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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 29, 1999
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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TAXES: Who, What,

When, Where, Why
& How Much?
Details on Page 7A
"Papa Butts: A Model
Citizen See Story on Page 1B
Local Athletes in World
Series Championship
Tourney Update on Page 12A
DYB: AAA in Final 4,
Majors Join State Parade
Team Updates on Pages 11-12A
Florida Takes First Step to
Repair River Rift
What Was It? Page 8A
Law Enforcement Reports
Cities & County on Page I OA


arina Just the Beginning...


Grand Opening Attracts Huge Crowd for Ribbon Cutting
Somewhere between 800 and
1,000 people came to Port St. Joe
last Saturday. July 24th, to help
celebrate the grand opening of the
Port St. Joe Marina. and what is
probably the first of several future
ventures in the area by the "new"
St. Joe Company.
The significance of the event
was apparent as one peered over
-,..the crowd to see a virtuall who's
who of this area of Florida in
attendance.
-... As Port St. Joe Mayor Frank
S- Pate, Jr. welcomed those present,
~ i~ ^-." m.__.- :,, -he reminded them, It's hard to


Appeals


Window


Opening

Public Meeting
Saturday to Inform
Property Owners
The 90-day appeals period for
Gulf County and property owners
,to counter FEMA's proposed flood
map amendments begins follow-
ing the second publication of legal
advertisement of these rules on
: August 5th.' "
Anyone w6ho has stayed
abreast on the issues knows that
areas of Cape "San Bias and
S Indian Pass peninsula will be
drastically impacted if .the.pro-.
posed ,.changes take place. At
stake is future development of
major portions of property in
these areas.
While FEMA is proposing
flood map elevation changes
across the southern portion of
Gulf County, these two areas are
threatened because of the Coastal
Barrier Resource Act (CBRA) des-
ignation. This ctn bring. develop-
ment to a standstill because the'
high flood, hazard designation
requires flood insurance coverage
in order to attain a loan from
most banks arid fending institu-
tions.
Because of CBRA designation
property owners can't buy low
cost government-backed .flood
insurance and will make the risk
and cost for development out of
the question for most property
owners, if feasible at all.
Public Meeting Saturday
Morning at 9:00
Gulf County commissioners
nor .property owners have taken
the recommended flood map
changes lying down. The Gulf
' County Coastal Development
Association was formed and has
been hard at work as a result of
organized joint effort of the affect-
ed parties.
S The GCCDA has been active
in gathering data to counter the
claims by FEMA that stricter, flood
map regulations are needed in
some areas.
A public meeting will be held
Saturday morning, July 31st, at
9:00 a.m. at 'the Gulf County
Courthouse. All affected parties
are urged to attend the meeting.
County Commissioner War-
ren Yeager announced the
planned meeting, explaining the
need to outline where the GCCDA
and the county are at in the
process and what further can be
done on the local level.
One of the angles FEMA
appears to be taking is to'change
the appeals rules in order to make
it super expensive to appeal this
proposal, according to Yeager.
GCCDA president Ron
Morrow said the group has been
most active. Every effort is also
being made by the group to notify
all property owners about
Saturday's meeting.
One of the latest episodes in
the continuing saga of the coun-
ty's dealings with FEMA. sounds
(See WINDOW on Page 3)


Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate, Jr. addresses the crowd during Saturday's grand opening ceremonies.



St. Joe Wants to Relocate Highway 98;


Development Plans Are On the Horizon

When Peter Rumimell. CEO move forward with development A'
and president of thle St. Joe plans and the marina was the Wii-S"I s ^ ....


Company, was in town Saturday
for the marina nbbon cutting. he
said the company was ready to

.


Chris Corr and John Pol-
lard address commissioners.


