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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: July 8, 1999
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Gulf County Schools
Meeting the Challenge
Details on Page 2B
PSJ's Constitution
Museum Amended
See Story on Page 3B
Flathead Catfish Classic
Where? When? Page 6B
Local Woodcarver Wins
Worldwide Competition
Photos & Story on Page 8A
Football Regis. Page IOA
AAA All-Stars' State Quest
Line-Up on Page 10A
Langston Scholarships
Awarded to Students
Banquet Results on Page 5A
Law Enforcement Reports
PSJ, County on Page 9A


Wewa to Hold

Mayor/Comm.

Race In Sept.

Wewahitchka will be holding
city-wide elections on Tuesday,
September 7, at the Community
Building in Wewahitchka.
Candidates wishing to qualify.
for the mayor/commissioner race
must qualify between noon on
Julyl9th and noon on July 23rd
in order to seek the post.
Qualifying fees are $29.50.
Anyone wishing to register to
vote in the election should do so
before the registratUon books close
.. ido i August 9 at 5:00 p.m.. ET.
Voters can register either at
Wewahltchka City Hall or in the
Gulf County Courthouse office of
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Cora Sue Robinson.
City Clerk Jerri Linton also
wanted to reminded voters that
Florida law now requires that all
elections be held in accordance
with the time zone of the county
seat. Therefore, polls will open at
6:00 a.m. central time and close
at 6:00 p.m.. CT.
Mayor Rab Dickens currently
is serving as iayor/commnunission-
er on the city board of commis-
sioners.
(See WEWA RACE on Page 3A)


If St. Joe Company Agrees With Idea,


The above map indicates PSJ's current boundaries (bottom) and proposed annexation (gray area).



Time to "Fish or Cut Bait"

PSJ Board Not Happy With Grant Writers' Script


- -* Port St. Joe city-commission-
ers didn't make any bones about
it during their regular meeting
Tuesday evening, they are not
happy with the services of newly
hired grant writers Summit
Professional Services, Inc. (of
Tallahassee).
Mayor Frank Pate brought up
the subject when he explained to
the board that the firm's repre-
sentative had proposed writing a
grant for the city. But, the repre-
sentative added that there was no
money In the grant for his firm, so
the board would have to ante up
before the grant wi-iting work
could be done.
This did not settle well with
the board, since part of Summit's


proposal 'was td do grant- writing'
at no cost to the city until they
successfully procured the grant.
Pate turned the S70,000
grant application over to Ralph
Roberson, chairman of the
Centennial Building Restoration
Committee, for the group to apply
for the funds themselves on
behalf of the city. Commissioners
then turned the fire up on
Summit. .
Commissioner Damon McNair
told the board he would personal-
ly like to see if the city could get
the contract with the firm nulli-
fied. Mayor Pate asked Board
Attorney Billy Joe Rish about the
legalities of doing that.
Rish pointed out that the


Royal American Construction Co. crews are busy at work installing new sewer lines at Mexico Beach.

Mexico Beach Sewer Project Well Underway


The Mexico Beach sewer pro-
ject is underway and in the way.
Traffic is being slowed and
stopped all along the beaches-
first through Beacon Hill due to
road repairs, and how, additional-
ly, all the way to Tyndall as Bay.
County improves the waste water


treatment system of its farther
reaches.

Currently, the tractors and
piles of earth surround the laying
of sewer line on the south side of
Highway 98, and the soon-to-be
main sewer line along the north


side of Tyndall Parkway.
The workers will sweat
through the brunt of the summer
and on into December, Mexico
Beach City. Manager Frank Healy
predicts. However, the primary lift
station on Canal Parkway is
already almost complete.


s'bbard does not currently- h.ve, a
contract with the firm. He noted
that the terms of the contract
have been presented to the com-
pany and they have verbally
agreed to them. but they have not
signed and returned the docu-
ments to date-approximately two
months after being awarded the
job.
Rish further explained that
the contract has provisions for
either party to get out within two
months of the date the contract is
signed, but he felt the city was
currently in position to discontin-
ue the contract. "They have
already not done what they said
(See FISH on Page 3A)-

Urn Brings Ashes
Ashore on Cape
San Blas Beach
While patrolling the beach at
Cape San Bias last Thursday,
Deputy Chris Buchanan hap-
pened upon a sealed cremation
urn which had apparently
washed ashore.
The urn had, ah engraved
plate with the name Jackie
Elizabeth Slack and date of death
being January, 1998, for burial at
sea in Homosassa.
The Sheriffs Department
investigated but was unable to
obtain any information on the
deceased.
Exhausting all other avenues,
Captain Joe Nugent opened the
urn to find a business card and
permit number from the
Homosassa Crertiatorium..
With a telephone call to the
crematorium, Captain Nugent
was put in contact with the
deceased's husband who was,
heedless to say, quite shocked to
learn the urn had washed ashore.
Captain Nugent mailed the
urn back to Mr. Slack to do with
however he sees fit.
Rep. Boyd's Delegate
to Visit Port St. Joe
A member of U. S. Rep. Allen
Boyd's :(D-North Florida) staff, will
be in Port St. Joe on the third
Friday of every month so that the
people of Gulf County will have
the opportunity to discuss, in per-
son, issues which concern them.
A representative of Rep.
Boyd's staff will be at the Gulf
County Courthouse in the down-
stairs conference room from 9:00
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday,
July 16th.


City Could Increase in Size 10 Fold

Port St. Joe city commissioners reviewed a proposal by Mayor
Frank Pate to annex approximately 10 times the current city
acreage.
Mayor Pate told the board he has presented the concept to the
St. Joe Company and is awaiting word as to whether they would
be agreeable to a friendly merger of surrounding property into the
city limits.
The map above depicts an area that would run along the Gulf
County Canal as its northern boundary, encompasses three sec-
tion lines west of Port St. Joe, and extends south to the section
line near Jones Homestead.
There are several areas of property that do not belong to the
St. Joe Company that would have to be considered separately. if
r s the plans move forward. Those property owners and the city would
have to mutually agree before the areas might also be considered
; for annexation.
.,/ The city hopes to soon hear from Chris Hine, Vice President of
i Commercial and Industrial Development for St. Joe Company. on
the company's response to the proposal.



No Answer Yet



On FCPC's Plans


Early last month (June), it
was announced that laid off mill
workers and local businesses
should be getting some word early
in July on the fate of Florida
Coast Paper Company's idle mill.
It looks as though that
announcement will probably be a
little later than that expected date
in coming.
As mentioned in the June 3rd
edition of The Star. Florida Coast
Paper Company's plans will have
to be made in conjunction and
"with the approval of the Delaware
bankruptcy court as they work
out the specifics of Chapter 11
reorganizational bankruptcy pro-
ceedings filed by the company.

Hope to Have an
Answer This Month
,,Those proceedings are sched-
uled. to take place during the
month of July, but It will probably
be the latter part of the month.
Union officials, mill represen-
tatives, bond holders, Gulf
County officials, the City of Port
St. Joe, arid even various state
agencies have been taking *an
active role in working out a
restructuring plan that would
help make the mill's operations as
competitive as possible in today's
marketplace.
Gulf County has led the state
In the unemployment rate for
close to a year as the entire
community has waited for an
answer on the direction the mill
would go. It is no secret that sev-
eral small businesses are hanging
on by the skin of their teeth, espe-
cially those which received riajor
economic support directly from
business with the riill.
Some local leaders have esti-
mated that as many as one-fouith
of the approximately 550 fonrme
workers have already left the area
for new jobs.
In a recent conversation, local
union president John Reeves told
The Star that he felt labor has
done its part in an effort toward
getting the local mill up and run-
ning, and is in hopeful anticipa-
tion of a resolution of the remain-
ing necessary components.

Marina Changes
Plans...Slightly
The Port St. Joe Marina
Grand Opening Gala, in all its
highly anticipated glory will still
occur on July 24, but with a little
less flash.
Unfortunately, due to conflict-
ing commitments, Governor Jeb
Bush and Tyndall Air Force Base
Jets will not be able to attend.
However, local public officials;
state agency representatives, as
well as those from St. Joe/Arvida
and Brandy Marine are expected.
Activities will begin Saturday
morning at 10:00 a.m. (ET) with
music, food, demonstrations, and
a variety of boats-big, small, old,
and newl .
The official ribbon cutting is
scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET.


He holds a positive feeling
about the ongoing negotiations
and prospects for future opera-
tions of the mill.
Many others remain in train-
ing for new careers through vari-
ous assistance grants and pro-
grams. but some of those funds
are scheduled to end within the
next 30 to 60 days. if an extension
Isn't received or the mill does not
reopen.
As one laid off mill worker
stated recently. _We just want an
answer so we can get on with our
lives." Hopefully. that answer will
be forthcoming sometime this
month.


Big Blast
Area Celebrates With
Host of Festivities See
Pictures and Story in This
Issue!


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The Star

PAGE TWO *,THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1999;


Welcome to



Gulf, Nek ton

You'll Find This a Fine Place to Do

Your Particular Kind of Business
WELL; WELCOME TO NEKTON shipbuilding and diving
cruise operations to the Gulf County community. It couldn't be a
more timely arrival, or needed financial shot in the arm.
Congratulations, also,. to the Port St. Joe-Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce for attracting such an operation. We cer-
tainly don't want to forget the part our county commission and
other government officials played in this acquisition, either.
Everyone who played a role in securing this firm is to be con-
gratulated. The positive announcement came at a time when we
desperately, needed a boost in morale. With the decision by
TeleMed to take its marbles elsewhere, after stringing us along for
six months, it was a needed and welcome word.
NEKTON'S ANNOUNCEMENT MAKES use of a resource
which is right under our nose and largely ignored-our proximity,
to the ocean. It's one resource which every other community does-
n't have. On a: recent 'trip to. Atlanta, Ga., we noticed that every,
community large or small, country or urban, had its "industrial
park", but every community didn't have our accessibility to the
seven seas.. ,.
We're unique!
We have been unique since time began. Reading an article the.
other day, we came across reasons why the vicinity of Port St. Joe
attracted interest from the time of discovery by the Spanishi
explorers. We have the only one of two deep water ports in Florida
for miles. Pensacola has the other. We're a natural for develop-
ment. ,
THIS COUP IS ALSO THE FIRST feather in the cap of our
fledgling combined economic development committee, working
with our more veteran Chamber of Commerce. This should spur
along their spirits and make them even more confident of their
abilities and efforts.
Thliis development committee is made up of ordinary citizens,
working with the professionals of the chamber and government,
using the expertise of both to the best advantage of our county.
We're still waiting bn a final decision of certain state designa-
tions to come about, making the project more palatable.
Meanwhile, while we're waiting, St. Joe Corporation, owner of
Nekton's future location, isn't setting idly by. They have arranged
for clearing of the site so it will be ready for development in
September, the proposed starting date for the firm to begin build-
ing.


A Second Thought

THE-PROPOSED C.A.R.L. PURCHASE of Gulf County wet-
lands under the umbrella of preserving precious wetlands causes
us to have mixed feelings for Gulf County's future tax base.
We're all for preserving wetlands and conserving our precious
way of life, but we're leery of what happens to certain properties,
once the state agencies obtain ownership. It's rarely to our eco-
nomic benefit when these agencies become interested in property.
The land adjacent to the rivers which flow through Gulf County
are a good example of what we're talking about. The state agen-
cies became interested in. and acquired several thousands of
acres of river bottom lanids and made' them virtually un-usable by
people. They were fenced out, pushed out and kept out.
NOT ONLY WERE THEY EVICTED from the lands in .the
name of preservation, but this acreage came off the tax rolls"and
nothing was to replace its revenue to the county or our schools.
We have on]lya finite amount of land and when any of it is taken
from the mainstream, we're just left without that much:
Surely, special requirements could, be placed against the lands
in question, so it could be kept in production. Special require-
ments are necessary for the use of other shorelands. why not
these wetlands? We've managed to protect them thus far. We're
even organized a special committee to protect our bay. on our
own. Let's at least consider an alternative use for our wetlands
before we roll over and play dead. losing its productivity, forever!


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert


i Deal of a Lifetime


The first time I proposed to my
wife she couldn't stop laughing,
"Button your shirt, comb you're
hair," she managed to blurt out-
between gales, "climb down off the
horse, get rid of that silly club, put-
some shoes ori and we'll talk."
I was undeterred. But the sec'-
ond time I did try to pick a spot
that would force her to give me an
answer, "Get up off your knees and-
get back in this car," I was begin-'
ning to detect a trend here, "the,
light has turned green-we're"
holding up traffic-they're blowing,
horns, get in the car now!"
The next time we were at the'
swimming pool. "Cathy, I'm going
under the water and I'm not com-.,
ing up 'til you say yes." I took a.
deep breath-"Just tap me on the'
shoulder whenyou have decided."
I took another deep breath-"Now,,
please understand, if you don't
pull me up, I'm' gone forever ."'
Cathy, Cathy? I could feel my face
turning blue and my lungs were
beginning to really hurt. She


must not understood exactly the
seriousness of the situation.
Cathy. Cathy! Maybe something
came up. She was captured
before she could reach out to me.
She might be in trouble I shot
to the surface prepared for the res-
cue-
She was over at the concession
stand eating a hotdog with Bobby
Hall.
I'm thinking what we have
here is a failure to communicate
I found out later she was wor-
ried about me hanging out with
those Cunningham boys ...
I don't remember much about
the wedding. It was, after all, twen-
ty-five years ago yesterday. Mostly,
I recall it being hotter than blue
blazes and she had me. there six
hours before the" thing started! I
wandered down to the basket ball'
goal out past the parking lot and
shot a few hoops with the locals.
I was nervous, the; church was
crowded, somelady hid behind a
big fern and sang a couple of songs
and as I came out Leon unfurled a
big sign indiscreetly across the
back of the sanctuary that pro-
claimed Test, Test, Can You
Hear Me Alright .,. Mighty,
Fine, Mighty Fine.
Leon was the, one spending too
much time down at the,


Cunningham place!
Cathy looked better, and big-
ger. than ever coming down that
aisle. I was praying the preacher
wouldn't read more than I could
remember to repeat, and I kept
whispering. "You were going to let
me drown. You were just going to
let me stay under.. ."
We had a fantastic honey-
moon! We saw the St. Louis
Cardinals play six ball games.
Shoot, they'd let you in the park
back in those days two and a half
hours before the game started. We
saw both teams take batting prac-
tice. We got to know the ushers.
The pretzel man would give us spe-
cial deals. Ted Simmons hit a
home run into the upper deck. The
Cards won four of the six. We'd'
'hang around' after; the game' and"
talk baseball with folks from
Peoria, Cape Girardeau, Paducah,
Kentucky, wherever ... There was
a Kentucky Fried Chicken place
right'down froqi the hotel.
Life is good.,
If .Cathy, had "just had the
money I thought she:had ...
'Twenty-five years!
I was checking the oil in that
old Buick when she told me I was
going to become a father. We
stayed, up late into the night trying
to figure if we, could afford the
to .i afford, ,, the .? .


down payment on the house. She-
was In bed sick with the second:
child when Josh threw up on the'
couch, across the living rooin.
down the hall. all over the bath-
room We stood proudly when
their graduation classes passed
by. We cried silently, and alone, as
Jess left us for the college wars.
Twenty-five years allows for a
lot of betters or worses. ;
On our first anniversary we
returned to? St.. Louis for some
more games. And some more pret-
zels. And another Ted Simmons
dinger. And more Kentucky Fried
Chicken ...
You're going to find this hard
to believe, but I don't remember,
our second anniversary. We had a
kid by then. I was trying to keep-
pace wi th the bills. Cathy's sisters -
had found out where we lived. ..
I don't exactly remember tlhe
third or fourth either. I'm sure we
did something special. I know
along about sixteen ,or seventeen.
we went on a cruise. And one year
I bought her a set of tires. And just
last year she gave me a sprinkler
system., And we near 'bout always
went out to eat.,
But twenty-five is a special
milestone. I wanted to do it up
(See KESLEY ON PAGE,3)


The scene depicted in this photo has become a common
sight at Port St. Joe's city boat launch since summer has'
warmly greeted the city.
On many days, vehicles.towing boats of all.types and
sizes spill from the parking area set aside for them out onto
the shoulders of Cecil G. Cpstin, Sr. Boulevard, Frank Pate
Park, Baltzell Avenue, and any other spot nearby that can be


It Took a Lot ofCooks to Make This


WELL, HERE I go, fudging on
my first full week of retirement.
I'm- writing this on Friday, June,, ET
25,; immediately after I finished" E A
with my column, lamentiiig' my
retirement. I had so. much tto do
this week that .1 had to write this
column early. Too, it's a continu- *
ation, or second episode, of the' "
one last week.
It still has to do with my shucked the teeth of its drive gear
retirement. After all, it. took- me out all over the floor and came to
47'years and eight months to get a screeching halt.
around to retiring. 'How could I I've told you that it was out of
tell you all about that story with production for many years aind
only one column? there was no place I could order a
It ought to take several more replacement gear from. Buying a
to complete the, story because the new press was an impossibility.
rest of the story offers thanks to By the good graces of Andy
you people for, making The Star Martin's drip welding shop, it got
possible. going again.
Also, it was only by the good Several times we had prob-
graces of a host of people over the lems" with the electric rheostat
years that the paper came out .'. which controlled the speed of the
. on time .... every day, through "press "motor.
fair weather and foul .. Harry' Brewtn, Bob Jackson,
Billy Howell, Braxton Ward, Leon
ONE -DAY OUR press... Lee and Raffield Fisheries' electri-


clan, each dropped what they
happened to be doing and came
to our assistance when it gave
trouble.
What I'm' saying here, is that
through a collective effort of most
of the good people of Port St. Joe,
the AN Railroad, St. Joe Paper
Company and others too numer-
ous to mention, we managed to
keep everything running.

THAT FIRST MONTH we
were in business here-Novem-
ber, 1952-we did a total of $800
worth of business. At that rate we
wouldn't be here much after, the
month of December, 1952.


You good folks rallied around
a young whipper-snapper who
was still wet behind the ears,' but
with a growing family to support,
and, you made sure:he was able to
meet his, neecjs. from ,that time
forward.
SIf it, hadn't .been for, your
patronization, .your support, t'he
whole 'thing ,wouldn't have
worked. Believe -me., I know it
well! .
Most of the ones who sup-
ported us in those early daysare
now dead and gone; :but,' they are
still well and' fondly remembered.
They made the early days
possible, which saw us into 'the
latter days in fairly good shape.

