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Asks Court to
Require Seminole to
Material Transfer. Inc. (MTI)
has fllel for a temporary injunc-
tion against Seminole Electric
Corporative, Inc. in the Circuit
Court of Gulf County seeking to,
require Serminole to resume trans-
porting coal by rail from Port St.
Joe to Chattah'oochee.
Last month, Gulf County
Circuit Judge Glenn L. Hess ruled
* in favor of Apalachicola Northern
Railroad (ANRR) on a similar
Injunction, also filed against
Seminole. Judge Hess called for
Seminole to resume coal hauling
as spelled out in its contract with
Judge Hess will also hear the
case filed by MT1 on April 20th at
S1:00 a.m., ET, in the Gulf
The action points out
Seminole's failure to honor the
coal hauling contract and follow
proper procedures for'contract
MTI also refers to irreparable
harm to the- company, since
Seminole's bad faith breach
threatens the complete destruc-
tion of MTl's business. Seminole
was MTI's only customer, thus the'
vast majority of workers have
(See FILES on Page 3A)
FCPC Declares Bankruptcy
Tupelo Festival was "A
Honey of a Day"
Great Fun!-Page I B
Law Enforcement Reports
Cities, County on Page 7A
Sports Abound In Spring
Photos, Stats on Pages 9-12A
Church to Aid Area
-Unemployed Page 5B
Lady Sharks Honor Sam
Photo, Story on Page 12A
Capital Bureau Report
New!-See Page 3A
An "Egg "citing Day at
the Park Check Page 6A
Need It? Want It? Pages 7-8B
GC School Board Passes
Out Awards See Page 3A
and maintains a top priority on behalf of the
local interest of the tax collector during the
proceeding." Floyd said.
The Florida Coast Paper Company action
came as no great surprise since it has been
rumored and published for months that bank-
ruptcy was a real possibility. The mill's options
were limited as the auction date drew near-
pay the back taxes, declare bankruptcy, or
allow the sale to go through as scheduled.
Three associated companies were also
included in Florida Coast Paper Company's
bankruptcy filing-FCP Holding Company,
L.L.C.. FCP Corporation, and FCP Finance
The filing of reorganizational bankruptcy
could actually put the mill in a better position,
to continue restructuring efforts currently
being made by the mill's owners, union repre-
sentatives. bond holders, the city and county.
and even the State of Florida.
The parties have continued to negotiate and'
discuss those efforts, but no exact details have
been released concerning what those plans are,
and when they might possibly take place.
One of the major hurdles to be crossed is
start-up cost. Some estimates have been as
high as S40 million to re-start the mill and
reestablish a footing in the paper marketplace.
SEstimated $40 million needed for start-up.
PSJ Tax IncentivesRdefrendum Placed on May 11th Ballot
A Unanimous Vote Asks for Permission to Use Negotiation Tool to Attract New Jobs
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers unanimously voted to place an
ad valorem tax relief referendum
on the city ballot for the May 11th
Commissioners have dis-
cussed on several occasions the
Importance of attracting new
businesses and jobs to the area
and encouraging the expansion
and development of existing busi-
nesses. They have recognized that
providing ad valorem tax exemp-
tion is a necessary tool in order to.
compete %with area communities
for those jobs.
Voters will be asked to vote,
("yes") if they favor granting city
commissioners the authority to
grant exemptions or ("no") if they
oppose the exemptions. The pub-
lic notices will appear in this
week's edition of The Star (April
8th) and again on April 22nd.
Turns Over Keys
Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer Bill
Kennedy turned over the keys to
the newly completed Port St. Joe
marina Tuesday evening, handing
them over to Mayor Johnny
Linton during the board's meet-
Royal American Construction
Company completed the 199 slip
marina two weeks ago.
City Attorney Billy Joe Rush
told the board that the city
received a new lease proposal
from St. Joe Company on
St. Joe .Company's Vice
President of Commercial/Indus-
trial Development Chris Hine
Smde a proposal to the board just
over a month ago to lease and
operate the marina for the
amourtgof the city's $2.5 million
bond payments, plus an addition-
al $21,000 per year for adminis-
trative costs to be paid to the city.
City commissioners, their
attorney, and clerk Pauline
Pendarvis will be independently
* reviewing the proposed contract
over the next few days before call-
ing a workshop session to discuss
- the document. The board will like-
ly call a workshop next Tuesday
(April 13th) to discuss the con-
After reviewing and- dis-
. cussing the lease contract, the
board will determine whether to
bring the matter up for vote dur-
ing its next regular meeting, nego-
tiate changes in the lease propos-
al, or reject the lease offering..
Kennedy also told the board
that several of the contractors
who had been removing excess
dirt from the marina site at no
cost had agreed to assist the city
by leveling and clearing the
remaining property at the marina
Review C.O.P.S. Grant,
Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay
Leffert reviewed the city award! of
$637,000 in C.O.P.S. grant funds
with commissioners during the
meeting. Leffert said it was still
not exactly clear how the city
would document the transition to
It was noted that the city
would have to verify budget short-
falls in, order to access the grant
Leffert told commissioners he
had requested information from
the program's administrators on
the mechanics of implementing
the program, requested a waiver
of matching funds and an exten-
sion to the, funding cycle (36
months) of two existing C.O.P.S.
positions on the.force.
The C.O.P.S; grant is for 10
police positions and- the city cur-
rently has two C.O.P.S. positions
in place; which would place the.
city's entire police force under the,
C.O.P.S grant program.
Leffert told. the board that:
requests were also being made to
get assistance on several other
budget items that would benefit
the department during the city's
(See TAX on Page 3A)
Beware of the Big "Dipper"
Those little dips in the pavement on the streets of Port St.
Joe could become one of these sinks. Tuesday morning this hole
opened in the pavement near the corner of Woodward Avenue
and 16th Street, resulting in a huge hole in the street. The miss-
ing pavement is ony a small portion of the much larger hole hid-
Laid off wastewater treatment plant employees have been
working over the past few months repairing numerous infiltra-
tion and seepage problems on sewer lines within the city.
Public Works Superintendent Terry McDaniel had reported
that much progress has been made, but as the picture indicates,
there is still work to be done.
The city is using funds that were set aside for sewer repair
to finance the project. The board is also negotiating with the
Department of Transportation to help patch the areas of city
streets once the project is complete.
Public Concerns Aired Over Possible
Damage From Riverine Training Center
Last week's public meeting Apalachicola River. issue during Its next regular
between Bruce McCormick-a The board may re-address the meeting.
spokesman for the riverine trainh- .
ing center being sought to locate
in, Bay County-and the Gulf
County Commission, and mem-e
bers of the "Save Our River" group
didn't seem to change a lot of
minds in favor of riverine training.
The major concern continues ,H. "
to be live fire training along an .
area of the Apalachicola River.
McCormick explained that
notices would be sent out before
the exercises, which would be
held once per month. Approxi-
mately 2,500 rounds Would be
shot from each boat participating
in the training, using M-60
He said river traffic would
,only be interrupted for approxi-
mately 10 minutes, and all firing
would be done into a sand
bar/dredge spoil area.
Concern was issued from the
public that the live fire would
damage trees and underbrush in
the area; and they also issued
other environmental concerns.
They voiced a concern that
the riverine training center might
also aid the Corps of Engineers in
gaining permits to continue ,- ,
dredging practices along the
Move is Said to Aid
Their Maneuvers to
Gulf County Tax Collector Eda Ruth Taylor
received word Monday that Florida Coast Paper
Company had filed for Chapter 11 reorganiza-
tional bankruptcy in Delaware Friday, April
Florida Coast Paper Company's actions
stopped all plans to auction the mill's tangible
.personal property to pay taxes owed to Gulf
County, Gulf County School Board. City of Port
St. Joe. and Northwest Florida Water
Taylor was scheduled to auction the per-
,sonal property on Tuesday, April 6th, at 10:00
',a.m. from the steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse. The revenue would have paid
nearly 81 million in tax left owing from 1997
taxes and could also have been applied to 1998
and 1999 taxes.
Attorney Patrick Floyd, representing the
Tax Collector's Office, said the county received
a cop1, of the filing Monday morning.
'Iloyd .sld the bankruptcy action not only
stops all action regarding the auction sale, but
alsohalts all litigation with Florida Coast Paper
Company and affiliates.
,l'he'next step for the county will be to file
a notice of appearance, and begin to monitor
the activities of the bankruptcy court; thus,
ensuring that the tax lien is properly addressed
Supervisor to Close
'Books for May's City
Election on Monday
Monday, April 12, is the
last day for residents to regis-
ter to vote in the Port St. Joe
city election to be held
Tuesday, May 11.
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Cora Sue Robinson
said that after that day books
will be closed until after the
'May 11 election.
Registration forms are
available now at the elections
office in the Gulf County
Courthouse. Robinson said
persons wishing to register.
who cannot make it to the elec-
tions office to register, should
call her office tar assistance.
The office of mayor-com-
missioner, as well as commis-
sioners in Group I and II are
up for re-election. Those seats
are currently held by Mayor
Johnny Linton and Commis-
sioners Charles Tharpe and
Damon McNair, Jr.
The candidate qualifying
period will begin Wednesday.
April 14th at 12 noon and end
on Wednesday. April 21st at 12
noon. Forms for filing are also
available in the Supervisor of
Elections Office at the
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
ENTERPRISE FLORIDA HAS GONE-and continues to
igo-to bat for Gulf County and Port St. Joe, big time! At this time.
when we need them, Enterprise Florida has come through without
'our having to 'court' It for its services. As a matter of fact, it has
made itself available on practically a non-stop basis with services
'we sorely need.
Keep in mind that Enterprise Florida has the hundreds of
,cities, towns and hamlets in Florida to serve with the same type of
'attention, and on the same level, as it has served Port St. Joe.
!That fact alone should convince the average citizen of Gulf County
iof its sincerity and desire to help us do better.
SNever once have we had to round up a bevy of influential citi-
1zens and election supporters to go to Tallahassee, hat in hand,
and lobby for the aid and attention we desperately need. Their per-
sonnel have come to us and scheduled conferences-even with the
Governor-to help us iron out our problems afid make jobs avail-
able for our people. It has performed exactly as a servant of the
people should perform and seldom does .
AN EXECUTIVE OF A DIVISION of'Enterprise Florida,.
Michael Fitzgerald, even came here to address the annual meeting
of our Chamber of Commerce back in February. He delivered sev-
eral pieces of advice and alerted us to some of the things,which
needed doing. He gave good advice straight from the shoulder, at
Our mayor wasn't in attendance.,
Enterprise Florida has scheduled numerous additional meet-
ings since February in order for leaders to attend and express this
particular area's problems.
At two of the 'most Important group conferences our mayor
was conspicuous by his absence. In fact, at the latest session, less
than two weeks ago, the meeting leader expressly asked where the
mayor of .Port St. Joe, or his representative, was at the time. He
had evidently not even assigned someone to attend the planning
session,'which was held specifically for Gulf County and Port St.
Joe, to deal with its problems. Leaders from several firms and
organizations were there. Port St. Joe's mayor-who represented
the people for whom the session was being held-was conspicu-
ous by his absence.: -
THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A reason` for the mayor being
absent. There is always a reason. But, there is no excuse for his
failing to appoint a representative to air,the city's concerns where
it wil'ldo some good. A simple. 'John', I'can't go. How about you
being in attendance and representing us?". .'. would have served
us just well on these two occasions.
After all, the problems being experienced by the city of Port St.
Joe were chief among the reasons for the meetings being held. We
at least can afford them the courtesy of having our leader [or his
appointed representative] in attendance.
It's About Time
& 'S ABOUT TIME," IS ALL WE have'tpsayL' '.
The DOT announced about three weeks ago that the contract
had been let to pave the county's portion of Highway 98, between
Highland View and the western county line which we share with
Bay County. That stretch of national highway has deteriorated
until it is nothing but an eight mile patch.
This writer was still managing to stir about and deliver papers
to the selling points on Wednesday afternoons four years ago.
Even back that far, we called attention to the DOT that the stretch
of highway had 97 huge potholes between Highland View and the
county line on the lane which we happened to be travelling at the
time. There were just as many potholes in the southbound lane,
which we didn't count. That adds up to a total of 194 potholes in
the stretch of highway.'
HOW MANY POTHOLES DOES a highway need before it is
considered for paving?. :
We asked the question at the time, and we're asking it again,! '
now. However, -the question will soon be moot, because, we
assume, the job of resurfacing will begin right soon; not a moment
too soon! ...
It's a pity that the paving must go on right in the height of our
tourist season, but we understand good paving requires that it be
laid down during hot weather.
We want a good paving job. There's no telling how long it will
be required to last.
Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
Pass The Brussels Sprouts... and the M&M's
You ever wonder why a
Snickers bar tastes so good and'
oatmeal taste . well. like oat-,
Doesn't that somehow seem
unfair? Is there a law that says the
good stuff has to be harmful to
your system? Is it written in stone
that if it'hits'your palate like cor-
rugated wafer board,' 'it's natures
way of keeping you fit?
I started my research on' this
story half a century ago. Mother
pned open my mouth and poured.
in.what I found out later.was pure,,
undiluted, straight-out-of-the-jar,, '
strained bananas .... .
And folks wonder why babies
spit up after every meal!
I was, so mad at the horrible
consistency of that stuff-whew, to
say nothing of the taste-that I
uIed to get a "healthy" portion of it
back up on her before she could
lay that rag across her shoulder. It
was a game that went on for my
first year on earth. Listen. if I'd a'
been old enough to talk ..
And the crushed peas and
smashed-up carrots weren't any
better. That kind of cuisine would
make a cast iron pot bellied stove
burpl No wonder mothers' are,
always holding the young up close
'a,nd, telling them how much they
love 'em .'.. 'cause the food mes-'
sage coming across is just the
' It's amazing what'young folks
have had to suffer in the name of
The first solid food I, ingested
was turnip greens and poke salad.
I moved quickly to brown beans
and cabbage. Meat, was ,whatever
part of the hog we were dining on
that particular day. And our after
supper "treat" was cornbread
crumbled ,up.in sweet milk.
After years of this. "roughage",
I finally got old enough "to go to
town". Leon let me have a bite of
his Moon Pie and a swallow of
Royal Crown Cola-folks. I thought
I'd died and gone to Heaven! I
glanced over at my parents with a
leery eye they'd been holding
out on me!
I'd been living' on the pulse!
The chaff and thie .wheat! Curds
and vhe'y! Alfalfa sprouts and
As my world expanded I dis-
covered Butterfingers and Baby
Ruths. Mars Bars and Zag Nuts.
Dr. Peppers and NuGrapes.
'Course. back at home. I'm still
being "treated" to cauliflower,
rolled asparagus, shoots, the lowly
jimson'weed and hardtack.
"It's good for you," Mother -felt
that was reason enough. "and eat
all of it, little children in India are
going to bed hungry tonight."
Boy,, did I fall for that one! It
wasn't until some years later that
it dawned on me that what, or how
much, I ate at age six didn't have
any bearing on the misfortunes of
little ones half a world away. If ld
been really on my toes I'd 'a slid
my plate of chopped liver and Illy
pad au gratin over to her and
requested it be sent to Bombay. A
three or four month ocean voyage
via the postal service couldn't '"a
hurt the taste
Beets and cooked carrots were
the worst! Listen. one bite of a
pickled beet would make my
innards swell up and fight back.
And a boiled out old carrot has
ruined manyt'a good possum stew.
Mother would dish those foul
smelling carrots on your plate with
a smile and a decree, "Carrots are
good for y'our eyes. You need to eat
them all! You'll see better."..,
You ever notice your, Mom
doesn't have to do any "selling"
when she's passing out the Milkky
Ways or slicing up the chocolate
And I don't know 'about yours,
but when' it came mealtime. my
Mother had a sadistic side.
"Boys. ya'll eat all of. your
S(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Well, Look Here! It's Lawn Mowing Time Ag
I DIDN'T KNOW there were
so many of you folks out there
who had a little dog like
Smudgie. You know; 'the kiid':of
dog you can't do anything with
except pet and cuddle. In a way',
that kind of dog is sort of useless.
It's like the Mastercard commer-,
cial. There's a price for. in this*
case, a use] placed on everything
except that priceless object you
might come across.
| ETAOIN SHRDLU
S. .. by WesleyRamsey
THIS THING WORKS with
"things" other than dogs, too. You
r- _a TI - x _- ^
I'm not saying Smudgie or tand 11 are stlves to just c
any other dog like her is price- 'everything "which touches
less, but I'd be sort of 4ard .. lives.
.,pressed to put' a price on her. Yotr-" TTake lawn., mowers,
. couldn't say she is worthless, but instance.
neither can you say she is price. At about this time of the
less! we all get to thinking abou
I gather the impression that
there are more than a few pet
dogs out; there which rule your
households; which have you liv-
ing .around their timetables;
which sleep in the'same bed you
Would you have it any other
way? Of course not!
condition.. of our lawn mowers.
Will the old mower last another
year? Does the blade need sharp-
ening? Does the motor need over-
hauling? Does the old one just
simply nried jacking up- and 'a
.;'new one run in under it? ,
Is it as fancy as the neigh-
I kiokw mine [if I had one] will
get just as must action as my
neighbor's; this year, in particu-
I have told, you, about how
particular my .neighbor, Bill
Rich-and more particular, Betty
SRich-is about the condition of
her yard. Even / a pine needle
doesn't dare fall on their yard
and remain overnight. Bill gets
,out and cuts the grass, in antici-
pation of it growing too high!
WELL, THIS YEAR I'll match
Bill, cutting for cutting. He'll not
get the best of me and my yard
care this year.
You see, Bill had some heart
by-passes installed a couple of
weeks ago. That'll put him out of
the yard-mowing business for a
while. Since I am already out of
the business, he can't pass me
'Several' years ago, I went out
and bought me a top-of-the-line'
Snapper mower. It was a fancy
machine, even if it was the push
variety. The only thing it didn't
have was an electric starter.
That mower was equipped
with a self propel mechanism. I
didn't have to push it; I just fol-
lowed and guided it.
'It had a grass catcher; a
throttle to make it go fast or slow.
It had a gear shift so you could
stop and not have to shut off the
motbr. It was a supreme grass-
Bill bought one, too.
A few.,years later, I graduated
to a lawn tractor one made for
riding. This was to allow for my
advancing age and declining
mobility. It was a fine machir
with' electric. start, bagger a
twin cutting blades.
Bill got one, tool
A FEW YEARS later, son
one. who shall remain uniden
fled, approached, me with t
thought. "You don't need to
cutting grass. Let me handle
Me; being the nice guy tha
am, just allowed him to handle
I even got rid of my super-dup
lawn tractor, since I had no me
need of it.
Bill continued, to ride I
mower, while wearing a wid
brimmed straw hat. The unsp
ken competition came to an en
; for a.time, at least.
About two weeks ago, B
'had to go have 'dome heart b
passes installed. Now the comP
tuition is just before starting
'again. Bill can no longer mow 1
own yard, even though he st
hias a lawn' mower and it's getti
ne, lawn mowing time.
nd As particular as Betty. -is
about her yard, I; find it hard to
believe she is,going to let him get
,away with the excuse of haying to
ne- recover from, open-heart surgery
Lti- just to get out. o[ having to. mow
he her yard.
be .Bill doesn't have any sons liv-
"it ing at, home, anymore; just ,one
daughter. He. utilized his son-in-
3t I law to get his grass cut untilhe
it. nearly wore him-and his lawn
per mower-out. I'm curious to find
ore out just how Bill is going to han-
dle his .grass-cutting chores this
de- I'mgoing to: have to make
po- arrangements' to .get mine cut,
d too, beginning in the next few
days. But, I'm not as .desperate
ill as Bill is.- His wife is not going to
by- allow him to rest long enough, to
pie- get fully recuperated. The com-
up prison between my dog and
his lawn mower won't apply to Bill's
till position. -He'll be forced, to do
ng something besides pet it ,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
School Board Passes Out Awards, Hears Construction Progress Report t Tuesday Meeting
The Gulf County School Board met in the media centertofPort
St. Joe High School Tuesday morning in their on-going program
of. letting the students see the board in action. The board utilized
the meeting to hand out several awards to individuals and groups
and to view skits put on by the Highland View, Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe Elementary School pupils, identifying some of the
work and projects they were doing.
Carl Phillips, inspector for the new building. currently being
being constructed, gave a report on the progress of the contract-
ing firm and reported the work was progressing in a satisfactory
manner. He outlined several decisions which were; going to have
to be made within a short while concerning the walkway between
the current gym and the cafeteriat,-area and several renovation
projects inside the present building.
Superintendent Kelley reported the architect was going to give
a report on tile floors versus carpeted, giving the pros and cons
associated with both styles of floor, with a decision then to be
made on floor'covering for the new building.
The board still has a May 15 completion date for the new con-
Part of the awards handed out by the board included one to
Terrv Stryker as teacher of the year Ileftl; the Tiger-Sharks bas-
ketball team for their accomplishment of winning the state cham-
pionship centerr, and, an' award given Mary Lou Cumbie for
being chosen non-instructional employee of the year [right].
The next meeting of the b6aard was changed to May 11 at 9:00
What will happen on January
1.," 2000? No one really knows.
You will hear many predictions
throughout this year.
..:Gulf County Emergency
'Management has scheduled a
special meeting on April 8, at 2:00
p.In.. ET, on the subject of "Y2K".
At this meeting, Dorann Lohrer, of
the State of Florida, Division of
Emergency Management will give
the Division of Emergency
Management's perspective on the
Year 2000 issue.
Everyone is invited to attend
the meeting. It will be held in the
county commissioners' meeting
room at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe.
T(roni Page 2)
green beans, ham hash, spinach
*i and cornbread and you can
have a bite of sweet bread pudding
Leon would wait 'til she
cppecked something on the stove
Ed he'd slide his plate down to ole
Itke. "That sure was good. Mom.
S Whip some. of that pudding this
I was in love back in high
!school. This girl was the real thing.
'The absolutely greatest. The best
looking. A great personality. No
guilee, I was going to love her forev-
i She invited me to eat with the
( iamil. Mrs..Kirksev brought out a
l bowl full of something that looked
l kle miniature cabbages. "Kesley, I
hope that you like Brussels
S.. "Oh. yes ma'am. thank you."
'Course, I'd never actually eaten
any.of'em. And I figured that they
must be pretty good because we
never had them at the house. I
wolfed down one of them little
things. Sonnnnl It got hung in my
throat . and the taste would
make a freight .rain take a dirt
1' bolted for the door. Billie
Ruth wasn't that great!!
Itf took two days and fourteen
-packs of peanut M&M's to flush
Sthat' awful merhory away.
Now, I know what you're
thifiking: I grew up to "see it"
Mot'swy'. I now like all the foods
'I used to hate. As a responsible
adult I think good eating habits
nhhd thie correct nutritional intake
Sis' a must. .
Yoi'd' be wrong! I understand
all of that-but I still say bring on
the peanut butter cookies, cream
. -fillled doughnuts, red velvet cake,
q apple pie, hot fudge topped vanilla
ite :cream" and chocolate covered
anything! '. .
We've reached "the next mil-
Slennium". We've put men on the
'mroon'.' We've computerized the uni-
verse. You're telling me that some-
: one can't come up with a food that
States like Hershey bars and works
like oat bran -
I, don't ..want, to outgrow the
(sweets. I've been hooked since
that first Moon Pie.
S ,i But I am trying to eat better.
j I'm really Working on that carrot
thing, and here lately I've actually
come to like them. 'Cpurse, I had
cataract surgery last year. Ain't
i that the way.life goes. I finally find
something "good for me" that I can
enjoy.. and it's too late .
