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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 15, 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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The Star On Line at http:lwwuw.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999


PSJ Recycling Going
Strong Details on Page 3A
County Teams in' Dixie
Tourney Line-Up.on Page IOA
USDA Bars Local Business
From Food Stamp
Program Page SA
Kilmer Reports on
Apalachicola River
St6ry on -Page 1B
Help for Parents on
Internet Super Highway?
Where? Page 6B
Gulf Co., M. B. Profiting
From Bed Tax Revenues
Income Update on Page 3A
Law Enforcement Reports
Cities & County on. Page 3B



School


Board Sets

Book Guides

". ,
-Gulf County School Board
members had a, busy night last
evening as several items were dis-
cussed at their monthly meeting.
As a result of parent concerns
about the novel, "Where the Red.
Fern Grows," Supt. Jerry Kelley
and the board agreed to a plan
outlined by a district-wide com-
mittee concerning novels to be
taught in Gulf County schools.
According to Kelley. the dis-
trict-wide committee proposed to
notify parents four weeks prior to
a novel being taught in class.
Parents must be allowed to obtain
a: copy of. the novel from the
teacher or the school library.
Parents will have three weeks
from the time of the. notice to air
any objections. Should a parent
object to a certain novel, a parent-
teacher conference will be called
for the purpose of finding an
alternate novel for that child.
In his inquiry of this subject.
Supt. Kelley contacted superin-
tendents from five other districts
Including, Bay, 'Calhoun, Jeffer-
!son, Liberty arid Wakulla coun-
ties. All said the iovel in question
is available in their school
(See SCHOOL on Page 8A)


Target

Gulf County Adopt


Industry Status for FCPC

`s Resolution For Mill To Receive Up To $2.4 Million In State Help
SGulf County commissioners approval on the resolution before Florida Coast Paper Company
'passed a resolution agreeing to the company can benefit from the officials will be outlining that plan
.designation of Florida Coast tax incentives. -to the bankruptcy judge on or
rPaper Company, L.L.C. as a Florida Governor Jeb Bush, before the August 2nd deadline to
i"Qualified Target. Industry", Enterprise Florida, Gulf County present the mill's reorganizational
enabling the mill to be .eligible for Economic Development Commit- plans.
approximately S2.4 .million in tee and the Gulf County.Chamber
state-backed tax incentive rebate of Commerce have been hashing P y u
I 'SQ ,over the next lour years. out a plan to aid the paper mill as lans
,and the Governor's Office still nization under Chapter 11 bank- ust
S! .iB E I !must place their stamp of ruptcy...


Flood Map Battle


Starts Heating U

FEMA, County, And CDA Squaring Off


August 14 will mark the one year anniversary of the idle sta-
tus of the Florida Coast Paper Company mill.


Not a lot has been publicized
over the past few months as mem-
bers of the Gulf County Coastal
Development Association (GCC-
DA) have worked to counter
FEMA's proposed flood map zon-
ing changes at Cape San Bias and
Indian Pass peninsulas.
But. no news is not necessar-
ily good news.
"Every time we talk to or meet
with someone from FEMA, they
tell us something new or different


Health Department Eyes Ward Ridge


The Gulf County Health
Department surveyed searched
and have now settled on a future
site for the Port St. Joe office of
the Health beparteriet and
adjoininrg-Office of Environmental
Health.
The land between Pine Ridge
apartments and the building for-
merly containing Marquis Home
Health, in Ward Ridge. has been
partially cleared and plans are
being laid for construction in the
coming months.
' The almost fifty year old
building the department currently
inhabits has met with sewage
problems, lack of parking space.
and a plethora of other difficulties
within the past feiv years. Adding
to the buildings inadequacy is the
fact that the office has more than
tripled its staff count since 1994.
To accommodate the.ggrowth,
the building has been remodeled
arid extended several times and
yet still cannot meet the demands
of the heavy'traffic it incurs,.
For example, a necessity for


modern, public buildings is a
handicapped-accessible entrance


sidered when choosing the land
location for the new building.


and restroom. However, the halls ,. First-where will be the safest
and odd angles of the current"' place? and second-where will the
building,p.ce awkward to ranar)u-, altb Department's services be
ver, even fo6 thosF who are fully. r'neded most desperately?.
able. "The ward Ridge sight was


The proposed new health
department sketched by archi-
tects at Bay Design in Pensacola.
will have an area of 19,000 square
feet. The construction of 10.000 of
these will transpire during phase
one of the building project, cost-
ing an estimated one million dol-
lars..This presents somewhat of a
dilemma for the department's cur-
,i'ent building budget of 1.3 million
Dollars.
"We will request the rest of
our money at the next legislation
"meetiiag." plans health depart-
-ment administrator Doug Kent.
But, until they receive additional
funds, many administration staff
.members will remain in the .old
office, which still belongs to the
county:
Two weighty topics were con-


chosen years ago as a place that
would be able to withstand a cat-
egory four storm." claims Kent.
addressing the former of the
issues.
"It's also an area where the
community is moving to. When
making these decisions, we have
to look fifty years in the future to
predict where the community is
growing," Kent says. in regards to
the latter issue.
The health department asked
clients about the future site; The
majority seemed to agree on the
land by Pine Ridge apartments as
an area where services can reach
people interracially.
. At the other end of Gulf Coun-,
ty, the Wewahitchka hoiie, of the
Gulf Cou n ty Health Department is
undergoing changes as well.
Remodeling arid expanding
efforts aie nearing completion.
Fifteen hundred square feet have
been added and. finishing touches,
like painting anid redecorating,'
are being miide.
(See Photo on Page 7A)


They seem to be making up
the rules as they go," said Don
Morrow, president of the GCCDA.
The committee was formed as
a partnership of property owners,
realtors, businessmen, and con-
cerned citizens. With the bless-
ings of the Gulf County Commis-
sion, the .groups have joined:
forces in an effort to combat
FEMA's recommended changes.,
Gulf County District 5 com-
missioner Warren Yeager didn't
mince any words about the dimfi-
culty Gull County ,would face as
they attempted to challenge
FENLa's proposal-"We're in for a
fight and it's not going to be easy."
At stake is future develop-
ment at major portions of Cape
San Bias .and Indian Pass penin-
sulas.
Both areas have been i-eglions
of significant development and
ate considered to be prime areas
for future major development.
FEMA's plans could bring
most of that development to a.
standstill as they propose to
change much of the area to a
higher flood probability area. This
'is complicated at the Cape and
Indian Pass because much of the
area is under the Coastal Barrier
Resource Act (CBRA).
That designation preludes.
property owners from purchasing
low cost government-backed flood
insurance and will make the risk
and cost of development out of the
qiuestiori for many of them.
Public Meeting July 31
Gulf Cointy did ask for'and
eventually receive an extension to
the appeals window to present
data to FEMA objecting to its pro-
posals. Commissioner Yeager told
Gulf County commissioners dur-
ing Tuesday evening's regular
meeting. that FEMA has yet to
.start the 90 day. appeals clock,
but they have informed the coun-
ty they were about to begii the
(See FLOOD on Page 8A)


The' resolution unanimously
passed as a part of _the board's
consent agenda, but met with
mixed reviews during discussion.
Commissioner Billy Traylor said
the resolution didn't call for
enough guarantees on the part of
.Florida Coast Paper Company, as
he issued the most concern over
the resolution.
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
on the other hand, said he felt the
board needed to let the laid off
workers know ,"we're behind .
them". He also pointed out that
the measure didn'tcost- local tax-
payers anything ard didn't think
the board should stand in the
way.
Under the plan, Florida Coast
Paper Company must meet cer-
tain criteria'in order to be eligible
for the employee tax credits on
what is expected to be 399
employees if the mill reopens.
Florida Coast Paper Company
would also be required to com-
mence, operation within appro.d-
mately six months if it intends to
participate in the Target Industry'
Program.
"We just want to thank every-
one who has played a part in
bringing this program together,"
said Florida Coast Paper
Company i General ager
Ferrell Allen. "This Is a positive,6
move by the commission to
demonstrate an effort to work
together and hopefully reopen the
SmilL" ,, '
Inmate Work Crews Being Added
Gulf Correctional Institute
(GCI) Superintendent, Henry
Alford and Lieutenant Carmen
MpLemore: brought good news to
the board about an- increase in .
the number of inmate work crews
helping the county.


A 1995 Ford Mustang,
parked in front of Bayside Lumber
on the corner of Highway 98 and,
Fourth Street sat peacefully Tues-
day, within the white markings of
its roadside parking space.
Suddenly,. a south-bound
1998 Chevy Blazer plowed into
the back of the car, and propelled
it across Fourth Street and only


stopping when its front end met
with a telephone pole outside of
the Big Barn flea market.
The driver of the green Blazer
was Port St. Joe Beach resident
Denise Ann Foster; 37. Port St.
Joe Police Chief Jay Leffert report-
ed that the. cause of the accident
was unknown and perhaps the


result of careless driving.
The damages incurred by the
100-foot trip were extensive:
$7,000 to the Mustang; $6,000 to
the Blazer.
The Mustang is owned by
William Wayne Webb of Eastpoint.
According to Leffert, charges upon
Ms. Foster are pending.


Mexico Beach Police


Officer Receives Award


Patrolman Bill Latza and
Lieutenant Brad Hall were award-
ed the Outstanding Commenda-
tion Award by, the. Mexico Beach
City Council at their meeting last
evening.
The officers were cited and
commended for their performance
of duties as police officers by an
act so outstanding that the
General Commendation Award
was presented on' behalf of the
law enforcement profession and
the City Council. This award is
given through a nomination at the
American Police Hall of Fame.
This recognition was awarded
as a result of the officers' out-
standing efforts on the evening of
July 4th when Ptim. Bill Latza
and Lt. Brad Hall received a call
to a person lying on the beach
unconscious and unresponsive.
Upon arrival, Lt. Hall deter-
mined the need for CPR since the
victim was not breathing and had
no pulse. Ptlm. Latza and Lt. Hall
performed CPR on the 74 year old
woman until emergency medical
services personnel arrived.
Due to the efforts of Ptim.


Latza and Lt. Hall, combined with
that of Advanced Life Support, the
victim regained a pulse and blood
pressure prior to being transport-
ed to Bay Medical Center in
Panama City. -
Ptim. Latza continued his
outstanding efforts by volunteer-
ing to ride with the patient and
assisting EMS enroute to the hos-
pital.


Shown above are Patrolman
Bill. Latza and Lieutenant Brad
Hall following recognition by
the Mexico Beach City Council.


Lt. Carmen McLemore (left) and
Supt.. Henry Alford address the
board in Tuesday's meeting.
GCI currently sends approxi-
mately 90 inmates daily to Gulf
County arid another 50 to the
cities of dPort St. Joe and
Wewahitchka. Superintendent
Alford told the board GCI is cur-
reitly planning to add three more
work crews (30 to 40 inmates) by
October 1st of this year and pos-
sibly even. more by the first of the
year.
-With the opening of .the new
annex portion of GCI, more
inmate crews. are being made
available, Alford said.
It is estimated that inmate
work crews did over $1.5 million
of work for the county over the
past year.
Commissioners jumped at the
opportunity to take on the three
new crews and thanked both
Alford and McLemore for their
efforts.
"Lights Out" Ordinance
Gulf County commissioners
decided to name a committee to
review and draft a "Lights Out"
ordinance for coastal .areas of
Gulf County to be considered by
the board.
Woody Miley and several
other representatives ,of the
Florida Department of Enrivon-
mental Protection and several
(See COUNTY on Page 3A)


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The Star'"

SP" GE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 15, 19.99


From Company Town



To Tourist Haven

Whatever Port St. Joe's Future,

the People Will Have an Influence
A WRITER FOR THE TALLAHASSEE Democrat sort of
explored Port St. Joe's current condition Tuesday, with a story
entitled, "From Company Town to Tourist Haven". examining the
change in the economy with which the people are faced.
David Royse told about the resiliency of Port St. Joe, histori-
cally; how it had bounced back from tough adversity, time and
time again. He predicted it would do so again; even predicting
whom our "saviour" would be. He predicted- that the St. Joe
Company, as successor to the duPont interests, would once again
come In and resurrect the financial fortunes of the city. He pre-
dicted they would use another avenue of finance with which to do
it, however.
Maybe they will and maybe they won't. It's for sure their
motive for revitalizing the city' will be different this time around.
The first time, under the guidance of Alfred I. duPont and Edward
Ball, their declared reason for starting up the paper mill was, "to
give the people of northwest Florida something to make a living
at."
AUTHOR ROYSE SEES THE FUTURE of the city In catering
to tourists, except in a different way from Destin or Fort Walton or
Panama City Beach. "Change is coming," Royse quotes Peter
Rummell, the CEO of the St. Joe Company. as saving. The com-
pany still owns a large percentage of the property around here, so
it stands to reason they will continue to be influential players in
our future.
They have leased our new marina and own much of the sur-
rounding property. They have definite plans; plans which we con-
fidently expect will be to our benefit as well as theirs.
But it won't all be decided by St. Joe Company. Action by the
city commission Tuesday, empowers a committee of local citizens
with advising and consenting to any changes or development the
company plans to make in the marina complex.
The people will have a hand in deciding their own destiny, and
rightfully so.
The writer quoted businessman Gene Raffield as saying, "This
little town's sick."
Indeed, it is. but not terminally ill! The city has already begun
to rebound financially, and the paper mill hasn't started yet!


A Case for Growth

WE SEE THE HAND OF NEWLY-elected Mayor Frank Pate in
the suggestion that the city limits be extended some 10-fold. The
i expansion of the city. limits location.has always been a "pet" pro-
ject of the mayor from way back.
S Ai, we agree with-himl
The boundaries of the city should be expanded, to allow for
growth. Look around you. The available land inside the city has
been virtually all used up. Like Alexander the Great, we have
nothing else to conquer.
Expansion of the limits, now. won't be trouble or controversy
free. but think of what it will be once this proposed territory is cov-
ered with development. Then, that development will have to be
considered in any expansion plans. just as St. Joe Company must
be considered, now.
THE PROPOSAL DOESN'T TAKE too much territory into con-
sideration. The city proposal isn't too much for it to chew. The city
now is bounded on one side, completely, by water. Nobody can live
there. A city and its citizens are made up of people, not fish! .
Presently, there is only onearea proposed where any number
of residents live. That is Oak Grove. Already the people of this
community are receiving many city services at a cost to them. Oak
Grove can draw on the experience of Ward Ridge, which was
annexed a few years ago. as to the cost versus the service ratio. to
see if such a move would be beneficial to them. \Ve contend that it
will be beneficial.
If the City of Port St. Joe is to grow. it must have room to
expand and flex its muscle.


Wesley and Kesley. Wes .and
Kes. Quite frankly I always
thought it ought to be Kes.and
Wes. He points out rather quickly
that it's his newspaper. I hate
those "small, details" people.
He gets me started then
quits!
Amazing!
Something doesn't seem fair


here. I never wanted to be in this
business. I've told you a thousand
times how he tricked me into it.
Willie and Shirlev were after me
years ago to just tri to wnte down.
a story or two about growing up
back on the farm . I saw the
look on his face The smirk was
more like it'll Wesley didn't think I
could do itl' He was clearly laugh-
ing at the whole idea. Well, I'll
show. him ... where's a pencil and
a grocery sack .
He launched my newspaper
career without saying a word!
'Course. he said plenty as I
filed my stories over the years. I
remember a particularly good one


Solid Gold!


about Daddy whipping us one
moment and hugging us the next.
. Wes ILust grunted as he perused
it. "I wrote this one back in 1953."
Then there was article on Marn
E. Pendleton sending me the hand
.witten. perfumed Valentine card.
'i wrote one just like this in,
February of 1958 "
i was extra proud of a story.
about Rick-y Gene painting the
water lower. "We had extra tall
water tanks in Oklahoma. i told
the readers about that in '61."
I'll fix him! I wrote about my
Uncle F. D. jumping up on the
back of an old bull and wrestling
him to the.ground, rolling him over


on his back and tickling his belly .
Wes looked up from that one
rather excitedly, "You had .an
Uncle named F. D.. too? Mine used
to bite our mule's ear to calm him
down let's see. I did that story
in '55."
You've got to get up pretty
.early to get ahead ,of Wesley
SRanisey. I think my problem, was I
Wasn't born in the dust bowl state
in 18931
When they told me Wesley was
retiring my immediate reaction
Swas "'from what?" All he's been
doing for the last half century' is
poking his nose into other people's
affairs then spreading 'eni all
over the front page of his newqpa-
per. He's passed along more gossip
than an army of telephone opera-
tors. He's given rise to rriore
rumors than Walter Winchell and
Hedda Hopper combined!
., When.. he accidentally got
something right we complained
that It was a week late. Or we
shrugged and allowed that we
already knew all about it.,.,;
I don't think you can retire
from snooping. You can rest .a
spell. You can mind you own busi-
ness for a little while. But pretty
soon something will catch your
eye. perk your Interest, tweak your
natural sense of curiosity.'
We' haven't heard the .last of
our pretending to retire editor.
I know he is!.still going io do
his column. But listen. that's not
like work for him. It's just a license
to parade more of your personal,
life in front of the whole world.
Etaoin Shrdlu is.Latin for I''e Got
The Bearts And I'm Going To Spill
Them.
Old newspaper folks never
retire, they just retread an oft, told
story, give it a new title, change the
name of the central character and
pretend they invented the whole.
thing ... '
I am worried about where he's
going to eat. The Rotary, Lions and
..iwanis.,fojl& haye beep. feeding
.,him,.for years! You; talk.abopt a
"scoop"! He joins them for clinch
ostensibly to report on the hap-
penings, the plans, the programs .
He told me between bites at one
of the local meetings recently,.
"Kes, this is a tough job, but some-
body has got-to do it."
Please don't tell him, but)i'm
going to miss him. I am going to
miss not "having" him in his usual
:place when I drop off my little
effort each week. There's a lot to be
said for consistency. I am accus-
tomed to seeing, him. I want to see
,him! I want to pass by and say, as
.L have,. done .weekly for. fifteen
years, "Wes, -here's another weak-
ly article." ... : ,
I want to see that wry grin, I
want to hear him chuckle, I want
..to hear-him reply, as he has done
'for fifteen years; "Well, that's noth-
ing new.":
I may not be able to do this job
without him.'
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


You Just Have to Work at Getting Accustomed to Retirement
RETIREME'NT-AN I a"reg eft- \ nothing to fill them'up. the office, just as usual, and at home. I have put up a hum-
ting along with each other very '' Ji1. There's just so much resting wrote my column and editorial., mingbird feeder., I have super-
well, thankyou! After only a week ETAOIN SHRDLU apedo. wasn'tphysi- No problem with getting accus- vised the cuttingof thegrass I
S has-gone b, I'mabut to,get S I 'cally in condition to play golf, ,like tomed'to the retired life, .there! have taken grandson Austin to
used to it. Of course, that first my buddies Jim Harrison or Bill' -At.noon, I went to the Rotary his appointment with the ortho-
week was buffered with a Monday i Barlow. Club meeting, just like always. dentistt. I havedeliberately stayed
holiday to sort of take the.edge Wesley R mse I couldn'tsee myself getting No poblm with theretired life, away' from' the o
off. up every morning andt going I could handleit Wednesday... I'm about to run
ad.- ging.. i t!'' .. out of things to do and not to do.


On my last week here, I was
:sitting. up front, answering the
telephone, when who 'should
Walk in but my old buddy, Carl
Guilford. Carl and I wentto high
school together and even gradu-
ated together. We ,-go wa-a-a-y,
back! '
Carl retired, selling his drug '
store, about a year ago.
When 'we went to school,
together, Carl was late every day.
His family lived at Over-
street-even then-and operated
a dairy during the years of the
"Big War".
Hired help was hard to come
by then, so Carl had to'do many
of the chores which surround a
dairy operation before he came to .


school. He also had a milk route
to run, delivering his family's,
dairy product, door to door. At
times, this' took a"'little longer
than at., other times. The
Guilfords' milked their cows the
old-fashioned way; .by hand. This
took time, too. Carl's day started
around 2:00 a.m.
Mrs. Eula Pridgeon would
excuse Carl if he happened to lay
his head. down to take a nap. in
Biology at the beginning of class.

