Applicaton deadline
October 2, 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and 'is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2t 9/17
WANTED: full-time groundskeeper for
local homeowner. Mowing, gardening.
landscaping, Irrigation and. general
repair work. No equipment necessary.
Must be able to work at least 40 hours
per week. Honesty, and good moral
character-a must. Send resume and


Lost in Industrial Road area: 1 white.,
female Pekingese dog & I black female
shaggy dog with white feet and white
under neck. Has stitches on stomach
where she was Just spayed. Please call
227-7569. Itp





2 1/2 hp w. incline, like new tread rnl;,
8325. wide deck. 639-5121. 2tc 9/24'
Nascar collectables, all scales, cars,
trucks, helmets, knives. Buy all or will
separate. 648-8110. 2tc 9/24.i
Memberships available in dove hunt-
ing lease (peanut field), $40 per mem-
ber. Contact Grady Player, 1402 Palm-
Blvd., 227-1315. ltp 9./24uo
Steel buildings, factory has cancelled ,
orders that must go immediately..
Willing to cut prices drastically, 20x24,
25x26, 30x40, 40x60. Ideal
garage/workshops. Call ASAP 1-800-
341-7007. r2tp 9/24


-references to P. 0. Box 280, PSJ, 32457,.. ,,,Cabbage, collard, broccoli, cauliflower
2tc 9/17 plants available at Barfield's, 229-2727.


TRADES and SERVICE :& ESK ~


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
S7/2


Glynn Dykes
Drywall
"No job too big, or too small"
227-1785
Free Estimates Insured
,I, ffo 7/2

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
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*ft 'e Residential
40o11^ Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* .Termite realments ; Reiauranr, Motlel -
* Rea Control Ccor,,jrnurnms
* Household Pest Control New Trealmeni/
* Real Estale (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
r'FAMILY OWNED
['PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
I -Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas "
Free Estimates & Inspections


'648-308lI r 639-5686
P. 0. ox 1365 Me icoBah 32410v


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC '00 38936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
'229-8631
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BART'S
HANDYMAN

SERVICE
m Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051.
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PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \




5X10 10x10 10x20
on Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


Serving Port St. Joe and .S$rrounding Area for 15, Ilus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
. 850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER 0007623


For the 1an d ane and Sportsmd4 i
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware '* ~LpPaints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
. .. '.. .e-Ae u K O .... a '..,, e


306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Roy Todd, Owner
-(850) 229-8933


PRECISION CARPENTRY
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
227-7388 "


COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581


C. 4.' Sawn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
MING *. *
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach; St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


I'm Back! You supply the paint. You
name the price. I will paint your
house, job guaranteed. References.
Call Mark at 647-9606. 3tp 9/3


STUMP GRINDING
Best prices in town!
1-800-628-8733'
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

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Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call "
229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 i7/


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
1 39B W. Gorrie Drive St. George Island, FL 32328-9706


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL Ucense ER 0010692, RAO0542i B


LIC. #RFO051042 RG0051008 ER 0011'i18
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
p- --. REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
aStimtes INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER; LINES
.- MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 22: : '' 821' "'.


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


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 PAGE 7B


W RATES: I
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.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP


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Left hand compound box, arrows &
case. PAWN SHOP,. Call 227-PAWN.
Complete scuba diving outfit. 2tc 9/17
REDUCE: Lose weight while you sleep.
Take OPAL tablets and E-Vap Diuretic.
Available Pitts Pharmacy in
Wewahitchka. '5tp 9/10
AVON'serving iTyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 9/10
Queen and king size water beds, 12x65'
mobuil'h6me, cheap, needs repair. 647-
5106. tfc 9/10
One Story & Clarki piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, $895.
You move. Call 227-2019. ffc 9/3
Steel'buildings, new, must sell.
30x40x12, was $10,200 now $6,990,
40x60x12 was $16,400, now $9,990,
50xi00x16 was $27,590 now $19,990,
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990.
1-800406-5126. Itp 9/24
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 14 yrs.
exp: general bookkeeping for personal
or business accounts including sales
tax & quarterly payroll reports; ref
avallible, 639-2833. 19tp 7/23

* -nr-.Bargains Galore.*****
PAWN SHOPPE
Watch Bands & Batteries,
302-B Reid Ave. Call 227-Pawn,
SBuy, Se or Trade


TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2177

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Are you sorry you did not stop by Sil's
before you purchased your new home?
.don't. be like your neighbors. Stop at
Sil's before you buy your new home, and
compare price and quality. Get more for
your money at. Sil's., 41 yrs. in busi-
ness. See our customized homes.
2tc 9/24

Special, Special, Special! Single wides:
14x52, ,$15,995; 14x56 $16,995;
14x64 $19,995; 14x72' $21,995;
16x80 $25,995. Doublewides-24x52
$25,995; 28x52 glamour .$29,995;
,24x64 glamour $32,900; 28x80 glam-
our $39,900. All on display. SilUs Mobile
Homes, 1023 N. Tyndall Pkwy., Panama
City,. FL 32404. 1-800-239-4671.
2tc 9/24

DON'T MISS THE SHIP! If you are
qualified through your county SHIP pro-
gram office, we have the homes for you,
10 models to choose from! For more
Information call 1-800-239-4671.
2tc 9/24

S ae aouSawetW 9 74e /S


Inventory Reduction Sale on Zone II
and III displays, some discounted over
S$5,000. Come by, and see them at Sil's
Mobile Homes in Panama City, 1023 N.
Tyndall Pkwy. Also have DCA modular.
2tc 9/24


SIL'S MOBILE HOMES, 1023 N.
Tyndall Pkwy, Panama City, FL 32404.
* Customize your own home. *
Land/home packages. Land in lieu 0.
,,down to qualified buyers Home of
,$25,995 double wide Professional
sales, staff professional set up and ser-
vice staff 41 yrs. in the same location
* can finance almost, anyone. 1-800-
239-4671. Zone II, Zone Il and DCA
Modularg SHIP qualified homes. *
Interest rates as low as 5.99%.
2tc 9/24






KITrTIES-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. tfc 9/3
. Did you know that animals taken to the
city or county pound/animal shelter are
exterminated after 7 days? Le 9/3


For pennies more, get the latest Lech- St. Joe Beacn. santa rnna t. vacaf n LOt ior saJc: n4io, IU. Anig ana dry
nology for active ingredient delivery in lot, 50x175', in first block from beach, corner lots on Hayes Ave. & Pompano.
liquid, workers. Ask BARFIELD'S 835.000. Crystal S&nds' Realty,' 648- Great Investment. Call 229-8079.
LAWN & GARDEN 229-2727 about 4400 t' '' tfc9/17 tfc 9/10
HAPPY JACK LIQUI-VICT. (wwwv.hap-
pyjackinc.com) 6tc 9/17 Mexico Beach. 508 Cathey Lane. Very 246 Pompano St., Highland View.
pwell-kept 2 br mobile home, large wood- *' Nice home on 2 lots. 3 large bedrooms.
ed lot, cen. h/a. screened cypress 'completely remodeled, vIew of bay. no
porches. 859,900. Crystal Sands down payment. low monthly payments.
R EA 1 E TE Realty. 648-4400. (fc 9/17 Call Joan at Crystal Sands Realty.
N Me.co Beach. 648-4400. Lfc9/3


1987 Liberty 14x56 cen. heat/air, dish-"
washer, refrig., custom glass cabinets.
recently carpeted ifhroughout. set up on
your lot or mine. 86.500. Some ftnanc-
ing available. 850-893-9553 or 639-'
2728. 2tc 9,/17
St. Joe Beach. 136 Atlantic St. 2 BR
beach cottage with Florida room and
screened front porch in first block from
gulf. fenced \ard. many extras.
72,000. Crystal Sands Realty.
tfc 9/17

WEWA. 314 Lake Alice Park Dr.. 2/3 BR
home, commercial possibilities, cen.
h/a, many extras. Owner financIng. or
SHIP funding possible. $60,000. Crystal
Sands Realty, Inc. 648-4400.
tfc 9/17.


St. Joe Beach. 130 Canal St.. 3 br., 2
ba. mobile home. cen. h/a. large car--
port,; screened porch,. 1/2 block to'
beach. Was $46,900 reduced 'to
$40,000 firm. Crystal Sands Realty.
648-4400. tc9/17


Mexico Beach. 102- N. 36th1 St./
Beautiful 3 br. 2 ba. home very tasteful-
ly done. many extras, zoned general
commercial, S 195,000. Crystal Sands
'Realty, 648-4400. tfc 9/17
28'x56' Cavalier 'mobile home; 3 bed-
rooms, '2 baton 2.5 acres on 'the cor-
ner of Timberlane and Hwy. 71. Any
questions call (850) 639-5117 after 6
p.m. 2tc 9/17


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:
tfc 8/27


Property near Port St. Joe, beaches,,and;
fresh water, off of Hwy.711n
Wewahitchka. 270 ft. frontage, $18,000.
Call Charlie at 256-753-2583 or 256-
544-1381. 4tc 9/3
:Mobile home lot in "Baxter's
Subdivision", 120 Sunray Court.:
Unique comer lot cleared, water meter
in place, septic tank installed. Offered
by Pelican,Walk, R.E., Inc., 227-8322,
648-4995.' 4tp 9/3


St. Joe Beach. 2 bedroom home with 4
large choice lots, chain link fence,
$185,000. Crystal Sands Realty, 648-
4400. 'tfc9/3


DRY WALL REPAIRS, specializing In,
water damage on walls and ceilings.
Call Fred. 647-9210. 4tp 9/17
Retired fire captain and wife vll do
housecleaning and decorating, yard.
work & landscaping and handyman
jobs. Ken or Ann, 647-3233. 4tc 9/17

COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-'6803.
tfc 7/2


S Catherine f dolier
Independent Sales
Represenianl'e
211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
von (850) 22-6460



Gulf Diesel Service
; Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill


21c9/17


* 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 RP.O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 / Port St. Joe, FL 32457
, .,

S tere Heating & Cooling
: LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New,& Fxisting Homes
Owner. Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL


Office: 850-229-6018
FAX: 850-229-8976


C.R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
i Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


850-827-2431 Pager HOURLY WORK,
850-229-8757 850-335-0756 REPAIR or REPLACEMENT

Clint's 'Home qRepair

"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
Carpentry, 'Painting,
Remodeling
25 Yrs Experience 'g
Free Estimates k #9/24A,


Alcoholics Anonymous,,o Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs..
Fri., at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting. 12
. noon CST Thursdays.

D&P PAINTING SERVICE,
Phone: (850) 229-6683
SFax (s850) 227-3319
"t s y Penny' Stump, Owner ._"
Residential & Commercial '"'r '
SInterior & Exterior
125 Bellamy Crcle. PS. 1i


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LC EROOl .13168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

r<;i,3-. nliO CojITiorn Wo.3,
Co'T- -,ii' I,
A 8 R Fence
feqncip and Concrete Woe,
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.