WE HOPE WE have made a
difference in the life of Port St.
Joe, by our'having come this way.
It has been our desire that we do
so.
If we're remembered in any
manner, we hope it is that "He
was worth ,the efforts we expend-


Broth!

ed to help him." And my wish ,is
that I have filled a need for this
little, city on the shores of St.
Joseph Bay., .
,You folk.took care of me arid
my. family; I hope youfeel that I
have served you, in return. .,
In the .early days, youi helped
us' watch out for our children,
from the'-day that Willie, who is
taking over 'these- operations,
walked off down -Reid" Avenue
without his clothes on to. the day
Carol--the. last child--graduated
from high school, you:helped us
with the rearing :of .them all. ,
SYou gave us'the business and
support which was needed when
we had to buy shoes a dozen pair
at the time. You helped 'us with
sending them all to college. You
helped. to guide them, all to an
active life in church. 'You helped
steer them away from crime and
a life of debauchery.

YOU HAVE 'BEEN the. best
neighbors a'person,ever had. You


have provided us with a home'fin
a community where one needn't
lock the doors behind him' when
he was away .froin' home for a
while.. '
You have provided us:-with a
community. to 'live.in where one
isn'tfdrced to take the keys:out of
his car if he didn't choose to and
reasonably' expect to find it still
parked wihere'he left it.
You have provided us a. ome
in a community where you 'don't
meet strangers. Everyone is a
friend and greets you with. a wave
of the hand or a shouted greeting
whenever you. meet.
You have provided us with: a
community to live 'in and support
where one isn't'overly concerned
with gun's and what. misery they
can inflict on people.
You have given us ,the best
place in the world to live and.rear
a family and I sincerely appreci-
ate it.'


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
',- by The Star Publishing Company o Port.St. Joe, Jnc.
Second Class Postage Paid, 6t Port St. Joe, FL
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'Commoissioner David Horton
said, "It's time to tell them to fish
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Kesley

(From Page 2)

right. And you cannot believe my
good fortune, the Wewa High
School baseball team had their
banquet on "our" day. I juniped for
joy when we received the invita-
tion. "Cathy. it's baseball and a
meal! I'm taking you out to the
crowd, to the peanuts, to the
Cracker Jacks.. "


"I1 don't care just as long as it's
riot Kentucky Fried Chicken!"
And I also came up with the
perfect gift. I gave her a stainless
sleel pie server. Listen, it won't
rust. you can't break it, it comes
with a lifetime guarantee and if
you hold it just right in the light ..
it looks like silver .
Hoping For Extra Innings.
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The board continued its meet-
ing until noon Wednesday at
which time they decided to call a
workshop session with represen-
tatives of Summit Professional
Services, Inc. to clarify, the firm's
position.
Form "New" Downtown
Redevelopment Committee
Commissioners named a nine
member Downtown Redevelop-
ment Committee to oversee and
make suggestions to the board
concerning the entire scope of
downtown development, includ-
ing St. Joe Marina's out-parcels of
property.
The city currently has a
Downtown Development Commit-
tee. but the commissioners' new
appointments would expand the
committee from seven to nine
members and also expand their
responsibilities.
Current chairman Wayne
Taylor pointed out to the board
the need to tie the marina proper-
tv and the downtown area togeth-
er to create a natural flow for vis-
itors to the area.
Taylor and' Wesley Ramsey


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will remain on the committee and
will be, joined by Jeanie Mims,
George Duren, Rex Buzzett, Ralph
Roberson, Bill Kennedy, Carl
White and Jacque Hanrce.
Looking At Auditor's Contract
. Mayor Pate requested permis-
sion from the board to ask the
board's attorney to review the city r
auditor's contract and see If and
when the board might be able to
have it nullified. He explained
that the city can save between
$7,000 and $8,000 annually by
going with a local provider. In
light of the current budget crunch
and need for local jobs, he felt the
board needed to review the con-
tract.
Attorney Rish pointed out
that he was not sure the city had
a contract with the Jacksonville
firm that is currently providing
the service. He said the city char-
ter calls for him, as city attorney.
to sign such documents and he
had not seen documentation to
sign to date.
The board will probably fur-
ther discuss this matter at its
next board meeting.
In Other Business


*Decided to consider using.
.revenue from the- marina lease,.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1999 i-.G


Free Sand ='s Free Leveling? Wewa Race
, Several area contractors have Engineers, has sent letters to from Page 1
taken advantage of the City of those contractors requesting The Wewahitchka City om-
Port St. Joe's offer to take some, them to discontinue the sand mission set and approved these
or all, of the sand excavated'from hauling. The property has now dates and guidelines during its
the marina's boat basin. Please reached a point where it is close regular board meeting Iast
Project engineer Bill Kennedy, enough to grade to stop the Monday evening (June 28th).
of Preble-Rish, Inc., Consulting removal. :InOther Business
Kennedy told city commis- InO er Business
agreement to construct a signers that he also requested Commissioners held their
conmunj t civic center, as that the contractors offer their special second and final public
requested by Mayor Pate.. services and use of their equip- reading on an ordinance concern-
*HirequeedCurtisay to oversee ment to leel the site for the city ing garbage container placement.
Hired Curtis Ray to oversee before they pull out their equip The board passed:the ordinance
recreation activities at the ment. following the hearing.
Washington Recreation Site, as It calls for residents to place
requested by Public Works He said at, least two of the their garbage ,containers on city
Superintendent Terry McDaniel. contractors, Ake Septic Tank rights-of-way adjacent to the
Ray has to serve a six month pro- Service and Todd Land Develop- roadside, in front of their property.
baUonanr period before perma- ment, have 'agreed to help with -i *The board .also decided to
neny being hired to the position, the process; and he was sure that ,hold a workshop :one hour prior
*Heard a report from the most,,if not all, of the other con- (5:30) to the board's next meeting
Centennial Building Restoration tractors would also., on. July 12th to further reew
Committee asking for approval to o t r h review
apply for $50,000 in historic The city; is wanting. to have bids for emergency generators.
preservation grant funds for the site completely cleared, and *Ctv Clerk Linton also
architectural and design specifl- leveled before the marina s grand informed the board that the
cations. The board agreed with opening on July 24th. Shriner's Club has committed to
the request and Mayor, Pate gave participate in the annual
the committee chairman, Ralph St hristmas parade on, December
Roberson, an application for 1 8th.
another $70,000 in grants.
*Passed a variance for Gulf
County Association for Retarded ---
ClUzens & Transportation to relo- ......
cate its group home to 504 Peters -
S'treet. .


*Waived water and sewer tap
fees for the Gulf County Health ,
Department's new building to be'
located near Ward Ridge.
*Agreed to explore getting.
assistance to; improve the city
boat launching facilities at Frank
Pate, Jr. Park.
*Decided to hqld a water
plant and wastewater treatment
plant workshop to look at cost-
cutting measures. Mayor Pate has
proposed, to the board that they
look at consolidating the two
departments.
He said that the changes
.c-,.eould save '. .-approximately
8200.000 per year which is about,
what the city expects to lose in.
revenue from this year's tax,
receipts. Pate added he hated to
see anyone lose 'their jobs, but it
was either that or raise taxes.
"We're elected to do what's best
for the city." he said.
During the board's continued
session Wednesday. Pate's recom-
mendation failed to gain any-r
headway. dieing for lack of a
motion for consideration. Mayor
Pate said he would not bring the
matter before the board again,
obviously perplexed by the com-
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Need to Start
The Editor: -
My husband and I have
recently moved to Gulf County
from Gainesville. FL. Though we
are new residents, we have been
coming to this area for nearly
venty years, drawn by the natur-
beauty. the accessibility of one
of the nation's .most beautiful
beaches and the quiet pace of life
here. When we learned that we
would be moving to this, area, we
looked' at' living in Panama City
(for about 15 minutes) but decid-
ed that Gulf County offeredd the'
'quality of life we desired for our-
selves and our young daughter.

Good Neighbor
Dear Editor,
While fishing last week out of
the Hide-a-Way boat ramp, I did a
dumb thing. .
'After a great day of fishing,
my 23' Robalo, I 'came in, loaded
my boat and pulled across the
street to check everything on my
boat out.'
SIn my rush, I left myl wallet
arid 2 quarters on the hood of my
:Blazer. Heading back home to
Blountstown, I, got to. the
Overstreet bridge and noticed, 2
quarters on my hood. Oh no!
Mark, you didn't! I did.
1I drove back Iooking at every-
'thiig on the highway from dead
Tfrogs to pifiecones.
No luck. I was sick. $209 was
a lot but all my credit cards and
'driver's license. A nightmare.
'Dejected, I: drove, back home,
came into my house and saw the
answering machine blinking. I hit
play and Officer Scott Silva from
Mexico Beach' said a gentleman
ihad found my wallet All the cred-
4it cards and $209 still there! I
-sank to my knees with prayer.
David Gainous from Port St.
Joe had seen $20 bills flying
across the Highway (98) and
'stopped. Money' was everywhere.
SHe could have kept it all but did
what he knew was right and
turned it all in to the police.
What an honest man.
I sent his whole family out on
a night on the town on me.
Thank you David!
Mark Nolton
P.S. David is a hero. He is also
a mechanic and I believe you
could trust him!


Planning Now
Gulf County is an area on the
verge of dramatic change. Recent
articles in both The Star and the
Panama City News-Herald fore-
shadow what these changes could
mean for the residents of Port St.
Joe. the Beaches and Cape San
Bias.
An editorial in May by News-
Herald editor, "Bjorny", cautioned
Bay Countians to be informed
and vocal in directing the hnew
growth coming to their area.-A A
later news story reported on the.
problems faced iii Walton County
in relation to private beaches and
public law enforcement of access
to those beaches.
The Star recently published
an article, on the ac-quisition of
coastal lar'ds by the state.to pre-
serve the ever diminishing public
access. These pieces have strong
implications for Gulf countians,
too.
Change and development of
this last vestige of 'old Floi-da' is
inevitable. Many aspects of that
change will be welcome. An influx
of new' residents will bring new
businesses, an expanded tax base
and more job. opportunities for
local' residents. .However, develop-
ment will bring challenges and
problems for citizens and, local
government as well.
How will Gulf County deal
with the demands on existing ser-
vices such as police and 'fire/res-
cue? What resources are available
to help meet expanding demands
on local health care? :How will the
county accommodate dramatic
increases .in,,solid waste collec-
tion?.
Can. development along major
roads be designed to allow safe,
smooth flow. of traffic? How can
we assure that low and middle
income families will not be priced
out of the housing market (e.g. St.
George Island and Apalachicola)?
Above all, how will .we ensure the
preservation of one of the most
beautiful bodies of water in North
Florida-St. Joseph Bay?
As the St. Joe Company
begins to change the face of Gulf
County forever, we should be con-
fronting these questions and
searching for solutions. County
commissioners should be in-
formed and active in understand-
ing what St. Joe/Arvida has
planned for this area well in
advance of implementation.
Opportunity should be pro-


for Future
vided for public comment and
input from services and cormnu-
niUes that will be affected by
growth. Similar communities
such as the Destin/Ft. Walton
Beach area should be examined
to help understand what the pit- i
falls of unrestricted, undirected
growth can be.
The years ahead will be ones
of great change and opportunity
for Port St. Joe and Gulf County.
I only hope the citizens and their
elected representatives will be
active in helping to direct that
growth so that it benefits all the
residents of.this area.
Jennifer Mercuri

Damaged Headstone
Dear Sir,
Sometime in early May of this
year, a grave was damaged in
Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka.
The headstone was knocked over
which caused it to fall forward
and crack both slabs. Someone
then used machinery to set the
headstone back' up and this
resulted in scratches to the head-
stone. The grave is located on the
:back road on the curve, on the
right side of the cemetery, and is
the grave of Robert Nowell.
The Sheriffs Office has been
inveAtigating this case but has no
leads. The funeral' homes, vault
and monument companies -and
the City of Wewahitchka have all
been contacted to try and deter-
mine how this: happened; howev-
er, no one has knowledge of how
this happened.
We feel that this was an acci-
dent and that someone may have
witnessed the incident. If anyone
has any knowledge of this situa-'
tion, please contact the family. We
have been advised, that to repair
the damage will cost about the
same price as the original cost.
The family does not have the
money to restore the headstone
and slabs to their original condi-
tion. The family member resting
in this grave site was a very spe-
cial person and dearly loved by
the family. Any help will be great-
ly appreciated. Thank you.
The Nowell Family
(Please contact Sylvia Nowell
Alsobrook, 171 Castlewood Lane,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, (850) 639-
4182/home or (850) 674-5901 ext.
101/work)


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"Same Time, Next Year"

Playing at Dixie Theatre


The next offering at the Dixie
Theatre in Apalachicola is
Bernard Slade's adult comedy,
"Same Time, Next Year".
"Same Time, Next Year" fol-
lows an unusual love affair
between two people who ren-
dezvous once a year. Twenty-five
years of manners, morals and
attitude are mirrored by the
lovers.
George meets Doris in a
California Inn-in 1951 and they
agree to meet annually. Both are
happily'married parents and loyal
to their families-except during
their brief encounters.
The six scenes, each five
years apart, capture the prevail-
ing mood of America. The life
transitions for the two lovers
never quite synchronize, making
for hilarious, often volatile con-
trasts.
"Delicious; with wit, compas-


sion, a sense of humor and a feel
for nostalgia."-New York Times
"Altogether lovable ... Gen-
uinely funny and romantic."-
New York Post
"Same Time, Next Year" runs
through July 11th at the Dixie
Theatre in historic Apalachicola.
Performances are at 2:30 p.m. on
Wednesday and Sunday, and at
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. For reservations call
(850) 653-3200.
Future features will include:
Murray Schisgal's, "Twice Around
the Park'", July 14-25; Neil
Simon's "Last of the Red Hot
-Lovers", July 28-August 8; a mid-
summer benefit concert July 31
at 2:30 p.m.; and John Ford
Noonan's "A Coupla White Chicks
Sitting Around Talking", August
11-22. Other features will be
announced at a later date.
The Dixie Theatre is located
at 21 Avenue E in Apalachicola.


Mohr-Brock to Wed Sat., July 9


Kerigan Addle and Ramsey Dell Pickett

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The babies are being carefully
watched over by their big sister,
Kimberly, and big brother, Kyle.
Kerigan and Dell are the chil-
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Their grandparents are Gary and
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.all of Port St. Joe: Great-grand-
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Port St. Joe and Lila S. Lowery of
Nettleton, Mississippi.
The lucky godparents are
Ronald and Leisa Pickett of Port
St. Joe and Matt and Debbie
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Shelton-Kimble

Are Engaged
Mr. Willie Shelton and Mr.
and Mrs. Tyrone Taylor. all 'or
Lake City, are proud to announce
the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Keisha
L. Shelton to Gabriel M. Kimble..
Sr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Kimble and Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sanders, all of Lake City.
The wedding is planned for
3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21',
at New Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church. on Martin Luther King
Drive, in Lake City. A reception
will follow at the Lake City
Women's Club on Martin Luther
King Drive.
The bride-elect is a 1992
graduate of Columbia High School
and is employed as an officer with,
the Columbia County Sheriffs:
Office. The groom-elect is a 1988.
graduate of Port St. Joe High'
School, and is employed as an
investigator with the Columbia
County Sheriffs Office. All family'
and friends are invited to attend.

Juvenile Justice and
Domestic Violence
Councils Will Meet
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday. July 15, at 4:00 p.m.
ET at the Gulf County Library
located at Highway 71 North in
Port St. Joe. Membership is open
and the public is welcome and
encouraged to attend. For further I
' details and information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at 227-
7340.
The Calhoun/Gulf Domestic
Violence Council will meet jdst
prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council at 3:30 p.m. The public is
also encouraged to attend


issue of The Star stated a mistak-
en ceremony date.
The couple will exchange
wedding vows on Friday, July 9th,
beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET) In the
sanctuary of. Highland View
Church of God.
All friends and family of the
couple are cordially invited to
attend and witness this blessed
event.
The Star regrets the mistake
and' apologizes for any inconve-
nience ,this misprint may have
caused.



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Anastasia Gabrielle Thomason

Anastasia is 3!
Anastasia Gabrielle Thoma-
son turned three years old on
June 6. She celebrated with a
Barbie party, on June 5 with fam-
ily and friends.
Anastasia is the daughter of
Shaun Thomason and Jodie
Hopper. She is the granddaughter
of Carl and Joyce Hopper of St.
Joe Beach and Carolyn Lloyd of
Highland View, and the great-
granddaughter of Pat Norris of
Port St. Joe.


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engagement of their daughter,
Sheila R. Hightower, to Jason W.
Register.
Jason is the son of Jimmy
and Mary Register of Tallahassee.
The ceremony will be Satur-
day, July 24th, at Long Avenue
Baptist Church at 4:00 (ET). No
local invitations will be sent. All
friends and family are cordially
invited.
Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club News
The Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet Thursday,
July 8, at 7:00 p.m., at St. James'
Episcopal Church, located at 800
22nd Street.
The July program, "Log
Cabin", will be presented by mem-
ber Susie Pippin. There will be


Jason W. Register '
Sheila R. Hightower .
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needle and thread. Light refresh-
ments will be served and guests
are cordially invited.
"Sit'n Stitch" will be 'the
fourth Thursday of the month,
July 22, at 7:00 p.m.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1999 PAGE 5A


Gulf Pines Hospital Meets Fire Codes


PSJHS Class of 1969-Today!
Members of the Port St. Joe High School Class of 1969 confirmed the adage that "you do
get older, you just get better" as they celebrated their 30th reunion with weekend-long activity
They kicked' off the holiday weekend at Butler's Restaurant enjoying an evening of fine food a
fellowship followed Saturday with a "barbecue by Teedy" at the Centennial Building.
Many of the classmates also participated in a dinner cruise later Saturday evening.


Norris Langston Scholarships

Are Awarded to Area Student,


Eighteen students represent-
ing Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka,
Carrabelle and Apalachicola gath-
ered at Port St. Joe High School
commons area to recieve the Nor-
rig D. Langston Youth Scholar-
ship, organized yearly, since
1997, by David B. Langston,
brother of the late Norris D.
Langston.
.In the ceremony, a musical
prelude was given by Tasmine
Nickson, singing "What About the
Children Speakers included
Superintendent Jerry Kplley, Prin-
cipal Chris Earley, Franklin
County School Board member
Willie Speed, FAMU student
.Cheyenne Harrison, FAMU Presi-
.dent Dr. Frederick Humphries,
Kenneth Parker, Deon Long, Esq.,
Central Florida Community Col-
lege Educational Opportunity.
Center Director, and special guest
Bill Hodges, basketball coach at
'Murray State University in Mur-
ray. Kentucky.
Scholarship recipients this
*4 year were chosen on the basis of
Recommendation by teachers,
principals, and counselors. The
recipients this year were as fol-
lows: Michelle Carroll, Rodrick
Chambers, Melissa Chapman,
Rebecca Cope, James Faison,
Shenita Frazier, Kristi Gay, ~Dalia
Hamilton, JQssica -Iil1, Phillip
McElravey, Rebecca Pittman, Far-

v Senior Citizens
Roast Beef Dinner
S: The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a deli-
cious roast beef dinner with
snowflake potatoes, au jus gravy,
buttered green beans, buttered
whole kernel corn, cole slaw, hot
buttered rolls, iced tea and home-
made cake for only $5 per plate.
| This dinner will held on July
'16 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT
at the Wewahitchka Community
Center. There will be door prizes
awarded from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. also.
All proceeds will be used to
make improvements in the center.
', 'The bathrooms will be upgraded,
new ceiling tile installed, exterior
painted, and the hall to the center
; .remodeled.
Members of the staff and
Board of Directors will be on hand
i to accept donations and answer
questions about the project.