I ASKED CARL, when he
came by the other day, "Carl,
-how, long did it take you -to
become accustomed to the


r-etired life?"
I knew Carl had-worked hard.
all his life, with little. time off to
relax. just like I, iad.
Carl would give me an honest
answer, and he did.
He screwed up his face,
pursed his lipg: in thought. and
looked up as. if pondering my.
question with the utmost seri-
ousness.
He thought about it for all of
two seconds, when he succinctly
replied,' "Oh-h-h-h, I guess about
30 minutes!"
'That relieved me.
I could just see all.those days
stretched out; in front of me, with


downtown to join Bo 6Freeman,
Leonard Belin, Hubert R icliards,
Harry Tison, Charlie 'Wall 'and
Alfred Joines at the service sta-
tion' coffee circle for an hour of
discussing the world's problems.
I tell you, I was worried that I
couldn't handle this retirement'
thing.

I SHOULD HAVE listened to
Carl a little closer. As. he always
has, he told me the truth!.
I found -out that I, too, was
able to handle this retirement
profession after about- 30 min-
utes .of adjusting to the new order
of things.
The, first day, of 'my retire-
ment, last Thursday, I came to


BSut, Thursaay afternoon was
a little different. FI went home.
after Rotary Club and took a napl
"So! This is what'retirement
is all about," I thought. "One can
take a nap after lunch,. and not
feel guilty about it."
Friday was spent in prepara-
tion for a trip I was proposing to,'
take, so there was the second day
taken care of. I could do this
.thing; I,knew I could!,

BUT, HERE IT IS Thursday
again, and I don't have, several
things planned out ahead. Now,
comes the real test!
I've already spent three days
away from home, on a trip. I have..
changed the air conditioner filter


I suppose I'll have to crank
up niy table saw out in 'my shop
and get busy making little:boards
out of big ones.
Or maybe, I'll get around to
reading those half dozen books I
got for Christmas.
I. might even go fishing, or
take another trip or two.
My friend, .Grady. Player
retired from ,the paper mill, back
when it was still owned,by St. Joe
Paper Company, and he just got
busy in his woodworking shop,
making things.
I guess I'm just going to have
to go to work and learn, how to
enjoy this new lifestyle of being
retired!


-THE STAR-
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Published Every Thursday at 304-30,8 .'Vi.a.,T 4A.e-ue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32.156
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
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Wesley R. Ramsey .......... .Editor Emeritus
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-amountreceived for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


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Recycling Program Still


Going Strong in the City


Cardboard, paper and 2 liter plastic bottles are shown compacted into bundles at the city's warehouse.


Gulf Count'


Profitting f
In Mexico Beach, .businesses
in the tourism industry, as, well as
supportive retail establishments
are reporting a stronger than
average year. In fact, a number of
"''he entrepreneurs in that stretch
of coastal community are report-
ming days of record sales; not only
date to date, but overall.
According to J. Patrick
Howard, President/CEO of the
SMexico Beach .Community Devel-
-opment Council, Inc., collections
in bed-! taxe revenues have ,.
-increaZd steadily from January ,n
,'-'th'rough Ma:,.
WVhile our office receives ver-
''bal assessments from the motels,
property management companies.
S campgrounds and other business-
'es, the collection reports are the
true measure of how well we are
fai doing in relation to our' tourism
(31 economy,"' Howard add'..
.Fromn'January through -May,
1 bed tax collections have steadily
climbed over those of last year's
by an average 11.43% Month to
"month. 1998 to 1999 ae reported
S.as follows: January '90 up 9.08%,
5 February '99 up 25.7u6,1. 'March
`r,"99 up 6.72%;,April '9 up 8.96%
and May '99 up 6.61%. .
These tendss; while certainly
.;a product of an overall strong U.S.
"economy, are 'also partly 'the
i:.result -of 'a simple, 'yet effective
marketing strategy geared toward
,: potential visitors seeking a "quiet
"alternative" to busier,, more popu-
lated vacation destinations. When


.Kesley


(From Page 2)
I hear they are having a, retire-
-ment party. I don't know exactly
when'or where. I plan'to be there.
I 11 smell a free meal., I. learned a few
,things, hanging around ole Wes'
over the years. And some of.them
'.didn't involve food. -
S ., I wantrto thank him for an
i a-Opportunity that, I didn't seek out,
.-but have enjoyed. Il don't pretend
Sto be a writer and he never let me
forget that I was only masquerad-
ing. "We need you to. fill some
,space. Don'tget too carried away."
I want to thank him. for the
friendship. He has never wavered
when somebody took something I
jotted down a little more .seriously
than I intended. He'd just dodge
"'the rocks With me and comment, "I
''wrote that story in 1971."
I want to tell him how much I
admire him. I have been struggling
to "come up with" a topic each
'week for a few years now. I know
'firsthand how tough it is. I wake
j- 'up on the morning the paper is
going out with no story and no
,prospects. I've. got to think of
something quick, .... He's been
doing it for half a ceiintury!
S. Amazing.
SThere's lots of things I want to
S'say, but I'm going to let it pass. He
.already knows exactly how I feel.
You don't get to be the owner-
publisher-editor-in-chief-emeri-
tus-for-life by being stupid. It will
S'always be HIS newspaper!
Respectfully,
Kes


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Bed Tax Revenues


asked what the key elements of
the Community Development
Council's promotions approach
have been. Howard answers. "You
first have to have a product that
very few others have. Where else
in Florida can a family find 30
yards of beautiful, safe beach to
themselves on a busy Fourth of
July weekend?"
A 40 page. full color visitors
guide, affiliation with FLAUSA
(Florida's Official Tourism mar-
'keting organization) along ,with an
t, increasitigly'popular web site pro: -
Sduced and managed by Port St.
Joe's Hometown Internet Publish-
ing have begin key instruments in
getting this message to would-be
visitors to Mexico Beach.
To the question of where Mex-
ico Beach bed tax revenues are
being spent,' several avenues of
investment are given which take
two basic approaches to the eco-
.nomic viability for the community
of Mexico Beach.
Promotionally, bed tax dollars
are expended toward ;marketing,
advertising and events produc-
ton. Most recently. exemplified in
; April's revival of the Mexico Beach
Ling Tournament & Festival,
strategic advertising to begin in
September when the visitor base
languishes, and contributions to
Mexico Beach's Fourth of July
Celebration as. an incentive pro-
:motion for retaining its guest in
,years to come. :' ., ;
On the horizon, for the latter
part of 1999.- the Mexico Beach'
Community Development Council
will sponsor and/or support four
additional events,- including the
Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Asso-
ciation's Annual Kingfish Tourna-
ment in August, an October Festi-
val of the Arts, an early December


County (con

local residents were present at the
meeting to ask the board to con-
sider a drafted resolution.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
suggested the board review and
revise the proposal before consid-
ering it for adoption.
Local residents noted that
there were several sites along the
beach that were currently lit from
dusk to dawn and could have an
immediate impact on turtle
hatchlings losing their way.
Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
ment Captain Joe Nugent told
those present' that if the group
would give the sheriffs office a list
of names and addresses,' the
department would contact those
parties and see if they would kill
their lights.
The board will likely begin
holding public hearings on a draft
ordinance within the next few
weeks.
In Other Business
*Agreed to a request that Gulf
County apply to be named a
"County of Economic Distress", as
requested by Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Diane Scholz.
eThe board will hold its first
budget workshop meeting on
Tuesday, July 20, at 5:00 p.m. to


Christmas Festival of Lights and a
New Year's Eve Millennium Cele-
bration.
However, 5490 of the budgeted
bed tax revenues continue to go to
community beach maintenance
and improvement projects. which
serve to enhance an already
nature based eco-tourism envi-
ronment. while at the same time
adding to the amenities and aes-
thetic beauty for the community's
1.300 permanent residents.
These projects, many of whiplch
are beiag produced through coop-.
eralive efforts" with the City of
Me.dco Beach, include funding of
beach cleaning and maintenance
efforts, municipal canal dredging,
construction of handicap accessi-
ble dune walkovers and new
wooden trash receptacles and
most recently funding of a season-
al Beach Information Special-
(See BED TAX on Page 6)

Attention Parents
of Elementary Kids
All newi students entering'"
kindergarten through fifthgrade
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
need to register for school as soon
as possible. Please stop by the:
school office to pick up the neces-
sary registration papers. Parents
will need to bring the following:
1) Child's social security card
2) Birth certificate
3) Proof of immunization (blue
card from the health department)
4) Proof of Flonda physical
The, school office, located at
2201 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe,.
is open Monday through Thurs-'
day from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. ET. For more information
call 227-1221.


dtinued from Page 1)

begin drafting the upcoming
county budget.
*Voted to allow all local quali-
fled banks to have the rights and
privileges to bid on all interest
bearing county banking accounts.
Commissioner' Tra'ylor abstained
from the vote, and the motion
made by Commissioner Peters
passed 3-1.
*Agreed to charge $1,415.41
for all new tap fees on county run
water systems.
*Tabled bids for the, county
long distance phone service; bids
were received from GT Corn and
Excel Communications;
*Decided to review the pro-
posed solid waste contract
between Gulf County and Waste
Management of Northwest Florida
and consider it at the board's next
meeting.
*Voted to go out for RFP's on
finishing the county administra-
tion building; the board has
received a $300,000 grant to com-
plete the facility.
*Agreed to review the contract
requirement on the work being
done at the Gulf County Health
Department complex in Wewa-
hitchka. The job is 90 days past
due and the board wants to
address the problems with the
contractor.


by Jessica Summers
Port St. Joe became environ-
mentally aware in 1996, adopting
a highly successful recycling pro-
gram that was easy to follow and
profitable for the city as well as
the community. Since, then, city
workers have separated tons of
recyclables-however, they have
also been forced to incinerate
truckloads of those same recy-
clables due to mixtures of the
materials with non-recyclables.
Unfortunately, the city sanita-
tion workers and the city budget
is stressed when a home's trash is
poorly sorted. .
EverN ton of' household
garbage that we recycle is a ton
that the city doesn't have to pay
, for," says Terry McDaniel, public
works superintendent.
,, Surprisingly, recycling is prof-
itable for every party involved. The
city sells the post-consumer
materials, ranging from card-
board to tin, to different distribu-
tors who can reuse the material,
often for less than the cost of
using virgin, material. This is a
much welcome alternatie'to the
common practice of hauling the
trash, at the city's expense, to an
incinerator, where potentially
reusable materials are burned.
'The profit from selling the
.materials goes to pay for the cost
.of the hauling, then whatever is
left over goes to the recycling pro-
gram." reveals McDaniel. This'
profit keeps resident's fees low.
"We are probably the cheapest
city when it comes to garbage
'management." he says.
Since the induction of this
program, participating citizens
have been provided free garbage
bags for separation. of trash, com-
pliments of the city. The bags
have caused, some confusion
among residents. In 1997, bags
,were blue, green, and clear., In
1998. bags distributed were black
and white. In addition, the city's
supply is limited and residents
are sometimes confused about
availability. Recently, the city dis-
tributed a sLx month supply of
bags. and now are awaiting the
order to arrive. McDaniel expects
the shipment soon.
Concerning the color change.


instructions were given to resi-,
dents on sorting: white bags are
for recyclables and. paper prod-
ucts, black bags are for table
scraps, and odorous and messy
garbage.
This system has been widely
accepted and utilized by most cit-
izens, even without the threat of
fees or fines' .However, McDaniel
and co-workers stress that if you
are going to do something, you
should do it right. ,.
"People should always make
,sure that recyclables are in the
right bags and that cans and 'bot-
tles are rinsed out," he states.
McDaniel says that if 'even
*one food. wrapper is discovered in
:a bag of recyclables. the entire bag
must be considered unclean and


tossed into the incinerator.
The workers stress the impor-
tance of the program and believe
in it whole-heartedly. McDaniel
believes he speaks for them all
when he says, "We appreciate all
that the public's doing and we
want to continue recycling due to
the benefit it has given to the
city's budget."
If any person would like to, for
any reason, take a load of recy-
clables to, the recycling ware-
house, located on industrial Road
near Arizona Chemical, the ware-
house'is open from 8:00 a.m, to
3:00 p.m. (ET) weekdays.
City workers would like to
extend their thanks and apprecia-
tion :for citizens' efforts in this
matter. ,


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(EXCEPT FOR SALES TAX)


for preferred customers
July 16th and 17th, 9:3 .m. until 5:30 p.m.

We've spent very little money on advertising and we have made Special
Arrangements with Mr. Badcock to pass our savings directly to you! As a
Preferred Customer you have the chance to win your choice of a Recliner, 20"
Color TV, or a VCR (each prize a $299.95 value)! You can also-make purchases with NO MONEY
DOWN.(except sales tax, with approved credit).


Now for the values!


S50% Off AcceSsories (Lamps, Paintings, Mirrors,
Plants and Floral Arraiunements
eSPECIAL CLOSE OUT PRICES on
Discontinued, Damaged and One-of-a-Kind
*VALUABLE SALE PRICES will be put on almost
every item in the store
RECLINERS starting at $299.95
IN ADDITION TO SPECIALS ... POP A BALLOON
FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5-25% off!*
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and Frazier on July 7th


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Dixie Theater's Summer

Continues with A Bang


Jan M. Gibson and William
Dennis Smarr of Macon, Georgia,
are pleased to announce the mar-
riage of their daughter Crystal
Nicole Smarr to Pvt. Dana C. Fra-
zier, which took place Wednesday,
July 7, at 6:30 p.m. The wedding
was held outdoors with pastor
Jenkins performing the ceremo-
ny.


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Crystal is the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E.
Stansel, Sr. of Port St. Joe and Mr.
and Mrs. W.S. Smarr of Macon,
Georgia. Pvt. Frazier is the son of
the late Frances Frazier.
After a short honeymoon, the
couple will reside in Fort Stewart,
Georgia where Dana is stationed.


Mr. and Mrs. Brian Guy Labonte


Pvt. and Mrs. Dana C. Frazier


It's a Girl!-
Big brothers Jamie and
Dallas are proud to announce
the birth of their baby sister,
!:JKristpR ,arie.Bird. :..- ,
Kristen was bor, June 24;at: ;
Bay Mledical Center. She weighed
eight pounds, 1.75 ounces and
was 19.5 inches long.
Proud parents are Mike and
Terri Bird. Maternal grandpar-
ents are,Ed and Carolyn Metcalf
and paternal grandparents are
Dean and Christine Bird.


Labonte-Ficara

Exchange Vows
Toni Concetta Ficara and
Brian Guy Labonte were married
May 1 in the Thomas Center.
Officiating was Rev. Guy Labonte.
The bride is the daughter of
Sandv S. Ficara of Gainesville and .
granddaughter of Eugene V.
Chason of Hampton and the late ..
Anne Howell Mack. She wore a
satin gown accented with pearls.
sequins and lace on the bodice. v- .,
neckline front and back. and a
semi-caLhedral train. f. .. .


Attending the bride were
Diana Hall. Erin Hartley and 'i
Narada and Hannah Manning. ,l, 7` '
The bridegroom, son of Rev;-- '
Guy Lnd' Lori Labonte bf"O -
street,. was'attnded by Bran -.-
Labonte. Benjamin Hartley. Ru'- Ethan Matthe
sell Manning and Christopher and big sist
HartleIr


Kristen Marie Bird and
brothers Jamie and Dallas


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The bride is employed by
Circuit City Stores. Inc. The
bridegroom is employed by Perrn'
Roofing.
Since their wedding cruise to
the, Western Caribbean, the cou-
ple resides in Alachua.


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ter Cara


It's a Boy!
Cara would like to introi
her baby brother, El
Matthew.Ethan was born J
30th weighing, six pounds,
ounces and was 18.3 in(
long.
Parents are Monica
Charlie Henry of Panama
Beach. Grandparents are J
and Diane Clark of Wewahitc
Gus and Annis Henry
Pensacola, 'land' Marvin
Karen Redinon of Tallahasse
Great-grandparents are
and Myrtice Dean of Wewahi
ka, Doris Clark of Wazahac
Texas and Francis Redmor
Tallahassee. Great-great-grc
parents are Ken and Eula So
of Wewahitchka. : ,,


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July 31, tenor Tony Partington
and pianist Bedford Watkins join
forces for a Mid-Summer Benefit
Concert at the Dixie Theatre.
All are welcome to this one
time special season bonus.
For more information and
reservations call (850) 653-3200.

SPECIAL OF THE MONTH -
CREPE MYRTLE red, white, lavender, pur-
ple, pink.& candy stripe. $3.99 and up.
HUMMINGBIRD & BUTTERFLY
ATTRACTERS reg. $3.99 Now 2/$5.00.
TROPICAL BEAUTIES-bougainvillea bas-
kets & trees, oleander, 4 colors, hibicus, ala-
manda, mandevilla. COLD TOLERANT
CITRUS & OTHER TREES. Take a stroll
through our gardens and see a large selec-
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Thursday, July 15th
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In Port St. Joe
4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
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For everyone ages 3 through Adult
Classes begin
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 9TH
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999


The second half of the Dixie
Theatre Summer Season starts
off with a bang!
The adult comedy "Twice
Around the Park" by Murray
Schisgal, opens July 14 and runs
through July 25. Here are two
hysterically funny one acts:
I. A Need for Brussels
Sprouts finds a middle-aged
actor hoping to land a TV com-
mercial for pizza by playing opera
full blast in his apartment, while
pretending to be a tenor. Enter
the irate lady cop who lives
upstairs and intends to give him
a summons for disturbing the
peace. They are both lonely and
one thing leads to another.
II. In A Need for Less
Expertise, a couple whose mar-
riage is on the rocks after 26
years, has procured a self-help
audio tape designed to improve
their spiritual awareness, their
health. and their sex life a- a last
ditch effort to save their mar-
riage.g
"Each encounter contains its'
quota of Schisgal wackiness and
broad .satire"-Christian ,Science
Monitor.
"The Last of the Red Hot
Lovers", Neil Simon's hit comedy,
begins a two week run at the
Dixie. Theatre on July 28th.
Barney Cashman at the age of 47
wants to join the sexual revolu-
tion before it's too late, but
Barney Cashman is a gentle
sober soul with a true blue wife
of 23 years and absolutely no
experience in adultry.
"It is extraordinarily funny
and yet also charing-Mr. Simon
is as witty as ever, perhaps witti-
er"-New York Times.
At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday


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Local Business Barred From Participation


In The USDA Food Stamp Program


Ethel Celebrates Life!
Ethel Bridges, second from left, was honored with a celebra-
tory birthday party on June 13th on the occasion of her 98th
birthday. Joining her in the photo, taken at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church in Apalachicola, are (1 to r) Port St. Joe City
Commissioner Jorge San Pedro, (Ethel), Amalia San Pedro, and
Betty Lewis.


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A Gulf County store has
received the maximum penalty
for food stamp program violad-
tions, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Food and Nutrition
Service (FNS) reports.
Gene's Seafood and Oyster
Bar, located at 143 Avenue C in
Port St. Joe, owned b' Clifford,..
Jones, has .been permanently
Disqualified from participating iri
the food stamp program based
on evidence showing that store
personnel exchanged cash for
benefits.
* I'Trafficking is the most"
severe violation of the food stamp
program that a store ow-ner or his
employees can commit." said
Ann Wages of FNS's Tallahassee
office. "It is not only a violationn of
program rules, but it hurts the,
food stamp recipient's family and
children who depend upon the
program for good nutrition and
taxpayers whp fund the pro-,
gram.
Wages added that food stamp
benefits can be used legally only
to buy food or seeds and plants
to be used in gardens to grow
food. Items that cannot be


. bought with food stamp benefits
include alcoholic beverages and
tobacco, automotive products,
paper products or pet foods.
"Although many non-food
items are necessities, purchasing
these items with food stamp ben-
efits or trafficking in food stamp
benefits circumvents the intent
of the program," Wages said.
"The program is designed to help
low income families buy the food
they need for a healthy diet. Any
other t-pe of transaction with
food stamp benefits is prohibit-
ed "
Before a store owner can
participate in the food stamp
program. he or she must certify
that the store sells food for home
preparation and consumption.
Another condition for autho-
rization is that store owners
must sign an agreement that
they will abide by food stamp
program rules. Violations of the
rules result in stores being dis-
qualified for periods of time rang-
ing from six months to perma-
nently. The penalty for trafficking
in food stamp benefits is perma-
nent disqualification from the


program.
USDA encourages the public
to report violations of the food

Daughters Of The

Confederation Plan

For A Brand New Year
The United Daughters of the
Confederacy Apalachicola
Chapter #826 met at the Corinne
Costin Gibson Library in Port St.
Joe, on July 9. Plans for the new*
year were discussed. Meetings to
be held are as follows: September
17, November 1, February 17
(2000 Annual Membership Tea),
and April 24. 2000.

