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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 25, 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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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Chamber Dinner Planned
When? Where? Who?-Page 3A
Free Legal Clinic Saturday
Place & Time on Page 3A
Law Enforcement Activities
County and City on Page 7A
Tiger Sharks In Sweet 16
Photos, Details on Page 12A
See All the Sharks & Gator
Sports Action ...
Pages 10OA-12A
D.A.R.E. Essay Winners
Recognized See Page 1 B
S.Girl Scout Cookies Are On
the Way!
Delicious Details on Page 2B
School News Page 4B
Florida Power Makes
Donation Story on Page 9A
S.W.A.T. Summit Page 6A


Wewa Decides

to "Kick Butts"
During last week's
Wewahitchka City Commission
meeting, the board decided to
"kick butts" out of City Hall as
they established a clean air policy
and passed a resolution for "no
smoking" in the city building.
Big B Contractors, Inc. has
completed the re-roofing of City
Hall and new drainage gutters
have been Installed. Big B was
awarded the contract after sub-
mitting the low bid of S8,295.00.
Commissioners also agreed to
contact the Florida League of
--ethres to seek their assistance- in
contacting a firm to help analyze
the city's Y2K compatibility.
Commissioners are aware of some
minor problems and wish to take
care of them promptly.


Darlene Smith (center), GCI personnel, reviews the application' process with Marilyn Bizek
(left) and Becky Johnson (right) after Thursday's town hall meeting at Port St. Joe High School's
Commons Area.


Assistant Corrections GCI entrance sign pictured above signifies a welcome mat for
Secretary Bill Thurber new jobs in Gulf County.


It's Now Official


S... GCI Will:Add


Mill Owners, Union Talk

About Restructuring

With Ultimate Goal of Restarting
International union representatives and local union mem-
bers met Monday (February 22) and began discussing the pos-
sibility of re-opening the Florida Coast Paper Company mill.
'Harold D. Wright, chairman of Florida Coast Paper
Company, was reported in The Star's February llth edition
stating that discussions involving Florida Coast Paper
Company are taking place with the mill's mortgage holders.
the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County, and international repre-
sentatives of the three unions that represent the mill's hourly
employees.
Those international representatives shared some of the
concessions. discussed both by the union and company, that
were being proposed to union members, as well as the restruc-
turing plan, and the role they would play in that process for it
to become a reality.
Wednesday. at The Star's press time, the union's executive
committee and International representatives were meeting
with company officials and their lawyers to further discuss the
restructuring process.
JohnReeves, P.A.C.E. president, said Tuesday evening
that at this point and time no hourly pay reductions have been
discussed as part of the process, but rather changes in the
way the mill and workers operate.



Emergency Hearing On

Injunction Is Cancelled

FCPC Asks That Insurance Portion Be
Heard In Federal Court, Causing Delay
An emergency hearing, ance premiums in full until such
scheduled for last Friday, time the mill resumes operations.
February 19, concerning a tempo- At that time, the employees would
rary injunction on the health be responsible for repaying their
insurance, portion of a class -portion of the insurance premi-
action suit filed by Florida Coast ums.


Paper Company workers against
the company was cancelled by
iCircuit Judge Glenn Hess,
According., to the workers'
'..attorney, Pat Floyd. Florida Coast
'Paper Company filed a' notice-for
removal to' federal court 'on
Thursday, February 18th which
will result in a delay of the
process.
Floyd said he thinks the
notice for removal is incorrect,
and that he is currently research-
ing for a motion to remand the
case back to state court.
According to Floyd, the case
revolves around an agreement
signed by the workers and offered
by Florida Coast Paper Company
to pay the workers' health insur-


Floyd said a judgement on the
validity of that agreement could
.be made in any court.
Florida Coast Paper Company
terminated insurance for laid off
-workers as of February 14th after
announcing their intentions on
February 2nd.
The class action suit also
addressed failure to pay earned
vacation and holiday pay to laid
off employees.
Both of those items remain on
course. The holiday pay issue is
scheduled to be heard on March
4th in Gulf County Court. Florida
Coast Paper Company had 20
days from the date of filing to
respond to the vacation pay suit
before a hearing will be set.


Gulf Correctional Institution
will add 250 to 270 employees
over the next several months as
they phase in the new 1,200 bed
annex, Bill Thurber, Assistant
-Secretary of Corrections, said fol-
lowing last Thursday's town hall
meeting held at the Port St. Joe
High School Commons Area.
Thurber said the target date
for opening, phase one of the
annex is May Ist. Approximately
600 Inmates will initially be
housed at the facility, requiring
150 corrections personnel to
operate the unit.
Thirty-four of those personnel
were hired as trainees two weeks
ago by Gulf Correctional
Institution Superintendent Henry
Alford as they attended classes a't
'Gulf Coast Community Colleges'
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
, Joe. Many of those class members
are laid off mill workers and are


scheduled to graduate in May.
Approximately 120 of the
workers hired for phase one will
be corrections officers and the
remaining employees are to be
hired for administrative and office
positions.
Jerry Keel, Personnel
Manager at Gulf Correctional
Institution. said Tuesday that 37,
corrections officer have been,
hired to trainee positions as of
Tuesday. and six more are expect-
ed to start as of March 5th.
Two Town Hall
Meetings Planned,
Two town hall meetings are
being organized by the:
Department of Corrections on
March 4 and March 1 1 I in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka. The March
4 meeting is scheduled for -7:00
p.m., ET. at the Gulf/Franklin
Center In Port St. Joe and on


Still Awaiting Word

On Medical Facility
1' According to .Gulf County pany's president and Intenrvews
Chamber of Commerce Executive with those applicants' should be
Director Diane Scholz, Gulf scheduled within the next two to
tCounty should. get the final word three week period. At that point,
within a few weeks' as to whether the company will make a final
a medical telephone service corn- determination on whether to
pany will locate in the Gulf locate in Gulf County.
County Industrial Park, just Gulf County's Economic
south of Wewabitchka. Development Committee and
The firm is planning to Chamber of Commerce have been
employ 70 workers initially, but actively involved in working with
expects that figure to grow to the firm as they evaluate the area.
somewhere around 200 employ- Starting salaries for the jobs
ees in time. will be $8.50 per hour, with an
They have advertised for increase to $9.25 per hour within
applicants to apply for the posi- three months.


tons for the past few weeks in an
'effort to determine if the area has
a 'favorable employee base to sup-
port the company's needs.
Scholz said 118 applications
have been forwarded to the com-


It's not too late to make appli-
cations to the company-call 1-
800-454-0068 or the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce at 227-
1227 or 227-2151, for further
information.


March 11 at 7:00 p.m., CT, in,
%Wewahitchka at : the old
courthouse. :. -
Corrections department rep-
resentatives will be on hand at the
meetings to answer questions and
help process information for peo-,
ple interested in corrections train-
ing.
Gulf Coast t Community
College has also announced two
corrections classes scheduled to
begin in March. On March 15.
classes will begin at the
Guls/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe, and on March 31 classes will
start in Wewahitchka at the Gulf
.Correctional Institution training
facility. Both classes are sched-
uled to graduate on July 26th,
with a total of 72 student slots'


open.
Keel said people interested in
enrolling for the classes should
contact Gulf Coast Community
College. Unemployed persons
should also contact the Job
Training Partnership Alliance
(JTPA) office to see if they qualify
for assistance benefits, he added.
Major Impact
Assistant Secretary Thurber-
pointed out that, when in full
operation, the budget for the new
1,200 bed annex would be slight-
ly under S14 million dollars
annually. It will probably be sev-
eral months before phase two of
the annex Is staffed.
State Representative Bev

,(See WILL ADD on Page 6A)


C.O.PS. Seems To Be

Favoring Grant Application


Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay
Leffert said Tuesday that the
Office of Community Policing
Services (C.O.P.S.) in Washington,
D.C. seemed to be taking a favor-
able look, at the city's C.O.P.S.
grant application.
Leffert is asking for :ifle
department to fund 12 police
positions for a period of three
years and waive the 250/ match-
ing funds requirement on behalff
of the city. ,
This comes on the 'heels .of a
public' hearing concerning the
future of the Port St. Joe Police
Department 'because of funding
shortfalls created by the econom-


ic conditions in the community.
Leffert said while the depart-
.ient gave no assurances, they
did say they felt the requestwould
be viewed favorably. He said final
word on the city's application
should be received within two to
three weeks.
If all 12 positions are
approved as requested, the grant
will amount to $450.000 annual-
ly, plus the waiver for match
request.
Leffert said both Senator Bob
Graham anid Congressman Allen
Boyd have been extremely helpful
and supportive to the grant
process.


y l A. vet.e *:'eUpadT'e




Commission Studies Referendum


Will Try Once More for Permission to Offer Tax Incentives


Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Cora Sue Robinson out-
lined for Gulf County commis-
sioners and Port St. Joe city com-
missioners the steps necessary to
hold a special county-wide elec-
tion for voters to reconsider ad
valorem tax incentives as a tool to
entice prospective business loca-
tions and new jobs to the county,
during the board's regular meet-
ing Tuesday evening.
County voters opposed the
referendum-2,007 to 1,828-in
the November general election
and commissioners have second
guessed themselves since that
vote for not properly presenting
the issue as the number one tool


in luring jobs into Gulf County.
Robinson told commissioners
the special election would proba-
bly cost somewhere in the neigh-
borhood of $10,000. A minimum
legal notice of 30 days is also
required before a special election
can be held.
County Attorney Tim
McFarland pointed out to the
board that Florida Statutes
require a 12 month waiting period
before the issue can be brought
back to the voters, if the referen-
dum failed during the previous
election.
Commission chairman Tom-
my Knox asked the' board attor-


ney to research the issue and see
if there was any way the matter
could be brought back before vot-
ers quicker. If not, the earliest a
special election could be called is
November 1999.
The board unanimously sup-
ported a motion to prepare a res-
olution for the special election as
proposed by Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Commissioners also dis-
cussed sharing the cost of the
special election with the cities of
Wewahitclika and Port St. Joe.
Gulf County's Economic
Development Committee has
stressed the point that .Gulf


County has to have temporary tax
relief as an option when they deal
with prospective businesses and
industries in order to compete
with other communities vying for
those same firms.
Commissioners will probably
set a date for the special election
after their attorney gives them a
final report on the time restric-
tions.
The City of Port St. Joe can go
ahead with plans to put the ques-
tion on the ballot concerning local
city tax Incentives; and is consid-
ering doing that during its regular
(See REFERENDUM on Page 3A)


250-270 Jobs In Next Several Months


As Result of Phasing In New 1,200 Bed Annex to-Prison














Q1 ?J 1


The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1999


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Fireworks?

IT SEEMS AS IF EVERYBODY IS getting into this economy
mode around here. Of course, that's what it's going to take if we
are to come through this situation in which we now find ourselves.
If we're going to end up with any resemblance of things as they
were before the economic crisis hit us, it stands to reason that we
are going to be forced to cut back in every facet of life as we now
know it.
That even means that we may be forced to forego our fireworks
display this year, on July 4.
Port St. Joe set the pace when it came to small cities offering
a fireworks display for its citizens, and visitors. We were one of the
first to introduce that time-honored activity of many larger cities
and patriotic activities.
For years, we drew crowds to this event like no other. The thor-
oughfares were jammed with automobiles which brought people to
view the fireworks display. .
And .. it was all free!
THURSDAY, AT ITS REGULAR meeting, the Merchant's
Division recognized the city probably wouldn't have the money to
invest .in fireworks this year. What money it did have was needed
more in other places,,
Fireworks displays aren't cheap, by any means. The annual'
display put on by the city, as well as hiring experts to come set
them off, costs the city in the neighborhood of $12,000. That's a -,
lot of money to burn up in less than an hour, even in-good times.,
It's a unconscionable waste of money in times such as we are
experiencing now.
FOR THIS REASON, the merchants ate not going to ask the
city. for any ihonrey this year to buy fireworks.
The merchants are even going to write the City Commission a
letter, asking-that if they have allocated money for fireworks and
it's still in the budget, that they takethat money and spend it
where it Wil illeviate6 some of our problems, instead.
The merchants have always used the fireworks display as an
attraction to Port St. Joe. It served as an effective attraction, too.
Our city received a generous amount of good will because of its
colorful display.
SThis year, unless some well-heeled and generous person
comes along to pay the considerable expense, there will be no fire-
works display on July Fourthl



Welcome News!

"SOME WELCOME NEWS WAS forthcoming for a change last
week and we could certainly use some! Gulf Correctional
Institution is opening up a section of the new prison annex near
Wewahitchka and hiring approximately 150 folks to operate it.
After what has become a steady diet of job closings, that was wel-
come news indeed.
The recent visit to Tallahassee by local leaders is bearing fruit
- already--., ,, .
There are more jobs waiting In the wings, not ready to be
announced, yet. Before you know it we will be out of this pickle we
find ourselves In at the present time and it will be mostly by our
own efforts and energy.
A meeting was also held between civic leaders, union mem-
bers, bondholders of Florida Coast Paper Company and other offi-
cials. Monday, to begin discussions about what it will require to
get FCPC operating once again. Things are beginning to inch along
toward success. Slowly, but at least they're moving!
BEFORE WE KNOW IT, OUR community could be stronger,
economically, than it was prior to the experience we have been
through for the past seven months. If it turns out that way, we can
thank our Chamber of Commerce, primarily, and our county eco-
nomic development group. They have both worked like trojans to
turn things around for our people. We have largely done it on our
- own..
Of course, there are still more than enough tough times to go
around, still in our future. These good things aren't accomplished
- overnight. They take time to generate.
Above all, we can all be assured that there is light beginning
to gleam at the end of our tunnel. We just have to remain patient
until the good fairy flips the switch!
.d We know: it is hard .to be patient when the bills keep coming
due with the game regularity.


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbert


A Tutu For Fifi


Dog "doings" have about
passed me by. .
'There was a time back there
when I thought I had a clue. You
had an old mutt. you treated him
right-he stuck by you. It wasn't a
complicated relationship 'and
seemed to really work well for both
- parties. .
You whistled, he came. You
threw a stick, he.fetched. He point-
ed, you shot. He came out and
rolled over,'you scratched ....
I don't know exactly when the
"dog-gone" road began to take
unexpected twists and turns .
but, somehow I know in my heart,
It coincided with the first edition of
,the Dog Biscuit C6okbook. ,
-, As '.we have now come' to
understand, that was only the,tip
of the iceberg. It was soon followed
by Dog Biscuit Cookbook's HI and
ILl. Little Biscuits for Little Dogs and
Make Mine With Gravy. y


Dog Cookies were next. I
couldn't believe it. A special cookie
baked up. processed. packaged.
shipped, advertised and sold just
to dogs Have I lived too long?
Chocolate chip. oatmeal raisin.
fudge, mint, you name it! I don't
know about all of them-but the
peanut butter ones aren't half
bad....
Back in the pre-canine pedi-
cure days- we just threw table
scraps out for our hounds. We did
this for three basic reasons. It
helped tremendously with the
clean-up, it didn't cost anything
extra, and it kept the dogs alive.
Now they tell us that scraps
-are not good enough for our
'"friends".: I'm sure they're right.
But ole Duke could, would, and
did run deer all day and raccoons
all night. "Course..,he'd onhl did
this round the clock, stuff -for fif-
- teen years-no, telling what we
could a' got out of him with a prop-
er diet. ,
As a matter 6f fact, you could-
n't even buy "dog food" back then.
Moseley's Feed and Seed carried
pallet after pallet of FRM chicken
scratch. And they had one whole
room dedicated to horse and cow


foods. You could buy salt blocks.
ground meal and shelled corn by
the bulk. They had some type of
feed for sale to satisfy the nutri-
tional needs of every critter under
the sun-except dogs.
"Man's best friend" was in a
different category. It never dawned
on us that Bowser would go for.
some dried up store bought spe-
cialty rations, we just threw him a,
biscuit, a few turnip greens and
the rest of the potato salad.
We never ,had one -to turn it
down. : -
'Course,: you must keep in
,; mind. we weren'tt dealing with
1990 dogs .... .
Trailblazer and Alpo was just
the beginnining. Now, it's gourmet
foods. Renown canine chefs are
turning out Rin Tin Tin lasagna,
crepe Rover-ettes. mongrel stew,
fat free low cholesterol chicken na-
vored patties and-;creole ,da. la
poochie shrimp to the tune of.
twenty-eight million dollars a year.
Amazing!
Fashion collars and designer'
clothes are the order of the day.
Can you imagine a thousand dol-
lar, diamond studded dogcollar?
Folks. we just let our hounds "run
free". It never occurred to us that


Duke or Sassy or Two Biscuits
would want something shiny
hanging around their necks. We
just didn't know any better.
If we were taking one to town
on first Monday to see if we if we could
work up a trade. wq might loop an
old belt around him in case some
of the mules got, to acting up.
Other,than that we let'em go. .How
unconscionable of us not to realize
the brindle and white ones needed
a black collar, the browns and red-
bories would be better highlighted
with a deep rich, cordovan necktie

SThey have clothing catalog.4es
now for your favorite pedigree. You
can order pantsuits. tank tops.
Levf's. right gowns. Georglo sun-
,,',shades. etc. to fit your tea-cup
Chihuahua, or your Great Dane.
They've got sweaters to match any
collar. And socks and mufflers for
tfhe" cold mornings. Listen, when it
got chilly back home, the old dogs
had to fight- for aspot close to The
stove just like the rest of us.- .
And if your little "friend" is
having trouble adjusting to a new
environment. he's not eating his
-kibits or he doesn't "understand"
the neighbor across the way, 'you


(See KESLEY ON PAGE 31


Belin Co-Authors Book About Legendary Developer Of "Cracker Land"
WE HAVE AN an honest to I *.-'- *-' A 1 H D \ tioned at TVndaII Air Force Base a year. That was a, good salary but presence of the man, theywereon
goodness author in our midst Ithey were the only ones who it was still a dramatic cut in pay! display, fullIfprce.
here in Port St. Joe. now. I'm talk- F.,I I.H DEcotild get film during those vears.. Ball took the job and the rest It's lnteresting:to.read in the
ing about a published author; one ,.- _E I manned his camera .and took is history. He eventually wound book about his courtly. way of
that has had a hard-back bqok : ,, several pictures.of the building as up .in Florida-northwest addressinganotherperson.Itheld
it burned. u oianrhet, drsigaohrpf~p thl
published. J. C. Belin has collab- it burned Florida--where the bulk of true in real.life, as well. He never
orated with Braden Ball, over in by R sey I didn't get to keep any of the duPont's' fortune was being addressed 'another man in any
Pensacola, to write a book, using .. y e y prints: nor do I have any now%: -but' invested. He travelled, th e trails other manner, but "Mr.. So-and-
as a their title. "The Ed Ball I mith d'nrlnt n tht flr fr wichservedasrodsforl ears So".Heneeraddressedmanby.
TeE BalISmith sold 'Drints of that fire for which served ads roads for, I0 years So.. Herjever ad.resEsed a man by.


Knew". - --
The two dictated chapters of
the book and a writer put it in
book' form for them. The West
Florida University Press published
it for them.
I was talking to Belin about
the book, saying, "I heard you
have written a book; where can I
- get a copy of it?"
-. Belin, being the gracious per-
. son he is, said, "I'll see .-that you
get a copy." Just like that. I was
, ready and willing to purchase a
copy. :from wherever I could get
one,, but he offered to get me one!
I wanted to see what those two
had to say about the .life of the
most. intriguing personality I have


ever known.


JAKE POINTED OUT to me
that the book wasn't published
completely to his liking. "I never
got to proof its contents, I just
didn't have the time to check it
overybefore it was printed and as a
result, the book contains a couple
of errors and it doesn't have an
index," Belin pointed out.
But I have read about half
through it thus far and there are
-only a couple of errors, that I-have
found.
For instance-in one of the
chapters Braden Ball [no relation
to the subject of the bbook] wrote,:


, there is a reference to the old Port
Inn. Braden Ball wrote that it
burned during the middle of the
night back in 1938.
Well, I was stariding in the
Intersection of Fifth: Street and
Reid Avenue, in the- early iafter-
noon one day in 1944 and saw
that same building burn to the
ground! It was quite a spectacular
fire.
I was a high school student at
the time, working in the "-after-
noons here at The Star, during the
war years. W. S. Smith, the owner,
had an old wooden graftex cam-
era, with a box of :4"x5" film he
had wangled from somebody sta-


more than a year. I imagine some
of them are still in existence,
somewhere.

BUT DETAiLSON the life of
Edward Ball are pretty accurate.
The book. tells, -of .how he"
embarked 'onr a ten .yetr task of
buying cut over land in the Impov-
erished Panhandle, of Florida. for
Mr: duPont 'to build his fortune
with.
He left a job in. California
making $1,500 a month right
after the turn of, the century to
accept a task of straightening. out
his new brother-in-law's purchase
of some properties. in the north.
DuPont offered to pay him $5,000


during the 20s buying up land. He
would set up at a village and land
owners would come to him to sell
for $1.00 an acre!
: There was only a -six mile
stretch of paved road in all of the
'Panhandle between .- Pensacola
''and Tallahassee, then, and no
'hotels. He stayed with anyone
who would rent him a room and
ate with anyone who would serve
him a meal.

BALL WAS REARED in
Virginia and was courtly in man-
ner. He' learned to talk with the
"crackers" of the region, but he
still didn't lose his courtly ways.
The dozen or so times I was in the


, his first nmne,, no matter how long
he had known a person. -
When the book -quotes- Ball,
he always said, "Mr. Belin" or "Mr.
Ball" or "Mr. Main" or, Mr. whoever
-he was talking to. Everybody
L addressed him in the same man-
ner, always referring to. him as,
."Mr. Ball";. never as "Ed", or
I "Edward". -

BALL HAD .A gigantic work
ethic and a, knack for turning
whatever he touched into a profit.
If .the trustees didn't want, to
invest in a particular., property,
why, he just bought it himself In
the end;, he wound up with a size-
able estate of his own.


