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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
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Fatality No. 1
Cape Resident Dies In 'Cycle
Crash on Tuesday Evening
Gulf County recorded its first traffic fatality around 9 p.m.
Tuesday night as the result of a motorcycle accident which
occurred on Highway C30A, approximately four miles south of
Port St. Joe.
According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Edward Miranda, a resident of Cape San Blas Road, was fatally
injured when he lost control of the 1980 Honda he was operating.
SApparently, the motorcycle was southbound when Miranda
encountered difficulty,. This caused the vehicle to veer off the west
side of the roadway, where it overturned four times, ejecting the
Mlrahda was transported to Gulf Pines Hospital where he was
pronounced .dead on arrival.
Gulf Courity, last recorded fatalities on the highway late last
year (1998) when two Franklin County girls sustained fatal
Injuries in a single car accident on Highway 98 east of Port St.
Joe. Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKelthen and Port St. Joe Police
Chief Jay Leffert urge all motorists to use extreme caution while
traveling on Gulfs highways, and don't forget to buckle up.
Edwin Williams, Former Principal,O t l t o
Taken By Death After Long Illness :0ffer Industrial Park to Create 250 JObs?
Edwin G. Wilhams, long-time
educator and stalwart supporter
of youth in the community, died
last Friday. Williams had battled
diabetes for a number of years,
and had retired in recent years
because of his health.
During his educational career
in Gulf County schools he served
as teacher and principal of
Washington High School, princi-
pal of Carver High High School in
Wewahitchka, and assistant pnn-
cipal and principal of Port St. Joe
He also served three terms as
a city commissioner, and was
affiliated with many educational.
ci\ic, and fraternal organizations.
Funeral services will be held
on Thursday. at 3:00 p.m. at Zion
Fair Baptist Church. For more
details, see the obituary section of
this issue. See a tribute to "Chief'
by columnist Kesley Colbert on
Edwin G. Williams
Gulf County commissioners Commerce
demonstrated that their commit- Diane Schol;
ment to creating jobs for Gulf and its work
County residents was more than a microscope
just lip service during the board's dealt with Tt
regular meeting Tuesday evening. TeleMed
Commissioners unanimously ing either In
voted to offer Gulf County's trial park
Industrial Park to TeleMed (med- Wewahitchk;
ical phone service) for up to five in Virginia.
years rent free, if the firm pro-
duces the 250 Jobs promised
within 36 months.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
made the motion, stating that the i' t-
250 jobs created would pay lor t "Y
the county's expenses at the
industrial park. The remaining Port St.
board members echoed Commis- ers received
sloner Traylor's assessment, as firms intere
they hoped to hear an answer writing and
very soon from the company's service for t
president on where she will locate clal meeting
TeleMed. The boa
The Gulf County Economic ilse for req
Development Committee and (RFP's) after
Chamber of Commerce have approached
worked on the TeleMed project for vide the serve
four months. As Gulf Chamber of Of the
z put it, "Gulf County
force has been under
e for months as we've
is looking at relocat-
Gulf County's indus-,
(Just south of
a on Highway 71) or
During the process,
numerous resumes were reviewed
and Interviews were made. Scholz
said Wednesday morning that the
county's offer was a very good
one, reflecting the commission's
serious attitude toward economic
development and jobs for the
Gulf County's offer pushes
the total Incentives package to:
over SI million dollars, the bulk of
which comes from the state's
Qualified Target Industries and
Enterprise Zone programs. Gulf
Coast Community College has
agreed to provide training for the
If TeleMed decides to locate in
(See OFFER on Page 7)
Receives Grant Wri. r.g p
Receives Grant Writing Proposals
Joe city commission-
seven proposals from
sted in doing grant
he city during a spe-
rd decided to adver-
quest for proposals
r a Tallahassee firm
them wanting to pro-
received, two firms were from
Tallahassee; others were from
Gainesville. Palatka, Destin. and
Chipley (the city's current grant
writer, Julian Webb & Associates,
There was only one local bid
and that came as a joint bid from
Preble-Rish, Inc.. Consulting
Engineers. S. M. Marley and
Associates, and Ralph C.
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
stated Monday that individual
board members are currently in
the process of reviewing the RFP's
and ranking them in order. She
said the board would then rank
the top three proposals.
More than likely, the board
will interview the firms which
submitted the top three ranking
(See PROPOSALS on Page 3)
Tharpe Announces environment
for Fifth Term as Environment
Port St. Joe resident. and
.current city commissioner
Charles G. Tharpe, presented the
following statement to The Star
this week, detailing his intentions
in the May 11 elections:
"I am announcing my candi-
dacy for Commissioner. Group I of
Port St. Joe. The city is facing
some very serious decisions in the
next several years that will need a
cohesive commission to tackle. I
wduld like to continue the pro-
grams that I have started in the
past eight years.
As we enter the new millenni-
i .um we face challenges that we
, have never faced before. The
entire structure of the city has
changed with the sale of the paper
mill and the downsizing of other
industries. We have been
'cocooned into thinking that our
way of life is forever, and now we
find out that- nothing lasts forever.
All of us have family or friends
that have' been affected by these
Now, we. all need to work
together and try to bring new jobs
to our area, and retain those
remaining jobs., I feel that the
board has accomplished several
things of importance, and I would
like to continue to work for the
citizens of Port St. Joe and would
appreciate your support."
The city election will be held
Tuesday, May 11llth,' with polls to
be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m. at the Port St. Joe Fire
Annette Miriger's fifth grade
hit the Jackpot with their Jiminy
Cricket Environmentality Chal-
lenge project. The class has been
involved in the Disney World-
sponsored competition in the
classroom and In the field this
school year. producing class
material, skits, authoring plays,
producing videos and actively res-
cuing vacant property from the
clutches of being turned into a
garbage dump, to engage in the'
Jon Land and a. team from
Disney World descended on the
class Thursday to announce their
accomplishment, beating out 118
schools throughout the state of
Florida. The announcement came
as a complete surprise to Minger
and her class, when the team set-
tled themselves in hiding inside
the classroom while the class was
out to lunch and gave out the
good news upon their return.
The result of the good news
was unbelief at first and then
pandemonium! The students were
laughing and crying at the same
time, while they leaped for joy.
The entire class will be
given an all-expense paid trip to
Students mob Jiminy Cricket in their fifth grade classroom at Port St. Joe Elementary School
Walt Disney World theme park
as a reward. for their efforts. A
chartered bus will pick them up
May 20, to begin their two day
experience. To start them on
their way, Land presented each
with a Tommy Hilfiger duffel
bag to take with them.'
Jiminy Cricket accompanied
the team here from Disney World
and visited with the students in
their classroom, sharing their ela-
tion at winning the contest. He
had a hug for every student who
presented themself for the extra
The class geared up their
entire curriculum to emphasize a
need for protecting the environ-
ment, as they adopted a portion of
"Gofftown" to be rescued from
becoming a garbage dump and
planted a vegetable garden on the
(See STUDENTS on Page 3)
Kids are elated over winning a trip to Disney World.
Dr. Jorge San Pedro
Dr. San Pedro Is
Dr. Jorge San Pedro filed his
qualification papers to be a candi-
date for the City Commission,
Group I, lastWednesday.
The semi-retired physician
said he wants to serve the city
which has "been so good to him".
At' age 75, he has served since
1982 as a physician in private
practice, director of the Gulf
County Health Department,
prison physician for Gulf
Correctional Institution, and cur-
rently serves in a part-time capac-
ity as physician for the Gulf
He and his wife, Amalla, came
to Port St. Joe from West Virginia
where he had worked several
years as company physician for a
coal mining concern. During this
time, he served as a delegate to
the West Virginia Medical
This is Dr. San Pedro's first
attempt at being elected to any
0 -0'(} '. .
School Deals With
Rumors: Details on Page 3A'
PSJ Boys & Girls TracO
Wins District This and Other
Sports on Pages 0.1'2A.
TDC Meets Results? Page 3A
NSDAR "Good Citizens"
Chosen Story on Page 3B
Law Enforcement Reports.
Cities, County on Page 8A
Obituaries P0 ;A
PSJ Voters to Cast Ballot
on Incentives See Page 46A
Day Details on Page 5B
Forest Fire Strikes Gulf
See Page 6A
Citizens of Tomorrow
r Photos on Page lB
County Makes a Lucrative Offer to Lure TeleMed to Complex
Charles G. Tharpe
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
WE'RE RECOMMENDING A QUESTION on the May 11 ballot
for your approval as we sit down to write this week's editorials and
comments. We're recommending it as a needed, tool for our com-
missioners to have to bargain with new businesses desiring to
locate here or expand their present operations.
We'll make the same' recommendation later on -in the year, "
when the county votes on a similar question, due to go before the'
electorate at the earliest possible moment.
The question will be on the municipal ballot, along with that;
of which candidate for membership on the city commission you ,
wish to approve.
THE QUESTION HAS TO DO: with how much the city will levy
in taxes against a new entity or on an expanded one.
Each year, the tax collector levies a certain amount of taxes
against any and all property and personal property for. the pur-
pose of collecting its due share of the tax burden. This is a dead.
expense to all business, just as it is to you. The amount the busi-
ness or industry pays is largely decided by its size of operation.
With the new way of figuring taxes, the city commission is ask-'
ing you for permission to reduce or even forgive taxes for a period
of time in. trade for some jobs the firm will establish here. In the:
case of expanding existing business, it is an incentive to enlarge :
and provide more jobs for our people. ,..,
IN NO INSTANCE IS THE amount of forgiven taxes automati-,
cally granted or the amount decided. Every exemption is consid-
ered on its own merit:,the size of the firm or enlargement is given :
consideration, along with how, many jobs, taxes or future worth
each firm generates inside the county. ,,
No approval is automatic, as an incentive to locate here or
enlarge. The measure is simply permissionto bargain with future
firms.in case some other county, city or state'is'offering incentives
of a similar nature and if we desire the created jobs bad enough
for our city and county. ..
If we don't particularly want a firm here, the exemptions will
be small or non-existent. If we are salivating [drooling] 'over a par-
ticular firm we would give' our right arm to have, the commission
will have a bargaining tool to pique its interest. "
In other words, the program is flexible.
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Hail To The Chief
The second year I taught, I
took an eighth grade boy to tthe
front office. In my twelve years of
teaching he was the only child I
made this trip with. "Mr. Williams,
I would like for this young man to.
repeat to you whathe just told me
I could do with my roll book, my,
chalk board, :this school building .
Mr. Williams called him by
name. Somehow he called them all
by name "What did you say to
Coach Colb--' '
-"Nothing, I didn't say nothing,
the white man don't like me, he's
That was as far as the young
lad got. In between licks Mr.
Williams explained, "Boy, do' you
think Coach Colbert is going to
make up a story about you? Do
you think he is going.to stop teach-'
ing .and bring you down here;.
because he doesn't like you? I'll tell'.,
you what is black and white, you.
have got some growing up to do..
My admii-aton and respect for,
Edwirn Williams runs long and' ,
I saw him, in action. Day in,
and day out.
I saw him in difficult "educa-
tional times" In the early seventies.
I saw him when black boys threw
chairs at white students. And
white boys threw trash cans at
black students. He wasn't hiding
in his office. He was grabbing
chairs and catching trash cans.
And his heart was aching.
He was mad at and embar-
rassed for the black students.. He
was mad at and embarrassed for
the white students. And if you
don't understand that, you can't
understand Mr. Williams.
He was an educator, pure and
simple. Our job wasto teach 'em,
to make them better, to, give them
the start that would "allow them to
make it". It wasn't a theory, a pie
in the sky approach, or good pro-
fessional rhetoric for him. 'It was
-his aim! :
"Coach," we"were standing in i
the Commons Area after a particu-
larly wild black and white skirmish
between some extra hot heads of
both groups, "They have a dream
. but we have got to make it
Mr. Williams never got the full
credit he deserved, for being on the
front line. 'Course, he never
sought it. He was just trying to get
that one child to do a little better,
and the next one to do a little bet-
ter, and the next one -
I! saw him in good times. After
a state championship football'
game. He was literally jumping for
joy. "Great job. coach, great job!
The kids appreciate what you .
The kids. For him. it was always
We did have a moment or two
over the years. We talked of grow-
Ing up on a farm. We talked bas-
ketball. We talked baseball. He
asked how my classes were going.
How are the kids doing ....
He had that sharp w\it and
keen sense of humor. I was pitch-
ing one afternoon for the town
team. He made a lot of the games..
We were pla ing Perry. And Robert'
Bryant behind the plate wasn't-,,
putting down the right.fingers or I1
wasn't throwing the right pitches. I
was getting pounded pretty good.
They had this short. stocky guy
playing third base, I couldn't get
him out .
The next morning at school as
1 passed through the office. Mr.
Williams said. "Coach, don't quit
your day job!" ,
I fhad'the opportunity to teach
George and Simona. I taught the
daughter a lot m6re than I taught
the son! Bless 'his'. heart. George
was just trying to get through most
of the time. Mr. Williams kept up
with both. He never interfered,
never expected any favors, but he
worried about 'em. especially, and.
rightfully so, George.
Come to think or it, he treated
the rest of the student body just
exactly like he treated his own. He
didn't interfere .unless absolutely
'necessary;, but he kept up .
believe you me. he jept up .
When I left the teaching pro- -
fession to direct more attention to.
my sons, he told me it would be a. ,
loss for all the students at St. .Joe.
High. To this day, I count that
among my greatest compliments
"Coach, raising children is a
full time job. Anybody can take
care of a child when he Is five years
old. You let 'em get seventeen or
eighteen, that's when you've got to;
bear down. That's when you've got -
to 'get smart', show your patience.
use some intelligence, and be on
top of it. -.
"The sad thing is that's when a
lot of parents give up. Or they
think the child is old enough to go
on their own. They quit their
responsibility and take the easy
way out. They leave that child
when he needs them the most."
Let me tell you. Mr. William '
never gave up on one single young
person under his charge ever! Not
one! Not ever! -
You think about that legacy.
When my boys hit the seven-
teen, eighteen year range I thought-
of the Chief and, I thought of his.
-'sage counsel . I redoubled my "
efforts as a parent.
And my two are just a couple'
out of the thousands and thou-.
sands that have been sent into life .
just a bit more prepared, because
of the careful and thoughtful guid-
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
And Brains, Too! S -
OUR SCHOOLS HAVE RECEIVED state-wide recognition for .
reasons other than athletic. To be more specific, the students in
the fifth grade of the Port St. Joe Elementary School have received
stellar recognition for a project accomplished, calling attention to
the need for giving the proper care to our environment. .. '
We're accustomed to our athletic teams receiving high ratings
in the state of Florida, but the academic honors seem to come a '
little mpre diffliult.-As-a-matteE-of fact, -we sort of shy away from, ............... ... ,, -, .....,-..
tooting ou horn-because of athletic honors, earned for fear of get- .
"tg tihe name 6bofeiig riolhing.but jocks, There's nodirng wrong ., ... .. -. ..
with that, you understand, but we run a multi-dimensional school .
system here in Gulf Courity: one that is equally accomplished in. .
athletics and academics.
OUR SCHOOLS HAVE EARNED several awards for having .
well-rounded program, which is- given for a balanced academic
and athletic program: but we think most people see the award as "
being given for the athletic portion of our curriculum, alone. i.
This latest honor is given for the environmental study accom- ."--+- .." -.
plishments proving that our: kids are accomplished in things aca-
demic as wel as athletic. It majors on the majors, rather than
majoring on the minors.
The kids deserve the kudos they received for their work, which -,
earned them an all' expense paid trip to Disney World, and as the .-
representative said,, "A ride on Space Mountain, Thunder ,
Mountain and anything in the Magic Kingdom, all free of charge." .. .-' "-"""..
The teacher, Annette Minger. deserves some of the credit. too.-
Except for her goading and encouraging the students, they might "
not have accomplished first place among 118 schools. -
The students-and their teacher-were successful in showing 641
everybody in the state of Florida. that quality students come out --
of little Gulf County. just as thev'do large Hillsboro or Duval coun- .....
Our Nation Populated by Tourists, Over 14,000 Ye Ago
I GUESS NOTHING is as it
seems, or cut in stone anymore.
Everything is suspect of its origin
and subject to questioning.
People Iscientistsi are work-
ing hard on the. laws of physics
and chemistry, trying to prove
their fallibility and make changes
where changes are due or discov-
ered to be appropriate. But then.,
isn't change considered the spice
For instance, Bill Hammock
didn't get his hip worked on, last"'.
Wednesday, as I reported In this
space for 'about. 150 Inches last'
week. I found out that he meant
"this Wednesdiay" ahd .not "last
Wednesday",, when he told me
about the pending experience. .'.-,
But, no problem.,Just apply
all the information iin:'.lasti week's
column to the present week and
everything will be right in the
time frame where it is supposed
: Bill won't mind. He originated
In Apalachicola where they don't
'ETA OIN W$HRDLU
S.. by Wesley Ramsey
give a' second thought to such' thought so too. They figured it
slips of the tongue, mind or peri. couldn't have been more than
9,000 years ago. They also
: I'M TALKING THIS week thought these. migrants,were the
about a universal mistaken fact. forebears of our Indian nations as
Evenryone 'makes.' or has made. well. ,,, ,
the same mistake. They might have been the
I'm here. to straighten this Indians' forebears, 'but they
particular misapprehension out weren't the first settlers in the
, or me and Newsweek magazine .two American continents, accord-
will make the attempt. ing to recent discoveries.
You" thitight the' original '
Americans came to this. conti- AMERICA HAS alwaysbeen'a
nent.' walking, odr the Bering "melting ,pot" ft"seemis. -Peoples
Strait from Siberia and were like- from all over the world migrated,
ly oriental,. didn't you?.If you did, to our shores as early as 14,5Q0
you had alot of learned.company years ago! Evidence has been
as the entire scientific world found in such spots as Clovis,
New Mexico, Virginia, North.
Carolina. southern California,,
Montana, Brazil and Chile, t6.
name a few spots on this earth,
which formerly attracted' ancient
tourists to our shores.
'The *.first" e.plorer's .didn't'
come on foot, either. They fol-
lowed the rim of the ancient glac-
iet,'"Which 'covered" the northern
part of the Earth, in skin-covered
.You see, pleasure boating.
Isn't a recent Inn.'vation. Ancient
man used them to transport him
faster arid farther than he cbuld
travel on foot,. 'in-,search of a
warmer climate, more plentiful
game,, ,or a place more conducive
to easy.living. .' :
Why, the ancient ice-age trav-
elling man even held barbecue
parties for his -neighbors. At
Saltville, in western Virginia,
archeologists are 'studying" what.
may be a stone age mastodon
cook-out! Carbon dating place
these remains of the feast at a
point in time approximately
14,000 years ago..
They had a blast!
RECENT DISCOVERIES by
archeologists are 'shooting' holes
in the theories that the American
Indians were the first settlers to
S How did this comrie about?''
It seems archeologists have
been digging for artifacts and sci-
erntifie evidence for years and they
have stopped' digging when they
reached the bone tools, clay
bowls, and open pit fireplaces of
A couple years ago, some sci-
entists decided not to stop dig-
ging when they reached this level,
but went on down for another
three or four feet .and, lo and
behold, there was 'evidence of an
These' earlier peoples came
from such unlikely places as
Japan, other east Asian nations,
European nations, Nordic fea-
tured people 'and Polynesians ..r
America, ; it seems', was a
mosaic of people, a' melting pot of.
the nations at an early date!
HOW DID THE scientists
arrive at this discovery? They,.
measured' and reconstructed-
skulls of people they found. In no
instance do their reconstructed
people have features which would
connect then to an Indian
As a matter of fact, they look,
amazingly like you and II
Except their reconstructed
man is bald.
This one man, found in west-
ern Nevada, had been at his rest-
ing place beside an ancient
stream bed, for some 9,400 years.-
He died of septicemia from
abscessed teeth at the age 'of
fortysomething. 'His friends
buried him In his rabbit skin robe
wearing: his bulrush-lined -leather
moccasins, probably his prized
by 'The St.
Willidm H. Ra
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
School Deals With Rumor In Aftermath of Colorado Student Shooting, Killing
This tranquil photo of the Apalachicola River certainly does not reflect some of the dist
bance that has been created in recent months as "Save Our River" supporters battle for its i
. ural existence. The main thrust of objection is centered around the Army Corps of Engine'
practice of dredging and dispursement of dredge spoil.
Gulf County commissioners have passed a resolution objecting to the Corps' practice and s
port the group in their efforts.
City Hoping to Jump
Start Local Economy
With Tax Incentives Deal for New and Growing Industr
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers are hoping to get an economic
jump start with their tax incentive
referendum slated to be consid-
eCed by'voters on the May 11th
As most voters remember,
Gulf County narrowly defeated a
county-wide tax referendum In
November's general election. Gulf
.County commissioners have sec-
ond guessed themselves ever.
since that time for failing to
aggressively support the referen-
dqm. They have decided to place
the matter back before the voters
(county-wide) in November-the
earliest possible date Florida law
will allow them to do so.
In the meantime, Port St. Joe
commissioners have decided to go
ahead and bring the matter before"
P)rt St. Joe voters as it concerns
aft valorem taxes.
Diane Scholz. Executive
from Page 1
site. The area is located just off
county road 386, west of the
wastewater treatment plant, in a
spot dominated by a huge pecan
The students have been about,
the business pf recording their
activity by making a video to show
to several civic clubs in the city
and as evidence of their accom-
plishments for the contest spon-
The class, with Ms. Minger's
guidance. put feet to their stud-'
ies. As a result of their efforts, a"
small portion of Gulf. County is
environmentally rescued from the,
throes of becoming an unsightly
area, and 23: fifth graders have
earned themselves a trip they will
remember for a lifetime.
(From Page 2)
ance of a man that truly was
placed in their paths by God.'
You think about that legacy
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Boyd & Paula Pickett
Director of the Gulf :County,
Chamber of Commerce, stated
Monday that Gulf County's,
Economic Development Commit-
tee (EDC) was fully behind the
Scholz said the EDC not only
supports the referendum, but
plans to be actively involved in
helping the community see the
need for tax incentives, and the
ultimate pay-off that can be
received through additional jobs.
The basic concept of tax
incentives revolves around giving
ad valorem property tax reduc-
tions or exemptions to new or
expanding businesses that locate
within the taxing authority's
boundaries. If voters approve the
referendum, then city commis-
sloners would have the authority
to negotiate with those business-
es to, in essence, lure or entice
them into locating within the city.
Commissioners would have
the leeway to grant partial or full
ad .valorem tax relief. In many
cases.. graduated taxing plans are
negotiated where, taxes gradually
are increased until the business
is paving the full millage rate over
a several year period.
But. the real benefit to the tax
incentives is that they are directly
related to the number of. and
quality of, jobs created.
For example, if a company
were to bring 200 new jobs to the
area. those employees would have
a positive impact on ad valorem
taxes as they buy homes. develop
property. and spend money with
other local taxpaying businesses.
This is not a new or unique
idea. Many communities through-
out the, country offer 'ad valorem
tax incentives, and'more "as they
compete for a share of the "new
As one member of the EDC
said several months ago. "If you're
going to compete for new jobs, in
today's economy,, you .have ,to
have ad valorem. tax. incentives
Port St. Joe city commiss
ers wholeheartedly agreed v
that assessment when they un
imously voted to place the qi
tion on the ballot during t
April 7th regular meeting.
I z from Pag,
proposals before making a d
sien as to which best fits
needs of the city.
Julian Webb, of Julian W
and Associates, told the bo
during a recent meeting, w
discussing a CDBG grant appil
tion, that he was totally unaw
they were advertising for the
vices until spotting the advert
ment in an area daily paper.
Webb reminded the boarc
had provided the city much o
grant writing servip'e for the
25 years. He- said the city
always had a difficult time qi
tying for grants because of
community-ivide need" scores
Now that situation
changed with the extended
sure of the mill. resulting in on
the highest unemployment r
in the country, and the state
marking Gulf County as an
of need. Now, the city and coi
suddenly have a very high pro
ability of getting various econo
Webb, like most grant wril
.only gets paid for, his serve
'when successfully acquf
grants. Those fees are usually
up as administration fees wi
the -grant .