Granny Gortman
Celebrates 90th!
Friends and family all are cor-
dially invited to attend the 90th
birthday celebration of Granny
Gortman on Saturday, July 17th.
at 5:00 p.m. at Lake Alice Park in
Wewah itchka.


"Tootsie Roll" Proceeds Go To ARC


stamp program by calling: 1-800-
424-9121 the toll-free number
for USDA's Inspector General in
Washington, D.C. The number is
posted at participating grocery
stores. Also, violations can be
reported to FNS' Tallahassee
office. The phone number is (850)
942-8315.




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A campaign conducted by the
Knights of Columbus selling Toot-
sie-Rolls has been completed with
all proceeds donated to the Asso-
ciation of Retarded Citizens of
Gulf County.
Diana Harrison, administra-
tor of the ARC, was presented
with a check for $248.39 by
Grand Knight Bill Colbert and
Treasurer Karl Bowen on Monday.
The annual fund, this year.
was less than many previous


years, due to extenuating circum-
stances.
"We wish we could have done
more," said Bowen to Harrison.
"Well, every little, bit helps!"
Harrison replied.
The monies will go toward
operating capital for the ARC.


Friends Of Library
The Friends :of the Gulf
County Public Libraries will be
holding their quarterly meeting
on Tuesday. July 20, at 5:00
p.m. at the Port St. Joe Library.
All current members and any
new members are invited, to
attend.
Items that will be discussed
include purchases to be made by
the friends for new library mate-
rials and plans for the 1999
membership drive to be held
later this year.
The friends welcome your
input and participation in this
meeting. For more information
call the library at 229-8879.


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Kiwanians Hear About Marina Grand Opening Plans


The Kiwanis Club heard a
first-hand report of Port St. Joe's
newest industry Tuesday at noon
when Richard Hance gave a short
resume of' what to expect in the
new marina operation.
Hance opened his remarks by
revealing that a special grand
opening celebration will be held at
the marina on July 24. He said
previous revelations as to the pro-
gram were a little premature and
not specifically as was first re-
vealed.
He said a big day is planned
for the grand opening with sever-
al dignitaries and important visi-
tors, but couldn't identify specifi-
cally who they were at the present
time.
He also said improvements to
the facilities continue under way
with contracts let to irrigate and
landscape the area. Landscaping,
as planned so far,' will include
sodding and planting palm trees
to give it that "Florida look".
"Our CEO, Peter Rummell,


has expressed a desire to preserve
the present atmosphere of Port St.
Joe as much as possible," accord-
ing to Hance.
The grand opening celebra-
tion will include entertainment for
everyone including background
band music, a petting zoo, horse-
back rides, and a display by the
United States Coast Guard who
will feature tours of one of their
cutters. Light refreshments will
be served to everyone who attends
this special day.
At 11:00, the dignitaries will
be introduced and each invited to
give a short address after which a
formal ribbon cutting ceremony
will be held.
Hance then explained some of
the operations of the marina and
their rules and regulations. He
said that regrettably there will be
no swimming in the vicinity,
which has been the practice in the
past, due to the public liability
involved.


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He also said that facilities are


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Bed tax collections for June
were not available at the time of
this article, being due on July
20th.
In Gulf County
The Tourist Development
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tourism development.
Proposed is a website for the
county, promoting travel to the
area. Other projects have yet to be
decided.

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Hance said that the boating
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Changes Culvert Policy


The acreage pictured above has been cleared to make way for the construction of Gulf County's new
health department.


Apply to Hunt Moore's Pasture


Beginning July 15, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) will
begin accepting applications from
those who want to hunt Moore's
Pasture' Wildlife Management
Area this fall.
Moore's Pasture WMA is now
a "user pay" area and hunters
end anyone else who wants to use
the area for recreation must pur-
chase a $99 recreational use per-
mit. The recreational use permit
application is available from the
FWC's Panama City Regional
Office at Deerpoint Lake, or other
regional offices around the state.
* "Rising land costs have made
it harder for private landowners to
lease their lands to the state when
they can lease it to private hunt-
ing clubs and make more money,"
said Chris Kreh, a FWC wildlife
biologist who works out of the
Panama City office. "The user pay
concept makes it much more eco-
r ic'av feasible for the land-
____________


owner to keep their lands in the
WMA system.
"We've always had a large per-
centage of our lands open to the
public and this gives a way to -be
fairly compensated for keeping
those lands open to hunting,"
said Steve Shea, a wildlife biolo-
gist with St. Joe Timberland
Company.
Under user pay, which was
put into effect last year for the
first time on the Miami Corpor-
ation area in Brevard and Volusia
.counties and Nassau WMA in
Nassau County, $25 of each
recreational permit sold is
retained by the FWC and the
remainder goes to the landowner
to augment traditional lease fees.
While no one wants to pay
more for their recreational activi-
ties, Kreh said most hunters he'd
talked to understand and have
been supportive of the switch to
user pay. -_ .. ..


He said a total of 500 permits
will be available for Moore's
Pasture on a first-come, first-
served basis and those hunters
who purchase a permit this year
will be given priority for renewing
their permit for the 2000-01 and
2001-02 hunting seasons.
Hunters will find that regula-
tions for the Moore's Pasture area
are largely unchanged from the
past. However, due to the recre-
ational use permit requirement
quota, hunt permits are no longer
needed. Additionally, there will be
only one centrally located check
station on Highway 388 near
Burnt Mill Creek.
Kreh said a permitted adult
can take along a dependent child
under the age of 16 to hunt with
them. Also, the spouse and
dependent children of a permitted
are exempt from the permit
requirement when engaged in
recreational acUtiities other than
hunting.


county can range from as little as
$400 up to thousands of dollars.
This depends on the amount of
dirt that needs to be removed,
replaced, and compacted during
the process.
Exception For Existing Culverts
Existing culverts needing
replacement and/or maintenance
are a different story. The county
will continue its practice of assist-
ing with the needs of residents,
but property owners will still be
responsible for purchasing
replacement culverts (to county
specifications), paying permit and
inspection fees, and meeting
county guidelines.


* Gulf County commissioners
are making every effort to get out
of the roadside culvert installation
business on new construction,
and to reduce the road depart-
ment's involvement with existing
culverts.
During a special meeting held
last Friday afternoon, the board
unanimously decided that they,
need to get out of the installation
business on all new construction
culvert installation projects.
They agreed to the enactment
of an ordinance to that effect that
will address the installation, per-
mitting, and other requirements,
including fees and penalties.
The ordinance would estab-
lish a county permit (costing $50)
and will include inspection of the
site survey to determine proper
elevation, and follow-up inspec-
tion to insure the work is done
properly and to county specifica-
tions. Board members also
attached a penalty of $400 to the
ordinance wording for failure to
obtain the permit.
Commissioners have debated
the county's culvert policy for
years and recently decided to
require mitered or tapered culvert
;pipes only can be used for future
installations.
Property owners are required
to furnish the culvert pipe sec-
tion(s) and county road depart-
ment crews have installed them
as a county service. ,
During Friday's meeting, the
board discussed the fact that the
average installation cost for the

Herring Reunion
All descendants of Eli Herring
and his wife, Eliza A Kent
Herring, and friends of the family
are invited to attend a family
reunion on Saturday, July 17, in
Greenville, Alabama at the
Sherling Lake Pavilion. The pavil-
ion will be open at 10:00 a.m.
until 7:00 p.m.
For more information call
229-6522 or 639-2460. For the
genealogist of the family call'318-
574-5912.
The family is looking forward
to seeing known relatives and
meeting new found relatives and
friends.
S Eli Herring was born in North
Carolina in 1830. He lived in Dale
County, Alabama in 1850,
Barbour County, Alabama in
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from the support provided this past school year by the

donors listed below. The money is designated for
improvements in weight training facilities, conditioning
equipment, and athletic supplies. These improvements
will benefit all of the athletic programs at Port St. Joe
High School.


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School Athletic Director Chuck Gannon. The monies will be used to benefit Shark athletes.


Strong community support has enabled the Shark athletic program to maintain its position as one of the top programs in
'Florida. We encourage Shark athletes, their parents, and all Shark fans to support these local businesses or simply say thank-you
to the individual donors that have so generously supported Shark athletics, and have helped make all of our Shark athletes
winners.


Thank You to the 1998-99 Shark 100 Club 'Donors


Norman and Ellen Allemore
E. L. and Jeanette Antley
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
The Athletic House
Dwayne and Carol Bell
Billy Carr Chevrolet, Inc.
Buzzett's Drug Store
Carpet Country
Cathey's Ace Hardware
Citizens Federal Savings Bank
Kesley and Cathy Colbert
Cox Associates
Duren's Piggly Wiggly


Mark and Margaret Elmer
Jim Faison
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
J. Patrick Floyd
Garry and Traci Gaddis
Grace Baptist Church
Gary L. Griffin
Gulf Pines Hospital
Hannon Insurance Agency
Cecil and Mary Harrison
Greg and Linda Johnson
Theo and Carrie Johnson
Commissioner Tommy Knox
Jay and Ann Leffert


Dave May, R.E.
Frank D. May, D.M.D.
Miller Agency
Robert and Charlotte Nedley
Charlie and Caroline Norton
,Panhandle Beacon/Hook and trigger
Aunt Patti
Preble-Rish, Inc..
Premier Refractories International
Raffield Fisheries
Ralph Roberson, CPA
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.


Paul and Marlene Sewell
Spartan Car Wash
The Star Publishing Company
Rex and Denise Strickland
Danny and Janis Tankersley
Jim and Barbara Terry
Harry and Ann Tison
David and Trish Warriner
Wewahitchka State Bank
Perky and Johanna White
Tim and Deann Wilder
Fred Witten
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999


Gulf Rifle Club Rifle Matches


New Post Office Is Lit Up at Night
Construction of Port St. Joe's new post office is nearing completion. The grounds have been landscaped and work on the interior of the
building is continuing. The exterior is illuminated in the photograph above.


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
three separate .22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning,
July 17th. Set-up and registra-
tion will start at 8:30 and the
first match, an ARA match, will
start at 9:30.
The ARA match is a precision
bullseye match fired with the rifle
supported on a benchrest. A tar-
get with 25 bullseyes is placed 50
yards from the firing line and the
shooter has 20 minutes to fire a
shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight,
scope power or grade of ammo.
After the completion of the
ARA match, a modified IR 50/50
match will be shot. This match
consists of a target with 25
bullseyes placed at 50 yards from
the firing line. The rifle will be
restricted to a sporter type .22
rifle with a weight limit of 8.5
pounds. Scope power cannot be
set greater than 6.5 power and
the cost of the .22 ammo cannot
exceed $2.00 per box.


Just about any good squirrel
rifle will work in this match and
by limiting the cost of the ammo,
anyone can afford to shoot this
match. Shooters under 18 years
are not charged en try fees. '
The third match will be
another IR 50/50 match with the
rifle weight limit increased to
10.5 pounds. The shooter may
use any power scope and .22
ammo.
Last Saturday, the rifle club
held its monthly .22 rim-fire
bullseye and hunter pistol metal-
lic silhouette matches. The
Bullseye match had eight entries
and Bobby Gay won the, match-
with a score of 741-10x. Robert
Gay was second with 733-12x
and Houston Whitfield was third
with 722-7x.
The silhouette match was
won by Bobby Gay with 15 tar-
gets knocked down. Robert Gay
was second with 12 targets and
Houston Whitfield was third with
eight targets. This match had 11
shooters.


Flood Map Battle


process.
Yeager called for a public
meeting of property owners and
all other interested parties affect-
ed by the impact of FEMA's pro-
posal on July 31st at 9:00 a.m.,
ET, at the Gulf County Court-'
house.
The meeting will outline to
the property owners where the
GCCDA and the county are at in
the process and what further can
be done on the local level.
Gulf County Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler explained just
how unreasonable dealing with
FEMA's representatives has been
when he stated, "We've found out
that FEMA didn't go by their own
rules (to set the .flood map


Dinner Cancelled
The roast beef dinner that
was scheduled for July 16th at
the Community Center in Wewa-
hitchka has been cancelled.


changes), but we have to prove
them wrong and use their rules to
do it or we won't be heard in the
appeals process."
County Attorney Tim
McFarland jokingly said, "Talking
with these folks is worse than
dealing with an attorney."
Morrow said the GCCDA is
making great strides in working
with the individual property own-
ers to establish technical data to
combat FEMA's proposal through
the appeals process. He noted
that the group has collected over
$16,000 to help obtain the data
and take care of other expenses.
"We've generated tons of tech-
nical data and information," he
said. "But there is still a lot of
'work to be done."
"FEMA did not do their job
properly and does not have the
technical data to back up their
position," Morrow said.
In spite of a general consen-
sus that FEMA didn't do its job


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FSU-PC Campus

Will Offer An

Advertising Course
The FSU Panama City"
Campus will offer the course
Principles ,of Advertising (ADV
3000) in the fall semester. This
elective course will be held on
Wednesday from 2:00 until 4:30
p.m. beginning September 1.
Principles of Advertising is an
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overview of advertising as related
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Investigation to
Determine Details
of Thursday Death
Just after 9:30 in the evening,
on Thursday, July 8th, Gaylord
Thomas Williams. 60, of St. 'Joe
Beach. was found deceased in.his
vehicle in the 100 block area of
Reid Avenue.
The Florida Department' of
Law Enforcement was contacted
in order to assist in the investiga-
tion. Investigator James Gilbert is
the lead investigator.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is waiting for the


proposed flood map changes.
Some have even predicted that
the matter will eventually end up
being settled in court.


Schools

from Page 1
libraries and beingtaught in their
schools and, added Kelley, "To
our knowledge, a complaint has
never been received' about this
novel."
In other business, the Gulf
County Classroom Teachers
Association received a plaque
from the state in recognition of its
increase in membership.
Blaine Collins of Collins and
Associates discussed the building
project.
Special projects such as
lights for the girls softball. field, a
field house at the track and resur-
facing the gym floor at Wewa-
hitchka High School were tabled
awaiting final resolution of ad val-
orem taxes.
Also on hand to observe the
meeting was local union repre-
sentative, Tom Wazlavek, execu-
tive director of FTP-NEA Miracle
Strip UniServ.


findings from the Medical
Examiner's office and the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
before making a determination in
the cause of death.


Apalachicola Area
Historical Society
The annual picnic and busi-
ness meeting of the Apalachicola
Area Historical. Society will be
held on Sunday, July 25th, at
Lafayette Park. Officers will be
elected, committees will be
re~1ewed. objectives and mission
revisited, and needs defined and
refined
The society will provide ham,
turkey, soft drinks, Ice and paper
goods. Bring a simple covered
dish, but most important, chairs
and utensils. A bit of insect
repellent might be useful! George
Chapel's home will be opened in
support of the event. Do come
and bring a friend. Things with
start at 1:00 p.m., ET.
: Dues are now payable for the
, 1999-2000 year. As usual it is
only a matter of $10.00 per per-
son.
;s Started in 1957 by Edith
Coombs in the footsteps of early
historical societies of the 1840's,
and revitalized in 1975 by James
Daly and Margaret Key, the soci-
ety operates the 1838 Raney
House Museum complex, serves
as the Citizen Support Organi-
zation for the John Gorrie State
Museum, sponsored the Ilse
Newell Fund for the Performing
Arts since 1985, and maintains
modest archives.
This will be the second meet-
ing at the park for the society. Go
out and join the gathering. If you
have any questions call George
Chapel, president, at 653-9524.


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S1' Florida Out
The scene was eerie; an esti-
mated crowd of 15,000 people
gathered around a marina's weigh-
in station cheering as huge, ocean-
sized fish were hoisted up for all to
admire. Boats, many in the 60 foot
.size and valued up to a million dol-
lars, motored expertly to the docks
to offload their tournament catch.
S Checks for $100,000,
-$50,000, and for $25,000 were
'awarded to the tired, but very
happy winning anglers. What was
Series, though, was that in a blink I
-*as not seeing the 16th Annual
Bay Point Billfish Tournament in
-Panama City- Beach, but the near
-ffiture of the Port St. Joe Marina
'.here-nearly in my backyard."
With the "Dog Days" of sum-
'mer just beginrung. anglers are,
beating the heat by fishing early
and late in the day. River anglers
--are gearing up for the'""Meet the
Beast II" flathead catfish tourney
this weekend. This Bristol-based
event will certainly weigh-in some
monster sized catfish. Any angler
who' beats the' Florida record will
biWn h new boat, motor, and trailer
valued at $38,000. '
Other freshwater anglers are
soaking worms or' crickets on the
. last of the bream beds in our area.
.-Bass fishing is still productive in
cooler morning hours or at night.
Topwaters are good early, then
Texas-rigged worms off deeper
points or deep ends of deadfalls
are getting a good number of fish.
SMotor-oil colored worms seem to
i be hot now.
Presnell's continues to launch
| lLarge numbers of scallopers on
Adventures into the bay. Moving
from spot to spot is the key to
Gathering a limit. All seem to agree-
Sthat the scallop muscles are big for
this early in the season.
Going into the back of the bay
on a good incoming tide will afford
Areas that have not been picked
? over. East "and west of Eagle
Harbor also reports good numbers
of scallops. Remember a two gallon
,limit per person with a 10 gallon'
limit per boat of unshucked scal-
Slops.
0 The best news for saltwater
i anglers this week was'the state's
extension of their red. snapper sea-
son. Federal waters will close for
red snapper. August 29th, but
within the nine mile state bound-



S"Broke-R

SDoo Res


'. On Thursday afternoon,. July
8, Melvin and. Debbie Olson, of
Orlando, headed out to Indian
Pass because someone told. them
it was a good place to run their
SeaDoo. The grass in St. Joe Bay
w as too thick to operate a jet-ski
and nho one told them about the
oyster bars.
About five o'clock in the after-
noon, Debbie 'had 'to be rescued
off the bars near the mouth of
Indian Lagoon. As many as four
17- to 25-foot -boats, with hulls
'j varying from V-bottom to pon-
toons, attempted to get, close
enough for a rescue, but were not
successful. The tide was running
out fast and it looked like she
would have to spend a long night
waiting for the tide to come back
in .
i Tom Brocato. bf Broke-a-toe's.
Outdoor Supplies and Services,
Si was returning from' an eco-tour
with other visitors to the area
when he spotted the stranded
vessel and rider on the bar.
"I knew as soon as I spotted
the jet-ski up on the oyster bar
--what had happened, and what
could possibly be a dangerous sit-,
uation if something wasn't done:
fast," said Brocato. "I proceeded.
to drop off my passengers and put
In the jon-boat. I didn't see any-
one else around the ramp that
-knew the lagoon," continued
Brocato,"There's only one way in
and one way out of those 'spaces',.
and without a flat boat, nobody
would get in there," he said.
It took just minutes for
--Brocato to get into the shallow
water area. zig-zagging from side
to side to keep on top, and get
near enough for a'rescue. By the'
tilme-he got close enough to see
that it was a woman stranded, he,
aias in two to three inches of
water and could see blood on her
and the vessel. Ms. Olson said she
--had hit the bar and was thrown
off.
Brocato helped the victim into
the front of the jon-boat and
noted that the wound was closed
up. He then proceeded to rig a
tow-line for thefor the SeaDoo and poled
into a deeper water before motor-
ing out. "She had no shoes so she
couldn't walk out if she wanted
to," said Brocato.
"The irony of it all was, after
we returned ,to the ramp and I
told her' that 'I was Broke-a-toe,
she yelled out, 'We have a horse-


floors in the Dixie Youth District Tourney Starts
han For AMllSorta
Gene Chlds Saturday For Major league All Stars
door Writers' Association "
door Writers' Association 'This coming Saturday. Julv under for competition In the Dixie and Jistin Suber. Coaches for th
ary, the season will remain open 17th, six area leagues will field Youth District IV Tournament. team include Steve Peak, Wi
until October 31st. Most struc- Major League All Star teams com- McLemore, Glenn Semmes.
tures in the 60 to 90 foot range raised of players age 12 and The Bayou George Athletic
still have a good many red and o ers age an Association will host teams repre- Athletc Physical
black snappers. The extended sea- senting Port St. Joe, Wewahitch- Atletic I.cal
son has a two fish per person limit Bea ka, Callaway, Springfield, and Free phSsicals will be given'
of 16 inches or better. M XICO ca Police ; Franklin County, as well as one anyone participating in hig
Kings and schoolie dolphin d Pro for its own league. school or middle school sports
have made trolling this week. very ep. Prov iig The six team double-elimina- the 19S9-2000 school 'ear.
fun. Kings .finally, seem to. be *.B H im : tion bracket will open Saturday Physicals will be given or
returning in better numbers daily. cycle Helmet. with a match-up between day only on August 5 from 8:00_


Lighter colored dusters with cigar
minnows are still the Panhandle's
favorite bait for kings.' Freelining
out live bait or simply a cigar min-
now over structure is accounting
for many nice kings. Chuimming or
pogy oil drips can double your
action.
Running from spot to spot also
affords a chance for dolphin. Any
weedline or floating flotsam could
hold mahi-mahi. A quick troll-by
or light tackle with a small hook
and' a' bit of any bait will let you
know immediately if dolphin are
around. ,Keeping one hooked up
'and in the water will concentrate
the school near your boat. For a
boatload of kids, a dolphin frenzy
is as good as it gets. Carry a few
light tackle rigs and be prepared.
The Bay Point Billish
Tournament is a first class affair.
and one that every angler should
-visit. To see 500 pound marlins.
yellow fin tuna, and huge bull dol-
phin reminds us of the possibili-
ties every time we wet a hook.
Jim Wilson lll's 538 pound
blue marlin took top honors and a
Sl00,000 check for captain and
-crew. John Cambell's 478 pound
marlin took $75,000. Michael
Henry's 96.6 pound yellow-fin
tuna took the $50,000 first place
prize in the tuna division.
The wahoo category was won
by B. J. Barnett's 41.6 pound fish
and won $40,006. The first place
dolphin won $40.000 for Mike
Shannon and crew aboard the
Lady Grail. The affair also netted
nearly $30,000 for the Anchorage
SChildren's Home.
In a blink our area is going to
change-and change dramatically.
Hopefully, one of these changes
% will include fishing tournaments of
the caliber of the Bay Point BiUlfish
tourney that will benefit anglers,
area businesses, and charities
equally.


