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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 3, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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All-State Baseball Players
Chosen
Selections on Page 7A
Mexico Beach Sailboat
Races
Results? Page 8A

Beware of Flying Bricks
Why? See Page 3A'
H.V. Hurricanes Celebrate
With Alumni Page 3B
Gulf County NJROTC
Students Honored at


Banquet


Story on Page 1B


Faith Christian
Graduation Ceremonies
Page 5B
Law Enforcement Reports
City, County on Page 6A


Annex



Opens

Corrections officials were
shooting to begin opening the new
1,244 bed annex to Gulf
Correctional Institution (GCI) by
the end of May. Assistant GCI
Warden Jerry Cummings
announc-ed-Prtday--that-the first
75 inmates arrived at the complex
on May 27th. beginning Phase 1
of the annex opening.
^ Cumnmings. Warden Henry.
Alford. and Eugene Morris,
Florida Department of Correc-
tions Information Services
Administrator, hosted a ,media
day last Friday, allowing those
present an opportunity to see
"first hand" what the "inside" real-
ly looks like.
The 1,244 bed annex addition
has the potential to roughly dou-
ble the inmate capacity of GCI. If
fully occupied, the total facility
could house approximately 2,500
inmates and employ around 600
corrections officers, administra-
tors, and office, personnel.
One of the major Gulf County
economic recovery efforts by state
officials. Department of Correc-
tions administrators, and even
Florida Governor Jeb Bush has
been to expedite the opening of
GCI's annex complex.
The first phase of that open-
ing process is now underwvay. A
total of 142 corrections officers
are expected to be hired during
this first phase. Cummings esti-
mated that approximately 82 of
those workers are laid off mill
workers, that have just completed
(See GCI OPENING on Page 3A)

VFW Memorial
SDay Ceremony
The John C. Gainous.. VFW
Post # 10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
held the Memorial Day services in
front of the City Hall in Port St.
Joe on Monday, May 31st.
Speaker of the day and coor-
dinator was Dave Kelly (Post
Quartermaster). Chaplain Ken-
nedy gave the prayer, Wanda
Walker (Ladies Auxiliary) sang the
National Anthem, and Dick
Walker placed the wreath at the
monument. The NJROTC of Port
St. Joe High School Honor Guard
consisted of Brittany Reeves, Tyler
Lane, T.J. Hightower and Barbara
Vaught. Also holding the
American flag, POW/MIA flag, and
the Post flag were Post
Commander H. Shannon
Phinazee, Corey Butler (NJROTC)
and Gary Howze (NJROTC
instructor). At the end of the ser-
vice, Nick Comforter (PSJ High
School band member) played
taps.
After the service, back at the
Post home, the John C. Gainous
(See MEMORIAL on Page 3A)


$1.5 Million For Gulf County Vetoed


Gulf County received word Tuesday that Florida
Governor Jeb Bush had vetoed just over $1.5 million in
loan assistance to Gulf County.
The funds were intended to supplement Gulf County's
1998-99 budget due to loss of revenue totaling approxi-
mately 29% from Florida Coast Paper Company's failure to
pay its personal property taxes.
Commissioner Warren Yeager was especially disap-
pointed about the news. He spent approximately one and
one-half weeks in Tallahassee several weeks ago fighting
for the Gulf County assistance funding measures.
He noted that the governor and his staff have spoken


out in support of the;relief program and he was confused
about the, veto.
"Gull County lost 29% of its ad valorem tax revenues,
this measure wasn't a turkey-we're in dire straits," Yeager
said.
Rep. .Bev Kilmer was actively working on the issue
Tuesday. Her assistant, Joyce Waters, said that they are in
hopes that a resolution can be worked out to save funding
for the county.
A SI1.9 million education bill aimed at assisting the


Gulf County School Board in the same fashion has made
its way through without any opposition.
Rep. Kilmer and the governor's aides are currently
looking into the possibility of saving the funding for Gulf
County.
County Commission Chairman Tommy Knox' said
Tuesday that a freeze on spending, and an evaluation of
available remaining funds by the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, would certainly be addressed.
He also stated that several state agencies. Rep. Kilmer,
and the governor's office were working together to try and
help work out the problem.


Answer Coming 1 30 Days On FCPC Future


Announcement
Made by Pate
at Ceremony
A sense of direction may final-
ly be close at hand for over 550
laid-off Florida Coast, Paper
Company workers.
Port St. Joe's newly inducted
mayor. Frank Pate, publicly
announced that an answer on the
mill's future should be made
within the, next 30 days (by the
first of July).
After the board meeting,
Florida Coast Paper Company
Manager Ferrel Allen confirmed
Pate's statement. He stated that it
appears all the parties involved
have approximately 30 days to
finalize and agree what plans and
direction the mill will take in the
future.-:,
Last Friday, May 28th, the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court held a
creditors meeting in Delaware as
part of the Florida Coast Paper
Company Chapter 11 bankruptcy
proceeding. Chapter 1 1 does have
to do with reorganizational bank-
, ruptcy, but the mill's owners,
-(Sm-rflt-Storne-ContaliineCorpor-
ation and Box USA) must submit
acceptable plans for that reorga-
nizational process, or decide to go
into full bankruptcy.
Allen gave no direction as to
what company officials intend on
proposing. It is no secret that
union representatives, city and
county officials, the bondholders,
and other involved parties have
been meeting and discussing
some of the parameters for
restructuring the mill's opera-
tions to become a competitive
operation In today's marketplace.
During Tuesday's regular
board meeting, it was pointed out
that wastewater treatment and ad
valorem taxes have been two 9f
the major issues company offi-
cials have tried to tackle with Port
St. Joe and Gull County.
Port St. Joe has reduced
wastewater treatment plant oper-
ational costs drastically since the
two parties began negotiating.
And, in fact, Mayor Pate appoint-
ed himself to be in charge of the
city's giant plant during the meet-
ing.
Ad valorem tax relief is still a
big .question. Port St. Joe city
commissioners passed an ad val-
orem tax incentives measure dur-


(See MILL on Page 3A)


-Local residents congratulat-ed& ayor Frank Pate, and' Commissioners Jorge San Pedro and Damon McNair after6Tjuesday's meeting.-



T 0wo Coimissioners, Mayor Receive Oath of Office
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis *Extend the city limits, oral/commission office in City times won't last. but tough people
led newly-elected Mayor Frank *Hold spending to a mini- Hall with hours set at 9:30 to will," Mayor Pate said. as he urged
Pate and Commissioner Jorge mum--unless it's important in 12:00 and 2:30 to 5:00, most both the community and commis-
San Pedro, along with incumbent generating more jobs or revenue, days. sioners to work together for the
Commissioner Damon McNair, in *Establish a part-time may- "We need to remember tough (See OATH on Page 3A)
the rerndngf f thpir noath nf nffrice ,


during induction ceremonies
Tuesday evening.
Mayor Pate is returning to the
mayor's post alter previously
serving 28 years at that post. He
returned unopposed when former
mayor Johnny Linton announced
he would not be seeking a second
term.
Commissioner San Pedro
defeated Charles Tharpe in a
closely contested race to become
the city's first foreign-born Cuban
commissioner.
Commissioner Damon McNair
returned for his second term of
office unopposed for the commis-
sion post.
During a "state of the city"
address to those present at the
board meeting, Pate addressed
several challenges for the board-
*Maintain current industry
and develop new ones.


Members of the John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 conduct-
ed Memorial Day services Monday at the Port St. Joe City Hall.


"AWT" Coming to Mexico Beach


Doing Away With
The Need for
Septic Tanks
Living in Mexico Beach has
always been congruent with that
attractive septic mound in resi-
dents' backyards. A wastewater
treatment plan, approved by the
city council on May 26, is sched-
uled to do away with the need for
septic tanks and bring in a, new
advanced system of wastewater
management.
Mexico Beach has given the
"ok" to use $5.5 million dollars to
build a wastewater treatment
plant infrastructure' within the
city.
The first phase of the project,
to take about seven months, will
include the construction of a col-
lection system, pipelines, lift sta-
tions to move waste, sewer taps
for every lot within the city, and
repaving/clean up costs after-
',wards. This is merely one part of a
multifaceted sewer project that
will tie together a regional sewer
collection system for Bay County.
Many communities in Bay
County have joined forces on a
project that is currently undergo-
ing at Tyndall Air Force Base,
which will invoke a new concept
called "advanced wastewater
treatment". This plant will join the
wastewater treatment of all Bay
County, including Mexico Beach.
The next part of Mexico
Beach's project will be to con-
struct transmission lines on the
government-owned property in
Tyndall from the treatment plant
to Mexico Beach.
The initial phase of the project
is paid for by a combination of
funds, grants, and low-interest
loans. Mexico Beach has acquired
additional loans to finance their
portion of the transmission phase
(See SEWER on Page 3A)


At the Mexico Beach Wastewater Collection System dedica-
tion, local officials participate in the ribbon cutting and ground
breaking. Pictured in the foreground, from left to right, are Rep.
Bev Kilmer, Philip Dover, Danny Garland, Mayor Garry Gaddis,
and Jim Baxley.


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E TWO

PAGE TVO


Hire "Experts"'

THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN after burning their fingers
about six months ago over hiring and paying a premium price for
an out-of-town firm to do its audits, the city commission has hired
an out-of-town firm to do such an elementary task as write grant
requests. It wasn't as if there was no one or no firm in Port St. Joe
who could write grants, to select from. The firm was selected by a
minority vote of the commission. The Star printed the vote in last
week's issue.
We have a number of local folk who can write grants and have
proven successful at it. We suppose these folk are not considered
since an expert, by definition,'is someone who lives 50 miles away
from home and carries a briefcase.
MORE SUCCESSFUL GRANTS have been written for Gulf
County by local folks than have been successfully written by so-,
called experts.
You see, the professional grants writers have disdained the_
task when it came to writing for Gulf County-or Port St. Joe in
particular-because the area had such a high earnings per capital
rate that we weren't eligible for most grants. They were turned
down. The experts were paid only if their requests were granted,
which discouraged them from writing grants for Port St. Joe or
Gulf County because there was no money in it. The only grant
writers we could get to attempt securing one were local folks.
In the school system, it was the teachers or the administrative
people. In the city it was the resident engineer, the city clerk, the
Chamber of Commerce executive, the police chief, etc. All were
successful much of the time, which would lead one to believe there
is no secret formula to writing grants.
THE ONES WHO DID IT FOR a living weren't interested in
trying when our points were so low as to guarantee no apprecia-
ble success. The shoe has shifted to the other foot. Success is
almost guaranteed when writing grants for this area, now, ,so
every grants writer from here to Jacksonville wants a piece of the-
pie.
We say the proper thing to have done was to give the respon-
sibility to those who have served us in the past--the home folks !
They cared enough about us in the past to do the extra digging
necessary to locate the grant source and go the extra mile to
accommodate the home folks. We think they deserve a chance at
the sure success, now that we are eligible.



No. 1 Beach

ONCE AGAIN OUR LOCAL BEACHES received top rating
throughout the nation as number three in rank among beaches as
America's best. They were subordinate only to two beaches in
Hawaii. That takes in a lot of territory!
The beaches on St. Joseph Peninsula State Park were judged
the best in the entire mainland United States. They have received
among the top rankings for several years. The beaches in question
were ranked number 10 in 1997, only to be bumped up the lad-
der in the two successive years... ... ..
This-isn't some' amateur rating system we're talking about
here. The rankings have been done by no other than "Dr. Beach",
otherwise known as Dr. Stephen P. Leatheirmann, the nation's
foremost beach expert and professor at Florida International
University.
SEVERAL FACTORS WERE TAKEN into consideration
when the selection was made. Among these are sand color and
texture, water temperature and amount of floating refuse found in
the area.. :
While the beaches on the Peninsula are judged the best ir the:
United States. the remainder of the beaches in Gulf County are no'
slouches, either. It makes us proud to have outr beaches consid-
ered the best of the" best; 'whether orF got we regularly visit the
beaches and take part in fthiat particular, form of recreation. The
fact that they are there and they are ours is comfort enough to sat-
isfy us.
And before those few complainers would sit down to dash off,
a letter to the editor about Gulf County's official consideration of
our beaches, let us say the county has a mechanical beach clean-
er to patrol and clean some 20+ miles of beaches. They are all
maintained on a timely basis, as well as the county tax base will
allow. They are not 'maintained by a crew of workers, working
around the clock ,' ,


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Sand I'd taught his mother The very
next one starts that special walk
t .and I'd taught both the mother
4 t l t 1


I attended a high school grad-
uation the other night and it's'
amazing what stampedes across
your mind as you celebrate with.
the honored youngsters. The first:
girl moved up the steps toward the.
much anticipated diploma, and I
realized I'd taught her father! A
second later a young man is shak-
ing hands with the superintendent


and the.athnerl
It's tough to sit there politely,
smiling and applauding. as you
age on the spot!
The first time I graduated from
high school. President Lyndon B.
Johnson was on t.v. explaining
how well we were doing with our
"police action" in Vietnam.
Gasoline down at the corner Lion,
station was a whopping lwent.y-'
eight cents a gallon. Girls were
wearing those awful cat-eyed'
glasses' Ad we wer. chasing',
them


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If someone had told me we'd
someday put a man on the moon,
I'd a'laughed. As a matter of fact.
the subject was brought up a time
or two and I did laugh. 'Course,
Prentice Doyle and Willie Brown
Matheny were thoroughly con-
vinced Buck Rodgers had already
been there ... and back!
As the proud graduates filed
across the stage, I pondered on the
difference of their world at eigh-
teen-and the one I knew so long
ago.,
If someone had told me in
1965 that I would one day allow a'
son of mine to pay eighty dollars
for a pair of tennis shoes just


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Gulf's Dry and Waiting for a Match-Use Caution!


apt. Friday afternopn,- a
forest "fire broke-"it' li-b4he
wooded area nestled
between the Pine Ridge
Apartments and Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
The blaze was in an area
adjacent to the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad tracks
which lie between Highway
71 and .Niles Road. Due to
the quick response of fire
fighting personnel from area
departments and the
Division of Forestry, the fire
was quickly contained.
Shown in the photo above, a
portion of the estimated 25
to 30 acres of forestland
destroyed is still smoldering
as, in the inset, a Division of
Forestry tractor operator
cuts a wide perimeter fire
break to prevent further
ignition and spread of the
blaze.
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Sing a Song of Sixpence, A Pocket Full of Rye!


WHEN WE MEET .each week
for the Rotary Club, we sing. Of
course, the Kiwanis Club does the
same thing; if you can call it
"singing", by a slight, stretch of
the Imagination. Both club's have
nearly been asked to change their
meeting place because of the
quality of their singing.
Both. clubs, have .their own.
personal song books with their,
own personal songs. A while back
both clubs met at Julie's for their
weekly get-together: where they
indulged in what they laughingly
call singing. It has been my privi-
lege 'to lead both clubs in that
endeavor for a number of years,
now.
I guess you could call me,
"Mr. Song Leader".
Both clubs sing a cappeila,
since they neither have a piano,
nor a member who can play a
piano. Oh, the Rotary Club used
to have Dr. San Pedro, but you
can hardly refer to what he does
on a piano as playing


Dr. San Pedro plays the piano
by ear and the way he remembers
a tune' isn't necessarily how it is
supposed to sound. Either that,
or the tune loses something when
it is translated from Cuban to
American. .

ONE OF THE songs the
Rotary Club likes to sing, is, "In
the Good Old Summer Time". Of
course, the time and place to sing
that song are sort of limited.
It's a summer song.
We stopped singing "In the
Good Old Summer. Time" .last"
October. We put it away for winter
and didn't bring it out again until


last Thursday., when we dusted
off our copies and sang it again.
':'-'.,We sing It with gusto.
Eve-rybody likes It.
SiWe had a bit of a controversy
over the song a few years ago,
when we first started singing 'it.
Back:' then. we had a few young
smart alecks i'n the club. It isn't
that way anymore, but not from
our choice. We'd welcome a few
young men in our club. I'm sure
the Kiwanis Club would too.
These few young smart alecks
began to question the songs we
sang. Particularly the, lyrics.

"WHAT'S A TOOTSIE woot-


sie," one of them, wondered out
loud one day. "
A good question: especially
since a -"tootsie wootsie" is .fea-
tured in the lyrics, plain as day.
That member is no longer,
with us, nor is he still young! This
particular person would probably
think better of asking what atoot-
sle wootsie Is, now, for fear of.
showing his age.
'Well, everything came to a
standstill 'at the, asking of that.
question, and some of the more'
lorig-in-tooth members attempted'
to answer the young whipper-
snapper's question.
I'm not absolutely sure it was
ever answered to his satisfaction,
but, after a few weeks'. he quit
asking what a tootsie wootsie
was. He came to the realization
that it was, the opinion of the
more advanced members in. age,,
that he ought to know what. a
tootsie wootsie was.

WE STILL HAVE relatively


young men in the club, but none "eat in" when they come to work
of them has asked for a definition at the hospital, has increased!
for fear of showing their igno-
rance or because they know the THE HOSPITAL management
answer already. lays claim to the tasty prepara-
Thursdayy .,announced that tion of the' food -as the 'reasofi
we would resume the singing of more of the staff is eating on the .
"In the:,,Good Old Summer Time" premises.
again for the season. There.was-: j e'li a w.. -.
.n't a single crack about. "What is ." feel itfis the twice a Week
,a, tootsle wootsle" Everyone" free".muislcal entert-inment they
accepted the song as just another are getting. They either like it, or
tune we weregoing to mangle and, they like to make fun of it. For .
turned to number 82. either reason, it's entertainmenti
,The singing wa. melodious. ,the likes of which they have not
Both clubs meet in the 'hospital exeri iced before.
cafeteria, now, and have ever I've not seen any of the staff
since Julie's was damaged by fire. breathlessly crowding the door
There wasn't a single patient got which stands between our two ,
up out of bed and left, consider- rooms, in order to get a better
ing our serenading as cruel and "seat" for the performance, but
unusual treatment for whatever neither have I witnessed any toss-
ailed them. ing of over-ripe fruit in our direc-
The kitchen staff 'didn't even tion, either. -
quit their jpbs, nor.did 'the hospl- They have a treat coming up
tal staff which eats in the riext next mohth. Just wait until you I
. room. As a.matter of fact,. I have hear both groups sing, "The Stari
noticed the numbers of those who Spangled Banner!"


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880


Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company'of Port-St. Joe, Inc.
.Second Class PF':,,ge Po.d .a, l .'.St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
W illiam H. Ramsey ..... . . .. Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey ...... .. Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


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Send Address Change to:
THE STAR
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278,
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'PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
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SUBSCRIPTIONS INVaRIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
thd publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
, amount received for such advertisement.