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the people of Gulf County want ate local and state authorities.
our schools to be a safe place for
our children. Every concern is
being investigated and response
has been channeled to appropri-
We need help from our
community and the media to
eliminate rumors and unfounded
MTI's Temporary Court
Injunction Hearing Is
Rescheduled for May 25
Gulf County School Board
members and Port St. Joe High
School administrators and teach-
ers have had their hands full
dealing with repercussions from
the recent Columbine High School
It seems there were at least
two actual incidents that sparked
the problem, but as Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen told
county commissioners' during.
Tuesday's meeting, "Rumors are
causing a lot of problems."
Sheriff McKelthen explained
that one student did have a web
page site which was inspected by
Port St. Joe High School Resource
Officer Chris Brumbaugh. The
site depicted stick drawings of one
of the student's teachers with a
stick in their eye and some
remarks about a bus driver.
He said the student had
taken the site off the net, written
a letter of apology to the teacher
and would not be attending class
for the remainder of the school
Another incident involved a
piece of paper with a list of names
on it written by another student.
Sheriff McKeithen said there was
nothing on the paper to indicate it
was a "hit list"; furthermore, the
tur- student said it was a list of people
a7t-, who owed him money and had
ers' been mean to him. McKeithen
said this student would not
PT7 returnto class at this time either.
Somehow when the details hit
the "rumor mill", both incidents
and a few other unrelated matters
have resulted in talk of everything
from bomb scares to riots sched-
uled for Wednesday when school
reopened after two days of teach-
McKeithen said there would
be extra officers at the school, not
because of the rumors, but at
parents' request. He further urged
S that anyone who has concerns or
Questions about what's going on,
or any of the rumors, to call the
S"" proper authorities.
with Gulf County School
ian- Superintendent Jerry Kelley
Ues- Issued the following statement
"The Columbine High School
tragedy of last week has created a,
renewed concern for our children
and our schools. This concern is,
nationwide, even worldwide. In
Gulf County. these concerns are
-e present and on the minds of the
ice i- ..
MTI's action points out
Seminole's failure to. honor the
coal hauling contract and follow.
proper' procedures, for contract
termination. They also point out
irreparable damage to the compa-
ny caused by Seminole's action,
stating the 'breach of contract
threatens to completely destroy
the company (Seminole,was MTI's
Over 60 employees have been
terminated from AN RR and MTI
'since Seminole filed suit to buy-
out of the coal hauling contract
with ANRR and Central Gulf Lines
(MTI's sister company).
Representatives from both
companies have expressed their
desires to force Seminole to honor
the coal contract, but it is still'
very uncertain where the court'
challenges may eventually lead.
T'D.C.Actively Getting the
Word Out About Gulf Co.,
Gulf County's Tourist
Development Council (TDC) met
last Thursday evening pushing
forward with plans to get the word
out about Gulf County.
Among one of the first steps
was to finalize plans to set up a
TDC website for Gulf County. The
web page. would list all of the
amenities Gulf County has to
offer prospective visitors, plus
identify all the contact points to
get any further information.
The group also discussed
other ways to advertise Gulf
County as a family-oriented desti-
Gulf County Commission
Chairman Tmminy Knox reported '
td tu I lnqi n lvi1 ths t thOeL
o U UI t UUC U I.lLar recent iL Ua i e
The Gulf County Schools are county had just recently received
a part of this concern and are Its first tourist development check
appropriately responding. We feel from the Florida Department ofr
Revenue in the amount of 81.500.
for the month of January.
SKnox said January would
probably be the lowest receipt
month of the year. It is -also sus-
pected that several businesses
and property owners failed to'
submit the proper papenvork for
filing and paying the tourist devel-
Anyone with questions con-,,
cerning the tax should call ,the
commission office at the Gulf
It was announced in the April
8th edition of The Star that
Material Transfer, Inc. (MTI) had
filed for a temporary injunction in
the Circuit Court of Gulf County
seeking to require, Seminole
Electric to resume coal ship-
The hearing was originally set
for April 20th at 11:00 a.m., ET,
in the Gulf County Courthouse.
with Judge Glenn L. Hess presid-
Since that time, the hearing
has been postponed arid is now
rescheduled for 10:15 a.m. on
May 25th at the courthouse.
( In March, Judge Hess ruled
in favor of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad (ANRR) on a.
similar Injunction against
Seminole. He called for Seminole
to resume coal hauling as spelled
out in its contract with the rail-,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
Observe Infant Immunization Week
With Picnic Lunch,
Toys and Prizes
Last Wednesday, April 21, the
Gulf County Health Department
celebrated "Infant Immunization
Week" with a delicious picnic lun-
cheon, clown entertainment, and
special toys and prizes for its
The department extends
.many thanks to Burger King, its
business partner, for the busi-
ness' generous donations. The
department employees are proud
to be associated with a business
that recognizes the importance of
childhood immunizations and is
willing to support the cause.
Wayne Luebe, Division of
Forestry employee. kept everyone'
entertained with his clown antics
and his interesting and fun, bal-
loon creations. The health depart-
ment would like to say "thanks"
for your help "Waynebow", and
thank you to the Division of
Foretry-your commitment to
prevention, both fire and disease,
is most encouraging.
Special recognition is also
due to the Wewahitchka Church
of Christ. For many years, they
,have kept the GCHD supplied
with unique, homemade, stuffed
kittens for the young children.
Paul and Linda Cant. along
with the entire Nancy J. Evans
family, would like to thank every-
one for their love, prayers, flow-
ers, and acts of kindness shown
during our loss.
The Gant and Ranie Family
They really appreciate this sup-
port; it is a wonderful and most
Many staff members of the
Gulf County Health Department
are actively involved in the
process of infant immunizations
and they were the honored guests
at the luncheon.
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet on Saturday,
May 1st, at the Gulf County
Public Library, beginning at 3
o'clock. All members are asked to
please attend: as this will be the
last meeting untul September. ,
22 Members Attend Wewahitchka Woman's Club Meeting
,The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club met April 14th at the Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative, confer-
ence room with 22 members and
two guests present. E. J. Keller,
president, conducted the busi-
Barbara Shirley-Scott pre-
sented Mac Eubanks who gave an
informative talk concerning how
the economic situation is affecting
our school system. Each member
received a copy of Superintendent
Kelloy's letter to Senator Pat
Thomas requesting his continued
support and leadership.
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Maureen Mitchell, Chairper-
son of Conservation, had as her
guest speaker, Penny Hatcher.
She explained that centers were
operated through grants and
donations' Telephone numbers
for a wildlifelicensed rehabilita-
tor were made available.
Penny exhibited several
species. of owls, hawks, and birds
that had been rehabilitated, but
could not be released for various
reasons. She explained that if you
suspect an animal is rabid you
should notify a licensed rehabili-
tator and that an animal does not
"have to bite-it can contaminate
witi saliva on an open wound-
and you will need immediate
,. Dunng the business meeting,
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
F&A.M. invites friends' and neigh-
bors to attend a covered dish sup-
per at 7 p.m., ET, on Thursday,
April 29, at the lodge, located at
214 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Any questions should be directed
to William F. Jordan, secretary, at
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plans were finalized for the May
banquet to be' held May 17th at
6:30 at Maxine's Restaurant.
Carolyn Dru'ry won the quilt
hand-stitched by members of the
Senior Citizens Association.
Proceeds from this and a booth at
the Tupelo Festival will go toward
a scholarship for a deserving
senior at Wewahitchka High
School graduating with the class
Madge Semmes reported that
the city beautification will be car-
ried out jointly with the Chamber
of Commerce and the city.
Members adopted barrels to be
filled'with flowers and crepe myr-
ties and placed at vantage point*':-'.
Carol Vlahos, arts chairper-
son, reported these winners at the
District 2 Arts Festival in
*Barbara Shirley-Scott took
the first place ribbon and "Best of
Show"; with an oil painting
*A first place blue ribbon was
awarded for "Walf" counted cross
stitch and an acrylic painting
"Hummingbird" on driftwood by
*Sue de-Abreu brought home
a blue ribbon, 'first place, for
"Painted Pottery" and pen and ink
stationary of local scenes;
*Pat Byrd won first place, a
blue ribbon, for handcrafted "Bird
House": and' '
.. Tweeta Gaskin, received a
second place, red ribbon, for her
gourd "Santa Claus".
Dorothy Griffin, Mary Lee
Pitts, Tammy Wills and Tweeta
Gaskin were hostesses.
From left, are Ashton Larry, Joshua Jenkins, Brittany
Fletcher, and Telisa Register who "got into the act of things"
this week when storyteller Pat Nease (far right) visited in the
Port St. Joe Elementary School library.
GCCCSprngs Visits Port St.
Concert May 1st Joe Elementary
Vocalists Julia Six and
Amanda Bateman invite the pub-
lic to attend the Singing
Commodore's Spring Music
Concert on the Panama City cam'-
pus of Gulf Coast.
The program will consist of
selected instrumental pieces frori i
GCCC's band, and vocal rendi-
tions by 'the Singing Commo-
dores, and is scheduled, to begin
at 8:30 p.m., ET, on Saturday,
May 1st, in the Student Union
Both Julia-and Amanda are
1998 Gulf County High School
graduates and honor students at
Gulf Coast Community College.
Julia will complete an AA
degree this summer and begin her
junior year majoring in speech
paLhology. Amanda plans to enter
the teaching profession.
Pat Neese. storyteller from
Panama City, visited Port St. Joe
Elementary School on April 26th
and 27th. This was the time that
all students, Pre-K through fifth
grade, had been looking forward
to. Her presentations on each
grade level made the students feel
that it was well worth waiting for
"Miss Pat" to visit the school.
Pat's experience over the
years has given her special under-
standing of children. This under-
standing. along with her bubbling
personality, enables her to use
her storytelling talent .in exposing
children to all types of good liter-
ature. Her visit was a great suc-
cess, and she promised that she
will return to Port St. Joe
Elementary next year.
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You May Be Paying Too Much
Students Recognized by St. Joe Bay Committee,
Robert A. King (far right), chairman of the St. Joseph Bay Committee, presented a certificate
of appreciation to the students in Annette Minger's fifth grade class at Port St. Joe Elementary
School in recognition of their achievement in being selected as first place winner of PROJECT
The local organization, dedicated to preserving the pristine state of St. Joe Bay, is proud of
the youngsters' efforts in their environmentally strong project. The Department of Environmental
lProtection is also reported to have sent its special thanks and blessings for the job well done.
Redmond Honored at Brenau Convocation
Deann Redmond was named
a Joseph Worth Sharp Fellow for
Brenau University's Women's
College during spring honors con-
vocation on,Thursday, April 22.
The Humanities and
.Communication Arts Department
-recognized Redmond, a junior
,history/political science and
business administration major,
who. currently resides in!
Bainbridge, -Georgia. She is the'
:.daughter of Sonny Redmond of
Bainbridge and Joanie Novota of
Port St. Joe.
: Academic department faculty
1'select fellows on the basis of
* merit, academics, accomplish-
ments, excellent character, and
dedication to Brenau. The recipi-
ents' responsibilities include
Gulf County Schools
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MON- Chicken Patty
Sticks, Hash Browns, Cherry
Crisp, and Milk.
TUES- Spaghetti with Sauce,
Baked Potato, Applesauce,-
Italian Bread, and Milk.
WEDS- Turkey Sandwich.
French Fries. Peaches,
Applesauce Cake, and Milk.
THURS- Taco Bake. Corn,
Pineapple, Cornbread, Taco
Sauce, and Milk.
FRI- Cheese Pizza. Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks
with Dressing, and Milk.
MENUS ARE SUB ECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
assisting the academic faculty as
liaison representatives between
the students and faculty.?
Brenau University. founded
in 1878 as the Georgia Baptist
Female Seminary, now is a private
comprehensive university that
includes the Academy. Women's
College and the Evening and
Words cannot adequately
express my appreciation for all
the love and kindness that you
have shown to me during my
The food that was brought,
the flowers and cards that were
sent, the visits and phone calls
that were made, and the mone-
'tary gifts, each served to remind
mre'-Ofhow fortunate I am to live in
,a county where people do not just
talk about love, they demonstrate
it with their actions.
I want to say a very special
thanks for each prayer, by
churches and individuals, that
has been lifted up on my behalf.
Please know that God is answer-
ing our prayers in even. greater
ways than we imagined. Also I ask
that you continue to remember
me in your prayers over the next
few months as I take my
Once again, let me say thanks
.for all you have done for me and
my family. I know that God will
bless you for your kindness. A
special thanks to the members of
Grace Baptist Church, White City
Baptist Church. and Port St. Joe
Elementary School. May God
bless each of you!
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For Your Auto
By Bill Nelson
Florida Treasurer, Insurance
ComrnmLssioner and State Fire Marshal
among the state's 2.3 million
licensed drivers 65 or'older-may
be paying too much for their auto-
'mobile insurance because of a lit-
tie-known coverage built into
Built into Personal Injury
Protection, or PIP, is a coverage
for wages lost in the event of an
auto-accident injury. Unfortu-
nately, this coverage is of no ben-
efit to the millions of insured dri-
vers who are retired or not earn-
ing a wage.
Another problem with this
My family and I would like to
again thank everyone for the acts
of kindness .and concern which
have been shown during my:
recent hospitalization, heart by-
pass surgery, and recovery period
As my health improves daily,
gradually returning me to a more
normal daily routine, I thank God
for his mercy and love, and for the
friendships He has blessed me
with. Please continue to keep me
and my family in your prayers;
after all, that's what has sus-
tained us this far.
coverage-that costs an average
of about $18 dollars a year-is
that it may not have been clearly
identified to consumers at the
time of purchase. It also may not
have been adequately explained
that a policy holder could reduce
his or her premium by excluding
this coverage altogether.
In ,an attempt to bring this
issue to the attention of insurance
consumers most likely, affected,
we have joined forces with the
state's largest retiree group.
AARP, to help make consumers
aware they can drop the coverage.
Additionally. I am supporting
legislation to strengthen notifica-
tion requirements about wage-
loss coverage both at the time a
policy is purchased and before
each renewal, and to make clear
that consumers have the option of
dropping this coverage. The legis-
lation will be considered during
lawmakers' two-month legislative
session beginning in March.
Meantime, there is something
policyholders can and should do
now. They should check with
their agent to see whether they
are being charged for wage-loss
coverage, and discuss the options
they have including dropping it
from their policy., if they feel they
don't want or need it.
Consumers with additional
questions about wage-loss cover-
age can contact the toll-free
Florida Department of Insurance
Consumer Helpline at 1-800-342-
*Thank You Notes
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
Forest Fire Strikes Gulf County on Sunday
According to firefighters for
the Florida Division of Forestry,
crews were called out Sunday
evening to battle a blaze in the
wooded area located between
Highway 386 (Overstreet highway)
and the 5-Acre Farms (on
Highway 71 south of the
The forest fire is estimated to
have scorched 300 to 400 acres of
timber and underbrush before
being contained by forestry crews
which encircled the area cutting
fire lanes to deter its progress.
No evidence of arson has been
detected to point to a deliberate
start of the fire; therefore, due to
Mexico Beach Weekly Winner
In the third week of the Mexico Beach 29th Annual Ling Tourrarnent and Festival, John
Thompson (right) took the $250 cobia bonus with a 40.1 pound ling. No Spanish were weighed in,
even though many were caught. This present week is the last week of the tournament, and $7,000
is still up for grabs. The awards ceremony will be held at Sunset Park by the El Governor on
Saturday, May 1st at 7 p.m., CT. A fish fry, sailboat race, kite flying, sand sculpture contest,
beach dance, and more are planned for the day also. Join in at Mexico Beach on May 1st for a fun-
filled family day "like it used to be". Congratulating Thompson in the photo above is tourism spe-
cialist for Mexico Beach, J. Patrick Howard.
54 'o 5 qe '?
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and we would like to invite our friends and neighbors
to come by and try,our new
Texas Melt Sandwich
& Potato Combo
This sandwich comes with.a generous, portion of roast beef, your
choice of American, Swiss or provolone chee-se, cooked onions,
lettuce, tomato andmayo on Texas toast Combined with roasted
herb & g-irlic potatoes and drink for only.
$495 plus tax
Sandwich only $3 95 plus tax
We will also have our
2 Hamburgers and $500-
2 French Fries Deal for --
plus tax, after 2:00 p.m. during the month of May.
Call ahead and we'll do our best to have it ready for you!
its remote location, lightning has
been established as its probable
State In Emergency Status
Over the past several weeks,
Florida has experienced a series
of wildfires resulting in the loss of
thousands of acres of vegetation.
All across the state a condi-
tion of emergency currently exists
because of the extended drought
and resulting potential for wild-
fires; so much so that it has
prompted President Clinton to
declare Florida a state of national
emergency this week.
This falls on the heels of
Governor Bush's executive order
calling for the alert status of mul-
tiple state and local agencies to
work cooperatively to combat the
potential threat to lives and prop-
According Division of Forestry,
The Port St. Joe High School
'Band Boosters are still in need of
donations for their upcoming
yard/bake sale. The sale will be
held May 1st, at the Frank Pate
Park from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. Go out and support your
Anyone wishing to make a
yard sale or cash donation to help
a needy band member to attend
the upcoming band .trip to
Universal Studios, is asked to
please call (during the daytime
hours) Gail Zimmerman at 229-
6805 or Wendy Murnan.at 227-
Spring Cleaning Takes On A Whole New Meaning
(NAPS)-Southern chefs pride
themselves on clearing clean plates,
from the table at the end of a.
home-cooked meal. This ,spring, .
McKenzie's serves up a Southern
feast featuring Dirty Rice with "
Beans, one recipe that will assure K-''
spring-clean dinner dishes. l
Dirty Rice with Beans adds
Cajun flare to a down-home meal leaves
with hearty ingredients such as V4 teaspoon ground cumin
pork sausage and McKenzie's tpoo sausage and McKenzies lt
Frozen Speckled Butter Beans.
When served with southern Cook butter beans a
favorites like fried chicken, directed on package. Drain
McKenzie's Creamed Corn, Frozen Set aside. In large skille
Hush Puppies or Frozen Chopped combine sausage, celery, re
Collards, this recipe is sure to pro- pepper, onions and garlic
vide stick-to-the-ribs satisfaction. Cook over medium hea
Best of all, Dirty Rice with until vegetables are tended
Beans cooks up in less than 20 and sausage is cooked an
minutes on the stove or in the browned. Drain. Add butte
microwave, leaving you with time beans and remaining ingred
to enjoy the spring blossoms. :',nts. Mix well Simmer for 1
DIRTY RICE WITH BEANS
1 pkg. (10 oz.) McKenzie's
Frozen Speckled Butter
% lb. bulk pork sausage
V cup chopped celery --
cup chopped red pepper
/4 cup McKenzie's Frozen
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups cooked white rice
teaspoon freshly ground
1 teaspoon dried thyme
officials, they are no longer issu-
ing any kind of burning autho-
rization. NO type of outdoor burn-
ing-for agriculture, silviculture
(forestry management), land
clearing, etc.-is currently being
allowed throughout the state.
Residents and motorists are
urged to use extreme caution
until the condition is relieved. The
rainfall received in the Panhandle
earlier this week was a welcome
sight, but the amount accumulat-
ed was just "a drop in the bucket"
toward what is needed to return
the aquifer to is normal status..
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major
risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
* About 50 million Americans age 6
and older have high blood pressure.
One in 4 American adults has high
* Men are at greater risk lor high blood
pressure than women are until age 55
* Blacks develop high blood pressure at
an earlier age than whiles, and it is more
severe at any decade of life.
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Gulf County, approximately 70 to
100 employees will initially be
hired, and the firm is expecting to
employ 250' workers within 36
County commissioners had
previously agreed to offer Gulfs
industrial park for three years
rent free, but added two addition-
al years to the proposal Tuesday,
contingent upon TeleMed reach-
ing the 250 employees plateau
within the 36 rionth period.
Mrs. SchoI said she hopes to
lave a final answer on the com-
p])ay's intentions within the next
Emergency Noise Ordinance
Gulf County commissioners
unanimously agreed to support
an emergency noise ordinance, as
requested by Gulf County Sheriff
The board had' passed the
ordinance during a special meet-
ing Monday, but because of an
error, had to go back through the
McKeithen requested the
ordinance after receiving numer-
ous complaints on an establish-
ment, but was unable to take
action because of a lack of "teeth"
in the county's ordinance.
Gulf Aire Sewer Plant
George Walrond (engineer for
Gulf Aire Wastewater Treatment
Plant) approached the board to
bring them up to date on improve-
ments and repairs taking place at
Commissioners placed a 90-
day moratorium on hook-ups to
the sewer plant during the
board's last meeting, after Chief
Administrator Don Butler
explained the system was over
capacity. Butler said the countyvs
comprehensive plan would allow
246 units to hook to -the system,,
but 276 are currently Lied in.
Walrond said the Department
of Environmental Protection was
overlooking the repairs and
improvements made to the sys-
tern, including a new flow meter
which could help determine if the
plant could take on new hook-
ups, by monitoring the actual flow
taken in at the plant.
Gulf County Public Health
Director Doug Kent will be .in
charge of overseeing the flow
: Commission Chairman Tom-
my Knox encouraged Walrond to
expedite the process, so the board
can get a feel for where the system
is at when the 90-day moratorium
for Better Drivers,
alk to us about how safe drivers can save.
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From Page 1)
Wayne Childers reported to
the board that the "Save Our
River" group held its meeting last
Wednesday. Representatives from
the Army Corps of Engineers were
present, as well as various state
agencies, representatives, and
He requested that the board
send a copy of the county's reso-
lution opposing dredging of the
Apalachicola River, along with Jet-
ters of explanation to all Florida
The intent would be to get
unanimous support from the
Florida delegation in order to off-
set what is suspected to be objec-
tions from the Georgia and
The board members agreed to
the idea, but requested they be
given a copy of the letter for
review before making a final deci-
sion during their next regular
Commissioner John Stanley
stated to Childers that he was
embarrassed by some of the
things said to the Cdrps of
Engineers and other representa-
tives during the meeting. He said
people at the meeting were rude
to those representatives.
Stanley said at one point U. S.
Congressman Allen Boyd was
given a grade of "F" by Childers.
Childers responded, "Yea, I
did, but this ain't like school, he
gets another chance."
Marilyn Blackwell told the
board the grades were based on
responses to letters written to var-
ious agencies and representa-
Commissioner Stanley also
presented a letter he had received
from the special forces training
department, which stated that
prior to any decision being made
concerning locating a riverine
training facility along the,
Apalachicola River, there would
be extensive public hearings.
Stanley said they were a long
ways from making any decision
on training in Gulf County, or
anywhere else for that matter.
In Other Business
*Decided to negotiate with the
county's union for four 10-hour
work days rather than five eight-.
hour days, as suggested by Boardc
*Awarded Wewahitchka State
Bank the financing bid for
Highland View Fire Departments
iused tru6k for'S35,000 at 5.40%.
Bill Lynch and a friend grew
these gigantic cabbages in his
garden at Highland View. They
met the first criteria for getting
their produce shown off in the
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These cute young ladies
decided to take in a ballgame
last Friday evening. From left
they are Cathleen and Caroline
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study, analyze, and invest in various stock opportunities in today's stock market.
The program is open for public use during normal operating hours of the library.
Seated, from left, are members of the Friends of the Library Peggy Kunkle, Frann Smith, and
Jeannie Mims. Standing, from left, are Phyllis Moore, Russell Scholz, Bob Moore. Jean Faliski; and
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BURGLARY, BATTERY LANDS
SUSPECT IN JAIL
On Friday, April 23rd, Gulf
County Sheriffs Deputy Ruben
Farmer and 'Port St. Joe Police
Department Sergeant James
Hersey responded to a reported
disturbance on Venus Drive.