S. Gulf Pines Hospital, at long
last. can celebrate its passing of
the State Agency for Health Care
fire life safety standards.
The $50,000 project was initi-
Sated in order to upgrade the facil-
i' i"'s obsolete fire safety system.
S '-The lire codes were different
When the building was built and
change frequently, still," says
1" usan Boykins, an administrator
at Gulf Pines.
The project was started in the
L^ middle of last year and was
brought to an untimely halt due
to problems with a sprinkler
installation company. Then, in
April of this year, the hospital
switched sprinkler companies and
)n't jumpstarted to meet the deadline,
les. reached in late June.
and The upgrade consisted of con-
structing a smoke barrier wall
which halves the building, new
alarm systems, extensive sprin-
kler systems, new piping and a
n hew fire hydrant..
At the time of the modifica-
tions, the hospital had 18 admit-
ted patients. The state and the
administrators of the hospital


The Norris D. Langston Scholarship Foundation presented 18 students with scholarships and
eight citizens with its "Wall of Honor Award" on July 1. Standing left to right are organizer Dr.
David B. Langston, Beth Jackson, wife of former GCCC coach Jack Jackson, FAMU President Dr.
Frederick Humphries, guest speaker Bill Hodges, Supt. Jerry Kelley, and Port St. Joe High School
Principal Chris Earley. r. .
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ica Quinn, La'Trika Quinn,
Christopher Sims, Albert Strick-
land, Jr., Mario Swanston, Jessica
Williams, and KiJk Williams.
The Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a
non-profit organization which
provides educational services to
devoted, promising students, in
order to promote post-secondary
education. Its funding comes from
the contributions of friends of the
foundauon. .


In addition to the young
scholars, recognition was given at
this' event to the' Norris D.
Langston "Wall of Honor" recipi-
ents. The upstanding citizens who
received this award on the basis of
their positive impact on youth and
on the community are as follows:
Gertrude Jackson, Dessie Lee
Parker, Cora Sue Robinson, Amy
Shackelford, Geraldine Shears,
Wilhelmina Swanston, Willie 0.
Wright, and Ocea Mae Wynn.

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agreed that the commotion could
be an unpleasant situation and
therefore decided that no more
patients be admitted until three
weeks later. The remaining 18
were moved to avoid any potential
problems.
"We are just so, so pleased to
see it is finished. Our hospital is
probably one of the most fire-safe
hospitals in the state now,"


Boykins remarks.
The hospital staff celebrated
the completion of the project,
along with Independence Day, by
having a pig roast party last Fri-
day.
The hospital is now up and
fully functioning, even better than
before, with the approval of the
state. I


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Best Blast on the Beach


Mexico Beach blasted itself
into another record-breaking
Independence Day. Canal Park
was the focal point for this two-
day celebration.
The festivities began with a
Sandy Shoest5k Walk-Run. In the
men's division, Clint Wallace took
top honors followed by Daniel
Howell and Ben Wallace. In the
women's division, Lori Mote took
first followed by Marie Howell and
Wanda Cahill. Jacob Howell, six,
took first place in the children's
division.
A spirited children's fishing
contest had two large flounder
competing for top honors. Young
Kelley Roberts, assisted by her
granddad, Tom Driggers, pulled
in a whopping 22 1/2-inch floun-
der. With what appeared to be an
unbeatable fish, young Roberts
watched the other 34 anglers fish.
Nick Hunter, assisted by
George Hunter, awed the crowd
when he pulled in a 26 1/2-inch
flounder to take the first place
trophy. Lindsay Hosey's 13-inch
whiting took third place.
A juried art contest awarded
Mexico Beach resident, June
Combs, with "Best of Show."
Carrabelle's Josefa Benavides
took top honors in the 2-D com-
petition with the oil painting,
" "Quincy Landscape." Another
Carrabelle resident, Ethelle Nich-
olson won best in 3-D with her
shell craft wreath, "Small Things
from the Sea."
John Arnold took first place
in the Mayors' Cup Sailboat Race
and set a new record time in this
event.
In the sand sculpture contest,
the 12-and-under winner was the
Kings, "Octopus" followed by the
Sellers' "Sea Turtle" and Dustin
McPherson's "Drip Castle." In the


Burkhart's "Castle With Moat"


13-and-under division, the Burk-
harts' "Castle with Moat" took top
honors followed by the Jack-
son/Krause team's "Tropical
Beach Scene," and the Sharks,
entry, "Shark Attack."
The mixed group division had
the defending champions, Harris'
"Star Wars" as, winners. The
Seitz's "Mermaid" and the
Hillards' "Alligator" followed suit.
A yo-yo and trick kite flying exhi-
bition rounded out the daytime
festivities.
As dusk settled over the
beaches, the holiday crowd was
entertained by Panama City's
Gray and Blue's Jazz Band fea-
turing Kathy Swinberg. The mel-
low sounds were in perfect har-


mony as the gentle waves provid-
ed back ground rhythm. Special
surprise guest singers, Tom Higgs
and wife, provided an evening to
remember.
Then the,"Best Blast on the
Beach" ooohed and aaahed the
several thousand beach. visitors
with a:fireworks display shot from
a barge anchored in the emerald
green waters. Master! Shooter,
Chris Besch, and Classic
Fireworks by Events, Inc. provid-
ed the best display along the gulf.
Congratulations go to the
Fourth of July Committee and
Dana Dement for providing fani-
lies a fun-filled, safe 4th of July
holiday.


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cooking hamburgers and chicken sandwiches for the players to
sell. The team is endeavoring to earn funds to finance its
upcoming trip to the state tournament.


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Local Woodcarver Wins Worldwide Art Competition in Switzerland


Painstakingly applying a
straight blade to wood, Tom God-
win has amazed and intrigued the
public with his intricately detailed
knick-knacks and strangely alive
features that are characteristic of
his carvings.
For 32 years. Godwin has
carved, predominantly for plea-
sure, and occasionally for busi-
nesses like The Tradin' Post at
Cape San Blas.
Through a coincidental chain
of events, Tom has been recog-
nized world-wide for his talent,
winning first place in the Con-
gress of International Artists
Tournament, free-style division.
Tom's lucky story begins in
December of 1998, when the Sec-
retary of the. Congress, David
Smith, and his family visited Cape
San Blas and noticed a figure
carved out of a cypress knee that
Tom had created for ,The Tradin'
Post. Smith was so taken by it
that he tracked Tom down and
inquired about buying some of his
work. Smith also suggested that
he enter his work in the United
States/Florida division of the con-
test. Tom thanked him, but clear-
ly expressed that he had no inter-
est in that matter. He then offered
a different solution: "He said, 'I'll


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do all the legwork, you sign the
affidavit and we'll split the win-
nings." Tom reveals, "I really did-
n't think much of it."
The family soon returned to
their home in Missouri, but Smith
could not get the wooden likeness
out of his mind. He called Tom
again to inform him that he had
the papers to be submitted and he
(Smith) was prepared to enter
Tom's work. This plea struck a
chord, with Tom and he decided
that he would enter the state con-
test on his own.
Placing third in state, he qual-
ified to be one of the 12 finalists
that would represent the nation at
the judging in Basil, Switzerland.
Tom's sculpture was placed in
a. category according to the
method it was carved. His was
made with simply a straight edge
blade' and a bit of creativity. The
figure also met the 16.5 inch
height limit. The category was free
style.
"Free style is just a fancy
name for whitflin'," he reveals.
Tom's figure of 'The Three
Travelers" was one of 100 entries
from around the world, in his cat-
egory, that made it to their
nation's finals, and yet he took
first place by storm.
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love it. It isn't exactly a lucrative'
business."
Nonetheless, Tom received a
monetary reward along with an
"asundry of carving stuff' and a
plaque, which was shipped to him
from overseas. All the winners,
were given the opportunity to auc-'.
tion their winning piece to a cast-',,
ing company, which would make
a mold of the piece and reproduce'
it in mass quantities, ultimately
reducing its value. Tom declined,;
stating that he wanted to "keep it.,
in the family".
Since the win, a casting com-,
pany from New York has contact- ;
ed him directly offering to buy the,.
work. Tom is still not interested;
"I'll be darned if I .am gonna turn


time with his art. He envisions
creating a special line of pieces
made especially for commercial
use, at that time.
A few years ago, a carving in a
large tree stump at the Dead
Lakes earned Tom a feature in the
book Ripley's Believe. It Or Not, to
his amazement. "To this day, I
don't know how Ripley got a hold
of that," Tom says.
The only clue in this mystery
is an obscure credit mentioned in
the article to a man cited to live in
Lynn Haven.
Looking back at his accom-
plishments, Tom gets a sentimen-
tal tone in his voice when he
speaks, of his artistic inspiration,
a high school english teacher by
the name of Jean Webb.


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Pictured here are three of Tom Godwin's creations. The cen-
ter figure of "Three Travelers" earned first place in its division
in a worldwide artwork contest.


Lieutenant Tom Godwin
"It's funny. I barely made
third in the state here, but in the
S whole world I won first!" says
Tom.
-' Baffled by hi qccomplish-
ment, Tom is also reluctant to dis-
cuss his actual winnings. He
states, "I don't want anybody to
think that you should do this
because you are going to get a lot
of money. I worked 30-some-odd
years to get where I amn, because I


This face in the middle of
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around and give It to somebody,"
Tom says in defense of his deci-
sion.
The contest is held every four
years by the Congress in Switzer-
land. It includes three categories:
true-life form, nature, and free-
style. Free style is the only catego-
ry where the tool used is restrict-
ed to a simple straight edge. The
jury views the artwork and makes
its decision throughout a four-
month process. Tom was notified
in April that his piece had made In
to the top 25. Then again it May,
he learned it had reached number
one of the top 10.
Tom currently is Lieutenant
in charge of criminal Investigatlon
at the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department. where he has served
15 years.
As his retirement nears. he
looks forward to spending more


At Earnest Ford High School
in, Escambia County, this teacher
set, aside classtime for what was
then seen as "unconventional"-
artwork. She required her stu-
dents to do artistic projects in her
english class. Tom says. "That
creativity she brought out is what
inspired me to do all this."
Another prompt for his cho-
sen artistic medium comes from
his experiences while stationed in
Alaska, during his time in the Air


Force.
"In '67 I was stationed in
Alaska and I watched the eskimos
carve the ice-that's where I got
the carving part from," Tom says.
Tom and his wife, Pat, are
upstanding citizens of Wewahitch-
ka. He frequently visits the Dead


Lakes, which lie on the edges of
Wewahitchka, where he analyzes:
the cypress knees',and stumps';'
and envisions forms in their
grain. Now, his talent has earned.
the admiration of an audience
that extends from the boundaries
of Gulf County, all the way to the
edge of the globe.


Tom takes cypress knees, like the ones above, from around
boat docks, puts them through a detailed cleansing process, and
carves the image that that shape portrays.


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THEFT AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CONSTRUCTION SITE
Sometime between Tuesday,
June 22nd and Tuesday, July
6th, person or persons unknown,


removed 50 metal roofing panels
from the construction site at the
St. Joe -Elementary School. The
panels are slate blue in color, are
44 1/2 feet long and 16 inches
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A'1 herded my crew, visiting
friends from Atlanta. and all the
kids down to the beaches July 4th
to.watch the fireworks display at
Mdxico Beach. Thousands of peo-
ple.with lawn chairs, blankets, and
coolers crowded together to watch
what has become our 4th of July
symbol: fireworks. Collective gasps
arid'kids' squeals of delight audi-
bly applauded each brilliant burst
In [he dusk's waning light.
Looking across the virtual sea
of people craning their necks sky-
ward for a better view. I noticed a
small, but growing close knit
gpoup of, men -and women 'who
never looked up, but instead ner-
vously watched the, crowds that
ooohed and aaahed at the
Independence-Day display.
Shellcrackers are the name of
the game in freshwater. Joe Hasty
at Shiner Diner says they are bit-
ing real good right now on crickets
or earthworms. The bass have
moved back into the shadows in
the .shallows now. that the water
level is back up. Buzzbaits in yel-
lbw or chartreuse at dawn or dusk
4re the choice baits.
With catfish tournaments in
6ur area gaining popularity and
press, Hasty says more and more
recreational anglers are targeting
the channel and flathead catfish in
area lakes aridrivers. Over the hol-
days, Hasty said 5,000 or more
people came to the Dead Lakes
area to fish, picnic, and visit with
family and friends.
In the bay. anglers are playing
second fiddle to the scallopers.
Eckley Sanders at Presnell's
Marina averaged launching 100
boats a day during the first week of
the season. Scalloping this year is;
better than last year's. says
Sanders, but is not a banner year
so far. ,
These tasty shellfish are scat-
tered around the bay, and many
stops-may be necessary to gather a
two galloh lirit. Wayvback in the
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opening day. Others found good
quantities only a few hundred
yards out from Presnell's channel.
Regardless of the number of,.'
scallops you gather, snorkeling in
St. Joe Bay Is a sport In itself. The
trout fishing is still producing
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pound range. Topwaters. small
pinfish. or fresh shrimp are the
choice baits.
The holiday week had record
numbers of boats on the water.
Scattered successes were reported
on kings. Spanish, snappers, and'
grouper. The fish are moving from
one area to another almost daily, A:
hotspot today ,is zilch tomorrow.:
The old carbody sites pro-
duced some nice kings in the 15 to
20 pound range Saturday, and
.Sunday, then from' the VA reef to
the Gatewood got hot on Monday
and Tuesday.
Bottom fishing is still produc-
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black snapper and an occasional
keeper grouper. Live baits triple'
your odds for success. .Moving
around is the key to finding fish.
Amidst the oooh's arid aaah's
of the beach blast crowd, I heard
other whispered names like
Saigon. The Delta, Hamburger Hill,
and Kuwait City. The oldest in this
small group gathered on our placid,
beaches this evening, with cloudy
eyes but keen mind, spoke of.
another beach but only for a
moment. He instinctively flinched
and shuddered as the fireworks'
crescendo increased..
From the shadows came sever-
al' others. A handshake, often a
hug, and more often a tear greeted
each newcomer. Paris Island '65,
Bragg in '68, Pendleton '84, Le
June '89 were names enough.


As the firework
hated the fac
Independence Day
group melted quiet)
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y crowd, this Port St., Joe) was arrested 'on'a
iy back into the failure to appear warrant for pos-
hrongs of faml-I session of marijuana, less than
d neighbors. 20 grams.
Ih a heavy price1 -' BURGLARY ARREST
Last Saturday. July 3rd.
Harvey Martin. of Wewahitchka.
was arrested and charged with
burglary. '
It is alleged that on or about
May 30th of this year, Martin
entered a home in the: Wewa-
hitchka area and took a Sony
Playstation and several accompa-
nying games.
Investigator Rita' Piercy was
fet~ f able to track down the'stolen mer-
chandise to Savannah, Georgia,
where Martin had allegedly sold it
tes '. :': to a friend. F :
CARTED OFF To JAIL
S While on patrol on Monday,
SJuly 5th, Deputies Shawn Butler
and Paul Beasley spotted a vehi-,
cle on Highway 98 that matched
the description 'of one which the'
Bay County Sheriffs Office was
searching for in reference to an;
earlier theft of a go-cart from
WalMart.
ITThe deputies found the motor
PORTUNITIES, .vehicle operator's driver's license'
Swas suspended, and also saw a
'ANC sign'in the bed, of the truck which
said '"WalMart Garden Center 6-
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3 The deputies arrested the dri-
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revoked. She was additionally
charged by the Sheriff's
Department with possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana
and possession of paraphernalia."
I .; They also detained the' other
two occupants of the vehicle,
Daniel Dillon and Shawn
Carpenter, for the Bay County
Sheriffs Office.


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$6,000.
Anyone having knowledge of
where these roofing panels can be
located or who took them, please
contact Sgt. Butch Arendt at the
Port St. Joe Police Department
(229-8265 or the COPS Hotline
229-2677).
HAS ANYBODY SEEN THESE
FELLAS?
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is looking for the fol-
lowing individuals on active war-
rants for their arrest:
*Nicholas' Wendell Morning.
date of birth January 13, 1979;
*Bernard Wilson, date of birth
May 9, 1957:
*William Lewis Reydles, date
of birth February 4. 1968: and
*Michael M. Jefferson. datp of'
birth March 2. 1958.
Anyone with information
regarding their location, is asked
to please contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department at 229-8265 or
the COPS Hotllne 229-2677.