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current economic crisis.
In Other Busine
*Agreed to advertise
C.D.B.G. grants and pass
solution supporting appli
El Nino flood and drains
funds for North Port St
requested by Julian Web
nance #285 allowing cert
and service-related busir
the R-2B district of the c
.Voted to release the
struction in exchange fo
of credit from the cc
bank. The city has helix
company's contract to
work being done on an
traction building, and ot
at the wastewater t
been terminated and the plant
shut down since Seminole flied
suit to terminate its contract with
ANRR and Central Gulf Lines (sis-
ter company to MTI).
Fifty-five ANRR workers were
terminated in January because
coal shipments ceased and eight
workers for MTI were terminated
Seminole Electric is appealing
Judge Hess' ruling in favor of
ANRR's temporary' Injunction.
Both ANRR and MTI repre-
sentatives have expressed the
companies' desire to force
Seminole Electric to honor the
contract. The current contract "in
limbo" runs through the year
2004, but there are provisions for
them to terminate. the contract..
Those provisions were not fol-
lowed in December when
Seminole filed suit to "buy-out" of
the coal hauling contract.
sea a res- There's a bill in the Florida
cation for House that would allow Gulf
age grant Correctional Institute (Gulf CI) to
t. Joe as compete for strong, healthy.
ted ordl- House Bill 1445 would put
ain office private and public prisons on
nesses in equal ground. Now, private pris-
Aity. ons can select Inmates. They can
e bond of reject prisoners that might need
cal Con- medical care or are dangerous.
r a letter Public, or state-run, prisons have
)mpany's no choice.
d up the Gulf County Commissioner
complete Billy Traylor said it's not fair that
adminis- the private prisons-like Bay
her work County Correctional Facility--can
treatment be so picky.
.."'This.. is,...totally wrong."
Traylor said. Healthy inmates
'osh"6uld 6b at Gulf CI where they
can work on inmate crews, he
p ae said. Bay County Correctional
Page 1 Facility has no Inmate crews.
Traylor said Gulf Counts
relies heavily on inmate-crew
work. He supervised the crews
doing carpentry, construction,
and cleaning. They've done work
with the school system. roadways.
The Florida Corrections
Commission reported in Its 1996
Benefit Fish Fry
The third annual fish fry, held
to benefit the Mexico Beach
Fourth of July fireworks exhibi-
tion, will be held on Sunday. April
25th from 12 noon until 4:00
p.m.. CT. Hosting the event will be
the Hidden Lagoon Restaurant in
Surprise entertainment will
accompany the enjoyment of fresh
fish caught by local fishermen.
will be in Port St. Joe this Saturday,
April 10 from 10 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
on the corner of Reid Avenue
and Highway 71.
.Local merchants will have the vintage owners
participate in a poker walk through
Come, reminisce and enjoy this automobiles from
yesteryear, from true antiques to classics.!
By: Laura Lee
that private and
public prisons are
"relatively equal," but
the Institutions operate
One difference is that
the law allows private prisons to
choose their inmates.
Rep. Bev Kilmer (R-Quincy).
co-sponsor of HB1445. said, "Up
to this point, they've been choos-
ing the ones that don't take a lot
of oversight. They don't take
inmates that might have health or
behavioral problems," she said.
Another difference is how.the
private prisons handle sick
1 inmates. Now. the private prison
can turn over an inmate to a pub-
lic' prison after his or her medical
bills reach S7.500. Under the pro-
visions of HB1445, private prisons
would have to care for inmates no
matter how large their medical
FIB1445 is in the House
Finance and Taxation Committee.
If it passes, it must pass in the
Criminal Justice Appropriations
Committee before it goes to the
house. It was passed by the House
Corrections Committee in March.
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from April 9th through
15th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-
22 near the Bay County line. and
SR-71 near Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective'
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on 'vehi- "
dces being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
required. Provide own
tools. Top pay, excel-
lent benefits. Apply in
134 S. East Ave.,
.P *noniQ .City& .l.
Saturday, April 10 1999
Registration Begins At 8:30 a.m.
It's Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting time,' and we're looking forward to
'seeing all our members.
.... The meeting, of course, is YOURS. The agenda reflects what keeps your electric cooperative
in business to serve your community, the nuts and bolts of how it operates, and the election ofyour
Your vote, voice and participation all go into making Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative a
unique entity. You might say the .cooperative way of conducting business is truly democracy in
So; bring the family, meet and greet your neighbors and friends, register to win many prizes,
enjoy the FREE food, refreshments, and entertainment, and make your annual meeting the most
successful ever. We're counting on you!
GULF COAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
A Touchstone Enenr Partner
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
The .children, grandchildren,
and great-grandchildren of
Charlie and Inky Parker invite
you to join in the celebration of
their 55th wedding anniversary
on Saturday, April 10th, at the
Driftwood Inn in Mexico Beach,
from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., CT.
No local invitations are being.
sent out; friends and family are
encouraged to attend in casual
attire and plan to have fun! No
Bert and Lou
Family and friends of Bert,
and Lou Eaker invite you to join
in celebration of their 50th wed-
ding anniversary on Saturday,
April 10th, 'from 2 to 4 p.m. at.
Highland View Baptist Church.
No gifts please, only your pres-
ence is requested.
Discussion on Y2K at
The Mexico Beach Chapter of'
AARP will be holding a discussion
on the potential problems with
the upcoming millennium. Glen
McGhee, professor at GCCC, will
be the featured speaker. The dis-
cussion will focus on the
Millennium and the Y2K problem.
The program will be held at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center
(behind the Mexico Beach
Grocery), on Friday, April 16, at
1:00 p.m. CT.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Kosin
of Port St. Joe are pleased to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage, of their
daughter, Elizabeth Ann Kosin, to
Matthew Herold Roberson, of Port
St. Joe. Matthew is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph C. Roberson, Sr.,
also of Port St. Joe.
Beth is a 1994 graduate of.
Port St. Joe High School and
graduated from Gulf Coast
Community College in 1998. Beth
is employed as a legal assistant in
the law offices of Steven R.
Andrews, P.A. in Tallahassee, and
is pursuing a career as a certified
Matt is a 1996 graduate of,
Port St: Joe' ,High School .and
graduated from Gulf Coast
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Community College in 1998 with
an AA degree. Matt is majoring in
management information systems
at Florida State University.
August 21 has been selected
as the couple's wedding to be per-
formed at First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe. Final-
plans will be announced at a later
SJ Band Boosters
Plan Rummage Sale-
The Port St. Joe High School
"Band of Gold" Boosters have'e
rescheduled their'rummage sale,
for Saturday, May lst.-The'y vwel'-
come any and all donations from
anyone in the community. Call,
Tessie Myrick at 827-7431 with
any items you may wish to
Q .. .
Kristiana Caitlyn Arnold
Her First Birthday!
Kristliana Caitlyn Arnold cele-
brated her first birthday on
February 6 with a Winnie the
Pooh party. .
Helping celebrate her special
day were mom and dad, her sister
and brother, Kathryn and Jared,
Meme.and Papa Dickson, Granny
Arnold, Aunt Krissy and cousins:
Jacob and Colby Gentry.
Others attending this happy
occasion 'were her great aunt:
Bertha Harrison of Brown Mills,'
New. Jersey; great aunt and uncle i
Jean and Dave- Lurner of;
Hamilton, Ohio, and cousins:
Janet and Roger Kelty of,
Kristiana is the daughter of;
John and Kathy Arnold and the
granddaughter of, Charles and,
Esther Dickson and Jean Arnold, i
all of Beacon Hill.
BUTTERFLY & HUMMINGBIRD LOVERS
Variety of easy to grow plants, $1.99 up.
Fla. King Peach Methley and Gold Plum, $5.99.
FRUIT TREES-apple, pear, fig, grape, pome-
granate, Japanese persimmon, blueberry,
pecan, chinkapen, mulberry, mayhaw, papaya,
fruiting pineapple, banana.. COLD TOLERANT
CITRUS-satsuma, orange, kumquat, etc.
Hibiscus, oleander, native honeysucker, azalea,
bougainvillea, antique roses, angel trumpets, 6
colors, palms, Louisiana ins, crepe myrtle,
daylily, bottle brush, Ig. selection SALT
Garden Club Bloomingn Activities
Club member Flora Blackmon
will, present the program at the
upcoming monthly meeting of the
Port St. Joe Garden Clubf to be
held on Thursday, April 8 (today)
beginning at 2 p.m. (ET).
On Saturday, April 10th, from
8:00 a.m. until, a "Spring Bazaar"
will be conducted by members at
the garden club building, located
on Eighth Street in Port St. Joe.
Several items will be for sale
including plants, baked goods,
The family of Samantha
Ambrose thanks each of you for
your prayers, telephone calls, vis-
its, cards, flowers, and gifts. The
thoughtfulness of everyone is con-
tributing greatly to Sam's recov-
ery. She is now home and pro-
gressing well. Please feel free to
visit or call Sam anytime after
6:00 p.m. weekdays, or anytime
on the weekend.'
A special thank you to Dr.
Ivers and Steve and Nancy
May God nchlv bless each
The Ambrose Family
Word Of Thanks
We would like to say a special
thanks for the tender and com-
passionate' care we received
through the long illness and
death of our husband and father.
It is overwhelming. Thank you for
the cards, 'flowers,, and food, but
most of all, the prayers. His funer-
al was., truly a celebration of his
new life with our Lord and Savior.
A very special thanks to Rev.
Dave Fernandez, Father Jerry
Huft, and Rev. Allen Welborn; also
a special thanks to- Edwina
Lawrence, Sister Dave Fernandez,
and Mitch Bouington for the
The Donald Parker Family
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting "Outreach" on Thursday,
April 15th, in North Port St. Joe,
beginning at. 10 a.m. The repre-
sentatives will be going door-to--
door letting people know of the
many services available to people
60 and over from the association.
and garage sale items.
The Port St. Joe club is mak-.
ing plans now to host the District
II Spring Meeting on Thursday,,
May 6th. Eighteen clubs will be -
represented from the area. The
,gathering will be convened in, the
Family Life Center of Long Avenue
Registration and hospitality
will begin at 9-30 a.m., followed
by reports from all' the clubs
attending, and short programs
delivered by Gulf County's
Extension Director Roy Lee Carter
and Jean Stebel.
:Interested persons' are
encouraged to attend the meeting. .
he Cfotftes Tree
Al'en's, '11 'ofi < and Chifld.ren T .Consiginment 'Boutique
200 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
Now ACCEPTING SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS!
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Something for Everyone!
Open 9 am to 5 pm-Mon.. Tues.. Thur., Fri.
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Matthew Herold Roberson and Elizabeth Ann Kosin
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999 PAGE 5A
"The Ride" to be Screened at Faith Bible Church
Robin Marie Guffey and Leo Haywood Shealy
Guffey-Shealy To Wed
Brian and Carmen Guffey of
Shalimar, and Gary and Sue Mag-
nusson of Niceville, announce the
e(igagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter. Robin
tMarie Guffev. to Leo Haywood
Shealy, son of Gil and Lynda
Shealy of \Wewahitchka.
'The bride-elect attended the
UnIversity' of South Alabama and
received a Bachelor's of Science in
speech and hearing sciences. She
also, upon attending Florida State
University,. received her Master's
in speech pathology.
Her fiance attended the
University of West Florida and
received a Bachelor's of Arts.
While attending Troy State
University, he also received his
Master's of Arts in counseling and
The wedding is planned for
May 29, at 2:00 at First Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka. A recep-
tion will follow at the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
All friends and relatives are invit-
ed to attend.
Fire Dept. Needs
Yard Sale Items
The Gulf County Beaches
Volunteer Fire Department will
host an open house. a cook-out.
and a yard sale as soon as it
receives its new fire truck.
Members of the department are
now accepting donations for the.
Please call 647-8452 and
leave a message. or call 647-5253
if you have a donation. and they
will be glad to pick it up.
"The Ride" is a new entertain-
ing, yet deeply moving dramatic
film from World Wide Pictures, the
motion picture ministry of the
Billy Graham Evangelistic
Smokey Banks (Michael
Bi'ehn) has just been sentenced to
community service and released
into the custody of Mike Stillwell
(Clarence Felder) and his wife,
Ellen (Jennifer O'Neill) at the
GC Youth Accountability
Program Members Meet
The Youth Accountability
Program will meet on Tuesday,
April 20th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
(ET), in the courtroom at the Gulf
The. mission is a diversion/
prevention program available for"
all of the area's youth. The pro-
gram objectives will be explained
as well as need for volunteers who
have a concern regarding the
youth of Gulf County. A minimal
investment in time will go a long
way in attaining that goal.
The public is invited to attend
this meeting, and to share its
concerns regarding the youth. For
further details and information,
please contact Don Washabaugh
at (850) 227-7340.
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m.(.
(ET) at the Gulf County Library,
located on Highway 71N in Port
Membership is open. The
public is welcome and is encour-
aged to attend. There is no fee.
For further details and informa-
tion, please contact Don
Washabaugh at (850) 227-7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30 p.m. The public is
also encouraged to attend.
Are Needed Now
Panhandle Adult Literacy
Services is in search of anyone in
the community that would like to
lend a helping hand by becoming
a volunteer in the adult basic
education computer assisted GED
Requirements for this posi-
Lion are a high school diploma or
GED. For more information: In
Wewahitchka: call Marian Howell,
639-5156: library 639-2419; or
Head Start 639-5080 ext. 15. For
Port St. Joe: library 229-8879 or
Paula Boone at 647-5031.
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Saguaro Boys' Ranch. The former
world champion bull rider has
reached bottom, and now his only
task is to teach 14-year-old
Danny O'Neill (Brock Pierce) how
to ride a bull.
Smokey agrees to the condi-
tions only because he doesn't
want to stay in jail and face a long
line of others waiting to get their
hands on him. He doesn't antici-
pate being so affected by young
Danny's courage and determina-
tion to ride. Neither does he antic-
ipate Linnette (Jennifer Blanel.
Mike's spirited and attractive
When Smokey learns Danny
is dying of cancer, he doesn't want
to stick around to see it. He's
Kelly Asbel Named
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy announced
recently that Kelly Asbel from
Valdosta, Georgia, has been
named an All-American Scholar.
American Scholars must earn
a 3.3, or higher gra de
point average. Kelly, who attends
Lowndes High School, was nomi-
nated for this national award by
Patricia Iverson, Guidance
Kelly is the' daughter of
Jacque Asbel from Valdosta,
Georgia and Gene Asbel from
Tampa. The grandparents are
Mrs. Jacque Price of Port St. Joe,
and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Asbel of
becoming unexpectedly attached
to his little sidekick and doesn't
think he can face the reality of the
boy's illness. He doesn't think he
can accept the God-the Stillwells
,have shared with him, a God who
would allow something like this to
happen to a child like Danny.
But Smokey still has some
things to,learn about life-when to
hold on and push through, when
to let go and trust, and most of
all, that God is someone who can
really be trusted.
Pastor Bill Taylor and the
congregation of Faith Bible
Church would like you to attend
their showing of this outstanding
"The Ride" will show on
Sunday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. at
Faith Bible Church, 801 20th St.
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Hundreds of children lined up on the starting line getting ready for the annual Easter Egg hunt
sponsored by the Port St. Joe Merchants Association.
The annual "egg"citing event was a huge success with the young participants and more seasoned witness-
es. Master Reid Kennedy [above, left] only mustered the energy to collect three eggs before the excitement:
overcame him-contrary to the little lady in the photo on the right, who Is shown scooping up one of he day's
special treasures on the run.
Nearly 300 Kids Turn Out for Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday
The Merchants Association were joined by the Junior Service
League in presenting an Easter egg hunt last Saturday for chil-
dren of Gulf County in Frank Pate Park.
Aubrey Cross, Rachel Jones and Bryce Nelson won the
three prizes for finding the grand prize egg and the most
Photos were taken df individual children posing with the
Easter bunny, as well as face painting furnished for all kids who
wanted to be decorated like Easter eggs.
The egg hunt i~as broken into four sections, by ages, and the
kids made short work of gathering up all the hidden eggs. After
the search signal was sounded for them to start, it was almost
Schweikert is Awarded Battle "E"
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class.
Michael 0. Schweikert, son of
Peggy Schweikert of Port St. Joe,
recently received the Battle
Efficiency Award (Battle "E") while
serving aboard the fast combat
support Ship USS Arctic, home
ported in Earle, New Jersey.
Schw,eikert and each crew
member received a ribbon signify-
ing their contribuUion toward the
command achievement. The
Battle "E" is awarded annually by
the fleet commanders to ships
that. exhibit outstanding combat'
Schweikert's ship earned the
award for excellence In all areas of
.shipboard operation, including
navigation, strategic and tactical
missions, engineering, medical
readiness, supply and communi-
USS Arctic's main mission "is
to support the fleet through
underway replenishment. The
ship transports bulk petroleum
products from shore depots
directly to other auxiliary ships or
combat forces underway.
Schweikert's ship is capable
of carrying more than 150,000
barrels of fuel, 825 tons of ord-
nance, 360 tons of dry provisions.
and 60 tons of refrigerated foods.
like an "Oklahoma land rush", with youths covering all four sect
tions of the park to recover the eggs and search for the ones con-.
tamiing the prize.
Approximately 300 kids, with their parents, showed up for the
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227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
FALL & WINTER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p,.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 1 2-9 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday .,
OPN' v Fourteenth Annual
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3625 Cape San. Bias Road Port St. Joe 850-227-3655
(Hwy. 98 to C30A to C30E, turn onto C30E and follow for 4 miles)'
Featuring Seafood Steaks, Pasta,
Fajitas and a Host of,
casual dining experience, compliment-
the natural beauty of Cape San Blas
and its picturesque sunsets.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
MON. SAT. 4-10, SUN. 12-10
DRESS CODE: NON-FORMAL
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1 ". *' .
Gold Cup Car Race
The Miracle Strip Region of
The Antique Automobile Club of
America will' be hosting the four-
teenth annual old car rally to
Apalachicola on Saturday, April
10th. This event will be celebrat-
ing yesterday and today in an all
new format. The activities will
Juvenile Justice Board
Meeting, LBR Workshop'
The District II Juvenile
Justice Board will hold its regular
meeting on Thursday, April 8, at
10:00 a.m. (ET) in Tallahassee. at
the Parkway Building. located at
2003 Apalachee Parkway, Room.
112 (next to the Taco-Bell
The primary, agenda items will,
be a workshop to develop the dis-I
trict's fiscal year 2000-2001 leg-"
islative budget request recom-
mendations, and an update on
the status of the 1999-2000 gen,4
eral revenue grant applic'atlfon '
begin on Friday evening with a
covered dish supper for the atten-
dees 'at the Martin House on
Business 98 in Panama City. The
supper will be highlighted by a
lottery drawing for positions in the
race. The lottery will also decide
pairings for the Team Racing com-
petition. Each participant will be
paired with another participant to
race as a team..
ON DISPLAY IN PORT ST. JOE
The marshaling area/ collect-
ing point is tentatively scheduled
to be in the old Wal-Mart parking
lot behind the -Gourmet Do-Nut
Shoppe on East Highway 98 in
Parker. The participants will
depart for Port St. Joe at 8:30
a.m. CT. The departure will not be
by individual vehicles, but instead
cars will be dispatched in groups
of five cars each. The groups %illI
caravan to Port St. Joe via Medxico
Beach to enjoy the scenery' There
\\ill only be one timed leg but with
two routes. The timed leg will be
from Port St. Joe to Apalachicola.
After arrival in Port St. Joe,
the cars will be displayed on Reid
Avenue. The Port St. Joe Mer-
chants .Assoclation will provide'i
local dignitaries to judge the cars.
There will be a Merchants
Association sponsored Poker Walk
through the businesses with,
prizes going to the best poker
The departure from Port St.
Joe will include a final briefing
before the first car departs at 1:00
p.m. Each departure will be
scheduled' for one minute inter-
vals. The timed leg to Apalach-
icola will have two 'routes. Team
racing will be based on the two
routes. One member of the team
will go one route while the other
member goes the second route.
Once the cars are off the clock,
they will proceed directly to the
After arrival at the Gibson
Inn, members will rest and/or
visit the unique antique shops. At
6:00 p.m. the attendees will par-
ticipate in a historical vintage
dress fashion show. The show w11i
consist of a walk down the stairs
at the Inn. The Awards Banquet
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CITED WITH Two VIOLATIONS
SOn Monday, March 29th, at
approximately 4:30 a.m., Willie B.
Boykins, age 38, of Port St. Joe,
Wvas arrested by Officer David
Cross for failure to comply,
improper driver license (when
nbn-resident exemption not
ALCOHOL POSSESSION, THEFT
.ARRESTS NET Two YOUNG MEN
SOn March 1st, at about 1:41
a.m., John M. VIcGinnis, age 19,
of Ashville, Alaam"a, was arrested
by- Officer Glen Norris for retail
tieft, possession of alcoholic bev-
erage under the age of 21, and no
valid driver license.
'James M. Hill, age 20, of
Ashville, Alabama, was also
Sairested by Officer Norris for
refall theft and possession of alco-
holic beverage under the' age of
S 21: .
According to information
received by the department,
McGinnis and Hill obtained gas at
the Shell station, then drove off
without paying for it. The officer,
stopped the vehicle on Highway
71, two miles east of the city lim-
Upon further investigation, it.
was learned that McGinnis had
no valid driver's license, and that
he-and Hill were both in posses-
- sion of alcoholic beveragess)'
WITH KNIFE STABBING
Near 3:30 a.m., on Saturday,
April 3rd, Nicole S. Rivers, age 27,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Cross for aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon. f :
According to the officer's
report, Nicole and Kelvin Rivers
got into a verbal argument that
turned physical. During the alter-
cation, the female suspect armed
herself with a knife, and stabbed
Kelvin just ,above the left elbow
and on the right side of his chest,'
causing serious bodily injuries.
ATTEMPTED MURDER SUSPECT
:SURRENDERS TO COUNTY OFFICERS
On the, evening of Tuesday.
April 6th, Alabama resident Craig
E. Kirby (age 37) was arrested by
Gulf -County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen and GCSD Captain
UJoe Nugent on active warrants for
Sheriff McKeithen had spo-
ken with Kirby several times by
phone the day before, and was.
able to talk the suspect into turn-
ing himself in. McKeithen and
Nugent picked Kirby up at the
Florida-Alabama State line.
According to the report filed
by Port St. Joe Police Department
Officer Russell Burch, on Sunday,
April 4th, shortly after 5 p.m.,
while in the area of the Marina
Groceries, Kirby fired approxi-
mately six rounds at Cindy
Theresa Kirby (ex-wife) and
Thomas Adrian Blevin.
Following the incident, Kirby
left the area driving a silver col-
ored Ford Escort, traveling north
on Highway 71. The vehicle was
later located in the Dalkeith area
where the suspect had aban-
doned it. PSJPD Sgt. Butch
Arendt assisted Officer Burch in
the initial investigation.
The city's police department
,would like to thank the Gulf
County Shenffs Department for
its assistance in locating and
CRACK SALESLADY BUSTED
Friday, April 2nd, Lisa Davis
Quinn, a 28 year old black female
resident of Port St. Joe. was
arrested by' the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department and charged
with two counts of the sale of
During the latter days of
March, an undercover operative
purchased a total of $80 worth of
crack cocaine from the suspect.
At press time, she was being held,
without bond in the Gulf County
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Last Sunday, April 4th,
Charles Smith was arrested for
the Introduction of contraband
into a correcUtonal facility.