Linchpin" of those activities.
Chris Corr. Vice President of
Strategy and New Ventures for
Arnida (a St. Joe Companyl. was
at the Gulf County Commission
meeting Tuesday evening to
announce the first steps of those
new ventures. I
Step one of that process is not
a new idea. In fact. it has been
kicked around for several years-
realignment of Highway 98 In Gulf
County as it runs along the coast-
line, to move-it inland.
Corr's presentation to the
commission Tuesday was to intro-
duce the board and the public to
, the idea as the company begins
the comprehensive planning
process.
: They Want to do this right and
include the community during the
planning. process, explained Corr.
"Public -input and involve-
ment throughout all stages of the
study is critical to its success and
we encourage all citizens of Gulf
County to share comments, opin-


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Reieig map of U.S. Highway 98 realignment study .re...a.
Reviewing map of U.S. Highway 98 realignment study area.


ions and ideas regarding the
study with our company," said


Corr.
John Pollard, project manag-
er with PBS&J, reviewed the time
frame of the study to realign
Highway 98, stating that engi-
neering and environmental
impact data collection would be
instrumental in determining the
road's proposed hew route.
A public workshop is being
planned in October at which time
alternate road locations will be
presented and discussed. The
company hopes to have conceptu-
al plans ready for another public
hearing in April of 2000.
In response to a question by
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Corr said at anytime there is a
need for a more informal public
meeting, the company would be
willing to schedule one.
Maps displayed by St. Joe
focus on an area approximately
four miles long and nearly one
mile wide (see map), stretching
from the edge of Highland View
Subdivision on the south to the
boundary of the St. Joe Beach
Subdivision on the north.
The project development and


RAY DICKENS

Wewahitchka Mayor Ray
Dickens will remain in office for


another four-year term after
drawing no opposition for the
mayor/commissionier seat,
The city elections were to be
held on Tuesday, September 7th;
but City Clerk Jerry Linton said
Monday that the elections will not
be held since the mayor/commis-
sioner race was to be the only
question on the ballot.
Dickens has served nine
years as mayor and an additional
two years as commissioner on the
Wewahitchka board.
Clerk Linton also pointed out
that the city registration books
will remain open since there will
be no elections.
Local Vendor Resolution
During the city's regular
board meeting Monday evening,
the board adopted a resolution
concerning purchasing policy for
local vendors.
In a nutshell, the document


calls for the purchase of services
and products from local vendors,
if they are competitive in pricing.
9-1-1 Number Ordinance
The board also adopted a res-
olution calling for 9-1-1 house
numbers to be affixed and dis-
played in accordance to 9-1-1
Emergency Management policy.
Failure to meet the require-
ments to display house numbers
will result in notification of non-
compliance via letter. Continued
failure to properly display house
numbers could further result in
the city applying the number at
the property owner's expense.
in Other Business
*The board agreed to have the
city's aerial water tank Inspected
by Utility Services Company, Inc.
of Perry, Georgia.
*Decided to advertise for bids
to provide workman's compensa-
tion insurance for the city work-
force.


Peter Rummell, St. Joe
Company CEO and President.
believe that it wasn't long ago this
area vwas covered with old dii stor-
^'"'"ge.tanks, .. _
"We're no longer the only city
along the Gulf of Mexico without a

marina." he added.
Pate was quick to point out a
whole list of helpmates who made
the marina a reality. Right at the
top of his list was the president of
Hess' Oil -Company, Harry
McCullum. Pate thanked him
publicly for donating the 28-acre
parcel of property to the city and
the crowd in attendance echoed
its appreciation with a sponta-
neous round of applause.
Congressman Allen Boyd, Jim
Beasley (Senator Bob Graham's
representative), local State
Representative Bev Kilmer, and
area State Representative Allen
Bense, along with delegates from
various state and federal, agencies
joined Pate in welcoming the
marina, and praising the efforts of
all those who made it possible.
"The test of the true mettle of
a person is determined by how
they react when faced with adver-
sity," stated Rep. Allen Boyd as he
made reference to the local effort..
"I believe this is the. first of
many steps we're going to see
toward the economic development
of Gulf County," stated Rep. Bev
Kilmer.
Peter Rummell
The City of Port St. Joe and
the St. Joe Company reached a
lease agreement several weeks
ago for the St. Joe Company to
operate and manage the new
marina facility. Brandy Marine
has since been contracted to
manage the marina by the St. Joe
Company.
"The City of Port St. Joe and
Gulf County have a relationship
with the St. Joe Company that is
more than a half century old,"
CEO and President Peter
Rummeli said. He outlined the
marina as the linchpin for future
real estate development plans the
company has in the area.
Prior to the marina grand
opening, Mr. Rummell met with
local leaders and officials telling
them, "Gulf County is a very
important part of the plans of the
St.,Joe Company for a very long
time.
How Long Before Development?
What Will It Be?
How long will it be before St.
Joe Company begins development
of some of its vast land holdings
in Gulf County, and what will it
be, are two of the most frequently
asked questions by Gulf coun-
tians.


