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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 11, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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The Star On Line at http:lwww.homlouwn.com/star
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY


Lady Sharks Advance
Play-Off Schedule on Page 12A
Law Enforcement Reports
County & Cities-Page 1 0A
4A/2A/1A State Champs
in "Shoot Out" Saturday
Photos, Stats on Page 11A
Wewa Business Opens
Photo on Page I B
Preble-Rish Classic Brings
Home Baseball Season
Preview on Page 9A
Obituaries Page 8A
Gospel Weekend See 48
Nabbed Nets Measured
See Details on Page 3A
Day of Prayer on 28th
More on Page 4A
Burke New Tobacco
Coordinator Page 7A
Baxter Signs
Story on Page 12A


Cong. Boyd's Rep.
In Port St. Joe
Every 3rd Friday
The community Is reminded
that a member of Representative
Boyd's staff hold office hours in
Port St. Joe. A member of U.S.
Rep. Alien Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting Port
St. Joe on the third Friday of
every month so that the people of
Gulf County will have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person issues
which concern them.

A repi-esentative of his staff
will be at-trl'Te& a'Uo'trvCourt -
House in the downstairs confer-
ence room from ,9:00 to 11:30
a.m.,; ET, on Friday, February 19.


Jobs Could be on the Way for Gulf County


uept. of Corrections Secre-
tary Michael Moore addresses
the task force.


State Representative Bev Kilmer, left, speaks with City of Port St.
Joe Mayor Johnny Linton, Superintendent of Schools Jerry Kelley
and Sissy Worley, finance clerk for the school system.


Mary Helen Blakeslee, left, Rural Advocate for the Govern
office, Rep. Kilmer and Rep. Allen Bense.


or's Governor Jeb Bush enters hearing room
being offered Gulf County.


Good News Told at Task Force's Organizational
Meeting in Tallahassee Last Thursday

Members of the Gulf County task force held their
first organizational meeting in Tallahassee last
Thursday (February 4) and were overwhelmed by the
response from nearly every state agency, local repre-
sentatives, and even Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who
attended much of the two and one-half hour meeting.
Local State Representative Bev Kilmer pledged to
organize the task force dui-ing a recent rally of unem-
ployed workers held at the Port St. Joe High School
gymnasium, and. if, Thursday's first step toward that
process is any indication of what is in store, Gulf
County certainly has a lot to look forward to.
The group is comprised of a cross-section of the
county including representatives from labor,, county
government, city government, the school system,
industry, business, Chamber of Commerce, and the
Gulf County Economic Development Committee.
Mary Helen Blakeslee, Rural
Advocate and Interagency
Coordinator for the Governor's
office, will be coordinating the task
force's efforts with the full support
-: "' of local representative, Kilmer, and
SPanama City representative Allen
V .Bense. All three were active in
leading discussions during the
meeting.


GCI Annex Opening
New Secretary of the
Department of Corrections Michael
Moore wasted little time getting the
meeting off to a good start when he
announced plans being made to
begin phasing in the new 1.200
bed annex addition at Gulf
Correctional Institute near
Wewahltchka.
'Since construction was com-
f "pleted, the annex has been empty
because of a lack of sufficient.
4 inmate numbers in the state
,,,prison system.
Moore outlined plans to -staff
to monitor assistance the annex with state corrections
personnel, and contract bed space
to county and city jails across the
state which are experiencing
S. inmate overflow problems.


Florida Coast Paper Company Gives Its Current Position Update


Efforts to restructure Florida
Coast Paper Company, with an
eye toward the start-up of its mill
in Port St. Joe, are continuing.
Harold D. Wright, Chairman
of Florida Coast, said Tuesday
that discussions involving Florida
Coast are taking place with the
mill's mortgage note holders, the
City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County,


and international representatives
of the three unions that represent
the mill's hourly employees.
Wright said the discussions
with the various groups are at dif-
fering stages. He added that. "We
are encouraged by the initial tone
of the discussions with the city.
the county, and the unions, and
hope these discussions will lead


to agreements that will permit the
mill to reopen and operate In a
financially competitive manner."
Wright -said the discussions
with the unions are taking place
"at the highest level." These
unions are the Paper, Allied-
Industrial Chemical and Energy
Workers International Union.
AFL-CIO; the International


Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO; and
the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers. AFL-CIO,

"It would be premature to dis-
cuss any specifics of the discus-
sions at this time." Wright said.
He noted however, that, "The dis-
cussions will explore every avail-


able option to find a solution that
will allow the mill to operate prof-
itably." ,

Wright also emphasized that,
"While our discussions are based
upon a common interest in seeing
the mill reopened, there are, how-
ever, many major obstacles to
overcome."


He said they were currently
discussing the idea with
Corrections Corporation of
America in Bay County, which cur-
rently has an overflow population
of approximately 300 inmates.
Governor Jeb Bush added his
support to the proposal suggest-
ing the department might even
look at other prison systems,
including federal prisons, for
additional inmates to be housed
(See TASK FORCE on Page 74


PSJ Police
Dept. Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 11
FCPC Pays $75,000 of
1 WWTP Operations Bill
Port St. Joe City Clerk
Pauline Pendarvis announced a
special workshop session of the
Port St. Joe City Commission is
set for 5:00 Thursday afternoon
(February 11) to discuss the
future status of the city's police
r- i department.
Mayor Johnny. Linton called
the workshop, meeting, and
according to Pendarvis, Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
was also nvinted to attend. Sheriff.
McKeithen was, contacted by the
city in reference to the possibility
of the sheriffs office providing
police protection to the city, and
:what the cost Would be to the city.
During discussion at the
board's last regular meeting, com-
missioners said whatever they did
would be considered and dis-
cussed in a public meeting. Some
discussion was also given to
putting the matter on the ballot in
a city-wide referendum in May.
FCPC Makes Partial Payment
d Pendarvis also stated Tues-
day that the city has received
$75,000 in partial payment from
Florida Coast Paper Company for
its portion of operational expens-
es for the city's wastewater treat-
ment plant.
Florida Coast Paper Company
currently owes approximately
$1.5 million for its portion of the
wastewater treatment plant oper-
,ations. The city has been negoti-
ating with the mill for payment of
the debt for several months and
(See POLICE on Page 3)


Board Approves Support of Training


Cente r; Approves Road for Paving

WhtR A7it Water


-rVVIL'tw U.tJy VL(y ,-
Tests Very Good
During the Gulf County
'Commission's regular meeting
Tuesday evening, the board
passed a resolution of support for
a riverine training center being
located in Bay County.
The base facility would be
located at the Naval Coastal
Systems in Bay County 'and
would be a training site for Navy
SEALS.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
told the board the facility would
bring approximately 300 jobs to
the area if they were successful in
landing it.
He said some of those jobs
would come to Gulf County since
much of the riverine training
would be conducted on local
waterways.
During Traylor's discussion,
he explained that officials touring
the river system liked what they
saw, comparing the area to river-
ways located in the Panama
Canal Zone.
White City Water tests Good
Commission chairman Tom-
my Knox and Nathan Peters, Jr.
told the board that water tests
conducted on the White City
water system checked out
extremely well.
Commissioner Peters said a
sampling of three areas across the
community were sent to
Jacksonville for quality tests by


The Wewahltchka Community Center is shown above, when it was
used as a command center during the last flood.


Wewa Leases Community

Building to Senior Citizens


Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners signed a lease agreement
with the Gulf County Senioi-
Citizens Association for the orga-
nization to lease the Wewahitchka
Community Center for its use.
Under the lease proposal, the
community building would still be
available for public use and the
senior citizens would honor all
existing commitments made by
the city.


Non-profit organizations will
also be able to continue using the
building at no charge. The Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion will run its programs out of
the building, and will expand its
current operations.
Anyone wishing to reserve the
building should contact the
senior citizens group at 639-
9910.
(See LEASE on Page 3)


Gulf County Health Department
Director Doug Kent and checked
out well.
Some concern had been
issued during the board's last
meeting about the quality of the
White City water system and the
board had agreed to pursue the
updated test as a means to
resolve the matter.
Board Accepts Pelican Walk
After a lengthy discussion,
commissioners voted 3-2 to
accept Pelican Walk as a county
road following the recommenda-
tion of commission, chairman
Tommy Knox, who passed the
chair to Commissioner Peters in
order to make the motion.
.Commissioners Johnny
Stanley and Nathan Peters, Jr.
argued against the motion, stat-
ing that the county doesn't have
the funds to take on any more
roads.
The board held a workshop.
on the-issue last Friday, but failed
to reach a unified consensus on
how to handle this particular
issue, as well as other road main-
tenance questions on non-county
roads.
Board attorney Tim
McFarland has advised the board
against doing maintenance work
on private roads within the coun-
ty.
Commissioner Knox ex-
plained that only minor repair
work was needed on the roadway,
and residents would be advised


what resurfacing funds wer
available for the road. He als


re
o


(See APPROVES on Page 8)


Company Looking
To Locate In G.C.
Potential to Employ 70-200 Workers
Just in case you haven't
heard, a medical telephone ser-
vice company is taking applica-
tions for employees in Gulf
County.
The company plans to employ
70 workers initially, but expects
that figure to grow to somewhere
around 200 employees fairly
rapidly.
Gulf County's Chamber of
Commerce and Economic
Development Committee are
announcing the employment
opportunity. Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director Diane
Scholz said the owner is testing
the employee pool before making
a final commitment to locate -at
the Gulf County Industrial Park
site, Just south of Wewahitchka.
Starting salaries for the jobs
will be $8.00 per hour, with an
increase to $9.25 per hour within
three months.
In order to make application,
call 1-800-454-0068, or the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce at
227-1223 or 227-2151, for fur-
ther information.


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Q -PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999


Want a Job?

THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE A little influence with the
state, local and national governments are all bending over
backwards, trying to make jobs available for those in Port St.
Joe who find themselves without jobs. It is a selfless task and a
wrenching task, to say the least. For the most part, people are
thankful for the assist, but it sort of rubs those working so hard
to turn things around, the wrong way, when they find less pos-.
itive response than they think the people ought to show.
The response to their efforts have been lukewarm, thus far,
which is disturbing to those working so hard for the benefit of
the jobless.
Last week, a delegation spent the day in Tallahassee, trying '
to line up opportunities for the benefit of the jobless. They used
up most of .their "points", just to get things rolling here and,
keep meat on the table and keep the table from being repos-
sessed. They were successful, to a degree, and their visit result-
ed in several jobs being made available and even more promised '
for the future.
WE LEARN, HOWEVER, THAT JOB takers are short in
number. Either the jobs don't suit the taker's fancy or some
other such reason stands between them and a filled incidence'
of employment. This ought not to be. There are plenty of people
out there who are not working when they need to be. There are
folks willing to go to the wall for them. to arrange for jobs which
pay money.
What we're saying here, is the response to their efforts could
stand some improvement!
If you don't wish to pull up roots and leave town; you wish
to try to stay here; then take advantage of these job opportuni-
ties which are being arranged for your benefit; at least tem-
porarily.
There are a number ofjob opportunities available at the pre-
sent time. The Chamber of Commerce office has several listed
and nobody to fill them, to name one place. You can go to the
office, at Shipyard Cove. located at the western end of Fourth
Street [west of Baltzell Avenuel, to gain information about sev-
eral jobs currently vacant, or find out pertinent information
about the several places to go, where you can find a greater
variety of opportunities.
These opportunities won't stay open forever. They are one
shot deals, for the most part. It will be first come, first served.



Taking Economic Measures

OUR CITY FATHERS ARE BEGINNING TO take steps to
economize on city operations wherever they can. They have it to
do if the city is going to keep from going into debt in several of
its operations. It has been so long since the city has had to
worry excessively about where it was going to get money to do
anything we wanted, that the city governors don't have much
practice in economic measures. There are still numerous activ-
ities going on in the city, but. let's face it; the engine which pow-
ers almQ ne .11'^Br&1 J .s t d o
we ha"o't"do something else until it becomes hot 'and running
again.
The reduction in force at the huge Wastewater Treatment
plant was a necessary first step towards the city's frugal mea-
sures, but it probably won't be the last if things don't change
pretty soon. So, brace yourself for more shutdowns to come.
WE HAVE ALL WEATHERED THIS storm pretty well, so far.
There's no doubt but what we'll become a thriving community,
again. That's probably one of the reasons we had to write the
editorial directly above this one. But. it takes time to turn
things around. You don't just shift gears, much like you do on
an. automobile, and go at a different speed. Our city has to be
prepared to take the hard knocks which are sure to come, pend-
ing any change in the economy.
It will take a steady hand on the city's helm. if it is to come
though this crisis without having to suffer to any great extent.
We'll attempt to keep things operating at their normal level for
as long as we can: but. when we are forced to change our way
of doing things. we're going to have to make choices and it's bet-
ter to decide in advance which ones to reduce, than it is to be
forced into having to change abruptly and because we are
required to.
Our city is doing the right thing. making plans as to what we
can best get along without in the future.


Hunker Down With Kes


SLost and
She was pretty normal I reck-
on.


Mary' Hadley Hayden: wasn't
always Valentine material.
She was 'just a gLrl" from two
farms down the road. She and her.
older brother often walked to.
school with us. She talked a little
too much at times, she'd get mad If
you yanked on her pigtail, and she,
hated it when you made fun of her,
freckles..'


I didn't really pay much atten-
uon. She did all the things the rest
of us did. She was a pretty fair
swimmer. And that carried some
"status" down at the big washout
in Sugar Creek. She could make it
all the way out to the middle on
our "swing rope". She could run
',faster than any of us. except
SGeorge Sexton. But shooting at tin
,cans, she was just average. Arid'
she couldn't spit worth a ilip:
She played second base when
we'd ,choose up sides. She didn't
have a whole lot of power, but she
could get the bat on the ball as


Found
regular as any of us. She'd take
the extra base when It was there.
she wouldn't make a wide turn
roundin' third, and she could slide
on either side. And man. she'd
argue like wild fire on a close call.
I remember she cried when
they told her she couldn't play
Little League with us.
Mary Hadley would work too.
We'd haul hay for Mr. Melton
and she'd be fussing about the
extra-hot heat. the extra-heavy
bales. ha\1ng to stack it seven
high. alfalfa down her shirt, the
wire cutting into her hands, the
length of the day. the size of the
field . she was just one of us!


by Kesley Colbert


When Mr. Hayden's far off
uncle died. Mary Hadley came to
stay with us for a couple of days. I
didn't think nothing of It. except
that she drank more sweet milk
with corn bread crumpled into it
than anybody I'd ever seen!
I told her that corn bread
would make her freckles grow. She
started pounding me severely,
about the head and shoulders .
. we wrestled most all night!
She was regular in every wa. '
I never gave her a Valentine
card back then. She'd a' probably
made me eat ift! I did take her, our
eighth grade year, to the sweet-
heart banquet'in the basement of
the First Baptist Church.
I told Mother I wasn't takin' ri no
girl. Especially Mary Hadley! "Bro.
Hatcher and several ladies of the'
church have worked hard' on this
dinner and you are going to be a '
part of it." Mother didn't fo.dl
'around about church stuff'
"Besides, I think you and Mary
Hadley will make a perfect couple."'
Worst night of my life!
All the boys were pointing and
laughing., Mary Hadley had on...a...
dress! She didn'tsay it, but I know
her mother made her go toot' 1.
spilled my tea. I stuck my for.
through the tablecloth. The: roast
beef and green beans w%'ere cold..
The rolls were hard as brick-bats.
Neither of us could thiik of any-


thing to say . .."'
Mary Hadley and I kinda drift--
ed apart. It wasn't a conscious;,
thing, she just got to going in one',"
direction, and I was so busy with
football and basketball and all ..
high school will, do that to you.,
Charlotte Melton was the first
girl I ever actually had a real date.
with. I thought Mr. Melton might
'give me a' break in the hay hauling
business. LaRenda Bradfield and I
lasted about a week together. Mary
F. Pendleton sent me a Valentine
card or two, or fifteen,, over the
years. I bought a box of candy for
Ruth Ann Wiley.one February and
. sheqte; v, _.pi.ee ... diln'tsay:
me.qpone biter,,,, -. ,,, :i tiL-
I wasn't exactly enamored withe:
the little fat guy with the heart-!-"
shaped wings and ithe bow and
arrow
Until Mary Hadiley Hayden
walked into American History one
morning in that blue dress with,
the white ribbons and ruffled
sleeves. I guarantee you she wasn't .
wearing no pig tails and those"
freckles had kinda faded ... (
"Ma-Mar-Mary Ha--," strange,,
for some reason I couldn't get any;
words out1 I trailed after her going
to lunch, but, still could not think,
of dne, intelligent thing to 'say. I
Maybe'l could get her sornome corn..
bread anid milk-Winton Galliiore,
had already paid for her lunch. .
.. and had a seat saved for'her ,
I never did like him. His eyes;
were a mite too close to' suit me4
And he lived in one of those big
houses up town. Rich, that was his
(See KESLEY, ON PAGE 3)"'


A Person Can't Hunt Any Other Way, Anymore


I SUPPOSE I AM susceptible
to -the same kind of -criticism
which has, been circulating
recently about one of our upright
citizens. The circumstances are
similar but the situation is differ-
ent in my case.: 'i'm."not doing'
business or pleasure with' ari
elected official, nor am I giving
gifts to an elected official.
My situation differs because
the, tables are turned. I am
accepting gifts from a formerly
elected official. Does that make
any difference?
All of this started in inno-.
cence, but could 'be construed
into something questionable if the
right personstarted developing it.
into a tale to tell, Or expose. -
-It could also develop into an
example of interreaction between
two friends who wanted to do
something nice- for each other.
Again. the right person.; with the
right agenda, could get hold of.it
and develop it into'a tale of some-
thing good; or, he could try to


politic them.


develop it into., a;,.tale of sprdid ...building 'was vacant. I don't even
activity. 'remember for 1 whom' the affair:
was given, but I was there 'to
I'LL CONFESS. I accepted make a photo or two and get !:
some peanuts from former state breakfast. ;1
representative Jamey. Westbrook. Well, before, the people. staft- r
I accepted them with, no offer or ed arriving. just me and the two,
action on my part, to pay or oth- or three people running the affair
erwise reimburse Jamey for the were there when Jamey drove up
Peanuts. : .' in hiS pick-up .truck. That was the
He even delivered them! first time I ever laid eyes on him.
shelled! and he greeted all of us like we
The big deal is that I didn't were long, lost buddies.
even know Jamey prior to 'his He was down here, from
election. I happened to be cover- Bascom,- north of Marianna-at
ing a coffee and doughnuts affair that time opf day [very early morn- 1,
back In 1996 in the old Hobbs ing] to meet the morning shift .
Hotel building, back when the change at the paper mill ani i


'I THOUGHT TO myself:
"That's wanting a vote bad, to get
out of a warm bed and drive that
far, that early in the morning top,
ask for votes." ,
Anyhow, we started visiting
and reminiscing. Jamey started
remembering some of his old
friends he had made when he was'
a student .at, Chlpola Junior
College and FSUT. .
Before the meeting broke up,
we were all good friends and I was
'still supporting a local man's can-
didacy. The local man lost, by the
way.
I didn't gain a candidate, at
the tiine, but I had' gained a
friend. .
One can never'have too many
friends. You find new ones in the
darndest places. and under
unusual circumstances.

A FEW YEARS later,' I found
out Jamey was not only. a well


Sdriller, but he was a peanut.
farmer as well. I happened to tell
him about ithy friend John Scott,
of. Marianna, who had a habit of
sending me a large bag of peanuts
, each fall 'when my son, also his
friend,, would go. to his farm,
hunting.
"All that has changed, recent-'
ly," I told Jamey' in our conversa-,
tion.
Do you like peanuts?" he
asked with a grin splitting his
face. "I'll send you some!" he
offered. "I usually save back a ton
or two when I harvest, just to give
friends who like peanuts."
That's how I happened to get
on Jamey's 'peanut give-away'
program.
I. never thought of it as ;his
'buying' my support. At the time I,
had never, voted for him, although
,I did the nexttirme he ran. I voted
for him because I knew him.

RECENTLY, I CAME home
one afternoon to find a bag of


shelled 'peanuts 'at my'bck door;
Jamey had remembered 'me with '
several pounds of good goobers,
cleaned and shelled and bagged"'
in freezer bags.
I parched sbme of the large,
plump, 'nuts 'to munch bri-while I
watched the Super Bowl' last
week.' '
'they were delicious!
I still ,have enough ,for a few
more 'parching' left.., .
:The strange thing is that
Jamey had;already been defeated,
by at least a month or two, before.
he delivered on his promise of
bringing me some peanuts. There
was nothing to, influence me for,
anymore. He 'was just doing
something for a friend and the
friend appreciated the gesture!
Does this little story tell you .
anything about how two friends
happened to be hunting on a
piece of property one of the
friends happened to. have? A per-
son cannot hunt any other way,
anymore.


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Nabbed


Nets Are


Measured

Confiscated
From Lamar
Moore; Size
Is Questioned
Following the instructions of
Gulf County Judge Robert M.
Moore, Florida Marine Patrol offi-
cers produced two nets, confiscat-
ed by them, at the Gulf County
Courthouse for inspection and
measurement by the defendant in
the case, Lamar Moore, and his
attorney, ; Ron Mowrey,* of
Tallahassee.
Florida Fisherman's Federa-
tion leaders Ray Pringle and Fred
Crum were also, present to help
with the net measurement last
Friday on the courthouse lawn.
At issue in the case is a
charge ,against Moore for fishing
with nets that exceed the 500
square foot limitation spelled out
in fthe state's net limitation
amendment. :
According to measurements
taken by the Florida Marine
Patrol, the' two confiscated nets
measured 576 square feet and
593' square feet. But, when mea-
sured by Pringle and Crum, the
same two nets measured 503.1
squire feet and 506.9 square
feet; respectively.
:Pringle and Crum said they
used the technique approved by
the State Supreme Court for mea-
suring the! nets and they had no
idea why there was such a vast
difference in the two. measure-
ments. :
Marine Patrol officials had no
comment as to why there was,
such a discrepancy in the nets'
measurements, nor did they
acknowledge by what means they
arrived at the measurements.
Judge Moore said the case
will be heard in the near future.
and it was not clear yet whether it
would be a bench trial or jury
trial.
Both nets still measured
slightly over the state-mandated
500 square foot requirement. But,
acoddrding- to farrilly members.
Florida Marine Patrol officers
measured the nets, prior to being
fished with, and said they were
fine to legally fish with.
A battle has been brewing for
quite some time between fisher-
men. and the Florida Marine
Patrol over the 500 square foot
limitation and the method for
measuring nets to derive at a uni-
form measurement system.
Fishermen say the court has
already established that method.
Fishermen are claiming the
Florida Marine Patrol is using,
Gestapo methods to harass them
in'an.effort to totally run them out
of business.
Representatives with the
Florida Marine Patrol deny that
charge and say they are just
enforcing the laws as they are



Kesley,
(From Page 2)
problem! He had a carl Clothes!
He'd never even seen a hand-me-
down pair of shoes...,,
,1 got to looking at this
Valentine stuffing an entirelydiffer-
*ent light. ,
And I. was kicking myself for
not being a little friendlier back at
the swimming hole. Gosh,, if I had
those baseball games to do over,
9 I'd pick her first every time. I could
a' robbed the feeling back into her
hands after a day in the hay fields.
How could I have wasted a whole
church Valentine banquet! And
why didn't I keep my stupid mouth
shut about those freckles .....
.I took to walking kinda slow
past Mary hadley's house on 'the
way to school, hoping she'd "just
happeiin" out: She did! She got in
that big, city-block-long Buick
with Winton 'and they near 'bout
run me down' roaring past!
I prayed that Mr. Hayden had
another far off uncle somewhere
that was feeling poorly. -
I spent a lot of time down at
Sugar Creek. waiting ....


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999 .GE 3,

Healthy Kids Insurance Program Available
For Children of Laid Off Workers
If you and your family have lost your insurance because of the
continued shut down of Florida Coast Paper Company, and are
unable to afford other health insurance in the interim, Florida's
Healthy Kids Insurance Program is available for your children.
Gulf County Public Health Director Doug Kent said workers can
pick up applications for the program at any of Gulf County's schools,
their local doctor's office, or from the health department.
The program will provide coverage for all, Of the children in a
household for $15.00 a month to all qualified applicants. The pro-
gram is good for kids up to 19 years of age.
Any workers who need help with the paperwork should go by the
health department in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for assistance.
Local providers under this coverage are area doctors Ivers,
Barnes, and the Currys. More doctors will be recognized as providers
at a later date. Gul f Coast Hospital. will be the designated hospital
providing service under this policy.
The state is currently working on a proposal which will expedite
the processing time for applications made by laid off mill workers
who have no other health insurance.