The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
: .word'is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the :printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


D a St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
S June 4 1:51 p.m. H 1.5
June,.5 12:32 a.m. L -0.1 2:26 p.m. H 1.4
June 6 1:02 a.m. L 0.0 2:57 p.m. H 1.2
Juie'7 '1:19 a.m. L 0.2 2:45 p.m. H 1.0
'/~~-^ Juhe 8 .1:11 a.m. L 0.4 10:14 a.m. H 0.9
-- 11:55 p.m. L 0.5
June 9 9:07 a.m. H 1.0 6:15 p.m. L 0.4
Juhe 10 8:57 a.m. H 1.3 6:42 p.m. L 0j1,


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* THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999




es by Kesley Colbert



dies
because they had a swoosh on the.
side I would have challenged
your good sense. Believe me. the
last thing I was thinking about."
marching down the aisle was "chil-
dren of my own".
I barely scraped by in English.:
I told Polly Rucker the last day I
walked out of her classroom, "Miss
Spolly, I ain't reading nothing else-;
for the rest of my life that has got:
Charles Dickens on the cover and I
ain't never writing another essay,
paper, story or report. My English
days are behind me!""
"Well," she grinned oVer her
glasses, '"I reckon you 'ain't' got;.`
to." Miss Spolly got the last word in,
again!
,I wouldn't take Charlotte
Melton to the graduation dance--
because Dad said I would have tol
use the truck. I wasn't going on a.
..date in a pick-up truck! How
embarrassing!
Time changes things.
You take this bottled water :
phenomena. If it had Just dawned"'
on me in 1965 that you could sell
water I could be retired!
Perfect strangers used to stop.
by the house on extra hot days ..
and we'd just give them all the
water they could drink, spill, tote.
or carry off. You talk about saps!
We could have printed Rocky
Mountain Crystal Clear on the
gourd and charged for every drop!
It was so hot in that auditori-'
um on graduation night, I could'
have paid' two years of college-'
tuition if I would'a just snuck in a
couple of G.I. Joe canteens.,
And man, I should have been
selling those rocks, notlbuying one
of the stupid things ...:, ,
The only star wars that I ever,
experienced was when I fell off a
hay wagon and landed head first
on the gravel pit up along Sugar'
Creek. Storm troopers were those
rednecks that hung out down at
the Polar Bar. The Ewouks lived
out past Jarrell Switch Bottom. A
long time ago in a galaxy far, far
away was where your grar.dpar-
ents were from. "' '
We were so protu, to trade that: -
old, out-dated radio in on a televi-
sion set. And every telephone call
was a conference call-whether
you wanted it to be or notl The idea
of folks driving around with
phones in their cars or clipped to,
their belts that was as foreign
as Jedi knights or banking outside
the building
When we graduated.. The
Beverly Hillbillies were not in
reruns. Cars, with the single,
exception of that pregnant roller
skate, were American made. Elvis
weighed, a hundred and seventy
pounds. '
Time changes things.
Don't you dare tell 'a soul, but:
I once wore a pair of bell bottom
pants., There are some things, that
you're, glad "had its day", anci ,
hopefully will be, heard from nq
more.-. See,. also double knits,,
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3),;
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'GCI Opening Continued from Page 1

correctional officer training cours- facility in Gulf County) has stated operational, inmate labor wil
es or will be finishing the course on numerous occasions that continue to be economically bene-
within the next several weeks. inmate work crews have saved the ficial in providing the facility with
c nintln million nof dollars- t-hrrouh oqinnrtservicesr.' whih wic i1


Deputy Sustains Minor Injuries

When Brick Flies Thru Windshield


Tuesday afternoon,
County Deputy Rita Piercy
trained minor injuries when a
er's cargo became airborne
entered her vehicle.
Plercy was positioned nc
Port St. Joe, near the AN Ra
tracks on Highway 71, wl
soutithbound vehicle,. pulli
trailer hauling bricks, bu
over the tracks.' Two b
bounced" off of the trailer
becoming a missile and pa
through the windshield on th
very's side.
Deputy Piercy was fort
enough to have seen the pro
coming, and moved her
when- it -entered her
Cherokee. A she lifted her
toshield her face, the brick g
her hand, fracturing it, then
ed out the rear window.
Piercy was taken via a
lance to Gulf Pines Hospital
she was treated for a minor
ture; scrapes, and bruises.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen
that efforts to locate the
vehicle have not been succe
He predicts that the driv
quesdon is probably a loca
son who was not aware' o
accident. ,
Me- eitheni further s


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leisure suits and flower power
Mini-wheats,: mini-skirts
mini-series were still on the
ing board in 1965. Microwave
when you raised your hand '
halfway up and then re;
Millicent Blackburn was Lr
other car. Microchips were I
only around baby calves.
Girls didn't phone boys fc
reason what-so-ever and
rings stuck in eyelids, tongue
belybuttons-well. I'm' not
to go there .
Another handsome young
bounded up on stage. I won
what his World would be like
decades hence. If knbw he 'd
have a clue opf.the change
adventure, the excitement
crazy things that lie ahead..
I silently said' a little p
and wished him well. I w
them all well..
And I tried to warn as ma
I could get:-to afterwards
buying anypet rpcks ... .
Respectfully,
S lKes. -


"Rita is extremely fortunate to
have recieved only minor injuries.
Were it not for her quick reaction,


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mped
bricks common cause of good for the
; one city.
missing In assigning commissioners
ie dri- to be over the various city depart-
ments, Mayor Pate asked
Commissioner David Horton to be
unate in charge of recreation, parks and
jectile cemeteries; Commissioner Jerry
head Barrines, water department and
Jeep streets; Commissioner Damon
hand McNair. city warehouse and solid
grazed waste;' Commissioner Jorge San
i exit- Pedro. police and fire depart-
ments and City Hall; and himself
bu- over the wastewater treatment
bere- plant,..
frac- Mayor Pate also recommend-
ed and received unanimous board
approval to name Commissioner
i says Damon McNair, mayor pro-tem.
other Commissioner San Pedro
-ssful. pointed out several firsts to the
er in board when hq "sp6ke. "I'm the
I per- first Catholic ... first foreign born
Af the American citizen .first Republi-
can to serve on the Port St. Joe
tates- City Commission." he said.
tae.. He encourages everyone .to
*,.; participate in the various func-
tions of the city, stating that was
the best way to make it beautiful
and a better place to live "Now
let's go to work for the people," he
,e 2) followed.
The other three commission-,
r. ers Welcomed the new members to,
and the board, pledging to work
draw-:- together for the city.
e was Appointed Committee
about
alized The board agreed to Mayor
i the Pate's recommendation to appoint
found Greg Johnson. George Duren,
Ralph Rish, Ralph Roberson. and
.. Charlotte Pierce to a committee'
r any aimed at restoring and preserving
d ear- the Centennial Building.
s and ,
going .
S Florida Crime Report
dered In, Lowest In 20 Years
three
doesn't Florida is experiencing its,
the lowest crime rate iri 20 years,
the according to the latest crime sta-
tistics released last week by the
raye Florida Department' of Law
rayer Enforcement. ,, '. -
ished
s "e :' ,-The :1998" Crime in Florida
Sas 'eport indicates a 6.4% decrease
\as u in the crime rate compared to
1997. The rate 'of violent crimes
(murder, forcible sex offenses,,
robbery, and aggravated assault)
also fell in 1998 by 9.2%


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ing the May election. Gulf County P
failed to pass a similar measure in V
the November general election, w
but county commissioners have S
decided to call a" special election t
in November for Gulf County to
reconsider the question. F
That is still no guarantee tax b
reduction would be allowed by the a
commission. It just allows them e
the option to consider the matter. tL
Prospective Buyers and Lawsuits a
As reported in last week's edi-
tion of The Star, U.S. CoAgress- E
man Allen Boyd Introduced a w
prospective buyer into the formu- P
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Congressman Boyd has visit- c
ed the site with the interested c
N

Mammograms '
T
are Lifesavers w
Medicare Helps Pay For Them in
Florida Medical Quality "a
Assurance Inc (FMQAI). the ft
Medicare Peer Review Organiza-
tion in Florida, in partnership
with the Health Care Financing
Administration (HCFA), is strong-
ly promoting Medicare's preven-
tive benefit of screening mammo-
grams to women Medicare beneri-
ciarles during the month of May-
the observance of Mother's Day.
This allows the "Mammo-
grams: Not Just Once, But For A
Lifetime" campaign an opportu-
nity to provide women beneficia-
ries with a gentle remiiider to
obtain a screening mammogram
annually. As of January 1l 1998.
Medicare covers screening mam-
mograms annually. '
FMQAI's efforts to increase ,
mammography screening rates
for Medicare women 65 and older
are continuous throughout the
year under the guidance of HCFA
Sand its partnership with the
National Cancer Institute (NCII.
The campaign's importance is dri-
.,,yen because the risk of developing
breast cancer Increases with older
age, according to the NC1.'
To order these materials free -
of charge, call Medicare at 1-800- .
MEDICARE or Florida Medical
Quality Assurance at 1-800-844-
0795.
Florida Medical Quality
Assurance Inc. (FMQAI) is the
Medicare Peer Review
Organization (PRO) for the U.S..,


Phase I of the manning and
staffing the annex will take place
luring the next several weeks. It
s expected that Phase I will fill
approximately one-half of the
nmate capacity of the annex
when finished.
No announcement has been
made as to when Phase 2 of the
annex manning will begin.
Cummings did point out that GCI
will be the largest correctional
nstltution in the state when the
otal complex is filled to capacity
nd fully staffed.
Another spin-off positive
effect for Gulf County-other than
he obvious influx of new jobs-Is
n- increase in' the number orf
available inmate work crews for
lulf County. Inmate ,crews have
flayed an important role for Gulf
County and ,the cities of Port St.
Joe and Wewahltchka since GCI
opened Its doors.
County Commissioner Billy
Traylor .(who carried the torch
during the decision-making
process to locate the corrections



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party, but County Commissioner
Warren Yeager told the board last
reek that he understood Smurfit-
Stone said it was not interested in
he sale.
Also pending is a lawsuit that
'lorida Coast Paper Company
bondholders reportedly have filed
against the two partnership own-
rs for failure to meet the condi-
ons spelled out in the bond
agreement.
Gulf County Tax Collector
;da Ruth Taylor has also filed tax
warrantss against Florida Coast
aper Company for failure to pay
personal property taxes owed to
ie various taxing agents in the
county. J
eed to Maintain Industry We Have
Mayor Pate told city commis-
loners during the board's
uesday meeting he thought it :
'as important for the board to
'ork toward maintaining the
idustry the city currently has,
nd develop new industry for its
future.


the services they have provided. include cooking, laundry, build


The annex cost just over
$22.5 million dollars to construct,
and is expected to have an opera-
tional budget of $18.5 million dol-
lars when filled to capacity.
Florida's Bureau of Labor
Market Information calculates
that through the "multiplier
effect", each dollar, paid in
salaries translates, into $2.03 for
the local economy. Using this for-
mula, the institution's $9.4 mil-
lion pay oll will generate' more
than $19 million for local busi-
nesses and individuals.
The state saw a great reduc-
tion of expenses incurred during
the erection of the facility due to
the utilization of the inmate labor
force. The experience in the con-
struction trade will also provide
those inmates with valuable skills
training that can be very useful to
them in obtaining jobs after their
release.
When. the annex becomes


Memorial
from Page 1
VFW Post #10069 donated a
check of $50 to the NJROTC 'to
thank them for all their assistance
with the services. Shown accept-
ing the check from Dave Kelly, in
the adjacent picture, are members
of the NJROTC of Port St. Joe
High School. T.J. Hightower and
Brittany Reeves..

Sewer
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of the plan.
Additionally. city officials are
In the process of coordinating the
installation of additional water-
lines being laid at the same time
as the sewer lines, as part of an
effort to begin purchasing water
from Bay County. .
Mexico Beach is now operat-
ing at its maximum pumping .
capacity. Figures relay that pur-
chasing water from Bay County
would be less costly than pump-
ing and treating it locally.


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ing maintenance, and grounds -.
keeping.
It is the institution's intent to
offer a full range of programs for
the inmates it will house, some do1
which will be academic and voca- .-
tional classes, .medical and psy-
chiatric services, and programs in
substance abuse prevention.


Ethel Peak Turns 90
Ethel Peak will celebrate
her 90th birthday on June
17th. Mrs. Peak, better known
as "Grandma Peak", was born
on June 17. 1909 in Ozark,
Alabama. She moved to
Highland View in March 1958,
where she has lived since
then.


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Gulf
sus-
Strail-
e and


Free Health Screenings for Men

,The Gulf County Health Department is once again, offering the
following FREE health screenings for men age 40 and over:


*PSA (blood test to detect prostate cancer)
*Cholesterol Colon Cancer Blood Pressure ,


June 9th, 23rd, and 30th at the Gulf County Health
p Department in Port St. Joe, June 8th and 15th at ther
Ambulance Building in Wewahitchka.

For appointments call: Port'St, Joe 227-1276 or Wewahltchka 639-2644
These screenings'are FREE because ofthe generous contributions of:
Ake's Septic Tanks Todd Land Development
; ;Tom Todd Realty Gulf Fabricating
Hambrick Construction Rosasco Realty
Newman's Construction

I These businesses urge others to participate in this life-saving endeavor,.









'P11STA R. PORT ST.J. Fl. THURSDAY, JUNE 3. 1999


Gulf District Schools Shows Large Increase In Writing
Since 1993, every year, students are proving their gro0
Florida fourth, eighth, and 10th ing capacity for creative think
graders pick up a pencil and give and abilities for expression.
Florida's teachers an inside look
.f --,- -.-. ". at how well tthey have learned the
*IL~i~~~ ~,. I.. '4Vtskills of writing.',_______


Korie Larissa Othic

Korie Turns 3!
Korie lOthic turned three on
May 31, but the celebration is yet
to come! There will be a party for
Korie at her home in Howard
Creek on June 6th.
Korie is the daughter of
Brendan -and.-Karen Othic, and
thegranddaughter of Roy and Pat
Lanier of White City, and'i G'ene
and Virginia Othic of Galax,
Virginia.


/ If Only More People
Were Like Mema
Although the fact she has left this Earth
Brings tears to all ti,i :i. lia,
If the purpose of lije is to spread happiness
She had done all she could possibly do.
She blessed this world for ninety-one years,
A n,I t ".;'. hi ,i h, ,ill *h,,, i :i, i,
7'1, t rnu.0 J I ,, l.Flh ,i a l'. t rI la-. .. I -1 .'l
it 0 19 PnC.-i 1,4'I .1r- "'a*\h,' i
It would take longer than Mema lived
To speak of half the good in her heart.
Because even though Menia was not perfection,
It wpas hard to tell then apart.
Each morning she made her famous biscuits,
You couldn't resist one if you tried.
But the main reason why they were so good
Was because you ate them by Mema's side.
In a family so tight and full of love
She brought us all together as one,
And created a bond between each one of us
That will not ever come undone.
Even as her memory faded
One thing would not leave her mind;
She could not forget how to be Mema
Which was loving, caring, and kind.
There are infinite theories about afterlife
But there is onefact that I know;
In order to find Mema when I leave this world,
I'll just look where the best people go.
So no more speaking of her in the past tense,
And shed no more tears- in her name.. ,
Because the memory ofL. Iu an'i
all I,i .lc di1 "
Still ".pri.i h,ir;,q n '~ u,,'t i *-,, ne.
In lorig f memory of
Meman Wilder:


Colt is Four!
Colt Walker McInnis, the son
of Gordon and Sherri McInnis,
celebrated his fourth birthday,
Sunday, May -2 with a "101
Dalmations" party at his home.
Colt, his friends, and cousin
Brent Walker, had a great time
jumping in Sparky's Jolly Jump.
J.The .party culminated with a'dal-
mation pinata.
Colt is the grandson of Joseph
and Faye Walker, and of Mary
Mclnnis, all of Port St. Joe.


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Lonely? Adopt
APet Today!
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society collects dozens of animals
throughout the year,. many of
which are not able to find a home.
A pet can make a wonderful addi-
tion to the family, or can be a gift
to someone who is lonely. It has
been clinically proven that pets
have healthful effects' on their
owners such, as reduced blood
pressure and' general feeling of
well-being. Invest min your health-
,adopt a pet.
The following animals are
only a mere'portion of the 62 dogs


Looking for Some Christian Fun This Summer? Check This Out .

Children' 5 Week June 7-13
.K .9eA.A5-I 4

*MONDAY 6-8 PM, BIBLE STORY & CRAFT
hear a Bible story & make craft to take home
*TUESDAY 6-8 PM, WATER SPORTS
Spring a towel, swimsuit (under clothes), change of clothes
,, *WEDNESDAY 7 PM, PUPPET NIGHT
'puppets present a Bible lesson
*THURSDAY 6-8 PM, GAME NIGHT
play board games, ping-pong, horseshoes, basketball, etc.
FRIDAY PUTT-PUTT IN PANAMA CITY
meet at church at 3pm, 4:30*eat at McDonald's in Parker, 6:30*
putt-putt at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf in Panama (9518 Front Beach Rd.),
9:00*home (*tentative times dutch treat)
*SATURDAY 6-8 PM, MOVIE NIGHT
enjoy popcorn and a Bible video
*SUNDAY 11 AM-SPECIAL CHILDREN'S SERVICE
children's handbell choir is scheduled to present a song
*Supper provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR TRANSPORTATION CALL 227-3116
SPONSORED BY FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 2420 LONG AVE.


William H. "Will" Ramsey, III

Will Celebrated

His First Birthday!
Will Ramsey celebratedij his
first, birthday on Friday, May 1st
with a big baseball party at his
church.
Will is the son of Bill and
Melissa Ramsey, and brother to,
older sister, MaKayla. He is the
grandson of Mavis Hirahara of
,Carson City, Nevada, John and
Rita Aguras of Salinas, California,
and Willie and Shirley Ramsey of
TPort St. Joe.
His great-grandparents are
Lena and Henry Butts, Frenchie
and Wesley Ramsey and Robert
Cantley, all of Gulf County.
Special thanks go to all those
who shared in Will's special event!


and puppies the Humane Society
has to offer: One tiny male terrier,
one male maJamute, one three-
month old weimeraner, one male
pitbull puppy, five mixed bulldog
puppies, one female bulldog, and
many chow and poodle mixed
puppies. Also, pictured is a female
airdale who is up for adoption.
For adoption information, call
Johnny Collins at 227-1115, or
call the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103.