Upon arrival at the scene,
they learned that Steve Gibson
had broken into an apartment
and attacked his estranged wife
and her boyfriend. Gibson had hit
both subjects. but had beaten the
male subject with a gerber tool,
causing multiple cuts on his
head, back, and shoulder area.
The suspect, a 27 year bold
resident of Port St. Joe, was sub-
sequently located and charged'
with burglary, battery, and aggra-
vated battery. According to the
sheriffs office, Gibson was
released on a. $2,500 bond
ROWDY YOUNG MAN ARRESTED
Sunday, April 25th, Auxiliary
Sergeant James Newsome
responded to a disturbance call
on Jehu Road in Wewahitchka.
When the deputy arrived at the
location, he made contact with
Rodney Adkinson, an .18 year old
Wewahitchka resident, who
appeared to be extremely intoxi-
cated and very belligerent.
Newsome, along with addi-
tional back-up on the scene, tried
to calm and quiet Adkinson, but
he refused to do so. As a result,
he. was placed under arrest for
During a routine search of
Adkinson at the Gulf County Jail,
a rock of crack cocaine was found
inside his pants. Charges of pos-
session of alcohol by a person
under 21 and possession of crack
cocaine were added in the arrest.
STOLEN CHECKS DIDN'T ,PAY OFF
Last Thursday, April 22nd.
Deputy Chris Dixon arrested
Aaron Whitfield, a 38 year old res-
ident of the Port St. Joe area, on
two charges of uttering a forged
The deputy had taken a
report of a stolen checkbook earli-
er in the month of April, and
tracked down the checks-the
majority of which were written
and cashed in Bay County.
Deputy Dixon found that two
of the checks were cashed at local
banks, and charged Whitfield
with two counts of uttering a
Edwin G. Williams
Edwin G. Williamsr
Edwin George Williams, 66,
r passed away Friday. April 23, in
Panama City. He was born in
Chipley and had been a resident
of Port St. Joe since 1955. He was
a member of Zion Fair Baptist
He was an educator having,
served as a teacher and principal
of Washington High School in Port
St. Joe, principal of Carver High'
School in Wewahitchka, and
assistant principal and principal
of Port St. Joe High School.
He served three terms as
commissioner for the City of Port
St. Joe and was affiliated with
many educational, civic, and fra-
He is survived by his wife,
Christine; one son, George
Williams; one daughter, Simona
Beard (Herbert), all of Port St.
Joe; two sisters, Edna P. McElroy
and Willie A Crews (Johnny) of
Chipley; step-sister, Ruby Young
of Newark, New Jersey; step-
brother. Theodore Armelin of Lake
Charles, Louisiana; six grandchil-
dren; one great-grandchild; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
The family received friends at
Zion Fair Baptist from 6 to 8 p.m.
on Wednesday, April 28, for a
wake and memorial service.
Funeral services will be held
at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April
29 (today), at Zion Fair Baptist
Church. Interment will follow in
Forest Hill Cemetery.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE
GULF COUNTY JAIL .
*Thr ,da. April 22nd-
Madison D. Martin, 21, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, violation of probation
(uttering); Michael D. Hammond,
19, W/M, of Port St. Joe, bur-
glary; and Charles Holley, 44.
W/M, of Wewahitchka, DUI prop-
erty and personal injury.
Friday, April 23rd-James
Origgs, 47, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, violation of probation (posses-
sion of a controlled substance).
Sunday. April 25Lh-Ellis B.
Brogdon, 26, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, domestic battery.
SPSJPD Report 1
FAILED To APPEAR IN COURT
On April 22nd, at approxi-
mately 9:20 p.m.. Willie Stanford
Riley, Jr., 36, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer Tony Yowell
on an active warrant for failure to
, appear., ,
Riley was taken into custody
without incident and transported
to the Gulf County Jail. The war-
rant was issued when Riley failed
to appear to answer the charge
against him (resisting arrest with-
CAR & DRIVER NOT LICENSED
Friday, April 23rd, just before
5 p.m., Lovie C. Jones, 49, of Port
St Joe, was arrested by Officer
David Cross for failure to register
a vehicle and driving with no valid
DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR COURT
On Saturday, April 24th, at
about 9:50 p.m., Terry L. Davis,
34. of Panama City, was arrested
by Officer Russell Burch on an
active warrant for failure to
appear. The warrant was issued
when Davis failed to appear to
answer the charge against him
No LICENSE To MOTOR
At about I a.m. on Sunday.
April 25th, George H. Gainnie. 55,
of Port St Joe, was arrested by
Officer Chris Teeter for driving
with suspended or revoked
PROBATION VIOLATION LEADS
On Monday, April 26th, just
after 5 p.m., Richard W. Boddye
was arrested by Sergeant Troy
Simmons on an active probation
Warren L. Fitzpatrick
Judge Warren L. Fitzpatrick,
82. of Lynn Haven, died Sunday.
April 25, in a local hospital. He
was born in Pensacola on August
24, 1916. He had a distinguished
career as an attorney and Circuit
A graduate of Cumberland
Law School, he was admitted to
the Florida Bar in 1938. In 1957
he was appointed Circuit Judge
for the 14th Judicial Circuit. After
serving 21 years, he retired in
1978 as the senior Circuit Judge.
He was honored both by the
Florida Bar and the Bay County
Bar Association for over 50 years
Judge Fitzpatrick was often
praised for his fairness. Integrity
and compassion. His hobbles
included golf, hunting and fish-
ing. Through every aspect of his
life, Judge Fitzpatrick touched
many people and left lasting
Impressions that will remain
despite his passing. Many of his
friends have memorable stories
about Judge Fitzpatrick. If you
have a favorite story, his family
would appreciate your jotting it
down In their memory book.
Judge Fitzpatrick is survived
by his wife of 46 years, Mildred
Levins Fitzpatrick; six daughters,
Dianna Joiner and husband
Travis, Marilee Barfleld and hus-
band George, Jean Tlllman and
husband Frank, Julia Peterson
and husband Jack, Patricia
Maulden and husband Jim, and
Kimberly Pell and husband
Robert; eight grandchildren,
Colleen Hayes and husband
Jason, Molly Able and husband
Mark, Ed Barfield and wife Lori,
Tod Barfield and wife Teresa,
Melanie Mason and husband
Phillip, Jeff Tillman and wife
Becky, Sandi Robinson and hus-
band Bruce, and Nicole Maulden.
He is also survived by 10 great-
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, April 28, at the
Springfield Community Church
with Rev. J.W. Hunt officiating.
Interment followed at the Lynn
Haven Cemetery. Judge Fitz-
patrick's grandsons and grand-
sons-in-law served as active pall-
bearers. Honorary pallbearers
were his sons-in-law, Hilton
Arnold, retired Circuit Judge Fred
Turner, and all Circuit Judges of
the 14th Judicial Circuit.
All services were under the
direction of Southerland Funeral
Home, Panama City.
According to information
received, Boddye was sentenced
on December 17, 1998, to clean
up his yard within 90 days.
Boddye was violated for failure to
comply with the court's sentenc-
ing, and for failure to pay the cost
of supervision fees.
At the time of this press
release submittal (Tuesday after-
noon), Boddye was still in custody
at the Gulf County Jail awaiting
first appearance for violation of
probation for unlawful accumula-
(Beach PD Log]
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
APRIL 12TH TO 25TH
During the last week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 212 calls for service,
investigated one assault, and one
During the same period. offi-,
cers of the department investigat- "
ed no traffic crashes, however,
they issued 41 traffic warnings
and four citations.
Also during that time frame.
the officers made four arrests,
which include the following:
*One juvenile male, of'
Crawfordvllle. was charged on*
Saturday. April 17th by Lt. Brad
Hall with driving under the influ-'
ence of a controlled substance,
possession of marijuana (less
than 20 grams), and possession of
*Also on the 17th. three juve-
nile males, of Crawfordville were,
charged by Lt. Hall with posses-
sion of marijuana (less than 20
grams) and possession of drug
*Travis S. Verdugo, of Mexico
Beach, was charged with loitering
and prowling on Saturday, April
24th, by Ptim. Burt Himmer.
*On Sunday, April 25th,
Charles L. Reeves, of Port St. Joe.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
was charged with driving under
the influence by Ptlm. Himmer.
*Ptlm. Steve Peoples charged
Jimmy D. Shores, of Mexico
Beach, with battery (domestic vio-
lence) on Sunday, April 25th.
Gold Card Club Awards
Banquet to ReCognize
PSJHS Students May 1
The Gulf County Schools
Gold Card Club Awards Banquet
will be held Monday, May 1, at
7:00 p.m., in the Commons Area
of Port St. Joe High School. This
occasion will honor. all Port St.
Joe High School students who
have received two gold cards dur-
ing the first three nine week grad-
ing periods of this school year, or
had a 3.5 GPA at the conclusion
of the second grading period.
Guest speaker for this ,ear
will be Paula Lovett Waller, a high
honor graduate from the Port St.
Joe High School Class of 1965.
Mrs. Waller is the executive direc-
tor of the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium of which
the Gulf County School District Is
a member. The daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joel Lovett. she is mar-
ried to H. T. Waller and they have
two daughters. India and Ashley.
Each student being honored
will receive a free ticket to the
banquet. Tickets for parents and
the general public are $5.00 each.
Reserved tickets are available for
patrons. Students and patrons
should pick up their tickets, and
parents should, purchase their
tickets, from personnel' in the
front office of Port St. Joe High
She deadline for the general
public to obtain tickets, which
were not purchased by parents, is
the end of the school day on
Fnday. April 30.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
Outdoors in the Gators
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
"Strong like bull, smart like
tractor." This is the favorite say-
ing of the contractor who is
responsible for building my
home; he is also my brother-in-.
law. I should have known better.
This past week the wind and
murky waters again cut short
many fishing trips. The Spanish
that were here just a few weeks
ago have vanished as have the
Fresh water fishing is still
good, but water levels are drop-
ping drastically. Bedding bream
and shellcrackers are the focal
pbint of most local creeks and
The bass are still holding in
the shallows early and late.
Topwaters are doing well as are
Sluggos and Slam'R's. The Dead
Lakes is a hot spot this week.
Some 4 to 6 pound bass are being
boated says Chris Hasty.
Surf fishing is improving
daily as waters clear. The ever-
dependable Stump Hole has even
had problems, but is still produc-
ing nice catches. Whiting and a
few pompano are being caught,
and some of the whiting are near-
ly 2 pounds. The Davis Beach
area is good, but be there at first
light for the best bite. Peeled
shrimp-or better yet-sand fleas
will get your rod bent.
Offshore fishing is still
dependable when the weather
allows. Snapper and grouper are
on most structures in good num-
bers. Several kings were boated
this week in the 8 to 10 pound
range. Dusters with cigar min-
nows are the standard bait. From
the sea buoy and out is a good
spot to start trolling.
With continued good weather,
the fishing will improve. Just last
:week out of Destin a new Florida
record ling-136 pounds, I hear-
was boated but was disqualified
because two anglers handled the
rod. This has happened two years
,in a row.
"Smart like a tractor." Where
is my mind? I should have
noticed'when Tom, my brother-
in-law, changed the plans to
make the guest bedroom twice
the size of the master bedroom,
but while he was doing that, I
drew out the plans for the shed:
home for tractors and in-laws.
Ah, sneaky like a goat.'
WEWA 16, CHATTAHOOCHEE 3
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
The Wewahitchka Gators.
ranked #4 in the latest Class 2A
poll, closed out their regular sea-
son play with Wednesday's 16-3
blow-out over Chattahoochee. The
Gators took a 3-3 tie into the bot-
tom of the third inning where they
scored seven runs, and added six
more in the fourth for a five-
Kelly Forehand and Brandon
Jones combined to toss a one-hit-
ter. Forehand (5-2) gave up three
runs. none of them earned, on
one hit and two walks to record
the win on the mound for the
Gators. Jones walked one and
struck out one in his two Innings
Jones went four for four with
,two home runs and five RBI to
lead Wewahitchka at the plate.
Forehand was three for four with
two RBI, and Philip Hall went two
for three with ;a triple and four
RBI. Blake Rish had a two-run,
home run, while Dave Davis and
Dads 'n Lads Enjoy Battle on the Diamond
Last Saturday afternoon, 11 members of the Port St. Joe Middle School team challenged their
dads, many of which are former Shark athletes, to a baseball game at Shark Stadium. PSJMS
Coach Mike Todd invited all who were mentally-and physically-up to the sport to join in.
Apparently, all those who participated were up to speed with their competition, because after
eight lo-o-n-n-n-g innings [longer for some than others] they decided to call it a draw with the
score tied at 8-8. Good sportsmanship and a fun time will be remembered by all the players-
young and old-and by those who encouraged them from the stands.
Coach Mike Todd expressed his hopes that the event can continue annually as a fundraiser for
the young sports program.
Seated, from left, are Chad Haddock (a Sharks' brother who was a merciful catcher for the
dads), and dads, Rex Strickland and Jimmy Daniels, and PSJMS Coach Mike Todd. [Stretched out
on the coach is Head Umpire Zach Tarantino, who "performed" well behind the plate during the
Players kneeling, from left, are Austin Horton, James Daniels, Bobby Phillips. Ashley Haddock,
Jason Mathes. and Raye Raye Bailey. Players standing, from left, are Stephen Tarantino, Aaron
Hamm, Brian Bizek. Stephen Besore, and Micah Dodson. The remaining dads, standing In the rear,
from left, are Craig Besore, Joey Tarantino, David Horton. Bill Dodson, Buddy Hamm, Randy
Phillips, Harlan Haddock, Man Mathes and Raye Bailey.
Record Number of Consumers Join the "No Call" List
A record 61,000 Floridians
have taken steps to prevent
unwanted telephone calls by hav-
ing their home numbers placed
on the state's "No Sales
Solicitation Calls" list, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Bob
Crawford said recently.
Crawford's department ad-
ministers the Florida Telephonic
Sales Act, a 1987 law that pro-
hibits most commercial telemar-
keters from calling any telephone
numbers on the list. The law also
requires solicitors to accurately
identify themselves and their
business so that anyone receiving
such a call will know who is call-
"Complaints about telephone
solicitation calls are among the
top consumer complaints received
by our office." Crawford said.
"Florida consumers can help
insure their pnvacy and avoid
many unwanted calls by joining
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1999 Wewahitchka High SchoolLady Gators Softball
Members of the Lady Gators' softball team are, from left, Kristen Jones, Kimberly McMillon,
Monica Zito, Lindsay Miller, Shray Gilbault. Krystal Hendricks, Judith Husband. Joni Grice, Laura
Husband, Kelly Daniels, Christi Ward, and Ashley Berens.
Bradley Shavers each added .a
single for the Gators, who closed
out the regular season with a 20-
"We are looking forward to the
playoffs," said Coach Grant
The Gators will face Port St.
.Joe on Thursday night for the
District 3-2A Championship at
6:00 CT in Wewahitchka.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. APRIL 29, 1999
Sharks Win Boys & Girls District Track Titles
Regional Meet to be Held in Tallahassee Today at FS. U. Track and Field Complex
'Last Wednesday, Port St. Joe
Higlh School hosted the District 3-
2A Track arid Field Champion-
ships. Competing in the meet,
along with the. Sharks, were
Apalachicola. Blountstown, Liber-
ty County, and Wewahlitchka.
Athletes were 'competing for
region qualifying spots that would
be awarded to tle top four finish- *
ers In each even .
In the team scoring. Port St.
S/ Joe rallied a total of 173 points
and captured its sixth straight
district title. Placing second with
81 points was Liberty County. fol-
lowed by Wewahitchka (77),
Apalachicola (5), and Blounts-
: Following the event. PSJHS
Coach Scott Gowan said. "We
really had a great meet! We won
12 of 17.events, qualified 13 ath-
letes for region, and set a new
school record by scoring 173
points in a district meet."
Placing first in the meet for
the Sharks were Tiavis-Woullard
(shot put, 52'9.5"), Davii Baxter
(discus. 156'6.5"), Mark Williams
(long Jump, 20'1.5"; 110 hurdles,
15.1; and 300 hurdles. 42.71),
Kyron Bailey (high jump, 5'10"),
Josh Todd (pole vault. 13'O"), Rod
S( Givins (1600 meters, 4:42.0 and
3200 meters, 10:19.4), and Mario
Swanstoh (400 meters, 51.-8 andl
200 meters, 23.8).
Also taking first place was the
4X400 relay team of Williams
(5l4.0), Todd (57.4), Bonjour Hill
(53.4), and Rod Chambers (53.71
who recorded a composite time of
Other members of the team
who placed among the top four in
their respective events and quali-
ried for regions were:
Lewis, shot put, 44'6.5": Woul-
laid, discus, 152"7"; Hill. long
jump. 19'11.5": Alex Hernandez,
pole vault, 1 1'0"; Chambers, 110
hurdles, 15.2 and 300 hurdles,
44.7; the 4x100 relay team of
Todd, Hernandez, Tyler Lane, and
Jerell Showers with a time of
Third place-Baxter, shot
put, 42'6"; Lewis, discus, 127'5";
SSwanston, high jump, 5'10";
Lane, pole vault, 10'0"; Hill, 100
.meters, 12.1 and 200 meters.
24.7. .. .
Fourth place-Bailey, triple
jump. 3710", 110 hurdles, 18.9.
and 300 hurdles, 47.9: and
Showers, pole vault. 70" and 200
Port St. Joe High School will
host the Region 1-2A Track and
Field Championships at Florida
State University on Thursday
(today). The field events will begin
at 3:00 p.m.. the prelims at 4:30
p.m.. and the finals at 7:00 p.m.
S.IiThd top four finishers in each'
event will qualify for next week-
end's state meet in Gainesville.,
'Everyone is encouraged to,mal4e
the trip to Tallahassee to support
the athletes in their quest for the
This past Wednesday. the
Ladp Sharks track team captured
first place in the District 3 cham-
pionships. The Lady Sharks
scored 142 points to defeat
Wewahitchka, Liberty County,
Apalachicola and Blountstown.
The 142 points is .the most ever
scored by a Lady Shark team In
Qualifying for the regional
championship in Tallahassee this
Thursday were Melissa King,
Latrika Quinn. and Lace'y John-
son, each in five events; Jessica
1 Port St. Joe High School sophomore Tremaine Lewis, shown
on the right in the photo above, placed second in the shot put.
recording a 44'6.5" toss, at last week's District 3-2A Track and
Field Championships hosted by the Sharks.
',Ed Ball Closed
St. Joe Timberland and the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission advised The
Star Wednesday that public
access to Edward Ball Wildlife
Management Area will be prohib-
Ited due to the pending fire haz-
ards, road deterioration, and lit-
ter. :,, : ,
) Officials advised that the
gates will be reopened for public
access seven days prior to the
1999-2000 hunting seasons.
3rd Annual Fish
Fry Was a Success!
On Sunday, April 25th, the
Hidden Lagoon -restaurant spon-
sored a fish fry to benefit the
Mexico Beach Fourth of July fire-
works display. Serving 150 peo-
ple, the volunteers raised over-
$1,000 for the event.
Everyone who attended had a
g&-eat time while eating fresh fish
afid listening to local entertain-
ment. A special thanks goes to all
who donated food items and vol-
tinteered their services and time.
The day ended with a give-
away drawing with the winner
enjoying a sunset cruise aboard
the Dear Abby Cruise .Lines.
which was also donated by
Captain Jim Emersen.
The fireworks fundraising
committee appreciates everyone's
support as they host events to
reach the Fourth of July goal.
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Hill in four events; Lisa Curry and
Maclain Howse, both in three:
events; Aiyana Jefferson, Leslie
White, Kim Pickett, and Leslie
Earley, all in two events; and
Meredith Godfrey and Carla
Money in one event each.
Finishing at the head of the
field in first were Lacey in the shot
put, discus, and pole vault; Latri-
ka in the long jump and 400
meters: and Maclain m the 1600
e Taking second were Lacey in
the high jump and 200: Melissa in
the triple jump and 400: Jessica
in the pole vault, 1600. and 800:
Maclain in the 3200: the 4x800
relay team of Latnka. Jessica.
'Maclain and Melissa; and the
4x400 relay team of Lisa, Leslie.
Carla and Kim.
Third place finishers included
the 4x100 relay team of Meredith.
Kim. Leslie. and Leslie: Lisa Curry
In the 100 hurdles; and Melissa In
the 200 ,
Under the qualifying wire in
fourth place were Melissa in the
long jump; Alyanna in the shot
put and discus: Lisa In'thie tnple
jump: and Leslie White in the pole
vault. Coming in fifth were Kim
Hodges in the 10Q, Carla in the
100 hurdles, anrd Lisa in the 300
Following the meet. Coach
Vernon Eppinette commented,
"Evern' single member of the team
breaking two school
ssica breaking one
Lacey tying her pole
vault record. Great job,
1999 Port St. Joe High School Girls' Track and Field Team
From left are Meredith Godfrey, Shawna Bond. Latrika Quinn, Leslie Earley, Lacey Johnson,
Jessica Hill, Alyana Jefferson, Carla Money, Kimberly Hodges, Leslie White, Maclain Howse, Lisa
Curry, Melissa King, and Kimberly Pickett.
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Lady Shark seniors, Katie Kilbourn (left) and Lindsay Williams
(right) were honored on "Senior Day" before Monday's Bay High game.
Flanking the girls are Katie's grandmother. Mary Agnes Stephens, Coach
Jim Belin, and Lindsay's parents, Rick and Judy Williams.
Lady Sharks Play Two
PORT ST. JOE 3, WAKULLA 11
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
gave up seven runs in the bottom
of the, sixth inning to: 4A power
Wakulla en route to a 11-3 loss.
The Lady Sharks scored two runs
in the third and one in the fifth to
bring the game to a 3-3 tie before
Wakulla scored one run in the
bottom half of the filth and seven
in the sixth.
Bonnie Belin (16-5) gave up
seven earned runs on 10 hits and
three walks to record the loss for
the Lady, Sharks (18-6). Belin
struck out one batter in her five
innings on the mound. Katie Kil-
bourn gave up one earned run on
two hits and one walk in her one
For the deal of your life,
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Sharks/Gators Vie for District
Square Off Thursday Evening for Championship Game In Wewahitchkd
PORT ST. JOE 13, BLOUNTSTOWN 0
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
Ryan Stephens highlighted
Port St.. Joe's eight run first
inning with a two-run home run
as the Sharks, ranked #10 in the
latest Class 2A polls, knocked off
Blountstown 13-0 in five innings
in the first round of the District 3-j
2A Tournament. Port St. Joe will
face Wewahitchka at 7:00 ET on
Thursday in the championship
The Sharks added four more
runs in the bottom of the third
inning to extend their lead to 12-
0. Brett Lowry led off the inning
with a single up the middle, Jacob
Tankersley followed with a double
to right-center, and Ashley
Stephens loaded the bases on an
intentional walk. Koran Peters
drove in Lowr% on a sacrifice fly to
center field and Jim Faison fol-
lowed with a three-run home run
over the left held fence.
James Daniels and Steve,
Lowery combined for. a one-hit '
shut-out. Daniels (2-2) gave up
one hit and two walks in his four
innings to pick up the win on the
mound for the Sharks. Lowery'
struck out one Tiger batter in his
one inning of relief.
Faison went two for three
with a three-run home run and'
four RBI, and Ryan Stephens was
two for three with a two-run home
run to lead Port St. Joe at the
plate. Ashley Stephens had a dou-
ble, Koran Peters had singlee and
three RBI, Matt Terry had a single
and two RBI, Matt Caswell had a
single and one RBI, while Jacob
Tankersley, Brett Lowry. and
James Daniels each added a sin-
gle for the Sharks (20-9).
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PORT ST. JOE 16, LIBERTY Co. 6
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
The Port St. Joe Sharks held
their annual Citizens Federal
Classic this past Thursday and
Friday featuring the Sharks, Bay
High, Liberty County and Wakul-
la. The Sharks (19-8) scored nine
inning of relief.
Julie Lanford went two for
four to lead Port St. Joe on
offense. Neikole Royster had a
double with two RBI. while Belin.
