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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: January 28, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR, NUMBER 22


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Fire Destroys Home In
Wewa Photo on Page 3A
Workers Take Advantage
of JTPA Training
Story on Page 3A
DARE Graduates Page 7A
Law Enforcement Reports
Cities, County-Page 8A
Historical Society Seats
New Officers
Details on Page 5A
Gaskin Ramp Refurbished
Photos, Story on Page 18B
Getting Ready For
Baseball!
See Sports on Pages 9-10A
"Outdoors In The
Panhandle" Page 9A
Lady Sharks Clinch #1
Seed Page 1OA


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999


Representatives



Get Right On



Gulf Assistance

VEnlist Governor's Help In
Initiating "Fast Thack" Program


Unemployed workers, family members, and concerned community members applaud comments
made by speakers during the rally in the Port St. Joe High School gymnasium.


Crowd Braves Storm


In Support of Rally

Union Representatives and Government
Officials Attempt to Answer Hard Questions
Organized labor representatives instituted a community rally held
this past Saturday in the Port St. Joe High School gymnasium to show
support for laid off workers from Florida Coast Paper Company, and oth-
ers who are now unemployed as a result of the shutdown.
Those in the crowd in attendance were appreciative of the efforts of
labor representatives, but were wanting to hear answers to some of the
questions they are facing in their daily lives. A number of those affected
were out of town looking for work. and others didn't brave the stormy
weather to attend.
---*- fi.. i- eprrSlitatie L.yntie'iul u i kk o' ho -worked-wth-t-he-+uman-
Resources department, outlined the various ways the national organiza-
tion could help the local workers.
Newly elected state representative Bev Kilmer revealed that she and
Rep. Allan Bense of Bay County would be meeting with Governor Jeb
Bush on Monday, January 25.
She had three specific areas outlined to present-asking that the
Gulf Correctional Institute annex be opened to create jobs. instituting a
task force of area leaders to work with government, and to remove red
tape which was hampering economic development within the county.
Kilmer also invited Florida AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Anthony
Hill, also a member of the state legislature, to join her and Bense in talks
with the governor. Hill also shared words of encouragement toward a
positive future with the gathering Saturday.
Port St. Joe native Jim Norton spoke during the rally on behalf of
Congressman Allen Boyd, who was unable to attend dtie to two deaths
experienced in his family last week. He delivered for Boyd a message of
(See RALLY on Page 3A)


Representative Bev Kilmer speaks to the crowd at Saturday's
community rally for laid off workers.


New Flood Zone Proposals Could Have Major Impact


FEMA Proposing
flood Zone Change
and Hike In Rates
for Insurance
Gulf County's Chief
Administrator Don Butler advised
commissioners that FEMA repre-
sentatives will hold a public work-
shop on proposed changes to
', flood insurance rates and flood
zone changes oh Wednesday,
February 10th, at,,10:00 ET, in
the commission meeting toipm.
FEMA's proposed changes to
* the flood zone could have a major
impact on development at the'
Cape, as well as other coastal
areas within Gulf County,
because of flood zone reclassifica-
tions.
During an interview after the
board's meeting, Butler explained


that FEMA's proposal would cre-
ate a new "X" zone classification
which would take the place of
what is cui-ently "B" and "C"
flood zones. ("B" and "C" are the
best zones to be in, because of
their higher land elevations and
lower flood insurance rates.:)
When FEMA created the new
zone though, they proposed to
remove much of the coastal prop-
erty from "C" zoie to "V" (flood
zone) classification. 'The "V" zone
cafiies higher insurance risk, as
well as more severe building
restrictions.

If the changes go through as
proposed, all property at the Cape
would fall under the "V" zone
(Worst flood zone). The Cape and
some portions of Indian Pass are
already under the COBRA Act
which prevents property owners
from getting federal flood insur-


ance.
But, most banks would still
loan money for construction on
property in the "C" zone since
flood insurance is not required for
loans in 'both the "C" and "B"
zones.
One local bank manager said
Wednesday morning that there
was no question they would have
to revisit their loan policy if FEMA
reclassifications went through.
All local banks would, likely
not loan money to build on
coastal property unless it is in the
new "X' zone in COBRA areas of
which 'there will be very few, if
any.'
They would probably loan in
flood zone areas outside the
COBRA because flood Insurance
could be purchased for those
properties, even though rates will
be higher.


Butler said people who wish
to express themselves to FEMA
concerning the proposed changes
should make plans to attend the
public hearing.
Cape San Bias Lighthouse
County commissioners have
.apparently been: successful in
.their efforts to keep the Cape San
Blas lighthouse intact and even
get it relit by the Air Force.
They had responded to
riiriors that the lighthouse lens
might be removed and sent to an
area, museum by writing the
Coast Guard (current owners) and
asking them to protect the his-
toric site. (The .Coast Guard is in
the process of transferring owner-
ship of the lighthouse over to the
U.S. Air Force.)
In a letter to the board, Coast
Guard officials said they share
(See PROPOSAL on Page 8)


Local State Representative
Bev Kilmer wasted little time
making good on her promise,
made to laid off workers during
Saturday's rally, to address Gulf
County's economic problems with
Governor Jeb Bush.
She and Representative Allen
Bense (Panama City) hooked up
with the governor In a teleconfer-
ence Monday, gaining his support
and assistance on several ideas to
help hundreds of laid off Gulf
County workers.
Kilmer said the governor
agreed to look into opening the
prison annex at Gulf Correctional
Institute near Wewahitchka. con-
tact Florida Coast.. Paper
Company's CEO, assist in getting
additional retraining funds
approved, try to coordinate two
prospective local businesses get-.
ting into the "Fast Track" pro-
gram, and supported
Representative Kilmer's "task
force" idea to help Gulf County.
Rep. Kilmer said the governor
was very sympathetic to the needs
of Gulf County. and expressed a

MTI Terminates
Eight Employees
According to Tommy Pitts,
manager of Material Transfer, Inc.
(MrITU. company owners have
""~'T'inhd it necessary to terminate
eight of its 10 employees at the
Port St. Joe terminal.
Pitts said this action was nec-
essary as a result of Seminole'
Electric breaching its coal hauling
contract with MTI.
Seminole filed suit to buy out
the coal hauling contract in
December. It was MTI's only cus-
tomer and was a major customer,
to the Apalachicola Northernr
Railroad, which has terminated
55 employees because df
Seminole's actions. I .
MTI announced that the
workers will be given. the.:
opportunity to return to their jobs
should operations be resumed as
a result of pending court action'
by them to force Seminole to
honor the contract. The contract
Was to have expired in 2004.
"The, company appreciates
the outstanding performance of
these good men," Pitts comment-
ed.
A generous severance pack-
age, based on tenure, was given to
the eight employees.


desire to get actively involved in
finding a long term solution to the
community's crisis.
GCI Prison Annex
One of the options discussed
was the opening of the Gulf
Correctional Institute annex addi-
tion of over 1,200 beds. Since
construction was completed, the
annex site has sat empty because
of a lack of sufficient inmate
number in the state prison sys-
tem.
Opening the annex would
have a major impact on Gulfs
unemployment roles, regaining
between 250 and 400 workers,
depending on the capacity of
operation. There are currently 38
people enrolled in corrections-
training classes at Gulf Coast
Community College's Gulf/
Franklin Center.
One of the ideas Kilmer said
they discussed was forming a pri-
vate/state partnership. This
might include leasing the annex
to a private prison firm, but man-
ning it will be state corrections
officers.
Offer Assistance to Florida
Coast Paper Company
Kilmer said the governor also
discussed intervening in the
Florida Coast Paper Company sit-
uation. trying to work with own-
ers to help find answers to their
problems with the ultimate goal
being to resume operations.
'Over 550 employees are cur-
rently laid off from the null. and
many others have also been laid
off because of the ripple effect cre-
ated by the shutdown.
"The governor is willing to
step in and negotiate with the
owners to help firfd solutions to:
their problems," Kilmer said.
"Fast Track" Program
Using the "Fast Track" pro-
gram to help expedite and stream-
line the permitting process for two
businesses interested in locating
in the area was also mentioned.
Dasco Marine and "Slender
You" businesses are currently
held up in their construction (at
Costin Air Park) because of permit
requirements.
"We also discussed declaring
Gulf County an economic disaster
area," Kilmer said. This would
open up additional areas of help
from both the state and federal
(See ASSISTANCE on Page 3)


Private Hunting Lease Program Going Well for St. Joe Timberland


When' St. Joe Company started leasing their vast land holdings two
years ago, -iere were many questions about the program.
How much will it cost? Will local people still have the opportunity to
hunt? Will there still be public land open through wildlife management
areas? How long will it last?
After arin interview with St. Joe Timberland Vice President Clay
Smallwood and Wildlife Biologist Steve Shea, it became apparent that
they are pleased with the lease program and expect it to grow in years to
come.
"We've observed a definite Increase in wildlife resources in this short
time," said Shea.
"We've experienced a few problems, but they have been very man-
ageable-especially when you consider we've got between 500 to 600
leases out there," Smallwood added.
When St. Joe entered their lands into the lease program, Shea was
brought on board as the company's wildlife biologist to help coordinate
and manage their wildlife programs.


"St. Joe is in this for the long haul," Shea said as he explained some
of the game management programs being offered to lease holders. Those
programs range from game harvest data to suggestions on supplemental
planting for deer herds.
Shea said there has been an obvious increase in deer herd quality
and numbers since lessors began managing properties.
Smallwood also noted that not just deer, but other game animals,
such as turkeys, are also proliferating as game management practices are
put into motion.
"Some of the lease holders have put greater restrictions and limita-
tions on themselves than we ever would have," he said, bragging on the
overall responsibility and care lessors have demonstrated.
Lease System Will Continue
There have been some reports in recent weeks that St. Joe plans to
take its land out of the private lease programs and switch them to a Type
II Wildlife Management System. Obviously this is not the case.
(See LEASE on Page 9)


Winter storms always seem to result in severe beach erosion on
the beaches of Cape San Bias and St. Joseph Peninsula. The photo
above shows the amount of beaches lost in Saturday's weather.


Storm Causes Erosion


Gulf County Emergency
Management Coordinator Mar-
shall Nelson said the area
received only minor damage from
the storms that hit Friday night
and throughout the day
Saturday.
"Three units at Cape Shoals
received damage by what could'
have been a waterspout or the
vortex effect of high winds in the


area," Nelson said.
The Cape area received sub-
stantial winds of 27 miles per
hour during the storm with gusts
up to 30 miles per hour. The
beach was also further damaged
by erosion.
A few trees were also uproot-
ed along with various minor wind
damage to homes.


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PAGE TWO,* THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999


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They're Hurting, Too

THERE'S AN IDEA BEING PROMOTED, now, that sounds
good. But we're not sure those who are championing the phrase,
mean it to be all inclusive of everybody. The phrase happens to be,
"We all need to watch out for each other during these trying times,
and support one another."
Doesn't that sound good?
Doesn't that make sense during these times?
Of course it does! But not all of those people experiencing
tough times are displaced mill workers or railroad workers .
. or woodlands workers ... or phone company workers ... or MTI
workers or box plant workers ... or ad infinitum.
Some of those people having tough times now, are merchants
and businessmen.
OH, BUT THEY'RE STILL WORKING, aren't they? And it's
true, they are, provided they haven't closed their doors and given
up. But the idea of helping everybody still applies. Just because
we have come to expect help and assistance from our merchants"
doesn't mean they have a bottomless pocket. It doesn't mean we
expect them to be any less generous with help to finance our grad
night, our Gold Card Club, our athletic teams, our special projects:
we dream up and ask for help in financing, our little league, our'
discounts, our contributions to this cause and that cause... such'
as assisting those who are unemployed!
Our merchants are good about financing everything we dream
up. They just grin and bear it when we then take our business to
Panama City, or someplace else. A phrase they dearly love to hear,
is, "You can get that at WalMart's!"


DURING THESE DAYS OF ECONOMIC uncertainty in Port Dr
St. Joe, not a welfare check has been missed; teachers get paid g
every month; Social Security checks continue to come; retirement, r
checks are still distributed on time and a few other -employers W
such as the county, Arizona Chemical, Premier Services, civil ser- l
vice, the post office and numerous other places we haven't men-: n
tioned continue to pay off regularly. q : '
If we could just persuade you receiving a regular check to *
spend more of it right herein Port St. Joe, you will do yourself and
your neighborhood merchant a good-deed: You might even keep ,
more than a few of them from going broke!



Stay Sharp, Men!

WHATEVER THE REASON, THE CITY failed to attract the
number of parties desiring to lease the new marina facilities they
expected to. Marinas are a hot property and we truly expected to
have more interest shown in our marina. But the fact remains, for
whatever reason; wve didn't! at least, not this time around.
The reason given by St. Joe Company may have held true for
each and every bidder. Either enough time wasn't given to prepare
the bids or consulting firms, working for various bidders, getting
costs together, just couldn't.get their figures together pyer the _hgl
idays. Given the time since the first call for bids, we hardly think
the irums failed to have enough time to consider the.r.amifcatipi,
of operating this particular marina.
WE STILL EXPECT SEVERAL BIDS to be forthcoming on
the project because we firmly believe the city has a hot property
here. Folks who live in larger places nearby have been asking
about the marina, wishing to have a place to keep their boat. It
will be a popular spot. It will be a fine marina; one that will attract
boaters from, as far away as Atlanta and Birmingham to store their
craft here.
We don't expect local boat owners to use all the storage facili- L
ties here. It's a big marina! Not as large as some. but a sight larg-
er than many others nearby, and better equipped. Nearby proper-
ty on which to develop facilities which are amenable to a traveling
clientele make it particularly attractive.
THE CITY HAS A VALUABLE ASSET here. We trust they
will have their sharp trading pants on when they finally grant their
lease for this piece of property which came to us via a "real deal".
We fell into this deal and should make the best of it.
Our city commissioners should keep in mind that some pretty
sharp businessmen \ill be dickering with them over the rights to
operate this facility, so they had best be alert and not let the city
get "skinned" in any bargain they make. Don't give any definite
answer until you discuss the matter among yourselves, consider-
ing all the ramifications.


SHunker Down With Ke



SSmarter Than He


My Dad was a curious man.
He did things at times that,,
made absolutely no sense to me.,. I
think part of his actions and reac-
tions were all a guise just to keep
us from "figuring him out". Well, if
that was the plyn, it worked on me

Youi1W. take his "anger :fori'
instance. He could get mad over
the simplest. nothing thing. Anrd
yet. when you thought he ought to'..
go through the, ceiling.... he'd be' ,
as cool as a cucumber. I'm telling
you, it was weird how he could do .
that. -... ... ,


madder he got. Leon. who was the
oldest and therefore more respon-
sible. tried to explain. "Dad. it was
lust one stink-"
"Don't make it worse b\ com-
paring, making something up. or
alibiing! The truth is you missed a
weed!" We'd get another twenty
minutes about "right and Twrong
and living and working and
'upholding your responsibility".
I didn't dare breathe. But' 1
was chopping like a madman ..
and paying extra special close
attention to every little thing my
hoe was landing on!
Not long after that, the barn
burned down. We had our hay and
a raking machine and all sorts of
feed and tools and tack and most
everything else w;e worked with in,
there,.,Gosh. that barn was bigger.,
than our house and, in our way of
life, it was often more important.
Dad hadr hbilt much of it himself .


We'd be' down in the back ,',
orty. hoeing a few rows of cotton. I kinda eased back over to one
'e were all pretty young, me or side. I was .trying- to get: Leon
)avid would miss a weed.. .. *Hed -:between me andd Daddy. I didn't :
o nuts. He'd start ranting and .know what was about to' happen,
aving about 'watching what we but a little cushion couldn't hurt..,
rere doing", '"were we just gonrna'" Dave;was behind the corn crib. ;
t the field get overrun?" "had we Dad stared a few minutes at
no pride about our work!"; he' ,,the smoldering ruins and then'
questioned our attitude, our apti-' ,turned and as calm as, could be.
ude, our dedicaton. oui lineage, said, "I'm thankfulwe' got the ani-
you couldn't be sons of mine" ,,,mals'out, let's go eat supper." ,
It was one, stinking, lousy He didn't kick the ground. HeF
reed! ..".;:: -, ;.; ... '. ,, ,;... didn't fuss. He didn't raise his
He'd goou for twenty minutes, voice. He even joked over our meal,
he more he talked about it, the "If we could have gotten home a lit-


tie earlier, we could have cooked a
big pot of pinto beans and turnip
greens.
You figure it out.
I reckon weeds with him were
more important than barns. Or
maybe it was part of the "right-
and wrong-upholding-your-re-
sponsibility" thing.
I saw this same scenario play'
out time after time.
He'd drive that Farmall .with
the narrow, v-turned-in front
wheels down the rows as we pulled
i.corn..The later it got, the faster he
"eased along". It takes a mite of
time for a little hand, to twist those
ears off. And every once In a while
.you'd comejto a stubborn one that
Wouldn't, let go! We were pulling
and throwing and pulling' and
throwing . but that wagon
would keep moving faster, slowly
getting ahead of us ....
"What's going on back there?"
"Have ya'll quit?" "Are we gonna be
out here '"til midnight?"" Leon. are
you asleep?" "Move it!" Don't tell
me you're giving all, you've gotl"
But you let one of the big back
tires on that same tractor go flat
right in the middle of our busiest
day when we had to finish ....
when he'd been yelling "hurry up,
let's go. what's the hold up" all day
long.. You'd brace for the
storm! But instead he'd hunker,
down -beside; that old tire to see
'how it flattened out'over the rim
and say, "Leon, get the wreich and,
the block."


IS by Kesley Colbert



Looked'

He was as calm as if he was:
handing out a weather report, or
commenting on one of Bro..
Hatcher's sermons. And on the.
wav into town he'd spin a story or.
two and even buy us a coke at the.
service station.
We used to shake our heads
over how he didn't know ahr
"important thing" from a hot rockl-
Amazing! "-
Make a "C" in English. ThIadt
was o.k. if he thought you were .
trying. But don't let that cow step
into the milk bucket! Striking out
with two men on in the last inning
was part of the game. Walking the
last twenty feet to your position at
second base wasn't. e f ,
He blasted me once for just ,.
giving David a little love tap to the
stomach. He, didn't say a wordl.
when Leon rolled that '51
Chevrolet down the embankment
with Jackie Burns and 'six girls-
inside. '. .'. '- .
And failure to say a simple "no
sir" or "yes ma'am" was the
worst-he skipped the yelling and
ranting part and went right to the
leather on that one.
I didn't always understand
him but let me, tell you this .....
at a very tender agjeI did under-.
stand exactly what he expected,
(and didn't expect) from me.
Listen, there wasn't no talking
back or rebelling . I toed the
line. And you icando all the macho'


(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3) .


Balky Telephone Offers Us A Period of Peace and Quiet


WAY BACK AT THE begin-
ning of the new year, we had a
stroke of good luck come our way
which afforded us with a period of
peace and tranquility we :hadn't
experienced in quite some time.'
'It happened by accident, but
I have since toyed with making it
happen on purpose at some point
in time in the future, should I get '
to longing for a-period of peace
and quiet..
The idea is so simple, I won-
der that I hadn't thought of it
before.
My phone, at home, was on
the blink and wouldn't work over
the entire New Year holiday. Itf
went out New Year's Eve and was--
n't fixed until Monday; following
the holiday.
We received zero phone calls
during this period of time. The
phone didn't ring once during
these three days. [It didn't ring
New Year's Eve, either, but I was-
n't home to hear it not ring.]


THAT MEANS WE didn't
have one meal disturbed by sales-
men trying to peddle long dis-
tance service with one company
or the other. We didn't get the
first opportunity to subscribe to a
magazine, or contribute to the
Highway Patrol magazine.
Not one personanswered on
the other end with a "Hi,
SWelesley! How- is the weather
down in Port St. Joe?"
The person calling always
thinks he/she knows your first
name and takes every opportuni-
ty to use it.
He/she will say; "Hi, Welesley


ETAOIN SHRDLU.


b by Wesley Ramsey


"The name is Wesley .W-e
s-l-e-y'. and who are you, call
ing right here when I'm attempt.
ing to eat my supper undis
turbed," I butt in.
"Oh, am I disturbing youi
evening meal? I'm sorry; but
won't take but a minute to tel
you about this once-in-a-lifetime
stupendous offer I have for only
you. I thought of you the minute
this deal became available and
didn't want to get on your list o
people with whom you wish to
have nothing to do with, by no
letting you in on the -ground flooi

There was none 'of that fot


three whole days. 'Of course, I
probably missed' out oni a lot of'
opportunities by having my telex-
phone on the fritz for those three
days.
I know I.missed out on all the
pesky calls I would have received.

I CALLED GT,. COM on
Thursday and. told 'them about
my trouble with my ;phone.
- Sharon Leslie. took the call and,
got right on it. Before the day was
over. New Year's Eve she ,had a
serviceman call at my home and
r reported: "We .checked your
I phone lines outside and found
I the trouble wasn't there., Let me
e know when'the repairman can get
y in your. house and we'll make the.
e necessary repairs in just a little.
I while." .
of That was quick and courte-
o ous action. GT Con was" on the
t, job.
r So was my.thinking process!
I,-thought to myself, now, if I
' fail to call 'bacikuntil it's too late.


for the serviceman to go out to my
house, I'll have peace and quiet.
all weekend long. I can watch the
football games undisturbed, even
by my own children!

SO, MY PHONE was ;out of
whack for the entire weekend.
Nobody called to tell me I had won
a pot of gold, so far as I know. I
missed out on several "deals of a
lifetime", I know. But, .I never
missed any key plays because of
having to answer the phone!
I didn't get any bad news the
whole weekend neither did I
get any good news the entire
weekend.. The phone didn't ring
once during the middle of the
night, with someone inquiring if
we had some purple poster paper
down at our store. Nor did it ring
asking if I would be interested in
taking a picture of his young
son's first-ever buck he had killed
that morning [and he just hap-
pened to wait until nearly mid-
night to call.]


COME TO THINK of it, GT
Com may be able to market that
interruption of your service,.
should you want to spend a quiet
weekend, 'uninterrupted.
It should fit in well alongside'
their call waiting, call forwarding,
caller identification, conference
calling, etc.
They ought to find folks right.,
ready to subscribe to that service
for a small fee. They could call it.
"call interruptus".
GT Corn won't owe me a find-
er's fee or a royalty for the use of
my idea. Just consider it my gift
to you.
You don't owe me for the idea,
but could you, maybe, get those
guys off my line who call me
about three times a week, right at
supper time, saying:-
"Hello, Welesley. Have I g6t
a deal for youl You can receive
payment for every long distance
call you make, if you will only let
me sign you sign you up for ABC'
long distance service ."


-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
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999


Workers Taking Advantage of JTPA


Assistance Through Gulf/Franklin Center


Hundreds of laid off workers
are taking advantage of the Job
Training Partnership Act (JTPA)
retraining assistance through the
Gulf/Franklin annex office,
according to Case Manager Jan
. McDonald.
In her office Tuesday morn-
ing, McDonald said the: college
has been swamped with inquiries
into the host of retraining options
and financial assistance pro-
grams available.
As she spoke, prospective
students literally lined the hall-
ways waiting their turn to be
processed into the JTPA program.
"These guys have just been
great," McDonald said.' "Always
smiling and joking."


Home Destroyed In Wewa
An early morning fire completely destroyed a residence owned by Mrs. Marty Larkin Saturday
in Wewahitchka. According to reports from the Gulf County Sheriff's Office, the .fire call was
received at 3:07 CT Saturday morning reporting the blaze at 414 Highway 71.
Volunteer firefighters from both the Wewahitchka and Dalkeith departments responded to fight
the 'fire. As is shown in the photo above, State Fire Marshall Don Cioeta is currently investigating
the blaze to determine the cause of the fire.


levels.
Job Training Funds
governorr Bush agreed to. get
actively involved:to get additional
job training funds approved for
the area.
Task Force
.Another idea introduced by
Kilmer was to form a task force
comprised of major leaders in
Gulf County. heads of state agen-
cies. herself, and Mary Helen
Blakely from the governor's office.
The group would work togeth-
er to institute both short term
and long term programs to help
Gulf.County.