1$810,000 Allocated for Displaced

Workers In the Tri.County Area


Ray Pringle, left, and attorney Ron Mowrey and Fred Crum make calculations for net measurements.


against its citizens.
-* The Board specifically requests
the Governor to enter an execu-
tive order prohibiting the Florida
Marine Patrol from arresting any
properly licensed commercial
fishermen using two 500 square
foot nets or less constructed of
braided or twisted nylon, cotton,
linen, twine or polypropylene
twine matenal.
* Further that a meeting be
scheduled between the Governor,
and appropriate local government
officials to jointly present a bill to
the Florida legislature to resolve
these issues favorably for all peo-
ple in the State of Florida.
w That a Special Grand Jury be
summoned and empowered to
Investigate the conduct of the
Florida Marine Patrol in arresting
the fishermen, and seizing their
property and catches while pur-
portedly enforcing the laws of the
State of Florida.
The board also passed a reso-
lution supporting the tarpaulin
purse seine program used as a
special purpose net to harvest
bait fish for recreational fishing.


Ron Mowrey. left, and Fred Crum stretch out the net on the Gulf
County Courthouse lawn prior to determining its square footage.


written.
County Commission Passes
Net Resolution
Gulf County commissioners
got into the battle a bit during
their regular meeting Tuesday
evening. They unanimously
passed a four-point resolution


seeking clarification of the net
limitation laws so fishermen can
have a clear understanding of the
law.
Those four points are:
A" The State of Florida should use
all of its powers to insure'equal.
fair enforcement of all laws


Listen, Valentine's Day magic
don't work too well if you ain't got
a Valentine! .
I never did get up the nerve to
say anything to Mary Hadley, but I
have always appreciated her help
in understanding this special holi-
day. That first arrow leaves a tast-
ing mark ... and changes your
whole perspective .about those lit-
tle purple tarts with the pink "Be,
Mine Forever" imprints .....
Respectfully,
Kes


The Jobs and Education
Partnership Board, an affiliate
board of Enterprise Florida,
approved on January 28 an allo-
cation of S810.000 in JTPA funds
to assist dislocated workers in
Workforce Development Region
Four, encompassing Bay. Gulf,
and Franklin counties.
The funds wiill be used to pro-
vide job training. job search assis-
tance, and relocation stipends, as
well as supportive services for
those affected by the Florida
Coast Paper Company shutdown.
Kim Shoemaker, executive
director of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board.
stated. "We believe this request
will give us a good start in provid-
ing services through the current
program year that ends June 30.
Our board also requested that the
JEP Board consider future fund-
ing requests of at least 8335,000
to continue services into the next
program year."
The WDB also requested eco-
nomic development assistance for
the region. Marilyn Lenard. AFL-
CIO representative on the JEP
Board, also requested that an
employees' needs assessment be
conducted by the Florida
Department of Labor so that the


JOBS!


JEP Board can better assess
funding allocations to serve those
dislocated from FCPC.

Lease

(from Page 1)

Roof Work Starts
The board recently awarded
the contract to re-roof
Wewahitchka City Hall to the low
bidder. Big B Contractors. Inc., at
a cost of S8.295.00. Work got
underway this week to replace the
existing roof.
During last Tuesday's meet-
ing. the board also approved work
to be done on one of the city's
sewer lift stations and instructed
Preble-Rish, Inc. Consulting
Engineers to design water line
relocation work needed on the
city's system along Highway 71.

Police
(from Page 1)
had reached the point that they
were considering legal action to
force payments.
Pendarvis said the company
has agreed to pay another
875.000 by the first of March.


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Scholarship Program Assures College Funding

Although Gulf County has June 15. Copies of the point This program is available to through 12.
suffered a devastating economic summary sheet will be enclosed all students in the Gulf County The Gulf County Scholars]
disaster this past year, the Gulf in the diploma. Students may also public schools. A student in sev- Trust has established an endo
County Scholarship Committee pick up a copy of the sheet at enth grade can begin earning ment ensuring all future G
would like to assure 1999 gradu- their high school. points to be converted to scholar- County graduates the opportur
ates that money from the Gulf ship dollars when he or she grad- to participate in this scholars]
onC.,,, h Scholarsh Fund-will e Sch ip dollars cannot be uates., ..econo


available for those who qualify.
In spite of the bleak economic
condition of the county, many
have contributed to the Gulf
County Scholarship Program this
year and it will be fully funded.
Graduates should remem-
ber to fill out their Gulf
County Scholarship point
summary sheets and return
them to their high school
guidance department before


As you know, Gulf County is
presently ranked first in
Northwest Florida and fifth in the
state for its high rate of teen preg-
nancies. Representatives from the
Department of Health in Talla-
hassee will be participating in a
special upcoming session in order
to provide the community with
assistance in reducing these
numbers.

A Teen Pregnancy Brain-
storming Session will be held on
Tuesday, February 23, at the Gulf
County Public Library, located at


Dear Counselor:
I am writing out of concern for
.my uncle who recently divorced his
wife of eight years. For the last two
months, he has withdrawn from the
entire family, has been extremely
sad, and and makes alarming com-
ments about killing himself. -
Last week, during a family gath-'
ering, I overheard' my uncle state,
"My family would be better off with-
out me When I asked what this
rreaqJg;.e stated he was just blowing
. off steam.
Since my uncle's divorce he
admits the loneliness has been diffi-
cult to adjust to. especially not being
able to see his children. He lost visi-
tation rights because the court
claimed he was physically abusive to
his ex-spouse arid children.
When the divorce was final his
ex-spouse and children moved out of.
state. What can I do if I suspect a
family member may be suicidal'?
Signed. A Concerned
Family Member
Dear Concerned Family Member.
Always take suicide threats seri-
ously. People who commit suicide
often talk about it directly or Indi-
rectly. Be alert to such statements
like, "My family would be better off
without me." Often those contemplat-
ing suicide talk as if they are saying'
good-bye or going away.
Suicide can be prevented. While
some suicides occur without any out-
ward warning, most do not. The most.
effective way to prevent suicide is to
learn how to recognize the signs of
someone at risk, and know how to
respond to them appropriately.
Between 20 to 50 percent of peo-
ple who commit suicide have previ-
ously attempted suicide. Those who
have made serious suicide attempts
are at a much higher risk for actual-
ly taking their life. Individuals at risk
make arrangements so their affairs
are in order. They may give away arti-
cles they value, pay off debts or a
mortgage on a house, or change a
will.
Although most depressed people
are not suicidal. most suicidal people
are depressed Serious depression
can be manifested In obvious sad-
ness, but often it is rather expressed
as a loss of pleasure or withdrawal


distributed if point summary
sheets are not filled out and
turned in by the deadline.
The Gulf County Scholarship
Program provides incentives for
students to take advantage of
advanced educational endeavors.
Every student who graduates
from a public Gulf County high
school has an opportunity to pur-
sue further education-vocation-
al/technical or college.


110 Library Drive in Port St. Joe,
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., ET.
Those attending will be work-
ing together with the representa-
tives to brainstorm ideas at this
meeting and to set up workshops
that will be held in the future.
Your participation at this meeting
will be> greatly appreciated.
Please contact Jill Jones,
Healthy Start Coordinator, at
227-1276, ext. 126, if you are
able to attend or will be sending a
representative to the meeting.
Refreshments will be served.


from activities that were once enjoy-
able.
Seventy-five percent of all sui-
cides give 'some warning of their
inrenttons to a friend or family mem-
ber, so your uncle is fortunate to
have such a caring and supportive
family member as yourself.,
When responding to suicide
threats be willing to listen. If a rela-
tive is depressed, don't be afraid to
ask whether he is considering sui-
cide, or even'If they have a particular
plan or method In mind. If your rela-
tive has a clear plan. be supportive
and get actively Involved with your
relative to ensure professional help is
obtained.
In an acute crisis. take the per-
son to an emergency room. a walk-in
clinic, or if these options are unavail-
able. call your local police station. or
911. Chances are the dispatcher can
help you locate immediate psychi-
atric treatment. Do not leave the per-
son alone until help Is available.
Remove Items such as firearms,
drugs. razors or scissors which can
be used as suicidal aids.
Life Management Center Is an
excellent mental health resource in
the community to assist In obtaining
additional information on suicide
prevention, depression. or to request
crisis counseling.
Often those who are suicidal are
hesitant to seek mental health coun-
seling and may reject or discontinue
services after initial contact unless
there is adequate support for their
continuing. Always follow up on your
loved one's treatment. If medications
are prescribed, take an active role to
.make sure your family member fol-
lows his prescription correctly.
L. R. Lo,fton. MSCP
Counselor

Please address your IuOestions
and comments to:
SDear Counselor. 311 Williams
Avenue. Fort St. Joe. FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
S. and will' remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


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Points are earned for atten-
dance, academic achievement,
completing specified standardized
tests and parent participation in
approved workshops.
Students obtain a point
summary sheet, have parents
complete the form, and return it
to their school guidance office by
June '15th of each year. Points
can be earned in grades seven


Gulf Co. Teen Pregnancy

Brainstorm ing Session


Rally and Day of

Prayer on Feb. 28th


hip
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program. uvenLnC CL;U11U11L1L;
condition of our community at
this time, the committee is not
going to send out Jetters soliciting
contributions this year. but all
contributions will be gratefully
received.
Anyone interested in con-
tributing to this program or desir-
Ing further information may write
to: Gulf County Scholarship
Trust. Post Office Box 1094, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457.


Beach AARP Will
Host Pot Luck Lunch
fThe Mexico Beach AARP will
be having a Pot Luck Lunich with
David and Cathy Crawford, who
will be presenting "Russia, the,
Changing Scene."
The festivities will be held on
February 19 at 12:00 noon at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center.


Note of Thanks
We would like to thank all the
many friends and family members
for their kindness and support
shown to us in our time of sorrow.
Thank you to all who sent flowers,
furnished food, and kept us in
their prayers. We want to say a
special thank you to Pastor Tim
and Sis. Wanda Bailey and Pastor
and Mrs. Charles Woods. the
Church of God family, and the
communities of Highland View
and Port St. Joe.
-the Family of Elizabeth Daniels

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.


gS, /3oun fi/Cemory of

ames G. J ,oC
who departed this life on
February 11, 1996
Don't grieve for me, for now
I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid
for me.
,I took his hand when I heard
his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work, or
play .
Tasks left undone must stay
that way...
I've found that peace at the
close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it' with remembered
joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh. a
kiss,
Ah yes-these things I too will
miss.
Be not burdened with times
of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of
tomorrow.
My life's been full; I savored
much:
Good friends, good times, a
loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all
too brief...
Don't lengthen it with undue
grief.
Lift up your heart and share
with me.
God wanted me now; he set me
free.
We love and miss you, dad.
-Mom, Jimmy, Dianne,
Jessica, Mike, Chris, Bill,
Courtney, and Katie 'ic an2


There will be a Community
Wide Day of Fasting and Prayer
on February 28th. All who are
able are asked to fast from mid-
night on February 27 to midnight
on February 28.

The focus of this event is
meant to be prayer. God will lis-
ten to the prayers of His people
and help the people of this com-
munity who are unemployed or
struggling financially because of
the continued mill shut down.
A community rally will be
held on Sunday, February 28, at
3:00 p.m.. ET, on Frank Pate Park
in Port St. Joe. There will be
music, scripture readings, and
prayers throughout the rally.
Everyone is the area is warmly
invited and strongly encouraged


to attend.

Rev. Allen Wellborn, of First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe;
said that he felt that the Lord was'
using this as time of testing ,for
the community's leaders, .clergy;
and citizens, but the situation
was not hopeless.i He said that
these hardships should show the
community that you can't depend
on the mill or friends or people,
but rather, you have to depend on
God. Rev. Wellborn continued ,by
saying that when people are hurt-
ing, that's a good time to remind
them of their Christian roots.
This rally and day of fasting
prayer is meant to do just that-
bring, people, back to an aware-
ness of who they are and who
they can depend on ... God.


V Love Your

Library Week
The Gulf County Public Li-
brary in Port .St. Joe will be cele-
brating "Love Your Library Week"
from February 13 to 20. Everyone
is Invited to drop by, visit your
library, bring your Valentine, and
see what's new and interesting.
And, of course, everyone ,is
encouraged to come by and get' a
library card.
Find the jar of Valentine
candy hearts and guess how
many there are. If you're closest
to the actual number in the jar,:
you win the jar of hearts!
Library hqurs are Monday
and Tuesday-10:00 a.m. to 8:00
p.m., ET; Thursday and Friday-
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and
Saturday-10:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. The library is closed on
Wednesday and Sundays.


Child Care Training
Course Starts on Sat.
If you are a Family Child Care
Home (FCC H Provider or you
would be interested in launching
an FCCH business' in Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, or Washington counties,
Early Childhood Services, Inc.
can assist you.
A 30-hour FCCH Training
Course will be offered on
Saturday. February 13. 20. and
27, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The cost is $55.00. The course
satisfies Part I and Part II of the
Department and Family Services
training requirements for person-
nel in FCCH's.
Addiuonal support services
are available. Including on-site
technical assistance, resource
vanr isits, and the business men-
toring program.
For registration 'or additional
Information, call Early Childhood
Services. Inc. at (850) 872-7550
or 1-800-768-8316, ext. 2284 or
2287.


WIG Banquet to
Be Held on 13th
The public is cordially invited
to attend the First Annual
Washington Improvement Group
Community Achievement Ban-
quet on Saturday, February 13, at
6:30 p.m., ET, at the WIG Teen
Center in Port St. Joe.


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The Sixth Annual Kidfest will
be held on Saturday, April 17,
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
City. The festival provides a day
full of activities and entertain-
ment for children and families in
Northwest Florida. Approximately
10,000 people attend Kidfest
every year.
,Sponsors, entertainers, ven-
dors, volunteers, and other par-
ticipants of children's activities
aie' needed to participate in
Kidfest '99, to be presented by
Early Childhood Services, Inc.
(ECS). Individuals interested in
being considered as entertainers
are asked to please send an audio
or 'VHS tape to Early Childhood
Services, Inc., c/o Entertainment
Chair, 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401, or call
one of the telephone numbers list-
ed below.
ECS is a private, non-profit
:organization serving working poor
,families and young children at
*risk of abuse and neglect during
-their most formative years. ECS
also supports self-sufficiency and
:parental responsibilities through'
'education, program involvement,
-and empowerment in Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, and Washington coun-
Ities. Kidfest has become the most
important community supported
'fundraiser for ECS.
- All area businesses, individu-
-als, or organizations interested in
;participating in Kidfest by spon-
:soring an activity or contributing
:funds, services, or volunteer


'Juvenile Justice
Meeting Feb. 18
SThe Gulf County Juvenile
Justice, Council will be meeting
Thursday, February 18th at 4:00
p.m. (ET) at the Gulf County
1 Library (on Highway 71N) in Port
* St. Joe.
Membership is open. ; The
* public is welcome and is encour-
aged to attend. There is no fee.
For further details and informa-
tion, please contact Don
Washabaugh at.(850) 227-7340.


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Registrations
Up At FSU-PCC
Spring registration signified a
continuing upward trend in head-
count and registrations the FSU
Panama City Campus.
"Overall, our registrations
(course load) are 6% higher than
last year's, and our headcount
increased by 4% over spring
1998," said Yvette Herr, associate
registrar. This past fall, the cam-
pus experienced a 3% increase in
headcount and a 4% increase in
registration over fall of 1997.
"Once again, enrollment is
greatest in the Colleges of
Education, Business, and Social
Work, in that order," Herr stated.
Herr also noted that enrollment
increased in almost all of the
schools and colleges represented,
at the Panama City Campus.
"Having the capability of
applying on-line. is accounting for
an increase in admission applica-
tions," said Ophelia DeGroot,
director, of .admissions ati FSU-
PCC. "We have an increase of 9%
in total number of applications
received this spring compared to
spring of 1998. About 87% of the
applicants who were admitted did
enroll."

Ten Free

Redbud Trees

Are Offered
Ten free American redbud
trees will be given to each person
who joins the National Arbor Day
Foundation during February.
The free trees are part of the
non-profit foundation's "Trees for
Amrerica" campaign.
Redbuds have clusters of rosy
pink flowers in spring, and dark
green summer leaves turning to
yellow in the fall.
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting betweefi March 1 and
May 31 with enclosed planting
instructions. The six to 12 inch
trees are guaranteed to grow, or0'
t hey %will be -replaced' free, of
charge.
To become a member of the
foundation and' receive the free
trees, send a 810 contribution to,
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National Arbor Day Foundation.
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska C ity,'
NE 68410. by February 28.
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John E. Rich, Sr. .
Rich Retires
After 25 Years
John E. Rich, Sr. retired on
January 1 from Florida Coast
Paper Company L.L.C., after 25
years with the company.
He began his work at the local
mill in January, 1973, in the elec-
trical department, day mainte-
nance. Several years ago, the elec-,
trical and meter departments
merged. John, retired as an air
conditioner mechanic in the E&I
department.
Rich has always been a great
promoter of safety. For the last
several years, in. the spring, John
has led,the safety meetings on the
annual refresher course of the
mill's lock-out andtag-out proce-
dures.
About three years ago, John,
along with Retha Threatt, Human
Resources Director, Mike White,
Woodyard Supervisor, and
Clifford Sutton, of the mainte-/
nance department, visited a
Georgia-Pacific paper mill in
Monticello, Mississippi, which
was the number one mill com-
pared in 'size and man hours
worked to the St. Joe plant. Many
small items observed at this visit
have been implemented 'at the
local mill.
.It Is John's belief, as well as
others, that, this has .helped to.
improve the mill's safety record.
At the close of operations in
August, 1998, the local mill had
reached two million man hours
without a lost time accident. This
was, and is, a great milestone in
the paper Industry.
One of John's ideas' was the
Burma Shave type signs which
greet you at the entrance of the
local mill,
Rich retires with 35 1/2 years
of experience in the electrical
field, 25 of which were spent with
the local mill and 10 1/2 with
Florida Power Corporation on the
local tine in the '60's and '70's.
% John leaves saying the local
mill has been a good provider for
him and his family.

Wewa Commodity
Recertification
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on
Wednesday,. February 17th from
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (CT) at the old
courthouse. Those in Wewahitch-
ka whose cards have expired
should bring their necessary
papers on that day to recertifY.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe :is" open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. (ET) for certification:
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
March. For further information,
feel free to call 229-91 14. 639-
5068. or 639-5069.



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Gallagher Announces
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Exemption From HSCT
Education Commissioner
Tom Gallagher announced on
January 27 the scores necessary
on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) to allow
tenth grade students an exemp-
tion from taking the High School
Competency Test (HSCT).
"Students whose basic skills
are sufficiently strong will no
longer be required to take two
tests in the same year," Gallagher
said. "With the. FCAT being
administered it is important to
let students know that should
they score high enough, they will
lbe exempt from taking the High
School Competency Test."
In 1998, the Florida
,Legislature changed the law to
permit the Commissioner of
Education to designate scores on
the tenth grade FCAT to identify,
those students whose basic skills
proficiency is sufficiently strong
and exempt them from taking the
HSCT.
Students took the tenth grade
FCAT,_ a more challenging test, in.
January. 1998, and these same
students took the HSCT later that
year when they were in the
Eleventh grade.
The department analyzed the
test data and determined the cri-
terion scores that will merit a stu-
dent .being exempt from taking
the HSCT.
Students can earn an exemp-
tbon from the mathematics section
by scoring 315 and from the com-
munications section by scoring
327. These scores are at Lev'el 3 of
the five FCAT achievement levels
adopted November 24. 1998. by
the State Board of Education.
:- This policy will be in place for
the administration of the FCAT
which began on: Monday,
February 1. Approximately
125,000 high school students will
be taking the FCAT for the first
time. The test results will poten-
tially impact their graduation
requirements.

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Burke Chosen as Ne Tobacco ordinator


The Gulf County Health
Department and the Tobacco-
Free Partnership of Gulf County
would like to announce that
Sabrina Burke has been selected
as the new Tobacco Prevention
Coordinator effective February
19.
Mrs. Burke holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in marketing
which will be an asset to the
community, the S.W.A.T. organi-


zations, and the partnership. She
is'. married to Mitch Burke.
Director of Gulf' County
Transportation.
The organizations are also
very excited to announce that 13
students, three S.W.A.T. advisors,
and Mrs. Burke will be attending
the second annual Teen Tobacco
Summit from February 25th to
28th at Innisbrook (near Tampa).
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February is national "Quittijte
Spit" month and the February
focus will be pn chew. tobacco.
One of the lies encouraged by the
tobacco companies Is that chew
tobacco is safer than smoking.
In fact. It Is actually more
addictive than cigarette use, arid
carries a serious risk for cancer of
the mouth and throat for individ-
uals in the 20 to 30 year age
bracket.


Doug Kent, Gulf County Public Health Director and Sabrina Burke, the new Tobacco Coordinator.


Surprise! German
Chocolate Cake
Goes Upside Down!
German chocolate cake laden
with gooey pecan coconut Icing is
certainly- on the. list of all-time
favorite American desserts.
"Getting a fix of these great flavors
is as easy as getting'out your bag
of self-rising flour,"r says Martha
White baking expert Linda
Carman. German Chocolate
Surprise Cake Is aneasy all-in-
one version of the classic. Simply
combine the topping'ingredients
in a cake pan, top .with an easy
batter, and bake. Turn out onto a
platter and it's ready to enjoy.

1/4 c butteror margarine, melted
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
I c chopped pecans
Cake:
2 oz. sweet baking chocolate
'1 /4 c water
1/2 c butter or margarine, soft-
ened
I1 cup sugar ,
eggss.
I teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups Martha White'-' Self-
Rising Flour
1/2 cup milk '
Heat oven to 350- F. In 9-inch
round cake pan. combine topping
ingredients, mixLng well. Spread


S.W.A.T. students are
encouraged to get their
February art and journalism
entries to The Star by
February 19th. This month's
subject is "Spit tobacco can
cause cancer of the mouth in
as little as six years."
Also during February. the
S.W.A.T. teams will be distribut-
Ing educational posters to the
schools. "Mr. Gross Mouth" will
be given to Gulf County dental
clinics for continuing prevention
education on "spit tobacco".
The community Is invited to
meet Mrs. Burke at the next part-
nership meeting on Tuesday.
February 17th at the
Wewahitchka High School Media
Center at 4:00 p.m. ET,. (3:00 CT).
They expect to have further infor-
mation for the S.W.A.T. students
attending the summit at the part-
nership meeting.
Students are encouraged to
attend, and parents are welcome.
Students who are in need of
transportation should contact


Quilt Club Will
Meet Today at 7
The Panhandle Piecemakers
Quilt Club invites guests to its
next meeting, to be held on
Thursday, February 11, at 7:00
p.m., at St. James' Episcopal
Church, located at 800 22nd
Street in Port St. Joe. .13
The program, to be presented
by Helen Rosenkranz from 'the
Panama City quilters group. will
be "Buttons, Buttons." Light
refreshments will be served, and
everyone Is invited to attend.
The Piecemakers will bespon-
soring a class on "applique" on
February 13. Anyone interested is
asked to call 229-6879.


,evenly In pan.
- ~:' n' tMh-A l 11in(a\es"fe bowl,
combine.,chocolate..and 1/4 cup
water. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to
S.11 1/2 minutes until chocolate is
melted; stir to blend. ln medium
bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and
sugar until light and. fluffy. Add
eggs and vanilla-; beat until
creamy. Add milk and half the
flour; mix well. Add remaining
flour; mix well.. Stir in chocolate
mixture. Pour over topping in pan.
Bake at 350 F. for 40 to 45
minutes, or until toothpick insert-
ed in center .comes out clean.
Loosen edge of cake with knife:
Invert onto serving plate. 6 to 8
servings.


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USDA Lowers Crop
Insurance Premiums
Agriculture Secretary Dan
Glickman announced an estimat-
ed 30,0 premium reduction for
farmers on their crop insurance
policies. To ensure that all farm-
ers have the opportunity to bene-
fit from this one time premium
reduction this year, crop insur-
ance companies will accept Insur-
ance applications on crops having
sales closing dates _that have
already passed.
Producers choosing not to
insure last September will have
the same opportunity to use the
discount to obtain "buy up" pro-
tection. "Buy up" protection is an
amount of coverage that is at least
5006 of a farm's yield and 100%b of
an established market price.
Farmers growing crops with
sales closing dates between July
31,. 1998. and February. 15 at eli-
gible to increase their protection
or obtain crop insurance by the
following application deadline for
Florida (2/28/99). Farmers
should contact a crop insurance
agent to obtain more Information
and discuss their options. A list-
ing of crop insurance agents is
available at .your local Farm
Service Agency Office.

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The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will take applications
for a full-time position, as follows: .
Computer Clerk/E.M.T.
(Further InfOrmation
on file with Clerk) '
Applications will be received at the
Gulf County Mosquito Contr6ol
Department. 1001 Tenth Street. Po-t
St. Joe. Florida 32456. (850) 227-
3696. Monday through Friday. 7:30
a.m.-4:00 p.m.. E.S.T. Applicauons
will be received until Monday.
February 22. 1999 at 4:00 p.m..
E.S.T. If you have any questions:.,o.u
may contact Joe Danford at (850)"2_ 7-
3696.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Friee
Workplace Policy. and Is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Actfon
Employer.
Tommy Knox
Chairman
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SLATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Depanment announces receipt of an
appicauton for prn-it from Leonard C Cuilr,. rFile
No 23-0150613-0O01DF. toll1l I 7 86 acres, o tet.
lard, for ilie.purp.ose of creaung a small -r.du;un
al/bui mes park and ace-e.i road Mnugabori to
oll'-. dthe impact of the utland Is planned Tnis
proposed project will be located on Cessna Drive
ofT Rutherrird Road In Port St Joe. Flonda '
Thi, application i, being processed and Is
available for public inrpecuon during normal busl-
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iPick a '"Valentine"
Many loving animals are cur- and ages; se
rently up for adoption at the Gulf including one
County Pound. Among the possi- '" and five adorab]
ble pets are 15 large dogs, includ- if you wou
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ven adult cats,
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r at 227-1103.