Kilbourn and Lacey Johnson each
:added singles. ...
Port St. Joe will face the win-
ner of the Wewahitchka vs.
Blountstown game on Friday at
5:00 ET for the District 3-2A
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PORT ST. JOE 16, BAY HIGH 1
MONDAY, APRIL 26
The Lady Sharks scored six
runs in the bottom of the first
inning and ,eight in the second en
route to a 16-1 fve-inning Oictory
over Bay High on Senior Day.
Both Port St. Joe seniors Lindsay
Williams and Katie Kilbourn were
honored before the game.
Bonnie Belin (17-5) earned
her 17th victory of the season as
she held the Lady Tornadoes to
one earned run on three hits and
two walks while striking out three
Lindsay Williams went three
for four with an RBI and Courtney
Lenox was three for three to lead
the Lady Sharks (19-6) at the
plate. Megan Johnson was two for
three with two RBI-and Katie KJl-
bourn was also twQo for three.
Lacey Johnson, Evette *Gant,
Neikole Royster and Belin each
added a single. Johnson had two
RBI and Gant had one.,
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runs in the bottom of the sixth
inning to open the tournament
with a 16-6 six-inning victory over
Liberty County. Matt Caswell
highlighted the nine. run sixth
inning with a three-run home run
over the left field fence..
Port St. Joe trailed 3-2 going
into the bottom of the fourth
inning when Jacob Tankersley led
off the inning with a single down
the third base line, stole second
and advanced to third on Ashley
Stephens' single to left. Stephens -
stole, second and the throw went
into center field to score Tankers-
ley and advance Stephens to
third. Ashley later scored on Jim
Faison's ground out for a 4-3
After Liberty County scored
three runs on three hits and a
walk in the fifth, Port St. Joe also
answered with three runs of their
own for a 7-6 lead.
Ryan Stephens (7-2) earned
his seventh victory of the season
as he held the Bulldogs to four
earned runs on five hits and one
walk. Stephens struck out five,
batters in his six innings on the ,
mound for the Sharks.
Matt Terry went three for five
with a double to lead the offense.
Ashley Stephens was two for three
with a double and two RBI and
Ryan Stephens was also two for
three with a double. James
Daniels was two for five with three,
RBI; Matt Caswell had a three-
run home run; Bryce Thomas had
a double; Jim Faison had a single
and two RBI: while Jacob Tanker-
sley and Brett Jeffcoat each had a
single and a RBI.
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PORT ST. JOE 2, WAKULLA 5
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
The Sharks fell to Wakulla 5-
2 in Friday night's championship
game of the Citizens Federal Clas-
Wakulla scored two runs in
the top of the first inning to take
an early 2-0 lead. The Sharks nar-
rowed the lead to 2-1 when Jim
Faison, who led off the inning
Matt Terry throws a strike during the championship round of
the Citizens Federal Classic Friday evening. Catcher Brett
Lowry (18) sets up to receive the pitch. ....
with a walk, scored when James
Daniels reached on an error bVy
the short stop.
Wakulla again added two
more runs in the third inning for
a 4-1 lead. Port St. scored it's final
run of the game in the bottom half
of the inning when Matt Caswell.
who led off the inning with a dou-
ble to right-center, scored on
Ryan Stephens' double.
Matt Terry gave up four runs,
two of them earned, on five hits'
and two walks to record the loss
on the mound for the Sharks (19-
Jim Faison narrowed Wakulla's lead to 2-1 when he scored in the first inning.
Gulf Rifle Club to Hold Two
Metallic Silhouette Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate rifle matches, a .22
RF metallic silhouette match and
a hi-power metallic silhouette
match, on Saturday morning.
May 1st. Both matches will start
at 9:00 and will be shot simulta- .
There has been very good par-
ticipation in these matches and
all rifle shooters are invited to go
out'and see how many steel tar-
gets you can topple off their
The .22 rimfire match will
consist of 40 shots fired at metal
targets placed at 40, 60, 75, and
100 yards from the firing line. Ten
shots will be fired at each dis-
tance, and the target must be top-
pled from the stand to count as a
The hi-power match will con-.
sist of 10 shots fired at 200 yards
and 10 shots at 300 yards. The
hi-power match will be increased
to 40 shots in next month's
match. In both matches all shots
are fired while in the standing
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly PPC and
FPOA bullseye pistol matches.
The PPC match was won by
Bobby Gay with a score of 518.
Calvin Dean was second with 498
and David Amison was third with
491. The match had' several
The FPOA bullseye match had
10 shooters with Robert Gay win-
ning the match with a score of
572-16x; Bobby Gay was second
with 558-9x; and David Amison
was third with 534-8x,.
Local Trap Shooter
Wins Big at TAFB
Pat O'Neill, of Indian Pass,
won the Tyndall Winter League's
"High Overall". This award includ-
ed scored for "Skeet, Trap, and 5-
Stand-Sporting Clays". He also
won "High Overall" for trap.
Pat's a regular trap shooter at
Tyndall and the Gulf Rifle Club,
which is open to the public for
trap shooting on Thursdays at
6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30
p.m. The cost for 25 clay birds is
$2 plus shells. Instructors are
available to assist all shooters at
the club in Port St. Joe on
Highway 71 North.
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Ashley went three for three':
with a double to lead Port St. Joe
at the plate. Ryan Stephens had'
an RBI double, Matt Caswell had
a double and Jacob Tankersley
added a single.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999 AGE 1
Citizens of Tomorrow
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Noah Guydon White, four.
month old son of Brandy
White and Seth Campbell of
Port St. Joe.
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Hunter Lee, eight week old Haley, two year old daughter
son of Jerry and Jenny of Lynn and Molli Griffin of
Gilbert of Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe.
Hayden Lee, one month old Lacey Lowery, 11, and
daughter of Jason and Kristy Lauren Brock, six, daughters
Lee of Port St. Joe. of Pam Lowery of Port St.
Tyler Monroe, eight month
old son of Travis and
Heather Monroe of White
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Jannetta Peters, seven, and
Jacqueline Peters, six,
daughters of Sam and Janice
Peters of Port St. Joe.
Laura Denna Marie Phillips,
nine year old daughter of
Marjorie Phillips of Highland
Clayton Hunter, 15 month
old son of Randy and Sonjia
Raffield of Port St. Joe.
Lexi, four, and Devin, three, Rachel, four year old daugh-
children of John and Natalie ter of James and Wendy
Strickland of Port St. Joe. Tullis of Jones Homestead.
Tony, two year old son of
Ross and Tracy Yowell of
Port St. Joe.
Port St. Joe Area Host Families
For High School Students Needed
Foreign high school students
are scheduled to arnve very soon
for academic program homestays,
and the sponsoring organization
needs a few more local host famil-
According to Pacific
S Itercultural Exchange (P.l;E.-E
Executive Director. John Doty,
the students are all between the
ages of 15 and 18 years, are
English-speaking. have their own
spending money, carry accident
and health insurance, and are
anxious to share their cultural
experiences with their new
P.I.E., a non-profit education-
al organization., currently has
programs to match almost every
family's needs, ranging in length
from a semester to a full academ-
ic year. where the students attend
local high schools.
P.I.E. area representatives
match students with host families
by finding common interests and
lifestyles through an informal in-
- home meeting. Prospective host
families are able to review student
applications and select the perfect
As there are no "typical" host
families, P.T.E'. can fit a student
into just about any situation.
whether it be a single parent, a
childless couple, a retired couple
'or aarge family.
Families who host for P.I.E.
are also eligible to claim a 850 per
month charitable contribution
deduction on their itemized tax
returns for each month they host
a sponsored student.
For the upcoming programs.
P.I.E. has students from Spain,
Germany. Poland. Russia
Finland, Argentina. Brazil.
Colombia. Paraguay, Australia.
S-Stweden. TYugotl'vTa. -China,
Belgium, Ghana and many other
P.I.E. has also been invited to
participate in a special govern-,"
ment-funded program to bring
scholarship students from the
newly independent states:of the
former Soviet Union to the United
States. P.I.E. has sponsored more
than 18,000 students from 40
countries since its founding in
1975. '. '
The organization is designat-
ed by the United States
Information Agency and is listed
by the Council on Standards for
International Educational Travel
S(CSIEF). certifying that the orga-
nization complies with the stan-
dards set forth in CSIETs
Standards for International
Educational Travel Programs.
Dotv encourages families to
contact the program immediately.
as it will allow the proper time for
the students and hosts to get to
know one another before they
actually meet for the first time.
Port St. Joe area families
interested in learning more about
student exchange or arranging for
a meeting with a community rep-
resentative may call P.I.E.. 16ll-
free, at 1-800-631-1818> -"
The agency also has
travel/study program opportuni-
ties available for American high
school students as well as possi-
bilities for communrdty volunteers
to assist and work with area host
families,'students and schools:.
Apalachicola Historic Homes to be Toured
The Eighth Annual Tour of
Historic Homes will take place on
Saturday, May 1, in Apalachlcola.
Sponsored by Trinity Episcopal
Church, the event raises funds for
the preservation of the historic
1830's church building. This year
eleven private homes, four
churches and several commercial
structures that are historically
and architecturally significant will
be featured on the tour.
The tour is from 1:00 until
5:00 p.m. and will have a cost of
810. Registration begins at 11:00
a.m. at Trinity Church located on
the corner of US Highway 98 and
There will be a reception
Friday evening, April 30 at the
Coombs House Inn. Owner and
New Benefits Part of Medicare
An early article may have
confused readers about the avail-
ability of several new Medicare
benefits targeting certain life-
threatening diseases common
among older beneficiaries. The
new benefits are part of a package
of Medicare preventive services
that became available January 1
and July 1, 1998 that were aimed
at early detection and education.
Each of the services target
certain high risk beneficiaries, not
necessarily all beneficiaries.
Specifically the preventive ser-
vices cover: diabetes and glucose
monitoring education for benefi-
claries with diabetes: bone mass
measurement for certain benefi-
claries at risk of losing bone
mass: yearly mamnmiogram for
women age 40 or older: pap
smears, and pelvic and breast
examinations every three years,
or every year for women at high
risk for cancer of the cervix or
FREE HEARING TEST
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GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 and older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you
ask people to repeat what they
have said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist -
ST. JOE MOTEL
501 Monument Avenue
THURSDAY, MAY 6
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular.monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in,
the area. Come in and try our service!
1998 Allstate Floridian Insurance Company. St. Petersburg. Florida. Subject to availability and qualifications.
Other terms, conditions and exclusions may apply.
who had an abnormal pap smear
in the preceding three years: col-
orectal cancer screening for bene-
ficiaries age 50 and older.
Medicare will continue to pay the
full charge of flu and pneumococ-
cal shots for Medicare beneficia-
Interested Medicare benefi-
international designer Lynn
Wilson Spohrer will present a
slide show of the Coombs House
restoration. Historian George
Chapel will also be on hand to
answer questions. For more infor-
mation please call Denise Butler
at (850) 670-8068 or the Cham-
ber of Commerce at (850) 653-
9419 or E-mail them at
claries should call their doctor or
Health care provider for more
information on the available ben-
efits: 1800) 638-6933. In addition,
the Medicare Handbook mailed
out in November contains details
on the new preventive services.
Medicare covers Social
Security beneficiaries age 65 or
older or who have been receiving
disability benefits for two years or
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MEDITATIONS OF A
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
"God will supply all
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE in my needs and my
wants. Most of us think of our needs in terms of our
wants. I can think of many things I would loye to have
and be able to enjoy. But common sense assures me
that all my actual needs are being met through the
wonderful grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In Philippians Chapter 4, verse 19, we find a
solemn promise to those who have: believed and
accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour: "God shall
supply all your need according to Hisfriches in glory by
I accepted Jesus when I was 11, during a revival at
a little country church, and was baptized in a nearby
creek. That was almost 75 years ago, and God has had,'
His hand on me ever since. During my earlier years I
often wandered astray from God's will, but He never,
left me. God promises' in Hebrews 13:5, "I will never.
leave thee, nor forsake thee." I have found, hat to be so,
true. Even when I was paying no attention to Him, He
was always caring for me. Those who belong to God can
be very sure, that every promise of the, Heavenly Father
will be kept and honored. "' v '
One. of God's blessings is ali-pst unbelievable. I
was ordained as a Gospel Minister ;in, 1948. My four
children were in public-school, andIhad to obtain the
training I would need for the ministry. IDu)e the iiany
expenses I was incurring, ii-y financial situation
became desperate. I was at theend of my rope, as the
saying goes. One day a florist and nurseryman, whom I
barely knew, came to see me, from rinearby town.
He wanted to turn his business over to me, so he
could be away for a few years.. There was nice living
quarters 'on the nursery. It and the florist shop ,were
both well stocked and fully staffed. Anything the two
businesses made would be mine. All I had, to do was.
replace the stock sold. This arrangement solved all my
problems for a long time. The attorney who prepared
our agreement could not believe it. Ain't God good?
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
S- MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET .EVENING WORSHIP 6:01) PM ET,
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesdav Night at 6-00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting. Bible Study & Praver Meeting: Choir Practice 7.00 pm
0 ra ire id tc' rlar the Lord isgood: blessed i, rthe mani rir ,rutet in Him."
'Pleha ,ic' -ep.,t rhiS invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769- 8-"2 5
F- or information concerning our bus minstr), please call 647-5026 ,- '
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-lf493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor- -
Sunday School .... : .: .9:45-.'d'm.
S,,id.iy Morning Worship ....... .. 1: O"'a.mn.
Sunday Evening Service '.. .. . .. 6.30p.m
Wednesday . .... .. .. 7......:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Cone
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us'
First UnitedM methodss Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL"324T1'"1O'
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, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Diana Sealey,
Office Phone: 648-8820 Youth and Children's Director
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' *800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE!'
7:30 and 11:00 t.,n. (ET)
+I +1 Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8\./ 0am.F (CT) .
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover Gdd's Love!
Everyone welcome r'H
BAPTIST CH'U RCCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port'St. Joe 229-8691
Worship, Sundays at 11 a.m. arid 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.
: JoAdult. Praise Choir ato 8p i.. p .
Mark Jones,' minister of, music & youth
Revival Services Begin on Sunday at BBC:
Beach Baptist' Chapel will beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. tors to the area to attend as well. members are praying to see ymuL
host special revival services (All times are eastern.) The chapel is located at 311 there
Sunday,. ay, .:a2nd through Beach Baptist Chapel cordial- Columbus Street in' St. 'Joe For more information, please,
Weditesday, May 5th. Everyone-' 'U ly welcomes vacationers and visi- .Beach. The chapel pastor and call 647-5026. ..
invited to attend and experience
the joy and .the promise of the
'gospel of Jesus Christ. The mei:
sage will be preached by Brother
Special music will be present-
ed by the Beach Baptist Chap'el
Choir .and members to proclaim
the mrnessage' 6of God's grace.
renewal, restoration, healing, 'ad
salvation to- ,Ihe : beaches&
Sunday services will begin at
11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.. fol-
lowed by additional worship times'
Monday through Wednesday,
'Second Shipment for Gulf County Famiies
The Church of Jesus Chnst of
Latter-Day Saints will be distrib-
uting the second of two 20.000
pound food orders on Saturday.
May 1st. There will be 100 Iood
packages. each designed to sus-'
tain a family of four for oneI
The distribution will be made
from the Mexico Beach Branch .
meeting house on 15th Street and
Robin Lane in Mexico Beach.
Public distnbution will begin at
9:00 a.m.. ET. (8:00 a.m.. CT) and
SIn Titus 2:1 we find, "But as
bfor you. teach what befits sound
Many books have been written
Oliver F Taylor about religion, and particularly
Visitation Minister, First, the Christian religion. They come
'United Methodist 'Church from many different perspectives..
Some are good and some are not.-
"Ethnic cleansing" has gone on for generations in the
name of religion and racial situations. As Christians we,
need to search the scriptures for sound doctrine. We
need to start with Jesus, and work toward the problems.
No one of us can solve all differences of opinions. We
all need tp turn to the Bible for sound doctrine. The best
way Is to read the Bible. daily.
A simple thank'you will never.'
express to our dear friends what
your prayers. phone calls, cards
and letters meant to our family
while we were in the hospital in
Dothan. We have lived in Port St.
Joe for almost 60 years and have
always felt that it was a special
place. You brightened many dark
days for us through your expres-
sions of concern. After being away
for five weeks, we're glad to be
back at home um Port St. Joe. We
have come to appreciate the say-
ing, "There Is n6 place like home."
Bill is'rapidly recovering from the
open heart surgery and the doc-'
tors have given him good reports.
We love each and every one of you
and thank God ior our friends.
Bill & Betty Rich and family-
SAweek of praise and worship,
with various pastors and minis-
ters of local churches, willlbe held
May 3rd through 7th, at 7:30
p.m., ET, nightly at the Body of
Christ Jesus Church, located at
106 Harbor Street in Port St. Joe.
Pastor Wilhelmina Swanston
encourages 'everyone to attend
and hear the anointed preaching.
and joiinin the prayer as everyone
enjoys the fellowship.
Haley to Speak
from PC Pulpit
Pastor John L. Haley, Jr., of
the Port St. Joe Church of God in
Christ will be speaking on the
fifth Sunday in May at the Holy
Temple Church 'of God in 'Christ
in Panama City. Service will begin
at 1 :00 aim., and everyone is'
invited to attend. '
JESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE.
-- Liberty Bible Church
/ ... Wcomes Tou To Its Services
SSunday Morning Serice .,O0a.m.
-- = 102 Libertv Manor Circle Port St: Joe
.Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912
"A Port of L Vicioy"
i< st Ck icbl of +e oazafene
"40 LcS'r\veue Po St ioF 4Flo.', 32456
^ ~ (850) 229-9596
Sunday School .......... ......... 10 a.m. Lie lto tie LordJ tle 9L ry
Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11 a.m. ,,e His iafine, ,o.' lshlip tike
Sunday Evening Worship . . p.m. Lord in the bIaty of liolmiess.
Wednesday Evening Service ........ .... 7 p.m. 4 Ps l011 29.2
\ The friendly pla 'c to wti.'ip.
First Baptist Church
SMexico Beach, Jim Davis, Pastor
.-,CHEDULE OF SEP'.'ICES
S : '' Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
'Bible Study Sundays a r 1.i a:m. (all ages)'
'' vtS W ednesday Adul PraNer aind Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of-'15th & California.* 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study:.' Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sun,
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310 N
.WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
:P. O0. Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32467
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
will continue until the food is
Those who received food on
the 10th of April are' asked to
please wait until 11:00 ET (10:00
CT) to allow some of your neigh-
bors, who may have missed out
the first time. an opportunity to
Receive assistance also.
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints is glad to be
able to help at least some of the
families who are suffering
because of this economic crisis
caused by the mill shutdown.
Fla. Farm Facts
Carambola is referred to as
the "Golden Star Fruit", and has
been cultivated since ancient
times in Asia and India, and today
in South Florida.
King Scheduled to
Speak at PSJ Church
of God In Christ
Rev. Edward King. Program
Director/Coordinajor for the
Jessie Ball duPor$ Foundation;
will be the speaker for the 11:00
a.m. worship service being held
on the first Sunday In June at the
Port St. Joe Church of God in
Everyone Is welcome to
attend and hear the special mes-
sage. A representative from each
area church Is requested to show
appreciation for Rev. King's
unending support to the Port SL
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
S 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
S. Come and Be Blessed! K
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ............................. ..................... 10 a.m.
M ornirig Service ........................... .................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ......... ................7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD"
"1 ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor /
S. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
^ tCHURCl, A
's .. Sxieenth,SIreet
,508 Sixteenth Street -227-17;t-' "h r '
Sunday Worship ..... 10 am. n
Adult School. .. 11a.m
......* .: i dm : ..
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr
First Baptist Church.1
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caiwell
Pastor 'Minister OfMusic & 'Youth
*| : 'Sunday School ,.'..... .'. .'. 9:45 am '
Worship Service .a. .... .100 am
S. '. Disciple Training ... ... ... '. ....' prOO .
Evening Worship .... .......'.. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Pray6er Meeting ........... 7:00' pm .
/THE EXCITING.PLACE TO WORSHIP" '1
--'- ----.Teaching the Truth of God's Word '
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
B01 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ......... 10:00 a.m.'
Morning Service .. . .. 11:00 a.m..
411 \. Evening Service ... ...... 6:00 p.m!n
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .-. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Tort St. oe.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ....... ..... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ... 11:00 a.m.
.Rev. Jesse Evans
Methodist Youth .
Fellowship . .... .6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .- .. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
6fqC BUT'T'H05E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL'
RENEW THEIR 5TREN TM. TME WILL50AR ON
WINS5 LIKE EAGLE5 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 O ,a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace
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From left, are Jeff Edmiston, Crystal Allyn, and Jim Faison.
Three Area Seniors App'ointed "Good
Citizens y NSDAR; Treated to Lunch
Pictured above are Jeff
'Edmiston. Crystal Allyn, and Jim :
'Faison. These seniors are the
'National Society of'Daughters of '
-the American Revolution Good
Citizens from their school. These
students are chosen for the qual-
ities of character, dependability.
'service, leadership and patrio-
Jeff Edmiston, soni' of Polly'
.and Lee Edmiston of St. George
Island, represents Apalachicola
High School. Jeff will graduate as
the Valedictorian of his class.
Crystal Allyn is a graduating
honor student of Faith Christian
School. She is the daughter of
:Mary, ESen and Bill Alyn. and-lsr'-
;the-graddaughter-ofMs. A.rea- _.
Davis, 'all of Port St. Joe.
'Jir-i Faison, son of Carol
Parker Faison and Jim Faison, is
'the winner of the Good Citizen of
Port St. Joe High School, and'is
also the over-all winner from the
St. Joseph chapter of the NSDAR.
Jim is the grandson of Mary and
Bill Parker. Joyce and Lamar
Faison, and great-grandson of
Dessie Lee Parker.
The winners were treated to a
luncheon at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club, and were awarded
pins and certificates after reading
their essays on, "Our American
Heritage and our Responsibility to
Preserve It". They will also receive
a scholarship at their school's
-awards program. ,..,, ,,
School News ..
By Linda Whitfield
Presidential'Anecdotes ,- '' ,
Presidential Anecdotes udrey. Riley-"The third
In "Power Writing"Athe other resident Bill Clinton, was a god
day in my (Linda Whitfield's), president, Bill Clinton, was a good
iroom. we'haad as. our subject president. Bill Clinton was the.
room. we had as, our subject. ..forty first president. He's still
"Presidents". Since most children alive but he is old. I know
had been taught about George because lie's got gray hair." :
'Washington and Abe Lincoln *
'since kindergarten, it was decided,' *"; Richard Cox Is "Stuident Of
that we would write about those, -. ," -. The Week""
two and our current present, Bill ,., i Claudice.-Baxley in -the. office
Clinton. chose .12 year old Richard Cox as
I never gave any hints' about the "Studen't of, the Week".
what to write. and I think you'll Richard is in the fifth -grade and
find they did~a .pretty good. job loves .to .play.,football and base-
with keen perception Belo\v are, ,, ball.When he grows up, Richard
some excerpts (quoted exactly as would like to join the 'U.S. Navy.
written): ; Some of his favorites are: TV
'Cody ifield--Another one show, "Scooby Doo-; color, blue;
'is Bill Clinton. He is the fortyrfirst -,and song, "Victory in-Jesus". One.
president. He is still alive right ...day Richard hopes to visit Texas.
now. That's all I know about him." 'His homeroom teacher is Mr.
STiffanie Keith-"Presidents.is,, Walker.. !Richard said this about
my subject today. This is our hiniself-"I like living in Wewa
president today-Bill Clinton. Bill where there's not 'much violence
r Clinton is, a bad president going on.
because he shouldn't have had a Mrs. Baxley said this about
thing with Monica Luikkss 'he ot Richard-"Ri'chard .has made
to be a shamed of his old selfl- great progress since entering our'
Hall Harderi-"Abraham school almost three years ago. He
'Lincoln was my favorite president. had a little problem adjusting and
I think he was the most honest was a frequent visitor to the
president. He was so honest that office. We never see him anymore
one time,alady gave him six cents unless we pass him on the side-
:too much. He walked six miles to walk. Way to go, Richard."
return it." Amanda Causey Brings Japan
-'Shana Prldgeon-"George ., The lassroom ,
Washington was our first presi- Third grader Amanda,
dent. He ate corn cakeS'and tea Causey's aunt, Amanda Causey,
for breakfast and he didn't lie." once lived with her parents in
I Breaat Wader m Okiiawa. It wasn't exactly Japan,.