The Mexico Beach Police
Department has received 10 new
bicycle helmets for a new
community program. The depart-
ment purchased two extra small.
four small/medium, and four
large/extra large helmets.
The helmets are available for
anyone who needs a helmet for
their protection while bicycling.
The helmets will be loaned out to
an individual until the rider can
purchase one of their own. Any
questions or requests should be'
referred to PtIm. Bill Latza or Lt.

Brad Hall at 648-4790 or 648-
5700.

Car Wash Saturday
Everyone is invited to stop by
and support a youth car wash on
Saturday, July.17th. from 10:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at .Discount
Auto Parts in Port St.. Joe.
All proceeds will be used to
offset expenses for the Dixie Boys
13 %year old All-Stars who will
participate in the Dixie Boys
State Baseball Tournament in
Ocala July 24th through 30th.'

White City Srs. to
Hold Open House
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding an open
house at the White City Baptist
Church on July 21st from 9:00
a.m. Until 12:00 noon, ET.
There will be representatives
to answer questions on in-home
services, meals, homemakers,
respite, emergency responder
units and much more.
The Gulf County Transpor-
tation provider will also be there
to inform the community on their
program. Refreshments will be
served.


a-toe" Aids in SWea


;cue In Lagoon


back ride with you this evening.'
and started crying," added
Brocato.
Deputy Chris Buchanan of
the Gulf County Shenffs Depart-
ment arrived with first aid sup-
plies and Dave Lawson of Port St.
Joe, Director of Emergency
Medicine at Weems Hospital in
Apalachicola. helped apply the
bandage.
There was a happy ending.
Broke-a-toe was able to resched-


ule the horse ride: and Debbie is
doing fine after a visit to the emer-
gency room at Weems Hospital.
Brocato cautioned. "With so
many boaters in the area, and no
markers. I hope that folks can be
warned about the lagoon and the
oyster bars at Indian Pass.
Additionally. with manatees
showing up at the pass (Indian
Pass). no wake boating should be
promoted in the pass and close to
shore."


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Wewahitchka and Springfield
beginning at 4:00 p.m.. CT.
Following them %%ill be a bat-
tle on the diamond between Port
St. Joe and Franklin County.
scheduled to commence at 6:00
p.m., CT.
The nightcap is set to feature
j, game with Callaway versUs
Bayou George. which is slated for
iin 8:00 p.m., CT, first pitch. '
The simplest route for Gulf
County fans to reach the field is to
take Highway 22 to Star Avenue.
-Follow Star Avenue until you
reach Highway 231 at which point
you should turn right (north) and
proceed approximately one to one
and one-half miles.
County Highway 2301-a left
turn-off at an E-Z Serve store-
will lead you toward the complex.
About four to five miles along
Highway 2301 you will notice a
blue sign on the left shoulder of
the road denoting, the athletic
fields. The road is just past the
Bayou George fire station facility.
As always, all sports fans are
invited and.encouraged to make
the drive and support these young
'athletes in their endeavor to bring
home the winning trophy, and in
this case, advance to the state'
tournament competition.
Port St. Joe Team Members
Travis Burge, Casey
Flannagan, Andrew Furr, Garrett
Garland, Jake Howse, Ashton
Larry, Aaron Little, Bart .Lowry,
Chad Lucas, Justin McCroan,
Kenny McFarland, Daniel Welch,
and Zach Williams. They are
coached by' Travis Burge,. Phil
McCroan, and Frankie Williams.
Wewahitchka Team Members'
Zack Barnes, Richard Cox,
.'Cody Harden, Randoin Jackson,
Johnny Jones, Trannon Myers,
Steve Peak, Josh Pitts, Jeffrey
.. Portivent, Jeffrey Semmes,
Brandon Skipper, Will Strange,
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Forms may be picked up at.
the Port St. Joe High School office,
and must be signed by the child's
parent.


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County Teams i

In Dixie Youth ,

Tournament
The Port St. Joe and;
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth AAA All,
Stars (10 years and under)
entered competition in the state-
qualifier District IV tournament
on Saturday, July 10th. In
Callaway.
Opening day, action began'
with a game featuring a battle of,
Franklin County versus Callaway.
The Fianklin County All Stars
recorded an 11-5 win. to advance
them in the winner's bracket.

In the nightcap, Wewahitchka.-
dominated the Bayou George All
Stars and took home a four inning
run-rule shortened 17-3 victory.
Starting on. the hill for-
Wewahitchka was Sean Blerman..
In three innings, he struck out
eight batters, while allowing three ,
runs on one hit and three walks.
Demarius Baker entered the Kn
game in relief in the fourth, strik- Rashai
ing out two batters and holding Besore
the opposing team scoreless in Bill Do
the inning.
Wewahitchka's offense posted
runs on the board in each of the
innings-one in the first, six in
the second, three in the third, and
coming on strong with a game-
winning seven in the fourth.
Recording hits for the Wewa _
All Stars..were Bierman and
Andrew Taylor with two singles
each; Patrick Gates, a double:
and Baker, Trey Goodwin, Blaine
Pitts,. and Robbie Morris, each
with a single.
S, Port St. Joe drew the bye in
* the bracket and faced Franklin
County in the early game on
rMonday. Led by consistent pitch-
ing and a goodoffensive effort the,
St. Joe All tairs claimed a 12-2 '
run-rule shortened win in the
game-in spite of the inclement
weather conditions.
With the support, of the !"
defense, Chaes Tharpe, the start-
ing hurler for St. Joe; held the
opponent scoreless in two
innings. He struck out five.
walked two, and gave up one hit. ..
Tharpe was relieved in the "':
third by Andrew White who
struckout out one and gave up two
runs on two hits and three walks.


'99 Wewahitchka AAA All Stars


Kneeling (1 to r) are Andrew Taylor, Robbie Morris, Patrick Gates, Sam Paul, Roy Suber, and
Shawn Rich. Standing (I to r) are Demarius Baker, Blaine Pitts, Trey Goodwin, Sean Bierman, Alex
Jones. and Ryan Ranie. Team member Clarence Gray was not available for the photo. In tbe rear
are coaches Charles'Grice, Tony Strange, and Ben Ranie. .


At the plate, Port St. Joe was
led by White with a single and
double, followed by Zeke Stevens
with a triple, and Tharpe, Zack
Tarantino, and Michael Quinn,'
each with a single.
For Franklin County. Justin
Mathis and Justin Griggs halved
the duty on the mound in the
loss. Mathis struck out four,
walked seven, and allowed seven
runs, while Griggs walked three
and gave up five runs.
Three hits were booked for
Franklin County by Griggs. with a
single and triple, and Bradley
Vaughan with a single.
Tuesday's Gulf County Battle
A full evening of baseball
began Tuesday with the resump-
tion of Monday night's Callaway
versus Bayou George game which
had beep halted in the third
inning due to bad weather and
field conditions.
After the game was complet-
ed, Callaway emerged the winner
and Bayou George was eliminated
from further participation.
In the second game. Callaway
continued on In the losers' brack-
et and was defeated and removed
from competition by Franklin
County.

SThe nightcap featured a battle
of Gulf County All Stars with Port
St. Joe emerging the 16-6 fourth,
inning victor over Wewahitchka.
St. Joe posted the first run in
the first and five more in the sec-
ond. Then, In the bottom, of the
second, Wewa fought back to tie
the game at six.,
But, St. Joe kept the pressure
on the Wewa defense scoring six
in the third arid four in the fourth.
The game was conceded as St. Joe
reached a 10-run gap in.the score
in the top of the fourth inning.
In two innings, Chaes'Tharpe,
starting pitcher for St. Joe, struck
out three batters, while giving up
six runs on one hit and three base
on balls.
Justin Henderson, who
relieved him in the third inning,
retired the side scoreless with the
help of a double play by his
defense. He struck out one and
gave up two hits.
Leading the offense for St. Joe
was Michael Quinn who delivered
strong at the plate Tuesday with
six RBI from four hits-a triple, a


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double, and two singles.. Adding
to the winning effort was Chaes
Tharpe .and Justin Henderson.
each with two singles.
Demarius Baker pitched the
initial three innings for
Wewahitchka. striking out -seven,
* walking six. and allowing six hits.
Alex Jones entered in relief in
the fourth inning and struck out
one, walked four, and allowed two
hits .
Offensively, singles for Wewa
came off the bats of Patrick Gates,
Robbie Morris, and Roy Suber.,
Play-Off Games
Wewahitchka and Franklin
County, each with one loss in the
tourney, were slated to play a
losers' bracket elimination game
Wednesday night beginning at
7:00 p.m.. CT.
The winner will face undefeat-
ed Port St. Joe in a championship
game on Thursday at the same
time. A St. Joe loss would force a
second championship game on
Friday (same time).
Everyone is Invited and


.Three out of every four a
will be affected by periodonta
ease at some point in their
While this condition usually a
folks over 30, more prevalent
age, youngsters may experi
some form of. this inflammation
infectious condition of the struc
that support the teeth. Problems
gums, periodontal ligaments
supporting bone are responsib
an estimated 70 percent of all
tooth loss.


encouraged to take the short 1hop
to Callaway to support your
favorite team of All Stars.
The tournament's champi-
onship team earns a berth in the,
state tournament beginningi
Friday, July 23rd in Okeechobee.
Port St. Joe All Stars
Players for the Port St. Joe All
Stars include Mica Ashcraft,
Rodney Besore, Matthew Dodson,
Josey Freeman. Justin Hender-
son, Michael Quinn, Scott
Quintana. Leland Ray. Zeke
Stevens, Zack Tarantino. Chaes
Tharpe, Rashawne Thomas, and
Andrew White. Coaches for the.
team are Bill Dodson, Joey!
Tarantino, and Don Ashcraft.
Wewahitchka All Stars
SOn the Wewahitchka All
Stars' roster are Demarius Baker,
Sean Bierman, Patrick Gates,
Trey Goodwin'. Clarence Gray,;
Alex Jones, Robbie Morris, Sam
Paul, Blaine Pitts. Ryan Ra' e,
Shaun Rich, Roy Suber, ahnd'
Andrew Taylor. They are coachdd
by Charles Grice. Tony Strange.,
and Ben Ranie. .-
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Healthy Gums-


Healthy Teeth

Plaque is constantly forming in
the mouth. If not regularly removed"
by modern dental treatment, it cre-i
ates small bacterial pockets beneath
the gum line. Plaque is transformed.
into tartar (hardened mineral
adults deposits) (orcalculus) which must
I, dis- be professionally removed .


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ience
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because it is painless in the begin-
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'99 Port St. Joe AAA All Stars
feeling (1 to r)- are Matthew Dodson, Andrew White, Zack Tarantino, Leland Ray, and
wne Thomas. Standing (1 to r) are Michael Quinn, Josie Freeman, Justin Hendeson. Rodney
, Scott Quintana, Zeke Stevens, Mica Ashcraft, and Chaes Tharpe. In the rear are coaches,
idson, Joey Tarantino, and Don Ashcraft.


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


Rep. Kilmer Reports on Apalachicola River


Will it be traffic, commerce, or
back to the wild? Landowners
along the Apalachicola River have
had enough of the dredging oper-
ation that deepens the river for
barge traffic. They say the Corps
of Engineers has polluted the
river and caused bank erosion.
Citizens claim the mechanical
distribution of sand filled in pre-
cious sloughs caused the fish
population to dwindle. They have
insisted their congressmen and
their state legislators do some-
thing about it.
State Representative Bev
Kilmer, along with state biolo-
gists, geologists, state parks rep-
resentatives and Northwest Flor-
ida Water Management District
officials toured the river recently
looking for an answer that would


make everyone happy.
The day started by going over
drawings of the river showing the
difference of its flow during the
many years of dredging. The
dredge operation was commis-
sioned by Congress more than 40
years ago. The need for barge traf-
fic has decreased over the years,
but the dredging continues.
An industrial area around
Chattahoochee seems to be the
most active in barge transporta-
tion at this time; however, there
are farmers in Alabama who do
not want to see the barge traffic
stopped.
As the day of the tour went
on, Rep. Kilmer was shown the
mountains of sand piled along the
river by the Corps.
"It is unimaginable that no


Commodities Will


Be Given Away


U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on July 20th and 22nd.
S The foods will, be distributed at
S the Washington Improvement
Group (WIG) Building, located at
198 Peters Street in Port St. Joe,
and the Senior Citizen's Building
in Wewahitchka.
The distribution in Port St.
Joe, will be on Tuesday, July
20th, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00
p.m. ET, and the distribution in
Wewahitbhka will be on
Thursday, July 22nd, from 12:00
p.m. until 2:00 p.m. CT.
Recipients must have .a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers.
Anyone who has questions
concerning their eligibility or
would like to, sign up should call
229-9114, 639-5068, or stop by.
the commodity office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior' to
these dates. Wewahitchka resi-
.. /- '


William Ray Jameson
William Ray Jameson, 76. of.
P6ot St. Joe. died Tuesday. July 6
In a Panama City hospital. .
Born in Anderson. South
Carolina. he moved to Port St. Joe.
*i in 1986 from Greenville, South
Carolina. He was a maintenance
supervisor for Civil Service for the
Air Force. He was also a veteran of
WWII serving in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Jameson is survived by
his wife. Joyce Gwinn Jameson of
Port St. Joe; one daughter, Leesa
J. Daniels of St. Joe: Beach; one
sister, Sue Whitehead of Boston,
Massachusetts; one grandchild,
Forest Ivey Daniels of Port St. Joe;
two aunts, Mary Bell Reid and Dot
Pitts both of Greenville, South
Carolina; one sister-iri-law,
Frances Jameson of Greenwood,
South Carolina; one .brother-in-
law, Mack Gwini and wife Carol
of St. Joe Beach; and mfiany nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service was held
on Saturday, July 10, at the
Beach Baptist Chapel. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
to the Beach Baptist Chapel in
memory of Mr. Jameson.
Services were under the
direction of Southerland Funeral
Home of Panama City.

Thomas Z. Atkeson
Thomas Zephaniah Atkeson,
87, a resident of Columbia,
Alabama, died early Monday
morning, July 12, at Wesley
Manor Retirement Center, in
Dothan, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in
the Columbia Presbyterian
Church with Rev. Joe Eckstine
and Chaplain Walton G. Sugg,
Jr., officiating. Burial, with mili-
tary honors, was in the Columbia
City Cemetery with Holman-
Headland Mortuary directing.
Memorial contributions may
be directed to: Friends of
Columbia, P.O. Box 77, Colum-
bia, Alabama 36319.
Mr. Atkeson was born and
reared in Henry County, near
Columbia, son of the Late
Thomas Zephaniah Atkeson, Sr.
and Nina Beach Atkeson. He
graduated from Houston County
High School in Columbia.
Following his graduation
from high school, he operated the
family dairy farm, near
Columbia, for several years prior
to enrolling in Auburn
University. He studied forestry at
Auburn and also the University
of Georgia, returning to Auburn
for graduate studies. He was
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant
and served ir World War II. He
was honorably discharged with
the rank of captain in 1945.


dents may come to the
house on Wednesday,
from 12:30 p.m. to 4;
to certify for commodi
Any household w
income is not in exc
state-established max
centage of the poverty
appropriate househo
who can prove its eli
Food Stamps, Aid t
with Dependent
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Income (SSI), or Medic
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Documents acc
proof of eligibility inclu
eligibility in the above
As an alternative to
such documents, a
may simply complete a
tion giving total
income.
Rules for accept
participation in the pi
the same for everyor
regards to race, c'loi
origin, age, sex or han


one has solved the issue of where
to put the sand," said Kilmer. "We
have to use sand for so many
industrial and construction pro-
jects, I am surprised there is a
problem at all. Sand is such a
necessary commodity, you would
think a private company would
have come up with a solution for
storage or usage by now."
It is impossible to focus on
Florida's interest only when 90
percent of the river flow coming
through Florida originates in
Alabama and Georgia. The Tri-
Rivers Association is working with
Rep. Kilmer and others to find a
solution that will be workable and
acceptable for all three states.
At present, state biologists
are trying to find an area where

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scholar was honored for her
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Jue-old court- Education Exchange College
:30 p.m.CT Grant Program.
ties. Dawn Bradly, a 1999 gradu-
hose gross ate of Rutherford High School.
nes *of the was one of 84 students selected
dmum per- from over 5,000 who applied for
line for the the grants on a national level.
ld size or Michael D. Poulos. Pres-
giblllty for ident/CEO, presented a check
o Families from the Education Exchange
Children Program to Bradly during a spe-
il Security cial ceremony held at Tyndall
aid is eligi- Federal Credit Union. When
A foods. asked about her accomplishment,
epted as Bradly said the' funds would be
depted as used to further her education In
.deproofof the pre-med Fprogram at the
programs. University of Florida. ,
providingseh The Education Exchange is "
an applica- sponsored annually by The
household Exchange, MPACT and TX auto-
mated teller machines (ATM) net-
works. Through the program,
tance and high school seniors are selected. ,
program are from across the country to share
ne without a total of SI00,000 in college
r, national grants. Selection criteria Includes
dicap. scholastic achievement, commun-
ity Involvement, qualities of char-
acter and leadership, and finan-
cial need.
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
was proud to have a member'
receive a grant for the second year


Mr. Atkeson began his career
as a biologist with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service. Fe was a
Soil and Water Conservation
Specialist and Manager of
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
in north Alabama for 25 years.
He retired in 1987 and returned
to Columbia, Alabama where he
managed the family farm.
Mr. Atkeson was a member
of several scientific and profes-
sional societies Including the
Wildlife Society, the Audubon
Society, the Alabama Ornitho-
logical Society and, the
Anthropological Society.
Mr. Atkeson was twice recog-
nized as Alabama Conservation-
ist of the Year, was given the
national American Motors
Conservationist of the Year
award arid was honored as an
outstanding federal einployee at
the White House.
He authored numerous
scholarly and scientific publica-'
tions in the field of conversation
and wildlife biology. His weekly
newspaper column, Out of
Doors, appeared for 33 years in
Decatur Daily and other news-
papers. He expressed keen inter-
est in literature, poetry, wildlife
biology, and natural history.
Mr. Atkeson was preceded in
death by his wife, Margaret
Steagall Atkeson; a sister,
Cordelia Atkeson Buchmann;
and a brother, Henry Beach
Atkeson.
Surviving are a daughter,
Mary Cordelia Atkeson Gibson,
and her husband, Thomas S.
Gibson, of Port St. Joe; a son, Dr.
Thomas Donnally Atkeson and
his wife, Dr. Beverly M. Atkeson
of Tallahassee; four grandchil-
dren, Ellen Margaret Atkeson
and Susan Lee Atkeson both of
Tallahassee; Margaret Sandifer
Gibson and Elizabeth Atkeson
Gibson, both of Port St. Joe; two
sisters, Martha Atkeson Bronar,
Columbia, Alabama; and Mary
Atkeson Weddington and her
husband, James L. Weddington
of Newman, Georgia.