Dear Wesley:
Today two people that worked
at the paper mill stated to me that
thcLcity is the reason the paper
milh Is down and they wanted to
know when I planned to bring it
back up. They were serious and
those who have made similar
statements meant what they said
too. This is an attempt to set the
record straight.
"The City of Port St. Joe in no
way. controls nor dictates what
Flohda Coast 'Paper Company
does in any decisions regarding
the papermill. Regardless of what
you may have been told. this is
simply not true. The paper com-
pany has screamed taxes and
wastewater treatment 'charges are
killing me. In our opinion, this is
a minor expense compared to the
interest payments made on the
bonds to purchase the mill. I
have been told over S25.000,000
a year is paid in interest. 'Of
course, the December payment
wasn't payed.
,The taxes in the city .are
based on 5.2408 mills. The city's
portion from Florida Coast Paper
this year, should, be
$1,035,595.45. According to'the
property appraisers,- records,
Florida Coasts taxes are based on.
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Kesley

1 (From Page 2).
mouthing, taxation without repre-"
sentation, do your own thing, child
psychologizing you want to.-if
you'd a'been there, you'd a'been
standing, right ,between nie and
David Mark.
With your mouth shut .
And a "yes sir" hanging on
yourlips.
I sometimes look around today
and am amazed at the some of the
situations, problems, dilemmas,
embarrassments and predica-
ments that we, as a nation, can get
ourselves into. We point fingers
and' complain and wonder what
happened to the guidelines and
boundaries ...,
i Maybe we've lost too many
"curious" men who had the knowl-
edge, foresight, courage, fortitude
and love .. .. to point out every
weed we missed.
Respectfully,


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regret of his absence, and a:
promise of involvement in the
plight of the economy of Gulf
County. -
Rev. Fred Morris, Executive
Director of the Florida Council of
Churches, drove up from Orlando,
Saturday morning to attend the,
meeting, and let the workers know
that the rest of Florida is aware of
their problem. He stated that cur-
rentldy the soul of America is at
stake, because too many corpora-,
tions today think that profit is the
bottom line, and forget the plight
of the workers in the process.


approximately 50', real property.-_
and 950 personal property. The
real property is the land and
buildings. Personal property
would include all the machinery
that has been reported to the
property appraiser's office as
being installed'. Since a great deal
of this property would be for clean
air, etc. requirements required by
the federal government, the city
does not have any control over
these numbers. However, since
the property was reported.-as per-
sonal'rather than real property it
will be depreciated annually plus
an additional adjustment will be
made because there were no oper-
ating as of January 1. This
adjustment will be based on the
number of months that the equip-
ment was not in use. The longer
the mill Is not operating the the
bigger this adjustment will be.
So. the question would now be
why the city would linger in start-
ing the papermill if they were in
control of opening it. As It is. we
will lose a great deal of taxes
based on the continued closure.
What does this mean to you as a
taxpayer ? Will taxes go up? All I
can tell you at this point is that
we are aware of the looming cri-
sis. and are working to to control
the situation without an increase
in taxes.
In regards to, wastewater
treatment charges, charges are
based on volume. The'. City,
Arizona Chemical. and Florida
Coast Paper pay the same rate for.
wastewater; the difference is in.
the volume. If the city sends a
total of 100,000, Arizona chemical,
sends a total.of 200,000 gallons,'
and Florida coast sends,
30,000,000 gallons. How do .you
think the costs are allocated? It is
very simple, volume times rate. If
you use 300 times as much as the
city, you are charged 300 times
more. If you use 150 times more
than Arizona Chemical, you are'


One of the lew organizations
which has provided concrete sup-
port for those affected by the lay-'
offs has been the Gulf/Franklin
Center of Gulf Coast Community
College.
Dr. Bob McSpadden, presi-
dent of GCCC, the four area board
directors, Lynn. Bloodworth,
George Duren, Greg Johnson and
Ralph Roberson have diligently
worked to provide education and .
training opportunities for workers.
McSpadden announced that the
fourth phase of the center offering
additional courses is already in
the plans.
The Job Training Partnership
Act (JTPA). administered locally by
Jan McDonald, has been very
, instrumental in immediate help
for those affected to obtain train-


charged 150 times more.'
Volumes Is everything. Reduce
the volume, and costs are
reduced. Increase volume, and
costs Increase.
Contrary to comments made
to me, Florida Coast does not own
the wastewater 'treatment plant.
Neither does Arizona Chemical.
Both Florida Coast and Arizona
Chemical are users of the.facility
and pay for that usage based on
volume. To relate this to your
personal lives, let' us assume that
you are a landowner. You have a
lease for a house. You base your
rental value on your costs' plus
hopefully a little profit. Your
leasee pays rent for 25 years. At
the end of that time. he comes to
you and wants his portion of the
rental unit. How much of your
rental unit does he own? Simple
arithmetic tells me nothing, but
you can add a thank you for that
leasee making those payments on
time. We, unfortunately, can't
even do that.
In the past. St. Joe
Corporation was not into selling
land for economic diversification.
As, the biggest landowner, this
stymied any plans or endeavors
that the city attempted to imple-
ment. However, the present St.
Joe Corporation pledged their
support to the City for improve-
ments in this policy and a leader-
ship role in attracting new busi-
nesses in Port St. Joe. This new
attitude will result in a new
Industrial Park and jobs for your
children in the future and jobs for
you in the not so distant future.
We will continue to work with
Arizona Chemical and Florida
Coast Paper in the hope that they
may reopen but we will also pur-
sue other avenues of employment
for future development
Sincerely,
Johnny D. Linton, Mayor
The City of Port St. Joe


Classic and Antique
Boat Show in Apalach
The town of Apalachicola Is
staging an antique and classic
boat show the last weekend in
April. If you have an antique boat
built prior to 1969, or a classic
example -of a traditional vessel
and are interested in showing it,
please call the Apalachicola Bay.


ing and courses designed to gar-.
ner job skills.,
In an Interview Monday. Mrs.
McDonald said she was very
impressed with the attitudes of
the affected workers. Their out-
look and attitudes 'have been
amazingly upbeat. She said she
expected to deal with depression
and anger, but has been
impressed with the willingness of
the workers to learn new skills.
Others addressing thework-
ers included Tom Wazlavek.
Northwest Florida Federation of
Labor AFL-CIO. Central Labor
Council; John Reeves, president of
UPIU Local 379; Lynn Agee. PACE
International representative; Paul
Vasquez, National AFL-CIO
Florida Field Director; Lou
Brockner, IAM international rep-
resentative; Jerry Kelley, Gulf
County School Superintendent.
Each representative pledged
his support of the unemployed
workers in any capacity that their
resources would permit.


She said at first it had
difficult for her to under
how they could maintain s
good outlook in light of all tI
ficulties they were going thr
But several laid off wo
helped her understand whel
explained, "Because ya'll a
only ones who are helping u
"It's not hard for me to u
stand why these people wa
deeply to stay in this commit
. Several local school tea
have even called and offei
help mentor on their own
McDonald said.
Approximately 200
ers/students) are cur
enrolled at the college, an
second orientation for addi


Chamber of Commerce at
9419 or visit their webs
chamber I @digltalexp.com.
All boat entries must be
erable. Entries must be el
classic example of a trad
craft or built prior to 1969,
power. Entry fee is $10.00.
Information needed to
ter your boat includes its
(for example, ,12' catboat).
'Built (ex: 1948). Builder/De
(ex: Stanton/Bolger), and
Power. Plaques will be awar
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For more information, plea;
653-9419.


been students is being held Thursday
stand afternoon at 1:30 ET. Haney
uch a Vocational Technical Center in
he dif- Panama City has approximately
rough. 150 additional workers/students
workers enrolled in the various vo-tech
n they programs also.
re the Thirty-eight students are cur-
is." rently enrolled in the corrections
inder- officer program and should grad-
at so uate in May.
unity Others are enrolled in welding
achers courses (starting February 8th at
red to Port St. Joe High School), electri-
time," car courses, plumbing (starting
March 1st at Highland View
work- Elementary School), telecommu-
rently rnications (February 1st,.partner-
Id the ing ith GT Corn), building, nurs-
itional .ing programs, civil engineering,
and many others including gener-
al education and computer cours-
es.
653- McDonald said people
ite at through the community have
joined together to help. She noted
that local doctors have worked
e trail- special hours to provide physical
other a for students, and the sheriffs
itional office provided free background
sail or checks for those enrolling in cor-
rections classes. ,
regis She expressed thanks to
Type those many people who have
Year helped so much in this time of
signer need.
Sail or Anyone wishing more infor-
ded to mation on what the program has
egory. to offer should call or drop by the
se call JTPA office at the Gulf/Franklin
Center.


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25


Years Together


On December 17th, Roger
and Kathy Thomas celebrated
their 25th wedding anniversary. A
reception'to honor this occasion


Heather Lynn Brant
Heather Crowned
"Baby Queen"
Chris and Becky Brant would
like to announce the achievement
of leiirdaughter.. Heather Lynn.
On iday, January 23. at the
Su'drst Pageant in Panama
Citv. Heather was awarded a tro-
phy for first place and crowned
"Baby Queen." She also received a
medal for "Prettiest Eyes,"
"Prettiest Attire," and "MNost
Photogenic." Mr. and Mrs. Brant
would like to extend their sincere
thanks to Heather's- sponsor,
Sherry Smith of Sherry's Styles in
Highland View.

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will be held on Saturday, January
30th from 3 to 5 in the afternoon
at the United Pentecostal Church
fellowship hall.
The church is located at 309
Sixth Street in Port St. Joe. Their
children, Kimberly, Karen. and
Kanssa inmite all Mfends and rela-
tives to attend and share in this
celebration. Your presence is the
only gift requested.

Sea Oats and Dunes
to Host Chili Dinner
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hosting its
annual chili dinner on Saturday,.
January 30, from 11:00'a.m. to
3:00 p.m., ET, at the St. Joe
Beach. Fire Station.
The dinner will consist, of a
large c ip of chili. crackers. tea or
.coffee.' and -dessert: and each
meal will cost 84.00. whether you
eat in or take out. Tickets can be
purchased from garden club
members or at the door. Your sup-
port will be appreciated.


Quilt Show in PC
The St. Andrew Bay Quilters
Guild would like to invite you to
their 12th Biennial Quilt Show.
The theme for the show will be
"Home Sweet Home." Acti\ities
%will take place from February 6th
to 20th at the Jr. Museum of Bay
County. located at 1731 Jenks
Avenue In Panama City. Opening
hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed Sundays.)
In addition to the quilts on
display. the show will feature a
boutique. fashion show of quilted
,. clothing, and an auction of quilt
blocks. These events are all open
to the public.


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Makes Return Visit


The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts is proud to pre-
sent, in a return engagement, the
Vocal Arts Ensemble, on Sunday,
February 7th, at 4:00 p.m, ET, in
historic Trinity Church, on
Highway 98 at 6th Street,. in
Apalachicola.
This group of artist/faculty
members at Florida State
University-Carla Connors,
soprano; Claritha Buggs, mezzo
soprano; Larry Gerber, tenor;
Jerrold Pope, baritone; Timothy
Hoekman, pianist; and Charles
Brewer, narrator-will take listen-
ers back a century and a half to
the literary and musical world of
Paris in a program entitled Dans
le Salon de Georges Sand In the
Drawing Room of George Sand.
Georges Sand, born Amantine
Lucille Aurore Dupin in the year
: 1804, "100 years before her time,"
would have been known in this ,"
century as a radical feminist.
.Forced by her publisher to.:,
adopt a male pseudonym because
"nobody reads books by women",
and by her financial circum-
stances to wear sturdy male
clothing rather than the elegant
gowns of her associates. she'
became a self-sufficient woman, a
popular author, and a hostess
who moved in the literary world of
Balzac, de Musset, and Stendhal,
and in the musical world of Liszt
and Chopin-with whom she had


a personal relationship.
The Sunday afternoon pro-
gram, entertainingly narrated by
Prof. Charles Brewer, will feature
piano and vocal music by Liszt,
Chopin, and other composers
whose music was performed in
elegant mid-19th century Paris
drawing rooms.
A reception for the visiting
artists and all contributors to the
1998-99 concert season will be.
held at 87 Avenue D following the
concert.
Adults' admission will be $2
and students $1; all children
under 12 should be in the compa-
ny of an adult. The lIse Newell
Fund is sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society, a 501-(c)-3 educational
incorporation.

Pancake Breakfast
The Beaches Lions" Club of
Mexico Beach will bte having Its
annual Pancake. Breakfast at the
Fish Hotuse Restaurant in Mexico
Beach on Saturday. February 6,
from, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., CT.
Tickets will be available at the
door. Come out and enjoy a deli-
cious breakfast with your
friends. Your participation in this
fund raiser will "help the Lions
Club help others in the communi-
ty."


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PSJ Garden Club Guest Speaker
In the photo above, Terry Gingerich, owner of Heart's Desire
florist in Port St. Joe, is shown as she shares tips for assembling
dried floral arrangements during the December monthly meeting
of the Port St. Joe Garden Club.
Delivering an informative talk on Gulf County's youth pro-
grams, Roy Lee Carter, Gulf County's Extension Director, was
most interesting during the 6January gathering of the members
of the club.


Will Be Wed
Tammy Michele DeMille, the
daughter of Connie DeMille of
Wewahitchka, and Perry Lee Hall,
the son of Jerry Hall of
Wewahitchka and Alice Brazier of
Tallahassee, would like to
. announce their engagement and
upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Wewahitchka High School and
Gulf Coast Community College.
She holds and A.S. degree in radi-,
ology and is working as :a radiolo-
gy technician at Bay Medical
Center in Panama City.
The groom-elect is a graduate
of Wewahitchka High School and
is employed by Stone Container.
The wedding ceremony will be
held on Saturday. February 20. at
2:30 p.m. in the afternoon, at the
Worship Center in Wewahitchka.
A reception will immediately fol-
low in the fellowship hall. All
friends and relatives are cordially
invited to attend.


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Historical
'. A new slate of officers was
,worn in by Judge Robert M.
;Moore to head up the St. Joseph
-Historical Society last Friday
night at their annual banquet
meeting, held at Butler's
-Restaurant.
New officers for the coming
-year will be Charlotte Pierce, pres-


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Society Seat
5 ident; Lynda Bordelon, vice presi-
dent; Rende Shoaf, treasurer; Eda
Ruth Taylor, corresponding secre-
tary; Valerie Jones, recording sec-
t retary; and Betty McNeill, parlia-
3 mentarian.
The historical society, whose
purpose is to discover and publi-
cize historical facts about Port St.


s New Slate of Officers


Joe and Gulf County, started in
1959, with nine members. The
society added seven new members
during 1998. The only charter
member remaining is Marie
Costin. Rende Shoaf presented
Miss Costin with a bouquet of
roses to mark the occasion.
Ms. Pierce succeeds Layman 1,


In the photo above, Vice President Ren6e Shoaf presents Marie Costin with a bouquet of roses. Mrs.
Costin is the sole surviving charter member of the St. Joseph Historical Society.



TaxAssistanceOffered byAARP

S '. Assistance in tax return not operate this year, resulting in January; but if not, previous
preparations will again be offered the increased schedule in Port St. employers, banks or mutual
this tax season. TheA.A.R.P. Tax Joe. funds should be contacted.
Aide program will provide coun- State of Florida ble
selling in tax matters to seniors interested persons should retua te of Florida ntangible
over 50 at the Stiles Brown Senior Interested persons should returns must be completed by
Center. located at 120 Library bring with them a copy of last taxpayers with significant invest-
Drive in Port St. Joe. year's return, if available, and the ments, and help will be available
The service will be offerefollowing items: in completing the appropriate
The service will be offered on. forms
Monday and Tuesdays. frorri forms.
p.m. to 5 p.m.. starting February *all W-2 forms from each The service is free and is per-
2nd and 3rd. The program will employer, if you earned a salary; formed by volunteers trained in a
continue on Monday and Tuesday comprehensivee A.A.R.P./I.R.S.
afternoons through Apnril 13th. *unemployment compensa- program. Appointments are not
The Mexico Beach Tax Aide, will -don statements; necessary, but a telephone call to
S' SA-1099Q form., if ,ou w, the senior center at 229-8466 on


paid Social Security benefits;
S all., 1099, forms (1099-INV,
1099-DrV, 1099-misc., etc.) show-,
" ig Interest and/or: dividends;
1099-R form from the payer
of your pension or annuity;
*all forms indicating federal
income tax paid;
*child care provider informa-
tion (name, employer, ID, Social-
Security number): and
*all receipts or cancelled
checks, if itemizing deductions.
All these forms should be in
taxpayers' hands by the. end of'


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or
Thursday afternoon may help'
participants to avoid duplicated
\isits


Wilkinson, who has spent the last
two years as president.
Ms. Pierce announced that
the main project of the society for
this year will be making prepara-
tions for observing the 75th
anniversary of Gulf County. They
plan to have a celebration
planned and ready by the year
2000. Gulf County was formerly a
part of Calhoun County before a
move by local people caused it to.
be divided.
Wayne Martin, Speaker
Wayne, Martin, owner of
Callahan's Restaurant in
Blountstown and an amateur his-
torian, was the featured speaker
for the evening.. Martin began his
address by posing the question,
"What is history?"
He answered his own ques-
Lion by declaring that history is
what happens today and is made
up of events and happenings,
worth remembering. He charged .
his listeners, 'Take care of history
for posterity, both oral and writ-
ten."
Martin read excerpts from a
book written by a North. Florida
pioneer and published in 1826.
The book told of social as well as
business and livelihood activities
of the day. The speaker also has a
copy of the Calhoun News, pub-
lished before the turn of the cen-
tury, in which stories of forebear-
ers of local families was printed.
He also read excerpts from letters
circa the 1870 era about personal
history.
Martin said the society
should make every effort to pre-
serve stories and tales told by.
local residents recalling incidents
that happened to various people
over the years.
"For instance," he said, "there
are several tales remembered in
Calhoun County that have to do
wi th activities of former governor
Fuller Warren. One of these 'had
to do with Warren choosing his
own burial plot in Nettleridge
Cemetery."
After the address, Jake Belin,
who was present at the meeting,
recalled Fuller Warren dedicating
the bridge across the Apalachicola
River, which was named in his
honor.
Fuller said. "I've made it so
you all can drive to
Chattahoochee and see part of
your relatives and to Raiford and
see the rest of "em.' Belin report-
ed Gov. Warren as having stated.
There were about 65 people at
the banquet.


Benefit for Breast
Cancer Research
Curves and Jazzercise will be
conducting a benefit for breast
cancer research by holding an
Open House on Saturday,
January 30, from 9:00 a.m. 'to
12:00 noon, at Curves in Port St.
Joe.
Everyone is invited to take
part in Curve's Open House and
contribute to this very worthy
cause. There will be refreshments,
door prizes, and a FREE Curves
and Jazzercise demo and work-
out.
*9:00-Sign in and, sign up
for door prizes.
*9:15--Jazzercise demo.
*9:30-Jazzercise class (lite).
*10:30-Break, door prizes,
and info.
*11:00-Curves demo and
workout.
Please make a donation and
ask your friends and relatives to
contribute as well. Donations like
yours will help researchers find a


cure for this disease that affects
all women everywhere. Please
make checks payable to Rush
Medical center/Jazzercise endow-
ment.
For more information, please
call Curves at 227-9545 or
Jazzercise at 648-9458.



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SChelsea Alexis Hawkins
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celebrated her birthday with .a
party at Burger King.
The celebration was attended
by her daddy and mommy; little
sister. MaKa'la; Peepa and
Grandma Adana.; Papa; Uncle
Dale and Stephanie; Uncle Enc;l
and Uncle Jeff. Also helping her
celebrate were Colton. Caitlyn..
and Celeste Thursbay: Morgan,
Natalie, and Hayley ?Wood;
Courtney and Hayley Ward;
Jackson Combs; Jereriy
Thompson; Austin McCulley;
Jordan Totten; and Tyler Saucier.
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Child Support Collections Set

New Record at $310.1 Million


Child support collections hit a
record high of 8310.1 million dur-
ing the first six months of the
1999 fiscal year. according to sta-
tistics just released by the
Department of Revenue.
,From the start of the current
fiscal .year in July 1998 through
the first week of January, collec-
tions grew by about 12% over the
same period of the previous fiscal
year.
"We don't claim to rival the
stock market, but 12%b Is a great
return on investment when you're
going after deadbeats who are


doing everything they can to avoid
you," said Revenue Executive
Director Larry Fuchs.
On four occasions during the
past six months, weekly child
support collections surpassed
$13 million breaking all previous
records for a single week.
They were: the week ending
October 9. S13.2 million; the
week ending December 4, S14.5
million; the week ending
December 11, 13.04 million: and
the week ending January 8. S13.1
million.


In the four years since the
Child Support Enforcement
Program was transferred to the
Department of Revenue in July
1994. the agency increased col-
lections by more than 50 ur-from
S389 million in fiscal 1994 to
S585 million in fiscal 1998.
Collections for fiscal 1999 are
estimated to reach S625.8 mil-
lion.
The Child Support Enforce-
ment Program handles approxi-
mately 840.000 cases represent-
ing just more than I million chil-
dren.


Care Closet Moves
To New Facility
On Long Avenue
The First United Methodist
Church Care Closet is being relo-
cated from the Big Barn on U.S.
98 to 322 Long Avenue just west
of 4th Street. The move will take
place Friday. January 29.
Those Involved with the care
closet would like to express their
appreciation and heart felt thanks
to Russ Scholz. owner of the new
facility, for allowing them to use
the building for the Care Closet.
The Care Closet is open from
9:00 to 3:00 on Friday. and from
9:00 to 12:00 on Saturday.. The
sponsors ask that all donations of
good. clean clothing, be delivered
to the care closet when it is open
for business.


Oysters
Shrimp *Crabs *
o Groceries Fish Sandwiches
-- A Great Hamburgers
IND a JAlSS e Beer & Wine
SC, olombo Yogurt
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S FALL & WINTER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 1 2-9 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday


FISH HOUSE

RESTAURANT
Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950
Open 7 Days A Week 11-9 CST

NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS $. .. .
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The Fish House Will Close On Sunday,
January 31st, (only) Af 4:00 p.m.

HEY FISHERMEN!
BRING YOUR OWN CLEANED CATCH.
AND WE'LL FRY OR GRILL IT FOR YOU FOR
ONLY $rS95 (includes 2 side dishes)


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r ; 812 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach 648-8207
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Every Wednesday is LOCALS DAY!

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S 95 S095


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We invite you to dine with us, and experience the wonderful
taste sensations of dishes prepared by Chef Bill!


,.' : Top of the Gulf '
A letter of thanks and a fond farewell to all of you who gra- ,
.' ciously supported me and the Top of the Gulf through the 15 .
months I was general manager I have enjoyed being a part of this ,a.
-,, community and feel blessed to have met all of you. I am moving iw.
back to my home in Georgia to be with my family and have a nice
' long rest. "
i e I sincerely hope that you will continue to support the Top of ,
Many Thanks, Y:<:<
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we will be closed-from Janudry 24" thru February 3".

We will reopen February 4" with our New Winter Hours

Thursday thru Saturday
,10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. CST

850-648-4057 -
2904 Highway 98-Suite, 3A-Mexico Beach



Seniors to Sponsor Valentine Pageant


The annual Little Miss
Valentine Pageant, sponsored by
the Gulf County Senior Citizens.
will. be held. on Saturday.
February 13, at 7:00 p.m., CT. in
the Wewahitchka Elementary
School auditorium.
If your daughter would like to.
FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from January 29th
through 31st on SR-73-near CR-
287. SR-30 near Allen Memorial
Way.
a Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
:concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
3rd Annual Forgotten
Coast Chef Sampler
1:The'. Apalachicola. Bay
Chamber of Commerce will be
hosting the Third Annual
Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler on
February 6. Chefs from all over
the Apalachicola Bay area will
display their most creative dishes
at St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Parish Hall,' located on 6th Street
and Avenue C in Apalachicola. ;
In addition to a fantastic
selection of food from the area's
most talented chefs, there will be
a silent auction featuring week-,
end accommodation packages,
gift certificates, and much, much
more.
Tickets are $25 each and will
be available at the Chamber
office. Call 653-9419 or e-mail the
chamber at chamber 1 @digital-
exp.com for more information.


enter the pageant, applications
are available at the KIDS center,
Wewahitchka Elementary, and
Wewahitchka High School. The
entry fee is S 10.00 per child. The
age groups are as follows:
Preschool (will not be Judged),
kindergarten through first grade,
second through third, fourth
through sixth, and the teen group
(age 13 to 19. This group is open
to any high school girl in Gulf
County.). ,
All participants will receive a
trophy. All proceeds will benefit
the Senior Citizens Association,
Inc. For more information, please
call. 229-8466 and ask for Debbie
or Jerry.