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Porlside Trading Companm



Sale on Selected Items

Including Prints, Shelly Kyle,

C ndles, Several Home Decor Items
sale begins Friday, June 4 and continues through June 11

Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

328 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe *
Phone 850-227-1950


This assessment is called
Florida Writes! or, the Florida
Writing Assessment Program. The
program Is used to emphasize the
importance of writing ability in
the school curriculum.
This year, ,Gulf district
schools' scores have taken an
unprecedented increase.
Standing foremost in the phe-
nomena is Port St. Joe Middle
School and Wewahitchka
Elementary School. PSJNIS has
shown the largest improvement,
leaping 7/10 of a point since last
year, meeting state averages. This
has contributed to the recognition
of Gulf County as a "most
improved county" by the state.
Another remarkable achieve-
ment is WES's 6/10 of a point
jump from the previous year-
generously exceeding state aver-
ages, the district average, and
their own school record. Their
average was a whopping,3.5.
The state uses the scores,
which are scaled from zero to six,
to identify "critically low" schools.
To be a "low" school, 'a school's
average must be at 3.0 or lower.
Fifty percent Gulf County fourth
graders are at or above that mark;
eighth graders are 750o above and
10th graders are 80%' above.
Since. the initiation of Florida
Writes.' Gulf County's schools
have been neck and neck with
state averages. Teachers and
administrators have placed
increasing emphasis on writing in
the curriculum.
Fourth grade teacher at WES,
Bill Carr states assuredly, "It's
supposed to measure things we
teach in class anyway."
Before the test, students
practice writing in the three forms
that are included on the assess-
ment: expository, or explaining
something, persuasive, and nar-
rative, or telling a story.
Fourth grade students are
given only the narrative and
expository topics. At WES, the
school average of the narrative
topic responses was 3.9; exposito-
ry at 3.1.
Topics usually have ,,two to
four variances per testing site.
They are assigned randomly and,
supposedly, increase in difficulty
as the students' grade level
increases.,- .. '- -.-,
The tests are scored individu-
ally, by more than one scorer and
graded according to a scoring
rubric.
When asked about the stu-
dents' attitudes about the tests,
Carr responds, "Initially, the stu-
dents were unsure about what we
expected, but when the scores
came back, the students were
very pleased with the results."
The scores, when compared
consecutively, show 'that with
each passing year, Gulf county's
students improve by leaps and
bounds and, concurrently, the


Quilting Club to

Meeton Thursday
The Panhandle Plecemaker
Quilt Club will meet Thursday,
June 10, at 7:00 p.m. at St.
James' Episcopal Church, located
at 800 22nd St. The June pro-
gram, "Cathedral Windows", will
be presented by member Vicki
Clawson, Light refreshments will
be served and guests are cordially
invited.


W-
ng


'The Clothes Tree
.ins oImen 's anldiCildren 's Cv1isiflmnent 1Bouitique


200 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL

Now ACCEPTING SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS!
Great Bargains on nei and almost new brand name fashions and accessories!
Now Open on Wednesdays!!

(850) 229-2454
Open 9 am to 5 pm-Monday through Friday





Interiors Etcetera

505 Reid Avenue *Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054


YARD SAIJ!!!!

Saturday, June 5tl "

Weather Permitting, 10:00 until



Our 5/o Off Sale

Is Now In Progress

Please Come See Us!


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Pictured above are the Wewa Elementary School fourth graders. These students scored among
the highest on the Florida Writes assessment test this year.


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Campmeeting to

Be Held in Kinard
Kinard Community Holiness-
Church, along with Pastor Carlton
Cain, will hold a campmeeting
scheduled daily starting from
June 6 throughout June 11. The
meeting will be at 10:00 a.m. and
again at 7:00 p.m., CST at the
Kinard Community Holiness
Church, Highway 392 (Old Scotts
Ferry Road).
For more information on the
campmeeting, call 850-639-5772.


SPECIAL OF THE MONTH -
CREPE MYRTLE red, white, lavender, poir-
ple, pink & candy stripe. $3.99 and up.
HUMMINGBIRD & BUTTERFLY
ATTRACTERS reg. $3.99 Now 2/$5.00.
TROPICAL BEAUTIES-bougainvillea bas-
kets & trees, oleander, 4 colors, hibicus, ala-
manda, mandevilla. COLD TOLERANT
CITRUS & OTHER TREES. Take a stroll
through our gardens and see a large selec-
tion of blooming & landscape plants.


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Jessica Stoppelbien, !a
fourth grader at WES, received
the highest score in the coun-
ty, for any grade, on her
Florida Writes Test.. She
scored a 5.5, on a scale of one
to six.











Celebrate "World No

Tobacco Day, 1999"


Event Sponsored
for Gulf Residents,
Gulf County residents
banned together on Saturday,
May 29th, at the Washington
Improvement Group, Teen Center
in 'recognition of "World No
Tobacco Day 1999".
The focus of this event, spon-
sored by the Tobacco-Free
Partnership of Gulf County and
Washington Improvement Group,
was to draw attention to the need
to completely eliminate tobacco
use and the marketing of tobacco
'products to children, as well as to
remember all those who have died
from tobacco-related illnesses
throughout the world.
"World No Tobacco Day"
started in 1986 in recognition of
the, major threat tobacco usage
continues to pose to local public
health. It is one of the four world-
wide health days designated by
the World Health Organization.
- -Event participants enjoyed a
fun-filled day, with -, activities
beginning at 8:00 Saturday morn-
ing. There was good music, great.


food, and; lots of fun games and
activities for the youth. Although
the event was fun and games, the
message was serious-"Tobacco
Kills".
Jenatta Rouse, SWAT Advisor,
presented the sobering facts.
Approximately 45,000 African-
Americans die annually from
smoking-related diseases. Smo-
king causes cancers of the lung,
larynx, mouth, esophagus and
bladder, and is a contributing fac-
tor for cancers of the pancreas,
kidney and cervix.
In almost all of these cancers,
both the incidence and death
rates of African-Americans are
higher than among caucasians
and other minorities. Among
African-American males, the lung
cancer death rate is 50% greater
than among white males, and
more than two to three times as
great as among other male
minorities.
Smoking-attributable mortal-
ity. rates among African-
Americans are about 20% higher
than among caucasians, and the
years of potential life lost due to
smoking are even higher.


S_ Castledera Watts oversees the sack races, one of the numer-
ous activities the youth participated in. Prizes were awarded to
event participants throughout the day.


Host Families Are Needed


Host families for the 1999-
2000 school year are needed for a
"17 year old girl from Finland, a 16
year old girl from Germany, and a
14 year old boy from Russia.,
Say you Saw It In .e Star!T


Students are fully covered
with health and accident insur-
ance and' have their,own spending
money. Reach out across the
miles and share America!! For'
more information call (850) 877-
7699 or 1-8S8-587-0075.


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The City of Wewahitchka will '
host its annual < .

4th of July festivities *
on Saturday, July 3, 1999. The *
festivities will include '

*Arts and Crafts Displays
*Food Vendors
SFireworks Display
SStreet Dance *
Satuiiing' ii ve country etid following the fhrezvork.

Reservations for food and art .
and crafts vendor booths are. being *
accepted at City Hall, .
(850) 639-2605.
Arts and crafts booths are $25.00 and .
food vendor booths are $50.00.
^*^**^*^^*^**^***


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999 PAGE 5A

Girls-Join in the Fun at
Girl Scout Day Camp in June


Do you love swimming in the
bay and playing outdoors? Then
you will love the Girl Scout's
Panama City day camp-
"Growing Up Green!" An exciting
week is planned for June 21st
through 25th from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. at Girl Scout Camp
Eleanor. Camp Eleanor is located
on Dellwood Drive in Panama City
Beach.
You don't have to be a mem-
ber of the Girl Scouts to take part
in all the fun. Spend a week on
the beautiful bay enjoying nature


One of the highlights of the event was the whole roasted hog
prepared by Paul Gant.


Deann Redmond
Selected for
Scholarship
Deann Redmond,1 daughter of
Joanie and Chuck Novota, of Port'
St. Joe. and Sonny'Redmond. of
Bainbridge, Georgia, has been
selected to representt the
Humanities Department of
Brenau Universityfor the Joseph,
Worth Sharp Fellow Scholarship.
..... Named for the longtime acad-
emic dean of Brenau,' Dean
Emeritus Joseph Worth Sharp,
these awards are designated for
the outstanding upper-divisiorin
student of the various academic,
dep'artmefnts. Deann was selected
because of her scholarship. acad-
emic achievements, servi"t-W'tlih
department, leadership'; and out-
standing personal character.
Deann was also selected to
the Merit List for the year's fall
and spring semesters. She was
initiated into Breriau's chapter of
Gamma Sigma Alpha and named
president of the Phi Beta: Sigma
Academic Honor Society. .


Offer Free Health
Screenings for Men
The Gulf County Health
Department is once again offering
the following free health screen-
ings for men age 40 and'over: '
* PSA' (blood i tet; tod detect
prostate cancer)'
Cholesterol :
Colon Canicer
Blood Pressure
Screenings are scheduled for
June 9th, 23rd, and' 30th at the
Gtilf County Health Department
in Port St Joe, and.,for June 8th
and 15th at the ambulance build-
ing in Wewahitchka. Please, call
these numbers for an appoint-
ment: Port St. Joe, 227-1276 and
Wewahitchka, 639-2644.


J. TP.A. Summer
Program Seeking
Areas Workplaces
The 1999 summer program,
cooperatively run by the Gulf
County School Board and Gulf
Coast Work Force Development, is
scheduled to take place from
lJune 7th through July 16th.
This year, the JTPA Summer
V'6thl Employment and Training
'..gfam is expanding to Include
private sector employers. The
purpose of the program is to
enhance the basic skills of youth.
encourage school completion.
provide eligible youth with expo-
sure to the work world, enhance
citizenship skills of youth, and
emphasize the importance of the
combination of work and learn-
ing.
The youth enrolled in the.
summer program are paid
through a federal grant, with
no monetary cost to the
employer.
They will begin the program
with a two week academic enrich-
ment for the youth that is sched-
uled from June 7th to'21st.'If you
,would like to give a'young person
the opportunity to work in your
agency this summer, through an
internship in your organization,
please contact Jordan Miles at
639-3563 soon: the deadline for
placement is June 4th.,


and making new friends. Enjoy
arts and crafts, swimming, and
learn about environmental aware-
ness. There will be lots of time for
games, songs, and Girl Scout funl
' The cost is $50.00 for Girl
Scouts with an additional $10.00
for non-Girl Scouts. Early drop-
off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up
at 5:30 p.m. are available at an
additional cost of $20.00. Anyone
interested please call the Girl
Scouts at 271-0902 or 1-800-
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I PSJPD Report)
RESTRAINT VIOLATION
On Tuesday, May 25th, at
approximately 10:50 p.m.,
Stephen D. Lemieux, 18, of Gulf
County, was arrested by Port St.
Joe Police Department Officer
James Stephens on an active war-
rant for violation of a restraining
order. Lemieux was aware of the
warrant and turned himself in.
TRESPASSER HARD To SETTLE
Shortly before 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 26th,, Arthur
Terry Addison, Sr., 42, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Officer Chris
Teeter for trespassing and resist-
ing arrest without violence.
While investigating a trespass
complaint, Addison gave Officer
Teeter a false name and attempt-
ed to elude him on foot. Officer
Teeter caught Addison and arrest-
ed him.
He was transported to the
Gulf County Jail, where he con-
tinued to be disorderly and was
locked in a cell until he was ready
to cooperate with the corrections
officer.
BATTERY ON AN ELDER
Also on Wednesday, May 26,
at about 8 p.pn., Rita Devonne
Fields, 29, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Ofrfcer Teeter for bat-
tery on a person 65 years of age or
older.
According to the officer's
report, Fields scratched, and
struck a person 65 years of age or
older. Fields appeared to be intox-
icated, was very disorderly and
failed to obey lawful commands
given by officers. Fields was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail, where she continued to be.
disorderly and uncooperative.
FAILED To APPEAR IN COURT


At approximately 10:10 on
the night of May 26th, Troy
Dewonne Williams, 20, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Officer
Deborah Holloway on an active
warrant for failure to appear for
arraignment for possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis.
The warrant had been issued
in Bay County. Williams was
arrested without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
FIBBED ABOUT LICENSE STATUS
Thursday, May 27th, at
approximately 2:00 a.m., David
M. Denton, 18, of Mexico Beach,
was arrested by Officer Russell
Burch for driving with a suspend-
ed or revoked license. Denton's
vehicle was stopped for having a
defective headlight.
While conducting his investi-
gation, the officer asked Denton
for his driver's license. He told
Officer Burch that he didn't have
them. with him, that he had left
them inr another vehicle.
When Officer Burch asked
the dispatcher to run a computer
check on the driver's name and
date of birth, information came
back that Denton's license was
suspended for failure to pay a
traffic fine in Bay County.

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,IMPATIENT BEER DRINKER
On Sunday. May 30th, Ricky
Futch, 40, of Tallahassee, was
arrested and charged with retail
theft. Futch was told by an area
store clerk that he/she could not
sell him any beer until after 1:00
p.m., so he walked out of the
business with a 12-pack of beer.*
Deputies Malcolm G.arrett
kand Chris Buchanan found him


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several hours later and placed
him under arrest for retail theft.
ARRESTED WHILE VISITING PRISON
On Saturday, May 29th,
Lethasha Rollins, 25, of Marietta,
was arrested and charged with
violation of probation (in regard to,
a domestic battery charge).
Reportedly, Rollins went to0
Gulf Correctional Institute to visit
an inmate. When officials at the.
prison checked his criminal
record, they found an outstanding
warrant, from .Hillsborough
County. ,
He was then arrested by Gulf
County Deputy Burt Lanier and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
DRUG CASE CRACKED
On Monday, May 24th, nar-
cotics officers received informa-
tion that several persons were
smoking crack cocaine near an
abandoned building on Avenue B
in Port St. Joe.
When officers approached the
building, they observed Robert
Stucky as he threw down a small
plastic bag. Deputies Tim
Hightower and Marty Williams
recovered the bag, which they dis-
covered contained a rock of crack
cocaine.
Stucky, 18, of Port St. Joe,
was placed under arrest and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail. He was given a 85,000 bond.
PERFECT TIMING To MAKE ARREST
Sunday, May 30th, Auxiliary
Deputy Harry Paul and Florida
Marine Patrol Officer Kent Harvey
were at the Indian Pass Boat
Ramp trying to locate some over-
due boaters. While the officers
were talking to family members, a
truck driven by Daniel Ross, of
Montgomery, Alabama, suddenly
came skidding into the parking
lot, almost hitting the people and


the Marine Patrol officer's vehicle.
Aux. Deputy Paul was able to
stop the vehicle and FMP Officer
Harvey arrested Ross, 21, for dri-
ving under the influence and
reckless driving.
The overdue boaters were
found a short time later, after
having been stranded on a sand
bar for a period of time.
RECENT BOOKINGS
Friday, May 21_t-Billie Joe
Byrd, 31, W/F, of Eastpoint,
uttering and resisting without vio-
lence; Cindy Kirby, 34, W/F, of
Port St. Joe, cheating.
MTuesday, May 25th-Alvin
Arrington, 38, B/M, of Harver,
Minnesota. battery on a law
enforcement officer.
Wednesday. May 26th-
Raymond Hewett, 29, W/M, of
,Wewahitchka, disorderly conduct
and carrying a concealed weapon;
Christopher Maxwell, 20, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, violation of probation
(possession of marijuana); Tracy
Hamm, 32, W/F, of Highland
View, violation of probation (three
counts of uttering a forged instru-
ment), and Willie Joe Walker. 55.
B/M, of Port St. Joe, driving
under the influence and posses-
sion of marijuana, less than 20
grams.
Thursday. May 27th-Connie
Riphards. 39, B/F. of Port St. Joe.
violation of probation (aggravated
assaultt: Aubrey Funchess. 52.
W/M, of Port St. Joe, violation of
probation (driving under the
influence); and Felica Harris, 32,
B/F. of Apalachicola, violation of
probation (sale of cocaine).
Sunday. May 30th-Jimmy
Clark, 25, B/M, of New Smyrna
Beach, failure to appear (aggra-
vated assault on a law enforce-
ment officer).
Monday. May 31st-Thomas
Cassels. 40. W/M, of Cairo,
Georgia. driving under the influ-
ence and Timothy Hill, 31. W/M.
of Ashton, Alabama, driving
under the influence.


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Coast Community College's
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards Classes No. 116 and
No. 121 were held at 3 p.m. on
Saturday, May 22nd, at. Gulf
Coast Community College's
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe.
Presiding over the ceremonies
was Lorne Brooks, assistant coor-
dinator for corrections, Criminal
Justice Training Academy. Henry
Alford, superintendent of Guil'
Correctional Institution was the
guest speaker.
Honored in Class No. 116
were Marcus M. Strickland, who
received the Lamp of Learning
Academic Award and William A.
Lane, who received the Top Gun
Award. The Top .Gun Award is
given to the student or students
with the highest shooting average.
Steven D. Carlson served a
Class Commander, Audrey Gail
Cook as First Squad Leader and
Peggy Jane Beasley as Second
Squad Leader.
Graduates of Class No. 116
were: Peggy Jane Beasley,
Carolyn Sue Bodiford, Steven 'D.
Carlson*, Audrey Gall Cook*.
James LaDon Corley. Margaret
Vernell Daniels. Angela Daniell
Davis. Rolf E. Gordon, Jr.. James
M. Kelley. William A. Lane'.