SBrent Walker-"Numberthree but the customs, food, and dress&
is the worst president in the were very similar. They lived there
:galaxy. I don't know anything for six years and Amanda spent
;about him because I,don't like some time 'in native homes. She
'him. But one time I was watching shared pictures, an abacus, and
the news and I told Daddy to turn even brought. the children
it, but he didn't as usuwal. This Japanese chicken and Japanese
woman claimed to had had an-, doughnuts. We appreciate her
fare with Bill, Clinton": Bill sh-ading with us.
Ilinton said that he hadn't, but"'
,the woman just kept on. It was on A Good Teacher To Be
(for about five days and it went dff. Sheiletta.Fisher wrote the fol-
I never heard, who won. ,Bill lowing essay on "When I Get
tlinton smokes too. I don't like Older". We need you, Sheiletta, so
that. I like A.L. ah'd G.W." go on to college and realize your
Britany .:,Floyd-". am," now, goal.
going to talk about, Bill Clinton. "When I get older I would like
Bill Clinton is very bad: He thinks',., t"'d g into the teaching business.
i e knows 'eerything Hie! does One reason'why I want to be a
some stuff okay. He is hot an hbor- teachers because I love interact-
mast man.. He never does anything 'ing with kids. Kids are one of the
right. I' can't -believera man- like -, -key- priorities in my life; I would
him would lie to us." like to help kids. learn how to
Dates To Remember '
May_7-Track 'n Field in Wewa at
9:30 a.m., ET, for fourth and
May 14-Hurricane Track 'n Field
for kindergarten through fifth
May_20-Awards Day at 9:00 a.m.
May 21-May Day;.
May 25-Graduation will be held
at 9:00 a.m.. ET.
St. Augustine Was A Blast
S. That's the common word I
heard from fourth and fifth
graders after their week-long trip,
to the old -Spanish town of St.
"Augustine. They really liked the
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
and the next favorite was the two
year old 3-D theatre.
They also visited the St.:
Augustine Lighthouse and,
Museum which has been restored
and the old jail, the Fountain of;
Youth, the historic village and:
!Forts Mose and Matanzas, 'the
alligator farm, Whetstone's'
Chocolate Factory, and Flagler
Taking excerpts from student
- writings, this is what they had to
Jason "Pillsberry" Parke says,
"While f was shopping, we saw a,
- street walker. We saw two people.
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
RACING To THE END!
The Academic Excellence
Banquet is Friday night at 7 p.m."
Please support your student if
you received an invitation!!
Baseball and 'softball "aand
track lead the week's schedule.
By the time you read this, either_
St. Joe or Blountstown will have
advanced to the finals in baseball
Thursday night at 6 p.m.
Also Thursday. the semi-
finals of the softball district will
start at 4 p.m. at Gator Field, with
the Lady Gators hosting Blounts-
town, and the winner facing #1
seed Port St. Joe Friday at 4 p.m.
Please .remember---all district
games carry a. mandatory $4.00
entry per person-set by the
Those who qualified In tiack
at the district meet will be in
Tallahassee Thursday for the
regional meet at Florida High
(FSU campus and track), for the
right to qualify for the state meet.
All of this, plus the Academic-
Banquet, leads up to 'the 1999
prom. which is Saturday night In
Blountstown at the Neal Civic
Center, from 8 to 12 p.m. Insist
that your student. if attending,
use good common sense. so that
all can enjoy a safe and enjoyable
Remember-with all else
going on, progress reports went
out April 221 The other stuff is
important, but grades are the
It would be Inappropriate not
to take note of the happenings in
Colorado. Without dwelling on the
subject, let us reflect on the
apparent: reasons that this
,. occurred, and wake up to the fact
that we-cannot ignore what our:
kids are doing.
Pay attention (and question .
them) 'about what they're doing.,
what they are wearing, and what
they are watching and listening,
to. Don't put your blinders on and
stick your head in the sand. That
obviously doesn't work.
Have a great week! Get out'
and support your team!
1 i News Column S
S Faith Christian School
This is "Spirit and Pride We love our teacher because,
-Week" at Faith Christian. Monday "' she is nice. I like to learn about'
was "Blue and Gold Day"; -'God. I love to read because it is;
Tuesday was "Crazy Hat" time;,
Wednesday was "Hobo Happen-
ing": Thursday is "Christian T-
Shirt Dress"; and Friday will be' v
"Carnival Day"; with the theme of
"Western Round-Up". -
The carnival begins Friday.,
April 30, at 4:00 o'clock with face,'
painting, the dunking booth, the
country store, food, bake sale,
drinks, and games such. as the
duck pond, fishing, coke toss, etc.
There will, be. plenty of fun for
everyone. At seven o'clock, the
famous Faith Christian auction
will begin, so come join us for
some fabulous bargains.
Why I'm Roaring for F.C.S.
I like Faith Christian School
because we learn and there are
Bible verses and I like doing lan-
guage and there are iice people. I
learn about Jesus and when He
died on the 'cross. I love Jesus?
with all my heart.
by Heather Brinkmeter
read. To me, reading is one of the
importance in life.
Also, I would like to be a
teacher because I want to help my.
community. I think by being a
teacher, I would give back to my
community what it gave to me.
by Angela Canington'
I like school because you get
to learn about Jesus. Youlearnr
Show to read. Also you learn your'
days and months of the year. I've
been here' all" my life from K4 to 2
grade and it's great!,
by Jenna Maddox
I like FCS because you learn
,a lot. My teacher's name is Miss
Sue. She is a real fun teacher. I
,love letters and sounds, P.E. andi
by Rebekah Bearden
,,. .. .. . .
I like FCS because my friends
go to FCS and it's fun. I love FCS
'r and I love to go to FCS. I love Miss
Sue very much.
'by Nikki Kelley
I like Miss Sue. I like to learn
'a, lot. I like FCS because I have
by Kyle Head
.... I like FCS because they have
great teachers like Miss Sue, Miss
''Beth, Miss Bee and Miss Debbie.
FCS has nice kids like Rebekah,
,Angela, Heather, Nikki, Jenna
by Brandle Price
making roses out of these weeds.
It was cool!"
Taylor Green wrote of the trip
to the lighthouse, "We thought the
wind was going to blow us.off. The
guy that once lived there had to
carry the oil all the way to the
Joy Martin wrote, "We 'also
went to a pretty church. It was'
called the cathedral church. It'
was so nice inside of it. And the
daughter of the man who built it
died in childbirth-.and her coffin
was in a room with the father's.,
The man who built It was called
Torin Reganr wrote, "The first
thing we done was unpack, after
that, we went swimming, after
that 3-D. World where we saw
Underwater World and Future
Water World and King Tut and
Medieval Times, .then, went to
bed." Torin continued, ..
286,976 matchsticks. next to 0it
was a fantasy castle made of all
-the most precious jewels ever, one
of them was jade." !-
And Lauren Stansell sums 'it
all up, "Since time has passed,'
Mr. Flagler's hotels,- churches.
and museums have had many
visitors. They have also enjoyed-
his fortunes., If it wasn't for the
forts, and cemeteries, and grand
things, St. Augustine wouldn't be
the oldest city in America!"
BETA Club News. The
BETA Club has been busy with
"Earth Week" preparations for our,
students in Hurricane territory!
Kindergarten enjoyed coloring a
mural with a forest theme
designed ,and coordinated by"
BETA members Joy Martin,
Alisha Chavous, and Taylor
Matt Nolen, Bubba Darna,
and Henry Kirby designed an
ocean theme for second grade,
and first grade colored a mural
designed by Lauren Stansell. Tom
Boone, ana Jeremy Couch. These
,,hang in the Cafete'iiaow for ,,al to,,
"Students QfThe Week"
Congratulations t6 this
week's "Students of the Week",. .
Trey Humphrey, Tyrone Dawson,
and Jared Smith. :
We would like to congratulate
Ms. Minger and her class for
being selected winners of the
"Project Cricket" competition."
They will be going ft Walt Disney
World in May' to, accept .their,,
award. We are proud of you!!! .
The fourth grade will be sell-
ing carnations. for -Mother's Day
beginning April 28th. The cost will
be $1.00 each and.they will be
various colors. Flowers must be
pre-ordered and paid for in
advance. The deadline for orders
is Wednesday, May 5th.
Track and Field Day
..Track and Field Day will be
held on Friday, May 7, at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Everyone is encouraged to wear
their Bulldog t-shirt. Parents are
invited to attend.
Our fourth and fifth grade
school workers will be treated to a
trip. .to the beach on Thursday,
May 13. Permission forms are
- being.- sent. home for parents to
sign and return to school. If you
would like to chaperone, please
call' Duarie: McFarland at 227-
Last Day Of School
The last day of school, for stu-
dents is Wednesday, May 26. -
H#T f ;a&- U
from Highland View Elementary School
PORT ST. JOE
Another project was the paper
sack decor by all classes and
donated by the Piggly Wiggly.
These sacks will be used to pack
groceries for the customers. The
committee for sacks was Jeremy
Couch and Taylor Green.
They chose for their awards
the following categories: most
inspiring, most time spent to
'develop, and most creative.
The winners for kindergarten
were Logan Johnson. Darien
Hamilton, and Peton Sexton;
first grade,, Travis Bennett.
Jordon Plair, and Ashley
Thompson: second. Brarndon
Strickland. Toya Mork. and
Brennis Bush: third. Amanda
Shanahan. Ashley Erickson. and
Courtney Thompson: fourth.
'""Jerry Gainous. Sean Chehardy.
Travis Hopper. and Daniel
Bennett; fifth, Alisha Chavous,
Kortney Presnell. and Bubba
S Overall winners for kinder-
garten to second was Zachary
Hunter, and from third to fifth
was Taylor Green. Other winners
were Adam Mott, Olivia Oakes,
SJoy, Martin, Lauren Stansiell,
Crystal Lewis, and Bridget Bryan.
Congratulations to all!
Track 'n Field will be
held May 7th at 9:30 a.m. (ET) at
Wewa !Elementary School. Food
and drinks will be available to buy
and lots of fun is in the making!
Parents may join us. Come on
and support the Hurncanes!
Hurricane Track 'n Field .
. w. ill start at 8:30 a.m. (ET) in
Hurricane territory on May 14.
Come on out and support us.
National Nurse's Week ...,
iscelebrated from May 2nd to
-5th. Thank you to our health
nurse aide Beverly Crocker and
registered nurse Gail Blackmon.
We really appreciate you!
Miss Bev'erly is there when a
"kid" gets "hurt- for real and for
make-believe. Even if it's just for a
little tender care Miss Gall
also helps us with eye checks,
teeth screenings, and other things
such as a needed injection or
whatever now it's CPR.
Thanks again for your help and
THE STAR PORT ST. JOE APRIL 29, 1999
St. Joe Company Forms Colossal Real Estate Services Firm
folio and in vt abn dmwtmao
On Tuesday, April 13, the St.
Joe Company (NSYE: JOE)
announced that it has created the
Southeast's largest commercial
real estate services firm. The new
company will be called Advantis
and launches more than 500
employees leasing and managing
more than 30 million square feet
of commercial facilities and pro-
ducing transactions in excess of
$1 billion annually.
Appoints New Leader of
Its Chemical Business
International Paper an-
iounced last week that Larry J.
Stowell has been appointed vice
president and company officer of
International Paper with leader-
ship responsibilities for Arizona
Chemical, a- company of
' Stowell will report to C.
Wesley Smith, executive vice pi es-
ident-International Paper. ,In his,
To form Advantis, St. Joe
combined two of its commercial
real estate services subsidiaries,
Atlanta-based Goodman Segar
GVA, acquired on September
.1998, and Tampa based Florida
Real Estate Advisors (FREA),
acquired in January with its own
commercial real estate services
components and affiliates. Advan-
tis will become a part of The St.
Joe Commercial Group, the com-
mercial development and services
arm of St. Joe.
"This is an important bench-
mark in St. Joe's transformation
into a powerful real estate operat-
ing company," said Peter S.
Rummel, chairman and CEO of
St.' Joe.' "In just 18 months we
have assembled and organized an
extraordinary team of talented
people with extensive back-
grounds in every aspect of com-
mercial real estate development
"Advantis will build on the
100-year-old tradition of excel-
lence of Goodman Segar, the
strong foundation of Florida Real
Estate Adlvsors and St. Joe's
rapidly expanding commercial
real estate expertise to set a new
standard for service," said David
D. Fitch, president of the St. Joe
Commercial Group. "As a full ser-
vice commercial real estate ser--
vices firm, Advantis will put
unparalleled experience, re-
sources and innovative thinking
to work on behalf of clients."
Advantis will be headquar'-
tered in Atlanta and operates' iu
virtually every major real estate
'market from Washington. D.C. to
Florida. T. Richard Bryant, the
current president of Goodma'n
Segar GVA, has been appointed
president of the new company.
Advantis also has offices in,
Jacksonville, Orlando. Tampa,
and Ft. Lauderdale, Washington.
D.C.;; Tysons Corner. Norfolkl,
Newport News, and Richmond,
Virginia; Raleigh and Durham.
North Carolina. Advantis affiliate.
The Cbdina Group, the dominant
commercial real estate services
company in south Florida, will
provide services in Miami.
"Advantis enters the service
business with'1'00 years experi-
ence, said Bryant. "With the cre-
ation of Advantis, we are able to
KMINUTES OF THE 0 0 0
ArmF CoU-pY f E nARDier and COaN tipCnOiON R iS
Larry J. Stowell -
new position, He will be responsi-
ble for overseeing all of .Arizona
Chemical's global business activi-
"As Arizona Chemical contin-
ues to focus its attention on sup-
porting and developing people.
exceeding customer expectations
,and achieving operational excel-
lence to be the supplier of choice,
the business will greatly benefit
fron-L.bLhe -leadership skills that
"l"ar -Tliadd -to the team." said"
"His experience and team-
work style will be a significant
asset to Arizona Chemical. His
past experience with the business
will be extremely helpful in
achieving this year's business
goals and accomplishing a suc-
cessful merger: with the Union
Camp Chemical .team," Smith
"It's great to be back as a part
of an outstanding and dynamic
organization like Arizona
Chemical," said Stowell. "I'm real'
ly looking forward to, the
opportunity to make new associa-
tions as a result of the merger
with Union Camp. Together we'll
make the decisions that are best
for our expanded company."
Stowell began his career with"
International Paper in 1,970 as an
engineer at the company's
Androscoggin mill in Jay. Maine.,
and was serving as manager-cor-
porate profit improvement prot
grams for International Paper
when he was appointed to his new
During his career, Stowell
also has held numerous positions
in engineering, technical services,
human resources, operations and
manufacturing, including mill ,
manager at the Androscoggin mill
from '1990 to 1995 and global
,* manager-manufacturing for
Arizona Chemical from 1995 to
A graduate .of the University
of Vermont, Stowell holds a bach-
elor's degree in forestry. He and
his wife, Regina, have two daugh-
ters and two grandsons.
Arizona Chemical, headquar-
tered in Panama City, has six
plants in the U.S., and five in
Europe. The company is a leading
global supplier of pine chemicals
to the adhesives, inks and coat-
ings, plastics and chewing gum
Arizona Chemical also has
research and development capa-
bilities, and a network of sales
offices throughout the world
including an office in Hong Kong.
The company employs more than
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 23, 1999
The Gulf County Board of Count)
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-,
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and,
Commissioners Nathan Peters Jr John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor and Warren J
Yeager, Jr. '
Others present were: Count)' Attorney"
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chef Adtmrurustrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Ad mnistrator/Emergency Management-
Director Larry' Wells. Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Building Inspector/Assistant'
Planner David Richardson. Emergency
.Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Mosquito Control Department
; Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby: Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams,
ShenlTs Department Captain Joe Nugent,
and Deputy Sheriuf Corbett Howell and
The meeting was called to order at
7 01 p.m.. E.ST.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Alleaiance to the Flag -. -
- 'C"'CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-'
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board adopted the Consent Agenda and
Supplemental Consent Agenda (with dele-
tion of Item #1 on the Supplemental
Consent Agenda). as follows:
-March 9, 1999 Special Meeting
-March 9, 1999 Regular Meeting
2. Grant ) Application Approval Drug
Control Grant (Sheriff) .
3. Gulf Coast Workforce Development,
Board Re-appointment (Phillips)
4. Invoice Fuel Tank Liability Insurance
-Additional Liability Insurance Sheriff,
5 Resoluuon Premium Conversion Plan
(Cafeteria Plan). as follows.
RESOLUTION NO. 99-07
The undersigned Principal of Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners
(the Employer) hereby certlihes that the fol-
lowing resoludtons were adopted by the
Employer on March 23. 1999, and that
such resolutions have not been modified or
rescinded as of the date hereof.
RESOLVED that the form of ainended
Caieteria Plan effective March 4. 1999, pre-
sented to this meeting. is hereby approved
and adopted and that the duly authorized
agents of the Employer are hereby autho-
rized and directed to execute and deliver to
the Administrator of the Plan one or more
counterparts of the Plan.
RESOLVED that the Administrator
shall be Instructed to taae such actions
that are deemed necessary and proper, in
order to implement the Plan, and to set up
adequate accounting ahd adinLnistratihe
procedures to provide benefits under the
RESOLVED that the. duly authorized
agents-of the Employer shall act as soon as
possible to notify the employees ,of the
.Employer of the adoption of the. Cafeteria
Plan by delivering to each employee a copy
of the summary description of the Plan, in
the form of the Summary Plan. Description
presented to this meeting. which form is
The undersigned further certifies that
attached hereto as Exhibits A and B,
respectively, are true copies of Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners Premium
Conversion Plan, as amended and restated.
and the Summary Plan Description
approved and adopted in the foregoing res-
I SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA;
XX1, Appointments Gulf Coast Workforce
Dev. Board (Reeves/Weimorts) *DE-
2. Reject Bids #9899-04 & Re-advertise
(Sell Ice Machines W.C.F.D.)
3. Contract Amendment Commodity Food
Program (Total $2,257.50)
4. Easement Fill Dirt (Ransburgh)
5. Grant City of Port St. Joe (Battle Street
Storm Water Systetm)
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(February, 1999 $1,717.50 to be paid
from Account #21314-31100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Gulf County Air
Park (#61233 $475.00 to be paid
from Account #24942-31000)
7. Landfill Tipping Fee Policy as follows;
LANDFILL POLICY ,
1. Residents dump free at Gulf County
2. Contractors and other for-profit busi-
nesses hauling any debris in company
vehicles are to be charged.
3. Contractors working hourly are to be
4. Governmental agencies, not-for-prof-
it agencies, churches, and the contrac-
tors working for them will not be
charged tipping fees. (End)
-Purchase Assistance Wenona Fuller
-Subordination Agmt. Mork/Upland
-1999 Legislauve Day ITallahassee "
-Land Use Decisions F.Q.F. (Tallahas-
: RECEIVE BIDS N9899-14 FIRE
TRUCK (S.G.C.F.D.]-Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids (09899 141
Sor a fire truck for the South Gulf County
Fire Department. the following bids were
received and tabled for review and recom-
mendation by Chief Administrator Butler
and members of the South Gulf County Fire
Department: Sunbelt Fire Apparatus, No
Bid: Southern Coach. Inc S147.041.00;
Central States Fire Apparatus,
S133.740.00: Panama Fire Apparatus. Inc.,
S 146.605 00: and Florida Fire Apparatus,
S 189.365 00.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE
-FINE FOR BATTERERS-Pam Martin. of
the Salvation Army Domestic and Sexual
Violence Program, appeared before the
Board with Gtlf County Domestic Violence
Task Force Chairman James Hersey, to
request that the Board levy fines against
the battereirs in domestic violence cases, to
offset the' costs involved in training and
counseling of domestic violence victims.
After discussion by Rosa Barnes and
Leonore Kusch. Chairman Knox requested
that Attorney McFarland meet with the
Judge regarding this matter and brtig a
proposal back to the Board.- -.-
INVOICE/BUDGET AMENDMENT -
TEEN SPRING HEALTH FLING-Upon dis-
cussion by Chief Deput, Clerk Birmingham
regarding an Invoice received from the Gulf
County Health Services Team for S1.000 00
to be used for their Teen Spring Health
Fling Program. Commissioner Peters
motioned to amend the General Fund bud-
get to provide this funding as requested
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
BUDGET AMENDMENT #8
Aid: Other Gov't. Agencies
,Original Budget $ .00
Decrease $ .00
Reserve for Conting. $255,301.00
Original Budget $255,301.00
Increase $ .00
Amended Budget $254,30Q1.00 (End)
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PRO-
GRAM-S.H I P Administrator William.
reported that the Community Outreach
Program held at the Courthouse on March
iLth was very successful and will continue
.to be held each Thursday as needed. He
also thanked Sherirs Department employ-
ee James Tankersley and his crew for their
WORKSHOP NAVAL TRAINING
CENTER-Chairman Knox reported that a
Naval Training, Center workshop will be
held on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30 p.m.,
E.S.T., in the County Commission Meeting
Room. He stated that Bruce McCormack
will attend the meeting to answer any ques-
tions regarding this matter.
I DREDGING APALACHICOLA RI-
VER-Chairman Knox reported that he
received a letter from U.S. Senator Bob
Graham regarding the response which
Senator Graham received from the Army
Corps of Engineers in reference to dredging
("mechanical redistribution" in the Corley
Slough reach) in the Apalachicola River. He
read portions of the letter written by the
Corps of Engineers, and reported that- he
has copies available for public distribution.
FLOOD ELEVATION RE-EVALUA-
' TION (F.E.M.A.)-Chairman Knox request-
ed that Chief Administrator Butler contact
F.E.M.A. to have them re-inspect the White
City area in reference to flood elevations.
Commissioner Stanley stated that he would
also like to have them re-inspect certain
areas in his district.
TAGED/COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK
GRANT-Commissioner Stanley reported
that the Bay County Council on Aging
received an additional $30,000.00 in State
funding for the Gulf County area to provide
community services to the area, and he
thanked the Board for their contribution to
TRAFFIC CONTROL S.R. 71/C.R.
386-Commissioner Stanley discussed the
response from the Florida Department of
Transportation denying the County's
request for a caution light at the intersec-
tion of S.R. 71 and C.R. 386, based on low
traffic accident counts. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that there is definitely addi-
tional data which D.O.T. did not receive
because they. reported that there have been
no accidents in that area since 1993.
Captain Nugent discuss accident reports
which may not have shown up in the
Sheriffs Department, as well as the Florida
Highway Patrol, due to a change in the
numbering system. Captain Nugent further
stated that he would obtain the accurate
data and present it to Chief Administrator
Butler to.be forwarded to D.O.T. !" '
BIDS #9899-14 FIRE TRUCK
(S.G.C.F.D.)-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Yeager, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that members of the South
offer our clients extensive com-
mercial real estate services
throughout the growth markets of
the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,
including Florida, in the fastest
growing state in the region.
Advantis provides an exten-
sive service capability to commer-
cial real estate .investors and
users, including corporate real
estate representation, brokerage,
financial, management. construc-
tion and development services.