Itinerant Maintenance
Including simple pool service and
lawn service. Odd and end jobs.
227-3774'
Apartment complexes welcome
(contracts available)
t c 9/3

v 6e L Enterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE
' We Manicure Your lawn to Your
Spec ficaltions
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 ,tc ,2


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
:827-6828 ask for Dusty


SMALL ENGINE

PARTS, BLADES,

ENGINES, REPAIRS
at Barfield's Lawn &
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
229-2727
New & used mowers &
equipment.
c 7/30


Alcoholics Anonymous,. Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs.,
Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CST' at the 1st United
Methodist Church,, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.


BOB'S PAINT :&
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body &-Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
'. FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


Painting

& Stucco
by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work,
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
A No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Thm, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
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S.fenifon. to- _etrfai
Michael Wood- Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks *, fences
S Insured License #RR0067190



THE CABINET SHOPPE


J EFFPOWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
SPort St. Joe, FL 32456 I 7 6 Fax 648-8752



TeV V.CR SALES
SZenith -G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
'Badcock Home Furnihings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe

850-2294195


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

0 CARPET CLEANING

Z-
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SOdor Control 24 H Water Damage
Pet Stains 'Free Estimates Z
m (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING


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St. Joe Beach. Large' double wide
mobile home, fireplace, jacuzzi,
75'xl50' corer lot, fenced back yard,
with workshop. Reduced to $73,900
Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400.
tfc 9/3

'House for sale in Wewa. 3 bd., 1 ba.,
kitchen, 1g. den, boat house, 20x24
storage house. Call 639-2850. 4tc 9/3
2 bdrm.. I ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. .Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. ufc 9/3
''High and dry lot on cul-de-sac In'
Gulfaire Subdmslon. Close to beach.,
swimming pool, and recreation area.
Recently surveyed. Phase IV. lot 3 -
$22,500. Call 827-2387. Leave message
If no answer. tfc 9/3

Beautiful wooded acre. restricted subdi-
vision, Whispering Pines in Wewahitch-
ka. 639-3410. tfc 9/3


Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe. high and dry,
ready to build on. no fill needed. Comer
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
t, fc 9/3

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge' at Creekvlew Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 9/3
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 9/3
Wanted to Buy: house that needs some
work in Wewahitchka. Please call 227-
3511 tfc 9/3
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home. fenced
comer lot. low .down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000.647-9358..
tfc 9/3

For Sale:' Bayfront house at Cape San
Bilas, 3 bdrm., 2 ha., Ig. covered decks.
appliances. Call Phil at 227-2112 or
229-8409. tfc 9/3
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. Aft. heating &
cooling. Location ,103 20th St., PSJ
oranA o0002n-A0io R annnlntment rnlv.y


.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 sitson 1/2 acre in a great.,
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST-
SEEI By Appt only 227-7535. Asking
S'$139,90000.
Owner-Agent



1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
aeptic tanks, walls,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
S$16,O0. Owner
financing with 10%/
down. Call Billy
Can, 227-2020,
647-3361.
;"- Ht 9/3


GULF VIEW' Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets. city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill.
S35.0d00. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777..'. tfc 9/3


WANTED: 25 ft. alumLnum boat trailer,
need a heavy duty tandem or tri-axle.,
Call Fred 648-5762. tfc 9/24


LICENSE PLATES before 1966. Lip to
$600 for county enamel tags 1911-17.
Paying cash. Jeff Francis 813-345-
6627, Box 41381, St. Petersburg, FL
33743. 10tp 7/23






I will no longer be
responsible for any debts
incurred by anyone other
than myself.
DARRYL DAVIDSON
2tp 9/24. '




PUBLIC MEETING
PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
GULF COUNTY CANVASSING.BOARD
THE GULF COUNTiY CANVASSING BOARD WILL
MEET AT 5 FM. EST ON OCTOBER I CJ98 AT
THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE COURT.
ROOM. 1000 5TH STREET PORT ST JOE. IL
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PULiBLIC THE
CANVASSING BOARD WILL MEET TO CAfi'ASS
THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SECOND
PRIMARY ELECTION. TO RECE['E QLiERIES
FROM THE. PUBLIC. ABOUT ABSENTEE BAL
LOTS. TO CONDUCT A LOGIC AND ACCURACY
TEST ON THE TABULATING EQUIPMENT. AND
CANVASS ALL RETURNS AS NECESSARY
ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SECOND PRIMA-
RY ELECTION RECEIVED PRIOR TO OCTOBER
I 1996 WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC
INSPECTION FROM AM UNTIL -4 30 PM EST
ON OCTOBER I 1998 AT THE GULF COUNTY
ELECTIONS OFFICE 1000 3TH STREET. PORT
ST JOE, FLORIDA AMTER THAT TIME THESE
ABSENTEES WILL BE PROCESSED, HOWEVER
NOT COUNTED. COUNTING OF THE AB ENrTEE
BALLOTS WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7 PM ON
OCTOBER 1, 1998. AT 7 PM 'IHE CANVASSiNG
BOARD WILL EXAMINE BALLOTS RECEIVED
AFTER 4:30 PM THAT DAY. ."Vt 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 PRO-
CEED ON ALL BALLOTS AT 7 PM.
THE CANVASSING BOARD MAY NEED TO
RECONVENE DURING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER
1. '1998. THE MEETING WILL BE AT THE
OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.
THE TIME AND DATE WILL BE POSTED AT THE
OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
AND ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF THE OCTO-
BER 1 MEETING.
CORA SUE ROBINSON
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 24, 1998
Itc
NOTICE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SECOND PRIMA-
RY ELECTION ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE. 1000
5TH STREET. COUNTY COURTHOUSE. PORT
ST. JOE. '
FLORIDA STATUTES WILL NOT ALLOW ANY
PERSON TO PICK UP MORE THAN 2 BALLOTS
PER ELECTION. EXCEPT FOR IMMEDIATE FAM-
ILY MEMBERS. A WRITTEN REQUEST HAS TO
ACCOMPANY PERSON PICKING UP BALLOTS
0 REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MAY
CALL OUR OFFICE AT 229-6F1 17 OR 639-5069.
SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST OR APPEAR IN
PERSON
CORA SUE ROBINSON
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
1000 5TH STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
ltc. September 24. 1998.
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City'of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing In the
Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday,
October 6, 1998. to determine whether the City will
authorize a deviation to Zoning Ordinance for a
variance of approximately five feet on the northerly
property line to construct an addition on Lots 2
and 4, Block 25. which Is located on the corner of
Fourth Street and Long Avenue.
S. /8/ Pauline Pendarvis
S. City Clerk
2tp, September 24 and October 1. 1998.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
N6tice Is here given that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statules. 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: Rent A Wreck of
Florida.
MAILING ADDRESS: 165 Cessna Drive, Suite 110.
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): AllFlorida Car Rentals. Inc.
lip. September24. 1998.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
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: Price Less of Florida.
MAILING ADDRESS: 165 Cessna Drive. Suite 110.
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): All Florida Car Rentals. Inc.
ltp. September 24. 1998.


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-1s REPAIR AND REMODELING
S (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99


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Sept. 26 Set as Hunting and Fishing Day In Florida


Gov. Lawton Chiles has pro-
claimed Saturday, September 26,
as Hunting ,and Fishing Day In
Florida to recognize the state's
sportsmen for their contributions
to conservation.
"Conserving our state's nat-
ural and wildlife resources is orie
of the most Importarit responsibil-
ities we have to this and future

Dalkeith VFD
Fund Raiser
Come join in on'the fun on
Saturday, September 26, at 10:00
a.m. at the Dalkelth Volunteer
Fire Department.
There will be a large garage
sale, cake sale, roasted wieners,
and more. All proceeds will go to
the fire department. Please come
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generations of Floridians," Chiles
said. "The conservation.programs
supported and financed by
hunters and anglers have benefit-
ted hundreds of Wildlife species
such as deer. wild turkeys, otters,
bald eagles, and songbirds-
wildlife that all Floridians can
enjoy."
Hunting and Fishing Day in
Florida is part of the nationwide
observane' of National Hunting
and Fishing (NHF) Day. NHF Day
was established by Congress in
1972.
This year's NHF day theme is
"A Natural invitation .. To Step
Outside." It is an opportunity for
every outdoors man, woman and
child to extend a natural invita-
tion to family, friends. neighbors.
and coworkers to step outside,
and share the values and fun of
the outdoors.
"It's more Important now than
ever before to Introduce newcom-


ers to hunting, shooting, fishing
and other outdoor activities," said
Chris 'Chaffin, NHF Day Director.'
". because those who par--
ticipate in these healthy and
invigorating outdoor sports gain a
lifetime of enjoyment, embrace an
American tradition, and share the
values of stewardship and
resource conservation for our
future," he continued.
"This day focuses also on the
importance of conserving our nat-
ural and wildlife resources and
the vital role sportsmen play in,
conservation efforts," said Dr.
Allan L. Egbert, executive, director
of the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission (GFC).
"Sportsmen helped start the
conservation movement. Theyir
supported laws to stop uncon-
trolled exploitation of wildlife and.
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proposed and supported laws to
establish special hunting and
fishing fees and special taxes on
their equipment to help pay for
conservation programs.
According to NHF Day orga-
nizers, the Pittman-Robertson
Act, and later the Wallop-Breaux
Act, passed by Congress and
signed into law, placed a tax on
sporting goods and ammunition
that now generates $3 million
each day for use in wildlife pro-
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states, based mainly on the cost
and number of hunting and fish-
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Thursday, 27 Aug. & Sept. 24.1998--Page t of 8
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMEN DMENTS AND REVISIONS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 3,1998

NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, SANDRA B. MORTHAM, SecretaryofState ofthe State ofFlorida, do hereby givenotice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November3, 1998, forthe ratification orrejectionofproposed constitutional
amendmentsito the Constitution ofthe State ofFlorida:
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4; ARTICLE XII, SECTION 22

BALLOTTITLE: HISTORICPROPERTYTAXEXEMPTIONANDASSESSMENT

BALLOT SUMMARY: Withrespecttohistoricpropertygrantedadvalorem tax exemption by county or municipality. removes a requirement that the owner be engaged in renovating the property.

Authorizesthe Legislature to allowcounties or municipalities, by ordinance,to assess historic properties solelyonthe basis ofcharacteror use forad valorem tax purposes. subject toeligibility requirements specified by general
law.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION .
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned bya municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall beexempt from taxation. A municipality., owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law
to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions ofpropertyas are used predominantly foreducational, literary, scientific, religious orcharitable purposes may be exempted by general law from
S taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head ofa family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every
widow or widoweror person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any countyor municipality may, forthe purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions ofthis subsection and general law. grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new
businesses andexpansions ofexisting businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance ofthe county or municipality. and only afterthe electors ofthe county or municipality voting
on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt suchordinances. 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 ofsuch new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion ofan existing business. The amount
or limits ofthe amount ofsuch exemption shall be speci fied by general law. The period oftime for which such exemption may be granted to a newbusiness orexpansion ofan existing business shall be determined by general
law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date ofapproval by the electors ofthe county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions speci fied therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption 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 purposeof its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions ofthis subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners ofhistoric properties
engaging in the rehabilitation orrcnovation ofthcsc propcrtics in accordance with-approved historic preservation guidelines. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance ofthe county or municipal ity. The amount or limits
of the amount ofthis exemption and the requirements foreligible 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
law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation ofall 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
or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a speci fied percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 ofthis Article shall have their homestead-assessed atj ust value as ofJanuary 1 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 V1 ofeach year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lowerofthe following:
(A) three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(B) the percent change in the Consumer Price Index forall urban consumers, U. S. City Average, all items 1'967"'100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department
ofLabor,.Bureau ofLabor-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 val ueas ofJanuary 1 ofthe fol lowing year. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
4. New homestead property shall be assessed atj ust value as ofJanuary I "ofthe year following the establishment ofthe 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 forany change, addition, reduction or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided herein.
6. In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
7. The provisions of this amendment are severable. Ifanyofthe provisions of this amendmentshalI be held unconstitutional by an court ofcompetentj jurisdiction, the decision ofsuch court shall not affect or impairany remaining
provisions ofthis amendment.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, forassessment 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. Such characteror use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements foreligible properties must be specified by general law.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 22. Historic property exemption and assessment.-The amendments to Sections 3 and 4 of Article VII relatingto ad valorem tax exemption for, and assessment of. historic property shall take effect January 1,
1999.

NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 17

BALLOT TITLE: PRESERVATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY; UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT INTERPRETATION OF CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposingan amendment to Section 17 ofArticle I ofthe State Constitution preserving the death penalty, and permittingany execution method unless prohibited by the Federal Constitution. Requires
construction ofthe prohibition against cruel and/or unusual punishment to conform to United States Supreme Court interpretation ofthe Eighth Amendment. Prohibits reduction ofadeathsentence based on invalidity ofexecution
method, and provides for continued force ofsentence. Provides for retroactive applicability.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:

S SECTION 17. Excessive punishments.-Excessive fines, cruel andorunusual punishment, attainder, forfeitureofestate. indefinite imprisonment,andunreasonabledetentionofwitnessesareforbidden.Thedeath penalty
Sis an authorized punishment forcapital crimes designated by the Legislature. The prohibition against cruel or unusual punishment, and the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, shall be construed in conformity with
decisions ofthe United States Supreme Court which interpret the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment provided in the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Any method ofexecution shall be allowed,.
unless prohibited by the United States Constitution. Methods ofexecution may be designated by the legislature, and a change in any method ofexecution may be applied retroactively. A sentence ofdeathshall not be reduced
on the basis that a method ofexecutionis invalid. In any case in which an execution method is declared invalid, the death sentence shall remain in force until the sentence can be lawfully executed by any valid method. This section
shall apply retroactively. '
S. .... NO 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION -

BALLOT TITLE: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD TAX EXEMPTION


BALLOTSUMMARY: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, effective January 1,1999,to authorizetheLegislatureto alloweduntiesandmucipalitiesto grant an additionalhoesteadtax exemption notexceeding
$25,000 to certain persons 65 years of age or older whose household income does not exceed a specified amount.

FULLTEXTOFPROPOSEDAMENDMENT: .

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead exetimptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable tile to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residenceofthe owner;or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon.
except assessments for special benefit ts, upto the assessedvaluationoffive thousand dollars, uponestablishmentofrightthereto in themannerprescribedby law. The real estatemnay bdheld bylegal or equitable title, bythc
entireties,jointly, in common, asacondominium,orindirectlybystockownership ormembershiprepresentingtheowner's ormember'sproprietaryinterestinacorporationowningafeeoraleaseholdinitiallyinexcess ofninety








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(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 of ownership
through stock or membership ina 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 ofthe 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 iot exceeding ten thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate if the 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 lawand subjectto conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increasedto total ofthe following ariounts ofassessed value ofreal estate for each levy otherthanthose ofschool districts: fifteen thousand
dollars withrespectto 1980 assessments; twentythousand dollars with respect to 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to assessments for 1982 and eachyear thereafter. However, such increase shall
not apply with respect to any assessment roll until suchroll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions ofsection 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This subsectioh shall stand repealed on the effective
date ofany amendment to section 4 which provides for the assessment ofhomestead property at a specified percentage ofitjhust value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the
form and amount established by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective taxlevies and subj ect to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding
twenty-five thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate andmaintains therekothepermanentresidence of the owner and w ho has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twentythousand dollars. The general lawmust allow counties and municipalities to granfthisadditional exemption, within n the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted
in the mannerprescribed by general law, andmustprovide forth periodic adjustment ofthe income limitationipres fibedinthis subsection for changes in the cost of living.


NO.4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE 'Ill,SECTION 1

BALLOT TITLE: RECORDING OF INSTRUMENTS IN BRANCH OFFICES.

BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposing an amendmentto Section 1 ofArticle VIII ofthe State Constitution authorizing the recording of instruments by filing at a branch office ofa county seat.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:

SECTION 1. Counties.-
(a) POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. The state shall be divided by law intopolitical subdivisions called counties. Counties may be created, abolished or changed bylaw,with provision for payment or apportionment ofthe
public debt.
(b) COUNTY FUNDS. The care, custody and method of disbursing county funds shall be provided by generallaw.
(c) GOVERNMENT. Pursuant to general or special law, a county government maybe established by charter which shall be adopted, amended or repealed onlyuponvote ofthe electors ofthe county in a special election
called for that purpose.
(d) COUNTY OFFICERS. There shall be electedbythe electors ofeach county, for terms of fouryears, a sheriff.a tax collector, a propertyappraiser, a supervisor ofelect ions, and a clerk ofthe circuit court;except, when
providedby county charter or special law approved byvote ofthe electors of the county. any county officer may be chosen in another manner therein speci field, or any county office may be abolished when all the duties ofthe
office prescribed by general law are transferred to another office. When not otherwise provided by county charter or special law approved by vote ofthe electors, the clerk ofthe circuit court shall be ex officio clerk ofthe
board ofcointycommissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian ofal l county funds.
(e) COMMISSIONERS. Except when otherwise providedby county charter, the governing body ofeach county shall be a board ofcounty commissioners composed of five or seven members serving staggered terms of
fouryears. Aflereach decennial census the board ofcounty commissioners shall divide thecounty into districts ofcontiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. One commissionerresiding in each district shall
be elected as provided by law.
(f) NON-CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Countiesnot operating under countN charters shall have such power ofself-govemment as is provided by general or special law. The board ofcounty commissioners ofa county
not operating under charter may enact, in a mannerprescribed by general law.county ordinances not inconsistent with general orspecial law. but an ordinance in confl ict\\ith a municipal ordinance shall not be effective within
the municipality to the extent of such conflict.
(g) CHARTERGOVERN IENT. Counties operating under county charters shall have all powers of local sel f-government not inconsistent with general law. or with special law approvedby vote ofthe electors. The governing
body ofa count\ operating under a charter may enact county ordinances not inconsistent with general law. The charter shall provide which shall prevail in the event ofconfl ict between county and municipal ordinances.
(h) TAX.ES: LIMN ITATION. Property\ situate within municipalities shall not be subject to taxation forservices rendered by the county exclusively for the benefit of the 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 thereafter as is provided by general law.
(j) VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES. Persons violating county ordinances shall be prosecuted and punishedas provided by law.
(k) COUNTY SEAT. In ev er count there shall be account\ seat at which shall be located the principal offices and permanent records of all county officers. The county seat may not be moved except as provided by general
law. Branch offices for the conduct of count' 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
intthl county until filed at the county seat. ora branch office designated by the goveming body of the county for-therecording of instruments, according to law.
-... NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE II, SECTION 7(a); ARTICLE IV, SECTION 9; ARTICLE VII, SECTION 11 (e)-(f);
ARTICLE X, SECTION 18; ARTICLE XII, SECTION 22

BALLOT TITLE: CONSERVATIONOFNATURALRESOURCES AND CREATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONCONMIIIlSSION

BALLOT SUMMARY: Requires adeq uate provision for conservation of natural resources: creates Fish and Wildlife ConservationCommission,.granting it the regulatory' andexecutive powersofthe Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission and the ML arineFisheries Commission: removes legislature's exclusive authority to regulate marine life and grants certain powers to new commission; authorizes bonds to continue financing acquisition and
improvementoflands forconservationation, outdoor recreation, and related purposes:restricts disposition of state lands designated forconservation purposes. .

FULLTEXTOF PROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLE11
GENERAL PROVISIONS
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 water pollution and ofexcessive and unnecessary
noise and for the conservation and protection ofnatural resources.

ARTICLE IV
S. EXECUTIVE
SECTION9. Fish andwildlifeconservationGam cand frc sh \ater fish conmmission.-There shall be a tish and wildlife conservation game and frcsh water fishcormmission, composedofsevenfivemembersappointedby
the governor, subjectto confirmation by the senate tfor staggered terms of five years. The commission shall exercise the regulator)' and executive powers ofthe state with respecttowildanimallifeand'freshwateraquatic life,
and shallalsoexerciseregulatory' and executivepowersofthestatewith respect to marine life, except that all license fees fortakingwildanimallife,and fresh wateraquaticlife,.andmarinelifeandpenaltiesforviolatingregulations
ofthe conmm mission shall be prescribed by general law specify tic statute. The commission shall establish procedures to ensure adequate due process in the exercise fits regulatory' and executive functions. Thelegislaturemayenact
) laws in aid ofthe commission, not inconsistent ith this section.except that there shall be no special law or general lawoflocal application pertaining to huntingorfishing. Thecommission's exercise ofexecutivepowers inthe
area o planning, budgeting, personnel management, and purchasing shall beas provided by law. Revenue derived from license fees for the taking of wild animal life and fresh wateraquatic life shallbe appropriated to the commission
by the legislature for the purposes of management, protection, and conservation of wild animal life and fresh water aquatic life. Revenue derive ed from license fees relating to marine life shall be appropriated by the legislature
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and enforcement. Unless provided by general law, the commission shall have no authority to regulate matters relating to airand water pollution. Rcvenuc dcirivcd from such liccnsc fcs shall bc appropriated to the commission
by the lcgislaturc for the pwuposc of management pi protection and conservation ofw ild animal life and frcsh watcraquatic life.

ARTICLEVII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 11. State bonds; revenue bonds.- "
(e) Bonds pledging all or part ofa dedicated state tax revenue may be issued by the state in the manner provided by general law to finance or refinance the acquisition and improvement ofland. water areas, and related property
interests and resources for the purposes ofconservation, outdoor recreation, water resource development, restoration ofnatural systems, and historic preservation.. .
(f0(e) Each project, building, or facility to be financed or refinanced with revenue bonds issued under this section shall first be approved by the Legislature by an act relating to appropriations or by general law.

ARTICLE
MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 18. DISPOSITION OF CONSERVATION LANDS.-The fee interest in real property held by an"intity 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 may be disposed of only ifthe members ofthe governingboard ofthe entity holding title determine the property is no longer needed for conservation purposes and only
upon vote oftwo-thirds ofthe governing board.

ARTICLEXII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 22. Fish and wildlife conservation commission.-
(a) The initial members ofthe commission shall be the members ofthe game and fresh water fish commission andthe marine fisheries commission who are serving on those commissions on the effective date ofthis amendment,
who may serve the remainder oftheir respective terms. New appointments to the commission shall not be made until theretirement. resignation, removal, or expiration ofthe terms ofthe initial members results in fewer than
seven members remaining.