Angelia Jewell Miller, Barbara A.
Norris*, Terraca Shanaya Smith,
Jennifer D. Staggs,. Cora Manea
Stalnaker, Marcus M. Strickland*
and Kelly Lynn Turner.
Honored in Class No. 121
were Louis A. Cordova, Jr., who
received the Lamp of Learning
Academic Award. /dhn H. Davis
and Matthew W. Heyser received
the Top Gun Award.
Graduates of Class No. 121
were: James Oren Bahb. Jr.-*,
James L. Bateman*, Jack,
Collinsworth*, James P. Cooley*,,,
Louis A. Cordova, Jr.*, John H.
Davis*, R. D. Davis*, Tammy' L.
Dungan, Clifford M. Dykes*,
Michael A. Floyd*, Matthew W.
Heyser*, William B. Hughes.
Debra Sue Johnson. Freddie Rene
Lewis. Mark S. Lyle. Jerry W.
Mallon, James L. McQuaig and
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999 PAGE 7B


Outdoors in the

Panhandle
by Gene Childs
, Florida Outdoor Writers' Association


A great newspaper man was
once asked by a young man where
he should go to get the best for his
life. Horace Greeley, the newsman,
answered, "Go West, young man.
Go West." Horace should have told
him to go a bit further if he
planned on building a house when
he got there.
Freshwater fishing is bringing
neighbors closer together this
week-with backyard fish fries. All
species are biting and biting big.
Until the water temperatures real-
ly begin' to heat up, now is the time
to be on area lakes, creeks, and
rivers.'
The bass are biting best very
early or at night when water temps
are- coolest. Topwaters are still
doing well as are Texas-rigged
worms in channels or on drop-offs.
Bream fishing is still outstanding
on crickets or wrigglers. Jack
Wingate on Lake Seminole says
bass are hitting buzz baits and
poppers. The speckled perch have
moved, back onto the ledges and
are.on'the bite.
-ay fishing around the pan-
hanridle is excellent. Presnell's on
St. Joe Bay has lost count of the
five, pound or bigger trout brought
Sin recently.' Live baits are accouit-
ing' for'the bigger tout and reds '
Those who are targeting floun-
der are also having good catches.
The bay or Crooked Island. Sound
is giving up some nice flatties, in
the 16 to 20 inch size. Bull mii-.
nows under corks fished just off
the sandy patches around the tur-


tie grass have put some doormats
into the coolers this week.
Great reports of fish were
reported from all marinas during
the Memorial Day holiday. Cobia
are showing up in better numbers
especially on the 8 to 10 mile
wrecks. Red snapper and a good
many black snapper, some up to
18 pounds, were boated by bottom
fishermen fishing wrecks and
structure in the 100 foot depths.
Kings are here and quite a few
have moved nearshore and are
being boated on the buoy line, car-
bodies, and the artificial reefs.
Dusters with cigar minnows
accounted for most catches, but
free-lining live baits or cigar min-
nows produced well also, and
caught bigger fish.,
The Gulf Council has issued a
voluntary compliance ruling for a
new size limit for red snapper. This
new ruling to take effect June 1
ups the size to 18 inches minimum
rather than the current 15 inch.
limit. The council hopes this will
allow the snapper fishery to stay,
open until August 28, rather than
be closed August 2-3 as planned.
Anglers are being asked tovoluri-
tarily release all snappers under
the 18 inch size.
Greeley told this young man to
go west. Had he intended to build
when he got there, I would be
forced to add,. Go a bit further-
like maybe to L6we'g or Home
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10th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-
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SR-71 near Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
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vehicle equipment, troopers will
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such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
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The patrol has found these
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Agriculture Commissioner
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that disaster assistance is avail-
able to help eligible landowners
restore forestry plantings
destroyed by last year's wildfires,
drought, floods and related insect
infestations. A total of $2.7 mil-
lion in supplemental disaster aid
was allocated to Florida by
Congress for emergency tree-
planting assistance.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Forestry, and
the, U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's Natural Resources Conser-
vation 'Service are holding, a con-
tinuous sign-up for disaster
assistance under the Forestry
Incentives Program (FIP), effective
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John Warren, Duane Gallagher, Randall McElhaney and Jim
Fensom, show in the photo above, had a great day on the water
while out with Capt. Chuck Guilford on "Charisma" which docks
at the Bluewater Inn and Marina in Mexico Beach.

This Week's Fishing Report
for May 22nd through May 31st


Memorial Day weekend was
a huge success for the visitors
and local businesses as well. The
weather was a bummer on
Sunday and, Monday, but the
fish bit like they were underfed.
The kings and large Spanish
are in the buoy line, around the
car body reef, and just outside
the Loran 100 line, The ling are
Trying to. make .'a second run,
just like last year. They are small
right now, but Capt. Bobby on
the "Never Enough" caught a 35
pound ling off the buoy on
Monday. .
Offshore fishing is still pro-
ducing outstanding catches of
snapper, grouper and amber-,
jack. The bay has been a little
slow on this full moon. but will
pick up this week.
,,The specks that are caught
are large. The. pompano are still
biting on St. Joe, Point, the
Stump Hole, and Dixie Belle
Curve. The tarpon are showing,
up on the beaches and in West
'Pass.'


"Good Luck, Good Fishing"
Charisma Charters
Capt. Chuck Guilford. Capt.,
Danny Tankersley, Capt. Ron
Miller and Capt. Bobby Guilford


"We are encouraging land-
owners who have lost forestry
plantings due to fire, drought,
flood or insect damage to apply for
assistance at local USDA Service
Centers or with county foresters,"
Crawford said.


Seven Gulf county athletes
were named to the Class 2A All-
State Baseball's Teams. Four
players from Wewahitchka, which
made it to the Final Four, and
three from Port St. Joe, which lost
in the Regipnal Final.
Dave Davis, a senior for the
Gators, was a first team All-State
selection as a pitcher. Kelly Fore-
hand, also a senior for
Wewahitchka, was a first team
infield selection. 'Jim Faison, a
senior from Port St. Joe, was a
first 'team outfield selection.
Second team selection were
Brandon Jones, a freshman
infielder for the Gators, and Philip
Hall, a sophomore outfielder from
Wewahitchka..
Ryan Stephens. a junior for
the Sharks, was a third team
selection as a pitcher.
Matt Terry, senior infielder for


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site preparation and tree planti-


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A PERSONAL MESSAGE
FROM DOCTOR TO
PHARMACIST

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Woullard, Todd Compete In Classic

Both Sophomores Place In Golden South Classic Track and Field Meet


Last Saturday, two, members
of the Port St. Joe Sharks boys'
track and field team competed,in
the 23rd Annual Bert W. Martin
Foundation Golden South, Clas--
sic. More than 50 state champi-
ons from 11 states, plus the
Bahamas and Columbia, compet-
ed.
Invited to participate in the
meet were PSJHS sophomores
Travis Woullard and Josh Todd..
Both athletes were the only
sophomores represented in their
events.
Travis placed third in the shot
put with an effort of 54'10-1/2".
His series for the competition was
54'10-3/4"; 51'9"; 53'5"; 53'5-
1/2"; 53'7-1/2"; and foul.
In the discus, Travis placed
sixth with an effort of 144'2". His
series for the discus was 138'2";
141'1"; 139'7"; 144'2"; foul; and
foul.
Arpedge Rolle of Miami Cen-
tral placed first in both the'shot
put (62'11") and discus (181'8")'.
Arpedge wag this year's 6A state


champion in both events, and has
signed a scholarship with the
University of Florida to play foot-
ball and compete in track and
field.
Josh placed eighth in the pole
vault with a performance of 13'6".
With this performance, Josh tied
his personal, best. What makes
his performance more impressive
was that the opening height in the
competition was 13'6'.
Patrick Gerbich of Southlake
won the competition with an effort
of 14'6". Gerbich has signed a
track and field scholarship to
Florida State University. The 6A
state champion, Jared Sweester
of Riverview,, cleared 13'6" to tie
for fourth.
Saturday, Travis and Josh
will compete In a Sunshine State
Games qualifier at Florida State
University. The top six athletes in
each event will qualify for the
20th Annual Sunshine State
Games which will be held at the
University of South, Florida in
Tampa July 9th and 10th.


Shown vaulting in the photo above is Josh Todd, while fel-
low PSJHS sophomore Travis Woullard is shown in the inset.

Gulf Rifle Club Will Meet Today,


Sign Honors

St. Joe Sluggers'

Former Player
The "St. Joe Sluggers" girls'
14-and-under softball team is
being recognized with a sign being.
erected in the outfield where they
practice, at the ballpark on 10th
Street.
According to, Coach Darryl
Parker, the team is the only one in
the area that has carried a place
in the national tournament.
The "sluggers" got their name
from the old. "St. Joe Sluggers"
semi-pro baseball team.
The sign is dedicated in loving
memory of. former fastpitch city
league slugger Shannon Boyer.
The team Intends to permanently
affix Shannon's number to the
sign. .


The St. Joe Sluggers will place a new sign in their outfield in recognition of their team.
Standing from left to right are Anna Tankersley. Lisa Floyd, Anna Kate Reynolds, Judith Husband,
Amy Canington, Jessica Sherrill, Shanna Wester, and, standing behind them, is Coach Darryl
Parker. Members of the team not pictured are Erica Hernandez, Santana Harris, Alisha Barber,
and Coach Marian Murdock.


Mexico Beach Sailboat Race Winners


The Mexico Beach sailboat
races have become a symbol of
spring to locals and tourist alike.
Held this year as a part of Ling
Festival activities, planning for
the fourth annual sailboat compe-
tition was chaired by Jim
Emerson.


Commodore Paul Devane 'Beach crowds roared as last
oversaw the 12.2 mile course. year's second place boat,
Although a beautiful day for sail- "Lagniappe" was the first to skill-
ing, erratic winds resulted in at fully cross the start line, and then
least two knockdowns and one of led for almost the entire race. It
the top entries. John and Sandy was only during the last minutes
McGinnis. having to return to of the race that a whiff of wind
port early. : blew last year's first place boat.
"Recess" into the lead and across
the finish line first.
S.V *.A-f.T '.- ."- Pictured are winners In the
14 B." single hull division-first place,
.. Leo and Ingrid Carpenter in their
v M boat "Recess": second place, 'Joe
a U-- '- ^ and Sylhia \-Whaley and Jack
PPA* Schmitt sailing in "Lagniappe".
Jim Emerson and crew sailing the
"Claudia Ann" took third place
honors.
In the catamaran division,
UGAR first place went to John Arnold.
$ second place to Bill and Ginrny
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FMP Releases

Memorial Day

Safety Statistics
Major Kent Thompson,
Commander of the Florida Marine
Patrol District Five Office, has
released the local statistics for the
Memorial Day weekend.
Despite heavy traffic and
large crowds on the water, there
were no deaths and only two seri-
ous injuries reported for the long
weekend beginning Friday, May
28th and ending Monday, the
31st. This is especially impressive
in light of the fact that District
Five extends from the Florida/
Alabama line, all the way to the
Suwannee River.
Actual statistics for the week-
end were as follows:
Arrests ........,........................ 160
Warnings ............................ 639
Boating Inspections ......... 11,165:
Accidents .......... ...........8......... .8
Boating Under the Influence ..... 1.
According to: Major Thomp-
son, education and increased offi-
cer presence were key factors in
holding accidents and injuries to
a minimum. The patrol officers
were effective In making "National
Safe Boating Week" so successful.
Before departing on your next
boating trip. please check your
safety equipment. It is very Impor-
tant to know that you have one
wearable life jacket for every per-
son aboard your boat before you
experience an emergency. It is
important to know that you have
a fire extinguisher or your flares
are serviceable and in date.
Not only are you putting your
life at risk, should you fail to ade-
quately prepare for a boating trip,
but you are subjecting yourself to
a citation, as well. Safe boating
requires that everyone take a few
extra moments to be properly pre-
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The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
Its monthly meeting on
Thursday evening, June 3rd,
starting at 6:30 at the range on
Highway 71. Members are urged
to attend this meetings and par-
ticipate in the operation of the
club. Any prospective members
will be able to join at the meeting.
On Saturday morning. June
5th, the club will hold its month-
ly rifle metallic silhouette match-
es. Two separate matches are
shot, a smallbore (.22 rimfire) and
a high-power (centerfire) match.
The smallbore match consists
of 40 shots fired at metal targets
that-have to be knocked off their
stands. Four groups of targets
sare used with 10 shots fired at
each group. Targets, are placed
40, 60, 75, and 100 yards from
the firing line. All shots are fired
from the standing position.
The hi-power match will also
consist of four groups of targets
with placement at 200 and 300
yards from the firing line. Only
five shots will be fired at each
group to keep ammunition cost
down. No magnum rifles are
allowed due to target damage. In
the future this match will expand
'to a 40 round match.


All rifle shooters are invited to
shoot in these matches. Most any
accurate squirrel rifle or deer rifle
will be suitable for these matches.
Young shooters under 18 years
old are not charged any entry
fees, and are encouraged to go out
and shoot. For more information
call 229-8421 or 639-2667.

DY Minor Begin
Tourney Play Sat.
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball's
1999 Minor League champions,
the players and coaches of Rich's
I.G.A., will begin double elimina-
tion tournament play this
Saturday, June 5th, at Franklin
County's Eastpoint facility, locat-'
ed off of Sixth Street.
Games will be held at 7:00,
and 9:00 (ET) on Saturday, then:
Monday through Thursday, to,
determine a Dixie Youth District
IV champion. The Port St. Joe
youngsters will first play
Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. (EIT)
against the first place team repre-
senting Callaway's league.
Everyone is invited and
encouraged to make the trip to
Eastpoint and support these
young players.


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County NJROTC Unit's Awards Banquet '
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Cadets Presented Awards
For Contributing to the Training Program and Dedication


Heather Hayden received award from Chuck Morgan.


Joshua McCulley, left, Ted Tonnison and Tracy Fitzgerald.


David Philyaw, Ed Dayle, and T. J. Hightower.


The Port St. Joe High Naval
Junior Reserve Officers Training
Corps (NJROTC) annual awards
banquet was held recently at
Wewahitchka High School. The
wewa NJROTC Booster club orga-
nized. the banquet, cooked the
food and decorated the commons
area. .The food was delicious, the
decorations were beautiful and
their hard work and dedication to
the unit was obvious to everyone
in attendance..
Honored guests: at this years
banquet were Mrs. Mary Pridgeon
'representing the Daughters of the
American Revolution (DAR).
Chuck Morgan ,of the American
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
10069, Bo Williams from the
American Legion. Ed Doyle from
the sons of the American
Revolution and Commandant Ted
Tonnisen from the Panama City
Marine Corps League Detachment
065. Also in attendance were Gulf
County School Board members
Mrs. Caroline Norton, Mrs.
Charlotte Pierce, Mrs. Mary
Pridgeon, OScar Redd and Bill
Trubey from Wewa high school.
Many of the outstanding
cadets of the unit were recognized
for their hard work and dedica-
tion. Recleving the Daedalian
award from Commander McLeod
was Cadet Lf. Tyler Lane. The
DAR awards were presented to
Cadet Ensigns Cassy Egler and
Renee Ardire. The American
Veterans awards were presented
to Cadet Ensigns David Philyaw
and T.J. Hightower. The Veterans
of Foreign Wars awarded ribbons
and medals to Tiffany Smith and
Cadet LTJG Heatheir Hayden.
American Legion .awards, were
presented to Cadet LtJG Roxanne
Adkins and Cadet LtCdr Tracey
Fitzgerald. American Legion,
Military Excellence awards were
presented to Cadet Ensigns
Michael Taylor and Michael
Layfield. Sons of the American
Revolution awards were presented
to Cadet Ensigns Jeremy Suber
and Donald Baker The Marine
Corps League presented "Top
Gun" plaques, certificates and
$100 savings bond to Cadet LtCdr
Tracey Fitzgerald and Cadet LI
Joshua McCulley.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 10069 presented a 8500
NJROTC academic scholarship to
'Cadet Li Nancy Van Helden. the
Marine Corps League Detachment
.065 awarded a $500 academic


scholarship to Cadet LtCdr Tracey
Fitzgerald.
The NJ ROTC unit would like
to recognize the following gradu-
ating seniors who have con-
Stributed many hours of dedicated
service to the school and commu-
ritv. and have made us .proud:


Donald Baker, Tracey Fitzgerald,
David Philyaw, Jarrot Strickland
and Nancy Van Heiden.
Organizers wished them fair
winds and following seas and
expressed their confidence in the
students' ability to succeed in
their goals for the future.


SWewa Lighting Up the

Sky on 4th
The City of Wewahitchka is
leeased to announce that this
year's Fourth of July Celebration
will be the best ever. This annual
day of fun is always eagerly antic-
ipated by folks in Wewahitchka.
This year's festivities will
Alice Park. and will include fun
games, great food, and the largest tter
fireworks display in the history of
lowed by a street dance, featuring
a live country band at the old T-
'ball field next to the courthouse,
in Wewahitchka.
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Clocks Kiwanis Hear,


About What Makes Them Tick!!


To show that nothing's new
under the sun, the Kiwanis Club
learned Tuesday that the princi-
pal by which clocks operate was
discovered in the 13th century
and has not. changed since that
time. This was revealed by Kesley
Colbert, whose hobby is tinkering
with clocks, old and new.
Colbert told the club that'
telling time began as early as
2800 BC. when crude sundials
were first invented. Clocks which
operated by mechanical methods
were first Introduced about 400
years later, when the water clock
was contrived. It consisted of ajar
of water with a small hole in the
bottom. The water drained from
the jar at a prescribed rate of
speed and in the process. mea-
sured time.


.Then in the 13th century,
mechanical methods made possi-
ble by the discoveries of Gallileo
.were adapted into the making of a
clock designed to measure
time-a process which is still in
use today.
The speaker explained that all
clocks operate either by a swing-
ing pendelum or a weight which
descends at a constant speed.
"The rhythm is the thing." Colbert
explained..
Clocks were first developed
for use by maritime travellers, in
order for. them to be able to mea-
sure longitudes and latitudes at
night.
"Those fellows were pretty
smart," Colbert said. -Their pnn-
ciple still is used to -measure time
whether it is with a gear driven


grandfather clock, or, it is pow-
ered by a modern atomic moue- -
ment. The pulse is measured from
its constant source and geared
down to keep time," the .speaker ;
said.
"Older, mechanical clocks
vary by the temperature of the
weather in which thev' are operat-
ing." Colbert said. "'That's why.
prior to electric clocks. we never
had two clocks which had the
same time at any given period.
The friction of the movements
affected clocks. too," Colbert stat-
ed.
Colbert has a hobby of repair-
ing older clocks and even showed,
the 'audience some clock parts
which had been carved out .of
wood.