Blood Drive on Feb. 24th


Citizens of Port St. Joe and
the surrounding area are warmly
invited and strongly encouraged
: to take part in giving the greatest
g it of all-the gift of life.
On Wednesday, February 24,
there will a blood drive, co-spon-
sored by the American Red Cross


, and Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
at BSJCC, located at 220 9th
Street in Port St. Joe. The blood
drive'will be held from 1:00 to
6:00 p.m., ET.
,All those who are able ,are
urged to take'part in this event
and donate blood at this time.,


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Rubbin skid funds were avail-
able to help build the infrastruc-
ture to develop a deep water port
in Gulf County.
Speaking on behalf of 'the
local port authority, Tommy Pitts
stated, "Our deep water port is
one of our greatest assets and it's
the intent of the Port Authority to
develop it to its fullest potential."
Representative Carlos Valdez,
a member of the House Council of
Economic Development, also
added his support, to helping
develop the local port.
300 Jobs Coming To Area
Mike Fitzgerald, of Enterprise
Florida, said some relief should be
coming to the area soon. He said
approximately 300 jobs are being
planned in an area just north of
Gulf County that would be a sim-
ilar type industry to the paper
mill, and be within easy commut-
ing distance.
He. also mentioned .another
business considering locating in
Gulf County that could employ
between 75 to 200 'people. That
business, a medical telephone
service, is currently taking appli-
cations as it evaluates the work
force pool before making a final
commitment to .locate in the
county. .,,
c Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane' Scholz recently reported
that a shipbuilding company was
currently negotiating with the St.
Joe Company to locate 6n proper-
ty along the Gulf County Canal. If
It materializes, it is expected to
employ approximately 60 people.
She said the Economic
Development Committee is also in
discussions with other businesses
looking to locate in the area, but it
is too early in the process to
reveal any information at this
tim e. .: .
Offers Help To Reopen FCPC
Fitzgerald recognized the

Attn: Class of '79!
,.Attention all members of Port
St. Joe High School's Class of
1979;' your 20 year reunion is
being planned right now. All class
members are urged to attend an-
important meeting to be held at
'the Gulf Sands Restaurant. on
Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00
p.m., ET.

Interested In Renting
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see Faye ,Fortner at the
Wewahitchka Senior Center,
located at East River Road and
i2nd Street, or call 639-9910,
between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m..
Monday through Friday.


FL Farm Facts:
Florida State Fair 95th
Anniversary
The 1999 Florida State Fair,
held from Febiruary 4 to 15 in'
Tampa, is celebrating, its 95th
-anniversary. This showcase of ..
Florida agriculture : is the
Southeast's largest agricultural
fair. featuring food, rides and live
entertainment.
.,The fair also offers education-
al exhibits, displays, and demon-
strations. You can learn about
Florida history at Cracker
County., see agricultural events
that demonstrate the talents of
tomorrow's farmers, and share in
the age-old tradition of handmade
arts and crafts.
\ For information. call 1-800-
345-FAIR (in Florida only) or (813)
621-7821;, or' visit www.fl-ag.
com/statefair on the Internet.


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quickest fix for Gulf County would
be for Florida Coast Paper
Company to reopen. He said
Enterprise Florida is offering its
assistance to that process.
School System, County, and
Cities Have Special Needs
Local, representatives from
county and city governments
pointed out special needs and
budget shortfalls brought about
by the economic crisis in the
county.
at GCI's annex.
If all goes as planned, a por-
tion of the annex could open as
early as May of this year, about
the same time 38 trainees should
graduate from corrections train-
ing courses currently in progress
at the Gulf/Franklin Center.
Pledge To Help Develop Deep
Water Port
"We think the port is the
foundation for economic develop-
ment in the community," Mike
Rubbin, Florida Port Council, told
the group.
Those needs ranged from help
at the City of Port St. Joe's
Wastewater Treatment Plant to
make-up for shortfalls in the
school board's half-cent sales tax
being used to refurbish and add
on to Port St. Joe Elementary
School. .
State agencies were quick to
offer assistance, but noted that
they need some hard numbers to
work from in order to formulate
legislation to get the process
started'.
They also pointed out several
grant options and other aid pro-
grams that could help in some
cases.
Other Items Discussed
*Help to fund the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce and the
Gulf County Economic Develop-
ment Committee as they search
for jobs for the community.
*Discussed forming a labor
relations committee that would
S open the lines of communication
with laid-off employees and help
identify their needs.
*Emphasized maintaining
,remaining industries. such as
Arizona Chemical, Apalachicola
Northern, Railroad, Premier
SServices, and General Chemical.
*Offered help with various
Permitting procedures including
the development of a boat manu-
facturing plant at Costin Air Park
and helping with perrruts for adcdi-
tional dry storage slips at thel ort
St. Joe maina. h "
*Discussed helping to expe-
dite I insurance applications
through the Healthy Kids pro-


gram to help mill workers who are
losing their insurance coverage.
Mortgage payment help and
unemployment funds were also
mentioned as problems that need-
ed addressing.
*Land availability from the St.
Joe Company was also issued as
a concern. Clay Smallwood, of St.
Joe Timberland, cleared the air
when he told those present that
representatives from the company
recently met with both county
and city officials reiterating their
willingness to do whatever they
need to do to help get businesses
in the area. .
*Florida Department of
Transportation representative
Linda Hunter announced that
some local state paving projects
were being moved up on the
state's list in an effort to help spur


the area's economy. She also
offered FDOT assistance on sever-
al other projects. including air-
port development.
*Kim Shoemaker, with the
Workforce Development Board,
summed up the complexion of the
meeting when she said, "It sounds
like we have a room full of solu-
tions, and I understand it usually
takes a while, but we don't have.a
lot of time. We need to work
quickly to aid this county and
hold the community together."
*County Commissioner Billy
Traylor also emphasized the
impact on the community and its
residents when he explained how
many people were having to sell
their homes and move away to
find work-"We've got Florida
boys moving to Michigan in the
middle of winter.. It's not right."


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Russell Miller (left) couldn't wait to go fishing with his daddy s
caught his own in the back yard and asked daddy (right) to dress

This Week's Fishing Report
for January 24th to February 7th
The weather has been anything but January-February normal
the fishing has been better than the weather. Red snapper, are hol
onto almost all of the inshore structures and reef balls. The grouper
a little further out. We caught a ling on the 27th, which is al
unheard of this time of the year close to: shore.
The whiting are providing good action almost anywhere on the be
and they are nice sized too. Speckled trout are moving in the channel
the head of the bay. Redfish seem to be everywhere and the sheepsl
are around the range markers.
Check your boat for safety gear and operation. Check your fis
equipment, because great fishing is fast approaching.
'Good Fishing" Charisma Charters
Captain Chuck Guilford, Captain Danny Tankersley,
Captain Ron Miller and Captain Bobby Guilford .,


Craig Buchanan'
Craig D. Buchanan, 29, of
White City, passed away Monday
evening, February. 8, in Panama
City. A lifelong resident of Gulf
County, he was employed by
Premier Services. He is preceded
in death by his grandfather. C. H.
Buchanan, and a close friend,
Chris Horton.
Survivors include his parents.
Jim and Denise Buchanan of Port
St. Joe, and Barbara and Shelton
Jeffcoat of White City; his special
fnend, Sebrina McGill of
Wewahitchka: his brothers and
. sisters. Chris Buchanan of Port
St. Joe, Niki Tannehill of
Tallahassee, Brett and Laura
Jeffcoat of White City: his grand-
parents, Jackie Buchanan of
Wewahitchka. Jean Cullifer, and
Doug and Mary Cullifer. all of
Panama City; also many aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
The funeral service will be
held on Thursday, February 11,
at 11:00 a.m., ET, from the grave-
side at Jehu Cemetery in
Wewahitchka, conducted by Rev.
Nick Davis and Rev. Curtis Clark.
Interment will follow.
At his request there will be no
viewing, but friends were welcome
to call at the Comforter Funeral
Home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
on Wednesday.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

Mae Dees
Mae Dees. 91. of Oak Grove.
passed away Wednesday,
February 3. at Sunrise Care and
Rehabilitation Center of Bay St.
Joseph. A native of Cottondale,
she had been a resident of Port St.
Joe for over 60 years and was a
member of the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 51 years. Carl
Dees, and recently, her daughter,
Jewel Burgay of Houston, Texas.
Survivors include her -childreh,
Ed Dees and wife, Jean, of
Highland View, L. C. Dees of
White City. and Betty Heath and
husband, Raymond, of Oak
Grove: 12 grandchildren: 26
great-grandchildren; 16 great-
great grandchildren; one sister-
in-law, Christine Levins of Oak
Grove; and one sister, Grace Gay
of Oak Grove.
Funeral services were held at:


2:00 p.m.. E on Satur
February 6. at Oak G
Assembly of God. conducted
Rev. Dave Fernandez. Intern
followed In Holly Hill Cemeter
All services were under
direction of the Comforter Fun
Home.

Janie Groh
Jane Groh, 50, of Port St.
Beach, passed away Thurs
February 4, following an extend
illness. A native of Atlanta,
had been a resident here for
past nine years.
Mrs. Groh is survived by
husband, Earl Groh; hers
Michael Groh, both of St.
Beach; her sister and brother
law, Linda and Thomas LL
and her nephew T. J. Luger, a
Bellaire.Beach.
A, memorial service was .
on Sunday, February 7, at
p.m., ET, at the John C. Gain
VFW Post #10069. Crematio
scheduled. The family asks t
in lieu of flowers, donations
made to the John C. Gain
VFW Post t 10069.
All services were under
direction of the Comforter Fun
Home.

Allene S. Rhod
Allene S. Rhodes. 79
Howard Creek. died Sun
evening. February 7. at her
dence. Born in Rhine, Geo
she moved to Howard Creel
years ago from California.
was a salesperson for a drug
in California and was a memb
the Howard Creek Ba
Church.
Mrs. Rhodes Is survived
her husband. William F. Rh
of Howard Creek: one bro
Clyde Sanford of Mexico Be
two sisters. Hazel Johnsoi
Panama City and Vera Burg
Port St. Joe: two nephews, I
Burge and Mitchell Johnson:
nieces, Murlene Brunagle
Linda Skipper; and several g
nieces.
Funeral services were
ducted on Wednesday. Febr
10, ,at 1:00 p.m.. ET. in
Howard Creek Baptist Chu
with Rev. Clayton Russell ofil
ing. Interment followed in N
Ridge Cemetery in Blountstou
All arrangements were
dled 'by Gilmore-Souther
Funeral Home.


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On February 26 and 27th, Dr. George Marchelos, a highly qual-
ified authority on antiques of all types (Gloss/crystal, photos,
jewelry, documents, furniture, precious metals, gem stones, and
many other items) W ILL BE IN PORT ST. JOE TO BUYI
If you have old pieces (including scrap and dental gold) that you
would like to sell, come to 6335 Hwy. C-30, (next to ROSASCO
REALTY) on either day.


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IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS OR HAVE ANY /
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Approves
agreed that those residents paid a
considerable amount of taxes for
property along the roadway, and
they deserved the county service. t
Commissioners Peters and
Stanley voted against the matter.
$100,000 JTPA Grant to Hire
Unemployed Workers r
County commissioners
agreed to a request from Gulf i
County Solid Waste Director Joe l
Danford to use a $100,000 JTPA t
grant to hire some laid-off work-
ers for landfill intern positions at t
a pay rate of $7.50 to $8.00 per
hour on a temporary basis.

PSJ Band Boosters f

o he Car Wash on 20th
s it. Band Boosters for Port St. i
Joe High and Middle Schools will
be holding a car wash at the Shell
station in Port St. Joe on
Saturday. February 20, beginning s
and at 9:00 a.m. There will be no set
ding charge, but donations will be
r are accepted and appreciated.
most The public is urged to drop
by, bring your dirtiest cars, and
sach. show your support for tbhe Shark
Is in band students.
head
Black History
Month Activities
'The North Pbrf St. Joe com-'
munity will be observing Black ,,
History Month with various reli-
gious' and civic groups sponsoring
a variety of activities and pro-! i
grams throughout the month of
February. The WIG sponsored
First Annual Community Achieve-
day, ment Banquet will take place on
rove February 13: the AFCA sponsored
d by Soul Food Fest on February 20;
nent and the City-Wide Missionary
-y. Choir's Anniversary.at 3:00 p.m.
the on February 21.. Also, on
neral February 28, the City-Wide Choir
will present its Black History
Program.
All' services and events are
open to the public.
.Joe
day. Wewa ROTC To
she Give Away $300
the The ROTC Booster Club for
her Wewahltchka High School will be
her sponsoring a $300.00 cash give-
son, away, which will be given at the
Joe Tupelo Festival on Saturday, April
r-in- 3. Tickets are $1.00 each and can
iger; be purchased from WHS ROTC
all o students --. ..

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mately. $,130,000).
*Agreed to hold a public hear-
ing, during the board's next meet-
,Ing, for up to $750,000 in CDBG
grants to fund sewage Improve-
ments.
*Agreed to advertise for per-
mits to plant sea oats at Cape San


(from, Page 1)

Hire Planning/Building
Department Assistant
Following the recommenda-
tion of the board-appointed per-
sonnel .committee, the board
voted 3-2 to- hire David
Richardson in the county's plan-
ning/building department.
Commissioners Stanley and
Peters opposed the 'motion
because of economic conditions in
the county and the disagreement
with the different methods used
to make the selection.
The board had previously
advertised for the position, but
did not hire any of the applicants
following testing and interviews
for the job.
County Administrator Don
Butler made the recommendation
to the board and explained the
process the committee; went
through in making. this recom-
mendation. He outlined Richard-
son's considerable experience and
knowledge of building procedures
as the determining factor.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
explained the need for .additional
help in that department and the
fact that the person would pay his
own way by generating revenue
for the county through various
permit fees. I .. I
In Other Business
*The board accepted the low
bid of 4.95% Interest to finance
two fire trucks: one' for White City
Volunteer, Fire Department
(approximately 835,000) and the
other for St. Joe Beach (approxi-


Blas as part of a Department of
Environmental Protection grant.
*Agreed to purchase two used
ambulances, at a cost of $34,000
from Panama Fire Apparatus,
Inc., as recommended by Gulf
County Ambulance Director
Shane McGuffln.


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i Outdoors in the Preble-Rish Classic Kicks Off Season
Panhandle d Gator Baseball Beams Ready "Play Ball" This Weekend
by Gene Childs Sharks and Gator Baseball Beams Ready To "Play Ball" ThisWeekend


-- Florida
Outdoor Writers Association **** /*


I have a confession to make:
one that will certainly shock the
boys in the hunting club and the
folks at the local marinas. In the
'90's, coming out of the closet is
acceptable and even expected.
I've waited long enough to declare
that I'm madly in love with my
fishing partneV.
Deer hunters are in their ele-
ment. The last two weeks of the
general gun season are here, and
the rut is on. Almost daily pic-
tures of nice bucks arrive at the
offices of the Hook & Trigger.
Some nice 8 and 10 pointers have
been taken and many other 4's
and 6's.
Cooler weather would make
the hunting a bit more pleasant,
but the bucks don't mind.
Staying toin the woods as much as
possible these last few days is
your best bet for that trophy.
Fresh water fishing just con-
tinues to improve. Chris Hasty
from Shiner Diner reports good
crappie fishing on the West Ann
of the Dead Lakes. The, crappie
have moved up into 8-10 foot
depths along the channels.
These fish are about ready to
move really shallow to spawn on
the wood. Minnows are what
Chris says are getting the crap-
pie, He also says the bass fishing
is picking up and suggests using
shiners.
Jack Wingate also reports
good crappie fishing in 10-12 foot
depths. Some anglers are already
catching specs in shallow water
where they have begun spawning.
Jack says that bass fever has hit
Seminole. Catches of 20-25 bass
a day are not uncommon. Many.
.in the 6-8 pound range have been
brought in to Wingate's Lodge.
Saltwater fishing is rapidly
approaching its spring mode no
matter the February. date.
Schools of small Spanish are
already roaming the beaches so
the cobia won't be far behind.
The red snapper fishing is
still outstanding. Probably the
best that even old-timers can,
remember. About every structure
in 40-60 foot depths has keepers.
Cut bait is still the ticket.
If the bite is slow, try length-
ening your leader and downsizing
both hook and line diameter. Try
using a whole eating quality


shrimp when all else fails.
Sometimes the fish just want
something a little bit different
from what they've seen.
On some of these same
nearshore structures are some
big red drums (redfish). These
excellent fighting and eating fish
must be between 18 and 27 inch-
es long and only one per person
may be kept. Additionally, a few
sugar trout and triggerfish are
being boated nearshore.
Offshore grouper'fishing con-
tinues to be excellent when the
weather allows a run out.
Nearshore 'grouper i.' have
smartened up some, .and a few
tricks are needed to get one to
bite.
One, relatively unused in our
area, is to troll deep diving plugs
like, Mann's Stretch 30 near the
structure. The grouper will come
out and up to hit these wobbling
lures. A double h6ok-up willl
almost stop a small host in' its
tracks.
Using whole minnows instead
of cut bait can also entice a wary
grouper to bite. Combined with a
circle hook, the extra few seconds
the fish has the bait can, help
improve your' hook-up ratio.
Remember NOT to set the hook,
simply begin'; reeling slowly.
Breaking the habit of setting the
hook with a massive jerk is hard
to do but one well worth learning.
Live bait is scarce right now,
but a small baited hook dropped
near these structures might add
another option ;to your bottom-
fishing.
Yes, I've finally decided to
come out of the closet.' The same
closet filled with shotguns, rifles,
and decoys I've. intended to
repaint. Past the L. L. Bean boots
and, old reels I've saved for parts
I've emerged. .I'm genuinely in
love with my fishing, companion.
We've fished together and caught'
smallmouth in Tennessee, trout
in Montana, Cubera snapper in
Mexico, and even a sailfish out of
Mexico Beach.
We've fished side-by-side in
every kind of weather for nearly
30 years, and I wouldn't swap my
fishing friend for any angler on
earth. To my wife Sally, my fish-'
ing companion and best' friend.
Happy Valentine's Day.


GFC Seeking Instructors


to Promote Sportsfishing


The Flonda Game and Fresh ,
Water Fish Commission (GFC) is
seeking 25 facilitators to train
instructors in how to use the
Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs
(HOFNOD) program to promote
sportfishing. aquatic resource
education, and outdoor actunities
as a means to stay away from
drugs..
The GFC, in partnership with
the International Game Fish
Association (IGFA) and the
American Sportfishing Associa-
tion (ASA), is presenting a HOFN-
OD training workshop.
Participants will receive train-
ing manuals, the HOFNOD and
National Aquatic Resources
Education curriculum guides,
videos, promotional materials,
and updates about the program
in other parts of the United
States.
After completion of the pro-
gram, facilitators will be equipped
to train instructors in how to use
this program effectively and will
be required to participate in at
least one training workshop per
year over the next three years
under the auspices of IGFA and
GFC.
The workshop will take place
Saturday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the IGFA's World:.
Fishing Center in Dania Beach.
All workshop materials and
instruction will be provided by
ASA, and there are no registration
fees or other costs to participants.
Space is limited to 25.
To register, send a letter
including the name of your orga-
nization, your address and day
phone number, and a brief state-
ment describing your involvement
with youth and community
groups and how your programs
will benefit from your participa-
tion in this training.
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The Port St. Joe Sharks and
the Wewahitchka Gators will get
the 1999 baseball season on the
way with this weekend's Preble-
Rish Classic to be held in
Wewahitchka.
The Sharks will face Bay High
in the first game of the Classic at
5:00 EST on Friday. The Gators
will host North Florida Christian
in the nightcap at 7:00 EST. On
Saturday, the loser of game 1 will
face the loser of game 2 at 2:00
EST, and the winners will square
off at 4:00 EST for the champi-
onship game.
Season's Starting Line-Ups
Wewahitchka returns six
starters off last year's District 3-
2A championship, team. The
Gators return four seniors:
Champ Traylor, Dave Davis, Tripp
Atchison, and Kelly Forehand;
sophomore Phillip Hall; and
freshman Brandon Jones.
Port St. Joe returns seven
starters off last year's District 3-
2A runner-up team that reached
the second round of the playoffs.
The Sharks return four seniors:
Jim Faison, Matt Terry, Brett
Lowry and James Daniels; two
juniors: Ashley Stephens and
Ryan Stephens; and sophomore
Matt Caswell.
Port St. Joe Gate Admission
The Port St. Joe High School

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Sports Afield magazine named
Apalachicola as one of America's
50 "Best Outdoor Sports Towns"
in its February issue. The popular
sports magazine picks ,one city
from each state annually to high-
light as the best sports town in
the United States. Apalachicola
was chosen, for the second year in
a row, as Florida's best sports
town.
"There is one in every state: a
low-key town where genuine out-
doorsmen go to immerse them-
selves in serious sporting pur-
suits. Where the prices are low,
people are friendly, and the quali-
ty of the service is unmatched..."'
The article listed the main attrac-
tions, population statistics, and
"local lore" for each named town:
)Apalachipola ,.was notqedfor its
spectacular fishing, kayaking.
and canoeing. ;
Last year, the magazine fea-
tured Apalachicola over all of the
best towns chosen. Author
Charles Gaines' article, entitled,
"Apalachicola, Florida ... Is This
Place PARADISE or What?", said.
"Apalachicola is on the cusp of a
new boom, this one occasioned
partly by a sportsfishing resource.
which in variety and quality Is
hard to match anywhere In the


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state."
"If we find even a single tailing
fish to complete this anachronis-
tic perfection, I may just send for
my wife and bird dogs. Belize?
The Yucatan? Out-island
Bahamas? This was Florida-and
not a. condo, a jet ski, or a sun-
burned tourist in a Margarita'ille
T-shirt in sight."

Free Air Show
Tyndall Air Force Base will be
hosting the Gulf Coast Salute Air
Show on March 20 and 21. The
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aeri-
al demonstration team will be one
of the many attractions scheduled
to appear both days during the
free air show that will be open to
.the public. For more information,
please call the 324th Fighter Wing
Public Affairs Offlice at 283-2983.

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baseball team has instituted a
means to thank those of the
community who have supported
them in the past. They under-
stand the economic status of the
community is tough at this time,
therefore the team will be offering
a season ticket. for your entire
family for $15.00. This will get
your family into all home games
this season. Regular prices are
$3.00 for adults and $2.00 for
children for each game.
If you are a former mill
employee, railroad or city worker
who was laid off due to the 'mill
shutdown, and wish to purchase
a season ticket, please contact
Coach Buck Watford at 227-1387
(days) or 229-8287 (night) for
more information.
The team thanks the com-
munity for its support, and looks
forward to seeing you at the ball-
park.

Wewahitchka Gate Admission
It has also just been
announced that for each of the 17
Wewahitchka High School, base-
ball games this season, no admit-
tance charge will be asked of any
Gulf Couny resident attending to
support the Gators.
This plan has been approved
through the cooperation of the
Gulf County School Board due to


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ACTIVE WARRANT; DRIVING WITH
A SUSPENDED LICENSE
On February 5th, at approxi-
mately 6:35. p.m., Michael R.
Whitfield, 24, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer David Cross
on an active warrant, driving with
suspended or revoked license and
obstruction by disguise.
According to information
received, Whitfleld's vehicle was
stopped for speeding (50 m.p.h. in
a 30 m.p.h. speed zone). Upon
getting the vehicle stopped, the
officer asked the driver for his dri-
ver's license; the driver couldn't
produce his license.
When asked for his name and
date of birth, the driver identified
himself as Josh P. Whitfield, with
a date of birth of October 10,
1979. Forthwith, GCSO Deputy
Burkett arrived on the scene and,
advised Cross that the driver had
given him false information; that,
in fact, the driver was Michael R.
Whitfleld.
Further investigation revealed
that Whitfield's license was sus-
pended that he had an active
warrant for his arrest.
DEMANDING GUEST'S CONDUCT
GETs OUT OP ORDER
On February -8th, at approxi-
mately 5:30 p.m., Sharon L.
Hackel, 44, of Everette.
Washington, was arrested by
Sergeant Troy Simmons for disor-,
derly conduct. ,-
Sergeant Simmons' report
states that Hackel wasa transient
staying upstairs at the Port St.
Joe Police Department. Hackel
came, downstairs to get a meal
ticket and became verbally
aggressive with the dispatcher.
because she wasn't waited on
immediately.
A meal ticket was made out to
Linda's Restaurant for a ham-
burger and french fries. Hackel
advised that she "didn't want no
hamburger and French fries."
Hackel became verbally aggres-
sive with Sergeant Simmons.
Sergeant Simmons attempted
to explain to her that the meal
was paid through church funding
in our community, and that they
couldn't afford to buy her a steak
dinner.
Hackel continued to be ver-
bally abusive about the meal tick-
et. Sergearnt Slinmmns advised her'
that- if she didn't want the meal,
that he would have the dispatch-
er void the ticket and handed the
ticket back to the dispatcher to
void out.
At this point and time Hackel
leaped across: the counter and
grabbed the dispatcher and the
meal ticket (almost knocking over
the computer monitor, and;
scratching the dispatcher on the
right hand).
Hackel was arrested for disor-
derly conduct and transported to
the Gulf County Jail without fur-
ther incident.
SET PUBLIC HEARING
On February 11th at 5:00
p.m.. the city commissioners are
holding a workshop at City Hall to
discuss the future existence of the
Port St. Joe Police Department,,
given the present economic situa-
tion.