Dickens Unopposed for Mayor


(See 98 on Page 3) (See MARINA on Page 8)


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The Star

S PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999


Lead, Follow, or



Get Out of the Way

Change is Upon Us With the

Grand Opening of the Marina
SOMEBODY, BESIDES US, STILL HAS faith in the future of
Port St. Joe. Well, they might! Any small, home town community
which is located on the shores of the most pristine body of water
in Northwest Florida, can't help succeeding!
We know you are probably tired of hearing the word, "marina".
You have heard it practically non-stop for the past two years. But,
like it or not, that word is part and parcel to our successful future.
Its grand opening last Saturday was the beginning of a new era for
Port St. Joe. It seems as if the rest of the United States has rele-
gated the waterfront communities as their playgrounds, without
first consulting us about the matter. They're forcing it on us, so we
had just as well go with the flow and enjoy it.
THE MARINA IS OUR CENTER, or hub, of future growth, like
it or not. It's our claim to fame and fortune, so recently aborted by
the paper mill which formerly operated in our community. It was
considered king of our future, and rightfully so. The owners opted
to abandon that first place position in favor of something else.
The paper mill isn't gone from our confines, we believe, but it
will no longer be the wheel which turns our society. It will be just
another plus, rather than THE plus.
We're on the way to other things. We have the opportunity to
make the future as bright as we want it to be, without the bridling
of any restraints, .
The marina is only the first of changes to Port St. Joe. It will
be the catalyst of many good things.to come.
ONE HAS ONLY TO LOOK AT THE small and formerly poor
.communities of Eastpoint and Carrabelle. A small, bankrupt firm
attempted to build a marina in Carrabelle. Take a trip over there
and look at it today! The sprawling facility' commands the center-
piece of the waterfront and is changing the small community dias-
tically.
The same thing is happening to Eastpoint.
The same thing is just before beginning to happen in Port St.
Joel .. '
This isn't going to suit everybody. It never does. But, we as res-
idents can just get set to lead, follow, or get out of the way!


Hillary for Senator?

WE WONDER HOW THE PEOPLE of New York feel about
Hillary trying to become their U. S. Senator. If we were a citizen of
the state of New York. we would resent it!
We would resent any outside force, no matter how well known
he or she might be, or how much power he or she might imagine
- :they he rje;wogrlgd't be-"one of.usl"-We. would resen.t ,an
"outsider" thinking they could just come into our state, rent a
roQm,Q call it "home" and feel they had the right to seek the high-
est office our state could offer.
That would be .the same as Newt Gingrich deciding he wanted
to serve Florida as Senator, to replace the retiring Connie Mack.
We believe he wouldn't get very far with his maneuver and
Newt is an experienced legislator! Hillary is not!
WHERE DOES HILLARY GET HER supposed qualifications to
serve the state of New York?
She certainly didn't get it at home and bring it with her. Why
isn't she attempting to .get elected to serve her home state of
Arkansas? It would at least seem more plausible. She would come
across not quite as the same opportunist she presently appears to
be. Just because the seat is there and, vacant doesn't seem to be
an adequate reason to seek it.
In all likelihood, the people New York will see through' Hillary's.
reason for running and vote against her. She doesn't want to be
"Senator of New York," she just wants to be senator. The people of
New York would be stepping backward from the position of having
an enviable person :as Senator-in the person of Patrick
Moynihan-to a person who just wants to get back at her hus-
band.
Meanwhile, the remainder of the nation needs to consider that:.
being the Senator of New York is a viable stepping stone 'toward
the presidency of the United States!


