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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: March 11, 1999
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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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Sharks Are #1
"Final Four" Stats on Page 10OA
Mexico Beach Bed Tax
Figures Up See Page 3A
Law Enforcement Reports
For PSJ, MB on Page 7A
Sharks & Gatqr Sports
\O Pdges 8, 9& 10A
Building Industry
Growing In Gulf County
Page 1B
"Teacher of the Year"
Banquet is Tonight
Candidates' Photos on Page 1B
School News See Page 5B
Outdoors In The
Panhandle Page 8A


Jobless Rate


Climbs Past


20% In Gulf

Tops Out at Hefty
21.7% for Month
of January, 1999
In the same week. Gulf
County earned the prestigious
honor of being the home of the
: state's 1 Class AA basketball
team, it also received the dubious
-' __.1.honoarof.-having-the--highe&t.--
unemployment rate in the state
for the month of January at
21.7%o
The state's newly released
unemployment figures reflect an
increase from 17.8%i unemploy-
ment in December to 21.70 in
January for Gulf County.
Needless to say, the contin-
ued shutdown of Florida Coast
Paper Company, and the ripple
effect caused by the shutdown of
the county's largest employer, is
continuing to have a devastating
impact on the economy of Gulf
and surrounding counties.
Florida Coast Paper Company
owners, union representatives,
and bondholders are currently
holding meetings discussing
restructuring of the mill's opera-
tions and the possibility of
reopening the plant. It is too early
at this time to speculate on the
eventual outcome of those meet-
ings.
Gulf Correctional Institute's
recent announcement that as
many as 250 to 270 corrections
employees could be hired over the
next several months, as the new
1,200 bed annex is phased into
operations, should have some
positive impact on Gulfs unem-
ployment rate.
Gulf County's unemployment
rate has more than doubled since
January of .last year, When it
stood at 10.6%..

Wewa Hires New
City Clerk After
Probationary Period
During the Wewahitchka City
Commission meeting last
-Tuesday, the board decided to
retain Jerri Linton as City Clerk.
Linton has completed her six
months probationary period and
the board voted to make the posi-
tion permanent.
Commissioners also decided
to contact the Florida Department
of Transportation and request
that the yield sign, located at the
intersection of Second Street arid
Highway 71, be replaced with a.
stop sign.
It was noted that there have
*;. been a number of close calls of
vehicle accidents at the intersec-
tion.
The board approved a request
by Alfred F. Cutchins to open a
small engine repair shop, on his
property. The property is zoned
commercial/residential.
No bids were received to build
tennis courts at T. L. James Park.


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PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY. MARCH 11. 1909


G.C.I. Ready to Hire 70+ Trainees

Town Hall Meeting to be Held on Thursday Evening In Wewahitchka


Gulf Corrections Institute (GCI) is planning to hire
70 or more additional trainees as it continues making
preparations to open the GCI annex in May.
GCI will be phasing in the new 1,200 bed annex
over the next several months resulting in 250 to 270
jobs at the prison. The first phase will require 150 cor-
rections personnel to operate the unit and the institute
is working toward having staff in place through the
months of May, June and July.
According to GCI Personnel Manager Jerry Keel,
under the trainee program corrections officer students,
can become state employees while they are going
through corrections training, receiving $833.12 bi-
weekly and state benefits, while going to school.
After successfully completing the course and pass-
ing the state corrections officer test, employees will be
advanced to the entry level corrections officer pay of
S885.53 bi-weekly, Keel explained.


Two corrections courses are slated to begin in Gulf
County this month. One at Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/ Franklin Center will begin on March
15th. and the other will be held at GCl's training site
near Wewahltchka. beginning March 31st. Forty-six
training slots are being offered at the Gulf/Franklin
Center, and 24 are open at the GCI site, for a total of
70 C.O. positions.
Keel said the State Department of Corrections is
prepared to offer trainee positions to all 70 of those,
putting then on the payroll beginning March 15th for
the classesin Port St. Joe and April 2nd for the class-
es in Wewahitchka.
"Anyone Interested in the trainee program should
go to theoulf/Franklln Center and register In the
JTPA program while enrolling in the corrections class-
es. GCI personnel will then schedule a job interview for
the position s," Keel said.


"The sooner the better," he added.
GCI will also have representatives from the per-
sonnel office in Port St. Joe at the office of parole and
probation, on Third Street, from 8 a.m: to 5 p.m.. ET,
on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Town Hall Meeting In Wewa
On Thursday, March 11th (today), GCI will be
holding a town hall meeting upstairs in the old Gulf
County Courthouse off Highway 71 in Wewahitchka at
7:00 p.m., CT.
Keel said anyone interested in pursuing correc-
tions as a career should attend that meeting.
GCI officials also met with representatives of the
Ministerial Alliance Tuesday morning, explaining the
trainee program to them and seeking their assistance
in spreading the word throughout the community.
(See TRAINEES on Page 3A)


Special Election to


Reconsider Incentives


to Entice Prospects

Voters Opposed A Like Measure
Last November by A 2007-1828 Vote


Chamber Selects Warriner As President


for Second Consecutive Year In A Row


The Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf Coast Community College
has just barely started its second
semester of classes and already it
is being heralded as a state of the
lart educational and training cen-
ter for the community. It is pro-
viding a ray of sunshine to what
otherwise is considered to be a


Wayne Taylor and Mr. and
Mrs. John Miller express
approval to Mike Fitzgerald on
his address to the meeting.


very bleak economic environment
for Gulf COunty.
GCCC trustees George
Duren, Greg Johnson. and Ralph
Roberson received the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
"Citizen of the Year" award during
the annual banquet Friday night
(March 5) in recognition of their
efforts to make the Gulf/Franklin
Center a reality.
It was only fitting that the
annual banquet was held in the
corrections training center of the
college annex as former Port St.
Joe mayor, Frank Pate. presented
the award Which will remain on
display in the college's adminis-
trative office.
George Duren stated that the
honor should go to the people that
comprise the community, saying
that anything they had done was
just to emulate those before them.
Ralph Roberson agreed with
Duren's assessment, explaining,
"We just happened to be in the
right place at the right time." He
said much of the groundwork for
the Gulf/Franklin Center was laid
long before they became involved,
dating all the way back to George
Tapper's era.
Greg Johnson, who was at
home with the flu and missed the
banquet, was equally humbled


Monday when the trio got togeth-
er at the college to get their pho-
tograph made.
Pate pointed out that this was
the first time the chamber had
ever awarded the "Citizen of the
Year" to three people as he out-
lined the tiro's accomplishments.
"Member of the Year"
Chamber President David
Warriner presented the "Member
of the Year" award to Preble-Rfsh
r Iic., Consultiring Engineers.
He recognized the company's
service beyond the call of duty
providing engineering work to
several. churches in the area,
designing recreational complexes,
assistance to the chamber, and
contributions to numerous -chari-
ties, schools, and non-profit orga-
nizations.
Phillip Jones, manager of the
Port St. Joe office of Preble-Rish,
accepted the award on behalf of
the company.
Fitzgerald Addresses Members
Michael T. Fitzgerald,
President and CEO of Internation-
al Trade & Economic Develop-
ment Board with Enterprise
Florida, spoke to chamber mem-
bers. ."We live in a global econo-
my," he said, explaining that suc-
(See CHAMBER on Page 3)


Gulf County commissioners
had a long evening Tuesday dur-
ing the board's regular meeting.
as they tackled a multitude of
issues ranging from building per-
mitting procedures to personal
attacks.
Call for Special Election In
November
Commissioners are moving
''.onvard.vwiLh, plans.t tical, a.spe-, ,_
cial county-wide election for vot-
ers to reconsider ad valorem tax
incentives as a tool for the county
to use in an effort to entice
prospective business locations
and new jobs for Gulf County.
During the board's last regu-
lar meeting, Supervisor 'of
Elections Cora Sue Robinson out-
lined the process of calling the
special election for the board, and
estimated the cost at about
S 10,000.
But, County Attorney Tim
McFarland had advised the board
that his research indicates if aref-
erendum for ad valorem tax relief
Incentives has failed to be passed
by voters, then the county must
wait a minimum of 12 months
before it can put the matter back
on the ballot.
County voters opposed the
referendum 2,007 to 1.828 in the
1998 November general election
and commissioners have kicked
themselves ever since, feeling that
they failed to properly get the
word out to voters of the Impor-
tance of having ad valorem tax
incentives as the #1 tool to lure
jobs to Gulf County.
McFarland verified to the


board during Tuesday's meeting
that indeed there was a 12-month
waiting period and there were no
special cases or exemptions to the
rule. The board is proceeding with
(See ELECTION on Page 8)

Medical Telephone
Service Needs 40
More Applicants
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz said this week that
Gulf County is still in the running
to get a medical telephone service
interested in locating in the area.
According to Scholz, the main
factor is still determining that an
adequate workforce is available in
the area to man the company.
The firm needs about 40 more
prospective employees to apply for
the jobs before they can make a
final decision, she said Tuesday.
Approximately 70 employees
will be used immediately if the
firm opens in Gulf County. but
the company's owner expects that
figure to grow to somewhere
around 200 in time.
Starting salaries for the jobs
will be 88.50 per hour, with an
increase to 89.25 per hour within
three months.
It's not too late to make appli-
cation to the company-call 1-
800-454-0068, or the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce at
227-1227 or 227-2151, for fur-
ther information.


Pahokee, a rehabilitated bald eagle, is released by Nathaniel Cabe
and Betsy Knight. -Star photo

Pahokee Soars Again!


A large, female bald eagle was
released back into the wild
Saturday,near Wewahitchka after
successfully being nurtured back
to health by wildlife rehabilitator
Betsy Knight.
"Pahokee"-which means
grassy waters-a name given to
the eagle by Mrs. Knight, was res-
cued on December 22nd after


members of the -Big Sandy
Hunting Club contacted Lt.
Robert Miller, with the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, advising him that
the wounded bird had been spot-
ted on their leased property near
the Jarrott Daniels Road, along
Wetappo Creek.
(See SOARS AGAIN on Page 8)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH I1, 1999


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Congratulations!

AN OLD FAMILIAR AXIOM says, "The bigger they are, the
harder they fall" The Tiger Sharks proved that to be true last
Saturday morning, when they defeated Tampa Prep, anchored by
6' 11" Casey Sanders, for the state basketball championship in
Class 2A. It was the third time the Sharks had defeated Tampa
Prep in the state finals, which made the victory extra sweet.
The Sharks might be better named "The Bees", given the man-
ner in which they buzz around their opponents in a defensive fren-
zy, completely discombobulating their opponents. But "Sharks" or
"Bees", Port St. Joe High School's ordinary size boys with giant
hearts brought home the bacon again!
WE HAVE SEEN STORIES OF the Sharks' accomplishment
in other newspapers, since that fateful Saturday, but we have yet
to see "congratulations for ajob well done" in any of them. May we
be the first to put in print, "Congratulations, men, for another job
well done!"
It isn't every day that a team wins the state championship and
it's even less seldom that a team wins it for the fifth time within,
less than a decade.
The same group of young men didn't win that first of five
championships, but a team with the same desire and discipline of
play won all five.
We have always said, "The rules don't allow the-coach to play"
in these situations, but it will be noted that in this case the same
coach presided over all five of the victories. He may not be allowed
to play, but he definitely has an influence over whether the
team-made up of ordinary young men-win or lose!
FOLKS HERE IN PORT ST. JOE expected their team to win
all the marbles. There was no question about it. Why do we make
this rash statement? Witness the number of people who made
plans to attend only the championship game! The ones who just
love basketball went early in order to see other teams play.
Families of the performing young men and a smattering of other
fans went to Lakeland early enough to see the Sharks' first game
and stayed for the second and deciding contest.
By far the largest contingent of people went only to see the
championship game. That spells confidence


Let's Do It Ourselves
MIKE FITZGERALD, President of Enterprise Florida, Inc.,
gave the Chamber of Commerce the formula for surviving this
malaise in which Gulf County finds, itself at the present time,
when he spoke to the assembled banquet Friday night in the new
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College.
Fitzgerald listed three attributes Gulf must adopt in seeking a
diversity of our economy here. We must look for providers of tech-
nology, communication and a fast interflow of capital, as our main
requirements for new job providers.
"These are the three attributes which have brought the state
of Florida into first place in competition for economic growth with
.-the other 49 states qf,thgunion," he said.,Florida .has enlarged on
iits tourist, anid winter, farming economic base to become the
favoqitestarget of industry moving sputh. .
"IT IS IMPORTANT THAT COMMUNITY leaders identify
the direction which they want to go," the speaker said.
At the most recent meeting of the Retail Merchants, the same
idea was introduced and a committee started to lay out these very
goals as a target for revitalization. So, the committee is already on
,the way to coming into existence. It was with a sense of tentative-
ness that the group of merchants introduced this idea, but since
having it endorsed by the head of the organization which serves as
the state chamber of commerce, the local organizers feel better
about the direction they have taken as being the right direction to
solve our ills.
We think it best that we attempt to solve our own problems by
expending our own energies, rather than rely on state and federal
grants. As welcome as they are. they can't take the place of accom-
plishing something on our own..Of course, we need help, but not
solutions that others have purchased.
We should rely on our strengths. We should rely on our own
Sinnovaifve ideas and our considerable talent and energy".
\Ve have already started in this direction. with the construc-
tion of our new marina. It's energy expended in this manner which
will resolve our problems and do it on a long term basis. Then, not
only will we be on the road to recovery, but we'll have the satis-
faction of doing it ourselves.


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert



Blessed


'Strange. '
I go to comb my hair now and
I have to bend my head a little for-
ward so my. arm can get up high
enough;. I lower my chin to, meet
my razor. dI, shampoo, :mostly with
my left hand.....
;I first noticed a "small twinge"
in'my right shoulder late last'sinm-'
mer after a batting practice ses-
sion with Dave Davis. I couldn't a'
done much damage to it that day-"
I only threw about two hundred
pitches.
Dave- was back a. couple of
days later for a longer session, and
so was the twinge.
I' was a little amazed. A little
perplexed. -And ,a little worried. I
also knew my time might be com-
ing to an end..,. but heck, I could-
n't be upset, what a fantastic run .

4i I don't remember the first
! baseball I ever threw. I don't


remember anyone telling me to
hold it like this or let go of it like
that I do remember me and
Leon and David Mark out in that
back yard. playing pitch. I remem-
ber waiting beside the road for
Daddy to roll that big '47
International truck' up into ,the
yard. I had the ball ahld my two
dollar Revelation glove ready.
"Let's throw sore, Dad!"
He'd worked all dary. But he'd
set that lunch pall' and Jacket
down, and we d go to it. He could
catch me without a glove. Mother
would call us in to supper., Qne
more Daddy, just one more!" I'd
buzz one, in a ,tad ,lower than I
intended, "One more Dad,' just one

We ate a lot 'of cold meatloaf
back in those 'days'. He ws never
too tired, too hungry, too much in
.a4ihurry, too worried, too hot, too
worn out, too anything .... not to
.stop! NEVER! ,
I vowed many a night as 'the
early evening shadows overtook us
in that sprawling back yard, that I
was going to group to be just like
my Daddy!
I was the first guy at the ball-
field. And the last guy to leave. I'd


get mad if Ricky Gene or Buddy or
Yogi wanted to do something other
than play baseball. "That's what
God made summer forl"
I discovered that I could take a
rubber bail, or a tennis ball, and
bounce it off the house. I didn't
have to have anyone else Now,
-this won't make much sense to
you, and there are a few out there
that may not believe it. but I have.
started at eight In the morning and
bounced aball off the kitchen side
of the house until way after dark.
How many, :'th rows", doyou reckon
you can "get in" in twelve or thir-
teen, hours?, ,,..
I loved ever second of it. I'"re
won World Series out there. I''ve
gone deep in the hole at shortstop
and thrown out Jackie Robinson,.
And TV Cobb. And Ted Kluszewski.'
I've chased down monster line dri-'
ves off the bats of Willie Mays' And
'Al:Kaline. And Joe DiMNaggio. I've'
hurled fastballs past Duke Snider.
And Mickey Mantle. And Jimmriy
Foxx '
All I ever wanted to do was
play baseball.'
And I found coaches, that
would let me. Bobby Jack Cantrell;
James T. "Birddog" Reed. Chick
King. Shirley Majors. Walter


Wilder. What a debt I owe to these
men!
Some used to caution me.
"Kes. take it easy on your arm."
"You can't throw like that ever'
day." "Are you nuts?"
I w\as a middle infielder. But
my arm was fairly strong-so I
Should throw batting practice
before games in college then
sometimes come in and relieve in
the sixth. I pitched both ends of a
doubleheader against MTSU. Me
and David Paschall would have a
throwing contest after most every
Please understand here that I
'wasn't a vern good baseball player.
:This story has absolutely nothing
to do uith ability. It has to do with
opportunity. And lbve. And mighty
, good "looking after" from abo0e.'-
UnUI now, I'd ever had a sdre
"throwing arm" in my life. That's
"why the pain. :eVen though not
unexpected, feels so strange.- I've
""been waiting on it for years. It's a
price I-knew I was paying.
The trick the last twenty years
or so was to get my chunkingg" in.
You realize there's not many
leagues out there now for fifty year
old has beens. The local high
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


"Frank Pate" Pays Me a Visit; Relates A Michigan Snow Story


FRANK PATE PAID me his
annual visit the other day. That's
,. Frank Pate the retired school
r teacher from Michigan. not Frank
Pate, our former mayor.
Almost every year, Pate arrives
in Port St. Joe. usually during-the'
warmer [as opposed to Michigan
Swintersl months of winter as
opposed tq the ho,t months of sum-
mer. ," ,
Pate is a big talker.., I don't
know how he has' time to visit all
the places he tells me about visit-:
ing, if he engages in conversation
in each stop as much as he does-
'here. To put it mildly, he is loqua-
ciousl .
Pate told me, on this trip,
about a visit he had made to the
Badlands of North ,Dakota this
summer and about -the herds of
buffalo he had seen out there.
"The same thing can be seen
n Wyoming," he said. There are
buffalo herds there, too. "I visited
them both this summer," he con-


ETAOIN SHRDLU,
. '


. by Wesley Ramsey


tinued. "

THAT MUST BE the life to
live, He is a retired university pro-
fessor, just travelling abbiut'
America, seeing the sights and fol-
lowing the warm weather.
SOf course, I don't blame him
seeking weather which is warmer
than Michigan's, right now. Pate
had to verify the few remarks I had
to make.. about -Bob- Bolduc's
[another Michigan friend] newspa-,
per clippings he had supplied me
with. They showed mountains of '
.ice and .snow, and people bundled
'up against 'the arctic blasts. Pate
said there are folks who live in


.that type of environment. ,.
He told me several stories
about the- uninhabitable northern
states, but one topped them allf It
'was related by another retired
school teacher who attended the
Mexico Beach "Michigan Day",
which features a day of socializing
among Michigan residents who are
waiting out the winter months in
Sand around Port St., Joe this year,
of which he said there are about
60 folks or more. '

PATE RELATED that tis
school teacher told a story con-
cerning schools, snow, and writer
storms which went something tl'ke


this:
It seems that one year, a win-
ter storm was approaching a
northern town. back before the
days of wholesale radio and TV
weather warnings.


School had been suspended.
due to the approaching storm, for
this particular day but she hap-
pened to miss the announcement,
so she went to school ,as usual.
The ,school .was -.empty.. so she
Decided, to stay awhile .and ,do
some chores.
When she started to leave, 'the
storm was too threatening, so she
decided to stay where she was.
'She went to the home economics
department and' fixed' -herself
something to eat and 'waited
through the day.
S.As evening approached, the
storm was still raging, so she
decided, to stay the night..
Back to the homeec depart-
ment to wash out her clothing and
prepare to spend the night.


The next morning, she noticed
the snow had covered her car, in
the parking lot, so she decided to
go out and stand beside it so the
snowplow wouldn't bury it further,
but might:-uncover it 'for her.,
The driver of the plow, just
wondered what 'she .as 'difig at
school, when everyone else was at
home.

BACK WHEN I was in school,
'we use to have what the princi-
pal--one W. A. Biggart-termed
"rainy. day sessions". -He hardly
ever declared a snow
session-since we rarely, if ever,
experienced snow-but he -would
declare a rainy day session every
time it' would' start sprinkling
before mid-mornihg. We'd take our
classes, straight through, and get
off to go home..
This meant we spent a,day in
,school without a lunch break, but
that didn't bother ,us. We., got to
experience a' short school day


without having it charged against
us.

KIDS TODAY DON'T get
short school. days at 'the. whim of
the principal. They don't go home
for lunch,'either. They eat in the
school lin'chroom' or bringI a
lunch. There .is ,no need for a
"rainy day session".
It's' about all evened' but, how-
ever. We didn't 'have a week off for
spring holiday, nor days off peri-
odically so the teachers could take
training classes. It's a -completely
different world we're living in.
We, didn't get sent home,
either, because the air conditioner
was broken down. We might get
sent home because the firewood
, delivery failed to come, but not the
A/C, breaking down. Our class-
rooms were heated by pot-belljed
wood-burning stoves. Our A/C
was supplied by; funeral home
hand held fans. l o
We managed to live through it.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999 PAGE


Mexico Beach Bed Tax Collection


Measuring Nets, Again
Another Gulf County resident is measuring his nets 'in prepa-
ration for taking the state to court' for charges of fishing with an
illegal net. Don Miles, of Highland View, was charged' by the
Florida Marine Patrol with fishing with a net larger than 500
. square feet, failure to have a Florida Products License,' and not
having nets properly identified.
Miles and his attorney, Russ Scholz, measured the, square
footage of the net at 480.81 square feet, while the state has list-
ed the net as measuring 567 square feet. The net was measured
* Monday morning at the Port St. Joe Fire Station.
,. Miles stated that he was not required to have a Florida
Products License since he was not commercial fishing and was
within his limits for recreational fishing...
The case should go before Gulf County Judge Bob Moore
sometime this month.


Figures
The figures for bed tax collec-
tions for January 1999 are in for
Mexico Beach, and the Mexico
Beach Community Development
Council, Inc. (MBCDC) is proud to
announce an over 8% increase
over January 1998's collection.
J. Patrick Howard, President
and CEO of the MBCDC, who was
hired in July of:1998, attributes
the revenue growth to the promo-
tional efforts and infrastructure
building, during the third and
fourth quarter of 1998.
The MBCDC Corporation,
which has recently received its
designation as a 501C (6) not-for-'
profit organization, has in six
short months launched, an infor-
mative and picturesque website
(www.me,dcobeach.com). pro-
duced and began distribution of a
full color,.40-page visitor's guide,
as well as placing this guide'in all
five' of the. Florida Welcome
Centers.'' -
In addition, the MBCDC has
built its promotional efforts both
on the local front and at targeted
markets for the purpose of
increasing occupancy rates for
the Mexico Beach accommoda-
tions businesses.,
In October, the organization
took over the production of
Mexico Beach's local channel, an
informational, public service
announcement station for the vis-


Climb 8% Over Last Year's


itors and residents to view, among
other things, schedules of local
events and banner advertise-
ments for Mexico Beach business-
es..
In December, close corre-
spondence with writer Robin
Dalmas (travel editor for the
MSNBC Network) subsequently
brought forth a feature article fea-
turing Mexico Beach on the
MSNBC web site vacation section.
In January, the MBCDC launched
a newspaper blitz in Michigan and
Wisconsin. with hopes of filling in
anticipated occupancy gaps
prompted by Canadian absences.
Currently, Howard. network-
ing with a host of volunteers,
Mexco Beach non-profit organi-
zations and, events coordinator,
Dana Dement. is planning the


renaissance of what was once in
years past Mexico Beach's flag-
ship event.
From April 9th through May
1st, the MBCDC will be promoting
a 21-day Ling (Cobia) fishing tour-
nament with over $7,000 in prize
money. May 1st will complete the
promotion with an all day festival
targeting families, and including,
such events as a 5K walk-run,
children's fishing tournament,
kite fly, sailboat race, sand sculp-
ture contest, super fish fry, and
large, beach party with ll\e enter-
tainment.
Howard's goals in this promo-
tion are to increase occupancy
rates in Mexico Beach by 300o%
over last 'year's figures for the
same time period. recruit 100
fishing entries, and bring 5,000


FHP License and Vehicle Checkpoints


The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from March 12th through
18th on SR-69 near CR-274, CR-
'22 near the CR-22A, and SR-71
'near Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sehted to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
'concentrate their efforts on vehi-
-'cles being operated with defects


such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would 'vio-
late. the i driver, license laws' of.
Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints ,to be ar, effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
*motorists.