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SON THE CORNER OF 4TH ST & HWY. 98
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Fifth grade students at Port
St. Joe Elementary School recent-
ly participated in and graduated
from the 17 week long DARE,
(Drug Abuse Resistance
Education) Program. The 76 par-
ticipating students were educated
on what the DARE Program is all
about.
They had the chance to role
play situations involving turning
down drug offers, working 'on
their self-esteem, respecting the
* rights of others while still respect-
ing themselves, and avoiding gang
violence and peer pressure.
This is the second group of
Gulf County students to take part
in this program. The program was
specifically designed for .fifth and
sixth graders. Children participat-
ing are required to write an essay
about what they learned and how
they feel about the program itself.
A winning essay is chosen
from each class. This year's win-
ners are Lanetta Bell from Mrs.
Capps' class. Haley Watford from.
Ms. Minger's class, and Katie,
Hoffman from Mrs. Jones' class.
1998/1999 DARE graduates
are as follows:
Mrs. Capps' Class
Lanetta Bell, Joshua Cooper,
Charles Gable. Elizabeth Gibson,
Sidney Harris. Carmen Hill,
Quentin Jenkins, Karissa Keels,
Alison Kennedy, Danielle
Krasniqi, Brooke Mathes. Brylecia
McGowan. Erika McNair. Jessica
Mock, Deandra Mohr, Latreva
North, Ashlyn Parker, Emily
Raffield. Jesse Smith. Chassidy
Teeter, Tiffany Tillery. Jordan
Todd. Chiistian Watson.' Jessie
Wel'morts. and Quinnden
Williams. 4
Ms. Minger's Class
Canda Borden, Corey Bowers.
Eunece Bryant,, Terrance
S Dawson, Brian Edmonis, Edward
Fisher, Johnathan Floyd. Nicole
Ford, Robert Gay.. Aveary Hall.
Robert Hathcock, Katie. Hoffman.
Dominique' Johnson, Amy%
Kennedy, Brittany Kropp, Chancy
McArdle, Brandy Oakley. Corinna
Owens, Tavia Register, Lauren
Rochelle, Keijuan Sims, Misty
Tomlinson. Timothy Watford.
Daniel Welch. and Andrew White.
Mrs. Jones' Class
Clara Bailey, Candace
Branch, Jenna Chesser, Gekella
Clemmons, Jennifer Craig.
Brittany Fletcher. Andrew Funrr.
Daniel Garcia. Misty Hathcox.
Chad Hendricks. Leann Hinson.
Steven Indiveri. Joshua Jenkins.










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Ron Groleau, Dick Seefeldt,
Jack Kievit, Carolyn Groleau, Don
Rudd, Joan Phillips, Dennis
Sebring, Betty Rudd, and Marvine
Barker. (not pictured: Ginny
Seefeldt-took picture)
Highway Clean Up
On Tuesday, January 19, the
John C. Gainous VFW Post
# 10069 and. Ladies Auxiliary held'
their first Ilighway Clean Up' of
1999 on their adopted section of
Highway 98, between PortSt. Joe
and St. Joe Beach.
Ron Groleau, Dick Seefeldt,
Jack Kievit, Carolyn Groleau, Don
Rudd, Joan Phillips, Dennis
Sebring, Betty Rudd, and Marvine
Barker, as well as Ginny Seefeldt,
Arnetta Henderson, Shirl DeLon,
Carlos and Marcia Wight, and
Jack Hanson picked up 26 bags
-;of trash.
Margaret and "Corky" Barker
provided barbecue, chips, and
soup to the tired workers at the
post home after the clean up was
complete.


Finalists in the essay contest display their certificates [above
and below [I to r] are "Role Models" Koran Peters, Susan Medina,
Jessica Hill, Lakeythia Filmore, John Welborn, and Jim Faison.


Zacarious Jones, Adam Kennedy,
jHelen Kilbourn, .Ashton Larry,
Kayleigh Lewis, Anna McFarland.
Kieonda Millet, Jason Morris,
Rebecca Schell, Morgan Watford,


Lydia Watkins. Lauren Wells, and
Chandler Williams.
The program instructor was
Sgt. Mark Cutler from the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department.


This Week's Pound Puppies


There are many possible pets'
now being housed at the Gulf
County Pound, including three
male and one female plips. nine
four month old pups, three small
house dogs. 12 large dogs of vari--
ous breeds, one grey chow, small


CARE Has New,
]Business Hours
Chemical Addictions Recov-
ery Effort. Inc. (CARE) would like,
to announce that its outpatient
substance abuse counseling ser-
vices have new hours, whfch
began on January 27. Services
will be available every Wednesday,,
from 8:00, a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
302 Third Street in Port St., Joe.
For 'more information of for
appointments, please call 227-
'1128 or 872-7676, ext. 1.


in stature, two male half shep-
herds, and nine cats, and two
baby kittens,.
If you would like adoption
information, please call the Gulf
County, Sheriffs Office at 227-
1115' and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
NOTE: You can help end the
birth of unwanted animals. Take
your dog or cat to the vet and have
him or her neutered or spayed.

Gulf County's
Republicans to Meet
The Republican Party of Gulf
County will be meeting on
Monday, February 1, at the Gulf
County Public Library at 7:30
p.m. All registered Republicans
are encouraged to attend this
organizational meeting.


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Travel Adventure Films at St. Andrew


The Bay County Audubon
Society presents Travel Adventure
Films-full length motion pic-
tures, narrated on stage by the
photographers-at St. Andrew
Baptist Church of Panama City,


WANTED:

Parents Who Care
About '99 Seniors.
Port St. Joe High School's
Project Graduation 1999 program
is searching for parents of seniors
who are concerned and want to
help a worthy cause-our chil-
dren.
The time for .graduation is
drawing near in quite a hurry,
and plans need to be finalized for
the safe alcohol and drug free cel-
ebration of this year's graduates.
Please join those who are
already involved pon Monday',
* February 1st, at 600,, p.m. at
Aclve Styles Beauty 'Salon, locat-
ed at the Intersection of Long
Avenue and Fourth Street in Port
St. Joe. : ,


For more information, you
may call 227-3663. Remember, it's
never to late to show you care!


Census 2000

Needs Workers
According to the U.S.
Department of Commerce,
Bureau of the Census, jobs in
relation to "United States Census
2000" are now available in this,
area. Persons can earn extra
money working at census takers
and crew leaders.
Competitive hourly wages-
$7.00 an hour-and mileage
reimbursement (for field jobs)-
324 per mile-will be paid to
those interested who qualify.
Find out how and where to
apply now by calling (850) 942-
8306 for details. Testing will be
held at the Gulf/Franklin Center
at 10:00 a.m. :,on Fridays;
Thursday in the old courthouse
in Wewahitchka at 2:00; and at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center at
10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.
The Bureau of Census is an
equal opportunity employer.
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located 2 3/10 miles east of the
Hathaway Bridge on Highway 98
at Beck Avenue.
Tickets are available at the
door. The cost will be $3.50 for
individuals, $10.00 for season,
and students get in free.
On Thursday, February 4,
come experience "A British
Summer," by Jim Cole.
Experience a summer in the
British Isles. Visit the hustle and
bustle of London. Tour the beau-
tiful countryside of Yorkshire and
the North York moors. Bask in the
sun of the British Riviera,
Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham.
Walk through the ancient abbeys,
castles, and beautiful parks.
On Thursday, February 11,
come watch "Chile," by Stan
Walsh. Chile awaits your discov-
ery. Unforgettable scenery,
unspoiled forests, spectacular
fiords, and the mysterious
Atacama Desert where rain rarely


falls--all this, plus the story of
Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile's liber-
ator-await you.
For more information call
785-9357.

Tutors Needed
Volunteer tutors are still
needed for the Library Family
Learning Program that will be'.
starting soon. If you are interest-'.
ed in tutoring in this literacy pro-
gram, please call the Port St. Joe
Library at 229-8879 or the
Wewahitchka Library at 639-2419,
right away. Training will be held.
soon, and the libraries need your
help.


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Sina & Talents Contest
The third annual singing tribute dedicated to the memory of Luverne Lowery,
Youngblood has been expanded to include a talent contest and an arts and crafts
show. The event has ,been renamed Panhandle Memorial Gospel Sing and has been
Moved t' the Port St. Jbe Centeninial Building :to accommodate a larger crowd. The
Main Singing Event featuring Craig Pippin & Destiny, Tammy Kirkland, Glory
Bound, Elizabeth Youngblood McCormick & The Gospel Heirs and many
others will be Friday,: February 12, 1999 at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

The Talent Contest and Arts and Crafts, Show will be on saturday,
February 13, 1999, at 10:00 AM. Many participants in the Talent
Contest will gather for a Singing' Finale Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM
Eastern time. All events are scheduled for the Centennial Building and
surrounding area' with food and refreshments at all events.

TALENT CONTEST
Saturday, February 13, 1999, 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Two prize packages (one for
soloist and one for a group) for amateurs will be provided by Big Time Music Group
in Nashville, Tennessee. These packages include 24 hour Studio Time, a 24-track digi-
tal recording, a Nashville Producer, a Nashville Studio Engineer, four Nashville Union
Studio Musicians and 300 tapes. The total prize package is valued at $6,000.00. There
is a possibility that a recording contract will be offered. Big Time Music Group owner
Samuel Corley III kill be in attendance at the Contest. He will be scouting all the tal-
ent at the contest for his recording label. Artists represented by Big Time Music
Group include Aaron Wilburn, The Blackwoods and Elizabeth Youngblood
McCormick, a native of Port St. Joe. Big Time Music Group records at H.I.S. Studios
owned by LaVerne Tripp located at Trinity Music Broadcasting Network (TBN).
The entry fee donation for the contest will be $75.00. Questions and registration for
this contest will be handled by Mrs. Charlane Morris of WGWD Radio at 850/773-2358
or by mail at 2150 Sunny Hills Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428. To secure your time slot for
the day of competition, register early, as this will be "first come first serve."

We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for Port St. Joe and they
Florida Panhandle. God bless you.
Admission $5.00 Advance tickets can be purchased
"I from your local merchants.4 -
.... Paper company and railroad employees free admission. ,


76 Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program


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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999


5 Drug Arrests,

More Pending
According to a press release
from Sheriff Frank McKelthen,
several persons were arrested this
past weekend by .Gulf County
deputies on drug-related charges
which ranged from possession of
cocaine with intent to distribute
to possession of marijuana.
Last Thursday. January 2 1st.
Nicholas Morning (20, of Port St.
Joe) was arrested with one count
of the sale of crack cocaine, and
George E. Baxter, Sr. (44, of Port
St. Joe) was charged, with three
counts.
City police officers located
Baxter during a separate investi-
gation and turned him over the
the sheriffs office.
On Friday, January 22nd,
Aaron Touchet (22, of Port St. Joe)
was arrested for possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. That same night,
officers arrested Carlos A. Morris
(27, of Port St. Joe) for possession
of marijuana.
Also on Friday, officers served.
a search warrant on the residence
of Kim Griggs (32, of Apalachi-
cola). Officers found Griggs in the
process of cutting up pieces of
crack cocaine. A quantity of
money, along with the drugs was
seized. Griggs was charged with
intent to distribute.
Sheriff McKeithen noted that
several other arrests are currently
pending.
QUINN LOCATED
Additionally during the past
weekend, narcotics officers also
assisted the Panama City Police
Department with the arrest of
Rocky Quinn (19. of Port St. Joe),
who was wanted on several viola-
tion of probation warrants from
Gulf County.


(Beach PD Log)

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
JANUARY 18TH TO 24TH
During 'the last week the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 110 calls for service,
and there were no reports of bur-
glaries, assaults or thefts.. .. &
Dunng this same penod. offi- -
cers of department Investigated
two traffic crashes involving no
injuries, and resulted in a com-
bined property damage assess-
ment of $6,000. The officers
issued 16 traffic warnings and.
four citations.
POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
The department would like to
congratulate Patrolman William
J. Latza for being selected as its
"Police Officer of the Year".
Patrolman Latza, along with other'
officers from area agencies, was
honored by the Crime Stoppers of
Bay County on January 25th.
Patrolman Latza fosters a
community philosophy and is
Mexico Beach Police Depart-
ment's "Community Policing
Liaison". Patrolman Latza initiat-
ed a property identification, child
identification, Gatekeeper, and
Neighborhood Watch Program for
the City of Mexico Beach.
His efforts have not gone
unnoticed as evidenced through
nurierous verbal and written
commendations from the
community for helpfulness and
for initiating programs.
Patrolman Latza can be seen
riding a police bicycle throughout
the city during many of his shifts
to increase citizen awareness and
be more responsive- 'to the
community. He voluntarily
attends numerous courses to
assist the department in imple-
menting its community policing
programs.



PSJPD Report

HIT AND RUN VICTIM
Thursday, January 21st, at
approximately 4:47 p.m., Port St.
Joe Police Department Officer
Glenn Norris investigated a two
car crash in the parking lot at
Burger King.
According to information
received, an older model white
four door car (possibly an LTD or
Cadillac) driven by an elderly
white female, hit a van that was
legally parked. The driver then
drove away, leaving the scene of
the crash. There was also a young
white female in the vehicle as a
passenger.
The vehicle in question
should have damage to the right
rear tail light. Anyone with infor-
mation in reference to this inci-


dent is asked to contact Officer
Norris at 229-8265 or 229-2677.
DRUG RELATED CHARGES
Thursday, January 21, just
after 7 p.m., George E. Baxter, Sr.
(alias: Boggy), 44, of Port St. Joe,


was arrested by Sheriff Frank
McKeithen for sale of crack
cocaine (three counts).
Officer Norris also charged
Baxter with possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of
crack cocaine (residue).
According to information
received, Baxter had three out-
standing charges for the sale of
crack cocaine that had been filed
by the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department. During a search
incident to the arrest, Baxter was
found to be in possession of a
crack pipe with residue.
ACTIVE WARRANTS SERVED
Friday, January 22nd, at
about 4:00 a.m., Nicole S. Rivers,
27, of Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Officer Deborah Holloway on
four active warrants. The war-
rants were issued for charges of
worthless check, two. counts of
failure to appear, and violation of
probation. The amount of Rivers'
bond for all four charges totaled
$2,700.
CRASH YIELDS CITATION, INJURY
Also on Friday, the 22nd of
January, at approximately 4:24
p.m., Officer Norris investigated a
crash involving two vehicles at the
intersection of Monument Avenue
and Second Street.
According to the officer's
report, a van being driven by
Kathlene H. Patterson was travel-
ing north on Monument Avenue
when it ran the, red light and col-
lided with the vehicle. that was
driven.by Pamela J. Lowery.
Patterson was Issued a cita-' c
tion for failure to obey a traffic.
control device. An injury was
reported as a result of the crash..
but assistance from emergency'
Medical services was refused.
DRIVING UNDER WRONG INFLUENCE
Saturday. January 23rd, just
after midnight. Clennis Harvey,,
62, of Port St. Joe, was an-ested
by Officer Chris Teeter for driving
under the influence.
According to Teeter's report,
Harvey's vehicle was stopped in
reference to suspicion of driving
under the influence. Further
investigation revealed that Harvey
was operating a vehicle while
under.the Influence.
A legal test was performed to
determine the alcohol content of
Harvey's breath; the results of the
test was 0.148 and 0.152.,
MOTORING WITH Too MANY POINTS
Shortly after 8 a.m. on
.Saturday. January 23rd, Willie G."
Massinger. Ji'.,'56. of Port St. Joe.1-
was arrested by Officer Russell
Burch for driving with a suspend-
ed or revoked license.
According to the report oin
file. the officer 'observed
Massinger driving and, having
prior knowledge that his license
had been suspended, stopped the
vehicle. Massinger admitted that
his license had been suspended
for the accumulation of 24 points
Son his license.
VIOLATED PRE-TRIAL RELEASE
On Sunday, January 24th, at
approximately 1:07 a.m., Vincent
Edward Riley. 35. of Port St. Joe.'
,was arrested by Sergeant James
Hersey for violation of a court
order.
According Hersey's report.
Riley was on pre-trial release from.
the Gull County Jail. but violated
the release when he consumed an
alcoholic beverage.: Riley was
arrested and transported to the
Gulf County Jail without incident.
TAG SHUFFLE CITATION
Also last Sunday, at approxi-
mately 2:43 p.m.. Donna
lcCraney Glass. 43. of Eastpoint.
was cited by Officer Norris for
attaching a tag not assigned. The
tag in question was displayed on a
white, two door, Toyota Celica
hatchback. but was registered to
a Chrysler.
STATE LAW
REGARDING OPERATION OF
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES '
All-terrain vehicle usage has
greatly increased in the past sev-
eral years. Along with this
increase there has also been an
increase in all-terrain vehicle
related injuries.
Unsafe operation of all-terrain
vehicles could result in death; or
serious; injury. Nearly one-hallf orf
all individuals injured in all-ter-
rain 'vehicle accidents are chil-
dren under 16 years of age, and
over one-half of all individuals
injured in all-terrain vehicle acci-
dents do not wear any type of pro-
tective equipment.
It is the intent, through the
adoption of Florida Statue
316.2074, to provide safety pro-
tection for minors while operating
an A.T.V. in the state.


All-terrain vehicles may
only be driven on private
property and shall comply
with state law. All-terrain
vehicles are not equipped nor
designed to be driven on road-
ways, and are designed for
off-roadway use only.
Law enforcement person-
nel are -charged with the
enforcement of any all-terrain
vehicle violations. Fines for


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: Public Bingo! Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Cash Prizes. $250 jackpot by numbers
(every Tuesday night) '
*Dr. Mullis will be at
*A.A.R.P. meeting in Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens Center,
*Birthday and Valentine Party at the
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Dr.0. Lee Mullis wilibe at the Port St.
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are $35 and parents may also:
be cited for allowing persons)
under 16 years of age to oper-
ate these vehicles in non-con-
formance to the Florida
statute.
All-terrain vehicle means any
off-highway. vehicle 50 inches
(1270 mm) or less in width, hav-
ing a dry weight of 600 pounds
(273 kg) or less, traveling on three
or more low-pressure tires,
designed for operator us onely
with no passengers. having a seat
or saddle designed to be straddled
by the operator, and having han-
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the county's interest in protecting
the character of the historic site.
They agreed to leave the light-
house intact as ownership is
transferred, and the Air Force has
committed to relight the struc-
ture.
The lighthouse keepers quar-
ters and property have already
"oficlally been transferred'to the

vehicle unless the person wears a
safety helmet meeting, United.
States Department of Transpor-
lation standards and eve protec-
Lion.


Air Force. Commissioners have
requested that the Air Force move
one of the houses out of harm's
way from beach erosion and the
Air Force has already committed
to refurbish the other unit.
Commissioners hope the
other quarters might be restored
at some point and time in the
future.
Question Sunshine
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. questioned the board about a
meeting held with St. Joe
Company and whether or not .it
was held in violation of the
Sunshine Law.
He asked County Adminis-
trator Butler who was present at
the meeting.
Butler said board chairman
Tommy Knox, commissioners
Warren Yeager and Billy Traylor,
and himself were at the meeting.
Commissioner Yeager said he
had found out about the meeting
scheduled with Butler and Knox
from a St. Joe representative and
dropped by to listen in.
Traylor added the representa-
Lives just dropped by to say hello
and offer their help.
Peters reminded the board of
:-rules and regulations they must
abide by when holding a meeting,
which prompted a brief verbal
exchange bet-ween himself, and
Commissioner Traylor concerning
the meeting.
Water Drafting Stations
Commissioner John Stanley
suggested the board look into set-
ting up several water drafting sta-
S' uions along creeks and waterways
in small rural communities for
volunteer fire departments to
have a quick water source when
fighting structure fires in those
areas.
The board agreed that the
idea sounded good. They asked
board attorney Tim McFarland to
look at the legalities of draining -
water from creeks and waterways
in that fashion before setting up'
an experimental site..'


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In Other Business
*The board approved prelimi-
nary plats and minor variations
for five subdivisions. They also
denied two building variance
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*Decided to hold a workshop
on the county's culvert installa-
tion and maintenance policy one,
hour prior to the board's next reg-
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Crooks In Florida's History" on 28th


The Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, in conjunction
with the Speakers Bureau of


Florida Humanities Council, will
present a program on "Characters
and Crooks in Florida History" at


Outdoors in the

Panhandle ..
by Gene Childs
,, Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
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The Golden Globes recently
aired and was watched by an esti-
mated 150 million people in 125
countries all over the world..
Jack Nicholson sat elbow-to-
elbow with Tom Hanks,. who sat
behind Jim Carrey, :who was next
to Faye Dunaway, who sat across
from Peter Fonda, and on and on
around the room. As the camera
spanned from one star-studded
table to 'another, I noted not
one-not even one--of my T.V. or
movie favorites was to be seen.
Deer hunting's best weeks'
are yet to come. As the rut begins
in earnest, hunters should spend-
every possible minute in the
woods.
Rattling antlers and grunt:
tubes have their followers, but
the most important "secret" to
getting that trophy during the rut
is to simply be in the woods as
much as possible. Nearly half of
Florida's top twenty bucks taken
last year. were from Northwest,
Florida counties, so the trophies'
are possible.,
Wind, rain, aptd near tornadic
conditions stained both fresh and'
salt water this week: but fishing,
like the tides, never stops in the'
Panhandle. Jack Wingate reports
that the hybrids and stripers are
stacked i up below the Jim
Woodruff Dam so thick the water
is soupy.; Speckled perch will'
soon spawn in' six foot depths,
and Jack also predicts a good'
year for bass this spring.
Speckled trout fishing stops
in Northwest Florida February 1,
through the 28th, so a weekend
trip may be in order. Tom Brocato
frorri Broke-A-Toe's says the trout
are biting good on chartreuse
grubs under equalizer corks in
Indian Pass.
Fish strong-moving tides.
Other bets could include Wetappo
Creek, Crooked Island Sound, or
the '. channels along the
Intr coastal. ..
When the water clarity and
wind allow, the red snapper and
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The reefballs out of Mexico Beach
still have ample keeper snappers,
and occasionally, a keeper-sized
grouper.
Sandy Reef out of St. Joe is
also producing quality catches of
snapper and grouper. Some nice
black sea bass and very large red
drums have taken up on these
new artificial reefs also.
Further offshore, the snapper
and grouper are bigger and have
had very little pressure recently,
so those spots out in 100 feet
depth or more should produce
well. The sheepshead and floun-
der fishing is slow starting, but
.the rangemarkers and the buoy
line are where the action will be
when it heats up.
As award after award was
handed out at the Globe gala, not
one mention of my favorite actors
was heard. Where was Bill Dance,
Hank ,Parker, or Mark Sosin.
These men, labor week after week
in the, hot sun or inclement
weather, and their co-stars can
be extremely unreliable in front of
the, camera-some days they are
almost lock-jawed, and somdays
they just don't show up.
Without make-up or cue
cards these actors continue to
instruct millions. of fans week
after week., As., the last of the
awards were, presented to -those
other actors, I brightened my
spirits by remembering how one
of our local boys took Tinsel Town
by storm years back and no one
dared question, his reign.
His acting abilities, though,
were described as stiff and
mechanical, but he beat the odds
and became a mega-star. The
envious tried to run him off or
scare him off. These scared
Hollywood-types even shared up
a rumor that he had died, and
said he would never come back.
Just when they thought it
was safe to wade back into the
murky depths of film-making, our
local boy, a rather toothsome
star, came back again even bigger
than ever, and that's no fish tale.