Correctional Officers Bernard
Anthony and Evette Farmer
noticed Smith pick something up,
from the ground of the visitation
yard at the facility, and upon
searching him. found two pack-
ages of tobacco.
Smith, a 44 year old resident.
of Port St. Joe, was being held
without bond at The Star's, press
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In the early morning hours of
Tuesday, April 6th, Aaron
Whitfield, a 38 year old white
male resident of Port St. Joe, was
arrested and charged with armed
robbery and kidnapping.
The charges stem from an
incident which occurred at the
Swifty Mart in St. Joe Beach at
about 4:30 a.m.
While Deputy Vince Everette
was enroute responding to the
call, he observed a pick-up truck,
bearing the logo of Ace Pest
Control, as it sat at the gasoline
pumps of the E-Z Serve in the
Then, while interviewing the
victim of the convenience store,
located farther to the northwest
on Highway. 98, the clerk
described the suspect as one who,
". sounds like the man who
sprays my home for bugs."
Additionally, a witness who
had left the store just prior to the
robbery, told the officer he had
noticed an Ace Pest Control truck
parked' behind the store upon his
A BOLO was then issued for
the suspect vehicle, which was
found a short time later at a resi-
dence on Avenue C by a Port St.
Joe Police Department officer.
Whitfield was found sitting ont
the porch of the house, and was
forthwith arrested and charged
with armed robbery and' kidnap-
ping. As of noon Wednesday, he
was lodged in the Gulf County
Jail with a $25,000 bond.
OTHER RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE
GULF COUNTY JAIL ..
Tuesday, March 30th-
Michael Agulrre, 20, W/M, of Pr,
St. Joe, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and posses-
sion of paraphernalia; Debra
Bailey, 41, B/F, of Port St. Joe,
failure to pay fine (affray);
Gwendolyn Cherry, 36, B/F, of
Port St. Joe, failure to pay fine
(refusal to sign traffic citation);
and William McCann, 33, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear
Thursday, April 1st-James
Lewis, 48, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
aggravated battery; and Mark
Harriman, 39, W/M, of of Port St.
Joe, violation of conditional
Friday April 2nd-Greg Vann
Gregory, 40, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (sale of
cocaine); and Johnny Nobles, 36,
B/M, of Wewahitchka. battery..
Saturday, April 3rd-Shawn
Wood, 24, B/M, of Wewahitchka,
violation of probation (aggravated
Monday, April 5th-Robert
Wilson, 33, B/M, of Wewahitchka,
possession of cocaine; and Dortha
Catalano, 19, W/F, of Youngs-
town, grand theft.
[Beach PD Log)
ACTIVIrY REPORT FOR
MARCH 29TH TO APRIL 4TH
During the last week. the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 108 calls for service,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999 PAGE 7A
Dept. of State Awards $1 Million
in Historic Preservation Grants
Gulf, Franklin, and Jackson County Projects Get $38,175
Secretary of State Katherine
Harris announced Monday that
nearly $1 million in matching
grants will be awarded. by the
Division of Historical Resources to
58 historic preservation projects
Twelve of the grants totaling
$120,000 will go toward projects
that educate the public about his-
toric preservanon. These commu-
nity education projects range
from a walking tour brochure for
DeLand to funding to, assist
"Florida Archaeology Month" next
In the Panhandle area,
Chipola Junior College, in
Jackson County, received fund ing
for its Florida Panhandle Folklife
community education project in
the amount of $12,175,,
Twelve projects for survey
and planning activities were
awarded 8126.271. In Gulf
County. the Florida Department
bor Environnental Protection was
awarded $6,000 for an archaeo-
.logical .survey at St. Joseph State
An archaeological study of the
St. Johns River basin and a
preservation plan for Zephyrhills
are two other projects funded in
Grants totaling ,$675,000 will
go toward the restoration or reha-
bilitauon of historic buildings. An
- award in the amount of 820.000"
..' was earmarked for the Apalachi-
cola Maritime Museum in
Franklin County for, the acquisi-
tion/development project involv-
and investigated no burglaries,
assaults or thefts.
During this same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed three traffic crashes involving
no Injuries with a combined prop-
erty damage of S700. The officers
issued 17 traffic warnings and 10
Also. during this time frame.
the department's officers made
the following arrests:
*Gary D. Brooks. Jr. (19.
W/M). of Brierfield. Alabama was
charged by Patrolman Burt.
Himmer on Aphi 3rd with reck-
less driving, possession of a con-
trolled substance (four ,counts).
possession of a controlled sub-
stance while crossing a state line,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
and possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams.
*Also on Sunday, the 3rd,
Denny M. Looney, III (19, W/M),
of Maylene, Alabama, was
charged by Patrolman Himmer
with resisting arrest without vio-
lence and introduction of contra-
band into a county detention,
*A juvenile male from Bangor,
Michigan was charged with disor-'
derly conduct by Patrolman
Himmer on Sunday, April 4th.
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GFC Extends 5-Year Fishing License Promo
John C. Clayton
John C. Clayton, 58, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Thursday
evening, April 1st, at Health
South. Rehabilitation Hospital. He
was born in Port St. Joe and was
a resident his entire life.
He served in the United
States Army and worked at
Premier Services Corporation sev-
eral years until he became dis-
abled. He was a member of
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include his wife,
- Marilyn Clayton of Port St. Joe;
his children, Raymond Moxley
Clayton and Shannon Jabbar,
both of Port St, Joe; Shontelr
Clayton of Panama City and
Devon Clayton of Tallahassee; his
father, Joseph Clayton. Sr. of Port
St. Joe; one brother, Joseph
Clayton, Jr. (Helen) of Orlando;
five sisters, Lessie Bell Harris of
Panama City, Marie Jackson of
Port St. Joe, Mattie Pearl Sullivan
(Judge) of Newark, New Jersey,
Corine Daniels, and Sally Jenkins
(Taylor), all of Port St. Joe; one
aunt, Daisy Bell Clayton of
Panama City; a special niece (as a
sister), Sylvia Jackson (Joseph) of
Other survivors include six
sisters-in-law. Patrlea Gall Smith
(Mike) of Apalachicola, Lottle
Yarrell (Leroy) and Deloris Ann
Pittman, both of Port St. Joe,
Carolyn Fedd of Jacksonville,
Paula Tiller of Hartford,
Connecticut, Linda Woods of
Chicago. Illinois; three brothers-
in-law. Ray Woods, and Willie
Early Woods, both of Hartford,
Connecticut, and Ulyssee Woods-
of Jacksonville; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday. April 10, at 2:00
p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist
Church. with Elder Charles
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Ethelene B. Jones
Ethelene B. Jones. 86. passed
away Sunday, April 4, in Port St.
Joe. A native of Brent, she had
been a long time resident of this
Survivors include two grand-
daughters, Sharon Richter and
Susan Clark, both of Highland
View; one sister, Gladys Anderson
of, Melbourne; four great-grand-
children, Michael Richter,
Matthew Richter, Chuck Clark,.
and Ryan Clark; eight great-great
grandchildren; three nieces and
Graveside funeral services
were held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.,
conducted by Rev. Tim Bailey.
Interment followed in the family
plot. All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Matthew Nicholas Howze, the
infant son of Gina and Gary L.
Howze II of Tallahassee, died
Other survivors include a,
brother, Blaine L. Howze of
Tallahassee; his maternal grand-
parents, Rowan and Jean Cecil of
Gulf Breeze. and Blane and
Evelyn Thompson of Cloverport,
Kentucky: his paternal grandpar-
ents, Gary and Nancy Howze of
Port St. Joe: his maternal great-
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
James V. Thompson of Jefferson-
ville, Indiana; his paternal great-
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
William B. Welch, Sr. of New
Orleans, Louisiana; and a pater-
nal great-grandmother, Mae
Howze of Apalachicola.
The service was held at 2 p.m.
Saturday., April 3. at Culley's
MeadowWood Riggins Road
Chapel. with burial following at
Cullev's MeadowWood Memorial
Frank Vetere, 89, of
Wewahitchka. passed away at his
home Tuesday, March 30. He was
a lifetime member of the Elks
Mr. Vetere is survived by his
wife of 69 years, Phillmena Vetere
of Wewahitchka; three daughters,
Catherine Nemclck and husband
Mickey of Edison, New Jersey,
Rose Vetere of Wewahitchka, and
Phyllis Shipman and husband
Robert of Wewahitchka; two
brothers, Robert Vetere and wife
Pearl of Colonial, New Jersey, and
Joe Vetere and wife Mary of
Fanwvood. New Jersey; five sisters,
Josephine Vetere of Deland.
Jennie Vittulo and husband Ray
of Wilmington. Delaware, Rose
Cornicello of Linden, New Jersey,
Florence Mummolo of Bricktown,
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The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission's (GFC's)
promotion efforts to encourage
anglers to purchase five-year
freshwater fishing licenses are
working out extremely well. In
fact, the GFC has decided to
extend the promotional campaign
After 44 1/2 years with the
paper mill James Haddock gave
his retirement notice. He was a
finishing operator when he
retired March 1st.
William L. Dunigan retired
March 1 after 37 years with the
local paper mill. He was a power
operator at the time of his
New Jersey, and Grace Fieda of
Anaheim, California; nine grand- ,
children, Joanne Turner, Linda
Cotte, Rickv Doerfel, Donna
Lively, Kathy Shipman, Carol
Jones, Bobby Shipman, Michael
Nemcick and Karen Shipman:
and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services_
were conducted on. April 1, at,-
2:00 p.m., in Jehu Cemetery in'
Wewahitchka, with Rev. John
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral G
'Home of Port St. Joe was In
charge of arrangements.
through the end of April.
Bob Wattendorf, the GFC's
head of fisheries promotions, said
more than 20 fishing manufactur-
ers and publishers made the
extension -possible by providing
the GFC with free samples or
coupons. Five-year, freshwater
fishing license buyers receive the
samples and coupons as free
bonuses if they purchase their
licenses during the promotional
Five-year freshwater fishing
licenses are available from county
tax collectors' offices for $61.50 or
by phone at 1-888-FISH-FLOrida
(1-888-347-4356). To use the
phone system. which is available
24 hours a day. callers must have
a major credit card and will be
billed an additional S3.95 conve-
Anglers who purchase five-
year licenses by phone will be able
to start fishing immediately and
will receive their credit-card style
license by mall. along with a
package of free samples and spe-
Samples include a fanny-
pack, various lures, hooks.
weights and fishing-related maga-
zines worth more than 840. In
addition to numerous coupons
and special offers.
On April 3-4 residents and
non-resident anglers can fish
Florida's fresh waters without a
license, provided they follow all
other fishing and boating regula-
tions. The GFC hopes large num-
bers of people will take advantage
of this opportunity to go fishing
with their families and friends on
this free fishing weekend, and
they will make a special effort to
introduce somebody new to this
"Fishing is Inexpensive, .sim-
ple and convenient," Wattendorf
said. "It's not only an outstanding
traditional pastime but also a wayI
to spend quality time together
with people that are important to
you and to get away from the
stress of everyday life while enjoy-
He said the GFC hopes that,
after enjoying free-fishing week-.
end, anglers will take advantage
of the special bonus offer to buy
five-year freshwater fishing
licenses for themselves and per-
haps even a buddy.
For more information about
freshwater fishing in Florida, as
well as to get more details on the
five-year fishing license promo-
tion. interested persons-can--visit
the GFC's Web site at http://
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K Outdoors in the
by Gene Childs
SFlonda Outdoor W'riters' associationn
Apparently he was homeless
and' hungry. As he pedaled his
bike' pulling a wagon with his
belongings in tow down Highway
98. the smell of our MBARA Wild
Game Supper and Auction made
Freshwater fishing is at a.
near peak. There are still bass
bedding in the shallows, 'and with
rising water temperatures, they
are eating everything in sight. It
must be crowded in the shallows
as speckled pereh and now bream:
are on the beds -
The Dead Lakes are produc-
ing well as are creeks and ponds.
Lake Seminole is apparently hav-'
ing its best fishing seasofi ln:. .
j decades. Jack Wingate says both
numbers and sizes of fish are
The bays are alive with trout
up on the flats. .Good moving'
tides'.either early or late are ideal.
The real gator trout feed best in
low light conditions and top water
baits work well.,
In jigs, the Shed Assassin in
Electric Chicken is still hot, but
another color-New Penny-is
gaining fast. Flounder, like them
too .so expect several per trip.
Around Black's Island is a good.
starting spot; in St. Joe Bay and
Qrooked Island Sound west -of
Mexico Beach is another.
Spanish mackerel arrived in-
force this week along the beach-.
es., Most boats caught limits in
short order if they- wanted.
Mackerel trees with 00 Clark
Spoons are the ticket. Most also
kept a sharp eye out for cobia.
Several have already been sighted,
and a few have been caught in
Panama City off their pier.
Friday night. April 9th, kicks
off the 29th Annual Ling
Tournament and festival in
Mexico Beach. This two-division
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recreational and professional cat-
egories-is hosted by the Nlexco
Beach Community Development
Council and offers $7,000 in cash.
prizes for cobia and, Spanish
mackerel. The tournament is for
21 days and offers bonuses for
each week's biggest fish. The
tourney concludes on May 1st
and a huge festival is planned
with a fish fry, beach dance, sail-
boat race, and more.
Red snapper fishing cohtin-
ues to be dependable. 'Most
nearshore sites have been fished
heavily, but-the fish are still there
in good numbers. Farther out on
structure are even more snapper
and grouper. -
Fishing wwith friends this'
week on their boat Therapy" was
extremely productive for snapper.
We fished approximately 20 miles
offshore and caught both red and
black snapper as quickly as we
could drop baits. The two
youngest in the group-two pre-
teens named Meg and Meagan-
caught the most and had the
biggest, smiles. Not much can
make your day better than by
taking a kid fishing-yours and
The smell of pork and chick-
" e cooking was just too much for,
the lone biker. In short order, one-
of the members ordered him a
plate and a cup of ice cold tea. In
exchange, he asked how he could
help out. Someone produced a
guitar and he played for several i
Someone else put a jar by
Shim with the word "donation" on
it. It soon contained a fair
amount of money. When the fel-,
low decided to leave and continue
his trek, he tried to pay for his
meal. At least he was no longer
Mexico, Beach Artificial Reef
Association's (MBARA) Ist Annual
Wild Game Supper/Auction was a
Over 500 wild game dinners
were served Saturday at Mexico
Beach. Some of the cooks are
shown in the earlier afternoon
preparing the succulent game.
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Port St. Joe hosted their
annual Day of Baseball Tuesday
with Franklin County, ,TN, North
Florida Christian and The Sharks
playing each other. The Sharks
lost their first game 8-7 in eight
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Matt Terry, shown on the
mound for the Sharks, also hit a
three-run homer against
innings to Franklin County. TN.
Ryan Stephens hit a solo
home run and Matt Terry hit a
three-run home run to lead, the
Sharks on ofFense.
PORT ST. JOE 1, NORTH FL. 11
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
North Florida Christian broke
open a 3-1 lead when they scored
five runs in the top of the fourth
inning, and added three more in
the fifth for an 11-1 victory over
Port St. Joe.
Jim Faison had two of the
Sharks four hits. Tuesday's losses
dropped Port St. Joe, ranked #8
in Class 2A, to a 14-7 record on
NFC 1 1 1 5.3 -1113 1
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huge success this past Saturday.
Blue skies and a gentle sea
breeze welcomed the crowds as
they browsed through the auction
area or piled their plates high
with food. Spirited bids were,
made all day and lucky bidders
took home some real bargains.I
The MBARA sincerely thanks
the hundreds of businesses which
donated items and the host of vol-
Relief Funds Are
Available at SJPFCU
An account has been set up
at St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union,; and funded by the
credit unions of Florida and some
individuals, to give assistance to
unteers who mrfade the event a
Jim Ferisom, his daughter, Meredith, and friends had a
fine day on the "Charisma" on Friday, April 2nd-the photo
above proves it!
This Week's Fishing Report
for .March 21st through April 4th ,
The Spanish are in big time and the only thing needed to catch
a fine mess is 'to put a line with a spoon at the end of it in the
water. Capt. Ron.' on the "Never Enough", boated the first kings of
the season on Saturday. April 3rd. They were above average in size
an'd fhe school was moving toward Mexico Beach.
Offshore fishing for,snapper, and group.er is just, getting better-,
and..bqtter. .The first. wh"qv,was put qi,.tl4e
spring with nice weather and good fishing.
"Good Luck, Good Fishing" Charisma Charters
Captain Chuck Guilford. Captain Danny Tankersley.
Captain Ron Miller and Captain Bobby Guilford
Wild Game/Auction Was a Great Success!
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I:L)PC .. Li, Funding for 1997-98 El Nino
I, i.rl,.r ,, i cl., FEMA-DR-1195-FL Commu-
i%,) Dic -pi:.'. Block Grant (CDBG) of up to
$2,000,000. These funds must be used for the fol-
i T.. Lt ..i6 I -i..i moderate income persons;
2.To aid in the prevention of elimination of
slums or blight; or
3.To meet other community development needs
of recent origin having a particular urgency
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resources are not available meet such needs..
The categories of activitiesfor, which these funds
may be used are in the areas orf i...r, tb,' ur
of owner-occupied residents, i. ,
water drainage improvements in lieu of elevations,
match for FEMA Section 404 Hazard. Mitigation
Grant Program, economic development recovery,
replacement of homes destroyed by'weather,
j .r I:rr ,l i, i ., i r Ie ;r i,..J m ii-
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DRI195/1204. Additional information regarding
the r. :r; .-Ir lithat may be undertaken will
t.e pro.), led it the p,,blic hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of
the fundsamust benefit low and moderate income,
In developing an application for submission to
DCA, Gulf County must plan. to minimize dis-
placement of persons as a result of planned CDBG
Si.hrili Jln i ..Iir C.. l County is required ro
de.-l..-p .i i -.-i' i ij 'Iced persons.
The public hearing to receive'citizen views con-
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Williams, one of the owners of the site, said that they are striving for a June 1st completion date. Paving,
landscaping and walkways will be the next portion of the project on the construction list. Eight slots of
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Nicodemus. In the second row are Kayla Siprell, Kristin Posey, Caitlin Rich, Maryanne Earley and Devin
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credit union members who are
out of work, due tothe shutdown
of Florida Coast Paper Company
and other industries affected by
the mill being down.
There are forms available at
St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union in Port St. Joe, and
at the branch offices in Mexico
Beach and Wewahitchka, for
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
PSJHS's 10th Annual Track
and Field Championships
Todd and Woullard Set New School Records
Last Saturday, April 3rd, Port
St. Joe High School hosted the
13th Annual Track. and Field
Championships with over 300
athletes from eight schools com-
In the girls' division, Godby
placed first with 159 points, fol-
lowed by Lincoln (150),
Wewahitchka (63), and Port St.
Joe (58). Others., in their order of
finish, were Leon (55), Rutherford
(39), Niceville (20). and Apalachi-
Port St. Joe's Lacey Johnson
set a new meet record when she
won the pole vault with an effort
Teresa Daniels, of Lincoln, set
new meet records in the 400
meters (59.2) and 800 meters-,
(2:23.0), and was voted the meet's
outstanding female athlete.
In the boys' competition,
Lincoln placed first with 174
points. The teams from Godby
(144.5), Leon (124), and Port St.
Joe (91.5) followed to round out
the top four. Rutherford (47),
Wewahitchka, (26), Niceville (17)
and Apalachicola (0) completed
Nic Thompson, of Leon, won
the high jump (6'1"), triple jump
(43'0"), 300 hurdles (40.8), and
anchored the winning 4x400 relay
team with a split of 48.4. Because
of his fine performances, Thomp-
son was voted the meet's out-
standing male athlete.
Three members of the Sharks'
team recorded a first place-finish.
Josh Todd's effort of 13'1" in the
pole vault set a new meet record,
as well as a Port St. Joe High
Travis ,Woullard's 'toss of
55'7.5" was good enough to win
the shot put. His performance
broke the old record of 55'.5" set
by 1992 state champion Perez
Davin Baxter placed first in
the discus with an outstanding
effort of 151'"1. His performance
was more than 20 feet better than
his previous best.
"The boys really performed
well! We set one meet record, two
schooqr',rds, and had several
athile record new class records'
as ne.p personal bests!" comment-
ed Coach Scott Gowan following
Other members of the teamrn
who placed in their respective
events were: Tra\is Woullard, sec-
ond in discus (148'l0"): Rod
Givens. second in 1600 meters
(4:35.0) and second in 800 meters
(2:05.5): Alex Hernandez, third in
Crop Loss Disaster
Ends Friday, April 9
Farm Service Agency Acting
County Executive Director. Sally
Phillips, would like to remind all
farmers that the Crop Loss
Disaster Assistance Program
sign-up now in progress will end
Farmers and ranchers in
Calhoun. Franklin, Gulf, and
Liberty counties who sustained
production losses exceeding 35%
as a result of adverse weather and
related conditions may be eligible
to receive disaster assistance.
All crops for which federal
crop insurance is available,
whether the insurance was pur-
chased or not and crops eligible
for non-insurable crop assistance
(NAP) will be eligible. These NAP
crops include aquaculture, nurs-
ery, honey, and hay, as well as
The disaster assistance is
*1998 single year crop losses';
multi-year crop losses (for pro-
ducers receiving insurance or
NAP payments at least three of
the past five years);
*acreage that was flooded and
is also ineligible for crop insur-
*producers who suffered loss-
es of trees from which a crop is
*producers to buy higher lev-
els of crop insurance in the future
in the form of premium discounts.
Producers with both 1998
and multi-year losses will not be
able to collect payments under
both the single year and the
multi-year provisions. Individual
examination will be made of each
application to determine benefits
for which the applicant is eligible.
Producers may make applica-
tion at the Farm Service Agency
office at 837 Leonard Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424. You may
telephone the agency at (850)
674-8388 or 800-243-9912,
extension 6, for additional infor-
pole vault (9'6"); Mark Williams,
third in 110 hurdles (15.6) and
fourth in 300 hurdles (42.1);
Jerome Williams, fourth in pole
Also placing were: the team of
Mark Williams (52.3), Rod Giveris
(53.3), Bonjour Hill (54.3). and
Josh Todd (56.6), fourth in the
4x400 relay (3:36.3); Davin
Baxter, fifth in shot put (45'8.5");'
Tremaine Lewis, sixth in shot put
(44'8.5") and discus (130'3"):
'Bonjour Hill, sixth in long jump'
(19'3"); Tyler Lane, sixth In pole
vault (8'6"); and Josh Watkins.
eighth in pole vault (7'0"). a sev-
enth grade record.
This was our best meet of the
season. We need to keep working
hard and build off this perfor-
mance as we prepare for district.
region, and state," added Gowan.
Next Meet On Tap
On Friday, April 9th,' the
Sharks will compete in the 1st
Annual Ram Invitational hosted,
by Rutherford High School in
Panama City. The' meet will be
held at Tommy Oliver Stadium
and will begin at 12:00. Everyone
is encouraged to attend the event
One hundred seventy-six young athletes participated in this year's season-ending banquet.
Upward B basketball Concludes 3rd Season
Upward Basketball. for boys
and girls in grades one through
six, recently held its Awards Night
to conclude the league's third sea-
son in Port,St. Joe.
Long Avenue Baptist Church,
host of the league, wishes to take
this opportunity to once again say
"thanks" to the many volunteers
from the community who helped
to' make this another great year.