It's the dadgumdest thing I've
ever seen and it's cost me a.
summer vacation!
Again!
My wife's family won't quit
coming down here! I fully under-
stand Florida is a wonderful Vaca-
tion spot. Folks "up North" '(that's"
everyone ,above Montgomery) get
through another rough winter and


as soon as the snow melts they
pull out their plaid shorts. take the
Disney coupons oilff the mantel.
send the cats over to Aunt
Harriet's, run by the ATM on the
way out of town ...
Cathy's sisters and brothers
and aunts and cousins are no
exception-except they don't need
any coupons. ,
There's a family road map/
vacation guide floating around up
there somewhere that's got a big
red "x" marked on my house.


The AAA has given us a live
star rating.
Our Memphis sister called.
"Get the towels out. Make ready
the bathroom. Could you take us
to that same quaint little restau-
rant we went to last summer? You
might have to blow up the air mat-
tress if Jess or Josh are going to be
home-we're bringing a couple of
extra people .
Jo Blair came first -Arid :she
ate the most. Any thought of a lit-
tle extra cash for a "Getaway" of


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my own went out the window when
I saw the Del Monte truck backing
up to my house.
She was "only" here for a week
this year. The visit was cut short
because my favorite niece was get-
ting married in' Tupelo. They
debated over staying on at. the
house or going to the wedding with
us. I think the reception swung the
vote .. .
Folks. I'm not talking abdut an
extended tour of the Pacific
Northwest. Or a Caribbean cruise.
Or a golf extravaganza in Arizona.
. I'd settle for a long weekend at
the Cornbread Festival rinSouth
Pittsburgh. Tennessee. I: just
Would like one titlie to have a.:reg-
ular vacation of my own .
I barely had time to hug the
beautiful young bride before we
had to split for. home. Cathy's
brother was on his way down. VWe
had some towels and sheets to
wash. ..
Bobby Brown hadn't been to
Visit "for a while" and he wasn't
going, to "stay the summer". He
actually has a job. That's my.kind
of kinfolks. But we still had to be
at the house! After everyone went
to bed Td pull out the Rand
McNally atlas and ponder' over
where I could bel
Uncle F. D. surprised us with
a visit; And I do mean surprised!
He's from Portland. Oregon. When
I firially found my tongue I was
brutally honest, "What in the
world are you- doing here?. It's
three thousand blooming i miles!
Did it cross your mind that we
might have been-gone on a trip?
We could have picked this week to
be on vacati-"
"I; don't think so," F.D. inter-
rupted with a smile, "The brochure
says that ya'li are open twenty-
four hours a 'day, seven days a
week."
S Aunt Ruby Nell came with
him. I as 'iot- surprised"td see
her. I've'known Ruiby Nell for half a
century now-nothing she could
do would' surprise me.
Oh, she can shock you,, and
bewilder you, and do and, say
things that you absolutely can not
believe .. But after the midnight
ride on the back of that motorcycle
through Archie Moore's cornfield,
.around-and then into the town
square fish pond ,and up the cat-
walk between Mr. Cannon's, Iexall
Drugstore and the Park Theatpr..
.,well, you learned early with IRuby
Nell to expect the unexpected,. .
:. Michael Todd Berry. came for a
couple of weeks. He was down, last
summer, and he liked, it., I-He is
some kin. You will have to, get
Cathy to explain it to you. He had
to "go back" for early football prac-
tice. We picked up his, little sister
'cause she was about the only one
in thfe whole family 'who hadn't
bTen down for a spell.
(See XKESLEY ON PAGE- 3)


A Crusade for Crab Meat Ends Up Beinga Sihtseeing Tur
; .... .: '- :, .;" ":h..ll to the restrooms ,


I TOOK ADVANTAGE of my
new state of living to take a short
trip during the middle of the :
week last week, in order to pur-
chase some fresh crab meat. I
didn't particularly want 'the crab'
meat, but I just wanted to prove
Something. That "something" was
that I could 'do something frivo-
lous during a normal, working'
day without ;having the world
come to'an end. ,
George" KcLawhon and I went
to Panacea to purchase, some
fresh crab meat. It took us, the
better part of a day to make the
trip and tend. to all we had to
attend to, .ir-addition to the actu- :'
al purchase of the meat.,
You,.'understand, don't you,
that the. mission to purchase
crab meat was just an excuse to.
go. It was the "reason" for the
trip. One has tohave a reason to
do anything and that was our
reason.
Can you think of a better
one?

S -


That one served us well and
got us outof the house and out
of town.