Modern Medicine ControsAsthma


by Victoria White
Modern medicine can control
most cases of asthma, but so
many children do not take their
prescriptions as directed that
health-care professionals and
parents must constantly be alert,
for failure to follow doctor's
orders. 'a University of Florida
physician warns.
The stakes are high-millions
suffer attacks of wheezing and
shortness of breath that are more
frequent and severe than they
need to be. putting them at risk
for permanent lung damage and
even death. Furthermore. patients
may wind up on increased doses
-or- more toxic medications
because doctors mistakenly
believe the original treatment plan
had been ineffective.
"No one should have to die,
from asthma."- said Dr. James
Sherman. a professor of pediatrics
-and chief of the pediatric pul-
monary division in UF's College of
Medicine. "Yet studies have shown
that 30 percent to 70 percent of
people with the disease do a poor
job of keeping up with the med-
ication which.results in increased
emergency room visits, hospital-
izations and deaths.
"So when physicians -have-
patients whose asthma is out of
control, they need to think first
about whether the person is real-
ly taking the medicines properly,"
said Sherman, whose article on
the topic was published earlier
this year in the journal
Contemporary Pediatrics.
An estimated 15 million peo-
ple in the United States-about a
third of them children-have
asthma, a chronic condition char-
acterized by inflamed airways that
occasionally flares into severe
breathing difficulties.
The incidence of the disease
has been rising steadily during
the past two decades. In 1995,
more than 1.5 million emergency
department visits. 500.000 hospi-
talizations and 5,000 deaths were
attributed to asthma, according to
the National Institutes of Health.
For all but the most mild

cases, daily "controller" medica-
tion. which can be taken in pill or
inhaled form, is required to keep
inflammation of the air passages
in check. When an attack does
occur, a "rescue" medicine is to be
taken.
Also, with the aid of a hand-
,held meter, patients with more
severe disease are directed to take
-a daily or twice-daily measure of
'their ability to push air out of


their lungs.'
"It may not sound like the
most difficult regimen," Sherman
said, "But on the other hand. the
majority of people In the United
States khow they're supposed to
exercise four times a week and
floss their teeth every day. How
many of us do that? In general,
preventative kinds of measures
seem to be difficult for people."
Complicating the picture is
the fact that many of those with
asthma are young children unable
to be'responsible for their own
health.
."Many of the patients we see
don't have a family structure that
can handle a chronic illness,"
Sherman said. "The medications
also can be expensive and some
patients cannot afford them."
People with asthma often
don't have symptoms every day,
Sherman noted.
"So there's not the 'sick'
reminder that you have to take
your medicine, and if you fail to
take your controller medicine, the
consequence of that can be
delayed for days or even weeks,
which limits the incentive to take
it." Sherman said.
Physicians should emphasize
- to6'5'tfehts~"Y'th lelit' rfmilres'-tlie
potentially life-threatening risks
of uncontrolled asthma, Sherman
said. They should work with fam-
ilies to find medicines and a daily
treatment schedule that is realis-
tic and acceptable.
"If you prescribe a medication
and the patient tells you he Is so
frightened of It that he doesn't
think he can take It. then letting
him walk out with it is a prescrip-
tion for non-adherence.," he said.
But if education and negotia-
tion don't work, and patients still
aren't doing well. doctors must
become steadily more aggressive
at monitoring medication use.
Leslie Hendeles. a UF profes-
sor of pharmacy and a clinical
pharmacist in the pediatric pul-
monary clinic, .suggests physi-
cians call pharmacists to see how
many puffs have been taken.
Commercial products are avail-
able that record the date and time
pill bottles, are opened or. the
number of times an inhaler has
been activated.
To encourage proper medica-
tion use. physicians can arrange
for home visits by a nurse or work
to identify an "asthma partner"-a
relative, neighbor or other volun-
teer who will help a family stay on
track with the treatment plan.
Sherman and Hendeles some-


times develop contracts with their
patients, laying out what Is
expected, and agreeing to be avail-
able to the family at any time for
questions.
."In very rare circumstances, If
adherence is still a problem and
the child has life-threatening


asthma, we have sometimes gone
to court to have the child placed
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999 PAGE 3B


liurrwane


from Highland View
Elementary School
As of May 27th, Highland
View Elementary School.. .has
closed its doors. as an ele-
mentary school, with classes
beginning in 1952. This is the last
Hurricane News that you will
share with us ... Thanks to you
who read about our school and to
The Star for printing our news.
Spring Fling By The Bay .
Ah, yes! Beautiful St. Joseph's
Bay! The morning began with stu-
dents of fourth and fifth grades
carrying out their responsibilities
in preparation for the Spring Fling
festivities. They, with help from
others, set up the whole affair.
Only one person had to say,
'Wow!" And that was for all who
had not seen the U.S. Customs
boat before this day. Chuck
Lampert of the U.S. Customs, sta-
tioned in St. Augustine, had visi-
tors before we began the day's
outing! After the rest of the stu-
dents had gathered, Mr. Lampert
talked about his career as a
Department of Treasury agent for
35 years, before retiring, and now
serves in the Marine Enforcement
Agency.
One of the things he does is
educate students about the 47-
foot long Fountain Lightning
Interceptor which is used in the
fight against drugs.: He left, pic-
tures of the boat and the UH-60
Black Hawk helicopter which is
also used as a tool against drugs.
He gave the students coloring
*books, stickers, neck floats, and
the pictures.
The Black Hawk helicopter
was on its way to Highland View
:Elementary when the "light" came
.on .. They had to go out on an
emergency, so David Whitfield of
:the Jackson County Sheriffs
Department landed his on the
"pad" at the softball field.
The students watched him
come in from the north, land, and
listened while he told them about
his job and how the helicopter is
used. He let the students pretend
to be pilot aid passenger and
answered many questions.
Waldo,, the military working
dog, Kennel Master Sgt. Duggins
and Military Working Dog
'Patrolman Sr.A. Romanb, execut-
ed maneuvers fr fi s riifg boit
-drugs and contraband, obeying


haps, and hopefully, save a life.
E.M.T. and Deputy Bobby
Plair and Mike Todd talked about
the "Jaws of Life". They shared
knowledge of the apparatus
pieces the vehicle carries in order
to help a victim. They gave some
t-shirts away and other valuable
information was shared.
One of the most exciting nois-
es that kids like to hear is the wail
of a siren! That they were! The
Highland View Fire Department
showed off their brand new fire-
engine-red fire truck! Jerry
Garrett shared knowledge about


"The Last Hurrah!"


commands, attacks, and run and
catch assailants. They belong to
the 325 Security Forces Squadron
at Tyndall Air Force Base. Waldo
and his handlers were a big hit
with the students! They ,also
asked alotobf questions.
We would like to thank
Deputy Ricky Tolbert for organiz-
ing these' presentations, and
D.A.R.E. Sgt. Mark Cutler, Sheriff
Frank McKeithen and Captain
JOe Nugent (wIo is also a member
of our Advisory Committee) for
supporting us!
Ray Likely, who is the owner
of a most popular hobby, the red
1976 MG Classic, was asked a lot
of questions about his car. They
wanted to know how fast it went,
among other questions.'Mr. Likely
took that old MG and totally
restored it.
Eddie Peak 'also shared
answers about his 1957 Fairlane
Ford and John Lewis talked about
the complete restoration of his
antique 1936 Chevrolet.
Clarence Monette, librarian at
Port St. Joe High School, dis-
played and shared knowledge
about his collection of old cam-
eras.
Smokey the Bear 'and his
assistants, Annie Jones, Don
Grahl, Richard McGhee. and
Michael Bailey, of the U.S.
Forestry Division,, were on hand,
to remind the students of the
woods and how to help prevent
fire in the woods They also
gave each student a bag of good-
ies including .a coloring book,
'Smokey's own special button, a
ruler, and a book marker.-Thahks!
Traci Gaddis? art* volunteers


-for the, last 10 years here at
Highlarid View, told the students
how she made her beautiful dolls'
and showed them other items she.
had made. She also made each
student and staff member a but-
ton' that said; "I Love Highland"
Viewl" Thanks, Miss Tracil
Kimberly Thomas, a physical
therapist at Gulf Pines Hospital,
demonstrated a few of the items
she used In physical therapy. She
talked to them about her job and
the type classes, one needs to
become a physical therapist.
The Tobacco' Coalition, under
the direction of Sabrina Burke,
along with .herhelpers, brought
information and talked to kids_
about effects of the use of tobac-
co. 'One of the sights we see here
by the bay are the eagles soaring
or getting chased by an osprey.
Well, students' were able to
see, the American .bald eagle up
close. Betsy Knight, Director of
Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary, told
students: how this particular
majestic bird injured his wrists
after he fell as an eaglet from his
nest after a hurricane strength
wind. ,
Miss Betsy presented this
same eagle in the early 1990's
when he was but a youngster; and
all brown and to a different audi-
ence. This is how Coach Eells got
into wildlife rehab and works
along with four other rehab peo-
ple with Betsy.
Together they shared stories
about the great-horned owl, the
barred owl, the screech owl, and
" 'the red-tail hawk.7 Ms'f' Knight
!,came to share in our.last festivi-


ties as a part of our history,
Lisa 'Bailey, from the
Apalachicola Bay arind River
Natural Estuarine Sanctuary,
brought an array of bay critters
that are native to Apalachicola
Bay and St. Joseph's Bay for the
students to look at and touch, if"
they chose, to do so'.
She also shared the many dif-
ferent careers that:'a student
might want to pursue in the sci-
ence area. These critters really got
a work-out compared to the
serenity of the bay, but that's o.k.!
They were all going back to where
they came from.
Herman Jones, fifth grade
teacher, set up his diving equip-
ment for students to experience.;
He told them of the enjoyment one
can have while diving and the
necessity for safety. Diving can be
done In salt or fresh water and in'
shallow, or deep water, but to
- always be alert and very careful.
Learn all they can in a class.
BETA Club members spon-
,sored a Share-your-pet with stu-
dents. Alisha Chavous, Taylor
Green, Lauren Stansell. Crystal
Lewis, and Bridget Bryan brought
birds, rats, rabbits, cats and
dogs. One note for all you in
Highland View. .. Alisha's beau-
tiful Latino cockatiel flew up into
the trees. If one comes down for
food, please call Coach Eells.
The ambulance was manned
-by Matt Todd and John Ford.
They allowed the students to peer-
in and shared with them the tools
-they-use on the ambulance to per-


it and answered many questions.
Face painting was done by a
group who, when needed, offered
;to help. These former H.V. stu-
dents did a bang-up job-Brittany
Crocker, Rushelle Lamboy,
Jennifer Haun, Andrea
Hernandez, Mylissa Brake, and
Crystal.
The library held a display of
quilting, hooking, and crocheting.
Joyce ,Sweazy, librarian, demon-
strated quilt-making and volun-
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Say C Sou It In 7Te Sta!


MEDITATIONS OF'A


By LOWELL F. ADAMS
We Need to
4-T? Know God's


Word
Thy Word is Truth
John 17:17 :


-!OSE WHO HAVE TRUSTED JESUS for their
eternal future, need to know God's Word.
Unless we know what God has said about our
relationship to Him and our spiritual responsibility, we
stand in serious danger of being misled by Satan.
Satan is able to appear to any unsuspecting
individual as an angel of light. He can transform his
workers into ministers of righteousness. Our only.
defense against such deception is a workable knowledge
of the Truth of God's Word.
II Corinthians 11:13-15 tells us "Such are false
apostles, deceitful workers, thansforming themselves
into apostles of .Christ. And no marvel; for Satan'
himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore
it is no great thing, if his ministers also be transformed
into ministers of righteousness."
How may we. recognize these false apostles?
Anyone Iwho refutes or changes the Truth of God,
as recorded in the Holy Bible, is a false teacher. If one
tells you. there is more than one Way to. Heaven, then
you are faced with a false teacher. The Word tells us in
John 14:6 Jesus is the ONLY Way!
If someone says: "I am as good.as anyone at chi2rch.
If they are saved,. I don't have anything to worry about."
They have been deceived, for God tells, us in Ephesians
S2:8-9,we, are not saved by being good, although that is
commendable. We are saved by placing our Faith in
- JesusdIt Is,a free Gift from God. God has one and only
one plan for us to evericome to Him. Faith in Jesus!
Revelation! 22-94 marns dirv wircumitarees for
anyone who would change the; meaning of any of the ,
Words of God's Book. But people do it- anyway. For
* instance: homosexuality and all kinds of ,.sexual
misconduct and- promiscuity; abortion (killing unborn
Babies) "Woe unto them that call evil good." Isaiah 5:20.
Too much to list here. Our nation seemingly politically
separated itself from Godiand His Word, and embraces
addiction to gambling. God tells us in Psalm 33:12
"Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord."



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
.". 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
LIGHTHOUSE FORTH-'E LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Dible Srudy & Prayer Meeting, Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the li''d is 0wnd blessed is the man rhat trusteth in Him."
Please ac,,pt li/' invitati,,i to join us in r'iorship. God bles. youi!
Pastor Da% id Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue ?Port St. Joe '
,Church Office 227-1493. ,G u Carpenter, Pastor
SitJ 'S ... ... 5 a.m. ;...
SiaridaM l nine \o ; hp *. . 11:00" a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. ....... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . . . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



First United.Mefw(ist Church
\ ,7 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship
Services ............... ?:0 a.m. qnd 1,1:00 a.m. CT,

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND


Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424


Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY


ST. JAMES' *


800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCH-KA
8:00 a.m. (CT), .

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

5


Long Avenue
ABAPT'IST CHURCH R01
i801 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p .-4m,..all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


Area Baptist Churches Schedule Vacation Bible School


Beach Baptist Chapel, in St.
Joe Beach, and Highland View
Baptist Church, in Highland View,
invite all children from age three
to those who have completed sixth
grade to join them on an expedi-
tion to Mt. Extreme: The Ultimate
Good News Challenge. Get ready
for a mountaintop experience that
is too good to miss!
Every day will include an


exciting worship rally at the
"Mountain Lodge". Then, the kids
will traverse three adventure filled
Bible stories, create a mountain of
crafts, experience extraordinary
Mt. Extreme music, and climb to
new heights in recreation.
The churches are happy to
offer this once-in-a-lifetime expe-
dition opportunity to every child
in the community. The focus of


The Panhandle Area Educa-
tional Consortium (PAEC) is host-
ing the 2nd Annual Summer
Reading Institute "Literacy For
Life" at Wewahitchka Elementary
School on Tuesday- and
Wednesday, June 8th and 9th-
FREE of charge.
.Topics to be covered during
the conference will be: FCAT &
You; Phonological Awareness;.
Remediation Techniques; Direct
Instruction; B.A.L.A.N.C.E.; Effec-
tive Writing Techniques For A11;
Hands-On-Classroom Teacherts
Accelerated Reader' Technolbgy '
Reading; and Reading Across the
Curriculum.
The conference is open to all
area kindergarten through 12th
grade teachers, special educators,
early childhood educators, Title rI'
resource; administrators, reading,
specialists, literacy tutors, para-
professionals, students, parents,
and school volunteers.
Please check out the PAEq


website-www.paec.org-for a
more detailed conference sched-
ule, information on sessions ven-
dors, and presenters.
The keynote speaker will be
Dr. Cecil Mercer, a distinguished
professor of special education at
the University of Florida where he
was named "Teacher of the Year"
for the College of Education in
1978, 1990, and 1995.
The focus of the institute will
be on reading and writing strate-
gies ydcii' in use'to' me'et the
diverse needs of today's students.
These research-based methodolo-
gies have been tested for effective-
ness in classrooms. They will hep
improve the educational environ-
ment for "tough to teach" stu-
dents.
For more information or to
register by phone, call Norma Teel
at (850) 638-6131.

Say yo Saw It I 7T4 Stearl


JESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

r Liberty Bible Church
Welcomes YTou To Its Services,

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

Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912


J A* POrt of \'icrow",

First kCkL1ck of ake N N za n e.i'"
2420 Long Ae,: o *e Port 5., 3oe, Fl.-4 a 32456'
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ............ ...... 10 a.m. I\'ve tm to tke LOl'J tl e glory
Sunday Morning Worship ...... ...... 11 a.m. J e -1i.- n ane. or slip the
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lor.d III the beai,1 of 1[hliness.
Wednesday Evening Service ............ 7 p.m. Psa n "29.2

\ IThe friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor'
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
o y Worship S6indays at 10:00 a:m. and 6:00 p.m.
i.ovC1s. Bible Study .- Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
S' Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Belch Corner of 15th & California 648-5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST

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


the programs will be "climbing to
new heights with Jesus".
Mt. Extreme: The Ultimate
Good News Challenge will be
held at Beach Baptist Chapel,
from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and at
Highland View Baptist Church
from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., both ET.
For more information on Beach
Baptist's VBS please call 647-
5026. For Information on
Highland View Baptist's VBS call
227-1306.
Thanks from
the Harris'
The Family of Clarence Harris
Jr. would like to thank all our
friends, family members, especial-
ly the Jones Homestead commu-
nltv. the ladies of the Oak Grove
Church for the food. Rev. David"
Fernandez for the beautiful ser-
vice, and the staff at Gulf Pines
Hospital for such loving care his
last days. We will always be grate-
ful for we loved him so much. We
will always hold each and every-
one in our hearts and prayers.
His wife. daughters, son. and
grandchildren.


Attend Vacation Bible School
at your local participating church

Concert Bell

Choir Visiting
The concert bell choir from
First United Methodist Church in
Warner Robins, Georgia is on its
annual tour. They will be stopping
at St. James Episcopal Church on
Tuesday, June 8th.
There will be a covered dish
dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the con-
cert will begin at 7:00' p.m.
Everyone is invited to both events.
This extraordinary bell choir
offers an inspiring evening of '
sacred music. Their performance
will be enjoyed by children, youth.
and adults.
The youth of area churches
have a special invitation to the
covered dish dinner. This event
offers a good opportunity for get-
ting acquainted and forming
friendships. The choir will be'
enjoying the beach on Wednesday
before continuing on its tour.


After

Graduation
In Phillipians 3:14, we find, "I
4 press on toward the goal of the,
upward call of God in Christ
Jesus."
Oliver F. Taylor Graduation is a very high
visitation Minister. First moment in life. Now is the time
United Methodist Church many will graduate. It may be
high school, college, universities,
trade school, and etc. It is a time to note an accomplish-,
ment of high value.
Some think of it as an ending. I think of it as a start-
ing point. To high school graduates, it could mean col-
lege, a job, the military, marriage or many new situa-
tions. To Christians it is a continuation of a life style
committed to Christ.
,,The goal of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus
affirms Christian maturity. Graduation has prepared us
for life in day to day living. Let us be glad God helps us
prepare throughout life io live for Jesus. ,



"Literacy For Life" Conference


Will Be Held June 8 & 9 at WES


Pastor Rev. J Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
; '


r First Baptist Church

102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .... ..... ...... ... :9:45 am
L | | Worship Service ........... ... 11:00 aim
Disciple Training ................ . 6:00 pm
Evening'Worship ................ 7:90 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2

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

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


Constitution and Monument
Tort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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

(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR .


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ........ 6:00 p.m. i
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m..


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director )


Baptist Chur
BUT 05E WHO HOP IN TME LORD WILL
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Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 0o a.m. and 5 p.m.
Brucs Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
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The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.,
: unday School .. . . 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service ... . . . . 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .......... .......... 7 p.m. CDT .


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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH ) !
,, '' "A S l sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. 1
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999 PAGE 5B


From left to right are Pamela Renee Gay, Cecelia Collette Carpenter, Micah Levaughn Peterson, State Representative Bev Kilmer,
Nicholas Ashcraft Blake, Crystal Lea Allyn, and Ashley Brianna Creamer.