In the adjacent photo are all
Gulf Rifle Club to Hold
Pistol Matches Saturday
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a hunter
pistol metallic silhouette match
on Saturday morning, April 10th.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30, and consists of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed 25
yards from the firing line. The
match is divided into three stages,
(slow fire, timed fire and rapid
fire) with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun'
may be used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match, and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50. 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Swutable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would Include
.22 RF. .22 magnum. .38 special.
.357 magnum.-and 44 magnum.
After completion of the sched-
uled matches, a bowling pin
match will be shot with .22 RF
pistols. This will be an Introducto-
ry match and several variations
will be shot to gauge shooter
interest. Bowling pins will also be
shot after the scheduled center-
fire pistol matches on the fourth
Tiger Sharks' Rings
The Port St. Joe High School
basketball Tiger Sharks have
done it again. The community's
financial support is needed to
purchase state championship
rings for these young men, coach-
es and support staff.
An account is open at
Citizen's Federal Bank under the
name of "Port St. 'Joe High
Basketball". Donations may also
be made at the high school.
Coach Eppinette may be
reached by calling the Port St. Joe
High athletic department at 227-
1387. Fund raising and support,
will be greatly appreciated.
If additional Information is
needed, please call Deborah
Crosby at 229-8983.
Wewa Srs. Selling
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Association \ill be selling
spaghetti dinners on Friday. April
9th, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the senior center in Wewahiltchka.
The members %will also deliver to
The price of the dinner is
$3.50, and includes iced tea.
tossed salad. and garlic bread.
Please call 639-9910, between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. week-
days, to place orders.
of the 176 children' who could y-ear's coaches. Each child is
attend the Upward Basketball holding the basketball that: was
Awards Night and some of this awarded to them for giving their
PSJ Dixie Baseball League's
General Membership Meeting
The 1999 officers of the Port
St. Joe Dixie Baseball League
have announced plans to hold a
meeting of its general member-
ship on Sunday, April 11th,
beginning at 3:00 p.m. (ET) in the
Stac House. located on Eighth
Street in Port St. Joe.
The "general membership" of
the league includes its officers.
Saturday. For additional informa- umpires, parents/guardians, and
tion call 229-8421. coaches. If you fit any of these
Last Saturday morning, the categories. you should make
club held its monthly hi-power plans to be at this annual meet-
rifle metallic silhouette and small- ing .
bore metallic silhouette matches. Ongoing and future events.
The matches had a good turnout -.concerns, complaints, or
with 14 shooters for the hi-power questions should be brought to
match and 17 for the smallbore, the attention of the officers and
Bobby Gay won the hi-power fellow members for discussion at
match by downing eight silhou- this time, ,
ettes. Two shooters, Robert Gay If a prior engagement pre-
and Tommy Wood were tied for vents you to attend, but you have
second place with seven targets an issue that the you would like
each. Robert won the tiebreaker the officers to address, please
to claim second place, and
Tommy was awarded the third PSA Junior Golf
place trophy. The fourth place tro-
phy was won by John Fadio. TourneyPlanned
Houston Whitfield won '.the
smallbore match by downing: ..... Bay Dunes Golf Club will host
smallbore match by dowvning 2.. -u b
targetss' Bobby Gayv- was secondd ilajunior golf tournament on April
with 31 target. Mak t an 17. Tee times will begin at 12:30
Robert'Gay were tied-wlth" 30 tar- ~ CT or players 18 and
gets each. Mark won the tiebreak-
er for third place. and Robert w'as The entry fee Is S15. April 14
awarded fourth place. All 'rifle is the last day that entries will be
shooters are Invited to compete in accepted. Entry forms are avail-
these matches, scheduled for the able at' Bay Dunes. For more
first Saturday of every month. information contact Lee Anderson
Tired of Tripping
Over Baseball Gear?
Ball equipment your children -
no longer use may be donated to
the "Equipment Exchange", locat-
ed at Gator Athletics on Main
Street In Wewahitchka. Their
"'Equipment Exchange" accepts
used baseball and softball equip-
ment including gloves, cleats.
bats, and other items. However,
they are not able to accept uni-
,"fo r m s ..,.- .. i:.-- .: '
Anyone in need of such-
equipment may visit the exchange
'and pick it up. free of charge. IE,
you have questions or need more
information, please contact Peggy
Manor at 639-5927.
6 Discount Liquors
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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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contact them prior to the gather-
This year's officers include
Buddy Hamm. president: Joey
Tarantino. Dixie Youth vice presi-
dent; Randy Phillips. Dixie Boys
vice president: Suzanne Besore.
secretary: Tonya Knox. treasurer;
Michelle Quintana. player agent:
and Harlan Haddock. purchasing
'best throughout the season,
The "White StLr Award" is
given to one girl and one boy who
displayed a Christ-like attitude
throughout the season. This
year's recipients of this award
were Jessica Mock and Michael
Padgett (also pictured).
The next meeting of persons'
interested in the Port St. Joe Little
League Football program will be
held Thursday. April 8th. The,
gathering will begin at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Stac House. located on
Eighth Street, between Woodward
and Marvnin Avenues.
,Pursuant to Florida Statute 100.342, notice is hereby given
that the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe have
voted, in accordance with Florida Statute 196. 1995(1)(a),
to place before the electors of the City, on the City's General
Election Ballot of May 11, 1,999, the following referendum.
AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION
Shall the Board of City Commissioners of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, be authorized to grant, pursuant
to Section 3, Article 7 of the State Constitution, prop-
erty, tax, exemptions to new businesseslrnd expansions
of existing businesses? .. "*
--- YES For authority to grant exemptions
NO Against authority to grant exemptions
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noon, E.T., at the Port St. Joe Fire
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
PSJHS 1999 Varsity and Jr. Varsity Baseball Teams
1999 SHARKS-kneeling. from left: Jim Faison. Matt Caswell. Ryan Stephens, Ashley 1999 JUNIOR VARSITY SHARKS-kneeling, from left: Isaiah Jenkins, David Mathews, Michael
Stephens, Koran Peters and Jacob Tankersley. Standing, from left: Asst. Coach Chuck Gannon, Manley, Alex Lynch, Jason Peak, Adam Hamm and Corey Butler. Standing, from left: Assti Coach
Brett Jeffcbat, Stephen Lowrey, Matt Terry, James Daniels, Brett Lowry, Bryce Thomas and Coach Chuck Gannon, Seneca Chambers, John Welborn, Justin Goff, Sam Bell, Chad Haddock, Matt Daily,
Buck Watford. Ben Ashcraft and Coach Buck Watfqrd. .
Horse Producti on
SThe Gulf Cunty Cooperative
Extension Service will sponsor an
S"Equine Production Workshop" on
Alt. V.F.W. M meeting
n- T y The 'John C. Gainous V.F.W.
Post, #10069 will be, holding its
monthly meeting for April on
Tuesday April 13 at 7:30 p.m,. ET,
6"r. at the Post Home in Highland
'- View. -At the meeting, election of
5. officers for 1999-2000 will be
..'- "Also, on Tuesday morning
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E.3-.. 9:00 a~m.,,ET, to get your vests,
'99 v u Gators sv Team" bags, sticks, and assigned section
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April .12, at 6:00 p.m. (CT) at the
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located in T. L. James Park in
Guest speaker will be Dr. Ed
Johnson, Extension Equine
Specialist with IFAS of the
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State of Florida Department of .
I/' t Environmental Protection
S You are hereby noulled tLhat the Department
i of Environmental Proiction has sued a perm-it
.under Flle Number GuI.251 toi Dale Roben and .
SArlene K Bradha;,' k'-r the consu-ucuon ofa t-so
i story single.-iaTrdy oAelhing -an-,l oirer a SrutLureh
C pursuant to S.cuon 161 053. Flonrda Statute,
Project location; Between approximately 289 feet
and 344 feet east 'of the Department of
Environmental Proecuon's reference monument
I R-128, In Gull Counn, Project address: 290
Moonrilse Avenue, Port St. J:.e The permit and
S' construction plans may be reviewed at the ofice of
-the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems. 5050
SWest Tennessee Street, Building B, Tallahassee,
Florida. Copies of the permit may be obtained by
c contacting the Bureau of Beaches and Castial
SSystems at (904) 47-4475. or b\ r'nun9 to 390)
SComin,,nwealth E3bulegarl Mul Siation 310
Tallhassee. Flonj 32399
S A party to this proceeding has the right to
request review of this order by the Governor and
Cabinet, sitting as the Land and Water
Adjudicatory Commission, in accordance aith
Chapter 42-2. Florida Administrative Code. and
Specifically Rule 42-2.0131, Florida Administrative
Code. To initiate such a review, your, request must
be filed within twenty (20) days of the date of this
order with the Secretary of the Commission at
Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission.
; The Capitol, Room 2105, Tallahassee. Florida
t 32399-0001. A copy of the request must also be
served on both the Department of Environmental
Protection, Agency Clerk, 2600 Blair Stone Road.
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, and
on any person named in this order, within 20 days
from the date of this order if the request for review
Is to be. effective.
Additionally, -any person substantially affect-
S ed by this determination has the right to request
an administrative hearing to be conducted in
accordance with the provisions of Section 120.57,
Florida Statutes. Should you desire an administra-
Stive hearing, your request mnust comply with the
provisions of Rule 62 .t1 155. Florida
Administrative Code. and by Rule 60Q-2 004
SFlorida Administrative Code Requests for ;uch
hearings must be sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,, Maill,
Station 35. Tallahassee, F.--lda 32399 3000 and
must be received by the Deparmunent within four.
teen' (14) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to re.spo.nd %iahir, this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a ai.er fall rights to an admin-
Ir, the eent u-tiat a legally -iufficieni peuuon
or rearing is not urnely received 'ou hae the
right to seek judicial review of thiis order pursuant
to Section 120.68. Flonda Statutes, and Rule
9 030(b)(li(c) arnd 9 110 Florida Rule orf Appell ile
Procedure To triUate an appeal a Noce ofl Appeal
must be filed with the Dep3rtment of
Environmental Protection. Of'ice of General
Counsel. and with the appropriae Dlisuict Counrt o1 '.
Appeal within ur r 1301 dvays cf the dale this order
is filed with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied: by the fSl-
ing fee specified in Subsection 35.22(3), Florida
ltc, April 8, 1999.
State of Florida Department of
Environmental Protection ,
You are hereby notified that the Department
of Environmental Protection has Issued a permit
under File Number GU-250 (Amend 21 to Dale
Roben and Arl-ne K Biadihaa for the romr,,i'jc
' ion 'r ,,Ia rOD r.r y trLile' in'[il) ,dwllinh an i oth-ir
S. ructureo. puR[ouart itc Secuon 161 053 Fl.nda
, 2, S 9l-0u Project. ocafjn Beraeqen pproumatels
233 leet and 289 fkeet .I oi the Depairnment o
ErronimenLa Priotecu,.n reference mStonRmeor,
R.128 in Gullf CounrN FProject addre._. 2990
Mo-onn'e Aer, nu. Pori St Joe The permit and
consiuucu-.on planr ma re re.ie-.ed it Gull'f cunrr
Buildin Depanrnin from 8 00 A\ M Lt,) 5 )00 F M
or bn app-toin irtent at iJe office ofl tue fiie-a3u
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.n. the Bureau COf Braches and Co,0Laj S5 trns at
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Common e.Mth Bpulearo Mill Staion 300.
Tallahaa-ee Fli:.nda j23.9
A party to this proceeding has the right to
request rehte vif g-ic Corder 6. the Gocerr, i-r and
Cabinet. ittilno a. the Lano arnd Waler
AdiJdisCtri Coulnn-uii.:.n in inactordaj-ic ih
Chapter 42.2 FIonda Admiraitau'e Code and
sptcllifcally Rule s 2.2 0131 F:.trio a Ad3r.inislrau'e.
CodSte To LsniUat uch a eie'if.a %,ur reque-t mu-i
be lle-d within r19enrv 1201 da3, :4 th' date lof ihis_
order with the .cr-arL3' o" ine C,-nurrTUrtiin at
Flonda Lird arnd Wtier Adjudic atory Commission,
The Capitol. Room 2105, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-0001. A copy of the request must also be
served on both the Department of Environmental
Protection, Agency Clerk. 2600 Blair Stone Road.
Mail Station 35,. Tallahassee. Florida 32399. and
on ani) person named in this order, within 20 days
lrcmrr the date o:f Lrri, order I ithe reque- I:.. rcce,..
i, tv bte clierue
IAdditionally. any person substantially affect-
ed by this determination has the right to request
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Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Stauor, 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and
muit be received by the Department within twen-
ty-one (21) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
Shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
In the event that a legally-sufficient petition
for hearing is not timely received, you have the
right to seek Judicial review of this order, pursuant
to Section 120.68. Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030(b)(1)(c) and 9.110, Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To Initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal
mu5t be filed with the Department of
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Counsel, and with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
is filed with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fil-
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Itc, April 8, 1999.
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J "SNEEZING AND
If you have never experienced the misery of being
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never do. And, this is the time of year, with its
springtime breezes, that many people with allergies
Fortunately, it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. We
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giving relief to allergy sufferers. Hopefully, new
products will be developed so that in years to come,
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Gators Beat Blountstown
To Take District 3-2A.Lead
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WEWAHITCHKA: Kelly Forehand and
WEWAHITCHKA 5, BLOUNTSTOWN 1
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
Wewahitchka's DaveI Davis
threw a complete game one-hitter
as the Gators, ranked #6 in Class
2A. knocked off Blountstown 5-1
in Friday's District 3-2A matchup.
The Tigers scored one run in the
bottom of the third inning to take
a 1-0 lead, but Wewa scored two
runs in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead.
and added three more runs in the
Davis (7-1) struck-out 14
Blountstown batters and walked
four in his seven innings on the
mound for the Gators (15-2. 3-0).
Champ Traylor went two for
four with a double and two RBI,
Brandon Jones was two for four
with a double and Philip Hall was
two for three with a double and an
RBI to lead the Gators on offense.
Kelly Forehand. Josh Mauldin
and Chris White each added sin-
gles. Forehand had an RBI.
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rWEWAHITCHKA: Dave Davis and
WEWA 0, LIBERTY Co. 13
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Liberty County scored five
runs in the bottom of the first
inning and eight in the second for
a 13-0 victory over Wewahitchka
in Tuesday's matchup.
"Liberty County kicked us all
over the place," said Coach Grant
Grantham. "Maybe this will wake
Kelly Forehand (4-2) gave up
10 earned runs on 13 hits and
one walk to record the loss on the
mound for the Gators. Forehand
struck-out three Bulldog batters
in his two innings. Blake Rish
gave up two hits, one walk and
struck-out two in his three
innings of relief.
Forehand and Josh Mauldin
each had one hit for the Gators
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WEWAHITCHKA: Kelly Forehand.
Blake Rish (3) and Champ Traylor.
Lady Sharks Honor Sam
Wear Patch on
and Good Friend
By Katie Kilbourn
,Over the last few years the
Lady Sharks have come a long
way, not only in performance, but'
in developing teamwork and
chemistry. Not until recently, did'
we realize just how important
each and every teammate is to,
our team. on the field and off.
During the course of a sea-Y.
son, a team becomes much more
than just a group of people who0
meet five days a week and play a
certain sport together. It becomes
much like a family. From playing
hard all day on the field to talking
for hours on a long bus ride
home, a lot of lifelong friendships
and chemistry are created along
.Like a family, it is important
to support, protect, and take care,
of each and every person on tLie
team. And, as the Lady Sharks'
softball team learned the hard
way, when one teammate suffers,
we all suffer.
Shown In the picture is
Samantha Ambrose, along with.
the rest of the Lady Sharks. A fewv
months ago, Sam was involved in
a severe car accident. which kept
her not only from playing softball.
but from participating in many
other daily activities as well:
Our team, as well as the
community, has taken a blow. To
her teammates. Sam is much
more than just another player,
she is a friend that we have all
known and loved since childhood.
We have taken a blow in the field.
1999 LADY SHARKS show off their arm patch which honors teammate Sam Ambrose, who was injured
in a car accident early this school year. Kneeling, from left: Megan Johnson, Katie Kilbourn, Julie
Lanford. Sam Ambrose. Lindsay Williams, Candice Kennedy and Kristen Abrams. Standing. from left:
Neikole Royster. Courtney Lennox, Angela McDowell, Evette Gant, Coach Jim Belin, Bonnie Belin, Lacey
Johnson, and scorekeeper Karissa Thomas.
as well as in our hearts.
Despite her injuries however,-
Sam has shown us, as she has
many times before, her physical
and emotional strength to battle
back. But. she doesn't have to do
In honor of our teammate and
friend, the Lady Sharks' softball
jerseys have a small patch on the
sleeve in the shape of a softball
with Sam's name. We feel that
maybe in a small way we can
show our support and recogni-
tion, and also let Sam know that
she is dearly missed, not only on
the field, but in our everyday
As a member of the Lady
Sharks, and as Sam's classmate
and long-time fnend. I want her to
know that she is loved and missed
by us all.
Lady SharksWin 2 of 3
PORT ST. JOE 8, MARIANNA 1
THURSDAY, APRIL 1
Port St. Joe scored six runs in
the bottom of the first inning of
Thursday's game against Marian-
na and pounded out 12 hits for a
8-1 victory The Lady Bulldogs
scored their only run in the top of
the fourth inning.
Bonnie Belin (12-2) earned
her 12th victory of the season as
she held Marianna to no earned
runs on four hits. Belin struck-
out five batters in her seven
innings on the mound.
Belin also led the Lady
Sharks at the plate as she went
three for four with two doubles.
Neikole Royster was two for four
with three RBI and Lindsay
Williams went two for four with
one RBI. Julie Lanford. Megan
Johnson. Evette Gant. Courtney
Lenox and Kristin Abrams each
had one hit for the Lady Sharks
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PORT ST. JOE 1. WAKULLA 7
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
The Lady Sharks' couldn't
shut down Wakulla's offense in
Friday's matchup as Port St. Joe
suffered a 7-1 loss. Wakulla
scored one run in the top of the
first inning and added three more
in the second for an early 4-0
lead. The Lady Sharks scored
their only run in the bottom of the
Bonnie Belin (12-3) gave up
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one walk to record the loss on the
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struck-out one batter in her seven
Nelkole Royster went two for
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PORT ST. JOE 13, APALACHICOLA 0
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Port St. Joe scored eight runs
in the bottom of the fourth inning
to wax Apalachicola 13-0 in Tues-
day's five-inning game. The Lady
Sharks pounded out nine hits
and took advantage of seven
Bonnie Belin (13-3) and Katie
Kilbourn combined to pitch a
four-hit shut-out. Belin gave tip
two hits, three walks and struck-
out four batters In her four
innings on the mound for the
Lady Sharks (14-4). Kilbourn gave
up two hits In her inning of relief.
Kilbourn led Port St. Joe at':
the plate as she went two for four
with an inside the park home run.
Belin also had an inside the park
home run and two RBi. Evette
Gant, Lindsay Williams, Julie,.
Lanford, Megan Johnson, Lacey.
Johnson and Courtney Lenox
each added one hit for the Lady
Sharks. Cant and Lacey had two
RBI, while Lenox and Megan each
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ITop, Left Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka, with its beautiful sprawling oaks, was filled with festival
goers throughout the day Saturday as honey lovers gathered for the 9th Annual Tupelo Honey Festival.
(Top, Centeri Festival goers of the younger persuasion enjoyed touring the ground on board this minia-
[Top, Rightl Musicians Jimmy Hood, M. L. Richards, Donny Boykin, Johnny Watson, and Joan Alderman
are shownwon the banks of Lake Alice warming up the blue grass band, while in the background a jet skier
takes a more moist approach to the event.
[Middle, Lefti The "Rings of Fun" orbotron proved challenging and fun for thrill seekers of all ages.
[Middle, Center] Dustin and Chase Beatty (I to r) carefully study the activity of a working bee hive r
through the "sting free" encasement, while dad, Donald, looks on.
[Middle, Right] The petting zoo is always a hit with children.
[Bottom. Left] Local youngster, Tara Gaskin, took time out to enjoy a horse ride. I
[Bottom, Right] Evie Hood, a talented young singer, entertained for the third year in a row, those attend-
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SPRINGING INTO THE
The time change is not the
only indicator that we have quick-
ly arrived at the last part of the
school year. A second indicator is
a glance at the upcoming events
that include district tournaments
in spring sports (April 26th). the
prom (May Ist), and even gradua-
tion exercises (May 21st).
i,' Another activity that sureIly
reminds us that we are winding
down is registration for next year.
This is also a strong reminder of
how fast the 1999-2000 school
year Is approaching
During the week of April
12th, students will be enrolling
for classes next year. Freshmen-
to-be will start the process on
Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday
will be reserved for next year's
seniors; Thursday is set aside for
juniors; and Friday is for sopho--
Packets of information
Including appointment times,
course offerings. requirements,
and career plans are being dis-
fributed to all students prior to
the week of registration. In addi-
tion, parents will receive related
information through the mail
Including the appointment time.
'The school, encourages par-
ents to attend the enrollment ses-
sion to help guide our youngsters
toward productive futures.
When reviewing the enroll-
ment packet, students and par-
ents will want to note. a few
changes. First, there are a few
new classes being offered. Some
of these include drama, newspa-
per. riarine science. Old and New
Testament history. -
The physical education
department will be promoting
some classes that have not been
offered in some time. And there is
a new look in the mathematics
area, as algebra will be offered in
a couple of different ways to the
ninth. graders. This 'new set-up
has been created to help prepare
our students for the state-man-
A. close look at next year's
requirements will be helpful, too.
Twenty-eight (28) credits are
needed in order to graduate with
a regular diploma. Four (4) credits
must be earned in English, math.
and science. Please be sure that
each of these areas 'has been
addressed when filling out a regis-
Another form that is new to
the registration packet is a
Form". This is a survey to deter-
mine what activities might be of
interest to our students, not only
next year, but also down the road.
This will help the school in pro-
jecting our needs for facilities,
sponsors, and other resources.
If there are any questions
regarding registration, please do
not hesitate to contact the school.
The more information that can be
shared before the scheduled,
meeting times, the more likely we
will all be happy with the results,
both now and next year.
NBy: Mett McCraney
WHS auxiliary members are shown in the photo above while
visiting the River Walk on the Mississippi River. From left, are
Chris Atchison (chaperone), Brandi Williams, Amanda Atchison.
Veronica Marsh, Jessica Cole, Karen Hall, Kristina Smiley,
Rosanna Ensley, and Melissa Babb.
by Dr. William Truby
Dates To Remember ..'
April 8-School Advisory meeting
at 5:30 p.m., ET
April 12-14-Site Assessment
April 19-23-St., Augustine field
Strip, fourth and fifth graders
April 26-27-Inservice days
tion ... will be held on April,
15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bring with you a copy of your
child's birth certificate, social
security number, Florida physi-
cal, and immunization record.
Thank You to Genna
Cook and Dr. Cecil Tillis of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary for sharing
with us the story of "Inky, The
Whale". Inky, a sperm whale
became disabled because he swal-
lowed pollution for us humans, as
In the way of black garbage bag
pieces and- cellophane. .He was,
released after having been treat-
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The Wewahitchka High
School band auxiliary has been
very busy lately. In February, the
flag corps earned an excellent rat-
ing, and Amanda Atchison earned
a superior medal for her majorette
solo, at District FEA Solo and
Recently, the girls traveled to
New Orleans to participate in the
regional Marching Auxiliaries
competition. The Dazzler dance
group and flag corps earned supe-
rior medals for their group rou-
Members of the dance group
are Jessica Cole, Rosanna Ensley,
and Brandi Williams. The flag
corps is comprised of Melissa
Babb, Kristina Smiley, and'
Jessica Cole earned a superi-
or medal for her dance solo, and
Amanda Atchison 'earned another
superior rating for her majorette ,
solo. Amanda was also awarded
an "outstanding majorette" trophy
because her score was so high.