(Sheriff's Beat)

SWIMMERS RESCUED
On Wednesday. June 30th,
Gulf County Sherifls Department
deputies responded,to Cape San
Bias, in the area of Aruba Street.
It had been reported that two
swimmers were stranded on a
sand bar. Apparently the pair had
been caught in a rip tide and
made it to the sand bar. but were
too tired to move onward to the
shore.
First on the scene was Deputy
Chris Buchanan. who communi-
cated to the swimmers that a boat
was on the way to aid them.
Investigators Marty Williams
and Tim Hightower arrived with
the vessel and brought the swim-
mers to the beach. Both were
extremely tired, but not injured.
SCUFFLE LEADS To ARREST
Friday. July 2nd, Sergeant D.
W. Forehand responded to a
reported dispute on Columbus
Street in St. Joe Beach. After
arriving, the deputy calmed the
dispute, and as he was sending
those Involved on their way. he
initiated a warrants check on
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SWednesday. June 30th-
David Garcia,: 51, H/M, .of
Washington County, two counts-
of ,battery on a law enforcement
officer; Jacobo Chigin, 38,: H/M,
of Miami., possession of contra-
band in a Department of Correc-
tions facility; Damon Marshall,
27, B/M, of Jacksonville, aggra-
vated batterN: Larry Jackson,' 47,
B/M, of Port St. Joe, aggravated
domestic battery: and &Charlotte
Rouse. 41, B/F ,of Port St. Joe,
failure ? to appear': (worthless
cheeks). ,,
..'Friday, July 2nd- James'
Simmons, 23, W/M, of Mexico
Beach. failure to appear (posses-
' slon of less than 20 grams of mar-
iuana): Harvey Martin, 20. W/M,
q91 Wewahitchka. burglary; Kevin
,,Hanneken. 22, W/M, of Wewa-
Shitchka. driving while license sus-
S'pended or revoked: and James
'.Porter. 20, W/M, of Kinard. v1ola-
S-tion of probation (purchase of
cocaine).
Saturday. July 3rd-Amy
bavidson. 27. W/F. of Wewahitch-
ka, sexual battery; and Hilton
.-'Sewell. 47, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
.'0olation of pretrial release.
I Monday. July 5th-Lizia
'Hardy. 38, W/F, of Panama City.
violation of probation (dealing in
,stolen property) and six counts of
:vorthless checks; Cedrick
Beachum, 26, B/M. of Port St.
Joe. battery; and Madison Martin.
22. W/M. of Port St. Joe, battery.
.JULY 6TH COURT SENTENCING:
eDarrin Calloway pled no con-
test to a charge of carrying a con'
.cealed weapon and possession of
.less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Calloway was arrested on New
Year's Eve 1997. He was sen-
tenced to three years probation, a
$500 fine. and 300 community
hours.
S*Benamin Rudolph Dennis
:,pled no contest to cultivation of
marijuana. Dennis was arrested
in August 1998 when deputies
found several marijuana plants
growing in the back yard of his,
Wewahitchka home. He was sen-
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*Mark Dean Harriman pled
no contest to charges of aggravat-
ed 'assault" with a weapon (two
counts), battery, and reckless dri-
ving. He was sentenced to 18
months of community control, fol-
lowed by 36 months of probation,
fined $500, and he must do 100"
community hours for each year
he is on probation.
*Willie Harris pled no contest
to violation of community control
for the sale of cocaine. Harris was
sentenced to 24 months in the
Department of Corrections.
*Lizia Hardy pled no contest
to charges of dealing in stolen
property, petit theft, and three
counts of criminal mischief.
Hardy was sentenced to 14
months of community control.
*David L. Hutchirinson pled no
contest to a charge of felony dri-
iing with license suspended or
revoked. He was sentenced to
three years bf probation, fined
$500, 'and '100 community hours.'
*Valencia Marsh pled no con-'
test to violation oI probation for
the sale of cocaine. She was sen-
tenced 'to 1 i8 months'', of
community control, and her 'pro-
bation was extended for two addi-
tional years.
S*William Nayor pled no con-
test' to charges of felony driving
with 'license. suspended or
revoked.' He was- sentenced to
three years of probation, fined'
$500, and must perform'i300
hours of community service.
eRuthenia Rouse pled no con-
test to violation of community
control for the sale of cocaine. She
was sentenced to 354 days in the
county jail.
ePamela Wilson pled no con-
test to a charge of grand theft.
She was sentenced to three years
probation, lined S300, and must
pay restitution in the amount of
$3,900.
*Waylon James Porter pled
guilty to violation of probation for
possession of cocaine. He was
sentenced to 18 months
community control.
G.aar Cox pled no contest to
charges of cultivation of marijua-
na. He was arrested in October
1998 after a search warrant was
served at his home. and an indoor
growth of marijuana was found.
Cox was sentenced to three years -
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Little League Football, Inc.

Registration Is Ongoing in PSJ


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South Gulf County School District
area will continue through.

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Thursday, July 8, during normal
business hours at the Athletic
House located at 319 Reid Avenue
in Port St. Joe.
Final registration will be
Friday, July 9 at the Fire Station
on Williams Avenue in Port St.
Joe from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and
Saturday. July 10, at the Fire
Station from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Those wishing to register
need to bring their birth certifi-
cate, photograph, evidence of
heath insurance coverage (if avail-
able), parent or guardian and $50
registration fee. Players need to be
present to be measured for uni-
forms.
The $50 registration fee
includes all equipment except
shoes and forearm pads.
The younger division .(Sting
Rays) will consist of boys -who are
at least eight years old, but not
older than 10 years as of August

Boys who are at least 11
years old as of August 1, but not
13 as of that date, and who will
not be in the seventh grade as of
September 1. w il be in the older
division (Manta Rays).


Gulf Aviation Inc.

Open House and Annual Fly-In
at Costin Airport / Port St. Joe (A51)
is scheduled for Saturday, September 4t 1999
12:00 noon til ? (Sept. 5th = Rain Date)
Featuring:
Aircraft Displays Airplane Rides
Aircraft Demonstrations Bar-B-Que
Parachute Jumping Live Band

A Day for Fun in the Sun, Bring the Family
Any one or any organization wanting to participate in
this event please call Betty or Kerry at 850 227--1232
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Baseball Banquet
Honored Gators
Local townsfolk came out to
honor the varsity Gator baseball
team at a banquet on Wednesday,
June 30.
Head coach, Grant Graxi-
tham, spoke highly of his team
and those who helped them in
their pursuit of a winning season.
Several people volunteered' :
their assistance to' the team this
year. Among them were: Mary
Pridgeon, Caroline Norton, Heldi
Wiley, Kesley Colbert, Jerry
Kelley, Wayne Flowers, Luthus
Hand, Dr. William Truby, Larry .
Mathes, John Curtis Gates, Grant .
Rish, Jana Traylor. Ray Morris.,..
and Jan Traylor.
Recognition went to Dave-
Davis, who received a scholar-,
ship from Gulf Coast Community
College and Kelly Forehand, whq ,
received a scholarship from
Chipola Junior College. .
Davis and Forehand also
received awards for 1st Team All-
State. Philip Hall and Brandon
Jones received awards for 2nd
Team All-State. '
Other' team awards went to:~
Bradley Shavers-most improved,
Blale Rish-utility player award
(for 'a player, who plays 'severalt'-
positions), Kelly Forehand--.:.
infield award for the least number,.
of errors in the season; Philip-
Hall-best outfielder, 'Dave
Davis-pitching award, and_
Brandon Jones-best offensive
player. .':.
Most valuable player awards:
went to Dave Davis, Kelly
Forehand, Champ Traylor and,

AAA All Stars
Begin Quest for'
State Saturday
The Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth AAA All
Stars (10 years and Under) will
begin competition in the state-
qualifier District IV tournament
this Saturday, July 10, 'in
Callaway. This sanctioned tour
ney will be played according to a
double-elimination bracket.
Other area leagues entering
teams in the competition include
the. host, Callaway, Bayou
George, and Franklin County. The
team which emerges victorious
earns a berth in the state tourna-
ment scheduled to' begin on
Friday, July 23rd in Okeechobee.i
Opening day action will
include a 6:00 p.m. CT'game fea-
turing a battle of Franklin County
versus Callaway, followed by id
match-up of Bayou George anid
Wewahitchka slated for 8:00 p.mi.
CT.
Port St. Joe drew the bye at
last Saturday's credentials quall-
fying meeting and will therefore
face Game #1's winner at 6:00
p.m. CT on Monday.
Everyone is invited and
encouraged to take the short hop
to Callaway Saturday nd
throughout the following week
(until Thursday,t or possibly
Friday) and support your favorite
Gulf County team. A $1 donation
will be asked of those (eight years
or older) attending the tourney.
Other Dixie News
*The Port St. Joe DLie Boys
14 year old team lost to Holmes
County in Its bid for the district
championship last Wednesday
night 'in the', five team double-
elimination tourney hosted by St.
Joe. Stats on thefinal game were
unavailable at press time. ,
*The Wewahitchka Dixie
Baseball "Farm Team" All Stars
won the championship over Pprt
St. Joe in the final games hosted
by Springfield.
The report from the field was
that "great sportsmanship" was
exhibited by both Gulf County
teams during and after their "bat-
ties" on the field. In the day where
fighting on the little league field Is
not uncommon, these players and
coaches are to be commended for .
this positive approach.

Gulf Rifle Clubl
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a 22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday ,
morning, July 10th.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots ,
fired at bullseye targets placed 25 ,
yards from the firing line., ,
The silhouette match will fol- '
low the completion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shdts '


Brandon Jones.
After 'the players received
their recognition, they presented
an award: to Jan Traylor for her
exhausting efforts on behalf of the
team. :
The Gators' winning season
ended with the team hitting 42
home runs and moving into the
final four in the playoffs. Who
could ask for more? .;;


fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50. 75. and 100 yards from the
firing line.
All handgun shooters are
Invited to participate in the
monthly matches. For additional
information call 229-8421.
Last Saturday morning the
Rifle Club held its monthly hi-
power rifle metallic silhouette and
Smallbore Rifle Metallic Silhou-
ette matches.
Bobby Gay won first place in
the hi-power match by knocking
down 10 targets. Robert Branch
was second with seven and John
Fadio was third v'rith four targets.
Bobby Gay also won. the
smallbore. match by downing 20
targets. Robert Gay was second
with 19 and Robert Branch was
third.
Open House at Gulf
Co. Beaches Volunteer
Fire Department
The Gulf County Beaches
Volunteer Fire Department will
have an open house on Saturday,
August 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00'
p.m. ET to exhibit its new
pumper/tanker truck. BBQ sand-
wich plates, including chips and a
drink will be available for $3.
There will also be a giant yard
sale to benefit the fire depart-
ment. Donations may be dropped
off at the fire station, located at
7912 Alabama, Avenue in St. Joe
Beach, on Monday nights from
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET or call
647-5253 for pick-up.


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The Dixie Boys 13-year old
All-Stars will have a car wash
Saturday, July 10th, from 10:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Discount
Auto Parts on Highway 98 in Port .
St. Joe. ,.- ,
All proceeds will be used to
offset expenses as the team par-


ticipates in the Dixie Boys State,
Tournament in Ocala July 24-30.

Lady Shark
Volleyball Clinic
The Lady Shark volleyball
team and interested new mem-
bers are invited to participate in a
volleyball camp at Port St. Joe
High School on Thursday, July
29, starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.
: Mike Izumi, former Troy State
coach, will be offering his services
to teach advanced skills,
Participation by all interested
players is encouraged. There will
be a small fee involved. Please call
Coach Ramsey or Coach Riley at
PSJHS. 229-8251. for more infor-
mation.

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Son of Wewahitchka Resident


Backing NATO's Peace Plan


in


War-Ra


By: David W. Crenshaw,
Photojournalist assigned to the
Navy Public Affairs Center in
Norfolk, Virginia
Floating silently off the coast
of the former Yugoslavia in the
Ionian and Adriatic Seas is the
largest naval force assembled
since Desert Storm. Their goal is
simple-to stop the suffering of at
least 1.5 million ethnic Albanians,
liberate their homeland and safe-
ly return them to their cities and
loved ones in Kosovo.
With the prospect of peace in
the war-torn country, sailors like
Daryl Walls, son of Sherrie N.
Wons of Wewahitchka, know
they're doing their part to restore
stability and cooperation within,
the region.
As a crew member aboard the
aircraft carrier, USS Theodore
Roosevelt, Walls' is one of the
nearly 6,000 men and women
who are deployed to provide sup-
port in the Adriatic Sea.
A 1998 graduate of Wewa-
hltchka High School, Walls joined
the Navy the same year. "I figured
I'd try It so I can learn and see
other places," he said. "Also, my
father is a lieutenant on the air-.
craft carrier, USS Carl Vinson,
and I wanted to follow in his foot-
steps."


As an aviation ordnanceman.
Walls maintains the armories and
builds the bombs that will be
dropped by Theodore Roosevelt's
air wing. "I love being around ord-
nance and'weapons," said the air-
man recruit. "My mission is to
help my country, and I'm doing
that by doing my job right."
Currently,; the carrier and its
battle group are operating in the


ivaged
Mediterranean Sea in
operations Allied Fore
Guardian. The Unitec
joined 18 NATO allies
other nations in provi
nel, equipment and
this operation. The U
has contributed in
2,000 tons of food, 1
shelter, 700 tons ol
and 50 tons of medical
For Walls, naval
been a learning expert
as a chance to serve
"The most important
learned is coping with

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n support of pie," he said. "I've also learned
ce and Joint that if you keep your head up and
d States has do what you're told, you'll do
and several fine."
ding person- Nevertheless, he noted that
weapons in even with participation in opera-
nited States tions like Allied Force and Joint
excess of Guardian, naval service has also
,900 tons of included many unique and excit-
equipment ing experiences. "Thie most excit-
al supplies, ing thing is looking at the ocean
service has when we're out, and watching the
lence as well planes fly," he said.
his country. Which is perhaps whyWalls
t thing I've says he wants to stay on active
a lot of peo- duty until he's eligible to retire.
"I'd like to go to school. and be-
come a commissioned officer." he
said.
ion Wherever the winds may take
him, Wails will know he signifl-
ffect cantly contributed to the stability
and peace In an unstable world.
fishermen He'll also have the pride and sat-
lown straps isfaction that comes from wearing
a loop com- a Navy uniform.


posed o01 non-coated steel wire
measuring 24 gauge or thinner, 2
x 3/8-inch non-treated pine dow-
els: or squares to replace the hook
on tie-down straps, and a 3 x 6-
inch panel attached to the trap
opening with 24 gauge or less
wire, of single strand jute !on, all
blue crab, stone crab, and black
sea bass traps.
.The use of a 24 gauge hook or
tie-down strap on blue crab, stone
crab, and black sea bass traps.is
prohibited. Each commercial blue
crab trap fished in Florida waters
,must be permanently marked
with the harvester's blue crab
trap endorsement number.
One-inch identification num-
bers on blue crab trap buoys are
no longer required.


Panhandle Philatelic Society

to Sponsor "Stampfest III"


The Panhandle Philatelic
Society will host "Stampfest Ill".
the third of four shows in 1999.
.on July 31. The show will be held
at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
located at 205 Carol Avenue (next
to Home Depot) in Ft. Walton
Beach. Show hours will be 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission and
parking are free. Free stamp col-
lecting newspapers. will be.avail-
able.

Some dozen stamp dealers,
from all over the South will offer a
wide variety of United States,
Confederate and Worldwide


stamps and covers stamp collec-
tion supplies and literature as
well. Many dealers will offer infor-
mal, verbal appraisals of philatel-
Ic Items. The U. S. Post Office at
Shalimar will offer current U. S.
stamps at this show.
Collectors of all levels of
expertise, as well as interested
non-tollectors. are Invited to go
-.and.--sel, trade,.-buy-.-ior-.-just -
browse among the thousands of
items on display.
The next quarterly show will
be held October 30. For addition-
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Domestic Violence:


Build a Support System


Written by: Pam Martin of
the Salvation Armny Domestic
Violence and Rape Crisis
Program
Many survivors of domestic
violence were severely isolated.
They were Isolated from their fam-
ily and they were prevented from
making friends. After the abuse
they may still suffer from a lack of
closeness with people.
After a Utme of betrayal, some-
times years of betrayal., it is hard
to develop trusting relationships,
but reaching out aiid asking for
help is the first step to healing.
You suffered the abuse alone; you
don't have to heal in the same
lonely isolation.
A support system is a net-
work of people who help you make
It through the scary and confus-
ing changes Involved In healing. It
is like having a cheering section, a
coach and a bat boy all in one. A
support system is literally that-
people who provide support.
A support team might give
you pracLical support, Intellectual
--support.- emotional support, and
spiritual support. The people in
your support system believe you
were a victim and they believe in
your capacity to heal and survive.
They like and respect you, they
see you as a good person even-


though the abuser in your life told
you differently. When you are
around your support team. you
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Gulf County Schools Meeting


the Challenge--Eubanks


Facilitator Cathy Hammond speaks to those assembled at the summit.


Officials Attend "Safety Summit"


i Recently, the Gulf County
School Board and concerned
teachers.! parents, and students
attended .a special. open disscu-
sion, pn. school safety entitled
"Safety Summit". ,'
During the meeting. facilitator
Cathy Hammond from Safe and
Drug Free Schools, FIE led the
debate, presenting and mediating
discussion topics on crucial stu-


dent safety issues. '
Five topics of highest impor-
tance were identified and Included
communication, confidentiality of
reports, needs assessment sur-
vey, Identification training for
warning signs, and a thorough
facility study.
.Onf these issues, students
representing Port St. Joe and


Wewahitchka made suggestions
while law enforcement officials,
teachers, administrators, and
board members listened.
At the end of the meeting, it
was agreed that a committee rep-
resenting all age groups Involved
be formed to keep watch over and
maintain school safety and stu-
dent health.


Runmmell in Praise of Tough


Grades for Florida Schools


By: Peter S. Rummell, Chairman
i and CEO of The St. Joe Company
S: and Chairman of the Education
iTask Force of The Florida Council
of 100, a statewide business group
Have you ever felt the sharp
sting of a, bad grade? Most of us
have at one time or another. And
most of us know the sick feeling it
produces-a feeling compounded
if the D or F is well deserved.
Bad grades can have a good
effect-if we view them realistical-
ly, avoid making excuses and
dedicate ourselves to improve-
ment.
So it should be with the first-
ever state report card on 2,500
Florida public schools released
June 25.
The .report confirmed what
many already believed-our
schools are under-performing.:
While some schools are excelling,
the majority of Florida's schools
and students are' currently per-
forming at a mediocre level at
best. And many- of our state's
schools will have to improve to
attain the "status" of mediocre,
with a majority of students failing
to master the basics necessary to.
succeed in later grades anti in the
,information-age workplace.
The point, going forward,
should not to be the bad grades
our schools received. Instead, like
any.good stupdent, we.must digest
the evaluation and develop a plan
for improvement. There's already
a Florida precedent for this.
An earlier round of evalua-
Lions identified 158 schools as:.
S"low-performing." The embarrass-
*ing grades effecIively focused edu-
cators, parents and students on
making extra effort to master the
basics. The result'? All 158
schools showed some improve-
nment-some schools enough to be
taken off the list completely.
The current' evaluations of
our schools make it critical that
we work together towards, im-
provement-particularly since our
worst performing schools typical-
ly, but 'not always and certainly,
not forever, have a high propor-
tion ,-of disadvantagedd, students.
Educators, students, parents,
elected officials;and the business
community all have a role to play
in making a school better.
There is' something to be
learned from schools that provid-
: ed exceptions to the overall pat-


p~


tern. Griffin Middle School, which
serves some of Tallahassee's poor-
est neighborhoods, earned an "A".
So did three innovative schools in
southern Pinellas County. And
Feinberg Fisher in Dade County-
a school with 90 percent of its
students on free or reduced
lunch-outperformed schools
with similar demographics. We
- must look to these schools for
leadership in understanding how
to succeed.
Studies in Florida and across
the nation are remarkably consis;;
tent in defining the characteris-
tics of successful schools, with
disadvantaged populations:
strong leadership for a principal,

high expectations, a relentless
focus on academic basics, taking
extra time as needed on instruc-
tion and reaching out to parents.
If we. react constructively to
our current poor grades, we can
use. this opportunity 'to. focus
attention and resources-most
critically a district's strong princi-
pals and top teachers-on schools
in disadvantaged neighborhoods '
that may not get their fair share
in the normal course of things.:
Governor. Bush has promised a
formal study of equity within:
school: districts 'to reinforce this
point.

