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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 15, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1506 HWiY 43 1-.5
VEE:'ILLE AL 35950-1


The Star On Line at http:/u'ww.SlarFL.com
DE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1999


..

Billy Carr Chev. Changes
Ownership
Meet New Owner-Page 1B
School News See Page 4B
4-H Hatches Page 68
America's Most Widely
Abused Drug
Story on Page 8A
Check Out Sharks' &
Gators' Sports Events
Photos, Stats-Pages 10-12A
Hoyt to Share Holy Land
Visit ; Where? See Page 4A
The Classifieds ...
Need It? Want It? Pages 7-8B
Gulf Electric Coop Annual
Meeting Recap on Page 7A
Truck Crash Photo on 3A
Law Enforcement Reports
City, County on Page 7A
Obituaries Page 7A & 38


32C Per Copy
Plus 3U Tax ... 0


Undercurrents Hit River Training


Several Residents Voice Their Opinion On Floating Issue


There are some new under-
currents entering the ongoing
debate of whether to continue
supporting efforts to acquire a
riverine training facility (for mili-
tary special forces training) that
would use the Apalachicola River


as part of its training area.
Gulf County commissioners
have passed a resolution support-
ing the training center being
located in Bay County, at the
Navy Coastal Training Center,
with extended riverine training in


Wayne Childers addresses the County Commission on the giverine-
training issue.


area waterways, including the
Apalachicola River.
,The board discussed the
training facility bringing 300 jobs
to the region, as well as some
spin-off jobs that might also help
Gulf County's long-term economic
situation. Since that time. the
"Save Our Rjver" group has been


very vocal in objectifig to the
riverine training center.
Its members' major concerns
have been directed against "live
fire" training, the resulting inter-,
ruptions of the use of the river-
way% and possible dangers to the
public from stray bullets during
the training.


Martha Davis expresses her support for riverine training.


Wewa Makes Pitch to Host 1999 Major Bass Tourney

Agree to Commit $2,500 to Chamber Commerce to Finance Awards Banquet


FRANK PATE

Pate First


Candidate


In Race

Announces for
Term as Mayor
Port St. Joe resident and for-
mer public servant of the city,
Frank Pate, presented the follpow-
ing statement to The Star earlier
this week, announcing his
intentions: in the May 11 elec-
tions:
"I am announcing my candi-
dacy for'mayor of Port St. Joe. I
want to put my experience and
leadership ability back to work for
the citizens of this city, Since my
retirement from active business; I
feel I have the time to serve the
needs of our city.
t The commission today faces
the most difficult times our city
,t has ever had. Our' very capable
individual workforces are caught
In unfortunate circumstances
that are having an impact on our
entire community.
With my 25 plus years of
experience, knowledge and back-
ground in important areas such
as the wastewater treatment plant
and budget management, I will do
everything I can to find reason-
able solutions to getting our
workforce employed. We must-all
work to keep our existing indus-
tries, as well as plan and recruit
new industries to our area.
I will ,be accessiblle to the citi-
zens and will establish a Mayor's
Office at City Hall to be available
to work with our commission, our
union and business leaders, and
citizens to look for ways to protect
our city services, help our busi-
ness community and bring jobs
back to Port St. Joe
We face a difficult challenge.
Working together using the expe-
rience and talent we have in this
community, we will meet the chal-
lenges," he concluded.


Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners have made a pitch to host
the awards banquet of the 1999
Georgia/Florida BASS Trails
Tourney which they hope will be
held In Gulf County from
September 27th to October 2nd.
They agreed to commit
S2.500 to the Wewahitchka
Chamber of Commerce, ear-
marked for the awards banquet
portion of the tourney, providing
the banquet be held in
Wewahitchka.
Tournament organizers hope,


to receive further donations Iromn
the Gulf County Commission.
Gulf County Tourist Development
Council, and Mexico Beach
Community Development Council
to finish out the S13,000 in esti-
mated costs to host the event.
Included in those costs are
requirements for the host to
arrange complimentary housing
for tourney staff, cash sponsor-
ship fees, an awards banquet,
and cook-out facilities, The cham-
ber would also agree to secure the
use of facilities at White City for
contestants' boat launching, as


well .as a weigh-in area.
If awarded to Gulf County,.
the ,six day tournament would be
expected to generate approxi-
mately SI million revenue to local
economies.
According to, the organizers
attempting to successfully bid on
the fall fishing event, there will
possibly be additional major (six
days). or one and two day. tour-
naments available in the future-
all of which would promote the
economy of Gulf County and
neighboring Mexico Beach.


In Other Business
The board also voted to renew
its contract with the Department
of Transportation for right-of-way
maintenance inside the city limits
on State Highways 22 and 71. The
contracted amount is for
$16,789.16.
The board approved plans for
repair work to be done on the
community, building by the Gulf
County Senior Citizens. Several
plans are in the works by the
senior citizens group to maximize
the community building's useful-
ness.


Board Discusses Smelly Subject Tuesday

Problem Centers Around GulfAire Wastewater Treatment Plant


Gulf County commissioners
waded into a stinky situation dur-
ing Tuesday's meeting when
County Administrator Don Butler
highlighted flow problems existing
at Gulf Aire's wastewater treat-
ment plant.


. As Butler explained, there are
subdivisions that are tapped into
the system, or want to tap into it,
but the system already has more
hook-ups tied in than its capacity
. allows. Butler said there are cur-
rently 276 units tied in, while the


capacity should allow just 246
units. :
Butler suggested the board"
.consider a moratorium on hook-
ups into the system until its
owner (Ike' 'Duren) makes
improvements on the system that


City Gets Keys to Marina
Preble-Rish, Inc., engineer Bill Kennedy hands Port St. Joe Mayor Johnny Linton the keys to
the city's newly constructed 199-slip marina during last Tuesday's board meeting. Royal American
Construction, of Panama City, recently completed the $3.3 million marina project.
City commissioners are in the process of negotiating a lease agreement for operations of the
marina. The St. Joe Company has agreed in principle to lease the facility, but final board approval
is pending the two parties working out the final wording of the contract.


would result in increased capaci-
ty. The board eventually unani--
mously passed a motion for the
hook-up moratorium, which will
be evaluated in 90 days to see if
the system is up to speed.
Property owners, realtors,
residents and developers-many
of whom have sewer taps to the
system, but have not developed
yet-questioned the board con-
cerning the impact of the morato-
rium.
Gulf County Public Health
Director Doug Kent said most of
(See SMELLY on Page 3A)


Buy-Out Doesn't
Change Local Store
Campbell's City Drugs will
remain Campbell's City Drugs
even after Eckerd's and CVS
Drugs bought out the 12 store
chain from owner Don Palmer.
According to Palmer
Wednesday, the Port St. Joe store
will remain open as the only
remaining City Drug Store. All
other stores will either be closed
or their names changed. City
Drugs had stores in Pensacola,
NiceVille, Century, Pace, Panama
City, and one in Port St. Joe.
Along with the Port St. Joe
store, Palmer also retained owner-
ship in the company's home med-
ical supply business.
"I hope to keep the down
home flavor that Campbell's
patrons have become accustomed
to," Palmer added, in discussing
the continuing operation of the
local drug store.


Even a public workshop, held
two weeks ago, failed to-convince
the group that "live fire" training
would be safe with minimum
inconvenience to river users.
Bruce McCormick (a spokes-
man for the training center) told
those present at the workshop all
live fire training would be directed
into a large dredge spoil area on
the river, and bullets would be
contained by the sand embank-
ment. He further explained that
notices would be sent out notify-
ing the public of the live fire exer-
cise, which would be held once
per month.
All boats involved in the exer-
cise would fire approximately
2,500 rounds into the embank-
ment in a matter of minutes and.
river traffic would be interrupted
for approximately 10 minutes,
once per month.
This still has not brought
comfort to the minds of objectors
who continue to be suspect of the
overall impact.
During Tuesday's regular
meeting, Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. called for the Board of
County Commissioners to adopt a
resolution he proposed. The docu-
ment called for the board to
oppose the riverine training.
rescind its resolution of support,
and petition support from area
counties, as well as state and fed-
eral representatives including the
governor and Cabinet of the State
of Florida, to designate the
Apalachicola River as a recreation
area and wild river.
Peters' motion failed in a tie
vote with Commissioners Peters
and Johnny Stanley supporting
the motion and Commissioners
.Warr.e ,Yeager and_,. ha;rjan
mmy Krnox oppnosig.
Commissioner Billy Traylot.-was
attending an emergency meeting
concerning the Department of
Corrections, and was not at the
meeting to break the tie vote, so
the motion failed.
The vote came after an emo-
tional plea from Martha Davis
(resident along the waterway)
supporting the special forces
training.
Mrs. Davis explained she had
lost a husband to the Vietnam
War, as she outlined the impor-
tance of proper training sites for
the military, in order for soldiers
to be prepared for war.
"How many of you have been
on the river on the opening day of
hunting season. You take your
life in your hands," she said, as
she put the live fire question in
perspective.
"Who in the world ever heard
of training a frogman in a bath
tub," Davis added, as she sup-
ported sharing the river in the
name of defense of our country.
Davis was not alone, as sever-
al other veterans also stressed the
importance of military training
and the need to help the military.
As Charles Doyle explained,
"Everyone's against the dredging
of the river, but we didn't under-
stand about the military training."
Doyle also suggested the board
postpone the vote until after the
"Save Our River" group held its
April 21st meeting, so the matter
could be further explained.
"Save Our River" spokesper-
son, Marilyn Blackwell, said the
military had plenty of places they
could do the training without
using the local riverway, and was
supported in her statements by
Wayne Childers, who also spoke
out in support of Peters' resolu-
(See RIVER on Page 3A)


Taunton Files
Two Court Suits
Former Gulf County Judge
David Taunton filed two suits in
Gulf County Circuit Court over
the last week; one against County
Attorney Tim McFarland and the
other against District 2 Gulf
County Commissioner Billy
Traylor.
In the suits, Taunton alleges
that McFarland verbally assaulted
Taunton's son (James Taunton,
17) and alleges Traylor unlawfully
used tax dollars to construct pri-
vate roads.


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More Assurance

PUBLIC CONCERNS WERE AIRED recently over the pro-
posal to conduct military training operations on the Apalachicola
River, using the Navy Mines Countermeasures Station as the
headquarters for the operation. When this concept was first pro-
,posed, it didn't sound half bad. Actually, the way the presenters
made it sound originally, it was a good deal for Gulf County. Local
people would receive some benefit out of it.
The picture is beginning to get a little fuzzier now, and gets'
more fuzzy as time goes by. There are some concerns, which might
prove 'detrimental to our people, which have been expressed by
local interests.
Actually, there are two main points of concern which have
come to light, which need thorough explaining and assurances
that they are. not so dangerous or damaging as they might first
appear.
THEE IS, FIRST OF ALL, THE matter of approximately
2,500 rounds of live ammunition which will be fired on the river,
from each boat participating.
This could be totally unacceptable.
We don't know the range of a M-60 machine gun round, but'
we would suspect that it is considerable. Multiply this by 2,500,
and you have the potential danger from each boat involved in the
exercise. Multiply this'2,500 by the number of boats involved, and:
the figure is unknown since the number of boats was not revealed.
If there are only two boats involved in each operation, the dan`-
ger is still considerable. That would be 5,000 rounds of live
ammunition fired within a 10-minute period in a concentrated
area.
We'd hate to select a day of scheduled operations to spend a
day on the river, fishing Even if the operation was on the opposite
end of the river from us, that would place them in too close prox-
imity to be comfortable.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT another concern is that the rounds
will have a detrimental effect on the trees and bushes which line
the river, and are such a beautiful sight this time of the year.
These and other environmental concerns are being discussed as
Issues.
The concerns we expressed are valid ones to be considered.
Assurances are needed that they are foundless and should be
forthcoming. We want to be cooperative with our military training,
but not at the cost of some fatal accident.


Is It Expendable?
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL Board is just before under-
taking the task of deciding just what money-saving changes they
can introduce to the system in an effort to reduce costs. Of course,
every tax-supported facet of government which operates in Gulf
County is getting into position to make the same considerations.
They are forced to. The county is faced with the real probability
that i,lwillh. ve.to..ex erine,,ax reductions in Its various bud-
gets.
Less taxes received equates to less money to spend.
In the matter of the Gulf County School Board, it is trying to
decide to close one of its neighborhood school operations, all in
the cause of saving money.
This is no secret. The Highland View Elementary School is on
the inspection block, but it is by no means slated for closing down
right yetl There is much to consider before a final decision is
made.
THERE ARE MANY FACETS OF the operation to take into
consideration, not the least of which is the school's reputation as
a plant of excellence.
Gulf County has already closed down one school: this one in
the name of segregation, some 25 years ago. That instance bene-
'fitted the children throughout the county. We would hope this
pending one would benefit them, too.
There are myriads of things to be considered before a decision
is made. As Superintendent Kelley said. "The kids \\ill be consid-
ered, first of all". That's as it should be. There is no argument but
what the systeri would save money without an entire school to
operate. but would the kids' benefit suffer'?
We desperately need to save money; not just at this time in our
history, but all the time! We say, "Close it. if it will not be harmful
to our children's' future."


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbert
\


It All Comes Out In The Wash...


butter pecan Ice cream.
If life was fair. I would have
been the older brother I could
have laid down the backyard terri-
tory rules. I could have ridden in
the front seat. I could have been
the beater-upper .. instead of the
beatee .
A fellow I'd never seen before If life was fair. do you think I'd
stopped by recently to "explain' to. 'a been born on some broken down"
me that life is not fair. "No matter old farm ninety miles from
how you look at It, It's not fair." nowhere do you reckon I'd 'a
Bless his heart, he couldn't glye It taken all those decrees from my
a rest, "'Life is just not ." I dared Dad to "cut that fence row. clean
not interru ptout of courtesy, butI out the stable, get:that corn pulled
couldn't, help 'but think, this guy ,, ws by- noon, hold that calf still'...
seems to be fairly well informed, 'I don't think sol
middle aged adult and he's Let me tel
Just rnowfiguring that outt!! Letme tell you how unfair life
wfguring~that ourt! is.' When I was'a kid, the grown-
The first tip-off ought to be ups ate first. We'd. have the
those strained bananas. If life was preacher and Uncle Womack anda
fair, Gerber would be putting out few others over for Sunday dinner,.
nothing but crushed Hershey bars. and we stood silently by Lill' there
ground up Oreo's and smushed wasn't nothing left but cold tater


peelings and a chicken neckI
At the after church socials, we
played chase and lolly-gagged
around until NMrs. Fennick waved
us over. By then. the extra long
picnic tables had been visited by
nine of the ten plagues that beset
ancient Egypt!
After years of waiting, growing,
maturing and extra hard :effort, I
finally get to be an adult and
now they let the kids eat first!
I could write a book on how'
unfair life is;
The first pa\,ing job I ever had
was picking up green walnuts for
Mrs. Boaz. I was five or six and I
hung with it all afternoon. Folks, a
lot of those walnuts would settle
down in the grass they didn't
want to be picked up! And they,
were scattered from here to ydn-'
derl I busted two sacks and I had
that black gook all over, my


hands-she gave me a dime! A
stinking, lousy dimel! 0. K.. it was
1954. but times weren't that hard!
If life was fair Mary Hadley
Haden would have looked at me-
just one time ....
If life was fair LeEsta
McMillion would have been born
on another planet.
If life was fair you wouldn't
run out of peanuts before you run
out of Dr. Pepper.
Randy Moreland was a good '
ple boy . who couldn't play-
baseball worth a flip. He had a *
Clete Boyer autographed Rawlings "
glove that I'd 'a near 'bout killed for
. it was the best in the whole
town! And I was trying to stop
shots off the bats of Jackie Burns
and Nicky Joe Stafford with an old
two dollar Revelation that didn't
even have any lacing in the fingetsl
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


All of AmericaWas Once Owned by Indians, Until It Was Liberated"


THE FOLKS UP IN Tallahas-.
see are in a tizzy about their
Springtime Tallahassee celebra-"
tion. Some folks'are objecting to,"
the regular facade of the celebra-..,
tion; which showcases Andrew
Jackson as the .main character ofi
the parade which is the highlight
of the celebration. Other folks'
aren't supporting the showcasing
of the character of Andrew
Jackson, per se, but they just
don't know what all the fuss is
about. ''
One writer in the Democrat's
new' Zings column has given the
perfect solution to the detractors
of the plan of featuring the
Jackson character. He has come
up with the plan whereby everyone
collects up all the $20.00 bills they
can get their hands on and mail
them to him.
"That Way," he writes' "You
will no longer be faced, with the
distasteful task of having to look
at Jackson's photo every dayl!"


A helpful solution. .


THE FOLKS UP IN Tallahas-
see are objecting to Jackson being,
featured in their parade, because
of his role in "slaughtering" the
Indian residents of Florida back in
his day.
You remember Jackson's role
in the creation of the state of
Florida; He fought the Indians and
made the countryside safe for set-,
tlers to take their land. It seems
the Indians didn't think too highly
of the white man coming in, and
taking over his homeland and
hunting grounds.


ANt


ETAOIN SHRDLU


.by Wesley Ramsey


Jackson fought, the 'battle of
New. Orleans, .helping drive the
British out of what is now the
southern United States, as well as
secured the state of Florida for'the
settlers..'
No doubt, if Jackson realized
the ruckus his little deed would
cause in Tallahassee in the year
1999, 'he would have 'thought
twice about being the instigator of
all those Indians moving to
Georgia and Oklahoma.

BUT, THEN, -WE must take
into consideration all our other
heroes throughout history and
decide what we are. going to do


about remembering them.
Start right here at home. The,
Forbes Purchase was a case in,
point. Old St. Josepi was founded
because the old Forbes Purchase
came in dispute when the territo-
ry-then owned by Spain-was
claimed by a group of men and the
current residents found out they
were going to have to purchase it if
they continued to live there.
It was formerly Indian-owned
land on which homesteaders had
merely staked a claim without
considering the Indians'' owner-.
ship. They thought It was free!
Even farther back, there was
Christopher 'Columbus. When he
landed in the new:world there was
no doubt about wh owned Florida
then.. The Indians did! But, we
fought and homesteaded and
became heroes on land which was-
n't even ours.

HOW ABOUT George
Armstrong Custer and his army


buddies?
They all fought hard until they
. wrested the entire west from the,
Indians' hands and now-we have
California! -That's. an improve-
ment? '
f .Of course, the.,'Spaniardd
claimed ownership of all the west-
ern United States at the time.
Then,..-we bought ,,it from 'the
French. Did we ,buy lit from the
rightful owner? There has been an
argument over that point, ever
since.
This entire nation' has been
"wrested" out of the wilderness in
which state it "vas once in but
still owned and occupied by the
Indians. They just didn't have)dny
courthouses to'.store -land records
and deeds in at the time. There
were no lawyers in the Indian
nations, to draw up deeds and
bills of sale for the land. The
Indians just claimed ownership
through possession.
AND, THEN, OLD Andy


owned slaves. That, too,. is against
his being, chosen as the inspira-
tion for Tallahassee's parade.'
But most luminaries in our'
history owned slaves, didn't they?
They, all owned huge farms'
and', plantations. They needed
hordes of field hands. They met
that.need through the unfortunate
ownership of slaves.
It. was a .different, day, when
Andrew Jackson lived. It was the
custom to drive the Indian off his
property and earn territory for
yourself while doing it. It was the
custom .for all successful agricul-.
turalists to own slaves. The more
one owned, the more his success-
ful reputation was.
SIn- spite of .how individuals
view, Andrew Jackson's reputation;
regardless of what attributes folks
remember about him, the fact
remains that had it not been' for
Andrew Jackson this might still be
Indian territory, whether by inher-
itance or purchase.


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USPHS 5.1880 THE STAR
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
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SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE ':
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OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers dot not hold: themselves liable for damage Further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully'weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. /


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Smelly

the lots could get septic
installation permits which v
allow property owners to use
land. But, some areas prol
won't meet elevation req
ments for septic nk approve
As property owners c
tioned the board options, pr
ty owner Marshall N<
explained, "The county's h
are tied."
Nelson explained the on13
property owners: can solve
problem is by joining togeth
file a class action suit against
owner who sold the tie-ins,
does- not have the sewer cap
to service the lots.
,David- Roche suggested
board move forward with pla
join with the City of Port St. J
extend sewer service to the be
es area.
Chairman Knox pointed
that those efforts were b
made, ,but the city's ,,(Port St.
situation is not clear at this
and they have been unable tc
a firm price for ;wastewater t
ment. ..
In Other Business
*Decided to advertise f
noise ordinance for Gulf Co
at'-the request of Gulf Co
Sheriff Frank McKeithen.
*Agreed to allow Adminl
tor. Butler and Commissi
Yeger to participate In a co
erlce call Friday with the Air I


River


from Page
tion.
SBoard Chairman Tommy
Knbx told those present he would
call for another board workshop
on the issue. He also read
excerpts from a letter written to
the county from Senator Bob
Graham, which basically stated
his office was taking a long hard
look at dredging practices along
tl4e Apalachicola River.
When Knox set the public
meeting date, Th'Star will publi-.
cize the date, time and location.