WE STARTED OUT about
9:30 in the morning onr our little
crusade. That's the prettiest time.,
of the day to be travelling south.,
along Highway 98. .
.. George,.. you', know-'-, was
reared up from boyhood into
manhood in and around
Apalachic61a and Carrabelle. He
had' to show me every place
where he had stubbed his toe
when he was a boy, to where he
had last eaten. George is big' on
places to eat: especially places he


-THE STAR-


USPHS 51880
Published' Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey . . . Editor Emeritus
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Office Manager


terms as good places to get a
meal. The last place he ate pre-
pared his food "the best he ever
ate"!,. ,
We '' passed several
places--from Port St. Joe to
Panacea-which fit that descrip-
tion. as far as George was con-
cerned..
We even passed a house in
which;, he had lived, on a back
road' in Carrabelle. It's still
'standing, according to George.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT a year or
two since I have travelled the
Highway 98 route, all the way to
Panacea. :That route has grown!


Postmaster ",,
Send Address Change to:
THE STAR
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE
PAID AT PORT. ST. JOE, FL 32457
WEEKLY PUBLISHING


There are houses'built every-
wherel
A few years ago, I drove over
Highway .98, between the. inter,
section with the Sopchoppy road
and Panacea. There were still
signs of the old Camp Gordon
Johnson, of WWII fame. Remains
of housing and. roads were still
visible and the Fox Hunters'
Association was having a week-
end of hunting through the area.
It was that desolate.
From the FSU installation at
one end of the 18. mile route, to
the other end, it is built up along'
the: beaches. You still recognize
when you leave one small town
and arrive at another, but I pre-
dict you won't be able :for very
much longer.
And, there isn't even a beach
along there!
Something about it being on
the waterfront seems to attract a
host of people.
I used to recognize a definite
beginning to the settlement of


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY -.$15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY, $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Lanark Village. No' more! The
"suburbs" are larger than the vil-'
lage,no. '

WE STILL LOCATED the
"Oaks". It was still right where
we had left it on the last visit
there. Actually,, you could term
our vislt to the, "Oaks" to eat'
lunch, as one of the primary rea-
sons for our crab-meat-hunting
trip.
It certainly added a certain
taste to the day on the road..
But, even that has
changed-considerably!
They don't serve a "boat"
made of china with one end filled
with garlic-flavored: butter and.
the other with small, crisp,. dip-
ping crackers, anymore. They
still serve the appetizer, just like
always, but it is no longer filled
with the distinctly garlic-flavored'
butter. It has lost some of its
pizzazz.
The seafood is still just as
good and you still have to go up-


hill to the restrooms.
If you have been there at ny
time during the past 20 yea r or
so, you would still recognize it as
the "same old place."

AFTER WE TOOK care of the
more important n'iatters of eating
.lunch and patting ouri'satisfied
stomachs, we started looking for
Barwick's Seafood House, to
make our purchase. We hlad
bought from them -before, but
they were no longer at their'old
location. It seems as if they have
become a victim of the net ban.
We found a- place, right riext
door, run by two personable ,nd
neat looking .young men, and
made our purchase there.
First, I watched them "head"
a pan full of shrimp. Those two
young men could go through a
pan of shrimp in .nothing flat!
They added being courteous to
their sales pitch, which probably
accounted for our buying more
than we left home to purchase.


% '. St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
July 30 12:21 p.m. H 1.7 f10:22 p.m. L 0:3
July 31 12:59 p.m. H 1.5 10:36 p.m. L 0.4
\ August 1 1:37 p.m. H 1.3 10:30 p.m. L 0.6
>) August 2 2:07 p.m.,H 1.1- 9:44 p.m. L 0.7
August 3 5:53 a.m. H 1.1 6:56 p.m. L 0.8
August 4 5:41 a.m, H 1.3 3:59 p.m. L 0.5
August 5 6:06 a.m. H, 1.6 4:40 p.m. L 02


. Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert



BED AND BREAKFAST

and lunch and supper and shuttle bus
and tour guide and recreation director ...


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999 PAG


% Construction crews are busy getting Port St. Joe Elementary School ready for
demolishing some of the oldest classrooms and removing debris from the site.


the new year. Pictured above
School begins August 10th.