Faith Christian Grads Addressed by Rep Kilmer
Chrstin'Ads d h I e


Members of the Faith
Christian School Class, of 1999
"turned their tassels" last Friday
night as they walked arrayed in
caps and gowns- and received
their diplomas. The ceremonies
took place at the .monument at
the Constitution State Park, in-
Port St. Joe.
Graduates 'include Crystal


Lea Allyn, Ashle
Creamer, and Mica
Peterson; early .adrm
dent Nicholas Ashcra
homeschool student
Collette Carpenter
Rehee Gay.
Crystal Alln., dai
and Mrs. Bill Allyn o
'r" took home the most a
and, accolades. Rev.
administrator of FCS
Sof Faith Bible' Cl
pleased to announce
Allyn was this year's
uate."
Being the editor
book and newspaper
received the Journa
She also received th
Award and Citizensh
her performance a
among her peers and
-Ientto;Fith Christi
Al1yn also qual
'$1,500 scholarship
Christian College and
scholarship medallion
Another gradt
received awards ,
Creamer. She was re
her performance as
the FCS Chorus, a
assistance as an office
licholas Blake.I
completed one year
Gulf Coast Communil
an early admissions


et/


y Brianna received the creative writing
h Levaughn award. He also played his violin
missions stu- as a final farewell to his class-
ft Blake; and mates and to Faith Christian
nts Cecelia School.
and Pamela Four of the graduates were
members of the BETA Club-
ughter of Mr. Crystal Allyn, Nicholas Blake,
f Oak Grove, Ashley Creamer, and Micah
awards. pins, Peterson-and received certifi-
Bill Taylor, cates. Peterson also received a
5 and pastor key ringfor his service as presi-
hurch, was dent.
e' that,h Miss This year, Faith Christian
"honor grad- School .recognized two home
school students who participated
of the year- in the graduation. Collette
r staff, Allyn Carpenter and Pam Gay, along
lism Award, with their parents, were praised
e Principal's by Rev. Taylor for their difficult,
ip Award for yet honorable work representing
.s a leader many of those who choose to edu-
her commit-, cate their children at home.
an Scha6ol.
[an Scfhool ... The..senior class..was..chal-
lified -for aJ lenged by guest. .speaker, State
to Pensacola Representative Beverly Kilmer.
received the Rep. Kilmer stated that the
n- seniors should "let God lead them
uate. who in all that they were to do" in the
was Ashley future. Every decision should be
cognizedd for made knowing that they should
a member of "follow God's direction."
mnd for her This theme was introduced by
e aide. Michelle Teat (former chorus and
has ..already science teacher at Faith
of college (at Christian) who sang "Where He
ty College) as Leads Me."
student. He The graduation ceremony
Also served as flie awards night
Sfor the high school. Rebecca
'*Peterson, a sophomore, received
I 'various awards and was, recog-
nized" for her place on the honor.
V flAr \ role.


Renee Vinson received the all
A's honor role award, as well as

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awards in Bible, history, language
arts, math, and Spanish. She also
received both the Citizenship
Award and. Leadership Award for
her excellence in academic perfor-
mance and character.
"', Rev. Taylor wishes to thank
the staff at the Constitution State
Museum for their ,assistance for
this commencement service.
Thanks also goes to all of the
faculty, staff, and friends of Faith
Christian School and church
members of Faith Bible Church'
who made this ceremony possible.
A special thank you goes to
Rep. Bev Kilmer and her assistant
Joyce Waters for taking time out
of their busy schedule to speak at
the commencement.


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hooking. Liz Howell, first grade
teachers, displayed some of her
crocheting. Lynn Bennett's mom,
Claudette Michaud, from Milton,
displayed some of her beautiful oil
paintings. Thanks, alll
Also on display in the library
were old art pieces that students
of long ago had done and dis-
played. These people received a
special invitation to come by to
look and take their place as a
keepsake of their days at H.V.E.
As part of the festival of arts,
hobbles, and careers, we had two
special guests to volunteer their
time for the students.
Charlotte Willis' aunt Bethea
Patterson spent two weeks
sketching each student's portrait
in, pencil. The P.T.O. placed the
sketch 'in a frame and each child
was given theirs to take home as.
a keepsake. Mrs. Patterson lives
in Marianna and travels buying
and selling art. She likes to work
in water colors and likes to paint
portraits. She has a B.S. degree in
.art education and guidance coun-
seling .
Mrs. Willis' daughter, Julie
Willis, is Working on her master's
degree in early elementary educa-
tion. She devoted her time to each
class, taking them through an art
experience.
Kindergarten tie-dyed
scarves", and later wore them; 'first
grade made sea shell candles out
of crayon and wax and sea shells;
second grade built butterfly
chimes; third grade tie-dyed t-
shirts;' fourth made molas patch-
" es; and: fifth 'graders built and
designed bird houses. They had to
decorate the house to describe
themselves. After, they had class-
mates 'and teachers, etc. to sign
them as an autograph house.
As lunchtime rolled around,
we found.Jerry Peak grilling those
delicious smelling hamburgers. In
the lunchroom, the fifth grades
enjoyed a special setting on the
stage. decorated for them. "Miss
Kim" Nobles had designed lollipop
planters for them to enjoy after
having eaten lunch.
Our special guests of princi-
pals, former superintendent, and
teachers enjoyed :their lunch in a
designated area with the stu-
dents. Their tables held special
gifts of a flower pot with a starfish


on it and with candy. As some
alumni had shared the a.m.
hours, many more came during
the lunchtime Former teach-
ers, staff, and many students'
came to join in our festivities.
Everyone who attended was
asked to sign a special registra-
tion book designed and made by
the following students: Chairman
Joy Martin, Misty Knobel, Ashley
Thompson, Courtney Thompson,
Ashley Erickson, Bridget Bryan,
Crystal Lewis, Travis Bennett, all
under the supervision of Jewell,
Hopper and Lynn Bennett.
Each was given a moment
ribbon. red with silver engrav-
ing depicting "Spring Fling By
The Bay, 1952-1999" and a
school house and Highland View
Elementary.
The kindergartners presented
a May pole dance followed by the
ceremony of the festivities. Joy
Martin began the ceremony with
prayer. The colors of the flag of
the United States of America and
the Florida state flag were pre-
sented by former students and
NJROTC cadets T. J. Hightower,
Stephanie Hightower, and
Heather Hayden.
As they slowly raised the
flags, Julie Richardson played the
"Star Spangled Banner" as a
singing of voices and a powerful
sense of patriotism flushed over.
the crowd.
Sean Chehardy, Jr. led the
pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Minnie Likely, principal of
Highland View Elementary, wel-
comed all in attendance. She
paraphrased from Philippians the
thought-"We have fought the
good fight; we have kept the faith.
now Is it time to move: on to a
newer life. We need to keep the
spirit and continue to focus on
the positive in life. keep pressing
forward. Our intentions are to
soar, as high as we can go!"
Following Mrs. Likely's wel-
come, two young people from Port
St. Joe High School, Tasmin
Nickson and Quatina Fennell,
sang a most appropriate song,
"The Greatest Love Of All". It was
truly beautiful and powerful as
the words poured forth over the
crowd.
Mrs. Likely introduced former
principals, Barbara Shirley-Scott,
Howard Blick and Sara Joe
Wooten, and former superinten-
dent Walter Wilder, and
Superintendent Jerry Kelley. All
gave a couple of minutes' talk
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Wewa Elementary Names Honor Roll


about their time spent at
Highland View Elementary.
The last speaker, Tonya
(Peak) Plair was unique in the fact
that she attended Highland View
from kindergarten through sixth
grade, now teaches in the school,
and is a parent to her daughter
who is now in second grade.
School Board members
attending were recognized by Mrs.
Likely as Caroline Norton, Oscar
Redd, and Charlotte Pierce.
Following the speeches, the
students and faculty of the school
shared a song written by Lori
Hast, music teacher, to the tune
of "Yellow Submarine". The whole
event was culminated by the
release of over 100 mixed-colored
balloons as a symbol of our spirit
soaring, as the eagle soars in the
sky to the merging of two
schools into one already with a
new mascot selected' by the stu-
dents from both schools the
dolphin!
Cake and punch was served
after the ceremony.
We want to thank everyone
who attended our closing ceremo-
ny. It meant a lot to us as a facul-
ty and to the students of Highland
View Elementary.'
Publishing Party .
Charlotte Willis' third grade class-
room presented "A Celebration of
Writings" in their room last week.
Students had been writing their
stories all year long, arid then
bound them into their own book
form. They picked out their
favorite story and read it to the
invited parents and guests. Great
job third graders! ,
Fourth and Fifth Graders
went on their yearly excur-
sion to the beach at Dixie Belle
Curve. They came back baked,
but otherwise had a great time!
"We Appreciate You"
Party! "Miss Sandra" (Brock,
"Miss Renda Kay" (Aylmer). "Miss
Sharon" (Shearer), and "Miss'
Libby" (Alcorn) were honored with
cake and homemade ice cream.
shared, by third and fourth
graders, and mugs/cut flower
arrangement.
They have truly been a main-
stay of our school, many times
after hours. The lunchroom food
has' been delicious, and the main-
tenance sometimes went beyond'
the call of duty.
VOLUNTEERS ... The adult
and student volunteers 'enjoyed
an end of the year remembrance.
Student peer volunteers Matt
Nolerin Alisha;. "avous,. Joy
Martin, Taylor Green. Bridget
Bryan, Codee Richter, and Lauren
Stansell received a certificate and
other gifts, thanking them for a
job well done.
Adult volunteers Frankie
Howell, Lynne Wells, Lynn
Bennett, Jewell Hopper, Doreen
IMork, Loretta Galnous, Sandra
'Brock, Traci Gaddis, Theresa'
Huntei, Shaleen Smith, Beverly
Crocker, Bethea Patterson, and
Julie Willis all received a collec-
tion of gifts to remind them of the
work they have done for our.
school this past year.
They also were honored with
a choose-your-meal lunch on the
last day of the school year.
Herman Jones also presented our
principal. Minnie Likely, with a
remembrance of her year by the
bay!
The P.T.O. was always doing
something nice for the staff and
faculty of our school, whether it
be donuts or snacks or just plain
helping with chores .. As volun-
teers they ran copy machines, do
the yearbook and so many other
things. Thanks to all our volun-
teers and P.T.O. personnel.
We also thank the Advisory
Council for. serving with us this
last year Glenn Davis, Joe
Nugent, Debra Little, Theresa
Hunter, Lynn Bennett, Charlotte
Willis, Barbara Eells, and Minnie
Likely.

Superintendent Jerry
Kelley made a special
appearance for Award's Day as he
presented the "Odyssey of the
Mind" team and the coaches with
a plaque Alisha Chavous,
Jeremy Couch, Tom Boone,
Lauren Stansell, Matt Nolen,
Daniel Bennett, Kyle Erickson,
and Coaches Charlotte Willis and
Lynn Bennett, and assistant
Barbara Eells. :
After this presentation, all
became dark in the lunchroom!
The screen was pulled down and
Tonya Plair went to a microphone.
Billy Flowers turned the slide pro-
jector on and it began! Mrs. Plair
read from a narrative that she
and Charlotte Willis had written
to the background music of
"Candle In the Wind".


The pictures were from baby-
hood through elementary and
high school days,-to teaching days
and days of fun and hobbies of
Coach Barbara Eells and Herman
Jones. They told the story of two
people who are retiring from
teaching.
They say in a small school
you know everything! Well, we
didn't catch on! It was a touching
piece in time for both of us, as
well as for all who shared in view-


ing the "Out of the Past" with us.
Beach Party The facul-
ty, staff, and P.T.O. held our
annual beach party at Beacon Hill
with lots of games, reading about
retirement, and great grilled eats
(Jerry Peak and Roger Thomas),
and all kinds of great food and
drinks to be had-and to end it all
with a giant bonfire on the beach
with a special treat of those
smoresl Mrs. Likely presented
Herman and Barbara with
momentoes of our days at
Highland View Elementary!
This Article Is Newsy .
but for one more which will be a
little different, adios! Thanks for
letting us share our news with
you the readers! From Highland
View Elementary and Hurricane
News-may the eagles soar to
great new heights!




From

"the

Principal



Wewahitchka

High School,
.by Larry A. Mathes

SUMMERTIME!
Yes, Iknow it is Memorial Day
[written last Monday]. I've worked
many a holiday In my 30 years
here, so one more is not a prob-
lem.
Summer school starts at 7:30
a.m.' June 7th in the Commons. If
you get a letter saying you need to
report for summer school, we're
not "funning"-you need to be
here. Since you didn't manage to
pass. a class when you should.
have, you get a second chance
(I'm not sure why, especially for
free!).
The reasons you need to be
here are multiple: 1-need to
retake a class you must pass to
be promoted: 2-need to retake a
class to keep on track towards
graduation. Reasons listed for not
showing up: I-Don't care; 2-
wanted to go to camp or on a trip;.
3-thought they'd promote me
anyhow. Surprise! ..
_.. WVe really don't have summer
,schoolfout of spite-it's 4 con~niu-
ation of the old "Just give me
another chance" bit. Of course,
what can you say if you give them
a second chance and they won't
take advantage of it-and then get
mad because they don't get pro-
moted anyway.
Office hours during the sum-
mer are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
through Thursday. Summer
school is 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday.
Students may not miss during
summer school. All class time
must be accounted for to the
state. If students miss a day after
the first day, there is not enough
time to make it up In the after-
noon, and as a result the student
cannot get credit for the course.
Also. misbehavior is not toler-
ated at summer school, students
get one warning, and then are
-sent home not to return. Serious
offenses may be suspended with-
out warning. There's just no time
for foolishness. A. brief break
allows time for a sandwich, drink.
or maybe something from the
snack machine. There is no
"lunch" break.
This retirement stuff isn't
bad-someone's always throwing
a dinner, buying gifts, wishing
you well-hard to tell if they're
sorry to see you go or trying to
make sure you don't change your
mind! I hope everyone gets to try
it out sooner or later. I know there
are several at WHS who are chas-
ing mbe-I wish they could join me
now instead of having to wait
another year or two.
Have a great week-I am.


Whitfields to

Hold Reunion
The Whitfield family and
extended family wish to announce
their 48th family reunion to be
held at the Wewahitchka
Community Center at 10:00 a.m.
(CT) on Saturday, June 12.
If you are a Whitfield family
member who plans to attend, the
organizers of this event would like
to ask that you bring a picnic bas-
ket and a gallon of tea. Also, a tal-
ent show is planned for the after-
noon and contestants are to bring
their own music, if it is needed.


The Whitfield family is in the
process of creating a family histo-
ry book. When family members
attend, please be prepared to con-
tribute any stories and/or recipes
that you feel would be appropri-
ate.


Pafper, Please!


The administration and facul-
ty of Wewahitchka Elementary
School are pleased to announce
the names of students in grades
three through 'six who earned
placement on the honor roll for


Despite a very dry spring,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
reservoirs on the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint River (AFC)
System are expected to be at
nearly full levels for the Memorial'
Day weekend, but this will change
in June.
Lake Lanler. which is down
about two-and-a-half feet from its'
full level, is still in good condition
for recreational use. West Poirit
Lake will be near or slightly belo0,
its full level of 635 feet. Walter F.
George will be near 188.5 feet ,a
foot-and-a-half below summer
level bf 190 feet.
"No Corps lake recreational
uses should be impacted at these
lake levels." said E. Patrick
Robbins, chief of the Public
Affairs Office, Mobile District.,
The lake level at Lake
Seminole should be between 76.65
feet and 77 feet, about one foot
below normal and access to some
shallow areas may be impeded.
Recent rain has provided
some relief, but it has not alleviat-,
ed dry conditions in the ACF
basin. Rainfall has been lower,
than normal throughout most of
the Southeast in recent months
-due to the La Nina effect, the
warming of the Pacific Ocean.


the fourth grading period of the
school year.
Those earning "All A's" are
denoted with an asterisk (*); all
others recorded "All A's and B's"
during the nine weeks.


These unusually dry conditions
have led to lower than normal lev-
els at Corps lakes on the ACF sys-
tem.
Corps water management
engineers and project managers
have made every effort to con-
serve water this past winter and
spring.
"Reservoir releases have been
stringently minimized during
most of the winter and spring to
allow the storing of waters for use
this summer and fall." Robbins
said. "Release for both navigation
and hydropower have been sus-
pended In April and May to maxi-
mize water in storage for use-
.later."
Lake levels were held relative-:
ly stable through the fish spawn-
ing periods on the system lakes
during April and May.
"ACF storage and stream
flows are still considerably below
normal. Flows on the ACF system
are approximately 60 percent of
normal during May up to the pre-
sent," Robbins said.
Without significant rain,
Corps officials expect ACF lake
levels to drop in mid-June. Water
releases will be made from system
lakes to provide navigation on the
Apalachicola River from June 10


..F S Studei-VisitFacility
About two dozen elem nary and junior higi school siudentys
recently visited Gulf Pines Hospital to learn more about careers
in the medical profession. The Faith Christian School youth
were given tours and educated on the hospital's laboratory and
physical therapy departments. This photo reflects their enthu-
siasm about the trip, '


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 11, 1999
REGULAR MEETING
The Gull County Board of County
' Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent:: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters Jr., John
Stanley. Jr. and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
absent> '
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larr.
Wells. Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson. Emergency
Management/9 1 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Health Department Admiristrator
Doug Kent. 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,
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
7:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer. arnd Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPI.EMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda,
as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes April 27, 1999 -. Regular
Meeting : .
2. Appointment Emergency Food &
Shelter Board (Charles Carter)
3. Court Order Payment to Harry A.'
McClaren, Ph.D. (#98-158-CF'., *P
Harriman $750.00 to be paid from
Account #61016-31000)
4. Inventory Road Department (Junk *
#100-231, #100-358, #100-451)
5. S.H.I.P. Purchase Assistance Mr. &,
Mrs. Foy Johnson ($11,615.00)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Invoice County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (April, 1999 $2,797.50 to
be paid from Account #21314-31100)
-First Choice Reporters (April, 1999 *
$979.75 to be paid from various Court
Reporter line items) i
-FL Unemployment Comp Fund
(#9975527 0 Nicodemus $28.26)
2. Job Posting Request Maintenance I -
Gulf County Maintenance Dept. -
Truck Driver II Gulf County Road
Dept.
3. Resolution Budget Amendment (Loans
St. Joe Fire Control District Fund -
$161,605.00), as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 99-14
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida has
received unanticipated revenue in the St.,
Joseph Fire Control District Fund for fiscal
year 1998-99, and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to


help pay certain expenditures incurred in
fiscal year 1998-99
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:
I The 1998-99 fiscal year budget is,
amended as follows:
'ST. JOSEPH FIRE
CONTROL DISTRICT FUND
REVENUES:
Other Non-Re'.enues. : ,, :
Proceeds of Installment Notes
4i10669-00000
Original Budget $40,000.00
Amended Budget $201,605.00
EXPENDITURES
Highland Vie% Fire Department:
Equipment
#32222-64000
Ontinal Budget $17.994.00
Amended Budget 852.994.00
:South Gulf County Fire Department
Equipment
#32922-64000 -
Original Budget $17,230.00
Amended Budget $143,835.00
(end)
4. S.H.I.P. Rehabilitation Loan
-Mr. & Mrs. Emerison Addison
($14 000 00)1
-Mr. 6 Mrs William Burrows
($14,000.00)
-Janie Kay Dykes ($14,000.00)
-Johnnie Everett (S14.000.001
SMargaret McCullough IS14.000 001 :
-Alexander Williams 1814.000 )01)
-Purchase Assistance Sarah Kemp
($11:615.00)
POLLUTION ST. JOE PAPER MILL-
Marion Hough, of White City, appeared
before the Board to discuss pollution creat-
'ed by the paper mill in Port St. Joe (dioxin),
stating that this is currently an interest In
several areas, across the United, States.,
Chairman Knox presented, information to
Ms. Hough regarding the Brownfields
Project, and requested -that she check into
this matter.
PROCLAMATION TEEN PREGNAN-
CY PREVENTION MONTH-Health
Department Administrator Kent appeared
before the Board to request that they
approve a proclamation designating May as
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board adopted the following
proclamation:
.PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the residents of Gulf
County believe that the children of this
County should be born healthy, grow up in
a safe and nurturing environment, have the
full support of their mother and father,
experience educational success, achieve
economic independence, and reach their
fullest potential in life; and
WHEREAS, teen pregnancy and child-
bearing increases the likelihood of low birth
weight, development delays and disabili-
ties, and child abuse and neglect for the
welfare and subsequent pregnancies in the
teenage years for the mother; and
WHEREAS, the burden associated
with teen pregnancy and parenting is also
borne by the taxpayers of Gulf County
through increased costs in the areas of


Third Grade-Jonathan
Adkison*, Derek Barfield*, ,Tori
Bowles*, Janessa Campbell*,
Kayla Chumney*, Kaitlyn Gort-
man*, Hall Harden*, Kenneth
Manor*, Whitney M\Tick*, Tiffany


through 19.
Lakes will fall as stored
waters are used to provide a min-
imum usable depth over shoal
areas in the river. Lake Seminole
may fall about a foot to near ele-
vation 76 feet by June 20. Walter
F. George and West' Point Lakes
should each fall about three feet
by June 20. Walter F. George
should be, at 185.5 feet, and West
Point should be at 632 feet. Lake
Lanier should fall about one foot
to an elevation of 1067.5 feet.
After June 20. West Point Lake,
Walter F. George Lake and
Seminole Lake are expected to::
stabilize or rise slowly. Lake
Lanier should continue to decline
about one-half foot to one foot per
week.
Boaters should be cautious. In
June as declining levels may
reduce clearance over underwater
obstructions. Shallow water con-
ditions should expose rocks or
stumps to those swimming or
boating on the lakes. For more
Information about Mobile
District's lake and river levels or
water management information
search the Corps' website at
www.sam.usace.army.mil./SAM/
EN/enhw.