7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January
28, in the Carriage House of the
Raney Museum.
This presentation by Dr.
Robert L Gold, historian and
author, will provide a look at the
lives and times of some of the fas-
cinating characters and crooks
found in Florida's history.
Included will be personalities
from all five centuries of Florida's
existence who will be vividly
revealed with their most memo-
rable deeds and schemes.
Their cunning and quirks will
be presented along with their con-
tributions, concerns, and suc-
cesses. There will even be a char-
acter from the Apalachicola area.
Don't miss it. Bring a friend;
invite yourself Refreshments will
be served. Admission is free.
The Apalachicola Area
Historical Society is a 501-(c)-3,
non-profit incorporation in the
State of Florida, and is the Citizen
Support Organization for the
John Gorrie State Museum, and it
is well known as the sponsor of
The Ilse Newell Concert Series.

Final'Date to Sign

Up for Little League
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball officers have announced
.their final registration for the
1999 season to be held Saturday,
January 20th from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. in the Port St. Joe Fire
Station meeting room.
As the result of a pledge made
by a member of the community,
fees this year are: .
T-Ball/Coach Pitch, ages 5 to 7,
$20;
Minor/Major League, ages 8 to
12, S30; and
Dixie Boys, ages 13 and 14,
S35.
If you find that your child us
unable to play this season due to
a financial hardship, please regis-
ter them anyway, the officers will
provide a way.

Umpires Needed
The Port St. Joe Dixie base-
ball League officers are looking for
umpires to call baseball games for
the 1999 season. As soon as pos-
sible, all Interested persons need
to contact Buddy Hamm (presi-
'derit) at 229-8686, Randy Phillips
(vice president. Dixie Boys) at
229-8590, or Joey Tarantino (vice
president, Dixie Youth) at 229-
1029.


Getting Ready to "Play Ball"
., Shark and Gator baseball teams officially began practice. for the upcoming season Monday
(January 25th). Pictured above, new dugouts are being constructed at the Sharks' baseball com-
plex. Work is currently underway on both the Sharks' and Gators' playing fields.


Lease.
Cont'd from Page 1
Smallwood did say the com-
pany was in discussion with the
state to go to a user pay wildlife
:,,vi'management system; at Moore's
SPasture and Aucilla, both of


which are currently under the
WMA program.
He said recently passed legis-
lation was supported by the game
commission to create the special
uqser pay wildlife management
areas in an effort by the state to
help keep private land open and
available for public use.


Under the program. the num-
ber of user permits to be sold.
would be determined by the game
carrying capacity of the land.
Hunting permits would, then be
sold, and a prescribed amount of
money would go to the property
owner for opening his land to the
program.
Cost of. those permits have
not been determined yet because
the program is still in the plan-
ning stage. Smallwood said that
information would be made avail-
able as soon as the, process is
complete.
He also noted that there is
still some St. Joe land available
for lease in Gulf County.'


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The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is spon-'
soring a bowhunting class on
February 6 for serious archers.
The class will be taught from 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the,
Tallahassee Bowhunting Associ-
ation facility on Spring Hill Road
in Tallahassee.
"The purpose of this class is


Open Baseball

"Trading Post"
As always, this community
comes together in times of need.
Due to the economic situation in
Gulf County. the Port St. Joe
Dixie Baseball League is opening
an equipment "closet"--hopefully
stocked with cleats, bats. gloves.
pants, batting gloves. etc.
If you have any baseball
equipment-new or used-to
donate or trade in, please bring it
to the concession stand on the
day of try-outs or drop them off at
Cox Associates.
... Try-outs are on Saturday,
February 6th, at 10 a.m. at the
Dixie Boys, field and 1:30 P.M. at
the youth fields on Tenth Street.
The.Cox Associates' office is locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS -
BID NO. 9899-13,
The Gulf Counrv Boara f. Counn Commissioners
will receive -ealed bids from inv person company
or corporauon iaer-l.eid rin providing the County
iLh l the IollUing ,od' r.ices ,, ,
Two (2) Used Type I Ambulances with
stretchers, sirens, and light packages
(further specifications on file in the
Clerk's Office)
Complete bid specifications are on file in the Office
of the ClerK of. the CitrOmi Court for Gulf Counry
Should you hate an, que ilonr.. call Shane
McGu.fin at 850 229-8002
Deliery Date must be specified. liquidated dain.
ages for failure to delner on the specified date will
be S25 00 per dly
Please mdicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BiD and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be recenied until 5:O "cluh PM
Eastern, Time. on ,reba 6 at the Office of
'te Clerk of the Cui,:uit Coun 1000 Fifth SUtr'"
'R.om 148 Port St Joe Flondi 32456 Fleleph.:re
850-22 I .. ," .
The" Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: TOMMY KNOX
CHAIRMAN
2tc. January 28 and February 4, 1999.


to provide advanced instruction to
the bowhunter on such topics as
the fundamentals of bowhunting,
safety, hunting techniques. stalk-
ing, trailing, and sportsmanship."
said Lt. David Crosariol. Regional
Hunter Education Officer.
"The use of bows and arrows
is one of the oldest methods of
taking wild game that is still in
common use today," -Crosariol
said. "The principles are still the
same, but modern technology has
brought many changes to how
bows and arrows look and func-
tion."
"New materials and technolo-
gy have increased the effective-
ness of bows and helped make
archery a sport anyone, young or
old, canexcel-at and enjoy."
Participants should dress for
hunting and bring a lunch and
their.own bowhunting equipment,
including bows and arrows (field
"points and broadheads).


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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999


Sharks Win Two In Ocala


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No medicine can be really effective in curing an illness, if
it has, by the time it reaches your home, lost its potency.
Just as certain foods can deteriorate if not kept properly, so
can medicines.
Some drugs must be refrigerated to retain their powers -
such as insulin, certain eye drops and many types of
vitamins. With other medicines exposure to light is the
culprit and special containers must be used to keep light
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S ST. JOE 61, OCALA VANGUARD 44
ST. JOE 85, OCALA FOREST 67
H The Tiger Sharks, ranked #1
in.Class 2A, traveled to Ocala this
past Friday and Saturday for
A / games with Ocala Vanguard ahl
Ocala Forest.
m On Friday, playing at Central
Florida Community College, the
Sharks led 24-22 at the half, but
,-,. pulled away for a 64-41 victory.
On Saturday, they led 37-35. at
the half. and once again increased
- their lead to an 85-67 final.
In Friday's game, four Sharks
were In double figures--James
Daniels with 16, Travis Jenkins
14, Kedrick Larry II1, and Mosi
Quinn 10. Saturday's game once
again featured double figure
scores, with Daniels again leading
the scoring with 25, followed by
Jenkins with 14, and Quinn with
10.
Daniels was selected "Most
Valuable Player" for the game by
the Ocala Star Banner.
"Our guard play offensively
has improved from the beginning
of the season," said Coach Vernon
EppineLte.
"However, our inside game,


both offensively arind defensively.
is not improving, and our guard
play is spotty at best. As we close
out our regular season, these
areas must improve for us to be a
,success,/in the,, post season,"
Eppinette added.
The Sharks host Blountstown
Friday night with a middle school
game at 5:00, followed by the
Junior varsity game at 6:30, and
varsity at 8:00. A Shark victory
would clinch the 4 1 seat in the
upcoming district tourney.


ST. JOE (61) Quinn 10, Chambers
2, Daniels 16, Larry 11, Jenkins 14,
Lewis 4, Bailey 4.
OCALA VANGUARD (44) Knox 6,
Long 4, Florence 2, Barber 12,
Thompson 2, Rhodes 10, Jones 8.

ST. JOE 55, MARIANNA 39
Tuesday, January 26
The top-ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks traveled north
Tuesday night to face the
Marianna Bulldogs. The Tiger
Sharks took a 20 point lead into


halftime (33-13) and held on in
the second half for a 55-39 victo-
ry..
Kedrick Larry led the Port St.
Joe offense with 14 points. James
Daniels followed with 12 and
Travis Jenkins knocked down 10
for the Tiger Sharks (18-2).
ST. JOE (55) Larry 14. Daniels 12,
Jenkins 10, Chambers 9. Lewis -4, L.
Larry 3, Gant 3.
MARIANNA (39) Smith 19,
Williams 6. Thomas 6. Holder 5,
Hodge 2. Davis 1.


Lady Sharks Clinch #1 Seed.,


ST. JOE 82. APALACHICOLA 14
Thursday, January 21
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Improved to 12-5 on the season'
with Thursday's 82-14 blow-out
over Apalachicola. Port St. Joe led
48-8 at halftime and outscored-
Apalachicola 34-6 in the second
half of play.
Five Lady Sharks stored in
double digits with Lyndsy
KlUpatrick leading all scorers with
16 points. Bonnie Belin, Courtney
Lenox, Evette Gant. and Lacey
Johnson each chipped in 10
points for Port St. Joe.
ST. JOE (82) -- Belin 10. Lenox 10.
Gant 10. Kllpatrick 16, Johnsonr 10,
Kilbourn 4, M. Johnson 2, Towner 5,
Royster 8. Adkins 7.
APALACHICOLA (14) Green 2,
Jones 4, Sennell 4, Carglll 2, Ray 2.
Friday, January 22
Due to the hazardous travel-
ing conditions last Friday night,
the Lady Sharks' regularly sched-
uled game against Freeport has
been rescheduled for this coming
Saturday.

ST. JOE 77,-WEWAHITCHKA 20
Tuesday. January 26 ,
The Lady Sharks clinched the
4 1 seed for next week's District 2-
3A Tournament, which will be
held in Port St. Joe on Thursday,
February 4 and Friday, February
5.
The Lady Sharks jumped out
to a 52-10 halftime lead and
pulled away in the second half for
a 77-30 victory over Wewahitch-
ka's Lady Gators.


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from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In the Port 5t. Joe fire Dept.
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to keep. Players must accompany parents to registration for
uniform sizing. Registration fees are due at the time of sign-up.



THE LEAGUE OFFICERS HAVE JUST BEEM NOTIFIED THAT A
$10 PER. REGISTERED PLAYER DOnATION HAS BEEn
PLEDGED BY A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR YOUR
CHILD IS $40, YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY $30!


Attention, Parnts--Trgout
for age G 7 g'and 10, plaegar age it who were in
the Minor League lNat Oseon, and all first-time plagers
with the Port 5t. Joe League will be held Saturday,
February 6th beginning at 1:30 p.m. 5MHARP!
i f > All Dixie Bo Plaler

''/ (13-14 years) will report for tryouts on
S5aturday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m.
-. 5HARP! Report to the Dixie Boys' field'.
'located adjacent to the Sharks' baseball
stadium and the Centennial Building.


Bonnie Belin led the #111
ranked Lady Sharks with 13
points. Katie Kilbourn followed
with 11 and Courtney Lenox
chipped in 10 for Port St. Joe (13-
5, 4-0).
Lindsey Carter led Wewa-
hitchka (2-12. 0-4) with six
points.
ST. JOE (77) Klbourn 11, Belin 13,
Lenox 10, McDowell 2, M. Johnson 2,
Tannlngton 2, Gant 9. Towner 3.
Kilpatrick 6, L. Johnson 8. Royster 3.
Adkins 8.
WEWAHITCHKA (20) Kramer, 4,
Mooneyham 2, McMllian 3, Berens'3.
Carter 6. Gdlbault 2.

Baxter Finding
Success at Uniy,
of New Orleans-
Desmond Baxter, a 1996
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 1998 graduate of
Chipola Junior College, led the
University of New Orleans to a 61-
61 victory over Louisiana Tech In
last Thursday's Sun Belt
Conference game in New Orleans.
Baxter had a game and sea-
son high 24 points, 14 in the sec-
ond half of play. He was seven of
11 from the field and hit six of iis
nine three point attempts, the
most three-pointers by a U.N.O.
player in three seasons.
Desmond made four three-
pointers in the final 8:30 minutes
to rally the Privateers from a 21-
point,deficit to snap a four game
losing streak. It was the second
highest comeback In school histo-
ry for the Privateers.
Baxter's three-pointeir-,ith
4:08 remaining put the University
of New Orleans ahead for good at
58-56. He scored 11 points in the
final five minutes of the game for
the Privateers (11-9, 2-3 In
Sunbelt Conference).
Desmond is averaging 8-9
points per game (fourth on the
team) and has made 25 three-
pointers this season (second on
the team).


Girls' Softball Time!
It's time to pull out those bats
and glovesll! The second and final
day of registration for Port St. Joe
Girls' Softball will be .,peld
Saturday, January 30th, from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at. the
Port St. Joe Fire Station.
Registration is open for girls
age 5 through 14. The cost of par-
ticipation is $30.00 for ages 5, 6 &
7 and $35.00 for ages 8 through
14. The age cut-off date is August
31st. If you will be at least five
and not older than 14 on August
31st. you are eligible to play.
If you have questions, you
may contact Denise Strickland at
227-1159 (days) or 229-6571
(evenings), or Holly Atklns at 227-
l 59 (days) or 827-6722
(evenings), or Pam Davis at 229-
8792 (evenings).


Shark Cheerleaders Put On Halftre Sho During Recent Basketball Game At Port St. Joe High School
Shark Cheerleaders Put On Halftime, Show During Recent Basketball Game At Port St. Joe High School


GULF COUNTY

HOOPS ACTION
Port 5t. Joe Tiger Sharks
Jan 29 Blountstown
Jan. 50 at Apalachicola
Feb 2 at Panama City Bay
Feb. 5 .at Quincy Shanks
Feb 6 Quincy hanks
Port 5t. Joe Lady Sharks
Jan 29 at h1 Fla Christian
Feb 1 N. Fla Christian
P5J Middle School Sharks
Jan 28 Carter-Parramore
Jan 29 Blountstown
Wewahitchka Gators
Jan. 28 at Bay High
Jan 29 Apalachicola
Feb 5 at ,Apalachlcola
Feb 6 at Corroncale
Wewahitchka Lady Qators
Jan 28 at Mosley
Feb 1 Monticello
Lady Moopster Playoffs
Feb 4-5 District--f Christian
Feb 9 Regional 1/4 Finals
Feb 11 Regional Semi-Finals
Feb. 15 Regional Finals
SFeb 17-20 State Tourney


Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club has re-
scheduled several of its monthly
pistol matches for Saturday
morning. January 30th. Four
matches were rained out during
the past month, and if there are
enough competitors and Interest,
the club will try to shoot all of the
matches.
The matches Include the
hunter pistol metallic silhouette
match, a police pistol combat
(PPC) match, a .22 rimftre bulls-
eye match, and a centerfire bulls-
eye match.
Which matches and the order
of the matches will be finalized on
Saturday morning. The metallic
silhouette match consists of 40
shots and any suitable pistol may
be used. The PPC match requires
a centerfire handgun and 60
rounds of ammo. Each bullseye
match will require 60 rounds of
ammunition.
Shooters may shoot in just
one match or all four of the
matches. For additional informa-
tion call 229-8421 or 639-2667.
All club members are remind-
ed to renew their dues as soon as
possible. If a member has not
received his/her renewal notice,
or If anyone needs Information on
joining the club, call Roger Brown
at 763-3302.


Three Sharks Named To

Class 2AAll-State Team


The Port St. Joe High School
Sharks' football team produced
three members to the Class 2A
All-State football teams.
Quarterback James Daniels and
running back Jim Faison, both
seniors for the Sharks, were
selected to the third team offense.
Mark Williams, also a senior, was
a third team defensive selection.
Daniels completed 43 of 84
passes for 891 yards, 10 touch-
downs, and threw nine intercep-
Lions. Out of the quarterback
position. James rushed the foot-
ball 85 times for 464 yards-5.5
yards per carry-and scored nine
touchdowns. On defense, he had


64 tackles and led the Sharks
with four interceptions and four
defensive touchdowns.
Faison led the Port St. Joe
offense in rushing this season
with 1,208 yards on 110 carries-
11 yards per carry-and scored
11 touchdowns. On defense he
had a team high 143 tackles and
caused four fumbles.
Williams had 93 tackleton
defense, a team high 11.5 sacks,
and had five tackles for a loss of
yardage. On offense, he rushed 28
times for 264 yards-9.4 yards
per carry-and scored one touch-
down.


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Flood Damage to Gaskin Boat Ramp Is Repaired


Gulf County is using its
state funds designated for
improving boating to
improve the quality of pub-
lic landings, and to repair
damage done to the ramp
at Gaskin Park during last
year's flooding.
Shown in the accompa-
nying photos are scenes
taken at the Gaskin State
Park landing, which is
located at the end of State
Road 22, which dead-ends
at the Apalachicola River.
The top photo shows a
bulkhead at the site of the
boat ramp which was
repaired with the coopera-
tion of labor furnished by
Gulf CorreCtional Insti-
tute. The ramp is to the
left of the bulkhead and
drops some 10 or 12 feet
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999 ) .tGE 1B


Duggar Speaks to Rotarians

About Gulf/Franklin Center


"There are approximately 700
full and part time students
presently attending classes at the
new Gulf/Franklin Center," Leigh
Duggar told the Rotary Club last
Thursday at their noon meeting.
The college is providing classes
for out-of-work mill workers,
assisting them in prolonging their
unemployment payments.
Ms. Duggar said that the local
annex to Gulf Coast Community
College is currently offering 17
computer classes. "We'd only
planned for three at this point in
our existence,'" she said.
In addition, the college is
offering current students courses
in basic English, math, business
training, telecommunications.
welding, plumbing, and any class
the students need to provide cred-
its toward their A,S. degree..
"We will offer any class there
is sufficient demand for," she
said.
New classes do not have to
have many enrolled since they
can be offered through electronic


access if the class is offered at the
main campus in Panama City. As
few as three to four students can
take a class in this manner, which
is monitoring the class in
progress on a TV set with interac-
tive capabilities.
The speaker said that the
center is beginning a class in for-
eign language in the fall. She said
that at the present time, the
school is offering day and night
classes which are filled almost to
capacity.
Ralph Roberson, a local
trustee at the college, told the
club that expansion is already
under way and should be open for
classes at the fall semester.

"It has been received very well
locally, better than we expected,"
Roberson said.

The student census is made
up of about 60% from Gulf
County and 40% from Franklin,
Ms., Duggar stated.


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side the ramp to protect it
from future erosion by
high waters.


Commissioner


Rep. Allen Boyd Secures Seats

Son Important Subcommittees


On January 20. Congress-
man Allen Boyd ID- North Florida)
was appointed to/the Military
Construction Subcommittee and
the Agriculture, Rural
Development, Food and Drug
Administration, and Related
Agencies Subcommittee on
Appropriations.
Last month, Congressmanh
Boyd secured a seat on the exclu-
sive Appropriations Committee for
the 106th Congress. The Commit-
tee, recognized as one of the three
most important committees in the
House. is responsible for deter-
mining where the nation's limited
federal dollars will be spent.
As a fifth generation farmer,
Boyd will bring the farmer's, per-
spective to the Agriculture
Subcommittee and provide new
representation to North Florida's


growers and consumers. In this
new position, Boyd will work to
strengthen federal agriculture
programs important to the
Second Congressional District
and guarantee that America will
remain agriculturally self-suffi-
cient in the 21st century.
As a member of the Military,
Construction Subcommittee,
Boyd will work to ensure that
Tyridall Air Force Base receives
adequate resources to handle its
current mission and meet the
demands, of its newr role as the
base for F-22 training.
"I ani pleased to announce my
assignment to the Agriculture and
Mil-Con Appropriations Subcom-
mittees. These positions \\-ill give
me the opportunity to assist the
agriculture industry and small
family farming operations


throughout -my district and work
for the interests of Bay County's


Billy


Traylor said the project
was estimated to cost
approximately $40,000,
but the utilization of
prison labor allowed the
project to be completed at
a fraction of the estimate.
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the rip rap which was
applied to the slope of the
ramp.




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9"W. ae9d( &a es


B! A&K PSJ Elementary School Honor Roll
By: LIndSay Williams Port St. Joe Elementary' Jennifer Bland, Amelia Brock- Matthew Gannon, Devin Guillot, Stafford, Zachary Tar


1998-'99,
Welcome to another week of
Shark Talk.
The F.C.A.T. will be given to all
tenth graders February
2nd and 3rd. Good
luck to all our sopho-
mores.
Students and par-
ents: Progress reports
will, be sent home
February 5.
Attention juniors:
You must pay your
dues if you wish to
attend the Prom.


Congratulations to
the Class of '99 Hall of '
Fame. They are:
Rebekah Cope, Jim
Faison, Jessica Hill, Rikki Leigh
Johnson, Rachel McCroan, Farica
Quinn, Matt Terry, Krystal


BULLD06 NEWS

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .. Sarah
Murnan. Rebecca Furr, Caroline
Allen, Lenora Weimorts, Rashetta
Langston, and Jesse Smith.
Bulldog Beat
The Bulldog Beat, our school
newspaper, is now on sale for 50
cents in Ms. Minger's room. Each
copy has a coupon for a free
doughnut. What a sweet deal!
Attention Parents
The school encourages good
attendance, that is why it is
school policy that'on the first day
Sa student returns back to school
- after an absence, 'ie/she must
bring a note explaining the reason
for their absence. If an absence
extends beyond five days, parents
are requested to notify the school
office regarding the reason for the
absence.
Florida Prepaid College
Friday. January 29, is the
deadline to enroll in the Florida
Prepaid 'College Program. For
more information, please call 1-
800-551-4723.
F.C.A.T.
The Florida Comprehensive
Test will be given to our fourth
and fifth grade students on
February 2 and 3. The F.C.A.T. is
.a test designed to measure bench-
marks in the Florida Sunshine
State Standards. Students take
F.C.A.T. reading tests in grade
four and mathematics tests in
grade five.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Friday, February 5. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Teacher Inservice
School will not be held on
February 15 and 16 due to
teacher inservice.
Spring Break
School will not be held March
15-19 due to our Spring Break
holiday.
Label Collection
Our school is collecting
General Mills and Campbell Soup
labels. Please send these to school
today!


~SctoIN~ewgs


By: Margaret Gibson
Congratulations to all the
eighth graders who successfully
completed the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test on
Tuesday and Wednesday. Yea! No
more FCAT till the tenth grade
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week"!-for sixth
grade, Anna Craft -and Jessica
Rddgers. "Student of the Week"
for eighth grade is Brad
Blackmon. Last week, Vicki Reed
was the eighth grade "Student of
the Week".
Last Thursday, the eighth
grade basketball, team lost to
Marianna 46-23. The top scorers


Tharpe, and Lyndsay Williams.
Congratulations seniors; you rep-
resent our school well.
The Tiger Sharks played this
past weekend in Ocala.
They won on both
I ; Friday and Saturday.
They play again Friday
in "the Dome" against
the Blountstown
Tigers. Saturday they
travel to Apalachicola
in a battle between the
"Sharks".
The varsity girls'
basketball team will
host districts on
S. February 4th and 5th.
S They will play the win-
ner of the Blountstown
versus Wewahitchka


':30 ET. Come out and
ir girls.
riext week..


News Column'
Faith Christian School

This week the Lion's Tale will
feature several articles and poems
by students at Faith Christian,
Mrs. Phelps Our
First Grade Teacher
By Kristen Smith
Some .of you may remember
Mrs. Phelps from last year. She
was a part-time substitute for,
Faith Christian School, and this
year she is back as our first grade
teacher. She enjoys it here at
Faith.
Mrs. Phelps has recently
returned from overseas; in 1993,
she was a-teacher's aide for hand-
icapped. children. She has'been
kind enough to share some of her
overseas experiences with us.
During the Gulf War she was
working in a daycare center and
remembers the first day of the
war. She said. -There were guards
at the front door greeting her with
guns." .She remembers going to
get her mail one day and on her
way back she noticed a man with
a gun following her.
She said "I did not take much
note of the guard shack on the
way in, and I realized that I had
not shown my identification card
to them." Luckily, Mrs. Phelps
survived the ordeal; and we are
glad she is here now as our first
grade teacher. Please go by and
visit Mrs. Phelps if you get a
chance. She is a great teacher
and has interesting stories to
share. :
Fire Among Kids
By Rebekah.Peterson
The Port Saint Joe Fire
Department visited the element "
tary grades several weeks age to
teach the kids about fire hazards.
The department talked to the kids
about the importance of not play-
ing with fire. The children also
learned that there are conse-
quences for playing with'fire.
Many of the students got to
take a tour on one of the depart-
ment fire trucks. The children
really enjoyed meeting some of
the officers. We would like to send
a big thanks to the Port Saint Joe
Fire Department for taking the
time to talk with the students.