Carmen Hughes
Carmen Hughes, 95, of We-
wahitchka died Thursday, July 8,
in the Blountstown Health and
Rehab Center.
Mrs. Hughes was born in
Guatamala, Central America and
was a homemaker.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Carol Bedard of Wewahitchka;
one son, James Hughes of
Newark, California; and six
grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Memorialization will be by crema-.
tion with Adams Funeral Home of
Blountstown directing.


in a row. The credit union serves
over 68,000 members interna-
tionally and has over S460 million .-
, n assets.


river sand could be placed while
waiting for a productive use.'
State geologists are attempting to
find ways to filter the river sand in
order to use the white portion for
beach renourishment.
Representative Kilmer has
drawn on professionals through-
out the state pool to find those
that have the answers she is look-
ing for. Senator Bob Graham's
staff met with Rep. Kilmer and
, her staff to brief Kilmer on their
current actions 'taken on behalf of
river residents. It appears there is
a bi-partisan effort between the


Michael D. Poulos is
recipient Dawn Bradly.


two offices to mitigate the river's
far-reaching problem.
When the reports are pre-
pared and there are possibilities
for state solutions, Kilmer will ask
others to help as necessary to
begin the healing process for the
Apalachicola River.


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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999



S* PUBLIC NOTICES *


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 99-223-CC
ARCHIE 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.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MITCHELL GARY DAVIS
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE:
1624 Palm Blvd.
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:
Commence at the NE comer of the NW 1/4
of NW 1/4 of Section 13. Township 5 south, Range
11 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 lunimits
thence go South 17048'44"W alrg said Easterly
line a distance of 20.88 feet. thence go South
88*55'19"E a distance of 268 52 feet thence go
SO'50O 00"W a distance of 350 feet thence go S8'6
55'19'E a distance of 720 00 fee 10to a point onr East
Imne of the NW 1.4 f the NW 1/4 there .go
NOO0000'E along .sao Eaist ne a distance of 1651
feet. thence go S80:55'19'E a distance of 700 00
feet: thence go N OO0000C'E lor a distance of 1l5
feet 10 a Point of Beginning The abc.e deocnbed
land i. lying in Section 13 TowTnsh-ap 5 Souir'
RAnge 11I West. Gull C,:,unry. Florida. anid conIri
ing6i 3 acres, more or less.
Has been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to CHARLES A. COSTING. COSTIN & COSTING,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 'Post Office
Box 98, 413 Williams Avenue. Port St. 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-
erwlse. a Default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 24th day of June, 1999.
BENNY C LISTER
CLERK OF THE COURT
/s/By: Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
4tc, July 1. 8 15. and 22. 1999.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SOF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of:
Chnristiune Land Stller.
Wde.'Pebuoner
and
Michael R Stiller.; '. "'
Husband.; Respo,'dnt'
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO' MICHAEL R STILLER
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED tha an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy ofyour
written.defenses, if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN. ESQ.. Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 185. Wewahitchka.
Florida 32465. on or befi.re .'e 30th day of-July,
1999. and file the ongir,al ith. the Clerk of this
Court either neiore sem,:e ,on peuuoner's attorney
or immediately thereafter. ,:.'terie a default will
be entered gairst \ou ',:..r the reef demanded in
the peouon
\iTNESS my hand and the ial .,,l' this ccoun
on the 29th day oi'June 1999 i
S" Benr., C Lijter
S Clerk o Cirui Counrt '
". : .'.'T:,inya Knox
4tc. July 1; 8. 15. and 22. 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
LOUISE HALL
Plaintiff,
S. ,, '.-,. .. '- .CASE NO.9w-301
IWlGUEL LE1 ERANCE, -
'Defend ants
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 t: tr.e hJghest. bidder for
casn. at the front door 1of ie Gull Count)
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida. at 11:00
o'clock a m Eastern Da Utpri Saineis Time on
-he 23rd day of July. 1l9i the fI'or,,ing dec,-ibcao
property:
SLot 8. Block 2, Douglas Landing Unit One,
as :shown by the plat thereof recorded in


the official records ol Gulf County. Florida.
in Plat 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.
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-288 to Jeffrey S. and
Susan E. Roberts for the construction of a two-
story, single-family dwelling and minor structures,
pursuant to Section 161.053. Florida Statutes.
Project location: Between approximately 90 feet
and 164 feet, west of the Department of
Environmental Protection's reference monument
R-148, in Gulf County. Project address: County
Road C V. Indian Peninsula, Port St. Joe. The
permit and construction plans my 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 (904)487-4475, or by writing to
3900'Comnmonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 310.
Tallahassee, Florlda'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 initi-
ate such a review, your request must be filed with-
in twenty (20) days of the date of this order with
the Secretary of the Commission at Florida Land
and Water Adjudicatory Commission, The Capitol,
Room. 2105. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001. A
copy of the request must also be served on both
-he Department of Environmental Protection,
Agenryv Clerk. 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station
35, Tallahassee. Fionda '32399. and on any per-
son named in this order, within 20 days from the
date of this order if the request for review is to be
effective. .
Addiuonally any person substantially affected by.
this detereui-rauon has the right to. request an
ad.ranisrauve hearing to be conducted in accor-
dance wit.r, the provisions of Section 12057
Flonda Statutes Should 'o)u desire in dirnirs.
u'aive heainnc o)ur request n-uil cc.mpl 'aith ine
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 ProtecUon,' Office of General
Counsel. 3900 Comnmornealth Bouleuard Mall
SLauor, 3"5. Tallahas'ee. Flonda 32399-.3000 and
musl be receive b ithe Deparurent ilnmnm four-
teen (14) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
istraut'e hearing
In the eent that a legally-sufficient petition for
hearing is not timely received, you have the right to
see'k ludicia rene, ctf lthi- -rder pursuant to
Sec.uor, 120 6 FlIrilda Siatutes. and Rule
9 030ibl Ijlcl and 9 110 Fl.,rida Roles of Appellate
Prc.edire To irauate 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 15, 1999.
NOlUce of Action
Bo&A AutO & Toung w11i be selling the I;olloing
%eraicle;m The sale will be held July 16. 199 aSt
900 3 in EST at 4560 CR 386, Pcn.t Si Joe Fl
32456 18501,47-3u31
W Ve reserve the night to reject any and all bids.
Year Make Vin#
91 Olds. 2G3AJ84NXLZ325439
87 Buick IG4NJ11UXHN007483
itc, July 15. 1999.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that George Y. Core.
the.holder of the followIng Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issu6& theieon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
descnnpuon c. the picperry and the names in
uhij-, it 'as as ieswed are as follows ,'
Certificate No. 149 Application No. 99-01
Year of Issuance: 1993 R.E. No. 02377-002
Description of Property
Lot 15. of Block 9, Section 25, Township 4
South. Range 10 West of Corrective Replat
of Cleckley's Addition to Wewahitchka,
Unit 2 as recorded in Plat Book 2. Page 37
of the 'public records of Gulf County,
Florida.
'Name in which assessed: Deborah McGhee
All ol faid properrv being in the Gulf County, State
*;.l flo.-ia
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed' accord-
ing to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County' Courthouse at 11:00


Florida Garden


Extension Notes


Roy Lee Carter


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Pampered P
By: Roy Lee Carter
County Extenston.Director
You don't have to pamper
pampas grass! This attractive
perennial, which is native to Latin
American-Brazil, Argentina, arid .
Chile--is practically trouble free.
It's well adapted to all areas of
Florida. Pampas grass grows in
large clumps eight to 10 feet high.
In late summer, it produces
showy silver, white' or pinkish,
silken plumes which may reach a '
height of 12 feet ,


Pampas grass can be very;'
eve-catching when used as a','!
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A.M., E.S.T,. on Wednesday. the 18th day ot
August. 1999.
Dated this 8th day of July, 1999.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: /8/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. July 15. 22, 29, and August 5, 1999.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
,373, Florida Statutes, the following applications)
for water use permits) has (have) been received by
the Northwest Florida Water Management DisrIct
Application number 1 05725 filed 07/01/1999 .
Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company, 300
First Street, P.O. Box 250, Port St. Joe. Fl
32457
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 2,000
Gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer
System for Industrial Use by an existing facili-
ty. :. .
General withdrawal locations) in Gulf County:
T8S, R10W, Sec. 6
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written request for a
copy of-the staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applications) by writ-
ing to the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Route 1, Box 3099. Havana, Florida 32333-9700,
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5 o'clock p.m. on July 29, 1999.
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss. Publication of this
noice consuitues const.ucuve notice of this per-
mil applicauon to all substarually affected per.
sons A copy of ire staLfrepornl imusi be request.
ed in order to remain adoioed ol further proceed.
wings and any public hearing date Substanualy
cdlfeCed persons are enuded to request an admin.
istrative hearing regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written request according to
the provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be mailed only to persons who have ,.
filed such request.
Itc. July 15. 1999.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Tne Gulf Counry Board of Counry Comqussk.In %ill
nold a public hearmin Tuesday Jul. 27. '1999. i
7 10 p m, E D T ,)corsid rt.the adopuon of an
ordinance with Lhe following ude
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ENTITLED "MOTOR
VEHICLE TITLE LOANS"; THE ORDI-
NANCE SHALL ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM
INTEREST RATE CHARGEABLE BY THE
LENDER;
PROVIDE FOR DISCLOSURES; PROVIDE
FOR INSPECTING RECORDS AND
PREMISES; PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES;
PROVIDE FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDE
FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDE AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
/s/ Benny C. Muster /s/Tommy Knox:
Clerk Chairman
2tc, July 15 and 22, 1999.


Snty Extension Service


impas Grass?

Because it grows very rapidly into
a massive plant, pampas grass
can provide an excellent screen
for sunny locations.
Unfortunately, it is often used
improperly as a foundation plant.
In such cases, it usually is pur-
chased from a nursery when it's
small and planted very near the
home. At first, it will look fine, but
after several years, it will have
reached such' a large size that it
will be difficult to find the Jhouse
for the old pampas grass.
There are many ornamental
forms of pampas grass. The
plume-like blooms differ between
male and female plants.. The
female plumes are broad and full,
due to the silky hairs covering the
tiny flowers. The male plumes
look narrow and short, because of
the absence of hair on the flowers.
Also, there is considerable
variation among seedlings in
growth habits, periods of flower-
ing, size and shape. If uniformity
is desired, pampas grass should
;be propagated by dividing clumps
'rather than by seed.',
The plumes of pampas grass:
are highly prized for indoor deco-
rations. Plumes used for this pur- .
pose should be cut as soon as.,
possible as shedding may occur.
This shedding can be prevented
by spraying the plumes with hair
spray. ,:
When selecting a planting site'
for pampas grass, special atten-'
fion should be paid to the poten-'
tial danger of injury to passers-by
from contact with the very sharp,
saw-like edges of the leaves. Pam-
pas grass should be planted
where it will receive full sun for
.most of each day. In shady loca-
tions, It will grow very slowly and
produce few. If any, plumes.
As we said, pampas grass suf-
fers from practically no pest or
disease problems. It has good salt
tolerance, and willgrow in almost
any soil. Once it's established,
about all you need to do is give it
adequate fertilizer. For' healthy-
growth and good: plume produc- '
tion, pampas grass should be fer: ,
tilized four times a year with a'
balanced fertilizer, such as an 8-
8-8, applied at the rate of two
pounds per 100 square feet.
In North Florida, pampas
'grass leaves are often killed by
*freezing temperatures, but new
leaves will sprout in the spring.
Before spring growth begins, you,.
should prune away brown leaves
and other dead material that has
accumulated at the base of your'
plants. '
When working around pam-
;pas grass, it's good idea to wear
long pants, a long sleeved shirt,:'
and gloves to.protect you from the.-
sharp leaf blades we mentioned'
earlier..
The striking, feathery plumes,
and large, .'graceful' clumps of,
foliage make pampas grass a very
desirable addition to a landscape.
-Since it's so trouble free, perhaps'
you'd like to. try some around'-
your home.

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Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and the Bay County Small
Business Incubator will offer a
hands-on computer course for
"QuickBooks '99". The course is
applicable to persons using any
version of QuickBooks and will be
held every Tuesday beginning
July 20 and ending August 17 in
the Technology Building, Room
218, of Gulf Coast Community
College. Students may take either
a day session from 8-10:45 p.m.
with instructor Teri Mattson of
Quick Solutions or a night session
from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with comput-
er consultant Aaron Abreu.,
Topics to be covered include:
payroll & taxes, accounts receiv-
able, accounts payable, creating
estimates, job cost reports, bank


accounts and reconciliation and,
many others.
The cost for the seminar is
$99.00 per person. Registration
must have been made in advance
at the Bay County Small Business
Incubator, 2500 Minnesota
Avenue, Lynn Haven, Monday,
through Friday, 8-4 p.m. For,
more information call (850) 271-
1108

Washington High School'
Reunion Meeting Planned'
There will be a Washington '
High School reunion meeting on
the third Monday of every month '
Meeting time is at 7:00 p.m. ET at'
the W.I.G. Center.


Oy: Melissa Ramsey, Guidance Coeusefor


1999-2000
To kick off the 1999-2000
school year, we would like to make
this year the best ever! There will
be a student orientation J0July,
27th beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET
for ninth graders and new stu-
dents. It is important for all other
students to come from 1:00 to
2:30 p.m.
At this time students will
receive their schedule' of classes
for the fall' and' spring semester.
Changes will be limited, so review
and: discussion of possible
changes can be ,done prior to
school beginning on August 10th.
If you -'have any' questions.
please call the guidance depart -
ment at 229-8813.


The safety committee met'
with students at the end of last'
school year and suggestions were'
discussed regarding the use of
mesh or clear bags' for the:
upcoming school year, instead of
backpacks.
This will soon become policy,
so it is suggested that students
look' into purchasing 'the' new,
book carriers. now. Also, as,:new'
school clothes are being pur--
chased, please be appropriate
and follow dress code' standards".
There will be a volleyball
camp for all prospective junior
varsity and : varsity volleyball'
players on July 29th from 9:00"
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Please reg-
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday July 20, 1999 at 9:00 a.m.
ET, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and possi-
'bly act upon the following:
1) Approve Minute's June 15, 1999 '
S:)' PDRB Review FY 1999,2004 Capital Improvements Schedule
3) PDRB Review Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan School .Element. -Comp Plan-Amendments
4)' Final Plat Approval Two Palms Subdivision
.5) Variance Request Zivnuska (Parcel 403794-036R).
.The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting
':can be obtained trom the Planni'ng/Building Department/Chief Administrators Office, (S50) 229- .

S : : .. .o, July 15, 1999


PUBLIC MEETING


FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS


A public meeting will be conducted, Saturday, July 31,

1999 at 9:00 a.m., E.D.T., in the Gulf County Commission

Meeting Room, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sir. Blvd., Port St.

Joe, Florida to discuss FEMA's appeal process and

required procedures regarding the proposed changes to

the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).


The public is encouraged to attend and address their ques-

tions to myself and county staff. If you have any questions,

please contact the Gulf County Commission office at (850)

229-6106.


Commissioner Warren J. Yeager, Jr.

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
G C 3o y July I15 22 ans 29 1999


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(Sheriff's Beat


RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE
G GULF COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, Juhly 6th-Brian
Ctireton, 27, W/M, of Tallahas-
see, worthless checks; Rodney
Adkinson, 18, of Wewahitchka,
failure to appear, violation of pro-
bation (regarding driving under
the influence); James Cordell, 29,
W/M, of Port St. Joe, two offenses
of violation of community control
(Gheating and grand theft); and
William Reynolds, 31, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, trespass and battery.
Wednesday, July 7th-Marco
Givens, 21, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
violation, of community control
(burglary of dwelling); Mario
Swanston, 18, B/M, of Port St.
Joe, failure to appear (lewd and
lascivious acts); and Delores
Pittman, 42, B/F, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (eight
counts of forgey)..
Thursday, July -th-Troy
Williams, 20, of Port St. Joe,
uttering, two counts of burglary,
two counts of petit theft, and two
counts of theft; and Michael
Hammond, 19, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear
(burglary and grand theft).
. 1 Sunday, July l11th--John
McCraken, 46, W/M, of Port St.
Joe, battery; Steven Arthur, 28,
W/M, of Port St. Joe, driving
under the influence; Joshua:
Penix, ,18, W/M, of Wewahitchka,
failure, to appear (battery); John
Thompson. 30, of Athens,
Georgia, violation of probation
(grand theft); George Hagens, 44,
W/M, of Mexico Beach, worthless
checks; ,Mildred Whitaker, 45,
B/F, of Panama City, violation of
community control (sale of
cocaine);, and Teresa Hodge, 36,
W/F, of Wewahitchka, petit theft.


SPSJPD Report
CITATION AND ARREST OF DRIVER
SBrad C-. Phillips, 19, of
Highland View. was arrested on
Wednesday, j June 30th, at
approximately 7 p.m. by Officer
lussell Burco for driving with a
suspended or revoked license.
According to information
received from the officer, Phillips'
vehicle was stopped for a wind-
shield violation. Officer Burch
4bs6ervid the occupantss in the
front- seat- attempting "to- place -
something under the front seat.
When Phillips advised that
his driver's license was suspend-
*) ed, Burch had ,this information
verified. The driver was cited for
leaving an open alcoholic contain-
qr and arrested for driving with
Suspended license. Phillips was

NSCS Inducts
Sabrina Hanson
Sabrina Hanson. of Mexico
Beach, has accepted Imember-
ship in The National Society of
Collegiate Scholars and will be
honored during a campus cere-
mony this fall at Florida State
The National Society of
Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)J s a'
highly selective, national,,non-
profit honors organization.
Founded in 1994, NSCS recog-,
nizes first and second year
undergraduate students who
excel academically.
The society was established
on, the principle that with schol-
arship comes a responsibility to,
develop leadership and a duty to
perform service.
"NSCS provides the opportu-
nity for students, like Sabrina, :to
./ be recognized for their outstand-
ing academic accomplishments
'early in their college experience",
sal,d Steve Lollin, NSCS
Executive Director. "Sabrina will
also have the opportunity to join
other high achieving college stu-
dents in developing leadership
skills and a sense of civic respon-
sibility."
For additional information
contact: the National Society of.
Collegiate Scholars in Washing-
ton, D.C. at (202) 234-5295; or
visit the society's web page at
www.nscs.org.


taken into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
MISSED COURT DATE
Mario Swanston, 18, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on an active
warrant for failure to appear on
Wednesday, July 7th, at about
noon by Officer James Stephens.
According to information
received, Swanston failed to
appear in court to answer the
charge of lewd and lascivious
assault. Swanston was taken into
custody without incident and
transported to the. Gulf County
Jail.
COMMUNITY CONTROL VIOLATION
Marco M. Givens, 21, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on an active
warrant for violation of
community control on Wednes-
day, July 7th, at approximately
1:00 p.m. by Officer Stephens.
According to information
received, Givens was placed on
community control on October
26th for burglary of a dwelling.
Givens violated community
control by failing to comply with
instructions given by his proba-
tion officer, failing to perform
required public service work, fail-
ing to remain confined to his
approved residence, and failing to
meet court ordered monetary
obligations.
TRAFFIC STOP NETS Two
SUSPECTS
Steven L. Arthur, 28, of
Mexico Beach, was arrested by
Officer Chris Teeter for driving
under the influence on Sunday,
July 11th, at approximately 3:50
a.m.
According to; information
received, Arthur was driving his
vehicle in an erratic manner. A
traffic stop was initiated, and
through further Investigation it
was determined that Arthur was
driving under the influence.
While conducting the investi-
gation, it was also learned that
there was an active warrant for
the passenger, George L. Hagan,
44, of Mexico Beach, .for passing
worthless checks. ',
Both Arthur and Hagan were
taken into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.