"With the tremendous
resources of St. Joe. our objective
is to acquire additional companies
and attract capable people to
expand our presence into other
key growth southeastern and
Texas markets." said Bryant. "In
addition, we intend to establish a
presence in northwest Florida
where St. Joe has extensive real
As a participating owner of
GVA Worldwide, the global
alliance of leading property pro-
fessionals and organizations,:
Advantis will leverage Its associa-
tion with 85 other GVA affiliated ,
commercial real estate offices,
Gull' County Fire Department are still
reviler,g the fire truck bid
DREDGING APALACHICOLA RI-
VER/RESOLUTION-Lipon request by
Commissioner Peters Attorney McFarland
'read a pr.:.poned resolution opposing dredg-
ing in the Apalachicola Rlher and request-
ing that all Arms Corps of Engineers activ-
ities be stayed permanently ipon motion
by Commissioner 'Peters, second .by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following reso-
'RESOLUTION NO. 99-08
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is under the belief
that the Apalachicola River system has
Been designated as a "wild river": and
WHEREAS, the Apalachicola River is
presently being used not only for recre-
ational and other local public purposes, but
also is being used to transport various
materials including hazardous' materials
such as benzine; and
WHEREAS, a spill of said hazardous
materials would effect the entire riverine
system; possibly contaminating the under-
ground' aquifer and even the oyster beds in
Apalachicola Bay 'and creating a health
hazard to those using the river; and
WHEREAS, the Northwest Florida
Water Management District ard the State of
Florida has and is continuing to acquire
vast tracts .,: land atona the river in'part
f 'un'ded ',1th taAvpa',er dollar- from"'Gulf
k County to provide a watershed to provide
for recharge of' the aquifer, and to insure
,.that clean unpolluted water flows in the
Apalachicola River; and 'I.:
WHEREAS, the Apalachicola River
system and its ecosystem are a vital part of
Gulf County's ecology and environment,
and that. any disruption or deleterious
action thereto, threatens the financial and
physical well being of the citizenry of Gulf
County and its neighboring Counties as
well as the people of the State of Florida as
a whole; and
WHEREAS, it has been reliably docu-
mented that the U.S., Army Corps of
Engineers is engaged in actively continuing
to pursue a' policy of placing enormous
amounts of dredge fill in what amounts to
open water disposal sites which are
returned into the river system. releasing
vast amounts of silt and sand in a manner
that would not occur naturally and thereby
threatening the plant and animal life of the
riverine ecosystem; and
WHEREAS, it has been reported that
this activity has blocked off and filled in
various ,tributaries and meanders of the
Apalachicola River as well,,.as placing
released dredge material ri the swamps via.
high water ltow~s smothering vegetation and
otherwise disrupting the nvertne ecosystem
and reducing the ability of the citizens of
Gull County. mte State ol Florida and oth-'
ers to utilize prei'louly open waterways
and reducing wildlife habitat.,and
WHEREAS, it .is,obvious that closing
off the tributaries meanders and other open
waterways which make up the riverine sys-.
tem inc rease.- the flcw of water in the main
channel and drains the land mrre rapidly'
than in its natural state'and that this
defeats the purpose of the Northwest
Florida Water Management District's pur-
chase of the land which is, in part, to pro-
vide an area for recharge of the aquifer; and:
WHEREAS, It also appears obvious
that said alteration in the flow of water in
the Apalachicola River directly impacts the
Apalachicola Bay system and thereby rep-
resents a potential threat to oyster and
seafood production in both Gulf and
Franklin Counties; and
WHEREAS, it has also been reported
to the Gulf County Board of County
,Commissioners that spills of hazardous
waste have occurred on' the river in the
recent past and have failed to 'be reported'
and consequently there have been no
actions taken to insure that these do not
occur in the future; and
WHEREAS, it has been reported that
the commercial use of the section of the
Apalachicola below Blountstown is infre-
quent and, on the basis of cost per ton per
mile, is 40 to 50 times the national average
for maintenance dredging, one of the most
expensive in the nation and one which does
not appear to be justified by the return;
WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers' five-year permit to conduct vari-
ous operations in the Apalachicola River
ecosystem and which expired in 1996 is
being reissued by agencies of the State of
WHEREAS, the Tri-Rivers Waterway
Development Association has appealed the
issuance of the new permit as being too
restrictive of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
activities on .the Apalachicola; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners has become aware
of the above stated conditions and consid-
ers the U.S. Army Corps'of Engineers activ-
ities to be deleterious to the riverine ecosys-
tem in tbtal;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that
the Gulf County. Board of County
Commissioners is totally and unalterably
opposed to any threat from the activities of
any agency to the well being of this
County's citizenry and environment.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in
furtherance of this resolve, that it hereby
petitions its Federal and State legislative
representatives and the Cabinet of the
State of Florida to deny any changes to the
above said proposed permit to the U.S.
expanding the company's services
capabilities into 20 countries on,
"Commercial real estate
clients are increasingly discriml-
nating. They are seeking single-
source service solutions to their
real estate needs., Fitch, said.
"Through Advantis. we believe our
experience, integrated approach
and innovative thinking will set a
new industry standard for client
s Meeting the need for real
estate services provides us with a
strong relationship with our cus-
tomers, local market insight and
early knowledge of real estate
development opportunities." said
Rummell. "We are also focusing
the marketing power of this bro-
kerage and service networks on
our core holdings, creating, in
effect, a regional sales force for
our development products."
St. Joe Commercial develops
new commercial, office and:
industrial environments for cor-t
porate America where people can
work smarter, faster and happier..
Developing space for its own port-.
Army Corps of Engineers: and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners requests the said officials
and agencies to have all said U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers acutities stayed perma-
nently. the requirement for maintenance ol
a rune-foot channel on the Apalachicola ,
River be removed by Federal Statute and
funding removed from the Federal Budget
for the continuation of these said activities:
BE IT/FURTHER RESOLVED that the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers be required
to ameliorate the damage already done to
the riverine ecosystem and return the river
as closely.as possible to its natural state in
compliance with its designated status as
THEREFORE, 'BE IT FINALLY
RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be
sent to State Representative Beverly Kllmer
and State Senator Pat Thomas and the
Governor and. the Cabinet. as well as to
U.S. Senators Robert Graham and Connie
Mack and U.S. Representative Allen Boyd,
seeking their aid in this matter, as well as
to the nearby Flonda Counties of Jackson,
Liberty, Gadsden. Calhoun and Franklin
a ho border on said rner or may be affected
by any ol the above and that they be further
beseeched to Join Gulf County in seeking
solutions to this grate problem.
SIGNED this 23rd day of-March, 1999.
- (E n d i .. V I
NAVAL TRAINING CENTER I RESOC-
LUTIONr-,Commijsioner Peters discussed
opposition to the proposed Naval Training
Center on the Apalachlcola River. and
requested that Attorney McFarland read a
proposed resolution rescinding the Board's
resolution of support of the facility and In
opposition to the center being placed on the
Apalachicola Rl'er Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt the proposed resolution.
and Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motiori for discussion After discussion by
members !of the Board that no further
action should be taken until after the work-,
shop scheduled for April 1st and discussion
by members of the audience. the motion
failed 4 to I. with Commissioner Peters vot-
C.D.B.G. "EL NINO" HIGHLAND
VIEW STORMWATER SYSTEM-Upon dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler
regarding available -El Nino' C.D.B.G.:
Funds, Chairman Knox passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Peters, and motion to hold a
public hearing on Apnril 13h at 3:00 p.m..
E.D.T. to discuss the possibility of applying
for these' grant funds for various projects
(one of which could be the Highland View
stormrrater system). Commissioner.Yeager
seconded the motion, and It passed unani-
mously Chairman Peters then returned the
Chair to Commissioner Knox.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS USED FIRE
request by Chlel Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for a used fire truck
(with 5-year financing) for the Highland
View Fire Department, Commissioner
Trayloriseconded the,motion, and it .passed
RIGHT-QF-WAY UTILITY REGULA-
TIONS-Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed problems encountered regarding
notice required by utility companies to
"spot" 'lines for the County when the
County needs to do limited maintenance on
the right-of-ways. He requested that the
Board allow the Road Department to do
limited maintenance on the right-of-ways,
as necessary, without having the lines
"spotted". Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
this request. Chief Administrator Butler
was directed to draft a proposed policy to
alleviate this problem.
INVOICE WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH
DEPARTMENT ADDITION-Upon request
by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner. Traylor motioned to pay an
invoice from KMT, Inc. (#2), in the amount
of $33,681.05, for work completed on the
addition to the Wewahitchka Health
Department. Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS-
Chief Administrator Butler presented the
following recommendations from the
P.D.R.B. meeting held on March 23rd, for
the Board's consideration.
1. Sunset Bay Subdivision (Minor Plat) -
Developer is requesting a slope variance
and a 17-foot roadway driving surface
variance. P.D.R.B. recommends granti-
ng the slope variance to allow road to
slope uplands to keep stormwater out of
wetlands and denying the 17-foot road-
way surface variance (must be 20 feet).
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board concurred
with both recommendations.
2. Treasure Island Subdivision (Final Plat
Approval) P.D.R.B. recommends grant-
ing approval contingent upon only 10
permits being allowed (unless the water
"level of service" is increased) and upon
a developer/county engineer agreement
being reached on the value of the road-
way and water line (bonding purposes).
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board concurred
with this recommendation.
3. Summer Place Subdivision (Preliminary
Plat Approval) P.D.R.B. recommends
granting approval of the preliminary
folio and in tandem with major
industrial partners, St. Joe and
its affiliates own, five million
square feet of commercial and
industrial- facilities with more
than 2.2 million square feet of
future development. St. .Joe'holds
entitlement for an additional 20
million square feet for future
development. Advantis provides
commercial real estate services as
a part of St. Joe Commercial.
The St. Joe Company, a pub-
licly held company based in
Jacksonville, is one of the.
Southeast's largest real estate:
operating companies. It .is
engaged in comm nity, commer-
cial Industrial. leisure and resort.
development, along with reside.n-
Lial and commercial real estate
development arms. St. Joe
Commercial and Arvida. each
with a services component The'
company also has significant
interests in timber and trans- :
For more information about
St. Joe, log-on to www.joe.com_ or,
for more information about
Advantis,, visit www. advantisg-
plat Upon moon by Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner
Stanley. and unanimous tote. the Board
concurred with this recommendation
APALACHICOLA RIVER MEET-
ING-Marilyn Blackoell appeared before
the Board to report on the Apalachicola
Riher meeting held in Wewahltchka on
March- 18th, stating that the next meeting
will be held on April 21st at 6:30 p.m.,
C.D.T., at the Wewahitchka Community
Center. She also discussed responses
received from other counties regarding the
Naval Training Center.
NAVAL TRAINING CENTER APALA-
CHICOLA RIVER-Anthony Pndgeon. of
Wewahitchka, appeared before the Board to
discuss the negative impact he feels that a
Naval Training Center would have on the
BIDS #9899-14 FIRE TRUCK
(S.G.C.F.D.)-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Yeager, second by Commissionter
Stanley, and unanimous vote, 'the Board
tabled the bids (#9899-14) received forte
used fire truck for South Gulf County Fire
RIGHTS-David Taunton appeared before
the Board to discuss that the Army Corps
of Engineers may be backing the Naval
Training Center on the Apalachicola River
so they can maintain control of the dredg-
ing activities. He also read a statement
regarding' citizen rights and, freedomm of
speech before the Board. which incii.ded
comments about TFR, Inc.
There being 'no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 8:10
:. TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 1, 1999
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman ,Tommy Knox and
Commissioners -Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor and Warren J.
Others present were: County Attorrney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
Mc'Lemore. Chief Admiruslrator Don Butrer
Administrative Assistant Debbe 'Wibberg,
Building Inspector/Assistant Planrier
David Richardson, and Sheriffs Depart-
ment Captain Joe Nugent. ,
The, meeting was called,.to order jat
6:30 p.m., E.S.T.
T PROPOSED NAVAL TRAINING CAN-
TER APALACHICOLA RIVER-Brl4ce
McCormack, retired Navy SEAL, appeared
before the Board to discuss the proposed
naval training center in 'the Corley Slou'gh
area of the Apalachicola River. Upon' dis-
cussion of the "live-fire" training and the
caliber of weapons to be used, members.of
the public expressed their opposition to
this type of training on the river in Gulf
SCounty. After all public inquiry and discus-
slon, Chairman Knox thanked Br.
McCormack for attending this workshop
regarding the proposed training station. -
There being no further business, the
1 meeting did thezi adjourn at 7:22 p.m.,
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN'
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER,, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 7, 1999
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners John Stanley; Jr. afid
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Union Steward Doug
Kelley, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent. .
The meeting was called to order .at
4:34 p.m., E.D.T.
TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES ROAD
DEPARTMENT-Upon discussion by Road
Superintendent Lester that' he needs more
employees at the Road Department,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertise
to hire two (2) temporary employees for the
Road Department (with Certified Driver
Licenses Road Superintendent Lester to
notify the Chief Administrator's Officer of
which Class the licenses must be).
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).
WORK SCHEDULE-Chairman Knox
discussed the possibility of working 4-day,
10-hour weeks, stating that the Board may
consider this at a later date.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous (3-0) vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 4:39 p.m., E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK
PAGE 4BA I
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999 PAGE 5B
Woodham, Arnetta Henderson,
Diane Pugh, and Dot Pfost.
2 In the rear, from left, are Ron.
Steventon, Tom Beres, Jim
Newton, Bob Pugh, and Ed
'M Also honored were George
Duren, who attended and
received his award, but had to
leave early due to another com-
mitment. Diana Sealey, the final
honoree, was unable to attend the
ceremony due to a prior commit-
Specializing in Beach Sales
hz, ~CAPE SAN BLAS INDIAN PASS
Tom Todd MEXICO BEACH
Rsaiv c ST. JOE BEACH PORT ST. JOE
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
had a very successful Loyalty Day
and National Volunteer 'Day
S Ceremony on Saturday, April
C Ginny Seefeldt. Community
Services Chairman for the-
Auxiliary, would like to thank all
the participants. including: Port
St.. Joe High School NJROTC
'members T. J. Hightower, Tyler
Lane, Corey Butler, Eddie Ward,
Rob Dykes, Stephanie Hightower
Brittany Reeves, and Christa
Dykes; speaker, Dave Kelly,.
SGM/EP (Ret.; Chaplain
Talmadge Kennedy: singer Wanda
Walker; Betty Rudd; Shannon
,Phinazee; Barbara Terrace; Bill
Young; Marcia Wight: and Teresa
The chairman would also like'
to thank the honorees, friends in
the community, and post mem-
bers for attending and making it
$ such a nice program.
r' In honor of Loyalty Day, the
VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary
presented an American flag to
Rev: Bill Taylor and his two sons,
Ryan and Zack, of Faith Christian
Shown in the photo above are
10 of the 12 volunteers honored.
,'Iri',the'"front row, from left,-, are
lElagie"'r Steventon, Jermy
S ies ta
RESTRICTED MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION
CORNER OF 15TH STREET & HWY. 386
'MEXICO BEACH, FLORIDA
* Beautifully Landscaped Entrances
* Paved Streets with Street Lights, lined with Palm Trees!!
* Large Cleared Lots with Easy Beach Access
* Underground Utilities City Water; Natural Gas,
Electric, Phone, Cable and *City Sewer *(Available
* Subdivision Covenants / Deed Restrictions
ALL LOTS RECENTLY FILLED WITH
CLEAN TOP SOIL, NEW DRAINAGE
REDUCED PRICE -
Offered Exclusirel B. Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, FL
'!'!' In -~
GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE,
7136 CR 30. Lovely 2 bed-
room 2.5 bath home Pool
side New metal roof and
exterior paint in 1996
Home in excellent condition
and has a great view of the
Gulf Price $169,900
LOT: Lovely 1/2 acre
building lot. Loads of trees
and access to Gulf via
, Neptune Street. $33,500.
GULF FRONT.' Beautiful,
;spacious, 3BR/.5BA.' gulf
. ront home. You will be
impressed with the fact that
all rooms open both to the
Gulf and the deck. The
kitchen has abundant stor-
age area and plenty of
room. Also has double
enclosed garage. Priced at
GULF FRONT, 190 Cozumel
Drive, Cape San Bias. .4
bedrooms, 2 baths, under-
nec king for 4+ cars,
Bio'..ym, fireplace, bal-
cony overlooking gulf,
screen porch, widows walk.
cen heat & air. Like new.
beautiful sunsets and beach
Barrier Dunes, 135 Sable
Circle Lovely 2 BD/2".
access to pool
included in salt
reduced to $121
BAY FRONT. 445 Cape San
Bias Rd. Lovely bayfront
home has 3BR/2.5BA, 2
car' parking, family rm.,
fireplace, Fla. rm cen.
heal & air. $279,900.
Enjoy the beautiful view of
Sl Joseph Bay.
Io0 Todd Realty, Inc.
2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611 MLS-
Fax (850) 227-3221
isil our websiie at www capesanblas com/tomtodd
or e-madl us at TTRI@digidalexp corn
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker
SMexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004 Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850-648-5401
W mV A F Ug pr -- x M Ik =v w
8241 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Townhome N.ce 2 Br, 2.5 Ba Gulfl froni
u n aec a a n a ,co ere aA e, k oTI M aste r e aro o a er o o i ne
Gulil!i Enjoy spectacular iunseti $175.000 00
DON'T MISS THIS GULF FRONT 4 BEDROOM at
112 32nd St. Mexico Beach. Pelican Roost F
Gulf front:condo building, 2 Ba completely
furnished and equipped f,r vacation retreat or
rental. Large covered deck off living room has'
great Gulf view! Currently on rental program
with good rental history. $175,000.
427 Colorado Dr. Lovely design and floor plan Pre-Consiruct.on 3 Br 2
S Ba home on extra large 100 x158 33' lot .ilhin walking distance Ior
Beach LR kha vaul ld celng, fireplace ceramicc acceni and wood
ma role, kl.:hen/dining crea has 9' ce;ilngs and lovely boy window.
Large master Br has -alk-in closet, master bath has whirlpool tub and
separale sho-er $119 900 PRE-CONSTRUCTION. $1 15,000
308 Wysong Dr. PRE-COl`>STRUCTION SALEI Qual.ty cusom buili 3 Br
2 Ba single family home under construction 1608+ SF heated and
cooled livng area 2 ca'r garage w 'auomat;c garage door opener.
cen h/a, applar.ces .LD w.',cemaker, elec range.
'dihwJaher. disposal. 109 'xlO landscaped lot Restricted subdvi-
sion, paved street w 'underground uthlites Easy beach
.. accessiSi'15000 PRE-CONSTRUCTION $109.500
ST. JOE BEACH
",123 Gulf St. 3,3r 2 Ba single fam-ly home or, 2 large lots only 1/2 block
'to Beach!! Large Florda rci kogipickel lencEd Front yard and
c;.a;n link Fenced back yaO' rJ large ltorage room Nice
L aJ ,n(_-rar_, 4 tQr ,,r u n
.. ... .. ;ade trees. n Iron ;,oard 85O UUU
GULF FRtbNT .. LOTS
8065 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach. Sea Gull 7 Gulfl rot ne.l>y redeca.o RESIDENTIAL (Houses Only ,
rated 3 e, lsOle NI R 'l T ecks ofF NEW DEVELOPMENT PALM RIDGE SUBD. ST.'JOE BEACH Only 2
L and M'Ie ,Il' B reOr w, BMr k -o beach. blocks to ,the Beach! Take; Pine St. 2 blocks to Alabama Ave. turn
Paved parking underneath.'$195,000. REDUCED to S189,000.' : r.ght to e.-irance of 'ubd.vision Large cleared lots ready for bi.;ld;ng
'8067 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach Sea Gull #8 Gull front beauhtfully fur- .gh and dry Amen;iies include paved sirees street lights deed
nished and decorated e u j .5 Ba owrhome Enjov gulf restrictions, underground utilities-city water, natural gas, electric,
'breezes and spectacular M4&iUthe private deck olf LR and phone, cable. Restricted Housing Subd. homes only. Only
Master BR. Security system, 2 color cable TVs, VCR, king size beds. .$22)500.00 each.
Musf'see! $p196,000 REDUCED to $185,000. MEXICO BEACH i
427 La Siesta Dr New!i 3 Br 2 full Ba 24'x48' double wide mobile hbme' 704 Hwy. 98 -' UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW zoned General
on large corner lot completely landscaped. In newly, developed ,, Goammercial (2) 50'x150' lots on Hwy. 98. 1,00' Hwy. 98 frontage.
restricted subdivision L;v:r.g room has vaulted ce.l.ng w/ceiling-fan, Zcr..ng will all., single dr multi-family use as well as commercial.
beautiful, fireplace w/wood mantel and hearth,, ceramic,tile, floor Compjetely fenced! Unit 1, Block 11; Lots 3, 4. $275;000.
accent, mirror over mantle and heat blower. large master bath has. ArizonaIDr.'100'xl08.33' lot mrjely ared and ready for building.
unique garden tub w/skylight and double vanity. Split Br floor plan.' Unit 14, Blk E, Lot 11. $1 FLU
Completely landscaped. CH/A heat pump. Much, much morel Arizona Dr. 100' 108 33 completely cleared. Beautiful shade trees.
Financing available w;ah a latle as 5'% down. fixed rate for 30 sears Unit 14 Blk D, Lot.18 $23,000.
'call for derails 4.7,4199- REDUCED TO $72,900. 15th St.: 10 acres. Zonedd residential low density prime development
139 Palm St. Lovely 2 Br with possible extra Br or study, 2 full bath stilt $90,000.
home on large corner lot. Large, liv.rm w/dining areachas, liding 304 &'.306'HadHey Dr. 87.5'x108' each. Completely cleared, 'filled and
glass doors that lead to large back sun deck; Nice master Br has I. ready for building. North Lake Estates, Blk B, Lots 4 & 5. $19,500 ea.
lighted walk-in closet, mast f samic tile flooring. and full
lighted walk-in closet, C Ot ls t.e fu.lool inc and fe Hwy. 386 .75'x100' each Lots 12, 14, BIk 5, Unit 11. $20,000 each.
ceramic tile shower. CH/oAIn housee fully cement for park Gulfaire Drive 75'xl25' Lot 14, 11k D, $30,000.
4 '.ng/storageOyNstepstohebech is RESTRICTED MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION LA SIESTA
426 7th St. PRE-CONSTRUCTION'SALE!! Quality custom built 3 Br 2Ba E. -RT, .MS L S S
single family home soon to be under construction. 1400+ SF heated 1 Corner Hwy, 386 and 15th St. Beautifully landscaped entrances, paved
and cooled living area. 2 car garage w/automatic garage door streets with street lights, Large cleared lots with easy Beach access.
opener CH/A, ref. w/icemaker electric range, dishwasher, disposal. Underground utilities, city water, natural gas, electric, phone, cable,
On large ,100'x158.33' Ilanrdscaped lot in nice residential area arid city sewer (available Spring 1999). Deed restrictions: Zoned for
w/paved street. $99,900. PRE-CONSTRUCTION $95,000. '.mbile homesonly! All lots recently filled with clean otp soil new
.418 7th St. NEW1! 3 Br 2 full Ba home on beautifully landscaped lot drainage. REDUCED PRICE $19,900MOBILE HOMES PARK
with easy beach access! This immaculate home is only 8 months old.
Exterior vinyl siding for low, easy maintenance. Central gas Sun Ray Court lot 7. Has septic tank and water meter. $34,000.
heat/electric AC,. gas hot water,. gas range, for efficiency. 2, car North Patrick St. Overstreet 1 acre parcel. $10,000.
garage, underground sprinkler system, very. nicely decorated. Corner Colrb t.St-&. cuv((315 tsh. block to
,$108,500. beach yINJn" ICtN A$20,000
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idential neighborhood within walking distance to the beach with easy
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'AT ST. JOE
Restricted Housing Subdivision Homes Only!
iOnly,2 Blocks to the Beach!
, Large cleared lots ready for building:
high and dry: average size 75 x200
Paved Streets Covenants and Restrictions
Utilities: City Water, Natural Gas, Electric,
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999
I PUC NOTICES I Crawford Advises the Public to
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
S!DIN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF WARREN G. LYNN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
forSummary Admirustrauon has been tiled In this
Court. a true copy of which accompanies this
Notice. You are required to serve written 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. Failure to serve and file written defenses as
required may result in a Judgment or order for the
relief demanded in the pleading or motion, without
DATED this 31 Day of March. 1999.