While ,in New Orleans, the
girls enjoyed' visiting the Fren h
Quarter, Destrehan plantation
and River Town.
The auxiliary would' like to
thank the following individuals
and businesses whose hard work
and generosity made this trip pos-
sible: Larry Mathes, Chris
Atchison, Gwen Cain, Patricia
Hall. Unique Boutique, Costin's
Insurance, Harold's Auto Parts,
Gaskin-Graddy Insurance, Kelley
Funeral Home, St. Joe
Papermaker's Federal Credit
Union, Gator Athletics, and Gulf
O W ""',
The Last Stretch
Well, the countdown is here.
Prom is coming up on April
17th. Juniors are reminded to
come and help decorate for
prom at the Centennial
Building at 5:30 every day this
week. The A.C.T. will be given
at Port St. Joe High School
School on the 10th of this
month in the Commons Area.
Congratulations to Mrs.
Mary Lou Cumble on being
Employee of the Year" for
There is new scholarship
information available in the
guidance office. Also, Gulf
Coast will be hosting "Senior
Day" 'in Panama City.
Due to printing
ties, "Gold Cards"
delayed until later
S. EME NTARY S SCHOOL
"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to this
week's "Students of the Week" ..
Kodi Blackwell. Shelby Scheffer,
Michelle Summerlin, and Latreva
Career Week will take place
April 12-16 at .Port St. Joe
Elementary School. During
'Career Week, parents and com-
munity people will be invited to
speak to our students 'about their
job and the training required or
As part of our Career Week,
we will collect pennies to be
donated to the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Every stu-
dent that graduates and attends a
post-secondary institution is eligi-
ble for this scholarship.
Preschool Screenings ,
Preschool Screenings will be
held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School--on'-"'Tuesday, April 13.
Please call 229-6,940 to-_ make an
appointment.' Each child who is
screened must be accompanied
by a parent or legal guardian ..
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
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-
One more nine weeks to go. We all
ask ourselves, "Where does the
time go?" It doesn't wait for any-
one, that's for- sure. We're glad
everyone had a safe' and happy
Easter and looking forward to the
last nine weeks of school.
The Youngest of Seven Sons.
My dad was the youngest of
seven sons and he died on March
26. Even though he was pretty
old, I sure wasn't ready to give
him up. I want to thank everyone
for their cards, prayers, gifts, anid
visits during our family's trip to.
Tennessee and' afterwards. People
'everywhere are ,great, and a time
like this brings out the best in
tion, call. Rhonda Daniel at 873-
Kindergarten registration will
be held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Wednesday, April 28
from 8:30 a.ni. to 1:00 p.m. If
your child plans to attend Port St.
Joe Elementary' School, please
bring the following ...
*copy of birth certificate;
social security number;
*proof of immunization; and
*proof of physical (within the last
Gulf County Schools
APRIL 12- 16,1999
MON- Chicken Patty
Sticks, Hash Browns, Cherry
Crisp, and Mkil.l, ... ,
TUES- Taco Bake,' Corn,
Pineapple, Cornbread, Taco'
Sauce, and Milk.
WEDS- Submarine, French
Fries, Steamed Carrots, Apple
Crisp, and Milk.,
THURS- Spaghetti with
Sauce, Baked Potato,
Applesauce, Italian Bread, and
FRI- Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks
with Dressirig. and Milk.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD, PRODUCTS.
humanity. Thank you.
"Odyssey of the Mind"
Present to GC School Board
Bright and early on April 6,
the OM team and their sponsor
were ready to leave for Port St.
Joe to present their winning pro-
ject to -the school board. Then,
they-will depart oh Friday for their
competition in Tampa. Congratu-
lations to all of them and to their
sponsor, Lori Price" We are very
proud of you.
The third grades once again
journeyed to Tallahassee and vis-
ited the FSU Planetarium after
their study of the solar system.
Smith: and' '"Outstanding
Improvement" -'Michael Bryne
and Charles Gainous. '
Mrs. Howell also presented a
special award to Mrs. Sandra
Brock and Mrs. Frankie Howell
for their volunteer help with arts
and crafts and reading.
Awards .given 'by Mr. 'Wells
(second grade) were: "Math" -
Cody Shearer, Brandon
Strickland, T. J. Corbin, Victoria
' Hightower, Brennis Bush;
"Reading" Victoria Hightower;
"..Spelling" Kayla Spilde; "Hand-
' writing" Brandon Strickland;
" "High Average Spellers" Bran-
don Strickland, Aaron Adams,
'Ashley Lolley, Brennis Bush,
Cody Shearer, Jessie Linton,
Matthew Roberts, Sarah Hay,
- Toya Mork, and Victoria
, Hightower; and three "Extra
,!Effort" awards were presented to
Cody Shearer, Matthew Roberts,
and Toya Mork.
Awards given by Mrs. Willis
(third grade) were: "Outside
Reading Award" Addie Little and
.Ashley Erickson (for 10 or more
books read), and Beth Blackmon
'and Amanda Shanahari (for 100
,:'books read); "Most Improved' -
Awards given by Mrs. Plair
pose of it after having been on or
near the water for your enjoy-
ment. Remember, most. of 'the
garbage is washed into the larger
bays, seas, and oceans by way of
t1e smaller creeks, bayous, and
fivers. "This includes pesticides
Congratulations to ... the
students whose names were
called out during "Recognition
Awards given by Mrs.
Patterson (kindergarten) were:
"All S's" Peyton Sexton,
Cheyanne Chehardy, Brett
Barnes; "Reading" Nathan
Spencer; "Most ImproVed" Logan
Johnson; and "Best Behavior" -
Awards given by. Mrs. Howell
(first grade) were: "Most Books
Read Outside of Class" Travis
Bennett, Charles Gainous, Nikki
Corbin, Ashley Thompson, Cody
Robinson, Katie. Odom, Adam
Mott, Levi Richter, and Jordon
Plair; "Handwriting" Amanda
' -' Faith Christian School.
The projects of the Science
Fair this year were excellent. Our
judges, Pallas Gandy, Jim
Newton, and Michael Chisholm,
had a very difficult task choosing
The overall "Best of the Show"'
award went to Matthew Williams
for his study and experiment with
electricity and magnetism. First
place winner in grades seven and
eight was Jessica Vise; Ryan
Laine was second, Ashley Smith.
third; and honorable mention
went to Rachel Blxler.
In grades five and six, the first
place ribbon was awarded to Kelly
Geoghagan. Second place went to
Mark Vinson, and third to Lindsey
Dimitrijevich. Honorable mention
ribbons were given to Jeffrey
Pitts, Zach Norris, and Brandon
McKinney. A big "thank you" to
our judges and our science
teacher, Donna Waldrop.
The students who went' to
Washington brought back many
impressions of their country, its
memorials, and. its government.
There will be an article with these.
elsewhere in The Star, however, I
want to include in The Lion's Tale
a poem written by seventh grader,.
Rachel Bixler. .
Gl by Rachel Bixier
Glory fles in the flag
Red. blue. arid white.
The color of our nation.
Keep them i your sight.
Glorv flows in them.
Those faithJful soldier's 5eins.
Glory flows through the heart,
And wherever blood may stain.
Glory grew from courage
In a warrior's heart.
Glory came from heaven,
That's where it had to start.
Glory came in human form
One very lonely night,
His mother's name was Mary,
His name was Jesus Christ.
PSJ Elementary School
Lists Honor Roll Students
Catherine Barfield, principal
of Port St. Joe Elementary School
proudly announces the names of
students who are on the honor
roll for the third nine week grad-
Students who earned "All
Arnold, Eric Brumbaugh, Francie
Burgess, Sam Ellmer, Jasmine
Fennell, Alex Flan agan, Jordan
Fletcher, Grant Glass, Samantha
Layfleld, Carolyn Marley. Bryce:
Nelson, Krista Parker, Summer
Stitt, Janna Walther, Lenora-
Weimorts, Jackee Whitfleld. Haley
Wood, and Matt Wright.
Fourth Grade-Dusty Alford,
Sarah Alien, Amelia Brookman,
Julie Butler. Kall' Costin, Sam
Cox, Jimmy Curry, Amanda'
Davis, Angelica Driesbach,
Warren Floyd, Ethan Littleton.
Kevin Quaranta, Leland Ray, Zeke
Stevens, and Julia Wigsten.
Fifth Grade--Jenna Chesser,
'Elizabeth Gibson, Elizabeth
Kilbourn, Emily Raffleld. Haley
Watford, and Lauren Wells.
This is a much looked forward to
trip -each year by students and
Also the classes: visited the
old and: new C'apitol, and. the,
Governor's Square Mall. One year
one of my students thought the
Governor owned the mall. The
students' and "their ''teachers,
Tonya Boswell, Randy Harper,
Becky Weston, and Linda
Whitfield had a long,, but enjoy-
In case you need to know, the
inservice for April will be on
Monday and Tuesday, April 26
and 27. This will be a holiday for
(fourth grade) were: "Improved
'Grade Point Average" April
Martin and Sean Chehardy; "Most
Books Read" Billy Flowers; and
"Best Behavior" Jerry Gainous.
Awards given by Mr. Jones
(fifth grade) were:- "Science" -
Bubba Darna; "Math" Tom
Boone; "Language" Bridget
Bryan; "Reading" Henry Kirby;
"Spelling" Torin Regan; and
"Social Studies" Alisha Cha-
Mrs. Sweazy gave the follow-
ing awards for Library:
"Accelerated Reader" (highest per-
cent made on tests) Henry
Kirby, Matt .Nolen, Kortney
Presnell, Lauren Stansell, Misty
Nobels, Matthew Hunter, Victoria",
Hightower, Jessie Linton. Kayla
Spilde, Katie Odom, Andria Latta,.,
and Brennis Bush.
She also gave "Independent
Reader Awards" to Tom Boone,
Brent Butler and Bubba Darna;
"Readers for 13 Points in a Nine-
Week Period" Tom Boone, Brent
Butler, Henry Kirby, Victoria
Hightower, and Adam Mott;
"Super Readers" Beth
Blackmon, Tom Boone, Brennis
Bush, Brent Butler, Jeremy
Couch, Victoria Hightower, Jessie
Linton, Adam Mott, T. J. Odom,
Students who earned "All A's
and B's" are:
Third Grade-Mason Adki-
son, Amber Broldon, Britton
Brown, Jessica Chancey, Ricardo
Clemmons, A. J. Delaine,
Samantha Fenaes, Kiara Fenh,
Steven Fennell, Philipp Fuze,
Matthew Gannon, De\-in Guillot,
Carson Howse, Coleman Jenkihs,
Shamel Julius. Meagen Langley.
Tiffany Lemois, Renee Lewis,
Leah Ogden, Ricky Pasco. Leslie
Pope, Courtney Ward, Lacey
Williamsg; Tommy -Wilsoi; arid
- Fourth--Grade--Mica -Ash-
craft, Patrick Bailey. Jeremy
Baxley. Jennifer Bland. Michael
Byrd, Katie Calvarese. Andrew
Canington, Nicole Colvin,
Courtney Cooley, Courtney Craft,
Samantha Denton, Matthew
Dodson, John Ericson, Josey
Freeman. Albanie Gant, Justio
Henderson. Justin Hicks, Ashley
Hopper, Connor Johnson,
.Zachary Lee, Corissa McCloud,
Shayla Nickson, Michael Quinn,
.Heather -Sadler, Kayla Siprell,
(See HONOR on Page' 3B)
Students. -'" '. .
Sympathy to Mr. Cooper's
Fa ily ,
'We'd Blie to extend our sym-
pathy to the George Cooper fanmi-
'ly.- Mr. Cooper,.' a retired .military
man, drove "a bus .for the Gulf
County School Board :for many
Mr. Cooper sang in the choir
at the First Baptist 'Church, and
is survived by his widow, Theresa,
and three children. He will be
missed by all of us who knew him.
I remember one day how I saw
him talking to a child and after he
left, there was a tear in his eye., He
had a very tender heart.
and, Dalton Richter; and
' Advanced Reader Award" Tom
Boone, Alisha Chavous, Jeremy
Couch ,and Adam Mott.
Mrs. Likely,. principal, gave
the awards for "All A's and A-B
Honor' 'Roll" and "Perfect
Attendance: Zachary' Hunter,`
Anna Redman, Cris Weeks,
dordon Plair,. Ashley Thompson,
-Sarah Hay,. Jessie. Linton, Toya
Mork, Kristin Posey, T. J. Odom,-
Bryan Lamboy, Tom Boone, Brent
Butler, Alisha' Chavous, Jeremy
Couch, James Flowers, Joy
Martin, Courtney Mork, Matt
Nolen, Jason Parke, Kortney
Presnell Beth Blackmon,
Amanda Lucas, Travis Hopper,
Sean Chehardy and Adam Mott.
Welcome, Site Assessment
Team .'. The team was extend-
ed an invitation to come to
Highland View Elementary School
to assess 'our academic areas to
help us see where we are in the
way of educational offerings and
our strengths and weaknesses
and will be able t( help us as a
school to refine and/or continue
in the area.
We Wish You Luck! ... The
Odyssey Team goes to .Tampa
Saturday to compete in the state
from Highland View Elementary School
School Library Media
Week. April 11th- 17th
According to' Sara Joe
Wooten, Gulf County Office of
Now Being Accepted
Given the economic condition
of the community at this time, the
Gulf County Scholarship Commit-
tee is not going to send out letters
soliciting contributions this year,
but all contributions will be grate-
Anyone interested in con-
tributing to this program or desir-'
ing further information may write
to: Gulf County Scholarship
Trust, Post Office Box 1094, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Contributions
are tax deductible. All contribu-
tors will be recognized in the
graduation programs at both high
schools and in The Star.
PSJ Class of 1989
Yes, the time has arrived for,
the 10 year class reunion. Plans
are currently underway for a fun-
filled weekend to be held. on July
2 and 3. Within the next month
class members should receive
more information by mail.
If there are any questions
about the reunion, or you would
be able to help finalize the plans
for the reunion, please contact
Robin Kimmell Coinbs at -850-
227-3321 or Christy McDaniel
Griffin at 941-425-4693.
(From Page 2B)
Jared Smith, Kristen Solock.
Pdige Stafford, Zack Tarantino.
Courtney Thompson, Cody
Varner, and Lance Watson.
Branch, Ashley DaviG Terrance
Dawson, Latasha Fennell,
Brittany Fletcher, Nicole Ford,
Andrew Furr, Charles Gable,
Charles Glenn, Aveary Hall,
Carmen Hill, Leann Hinson, Katie
Hoffman. Danielle Krasniqi.
Brittany Kropp, Kayleigh Lewis,
Chaney McArdle, Anna
McFarland. Jessica Mock, Cori
Owens, Chassidy Teeter, Jordan
Todd, Misty Tomlinson, Jessie
Weimoyts. and Andy White.
Instructional' Services, Governor
Jeb Bush has designated April
11th through 17th as "School
Library Media Week". The purpose
of this week is to focus the atten-
tion of Florida citizens on the ser-
vices, programs, and materials
provided by school library media
centers, and to demonstrate how
these services contribute to the
education of all students.
Effective: school library media
programs are .designed to help
students,, find, use and apply
information which enables them
to be successful in school, as well
as to encourage and fulfill lifelong
teaming and reading for enjoy-
Florida's "School Library
Media Week" coincides with the
"National Library Week" which
recognizes the impact of all
libraries on the nation's citizens,
Gulf County's librarians are:'
Clarence Monette, Port St. Joe'
High and Middle Schools; Ann
Barier, Port St. Joe Elementary
School; Joyce Sweazy, Highland
View Elementary School; Jean
Faliski, Debi Armstrong, Sandra
Hynes 'and Valeria. Kennlngton,
Gulf County Public Library;
Donna Fettinger, Wewahitchka
Elementary School: Evelyn Cox,
Wewahitchka High School;" and
Ann Matlock. Wewahitchka Public
Highland View Elem.
School's Honor Roll
The administration aiid staff
- at Highland View Elementary
"School proudly announce that the
following third through fifth grade
students earned placement on the
honor rolls for the third nine week
period of the 1998-99 school year.
Scoring "All A's" were:
Jeremy Couch, Alisha Chavous,
and Tom Boone.
Recording "All A's and B's"
were: Daniel Bennett, Gabbie
Whittington, Courtney Thomp-
son, Beth Blackmon, Amanda
Lucas, Ashley Erickson;, Dalton
Richter, Addle Little, Amanda
Shanahan, Lauren Stansell, and
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999 PAGE 3B
SMSgt. Bolden Retires After 25 Years of Service
Senior Master Sergeant Ray
C. Bolden, Sr. has retired from the
612th Air Communications
Squadron, Twelfth Air Force,
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,
Arizona after 25 years of honored
and faithful service. Sergeant
Bolden was born the second of
thirteen children to Edward L.
and Dorothy E. Bolden on April 1,
1956 in Port St. Joe.
He graduated from Port St.
Joe High School with honors in
June 1974, and subsequently
from Wayland Baptist University,
Community College of the Air
Force, and Vernon Regional
Senior Master Sergeant
Bolden entered active duty in July'
1974 and after completing basic
military training, he attended and
completed the Electrical Power
Production Apprentice Technical
Training Course at Sheppard Air
Force Base in Texas.
He currently holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in business
administration and instructor
technology and is working toward
his master's degree and teacher
certification in secondary educa-
tion and administration.
SSenior Master Sergeant
Bolden's military awards, decora-
tions, and accomplishments
include the Meritorious Service
Medal with two devices, the Air
Force Commendation Medal with
one device, the Air '"Force'
Achievement Medal, the Air Force
Outstanding Unit Award, the Air
Force Organizational Excellence
Award, Air Force Good Conduct
Medal with seven devices.
Also the National Defense
Medal with one device, the Air
Force Overseas Short Tour
Ribbon with one device, the.Air
Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
with one device, the Air Force
Longevity Service Award Ribbon
with five devices, the NCO
Professional Military Education
Ribbon with two, devices, the
Small ; Arms Expert Marksman-
ship Ribbon, and the Air Force
Bolden is married to the for-
.mer Clara M. Benjamin of
Brewton, Alabama and they have'
two sons, United States Army,
Specialist Ray C. Jr. (of Ft.:
Stewart, Georgia), and Benjamin
R., and one daughter, Kristina E.
Cong. Allen Boyd to
On Saturday, April 24th,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will joinSallie Mae
representatives in hosting "Paying
for College," a program developed
by Sallie Mae to help guide par-
tents and students through the,
financial aid process.
"Payiing for College," which it
.geared toward' college' bound
Junior ahnd senior high school stu-
dents, is an interactive presenta-
tion givenlby Sallie Mae's college
financial aid experts. Specifically.
the program will provide expert
advice on filling n out the Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid, avoiding scholarship scams,
and choosing a student loan.
The event will be held at the
Tallahassee Community, College
A udito riLum located. at -444
Appleyard Drive in Tallahassee,
and will ,last from 9:30 to 11:,30
a.m. Those who wish to attend
should RSVP by calling toll-free
(877) 840-8224 .
WES Honor Roll Correction
The administration and staff
of Wewahitchka Elementary
School. regret the omission ,of
three students' 'names from the
honor roll list printed in last
week's issue of The'Star. They are
proud to announce that Marcie
Jackson, Sean Bierman, and
Jessica Stoppelbein also earned
"All A's" during the third nine
week grading period.
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Attending the retirement cer-
emony were his wife, children,
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee
Bolden, and sisters, Iris Gathers
of Port St. Joe and Beverly Ash of
Ft. Benning, Georgia.
School District Names
"Dreamers and Doers"
Walt Disney World is sponsor-
I:;ing the Fourteenth Annual
Statewide "Dreamers and Doers"
Awards this May, Florida's
"Dreamers and Doers" will receive
individual recognition for demon-
strating the outstanding charac-
teristics that Walt Disney so
admired curiosity, confidence,
courage, and constancy.
Each school district was Intit-
ed to select three students repre-
senting elementary, middle and
high schools to receive this honor.
Gulf County's schools each nomi-
nated the student they felt best
embodied the four C's. A commit-
tee of out-of-district school per-
sonnel selected the final candi-
dates to represent Gulf County.
Representing the elementary
schools is Shelletta Fisher of
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Shelletta is the daughter of
Charles and Sheila Fisher of
Wewahitchka. Sheiletta excels
academically, reads constantly
(over 80 books this year), partic-
ipates in School-To-Work pro-
grams, and also tutors students.
Representing the. middle
schools is Christopher Hendricks
of Port; St. 1Joe) Middle. School
Chris, is the son 'of Terri Johnson
of Mexico Beach. Chris is an
honor student with perfect atten-
dance. He is a member of acade-
mic as well as extra curricular
organizations., and exhibits his
leadership abilities in both.
Representing the high schools
is Jessica Hill of Port St. Joe High
School. Jessica is the daughter of
S san and Ed Hill of Mexico
Beach. She Is an officer in many
academic, governmental and
social organizations. She is an
hOnor student and is ranked in
the top 10% of her class. Jessica
is also actively involved in extra-
Honorable ,mentioned are
Jeremy, Couch of Highland View
Elementary; Jenna Chesser of
Port St. Joe 'Elementary School;
Monique Adkins of Wewahitchka
Middle School; and Amy St. Clair
of Wewahitchka High School.
These students represent all
students who give -110%/ tb every
effort they undertake, and, have a
positive Influence on the people
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 23, 1999
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.
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,
Director Larry Wells, Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson, Emergency-
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Veterans'
Service Offlcer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, Wewahitchka Ambulance Service/
Director Houston Whitfield, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
7:02 p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The regular meeting then recessed at
7:05 p.m., E.S.T., for convening of a public
hearing and workshop.
PUBLIC HEARING C.D.B.G./WORK-
SHOP FAIR HOUSING-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the pur-
pose of this public hearing is to obtain
input regarding the County applying for a
Community Development Block, Grant, and
possible projects for which the funding
could be used. Attorney McFarland read
the notice regarding application for a 1999
C.D.B.G. (economic development or neigh-
borhood revitalization): Upon call for public
comment, Marion Hough discussed funding
for private businesses, and Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
grant requires that businesses benefitting
from the grant funds make a commitment
regarding jobs, etc. David Taunton dis-
cussed location of the Industrial Park, and
lack of adequate restroom facilities.
After discussion regarding a Fair
Housing Workshop,. Attorney McFarland
read Gulf County's Fair Housing policy.
There being no public comment ion Fair
Housing, the public hearing and workshop
The regular meeting reconvened at
7:15 p.m., E.S.T.
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
-February 5, 1999 Workshop
-February 5, 1999 Special Meeting
-February 9, 1999 Regular Meeting
2. Council Appointment Gulf County
Interagency Council (Larry Wells)
-C. R. Smith & Son Bridge Repair/Doc
Whitfield Road (#000976 $33,293.12 *
to be paid from Account #21725-63000)
i -Kenny Strange Electric" Em.ergency
Repa-,,,ol Beaches Wafer System
I (til273-?0 04 to be paid from Account,
-Kleski & Associates, Inc.
Wewahitchka Health Department
Renovation (#131 $420.00 to be paid
from Account #42562-310001
4. S.H I P. Subordmnauon Agreement -
Mathes / Capital Cit Bank
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney J Gordon Shuler
(Lucasy 1'9&-529-MM 1 8264.25 to be
paid from Account #72031-31000)
2. Grant Increase Approval E.M.P.A.
-Gulf "County EMS. (GMC Jimmy
from B.F.D. Junk, to Gulf County
-Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (#99-01r January 1999 *
S$10,017.37 to be paid from Account
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
S(January, 1,999 *$1,980.00 to be paid
from Account #21314-31100) .