Kesley

: (From T-Page -2
.. Youtell methere was anything
fair about that!
'Course, that calls to mind
another baseball story. Me and,
Leon were but in the backyard
playing catch when [ let go with a
mighty long, high heave .... I was
going to send him deep into cen-
terfield-my "big" throw was
hurtling toward earth right direct-
ly where some idiot had parked
our 1951 Chevrolet . as I
watched Leon racing back I
reIembered Daddy saying some-
thing about "n*t getting too close
to' the driveway".
Leon threw himself up onrthe'
car ... too late. The rock hard
h rsehide broke the driver's side
wfZdowl -
About the time my heart hit
tie clover. I glimpsed up at the
back porch where Dad was already
s aming down the steps. Whew!
Mad wasn't the word . He
grabbed Leon qp and whipped.him
for a while for not catching the
ball He didn't say a word to me.
Willie 'Mays was the only guy on
earth that might'a had a chance at
making that play Daddy never
said a word to mel
; Leon spent a week standing. I
spent, the week pondering. .,
You 'know folks,. sometimes
you can be the beneficiary of this
unfair stuff Then you've got to do
sprme re-thinking on the whole
process. Maybe it's kinda like that
"fr every action, there is an equal
W9 and opposite reaction". Ye ole
wheel of fortune can spin in many
directions.
Life cqin be unfair in your
favor!
You get the "breaks" instead of
the'"just desserts".
You accidentally kndck over
the lamhp but your mom imt~di-
ately starts fusling at the cat. The
teacher gets your grade on the
geometry test mixed up' with Anne
Alexander's. You ;slide into second
and the guy tags you six times
before your foot hits the bag-the
umpire .calls you safe. A friend
buys< you a one dollar chance, on
the Lion'sClub shotgun-and it's a
winner ,
David Mark picked up the wal-
nuts the following year and Mrs.
Boarz mistakenly paid me. '
Maybe all -that stuff kihda
evens out.
Shucks,, riding in the front
seat wasn't allthat big a deal... .
i And who knows, one of those
moments when I wasn't paying
attention, Mary Hadley might 'a
snuck a peek in my direction .

Respectfully,
.. .. Kes


from Page 1

tank to discuss, and make plans for
rould future handling of the Cape San.
their Blas lighthouse property and
bably facilities.
uire-
ral. 'Agreed to advertise for part-
time workers to man the county's
lues- spraying trucks. Mosquito
oper- Control Director Joe Danford also
elson advised the board that spray is on-
ands order.

y way *The board agreed to look at'
the an ordinance that would allow the
er to Building Department and Public
At the Health Department to give a 10
but day notice of power disconnect for
city county residents illegally connect-
ed to power in an effort to circum-
the vent permit requirements.
ns to *Heard a public hearing on El
oe to Niflo Weather Disasters CDBG
each- grant funds-the county is apply-
ing for up to !2 million in funds to
I out install stormwater drainage in the'
beingg Highland View area.
Joe)
time, *Agreed 'to restore and aban-
give don a drainage ditch area in
reat- White City, as requested by prop-
erty owner Joyce Isaacks. '


Residents Warned of Wildfire


Growing Drought Conditions Raise Danger Level


Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford has issued a
precautioniary wildfire warning to
residents due to growing drought
index levels across the state.
"We already are recording
drought Indexes in the mid-500s
And higher in many areas,"
Crawford said. "These elevated
readings trouble me. I'rn urging
everyone to prepare their homes
against wildfire now.
The Keetch-Byran Drought
Index ranges from 0 to 800, with


800 being a "desert-like" condi-
tion. This past summer the
drought index ranged from 730-
798 across much of Florida.
"I'm hoping we get some
much-needed rain this weekend,"
Crawford said. "Our friends in
Georgia and other states are
reporting even higher drought
Indices and increasing wildfire
activity. We could be next."*
According to state forestry
officials, dry conditions are
expected to dominate throughoUt


GCCC's Business Development

Center Sponsoring Tax Workshop


Gulf Coast Community acting the Small Business
College's Small Business Development Center,- 2500
Development Center and the Minnesota Avenue. Lynn Haven.
Internal Revenue Service will co- For more information call (850)
,sponsor a series of workshops 271-1108.
'. entitled, "Small Business Tax M
- 'Workshops". The courses will be '-':.
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of the I.R.S. and the Florida
Department of Revenue. The Walks Available to
classes will be held on April 27,
28. and 29 from 6:30 through Teachers & Students


8:.:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Community College, Lifelong
Learning Department, Room
SU243.
The class will cover sales tax.
state unemployment tax. Intangi-
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rate income tax, and information
sources for all businesses.
The courses are free of
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WliereIs The
Bed Tax In Use?
Letter to the Editor,
Now that we are charging the
BED TAX what are .we using the
money for? .
The' Gulf County beaches
were jammed with tourists this
weekend and the beaches never
looked worse!,
t Mexico Beach beaches were
clean. of debris and freshly.
"raked". .
: If we are going to fleece the-
tourists -at least give them a.clean.
beach.
Sincerely,
Marcia Low
St. Joe. Beach


Florida's teachers and their
students can join guided turtle
walks this summer at the' Archie
Can- National Wildlife Retuge. The
non-profit Sea Turtle Survival
League has partnered' with the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
reserve a limited number of
'. spaces in guided sea tuirtl. walks
offered during June and July near
Sebastian Inlet.
The walks are part of the sec-
ond year of an education program
about Florida's sea turtles and
their habitats. Teachers interest-
ed/in participating in a walk
should call Dan Evans at 352-'
373-6441 to check on space avail-
ability.
The Sea Turtle Survival
League (STSLL) a program of the
40 year old non-prolit Caribbean
Conservation Corporation, is ded-
icated to the protection,of sea tur-
tle, through outreach, advocacy.
and education.'
In 1996, STSL began the Sea
Turtle Migration-Track- -ing
Education Program. which
allowed teachers and students to
use the Internet to follow' the
migratory movements of satellite,'
tagged sea turtles.


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That's Today!*


the state, particularly the south-.
ern half of the peninsula. The
above-normal temperatures and
reduced rainfall associated with
La Nina indicate strong potential
for an active wildfire season. The
possible addition of freeze-dried
fuels may Increase this potential
in the later part of the season.
Florida was rocked with more
than 2,300 wildfires that burned
500,000 acres from late May
through mid-July. The fires
.i*4estroyed or damaged 337 struc-
tfires and caused major disrup-
".i oons in the lives of hundreds of
2',thousands of citizens.
., Crawford recommends a"
'i.tiumber of steps to make homes
Sfire-resistant. These Include:
',:-. -Create a firebreak or "defen-
",sible space" of at least 30 feet
.around'a house whenever practi-
cal.
*Remove branches from the i
lower six feet of tall trees near a
house to keep ground fires from
spreading into the tops of trees.
*'Keep roofs and rain gutters
clear of leaves, pine needles. and
other flammable debris.
*Keep enough garden hose on
hand to reach all parts of a house.
*Maintain landscaping free of,'
dead and dying plants.
*Locate all combustibles, i.e..
firewood, picnic tables, gas grills.
etc.. away from structures.
"For very little money and lit-,
tie effort rural and suburban'
"'homeowners can do much to safe-


guard their family and property,
from wildfire," Crawford said.
Rural landowners also can
reduce the likelihood of wildfire
destroying their property by tak-
ing some additional steps, accord-
ing to Crawford. These include:
*Constructing firebreaks
around property perimeter and
those areas where valuable assets
are located.
+*Where and, when feasible,.
conduct control bums on a three-,
to five-year rotation.
+Keep adequate firefighting
and water resources available on
'the property.
S"Wildfire protection is every-
one's responsibility," Crawford
added.
For additional information
about wildfire prevention, control
burning and other strategies
homeowners can employ, contact
a local Division Rof Forestry field
office.


April Is Named Month
for "National Child
Abuse Prevention"
With the number of children
reported abused and neglected
each year iricreasing at an
appalling rate, April has been des-
Ignated as "National Child Abuse
Prevention Month". The goal is to
raise public awareness of child
abuse issues and to teach parents
and caregivers how to prevent this
continuing tragedy.
I'This is a great opportunity
for all of us to work together and
stop the pain and suffering that
child abuse causes," said'
Stephanie Meincke, president of
The Fanmily Source, a statewide
child abuse prevention and family,
support organization in Florida. ,
"By taking action now we can.
make a lasting, positive difference,
in our children's lives."
Nationwide, the number of'
children who are reported abused
and neglected each year has risen %
to nearly three million. Sadly, as
many as three children die each
day from child abuse and neglect.
In Florida, 116 'children died at
the hands of their parents and
caregivers In 1997.
In communities throughout
the nation, thousands of people.
are becoming involved in child. -*
abuse prevention efforts during
April. A "Blue Ribbon' Campaign"
is gaining momentum nationally.
The blue -ribbon was first
used by two grandmothers-one,
in Florida and one in Virginia-to:
commemorate the deaths, of chil-
dren they loved and vet were
unable to protect from abusive'
parents. Blue, the color of hope, is
used in the hopes of stopping all,
child maltreatment.
Support efforts and collabora-
Sive partnerships for the preven-
tion of child abuse and neglect for
Bay. Calhoun Gulf, Holmes.
Jackson. and Washington coun-
ties are coordinated and facilitat-
ed through the "Promoting Safe
, ;and Stable Families" program by
.-Habilitative Services of North
Florida.
Free parenting assistance
and information is available from
The Family Source of Florida by
calling 1-800-FLA-LOVE.


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Garden Club
Continues Sale
On Saturday, April 17th, from
8:00 a.m. until, the Port St. Joe
Garden Club will continue its
"Spring Bazaar" at the garden
club building, located on Eighth
Street in Port St. Joe. Several mis-
cellaneous items will be for sale
including plants, baked goods,
and garage sale items.

/ '


Maxwell Stone Harrison

It's A Boy!
Congratulations are due
Hershel and Came Harrison on
the March 14th birth of their son.
Maxwell Stone Harrison. at Gulf
Coast Hospital. Maxwell weighed
in at seven pounds, four ounces
and was 19 inches in length.
His grandparents are David
and Joyce Moore of Port St. Joe,
Hershel Harrison of White City,
and Gertrude Harrison of
Holland. .


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The Daughters of the
American Revolution held its
monthly meeting and luncheon
on March 17th at the country
club. Regent Betty Ann Owens
presided.
With March being "Florida
History Month", nothing could be
more appropriate than to have as
guest speaker Charlotte Pierce, a
direct descendent of the Maddox
family, whose old homeplace was
recently restored in Port St. Joe.
Charlotte gave those in atten-
dance a unique picture of life on
St. Joseph Bay, and more specifi-
cally Shipyard Cove, as the area
immediately adjacent to the
homeplace was known during the
latter years of the last century.


Express Thanks
We would like to say thank
you for the cards, flowers, food
and prayers we received during
the illness and death of our hus-
band and father.
A special thank you to the
United Methodist Women for the
lovely luncheon they prepared.
A VERY SPECIAL thank you
to Dr. Michael Barnes and his
staff for their care and concern.
The Frank Vetdre Family

Thank You
We would like to take this
opportunity to thank the person
or group who considered us wor-
thy to be nominated for the '99
Jefferson Award.
We : appreciate the recogni-
.tion. Our efforts on behalf of
improving the human condition
will continue. We love what we do;
it is no sacrifice.
Graciously Yours.
Chester, Jr. and Maxine K. Gant


Thank Everyone
We want to thank everyone
for the prayers, food and kindness
shown to us during the loss of our
SDad." ... v
A special thanks to oir pas-
tor. Rev'. John Clenney and wife.
Sandra: also the ladies of the
Dalkeith Baptist Church. Also a
special "thank you" to the
Dalkeith Community. God bless
you .
The family of William
Jenrings Davis, Sr.


Laken Bradshaw
Laken Celebrates 2nd
Laken Bradshaw celebrated
her second birthday with her fam-
ily and friends on April 14th with
a Barney birthday party.
Laken is the daughter of
Torey and Pamela Bradshaw, and
the .granddaughter of Elder
Castldera and Patricia Watts,
Linda Meyers, Ulysee Bradshaw,
and Gus Frazier Miller. She's the
great-granddaughter of Ruth
Lowery.


numerous storms and close calls
with the hurricanes of 1785 and
1885.
The members would like, to
thank Charlotte Pierce, and those.
who donated time and monies to
restore and preserve the piece of
Florida history known now as the
"Maddox House".
The theme of the April meet-
ing of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, St. Joseph
Bay Chapter will be 'Meaning of
'Good Citizen'".


p.m., ET, in the fellowship hall of
the Family Life Center of the
church.
Amy recently participated in a
tour of the Holy Land, during
which time she developed a video
depicting the area's biblical and,
;,historical significance. She plans
to share portions of the .video
while addressing those attending
Sunday.
'Everyone in the community is


Help Host BSJCC Easter Party
On Good Friday, April 2nd, the Ladies Auxiliary of the John
C. Gainous V.F.W. Post #10069 helped the residents of Sunrise
Care and Rehabilitation for: Bay St. Joseph with their Easter
party. The auxiliary donated colorful carnations, hand lotion,
cookies, ice cream, and punch. Shown in the photo above are
auxiliary members Arnetta ,Henderson, Jeri Noble, and Joan
Phillips.


Sitter Relief Is American Legion
Available In-Home Will Meet on 21st


The Gulf 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-
. other informauon. .. ,-.,


Conducting Outreach
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.


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.1
Jessica Korinne Hopper
Jessica Turned 5!
Jessica.. Korinne Hopper
turned five years old on April 7th
with a Blues Clue party with her
mommy and step-daddy Randall
Weston, Grandma Carter, Aunt
Terri, and other friends. ,
Jessica is the daughter of
Melissa Weston and Tim Hopper.
step-daughter of Randall Weston
and Leslie Hopper, godchild of
Teresa and Wayne Frasure, all, of
St. Joe Beach.


The American Legion Post No.
116, will hold Its general member-
ship meeting on Wednesday, April
21st, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting
will be held at the VFW Post No.
10069 in Highland View. The pur-
Oose of theineeting will be to elect
officers for the coming year. All
members are encouraged to
attend.


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
yard sale.
Please call 647-8452 and
leave a message, or call 647-5253
if you have a donation, and tLhevy
will be glad to pick it up.


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Thrf

Can Cause
by Roy Lee Carter, County
Exteio ton Director
Thatched "lawns causes seri-
ous problems for many
Floridians. Thatch is sneaky. It
builds up out of sight often reach-
ing damaging levels before you
recognize its presence. Thatch is
not a disease, it's a natural prod-
tict of grass growth. But, if
unchecked, it can threaten the
health of your entire lawn.
Thatch, which causes lawns
to become spongy and unthrifty,
is an accumulation of dead and
dying organic matter, old stems,
runners, and leaves. It builds up
between the soil's surface and the
-actively growing green grass.
Accumulations of thatch
make mowing very difficult. While
,.providing a home for turf pests,
,.thatch reduces the effectiveness
of insecticides and fungicides, by
restricting their movement into
the soil. Water and air movement
also are. restricted, causing dry
spots and uneven lawn growth.
Saturated thatch dries slowly,
stimulating disease problems.
As I said, thatch is a plant
residue problem. A healthy lawn
S produces vegetation very rapidly.
As long as production of plant tis-
sue exceeds 'the rate of decay.,
Sthatch will accumulate.
Over watering and over fertil-
izing contributes to thatch build-
up by stimulating excessive
growth. Leaving excess clippings
bn the lawn after mowing will add
to a thatch problem. Failure to
'maintain a favorable soil
environment for bacterial growth
decreases 'the rate of thatch











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You were one
of .my special
companions. All
of mine were
precious to me.
When you
looked sad I wOuld say "-Keep pras-
ing". You would smile and say. 1 do
pray, I hase man\ things to be thank.
fill for. One is I am 88 \ears old."
I .will aw .ays cherish..my._.e.e dkv
,hours with \oil
I Light bulbs didn't get 'too high!
for me to replJce. I'll ne\er forget the
little, green frog. You knewv I would
get him out ot the house. And how
, vou laughed when I finally did
Your Pepsi bottles would get
refilled on in\ mune or sours.
Your dried tlowers I painted are
:still on \owir porch %ou loved so
Such.
S; You were alkwas so nice and kind
and generous to me, because 1 talked
so much about Angels ouLI gave one
to nme. You said I was magic.
YOU were a great companion and I
do miss \ou, so mnich.
-Edna Butler
SSt. Joe Beach
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Thatch Is Sneaky Sixth Annual Kidfest
Saturday, April 17th


Serious Lawn Problems If You Pay It No Attention l

decomposition, position occurs if the soil is moist, tions are better than one heavy Ct' G lJ i oas t (Cio g
Thatch control requires prop- but is retarded if it's too wet or too application. .


er lawn management and, when
necessary, physical thatch
removal. Only the minimum
amount of fertilizer for good


dry. Lawns snoulda always be
mowed at the recommended
height and frequency. If not more
than one-fourth to one-third of


Florida Garden

Extension Notes

by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service


growth should be applied. As
said, encouragement ol excessive
growth should be avoided. Liming
of acid soils may help increase
thatch decomposition by stimu-
lating bacterial action.
Proper watering and mowing
are important. Maximum decom-


the leaf tips are removed at each
mowing. thatch seldom increases.
If thatch becomes a problem.
corrective action should be taken
as soon as a build-up is noticed.
One method is top dressing-
applying a layer of pew soil over
the lawn. Frequent. light applica-


And, the texture and quality
of the top dressing material
should be as close as possible to
that of the soil on which your
. grass is growing.
The other basic method of
correcting a thatch build-up is
verticutting also known as verti-
cal mowing.
As the name suggests, verti-
cal mowing is a process of cutting
grass vertucally with a series of
evenly spaced metal bales mount-
ed on a steel shaft which revolves
"at high speeds. The space
between the vertical blades and
.their depth of penetration into the
thatch can be varied to remove as
much of the thatch as is desired.
However, improper spacing,
or cutting too deep, can seriously
damage or even kill your lawn. It's
a job for experts. So, if vertical
mowing,becomes necessary, we,
recommend that you contact ani
expert lawn service agency for
assistance.


Florida's Tobacco Pilot Program Results:
Mo re KidsAtE Now


Saying "NO" to


After less than a year of expo-
sure to the state's anti-tobacco
campaign, significantly fewer'
Florida teens are smoking, a new
survey of more than 20,000
Florida middle and high school
students shows.
In fact. more and more rion-
smoking teens-15.6% more than


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last year-say they will definitely
not try cigarettes in the future,,
according to the survey's results.4'.
The number of teens who are,
current smokers (smoked in the',
last 3Q days) dropped from 23.30% '
to 20.9'% in the 12 months,
between February 1998 and
1999, according to the Florida''
Youth Tobacco Survey. In other
words. 31,000 more middle and
high school students decided not
to smoke-enough to fill the
Miami Arena twice.
If last year's trends had
remained stable, as many as .
10,000 of those teens would like-
ly have continued smoking and
many would have died early-
because of it.,
"Florida's campaign against
the nation's number.rone pre-
ventable cause of death, is si)ll
young--just a year old. But it Jis
already working. It is already sav-
ing lives," said Dr. Robert Brooks,
the Florida Secretary of Health.
The drop was largest among
middle school students, where
cigarette use fell fiom 18.5% in
1998 to 15.1% in 1999. Current
cigarette use among high school
students dropped from 27.4% in
1998 to 25.3% in 1999.
Overall tobacco use, which
includes the use of cigars and
smokeless tobacco, was down as
well. Last year, before the. pro-
gram got underway, nearly one in
four Florida middle school stu-
dents used some form of tobacco.
Today, the number is closer to
one in five. Among high school
students, overall tobacco use
dropped from 35.5%c to 33.30'o in
the same period.
In general. Florida's teens
.appeared less susceptible this
year to the allure of smoking. an
early goal of the program and a
basis of the' advertising agency's
compensation. Fewer high school
.students say they have experi-
mented with smoking.
Instead, students are swear-i
ing off tobacco in much bigger '
numbers, as evidenced: by the
25% gain in the number of high
'school students who say they
have never used cigarettes and
don't plan to use cigarettes.' (The
6.3 percentage point jump
amounts to a 25% gain from the
1998 level of 24.1%):. ,,
Though best known for, its
youth-driven- counter-marketing
effort, the Florida Tobacco Pilot
Program is much more than just
.advertising. Almost tvwo-thirds 1of
the program's 870 million budget
this year was invested in projects
such as marketing, education and
research used to evaluate every
aspect of the program.
Among the program's most'
critical components are local part-


5mok ing

nerships active in all 67 counties.
in-school and after-school
instructional support at every
Grade level, youth cessation, pro-
..grams and a youth advocacy
..group called Students Working
' Against Tobacco (SWAT). .
' The reduction in youth smok-
ing. coming after years of rising
youth tobacco use nationwide, is
the latest in a string of promising
results for the year-old program.
Membership in the program's 11-
month-old youth advocacy,'group.
Students Working Against
Tobacco, recently topped 8,000.
What's more. a telephone sur-
vey of teens in September showed
nine out of 10 teens were aware of
the program's irreverent youth-
targeted advertising campaign.
dubbed "truth" by the teens who
helped de%'elop it.
That September surA'ey "also
showed teen. attitudes about
tobacco-especially those target-
'ed by the advertising campaign-
were changing in the'right direc-
tion. Just six months after the
counter-marketing effort was
launched. more teens felt strongly
that tobacco has nothing to do
with being cool, and that their
generation was being targeted by
the tobacco industry to replace
dying smokers.
However, it is the Florida
Youth Tobacco Survey,. in which
tens of thousands of teens fill out
in-school surveys over a period of'
four weeks, that carries the pro-
gram's bottom line: the number of
teens still smoking.
"The Pilot Program is just
that-a two-year pilot that needs
to be evaluated for effectiveness."
said Governor Jeb Bush, who rec-
ommended S61.5 million for the
program in his budget this year
to-date."
The Florida Youth Tobacco
Survey is the most important
measure of that effecuveness, and
thus far. the results show the pro-
gram is working. Fewer teens are
smoking. More will live healthier
and longer lives."
Specifically, the Florida
Youth Tobacco Survey shows:
/ More'. middle ,and high
school students who said they
ne ver had smoked and never
planned to' smoke. (24.1% to
30.40-, in high school; 38.7% to
42.8 ,'. in middle school).
/ Fewer occasional smokers
in bothmiddle school (13.1% to
10.2%) and high school (14.6% to
,12.50o).
/ Fewer frequent smokers in
both middle school (5.4% to 3.8%)
and high school (14.2% to 12.5%).
/A slight drop In cigar use in
middle and high schools. (17.8%
to:16.2% for all grades combined)


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Lasting Until 5:00 p.m., With
10,000 Visitors Expected to Attend


Close to the heels of Peter
Cottontail is the arrival of another
magical occasion-Early Child-
hood Services, Inc.'s (ECS'sj
Kidfest. Early Childhood Services

Recordkeeping,
Tax Reporting
Seminar at GIF
Gulf Coast C'immunit\
College's Small Business
Development Center will.:offer a
seminar entitled, "Accounting and
Taxes for Small Businesses", on'
Thursday. April 29, from 5:00 to
9:00 p.m.. ET,' in Port St. Joe at.
Gulf Coast Community College's
Gulf/Franklin Center, Room
C109. '
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in a small busi-
ness. Topics include recordkeep-
ing, tax reporting requirements.
employee expenses, and monthly
income statements.
Reservations may be riade by
paying a $15 registration fee in
advance at the Gulf/Franklin
Center. For additional informa-
tion call (850) 227-9670.