Chamber-From Page


Lefters to the Editor...


Expresses Her Chagrin At Not Being There!


Dear Mr. Ramsey.
As anyone within a hundred
miles knows by now, the Port St.
Se3o Tiger Sharks have won their
"'4-lh consecutive state champi-
uonship in basketball. For the past
4 years I have been courtside
when this event occurs. This year
was a little different due to
technical difficulties I couldn't
attend, that left me and many
others glued to the radio
Thursday..
Listening to the game on, the
radio and watching, a game. at
courtside are two very different
experiences. I found that if I
closed my eyes real tight I could



Kesley

(from Page 2)
schools have been kind enough to
let me come out and "stand
around" for the last several years.
The kids have been great to kinda
play along ... .
And Rvan Veager and Josh
Colbert and Jarred Patterson think
they invented the ole "one more
pitch" game .....
Maybe it was at one of. those
sessions that my arm started its
downhill slide . .
Or maybe it was the "one on
one" afternoons with Jesse. Those
rounds would have made Dad
proud. .
Maybe it was the Sunday
afternoon up in Wewa a couple of
years ago. There was Josh Baxley
and iny Josh and Kelly Forehand,
arid I think Champ came :up.
Folks, they wouldn't quitl We took
some serious batting practice! I
thought I was back at the kitchen.
. .w all. .: .. ... -
'Course, the real story is, It's
simply. the accumulation. of too
many rotations of the shoulder.
Too many "one mores".
Shoot, I can't even throw it
past your kid sister now! But I'm
not giving, upl Maybe this ,pain is
just temporary. NlMaybe I can work
-it out. If I can't, Ill hit fungos 'til
,rpy hands go. then I'll sit quietly in
'the stands and applaud in my
heart every time a guy lays. down
the good bunt or makes that hard,
aggressive turn rounding first .

I appreciate every single day
spent at the ballfield, and I wish I
'ad a nickel for every smile I've
'seen from some youngster who
just roped my sixty-three mile an
hour offering into left.....
And I will remember.
I never threw to a kid I didn't
like.
My wife worries as she-watch-
es me struggle to get a shirt on. I
remind her how incredibly lucky I
have been . how I.wouldn't do
one thing differently. Hey, I explain
to her, I'm working on a comeback,
She shakes her head, and allows if
I ever use the arm fully again it will
be a miracle.
Truth is, I've already had 'the
miracle.
Respectfully,
Kes


imagine seeing all of the St. Joe
gang decked out In their purple
and gold shirts. I could see the
pom-poms waving, hear Paul
Sewell talking, and smell victory.
This radio stuff wasn't so bad.
As the game started I found
myself yelling at the radio--Get
the rebound, Tremaine", "Take it
away from him Rod". "Set it up
guys". By halftime I was worn out.
As the game progressed. I was
getting, pretty good at i-hls!radio
Sstuffw -t, coufd; s'see '-.9ch
Eppinette. .arms straight up.giv-
ing signals to the team, and
Coach Parker with that sly grin,
shaking his head and chewing
that gum.
The announcer on the radio
said that if St. Joe wins the cham-
pionship again the Chamber of
Commerce will probably erect a
bronze statue of Vernon
Eppinette. He went on to say that
Coach Eppinette, is a legend In
Gulf County..
Behind every legend is a'great
assistant coach, and Kenny
Parker' is just that. He came to us
4 years agp, the year our streak
began. Vernon and Kenny are a
winning combination. So. if the
Chamber does do that statue. I
hope they remember Coach
Parker, too.
The announcer also talked
about those lucky striped socks.'
call them our "pride socks". The
socks are from the early 70's. I
remember them. We had some
major growing pains in the 70's.
Washington High School
(mascot-tigers; .school colors
black & gold) was closed down
and so was the old Port St Joe
High School, both 'schools were
integrated into one' new school.
The color gold was. incorporated
into the school, colors, and our

Expresses
Dismay
Dear Mr. Romsey:
We spoke on the phone this
morning in reference to the fact
that Ned Ailes, the director of the
Life Management Center, in Port
St. Joe, is eliminating the. nurses
position. Lyn: Burton, the,, clinic
nurse, has become a friendly
voice, ,a, liaison between patient
and doctor, and a wonderful help
during sessions with. the doctor.
Everyone I have spoken to is
enraged at the fact that Mr. Ailes
can be so uncaring and thought-
less, at the effect of Iqsirg Miss
Lyn at that clinic, will have on
patients. I thought patients were
supposed to come first. That phi-
losophy should be the number
one concern of that type of insti-
tution. I as patient, and many
others, are appalled at Mr. Alles
lack of concern for his clientele. It
is hard to imagine, that Miss Lyn,*
as a part-time, yet invaluable
nurse, can be hurting his budget.
Let me reiterate, the patients
should come first.
Port St. Joe is having enough
trouble without Mr. Alles adding
insult to injury.
Very concerned in Port St. Joe,
Catherine Hodge


shark became a tiger-shark.
Whenever I see those socks. It
reminds me of where St. Joe has
come from and where they are
going. Pride in our children; pnde
in our sports; and pride In our
community Is what Port St. Joe is
all about. I
As everyone knows by now.
we won the play-off game and
were headed to state. only this
time the radio station decided not
s to cover: .the..game.,,I wound, n9.
,.,. able to .cose. my. eyes and. try to
Imagine' the action 'as 'the
announcer gave the details.
This time I would have to just
sit and wait. I was thinking be
tough James and Rod, this is your
last game. Travls. Clay, Kedric
and Kyron. you know what you
have to do. Mosi, Seneca, Lance,
Dexter. and Tremaine, show them
what you have.
When I thought. I couldn't
stand it anymore, my phone rang
and It was Donna' Haddock. She
said. "One minute I ft in the
game, St. Joe 37, Tm pa 35."
Then she gave me the number to
The Lakeland Center.
I was on the phone to the box
office when the buzzer went off.
However, it would take 5 minutes
before the lady in the office could
tell me whether St. Joe won or
not. She said that she thought
Tampa Prep had 37 points. She
.couldn't be sure, maybe St. Joe
had 37, or maybe 47.
I finally convinced the lady
that 1 was not going anywhere
.until she told me if St. Joe won or-
not. After she, told me that we had
won. I didn't need the radio
announcer to tell me what was
going on ..... I knew.
Congratulations, guys, and
next year It's no radio for
ie ..I'll be in Lakelaihdl
Y oukr #1 Fan,
Mrs. Tract Gaddis

Expresses

Gratitude


Dear Wesley:
On behalf of the Gulf County
Republican Party, we would like
to express our gratitude to repre-
sentatives Bev Kilmer and Alan
Beense for their help In Port St.
Joe over the last few weeks. They
have assisted in providing an
opportunity for the residence of
Gulf County to heard in
Tallahassee. It seems much has
been accomplished (L.e., the open-
ing of the GCI Annex), yet there is
still so much more to do.
We also want to applaud our
city commissioners and county
commissioners. They are bur-
dened with 'extremely 'sensitive
issues. They not only need input
from the community but our sup-
port as well.
The Gulf County Republican
Party desires the best for our
county and the people who make
our state great. We only want to
continue to serve in any way we
can.
Sincerely,
Russell Hudson--Chairman
Louis Downer-Vice Chairman
Bill Taylor-Secretary/Treasurer


cessful businesses work in a
"shared world production model"
where many of the components of
today's products are produced in
countries around the world, then
assembled into one unit.
He identified a successful
business In today's economy as
one which can provide its services
better, faster, and cheaper than
its competition.
FtionFitzgerald stated that educa-
tion was the key ingredient to
answering the challenge of today's
economy, and education Is still
one of the major strengths in the
American economy.
.. "This is the good news." he
said, as he explained to the group'
'.that G.ulf.County has the type of
community businesses are look-
ing in which to locate.
"You've got big options." he
said, offering the services of
Enterprise Florida to help in the
process. But, he pointed out a
need for the community to be
clear In identifying the direction It
wants to go with economic devel-


ppment. -
"We're going to be successful
whatever way you aim us, I'm
confident of that," Fitzgerald said.
" Concerning Florida Coast
Paper Company, he said he felt it
would be challenging to remarket
the plant, but Enterprise Florida
was willing to do whatever it could
to help.
Officers and Directors ;
Inducted
David Warriner was inducted
to serve his second consecutive
term as president of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
John Vaughn will serve as \ice
president, Wayne Pate as treasur-
er, and David Rich, Jr. will serve
as secretary.
New board members are
Johanna White, Greg Johnson
and Dusty May. Gulf County
Judge Robert M. Moore inducted
the new officers and directors.
Lynda Bordelon and Frank
Seifert were recognized as retiring
board members.


people to the town with a perma-
nent residency of 1,200 for the
May 1st weekend.
With, only one year's history of
bed tax collections in Mexico
Beach, the MBCDC is only now
beginning to have numbers to use
for gauging its effectiveness.
Chairperson for the organiza-
tion, Bill Bloemsma states,
"Measuring success this early in
the game is a bit difficult, but to
get an idea of how we are doing.
one has only to look at January's
bed tax collection figures."
It appears that the promo-
tional slogan, "The Quiet
Alternative" is starting to pay off
for the small, undiscovered ham-
let on Florida's Gulf Coast


Boosters Rummage Sale
PSJHS Band Boosters will be
having a rummage sale Saturday,
April 10. The Boosters welcome
any and all donations from any-
one in the community.
Call Tess at 827-7431, or
Glae at 647-3535, for any items
you may wish to donate.



Trainees

from Page 1
GCI will be announcing pro-
motions and new hires in clerical
and professional support staff this
week as they prepare to open the
annex.:
Keel said corrections officer
students currently enrolled in
classes which began February
22nd in Panama City are also
being given the opportunity, to
apply for the trainee program.
It is expected that approxi-
mately 600 inmates will be housed
in phase one of the annex opening.
When the remaining 600 beds are
phased in, the inmate population
is expected to double its current
capacity.

Correction
In last week's report of the
school board meeting, it was stat-
ed that Dr. Mary Pridgeon ques-
tioned the decision to advertise
for an assistant principal for the
Wewahitchka High School at this
time, given the economic- 'condi-
ion the board finds itself in.
The question was actually
raised by board chairperson
Caroline Norton, as a matter of
information, rather than Dr.
Pridgeon.
The Star regrets the error and
Is happy to correct the mis-state-
ment here.


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999


Newell Fund Presents


Spring Concert Mar 14


From left to right are: Kyle Millirons, V.F.W. Post 8285
Commander Rex Outlaw, Monique Adkins, Auxiliary President
Ann Mann, and William Owens.


Students Participate


In VEW*Es
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
and it's Ladies Auxiliary of Post
8285, offered the seventh, eight-
th, and ninth grade classes an


Dalkeith VFD
Holds Fundraising
Cookout/Bake Sale
The Dalkeith, Volunteer Fire
Department not only fights fires;
they also are actively concerned
with the needs of the community.
Keeping in mind 'this concern,,
Dalkeith Baptist Church has
joined them to sponsor a cook-
out/bake sale to assist in supple-
menting the medical expenses
incurred by Kenneth Ardire over
his recent illness.
The event will take place on
Saturday, March' 14, at the
Dalkeith .Volunteer Fire
Department beginning at 11 a.m.,
and ending at 3 p.m. The cost is
$4 per plate. Grilled chicken,
-potato salad, baked beans, rolls.
and a beverage of tea or soda will
Sserved---. --- ----
Everyone throughout the
community is urged to attend.
Donations are welcome.


?sayContest
opportunity to express their opin-
ions and win valuable prizes in an
essay contest entitledd, "What.
Freedom Means to Me".
The V.F.W. and Auxiliary have
-made 'a long-standing -commit-
ment to foster patriotism, pro-
mote Americanism, and support
the nation's youth within the local
communities.
,The students were judged on
their written interpretation of
addressing the theme, clarity of
ideas, and theme development.
'First place winner, Kyle Millirons,
-will receive a $100 savings bond;
second place. William Owens, a
875 savings bond: and third
place, Monique Adkins; a $50
savings bond.
Million's essay was sent to
District 17's competition where it
won first place. Kyle and his par-
ents. Ray .and Kay Millirons, were
honored at the District 17 lun-
cheon, where he read the essay to
the V.F.W. :and Auxiliary members.
of the -district. A check for $50
was presented to him, and his
essay, has' advanced to. depart-
ment competition. ,
If you 'are interested in V.F.W.
-membership qualifications. please
contact Post Commander Rex
Outlaw at; 639-2055, or Ann
Mann, Auxiliary President, at
639-2443.


The Ilse Newell fund for the
Performing Arts will present "A'
Spring Potpourri" on March 14,1

Local AARP

Plans Dinner,

Entertainment

Next Friday
The St. Joseph Bay' Chapter.
of A.A.R.P. will sponsor a .paghet-
ti dinner at the: Senior Center,'
located at 120 Library Drive ifni
Port St. Joe, at .5:30 p.m. on
Friday, March 19. The menu will'
consist of spaghetti with sauce.
garlic broad, salad, tea, coffee and'
dessert.
Entertainment will feature,
the Silver Liners dance group.
This is an opportunity for every,
one to visit the Senior Citizens
Community Center and learn
more about the services AARP
offers the community. A donation
is, requested-94.00 for adults,
$2.50, for children aged 12 and
under. .
Tickets may be purchased
from A.A.R.P. members, The
Clothes Tree on Reid Avenue or. at
the Senior Center on Wednesday
and Thursday afternoons. Carry-
out is offered also. A few donated
tickets are also available for those
adversely affected by the current
economic situation. Call the
chapter in care' of Ed or Gwen
Knight at 229-6784 for more
details.


Seniors Spaghetti
Dinner Canceled
The spaghetti dinner sched-
uled for March .12 in
Wewahitchka has been canceled
until a later.date. Anyone who has
already purchased tickets may
keep them, and they will be, hon-
ored at a later date. or, you may
get your money refunded. If so,
please call 639-9910 for, more
information.


4:00 p.m., at the historic Trinity
church. The concert is free of
charge and open to the public.
Artists performing will be the
Trio Internationale, composed .of
Martha and Luciano Gherardi
and Beaford Watkins; three.young
performers from Apalachicola,
Aarti Patel, french horn, Nicholas
Blake, violin, and' Paul Polous,
guitar, assisted by Phyllis Blake
and Carl Lester;- guest artists
Tony Partington. tenor,' from
Minneapolis, and Linda Edwards.
soprano, from Valdosta, will pre-
sent a group of popular solos and
duets.
The concert originally sched-
uled for this date was postponed
due to illness. The audience is
invited to attend a reception fol-,
lowing the concert. '


Teresa Celeste Thursbay

Teresa Celeste
Thursday is 2
Teresa Celeste Thursbay cele-
brated her : second "birthday
February 27 with a Teletubbie
party at her home.
There were many friends and
family members there to help her
celebrate this special day.
Celeste is the daughter of
William' and, Teresa Thursbay,
and is the sister, of Colton and,
Caitlyn Thursbay. She is the
granddaughter ,of. Ralph and
Cathey Hobbs of Mexico Beach;
Ernest and Donna Thursbay of
Port St. 'Joe: and'the 'late T0ni
Mann "l-" Eastpoint. She is the
gi-at' grand daughter of Maiy
Mann of Port St. Joe; Mr.. and
MrsI Charles M. Par'ker of Mexico
Beach: Mrs. Ernestine Thursbay
"of Pahama City; Frank Williams of
Columbia, SC; and Helen
Williams of Irnio, SC.


Beach AARP
Lunch Meeting
The Mexico Beach AARP will
be holding a corned beef and cab-
bage lunch meeting. Those
attending are asked to bring a
dish to accompany the main dish.
Everyone is asked to take a friend
along and have fun, and join in
the singing of Irish tunes, led by
John Anderson.
The lunch meeting will be
held in the Mexico Beach Civic
Center (in back of the Mexico
Beach Grocery) on Friday, March
19, beginning at 12:00 CT.

Vickie and Rick Lamberson
To Celebrate 25th Anniversary
The 25th wedding anniver-
sary reception for Vickie and Rick
Lamberson will be on March 13.
from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at
Grace Baptist 'Church (upstairs in
the Capital City Bank).,
No local invitations are being
sent, however, all friends are
invited.

Fellowship Church Sets
Its Revival March 17-19
The Fellowship Church of
Praise, located on Martin Luther
King dJr. Blvd, will be holding a
revival on March 17 through 19.
Beginning every night at 8:00.
Over the course-of the three
evenings, guest pastor "Rosa.
Garland %uill be presenting. Also,
evangelist Charles Alexander from
Panama City, will be included as a
guest speaker,.


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Scott and Wendy Baker of
White City are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter.
Kaitlyn Louise Baker. o
Kaitlyn made her arrival on
January' 20, at 12:05 a.m. at
TyndallA.F.B. She weighed in at
Eight pounds eight ounces. 'and
was 20 and a half inches long.
Proud grandparents are Ray
and Jan Miller of White City,
Donna; Baker of Mansfield, PA,
and Bruce Baker of Clayton, NC.
Proud great grandparents are
Harold and Janell Kirkland of
White City. Flora Miller of Port St.
Joe, Denise Baker of Syracuse,
NY, and 'Robert Bakeri of
Wellsburg, NY.
Little 'aitlyn was welcomed
home with' lots of love from' her
Aunt Christine Baker of
Mansfield, PA, and Aunt Brittany
and Uncle Timothy and Uncle
Jeremy Miller, all' of White City.


Hayden Elizabeth Lee

Lees Have a Girl!
SJason and Kristy Lee would
like to announce the birth, of their
daughter, Hayden Elizabeth. She
was born on' February .10th at.
Gulf Coast Medical Center. She
weighed eight pounds and was 20
1/2 inches long.
Hayden is the granddaughter
of James and Patricia Mellin of
St. Joe Beach and Johnny and
Sally Lee of Panama City.
She Is the great-granddaugh-
ter of Fred and Loyce Dykes of
Panama City and Charles and
Ruth Lee of Okeechobee, Connie
Melvin of Blountstown, and the
late Winnie Martin of Port St. Joe.


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SHilda Pattie, 100 years young, is shown above with members
c the "Odyssey of the Mind" group.


Youth Petitioning the Legislature
S.W.A.T. member Susan Medina is shown in the photo above
getting petition signatures from Port St Joe Middle School stu-
dents to send to legislators. The petition states, "I am signing
this petition because S.W.A.T. and TRUTH have had an impact,
and have beea able to motivate teens across the State of Florida
to rebel against an industry that has targeted youth for years.
S.W.A.T. and TRUTH should continue to be funded in the manner
that they are currently, so thatt teens can continue to fight to
$ave lives. We need to continue to prove to the industry that
they were wrong to underestimate our generation's power."


"No Smoking-Baby Breathing"
Port St. Joe High School S.W.A.T. members Stephanie
Blackmon, Adam White, and Susan Medina, are shown present-
ing Dr. Elizabeth Curry with "No Smoking-Baby Breathing"signs
provided by the American Lung Association. Dr. Curry will use
the signs to help educate individuals concerning the harmful
effects of second-hand smoke oh babies.

Gulf Co. Genealogical .Body of Christ Church


Society Meets Saturday
The Gulf County Genealogical
Society will be holding its March.
i meeting this Saturday, March
S13th. at the Port St. Joe Library.
in the meeting room. from 10:00
Sa.m. to 12:00 eastern time. All
members are urged to attend.
SThe topic of the meeting this
month will be "The Importance of
Our Census". The president.
Beverly Douds. will be discussing
how to use. to read. and to get the
most out of the census. She also
will teach those attending how to:
operate a microfilm machine.
For anyone who is doing.
Genealogy, or is interested in
researching their family roots, the
census is a very important part of
that research. Without the census
Americans would never be able to
keep up with the whereabouts of
their families or children.
' Please attend; the public is
always welcome. For more infor-
mation, call ;Beverly Douds at
229-1094 or e-mail her at
bmdouds@digitalexp.com, or call
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StoHolda Revival
During March 8 through 12,
, Pastor Willie Bell Williams, of
Miracle Deliverance Church in
Ocala. will be min re\i\al beginning
at 7:30 p.m. nightly, at Harbor St.
Body of Christ Church ...
Pastor W. Swanson Cordially
invites you to attend these prayer.
praise, and worship services. "
Corn Beef and
Cabbage at V.F.W.
The Johin C. Gainous V.F.W.
Post #10069 will be serving
corned beef and cabbage with all
the trimmings on Wednesday,
March 17, at the post home in
Highland View. The dinner will
begin at 5:00 and extend until
7:00 ET. You can eat in or carry
out. There will be a $5 donation.


Children Share In
Celebration of Life
for Hilda Pattie, 100
Prior to a celebratory party,
children who are members of the
"Odyssey of the Mind" group from
Port St. Joe Elementary School,,
conducted an interview with Hilda
Pattie, 100 year old resident at
Bay St. Joseph Care Center, to
determine her interests.
On the day of the party, the
children helped Ms. Pattie relive
her first 100 years with activities
such as hula hooping, jump rop-
ing, and much more fun.
As with any birthday party
the honoree received a gift baske
containing a Bible, cards, candy
and other items that she likes
Ms.. Pattie will observe her 101s
birthday party' on May 27th.
Refreshments were enjoyed
by all attendees. The children wh(
planned and performed this
"Celebration of Life", are Brittan3
Kropp, Danielle Krasniqi. Andrev
White, Sam Cox, Leann Hinson
and Chaney McArdle. Their spon
sor Is Cathy Cox.


Tobacco

Program

Wraps Up

First Year
As the Tobacco Pilot Progran
wraps up Its first yea., Florld.
lawmakers are preparing t(
decide whether to fund a second
year. The campaign had a $7(
million budget this year. Governor:
Bush proposed spending $61.l
million next year.
Last week, the Senate Budge
Subcommittee 'on Health an(
Human Services released its rec
omnmehdatlons, which include
cutting the governor's recom
mended funding in half. As I1
stands, the Senate's recommend
ed budget for the entire program
is $30 million-a 57% decrease
from the current year.
As lawmakers prepare to vot
on these recommendations, thi
questions they are asking are thi
same ones that will be asked a
long as the anti-tobacco cam
paign exists.
In a recent interview with Th
St. Petersburg Times, Rep. Debb:
Sanderson, the Ft. Lauderdal
Republican who chsalrs the Hegltl
and Human, Services, Appropria
tions Committee that will vote o0
funding for the campaign, said
"We need to know if they're chang
ing behavior; that's really all I'n
interested in."
In response to this, the pro
gram has results to show
According to a survey released t
September, more than 90 percent
of the teens surveyed were awar
or the anti-tobacco campaign. Th
ultimate goal of the campaign i
to start changing behavior, to g(
teens to quit smoking.
An important point for law
makers to remember is that yo'
are not going to necessarily se
results in one year. The fact thi
'there is 900 awareness of th
campaign among teens, after onl
one year, is monumental. ..
Gulf County citizens ar
urged to contact their legislator
regarding the funding of this pr(
gram. You are entitled to yoL
rights s s citizens to have yoL
voices heard in the Legislature.
S.W.A.T. invites organization
and individuals from tl
community to. attend the ney
meeting of the Gulf Couni
Tobacco-Free Partnership schec
uled for Tuesday, March 23rd
4:00 p.m., ET, at Port St. Joe Hig
School. They. will be acceptir
proposals 'for projects related 1
tobacco prevention.


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Maternal/Child Health Conference;


Emphasis on Children with Disabilities


The Bay County Council for
Children, the local March. of
Dimes Unit, the Bay, Franklin,
Gulf County Healthy Start
Coalition and Gulf Coast
Community College are co-spon-
S scoring a' Maternal/Child Health
S Conference with a special empha-
S sis on children with disabilities.
S The conference will be held on
Thursday, March 18 and Friday,
March 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
t in the GCCC Student Union
Conference Center.
. A medical track, a non-med-
t ical track and a special mater-
nal/child nutrition track will be
S presented. Dr. Charles Mahan,
S Dean. Lawton and Rhea Chiles
S Center for Mothers and Babies at
Y the University of South Florida
r College of Public Health, will be
the keynote speaker on Thursday.
Dee Jeffers, CNM, also from the
Chiles Center, will speak on the
use of Doulas as birth assistants
and networking for the future.
Friday's keynote speaker will
be Dr. Renfroe, pediatric neurolo-
gist from Sacred Heart Children's
Hospital. The speaker for the
nutrition track will be Dr. Joan
Meek, MD, MS, RD, IBCLC. Dr.
Meek is the assistant director for
SMedical Education Pediatrics at
Arnold Palmer Hospital for
Children and Women Nemburs
Children's Clinic in Orlando.
Also slated to speak on pedi-
S atric HIV is' Dr. William Albritton,
pediatric infections disease spe-
o ciallst Dr. Ingrid Rachesky, a local
S pediatrition, will address child
0 abuse issues. Dr. Susan Balk
r Kradel will discuss mental health
S issues i n families with disabled
children and Sam Fellows, LCSW,
will present ADHD/LD.
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Capital City Bank Holds

Drawing for Grand Prize


The Capital City Bank office'
in Port St. Joe wrapped up its two
week long Operation: Green.
Sweep program by awarding a'
brand new gas grill to bank client
Dennis Estep on Friday, March 5.
The program was designed to
inform former First Union cus-
tomers to stop using their old
First Union checks, and begin to,
use their new Capital City Bank
checks. Mr. Estep was delighted.
to win the grill.