(Beach PD Log)

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
FEBRUARY 1 TO 7
During the last week. the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 86 calls for service: they
investigated no burglaries,

Loaner Program
Recently, the Port St.. Joe
Police Department began its
"Bicycle Helmet Loaner Program".
Bicyclists and passengers under
the age of 16 are required by law.
(F.S.S. 316.2065(2)(d) to wear an
approved bicycle helmet.
Individuals observed on bicy-
cles that are on the roadways
(includes sidewalks), that are in
violation of the helmet law will be
stopped. During this time, a
warning will be issued and a bicy-
cle helmet loaned, if available.
The conditions under which
the helmet will be loaned,.out is as
follows:
1. the helmet is provided on a
loan basis only; ,
2. the helmet must be returned in
three (3) working days;
3. upon returning the helmet, you
must provide proof that a prop-
er helmet was provided for the
person who was warned; '''
a. failure to comply may result


in further action.
This program is being initiat-
ed in the hopes that it will help to
prevent any serious injuries as
the result of bicycle related acci-
dents. School zones will be target-

fed due ta the number of students
that use bi yJCles ,as transporta-


assaults, thefts, or traffic acci-
dents. The department's officers
issued seven traffic warnings and
two citations.
Also last week, in Mexico
Beach, two persons were arrested
by Patrolman Burt Himmer and
charged with driving under the
influence. Charged on Friday,
February 5th, was Carmelita T.
Davis, of Chipley; then on
Saturday, February 6th, Huey H.
Hardy, of White City was arrested.


(Sheriff's Beat)


Two CHARGED As .
RESULT OF ACCIDENT
Friday, February 5th, a vehi-
cle driven by Donald R. Williams
had stopped at the intersection of
Highway 71 and River Road, then
proceeded to pull into the path of
a truck driven by Larry Wayne
Clark, of Alabama.
Gulf County Sheilffs Depart- '
ment Deputy James Jensen
arrived on the scene and smelled
alcohol on Williams' person.
Florida Highway Patrol Corporal
Dalton Upchurch was called in to
investigate the traffic incident.
As a result of the investiga-,
tion, Williams (36, of Blounts-'
town) was arrested and charged
with driving under the influence.
Clark, a 31 year old resident of
Alabama. was also charged with
driving while his license was suis-
pended or revoked.
MULTIPLE CHARGES FILED
Also last Friday. Greg Farmer.
of Port St. Joe, was arrested on
three counts of failure to appear,
resisting an officer with violence.
and violation of probation (regard-
ing a charge of possession of
cocaine).
Farmer was spotted on
Avenue B in Port St. Joe, and
after a short foot chase was
arrested at Avenue D and Martin
Luther King Boulevard.
SELLING CRACK AGAIN
On Saturday, February 6th,
Jasmine Thomas, 22, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested'for the sale of
crack cocaine by Investigator
Ricky Tolbert. Thomas allegedly
sold crack to a sheriffs depart-
ment undercover operator during
the first part of January. This is
Thomas' second, arrest for the
same crime since last November.
UNDERCOVER ARREST
Monday. February 8th, Emilia
Rene Bell, 37. of Port St. Joe. was
arrested by Investigator Tolbert
and charged with two counts of
the sale of crack cocaine.
During that afternoon, mem-
bers of the Gulf County Sheriffs
.Office and the Port St. Joe Police
Department, working with an
undercover operative, reportedly
purchased crack twice from Bell.
The operative purchased a total of
8140 of cocaine, resulting in
Bell's arrest. She is currently
lodged in the Gulf County Jail.
FALSELY IMPRISONED
Also on Monday. the ,'Bay
County Sheriffs Office arrested
Donald Vernon Martin, on a
charge of false imprisonment. The
charge stems from an incident on
February 3rd when the suspect
forced a local man. at knife point.
to take him to Apalachicola.
Martin also threatened to kill
the victim and his family.
Fortunately, he was able ito
escape shortly after arriving in,
Franklin County. : ':
The two men had previously
been friends and the motive for
the alleged imprisonment was
unknown at press time.
Investigators for the' Gulf County
Sheriffs Office had been attempt-
ing to locate Martin since the
investigation began, and Informa-
tion gathered led to his arrest in
Bay County.
CRASH-AND-RUN
On the evening of Tuesday,
February 9th, Jerry Gates. 54, of
Wewahitchka, was allegedly oper-
ating a vehicle which fled after
running into a fence at the
Highway 22 Package and Lounge.
Florida,: Highway 'Patrol
Trooper Doug Grice and Deputy
Richard Burkett were called to the
scene and proceeded to locate'the
vehicle at the end of Winnie
Street. The subject had aban-
doned it and was attempting to
enter a home in an effort to elude
arrest.'
Gates was apprehended and
charged by the FHP with leaving
the scene of an accident with
property 'damage, and by the
GCSO with possession of no valid
driver's license, and disorderly
conduct.
CHARGES MULTIPLY FROM
TRAFFIC STOP
Also Tuesday evening, Florida
Marine Patrol Officer Kent Harvey
observed and stopped a vehicle in
the Indian Pass area for a brake
light violation. After observing the
driver, James Obie Dalton (52, of
Eastpoint), a GCSO deputy was
called to the scene.
Dalton was subsequently
cited for possession of an open
container of alcohol. Additionally,


while removing his keys from his
pocket, Dalton accidentally
dropped out a bag of marijuana;
he was charged with possession of
marijuana, less than 20 grams.
FLEEING JUVENILE LEADS
CHASE To TRI-COUNTY AREA
At approximately 3:30 a.m.:
Wednesday morning, February
10th,; the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office dispatcher received a stolen
vehicle notice from Bay County.
When last seen, the suspect
vehicle was being pursued east-
ward on Highway 22 by a BCSO
deputy. The chase was broken off
due to the foggy weather condi-
tions.
Soon afterward, Gulf County
Sergeant Bert Lanier located the
vehicle at the E-Z Serve at the
intersection of Highways 22 and
71 in Wewahitchka., When he
attempted to stop it, the driver, a
15 year old female juvenile, took
off in a northerly direction on
Highway 71 with her headlights
off.
'Upon approaching the area
about (Taunton's Sawmill. the
teen's vehicle rammed- the
deputy's patrol car, forcing it into
the ditch and blowing out a tire.
Deputy Bobby Plair pursued
the fleeing vehicle' into Calhoun
County where, near Scott's Ferry,
the young girl lost control and
wrecked while trying to pass" a,
Calhoun County deputy'. ,,'
The driver was transported to '
the Calhoun County Hospital


., where she was treated and
released, then brought to the Gulf
County Jail.
Upon her arrival, she was
booked on charges including two
counts of felony fleeing and elud-
ing, one count of aggravated
assault on a law enforcement offi-
cer, and one count of petty theft
(gas at the E-Z Serve).
Charges against the juvenile
are pending in Bay County for
grand theft auto; she also was on
community control for stealing
another car. The suspect was
scheduled to be transported to
the Division of Youth Services in
v Panama City Wednesday.,
SENTENCED HANDED DOWN .
Barbara Grinslade, of
Wewahitchka-sentenced to 26.8
months for violation of probation
for assault with a deadly weapon
and resisting arrest without \io-
lence.
RLck L. Harrison.. Jr_. of
Overstreet-sentenced to 44.8
months for violation of probation
on a charge of a lewd and lascivi-
ous act.
a"y M(o.rgan, of Port St.
Joe-sentenced to three years
with' the Department ,-,of
Corrections for possession of
;crack cocaine.
S Terry Don Nolan, of Franklin
County-sentenced to 30 months
Sfor violation of probation on a
charge of strong arm robbery.
Noel Pantoja, of Port St. Joe-,
sentenced to 19 months for
forgery.
forgeMichael Don Swain, of Port
St. Joe-sentenced to five years
with the Department of, Correc-
tions for the robbery of Marina


Groceries.
Willie Massinger. of Port St.
Joe-sentenced to 12.2 months
for violation of probation on a
charge of fleeing and attempting
to elude.
Kathleen Shipman, of Volusia
County-sentenced to 24 months
for violation of probation for a
charge of uttering a forged instru-
ment.
RECENT BOOKINGs AT THE
GULF COUNTY JAIL '....
Monday, February Ist-
Grover J. McLemore, 66, of
Wewahitchka, driving under the
influence; and Robert W.
Pritchard. 35, of Mobile, Alabama,
failure to pay fine (no saltwater
license). ',
Tuesday; Febru a r3y 2nd-Paul
Johnson, 20, of Alabama. failure
to appear (possession of alcohol
under the age of 21).


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Wednesday. February 3rd-
Marco Givens, 20, of Port St. Joe;
violation of probation (possession
of alcohol under the age of 21);
Nicholas Morning, 20, of Port St.
Joe, violation of probation (grand
theft); and Willie Masslnger, 56, of
Port St. Joe, violation of probation
(fleeing and eluding).
Friday, February 5th-
Kathleen Shipman, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (uttering); Michael Whitfield,
24, of Port St. Joe, violation of
community control' (grand theft)
and obstruction by discourse.
Saturday, Febiuary 6th-
Charles Beachum, 48, of Port St:
Joe, child support.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999 PAGE 11A


Tiger Sharks To Host Shoot-Out Saturday


Defending 4A,
ST. JOE 49, QUINCY 52
Friday, February 5
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
couldn't overcome a 31-16 half-
time deficit Friday night to Quincy
Shanks as they recorded only
their third loss of the season. Port
St. Joe outscored Quincy 33-21 In
the second half of play to pull
within three points as time
expired. .1 -


2A, and


1A; Mount Dora, Port St. Joe,
Jenkins followed with 11 for Port
St. Joe (23-3).


ST. JOE 17 24 14 16 71
R'FORD i6 20 13 18 67
ST. JOE (71) '- S. Chambers 2,
Quinn 8, R. Chambers 6, Daniels 25,
K. Larry 7, Jenkins 11, Smallwood 2,
Lewis 4, Bailey 6. .
RUTHERFORD (67) Barker 5. Riley
14, Johnson 7, Greene 2, Jenkins 18,,
Warren 9, Green 12.
This Fnday night at 8:00 ET.
the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks will
host the defending Class 4A state
champion Mount Dora Hurri-"
canes. Mount Dora features one
of the best high school players In
the country in 6'6" forward Greg
Brittan. Brittan is ranked by most
analysts as the second best play-
er in Florida, behind only 6' 11"
Casey Sanders of Tampa Prep,


and one of the top forwards in the
United States.
"Greg is a very exciting player,
one who has improved his game
each. year to achieve excellence.,
Mount Dora is not, a one man
show however, they have two fine
shooting guards and a front-line.
that complements him well," said
Coach Vernon Eppinette.
Host Shoot-Out
On Saturday, the Tiger
Sharks will host the final Shoot-
Out of the '98-'99 season. The
first game will feature Mount
Dora versus Panama City
Rutherford followed -by Port St.
Joe versus the five time defending
Class A State; Champion Malone
Tigers. ;..
"This Shoot-Out concludes


our regular season. Facing state
championship teams back to back
should help us get ready for the
post-season. Not many programs
can boast :of playing this level of
competition especially in a home-
home basis.", concluded Eppl-
nette. "
Game times for' Saturday's
games will depend on'if the Lady
Sharks are hosting the regional
finals. If the Lady Sharks are
playing ;at home Saturday. the
Mount Dora/Rutherford. game
will, begin at 2:30, followed by the
Port St. Joe/Malone game at 4:00
ET.
If there is no girls' regional
final, the Mount Dora/Rutherford
game will begin ar 7:00 followed
by the Port St. Joe/Malone,game
at 8:30.


Clay Smallwood, #33, passes off to Seneca Chambers, #11, on Sat. night.


Rod Chambers, #13, makes an
easy layup against Quincy.
Travis Jenkins led the Tiger
Sharks with 12 points. Mosi
Quifnn followed with 11 and
James Daniels added 10 for Port'
St. Joe (21-3).
ST. JOE (49) R. Chambers 2. S.
Chambers 3. Larry 2. Gant 5.
Smallwood 2. Lewis 2. Jenkins 12.
Danrdels 10. Quinn I I.
QUINCY (52) Young 7. Farley 7.
Francis 7, Oliver 2. King 2. Anderson
10. McCloud 17.


ST. JOE 66, QUINCY 62
Saturday, February 6
The Tiger Sharks outscored
' Quincy 16-9 in the final period of
Saturday night's match-up in "the
Dome" for a 66-62 victory. Port St.
Joe trailed 33-30 at halftime to
Shanks and 53-50 at the end of
the third quarter.
Rod Chambers had 12 points
to help lead the Tiger Sharks to
their 22nd victory of the season
(22-3). James Daniels followed
with 1 I points and Travis Jenkins
chipped in 10.
ST. JOE (66) Quinn 5. Chambers
12. Daniels 11. K. Larry 7. Gant 2.
Jenkins 10. L. Larry 3, Le vs 7. Bailey
8.
QUINCY (62) Oliver 4. Anderson
12. McCloud 8, Falley 10, King 7.


Young 13, Francis 8.

ST. JOE 71, RUTHERFORD 67
Monday, February 8
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked N I in Class 2A, held off a
fourth quarter rally by Rutherford
- for a 71-67 victory. With nine sec-
onds left in the game, Rod"
Chambers hit twt free throws to
the seal the victory for the Tiger
Sharks in "the Dome."
Port St. Joe led 17-16 at the
end of the first quarter and
outscored Rutherford 24-20 in
the second for a 41-36 lead going
into halftime. The Tiger Sharks
were outscored 31-30 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Senior James Daniels led all
scorers with 25 points and Travis


1998-99 Wewa Gator Basketball Team
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Gators Fall To Apalach


WEWA 47, APALACHICOLA 61
Friday, February 5
The Wewahitchka Gators
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they scored 24 points in the third
quarter to extend their 26-21

LADY GATORS
WEWA 18, BLOUNTSTOWN 54
Thursday, February 4
:The Wewahitchka Lady
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basketball season, with Thurs-
day's 54-18 loss to Blountstown
in the first round of the District 3-
2A tournament held in Port St.
Joe., The Lady Gators ended the
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Senior Bernard Vann led
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WEWA (47) Simms 3. Addison 8,
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APALACHICOLA (61) Lane 17,
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Martin 7. Poloronis 14. Harris 10,
Banks 2.
Gators 33-13 in the second half of
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Bettina Yarrel led the Lady
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BLOUNTSTOWN (54) Carter 20,
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Semi-Finals; Thursday vs. Freeport


ST. JOE 42, BLOUNTSTOWN 34
Friday, February 5
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
knocked off Blountstown 42-34 in
Friday's District 3-2A Champioin-
ship game in "the Dome." The,
Lady Sharks pulled away in the
final minutes of the fourth quar-
ter for an eight point victory. Port
St. Joe led 18-17 at the half.
The Lady Sharks were led on
offense by Megan Johnson with
11 points. Bonnie Belin followed,
with 10 for Port St. Joe (16-6).
ST. JOE (42) Belin 10, M. Johnsonh
11, Lenox 6, Gant 5, Towner 4, L.
Johnson 4. Royster 2.
BLOUNTSTOWN (34): Bates 11,.
Baker 2. Carter 8. Dudley 2, Davis 11.

'ST. JOE 81, SNEADS 18
Tuesday, February 9
The Lady Sharks breezed
through Tuesday night's regional
quarter-final against Sneads in
"the Dome." Sneads knocked
down two quick jump shots in the
early minutes of the first quarter.
but the Port St. Joe defense shut
out the Lady Pirates' offense untif
the final 2: 15 of the second quar-
ter.
The Lady Sharks jumped out
to an early 16-4 by the end of the
first quarter, and outscored
Sneads 11-1 in the second for a
27-5 lead going into halftime.
In the second half of play,
Port St. Joe continued their dom-
inance on offense and defense.
The Lady Sharks outscored the
Lady Pirates .29-5 in the third
quarter and 25-8 in the fourth for
an 8 1-18 victory.
"We are peaking at the right
time of the year," said Head Coach
Jim Belin. "The girls have a great


Lady Sharks celebrate their victory after a 42-34 win against the Blountstown in "the Dome" on Friday.
The Lady Sharks will continue their quest for the championship tonight vs. Freeport in "the Dome" at 8:39.


team chemistry, and are very
excited and hungry to be where
they're at, especially since they've
never been here before."
Lacev Johnson led all scorers
with 22 points. Courtney Lenox
followed with 13 points and
Nelkole Rovster chipped in 12 for
Port St. Joe (17-6).
ST. JOE 16 11 29 25 81
SNEADS 4 1 5 8 18
ST. JOE (81) Kilbourn 6, McDowell
2, Belin 6, M. Johnson 2, Lenox 13,
" Gant 6, Towner 4, Kilpatrick 4, L.


(Left to Right) Daisy Pittman, Davin Baxter, and Barbara Baxter


Baxter Signs With

Middle Georgia College


Johnson 22. Royster 12. Adkirns 2.
King 2.
SNEADS (18) A. Harvey 4, T..
Harvey 2. Rentz 3. Dickens 1. McNealy
2. Jackson 2. Dawkins 1. Hudson 3.

PLAY-OFF SCHEDULE
Continuing in their quest for
the state play-offs, Port St. Joe's
lady hoopsters will tip-off at
Freeport on Thursday night
(tonight) at 8:30 p.m., ET. The two
competitors have met twice thus
far this season, splitting the victo-
ries.
If the Lady Sharks are victori-
ous Thursday. they \\i1l take the
court in "the Dome" on Saturday
at 7:30 p.m., ET. Their opponent
will be the winner of the
FAMU/Branford versus Haw-.
thorne/Father Lopez match-ups.
The details of the winners of these
play-off games were not available
at press time Wednesday.


GULF COUNTY

SHOPS ACTION
Port 5t. Joe Tiger sharks
r.et 12 Mount Dora
f et 13 Malone
Wewahitchka Gators
rDo 11 at Mosley
feL) I Z Gracevile
Tiger sharks / Gators Playoff5
eD. 18 -19 .Ditrict at P5J
Feb 25-27 Regional
Crirnapionshrips I'orti I
-lar 4-6 5tate Finals
Lady toops5ter Playofft
Feb. 11 Reg l 5emi-Finals
Feb 15 Reg'l Finals
tD 17-.20 State Tourney
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Davin Baxter, a 6 foot 6 inch,, tion and the NJCAA.
260-pound senior offensive and Davin recorded 74 t
defensive lineman for the Port St. this season for the Shark
Joe Sharks' football team this had two tackles for a los
past season, signed a national let- quarterback sack, one
ter of intent Thursday afternoon pass, one fumble recover
to play football with -Middle also forced a fumble.
Georgia College. -
Middle Georgia. which had an Baxter will join forme
S11-1 record this past season. St. Joe teammate Tyson P
recruited Baxter as an offensive in the fall at Middle Geor
and defensive lineman. The Cochran. Georgia. Pittman
school is a member of the Georgia team in rushing as a fresh
Junior College Athletic Associa- this season.

Pistol Matches at Rifle Range


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twmo separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday
morning. February 13th.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed 25
yards from the firing line. The
match is divided Into three stages,
(slow fire. timed fire and rapid
fire) with 30 shots fired in each


stage.. Most any .22 RF handgun
may be used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40.
50, 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would include
.22 RF, .22 magnum. .38 special.
.357 magnum and .44 magnum.
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invited to participate in the
monthly matches. Trophies to
third place will be awarded in
each match. For additional infor-
mation call 229-8421.
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette and small-
bore metallic silhouette matches.
The matches had a good turnout
with 10 shooters for the hi-power
match and 12 for the smallbore.
Alan Wackowski, shooting a
MIA, won first place in the hi-
power match by knocking down.
seven targets. Harvey Brewton
won second place with six targets.
Two shooters, Roger Brown and,
Tommy Wood, were tied with five
targets each for tLhird place with
Brown winning the tie-breaker.
Dale Marshall won the small-


bore match by downing 31 tar-
gets. Charles Borders won second
place with 26 targets, and
Brewion had 23 targets for third
place. All rifle shooters are invited
to compete in these matches.
scheduled for the first Saturday of
the month.
Umpires Wanted!
The PSJ DixJe Baseball
League officers are looking for
umpires for the 1999 season. All
interested persons should contact
Buddy Hamm (229-8686), Randy
'Phillips (229-8590). or Joey
Tarantino (229-1029). ,-, 1.
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in Gulf County, the Port St. Joe
Dixie Baseball League has opened
an equipment "closet"-to be
stocked with cleats, bats, gloves,
pants, batting gloves, etc. If you
have any, baseball equipment-
new or used-to donate or trade
in, please drop it off at Cox
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Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.
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Several Business Seminars Scheduled for GCCC


Several different seminars
and workshops relating to busi-
ness will be held at Gulf Coast
Community College during the
month of February and the begin-
ning of March. Following are the
dates, locations, and other infor-
'mation about these upcoming
events. (All times are Central.)
Feb. 17 to March 17-Quick
Books Pro 5.0 for Windows. Will
be held every Wednesday in the
.Technology Building, Room 218,
:of GCCC. Students may either
-take a day session, from 8:00 to
-10:45 a.m. (being instructed by
Teri Mattson of Quick Solutions).
or a night session, from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. (taught by computer
consultant Aaron Abreu).


*Topics Covered-payroll and
taxes, accounts receivable, ac-
counts payable, creating esti-
mates, job cost reports, bank
accounts and reconciliation, and
many others.
COST: $99.00. Registration
must be made in advance.
Wednesday, Feb. 24-Sales
and Marketing. Will be held from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at GCCC's
Lifelong Learning Center, Room
242.
*Topics Covered-- customer
identification, how to reach the
customer via direct mail, telemar-
keung, electronic marketing, and
etc., as well as customer service.
public relations, and paid media
electronics and print.


Free Legal Clinic

to be Held on 27th


The attorneys in Gulf County
have volunteered their services for
-a free--legal..clinic to be held- on--
Saturday, February 27. The Gulf
County Bar Association, whose


Public Hearing
There will be a public meeting
of the Gulf County Transportation
Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board on Wednesday. March 10,
at 2:00 p.m., ET. at the Gulf
County Courthouse commission
meeting room in Port St. Joe.
Written comments pertaining
to the meeting will be accepted
through March 19.
The purpose of the public
hearing is to allow residents the
opportunity to discuss with the
local Transportation Disadvan-.
taged Coordinating Board unmet
transportation needs, or any
other areas. that relate to local
transportation services.
All interested persons are
encouraged to attend.
Transportation will be provid-
ed to eligible individuals by call-
ing the Community Transpor-
tation Coordinator, Gulf County
Transportation. at 229-6327.
For more information, please
contact Vanita Anderson.
Transportation Disadvantaged
Program Coordinator, at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at 674-4571.


membership includes all attor-
neys practicing in Gulf County, Is
- concerned about-the-plight of-Its
neighbors and community.
Individuals who have legal
problems will have an opportuni-
ty to talk with an attorney in pri-
vate, one-to-one. This is not a
seminar. Each individual will have
a private consultation with an
experienced attorney. The specific
problems of the participant will be
addressed.
Attorneys from the Bay
County Bar Association and
North Flonda Legal Services have
volunteered to assist. Therefore,
there should be a sufficient num-
ber of attorneys with diverse
experience to serve those who
need legal guidance.
In order to utilize everyone's
time, efficiently, specific appoint-
ments may be scheduled through
the county judge's office. Just call
227-1141 or contact Judge Bob
Moore.. However, an appoint-
ment is not required. All who
come will be seen.


COST: $15.00 in advance.
Thursday, Feb. 25-Ac-
counting and Taxes for Small
Businesses. Will be held from
5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gulf Coast in
the Lifelong Learning Depart-
ment, Room 242. in the Student
Union, instructed by William
Steiner, CPA/
*Topics ) Covered-basic re-
quirements and appropriate
methods of record keeping In a
small business, recordkeeping,
tax reporting requirements,
employee expenses, and monthly
income statements.
COST: $15.00 in advance.
Tuesday. March 2-Steps to
Starting a Small Business. Will
be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in
the Student Union Building,
Room SU242, at Gulf Coast.
*Topics Covered-compatibil-
ity 'with small business owner-
ship, developing a feasible idea.
organizational requirements and
licensing for a small business in
Florida, personal financial assess-
ment, credit checks, defining who
Is your customer. location consid-
eration_ and employee require.._
ments. Active audience participa-
tion is encouraged.
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these classes at the Bay County
Small Business Incubator. located
at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Lynn Haven. For more informa-
tion about any of them call the
Incubator at (850) 271-1108 or 1-
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County.
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New Business Opens in Wewa
The Worship Center Bookstore, at the corner of
Henry and 2nd Streets in Wewahitchka, held its rib-
bon cutting ceremony last Thursday. The store will
feature Bibles, books, Christian t-shirts and jewel-
ry, and various gift items. Hours of business are
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shown in the photo, from left, are Carolyn
McLean, Jeri Linton (City Clerk), Wayne Pate, Alice
Gunter, Rev. Charles Pettis, and Mayor Ray
Dickens.