'Beach PD Log)


During :'the 'astwa ve ek, '
-Mexico-.Beach- Police- Departm
answered 116 calls for serve
and investigated one theft.
burglaries or assaults w
reported to the officers.
During the same period, o
cers of the department investing
ed one traffic crash which rest
ed in no injuries; however th
was a reported total damage es
mate of 850. Officers issued
total'of 26 traffic warnings a
five traffic citations through
the week.


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ville, Georgia was charged by
Ptim. Steve Peoples with grand
theft of a firearm on Monday, July
5th.
*On Friday, July 9th, PtIm.
Burt Himmer arrested Jaquelyn'
Hendrickson, of Mexico Beach, on
a warrant for failure to pay a fine.
*PtIm. Himmer placed a juve--
nile male (Wewahitchka resident)
under arrest on Saturday, July
10th, and charged him with pos-
session of alcohol by a person
under 21 years of age.
*Sunday, July 1.1th, David.M.
Denton, of Mexico. Beach, was;-.
charged with possession of marin-
juana (less than 20 grams), pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
and a warrant for failure to
appear for arraignment by Ptim.
Himmer.

Thank You Dr. Ajit ;
Let me thank you for your
professional courtesy. It has
taken patience, endurance and
clinical expertise to take' on a''
case as difficult as mind.
Furthermore, you have been"
kind to my family and extended
them the same' courtesy. Your"'
diagnosis of my case has rallied
neurosurgeon and neurologist'
diagnoses. Wewahitchka and )
Port St. Joe are lucky to have a
doctor such as yourself.
Betty Jo Dady and Famil '3


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 15. 1999


Steps to Starting a
Small Business
Gulf Coast., Community
College's Small Business
Development Center will offer a
seminar entitled,, "Steps to
Starting a Small Business" on
Tuesday August 3, from 1:30 to
'4:30 p.m. ET at the Gulf Coast


Community College Gulf/Frank-
lin Center, located at 3800
Garrison Avenue, Building A,
Classroom A101, in Port St. Joe.
Are you compatible with
small business ownership? Is
your idea feasible? Topics also
include a discussion on organiza-
tional requirements and licens-
ing for a small business, in
Florida, personal financial
assessment, credit checks, defin-


ing who is your customer, loca-
tion considerations, and employ-
ee requirements.
Reservations may be made
by paying a $20.00 registrar, on
fee in advance at the GCCC
Gulf/Franklin Center Building B
227-9670. For additional infor-
mation call the Small Business
Development Center at 271-1108
ir (800) 542-SBDC from outside
Bay County.


Marquis Hosted Celebratory Pig Roast
The staff and management 'of Marquis Management Corporation, along with local dignitaries
and members of. the community, recently enjoyed a pig roast. The event celebrated Gulf Pines
Hospital's passing of the state fire life safety inspection. The hospital is gearing up for an antici-
pated increase in admissions over the next several months.
At left, Billy Joe Rish (seated on the far left at the table) was one of many area residents
attending the pig roast. In the photo on the right, Sunrise Bay St. Joseph Care Center residents
Loren Kelly and Annie Collins are shown as they enjoyed the day's festivities., :

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Tops in Blue Show
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The 1999 edition of Tops in
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perform for the public Saturday.
July 24, starting at 7:30 p.m. CT
at Tyndall Air Force Base. ;
Free tickets will be available
at the Panama City Civic Center
on July 22. For those autLhorized
to enter Tyndall, tickets are avail-'
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Activities Center. Tickets are limn-
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For more information, call
283-4565.
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St. Joe has been named to the
Dean's List for the spring semes-
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Miss Smallwood is the daugh-
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wood, also of Port St. Joe.
To qualify for this honor,, a
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imum 3.5 grade point average out
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WEWA CITY ELECTION

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Commissioner must qualify between noon on July-19,

1999 and noon on July 23, 1999 E.D.T. Qualifying

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Sea o Sa It I* 7he eStar!


MEDITATIONS OF A
OTnuntri YlIreardp
By LOWELL F. ADAMS


Is Faith Working
For You?
"If you have faith and
doubt not."
M- atthew 21:21

hOUBTING THOMAS! John 20:24-29 tells of
Thmas' doubts when the other disciples told him about
Jesus being raised from the dead. He. was very
unbelieving and later when he himself saw Jesus, he
believed. Jesus told Thomas, "Because you have seen me
you believe. Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet
have believed."
I have heard people say they will not believe in God
unless someone can prove He lives. The great many,
eye-witness accounts of Jesus and His ministry of
miracles is proof sufficient for me. I know God is, for He
his been my helper, fulfilling His Biblical promises to
take care of me. Hehas performed miracles in my behalf.
We have no difficulty believing in the reality of men
like Thomrias Edison, Christopher Columbus, and other
historic figures. We actually have a better record of the
reality of Jdsus, #ihan we have of these men.
A gentleman' said a while back, "Preachers are
always talking about being saved. What do we need to be
saved from? I suppose they think a God of love would
send all these people toa during hell." ,'
Nb, God is no t sending anyone to hell. But that is
what He wants us to be saved from. When this old world
is destroyed (and it will be), there are only two places for
us'to ,go; heaven or hell. II Peter 3:10 tells us the earth
will irie't- with fervent 'heat. Those who have accepted
Jesus, will be in heaven (saved) when that happens.
Those who have rejected God's offer of salvation through
believing in Jesus,will be the losers.
SJesus tells us in John 14:6, "I am the Way, the Truth,
and the Life. No one comes unto the Father, except by me."
We can believe this, or we can pass it off as something to
sneer at. God gives everyone the choice.
What we do with God's offer of a safe place to enjoy
eternity, is the most important decision we will ever
make. Whether we believe this or not will not change the
Truth of God. However, if.we make the wrong decision
about it, it will be much too late to correct that, when we
discover it is really happening. Today it is not too late.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
3. .... 3ilColunbus.S St T6e Beach, FL 32456 '" "
-A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD J
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
N Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. "
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home -69-8"25
For information.concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
.2001 Garrison Avenue Port.St. Joe
Church Office 22741493 :Gus Carpenter, Pastor .,
Suz"ndy School, '9 ... .. 9:45 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11 :00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . . 7:00 m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


[first rnited'Methodist Church



Services,.................. ..................... .... 9 00 a.m. CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND


Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424
T ; ,.', "* '*; :. '. .' '. ,, *


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


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

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Discover God's Love!'
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1?60i Long Aveniue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a'.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


John Lanier
John Lanier in
Concert on 18th
Soloist John Lanier will be in
concert at the Church of God Inr'
Highland View this Sunday,
evening (July 18) at 6:00.
John has traveled across the
country ministering through
gospel music with such groups as
Naomi and the Segos and Tony'
Gore and Majesty. John has also
been involved in the recording of
the nationally acclaimed Gaither*
Videos, and was nominated for'
the 1999 Diamond Awards Soloist'
of the Year. Admission is free,
however a "love offering" will be
received.
Youth Conference
Planned in August
Project Mold-A-Male/Female
will host a youth' conference on
community concerns on August 5'
Through August 7 at Zion Fair
' issionary Baptist Church, locat-
ed at 280 Avenue C in Port St.
Joe.
In this annual event, partici-
pants will have an opportunity to
give serious thought to the many
problems that cause today's
youth to go astray.
yThe focus w II be the com-
munity as it is, in contrast to how
it can be. There will be something
of interest for children and par-
ents.
Incentives of $25 and a cer-
tificate will be given to each teen
who completes the conference
satisfactorily.
If you are interested in partic-
,ipang. please call 229-6624.
Improvement begins with each
tIdividual. .-. ...--.......-

Gospel Sing
The Abe Springs Baptist
Church, located on Highway
275-South in Blountstown,
would like to announce a gospel
sing, Saturday, July 17 at 7:00
p.m. CT.
The sing is sponsored by the
Ladies Auxiliary. For more infor-
mation call 674-5880.. 1


Community-Wide Vacation


Bible School July 19th-23rd


A community wide vacation
bible school will be held July 19th
through July 23rd at the David
Jones Recreational Center from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The theme for this year is
"Pressing for the Prize".
Each church is asked to pro-
vide a snack for approximately 50
children and $10.00 for donations
toward door prizes. A door prize
will be drawn each night.
Examples of snacks are pota-
to chips. drinks, cookies, sand-
wiches, popcorn, corn dogs, hot
r dogs, pizza, or whatever the
church feels would be appropri-
ate.
Churches which plan to par-
ticipate should contact director
Minnie Likely at 229-8155, or
assistant director Gloria Gant at
227-7441 by July 16.

Latter-Day Saints
Sponsoring Family
Preparedness Fair
The public is invited to attend
a "Family Preparedness Fair" on
Saturday, August, 7, from 2:00
p.m. until 4:00 p.m. ET.
Some of the topics to be dis-
cussed are: teen pregnancy, water
purification, food storage, pets
and animals, food dehydration,
domestic violence, financial man-
agement, emergency first aid, :
home canning, quilting, funerals,
emergency cooking, seed collec-
tion arind preservation, and emer-
gency shelter.
The fair is sponsored by The
SChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints and will be held at the
Mexico Beach branch located on
15th Street and Robin Lane in
Mexico Beach.


FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from July 18th through
24th on CR-274 near Chipola
River, SR-71 near CR-382, and
SR-71 near SR-22.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
I concentrate their'efforts on vehi-
cles"rbeing operated with defects '-
sudch'as bad. brakes, worn tires,
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who Would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
qc The patrol has found these
Checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all;
motorists.


SUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

Liberty Bible Church
Welcomes Ton To Its Services

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


Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912


A PL, ofl Victoy .

i. isf ~ Cl of +ke NazaveJe
2420 Long A%'e-ie Port S, J3oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ..................... .1 :a.m. Ci, e ,i,,to tle Lord t\le glory
Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11.a.m. JL e HI-s name, worslip tlhe
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6.p.m. Lord in tile b[eaiY of oIwlness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7:.p.m. Psahlm 29-2

T\\ Te' friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach,* Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHiEDULE OF. SERVICES
.... Worship Sunrays'at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
klv O -Bible Study -'"Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
s Wednesday Adtul Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please. ote, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Bedchl* Coiner of 15th & California 648-5776
EVRYN WELCOME!


CHURCH OF CHRIST
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6 p.m. Wednesday


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Call 229.8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


The Supreme Bargain
In Revelation 22:17 we find,'
"And let him who is thirsty come,
4 let him who desires take the.
water of life without price." It is
human nature to want to get a'
bargain. The water of life is avail-
able to all without price. Christ
offers to all the living water.
Many people seem reluctant
Oliver F. Taylor to take this offer. There are many
Visitation Minister,First skeptics in the world today.
United Methodist Church Christ's offer seems too good to
be true.
However, .it is one of God's great truths. God sent his
Son into the world that all may have eternal life by the
acceptance of Jesus. No other offer is as important to
mankind. As Christians it becomes our duty to proclaim
this to others. God offers salvation to all through a com-:'
mitment to Christ. Share this message.


Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71.
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ...... .. .... :. 9 a.m. CDT .
WVorship Service ... ... ... . . . 10 a.m.CDT C'
Wednesday Bible Stud . . ....... 7 p.m. CDT


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


t to FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

,'bs. H..R .. 1 Sixteenth Streel
508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
T_
Adult School ......... I11 a.m.
*Sunday School -h :
*Young Children "
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid CAvaeon Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Y fTirst -Baptist Church
J 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Cqswell
] ^^ Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School . . . . 9:45 am
I I Worship Service .......... ... 11:00 am
Disciple Training .... . . : .. :00 pm
Evening Worship ..... . . . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )

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

'FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


801 20th Street
oo


Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor


A r Sunday School . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.;
Evening Service . . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00, p.m.

Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
.. . . . ... '


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Constitution and Monument
.ort St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


(850) 227-1724'
Rev. Jesse Evans Robe
PASTOR C


:rt E. Dow
Choir Direi


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ....... . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .......... .7:30 p.m.i
Wednesday Choir Practice .7. 7:30 pm.:.
wns, Jr. Diana Sealey
actor Youth & Children's Director.)


race Baptist Chu
6-f BUT TOS5E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW ThEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WING LIKE EAQLE5 15AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at lO a.m. And 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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


Help for Parents on the Perilous Internet Super Highway

FCC Tells of New Kid-Friendly Communications Information Internet Web Site That's Now Available


By: The Federal Communications
Commission
The FCC has launched an
Internet website that can guide
parents along some tricky and
perilous spots on the information
super highway.
The easy-to-use new site pro-
vides parents information on
ways their children can reap the


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PEST CONTROL


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*Honest, Dependable
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benefits of four of today's most
popular communication technolo-
gies-broadcast and cable televi-
sion, the telephone and the Inter-
net-while protecting them from
harmful or inappropriate materi-
al.
The site gives parents easy-
to-understand information about
communications and to provide
guides to obtaining a "chaperon"
for their children as they explore
the vast landscape of the Internet.
The site is http://www.fcc.gov/
parentsinformation/.
Noting that some parents,
while excited about the opportu-
nities that the Internet offers, are
often overwhelmed by a medium
that seems too vast and too com-
plicated to understand, FCC
Chairman William E. Kennard
announced the inauguration of a
"Parents, Kids, and Communica-
tions Page" on the FCC website.
The website has information
on how to block 1-900 calls and
other information services and on
how to, get a cable "lock-box" to
lock ,out the channels that you
don't want your child to see.
Although, the FCC does not
have jurisdiction over the content
of Internet pages nor over the
content of e-mail sent over the
Internet, the site provides a start-
ing point for parents investigating


You're in good hands.

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Wewahitchka


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software programs that provide
filtering capabilities.
The site also includes a sec-'
thon explaining the TV ratings sys-
tem and the V-chip. With the V-
chip, parents can use the new TV
rating system that is inr place to


filter out what they don't want
their kids to watch, and then pro-
gram the chip to block them.
Chairman Kennard noted that,
"Helping parents use technology
in the home is only one part of
using it responsibly."


Cat fish In Area


Rivers and Creeks


Freshwater anglers tend to
concentrate on largemouth bass
and bream during the summer
months, but our' rivers 'arid
creeks, and in some cases lakes ,
offer great catfishing.
Species like catfish, bull-
heads and flatheads, which are
common in many rivers and lakes
of the Panhandle, are easy to
catch and good to eat.
Catfish are almost always
caught on the bottom, 'using a
variety of baits, although they will
occasionally strike an artifleial.
Channel catfish can be caught on
naturally: occurriflg baits such as,
catalpa worms,. wigglers (night-
crawlers to those .north of the
Mason-Dixon line); and .a, wide
variety of commercially available
"stink" baits. .
For catching::small channel
cats of two pounds or less, the
keys' are to fish in a section of a,
creek or river with just enough'
lead to hold your tackle on the
bottom and a small hook, either
number seven or eight 'single-"
shank or treble ,hooks with the
bait of choice.
In addition tbochannel catfish,
there are' several' species of bull-
heads, often called "pollywvogs" or
"buttercat" by locals, in the creeks
and rivers of Northwest Florida
according to fisheries biologists of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC).
They're a good-eating fish as well,
although" they rarely get larger
than two pounds.' Bullheads are
usually an incidental catch by,
those after channel cat or bream
fisherman after bluegill or shell-
cracker. ; .
On the hand, flathead catfish
are now common in at least five
local water bodies including; the
Escambia, Chipola, Apalachicola
and Ochlockonee rivers and Lake
Seminole. Thel'live-flh eating
species'moved"inte>4hese systems-.
over- the last .two ,, decades -and *
apparently are here to stay.
"As live-fish eaters the 'best
way for recreational 'anglers to
fish for them is with four-to-six-.
inch live bream on stout tackle
during the day and at night," said


Dan Bobbins, a fisheries biologist
who works out of the FWC's
Quincy office.
At least two flatheads over 50
pound's have been verified from
the Escambia River near
Pensacola, but both fish were
caught on bush. hooks or limb-
lines, and were not eligible for
state record fish status. Instead,
the current record flathead was'
caught May 23, 1997 from the
Apalachicola River by angler
Jason L. Brown and weighed 43.5
pounds.
Flatheads are native to the
Mississippi River .system and
many streams of the mid-West
and western United States and
are a sought-after food fish.


Web Addresses
Provide Valuable
Information
Military retirees who need
information on benefits and refer-
ral agencies will be able to locate
it more easily now on the World
Wide Web. Retiree. information is
located at http://www.tyndall.af.
mil/retireenews/.
The Air Force's Year 2000
Office also wants you to visit its
public internet site for the latest
information on Air Force Y2K
efforts., The site provides informa-
tion on the progress of the Air
Force's efforts to get ready for
Year 2000 rollover events. The
web site is located at http://pub-
lic.afca.scott.af.mil/afvek/.


"We also have to look at how
the Internet is being used away
from the home in our nation's
schools and libraries," he added.
Cable television system oper-
ators generally make their own
selection of channels and pro-
grams to be distributed to sub-
scribers in response to consumer
demands.
Cable. subscribers may
request a "lock box" from cable
operators to prevent' viewing of
any channel on which objectional
programming may appear. Cable


operators are required to make
lockboxes available for sale or
lease to customers who request
them. Lockboxes can also be pur-
chased from other commercial
distributors.
(Contact the FCC by e-mail at
fccinfo@fcc.gov,view the FOC web
site at http://wwwfcc.gov, con-
tact them toll-free at 1-888-CALL-
FCC or TTY 1-888-TELL-FCC or
write to them at 445 12th Street
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.)
Thisis an unofficial announcement. Only
release of the full text of a commission order
constitutes official action.) ,


)LA GREAT COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT-

AT MEXICO BEACH: Four bedroom home for sale with
attached office and warehouse-zoned general
commercial, In a great locatiori Only $137,500,,.

Call:lllly Childs at (850) 648-4649 or Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach at (850) 648-5777,


Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
CAPE SAN BLAS
NEW Listing, Barrier Dunes 53, 2BR/1 5BA 1st Tier, close to popl. $129,000.
NEW Listing, Pelican View, Gulf Front house for those with discriminating taste!
wth excellent ;evws and FED. FLOOD INS. AVAIL.I 4BR4loff/2.5BA. $484,900.
NEW Listing, Gulf Front Lot, Surfside Est Lol, Ap 145'x250',M/L $435,000.
NEW Listing, 1st Tier Condo, wiih great,views, 3BR/2BA $120,000.
NEW Listing, Surfside Est. Lot, BIk 2, Lot 17. Ap 78'xl03' MOL. ,$47,500
Secluded Dunes Lot 1, Gulf Front, approx. 105'x400' avg. 'depth MOL. $450,66000.
NEW Barrier Dunes Units with a Gulf View, $118,440-$169,900.
New Subd. Clifton Place, Gulf Front lots $179,900, I i T ei All Three 1st Tier
Lots Under Contractl
INDIAN PASS
Nature Lovers, 3BR/3BA. FED. FLOODINS. AVAIL. Great views $295,000
SALES ASSOCIATES MANAGER
Margare Flelcher margaretf@fla-beach.com V' Davis
Jelff Flelcher jeffreyf@flacbeach corn Cape San BIas'/ r-
V.cior Ramos .clorr@fla'beach com St., Joe Beach |
Kim Harrison k,mh@'la.beach corn MLS.

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IMe lba Find Yo ur B yer!


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 .,ew beaury. urum-key brick home
wlobulous layo our. Spacious master suite,
large manicured lol, ho ftub on enclosed
porch w/view of St. Joe Country Club's
hole #17. Top of the line trim/hardware
and all maler;als $189.900

6645 Searcy St. (White City)
Big lot and nice home for less in White
City, a short 10 m.n 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 pool 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.


'154 Avenue B
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
S 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.


904 Woodward Ave.
Well maintained 2 bd/1 bath bunga-
low w/some new windows, freshly
'painted, roof less than 10 years old,
rewired 3 years ago, fenced. $34,500.


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
this a good investment. $59,900.