Capital City Bank, Inc. is a
financial services company head-
quartered in Tallahassee, provid-
ing traditional deposits and credit
services, asset management,
trust, mortgage banking, credit
cards, data processing and secu-
rity brokerage services. Founded
in 1895, the company has 44
banking offices, 42 ATM's and
nine Bank N' Shops in 17 coun-
ties in north and north central
Florida.


Susan Stephens, left, Dennis Estep, and Christy Dorman.


Optimist Club March
Calendar of Events
March 13- A youth dance at
the Centennial Building from 8:00
until 11:00 p.m. All school aged
children are Invited to, attend. A
$3 donation will be accepted at
the door. A snack bar will be
available.

March 19- A St. Patty's Day
celebration for. the adults at the
Centennial Building beginning at
8:00 and extending until 11:00
p.m. Ice, non-alcoholic drinks and
light snacks will be provided. A 85
donation will be accepted at the'
door. Come to have fun and
dance. Be sure to wear your
green.

March 27- A youth dance will
be held at the Centennial Building
from eight until 11 p.m. All school
aged children are invited, and are
encouraged to bring a friend. This
will be the last dance until May
due to the prom. The price is S3
at the door, and there will be a
snack bar, games, and prizes.
The youth dances will resume
May 3. being held every other
weekend on Saturday night, as
long as no other conflicts accrue.
If you have any questions regard-
ing an~-of the events listed above.
contact Irene Acree or Jenny
Anderson at 229-8622, Monday
through Saturday before 6:00
p.m.

Dorathy Idell
Renfro McElravey
Dorathy Idell Renfro
McElravevy, 56. of Apalachicola,
died Wednesday, March 3. A
native of Batesville, Mississippi,
she was a longtime -resident of.
Apalachicola. she was a former
restaurant owner and a home-
maker.
She is survived by a son,
Phillip McElravey of Apalachicola:
a! daughter, Shirlee Medlin of
Olive Branch, Mississippi: her
mother, Idell Bell of Apalachicola:
two brothers. Willie "Buddy"
Renfro of Port St. Joe, and Bert
Davis Simmons of Apalachicola:
three sisters. Diane Ward of
Apalachicola, Ann Ballard and
Teresa Youngblood of Port St. Joe;-
and two grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
last Saturday at Kelly Funeral
Home, with burial at Magnolia
Cemetery.-: .


Abe Springs
Church Hosts Sing
A gospel sing featuring "Thel
Celebrations" will be held at the
Abe Springs Baptist Church on
Saturday, March 13, beginning at
7:00 CT.
Abe Springs Baptist Church
is located on Hwy. 275 South near
Blountstown. If you would like
more information, contact Rev.
Allen Pitts at 674-5880.
Everyone is invited to come
and.be a part of this inspirational
evening.


Amontae ShaNun Mills

Look Who's 1!
Amontae ShaNun Mills cele-
brated his first birthday on
Friday, March 5th. with family
members and friends, while in
Lakeland watching his uncle
James, Jr. and friends bring
home another state title.
Amontae is the son of LiTasha
Mills and Hayward Mills; the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James
Daniels, Sr.; and the great-grand-
son-of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leslie.
all of Port St. Joe. He is the mater-
nal grandson of Lillie Ruth Mills
and Shelly Mills of Apalachicola.

Booster Membership Open
Anyone who Is interested may
become a PSJHS band booster.
The organization is currently
expanding, and welcomes anyone
who wishes to participate.
For more information about
membership. call Gail at 229-
6593 or 229-6805.


"Harnessing the Wind" Contest Winners
Shown in the photo above are Highland View Elementary
School students who were chosen as winners in the "Harnessing
the Wind" contest for kindergartners through second graders
include the following:
PARACHUTES (kindergarten)-"Flew Farthest". Nathan
Spencer; "Best Looking", Anna Redman; "Best Overall", Brett
Barnes. WINDCHIMES (kindergarten)-"Best Overall", Peyton
Sexton: "Most Musical", Amber Finley and Luke Linton; "Best
Tone", Kristi Davis. WINDSOCKS (first grade)-"Most
Functional", Adam Mott; "Best Overall", Jordon Plair; "Highest
Flyer", Levi Richter; "Most Decorative". Travis Bennett. KITES
(second grade)-"High Flyer", Aaron Adams; "Best Homemade",
Bobby Creamer; "Best Overall", Victoria Hightower: "Best
Looking", Sarah Hay; "Honorable Mention" Stormey Guitreau.


4-H Club is shown after cleaning up a vacant lot in the city.

"All That" 4-H Club Activities


The "All That" 4-H Club
formed October 27, 1998 and has
met every Tuesday since. As part
of their community pride project,
the members chose the lot on the
comer of Avenue A and Martin
Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to
clean up.
They've also placed two trash.
cans on the lot's perimeter with
the hope that passers by will
choose trash cans rather than the'
ground.
Jenatta Rouse, the club's
leader had this to say: "Well. t6
coin a phrase, "I believe that chil-
dren are our future'. That's my
personal motto. Our kids are

Thank You, ,

Port St. Joe
Bill J. Rich, Sr. and family
would like to express their thanks
to the people of Port St. Joe and
the surrounding area for all the
calls and words of encourage-
ment-andd especially for all the
prayers.
God has surely heard the'
prayers and is still in control. Bill
went through surgery fine with
five bypasses this past Monday
afternoon.
Bill is now recovering at
Southeast Alabama Medical cen-
ter in Dothan. Those wishing to
send'a note to Bill may do so at:
151 Brunner Road, Dothan, AL
36301.

Many Thanks J
We. the family of Mrs. Lena
Russ. are grateful to our many
friends for their prayers. cards,
visits, calls, .and other acts of
kindness during our bereave-
ment. It was deeply appreciated.
The Russ and Bailey Families ,

.If YOU See News Happening.,..;'

Call The Star at 227-1278


growing up too fast. The simplici-
ty and delight of childhood is for-
ever lost."
"For an hour and a half each.
week, I have the opportunity to
give back to 17 young girls the
simple joy of growing up: In a
small community. And, as long as
they'll have me, I'll be here. I chal-
lenge all parents to get Involved.
Just Do it!'," concluded Rouse.

Juvenile Justice,
Domestic Violence
Councils will Meet
The Gull County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
.Thursday, .March .18, at 4:00 PM
IET) at" the Gulf County Library
(Highway 7lN) in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open. The public is
welcome and is encouraged to
attend. There is no fee. i
For. further details and infor-
mation, please contact Don
Washabaugh at (8501 227-7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30. The public is also
encouraged to attend. '*

Class of 79 Reunion

Nears Finalization
The plans for the class of 79's
upcoming 20th reunion are being
finalized. The date is set for the,
weekend of July 10,, however,
there are still. some class mem-
bers that the committee has not
been able to contact
If you know the current
address of any of the following
classmates, please call Cherry
Stebel Heape at 827-1304, or
Tessie Myrick at 827-7431. The'
classmates are, Vanessa Jones
Coleman; Rita Smith Simmons;
Cecile Ropelis; Sammy Parker;
Tom Darragh; Shane Boucher;
Donna Carpenter; James Hall;
Sammy Neel; James. Randolph;
'and Robin Jackson.


Early Dismissal Times
For t County Schools
.School will be dismissed early
on Friday, March 12, due to the
spring holidays. The following is a
bus schedule for early dismissal:
Port St. Joe (ET)
Highland View Elem.: 11:30
North Port St. Joe Elerm.: 11:30
Port St. Joe Elem.: 11:35
PSJ Middle School: 11:50
PSJ High School: 12:00


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Main Street Site (WES): 11:45
S Linion Site (WES): 11:50
Wewahitchka High School: 12:00
Elementary school breakfast ,
will be served on Friday. March
12. but lunch will not be served.


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Saturday, March 20

Before, During and After Your

Day of Baseball


Humane Society Offers
Pets for Adoption
The Port St. Joe Humane
Society currently has a( large
selection of animals who need a
home.
If you.would like to consider
adopting one of the following ani-
mals, please contact Johnny
Collins at 227-1115, or the PSJ
Humane Society at 227-1103.
Pets include two five month
old german shepard mixed males;
two chow, one white, one gray;
four walker hounds, one female,
three male; one brindle, female;
two large black labs; four pups;
two red bulldogs, mixed, one
male, one female; over 20 dogs to
choose from. There are also eight
cats waiting for adoption.


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PSJPD Report

HAVE You SEEN RILEY?
VWillie Stanford Riley, age 36,
of-Port St. Joe, has been charged
with resisting arrest without vio-
lence by Officer Chris Teeter.
According to Information


received, Riley had an active war-
rant for cheating (seven counts),
and on March 5th, at approxi-
mately 8 p.m., Teeter attempted
to serve the warrant.
Riley resisted arrest by run-
ning away from the officer to keep
from being taken Into custody.
Anyone with information as to
where Riley can. be located, is


Juvenile Justice Art Winner:
Victoria Ramirez (center), a seventh grader at Faith
Christian School in Port St. Joe, is shown in -the photo above
* after receiving a certificate and ribbon from Don Washabaugh
(left) and Bill Taylor (right), for her art contribution in the
District Two Juvenile Justice Calendar Contest. Victoria was the
Gulf County contest winner.


:Law Enforcement Reports
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999 PAGE 7A


Sheriff Balances Budget


asked to please call the Port St.
Joe Police Department at 229-
COPS-2677.
No LICENSE To MOTOR
On March 8th, at approxi-
mately 11:15 p.m., Wayne A.
Rhodes, age 30, of Jacksonville,
was arrested by Officer Russell
Burch for driving with suspended
or revoked license and resisting
arrest without violence.
According to Officer Burch's
report, Rhodes was stopped by
him for speeding. When asked his
name, the driver gave the officer a
false name.
Upon further investigation, it
was revealed that Rhodes had lied
to Officer Burch and that his dri-
ver's license was suspended or
revoked. Officer James Stephens
assisted in the traffic stop

(Beach PD Log]

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH
1ST To 7TH
During the past week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 91 calls for service.
investigated no burglaries.
assaults or thefts.
The department investigated
two traffic crashes resulting In no
injuries. The accidents resulted In
a combined estimated property
damage of S1.100. The officers-


After 16 years of carrying a
budget deficit, the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office has a balanced
issued 15 traffic warnings and
three citations.
During this same time period,
officers of the MBPD made the fol-
lowing arrests:
*Kenneth G. McKenzie, of
Panama City Beach, was arrested
for driving under the influence on
Monday, March 1st by Patrolman
Burt Himmer.
*Valiant Tew, registering no.
-known address, was arrested for
forgery, uttering a forged instru-
ment. burglary, theft, possession
of marijuana (less than 20
grams), and possession of drug
paraphernalia on Tuesday. March
2nd. by Lieutenant Guy B. Hall.
*James Johnson. of Me.xco
Beach. was arrested for disorder-
ly intoxication and resisting an
officer without violence by
Patrolman Burt Himmer on
Friday, March 5th.
*Orville G. Nunley. of Atlanta,'
Georgia. was arrested for driving'
while his license was suspended
or revoked, carrnina a concealed
firearm. possession of firearm by
a convicted felon on Saturday.
March 6 by Patrolman Himmer.


budget. The deficit which had got-
ten as high as $32,000 was elimi-
nated this past year by the sher-
iffs office.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen stat-
ed, "We did without a lot of things
that we needed; we borrowed; we
traded; and sometimes. we did a
little begging; but we finally made
up the deficit."'
Gulf County's chief law
enforcement officer has had a lot
of. support from fellow sheriffs
who donated several thousands of
dollars worth of excess equipment
and uniforms to the department
that were in good useable condi-
tion.
'. i think I'was on every sher-
iffs list in the state for excess
eqLluipment." added McKeithen.
He would especially like to
extend thanks to Sheriff Guy
Tunnell and the entire Bay,
County Sheriffs Office for their
support during the past several
years. "They are kind of like our
big brother." he remarked, refer-
ring to Gulfs westerly neighbors."-
The sheriff also pointed out
that the Marion County Sheriffs
Office has -helped out tremen-,
dously.
Additionally, McKeithen com-
mends his bookkeeper. Laura
Strickland. for keeping a "tight
rein on our expenditures'". He
stated that she had really been an
asset to the department with her
bookkeeping knowledge and expe-
rience.
And finally, Shenff McKeithen
applauded the citizens of Gulf


She's A Winner!
David Rich's I.G.A. has announced that Peggy Heathcock is
the winner of the three day/two night Pillsbury Vacation Get-A-
Way. In the photo above, David Rich, Jr. is shown congratulating
the happy recipient.

'Public 'Notices

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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
RO.BERT Fi Di.r JIc.V an.1 ;n e CASE NO 99 0A CP
iIiLLN DIUNC.i N rid F R.i IN PROBATE
NET COlORAit IN RE: The Estate of
Plaintiffs. MABETHELWALKER,
vs. CASE NO. 99-47-CA deceased.E WAK
DEZ FIGUEIRA, Gulf C,.,r>o B...3 /
un C.:.un, .:,.-mni-i.:.er nd any NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION'
uink ".'.,7i .r,,,ur" v .-.t; neirs.
r,.- e -. ,t-iin"- llenors. THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
L -ft, r- ..r inrr clirmrar- .niT-ar MABETHEL WALKERP deceased, File Number 99-
b, mrn-fdur. .jnJ .-,-! Fiudefir. 06 CP isr pending in the Circuitn Court for Gulf
Defendants. Cotunr, Florida. Probate Di.vion the address of
which ia Gull County Courthouse P.c.bate
Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Boulevard, Port
NOTICE OF ACTION Si Joe FL 32456 The name and address of the
TO: DEZFIGUEIRA P. Pronal ReF.reenLaume arnd her aturney are, set
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN, LAST fcru.be.lS.i.
KNOWN RESIDENCE: Route 3. Box 100 C. All irere-ted perzo.r, are required to file
Port St. Joe. FL 32456 WITHINN THREE (31 MONTHS FROM T-IHE DATE OF
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTiFIED maLtr a, 3cuO.r, THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE I Ill .
to foreclose a mortgage on and cncumL.enng e el*claim- against th- elatie and 121 ane objeu.-.n b%
following property in Gulf Co'-inr,. Fi.,nda an merem'ed person m horr, nou,:c ai v-35raed
Lots 14, 16, 18 and 20, Block 20ha challenges the valliityv cl the Will the qualifl-
Lot 14, 16, 1 and 20 Block 0, ,:,n, l ie Prnal Repr-erave. venue or
Beacon Hill Subdivision, according o juncaicuon ol the Court
the official plat thereof recorded In
Plat Book 1, Page 2. Publ Records of ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND O-JECTIONS
Gulf County, Florida. NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED,
Has been filed against you and that you are DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
required to serve a copy of your written defenses. If Administration 3/11/99:
an, v:- It ,,"r ir,,in G '-.,n Ri-h 1,,i-ln ,..' THIOMAS S 5 GIBSON
P A rliinuti .i iorr,',. bh.:.e add,.' 1 206 Ea'~ i RISH. GiBSON i& SCHOLZ, P.A.
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32457. within tLi-rim3 Ill ,aai%- uter nme tirit pbli P.O. Box 39
cation-of.this -i.:.u..- and file ih, -.nin, aith Lu- ,
Clerk of this C..-rt either r--l.:.re er ..,r, Pornt J.e Florida 32456
Plalntlffs. attorney or Immediately thereafter; oth (50i 22'- 6211I
erwise a default will be entered against you for the ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
relief demanded in the Complaint. FL BAR NO. 0350583
BENNY C. LISTER /s/NORMA R.'FALL .
CLERK OF,THE COURT P 0 Bo\ 13653
By: /s/ T. Knox lMewco Beach. FL 324 10
As'Deputy Clerk PERSON'J. REPRESENTATIVE
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t Several friends have ventured
out to my lot to view the con-
struction of my new house. Much
to their surprise and my chagrin,
the only things sprouting up on
the lot are a few beans, squash
and tomatoes.
Most hunters have packed
away their guns except for the
turkey hunters. Spring turkey
season opens up March 20 to
April 25.
The Panhandle has a healthy
and growing population of
turkeys, and much of that credit
goes to deer management on area
leases. The same feeding stations
and food plots for the deer have
helped the turkeys stay well fed
over the winter, and a good spring
turkey season is expected.
Freshwater fishing is in full
swing. The speckled perch. and,
bass are spawning in the shal-
lows and bream are soon to'join
in. The first full moon in April is a
traditional time for shellcracker
anglers to get serious.
Saltwater anglers are anx-
iously awaiting the spring arrival'
of Spanish mackerel followed by
the first run of cobia along our
beaches. With the water tempera-
'tures never dropping much this
'winter, these arrivals should be
sooner rather than later.
Speckled trout fishing opened
up statewide March Ist and Tom
Brocato of Broke-A-Toe's says'the
trout fishing at Indian Pass is
beginning to pick back up. Spring
is top-water time for trout, and
St. Joe Bay will be the destination
of choice for many anglers.
Nearshore fishing Is still out-
standing ,for red .snapper and
sheepshead. The snapper are still
on nearshore structure and the
reef balls. Cut bait is sull the
choice bait. Mixed in with the
keeper-sized snappers are many.,
many in the 10 to 15 inch range.
The snapper fishing seems to be
In very sound shape.
Careful release of these juve-
rules will further ensure stable
red snapper fishing in the future.
Using small circle hooks helps
cut the mortality rate of the
throw-backs. Circle hooks have
the tendency to catch in the lip
rather than down the throat and
make for,a quick.. clean release...
g'he Ma~_oe-iolds true 0'or. grouper


Outdoors in the Gators Win Big Twice
a v .'W Blfl, c


also.
Grouper fishing offshore is
still very good when weather
allows a trip. New regulations for
recreational fishermen will soon
go into effect and raise the mini-
mim size to 22 inches. A one-
inch-a-year increase will continue
to raise minimum limits until it
reaches 24 inches. The number of
fish, an angler may keep has not
changed,-yet. Consult fishing reg-
ulations regularly for updates.
Grouper anglers in the
Carrabelle area are having good
luck on shallow water grouper
using diving plugs. :Several
friends fished last week and boat-
ed seven keepers on- a morning
trip,. and boated five more the
next day. All were caught in 20 to
25 feet of water. J.
Not many Panhandle anglers
fish for grouper with diving plugs,
-but the ones who. do have had,
good luck. Mann's and Rapala
' both make these lures that dive
20 feet and some even near 40
feet deep. Coupled with a down-
: rigger, these plugs could present
rarely seen baits to grouper In
our area. The red and white and
chrome with blue backs are the
hot colors in Carrabelle.
Yep, there is no foundation,
no piles of lumber, and no stacks
of shingles, yet-just a rusty roto-
tiller, a few garden tools, and a
huge mouid o4f mushroom com-
post. The mushroom stuff seems
S"'to be almost magical. ....
I believe that if I put enough
of It on my beans that they'd
growy, and grow, and grow right
up to the sky. I could climb, and
climb, and climb up that
beanstalk and maybe find the
house that Jack built. I could
even invite Jack, his big friend,
-.-.,and his goose down for a visit to
the beach.
Just about every city along
the Gulf has fully-staffed tourism
departments that encourage this
sort of thing: some even want
people to stay and build homes.
But with new rules, new regula-
tions, and new restrictions placed
on new homebuflders, that old
story about Jack's goose that laid
the golden eggs should take on a
whole -new meaning along, the
S beach" -. ,


by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
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WEWAHITCHKA 9, GRACEVILLEI 1,
THURSDAY, MARCH 4
The Wewahitchka Gators'
baseball team put solid pitching
together with a lot of offense for a
9-1 victory over Graceville on
Thursday. The Gators broke a 1-1
tie in the bottom of the fourth
inning with two runs, and added
six more in the sixth to put the
game out of reach.
Dave Davis (2-1) struck out
13 Graceville batters, and allowed
only one earned run on four hits
and no walks, to pick up the win
for the Gators (5-1).
Davis also led Wewahitchka
on offense. with two home runs
and three RBI. Blake Rish was
two for three with a double and
two RBI, while Brandon Jones
and Philip Hall each went two for
four.
"I was very pleased with our
intensity after not, playing for a'
full week," said Head Coach Grant
Grantham.

GRACo0 0 000 0---1 42
WEWA 001 206 x- 9.12 0
WEWAH-fITCHKA: Dave Davis and
.Champ Traylor.

WEWAHITCHKA 13, APALACH" 3
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to a 6-1 record on the
season Width Friday's 13-3 five
inning run-rule shortened victory.
over Apalachicola. The Gators
trailed 2-1 after the first Inning of.
play. but scored two runs in the
bottom of the second. two In the
third. five In the fourth, and three
in the fifth for the win. .,
Kelly Forehand (3-0) gave up


three earned runs on four hits
and two walks to pick up the win
on the mound for the Gators.
Forehand struck out four batters
in his five innings.

Forehand went three for four
with a home run and four RBI to
led Wewahltchka. Blake Rish was
three for three with two RBI:
Philip Hall was two for three with
a triple and two RBI; and Brandon
Jones hit a solo home run. Chris
White had a single with two RBI.
Tripp Atchison also had a single
and a RBI. and Champ Traylor
added a single for the Gators.

"Chris White made two nice
plays in the outfield." said Coach


Election -- (from Page 1)


a resolution to call for a special
election at the earliest possible
date. November, 1999, to bring
the, referendum back before the
voters.
The resolution spells out the
intent of the board is to attract
new businesses and encourage
expansion and development of
existing businesses.
Building Permitting and
Condemnation Issues
County commissioners looked
at several building permitting and
condemnation issues during the
meeting.
.... County _Building Inspect-gr
SMichael, Hammond presented tie
board with several pictures and a
video depicting numerous code
violations and building permit
deviations on a home being con-
structed by Michael Bobzien at
Cape San Bias.
Hammond pointed out the
homesite was visited after a com-
plaint had been filed. The original
structure was permitted in 1996
for a 1,956 square foot home, but
as Hammond pointed out. the
partially constructed home Is
closer to 6.000 square feet, far
beyond the scope of the permit.
He pointed out numerous
code violations ranging from wind
load requirements to electrical.
and even questioned whether the
house was built beyond the
state's construction setback line.
After discussing the possibill-
ty of condemning the structure.
Sthe board voted 3-2 to give
Bobzlen 60 days to correct the
code violation problems or show
major strides toward that goal, or
they would reconsider the struc-
lure.
Commissioners Nathan
Peters. Jr. and John Stanley voted
against the motion, questioning
whether 60 days was enough tUle
to do what was required.
The 60-day time clock will
begin after the county furnishes
Bobzien with an Itemized list of
code violations. Bobzien will also
have to get an engineer to sign off
on the structure and the proposed
corrections to the house.
The board also decided to
start the condemnation process
on 12 to 15 properties located in
Creekwood Subdivision along the
banks of Wetappo Creek. off of
Highway 386.
The lots have been designated
for recreational use only because
they do not meet state guidelines
for septic tank permit require-
ments. Several recreational vehi-
cles, mobile homes, and houses
are illegally located onh the lots in
question.
..Gulf County -"Health
Department Administrator Doug
Kent told the board there were
even some cases of dumping raw
sewage into the water. "
The lots were sold as a loca-
tion for, property owners to park
their boats and have access to
Wetappo Creek.:
The board also denied a
request to continue building per-
mits for four, lots at Seacliff
Subdivision on Cape San Bias
because of lack of construction
activity. They did agree to credit
the cost of the permits bought in
1990 ($246.30) toward the pu'r-
chase of new permits ($817.13).