-THE STAR- Postmaster:
U SSPHS51880 '... SendlAddress:Chan.e to:
USPHS51880 THE STAR
-' Publ;hi'd E.es., Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue Post Office Box 308
Por St. Joe, Florida 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
by The Star Publishing Company oF Port St. Joe, Inc. Phone (850) 227-1278
',Second. Cl6ss Postage. Paid at Port St. Joeat, FL- .. .,
.. "... Wesley'R. Ramsey .'"..."Editor & Publisher, Pesidert SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE
A"" ,. William-H. Ramsey .... .... .... VidcePresident PAID AT PORT ST. JOE,:FL 32457
co!RTUTOWlff Frenchie Ramsey ....... Treasurer, Office Manager WEEKLY PUBLISHING
Shirley Ramsey ....... Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE '
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MqNTHS
OUT OF COUNTY- $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case 'o error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; 'the printed
word is, thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly, convinces. The, "
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


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Fitzgerald Will Address Annual Chamber Meeting Lanetta Bell is Gulf
The Gulf County Chamber of President and CEO of Enterprise Kingdom, The Netherlands,
commerce hts announced that Florida's International Trade and Australia, Mexico, Colombia, untnam p
the Annual Chamber Dinner will Economic Development affiliate. Japan, China, Canada, South
ehp held F'ridavy March 5th at the A mHe has nearly 25 years of Africa and Singapore. ,-f ,, ._+f]. .


Gulf/Franklin Center of the Gulf
Coast Community College in Port
St. Joe at 7:00 p.m., ET. Michael
T. Fitzgerald from Enterprise
Florida will be the guest speaker
for the evening.

Fitzgerald has an outstanding
/ -* reputation as an orator and his
presentation promises to be both
exciting and informative.
The dinner will consist of a rib
eye steak or grilled chicken with
'-all the trimmings. Reservations
are open to Tall members of the
Gulf / County Chamber of
'Commerce, and can be made by
"allin g 227-1223. sending a fax to
227-9684, or by mailing to Gulf
Coutity Chambeir of Commerce,
-'P:O. Box 964, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. ,' .


About the' Speaker .
Michael T. Fitzgerald joined
Enterprise Florida in July 1997 as


experience in economic develop-
ment with a particular focus on
strategic development of high-
technology industries and
international trade, with signifi- :5
cant experience in Asia-Pacific
investment and trade develop-
ment.
Mr. Fitzgerald served as
Director of the Washington State
Department of Community, Trade
and Economic Development from
1993 to 1997, where he played a
key role in. the. development of
Washington into one of the most
diverse science and technology-
. based economies in the world.
He has also served as Vice
President and Managing Director
of The Pacific Institute (TPI), a'
multi-national education and
training company with represen-
tatives in all 50 states, the United


Mr. Fitzgerald served as
President and Managing Director
* of the Montana International
Trade Commission and was
Deputy Director of the Governor's
Office of Commerce and Trade. He
was a delegate to APEC and the
President's Pacific Rim Economic
Conference in 1995.
Mr. Fitzgerald was named to
Who's Who in Finance and
Industry in 1992 and the Who's
Who Among Emerging Leaders in
the U.S. in 1990. He has served
on the U.S. Department of
Commerce District Export
Council since 1978.
r Mr. Fitzgerald is the author of
numerous articles, editorials and
briefing papers on trade, competi-
tiveness, education, technology
and the 21st century.


Lanuetta Bell, a mmth grade stu-
dent at Port St. Joe Elementary
Schoolspelled her way to a coun-
ty spelling' championship on
Thursday, February 18. This


Lanetta Bell


years county Dee was in1 t e
S.media center at PSJ Middle
School. Six contestants partici-
pated, one from each school' in
the county. Students in grades
four through eight were eligible to
participate.
Other school champions tak-
ing part in the bee were Rachel
Bixler (Faith Christian School),
Daniel Bennett (Highland View
Elementary School). Aleasha
Hand (Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High
School). Kelly Bartlett (We4a-
hitchka Elementary School), and
Katie Geoghagan (Port' St. Joe
Middle School).


After several rounds of com-
petition, the field had been nar-
rowed down to Lanetta Bell and
Katie Geoghagan. After 11 rounds
of competition between the two,
the match ended when Katie mis-
spelled "corridor" and Lanetta
spelled "shackle" and "ghost" cor-
rectly.


Referend

May election., '
. Taylor Gives FCPC Tax Update
:. Gulf County Tax- Collector
:Eda Ruth Taylor briefed commis-
sioners on the status 'of Florida
Coast Paper Company's, unpaid



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GCI Su erintendent Henry
Alford Is sh Wn as he addressed
corrections dlass members.
Kilmer toJd those present at the
town hall meeting she was excited
about the opening of the annex
and the jobs and economic. oppor-
tunities it will produce.
She said. Governor Jeb Bush
had been active e in the process
and that other efforts were undef-
way to help bring economic relief
to the 'rea.
County Commissioner Billy
Traylor praised the prison system,
. for being the good rielghbors they
have been to the county, and for
providing t"As new round of jobs. -


Kesley'dl

(From Page 2)'
night. consider therapy. Dog psy-
chologits-are the rage.
Wouldn't you like "to get 'old
'u ke on 'th6e'couch. "Say, hound,
'"are' you upset because turnip
S greens and cornbread was the best
we could do? Which was more fun,
Chasing those deers br running Mr.
Fox? Tell Fus how' yod really felt'
.i`about living : under : the front
< .p orch !" ,.
I'd like his opinion on diamond
studded collars, store bought ken-
nn61- rations and ear tatiffs for
n'.mutts. And'man, could' we have
: sdme fun with that' hold-up-the-
picture-first-thing-that-comes-to-
mind-test!
SI'd ask him what in the world
.he was, thinking when he ran
through -Mrs. 'Pinkerton's 'haber-
dashery! What were he and Rimfire
fighting about in the corn crib?
And' how come he never could
,bring in the Ghost Coon?
Amazing!
This new-wave dog. movement
'has gotten so ingrained. I'm sit-
Sting here talking to a hound that
Died thirty years ago .... and feel-
ing guilty' because I never knitted
I: him an afghan. He lived his entire
life'-collarless and I'd take a bite
South of the chicken leg before I'd
toss it to him....
Move over Fido, and give me a
little room obn the couch.'
Respectfully,
.. Kes


Sm Continued fromPage 1 Free Leg
portionof 1997 personal, property development of the area ifFEMA' "
action willbe to collect the (funds. go through.: e .H..
Taylor said the unpaid por- He plans to call for a public
tidn of '97 taxes is S867,009.56. meeting on the idsue after meet- Free legal services will be
plus S108.376.19 in interest ing with the agencies to keep available at the Gulf County),
accrued 'to date, for a total of property owners informed. Courthouse on Saturday,
8975,385.75. This is the amount County Accepts Lighthouse 'February 27. beginning at 9:00
owed after Florida Coast Paper Keeper's Quarters a.m.. ET. Attorneys will be avail-
Company settled a lawsuit Commissioners unanimously able to give you advice about your
protesting its personal property agreed to accept one of the light- legal problems. You will have a
tax assessment. but not paid to house keeper's quarters as offered private consultation with an,
date. them by the U.S. Air Force, and to attorney.
Taylor said. she will follow begin looking for .historic preser- ..
Florida law in her efforts to collect vation grant fundss to refurbish You should bring all records
the taxes by advertising the the structure. .nd correspondence concerning
unpaid tax, and following all the Chief AdministratorButler, our legal probem..These may be
other steps up to putting a Lienorhe Ad tat Butler our legal problem..These may be
other steps up to putting alien or told the board that the Air Force !/"helpful to the.att6rney with whom
assessment against the property, has agreed to',relight the Cape' '.you will meet. Usually, the more
if the tax is not paid. San Bias Lighthouse, and move'- .accurate information you can
She also informed the board both quarters out of harm's' way provide, the better the attorney
that 1998 taxes would not be ,on the site. 'iewtill be able to assist you.
delinquent until April 1999. Eglin A.F.B. also intends to .
Commissioner Nathan Peters, refurbish one of the lighthouse ; : All attorneys in Gulf County
Jr. asked the board's attorney to keeper's units, and offered the have volunteered their time to
keep a close eye on the process as other one to the county after it .participate in this free Gulf
it proceeds. has been moved and reset on the County legal clinic. Additionally.
Juvenile Justice Grant property. attorneys from Bay County and
Commissioners agreed to a The board also passed a N north Florida Legal Services will
request from Gulf County Judge motion to apply for a license to "assist. The attogeneysral practie expand
RFobert M. Moore to allow the use maintain public beach access at expertise in specific areas of
ofnre-trial release funds accumu- the Cape San Bias Lighthouse -. ave experts In specic areas of


lated over the oast several months
as matc4irgu funds 'for' a
834,360.00 ',JduveiIle'., JustlUe
grant. -. *- '
The grant will be used to fund
a Youth Accountability Program
In Gulf County aimed at dealing
with youthful offenders.
Funds will be used to reim-
burse 8500.00 in past adminis-
tration expense, S2,000.00 as
matching funds, and a $2,500.00
loan for reimbursable expenses.
The board unanimously sup-
port the program.
Meeting With FEMA and U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Commissioners Warren
Yeager told the board a meeting
with FEMA and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service has been sched-
uled for next Thursday to discuss.
FEMA's proposed flood map
changes and COBRA designation
at Cape San Bias and Indian
Pass.
.; Yeager said the meeting will
.be held at the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service's office in Panama
City. Representatives from
Senators Bob Graham and
Connie Mack's office, as well as
Congressman' Allen Boyd's office.
will also be present at the meet-
ing.
l '*.Gulf County Chief Adminis-
trator'Don Butler' and' Cominis-
stoner Yeager will represent Gulf
County at the meeting.
Yeager said the main thrust of
the meeting will be to see .if the
area.. can be. removed. from the
COBRA designation, or determine
another option that will not stop


A :- *' '
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property.
In Other Business
*Decided to. go out for emer-
agency bids to repair the..
Courthouse air conditioning sys-
tem.
e' Held the first public hearing
on CDBG grant applications up to
S600,000 for economic develop-
ment and neighborhood develop-
ment grant projects.
*Agreed to grant applications
by the Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service totaling 8145,200 for new
ambulance, training and commu-
nications equipment as requested
by Ambulance Director Houston
Whitfield.
*Approved applications for
seven ,EMS grants from Gulf
County .. Ambulance Director
Shane McGuffin..
*Asked the board's attorney
to prepare a noise ordinance for
consideration. as requested' by
Gulf County Sheriffs Office..
Captain Joe Nugent.
*Appointed Commissioner
John Stanley and Marilyn
Blackwell to the Northwest
Florida Water Management
Board.
*Appointed Patsy- Whltfield,
and the board attorney to the Gulf
County Planning Board.



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judges. Thanks also go the host
school. PSJMS. for the reception
honoring all participants and
guests.


the law.
For your convenience. specif- Lanetta will be receiving a
ic appointments may be sched- plaque from the Kiwanis Club of
uled. You may call Gulf County Port St. Joe. Her next challenge
Court Judge Bob Moore at (850) will be the regional competition in
227-1141 to set your appoint- Panama City on Saturday. March
* ment. However, an appointment-is 13. This competition is sponsored
not required. All who come will- by the Kiwanis Club and News
have an opportunity to talk with ,Herald of Panama City.
an attorney. ; :


Workshop on Treasure Correcion
In last week's edition of The
Island Subdivision Star. the name of Craig Herr was


A workshop will be held by
the St. Joseph Bay Committee to
discuss and answer questions
related to the Treasure Island
Subdivision.
The meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, February 25th. at 9:00
a.m. ET, In the rure department
meeting room which is located
behind City Hall in Port St. Joe.
All are welcomed to attend.


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announcement. We regret the
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*PSJHS Drama

Newell Fund Sponsoring Violin Class Will Put
Concert SundayOn Two Shows
,SyMarchThe Port St. J High Schooli
dramar class will ie presentinA


At Trinity Church
in Apalachicola
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts is privileged to
present the distinguished violin-
ist, Vartan Manoogian, in concert
on Sunday, March 14, at .4:00
p.m., ET, in historic Trinity
Church, located on Highway 98 at
6th Street in Apalachicola.
!Mr. Manoogian is the winner
of "First Prize with distinction,"
from Conservatoir National
Superieur de Musique de Paris,
and he received a master's degree
from the Juilliard School in Ne*w
York.
Early in his career, he served
as an associate concert master of
the Lausanne (Switzerland)
Chamber Orchestra and as con-
cert t aster of the famed
Orchestre de las Suisse Romande.
He was a member of the
Claremont String Quartet.
He has 'toured nine South
American countries, sponsored by
the U.S. State Department. ,and
*has appeared in festivals in Italy,
France, Switzerland. Germany.
Austria, Spain. and the U.S. He
has done extensive recording and
is the author of four books on vioT


lin technique.
At the concert, he will be per-
forming a solo violin sonata by
J.S. Bach and will be joined at the
piano by Professor Emeritus Dr.
R. Bedford Watkins, retired from
Illinois Wesleyan University, in
works by Franz Schubert,

Pancake Breakfast
There will be a 'pancake
breakfast on Saturday, February
27, from 7:00'to 10:00 a.m., CT,
at the Fish House Restaurant 'in
Mexico Beach. There will be a
donation of $4.00 for adults and
$3.00 for children under 12. for
each meal. .
,This event is the first annual
funldraiser for the '1999 Mexico
Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Celebration, and all proceeds will
benefit the celebration. '

Outreach on 25th'
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will' ,be conducting
Outreach on February 25 In the
North Port St. Joe area as they go
door to door to Inform people 60
and over about the many services
the Senior Citizens Program has
to offer.


LaKitha Charmaine Daniels and Eric Dareeme Langston

Daniels-Lan ston To Wed Sat.


3ey bride-elect' are, .Mr. and Mrs.
to Benton,.Harmm of Wewahlitchka:
eir Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Lindsey of Port
ert St. Joe; and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
of Whitfield of Ashford, Alabama.
ert The grandparents of the groonm-
elect are Minnie Ola McDaniel
he and the late Thomas McDaniel
and Belle Knowles and the late
Robert F. Knowles of Wewahitch-
ka.
The biide-elect is a graduate
of the Uniersity of West Florida.
Swher she received a bachelor's
,degree in psychology. She is an
.operations assistant with
Tallahassee State Banks.' The
groom-elect is a graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and is,-
employed by the Bureau of
Prisons at Eglin Air Force Base.
The couple will be married on
April 10 at 4:00 p.m.. CT, at Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church
in Wewahitchka.-All friends and
relatives are invited to attend.

To Marry on 6th
S Mitzy Block 'and Scott Ake'
would like to announce their'\
engagement and, :approaching
marriage.
Miss Block is the daughter of
Jeanne Block of Virginia Beach,
'' Virginia. Mr. Ake is the son 6f"
Dennis Ake of Wewahitchka and
the late Karen Knee Ake.
The wedding will take place
on Saturday. March 6. at 12:00
noon, ET. at the Chapel on
Norfolk Navy Base in Virginia. All
friends and relatives of the couple
are invited to attend.


located at 280 Avenue C in Port
St. Joe.


GCHD, GCEMS to
Help With KidCare
Ins. Applications
The Gulf County Health
Department and Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services will
be at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery
Store on Thursday. and Friday,
February. 25th and 26th, to assist
all Kid Care health insurance
applicants in filling out all of the
paperwork necessary to apply.
Representatives from the health
department and E.M.S. will be at
the Piggly'Wiggly, from 9:00 a.m.
to 2;00 p.m., ET.
All children up to age 19 are
eligible for coverage under this
policy.
Historical Society
There will be a meeting of the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society on Thursday, February
25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Raney
Museum carriage house. Dr. Tom
Hoffen will be presenting a pro-
gram on recent publications on
Floridians. Visitors are welcome.
Refreshments will' be served.


Pie Cfothes 'Tree
n nI Women's and( Cdhilren's Consi gnent boutiquee


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Kreisler.
A donation of $2.00 for adults
and $1.00 for children is request-
ed. The Ilse Newell Fund is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area,
.Historical Society, a 501-(c)-3
{educational incorporation.


Michigan Day!
Attention all those were born.
raised, or lived in Michigan. as.
well as their friends, a celebration
is being held especially for youl
Michigan Day will be held on
Friday. February 26. at 12:00
p.m.. CT. at the Civic Center
Building, located on North 31st
Street in Me.xico Beach.
Bring a covered dish to pass
and your table service. Coffee and
iced tea will be provided.. The
sponsors hope 'to see you there!

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et.: SALT TOLERANT LANDSCAPE TREES
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LANDSCAPING. SOD, 'LARGE AND
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"The Haunting of Hathaway
House" and a modernized version
of "The Gift of the Magi" On
Monday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m., in
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School auditorium.
There will no admission fee,'
but refreshments will be sold dur-'
ing intermission. The thespians
would like to invite the communi-
tv and the Port St. Joe faculty and
student body to attend and enjoy.
what promises to be an excellent
performance.


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Mr. and Mrs. Charles -Linds
of Wewahitchka, would like:
announce the engagement of th.
daughter, CasiMichelle, to Robi
Forest Knowles III, the son
Penny McLemore and Robe
Forest II of Wewahitchka.
The grandparents of t


"Being deeply loved by some-
one gives you strength, while lov-
ing someone gives you courage."
All family and friends are
invited to share in the celebration,
of love as LaKitha Charmaine"
Daniels and Eric Dareeme
Langston extend the 'bonds of
friendship to include the vows of
marriage. The two will be wed on I.
Saturday, February 27. at 4:00
p.m., at Zion Fair Baptist Church,


Supper Rummage
Sale on March 6th
On Saturday, March 6, there
will be a "Supper Rummage Sale,"
an annual Panhandle event spon-
sored by the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement. The event will be held
at the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement. located In Sam Atkins
Park, on Highway 20 apprpxi-
mately one mile west of the cityy1'
traffic light, in Blountstown.,This
event is free for all ages.
For more information, please'
call Linda Smith at (850) 674-'
8055 anytime.
The Panhandle Pioneeer Set-
tlement is a non-profit organiza-
tion established to procure,.".
restore, and preserve artifacts,
history, and values.


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SCriminal Justice Training Academy Area Foster
Begins 2 Full-Time Classes In March FamiliesNeeded
I I ", ..a.: familiess are needed to open


Clenton Brownell

Chosen "Employee of the Year" by His Peers
Clenton Brownell was recently voted, "Employee of the Year" by
his fellow employees at the Port St. Joe/Wewahitchka bus barns.
Clenton has been employed with the Gulf County School !Board
system for 25 years, and is now serving as head mechanic at the
Port St. Joe site.
Those who benefit from Clent's service to the school system con-
gratulate him and extend a special thanks for all his extra effort on
the job.

J dgeOverstreet Recognized by F CAD
Judge Overstreet Recognized by FCADV


On Thursday, J
its annual conferen
Adams Mark Hote
Beach, the Flori
Against Domesti
(FCADV) publicly r
judges who embodi
ment to eliminate
lence. One of the ju



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January 21, at at this event was Circuit Judge
ce held at the Michael C. Overstreet, Fourteenth
el in Daytona Judicial Circuit. The Fourteenth
da Coalition Judicial Circuit covers Bay,.
ic Violence Calhoun. Gulf, Holmes: Jackson,
recognized 24 and Washington counties. -
ed a commit- The judges, nominated by
domestic vio- domestic violence centers and
idges honored attorneys around the state, were
honored, because they conducted
domestic violence injunction
hearings with dignity and respect
for the parties and counsel, and'
,Cash? because they considered the evi-
dence within the context of an
classified apparent understanding aboutI
Us! the dynamics of domestic vio-
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The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will conduct a
full-time CORRECTIONAL OFFI-
CER BASIC .STANDARDS course
ai the Gulf/Franklin, Center,
beginning on Monday, March, 15,
and another at Gulf Correctional
Institution in Wewahitchka,
beginning on Monday, March 31..
These courses will meet
Monday through Friday. from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., for approximately
four months.
In, an efforbtto make details
available about these classes, an
informational meeting will be held
in Rooms, iC-108 of .the

M. Beach Seeks
Fire Volunteers
Mexico Beach residents, your
community ,needs yourksupportl
They are looking for loc.l 'volun-
teers ,who have a "community
spirit" tf join the fire department.
Currently, there are several open-
ings available. The department
will pay' for your' training, unit-
formas, and equipment. :
They are also looking for,
someone' who has fire department
experience anid training and/or
supervisory experience to assist
in the leadership of the depart-
ment. Some compensation Is
available. If you are interested in
either position, please call Police
Chief Mitch Pollock at 648-4790.


Gulf/Franklin Center on
Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m., ET,
and at the Old Courthouse in
Wewahitchka on Thursday,
March 11, at 7 p.m., CT.
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards is required in order to
be eligible, for the Florida
Certification Examination for
Correctional Officers.
( For additional information,
please contact the main campus
of Gulf Coast Community College
at (850) 747-3233,, Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., CT, or the Gulf/Franklin
Center at (850) 227-9670, exten-
sion 5511,. Monday .through
Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to
5:30p.m.. ET.