In one of the first actually
inclusiveve governors' meetings
7, -concerning the Apalachicola-
'Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River
Basin Compact, Florida has taken
'the first step to reconciliation.
On July J15, Florida's team of
officials, with the guidance of the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
SResearch. Reserve, moved to
accept Georgia's proposed
increased drinking water needs in
the year of 2050. If the proposal is
'accepted, water from the ACF
Basin will be withheld from its trib-
utaries in order to meet the: need
!*'(foremost, in Atlanta).
S The battle, begun by a lawsuit
in 1992 by Alabama in response
't6. .Georgia's attempt to retain
more water from flowing down-
stream (later, Florida joined the
'prosecution), has been prolonged
by indecision since its first pro-
posed negotiation deadline of:
December, 1998.


Window
from Page 1
encouraging for property owners.
U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd
.'has volunteered to meet with
FEMA and attempt to help medi-
ate a resolution to the problem.
During ,- Tuesday's Gulf".
,,', Coihinr Commission meeting, the
..-board members agreed to support
sending a contingency of local
help to, Washington to aid
Congress-man Boyd in the meet-
S -ing with FEMA. The GCCDA will
(: also. be actively helping with this
effort.,
The GCCDA and county have
Swo major goals-first, to prove
:FEMA's flood map proposals false
S':Lnd stop the changes in' CBRA
areas mentioned; and second, to
have CBRA designation removed
from much of the property at
Cape San Blas arid Indian Pass
peninsula.'
Morrow pointed out that suc-
cess 'in either of those two areas ;
:'can have a positive impact on
property owners.


The lawsuit was put on hold
in early '97 to allow for out-of-
court settling to be conducted.
'Given the deadline, representa-
tives of each of the three states
met monthly with proposals for


the other. ,
December '98 arrived, but
without any settlement of the
three parties. The deadline was,
then extended to December of this
year. If Florida and Alabama gov-


ernment cannot agree with Geor-
gia government on an allocation
compact by then, the lawsuit will
'become a matter of court decision
again.
The feud is compounded by


Fish Kill Mystery
Wednesday, dead fish washing ashore at St. Joe Bay caused a stir among citizens, however rep-
resentatives from the Florida Marine Patrol suspect it was only a commercial fisheries by-catch,
released by the cleaning of the boat's nets.. ..


ERepair
each state's proposed n
more water. Georgia wan
for its increased develop
agricultural uses. and rec
al opportunities, Alabama
like to increase barge traf
Florida joined in the la%%
defense of the vulnerable
around the Apalachicola R
A major concern
Department of Environ
Health is the concentra
wastewater that would rest
this practice. If the water
ly used to dilute the pot
wastewater going -downst


River Rift
eed for: held back, that wastewater will
ts more consequently be more polluted.
)pment, The tw{ater restriction for Flori-
reation- .da and Alabama would also mean
a would a economic gain lor Atlanta. The
Tfic, and city is requesting more water for
asrut in its rapidly expanding sewer
e areas demands. However, the negative
liver. repercussions of the hold-back
of the ,will fall upon Fkorida and Alaba-
imental ma's. agriculture, hydropower,
.tion of navigation attempts, among many
ult from others.
normal- The next meeting of the states
tency of 'will be some time in August. at an
reamr is undecided location.


Dr. Max Fleming
130 Second Street
\'ewaihitchki. Fl
Phone No. 639-5422



Announces his return to the practice of

dentistry on August 17. The office is

now open for scheduling appointments.

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Brittany is a living doll. And I
did enjoy the quietness of her, after
some of the guests we've, put up'
with. And she made the greatest
cookies just for me. 'Now, that's .
the kind of visitor I can live with .