GCTDC Board

Meeting Planned
The Gulf County Transpor-'
tation Disadvantaged Coordina-
ting Board announces a meeting
to which all persons are invited.
The agenda will include the
Community .Transportation
Coordinator's (CTC) Quarterly
Operational and Financial Report,
CTD Trip and Equipment Grant
applications, and CTC Annual
Evaluation.
The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Commission
Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe on
Wednesday, June 9th at 2:00
p.m., 'eastern time.,' *" 'f" r
For m6e "'ilfob atis6fi~bor'*If'
you require 'special accommoda-
tions at the meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment,
contact Vanita Anderson at the.
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at 850/674-4571.


health care. education, welfare, and juve-
nile crime: and '
WHEREAS. in the last 10 years. 227 of
Gulf County a children from ages 13
through 19 years have given birthto chil-
dren; and .... .
WHEREAS. a summit on the preven-
tion of teen pregnancy which included pri-
vate and public representation from around
the State identified public awareness as an
important su-ategy for addressing this
problem: and '
WHEREAS. the I'revention' .of teen
pregnancy should be a priority to the
County: and
C WHEREAS. the County should further
focus its attention on the prevention of teen
pregnancy by building awareness of the
causes, extent and consequences .of the
problem: building linkages between local,
state and natural resources; 'and calling its
residents to action in their communities to
address this critical Issue
NOW, THEREFORE, the ''County
Commission, yby virtue of the authority
tested by Gulf County residents do' hereby.;
proclaim May, 1999 as'
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION AWARE-
NESS MONTH
in Gulf County, Florida.
ADOPTED this 11th day of May, 1999.
(End)
PRIMARY CARE. CHALLENGE
GRANT-Upon request by Health
Department Administrator Kent,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to desig-
nate the Gulf County Health Department as
the grant writer/applicant for.the Primary
Care Challenge Grant (match can be pro-
vided with in-kind services). Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
INDUSTRIAL PARK LEASE-Chief
Administrator Butler presented a proposal
to the Board regarding the Industrial Park
lease to Tele-Med. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, .second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
v6te, the Board approved the lease as fol-
lows: Years 1-3 $0.00; Years 4-5 $0.00.
If 250 individuals are employed $
2,000.00, If 20+ jobs exist $21,000.00 sal.;
Years 6-10 $4,000.00.
COUNTY INSURANCE POLICIES -
COMMITTEE-Upon recommendation by'
Chief Administrator Butler. Chairman Knox
appointed Chief Administrator Butler,
Administrator Wells, and Chief Deputy,
Clerk Birmingham to review the previous
bid specifications and develop a new bid
package for the Board (current insurance
coverage expires 9/30/99).
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Building Inspector Richardson dis-
cussed the April, 1999 report for the Gulf
County Planning/Building Department.
RIGHT-OF-WAY REPAIR/DRIVE-
WAYS S.R. 71-Comrmissioner Stanley
discussed flooding problems which have
been occurring in certain areas of State
Road 71, because the driveways were noti
properly repaired after installation of the
water lines to the Industrial Park. After dis-
cussion, 'the Board agreed for the Road
Department to attempt to open the culverts
below the driveways to alleviate the prob-


Corps Predicts Reservir Levels


lem (to use fire trucks to wash out the cul-
verts. and have the Inmates sand-bag the
areas). After further discussion. 'Chairman
Knox requested that Chief Administrator
Butler send a letter to KMT, Inc. regarding
this matter, prior to the County performing
any work ....
PROPOSED LIGHTING ORDINANCE -
BEACHES-Commissioner Yeager reported
that he had provided each Commissioner
with a copy of a proposed beach lighting
ordinance, and requested that they review
it for possible adoption.
WORK SCHEDULE UNION-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Attorney
McFarland reported that he had made two
(21 attempts to contact the Union represeii-
tative regarding changing to a 10-hour, 4-
day work week. but no response had been
received He further stated that it' may be
the Union s intent to discuss' this matter
during regular negotiations.
MINUTES CORRECTIONS-4-om-
missioner Peters requested that corrections
be made to the minutes of April 27, 1999,
as follows: Page 5-Temporary Laborer -
Road Departinent-"Chairman Peters s/b
Commissioner Peters"; Page 6-Traffic
Control Dalkelth--Commissioner Peters
seconded s/b Commissioner Traylor".
S LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COM-
PANY-Chairman Knox presented a letter
from Excel. Communications regarding
long-distance telephone service for' the
County, and he requested that the Board
review the information.
LITTLE LEAGUE FOOTBALL,
INC./BUDGET AMENDMENT #11-
Chairman Knox discussedia letter received
fiom Little League Football, Inc. regarding
establishment of a "peewee" football league
in Port St. Joe. He passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Peters, and motioned to amend
the Geqeral Fund .Budget (as follows) and
give this non-profit organization a donation
of $5,000.00 to help begin this league.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion and, after discussion, the
notion passed unanimously (4-0).
Chairman Peters returned the Chair to
Commissioner Knox.
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES: Parks & Recreation:
Aid To Private Organizations:
#57172-82000
Original Budget $0.00
Increase $5,000.00
Decrease $0.00
Amended Budget $5,000.00
Reserves: I.. '
Reserve for Conting.
#99984-95000
Original Budget $165,688.00
Increase $0.00
Decrease $5,000.00 ,
Amended Budget $160,688.00
(End)
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commisstoner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the meeting did then
adjourn'at 7:45 p.m.. E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK


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PAPGE 6B


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MINUTES OF THE 0 0 0



[GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
11


'Newsome*, Jennifer Rhodes*,
Mary Taunton*, B~rent Walke*,
Kelly Weeks*, Brandi Whitfield*,
Gayla Williamson*.
Cody Andrews, Rebecca
Barnes, Tyler Bush, Joey Collins,
John Dorman, Brittany Floyd,
Jasmine Freeman. Ashley Gates,
Summer Gride, Elizabeth
Grimsley, Michelle Hand. Faith
'Harris, Brittany Hewett. Brittany
Hoover, Jesse Jones, Tiffanie
Keith, Holly Knowles.
Adri*an Lewis, Meleah Lister,
Catherine Long, Jessica Lott,
Derek McNamara. Paul Myers,
Jesse Parker, Shana Pridgeon.
Stetson Rich, Lisa Richards,
'Audreanna Riley, Joshua Sand-
lin, Kendra Smith. Samantha
Spivey. Joseph Tackett. Saman-
tha Wade, Vanessa \Wait, and
Brittahv Wood.
'Fourth Grade--Sean Bier-
man*, Marcle Jackson*, Robbie
Morris", Megan Peak*, Jessica
Stoppelbein*. Frank Bailey.
Heather Baker. Virginia Casson.
Ryan Cox. Kayla Fanris, Patrick
Gates. Justin Goodwin, Terrence
Hand. Ralph Jamerson. Alex
Jones, Ronald Jones, Justin
Land.
Ellen Manor. Stevie Mayo,
Matthew Miller, Curtis Morgan,
Adam Murphy. Chris Murphy.
Dexter Mvers. John Paul, Blaine
Pitts, Jeffrey Portivent, Hannah
Price. Jeffrey Rigsby, Joey
Shipman, Roy Suber. Michael
Taylor. Joseph Thayer. Amy
Thompson. Bradley Lidell.
Anthony Wait, Jasmine Ward, and
Ashley Wreath.
Fifth Grade-Megan
Crutchfield'. Jessica Jones*, Hali
Price*, Kayla Bailey. Justin
Barnes, 'Tyril Baxley, Tyler.
Bowles, William Chason, Matthew
Dorman, Brenda Driggers, Trey
Goodwin' Cody Harden, Krista
Hensley. Sarah House. Demetrice
Jones. April Kinney. Daniel
McNamara. Clayton Morris,
Deborah Neel. Krystal Norris,
Josh Pitts, Brandon Rouse. Kelly
Shaw, Heather Simmons, Cas-
sandra Stroud, Megan Whitfield.
and Suzanna Whitfield.
Sixth Grade-Sheiletta
Fisher', Jade Gaskin*, Britney
Grice*, Nathan Grimes', Tiffany
Laird*,, Lauren Pierola*. Will
Strange*, Crystal Baker, Zack
Barnes, Kelly Bartlett. Kody
Bidwell, Courtney Bremer. Shelly
Connell, Candice Gordon, Holly
Gray, Kaci Hoover.
Daryl Knee. Sarah LawrTence.
FBtahidy Little, Courtney Martin',
David McD-nald, Bridget Parker,
Jill Pippin, Kayla Rich, Melissa
Sanders, Porsche Sandlin. Brandi
-Sasser, Jeffrey Semmes. Mitchell
Udell, Courtney Wood, and
Charles Wreath.










The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. June 3. 1999 Page Seven


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





For Sale or Trade: 1987 Cadillac 80,000
miles, beautiful car, excellent cond.,
loaded, $3,950. Call 648-4526.
2tp 5/27
95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after 8 p.m. tfe 6/3





1979 20 hp Mercury, excellent condl-
*Jon. never been put in salt water, 8450.
Call after 3 p.m., 227-2096. 2tc 6/3
Kayaksl Ocean kayaks, sit on top, new,
'safe &'funl Sale at the Port Theatre.
Special' offer 10% off for. purchases
including accessories through June 5.
229-9282. 2tc 5/27
13.5' Boston Whaler, galv. trailer, 1998
40 hp outboard, pwr trim, elec. start,
battery, 6 gal. gas tank. low hrs. on
motor, still has warranty; Leave mes-
sage if not home. 229-8781. ltc 6/3





One bedrbo/nat deco-
rated. Cal~2-V27 7. '" ,tfc 6/3
St. Joe Beach mobile home, 3 bdrm., 2
ba., corner lot, walking distance to
beach. $450 a mgnth plus deposit.
2tc 6/3
Secure, well llt storage yard, perfect for
campers, boats, car, etc. Also mini stor-
age units available. Contact .Sharon's
Restaurant at 850-670-8646 or 670-
4880. 8tc 5/27
Mexico Teach mobile home lot. 975
month. 648-4N96. .. -c 6/.3
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 6/3
For rent in Gulfaire Subd. Almost new 3
bedroom. 2 bath home. 1600 sq. ft,
washer/dryer. jacuzzi, $1.000 per
month plus uutlliles. Available 2/15/99.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach. 648-
5777. Lfc 6/3


Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180-
monthly, includes utilli-
ties. Call 229-7121.
SUc 6/3

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


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

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

229-6200


Available Soont One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Available
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat andair
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
S* On-site Managerment
VOICE/TTY ACCESS )L
(352) 472-3952


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


PrriiFirn',


Available June 1, 2 bdrm., 1 bath,
Beacon Hill, 117 Helmet St. Call Bill
Carr, 229-6061 or 229-6961. tfc 6/3
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
message. tfc 6/3
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 6/3
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 4/29
2 bedroom, 1 bath small country home.
Call 763-3139 Wetappo Creek area.
tfc 4/15
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776, tfc;9/25
Liberty Manor 2pts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. 'fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS :tfc 6/3
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen, porch. carport &
laundry rm.'
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer, & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up..
* iOne bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 6/3


Rain or shine Carport Sale 8 a m..
Saturday, June 5th, 334 Bay St., St.
Joe Beach. Few collectables and lots of
ITrisc,. lease.o.earjy birdj.. Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday, June'5, 8-12, '17
Yaupon (1 block past 21st St. off
Monument). Rain cancels, ltp
Garage Sale: Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.
eastern till. 1100 N. 15thi St., Mexico
Beach. New carpet remnants, furniture
and lots more. ltc 6/3





Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
uc 6/3

Office 'space for rent adja-,
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
tfc 6/3

Now Renting Spacious
1 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
Laundry facilities
.* Mini Blinds .
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access q
(352) 472-3952


Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,12'5
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry Facilities
On-site Management
fd Voice/TTY Access s
(352) 472-3952 ---
tfc"5T6


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


Garage and Bake Sale: Hwy. 98 and
Avenue A. Saturday, June 5..
2 Family Yard. Sale: 1402 Palm Blvd.,
Saturday, June 5. 8:00 till 1:00. Rain
cancels. ltp
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8:00 2:00.
Children's toys, clothes, teen clothes/
Bongo, household items. 108 Hunter
Circle Itp
Garage Sale: Furniture, bookcase head-
board, toys, men's clothing & misc.
1705 Garrison Ave., Saturday, June 5,
8a.m. 11:30 a.m. Itc 6/3
3 Family Yard Salei June 4 and, 5. 5090
CR C-30, computer, guitars, stereo
equipment, dishes, books, baby items,
furniture, and much more. Rain or
shine, 8 till. ltc 6/3
Yard Sale: Saturday, June 5, from 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 7118 Georgia Ave., St.
Joe Beach. No early birds please! litp
Columns, angels, etc., home decor,
household items. 650 Madison St., Port
St. Joe, Saturday, 8-1. Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday, June 5 at the
Church of God, Pompano St., in
Highland View. 8 until.
Garage Sale: Grace Baptist Youth,
Frank Pate Park, 8:00 until, Saturday,
June 5. I ltc 6/3
Let us sell it for youl Consignments wel-
come at Wade Clark Auctions, 314 Reid'
Ave. Port St. Joe. Come by or call 229-
9282. Open Tuesday Sat. AB1239,
AU1737. 4tc 5/27





Security guards wanted. Call 743-8960.
Free licensing and training. 4tc 6/3
Two part-Ume acUtvity poslUons needed.
Apply at Sunrise Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th St. No phone calls
please. 2tc 6/3


Qualified pipe welders, fitters and mill-
wrights. 5+ years experience. Call 334-'
792-5164. Mechanical Dept.' Drug-free
workplace. 2tc 5/27


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE'

Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

* Residential *Custom wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A& BR Fence
fehiwig and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREEEstlmates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
.


9" Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
*Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites

[ MILY OWNED .
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Area
Free Estimates & Inspections

K ft i'f~lA~*


Full and part time positions available at
Gulf Fines Hospital In pkicti.resque'Port
St .Joe, FL. \\e are presently seeking
NBRC certified or registered respiratory
therapists with a current Florida license
and ER experience. We offer, an excel-
lent pay scale and a small .hospital
stress free working environment.
Applicants please contact Dir. of
Respiratory: Therapy atl 227-1121 ext.
152. tc 6/3
Gulf. Coast Community College
Administrative Assistant '-7 support the
Gulf/Franklin Center evening activities
byk providing assistance for the 'orderly
conduct of classes. -Handle routine
problems and concerns of students &
faculty; check classrooms to. ensure
readiness for instruction'& provide rou-
tine clerical support. High 'school diplo-
ma or equivalent. Computer skills' pre-
e-rred Evening work hours 2:30 p.m to
10.30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. & 9-00 a m -
5:00 p.m. Friday. Deadline to apply is
June 9, 1999. Applications may be
picked up at: Humarfn Resources,
Admin. Annex Room 104. 'GCCC' s an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and females strongly
encouraged to apply. Itc 6/3
Cashier needed at Walker's` Dixie
Dandy. Call 227-1376 2tc 5/27
Needed licensed massage therapist.
Come by 230-A Reid Avenue. It 5/27
Cashier needed, at Walker's Dixie
Dandy. Call 227-1376 ., 2tc 5/27
Piano player needed for First United
Methodist Church. Call for appoint-
mient. 2tc 5/27
Cashier needed at Walker's Dixie
Dandy. Call 227-1376 2tc 5/27
DRIVERS
Experienced T/T drivers needed for
long haul trips. Runs average less
than 10 days outs. Available benefits
- medical & life Insurances, 401K.
demurrage pay, bonus programs.
Well-maintained equipment, percent-
age and mileage pay. Call Bo with
McKenzie Tank Lines 800-848-3445.
2tc 5/27
Subway is now hiring flexible, friendly.
energetic, honest people. Apply in per-
son. 101 Monument Ave. 2t 5/27
Part time office help. Apply in person at
Bayside Lumber. 2tc 5/27


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


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










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

/ MINI-STORAGE \



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


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


^ Office: 850-229-0018
Fax: 850-229-8976


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


Duct Installers' needed immediately!
Experience preferred. but we will train.
Benefit package, good working
environment. Give us a call or stop by
our ,office for an application. GW
Senice. 2411 County Rd. 30, Port St.
Joe. 550-229-9125. 2tc 5/27
Housekeeper, 7 days a week mornings.
Must be dependable arid hard Working.
Own'transportation and phone. This is
part time. Stop by the Bluewater Inn,
Mexico Beach. '. 2tp 5/27
Receptionist/reservationist. Property
management office. requires customer
Interface. good telephone skills, and
computer literate. Full time position
with benefits. Opening at Simmons
Bayou office of Fantasy Properties. Inc..
227.2511. tic 5,-27
Rotating waitress, cook. bartender
opening available. Must be at least 18
years of age. Year round employment.
Five paid holidays. Start at minimum
wage. Days. hours-and weekends ;varv.
Apply In person at St. Joseph Bay
Country Club. '3tc 5/27
Receptionist/reservationist. Property
management office,'requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, and
computer literate. Full time position
with benefits, Opening at Simmons
Bayotu office' of Fantasy Properties, Inc.,
227-2511. tfc 6/3
Fry cook needed. Part time bartender
and cashier also needed. Apply between
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in person at the Fish
House Restaurant, Mc ico Beach.
Uc 6/3
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty. 227-.1501.
tfc 6/3
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-
18,19. tfc 6/3
Reservationist/receptionist needed at
Mexico Beach office, Part time and
weekend work. Good attitude a must.
CallThompson-Rish Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449. tfc 6/3
Say yW Saw t I7 7T4e Sta-!7