Although many may have pre-
ferred'a gentler, slower version of
.school. accountability, the vast
majority of administrators and
principals have adopted a positive
attitude toward improvement and
are displaying a commendable
spint of "getting on with getting
better."
Pockets of resistance will:be
inevitable. Watch out for displays
of a "can't do" attitude like we saw
from one superintendent who
described the school grades to a
local newspaper as fundamentally
unfair.
Another deputy superinten-
dent in a bounty with "F" schools
offered some "dog-ate-my-home-
work" excuses, and then blamed
poor performance on the number
of poor and non-English speaking
households in his district.
Watch too, for enemies of
accountability to continue to
shoot from the trees at the
Bush/Brogan A+ plan. Their
."spin" is set--obsess on vouchers
while dishing out .half. truths


about the full dimensions of the
plan and not giving any credit to
the future steps that either are or
will be in place to fine tune it.
The sting of these tough
grades and the unprecedented
level of attention, conversation
and even controversy about how
to improve Florida's public
schools is, in. fact, a positive first
step. Now we must eliminate
pockets of denial, dedicate our-
selves to improvement and work
together for our- children, our
communities and our future.


Submitted by: Mack
Eubanks, Gulf County Schools
The Florida State Department
of Education has recently re-
leased the 1999 School Account-
ability Report. Gulf District'
Schools fared quite well during
this very first year of grading indi-
vidual schools on a wide variety of
,criteria which included: scores on
the FCAT, Florida Writes, percent
of students suspended from
school, school attendance, pro-':
motion rate, drop-out rate, etc.,
Port St. Joe Elementary and
Wewahitchka Elementary Schools:
had an overall score of "C". Our,
middle schools graded out at a"B"'
level, and the two high schools,
scored a "C".
District elementary. schools
met or exceeded the state average
of percent of students scoring at
Level 3 and above on FCAT read-
ing and math and the new Florida
' Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Wewvahitchka Elementary far sur-
passed the state levels in each
achievement area and school indi-
Scators.
Port St. Joe Middle School
and Wewahitchka Middle School
: scored above the state average for
percent of students achieving
Level 3 or above on FCAT reading
and math. Port St. Joe, Middle
School ranked above the state
average in' all achievement cate-
gories.
The high schools were above
the state average of the percent of
students scoring at or above Level
2 in FCAT reading and math. Port
St. Joe High had 88% of its stu-
dents scoring Level 2 or above on
reading. :
Wewahitchka High School
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percent of students at or above
Level 3 in math and "3" or better
on Florida Writes. Our high
schools have traditionally led the
state, in the drop-out rate and
graduation rate. Lastest drop-out
figures show the state average as
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PSJ's Constitution


Museum Amended


', The, Department of Recre-
ation is sprucing up Port St.
Joe',s Constitution Convention
Museum by erecting new signs,
like the one on Highway 98
(sh6wn in the inset picture), to
alert visitors of the museum's
location on Allen Memorial Way.
The sign above the entrance
has been revamped, as shown in
the adjacent photo, :along with
the ,building's new coat of paint.
on the interior and exterior.
'Assistant Park 'Manager"
Mark Wilgorecki reports, that
raised lettering will be added to
,'i :* *' ,


the entrance and the parking
area will also undergo improve-
ments, ideally making it larger
and easier to access.
"We have requested the funds
to build an addition to the back
side of the building that would
help handicapped persons have
access to the building, but we
haven't gotten approval for that
yet," says Wilgorecki.
. ,D..espite the construction, the
museumm is still open fo6 viewing
Monday, through Friday, 1 p.m. to
5 p.m.'

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Like the worst of unin\mited 84,529,505. In Gulf County, 124
summer guest. Tropicial Storm applicants were given emergency
Alberto came tcnorthwest Florida housing assistance totaling
five years ago in July 1994 and 8367,820.
stayedd d stay.ed. om.ly,2.nd *An additional 84.935,590 in-.
toJul J g9t the styled storm in~s6-ial and family grants for
-ftem s are tlngi~ait latu *-839" applicant comesated
rated the FlErida Panhandle. storm victims for other disaster:-
southern Georgia and southeast related needs. In Gulf County,
Alabama. $277,472 in grants were granted
S, The unrelenting heavy rains
in 12 Panhandle counties trig-
gered $31,678,712 in Florida S
flood assistance. Losses in south-
east Alabama totaled $23.8 mil-, rvey A
lion. Georgia, the worst hit of the IO Ab
three southeastern states, sus- 'K now A.
tained damages that reached a .
staggering $543 million. NewAlliance to Promote
In Florida, Bay, Calhoun, ,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Half of women past
Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, menopause will wait for chest
Saington counties were declared eliWash- pains, a broken bone or a breast
ingtn counts weral declared epro- lup before seeking health care,
giblr for federal disaster pro- if they go at all, a new Florida sur-
grams. Federal Emergency Man- vey found, prompting the launch
agement Agency (FEMA) officials *found, promptingt launch
reported that 2,645 area house- of e on' pag t
holds required federal assistance promote women's health.
for their families including tempo- "Florida is a bellwether state.
rary housing, unemployment This survey should serve as a
compensation, crisis counseling, wake-up call for women and their
and'individual and family aid. health care providers across the
*Alberto caused 1,419 nation," said women's health
Panhandle applicants to seek expert Dr. Sally Goodyear-
housing assistance totaling Osborne. "Florida is the nation's


to 57 applicants.
*The Small Business Admin-,
istration (SBA)' approved 503,
loans to business owners, renters:
and 'home-owners in:-the-amount.
ob $11,257,400. Gulf County saw
40'applicants approved for at6tal
of $959,500.
*The region's infrastructure


Women Don't

Health.Risks
Health of Women Over 50 ,
her doctor has not explained her
health/risks.
Even worse, women often wait
until they have a physical symp-
tom before they seek health care.
In the survey, -38 percent were..
unsure that anything would mot-
(See WOMEN on Page 4B)


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S' : ,.., 1930 West Highway 98, Hi


The 1999-2000 funds are
available. to the. Tobacco-Free,
Partnership of Gulf,, County. An.
invitation is extended to members
of the community who .would, like
to encourage Gulf County's youth
to live tobacco free.
The year's :funding will be
used ;for innovative youth-led
activities in Gulf County. If your
civic group or organization is:
interested I helping the


community's youth win activities,
the partnership would like to;
invite you to submit a proposal for
funding.
The deadline for proposal
submission is Tuesday, July 27,.
'at '4:00 p.m. ET. For a proposal
package. please contact Sabrina
Burke,,I Tobacco 'Prevention
Coordinator, at the Gulf County
Health Department at 227-1270.
extension 114. '


ni versary


handle
required $10,956,217 to reim-
burse damages to local sewer,
water, power systems. non-profit
utilities, roads, bndges and public
buildings., Gulf County's .need
*Federal funds totaling
$3,592,626 from the Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
have been appropriated and oblig-
ated for local disaster-resistance
efforts.
Joseph Myers, the director of
the Florida Division of Emergency
Management stressed preventa-
tive measures. "Florida, in part-
nershipj with FEMA and local gov-
ernments, has embarked on a
comprehensive program to reduce
j the cost of future disasters."'
FEMA regional director John
Copenhaver also emphasized joint
mitigation efforts, "Minimizing the
danger to residents while protect-
,ing communities is our highest
prioritv."7. Copenhaver said. "We
intend to promote and accelerate
these efforts even more in the
future."


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between noon on July 19, 1999 and noon on
July 23, 1999. Qualifying fees are $29.50.
Registration books for this election will
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Enterprise Zone
Development Ageicy will meet

Thursday, July 15, 1999,

at 12:00 noon, E.T., at the
Port St. Joe Fire Station.
The public is welcomed to attend.

SlIcA July 8 1999


Head Start is a Federal pro-
gram that serves low-
income preschool children
and their families. North.
Florida Head Start operates'
in the following counties;
Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty,
Wakulla, and Madison with
Early Head Start in Gilf
County.

We are currently accept-
ing applications for the
1999-2000 school year.

You may pick up -an
application at the follow-
ing locations within the
counties listed above:
* Department of Children
& Families..
* Health Dep.artanht,
* Public Library

To receive an application
by mail, please contact
Vince Addison, at the fol-
lowing telephone number
if you have any questions
(850) 639-5080, ext. 13.
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laboratory on aging issues. We
have the country's largest popula-
tion over 65. and what's true here
will, sooner or later, be true every-
where."
The survey documents that.
at an age when women's risks for
certain diseases become the
greatest, many women are
unaware or unconcerned and not
likely to seek medical attention.
The sunrvey results were
released today by the WomanWise
Alliance, a new, non-profit, public
education network of women's.
health and professional organiza-
tions, created to educate women
about health risks after 50 and to
advocate for access to needed
screenings, preventive therapies
and treatments.
Paula Massey, executive
Director of the Florida Nurses
Association, 'which convened the
WomanWise Alliance, said the
number one women's health issue
of the new millennium will be
helping women make better
health choices in the years after
menopause to fight the worst
effects of aging.
In fact, dramatic estrogen loss
after menopause has been linked
to heart disease, osteoporosis and
Alzheimer's. disease. Through
proper screenings, preventive
treatments and lifestyle changes,
women can dramatically reduce'
their risks.
And yet, one in three women
said her health care provider has
not explained the health risks of
the loss of estrogen after
menopause. Among African-
American women,. one in two said


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Who Believes
God's Truth?
M "Who hath believed
our report?"
ISAIAH 53:1

^HE FIFTY-THIRD CHAPTER of Isaiah, is a,
prophecy of the coming Lord Jesus, revealed to the
world more than seven hundred years before His
birth. It opens with a question: "Who is going to
believe this marvelous Truth?"
Verse two describes Jesus as one who will grow
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Appearance as predicted is disappointing td those
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finding Jesus, The One Way to eternal security. This
is more prevalent today than when He spoke those
prophetic words. The multitudes, are living for the
pleasures of this world, and a comparative few are
finding The Way to salvation and eternal life. '
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God's question of almost three thousand years ago,
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"That means half of the
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breast lump before seeking health
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said.
"When the symptoms of
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women avoid, medical care until
they develop the symptom of a
disease. Yet, the years after
menopause are the time when
women can do the most to prevent
the major killers and cripplers of
women: heart disease, breast can-
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said Paula Masse'.
Among, the other survey find-
ings are these:
:*Doctors are less likely to;
explain health .risks to African-
American women. Fifty three per-
cent of African-American women
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explained the health effects of the
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*One in threewomenr say they
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women than men each year, and:
one in two women will eventually;
Sdie of heart disease or stroke.
Cardiovascular diseases kill:
more women than all forms of
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pneumonia, diabetes, accidents
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*One in three women say they.
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mass in the six years after'
menopause, and 40 percent of,
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Sunday, July 11.
The gospel singing group,
"Celebration", from Crestview twill
perform during the morning ser-
vice., A covered dish dinner will:
follow along with more singing in"
i the afternoon. Everyone is united '
." to this special service in honor ofl'
Rev. Allen Pitts. .
Services will begin at 10:00'
a.m. CT with lunch at approxi-
mately 12:30 p.m.
There will also be a sing with
local talent on Saturday, July 17.:
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Call (850) 639-5700 or (850)1-
i 674-4376 for more information.


ture. Yet, 46 percent say they are
not likely to have a bone density
test.
*More than 40 percent of
women report that they are con-
cerned about depression. Studies
show only one 'in three women:
with depression will ever seek
care.
In a previous survey, more
than half of women responding,
said that they believe it is normal
for women to be depressed during
menopause and consider it a nor-.
mal part of aging. Yet. 15 percent,
of women with untreated depres-
sion will ultimately .commit sui-
cide. ,
*Alithough a loss of estrogen
after menopause has been linked
to heart disease, osteoporosis aihd
Alzheimer's disease, a majonty of
women say they are not likely to,
use hormone replacement therapY"
(HRT) or a SERM. the new option
available instead of HRT which
replaces estrogen selectively,
reducing the risk of heart disease.
osteoporosis and breast cancer ..

Owens to Lead',
Worship Service
Gina owens ;will be leading in
worship Sunday, July; 11, during
the 11:00 a.m.,'ET worship service
at Beach Baptist Chapel.
Ms, Owens will be ministering
in song.and testimony. Heri- min-,
Istry is sure to warm your heart,
and bless y6ur 'soul.'
Everyone is invited to attend
and bring a friend., .
..Beach. Baptist Chapel is
locatedat 31-1 Columbus Street at
St. Jbe Beach. For more informa-
tion, call 647-5026.

Revival
The members of Philadelphia.
Primitive Baptist Church will
start their summer revival on
Monday night after the second
Sunday, July 12th to July 16th. ,
Elder John Airrington of'
Thomasville, Georgia will',be the
evangelist. Services will start at
7:00 p.m. ET each night with,.
guest choirs rendering the song
services.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend.

Thanks
A note of thanks to all of you
who showed kindness, love, fe'lt--'*-
lowship. or said prayers for us
during our timr dof sorrow.
RThe family of
; Robert E. LaPlant, Sr.

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1999 PAGE 5B


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF GULF COUNTY,
S FLORIDA
CASE NO: 99-223-CC
ARCHI1E H. BARBEE.
Plaintiff
vs.
MITCHELL GARY DAVIS. GULF STATE BANK,
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK, and any unknown
spouses, tenants, heirs. devisees, grantees, assig-
nors, lienors, trustees, or other claimants, claim-
ing by, through, or under Mitchell Gary Davis.
Defendants.
.d NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MITCHELL GARY DAVIS
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE:
S 1624 Palm Blvd.
S Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a Mortgage on and encumbering the
following property in Gulf County. Florida:
S'Commence at the NE corner of the NW 1/4
ofNW 1/4 of Section 13. Township 5 south, Range
1.1 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence go
N8855'19"W along the North line of said Section 13
a' distance of 700 feet to a Point of Beginning;
thence go N88*55'19"W along the North line of
section 13 a distance of 302.13 feet to the Easterly
line of J.C. Daniels Road (per maintenance limits):
thence go South 1748'44"W along said Easterly
line a distance, of 20,88 feet; thence go South
8855'19"E a distance of, 288.52 feet; thence go
0000'00"W a distance of 350 feet; thence go S88*
55'19"E a distance of 720.00 feet to a point on East
line of the NW 1/4 of the NW ,1/4; thence go
N00O'00'E along said East line a distance of 185
feet; thence go S80*55'19"E a distance of 700.00
feet. thence go NOO: 0OO'E for a distance of 185
eeL't a F'oint of Begirinr I The aboe described
laid is lyng in Secucn 13 Toirnhip 5 South,
Range I1 Wve'es, Culf Counrt, Fl.:'nda. and consist-
ing of 3 acres. more or le.'s
Has een filed aiamst you arena shat you are
required t) senre a cop,' of rotr aitleri. deCenL'es; if'
arv to CHARLES A COSTIr 'COtIN i COSTING.
PlIsnuifs attorney whoi'e address is Post Office
Bc.x 98, 413 Wlhlamn- Aenue P6SrtS'Joe. 'Florida
32457; within thirty [30) days after the first'publi-
cation of this notice, .and file the original with the
Clerk of'this Court either before: service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise, a Default will be entered against you fbr the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 24th day pfJiTe, 19.99.
S. BENNY.C LISTER 'i ,
CLERK OF THE COURT
S/s/By "Tonya Knox. Depury Clerk
Itc, July 1,8, 15. and 22. 1999 .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re: The;Estate Of;
Gertrude L. Farmer,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Gertrude' L.
Farmer, deceased, File Number #99-35-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
Gull' County Courthouse, 1000 FifthDSt.. Port St.
Joe, Flonda 32456 The names and addresses of
the personal representative ard the personal rep-
i.esentaUve', attorney are set lorth below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT
: All persons on whom this notice is served,
who na.e orlectuons that challenge the validity of
Uoe will the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, ur jiundicu.:nr of this court, are
required to file their ,:,bjecuor, with this court,
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERiCE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTIC E ON THEM
i All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
ono, hang dlaiun or demands ainst the dece-


dent's estate, on whom a copy
served, within three (3) months a
first publication of this notice
claims with this court, WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER T"
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS N
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE 0
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THE
All other creditors of the
sons having claims or demands
estate, must file their claims wit
IN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER T
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS I
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FORE'
The date of the first public
is July 1. 1999.
Personal Representative:

Jewerllne Farmer
801 Avenue A
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Attorney For Personal Represen
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar Number: 699070
2tdc July 1 and 8, 1999.


y of this notice Is
after the date of the
e, must file their
N THE LATER OF
tHE DATE OF THE
NOTICE OR THIRTY
OF SERVICE OF A
EM..
decedent, and per-
against decedent's
h this court WITH-
THE DATE OF THE
NOTICE.
AND OBJECTIONS
VER BARRED
cation of this notice




atative:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
LOUISE HALL
Plaintiff;
vs. CASE NO.98-301
MIGUEL LESPERANCE.;
Defendants.
: NOTICE OF SALE

PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS'HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day
of July, 1999, .in Case No. 98-301 of the Circuit
Court of.the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County. Florida. in which LOUISE HALL Is
Plaintiff. 'and MIGUEL LESPERANCE Is the
Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder, for
cash, at the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time, on
the 23rd day of July, 1999, the following described
< property-. ,, ., .
Lot ; Block 2, Douglas Landing Ubit One,
a s shown by the plat thereof recorded in
the official records of Gulf County, Florida.
S:inPlat Book 2, at page 25.
DATED THIS 1 day July. 1999.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk,
2tc, July 8 and 15. 1999.:
NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION
WITH THE, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK-
The Wv-a'dichka State Bank Employee
" Stock Ou.'iership Plan. Wei'ahnchka. Flornda
inienr,. 10 apply to the Federal Reserve Board for
reuoarcu'e appr.o,. of the pai',le increase in
direct :.,'nersi-p and control from 33 41. to 43'+t ol"
the i~. ied and our-landmL stocks of Weal-dtchka
State Birdk. Wewahilchka, Flonda The Federal'
Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding
whether to approve the application including" the
record of performance of the bank we own in help-
ing to meet local credit needs.
You are invited to submit comments in writ-
ing on this application to the Federal Reserve Bank
of Atlanta, 104 Marietta Street, N. W., Atlanta,
Georgia 30303-2713. The comment period will not
end before August 6, 1999 and may be somewhat
longer. The Board's procedures for processing
applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262.
Procedures for processing protested applications


may be found at 12 C.F.R. Section 262.25. If you
need more information about how to submit
Community Reinvestment Act comments, contact
Ms. Joan Harrof Buchanan at (404) 589-7345.
Other questions on the application may be direct-
ed to Mr. David W. Smith at (404) 589-7228. The.
Federal Reserve will consider your comments and:
any request for a public meeting or formal hearing
on the application if they are received by the
Reserve Bank on or before the last date of the com-
ment period.
Itc, July 8, 1999.

NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED
SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE
DATE: June 15, 1999
TO: Registered Owner-Robert M. Malone, P. 0.
Box 361, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
LIENOR: Bob's Paint & Body, 321 Baltzell Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Telephone (850) 227-
7229.
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1992 Dodge, VIN
IB3XA46KXNF279927. Located at 1307
Woodward Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Each of you is hereby notified that the above
named Lienor claims a lien pursuant to S.
713.585, Florida Statutes, on the above described
motor vehicle for repair and storage: charges
accrued in the amount of S2 '52 60 .
The Lien claimed by the above named Lincor i-
subject to enforcement pursuant to F.S. 7 13 56'5
and unless said motor vehicle is redeemed from
the said lienor by payment as allowed by law. the
above described motor vehicle maybe sold to i3.
isfy the Lien; If the motor vehicle Is not redeemed.
and that motor vehicle remains unclaimed, or for
which the charges for repair and storage remain
unpaid, may be sold after 60 days free of all prior
liens whatsoever unless otherwise provided bI
court order
The above designated Lienor proposed to sell the
motor vehicle as follows:
Public Auction to be hold at 321 Baltzell
Avenue, Port St. Joe, commencing at
10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of August,
1999. We reserve the right to refuse any
and all bids.
Itc, July 8, 1999.
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-250 (Amend 3) to Dale
Robert.and Arlene K. Bradshaw for the consLruc-
tion of a two-story, single-family Jwelling and
other structures, pursuant to Section. 161.053,
Florida Statutes. Project location: Between approx-
imately 233 feet and 289' feet east of the
Department of Environmental Protection's refer-
ence monument R-128. In Gulf County. Project
address: 290 Moonrise Avenue. :Port St Joe. The
permit and. construction plans may be reviewed at
the office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
Systems. 5050 West Tennessee Street. Building B.
Taliahassee. Flonda Copies of Ethe pe.rmil may be
obtained by contacting the Bureau ot Beaches and
Coastal Systemrs at 1850) 467-4475 or by wriuin
to 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard Mail Stanon
300, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
A parry to this proceeding has the right to
request review of this order by the Go.'emor ard
Cabinmeit. sittiung as the Land and Wstcr
Adjudicatory Commission in accordance with
Chapter 42-2. Flonda Admiruitrauve Code. and
specifically Rule 42.2 0131. Florida Administraus e
Code To minuate such a review, your request must
be filed within twenty 120) days of the date ot thus
order wlth the Secretary of the Commnli'sion at
Flonda Land and Water Adjudicaiorl Commissior.
The Capitol. Room 2105 Tallahassee. Flonda
32399-0001: A copy of the request must also be
served on both the Department of Environmental
Protection, Agency Clerk, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399,. and
cn any person named in this order within 20 day,
irom the date of this order If the request for review
is to be elTecuve
Additionally, any person substantially affect-
ed by this determination has the right to request


STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)

'eLTe H NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

F The SHIP program '"ascreeate for the purpose ot providing tunds to local governments as an
"incentive for the 'creation of local:housing partnerships, to expand production of and preserve afford-
able housing, and to increase housing related employment.
Gulf Countyhas received funding under Florida's State Housing Initiative Partnership Program
(SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 1998-1999 and has been approved for funding for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as fol-
lows: ;
Fiscal year 1998-1999 (July 1, 1998 June 30, 1999) funds are $350,000, and projected Fiscal
Year 1999-2000 funds are $350,000 (July 1, 1998 June 30, 2000).
1 Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for each fiscal year are as'
follow s:
STRATEG/ACTIVITY FUNDS INCOME SET ASIDE.
Housing Rehabilitation (SEE BELOW) $ 155,000 Very Low & Low Income
Land Acquisition $ 76,50Q0 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Down Payment Assistance $ 76,500 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Closing Cost Assistance $ 4,000 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Home Ownership Counselin $ 3,000 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
At a:minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit very low income
families. At a minimum, thirty ,( 0.) of nits assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit low
income families. '.* .
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE : 1, -, 3 4 5 6 7 8


Very Lo0, Income '12,650 :'14,4509 ';16,250
Lo% 'Inconie 20,200' 23,100 26,000
Moderate Income 30,360 34.680 39,000


18,050
28,900
.43,320-


19,500


120,950 22,400 23,850


31,200 33,500 35,800 38,100
46,800 50,280 53,760 57,240


The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is
$98,523 for Existing Homes and $106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILITATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES! SHIP funds mhay
be used to purchase a Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved modular home.
APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:

(*)Housing Rehabilitation, shall be by'a lottery system.
(*)Land Acquisition. pDown Paymept Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance shall be first quali-
filed, 'first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lender.
ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d)' percentage of friits targeted to very low income person's.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.
TARGET AREAS: Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.. During the program year 98-
, 99 it is anticipated.that Gulf County and the cities of Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe will make appli-
.cations to the State of Florida for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). In support of the
applications, SHIP funds in the amount of ($55,000) will be targeted to the Highland View area, and
($50,000) will be targeted to the cities of Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe each. Applicant selection cri-
teria for families within the targeted areas will be by a "Lottery" system. Program year 1999/2000.
will be a county wide lottery"for the entire $155,000.
Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized on a county wide basis consistent
with the applicant selection criteria strategies and income eligibility, as approved., i' .

.APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP ACTIVITIES' '(Land
Acquisitioh'n, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost). APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING
REHABILITATION PY 1998/99 and 1999/2000 WILL BE AVAILABLE TULY, 1999 thru
TULY 23. 1999. A DATE OF THE LOTTERY FOR REHABILITATION FUNDS WILL BE
ADVERTISED.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rooms: 136 & 147; and in
Wewahitchka, (Old Courthouse) at the County Extension Office.

The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams. (850) 229-6125 Tue thru-Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
S5tc, JUNE 10, 17, 24, JULY 1 AND 8 1999.


PUBLIC. NOTICES


2015 Marvin Ave.
Maximum appeal! Colonial grace
w/highest quality, best neighborhood
only 3 blks to schools. Three years like-
new, master suite. Well worth a close
',; look. $149,900.:


631 Plantation Drive
Golf view beauty lurn-key brick home
w/Fabulous lay-out. Spacious master suite,
large manicured lo,. hoi ub on enclosed
porch w/viei of St Joe Country Club's
hole #17 Top of Ihe line lrm/hardy.are
and all maoerals. $189,900.


6645 Searcy St. (White City)
Big lot and nice home for less in White
City, a short 10 min. drive saves you
money. $64,900 buys 3bd/2 bath 1320
sf in a beautiful country setting.



801 16th Street
WHAT A DEALI Beautiful 3bd/1 ba.,
.on a' Ig. landscaped corner lot, '
rewired, new windows, central h/a,
inground poool w/remodeled pool
house. $129,900.



1010 McClelland Ave.
Valuable investment. 2 bd/1 bath. Why
not renovate garage into master
suite/bath? Central heat/air,/workshop
and boatport. Only $62,500.



1021 Woodward Ave.
Minutes away from downtown, partially
furnished, just remodeled, 3bd/2ba,
w/central heat & air. New bathroom fix-

tures. A GREAT BUY at $88,500.



2111 Juniper Ave.
Large 3bd/2 bath. home near schools.
Living room and family room, fireplaces.
Florida room, kitchen w/breakfast bar,
in ground pool, fenced backyard on
corner lot. $99,900.


an administrative 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, Florida
Administrative Code, and by Rule 60Q-2.004.
Florida Administrative Code. Requests for such
hearings must be sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. and
must be received by the Department within twen-
ty-one (21) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
istrative hearing.
In the event that a legally-sufficient petition
for hearing is not timely received, you have the
right to seek Judicial review of this order, pursuant
to Section 120.68, Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030(b)(1)(c) and 9.110, Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal
must be filed with the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, and with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
is filed with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fil-
ing fee specified in Subsection 35.22(3), Florida
Statutes.
itc, July 8, 1999.

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-251 (Amend 3) to Dale
Robert and Arlene K. Bradshaw for the construc-
tion of a two-story, single-family dwelling and
other structures, pursuant to Section 161.053,
Florida Statutes. Project location: Between approx-
imhately 289 feet and 344 feet east of the
Department of Environmental Protection's refer-
ence monument R-128, in Gulf County. Project
address: 290 Moonrise Avenue, Port St. Joe. The
permit and construction plans may be reviewed at
the office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
Systems, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Building B,
Tallahassee, Florida. Copies of the permit may be
obtained by contacting the Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems at (850) 487-4475, or by writing
to 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station
300, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
A party to this proceeding has the right to
request review of this order by the Governor and
Cabinet, sitting as the Land and Water
Adjudicatory Commission, in accordance with
Chapter 42-2. Florida Administrative Code, and
specifically Rule 42-2.0131, Florida Administrative
Code. To initiate such a review, your request must
be filed within twenty (20) days of thtedate 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
served on both the Department of Environmental
Protection, Agency Clerk, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Mall Station 35. Tallahassee, Florida 32399, and
on any person named in this order, within 20 days
from'the date of this order if the request for review
Is to be effective.,
Additionally,any person substantially affect-
ed by this determination has the right to request
an administrative hearing to be conducted in
accordance with the provisions of Section 120.57,
Flonda Statute. Should ou de-re an annmmiucus-
ni'e hearing sour request must comply with the,
proAiion, ot Rule 62-103 155 Floriai
AdminliuLrare Code. and by Rule 60Q-2 00-1
Flonda Administrate Coae Reque,.cL for such
heargs, must be sern tto the Department of
Environmental Proiecuon. Ol'lfice o General
Counsel 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Staton 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and
must be received by the Department within twen-
r one (21) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
istrative hearing.
In the event that a legally-sufficient petition
for hearing is not timely received, you have the
right to seek judicial review of this order, pursuant,
to Section 120.68. Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030(b)(1)(c) and' 9.110. Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal
must be filed with the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office 'of General


GC Search & Rescuers
The Gulf County Search and
Rescue Unit will be offering a
training course called "Dan 02".
This course will certify search and
rescue members to administer
oxygen to drowning and near-
drowning patients.
The course is a three hour
study and hands-on experience
and will be held from 7:00 to

Counsel, and with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
is filed with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fil-
ing fee specified in Subsection 35.22(3). Florida
Statutes.
ltc, July 8, 1999.


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NEWI ALABAMA AVE., 2 blocks from beach, priced to sell, 2BR/BA. $95,000.
Macinn, Classic beach cottage on the bluff with a nice gulf view! $197,500 1
116 4th St. 4BR/2BA upstairs and 2BR/1BA apartment downstairs, Gulf View.
Good deal at $149,900
Dunes #4, Gulf Front Townhouse, 2BR/1BA, great rental! $125,000.
102 SEA PINE, Gulfaire 4BR/2BA modern home. ready for beach living..
$137,500.
7118 CAROLINA AVE., older mobile on 150x180' lot, ideal homesite. $58,000.
15 ACRES, LOCATED ON Georgia Ave. Residential/Commercial. $340,000.
HWY. 386 to Lucia Ave., 2 lots approx. 100'x249'M/L: $85,000.
PORT ST. JOE
523 7th ST. 3BR/1BA, great long term rental, priced to sellI $44,900.
1630 PALM BLVD., 4BR/2.5BA, lot size 160'x120', great bargain at $117,000.


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Remodeled and freshly painted 3 bd., 1 ba.
bungalow, screened porch, carport, fenced rear
yard, nicely landscaped w/palm & fig trees,
eat-in kitchen, rewired and renewed bath. New
price. $45,900.


2004 Cypress Ave.
Well-maintained brick home in prime
neighborhood, 4 blocks to schools, In-
ground pool, 2-car garage, 3bd/2
baths, formal dining rm., office and
morel! Priced to sell for $95,400.


613 Marvin Ave.
Pretty 3 bd/1 bath Florida-style rancher.
Very clean. New carpeting, newly paint-
ed interior, central heat/air, sliding glass
door to deck, privacy fence. Only
$63,700


616 Marvin Ave.
Location 3bd/1.5 bath brick home.
Central heat/air, eat-in kitchen, large
family room opens to raised deck,
garage. Lovely, creatively landscaped
yard. $84,700.



2385 Hayes Avenue
3 bd/1 bath, corner lot, very nice brick
home w/fireplace in liv. rm, large kitchen,
cen. h/a, partial bay view. Potential St. Joe
Corp. development west on Hwy. 98 makes
S this a good investment. $59,900.


1007 Marvin Ave.
2033sf of luxury. Family room with fire-,
place, sun-room and office open to
deck, separate laundry room, 3bd/2ba.
2-car garage. One of Port St. Joe's best
buys at $137,500


212 12th Street
Great looking bungalow on 2 lots
w/large workshop. Totally remodeled.
Hickory cabinets in kitchen, oak floors,
carpet, all new bdth'features. Just move
in! $79,900.


207 16th Street
Over 1000sf of comfortable living with
3bd/1bath, separate family'room,
screened porch and patio. Low mainte-
nance and vinyl' siding. Nicely land-
scaped. $74,500.



59 Oak Avenue
Mexico Beach gem! 3bd/2ba. brick
ranch only 1.5 blocks to beach. Patio,
garage. Future appreciation could be
dramatic. $91,500.



509 Tenth Street
Lucky you! This graceful home is one of the
few 2-story homes in Port St. Joe. Features
3 bd upstairs w/full bath, .5 bath down-'
stairs. Room for second bath upstairs.
Covered porch, nicely decorated. $87,700.



2448 Victoria Avenue
Bay Beauty. Enjoy view of St.Joe Bay,
from front screened porch of 3bd/1.5
bath beach-style home, all remodeled,
central heat/air. $64,900.




481 Ling Street-
Pretty large lot with mature trees, on
a hill. Mobile home w/3bd/2 baths
needs work, but it's only $24,500.


6448 Victoria Ave. Highland View. For Sale Lots 1 and 2; new price $67,500.
PROPERTY IN WEWAHITCHKA
3 lots, 150'xl 20' total, on Water Street. Approximately 1 block from Lake Alice. City water and sewer. A
great buy at $17,500.
1790 W. Highway 22
Great investment. Popular "Sportsman's One Stop" totally remodeled, licenses for on/off beer and wine, salt-
water products and gasoline tanks (2 pumps). Price includes $25,000 of inventory! $145,000.
137 Rhodes Avenue
Two pretty lots one block from Lake Alice for only $22,000. City water and sewer.
340 Red Bull Island Drive
Gulf County's secret. Get in on the action. 636' of canal frontage (6 lots); 3.5 acres mol. Great fishing close
to Wewahitchka. 2bd/1 bath remodeled mobile home. Your camp is waiting! $64,000.



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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1999


R. W. Cunningh
Ronney Wayne Cunning
44, went to be with the
Sunday, July 4th, follow
lengthy illness. A native of Ta
he has lived In Wewahitchka
1966. He was a member o
Lighthouse Church, and w
outboard engine 'mech
Ronney was loved by all. He
met a stranger and'was a frif
everyone.
Survivors include his m
Helen M. Cunningham, of
hitchka; his sister, Faye Wei
Wewahitchka; his brothers
Cunningham of Wewahit
Lonney Cunningham of
Haven and Mark Cunningh
Panama City; his, grandm
A.D. Signor of Wewahitchk:
uncle,, Albert Signor of \
hitchka; and a host of niece
nephews.
Graveside funeral sei
were held at 10:00 a.m
Wednesday, July 7, at,
Cemetery and were conduct
Rev. Mark Cunningham
Interment followed.'
All services.' were, unde
direction of Comforter Fu
Home, Wewahitchka Bi
Chapel.

Charles L. Phill
Charles L. (Chuck) Ph
70, of Lancaster, Ohio,, and
merely of Port St. Joe, die
Friday evening, July 2, a
home. Mr. Phillips was a me


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been clinically proven that
have healthful effects on
owners such as reducedI
pressure and general feeli
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adopt a pet.
The following ariniral
only a mere portion of the 1I
and 12 puppies the Hu
Society has to offer: six
beautiful puppies; six
haired puppies: ond female b
collie; one male mixed collie
small, white, male dog; one f
bassett hound: one mixed
collie; and one mixed
sharpei.
The Humaie Society ha
abundance of felines for ado
Among these, they have one
grey and white, long-haired
ten.' .
For adoption information
'Johnny Collins at 227-111
call the St. Joseph Bay Hu
Society at 227-1103.
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their webslte at www.cap
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of the John C. Galnous V.F.W.
Post in Port St. Joe, a retired
MSGT in the U. S. Air Force, and
also worked as a foreman at
Colorado Yampa Mine.
He is survived by his wife,
'Joan Phillips of Lancaster; two
sons, Charles (Jody) Phillips of
Spokane,'. Washington -and Carl
Phillips of Alabama; a daughter,'
Regina McVay of Fairfield, 'Ohio;
his mother, Regina Phillips of
Hubbard, Ohio; four brothers,
Jim Phillips and Don Phillips of
Ohio, George Phillips 'of Pennsyl-
vania, and Carl Phillips of Florida;
a sister, Goldie Burrell of Ohio;.
two grandchildren; three, step-
children and four step-grandchil-
dreni.
There will be, no, visitation or,
funeral service as cremation has
taken, place. A memorial service,
will be announced at a. later date
at the convenience of the family.
rin lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to, The American
Lung Association.


George F. Dennis
tr the peorge F.raFnklin Dennis. 63,
netral of Blakely, Georgia, passed away
ranch on July 3 at 'Early Memorial
Hospital.
A native of Blountstown. Mr.
Dennis had lived In Early County.
Georgia:for the past 32 years. He
illips,. served in the U. S. Navy.and was
d for-, retired from Georgia Pacific Paper
Fd on Company where he was an elec-
.t his Ltrical supervisor. He was a mem-,
ember ber of Southside Baptist Church.
J Survivors include his wife,
S.. Jean Clemmons Dennis of
Blakely; a daughter, Michelle
Dennis of Blakely; a son, Frankie
Dennis of Atlanta, Georgia; a sis-i
ter, Audrey Anderson of Panama
City; three brothers. Riley Dennis
of Pensacola; Bill Dennis of
Quincy and Bob, Dennis, of
Concord, California; a step-moth-
er, Eloise Keels of Port St. Joe;
and one grandchild. He was. pre-
ceded in, death by his mother,
'Viola Griffini Dennis, 'ahd father,
Samuel Jackson Dennis.,
Services were. held Monday,
July 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Southslde
Baptist Church with Rev. Ed
McQueen officiating. Active pall
bearers were Earl Jones, David
Jones, Nick Nichols. Lamar Willis,
David Pyle and Thomas
t McDonald. Honorary pallbearers
were the Builders Sunday School
Class.

Sman Jimm.y-R.-Gowanw
nly f Jimmy R. Gowan. 62, of
home. Hosford died Monday, June 28th.

a gift Funeral services were held at
It has 3:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 1, at
t pets Telogia Baptist Church in Telogla.
their with burial following at Hosford
blood Cemetery.
ng of Mr. Gowan was a lifelong res-
alth- ident of Hosford.
He is survived by his ex-wife.
are Dee Gdwan Goodman; three sons.
5 dogs Ross Gowan, of Telogia, Scott
mane Gowan, of Port St. Joe, and Kirk
*Gowan, of Tallahassee: 'a daugh-
fuzzy. ter, Kelli Gowan Marcantoni of'
short- Oviedo; his mother, Edna Gowan
border Roberts of Hosford: 'a brother,
e: one. Dickie Gowan of Telogia: two sis-
emale ters, Judy Huard. of Hosford, and
male Carolyn Henderson, of Wakulla:
male and seven grandchildren.