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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999


Kids Say The Funniest Things
"Initials"-Cody Raffield
We get so accustomed to see-
ing initials of various things, we
sometimes fail to read carefully
the correct meaning. In my (Linda
Whitfield) weekly newspaper for
my class, I always list birthdays
for the month.
Last week I sent the paper
home with February birthdays
mentioned. Since I only had one
(Amanda Causey), I thought I'd
mention Abe Lincoln on the 12th,
and George W. on the 22nd.
As we were reading all the lit-
tle mini-articles, Cody Raffield
had this one to read. He read:
"February Birthdays: Amanda
Causey, February 9th; Amber
Lanier, the 12th; and Gayla
Williamson, the 22nd." It's true,
we do get used to certain initials
Of course, these girls are in our
room!!!
"Land Mass"-Meleah Lister
As Canada was studied about
in social studies, the students
were told that this country is the
second largest in the world. As
she watched Hollywood Squares
on TV, the question was posed,
"Which country has the greatest
land mass: China, U.S., or
Canada?" Meleah knew the cor-
rect answer, and the contestant
on Hollywood Squares didn't!


Wewahitchka Elementary,


School News .


. .


I


Don't Say "I Forgot"-Andrew
Dorman
When Andrew Dorman's dad,
Harold, forgot to take his medi-
cine, he said, "I forgot." Andrew
quipped, "Miss Linda said if we
forget our homework, don't say 'I
forgot, just say I didn't do it."

Congratulations!
Congratulations to sixth'
grader Courtney Bremer.
Courtney won third place in the
DAR (Daughters of the American
Revolution) History Month essay
contest. Her essay was on Isaac
Hull, a great American Naval Hero
of the Early American Republic,
1799-1815.
Tabitha Ward is the "Student
of the Week"
First grade teacher Misty
Harper chose Tabitha Ward as her
choice for "Student of the Week".
Tabitha is the daughter of Lynn
Ward and Shannon Ward. Her


favorite thing to do is play house
and write. When she grows up,
she would like to be a teacher.
She likes to play with Victoria
and listen to her favorite song,
"Barbie Girl". Her favorite shows
"Lion King", and her favorite color
is red.
Mrs. Harper says that--
"Tabitha has worked hard: this
,ear. She is a. wonderful young,
lady." Tabitha will receive a large
pizza from the Dixie Dandy. We7
sure appreciate Will McLemore for
helping us with "Student of the
Week"!
1999 Miss Valentine Pageant :
This pageant was started by
Bonnie Harrison in 1973 and has
been successful ever since. This
year's pageant will be on February
13 at 7:00. There are categories
from Pre-K to teens. Come on out.
for a night of entertainment. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens'
Association is the sponsor.


DARE Graduation
The fifth graders who have
completed the DARE curriculum
will celebrate their pledge to
remain drug-free by participating
in a very special program on
February 12. Demonstrations
from TAFB personnel and refresh-
:ments will be served. A parade
will follow through Wewa. We
hope everyone places a large red
ribbon on the front door of their
business to show their support.
Inservice Monday & Tuesday
Oops! I guess I'm so used to
going to PSJ for inservice, I just
assumed that it would be there.
' Nope. It is in Wewa this year at.
* our high school. If only this
,weather holds out.
Science Fair Announcements-
Joe Walker and his young
Einsteins traveled to Chipola
Junior College on Monday and
Tuesday to participate in the
Regional Science Fair. The win-
ners aren't announced yet, but
our students looked good.

The students heard a guest
speaker and were interviewed by
the judges. After a lunch at the
Pizza Hut, the tired but hopeful
students, arrived in Wewa about
5:30 p.m. The winners will be list-
ed next week's column.


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S1News Column .-


First, we need to remind par-
ents that we will be out of school
this coming Monday (February
15), but will NOT be out Tuesday,
(Feb.16). WE REPEAT. WE WILL
HAVE SCHOOL ON TUESDAY.
FEBRUARY 16.
We want to announce the
Faith Christian winners of the
Daughters of the Amencan
Revolution, History Essay Contest,
this year.
Kelly Geoghagan, Mark
Vinson, and Rachel Bixler were
first place winners in grades five,
six, and seven. Second place win-
ners in the same three grades
were Lindsey Demitrijevich,
Jennifer Sherrill, and. Michael
Roney. Victoria Ramirez won third
place in the seventh grade compe-
tition.
We salute all those who par-
ticipated and those who were
judges and winners. The first
place winners will read their
papers at the February D.A.R.
luncheon and will be given a cer-
tificate and medal commemorat-
ing the occasion and honor.
We welcome Donna Waldrop
to our science department. She
will be teaching Mrs. Teat's class-


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Faith Christian School

es, in addition to the P.E. class
that she and Kim Duty have.
Mrs. Waldrop is the wife of
Rev. Jud Waldrop of Highland
View Baptist Church, and is the
mother of Seth and Lucas, stu-
dents here at Faith Christian
School. and Magan who is a sixth
grade student at Port St. Joe
Middle School.
.: -.Also,,:,welcome to Buddy
Caswell.. pninister of youth and
music at First Baptist of PSJ, as
he will be directing our "school
chorus class. Thank you, Bro.
Buddy. We appreciate your will-
ingness to help us out.
Our students have been
learning valuable lessons from
our chapel speakers. Rev. James
Wiley, of Oak Grove Assembly
talked to the students about obe-
dience and commitment-if the
Bible is clear on a subject, ,do
what it says-if you make a com-
mitment, keep it.
Glen Danis gave the students
'his testimony and encouraged
each one to accept Jesus Christ
as Savior. He was accompanied by
Mary Lou Curibie and Wanda
Bailey who added .to the message
with wonderful songs, like


Jj~t upge 1'rJvrj-=.j


from Highland View Elementary School


Dates To Remember .
February 12-Beta Sponsored
Valentine Party
February 15-16--Inservice Days
(No School)
February 19-D.A.R.E. Gradu-
ation, 9:00 a.m.
March 1-African Story Vine
March 12-Harvesting the Wind
March 13-Odyssey of the Mind
Competition
March 15-19-Spring Break
March 22-Ugly Duckling, sec-
ond and third graders
March 24-31-Terra Nova, first to
fifth graders
Valentine Party for K to 5th
.. Sponsored by the Beta Club.
25* person to get in the door.
dancing for all ... bunny hop,
hokey pokey. twist. smooth,
etc. Door prizes to be given .
eats ... popcorn, punch ... can-
dies 1:00 to 2:00. The dona-
tions will go to a fund for children
which the Beta Club will decide
on soon.
"Parents, Read With Me"
Program We now have a
"Parent, Read With Me" Program
available to parents and students
at Highland View School. Books
and read-along cassettes may be
checked out by the school's office
staff by students in kindergarten
through second grade.
Parents of these children are
encouraged along with the child
to check out a favorite book from
the list of titles attached to the
packet.
It has been shown that a


child's desire. to read and improve
his reading skills is increased sig-
'nificantly when he is read to or
shares with others, reading at
home.
Reminiscing FCAT ...
by Kortney Presnell
The first day we did the FCAT
I was afraid I would not pass. Mr.
Jones told us that we need to get
a good night sleep and eat a good
breakfast. But I did not get a good
night sleep.
On part' two of day one was
even harder. But I tried my best.
It did take me longer than last
time. But at least I got it done.
The next day I has a better sleep.
I had a little trouble. Then I got
the hand of it. We had 40 minets.
But I got it done.
On day 2 part 2 was the
hardest. I tried and tried. I really
don't know if I passed it but I hope
so.
After the FCAT we had a party
that I didn't even know about. We
went outside for a little while too
dance. Then we came back inside.
We watched a movey.
Then we went to lunch then
we had the party. I know how to
dance. But nobody wanted to
dance with me. Alisha and
Jeremy danced, Lauren and
Henry danced together. It did. look
like Torin and Jason wanted to
dance to.
We only had the party for 45
minets. Then we had to go to P.E.
I though we had to run laps but
thank goodness we had the party.
Most of the girls wanted free play.
The end.


MAP students for the 1998-99 school year, shown in the
photo above, are: Michelle Perrin, Kelly Geoghagan, Brittany
Davis, Jennifer Johnson, Zach Norris, Ryan Taylor, and Jason
Price. Cherish Jacobs, who is presently being home-schooled,
also qualified.. Congratulations to these students and best wish-
es for their future academic success.


"Sowing the Seeds" and "I Choose
Christ.",
Faith Christian School is
thankful to those Christian men,
and women who share their time'
and lives with us.
A fun field tnp is planned for
all students in grades four to 12
who qualified by selling their quo-
tas of Christmas card items in'
September. These students will go
to Albany, Georgia on February.
19 to the Wild Adventure Theme'


Park, a zoo and an amusement
park. This will be a well deserved'
award for a job well done.
Seven of our fourth and fifth
grade students qualified to paitic-
ipate in the MAP Program spon-
sored by Duke University. MAP
stands for Motivation for
Academic Performance, and in
order to be selected students
must score in the 95th percentile
or better in selected areas of the
two previous achievement tests.


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


Hi gh School

by Larry A. Mathes ,m


TESTING OVER? NEVER!
Most of the testing we're,
required to do is over. The HSCT,
Florida Writes', and the FCAT test-
ing are completed for this year, r.
and now we wait with.wild antici-,
pation for the results to ,be
annonced-and wait-and wait!
Our HSCT results this year.
were great-so great, in fact, that'
'you can't help but think the
Florida Writes and the FCAT
scores will have to be a let-down.
But we can dream!
What's left? We'll be taking'
the CTBS series later this spring
(7th, 8th, '9th), probably for the
last time. The state's plan is 'to
enlarge the scope of the FCAT to
replace all of the others (and also.
to tie grade advancement to-
whether a student passes his/her,
FCAT each year).
I hope some of you took
advantage of the College Aid,
Workshop held Tuesday night at'.
Wewahitchka High School.,
Believe me, if your student hasi,
visions of attending a two or four;
year school (or vocational school)'
you'll be hunting for financial
help.
Baseball cranks up this
Friday, February 12 at Gator
Field. The annual Preble-Rish
Classic, on Friday and Saturday,
(weather permitting), will pit Port
St. Joe, North Florida Christian,


Bay County and the Gators
against each other in a pre-sea-
son look at each team's strength.
Parents-did you personally
see your student's progress
report? Actually see, in writing? I
just finished looking over a list of
students who could be in danger
of not graduating because of low
averages in a required course.
Somehody needs to get inter-
ested, folks-there's not much
time left to pick up the slack! We
have tried to contact the par-
ents-you'd think somebody
would be a little worried, wouldn't
. you?
I've said before that it is
amazing how many parents don't
insist that these progress reports
be produced. Don't settle for a
verbal report-regardless of what
the student says, they do get one
from each class. We can't afford to
mail them, so make'your student
accountable.
We also have quite a few stu-
dents who claim that they inter-
cept mail to the' parents if it
appears to be school-related.
Does that sound possible to you?
I find it interesting that the
state's politicians now want us to
start teaching character educa-
tion. I guess they figured the great
example being set by our presi-
dent, his supporters in Congress,
and his attorneys was too good an


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P.A.E.C. Teacher


Training on 23rd

Join Panhandle Area gence theory, and rubrics to facil-
Educational Consortium (PAEC), itate instruction.
February 23rd for the second Florida (on-line) high school
Tuesday Teacher Training pro- teachers will demonstrate tech-
gram for 1999. Observe and dis- niques they use with students
cuss lesson development that who are responsible for their own
uses technology, muluple intelli- learning.


PORT ST.JOE
ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL



BULLDOG NEWS

"Students of the Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" 'Julia
Scheffer, Mackenzie Bryant,
Morgan Wood, Jennifer Bland,'
and Eddie Fisher.
Bulldog Beat
The Bulldog Beat; our school
newspaper, is now on sale for 504
in Ms. Minger's room. Each copy
has a coupon for a free doughnlut.
What a sweet deal!
Attention Parents
The school encourages good
attendance; that is why it is
school policy that on the first day
a student returns to school after
an absence, he/-he must bring a
note explaining the reason for his
or her absence. If an absence
extends beyond three days, par-
ents are requested to notify the
school office regarding the reason
for the absence.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period were 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 464 due to
teacher inservice.
Spring Break
School will not be held March
15 to 19 due to our Spring Break
holidays.
Label Collection
Our school is collecting


Mark your calendars now to
join them at 3:00 p.m.. ET, (2:00
p.m., CT) and again at 4:00 p.m.,
ET, on Tuesday, February 23.
Both hour long programs are live.
The Tuesday Teacher
Traniing series Is sponsored by
the PAEC Goals 2000 Professional
Development/Distance Learning
Project through the Florida
Department of Education.
"Designing for Learning" will
air over the PAEC-ITV Channel,
Fixed Ku-band Satellite' Receive-
Only Antenna (Florida Channel,
Telstar .4) .or C-Band Satellite
Receiver, Galaxy 7, Transponder
8. The program will be simulcast
over the Internet.
For further Information,
please call (850) 638-6131 or visit
their web site at www.paec.org.


General Mills and Campbell's.
Soup labels. Please send these to
school today!

Lost and Found
If your child has lost a jacket.
please check out our lost and*
found.

Controlling Your Anger'
Here are a few tips to follow to
control your anger.
*Put yourself in the other per-
son's place. Try to see their point
of view.
eRecognize the humor in a
situation, :but make sure the
laugh's on you, not the other per-
son.
*Keep the volume down-If
you speak quietly and calmly, the
other person is likely to do;the
same.
- ., L*Practite -relaxation tech-
niques. In stressful situations try
to think of something pleasant.
*Walk away! If you are unable
to get your emotions under con-
trol, tell the other person you will
speak- with them when you are,
calmed down.


Reyti fl. /IhuA 0'


1998-'99
Well students, whad'ya say we
take a couple of days off next
week? Teacher inservice is next
Monday and Tuesday so I hope
everyone enjoys their four-day
weekend!
Congratulations to Mary Lou
Cumbie on being named "School-
Related Employee of the Year" for.
Port St. Joe High School. Later in
the year, Mrs. Mary Lou will be
competing at the county level for
all of' Gulf County. Congratula-,
tions, Mrs. Mary Lou. We love you!
I would like to personally con-
gratulate the Lady Sharks for
their victory over the Blountstown


opportunity to pass up.
Actually, it does need to be
taught in school. Many aren't get-
ting it any other place, and they
certainly won't learn about char-
acter if they've been watching TV
lately. Just another case of "do
like we say-not like we do". Have
a great day!






0N .0 9


Tigers last Friday. For the first'
time in over a decade,- the Lady
Sharks have'won the District,
Championship. All that hard work,
has finally paid off, but we're notl
through yet! 'Good luck ,, th'e
.play-offs, girls! ,
As for the guys, they wJl.c m-!
pete this.Friday and Saturday in a
shootout with Mount Dora and,
Malone. All games will be held ln,
"the Dome."
On February 18 and 19, the
Tiger Sharks will host the District
Tourney. They are- seeded #1 and
will face the winner of the
Wewahitchka Gators and the
Blountstown Tigers on Friday.
Good luck, guys


Honor Roll
The students of Wewahitchka
Elementary's, 5th grade class were
inadvertently left Out of the nine
weeks honor roll announcements.
We're sorry for the mix-up.
Left off were, Marsia Reed,
Amanda Ries, Michael Riley,
Heather Simmons, Cassandra
Stroud, Mandie Walding, Michael
Weeks, Megan Whitfleld, Suzanna
Whitfield. and John Wilkes.


MON- NO SCHOOL.
TUES- NO SCHOOL.
WEDS- Submarine, French
Fries, Steamed Carrots. Peach
Crisp, Lettuce/Pickle/Catsup.
and Milk.
THURS- Ham/Cheese Bake,
Peas, Pineapple, Chocolate
Cake, Pwd. Sugar Sprinkles,
and Milk.
FRI- Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks,
and Milk.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS.


By Linda WUJhitfield


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St. James' C
Most people are familiar with
Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday" cele-
brations, inspired by Creole influ-
ences,l New Orleans. Mobile,
and a few other Gulf Coast cities.
But a less celebrated.event known
as Shrove Tuesday shares the
same day, and it has a parallel
history.
Bot, traditions have their
roots li the,. Middle Ages. Mardi
Gras, 'or Shrove Tuesday, is the
lastdiay before. Lent begins. Lent
is a-'eason of prayer and-fasting
for Ehristians. 'It helps. them to
become spiritually prepared for
the.celebration qf the resurrection
on Easter Day.
i ;,The day before, Ash.
Wednesday, the beginning of.
Lent,; became known as :a day of
feasting when butter,,cooking oils,
and other treats would be con-
sutned'..
1. .The French celebrated with
parties which eventually devel-
opijd into the week long celebra-
tion"' we dall 'Mardi Gras. The
English.' on the other' hand, went
td.'6hurch to say theirtconfessions
o'ver 'the weekend. Thenri, 'on
Tuesday,' they Ireceived' a hand
:' ;' 1 I


written note from their priest
which declared that they were
ready to keep a holy Lent.
That is where the word
"Shrove" comes from. Shrove is
the past perfect participle of the
Middle English word "Shrive"
which means to write. In other
words, it had been written that
they had said their confession
and had received absolution. With
their shrove note in hand they
could feast with a clear con-
science and begin their 40 days of
Lent.
The Episcopal Church is the
American expression of the
Church of England. Members of
St. James' Church join with
Anglicans around the world in the
celebration of Shrove Tuesday
with a pancake supper. Through
the years, this annual event has
been supported by many friends
in this community:
Supper will be served from
5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in Coldewey
Hall at St James' Church on
Tuesday. February 17th.: Tickets
may be purchased at the door;
$4.00 for adults, children under


CipeFind but, 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.
'Suni.da y School .. .. ......... .. ...... . 9 a.m. CDT
SVorshipService .. ... . . . 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship ................. ... 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .,................ 7 p.m. CDT
KEN BUTTERWORTH, minister


SC: Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .................................... .............1. 0 a.m .
M morning Service ..................................................... 11. 1 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ...:...................... ................... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & W orship .. ................... ........... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
t 'ld ;n HURCH
AC'" (YI{U,, Sixteenth Street,
-1-508 (Sixteenth Strteet. 227-1756 e I
"Sunday Worship... .....10 a.m. 0
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. / C


*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil C,


S\ first .Baptist Churc h
S, '102o HIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen, Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minist6r of Music & Youth
I1 ^ | SundaySchool ... .. ... .. 9:45 am
Worship Service ......... ........ 11:00 am
Disciple Training ........ .... 6:00 pm
Even ng Worship ................7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .' ..7:00 pn
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

-------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word----------

;, FAIT H 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.
fiEvening-Service . . 6:00 p.m.
: Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
S Hom& of rAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution and IMonument
S,-. fort St.Joe

FIRST UNITED 'METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ........... 9:45 a.m.
rnMringWrsp .... ... 11:00 a.m.

.;(8P'g6 2 724
Rev. Jsset'Evans
I PASTOR


Methodist Youth
: Fellwsliip. . 6:00 p.m.
Evening W"orship .... .... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
S Robert .E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


i^ra 4BaptiXt
BUT THOSE'WO MOPE IN Th LORD WILL
S, ENEW THEIR STRENGTH: THE WILL 50AR ON
Wi .. LIKE EAQLE5. I5AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lobrd'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 -,8tudy: 227-2583
,Church,: 227-11I80p http://www.ho"mtown.com/grace


12 eat free. Maximum cost for
parents with minor children is
$12.00.
The menu includes pancakes,
sausage, syrup, jams and jellies,
with coffee or tea, children may


have milk.
Winter vacationers are
encouraged to join the happy fel-
lowship. The, church's address is
the corner of Garrison and 22nd
Street,


Craig Pippin & Destiny


In Concert This Sunday


Recording artist, Craig Pippin
& Destiny will be in. concert
February 14th at 6:15 p.m. at
Oak Grove, Assembly. of God in
Port St. Joe.
Craig Pippin, a talented
singer/songwritei is well known
throughout the southeastern
United States. He has sung with
several acclaimed groups includ-
ing the Dixie Echoes, the
Bibletones, the Gann Brothers,
and Harmony Creek..
In 1996, Pippin started
Destiny adding his son. Chad, on,
drums and a well-known, 'talent-
ed, keyboard player. Jeff Polston.
Later, Sven Davis on,.bass guitar
and tenor vocals and Scott French
on lead guitar and baritone vocals
became part of the Destiny team.
This group will bless any
crowd in church or concert with


their blend of well-known
favorites and original songs writ-
ten by Craig and Jeff. Already
those attending concerts where
they have ministered have bean
blessed by the musical and vocal
abilities of Destiny.

,. 1999 is sure to be a year of
Destiny. This group will share
their tremendous ,talents with
audiences while leading them to
God through stirring testimonies.
Any crowd will be moved as Craig
shares the inessage of how the
Lord has worked in their ministry
as well as their personal situa-
tions.

For more information about
Craig Pippin & Destny, or to book
the group for your concert or ser-
vice, please call Craig Pippin at
(..850) 872-8191.


1 I.l Corinthians 13:4, we
find, "'ove is patient and kind,
love is not jealous or boastful."
4 This Sunday is Valentine's
Day. It is a time for lovers. Love
is a relationship between peo-
Oliver F. Taylor ple. This particular day involves
Visitation Minister, First relationships between girls and
United Alethodist Church boys of all ages.
In outr world today, we need responsible
Christian relationships. The Christian home has been.
threatened by immorality and brokenness. Many
"romance novels" imply that the greatest romances are
outside moral structure.
As Christians., we know this is not the greatest-
love. The greatest love comes from God, and is evi-
denced in every Christian home. The, church needs to
tell the world of the power of God's love. Valentine's
Day is the day to express His love.

ayutofh .

', :'' "A Po;, of Victory"

T C 4 iCk of0 ^e J QJa2 e
'2420 Long Avenue *"'o+ St. '3oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School .... ......... ...... 10 a.m. G i,'e unL o tle Lord tle gqlo.ry
Sunday Morning Worship ...............11 a.m. due f-his io ne, ,,o.slhip lthe
Sunday Evening Worship ........ ....... 6 p.m. Lor.d in tle bLeauty of Ih l,-ess.
Wednesday Evening Service .......... 7 p.m. Psalm 29.2


\\ /.. : The friendly place to worship!
First, Baptist Church

U Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
rseri "f Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
w, oy s Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Ail ScsO Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico ,Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Bible Study:
9 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Nursery


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999 PAGE 3B

SayfZ I Sa It I *74 Stfar!


MEDITATIONS OF A
v(ounxtru reartIr


By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Do you doubt
God's
Promises?
Wosoever believes, is s
I Born of God."

od' MAN I was talking to about being Christian,
s d, "God would not have me. I have been too much of
a sinner for God to even want me." I told that man,
"Great! You are the,kind of person Jesus came into the
world to save, ,e said in Matthew 18:11 and Luke
19:10 he had come to save sinners. And God tells us in
His Word, we are all sinners."
"Yes," said the man, "But I'm a bigger sinner than
most. I could never do enough if I tried the rest of my
life to wipe all that off the books."
"You are right about that," I told him. "Jesus has
already done what it takes to wipe all our sins off the
books, mine and yours. What we have to do, is believe
Jesus is the Son of God, and accept Him as our Saviour.
Yotii see, God tells us in Ephesians Chapter 2, verses 8
and 9, that we are not saved by doing "good", but we are
saved through the Grace of God. when we believe the
Truth about His Son, Jesus. Salvation is a Gift from
God, and the way we accept that Gift is by "Believing."'
"Well, that sounds mighty easy,"' said my new
friend. "But what if I still don't live right? Whatif after
I become a Christian, I still do the same old sins?"
"When you tell God you know you are a sinner, and
ask Jesus to forgive you and accept you into His care,
you will be changed," I told him. "You will be born
again as a child of God. Then you will have a new
nature. You will really want to do things that please
your Heavenly Father."
After we become a Christian, we want very much to
live in such a way that God will be pleased. But Satan
will try to get us to do wrong, and sometimes he may
succeed. In First John 2:1 God tells His children, He
wants them never to sin. And that is exactly what His
children want, too. But God knows the ways of Satan,
and He tells us, if we do happen to let Satan trick us
into sin, Jesus Christ the Righteous takes care of that
for us. God does not want His children to be
discouraged when they discover Satan has deceived
them. He knows if we are trying to live for Him, or not.