Taunton Speaks
The board heard from David
Taunton concerning the rights of
citizens to speak at public meet-
ings. Taunton alluded to a state-
ment by Commissioner Billy
Traylor in response to statements
made by him (Taunton) during
the board's last meeting. Traylor
told Taunton there wasn't enough
people between them to stop him
from getting to Taunton if he
talked about his family again dur-_
, ing the meeting. .
-,As Taunton continued mak-'
ing accusations toward Traylor,
Board Chairman Knoidx attempted
to stop him f-om making "person"
I al attacks" about Traylor's family,
When those efforts failed, he
asked Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Captain Joe Nugent to remove
Taunton from the meeting, and
called for a three minute recess of
the board's meeting.
As Captain Nugenft: ap-
\proached Taunton, he' finished
his statement and sat back down,
then Chairman Knox reconvened
the meeting stating to Taunton
that this had been going on for a
year and he had been unsuccess-
ful in, getting Commissioner
Traylor kicked out of office.
Commissioner Traylor left the
meeting shortly after Taunton
began reading his prepared state-
ment.
Taunton announced his
intention to re-read the statement
during the board's next meeting
since he was interrupted, once
again pointing out his right to
voice himself during the meeting.

In-Other Business
*Agreed to lease three acres of
county property to the Humane
Society upon which to construct
an animal shelter. The property is
,located near the Gulf: County
Mosquito Control building, and
will be leased for 20 years for $1
per year.
*Decided to advertise for the
services of a county lobbyist as
suggested by ,Commissioner
Warren Yeager.
*Expressed concern that the
roadside curbs being constructed
at ,the new post office .in Port St.
Joe were, a hazard. Building
Inspector Michael Hammond told
the board he ,had contacted' the
city about the situation.
Solid, Waste Director, Joe
Danford advised the board 'that
Amnesty Day was scheduled for
Saturday, March 27th, at the Gulf
County Courthouse.
'Agreed to accept, an offer
from Bay County to purchase a
used fire truck for ,the Dalkeith
Volunteer Fire Department for $1.
*Decided to advertise for bids
to finance. $30,000 for the pur-
chase of 1-1/2 acres in Ward
Ridge for construction of a new
health department. David and
Trish Warriner gave the county 1-
1/2 acres and agreed to sell them
another 1-1/2 acres for a total of
three acres of property.



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Grantham.
APAL 2.01 00x x- 3 43
WEWA 122 53x x-13 12 0
WEWAHITCHIA: Kelly Forehand and
Champ Traylor.

WEWA SOFTBALL
WEWAHITCHKA 5, CARRABELLE 4
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators scored one run In'the bot-
tom of the seventh inning to break
a 4-4 tie. and open the 1999 soft-
ball season with a 5-4 victory over
Carrabelle. The Lady Gators are
now 2-0 on the season because of
Thursday's forfeit from Chatta-
hoochee.
Judith Husband (1-0) had an
impressive performance on the
mound for Vewahitchka. Hus-
band struck out 12 batters and
allowed only one earned run on
three hits and two walks in her


seven Innings. Knight said the 11 1/2 pound
Krvstal Hendricks had a dou- eagle was the largest she has ever
ble with two RBI to spark the rehabilitated.
Lady Gators' offense. Judith Hus- After 2 1/2 months of care,
band had a double, and Christy Mrs. Knight said the eagle had
Ward added a single. recuperated to the point it wa,
............... ready to be reintroduced back
WEWA 0 02 100 1- 4 3 3 into the wild. "Pahokee" was
CARR 0 02 020 1- 5 3 3 released at the same spot it was
WEWAHITCHKA: Judith Husband. captured on December 22nd.
Lt. Miller and Wildlife Officer
Bob Shipman said were it not for
the efforts of the Big Sandy
Hunting Club members. the
-endangered eagle certainly would



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Hunter Education
Course Is Offered
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is offering
a hunter education course in
Panama City in March.
The 16-hour course will be
taught in the cafeteria of Tyndall
Elementary School on Highway
98 in Tyndall Air Force Base, from
6:00 to 9:00 p.m., on March 16,
18, 23, and 25. Attendance is
required at all class sessions and
the range m oraer to complete the
course.
The course is required for
anyone born on or after June 1.
1975 to purchase a hunting
license. ,
Persons interested in attend-
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Soars Again (Page 1)
Lt. Miller. Penny Hatcher
(Wewahitchka rehabilitator). and:
several volunteers helped capture,
the eagle In a ti-ti thicket where
the bird had been spotted. Miller
said the capture took over an',
hour due to the extremely thick
terrain the bird had chosen to
elude them In. and the fact that it'
was accidentally released. and
had to be recaptured during the
process.
Alter the capture. Mrs. Knight
carried the eagle back to her
home/office at the Big Bend
Wildlife Sanctuary near
Blountstown.
Knight said "Pahokee" had
been injured by a gunshot to its
lower extremities and she was
particularly concerned about its
chances for survial since the
bullet had passed close to the
eagle's spine.
After two weeks of receiving
antibiotics, "Pahokee" responded
well to the treatment and adapted
to her new surroundings at the
wildlife sanctuary. -o


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 11. 1999


Sharks Win 3 Close Games


PORT ST. JOE 7, B'TOWN 5
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
The Port St. Joe Sharks
scored all seven of their runs in
the last three innings of Friday's
District 3-2A match-up for a 7-5
win over Blountstown. The
Sharks led 7-1 heading into the
bottom half of the seventh inning,
when the Tigers rallied to score
four runs-but it wasn't enough.


S.Ryan Stephens hits for the
Sharks.
Matt Terry (3-0) struck out 13
Tiger batters in his' six anid two-
thirds innings on the mound for
Port St. Joe. Terry allowed five
runs, none of them earned, on
four hits and eight walks.


Stephen Lowrey pitched one-third
of an inning in relief for the.
Sharks.
Jacob Tankersley went two
for four with two RBI to led Port
St. Joe on offense. Ashley
Stephens had a double and two,
RBI, Matt Terry also had a dou-
ble, while Brett Lowry and Matt
Caswell each added singles for the
Sharks (6-2).
Sharks( ...... .... .
PSJ 000 033 1--7 6 3
BHS 003 .110 0--5 3 5,
PORT ST. JOE: Matt Terry, Stephen
Lowrey (7), and Ryan Stephens.
PORT ST. JOE 4, FLA. HIGH 3
SATURDAY, MARCH 6
The Port St. Joe Sharks
knocked off Florida High 4-3 Sat-
urday, for their second victory
over the Seminoles this season.
The Sharks took a 2-0 Into
the top of the fourth Inning, when
the Seminoles scored one run,
and then two more in the fifth, for,
a 3-2 lead. Port St. Joe answered
in the bottom half of the inning
with two runs of their own for a 4-
3win.
Ashley Stephens (2-1) tossed
,a complete game three-hitter, and
struck out nine, to pick up the
win ,on the mound for the Sharks
(7-21. 'Stephens gave up three
earned runs and walked four
Seminrble batters. :
Matt Terry was two'for three
with two RBI to lead Port St. Joe.
Jim Faison, Ryan Stephens and
Jacob Tankersley each added a
single.
FLHI 000 120 0- 33"4
PSJ 1 01 1 020 x-, 4,51'
-PORT ST. JOE: Ashley Stephens and
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PORT ST. JOE 3, LIBERTY Co. 2
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
The Sharks' Ryan Stephens
hit a RBI double in the bottom of'
the fifth inning to score Jim Fai-
son, and led Port St. Joe to a 3-2
victory over Liberty County,
Matt Terry (3-0) tossed a com-
'plete gaine three-hitter with 10
strike-outs to pick up the win on
the mound for the Sharks. Terry
gave up two earned runs and
walked five Bulldog batters.
4' Jim Faison went one for two.
and Matt Caswell was one for
three, for Port St. Joe's two other.
hits.:
"It was a good ball game by'
both teams,", .said Head Coach,
Buck Watford. They came ready
to play. WVe're not swinging the
bats well, but we're playing good
defense and pitching well."'
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PORT ST. JOE 2, LAUREL HILL 10
SATURDAY, MARCH 6'
'The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
opened up the North Florida Clas-
sic held at H. G. Harders Park last
Saturday with a 10-2 loss to Lau-
rel Hill in five innings.
All of the tourney games were
played with a 1:20 time limit. The
Lady Sharks trailed 6-0 heading
into the third inning wfien they
scored their only two runs ofl the
ball game.
Megan Johnson went two for
three to lead the Lady Sharks on
offense. Angela McDowell, Evette
Gant, Bonnie Belifi and Katie Kil-
bourn each added one hit for Port
St. Joe (2-1)' .
Kilbourn (1-1) picked up the,
loss on the mound for Port St.
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PENSACOLA:CATHOLIC,.l,
S SATURDAY, MARCH 6
The Lady Sharks' seven' runs
in the bottom half of the second
ininxg. were all they. needed to,
knock off Pensacola Catholic 11-1
in the third game of the classic.
TPort St. Joe (3-2) added one' more
runri in the third inning and three
in the fourth 'before time expired.
Bonnie. Belin (2-0) picked up
'the win 'on the mound for the
Lady Sharks.
,. ..Courtney Lenox and Julle
.Lanford each had two hits to lead
the offense. Katie Kilbourn.
Megan. Johnson. Lacey Johnson
and Kristin Abrams each had one
hit
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eight hits and four Port St. Joe
errors to, beat the Lady Sharks
14-4 in three innings in the sec-
Qnd game.'
Katie Kilbourn," Julie Lanford,
Bonnie Belin and Kristen Abrams
each. had one hit for the Lady
Sharks.
Kilbourn (1-2) tossed the first
two innings on the mound and
Lanford pitched one inning of
relief.'
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SATURDAY, MARCH 6
Port St. Joe held a 6-3 lead
'going into the bottom of the sev-
enth inning when Vernon scored
four runs for a 7-6 victory. .'
Lacey' Johnson led the Lady
Sharks (3 for.3) with two hits at
the plate. Kristen Abrams, Evette
Gant, Bonnie Belin and Julie Lan-
ford each added one hit.
Belin (2-1) tossed a complete
game seven-hitter to pick up' the
loss for Port St. Joe.
"We were without a couple of
our starters that were in Lakeland
with 'the' cheerleaders," said
Coach Jim Belin. "It gave us an


opportunity to get a few young
players some experience at differ-
ent positions."
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TUESDAY, MARCH 9
Port St. Joe's Lady Sharks
pounded out 13 hits, and took
advantage of seven Blountstown
errors, to beat the Lady Tigers 26-
4 in Tuesday's run-rule shortened
District 3-2A match-up.
The Lady Sharks scored five
runs in the top of the first inning
to jump ahead of Blountstown
early, and extended their lead
with 10 runs in: the second and
seven in the third, for a 22-0 lead.
Bonnie Belin was three for
four, and Nelkole Royster 'went
three for five with five RBI, to lead
the Lady Sharks (4-3) on offense.
Evette Gant and Katie Kilbourn
each added two hits.
'Belin (3-1) tossed a five
inning two-hit ball game to pick
up the win on the mound for the
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four batters, walked four and did
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SThe,Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday
morning, March 13th.
The bullseye match will start
Sat 9:30, and consists of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed 25
. yards from the Tiring line. The
matchh Is divided into three stages.
(slow fire. timed fire and rapid
fire), with 30 shots fired In each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun
maybe used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
,match, and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50, 75, and '1090tyards from the
firingline. .:
Suitable handgun calibers 'for
this match would include .22 RF,
,.22 magnum; '.38 special, .357
magnum and .44 magnum.
All handgun' shooters are
invited to participate in these
monthly matches. Trophies to
fourth place will be awarded in
each match. For additional infor-
mation' call 229-8421. ,
Last Week's Competition
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its, monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette and small-
bore rifle metallic silhouette
matches. The minatches had a very
good turnout,' with 16 entries for
the hi-pbwer match and 15 for the
smallbore match.
Bobby Gay won first place in
the hi-power match by knocking
down six targets. Five shooters
were tled for second place with
five targets each; Houston
Whitfield won, the tiebreaker to
claim second. Tommy Wood won
third place' and Roger. Brown
came in fourth.
Whitfleld won :the smallbore
match by downing 31 targets.
John Fadio was second with 27,
Calvin Dean third with 26, and
Wood was fourth with 24.
The matches 'are attracting
lots of new shooters and everyone
is 'enjoying the challenge of trying
to knock 'down the metal targets.
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compete in these matches, sched-
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Tournament MVP James Daniels (20) slips by Tampa Prep's
Winston Davis and Casey Sanders for a lay-up.


Eppinette Named "Coach of the Year"


By Award Sponsors, Dairy
SPort St. Joe Head Coach Ver-
non Eppinette, who led the Tiger
Sharks to a 31-3 record, a fourth
consecutive state title, and a sixth
consecutive "Final Four" appear-
ance, was named the 1999 Dairy
Farmers Florida Boys' Basketball
"Coach of the Year" in balloting by
a statewide panel of high school
coaches and media representa-
tives.
The seventh annual award,
sponsored by Dairy Farmers, Inc.,
and the Florida Athletic Coaches
Association (FACA), honors the
state's top high school basketball
coach for the 1998-99 season.
Eppinette, who was earlier
named the "Class 2A Coach of the
Year", received nine first place
votes, and 266 total points, to
edge runner-up, Bruce Rosebrock
of Jacksonville Wolfson High
School, the "Class 5A Coach of
the Year", who received 204
points.
Steve Kohn of Winter Park
Lake Howell High School, the
"Class 6A Coach of the Year",
received four first place votes and
174 points to finish third.
Rounding out the voting was
Tallahassee Florida High School's,
Al Blizzard, the "Class 3A Coach


Farmers, Inc. & FA.C.A.
of the Year", with 160 points;
"Class 4A Coach of the Year"
Roy Lee of New Smyrna Beach
High School with 142 points: and
Anthony Pujol of Miami Northwest
Christian Academy, the '"Class A
Coach of the Year", who received
two first place votes and 134
points.
In nine seasons as Port St.
Joe's head coach, Eppinette has
compiled a record of 228-52. He
has coached his teams to six con-
secutive district titles and five
state titles. He has been named
the "Region 3 National Coach of
the Year" twice by the National
High School Coaches Association.
Eppinette will be honored
with winners in the 19 other
sports at the seventh Annual
Florida High School Sports
Awards "Breakfast for Champi-
ons" scheduled for June 26th, at
Sea World in Orlando.
The Florida High School
Sports Awards Program exempli-
fies Dairy Farmers' commitment
to the state's youth. While honor-
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educates young people about the
Importance of dairy products In
their daily diets as part of an over-
all nutrition plan.


Sharks Are Champions!


Defeat Tampa Prep Saturday to Make It Four In A Row!


ST. JOE 44, TAMPA PREP 37
Saturday, March 6
Port St. Joe made it "4 In A
Row" and won its fifth state title
in six years, and eighth in school
history, with Saturday's 44-37
victory over Tampa Preparatory.
The Tiger Sharks, predomi-
nately known for their full-court
pressure defense and fast-paced '
offense, used their half-court
game the entire fourth quarter of
play to run out the clock and keep -;
the basketball out of the hands of
Tampa Prep and "Florida's Mr.
Basketball" Casey Sanders.
"We are known as a running
team, but we are also a very good
half-court team," said Head
Coach Vernon Eppinette. "They
trust me when I make a call and
they keep their composure and
the momentum to win the game."
The Tiger Sharks didn't click
on offense early In the first quar-
ter. Tampa Prep jumped out to an
11-3 lead before Rod Chambers
hit a three-pointer to help send.
Port St. Joe on a 6-0 run which
ended with a free-throw from
KNron Bailey. Those shots netted'-
brought the Tiger Sharks within'
two points (9-1 1) with 2.9 seconds
left in the first quarter.
With the game tied 14-14',"
and only 1:24 left in the half,
James Daniels gave Port St. Jo6t.
boost of emotion when he beat.
Tampa Prep's Winston Da\is and
Casey Sanders to the basket for a
slam dunk.
Seconds later, Daniels stole
the ball at half court and finished'
with another slam dunk, to give
the Tiger Sharks a 19-14- lead,
with 1:14 left in the first half of
play.: ', '
With only 30 seconds on the
clock, the Terrapins' Winston
Davis brought his team to within
two with a three-pointer, but
Travis Jenkins answered with a
three-pointer of his own, to send
Port St. Joe into half-time with a
22-17 lead.
Kyron Bailey and Tremaine
Lewis delivered an excellent per-
formance containing Casey
Sanders in the first half. Sanders
only had six points..
"Those two sophomores did a
great job on Sanders," said
Eppinette. "We played the same
defense that we have played all
year. We have been the smaller
team all season, and most teams
try to take advantage of our size
by getting the ball to their big men
in the middle."
Sanders came alive in the
second half to score 12 points in
the third quarter.
"You can't shut down a player
like Casey the entire game,", said
Eppinette. "Ten years down the
road when he is playing on televi-
Ssion, our players will be able to
say that they guarded him."
Jenkins hit two three-point-
ers in the final minute of the third
quarter; the latter with five sec-
onds left, to give the Tiger Sharks
a 35-33 lead at the buzzer.
In the fourth, Port St. Joe ran
chunks off the clock before
Tampa Prep starting fouling Port
St. Joe in an effort to regain pos-
session, which put the Tiger
Sharks in the bonus situadon.
The Tiger Sharks made seven of
13 free throw attempts in the
fourth..' '
With 55.5 seconds left in the
championship game, Tampa Prep
made two foul shots to narrow
Port St. Joe's lead, to 39-37, but
,were shut down the rest of tle,
game. Travis Jenkins made three
free throws, Kedrick Larry had
one, and Rod Chambers also
added one, to lead the Tiger
Sharks to a 44-37 victory.


Travis Jenkins and Iosi
Quinn trap the, Terrapins'
Andrew Kouwe in the second
half of Saturday's Class ,2A
championship game.
Port St. Joe knocked oilt
Tampa Prep in each of the past
three "Final Four" tournaments.
Travis Jenkins led the Tiger
Sharks' offense with 12 points
and six rebounds. James Daniels
' followed with nine points and foijr
assists, and Kedrick Larry
chipped in eight points for Port St.
Joe. The Tiger Sharks oui-
rebounded the Terrapins 22-20.'
"I am very pleased with all, of,
our players. They all worked very
hard all season to get here and
win a state championship," said


Mosi Quinn, Travis Jenkins, Kyron Bailey and some Tiger Shark fans celebrate Port St. Joe's
fourth consecutive state title after defeating Tampa Prep 44-37 Saturday.


Eppinette.
Three Port St. Joe players
were named to the All-Tourna-
ment Team. James Daniels was,
selected as the MVP. and he was
joined by Tremaine Lewis and.
Kedrick Larry. The remaining
players named to the team were
Jimmy Bishop for Westminster
Academy; Winston Davis, Casey
Sanders and Andrew Kouwe from
Tampa Prep.
ST. JOE 9 13 13 9 44
TAMPA 11 6 16 4 -f-37
ST. JOE (44) Quinn 4, R. Cham-
bers 4, Daniels 9, K. Larry 8, Jenkins
12, L.,Larry 3. Smallwood 1, Bailey 3.
TAMPA (37) Frazier 2, McClain 4,.
Sanders 18, Kouwe 7, Davis 6.


Jenkins hits one of his
three three-pointers against
Tampa Prep.
ST. JOE 53, WESTMINSTER 47

Thursday, March 4
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
advanced one step closer to their
goal of winning "4 In A Row" with
Thursday's 53-47 victory over
Fort Lauderdale Westminster
Academy. The Lions hoped to
revenge last year's loss in the
Class 2A championship game to
the Tiger Sharks.

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Coach Vernon Eppinette took
his well-coached, in-shape and
class-act group of young men into
battle prepared to face the best
teams in the state. .
Port St. Joe took a 2-0 lead
before Westminster went on a 6-0
run for a 6-2 lead early in the first
quarter. The Tiger Sharks
bounced back and forth with the
Lions, until Tremaine Lewis made
a basket to give Port St. Joe a 14-
12 lead, to end'the first quarter.
The Tiger Sharks extended
their lead in the final minute of
the first half of play. Rod Cham-
bers made a lay-up with :45 sec-
onds remaining for a 31-28 lead; ,
and following a steal by Mosi
Quinn, James Daniels gave Port
St. Joe a 33-28 half-time lead.
Westminster outscored the
Tiger Sharks 10-5 in the third
quarter to bring the game to a 38-
38 tie.
With a 48-41 lead in the final
minutes of the game, Port St. Joe


went into their half-court stall
offense which forced the Lions to
foul to regain possession of the
ball.
Rod Chambers, Travis Jenk-
ins. James Daniels and Tremaine
Lewis all made key free throws to
lift the Tiger Sharks to a 53-47
. victoryy to face Tampa Prep in the
Class 2A championship game on
Saturday.
James Daniels paced Port St.
Joe with a team-high 15 points,
two assists and five steals'.
Tiemained Lewis followed withl-"f
points. Kedrick Larry had a game-
high 10 rebounds to help 'the
Tiger Sharks out-rebound a taller
Lions team 38-12.
ST. JOE 14 19 5 15 53
W'MIN. 12 16 10 9 47
ST. JOE (53) Quirn 2, R. Cham-
bers 8, Daniels 15, K. Larry 7, Jenkins
5, L. Larry 5, Lewis 11. -
WESTMINISTER (47) Colon 3,
Toman 3, Holden 8, Housefield- 6,
Bishop 16,- Carlson 6, Stroud 5.


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someone has a capped tooth."
Not with today's dental tech-
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properly capped or crowned
shouldn't show at all.
Even if you choose to have
gold crowns made for front or
back teeth, they can be cov-
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other material made to match
the color of your natural teeth.
Oftentimes patients will
select a gold crown for one of
their back teeth and leave it
just as it is-noticeable. This is
fine if you have no objection to
gold in your mouth.