The Flonrda Youth Tobacco
Survey, designed by the Flonda
Department of Health in collabo-
ration with the Centers for
Disease Control and.. Prevention,
,anonymously surveyed more than
20,000 public middle and high
school students across the state
-in boih February 1998 and
February 1999 on their attitudes
and behavior regarding tobacco.
The survey's margin of sampling,
error is less than two percentage
points for both' the high school
and middle school samples.


.Inc.'s board of directors, staff, vol-.
,unteers. and sponsors extend an
invitation for everyone to join
them for a fabulous fun on.
Saturday April 17, starting at.
10:00 a.m. CT. and lasting until:
5:00 p.m.
The event \wil be held on the
grounds of Gull Coast
Community College in Panama
City Over 10.000 people are
anticipated throughout the day.
Festival attendees will meet,
Cat-in-the-Hat. hear storytellers,'
have their faces painted, ride
ponies, and jump in moonwalks.
Over 95 activities and 14 stage
performances will keep '6ung and
old mesmerized all day.
Although there are dozens of
games to play and countless
opportunities for laughter and
delight, the cost is one dollar min-
imum donation for each person
[even age. 0 and up!).
All year long, committees
comprised of members of' the
board and staff begin coordinat-
ing the production of Kidfest.
Individuals. businesses, and
foundations are given the oppor-
tunity to participate in sponsoring
the event.
The festival allows ECS to
share important information with
families and communities con-
cernung early education and qual-
ity child care. Kidfest has become
the most important community
supported fundraiser for ECS.
Proceeds from the entrance
donation are used to further
enhance established ECS pro-
grams to benefit young children.
from birth to five years old. in
seven counties (Bay. Calhoun.
Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson.
and Washington): 300 children in
ECS's Head Start Program: and
over 800 young children at risk of
neglect and abuse.


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Find the BEANIE BABY

you've been looking for at the BEANIE BABY SHOW!
Saturday, April 24, 1999 in the
PORT ST. JOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. EST
Any individual or business may reserve a booth to buy, sell or
trade Beanies'by sending $10.00 to:
Beanie Baby Show, 504 17th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Space islimrited! Send your reservation fee TODAY!
Admission prices: Children $1.00 & Adults $3.00
For more information call 850-229-8691
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Gulf Instructors Learned Latest Educational Technology


This recipe is intended to be part ofan overall healthful eating plan. Totalfat intake should
be less than 30 percent of your total calories for a day not for each food or recipe.


1/4 cup port, sweet red wine, or
frozen unsweetened apple
juice concentrate
3 to 3V tablespoons balsamic
vinegar or rice vinegar
, 2 tablespoons water
:3 cloves garlic, finely minced,
or 11 2 teaspoons bottled
minced garlic :


12 ounces fresh mushrooms,
cut into '/4-inch slices
1 teaspoon light margarine
1h teaspoon freshly ground
pepper, or to taste
4 leaves Boston lettuce
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
parsley


As a new millennium quickly
approaches and teaching is revo-
lutionized by computers and the
internet, thousands of educators
from around the world, including
six from Gulf County, came
together to learn about the latest
in educational technology first-
hand at the 19th annual Florida
Educational Technology Confer-
ence at the Orange County'
Convention Center in Orlando,
from March 18 to 20, featuring
former astronaut Sally Ride as
keynote speaker.
FETCo is one of the largest
conferences dedicated to educa- "
tional technology in the United
States and provides a unique
opportunity for educators to inte-
grate different technologies across
the curriculum, from kinder-
garten to college, including expo-
sure to the latest hardware and
educational software. Last year's
conference attracted more than
14,000 participants and 3,000
educational vendors.
"FETC is one of the most
exciting conferences a teacher can
have the opportunity to attend,"'
said FETC President and
Executive Director Michael Fason.
"We provide intensive hands-on


workshops, informative break-out
sessions, and an exhibit hall that
showcases current, new and
emerging technologies to prepare
teachers for the classroom of the
future."
The keynote speaker for this
year's opening session was former
NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the
first American woman in space. In
1983, Ride served as a member of
the space shuttle Challenger crew
and helped perform the shuttle's
first satellite deployment and
retrieval using the craft's robot
Sarm..
Ride served on another shut-
tle crew in 1984 and was assigned
to a third mission before it was
,interrupted by the Challenger
accident. After serving as a mem-
ber of the Presidential Committee
investigating the tragedy, Ride
was assigned to NASA headquar-
ters to work on long-range plan-
ning for the space program.
Ride is an accomplished
author and is currently a physics
professor at the University of
California. San Diego. She is a
member of the President's
Committee of Advisors on Science
and Technology and is former


director of the California Space
Institute, a research institute of
the University of California.
FETC '99 offered more than
200 hour-long concurrent ses-
sions, allowing conference partici-.
pants the choice of a variety of
classes-from desktop video con-
ferencing to exploring distance
learning to innovations in teach-
ing math-where they could learn
specific strategies on how to effec-
tively incorporate technology into
their curriculum.
In addition, half-, and full-day
workshops were offered in a
hands-on or demonstration for-
mat providing an optimal learning
experience through supplemental
training and awareness.
Presenters for sessions and work-
shops represented the best and
brightest in the field of, education-
al technology.
Of the nearly 15,000 educa-
tors who had been expected to
attend the conference, six regis-
tered from Gulf County.- These
included Rachel Crews, Deborah
Crosby, Minnie Likely, William
Truby, Carl White, and Christine.
White.
During the conference, over,


In a nonstick skillet, heat port, vinegar, water, and garlic over
medium-high heat until small bubbles begin to form.
Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes,
or until all liquid evaporates.
Add margarine and pepper. Stir to coat evenly.
Arrange mushrooms on lettuce leaves and sprinkle with parsley.
Serve warm.
Serves 4.


.29 kcal Calories
2 gm Protein
5 gm Carbohydrate


0 mg Cholesterol
15 mg Sodium
1 gm Total Fat


Eating Well Never Looked So Good!


0 gm Saturated Fat
0 gm Polyunsaturated Fat
0 gm Monounsaturated Fat


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Spinach Salmon Loaf is pretty enough
to serve when friends come for dinner
or a family meal merits something
special. It has colorful layers of pinle
salmon, dark green spinach and ivory
pasta, all bound with an egg custard.'
In addition to holding the loaf
together, the.egg custard inexpensively
stretches the protein of the salmon.
When a dozen Large eggs are $1.05 a
dozen (average U.S. retail price for
1998), they're 700 a pound. That's less
than 9c an egg or a little more than 40
for each ounce of high-quality protein..
Eggs--as an entree by themselves or
combined with other foods, such as the
salmon here--are one of the best protein
food buys available. They help make it'
easier to serve economical meals,'even
when you want to make something out
of the ordinary.
Though not an everyday dish, Spinach'
Salmon Loaf is made from ingredients
that are easy to keep on hand and is
simple to assemble. In the time it takes
to cook macaroni and make a few
layers, the loaf will be ready for the
oven. It then bakes for nearly an hour,
giving you time to enjov your company
or simply relax after a long day
Along with the salmon and eggs for
protein, the recipe also contributes to
grain, vegetable and milk servings.
Complete an attractive meal by serving
the savory loaf with crusty bread an4i
your favorite vegetable alone with a
fresh fruit compote for dessert. It's a'
menu that's easy on the cook-any way:
you slice it.
Spinach Salmon Loaf
6 sen'ings
6 eggs
1 cup non-fat or low-fai (I %) milk


I tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1 teaspoon onion salt
1r package (10 oz.) frozen chopped
spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
(about 3.5 oz; uncooked)
1 can (7.5 oz.) salmon, drained
and flaked
In medium bowl, beat together eggs,
milk, lemon juice and seasonings until
well blended. Stir 1 cup of the egg
mixture into spinach. Evenly spread
about 1 cup of the spinach mixture over
bottom of greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
La)er I cup of the macaroni, 1/,2 cup of
the egg mixture, remaining spinach
mixture, remaining macaroni,
remaining egg mixture and salmon over
spinach.
Bake in preheated 3500F oven until
knife inserted near center comes out
clean, about 50 to 55 minutes, Let stand
5 minutes. With spatula, gently loosen
at sides. Invert onto serving platter. Cut
into 3/4-inch slices


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Shiner Diner
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Open 7 Days a Week
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
Daily Buffet from 11-2
Phone Orders Welcomed!
Dining Overlooking the
Dead Lakes Outdoor Dining
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350 companies-which occupied
more than 840 booths-filled ,
almost 200,000 square feet 6f,
exhibit space in the convention
center, providing attendees an
opportunity to preview and pur-
chase the latest educational tech-
nology hardware and software to
enhance teaching and learning at
all levels.
Eight of the world's foremost
corporate leaders in educational
technology were major sponsors
of the conference, including Apple -
Computer, Inc.; AT&T Learning
Network; Compaq Computer
Corporation; Computer Curri-
culum Corporation; Dell Compu-
ter Corporation; Knowledge
Adventure; The Learning Com-
pany; and Microsoft Corporation.
"FETC allows educators the
opportunity to experience educa-
tional technology they may not
have access to otherwise," said
FETC Chairman Bob Bedford.
"We provide them with the tools to
effectively integrate the technolo-
gy of tomorrow into today's class-
rooms."
Say you Saw
It In qhe Star!


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Hundreds of people gathered in Wewahitchka last Saturday for the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's annual meeting.



Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Holds Its Annual Meeting
i ~ ~ ^ ''; .i* ,.' .' *; ; ,' '.*. '- ; *: ** *


David Bidwell of the Wewahitchka Ambulance Service takes the
blood pressure of Johnny Ray Saturday.


Fred S. Young
Fred Sampson Young. 77. of
Wewahitchka. died Tuesday. April
13, in a localhospital. Born in
Jacksonville. he moved here in
1090 from Victoria. Texas. He was
Sa'cabmet shop owner and was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka.
I Mr. Young is survived by his
i'fe, Barbara C. Young of
4 Wewahitchka; two sons, Keith
Senders and wife Kathy of
Beaumont, Texas and John Fields
ahd wife Annie of Panama City;
t vo daughters, Sherri Walker and
husband John of Budapest,
Hungry and Terri Real of Port St.
Jbe; two brothers, Odell Young
add wife Alma of Jacksonville and
4 J Young and wife Fayed of
Jhcksonville,; three sisters, Ruby
Pace of Jacksonville, Wilma'
iowell and husband Fred of
1acksonville, and Juanita Nall
Sapd husband ,, Doug, o,
Wewal.itchka; and 'nine grand-
cpildren.
SA memorial service will be
held on Friday, April 16, at 11:00
a.m in the First Baptist Church of
tewahitchka, with Pastor Mike
Stroud officiating.
I Southerland Funeral Home of
Ianama City is in charge of all
arrangements.

Lois H. Shuford
Lois Hill Shuford, 89, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Tuesday
evening, March 30, in a local hos-
iltal. A native of West Point,
Georgia, she attended Wesleyan


College. and had been a resident
of Port St. Joe since 1940 She
was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include her son and
daughter-nm-law. Blair and Nancy
Shuford of Tallahassee: three
grandchildren. Rick Shuford and
wife Sharon of Lynn Haven. Kathy
Graham and husband Robert of
White City, and Betsy Shuford of
Tallahassee; great-grandchildren.
, Nancy. Sarah. and Caroline
Shuford. all of Lynn Haven.
.Johnathon and Katie Graham of
White City, and Kelley Graham.
Lebel of Fort Walton Beach; and
one great-great-grandchild, Zach-
ary Lebel of Fort Walton Beach.
The funeral service was held
at; 3:00 p.m., ET, Thursday, April
1, from. the graveside iat Holly Hill .,
Cemetery, conducted by .Rev.
Jesse Evans. Interment followed.
All arrangements were under
* the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe. -

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: Nearly 1,000 66 people ,tfided
the fifty-first annual nmeetihg of
the Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, Inc. held at the
Wewahitchka offices Saturday,
April 1Oth.
Incumbent Group I, II,, an'd III
trustees were returned to -their
posts as a part of the day's busi-
ness activities. Lowrey Wilhite
(Group 1) and L. L. Lanier, Jr.
(Group II) were retained without:
opposition.
Group TIl trustee Edward W.
"Eddie" Jones (261 votes) was re-,
elected over challenger Jobie
Barfield, (51. yotes) by the voting
members present.
Members also approved two
amendnients to the cooperative's
by-laws.
Sabra Jacobs won the' grand
prize,, an electric grill, and James
SNewsome, Joseph Lawrence and
Keith Pridgeon each won $100
credits on their electric bills.
The Gann Brothers provided
gospel music entertainment
throughout the morning to go
along with food and beverage),
booths and prize drawings.
Representative Bev' Kilmer
was at the meeting and spoke
briell to those in attendance.


,Beach PD Log)

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
APRIL 5TH TO APRIL 11 ITH
During the last week, the
SMexico Beach Police Department
.answered 124 calls for service,
and Investigated no burglaries,
two assaults, and one theft.
During this same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
' edi two traffic crashes involving
two injuries with a combined
property damage of $3,500. The
officers issued 20 traffic warnings
and seven traffic citations.
Also, during this time frame,
the department's officers made
the following arrests:
*On Friday, April 9th, a juve-
nile female was charged by'
Patrolman Burt Himmer with
reckless driving with alcohol
involved and possession of an
altered driver's license.
*On Sunday, April 11th,
Danny R. Burns, of Panama City,
was charged by: Patrolman
Himmer with driving, while his


Numerous non-profit organizations had booths set up at the
annual meeting.


Lalifo c ens ewasupeddortrvoe


license was suspended or revoked
(habitual traffic offender).


(Sheriff's Beat)


RECENT BOOKINGS, AT THE
,GULF COUNTY JAIL .
Tuesday, April th-Virgie ,.
Briggs, 43, B/F, of Wewahitchka;
violation of probation (sale of
counterfeit substance); Kenneth
Carpenter, 39, W/M, of Lynn
Haven, failure to pay fine (worth-
,ess checks); and -Shannon
Causey, 18, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
failure to pay fine (possession of
'less than 20 grams of marijuana,
Bay County).
Wednesday. April 7th-JamAes
Lassiter, 48, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, failure to appear (worthless
checks).
Friday, April 9ath-Donalo
Beatty, 35, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, breach of peace.'
Sunday, April 1 lih-Rusty
Lucier, 37, W/M, of Cedar Grove,
violation of probation (burglary).


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APRIL: Alcoi


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There was an extra beer from
his father's six pack in the refrig-
erator, and 13-year-old Christo-
pher Dennis drank it. He recalls
feeling "weird". Christopher's
drinking quickly progressed. By
15, he was, consuming Southern
Comfort after school, purchased
by an acquaintance of legal age.
Christopher was withdrawing
socially and his behavior became
more erratic.
"My mother died when I was
14, and that was a real blow,"
recalls- Christopher, currently
enrolled in a program which
treats adult abusers of alcohol
and other drugs. "The liquor
helped me to drown out reality.
And it also fit with a picture I was
building of myself as a rebel."
Christopher is one of an esti-
mated 14 million heavy drinkers
and alcoholics in America,
according to Kevin McEneaney,
Director of Operations for Phoenix
House, a network of substance
abuse treatment programs in New
York. California. Texas and
Florida.
The most commonly abused
drug in the country, alcohol con-
sumption produces a range of
problems, including family dis-
ruption, liver disease, criminal
behavior, and tragic auto acci-
dents. More than 100,000 deaths
each year are attributed to alco-
hol.
McEneaney says that April.
"Alcohol Awareness Month", is an
important occasion to understand
the effects and patterns of abuse
of alcohol.
Parents Facilitate Drinking
By Youth
Often unwittingly, parents
facilitate drinking by youngsters.
"I first drank vodka when I was
eight." remembers Dana
Stamoulis, a resident at a treat-
ment center. "My parents sent me
to the kitchen to get their drink. I
was curious, and took a sip. I felt
woozy. There were no repercus-
sions, so I tried it again."
A common item in many
households, alcohol is usually not
regarded as a drug. "We never
really thought of liquor as a
drug." says Michelle Murphy.
who's in an adult treatment pro-
gram. "It wasn't pot or cocaine.
It's legal. It was something that
helped me relax and enjoy being
at a club or in social settings,"-
although she eventually drank on
a daily basis.
A Powerful, Addictive Drug
According to Mr. McEneaney,
"Alcohol is actually a powerful,
addictive drug that acts on the
nerve cells deep in the brain. It
initially serves as a stimulant,
then induces feelings of relaxation
and reduced anxiety."
He adds. "Dealing with
drunkenness and with alcohol-
related accidents, crime, violence.
arid disturbances consumes more
resources than any other aspect
of police operations, while the
health consequences of alcohol
abuse add enormously to nation-
al health care costs.
"Illegal drugs can be more
rapidly addicting than alcohol
and may well have a more power-
ful effect on human behavior, but
the high level of al c onsump-
tion. which is many times greater
than the level of illegal drug use.
makes it one of America's most
serious drug problems."
Problem dnnkers continue to
abuse alcohol despite the obvious
disorder the habit creates in their



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& Fish ComI

Edwin Roberts. a Pensacola
'chiropractor and one of the team
members who hold the state
record for blue marlin. assumed
his post on the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission (GFC)
last Thursday in Tallahassee.
Roberts, 41, will ie one of the ,
agency's five commissioners who
ivill serve on the GFC panel three
and one-half months before it
combines with the 'Marine
Fisheries Commission to forn the
i.new Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWCC) on July,.


I'm excited about the new
agency." Roberts said. ,That's one
of the reasons I volunteered to be
a commissioner."
AG'o\ov'. Jeb Bush, appointed
Roberts to a five-year term on the
fish and wildlife agency's board to
replace retired Commissioner
Louise Humphrey. Such appoint-
men ts require confirmation by the,
Florida Senate.' .' :; '
Roberts holds a doctorate of
chiropractic from Texas Chiro-
practic College, class of 1983.' He
earned his undergraduate degree
'n biology on a four-year football
scholarship at Nicholls State
.University in Thibodeaux,
Louisiana. class of 1979. Roberts
is a 1975 graduate of Escambia
High School. Where he currently,
serves as the school's team physi-
cian.
Since age four. Roberts has
maintained a love for Florida's
hunting and fishing heritage, and
'he said he is grateful for the
'opportunity to be part of the'
agency responsible for fish and
wildlife consenation.
"Over the next five years, the
management decisions made by
the new agency will be pivotal to
protecting what remains of
Florida's natural wealth," Roberts
said. "We'll have to make intelli-
gent moves."
Aside from his involvement
with local, state and national chi-
ropractic associations. Roberts is
past president and board member
* of the Florida Conservation :
Association. past president and
past vice president of the
Pensacola Big Game Fishing
Club. former chairman of the
Pensacola International Billfish
Tournament.
T ( r'In addition, he is a former
chairman of the Celebrity Shoot-
out. Billfish Tournament and past
president of Pensacola Ducks
Unlimited.
The new commissioner said
he, intends to be a highly accessi-


mission Post

ble member of the panel and will,
welcome input and feedback from,
the public. He said interested per-,
sons can find out more about ;his,
background and activities at his
.web site at http://www.roberts
chiropracticconm.
Roberts said hunting. fishing
anod scuba diving are his favorite',
leisure activities. He helped cap-


Edwin KoDerts
ture the state record f6r blue mar-i
[in in 1985 when his fishing team
landed a 980 3/4 pound monster
off Pensacola.
"I don't deserve all the credit
for the record." he said. "It took a
crew of four to land that fish, and-
it was a battle that lasted 45 min-
utes."
Roberts and his wife. Carol,
have three children. Edwin,
Natasha and Joshua.