Thursday. 27 Aug. & Sept. 24. 1998--Page 3 of 8
(b) Thejurisdiction ofthe marine fisheries commission as set forth in statutes in effect onMarch 1, 1998, shall be transferredto the fish and wildlife conservation commission. 1hIejurisdiction of the marine fisheries commission
transferred to the commission shall hot be expanded except as provided by general law. All rule's of the marine fisheries commission and game and fresh water fish commission in effect on the effective date of this amendment
shall become rules ofthe fish and wildlife conservation commission until superseded or amended by the commission. .
(c) On the effective date ofthis amendment, the marine fisheries commission and game and freshwater fish commission shall/be abolished.
(d) This amendment shall-take effect July 1,1999.
NO.6
1 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ..
ARTICLE I, SECTION 1 .

BALLOT TITLE: PUBLIC EDUCATION OF CHILDREN ,

BALLOT SUMMARY: Declares the education ofchildrento be a fundamental value ofthe people ofFlorida: establishes adequate provision for education as paramount duty ofthe state; expands constitutional mandate
requiring the state to make adequate provision for a uniform systemoffree public schools by also requiring the state to make adequate provision foran efficient, safe, secure., andhigh quality system.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 1. SystemiofPublic education.---The education ofchildren is a fundamental value of the peopleIofthe State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty ofthe state to make adequate provision for the education
of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by lawfora uni form, effic ient, 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 of institutions ofhigher learning and other public education programs that the needs ofthe people may require.
NO. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE V, SUBSECTIONS 10, 1 l(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 electing circuit and county judges or to adopt system ofappointment ofthosejudges by governor, with subsequent elect ions to retain
ornotretainthosejudges; provides electionprocedure for subsequentchangesto selection ofjudges; increases countyjudges'terms from four to six years: correctsj judicial quali ficationscommissiontermofoffice; allocates
state courts system funding among state. counties. and users ofcourts. ,

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLES
JUDICIARY
SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms.-
(a) Any justice or judgeofthe supreme court oran judgc ofadistrict court of appeal may qualifyforretentionby a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding theexpirationofthe justice'sorjudge'shisterm
in the manner prescribed by law. Ifa justice orjudge is ineligible or fails to quali ]f for retention, a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration ofthe term being served by thejusticeor judge. When aj justice ofthc supreme
eort orajudge of a district court of appeal so qualifies, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: "Shall Justice (or Judge)...(name o justice orj udge)... ofthe ...(name ofthe court)... be retained in office?" Ifa majority
of the qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction ofthe court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term ofsix years. The term ofthe justice orj udge retained shall commence commencing on
the first Tuesday after the first lM onday in January following the general election. Ifa majority ofthe qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction ofthe court vote to not retain, a vacancy shall exist in that office upon
the expiration of the term being served by thej justice orj udge.
(b)( I ) The election ofcircuitj udges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisionsofsubsection (a) unless majority ofthose voting in thej jurisdiction ofthat circuit approves a local option to select circuitjudges by merit
selection and retention rather than by election. The election ofcircuit judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) The election ofcounty court judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in thejurisdiction ofthat county approves a local option to select county judges by
merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election ofcount) court judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction ofthecourt.
(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 fai Is in avoteofthe electors, such option shall not again.be put to a vote ofthe electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration ofat least t\o years.
b. Afterthe year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election ofcircuitj udges, whichever is applicable, by filing with the secretary ofstate a petition signed by the numberofelectors
equal toatleasttenpercentofthe\votescastinthecircuitinthelastprecedingelectioninw\vhichpresidential.electrswerechosen,,, ,,.,; i ,.. .. .,;U ,
c, After the yea;.2000,-acountyrmay.ini.iate the-local option for-mer.it-selection and retention or theelection ofeaunty court udges, whichever is applicable, by filing with the supervisor ofelections a petition signed-by the..
numberofelectorsequal to at least ten percent ofthe votes cast in the county in the last preceding election in ihich presidential electors were chosen. Circuitjudgcs andjudgcsofcount) courts shall be elected by vote ofthe
qualified clctors within the territorial jurisdiction ofthcirrcspcctivc courts. The termsofcircuit judges and judges ofcounty courts shall be for six years. The tcimsofjudgcsofcounty courts shall bc for four-years.
SECTION 11. Vacancies.-
(a) Whene\ er a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the governor shall fi I the eaeh vacancy on thc suprcmc court or on a district court ofappcal by appointing for term ending on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following 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
by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. .
(b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court oron a county court, wherein thej udges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the firstMonday
in January ofthe year following the next primary and general elect ion occurring at least one year after the date ofappoi ntment, one ofnot fewerthan three persons normore than six persons nominated bytheapproprintejudicial
nominatingcommission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial office forthe term oftheofficebeginningat theend ofthe appointed term.
SECTION 12. Discipline: removal and retirement.-
(a)JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COIIMMNISSION.-A judicialqualificationscommissioniscreated.
.(1)There shall be judicial qualifications commission vested \\ith jurisdiction to invest igate and recommend to the Supreme Court ofFlorida the removal from office ofanyjustice orjudge %i'hose conduct, during term ofoffice
orotherwise occurring on or after November 1,1966. (without regard to the effect e date of this section) demonstrates present unfitness to hold office, andto investigate andrecommendthe discipline ofajusticeorjudge
whose conduct, duringterm ofoffice or otherwise occurring on or after November 1,1966 (without regard to the effective date ofthis section), warrants such discipline. Forpurposes ofthis section, discipline isdefinedas
an\ orall ofthefollowing: reprimand, fine. suspension with or without pay. or lawyer discipline. The commission shall havej irisdiction over justices andj udges regarding allegations that misconduct occurredbeforeorduring
service asajustice orjudge i fa complaint is made nolater than one year following sen ice as justice orj udge. The commission shall havejurisdictionregardingallegations ofincapacityduringservice as justice orjudge. The
conmissiohshallbeconrposed of: '. : :
a. Two judges ofdistrict courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and to judges ofcounty-courts selected by the judges ofthose courts;
b. Four electors \\ho reside in the state, who are members ofthe bar of Florida. and w\ho shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and
c. Five electors ,,ho reside in the state whohave never held judicial office orbeen members of the bar of Florida; andwho shall be appointed by the governor.
(2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member ofthecommissionexceptajudge shall beeligible for state judicial
officewhileactingas a memberofthe commission and fora period oftxvo years thereafter. No memberofthe commission shall hold office in apolitical partyorparticipateinanycampaignforjudicial office orholdpublicoffice;
provided that judge may campaign for judicial office and hold that office. Thecommmissionshall elect one of its members as itschairperson.
(3) lembersofthej judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to remo\ al frotim the commissionpursuant to theprovisionsofArticle IV, Section7,FloridaConstitution.
(4) The commission shall adopt rules regulatingits proceedings, the fillingofr'acanciesb) theappoi nt ingaut horities, thdedisqualificationofmembers,therotationofmembersbetweenthepanels, andthetemporaryreplacement
ofdisqualified or incapacitated members. The commission's rules, or any partthereof.may be repealed by general lawv enacted by majority voteofthemembershipofeachhouse ofthelegislature,orbythesupremecourt,
fivejustices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal chargesagainstajustice orjudge are filed by the investigative panel with the clerkofthe supremecourtofFloridaall proceedings by
or before the commission shall be confidential provided, however, uponafinding ofprobable cause and the filing by the invest igative panel with said clerk of such formal chargesagainstajustice orjudge suchcharges andall
, furtherproceedingsbeforethecommissionshallbepublic. ,. i .
(5) The commissionshall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicialagencies, includinggrandjuries,subject totherulesofthecommission.Atanytime, ohrequestofthespeakerofthe house
ofrepresentatives or the governor, the commission shall make available alli information in the possession b ft heotnmission tbfor use in consideration ofimpeachment or suspension, respectively.
(f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.-
(1)Excepttotheextent inconsistent with the provisions ofthissection. all provisions oftIaw and rules o fcouit i hforceon the effective dateofthis articleshall continuein effectuntil supersededinthemannerauthorizedby
the constitution. '
(2)Afterthissectionbecomeseffectiveanduntiladoptedbyruleofthe,commissionconsistentwithit:
a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairpersori,intooneinvestigativepanel nd onehearing panelto meetthe responsibilities set forth inthis section.
b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: .. "
1. Four judges,


2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and
3. Three non-lawyers.
. c. Thehearing panel shall becomposed of:
1. Twojudges,.
2. Two members of the bar of Florida, 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 staff for each panel.
f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms ofsix years.
g. The terms ofoffice ofthe present members ofthejudicial qualifications commission shall expire uponthe effective date ofthe amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session ofthe legislature
in 1996 andnewmembers shall be appointedto serve the following staggered terms: o''
1. Group I.-The terms of five members, composed oftwo electors as set forth ins: 12(a)(1 ). ofArticle V,6he member ofthe bar ofFlorida as set forth ins. 12(a)(1 )b. bfArticle V, one judge from the district courts of
appeal and one circuit judge as set forth ins. 12(a)(1)a. of Article 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, of Article V two members onc mcmbcr of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and
one countyjudge as set forth ins. 12(a)(1)a. ofArticle V shall expire onDecember31,2000. .
3. Group III.-The terms of five members, composed oftwo electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1 )c. of Article V, one member ofthe bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., onejudge from the district courts of appeal and
bne county judge as set forth in s, 12(a)(1)a. ofArticle V, shall expire on December 31,2002., '
h. An appointment to fill a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder ofthe term
i. Selection of members by district courts ofappeal judges, circuitjudges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a maj ority ofthe members voting at the respective courts' conferences. Selection ofmembers by
the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. / {
j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in additionto any penalty levied by the supreme court.
k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law.
SECTION 14. Funding Judicial salaries. .
(a)Alljustices andjudges shall be compensated only by state salaries fixed by general law. Funding forth state courts system, state attorneys' offices, public defenders' offices,.and court-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 asotherwise provided in this subsection and subsection(c). shall be provided by adequate and appropriate
filing fees forjudicial proceedings and service charges and costs for perbformingcourt-related functions as required by general law. Selected salaries, costs, and expenses ofthe state courts system may be funded from appropriate
filing fees forj judicial proceedings and service charges and costs for performing court-related functions, as provided by general law. Where the requirements ofeither the United States Constitution or the Constitution ofthe
State of Florida precluc-. the imposition of filing fees forjudicial proceedingsand ser icecharges and costs for performing court-related functions sufficient to fund the court-related functionsofthe offices ofthe clerks ofthe
circuit and county courts, the state shall provide, as determined by the leg islature, adequate and appropriate supplemental funding from state revenues appropriated by general law.
(c)No couiity or municipality, except as provided inthis subsection, shall be requiredto provide any funding forthe 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 f ici tie costofcommunications services, existing radio systems, existing multi-agency criminal justice information
systems, and the cost ofconstruction or lease, maintenance, utilities, and security of facilities for the trial courts, public defenders' offices, state attomeys' offices, and the offices ofthe clerks ofthe circuit and county courts performing
court-related ftinctions. Counties shall also pay reasonable and necessary salaries, costs, and expenses of the state courts s) stem to meet local requirements as determined by general law.
(dThejudiciaryshallhavenopowerto fix appropriations.