Republicans of Gulf
County to Meet Mon.
The Gulf County Republican
Party believes that the proper
function of government is to do
those things that have to be done
but cannot ble done, or cannot be
done as well, by individuals, and
that the most effective govern-
ment is government closest to the
people.
"If you share this view of our
government, and believe you can
be a part of the people who are
making' a difference, joip the Gulf
County Republican Party for its
monthly meeting at the Gulf
County Public Library at 7:00
p.m. on Monday, March 1. For
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*Janie R. Wilkins
Janie Rebecca Wilkins, 92. of
Port St. Joe. died Saturday.
February 20. in Port St. Joe. Born
In Wimauma, she moved to Port
St. Joe in 1990 from Spring Hill.
Mrs. Wilkins was a homemaker
and a member of the Pentecostal
Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband. James Richard
Wilkins. She is survived by one
daughter. Pauline F. Sowell and
husband. Dalton, of Port St. Joe;
.one grandchild. James L.
McQuaig and wife, Julia. of Port
St. Joe; one great-grandchild.
James L. McQuaig Jr. and wife,
Nancy. of Tallahassee; and two
great-great-grandchildren. Lind-
sey and Ryan McQuaig of
Tallahassee.
Funeral services for 'Mrs.
Wilkins were conducted on
Tuesday. February .23, at, 11:00'
a.m., ET, in ,the Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home
Chapel. with Rev. Tim Bailey offi-
ciating. Graveside 'services were
conducted on Wednesday,
February 24. at 10:00 a.m., ET, in
the Parklawn Memory Gardens in
Palm Harbor.


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been cancelled.


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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1999


Gulf's Own S.W.A.T. Will


Attend Teen Tobacco Summit


Today, 12 students from Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka, along
with over 1,000 others from all
around Florida, embarked on a
mission to fight the tobacco
industry's lies. The Teen Tobacco
Summit 2 is being held in the
Innisbrook resort located in
Tarpon Springs.
Last year, 600. teenagers
gathered in central Florida for the
inaugural summit. There, youth
brainstormed on how to reach
their peers with an effective anti-
tobacco message. From the meet-
ing, the "Truth" campaign and its
activist organization,, Students
Working Against Tobacco
(S.W.A.T.), were born. The goals
for this year's summit are just as
ambitious.
The youth of Gulf County's
S.W.A.T. have ,come a long way
since returning from the trip last
year. Not only have they estab-
lished an effective youth leader-
ship council, they have imple-
mented various programs and ral-
lies aimed at reducing the "cool-
ness" of tobacco.
At this year's summit, team
leaders from the governor's exec-
utive board will lead the program.
Participants will hold rallies,
review S.W.A.T.'s plans for the.
coming year, and attend sessions


tobacco are already changing.
Additional sessions will give
teens a chance to talk with pro-
fessional athletes and coaches
about how tobacco can make an
athlete lose her or his edge. Other
sessions will provide participants
with the latest information on
tobacco possession laws, cessa-
tion programs, and the dangers of
second hand smoke.
During the summit it won't be
all work and no play. Many guest
speakers will be on hand. These
stars include Antonio Sabato Jr.
of General Hospital and Melrose
Place, the R and B group Divine,
folk rock singer Leslie Nuchow,
and a taped message from talk-
show host Leeza Gibbons.
The S.W.A.T. members that
were picked to go are ambitious to
get more ideas. There are many
opportunities that students have
that are inexpensive, if not free to
do, that could significantly impact
the attitude that Gulf County's
youth share on tobacco.
Recently, a meeting was held
to discuss new ideas for programs
that could be instituted. While
there,: the: idea for a S.W.A.T.
newspaper column was brought
up. The S.W.A.T. team. plans to
form a writing group that would


submit articles to be reviewed by
the group, and then published in
The Star, and Wewahitchka's
monthly paper, The Breeze.
Also, plans were made to pur-
chase educational materials that
would aid in teaching younger
students the effects of smoking'.
S.W.A.T. invites organizations
from the community to attend a
meeting of the Gulf County
Tobacco Free Partnership. This
partnership funds proposals
made by organizations for pro-
jects relating to tobacco prevein-
tion. Any organization or group is
invited to come to a meeting and
pick up a form to submit a pro-
posal. The Partnership is able to
fund many worthwhile projects,
so you're urged to attend the next
meeting. For more information
on upcoming meetings contact
the Tobacco Coordinator, Sabrina
Burke, at the Gulf County Health
Department, 227-1276 ext 120.
The following students ,fropi
Gulf County Schools from grades
seven through, 12, were selected
to go on the trip: Rachel Bixler,
Randi Boddye, Adam White, Matt
Cramer, Cedric Lenox, Ryan
Martin, Heather Scott, Julia
Comforter, Kayla Jefferson.
Joanna McClellan, Joe Robinson',
and Susan Medina.


Mr. Gross Mouth
Dr. Dusty May is shown being presented a giant Mr. Gross Mouth from Port St. Joe Middle School
SWAT members Randi Boddye. Kayla Jefferson, and Julia Comforter. Dr. May was made this presenta-
tion in conjunction with National Children's Dental Month and the American Cancer Society's "Quit the,
Spit Day" which was held on February 22. Dr. May will use Mr. Gross Mouth to help educate individuals:
concerning the harmful results that come from tobacco use, especially spit tobacco. Several other aiea
dentists have also been presented with a Mr. Gross Mouth for educational purposes.






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These members of Gulf County"s SWAT will be attending the tobacco summit to be held in Tarpon
Springs.
on how to become more powerful Miiit -*
advocates. _.
The teens will be developing
new advertising to publicize
S.W.A.T.'s role in the anti-tobacco T
movement. The ;heart of the I
counter-marketing effort, the
"truth" campaign, has already
enjoyed remarkable success to
date. In a survey taken six
months after the launch of r-
"Truth," more than 90% of .
Florida's teens could identify at
least one aspect of the campaign.
What's more. teen atttudes about

Note of Thanks


We would like to thank all of _:"_
the fnends and families who were
there for us in our Lime of sorrow g
and loss..C: : 'g i Job s
Our hearts are full of love and .Doug Kent. Administrator. Gulf County Health Department. is
appreciation to all of you who shown presenting a plaque to Regina Washabaugh, Tobacco
gave your prayers. foods. cards, Coordinator, Gulf County. The presentation was made in appreciation
phone calls, donation, words, and of Mrs. Washabaugh's dedication and leadership during the past year
acts of kindness both seen and while working with the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Gulf County and
unseen. We thank God for friends the Gulf County SWAT teams. Mrs. Washabaugh has accepted a ne*
like you. May God forever bless position as school health nurse at Wewahitchka High School, but will
each of you. continue to be an active member of the partnership. The new
The Family of Gertrude L. Farmer Tobacco Coordinator for Gulf County is Sabrina Burke. .

Tobacco Rally
N8 ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR Attention, boys nd girls
| 'Attention, boys&and girls in
Have construction grades 4th through, 12th, you are
Have c tru n invited to attend a Tobacc6,
S*house repair Prevention Kickoff, Rally oi ,,
r OUS repSaturday. February 27, from 800
Squestionsa.m. until 1:00 p.m., to be held at
questions | the Washington Recreation
BiACT? iXT'U T Center. ",'
SASK Ww JAD E Activities will include the dis-
tribution of tobacco-free pam-
Question: My front door needs to be replaced. I am phlets,' a motivational speaker,
considering replacing it with a fiberglass basketball games, lunch, and
door. Are these doors durable? recreation.
The community is invited to
Answer: Fiberglass doors are becoming rather popu- attend this special event. The
lar; it's the look that appeals to customers,. rally is sponsored by the Victory.,:
These doors have superior durability, they Temple First Born Holiness
Church youth group.
will not split, ding or rust. Fiberglass doors
give the smooth classic look of painted wood Clean Air For Everyone
and cost about the same as a steel door. You Cl
would probably enjoy a fiberglass front door. Being able to breathe clean,
air, free from harmful, irritating
Question: What is causing the decline in lumber tobacco smoke is a serious issue
prices? for everyone, especially children...
The American Lung Association of
Answer: The largest factor causing the decline is Florida, Northwest Region is cus-
probably the drop in demand from Japan and rently offering "Secondhand
Asian markets. Other factors in the price Smoke Education Presentations"
Asian markets. Other factors in the price to the community at no charge. ;
decline are the increased use of engineered Their goal is to reduce the
wood and other lumber alternatives. The number of children exposed to
price decline in lumber is not likely to change secondhand smoke by educating
in the near future, their parents.
If you would like to have a fun
Send your questions to: ASK WADE, and interactive "Secondhand
P. 0. Box 847, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Smoke Presentation" in your
school, day care, parent group, or
etc, please call 1-800-LUNG-USA
for more information.


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The grand opening of the Dollar General store in Wewahitchka drew a large crowd on
Thursday, February 11th. Mayor Ray Dickins, City Commissioner Brian Cox, City Clerk Jerri
Linton, and Store Manager Linda Jones did the honors of cutting the ribbon in front of the
standing room only crowd.


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GulfCounty Sheriff's Department
I Deputy Stacy Strickland respond-
ed to a reported burglary at St.
$ Joseph Bay Country Club.
S The manager had reported to
'work and found that the week-,
end's receipts were missing. It
Is appears that an unknown person
or persons entered through a side
window'and took approximately
$5,000 in cash and checks.
-V, The case is currently being
1. investigated by G.C. Investigator
iUqUorS Tom Godwin.
187, RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE
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a C-300 Tuesday, February 16th-
a, 32456 Renell Thomas, 43, of Port St.
L Joe. violation of probation (sale of
3er2 cocaine); .and Christina
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Wednesday. February 17th-
Thomas Sims. 24. of Port St. Joe,
sale of cocaine.
Thursday, February 18th-
Early Lewis III, 33, of Port St. Joe,
failure to appear (battery).
Friday. February 19th-
Charles Peterson, 41, of Port St.
Joe, battery; and Alejandro
Murillo, 38,. of Wewahitchka. lail-
,.ure .to appear., (discharge of a
firearm).
Monday, February 22nd-
John McCracken, 46, of Port St.
Joe, two counts of worthless
checks' (one each in Gulf and Bay
counties).
Tuesday, February 23rd-
Thomas H. Patterson, 44, of Port
St. Joe, violation of probation
(grand theft); Aaron Touchet. 22,
of Port St. Joe, possession of a
controlled substance and driving
while license suspended or
revoked; and Chipper
Schleichardt, 18, of Port St. Joe,
.possession of a controlled sub-
stance (LSD).

SPSJPD Report]
VIOLATES PROBATION
On Monday, February 15, at
approximately 8:00 p.m., Willie G.
Harris, 40, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Port .St. Joe Police
Department Sergeant James
Hersey on an active warrant for
violation of probation.
According to information
received, Harris was on
communif-vcontrol for the sale of
cocaine. Harris violated his
community control by making
verbal threats against probation
officers and Unauthorized
absence from his approved resi-


dence.
LICENSE SUSPENDED
On February 19th, at about
10:30 p.m., Tannis Jasmine
Boykins, 18, of Port St. Joe was
charged by Officer Russell Burch
for driving while her license was
suspended or revoked.
According to Burch's report,
Boykins' vehicle, was stopped for
failure to maintain a lane of traf-
fic and failure to give a turn sig-
nal. Upon further investigation,
he learned that Boykins' license
was suspended indefinitely for
failure to complete court ordered
school.
WRECKS WHILE POSSESSING
No LICENSE, INSURANCE PROOF
On Thursday, Februarn 18th,
shortly before 8 p.m., Jomila Mae
Parker, 18, of Port St. Joe, was
charged by Officer Chris Teeter
for driving with a suspended or
revoked license.
According to information
received, the officer was investi-
gating a crash in which Parker
was involved that had occurred
hear the intersection of
Monument Avenue and Seventh
Street.
Further investigation by
Officer Teeter revealed that Parker
h!ad been operating a vehicle with
suspended or revoked license.
Parker was also cited for no proof
of insurance.
INTERSECTION CRASH
On Friday, February 19, at
approximately 9 a.m., Officer
David Cross investigated a crash
that occurred at the intersection

of Cecil Costin Sr. Boulevard and
(See PD Report on Page SA)


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Rally & Day of Prayer This Sunday


,, .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.


-, Crash at the intersection of Garrison Avenue and Highway 71, -


PD Report from p.7

Garrison Avenue. '' ''
SAccording to Information
received from Cross,' it appears:
that the vehicle being operated by'
Mary Lee Kirkland was pulling
out into the intersection at a very
slow speed. Apparently, Kirkland


didn't see a tractor trailer which
was traveling east on Cecil Costin
Sr. Boulevard, when she pulled
out in front of it.
- The driver of the tractor-trail-
er, Howard Palmer. did, not have
enough time to react, due to hav-
ing entered the Intersection area
at the time Kirkland pulled out.'
Kirkland stated that she did not
see: the tractor-,7i-ala,~r9ning.


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.
This rally and day of fasting
and prayer is meant to bring peo-
ple back to an awareness of who
they are and who they can depend
on God.


'Public 'Notices


FIRST PUBLIC HEARING FOR
CDBG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT
The CiE o FoPn Si Joe i ,: onr,-ir-ng, appi,'
tag to the Florida Depairtm-nt 1 Commn-urilr,
Affairs (DCA) for a Small Citle CurmmnrEr,
Development Block Crant I :DBGI in the econc-mac
development categoryol 0up tic 5.00.00'X The furndi
muit be used for one of the foillo-ing purpou.es
I To benefit low and m.:.derate income per-
sons: or
2 To aid in the p'.'rnu.:.rn *r elirrunalion :.
slums or blight. ,or
3 To meet othec- communLtm deIclpmeni
needs ol recent c.rigir-. haiirg pardirul-
urgenc, because e.um.ng condluornr po--e
senous and immediate utrreat io the health
or welfare of i-he omma-Jnit' anad here,
other flrancial resources are not aiailabl.-
to meet such need-. h. ,
S The categories of acuiues for which these'
fund, ma, be u'ed are in the areas r.i ec-nrarruc
development and include such improvement acu..
Iutes as acqui;iuon o. real properm loai)n to pn.
vate for-profit business purchai'e .:.- machmter
and equipment. contru-u,:,n of iniraL.ruciture .an-
'.)energy conseratilorn Additional information
regarding the range of ac UbUe that ma% be undrir-
taken aill be provided at the public hearing
For each activity that Is proposed, at least 70


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 26, 1999
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.
Y"eager Jr
S COhe.ers present were- County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan .
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrauve Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson. County
Engineer Representative Bill Kennedy.
Road Superintendent Bob Lester. Solid
Waste Director Joe Danfolbrd. Wesahitchka
Ambulance Service Director Houston
WhiLfield. and Sheriffs Department
Captain Joe Nugent
The meeting was called to order at
7:00 p.m.,'E S.T.
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeung
with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
S CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
-TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
SCommissloner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda. as fol-
lows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes '
-January 12 1999 Regular Meeting
2. Insoice
-Bay Medical Center H C R A (Cumble
B97309-00335 S 1.745 46 / Daniels *
s98175-00343 S157.64 ,' Hoover *
98156-00331 878.82 to be paid
from Account #51462-3 15001
3 S H.I.P
-Purchase Assistance Barry
(S 11.615.00)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA-
I insoice
-ULinemployment Compensauon (Keys.
Riley. Nicodemus)
2. Policy
-Economic Development Grarnts/Dais-
Bacon Act. as follows:
SFurther contracts of Gulf Country that
invoole Economic Deselopment Grant
Funds or any funding that is subject to
the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act
shall include a requirement that docu-
mentation demonstrating compliance
with Datis-Bacon be submitted to Gulf
County by the contractor prior to final
release of funds for the contract.
:3. Resolution/Budget Amendment
-County Road & Bridge IS5.268.001
4. S.H.I.P
-Purchase Assistance Quintanilla
(SI 1.615.00) .
-Rehabilitation Loan Cuomo
(SI14.000.00)
-Rehabilitation -Loan Richards
S($14,000.00)
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS /
PRELIMINARY PLATS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yleager. second by
- Commissioner Peters. and unanimous rote.
the Board approved the preliminary plat or
Palm Ridge Suibdivision, as recommended
by the Planning Development Review Board
on January 19, 1999.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
preliminary plat for Bluff at Secluded
Dunes, as recommended by the Planning
Development Review Board on January 19.
1999.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
preliminary plat for South Beach
.Subdivision, as recommended by the
Planning Development Review Board on
January 19, 1999.
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS /
VARIANCE REQUESTS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board denied a request from Peter and
Paula Raymer for a variance to construct a
house within five (5) feet of their property
line and a deck within one (1) foot of.their
property line (Lots 28 & 29, Block "Q",
Indian Pass Subdivision), as recommended
by the Planning Development Review Board
on January 19, 1999.
BUILDING PERMIT-Michael Bobzlen
appeared before the Board to report that
the Planning/Building Department had
listed his building permit as "abandoned",
and he requested that It be reinstated as he
had been continuously working 'on the
house. Building Official Hammond reported
that an inspection had not been performed,
on the house by the Planning/Building
Department since January of 1997, and he
further reported that Mr. Bobzien had con-
structed beyond the scope of his permit.
After discussion, Commissioner Peters
motioned to re-instate the original permit
(private engineer to sign-off on the con-
struction), and that the fee for the permit
for the additional construction be doubled
(after-the-fact permit). Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. The Board requested that


Building Official Hammond. Chief
Administrator. Butler, and Attorney
McFarland re\lew the wording on the build-
ing permits to require that 'a
Planning/Building Department inspection
be performed at lease once every six (6)
months to keep the permits active.
MINOR SUBDIVISIONS ROADS
(CLIFTON PLACE SUBDIVISION)-Chief
Administrator BuLler presented a letter"
from Bill Keniedy. of Preble-Rlsh, Inc..
stating that the brick road planned lor
Clifton Place Subdivision Is structurally
consistent with Gull County s Land
Development Regulations. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
"ote. the Board approved the brick road for
this minor subdivision
After discussion, Commissioner
Yeager motioned to allow the County
Engineer to sign off on all roads for minor
subdivisions (to prevent bringing them
before the Board) Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion and. after further dis-
cussion regarding County Roads, the
motion failed 3 to 2, with Commissioners
Traylor and Yeager voting yes.
ISO RATING BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the Gulf County%
Beaches (From Dixie Belle curve to
Harmon's on C.R. 386) had improved to an
I.S.O. Class Rating of 6/9. which may
result in lower property insurance premrn-
ums for those areas.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS USED
AMBULANCES (G.C.E.M.S.)-Upon
request by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to receive
sealed bids for two (2) used ambulances for
Gulf County E.M.S. to be used for long dis-
tance transfers, etc. Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion and. after discussion.
It passed 4 to 1. with Commissioner Peters
voting no.
DEAD LAKES WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT / H.V.W.S.-Lipon Inquiry by
Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to proceed with abolish-
ment of the Dead Lakes Water Management
District. and Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion After discussion that the
Highland View Water and Sewer District
cannot be abolished until the bond-I'lssue Is
paid in full, the motion passed unanimous-
ly.
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL BAY PINES
SUBDIVISION-Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the Board approve the
final plat for Bay Pines Subdivision. conun-
gent upon the placement of fire hydrants
and there being no public comment during
the ten (10i day advertising period
Commissioner Yeager motioned to approve
this recommendation, and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion regarding the fire
hydrants, the motion passed unanimously.
SMALL COUNTY COALITION / LEG-
ISLATIVE FUNDING-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the forms requesting.
legislative appropriations must be submit-
ted by February 5. 1999. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed for Chief Administrator
Butler to submit the forms requesting
funds for \arlous County projects iHealth
Departments, Transportation. Etc ).
U.S. COAST GUARD CAPE SAN
BLAS LIGHTHOUSE-Chief Administrator
Butler discussed a letter from the United
States Coast Guard. reporting that It is
their Intention to leave the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse lens intact.
BID #9899-10 / FIRE TRUCK -
S.G.C.F.D.-Upon discussion about financ-
ing for the fire truck (Bid #9899-10) for
South Gulf County Fire Department, the
Board left the bid tabled to allow the fire
department to check on possible down pay-
ment funds, re-bidding for an older truck,
etc.
FINANCING RURAL DEVELOP-
MENT-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding the Rural
Development financing for various County
projects, the Board requested that Attorney
McFarland research the possibility of
including the fire department equipment in
this loan.
FLOOD MAPS OVERSTREET /
WETAPPO BASIN-Chief Administrator
Butler presented a proposed flood elevation
map prepared on December 15, 1998 for
the Wetappo Basin at Overstreet (changes
only the base flood elevation, not the flood
zone), and requested that the Board recog-
nize it as the official map for that area;
Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve,
this request, and Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Chief Administrator
Butler reviewed this process, stating it is
done In unnumbered/unknown areas! The
motion then passed unanimously
CULVERT REPLACEMENT-Road
Superintendent Lester discussed culverts
on County right-of-ways which have col-
lapsed, and inquired about responsibility
for having them replaced. Chairman Knox
discussed the possibility of holding a work-
shop regarding this matter prior to the next
Board meeting.
ROAD DEPARTMENT TEMPORARY
EMPLOYEES-Road Superintendent Lester