/s/ TIMOTHY C. CAMPBELL
222 East 4th Street
Panama City, Fl. 32401
Telephone: (850) 763-8466
Florida Bar Number: 434530
4tc, April 8. 15, 22, and 29, 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-.
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 99-108CA
IN RE: Adoption of a Minor Child.
;(DOB: 9/10/92 )
NOTICE OF 'ACTION
TO: Brenda Jo Hood or any other Individual
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for the
Adopuon of Miror Child has been filed m the above
court, and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses If any. lo it on Robert H Conway.
Sr Petitioners' attorney. %hose address Is 11'9 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',
Petioner's attorney or Immediately thereafter. oith-
erwise. a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in this acuon
WITTNESS nmy hand and seal of the Court on
April 5th. 1999
Benny C Uster
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ M Vaughn
4tc Apn.- 8. 15. 22. and 29. 1999
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Estate of PROBATE DIVISION
REX C W1LLGL&U.
deceased Case No 99-18CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adminirauon oa cf the Etate of REX C WILL-
GUS. dceased Case No 99- 16CP. is pending in
the Circuit Court foir Gull Cournty. Florida. Probate
Diiion. ,he a.d-dr-s, of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse Prtn St Joe. Florida. 32456 The
name- anid adrde5_e? of the personal represent.
u.e and the per ;rnal representauses attorney is
set forth, b-hla
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All pr ons orn w-hm in as nice is senved who hase
objections dith challenge the qualificatons of the
personal iepreienLauve. venue. or the jurisdiction
of tlis Court or claimsi, any interest In the estate.
are required to file their obiecuons with this Court
WTTHIN THE LA-TiER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors l the decedent and other persons
having claims or demand, against decedent's
estate .:n hom a cop: of this notice is served
. within, three month-a dter the date of the first pub-
licauor, of i hiu rontice must file their claimU, Tith
this Court WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE
,tONTHS Ar TE TE DATE OF THE OF T FIRST PUB
LiCATno B S OTCE ORTI NINETY DAYS
AFTER TI iTE-OF SERVICE OP A- COPY OF
THAIS DEAND AND OBJETON NOT ON THEM
The date of r credtort ofpuhe decedent and persons
haritrg cnar. or demands against the deedent's
esttie ruSi fie theFcnda h 32165lh Lhis court %TrH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTR PSNHE DATE OF THE
NOFIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ALL
CLAIMS DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOTM-
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The dae of te e lr-iI pubacaion of this Notice Is
April 22 and 2199
Anorney for Prorue RepreentCire Court o
DAVID C GASKIN
Fa dend n Bar No 02792Case N 6 in
P 0 Box 185
un Fwahchka Flo e ri ed upon lda 32165
and 650-639-terest of the defendant FR Welch. divd
Pealonal Repreelh d.ntatn a Wlh Auo Crushrs
DOROTHY MLFRL THOMPSON
Pin ad h dsbed proper. o-wi:0 108
eTrahchtor White. FnFreightlne 32465 C213LO
857. Aprl 15. 22 29. and Noa 6 1999
NOTICE OF COMPLETION
ROYailer Alab AMERICAN CONSTRLia July '95 TON COMax
PANT INC. 1002 W 23rd Street. Suite 400 o
SPat Jama Crul. Flonrda 32405. here gives notice of00
compleuon or as contract h the City le. of Port Sl
Joer for the onl ucoon of the Por efennt Joe Mann
SProect and sets April 30. 1999 as the dale of final
seto tlement A claim in co and he utuon th th pro-
jlect should be filed duinng drs penod %ih the
Enpinee PrebleR FRAh Inc 402 Reid Avenue. Port
St Joe. Flonda 32456
2tc. Apinl 22 and 29. 1999
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GREN ThNat pursuant to a
%rnt of Excecuu.on issued In the Circuit Court of
Gulf Countr Flonda on the 12Florih da april
1999. in he cauBe hereinn WILLMcKe Lynch.
Ind Accodurdance d With themericans with Disa Bil'ties
accommod Repatir an to plati arin th F R is proelch Indingd
uallandPF R Wetch D,'BA Velch Nuto Crushers.
ws defendant, being Case No 96 101 In sad ,
I Frank McKeiehen as Shenlf of Gulf
Countv Flonda. have lcoed upon all the inghat. tide
SAp22 an d 29,ere he ndan F R and 1elch.3 19ndivd99
ualkl aira F R Welch d..'b.a Welch Auto Crushers
S In(GCWDB) a s ndo suing a Reest fobedr Properosal towP)t:
Tractor White Freghtland ner CA213ALO
Sufficiency Act (WAGES)nd will selland the Welfare to Worsubject
Proposals are due on May 20, 1999 at
12:00 noon (CST).
Contracts will he awarded and will be
renewable for up to 3 years.
To obtain an RFP. or for further informa-
Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board
Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West U.S. Highway,98
Panama City. FL 32401
(850) 913-3285 or
A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from our
website at http://www.gulfwork.org
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply. The
Workforce Investment Act Is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services
are available upon request to Individuals disabili-
2tc. April 22 and 29. 1999.,
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTi'. FLORIDA
CASE NO 96-364
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF NORTH
CAROLINA. as trustee for the registered
holders of Emergent Home Equity Loan Pass-
Through Certificates. Series 1997-4,
RICHARDMARTIN COMBS, ET AL..
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order
or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated AMil 7.
J.199. and entered In Case No. 98-36 of the
Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in.and for
Gulf County. Florida wherein in which FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA.
as trustee for the registered holders of Emergent'
Home Equity Loan Pass-Through Certificates.
Series 1997-4 the PlamnuT. and RICHARD MARTIN
COMBS et al are defendants. I will sell to10 the high
est and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County
Courthouse 1000 Cecil G Cosun. Sr Boulevard.
Pon Sr Joe. Flonda 32456. at II 100 AM EDT on
the 12 day of May. 1999. the following described
property as set forth In said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
Lot 11. Block 47. of Cm' OF PORT ST. JOE.
according to the Official Map on file in the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County.
a/k/a 511 9th SreeL Port St Joe. FL 32456
S: By: /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Cldrk
2tc. April 29 and May 6. 1999
Notice Is hereby given on 4-26 99. pursuant to
Section 367 045. Florida Statutes. of the applica-
ion of iLghthnouse UtiUlluties Co. Inc. to amend Its
Water Cernifcate No. 491 -W to add temtory In Gullf
County. Florida as follou-s
PART V, TERRITORY DESCRIPTION AND MAPS
Exhibit V-A Territory DescriptiUons
The following is a descnpuon of proposed territlo
nes to be added
Gulf Count,. FL
Township 8 South. Range 10 West
Secuons 20. 29. 32. 33. 28. 27. 34. 35. 36
Township 9 South. Range 10tO West
SeeUions 6. 7. 16. 5.8. 17. 4.9. 3. O10. 2
Secuons I II. 12 to Cournty Line
Tovwnship 8 South. Range I I West
Sections 24. 36
TouTistup 8 South. Range 9 West
Sections 31. 32 Ito County line)
Township 9 South Range 9 West
Securs 6 (to County l nel
Any obJecUon to the said application must be made
in writing and tiled with the Director. Division of
Record- and Reporting. Florida Public Service
Commission. 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd..
TallIhas-ee. Florida 323990850. within 30 days
from the date of this notice At the same time. a
copy of said obection should be mailed to the
applicant whose address is set forth below The
objecuon must state the grounds for the objecution
LIGHTHOUSE UTILITIES CO. INC.
PO BOX 428
PORT ST..JOE. FL 32457
Ic. April 29. 1999
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids for provision of all materials and instal-
lation necessary to provide control of electric power
to an existing motor-dnriven water distribuuon
pump at the Mexico Beach Water Plant Bids will
be received at the Mexico Beach City Hall. 118
North 14th Street. Mexdco Beach Florida 32410 up
until 430 PM CST. May 21. 1999 Bids will be.
opened arnd read aloud at 6-00 PM at the Mexoco
Beach Ci 6 i .Center, 10.5 North 3)st Street. FLxico
Beach Florida'32410 y ,7
Bids shall be ibmritrted In'a sealed envelope. paln-
ly marked with bidder'3 name address, date and
Lime of bid opening and Water Plant Pump Bid
De'i-nption of Work The work shall Include the
proarsion of all electric equipment. wiring, conduit.
etc neces-arv for connecton of existing water dis-
tribuuon pimp Io a local power source and Instal-
lation of the same A drawing of the Installation can
be obtained 3t the Mexico Beach City Hall
ti c. April 29 1I99
NOTICE OF SALE
B & A Auto Towing will be selling the following
vehicle The sale will be held April 30. 1999 at 900
a m. EDT. at 4560 CR 386. Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
850 647-3031 We hate the nighi to reject any and
1977 Ford VINI FIOBNZ07202
Itc. April 29 1999
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port 3 Joe. Florida IdLe
'CirI 1 will consider the approval of an Issue of rev-
enue bonds to be issued by the City in the aggre-
gate principal mount of not to exceed 82.500.000
to be desIgnated Its Capital Improsement Revenue
Bond;. Series 1999 Ithe "Bonds-). al a public hear-.
me lo be held at a meeting on May 18. 1999. begin-
ning at 5 00 p m or as soon thereafter as may be :
heard. In the CommirL61on Chambers. City Hall.
305 Fifth Sueei. Pon St Joe FlorIda
The proceeds of such Bond Issue will be used to
acquire. construct. improve and erect a manna
Iacilia to be owned by the City and to pay certain
costs Incurred in connecuon with the Issuance of
the Bonds The ntirual operator of the facility is
expected to be the Port St Joe Marina. Inc The
facility is located at the end of 1st Street at the bay
in F'on St Joe Flonrida
The Bonds hall and will be payable from revenues
dented from the operauon of the facility and the
Cin' ; excise LaA revenues The Bonds will not con
salute a general debt general liability or general
obligaUtion of the City. Gulf County. the State of
Flonrida or of any other political subdivision there
All mierested parues are mvited to present their
comments 3t the utne and place shown above
Persons are advised that If they decide to appeal
arn decision made at this meeting they sill need a
record of the proceedings. and for such purpose
thev may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings Is made. which record Includes the
leiumon% and evidence upon thich the appeal is
to be based
itc April 29. 1999
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUrTY
CASE NO 99-21 CP
IN PROBATE '
IN RE: The Estate of
THOMAS A. OWENS, JR..
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE: ADMIhISTRATION of the Estate of
THOMAS A. OWENS, 'JR.. deceased. File Number
99-21 CP. is pending in.the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which Is Gulf County Courthouse. Probate
Division. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Boulevard. Port
St. Joe. FL 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and her attorney are set
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will. the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is April.29, 1999.
/s/ S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOOL. P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
Fax: (850) 227-1619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0224839
/s/ VIRGINIA T. OWENS
1110 Long Avenue
P. 0. Box 397
Port St. Joe. Florida 32457
2tc. April 29 and May 6. 1999.
Florida's pl.easant spring
conditions invariably give way to
summer's hot temperatures and
high humidity. And that means
Florida's annual mosquito season
is nearly here.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford is urging
homeowners to dispose of stand-
ing, water on their property-
where possible-to curtail
Florida's mosquito population
and reduce health risks to
humans and animals. Horse own-
ers also should protect their ani-
mals by vaccinatiAg them against
equine encephalitis, which is
spread by mosquitoes. 1 .
"CondiUons are right this year'
for another bumper crop of mos-
quitoes.' Crawford said. "Since
mosquitoes generally don't Lravel
great distances from their breed-
ing ground, people who eliminate
breeding grounds In their neigh-
borhoods can reduce the likeli-
hood of contracting a mosquito-
Crawford noted that children,
adults over age 55, and people
who spend the majority of their
time outdoors are at greater risk
Sand should take special precau-
"Mosquitoes can breed In a'
very small amount of standing
water. We are urging homeowners
to look around their property and
eliminate sources of standing
water, such as old tires, plastic
pots. trash can lids, kiddie pools
or birdbaths. Eliminating breed-'
ing grounds is the best defense,"
Crawford said. t
Crawford also is urging horse
owners to vaccinate their animals
against eastern equine encephali-
tis. an often-fatal viral disease
that attacks the nervous system
of horses. For calendar year 1998.
173 horses were tested, and 46
cases were confirmed positive by
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer,
Services Diagnostic Laboratories.
The department, which over-
sees the state's mosquito control
efforts, recommends that people ,
avoid mosquito-plagued areas,
particularly at night, reduce mos-
quito breeding grounds, wear pro-
tective clothing and use insect.
Tips on Eliminating Mosquito
*Clean out eaves, troughs and
*Remove old tires, or drill
holes in those used for play-
ground equipment to allow them
' to drain.
*Turn over or remove empty
*Pick up broken, unused or:
discarded toys. .
*Pick up all beverage contain-
ers and cups. .
*Check tarps on boats or
other equipment that may collect
water In pockets or indentations.
*Pump out bilges on boats.
*Replace water in birdbaths
and pet or other animal feeding
dishes at least once a week.
eChange water in bottom of
plant containers, including hang-
ing plants,: at least once a week.
*Remove vegetation or
obstructions in drainage ditches
that prevent the flow of water.
*FNx dripping outdoor faucets
that create pools of water.
Background on Eastern
*Eastern equine encephalitis
is a viral disease that attacks the
central nervous system of horses.
*It is spread by mosquitoes.
which transmit the disease from
the infected birds.
*Transmission of the disease
from-horse to horse or from horse
to humans is highly unlikely.
S*The mortality rate for infect-
ed horses is 50 percent to 90 per-
*Vaccinating horses properly
will prevent them from contract-
ing the disease.
*Disease prevention rtea-
sures also include the elimination
of sources of standing water
where mosquitoes may breed, and
spraying with approved insecti-
eSymptoms of the disease in
horses include fever, .impaired
vision, irregular gait, reduced
reflexes, inability to swallow,
occasional convulsions and
*The disease is most com-
monly detected in1 horses from
April to August.
horses should be given two injec-
tions of vaccine about a week to
"10 days apart. Previously vacci-
nated older horses can be protect-
ed by a single booster shot. In
previously vaccinated young ani-
mals, the two-injection booster
series is recommended.
Florida Highway Patrol Plans
License and Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle Inspection check-
points on April 30th on SR-73
near CR-287. and SR-30 near
Allen Memorial Way.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with.defects
stich as bad brakes, worn tires
anddefective lighting equipment.
Ini addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
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St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
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MEXICO BEACH 116 Fourth St. Gulf View, Great investment! Over 2400 sq. h0 4 bed-
room residence upstairs and a 2BD aparlmeni downstairs Reduced to $162,500.
GULFAIRE 102 Sea Pine Modern home ready lor beach living a bedroom/2BA, lolt of
windows and decks. Clerestory windows and Fireplace in the living room $137,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 6329 Alabama Ave Well kept doublewide, 3 bedroom/2BA on
150'xl50' corner lot Fruit trees, high and dry Two outside sheds. Two blocks from beach.
Must see' $72,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 7118 Carolina Ave Older mobile being sold as is on 2 beauhful lots
from Carolina Ave to Georgia Ave lotal land 1 50 x180' MOL Only $58,000.
ST. JOE BEACH. Georgia Ave 15 acres MOL lust 3 blocks Irom dedicated beach
Residential or commerciaolGreat development potential! 5340,000.
BEACON HILL Tulip Ave ahir -el.t lo&s,2 lois are Ferced Total-
100'xl 50' MOL Reduced M B T2los. vare' 'lc .-
Gulf Co. Hwy. 386, only 1/2 mile to Hwy. 98 and shore 4 65 acres 1360 on
Hwi 386 x 550 deep) in Gulf Co DEVELOPERS take note This has tremendous potential
for housing. business, or recreation use Listed For $75,000. MAKE OFFERI
SALES ASSOCIATES RENTAl AGENTS
Cathy K;ichens cathyk@flo-beach cornm Cathy Knchen& SI Joe Beach
Michael Harris m;firstname.lastname@example.org Vickie Davis_ Cape San BIas
Judy Watford judyw@Fla-beach conm
Margaret Presswood margaretp@fla-beach com
.v..: HIOwA. ......em ...... UU *2-36
ST.GERG ILAN .. .. .. .. .. .. 180-55-79
FC 7ntasn Pe tf ies 1 JIn c.John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
S.-- Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 '2221 CR C-30 647-8939
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou ohn St. Joe Bay [l --- Tom Graney 647-3736
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 EALTO M S Joan Smithwck- 6474150
Classic Custom Built Beachfront Home, 106 S.
26th St., Mexico Beach. 4 bedroom, 4 bath on
two lots with high grade vinyl siding and met-
al roof. Home has many desired features-10'
ceilings, oak flooring, Andersen doors/win-
dows, solid wood cabinetry, dual CH,- A, walk
around decks (968 sq. ft); interesting open 2nd
living level with alcoves. Widow's walk. Never
rented. Over 3100 sq. ft. furnished $750,000.
108 S. 29th St. NMexico Beach. BEACH FRONT
ONE OF A KIND! Single family executive
3BR,'2.5BA approx. 2800 SF, 3 levels. Ground is,
2 car underneath parking -w/entries and stor-
age: Next level has foyer, powder room, kitchen,
master BR and BA suite. Magnificent great room
Sliving/dining, fireplace, sliding Andersen glass
doors across this main living level opening onto
a large screened porch which runs.the full width
of house. Next level and 2BR and full ba, sitting
area, and goes up to a functional Widow's Walk.
Excellent construction pickled pine walls,
white oak floors. Many, many amenities. Must
see! Partially furnished. This type of beach front
home does not become available very often!
Situated on 2 lots has 101' of beach front.
$650,000. For further information ask for Ellen
S% GULF FRONT
BEACHFRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr. Gulf Pines
Subdivision. One of the finest gulf front hI.mes. in the area -
gorgeou- 5 bedroom, 2 bath home ith man5 amenities .
including electric storm shutters, irrigation 'sy-item custom
counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass blc.ck in marier bath. exten-
sive decking, boardwalk to the beach iIreplace and elei actor
The nicely landscaped home has a v. rap around porch, sun-
deck %. ith sunbrella and a screened porch. Comes with ice-
maker refrigerator. stove, dishwasher, satellite dish and
window treatments. Located on almost 1 acre. $489,900.
Canal Front Home, 1-11 N. 44th St., Mexico Beach. Canal
front, 3/2 custom built brick home boats many.amenities
including 120' on the MAIN canal with seawall, dock, and
boat slip, gunite pool w/cool decking Lc.cated in quiet ne.gh-
borhood on cul-de-sac. View or canal irorn main rooms ot
house. Tinted windows assure daytime privacy. Armstrong
"Imagine: wood flooring, tile, carpet, Italian marble fireplace,
cultured marble sills and bathroom counters. Open deck with
8x12 screened porch off master bedroom. F rced to sell at
Mexico Beach Beachside 101A Miramar Dr. Very nicely
furnished 2 bedroom I bath ti.r. nthcme lusit teps to the canal
and short walk to the beach. 'Vater .ev-. from deck off master
bedroom. Ceramic tile in great room, kitchen and bath. New
carpet bedrooms and stairs, cen. h/a, all appliances. Patio off
great room, privacy fence around back & side yard. Storage
off patio. $105,900.
Mexico Beach Location Locationl!! 106 D 34th St. beach-
side of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, living and dining room, kitchen,
laundry and screened porch, great view!! This won't last long
at $148,900, so hurry and call Marlene at 648-5146.
SummerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St., Mexicoi Beach. Summer
fun is what this Sum rPlai Pie tjf 11/2
baths, fDF lately fur-
nished., ftnously maintained by original owners.
Most units in this group on rental programs.Reduced to
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
Mexico Beach, 103 N. 27th St. Neat' and comfortable
2BR/1BA home, ch/a, screen porch. Separate studio building
for doing your own thing. Beautifully landscaped with many
palm trees. Short block and half to beach. $131,000.
111-A First St. 1.2 stucco duplex v. lth Guli view 45 steps
acro-s from dedicated beach Gulf vie.v Irom glassed-in dining
area. Great arrangement with master bdrm I ba kitchen, din-
ing. living area upstaLr. 1 Bdrm I ba dowrnstairs, garage with
auto door opener $118,900L
310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka. Great
lakefTont rcireat jusl minutes from the Gulf Like nes manu-
factured home 3 bedroom-,'2 ba Florida room living 'dining
90AeA ve L r "B 2. hom onf combo. C'.er 1l400 -q it -till under manufact-urers' sarrantN
9230 Auger Ave. Large 3BR 2BA home on (2 o50'x100' lots, finished with top of the line mairial and apphances all set
ch a, refring dish. aher, gas o en, cook top, and hot water or, a nicel, landscaped 1 2 acre v. waterfront lot on Lake Como
heater Block to beach. 593.)iO Beautifullv imnished fully mi ulaled 10'20'l detached work-
I GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION shop. plu. garden and boat sheds combined sith a private
705 Gulf Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Subd. Verr rce 3 br, '2 ba sin boat dock pr.t ide total recrailor, package Fish or swim off
gle let el home in like nets cond -pactous home ,v. over 21,00 vur ov.-r, boat dock. relax in our spa tub in the Florida room,
1 C.I open tocor plan v. bright ir,rral kitchen, great rrt. Ig Fla or rToll on Your pri ate lake AU teauntullv mil-,tand in
rm,. master bdrm. suite and split bdrm plan. Set on a nicely mo e-in conditon s .u mnut see to appreciate $Q4,90'i)
landscaped 5'l12i) lot, a pri'.ac,' enced back yard and large
arbor patio pro ide indoor ouldoor liv-ng at its best 2 car L O TJ S
Garage & loads Of storage complete th.S pkg and all within .
s-vps of a prir.ate dedicated beach, terms courts & s imming CAPE SAN'BLAS/INDIAN PASS
pool in gull Counl)'s nicest planned corrimunitN Must see to
appreciate $173.292 68 1 CAPE SAN BLAS / Baytronl-101 flt. ofbay frontage oserlook-
ST. JOE BEACH
ON THE MARKET AGAIN! Pelican Walk Subd., 8206.
Pelican Walk Lane. Very nice 2 bedroom, 1 ba. unit in triplex.
Upstairs BR has neat loft stud), cn. a. stote dishwasher, deck.
shed Good price at $72,500i
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR 3BA cormiortable approx 28010
sf home nestled on 2 large locis Bath on each of 3 1eels Stairs
on side and outl or safer, Lot. of decks 3 BR and 2 baths on 2
main living levels Lors of room on ground floor for game
room. o'iice. bedrooms or could be used as large apartment
Ground Ifloor used to be arhtque shop, office and storage. ch .
so\e. Lots :o1 possibilities. MuNlst e $165,000
PORT ST. JOE
816 MarvinAve. Lovely 4 BD/2.5 BAon a Ig. 150/175 lot. 3 lev-
el home. Remodeled kitchen with new flooring and new cabi-
nets. Entry has ceramic tile flooring. Den with fireplace
overlooks 16x40 inground swimming pool. Office off den. Deck
off master bedroom. Cen. h/a, double car garage. A must see.
2106 Cypress Ave. 135'x120' ft. 4BR/3 BA, large eat-in kitchen,
dining room, living room w/fireplace. Play room in 2nd floor.
In ground pool and hot tub, almost new. 2 car garage.
Amenities too numerous to list, all for only, $182,500. Call
Marlene at 648-5146.
214 7th St. Totally renovated in' 99LJ bedroom, 2 bath well
built colder home o'n l BU lfrigerator, stove, dis-
posal, v. r'.lOa. treatmei ie i i. 10'xli' dog kennel
with c:nrcrete flocor $85,0(,
1801 Garrison Ate. Ver,' nice 3 bd ba. concrete block home
v. ith aluminum siding appro,. 2500 SF A new addition ot mai-.
ter B e. DECS ON TRACs reen
pur .rde r gas
hot water heater. Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot
75'x150'. Must see to appreciate. $92;99 Reduced to $88,000.