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Wewahitchka Employees Plan



Flathead Catfish Classic in Aug.


The City of Wewahitchka
Employees Club announces the"
First' Annual Flathead Catfish
Classic to be held from 4:00 p.m.
CT, Friday, August 20,, through
4:00 p.m.. Saturday, August 21.
The proceeds from this tourna-
ment will be used to provide
scholarships for local students
who are seeking hope and
opportunity through higher edu-,i
national. ,
Cash prizes include: first'
largest fish $1,000,' second '-
$500, third $300, fourth $200,
fifth $100; the boat %with most,
pound average S200. There is a,
bonus prize of $600 for fishermen
who participate in the Blounts-i
town, Bristol and Wewahitchka,
flathead, catfish tournaments this
year arid who have the most'
poundage caught' between the
three tournaments combined.
,Also at stake 'in this tourna-
mnient is a prize' package worth .
',' : .. S , : ,


approximately $40,000, which
, includes a new pick-up, boat, -
''motor and trailer.' This prize will
ble awarded to the angler who,
catches a flathead catfish large':
enough to become the certified
state record, and who holds the
record at the end of the tourna-
ment.
Tournament Chairman.
Donald Mutcheew says, "There is a
good chance we could see the,
record broken during this tourna-
ment. There are several.flatheads
larger than the record in the
rivers around here."
The City of Wewahitchka is,
relying upon corporate sponsors,
to offset the cost of the tourna-
ment thereby leaving more funds
available for scholarships.
Some of the sponsors thus far
inIclude: The Star. BellSouth,
Triangle Construction, L.S.L.T.
Churchwell, Bay Land & Abstract,
WPAP, WMBB-TV, The .News


Herald, The Gulf County Breeze,,
Williams' Environmental, Beard
Equipment, L.. C, Moulder &
Sons, Roger Clemmons Auto
Sales. Blue Cross/Blue Shield,
Arrow Disposal, Buffalo Rock,
Fisher's., Jerry Pybus Electric,
Jim Feltman Homes and Target
Stores.
Information on various levels
of participation is available from
Tournament Chairman Don
Minchew at the Wewahitchka City
Hall.
This tournament is sanc-
tioned by the National Catfishing
Association. Jim Whaley., presi-
dent of the National Catflshing
Association shared his excitement
over this inaugural event in a
recent statement. i
Whaley, says, "The growth in,
the sport of flathead caLfishing is
tremendous. Field and Stream
included an article in their July
edition. 'It's been mentioned on


CNN. People are talking about it
everywhere and they are excited.,'
There is nothing like hooking one
of the big ones. It's hard to ex-.-
press how exciting this sport is.-
You have to try it for yourself." -
The entry fee for the tourna-
ment is $45 per person, which ,
includes a hospitality package.
The first 150 entrants will receive
10 bream, for, use as bait. Entry
forms can be obtained from City ,
Hall by calling (850) 639-2605.
The City of Wewahitchka is in !
the midst of several rivers which
makes It an ideal place for this .
type of fishing.
Minchew says. "This tourna-.-
ment should be very exciting. The :
abundance ,of rivers, lakes and'
streams around Wewa all. offer
places to find and catch the "big
one". Come out and join us."-


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1200 U. S.Hwy. 98 .2221 CR C-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons.Bayou on St. Joe B'ay.
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BEACHFRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr. Gulf Pines BEACH FRONT New Listing 8027 Hwy. 98, St
Subdivision. One of the finest gulf front homes in Joe Beach. 4 bedroom, 3 bath single family executive
the area gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with home. Nearly new at 4 years, newly carpeted
many amenities, including electric storm shutters, w..' decorator touches. Appro\. 2,400 sq. ft. of Int ing
irrigation system, custom counter tops, 12' ceilings, space Separate air conditioning for each of three
glass block in master bath, extensive decking, board- levels. Partially furnished. $550,000. Call Marlene.
walk to the beach, fireplace and elevator. The nicely ..
landscaped home has a wrap around porch, sundeck ''. '- '', .,.'"'. ... '. .' ;.-.:
with sunbrella, and a screened porch Comes v.'ith .'
icemaker refrigerator, sto e, dihwasher, satellite '
dish and window treatments Located on almniut 1 '. .
acre. $489,900. .. ,,...


NEW LISTING Dockside Townhouse 112-'
C Miramar'Dr. On the canal, bdat slip, excel-
lent condition. 2 bedrooms/2 1/2 batlhs.
central h/a, parl'ing f6or two vehicles, open.
deck below, closed deck upstairs off master
bedroom. All electric, washer/dryer hook up.


108 5. 29th St. Mexico Beach. B1,,A IR JE OF A
KIND! Single family ee Larpl, Tpprox. 2800 SF. 3
letel.' Ground is 2 car prkn wC entries and
storage Nextl der room, kitchen, master
BR and ,ilcent great room ving dining, rue.
ersen 2lass doors across thji main living
rv iWngonto a large screened porch which runs the full
hof house. Next level and 2BR and full ba, sitting area,
and go.s up to a functionall Widow's Walk. Excellent con-
struich.:n pickled pine walls, i. hue oak floor-. Many, many
Sameeniti- I.lusr eel Partiall furnished rhi- type of beach
iront home doe, not become available .c-rv otien! Situaled on
2 loti ha 1l01' of beach Iront $650,000 For furLder informa-.
tion ask for *Ellen Alleinore, 648-5146.


Unrurnisnea.$15,0UU.. .3114Hrwy. 98-Mexico Beach.Business only. Established,
S ..c charming 150',r sl'yl.e odia hop operatr.g from leased
NEW LISTINGS: building central] locatEd with heavy traffic. Shop serves
t. frozen %ogurt and solt ice cream and offers a line of gifts
Great-Gulf Front Opportunitl. On Cape San Bias Secluded and souvenirs. Main equipment includes 2 Taylor model
Dunes Subd Lot F 3 11 Ift on the gulf approx 295 ft. 754,double batch freezers, 1 Taylormatemodel.152 sin-
deep, total o'7 acres Everything i, rght on this one World gle batch freezer, hew Fla\ orbei't s, rup dispenser for 8
Class Beach dramatic high dunes, remote sile. controllEd additional flavors. Ig topping bar, retrigeration and
access, your neighbor is. the state park. united to no ero. freezer storage. and a 40t) ice machine Call tor more
sion and possible to permit for two iesidences. ~vcll priced '; info. $53.500
at $410,000 GCall Tom: '- : '. Mexico Beach Marina located ont Mexico Beaeh Canal-
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft 'Very.nice lot, 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks,,
on Hwy. 98. $180,000. ,,., 3,000 + sq. fl bldg $690,000.
CANAL FRONT PORT ST. JOE


Canal Front Home, 111 N. 44th St., NMesico Beach. Canal'
front, 3/2 custom built brick home boats many' amenities
including 121- on the MNIAIN Lanal with seawall, dock. and
boat .sip, gunite pool a cool decking. Located in Huiet'
neighborhood on cul o' canal from main
rooms ot house Tininr ,li' L.'surP da',,time pr'. a,;
Armsrong Imagine- ood tloorirg, tile carpet, italian
marble fireplace, cultured marble sdlls and b.athroorn coun-r'
ters Open deck with 8\12 screened porch ..-.If master bed.
room Priced to sell at $261ii,i00i
S BEACHSIDE.
I Mexico Beach Beachside 101A Mliramar Dr. e\'Et nicely
furnished 2 bedroom 1 bath torhon-e lust steps to the
canal and short walk to the beach. WIater iew from deck,
off aN D e I Tchen
and N I itlk'%b o lta t Ia, all
appliances Patio off great room pri acy fence around
.back & side yard Storage of f p.a... $105,900.
Mexico Beach Location Locationi! 106 D 34th St.
.beachside of'Hwy.,98. 3BR/2BA, living and dining room,
kitchen, laundry and screened porch, great view!! Reduced
to $145,900, so hurry and call Marlene at 648-5146.
ACROSS HIGHWAY'FROM BEACH
111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Lult vi.' 45 step
across from dedicated beach. Gulf vie' trom glassed-in
dining area. Great arrangement with master bdrm 1 ba .
kitchen, dining, living area upstairs. 1 Bdrm', I ba do-. n.
stairs, garage with auftd door opener. Reduced to $115,900.
ST. JOE BEACH..
ON THEMARKET AGAIN! Pelican .Walk Subd., 8206
Pelican Walk Lane. Ve nice bedroom 1 b. unit in
trip I ase7t a dish-'
wasl0 r. -
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable approx.
2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Ba'th on each of 3 lev-
els. Stairs on side and out for safety. Lots of decks. 3 BR
and 2 baths on 2 main living levels2."Lots of room on
ground floor for game room, officd,'bedfoorhs, or could be
used as large apartment. Ground floor' ised to-be antique
shop, office and storage, ch/, stove. LUts .of possibilities.
Must see. $165,000.
GULF AIRE
705 Gulfaire Dr. Very nice' 3Br 2 Ba single level home in
like new cond. 2100+ SF open floor plan, Ig. Fla. rm., mas-
ter BR suite and split Br plan. N.cely landscaped 75'x12"0'
lot, privacy fenced back yard & Ig. arbor patio indoor/out-
door living. 2 car gage and loads of storage. $173,292.68
COMMERCIAL/INVESTNI1ENT PROP.
Motel ;'4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots,
gunitee swimming pool, boat parking,, good investment
potential. $550,000.


816 Marvin Ave. Lovely 4 BD/2.5 BA on a lg.150/175 lot.
3 level home. Remodeled kitchen with new flooring and
new cabinets. Entry has'ceramic tile flooring Den with,,
fireplace overlooks 16x41O inground swimming pool.
Office off den, Deck off master bedroom' 'Cen h,/a,'dOu-"
ble car garage.'A must see. $130,000.,.: I.
1803 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 ba. single lev-
Sh I ntON R C fi ,
screened porch Large lot has real potential, needs some
work and exterior clean up. A tremendous opportunity at,
Q n00 ,


.. OVERSTREET
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba'., split plan mobile
home on cleared approx 1/2 acre lot, paved road, all util-
ities, well, septic, satellite dish. Perfect for your country "
living, yet within 10 minutes to two towns. REDUCED -
$18,000 DRASTIC! .
WEWAHITCHKA
310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka.
Great lakefront retreat just minutes from the Gulf. Like
new manufactured home 3 bedrooms/2 ba. Florida room
living/dining combo. Over 1400 sq. ft. still under manu-
facturers' warranty, finished with top of the line iiiaterials
and appliances all set or a nicely landscaped 1/2 acre
%alerirconi lol on Lake Como. Beautifully finished fully
insulated 10'x20' detached Workshop, plus garden and
boat sheds combined with a private boat dock provide
total recreation package. Fish or swim off your own boat
dock, relax in your spa tub in the Florida room, or troll on
'your, private lak6. All beautifully maintained in move-in
condition you must see to appreciate. $94,900.
LOTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
CAPE SAN BLAS / Bayfront-101 ft. of bay frontage over-
looking PgIslandc 490 ft. olepth from Pig Bayou to C-
30, overU endous
opportuy Tr sec ed ea or multip e nome sites;
great view, and water access to the bay, only $105,000.
Gulf Sidf 11id~aA6dl [ tQ~ 4 cleared,
$25,000 f OtCT III
BEACON HILL
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in
an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restrictions,
just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be
available. $35,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98
by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on
Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commercial
zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $600,000.


I n John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
0 K L647.3633
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
17--1 647-8939
:r -- Tom Graney -647-3736
R"A "r E m I "Marlene Harris-. 647.5316
M S A" Joan Smithwick 647-4150









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8245 Gulfaire Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. 2 bed-:
e room. 2 l1,2 ba., completely furnished townhouse.
, fHas 2 decks with panoramic view of Gult. Very nice-
ly furnished, also has a fireplace. Great rental.
$195,000.00.


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SEAFOOD RU U AND LOUNGE.
Located with six boat slips. Price
in-hcl ^h tness, two canal front lots, the
furnishings, and in..entory. Call for,
deits. $550,000. (FC00"1)










102 N. 36th Street., o c $165,000. COM-
MERCIAL, R tfNU A ,ETAIL. Zonedgenieral %
commerinom, 2 bath home. Lots of possi- .
lIl~lV.FTce single family home or excellent
l _icT':)r business. Call for more information. Lot
size 75'x 100'..










8255 Gulfaire Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. Has 2
decks with panoramic view of Gulf. $185,000.00

GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape, near
pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4 SOLD, LOT 5 UNDER CONTRACT.
LOTS 6, 7, & 8, still on market. Block A. $24,000 each.
OVERSTREET AREA
OVERSTREET AREA, Borders Road. 210'x420' Lot 7.
2.02 acres more or less. $12,000.00.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000

HOWARD CREEK
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd:, Two
adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way .from
Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed. Nicely.
wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered culvert
access already in place and these are high lots. $8,000
each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting retreat or
develop one and sell one.

WEWAHITCHKA
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot
3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x'
252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct
access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located
in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or
mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your
dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.


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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





1995 Mazda 626 loaded, $8,700. Call
227-1156 or 229-6713 after 5:30.
Emeron blue. VW dune buggy, street
legal, has 2 tops, excellent cond.,
$1,800. 639-5897. 2tc 7/8
1985 Honda Civic wagon, 1988
Hyundai Excel, $300 each. 647-9855.
2tc 7/1
1084 Dodge Caravan, needs head work,
$200. 229-6435. 3tp 7/1
0 993 blue 4-dr. Chev. Corsica, power
windowss, power doors, air; cond,& radio.
Good cond., asking $4,500. Contact
229-6770, call after 6:00 or leave mes-
sage. .. 2tc 7/1


For Rent on Reid Ave. Shop with office,
all utilities paid. 229-2727. tfc 7/8
2 bedroom house with chain link fence,
$300 monty with $175 'deposit, 515
Duval St., Oak Grove. 229-2799 or 227-
3463. 2tc 7/1
Nice unfurnished 14x52' 2 bd., 1 ba.
with ceri. h/a, located in Parker with
water view. Excellent for person who
works in Panama City. Water sewer and
garbage furnished. $425 month. $225
damage deposit. 648-5905 after 6 p.m.
2tc 7/1
Weekly riital, St. Joe Beath, 2 blocks
from beach, call 647-6855'for details.
2tc '7/1

Spacious, 3 bdrm.,: 2 ba. home, 1g.
fenced yard, kids and pets welcome. 1
block from beach. $650/mo. Bill
Howard, 647-9286., tfc 7/22
For lease: 3 bedroom, 2 ba. home at 206
Cburt St., St. Joe Beach,' $600,
flirst/last; available July 1st. 612-416-
3711.' "" tfc 6/24
Long term lease: 4 bedroom waterfront
Oversleet' area. Deposit & references
required. $750 a month. Call 334-677-


95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Editidn, '60Q86. If not in, leave message, tfc 7/1,
V-8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after 8 po m S tfe7/1 S Small, retail/office space for rent on
p.m. : Third St.'229-2727.' tfc 7/1


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8'5" vee hull work boat,. center 'steer-
ihg, 41',x6' flat deck. 1982 '115. p
Johnson, needs work, tilt and trim.
works ~ 'Shoreline trailer, 9 gal. fueltank.
banforth' anchor, 2 propellers. $850
dbo. 647-9868.: 4tp 7/1
KAYAKS for sale! Great funt At the Port
Theatre,; downtown Port St. Joe. Open-,
Tues. -Sat. 229-9282. 6tc 6/24


bedroom 2 bath doublewide on 2
bea tiful lots at 213 B St St Joe


'House .and Business for Rent: Has been
remodeled and is ready to be rented
now. 41st St., Mexico Beach. 850-668-
7212 or 850-648-3090, ask forSusle.
S4tc 6/17


Mexico 'Beach mobile home,, lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfe 7/1:
'Mobile home for .rent, '3 bdrm., 2;ba.,
brand new doublewide, unfurnished, ig.
lot. Nice neighborhood. $595, per
month. 648-5476. tfc 7/1
Mexico Beach mobile, home lot for rent
ini quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 7/1


Secure, well lit 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


Beach, $450 security deposit plus Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
$450/month. 648-5840. tfc 7/8 3 bedroom apartments. duplexes, 'and :
homes' for rent in Mexico Beach.
2 bedro. Ibath. mobile lf one' on 1/2 Furnished and tunfunished.' : Call
cre5 .Oveat ,m l7n,!Jan Parker Rea ty a 68-5,77 or.m.e
$150 deposit. 6 861 -3 27-385/.,8 information. .'


Apartment for Rent: 606 Woodward,
Ave., Apt. B, 2 bdrm w/appliances, new
paint, new carpet, $200 (deposit, $400/
month. 334-678-7661, ask for David or
Debra. tc 7/8
rpdian Lagoon view, new 4BR/2ba,
cypress home on 5 acres, private pond
*ith jacuzzi room. Entertain, fish,
beach or'just relax. Located 1 mile east
of Indian' Pass Raw.Bar on Hwy.2 C-30,
$750 a month. Call 859-927-251'5.
4tp 7/1

Private office space at
1236 Reid Av e. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
Sfc 7/3.