'Course I didn't make it to
Mount Rushmore, or the Alamo, or
S; south Pittsburgh.
Brittany's parents came down
to pick her up and stayed a
week!. '
Cathy took off oni her annual
* \ ^Civil War tour, "I'm leaving it with
S, you.
My younger brother and his,
family stopped by. Hagen
Lotzmann and Frank, Hennig flew
in from Germany. They can only
stay two months this trip.
Cathy is, due in early next
week. She is bringing one of the
Civil War instructors along with
her. I guess she figures if I can't go
anywhere .. she'll bring the tour
to me.
I feel like the Psalmist who
wrote, "my house runneth over."
No wonder the guy spent so much
time with the sheep!
I've quit making plans. I can't
leave town-I've got beds to make
up. Or .I've got to pick someone up
at the airport or give directions
from Dothan south or caution
about "too much sun" or repeat
the story about the first guy to eat
an oyster or .apologize because we
don't have ani alligator farm...
Isn't it wonderful for so.
many folks, I am the vacation!
Drop By Sometime,
Kes
P.S. We don't, take Visa,
American Express, MasterCard,
personal checks or your money..


: Union negotiators for the Steelworkers Local Union and Premier
Services, Inc. officials met with federal mediators Monday continu-'
ing to search for an answer to the week-old strike at the local plant.
No positive results were accomplished during the 'negotiating
process. No further meetings are planned for this week.


Hwy 98- from Page 1


environmental study will examine
the' approximately 1,200 acre
area. The company hopes to have
completed this portion of the
planning process by June, 2000.
Commissioners passed a res-
olution 4-0 (Commissioner Peters
abstained) supporting the St. Joe
Company's proposal.
Gulf County has already been
involved in meeting with the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation and the Air Force over
interest in moving Highway 98's
, route. The Air Force wants to
route 'the highway. north of
Tyndall Air Force base for securi-
ty purposes.
In Other Business
*S.H.I.P. Program Director Bo
Williams reminded the board of
Wednesday's (July 28th) S.H.I.P.
lottery drawing. Twenty Gulf
County families will receive over
$310,000 within the next six
months for housing improve-
ments, announced Williams.
*Agreed to get road engineer-
ing and cost estimates on paving
a portion of the Doc Whitfield
Road and a 900 foot section of
road at Beacon Hill as requested
by Commissioners 'John Stanley
and Tommy Knox.
*Asked Board Attorney Tim


McFarland to review the county's
nuisance ordinance and see if he
can put teeth into the wording.
Commissioner Traylor pointed
out that the process was too slow
and cumbersome to get' any
action against violators.
*Tabled bids for insurance to
allow time for review.
*Held. public hearings, for
comprehensive plan amend-
ments, rescheduling, and im-
provements for several specific
items.
*Held public hearing, first
reading, of an ordinance address-
ing and limiting interest rates on
vehicle title loan businesses.
*Chief Administrator Don
Butler informed the board that
the county's long distance tele-,
phone service bids were still being
reviewed by the cornuitlee. They
expect to make recommendations
soon.

229-TIPS
(229-8477)

DRUG TIPS LIME
Sponsored by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department


When we razed our old Apalachicpla'-.',
Office, we did so with the belief that a
"'new, modern and comfortable enviion-
ment would make banking even better for
our customers. Today, we are proud to be


in this new facility and invite you to join'
us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of
our Apalachicola Office building. When'
you do,' you'll find there's more to. Citizens
Federal:. than a pretty building.


^ CITIZENS FEDERAL
* 4 SAVINGS BANK


Port St. Joe
401 Cecil G. Cosrin, Sr., B'lvd.
(850) 227-1416


OF PORT ST. JOE
Member FDIC


Apalachicola
58 4th Street
(850) 653-9828


Mexico Beach
1 '02 Highway 98
(850) 648-5.060


Sevce-Steg-i- outo s


Florida Has Taken First Steps to


backhoes are


OF OFUR NEW.
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The honoree paused for a photo with cherished family members.

Bride-Elect Feted At Coffee


Beth Kosin was honored with
a coffee, Saturday morning, June


26th, at the First United
Methodist Church fellowship


Breastfeeding Training & Support


Starting on August .2, a
breastfeeding training and sup-
port group for new mothers will be
held monthly, at the First Presby-
terian Church, located at' 508
16th Street, in Port St. Joe, and
now, at First United Methodist
Church, in Wewahitchka, located
on Highway 71.
-The meetings will be com-
posed of two sessions: "Educa-
tional Training" from 6:30 until
7:00'p.m.; and "Support Group/Q
& A" from 7:00 until 8:00'p.m.
The group's Wewahitchka
branch will meet August 10. The
"Educational Training" session-
will be. from 6:30 until 7:00 p.m.
(CT); and "Support Group/Q & A"


will be from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.
(CT).
For further information,
please call Jill Jones at 227-1276,
extension 126.
PSJ Lodge No.
111 F.&AM's
Port St. Joe Lodge No 111
F.&A.M. invites friendci and
neighbors to attend a covered
dish supper on Thursday, July,
29, at 7:00 p.m. (ET).',This cov-
ered dish supper will take place
at the lodge located at 214 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe.
If you have any questions
please call 648-5440.