Mexico Beach

Blood Drive
The American Red Cross
Blood ',"Services, Gulf i Coast
Region, conducted a blood drive,
during which all types were need-
ed and collected, at the Mexico.
Beach Fire Station Wednesday.
April 14th. from 3:00 until 7:00.
CT.
Site chairman of the City of
Mexico Beach Community Blood
Drive. Frank Healy. expressed his
appreciation to those who stopped
by in the afternoon, as well as the
donors who made the effort to
"give" of themselves after getting
off work.
To find out more information
about the donor program, or other
services of the American Red
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Camp Opportunities at Cape's Rish Park


Last year, the Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA) pro-
vided some $87 million in
research, patient services, and
helpful information to adults and
children with neuromuscular dis-
eases.
For every dollar received,
MDA spends 76 cents in pro-
grams and services.,Following are
facts which give an at-a-glance
look .at key MDA program actili-
lies In Florida.
RESEARCH GRANTS
MDA annually funds some
400 research teams worldwide,
spending nearly $25 million a
year, or $40/minute, pursuing,
treatments and cures for muscle-
wasting diseases.
The association is the coun-
try's largest private-sector spon-
sor of neuromuscular disease
research. 'MDA research activities
in Florida total $2,711,744.
MDA investigators have
placed the association on the
threshold of delivering treatments
and cures for several -muscle
wasting disorders, and they have
pioneered breakthroughs that
may lead to therapies for heart
disease, cancer. AIDS. Alz-
heimer's. Huntington's Parkin-
son's. and cystic fibrosis.
SUMMER CAMPS
Several thousand children
with neuromuscular diseases
annually enjoy a free camp adven-
ture at MDA's 86 week-long sum-
mer camp sessions held at 70
locations In the United States and
Puerto Rico.
They offer a wide range of
activities specially designed for
youngsters who have limited
mobility, or 'use wheelchairs
because of neuromuscular dis-,
eased. Camp programs, though
structured, are conducted in a
relaxed atmosphere 'that give
campers- an unmatched oppor-
tunity to develop lifelong friend-
ships, .share interested, and build
'self-confidence.
For youngsters with neuro-
muscular diseases, the camp is a
magical place where barriers sim-
ply do not exist. A.child with a
disability can just be a child
among friends.
Following is a list of MDA.
summer camp sites in Florida.
followed by -the number of
campers each can facilitate, and
the camp's inquiry number:
Brandon,, 45, (813) 576-5202;
Brandon, 50, (561) 627-5454;
Live Oak, 42, (904) 739-3968;
Port St. Joe, 50, (904) 681-
6763; and Sorrento. 35, (407)
282-2626.; Children are: ustially
welcomed to attend these camps
during June and July each year
SUNLAND'S WILLIAM J. RISH :,
STATE PARK FACILITY
. Children, ages six to 21, will
attend MDA Summer Camp at
William J. Rish State Park from
July 10th through 16th this year.
The park consists of 100 acres of
beautiful' sugar-white sand. sea
oat covered dunes, and shimmer-
ing. turquoise-blue water located
at Cape San Bias-and is com-
pletely handicap accessible.
The week-long summer camp
program is staffed by volunteer
counselors who are matched one-
on-one with a child. This is at no
charge to the families. It costs
MDAS400 to send, one child to
summer camp.
Last year. 32 children attend-
ed this camp where activities
include outdoor sports such as
fishing, swimming. canoeing,
wheelchair sports. They 'also
'enjoy talent shows, arts 'and
crafts, cook-outs. and dances.
SUPPORT GROUPS
More than 200 MDA-facilitat-
,ed support groups meet vear-
round, helping thousands of ihdi-
viduals and families affected by.


neuromuscular diseases.
Florida residents can also
participate in informal "Phone
Friends" networks and take
advantage of MDA's extensive on-
line services, including its popu-
lar "Ask the Experts" feature
staffed by 200 of the world's lead-
ing physicians and scientists.
The Panhandle's nearest of
seven Florida MDA-facilitated
support groups is in Tallahassee.
where, general monthly meeting
are held. Call (8501 633-4466 for
more information
CLINICS
More than 70,000 visits are
%ade each year to MDA's 230
hospital-affiliated clinics and 17
ALS Research & Clinical Care
centers for diagnostic and follow-
up health services.
There are 13 MDA clinic loca-
,tions in Florida, including those
in Panama City (The Brain &
Spine Center) and' Tallahassee
(Tallahassee Neuromuscular
Clinic).
1998 TELETHON STATIONS
Thanks to some 200 televi-
sion stations, the Jerry Lewis
Telethon annually reaches 75 mil-
hon viewers The Florida station
'that broadcasted the 1998
Telethon in this area were
Panama City's WMBB-13 and
Tallahassee's WCTV-6.
Plus. 1998 featured the first
worldwide telethon broadcast, live
on 200 television stations and via
the Internet internationally at
www.mdausa.org.
MDA Local Contacts
In conjunction with the Jerry f
Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon,
hundreds of special events are
. scheduled in each state in the
U.S. The 195 district directors at
MDA's offices nationwide can pro-
vide details on local activities.
You may call. the district
director in the Tallahassee office
at (850) '681-6763, or Jim Brown,',
MDA Director of Public Affairs, at ,.
(520) 529-5317, or e-mail him at
jimbrownTTmdausa.org.


SSims Ent rs
Basic Training
Army Pvt. Jermaine A. Sims
has entered basic military train-
ing at Fort Jackson, Columbia,
South Carolina.
During the eight weeks of
training, the soldier will study the
Army mission arid will receive
instruction in drill and cere-
Smonies, weapons. map reading.
tactics, military courtesy, military
justice, physical fitness, first aid.
Army history and traditions, and'
special training in human rela-
tions.
Sims is the nephew of
Katherine L. Clark of Port St. Joe.
The private isa 1998 graduate of
; Port St. Joe High School.

For the Last Minute
"Tax Return Filers...
Panama City's Sherman, ,
Avenue Post Office postmaster
would like to inform area resl-
dents that the office will remain
open until midnight on Thursday,
the 15th of April, to allow taxpay-
ers the opportunity to mail their
taxes before the deadline.
Also, Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance volunteers will be
available at the post office to
assist taxpayers. in preparing
their returns. The VITA office at
the post office will also be open on
Wednesday until 5 p.m.


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The St. Joseph Bay Huimane
Society collects dozens of animals
throughout the year, many of
which are not able to find a home.
A pet can make a wonderful addi-
tion to the family, or can be a gift
to someone who is lonely. '
Some of the following are pets
that the humane society has to
offer: one large black and cream
colored dog; one rust and white


colored Australian shepherd; one
male black and white' border col-
lie; one male black and tan long-
haired shepherd; three bulldogs
mixed; one full blood bulldog; 30
dogs total. There are also eight
cats up for adoption as well.
For adoption information, call
Johnny Collins at 227-1115 or,
call St, Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103.


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To the deer hun


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now. If'you saw deer but could
never get close, my spot will have
you within yards of these wily
creatures-guaranteed.
i Continued warm weather has
fresh water fishing at a peak.
Shellcrackers are beginning to
bed, as are the bream, and bass
have hit their post-spawn pat-
terns and are in the shallows eat-
ing everything in sight.
Chris Hasty at Shiner Diner
In Wewa says the crackers are
bedding along the channels and
stump lines. With dropping water
levels, more fish will be concen-
trated in even smaller areas. Bass
fishing is exquisite, says Chris,
on topwater baits. f-is favorite is
a Devil's ,Horse. Catfish are also
biting and several over 10 pounds
were brought in this weekend.
Jack Wingate on Seminole
reports that shellcracker are
beginning to bed there also--.
most on the Florida side. Perch
ahd bass are .in theshallows and
biting real good, according to
Wingate. The Fish Pond Drain
section seems to be the hot spot.
Spanish, Spanish, and more
Spanish have arrived along our
beaches. From Hurricane Cut to
St. Joe Bay, schools of Spanish
are following the glass minnows.
Mackerel trees or 00 Clark's
Spoons are catching fish.
Many anglers like to make
their own mackerel rigs and take
advantage of the Spanish's vora-
cious appetite. Soda straws, old
Beetle Spins, and small king
'dusters make excellent rigs.
Catching fish on your own home-
made lure is very satisfying.
The Mexico Beach Ling
Tournament and Festival has
cobia hunters in their towers.


has over $7,000 in prizes for ling
and Spanish. At present, Josh
Pollock from Thomasville, Georgia
is in first, place in the' Spanish
division with a 2.4 pound fish.
No cobia have been weighed
in yet in the $5,000 ling division.
Several nice ling were brought in
before the: tourney began, but
high winds ;'and murky water
slowed the first few days ,of the
contest.
Entry forms are available at
Hide-A-Way Harbor, Marquardt's
Marina, Capt. Black's, and at the
CDC office in Mexico Beach-..
Offshore fishing is still excel-
lent. Even the old stand-bys like
* the Virginia, JC, and Sandy Reef
still hold quality snapper and
grouper. Several boats on the
Virginia this weekend had an
added bonus of sheepshead. They
averaged three to five pounds'
each. There 'are also sugar trout
spawning on these same
i nearshore structures. Cut bait
caught them all.
h Warm water temperatures
have brought' in some species
early this year. Dozens of kings
and sharks have been boated in
the Panhandle. One boat out of
Columbus, Georgia this weekend
targeted sharks and caught and
released nine black-tips. They
anchored up near the buoy-line.
chummed, and were soon covered
up with black tips. These shark
are strong fighters. will jump and
spin, and are excellent table fare.
To all those deer hunters out
there-you want to see deer? A
whole herd of them? Up close and
in your business? If -so. see me.
They're in my garden'and eating
everything in sight. They've eaten
my tomatoes. potatoes, cucum-
bers-everything. Eat up boys.
Fatten up. Fall's just right around
the corner.


Port St. Joe resident Teedy Nobles bagged this turkey on
March 29th during spring gobbler season in Calhoun County.
The tom had 3 1/4" sputs and a 9-inch beard.
Kevin Presnell, Nobles' hunting partner, credited his success
to what appeared to be a near kinship to the turkey species as
he made his various calls.


Spring Gobbler


Season Continues


The spring turkey season is in
-full swing across Florida,.
Although the season for gobblers
closed April 11 in South Florida.
it's open from March 20 to April,
25 in the Central and Northwest
hunting zones.
"Regulations are a little differ-
ent this year." said Lt. Stan
Kirkland. Public Information
Coordinator for the Florida,'Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion. "On private lands hunters
can now hunt until sunset. In the
past they had to conclude their
hunting by I p.m."
Regulations remain the same
on wildlife management areas
(WMAs). There, hunters can hunt
from 30 minutes before sunrise
until one p.m.
The bag limit is one bearded
turkey per day and two per sea-
son. Wild turkeys may be taken
with legal firearms., including
shotguns, muzzleloa'ding guns
and bows and arrows
Additionally, decoys may be used.
Hunters may not hunt
turkeys within 100 yards of any
feeding station or game feeder, or
shoot turkeys off the roost.
There are nine WMAs that are


open to hunters in Northwest
Florida every day or select days
during the spring season. These
include the Apalachicola National
Forest, Point Washington, Robert
Brent. Moore's Pasture, Black-
water. Escambia River, Joe Budd,
Ochlockonee River and Talquin
areas.
"Hunters need to get a copy of
the regulations for the area they
want to hunt and go over them,"
Kirkland said. There are other
WMAs open to turkey hunting.
but are limited to those who
obtained a turkey quota permit
earlier in the year.
Anyone with questions about
the spring gobbler season or
hunting public lands can contact
the GFC's Panama City office at
(850) 265-3676. ,:

229-IP-.S


Mexico Beach CDC Ling Tourney's First Winner
In the photo above. J. Patrick Howard, Mexico Beach Community Development Council's CEO,
presents Josh Pollock and crew with the first bonus check in the Ling Tournament.
Josh's 2.4 pound Spanishtook week #1's top honors. Seventeen more fishing days are left in
this 21-day, two-divisional toUniey. A total of over $7,000 is up for grabs for anglers in the 29th
Annual Ling Tournament and Festival.


"The whole purpose of this is
to make the boating public more
safety conscious and to be pre-
pared when they go on an outing."
said Lt. Rocky Clement, boating
safety coordinator for the GFC in
Northwest Florida. "State Farm
certainly deserves credit for their
help."
The reason for carrying a.
whistle or bell is in the event of a
vessel being disabled or someone
thrown into the water from a .
boating mishap, that it's easier to
hear a whistle or bell than some-
one trying to call for help using
their voice. c
Clement said the two-tone red
and white whistles will be handed
out to boaters by wildlife officers
-and distributed in boating safety
classes and at courtesy inspec-
tions and boating displays.
Depending on the size of the
vessel, other safety equipment
such as fire extinguishers and
flares may be required.,-"
Additionally. personal flotation
devices IPFDs) or life jackets are .
required on all vessels.
Florida law mandates that
any time a vessel in underway
(moving) kids under sLx must
wear their PFD. Although not
mandatory, they recommend ".
everyone else wear them as well.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1999 PAGE 11A


Lady Sharks Go 3 For 3 In Softball Action


' PORT ST. JOE 19, BAY HIGH 4 High in Tuesday's game. The Lady distance to pick up her second Lindsay Williams
TUESDAY, APRIL 13 Sharks pounded out 13 hits and win of the season as she held Bay for five with three RBI
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Port St. Joe scored 11 runs in
the bottom of the third inning en
route to a 19-4'victory over Bay


tOOK advantage of six Lady Troma-
do errors for a five-inning win by
the mercy rule.
Katie Kilbourn (2-1) went the


Hign to four earned runs on seven
hits and three walks. Kilbourn
struck-out two batters in her five
innings on the mound.


two doubles to lead Poi
the plate. Megan Jo]
two for four; Lacey Joh
single and two RBI; Ju
had a double and two
Gant had a double: Ki
a RBI single and Cour
added a single for
Sharks (17-4).
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PORT ST. JOE
GREEN COUNTY, KEN
THURSDAY, APR
Port St. Joe score
. in the bottom of t
,'inlng, and added tv
S0'tfi ourth and the sixt
victory ,over Green Co
tucky in Wewahitchka
Sharks took advant
Green County errors.
Bonnie Belln (14
her 14th victory of thi
she held Green Cou
earned runs on there
three walks. Belin stru
batters in her seven
,the mound for the L
"(15-4).
Megan Johnson w


Port St. Joe's head softball coach, Jim Belin, gathers the Lady Shark defense to stack up some
determination for base hits as they head into the dugout.



Sharks Place 2nd In Ram


Invitational Track Meet


S'Last Friday, the boys' track
team competed in the 1st Annual
Ram Invitational hosted by
Rutherford High School.
'In the team competition,
Pensacola Catholic placed first
with 127 points. Port St. Joe
placed second with 116 points,
followed by, Rutherford (84);
Mosley (67), 'Bay (49). Marianna
(37), Wewahitchka (27), and
Wakulla (0).
Placing first in their respec-
tive events for the Sharks were:
Travis Woullard, shot put. 53'6":
Josh Todd, pole vault, 12'0"; Mark
Williams, 110 hurdles, 16.27, and
11Q hurdles, 44.58; and. Rod
Givens. 3200 meters. 10:15.96.
Other members of- the- team
who scored points in the meet
were: Woullard, second in discus
with 152'9"; Givens, second in
1600 meters with 4:36.7; Mario
* Swanston, second in 200 meters
with 23.4; and the 4x400 relay
team of Swanston (53.7), Bonjour
Hill (55.2), M. Williams (54.3). and
John Watkins (53.7) finished sec-
ond with a combined time of
3:'37.82.
;Davin Baxter, third in shot
put: with 46'1" and discus 144'4";
Tyler Lane and Alex Hernandez,
tielfor third in pole vault with 9'6";
Treinaine Lewis. fourth in discus
with 140'3" and fifth in shot put
with 41'5"; Hill. fifth in long jump
with 19'11.5"; Watkins, fifth in
8060 meters with 2:19.32; the
4x'100 relay team of Jerell
Showers. Hernandez, Jerome
Williams. and Watkins took. fifth
with 51.9 1; and Chris Hendricks,
sixth in 3200 meters with
11:46.58.


PSJHS Girl's
Track Team
This past Friday, 'the Port St.
Joe' High School girl's track team
traveled to Panama City to. com-
pete in the Ram Invitational. With
a solid team effort, the Lady
Sharks finished second, defeating
Panama City Rutherford, Bay,
Mosley, Wewahitchka and
Marianna.
'Leading the way for the lady\
tracksters was field-event special-
Sist Lacey Johnson who came away
with a blue ribbon in the shot put,
a third in the discus, and two
fourths in the pole vault and high
jump.
Aiyana Jeffermson and Jessica
Hlll. closed out the scoring in the
field events with a fifth place in
the discus, and sixth in the pole
vatilt.
The Lady Shark runners were
led by Jessica Hill, with a second
place in the 800; Maclain Howse,
with a fourth place in both the
1600 and 3200 runs; Latrika
Quinn, with a third in the 400
and fifth in the 200; and-Carla
Money, with a fourth in the 100
hurdles.
All three relay teams scored,
with the 400 relay team of
Meredith Godfrey, Leslie Earley,
Kim Pickett, and Shawna Bond
finishing third; the 1600 ; relay
team of Jessica, Shawna, Melissa
King, and Victoria Reed finished
fourth; while the 3200 relay team
of Melissa, Latrika, Jessica and
Latrika finished fifth.
Personal bests were recorded
by Jessica, Leslie, Meredith,
Maclain, Aiyana, Lacey, Carla,
Kim, and Kim Hodges.


Friday. the team will compete
in a sLx-team meet at Tommy
Oliver Stadium in Panama City
which will be hosted by Mosley.
This will be the last regular sea-
son meet for the Sharks.
District 3-2A Meet
On Wednesday, April 21, Port
St. Joe High School will host the
District 3-2A track and field
championships. The field events
will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the
running events at 4:30 p.m.
Competing in the meet. along
with the Sharks. are Apalachi-
cola. Blountstown, Liberty
County. and Wewahitchka.
The top four finishers in each
L .


event will qualify for the Region I-
2A meet which will be held at
Florida State University on April
29thi
"Our team has really compet-
ed well during the last two meets!
They have worked real hard. and
shown a lot of improvement. At
the Ram invitational, we compet-
ed without Rod Chambers and
Kyron Bailey, and ended up losing
by just 11 points," commented
Coach 'Scott Gowan.
"Our goal during the next
three weeks is to get everyone
healthy, and be physically and
mentally prepared as we compet-
ed in the district, region, and
state meets." concluded Gowan.
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While competing in the 1st Annual Ram Invitational last
Friday, Port St. Joe High School senior Davin Baxter, shown in
the. photo above, placed third in the discus with an effort of
144'4". Baxter also claimed a third place finish in the shot put
following 46'1" toss.

Gulf Rifle Club Will

Host Two .22 Matches


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate .22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning,
April 17th. Registration and set-
up will start at 8:30, and the first
match, an ARA match, will start
at 9:30.
The ARA (American Rimfire
Association) match is a precision
bullseye match fired with the rifle
supported on a benchrest. A tar-
get with, 25 bullseyes is placed 50
yards from the firing line and the
shooter has 30 minutes to fire a
shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight,,
scope power or grade of ammo.
. After the completion of the
BR-50 match, a modified IR"
50/50 match will' be shot. This
match consists of a target with 25
bullseyes placed at 50 yards from
the firing line.
The rifle will be restricted to a
sporter type .22 rifle with a weight


limit of 8.5 pounds. Scope power
cannot be set greater than 6.5
power and the cost of the .22
ammo cannot exceed $2 per box.
Just about any good squirrel rifle
will work in this match, and by
limiting the cost of the ammo,
anyone can afford to shoot this
match. Shooters under 15 years
are not charged entry fees.
Last Saturday, the club held
its monthly .22 rimfire bullseye
and hunter pistol metallic silhou-
Sette matches.: The bullseye match
had seven entries and Robert Gay
won the match with a score, of
829-18x. Bobby Gay was second
:with 802-16x and John Fadio
third with 724-1 0x. "
The silhouette match had
eight shooters and Bobby Gay
-won the match by knocking down
15' targets. ,Robert was second
with 14 and Calvin Dean was
third with 12;


went three three, and Belin hit a two-run
, and Bon- home run, to lead Port St. Joe at
)r five with the plate. Lacey Johnson, Evette
rt St. Joe at Gant and Julie Lanford each.
hnson' was added a single. Gant had one RBI.
nson had a ...............
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rtney Lenox PORT ST. JOE 3,
the Lady LARUE, KENTUCKY 2
Lad FRIDAY, APRIL 9
Evette Gant doubled' in
4 7 6' Megan Johnson, who reached on
-19 13 2 an error, in the bottom of the
eighth inning for a 3-2 victory
over LaRue County, Kentucky.
S2 Port St. Joe scored one run'in
ITUCKY 2 the first inning and one in the
IL 8 sixth for a 2-0 lead, but LaRue
d five runs sent runners across the plate in
he second the top of the seventh to force the
vo more In game into extra innings.
th, for a 9-2 Katie Kilbourn went four for
)unty, Ken- four. with. a double to lead the;,
a. The Lady Lady Sharks' 11-hit attack. Bon-
age of sLx ;nie Belin was two for three with a
double and a RBI; Evette Gant
1-3) earned was two for four with a double
e season as and a RBI; Lacey Johnson had a
nty to two double and a RBI; while Megan
e hits and Johnson and Courtney 'Lenox,
ick out four each had a single.
innings on Belin (15-3), struck out nine
ady Sharks batters and gave up only two
earned runins on five hits and two
vent two for. walks to record the win on the


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April 22-25 ....... P5J Citizens
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April 156-17 ...... .WeLvanitchika
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April 20 ... at Maclay,
April-21 .... Chattarioochee

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April 16 .. Carrabelle
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April 29 . District Finals
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May 5 Region Quarter-Finals
May'7 .. Region Semi-Finals:
May 11 ..... Region Finals
May 17-21 ...... State Finals
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April 29-30 District Tournament
at Wewahtiichka


WEWA SOFTBALL

WEWA 0, LA RUE, KY 8
FRIDAY, APRIL 9
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators dropped to 7-9 on the sea-
son with Friday's 8-0 loss to La,'
Rue County, KY in Wewa.
Kristen Jones, Christy Ward,
Joni Grice and Monica Zito each
had singles to account for all of
the Lady Gators hits.

WEWA 6, MARIANNA 1
'TUESDAY, APRIL 13
The Lady Gators improved`"'
their record to 8-10 on the season
with Tuesday's 6-1 victory over
Marianna.
Kristen Jones and Christy
Ward each had a triple to lead
Wewahitchka on offense.