5. Grant Acceptance 'Agreement
Equipment f Suppl\ (Sheriff "*
6. S.H.I.P. "Subordination Agreement -
Lacivita / Citizens Federal Savings
LEGAL CLINIC/JUVENILE JUSTICE
GRANT-County .Judge Robert Moore
reported that there will -be a free legal din
ic held on. Saturday 'February'27, 1999
(with local and Bay County attorneys
donating their services), and he encouraged
everyone to participate.
Judge Moore also reported onb a
Juvenile Justice Grant ($34 361 001 which
is available for the County, ard he request-
ed the following funds from the Board (to be
paid from Pretrial Release Program funds):
1) $2,000.00 match funds for the
2) $500.00 reimbursement to Don
Washabaugh. for expenses
incurred in seeking these grant
3) $2,500.00 loan to use as start-up
money' (this is a reimbursable
grant and the loan will bw repaid
as funds are requested).
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve this funding, and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion regarding. the Youth
Accountability Program, Judge Moore
reported that the School Board will be the
fiscal agent for this grant and the members
of the Juvenile Justice Council will be're-
activated. The motion then passed unani-
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
Ambulance Service Director Whitfield
appeared before the Board to request per-
mission to apply for an E.M.S. Grant for an
ambulance and equipment.
that the grant amount is $145,200.00, with
a 10% match to be paid by W.A.S. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor,/second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the grant application.
SPECIAL ELECTION TAX INCEN-
TIVES-Upon request by Chairman Knox,
Supervisor of Elections Robinson appeared
before the Board to report on the process
necessary to hold a special election on the
Tax Incentives issue, which failed on the
November, 1998 ballot. Upon discussion
that the cost would be approximately
$10,000.00 and could be held March 30th,
Attorney McFarland reported that this
issue cannot be placed onr the ballot again
for 1 year because it failed on the November
ballot. Upon discussion by Port St. Joe City
Commissioner Tharpe regarding potential
industry on the intracoastal waterway in
"Gulf County if incentives were in place,
Chairman Knox requested that Attorney
McFarland check into this matter further.
After further discussion regarding a resolu-
tion regarding the Board's intent in this
matter, Commissioner Peters motioned to
adopt a resolution regarding a special elec-
tion in November, 1999. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
COAST PAPER COMPANY-Tax Collector
Taylor appeared before the Board to report
that she will pursue collecting taxes from
Florida Coast Paper Company as set out in
Chapter 197 of the Florida Statutes. Uporn
further discussion regarding the process
and the time involved. Commissioner Peters.
requested that Attorney McFarland follow
this process closely and inform the Board
as soon as action is required by them. .
PROPOSED' NOISE ORDINANCE-
Attorney McFarland reported that the
Sheriffs Department has requested that
the Board adopt a noise ordinance, to be in
effect between the hours of midnight and
-7:00 a.m. After discussion by Captain
Nugent, the Board requested that Attorney
McFarland draft an ordinance for their
LICENSING AGREEMENT LIGHT-
HOUSE PROPERTY (CAPE SAN BLAS)-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Yeager,
Attorney McFarland reported that Eglin Air
Force Base is requiring that the County
obtain a license from them to allow public
access through the Cape San Bias light-
house property. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pursue obtaining
the necessary license.
DRY HYDRANTS-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Attorney McFarland
reported, that he found no law against
rernoval of water from the Chipola River for
"dry" hydrants. He further reported that the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District is the controlling agency regarding
this matter, and he suggested that
Commissioner Stanley request their
LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTY -CAPE
SAN BLAS-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Danny PJgh. of Eglin Air
Force Base, will restore the lighthouse and
one of the lighthouse keepers' quarters, if
the County hill commit to acceptingthe
other lighthouse keepers' quarters. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to accept the lighthouse
FINANCING USED AMBULANCES -
G.C.E.M.S.-Upon discussion by Chief
'Administrator, Butler and, Attorney
McFarland regarding financing for the used
ambulances to be purchased from Panama
Fire Apparatus iBId s9899-13). they recom-
mended either advertising for separate
'financing or financing the ambulances with
the Beaches Fire. Department fire truck
because they will not need to borrow the
full bid amount (Bid #9899-12), if Capital
City. Bank will agree. Upon motion by
Commssioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to contact Capital City
Bank regarding addition of the ambulances
on the Beaches Fire Department fire truck
loan (to advertise for financing if this Is not
GRANT MODIFICATION 1I CESSNA
DRIVE PAVING/AIRPORT-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that the Office of
Tourism, Trade & Economic Development
gred tid tend the grant period on the
paving of Cessna Drive, as follows, and'.he
presented the contract modification for the
Boards apIprotaJ- "'' '
11 Changes the commencement date to
September 17, 1999
2) Changes the completion dateto June
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed for the
Chairman to sign the grant modification.
Butler presented -Jie following recommen-
dations from the Planning Development
Review Board meeting held. on 'February
23rd at 10:00 a.m.:
I. Approve a 6-acre, land use
change from agricultural to residential
SUpon motion b Commision by Commmssooner
STraylor, second by Commissioner Stanley.
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
this recommendation ,
,a 2 Approve South Beach
Subdivision Final Plat. contingent upon the
County Engineer certifying the road and
Commissioner Yeager. motioned to
approve this recommendation, and
Commissioner. Traylor seconded the
motion. It passed, 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
3. Approve a .30-day extension for
Treasure Island Subdivision completion.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second By Commissioner Stanley, and
unanimous %ote. the Board approved this
W Commissioner Stahley then motioned
to appoint SheilaWilliams to replace Patsy
Whitfield on the Planning Development
Review Board. Commissioner' Peters sec-
Sonded the motion,, and It passed unan-
mously. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
appoint Brad Price to fIll the vacancy creat-
ed by David Richardson (due to becoming a
County' em ployee) on the Planning
Dee,.elopmrent Review -Board, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
After discrission regarding the, Board's
appreciation for the dedication of the vol-
unteers who give their time to serve on
these committees, the motion passed unan-
'imously. i '
WATER LINE INDUSTRIAL
PARK/CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that
Wewahltchka City Manager Minchew stated
t tat the City would like to take over the
water line to the Industrial Park to add
lines for additional customers (as they did,
with the Williamsburg water lines). He fur-
ther reported that this would not be a
mandatory' system for users in ,that area,
and utility' permits Wvould be obtained by
the City when a new line is to be installed.
Members of the Board discussed the grant
used for installation of this line, and possi-
ble requirements, involved.
AIR -CONDITIONER COURT-
HOUSE-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that one of the compressors on the
Courthouse air conditioning system needs
to be replaced, but it has been recommend-
ed that the evaporator be replaced as well
because if it goes out, they will lose all
three compressors. Upon discussion that
the cost for both would be approximately
,.$20,000.00,. Chief Administrator Butler
'reported that-.this repair can be paid from
the Courthouse Renovation' grant which
was received. Upon motion by
Commissioner ,Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yqager, anid unanimous vote,
'the Board approved this repair on an emer-
gency basis (quotes to be received, if possi-
WATER LINE INDUSTRIAL PARK/
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA-Upon 'inquiry
by Chief Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed to allow the City of Wewahitchka to
tie-on to the Industrial Park water line (the
line will belong to the County, and the City
must obtain utility permits to run ,new
inquiry by Gulf County E.M.S. Director center.
McGuffln regarding a budget amendment There being no further business and
for the $15,000.00 in his equipment budget upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
which is to be applied toward the purchase ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
of the two used ambulances (Bid #9899- mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
13),, the Board requested that he meet with 9:28 p.m., E.S.T.
Clerk Lister and report back at the next TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
meeting. ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK
CLERK/E.M.T.-Gulf County E.M.S. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA .
Director McGuffin reported that two (2) MARCH 9, 1999
applications were received for the 1 SPECIAL MEETING
Computer Clerk/E.M.T. position, and he
recommended Penny Ford be hired for this The Gulf County Board of County
position, with one-half of her salary to be Commissioners met this date in special
paid from E.M.S. and one-half from Solid session with the following members pre
Waste Grant funds. Chief Adminis.rator. sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Butler also recommended that the Board Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
attempt to obtain J.EP. funding for this Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor and Warren J.
position, and use the funds .f,r training. Yeager, Jr..
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec- ,' Others present were: County Attorney
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani- Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
mous vote, the Board approved these rec- Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
ommendations, at a pay rate of $7.50 per Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
hour, effective March 8. 1999. Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
E.M.S. GRANTS GULF COUNTY Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency
MS.-Upon motion by Commissioner Management Director Larry Wells, Building
E.M.S.-Upon motion by Commissioner Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters, Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
and unanimous vote, the Board approved Hammond, Building Richardson, Emergency
submission of seven (7) applications by Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Guf C o the aual M Management/911cCoordinator Marshall
Gulf County E.M.S. for the annual EM.S, Nelson, Maintenance Superi tendent Joe
grants., Bearden. Mosquito Control D-partment
ROAD MAINTENANCE DOC WHIT- Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Solid Waste
FIELD ROAD-Upon inquiry by Chairman Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Knox about repairs to be made on the Doc Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams,
Whitfleld Road, Assistant Road andSheriffs Department Captain Joe
Superintendent Knee reported that the Nuent epa
repairs will be made on February 24th (hot e
mix could not be obtained today). 6:34The meeting was called to order at
The meeting recessed at 8;29 p.m.,- LANDFILL TIPPING FEES-Solid
E.S.T. Waste Director Danford discussed the fol-
The meeting reconvened at 8:46 p.m., lowing problems which have arisen at the
KIDCARE HEALTH PROGRAM- Contractors hauling personal debris in
Health Department Administrator Kent company vehicles
reported that applications for the new contractors hauling residential debris in
KidCare Health Program may .be -\ Contractors hauling presidential debris in
obtained/completed at the Piggly Wiggly on Residents piling debris on County right-
February 25th and 26th, between the hours of- ways
of 9:00 aRE SE.m. and 2:00p.m.- NORTHWEST Developers piling debris on County right-
REPRESENTATIVE NORTH'WEST, f-ways
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DIS- o discussion by members of the
TRICT-Commissioner Stanley reported on Upon discussion by members of the
the N.W.F.W.M.D. meeting'which he attend- Board, they agreed for Solid Waste Director
ed and, upon his inquiry, Chairman Knox Danford to drafi a police\ to, be used by the
appointed him as the Board's representa- scale operatorregard pa ent oftip-
tive on N.W.F.W.M.D. Board. After further ping fees. and tLhe stated that i the mate-
discussion and upon, recommendation by rials are hauled by contractors (by the job
Commissioner Stanley, the Chairman or hourly)-they should be charged a tipping
appointed Marilyn Blackwell to also serve fee. The Board further agreed that church-
as a Gulf County representauve on this es and not-for-prorit agencies should not be
Board'. charged. Solid Waste Director Danford
GRANT TREES/SHRUBS-Commis- reported that he v.1ll present a draft policy
sloner Stanley requested palm trees be pur- ,-by the next meeting. ANCE-Uon dis
chased for his district from the grant funds NUISANCE ORDINANCE-Upon dis-
obtained by Solid Waste Director Danford. cussion by Commissioner Traylor regarding
ROAD ACCEPTANCE WOODPARK problems relating to the County's
DRIVE-Upon discussion by Commissioner Ordinance #92-08 (nuisance ordinance),
DRIVE-Upon discussion by Commissioner Attorney McFarland stated that the ordi-
Stanley regarding the'.Board accepting A naneal fr a cd board to hear the
Woodpark Drive as a county road, County nance allows for a code board to .ear the
Attorney McFarland stated that he should cases.- Attorney McFarl and further dis-
contact the owners for a signed petition, allow fora Special Maser, length of time
requesting that the County take the road aowfo a cial Master length of me
and agreeing to deed the-road to the them, changes, etc.,
WORK C rdSOR LANDFILL TIPPING FEES-Commis-
-CEMETERIES/CHURCHES-O UponI stoner Peter-. requested that the Board hold
inquiry :by Commissioner Stanley about a workshop regarding Iaridrtil upping fees
removing the Work Crew Supervisor posi-
tion from the Union, Administrator Wells There being no further business and
reported that this could be handled during, upon motion by Commilsioner Peters, sec-
union negot.iauons. Upon further discus-, ond by Commissioner Trayl..r, and unani-
sion by Commissioner Stanley about mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
obtaining approval for the inmate work 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.
crews to .clean church property and. ceme-, TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN LR,
series, Commissioner Traylor reported that ATESTR BENNY LISTER, CLERK"
permission had been. recenied from the ..~-...--' ...., .. .".. ... '. '
Governor's Office for the inmates to clean .'PORT. ST. JOE, FLORIDA .,
public cemeteries. MARCH 9, 1999
BID SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE REGULAR MEETING
DEPARTMENT/FIRE TRUCK-Commis- The Gulf County Board of- County
stoner Yeager motioned to reject the bid Commissioners met this date in regular
received 1(9899-10) or the fire truck for foowng members pre-
..D. C n Treor sc session withrthe following .members pre-
S.G.C.F.D. Commissioner Traylor seconded sent: Chairman Tommy Knok and
the motion, and it passed unanimously. Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Commissioner Yeager thenmotioned to re- Stanley, J., Billy E. Traylor and Warren J.'
advertise, for a different fire truck.yYagryJy
Commissioner Traylor seconded the Yeager, Jr.
motinand t passed unanimously. the Others present were: County Attorney
changestFLOOD INSURANCEp MarcPS Timothy McFarland, Chieft Deputy Clerk
M.A R-OmD MAINTERANCE rA rote Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy, Clerk
PORSF..M CommissiEConmer Yeagoner reported ammon ng inspector / As
rToanMcemothatCh a x t n Chcifardminstra Dnc
that he will be meeting with F.E.M.A and TowanMcLemniore, Chief Administrator Don
Fish & Wildlife regarding the proposed Butler, Adminstrative Assistant Debbe
tearin up n the City. Commissioner Wibber, Administrator/ Emergency
condernges the F.I.R.M. maps with con- Managent Direcor LarryWells, Building
ROAD MAINTENANCE CITY OF OfiiealI,'Asitant Planner 'Michael
reROAD MAINTENANCE DOC WHIT- DepHammondt CaBupalding Joe Inspector/ Assistant
PORT ST. JOE-Commissioner 7Peters Pl n Te av was caled to order at. .
requested that Chairman Knox submit a Planner David Richardson, Emergency
letter to the City of Port St. Joe, requesting Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
perntha t they ully repair t che th e costeof Nelson Maintenance Superintendent Joe
tearing OFFICEUpo inthe Ciy by Commissioner Bearde, Mosquito Control Department
Peters regarding inpecUons performed bms Conmissioner Yeager and after discussion
discussion regain enSrance, eStd H snto Ooad
heaer stated that he discussed tht he 1 Minutes Sandy Hobbs,
C.ty CommissionerrTharpequeanedthey are Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
cicon- Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
sons regarding County business. -#67081-31000).
Officer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
EUROAD MAINTENANCE DOC WHIT-, -Department Cato AttorneyJoe Nugent Shuler
FIELD ROADiscu ommissionett Peters'dis- The meeting was called to order at-
cussed a secutor at the Roadc WhitfieldntRoad. $638.607:10 p. to be paid from.m AccouE.S.T.nt
which was repproximatelyd th concrete, and Administrator els opened the meet-
requested that Assistant Road iicy. -Paymenth prayer and Charmn Knox led the
Superintendent Knee check on the costs of(Harra ledge Al#98-554-MM/#9legance to the Fla8566
that project.. ,CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
tractor repaired on an emergencyPO TAL CONSENT AGENDA-LipnM8-601-MM8-650-MM by
with a sole source provider. Commissioner o$362.21 to be paid from Account
OFFCLEASE -Upon nEUIPENT-b Commis-Poner urchase AssiTrylancer. second b
sooner Stanley discussed that Jackson Jason Lowery ($11,600.00)
Peters regarding inspecions performed by CommissionerYeager and, after discussion
the Planning/ Buthedingr equippartment on a fivthe -Pugarding an invoice on the Air Park, the
new Post Office sar cycle, and he. Building tOficial'"_ Board unanimously approved(the Consent
Hammond reported that 6-7 inspections Agenda and Supplemental C-nfset Agenda.
had beenty. made on this building Upon hisBank as follows:
discussioLI regardngen/WanSTE MANAGE- SUPPLEMENTAL CON SENT AGENDA:
the property, the Board requested that he MinutesProposal Artcle V Trust Fund
City of Port St. Joe. 2. Court Order
1 management, stating that Mr. Cassedy and 2 .prt O o A T
Chief Administrator ButlerVELOPMENT- -Payment to Attorney CharleA. Costn
Con proposmmals ioner Tr egotiatinrequeted that Darbagide rasniqi #98-31-CJ & #98-72-CJ
Taucollection ntracbrin Gulf Cou inty. dcu- $410.00 to be paid from Account,
sons regarding County businessLORIDA COAST PAPER #67081-31000).
COMEQUIPMENT REPAIR -ion Hough TRACTOR -Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
Upon discussion about the needto repair a (Lee #98-144-CA 8 #97-601-MM
CateFlorida Coast Papetor Company, and Deparequest- $163829.50 to be pald from varccount
ed thabout theBoard "freeze" they budget. She ur-Payment Reporter ney J. rdo Shulems)e
Calmmissioner Yeager motioned to havethe (Harrimap #98-554-MM/#98-566-
wito Represetoltive Klmsourceper, Commissioner th $362.21 to be paid from Accountd
information seonded the motion antted.it Account #21111-31100)000)
LEASE OF EQUIPMENT-CoMarmis-n -Purcase Assistanc. Beacon Hill& Mrs.
Hougyear cycle, and he requested that Chief ($11,615.00) Entance (#61229 675.00 to be
Administratoress BuIn references on this for Gulf paSubordination Agrmccount #21111-31100) Roxanne R
mail address in reference to the paid from Account #21111-31100)
Apalachicola River. Marilyn Blackwell also -Pree-Risn, ic. Gult County Air
reported on the work being done by their Park (#61231 $13,760.00 to be paid
group, stating that they feel the Naval from Account #24942-31000)
training activities planned for the 4. Resolution/Agreement D.O.T. Utility
Apalachicola River are a ploy to keep the Relocation, as follows:
Army Corps of Engineers dredging in the A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
river. She also discussed the use of "live, COUNTY'S WATER SYSTEM TO ENTER
fire" during the training. Commissioner 'INTO AN AGREEMENT, ON BEHALF OF
Traylor stated that the Naval training sys- ,THE COUNTY OF GULF, FLORIDA, WITH
tem has nothing to do with the Corps of THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
Engineers, and 46 resolutions of approval PORTATION FOR THE RELOCATION,
have been received from various City and CHANGE OR ADJUSTMENT OF THEIR
County agencies regarding this training FACILITIES LOCATED ON STATE ROAD
RESOLUTION NO. 99-05
WHEREAS, the State of Florida
Department of Transportation proposes to
construct or reconstruct a part',of State
Road 71; and
WHEREAS, in order for the State of
Florida Department of Transportation to
further and complete said project, it is nec-
essary that certain utility facilities alone,
over and/or under said State Road 71 be
adjusted, changed or relocated; and
WHEREAS, the State, of Florida
Department of Transportation having
requested the County of Gulf, Florida, to
execute and deliver to the State of Florida
Department of Transportation a Utility
Agreement, agreeing to make or cause to be
made adjustments,. changes or relocations
of said utility facilities as set out in said
Agreement, and said request having been
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF THE
COUNTY OF GULF, FLORIDA:
That Tommy Knox, Chairman of the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners be hereby authorized and
directed to execute and deliver to the State
of Florida Department of Transportation a
Utility Agreement for the adjustment,
change or relocation of certain utility facili-
ties within the limits of said State Road 71.
A certified copy of this Resolution be
forwarded ''to the State of Florida
SDepartment of Transportation along with
the executed Utility Agreement.
ON MOTION of Commissioner Billy E.1
Traylor, seconded by Commissioner Warren
J. Yeager, Jr., the above resolution was
introduced and passed by the County of
Gulf on the 9th day of March, 1999. (End),
-Purchase Assistance Mr. & Mrs. Chris
Maxwell l$ 1,615.:0) :.,
PUBLIC HEARING COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN ORDINANCE/LAND. USE
CHANGE-Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider adoption
ctl in ordinance amending the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan. Attorney' McFarland
read the proposed ordinance There being
no public comment and upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley,. second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote.
the Board adopted the following titled
ORDINANCE NO 90-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF CCOULN-
TYI'. FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AiTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION 16:3 3187. SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 6.0 ACRES OF THE AREA
LOCATED OFF FOREHAND ROAD AND
STATE ROAD 71 (TAX ID #00731-100R) IN
UNINCORPORATED GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, FROM AGRICULTURAL LOW
DENSITY TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY;
PROVIDING FOR A COPY ON FILE; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk s Office)
BUDGET: AMENDMENT #6-JUVE-
NILE JUSTICE GRANT PROGRAM-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
.J'e Board approved the folhlowvin budget
amendment for funds (S5 50) 00) for the
Juvenile Justice Grant Program-
EXPENDITLiRES- ... .,, ,,
'Law Enforcem eit'' '.'
Original Budget $ .00
Decrease $ .00
Amended Budget $6,000.00
Reserve for Conting.
Original Budget $263,277.00
Decrease $6,000.00 ,
Amended Budget $257.277.00
FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND
PRETRIAL RELEASE PROG
SOther current chrgs. Obl. "
Original Budget $ .00,,
Decrease $ .00
Amended Budget $500.00
Aid Other Gov't Agencies
Original Budget $ .00
Increase $5,500.00 .
Decrease $ .00
Amended Budget 85.500.00.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: ,
Law Enforcement '
Original Budget $1,301,167.00
Iricrease $ .00 .
Amended Budget 81,295,167 00
RESOLUTION TAX INCENTIVES
REFERENDUM-Attorney McFarland read
a proposed resolution supporting a special
election regarding tax incentives for eco-
nomic development, purposes. Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following reso-
RESOLUTION NO. 99-06
,WHEREAS, the Gulf County.Board of
County Commissioners supports the cre-
ation and use of economic development ad
valorem tax exemptions in order to attract
new industry, create new jobs and encour-
age the expansion of existing industry; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Florida Law,
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners has previously placed upon
the ballot for consideration by the citizens
of the county a referendum which would
have allowed the board authority to grant
economic development ad valorem tax
WHEREAS, this referendum failed to
receive voter approval in the November,
1998 general election; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners believes that it is
critical to provide such tax exemptions in
order to compete with other locations and
attract Jobs and industry; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is determined to
again allow the voters of the county to con-
sider passing a referendum which would
allow economic development ad valorem tax
exemptions to be granted by the Board of
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by
the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. as follows: -
The Commission supports the ability
to grant tax exemptions in order to attract
new industry and encourage expansion of
existing businesses and will undertake all
necessary steps in order to bring before the
public, at the first available time, a referen-
dum which will allow the Commission to
grant economic development ad valorem
tax exemptions in order to attract Jobs and
industry to Gulf County.
The Commission supports the calling
of a special election in November, 1999, or
as soon thereafter as is feasible, to allow
.voters to consider a referendum granting
economic development tax exemptions.