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were Raye Bailey (15 points) and
Adam Nixon (six points). The sev-
enth grade basketball team was
also defeated 51-19. Josh Duty
scored nine points; Simon Collins,
four; and Keith Manley, four.
The basketball boys played
Roulhac at 5:00 and 6:00 in "the
Dome" on Monday. The boys'
team will play on Thursday, and
Friday, January 28th and 29th (at
5:30 and 5:00). Come out and
support our team. Gook luck,
boys!
Attention girls Registration
for the Port St. Joe Girls Softball
League will be held Saturday,


School would like to announce"
the names of those students who
made the honor roll for the last
grading, period. .' .
All A's .
Third Grade--Kathryn Ar-
nold, Eric Brumbaugh. Francle
Burgess, Jessica Chancey. Sam
Ellmer, Samantha Fenaes, Kiara
Fenn, Stevenr Fennell, Alex
Flanagan, Grant Glass, Meagen
Langley, Samantha Layfield,,
Bryce Nelson, Leah Ogden, Kristfa '
Parker, Summer Stitt, Jannao
Walther, Lenora Weimorts, Jackee '
Whitfield, Lacey Williams, Haley
Wood, and Matthew Wright.
Fourth Grade-Dustin Alford,


Sman, Julie Butler, Kali Costin,
Sam Cox, Jimmy Curry, Amanda
Davis, Samantha Denton. Ange-
.lica Drlesbach, Warren Floyd,
Josey Freeman, Justin Hicks,
Zachary Lee, John Pace, Leland
Ray. Heather Sadler, Zeke
Stevens, and Lance Watson.
Fifth Grade--Jenna Chesser,
Charles Glenn, Brittany Kropp,
Kayleigh Lewis, Emily Raffield,
and Haley Watford.
All A's & B's
Third Grade-Mason Adki-
son, Carl Beard, Mitchell Bowers,
Amber Brogdon, Britton Brown,
Bianca Falcon, Jasmine Fennell,
Barbara Fields, Jordan Fletcher,


Wewahitchkaf Elementory :

School NeWs .

By Linda Whitfield d '


Felicia Trese Is .
"Student of the Week"
Teresa Altman, second grade
substitute' teacher for Melanie
Hinote, chose the seven year old '
daughter of :Kevin and Deanna
Trese, as her choice for "Student':
of the Week". Felicia likes to play
Nintendo and she thinks she:,
would like to be a teacher when
she grows up.
She likes to play with Brittany
and watch her favorite t.v. show
"Wheel of Fortune". She also likes
the color pink and songs of
Shania Twain. Mrs. Altman says
this about Felicia-"Felicia is, a.
bright and sweet girl.. She is
always ready and anxious for any-
thing. I'm proud to choose her for,
'Student of the Week'." She will
receive a free pizza from Will
McLemore at the Dixie'- Dandy.
Congratulations!
"The Field: a Poem by Daniel
McNamara -.4.-
S "I .am a plain, a wide-open"
space, a dream. Yes, I'm a field. As
the flowers grow and the birds:
nest. I grow with happiness. But.
when the ants leave and the'
plants .die, I grow with loneliness.
So if you make the flowers grow,
the birds nest and visit me. I will'


be happy."
Fun Friday on January 29
The second grade teachers at
WES will be hosting Fun Friday
on January 29.. This is a money
making project and it will allow
teachers to- buy extra things for
their rooms. It. will begin about
1:30. Come on out and buy some-
thing! ,
Sympathy
Mr. Wooten, the faculty and
staff, would like to extend its sym-
pathy to Doris. Jean Whitten in
the death of her uncle Roy Rish,
Jr. Mr. Rish died of a massive
heart attack on Sunday, January
24.
How Many Have One?
Friday at the math meeting in
my (Linda Whitfield's) classroom,
I announced that I was going to
..buy a special treat for our class-
room. ".What, what?" they asked. I
said I was going to buy a CD play-,
er for our classroom. "Does any-
one have one at home?" Every
hand but mine went up!
Dates to Remember:
*February 2 3-FCAT (Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test .-


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by, Larry A. Mathes, '


Congratulations to Nervin
Colvin for being chosen WHS'
"School-Related Employee of th
Year". She will now compete
against others in our system fo
district, regional. and.,state recog
nation. Selection could .mean a fei
extra coins in the pocket!
This attempt at recognition c
those' who. serve our school I
overdue. Just, think of trying, t
operate a school without thes
support .persons who run th
offices, assist in classes, cook an,
.serve food, clean the building
and maintain the physical schoc'
plant from top to bottom! '
Thank goodness "there ar
employees who are,willing to per
form these services, often for les
money than might be available
outside of education.' I guess yoi
could say the same about teach
,ers.
Well, Florida Writes! is "in th
books"-now prep for FCAT th
first week of Februaryl For us i
means eighth and tenth grader
must perform well. Last year w
took this test with little prepare
tion, and our scores were not ter
rible, but yet low enough to mak
us realize we had a lot of work t


January 30 at the fire station. -.
Upcoming Events ..'
There will be a School
Advisory Council meeting
Monday, February 1st at 5:30 In
the Media Center. Progress
reports, calendar of events, and a
newsletter will be sent home
Friday, February 5th.
The 8th and 9th of February
are the dates for the Regional
Science Fair. Good luck to all the
participants. The Valentine Dance
will be. held February the 12th.
February 15th and 16th are
teacher inservice days-NO
SCHOOL!


This year we have followed a
plan that' we expect will show
improvement. Money was spent
purchasing practice materials,
teachers were inserviced, and stu-
dents have been. subjected to the
importance of doing their best on
this set of reading and math tests.
Lord, I hope it works!
You may have heard that
"block scheduling" 'is being
reviewed with some thought of
changing again,. Well, it is being
reviewed, as it should be, but it
doesn't mean a change is in order.
After three years, it is time to
take a: look, to see if this type of
scheduling has resulted in some,
improvements for students. If not,
maybe some adjustments can be
made in the .present schedule.
Most things have to be fine tuned
from time to time.
If you have an opinion about
block scheduling, make :lt known
to an administrator or a board
member-but try to be specific.
Identify the items that might sway
you one way or the other.
Congratulations to Kyle
Millirons,' William Owens, and
Monique Adkins for taking first,
second, and third place in the
VFW Essay Contest.
Baseball and softball practice
is officially underway as of
Monday-both. squads have
schedules thatwill keep.them and
us busy all Spring. Track has
started also under Coach Jay
Bidwell with meets beginning'in
the near future.
I know Gulf County's eco-
nomic picture is dim at present,
but try to support your school's
sports if you can. I wish we didn't
have to charge for games, but the
costs of these programs makes
that unlikely. Help us when you
can! Have a great week.


Carson, Howse, Shamel Julius,
Torie Layfield, Tiffany Lemois,
Rene Lewis, Carolyn Marley,
Ricky Pasco, Leslie Pope, Matthew
Rich, Courtney Ward, Brittany
Whitfield, and Morgan Wood.
Fourth Grade-Sarah Allen,
Mica Ashcraft, Whittany Barnes,
Jeremy Baxley, Rodney Besore,
Michael Byrd, Andrew Canington,
Crystal Coachman, Nicole Colvin,
Courtney Craft, Matthew Dodson,
John Ericson, Justin Henderson,
Ashley Hopper, Connor Johnson,
Rashetta Langston, Ethan
Littleton, Wayne Mullins, Della
Price, Kevin Quaranta, Scott
Quintana, Tyrek Sims, Kayla
Siprell, Jared Smith, Paige


*February 2-Ground Hog Day
*February 5-WES Progress
Reports
*February 15-16--Inservice (No
School)
Thanks GCI!
They do so much for us and
we are so grateful. This time we
got the cutest little rocker. And as
it goes, everyone wants one ....
Special Thanks
Renee Gortemoller's class
would like to give special thanks.
to Hubert Six for his hard work
and dedication. Mr. Six does
group counseling with Ms.
Renee's class one day a week. He
also hosts special award cere-
monies and parties for all acade-
mic improvements each student
makes throughout the school
year.
He works with each student
on improving self image and feel-
ing positive about oneself. Way to
go Mr. Six! You're the BESTI
Cafeteria Update
The WES cafeteria is getting a
face lift. International flags are
displayed on three of the walls,


antino,


Natasha Tate, Courtney Thomp-
son, Cody Varner, and Julia
Wigsten.

Fifth Grade-Lanetta Bell,
Daryl Black, Canda Borden,
Candace Branch, Josh Cooper,
Ashley Davis, Troy, Davis,
Terrance Dawson, Latasha
Fennell, Johnathan Floyd, Nicole
Ford,. Andrew Furr, Matt Gable,
Elizabeth Gibson. Aveary Hall,
Sidney Harris, Carmen Hill,
Leann Hinson, Katie Hoffman,
Elizabeth Kilbourn. Danielle
Krasniqi. AnnaJ McFarland,
Jessica Mock. Co p Owens. Misty
Tomlinson. Jes ie Weimorts,
Lauren Wells, and Andy White.


and I might add that they are high
enough to resist the temptation of
little hands! It reminds me of the
United Nations lobby in New York.
Qld blinds are coming down:
and new window treatments are
going up. Come by and have
lunch with us and notice the dif-
ference. The third grades are
studying Canada in social studies
and the Canadian flag was the
first thing they noticed.
Annie Oakley Weston
The Girl Scouts and their
leaders, Pam Lister and Cindy
Weeks, recently took their girls to
Becky Weston's home to explain
various things about horses.
She told them how to put the
bridle on, the saddle, and how to
groom the horse. She told about
horseshoes and how to mount the
animal. She told them how to-
clean out the hoof and lots more.
Annie Riley, Angie Johnson,
and Hannah Price's grandmother,
Jeannie, accompanied the girls.
Hannah and Meleah Lister tried
their hand at galloping. The girls
were working on the badge,
"Horse Lovers".


SHighland View Elementary School

from Hi ghland View*Elementary School


Dates To Remember .. .
February 2nd-3rd-FCAT (fourth
and fifth grades).
February 2nd-Ground Hog Day.
February 5th-Progress Reports.
Congratulations to Our
"Teacher of the Year" .
Charlotte Willis! Mrs. Willis teach-
es third grade in Hurricane terri-
tory. She has been a teacher for
the. past 10 years with the last
three being. in the Gulf County
school system.
She received her elementary
education degree from Mercer
University in Atlanta, Georgia.
She resides with her husband,
Robert, at Gulf Pines in Money
Bayou and they. have two adult
daughters, Julie and Elizabeth.
We are very. proud for her to
receive this award. Her students
have said it best ...
S Beth Blackmon "I like
Mrs. Willis because she's a nice
teacher. She lets.you do some fun
stuff and some hard *stuff."..
Dalton Richter ... "I like Mrs.
Willis because. she teaches me'
math, spelling and English.
Thank you for teaching me."
Amanda Lucas "She
teaches us a lot of good stuff..
She's the second nicest teacher
I've ever had. I want to thank her
for teaching us."
'Corey Weeks.. :"I think Mrs.'
Willis is good and nice. And she's,
funny!"
Misty Nabors. I think Mrs.
Willis is a very, very nice teacher.
She's fun and she's my first best
teacher and I wish I had her for
my aunt.
Mrs. Willis' belief and goal is
as she stated: "If I can reach one
child every day, my goal of being a
successful teacher will be met."
Congratulations to Our
School-Related "Employee of
the Year" Carolyn Peak.
"Miss Carolyn" has been at
Highland View Elementary as sec-
retary for 19 years.
She has many "hats" under
her title and serves them all well.
She and her husband, Jerry, live
in Highland View and have two
adult daughters, Tonya (Mrs.
Bobby Plair) and Joni (Mrs. David
White). She has a granddaughter,
Jordon, who is the apple of her
eye.
The students best say it-
Darren Hamilton "She's
nice."
Cody Robinson "She's
nice. She likes people. She helps.


them. She takes care of the school
and stuff. She gets along with
people."
Cody Shearer "She's nice.
She helps people."
,, Kaylee Young. "She's nice.
She likes to have fun with the
kids. She likes her job."
James Flowers "She's
nice. She' funny!"
Congratulations to the
1999 BETA Club Qfficers .
President, Alisha Chavous; :Vice
President, Jeremy Couch;
Secretary, Joy, Martin'. ; and
Treasurer, Taylor Green.
Storytelling Is An Art .
and, that is just what Pat Nease
did with words.. She made thp
, words and sentences become
exciting stories for fifth graders to
kindergartners. The. intent looks,
the oohss", the laughter told
the .story of how the students
reacted and enjoyed her stories.
The older grades even learned
how to do it'. storytelling, that
is .. .
Mrs. Nease is a storyteller
who also is the librarian at Merritt
Brown Middle School in Panama
City. We really enjoyed her and
learned a lot from her. Thank you
for coming to Hurricane Territory!
We also thank the Arizona
Chemical Cultural Arts Grant for
making this a possible event.
LAST WEEK' There Are
Many Things My Dad Can Do" .
our feature story published in
last week's issue of the Hurricane
News was written by Highland
View Elementary School fourth
grader, Brandon Chehardy. '
BETA Club News The
BETA Club will host an afternoon
SValentine's Party from. 1:00 to
2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12.
Admission will be 25 per person
from kindergarten to fifth grade.
There will be music, dancing, and
fun types, such as ."Bunny Hop",
etc. Students, make plans to
attend.
Guidance News: .
Learning Disability, continued ...
Learning disabilities are complex
problems and are not "cured" by
diet,. sugar restriction, mega-vita-
mins,'or other means.
With the proper help, children
with learning disabilities can
become successful. Thomas
Edison and Albert Einstein were
learning disabled, but went on to
make great contributions.
Knights of Columbus .
Free Throw Contest is Saturday .
Forms are in the office if you
are interested in participating.


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Rev. Carey In Revival

Services At Oak Grove


Rev. David Fernandez and the
congregation of Oak Grove
Assembly of God cordially invite


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

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


Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
.Sunday School .............................. ...................10 a.m.
Morning Service ............................................... 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..,:.. ........ ...... ...................7,p.m.
Thursday Praise & W orship ..................................... 7 p.m.
S'. "GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor


:" FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
; CHURCH A
'' I Sixteenth Street
508 SLxteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. 0
Adult School .,. 11 a.m. o
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
S. R .. -- C Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr Blvd.
Pasror Rer. J. Rcfd CameroH


First tBaptistChurch
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S. A/len We/born Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minitaer o, Music & Youth,
Sunday School .... ........... .. 9:45 ar
r Worship Service .. ... . . 11:00 ar
Disciple Training. . .... ... 6:00 pr
Evening Worship' ....... .......... .7:00 pr
Wednesday Prayer Meeting '............7:00' pr


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


--. ".Teaching the Truth of God's Word
'FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


801 20th Street


Port St. Joe


229-6707


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 FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Constitution and~7v[onument


rt "Constitution andMonument
P ort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


,Sunday School ,..........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .. ..... 11:00.a.m.

(,850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship '. .. .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


e Baptist Ch
r BUa T THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WIL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THE WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLE5 15AIAH 40:351
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http:s//www.homtown.com/grace


everyone to join them in revival
services from Monday, February
1st to Wednesday, February 3rd,
with missionary evangelist Robert
Cary. The revival will begin at 7
p.m. nightly.
Cary first came to Florida in
1953 from Logan, West Virginia.
After going into the ministry, he
pastored in New Smyrna Beach,
Port St Joe, Dade City; and Alton.
He also served four years as
Youth and Christian Education
Director of the Churches of God
in Florida.
In 1978, he went to the Virgin
and Leeward Islands as mission-
ary. In 1985, Cary came back to
serve as Missions Representative.
Then, in 1994 he was appointed
as Project Coordinator for all of
Asia.
Two years later, the evangelist
accepted an appointment as
Regional Superintendent of
Northeast Asia, .which includes
the countries of Korea, Japan,
Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan,
Malaysia, and underground work
in the Communist


S" Singing Messenger Quartet


Singing Messengers Qpartet In. Concert
m White 'City First Baptist this group from First Bar
m Church will feature a concert by ,.Church in Panama City,. For
m the "-Singing Messengers Quartet" theirr information. please call E
M in its morning worship hour. '2915
beginning at 11 a.m. (ET). .on -Mardi'i' '
m, Sunday.January31-st. : Mardi Gra, s....
Everyone is invited to join the S Joseph Catholi Ch
co ng regation anrd be bhlessed:-.I bI -


Italian Festival
Our Lady ',of Guadalupe
Catholic Church of Mexico Beach
will. hold its annual Italian
Festival and meal on Friday.
Janibary 29, from 4:30 to 6:30
p.m., CT. '. '
Adults and take out orders
will be $6.00, and children under
12 will' be $3.:00. The meal will
include Italian pasta with hearty
meat sauce, salad, dessert, and- a
drink. -


ptist
fur-
827-

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Urch


will be. conducting its First
Annual Mardi Gras_ .Gala on
Saturday, February 6. There will
be New Orleans-style food. music,
and dancing. The event is open to
'all residents of Port St. Joe. Chef
John Golon is preparing a magnif-
Lcerpt collection of Cajun flavors.
'Advance sales reservations
1kre required. Cost is .7.50 per
-person in costume and $10.00
!per person Aot in costume. The
event will be held at the parish
hall, located at 202 20th Street.
'7stivities w ll1begin at 7:00, p.m.
Fo reservations,, please call 227-
I3444, 227-3259, or 647-5316.


T he fritendly place to irsip0

SFirst Bptist Church
S'" Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SEFR'.'ICES
'se"' Worship ;Sundays' at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p:m.
_,,f o y Bible Study, Sitidays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
SL s, wednesday .-- Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
... ,.,, .Please inOte, all times central!
Located at 823' N. 'Sth St.,' Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California *'648-5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


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


nday


On January 30, 1
United Methodist Chu
at 1401 West, 23rd
Panama City, will hosi
Series Caring Ministry
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:bOC
The half-day wor
consist of three session
to both enhance careg
of participants and to
gregatlons explore
expanding caring n.ai
workshop is design(
open to Christians of
naUons.
The first session:
"Ministering to
Ex-penencing Grief." P
will learn about the gr
the stages of grief, a
minister in each' of th

The second session
vide an introduction
Stephen Series. explain
is, how it works, and h
gations can get invi


Forest Park
rch, located
Street in
t a Stephen


The final session of the work-
shop will be "How to Care in 'a
Distinctively Christian Way."


Visiting First Baptist
Craig Pippin & Destiny, a gospel: group well-known to this
area, will be appearing in concert at the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe on Sunday, January 31st, with the service begin-
ning at 7 p.m. Everyone throughout the community is invited to
attend and enjoy the musical talents of these young men. For
more information, please call 227-1552.

i

Christian Witness

SIn Philemon 1:8, we find,
l "Accirdcingly, though I am bold
enough in Christ to command
you, to. do what is required, yet
-for love's sake I prefer to appeal
to yQu." '
SMost of us do riot like it if we
are commanded ori ordered to do
things.. Paul says there is a bet-
Oliver F. Taylor ter way. This is to appeal for
Visitation Minister,. First love's sake.
United Methodist Church ,John Wesley once said,
"Sour, Godliness is the Devil's
*religion." The Christian witness should never be nega-
tive. It should lead us toward Christ and away from the
devil and hell. The witness should be firm, but always
be done in love. This is not always easy when we deal
with difficult people. We always need to depend upon
Christ when we make' our witness.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St lJoe Beach, FL 82496.i :)
;,- A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVFN[NG WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meedng, Bible Stud. & Prayer Meeting; dhoir Practice 7:00 pmr
Y)0 ras' anad sde t ar rh" Lord is good: blessed is the ma'n that trusteth in Hinf'
Plei'e aC'cept this. invitati,,o to join us in .r,. hlip God bless you! (
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For inkirmiition concerning our Lbus Turnisir, please call 6-4".51)26 -4


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St.'Joe'
Church Office 227-1493 Gus carpenter,. Pastor.,
:Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
.'.'" Sund'ay Morning W'-rship ... .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday .Evening Service . ... 6:30,p.m, .
Wednesday . ... .... .'.. 7:00p.m.
We Invite You to Come -
Experience the Power of Pentee6ot With Us



Firqt "n'ttedMe Mb aist, Chturcfh
S-- '111' North 22nd Street Mexic'oBeach, FL 32410

Sunday Woshipd '.
S Services ............... 9:00 a.m,,apnd 11:00 a.m. CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
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. JOEt
7:30 and 11:00-a.in (ET)
I' Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHNS WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

STHE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love!


Discover God's Love! .r
Everyone welcome

SLong Avenue .
BAPT,IST 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.inm.. (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 -51
heavens


I


y Workshop 'The cost of the workshop is
p.m. $15 per person or $50 for a group
of five or more from the same'cori-
kshop will gregation. .For more information,
is designed or to register to attend the
living skills Stephen Series Caring Ministry
help con- Workshop, please call Forest Park
ways of United Methodist Church at,785-
nistry. The 6296.
d for and'"
all denomi-, 5th Sunday

n will be Fello ship
Those The saints, and. friends of
Th pnose Apalachicola First" Born Church
participants of The Living, God will bee in fel-
ief process' lowship with Victor' Temple on
gse SSunday, Janua, -31, at '11:30
ose stages. a.m. at the WIG center on Peters.
Street in Port St. Joe Pastor
in will pro- Bishop Horace Solomon and the
n to the congregation will be in charge.
ning what it Pastor Gathers and the church
low congre- family cordially in\ite everyone to
olved. this service. Dinner will be served.


Evangelist Robert Cary


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY JANiJARY 28. 1999


Special Music Services At.

HV Baptist Church on Fri.
Pastor Jud Waldrop and the
congregation of Highland, View
Baptist Church welcome everyone
to join them in a special service. ,
featuring the musical talent of the
Kevin Spencer Family, on Friday. '
January 29, beginning at 7:00 '
p.m., ET.
The Kevin Spencer Family is a
a southern gospel group that
organized in June, 1992. The
group consists of Kevin Spencer.
his wife, Tammy, James Dean.
and Jodi Hosterman. They are all
born again Christians and believe
in living what they sing.
The Kevin Spencer Family
has been awarded the Singing
New "Horizon Group of the Year"
and the Gospel Voice "Sunrise
Group of the Year," the two high-
est honors for a new group to
receive, as well as recording sev-
eral hit songs. They can be seen
on many different Christian tele-
vision stations and have their own
show-"The Kevin Spencer Family
Hour."

Caring Ministry Workshop For

Christians of All Denominations


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Local Honor Roll Students


Wewahitchka Elementary School


Port St. Joe High School has
released the names of those stu-
dents who made the honor roll for
the last nine week grading period.
Those students are as follows.
All A's
Ninth Grade-Elizabeth
Curry, Robert Dykes, Kimberley
Howse, Carla Money, Brittany
Reeves, Crystal; Watkins, and
Heidi Wells.
Tenth Grade-Bonnie Belin,
Jennifer Craig, Amber Davis,
Princess iAkely, Angela McDowell,
Karissa Thomas, and Leslie
White.
Eleventh Grade-Erica Ailes,
Alicia Christie, Brandon Davis,
Lakeythia Filmore, John Gainous,
Lacey Johnson, Felix Machts,
Sharon Mamoran, Amanda
Marquardt, Daniel Parker, Rachel
Perrin, Rocker Salzer, Alicia
Sanders, Clay Smallwood, Nicole
Smith, Jessica Summers, Lea
Todd, and Rachel Watson.
Twelfth Grade-Michael
Bearden, Rebekah Cope, Anna
Duren, James Faison, Tracey
Fitzgerald. Meredith Godfrey,
Timothy Hayes, Rikki Johnson,
Rachel McCroan, Krystal Tharpe,
Donna Thomas, Tracy Watkins,
and Lindsay Williams.
All A's & B's
Ninth Grade-Shannon Allen,
Mary Amerson, Ashley Bryan,
Corey Butler, Joshua Carter,
Santiel Chambers, Matthew
Dailey. John-Patrick Floyd, Lisa
Floyd, Robert Garrett, Rachel
Geoghagan,' Anna Hodges,


Peevy, Charissa Powell, Michael
Ramos, Jessica Rogers, Sandra.,
Roney, Samantha Sadler, Anna
Salzer, Brenda Smith, Lacye
Spears, Sean Thompson, Megan
Todd, Magan Waldrop, Kayla
White, and Ryan Wood.
Seventh grade-Becky Belin,
Shawna Bond, Margaret Boone,
Ashby Davis, Joshua Duty,
Robert Flowers, Jessica Ford,
Christopher Fuze, Jennifer:
Hersey, Lyndsey Hill, David
Hopper, Austin Horton, Kiandra'
Johnson, Brian Jones, Rushelle,
Lamboy, Moses Medina, Melissa'
Nixon, Nicholas Reynolds, Shawn
Reynolds, B. J. Strickland, Cody
Strickland, Stephen Tarantino,
Jenna Teat, Joshua Watkins, and
Melody Zimmerman.
Eighth grade-Leslie Barnes,
Bradley Blackmon, Chrystal
Dawson, Susan Ellmer, Spencer'
Foust, Aaron Hamm, Christopher
Hendricks, Carla Johnson, Adam
Nixon, Christopher Perrin, Sarah
Quaranta, Victoria Reed, Jessica
Sherrill, Anna Tankersley, Bryari
Thomas, and Aaron Watson.