ARTICLE XI
SCHEDULLE
SECTION 22. Schedule to Article V Amendment.-
(a) Commencing with fiscal year 2000-2001, the legislature shall appropriate funds to pay for the salaries, costs, and expenses set forthin the amendmentto Section 14 ofArticle V pursuantto 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.
NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE TI, SECTION 8(h)(1); ARTICLE IIi, SUBSECTIONS 8(b), 16(b)AND(f),19(f)(3);
,ARTICLE IV, SUBSECTIONS 3(b), 4, 7(a),'AND 8(a); ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1(i);
ARTICLE IX, SECTION; 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 CABIN ET

BALLOT StNUMLR': lerges cabinet offices oftreasurer and comptroller into one chief financial officer; reduces cabinet membership tochief fmancial officer, attorney general, agriculture commissioner: secretary ofstate
and education conmmissionereliminated from elected cabinet: secretary of state duties defined by law: changes composition of state board ofeducation from govemorand cabinet to board appointed by governor: board appoints
education conimissioner:defines state board ofadministration,.trustees of internal improvement trust fund, land acquisition trust fund.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLE II
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 8. Ethics in government.-A public office is a public trust. The people shall have theright to secure andsustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right:
(h)Schedule-Ontheeffectivedateofthisamendmentanduntilchangedbyla\v: ,
(1) Full and public disclosure offinancial interests shall mean filing with the custodian secretma -ofstate records by July 1 ofepch yeara sworn statement showingnet worth and identifyingeachasset and liability inexcess
of$ i,000 and its value together\with one of the following: -
a. A qppy.of the person's most recent federal income-tax return: or,. .. .
b. A s 9Yorn statement which identifies each separate source and amount of income wiich exceeds $1,000. The forms for such source disclosure and the rules under which they are to be fi ld shall be prescribed by the independent
commission established in subsection (f), and such rules shall include disclosure of secondary sources of incorne.

ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE
SECTION 8. Executive approval and veto.-
(b) When a bill orany specific appropriation ofa general appropriation bill has been vetoedby the governor, he shal I transm ithi signed objections thereto to the house in which the bill originated ifin session. Ifthathouse
is not in session, the governorhe shall file them with the custodian secretary ofstate records. who shall lay them before that house at its next regular or special session, and they shall be entered on itsjournal.
SECTION 16. Legislative apportionment.-
(b) FAILURE OF LEGISLATURE TO APPORTION: JUDICIAL REAPPORTION ENT. Intheeventaspecial apportionment session ofthe legislature finallyadjournswithoutadoptingajoint resolution ofapportionment.
the attomey general shall, within five days. petition the supreme court of the slate to make such apportionment. No later than the sixtieth day after the filingofsuch petition, the supreme court shall file with the custodian secretary
ofstate records an order making such apportionment..
(f) JUDICIAL REAPPORTIONN IENT. Should an extraordinary apportionment session fail to adopt a resolution ofapportionment or should the supreme court determine that the apportionment made is invalid, the court
shall, not later than sixty days after receiving the petition of the attomey general, file \with the custodian secretary of state records an order making such apportionment.
SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning and Appropriations Processes.-
(f) TRUST FUNDS.
(2) State trust funds in existence before the effect i\ e date ofthis subsection shall terminate not more than four years after the effecti\'edate ofthissubsection. Statetrust funds created after the effective date ofthis subsection
shall terminate not more than four years after the effective date of the act authorizing the creation of the trust fund. By law the legislature may set a shorter time period for whichanytrustfundisauthorized.
(3) Trust funds required by federal programs or mandates, trust funds established for bond covenants, indentures, or resolutions, \\hose revenues are legally pledged by the state or public bodytomeetdebtservice or other
financial requirements ofany debt obl igations of the state or any public body: the state transportat ion trust fund; the trust fund containing the net annual proceeds from the Florida EducationLotteries;theFloridaretirementtrist
fund;trust funds forinstitutions under the management ofthe Board ofRegents, where such trust funds are for auxiliary. enterprises and contracts, grants, and donations, as those terms are defined by general law; trust funds
that serveasclearingfundsoraccountsforthechieffinancial officercomptrollerorstate agencies: trust funds that account forassets held by thestateinatrusteecapacityasanagentorfiduciaryforindividuals,privateorganizations,
or other govemmental units: and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution. are not subject to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2)ofthis subsection.

.. ARTCLEIV

'! SECTION 3. Successionto office of governor; acting governor.-
(b) Upon impeachment ofthe govemorand until completionoftrial thereof, orduringthe govemor'shis phy sical or mental incapacity, the lieutenantgovernorshall actas governor. Further successionas actinggovernorshall
beprescribed bylaw. Incapacity to serve e as governor may be determined by the supreme court upon due notice after docketing ofa written suggestionthereofby three fottr cabinet members, andinsuch caserestorationof
capacity shall be similarly determined after docketing ofwritten suggestion thereof by the governor, the le g islature ortireefeorcabinet members. Incapacity to serve as governor may also be established by certificate filed with
the custodian ofstate records sccrciar ofstate bvthegovernor declaringhisincapacit for physical reasonstoserveas governor, andinsuchcase restorationofcapacity shallbe similarly established.
SECTION 4. Cabinet.- ''
(a) There shall be a cabinet composed ofa secretary of state, an attorney general, a comptroller, a chieffinucia officer treasttrer, and a commissioner ofagriculture and a conunissioncr ofeducation. In addition tthe powers
and duties specified herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by law. Inthe event of a tie vote ofthe governor and cabinet, the side on which the governor voted shall be deemed
to prevail. ..- -- ,
(b) The secretary of state shall keep the records ofthe official acts.ofthe legislative and executive departments..
(b)(e) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal officer. There iscreatedin the office ofthe attorney general the position ofstatewide prosecutor. The statewide prosecutor shall have concurrentjurisdictionwiththe


state attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal laws occurring or having occurred, into ormorejudicial circuits aspart ofarelated transaction, or when any such offense is affecting orhas affected two ormore judicial circuits
as provided by general law. The statewideprosecutor shall be appointedbytheattorney general fromnotless thanthree persons nominated bythejudicial nominating commission forthe supreme court, oras otherwise provided
by general law.'
(c)(d) The chieffinancial officer comptroller shall serve as the chief fiscal officerofthe state, and shall settlind approve accounts againstthe state, and.
(c) The trcasurcr shall keep all state funds and securities. Ice shall disbursc statc.funds only upon the. ordctr.lhc comptroller. Suetchrdct may be in any fomi and may require thel disbursement of state funds by electronic
means or by mcans ofa magnetic tape or any other transfer medium.
d)(f) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision ofmatters pertaining to agriculture except as 6therwise provided by 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 ofthe Constitutioh of 1885, and whichshallcontinue as abod/at least forth life ofArtie XII, Section 9(c).
(f) The governor as chair, the chieffinancial officer, the attorney general and the commissioner ofagriculturhall constitute the trustees ofthe internal improvement trust fund and the land acquisition trust fund as provided
bylaw.,
(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 of education shall supervise the public education systcmin thc mannerpriescribed by#. ? ..
SECTION 7. Suspensions; filling office during suspensions.-
(a) By executive order stating the grounds and filed with the custodian secretary of state records, the governrionay suspend from office any state officernot subjectto impeachment, any officer ofthe militia not in the active


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service ofthe United States, or any countybfficer, for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform his official duties, or commission of a felony, and may fill the office
by appointment for the period of suspension. The suspended.officer may at any time before removal be reinstated by the governor.
SECTION 8. Clemency.-
(a) Except in cases of treason and in cases where impeachment results in conviction, the governor may, by executive order filed with the custodian secretary of state records, suspend collection of fines and forfeitures, grant
reprieves not exceeding sixty days and, with the approval of two three members ofthe cabinet, grant full or conditional pardons, restore civil rights, commute punishment, and remit fines and forfeitures for offenses.

ARTICLE VIII
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
SECTION 1. Counties.-
(i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. 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.

ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION2. State board ofeducation.-The governor and thc mcmbcrs ofthe cabinet shall constitute a state board ofeducationr-whieh shall be body corporate and have such supervision ofthe system offree public education
as is providedby law. The state board of education shall consist of seven members appointed by the governor to staggered 4-year terms, subject to confirmation by the senate. The state board of education shall appoint the
commissioner ofeducation.