reported. that the six 16) month period
ended for the temporary employees at the
Rqad Department, and he would recom-, .
mend that they be hired again if needed in
the future.
The meeting recessed at 8-25 p.m..
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 8-40 p.rmn."
E.S.T.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE-Chairman Knox reported that
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service Director.
Whitfield Informed hitm that the ambulance,
service changeover in Wewahitchka. effec-
tive January 1, 1999, was successful and
the service is operating sinoothly.
MEETING ST. JOE CORPORA-
TION-Commissioner Peters stated that he
was notified that a meeting had been held
with St. Joe Corporation and. upon his
inquiry. Chief Adminit-lrator Butler report-
ed that he. Chairman Knox. Commissioner-
Traylor. Commissioner Yeager. and four (4)
representatives of St. Joe Corporation"'
attended the meeting. Commissioner Peters
Inquired as to why he was not informed of-
the meeting (Commissioner Stanley stated,,
that he was not notified either). and-,,
Chairman Knox stated that he and Chi'
Administrator Buder were asked to me ,.
with this company. Commissioner Yeage- .
stated that he was notified of the meeting
by a representative of St. Joe Corporation,
and the context of the meeting was that'
they are willing to help Gulf County In any
way possible during these difficult times
Commissioner Traylor stated that the meet-
ing was out of courtesy on the part of St.
Joe Corporation. Commissioner Peters slat-
ed that he feels thls was in iolaUt,-n of the
Sunshine Law. as the meeting was not'
posted and recorded.
CENSUS 2000/ RE-DISTRICTING-
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Traylor,
regarding a "one-on-one" census vs a,
"sampling" census. 911 Coordinator Nelsor
reported that the Census Bureau I#
requesting community committees be
established to promote and encourage all
citizens to complete the surveys
Commissioner Traylor discussed that if a
"sampling' is taken, the County's redis.-
trlcUng project should moae forward. but I
should be postponed if a "one-on-one"
count will be performed Commissioner
Peters discussed a letter which he submit-
ted to the School Board regarding this nial-
ter.
"DRY" FIRE HYDRANTS-Upon
Inquiry by Commissioner Stanley about the
possibility of using a "drafting' method to
refill fire trucks in certain areas (Land's
Landing, etc ). Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the method used for "dry.'
hydrants Alter further discussion about
easements and hold harmless agreements
from property owners for placement of pipe
across their property. the Board requested
that Attorney McFarland check Into %hat
will be needed to obtain permission to draw
water from the Chlpola River.
Commissioner Stanley stated that he would
pay for the pipe from his Special Projects
Funds.
TRAFFIC CONTROL S.R. 71 / C.R.
386-Upon discussion by Co:,mmlssi:-ner
Stanley regarding the need for a caution
light at the intersection of Highw.-ay 71 aridn
County Road 386. the Board requested that
Chief Administrator Butler submit a letter'
to the Florida Department of
Transportation, requesting a traffic sur e,
at this intersection.
TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE
KILMER-Chairman Knox reported that he
will be unable to serve on Representative
Kilmer's Task Force as he will be teaching
an adult welding class, and he appointed d
Commissioner Traylor to serve on this com-
mittee.
ROADS PELICAN WALK SUBDIVI-
SION-Chairman Knox reported on a peti-
tion received from the property owners of
Pelican Walk Subdivision regarding the
poor condition of their road, and he pre-
sented a video of the road through their
subdivision. After discussion about repair-
ing the potholes, Commissioner Yeager
inquired about a limited maintenance
agreement. Attorney McFarland stated that
the Board should hold a workshop to
decide what is "limited" prior to making a
decision on this matter. Joe Hooper dis-
cussed having the property owners pay the
costs, and David Taunton discussed Article
II of the State Constitution (in reference to
use of public funds). Chairman Knox
agreed to schedule a workshop regarding
this matter.
REPRESENTATIVE NORTHWEST
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT-Upon discussion by Marilyn
Blackwell about County participation at the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District meetings, the Board directed Chief
Administrator Butler to obtain copies of the
agendas. Chairman Knox appointed
Commissioner Stanley to serve as the
County's representative to the Northwest
Florida Water Management District.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
9:18 p.m., E.S.T
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK


p.r:er e :,l -A e Iljhlu |T|u I e erle l[.. .anda moaer-.
ate Iril.,:.rn. p. ,;-:-n-
In d,- eloping an ap.plicaLl.n t,- .r ubtrra.i.,r, I
i.:. D,.\ thre Cits .:.I n Sit Jo.-e rrmust plan i.. mni.
rruze displacement of peroni as a result i
planned CDB'G s'ciure; In addmon. the City .of;
Port St. Jce is- requir, t. develop a plan to assist
displaced per ion: r
The public, h -ring to receive citizen views
concerning Ltl'e Communi3 econorrmic and com-
munin de-elopment need; %ill be held at Port St.
Joe Fite Station Meeting Room on Tuesday.
March 2 1999 beginning at 5:30 p.m. local
time Fr- l.-i',IformIaui.,r,' concerning the public hear.
lng ,:.n-wa.: 'Cir, Clerk Fjuline Perdau-vis. Cir H'll
305 Fifth ,irmr P 0 Box 278 PoF.t Sti Joe. FL
324,56 Pn,-ne i5,:ij 229.626E1 FA.' 227.7522
The public hearing is being conducted in a
handicapped acce' sible lorcaUon Arn handicapped
pers-.-,n requiring .r, interpreter lfor tLhe ne0ing or
,l0aill, inipaired person, should contact M.
Fenda i, it lea I'.ie ,ir-,ledar days prior to the
neeung an- i.n inierprier .all b- pri'ouded Ani
n.:.n Engliih -peakijn person ushihne to, attend ihe
plibLi.: heinnr -h.:.ld ,contact MNI Pendanis at
least l- e calendarr da prior to the meeung anrd a
liaruage int-rpreier -ill ue provided I'o acce', a
Telec-ommumnnicauon Deuce for Deaf Persons ITDDI
pleOse call 185,01 229 6261 Any handicapped per
son req1ulinngil special accormmodaUtion at its nmeeti
ing should contact M Pendaris at least fise da\s
prior to the meeung.
The City of Port St. Joe is a Fair
Housing, Equal Opportunity. Handicapped
Responsive Jurisdiction.
Itc, February 25, 1999.

PUBLIC NOIlCE
i '' STATE, OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
YO'u are nereb, noufied that the Dep-aruntnt of
Ermnronmnracal Pruioecuon has issued a permit
under File Number GL.26.3 It-. Gulf Counts Board
of Ceun,, C,,-rru.: il.nerst I-, plant appruImatmel
40 O00' ;-ea cats ILinul-l Paraculital On 1Sin.:h
cent-re ima'3munil with a pianUtng .1ldth of
.apprC-.amrely 3)0 feet in the shore normal direc-
uon, i"he planunr zone still consist of the sea3ard
I:-e to the crc.E of the pnmarya une line Sand fence
ing and .'or pot-ar d-rope iencig as required to
protect the planOng area pursuant to Se.uon
161 053 Florida Statutes Projectl locauon
Be acen the Department of Environmenlal
Fr.T-iecu.n s reference monuments RJI throu h R.
31. and R-75 through R-107. in Gulf CounrI The
perrrut arid cc.nsLrucuon plans may be- reneed at
Btache; &i C.a-ial Systerr,.s from 00 A NM to 5 '00
P M or b% app.inunent at the oir.ie of the Bureau
of Beaches and Coastal Systems. 5050 We"e
Tennessee Street. Building B. Tallahassee. Flonlda
Copies of the permit may be obtained by contact-
ing the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal syste-ims at
850) 467-4475 or b)' rTlune to 2900
CommonaeJlth Boule%,rd. Mail StaUon 300
TalliIha'- Flonda 32399
A parry l tihl- proceeding has the neht to request
reie-,-' ,- tin order by the Governor and Cabinet
.iiung a' the Land and Water Adjudicatoni
Commiz-ionr m acco.rdanrce Iu-i, Chapter 422.
Flond Adidnrustrau.e Code, and speciflc'all Rule
42-2.0131. Florida Adr.nmiLratve Code To irniuate
such a review, %our request must be died within
r renrt 1201 day- ofl the date of this order aith the
SecrtLar' of Lhe CoITrundsion at Fl:nnda La.-d and
Water Adjudicatory Commission. The CapitAl
R.B,-m 2105 Tall.na.iee Flanda 32'1 3 iOiiO A
. cupy.olthe request must also be seeed on -o, r-,e ,
Deparutnenl of Ernronnerental Protecuor, Agency
Clerk. 26e)0 Blair Stone Road Mail SLauon 35
. Tallahaz-ee Flonda 32399 and or, an per-'.on
named in tias corder- wunin 20 days frorn the date
of thiis order if tire request i.or reoea Is it, be effect.
use
Addllorallv. aan peron subLanuallv alfected b%
Lhi. determrnauron hss Lthe night to request an
aadrmnriitru'e heanng to be conducted in accor
dance raht the pro aions of Section 120 57
rionda Siaiuies Should i,:, desire an admrirnl-iatr
u.t hcanr, -oar reqlueis mu[t comply .it-h t-1he
pro.liiorn of Rule 62 103 115 Floriia
Adrhnitriuaose Code and b>, Rule 60Q.2 004.
Flor1ida Admini -tauve Code Requests for such
hearings must be sent .to the Department of
E.rnironmenils Protecuon. Office of General
Courel 3900 Curnrrinvae-.Jth Berulevard. Mail
Stauon 35 T alah.aisee. Florida 32399.3030 and
miut be received by the Depanrreni t'itin ra.en-
r, .are l"liI d5a afterr %our rec.elpt of this nurce
rajiu-e to reeponl d imLin tii, alloiued ume trained
raiJl be deemed a jar'.,r ul all rights t.: ar ,adrran-
i srause hearing


In the event that a legally-sufficient petition for
hearing is not timely received, you have the right to
seek Judicial review of this order, pursuant to
Section 120.68, Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030(b)(l)(c) and 9.110, Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal
must be ,filed with the Department of
Environmental Protection. Office of General


Counsel, and with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
is filed with the Aienr. Clerk The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fi-
ing fee specified in Subsection 35.22(3), Florida
Statutes.
Itc. February 25, 1999.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1999 PAGE 9A


Florida Power Corporation recently made a $1,500 donation, utiliz-
ing security funds from Florida Progress Funding, to Port St. Joe Middle
and High Schools to bolster each school's security. The donation will go
toward an observation system, which will be operative 24 hours a day,
monitoring the parking lot, the halls, and the commons area.
Picture from left to right are Mike McDonald, Florida Power manag-
er; Chris Brumbaugh, school security guard; Teedy Nobles, Florida Power
district supervisor; and Chris Earley, PSJ High School principal.


Clark' s Artwork
Chosen for Contest
Port St. Joe High School
alumnus Gabe Ocean Clark sub-
mitted "Flashes of Sorrow, II" to
be judged in the All Florida Show,
a statewide art contest. This is an
intercollegiate event showcasing
talent of student artists from state
universities and community col-
leges throughout Florida.
Each of 25 judges were
allowed to choose one piece of art-
work from 200 entered which will
be displayed from March 15th
through April 2nd at the
University of South Florida in
Tampa.
Clark's "Flashes of Sorrow, II"
was chosen by the curator of col-
lections of the Salvador Dali
Museum of Art, Joan Kropf. This
was a piece he completed during
his freshman year at Florida A&M
University as an art major.
The Centre Gallery, where the
25 winning entries will be on dis-
play, is open from 11 a.m. until 4

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For Information Leading To The Arrest And Conviction Of Person(s)
Involved In The Theft At The St..Ioseph's Bay Country Club.

All Iribrination Will Be Strict/l Confidential.

Please Contact The Gulf County

Sheriff's Department.


Right Your Wrongs
CAristians seem to have more conflicts.
from within than "rom witrou '
5atan knows our weaknesses,
of trs mere s no doubt. "
People back in flehemiah's time
had things a bit worse than us
They went hungry, and were sold into slavery,
'"where we mostly pout orfuss:"
There are many problems in churches today.
5ome get mad When iney don I get their way;
hary v w;Ill argue over a van or a bus '
is long as they get us there, wna3 the fuss.
We should be fair, when dealing with each
i other.
,f not, we should be told by a Christian brother.
'People dislike rebuke, a'd I'm at the head of
S this list. \
Just remember the lost are watching, hot
much we do will be missed.
'let's right our wrongs and' mend burways.
0o God will bless us all our days.
by Billy Johnson


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membership will meet on
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in the WIG Teen Center. The
meeting will start on time; please
plan to be present The public is-
in.ited to attend.

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U.S.-produced fresh tomatoes in'.
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Marion Craig Coliseum Port St. Joe High School


FAIR HOUSING NOTICE AND WORKSHOP
Fair housing is a concept that everyone has a right to obtain hous-
ing without discrimination. The Cily of Porl St. Joe has official) adopt-
ed a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing
;because of race, color, national origin, religion. age, sex, handicap and
fni'iliaI status. 'This ordinance covers most housing related activities
such as real estate sale, advertising. bank transactions,. mortgages,
rentals and any similar activity which mai deal with persons seeking
housing.
The City of Port St. Joe has developed an education program to
inform residents and other appropriate persons regarding affordable and
fair housing opportunities.
A fair housing training session will he conducted at the Port St.
Joe City Commission Meeting at City Hall on March 2. 1999 at 6
p.m. local time or as soon thereafter as possible. The session is open
to all interested persons. For more information contact Citi Clerk
Pauline Pendarvis at i850j 229-8261 ITDD is same).
The public is inmiled and urged to attllend.
Persons needing interpreter for hearing. vision or language impair-
ment or persons needing special accommodation due to handicap should
contact Ihe office noted abose at least three calendar days prior to the
meeting.
The City of Port SI. Joe is a Fair Housing. Equal Opporiuniti.
and Handicap Responsive Jurisdiction.
itc, February 25, 1999


ATTENTION BANKERS, REALTORS,
RENTAL AGENTS, LANDLORDS
FAIR HOUSING NOTICE AND WORKSHOP
The City of Port St. Joe is dedicated to fair housing principles:
Fair housing is a concept that everyone has a right to obtain
housing without discrimination. Port St. Joe has officially adopted a
Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing
because of race. color, national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap and
familial status. This ordinance covers most housing related activities
such as real estate sale. advertising, bank transactions, mortgages,
rentals and any similar activity which may deal with persons seeking
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Outdoors in the Faison Chosenfor the


The sign should have read
Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe Used
Cars. My Trooper has just about
reached 250,000 miles-that's
correct-a quarter of a million
miles, and I know It is just about
time for another ride.
General gun season for deer
has just ended, but, a special
archery/muzzleloader season is
open until February 28th. With
the new in-line muzzleloaders
available today, two-Inch group-
ings at 50 yards without a scope
is standard.,
; Squirrel. and quail seasons
will remain -open until March 7.
River and, creek bottoms in the
Panhandle have a healthy popu-
lation of both gray squirrels and
bobwhite quail. :
Freshwater fishing Just
couldn't be finer. The speckled
perch have begun spawning as
have most bass. Minnows are the
top bait for the perch and shiners
are getting some wall-hanging
bass.
A bit north of us, the white
bass run will begin soon. Talquin
and Seminole both have millions
of these feisty fish. They migrate
out of the lakes and up into the
rivers and feeder creeks. The
down current sides of sandbars
are the place to start. A Beetle-
Spin or small jigs with white
grubs are common baits.
March 1st will have area
speckled trout anglers back in
the bays and on the flats. If the
weather continues -to warm, the
trout will move onto the flats to
feed. During cooler weather, back
out into the channels or deeper
holes on the flats.
St. Joe Bay is still one of the
finest trout fisheries in America.
To join the six-pound club at
Presnell's is getting easier every
year. Soon they will have to have
a ten-pound club to keep it exclu-,
sive.
Sheepshead and flounder
fishing on nearshore structures
should continue to be productive
until the water temperature heats
up. Spanish mackerel should be
showing up along our beaches
any day. Some small ones have
already been spotted. so the big-
ger ones should be here soon.
As pof right now, there is no
minfmuinm size for Spani5ih Rules
change faster in fishing than kids
do after church, so when the Gulf
Council meets again on March 1-
4. expect different rules.
Right behind the Spanish will
come one of the Panhandle's most
exciting game fish: cobia. These
big brown bruisers will migrate
through our area beginning in
March. Sightfishing for these ling
along the beaches or up and
down St. Joe Peninsula and
hooking one up in skinny water is


North/South All-Star Game


Panhandle
by Gene Childs
- Florida Outdoor Writers' Association


Jim Faison, a senior running
back and inside linebacker for,the
Port St. Joe Sharks football team,
has been chosen by the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association to
play in the North/South All-Star
game.
The North/South game will
be played June 26th at Orange
Park High School in Jacksonville.,


Dixie Umpire

Certification
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball officers will'be holding a
Dixie Boys umpire certification
test on Saturday, February 27th
in the Port St. Joe Stac House at
5:00 p.m., ET.'
In order t 6 umpir ft the
Dixie Boys eage (ages 131 and
14) you must be Dixie Boys certi-
fied. Interested persons should
contact Randy Phillips at 229-
8590 or Buddy Hamm at 229-
8686.
A certification fee of $20 per'
umpire:. s charged by, the, state
association, payable at the time of,
the test. If you are a laid off work-
er and this fee will present a
financial'hardship, please contact
an officer of the league to discuss
alternate pay arrangements-the
league must field certified
umpires to qualify the players for
post season participation.


heart-pounding fishing at its
best.
The Mexico Beach Commu-
nity Development Council has a
21-day Ling Tournament sched-
uled April 9-May 1. With a $2,500
first, .$1,500 second, and $750
third in the recreational division,
area anglers will have a top-notch
tournament to enter. The largest
cobia each week also wins a $250
bonus. .
A Spanish division has also
been added with a 8250 first
place, 8150 second, 875 third
with a 850 bonus for the largest
one caught each 6eek during this
21-day tournament. Also on tap
will be a kid's fishing contest,
sand sculpting contest, sailboat
race, 5K fun run, and a kite flying
contest.
The tournament culminates
with a super fish fn', beach dance
and awards ceremony on May
1st. For information contact J.
Patrick Howard at the CDC office
at 648-8196.
Red snapper fishing contin-
ues to be the most dependable
trip available. Almost all inshore
and nearshore structures are
loaded. Cut bait is 'still the I#1
choice, but some anglers are try-
ing jigging spoons. Try jigging
over these same structures vary-
ing your depth until you get bit.
Keep in contact with the spoon as
it flutters down: the hit will often
come on the drop.
Grouper are still on
nearshore reefs and wrecks.
Whole cigar minnows on circle
hooks are standard and reliable
baits. Some anglers are imitating
our Big Bend neighbors and are
trolling deep-diving plugs near
structure. Red and White Mann's
Stretch 30+ lures or the chrome
with blue backs have fooled some
nice gags in 40 feet of water.
Dewey, Cheetum. and Howe
all looked down their noses, con-
siderable-sized ones I might add,
at my old 4 x 4 Trooper. With its
dented bumper from a lighter
stump I never saw, one very bent
rack from continued canoe carry-
ing, enough scratches from pal-
mettos to make a coon dog sigh.
and bumper stickers touting
everything from Zebco reels to
Starxin' Marvin's Restaurant: my
-trusty' Troop-r -rested there
proudly amongst the shiny, way
over priced neon-colored cars of
the 90's.
A quarter of a million miles-
it's only 238,837 miles to the
moon! My Trooper has almost
gone to the moon! I can't give her
up yet. not when she's so close. I
know it won't last forever, so I'll
be back one day soon. When I do,
I may just buy myself a new
Saturn. Dewey., Cheetum. and
Howe deserve the business.


Faison will be a member of the
North squad that will be coached
by Panama City Rutherford High
School's. Head Coach Steve
Hardin.
Faison led the Sharks this
season with 1,208 yards rushing
on 110 carries, for an 11.0 yards
per canrry average, and scored 11
touchdowns.
Jim also led the Port St. Joe
defense with 143 tackles and four
caused fumbles. He had two tack-
led for a loss, one sack, and three
fumble recoveries.


GED Classes
GED instructional classes are
continuing at the Gulf County.
Adult School, located at the 2855
SLong Avenue site, Wewahitchka
Adult School site, and,: other
remote sites as well.
The GED program offers
adults who have not graduated
-,from high school the chance to get
their high school equivalency or
GED (General Educational
Development) diplomas by taking
and passing a series of tests.
The next GED test date is ten-
tatively set for. March 22nd and'
23rd. To find out more about
studying for a GED diploma or the
GED program, residents of Gulf
County may call Merri Christie at
227-1744 at the Gulf County
Adult School.


Larry Smith, David Smith, Jeff Wood, and Leonard Giffin all had
a great day Wednesday; February 10th, on the "Never Enough",
with Captain Ron Miller. In the photo above, they are shown
looking over their catch.

This Week's Fishing Report
foriFebruary 8th through 22nd
There were only two or three days that afforded weather calm enough
to go way out into the Gulf. A few boats made it on the good days and
caught their limit of red snapper-plus some nice grouper. There are
plenty of red snapper on the reef balls and artificial reefs.
The Spanish will show early this year and maybe the ling also. The
Mexico Beach Tourist Development Council and Artificial Reef
Association are reviving the Ling Tournament this year and it should be
bigger and better than ever.
"Good Fishing" -- Charisma Charters
Captain Chuck Guilford, Captain Danny Tankersley,
Captain Ron Miller and Captain Bobby Guilford


GCCC Commodores Post

13-2 Win At Shark Stadium

' Former PSJ Shark Ryan Yeager a Key Player for Team
The Gulf Coast Community College Commodores' baseball team
played on the diamond of Port St. Joe High School's field Monday
night against Shelton State Community College. The Commodores
defeated the visiting Shelton State team 13-2 in a 10-run rule short-
tened game.
Ryan Yeager. a sophomore for Gulf Coast Community College.
was a 1997 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and member of 1997
PSJHS Class 3A State Championship Team.
Yeager went one for four at the plate. and made some great
defensive plays from the shortstop position for the Commodores
Monday night. :
Yeager is the son of Warren and Jacque Yeager of Port St. Joe. He
and his wife. Bridgette. and infant son. "R.J.7. currently reside in
Panama City.


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Gators Win Two of Three Games


WEWAHITCHKA 10, MACLAY 12
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
The Wewahltchka Gators'
baseball team rallied in the sev-
enth inning to score six runs, but
came up short in a 10-12 loss to
Maclay last Thursday night.
Dave Davis allowed six
earned 'runs, five hits, five walks
and struck out seven batters in
his four and two-thirds innings
on the mound for the Gators.
Kelly Forehand gave up two
earned runs on two. hits, two
walks, and collected two strike-
outs in his one and one-third
innings of relief. Blake Rish shut
out Maclay during one inning of
relief.
-Dave Davistthrew, great for
V four innings, then we didn't make
." .-, the plays," said Head Coach
'Grant Grantham.
Josh Mauldin went two ,for
..... .three, with a double and four, RBI,
to lead the Gators on offense.
Philip Hall had a double with two
RBI; Kelly Forehand also had a
double with one RBI;' Champ
,Traylor. a single and a RBIl; and
,a, Chris White also added a single
; '' for the Gators.
"Josh Mauldin had a great
week of practice and it showed
S with his performance," said
Coach Grantham. "Our younger
.....kids'are goingh40,have to learn to

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GaUtors Fall Short In. D:AKor.