Properly fitted and con-
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natural teeth, capped or
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natural color are almost impos-
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WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PORT ST. JOE MIDDLE SCHOOL PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL PORT ST. JOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLAND VIEW ELEMENTARY ,CHOO
APRIL BIDWELL JUDY CAMPBELL RODNEY HERRING PAM JONES TERRY STRYKER CHARLOTTE WILLIS


First Annual Teacher Recognition and Awards Banquet This Evening

Year 2000 District Teacher of the Year" Winner Will be Announced; State "Teacher of the Year" will be Featured Speaker


The Education Foundation of
Gulf County, Inc. will host the.
first Annual Teacher Recognition
and Awards 1Di1ner honoring
teachers and their special guests
on Thursday, March 11th, at 7:00
p.m., ET, in the Commons Area of
Port St. Joe High School.
The banquet will recognize
the many contributions that Gulf
County's teaching professionals
make within the community, and
to announce the official "Year
2000 District Teacher of the
Year", who will represent the Gulf
County School District in the
regional competition.
'The featured speaker for the
evening will' be the "1999 Teacher
of the Year for the State of
Florida", Scott Hebert. Amy Hoyt,
from Channel .13 WMBB, will
serve as mistress of ceremonies.
S- Every teacher in Gulf County.
members of the school board.
board members of the Education
Foundation of Gulf County, Inc.,
news media, and other local dig-



Building In


County Des:
Industry On
Gulf County Building Officer.-
Michael Hammond, told the
Rotary Club, last Thursday, that
the building industry is growing
in Gulf County. "As a matter of
* fact," he said, "According to the
number of permits taken out, it is
growing faster, and has more
going on. than in neighboring
Franklin County. where they are
experiencing a small boom. We're
experiencing a boom here in Gulf
County. too. in spite of our econ-
omy," he said.
Hammond said the building
industry has grown 38% in the
last two years. The monetary
value of permits applied for has
grown from $105.000 to1
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nitaries will be in attendance at
this special event.
Following is a brief introduc-
tion to the six school selections
for "Teacher of the Year". Each is
a candidate to represent Gulf
County during the coming year.
APRIL BIDWELL
April Bidwell teaches second
grade at Wewahitchka ElementaryI
School and has been there for
four years. She graduated from
the University of West Florida and
began teaching in 1992.
Additionally, she coaches basket-
ball and track at Wewahitchka
High School.
A parent stated this about the,
WES instructor, "Ms. April- is a-
wonderful, bright and intelligent
teacher because she makes her
children use their imagination:
she encourages them to read; and.
she makes them feel good about
themselves."
CHARLOTTE WILLIS


Charlotte Willis teaches third:'
grade at Highland View
Elementary School, after having.
taught in the district gifted pro-
gram. She, is a relative newcomer;
to the( Gulf County system, com-
ing here from Gwinnett County.
Georgia.
She recently said, "I continue
to grow as a teacher and learner
of new teaching strategies and
concepts so that my students will
benefit from them. I look for those
teachable moments and get satis-
faction from knowing that the
light bulb has gohe on for one of
my students."
RODNEY HERRING
Rodney Herring teaches
social science and is the Student
Government sponsor at Port St.
Joe High School. He is very
involved in the life of the school
and its activities. He is also the
clock keeper for all Tiger Shark
home basketball games.
Rodney says, "Each time a


dustry Is Growing in Gulf


pite Economic Problems
Track for Largest Year Ever Recorded


-- 8157,000- Tff tTn-i same time
frame, with most of the permits
being taken out in the north half
of the county, but with the most
dollars in new construction value
experienced in the Cape San Bias-
and Indian Pass areas.
"This year, purchasing of per-,
mits is heading for the 8200,000-
mark," he continued. The depart-.
ment operates within its own
income.
Gulf County follows the
Southern Standard Building
Code. "At no point are our stan-
dards less than the SSBC. or our
requirements for the level of
tradesmen any less stringent."'he
said.
The building department
operates to ensure the home
owner he is getting quality work
for his money. New buildings are
inspected for approved carpentry,


- electric, plumbing, and roofing
installations, as well as founda-
tion preparation.
Hammond said that ifa coun-
ty does not have a state-approved
building department in operation,
Insurance companies won't write
structure insurance in that coun-
ty.
He touched on the concern
local realtors had with the possi-
bility of the Peninsula getting a
"Cobra" rating, making It impossi-
ble to build there and obtain flood
insurance. Some of the current
activity is to get buildings con-
structed prior to any possible
"Cobra" rating which might be
imposed.
Hammpnd said permits are
required fall buildings 10'xlO or
more and served by water and
electricity.


student "gets It,' a teacher is
blessed. Upon returning from col-
lege. a student's 'do you
remember when'-brings a lump
to your throat. A scraggly
homemade card becomes a cher-
'ished possession. Teachers
Scan find rewards in every single
1'day-caring about young people
Is a gift that anyone who consid-
ers entering the profession should
begin with!"
JUDY CAMPBELL
Judy Campbell came to Gulf
County from the Dakotas. She
graduated from the University of
North Dakota with a degree in ele-
mentary education and presently
teaches sixth grade at Port St. Joe.
Middle School.
Currently, she serves as pres-
ident of the Gull County
Classroom Teachers Association.
Judy serves on various commit-
tees, such as performance
appraisal, calendar, etc.
"I'm as much a learner as my
students, as I try to apply what I
am learning to helping them
,learn. I am proud to be a teacher
land this is my greatest accom-
pllshment. .... I tell my students
:that they can soar like eagles
unless they convince themselves
-they are only prairie chickens.
The world is waiting for them. and
jas, a teacher. I can help them
reach out for it. For me, being an
'eagle means being a teacher,"
_says Judy Campbell.
TERRY STRYKER
Terry Strvker is band director
at Wewahitchka High School. The
band, under his able dLrection.
has achieved superior ratings In
various competitions. This, after
Inheriting a band which was at its
lowest point. Terry has 19 years of
teaching experience, most of
these,in Gulf County.
He says. "Whether we are the
band director, the coach, or the


principal, we are teachers first, It
is our responsibility to learn the
newest technologies and teaching
strategies in order to prepare stu-
dents for the amazing opportuni-
ties to be encountered in the new
millennium"
PAM JONES
Pam Jones began as a substi-
tute teacher in the Gulf County
system. She steadily worked on
her degree until she qualified for a
teaching certificate. She currently
is teaching fifth grade at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.


She enriches the education of
her students by relating her vast
travel experiences to subject mat-
ters taught. Pam will be retinng at
the end of this school year.
She said this about her teach-
ing experience-i further my stu-
dents' education by being there. I
rarely miss a day. I don't even
want to be on a committee that
would keep me away from my
classes. I'm also there for them
emotionally to hear their stories.
dreams and tragedies. I truly care
about my kids."


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SGI Methodist Choir to Present Easter Cantata


MEDITATIONS OF A
Qtatrinr 3ldpjr

By LOWELL F. ADAMS .
Watch What

"The tongue is afire"
James 3: 6


THERE IS A SAYING: "Be careful of the words you
speak you might have to eat them."
How many times have we said something, and wish we
had not said it? "If any man offend not in word, the same is a
perfect man., and able to bridle the whole body." James 3:3.
The one who is able to control their tongue, and not "offend
others" is described by the Scripture as "perfect". Sometimes
we put our mouth in gear, while our minds are only idling.
Doctors usually examine the tongue to determine the state
of our body's condition. An examination of our tongue may
also determine the status of our spiritual condition. Even words
spoken in jest or humor, may hurt more than we realize.
Many years ago, when my children were small, a visitor,
in admiration of my youngest, said jokingly, "She's very cute!
What would you take for her?"
In response, I laughingly responded, "Oh, if I sold her to
you, you would want your money back. I'll just give her to,
you," That joke seriously alarmed my 5-year-old daughter.
Recently, my daughter told me, from that moment on, she
lived in fear, that I might give her away. I should have known,
little children are totally innocent, and everything adults say is
truth to them. All those years my daughter was growing into
adulthood, with a continuing fear, created by 'my careless joke.
How sad, that idle joking words can create such misery.
James 3:9 says with the tongue we bless God, the Father.
Tragically, with that same tongue we dishonor God by slander-
ing each other. Even on occasion, cursing each other.
The Holy Spirit, who lives in the heart of each Child of
God, is grieved when we use the tongue in dishonorable ways.
Children of the King of Glory should honor Him, not only with
their conduct, but with their speech as well.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 12:36 "Every idle word you shall
speak, you shall give account of in the day of judgement." God,
is Love. He tells us Love is the essence of service to Him. Love
worketh no ill to one's brother or sister.
We might ask ourselves, do all my words honor God?,



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 .,
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:0 Mt ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET,
Sunday School 9:45 am. Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God les.i" 'u'
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8"25
For information concerning our bus mimitry, please call 64"'-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. lIce
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School .. . ... 9:45 a m.
Sunday Morning Worship . .: .'11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. . ... 6.30 p.m.
W wednesday . ..... ....... .00p m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



J First United Metfodist Church
11 1North 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)
Sunday School 9:45

ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA.
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God's/
loveIT


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship L 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


The choir of St. George Island
United Methodist Church will pre-
sent a special Easter Cantata on
Saturday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.
in the church sanctuary, located
at 201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on St.
George Island. There is no charge
and the public is invited to attend
this moving performance of the
death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ.
Entitled "He Shall Arise," this
Easter documusicale f6r choir
and soloists was written and'
arranged by Tom Fettke, who,
used many familiar works by
other composers such as Sibelius,
Bradbury, Vivaldi, Stainer,
Handel and Beethoven.


The work is divided into eight
parts: the overture and opening
chorus, the triumphal entry, The
Last Supper, Gethsemane, the
arrest and trial, the crucifixion,
the resurrection and the promise.
Director of the 18-voice choir
is Merel 'Young, a retired music
director from Keokuk. Iowa who
volunteers his: expertise at St.
George Island United Methodist
Church.
Margaret Pfelfrer will provide
organ accompaniment, and Frank
Latham. representing the Christ,
will be featured as tenor soloist. A
buffet supper in the church fel-
lowship hall will follow the perfor-
mance.


In Matthew 5.6 we find',
"Blessed are those who hunger
and thirst for righteousness, for
They shall be satisfied."
We have many hungers in
life. Living the righteous life can
Oliver F. Taylor sometimes be, challenging. We
Visitation Minister, First need food for our souls.
United Methodist church We need food for our bod-
ies. This is the time of year when Girl Scout cookies
will go on sale. Next Sunday is Girl Scout Sunday in
many churches. The Girl Scouts are an important part
of our society. We need to support the Girl Scouts,
through their endeavors, .
Scouting is a great program for girls and boys.
Our youth have a hunger for what they can get
through scouting. Our community needs to support
our Scouts.


First Baptist Plans Area Foster"
a Two Day Revival Families Needed


A two day revival will be held
at the First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe featuring Dr. Johnny Hunt
from the First Baptist Church In
Woodstock, Georgia. Also joining
him to lead the music in the ser-
vices will be Scott White. .
The services will begin at
:7:00 p.m. nightly on Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 16 and 17. For
more information, call 227-1552.


Gospel Sing Sat.
The Free Spirit Community
Church is holding a gospel sing
on Saturday, March 13th, begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m., CT. The church
is located 10 miles north of the,
Overstreet bridge; turn right on
Jarrott Daniels Road: go to first
block building on right one-half'
mile down the road. Look for the'
sign!


Families, are needed to open
their hearts to children in need of
temporary homes. If you feel your
family can be a foster home.
please contact your local
Department. of Children and
Families office for more informa-
tion. If you live in Bay or Gulf
County, please contact Linda
Rogers or Sam McRae, Jr. at 872-
7620.

Plan St. James,
Rummage Sale
There will be a rummage sale
at St. James Episcopal Church
this Saturday, March 13th. start-
Ing at 8:00 a.m. Stop by early for
the best selections and the conti-
nental breakfast. St. James is
located at the intersection of
Marvin Avenue and 22nd Street
in Port St. Joe.


] JESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

- Liberty Bible Church
Welcomes You To Its Services

Sunday Morning Service ... 10 a.m.
>, 102 Liberty Manor Circle Port St. Joe

Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912


Pot of Victory"

First. Ckrck offke Nazarene
2420 Lon9 Avenue Poet St, oe, Flo.ida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ... .. ..... ...... 10 a.m. Give u1to ike Lord the 1 oe q
Sunday Morning Worship .........r... a.m. du,e His namne, worslhp the
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6p.m. Loed in tle bea,'y of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service ............ 7. I p.m. Psalm 29:2

\\1/ The friendly place to worship!

1 First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF' SERVICES
r .Si' Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
'41t I, .1, i Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
lSA~ 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
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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Celebration
be had by all while singing, wor-
shipping and praising God for his
many blessings.


Men's Day I
Get ready, it's coming. The
Men's Day Celebration at New
Bethel A.M.E. is here. This day of
enlightening activities is held to
glorify and celebrate God.
The day will begin at 9:30
a.m. with church-school. After
which, the stage is set for morn-
ing worship at 11:00 a.m. Rev.
Robert King of Jacksonville will be
the guest speaker. His message
will surely warm all hearts.
Following morning worship,
you're invited to the dining hall
for a meal guaranteed to please
the stomach.
Go home, relax,. and then
return later in the evening begin-
ning at 6:00. A glorious time will


Prayer Warriors
All "Prayer Warriors" ,are
called to join together each
Wednesday from 12-00 until 1:00
p.m. at New Life Christian Center
in'the Union Hall on Sixth Street.
The entire community of Gulf'
County is asked to come out and
support this effort.


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


The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School .. .... ............. . . 9 a.m. CDT
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 ..................................... ....... ... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................... ........... ... .. 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & W orship,.................7................... 7 p.m,i
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
:-M


508 SLxtee


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH EL:i'x ee
SStreet 227-75Sixteenth Street
*nth Street 227-1756 r


Sunday Worship . 10
Adult School ....... .11
*Swidah School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. Reid Camneron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


i rst BaptistChurch
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
-- ^ '-;'. MAllen Welbon Buddy Caswell' ;
nl Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
I S:h o I Sunday School ...... ... ........... 9:45 am,
SI Worship Service .... .... ....... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ......... .......... 6:00 pm
S Evening Worship ...... ............. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...........7:00 pm'
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .. . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .... ...... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.'

Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Constitution and 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


ce Baptist Chur
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN TME LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THE WILL 50AR'ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLES 15AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace


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New Bethel A.M.E. is expect-
ing you Sunday, March 21, locat-'
ed on the corner of Avenue C and
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.

Thank You
The family of Allene S. Rhodes
wishes to express its appreciation
for the many acts i of kindness
shown during her recent illness.
and death. A special thank Vou to-;
,our wonderful friends at Howard-
Creek.
SBill Rhodes. Vera Burge, Hazel -
Johnson and Clyde Sanford.








THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999


Pictured, left to right, are Joe Manning, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tyndall Fede
Credit Union; Wesley Atkins, General Manager/CEO, St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Uni
Harry Smith, President of the Board of Directors, St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit-Union.


Plan Gulf County
Pre-K Health Fair
It's time again for the annual
Gulf County Collaborative
Partnership Pre-K Health Fair.
Over 20 different agencies will be
at the, fair to give out their
agency's information to the chil-
dren and their parents. The infor-
mation will provide helps and tips
available in this area.
-,, This year's health fair for pre-
school children will be held on
Thursday, March 25th, from 10
a.m. until 12 p.m., in the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe. For further information,
please call Gloria Gant at 227-
2559.


Social Security
* Representative
The Social Security represen-
tative visits the Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe the first and
third Mondays of every month
eral from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The
ion: '' 9ieor citizens have referred sev-
eral people who have had many
types of problems resolved.


encourage the public to present
their problems to the Social
Security representative. The next
visit will be on March 15th.


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On February 22, Tyndall
Federal Credit Union donated;
$1,000 to credit ,union relief
efforts being coordinated for the
Florida Coast Paper Mill workers
during the mill's shutdown.
Joe Manning, Chairman of
the Board of Directors, presented
the check to representatives from
the mill worker's primary credit
union, St'. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit Union.
Harry Smith, President of the
Board of Directors, and Wesley
Atkins, General Manager/CEO,
accepted the check on behalf of
Papermakers FCLIU, and will use
the funds to support mill workers
whose unemployment benefits
will soon be running out.
"We feel fortunate to be able
to help our neighbors in their time
of crisis," said Mr. Manning. "Our
contribution for the mill workers
is just another way of showing
what the credit union philosophy
is all about-people truly helping
people." .
The relief funds will be dis-
persed according to guidelines
established by a committee-of rep- ...
:.resentatives from thqemill and at,
least one Papermaker FCLI boai-d
member. The shutdown that
began in'August of 1998 has idled
some 485 workers, and the mill
has shown no sign of re-opening.


Gulf Coast Employer
Services Expanding
The WorkForce Center located
at Gulf Coast Community College
is embarking on a new era of
putting unemployed area resi-
dents to work. To assist with this.
the center has added an addition-
al staff member to work with local
business owners and. managers
who are in need of qualified
employees.
Janey Dunn, of Atlanta, has
joined the WorkForce Center staff
as job developer, bringing with
her many years of experience in
the private staffing industry and
public job training programs. She
will be contacting local business
owners and managers to discuss
their employment needs and
assist them with their staffing.
Ms. Dunn will also be work-
ing to build an employer network


Distributed March 16, 18


; U. S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on March 16th ano 18th.
The foods will be distributed 'at
the old senior citizens building in
Port St. Joe and the senior citi-
zens building in Wewahitchka.
The distribution in Port St.
Joe will be on Tuesday, March
16th from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.,
ET. and the distribution in
Wewahitchka will be on
Thursday. March 18th, from.
12:00 until 2:00 p.m., CT.
Recipients must have a
current commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. Anyone who has
questions concerning their eligi-
bility or. would like to sign up
should call 229-9114, 639-5068,
or come by the commodity office
Sin the Gulf County Courthouse


prior to these dates. ,,
Wewahitchka residents, may
come to the old courthouse on
.Wednesday, March 17th, from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CT, to certify,
for commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the i
state-established maximum per-
centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or
which can prove its eligibility for
food stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI). or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods;. ', .0
Documents accepted as proof
of eligibility include proof of eligi-
bility in the above programs. As'
an alternative to providing' such
documents, a household may
simply complete an application.
giving total household income. -
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race. color, national origin, age,
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rrnzn THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999


Gulf Count:

4 The Department of Juvenile
Justice was created in 1994 by
the Juvenile Justice Act. Its mis-
sion is to provide programs to pre-
vent and/or reduce juvenile delin-
quency. Each county has a
Juvenile Justice Council that
works closely with the council
coordinator and the District II
office of developing and imple-
menting programs which meet the
needs of the community.
The Gulf County Council
meets the third Thursday of every
month at the Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe at 4:00
p.m., ET. In order for the efforts of
the council to be successful,
input from the community is
required.
Most people, whether they
have children or not, would like to
contribute something, but they
don't know what or how to go
about doing it. There are many
ways one can give something to
society. For example, the first way
is to become a volunteer. By vol-
unteering, you provide a valuable
service to your community. .
Volunteers can help by offer-
ing assistance to school work,
organizing recreational- activities,
or simply offering advice about
employment opportunities. Many
people choose to spend time
tutoring students after school at
the library. However, there are
countless other activities out
there for willing volunteers.
Because Gulf County is a


Melody Nelson (left) and
Tammy Owens (right).


Local Teachers

Competed in

Marathon Race
On February 27th. Nlelody
Nelson, a second grade teacher at
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
and Tammy Owens, a science
teacher at Port St. Joe High
School, competed in the 16th
Annual Blue Angel Marathon at
the Naval Air Station in
Pensacola.
The marathon course .was
26.2. miles of flat to rolling terrain
through historic NAS, downtown
Pensacola, and along the water-
front of Pensacola Bay. The run-
ners had to contend with the new
course, which crossed the tall
Bayou hico Bridge twice, at the
14-mile mark and at the 20-mile'
mark. The course changed
because, the old drawbridge that
the runners' crossed for years was
replaced with the new bridge.
The marathon is strongly
supported by the community with
many spectators gathered along
S the route. The marathon is recog-
nized by the Road Runners Club
of America.
Saturday's race set a new
record for entries with 1,057 run-
ners. The previous record was
1,027, set last year. Marathon
entries included runners from 34
states and also natives of the
Czech Republic, Brazil, Puerto
Rico, and the Ukraine.
Sag wagons were ready to col-
lect any set of legs that could; no
longer sustain ,the rigors of
Saturday's 16th Annual Blue
Angel Marathon, but Nelson and
Owens were not among those col-
lected.



Cong. Boyd's Rep. in

Port St. Joe on 19th
A member of U.S. Rep. Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Friday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in
person issues which concern
them.

A -representative of Rep.
Boyd's staff will be at the Gulf
County Courthouse in the down-
stairs conference room from 9:00
to 11:30 a.m., ET, on Friday,
March 19th.


Juvenile Justice Council Meets Every Thursday of the Month


welcome to come and become part
of the Mentoring Coalition. All
approved volunteers undergo a
background screening and refer-
ence check.
If you -are interested in
becoming a mentor, the District II
Mentoring Coalition meets the
first Thursday of every month at
10:00 a.m. ET, at the W.T: Neal
Civic Center in Blountstown.
Most programs rely on the
communities' financial and moral
support to continue to operate
successfully. One way in which
you can help is through the pur-
chase of the "Invest in Children"
license tag. With each purchase,
$20 goes into a trust fund for Gulf
County.
The revenue from the sales is
used to fund programs and ser-
vices that prevent juvenile deliin-
quency. Pamphlets about this tag


can be found at the nearest coun-
ty tag office, and possibly area
businesses.
Prevention is the key to
reducing juvenile crime, but there
are established intervention and
diversion programs for those
youth who have passed this point.
The Department of, Juvenile
Justice realizes that in order to
prevent and reduce juvenile
crime, all aspects of one's life
must be positively touched. The
department is currently working
with the faith community in
establishing aftercare, prevention,
and intervention programs for
youth in the county.
Appropriate values determine
the way a youth feels about him
or herself. which in turn will help
determine their actions.
Volunteers can help impart these
values, such as honesty, concern


for others and personal account-
ability, to the youth he or she is
working with. These youth can be
a positive role model themselves
for others in the community.
Gearing the segments of an indi-
vidual's life in a positive direction
can help that individual become a
productive citizen..
The week of March 14
through March 20 has been
recognized by the Department
of Juvenile Justice as
Juvenile Justice Week. During
this week, the department
will strive to increase the
awareness of the surrounding
areas about the department
and how it collaborates with
other agencies in order to
have an effective juvenile jus-
tice system.

Attendees include: sheriffs
department, police department .


rural area, problems with child-
care and transportation are
understandable. If you would like
more information on the library
program, please contact Ms. Jean
Faliski, at the Gulf County Public
Library, at 850-229-8879.

Volunteers can also provide
services to youth through mentor-
ing. A mentor is one who is com-
mitted to helping youth one-on-
one in every area of their life, aca-
demically, physically, socially,
and mentally. He or she is basi-
cally a positive role model and a
friend.
Because many families are
headed by dual working or single
parents, parental involvement is
sometimes lacking. Therefore,
another aspect of a mentor's role
is to encourage parental involve-
ment in the activities of the juve-
nile. Anyone who is interested is


MIU E


GUL CONTYBOAD F CUNT COMI


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 5, 1999
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Stanley., Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
,Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administraute Assistant Debbe Wlbberg.
Road Superintendent Bob Lester. Solid
Waste Director 4 Joe' Danford, Veterans'
Service Officer/S H.1 P. Admirustrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting 'was called to order at
4:05 p.m., E.S.T.
ROADS ACCEPTANCE / MAINTE-
NANCE-Chairman Knox reported that the
purpose of this workshop is to discuss the
Board's policy regarding acceptance of
roads, stating that they need to consider
revising this policy to loosen the require-
ments to allow acceptance of older roads.
Upon inquLry by Marion Hough about the
new subdivision ordinance, Attorney
McFarland stated that the policy the-Board
is referring to can be amended (it is not an
ordinance). The Board members further
discussed limited maintenance agreements
vs.. ownership. and Attorney McFarland'
suggested that the Board either revise their
policy or approve variances to the policy
instead of using limited maintenance agree-
ments.on a regular basis.
The workshop did then recess at 4:35
p.m., E.S.T. until after the special meeting.
There being no further business, the work-
,shop adjourned at 5-10 p m.. E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:'BENNY'C LISTER', CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 5, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: 'Chairman" Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters. 'Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
'Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore Chief Administrator Don
utrler. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg. Road Supenrintendent Bob Lester.
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. Veterans'
Service Oflicer/S H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams. and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugenrt.
The meeting was called to order at
4:35 p.m.. E.S.T. .: .
ROADS ACCEPTANCE / MAINTE-
NANCE-Upon discussion about limiting
the number of additional roads to be
accepted, 'Commissioner.Traylor motioned
to accept only three (3) additional roads
each year (this does not Include new roads
which are part of, subdivisions). and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
for discussion Commirdssioner Yeager dis-
cussed the possibility of haring prior agree-
ments with the property owners regarding
sharing the expense of pa ing. members of
the Board discussed setting priorities (sim-
ilar to a grant "point" system) to determine
which roads will be accepted After further
discussion, Commissioner Stanley with-
drew his second and Commissioner Traylor
withdrew his ,motion. Commissioner Peters
stated that he is against accepting any
more roads because the County has no sec-
ondary road and bridge funds to pay for
maintenance. Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed that the present policy allows the
Board to grant variances to the acceptance
policy, if they so choose. ,' '
COMPANY ..- GARBAGE COLLEC-
TION-Commissioner Stanley discussed
complaints he had received regarding the
administrauon and billing departments of
Waste Management for the County garbage
collection, stating that he. had not received
any complaints about, the actual pick-up
service, Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that he had met .with Rory Cassedy, of
Waste Management, and had been told that
the Panama City office will be re-staffed
and Mr. Cassedy is handling all Gulf
County complaints personally. Upon
inquiry by Marion Hough about the con-
tract with Argus Services being assumable
by other companies, Attorney McFarland
reported that the contract is assignable.
Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the Waste Management representative
had also discussed that the contract may
be renegotiated. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to send a letter to
Waste Management to request re-negotia-
tion of the garbage collection contract;
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:25 p.m., E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX,. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 9, 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.
Yeager,- Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,


Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Mosquito
Control Department Secretary Sandy
Hobbs, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The, meeting was called to order at
7:03 p m E S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
Vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda,
as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes
-January 26, 1999 Regular Meeting
2. Invoice
-KMT, Inc. Wewahitchka Health Dept.
(#1 $9,675.00)
-Agency for Health Care Administration
(#9811 November, 1998 $10,469.50/
#9812 December, 1998 $13,403.78 *
to be paid from Account #52264-34100)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT:
1. Amnesty Day
-March 27, 1999
2. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney Kelly McIntosh
Sale (Boddye #97-190-CF $1,912.50
to be paid from Account #61021-
31000)
-Payment to Attorney Kelly McIntosh
Sale (Cannon #97-215-CF $1,302.25
"' o' be paid from Account '#61021-
31000)
-Payment to Attorney Timothy
McFarland (Laster #97-130-CF *
$425.00 to be paid from Account
,#61021-31000) o T !
-Payment to* Attorney Timothy
McFarland (Nobles #97-235-CF *
$1,013.00 to be paid from Account
#61021-31000)
-Payment to Attorney' Timothy
McFarland (Kent #98-41-CF $853.64
to be paid from Account #61021-
31000)
3. Invoice
-First Choice Reporters (January, 1999
S527.00 to be paid from miscella-
neous court reporter line Items)
-Preble-Rlsh. Inc Air Park 1#61213 *
S5.500 00 to be paid from Account
#21111-311001
RECEIVE BIDS 09899-11 / FINANC-
ING W.C.F.D. FIRE TRUCK-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids
199899-I I lor financing for a fire truck for
the White City Fire Department, tr, the
. amount of S50.000 00, the following bids
were received and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler and Building Official
Hammond: Capital City Bank. 4 95".-..
$250.00 Fee' Collateral; Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, 6.87%,' 6.933%;
Wewahitchka State Bank, 6.95%. .
RECEIVE BIDS N9899-12 / FINANC-
ING B.F.D. FIRE TRUCK--Pursuant to
advertisement :to receive sealed bids
(#9899-12) for financing for a fire truck for
the Beaches Fire Department, in the
amount of S180.000 00. the following bids
were received and tabled lor review by Chief,
Administrator Butler and Building Official.
Hammond: Capital City Bank, 4.95%,
S250 00 Fee Collateral; Citizens Federal
Savings Bank; No Bid; Wewahitchka State
Bank, 6.95%.
RECEIVE BIDS #9899-13 / USED
AMBULANCE G.C.E.M.S.-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids
(91%99- 131 for Itw used Type I ambulances
for Gulf County E M S the I'ollo'.f n bid
was received and tabled for revie, by Crief
Admrinistratocr Butler and Gull County
E M S Director McGuffin Panama Fire
Apparatus. Inc S34.000 00
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM'-
Chairman Knox reported that the Health
Department submitted a letter stating that
the water samples taken from the White
City Water System were analyzed arid
reported as extremely clean (no turbidity).
LITIGATION / MEETING-County
Attorney McFarland reported that the cpse
oil Armsu-ong vs. Gulf County has been
scheduled for trial in April and, upbn his
request, Commissioner Yeager motioned for
Chairman Knox to schedule a closed litiga-
tion meeting prior to. mediation.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
C\D.B.G. SEWER LINE EXTEN-
SION-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the County is eligible for a Community
Development Block Grant for sewer line
extensions in Gulf County. Upon his
request, the Board agreed, to advertise jto
hold the first public hearing regarding the
grant application on Tuesday, February
23rd.
ADVERTISE / SECOND SURVEYOR -
PLAT REVIEW-Chief Administrator Butler
reported on a letter received from Bay
County, stating that they will be unable to
perform the additional plat reviews for Gulf
County. Upon his request, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to advertise for a survey-
or 'to perform the additional plat reviews.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the' motion
for discussion and, upon discussion about
having this law "tweaked", the motion
passed unanimously.
EMPLOYEE PLANNING/BUILDING
DEPARTMENT-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that 14 applications were
received for the Building Inspector/
Assistant Planner position, and he recom-
mended that David Richardson be hiredTfor
the job (salary to be set within the range
established during the last application
process). Commissioner Yeager motioned to


approve this recommendation, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion. After discussion by Commissioner'
Stanley and Commissioner. Peters about
their opposition to this new application
process, David Taunton inquired about Mr.
Richardson's qualifications. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed Mr.
Richardson's qualifications, and the
motioned then passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Peters and Stanley voting
no.
PLANNING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
BOARD-ChiefI Administrator" Butler
reported that Da,.id Richard-on mill haue to
be replaced on the P.D.R.B.. and requested
that the Board consider an appointment b.'
the next Board meeting. He also discus-ed
the possibility of limiting the number of
absences a person could, have and still
serve on the P.D.R.B.
GRANT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF LABOR / LANDFILL WORKERS-Upon
request by Solid Waste Director Danford,
the Board agreed to employ Landfill Interns
at the rate of $8.00 per hour, to be paid
from J.E.P. Grant Funds. ,
GRANT TREES-Solid Waste
Director Danford reported that he has
grant funds to purchase trees, mushroom
compost, etc., and requested that the
Commissioners notify him of areas for
which they need trees.
ADVERTISE PERMIT SEA OATS-
Upon request by Solid Wastei Director
Danford, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
advertise the Board's intent to obtain a per-
mit to plant sea oats, and pay the permit
expense from BCC: Other Current Charges
& Obligations. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
m F.E.M.A. MEETING FLOOD INSUR-
ANCE RATING MAPS-Commissioner
Yeager reported that F E NM A -,aill hold a
meeting regarding proposed : h'.Lng _s t.:
their' "'Flood ,'Insurance "'Raling ,Maps
(F..R.M.' In the Counrty Comni;sio,ners
r .eeurig r'jom on February lOth at 1 0
a.m., and he encouraged everyone to
attend.
FIRE HYDRANTS HONEYVILLE-
Upon discussion by Commissioner Stanley
about the need for -the fire hydrants on
Highway 71 in Honeyville to be elevated, he
motioned to authorize overtime for Gerald
Shearer and his assistants to elevate these
hydrants (stating he would pay for the
materials from his special projects funds).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed'unanimously.
CULVERT REPLACEMENT-
Commissioner Stanley inquired about the
Issue of replacing c.StiL cu'ertis which
are in need of repair, arnd Comninisioner
%'eager stated that the Board needs to
address this matter in the near future.
DONATION AMERICAN RED
CROSS-Commissioner Stanley reported
that he made a donation to the American
Red Cross, on behalf of the Board.
Commissioner Yeager stated that he had
also made a donation to them. Chairman
Knox'stated 'that he will also make a dona-
tion from his special'projects funds.
'APPOINTMENT NORTHWEST
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT-Upon moti.or, by Corrmisilo:ner
Traylor, second by' Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote,, the Board agreed to
send a letter to the Governor, requesting
that Doug Birmingham be appointed to
serve as Gulf County's representative on
the Nonrthwetsi Florida Watex Management
District Board
ECONOMY GULF COUNTY-
Commissioner Trayl.:.r reported on: a meet-,
ing ini Tallahassee which he and Chief
Administrator Butler attended, stating that
the Governor is very concerned about the
economic situation in Gulf County and
there should be, many positive results from'
the meeting.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM-
Commissioner Peters discussed the water
system testing performed on the White City
water system by a lab in Jacksonville, stat-
ing that he is very pleased with the results.'
He also thanked Doug Kent for his expedi-
ence in this matter.
RESOLUTION FLORIDA MARINE
PATROL / NET BAN-Upon discussion by
Commissioner Peters, Attorney McFarland
read a proposed resolution regarding net
fishing. Commissioner Peters motioned to
adopt the following resolution, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the. motion.
Mark Moore appeared before the Board to
thank them for their assistance and to give
an update on the court case Elmo Sanders
Appeared before the Board to request that
the fishermen be included in the meetings -
with the State regarding unemployment
compensation, as their jobs have'been cur-
tailed as well. Joe Hooper discussed the
upcoming restructuring of Floirida
Department of Environmental Protection,
Florida Marine Patrol, Etc. The motion then
passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 99-02
WHEREAS, constitutional amendment
Article X, Section 16, entitled "Marine Net
Fishing" became effective July 1, 1995; and
WHEREAS, the amendment was
enacted as a limitation on marine net fish-
ing in Florida; and
WHEREAS, the marine resources of
the State of Florida belong to all of the peo-
ple; and
WHEREAS, the said amendment
authorizes the use of two 500 square foot
non-gill or entangling nets in in-shore and
near-shore Florida waters; and
WHEREAS, since the adoption of the
amendment, the Florida Marine Patrol has
inconsistently, arbitrarily and unreason-
ably arrested small fishermen using lawful
nets based on instructions from Florida
Marine Patrol headquarters; and
WHEREAS, the spawning potential
ratio (measure of return of abundance of
fish) is within one year of reaching its goal,
as opposed to nine years as originally pro-
jected; and


WHEREAS. coastal fiashmg counues in
Florida are economically devastated due to
the actions of the Marine Patrol in arbitrar-
ily, indiscriminately arresting and seizing
nets and products. and
WHEREAS, the mullet fish is a valu-
able food fish for the citizens of Florida
Including, specifically, those that are eco-
nomically deprived; and
WHEREAS, fishermen are actively
concerned with resource conservation; and
WHEREAS, there are numbers of
cases pending in trial courts,. appellate
courts and in the Florida Supreme Court.
that upon final ruling ma\ bring consisten-
cy in the enforcement of the laws: and
WHEREAS, the Flonda Legislature in
1998 adopted Section 370.093, Florida
Statutes, which specifically provided,
among other things, that any net con-
structed of braided or rwisted nylon cot-
ton, linen, twine or polypropylene twine
material is not to be considered an entan-
gling net within the prohibition of Article X,
Section 16, Florida Constitution; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding said
statute the Florida Marine Patrol has con-
tinued arresting people using those nets
made laimul by said -.ection in the statutes;
and
WHEREAS. there is no. prohibtuon in
the Florida Constituuon nor in the Florida
Statutes for the use ,0 two 500 square foot
non-entanglement rectangular nets for,
fishing in-shore and near-shore waters in
Florida, and
WHEREAS, the improper actions of
the Florida Marine Patrol are driving fisher-
men into bankruptcy and out of existence;
;, NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida resolves the following.
1. The State of Flonrida should use all
of its power to insure equal, fair enforce-
ment'of-'All laws against its ciuzens .
S: 2. The Board specifically requests the-
Governor to enter an Executive Or&er pro-
hibiting the Florida Marine' Patrol' from
arresting any properly licensed commercial,
fishermen using two 500 ,square foot nets,
or less, constructed of braided or twisted
nylon, cotton, linen, twine or polypropylene
twine material.
3. Further that a meeting be sched-
uled between the Governor and appropriate
local government officials to jointly present
a bill to the Florida Legislature to resolve
these Issues favorably for all people in the
State of Florida. '
4. That a Special Grand Jury be sum-
moned and empowered to Lnvesugate the
conduct of the Florida Marine Patrol in
arresting the fishermen, and seizing their
property and catches. whtle purportedly
enforcing the laws of the State of Florida.
ADOPTED this 9th day of February.
1999. (End)'
RESOLUTION TARPAULIN PURSE
SEINES-After'discussion by Chairman
Knox, Attorney McFarland read a proposed
resolution regarding use of tarpaulin purse
. seines. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeagef, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following resolution:" .. .
RESOLLITION NO 9Q0.-3 -
WHEREAS. Gulf County is a coa'sfal
community and has depended on the pro-'
duction of seafood as an essential' partof
our economic structure; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County has suffered
severe economic hardships with the closing
of-many businesses and the. loss of many
jobs; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County realizes that
the local fishing industry has suffered
se% ere employment setbacks since the 1995
net ban; and
WHEREAS, the continuation of the
pilot program as described in F.S. 370.093
would sustain existing jobs;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS that Gulf County,
Florida:
1. Supports the continuation of the
tarpaulin purse seines program as stated in'
F. 5. 370.693 for an additional 3 years,
which would determine whether or not the
baitfish industry and associated jobs could
become a permanent part of our local
industry.
2. Requests that a copy of this resolu-
tion shall be made available to State
Representative Beverly Kilmer and State
,Senator Pat Thomas enlisting their support
of this resolution.
ADOPTED this 9th day of February,.
1999. (End)
ROAD ACCEPTANCE PELICAN
WALK SUBDIVISION-Chairman Knox
passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Peters.
and motioned to approve a variance to the
Board's road acceptance policy of 1992 and
accept the road through Pelican Walk
Subdivision at St. Joe Beach (upon proper
conveyance). Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion for'discussion. After dis-
cussion regarding limited maintenance, lia-
bility, lack of funds, etc., the motion passed
3 to 2, with Chairman Peters and
Commissioner Stanley voting no. Chairman
Peters returned the Chair to Commissioner
Knox.
The meeting recessed at 8:03 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 8:20 p.m.,
E.S.T.
RESOLUTION RIVERINE TRAINING
CENTER-Upon request by Chairman
Knox, Attorney McFarland read the follow-
ing proposed resolution supporting place-
ment of a riverine training center on, the
Apalachicola River in Gulf County.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to adopt
the following resolution, and Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion. Upon discus-
sion by Commissioner Traylor about bring-
ing industry Into Gulf County, the motion
passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO.99-04
A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUN-
TY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


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SUPPORTING THE PLACEMENT OF A
RIV ERiNE TRAINING CENTER IN PANAMA
CITY AND PLACEMENT OF NAVAL SMALL
CRAFT INSTRUCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL
TRAINING SCHOOL (NAV SCI ATTS) ON
THE APALACHICOLA RIVER IN GULF
COUNTY
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners recognize the eco-
nomic impact of local business personnel
cut-backs; and.
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is striving to locate
businesses and industry to Gulf County;
and "
dWiH-iEREAS the Gulf County Board df
County Commissioners is attempting the
diversification of Gulf County's business
and industry community; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners .is seeking and
accommodating any and all potential busi-
nesses and industry to Gulf Couhty- that
can further a decent standard of hlting: and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS, that Gulf County,
Florida:
1. Be placed on record as supporting
the placement of a riverine training center
in the State of Florida at the Coastal.
Systems Station in Panama City and the
placement of the Na'al Small Craft,
Instructional and Technical Trainihg'
School iNAV SCI ATITS) on the Apalachitola.
River in Gulf County.
2. Is aggressive In a search for jobs,
that will help lower the county's current
20% unemployment due to recent plant
shutdowns that accounted for the majority
of the employment in Gulf County.
3. Will provide personnel to meet with
all parties that desire to meet and discuss
this unique opportunity to bring new busi-
ness to our area. ... ....,
4 \t.iil ensure that copes ,'i, 'hs'res6-
lution shall be made. available to Gulf
County's State and Federal Legislative del-
egation; State Representative Beverly
Kilmer, State Senator Pat Thomas, U.S.
Congressman Alien Boyd, U.S. Senator
.Connie Mack and U.S. Senator Bob
Graham:
ADOPTED this 9th day of. February,
1999. (End)
AWARD BID #9899-11 & #9899-121
FINANCING FIRE TRUCKS-Upph,
motion by Commissioner Peters second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanim ous
vote, the Board awarded Bid '9899- 11i
(financing of up to $50,000.00 for a used
fire truck for White City Fire Department}
and Bid #9899-12 (financing of up to
$180,000.00 for a new fire truck for the
Beaches Fire. Department) to Capital City
Bank at a rate of 4.9% for 5 years ($250.00
documentation fee each / trucks to be used
as collateral), as recommended by Chief
Administrators Butler. "-"
AWARD' BID #9899-13 / USED
AMBULANCES G.C.E.M.S.-Upon recom-
mendation.by Gulf.County E.M.S. Director
McGuffn, Commissioner Stanley motioned
to award Bid #9899-13 (two used Type'I
ambulances) to Panama Fire Apparatus,
Inc., in the amount of $34,000.00.:
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and, after discussion by Commissioner
Yeager about financing (to pay $15,000.00'
from. the 1998-99 budget), the motion
passed unanimously.
EMPLOYEE PLANNING/BUILDING
DEPARTMENT-The Board approved a hire
date of; 'February 15th for David
Richardson, and agreed for, Chief
Administrator Butler and Chairman Knox
to set his salary within the range estab-
lished by the Board last year.
AD VALOREM TAX REDUCTION '
FUNDING / STATE AID-Marion Hough
discussed the financial situation of Gulf
County, and requested that the Board give
the Chairman authority to freeze budgets
and request that all spending be curtailed
unless it is a dire emergency.
Marion Hough requested that the
Board freeze all spending on the Industrial
Park site until a tenant is in place, and
requested that'they actively seek funding to
complete the administration building.
Marion Hough discussed housekeep-
ers, etc. who are also out of work since the
paper company shut down, and requested
that the Board try to obtain funding for
them, as well.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM-
Marion Hough requested a list of all chem-
icals going into the White City water sys-
tem, and discussed the discrepancy in the
number of gallons pumped through the
system and the number of gallons billed by
the City of Port St. Joe.
GARBAGE COLLECTION-Marion
Hough presented a printout obtained from
the internet regarding illegal activities of
Waste Management (from California). and
requested that the Board get out of the
garbage collection contract with their com-
pany.
COMPUTER CLERK / E.M.T.-Upon
request by Solid Waste Director Danford
and Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to receive
applications to hire a full-time Computer
Clerk/E.M.T. (To be paid from grant funds).
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
INDUSTRIAL PARK-Chairman Knox
discussed the possibility of a company
moving into the Industrial Park and provid-
ing jobs at the rate of $7.50 per hour, stat-
ing that individuals )nay contact the
Chamber of Commerce; or Administrative
Assistant Wibberg for more information.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:45 p.m., E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER. CLERK


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health department, school board,
county commissioners, judge,
state attorney, public defender,
faith community, Washington
Improvement Group, teachers,
Anchorage Children's Home, Life
Management, district court
administrator, tobacco coordina-
tor, Gulf Correctional Institution,
school resource officer, Domestic
Violence Council, and the busi-
ness community.

The schools are currently
participating by planning activi-
ties relating to juveniles and juve-
nile crime prevention. We cannot
afford to wait on someone else to
help a child; let us together, as a
community, take the first step.
Many things can Wait: a child
cannot! If you would like addition-
al information on any of these
'programs. please contact Don
Washabaugh at (850) 227-7340.









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FINALS THIS WEEK!!
This is always a big week!
End of the nine week period, final
exams for those not exempted,
beginning of the week-long Spring
Break. I hope everyone will have a
safe vacation.
It seems like many times
someone we know will suffer seri-
ous injury during, a holiday. Find
something to do that has limited
risk-go fishing-or go, see a ball
game (we have at least three
scheduled during the break)!
Congratulations to the St. Joe
Sharks basketball team and
Coach Vern Eppinette for winning
the 2-A State Championship.
Hard work and discipline lead to
success-no short cuts!
Baseball is winning and so is
softball; but our softballers are
really working hard to overcome
youth. Judith Husband has pro-
gressed well as both a pitcher and
a hitter, but even a strong pitcher
must be surrounded by a good
supporting cast.
Coaches Charles Fortner,
Jerry Gaskin, and volunteer Larry
Carter are working hard to devel-
op our young girls, several of
whom are middle schoolers, to
where they can compete against
other schools' older players. We've


BULLDOG, NEWS

PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


"Dr. Dusty" Visits Kindergartners
Dr. Dusty May, local dentist, recently visited the K-3 and K-4 classes at Faith Christian School
as a part of their study of "community helpers". Dr. Dusty gave the students many helpful tips for
keeping healthy teeth and gums. The class members and teachers extend their thanks to Dr. Dusty
for taking the time to be one of their "community helpers".


NJROTC Unit

Has Busy Month!

Gulf County's Naval Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
had a busy month during
February. On February 6th, the
unit was in Pensacola at the naval
air: station competing against 19
schools from all over Florida,
Georgia, and Alabama in the


Remington Wade is the
Kindergarten "Student of6the Week"
i.'i Connie StClair chose. the six
year old son of Richard and
Stephanie Wade as the "Student
of the Week". Remington is also
the grandson of George and
Evelyn Cox, Nellie Wade, and the
late Mr. Wade.
Remington's favorite thing to
do is to play "Power Rangers".
Wlien he grows up, he would like
to' become a dentist, so "you can.
help kids with their teeth". Some
of Remington's favorites are: TV
show, "Rugrats"; color, green; and
the, theme song from the Power,
Rangers is.his favorite song.
"He likes to play with Paige
Lzudermilk at school and hopes
to visitt China one day. He said he
would like to see what it would be
like, to eat with chopsticks!'
Remington said this about him-
self, "When I eat. a Lunchable,' I
don't like the cheese or pepperoni,
so I save it and give it to my dog."
All right.
Miss Connie says that-
"Remington is a very smart and a
well-behaved student. He is eager
to learn and a real joy to teach."
Remington will receive a free pizza
from Will McLemore at the Dixie
Dandy. Congratulations!
Special Congratulations Go To ...
*Sheiletta Fisher for winning
, the Disney's Dreamer and Doer
Award; and
*Kelly Bartlett for being
Wewahitchka High School's
Spelling Bee champion.
Kids Say the Funniest Things
In the kindergarten class of
Nadine Whitfield, the students
were about to listen to a record.
When "Miss Nadine" put it on the
turntable, she noticed it was
scratched; and when asked why
by a student, she replied that she
didn't know. Puzzled, he was
heard saying, "I thought teachers.
knew everything!"
Pennies for Patients
WES collected over $2,000.00
'for this worthy cause. Everyone
really got into this fundraiser and
put their shoulder to the wheel.
Bill Carr's fourth grade classroom
collected the most money, so they
will be treated to a pizza party.
Congratulations to all students
and staff. Last year. only $400.00
was collected for the Leukemia
Society of America. Go figure.


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
MARCH 15 19,1999

MONDAY TO FRIDAY
SPRING HOLIDAYS;
NO SCHOOL.


annual field meet competition.
Approximately 900 cadets
from the different high schools
compete in various military and
athletic events. The overall winner
was Oviedo High School, with
Boca Raton High School finishing
second, and Orange Park High
School finishing third.
The Gulf County unit finished
second in the two mile relay, sixth
in unarmed exhibition drill, and
12th in unarmed basic drill.
Cadet Renee Ardire from


Thanks From Third Grade.,
-*': Tonva Bos',ell, Rand..
Haiper, Becky Weston. and Linda
Whitfield would like to thank all
parents who donated stuff to sell
for "Fun Friday" and for those
who helped work. Nearly $500.00
was collected and this money will
go to help out the classrooms.
Thanks!
Dates to Remember
*March 12-early dismissal
for Spring Break
*March 15 to 19-Spring
Holidays (even though it is techni-
cally winter), .. \
*March 23 to 25-CTBS
*April 2 and 5-off for Easter
Break (Good Friday and the
morning after Easter Sunday.)
! Calendar Committee Met
With a collection of elemen-
tary, middle and high 'school
teachers, a principal, district level'
staff, potent, and students, the
committee finally agreed upon a
calendar that they hoped people


Wewahitchka High School was
second in individual female sit-up
competition doing 176 sit-ups in
three minutes.

The unit plans to visit the
Naval Coastal Systems Command,
where the coast guard station is
located, and do a little sailing on
one of the coast guard vessels.
They are also hoping to get to fly
with the Experimental Aircraft
Associations Eagle Flight Program
before school is out this year.


could live byl After the final
approval by the school board, I'll
tell alll
St. Patrick's Day
As we'll be out of school for
the St. Patrick's holiday, I thought
I'd mention a few things as to not.
let our guard down on theme
units. Of course, the color for this
holiday is green which stands for
hope. Ireland is known as the.
Emerald Isle and in its country-'
side, one will see bright white cot-
tages, old stone walls, and ruined'
castles and churches.
One of the most famous of the
Irish folklore is the sprightly elf,
the leprechaun. Not to be forgot-
ten is the symbol of St. Paddy's
Day, the shamrock, which is a
small three-leaved plant.
And who is St. Patrick any-
way? He was the missionary who
became the patron saint of:
Ireland. For' almost 30 years,,
Patrick worked among the Irish,
building churches and baptizing
people. He is said to have died in
the year 461.
Usually I wear my green wig
on this day, but I'll have to forego
this year. I'm sure Superintendent
Kelley will have on enough green
for all of us though! I'll never for-
get my very first year of teaching
when Miss Donnelly gaveI every-
one on staff a green corsage to
wear that day.


MI


already experienced wins this
season over Blountstown, St. Joe,
and Maclay, but have lost a cou-
ple of games to smaller schools.
St. Joe's girls are one of the
stronger teams in our area and
class, and are led by Coach Jim
Belin's daughter, Bonnie, who is a
strong pitcher and hitter (and, did
not pitch against the Gators in a
recent tournament loss).
Being a little bigger, older and
more experienced, the Sharks
should be favored in our local dis-
trict, but the Gators will continue
to improve as they gain more
game experience.
Announcements about spe-
cial events: the Prom will be May
1st; the ROTC banquet will be
May 16th (and I believe is tenta-
tively set to be held this year' in
Wewa). The Academic Excellence
Banquet date has not been set,
but should be before too much
longer.
Did you ever think how much
smoother things might be if the
words democrat and republican
were eliminated. Office seekers
would just run once, and that
would be it. Then, maybe the par-
tisan and bi-partisan votes would
become a mute issue.