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Gator Baseball Results


WEWAHITCHKA 16, COTTONDALE 6
WEDNESDAY; APRIL 7
Wewahitchka pounded out 17
hits to wax Cottondale 16-6 in five
innings in Wednesday's make-up
game. The Gators scored five runs
in the first, four in the third, five
in the fourth, and two in the fifth
inning.
Brandon Jones (5-0) re-
mained ,perfect on the mound for


Dave Davis fires a pitch
during Friday's District 3-
2A game.
the Gators, as he held Cottondale
to three earned runs on seven hits
and two walks. Jones struck out
two batters in his five innings on
the mound for the Gators (16-3).
Philip Hall went three for four
with a double and two RBI; Josh
Mauldin was two for three with a
home run and four RBI; Tripp
Atchison was two for three with a
home run and two RBI: and Dave
Davis was also two for three with
a solo home run.
"We are still making too many
mental and physical errors," said
iCoach Grantham. "The mental
errors will kill you in big ball
games."
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WEWAHITCHKA: Brandon Jones and
Champ Traylor.
WEWAHITCHKA 5, ALTHA 6
MONDAY, APRIL 12
Wewahitchka, ranked #6 in
this week's Class 2A poll. couldn't
get its offense going Monday, as
they were upset 6-5 by Altha.
Altha scored one run -in the
bottom of the first inning to jump
out to a 1-0 lead, before


Wewahitchka answered with
three runs in the third. Altha
added three runs in the fourth
and two in the fifth for a 6-3 lead.
The Gators scored two runs in the
top of the sixth inning.
Brandon Jones (5-1) gave up
two runs, one of them earned, In
his two innings of relief to record
the loss on the mound for the
Gators. Jones gave up one hit,
one walk and struck out four bat-
ters.
Kelly Forehand started the
game on the mound for the
Gators and gave up three earned
runs on four hits, two walks and
struck out five batters before giv-
ing, way to Jones. Dave Davis
struck out three batters and
walked one in his one inning of
relief.
Blake Rish ,hit a three-run
homer to lead the Gators on
offense. Kelly Forehand had a
double and two RBI, while Bran-
don Jones added a double for the
Gators (16-5).
"We need to find a leader on
the team," said Grantham.
...............
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WEWAHITCHKA: Kelly Forehand,
Brandon Jones (4), Dave Davis (6) and
Blake Rish.
WEWAHITCHKA 11, GRACEVILLE 0
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
Champ Traylor highlighted
'Wewahitchka's nine. run second
inning with a grand-slam home
run as the Gators knocked off
Graceville 11-0 in five innings.
Brandon Jones (6-1) earned
his sixth victory of the season as
he one-hit the Tigers. Jones
struck-out four batters and
walked two.
Jones was two for three with
a solo homer and Josh Mauldin
was also two for three to lead the
Gators at the plate. Champ Tray-
lor hit a grand-slam. and Philip
Hall hit a solo home run. Kelly
Forehand and Blake Rish each
added singles for Wewahitchka
(17-5).
"It was good to see us playing
hard again."- said Coach
Grantham. r
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Sharks Win Friday's Game, but Gators Win Toss for Tourney Bye & 1st Seed


PORT ST. JOE 3, WEWA 2
FRIDAY, APRIL 9
Port St.. Joe's Ashley
Stephens got Philip Hall to
ground out to Matt Terry at sec-
ond base to seal a 3-2 victory over
Wewahitchka in Friday's District
3-2A matchup. Both teams fin-
ished the regular season district
play with a 3-1 record, and
defeated each other once. The # 1
seed for the district tournament
was decided by a coin toss, which
Wewahitchka won.
Brandon Jones led off the top
of the third inning with a single.
up the middle. Jones stole second
and reached third on an errant,
throw and later scored on Philip,
Hall's infield grounder for a 1l-0(
Wewahitchka lead. ,.. '
Port St. Joe (15-7) bounced
back in the bottom hail of the
inning when. Jim Faison hit a high
fly ball over the left field fence for
a two-run home run. Ashley, who
reached on a single, scored on
Faison's home run for a 2-1 Shark
lead.
The Sharks extended their
lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning
when Matt Terry, who doubled


Ashley Stephens struck
out eight Wewahitchka bat-
ters in Friday's match-up.

down the left field line, scored on
Brett Lowry's sacrifice fly.


big for us," said Coach Watford. "I
was glad to see our players
respond after a couple of bad
games last week. Ashley and Dave
both pitched a good ball game."
Dave Davis (7-2) gave up
three earned runs on seven hits
and one walk to record the loss
for Wewahitchka (16-4). Davis
struck-out seven Port St. Joe bat-
ters in his six innings on the
mound.
Freshman Brandon Jones
went four for four with a solo
home run to lead the'Gators at
the plate. Blake Rish was two for
three with two singles, while Kelly
Forehand and Chris White each
added one single each.
"Jim hit a good pitch out of
the park," said Coach Grantham,
"and Dave pitched a good game."

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PORT ST. JOE 10, MARIANNA 3
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
The Sharks used their 10 hits
and a number of Marianna walks
to score 10 runs for a 10-3 victo-
ry in Tuesday night's game. Jim
Faison led off the bottom of the
first inning with a double and.
scored when Matt Caswell fol-
lowed with a single. Ryan
Stephens doubled in Caswell for a
2-0 lead. Stephens scored later in
the inning for a 3-0 lead. Marian-
na bounced back to score 'two
runs in the top of the second
inning. Ashley Stephens, who led
off the bottom half of the inning
with a walk, later scored for a 4-2
Shark lead.
In the fourth, Jim Faison.
who reached on a double, scored
on Matt Terry's bases loaded sin-.
gle to right for a 5-2 lead. Matt
Caswell, who reached on a walk,
scored from third on a wild pitch
for a 6-2 Port St. Joe lead. The
Sharks added two more runs in
the fifth and sixth innings.
Ryan Stephens (6-2) struck-
out seven batters and gave up two
earned runs on five hits and one
walk to record the win on the
mound for the Sharks (17-7).
Jim Faison went three for
four with a double and two RBI to
lead the Sharks at the plate. Ryan
Stephens was two for four with a


... ;.. ,: .. .. .


Brandon Jones is congratulated by his teammates after his
solo home run in the fifth inning.


The Gators. ranked #6 in
Class 2A. pulled within one run
when Brandon Jones hit a solo
home run way over the left-center
field fence in the top of the iflth
Inning. ,1'.
Ashley Stephens (3-3) struck-
out eight Wewahitchka batters
and allowed two earned runs on
eight hits and one walk to pick up
the win on the mound for the
Sharks.
Matt Terry went three for
three with a double and Jim Fai-
son hit a two-run home run to
lead the Sharks at the plate. Ash-
ley Stephens and Koran Peters
each added a single for Port St.
Joe, ranked #8 in the latest Class
2A poll.
"Jim's home run was really



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double and two RBI, and Matt
Caswell was also two for four with
two RBI. Matt Terry. Bryce
Thomas and Koran Peters each
had a single for Port St. Joe. Terry
and Peters each had an RBI.
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PORT ST. JOE 6, BAY HIGH 4
MONDAY, APRIL 12
Port St, Joe jumped on Bay
High early, scoring three runs in
the top of the first inning and two
in the second for a 5-0 lead, and
held on for a 6-4 win in Monday's
game.
Matt Terry (---) gave up three
earned runs on 11 hits and one
walk to pick up the win for the
Sharks. Terry struck .out nine
Tornado batters in his seven
innings on the mound.
Matt Caswell went two for
four to lead Port St. Joe at the

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Area Auto Dealership Changes Ownership


"We're not satisfied until the
customer is satisfied." That's the
motto of the new owner of
Blountstown's Chevrolet, Dodge,


Chrysler, Jeep dealership, Tommy
Boothe. Boothe of Atmore,
Alabama, assumed ownership
recently of the dealership, former-


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iy owned by Billy Carr on Highway
,71 South.
"We're really excited about
coming to Blountstown," Boothe
, said Monday. "Our dealership will
be customer oriented, and I look,
forward to meeting the people of
this area and becoming a part of
the community."
Boothe, age 50, spent 26
years in education as a math
teacher, Dean of Academics,. and
president of Brewer State College
in Fayette, Alabama.
After receiving his undergrad- :
uate degree in mathematics and
physics from Troy State
University, hejoined the Navy and
served as a pilot. He then did his
masters work at the University of
Florida, and later received his
doctorate from Auburn in math-
ematics and college administra-
tion.
After retiring In 1995, Boothe
and his wife of 30 years, Ann,
opened a Chrysler, Dodge.
Plymouth, Jeep dealership In a
vacant building In Atmore, a town
about the same size as
Blountstown.
"['ve always bought and sold
cars," he said.P,"My next door
neighbor was a car dealer and I
used to go to auctions with him. I
paid my way through college sell-
ing cars. Our business in Atmore.
has grown and we now have 25
employees. We plan 'to move to
Blountstown soon."
According to Boothe, plans
are to expand the Blountstown
dealership. He has brought with
him the former Service and Parts
Director at' the Gulf Coast
Chrysler/Plymouth/Jeep dealer-
ship in Mobile, who is a Master
Technician, and his assistant. He
also brought two additional
Master Technicians.
"We will have a top-notch ser-
vice department in Blountstown.
We're not changing much. just
adding to what we already have
here," Boothe pointed out. David


Nobles will be the Sales Manager
and James Jennings will be the
Finance Manager.
Boothe's son, Ashley, 26, will
also become a familiar face in
Blountstown, helping his dad
manage the dealership.


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Summer Registration
S, The Florida Engineering
FEducation Delivery System
(FEEDS) provides the working
engineer a way to earn a master's
degree or further professional
development via ITV and video-
tape. FEEDS is a delivery system
in which sLx state university pri-
,mar' centers participate as origi-
nators of classes.
FAMU-FSU delivers classes to
the FSU Panama City Campus
through interactive, television,
Classes are videotaped for viewing
the same day for those who are
unable to attend live classes.
Individuals may register for
FAMU-FSU classes through the
..J'SLI Panama City Campus
.Registrar. The registrar will be at
the Coastal Systems Station for
on-site registration on April 15
from 11:00 a. m. to 2:00 p.m.
On-site registration for uni-
versities other than FAMU-FSU
will be held on April 15 at these
times and locations:
*Tyndall AFB-10:00 a.m. to
11:00 a.m.; contact Andrew
Colvin, 283-4285 for an appoint-
ment.
*Coastal Systems Station-
.12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: contact
Bette Bruhmuller, 234-4821 for
an appointment.
Students may also register at
the FSU Panama City Campus
FEEDS Office April Ist. and May
5th for universities other than
FAMU-FSU. For an appointment
or more Information, call 872-
4750, extension 200.


Ribbons for Our Soldiers
The John C. Gainous V.F.W. Post #10069 recently attached
three yellow ribbons to the post home in Highland View, one
each for the three men held hostage in Yugoslavia, as a result of
the Kosovo conflict. Shown above, hanging the bows, made by
Ard's Florist in Port St. Joe, are Gloria Young (Ladies Auxiliary),
Bill Young (Sr. Vice Commander), and Dave Kelly (Post
Quartermaster).



St. Vincent Refuge Opens


Lakes to Public Fishing


St. Vincent National Wildlife.
Refuge's 1999 public fishing sea-
son has been set. Acting Refuge
Manager Randy Cordray has
announced that fishing will open
in Lakes 1. 2, and Oyster Pond
April I through September 30.
Fishing will open in Lakes 3, 4
and 5 from May 15 through
September 30.
The fishing season has been
designed to minimize distur-
bances to nesting bald eagles. The
St. Vincent Creek and Oyster
Pond water control structures will
be open during April, May, June.
and September. Low water levels
may make access difficult during
that time period. Due to the
drought in 1998 fish population
levels are very low.
Sport. fishing will be allowed
In accordance with all applicable


state and federal regulations and
subject to the following specific
regulations:
S (1) Fishing is permitted from i
sunrise to sunset:
(2) Boats with electric
motors are permitted (all other
motors must be removed from the
boats and secured to a refuge
motor rack with a lock and chain);
(3) Boats may not be left on
the refuge overnight, and camp-
ing is prohibited; and
(4) The use of live minnows
as bait is not permitted.
A fishing regulations leallet
with map can be obtained from
the refuge visitor center (P. 0. Box
447. Apalachicola, FL 32329) and
the Indian Pass kiosk. Leaflets
Mill also be mailed upon request
by phone (850) 653-8808.


Congressman Allen Boyd rep-. tion. His district also has several
resents the largest district in national defense bases in its con-
Florida, geographically. His dis- fties. -
trict stretches from the western "Our duties are to listen to
side of Hathaway Bridge to Lake the people and pass tLitr con-
City.- an:.r fom the Alarna- i ang-tiheCangreisman" .
Georgia line, south to Gainesville.. ,,Norton said. "'Our phones ring
Port St. Joe's own Jim Norton is constantly with people bringing
Cong. Boyd's ear to the ground every type-problem known, to man
throughout the district and spoke to us," he continued. "In a district
*. to the Rotary Club of his duties as large as ours the people have a
last Thursday at their regular variety of problems they need to
meeting. get the attention of someone in
The Congressman maintains government to solve."
three offices to glean the opinions Listing some of the assistance
of his constituents. The central Boyd has been involved in with
Florida office is in Tallahassee. Gulf County, he ticked off the
Another office is in Panama City. securing of the lighthouse proper-
with the third office in ty and securing funding for
Washington. I relighting the old warning light.
Norton told the Rotary Club "We have been successful in
that Cong. Boyd's district is about securing the property at Cape San
as varied in interests as it could Bias for a park and by the first of
be. From the tourist interest, to May, refurbishing of the keeper's
manufacturing to commercial residence on the site will begin,"
fishing to agricultural and educa- he said.


Benefit Fish Fry
The third annual fish frv. held
to benefit the Mexico Beach
Fourth of July fireworks exhibi-
tion. will be hild on Sunday. April
25th from 12 ioon until 4:00
p.m., CT. Hosting the event will be
the Hidden Lagoon Restaurant in
Mexico Beach.
Surprise entertainment willI
accompany the enjoyment of fresh
'fish caught by local fishermen.
Contact a merchant in the area
soon for tickets to a surely great
f afternoon!


He has also worked on secur-
ing dredging for the channel, nat-
ural disaster funding, grants,
including a S2.5 million fund for
the construction of the new mari-
na.
Nationally, the congressman
has been actively involved in
maintaining the Social Security
program and declared the pro-
gram "safe", more than it has ever
been.
Guests of the club were Bill
Gersbacher of Dahlonega. Ga.,
Bob Bolduc of Garden City. Mich.,
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Judge Moore Attends "Behind Closed Doors" Conference Schweikert Is Deployed
Gulf County Court Judge Bob "Behind Closed Doors II- workshop titled, 'The Injunction play In a typical domestic violence Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Battle Group.
SMoore recently participated in a Breaking The Silence In Rural Process", to a group of partici- scenario. Michael 0. Schweikert, of Port St. USS Arctic's main mission is
conference sponsored by the Communities". The conference, pants on Thursday. The civil pro- On Friday, Judge Moore par- Joe, recently departed on a six to support the fleet through
'lorida Coalition Against which was held at Chipola Junior ceeding for obtaining a domestic ticipated on a panel of judges dis- month deployment to the underway replenishment. The
Domestic Violence and the State College, attracted more than .450 violence injunction'was discussed cussing both criminal and civil Mediterranean Sea and Arabian ship transports bulk petroleum
Attorney's Office. participants. in detail. Each participant in the, aspects of domestic violence. Gulf aboard the fast combat sup- products from shore depots
The conference was titled Judge Moore presented a group was assigned a character to Judge, Moore, who also serves as port ship USS Arctic. directly to other auxiliary ships or
an Acting Circuit Judge, led the Schweikert is one of more combat forces underway.


William R.
iSchlickman
I William (Bill) Richard
*Schlickman, 66, of Port St. Joe,
passed away Monday, April 12th,
after an extended illness. He was
'born in Piqua, Ohio, and had
been a resident of Port St. Joe
;since 1980. He Nwas a member of
ithe St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
He served in the Army in Korea,
Iand was a life member and former
'Post Commander of V.F.W. Post
i#10069.
i He was preceded in death by
1his brother, Robert; and Was
!cared for and survived by 'his
mother, Hilda Bundschuh of, Port
,St. Joe; and a brother Edward
:Schlickman of Sierra Vista,
,Arizona.
Mass was held at St. Joseph
SCatholic Church on Wednesday,
S I April 14th, at 5 p.m., ET. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests dona-
tions be made to V.F.W. Post
#10069. .
All services were ,hde E the
i direction of Comfortebr Furiefal
Home of Port St. Joe." '.

Thomas O'eef.
SThomas O'Keefe, age48 .' of
,Mexico Beach, died Frid. '"iorn-
ing April 9, at Bay MWdi6 C&eitter.j',
'Born in Lowell.a Mais'.busetts..
he moved to Ndi eec.h ,I.n-
1985 from Holidt i; ,':
Mr. O'Kee ,Y d' orj. r
Rockwell Inter 6'I'.a .,
neer, having worked on 'th.'-'7
fighter planes. lIe al]sovervAin
the U.S. Armv in, ropean
and Pacific Thea'es., H4 was'a
member of Our- i.iv of
SGuadalupe Rormat ', ;Catholic.
Church. ';'
Mr. O'Keefe r[celed [n
death by two- s. irsj.., SR.M3
Euphrasia and' Catherine
Halberg. He is survived by one
sister Mary Nolan, of Mexico
Beach; three nephews, William
Evans. Terence Nolan and
Timothy Nolan; one grandniece
and nephew; and one great-
grandniece and nephew.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 10:30 a.m., CT,
Monday, April 12, at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Roman Catholic
Church in Mexico'. Beach with
interment following at, Garden of
Memories Cemetery.
The family had received
friends at Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home on Sunday, April
11, from 4 until 6 p.m., CT. with a
5 p.m. rosary. Father Lambert
officiated all services. In lieu of
flowers, the family had requested
donations be made to Our Lady of
Guadalupe Roman Catholic
Church.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home of Port St., Joe was In
charge of all arrangements.




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James Vandevender
James Reginald Vandeven-
der, 82, of Port St. Joe, passed to
the Heavenly Father April 9 after
a short illness at Columbia Gulf
Coast Hospital in Panarha City.
He was born July 5, 1916, in
Winston County, Louisville,
Mississippi, of parents Wiley
Vandevender and Winnie
McBrayer Vandevender.
He will be missed by family
and friends of First Pentecostal
Holiness Church of Port St. Joe.
Mr. Vandevender is survived by
one son, James Davis
Vandevender: one, daughter
Patricia Noveroske, both of Ft.
Worth. Texas: one 'brother,
Thomas Edward Vandevender of
White City; two sisters, Earlean
McLain of Austin, Texas, and
Beatrice Payne of Lambert,
Mississippi: and, four grandchil-
dren, Amy Jeanine Vandevender.
James Darrel Vandevender,
James Larry Kent Jr., and
Zachary Blaine Kent.
He was preceded in death by
one son, Jerry Wayne
Vandevender. Funeral services
were conducted on Tuesday, April
-. 13, at the First Pentecostal
'.,Holiness Church in Port St. Joe.
tIlierment followed at Holly Hill
.Cemetery with Rev. Gus
,ICarpenter having officiated.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
*. Homte..of.P0rt. St.' Joe was in
cho7ge. of all arrangements.
1, .V, S'. .

George L. Cooper
George L. Cooper. 81, of
Wewahiithkh.. died Saturday
after'nipop' at "his residence. Mr.
Cooper.was born m Ochlochonee,
6. orgia. 'He moved here in 1965
frm.-Fort Benning, Georgia.
.Mr. Cooper was retired from
the U:S. Army, having served in
World War II and the Korean
Conflict. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Wewa-
hitchka, belonged to Masonic
Lodge No. 289, and V.F.W. Post
8285.
Survivors include his wife,
Theresa Cooper: son. Buddy
Cooper. both of Wewahitchka: two
daughters, Stephanie Smith of
Panama City, and Joellyn
Cobleidh of Westford,
Massachusets: six grandchildren:
and one great-grandchild.
Services for Mr. Cooper were
held Tuesday. April 6, at 11:00
a.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Wewahitchka, with pastor Mike
Stroud.officiatigi. 'Interment fol-
low%,ed. at Holly Hill Cemetery in
Port St. Joe. Full military honors
were accorded at graveside, and
Masonic Lodge No. 289 provided
the masonic rights.
rn lieu of flowers the family.
requests donations to.be made to i
the First Baptist Church of'
Wewahitchka in Mr. Cooper's



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Samuel Alexander, Jr.
Samuel Alexander, Jr.
Samuel Alexander, Jr., of
Grenta, Louisiana, died on
Monday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m.
at the age of 51.
He was, the beloved husband
Sof Jeseras B. Alexander; son of
the late Elder Samuel Alexander,
Sr. and 'Missionary Elizabeth
Snead Alexander; father of
Samuel Jabbar Alexander of Port
St. Joe; brother of Betty J..
Alexander of Jacksonville.
Geraldine Wilson of Port St. Joe,
Barbara J. Thomas of Orlando,
Leonard Alexander of West
Virginia, Willie J. Alexander and
%wife (Pamela) of Port St. Joe.
Christopher D.-' Alexander and
wife (Margetta) of Port St. Joe; and
two aunts. Francis Scott of
Orlando and Lette. Alexander of
St. Petersburg.
He is also survived by a host
of nephews, nieces, cousins, and
sorrowing friends.
He served in the U. S. Marine
Corps. Later, he entered college
where he successfully completed
three degrees, a B.S. in meteorol-
ogy, B.S. in accounting. and a
B.S. in theology. After completing
college he entered the U. S. Navy
and served as a meteorologist.
He also worked with Charles
Fonti Parrish Orleans ; Sheriffs
Department until his illness
forced him into retirement. The
meteorology department, Charles
Fonti Parrish Orleans Sheriffs
'Department and employees "of
Heberina Bank were In\ited to the
funeral services along with the
family and friends on April 3rd.
He was laid to rest at the West
Lawn Cemetery in New Orleans.
He was given U. S. Navy Military
'Details. The family wishes to
thank the community' for all of its
prayers and support throughout
this time in their lives.