The Commission will and shall sup-
port, as a board and through the Economic
Department to the Courty for parking (for
$1.00 per year), if the C unty will clear the
property. Commissioner -eager motioned to
approve this proposal End have Attorney,
McFarland prepare a lease, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded thle motion
for discussion. Upon his inquiry regarding
private property, Attorney McFarlarid
reported that there will not be a problem as
(See MINUTES on Page 6B)
.Development Council, a campaign to pre-
sent this issue to the public in a manner
which adequately explains these important
issues to the public so that tax exempt sta-
tus may then be granted by the
Commission for the creation of Jobs for Gulf
DATED this 9th day of March, 1999.
PROPERTY NEW HEALTH DEPART-
MENT WARD RIDGE-Chief
Administrator Butler reported: that the
County needs to proceed with the purchase
of the property from David and. Trish
Warriner for the new health department
building ($30,000.00 for 1 1/2 acres/
Warriners will also donate 1 1/2 acres). He,
stated that the Warriners have agreed to
owner-finance the property at a rate of 8%
for 5 or 10 years (until the Rural
Development loan is approved). After dis-
cussion by. Health Department
Administrator Kent, Commissioner Yeager
motioned to proceed with the owner-financ-
ing opuon. and Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion. After further discussion
regarding the interest rate of 81%,.
Commissioner Traylor withdrew his sec-.
ond, and Commissioner Yeager withdrew'
Shis motion. Commissioner Yeager then'
motioned to advertise for financing for this
property ($30,000.00),' and Commissioner'
Traylor seconded the motion. After further,
discussion by Health Department-
Administrator Kent regarding future;
grant/legislative funds to be received for.
the new health department project, the'
moUtion pass-ed unarnimrush.
FIRE TRUCK DALKEITH FIRE'
DEPARTMENT-Dalkeith Fire Department:
Chief Billy Davis appeared before the Board
to'report that Bay County has an old fire'
truck .hich the% will sell to Dalkeith Fire,
Department for $1.00, if the Board will"
agree to provide the insurance and tagt for;:'
the vehicle Upon motion by Commissioner,
Stanley, second by Commissioner Peters,'
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
LEASE ST. JOSEPH'HUMANE SOCI-
ETY/DOG POUND-Chief Administrator.,
Butler reported that the St. Joseph'
Humane Society is requesting that the",
Board proceed with the .lease for 3 acres,
near the Mosquito Control Department for".
the rnew d.iC pound ANter diccus-lon that.
the Humane Societ'y r ll tn-tali the lift sta-'T
tion 'for the site Commissioner Yeager;
motioned for Attorney McFarland to pre-:,
pare a lease for $1.00 per year, for a 20-.';
year time period frenewable) Commissioner
Traylor .ec.:,nded thte mouon, and it passed'
unanimously. Upon inquiry by Chairman:
Knox, Mrs. Lee reported that owners are,
contacted when animals with tags are,
picked up. u n
GRANT,- SEWER SYSTEM AIR'
-PARK/CITY OF PORT ST. JOE-Chief'
Adminirat r Butler reportedthat that theCity.
ol Port St rJoe ,.antr to apply for a:
Economic Development O.D.B.G. to install;
sewer lines to the Air Park site and, as they'
would be using County righit-of-.,ay-. they,
would need for the County to slgn an inter-.
local agreement with them or, this project
After discussion by Attorney MicFarland
that a few changes are needed on the pro-,
posed agreement, Commissioner- Yeager
motioned for the Chairman to execute the
interlocal agreement upon approval by the
Attorney. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
'AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM -
Butler reported, that three (3) quotes have
been received for repair of the CoI-thoese
Saajer 6ditUonihra '4v.tem but'all of thecdm-
panies recomrhefided that the system tbe
replaced, not repaired (they also submitted
quotes for replacement). After discussion
regarding repair %s. replacement and that
this can be paid from the Courthouse
Improvement grant funds, Commissioner
Travylor motioned to accept the low quote
for'emergency replacement of the system (a
70-ton unit). Commissioner Yeager second- e
ed.,the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Garry L. Gaddis Air Conditioning J
Peaden Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
SCenTech Services. Inc. $34,250.00
LEASES COUNTY HEAVY EQUIP-;
MEN.T-Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that he had contacted Jackson County
regarding their program for obtaining heavy
equipment, stating that they purchase;q
Caterpillar and Mack equipment and they':
trade-in each piece every 5 years (these-;
compamnes gfie a 50"n. trade-in value on the'
equipment. I it hasn not been wrecked). !
USED AMBULANCES GULF COUN-'
TY E.M.S.-Upon request by Chief..
Administrator Butler. Commissioner'
Traylor motioned, to pay Panama Fire',
Apparatus $15,000.00 from the Gulf,
,County E.M S 'new equipment line Item
and to finance the additional $19,000.00a
with Capital City Bank (the bank agreed to',
add this amount to the Bid #9899-12 they!'
were' awarded for financing of the Beaches'
Fire Department fire truck Gulf County
E.M.S. will make the payments.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
and,' after, discussion regarding a time
frame on the loan, the motion passed unan-
RESOLUTION'- BILL FISHING-Chief
Administrator Butler presented a resolu-
tion from Bay County regarding bill fishing
regulations, stating that they have request-
ed tat the Board also adopt a similar res-
olution. The Board tabled the proposed res-
olution for review until the next regular
.'AMNESTY DAY / HAZARDOUS
WASTES-Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that Amnesty Day will be held in
Waste Director Danford reported that he
has a software program which can check
hardware, etc. for Y2K compliancy, if any- '
one needs his assistance.
FIVE POINTS LANDFILL-Solid
Waste Director Danford invited the Board
to visit Five Points Landtill to review the
changes that have been made. el
COMMODITY PROGRAM CONTRACT
1998-99-Upon request by Administrator
Wells, Commissioner Peteis motioned to
approve a contract increase, in the amount
of $2,257.50, to the 1998-99 Commodity
Food Program contract. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and it passed
BUILDINGS WETAPPO BASIN-
Building Official Hammond reported on
buildings which have been constructed ille-
gally in the Wetappo Creek basin, and
requested permission to have the Attorney
begin condemnation proceedings to remove
the buildings. After discussion by Healt h
Department Administrator Kent about
problems he has noted, Chairman Knox
directed Attorney McFarland to proceed.
LEASE WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH
DEPARTMENT PARKING LOT-Health
Department Administrator Kent reported
that Violet .Graddy has agreed to lease thf
lot next to the Wewahitchka Health
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB, FL o THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999 PAGE 5B
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MEDITATIONS OF A
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
What is Christian
"Thou shalt love the Lord I
7thy God and thy neighbor."
JESUS' PRECIOUS BLOOD BOUGHT Mankind a
"New Covenant" when it was shed upon the Cross of
Calvary. This became God's Law for those who believe.
All are guilty under God's Law, according to Rom.
3:20, before Jesus sacrificed Himself for all our sins,
Innocent blood had to be sacrificed by the temple
priest for peoples sins. But under the New Covenant,
every Christian becomes their own priest. And the
Grace of God took the place of the works of the Law.
"For by Grace you are saved through Faith; That
not of yourselves: it is the Gift Of God: Not of works"
. (law). Ephesians 2:8-9.
The unearned (by you and I) love and grace of our
heavenly Father is extended to every person who will
believe His Truth. In John 14:6 Jesus tells us: "I am
the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No one comes to the
.father except by me."
If we have faith in these Truths and, confess that
belief to Jesus, our Saviour, we are born of the Spirit
as a child of God. For the Scripture tells us so in First
John 5:1: "Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
is bonm of God."
So, what then is Christian Love?
S In ,the 15th chapter, Jesus tells us His only
commandment: "This is my commandment, that you
love one another as I have loved you."
I John 3:23 tells us: 'This is God's commandment,,
that we should believe on the Name of His Son, Jesus
Christ, and love one another, as He gave us
commandment." If we love each, other as Jesus
commands, then we will never do another person any
harm. God tells us in Romans 12:19. We should not
try to "get even" with those who do us harm, for He
says: "Avenge not yourselves .. vengeance is mine; I
-will repay, saith the Lord."
God is Love! "Love: worketh no ill to his neighbor;
therefore love fulfills the Law of God" -Romans 13:10
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
N ...- 311 Columbus,St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORDI "'
S MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM 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 Meetingi Choir Practice 7:00 pm
O taste and sec that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that rruirrh in Him."
S PIa7-1se- ac7'ept this invitation to join us,in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -.
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe'
Church Office 22741493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . .. . ..... 9:45 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship . .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ......... . 6:30 p.m.
SWednesday . : ... .... . .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
S'irst United Methofdist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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 am. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Di5cover cod's Love!
Discover God's Love!
1601 Long Avenue, Port st. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays'at 11a.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.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
Mormon Church to Aid Area Unemployed
In response to the extended 'families in Gulf'County and sur- approved Ashipmentof 40,000
closing of the paper mill in Port rounding areas the Church of pounds of food for the families,
St. Joe, and the economic stress Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that have been'.laid off from the
. t it h ..A .-a o.n-,,ma n of the, (the Mnrmon Church) has mill.'
To Honor Elder
Elder Otis Stallworth will be
honored by the Church of God in
Christ congregation, family, and
community celebrating his 87th
birthday, and his service in the
ministry for more than 50 years,
on April 18th.
The activities will include a
morning worship service at 11:30
a.m. in which Elder Stallworth
will bring the sermon in the
'Church of God, in Christ
Sanctuary, located at 163 Avenue
D in Port St. Joe.
Immediately following the ser-
vice, a fellowship dinner will be
served at the Senior Citizens site
on Library Drive from 2:00 until
4:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend the celebration.
In First Corinthians 15:12
we find, "Now if Christ is
preached as raised from the
dead, how can some of you say
that there is no resurrection of
Oliver F. Taylor At the heart of Christianity
Visitation Minister, First there is the resurrection of Jesus.
United Methodist Church We have an Easter faith.
Jesus has become our personal Savior. We know.
this and our belief in Jesus as the Christ is central to
Christianity. We have the Bible which gives us the
account of the trial, death and resurrection. We know
Him in whom we believe, and should proclaim this mes-
sage to the whole world. God sent his Son, and we call
Before God sent His Son to humanity, God was
worshipped differently. Now we have the risen Savior.' I
stand firm in my Easter faith.
Revival in PSJ
Carol Jean Dunn, an anoint-
ed lady of God, all the way from
East St. Louis, Illinois, is visiting
in Port St. Joe for a short time.
She is in revival nightly through
the month; of April at 310 Jeffery
Drive (Pine Ridge Apartments).
The revival begins. att 7 .o'clock
nightly: attend expecting a bless-:
Our family would like to
express our most sincere grati-
tude for all the many acts of kind-
ness, especially your prayers for
little Matthew and our family.
Sincerely, the Howze Family
The Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church family of
Apalachicola invites you to their
pastor's first anniversary celebra-
tion which will be held Thursday
through Sunday, April 8th to
1 1th. Nightly senrices will begin at
7:30 p.m., and, Sunday service
will' begin at 11 :00 a.m. Aftenrd
and worship with, them' oh this
The Gull County Senior
Citizens Association has sitter
relief in-home available for"
Alzheimers and dementia-related
patients. If you need some time
away from this situation, please
call Marion at 229-8466 for fur-
ther information. .
SJESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE
/ I Liberty Bible Church
Welcomes Tou To Its Services
Sunday Morning Service ... 10 a.m.
102 Liberty Manor Circle Port St. Joe
\ -^ Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912
"' A Po of Victor- '"
First !C arck of ile J aza2reniee
2420 Long Avenue Por+ St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ................ .... 10 a.m. C 'ivs ,e to te Lo..d the q1oq'
Sunday Morning Worship .. ..... 11 a.m. d.,e His inone. W -.' sl "ip tlhe
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lo,.J in tl\h L.-Ih' of Iwl ness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Ps l 29.2
f* The friendly place to worship!
C First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE, OF SERVICES
we S Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00"p.m.
I oviA fo Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Sc"^" 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
Bible Study: Worship
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Si
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
The food is coming in two
equal shipments of 20,000
pounds, the first of which is to
arrive this week. The food is being
planned in such a manner as to'
feed 200 families with basic sta-
ples for one month.
The first 20,000 pound ship-
ment will be organized and dis-
' tribute this Saturday, April
10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m., at the Mexico Beach branch
building, which is located at 318
Robin Lane in Mexico Beach.
Families that are being aided wrill
go to the :chapel to receive the
food. Robin Lane is off of 15th
Street, between Highways 98 and
Many youth and adult volun-
teers are 'being involved from
Panama City, Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe. The church is known
for its humanitarian aid and wel-
fare system, and its members are
thrilled that the church is able to
help in some small way to ease
the financial distress of these
The musical, "God With Us,"
is a praise and worship musical.
that 'is to soon be presented in
Port St. Joe. The choir presenting
this musical will be made up of
volunteers from Port St. Joe and
neighboring communities and
Persons who are interested in
being a member of the choir are
invited and encouraged to attend
the -first meeting this Sunday,
April 11, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting
will be held in the sanctuary of
Long Avenue Baptist Church
(1601 Long Avenue) in Port St.
Those present for this meet-
ing will decide which of two week-
ends (May 29 and 30 or June 5
and 6) the musical will be pre-
Rehearsals will be held each
Sunday until the date of presen-
tation, and one week night each
week. The week night for
rehearsals will also be decided at
Sunday's meeting. Singers will be
encouraged to attend as many of
the rehearsals as possible, but
not required to attend all
rehearsals to be in the choir.-
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School .... ........ .. ... ... 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service ..... ............ 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship ................... 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ................ .. .7 p.m. CDT
SKEN BUTTERWORTH, minister
Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
30, 2 Martin I uther Kina Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ................... .. ..... ...... ....................10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................ .................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday, Bible Study ................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ................................... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
3 ,!,,;CHURCH A
(j C' <.l i 1 .. 1 Sixreenth Slreet -
5 608Siiteeith Street *227-1756
Sunday Worship....... 10 a.m. <
Adult School .......... ll a.m.
*Young Children o "
Pastor Rv. Reid Cameron Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd./
S.. first sBaptist Church
S 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell :
-'i ", Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .... .. . . 9:45 am
Worship Service . . . . 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . .. . .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .............:. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..........7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j
: -------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAIT BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
1 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
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ... ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Fellowship .... .. .... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.'
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
ace Baptist Chur
60 136' BUT TM05E WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THE WILL 50AR ON
WING LIKE EAGLE ... 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate 'this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
'Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at lo a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.hoantown.comn/grace
aIU I IL lLIUl .y m
Port St. Joe
that it nas naa on many m uic tL11C IVIVI ILIUII ..--
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE; FL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Estate of PROBATE DIVISION
LEONA H. TAYLOR.
deceased. Case No. 99-10
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of LEONA H. TAY-,..
LOR, deceased, Case No. 99-10. 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 representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney is
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
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 claims any interest in the estate,
are required to file their objections with this Court
. WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
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
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served,
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice, must file their claims, with
this Court WITHIN THE LATTER OF. THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS 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
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims th this court WITH
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FORE\'VER BARRED
The date of the first publlcaUon of this Notice is
March 18. I1999
Attorney for Personal Representative.
DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 0279268
P. 0. Box 185
We'-ahitchka Flonda 32465
B. T. TAYLOR
310 East River Road
Wewaarrchka Flonaa 32465
-lic March 18 and 25 and April I and 8 1999
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
BRIAN MICHAEL THOMAS,
LAURA ANN THOMAS..
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 99-84
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LAURA ANN THOMAS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to this actin on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 185. Wewahitchka,
Florida 32465. on or before the 15th day of April,
1999. and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 15th day of March. 1999.
Benny C. lster
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Benny C. Lister
4tc, March 18 and 25. and April 1 and 8. 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 99-11
IN RE The Estate of
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION-
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
THEODORE WOULLARD, deceased, File Number
99-11, is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which Is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate
Division, 1000 Cecil C. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Port St.
Joe,, FL 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Repreenmauie and her attorney are set
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (ll All
claims against the estate and 121 any objecUon by
an interested person on whom nouce was served
th3t challenge the vahdity of the Will. the qualill-
caiUons of the Personal Representauie. enue or
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Fax: (850) 227-1619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ FAYE W. RUTLEDGE
P. 0. Box 667
Bolivar, TN 38008-0667
2tc. April 1 and 8, 1999.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID # 9899-17
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners-
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
poration interested in selling the County the fol-
1 Used Fire Truck
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
Bids will be received until Friday. April 9, 1999 at
5:00 p.m., E.D.T.., at the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
/s/ Tommy Knox, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lster, Clerk
2tc, April 1 and 8, 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
BOARD OF COUNTS COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.
vs. CASE NO. 99-101 CA'
SARA MORGAN BROGDON, if living,
and if dead there, 1to her unkric'n
heirs, at la". legaiees dciite or.
grani.e- and BOND BROGDON if
niinr.g. and ii dead theri to hi.
unknown heirs ai la'.. legaiee
devisees or grantees.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SARA MORGAN BROGDON 11 living, and if,
dead, then to her unknown heirs at law,
legatees,. devisees or grantees, whose last
known address was: Gulf County,
BOYD BROGDON. if living, and if dead.
then to his unknown heirs at law, legatees,
devisees or grantees, whose last known
address was: Gu(f County, Florida.
RE: Lot 2 of Block 1, Unit 1, C. L. Morgan's
Addition to Wewahitchka, Florida,
according to the plot thereof recorded
in Plat book 2, page 33, in the Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to the above described property has
been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
THOMAS S. GIBSON of RISH & GIBSON, P.A..
Petitioner's .tii.-trn., a h.:.:e address Is 206 E. 4th
Street, P. 0 6. ..9, Portn St J,:.-. FL 32457. on or
before May 17, 1999., and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court, either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 29 day of March, 1999.
BENNY C. LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk, .
4tc, April 1, 8, 15, and 22, 1999.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
i; reqiue.uni pro:rals lr-:.m Ar|, person or firm
qualilled -. a li:enred Jur'-vor in the State of
Flonds t-, contractct u ih Gull Cour, toi provide the
secondary surveyor certification on subdivision
plats as required by State Statutes 177.081.
Proposals should indicate am -.urnt if lee l.:-r each
platreview, and the urne Irame 1to r'ilew and
return to Gulf Counr, itl'r the plati h- been cer.
tified. Questions c.- i.ncrninti thi, pr-.,p-,s-l -h.uld
.be directed to tCiC Gull CouJni Plainmni Building
Department (850) 229-.611 i
Fle,'.'E irdiJli orn the er.clope h tihi- I
SEALED FR.PFO:SAL the FRCFOSAL NUMBER.
arena rhi i- FROFOSAL i I.:r
Delivery date must be specified..
Proposals will be received until Monday. April 12,
1999 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk
of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd. Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all Fpropoials rei.ei ed.
2tc, April 1 and 8 19
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-,
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY. STATE OF FLORIDA
B.iAjKERS TRUST COMPANY N
OF CAL.IFOfk4NL N A. AS
CIJSTODIANAj OR TR TTEE
vs. Case No. 98-378-CA
MARY L. BEST. et ux.. et al.. ,
NOTICE OE FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK
OE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
Benny C. Lister. Clerk of the Circuit Court of GULF
County, Florida will, on the 21 day of April, .1999,
at 11:00 a.m. EST at the front door of the GULF
County Courthouse. in the City. of Port St. Joe,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder for cash. the following
described property situated in GULF County,
LOT TWELVE (12) AND THE NORTH
HALF OF LOT 14 IN 1/2 14)'IN BLOCK
ONE THOUSAND TWENTY ONE 11021)
OF,THE MILLVIEW ADDITIONS OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORI
DA, UNIT #3 ACCORDING TO THE
OFFICIAL PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 53 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY. FLORI-
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered
in a'case pending in said Court, the style of which
is: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA.
N.A., AS CUSTODIAN OR TRUSTEE vs. MARY L.,
BEST, et ux., et al..et ux.. et al...
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the individual or agency sending this
notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the pro-.
ceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone
(904) 257-6097; 1-(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1-(800)
955-8770 i, i 'a Fl..ndra elah SJ:,me ,
\1iiTNr ES mn,' h.,and anrd ounilil seal of said
Courtthi 16 .l33y ofl Miich 1999
Honorable Benny C. Lister
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
2tc, April 8 and 15. 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
,CIAL,CIRCUIT, OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE ESTATE OF WARREN G' L'TiN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Feuuon
for Summrvy Administiraon ha-t been lled in thi.
Court. a true :c.:.p cf Vhich 3ccumpanie thi-.j
Nouce iou aie required to sere .ATlIter defen-ec
oin the undersiine.i% wthin r-a-nrn 1201 d iA ecl.-
sin'e i thu dail of" er.lae andr tLo e the )nrina ol
the written defenses with the clerk of the above
court either before service or immediately there-
after. Failure to serve and file written defenses as
required may result in a judgment or order for the
relief demanded in the pleading or motion, without
DATED this 31 Day of March, 1999.
/s/ TIMOTHY C. CAMPBELL
222 East 4th Street
Panama City. Fl. 32401
Telephone: (850) 763-8466
Florida Bar Number: 434530
4tc, April 8, 15, 22. and 29, 1999.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
S The Bbard of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will
hold an Annual Meeting April 29, 1999, in the
Boardrc..orn. Ramacia inn Nortn, 2900 North
Monroe St T'aJllahae.- Fl.:.nui Bu.ir. -! Merung
-ill tegim n at 30 P M E D S T. Thie mreung mill
De cpen io.:. the public
Itc, April 8. 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 99-108CA
IN RE: Adoption of a Minor Child.
(DOB: 9/10/92 )
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Brenda Jo Hood or any other Individual
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that in a:u.:.,n for vie
Adopuon oL Minor Chdild his beer lilile in the at.:',e
court. an. \%u ara required 1tc, er-e a :opi : 'f %.:ur
wrTll.en d'lenes. ii aI'r, to it on Ro berr H Conra),
.S Feuuner;- au: :,rne\ "h.:e adIdre- i 1319' N
,TdAill Fauk--A f Fiu-arna C FL 32414 on or
elore .,pnil 30, 199'L I' nd ile the .:ngina.l itin Lnie
Clerk of the Court either before service upon
Feuuurners attornme or Lirrneimatelh th-ere.atir oth.
er-i-e a deflult i.1 De entered ag inii o -.u i.fr the
reel diemandea in thi- a..u.:.n
L .TNTEC. mT hi,-i ar.d dil ,:, -ne C,:.u.,-i r:n
April 5,h 199
Benny C. Lister
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By./s/ M. Vaughn
4lc .\pnl 15 22 a-,.J 29 1999
For All Your Office
'"Supply Needs .
Pu blishlin Co.
Milnutes--From Page 4B)
the County will be leasing the property. The
motion then passed 4-0, with
Commissioner Traylor abstaining due 'to
TRAINING SMALL BUSINESSES-
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams reported
that the Florida Housing Coalition will be
providing training. counseling. funding.
etc. for small businesses. and he will
remain in contact with them for further
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -
JOBS-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that Diane Scholz had to leave the meeting,
but she wanted to request that the Board
spread the word that TeleMed needs
approximately 50 more good applications
for the proposed business in Gulf County.