"Students of the Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .
Matthew Pope, Ashleigh Lewis,
Eckley Sander, Summer Stitt,
Brittney Sigman, and Ashlyn
Parker.
Spring Break
Due to our Spring Holidays,
March 15 to 19, school will be dis-
missed at 11:30. a.rm. on Friday.
March 12,'Have a safe and happy,
Sh6oliday! :' ,
"Read a Book to a Child Day'
S Pre-K celebrated "National
.Read a Book to,'a Child .Day"
tuesday, March 2, with a book
reading. The children in the three
year room enjoyed hearing Coach
McFarland read "Dogs Don't Wear
Sneakers" and Principal Barfield
read "The Little Engine That
Could".
The children in the four year
room were delighted with Mrs.
Belin's (guidance counselor) bear
puppet and book. School nurse,
Mrs. Chancey brought her collec-
tion of stuffed bears and read the
book "Corduroy".
Shirley WIlliams, bus driver,
read "Just Me and My Puppy". All
the children enjoyed the books
and their special guests. This
event was sponsored by the Pre-,K
Collaborative Partnership and the
Even Start Program.
Terra Nova
The Terra Nova will be given
to students in grades one through
five during the week of March 22.
Parents can help. by making sure
your child gets a good night's rest.,
Be sure to allow plenty of time in
the morning. A harried child can't-
do his/her best.
Make sure your child has
'time to eat a nutritious breakfast.

Pre-K Health Fair
The Gulf County Collabor-
!ative Partnership is sponsoring a



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Pre-K Health Fair on Thursday,
March 25, at the Centennial
Building from 10:00 to 12:00. All
pre-school children and their par-
ents are invited to attend. For
more information, contact Gloria
Gant at 227-2559.
Report Cards
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Nlonday, March 29. If you would


like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Easter Holidays
School will not be held Friday,
April 2 and Monday, April 5, due
to our Easter holidays.
Camp Wanna Heal
Bay Medical Hospice is offer-
ing a one day children's bereave-
ment camp, led by trained staff
and volunteers, on Saturday,
April 24. This one day camp will
be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m.
The camp is free to any child
in the. community, age seven to
14, who has lost a loved one in
the past year. For more informa-
tion, call Rhonda Daniel at 873-
7826.


S By: Rachel McCroaa


1998-'99

Hey, Shark fans! The air is
warm, the sky is blue, .and things
are looking good, but busy for
students at Port St. Joe High
School this week.
Spring Break kicks off this
Friday, March 12, uith an early
dismissal at noon and runs
through' Sunday, March 22.
School will resume bright and
early on Monday, March 23. Have
fun, stay safe, and don't be late
on Monday!
The coming of Spring Break
brings the current nine week ses-
sion to a close and with that
comes the dreaded SEMESTER
EXAMS! -These tests are sched-
uled for this week on Wednesday.
March 10. and Thursday, March
11. Study hard, students. and
good luck!
Spirited congratulations are
in order for Coach Eppinette and
the varsity boys' basketball team
for their 44-37 win over the
Tampa Prep Terrapins this past
Saturday in Lakeland. The win
marks the 4th consecutive state
title'that the basketball team has
broughl-hbfme to' Port St. Joe.


High scorer for PSJ in Saturday's
game was Travis Jenkins with 12
points. Way to go, STATE CHAM-
PIONS!
Also, a special congratula-
tions to Coach Vernon Eppinette
for being selected as "Coach of
the Year" for the State of Florida!
In other.sports news, the var-
sity baseball team had wins at
Blountstown last Friday night
and at home versus Florida High
the following Saturday afternoon.
Due to a rain delay on Saturday,
games started later that sched-
uled, but it didn't rain on Port St.
Joe's parade. Good job guys! The
baseball team will travel to Bay
High this Saturday, March 13, to
participate in the Bay Spring
Sports Weekend. Games are
scheduled for 11;00 a.m. and
2:00 p.m.
Congratulations to senior
Rebekah Cope for being Port St.
Joe High School's Intellectual
Freedom essay winner. Also,
kudos to Mrs. Mary Lou Cumbie
for being selected as the "Non-
Instructional Employee of the
Year". Great job, ladies!
That's all for now, folks. Be
safe. have fun, and enjoj.Spring
Break!


IIi. 'IiI:(IAj&O -


News Column

Faith Christian School
The annual Field Day held
last Friday was a great success.
Grades four, seven and .eight, and
10 to 12 were winners in various
categories, and grade four was the
overall champ-winning the cup.
: We want to thank Rev. Jim:
Davis. Rev. Judd Waldrop, and
Rev. James Wiley for their help,
,and Long Avenue Baptist Church
for the use of their gymn for bas-
ketball. ""
The teachers and staff of
Faith Christian were treated to a
banquet last Thursday which was
"Teacher Appreciation Day" here
at Faith Christian School. We love
'and appreciate all those who are a
part of Faith Christian School,
and this' was a special: time to
honor our teaching staff.
Special recognition was given
ito four of our teachers who have
resigned. Joy Richards was
commended for about 22 years of
faithful ministry to third grade
students. Krista Vinson came to
Eaith as a fifth grade teacher in
i1979, and has developed an
excellent math program for the
school.
Michelle Teat, "Miss Music"
at FCS, is leaving with her family
this next week for Eufaula,
Alabama. She will be sorely
missed by all. Mazie Stone is no
longer teaching at Faith, bit we
are happy to have her close by for
advice and help in English class-
es. These four teachers have a
total of 67 years here, and it is
very hard to say goodbye.
Plans are being finalized for
'the Washington trip to be taken
March 24 to 27. Rev. Bill Taylor,
Susan Gaylor, and Mary Ellen
Allyn will accompany 10 students
from grades six through 12 who
have elected to go.
They are Matthew Williams,
Crystal Allyn, Rachel Bixler,
Ashley Smith, Michael Roney,
Jonathan Roney, Victory Ramirez,
Jeffrey Pitts, Ryan Laine, and
Jessica Vise.
Two important items for. par-
ents: 1) this Friday, March 12,
we will have early dismissal at
12:00 noon; and 2) report cards
will go out on March 26',
instead of March 22, as indicated
on our school calendar.


from Highland View Elementary School


Dates To Remember .
March 13-Odyssey of the Mind
Competition (Saturday)
March 15-19-Spring Break
March 22-31-Terra Nova tests
March 29-Report cards .
Congratulations to ,
Jeremy Couch! Jeremy was
' selected as the winner of the'.
Doers and Dreamers Award,
sponsored by Walt Disney World.
African Story Vine and
Buffalo Soldiers '. Fronter
fighters were presented by Zoe
Sandu. storyteller with School Is
Fun Productions. Mr. Zoe pre-
sented a folktale about a young
boy in Africa who spoke Swahili.
The-students became a part
of the .story by responding at
appropriate times throughout the
tale. In Buffalo -,oldiers, they
learned who Emmanual Stahce
was and how the soldiers became
known as buffalo soldiers. They
learned of the courage these men
showed and 'the patriotism each
felt. '
-The students were impressed
with these' tales and true stories,
and really enjoyed Mr. Zoe's pre-
sentations. Thank you to Mr. Zoe
and Arizona Chemical who made
these, events happen for our
school through a grant.
Bake Sale Friday,
March 12 Sponsored by the
Jr. BETA Club. There will be
punch, brownies, cookies, rice
krispie treats, and even piel -
during break time!
Career Day Excursion .
The fifth graders embarked on a
career excursion to the Gulf
County Courthouse on Thursday
and want to thank all who partic-
ipated; and also thanks 'for the
information distributed to each
student.
The following careers were
enhanced by their workers' com-
ments and work-
The day began in the court-
room with Judge Bob Moore,
Prosecution Attorney Fred Witten,
and Public Defender Janice
Scheffer, where the students were
able to witness first appearance
cases, and learn how each person
involved participates in the
action.
They then entered the
Planning/Building Department
where Michael Hammond
explained what the job of that


office does through the year.'
Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert and Dan Christie
explained the how and the what of
an appraiser's job, and they
looked at large maps and some
descriptions of homes (their own),
anrid how the tax on homes and
land is determined.
Eda Ruth Taylor., explained
the tax rolls and other things
under her umbrella license
plates, hunting/fishing licenses,
etc. Linda Griffin filled us in on
what the Supervisor of Elections'
job was and how the counting

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Middle

School News


By: Margaret Gibson
Congratulations to the Tiger
Sharks basketball team: State
Champions again!
Friday marks the beginning of
a wonderful week for most middle
school and high school students.
Spring Break kicks off Friday at
11:50. No lunch will be served.
The middle school girls' soft-
ball team played two games this
week. On Monday, the girls
played a scrimmage and on
Tuesday they played Bristol.
Congratulations to Chris
Hendricks who is Gulf County's
Middle School "Dreamers and
Doers" winner. Chris will travel
with a parent to Walt Disney
World in April to participate in the
"Dreamers and Doers" awards
ceremony and luncheon. He will
also receive one day pass to
Disney attractions in Orlando.
Chris was nominated by the
eighth grade teacher team and
selected as our school's represen-
tative by the Leadership Council.
Port St. Joe Middle School has the
district's middle school represen-
tative for the second year in a rowl
Way to go, Chris!!!


From the Principal of !

Wewahitchka '



High School

by Larry A. Mathes


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Hurricane News, cont'd.,,-


machine works.
Then, to the Clerk of Court's
office where they visited Clerk
Benny Lister and Doug
Birmingham who talked to them,
and then allowed-them to look at
some of the plats of land.
Next, to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department, where



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Jeremy Couch

"Doer and Dreamer",
Jeremy Couch is the Highland
View Elementary School 1999 win-
ner of the "Doer and Dreamer"
award, sponsored by Walt Disney
World. He is the 10 year old son of
Beverly and Tim Etheridge and
Ricky and Crissy Couch. He serves
as vice-president of the Jr. BETA
Club, is on the "Odyssey of the
Mind" team.
"My dream would be--I always
wanted to make something to help'
mankind. I wouldn't care what it
was, just so long as it helped
mankind in some way One of
my inventions was to. take a.lot of
shampoos and mix them; then I
used it on my hair and it worked
pretty goodl" said Jeremy. He also
says he's really against smoking!


Captain Joe Nugent and several of
his staff told and showed the stu-
dents what goes on, how, and
where and what happens after a
person is arrested. They also told
of other things they do such as
traffic accident, etc.
They visited the Humane
Society with Carolyn Lee at thie
Gulf County Pound, but unfortu-
nately did not get to visit the city
part of the Humane Society. ,,
Marshall Nelson explained
what the county's ehiergency
management system was all
about and how they also gather
weather data to keep track. of
weather systems.
Bo Williams told them about
the Veterans' Administration and,
what his job was, and then, the
long-awaited came-lunch. They
loaded up the bus once again and.
traveled to Frank Pate Park. they)
ate, walked on the pier, fed the
sea gulls and visited the site of
the Chamber of Commebrce
grounds.
Now, time to go to the Publid
Library, where they looked
around after having been greeted
by Jean Fallski and Paula Boone.'
They also looked at old maps. pic-
tures, and worked on the comput-
ers.
Time to go! Thanks to all who
helped open ears and eyes to a
new world of exploration to these
young people. ,
Odyssey of the Mind .
On March 13. seven students will
travel to Chipley to participate in
the "Competition of Minds". Tom
Boone, Alisha Chavous. Lauren
Stansell, Kyle Erickson. Jeremy .
Couch, Daniel Bennett. Matt
Nolen elected a problem for their
adventure about construction of a
balsa wood object that had to do
with how efficient it could be built


St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
MEXICO BEACH 116 Fourlh SI Gulf View, Great inaeslmentl Over 2400 sq ft 4 bed.
room residence upstairs and a 2BD apartment downstairs Only 5169,000.
GULFAIRE 102 Sea Pine Modern home ready for beach living 4 bedroom/2BA. lots of
windows' and decks Clere.lory windows and fireplace in the living room $137,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 6329 Alabama Ave Well kept doublewide, 3 bedroom/2BA on
150'xl50' lot. Fruit'trees, high and dry. Two outside sheds. Two blocks from beach. Must
see! $72,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 229 Selma 2 bedroom,/2BA mobile home (sery good cond ) on
75'x162'I fenced lot Large kitchen has pantry and laundry room. Family neighborhood
$49,900.
Gulf Co. Hwy. 386, only 1/2 mile to Hwy. 98 and shore 4.65 acres (360'
on Hy. 386 x 550' deep) in Gulf Co DEVELOPERS take note This has Iremendous poten-
lial for'ousing, bu',ne-s,, or recreation use Listed for' $75-,000.'MA tE OFFElIIW T
SALES ASSOCIATES RENTAL AGENTS
Cafh/ Kyicher, caih.ykila beach comrn Cathy Kitchens St Joe Beach
Mchael Harris m.chaelhIfla-beach cam Vick;e Da.'is Cape San Bias
Judy Waroord juds-,'.la-beach com
Margarel jPre swood margarelp fla beach com


to hold so many pounds of
weights.

They had to plan a skit, write
a song, put music in place and
act. and build a set around their


IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Estate of PROBATE DIVISION
JOHN FREDERICK TrhrO.l .
dece.'ier Case No. 99-62
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION .
The administration of the Estate of JOHN FRED-
ERICK THOMAS, deceased. Case No. 99-62, Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. Port St. Joe. Florida,
32456. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have
obJections that challenge the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or the Jurisdiction'
of this Court or claimsu- an% tirirce-l in the .;ire
are required to fil I.-i i:.''i.:u-.: .'r h Lri ,:cun
WITHIN THE LATTiER OF TPrT-'f MCONTfHS .,-TLfE
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR. NINETY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
h i.lr, ilaiT; .:.r d-nrnd; aLz lrainst .i, er, '
csfal' or, .him j cop,' -.f ihl r,'itLice ii n rve-f,
s.ihJin hre h in.:-nih_. tiir u i daie ufthe first pub-
licauIn of thi nouc- iu.ti fie their claims wilh t
this Court WITHIIN THE LATTER OF THREE
SMOTiHS AF-TE THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LIC.'TiOri OF TTHIS NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
hasi1no claim' .r deTar,,d- inr,.i the decedent's
C-ilr1 mU l l ie I b lir clain .imr, 'i-,l ,:iin WVITH-
IN TIiFEE MOriTiS .AFTER THE1 D.TE Or THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF. THIS NOTICE. ALL
"CLAIM.IS DEf.LtVDS mNiD E):.JE-CTI'-NS NOT SO
FILED %i1LL BE FORE'.ER BAF.AED
'Tne Ida'r of th- Iirti public : ,u.'.n :1 this Notice is
Mv,:h 4. 1'9-9
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID C. GASKIN
FlIrda Bj.r No 027928
P C, Bu, 15 /
'. hn,ii,:hk. Flnida 32465
850,6,39.2266
Pe-'.,nal Repre.erisau *
ANDiREW FREDERICK THO.L\AS
PF' 0 Box 6 2 :
Wewahltchka, Fl.ndi, 325 2 4 5
4td. March4ii. 11. and 25 19.>

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORI-
DA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
ST JOE PAPERI.lAKErif FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION.
: Plaintiff,.'.
(vs .. -_ CASE NO. 98-214
JERNmY A SMITH and ,.if1-
KIMBERLY A SMfiH

S' NOTICE OF SALE
Nouce im herebi _gi. n bhat puruar.t to a
FirA Judom-ni *,i Frecl,,.t'ae -j'iied rebruAu- 23.
19'u9 and entered In Ciil Ciase .a 98 214 .2 i the
Circuit Curun of the Fourteernth Judlciaj Cirtcuil of
the State ci Florlid. In and for Gulf l'Count where-
in ST JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT
I.INION i; Plainuf and JERRY A SMiTlH and iel'
KiMBERLY A SMiTHi ire Dele-ndanit i \;il sell tu.
iul,. highest bidder for ca.h, 3 the [ron door of the
GullCount' Cuilrthouse in P:rtn S Joe Fht.nda at
IIl 00 AM ETon the 31isi da) c i Majch 1999 the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 6 anrd th.- North 1/2 of Lot 7 in Block
2. Uriat No I. accordingg to the official map
of Ward Ridge Florida on file in the Office
Of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf
,CounLn Flo.1n-
DATED this 259, d.i l, i February '1999
Ah'4. '.s,,. 1 .tj "'.-.'. "iENN'Y C LISTER ,
CiRCIIT COURT CLERNP
S B\ M Vauehai,
: D purt'v Clerk
2tc, March 4 and 11i, 1999.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9899-14
K The GCulf Counrt Board of County Commissioners
will receive s-tlei. biids from any person, company
or corporation interestedd In providing the County
iinh the I.llouirn, grod.'- s~i.es


Rebecca Hamm Gary de e


Rikn CisO Irr


SEAChlFFS: Culf iivi ,Jews from 3
decks! "-i3R. 2 .BA C.-nd,' h-. approx 1800
SF. 3rd floor is your master bedroom, offer-
ing pr'; c.. eei if you bring a crowd. New
carpet xrn ,, ,.)i., freshly painted. Very well
maintained. Great rental! Priced at $205,000.


SECLUDED DUNES, this prestigious, single
family residence community offers generous
building sites & some of the most exquisite
homes on Cape San Bias. We are 'offering a
11 ix275' (approx) Gulf front lot + adjacent Gulf
view lot (95'x.8(0' approx) sold as package only!
$535,0(X).


INDI\N P, LIL 'IL Ti- L GOON -
Preserve a piece of Florida's pasi before it's all
gone. A full I(i0' wide, stretching from the Gulf
to Indian Pass Lagoon. Over 2 acres of beautiful
property. PLUS a small rustic home! Only
$375.1XX). Call Barbara today for details.


New Listing. On C-30E just north of
Trading Post, 100x f54'. Zoned c6mmrer-,,
cial/residential. Great potential. $32.000.
*Possible owner financing. -


OS0 NER S~1S 1%tkE UN OFFER'
Enjoy a picturesque view of the Gulf from
this fully furnished 2BR/2BA home. with
W/D. carpeting and so much more. Has
great rental potential. Reduced to $i69,000.


balsa wood construction. We wish
them great success in the compe-
tition Saturday! Their coaches are
Charlotte Willis, Lynn Bennett,
and Barbara Eells as assistant
coach.


ordinance.
All Interested parties are Invited to attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file
at the office of the City Clerk and may be inspect-
ed by the public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA


BY: Johnny Linton
Mayor-Comrnissioner
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor7Clerk
itc. March 11. 1999.


I PUBLIC NOTICES I


ATTENTION!!!


PUBLIC MEETING


Commissioner Warren Yeager will be conducting a "TOWN

MEETING", Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. in

the County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County

Courthouse Complex. He will discuss the proposed changes on

the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) and his recent meet-

ings with government officials. All interested persons are

encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please con-

tact the County Commission Office at (850) 229-6106.

Warren J. Yeager, Jr.

Commissioner, District V
21c, March 4 and 11, 1999.






ANNUAL DISTRICT 3 %


SPRING CLEAN-UP


The Annual District 3 Spring Clean-Up will begin

Monday, April 5, 1999. All items must be placed on

the right-of-way by Friday, April 2, 1999. The clean-

up will begin in Highland View, through the Beaches to

the county line (CR 386), Port St. Joe, and White

City. This is a one time pick-up-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!


All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood

products, yard debris, etc.)

PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE


If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf

County Commission Office at (850) 229-6106.


' 4tc, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1999.


Tommy Knox, Chairmani ,


One (1) Fire Truck,
Lease/Purchase 7-10 Year Plan
New Diesel 2-Door
Automatic Transmission
2,500 gallon tank poly lifetime warranty
3,000 gallon portable folding tank
deck gun 1250 pump
10-inch newton dump
(2) 10 ft. Section 6" hard suction
(2) 10 ft. Section 3"' hard suction
6 SCBA tank storage
complete wrap around storage compart-
ments
***The successful bidder -sh.:.l.d ..-1-r leave' por-
chase of between 7 to 10 years. The County shall
not guarantee such lease with ad-valorem tax dol-
Il '.r r r-p.',mri-,i of with ad-valorem funds.
Delivery Date mui be riein ed liui.idied duT,
ages for failure t. Jeliwrer .on Ute .pe: fie date '. ll
be $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope ht tiais Is a .
SL.'LED BID md include the BID NLiMBER
li,1d *ill t: re,-epr, hir 1i 5:00 o'clock. P.M..
Eai,,rn Tim. T,-r, !r.lch J2. 1999. at the Office of
tre C.lerk ... L, eu Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, .Florida
32456 (Telephone: 850-229-6112).
The Board reserves the right to reject ar,\ and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
B\ TOMMY Kl'O'
CHA RI.LVJ
2tc. rirch 4 ,nd I I I ':9
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
S FOR WATER USE PERMIT ,
Noule l h; efu%.,I er. that pursuant Ito. Craper
t73. Flondl Stt,tuie th.- il- .loar, ag pplicauonisl
i.:.r waier ue rpermnii hi ihatel been rec-ise,' b%
LI Northi n-e Florida a'dter Marnagement Diustricl
Apll.-auo.-r -number I f .I filed 02. 12. 19:i9
PreTtier iRel'ra,iones. In,c SBite R,3d 3A2 North
P. O B.o.x 160. Port St Joe. FL 32456
Reqiecung a mai.mum nithdrav al of I 000 ('00
gallons per day from the Surficial Aquifer System
for Industrial use by a proposed facility. .,
General withdrawal locations) In Gulf County:
T7S. Rl W. Sec 25
Interested persons may aobict t it or ,:,-.nmnent upnr,
the applications or uririt a unier, request I fr
cop)y 1' re taff reponrifl cn:,inm ngpropoed
acernc acuor. regcdinr -the apphlauorlsl by/ wnt.
in i 1) tii Di ison iol" Remurce Fegeulauon of Lhe
SNorthr,'et flrionda Water Managemenrt Ditnct
R:.ute I. B.:.x 30'M Havana. flo.nda 32333 9700
but -uch c.:.rnm-TmnI or relquv-[ music be received
by 5 .clock pm on Ma-ch 25 14999
No funher public n:uce willt be provided regarding
ULni Ithe.,:l appihcauor.nI Fubhicsu., of ilhi nouce
c. ijutute c.:.n _iruc.u e n,:ubt e of Lhi perim spphi
cau.jn I':, all zu,nitanuall ilei.ted persons A copv
Co the staff repurnlil mu-t be requested in order to
remain advised of further proceedings and any
public nherine date Subsianurly affected perun;
ai' enuuid i-,: re.que-t an dminitLraue t heanng
reeoasino he Ircpr .-.l agency acuon by submiu.
urng a s ntten retqluet according to the pr.,iiions of
40A" I 521 Floriia Adminiiu-uve Code NoUce 01of
F'opo.ed Agerncy Acuor, ill be maileao only to per
sons who have filed such requests.
Itc. March 11, 1999.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida., at
iii meeting or. the 16th day of March. 1999.at6:00
PFM. EST. inm th regular Commission meeting
room ai the Muonicip alBuilding Porn St Joe.
Flonrida '.ill haI,: a fint reading and consider an
Ordirnar.e Mih the fcllt.uwrig title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING A POR-
TION OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE. ORDINANCE NO. 228: BY
ADDING THERETO A PROVISION
ALLOWING CERTAIN OFFICES AND,
SERVICE RELATED BUSINESSES AND
OCCUPATIONS WITHIN THE R-2B DIS-
TRICT: REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES
, OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CON-
FLICT HEREWITH: 'PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Sand di its meeting on April 6. 1999, at 6:00 P.M..
EDT in the r.''ulir Coriuniisslun n'rieung room at
the Muricill. Building Port St .Joe Flonrda will
consider for final adoption trie abto.e mArnUored


If You See News Happening, Call...