ARTICLE XI
AMENDMENTS
SECTION 2. Revision commission.-,
(c) Each constitutionrevision commissionshall conveneatthe call ofits chairman, adopt its rules ofprocedure, examinethe constitution ofthe state, holdpublic hearings, and, not laterthanone hundred eighty daysprior to
the next general election, file with the custodian secretary of state records its proposal, if any, ofarevision ofthis constitutionor any part ofit.
SECTION 3. Initiative.-The powerto propose the revision or amendment ofany portion orportions ofthis constitution by initiative is reserved to the people, provided that, any such revision or amendment, except forthose
limiting thepower ofgovernmentto raise revenue, shall embrace but one subject and matter directly connectedtherewith. It may be i n oked byfiling with the custodiansecretaryofstate records a petition containing a copy
ofthe proposed revision or amendment, signed by a number of electors in each of one half of the congressional districts ofthe state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight percent ofthe votes cast in each of such districts
respectively and in the state as a whole in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen.
SECTION 4. Constitutional convention.-
(a) The powerto call aconventionto consider arevisionofthe entire constitution is reserved to the people. It may be invokedbyfiling iith the custodian secretary ofstate records a petition. containing a declaration that a
constitutional conventions desired, signedbyanumberofelectors in eachofone hal fofthecongressional districts ofthe state, andofthe state asawhole, equal to fifteenper centofthe votes casting each such districtrespectively
e, and inthe state as a whole in the last preceding election ofpresidential electors.
(b) At the next general electionheldmore than ninety days after the filing ofsuch petition there shall be submitted to the electors ofthe state the question: "Shalla constitutional conventionbe held?" Ifamajority voting on
the question votes in the affirmative, at the next succeeding general elect ion there shall be elected from each representative district a member o fa constitutional convention. Qnthetwenty-first day following that election, the
convention shall sit atthe capital, elect offi cers, adopt rules ofprocedurej udge the election of its membership. and fix a time and place for its future meetings. Not later than ninety daysbeforethe next succeeding general election,
the convention shall cause to be filed with the custodianseeretary of state records any revision ofthis constitution proposed by it. /
SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.-
(a) Aproposed amendment to or revision ofthis constitution, or any part ofit, shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the joint resolution, initiativepetition orreportof
revisioncommission, constitutional convention ortaxation and budget reform commission proposing it is filed with the custodian secretary ofstate records, unless, pursuant to lawenactedbytheaffirmativevote ofthree-fourths
ofthe membership ofeachhouse ofthe legislature and limited to a single amendment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier special electionheld more than ninety days after such filing.
SECTION 6. Taxation and budget reform;commission.-
(e) The commission shall hold public hearings as it deems necessary to carrm out its responsibilities underthis section. The commission shall issue a report ofthe results of the review carried out. and propose to the legislature
anyrecommended statutory changes related to the taxation orbudgetary laws ofthe state. Not later than one hundred eighty days prior to the general electioninthe secondyearfollowingtheyearin which the commission is
established, the commission shall file withthe custodian secretary of state records itsproposal. ifanv,ofarevision ofthi sconstitutionor any partofitdealing withtaxationorthe statebudgetarn process.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 9. Bonds.-
(c) MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAXES.
(2) Article IX, Section 16, ofthe Constitution of1885. as amended, is adopted by this reference as a part ofthis revision as completely as though incorporated herein verbatim for the purpose ofproviding thatafterthe effective
date ofthis revision the proceeds ofthe "second gas tax" as referred to therein shall be allocated among the several counties in accordance %with the formula stated therein to the extent necessary to comply \\ith all obligations
toorforthebenefitofholders ofbonds, revenue certificates and tax anticipation certificates or any refundings thereof secured byanyportion ofthe "second gas tax."
(4) Subject to the requirements ofparagraph (2) ofthis subsection and afterpayment ofadministrative expenses, the "second gas tax" shall be allocated to the account ofeach ofthe several countiesin the amounts tobe determined
as follows: There shall be an initil.allp.at ion ofone-fourth in the ratio ofcounty area to state area. one-fourth in the ratio ofthe total county population to thetotal population of the state in accordance with the latesta -ilable
federalcensus, and one-hal fin the ratio ofthe total "second gas tax"collected on retail salesor use in each county to the total collected in all counties ofthe state during theprevious fiscal year. Ifthe annual debt service requirements
ofany obligations issued for any county, including anydeficiencies forprioryears, secured underparagraph (2)o fthi subsection, exceeds the amount which wouldbe allocatedtothat countyunderthe formula setoutinthis
paragraph, the amounts allocated to other counties shall be reduced proportionately.
(5) Funds allocated under paragraphs (2) and (4) ofthis subsection shall be administered by the state board ofadministration created underArticle IV, Section4 said Articlc IX. Scction 16. ofthc Constitution o f1885. as
amcndcd,and \which is continued as a body corporate for thc li fc of this subscction 9(c). The board shall remit the proceeds ofthe "second gastax" ineach county accountforuse in said countyasfollows: eightyper cent to
the state agency supervising the state road system and twenty per cent to the governing body of the county. The percentage allocated to the county may be increased by general law. The proceeds ofthe "second gas tax" subject
to allocation to the several countiesyunder 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
refund ings thereof: second, for the payment ofdebt service on bonds issued as provided by this paragraph(5) to finance the acquisition and construction of roads as defined bylaw; andthird, forthe acquisitionandconstruction
ofroads and for road maintenance as authorized by law. When authorized by law, state bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state may be issued without any election: (i)to refundobligations 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 ofroads in a countywhen approvedbythe governing body
ofthe county' and the state agency supervising the state road system: and (iii) to refund obligations secured by any portion of the"second gas tax" allocated under paragraph 9(c)(4). No such bonds shall be issued unless a state
fiscal agency created by law has made a determi nation that in no state fiscal year will the debt service requirements ofthe bonds and all other bonds secured bythepledgedportionofthe "second gas tax" allocated to the county
exceedseventy-five per cent of the pledged portion ofthe "second gas tax" allocated to that county' for the preceding state fiscal year. ofthepledged net tolls from existing facilities collected in the preceding state fiscalyear,
and ofthe annual average net tolls anticipated during the first five state fiscal years ofoperation of new projects to be financed, and of any other legally available pledged revenues collected in the preceding state fiscal year.
Bonds issued pursuant to this subsection shall be pay able primary ly from the pledged tolls, the pledged portions ofthe "second gas tax" allocated to that county, and any other pledged revenue. and shall mature not later than
fortyyearsfromthe date ofissuance.
SECTION 22. Executive branch reform.-
(a) The amendments contained in this revision shall take effect January 7,2003, but shall govern with respect to the quali fying for and the holding ofprimary elections in 2002. The office ofchieffinancial officer shall be a new
officeasaresultofthisrevision.
(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 "secretaryofstate" throughoutthe constitution andthe
duties previously performed by the secretary ofstate shall be as provided by law. ,
NO.9
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2

BALLOT TITLE: BASIC RIGHTS ,

BALLOTSUMMARY:Defines"naturalpersons."\\hoareequalbefdrethelawandwhohaveinalienablerights.as"femaleandmalealike;"provides thatnopersonshallbedeprivedofanyrightbecauseofationalorigin;
4 changes "physicalhandicap" to "physical disability" asar easonthatpeopleareprotectedfrombeingdeprivedofany right.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

.. ARTICEE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 2. Basic rights.-All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the rightto enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded
for industry, and to acquire, possessand protect property; except that the ownership; inheritance, disposition andpossessionofreal property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited bylaw.No person
shallbedeprivedofanyrightbecauseo ofrace.religion, national origin.,orphysicaldisabilityvhandicap.


NO. 10
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
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: Broadens tax exemptionfor governmentaluses ofmunicipalprperty; authorizes legislatureto exempt certainmunicipaland special districtpropertyused forairport, seaport, orpublic purposes; permits
local optiontaxexemptionforpropertyusedforconservationpurposes; permitslocaloptiontangible personal propertytaxexemptionforattachments to mobile homeland certainresidential rental furnishings; removes limitations
noncitizens' abilityto communicate with local officials aboutmatters which arethe subjectofpublic hearings.

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

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SFINANCEIAND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.- ; .. : -
(a) All property owned by municipality and used cxclusivcly by it for governmental or municipal orptubie purposes shall be exempt frbintaxation. All property owned by a municipality not otherwise exempt from taxation
orby a special district and used for airport, seaport. or public purposes, as definedbygeneral lavw, and uses that ate'incidental'thereto, may be exempted from taxation as provided by general law. A municipality, owning property
outsidethemunicipality, maybe requiredbygeneral lawto makepaymentto thetaxing unitirinwhich the property is located.iSuchportions ofpropertyasare usedpredominaritlyfor educational, literary, scientific, religiousor
charitable purposes maybe exempted by general law from taxation.
(f) A county or municipality maybe authorized by general law to grant ad valorem tax exemptions for real property used for conservation purposes as defined by general law.
(g) In addition to any other exemption grantedto tangible personal property, a county may exempt all appurtenances and attachments to mobile home dwellings that are classified as tangible personal property anil all appliances,
furniture, and fixtures classified as tangible personal property which 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.

ARTICLE VIII
LOCALGOVERNNIENT
SECTION 7. Exparte communications.-Thepeople shall have the rightto addressalocal governmentpublic official without regard to ex partecommunications considerations, in a mannerconsistentwith ethics laws.


NO. 11
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE IV, SECTION 5(a); ARTICLE VI, SUBSECTIONS 1, 2, 5, 7;
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 4(a)

BALLOT TITLE: BALLOT ACCESS, PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING, ANDELECTION PRO-CESS REVISIONS

BALLOT SUJIMMARY: Provides ballot access requirements for independent and minor part)' candidates cannot be greater than requirements formajority party candidates: allows all voters, regardless ofparth. to vote in
any party's primary election i fthe winner willhaveno general election opposition: provides public financingofcampaigns for statewide candidates who agree to campaign spending limits: permits candidates for governor to
runinprimaryelections withoutlieutenantgovernor; makes school board electionsnonpartisan; corrects voting age. ,

FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLE IV. .
EXECUTIVE
SECTION5.Election ofgovemor, lieutenant governor and cabinet members; qualifications: terms.- 1 ,,
(a) At a state-wide general election in each calendaryear the number of which is even but not a multiple o four, the electors shall choose a govemor and a lieutenant governor and members of the cabinet each for atermof
fouryears beginning on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January ofthe succeeding year. In primary elections, candidates for the office ofgovemormay choose to run without a lieutenant govemor candidate. Inthe
general electionandinpartyprimaiks, iflicld,,all candidates forte offices ofgovemorandlieutenant goveror shal formjoint candidacies in a manner prescribed by law so that each voter shall cast a single vote fora candidate
forgovemorandacandidate.forlieutenant govemor running together.

ARTICLEVI: ..
SUFFRAGEAND ELECTIONS
SECTION 1. Regulation ofelections.-All elections by the people shall be by direct and secret vote. General elections shall be determined bya plurality'ofvotes cast. Registration and elections shall, and political part) functions
may, be regulated by law: however, the requirements for a candidate with no party affiliation or for a candidate ofa minor 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 ofregistered voters.
SECTION 2. Electors.-Every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen twcnty -on, ears ofage and who is has been a permanent resident of for onc year in the stateand six monthsin a county. ifregistered as
provided by law. shall be an elector of the county where registered that county. Provisions may bc madc by law for othcrbona fidc rcsidcnts ofthc state who arc at Icast tw cnty-one cars ofagc to otc iin the clcction ofprcsidcntial

SECTION5. Primary, general. and special elections.- .. .
(a A general election shall be held in each county on the first Tuesday after the first Monday inNovember ofeach even-numbered year to choose a successor to each elective state and county officer whosetermwill expire
before the next general election and, exceptas provided herein, to fill each vacancy in elective office for the unexpired portion ofthe term. A general election may be suspended ordelayed due to a state ofemergency or impending
emergency pursuant to general law. Special elections and referenda shall be held as provided by law.
(b) Ifall candidates foran office have the same party affiliation andthe winnerwill have no opposition in the general election, all quali fied electors, regardless ofparty affiliation, may vote in the primary elections forthat office.
SECTION 7. Campaign spending limits and funding ofcampaigns forelective state-wide office.-It is thepol icy ofthis state to provide for state-wide elections in which all qualified candidates may compete effectively. A
method ofpubl ic financing forcampaigns for state-wide office shall be established by law. Spending lim its shall be established forsuch campaigns forcandidates \\ho use public funds in their campaigns. The legislanire shall
provide funding for this provision. General law implementingtisparagraphshall be at least as protective of etTectivecompetitionby a candidate whoruses public funds as the general law in effect onanuary 1,1998. -

S- ARTICLE IX

SECTION 4. School districts; school boards.-
(a) Eachcounty shall constitute a school district: provided, twoor more contiguous counties.,upon vote ofthe 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 four years, as provided by law.
NO. 12
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 5

BALLOT TITLE: FIREARMS PUR-CHASES: LOCAL OPTION FOR CRINIINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK AND WAITING PERIOD

BALLOT SUMMARY: Authorizes each county the option ofrequiringa criminal history records check and waiting period of 3 to 5 days in connection with the "sale" ofany fi rearm defines "sale" as the transfer of money
or other valuable consideration fora 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 firearm.