: ; 1102 Garrison Ave.
SPACIOUS UVING. 4 bd/3 ba w/lg. re-
modeled kitchen w/ceramic tile floor/back-
.splash, new countertop, large master suite,
separate family & liv. rm. plus an office. Tile
foyer, workshop, 1/3 of attic floored,
on 1 1/2 lots at, only $134,500.

212 12th Street
Great looking bungalow on 2 lots
w/large workshop. Totally remodeled.
Hickory cabinets in kitchen, oak floors,
carpet, all new bath features. Just move
Si6! $79,900.


207 16th Street,
Over 1000sf of comfortable living with
3bd/1 bath, separate family room,
screened porch arid 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 youl 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. $67,500.


1916 Forest Park Ave.
A "palace" in Port St. joel Over 3000 sf
of living .space. Deluxe features. 2-story
foyer, designer floor plan. Heated pool
w/whirlpool jets. Family room open to
gourmet kitchen. Move in! $189,900.


PROPERTY IN WEWAHITCHKA
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.
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.


HANNON REALTY, INC.

"GULF COUNTY'S MOST TRUSTED NAME IN REAL ESTATE"

501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1450


Investment Properties

CAPE SAN BLAS INDIAN PASS
MEXICO BEACH
ST. JOE BEACH PORT ST. JOE


.., GULF FRONT LOT! Indian
Pass Road Beautiful Ig
(approx. 2 acres) lot
filled with palm trees
and vegelabon 100
on the Gulf and




approximately 850
'deep. Nice dunes and
great beach Priced at
:$280,000 .. .

SUNSET BAY Lovely
3BR/2BA home w/excel-
Slet view of St. Joe Bay.
Home is in great condition
S and is approx. 2 years old.
Has Ig. screened porch fac-
ing bay. Located approx. 1
1/4 mile north of Cape
San Blas Rd. Priced at
$165,000.
SN GULF FRONT. Beautiful,
Sspac'ous 3BR '2 5BA'
1gul fromn bo

t te Gult and tte
= % b to the C


and pleant, of room A'.1o : tiful vie- of St Joseph Bay.
S has double enclosed _.
garage Pric ed at ".
$399,000. .


Tom Todd Realty Inc.
2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
SFax (850) 227-3221 REALTO,
,,s.t our ebsite at: www.capesanblas.com/tomtodd Call us for other great listings or to sell
or e-mail us at TTRl@digitalexp.com
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker your home!










PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999


The Best Choice is to Fantasy Properties, Inc.


Leave Wildlife in the Wild .
It's that time of year when the Conservation, said it's certainly out of reach, back off and let the
offspring of wildlife are seemingly okay to do such things as move parent birds feed and take care of


everywhere. From baby birds in
the back yard, to young squirrels
trying to get up a tree, to fawn
deer lying immobile in the woods,
the answer for humans always
the same-leave them alone.
Dr. George Wallace, a wildlife
biologist in the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's Bureau of Wildlife Diversity


2 trailers for sale. One is 2 bedroom, 1
1/2 bath Other is 3 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath w/Florida room, ,carport, utility,
house and 14x14 deck. Must move.
647-8056. ;!. 2tc 7/15
1998 Redman mobile home (Zone 3)
60x24, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, asking pay-
off. Please call,639-9340 or 639-5093.
S, 2tc 7/8

Mobile home sale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, 14' wide, small down
payment. great terms. HURRYI 784-
2087. tfc 6/24
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, 2049
Trout St., rented lot ($70/Wth.) $4,500.
850-697-3751 or 3310. 4tc 7/1

2000's are on the way. Still have: a few
'99's left, DCA modular, Zone II and
Zone III. Payments starting as low as
$169 a month. Call 1-800-239-4671.
2tc 7/15

Special government assisted land home
programs. Over 15 models to choose
from. Calt 1-800-239-4671.
2tc 7/15

New '99 Zone III 16'x80', $27,995. Call
1-800-239-4671. 2tc 7/15
It's For Sale! Cedar & rock modular
28'x52', to make room for the 2000
model, $49,995. Can be seen at Sil's
Mobile Homes, 1023 N. Tyndall Pkwy,
Panama City. 1-800-239-4671.
2tc 7/15
Divorce forces sale of my 3BR/2BA.
Take over payments of S319/mth. Call
872-2606. ltc 7/15
HUD Program. Call .for immediate
approval 872-2606. ltc 7/15
3BR/2BA for only $55 a week. Call 872-
2606. Itc 7/15
4BR/2BA for only S69 a week, 872-
2606M.Ls is to buy. not to rent.
It- 7/15

4BR/2BA on 1 acre of land; only $459 a
month. Call 872-2606. Itc 7/15
7 years left on my 4Bed/2Bath. Small
assumption and take over 8289/mth.
Call 872-2606. I to 7/15
Ex-credit manager can get you
financed, 872-2606. Itc 7/15
Inherited home not needed. Call 872-
2606. ,1tc 7/15
Single parent program, for employed
single parents. Call 785-2906. Itc 7/15
Own a 4 bedroom mobile home for only
$75 a week. Call 785-5138. -lItc 7/15
4 bedroom mobile home for only 8400 a
month with a 10 year warranty. Call:
785-4971. tc 7/15


an adult or young turtle across a
busy highway, but the less
involvement with wildlife the bet-
ter.
For young birds which will
leap from their nest at a certain
stage of development, Wallace
said, "If a nest is near ground
level, it's okay to put the young
bird back in the nest. If the nest is


Divorce forces sale of my 3BR/2BA.
Take over payments of $319/mth. Call
872-2606. Itc 7/15
HUD Program. Call for immediate
approval 872-2606. Itc 7/15
3BR/2BA for only $55 a week. Call 872-
2606. tc7/15'
4BR/2BA for only $69 a week, 872-
2606. This is to buy, not to rent.
Itc 7/15

4BR/2BA on 1 acre of land, only $459 a
month. Call 872-2606. Itc 7/15
7 years left on my 4Bed/2Bath. Small
assumption and take over $289/mth.
Call 872-2606. ltc 7/15
Ex-credit manager can get you
financed, 872-2606. Itc 7/15
Inherited home not needed. Call 872-
2606. Itc 7/15
Single parent program, for employed
single parents. Call 785-2906. Itc 7/15
Own a 4 bedroom mobile home for only
875 a week. Call 785-5138. Ito 7/15
4 bedroom mobile home for only $400 a
month with a 10 year warranty. Call
785-4971. Itc 7/15
New government money for mobile
homes. Get approved over the phone.
Call 785-4971. Itc 7/15
Hunter's special, doublewide on 1 acre
of land for, $450 a month. Call 785-
8509. Itc 7/15
Specials on wind zone III mobile homes.
Call now before they are gone. 785-
5138. Itc 7/15
'95 14'x70' in excellent condition. Must
sell. Call 785-4971. Itc 7/15
Trade in your old home on a new dou-
ble or singlewde. Call 785-8509.

Great, for starters 2BR/2BA in your
area. Call 747-3794. 1 tc 7/15
First time buyer. Call to qualify 785-
8509. ltc 7/15
We need trades.. Top dollar for your
used home. Call 785-3268. Itc 7/15
Why rent when you can own? Get into a,
new mobile home by calling 785-4971.
Itc 7/15

Single parents there is hope. Call 785-
3509 to qualify for a home. I tc 7/15
Credit builders program. Call to qualify
for a new/used mobile home, 785-9699..
Itc 7/15

Job transfer. must sell doulewlde, nice'
3BR/2BA. Small fee and take over pay-
ments. CAll 785-4 169. I tc 7/15


PROCESS & PROJECT ENGINEERS

Farmland Hydro; L.P., a Major Producer of Phosphate
Fertilizer products has openings in our engineering group in
Florida. The positions require a B.S.C.H.E. and 5 or more
years experience in the chemical industry. Farmland Hydro,
L.P. offers an excellent salary and benefits package. For
consideration please forward your resume and salary
requirements to:
John McGarrity
FARMLAND HYDRO, L.P.
P. O. Box 960
Bartow, FL 33831
E.O.E.



INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL TECHNICIAN

Farmland Hydro, L.P., a leading manufacturer of phosphate fertiliz-
ers is currently seeking qualified candidates in Instrumentation &,
Controls. We require demonstrated performance and ability to
maintain, troubleshoot and calibrate electronic and pneumatic
process control instrumentation. Additionally must be, able to inter-
pret blueprint and schematic drawings.

Our work environment requires a highly flexible individual that can
work in a progressive atmosphere, is willing to be a contributory
team member and can work overtime and callouts. We will train
extensively in the operations area to compliment your current skills
and provide a competitive wage with a comprehensive benefits
package.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send a detailed
work history in confidence to FAX: 941-533-9031 or mail to:


Human Resources Manager
FARMLAND HYDRO, LP.
P. 0. Box 960
Bartow, FL 33831


2tc 7/15


it."
He said the old wives tale that
"if you touch a baby bird the par :
ents won't have anything to do.
with it" is a myth and nothing
more. He said it is also recom-
mended that domestic cats be
kept away from areas with young '
birds.
For young mammals like
baby raccoons or fawn, deer,
Wallace said unless a person,
knows the parent animal was
killed, it's always best to back
away from the area and let the
young be cared for by their par-':
ents. '
Due to the difficulties in car-
ing for deer as they age. he said
wildlife officers routinely remove
fawn deer from the public and,
transfer them to licensed wildlife
rehabilitation caretakers.
The' best: solution though,
according to Wallace, is to. let
nature take care of itself.


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It 14 7?4 STcAm


Homes and lots are selling at record pace.

'Demand is exceeding supply. Qualified

buyers are looking for property to purchase from

the beaches to the cape.

If you are interested in selling

your home or lot, the time is right.

Call one of our offices!!


1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
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850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
Sales 850.648.2020


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1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221.CR C-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. J
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.4
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BEACHFRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr. Gulf Pines BEACH FRONT New Listing 80
Subdivision. One of the finest gulf front homes in Joe Beach. 4 bedroom, 3 bath single f
the area gorgeous 5 bedroom,' 2 bath home with home. Nearly new at 4 years, n
many amenities, including electric storm shutters, w/decorator touches. Approx. 2,400
irrigation system, custom counter, tops, 12' ceilings,. space. Separate air conditioning fo
glass block in master bath, extensive-decking, board- levels. Partially furnished. $550,000.,
walk to the beach, fireplace and elevator. The nicely
landscaped home has a wrap around:porch,.sundeck g
with sunbrella, and a screened porch Comes with
- icemaker -refrigerator,-stove;.-rd jasher,--satellite'.'
dish-and, window treatments. Loc .d on almost.1- A 'M' ,
acre. $489,900. .






108 S. 29th St.: Mexico Beach. i1
KINDI Single farmdly exec l
levels Ground is 2 car parks
storage Nex s l oeb d er rac
BR and ,lo i ni'ceni great room hi
ersen gIa& doors across
onio a large screened porch's
NEW LIST D side Townhouse. ,112- oi house Next level and 2BR and fu
C.nthe canal, bcat slip, excel- and g es up to a functional %Vidow's l
a ion 2 bedrooms/? 1/2 baths, struction -pickled pine walls, white oak fl
h in. g bedro oms / bhs amenities. Must see! Partially furnished. T
a./, parking for two vehicles, open front home does not become available very
deck below, closed deck upstairs off master 2 lots. has t10l' ol beach Inr -ni $c, se50,000. Fo
bedroom. All electric, washer/dryer hook up. lion ask tor Ellen Allemore. o48.5146.
Unfurnished. $195,000.
$ 1 ., : '3114 Hwy. 98- Mexico Beach. Business
charming 1950's style soda shop opera
BEACHSIDE building centrally located with heavy tra
.. frozen yogurt and soft ice cream and off
Mexico Beach Beachside 101A Miramar Dr. Very nicely and souvenirs. Main equipment include
furnished 2 bedroom 1 bath lownhome. Just steps to the 754. double batch freezers, 1 Taylormate
canal, and short i.alk to the beach Water view tHium dcck gle batch freezer, new Fla 'vrber.D ,yru
off master bedroom ( in great room. kitchen additional flavors, Ig. topping bar, r
and bath. New carpe it Ad stairs, cen. h a, all freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine
appliances Palio off great room, priiac'y fence around info. $53;500.
back & side yard Storage otff patio $105.900
Mexico Beach Location Location!!! 106 D 34th St.. OVERSTREET
beachside of Hwy' 98 3BR 2BA, livig and dining room, 1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., s
kitchen. laundry nd screened porch, gleat %iet '! Reduced home on cleared approx. 1/2 acrE lot, pa
to 5145,900, so hurry and call Marlene at 648 5146. ities, well, septic, satellite dish Periet.
ACROSS H IG H WAY FRQM BEACH living, yet within 10 minutes to two toy
Ill-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Gulf iew 45 steps $18,000 DRASTIC!
across from dedicated beach Gulf view from glassed-in WEWAHITCHKA
dining area. Great arrangement with master bdrm., 1 ba., 310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd
kitchen, dining,.living area upstairs 1 Bdrm. 1 'ba. down- Great lakefront retreat just minutes fro
stairs, garage with auto door opener Reduced to $115,900. new manufactured home 3 bedrooms/2
ST. JOE BEACH living/dining combo. Over 1400 sq. ft. s
ON THE MARKET AGAINI Pelican, Walk Subd., 8206 facturers' warranty, finished with top of
Pelican Walk Lane. Very nice 2 bedroom, 1 ba. unit in and appliances all set on a nicely land
triple !o ds a lt RaC/ Tdish- waterfrontlot on Lake Como. Beautiful
washlWeQM!e dodd.a$,r. insulated 10'x20' detached workshop,
boat sheds combined with a private b(
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable approx. total recreation package. Fish or swim o
2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots Bath on each of 3 lev- dock, relax in your spa tub in the Florida
els. Stairs on side and out tor safety Lots of decks. 3 BR your private lake. All beautifully maint
and 2 baths on 2 main living levels.; Lots of room on condition you must see to appreciate. $9
ground floor for game room, office, bedrooms, or could be
used as large apartment. Ground floor used to be antique LOTS
shop, office and storage, ch/., stove. Lots of possibilities.
Must see. $165,000. '. C' APE SAN BLAS/INDIAN P
GULF AIRE-' CAPE SAN BLAS / Bayfront-101 ft. of b
705 Gulfaire Dr. Very nice 3Br 2 Ba single level home in 30, overi ~i90 ~
like new cond. 2100+ SF open floor plan, 1g. Fla. rm., mas- oppovrtun c deWa r l
ter BR suite and split Br plan. Nicely landscaped 75'x120' get view, andwater access to the bay,
lot, privacy fenced back yard & Ig arbor patio indoor/out- Gr ite as
door living. 2 car gage and loads of storage 173,292.68 0Gulf Si'Wd ITo
PORT ST. JOE, BEACON HILL
816 Marvin Ave. Lovely 4 BD/2.5 BAon a g. 150/175 lot. Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This
3 level home. Remodeled kitchen With new flooring and an exclusive sub. covered by covenants
new cabinets. Entry has ceramic file flooring. Den with just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner fi
fireplace overlooks 16x40 inground swimming pool. Office available. $35,000
off den. Deck off master bedroom. Cen. h/a, double car
garage. A must see. $4899090 Reduced to $124,900. ST. JOE BEACH
1803 Garrison Ave. Very nice, 3 bedroom, 2 ba. single lev- Developers Commercial, Residential!
el home with new paint and carpet, clean and ready for by 440' on Court St. Also, second parce
move in. Master bedroom and bath has separate access to Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Reside
screened porch. Large lot has great potential, needs some zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $
work and exterior clean up. A tremendous opportunity at St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x
$69,000. lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000. ,
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP. GULFAIRE SUBDIVISI(
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal 4 Homes Only Subdivision swim
lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline' pumps, boat docks, and tennis courts
3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000. Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, trianl
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots, pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $2
gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good investment
potential. $550,000.


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2221 CR C-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470


REALO AILS.


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58.7470


27 Hwy. 98, St.
family executive
ewly carpeted,
sq. ft. of living
r each of three
Call Marlene.


LIprox. 2800 SF, 3
ng ,'entries and
m kitchen, master
tving dining, fire-
Sthi- main living
which runs the full
ill ba. silting area,
lk. E\ceilent con.
oors. Many, many
This type of beach
oflen' Situated on
or luither info.rma

only. Established,
ting irom leased
affic. Shop serves
fers a line of gifts
s 2 Taylor model
e model 152 sin-
p dispenser for 8
efrigeration and
ne. Call for more


split plan mobile,
ved road. all util-
for your country
ins. REDUCED -

k
d. Wewahitchka.
m the Gulf. Like
ba. Florida room
still under manu-
the line materials
Escaped 1/2 acre
lly finished fully
plus garden and
)at dock provide
ff your own boat
room, or troll on
gained in move-in
94,900.


'ASS
ay frontage over-
Pig Bayou to C
r nendous
It eome sites;
only $105,000.
Jon cleared,


is a cleared lot in
and restrictions,
nancing may be


180' on U. S. 98
e1 adjoins 370' on
ntial/commercial
$600,000.
x344 ft. Very nice

3N
ming pool

gular shape, near
27,900.


In C1 John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
'InL'c 647-3633
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker.
-647-8939
dci I Tom Graney 647-3736
1REAL .'oI Marlene Harris 647-5316
IVT h : Joan Smithwlck 6474150,i














8245 Gulfaire Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. 2 bed-.
room, 2 1,/2 ba., completely furnished townhouse;:.
Has 2 decks with panoramic \ iew of Gulf. Ver\ nice-
Iv furnished, also has a fireplace Great rental.
il'5,000.00.


SEAFOOD D W AND LOUNGE.
Located w with six boat slips. Price 1:,
in.cl ness, two canal front lots, the .
b d ,if' furnishings, and inventory. Call for '
det'is. $550,000. (FC001)






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102 N, 36th Street. h. $165,000. COM-.,
MERCIAL, RESID m TAIL. Zoned general':
commercial. 3 bedrm, 2 bath home. Lots of possi-
bilities, very nice single family home or excellent
location for business. Call for more information. Lot
size 75'x0l0'.










8255 Gulfair. n se. BEACHFRONT. Has 2
decks with aimic view of Gulf. $185,00:.00.
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Bias
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on the gulf approx.
295 ft. deep, total .67 acres. Everything is right on this
one, World Class Beach, dramatic high dunes, remote
site, controlled access, your neighbor is the state park,,
limited to no erosion and possible to permit for two resi-
dences. Well priced at $410,000. Call Tom.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr. LOTS 6, 7, & 8. Block A. $26,000 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 1 '
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 arid 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





190 Acura Integra, 2 dr, hatchback,
sunroof, am/fm radio, cassette player,
air cond. Call 229-1084. $4,300. .ltp
1989 Cherokee Jeep; 4x4, for sale,
$2,600. Call 647-5393. ltc 7/15
1981 CJ5 Jeep, bikini and soft top,
$1,900. 827-2906. 2tc 7/18
Emeron blue VW: dune buggy, street
legal, has 2 tops, excellent cond.,
$1,800. 639-5897. 2tc 7/8
1984, Dodge Caravan, needs head work,
" $200. 229-6435. 3tp 7/1
1993 blue 4-dr. Chev. Corsica, power
windows, power doors, air cond.& radio.
Good. cond., asking' $4,100. Contact
229-6770, call after 6:00 or leave mes-
sage. 32tc 7/1
95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8,,,4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after 8 p.m. tfe 7/1





1i4' bass boat with 1993 85 hp Yamaha,
tAolling motor, extras. S4.500. 827-
i906. 2tc-7/15
1996 SeaDoo XO. very well kept. very
fhst. For more information call 647-
5086 or 227-1155. Itc 7/15
18'5" vee hull work boat, center steer-
4ig, '11'x6' 'flat deck. 1982 115 hp
Johnson, needs work, tilt and trim
works, Shoreline trailer, 9 gal. fuel tank.
Danlorth anchor, 2 propellers. $850
obo. 647-9868., 4tp 7/1
KAYAKS for sale! Great fun! At the Port
Theatre, downtown Port St. Joe. Open
Tues. -Sat. 229-9282. 6tc 6/24




One bedroom, I bath apartment, fur-
nished. S395 month, beginning August
I. Call 647-5476. tfIc 7/15
Roommate independent only. Lg. fur-
nished bedroom, private bath. walk-in
closet, laundry/kitchen privileges and
utilities. $375 a month. Send resume
ind references to: Roommate, P. 0. Box
904, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 7/1.5
Say uf w Saw I t e 74/e Stae !