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


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


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


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Gulf Shore Court., Trailer for rent. 'No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc7/1
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal-for small wed-.'
dings, 'receptions. dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. ,, tfc 9/25

af 1/ a wa 7t Stew

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'Xl2' 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 7/1'


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 7/1


Now Renting Spacious'
S 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
S "Mini Blinds.
On-site Management
Voice/TTYAccess .s
(352) 472-3952


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

Central heat and air
Wall 'to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
S(352) 472-3952
tfc 7l1


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 t


Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St
for the elder:
Cen. h &a,
efficient cons
nished. fully c
site Equal Opp
229-6353 for
TAKING APPL


Apts., 102 Liberty Manor Laborers and Equipment Operators
t. Joe. Affordable housing needed for Site Utility Company.
ly and the handicapped. Excellent Benefits. Long-Term
laundry facilities, energy Opportunities. Drug Testing, EOE.
st.. stove & refrig.. fur- Applications can be picked up at 2015
;arpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on Lisenby Ave., Panama City or at Site
por. Housing Complex.Call Trailer, 1600 US Hwy. 98, Mexico
more information. NOW Beach. 4tc 7/8


ICATIONS tfc 7/I


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.
* One; bedroom apartment, washer/'
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 7/1

cleARAGE] SALES:-j


Yard Sale: Children's clothes, clothes,
lots of miscellaneous. 513-B 9th St.-,
Port St. Joe, 8:00 till. ltc 7/8
Yard Sale:: ;Saturday, July 10, 8-12. 336
Atlantic -St., St. Joe Beach. Sofa bed,'
louvered windows, gas central furnace
and milscellaneous. Itc 7/8
Yard Sale: many tools, unique glass-
ware. 212 Balboa St.,I St. Joe Beach. 8
a.m. 4 p.m. Friday, July 9 only
'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. : 4tc6/24
Moving Sale: Dining room set w/6
chairs, 2 water beds, I king, 1 queen,
sleep sofa,, love seat, lamps. Make offer.
229-7052. 3tp 7/1

HE: P ANTED.,i


Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post.
Please call 227-1936. 2tc 7/1


The Apalachicola Maritime Museum,
Inc. is seeking experienced shipwrights
with extensive knowledge of 1900 cen-
tury wooden boat building. Supective,
wooden schooners. Send resume, refer-
ences to: Sherry Stokes, Apalachicola
Maritime Museum, P. o. Box 625,
Apalachicola, FL 32329. For more infor-
mation call' 850-653-3630. 2tc 7/8


DRIVERS
Drivers needed for local runs. Out

average 3 nights per week. Contact
Lee Burnham, McKenzie Tank Lines
c/o Arizona Chemical,, Hwy. 98,' Port,
St. Joe, FL 227-3668. 8tc 7/8
INDEPENDENT CONTItACT)OR-Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative is seeking an
independent contractor to read electric
meters in its Bayou George, Fountain,
Sand Hills, and Ebro service areas.
'Please .submit your proposal ,to Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative, "James,
',ITharp, P.O. Box 8370, Southport,:
Florida 32409, including qualifications
,Xand familiarity with the area by
Tuesday, Juily 13, ,1999, 4:30 p.m. For
information, please call James Tharp at
800-568-3667 or 850-265-3631. .,
S.... tc 7/8.


",High school graduates 'looking for
career opportunity in light construction,
'2-in 'screen ,enclosure industry, phone
'227-3628.' : Iltc 7/8
SSeveral positions available. Cooks 3,
waiting staff 5, dishwashers 2, salad
pre/bus staff 2. Apply in .person or
phone: DUNES BEACH RESTAURANT,
..3625 Cape San Blas Road, .Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. 850-227-3655 or 850-227-
1819. tfc 7/8
P & T Plumbing Inc. looking for: some-
'one who is hard working, dependable
and is willing to learn the plumbing
trade. Call 647-8947 after 5:30 p.m.
2tc 7/8

'Established lawn service is looking for
experienced help, for year round
employment. Call 229-6435. 3tp 7/1


Primex Technologies, Inc. NOW HIRING
Lab Technician.
Our "state of the:art" facility is located
conveniently on Rt. 98 in St. Marks, FL.
We have a current opening we need to
fill as soon as possible in our Quality
Assurance Department. The qualified
individual will perform a variety of
chemical analysis tests on raw materi-
als through finished products in a
clean, professional lab setting.
Interested candidates must possess
either 2 years of college training in
chemistry and math or one. year college
level of, chemistry and related work
experience. Experience in an analytical
lab is a plus. A comprehensive on the
Job training program is, provided.
Position has rotating shift work assign-
ments. '
Qualified individuals' can submit: their
resume in confidence by either dropping
a copy off at our' Administrative Offices
(7:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm) or Main Gate
(Anytime) located on Rt. 98,' by fax
9850) 577-2409 or mailing a resume to
the attention of:
PRIMEX Technologies; Inc.
attn: To. Piszczatoskl, Human
Resources Dept., P. O. Box 222
St. Marks, FL 32355.
2tc 7/1
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south, Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 7/1

C. W. Roberts Contracting Inc. now hir-
ing experienced heavy equipment
operators and dump truck drivers.
Competitive pay, good benefits. Apply at
Hwy. 20 East,, Hosford, Florida. Drug
Free. EOE. tfc 6/17
Licensed salesperson with Fla.' license,
needed for busy Cape office of Fantasy
Properties, Inc. Call 227-2511 or 648-
5146. .,: fc7/1
Cottage Cleaners needed. Mexico
Beach area. Experience, transportation,
dependability a must. Saturday work,
$7.00 pr hour to start. 229-2683.
3tc 7/1

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 tfc 7/1,


JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking an ix dividual
to. fill a full-time; Laborer position. The
starting salary is $6.00 per hr. 1 40
hour work week. The following qualifi-
cations are desired for this position at
the Road Department;
*Must be able to perform all types of
general labor, Run a level, Set grade,
and shoot elevations
*Be willing to learn to run heavy equip-
ment
*Must possess a CDL Class A Driver's
License
*Must be a high school graduate or
equivalent
Applications will be, received at the Gulf
County Road Department, 318 S. 7th
St., Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-
2238, Monday through Friday, 7:00
am-. 3:30 p.m., CST.. Applications will
be received until Friday, July 9th, 1999.
3:30 p. min., CST. 'If you have any
questions you may contact' Chief
Administrator Don Butler at (850) 229-
6111. Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.
/s/ Tommy Knox, Chairman'
Attest: Benny C. 'Lister, Clerk
2tc7/1,l

Quality Assurance
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Chemical is seeking a Quality
Assurance Laboratory Supervisor at our
Valdosta, GA site. The: Valdosta Plant.
manufacturers rosin based products for
use in the Ink and Adhesive industries.,
The QA Laboratory. Supervisor certifies
product' quality and .oversees Lab:
Technicians performing testing to mon-'
itbr manufacturing processes..
Successful candidates must be able to'
perform basic quantitative analytical
laboratory tests and have problem solv-
ing abilities. In addition, this person
must have excellent communication
skills, experience working in: an ISO
9002 environment and strong leader-
ship skills. The preferred background
will be '.someone with a bachelor's;
degree in a technical field of study. We
offer a competitive benefits package.
Please send, all responses to the atten-
tion of "Personrel" FAX: (912) 333-
8446, mail: Arizona Chemical, 1401
East Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601,
e-mail: "MaryYawn@ipaper.com". We
will be accepting resumes through
Friday, July 16, 1999.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F


TRADE5~SETand SERVICES U


STUMP GRINDING
SBest prices in town!
-SOO-ss80 28-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body. Repair
: ,,Rebuild Wrecks:
Body 8 Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
'! .-MV02522,;
Call or See BOB PEACOCK
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
SOn Ste' 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


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


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service! '
Installation Pump-Out Repair a


COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 7/1

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




Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
; .TRIMMING ,,,
I wt wotrk for you.
Licensed:and insured Sring'
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


STUTZMAN ROOFING
'RC #0038936
SSpecializing in erepfofs
SinglePly &Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229--8631




Steve Brant's


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

22976326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc 6/3


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Ansured License #RR0067190


.ARRY.L. GAD1IS
AIR CONDTlONING INSTA AiION & REPAIR
EkTNDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ONLL BRANDS* INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS'" ';' ; ,
'4'-5474 FLUCENSEERO0010992,IRA154218>


TH CABINET SHoPP

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

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED

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


Mize Plumbing, Glass & SuppfI, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

* Residential *custom wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A R Fence
Fencingr and Cencrete Work
Albert Flelschmnann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


'; o 11 Residential
Commercial
Termite & Rest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
PL MILY OW NED

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

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RATES:
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call I
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
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JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applications
until 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., Friday, July 9,
1999, for the following position:
Emergency Management/E9-1-1
Secretary
Applications may be obtained at the
Gulf County Emergency Management
/E9-1-1 Office, Gulf County Courthouse
Annex, 1000 Cecil G.. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, Monday
through Friday. Minimum educational
requirement for this position is a high
school diploma or equivalent. Applicant
should type a minimum of'35 cwpm,
have general and' specific computer
knowledge with preferred experience in
WordPerfect, Word and Access. Position
requirements: Should have good secre-
tarial organizational and) communica-
tion skills: must be able to work well
with the general public, county staff
members, other agencies, and etc.;
General knowledge and willingness to
learii the administration of the E9-1-1
System and fiscal operations including
department budgets, grants and audit
functions. Salary range: $6.00 to $8.50
per hour based upon skills, abilities,
experience and work record. Gulf
County enforces a drug-free workplace
policy and is an equal opportunity/
affirmative action employer. 2tc 7/1


HEL WANTED 1


Security guards wanted. Call 747-8960.
Free licensing and training. 4tc 7/1
Part time office position in the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail or fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, P. 0. Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL
32410, fax # 850-648-5779. E-mail.
address: parkerrealty@dlgitalexp.com.
tfc 7/1

Reservationist/receptionist needed at
Mexico Beach office, Part time and
weekend work. Good attitude a must.
Call Thompson-Rish Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449. tfc 7/1





Large white male lab in St. Joe Beach
area. Black collar with tags. last seen on
Friday night. Reward. 647-8155.
2tp 7/1

Sell It awith 4 4 lasU Adi*e


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SMALL ENGINE REPAIR -
Barfield's Lawn B Garden, 229-
2727. tfc 7/8
White v.icker bedroom, set. S200 Large
old fashioned wall mirror S75: 3 glass &
brass end tables, $40 each. 648-8782.
ltc 7/8

Sheet rock for sale, 112 sheets of 4'x12',
$15 each. Cash and carry. Itc 7/8
Steel buildings, new, must sell, 40x60x
14 was $17,500 now $10,971; 50xlOOx
16 was $27,95 now $19,900;
80x135x16 was $79,850 now $42,990'
l100oox175x20' was' $129,650 now
$78,850. 1-800-406-5126. ltp 7/8
Used furniture for' sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
tfc 7/1
Jayco pop-up camper, sleeps 6. Air-
cond., stove, sink, awning, good condi-
tion, $1,200. 227-1708 2tc 7/1:
PHOTO DEVELOPING, available at
Barfield's, 229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. Joe (at former Photo World'
Shop) tfc,7/1
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 7/1


Daylilies, all colors, red, cream, laven-
der, pink salmon, gold and peach. Jean
Stebel, 6760 Hwy. 71, White City, 827-
1304. tfc 7/1




1998 Redman mobile home (Zone 3)
60x24, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, asking pay-
off. Please call 639-9340 or 639-5093.
2tc 7/8

Mobile home sale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check. 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, 14' clde, small down
payment, great terms. HURRYI 784-
2087. tfc 6/24
14x70' 1989 Liberty mobile home, 2T
bdrm., 2 ba., 3 window air cond., cen-
tral gas heat. Must be moved, power
pole, steps, blocking and skirting all go.
Great shape and very clean. $9,000,
obo. 827-2376. 4tc 6/24.
1999 16x80" 2' bedroom 2 full baths,
mobile home, take up payments and
move. 227-2175. 2tp 7/1
2 bedroom, I bath mobile home, 2049
Trout St.. rented lot (S70/mth.) S4'500.'
850-697-3751 or 3310. 41c 7/1


TRADES andU SERVICE KUES.


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


Mary Kay Cosmetics
BETTY LEWIS, Consultant
909 10th Street, Port St. Joe
Call 850-229-6005
Consultaort since 1991
12tp6/17


TELEPHONE FAX -
COMPUTER LINES
INSTAUlATION & REPAIR
OVER 15 YRS. EXPERIENCE
COMPETITIVE RATES
Charles Branch
(850) 648-8632

CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
850-2271568/
MARY KAY
"America's Best Selling Brand"

Pressure washing done, your
home, deck, or drive. I'm cutting
trees too, just to stay alive. To
give me a call, would be real
neat. I'll give you a price you just
can't beat. 229-8829. Billy
Johnson.
A4,7/1

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


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


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at. 700.



Pressure

Washing


CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
Michael Heatherly
229-8778
4t 7/8


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


----- MARVIN'S
Satellite Service
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Cell (850) 899:1061


SCatherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
Represenra'se
211 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
Avon (850) 229-6460





CAPPS CRANE

SERVICE

227-5678

Freddie Capps
40p 7/1


WE BUY HOUSES
fast cash quick closings any condition
(904) 716-9393 (850) 648-5435
6c /17


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


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
'"- REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
SPhil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 5/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-OO67199

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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


Housecleaning, either weekly or bi-
weekly. References available upon
request. Call 227-9622, leave a mes-
sage. 4tp 7/1



HOGAN'S

LAWN CARE

SERVICE

Ronnie & Kendall

Hogan, Owners

229-6300


Michael Heatherly

PAINTING
Interior & Exterior
15 years Professional
Neat & Clean
PRESSURE WASHING

(850) 229.8778
4Mc 7/8

Good Work Doesn't Cost,
ItPaysl

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


Billy's Painting and Small Repair.
Experienced carpenter and painter
(by the hour only). 647-9218. 8tc 7/1


For complete lawn service at reasonable
prices contact Preston at 647-8772 or
Collins at 647-5173. St. Joe Beach only!
| lp 7/8



Smiley Detailing Shop
CARS, BOATS & TRUCKS
102 2ND STREET
Call or Come By!
TAN SMILEY
227-9353


SRepair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
AMobile 227-8083
Office: 227-1402


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
Lic. #ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction


2026 Marvin Avenue
flai ta Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S. License #RC0067081

Phone(850)

S-2 ars Expence-44 229-6859
~;tfc 6/3


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

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Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage Z
< Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
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Lo (850) 227-50
STEAM CLEANING


98 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING


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





FREE to good home, 1 yr. old
hound/lab mix male dog, fixed, shots
up to date. Happy and energetic. Owner
can't keep, moving to apartment. 227-
9645. 2tp7/l
Free to a Loving and Wonderful
Home. We hate a terrible dilemma In
our family. ,2 of our 3 dogs have gotten
into severe fights with each other trying
to determine who 1ll be "top dog".
Since the first of this year these fights
have become more frequent resulting in
terrible wounds, vet visits and much
tension. A heartbreaking decision has
been made to give one of our babies
away.
Bonnie is a 6-year-old black arid white
terrier/spaniel mix.with wire hair and
weighing 30 pounds. She loves people
and children and is well behaved. She's
stricUy an inside dog (she hates the
rain) and is housebroken. She loves
going for rides in the car and walks on
the beach. She would have to go to a
single dog home due to the current cir-,
cumstances. She is not fond of cats.
She is current on all her shots. heart-
worm pills and flea control medicine.
She has been spayed and has no known
health problems. '
Visitation would be required to ease our
worries and, know we made the right
decision. If interested please call 647-
3599 (evenings are best)..





Chipola River front property, 110' on
river bluff, never flooded. Scotts Ferry
area. Call 850-227-9440 after 5:30 p.m.
2tp 7/1
Two lots on Dead Lakes, 10 miles north
of Wewa. Call or leave message at 227-
1125. .2tp 7/1
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-641 1 tfc 7/1
In Overstreet on Palmetto Drive. For
sale by owner, 2 parcels of land. For
more info call 648-5094. 4tp 7/1
Trade Key Largo house-ocean, canal. 3
bedroom. 3 bath for San Bias gulf front
house. 305-852.5312. tfc 6/24
St. Joe Beach 3 bedroom. 2 bath
modular home. Approx. 300 ft. to
beach, priced to sell. Large screen porch
with gulf view. Call Joan at Crystal
Sands Realty, 648-4400. 7tc 6/17
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. tfc 6/24
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation.
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. arid Sunray Court, Beacdn Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach,' Inc. for further, info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 7/1
For Sale by Owner: 120 Westcott
Circle, brick home, great neighborhood,
3 bdrm., 1 bath, laundry room, deep lot,
fenced in back yard, large storage shed,
new paint, carpet & central h/a, 229-
9799. 6tc 6/10

For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.


A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet.
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking,
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 7/1





Want to Buy: A good used gas stove.:
Call 648-5905. lItc7/8.

WANTED: lawn mowers, dead or
alive and cheap. Small engine and
yard equipment. 8515029-2727
days. tfc 7/1





IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of:
Christine Land Stiller,
'Wife/Petitioner, ,
and
Michael R. Stiller,
Husband/Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL R. STILLER
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Di..Iouuu.n ofl Marnm3ge -ihas teen flied against
,ou and %'ou are required Lu Oene a copy of your
wntt defenses. i aif to this action on DAVID C. ,
GASKIN ESQ Peuuoner's attorney, whose
address I Poust Office Box 185. Wewahlichka.
Florida 32465. on or before the 30h daC of July.
l'9?A and file the o.nin3l sith the Clerk of this
Court rather before aerice on peuu.:ners attorney
or immediately, thereafitr other-ise a default will
be ern,ered agzanst cu 1ir the reljcf demanded in
the p,-uuon
WITNESS, my hand and the seal of this court
on the 29th day of June. 1999.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
S Torin lux
4tc. July 1. 8, 15. and 22. 199'
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re: The Estate Of: ,
Anna Grace Dees,
Deceased .
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The admnlrdstraton of the estate of ,anna Grace
Dees deceased. i. pending in the Frobate Court.
GULF County. Flmnda. the addre, ofwhich Is:,
Gul'Countr Courthoue
S1000 Cusun Blid r
Fn St Joe londa 32456
The names and addresses of the personal repre-
se,Ltauve and rwe personal representative's attor-
ney ire .et torth below'
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT;.
All persons on %h-m this notice is served,
who h ave objecUons mat challenge the -aility of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their oDlectons awuit, his court.
.TrHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NcOrICE OR THIRTY DO .5 AfTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE or A COPY OFr HIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dents estate, n whom a copy of this notice is
served, within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice, must ile their
claims with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of'the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this notice
Is July 1, 1999.
Personal Representative
Abble Grace Conner
202 Chasevile Street
Pensacola, Florida 32507
RONALD E. T '
Attorney For Personal Representative
KAKUS, REID, ENABLE & WITT. P.A.
1400 4th Avenue West
Bradenton. Florida 34205
941-747-1180
Florida Bar Number: 317160
2tc. July 1 and 8. 1999.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
pursuant to the "Fictitious Name Act," Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes will register with the
Florida Department of State upon receipt of proof
of the publication of this notice, the fictitious
name, to wit:
SunBridge Care & Rehab for Bay St. Joseph
under which we expect to engage in business at
220 9th St., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
S Dated at Albuquerque. New Mexico. this 2nd
day pi May. 1999
SUNBRIDGE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
/s/Michael T Berg. Secretary
2tp, July I and 8. 1999.


ri l St. George Island
Prudential 850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Resort Realty of Apalachicola
r St. George Island 850-653-2555 888-419-2555

St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
1520 C.R. c-30, Port St.oe,'Florida 32456 110 Bmrrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107

WATERFRONT ACREAGE!
Overstreet Intracoastal Waterway
35.9 acres, natural gas available.
Secluded homesite or investment property.
$260,000. MLS#3506
Overstreet Wetappo Creek Waterfront
2BR/2BA home on approx. 20 acres.
655' river frontage. Access to Intracoastal.
$265,000. MLS#3886
Wewahitchka Chipola River
70 acres, county road maintenance.
Zoned Forestry Agriculture
$68,000. MLS#3726

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