FULLTEXT OF PROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLE VIll
LOC ALGOVERNMNENT
SECTION 5. Local option.- .. : : : '
S (a-Local option on thelegalitiy orprohibition ofthe sale ofintoxicating liquors, wines orbeers shallbepreservedto eachcounty.The statusofacountywithrespecttheretoshallbechangedonlybyvoteoftheelectorsin
aspecialelectioncalleduponthepetitionoftwent'-fivepercentoftheelectorsofthecounty', and notsoonerthan twoy earsafteranearliierelection onthe same question. Wherelegal, the sale ofintoxicating liquors, wines
and beers shall be regulated by law.
S (b) Each county shall have the authority to require a criminal history records check and a 3 to 5-day waiting period,excluding wveekendsandlegalholidays, inconnectionwiththesaleofanyfirearm occurring withinsuchcounty.
Forpurposesofthissubsection, theterm "sale"meansthetransfer ofmoney or othervaluableconsideration for any firearm whenanypartofthetransactionisconductedonproperty to which the public has the right ofaccess.
Holders ofa concealed weapons permit as prescribed by general law shall not be subject to the provisions ofthis subsection when purchasing a firearm.

~. 'NO. 13
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
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, SUBSECTIOQS l(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); ARTICLEIX, SECTION 5; ARTICLE X, SUBSECTIONS 3 AND 4(a); ARTICLE XI, SUBSECTIONS 2
SAND 6 -.


BALLOTTITLE: MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS


BALLOT SUMMARY: Removes gender-specific references; allows prison sentences in court-martial actions; consolidates ethics codeprovisions; specifies time for veto message consideration; clarifies that legislature gives
designated officials final general appropriations bills 72 hours before passage; allowsdirect appeal of courts-martial to specified state court andadvisory opinions fromfederal military courts; requires earlier constitution revision
con-missionappointments; changes tax and budgetreformcommissionvoting procedures and meetings from every 10 to every20 years.

FULL TEXT OFPROPOSED REVISION:

ARTICLE
DECLARATION OFRIGHTS. ..
SECTION 4. Freedom of speech and press.-Everypersonmay speak, write and publish hit sentiments on all subjects but shall be responsible for the abuseofthat right. No law shall be passed torestrain or abridge the
Liberty ofspeech or ofthepress. Inall criminalprosecutions and civil actions for defamatiQnthe truth maybe given in evidence. Ifthe matter charged as defamatory istrue and was publishedwith good motives, the party shall
be acquitted orexonerated. .
SECTION 9. Due process.-No person shall be deprived oflife, liberty orpropertywithout due process of or be twice putin jeopardy forte same offense, or be compelled in any criminal matterto be a 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 ofthe 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 jury 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 proofthat the crime was committed in that area shall be sufficient; butbefore pleading the accused may elect in which ofthose
counties the trial will take place hc will be tiied. 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 in an appropriately convened court- martial action as providedby law, shall impose a sentence of imprisonment,
nor shall it impose any other penalty except as provided by law.
SECTION 23. Right ofprivacy.-Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person' shis private life except as otherwise provided herein. This section shall not be construed
tolimit thepublic's right ofaccess to public records and meetings as provided bylaw..

'ARTICLE II
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 5. Public officers.-.
(b) Each state and county officer, before entering uponthe duties ofthe office, shall give bond as required bylaw, and shall swear or affirm: "Ido solemnly swear (or affirm) that Idwill support, protect, and defend the Constitution
and Government of the United States and of the State of Florida; 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.";
andthereaftershalldevotepersonalattentiontothedutiesofthedofficeandcontinueinofficeuntilahtissuccessorqualifies.
SECTION 8. Ethics in government.-Apublic office is public trust. The people shall have the right to secure and sustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right:
(g) A code of ethics for all state employees andnonjudicial officers prohibiting conflict betweenpublic duty and private interests shall be prescribed by law.
(o)(g) This section shall not be construed to limit disclosures and prohibitions which may be established by lawto preserve the public trust and avoid conflicts between public duties and private interests.
(i)(h)Schedule-Ontheeffectivedateofthismamendmentanduntilchanged bylaw:
(1) Full and public disclosure of financial interests shall mean filing with the secretary of state by July 1 of each year a sworn statement showing net worth and identifying each asset and liability in excess of$ 1,000 and its value
togetherwithone ofthe following:
a. A copy of the person's most recent federal income tax return; or
b. A sworn statementwhichidentifies each separatesource and amount ofincomewhichexceeds $1,000. The forms for such source disclosure and the rules under hic.h they are to be filed shal lbeprescribedbytheindependent
commissionestablishedinsubsection(f),andsuchrulesshallincludedisclosure ofsecondarnsouLrcesofincome.
(2) Persons holding statewide elective offices shall'also file disclosure,oftheir financial interests pursuantto subsection(i)()(h)(+. ,
(3) Theindependentconmmissionprovidedforinsubsection(f)shallmeanthe Florida Commission on Ethics.

S, ARTICLE Ill ,
LEGISLATURE
SECTION 3. Sessions of the legislature.-
(f) ADJOURNMENT BY GOVERNOR. If, during any regular or special session, the two houses cannot agree upon a time for adjounmment, the go% emor may adjourn the session sine die orto aiy date withinthe period
authorized for such session; provided that, at least twenty-four hours before adjourning the session. and heshal while neither house is in recess.giveeach house shall be given formal written notice ofthe govemor'shis intention
todoso.andagreementreachedwithinthatperiodbybothhousesoonatimeforadjournmentshall prvail.
SECTION 8. Executive approval and veto.-
(a)Everybill passed by the legislature shall be presented to the govemor forhis approval and shall become a law if the governor heapproves and signs it, or fails to veto it within seven consecutive days after presentation.
Ifduring that period or on the seventh day the legislature adjourns sine die or takes a recess of more than thirty days, the govemorhe shall have fifteen consecutive days from the date of presentation to act on the bill. Inall cases
except general appropriation bills, the veto shall extend to the entire bill. The governor may veto any specific appropriation in a general appropriation bill, butmaynotveto any qualification or restriction without also vetoing
theappropriationtowhichitrelates.
(b) When a bill or any specific appropriation ofa general appropriation bill has been vetoed, by the governor-heshall transmit his signed objections thereto to the house in which the bill originated if in session. Ifthat house
is not in session, the governorhe shall file them with the secretary ofstate. who shall lay them before that house at its next regularorspecial session, whichever occurs first, and they shall be entered on its journal. If the original ing
house votes to re-enact a vetoed measure, whether in a regularor special session, and the other house does not consider or fai Is to re-enact the vetoed measure, no furtherconsideration 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 \\ill be available for consideration at any intervening special session and until the end ofthe next
regular session.
. SECTION 17. Impeachment.-
(b) An officer impeached by the house of representatives shall be disqual i fied from performing any official duties until acquittedbythe senate, and, unless the govc mor is impeached, the go\vemorhe may by appointment fill
theoffice untilcompletionofthetrial.
(c) All impeachments by the house ofrepresentatives shall be tried by the senate. The chief justice ofthe supreme court, or anotherjustice designated by the chiefjusticehim,. shall preside at the trial, except in a trial ofthe
chief ust ice, in which case the governor shall preside. The senate shall determine the time for the trial ofany impeachment and may sit for the trial whether the house ofrepresentativ es 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 be upon their oath or affirmation. No officer shall be convicted without the concurrence oftwo-thirds ofthemembers
of the senate present. Judgment ofcon\iction in cases of impeachment shall remove the offender from office and, in the discretion of the senate, may include disqualification to hold any office ofthonor,trust or profit. Conviction
oracquittailshall notaffect theci\il orcriminal responsibilityoftheofficer. -
SECTION 18: Confilictofintcrcst. A codc ofcthics for all statc cmployecs and nonjudicial officers prohibiting conflict bctv ccn public dutN and privatc'intcrcsts shallbc prcscribcd by law. '
SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning and Appropriations Processes.-
(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOURPUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD. EffcctivcNo\imnbcr4,1992, All general appropriation bills shall be fumishedto each memberofthe legislature. eachmemberofthe 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 %\ill be presented to the governor.

ARTICLEIV,
EXECUTIVE
SECTION 1. Govemor.-
(a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor wvho-He- shall be commander-in-chiefofal I military forces ofthe state not in active service of the United States. The governor He shalltake carethatthe 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 executiveoradministrative
state, county or.municipal officers upon any subject relating to the duties of their respect ve offices. The governor shall be the chiefadministrative officerofthe state responsible for the planning and budgeting forthe state.
(c) The governor may request in writing the opinion ofthejusticesofthe supreme court as to the interpretation ofany portion ofthisconstitution upon anyquestion affecting the governor's his executive powers and duties.
Thej justices shall, subject to their rulesof procedure. permit interested persons to be heard on the questions presented and shall render their written opinion not earlier than ten days from the filing and docketing oftherequest,
unlessintheirjudgment the delay wouldcause public injury.
SECTION 2. Lieutenant govemor.-There shall be a lieutenant govemor, who.--He shall perform such duties pertaining to the office ofgov emor as shall beassignedtohimby the governor, except when otherwiseprovided
by law, and such other duties as may be prescribed by law..
SECTION 3. Succession to office ofgovemor: acting governor.-,
.(b) Upon impeachment ofthe governor and until completion oftrial thereof, or duringhis physical or mental incapacity, the lieutenant governor shall act as governor. Further successionas acting governor shallbe prescribed
by law. Incapacity to serve as govemor may be determined bythe supreme court upon due notice afterdocketing ofa written suggest ionthereofbyfourcabinetmembers, and in such case restorationofcapacity shallbe similarly
determinedafterdocketing ofwritten suggestion thereofby the governor, the legislature or fourcabinet members. Incapacity to sen rve as governormayalsobe establishedbycertificate filedwiththe secretaryofstatebythe
governor declaringhis incapacity for physical reasons to serve as governor, and in such case restoration ofcapacity shall be similarly established.
SECTION 4. Cabinet. .
(e) The treasurer shall keepall state funds and securities and-He shall disburse state funds only upon the order ofthe comptroller. Such order may be in any form and may require the disbursement of state funds by electronic
meansorbymeans ofamagnetictape orany other transfer medium.
SECTION7. Suspensions; filling office during suspensions.-
(a) By executive order stating the grounds and filed with the secretary ofstate, the governormaysuspend from office any state officernot subjectto impeachment, any officerofthe militianotinthe activeservice ofthe United
States, oranycountyofficer,formalfeasance,misfeasance,neglectofduty,drunkenness, incompetence, permanentinability toperform his official duties,or commissionofafelony, andmayfill the officeby appointment for
the period ofsuspension. The suspended officer may at anytime before removal be reinstated by the governor.