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
-314 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456-;-
S.. 'A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD m,.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.mr. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Praxer Meeting, Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed i .the n.ian that trusteth in Him."
Please a ccept this invitation to join us in worship..God lHei y,'it
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
-- For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor.
Sunday School. ... . . . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ... . .1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. . .. 6:30 p.nm.
Wednesday ...... ....... . . 7:00p.m.
'We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



first United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship

Services ............ 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND


Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424


Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY


ST. JAMES' *


800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:'30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday 'School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heaven


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


hurch Offers Annual Pancake Supper


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sid Senior Center

Former Residents Return. "Open House"


To Host Gospel Weekend


Elizabeth Youngblood McCor-
mick of Panama City and Gary
Youngblood of Atlanta are return-
ing to their former hometown of
Port St. Joe this weekend to host
a gospel sing in honor of their
mother, Luverne Lowery
Youngblood. This event, the
Panhandle Memorial Gospel Sing,
will be held on Friday, February
12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe.
Scheduled to appear are Craig
Pippin & Destiny, Tammy Kirk-
land, Glory Bound, Elizabeth &
The Gospel Heirs, Alvin Miller,
Edward Youngblood, Benton
Hamm, Rev. T C.' Earnest, Greg
Wood, and many others.
Ticket donations for this
event are $5.00 in advance and
$7.00 at the door.
The next day, a talent contest


You're Invited!
The community is invited to
worship with the New Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal
Church family on .the second
Sunday, February l4th. The
Young, People's Division will be
conducting the morning services
with various segments on the his-
tory of the AME church, and other
features relating to :Black History
Month.
The featured speaker will be
Bonita Williams of New Bethel
Baptist Church. The pastor and
congregation would'be honored to
have you worship with them on
that day. Join them looking for a
blessing, '


Valentine Banquet

at Christian Center
New Life Christian :Center will
be hosting its annual Valentine
Banquet on February 13 at the
Senior 'Citizens Site.! Social hour
will begin at 7:00. Tickets will be
sold at the .door for $10,.00 per
person 18 years and older. Dress
is formal or semi-formal; The
guest speaker will be Pastor
James and Margie Kelly of Free:
Spirit of Panama City.


Ash Wednesday

Service on 17th
n1th1
eTcomiimunity :is invited -'o
attend a touching service in
observance of the Lenten season.
Special choral music will be sung
by the choir. Services will be held.
at the First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach, located
at 111-A 22nd Street in Mexico
Beach. For more information,
please call 648-8820.


Business Summit

at New Covenant
Bishop Napoleon and Pastor
Phyllis Pittman will host a busi-
ness summit for employers/
employees on Saturday, February
27, at : 10:0.0 a.m. at ,New
Covenant Church, located at 252
Avenue E. There will be a $10.00
registration fee; lunch will be pro-
vided.


Revival Services
You're invited to participate in
three miracle nights of revival at
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church,
located at Robbins Avenu'ein Port
St. Joe. Special services will be,
held pn February 17, 18. and'19.
beginning at 7:30 p.m. Apostle
Timothy D. Monigan of the
Tabernacle of Praise Apostolic
Church of Richmond, California.
will be the featured-speaker.


and an arts and crafts show will
be held at .the Centennial
Building, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
For information on these events,
please call 850-773-2358. Local
vendors are welcome to set up
their merchandise at this event.
This sing will be the third
annual tribute to Luverne
Youngblood. The first event was
hosted by Allen and Betty Pitts at
the Abe Springs Baptist Church
in Blountstown. The second event
was a neighborhood sing-a-long
at the Youngblood residence on
Tenth Street. This year, the event
has' gotten larger with plans to
continue anIually.
On the plans for an annual
event, Gary said, "Well, the annu-
al Bonifay All Night Sing had to
start from scratch!"
'Gary and Elizabeth got their
beginnings is gospel music from
their parents. Their mother's fam-
ily had a long line of gospel musi-
cians, including "The Lowerys" of
Black, Alabama. Their father,
Edward, has sung gospel music
for over 30.years and also was; a
member of "The Happy Rhythm
Boy Quartet."
SOther members of this group
were 'George Padgett, Benton
Hamm', "and Rev. T. C. Earnest.
Warida' Odum provided piano
accompaniment. The Happy
Rhythim Boys group was in exis-
tence during the 1960's and trav-
eled extensively in the Florida
Panhandle, Georgia, and
Alabama. At this event, the
remaining members of The Happy
Rhythm; Boys will reunite on
stage.
Elizabeth began her work life
at Campbell's Pharmacy and
Smith's Pharmacy during .her
high school years. ..She was
crowned Homecoming Queen in
1966. and after graduation, she
continued her studies at Jones
College in Jacksonville, graduat-
ing.in 1969.
She has two sons, Kevin and
Kyle Nichols. Kevin graduated
from the University of Alabama at
Huntstille (UAH) and was drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the
28th round in 1995. Kyle, a junior
at UAH, is also a shining baseball
star, being named Baseball All-
American in 1998. Their remain-
ing grandmother, Easter Nichols,
resides here in Port St. Joe.
--Elizabeth sang with--The
Youngblodds for Imany years
before branching-out to begin her
own group-The Gospel Heirs. As
of this date; she has released two,
national recordings. Last- sum-
mer, ,she signed a recording con-
tract with Big Time Music Group
of Hendersonville. Tennessee.
:.Her first project on Foundation
Label is due out this month. She
'was invited to perform at the
1998, National Quartet Conven-
tion in Louisville, Kentucky. Her
goal is: to continue 'to., spread
gospel music and work for the
lord.

Gary graduated from Port St.
Joe High School in 1.970. He
began his working career at
Florida First National Bank as", a,
DTC student under the direction
of Gro0ver Holland. After gradua-
.tion,-Gar~ worked at St. Joe Paper
Company for 18 months before
C, the lengthy union strike of 1972.
,Gary then moved to Atlanta, and'
landed a job at Fulton National
Bank.

He ,took various courses in
management and banking and
. today he is a vice president of
ATM/Debit Card Services at
,Nations Bank/Bank of America..
.Gary ,', runs the "Network
Settlement unit and has 56 staff
,-members. He is very thankful to


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ing him and giving him the "bank-
ing bug."

He tries to return to Port St.
Joe each fall during football sea-
son to renew his loyalty to the
Sharks.

Elizabeth and Gary would like
to thank everyone who has helped
In the event, especially Charlane
Morris from WGWD Radio, -who
loves gospel music; Big Time
Music Group, of Hendersonville,
Tennessee; Christy- Woodruff
public relations for The Gospel
leirs; Mayor Johnny Linton, City
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER S, 1998
REGULAR MEETING .;
The Gulf County Board of, County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox' and
Commissioners Nathan Peters Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham,, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Admirdstrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe,Wibberg,
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Emergency Management/911
Coordinator- Marshall Nelson, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln, Mosquito
Control Department Secretary Sandy
Hobbs, Assistant Road Stiperintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford Veterans' Service Officer..'S H.I P.
Administrator Bo Williams, Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent, and
Deputy Sheriff John Garner
The meeting was called to order at
6:01 p.m., E.S.T "
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Commilsioner
Traylor motioned to approve the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda
(with corrections to the minutes and the
Law Enforcement Agreement with the City
of Wewahltchkal Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously, as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes
-November 20, 1998 Special Meetung
-November 24, l998,r -Regular Meeting
2.. Agreement I.. I
-Law Enforcement (City of Wewahitch-
ka)
3. Contract Modification (#2)
-Local Mitigation Strategy
4. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney Gordon Shuler
(Causey #98-30-CF $424.40 to be
paid from Account #61021-31000)
-Payment to William A; dohnson III
(Cannon #97-215-CF $588.40 to be.
paid from Account n61021-310001'
ALiF'PLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA.
1' Grant Application
-Sheriffs Department ($3,876.00)
2. Invoice
-Attorney Timbthy McFarland (Novem-
ber, 1998 $1,965.00 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100)
-First Choice Reporters ,(November,
1998 Sl 791 00 to be paid from var-
ious Court Reporter line items)
Preble-Rlsh inc. Mapping Project
i' l61l82 S350 00 to be paid from
Account #2 7015-u00000)
"3. S.H.I.P. ', '
-Purchas.e Assistance James Bafeman
(S 1.615 001
RECEIVE BIDS #9899-08/HYDRO-
SEEDER-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids ([9899-08) for a Hydro-,.
seeder for the Solid Waste Deparutment. the
following bid was received and tabled for
review and recommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford. Klusmeier. Inc.
$5,702.00'.,
RECEIVE BIDS #9899-09/PICK-UP
TRUCK ROAD DEPARTMENT-Pursuant
to advertisement to, receive -ealed bids
(#9899-09) for. a one-half ton pick-up truck
for the Road Departmient, the following bids
were received and tabled for review and rec--
ommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler: Bell Chevrolet $19,85860;
Champion Chevrolet $18,487.00. ,
VARIANCE REQUEST. COSTIN/
DASC'O 'MARINE- Leonard Costin
appeared before the Board to request a
variance on a portion of the property in. his
proposed subdivision at the Airport. which
would allow Dennis Weaver IDasco Marnel
to obtain his building permits and begin
construction. He stated that Mr. Weaver
cannot obtain funding'for the project until
he has obtained the building permits, and
the County cannot obtain the tiunding' for
paving or Cessna Drive until Mr. Weaver
begins construction. After discu.slon by
Chief AdminisLtratr Butler, Commiss.ioner
Yeager motion ,to grant the variance to
allow Mr. Weaver to obtain permits for con-
struction. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
LITIGATION EDWARD. EARL
WILLIAMS-Attorney McFarland reported
that the case regarding proposed litigation
by Edward Earl Williams had been referred
to a law firm in Tallahassee by the C6unty s
insurance carrier.
LEASE RATES INDUSTRIAL PARK/
TAX INCENTIVES-Chief Administrator
Butler requested that the Board set a lease
rate for the industrial park site, stating that
$4,000.00 per month would cover the costs
which the County incurs for the paynient,
insurance and taxes. Commissioner Yeager
motioned to set the rate at $4,000.00 per
month, and Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. After discussion regarding
long-term vs. short-term leases ard costs
to the County, the motion passed unani-
mously.
OFFICE SPACE STATE ATTOR-
NEY-Chief Administrator Butler reported
on a request from the State Attorney for
more space in the Courthouse, stating that
the Veterans' Service Office can be relocat-
ed to the old' Board office (next to the
Clerk's Office) if it is renovated to allow for
privacy. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
renovate the old Board office and relocate
the Veterans' Service Office there, to allow
the State Attorney to utilize that room
upstairs.
AWARD BID #9899-07/CONCRETE


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Board of Directors will be
holding an open house on
February 28 from 2:00 through
4:00 p.m, ET, at the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens, and Community
Center. The public is cordially
invited to see what this great com-
munity has helped them to build.
The staff and board of direc-
tors will be on hand to greet visi-
tors, and show off the fine facility.
Refreshments will be served. They
look forward to seeing everyone.


Michigan Day!
Attention all those were born,
raised, or lived in Michigan, as
well as their friends, a celebration
,is being held especially for you!
Michigan Day will be held .on
Friday, February 26, .at 12;00
p.m., CT, at the Civic Center
SBuilding, located on North 31st


EROSION CONTROL BLOCK GASKIN
PARK-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the County Engineers have reviewed
the bids received for the precast concrete
interlocking erosion control block for the
Gaskin Park retaining wall, and recom-
mended awarding the. bid to. American
Excelsior Company, in the amount of
$6,874.56. Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
this recommendation. ,
FIRE TRUCK, HIGHLAND VIEW
FIRE DEPARTMENT-Chief Administrator
Butler reported 'that the City of Port St. Joe
agreed to sell their 198" Ford Fire Truck to
the Highland View Fire Department for
$40,000.00, and the, fire 'department has
requested that the Board approve this pur-
chase and adseruse for financing on their
behalf for 5 years (they can afford to pay
$11,000.00'per year). Commissioner Yeager
motioned to .approve the purchase, and
advertise for financing, contingent on
approval by Chairman Knot Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. '',: ',
PLAT APPROVAL, TREASURE
ISLAND SUBDIVISION-Chief Administra-
tor Butler reported that Garlick Associates'
permit application for- Treasure Island
Subdivision will .expire on February. 25,
1999. and they have requested a 180-day
extension from the Board After discussion,
Commissioner Peters m,.uoned to deny the
request for extension CommissionerYeager
seconded the mouon. and it passed unani-
mously.
DOG POUND/ST. JOSEPH BAY'
HUMANE SOCIETY/LEASE-Chief Admin-
istrator Butler reported that he and
Chairman Knox had checked the property
behind the Courthouse for a location for a
,new animal control facility, and recom-
mend that It be placed behind the Mosquito
Control' Department After discussion that
. a. lift. station ; imay bg., necessary,
Commissioner Y'eager motioned to approve
-: the locauon behind the M.osquito Control
Department (contingent on a lift station not
:being needed), and to lease the property to
the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society for
$1.00 per year. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion and, after further discus-
sion, it passed unanimously.
GRANT CESSNA DRIVE/ENGI-
NEERING-Chief' Administrator Butler
reported that the .Cessna Drive project
must begin by March, 1999, and Dasco
Marine .'ill bear, their consalrucuor, project
by April,' 1999 After discussion about
obtaining an Affidavit of Intent from Dasco
.Marine ;{Attorney to draft), Commissioner
Yeager motioned to begin the engineering
for the road paving; contingent upon the.
Affidavit being signed by. Dennis Weaver.
Commissioner' Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. ,
WATER LINE. HONEYVILLE/INDUS-
TRIAL PARK-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the City of Wewahitchka has
requested that the Board allow them to add
customers to the Industrial Park water line
(along Highway 71 through 'Honeyville).
After discussion, Chairman Knox requested
.,that Chief Administrator Butler meet with
Wewahitchka City Manager Don Minchew
to workup a proposal, and he will schedule
a workshop to discuss this issue.
'AWARD BID ,#9899-08/HYDRO-
SEEDER SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-
,Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
Smousvote, the Board awarded bid #9899-
08 for the Hydro-seeder for the Solid'Waste
Department to Klusmeler, Inc., in the
amount of $5,702.00 (to be paid from grant
funds). .. :
SAULS 'CREEK ROAD/PARK-
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby Knee
reported that the road beds have been built
up and one pipe has been replaced on the
Sauls Creek Road (the second pipe will be
replaced on December 9th). He also report-
ed that the Sauls'Creek Park needs to be
cleaned.
CHRISTMAS PARTY MOSQUITO
CONTROL/ROAD DEPARTMENTS-Upon
i inquiry by Assistant Road Superintendent
Bobby Knee, the Board agreed for the
Mosquito Control and Road Departments to.
h'aVe their Christmas parties bon December
23rd, stating that expenses for the
Mosquito Control Department party will be
paid' from the special projects funds of
'Districts 3,'4 and ,5, and expenses for the
Road Department party will be paid from
the special projects funds of Districts 1 and
2. Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Stanley;, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to allow
these employees to use leave time or leave
without pay to take off the remainder of the
day (December 23rd) after the parties.
GRANT SHERIFF'S DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved a
grant application for the Sheriffs
Department (Florida Department of
Transportation $3,876.00). -
APPOINTMENTS A.R.P.C./TRANS-
PORTATION DISADVANTAGED COUN-
CIL-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
re-appoint Kesley Colbert and Charles
Tharpe to serve as Gulf County's represen-
tatives on the Apalachee Regional Planning
SCouncil.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
Kesley Colbert and Vice-Chairman Peters to
serve on the A.R.P.C. Transportation
Disadvantaged Council.
BLOOD DRIVE RED CROSS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for the American
Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the Gulf
County Courthouse in February, 1999.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX-
Chairman Knox reported that the Tourist


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7 DAYS A WEEK, 5:30 A.M. TILL 827-8055


,Development Tax will take effect on
January 1, 1999,. and Don Breeman
(Florida Department of Revenuel will be in
Gulf County on December 29,. 1998 at
10:00 a.m., E.T. to discuss the program. He
also requested that letters be sent to the
Tourist Development Council, notifying
them of the meeting. ..I.
TAX INCENTIVES/ECONOMIC DE-
VELOPMENT COUNCIL-Commissioner
Traylor discussed the need for the County
to offer tax incentives for businesses (new
or expanding), ,to bring industry to Gulf
County. After discussion about a special
election, the Board requested that Chief
Administrator Butler check on 'the costs,
etc. involved with a special election.
Upon inquiry by Chamber. of
Commerce Director Diane Scholz, the.
Board discussed that $20,000.00 was bud-
geted for the Economic Development
Council, and funds may be requested from
the Board as needed. Mrs. Scholz also dis-
cussed the unemplirr ment situauon In Gulf
County.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ECO-
NOMIC DEVELOPMENT-Commissioner
Peters reported on a letter he' had received
from the Chamber' of Commerce regarding
possible new industry coming to Gulf
County, 'and discussed the Chairman
calling a workshop on this matter. '
SAULS CREEK PARK. CLEAN-UP-
Upon discussion that the Sauls Creek Park
is located in District -V. Commissioner
Peters reported that he will send his work
crew to clean the park.
HAZARD MITIGATION "BUY-OUT"
PROJECTS-Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Stanley, Emergency Management
Coordinator Nelson reported that F.E.M.A.
and the Florida Division of Emergency
Management will be here on December 11,
1998 to write the D.S.R.'s for the "buy-out"
projects. Commissioner Stanley discussed
the health hazards,:which are, occurring
yfrom mte vac ant property fi e..a hosp locat-
ed onQ Canon Drive). ,,
OUTSIDE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL
PARK-Upon discussion by Commissioner
Stanley, the Board agreed to place a street
light at the Industrial Park site (corner of
Highway 71 & C.R; 381).
AMERICAN RED CROSS-Commis-
sioner Stanley requested that each
Commissioner donate money to the
American Red Cross from their Special
Projects Funds.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIS-
TRICT 7-Chairman Knox reported that
there will be a fish fry at the Centennial
Building on December 9, 1998 for newly-
elected Representative Beverly Kilmer.
The meeting recessed at 7:13 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:33 p.m.,
E.S.T.
BID #9899-09/PICKUP TRUCK -.
ROAD DEPARTMENT-Chief Administra-
tor Butler .reported that lie had reviewed
the bids received, and believes that the
state contract price for this truck would be
$1,000.00-$2,000.00 cheaper than the bids
received. .Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
award bid #9899-09 to the low bidder
(Champion Chevrolet-$18,487.00), unless
the State Contract price is cheaper and
meets all specifications.
SEWER SYSTEM' BAY COUNTY
LINE-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters regarding previous discussions with
the City of Port St. Joe about installing
sewer lilies from the City limits to 'the Bay
County line, Chairman Knox requested that
.Chief Administrator Butler work with the
City to schedule another meeting regarding
this issue. Chairman Knox also discussed
problems the City has been experiencing
with -the closure of Florida Coast Paper
Company (Wastewater Treatment Plant loss
of:income, etc.).
FLORIDA COAST PAPER COMPA-
NY/SOIL TESTS-Marion Hough appeared
before the Board to discuss that the paper
company buried., drums of toxic chemicals
many years ago, and requested that the
Board have the Federal government take
soil samples on the property to ascertain
the damage. Ms. Hough further discussed
the future of Florida Cqast Paper Company,
and requested that the Board, obtain' a
report on what effect it will have 'on the
.County if the Paper Company does not pay
their property taxes. ,
VARIANCE REQUEST SETBACK-
John Cullen, of Gulf Aviation, appeared
before the Board to request a 5 1/2-foot
setbackvariance to renovate the building at
Gulf Aviation (this setback variance will
allow for the renovated portion to "match-
up" with the existing building). After dis-
cussion, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
approve this request, based on approval by
the.Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C.).
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no. Upon
inquiry by Mr. Cullen, Commissioner Peters
stated that he is not opposed to the project,
but the County has procedures in place
which should be followed for this type of
request.
DREDGING APALACHICOLA RIV-
ER-Wayne Childers appeared before the
Board to discuss that the Army Corps of
Engineers has been dredging in the

Apalachicola River without a permit since
1996, and presented a proposed resolution
for the Board's approval. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the following res-
olution, and Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion. It passed 3 to 2, with
Chairman Knox and Commissioner Peters
voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 98-29
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is under the belief
that the Apalachicola River system has
been designated as a "wild river"; and
WHEREAS, the Apalachicola River is
presently being used not only for recre-
ational and other local public purposes, but


also is being used to transport various
materials including hazardous wastes; and
WHEREAS. the Northuest Florida
Water Management District and the State of
Florida has and is continuing to acquire
vast tracts of land along the river In part
funded with. taxpayer dollars, from Gulf
County toprovide a watershed to provide
for recharge of the aquifer and to insure
that clean -unpolluted water flows, in the
Apalachicola River. and
WHEREAS the Apalachicola River
si ,tem and its eco)-tsytem are a 'Ital part of
Gulf Co:.unt\s ecology and environment
and, that any disruption o0- deleterious
action thereto threatens the financial and
ph.'iical well being of the citlzenry' of Gulf
County and its neighboring Countiesas;
well as the people of the State of Florida as
a whole; and .
WHEREAS. it is the understanding of
the Gull fCounty Board o' County
Commissioner.s that the Li.S Army Corps of
Engineers v'hJch is responsible for main-
tanirng the Apalachico:la River open for
commercial traffic. had agreed in a series .o
tj-ansacuons itth the Gulf Count' Board of
County Commissioners and the State. of
Florida not to undertake acuons on the
river which might be hiaardous to the
ecosystem s health without first informing
the State and Local Officials of tius action:
and
WHEREAS. the Board is unaware of
an\ such action being liken: and
WHEREAS it ha- been reliably docou-
mented that the Li.5 Army Corps of
Engineers is engaged in acuvely continuing
to pursue a policy of placing enormous
amounts of dredge fill in what amounts to
open' water disposal sites which are
returned into the river system releasing
vast amounts of silt and sand in a manner.
that would not occur naturally and thereby
threatening the plant and animal life of the
riverine ecosystem. and r'- '.*
WHEREAS it has been reportedd ihat
this acunty ,has blocked oil" and filled in
%aril:,us tributanes and meanders of the
Apalachicola River as well as placing
released dredge material in the swamps via
high water flows smothering vegetation and
otherwise disrupting the riverine ecosystem
and reducing the ability of the citizens of
Gulf County, the State of Florida and oth-
ers to utilize previously open waterways
and reducing wildlife habitat and
WHEREAS, it is obvious that closing
off the tributaries, meanders and other
open waterways which make up the riverinq
system increases the flow of water in tlhe
main channel and drains, the land more
rapidly than in its natural state and that
this defeats the purpose of the northwest t
Florida Water Management District's pur-
chase of the land, which is in part to pro-
vide an area for recharge of the aquifer; and
-.WHEREAS, it also appears obviousq
that said alteration in the flow of water, iq
Lhe Apalachicola River directly impacts the
Apalachicola Bay system,and thereby rep-
resents. a potential threat to oyster and
seafood production in both .Gulf and
Franklin Counties; arid
WHEREAS, it has 'also been reported
to the Gulf Counity Board of County
Commissioners that spills of hazardous
waste have occurred on the river in .the
recent past.and have failed to be reported
'and consequently there have been no
actions taken to insure- that these do mnot
occur in the future; and
WHEREAS, it has been reported that
the commercial use of the section of the
Apalachicola below Blountstown is infre-
quent and on the basis of cost per ton:per
mile, 40 to 50 times the national average
for maintenance dredging, one of the most
expensive in the nation and one'which does
not appear to' be Justified by the return;
'and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers' five-year permit to conduct vari-
ous operations in the Apalachicola River
ecosystem 4and which expired in 1996 is
still under review by agencies of the State of
Florida
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that
the Gulf County Boardl of County
Commissioners is totally and unalterably
opposed to any threat from the activities of
any agency to the well being of' this
County's citizenry and environment;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in
furtherance of this resolve, that it hereby
petitions its Federal and State legislative
representatives and the Cabinet of the
State of Florida to withhold the issuance of
the above said permit to the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and take investigatory
action to determine whether the .activities
of the Corps of Engineers and the riverine
commercial traffic are having deleterious
effects on the health of the said ecosystem
and to hold a public hearing in which such
Information is presented;.,and y
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that .the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners requests the said officials
and agencies to have all said deleteripus
activities stayed until the appropriate State
and Federal agencies make such investiga-
tions and all considerations involving any
harmful use of the River and the possible
deleterious activities of the Corps of
Engineers or any other agency or commer-
cial activity have been dealt with and
resolved and a report of such is submitted
to this body; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if, the
data so indicate (and there is no reason to
believe they do or will not), that the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers be required to
ameliorate the damage already done to the
riverine ecosystem and return the river as
closely as possible to its natural state in
compliance with its designated status as a
"wild river".
THEREFORE, BE IT FINALLY
RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be
sent to State Representative Beverly Kilmer
and State Senator Pat Thomnas and the
Governor and Cabinet, as well as to U.S.
Senators Robert Graham and Connie Mack


MINUTES OF THE


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999 PAGE 5B


Plant an Herb Garden for Good Taste


Planting an herb garden is
one of the best ways to enjoy
year-round gardening in Florida.
Herbs are easy to grow, they
require very little care, and they
don't take up much room.
Even if you don't have a large
back yard, you can grow herbs
successfully. A small garden bed,
a window box, or even a few clay
pots can give you a plentiful sup-
ply of aromatic herbs throughout
the year.
Herbs are rapid growers, and
they have a wide variety of uses in
the home. They can be used fresh
or dried. And, when dried, they'll
keep for a long time. In this article
I'll explain some of the basics of
herb culture, and then we'll go
into some detail about a few of the
herbs that are most popular with
Florida gardeners.