* Whitfield, and Brittany Wood.
Fourth grade-Sean Blerman,
Virginia Casson, Ryan Cox,'
Justin Goodwin, Clarence Gray,
Terrence Hand, Ellen Manor,
, Matthew Miller, Robbie Morris,
Dexter Myers, Megan Peak,
Amanda Poe, Hannah Price,
William Rigsby, Misty Robbins,
Joseph Shipman, Michael Taylor,
Joseph Thayer, Bradley Udell,
and Jasmine Ward.
Fifth grade-,Justin Barnes,
Kory Bidwell, Tyler Bowles,
William Chason, Megan
Crutchfield, Philip Dorman,
Brenda Driggers, Kayla Easter,
David Edwards, Trey Goodwin,
Cody Harden, Krista Hensley,
Benjamin Holley, Sarah House,
Randy Jackson, Chris Johnson,
Demetrice Jones, Johnny. Jones,
Sandra Kelsoe, Brian Kerrigan,
Courtney McMillion, Daniel
McNamara, Shelley Naylor, and


Melanie Jones, Melissa Martin,
David Mathews, Amanda Mat-
thews, Kimberley O'Barr, Kenneth
Peak, Kimberly Pickett, Jerry
Piergiovanni, Joe Robinson,
Tanashia Rouse, Jerell Showers,
Tikila Walker, Joanna Watkins,
John White, and Kanera Williams.
Tenth Grade-Ben Ashcraft,
William Bailey, Mary Beck,
Stephanie Blackmon, James
Burkett, James Capps, Alicia
Carr, Seneca Chambers, Nicholas
Comforter, Amber Daniels, Keria
Driesbach, Gregory Garland,
Heather Hayden, Laura Jeffcoat,
Tremaine Lewis, Susan Medina,
Sarah Mize, Jessica Pate, Jennifer
Patterson, Jessica Seymour, Andy
Shoaf, Hampton Terry, Joshua
Todd, Amy Voltz, Stephanie
Watson, Jarrod Wester, Talon
Whiteeagle, and Travis Wright.
Eleventh Grade-Ashley
Adkison, Christiana Butler,
Marquez Byrd, Kevin Conoley,
Jennifer Douds, Kerstin Frank,
Mary Harmon, Shelton Jeffcoat,
Candice Kennedy, Julie Lanford,
Thomas Layfield, Tabitha Patton,
Koran Peters, Ashley Stephens,
Daniel Stephens, Lennon Thiel,
and Rebecca Woodman.
Twelfth Grade-Jenny Brock,
James Daniels, Chad Estep,
Heather Fox, April Godwin, Dalia
Hamilton, Rachel Harris, Jessica
Hill, Laura Kilbourn, Lyndsy
Kilpatrick, Matt McCraney,
Andrew O'Barr, Shaun Phelps,
Daniel Raffield, Wendy Sander,
James Terry, and Kiki Williams.


Wewahitchka Elementary
School has disclosed its list of
honor roll students for the second
nine week period of the year.
Earning "All A's" were:
Third grade-Derek Barfield,
Tyler Bush, Janessa Campbell,
Ashley Gates, Katlyn Gortman,
Hall Harden, Jesse Jones, Holly
Knowles, Whitney Myrick, Tiffany,
Newsome, Jennifer Rhodes, Mary
Taunton, Brent, Walker, Brandi
Whitfield, and Gayla Williamson.
Fourth grade-Frank Bailey,
Marcie Jackson, and Jessica
Stoppelbein.
Fifth grade--Tyril Baxley,,
Jessica Jones, Deborah Neel, Hall'
Price, and Brandon Rouse.
Sixth grade-Kody Bidwell,,
Sheiletta Fisher, Jade Gaskin,.
Nathan Grimes, Daryl Knee, and
Mitchell Udell. .. ,
Earning "All A's and B's".
were:
Third grade-Sharee Addison,.
Jonathan Adkison, Cody
Andrews, Rebecca Barnes, Tori
Bowles, Amanda Causey, Kayla
Chumney, Joey Collins, Heather
Davis, John Dorman. Caroline
Douglas, TNra Duprie, Brittan.y
Floyd, Jasmine Freeman,':
Elizabeth Grimsley, Kayla Hall.
Michelle Hand, Anastasia Harris,
Brittany Hewett, Tiffanie Keith. '
Blake Lincoln, Meleah Lister,"
Catherine Long, Jessica Lott.
Kenneth Manor, Derek.
McNamara, Michael Millergren.
Paul Myers, Sierra Newby, Shana
,Pridgeon. Stetson Rich, Lisa
Richards, Audreanna Riley,m
Joshua Sandlin, Samantha
Spivey, Joey Tackett, Samantha
Wade, Kelly Weeks. Allan


Port St. Joe Middle School


Carolyn Rish, principal of
Port St. Joe Middle School, is
pleased to announce the names of
sixth through eighth grade stu-
dents who earned honor roll

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 1 5, 1999

MON- Chicken Nuggets,
Tater Tots, Orange, Graham
Crackers, and Milk.
TUE-. ); Turkey/Noodles,
iMashed Potatoes, Green
Beans. Peaches, Rolls, and
Milk.
WEDS- Beef Patty on Bun,
French Fries, Applesauce
Jello, Carrot Sticks, and Milk.
THURS- Chili, Peanut Butter
Sandwich, Celery Sticks,
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.


recognition for the second nine
week grading period of the year.
Earning "All A's" were:
Sixth grade-Sheena Bell,
Kimberly Burkert, Jamie Davis,
Casey Flanagan, Andrea Galor,
Aaron Little, and Laura Seay.
Seventh grade-Collins
Abrams, Brittany Alford, Jessica
Bland, Shanna Collier, Brittany
Crocker, Tommy Curry, Micah
Dodson, Molly Garrett, Kale
Guillot, Ashley 'Haddock, Ali
McKeithen, Randi Sasser,
Kristopher Searcy, Allison
"-'Walthtfiar;-ad Preston Wigsten'.
Eighth grade-Jap'es
Daniels. Colleen Falbe, Patrick
Fitzgerald, Katie Geohagan,
Margaret Gibson, Traci Richard-
son, and Tyler Weimorts.
Earning "All A's and B's"
were:
Sixth grade-Charla Atkins,
Travis Burge. Caroline Capps,
Lacy Carter,. Victoria Cordova,
Ryan Craig. Lacey Franklin,
Heather Henderson, Jonathan
Howse, Steven Lucas, Jarrod
McArdle. Kenny McFarland. Kyla
Moore; Danielle Myrick, Whitney
Nixon, Michael Padgett, Matthew


Joshua Pitts.
Sixth grade-Crystal Baker,
Jody Barnes, Bridget Boyd,
Courtney Bremer, Candice
Gordon, Holly Gray, Britney
Grice, Johnathan Hightower,
Tiffany Laird, Courtney Martin,
Carol Myers, Lauren Pierola, Jill
Pippin, Donald Pridgen, Tamara
Sandlin, Brandi Sasser, David
Stanley, Will Strange, Daniel
Ward, and Jason Weathers.



Looking to Brush

Up Your Job Skills?
Do you need to brush up on
your job skills? Are you looking to
do a good resume, relearn math,
or work on your reading skills?
Have you been out of school for a
while and need help with those
pesky fractions or decimals? If so,
call your local library. The
libraries in both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka have tutors to help
you with this and computers you
can use in the PALS (Panhandle
Adult Literacy Service) Program.
For more information, please call
the Port St. Joe Library at 229-
8879 or the Wewahitchka Library
at 639-2419.


Three FSASE

Scholarships

Now Available
Cora Sue Robinson, Gulf!
County Supervisor of Elections
has announced that the Florida'
State Association of Supervisor of
Elections will award three $1',200
scholarships this year.
To be eligible for the
F.S.A.S.E. Scholarship, the stu-
dent applicant shall be either a
political science/public adminis-
tration or journalism/mass coinm-
munications major. The student
must be enrolled or accepted as a
full-time student in a senior col-
lege or university in Florida. No
post-graduate or. second degree
students are eligible.
To find out more about the
scholarships and the additional
eligibility requirements, interest-
ed students can call the Gulf
County Elections Office at 229-
6117 and 639-5069 or drop by
the office located in Room 122,of
the Gulf County Cojurthouse. Tlhe
deadline to receive application's
from students is March 15th of
this year.


STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. ,
"Gulf Coast Electric has filed with the Federal Government a Compliance Assurance in which
it assures the Rural Utilities Service that it will comply fully with all requirements of Title VI, of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, all requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amend-,
ed, all requirements.of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and all requirements of the
rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the end that no person in the United
States shall, on the ground of race, to the color or national origin, or solely by reason of suqh person's
handicap or on the basis of age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be other-'.
wise subjected to discrimination in the conduct of its program or the operation of its facilities. Under,.
this Assurance, this, organization is committed not to discriminate against any person on the grounds
of race, color, or national origin, solely by reason of such person's handicap, or on the basis of age, in
its policies and practices relating to applications for service or any policies'and practices relating to
treatment of beneficiaries and participants including eniployment,. rates, conditions and extension of
service, admission or access to or use of any of its facilities, attendance at and participation in any
meetings of beneficiaries and participants or the exercise of any rights of such beneficiaries and par-
ticipants in the conduct of the operations of this organization. The person in the organization respon-
sible for coordinating the non-discrimination compliance efforts of this organization is the Generala
Manager.
Any individual. or any specific class of individuals, who feels subjected by this organization to,
discrimination prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,.
by the Age Discrimination Act of by the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
may personally or through a representative, file with the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250, the Office of the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service; the
Office of Advocacy and Enterprise, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250; or this
organizption,.or,,all, a written complaint. Such complaint must be filed not later than 180 days after
the. alleged discrimination, or by -uch later date to which the Secreiar of Agriculture 4r Xi
Administrator of, the Rural Utilities Sern ice extends the time for filing. Identity f ple complaints will'
be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of the rules and regula-
lions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. /

GULF COAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE. INC.
A Touchstone Energy* Partner 7

1-800-333-9392 1-800-568-3667
Wewahitchka Southport
Itc, January 28, 1999.




Cathey Parker Hobbs

PARKER REALTY REALTORR 3
3 Hwy. 98 & 31st St.-
of MEXICO BEACH, INC. Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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oRS 1 -800-874-5073 or 850-648-5777



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history. All ha\e cen. h/a, attractive furnishings, appliances, liv./dining, laundry & 1g. decks. Call for appointment
and complete info. 109 S. 28th St., Mexico Beach.
BEACH FRONT APT. 2 bedroom unit with beautiful view of Gulf. Furnished & ready to go. Lg. deck, garden A
tub, cen. h/a. Mexico Beach. Affordable at $99,500. (Dunes #4)
BEACHSIDE CONDO 2 bedroom, 2 bath, liv/dining, kit., laundry & deck with Guilf view. All modern co nve-
niences, completely furnished & equipped. Good rental. $125,000. Mexico Beach. (Pelican Roost "B" ,jCondo docs
in office.
BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE Nice large 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath very near beach, cen. h/a, carpet,
storage/laundry. (Summer Place #10) Mexico Beach. $78,900. ,:
GREAT GULF VIEW 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide mobile .home w/lg..screened porch. All appliah'ces, some
furniture, cen. h/a. Check out location. 9108 Wentletrap Ave., Beacon Hill. $74,900.
DUPLEX Walking distance to the Beach. Each side has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, adjoining screened porch, some appli-
ances and shared storage. Good monthly rental. 412 7th St., Mexico Beach. $82,500.
SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH Must see! 3 bedroom home neat as a pin & in very good condition. Sold
.furnished (nice) or unfurnished at $77,000 or $72,000. 710 Georgia Ave., Mexico Beach.
GULF VIEW Modern townhouse with view of the Beach. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, liv/din., kit., laundry & screened
porch. Attractively furnished. 111-B First St., Mexico Beach. $108,000.
CHARMING EXECUTIVE/FAMILY home on choice lot in prestigious Gulf Aire Subd. This home offers 4
"bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths in over 2700 sq. ft. and many beautiful amenities. 220 Buccaneer Dr.
LOVELY HOME in restricted sub. with Gulf view from large screened porch. Almost new 3 bedroom with approx.
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ACCESS TO DEEP WATER WETAPPO CREEK Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home w/boat ramp and access to
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Overstreet.
PERFECT RESIDENTIAL LOCATION Lg. lot 99.9'x280' in restricted neighborhood. Cozy 3 bedroom has 't
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'lot not for sale by itself. 405 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach.
COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! Large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. New 24' above ground pool and deck, fish
pond, deep well & shop. $92,500. Creekwood Subd., Overstreet.
CREEK FRONTAGE with 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home. Has 2 screened porches. Fireplace, cen. h/a & part of
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GULiPBfl_ [N]aaEliGp'proximate
MEXICO BEACH 65' on Gulf x 155' deep. Reduced price $185,000.
MEXICO BEACH 66.32' on Gulf x 80' deep, $245,000.
BEACON HILL 75' on Gulfx 243' deep (2 lots), $300,000 each.
WEWAHITCHKA'- BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE 78 acres on County Road 386. Approximately 1 mile west of
State Road 71. 160,000-, Reduced to $129,500.


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by Joel E. Williams
Under the cover of darkness
on December 16, American and
British aircraft launched
.Operation Desert Fox against
Saddepj Hussein. the dictatorial
ader of'Iraq. Aircraft fletw more.
Mhan 650 missions, and'U.S. Navy
ships launched more than 325
Tomahawk cruise missiles to
prove once more that the cloak of
) democracy will prevail.
One sailor answering the call
of duty is Kendrick T. Sims, the
on of Daniel and Betty Sims of
Wrewahitchka. Sims, a chief avia-
opn structural mechanic, is a
vital component to the operations
aboard the USS Enterprise.
"I work as an aviation mainte-
nance administration man. My
job consists of maintaining the
aircraft logbooks making sure,
that repairs on different aircraft
are done and logged into the
book. I work with the other avia-
tion job specialities to keep air-
craft up and in good order," Sims
said.
Joining the Naay in' 1997, fol-
lowing graduation .'from
Wewahitchka High School. Sims.
'19. said he enlisted for several
solid reasons.




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Estimated Tax Payments
For Individuals-What
You Need To Know .
For many, April 15 means not
only paying 1998 taxes, but also
making a payment of estimated
federal tax for 1999.
Estimated tax payments are
paid quarterly: April 15, June 15,
September 15, and January 15 of
the following year. Failure to pay
estimated tax could result in a
non-deductible penalty being
imposed. The penalty is a per-
centage rate imposed on the dif-
ference between what you actual-
ly paid in estimated taxes and the
required estimated payment.
For the quarter beginning
January 1, 1998; the penalty is
9% (for the second, third, and
fourth quarter of 1998, it is 8%).
For purposes' of computing penal-
ties, you shoAuld know that if you
pay most of your estimated tax
through withholding from com-
pensation, the IRS considers
withholding as paid evenly
throughout the year.
There is a threshold ,for
imposing the penalty. If, after 'fil-
ing your income tax return, your
tlax liability (reduced' by federal
!income tax withheld from com-
pensation) is less than $1,000,
you are not subject to the under-
estimation penalty.
; If your tax liability is $1,000
or more, you can avoid penalties
'by paying quarterly estimated
taxes. (which. includes' any with-
holding) using one of three meth-
ods. Your payment must be at
-: least equal to the lowest estimat-
ed tax amount generated by one
jbf the three methods: "current
*year method," "prior year
method," and "annualization


method".
Under the current year
method, no penalty will be
imposed if: At least 90% of the tax
that is ultimately shown on your
return for the current year, when
divided by four, is paid by each of
the four estimated tax payment
due dates.
Under the prior year method,
no penalty is imposed if: At least
100% of the tax shown on the
preceding year's return is divided
by four, and is paid by each of the
four estimated tax payment due
dates. :
Note: For tax years beginning
after 1998, taxpayers Whose pre-
ceding year adjusted gross
income was more than $150,000
($75,000 married filing separate-
ly) must pay more than 100%; in
1999, they must pay 105%; in
2000 and 2001, 106%; in 2002,
112%; and in 2003 and subse-
quent years, 110%. /
Under the annualization
method, the calculation of esti-
mated tax is more complex. It
involves using the actual income
you earned for the months in the
current year that end just before
the quarterly estimated tax
installment due dates, i.e., May
31, August 31, and December 31.
Each method lias its advan-
tages 'and' disadvantages, and
these can vary from year to year
for any taxpayer. For, example,
the current year method requires.
you to be fairly accurate in figur-
ing your tax liability, which may
not be possible for the first three-
quarters of the year.
The prior year method pro-
vides a "safe harbor" to avoid'
penalties for taxpayers whose
incomes increase dramatically
from the prior year.
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Student Services

Week is Feb. 1-5
Governor Jeb Bush has des-
ignated February 1st through 5th
as "Student Services Week". The
Student Services Program
includes guidance and counseling
services, visiting teacher services,
school social work services, occu-
pational and placement services,
school health services and psy-
chological services. '
Gulf County Schools salute
and express their appreciation to
the staff that provides services for.
all students. These services are
an important part of the total
education program which focuses
on the needs of all students.
District Student Services per-
sonnel are Cindy Belin, Barbara
Eells, Carol Kelley, Pam Lister,
Bill Monks, Marge Prange,
Melissa Ramsey and Juanise
Williams.
Contracted agencies include
ABC Rehabilitation Services, Inc.,
Gulf County Health Services
Team, and Life Management
Center-Gulf County office. ,
For more information on spe-
cial student services call Deborah
Crosby at 229-6940..

Celebrate Mardi,
Gras at St. Andrew
There is a quaint little fishing
village that used to be Panama
City's "best kept secret." But it's
secret no more, because on
February 6 Old Historic St.;
Andrew Town and Marina will
host a Mardi Gras celebration like
no other!
Don't miss, it, Festivities will,
include a parade, dance, and
Mardi Gras festival, as well as.
music, pirates, arts and crafts,
food, and all day fun!
It will be such an incredible
celebration that "ole' New Aulins"
itself will say, "Wow! Where is that
little St. Andrew Town and
Marina?"


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said his' experiences in the Navy
have taught him many valuable'
lessons, saying, "The biggest and
most important things I have
learned is adjusting to military life
and how to act professional."-.
.," Havinlg profdssional'as well ast
""personal 'goals 'to accomplish..
Sims plans on earning a degree in
either aviation maintenance or
music appreciation, and hopes to,
advance to third class petty officer
soon.
Undecided of a career in the
Navy, Sims, newly wed to the for-
mer Wendy Hawthorne, will
always have the pride and profes-
sionalism learned from his adven-
tures., Sims said, "Basically every-
thing I have done will stand out in
my mind. I have made many
friends in the fleet and hope that I
can be the best I can be while in'
the service and after."
Secretary of Defense William
'S. Cohen commended the thou-
sands of sailors and marines, in
the Enterprise battle group and
embarked Carrier Air Wing Strike
Fighter Squadron 37, known as
the "Bulls," who are continuing to
patrol the Persian Gulf saying,.
'Thank you for your dedication,
patriotism and professionalism.
We can give you the equipment
and the aircraft, but it's you that
make us successful."
(Joel E. Williams is a staff
writer assigned to the Navy Public
Affairs Center In Norfolk. Virginia.
Photo credit: David Crenshaw.)


Dick Seefeldt is shown in
the photo above delivering
the aluminum can tabs to
Sharon Call.

Don't Toss

That Tab!
V.F.W. Post #110069 and
Ladies Auxiliary are still collecting
tabs from aluminum cans. In the
adjacent photo, Sharon Call of
Mexico Beach is receiving the lat-
est batch. Call, in turn, will deliv-
er them to Kentucky where they
are cashed in annually and the
proceeds will 'be donated to an
Indian Summer Camp 'for chil-
dren with cancer and leukemia.


Deann' Redmond
Redmond Selected

for High Honor Post
Deann Redmond, 1996 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High School
has recently been chosen oas a
member. of teZ HG.i. Senior'
Honor Societ,. L'at enauii'-
University in Gainesville, Georgia.
The H.G.H. Senior Honor
Society is a secret organization
composed of seven seniors who
are devoted to the service of
Brenau and the college student
body as a whole without regard to
personal, social, class, or political
affiliation.
SElection for membership is
based on merit and merit alone.
Deann has received the highest
honor that can be, bestowed on
any student of Brenau University.
Deann was also elected this
month as President of Lambda
Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
She will serve through 1999 and
,will attend Alpha Delta Pi's Grand
Convention this summer in
Naples.


New CDC Officers
Thel Mexico Beach 'Commun-
ity Development Council, Inc.
Board of Directors elected new
officers at the meeting on ,January
25. The new officers are Bill
Bloemsma. chairman: Al Cathey,
vice chairman: and Fred
Nehnngs. secretary treasurer (re-
electedl.


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PUBLIC NOTICE


FEMA will conduct a public hearing,
Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at
10:00 a.m., in the County Coimmission
Meeting Room to discuss the following:

Changes to the Flood Insurance


Rate Maps (FIRM)


The public is encouraged to attend. If
you have any questions, please call the
County Commission Office at (850)
229-6106.


. 2lc January 28 and FeDruary 3 1999


Tommy Knox
Chairman


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and Joins Navy; Uses Training Against Hussein


Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.

1402 Hwy. 98 *,Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959

BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004
Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850-648.5401

NEW LISTINGS:
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Sea Gull TH #7 GULF FRONT! Immaculate newly redecorated and fur-
nished Executive 2BR/2.5BA townhome!! You must see this unit to appreci-
ate the improvements! Private decks off LR and. Master BR, also covered
lower deck with boardwalk to the Beach!! Paved parking underneath, secu-
rity system, all the extras! $195,000, reduced to $189,000.00
Sea Gull TH #8 GULF FRONT! Recently renovated, completely furnished 3
BR/2.5BA townhome! Large LR has full mirrored wall accent, great view
from LR with private deck overlooking the Gulf! Also private deck off Master
BR.' Excellent rental. Covered lower deck and paved parking underneath.
$190,000, reduced to $185,000.00.










427 Colorado Drive Lovely design and floor plan! Pre-Construction
3BR/2BA home on extra large 100'xl58.33' lot within walking distance to
Beach! LR has vaulted ceiling, fireplace w/ceramic tile accent and wood
mantle. Kitchen/dining area has 9' ceilings and lovely bay window. Lg.
Master has walk-in closet, master bath has whirlpool tub and separate show-
er. Pre-Construction price $115,000.
704 Hwy. 98 UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW ZONED GENERAL COMMER-
CIAL (2) 50'xl 50' lots on Hwy. 98 100' Hwy. 98 frontage. Zoning will
allow single or multi-family use as well as commercial. Completely fenced.
$275,000.
304 & 306 Hatley Drive 87.5x108' lots, completely cleared, filled and
repdy for building. North Lake Estates, BIk B, Lot 4 & 5 $19,500 each.

Call us for a complete multiple listing of property
for sale in our area. 1-800-239-4959


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The camp is staffed by volun- post home, located at 1772 Trout
teers, and doctors and nurses Street in Highland View.
from the cancer research program Eighty percent of the tabs in
at the University of Kentucky-a this latest delivery for the children
very worthwhile cause! were donated by friends and rela-
If you have any tabs you've tives of Ginny and Dick Seefeldt
collected, please call 229-6826 or in Avalon, Wisconsin. Let's not
648-5303 to have them picked have them out-do us! Save those
up, or drop them off at the VFW tabs!



COMMUNITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

THE CITY COMMISSION OF WEWAHITCHKA
WILL HOLD A WORKSHOP ON JANUARY 28,
1999, AT 6:00 P.M., C.S.T. AT CITY HALL. THE
PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
Jerri Linton, City Clerk
I1t, January 28, 1999



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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999


Red Cross Looking For Volunteer Nurses and EMT's


NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for In the Administrative Procedures Act.
for the purpose of bringing said policies Into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
The School Board of Gulf County
Florida Policies and Proce4ures for
Implementation of Section 504 of.
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Subpart D.
Title will become part of Policy 2.25.
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday. February 2. 1999
Place: Port St. Joe High School
100 Shark Drive
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road. Port St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific:
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson. Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendments:
2.2S
Policies and Procedures for
Implementation of Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Subpart D.
2tc. January 21 and 28. 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ESTATE OF MAULINE BROWN
BATEMAN and SUZETTE BATEMAN
Plaintiffs, "' .
vs. CASE NO98_ 310
JAMES ROBERT BROOKS. JR. and
wife. MARY RUTH BROOKS. ST. JOE
PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION, and GEORGE HEAN.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE : ,
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45.,FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 19th
day of January, 1999. in Case No.98-310 of the
Circuit C:,ain of the Founeenth Judicial Circuit in
and lor Gulf County. Florida In which ESTATE OF
MAULINE BROWN BATEMAN ard SIUZETTE
BATEMAN are Plaintiffs. and JAMES ROBERT
BROOKS. JR. and wife, MARY RUTH BROOKS; ST.
JOE PAPE-RMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
and GEORGE HEAN. are the DelerdanL I will sell
-u th. hjgheit bidder. tor C.ash. at the front door 01"
-.he Guli Cunry Courthouse in Pon St Joe.
Flonda at II 00 olodck a m. Eastern Standard
Tune, on tie 17 day .of February 1999. the Follow.
ng described property: -
Lot Eleven 11 I). Block Thirty-eight 1381
of Unit No.3 of St Joseph's Addition to
the City of Port St Joe. Florida. accord-
ing to the Official Map on file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gu(f County, Florida. This Deed is sub-
ject to restrictions 'recorded in Deed
Book 8, pages 83, 84 and 85 of the
Public Records of Gu(f County, Florida.
DATED THIS 9 d, of Jan. 19'9 -
BENNY C LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
B% Tonya Kn.)'c. Deputy Clerk
2lc January 21 and 26 1999

'IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
\ PROBATE DIVISION
R'.. KiCASENO. .-95 -.
;IN RE-jg1AE OF -
S "'NAN B BURLEY
deceased
/ .
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION-
The a.milni;urauon .:.f the e-Iate of NANf B
BULRLE' d-rcea.ed. File Number Q6.7t i; pending
In the Cir-uit Court Ior Gulf Counn, Florida
Pr-obare Di vision. the 3daresa of whicr Ij 1i000 5th
Sueet. Port Si Joe. Florinda 32457 The names and
addre.ies of the P.ereonal Repreientuous. and the
Per-onal Rrpreent.aue .' aliornes ireiet forth
below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED


DECEMBER 8, 1998
The Gull County School Board met in
regular session on December 8. 1998. at
9:00 a.m.. CT. in the media center of
Wewahitchka High School. The following
members were present: Oscar Redd. David
Byrd. Charlotte Pierce. and Mary Pridgeon
Caroline Norton was absent due to a fami-
ly emergency. The Superintendent and.
Board Attorney were also present.
Vice Chairman Redd presided. and the
meeting was opened with an invocation led
by Wewahitchka High School student
Champ Traylor, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Wewahitchka High
School student Kelly Waters.
RECOGNITION OF WEWAHITCHKA
HIGH SCHOOL BAND: The Board
expressed its congratulations and appreci-
ation to the Wewahltchka High School
Gator Sound Band for recent superior rat-
ings received. A. resolution recognizing the
band's accomplishments was presented to
Terry Striker. Band Director. and band
officers.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda.
a CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following consent items: -
AApproval Qf.. Minutes: Minutes for
November 10. 1998. and November 17.
1998 were approved
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved the following budget amend-
ments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment II, General Fund
Budget Amendment II, Special Revenue,
Other
Correspondence: The Board acknowl-
edged receipt of correspondence from the
family of Elizabeth Gaskin.
Personnel: Approved the following per-
sonnel matters.
Approved Tom Barnard to replace
Ron Koerber/Heather Rish effective
October 31, 1998 at Port St. Joe High
School. After ten days as a substitute,
Mr. Barnard will be paid at a master's
level regular teacher pay.
Approved Karen Butts for the 1/2
time teaching position at Port St. Joe
Middle School effective November 30,
1998.
Approved Etna Gaskin as a home-
bound teacher at Wewahitchka High
School for the 1998-1999 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Pam
Lawrence from her position as Pre-K
Collaborative Coordinator and Pre-K
Parent Involvement Aide.
Approved transfer of Zenvaleen


THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per:
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
in three months after the dite of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is January 21. 1999.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/J..PATRICK FLOYD
P. 0. Drawer 950 .
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 227-7413
FLORIDA BAR NO. 257001
Personal Representatives:
/s/ TOMMY KNOX
342 .Cortez Street '
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
/s/ GREG KNOX
133 Barbara Drive
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
/s/MICHAEL KNOX
137 Barbara Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc. January 21 and 28, 1999.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COLiN l. FLORIDA
S .PROBATE DERISION
FILE NO: 98-42-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF ,
WILHELMINA M. LOUZADER.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of WIL-
HELMINA M. LOUZADER. deceased. File Number
98-42.CP is pending min the CIrcuJt Court for Gulf
CountN. Florida Probate Dninslon the address of
ahich is Gulf Countv CourJthouse. 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St Joe Florida 32456 Thre names and
addresses of the Personal Repres-entauve. and the
F'eroni] Reprei.entarises attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons 0or, whom tas notice is served
uho hase obiecuons that challenged the %alidltvy .of
the will. the quamliicauons of the Personal
Representative .enue. or junsdlcrion of [has Court
are required to file their oblecuons lith this Court
TI-THIN THE LATER OF THREE 13) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PLIBUCATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All creditor- of the decedent and other per.
sons having claims- or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of tils nouce is served wi h-
inr three 131 mon-nths after the date of the first public
cuor, c1 this n. oce musI file their claims, with this
Court ITrHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per.
son; having claims or demands aaainsi the dece-
dent estate must file their claims wih this Court
WTiHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. -
The dal- cloflir' publication At ffs' ,is
Janu vry 28.- 19 9 9 '
Anomey .for Perional RepresenuLae
Charlei A Cotaun
Post Office Box 98
Forn St J.e FL 3245
Telephone I.50i 227 1159
Florida Bar No 699070
Personal Repretentaue
Linda M Geyer
Posi Office Box 9-97
Engle ood FL .34295
2,c Jarnuar 26 nd Februars 4. 199'9


Jones from her part-time position of
School Food Sen-Ice worker at
Wewahitchka Elementary School to a
sL\ hour School Food Service worker
position at Wewahitchka High School
effective No ember 30. 1998.
Approved Mabel S Hodges as a
- subsuiute teacher In the Gulf County
School system for the 1998-99 school
year.
Approved the following as substi-
tute bus drivers In the Gulf county,
School s.\stem for the 1998-99 school
year Ann Fisher, Peggy Gentry. Jane
Wade. -
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd,. second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous orte. the Board approved the
following program matters
Approved submission of a tobacco
grant enttled Project Prevent. In the
amount of S30.000 for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved the District HRMD Plan
as submitted
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
Superintendent requested that a Board
workshop be set to discuss budget matters
and to allow a briefing session on the
HRMD plan, ,A workshop will be held on
January 12, 1999, at 4-30 p m., ET, just
prior to the regular January, Board meet-
ing. .
': On motion by Mrs.,Pridgeon, second by
Mr Byrd. and unanirumous vote. the Board
granted approval for the Wewahltchka
High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders
to travel to Dalton. Georgia. on January
14-18, 1999, to participate in a cheerlead-
ing competition.
The Board reviewed November Monthly
Activity Reports of School Resource
Officers for Port St. Joe Middle
School/Port St. Joe High School and
Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School. No
action necessary.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: Mrs.
Carolyn Husband addressed the Board to
request clarification on the use of private
transportation for students, specifically.
why Suburbans are not acceptable trans-
portation vehicles. Mrs. Husband was
advised that state statutes are followed for
approval of private transportation vehi-
cles. This question has been raised to the
Board's risk management. group. On
motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this issue as an emergency item,
since a trip is pending within three days.
The Board approved Suburbans as the
mode of private transportation for the
Wewahitchka High School Varsity
Cheerleader trip contingent upon approval
of the Board's risk management group.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting
adjourned at 11:00 a.m, CT.


The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross is look-
ing for nurses and EMTs willing
to volunteer to help their commu-
nity when a disaster strikes. If
you. are interested, please try to .'
attend one or.both of the following
disaster services courses. All dis-,
aster services courses are offered;
at no charge.
To register, please call the,
disaster services office of the,-
Capital Area Chapter in Apalachi-
cola at 653-3952, in Perry at 584-
6663, or in Tallahassee at 894-


ARC Dutch Treat,

Luncheon on 3rd
The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red .Cross will be'
hosting a dutch treat luncheon
for current and future disaster
services volunteers on February 3
at 11:30 a.m. at the Seafood Reef
Restaurant in Apalachicola. If you
are interested in helping your.
community during a disaster or
emergency, please plan to attend
this important meeting.
If you have questions, please,
give them a call in Apalachicola at,
653-3952 or in Tallahassee at
878-6080, or visit their web site
at www.tallytown.com/redcross,
for additional Information on
becoming an American Red Cross
Disaster Services volunteer.


6741 or fax your name, phone
number, and course selection to
878-3441 or e-mail them at talla-
ha@crossnet. org.
Disaster Health Services
I--January 29 at 9:00 a.m. at the.
Florida State Hospital (Chapel) in
Chattahoochee. The purpose of.
this 6 1/2 hour course is to pre-
pare volunteers for entry-level
assignment to the disaster health
services function at a disaster
operation that extends beyond the
scope of an operation conducted
by a single American Red Cross
chapter and that often is nation-
ally administered.

For a complete listing of dis-
aster services courses being
offered bY the Capital Area
Chapter. please visit its web site
at wxww.tallytown.com/redcross,
and link to the course calendar
page.


Thank You

The family of James T.
Heathcock would like to thank
their many friends for their cards
of sympathy, gifts of food and
flowers, memorials to the
American Cancer Society, and
thoughts and prayers during the
recent loss of their husband and
father. God bless all of you.
Jean Heathcock arid children


NOTE: If you are a State of
Florida or Leon County govern-
ment employee, you can receive


15 days of paid disaster leave to:
volunteer for the American Red
Cross in time of disaster.


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NEW LISTINGS:
Port St. Joe, 2106 Cypress Ave. 135'x120' ft. 4BR/3
BA, large eat-in kitchen, dining rbom, living room
wv., fireplace. Play room in 2nd floor. In ground pool
and hot tub, almost new. 2 car garage. Amenities
too numerous to list, all for only $182,500. Call
Marlene at 648-5146.
St. Joe Beach, Pelican Walk Subd., 8206 Pelican
Walk Lane. Very nice 2 bedroom, 1 ba. unit in
triplex. Upstairs BR has neat loft study, ch/a, stove,
dishwasher, deck, shed. Good price at $72,500.
Creekwood Lots. Lots 16 & 17, reduced from
$13,000 to $12,000 for both lots.
.exico Beach, vacant lot, beachside. 100 S. 38th
St. 1/2 block to beach! Water tap, 75'x90' lot. Lot 12,
Blk 6, Unit 5, $85,900.
Mexico Beach, across hwy. from beach, 103 N. 27th
S.Stl.Neat 'aridtcotnfortable -2BR71 )[-.-home,. ch/a,
screenAporchi. Separate studio budding lor doing
your own thing. Beautifully landscaped with many
palm trees. Short block and half t6 oeach. $131,000.
Beacon Hill 9230 Auger Ave. Large 3BR/2BA
home on (2) 50'xl00' lots, ch/a, refrig.. dishwasher.
gas oven, cook top, and hot water heater. Block to
beach. $93,500.
Mexico Beach Location Location!!! 106 D 34th
St. .beachside of Hwy; 98.3BR/2BA, living and din-
ing room, kitchen, laundry and screened. porch,
great view!! ThIs won't last long at $148,900, so hur-
ry and call.Marlene at 648-5146.
214 7th St. Port St. Joe. Totally renovated in 1990,
3 bedroom, 2 bath well built older home on 2 large
lots, ch/a, refrigerator, stove, disposal, window
treatments. Great porches. 10 xl0' dog kennel with
concrete floor. $85,000.
Gulf Front / Hwy. C-30-E, Cape San Bias. 7921 Cape
San Bias Rd. 113 ft. Gulf front. Well maintained,
split floor plan, 3 bedroom 2 full bath, double wide
mobile home. approx. 1 11S sq. it. Fireplace. %all to.
wall and vinyl floors, refrigerator, stove, washing
machine, .col .eonr.. ,s on ,ie r,. i
tans, a,. Ro f
is 2 rs. od and A C unit is new this \ear, large
screened in porch, and deck. Property is appro\. 2.030
acres and runs from the highway to the Gulf. Excellent
investment property or quiet private getaway. Call
Patricia at 227-2511 $395,000.
Red Bull Island. Unit No I Lot 4. Block Nt. $10,01u0
Mexico Beach Seafood Restaurant and lounge
located on the canal with 6 boat slips. Price includes
the business, two canal front lots. the restaurant, all'
furnishings and inventor). Call tor particulars.
$650,000..
BEACHFRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr. Gulf Pines
Subdivision. One of the finest gulf front homes in the
area gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with many
amenities, including electric stormrrshutters, irrigation'
s\ stem, custom counter tops;,12' ceilings. glass block
in master bath, e,.tensive decking board, walk to the
beach, fireplace and elevator. The nicel[ landscaped
home has a wrap around porch, jsu4deck with sun-
brella, and a screened porch. Comes with icemaker
refrigerator stove Jcish.-asher, satellite- dish and win-
dow treatments. Located on almost 1 acre. $489,900.
2106 Cypress Ave., Port St. Joe. Loe el, 4 bedroom,/3
ba family home on 1 1/2 lots. LR'with fireplace, sep.
DR, play room on second floor. Ihn-ground pool and
hut tub in fenced back yard. All this and more for just
$i82,500.' Call Marlene at 648-5146. 1
GULF FRONT
Gulf front 7935 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach. Beautiful 4
bd., 3 ba. home w/many extra amenities This 2 story
house has hardwoodflo rsin liv. rm., din. rm. &
kitchen. Kitchen ha o ILe j Kitchen Aid appli-
ances, all baths til a0rnTen. All windows &
doors tinted, Ig. enclosed otsidIe shower with h/c
water, ig. storage rm. w/shelves. nice landscaping.
decorative lighting, drip water- s4t4em for landscape.
ing, washer/dryer, most window treatments. deck
and screened room on lower level, paved parking
underneath, not on rental program, but has great
potential. $435,000.
Brand new gulf front home, 6204 Hwy. C-30, near
Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all elec. home. Approx.
1800 sq. ft., 200 ft. dune walkcs er, metal roof carpet
and tile floors. Covered porch, paved parking under-
neath, outside shower. $250,000. .
BEACHSIDE
SummerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St., Mexico Beach.
Summer fun is what this SummerPlace has to offer; 2
bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, approx. 1000 sq. ft. plus patio
off back, completely furnished. Unit conscientiously
maintained by original owners. Most units in this
group on rental programs.Reduced to $94,500.00


ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
34th St. Mexico Beach. Well maintained 2 bd., 1 ba.,
single wide mobile home (only), is housed on lot.#18
in the Big GCator Trailer Park and is just a short walk to
the beach. This home is a must see, comes fully fur-
nished and is priced to sell $11,000.
Across from Beach 111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex
with Gulf view 45 steps across from dedicated beach.
Gulf view trom glassed-in dining area Great arrange-
ment with master bdrm.. 1 ba.. kitchen, dining, li ing,
area upstairs. 1 Bdrm., I ha. downstairs, garage with
auto door opener. $118,900.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 B_2 Ba units and one 1
Br 1 Ba unit. Veri stment. To be sold
together. Total picewrUM- "
705 Gulf Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Subd. Very nice -.3,br/2
ba single level home in likenew cond Spacious home
%-',"'/er 21,00 s1 of open floor plan w.'bright central
kitChen, great rm, ig. Fla. rti., master bdrm suite and
split bdrm. plan. Set on a niceel landscaped 75x1l20'
lot, a privacy fenced back yard and large arbor patio
prov.ide indoor 'outdoor living at its best. 2 car garage
& loads of storage complete this pkg and all within
steps of a private dedicated beach, tennis courts &
swimming pool in gulf County's nicest planned com-
munity. Must see to appreciate. $173,292.68.

ST. JOE BEACH
Seashores Subd. 101 Nautilus. Like New. Comer
lot in restricted subdivision, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with washer/dryer off master suite and kitchen.
Wired for surround sound. ideal for year round liv-
ing or summer home. 2 car garage, 1 block to the
beach. Reduced to $113,000.
PORT ST. JOE
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with aluminum siding appro\ 2500 SE A
new addition of master BR w sitting room & ba 1.5
V-rs old. sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl, carpet,
ch a stove. refrig. dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Must see to appreciate. 92-,0 Reduced to $88,000.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only.
Established.:charming 1950's style soda shop oper-
ating from leased building centrally located with
heavy' traffic. Shop serves frozen yogurt and soft ice
cream and offers a'line of gifts and souvenirs. Main
equipment includes 2 Taylor model 754Q:. double
batch freezers, 1 Taylormate model 152 single,
batch freezer, new Flat orbest.S, syrup dispenser for
8 additional flavors, Ig. topping bar, refrigeration
and freezer storage, and a 400-l ice machine Call for
more info. $53,500.
Motel- 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool. boat parking, good
investment potential $550.0i00.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,
boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
HOWARD CREEK
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd.,
Two adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way
from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed.
Nicely wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered
culvert access already in place and these are high lots.
$8,000 each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting
retreat or develop one and sell one.
WEWAHITCHKA
310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka.
Great lakefront retreat just minutes from the Gulf.
Like new manufactured home 3 bedrooms/2 ba.
Florida room living/dining combo. Over 1400 sq. ft.
still under manufacturers' warranty, finished with top
of the line materials and appliances all set on a nicely
landscaped 1/2 acre waterfront lot on Lake Como.
Beautifully finished fully insulated 10'x20' detached
workshop, plus garden and boat sheds combined with
a private boat dock provide total recreation package.
Fish or swim off your own boat dock, relax in your
spa tub in the Florida room, or troll on your private
lake. All beautifully maintained in move-in condition
you must see to appreciate. $94,900.
148 Lucy Dr., Wewahitchka. UNIQUE! Great home
close to the best fishing. 3,br 2.5 ba. log home. Lots of
room .3600 SF approx. on 3 lots! 2 CH/A units, gas
stove, refrigerator, ceiling fans, 2 car garage. Many
extras. Well built and maintained. 4! 100iReduced
to $137,900.
OVERSTREET
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan
mobile home on cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved
.road, all utilities, well, septic, satellite dish. Perfect
for your country living, yet within 10 minutes to
two towns. Priced to sell at $27,60 Reduced to
$25,000.


LOTS


CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
CAPE SAN BLAS / Bayfront-101 ft. of bay frontage
overlooking Pig Island, 490 ft. of depth from Pig
Bayou to C-30. over one acre across from Antilles Dr.
Tremendous opportunity for secluded estate or multi.
pie home sites; great %ilew. and water access to the ba\. -
only $105,000
San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14, 1i9, 21 $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
2,.' 30 29.500 Lots 36 38, 40 $15 500.
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MEXICO BEACH
Mexico Beac Hi\% 986& 2nd St Un.b0,truc 0ed 0'lf *
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rm1' BEACON HILL
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot
in an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restric-
tions, just ,off of SunRa\ Dr. Some owner financing
may be available. $35,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Gulf Aire Sub. Phase II. Gulfaire Drive -
72.6'x261.02'xl50'x146.73'. Lot 26, Blk. D, Sellers are
highly motivated and will entertain all offers. $26,000.
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape.
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot S, $27.9110.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, BlockA. $22,000 each. .

ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
OVERSTREET AREA
2 very nice lots in Creekwood Subd. Short distance
from Hwy. 386. Lot 16 approx. 101 x 230; lot 17 approx
296 x 79'. Reduced to sell at $6,900 ea. or $13,000 both.
Overstreet area: Build your home on this large parcel
of lan( nq l Cr&lU P rT canal.
Take p 0 000.
Overstreet Area Roberts Landing Rd., Hwy. 386 -
WATERFRONT Intracoastal Waterway 35.9 acres.
Pines and assorted low scrub make up these beautiful,
acres, great investment for developer, or secluded
home site. Electric and phone lines on property, sever-
al deeded access points, 623.88'. water frontage, set-
backs apply. MLS #2687. Call 850-227-2511 for more
information. $260,000.
Wetappo Creek Estates. Beautiful wooded lot on
paved road in area restricted to homes only. Creek
access and just 10 mins. from the beacln. lot size 110 x
200. $6,000.
1.27 acre. 101' Highway 386 frontage. Close to
Intracoastal Waterway, 5 minutes from beach.
$13,500.00.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Blk.'
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
WEWAHITCHKA
Wewahitchka area Stone Mill Creek Estates comer
of South Dianna St. and Creekview Dr. 2 beautiful
lots approx. 2.5 acres, 635.81' paved road frontage.
This property has been cleared, some trees remain.
Lots are high and dry, this. is beautiful country. For
more information call 227.2511. $20,500.
C. L. Morgan Sub. Vacant lot. Beautiful wooded
corner lot on paved street. 73.4' x 70'x144' approx., -
this property has never flooded and is zoned for Res.
home or mobile home. Just 1 min. from the Dead
Lakes or 20 mins. from the beach. All mineral rights
convey. $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka.
Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' water-
front x 252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot
with direct access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for
homes or mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the
home of your dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivi-
sion and still be just 20 min. from the beach. $10,000.
http://www.fantasyproperties.com
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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Jan. 28. 1999 Page Seven


AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743


AWUTOMOiIVE


Dump trucks for farm use. Call 648-
5229. 4tc 1/28
One "little old lady" owned, 1989 Ford'
Escort LX, 4 doors,' power steering and
brakes, auto. trans., a/c, am/fm radio,
automatic seat Belts, brand-hew tires,
interior-excel. cond., 44,000 original
miles (no kidding) $2,300. Call 648-
4774, leave message. Itp. 1/28
'91 Dodge Dakota LE, all power, auto-
matic od, a/c, bed liner, class 3 hitch,
93,000 easy miles, very clean, asking
$,500. Call 648-5234. 2tp 1/28


* w Do you need a good looking, good run-
ning, clean used car priced $2,995 or
less? Do you want Buy-Here-Pay-Here
financing with low down and low
monthly payments? Then Oakley's Cars
& Trucks on Madison.St. in Oak Grove
is the place for you. So please call 227-
1294 or better yet stop by. We have
been serving this area since 1986.
tfc 1/28
'86 Chevy lwb, 1/2 ton pickup, 350 4
barrel, auto trans, a/c, p/s, p/b,.
"$3,500. 227-5349. tfc 1/7





KAYAKS for sale! 229-9282. 2tc 1/28
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. $1,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
'helm & water sink, $450. 24' pontoon
-trailer, $600. 647-3452. tfc 1/7


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,BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYLMake NEON
-SIGNS: t make good income! Small
investment. 22 9.9282'. 2tc T/28





Building for rent: ready for any type of
business. Also Car Wash for rent; For
more information call 8509-648-3090,
or leave message. Iltc 1/28
IUnfurnished 3 bedroom house, 1 1/2
baths at Cape' San Blas, 1 mile from
State Park entrance, with Gulf view and
access to beach by boardwalk. $575
'month, $300 deposit, no pets.: 647-
.5349 after 6:00. 227-8998 or 227-1235.
tfc 1/28
For rent: 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
in Wewahltchka. Rent based on income.
For more InformaUon call 1-500-365-
'9527 ext. 20. I
Mobile Home for rent. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba..
stove, refrp ,. dish washer. cen. h,'a.
A350 month, plus deposit. 648-5476
S 'dc ti 1/21
House in Wewahltchka. 2 bdrm,, 1 ba.,
$500 a month including utilities. Call
639-4543;. ; 4tc 1/21

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
.ic l/14
IBEACEH STORAGE

Day: 227-7200,
night: 647-3882
Ask about our special
St. Joe Beach


Safe 'N Dry Storage.
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL
229-2727


MINI STORAGE
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200

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


At Beacon Hill, nice all electric, 26 ft.
RV on 50'x50' lot located 1/2 block from
beach. Electric, water & cable fur-
nished. Excellent for retired or single
person, $290 a month or will move RV
and rent lot only for $200 a month
including w/g/c, 648-5905 after 5:00.
2tc 1/21
Mobile home for rent at beach, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, $325 monthly, $200
deposit, no utilities, no pets, references
required. Call 227-7372. 2tp 1/21


2 bedroom house, nice yard, ch&a, 456
Madison St., $420 month, $420 securi-
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 1/14
Retail store for rent at 302-B Reid
Avenue. Call 229-2727. tfc 12/31
Commercial building, 1750 sq. ft,, 107
Second St., Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
tfc 12/31
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 1/7
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 1/7


Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. I tfc 1/7
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm. ,
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrn. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted.. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
"* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 1/7


Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per md., plus utilities.'
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfc 1/7


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




Gulf View,

Mini Storage
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

850 -29-6310
tfc/7


Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc777


For Rent, One Bedroom
Handicap Apartment
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc 1/7


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
< Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tf
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Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 1/7
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. tfc 9/25





Garage Sale: Saturday, 1008 Marvin
Ave. 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Leather sofas,
tables, children's and, adult clothing,
toys.
Carport Sale: Friday and Saturday, 237
Nan Nook Rd., Mexico Beach. 8 a.m.
CST, tool box for full size truck, linens,
kitchen items, pet taxi, misc. furniture,
lamps, electric heater. ltc
Yard Sale: 3 families, 4652 South Hwy.
71, Saturday, January 30, 8:00 till.
Rain cancels. : Itp
Yard Sale: 8-12:00 Saturday, 2003
Palm Blvd.
Yard Sale: Sat., Jan. 30, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
at 279 Angelfish St., Highland View.
Beanie Babies, dolls, dishwasher, baby
furniture, what nots, Coca Cola glasses,
etc. Itp
Yard Sale 711 Georgia Ave.. Saturday.
Baby items, toys, small appliances, lots
of nice miscellaneous items, priced to
sell. Dealers welcome.
Yard Sale. 406 5th St., Mexico Beach.
Friday & Saturday. Jan. 29 & 30, 7:30
until. Come look, no early sales. Itp
Moving Sale- Sat., Jan. 30, 8 a.m., 204
Gulf Aire Dr., St. Jpe Beach. Some fur-
'niture and lots of miscellaneous.