SARTICLEEV
JLUDICIARY
SECTION 1. Courts.-Thejudicial power shall be vestedin a supreme court, district courts ofappeal, circuit courts and county courts.No other courts maybeestablishedbythe state, anypolitical subdivisionor anymunicipality.
The legislature shall, by general law, dividethe state into appellate court district ts andj udic ial circuits following county lines. Commissions establishedby law, or administrative officers orbodies maybe granted quasi-judicial
power in matters connected withthe functions oftheir offices. The legislature may establishby general law a civil traffic hearing officer system for the purpose ofhearing civiltraffic infractions. The legislature may, by general
law, authorize amilitarycourt-martial to be conductedbymilitaryjudges ofthe FloridaNational Guard, withdirect appeal ofa decisionto the District Court ofAppeal FirstDistrict.
SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure.- .;, ,
(a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practiceand procedure in all courts including the time fdr seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court havingjurisdiction of any


proceeding whenthejurisdiction of another courthas been improvidently invoked, and requirement thatno cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adoptrules to allow
the court and the district courts ofappeal to submit questions relating to military lawto the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. These Rules ofcourt may be repealed by general law enacted
by two-thirds vote ofthe membership ofeachhouse ofthe legislature.
(b) The chiefjustice ofthe supremecourt shallbe chosenby majority ofthe members ofthe court;-He shallbe the chiefadministrative officer ofthejudicial system and.-He shall have the power to assignjustices or judges,
including consenting retiredjustices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualified and to delegate to a chiefjudge ofajudicial circuit the powerto assignjudges for duty in that his rcspcctivc circuit.
SECTION 3. Supreme court.-
(a) ORGANIZATION.-The supreme court shall consist ofseven.justices. Ofthe sevenjustices, each appellate districtshall have at leastonejustice elected orappointed from the districtto the supreme court who is president
ofthe district at the time ofthe his original appointment or election. Fivejustices shall constitute a quorum. The concurrence offour justices shall be necessary to decision. Whenrecusals for cause would prohibit the court
from convening because ofthe requirements ofthis section,judges assigned to temporary duty maybe substituted for justices.
SECTION 8. Eligibility.-No person shall be eligible for office ofjustice orj udge ofany court unless the person he is an elector ofthe state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction of the his court. No justice or judge shall
serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upontemporary assignment or to complete aterm, one-half of whichhe has been served. No person is eligible for the office ofjustice ofthe supreme court orj udge ofa district
court ofappeal unless the person he is, and has been for the preceding ten years, a memberofthe bar ofFlorida. No person is eligible for the office ofcircuitj udge unless the person he is, and has been for the preceding five
years, a member ofthe bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, no person is eligible for the office of county court udge unless the person he is, and has been for the preceding five years, a member ofthe bar
ofFlorida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the office of county court judge in a county having population of40,000 or less ifthe person he is a member in








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good standing ofthe bar ofFlorida.
SECTION 10. Retention; election andterms.-
(a) Any justice ofthe supreme court or anyj udge of a district court of appeal may qualify for retention bya vote ofthe electors in the general electionnext preceding the expiration ofthej justice' s orj udge' s his term in the
manner prescribed by law. Ifajustice orjudge is ineligible or fails to qualify for retention, a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration of the term being served bythejustice orjudge. When justice ofthe supreme
courtor ajudgeofiadistrict court ofappeal so qualifies, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: "Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name of justice or judge)... ofthe ...(name ofthe court)... be retained in office?" Ifamajority
ofthe qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction ofthe court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term of six years commencing on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following
the general election. Ifamajority ofthe qualified electors voting withinthe territorialjurisdiction ofthe court vote to not retain, a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration ofthe term being served bythe justice 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 exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty
days after the nominations have been certified to the governor tohim.
SECTION 17. State attorneys.-In eachjudicial circuit a state attorney shall be elected for a term of four years. Except as otherwise provided in this constitution, the state attorney he shall be the prosecuting officer of all
trial courts inthat circuit and shallperform other duties prescribed by general law; provided, however, when authorized by general law, the violations fall municipal ordinances may be prosecuted bymunicipal prosecutors.
A state attorney shall be anelectorofthe state andreside intheterritorialjurisdictionof the circuit t-He shall be and have beenamember ofthe barofFlorida for the preceding five years;-Heshalldevote full timeto thehis
duties ofthe office:and-heshall notengage intheprivatepractice oflaw. State attorneys shall appoint such assistant state attorneys as may be authorized by law.
SECTION 18. Public defenders.-In eachjudicial circuit public defender shall be elected for a term of four years, who-H-e shall perform duties prescribed by general law. A public defender shall be an elector of the state
andresideintheterritorialjurisdictionofthecircuitand--He shall be andhavebeenamemberoftheBarofFlorida for the preceding five years. Public defenders shall appoint such assistant public defenders as may be authorized
bylaw.
SECTION 20. Schedule to Article V.-
(c)Afterthisarticlebecomeseffective,anduntilichangedbygeneral law consistent with sections 1 through 19 of this article:
(6)Nojustice orjudge shallbe amemberofajudicialnominating commission. A member ofa judicial nominating commission may hold public office other than judicial office. No member shall be eligible for appointment
to statejudicialofficeso long as that person he is a member ofaj judicial nominating commission and fora period oftwo years thereafter. Allacts ofaj judicial nominatingcommission shall be made with concurrence ofa majority
ofitsmembers.
(9)Anymunicipalityor county may apply to the chiefjudge of the circuit in which that municipality or county is situated for the countN court to sit in a location suitable to the municipality orcounty and convenientintime'and
placeto itscitizensandpoliceofficers and upon such application said chief udge shall direct the court to sit in the location unless the chiefjudgehe shall determine the request is notj justified. Ifthe chiefjudgedoes not authorize
the county court to sit in the location requested, the county ormunicipal it)' may apply to the supreme court foran orderdirecting the county court to sit in the location. Any municipal ity orcounty which so applies shall be required
to provide the appropriate physical facilities in which the county court mayholdcourt.
(d) Whenthis article becomes effective:
(8)Nojudge ofacourt abolished by this article shall becomeor be eligible to become judge of the circuit court unless the judgehehas been a member of bar of Florida forthepreceding five years.
(e) LIMITED OPERATION OF SOME PROVISIONS.-
(1) All justices ofthe supreme court, judges ofthe district courts ofappeal andcircuitjudges inoffice upon the effective date of this article shall retain theiroffices for the remainder oftheir respective terms. All members of
thejudicial qualifications commission in office upon theeffective date ofthis article shall retain theiroffices forthe remainderoftheir respective terms. Each state attorney in office on the effective date ofthis article shallretain
the his office for the remainder of thehis term.

ARTICLEVII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure just valuation of all property forad valorem taxation, provided:
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued fortaxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes pusposes. 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 corporation, the value ofthe proportion which the his interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value ofthe property.

ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 5. Superintendent ofschools.-In each school district there shall be a superintendent ofschools who-.Heshall be elected at the general election in each year the number ofwhich is a multiple offour for a term
offouryears; 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 law may be rescinded or repealed by either procedure after four years.

ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 3. Vacancy in office.-Vacancy in office shall occur upon the creation ofan office, upon the death, ofthc incumbent or his removal from office, or resignation ofthe incumbent or the incumbent's:succession to
another office, unexplained absence for sixty consecutive days, r failure to maintain the residence required hen elected or appointed, and upon failure ofone elected brappointed to office to qualify within thirty days from
the commencement ofthe term.
SECTION 4. Homestead; exemptions.- '
(a) There shall be exempt from forced sale under process ofany court, and no judgment., decree or execution shall be a lien thereon, except for the payment oftaxes and assessments thereon, obligations contracted forthe ,
purchase, improvement or repair thereof, orobligations contracted for house. field or other labor performed on the realty, the following property owned by a natural person:
(I )a homestead, i located outside a municipality, to the extent ofone hundred sixty acres ofcontiguous land aind 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 of the owner or the owner'shis family;
(2) personal property to the value ofone thousand dollars.

ARTICLEXI
AMENDMENTS
SECTION 2. Revision commission.-
(a) Within thirty days before the convening ofthe 2017 aftcr thc adjowunmcnt of thc 1997 regular session ofthe legislature, and each twentieth yearthereafter, there shall be established a constitution revision commission composed
of the following thirty-seven members:
(1) the attorney general of the state;
(2) fifteen members selected bythe 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 of the supreme court of Florida with the advice of thejustices.
(b) The govemor shall designate one member ofthe commission as its chairchairman. Vacancies in the membership ofthe commission shall be filledinthe same manner asthe original appointments.
(c) Each constitution revision commnissionshall convene at the call ofi tschairehairman. adopt its rules ofprocedure. examine theconstitution of the state, holdpublichearings. and, notlaterthanonehundredeighty days prior
to the next general election, file with the secretary of state its proposal, ifany, ofa revision of this constitution or any part of it.
SECTION 6. Taxation and budget reform commission.-
(a) Beginning in 2007499 andeach twentieth tenth year thereafter. there shall be established a taxation and budget reform commission composed of the followingmembers:
(1) eleven members selected bythe governor, none ofwhom shall be a member ofthe legislature at the time ofappointment.
(2) seven membersselected by the speaker of the house o representative yes and seven members selected by thepresident ofthe senate, none ofwhom shall be amemberofthe legislature atthe time ofappointment.
(3) four non-voting ex officio members, all of whom shall be members ofthe legislature at the time ofappointment. Two ofthesemembers, one ofwhom shall be amemberoftheminoritypartyinthehouseofrepresentatives,
shall be selected by the speaker ofthe house ofrepresentativ yes, and two ofthese members, one ofwhom shall be a member ofthe minority party in the senate, shall be selected by the president ofthe senate.
(b) Vacancies in the membership ofthe commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.
(c) At its initial meeting, the membersofthecommission shall elect a member vho isnot a member o fthe legislature to serve as chairehairman and thecommissionshalladoptitsrulesofprocedure. Thereafter, thecommission
shall conveneatthe callofthechairchairman. Anaffirmativ e v'oteoftwothirdsofthe full conmmissionand theconcuw enccofamajoi ;tyofthcm embers appointed bythcgov,., orpursuanttoparagi aph(a)(1), a concuicncc
ofamajoityofthc membersappointcdbythc spcakcrofthc houscofircprcscntativcspursuant toparagraph(.)(2),and a concui cncc ofa major ity ofthe icmbers appointcdbythcprcsidcnt ofthe snatepursuantto paragraph
(-a)(2)shall be necessary for any revisionofthis constitution oranypartofittobeproposedbythecommission.
(d)The commission shall examine the state budgetary process, the revenue needs and expenditure processes ofthe state, the appropriateness ofthe tax structure ofthe state, and govermentalproductivityand efficiency;
review policy as it relates to the abi i ty of state and local governmentto tax and adequately fund governmentaloperations and capital facilities requiredto meetthe state' s needs duringthenexttwenytenyearperiod; determine
methods favored by the citizens of the state to fund the needs ofthe state, including alternative methods for raising sufficientrevenues for the needs of the state; determine measures that could be instituted to effectively gather
furids from existingtax sources; examine constitutional limitations on taxation and expendituresatthe state and local level; and reviewthe state's comprehensive planning, budgeting and needs assessmentprocesses to determine
whether the resulting information adequately supports a strategic decisionmakingprocess.
(e)Thecommissionshallholdpublichearingsasitdeems necessarytocarry out its responsibilities under this section.Thecommissionshallissueareportoftheresultsofthereviewcarriedout,andproposeto the legislature
anfyrecommeinded statutory changes relatedto the taxation orbudgetary laws o fthe state. Not later than one hundred eighty days priorto the general electionin the secondyear following the year inwhichthe commission is
established, the commission shall file withthe secretary ofstate its proposal, ifany, ofa revisionofthisconstitution or anypartofitdealingwithtaxationorthestatebudgetaryprocess.


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal ofthe State of Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 5th day ofAugust, A.D., 1998.


SANDRAB.MORTHAM
SECRETARYOF STATE

Note: Constitutional amendments one through fourwere proposed by the FloridaLegislature 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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