Edward E. Wilson
Edward Eugene Wilson, 80, of
Apalachicola. died Tuesday, April
6. in Panama City.
A native and lifelong resident
of Apalachicola, Mr. Wilson had
served in the Army Air Corps. as a
-paratrooper, during World War II.
He was a commercial fisherman
-and attended the First
Pentecostal Holiness Church in
Apalachicola.
Survivors include one son,
Mark Wilson of Apalachicola;
three, daughters, Lisa Bentley of
Eastpoint, Cynthia Diane Figueira
of Port St. Joe, and Martha
Flowers- of Apalachicola: six
grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.


Funeral services were held on
Thursday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. at
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church in Apalachicola. Inter-
ment followed in Magnolia
Cemetery in Apalachicola.
Kelly Funeral Home of
Apalachicola was in charge of
arrangements.


panel on the topics of criminal
prosecution and temporary civil
injunctions.
Other judges on the panel
were Chief Circuit Judge Judy M.
Pittman and Circuit Judge Bill
Wright. The audience had the
opportunity to ask questions as
the judges made their presenta-
tions.
The conference attracted peo-
ple in the medical, social service,
law enforcement, corrections and
education fields. Additionally. \ic-
tim advocates received specialized
training. There were no lees
charged the participants In the
conference.


Wewahitchka
Commodity :
Recertification
Certification (onlY) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on
Wednesday, April 21st, from
12:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT, at the old
courthouse. Those In Wewahitch-
ka whose cards have expired
should bring the :necessary,;
papers on that day to recerulyv.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 8:00
. a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
- 5:00 p.m.. ET. for certification.
"' Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
May. For further information feel'
free to call 229-9114, 639-5068,
or 639-5069.



Gulf Tobacco-Free
Partnership Will
Meet Next Tuesday.
'' The next meeting of the
-, ,Tobacco-Free Partnership of Gulf
County Is scheduled for Tuesday.
April 20th, at 4:00 p.m., ET, at
the Port St. Joe High School
Media Center. Everyone, is invited
to attend.
The partnership will be
accepting nominations for a new
state S.W.AT. representative.
Qualifications for nominations
will be for someone who is an-
active S.W.A.T. member who has
made a difference within flie
community and will be in grades
nine through 11 during the school
year 1999-2000.
All S.W.A.T. members will
have an opportunity to vote for
this representative. The voting
process will be announced at the .
meeting. Remember, if you would
like to nominate someone or your-
self for this position, you are
urged to attend the next meeting.,
"Second-Hand Smoke' train-
ing will be offered by the
American Lung Association on
April 28 at 4:00 p.m. (ET) at the
Gulf County Health Department.
Space is limited and names
will be accepted on a first-come,
first-serve basis. If you would like
to attend please call Sabrinap
Burke,' Tobacco Prevention
Coordinator, at the Gulf County
Health Department at 227-1276,
ext. 114.

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which departed its home port of
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PSJ Elementary Kick's Off "Career Week"
To kick-off Port St. Joe Elementary School's "Career Week',' a coloring, coloring and writing,
and essay contest was held. During "Career Week" business people, parents, and community .
helpers have been talking to the students about their job and the training required for it. Winners 4.
and second and third place contest finishers are shown in the photo above.
First row, from left: Pre-K-Brittany Parkerson (first), Kara Harrelson (second), Avery Little
(third); kindergarten-Katie Lloyd (first), Kady Dunlap (second), Megan Gannon (third): first
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and Angela Griffin (third).
Second row, from left: first grade-Rebecca Furr '(honorable mention): second grade-Susan
Mullen (first), Tayler Byrd (second), Chris Lynn (third), Anelise Cimino (honorable mention); third
grade-Meagen Langley (first), Alex Flanagan (second), and Matthew Wright (third).
Third row, from left: third grade-Carolyn -Marley and Lori Barnes (honorable mention); fourth
grade-Amelia Brockman (first), Ethan Littleton (second), Angelica Driesbach 'and [not pictured]
Jimmy Curry (third place); fifth grade-Emily Raffield (first), Jessica Mock (second), Brittany
Kropp and [not pictured] Anna McFarland. (third), and Stephen Dykes. [not pictured. (honorable .
mention).


Immunizations
Immunizations will be given
at the Gulf County Health
Department on Wednesday. April
21, and Wednesday, April 28. For
more information, please call
227-1276.
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


Kids Say The Funniest
Things
"Undertaker"
Melanie Hinote, second grade
teacher, was telling her class
about an upcoming field trip. She
said they were going to the beach.
One- child asked if they could
play in the water, and Miss
Melanie said yes they could but
they couldn't go out very far. Little
Whitney Melvin said, "Yes, If you
do, the 'undertaker' will get you!"
She meant 'under-tow'l
Losing Weight
A little boy walked up to Mr.
Wooten on the sidewalk and said,
"Mr. Wooten, you look like you've
lost weight." Mr. Wooten. who is
losing was' so pleased-and said,
"-iow x 'you tell?" The little boy
answered, "Your buttocks are
smaller!"
Are We Having Fun Yet?
When Mr. Wooten taught in
Alaska, he told his class that they
were going on a field 'trip and they
would have so much fun. On the
bus a little kid' asked him, "Mr.
Wooten, are we having fun yet?"
Pronounce the Winner
On my tests in third grade. I
announce the top scores after-


..-ByLinda Whitfield


wards to the class as a means of
motivation. Little Cody Raffleld
asked me Friday, "Miss Linda, will
you, pronounce the winners
today?"
The Traveling Storyteller
Although she does not get
paid for her skills, Barbara
Shirley-Scott has gotten quite a
- 'reputation for her knack of te'llipg
stories. recently she visited
Linda Whitfield's third grade
class, the Girl Scout Troop, and
Alice Walker's kindergarten class.
All -of the stories were great and
we appreciate her taking time to
share with us.
Odyssey Of The Mind Travels
To Tampa
Although they didn't win, the
OM team had a wonderful time in
Tampa over the weekend. The
team and chaperones left Friday
morning and returned'., Sunday


From the Principal of "


Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes .'


REGISTRATION!
Registration, is in full swing.,
Students and parents are.select-
ing what classes they need to take
next year-now if they'll just stay
in those classes and not change
later for whatever reason, it' will
help to cut down an awful lot of
r extra paperwork and man hours.

Why do they change? Often
for no better reason than a friend
may or may not be in that partic-
ular class, or maybe they've heard
that the teacher was harder than
they wanted: .but the big reason is
usually to try to avoid a difficult
class in favor of an easier class. It
Is sometimes amazing how atti-
tudes change between registra-


tion and actual class time.
'Most students would be bet-
ter off If they stock to the original
schedule, and had to overcome
any challenges that schedule pre-
sented, rather than convincing
parents that they just can't tackle
that hard course or that it might
cause them to lose a few tenths of
a point on their GPA. They must
learn to overcome challenges, not
avoid them. if they expect. to suc-
ceed in anything.
Baseball district will be in
Wewa on April 27 and 29. The
Gators received the # I seed
thanks to a coin flip with St. Joe.


night.
They stayed busy the whole
time, but had time to visit a won-
derful museum. Kim Whitfield
even got into a hurricanes Much
thanks to the WES PTO who
helped with travel expenses.
Easter Luncheon
The CP' classes' had a lun-'1
cheon f6r 'theirI parerits duringl
Easter' "week. They enjoyed'
spaghetti and the flower pots the'
kids made.
CDA
Congratulations to Teresa
Redd and Janice Nelson who
received their Child Development
Associate certificate this week.
Both ladies work at Pre-K as an
aide.
Austin Chumney Is "Student
Of The Week"
Pre-K teacher Jan Thornberg


Blountstown (#3) and St. Joe (#2)
will open Wednesday night at 6 or
6:30 central time.
Softball district will be held in
Wewa on April 29 & 30. St. Joe
will be the 1I seed, which means
Wewa and Blountstown will open
Thursday at 4:00 p.m. central.
'The finals will be Friday.
Track district Is April 21 at
Port St. Joe starting at 1:00.
Coach Wayne Flowers
announced he Is moving to full
time Athletic Director at WHS for
1999-2000, relinquishing the.
football reins he assumed in
1992.
Coach Flowers took control of '
the Gators during hard Limes,
starting with a group that had
only four returning players from ,
the previous year. He rebuilt the
Gators Into a district contender in"'
three years, and continued to be
competitive until this past year
when a shortage of personnel
resulted in an unsuccessful sea-'
son.
Coach Flowers will oversee


, chose the five year old son of
Linda Jo and Mike Chumney as
her choice for "Student of the
Week".
Austin's favorite thing to do is
to "play ball with daddy." He has
a sister, Kayla, who is in the third
grade. When he grows up, he
would like to play football
because, "I like Itl" Some of his
favorites are: color, blue; TV'
show. "Wheel of Fortune"; and
song, "Jesus Loves Me."
Austin would like to visit the
Smokey Mountains someday if he
could. Austin said this about his
family, "Love ya, Dad and Mom."
Ms. Thornberg said, "Austin is a
wonderful student. He has
become a leader among, his peers.
He'is'a jody toteach."' .
Austin will receive a free pizza
from Will McLemore at the Dixie
Dandy. Congratulations, Austinl
Upcoming Events .
*CP Program, Thursday, April 15
(You'll never forget that date!)
Times are 8:15 and 9:00.
*Teacher Inservice. April 26 and
27
*Progress Reports, April 22
*Sixth Grade Fun Friday, April
23


the entire athletic program and
continue to teach his classes. A
replacement has not been named
at this time.

If you receive an invite to the
Academic Banquet. please
respond ASAP. We need 'to know
how many will attend to make
preparations. With a successful
year in place it's bound to be
crowded Please respond.
Have a great week!



SJ Band Boosters

Rummage Sale
The Port St. Joe High School
"Band of Gold" Boosters have
rescheduled their rummage sale
for Saturday, May 1st. They wel-
come any and all donations from
anyone in the community. Call
Tessle Myrick at 827-7431 with
any items you may wish to
donate.


Read Across America Celebration
On March 2, the first graders at Port St. Joe Elementary
School participated in "Read Across America" by celebrating Dr.
Seuss' birthday. The students celebrated by listening to guest
readers read a selection of books by Dr. Seuss. They were capti-
vated by delightful renditions of Dr. Seuss' book, Green Eggs
and Ham, presented by local noted high school athletes, shown
in the photo above, Jim Faison (center) and James Daniels
(right).
They also enjoyed Dr. Seuss books read by parents, Scott
Hoffman and Jeff Furr. In addition, they were very entertained
by Superintendent Jerry Kelley (on left above) who dropped by
and celebrated by graciously wearing a "Cat Hat". As a culmi-
nating activity, the students cooked and ate. green eggs and
ham. Everyone had. a wonderful time participating in "Read
Across America". #


P: A..* Act erfl...


1998-'99


Erica Alles will be participat-
ing this week in a writing competi-
tion for the Teachers of English
Writing Award. She was nominat-
ed by the English Department of
Port St. Joe High School for her.
exemplary writing ability. The
award is a national award given to
several students around the coun-
try.
Mrs. Comforter, music teacher
and sponsor of the week-old
Chess-Backgammon Club, Is
pleased with the response she has
received. The club meets every day
and averages about 17 students
attending. Currently, they are in
the organizational stage and are
developing their gaming skills.
"Odyssey of the Mind", the
drama competition team at Port
St. Joe High School, traveled .to
Tampa to compete in state compe-
tition last Saturday. Andrew
O'Barr, Matt Daves, Hillary
Patterson, Lisa Curry, and
Chrystal Follin traveled to USF to
perform a play written and per-
formed by the company called
"The Tale of Troubled Truth".
This Friday, Gulf Coast
Community College will host
"Senior Day". The day's activities
will include a tour of the campus,
an art show, a band, three school
tug-of-war battle, food, games,
prizes, and a titanic water slide.
Comfortable dress will be strongly
recommended.


Progress reports will be
handed out next Thursday.
On April 24, Port St. Joe will
host the regional track and field'
meet in Tallahassee at Mike Long'
Track at FSU. It will be the North,
I District Meet and will begin at a
time to be announced later.
This year, the FSHAA has
charged the district alignments
for next year's sports teams in an
attempt to even the districts. The
boys' basketball team next yeari
will be in District 4 with,
Apalachicola, Blountstown,'
Carrabelle, Liberty County and
Wewahitchka.
Girls' basketball district will
be #3 and they will compete in
the 'same district as'
Apalachicola, Carrabelleil
Greensboro, Liberty County, and.
Wewahitchka. =
The football team will com-
pete in District 2 with
Apalachicola,' Blountstown,
Carrabelle, Liberty County; and
Wewahitchka.
The volleyball team will corn-,
pete in District 3 with
Apalachicola, Carrabelle. Liberty
County, and Wewahitchka.
Baseball and softball Is to be,
announced.
On April 19-20, Adam White'
and Susan Medina will 'be going
to the Student Council State
Competition in Pensacola, repre-
senting Port St. Joe.
And, that's how it is on this
day. April 15th.


S-Gulf County Schools
i: j.Lunch Menu .. : 2:


MON- Beef Patty with Bun,
French Fries. Applesauce
Jello, Carrot sticks, and Milk.
TUES- Turkey, Sandwich,
French Fries, Peaches,
Applesauce Cake, and Milk.
WEDS- Ham Sandwich. Tater
Tots, Orange, Graham
'Crackers, and Milk:. -
THURS- Turkey-Baked,
Mashed Potatoes. Green
Beans. Peaches, Roll, and
Milk.
FRI- Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, ,Pears, Bread Sticks
'with Dressing, and,Milk.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS. ,


Dates To Remember ...
April 15--Kindergarten Registra-
tion
April 16-Secretary's Day
April 19-23-Earth Week
April 19-23-St. Augustine field
trip, fourth and fifth graders
April 26-27-Inservice days
Happy Secretary's Day .
to our secretary, Carolyn Peak.
"Miss Carolyn", as ,she-.s affec-
tionately known, has been the
, .school secretary for 19 years.
Have p great day! We love youl
Kindergarten, Registra-
tion, is being held today. 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 'immu-
nization and physical within the
year. Also, we'd like to meet your
student.
On-Site Assessment Team
.,..We have had the pleasure of.
an on-site assessment team visit-
ing our school campus for the


from Highland View Elementary School1


past three days. Principal Minnie
Likely and teachers Invited the
team to assess our school 'slt&'
academically, so that we might,
learn our strengths -and weak-
nesses in order to serve our stu-
dents needs more thoroughly.
The assessment can help us,
'as teachers to plan and imple-'
ment areas of ,learning for0 the
coming year 1999-2000.
We want to thank Lilli
Speights from Jackson County,
Belinda McLane, from Grand
Ridge, and, Nellie. Mitchell from
Vernon and representing P.A.E.C.
for sharing our campus with us.
We have enjoyed your being a part
of our atmosphere of learning and
our beautiful view' of St. Joseph's
Bay! Thank you!


Odyssey Of The Mind. .
We are very proud of or "Odyssey
of the Mind" team who represent-
'ed Highland View at state compe-
tition in Tampa. this past week-
end. With this having been the
first tin-ie that Gulf County has
participated in OM competition.
and with three of our schools hav-
'.ing competed in state for world,
finals, the experience, knowledge,
and spirit gained means a "feel-
ing" of being on "top of the world"!

This past weekend will never
be forgotten by these students!
Nor for any students who made
the trip! The tremendous amount
of teamwork, creativity, and spirit
that these OM students became a
part of as they performed and


observed also allowed them to
enjoy the enthusiasm and deter-,
,minatlon that is characteristic of:
.OM competition.
The some 2,500 'students,
coaches, and others who partic-
ipated in the awards; ceremony;
were all spirit! Students compet-
ing represented elementary age to
college age; and to add to the
great enthusiasm of the weekend;
the founder of OM, Dr. Sam
Micklus was present.
There was a new meaning of
friendship to be found as the Gulf
elementary and high .school stu-
dents interacted with each other,
as well as a new element of lan-
guage, "We want to do this next
year!"
OM competition Is bigi We
didn't, realize how big! Now we
know! Our students from
Highland View and Gulf County
will remember this feeling for a
long time. And we will remember
that first team of "Odyssey of the


Mind" long into the' future .
S;We are proud of youl-Allsha
Chavous. Lauren Stansell, Tom
Boone, Jeremy Couch, Matt
Nolen, Daniel Bennett, Ky!e'
Erickson and our coaches"
Charlotte Willis and Lynn|
Bennett.. and assistant 'Barbara'
Eells. Thank you to our principal,
Minnie Likely and to Deborahl&
Crosby,' who made 'OM competi-
tion possible through a grant. .,
St. Augustine Field Trip~,
Good luck! Have a greattime
and learn lots.on your field trip tO
St. Augustine. fourth and fifth
graders! e'
Sorry Misty Knobel Wa
inadvertently left off the.honor, roll
list. Congratulations Misty, and Jo
all others who made the A-B
honor roll!
Our 50th Anniversary .
at Highland View Elementary is in
the year 1999-2000; the first
class went to school from thie
1952-53 school year.











Strength In Love
;In First Corinthians 16:13
and 14 we find, "Be watchful,
stand firm in your faith, be
courageous, be strong. Let all,
that you do be done in love."
There are many problems in,
j the world today. Being aa
Christian'is "not an easy task. We
need the Holy Spirit to strength-
en us in difficult times.
Oliver F. Taylor We are faced with many choic-
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church es. Life is not simple. There are
no simple answers. There are
times when we need to be judgmental and legalistic. In
spite of this Paul admonishes us that all wve do be done
in love.
In the 13th chapter of First Corinthians Paul gives,:us
a good definition of love. He tells us of faith, hope and
love. Paul concludes that the greatest' of these is love.
Let's remember this as we stand firm as Christians.


in teaching seminars and preach-
ing in local churches in the area
of Rivne, Ukraine.
This trip is sanctioned by the
International Mission Board of
the Southern Baptist Convention,
arid is being organized by the,
First Baptist Church of
Woodstock. Georgia and its pas-
tor. Dr. Johnny Hunt.
Pastor Welborn and
Evangelist Home will be depart-
ing May 10th and returning Maly
S19th. They ask for your prayers
that God will do a great work in
the Ukraine.
Financial contributions for
this mission journey may be
made to First Baptist Church.


The first rehearsal of the 102,3rd Street. Port St.'Joe.' FL
praise and worship musical, "God 32457.
With Us". was held this past,
Sunday with 37 singers present.
It was decided by this group that lDun-n Holding '
the, musical will be presented at .R
7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Revival in PSJ
Sunday, June 5th and 6,th.. D a
S" .... ,Carol Jean Dunn, an anoint-
Rehearsals will be held at' ed lady of God. all the way from
Long Avenue Baptist Church on .. East Louis, Illinois, is visiting
Sunday at 3:30 :p.m., and ne in Port,St. Joe for a short time.
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. She is in revival nightly through
r .the month of April at 310;Jeffery
.,Others who are interested In ,Drive ; (Pine.. Ridge Apartments)...
joining this community choir are The revival begins at 7 o'clock
welcome and are' encouraged to nightly: attend expecting a bless-
join as soon as possible. ing.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S J0 I 3 1.1, Coldtlmbus'o S "'t.-S Jboe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR -THE LORD ,-
L. 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 Meeting; Choir Practice ,7:00 pm
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this.invitation to join usitinWi6rship', Gd! e '
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning Ocr bus mininiir, pieae c~ll 64--5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. J6e
SChurch Office.227-1493 *,. Gus Carpenter, P.stor .
Sunday School . .. . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship. ... .... 1 Li 0d
Sunday Evening Service.' . . 6 30 p ,in
Wednesday . .. : '. 7:00 p.m :
We Invite You, to Come .
Experience the Power of Pentecost With ,Us



F first UnitedMetfodist;C/iurcA
111 .North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 3241,0

Sunday Worship
Services ........... 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CT,


MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
'Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Musib Director


Parsonage Phone: 648-4424


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)
S 'Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAI{ITCH KA:
8:00 ,a m (CT) ,

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


'I -*

love


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH \
1601 Lohg Avenue, Port st. Joe 229-8691 -"
Worship Sundays at 11 a.mi. 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 8& youth


Jim Dame (in rear) and Elder Matt Butler (right), of
Bountiful, Utah, assist a recipient with his gift of groceries.

Mormons Assist 100 Families

with AGift of Groceries


Approximately 100 families
were presented with bundles of
foodstuffs Saturday in an area-
wide operation of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
[Mormons], from their church
headquarters at Mexico Beach.
Congregations from Port St. Joe,,
Mexico Beach .and Panama City
joined together to furnish a

Gospel Concert at
Nazarene Church
The Crowders, a singing
group from Murphy, North
Carolina, will be in concert-this
Sunday, April 18th, at the Church
of the Nazarene. The ,concert will
begin at 11:00 a.m. The church is
located at 2420' Long Avenue
(across from the high school
track). The, public is cordially
invited to attend. .


"month's supply of groceries for a
family of four" to families who
have been out of work since the'
closing of the paper mill in Port
St. Joe, last August. m ad : o t "
Inquiries were made of :the
operating unions of the 'paper
mill, as to those who were in need
and an attempt made to contact
every family with the offer of free
food., Nearly: 100 families showed
up Saturday v.for the first of two
scheduled presentatipns,,.,to,
receive their portion of the offer.
Approximately. 70 church
workers were involved in the
logistics of the program, in addi-
tion to several "church missionar-
ies" who came here specifically for
this project.
Leaders ,of the project said.
they are planning another distrib-.
ution of free food, should the need
present itself. within just a few
weeks.


JESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

t -- Liberty Bible Church
"\ liicomes Tou To Its StServices

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

Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912


) "APot bf Victo y"

irst hfch, of te Nazaree

2420 L'ng, Avenue P S Joe. Flo.id.i 32456 .'
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ............... 10 a.m. LGii 0 ,,,tlo tle Lo,rJ tie 1lol-y
Sunday Morning Worship . ..... 11 a.m. JOe H+-1I, no e. \..orsip t Ie
Sunday Evening Worship ............... 6 p.m. Lo,-d in the Lecity ,f IWolness.
Wednesday Evening Service ........ .. 7 p m. Ps.lm 29:2

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
: 11 Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
.o yi Bible Study L- Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
ro ti' 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

EVRON ELOE


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


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


inday


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1999 PAGE SB

Faith Bible Church, Christian

School, Mark Anniversaries


On Sunday, April 25, Faith
Bible Church will be celebrating
Its 40th anniversary. This cele-
bration will also include the 25th
anniversary of Faith Christian
School-the educational ministry
of Faith Bible Church which has
educated so many in the area. .
The festivities will begin.
Saturday evening (April 24) when
Faith Bible Church will host a


Gospel Sing
Set For April 17
The Abe Springs Baptist
Church will hold a gospel sing on
Saturday. April 17. at 7:00 p.m.,
,CT., Abe Springs Baptist Church
is located on Highway 275 South:
take Highway 20 west and turn
left at the caution light on 275
south. The church is on the left
about three miles down.
Everyone is invited to attend
and minister in song. The event is
sponsored by the Ladies
Auxilary. '


banquet at the Gulf County
Senior Citizen's Center. Paul Gant'
will be cooking his famous barbe-
cue chicken and pork, plus those
attending will be blessed with the
delightful music of "Daystar".
"' That evening will provide an.
opportunity to enjoy the fellow-
ship with former pastors, mem-o
bers. friends and supporters of
the church and school.
The prices for the dinners are
S5.00 for adults and S2.50 for
children 12 and under. Tickets
may be purchased at Faith Bible
Church/Faith Christian School
office at 801 20th Street in Port
St. Joe. They ask that you let
them know by Monday. April 19,
if you are planning to attend.
On Sunday morning. Rev. Hal,
Haller (pastor in 1981-82). will be
preaching In the morning service.'
Afterwards. all who want to will go
to The Fish House Restaurant in
Mexico Beach and enjoy more
time together over the Sunday
"specials". The public is encour-
aged to attend and be a part of the
festivities.


Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
S (110 mile north of Overstreet Road,).


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


l. Comle.and Be Blessed! .
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School..................... ................ ...... 10 a.m.
M morning Service ................................................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ....... :....................... ............. 7 p.m .
.Thursday Praise & Worship ... .................. 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
\W CHURCHI-d:"
J! L Sixleenh Sireet
508 Sixteenth Street 227-17 56 S 1
Sunday Worship.. ... 10 a.m. < '*o
-2
Adult School ...... 11 a.m.
eSunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available


Pastor Re. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


First Baaptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
. Allen Welborn Buddy.Caswell
Ps r'or 'Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ..... ... . 9:45 am
Worship Service 1: 5/. ... . .;. 1::00'am
Disciple Training . . . . ... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ',. ........... 7:00 pm
ift Wednesday Prayer Meelingg .. ... ... 7:00 pm


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

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


4


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


ce Baptist Ch h
Gfa BUT TOS5E WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL I
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THE WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLE ... 15AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Studys 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace


First Baptist Church pastor Allen Welborn and evangelist
Kenneth Horne are shown in the photo above discussing their
upcoming trip to the Ukraine.


Local Clergy to Minister

In the Ukraine In May


Pastor Allen Welborn and
Evangelist K6nneth Homrne, of
First Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe, will be joining 11 other teams
from the United States to minister
inrrthe Ukraine.
:':The purpose of their visit is to
train over 500 Ukrainian pastors
and church planters to establish
arid, strengthen churches all over
the Ukraine. They will be involved


"God With Us" to
be Presented by,
Volunteer Singers


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. APRIL 15. 1999


It is achievement test time at
Faith Christian School. All stu-
dents from five-year kindergarten
through eleventh grade are taking
the Sanford Achievement tests
this week. School will be dis-
missed at 1:00 PM Thursday
and Friday, April 15 and 16.
There WILL be extended
school day for regular atten-
dees.

We're getting excited about
the 25th anniversary dinner com-
ing up on Saturday, April 24. We,
encourage parents. students and
friends of the school to join us at
the Senior Citizens' building for a
meal of Paul and Linda Gant's
wonderful food. We will also enjoy
the music of Daystar.

Please call the office by
Monday. April 19, to arrange tick-
ets for the occasion-S5.00 for
adults and 82.50 for children
under 12.
Progress reports should go
out this week for the final three
week period of our final quarter.
We only have six weeks to finish
our 1998-99 school year.
Kindergarten will end a week ear-
lier on May 21.
We are encouraging our par-


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Faith Christian School

ents to register their children for'
next year. We would like to have
an approximate count of the stu-
dents in each class for planning
and for the ordering of supplies,
Plans are currently underway
for our Spring Carnival on April
30. One of the activities for the
carnival is our annual auction.
If you have items or "services"
that you would like to donate to
this cause, please call the school'
office (229-6707) and ask for
"Miss Cara". Please mark. your
calendar and plan to attend, this,
great day of fun,.
We are 'currently making,
plans for a summer program that
will include children from three
years through grade three. The
program Is open to students who,
are not currently enrolled at Faith
Christian. The program will begin
June 1 and will continue through
the last week in July.
Hours will be from 7:45 ra.ml
until 5:15 p.m. Monday through
Friday. A shorter day can be
arranged if desired. The full day's,
program will be S55.00 per week.
plus a supply fee of S40.00.
Snacks will be provided, but
lunches will be the student's
responsibility. Please call the
office. ,, -


"All That" Hatches for 4-H Members

By Janetta Rouse, Team Leader gy project. Charmayne Williams. will be available for pick-up dur-
The Gulf County "All That" 4- On April 7, around 5:30 a.m., Also, a very special thanks to ing our next meeting on April 12'.
H Club has successfully complet- on my way into the kitchen for my Mr. Roy Carter and Ms. Louise But remember, no permission :,
ed the first phase of its embryolo- morning coffee, I heard the chirp- Jones, county agents. slip, no chick.
ing of the birds that nest in the To all members: The chicks


tree in the iront yard and
thought, "Boy those birds are
loud this morning, there must be
about 20 out there."
As I opened the door. I real-
ized the sound was muffled. so I
rushed to the incubator, raised
the lid. and 10 little heads with
eves black as coal popped up. 20
chicks ol the 30 eggs set. have
hatched and all seem to be
healthy.
I want to thank the members
of "All That" for their interest and
concern for the chicks. and also
the parents for allowing their chil-
dren to come to my house for the
last 21 days to check on the
progress of the eggs.
The "All That" members are:
Niecha Walker. Desirray Peters.
Jaqueline and Jannetta Peters.
Pharen and. Gabrielle Frazier,
Victoria, Ashleigh., and Kiana
Rouse, Brittany, Whittany, and
Shanna Barnes. Erin and Carmen
Hill, Renee Lewis, Jasmine
Fennell. Nikki Jenkins. Teresa
Bailey, Raqueatha Bailey, and


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good condition. Call us at 850-647-
3432. I tc 4 / 15

Want to Trade: nice 14x70 2BR/2BA
1988 mobile home with nice lot,
90x120' located on Overstreet Hwy.
near Wewa for mobild home and lot
located at Mexico Beach. Beacon Hill, or
St. Joe Beach. Call 648-5905 after .5
p.m. 2tc 4/8.



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


PUBLIC NOTICES


To Honor Elder Cong. Allen Boyd to

Otis Stallworth's Co-Sponsor Student

Service, Birthday Loan Symposium


Elder Otis Stallworth will l5 '
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
inviteffathtnd the celebration.



Gospel Spring

Fling Planned
The New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Gospel Choir will host
Michael Grady and the New Gulf
Coast Youth Choir of Panama City
on Sunday, April 25th, at 6 p.m.
This renowned choir has
made frequent appearances on
the Bobby Jones Show, and has
recorded in the studio with the
popular contemporary gospel'
artist, John P. Kee.
Everyone is invited to join in.
this spirit-filled evening of gospel.
entertainment. The church is
located at the corner of Avenue C
and Highway 98.



Missionary to Speak

at New Bethel Sun.
The missionary of New Gulf
Coast Association. Rev. Marty
Brown, will render service at New
Bethel Baptist on Sunday morn-
ing beginning at 11 a.m. Rev.
Jackson and the congregation
invite you to attend and be
blessed.


Revival Set

For April11-25
The Overstreet Free Spirit
Community Church, located on
Jarrot Daniels Road in Overstreet,
will host a revival from April 11th
through 25th. Services will begin
at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to
enjoy this two week celebration.



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
County Courthouse.
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.


"Oh Satlurday, April 24th,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will join Sallie Mae
representatives In hosting "Paying
for College," a program developed
by Sallie Mae to help guide par-
ents and students through the
financial aid process.
"Paying for College." which Is
geared toward college bound
junior and senior high school stu-
dents, is an interactive presenta-'
Lion given by Sallie Mae's college
financial aid experts. Specifically,
the program will provide expert
advice on filling out the Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid, avoiding scholarship scams,
and choosing a student loan.
,_- The FREE,.workshpag.wlyt.be
,held in the Taiahassee &Qpy5-
munity College Auditorium, locat-
ed 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.


FHP License and

Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from April 16th through
22nd on SR-69 near CR-274, CR-
22 near the CR-22A. and SR-71
near Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
lat'e the driver license laws of
Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be ar' effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


Juvenile Justice

Council Meeting,
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
St. Joe. "
Membership is open. The
public is welcome and is 'encour-
aged to attend. There is no fee.
For further details and informa-
tion, please contact ,Don
Washabaugh at (850) 227-7340.
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.


W.I.G. Announces

Special Meeting
There will be a specially called
meeting of the Washington
Improvement Group, for the
Board of Directors and members
alike, on Monday, April 19, at the
W.I.G. Teen Center.
The meeting will start at 5:00,
ET. It is important that all direc-
tors and members attend. Please
call and notify the staff. if you will
not be present.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
'FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
BOARD OF COUNTY' CONI1nSSiONERS'
OF GULF COUNTY' FLORIDA.
Petitioner
VS CASE NO 99 101 CA
SARA MORGAN BROGDON. if liinrg
and if dead. then to her unknor-n
heirs at la,. legatees. deiesee or
grantees, andl BOYD BROGDON If
Uvlng. ard if dead then ,o hi-
unknown heirs at laa. legatees
deviasees or grantees
Respondents

NOTICE OF ACTION
STO SARA MORGAN BROGDON 11f lilng and if
dead, then to her unkm-own heirs'at law,.:';
legatees. devisees or grantees. whose last
known address was: Gulf County,
Florida.
BOYD BROGDcON if ling. and if dead
then to his unknown heirs at la-. legatee;.
: desisees or gantree. chose last known
address %as Gu(f County. Florida.
RE: ot2 of Block 1, 'nit I. C. L. Morgan's
Addition to W'eu.ahitchka, Florida.
according to the plot thereof recorded
in Plat book 2. page 33, In the Public
Records of Gu(f County. Florida. ;
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action ,
to quiet tile to the abuoe de bribed propert- has
been filed against you and ,ou are required to
sere a cupv of your aTni-n defen'_s Uf ar,.. lt
THOMAS S GIBSON of Ri SH 6 GIBSON. PA.
Pruurne. latrlunevu rh,,.eadare_. is 206 E 4 ir,
'~.'SI-;' ,' lf9'PofrSt -14 ;F TL-3246TTonor-L-t.
before sayvl,.,t99,.i and le rhe onirnal.at ith th-e 6
Clerk of this Court. either'beflore ser-ice on' 9
Penuoner's anorney or inmediatel, i thereafter. or a .
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peuUlor,
WITNESS my hana and seal of dths Coun on
the 29 day of March. 199]
BENNY C LISTER !
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
GULF CFI.TNTn FLO)RIDA
B\ ,s T Kn..\
Depury' Clerk ;j
4rc. April 1 8. 15. and 22 1999

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR '
GULF COUNTY. STATE OF FLORIDA


BANKERS TR.i'ST COMFAINY .
OF CALIFORNIA. N A AS
CLUSTODLN OR TRIi. -TEE
Plnr, nl
sm Cca-e N..o 9-c.378-CA
GENERAL. jurlsc.Dil'iicN
MARY L BEST. et ux. et al .
Defendansr s

OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BX CLERK
oF iacUIi COURT
Noluce is hereb' ai en u-nt the ,jnderiae.rd j
Benn\ C Litrer. Ckr.l 1 the Cirrcut C.un t u'GLF I
ECiun r. Flund 1Mil -Ion tht 21 da,', ul An l -"i i9
at i i 00 a m EST a Uie trnt dni-.r ic.f the LiLF
Coun Cu Couri-l, ouue. in i l-' inl i-:.r St Joi
nForida oifer for -ale and ell ai public ourcn ti o
the highe-t and be-i bidder for ca.h the If.ll:'.ringe -
described prc,-perr). situaiea itr GUi.F C.-,ur,, G
Florida. |O'- IL.
LOT TWELVE '112) AND THE NORTH .
HALF OF LOT 14 IN 1/2 14) IN BLOCK
ONE THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE (10211) i;
OF THE MILLVIEW ADDITIONS OF
.THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORI-
DA. UNIT R3 ACCORDING TO THE
OFFICIAL PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 53 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY. FLORI.
DA.
pursuanm to the Uinal decree ,: l orc-l'-,,sure entered j
in a case pending in saja Court. the ,srv le I which
Is BANKERS TRUST COr.IP.N or CALiFORNi I.
NA AS CUSTODLIN 'R TRUSTEE c: IAR'
BEST. er uA elt l ei uix cl J
Inr acc,-rdance inth the Ameri-car. ;.i'l
Disiabities Act per ions needing a speciall 3ai. m.-
modauoan t, o aru:ipa3e in Lhis. prci:eedin,e s-:.-.ldd
contact the t d'dindual or agencN e ending mis
noitce no later than se-.en 17I 1.i pn.:.r l-:- i h pro..
ceeding ai th',e addre.. cten on nr,:uce Telephone
(904) 257-6097. -1.1800i 955 6" 1I TDDI -or te18 i
955-8770 .(V), via Florida Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand arid official seal of said
Court this 16 day of March, 1999. ,
SH..r,-I,r)L.le B r5n, C Liui r.
; Clerk: e.-f i-e Circ:it C:'uiirt
S"; B: /s/ T. Knox
EDcp,ur Clel.
21c April arid 15 195 9. '

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
'JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF .
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ANNIE LEE WISE
Deceased. PROBATE DP.1SiON
CASE NO 99 I14
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of ANNIE
LEE WISE. deceased. File Number 99-14, is pend.
Ing in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Flornda
Probate Division. the address of which Is 1000 5t
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative ls attorney are set'forth-
below. ., ./, ;";
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE,.NOTI-,
SFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre4'
sentative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
* required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE ,OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM:
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
' AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE


ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per.
sons having claims or derands aainst the dece
dnt esare must ile their claim-r. with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PULBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date oI the first publicaaon of thi, Notice
is April 15 1999
Attorney for Personal Representauve
!-z/ RICHARD ALBRFITON JR
P 0 Br,. 1238
Panama City FL 32402
9C'4. 7c.9-764
Flonda Bar No 30-107
Personal Represenitatie
I'st/ FRANK F KINNEY
1301 Foster Ave : -
Panairn City. FL32401
2tc, April 15 and 22. 1999.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gullf Counry Sch.,col
Board proposes to amend and adopi poUcies. as
provided for in the Adrmrdstrau.e Procedures Act
for the purpose of bnnging said policies into com.
pllance oith Flonda Sitauie- and State Board oi
Educauon Rule,
Summary: The following is a brief decrinpuon 01o
each proposal change
2 30 School Adcl.is,-o Courtlls
270 Prohiblluon ti Har-asment
4 10 The C,.irmr.iuJum
_-Al Requna .s.iv QFrignilA-.nLy .. r -
6 jO. r, olayo fpi Lcal State and, or Fedea4l
'( r ,, Laq ,s .
7 73 Acquisiuon of Real Property
7 90 Education FoundaUon
8.18 Emereency Closing of Scho.ols
9.40 AdveruSing Inr Sc:holsi
Economic Impact: These propos3s aill res-ult in
no direc:t c,:its a.sociaied ld-| iLmplementatiumn
iN REOQ.ESTED A HEARING WiLL BE HELD AT:
Time 900A M ET
Date Tuesda%. Ia t11 199
Phice Board Room
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Pcirt St Joe FL 32456
The tenure telt ol the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
Coiny School Board OI-ice 150 Middle School
Ro-ad Pc.rtn Si Joe. FL
Speci-ail le.a aithonr- under rich the adopuon is
'au-,.:.,-cid an-d -i t lao berng implementiejd an
Inrqpr.-e. arre made _p(:ti'lc
Tie- addiu.n and change.- ,-e prop.l-ed b, Charles
Temple Wai,,ron Dire-ctor f Su ppoi- Sornices auind
Sappro. ed lr o i-ransidl.eirion by .Jerry E Kelle'
Supenrierdent
Amendments: -


2 30
2 70.
4 1i:'


S, 773
1 90
. 7 10
-9.40


School A-sit'on, Councils
Prohibluon .c-i H-ara'sment
rrn Cumcualum
R-quiremeni lo ir Oniginaj Eri u'
\'iO.luoirii ib .cal Stat. and, or Federal
La .'e
Acqulsluor, ,,f Real Proper3 ,
Educaion Fouriudaun
Emergency Closing C, Sd ool .- .
AdVlcertU.iri u-l, Sl-ooall


'2tc, April 15 and 22, 1999.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICnIrIOUS NAME
S.uc,:e Is heret., given that pursuant to Chapter
865''09 Florida Satutres. the under-i ned Irntends
.'-, reiltier &d', tr,-e D'.%si,,n of Cpoporatons.
DcpircTieni of Stare. the ilrcui.ous trade name
under whichh it uill be enreaed in business and in
Svhic;n sAd buines is t 1o be earned or,n to'a
NAME TOBE REGISTERED Compututoring Pius
- MAILING ADDRESS: 801 Gan-ison Avenue, Port SE
!'Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Scott Lamberson.
Itp, April 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. LYNN
Deceased.
-PROBATE DIVISION
File Number
Division:

FORMAL NOTICE
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Peuuon a,
fir Summary Adrriniratiaon has been filed in this
Court a true copy cf whichh accompanies thia
Nouce You ire required to sene wrliren defenses
on the undersigned within twenty (20) days exclu-
sive of the day of service, and to file the original of
the written defenses with the clerk of the above
court either before service or immediately there-
after. Ailurte to serve and file written defenses as
re.ulured, ma rc.ult in a judgment or order for the
relief demanded inr the pleadmin or muorn withou-
furither nulice
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. April8.15. 22, and 29,.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
Address unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for the
'Adoption of Minor Child has been filed In the above
court, and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses., if any, to it on Robert H. Conway,
Sr.., Petitioners' attorney, whose address Is 1319 N.
Tyndall Parkway. Panama City. FL 32404. on or
before April 30. 1999. and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before service upon


Peuuoner's aitorneyc or ilmmedieley thereiJter oLth
erwise a default ill be entered agains-t oui' for the
relief dpnaanded In -hi-, acu.'n
WvITNESS m nan.J nd cal ul the Cu:,.n on,
April 5th. 1999
B.:nnv C Li-'ier
A, Clerk r.1 the Circuit i I:-un
B-, ..'s I M Vauein
Depuci Clerk
4rc. April A. 15. 22 and 29 i999
PUBLIC NOTICE
Tuesday. April 20. I9'9. at 6 00 p n the Bucd ,-1
Ciiv Corinml.iioricr,. iilung .s, the adju-arieri
boord. cll cni.n-idcr a r ',iararce requw-t l.-,r a
Tut,)nl Senice on Lori 9 & 10 Block 125 located
at 2i06 Cvpreis Al.cric
lic. April 5. 1999
SIN -"HE FOURTEENTH jUDiCIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY i:
IN RE Th1 EL;ate of PROBATE DIVISION
RE.X C IV1LLCGLi5
dece.Led Case ro93 IC i(-P

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adminmstrai..n of the Eit*- of REX C %ILL-
GUS. deceased. Case No 99. 16CP i_ pending ir
lne Circuit Court ilor Gulf Counry. Fh:nda. Frobate
Division. the address of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse Pnrt St Joe Flnrlda. 32456. The
names ard addreieese of the personal repre'enM-
tive and the per.:.nal repre-.senL-uve aiitirney' is,
set forth teloA.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
7 ALT I .A.. -, :',
All per~,.ns orn hom Lhi- noure is -enred ho rnave
objecUons that dch-llenge the quiliflteasu.ns of the
personvJ repres.-nLtAiU. cenue. or the lurisdicuon
of this Coun ort drm-d an% Intere-t Irn the estate
are required to0 f.l their objecuons wth this Court
WITHIN THE LAT-TER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR NINETY DA S5 AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COP) OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
.All creditors of the decedent and other pers,-r-n
having claims or demand. against de,.ede-r, -


estate on wnom,, a c..p or l this nu ouce li eived
i thin three rr.:,nths asier the a3te of mLie lrtr put.
licauofn l itf iJ noui:.- mu-_ ile their clajm- miith
this Court WTTHiN THE LT-ITER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB"
LiCATION :F THIS NOTICE OR NiNET'i D4, S
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVIC'.'iC OF A COF CF
THiS NOTICE ON THEM
All -ter clrelitor- of the decedent n. d per-ons
hain a claun-i or derriard a4ajn:t u-. de. ed.nts
estate mu-t file 'Ihetr claim; "h thia c.o-.rJ \\TiH-
iN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE Or THE
FIRST PUBLICATiON >OF THIS NOTICE ALL
CLAIMS. DEMANDS AAND OBjECTIO)rjS N-)T SO)
FILED W.LL BE FOREVER BARRED
Thie date *,l ithe. firzt puolicu iC r. :1 i mi- Noucr- .s
April 1 i-l 99*
Attorney ifr Perror,. Re. eire.:entaui.
DA\lD C GASKIN
Flonda Bar No. 02.-:26
P 0 Box ii5
Wewahltchca, Florida 32465
850-639-2266
Per--,onaJ R-pre snL3rjse .
DOROTin MTURL THOMPSON,
P 0 Buo i, "-
\He-a -itchl. Frin.a 524.5 2 4!
4t.:. April is 22 2'. and M .1 6 v 19)9


St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
MEXICO BEACH 116 Fouri, St Gulf View, Gea i inveslmenll O.er 2a00 sq Fh 1 bedroom res.de.-ce
upstairs and a 2BD aparimerii domnslai;s. Reduced to $162,500.
GULFAIRE 102 Sea Pine Modern home ready for beach living! 4 bedroom/2BA, lots of windows and
decks Clerestory windows and fireplace in the living room. $137,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 6329 Alabama A.e Well kept doublewide, 3 bedroom/2BA on 150'xl50' corner lot.
Fruit trees. h.gh and dry Two ouaeide sheds. Two blocks from bedch. Must seel $72,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 229 Selma .de.ii4 1li,,.iald cos.d.) on 75'x162':4 fenced 'o1
Large kitchen has parr/9and Ula 'iUlg t NR.ON v,900. .
ST. JOE BEACH. 7118 Carolina Ae Older mobile being sold as is on 2 beautiful lots from Carolina
Ase 1o Georgia A.e Total land 15 'x180' MOL. Only $58,000.
ST. JOE BEACH. Georgia Ave. 15 acres MOL just 3,blocks from dedicated beach. Residential or com-
merciall $340,000. .
BEACON HILL Tjulp Ae. Mobile home (needs work):on 3 lots,2 lots are fenced. To)ll 100'xl50' MOL.
Reduced to $39,000.
Gulf Co;.- Hwy. 386, only 1/2 mile to Hwy. 98 and shorel 4:65 acres (360' on Hwy. 386 x
550' deep) in Gulf Co. DEVELOPERS take note: This has tremendous potential for housing, business, or
recieal.on use Lbsed for 575,000. MAKE OFFERI
SALES ASSOCIATES RENTAL AGENTS
Calhy Kitchens cathyk@fla-beach com Cathy Kitchens St. Joe Beach
Michael Harr.s michaelh@fla-beach.com Vickie Davis Caope San Bilas
JudyWatford iudyw@fla-beach.com
Margaret Presswood margaretp@fla-beach.com -" j .