Dist. Tourney vs. Tigers LadySharkS
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WEWA 55, BLOUNT.STOWN 6 o talS a o


Thursday, FeDruarya :
The Wewahitchka Gators
could not hold on In the second
half of Thursday night's District
3-2A tournament game against
Blountstown. Wewahitchka
jumped out to a 24-19 half-time ,:
lead, but the Tigers came back in
the secondhalfof play to'outscore
h: the Gators 43-31 for a 62-55 %ic-
tory.
Brandon Jones led the Gators
with 17 points and Pete Taunton
followed .posting 13 on the board.
"I think this season was a
good learning experience for us,"
said Head Coach Martin Russ.
"Our kids improved .throughout
0 the season and&aive shbuld-'have a.
successful season next year, pro-
vided they work hard over the
summer to improve."
S Wewahitchka ended the sea-
son with a 4-22 record.
SWEWA p10 14 17 14 55
B'TOWN 11 8 25 18 62
WEWA (55) Simms 4, Addison 3,
Vann 9, Jones 17, Kerigan 1, D.
Williams 8, Taunton 13.
BLOUNTSTOWN (62) Williams 11,
Reed 11, Mosley 12, Wesselhoest 10,
Carter 6, Rackley 12, P. Wesselhoest
2.

Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle club will hold
two separate pistol matches on
SSaturday ,morning. February
S27th. Registration and set-up will
start at 8:30 and the first match ,
will begin at 9:30.
S The first match will be a PPC
S(police pistol combat) match. This
match consists of 60 shots fired
at man-sized" silhouettes at dis-,
tancesiof 7, 25, and 50 yards from
the competitor. A center-fire
revolver with three speed loaders
.or a pistol with four magazines-
are required. -
The second match will be a
FPOA bullseye match, and will
consist of 60 shots fired at bulls-
eye targets placed at 15 and 25
yards from the' firing line. The
match consists of three separate
stages of firing, with time limits of.
, five minutes for the slow fire
stages, 20 seconds for timed fire
and 10 seconds for the rapid fire
stages.
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly .22 rimfire
benchrest matches, an ARA
match, and a sporter rifle IR
50/50 match. Both of these
S matches require an accurate rifle
with scope to compete with and
the ability to dope the wind.
John. Winfield won the ARA
match with a score of 1,205
Houston Whitfield was second
with 1,155, and Alan Wackovwski
was third with 1,115. Ten cori-
petitors shot in the match.
The IR 50/50 match was won
by Carl Kleinschmidt with a score
of 215. Whitfield was second with
204, and Tommy Wood was third
with 201. This match also had 10
entries. ,
The club will continue to
shoot trap on Thursday evenings
starting at 6:30, and on Sunday
afternoon starting at 2:30. All
local shooters are invited to par-
ticipate in the monthly matches
and weekly trap shoots. For addi-
tional information about the club
or matches, call 229-5421.


The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks'.
softball team will toss out its first
pitch of the season at 5:30 p.m.
(ET) today (Thursday. February
,25th) against the Sharks of
,Apalachlcola. Next Tuesday,
March 2nd, the ladies will again
be on the road up the coast as,
they play Carrabele, beginning at
7:00 p.m.
Wewahitchka's Lady Gators
also begin swinging away'today.
They will play at Chattahoochee
with a start time of 4:00 p.m. (CT),
followed by a game on their home
turf against Carrabelle beginning
at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February
26th. .
Their next match-ups will be
March 2nd arid 4th. against
Apalachicola and Blountstown,
respectively, each beginning at
5:00 p.m. (CT).


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baseball team .improved to a 3-1
record on the season with Tuies-
day's 13-1 victory over R.F.
Munroe. The Gators scored four
runs in the top of the first inning,
and six in the second, to take an
early 10-1 lead. Wewahitchka
added three more runs in the
fourth inning to win by the 10-
run rule.
Kelly Forehand improved to
2-0 on the mound for the Gators.
Forehand tossed a three-hitter,
struck out six batters, walked
two,, and only allowed one earned
run.


WEWAHITCHKA 5, COTTONDALE 4
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Wewahitchka took advantage
of the long ball to knock off Cot-
tondale 5-4 in Monday's match-
up. Kelly Forehand and Champ
Traylor each went two for four
With home runs to led the Gators
on offense. Forehand. had three
RBI, while Traylor recorded two.
Blake Rish added a single for
Wewahitchka.
Dave Davis (1-1) tossed a
complete game three-hitter to
pick up the win on the moufid for
the Gators (2-1). Da\is struck out
eight batters, walked three and
gave up two earned runs.
"Dave is really throwing the
ball well right now, while Kelly
and Champ are playing .solid
defense and are starting to swing
the bat better," s raid Coach
Grantham. "P. J. Addison and
Brandon Jones have just come
out from basketball and hopefully
that willgive us'a lift."

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
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Tiger Sharks In Sweet Sixteen

Play Graceville Thursday Night In "the Dome" for Regional Semifinals


ST. JOE 73, BLOUNTSTOWN 42
Friday, February 19
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
breezed through Friday night's
3-' .' .


Senior Rod Chambers accepts
the District 3-2A Championship.
trophy from PSJHS Principal Chris
Earley after Friday night's 73-42
victory over Blountstown .


District 3-2A championship game
against the Blountstown Tigers
with a 73-42 victory, to add
another championship trophy to
Port St. Joe High School's case.
The Tiger Sharks, ranked #1
in Class 2A, took a 33-17 lead
into half-time before outscoring
the Tigers 40-25 in the second
half of play.
Port St. Joe was led on
offense by Mosi Quinn with 17
points. James Daniels followed
with 12 and Tremaine Lewis
chipped in 11 for the Tiger Sharks
(26-3).
ST. JOE (73) S. Chambers 2,
Quinn 17. R. Chambers 8. Daniels 12,
Larry 8, CGant 8, Lelis I1, Bailey 7.
BLOUNTSTOWN (42) --Williams 11,
Reed 3, Mosley 18, A. Wesselhoest 6,
Rackley 2, P. Wesselhoest 2.

ST. JOE 2, HAVANA 0
Tuesday, February 23
The Tiger Sharks did not play
in Tuesday night's Regional-
Quarterfinals due to a forfeit by
Havana.


The Gladiators apparently
played two players, Markeith
Buggs and Keydo Butler, over the
age of 19 years and nine months,
in the first round of the District 4
2A tournament. The Florida High'
School Athletic Association for-
feited Havana from Tuesday's
scheduled game against the Tiger
Sharks (27-3).


This Thursday night, Port St.
Joe will host Graceville in "the
Dome", who beat Jay 61-44 Tues-
day night. Tip-off will be at 7:30
p.m., ET.
With a win, the Tiger Sharks
will host Saturday night's Region- ;,
al Finals in "the Dome" at 7:30
p.m., ET, against Thursday's
FAMU versus Wymore victor.


TIGER SHARKS ON THE ROAD TO STATE
Thursday, February 25 ....... . . riorth 1 Regional Semi-final to be
played against Graceville in "the Dome"
Saturday, February 27 .............. North 1 Regional Finals to be played in
"the Dome', if Tiger Sharks defeat Graceville
Thursday, March 4 ................... Florida Semi-Finals at the Lakeland Center
Saturday, March 6 ........... florida Finals--Championship at the Lakeland Center



SSharks Play Three
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Award winners at the Annual Football Banquet shown in the
photo above flanking Athletic Director Chuck Gannon are, from
left, Jim Faison, James Daniels, and Koran Peters.


PSJ Sharks Held Annual


Football Awards Banquet


The'Port St. Joe Sharks. who
made it to the 'Elite 8". honored
players at their Annual Varsity
Football Awards Banquet on
Tuesday. February 16th.
The "Pride of the Shark"
award was presented to James
Daniels and Jim Faison.
Koran Peters was selected as
the "Special Teams Player of the
Year".
The "Defensive Player of the
Year" designation was shared by
Koran Peters and Jim Faison.
The "Offensive Player of the
Year" was earned by Jim Faison.
A "Captain Award" was given
to James Daniels and Jim Falson.
The "Gold Award". presented
to student-athletes and cheer-
leaders who maintained a 4.0
GPA. included Jim Faison, John-


Patrick Floyd. FelLx Machts, Brett
Parker, Jennifer Craig, Meredith
Godfrey. Nicole Smith, Krystal
Tharpe and Lindsay Williams.
A "Purple Award", given to
student-athletes and cheerleaders
who maintained a 3.0 to 3.9 GPA.
They included presentations to
Brooks Adkison, Seneca Cham-
bers. Matthew Dailey. James
Daniels, Brandon Davis. John
Gainous, Bonjour Hill. Brett Jeff-
coat, Tremaine Lewis, Stephen
Lowery. and Brett Lowry.
Also, Aaron Money, Ken Peak.
Koran Peters, Reggie Quinn.
Aaron Richards. Adam Richards,
Alex Richards, Jacob Tankersley,
John Welborn, Jarrod Wester,
Kristin Abrams. Ashley Bryan.
Amber Daniels, Rachel Geogha-
gen. Jessie Pate. Jenny Patterson,
Lisa Rowan and Alicia Sanders.


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PORT ST. JOE 3, BAY HIGH 9
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
The Port St. Joe Sharks' base-
ball team could not shut down the
Bay High offense in Friday night's
9-3 loss.
Ryan Stephens (0-1) picked
up the loss on the mound for the
Sharks. Stephens gave up 12 hits,
nine earned runs, walked three,
and struck out seven batters in
his seven innings on the mound.
Jim Faison, Brett Lowry and
Ashley Stephens each had one hit
to account for all three of Port St.
Joe's hits.
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PORT ST. JOE 5,
NORTH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 6 ,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20,
The Sharks were tied 5-5 with
North Florida Christian after
three innings of play, but the
Eagles scored one run in the bot-
tom of the sixth inning for a 6-5
victory.
Brett Lowry went two for two,
with a home run and two RBI,. to
lead Port St. Joe (1-2) on offense.
Ryan Stephens was one for one
with a home run and three RBI,
and Jim Falson had a single.
Ashley Stephens (0- 1) gave up ,
live earned runs on nine hits and
three walks to pick up the loss on
the mound for the Sharks.
Stephens struck out one batter in-
his five innings on the mound.
Matt Terry struck out one batter
during one Inning of relief.

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PORT ST. JOE 5, MARIANNA 2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 .
Port St. Joe Sharks scored
four runs in the top of the seventh
to come back from a 2-1 deficit for
a 5-2 victory over the Marianna
Bulldogs. .
Ryan Stephens (1-1) tossed a


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complete game four-hitter to piCK
up the win for the Sharks.
Stephens gave. up two earned
runs, and struck out five batters,
while walking three.


With the bases loaded
Tuesday evening. Matt Caswell
(13), leads off on first, ready to
advance at the first opportunity.

Offensively, the) Sharks were
led by Matt Caswell with a single
'-and two RBI: Matt Terry, with a
RBI single: Jim Faison, with a
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Reminder to Dixie
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Parents of all players, ages 5
through 14, registered in the Port
St. Joe Dixie Youth and Dixie
Boys programs are reminded that
-when purchasing your player's
baseball cleats-THEY MUST BE
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No player, regardless of age or
league, will be allowed to partic-
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season play while wearing steel or
interchangeable cleats of any
type. Direct any questions on this
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over a Blountstown Tiger defender for two of his 12 points net-
ted for the Tiger Sharks in Friday's district championship
game.





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Both brushing and flossing
are needed to help you remove
the bacteria from your teeth
and gums that causes tooth
decay. Here are some pointers
on flossing technique.
After you've given your
teeth a good brushing, take
about 18 inches of floss. Wrap
the ends around your middle
fingers to take up the slack.
Then, use your thumbs to
guide the floss between and
around your upper teeth. When
you're ready to switch to the
lower teeth, use your index fin-
gers to guide the floss.
The floss should be held
tightly to keep it taut. But you
should use gentle motions
once it's inserted between your


teeth. Don't force it or pull(
down hard. You might injure
your gums. Curve the floss
around each tooth and under
the gum line, moving it up and,
down to loosen food particles
and other debris. Then, pull the
floss forward so you'll be start-
ing fresh with the next tooth.
Take a close look at your
teeth as you do this to see if
there are any noticeable signs
of decay. Your gums should not
bleed. If they do, it may mean
you need dental treatment.

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mote better dental health. From the
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ina view Elementary scnool U.A.K.EI. graduating class members
and medals earned. They are flanked by fifth grade teacher
er.


Mexico Beach AARP Sponsors "55 Alive" Driving Program


Every Driver Age 50
And Over Is Eligible
To Take This Course
On March 1st and 2nd
The Mexico Beach A.A.R.P
Chapter #4325, is sponsoring an
A.A.R.P. "55 Alive/Mature
Driving" program. The program is
a driver improvement course for
all drivers 50 years of age and
older.
Every driver, age 50 and over,
really should take this course.
There is nothing to lose but a lit-
tle time, with an awful lot to gain.
There are no examinations, no
driving tests and no chance of los-
ing your license.
This highly effective driver's
refresher course, approved and
encouraged by the state and fed-
eral governments,, will be held at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center,
behind Parker Realty on Monday
and Tuesday, March 1st and 2nd,
from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m., cen-
tral time.
To cover some .of the expens-
es a fee of $8.00 per person.
preferably in the form of a check
made'dut to A.A.R P.R. will be col-
lected.
The purpose of the "55


Alive/Mature Drivnng" course is to
help senior drivers become more
aware of, and to cope with, haz-
ards on the road, age-related
physical changes and, hazardous
weather driving conditions. It cov-
ers new laws, highway signs and
road marking.?- and the safety
aspect of driving.


The effects of alcohol and the
danger of alcohol plus rhedica-
tions will be discussed. Also dis-
cussed will be ways to avoid the
criminal while getting into. out of,
and while driving a car. These are
just a few of the topics covered.
plus much much more.
Classes will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a


two-day' period. instructed by
Dick lcLaughlin. Asst. State
Coordinator.

Upon completion of the
course, a certificate will be issued
to each participant that probably
will give the certified person a dis-
count on their auto insurance.
These certificates are good for


three years, then the course, must
be taken again.
Again, "Who needs this
course?" According to all govern-
ment and insurance company
reports, EVERY DRIVER AGE 50
AND OVER NEEDS TO RE-EVAL-
UATE THEIR ABILITIES ON THE
ROAD.
Please don't be one of those


people who believe there is noth-
ing more to learn because you
have been driving for 40, 50 or 60
years. Millions of people that have
taken this course would prove
you wrong' Make %our reservation
now since space is limited. Call
Ruth McLaughlin (850) 648-3067.
Walk-Ins are welcome-if the
class is not filled.


Great Floridian 2000 Program Now Taking Nominations
To Recognize Influential long as the city in which the of the Great Floridiahs 2000 deadline for submitting applica- Division of Historical Resot
plaque will be located approves Committee, which includes repre- tions is April 30th. (850) 487-2333. The prog
Historic Figures in State the application. sentatives selected by the Florida For more information about web site can be foun
The program launched by the To be eligible for a nomina- Department of State and the Great Floridians 2000 contact
Florida Deoartment of State last tion, the person must have made Florida League of Cities. The next Kathleen Slesnick. Florida www.flheritage.com.


July to recognize 2,000 individu-
als important to Florida's history
and culture is continuing to
receive nominations.
The 12" diameter plaques
awarded will be placed on historic
buildings in Florida's downtown
to provide additional sites of
interest' to residents as well as
visitors.
The Florida League of Cities is
serving as a partner on the pro-
ject. Nominations may be pre-
pared by any interested party as


significant contributions to the
history and culture of the state,
* during his or her lifetime within a
local, regional, or statewide con-
text.
The nominee must be,
deceased, must have been a resi-
dent of the state at the time the
contributions were made, and
must be associated with an exist-
ing historic building or structure
which can be marked with a
plaque.
Selections will be made
throughout the year by members


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Marine Corrosion Course At G/F Center


The Technology Division of
Gulf Coast Community College
will be.holding a 12 hour non-
credit course on marine corrosion
at the. Gulf/Franklin Center,
Room C-109, in Port St. Joe.,
Classes will be held on Tuesdays.
T March 2 to 23, from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m.. ET. The cost for this course
is S36.00 per person for Florida
residents.


-The course is intended to
serve as an introduction to
marine corrosion, covering funda-
mental corrosion theory, recogni-
tion of various forms. and applied
techniques for minimizing the
degradation of marine materials.
Advance registration is
required. No walk-ins are permit-
ted. Fees must be paid at the time
of registration. The registration


deadline for this series of classes
is March 1.
Participants must register in
person at the Gulf/Franklin
Center from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m.,- Monday through Thursday,
or on Friday. from 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.


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Tasty Girl Scout Cookies Are On The Way

... Arrive February 27th ... Girls Will Be Selling The Cookies Beginning February 28th Through March 21st


Have you been waiting
patiently all year long for your
next taste of Girl Scout cookies?
Have you been craving that won-
derful minty taste of a thin mint?
Well, your waiting has just paid
off because. it's cookie time
Girl Scouis are currently tak-
ing pre-orders for their famous
cookies. The cookies arrive on
February 27th and the girls will
be out selling around town from
February 28th through March
21st.
The Girl Scouts are proud to
Introduce two new cookies for
1999-Lemon Drops, a luscious
lemon cookie with creamy lemon
chips: and Apple Cinnamon, a
natural, reduced fat. apple and


cinnamon cookie shaped like an
apple and sprinkled with cinna-
mon sugar.
Your long-time favorites will
also return including Thin Mints,
Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas,
Tagalongs, and Striped Chocolate
Chips.
What does the Girl Scout
cookie sale buy? For Girl Scout
troops. the cookie sale provides
funds to support troop activities
such as field trips, camping, and
service projects.
For Girl Scout councils, the
sale provides funds to recruit and
train adult leaders, maintain
camps such as "Camp For All
Seasons" In Leon County and
"Camp Eleanor" in Bay County.


"Playing It Safe" With Commui
Recently, Officer Russell Burch of the Port St. Joe Police Depa
"Playing It Safe" to the K-4 class at Faith Christian School duri
helpers. Officer Burch talked to the children about putting safety f
The class would like to thank Officer Burch and the department foi
Shown in the photo above are members of the class-[Front,
Buskins, Brittany Anthony, Ashton Davis, Arion Ward, Mary Branc
and Elizabeth Branch. [Back, 1 to r] Nikki Rolack, Kayla Butler, Ale
Grantham, Erin White, Magon Ray, Officer Russell Burch, Tiffany B


provide council-wide programs, .a girl adds upher orders, knows
and provide financial assistance ,. how much money is owed to her
so all girls can have access to the : for cookies sold, and learns to
opportunities Girl Scouting offers. ', make the proper change.
Girl Scouts participating in %' With nearly 3.5 million mem-
the cookies sale learn to set goals. bers. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is
develop responsibility, practice .. the largest voluntary organization`
money management, and learn to for girls in the world. Its sole
follow through on a commitment. focus is to meet the special needs
Gtrls learn responsibility by gath- of girls from diverse racial, ethnic.
ering orders and getting the infor- and socioeconomic backgrounds.
mation to the troop leader on The Girl Scout Council of the
time. Apalachee Bend serves 3.100 girls
These y develop communication .4 15 counties.
skills when they talk to cus- .. To order \our Girl Scout
towers, tell them their how the cookiess locally call troop leaders
money raised will be used. answer Sharon Hoffman at 229-2898 (if
their questions. and thank them hot home, leave a message) or
for an order placed. Dana Cimino at 647-3186.
Financial skills improve when ,' Elsewhere in the area, call
S,'850) 386-2131 in the Tallahassee
area. (850) 526-1912 in the
S' larianna area. (850) 335-1614 in
he Panama City area. Or 1-800-
876-9704 today.
SGIRL ScouT COOKIE FACTS
Girl Scout cookies 'ill be
available at booth sales from
,Mondav. March 1st through
S, Sunday. March 21st and are sell-r
"Ing for S3.00 a box. Troops earn'
S.55 per box and the girls earn
recognitlons, cookie bucks, or.
Cookie certifllcates.
Girl Scout cookies for the Giral
;Scout Council. of the Apalachee
S ,Bend are baked by Little Brownie
Bakers. Thev.offer eight vaneties
Sof cookies hi% year: h ie
Thin Mints-Thin, crispy
afers covered with. smooth,
cocoa coating. Made with natural
peppermint.
Do-SI-Dos-Crunchy oatmeal
f sandwich cookie filled with real
peanut butter. Contains no artifi-
cial flavors or'colors.
I Trefoils-Delicate shortbread
made with butter and eggs.
Samoas-Vanilla bonkies cov-
ered with caramel. 'rolled in toast-
ed coconut. -and striped wCith a
n Dity Helpers rich cocoa coating.
rtment presented the program Tagalongs-Vanilla' cookie
Ing their study of community toppedwithcreamypeanutbutter
first both at home and school. and covered with a chocolaty
r being community helpers. coating.
1 to r] Kenya Caywood, Blake Striped Chocolate Chip-A
h, Daniel Neal, Gauge Combs, real chocolate chip and pecan
ex Scott, Montez Walker, Cody
lurch, and John Wilson.


cookie with rich chocolaty stripes
and bottom coat.
And, New This Year .
Lemon Drops-A luscious
lemon cookie,' tender and crisp,
Swith creamy lemon chips..
Apple Cinnamon (reduced


fat)-A natural, reduced fat,
apple and cinnamon cookie,
shaped like an apple. sprinkled
with cinnamon'sugar
If you can't find a Girl Scout
in your area, call .(850) 386-2131
or 1-800-876-9704.


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T-iveling the Underground Railroad...