and U.S. Representative Allen Boyd, seek-
Ing'their aid In this matter, as well as to the
surrounding Florida CounUes who border
on said river or may be affected by any of'
the' above and that they be further'
beseeched to join Gulf County in seeking
solutions to this gave problem. ,
SIGNED this- 8th day of December,
1998. (End)
I Marilyn Blackwell stated that Mr.
Childers covered her topic, but she feels
that the Board can make a difference if they
will continue the fight.
Marion Hough discussed the possibil-
ity of contacting the bass fishermen associ-
atiofis (who contributed to renovation of the
White City boat ramp), to seek their assis-
tance in this matter.
LIABILITY INSURANCE-Upon
inquiry by Peggy Jo Miller regarding her
claim for stepping:into the water meter hole
At her house. Attorney McFarland stated
that' "the County's insurance company
agreed to pay Mrs. Miller's medical bills
Qrnly (no reimbursement for loss of work).
The Board requested that the medical bills,
be submitted to the Clerk's Office to be sent
ini for reimbursement.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE. SER-
VICE/MEDICAL DIRECTOR-David
Bidwell appeared before the Board to pre-
sent a proposal' from the Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service volunteers to provide
A.L.S. ambulance service in the
Wewvahltchka area (the proposal included a
24-hour per day paramedic on duty, an
E.M.T. on duty 8 hours per day/6 days per
week excluding Sundays for
$201,797.60/total budget). Mr. Bidwell
reported that Dr. Barnes would serve as
Medical Director. Houston Whitfield would
serve as part-time Ambulance Director. and
Ann Nunnery would serve as President. and
Gulf County E.M.S. would continue to do
the'billing for the Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service. After discussion about their need
for a monitor (funds not included in this
year's budget), the Board agreed for them to
purchase the monitor and they will amend
the budget at the end of the year.
Commissioner Stanley then motioned to,
approve this proposal. effective January 1,..
1999, and Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion. The motion passed 4 to.1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no believeses
theire- should be only -one Ambulance
Director for the entire. County. Upon
mbuon by Commisloner 'Yeaer. second by
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to apply to the State
to change the Ceruficate of Need for
'Wewahitchka Ambulance Service from
B.L S to A.L.S (Chairman Knox to sign the
application). Upon motion by Commission-
er, Traylor, second by Commissioner
Stanley, and unanimous vote, 'the Board
approved a new A.L.S. Medical Director
A*tract with Dr. Barnes (Dr. Barnes and
Drf Curry will cover for each other).
Chairman Knox directed Attorney
McFarland to draw up the contractwith Dr.
Barnes. using the same format as the con-
tract with Dr. Curry.
There being no further business and,
upon mouon by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley. and unani-
mous vote. the meeung did then adjourn at
8:58 p.m., E.S.T
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 12. 1999
S REGULAR MEETING
-, The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy :Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters Jr., Billy E.
Traylor, and Warren J., Yeager, Jr.
absent>.
2 Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.'
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, : Emergency
Management/911. Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin; Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy, Hobbs,, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Veterans'
Service Offlcer/S.H.I.P Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent. i,
'The meeting was called to order at
S 7:05 p.m., E.S.T. .. ;
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
; CEREMONY COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONER. DISTRICT IV-Clerk Lister, per-
formed a swearing-in ceremony for newly
re-elected Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
Special presentations were made by Byron
Peters, Albert McNair, and Herbert Beard.
The meeting recessed at 7:12 p.m.,
E.S.T.
E The meeting reconvened at 7:14 p.m.,
E.S.TJ "
TELEVISION STATION CHANNEL
44-Chairman Knox reported that Stuart
Shoaf will be operating a television station
(Channel 44), and he is here for a trial run
as he will be televising the City and County
Cofmnission meetings in the future.
'' CHAIRMAN MEETING-Chairman
Knox reported that he is not well, and has
requested that Vice Chairman Peters act as
* Chairman for tonight's meeting. He then
passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Peters.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda


(excluding #5 of the Supplemental regard-
ing the Industrial Park lease), as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes
-December 8, 1998 Regular Meeting
2., Agreement
-State and Local Assistance (S.L.A.) -
1999
3. Agreement
-Grant-In-Aid (Article V Trust Fund -
$100,000.00)


Florida Garden


Extension Notes

by

Roy Lee Carter

Gulf County Extension Service


A good garden soil that's free
of weeds and close to a water
supply will .keep your herbs
healthy and growing rapidly. If
you have the space, plant herbs in
a narrow strip preferably at the
border of your vegetable garden.
This will keep your herbs within


4. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney J Gordon Shuler
(Bond #98-123-MM N 98-348-MM,
# *.98412-MM. n98413-MM. #98-151-
MM. #98-173-CF 5906.59 ",fo be paid
from Account #72031-31000)
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(Dodd #98-384-MM $136.77 to be
paid from Account #72031-31000) .
5. Invoice
-Julian Webb & Associates (Final *
Grant #98DB-1Y-02-33-15-L13 to be
paid from Account #21825-31000)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Mapping Project
(#61182 $350.00 to be paid from
Account #27015-00000)
6. S H I P Program '
-Purchase Assistance (Chancey *
S 1.615 001
-Purchase Assistance (Gainous *
$11,615.00)
-Purchase Assistance (Lord *
$11,615.00)
-Purchase Assistance (Prichard *
$11,615.00)
-Purchase Assistance (Thomas *
$11.615.00)
-Rehabilitation Loan (Bedard *
$14,000.00)
-Rehabilitation Loan (Chason .*
$14 000.00)
-Rehabilitation Loan (Hamilton *
S5.00"0 001
.-Rehabilitation Loan (Hand *
S 14.000 00)]
-Rehabilitation Loan (A Hysmith *
8 14000001 ,
-Rehabilitation Loan (B. Hysmith *
S14.000.001
-Rehabilitation Loan (Miller *
SS14.000.001)
-Rehabilitation Loan (Mork *
S 14,00000)
-Rehabilitation Loan (Williams *'
$14,000.00)
-Subordination Agmt. (Standard Federal
Bank/Cobb)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Contract
-Commodity Program Amendment
(045991
,2: Coniracts '
-Wewahitchka Ambulance Employees
3 Court Order
-Payment t0 Faucheux & .Jbnet, "PA.
ILopez .*98-87-CF '* $366.28 to be
paid from Account k61021-31000)
Payment to Timothy J McFarland
(Nobles #97-234-CF* 505.00 to be
paid from Account #61021-31000)
-Payment to Timothy .J. McFarland
(Yarrell #98-143-CF / #98-145-CF
$687.00 to be paid from Account
461021-310001
4. Invoice
-County Attorney' Timothy McFarland
(December, 1998 $1,320.00 to be'
paid from Account #21314-31100)
-First Choice Reporters (December,
1998 $451.25 to be paid'from vari-
ous Court Reporter line items)
-Gulf Pines Medical (Rayburn *
n003568003766 S98.00 I
#003568003940 S25.00 to ibe paid
from Account 21 I 11-31000'1 -
-Preble-Rish. Inc. Gulf County Air
Park i"61193 &990 00 to be paid
from Account #21111-31 100) ,
-Preble-Rish. Inc. Mapping Program
I 61194 S 1.895.00 to be paid from
Account h27015-00000)
XXX5 Lease
Indusial Park iProposed Rates from.
ED C) -EXCLULDED"
6. S.H.I.P.
Purchase Assistance, '- Lewis
(SI 1.615.001
-Subordination Agreement (Citizens
Federal.'Lacilltal:
7. Travel
NACo Conference (Washington, D.C. *
Feb.,26-Mar. 2, 1999)
8. Water System, Connection
-Palm Ridge Subdivision (Harmon)
RECEIVE BIDS .,,9899-10/FIRE
TRUCK: (S.G.C.F.D.)-Pirsuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids (#9899-10)
for a fire truck for the South Gulf County
Fire Department, the following bid was
received and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler: Ten-8 Fire
Equipment, Inc. $139,725.22; .
SURVEYOR SUBDIVISION, PLATS-
Chief Administrator 'Butler discussed legis-
lation passed which- requires' counties to
have a surveyor on staff or on contract to
review subdivision plats, requesting that
the Board attempt to have the legislation
"tweaked" so that the 'surveyor would not
have to be on-staff in small counties. After
discussion, the Board agreed for
Commissioner Yeager to contact Chris
Doolin, of the Small County Coalition,
regarding this matter. .
HIGHLAND VIEW C.D.B.G./ROAD-
WAYS-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the funding was decreased on: the
C.D.B.G. for which the Board applied for
the Highland View drainage and roadway
project, and Gulf County did not receive
any of those, funds. -Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board agreed to, re-submit the
application for this project.
EROSION CONTROL BLOCK -
GASKIN PARK (BID #9899-07)-Upon dis-
cussion about the costs involved on the
Gaskin Park headwall project,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to rescind
the bid, (#9899-07) awarded to American
Excelsior Company for the precast concrete
interlocking erosion control block.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously (4-0).
Commissioner Traylor requested that a let-
ter of appreciation be sent to Mr. Alford for
use of the prison work crews on this pro-
ject.
GRANT EXTENSION CESSNA
DRIVE/ENGINEERING-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler discussed and presented the
Affidavit of Intent for execution by Dennis
Weaver (Dasco Marine). He stated that the
Affidavit will require Mr. Weaver to pay
engineering fees up to $20,000.00 should
he riot construct his business, and the
Affidavit will be nullified once construction
begins. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved the Affidavit.


easy reach.
Obviously, if you scatter them
across a wide garden plot, you'll
have to walk over other plants to
gather them unless you can pro-
vide some garden pathways. Of
course, if you're growing herbs in
window boxes or clay pots, this


Chief Administrator Butler further
reported that construction must begin by
mid-March and. upon his recommendation.
Commissioner Yeager mouoned to request a
60-day extension from Enterprise Florida
on the road paving grant. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the moon, and it passed
unanimously (4-0)
PRELIMINARY PLAT SUNSET BAY
SUBDIVISION-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board approved the preliminary
plat for Sunset Bay Subdivision, as
requested by Chief Administrator Butler.
INDUSTRIAL PARK LEASE-Chief
Administrator Butler presented a proposal
from the Economic Development
Committee for lease rates for the Industrial
Park. Upon discussion about the need to
get jobs into Gulf County, the Board agreed
for Chief Administrator Butler, E.D.C.
Member .Joe 'Danford, and Chamber of
Commerce Director Scholz to tell potential
businesses that the lease prices for the site
are negotiable.
BOARD MEETING/INFORMATION -
INTERNET-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding the possi-
bility of the County setting up an informa-
tional web page on the internet (Board
meetings, Comp Plan information, etc.), the
Board requested that he check into this
matter and bring a recommendation back
to the Board.
GRANT COURTHOUSE A.D.A.
IMPROVEMENTS-Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the S100.00000 legisla-
tive grant received, stating that the tele-
phone system can be reimbursed from
these funds. He requested permission to
also proceed with constructing hindi-
capped-accessible restrooms on the east-
end of the old School Board meeting room
(to be paid from these funds). Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board agreed to proceed with this
project.
ARTICLE V FUNDS-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that $100,000.00
will be received for Article V Costs for 1998-
99 (this amount will be received for four
consecutive years), and an allocation and
spending plan must be approved by Chief
Circuit Judge Pittunan and Chairman Knox
-and submitted by February 8, 1999. He
further stated'that'the',plan must'coincide
with the budget already set for this fiscal
year. Uponr motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
agreed for the Chairman to proceed with
approval of the plan.
FINANCING FIRE TRUCKS
(BEACHES & WHITE CITY FIRE DEPART-
MENTS)-Chief Administrator Butler
reported' that: he had contacted Rural
Development regarding financing for the
fire trucks for Beaches and White City Fire
Departments, stating that the amount is
not enough to go through the bond process,
and; he requested that the Board advertise
for financing for these trucks (approximate-
ly 8230.000 00). Lipon -motion by Commis-
sioner Yeager. second by Commissioner
KnoN. and unanimous (4-01 vote. the Board
approved this request.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT -
HEALTH DEPARTMENTS/ADMINISTRA-
TION BLDG.-Chief Administrator Butler
reported on Rural Development financing
for the property for the new Health
Department and for renovation of the
Weevahltchka Health Department, stating
that if the Board will include financing for
completion of the administration building.
the amount',would be high enough to go
through the bond financing procedure. He
further reported that if they choose not to,
include the administration building, they
would 'need to advertise to receive bids for
financing, for the property and renovation
projects, asi the amount,would not be high
enough to go through the bond process.
Commissioner Yeager mooned to include
all three 131 projects and follow the bond
process through Rural Development, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion. After discussion regarding
.Courthouse office space and records man-
agement, the motion passed unanimously
(4-0).
BID #9899-09/PICKUP! TRUCK -
ROAD DEPARTMENT-Chief Administra-
tor Butler reported that the Road
Department will be purchasing their new
truck through State Contract (instead of
Champion Chevrolet), as the price is
1,067.00 cheaper ($17,420.00).
ENGINEERING PROPOSAL CESSNA
DRIVE GRANT PAVING PROJECT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board' approved the following
proposal from. Preble-Rish, Inc. for engi-
neering services on: the ,Cessna Drive Road
Paving Project: Engineering, $33,500.00;
Construction Administration, 15,000.00;
;Direct Expenses, $ 5,000.00. ,
AWARD BID #9899-03/ICE
MACHINE WHITE CITY FIRE DEPART-
MENT-Upon' motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Knox, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board awarded
bid #9899-03 (600 lb. ice machine) to St.
Joe Service Company, Inc., in the amount
of $2,999.00, as recommended by Chief
Administrator Butler.,
ELECTRICAL PERMITS-Chief
Administrator Butler stated that problems
have been occurring with electrical permits
Being issued for pump service, but being
used for household electrical service. After
discussion regarding the possibility of
going back to the old policy where a septic
tank permit must be issued before an elec-
trical permit is issued, the Board discussed
that Doug Kent, Chief Administrator Butler,
and Building Official Hammond could make
special determinations when they receive
requests for permits for pumps only. The
Board requested that Chairman Knox.
Attorney McFarland, Doug Kent, Chief
Administrator Butler and Building Official
Hammond meet to work out a solution to
this problem.
PERSONNEL PLANNING/BUILDING
DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to hire a
Building Inspector/Assistant Planner for


won't be a problem.
Herbs vary considerably in
their need for sunlight and cool or
warm temperatures. For specific
information, you'll need to check
in an herb culture book, or the
back of seed packages. We'll
describe a few of the most com-
mon and popular herbs for you.
Dill is probably the easiest
and the heartiest herb you can
grow. It's usually planted in late
fall and early winter, because of
its ability to withstand cool tem-
peratures. It may also be planted
'in the spring.
Dill isn't particularly fussy
about its soil. Any soil that's suit-
able for your regular garden veg-
etables is fine for dill. And, anoth-
,er plus-dill is rarely bothered by
insects or diseases. Fresh dill
leaves add excellent flavor to sal-


the Planning/Building Department, with
Chief Administrator Butler. Administrator
,Wells. and Emergency Management
'.Coordinator Nelson to screen and interview
'the applicants
* FLOOD '98/EL NINO WEATHER
EVENTS-Emergency Management 'Direc-
tor Wells reported on a letter received from
the Office of the Governor, stating that they
will provide the 12.5% matching funds (up
to $102,258.00) for the damage done in
Gulf County from Flood '98/El Nifio
Weather Events.
EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER
BOARD GULF COUNTY-Upon request by
Emergency Management Director Wells
that a Commissioner be appointed to the
local Emergency Food & Shelter Board
(whJch meets quarterly) Acung Chairman
Peters appointed Commissioner Stanley to
ser-e on this committee
Y2K COMPLIANCE-Emergency
Management Director Wells requested
input from the Board regarding the Year,
2000 compliance issue for his office.
NUISANCE PROPERTY-Upon
inquiry by Captain Nugerlt regarding the.
Clavon Turner property which was con-
demned. the Board agreed to proceed with
having the site cleared.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD
DRIVE-Administrative Assistant Wibberg
reported ,that the American Red Cross
expressed their appreciation to the Board
for allowing them to hold the blood drive.
stating that over 20. pints were received.
'T.S, ALBERTO "BUY-OUT" PRO-
GRAM-Emergency Management Director,
,,Nelson reported that the D.S.R.'s will be
written on demolluon of the structures pur-
chased through the T.S. Alberto Buy-Out
program. Upon inquty' regarding sale of
these structures. Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that if the struc-
tures are sold, all proceeds must be
returned to F.E.M.A.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM-
Peggy Miller appeared before the Board to
discuss the water in White City, requesting
that the County provide bottled water for
the residents until the problem is solved.
Lipon discussion about air being in the
lines, the Board requested that Health
Department Administrator Kent draw three
(3) samples for tesung
DREDGING APALACHICOLA
RIVER-Marilyn Blackwell appeared before
the Board to discuss damage being done to
the Apalachlcola River by the Army Corps
of Engineers, and requested that the Board
intervene in the, Administrative Hearing
regarding this matter (Corps of Engineers
has applied, to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection for a new permit
for dredging). County Attorney McFarland
discussed what would be involved regard-
ing intervention in this matter.
ECONOMY GULF COUNTY-Marion
Hough appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss a web page for Gulf County, Florida
Coast Paper Company taxes., toxic chemi-
cals burled In the County. and garbage col-
, election with Argus Services./Waste
Management
CIVIL FILING FEES-Commissioner
Knox discussed the possibility of increasing
filing fees on ci.ll cases to help offset the
costs on maintaining the Courthouse. After
further discussion. the Board requested
that Attorney McFarland draft a proposed
ordinance and that the Chairman schedule
a workshop to discuss this matter. '
ECONOMY GULF COUNTY-
Commissioner Knox.reported, on a meeting
he attended with representatives of J E P.
Gull Coast Community College. and Haney
Vo-Tech regarding the citizens of Gulf
County who are unemployed. He stated
that re-training Is available, and he encour-
aged everyone who has been laid-otT to take
advantage of this opportunity
BID #9899-10 -' FIRE TRUCK
(S.G.C.F.D.)-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Yeager, second by Commissioner
Knox and unanimous 14-01 vote. the Board
tabled bid #9899-10 for the fire truck for
South Gull County Fire'Department for
their renew and recommendation.'
HEARING FLOOD INSURANCE
STUDY-Commissioner Yeager reported
that there will be a hearing regarding the
flood insurance study for Gulf County- on
SFebruary 10, 1999 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
ECONOMY GULF COUNTY-
Commissioner Traylor stated that the citi-
zens of Gulf County should be optimistic,
"because our residents work together to help
'each other He also stated that the County
is In good financial shape. Marion Hough
discussed the need for teamwork by every-
one.
DREDGING APALACHICOLA
RIVER-Upon inquiry by Marilyn Blackwell
regarding the Board's intention to intervene
In the hearing regarding dredging in the
Apalachicola River, the Board took no
a,:uon at this time.
,,nWHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM-
Peggy Miller presented a glass with a "film"
left In it from water drawn from .the White
City water system.
I WORKSHOPS SCHOOL BOARD/
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE-Acting Chairman
Peters requested that Chairman Knox
.schedule a redistricting workshop with the
School Board and schedule a sewer system
workshop with the City of Port St. Joe.
TELEPHONE BOOK-Veterans'
.Service Officer Williams discussed prob-
lems with the new GT Com telephone
.books, stating that the Gulf County
Beaches and Overstreet areas were includ-
ed in the Mexico Beach section of the phone
book. After discussion, Commissioner
Traylor stated that the Board should send a
letter to GT Corn regarding this matter.
PERMIT FEE WAIVER-Doug Kent
appeared before the Board to request that
the building permit fee be waived on a
Scout building (42' x 72') which th'e
Rotarians would like to construct in Port
St. Joe. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous (4-0) vote. the Board
Approved this request.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
9:05 p.m., E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK


It's not too late to make an
IRA contribution for 1998. You
have until April 15, 1999 to
make contributions for the 1998
tax year.
Remember there are two
types of IRA's, the traditional
which provides a tax deduction
for your contribution, and the
Roth IRA, which is not tax
deductible, but can provide tax
free withdrawals, later. '
Don't forget that non-work-
ing spouses may also contribute
to an IRA. Consider contributing
to your IRA at the maximum rate
allowed, and making your contri-
bution early 'in the year to enjoy
the full advantage of the tax-
deferred growth.
Many good things must
come' to an end, including tax-
deferred retirement savings'. At
K age 70-1/2 youth generally must


ads and cream sauces. And, as a
ditied herb, dill is well known for
the distinct flavor it gives to pick-
les.
Another popular herb enjoyed
by Florida gardeners is sweet
basil (bay-zil). This herb is an
annual, and it can be replanted in
the same, area year after year.
Basil also is used fresh and dried.
It is widely used as a flavoring for
soups, meats, and fish.

One word of caution don't
over-plant this one. A few basil
plants will usually provide more
leaves and flowers than an entire
family can use in a year.
Sweet marjoram (MAR-jer-
em) also is easy to grow and quite
popular. It adds unique flavor to
salad dressings and soups. The
overwhelming characteristic of,
sweet marjoram Is its fragrance.
When this herb is dried, It is often
used as a sachet to sweeten linen
closets and clothes storage
chests.

Obviously, the list of herbs
which grow very well in Florida is
quite lengthy, and I won't be able
to go into all of them today. Just
'remember a few basic points
about herb gardens and you'll
surely discover the virtues of
other kinds I haven't mentioned.








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begin taking distributions from
your tax-deferred retirement
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traditional IRA, SEP, SAR-SEP,
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Juvenile Justice

Board Meeting
The District II Juvenile
Justice Board will hold its regular
meeting on Thursday. February
11, at 10:00 a.m.. ET, at the
Tallahassee Community College .
Training Center, located at 339
East Jefferson Street (Highway 90
West) in Qumncy.
Anticipated agenda. items
include the election of officers for
the 1999-2001 term review,of the
Governor's proposed FY 1999-
2000 Budget Recommendations
for the' Department of Juvenile
Justice, an update on the status
of the prevention and faith grant
awards, and a report on the sta-
tus of the general revenue grant
application process. Invest in
Children license tag funds,
Juvenile Justice Week, and the
Faith Community Network.
The public Is welcome and
encouraged to attend. Each local
Juvenile Justice County Council
"has a voting member on the
District Board. Membership in the
-local Juvenile Justice Councils is
open. and there are no member-
ship fees.
For more information, contact
your local Juvenile Justic County
Council chairperson pr Chris- B.
Cantv. District Board ai-d 'buncil
Coordinator at (904) 487-4951.



Tutoring Workshop
The Literacy Volunteers of
Bay County will be presenting an
ABE Tutor Training Workshop for
February/March. Orientation will
be held on Monday, February 15,
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Classes
will take place on Mondays and
Thursday "on February 22; and
25 and March, 1, 4, 8, and 11,
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

All 14 hours of training are
required, plus some homework, to
become a tutor. After certification,
you will be expected to work with
a student for at least two hours
each week' for' one year; Tutor
training is free of charge. '

All sessions will be held in the
Bay County Public Library meet-
ing room. Space is limited.. Call
872--7500, ext: 26,.. to register; or
you may inquire in person at the
Bay'County Public Library.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999


4- :5 %is '~


IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
ROBERT L. HOBBS.
Husband/petitioner,
and
MARGARET J. HOBBS.
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 99-
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARGARETJ. HOBBS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN. ESQ.. petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 185. Wewahitchka,
/ Florida 32465, on or before the 11th day of March.
1999, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 9 day of February. 1999.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court-
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc. February 11, 18, 25, and March 4, 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 99-4
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
LELA MAE GARRETT,
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
LELA MAE GARRETT. deceased. File Number 99-4,
Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,


Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. Probate Division. 1000
5th Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the Co-Personal Representatives and
their attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to
file WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1)
All claims against the estate and (2) any objection
by an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will. the qualifi-
cations of the Co-Personal Representatives, venue
or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILLBE FOREVER
BARRED.
DATE of the firit publicauon of this
Notice of Administration. 2.. 4,'r-9
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON. P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St..Joe. Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR CO-PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVES
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ S. DURANT GARRETT
103 Kent Road
Lakeland. FL 33809
CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
/s/ EDITH G. HOURIET
3745 Aladdin Terrace .
Jacksonville, FL 32223
CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, February 4 and February 11. 19999
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 99-5
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
URMEDE B. HOYLE,
deceased.


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION


I


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet,
TUesday, February 16, 1999, at 9:00 a.m., E.S.T., in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss
and possibly act upon the following:

1) Approve Minutes January 19, 1999 ,., ,


THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
URMEDE B. HOYLE, deceased. File Number 99-5,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. Probate Division, 1000
Cecil G. Costii, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. The name and address of the Personal
Representative and her attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons are required to
file WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1)
All claims against the estate and (2) any objection
by an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration- 2V/4/299-
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-8211
Fax: (850) 229-1619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ SARAH KERR
9124 Auger Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. February 4 and February 11, 1999
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that puruiu l to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the underign' id irten-l
to register with the Diiion 01of Corporaion.
Department of State, the Ilctuou, trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and In
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Tri-State Termite and
Pest Control I,
MAILING ADDRESS 221 Creekviea ,Diye,
Wewahitchka, Flonda 32-165.
OWNER (S): Jesus A. Muina.
ltp, February 11, 1999.