He reported that the pay starts at S8.00 per
hour Iincreases to S9 25 after 90 days) and
health insurance is provided Applications
may be picked up at the Chamber of
BUILDING PERMITS SEA CLIFFS/
appeared before the Board to request that
four (J),pri.s L uhich he obtained In 1990
.rema.actiUve. stating [that work has been
'conuir= s. After discussion by Mr. Weaker
and Building Official Hammond regarding
the amount of work completed on these
properties. Commissioner Traylor motioned
to c,ns.ider the permits abandoned and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
Upon discussion regarding the need for
specific guidelines on acuvauon of permits
(inspections, site visits, etc.), the motion
passed 4: to 1, with Commissioner Stanley
ounrg no. Upon inquiry by Building Official
Hammond. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to deduct S246.30 from the amount of each
of the four (4) new permits (this is the
amount Mr. Weaver paid per permit in
1990).Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed the possi-
bility of setting a policy that certain seg-
ments of the construction should be com-
pleted in a specific order with inspections
to be made after each segment is complete
(plumbing. mechanical, etc ). and passing
out handouts with the permits to nourfy
each contractor of the process. Upon
Inquiry by Carol-yn Lee regarding a permit
and ume limit for construction of the new
dog pound. the Board reported that the
permit fee for County facilities is waived
APALACHICOLA RIVER TRAINING
FACILITY-Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to report that a meeting
will be held on March 18th at the
Wewahitchka Community Center regarding
the Apalachicola Rwver She further dis-
cussed the proposed Naval Training Center
live fire acuvitiles Commissioner Stanley
stated that in his experience as a Green
Beret. all live fire' training activities are
very controlled. After further discussion,
Ms. Blackwell requested that the Board
check further Into this matter before- sup-
The meeting did then recess at 8:28
The meeting reconvened at 8:48 p.m.,
MENT-Building Official Hammond pre-
sented photographs and a video presenta-
tion regarding the poor condition of Michael
Bobzien's house at Cape San Blas, stating
that it is questionable whether or not the
structure' can be brought up to code. He
stated that the building encroaches onto
the setback of St Joseph Bay (state set-
back), the permitted structure is not com-
pliant with the codes, and there is a non-
permitted structure. Upon discussion by
Mr. Bobzien and William Guilford
(Engineer) regarding bringing the construc-
tion up to code and that a survey had been
performed to show that the structure does
not fall within the state setback lines,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to begin
the condemnation process in 60 days if the
structure has not been brought up to code,
and Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion. After discussion regarding a 60-
day time limit, the motion passed 3 to 2,
with Commissioners Peters and Stanley
voting no. Upon request by Mr. Boblzien for
a list of the code violations which must be
repaired/replaced and about possible
encroachment/septic tank violations, the
Board reported that Mr. Bobzien should-
present a survey showing that he does not
encroach on the state setback and should
obtain a certification from the Health
Department on the septic system because if
he is out of compliance on these things,
repair would be unnecessary. The Board
further stated that once these two items are
approved as being in compliance, Building
Official Hammond will present him with a
list of needed changes and he will have 60-
days from that date to bring the structure
STREET LIGHTS LAND'S LANDING
ROAD-Commissioner Stanley motioned
that the Board place ten (10) street lights
on the Land's Landing Road (one on every
other pole), and Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion for discussion. After dis-
cussion regarding the cost and where it
should be paid from, Commissioner Stanley
agreed to pay it from his special projects for
the first year, and allow the Board to review
It again at budget time. The motion then
passed unanimously, and Commissioner
Stanley requested that Chief Administrator
Butler get with him prior to installation of
TRANS. DISADV. BAY CO. COUNCIL
ON AGING/BUDGET AMENDMENT-
Commissioner Stanley discussed a request
from the Bay County Council on Aging
(Gulf County s Community Action Agency)
for S5.000.00 for the Transportation
Disadvantaged Program for 1998-99. He
reported that 83.024.00 was budgeted for
1998-99 and he motioned to approve the
following budget amendment In order to
pay them the full 85.000 00 which they
haie requested. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
BUDGET AMENDMENT #7
Original Budget 83.024.00
Increase 8,1 .976,00. 0 .. .. ..
Decrease .00 "
Amended Biudagei S8O000.00
Reserve for Conting
Original Budget S257.277.00
Increase S 00
Decrease S 1.976.00
Amended Budget S255.301.00
ADVERTISE FOR PROPOSALS
LOBBYIST-Commissioner Yeager dis-
cussed the need for a Lobbyist for Gulf
County and motioned to advertise a request
for proposals (RFP's) to hire one.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and It passed 4 to ,1. with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
CURBS GARRISON AVENUE/POST
OFFICE-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Yeager regarding the curbs extending all
the way to the edge of the road for the new
Post Office entrance. Building Official
Hammond reported that the City of Port St
Joe had been notified and will be address-
ing this issue
CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE-
Commissioner Yeager motioned to rescind
his previous moon (on February 23. 19991
to accept ownership of the lighthouse keep-
er s quarters at Cape San Bias.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
SIGN CAPE SAN BLAS-Commis-
sioner Yeager reported that the merchants
in the Cape area have requested permission
to place an informational sign on C30E as
advertisement for what services are avail-
able in that area The Board agreed to allow
placement of the sign on County Property
(Salinas Park area).
PORT ST. JOE-Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters. Captain Nugent reported that
no action has been taken regarding the
placement of a police substaton in North
Port St. Joe until the City decides what will
be done in reference to the police depart-
ment. He reported that grant funds are
available for the substation
FIGHTER JET-Commissioner Peters
reported that there will be an environmen-
tal impact meeting regarding the new F-22
fighter let at Gulf Coast Community College
on March 12th at 7:30 p m which he will
AMERICAN RIGHTS-David Taunton
appeared before the Board to read a state-
ment regarding citizen rights and criticizing
Billy Traylor and his family.
The meeting did. then recess at 10:06
p.m., E.S.T. The meeting reconvened at
10:07 p.m., E.S.T.
COUNTY ISSUES-Chairman Knox
informed David Taunton that further com-
merits made b\ him to the Board should
include Commissioner Traylor and County
issues, not personal vendettas against Mr.
CITIZEN RIGHTS-Marion Hough
appeared before the Board .to discuss citi-
zen rights, referring to an incident which
occurred at Mexico Beach in 1985. She
stated that certain officials have taken
away the rights of citizens.
Bobzien appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss requirements for building officials
according to Florida Codes, stating that Mr.
Hammond does not meet the requirements.
Upon discussion by Commissioner Yeager,
Mr. Bobzien agreed to meet with him at a
later date to discuss this matter.
AMERICAN RIGHTS-David Taunton
reported that his statement was interrupt-
ed by Chairman Knox, and he will make the
statement in full at the next meeting unless
the Board obtains a court order to prevent
him from doing so.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
10:14 p.m., E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK
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AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743
'95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after 8 p.m. tfc 4/8
18.ft. bass boat, 150 hp, lots of extras,
$4,900 obo. 229-2444 after 5 p.m. EST.
34' Hatteras w/reef & king permits,
twin turbo diesels, Sitex electronics,
extra motor and transmission. Owner
motivated, good condition. 648-4365.
Mexico Beach Video for sale. Call 648-
8555 or 648-8636. 4tc 3/18
2 bedroom mobile home, St. Joe Beach,
$375/month, $200 deposit. Available
May 1st. Call 647-9382. ltc 4/8
J\obde home for rent, Mexlco Beach, '3
'bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet, vinyl,
washer & dryer hookup, available
immediately. 648-5033. 2tc 4/8
" 'Rent or Long Term Lease: on Intra-
coastal Waterway in Overstreet.
Waterfront home, 4 BR, no pets inside,
deposit and references required. $750
month. Available 3rd week in May. Call
334-677-6086. If not in office, leave
,niessage. tfc 4/1
.Office space for rent, 321B Reid
Avenue. Contact Costin .Insurance
Agency at 229-8899. 2tc 4/1
Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
Ask about our special
St. Joe Beach
Safe 'N Dry Storage
212 Third St., PSI, FL
Ofc. 509 4th St.
9 Port St. Joe, FL
Available Sooni One
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
VOICE/TTY ACCESS L=
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Large two bedroom 2 bath mobile home
for rent. References required. Call 648-
8201. tfc 4/1
Large 3 bedroom apt. in Port St. Joe.
Liv. rm., dining rm., kitchen, and laun-
dry rm. $350 month, $350 security. No
pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 4/1
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 4/1
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 4/1
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 4/1
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. tfe 4/1
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 Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe.' Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 4/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment. washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 4/1
Huge 3 family Garage Sale: Clothes,
furniture, and neat, stuff, April 17 and
18, 8 'to 12, 1303 Garrison Ave.2tp 4/8
Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Now Renting Spacious
3 bedroom apartment
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
,Some subsidy available
: Central' heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Voice/TTY Access LJ
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
( Voice/TrY Access
.A. (352) 472-3952 ___
For Rent, One Bedroom
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
(352) 472-3952 .-
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air ,
Wall to wall carpeting
Yard Sale: El Governor RV Park (office),
1700 17th St., Mexico Beach. 10-11
April, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. CST. 25" TV, VCR,
vacuum cleaner, rug shampooer, elec-
tric smoker, much more. 2tp 4/1
Knights of Pythias annual Garage Sale.,
Hwy. 98 & Avenue A, Saturday, April
10, 7 a.m. till. Tools, collectables,
clothes, jewelry, lots of misc. Itc 4/8
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 10, 504 17th
St., behind Long Avenue Baptist
Church. Stereo, lamp, computer desk,
clothes, lots of misc. items. 8 a.m.
Big Yard Sale: 123 Fourth St. at Florida
Ave., Mexico Beach, 7 a.m. CDT,
Saturday, April 10. Tools and lots of
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 -
12:00, 405 Woodward Ave. Itc 4/8
Yard Sale: Saturday. April 10, 2123
Grouper Ave.. Highland View. Misc..
baby clothes, boys and girls clothes,
8:00 till. Itc 4/8
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 10th, 514
7th St. 8:00 2:00. .Everything must go!
Huge 3 family Garage Sale: Clothes, fur-
niture, and neat stuff, April 17 and 18,
8 to 12, 1303 Garrison Ave. 2tp 4/8
April 9th and 10th,
Friday and Saturday,
8:00 12:00 Big Family
Yard Sale! 509 Gulfaire
Dr., Mexico Beach, FL
M-oving Sale- 2-pc. shaped metal desk,
chairs, small table & desk, water purifi-
er, silk flowers, prints, 18' catamaran &
trailer, patio furniture, wing chair,
Nordi-Track, new stainless steel cook-
ware, microwave cookware, small secu-
rity system. Call 227-3302.: 2tp 4/8
Garage Sale: Saturday only, 8:00 a.. -
2:00 p.m. Table with high back chairs,
recliner, silver jewelry, craft items, lots
of other misc. items. 723 Gulfaire Dr.
HEL : WA!.D'
Ace Pest Control, route technician
wanted, full time. Call 227-7378. Itc
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Now Hiring for 3 positions at St. +eorge
Island State Park, summer employ-
ment. Pick up applications at park.
Contact Barbara Garrison.. Itc 4/8
Taking applications for dishwasher,'
wait staff at Linda's Restaurant, 203 E.'
4th St., Port St. Joe. Apply in person.
Ask for Charlie. tfc 4/1
Gulf Sands Restaurant. Cook & wait-
ress help needed. Apply in person only,
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Open at 3:00
P.M. tfc 4/1
Carpenter needed. Tools and !trans-
portation a must. Call 850-653-8019.
Hiring cashier at Walker's Dixie Dandy,
2176 Hwy. 98, Highland View. Apply in
person. 2tc 4/1
Duct installers needed immediately!
Experience preferred, but we will train.
Benefit package. Good working
environment. Give us a call or stop by
our office for an application, GW
Service, 2411 County Rd 30, Port St.
Joe, FL 850-229-9125. 2tc 4/1
Diversity Liaison: To ensure direct ser-
vices to women of color in Gulf County.
-such services will Include injunction
Assistance, crisis counseling., victim
support .groups, referrals. transporta-
tion and other direct senice initiatives.
Min. qualifications: high school diplo-
ma. organizational experience In the
African/American community. good
written and verbal communication
skills, flexible and works.well indepen-
dently. Please send resume/cover letter
to: Florida Coalition Against Domestic
Violence (FCADV), 308 E. Park Ave.,
Tallahassee, FL 32301. Attn: Debra
Mosley. Closing date: 4/9/99. $,10/hr,
,24 hrs/week, and 29* miles. 2tp 4/1
Delivery truck drivers needed for Water
street Seafood in Apalachicola.
' 2tc 4/1
Part time office positiUon In the resenra-
fions/front desk area. Some weekend
ivork required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing wiLth 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. 0O. Box 123, Mexico Beach. FL
32410. fax # 850-648-5779. E-mail
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
* Household Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deckl
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
SFor the Handyman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
Electrician and electrical helper needed
immediately. Experience necessary.
648-5697, leave message. 2tc 4/S
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY! COOKS,
DISHWASHERS, KITCHEN HELP AND
WAITING STAFF. Apply in person or
phone: DUNES BEACH RESTAURANT,
3625 Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, .850-227-3655 or i850-227-
1819. Itc 4/8
Coordinator International Student
Program. Arrange school year' home-
stays :n this community for teenagers
from around the world. Work v.1lth high
schools, recruit host. families, match
students, plan activities. Outstanding
students from 25 countries. Earn gen-
erous commission for each student
placed. part time and fun. PAX-Program
of Academic, Exchange. Call Laura at
(800) 555-6211, ext.' 112, M-F 9-5 EST.
Homemaker Position Available: The
Gulf; County Senior Citizens has a
homemaker position open in the Port
St. Joe area. This will be a 10 hour a
week position. Applicants must have
dependable transportation, have a high
school education and be at least 18
years of age and in good physical shape.
Applications can be picked up; at the
Port' St. Joe Senior Center located at
120 Library Drive between Monday and
Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Please call 229-8466 and ask for Debbie
for more information. The Gulf County
Senior Citizens is an equal opportunity
employer. This position could possibly
work Into more hours. Lfc 4/1
Housekeepers wanted for Mexico Beach
and Simmons Bayou offices.
Applications available at both sites.
Fantasy Properties. tfc 4/1
FULL TIME maintenance supervisor
with general maintenance experience.
40 hrs. a week. Benefits. Appllcatorns
can be picked up'at Heritage. 398 24th
Ave.. Apalachicola. Fla. EOE. 850-653-
9277. fec 4/1
Property management office, requires
customer interface, good :telephone
skills, and computer literate. Full time
positions w/benefits.' Openings at
Simmons Bayou and Mexico Beach.
Fantasy Properties. Inc. Call 227-2511
or 648-5146 tfc 4/1
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and -.ell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 4/1
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. 1. .. 1*wn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
F iin e
DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
POSITION IN EDUCATION
Placement & Transition Specialist
The Fla. Dept. of Corrections has an
immediate vacancy for a PLACEMENT
& TRANSITION SPECIALIST at Gulf
Correctional Irinstitution located in
Wewahitchka, Florida. This position
provides testing and placement assis-
tance to inmates in a correctional edu-
cation setting. To be qualified, you must
possess a Master's Degree, have one
year of teaching experience and possess
or be eligible for Professional State of
Florida'Educator's Certificate. Salary
will be $13.50 per hour for this non-
benefitted, OTHER PERSONNEL SER-
VICES (OPS) position. Experience in a
correctional setting .is preferred. Submit
State of Florida Employment
Application not later than close of busi-
ness on April 22, 1999, to:
Gulf Correctional Institution, ATTN:
Personnel, 500 Ike Steele
Road,Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Additional information may be
obtained or questions answered by
An Affirmative Action/Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer. If you need an accom-
modation because of. a disability in
order to participate in the applica-
tion/selection process, please nottiL the
hinng authority in advance.
Kitchen help needed. Also cashier/host-
ess. Apply between 9 a m. and II a m.
in person at the Fish House Restaurant.
Mexico Beach. tfc 4/1
Need licensed salesperson. experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd ReaJty. 227-1501.
Real estate salespersons wanted for
growing St. Joe Bay COffice. Must be
Florida licensed and be familiar iith the
south Gulf Co. area. Floor days avail-
able, member, of ; MLS. Fantasy
Properties. 227-2511, 648-5146.
LOST: Brown Doberman "Tawney", will
not bite. but very timid. Please call 614-
488-0509 if seen. Large reward for safe
return. 4tc 4/1
S",f*Sw Saw ,It e Te rS
Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
S tfc 4/1
Mtteotit to- eta/1
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
GARRY L. GADDIS
'AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 FL LICENSE ER001 0992, RAI 154218
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15,YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752
PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs!
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supplij, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RFOO51042, RGOO51008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
5X10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Voice/TTY Access r
(352) 47213952 fct
rt St. Joe, FL Thursagy, April
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TRADES and SERVICES
Page Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. April 8. 1999
MICLAEOUS !~iI1JI !1IIIJ 'Wf1II MSCLLNEUSIMICELAEOS'OI1![.LEA4HOM*S:REAL ESTATE WANTE~ hDi
Miscellaneous Sale: Plants, baked
goods, and handcrafts. Port St. Joe
Garden Club, 8th St. This Saturday,
April 8, 8 till. Itp
15,000 btu 220 air conditioner, good
condition, $60. 229-6336, leave mes-
sage. tfc 4/8
Bissell carpet cleaner with attachments,
$75; Dirt Devil vac $35; baby swing
$10; industrial mop bucket like new,
with wringer, $45. Call 827-2379.
Diesel Kubota tractor with blade, 5 ft.
bush hog and back bucket. Call Bill
Carr, 229-6961. tfc 4/8
Perfect for home or office! Canon PC-10
copier with two cartridges, $125. Call
229-2528. 2tp 4/1
King size bed and bedding, $350;
Janitrol central gas furnace. Call 647-
5608. Itc 4/8
1997 33 ft. Mobile Scout, tag-along
camper, double slide-outs, a lot of stor-
age space. Trailer brakes and towing
package included. Take over pay-
ments/obo. Call 229-6425. tfc 3/18&
eta11 227-f27't4. Pltace
SHUTTERS and SCREEN
JOFF'S TREE SERVICE
1 7 years experience in
S" Removal, Trimming, Etc.
Free Estimates Low Rates
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
For Ail Occasions
Wedding, Anniversary, Reunions,
Receptions and Dinners.
Call 229-6154 & leave message.
FIREWOOD, $10 truckload, you
cut, you haul! $65 we cut, we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 4/1
Used restaurant equipment: gas fryers,
grills, convection ovens, ranges, alto
sharm cook & hold prime rib ovens, ice
makers, glass door refrig., reach-in
refrigs, walk-in coolers and freezers, s/s
tables, sinks, refrigerated work tops
and more. 850-785-1568 or 769-8643.
Renovation Sale: for sale or trade-call
227-3774 for appointment, Mon.-Fri.,
between 8 & 9 o'clock a.m. Love seat
orange in color $5; 2 older am/fm stere-
os, $10 ea.; lamps, from $3 to $30 each;
used vacuum cleaners $25 & $30 ea.;
polyurethane puzzles in frames, $10
ea.; numerous what nots for sale.
Toddler clothing and items for sale,
infant clothing and items for sale, toys,
1 brown couch with hide-a-bed, excel-
lent sleeper, 4 short swivel bar stools,
many other items not listed. ltc 4/8
Factory Clearancel Arch Steel
Buildings. 20x24, 30x40, 42x60,
50x110. Must sell to make room for
incoming inventory. Below Cost1 Huge
Savings Call Immediately 1-800-341-
7007 .. .o 2tp 4/1
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencig eand Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (. 850) 647-4047
BOB'S PAINT 0
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzellAve. Phone 227-7229
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Quality First Power Washing
Excellent results on Vinyl Siding, Homes, Patios, Boats & Most All Vehicles.
Driveways & Const. Equipment 15 years experience. High quality work. Free
estimates. Call day or night. Owner Michael C. Hamm
850-229-8664 Port St. Joe, FL Minor Carpentry Repairs
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
.Phil Collier Residential Contractor
S4/ Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
24 HOUR TOWING SERVICE
& A Auto & Towing
USED TIRES STARTING AT $20.00
MOUNTED & BALANCED.
NEW TIRES AVAILABLE M
WE BUY WRECKED or JUNK CARS T.
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 =
Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles. Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
AVON serving lyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 4/1
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
For Great Resulls,
Sell II with A
TV's REPAIRED AT YOUR HOME.
$20 minimum. Lightning damage
our specialty. 227-3333.
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced reftnishers.
82746828 ask for Dusty
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (8501647 3171
Port St Joe FL 32456 Cill 1850) 8991061
50 years experience
Good Work Doesn't Cost,'
ST. JOE TREE AND
STUMP REMOVAL '
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging 0 INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue
Port St. Joe. -
C /1 Charles Tipton
1989 14x70 mobile home, 3 bdrm., 2
bath, new carpet. siding & shingles.
S 10.900. 648-8914. tfc 4/1
'85 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 ba. mobile home
custom cabinets, cathedral ceiling,
hardwood floors w/carpeting. Master'
bedroom has sliding glass doors, great
shape. 827-2385. 4tp 4/1
FREE to a good home: 14 month old
golden retriever, beautiful, very good
with children. All up to date with shots
and already on heartworm and flea pre-
ventative. If interested call Serena, 227-
7228. : p 4/8
House for sale: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, in
...... city limits, fenced in back yard, nice
neighborhood. $45,000 negotiable. 229-
2769. tfi 4/1
A Catherine L. Collier
211 Allen Memorial Way
. PLort St. Joe
Avon (850) 229-6460
MOWER & SAW
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden,
212 Third St.
35 years experience
New & Used Equipment Sales
FREE pickup and delivery
(when we do your repair)
Over 50 colors to choose from.
Also specializing in:
Call Tim, "The
Mobile # 227-5424
BEARDEN's -LOCK & KEY
819 South Highway 7j. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Open MN-F, 3-30-7:30 Phone: (850) 639-9267
Saturday, 8:00-5:00' ,, Mobile: (850) 227-6122.
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lic.#ERo013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
S& New & Reimodeling Construction
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
S CARPET CLEANING
S Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage z
* Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
U (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 4/1
Lot for sale, $8,500. Call 227-7311 for
FSBO beautiful doublewide in Mexico
Beach. Short walk to beach. Many
extras. 850-648-9595. 4tc 3/18
Mostly furnished 3BR/2B home. Ig.
screened back porch, 12.x24 storage
shed. cen. a/h. new carpet, like new
furniture/appliances. By appt. only.
229-2576. tfc 4/1
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. lie 4/1
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer.
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.
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 4/1
Want to Trade: nice 14x70 2BR/2BA
1988 mobile home with nice lot,
90x120' located on, Overstreet Hwy.
near Wewa for mobile home and lot
located at Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill, or
St. Joe Beach. Call 648-5905 after 5
p.m. 2tc 4/8
Want to Buy: Any old guns. condition
not important. Will pay fair prices. Call
Mr. 'Carter, 647-5884. 4tc 3/18
Specialist/JTPA Summer Youth
Program (temporary position). TheGulf
County School Board is receiving appll-
cations for Specialist/JTPA Summer
Youth Program. Persona having applica-
iUons on I'le in the School Board office
and wishing to be considered for this
position must request to have their
application submitted. ApplicaUtons and
.lob descriptions may be picked up at
the District Office and completed appli-
cations should be sent to Ms. Sara Joe
Wooten. Director of Curriculum and
Human Resources. 150 Middle School
road. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. Salary will
be determined by approved salary
schedule. Application deadline is April
16, 1999, 12:00 noon, E.T. 'The Gulf
County school Board is, an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 4/8
Mystery Shoppers needed in Port St.
,Joe. Must have fax or e-mail. Visit
ww.second-to-none.comn or call 734-
668-1836. No fees. 3tp 4/8,
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Immediate opening for an executive to manage a
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You'll work in a fast-paced real estate company in a
people-oriented business. 'If you're willing to work hard
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you. Real estate experience is helpful; management and
sales experience and a four-year degree are required.
The first step is to mail or fax your resume, including
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Attention: Rose Drye, President
1 23 Gulf Beach Drive West
St. George Island, FL 32328
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