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair:'prices. Home 229-8104, bus: 229-
6803. tfc 6/3

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


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


Fin e





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EXTENDED W

K 648-


Part time office position in the reserva-
tions/frontdesk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail or fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, P. 0. Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL
32410, fax # 850-648-5779. E-mail
address: parkerrealty@digitalexp.com.
.tfc 6/3





2 (blue) La-Z-Boy recliners,,$100 ea or
both S175: 1 very nice end table $25; 1
set drapes. 125x84' blue/while. $40; 1
set fire dogs $20; 17 5 cu. ft. upright
freezer excel. cond. $200. 1 new futon
(bk/blue) S125. Call 227-1992. Itp
Dining room table & 4 chairs, formica
finish on table. cloth padded seats with
high backs. Cream color w/gold
accents, SI100. ALSO: sofa table, square
coffee table, end table, cream with gold
accents, smoked mirror glass inlaid
centers, $100 for all 3 tables. 648-821,1.
Itc 6/3
Travel trailer in 'fair condition (needs
repairs), asking $1,200 or negotiable.
Must see. Call 229-8652. tc 6/3
Oak dining table with 4 chairs & oak
buffet. 229-7000. 4tc 5/13
Diesel Kubota tractor V.ith blade. 5 ft
bush hog and back bucket. Call Bill
Carr229-6961 ufc 6/3.
Daylilies, all colors, red. cream, laven-
der, puink salmon, gold and peach. Jean
Stebel; 6760 Hwy. 71, White City, 827-
1304. tfc.6/3
PHOTO DEVELOPING, available at
Barfield's, 229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. Joe (at former Photo World
Shop)' tfe 6/3

Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Buy Sell Trade. PAWN
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
tfc 6/3
Cabinet style sewing machine by
Kenmor.e. S75 obo. 229-2049. tfc 6/3


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



Steve Brant's


ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC; #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc 6/3


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural deta i
repairs remodels decks fenced:
Insured License #RR0067190


GARRY L. GAD
R CONDITIONING INSTALLAT


WARRANTY F

-5474


REE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL
SERVICE AGREEMENTS


DIS
ION & REPAIR
BRANDS INSTANT, FINANCING

FL UCENSE ER0010992, RAl 154218 )


'THE CABINET SHOPPE

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

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED

H & M IRRIGATION
HAL' KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738



Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL a Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER00 11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


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John Deere tractor & attachments, 870.
4WD, low hours. Includes bush hog,
disc, finish mower, box blade, tilt bed
trailer. $13,500. Call 639-5773 (day) or
639-2578 (night). 4tc 6/3
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port,St. Joe.
AVON serving Tyndall,the beaches and
Port-St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 6/3


*MOBILE HMES,


1997 80x16 Sierra model mobile home,
3BR/2ba., garden' tub in MB, vaulted
celing,kitchen island, floor to ceiling
kitchen windows, box. bay window in /
BR, fireplace, $30,500. 227-1868. /
tfc 6/3


Must See Mint Condition. Mobile
home for sale, 1992 North River by
Fleetwood, 14x70', 2 Bdrm., 2 ba.,
stove, frig. w/d included. Located at
Gulf C.I. Trailer Park, Wewa. Call 639-
1000 or 639-3480. W. Norris IlI
Reasonably pricedllttl 2tc 5/27
1989 14x70 mobile home, 3 bdrm., 2
bath, new carpet, siding & shingles,.
$10.900. 648-8914. tfc 6/,q




As of May 12th, 1999, James Edward
Watford, Jr.:is.no; longer responsible for
any debt incurred by Judith L.--Watford,
310 Madison St., Oak Grove. 3tc 5/20
As of May 27th, 1999, James Larry
Foster is no longer responsible for any
debt incurred by anyone other than
himself personally.. 3tc 5/27


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


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

MARVIN'S

Satellite Service
I331 Geurgia Avenue atll l'I1) 7 1 171 a
FPort St Joe FL 245 Cll 501 8 1 1


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ENCLOSURES- 227-3628
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JEFF'S TREE SERVICE
17 years experience in
Removal, Trimming, Etc.
Free Estimates Low Rates
850-762-4660 5



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

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


Beautiful kittens need a home. Only 11
weeks old. Call 227-3714. tfc 6/3
For pennies more, get latest technology
for active ingredient delivery In _1iqud:
wormersn Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN (229-2727) about HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. (www.happyjackinc.
corn) 4tc 5/13
What's so different about the HAPPY
JACK 3X FLEA COLLAR? WO S
Against fleas ticks. & mites without
systemic poisoning. B&B FEED &
SEED, 639-5488. (www.happyjack-
inc.com) 4tc 6/35


VALUABLE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY,
located at 302 Williams Ave. downtown
Port St. Joe. New electrical, cen. h/a.
masonry and fresh paint on outside.
approx. 2487 sq. ft. $79,900. Call Melba
at Hannon Realty, 227-1450. 3tc 5/6


BARGAIN, LOT FOR SALE, Gulf Alre.
near pool and tennis courts. Call 227-
1258. $23,500. 2tc 5/27

For sale by owner: .home. at 120
Westcott Circle. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, big
lot, Ig. storage shed. 229-9799.
4tp 5/27

Gulf Front by owner. Cape San Bias.
near State Park. 104"x813', S390,000.
Call 647-3828. 8tp 5/6
St. Joe Beach 3 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home. ocean view, 360' to beach.
New roof, great buy, $79,900. Crystal
Sands Realty, 648-4400. .4tc 5/6

S9;,# A Saw 7 e S !


Repair Service

477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Mobile 227-8Q83
Q Office: 227-1402

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


STEVE'S OUTBOARD
MARINE

229-BOAT


A Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
S'. Representative
2 11 Alien Memorial Way
^ Port St. Joe
AVO I (850) 229-6460
Av onI


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227-3628
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MOWER & SAW


REPAIR
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden,
212 Third St.
229-2727
35 years experience
New & Used Equipment Sales
FREE pickup and delivery
(when we do your repair)
c6/3.


Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 tfc6/3 (850) 639-4172



REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
fc5/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
tf c 5/6

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


3 bedroom, 1 ba. home located 106
Redflsh St., Highland View. New septic
tank, vinyl siding, excel. view of bay -
$28,500. 229-6961/227-2077. tfc 6/3
For Sale by Owner' 2 story house .for
sale, 2050 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm., 2 I/2 ba..
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdim. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set7lp'.I.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 6/3
For sale in Wewa; Single wide trailer, .
screen porch, utility room, shady 19t.
some financing, $24.500. 639-5920. ;
tfc 6/3

GULFVIEW1- .Large mobile home lot in-
restricted subdivision. High elevation,..
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hril.
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of. Mexico,
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648 -,
5777. Lfc6/3,

A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75xI50 lot In quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfe 6/3






Want to Buy: Gulf view or.gulf front
condo, Port St.. Joe area, under
$100,000. or home under $125.000."
Call 901-247-5643. 4tp 5/ 13


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CLEANING SERVICE
Residential or Business. Call
229-8909 or 229-9374
Leave Message
2. 5/27



Michael Heatherly

PAINTING
Interior & Exterior
15 years Professional
Neat & Clean
Husband & Wife Team.

(850) 229.8778
Atp 5/20


ST. JOE TREE AND
STUMP REMOVAL
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue *
Port St. Joe
850-647-3405
t 6/3 Charles Tipton


IN-THELCiTCULIlT CO-iRT ICUREE PUBL ICor. trstee NO TICEr t ciatinant S -


IN THE CIRCUITCOURT FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
S iN AND FOR GULF COUjrM'
S" CASE NO.99-29
IN PROBATE "
IN RE The Estate of
JIMMY Z. DELOACH,
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMfINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
JIMMIY Z DELOACH. deceased File Number 99
29. Is pending in the Circuit Cour lor Gulf County
Florida Probate D itlon the address of which Is
Gulf Cotrty Cuurthouie Probate Division, 1000 :
Cecil C. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 The name and address of the Personal
Representative and his 'attorney are set forth
below L
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-
caUtions of the Personal RepresertLaUve. venue or
jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED &WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DirTE of the flret public aion of this Notice of
Admininisrauori 5, 27./99
/s/ S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P, A.
206 E. 4th Street '
. P 6 B o x 3 9 : '- 2 5
Port S Joe. Florida 32457
(8501 229-6211
Fax 18501 229.1619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0224839
/s/ PAMELA D DIXON
261 Stonewall Dnve
Macon. GA 31211
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE.
2tc. Mayv27 and June 3. 1999


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ROBERT M. DUNCAN and 'wife
JULIA DUNCAN and FARM NET.
CORPORATION
Flalnulis.
vs. CASE NO 99-47-CA
DEZ FIGUEIRA. Gulf County Board.
of Country Commissioners. and any
unknown spouses. tenants. heirs.
devisees. grantees. assignees.


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwv. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.


* Household Repairs
* painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051


STUCCO

by DeGraff
Affordable REAl

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


HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS- BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410


ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
ic. #ER0013168 .. 4 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Timet Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups *, Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction


S2026 Marvin Avenue
al Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081


Phone(850)

S -25 Yars Experence- 2^ 29-6859
t' : k 6/3,


STEAM CLEANING 4

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Odor Control 24
Pet Stains

-- (850) 227-5098
STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING

LEANING IN





Hr. Water Damage Z
Free Estimates Z.

or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING


lienors, trustees ,,r other claimants '
claiming by through and under Dez
Figueira. : : ,"
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE;
PURSUANT TO HAPTER.45, FLORIDA
STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
an Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 19 day of May. 1999, in Case No. 99-47-CA. of
the Circuit 'Court of the Founeenth Judicial
CircuIt. In and for Gulf County. Florida. In which
ROBERT M DUNCAN and wife JULIA DUNCAN
and FARM NET CORPORATION are the Plaintmif'fs
and DEZ FIGUEIRA. GulfCounty Boad of County
Commissioners. and any unknown spouses. ten.
ants. heirs. deisees. graitees. a'signees. lienceri.
trustees or other claimants claiming by. throu gh
and under Dez Figueira are the Defe'ndants I ,ill
sell to the highest bidder. lor cash at the front
door of the Gulf County Courthouse In Port St Joe,
Florida. at II 00 lock am (Eastern Datlight
Satinga Tirrel on the 23rd day of June 1999 the
folloawng descnbed property
Lots 14. 16. 18 and 20. Block 20. Beacon
Hill SuTbdivision, according to, the official
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1. Page
2, Public Records of Gulf County,. Florida.
DATED THIS 20 day of May, 1999.
BENNY LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Ys/ T. Knox
: Deputy Clerk
2tc. May 27 and June 3, 1999.


INVITATION TO BID
The City of Wewahtlchk, will accept seale
bids for five 151 generalori Specificautions may be
obtained at Cirv Hall. Wewahiichka. Florida
between the hours of 7"00 AM hrid 400 P M
ICSTI M-F. The city reserves the n.thi to object any
and all bids and to award the bid to the loweai and
best bid In the opinion of the Wewsahiichka City
Commission Bids must be received no later than
4 00 PM (CST) onJune 14 1999 at City Hall The
bids will be opened at the City CoiT.'m-_,ion meet-
ing on June 14 1999ai630PM ICiT)
Jem Union
City Clerk
L.. *1J.., 0y ..-I I.,.J t 1QQQ, : "


SL lMay a2I daU JUJ.I- > J ; r
Public Notice
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
You are hereby notified that the Department
of Environmental Protection has issued a permit
under File Number GU-289 to Nancy H Sherrel for
the construction of a ,two-story, sinle family
dwelling, minor structures, excavation and place-
ment of illW pursuant to Secuon 161 053. Flonda
Statutes Project location Between approximately
52 feet and 160 feet north of the Department of
Environmental Protection's reference monument
R-77. In Gulf County Project address Cape San
Bias Secluded Dunes Area. Pon St Joe The per-
eoll and construction plans may De reviewed at the
office of the Bureau of Beacher and Coastal
Systems 5030 West Tennessee Street. Building B.
Tallahassee. Florida Copies of the penmit may be
obtained by contacting me Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems at 1904) 487-4-475. or by wnung
to 3900 Commonwealth Boulemaard Mall Station
310. Tallahassee, Florida 32399..
A party to this proceeding has the right to
request review of this order by the Governor and-
Cabinet, sitlung as the Land and Water
- Adjudicatory Commission, In accordance with
Chapter 42-2. Florinds AdIrnistratie Code. and
specifically Rule 42.2 0131. Flonda Adminisuratie
Code. To Initiate such a review s.our request must
be flied wtninm twenty (20) days of the aate of this
order with the Secretary of the Commission: at
Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission,.
The Capitol. Room 2105. Tallahassee. Florida
32399-0001 A copy of the request must also be
seed on both the Department of Environmental
Protection. Agency Clerk. 2600 Blair Stone Road.
Mail Station 35. Tallahassee. Florinda 32399. and
on any person named in this order, wIthin 20 days
from the date of this order If the request for review
Ls to be effective
Additionally. any person substanually affect-
ed by this determinauon has the night to request
an adminlsu-aute hearing to be conducted In
accordance with the provisions of Section 120.57.
Florida Statutes Should you desire an administra
tive hearing. your request must comply with the
provisions of Rule 62-103 155. Flonda
Administrative Code. and by Rule 60Q-2 004.
Flonda Admnistrauve Code Requests for such


hearings mpsi be sent to me Deparutrent ol
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and
must be received by the Department within four-
teen (14) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
SIstrative hearing.
S In 'ie eernt thai a legal .uiflcient peuuon
for heanng is no1t 7 iTel, recer ed ,:'u have the
right so seek judicial review of ihli order. pursuant
to SectUon 120 68 Ficnda Stttuie" and Rule
9.030(b)(1)(c) and 9.110, Florida'Rules of Appellate
.Procedure To inimle an appeal. a Nouce of Appeal
must be filed ith the Depritment of
' Environmental FreeCuor,. Ollice o l General
SCour,sel. and '.itih the appropriate Dlt nci Cuun ol
Appeal within truiry (301 daYs of the date this order
is filed with the Agency Clerk IThe NLicte killed with
the Distric Court nmut be accompanied b) the fi -
Ing lee speillfed In SubiectUon 35 221.) Flonda
Statutes
Ile. June 3 1999
NOTICE
SPursuant to Ch. 373. F.S.. the Northwest
Florida Water MaLbiatement District _ircs notice of
receipt of appli.'iuorn 4-.99037 submnuled b, St
Joe Timberland Compan P 0 Box 908. Pon St
Joe FL 32457 'to repair ten agnch-lural impound-
menis located in 57. 18. 19 24 Tf.-6SrRW Gulf
Co For more Inturm3tion. commnentU or obieL'ions
please write to .he DiviSio.n ol Resource Regulauon .
NWT%"MD. 152 Water Managemrenu Or. H mana.
FL 32333 Arnt objecuons or cornments riusat be
S led with the Disurict b 00 pm 06.' 17.99
ltc. June 3, 1999.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
S NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The.Department announces receipt of an
application for permit from James H. Floumrnoy.
File No. 23-0151761-001-DF. to recover precut,,
submerged number from the aiater_ of thle Chipoli '
River beginning just north of Teinrule Creek and
conunues soutr, for approiunimtely 15 ner rile.. to
just north oi Dead Lake The Uimber recovenes will
t be conducted in Gulf Couet
ltp, June 3, 1999. .


SFAIR HOUSING NOTICE AND WORKSHOP
'he City of Wewahblchka Li dedicated to
fair housing principles
Fair housing isa concept that eierione has
a right to obtain housing without discrmunauon
The junsdicUons able hae oficiaally adopted a
Fair Housing Ordminance which prohibits discrmu-
nation in housmg because of race color. nauonal
origin. religion. age 1 ex. handicap and famllial sta-
tus This ordinance couers moit housirt. related
activities such as real estate sale. adveruzing
bank transacrlc.ns mrrngages rentals and any
surilar activity itmtn may ceal with persons seek-
ing housing
These local governments hate developed an
education program to Iniorm residents and other
appropriate persons regarding allurdable ana fair
housing opportunities. y
A short training slslon will be held
Monday, June 14. 1999 at 7 p.m. local time or
as soon Lhereafler as possible in the
WewahiLtchka City Hall.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
For more informaiUon contact Wewahnchka City
Clerk Jem Li.mton at 850-639.2605 This public
session is being held m a handicap accessible loca-
uon Persons needing inrerpreter for heanng.
visior, or language uinpirment or persons needing
special accorrnqldaiaon due to nandicap should
contact he office' of Ms Lmion at the number
above at lease three calendar days pnor to the
meeting.
Wewahltchka is a Fair Housing. Equal
Opporunity. and an Hdicap Responsive Jurisic-
tion
Itc. June 3, 1999.




Worhi atth


Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
CAPE SAN BLAS
Secluded Dunes Lot 1, Gulf Front, approx. 105'x400' avg. depth MOL.
$450,000.
Barrier Dunes #12, Gulf front with great viewl 3BR/3 1/2 BA.. $325,000.
Gulf Front Lot, 131'x380' avg. depth MOL. $295,000.
NEW Barrier Dunes Units with a Gulf View, $118,440-$169,900.
Barrier Dunes 43, 1 BR/1.5BA. $115,900.
New Subd. Clifton Place. Gulf Front Lots. $179,900. 1st Tier $72,000.
INDIAN PASS
New Gulf Front lot, 100'xl 189' avg. depth MOL. $275,000
2 Gulf Front Lots, 100'x397', 100'x500' avg. depth MOL. $250,000-S254,900.
Nature Lovers, 3BR/3BA. FED. FLOOD INS. AVAIL. Great views. $295,000
SALES ASSOCIATES MANAGER
Margaret Fletcher margaretf@fla-beach.com Vicie Davis Cape San Bias
Jeff Fletcher jeffreyf@flc-beach.com
Victor Ramos victorr@fla-beach,com
Kim Harrison kimh@fla-beach.com


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Prudential
kV/mmU Resort Realty of
0 St. George Island


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


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


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




ROMANCE BAY BAYFRONTI
1151 Cape San Bias Rd. Well constructed, 1BR/1.5BA home featuring
11' ceilings, crown molding, Andersen windows and doors, berber
carpet, ceramic tile and hardwood floors, tile-front wood burning fire-
place, plus a separate guest cottage. Spectacular view from 4 acre
secluded setting. $295,000. MLS#3750
01998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and ( are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


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