Fifth and sixth grade T.E.A.M.
students at Wewahitchka
Elementary S-hool (WES) recently
completed a unit of study on the
American Civil War. As a part of
the unit of study, students


explored the role played by the
Underground Railroad, a secretive
network of safe houses used tod
aid runaway slaves in their jour-
ney north to freedom.
In an effort to help students


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better understand the manner in
which the Underground Railroad
functioned, T.E.A.M. teachers Sue
McDaniel and Lori Price worked
collaboratively with other WES
staff members to design a student
participatory simulation.
In dti's simulation, students,
in pairs, assumed the role of run-
away slaves. .Each pair carried a
"Freedom Card" upon which to
obtain signatures of WES staff.
members., The aid of these staff
members' had been obtained in
advance,' and it was predeter-
mined which staff members,
would portray abolitionists and
which would portray slave cap-
tors.
In approaching the staff
members, students had no way of
knowing if they were a "friend".or
a "foe:'just as the runaway slaves
,of the 1800's had no way of know-
ing. Students who successfully
obtained dtie signatures of three
"abolitionists" were pronounced
free, while those who encountered
a slave captor were "recaptured
and returned to owner".
The simulation was quite suc-
cessful and made the events of
over a century past real and
meaningful.


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News Column
Faith Christian School
D.A.R. winners did a great job
Sin presenting their essays to the
ladies' at.'the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club on. Wednesday,
February 18. Kelly Geoghagan,
Mark Vinson, and Rachel Bixler
"'were honored with a luncheon
fand a medal commemorating
their achievement. Parents and
grandparents enjoyed the occa-'
'" sion \dith their students.
Students and chaperones
who went on the trip to Valdosta.
Georgia. to the Wild Adventure
Theme Park had. ,-'a wonderful:
time. MAll want a return \isit next
year.


_ _.__ _ _Students in grades four
through 12 will be, on a stepinboat
Shown in the photos above with their science fair projects on display at Chipola Junior College,, tomorrow (Friday). The group will
are Ashley Bryan (left) and Lisa Curry (right). visit the old' Gulf County
Courthouse' first thing in the
morning, and then meet at Land's
S,. Landing for, instruction and a
>-- \ *^ *boat ride.
B UIIII P O G N EW S General Mills and Campbell's'-, o' ride., 'ai
STh willhave a picnic lunch
B U L L N EW S Soup labels. Please send these to t the ark LakeAlice before
ExpectThe Bschool today! t returning to school. All students
ORTE Expect The Best are expected, to wear regular,
SPORT ST. J E When researchers look at' school uniforms (polo shirts) with,
E- LEMEN TA RY SCH OOL what makes students successful., jackets, if the weather is cool.'
____________. -.__ __ .they always find that expectations Congratulations, to our own
play a key role. If parents arid Rachel Bixler who came in third'
"Students of the Week" Spring pictures will be taken teachers hold high expectations, in the Gulf County Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to our on Tuesday, March 2. children usually live up to them. Best wishes to our winner.
"Students of the Week"... Lauren African Story Vine That's true in academics in' Lanetta Bell',-"of Port St. Joe
Brock, Raheem Clemons Anna School is Fun' Productions athletics and' it's true for Elementary, as she represents
Cordova, Carolyn Marley, Zack will present "African Story Vine" behavior as well. Gulf County in the district bee.
Tarantino, Chad Hendricks, and in our gym on Wednesday, March The good news for parents is Faith Christian's best spellers
Brian Edmonis 3. Parents are invited to attend. that you can learn how to put the in grades one through eight, who
Gulf County Spring Break power of positive expectations to' were listed in last week's Lion's
SSpelling Bee Champ School will not be held March wdrk for you. Tale, will be traveling to Pensacola
Congratulations to Lanetta 15 to 19 due to our Spring Break Your child can be a winner if to compete on Saturday, February
Bell the new Gulf County Spelling holidays., you make it clear you expect 27. We will let you know next
Bee champ. Lanetta will nowcom- Terra Nova' these three "A's": week how well they spelled,
pete in the Regional Spelling Bee. The Terra Nova will be given Attendance. Show your child Rachel Bixler will be a repre-
We are proud of you, Lanetta., to students in grades one through that you think attendance is sentative of Gulf County at the
Volunteer Spotlight five during the week of March 22. important. S.W.A.T. Summit in Palm Harbor.
Our volunteer spotlight for Report Cards Achievement. Help your The group will leave Thursday
the week is on Deborah Van Zant. rt cards for this gra child learn to set goals and and reur Sunday. We wish
Deborah volunteers-.'for Ms. ': ,. Reppit card for this grading achieve'them. .. -- 'the a s and profitable trip.
Car.sten and enjo.,s ki'iMnngsthat p Fa6d"%ll0 tbedent'homeon
Carlsten and enoys kndnom that y, March 29. If you would Attitude. Let vour' children Many thankstothe door,of a,.,
she is making a difference in a like to schedule a parent/teacher 'know you expect them to try their TV and VCR. We appreciate your,
child's life. Her hobbies include -127 1\ best. generosity.


cooking, reading. needlework.
and fishing. She attended
Pensacola Catholic High School.
Thank you, Deborah, for your
dedication to the students at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
'Spring Pictures


Dates To Remember. .
February 24-Juggling Circus
February 26-Chattanooga Star
Riverboat, kindergarten through
fifth grade field' trip
March 1-African Story Vine
March 2-Buffalo Soldiers
March 4-Water & Kids, kinder-
garten through second graders
Congratulations to our
spelling bee winners ... .from
fourth and fifth grades -Daniel
Bennett and Alisha Chavous.
Daniel won the school competi-
tion and went on to represent
Highland View Elenmentary in the
district competition. We are very
,-, proud of both of these young peo-
ple.
D.A.R.E. Graduation
Sgt. Mark Cutler of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office taught our
fifth graders for a,~period of 17
weeks about'being responsible
young people ,. They had fun,
but the matters were very serious
about drug use and abuse, self-,
defense, peer pressure, and more.
As a finish to the program, each
student had to write an essay,
which would be read during the,
graduation exercises.
Joy Martin greeted the stu-
dents and parents to the program
and led the Pledge of Allegiance to
the flag, followed by a welcome by
our principal, Minnie Likely. '
Sgt. Cutler explained that the
program was an enhancement of
what parents teach in a positive
way and build on the knowledge
of right from wrong, and how to
resist peer pressure in the use of
drugs.
At times, role models from
Port St. Joe High School came in
to speak to the students, letting
them know that they,, too, can
resist and say "Nol" Tom fBoone
won the overall essay competi-
tion, with a close second place by
Courtney Mork.
Those graduating were Tom.
Boone, Bridget Bryan, Brent
Butler, Alisha Chavous, Jeremy
Couch, Kyle Erickson; James


conuerl I cl pj-je ca zi i i
Easter Holidays
School will not be held Friday,
April 2 and Monday, April 5, due
to our Easter holidays.
Label Collection
Our 'school is collecting'


Flowers.. Taylor ,Greeni, LeeAnn
Hutchinson, Henry Kirby, Crystal
Lewis, Joy Martin, ;Courtney
Mork, Matt Nolen, Jason' Parke,
]Kortney 'Presnell, Torin Regan.
Codee Richter, -'and .-Lauren.
Stansell.
Congratulations, fifth
graders! Keep upthe good work!
Chattanooga Star River-
boat Field Trip .. Yes, we are
embarking on Friday, February
26th. on the riverboat to take a
trip up the Apalachicola River to
learn about river history, river
cleanliness, and many other
interesting things. .
Parents, for your information
we,, will be leaving about 9:00
a.m., ET. and arriving back at
school before 2:00 p.m. You will
need to, pack your child a picnic
lunch and a drink. They must
have a parent permission turned
in to go Please take care of
this!
Harnessing The Wind ...
Have you been wondering what
this was all about? I don't doubt
it! It started out as a project that
Mrs. Howell's first graders were
going to master build things
that are propelled by wind.
Well, it got a little bigger when
she announced it at a faculty
meeting. Now, it is a school-wide
item of discussion First, second,
and kindergarten will make
things like kites, parachutes, pin
wheels, etc., and have contests to
see who has the best design and
stay going or up the longest ....
Third will build boats to be
powered by 'the wind, with con-
tests the same Fourth will
build cars powered by the wind,
.:and fifth will build windmills ...
all to be in competition. The whole
school will build airplanes with a
. contest to follow also.
Beta Club Bake Sale .
Beta Club will sponsor a bake sale
on March 12th, in conjunction
with the Wind Harnessing con-
tests going' on. So have your


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


TALLADEGA 500 TICKETS '*ing their best and others are aim-
AVAILABLE! ,: ing for cruise control. Please con-
It must be Spring-baseballs tinue to "push" your student to do
are flying around, softball bats: ,his or her best. They cannot
are pinging upon contact, track afford to slack up now that so
athletes are circling the track try-.', many things -are determined by.
ing to build endurance-and the whether or not they maintain a*
weather is hot, -cold, hot, cold! 2.0 GPA or better. It's very diffi-
Often within a24 hour cycle! cult to build it back to 2: if you
ever allow it to dropl .,
It's not only tough on athletes ever a i t d
and coaches, but also on students ThsThursday February25
and teachers. Sore throats, tem- "Career Day" will be held. This is
perature and hacking coughs that ann aual event scheduled to give
hang on for weeks seem to be the highschoolers a chancetohear a
norm rather than the exceptions. wide selection of career speakers
nrmrather than th exception. who extol the virtues (and finan-
' Congratulations to' the S.J. cial rewards) of their particular
Sharks for, again capturing the i areas of expertise.
district title in boys' basketball. I knw football is not on the
They should make a strong run minds of many, but plans have,
for the State 2A title .under the been finalized for a "Spring
direction of Coach:. Vernon Jamboree" It will be held at
Eppinette. ,., Marianna High'School on May 14
Our young Gators lost out in 'and will include Marianna
the first round to Blountstown, ',! Liberty County, Sneads, and
ending a learning season that we \'ewahlitchka.'
hope will help us get back to the.... With the logjam 'of; spring
top within two years. sports, most local teams only
We're entering the seventh manage 9 to 10 days of practice
week of the third nine weeks, and before 'butting heads with each
as always, some students 'are try- other, hardly enough time to pol-
., ish anything other than desire!
money ready! Hey-are you a NASCAR rac-
monying ? Here's your, chance to
In Observance of Black ,wintwo tickets to the Talledega
History Month as classes:, Diehard 5001-Plus, pr-race pit
are talking about Harriet passes, seating beside "Victory
Tubman, George 4Washington' Lane", meals, drinks and private
Carver, and other African parking!
Americans who have made a dif- n
ference in our lives and in Who else but the WHS cheer-
American history, we have two leaders can give you all this for
Arizona Chemical-sponsored pro-, $1. They're raffling off two of
grams coming the first of Miarch-. these dkets with'all the1'frills-'.
... "African Story Viie" dn d "The tickets are 'only ,$1, so increase'
your'chance of winning by spend-
Buffalo Soldiers" from School is ,your chance of winning by spend-
Fun productions. fhing $5 or $10. The ticket packet is
Fun produergarteions Registra- worth several hundred dollars
Kindergarten Registra The drawing will be held April
tion Parents with children' T lohth.


who are ready to enter Kinder-
garten for the 1999/2000 year are
asked to prepare with the follow-
ing: birth certificate, Social.
Security number, up-to-date
immunizations, and a Florida
physical. Look out soon for the
date to register at Highland View
Elementary School.


If you're a race fan (and plen-
ty of you are) find a WHS varsity
cheerleader and demand that she
sell you some chances Don't let
them tell you they don't have any
morel No-I don't know when the
race is, but it will be on your win-
ning tickets! Have a great week.


1998-.99
Well, ,Shark fans, I hope
everyone is geared up for the
activities coming to Port St. Joe
High School. With baseball sea-
son starting, we ,should all be
occupied.
The Sharks'
baseball team had
three games sched-
uled for this week.
On Tuesday, Febru-
>ary 23, they faced
Marianna at 5:00
p.m.: On Friday the
26th, they will be ,
playing at Wakulla at .'
7:00. and at Florida
High on the 27th.
Game time is at
1:00. Good luck,
guys! y
g The Tiger Sharks
basketball team, is
doing great. Congrat-
ulations to them for their 73-42
victory over Blounrtstown for the
district title. This is. the 6th con-
secutive year they: have won the,,
district title. Great job, guys!
Wednesday, February 24th,
was "Emergency Awareness


, ". '. ,, ,

W ewahitchka Eleme

School News


By Linda Whitfield


Clay Pridgeon is CP "Student B
of the Week" in Grade 1 V
Doris Jean Whitten chose the
six year old son of Bud and Pache fo
Pndgeon and Angie and Shane a]
Johnson as her choice for st
"Student of the Week". Clay likes vC
to play his Nintendo and play with_ o0
Kavyla. Carol. Erika. and Santana. H
S6me of his favorites are: TV' B
show. "Sailor Moon";: color, blue;
and song. "You Are Not Alone".
Clay says this about himself, al
"I like to work at school. I'm proud to
of myself when I read." Miss Doris to
Jean says. "Clay is a wonderful cc
student. He always follows the ba
rules and tries his best. He has fo
lots of hugs to give away."
Clay will receive a free pizza
fromin the Dixie Dandy, compli- an
ments of Will Mclemore. sc
Little Valentine Winners Fe
Are Announced; d
w The winners for each category 'bst
were: Little Miss Sweetheart,
Paige Loudermilk; Little Miss w(
Valentine, Katlyn Gortman; Miss ha
Valentine Sweetheart, Courtney m
tr


Middle

School New's


By: Margaret Gibson
Congratulations to the
"Students of the Week"-slxth
grade, Nick Hunter; seventh
grade. Kiandra Johnson; and
eighth grade, ,Katie Geoghagan
and Aaron Hamm.
Sixth and seventh graders get
ready! There are 14 days left until
Terra Nova. Good luck!!i
Port St. Joe Middle School's
girls softball team will play its
first game on March 2 in
Carrabelle. Support 'our girls!
Good luck!
. Port St. Joe Middle School
wold like to thank the following
parents arid teachers for' helping
take the eighth graders. to see
"Guys and Dolls". Thank you to
Mrs. Gaddis and Mrs. Powell, our
parent chaperones.
Thank you, Mr. Cox, for being
the chaperone from the district
office, thanks to Mrs. Weimorts
for making the arrangements with.
the Martin Theater, and finally
thanks to our bus drivers, Mr.
Gowan and Mrs. Williams.
Thank you to all parents
who sent refreshments to our
annual Valentine's dance and
to Mrs. Gaddis, Mrs. Powell, and
Mrs. Davis, a great big "thank
you" for serving them.
Registration for ninth grade
was held on Monday, and will also
be held on Friday, February 26.


Day". This was a statewide event.
in which students participated in;r
tornado drills. All students par"1
ticipated. :
Another big congratulations'
to 1994 graduate, Zyris Hill. This,
past Saturday, Zyris
represented Florida
B State in the ACC
Indoor Track and;
Field Championship'
In Blacksburg, Vir-
ginia. Zvrls earned
ACC All-Conference
honors when .he
placed third in the
long jump (24'7"),
._ third in the mile
relay (3:12), and,
sixth in the 400
meter (47:80). ,
^ On Mlarch 1, at
7:00 p.m., the Porti
St. Joe High School
drama class will pre-'
sent "The Haunting of
Hathoway House" and the "Gift of
the Magi: Revised."
This will be held in'the Port,
, St. Joe Elemnentary School audi-.
torium. There will 'be no admis-'
sion fee. Come out and enjoy the,
show!


,ntary






remer: and Miss Gulf County
valentine. Monique Adkins.
Thanks to all the contestants
ir entering. A special thank you
so goes out to the wonderful
aff. the board of directors and
volunteers. This pageant has been
going since 1973-Bonnie
garrison s "brainchild. Thanks,
onnie!
A.Lightspan
Tuesday., February 23. sever-
parents came to an orientation
Secure materials'for their child
enhance important skills and
)ncepts. Michael Jordan, not the
basketball star. is the coordinator
r Lightspan.
Hoe Cakes
You could smell the grease.
id fried corn bread all over our
school. During the month of>.:'
february, teachers in the pnrmar
apartment usually read their
udents GEORGE WASHING-
)N'S BREAKFAST. Afterwards, .
e feast on the same breakfast he
id: three cups of tea and as
any hoe-cakes. ft 'you want to
y it; mix 'cornmeal, salt, and
water and fry:it. Delicious.
What Is That Bald Thing?
Teresa Altman and her little
daughter Courtney came into my
Inda Whitfield) room and imme- i;
ately asked, "What is that bald
ing in your room?" She "was"'
fearing to the terrarium with the,
*ad plants!.
WES Is Collecting
If you .have' Campbell's Soup
abels 'and would like to donate
hem to some student you know,,
ley~vwould love to have them. The
lass that has the most will win a
ice prize at the end of April.


Meredith Godfrey

College Bound'
Meredfth Godfrey is the latI-)
est of Port St. Joe High School's'.'
1999 seniors to be accepted to a'
university following: gradiiationr
ceremonies in May. She recently.':,
received notification of her
acceptance by Auburn Unilver- .,
sity in Alabama. She will be .;
attending Auburn in the i fall
pursuing a career in medicare
research. Meredith is thed -
daughter of Rick and, Edith.,
Godfrey.


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from Highland View Elementary School


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1999 PAGE 5B


Revival Services at Abe Springs Baptist
Abe Springs Baptist Church will be in revival from March 1 through March 7. Everyone is
invited to attend and asked to
please bring a friend or two along.
A Special music will be included,
MEDITATIONS OF A and those who attend can expect
t to see a powerful move of God.
"' erBrother David Nichols, pastor
; of Beach Baptist Chapel, will be
By.LOWELL F. ADAMS ".presenting God's word. Everyone
is asked to pray that God will


less eacn worship service.
For more information, please
call Bro. Alan Pitts at 674-5880.
Abe Springs Baptist Church is
located on Highway 275 South.
(Phone: 674-4376) The pastor and
congregation hope to see you
there.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
.^! : 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING W IP ET EENNG WORSHIP 11:IP 600 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesd'v Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meedng; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
`O taste and see rhar rlhe Lord is aood: bles.ed is rhe man that rntetrlh, in Him."
Please accept this tnitirion ro jtoi nu in worship. God bleis ywu!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725.
For information concerning our bus ministry. ple-ie 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. .. ... 1100 ll a.m.
Sunday Evening Service : . ... 6:30 p.m..
Wednesday. I. .. . .... ... 7'. ZOOp .
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With'Us



first United Methocist Church
'111 North 22nd Street* Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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)
+i+l X+ Sunday School.9:45
ST.L JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
. 1 .IJ N8:00 am. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


Do IBelieve? ;
"This is the work of
God, that ye believe"
,, ,John 6:29

JOHN THE SIXTH CHAPTER, great crowds
o ople listened to Jesus. Some asked Him what
they could do to fulfill the will and work of God.,
Jesus told them to "Believe on Him who God has
sent is the work of God." (verse 29)
Just about everyone, even little school children,
know John 3:16.. "God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The Zondervan Amplified Bible has that verse of
Scripture like this: "God so greatly loved and dearly
prized the world, that He even gave up His only
begotten unique Son, so that Whoever believes in,
Trusts in, clings to, relies,.on Him, shall not perish,
come to destruction, or be lost, but shall have eternal
everlasting life."
The Bible (God's Word), is so very clear in its
directions for us to accept His Gift of eternal life, we
need never miss out on this one and only,
opportunity to avoid the fiery destruction of this old
world. (See Second Peter 3:10).
Dr. John R. Rice told me one time about a man
who. told him he was wasting his time on religion.
'"There is no such thing as God pr heaven", he said.
Dr Rice said he told that man, "I could never be
.happier than I am as a Christian., If I am wrong
about God and heaven, when I die I will have lost
nothing. My life has been completely satisfying and I
.am happy. But you say there is no God. When you
die, and find out you were wrong, where will you
be? You will, have lost everything. Who then will
:have been wasting time?"
Today is the right time for us to accept Jesus
.and be sure of the eternal future. We never know if.
we will will see tomorrow-or even the next hour.
When I die, my destiny is already decided by my
'faith or lack of it. The end of the world has come, as
far as I am concerned. Faith in Jesus saves the lost.


Community Gospel
Sing at Beach Baptist
Chapel on Feb. 27th
Beach Baptist Chapel will be
hosting a community wide gospel
sing on February 27.'" Please
attend this special time of sharing
the gospel of Jesus Christ in song
and testimony. Don't forget to
bring a friend.
The sing will begin at 7:00
p m.. ET. If you have any ques-
tions, please call 647-5026 or
769-8725. Beach Baptist Chapel
is located at 311 Columbus Street
at St. Joe Beach. Everyone is
encouraged to attend and not
miss this blessing.


threescore and ten, or even by
reason of strength fourscore; yet,
their span is but toil and trou-
ble; they are soon gone, and we
fly away."
All of us are mortal. There is
a time to be born and a time to
die. We all know this, even if we
don't want to accept this.
The important thing is what
we do with our lives in between
these two dates. As a youth I'
gave my life to Christ. Like


many people I wandered away from my Lord. ] was not
a very bad person, but my priorities shifted away from,
God. This story has been told many times.
Many years ago, I came looking for meaning in my
life; and I discovered Jesus was waiting for me. I have
lived more than threescore and ten years. I love the
Lord more and more, as time goes by.


New Writers Group to Meet


All area writers and the gen-
eral public are invited to attend
the'next meeting of The Panama
City Professional Writers
Association. The group will meet
on Tuesday, March 2, 'at 6:30
p.m. at the Northside Baptist,
Church, room #115. The church
is located at 530 Airport Road
(corner of Airport Road and 19th
Street).
Lawience Gordon, the author
of User Friendly. the Ghost
Chronicles: Vol. 1, will be speak-
ing on novel writing and the role
Sof authors in promoting their ,'
books. Membership Is open to
'both published writers and those
interested in becoming so.
This new association plans to
meet regularly and have Infor-ma-
tive speakers, offer workshops,
and provide members and guest
with the opportunity to share
their writing with others.
The group will strive to pro-


vide the area with a solid struc-
ture that will evolve into a forum
for writers to learn and share,
while becoming a positive force to
foster literary achievement and:
promote goodwill within the com-
munity. Future plans include,
writing contests, seminars on the
various aspects of the craft of
writing, and literary publications.