Mexico.Beach Seafood Restaurant and lounge located on the
canal with 6 boat slips. Price includes the business, two' canal
front lots, the restaurant, all furnishings and inventory. Call for
particulars. $6%,000 Reduced to $550,000.
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only. Established,
charming 1950's style soda shop operating from leased build-
ing centrally located with heavy traffic. Shop serves frozen
yogurt and soft ice cream and offers a line of gifts and sou-
venirs. Main equipment includes 2 Taylor model 754@ double
batch freezers, 1 Taylormate model 152@ single batch freezer,
new Flavorbest@ syrup dispenser for 8 additional flavors, 1g.
topping bar, refrigeration and freezer storage, and q 400# ice
machine. Call for more info. $53,500.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots,
gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good investment poten-
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal 4 lots,
bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft.
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan mobile home on
cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved road, all utilities, well, sep-
tic, satellite dish. Perfect for your country living, yet within 10
minutes to two towns. Priced to sell at $9,Q@00, Reduced to
c ane a IJblm l~gqnUrut rniry tor
secluded estate or multiple home sites; great view, and water
access to the bay, only $105,000.
Gulf S dl eared,
$25,000 ,E-d 8,NTRACT ,l
Nexico Beach, vacant lot, beachside100S. 38th St. 1/2block
10 beach! Water lap, 75'x90' lot. Lot 12, BIk 6, Unit 5, $85,900.
r .'- -- BEACON HTLL ,
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in an
exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restrictions, just olt
of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be available.
S 35,000 .. .
ST. JOE BEACH
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98 by
440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on Americus
Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commercial zoning. Gieat
potential! Growing area! $600,000.
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool'
and tennis courts "
Gulf Aire Sub. Phase II.. r Gulfaire Drive -
72.6.'x261.02'x150'x146.73'. Lot 26, Bik D. Sellers are highly
motivated and will entertain all offers. $26,000.
, Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape, iear
p' Iooland tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
SSEASHORES SUBDIVISION .
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each. ,,
OVERSTREET AREA .
Overstreet area: Build yor 'J e this large parcel of land
on Wetappo Creek. Appt t J6 canal. Take Canal St. to
Chapel Lane. Reduced to-6;0BG -
Wetappo Creek Estates. Beautiful wooded lot on paved road
in area restricted to homes only. Creek access and just 10 mins.
from the beach, lot size 110 x 200. $6,000.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd., Two
adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way from Hwy. 71
to your future driveway and boat shed. Nicely wooded with
myrtle and some oaks, covered culvert access already in place
and these are high lots. $8,000 each. Have a one acre fishing
and hunting retreat or develop one and sell one.
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot 3 -
West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x 252.63'
deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct access to the
Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located in the
C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or mobile
homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your dreams in
this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just 20 min. from
the beach. $10,000.
Prepare for the Mosquito Season
* ~ *...~**.'DD ...
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 ar #0348031 8tc 3/11
AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE. at
7- p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyers Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743
'95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8. 4wd. loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after 8 p.m. tfc 4/8
Citizens Federal Savings Bank, 401
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Fl 32456 (850) 227-1416, will be.
accepting bids from April 29, 1999
through May 10. 1999 on the following:
1995 Pontiac Sunfire, auto, a/c.
Citizens Federal: Savings Bank of Port
St; joe reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. ltc 4/29
GMC dump truck, will run, $300. Call
648-5229. Itc 4/29
1997 Yamaha wave runner. Raider 700.
with cover, and 2 life jackets. excellent
condition, $4,500 227- 1280. after 6:00
p.m. ltc 4/29
27' Hunter sailboat, 1979 model, good
diesel inboard engine, sails; $7,,00 obo.
229-63.3 evenrungs. 2tp 4/22
1995 85 hp Suzuki outboard, like new.
Call 229-8424. 3tp 4/15
a v' .. u:- w+ Oi 'sBmm -, ,,i .1
2 bedroom apart nint. 141/2 ba., living
room and dining room. beautiful view of
gulf in Gulfaire Rent $545 a month
w/S400 deposit. ,647-3742. 2tc 4/22
Two bedroom trailer in Highland View,
partially furnished. Call 227-1260.
South Main St. apartments. Hwy. 71,.
W\wahitchka. FL. 900 sq. ft.. two story,
I 1/2 bath. 2 BR. washer, dryer.
kitchen appliances, no utilities. 8400
per month. For more Infto call 639-5907
or 639-5102. 4tc 4/22
Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
S night: ,47-3882 ...
-: Ask abo: 0our special
St. Joe Beach "
Safe 'N Dry Storage
212 Third St., PSI, FL
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
Available Sooni One
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
,32456 (850) 227-7451
SCentral heat and air
S *Wall to wall carpeting
& Laundry facilities
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
SSt. Joe Beach
Marvin Avenue, Port St. Joe. Small 3
bdrm., 1 ba. house,large fenced yard,
carport, prefer-single person or couple,
$500 per month, $400 deposit.
Available June 1st or before. Call day-
time, 647-2570, evenings, .227-9657.
Rent or Long Term Lease: on Intra-
coastal Waterway in Overstreet.
Waterfront home, 4 BR, no pets inside,
deposit and references required. $750
month. Available 3rd week in May. Call
334-677-6086. If not in office, leave
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 4/1
Mexico Beach mobile, home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. ,tfc 4/29
2 and 3 bedroom apartments and town-
houses in Port St. Joe. Very nice, W/D
hookups. $500-$595/month. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
One bedroom furnished apartment, all
utilities included. 229-2727. tfe 4/15
2 bedroom. I bath small country home.
Call 763-3139 Wetappo Creek area.
Mexico Beach mobile home lot. 875
month. 648-4896. tfc 4/1
Roomy site for your small business. .
Hwy. 98. Mexico Beach. 8350 plus tax.
Available May 1st. Call 647-3716 after -
5:00. ; 4tc4/15
For Rent: quaint building, clean, :small.
easy to decorate, deal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates. -
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
S1776. '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. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW,
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc4/I
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. S375 per month. $150 security
deposit. Call 647-5194. tfe 4/15
For rent in Gulfaire Subd. Almost new 3
bedroom, 2 bath home. 1600 sq. ft.
washer/dryer. Jacuzzi. S 1.000 per
month plus utilities. Available 2/15/99.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, 648-
5777. tlc 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
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Office space for rent .adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Now Renting Spacious
3 bedroom apartment
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts..
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St, Joe; FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
@ Laundry facilities
t Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 L,
S 2 2 tfc417
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
S Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tfc
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7,p.m. tfc 4/1
Garage Sale: Saturday, May Ist. 8:00 -
12:00, 2007 Marnin Ave. Children's
clothes, toys, Beanie babies, and lots of
Yard Sale: May 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2430
Long Ave., PSJ. Across frdm the high
school track. Plenty of parking, rain
cancels. ', tp
We've finished unpacking! Garage Sale
- Collectibles. Doll Collection,
Household goods. display case, furni-
ture, computer components. May 1, 8
am to 2 pm at 511 7th St., Port St. Joe.,
227-9440. itc 4/29
Mult-farrily yard' sale, Saturday, 8-12,
355 Redfish St., H.V. Clothes, crafts,
toys, lots of misc. I ltc 4/29
Patio/Yard Sale: 121 1st St., Mexico:
Beach. Friday, Saturday, 8-4. Micro-
wave, new bbq grill, fax, bike f/2, dish-
es.jItems too numerous to mention.
Yard Sale: 8 a.m. 2 p.m., Saturday.
May 1. Old computer & primer, 13" TV,
patjo door blinds, glassware, and trea-
sures galorel 218 Ponce deLeon, St. Joe'
Yard Sale: 3 families, May 1st, 8:00 -
12:60. 611 Marvin Ave. A little of every-
thing! ltc 4/29
Porch Sale:, 119 Westcott Circle. May 1.
8-1. Crafts, sheets, clothes, books &
bike. I tc 4/29
Say w Saw et '? 76e Seta!
Jeff Wood 227-1559
No job too big, or too small"
Free Eslimates Insured
Catering & Cakes
For All .Occasions
,Wedding, Anniversary, Reunions,
Receptions and Dinners '
Call 229-6154 & lea.e message.
* Termite Treatments *' Restaurant Motel,
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control NewTreatment/'
* Real Estate' (WDO) Reports; Construction Sites
I,.PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Ser, rna Gulf Co, & Surrounding Area
Yard Sale: Saturday. -8 till,' 1107
Garrison Ave. Love seat, $50; entertain-
ment center $40, 'chair $25; bunk bel;,
$80p children's clothes c toys; adult
men and women's clothes, Iouseware,
1988 Cavalier $1,000. Much more. 227-
Yard Sale: 512 Gulfaire Dr., Gulfaire.
Sat. 'May 1. 9 artm. until indefinite.
Exercise equipment, lamps, vacuums,
fishing equip., household items. etc.
Gigantic neighborhb6d yard sale.
Something for everyone, Saturday, May
1st, 8-1, Barbara DriVe,' Ward Ridge:; '.,'
Responsible. dependable, safety orient-
ed youth (MUST BE AT LEAST 16
YEARS OLD) needed to perform lawn,.
care duties to include moving. edging.
and weeding. This position is part-time
(approx. '16 hours) anid i- at the St.
Joseph Peninsula State' Park1,
Applicants must complete a Florida'
employment application ayailpale ,at St.
-Joseph Pefninsula State Park or Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce and
submit to the -Entrance Station" of the'
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. For
more Infor'matlon call 227-1327. '
GULF PINES MEDICAL CLINIC has,an:,
immediate, full time posiLion available
for an experienced LPN. Know ledge of
Veripuncture preferred. No phone calls.
Please apply at: 102 20th St., Port St.
Joe, FL. ltc 4/29.
Gulf Collaborative Partnership
Project Assistant. The Gulf County
School Board is receiving applications
for Gulf Collaborative Partnership
Project Assistant. Persons having appli-
cations 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. Deborah
Crosby, Coordinator, 150 Middle School
Road, PSJ, FL '32456. Salary will be
determined by approved salary sched-
ule. Application deadline is- May 7,'
'1999; 12:00 Noon E.T. The Gulf'
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 4/29
JOB NOTICE The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will accept
applications .for two' (2) temporary
Mosquito Spray Truck Drivers. Position
will be approx. six (6) months or less,
and the: salary, is $6.00 per hour'(40,
hours or6 less per 'week). All applicants
must hase a valid Florida drivers
Applications rima: be picked up and sub-
mitted at the' Gull County Mosquito
Control -Dept., 1001 10th St., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (S50) 227-1401,; betweefi
the hours of 7:30 a m. arid 4.00 p m..
Monday through Friday. The deadline
for submitting applications vsill be May
Gulf. County enforces a Drug-Free'
Workplace '.Policy and is an Equal'
Opportunity / ",' Affirmative Action
TOMMY KNOX, Chairman' '
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk 2tc 4/29
Laborer needed for, local -stucco com-
pany.- Call Tim at 229-8588 or 227-
5424. '- tfc 4/29
Mechanic needed: must have 3 years
experience ,,in- ;,diesel,, engines and :
hydraulic systems. Must have own tools
and prefer CDL. Paid holidays. IRA. and
insurance. Call 850-785-7099.
S50,000 + /Yr
Crimne Does Pay! '
*Pre set appointments, ,
*6 figure potential.
,Health, Life, Dent4l, 41K .
ADT's fastest.growsig authorized dealer
looking for professional individuals to
train In our exciting career opportun-
ity. No experience necessary
C. W. Roberts Contracting. Inc. Now
hiring experienced heavy equipment
operators, truck drivers, and laborers.
Competitive pay, good benefits. Apply at
Hwy. 20 East, Hosford, FL. Drug Free.
EOE. '' 2tc 4/22
Full time cashier, cabin cleaner and
maintenance person. Call 229-8775 or
come by Cape Trading Post. tfc 4/22
I T ADE an SE VIC S-
Specializing in Reroofs *
S Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Pnce"
Painting. Interior/Exterior D.ck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
S FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051 ':s
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
S 706 First Street
S MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
SOn 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..
^ Office: 850-229-6018
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 4/1
'Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
P St. Joe
CI 4 s La wi
FULL LAWN SERVICE
.VACUUM YARD MACHINES
TRIMMING ,.; ,.', :
S/ wil work for yo.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
,, Beach,-i Port St. Joe and ,
... '. 'W ewahitchka '
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka is
accepting applications for the position
of Church Secretary. This is a 24 hour
per week position. To make inquiries,
please call 639-2789 between 8 a.m. 3
p.m. CST, Mon. Thurs. 2tc 4/22
Cottage cleaners. Transportation, expe-
rience, Saturdays a must. Apply
between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. 850-
229-2683. 4tc 4/15
Helper trainer position available. Garry
Gaddis Air Conditioning. 648-5474.
Taking applications for dishwasher,
wait staff at Linda's"Restaurant, 203 E.
4th St., Port St. Joe. Apply in person.
Ask for Charlie tfc 4/1'
Gulf Sands Restaurant. Cook & wait-
ress, help needed. Apply in person only,
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Open at 3:00
t .., fc 4/1
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
Need licensed salesperson. experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty. 227- 1501.
HEILIG-MEYERS FURNITURE CO.
The nation's largest retail furniture compa-
ny is now seeking employees for its loca-
tion at Port St. Joe, FL. We wil be hiring
employees for the following positions:
Company benefits include:
1. paid vacation
2. major med.cal/hospitahlzation insur-,
3 dertalinsurance ;
A life insurance
5. employee purchase discount program
6. profit share & retirement plan
7. paid sick leave
The individual to join our staff must be:
1. career .minded
2. able to work well with others
3. willing to work evenings and weekends
4. self motivated
Apply in person during business hours at
209-21 I Reid Ave., PSJ An equal
opportunity employer No phone calls
Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
L LICENSED& INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-o219 or
S fc 4/1
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-158.9
Fine c ar entry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
S. ,' Insured License #RR0067190 ,
- K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED V//RRANT'y *FREE ESTIIm~MES REPAIRS ON ALL.BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 F FLUCENSE ER0010992, RAl154218)
THE CABINET SHOPPE
-JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752
' PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs!
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
Mize Pluming, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
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Paner ight Thr Star Pnrt St. Jnoe FL a Thursday. April 29. 1q99
Part time office poslUon In the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Nqeds to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situaUtons and enjoy working
with the public. Please mall or fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, P. 0. Box 123. Mexico Beach. FL
32410, fax #f 850-648-5779. E-mail
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY COOKS,
DISHWASHERS, KITCHEN HELP AND
WAITING STAFF. Apply In person or
phone: DUNES BEACH RESTAURANT,
3625 Cape San Bias Road. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. 850-227-3655 or 850-227-
1819. tfc 4/22
Kitchen help needed. Also cashier/host-
ess. Apply between 9 a.m. and II a.m.
in person at the Fish House Restaurant.
Mexico Beach. tic 4/1
Experienced diesel mechanic
needed. Heavy equipment
repair experience required.
Provide own tools. Top pay,
excellent benefits. Apply in
person. Eastern Shipbuilding,
134 S. East Avenue,
Panama City, FL
Recept Ionist/Reservat ion ist.
Property management office, requires
customer Interface,' good telephone
skills, and computer literate. Full time
positions w/benefits. Openings at
Simmons Bayou and Mexico BeachL
Fantasy Properties. Inc. Call 227-2511
or 648-5146. tfc 4/1
Real estate salespersons wanted for
growing St. Joe Bay Office. Must be
Florida licensed and be familiar wit' the
south Gulf Co. area. Floor days avall-
able, member of MLS. Fantasy
ProperUties. 227-2511, 648-5146.
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 Debble for more Information. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens Is an equal
opportunity employer. Deadline for
applications will be April 23. 1999.
et. 227- 1279 ca ace 1/w V C ec tdd
$Saw ? CtI ?4A' ,44 748 ?doSrai
Acoholics Anonymous. Surfslde
Serenity Group, meets Mon.. Thurs..
Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CST at the Ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
Brings your new life. Do away with
mold & mildew to driveways, side-
walks, siding, brick awnings, painted
wood. Call day or night, 648-2156.
i HURRICANE STORM
SHUTTERS and SCREEN
JAi'S TREE SERVICE
S 17 years experience in
Removal, Trimming, Etc.
Free Estimates Low Rates
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Brady's Lawn & Handyman Service.
All types of repairs.' Free estimate,
work guaranteed. Call anytime. 229-
6265. owner/operator Gene Brady.
References available. 2tp 4/22
I. P. Cleaning Services
No Job Too Big or Small
For FREE Estimates' *227-3623
Homes, Offices, Mobile Homes
Catherine L. Collier
a n1 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. JOe
AVon (C850) 229"460
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Feacing ad Cecnte wli r1
I-- - -
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 Michael C. Hamm'
850-229-8664 Port St. Joe, FL Minor Carpentry Repairs '
SPHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
ic4 i Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
24 HOUR TOWING SERVICE
3 & A Auto & Towing9
S 647-3031 >
USED TIRES STARTING AT $20.00 O
MO, MOUNTED & BALANCED. N
NEW TIRES AVAILABLE M
l WE BUY WRECKED or JUNK CARS
I_, __ i m U m ,, I
)U I 4
.STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
_0 CARPETC LEAN ING m
Lu -Odor Cont4roo6l A 24Hr llblerDam'age"' z
227-5008 or. 229-9663
-STEA M, CLEANING STEAM CLEANNG
Walt Disnev & Ehis collector plates. WT
rod iron da, bed. Call 229-2624.
Black prom dress. size 17/18. 830.
Window air cond.. S100; heat pump
S500; Kenmore dish washer. S50. Call
639-2344. 1 te 4/29
I pair aluminum loading ramps, good
for loading 4-wheeler or, lawn mower.
paid S120: will sell for S75. 647-3334,
used 3 Urnes. Itp
King size uaterbed %kith mirrored head-
board. waveless mattress, complete,
8175. Call 227-3397 eenings.2te 4/29
Dirt bike 1996 Honda XR9200R. Garage
kept. never raced. excellent cond..
S2.300. 229-8806. ltp
Cabinet style seiving machine by
Kenmore. S100 obo. 229-2049. Ite
8x.40' mobile home. good for storage
shed. S400 obo. 648-5229. 1 te 4/29
Steel buildings. new. must sell.
40x6Oxl4 was S17.430 now $10,871:
5Oxl2Oxl6 was S33.560 now $23.865:
60x 156 Ox 16 was S48.630 now S32,350;
100x 175x2O was S98,650 now $78.650.
1-800-406-5126. 1 tp 4/29
Steel buildings -' drasile price reduc-
Lions on overstocked inventory. All sizes
available. Free dellverv. No reasonable
offer refused. Financing available. I-
800-527-4044. 2tp 4/29
Camper, 1983 Eldorado largest slide-in.
baLh facillUes. new a/c & fildge, %vater
heater, S1.200 obo. 639-4657.
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
Diesel Kubota tractor with blade, 5 ft.
bush hog and back bucket. Call Bill
Carr, 229-6961. tfc 4/8
FIREWOOD, sio truckload, vou
cut, you haull S65 we cut, we haul. CaU
639'-4582 or 814-0905. Lfe 4/1
Rings, Necklaces, 'Knives, Radio/
Stores, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Tirade. PAYM
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
AVON serving Trndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfe 4/1
Oldest dealer in Florida. We offer in-
house financing and lots of home to
choose fromi Call Michaelll 1-800-239-
4671. 2tc 4/22
1994 14*x8O'. 2/2- 19 ft. living area,
built-in entertainment w/custom oak
cabinets, berber carpeting & ceiling
fans. throughout. d/w. fridge w/icemak-
6r., rinyl w/shingled roof, double paned
windows, Zone 3 qualified, will pay 1/2
moving cost. 8 19,500. 639 4657. -
[ntereSL rates as low as 6.90b. MonLblv
payments as low as S1501 Stop walang
and call Michaell 1-800-239-4671.
12'x7O* mobile home, ready to move,
81,000. 648-5229. 1 te 4/29
S.H.I.P. qualified home buyersl lif you
have your SHIP paper In hand please
check v6ith us before making your deci-
sion on a new home purchase. We can
save you S1000.00 of dollars. We pur-
chase land and do all improvements
and do you pick the floor plan of your
choice. Over 15 plans to choose from.
Many in stock at SLI's. Trade %viLh a
name you can trust. 1-800-239-4671,
Larry. 2tc 4/22
Time for the year 2000 models. Blowing
out the 99's. Single wides and double
wides on d1spla Y. No reasonable offer
refusedl Call Sd*s Mobile Homes, 1-800-
239-4671. 2tc 4/22
1989 14x7O mobile home. 3 bdrm.. 2
bath. new carpet. siding & shingjes.
810,900. 648-8914. Life 4/1
PET SITTER -1 %,6111 care for your pets
while vou're awaN, In the comfort Of LbeIr
own ome. Will 'make as manv %1sits as
vou need. Have references. Don, 647-
3651. 4tc 4/29
KITTENS. Beautiful. loving. box
trained. Dewormed. Ready to go in 2
weeks. Donations vmll go to local
humane socIeLv- 647-3651. 4tc 4/29
AKC golden retriever puppies. med. to
dark color. 70 to too lbs. when gro-wri.
verv smart, very lo%,ing, great with kids.
ready to sell 4-28-99. S250. 648-5435.
For Sale by Ovmer: Available trnmedl-
ately. 4 bedrooms. 2 baths. 2400 sf.
New furnace and A/C. Ceramic tile in
living room and kitchen. Near park and
ball fields. 879.900. Lease/opLion possi-
ble. Appraised at 884.000. Call 1-850-
577-9321 (Taflahassee). 7tp 4/29
2 storv house w/wTap around porch.
313R/ZBA. recreauon rm. w/ftreplace
located at 3018 Garrison Ave. in Ward
Ridge. For more Information call
Papermakers FCU S50-227-1156, ask
for Debbie or Tamara. 4tc 4/29
Howard Creek Landing, a popular fish-
ing and hunting reLreat,' approx.' 2
acres. For more Information call
Papermakers FCU 850-227-1156, ask
for Debbie or Tamara. 4tc 4/29
Brick home located on E. 2nd St..
Wewahitchka. 3BR/2BA, IhIng
rm/farriflv rm w/fIreplace and carport.
For more information call Papermakefs
FCU 850-227-1156, ask for Debble'dr
Tamara. 4tc 4/9
House located on 275 Avenue M in
Apalachicola.. For more information call
Papermakers FCU 850-227-1156, ask
for Debbie or Tamara. 4tc 4/29
2 lots Dead Lakes/Chipola River. 10
miles north of Werahitchka. Call 227-
9440, If no answer, leate message.
3 bedroom. I batfi house and 39*
trawler for sale in Apalachicola. Can be
sold separate. 982.500. 653-3763... -
3 bedroom, I ba. hoine located 106
Redfish St., FUghland Vie%,.,. New septic
tank, vinyl siding. excel. view of bay -
S28,500. 229-6961/227-2077. Lfc 4/15
House for sale: 2 bedroom. I bath. In
city limits, fenced In back yard, rilice
neighborhood. 845,000 negotiable. 229'
2769. Lfc 4/ 1
For Sale by Chvner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdn-n., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x]6 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment ordy. 229-641 1 Lfc 4/1
Mostly furnished 3BR/2B home, Ig.
screened back porch, 12x24 storage
shed, cen. a/h. new carpet, like new
furn Iture/appi lances. By appt. onh.
229-2576. 1 Lfc 4/1
A nice 3 bdrm., 20 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75xl5O 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 vailer.
s&een porch, utility room. shady lot.
some'ftnancing, $24,500. 639-5926.
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot In
restricted subdiv-1sion. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon HUI,
$35.000.'Call Prker Realty of Me2deo
Beach, Inc. for further Info. 850-648-.
5777. Lfc 4/'
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Repair a Touchup or Complete
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477 Ponderosa Pines Drie
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner. Cbris Acree
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-65 years experience
New & Used Equipment Sales
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in closet in master bedroom, tin roof, vinyl siding, decks on front and
back, large lotwith deeded beach access. Being offeredat $169,000.
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