Sitter needed in my home
year old. Four nights a week.
3982. If no answer please leave
on machine.


NHC Homecare, Our Port St. Joe
Homecare Program is seeking a part
time RN or LPN who is enthusiastic and
able to cope with patients of all ages
and mental outlooks. Mileage reim-
bursed and benefits available. Home
care experience preferred. Interested
parties should contact Maureen
Mattison, Administrator at 229-8238.
EQE/Drug Free Workplace. Itc 1/28
WAREHOUSE PERSON. Maintain clean
&,organized stockroom, warehouse,
and yard. Performs shipping & receiving
functions in compliance with company
procedures. Assist with issuing materi-
als, and with inventory counts. Ability
to develop and implement a simple
recordkeeping procedure, H.S. Diploma
or GED required.
IWfOLOGY offers a competitive compen-
sation plan, including 401K, stock
options, medical & dental coverage,
paid vacations & more'. Applicants
should fax Recruiter, 706-645-0149 or
e-mail resumes to brogers-@
knology.com\ EOE.. I t to 1/28
ELECTRICIAN CITY OF PANAMA
CITY. Must have knowledge of the stan-
dard practices, tools and terminology of
the electrical trade, street lighting
methods and techniques. Ability to
maintain and repair complicated electri-
cal systems, wiring, fixtures, and equip-
- ment. Must be able to make under-
ground repairs and have sufficient agill-
ty to work above ground. Must possess
high school diploma or equivalency. 3
years experience as Journeyman
Electrician, possess or have the qualifi-
cations to obtain a Bay County/Panama
City Certificate of Competency as a
Journeyman Electrician. An equivalent
amount of electrical training and expe-
rience in motor control ir-nng may be
accepted. Salary $373.82 weekly plus
benefits. Apply before Friday, Jan. 29,
1999. City of Panama City, 9 Harrison
Ave., Panama City,: FL 32401.
y:EOE/Drug Free Workplace. It 1/28


Immediate employment opportunity
available in Tallahassee. Long term-full
time posiUon for Tallahassee metal roof-
i. ng contractor & sheet metal fabrication
-shop. Looking for Experienced Shop-
Foreman and Metal Roofing
for eight Installers. Must have knowledge of
Call 647- sheet metal construction. Must be able
-message to pass a drug test and have a valid
Florida driver's license. Call "Werico" at
ltp 1/28. 1-800-226-1168 and ask for Sandi.
8tc 1/28


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applications
until 5:00 p.m. EST., Wed., February 3,
1999 for the following position:
BUILDING INSPECTOR/ASSISTANT
PLANNER. Applications arid job specifi-
cations may be obtained at the Gulf
County Building Dept. Room 147, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL
32456, Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. ,-
5:00 E.S.T. Applicants need -to have a
general knowledge of the building field,
and a valid Florida driver's license. Also,
a general understanding of .the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan would be
beneficial. Gulf County enforces a drug-
free workplace policy and is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employ-
er. it 1/28
Full Time position with The Star. Must
have good communication 'and writing
skills, computer literate, excellent typ-
ing skills. Send resume to: The Star, P.
0. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.


Receptionist/Reservationist.
Property management office, requires
customer interface, good telephone
skills, and computer literate. Full time
positions w/benefits. Openings at
Simmons Bayou and Mexico Beach.
Fantasy Properties, Inc. Call 227-2511
or 648-5146. 2tc 1/21
Director of Nursing needed. Experience
in long-term care preferred. Please
apply in person at Sunrise for Bay St.
Joseph, 220 Ninth Street, Port St. JOe,
Equal Opportunity Employer. 2tc 1/28
Reputable construction co., custom
home builders, looking for long term
employees for work in Walton Co. Paid
vacations, 401k, health insurance.
Looking for people to relocate if they are
right person ior the job. Call 850-267-
2898 to schedule interview. References
helpful. 4tc 1/7
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$400 Sign On Bonus

RN's, LPN's, CNA's. Please apply in person at SunRise
of Bay St. Joseph, 220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe.
S Equal Opportunity Employer
2tc 1/28


Multi-Skilled Mechanics
Southeast Paper Manufacturing Company, Iocated in Dublin, Georgia, is
one of the industry'ss most progressive newsprint suppliers. Our operation
consists of a Utilities area for on-site steam and power generation s. a
Pulp and Deinking and Bleaching mill and two modern, high speed
newsprint paper machines.
We are presently looking for multi-skilled mechanics with strong electri-
cal, instrumentation and/or mechanical skills. An E&I candidate should
have experience with DC drives, 3-phase 480 VAC and 4160 VAC motors,
starters and switchgear. as well as calibration, installation, repair and
troubleshooting of various types of instruments. Mechanical candidates
should possess heavy millwright. machinist, mechanalysis. and pipefit-
ting skills and experience
tSoutheast Paper offers an excellent salary compensation and benefit
package. If you have skills and'experience in the above fields and are
interested In employment with a progressive industry leader, please send
your resume to the Human Resources Manager.
Southeast Paper Manufacturing Company
P. 0. Box 1169, Dublin, GA 31040
Equal Opportunity Employer


TR'ADE'Iand SERVICE


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
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Glynn Dykes
Drywall
"No job too big, or too small"
227-1785
Free Estimates Insured
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ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
tfc 7/2


e '\ Residential
1(o0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
'Termite Treatments ie- i urari Moel
* Flea Control Co'"irTuiirnmi
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real E-: ie (WDE') R, p.:,I I Construction Sites
FAMILY. OWNED
[ PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co & Sunrrcu,-,i,n 4r
Free Estimates & Inspections


S., 1 6 -M c .ec 21


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC n0035936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631
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BART'S
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
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 Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 -ER 0007623





lob o ROY'S
For the handymann and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. t, fc 1/7

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping, Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581


C. J.'s Lawn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
MING'*
Will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


K


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


Steve Brant's

ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St.'Joe Call
229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 7/2


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190


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GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS


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FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218)


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456c 7/18 Fax 648-8752



Jo nj M1ize Pl.mbing, Glass & Supplj, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
SALES & PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS & MIRRORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RFO051042, RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738


FOR RENT FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED


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THELP WANTED oELeWrNTED MoSwELhoOe CapLHOMSS REAESAnE NOTICES


.Job Opportunity Bulletin, Kempfer
Sawmill, Inc.
If you are tired of local mill closures and
layoffs and want to contemplate relocat-
ing for a stable Jh, one which has bi
layoffs, consider the following:
Kempfer Sawmill, Inc., one of.Florida's
largest cypress wood products facilities
is looking for qualified applicants for the
following positions:
MECHANIC/MILLWRIGHT: Minimum.
two (2) years experience in repair and
maintenance of loaders, forklifts and'
various kinds of rolling stock equip-
ment. Also knowledge and ability to
weld, cut and fabricate are desirable.
Other experience in sawmill equipment
repair and maintenance is desirable.
LUMBER GRADER: Experience or
training in lumber grading is required
or ability to demonstrate competency in
lumber grading based on previous
instruction.
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: Requires
minimum one (1) year's experience in
operating forklifts, front-end loaders,
knuckle broom.
LUMBER HANDLERS: No experience is
required.
Pay for each position will depend upon
specific job applied for and experience
of each indMidual.
Kempfer. Sawmill. Inc., is located in
Central Florida 50 miles S.E. of Orlando
or 13 miles west of Melbourne. For
application and interview call 407-892-
2955 or write Kempfer Sawmill, Inc.
6254 Kempfer Road, St. Cloud, FL
34773.; "-Drug Free Workplace".
2tc 1/28

Dishwasher, cook, and a hostess/
cashier. Apply in person at Toucan's
Restaurant, Mexico Beach. Ask for Bill
or John. No phone calls please.
3tc 1/14


Gary's Appliance Repair
Phone.-- Owner
850-229-8139 Gary McCroan


RIOniC-T ELECTRIC
Reasonable Rates Done by the Hour
Residential Electrician
Howard Creek FL 32465 Parker FL 32A04,
850-827-2429 8 50-85-0871 I
Electricians Don Mitchell & Tim Maestri


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


MOVING
& DELIVERY
4-9 SERVICE
(85 64Wealso load
Serncng e arew rented trucs! w
25 years dependable seroce rented trucks


Social worker needed for long-term care
facility. BSW or MSW. Please apply in
person, Sunrise for Bay St. Joseph, 220
9th St., Port St. Joe. EOE.> 2tc 1/28
Permanent part-time collection experi-
ence required. 10-15 hours a week,
starting after 1-15-99. Good hourly
wage. Call 648-9555. 4tp 1/7
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 1/7

U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 1/7






Cypress plans and slabs for sale. Call
229-9282. 2tc 1/28
Matching couch and, chair, dresser.
227-1583, ask for Melissa. Will take
best offer. Iltn


FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs 1 Loveseat Wrought Iron
Chair & Stool Wicker Chair *
Papasan Chair Assorled Office
Chairs Lift Chair. Can be seen at
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
e l/7


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. -Service
LIC EF,R0013168-INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND



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

tzwa' 91l
^Fc~ie ion, (?1eanu
Reasonable Rates & References
Available
Call 647-9634

* loldenniol Cu lom Wood
SCc,-rmencio Inau:uila

A 8 R Fence
Fenc/in and Concrete Work
Albert Feilschmann FtEt Estirnates,
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047.


S&G L Enterprises Catherine L. Collier
BASIC LAWN CARE B Independent Sales
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your Repr sent Waye
Specifications 211 Allen Memorial W ay
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870, (850) P229-8400
Cell 850-227-6738 c7/2 AV OI


"Spotbal" Professional Painting
INTERIOR EXTERIOR
Joel M. Barbee (850) 229-61147
Free Estimates 40 years experience


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
"< : REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
SPhil Collier Residential Contractor
2ie9/17 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99


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 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


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


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


Installation Pump-Out Repair


TO BE GIVEN AWAY. FREE side-by-side
refrigerator/freezer with Icemaker,
rusty but In good working condition.
Call 229-6378. ltc 1/28
Donut frver and proofer. S500 for both.
Walk-in cooler. S 1.000. Please call 648-
8385 for details. 3tp 1/21


* Lease/purchase 12x65' mobile home on
rental lot. Call 229-8959. 4tp 1/28
Mobile home,: 12'x70'. ready to move,
S3.500 obo. Call 648-5229 4tc 1/28
12x65' mobile home. cheap, needs
repair, $500. 647-5106. tfc 1/7


AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and Returning Friends Program. Have you
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 1/7"-or any of your relatives bought a home
from Sil's Mobile Homes! We have a spe-
IRUIaiu0nu1 cial discount program for NouI Trades
FIREWOODUU 10 truckload, you Welcomed! Now In stock SHIP qualliled
cut, you haul! S65 we cut, we haul. Call DCA modulars, Zone II and Zone III
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 1/14 homes!, Call Vance, Larry or Jill at 1-
800-239-4671.. 2tc 1/21,
Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways Land Home Special. Use Your tax
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN. refund, move in nowl Special orders
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN don't upset usl Land in lien and trades
welcomed. Sil's Mobile Homes, 1023 N.
S2 Tyndall Pkwy., Panama City, FL 32401,
Large 2-plece rattan couch with loose 1-800-239-4671, ask for Larrm.2tc 1/21
back cushions, mauve & print. Will sac-
rifice, $100. 648-3029. 2tc 1/28 Make Room Sale. Sil's has discounted
several lot models to make room for new
floor plans in 1999. Save SI,000's!
I | i --.E 28x60 den model, was $55,900, now
$47,900, save $8,000. 28x52 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, was 835.995. now
$28,995, save $7,000. Sil's Mobile
Zone III special, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Homes. 1-800-239-4671. ask for JUll.
$12,995. Sil's Mobile Homes, 1-800-, 2tc 1/21


239-4671, ask for Vance. 2tc 1/21
Bring your W-2's and taxpayers.
Rapid refund may be used as down
payment on hew home DCA modular,'
Zone 11 and Zone ll. Prices starting as'
low as S13,500 for 2 bedroom I bath.
Single wide. S135 a month.
Double wides as low as $25,995, 3 bed-
room. 2 bath. 8220 month! Sil's Mobile
Homes, 1023 N. Tyndall Pkwy., Panama;
City, FL(1-800-239-4671). Give us a:
call to pre-qualify. 2tc 1/21 '


CHILD CARE, Allene Stutzman, my
home or yours, ages 2-12. M-F, 8 to 5.
Also some evenings and weekends",
SHave references. 227-7364. I tp

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 Barflield's Lawn S
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
229-2727
New & used mowers &


equipment.


lk 7/30


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
BaltzeU Ave. Phone 227-7229


RELOCATINGI 3 bedroom. 1.5 bath
home on 2 shady lots in nice neighbor-
hood at 1003 McClelland. Central h/a.
laundry, hardwood floors, new berber
carpet,, screened pdrch, fenced yard,
large storage, building, carport. 227.-
2192. .. 4tp 1/28


STEVE 01
MAI
229


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By owner: townhome Cape San Bias,
nice two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, like new,.
many extras including furniture, gulf
view from 3 decks, reduced to
$143,000. Must see 850-227-3351.
tfc 1/21

Beautiful Home Near the Beach.
3BR/2BA 1,203 sq. ft. open plan with
cathedral ceilings. Low maint. vinyl,
spacious kitchen, large util. rm.,
Kenmore appliances, all .elec., 2 car
garage, 4 blocks from the beach In Sea
Shores subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
304 Nautilus Dr. $109,900. 647-9373,
www.digitalexp.com/~users/deanmixon
4tp 1/14

Must see. unique beach cottage, wrap
around deck attached laundry building.
brick fireplace w/gas logs. central air.
3rd building set up for workshop. clty
watei natural gas, TV dish & cable
setup, ceiling fans, dedicated St.. Joe
Beach, hilltop shaded lot including 2 fig
trees, privacy fence around back yard,
asking $59,500. 247 Santa Anna. 647-
5766. 4tp 1/14
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on approx. 150'x163'
lot. Convenient to downtown. school.
churches and baseball field. S23.500.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach. Inc.
648-5777. c 12/31
ACREAGE WEWAHITCHKA PRICE
REDUCED!!! 78 beautiful acres on
County Rd. 386. approx. I mile west of
State Rd. 71. Reduced from S150.000 to
$129.500. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 850-647-5777. tfc 12/31,
2 bedroom, I bath house. 519 9th St..
Port St. Joe, $31,000. 229-8932 after
6:00 p.m. tfc 1/7


2 bdrm.. I ba.. hv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3


James Young's house lor sale,' 6/9
UTBOARD Maddox St. O.G. 8 room. cen. air &
heat, ceiling fans in bedroom & den.
RINE Carport & utility, boat shed & extra
-BOAT storage shed on 6 lots (30'xl 40'), pecan,
pear & fig trees. blueberry bushes,
grape arbor. garden space, well for out-
I Work Doesn't Cost, side use. Good neighbors. Low utility
It Pays! cost, $65,000 229-6232 for appoint-
ment. ffc 1/7


STUMP REMOVAL
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue *
-Port St. Joe
850-647-3405
Charles Tipton
ifc 1 /26


STUCCO

by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Small Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-5424


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

Clint's 'Home 'Repair

,"Small Jobs Our Specialty"' 6
Carpentry, 'Painting,
'Remodeling
25 Yrs Experience 1
Free Estimates Ak 9.24 0


2026 Marvin Avenue
rla 11 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SLicense #RC0067081

^ Phone(850)

'-25 YearsE xpdietc-1 229-6859
S 12/3


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

S CARPET CLEANING M




:E Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage Z
S Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
to (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663

STEAM CLEANING STEAM 'CLEANING


For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. uv/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room. breakfast nook.
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 1/7
WATERFRONT home onl 1.5acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tc 1/7

For sale in Wewa. Singe wide trailer,
screen porch. Uitlity room. shady lot,
some financing. S24.500. 639-5920.`
Uc 12/3

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creek\lew Subd., with septic
tank & well 82.500 do,.-n. S132.16 mo.
Call George. 229-6031. tfc 1/7
A' nice 3' bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 1/7

One acre of land In Wewahltchka.
S 1.000 obo. Call 639-3410. Uc 1/7

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,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 1/7








100+ acres, of wetlands or disturbed
wetlands, 647-8317, leave message.
2tc 1/21


( Prudential
I Resort Realty of,
St. George Island

St. Joseph Bay Office Ban
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-


NOTICE
B & A Auto and Towing will be selling the following
vehicle. The sale will be held January 28. 1999 at
9 a.m. EST at 4560 CR 386, Port St. Joe. FL 32456,
(850) 647-3031. Right to refuse any and all bids.
1990 Chevy Baretta
VIN # 1G1LV14G8LE171610
Itc, January28, 1999.
IN THE FOURTEENTiH JiDICLAL
CIlRLirT Or FLOI)JDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
GULFr COiri' FA.ARMI INC
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRAMI 1 GLENN anhd
NATHANIEL GLEIJN
Defendants.
Defendants CASE NO. 98-257 CA9

NOTICE OF1SALE
NOTICE iS HEREBY :.1TEr4thit me ur,.d-rsi4ned
Clerk .l the Cilrul Co, j )u GulI C.-:.Jor,r l :.ndja.
p.m.ulntI. Ll, r & Fir.il Ju.lgmrrl 1a F:.recl .ure
emnered im d'i, Ccue iall :4fU a' the Ifr,-ri Jor of
-,e Courthouue Ir, Caol Cour.tv ri.nda at 1 100
A N Eajitern Tune. on the I ILh dJai (.I February.
199,' the iollonire d.C1 nbed real pri.r.rtv lying
arid being in Gull C.:urnry Fl.rida t-al
Farm u-4-1 Gilf C.,Liunn Farmis lUrt Three
Commience ait he NW' C.orner of -i:uan 30 I5S.
R'ZW Gull CouLnrv. Fl tUene u. south i 03 O o-0"
E il aluri the We,' Lie ol .uid ,icu.,r, 3u ior
2472 20 I then Nuar-ii 71 -13 40' Eai .long
the Southerly R VW' lin o a H 60 ft suteet for
33685 it to the POB thence curnuure North
: 43-40 Ealt along 'said S hout-erly R W for
3IM00 fi i r:, the Westerlv R, W line lof a 0 It
,eetL. h-.ence S.:.ui I 1620' Ea. i-dung said
w\\e-lerl% R'W 'V r l.:.r 67, :0i ft. thence South
71 i 3 -1 We.t t .,r 3'O o 00 l i thence N.,rLth
18-60,' 0" 10tI.- l;2 600' o Ii to thie POB .on.r
Ltinmig 50) acre- inure -or le s
THIS NOTICE dwaed thlid 26th dia of January.
1999
BENNI C LISTER Clerk
GullJ COunrv Cir,.uii CCoun
^ NIqcf -l .irid
Itc Jianu.r, e6 1999
BID NO. 9899.11
Th- Gull CounrN B.:rd of, Can.n CoonuTUa.ioner,
wull r il.e hid;* Ifrom an person c..impainy or Ccor
poraoon interested lr. pro.idnlg thie- Cuunty the fol-
lI.ing
Financing (1) Used
1986 Fire Truck 550.000.00
Term 5 years
White City Fire Department
Deliver Dale mut be specified
Pleae Indicale on the enmelope u-tial thi is a
SEALED BID the BID NUMBER and ihat the BID
i'. for
Bids will be re.cir'd unul Fndrl, rebuary 5.
l1i999 a 5( 0 p m. E S T. a th- Olliceof the Clerk
ol Court. 1000 Ce-cil C Co,,un Sr Bl,.1 Port S
Joe Flonda 32456 Tne Board re-ere_ the naht to
reject any and all prF.po.al, received
GUiLF COUNTY BOARD OF ,
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
-,., ,', Toyrru.nv Kn'ox. Chairman
S Bernv C Lintcr. Clerk
2ic. Janusar, 26 ar.a Februa-i 4. 1999
BID NO. 9899-12
Ti' Gulf" Couwin Boara L o. Counrt Curomis,sioTIners
aill recel-e bid5 from- ar,n person Co,.Tpanr or cor-
po,-'o:, n Iri.-re-_-ed in pr, ain tldi e Co-unt ,ir th o.-
Financing III New Fire Truck S180 000.00
Term 5 years
Beaches Fire Department
Deliver Date mustL be specified
Pleased idicaLe on the envelope that this i a
SEALlED BID the BID NUMBER and what the BID
Is for.
Bid- -AillI be i-c.:i 'ed unul Frl-.iva F..ru-',' 5
1999.at 5 0 p rri E S T t al li Of,. f .-l f the Clrrk
of Court. I,0,' 0Iecd G Cksoun. Sr BI'n Port S
Joe Flo.- Id 32455 TrTe Board reser.e- the neht to
reject an and ,.ll prupo-zal, recened
GULF COLitFi" BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
s,' T.-.urmr, Krnx. Chairman
.'!, Bernin, C Livr Clerk
2rc Jaruanr, 2- and Februar'y 4. 1999


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St. G~orge Island


St. GCorge Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Apalachicola
850-653-2555 888-419-2555
rier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107


HOMESITES

INDIAN PASS Beachfront
96' on Gulf, 76' on Road
Beautiful view.
$239,000. MLS #2842


CAPE SAN BLAS Surfside Estates
Gulfside and interior lots with
Gulf access. Great location.
Prices start at $18,500.
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and 9 are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Q Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


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