Heartwarming Thanks,
We would like to sendiheart- !v
warninhg- thanks to all our friends
and neighbors, in the community
for the love, support,. cards, food,.
and flowers during this time of
sadness. We are blessed to live in
such a caring community. We
would like. to express special
thanks to the White City and Long
Avenue Baptist Churches for
always being there in times of
need.
The Family of Gary Davis


Two Nights of
The Sonshine Gospel Singers
Association invites you to attend
two great nights of gospel music.
On Friday, February 26th, at the
1st Assembly of God Church in
Blountstown the concert will start
at 7:00 p.m., CT, ;and on
Saturday, February 27th, at the
Wewahitchka Community Center
it will begin at 6:00 p.m., CT,
Those scheduled to appear
include-from Central Florida,
The Flowers, Majene.Ewing, and
The Lyles; from Port St Joe,
DayStar; and featuring from
Science Hill, Kentucky, the blue-
grass gospel sound of The


!Living Hearts Day!
at New Bethel AME
Living Hearts Day:at New
Bethel AME Church. will take
place on Sunday. February. 28. at
11:00 a.m. The speaker will be
Pastor Willie Mae Mason of
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church
of Port St. Joe. Rev. Calvin Griffin
Sr. and the congregation of New
Bethel would like to invite you to
attend and join hearts with them.


Gospel Music
Daltons.
Make plans to take your fam-
ily and enjoy both great nights of
gospel music. No admission will
be charged; a love offering will be
taken. For more information you
may call, (850) 229-8194.

Business Summit
at New Covenant
Bishop Napoleon and Pastor
Phyllis Pittman will host a busi-
ness summit for employers/
employees on Saturday, February
27, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 at
New Covenant Church, located at
252 Avenue E In Port St. Joe.
There will be a $10.00 regis-
tration fee; lunch will be provided.
or more information, call Debbie.
Ward at 229-8137; if necessary
you may leave a message.


t osip a te
Churh ofYou
Choice this S.undl~ayl


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

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


Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .......................................... .....10 a.m.
M morning Service ................................................. 1 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


I,
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508 Sixtee


Sunday Wor
Adult Schoo
*Sunday School
*Young i

Pastor Rev. J


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH'
S, .. ..... L Sixteenth Street
enth Street 227-1756
ship .. 10 a.m.
ol . .. lla.m. a

Children
*Nursery Available r


Reid Cameron Highwa


y 71 / Cecil Cosin Sr Blvd.
'*~ ~ .


1 [ F First Blaptist Church


JESUS CHRIST- HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

Liberty Bible Church
"Welcomes Ton To Its Serices

S,, \, Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m.
.-_ 102 Liberty Manor Circle Port St. Joe

Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912



First Chrck ,of ke azarene


2420 Log' Avenue Port S1. :oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. 6 %'e L,,,to' the Lo,'d the 91I.Jyi
Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a. m. Je H im i n 'e, w.''rshlip the
Sunday Evening Worship .......... 6 p.m. Lord in thle be LLty of Ioliness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2

\ / The friendly place to worship!

S71First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


ftiv1.


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
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: Worship
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Si
6 p.m. Wednesday 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


IS
sunday
y


102 THIRD STREET
Allen Welborn
Pastor


* PORT ST. JOE
Buddy Gaswell
Minister of Music & Youth


I1- r I |Sunday School ................... 9:45 am
"11 I | I -,Worship Service . . ....... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training ...... ............. 6:00,pm
Evening Worship ........... ........ 7:00 pm
Wednesday'Prayer Meeting.. .......... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


Port St. JAe 229-6707
Bill Taylor, Pastor


Sunday School .. .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ... . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service . . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


4


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


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Environmental Impact Meetings Set For F-22 Jet


The United States Air Force
published a "Notice of Intent" ti
prepare an Environmental Impact


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If ydu or a family member
attended college during 1998, you
should look closely at the new tax
laws providing tax breaks for the
costs of post secondary educa-
tion.
The Hope Credit is a tax cred-
it equal to 100% of your first
$1,000. The maximum credit is
$1,500 per student, per year. It is
only available for the first two
years of post secondary educa-
tion, and the credit phases out for
taxpayers with adjusted gross
income between $40,000 and
$50,000 for single filers and
$80,000 to $100.000 for joint
returns.
The Lifetime. Learning Credit
is available 'for qualified tuition
paid after June 30, 1998. The
credit is 20% of qualified expens-
es up to $5,000 each year per
taxpayer.
This credit is not restricted to.
the. first two years of post sec-
ondary education, and may-be
used every year in which qualified
expenses are incurred. Again, the
credit phases out at the same


Statement on the conversion of
training operations from the F-15
"Eagle" to the F-22 'Raptor" jet


adjusted gross income levels of
the Hope Credit stated above.'
Up to $1,000 ofinterest'paid
on student loans is a new above -
the-line deduction, which allows
even non-itemizing, taxpayers to
claim a deduction. The loan must
be used to finance' qualified high-:
er education expenses such as
tuition, fees, room and board.
and books. The deduction phases
out with adjusted gross: income
between $40,000 and'$55,000 for
single filers and 860,09Q,' top
$75,000, for joint returns.
Generally, qualified tuition'
and related expenses are ultoton-
and fees required for enrollment
or attendanceat an: eligible insti:-;
tution. It is important.tonote that
student activity fees, health fees,
and athletic feps,,are not eligible
for the credit. Also,!; the cost' of
books is fiot eligible. Eligible
expenses are determined in the'
year paid. and may not be carried
forward to the next 'year; -.
For tax relief, talk with your
investment advisor or,your local,
tax professional.


fighter. The "Notice of Intent"
appeared in the Federal Register
on February 17th.
.. An environmental impact
statement is an environmental
analysis, process that results in a
detailed public document that
leads to-a record of decision for a
proposed action.
P:;. Public participation is inte-
Sgral to this Environmental Impact
Statement process, which ma,.
take about 18 months to com-
plete. The National Environmen-
tal Policy Act requires federal ,
agencies, to prepare a detaLled
environmental analysis before :
committing resources lor signii-
cant proposed actions.
The "Notce of Intent" marks
the.. first phase of tli'
Environmental Impact Statement
process known as scoping. Th.e
Sscoping process, expected to take
about .six weeks, requires public
meetings for the solicitation of,0
issues; and concerns from ethe
general public, local, state and..-
federal' agencies to determine' the
, key environmental resource areas!
that will be' analyzed in the


Environmental Impact Statement.
Scoping meeting dates. Lime
and locations are: '
'March 9th at 7:30 p.ii':-
(Eastern) in the Community
Center, No., 1 Battery Park in"'
Apalachicola.
:':*March .10th: at 7:30 p.m.
(Central)' in the' Chipola Junior -
College, Public Service Building.
4487 Long House Court in .
Marianna. .
SiMarch' l'th at 7:00 p.mn:.
(Eastern),,' ,at \Florida State i -


University, in Moore Auditorium,
Oglesby Student Union Building
in Tallahassee.
*March 12th at 7:30 p.m.
(Central), at Gulf Coast
Community College, in the
Gardner Seminar Room in
Panama City.
Community members will be
encouraged to comment on the
proposed program during the
meetings. Comments can be
either oral or written. All public
comments will be addressed dur-
ing the further investigation into


the feasibility of this action.
For more information prior to
the scoping meetings or during
the environmental analysis
process, please contact Herman
Bell, Public Affairs, Tyndall Air
Force Base, 325 FW/PA, 445
Suwannee Road, Suite 129.
Tyndall AFB, FL '32403, (850)
283-8572.


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ST. JOE BEACH. 229 Selma 2 bedroom/2BA mobile home (very good cond ) on 75 xl62't
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8228 Highway 98, St. Joe Beach
Brand new 1100 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2
story beach house located in prime
commercial area. Don't miss out on this
one! $149,900.


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647-3633
a lt P r n p r t l In Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
,,,J L Lrl,^ y :e. sL:.L JL 1.L /, JL.n 647-8939
..~. .., : ,. ,:, ; : *: Joy Holder 648-8493 ..:
Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-3 Tom Graney 647-3736
Hwy.98 2221CRC-3Q Marlene Harris 647-5316
ach, FL'32410-, Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay I n.-e- Patricia Raap 648-5965
146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 EALT Donna Selfert- 648-59
S.... ... Joan Smithwick 6474150


NEW LISTINGS: Across from Beach'- 111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex
St. oe Beah, 342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR 3BA with Gulf view 45 steps across from dedicated beach.
G Corodo S. ulf view from glassed-in dining area. Great arrange-
comtfortable approx 2800 st home nestled on 2 large ment wth m er bdrm 1 ba., kitchen, dining, living
lots. Bath on each of 3 leeis. Stairs on side and out ment th mter bdrm ba., kitchen. dining, liing
for safety. Losb of decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main areaupstairs. Bdr. ba. downtair, garage it
ving levels. Lots of room on ground floor for game ,au to door opener. 118,900.
room, office, bedrooms, or could be used as large : GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
apartment. Ground floor used to be antique shop, 705 Gulf Aire Dr.- Gulf Aire Subd. Very nice 3 br '2
office and storage, ch,;, stove. Lots of possibilities ba single le el home in like new cond. Spacious home
Must see. $165,000. w,over 21,00 sf of open floor plan w, bright central
Port St. Joe, 2106 Cypress Ave. 135'xl20' ft. 4BR" 3 kitchen great rm, Ig. Fla. rm., master bdrm. suite and
.,'.BAtajrge ea"- .. .. .... p. liv'g rov split bdrm plan Set on a nicely landscaped 75'\120
SPlsuai ei atiy. i1o0ti;d.t n groundpo" t''rO. a 'rprac, fenced'bitk .'ard and large arbor patio
and hot tub, almost new.* calr garage. Ameni'ues proVide indoor. outdooriviting at its best. 2. car garage
too numerous to list, all for onl' $182,500. Call & loads of storage complete this pkg. and all within
Marlene at 648-5146. steps of a private dedicated beach, tennis courts &
swimming pool in gulf County's nicest planned com.
St. Joe Beach, Pelican Walk Subd., 8206 Pelican unity. Niusi see to appreciate. $173,292.b6.
Walk Lane. Very nice 2 bedroom, 1 ba unit muty. ut ee o apprate. n3,292.8.
triplex. Upstairs BR has neat loft study, ch..a, stove, PORT ST. JOE
dishwasher, deck, shed. Good price at $72,500 1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
Mexico Beach, vacant lot, beachside. 100 S. 38th block home with aluminum siding approx 2500 SF. A
St. 1.'2 block to beach! Water tap, 75'x90' lot Lot 12, new addition of master BR w.'sitting room & ba 1.5
Bik 6, Unit 5, $85.900. yrs. old, sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl, carpet,
Mexico Beach, across hwy. from beach, 103 N. 27th ch.' a, stove, re1rig., dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
St. Neat and comfortable 2 BR,' IBA home, ch .a, Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Sl.ean and omar eu hgo na lust see to appreciate. ,9W.-99. Reduced to $88,000.
screen porch. Separate studio building for doing. R
,'our own thing. Beautifully landscaped with many COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
palm trees. Short block and halt to beach. $131,000. '3114 ,Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only.
Beacon Hill -, 9230 Auger Ave;,-Large 3BR '2BA Established, charming 1950's style soda shop oper.
Some on (2; 50x00' lots ch'a, re'rig.,'dishwasher, acting from leased building centrally located with
gas oven, cook top, and hot water heater. Block to heavy traffic Shop serves frozen yogurtand,soft ice'
beach. 93,500. '. ,,i cream and offers a line of gifts and souvenirs. Main'
Mexico Beach Location Location!!! 106 D 34th equipment includes 2 Tayldr model 754@ double,
St. beachside of Hw'.9S. 3BR 2BA, lit ing and din- batch freezers, 1 Ta'lormate model 152,.- single
ing room, kitchen, laundry and' screened porch, batch freezer, rnew Flavorbest:,' syrup dispenser for'
great lew!' This won't last long at $14S,900, so hur- 8 additional flavors, Ig. topping bar, refrigeration
ry and call Marlene at 648-5146. and freezer storage, and a 400#ice machine. Call for
214 7th St. Port St. Joe. Totally renovated in 1990," more info. $3,500.
3 bedrlIM large Notel -4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four.
lots, CUN MIiFfO llndow lots, gurte swimming pool, boat parking, ,go od, ,
treatments. Great porches. 10'\l0 dog kennel with investment potential. $550,000.
concrete fldor.. $S5,000. Nl Mexico Beach MNiarina located on Mexico Beach
Gulf Font I Hyv. -30-E, Cape Blas. 7921 Cape Canal 4 lots. bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,.
SSan. Bias Rd. 113 ft. Gulf.frontiVWell maintained, boat docks, 3,000 t sq. ft bldg. $690,000.
.splt .floor plan, 3 bedroom. 2 fullbath, double '.vtde HOWARD CREEK
mobile home, 'ro. l1.11 t s 'IFie.lace, wall to HOWVARD CREEK 472 and 490 01d Bay CityI Rd.,
wall N washing Two adjoining 1,, 2 acre lots paved access all the way-
,ma i t c er T en from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed.
fans, and al'l,vindow dressings st with home. Root Nicely wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered
s 2 vrs old nd A C unit s thi year. largeI .culvert access already in place and these are high lots.
screened in porch. and deck Propprty is appro- 2.030 $8,000' each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting
acres and runs from the highway to the Gult. Excellent retreat or develop one and sell one.
investment'property or quiet private get.awa,. Call WEWAHITCHKA
Patricia at 227-2511. $395 000 WEWAHITCHKA ,
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1. Lot 4, Block #, $10j000. '310 Lakeview 'Dr. Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka.
Great lakefront retreat just minutes from the Gulf.
-Mexico Beach Seafood Restauant and' lounge Like new manufactured home 3:bedrooms/2 ba.
located on the canal with 6 boat slips. Price includes Florida room living/dining combo. Over 1400 sq. ft.
the business, two canal front lots, thee restaurant, all still under manufacturers' warranty; finished with top
furnishings and inventory. Call for particulars. of the line materials and appliances all set on a nicely
$650 00(0. ., landscaped 1/2 acre waterfront lot on Lake Como.
'BEACHFRONT -78 Gulf Pin Dr. -.Gulf Pines Beautifully finished fully insulated 10'x20' detached
Subdivisi'on.'One of the finest gulf front homes in the workshop, plus garden and boat sheds combined with
area gorgeous 5,bedroom, 2 bath home with many a private boat dock provide total recreation package.'
amenities including electric storm shutters, irrigaticnn. Fish orswim off your own boat dock, relax in your;
system. custom counter tops 12' ceilings, glass block ispa tub in the Florida room, or troll on your private
in master bath, extensive decking, boardwalk to the lake. All beautifully maintained in move-in condition
beach, fireplace and elevator The nicely landscaped you must see to appreciate. $94,900.
home has a wrap around porch, sundeck with sun- 148 Lucy Dr., Wewahitchka. UNIQUE! Great home
brella, and a screened porch. ,Comes with icemaker close to the best fishing. 3 br 2.5 ba. log home. Lots of
refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite dish and win- room 3600 SF approx. on 3 lots! 2 CH/A units, gas
dow treatments. Located on almosi 1 acre. $489,900. stovb, refrigerator, ceiling fans, 2 car garage. Many


GULF FRONT
Brand new gulf front home, 62d4 Hwy. C-30, near
Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all elec. home. Approx.
'1800 sq. ff., 200 ft. dune walkover, metal roof, carpet
and tile floors. Covered porch, paved parking under-
neath, outside shower. $250 000,
BEACHSIDE
SummerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St.iMexicb' Beach.
Summer fun is what this SummerPlace has to offer; 2
'bedrooms, 11 2 baths,.approx. 'I000 q. ft. plus patio
off back, completely furnished. Unit conscientiously
maintained by original owners. Most units in this
group on rental programs.Reduced to $94,500.00
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
34th St. Mexico Beach. Well maintained 2 bd., 1 ba.,
single wide mobile home (only), is housed on lot #18
in'the Big Gator Trailer Park and is just a short walk to
the beach. This home is a must see, comes fully fur-
nished and is priced to sell. $11,000.


extras. Well built and maintained. $.49,90,.Reduced
to $137,900.
OVERSTREET
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan
mobile home on cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved
road, all utilities, well, septic, satellite dish. Perfect
for your country living, yet within 10 minutes to
two towns. Priced to sell at $275X9, Reduced to
$25,000.

LOTS

CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
CAPE SAN BLAS / Bayfront-101 ft. of bay frontage
overlooking Pig Island, 490 ft. of depth from Pig
Bayou to C-30, over one acre across from Antilles Dr.
Tremendous opportunity for secluded estate or multi-
ple home sites; great view, and water access to the bay,
only $105,000.


San Blas Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14, 19, 21 $34.,500. Lots 23,
25, 28, 30 $2",500 Lots, 36, 38 40 $15,500
Gulf S "'T lots
clear; .aER oNTRACTlos
MEXICO BEACH r
Nexi 94J psqd gulf
%vnew. Y ,,. I'. ?115,000
firm.
BEACON-HILL
Baxter Mobile Home$,_Sb,..J6t-8,. Jhis.-is a.-s red-'
lot in an exclusive -ub. covered by covenants and
restriction-, just off of SuiiRa) Dr. Some owner
financing may be available. $35,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts


Gulf Aire Sub. Phase II. Gulfaire Drive -
' 72.6'x21 02'x150 '1,-l."'3'. Lot 26, Blk. D, Sellers are
highly motivated and will entertain all offers.,%
$26,000.
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, Block A. $22,000
each.

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Mobile Homes or Hdu es
Pi.ne NI FR-TRA5 Nlk across
from .Ic7."2 uui1 each
OVERSTREET AREA
2 very nice lots in Creekwood Subd. Short distance
from Hwy. 386. Lot 16 approx. 101 x 230; lot 17
approx 296 x 79'. Reduced to sell at $6,900 ea. or
$12,000 both.
Overstreet area: Build your home onthjI lgparcel
of lani t C, r" xRA canal.
Take l e d to $69,000.

Overstreet Area Roberts Landing Rd., Hwy. 386-
WATERFRONT -Intracoastal Waterway 35.9 acres.
Pines and. assorted low scrub make up these beautiful
acres, great investment for developer, or secluded
home site. Electric and phone lines on property, sev-
i eral deeded access points, 623 88' water frontage, set-
backs,apply. MLS #2687. Call ,850-227-2511 for more
information. $260,000.
Wetappo Creek Estates. Beautiful wooded lot on
paved road in area restricted fto homes only. Creek
access and just 10 mins. from the beach. lot size 110 x
200. $6,000.
1.27 acre. 101' Hi i 861 ntage. Close to
Intracoastal Water r L l es from beach.
$13,500.00.. -
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot, size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000. ': p. ,xm t
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2,
Blk. C. Has septic tank,'houses only, 110' x 200',
$9,000.
WEWAHITCHKA
Wewahitchka area Stone Mill Creek Estates cor-
ner of South Dianna St. and Creekview Dr. 2 beau-
tiful lots approx. 2.5 acres, 635.81' paved road
frontage. This property has been cleared, some trees
remain. Lots are high ahd dry, this is beautiful coun-
try. For more information call 227.2511. $20,500.
C. L. Morgan Sub. Vacant lot. Beautiful wooded


corner lot on paved street. 73.4' x 70'x144' approx.,
this property has never flooded and is zoned for Res.
home or mobile home. Just 1 min. from the Dead
Lakes or 20 mins. from the beach. All mineral rights
convey. $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka.
Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7'
waterfront x 252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded
lot with direct access tothe Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this 'lot is zoned
for homes or mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build
the home of your dreams in this quiet, wooded sub-
division and still be just 20 min. from the beach.
$10,000.
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IN RE: The Maniage of
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Husband penuoner
and .

MARGARET J. HOBBS,.
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 99-
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199a9 and ile thie v nenr. i tr Lhe Clerk of thus
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Hyundai, 1996 Sonata 4 dr., leather
interior, a/c, am/frn, tape & cd play-
erpower windows & door locks, $5,800
obo. 648-4369. Itc 2/25
1988 K-5 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, full size,
ac, at, $6,000 obo. 647-3561. ltc 2/25
Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe, 401 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 227-1416
will be accepting bids from Feb. 22,
1999 thru March 4, 1999 on the follow-
ing vehicle: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500
4i truck. Citizens Federal Savings Bank
reserves the right to reject any and all
bids. ltc 2/25
'79 Bronco, mint, new paint, 70,000
miles, ac, at, mag wheels, many acc.
Must see, no rust. $6,500. 647-8245.
ltc 2/25
1989 Chevy Cavalier, runs great, lots of
newf $1,250 obo. 229-2604. 2tp 2/18





34' Hatteras w/reef & king permits,.
Volvo diesels, good condition, Sitex elec-
tronics, life raft w/eperb, many extras.
648-4365. tfe 2/25
1994 Honda outboard motor, 9.9 hp low
hours, $1,200 obo, plus extra marine
equipment. 647-8997. 2tc 2/25
'99 40 hp Johnson, with tiller handle,
$2.500. 229-6412. 2tp 2/18
Two jet skis, '93 SeaDoo,-'95 Yamaha
Waverunner, $5,000 for pair. Excellent
condition. 639-3932. 2tp 2/18


Local %ending business for sale. 5 full
size vendmng machines already on site.
Many other local sites available. These 5
*** machines are producing $400 to $500
PROFIT per month. The route requires
about 4 hours per week to run. T busl-.
ness could easily be expanded. The
machines alone are valued in excess of
k2.500 First $3,000 or best offer.
Would also consider, trade for pickup
truck of equal value. For more informa-
tion call Scott Hoffman at 229-2798..


Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
,monthly, includes utili--
ties. Call 229-7121.
tfc.2/4


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
OfeC 509 4th St.
SPort St. Joe, FL

229-6200


Available Soon! One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Available
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
f VOICE/TrTY ACCESS LJ
S(352) 472-3952


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


HHH1\


Furnished and unfurnished 2 & 3 bed-
room units year around. Call Crystal
Sands Realty, Inc., 648-4400. ltc 2/25
2 bedroom. duplex, unfurnished,
Beacon Hill. 647-3220. 2tc 2/18
Gulfaire, 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
1 car garage. Call 227-9657. 2tp 2/18
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. 4tc 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 facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished, fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 2/4
Very nice two bedroom. I bath apart-
ment, in Port St. Joe. $390 month plus
$250 deposit. Please no pets. For more
information, call 229-6527. tfc 2/4'
2 bedroom house, nice yard, ch&a, 456
Madison St., $420 month, $420 securi-
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 2/4
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 1g. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove. fully carpeted. No
. P.ets. ..... ...... ^,., ..... .,. r
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

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




Gulf iew

Mini Storage
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

so50-I9-6310
fc 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 to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access'5 4
'(352) 472-3952 LJ
fc74


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
S* On-site Management
Voice/TlY Access
(352) 472-3952
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
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tfec


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





Yard Sale: 8210 Pelican Walk, St. Joe
Beach, 8:00 till. GREAT ITEMS.I
WE NEED A
PRETTY FACE
Local Children Featured
Want to see your children featured in our
local paper? Well,you canI All children,
brought by parent or guardian, will be
photographed for a feature to be run'
soon. Simply make'your appointment by
calling 227-1278 now. All photos will be
-published and there's NO CHARGE or
obligations This is for all ages and
GROUPS tool If you've'been wanting a
nice family portrait, we can!do that for,
you also-just call the above number. Only
I the kids will be published.
Yard Sale: Sat., Feb. 27, 12 ga. shotgun,
.30-.30 rifle, camera w/telephone lens,
TV, tires, 'chairs and table, car radio,
chain saw, mandolin/fiddle. 287
Plantation Dr., 227-3166. 'Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. till,
111 Pdriwinkle Dr., in GulfAfi-e Subd.
Carport Sale: Saturday, Feb. 27th, rain
or shine, 8:00, no early birds PLEASE!
'334 Bay St., St. .Joe Beach. :
Carport Sale: Sat.. Feb. 27,'8 a.m. CST,
237 Nan Nook Rd.. Mexico Beach. Tool
box for large truck, furniture, electric
heater, misc. items.
Moving Sale: Sat., Feb. 27, 310 16th
St., PSJ, 8-12. t, p 2/25


Don't Miss This! White Elephant Salel
St. Joseph's Church Hall at 20th &
Palm Blvd. Sat.. Feb. 27th from 7:00
a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Sale wilU be held
rain or shine! Partial list of items:
single bed with mattress 4 tires,
(P235-75-R15). TV sets, monitor, silk
flowers, golf balls, furniture, record
turn tables, exercise equipment.
'household appliances, etc. etc;,'etc.


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


Glynn Dykes
Drywall
'No ob too big, or too small"
227-1785
Free Estimates Insured

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
,PLUMBING REPAIRS


Termite&


Residential
Commercial
Pest Control


Termite. Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFea Corarol *Condominiums
SHo' ,,'rC.ia Pest Control New Treatment/
SPeal Esiie iw[:,'i Reports Construction Sites

QWFAMILY OWNED,
PLEASANTT& PROFESSIONAL
Servng' Gulf Co. & Surrounding Area'
Free Estimates & Inspections
/ 1 '


HEL WANTEDb iI


: ^ Clerk Typist to answer telephone,
a f: general typing, filing, and other clerical
duties as required. High school diploma
or equivalency, ,typing skills of 40
W cwpm, and competence in general cleri-
cal skills required. Computer skills and
word processing required. Position will
be in the Gulf and Franklin counties.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 1999.
Applications may be picked up at: Gulf'
Coast Community College. Human
Resources, Administration Annex Room
104, 5230 W. U. S. Hy. 98. Panama
City, FL 32401. GCCC is an Equal


WANTED LICENSED REAL ESTATE
person. Call Crystal Sands Realty. Inc.
648-4400. tc 2/25'

Immediate Opening: Accounts payable
/ pa\Toll clerk. Good organizational and
communication skills required. Must be
able to meet deadlines and accomplish
multiple tasks. Experience preferred.
Apply In person. Sunrise of Bay St.
Joseph, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. 2tc2/25
The Dunes Beach Restaurant, opening
the 'end of March, 1999. Providing
seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken and a'
host of specialties in a 'friendly
environment with great service ,and
excellent food. Located on the beach of
beautiful Cape San Bias, just a ,12
minute drive from Port St. Joe.'
I am accepting applications for the
following positions: cooks, salad prep.
dishwashers, waiter / waitress.,.
Please forward resume or apply in per-.
son to: The Dunes Restaurant, 3625
Cape San Bias Rd.,, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, attn: Ken Whittaker.
Assistant Coordinator of Criminal
Justice to coordinate and instruct in
the'C6rrecUonal Office Basic Standards
Program in Gulf and Franklin counties.
Schedule and visit all classes and train- '
ing programs. Bachelor's degree in
Criminal Justice or related field
required. FDLE instructor certification
and experience in corrections required.<*'
Deadline to apply is March 1, 1999.,
Applications may be picked up at: Gulf'
Coast Community College. Human
Resources, AdministraUon Annex Room
104, 5230 W. U. S. Hwy. 98, Panama,
City, FL 32401. GCCC is an Equal,
Opportunity Employer. Itc 2/25,
Shop Mechanic, ASE certified preferred.
but not required. Contact Western Auto
at 227-1105 or after 6:00 p.m., 227-
7287. ," Itc 2/25


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC m00369636
Specializing in Reroofs ,
Single-Ply & Repairs
-wVhere Qualitj Is Higher Than Price"
229--8631


BART S
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
eHousehold Repairs: ,
* Painting, interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
S FREE ESTIMATES
S (850) 229-1051 :











PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112'

S MINI-STORAGE




5X10 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623





For the Nandyman 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


Opportunity Employer. itc 2./25

Direct Service Workers year round,
opportunities available for individuals
to provide housekeeping, personal care
or sitter assistance to senior citizens in;
their homes. These services ehable
seniors to remain independent, and liv-
ing in their own homes. We are looking
for employees to work in the Mexico
Beach area as well as other areas of Bay
County. Full time positions withh bene-

fits) and part time'positions available.
Apply 1116 Frankford Ave., Panama
City, .FL EOE. Pre-employment drug
tesUng required. Itc 2/25
Receptionist needed for busy medical
office in Wewahitchka, FL. Experienced
applicants need to send resumes to:
Human Resource Dept., P. 0. Box
12309, Tallahassee, FL 32317 or Fax to
850-385-7245. EOE/DFWP.M-F.


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6803. tfc 2/4

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.

(850) 229-8581 42


C. P/otS Lawn


S.FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
TRIMMING
S:will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


K>


IGARAGE!

Big Barn Flea Market
412 Monument Ave., f
new regular hours or
10 a.m. 5 p.m. Anti
collectible items, Beai
$ .99 ea. Bambinos
treasures.


HELP WA


T A EanSE V C Sa~r1s e0k9 4Stz


Say Saw I In T* 7e -Sa/

STUMP GRINDING
Best prices in town!
S1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.



Steve Brant's


ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
Stfc 2/4


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels i* decks fenced
Insured License.#RR0067190


T GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
S648-474 FLULICENSE ER0010992, RAl 154218


THE CABINET SHOPPE

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

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED &.INSURED

H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs!
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RFO051042, RGO051008, EROO11618.
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


POSITION AVAILABLE .
The City of Blountstown is seeking appli.
cants for one (1) full time employee to work
in the Water and Sewer Departments.,
Applicants must possess, a currentWater
Class "C" and Wastewater Class "B"
Operator's certificates, as a minimum.
Successful applicants will begin work oat
new SBR'1.5 MGD Wastewater Treatment
Plant. Interested applicants may submit
resumes: City Manager's Office, 125 West
Central Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424.
Applicants will be ranked and selected for
subsequent interviews.
Salary will be commensurate with work.
experience. The City of Blountstown is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Smoke free &
drug fDee workplace. This position is open
immediately.
Attest: Jimmy W. Hand, City Manager.
By: Finlay Corbin, Mayor 2tc 2/18


SALES I


-i


DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
POSITIONS IN EDUCATION
Placement & Transition Specialist
The Florida Department of Corrections
has an immediate vacancy for a PLACE-
MENT & TRANSITION SPECIALIST at
Gulf C.I. located in Wewahitchka, FL.
This position provides testing and
placement assistance to inmates in a
correctional education setutin. To be
qualified, you must possess a Master's
Degree, have one year of teaching expe-
rience and possess or be eligible for
Professional State pf Florida Educator's
Certificate. Salary will be $13.50 per
hour for this non-benefited. OTHER
PERSONNEL SER-ICES (OPS) position.
Experience. in a. correctional setting is
preferred. Submit State of Florida
Employment Application and proof of
Florida licensure not later than close of
business on March 3, 1999,,to:
Academic Teacher
The Florida Department of Corrections
has an immediate vacancy, for an
Academic Teacher at Gulf C.I. located in
Wewahitchka, FL. This position class-
room instruction to inmates in a correc-
tional education setting. To be qualified,
you must possess a Bachelor's Degree
and possess or be .eligible for
Professional State of Florida Educator's
Certificate. Salary will be $12.50 per
hour for this non-benefited, OTHER
PERSONNEL SERVICES (OPS) position.
Experience in a correctional setting is
preferred. Submit State of Florida
Employment Application and proof of
Florida licensure not later than close of
business on March 3. 1999, to: ,
Gulf Correctional Institution ATTN:
Personnel. 500 Ike Steele Road.
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
Additional information. may be
obtained or questions answered by
calling 850-639-1162.
In the Education Department. there is
also a positUon available for a V.I.S.T.A.
Volunteer, a federally funded position,
that requires, at a minimum. a high
school diploma. This is a 35 hour per
week position. Also, a position for a
Transition Skills Facilitator that
requires, at a minimum, a high school
diploma and knowledge of community
based resources. Experience in a cor-
rectional setting is preferred. Please call
the above telephone number if \ou are
interested in either of these positions.
An AffLrmailUe Acuon/Equal Opportunity
Employer. If vy'u need an acconmmdlauoin
because ol a di.abity in order to participate
in the applhcaUon/'elecuon proce-s. please
notlAy the h rina authonrty in dance


PDage SefvenT


M16- Q*.. D-+ Q+ -T-. VT. .,rlh,,rmipv rp.lh- 2s;- iqciq


Business Opportunity


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Page Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. February 25. 1999


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


,-" -.,-


TELECOMMUNICATION
Atlanta based telecommunications con-
tractor has immediate openings for the
following:
Voice/Data Cabling Installers: No
experience required. Must be hard
worker and willing to learn.
Voice/Data Technicians: Must have
experience in placement, termination,
and testing of Level 5 cabling systems.
Project Manager: Experienced in man-
aging all phases of voice/data projects
including estimated, quote preparation,
and implementation. Outside plant
experience a plus.
Electrician & Helper: Cable tray and
conduit experience preferred.
Starting pay based on experience. Must
have valid driver's license with good dri-
ving record. Local and regional work
locations, including Atlanta Airport
area. Excellent company benefits
including 100%b paid employee health.
insurance, 401K plan with matching
conti-butioni, credit union, holidays and'
vacation. Must apply, in person. Call
Cable Consultants, Inc., at (770) 441-
0854 or 1-800-442-0854.
ltc 2/25
Immediate employment opportunity
available In Tallahassee. Long term-full,
Uime posiLon 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 Sandl.
8tc 1/28


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


THE CLEANING SERVICE
Owner: Linda MacLeod
850-227-3730
Rental, Residential New Construction
Cleaning References Provided
41c 2,'18


A Independent Sales
S11 Allen Memorial Way
A JB *Port St Joe
AVon (850) 229-6460

Chris9 Appliance

Repair Service


In Home-
Service

477 Ponderosa Dr. PSJ
Owner: Chris Acree
Office: 227-1402
3p2/11

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


SECRETARY Excellent office skills,
type 40+ wpm, computer literate with
current software, customer service ori-
ented, prefer 1 year of experience. Full
benefits and starting pay $6.50 per
hour. This position is .in Pt St. Joe, FL.
Contact McKenzie Tank Lines at 800-
848-3445. 2tc 2/25
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. tfc 2/25
Licensed real estate professional famil-
iar with rental programs, sales, and
office management. Call 227-1774.
NOW HIRING! Receptionist/reserva-
tionist needed for busy real estate
office. Computer and customer service
experience required. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty, St. Joseph
Bay Office, 227-2000 for an interview
appointment. 2tc 2/18
SUBWAY Shoppes @ Edgewater.
Seeking day and night shift workers.
Need energetic, outgoing individuals.,
Pleasant working environment. Looking
for persons interested in car pooling
from Port St. Joe to Edgewater Subway.
Pick up applications at the Port St. Joe
Subway. Compensation up to $5.45/hr.
ltc 2/25
Need licensed salesperson. experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty. 227- 1501.


ARK ENTERPRISES
Residential Electrical Contradors
Port St. Joe, FL
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
License #ET0000562 Insured
850-227-1525 A 2,'18

SGood 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
2,;4.Charles Tipton


* Residential *custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


BOB'S PAINT 0
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
ic. #ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the ist Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
N REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
.t 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


Office: 850-229-6018
k 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 L m*


Full Time position with The Star. Must
have good communication and writing
skills, computer literate. excellent typ-
ing skills. You could be good at this
Send us a resume to: The Star. P. 0
Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Cabin cleaner./cashler at Cape Trading
Post. Call 229-8775. ask for Tammy.
2tc 2/18
Help Wanted: Must be mechanically
inclined. Please call 639-5552.
2tc 2/18




2 unit kitchen dresser blue S85: also
corner cupboard blue S60: 648-8235.
Used washers and dryers. I refrigerator.
call 229-8485. 3tc 2/25
Remodeling: Whirlpool self-cleaning
oven / large chest freezer / microwave
oven, $65 ea,.Call, 48-4767.


FURNITURE:
Recliners Love Seats Sofas -
Tables Office Chairs Rattan
Pieces Handmade Dining Table
Chairs and Stools.
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
I .1,'


STEVE OUTBOARD
MARINE
229-BOAT



&&i/Aonf (?ekwing
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.
This area's most experienced rehnshers
827-6828 ask for Dusty




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


SMALL ENGINE

PARTS, BLADES,

ENGINES, REPAIRS
at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 212 Third St.
229-2727
New & used mowers &
equipment.
4,c 2 '


Simmons sofa sleeper, chairs, coffee
table, lamp, end table, complete twin
size bed, all, in good' condition. 648-
8201. lie 2/25
Steel buildings. new, must sellU, 40x60x
14 was S17.430 now S10.871.
50x120x16 was $33,560 now -23.865:
60x150x16 v. as 848.630 now 832,350:,
100.: 175x20 was $98,650 now
$78,6750. 1-800-406-5126. Itp
Arch Steel Buildings factory has
undelivered orders that must go imme-
diately Will Cut prices drastically.
20\24. 25x30. 30x40. Ideal
garage/workshop Call ASAP 1-800-
341 -7007. 2tp 2/25
King size water bed, linens, head & foot-
board, best officer. Next to fire dept. 647-'
5201. 2tc2/18
Pea\)' XR 600C, powered mixer, two
speaker cabinets, with 20 25' cables.L
New S950. asking S650. Call 639-2874.;
S tfc 2/18'
Arch-Steel Buildings Factory Direct.,
Undelivered SteelMaster buildings. Buy
NOW and SA\VE SSSS. 16x20, 20x26.
25x44. Other sizes. Financing Available.
Call Today! 1-800-341-7007. 2tp 2/18
AVON serving Tyndall. the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfe 2/4

FIREWOOD, 810 truckload. you'
cut, you haul! S65 we cut, we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 2/4


1 1/" 5 4 w e 7Sr=t


Attention Homeowners: Was
last year's Hurricane season rough on
your ch&a systemss, or is it .just time
to have your system inspected before
summertime? If so, it's lime to call
GW Services and take advantage of
our $47.50' preventative mainte-
nance checkup special for Feb. &
March only. Call us today to schedule
your system's check up!
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850-229-9125
1-800-226-5207
Proudly Serving the Panhandle for 4 years
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'The above price is for 1-2 systems
only additionall systems $15.95). No
repairs made or refrigerant added.
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by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stooe
Quality Painting'
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man'
229-8588
Mobile # 227-5424


850-827-2431 HOURLY WORK
850-229-8757 -REPAIR or REPLACEMENT

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Carpentry, 'Painting,
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2026 MarVin Avenue
.. 1 1 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081


SPhone(8 50)
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Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
tfc 2/4

Wells Cargo 18' enclosed car
hauler trailer. Drive on rear
door. Electric brakes, winch,
would make excellent
construction trailer. $3,500.
229-6914 or 227-1822.





3 bedrooms. 2 bath DCA modular at
Carr's Landing. Wetappo Creek. Gulf'
Co. with well and septic. S550 a month.'
Also SHIP qualified. Call Vance 1-800-
239-467t1. 2tc 2/25
1995 Fleetwood mobile home, 2 br, 2
bath, master, bath has garden tub.
Located !at 250 Hunt Lane (GCI Trailer
Park), $17,500. 639-3339. 2tp 2/18
3 bedrooms. 2 bath Deerpoint Lake
area. Ready to move In. Land/Home.
Package. Some owner financing possi-
ble.: (1-800-239-4671). 2tc2/25
New 16x80 3 bedroom 2 bath, 19.995.
Call Vance 1-800-239-4671.- 2tc 2/25


1 3/4 acres land. 2 wells & septic and
power pole, Econfina area, 817,000.
Ready for home of your choice for
land/honie package. Call Vance 1-800-
239-4671. 2tc 2/25
12x65' mobile 'home, cheap, needs
repair. $500. 647-5106. tfc. 2/4





7 month old registered English bulldog,
8500 obo. 647-3561. Itc 2/25
FREE to a good home. Beautiful black
and white cat. Have had claws removed
and neutered. 229-6336. fec 2/25
For pennies more, get latest technology
for active Ingredient delivery in liquid
wormers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN (229-2'727) about HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. (www.happyjack-
inc.com) 6tc 2/4




Howard Creek Landing: a popular fish-
ing and hunting retreat;, approx. 2
acres. For more information, please call
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit at
227-1156. 4tc 2/25
Twvo lots for sale 910 16th St.,. PSJ.
Very secluded, on a dead-end street.
Each lot measures 75ftxl80ft.' Have
been cleared and are ready to build on.
One lot .has water and sewer assess-
ment. Asking $35,000 for both lots. Call
229-6861 for more information ...
2tp 2/25
Brick home located on East Second St.
in-Wewahitchka, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
liv. tm., family rm. w/fireplace and car-
port. For more information please call
St. Joe Papermakers .Federal Credit
Union at 227-1156., 4tc 2/25
Land for Sale: 1.13 acres at Stone Mill
Creek, septic tank, power pole andwell.
$11,000. Call 639-3371. 4tp 2/4
816 Marvin Ave. LrI-level, 4 bdrm., 2
;1/2 bath, must see kitchen, deck off
master bedroom, 150'x175' lot, fenced
yard, inground pool, garage. 229-6057.
2tp 2/25
Home for sale: 275 Ave./ M,
Apalachicola. For e more information
please call St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union at 227-1156. 4tc 2/25
Mostly furnished 3BR/2B home. Ig.
screened back porch, 12x24 storage
shed, cen. a/h, new carpet, like new
furniture/appliances. By appt. only.
229-2576. tfc 2/4


Prudential
Resort Realty of
St. George Island


Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on approx. 150'x163'
lot. Convenient to downtown, school,'
churches and baseball field,'
Wewahitchka. S23.500. 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,"
12xI6 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 ifc 2/4
Beautiful Home Near the Beach.
3BR/2BA 1.203 sq. ft. open plan with
cathedral ceilings. Low maint. vin.l.
spacious kitchen, large util. rm..
Kenmore appliances, all elec.. 2 car
garage. 4 blocks from the beach in Sea
Shores Subd. at St. Joe Beach. 304
Nautilus Dr. $109,900. 647-9373,
www.digitalexp.com/-users/deanmixon
-lp 2, 18
RELOCATINGI 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home. cen. h&a, new carpet, vinyl' &
ceramic tile, Whirlpool tub, blown ceil-
ings, new appliances. 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. must see to appreci-
ate. 227-2192. 4tp 2/18
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes In Wewa. 3 bdrm.. 2. ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tc 2/18
For sale In Wewa. Single wide trailer.
screen porch. utility room. shady lot.
some financing, S24.500. 639-5920
tfc 12/3
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75xi50 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 2/4
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevaUon.
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court. Beacon Hill.
S35.000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach. Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 2/4






Long Term Rental Wanted. We need a
large unfurnished two bedroom (or
three bedroom) single family rental, in
Mexico Beach on an annual lease. We
are an older couple,, no pets, with
current written references as renters.
Semil-retired. our expectation for rental
ex-pense is 8600 8700 per month. We
have temporary lodging here in Mexico
Beach and can be contacted at 8509-
648-8729.-The Gerfen's
2tp 2/18
High top RV van, cash or take over pay-
ments. Call 850-835-2527. 2tp 2/18
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 on
property to: Beach Property, P. 0. Box
1789, Panama City, FL 32401.
3tp 2/11
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


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St. George Island
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St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227,2000 688-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107


Port St. Joe, Treasure Shores. Marvelous 3BR/2BA Gulf view
home, built in 1998. Ceramic tile and berber carpeting throughout. Walk
in closet in master bedroom, tin roof, vinyl siding, decks on front and
back, large lot with deeded beach access. Being offered at $ 169,900.
MLS#3170
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