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Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St
850.648-5146 850.227.25


7470.


or SSS.45S.7


1.800.458.7478


SALES RENTALS -


VACATION SPECIALISTS!


Several long term rentals now

available. Furnished &

unfurnished, Mexico Beach -

Gulf Aire Port St. Joe.


JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


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iW RATES:
Line ads. $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 51
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
c Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP 3


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





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






Dune Buggy, 81 VW, street legal, excel-
lent condition, fun car, $2,850. 850-
S 670-8778. ltp 4/15
1984 Dodge Caravan. For more infor-
mation please call 229-9571 after 7:00
p.m., ask for Billy. 2tp 4/15
1994 Mazda 626 LX, 4 door, automatic,
electric windows. cd player, great condi-
tion, priced to sell at $5,800. 229-6639.
ltc 4/15
'95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after 8 p.m. tfc 4/8
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, 4 wheel
drive, loaded. Call 229-8424. 2tp 4/15





1963 Herters 13' aluminum framed
fiberglass boat, 1988 8,hp Mercury, low
use trailer, rebuilt 1988 new ss axle.
galvanized wheels, new hubs and
springs. $900 obo. 227-5314. 2tc 4/8
1995 85 hp Suzuki outboard, like new.
Call 229-8424. 2tp 4/15





.One bedroom furnished apartment, all
utilities included. 229-2727. tfc 4/15
S.'For Rent: 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
and townhouses in Port St. Joe. Very
nice, W/D hookups. $500-$595/
month. Contact Prudential Resort
Realty, 227-2000. Itc 4/15
2 bedroom, 1 bath small country home.
Call 763-3139 Wetappo Creek area.
tfc 4/15
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 4/1

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
tic 4/1

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


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


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

229-6200o


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

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

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Roomy site for your small business,
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, $350 plus tax.
Available May 1st. Call 647-3716 after
5:00. 4tc 4/15


Mobile home, 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, unfur-
nished, new carpet & vinyl, private cor-
ner lot, carport, screened front porch,
1st block off beach. Adults and no pets.
1 year lease. Water and sewer fur-
nished, $375 per month, $150 security
deposit. Call 647-5194. tfc 4/15
2 bedroom mobile home, St. Joe Beach,
$375/month,, $200 deposit. Available
May 1st. Call 647-9382. 2tc 4/8
Mobile home for rent. Nlexico Beach. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet, vinyl,
washer & dryer hookup, available
immediately. 648-5033. 2tc 4/8
Rent or Long Term Lease: on Inu-a-
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
message. tfc 4/1
Large two bedroom 2 bath mobile home
for rent. References required. Call 648-
8201. 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. tfc 4/1
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry.rm. ,
Large 2 bedroom apartment stoye &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom. apartments ,.wshy/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 4/1
e4t& 227-1279 #&w va,,e m


Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port, St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfc 4/1


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
SWall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
*Mini Blinds '' '.
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access '
'(352) 472-3952

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

SCentral heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
t* .On-site Management
/ Voice/TIY Access
.A. (352) 472-3952
tfc-471

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


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access fc
(352) 472-3952 (fe
m ~tfs


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/It





Mexican Imports, exercise equipment-
skier, bike, power trainer w/videos.
Household miscellaneous. 650 Madison
St., PSJ. 229-1050, Saturday only, 8
a.m. 2 p.m.
Carport Sale: 1802 Marvin Ave. Friday
and Saturday; April 16 & 17, 8 a.m.
Moving, lots misc. Desk 5 drawers,
octagon deco mirror, large # or alu-
minum black double pane windows in
various sizes. Itp
Shop Sale: April 17, 1001 Woodward
Ave., Port St. Joe. Tools, electrical and
mach.. power saws, 1001 Woodward,
10th St., PSJ. ,ltp
Garage Sale: Saturday;, April 17, 1304
Palm Blvd., 8 a.m.-']2 noon.
Yard Sale: Saturday. April 17. 215
Buccaneer Drive, Gulfaire, 8:00 12:00.
Lots of household items, comforter/
dust ruffle/pillows, Little Tike toys,
weight bench, quilt rack,, children's
clothes. Itp

Garage Sale;

Saturday, April 17,

Port St. Joe, Garden

Center, 216 8th St.,

8 till. Lots of plants

and misc.


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

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

Locally
Owned /


o\ Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
"Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites

1KRAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Area
Free Estimates & Inspections


Yard Sale. April 17. 1805 Marvin
Avenue. ltc 4/15
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 17, 334 Bay
St., St., Joe Beach, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 17, 8 till,
2411 Oak Grove Ave., Port St. Joe. Itp
Yard Sale: April 16 -18. 8:00 a.m. till
5:00 78 First Street. Mexico Beach.
Furniture. antiques. dishes & misc.
Yard Sale- Wednesday. Thursday and
Friday,. corner of 3rd and Florida.
Mexico Beach. Lots of tools and misc.
8:30 a.m. ltc 4/15
Huge 3 family Garage Sale: Clothes. fur-
niture, and neat stuff, April 17 8 to 2,
1303 Garrison Ave. 2tp 4/8
Moving Sale. 2-pc. shaped metal desk.
chairs, small table & desk, water purifl-
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


Clerical Aide/JTPA Summer .Youth
Program. (temporary position). The
Gulf County School Board Is receiving
applications for' Clerical Aide/JTPA
Summer Youth Program. Only current
Gulf County School Board personnel
will be considered at this uime. Persons
wishing to be considered should submit
a Letter of Interest 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,
22, 1999, 12:00 noon, E.T. The Gulf
County school Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 4/15


Rental unit cleaners. Trans
experience, Saturdays a mu
between the hours of 5 and 7
227-3730.
Wanted: Bartender. Apply in p
set up Interxiew call 647-9920
Bar, St. Joe Beach.


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229--8631


ARTS )
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Household Repairsl
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051


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

/ MINI-STORAGE \



5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


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


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


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


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Laborers or skilled roofers needed.
Laborers, $7.00 hr. to start. Roofers
D.O.E. Raise after 1 month. Call 229-
2681 evenings. ltp 4/15
Seeking a qualified applicant for house-
keeping/environmental services super-
visor position. Management experience
and knowledge of infection control and
OSHA regulations. High School gradu-
ate, additional training or education a
plus. Contact Tessa Goff at 227-1121,
ext. 182. lItc 4/15
Opportunity for 'qualified and experi-"
enced cook. High school education.
Knowledge of diets, food preparation
and presentation. Creative and diverse
menu development required. Must be a
TEAM player, with a customer friendly
attitude. This is a career opportunity.
Contact Tessa Goff at 227-1121, ext.
182 'lc 4/15


JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applications
of two, (2) temporary contract general
laborer positions. Position will be
approximately six (6) months or "less
and the starting salary Is $6.00 per
hour /40 hour work week. Must be
capable of performing all types of gener-
al labor, and be willing to learn to run
heavy equipment. Applicants must have
a CDL-Class B driver's license.
Applicants must be a high school grad-
uate or equivalent. Applications may be
picked up and submitted at the Gulf
County Road Department. East Seventh
Street. Wewahltchka. Florida 32465.
(850) 639-2238 .bet.een the hours of
7:00 A.M. 3:00 p.m. C.D.T. The dead-
line for submitting applications is April
26, 1999 at 3:00 p.m, C.D.T..: ., .
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Em-
player. ', "
/s/TommnyKnox, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk ;2,' 4 .
.. 2tc 4/15


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Sajf ^c Seusw't "/C- 74 SmaS

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



Steve Brant's


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

229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc4/1


portation, LPN/MEDICAL ASSISTANT, A Nortli
st. Apply Florida Medical Center. Inc. Is seeking
p.m. 850- qualified LPN or Medical Assistant.
4tc 4/15 Applicants should have experience in
vena-puntture, IM Injections. CertificaL
_erson. To tion in X-ray a plus. Send resume,to
0. Wonder NFMC, P. 0. Box 123,09, Tallahassee,
FL 32317 or fax to (850) 385-7245.
1tp 4/15 EOE/DFWP/M-F. ltc 4/15


COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc4/1

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


C. .' Lawn


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


I


GARRY L. GADDIS.
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
S648-5474 FL UCENSE ER0010992. RAl 154218)


THE CABINET SHOPPE

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

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED

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


SMize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
.RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RF0051042, RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., PortSt. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


/ .. ttee/,ttl/o to? etw
6Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190


Page Seven


TRADES and SERVICES


Speclalist/JTPA Summer Youth
Program' (temporary position). The Gulf
County' School Board is receiving appli-
cations for Specialist/JTPA Summer
Youth Program. Persona having applica-
tions on file in the School Board office
and wishing to be considered for this
position must. request to have their
application submitted. Applications and
job descriptions may be picked up at
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 email. Visit
'vw.second-to-rnone.com or call 734-
668- 1836 No fees. 3tp 4/8
Taking applications. for dishwasher,
waft staff at Linda's Restaurant, 203 E.
4th St., Port. St.'Joe. Apply in person.
Ask for Charlie. tfc 4/1
North Florida Head Start is seeking a
part-time maintenance personnel for
Head Start program. Applicants should
have a valid Florida driver license, be 23
years or older, high school diploma or
GED. Must be able to obtain bid pro-
posals. cost comparisons, estimates, lift
:ieay' objects, and be able to repair and
build small equipment. Must be able to
travel daily. Applications should be
mailed to North, Florida Medical
Centers. inc.. Attn: Becky Vealey. P. O.
Box 123.09, Tallahassee, FL 32317 or
fax 850-385-7245. EOE/DFWP/M-F.
Closing date May 1. 1999. 2tc 4/15
Gulf Sands Restaurant. Cook & wait-
ress help needed. Apply in person only,
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Open at 3:00
P.M. tfe 4/1
Part time office position in the reserva-
tiohs/ffoht desk area. Some weekend
work requ red. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail, or fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, P. 0. Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL
324 10. fax # 850-648-5779. E-mail
address: parkerrealty@digitalexp.com.
tfc 4/1
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GUARD II
Marconi Services Corporation, a major contractor to the Depart-
ment of Defense fo' over 40 years, has an immediate opening for
a Guard II at Cape San Bias, Florida.
Applicants must be neat in appearance, capable of dealing with the
public and demonstrate dependability. Prior guard experience.
military or civilian, is desirable. Must be responsive to work assign-
ments on rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.
Applicants will be subject to a DoD security investigation and must
meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Interested candidates should call (904) 229-6223 or send resume
to:
Marconi Services Corporation
P.O. Box 100
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
AA/EOE/M/F/DN


MARCONI

:; ::.'--:, ,3t;.. :e :, 'L-- ,,.. l.. ':


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
",G / 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
month; 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. William F. Watson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.


STEVE OUTBOARD
MARINE
229-BOAT

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SHURRICANE STORM.

I SHUTTERS and SCREEN

I ENCLOSURES 227-3628
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JEFF'S TREE SERVICE
17 years experience in
Removal, Trimming, Etc.
Free Estimates Low Rates
850-762-4660 4


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



For All Occasions
Wedding, Anniversary, Reunions,
Receptions and Dinners
Call 229-6154 & leave message.
5i- A41


TV's REPAIRED AT YOUR HOME.
620 minimum. Lightning damage
our specialty. 227-3333.
4tp 3/25


ACatherine L. Collier
SlIndependent Sales
S Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way
L PortSt. Joe
AVO n (C50) ,229-6460
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *industrial
A 8 R Fence,
Feafwig and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


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


DECKS -DOCKS

and Porches

227-3628
--_


WE BUY HOUSES

fast cash quick closings any condition.

(850) 648-5435 (904) 783-0333


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 Mikhael C. Hamm
850-229-8664 Port St. Joe, FL Minor Carpentry Repairs


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tic 4/1 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. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


24 HOUR TOWING SERVICE

3 & A Aulto & Towing
647-3031 >
USED TIRES STARTING AT $20.00 5
MOUNTED & BALANCED.
NEW TIRES AVAILABLE .
a WE BUY WRECKED or JUNK CARS >
LLI 4
18/


Electrician and electrical helper needed
Immediately. Experience necessary.
648-5697, leave message. 2tc 4/8
Housekeepers wanted to clean rental
units for both the Mexico Beach and
Simmons Bayou offices of Fantasy.
Properties, Inc. Applications available at
both sites. Fantasy Properties. tfc 4/1.

HEILIG-MEYERS FURNITURE CO.,
The nation's largest retail furniture company
is now seeking employees for its location at
Port St. Joe, FL. We will be hiring employees
for the following positions:
SALES CASHIER/COLLECTOR
Company benefits .include:
1. paid vacation
2. major medical/hospitalization insurance
3. dental insurance
4. life insurance .,'
S 5. employee purchase discount program '
0 6. profit share & retirement plan ,
7. paid sick leave
The individual 'o join our staff must be'
1 career minded ..
'2. able to work well l ,,th others
( 3. willing to work evenings and weekends
4. self motivated .
Apply in person during business hours at 209-
211 Reid Ave., PSJ. An equal opportunity
employer No phone colls please
I .. .,, .


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


MARVIN'S
Satellite Service
6331 Corgia Avenue Cdll 18501) 647 3171
S Port St Joe FL 324150 Cell 1850)890 10l61



MARVIN JONES
50 years experience
Plumbing Repairs
Rotary Drain
Cleaning
Call 227-1432
8tp,3/11


A Good Work Doesn't Cost.
Il Pays

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


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 850-227-
1819., 2tc 4/8
Homemaker Position Available: The'
Gulf County Senior Citizens has a
homemaker position open in the Port
St. Joe. area. This will be a 40 hour a
week position. Applicants must have
dependable transportation, and be at
least 18 years of age and in good physi-'
cal 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. Deadline for
applications will be April 23, 1999.
tfc 4/15
Receptionist / Reservationist.
Property management office, requires
customerr 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. tfc4/1


GENERAL CONTRACTOR 30 years
experience in remodeling and' repairing
homes. We do everything Including
plumbing, electrical, painting, patching
or hanging sheetrock. repairing rotten
wood & roof work. 648-2167. 2tc 4/15.


MOWER & SAW

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


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


JoE BEA.RDEN .

_BEARDEN'S LOCK & KEY
819 South Highway 71 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Open M-F, 3:30-7:30 Phone: 1850. 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 f-DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410


ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
.c tERo131o8 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer H6okups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction


2026 Marvin Avenue
t Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SSLicense #RC0067081

Phone(850)

- -5 Years Exoen 229-6859
,. l3/4


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING'

a CARPET CLEANING




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


STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
POSITION IN EDUCATION
Placement & Transition Specialist
The Fla. Dept. of Corrections has ap
immediate vacancy for a PLACEMENT
& TRANSITION SPECIALIST at Gulf
Correctional Institution 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 laterthan 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'
calling 850-639-1 162.
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 notify the
hiring authority in advance.
2tc 4/8

Kitchen help needed. Also cashier/host-
ess. Apply between 9 a.m. and 1I1 a.m.
In person at the Fish House. Restaurant.
Mexico Beach. tic 4/1
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 4/1
Real estate salespersons wanted for
growing St. Joe Bay Office. Must be
'Florida licensed and be familiar with the
south Gulf Co. area. Floor days avail-
able,' member 'of MLS. Fantasy
Properties, 227-2511, 648-5146.


LOST: Brown Doberman "Tawneyr. will
not bite, but very timid. Please call 614-
488-0509 if seen. Large reward for safe
return. 4tc 4/1





Approx. 6'9"xl I' wood and steel green-
house frame. S60. Approx. 9"xl8' glass
and aluminum greenhouse section
from an 88.000 greenhouse. will sell for
880. Large pieces of driftwood. 515 9th
St., PSJ, r227-3329. Itp
Wheel barrow, wicker trunk, misc. used
lumber, post & rails for chain link fence.
odds & ends. CHEAP. 647-3653, 6445
Americus Ave.. St. Joe Beach.
Bedroom group, consisting of head-
board, footboard, bed rails, chest of
drawers, and night stand, bed converts
to full or queen size. 8125. 229:6378.
Sofa table and 2 matching end tables,
$50. One glass and wood end table,
S25. 647-2604 Itp
Solid wood desk with hutch, dresser,
and'end table, $350; laminate desk with
hutch, chest and end table, $250. Call
227,1259. Itp
New sofa, $175; loveseat $125. Call
.227-1280 after 6:00 p.m. Itc 4/15
Huge Savings! Undelivered Arch Steel
Buildings. Factory specials. Must SELL
IMMEDIATELY. 25x30, 30x60, 40x60.
Great workshops/garages. Financing
available. Call 1-800-341-7007. www.
steelmasterusa.com 2tp 4/15
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,
2tc 4/8


(& Prudential
F Resort Realty of
W St. George Island


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


Diesel Kubota tractor with blade, 5 ft.
bush hog and back bucket Call Bill:
Carr, 229-6961. tic 4/8
Renovation Sale: Call (850) 227-3774
between 8 & 9 o'clock'a.m. Mon.-Fri. to
schedule appointment. Approx. 30
lamps. 6 used vacuum cleaners, 3 brass,
coasted planters (foll). numerous what'
nots, boxes of toys, infant & toddler
clothing and accessories, men &
women's clothing, jeans, pants, shirts,
tops & skirts in boxes. Box of window
shades (new), used curtain rods, wicker
what nots, loveseat (orange in color), 4
swivel seat wicker bar stools (short),
clbck radios, poly coated puzzles in
frames, refinished TV cabinets, used
copy machine (needs repair), queen
mattress, many other items. tp

FIREWOOD, $10 truckload, you
cut. you haull 865 we cut. we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 4/1
Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radial
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
tfe 4/1
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 4/1




1989 14x70 mobile home. 3 bdrm.. 2
bath, new. carpet, siding & shingles.
$10,900. 648-8914. tfc 4/1
'85 2 bedroom. 1 1/2 ba. mobile home
customer cabinets, cathedral ceiling.
hardwood floors w/carpeting. Master
bedroom has sliding glass doors, great
shape. 827-2885. 4tp 4/1



3 bedroom, 1 bath house and 39'
trawler for sale in Apalachicola. Can be
sold separate. 882.500. 653-3763.
4tp 4/15


Creekwood Development. Wdtappo
Creek. 220 Ford Dr. 3 bdrm. 2 1/2 ba.
house on 1/2 acre. 3 living areas, 2 Ig
porches, master bedroom deck. Lg. dish
sat. system, Ig. parking area under
house for cars & boats. boat ramp for
Creekwood residents access to Intra-
coastal. Price S77.500. Buyer given fit'st
chance to buy adjacent 1/2! acre lot
fronting Hwy. 386. 648-4423. Brokers
Welcome. 2tc 4/15
3 bedroom. I ba. home located 106
Redhsh St., Highland View. New septic
tank, vinyl siding, excel. view of bay -
$28,500. 229-6961/227-2077. tfc 4/15
House for sale- 2 bedroom I bath, In,
city limits, fenced in back yard, nice
neighborhood. 845,000 negotiable. 229-
2769. tfc 4/l
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 bdrim. 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
Mostly furnished 3BR/2B home, Ig.
screened back porch, 12x24 storage
shed, cen. a/h, new carpet, like new
furniture/appliances. By appt. only.
229-2576. tfc 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. tfc 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


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


Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107

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GULF FRONT CONDO.
Cape San Bias, 199 Antiqua Drive, Pompano Park "A". What a view!
Nicely appointed 2BR/2BA, 1300 sq. ft. condo with breakfast bar, cathe-
dral ceiling, family room, great room, balcony, open deck. Great get-
away or potential rental property. $172,000. MLS#3439
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