The Star at 227-1278






S- 1oFantasy il

Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.648-5146 850.227.2511
1.800.458.7478 or 888.458.7470


NEW LISTINGS:
Lots St. Joe Beach. Developers Commercial,
Residential! 180' on U. S. 98 by 440' on Court St. Also, second par-
cel adjoins 370' on Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commer-
cial zoning Great potential! Growing area! $600,000.
Canal Front Home, 111 N. 44th St., Mexico Beach. Canal
front, 3/2 custom built brick home boals many amenities including 120'
on the MAIN canal with seawall, dock, and boat slip, gunite pool
w/cool decking. Located in quiet neighborhood on cul-de-sac. View of
canal from main rooms of house. Tinted windows assure daytime priva-
cy. Armstrong "Imagine: wood flooring, tile, carpet, Italian marble fire-
place, cultured marble sills and bathroom counters. Open deck with
8x12 screened porch off master bedroom. Priced to sell at $280,000.
108 S. 29th St. Mexico Beach. BEACH FRONT ONE OF A
KIND! Single family executive 3BR/2.5BA approx. 2800 SF, 3 levels.
Ground is 2 car underneath parking w/entrie's and storage. Next level
has foyer, powder room, kitchen, master BR and BA suite. Magnificent
great room living/dining, fireplace, sliding Andersen glass doors across
this main living level opening onto a large screened porch which runs
the full width of house. Next level and 2BR and full ba, silting area, and
goes up to a functional Widow's Walk. Excellent construction pickled
pine walls, white oak floors. Many, many amenities Must see! Partially
furnished. This type of, beach front home does not become available
very often! Situated on 2 lots has 101' of beach front. $650,000. For
further information ask for Ellen Allemore, 648-5146.
816 Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe. Lovely 4'BD/2.5 DA on a Ig.
150/175 lot. 3 level home. Remodeled kitchen with new flooringg and
new cabinets. Entry has ceramic tile flooring. Den wiih fireplace over-
looks 16x40 inground swimming pool. Office off den Deck off master-
bedroom. Cen. h/a, double car garage.A must see. $130,000
REDUCED
Mexico Beach Seafood Restaurant and lounge located on
the canal with 6 boat slips. Price includes the business, two canal front
lots, the restaurant, all furnishings and inventory. Call for particulars.
*$6509,00. Reduced to $550,000. .
16 V9FIAlPLELsmN SERICEr
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor PE SERCE
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor M LS


ATTENTION!!!


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. March 11. 1999 Page


It would be a privilege to adopt your
baby. We offer endless love, safety &
security. Expenses paid. Please call
attorney Tann Hunt @ 800-470-0703.
FL Bar #0348031. 8tc 3/11





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






Motor home for sale-1980 Winnebago,
good cond., runs good. Well cared
for.New electric hot water heater, new
starter, completely self-contained,
$5,000 firm. Can be seen by calling
227-3158. 2tp 3/11
1992 red Chevy Cavalier, 2 door, good
cond., good tires, runs good and every-
thing works. $2,500 firm. Call 229-
6323 for appointment. tfc 3/11
1988 Chevy Cavalier, 2 door, runs good,
,$1,000 obo. Call 227-7311. 2tp 3/4





1981 21 foot Leisure Craft cuddy cabin,
$1,500 obo. Call 227-7311. 2tp 3/4
34' Hatteras w/ eef & king permits,
Volvo diesels, gooj condition, Sitex elec-
tronics, life raft */eperb, many extras.
648-4365. tfc 2/25




708 Gulfaire Dr., 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
garage, long term. Call 227-9657.
2tp 3/11
L4gr 3 bedroom apt. in Port. St. Joe.
Liv rm., dining rtmn, kitclhe, and laun-
dry rm. $350 month, $350 security. No
pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 3/11
One bedroom furnished pat. for rent.
Cen. a/c and heat, water, sanitation &
cable TV furnished. $475 month. No
pets. 300 deposit. 2nd floor nice view.
Hide-A-Way Harbor Motel; .Mexico
Beach, 648-5407. Itp 3/11
.
Business, Car Wash and House for
Rent. Can be rented together or sepa-
rately. For more information call 648-
3090, Hwy. 98 & 41st St., Mexico,
Beach, FL.
4tb 39/1

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
tfc-3/4

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
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port 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
e Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
0 Laundry facilities
SOn-siteManagement ^
VOICE/TY ACCESS LJ
(352) 472-3952


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

/ \

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Mobile home, One bedroom, Ig. living
room and kitchen, sleeper sofa, washer
and dryer, on corner lot in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5033. 2tc 3/4
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. 2tc 3/4
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 3/4
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 3/4
Very nice two bedroom, 1 biath apart-,;
ment, in Port St. Joe. $390 month plus
$250 deposit. Please no pets. For more'"
information, call 229-6527. tfc 3/4
2 bedroom house, nice yard, ch&a, 456,.
Madison St., $420 month, $420 securi-
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511.. tfc 3/4
Commerciakbuilding, 1750 sq. ft., 1074'
Second St., Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
tfc 3/4,
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No,
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc3/4
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 3,'/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'
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment.-' washer/,
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 3/4
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions. dinners,, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25
Liberty Manor Aps. .102 Ltbecrw. lanc't
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 3/4

Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfe 3/4




Gulf View

Mini Storage
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricati:ng

850-229-6310
ic 3/4

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
.,* Onsite Managemenr
S Voice/TrY Access "
(352) 472-3952 M l_
S tfc'7T4

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
SVoice/TTY Access
(* Y (352) 472-3952 .
/ tfc 3/4


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/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952
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$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
... ... i... .


Computer Technology Assistant
(Remainder of FY)
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for 1 Computer
Technology Assistant. Persons having
applications on file in the School Board
office and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have their
application submitted. Applications and.
job descriptions may be picked up at
th District Office and completed appli-
cations should be sent to Mr. Temple
Watson, Director of Support Services,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Salary will be determined by
approved salary schedule. Application
deadline 's March 18, 1999, 12:00'
noon, E.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
2tc 3/11,


Yard Sale: 2 families, Mar. 13, Sat., 8:00
- 1:00. Coffee table, end tables, faux
leather bar & stools, lamps, girls' bike,
hardware, clothes & lots more. 7124
Americus, SJB. Itp
Rummage Sale: St. James Episcopal
Church, Saturday, March 13, 8 a.m. 1
p.m. 22nd St. & Marvin Ave.
Yard Sale: Mexico Beach, 15th St., look
for, signs. Saturday, Mar. 13th, 7:00 -
1:00 CST.
Moving Sale: 222 Florida Avenue,
Mexico Beach, March 13, 9:00 a.m.
Yard Sale: Sat., March 13, 130 Gulf St.,
St. Joe Beach. Boat, motor, books,
microwave, treadmill, comp. printer,
and lots of misc. Itp





Part time and full time golf course main-
tenance personnel needed at St. Joseph
Bay Country CI u b Experience not nec-
essary. Will train. Apply In person
between 9 a.m. 2 p.m., ask for Cal or
Tommy. 3tc 3/11
Earn extra cash. Field interviewer waht-
ed. Basic written and oral skills.
Professional appearance required. Call
1-800-330-4010. Itp 3/11

Medical Office Assistant
Previous clerical 'experience includ-
ing data entry, telephone and recep-
tion duties required. Excellent verbal
communication skills a must.
Medical Assistant
Completion of a medical assistant
training course or previous clinical
experience in a medical office
required.
Full time positions located at
Franklin Family Medicine, East-
point, v.ith Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare. TMH provides competi-
tive salary and many benefits such
as health, dental and life Insurance.
retirement program and paid time
off. Applications for employment
may be obtained at Franklin Family
Medicine or by calling Employment
Services, Tallahassee Memorial
'Healthcare. 800-347-0579. Drug
Free Workplace. EOE.
..... ....... .... ltc 3/,11


Now hiring warehouse/delivery. Apply
in person at Badcock Home
Furnishings, 310 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL. ltc 3/11
Gulf Pines Medical Clinic has an
immediate full time position available
for an experienced LPN. Knowledge of
veripuncture and IV therapy a must. No
phone calls. Please apply in peson at
102 20th St., Port St. Joe, FL>2tc 3/11
Full time housekeepers, apply in per-
son, Apalachicola River Inn, 123 Water
St. 2tc 3/11
Adjunct Instructors. Needed to teach
electrical and plumbing classes to pre-
pare students for the state examination.
Both positions require vaid Florida state
licenses. Pay Is- $25.00 per hour. Please
send: resume to: BAY STAFFING, 2222
Jenks Ave., Panama City, FL 32405.
Fax 850-872-8335. www.baystafflng.
corn
Temporary Positions: Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative will be accepting
applications to fill two temporary posi-
tions for the Southport district until
Wednesday. March 17 at Job Services of
Florida. 114 E. 9th St., Panama City,
Florida. Minimum job specifications for
these positions include: high school
graduate or equivalent. Experience in
right of way clearing or ground rod dri-
ving Is preferred. Gulf Coast is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We recruit on
the basis, of merit, without regard to
race. color, religion, sex, age, national
origin. disability, or veteran status..
ltc 3/11
Now accepting applications at Beach.
Pizza, New York 'Deli, and the Video
Station. in Mexico Beach.: We need
cooks, cashiers, clerks, and sandwich
arUsts. Great for retiree to work a few
hours a week or school kids looking for
summer job. Must have transportation
and a phone, be neat and clean and
dependable. No experience necessary.
No phone calls, apply in person. Equal
Opportunity Employer. 2c 3/ I I
Waitress needed 3 nights a week. Apply
in person at Wonder Bar. St. Joe Beach.
Sitter needed in my home for 8 year old,
3 or 4 nights a week. Must be depend-
able and have own transportation.
Please call 647-3982 if no answer
please leave message. Itp 3/11


Companion for elderly gentleman, part
time over night. Call Marilyn at 648-
5247 or 648-8180. 3tc 3/11
Immediate opening for warehouse and
delivery person. Must be 18 years old
and have valid drivers license. Pick up
application at Wallace Pump & Supply
Co., Inc., 824 15th St., Mexico Beach,
FL 648-8161. ltc3/11
Experienced chef for day shift at
Caroline's. Also now accepting applica-
tions for sitstaff. Kitchen help and
oyster Lhuckers wanted at Boss Oyster.
Please apply in, person at Caroline's,
123 Water St., Apalachicola. 2tc 3/4
Part t:me office position in the reserva-
tions/lront desk area Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public.' Please mail or fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, P. 0. Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL
32410, fax. #950-64S-5779. E-mail
address: parkerrealty@digitalexp.com.
tfc 3/4
Pest control and termite technician.
Experience helpful, but will train right
person. Call 648-3018. .tfc 3/4
Now hiring experienced hydraulic crane
operators. Class A, CDL & good driving
record required. IRA, insurance, and
paid holidays. Drug free workplace.
Apply in person at Deep South Crane
Rentals, 2212 Sherman Ave., Panama
City, FL 32405. 3tc 3/4
Full time'maintenance supervisor needs
40 hrs. a veek. Benefit-. Applications
.can be picked up at Heritage and
Southern. Villas, 398 24th Ave.,
Apalachicola, FL. Drug Screening
Required. tfc 3/4
Carpenter and assistant carpenter
needed in Apalachicola. Job opening
immediately. 65.3-9854. 2lp 3.'4
URGENT U. S. Fresh looking for
scallop pickers, S6 hr. plus overtime.
227-9590. 3tc 3/4
Babysitter needed ASAP to care for 2
children, ages 4 & 6 after school and
some weekends. Preferrable with trans-
portation. 648-8181 2tc 3/11


1. TRADES an S RVI ESI


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


Glynn Dykes

"No job 0 6ig, or small"
227-1785
Free Eslimales Insured

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estmates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS


ol\- Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatment. Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
aHousphold Pest Control New Treatment/
F E i Iz Ia IV. D'"O H. :ri.; Construction Sites

KAIVIMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
5er ,ng Gif Co. & Surrounding Area
Free Estimates & Inspections

__ __ _


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC ..X.38936 '
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229--8631




HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Household Repairs
* Painting. Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051


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

/ IMINI-STORAGE \



5x10 1010 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 1 ER0007623







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


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus:. 229-
6803. tfc'3/4

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




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


F. ine


Sa" w Saw 7 k 767e Star!

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



Steve Brant's


ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
S Port St. Joe Call

229-6326

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


1/f6tentioof/ to o 6et1 \
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190


AIR CONDI
EXTENDED WARRANTY F

K 648-5474


GARRY L. GAD
ITIONING INSTALLAT
REE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL
SERVICE AGREEMENTS


DIS
ION & REPAIR
BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING

FL ULICENSE ER0010992, RAl 154218


Assistant Principal
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Assistant Principal.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board office, and wishing to.
be considered for this position must,
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and job descrip-
tions may be picked up at the District
Office or www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed
applications should be sent to Mr. Jerry
Kelley, Superintendent, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Salary will be determined by approved
salary schedule. Application deadline is
April 2, 1999, 12:00 noon, E.T. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 3/11
Teacher (Exceptional Student)
Part-time
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher. Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their application submitted.
Applications and job descriptions may
be picked up at the District Office oand
completed applications should be sent
to Ms. Carolyn Rish. Principal,
191Middle School Road. Port St. Joe. FL
32456. Salary will be determined by
approved salary schedule. Application
deadline is March 15, 1999, 12:00
noon, E.T. The Gulf County School
Board is ahn equal opportunity employer.
ltc 3/11
Driver warehouseman for national
electrical supply company. Call 227-
7373 for appointment. 2tc 3/11


ZADD


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 & Suppl, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RFOO51042, RGO051008, ERO011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


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Page Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. March 11. 1999


SGulf Coast Community College has the
following openings for the 1999-2000
academic year:
Coordinator of Cooperative Educa-
tion: Bachelor's degree with knowledge
of comrleunity, business & industry
required, experience with Coop pro-
grams preferred. 12 month support staff.
Instructional Coordinator of Radio -
Television Instruction: Master's
degree with 18 hours in broadcasting
and two years of experience required.
Experience in college/public radio pre-
ferred. 12 month instructional staff "
Instructional Coordinator of
Vocational Programs: Master's degree
and experience in vocational education
or related field required. 12 month sup-
port staff.
Social Science Faculty: Master's.
degree with 18 hours .in either history or
religion and substanUal graduatework
int eh other area required. 9 month ten-
ture-track.
Visual & Performing Arts Faculty:
master's degree in art required. Course
load will include design, art history, and
photography classes. 9 month tenure-
track.
The college also anticipates openings in
the following areas:.
Business Faculty: Master's degree with
18 hours in. business. Course load will
include office systems technology class-
es, specifically in MNlicrosoft Office
Systems (MOS). 9 month tenure-track.
Business Faculty: Master's, degree with
18 hours in computer science. Course
load will include computer program-
ming and applications classes' as well as
related' business courses. 9 month
tenure-track.
Natural- Sciences Faculty: Master's
degree with 18 hours in chemistry.
Course load will Include lecture and lab
classes at all levels. 9 month tenure-
track. "
Public Service Division Chair:
Master's degree with 18 hours in relat-,


ARK ENTERPRISES
Residential Electrical Contractors
Port St. Joe, FL
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
License #ET0000562 Insured
850-2o27-1525 4tp2/18


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

ACatherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
Representative
S 211 Allen Memorial Way
A jE Port St.J .
oAVO (850) 229-6460

JEFF'S TREE SERVICE
S 17 years experience in
Removal, Trimming, Etc.
Free Estimates Low Rates
850-762-4660 kn/


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


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ed fields required, law enforcement and
supervisory/managerial'experience pre-
ferred. This new position will supervise
the criminal justice, fire science, and
lawn enforcement programs. It will also
require some course instruction. 12
month instructional/managerial.
All vacancies and anticipated vacan-
cies are opened until filled. A review
of applications and interviews will
egin on April 2, 1999. Applications
may be picked up at: Gulf Coast
Community College, Human Resources,
Administration Annex Room 104, 5230
W. u. S. Hwy. 98, Panama City, FL
32401. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Itc 3/11
Project Representative: To serve as
the on-site supervisor and college
repreentauve for a college construction
project In Port St. Joe. Qualifications:
include high school diploma or equiva-
lent, thorough knowledge of mechani-,
cal, electrical, plumbing, engineering
and life. safety systems. SLxN years of
experience in commercial construction
supervision and/or construction/build-
ing administration. Deadline to apply
is March 15th, 1999. Applications for
the above positions may be picked ,up
at: Gulf Coast Community College..
Human Resources. Administration
Annex Room 104, 5230 W. U. S. Hwy.
98, Panama City. FL32401. GCCC is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
.tc 3/4
Gulf Coast Community College has the
following openings: Administrative
Assistant Workforce/JTPA at
Gulf/Franklin Center. Perform secre-
tarial and clerical Lasks relating to the
support of Workiorce/JTPA programs.
Assist with orientation and pre-
screeningof clients. Provide assistance
with the conduct of classes. Handle rou-
tine concerns of students and faculty.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Requries a high school diploma or


(eat 227-1278 ta ,laee7 fo


Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It Poysi

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


* Residential -Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A & R Fence
fetching and Cerete Wui0
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EINi593115646 (850) 647-4047


BOB'S PAINT V
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 (8501 647-8081
Lic.#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
tfc 4 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. O0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


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


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


acceptable equivalency, good communi-
cation and grammar skills, computer
skills In Windows 95. word processing.
and spreadsheet applications. This Is
grant funded position Deadline to
apply is March 12,. 1999. Applications
may be .picked up at: Gulf Coast
Community College, Human Resources,
Administration Annex Room 104, 5230
W. U. S. Hwy. 98, Panama City, FL
32401. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. ltc 3/4
Dental Assi. In Panama City. Excellent
pay & benefits, health Insurance, paid
vacation, retirement benefits,
community be considered. Call 784-
1631. .: 2t 3' i
Immediate employment opportunity
available In Tallahassee. Long term-full
lime position for Tallahassee metal roof-
ing contractor & sheet metal fabrication.
shop. Looking for Experienced Shop
Foreman and Metal Roofing
Installers. Must have knowledge of
sheet metal construction. Must be able
to pass a 'drug test and have a valid.'
Florida driver's license. Call "Wenco" at,
1-800-226-1168 and ask for Sandi.
8tc 1/28-
Full Time position with The Star. Must
have good communication and wTitLng
skills, computer literate, excellent typ-
ing skills. You could be good at thls!
Send us a resume to: The Star, P. 0.
Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Receptionist/Reservation ist.
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. 'fc 2/25


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


Quality First Power Washing
Ecellenl results on 'V..'W Sdng. Ho.nes. Pohos. Bool &
Most All Veh:les Ori.ewd, & Con l Equ.pmen, 15
years experien i High qualify .,or& Free shmaBes Call
day o, n.ghi. Owner Michael C. Hamm
850-229-8664
Port St. Joe, FL
Minor Carpentry Repairs


MARVIN JONES
50 years experience
Plumbing Repairs
Rotary Drain
Cleaning
Call 227-1432.
8tp 3/1iI



MOWER & SAW

REPAIR
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden,
212 Third St.
229-2727
35 years experience
New & Used Equipment Sales
FREE pickup and delivery
(when we do your repair)
Sc 3'4


850-827-2431
850-229-8757


Four skilled individuals needed, must.
be experienced in construction or land-
scaping, $8-$12 per hour. Apply in per-
son, Sea Cliffs Beach Homes. Cape. San
Bias, next to State Park, 227-7300.
Iltc 3/11

Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
Real estate salespersons wanted for
growing St. Joe Bay Olflce. Must be
Florida licensed and be lamliar with the
south Gulf Co., area. Floor days avail-
,able. member of MLS. Fantasy
Properties. 227-2511, 648-5146.
tfc.3/4


Starsearch singers, bands;
groups, all styles/ages. Major 'record
label executives seeking new artists.
Coming to Panama City. FL 901-427-
2639/427-9514. Itc 3/1 t





LOST In February 1999. a female grey-
tabby cat. She is very large and has an
excellent disposition. She has already
been fixed. She answers to the name.
'Titten". When she meows it sounds like
"meow-row". We live on 8th St. near
Long'Ave. The week she disappeared
there was a very bad thunderstorm and
she is an indoor cat. We believe she may
have run into someone's house and
made herself at home. She's very friend-
ly and tolerant of children. If you adopt-
ed a female tabby cat In Feb.-March
1999 could you please call us, we are
offering a $100 reward for her return.
229-1013, Ericiand Tiff. 2tc 3/11


" nSay sau Sa 7t 9n. 74c S l

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


STEVE OUTBOARD
MARINE,
229-BOAT


STUCCO

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


HOURLY WORK
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT


lintls 'Home repair A

"Small Jobs Our Spedlity"
Carpentry, 'Painting,
'Remiodeling
25 Yrs Experience 0 ',
Free Estimates


2026 Marvin Avenue
ia1 j Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S. License #RC0067081

Phone(850)

-25 ns Experideni-G 229-6859
,f /, c 4


ST


rEAM. CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

CARPET CLEANING




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


STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


One sleeper couch $150; 1 'easy chair
with footstool $125; 1 double bed $100;
1 chest of drawers $75. 229-8829.
Living room couch, chair and one end
table. $50. 511 Fortner, Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5352. ltc 3/11.
Washer and dryer, $50( each; good con-
dition. Call 229-9552 evenings, 229-
6600 days. ltc3/11
24 ft. travel trailer, gas appliances.
sleeps 8-10. Call 229-8535 after 5 p.m.
2tp3/4


Washer and dryer for sale, Frigidaire
washer, like new, $125; Kenmore dryer,
works great, $50. Call 227-7311..
.. 2tp3/4
2 unit kitchen dresser blue S85: also
corner cupboard blue S60; 648-8235.
Used washers and dr-ers. I refrigerator.
call 229-8485. 3tc 2/25


Pea\y XR 600C. powered mixer. two
speaker cabinets, with 20 25' cables.
New 8950, asking 8650. Call 639-2874.
tfc 3/4
AVON serving T.ndall. the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651.' tic 3/4

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

FIREWOOD, Siu truckload. you
cut. you haul! S65 we cut. we haul. Call
639 4582 or 814-0905. tic 3/4
MARINE SALVAGE: 343 cat engine.
some parts damaged MG 514 transmis-
sion .4.50-1, Rockwell P.T.O. Call
Townsend Marine for details. 447-8695.

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.


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
dct1/7






2 trailers. I 10x50' remodeled, 1 bed-
room needs finishing. 2-12x60 2 bed-
room. Needs work on ceiling. 8800 each
or best offer. 647-3317. ltp 3/11
Lease/Purchase 12x65' mobile home on
rental lot. Call after 5 p.m., 229-8959.
S3tp 3/4

12x65" mobile home. cheap, needs
repair, $500. 647-5106. tfcE3/4





Any person or persons haUinginforma-
tion concerning the condition of the
Mexico Beach post office; at its former
address of 812 Hwy. 98 from 3/1/96 to
1/1/97. Please call 1-800-874-5286.
4tp 3/11




Adult cat, 7 yrs., healthy black female,
spayed, free to a good home. Owners
travel. 227-1893. l Itc 3/11

Yorkie, Pomeranian, Maltese puppies
and adults. 229-8829. ltp'3/11


Prudential
Resort Realty of
St. George Island

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


One For pennies more, get latest tech-
nology for. active ingredient delivery in,
liquid workers. Ask BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN (229-2727) about
HAPPY JACK LIQUI-VICT. (www.hap-
p.]acklnc.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
Home for sale: 275 Ave./ M,
Apalachicola. For 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 3/4


A nice 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 3/4

Brick home located on East Second St.
in WVewahitchka. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
liv. rm., family rm. w/fireplace and car-
port. For more information please call
St. Joe Papermakers Federal. Credit
Union at 227-1156. 4tc 2/25
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom. I 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 tic 3/4
Lot for sale, $8,500. Call 227-7311 for
information. 1 2tp 3/4
2 bdrm.. I ba. lly. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished. with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale. 2050 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1/2 ba..
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/'walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace. surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room. breakfast nook.
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St By
appointment only. 229-641 1 tfc 3/4
Beautiful Home Near the Beach.
3BR/2BA 1,203 sq. ft. open plan with
cathedral ceilings. Low .maint. vinyl,
spacious kitchen, large util. rm.,
Kenmore appliances, all elec., 2 car
garage, 4 blocks from the beach in .Sea
Shores Subd. at St. Joe Beach. 304
Nautilus Dr. S109.900. 647-9373.
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4tp 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 Vewa 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
12tp 2/18
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. "639-5920.
tfc 3/4
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further Info. 850-648-
5777. tfc'3/4




Wanted: Ldts of old lumber to build
fence. Call evening, 648-4338.
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$12.00 each, or call 229-8997 to
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tier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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CAPE SAN BLAS SUNRISE/SUNSET TOWNHOME. GULF
FRONTI 3877 Cape San Bias Rd., 1750 sq. ft., 2.5 bath'townhome with
breakfast bar, dining/living room combination, balcony, screened porch.
A little cosmetic fixing up will make this unit a terrific rental investment.
$105,000. MLS#3017'
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