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
tic 7/3

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


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


MINI STORAGE"
Of c. 509 4th St.
SPort St. Joe, FL

229-6200


Available Soon! One
*, Bedroom Handicap
Apartment- Subsidy
: Available
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
SVenus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
r 32456 (850) 227-7451
'". Central heat and air
-. Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
SVOICE/TTY ACCESS J
S (352) 472-3952

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


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Large one bedroom apartment at 1508
Long Ave. Unfurnished, no pets, deposit
required. Available Aug. 1, 1999. Call
229-6825. 2tp 7/15;
2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit 3-C,. at
Cape Villas. Unfurnished, $625 per
month. One year lease. Call Rosasco
Realty, 227-1774. 2tc 7/15
3 bedroom doublewide trailer, 2 blocks
from beach. Call 647-3220. 3tc 7/15
One bedroom furnished apartment. Call
229-2727. tfc 7/15
2/2 furnished home on Cape San Blas.
Boardwalk to the beach, covered deck,
split floor plan. Monthly rental avail-
able. Please call Prudential Resort
Realty, 227-2000. ltc 7/15
Apartment for Rent: 606 Woodward
Ave., Apt. B, 2 bdrm w/appliances, new
paint, new carpet, $200 deposit, $400/
month. 227-7415, ask for David or
-Debra. 2tc 7/8
Indian Lagoon view, new 4BR/2ba,
cypress home on 5 acres, private pond
with lacuzzi room. Entertain, fish,
beach or lust relax. Located 1 mile east
of Indian Pass RawBar on Hwy. C-30,
$750 a month. Call 859-927-2515.
4tp 7/1

Nice unfurnished 14x52' 2 bd., 1 ba.
with cen.: h/a, located in Parker with
water view. Excellent for person or per-
sons who work in Panama City. Water,
sewer and garbage furnished. $375
month. $225 damage deposit. 648-5905'
after 6 p.m.
3tc 7/1.
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, lg.,
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
Court St.. St. Joe Beach. 8600,
first/last. available July Ist. 612-416-
3711. Uc 6/24


ATTENTION RENTERS





Due to the large number of
Sapplicanr'ts prresenfl.,' on our ', it-
ing list for federal rental aosis-
tance for Gulf Courity, the.
Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority is suspending
the acceptance of applications
for the Section 8 Rental
Assistance Progrom effective July
23, 1999 Funded b' the U. S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD). pur-
suant to 24CFR 882.209(8). .

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 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,
Floridai- 850-227-7413.
tfc 7/1


Now Renting Spacious
1 bedroom apartment
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
Central heat and air
S Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry .facilities
S ,Mini Blinds
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access I
(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
S* On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access '.
(352) 472-3952 L=l
tfc77T1


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/TIY Access
(352) 472-3952 tfc
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For Rent on Reid Ave. Shop with office,
all utilities paid. 229-2727. tfc 7/8,
Long term lease: 4 bedroom waterfront
Overstreet area. Deposit & references
required. $750 a month. Call 334-677-t
6086. If not in, leave message. tfc 7/1
Small retail/office space for rent on
Third St. 229-2727. tfc 7/1
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 7/11
Mobile home for rent, 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,
brand' new doublewide, unfurnished, 1g.
lot. Nice neighborhood. $550 per
month. 648-5476. ,tfc 7/15
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 7/1
Apartments and Homes 'for Rent: One to.
3 bedroom apartments, duplexes. and
homes for .rent in, Mexico Beach,
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information, tfc 7/1

Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 64,7-
,,L 5 O '* L : .' tf 7/1


For .Rent: quaint building,., clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings,- receptions. dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25


Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Port St Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more informaUon. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 7/1
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refng.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 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


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
his area s mcil experienced refi.,,shers
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* Residential ,.Custom Wood
* Commercial industrial
A R Fence
S Feenaing and, concrete WIkv
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

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Line ads. $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2 00 for each additional week, plus 5<:
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
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Best prices in town!
1-800-628-8733
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

BOB'S PAINT R
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
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Call or See BOB HEACOCK
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PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

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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 1 ER0007623


SOffice: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976


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


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coinl, and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6503. utc 7/1

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


C. J.'s Lawn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
,. .. -TRIMMING .. .
L will, wo7k for you.
Licensed and Insured **Serving'
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC .o003"36
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"where Quality Is Higher Than Price-
229--8631



Steve Brant's


ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED.
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
S, tfc6/3


S Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
N Insured- License #RR0067190 (


K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-"5474 UCENSEER001o0992, RA1154218)


Tim CABINET SHOPPE

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

PUMP REPAIR '& SALES LICENSED & INSURED

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


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supp 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 St2 Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


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Country Yard Sale Againl Still spring
cleaning. Computer w/c.d.'s, great
cond., drapes, dishes, glassware, flat-
ware set, twin size daybed 'w/trundle,
perfect cond. Lg. men clothes 1X-4X,
western jackets 48-52,. Western boots
size 11-12, girls clothes 4-6, women's
clothes Ig. to 3X, flower arrangements.
Everything must go, reasonable prices,
must see to appreciate. Call 639-3673,
turn left from PSJ on Myers Rd.,
Wewahitchka, follow signs to 6954
Ganley Rd. Everyone welcome!
Yard Sale: Disassembled aluminum
green house section with curved glass, a
few, plants, large pieces of -,driftwood.
Saturday, 8:00 12:00, 515 9th 'St.,
PSJ. ' 'tp
Yard Sale: 3 families. June 16 & 17. 609
Madison St., Oak Grove, ,. tp
Garage Sale: 2 families. Lots of miscel-
laneous, Saturday, 418 Arizona St.,
Mexico Beach., 7:00 till. Itc 7/15
Yard Sale: Sat., July 17, 8-12 a.m. Girls'
'clothes. size 8- 10: other clothes. and
lots of misc. 9318 Argonaut Lane.
Beacon Hill. Itp'
:Yard Sale: Saturday. 9 till. New carpet,
remnants, furniture, building materials
and lots more. 1100 N. 15th St., Mexico'
Beach.
Yard Sale: the teen department of the'
Church of God will be having a yard
sale this Sat., July 17. beginning at'
8:00. in the church fellowship hall,'
located on Pompano St. (next to Dixie.
Dandy) in Highland View. Proceeds will
go toward teen ministries and activities,,
.Anyone having items, they wish toq
donate Mary Lou Cumble at 227-1388. 1
:Multi-Family Yard Sale: 275 Redflsh St.,
.,H.V. 8:00 a.m. until, Saturday. July,
.l'7th. Lots of bargains! Toys, clothes.,
phones, radios, vacuum cleaner.
children's s bedding set & accessories.
ltp 7/13
Let us sell it for you! Consignments wel-
come at Wade Clark Auctions. 314 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe. Come by or call 229-
9282. Open Tuesday Sat. AB1239.
AU1737. 4tc 6/24
'-Moxvng Sale: Dining room' set w/6
!chairs. 2 water beds. 1 king. 1 queen,
Sleep sofa, love seat. lamps. Make offer.
-'229-7052. 3tp 7/1


Gulf -Coast Community College
Coordinator for Gulf/Franklin Center
to supervise daily functions/activities of
the Gulf/Franklin Center. Work with
students from initial intake to place-
ment in classes by providing appropri-
ate advice or referral. Assist coordinator
with administrative and educational
management of the Center to Include:
corrmpleton of application: financial aid,
referral; administer tests: support for
faculty; maintain records; and routine
office matters. Master's degree required
with experience in college' administra-
tion preferred. Minimum educational
requirements may be deferred with a
combination of training, education, and
experience. Deadline to apply is July
21, 1999. Applications may be picked
up 'at: Human Resources. Admin.
Annex Room 104/ GCCC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Minorities
and females strongly encouraged to
apply. "' ltc 7/15
Handicapped couple needs help in
home with cooking and cleaning. If
interested call 227-1791.
The new' Early Head Start in
Apalachicola',is seeking qualified
Family :Advocates (one full-time/one
part-time) to work- in a social work
capacity for families with children, ages
0-3. BSW and experience in working,
with families of diverse backgrounds is
required. Experienced CDA's with expe-
rience working with infants and tod-
dlers are also needed. We offer an excel-
lent benefits package and 'the
opportunity for personal and profes-.
sional growth in a participatory agency.
July 12, 1999 applications are obtain-
able at the' Community Center rin
Apalachicola or you may send your
resume to Early 'Childhood Services,
In'c., 450 Jenks Ave., Panama City, FL
32401. EOE. M/F/V/D. Itc 7/15,
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

Immediately hiring laborers and experi-
enced rpofers. Starting salary $8.00
hour afid up. Call 229-9483, ask for
Joel. 2tc7/15


Homemaker position available. The
Gulf Co. Senior Citizens has a home-
maker position open in the Port St. Joe
area. This will be a 40 hour a week posi-
tion. Applicants must be at lest 18 years
of age. have a high school education. In
good physical health and dependable
transportation; Applications can be
picked u=p at the Port St. Joe Center'
located at ,120 Library Dr. between
Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. Please call 229-8466 and ask
for Marion or Debbie for more informa-
tion.
Deadline for applications is July 23,
1999. The Gulf County Senior Citizens
is an equal opportunity employer. 2tc
7/15
Construction helper wanted! no'experi-
ence needed. Transportation preferred.
Call 227-3424 evenings. Itp 7/15
Pest control service technician wanted
for local company. VWill train right per-
son. Contract 648-3018 or, send resume.
to: D.T.P.P.C;, P. 0. Box 13675, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410. ltc 7/15
Need person over 18 to help with yard
work and, other miscellaneous: work.
229-6387. ,. Itc 7/15

Construction helper wanted. No experi-
ence needed. Transportation preferred.
Call 227-3424 evenings.
Store clerk, general office help. Duties
include checking in merchandise, sell-
ing store items; using cash, register,
some typing and compute ruse. Full-or
part time position available. Apply in
person. Marquardt's Marina,' Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach, FL We are a drug free
workplace. Itc 7/15
Service assistant, duties include writing
service orders, checking in merchan-
dise, parts look up, counter sales. Full
or part time available. Apply in person.
Marquardt's Marina, Hwy. 98, Nlexico
Beach,' FL. We are a drug 'free work'
place. ltc7/15
Laborers and Equipment Operators
needed for Site Utility Company.
Excellent Benefits. Long-Term
Opportunities. Drug Testing, EOE.
Applications can be picked up at 2015
Lisenby Ave., Panama City or at Site
Trailer, 1600 US Hwy. .98, Mexico
Beach. 4tc 7/8


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RATES:
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
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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
Heavy Equipment Mechanic needed.
Job involves travelling the southeast to
maintain and service heavy equipment
and rock crushers. Must have own
tools, welding abilities and a clean dri-
ving record. 1999 Mechanic truck pro-
vided with air and welder. Applicant
must be able to travel alone and work
without hands on supervision. Contact
Tom Sutton, Mulliniks Construction,
Jacksonville, FL 904-764-3644 or 904-
614-2786. 2tc 7/15
Crushing Hand needed to travel south-
east and do whatever It takes to make a
portable crushing operation successful.
Experience with rock crushers 'and
heavy equipment a plus, but a willing
and honest trainee with dependable
transportation will fit right in. Contact
Tim Sutton at Mulliniks Construction,
Jacksonville, FL 904-764-3644 or 904-
641-2786. 2tc 7/15
Established lawn service is looking for
experienced help, for year round
employment. Call 229-6435. 3tp 7/1


Job Notice: The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is seeking an
individual to fill a full-time Mechanic
position. The following qualifications
are desired to this position at the Road
Department.
On-Board Diagnostics, specialized elec-
tronics, -134 air conditioning refriger-
ant training, R-12 refrigerant recovery
& recycling training, competence,
knowledge of hydraulic systems, diesel
mechanic, heavy equipment repair
(idlers, sprockets, final drives, etc.), air
brakes, auto. transmission, small
engine repair, welding/cutting abilities.
Applications will be received at the Gulf
County Road Dept., 318 S. 7th St.,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; (850) 639-
2238; Monday through Friday, 7:00
a.m. 3:30 p.m., C.D.T. Applications
will be received until 3:30 p.m., C.D.T.
on Friday, July 23, 1999. I 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
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk. 2tc 7/15
Security guards wJanted. Call 747-8960.
Free licensing and training. 4tc 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: Tom Piszczatoski, Human
Resources Dept., P. 0. Box 222 1
St. Marks, FL 32355.
3tc7/1
Say Sf e &Saw It n 7T Stae!


Several 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 Bias Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. 850-227-3655 or 850-227-
1819. tfc7/8
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
SNeed licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
,Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfe 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,
Seeded for busy Cape office of Fantasy
Properties, Inc. Call 227-2511 or 648-
.'5146. tfc 7/1


Cottage Cleaners needed. Mexico
Beach area. Experience, transportation,
dependability a must. Saturday work,
$7.00 pr .hour to start. 229-2683.


TRADESandSER IE


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


Mary Kay Cosmefics
BETTY LEWIS, Consultant
909 10th Street, Port St. Joe
Call 850-229-6005
Consultant since 1991
12tp 6/17

TELEPHONE FAX -
COMPUTER LINES
INSTALLATION & REPAIR
OVER 15 YRS. EXPERIENCE
COMPETITIVE RATES
Charles Branch
(850) 648-8632
5-p 6/24

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.


BUDGET ELECTRIC
135 N. Kimr Ave Howard Creek
850-827-2429
ET000609 INSURED
O rer Tim haeni
We do ,i aF--a e II do i nghl
Graduate of Haney Tech '99 8 yrs.
experience in Gulf Co.


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


ALL OCCASION CAKES
Call Renee
at 639-5227




Pressure


.Washing

CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
Michael Heatherly
229-8778\
4tc7/8


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


N IARVIN S
Satellite Service
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Port St Joe FL 32J56 Cll 1(8501 899 IU61


Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVO 1 (850) 229-6460


CAPPS CRANE

SERVICE

227-5678

Freddie Capps
4tp 7/1


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

Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 c 6/3 (850) 639-4172


SPHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc5/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99

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-W
weekly. References available upon
request. Call 227-9622, leave 'a mes-.
sage. 4tp 7/14



HOGAN'S

LAWN CARE

SERVICE
Ronnie & Kendall
Hogan, Owners
229-6300
2tc7/8


Michael Heatherly

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

(850)229-8778
4 7/8

Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It Pays!

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


ALAN
Uc. #EROfl3


Billy's Painting and Small Repair.
Experienced carpenter and painter
(by the hour only). 647-9218. 8tc 7/1
Ironing, pick up and delivery. Have
references. 229-2049. tfc 7/15
Mother of 3 with dependable,, loving'
care for your child. M-F, after 5:30 ET.,
Sat. & Sun, anytime. Call 639-9377.

Smiley Detailing Shop
CARS, BOATS' & TRUCKS
10,2 2ND STREET
Call or Come By!
TAN SMILEY
227-9353

SChris' Appliance
Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
SPort St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Mobile 227-8083
Office: 227-1402
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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 Timn, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-5424


STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hooqkups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction


2026 Marvin Avenue
a ll Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

y Phone(850)
S~25 Years Experience- 229-6859
t fc 6/3

STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

7 CARPET CLEANING M




S* Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage Z
iu Pet Stains Free Estimates z
V (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING


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 tfc7/1
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-
itor 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 "Personnel" FAX: (912) 333-
8446, mail: Arizona Chemical, 1401
East Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601,'
e-mail: "MarvYaivTn@lpaper.com". We
will be accepting resumes through
Friday, July 16, 1999.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.


Part time office position In the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing wlth good communicaUon 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: parkerreal ty'@d igi talexp.com.
tfc 7/1
Reservationist/recepUonist needed ,at
Mexico Beach office. Part Ume and
weekend; work. Good attitude a must.
Call Thompson-Rlsh Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449. tfc 7/1'





FOUND: Small male puppy, appears to
be boxer. Free to good home. 639-9225.
Itc 7/15


MISSING: Senior Calico cat, over 12
years old, Jumped out of truck on Reid
Ave. June 25th. If you have any Infor-
mation on what happened to her, please
call Roy's 229-8933. ltp 7/15




Designer's deck furniture. 9 piece set,
heavy aluminum, very good cond. Can
be sold individually also. Oak sofa with
loose cushions, very good cond., and
more. 440 TReasure Drive, Port St. Joe,
off C-30 between Cape San BLas and
Indian Pass. Itc 7/15
Hunting lease, 1 opening available, 851
acres beside Fico Farm. Call 648-8616
or 227-8385. Itp 7/15
Used 21,000 BTU window air condition-
er, s100. Used refrigerator with ice
maker, $100. For further informaUon,
call 229-2576. Itc 7/15
Quality brass and glass end tables, $40
each. 40-gallon aquarium w/stand,
complete set up, $100. Brinkman
smoker/BBQ grill, $20. Elect. ,weed-
eater, $10. Call 648-8782. ltc 7/15

Kenwood heat pump, paid $2500, will
sell for $400. Kenmore dishwasher,
$50. Like new Armstrong saxophone,

$750. Call 639-2344. 2tc 7/15
Last chance for beautiful daylilles.
Garden closing for season after next
week. Jean Stebel, 6760 Hwy, 71, White
City, 827-1304. 2tc 7/15
Fine China by Noritake, Rothschild
design, beautiful 8 (5 piece) place set-
ting with serving bowl, creamer and
sugar. Never been used. Please call after
5:00 p.m., 229-2719, ask for Tamara.,
Itc 7/15
I was called by a lady who said she
house cleaned and her husband mowed
lawns. Was in business for several
years. I would like for them to call me. I
evidently put the wrong phone number
down. At the time I was in the bedroom
with no pen or paper. I did not
remember the number. Thank you,
Arlus Hensley, 648-8264 or 648-8265.
Itp 7/15
Crab poachers will be prosecuted.
2tc 7/15
Admiral refrigerator, almond, $450.
Kenmore microwave, $50. 227-1192
Itc 7/15


SMALL ENGINE REPAIR -
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden, 229-
2727. tfc 7/8
Sheet rock for sale, 112 sheets of 4'x12',
$15 each. Cash and carry. 647-9260
Itc 7/15
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.


Free to a Loving and Wonderful
Home. We havehave a terrible dilemma in
our family. 2 of our 3 dogs have gotten
into severe fights with each other trying
to determine who will be "top dog".
Since the first of this year these fights
have become more frequent resultingLin
terrible wounds, vet visits and much
tension. A heartbreaking decision has
been. made to give one of our babies
aw ay. I I I r !' "
Bonnie is a 6-year-old black and white
terrier/spaniel mix with wire hair and
weighing 30 pounds. She loves people
and children and is well behaved. She's
strictly an Inside dog (she hates the
rain) and is housebroken. She loves
going for rides in the car and walks.ou
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, heard-
worm pills and flea control medicine.
She has been spayed and has no known
health problems.
Visitation would be required to ease-u-
worries and know we made the right
decision. If interested please call 647-
3599 (evenings are best).




For Sale by Owner: 2 story house.'Ko
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2'ba4
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 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. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc7/1
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.
tfc 7/1
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292.. tfe 7/1




Want to Buy: A good used gas stove.
Call 648-5905. ltc'7/8
WANTED: lawn mowers, dead 'or
alive and cheap. Small engine and
yard equipment. 80-22-229-2727
days. tfc 771


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


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PHOETS DEVELOPING, available at
Barfield's, 229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. loe (at former Photo World
Shop) tfc 7/I
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 7/1




NEED A PET SITTER? I am an experi-
enced pet sitter with references. I will
care for your pet, in your home, when
you can't be there. Customized to your
needs. Don 647-3651. Itc 7/15
Golden Retriever puppies, 9 weeks old,
AKC reg., 1st shots given, S250. 639-
5227 4tc 7/15
2 DOGS FREE TO GOOD HOMEi 1
Australian Shepard and 1 black lab
mix. 639-9225. Itc 7/15
Male and female zebra finches, 9 wtks
old, $4 each. 4 month old pair with
small cage,I $12. Call 229-9739.
It 7/-15
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS. Beautiful
puppies, 1 male, 1 female, 4 wks old;
$350. 648-4514.
FREE TO GOOD HOME. 10 month old
beagle terrier. Good squirrel dog
prospect. 229-6271. Itp 7/.15


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