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Specializing in Beach Sales and
4 Investment Prooerties


CAPE SAN BLAS INDIANPASS
MEXICO BEACH'
ST. JOE BEACH PORT ST, JOE


International Paper


GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE,
7136 CR 30. Lovely 2 bedroom
2.5 bath home. Pool side. New metal
roof and' exterior paint in 1996.
Home in excellent condition and has
a great view of the Gulf. Price
$169,900


Auburndale, Florida





CLASS AA


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GULF-FRONT LOT. Beautiful
ilarg#Wl.s38 ac.) lot surrounded by
numerous new and prestigious
beach homes. Has potential for sin-
gle or multiple dwellings. 100' on
the Gulf and approximately 600'
deep. Has trees and dunes and is
located on a lovely part of the
beach. FEMA flood insurance avail-
able. Priced at $275,000.


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GULF FRONT.' Beautiful, spa-
cious, 3BR/2.5BA gulf front home.
You will be impressed with the fact
that: all rooms open both to the Gulf
and the deck. The kitchen has abun-
dant storage area and plenty of'
room. Also has double enclosed
garage Priced at $399,000


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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC


International Paper Company, a Fortune 100 company has

openings for- GClass AA Maintenance Mechanics..,:
'" Qutlified apicanrts nust possess a one year stable work -


history good mechanical and electrical skills Allen Bradley

PLC experience a Plus. Preemployment health assessment

and drug screen required. Relocation required.
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GULF FRONT, 190
Cozumel Drive, Cape San
Bias.: 4 bedrooms. 2 baths,
underneath parking for 4+ cars,
family rm fireplace, balcony
overlooking gulf, screen porch,
widows walk. cen. heat & air. Like
new, beautiful sunsets and beach
$325,000.


CLASS AAA


Gulf View Home, Porpoise
Playground. Located near Gulf
Pines Lovely, almost new, gulf view
home. Has 2BR/23A. Being sold FUR'
NISHED and has deeded access to the
gulf. Great opportunity for an investor
because of the rental potential. FEMA
flood insurance available.Priced. at
$165,000. .


503 22nd St., PSJ
sa Don't rm;ss out on this spa-
cious, very well maintained
home. Great location for
kids. Just across from PSJ
Elementary and within
walking distance from the middle and high schools Features 3BR/2BA, car-
port. corner lot. Reduced to 594,500, seller is motivated.

Port St. Joe, 310 16th St.
Attractive 3BR/2BA home.
Completely remodeled interior. .-
Garage/work area great for the
handyman. "Must see".. Price
$79,900.


LAGOON FRONT, 1553
Indian Pass Rd., "Indian
Pass. This beautiful home is
loaded with extras overlooking
Indian Lagoon, 2BR/2.5BA, 4+
car parking. 8'x20' pontoon boat
and separate 2BR/2BA 14'x70'
mobile home included in sale.
MUST SEEI $198,000.


Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

a (850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
RELc' ,Fax (850) 227-3221


visit our website at: www.capesanblas.com/tomtodd
or e-mail us at TTRI@digitalexp.com
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker


A" 7uLESn~e~iNO SERiNIE
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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC


International Paper Company, a Fortune 100 company has

openings for Class AAA Maintenance Mechanics. ,,

Requirements include: AA degree or equivalent education

in electronics and/or electrical systems, minimum 5 years

experience iA a service/maintenance position, mmimum" 3:

years experience maintaining, troubleshooting and repair-

ing electrical and electronic components and systems, and

ability to interpret wiring diagrams, schematics, blueprints,

and ladder logic computer code. Preemployment health,,.

assessment and drug .screen required. Relocation requited.




Applications will be taken Monday -


Friday at Florida Jobs & Benefits Center,


114 E. 9th Street, Panama City, FL


32401-2918, phone (850) 872-4340.


Tom Todd
Really, INC.


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2) Final Plat Approval South
Beach Subdivision

3) Final Plat Approval Treasure
Island Subdivision

41 Small Scale Map .Amendment -
Roger D. Williams (Parcel
#0731.-1 OOR)

The public is encouraged to attend
and be heard on these matters.
Information prior to the meeting can
be obtained from the Planning/
Building Department/Chief Adminis-
Irator's Office, (850) 229-61 1 1 .
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The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Feb. 11 1999


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


1989 Mustang GT, black, clean, very
sharp. For more information call 227-
1156, ask for Tamara or 229-2719 after
6 p.m. 2tc 2/11
1994 Geo Prizm, 4 door, at, a/c, 63,000
miles, excellent cond. Call 229-6961.
2tp 2/4
Dump trucks for farm use. Call 648-
5229. 4tc 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
$5,500. Call 648-5234. 2tp 2/4





35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. S81,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with' captain's char, pedestal,
helm ,& water sink, $450. 24' pontoon
trailer, $600. 647-3452. tfc 1/7
14 'ft. laundau jon boat, 2 hp Yamaha
motor and trailer, .$1,000. Exercise
bike, $100: Everest & Jennings power
3-wheel scooter with 2 batteries, 8 yrs.
old, but runs fine, $500. Call 647-3286.
ltp 2/11





For rent In Gulfaire Subd. Almost new 3-
bedroom, 2 bath home. 1600 sq. ft.
washer/dryer, jacuzzi; $1,000 per
month plus utilities. Available 2/15/99.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, 648-
5777. tfc 2/11


2 bedroom partly furnished trailer in ,
Highland View. 227-1260. 2tc 2/1i1
2 bedroom upstairs'apartment, 625isq ,
ft., 5.17 1/2 4th St. Stove, refrigerator,
a/c. Will improve for stable, long-term
tenant. $240. month with water paid.
Call 227-3579. tfc 2/11
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 2/11
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry faciliues. energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information; NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 2/4
Very nice two bedroom, 1 bath apart-
ment, in Port St. Joe. $390 month plus
$25.0 deposit. Please no pets. For more
information, call 229-6527. tfic 2/4
House in Wewahitchka, 2 bdrm.. 1 ba.,
$500 a month Including utilities. Call
639-4543. 4tc /21
2 bedroom house, nice vard, ch&a, 456
Madison St.. $420 month. $420 securi-'
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 2/4
2 bedroom unfurnisged trailer, 106 N.
32hd St., Mexico Beach $300'+, deposit.
648-4003. 2tc 2/4

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $1801
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
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BEACH STORAGE
Day: 227-7200,
night: 647-3882
Ask about our special
St. Joe Beach


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
212 Third St., PSI, FL
229-2727


MINI STORAGE
S Of. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL !

229-6200

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

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Commercial building, 1750 sq. ft., 107
Second St., Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
tfc 2/4
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 2/4
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information., tfc 2/4
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 bdrm. 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 2/4
Mobile'hoine lot for rent at Mexico0
Beach. Call 648-8201. utc 2/4
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


Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfe 2/4




Gulf view

Mini Storage
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

850-29-6310
Ifc 2/4


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 Ito wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
( 'Voice/iT'y Access
S(352) 472-3952
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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
A- Voice/TTY Access .
(352) 472-3952 i
tfc 2/4


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
S* On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
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Garage Sale, Saturday, Feb. 13. Girls'
bedroom set (maple), entertainment
center, clothes, lots of misc. 1007
Marvin Ave. 8-12 noon.













Roofers and Roofer Helpers wanted to
work in Gulf and Franklin counties.
Competitive wages. For more Informa-
tion, call DUGGAR ROOFING, 229-
7058. 2tc 2/11


Position Title: Gulf Collaborative
Partnership Coordinator (part time -
4 hours). The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applications for Gulf
Collaborative Partnership Coordinator.
Persons having applications on file In
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and job descrip-:
tions may be picked up at the District
Office and completed applications
should be sent to Ms. Deborah Crosby,
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Salary approximately $15.75
per hour. Application deadline is
February 22, 1999, 12:00 noon,
E.S.T. The Gulf County School Board Is
an equal opportunity employer. 2t 2/11
Position Title: Teacher Aide (Inschool
Suspension). The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applications for,
Teacher Aide (Inschool Suspension).
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and job descrip-
tions may be picked up at the District
Office and completed applications
should be sent to Mr. Chris Earlevy.
Principal, Port St. Joe High School. 100
Shark Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Salary will by approved salary schedule.
Application deadline is February 19,
1999, 12:00 noon, E.S.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2t 2/11


Project Representative-to serve as the
on-site supervisor and college represen-
tative for a college construction project
In Port St. Joe. Qualifications include
high school diploma or equivalent, thor-
ough knowledge of mechanical, electri-
cal. plumbing, engineering and life safe-
ty systems. Six 'years of experience in
commercial construction supervision
and/or construction/building adminis-
tration. Deadline to apply Is, February
19, 1999. Applications may be picked
up at:
Gulf Coast Community College, Human
Resources, Administration Annex Room
104, 5230 West U. S. Hwy. 98, Panama
City, FL 32401. GCCC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Itc 2/11
Cooks needed for a.m. and p.m. shifts.
Please apply in person, Sunrise fori- Bay
St. Joseph, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe.
; EOE. 2tc 2/4 -


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
tic 712


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


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
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,/" Residential
1fo2 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control *Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
'FAMILY OWNED
ar PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


Wanted Waitress 3 nights a week.
Apply in person at Wonder Bar, St. Jo
Beach. Itp 2/11
Licensed real estate professional famil-
iar with rental programs, sales, and
office management. Call 227-1774.
tfc 2/11
The Life Management Center of N.W.FL,
Inc., is accepting applications for Adult
Targeted Case Manage for the Gulf
County Program. Qualifications: bache-
lor's degree from an accredited universi-
ty, with major course work in the areas
of psychology, social work, health, edu-
cation, or a related human services
field. Salary: $17,342.00 with benefits.
Deadline February 15, 1999. The Life
Management of Northwest Florida, Inc.
is an equal opportunity employer.
l Itc 2/1.1

Butler's Restaurant & Lounge Is now
accepting applications for wvait staff.,
Must be 18 years or older to apply.
Please no phone calls. Apply after 4
p.m. 2tc 2/4
The Gulf County Sheriffs office is
presently accepting applications for full'
and part time correctional officers.
Applicants must be US citizens and at
least 19 years of age. Applications may,
be obtained from the receptionist at the
Sheriffs Office. 2tc 2/4
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 2/4
Immediate employment opportunity
available in Tallahassee. Long term-full
time position for Tallahassee metal roof-
ing contractor & sheet metal fabrication'
shop. Looking for Experienced Shop '
Foreman and Metal Roofing,
Installers. Must have knowledge of
sheet metal construction. Must be able
to pass a drug test and have a valid
Florida driver's license. Call "Wenco" at
1-800-226-1168 and ask for Sandi.
8tc 1/28
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in' south Gulf County preferred. Call,
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 2/4


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631
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BART'S I
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
* Household Repairs'
* Painting, Interior/Extenor Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE EIMATES
S.850) 229-1051.
v': 7/2


The Dunes Beach Restaurant, opening
Spring of 1999. Providing seafood,
steaks, pasta, chicken and a host of
specialties in a friendly environment
with great service and excellent food all
on the beach of beautiful Cape San
Bias.
I am NOW accepting applications for
the following positions: Cooks, salad
prep, dishwashers, waiter / waitress,
bartender. Please forward resume to:
The Dunes Beach Restaurant, 3625
Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Attn: Ken Whittaker.
ltp 2/11


OFFICE MANAGER
for busy physician office in W V .ahachka FL.
Strong organizational skills a must.
Responsibilities include marketing and community
relations, planning and budgeting, daily cash
deposits, supervise small office staff, approve all
purchase requests, prepare reports, and work
closely with lead physician. Two to five years
experience preferred. Send all resumes to Human
Resources Dept., P. 0. Box 12309, Tallahassee, FL
32317 or fax to 850-385-7245.


Medical Call Center seeks
operators for all shifts to staff
our new Gulf County Center
opening soon. Starting salary
$8.00; $9.25 per hr. in 3
mos.; will train persons with
successful employment history
in either customer service,
clerical, secretarial or
telephone.
Call 1-800-454-0068
for an appt.


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.
Dishwasher, cook, and a hostess/
cashier. Apply in person at Toucan's
Restaurant, Mexico Beach. Ask for
Bill or John. No phone calls please.
2tc 2/4
Bayside Lumber' now taking applica-
tions for driver CDL required. Come in
or calla, 229-8232.


MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR LPN
for busy physician office in Wewahitchka, FL.
Experience preferred. Send all resumes to Human
Resources Dept., P. 0. Box 12309, Tallahassee, FL
32317 or fax to 850-385-7245.
2tc 2/4




Antique pump organ witLh side lamp
holder. Made by Bridgeport Organ Co.,
Bridgeport, CT. Approx. 75-80 years
old. Working condition, S 1,000 "obo.
229-6773. Itp
Two trailers, need some work, $800
each. 647-3317. ltc 2/11
Used restaurant equipment for sale.
Combo walk-in coolers & freezers, ice
makers, ice; merchandisers, ice cream
.freezers, fryers. grills, s/s tables, pizza
make-up refrig. Refrig base work tops
much more. 850-785-1568 or 769-
'8643. tc2/11


J $9.00 $11.05 J
Weekly guarantee of 36 hours
Benefits include 8 paid holidays, insurance, medical, vision, 0
dental, drug card, paid vacation, life insurance and more.
Relocation Program (for a limited time) includes provision
B for gas, food, expenses and someone to help you find a place
to live.
1-850-647-3712 after 5:00 p.m.
S Ask for Michael Crocker S


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

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


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


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PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \




S5x10 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
S: RA0043378 'ER 0007623





ROY'S
For the iHandyman 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


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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-o219 or
899-0218 tc 7/2


to tent et
el Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190


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.J


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
,580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 g7/16 Fax 648-8752



Mlize Plumbing, Glass & Suppl, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RF0051042, 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 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED
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TRADES and SERVICES


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W RATES: i
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<1
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP .


Must sell, 1985 mobile home, 3 bd., 1
1/2 bath. Call'anytime. 639-3517.
FACTORY CANCELLATIONS. Buy Arch-
Steel buildings NOW and save $$$$.
Many buildings at factory undeliverable
due to the snow storms. FINANCING
AVAILABLE. Call immediately. 1-800-
341-7007. 2tp 2/11
Baby bed with matching table, $85. Call
229-8355. ltc 2/11
19 cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator/
freezer, good condition, $125. Can be
seen at 211 Selma St., St. Joe Beach.
647-5315. 2tc 2/11
Two antique cast iron tubs, includes
feet, perfect condition. Call Ken at 647-
5770, $250 each. 2tp 2/4
Mary Kay products going out of busi-
ness sale, 50% off. Call 227-3315.
Cypress planks and slabs for sale. Call
229-9282. 2tc 2/4


FURNITURE:
Recliners Love Seats Sofas -
Tables Office Chairs Rattan
Pieces Handmade Dining Table -
Chairs and Stools.
Johnnie's Trim Shop
31014th St., Port St. Joe
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AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 2/4

FIREWOOD, $10 truckload, you
cut, you haul! $65 we cut, we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 2/4
Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radlo/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
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1998 16x80 Buccaneer mobile home for
sale, 3 bedroom/2 bath with Glamour
package. Mirrors, cherry wood enter-
tainment center, glamour bath, dish-
washer, emerald green carpet. Zone III
home which meets Gulf Co.'s require-
ment. In new condition with great sav-,
ings off the 'nev.' price. No equity take
over payments. Must be moved. For
more info. call 639-5996. 2tc 2/4
Lease/purchase 12x65' mobile home on
rental lot. Call 229-8959. 4tp 1/28
Mobile home, 12'x70', ready to move,
$3,500 obo. Call 648-5229. 4tc 1/28
12x65' mobile home, cheap, needs
repair, $500. 647-5106. tfc 2/4
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WANTED'7


For pennies more, get latest technology
for active ingredient delivery in liquid
wormers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN (229-2727) about HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. (www.happ'jack-
inc.com) 6tc 2/4


For Sale by Owner: 1990 28x52 dou-
blewide home in excellent condition. 3
bdrm., 2 full bath, living room with fp,
kit., dining room, laundry 'rm., new cov-
ered porch with carpet, attached cdarF,
port, new storage shed, new 4-ton a/c
heating unit. Back deck, large lot.
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! 850-648.
9995. 3tc 2/4
2 bedroom, 2 bath house in Mexico
Beach. 770',from. Gulf, 12 ft. exposed
beam ceilings, hardwood floors, 2
porches, carport, quiet neighborhood.
Call after 3 p.m., 648-4788. 3tc 2/4


Mostly furnished 3BR/2B h9me, Ig.:
screened back porch, 12x24 storage
shed, cen. a/h, new carpet, like new'
furniture/appliances By appt. only..:
229-2576., tfce 2/4
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 porch. fenced yard,
large storage building, carport. 227-
2192. 4tp 1/28


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 2/4


Must see,. unique beach cottage, wrap
around deck attached laundry building,
brick fireplace w/gas logs, central air,
S3rd building set up for workshop, city
water 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 2/11
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on approx. 15(0'x 163
lot. Convenient to downtown,. school.
churches and baseball field,
Wewahitchka. $23,500. Parker Realty of'
Mexico Beach, Inc. 648-5777. tfc 2/4
2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry;
room unfurnished. with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3


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.'w/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 2/4.


Land for Sale: 1.13 acres at Stone Mill
Creek. septic tank. power pole and well.
Sl 1.000. Call 639-3371. 4tp 2/4


TRADESandSER IE


WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tc 1/7
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.
tfc 12/3
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75,.150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St .Joe Beach. asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 2/4
One acre of land 'in Wewahitchka,
$11,000 obo. Call 639-3410. tfc 2/4
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 2/4





Two child-proof gates to fit In doorway..
Please call 229-8765. Itp
Wanted to buy: Individual looking for
house or lots at St. Joe Beach. If you
have either lots or a house, please
respond with photos or information oh
property to: Beach Property. P. O. Box
1789. Panama City. FL 32401.
3tp 2/11


Want to buy Mason or Kerr canning
Jars. Pint, quart or 1/2 gallon. Call 827- ..
2491. 2tc 2/4


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Collector paying cash for military items
Word War II and older period. Anything
Civil War, uniforms, photos, letters-
equipment, swords. Dick Unterberger.
P. 0. Box 13052, Mexico Beach. FL
32410. 850-648-8440. 4tc 2/4




NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board of'
Adjustment will hold a public hearing In the.
Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday.
February 16, 1999, to determine whether the City
will authorize a deviation to the Zoning Ordinance
for a variance of approximately twelve feet on the
ahsirr, moti proper line of L Lo 6 31l the purpos- Io A3ll:-wlinr ihe lan.I ,5-.Ter hi, build a
garage All .v:cordlng to a iite pl.n on file in ihe
cf'ice of the CiLV Clerk
Is Pauline Pen.J ni
Ciit Clerk
2tc. February4and iji 19C9
NOTICE
THE BOARD) OF CIP, COMMI-SSION ivILL HOLD A
hO lSHOP-lP IF.CTING ON
HICEN Thursday rebru ary I ith
TIN 5 .)FM
\H IERE Commissic.n Chamber
SLBJECT Police DepiDrnmeni
I.AI peron-: are imntid loamiend this meeung Ar.v
per.On lho. deci.l1e toappeal ary decision made by
the Coriir".ion with r.ipe. Io 3any mailer ccnsid-
ered 1at aid meeulng %ill need a record of ithe pr.-
Ceedmgs and for such purpo semay need to ensure
ihit a 'erbaumr record oA the prc edmiga rrimade
ahich -recrd includes the e tIminn and evidence
upon sri uchi the -pped] 6 in be based The Board of
CIr Cornrrati-ion of the Ci of PF.:rt St J.-e Fl.:nda
111i riot pron de a \erbaum record ot 'thi meeung I
IN ACCORDANCE WTH THE AMERICANS WIT'H
DISABILITIES ACT per ons nredinE special
.:crulmm- :,e 0- Lo p-rucipate in ithi proceeding-
r, ~.ldj c.:.rnLal Faiu n. Fver.,da[ i r'- Cir, Clerk Citt
of Port St Jo at CitN Hall Tilepr.:.ne No
9'4. 229-.261


THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Johnny, D Lunron
Ma vor-C'oinm ..:.-rner


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
ic. #ER0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


Catherine L. Collier
Ai Indepen det, Sales
*Lr'*/ 11 Repiesentotive
211 Allen Memorial Way
1A .Port St. Joe
AV0n (850) 229-6460


Chris' Appliance

Repair Service


In Home-
Service

477 Ponderosa Dr. PSJ
Owner: Chris Acree
Office: 227-1402



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


S5a -5a Setw 9. '7v e 4 Se w!/

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


MOVING
& DELIVERY
SERVICE
e -,23 We also load
Ser',n,, g i',e area ..,h o"er
25 earf dependable e,,e rented trucks!

Residential *Custom Wood
Commercial *industrial
A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EINs593115646 (850) 647-4047


BOB'S PAINT 8
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 IHEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
t0 2/4 Licensed and insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
(> ir,,..Reg. Stated Communicatlon
),C,.:,, I 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
S2Lath, 8-00 p.m.. Masonic Hall.'
214 Reid Ave. William F. Watson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.


^asAtbn' (1eafna
Reasonable Rates & References
Available
Call 647-9634

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to. floor. Free Estimates
S rhs oea'. s most experienced rehnrrihe,'s
I 827-6828 ask for Dusty




Gary's Appliance Repair,
MPhonmOwner .1
850-229-8139 Gary McCroan



SMALL ENGINE

PARTSp BLADES,

ENGINES, REPAIRS
at Barfield's Lawn& 8
Garden, 212 Third St.
229-2727
New & used mowers &


equipment.


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850-827-2431
850-229-8757

Clint's q'Hor

"Small Jobs Our Speci'i
Carpentry, 'Painting,
'Remodeling
25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates d, 2/'


STEVE OUTBOARD
MARINE
229-BOAT


Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It Pays'

ST. JOE TREE AND
STUMP REMOVAL
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue *
Port St. Joe" ,
850-647-3405
Charles Tipton n
i2/4 ,. .... ,"

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
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-5424


HOURLY WORK
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT


4JU rort RAe alt .


St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
MEXICO BEACH 16 Fourth St. Gulf View, Great inWvermenii Over 2400 sq., F 4 bed-
room residence upstairs and a 2BD apartment downstairs Only $169,000.
GULFAIRE 102 Sea Pine. Modern home ready for beach living! 4 bedroom/2BA, lots of
windows and decks. Clereilory windows and [;replace in ihe living room $137,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 6329 Alabama Ave. Well kept doublewide 3 bedroom/2BA onr, 150'x 150'
lot Fruit trees, high and dry Two outside sheds Two blocks hrm beach Mus. see' $72,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 229 Selma 2 bedroom/2BA mobile home Ivery good cond ) on7?5'x162'
fenced lot: Large kitchen has pantry and laundry room. Family neighborhood. $49,900.
OVERSTREET Palmetto St. This 2.59 acre lot has grassy lawn and is ready to build on Has
deep well. 200 amp power pole, and septic tank, and large storage building. $39,600.


SALES ASSOCIATES
Carhy Kchenrs
M.chael Horr,
Judy Watford
Margaret Presswood


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judyw@fla-beach.com
margaretp~lo-beach.com


RENTAL AGENT
Calhy Kilchens St. Joe Beach
Vickie Davis Cape San Bias
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Prudential
v 7 j Resort Realty of
W St. George Island

St. Joseph Bay Office Barr
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St.Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-2


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

ier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes DR., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107


A "SWEETHEART" OF A HOME
Gulf Front, Cape Plantation, 108 E. Sand Dollar Way. Beautifully decorated
3BR/2BA waterfront home with fireplace; great room; bidet, double vanity and
whirlpool in.master bath; raised ceilings. Built on a 1 + acre lot with a very private,
wide beach. $395,000. MLS#3191
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and 6 are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America IEqual Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


Connie's Cover-All
of Apalachicola .
Quality Upholstering
125 Avenue L & 10th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-3202
Specializing in: Chairs, Sofas, Kitchen Chairs, Dining Charis, Footstools,
Ottomans, Barstools, headboards, Bedspreads, Dust Ruffles.
Also Window Treatments
Please call TODAY so we may get busy with your project!


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

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


2026 Marvin Avenue
^' J n Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

B Phone(850)

? -25sears e.xpwen 229=68r59
tfc 12/3


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STEAM CLEANING


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(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 0
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Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St
850.648-5146 850.227.25


1.800.458.7478


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or 888.458.7470


NEW LISTING:
-St. Joe Beach, 342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA
comfortable approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots.
Bath on each of 3 levels. Stairs on side and out for safety. Lots
of decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main living levels. Lots of
room on ground floor for game room, office, bedrooms, or
could be used as large apartment. Ground floor used to be
antique shop, office and storage, ch/a, stove. Lots of possi-


abilities. Must see. $165,000.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


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