PIANO LESSONS
CONNIE RISINGER is accepting students for the Fall Piano
Lesson Term. Mrs; Risinger, who resides in Mexico Beach,
.is a well known successful piano teacher throughout the.
state of Florida. She is a member of the Florida State Music '
Teachers Assoc., Florida Federation of Music Clubs, National Piano Guild,
and Panama Ctiy Music Teachers Assoc. Mrs. Risinter aiLcepts studenl.t of
all lgv.s i'ncl ending aduhi.. For i-detail, .
phone 648-4041 .
6tp,7/29



The Cfothes Tree
AMenfe 's,.ome n' and Children's Consignment Boutique


200 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. FL

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

(850) 229-2454
Open 9 am to 5 pm-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday
I


hall..
In. the adjacent photo start-
ing from the left, are the groom-
elect's paternal grandmother,
Claire Roberson; mother of the
honoree, Judy Kosin; honoree,
Beth Kosin; mother of the groom-
elect, Margaret Roberson; and
groom-elect's maternal grand-
mother, Bessie Herold.
Numerous friends and family
members came to extend their
congratulations and well wishes
to Beth on her upcoming nup-
tials.


Madison Callie Bateman
Look Who
Turned One!
Madison Callie Bateman cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
Saturday, July 10th, at her
grandparents' home in White
City, with a Winnie the Pooh
party. She had lots of family and
friends to help her celebrate her
special day.
Madison is the daughter of
Josh and Sharity Bateman of
Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is the
granddaughter of Gerald and
Sarah Byrd of White City, and
Larry and Becky Bateman of Port
St. Joe.
SPECIAL OF THE MONTH -
CREPE MYRTLE red, white, lavender, pur-
l, ple, pink & candy stripe. $3.99 and up.
HUMMINGBIRD & BUTTERFLY
ATTRACTERS reg. $3.99 Now 2/$5.00.
TROPICAL BEAUTIES-bougainvillea bas-
kets & trees, oleander, 4 colors, hibicus, ala-
manda, mandevilla. COLD TOLERANT
CITRUS & OTHER TREES. Take a stroll
through our gardens and see a large selec-
tion of blooming & landscape plants.

UHWY.7311(in J i *ri, b39-517


Join Diabetic
Support Group
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens in conjunction with the
Gulf Pines Hospital staff will hold
.a Diabetic Support Group meet-
ing on the last Monday of every
month.
This group is available to all
ages and there is no charge. You
will gain valuable information
about diabetes and have a
chance to ask questions con-
cerning this very important
issue.
SAnyone who is interested in
attending this or,any other med-
ical seminar or meeting is asked
to call the Gulf County Senior
Citizens at 229-8466 and ask for
Sara, Debbie or Jerry.

Thanks to All
Thank you to Dr. Oksanen,
the staff of Gulf Pines Hospital, all-
the staff of Bay Medical who cared
for Vance, .and Health South for
all their care. Thank you, also, to
all of our good friends and neigh-
bors in Port St. Joe and sur-
rounding areas for the flowers,
cards, food, visits, phone calls,
and all other good deeds; and
most churches, friends, and
neighbors. I thank God-God
bless each and every one of you.
We love you all Keep us in your
prayers. ,
,Mr. and Mrs. Vance, Rogers and
Family -
Gulf Seniors'
Mullet Dinner
The Gulf. County Senior
Citizens will be selling .delicious
mullet dinners prepared by Chef
Robin Downs at the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens & Community
Center on August 6, from 4:00 .to
7:00 p.m. The dinners will
include cole slaw, baked beans,
hush puppies, iced tea and
dessert at the cost of $3.50 per
plate. To place an order please
call 229-8466.
All proceeds. will be used to
help pay- for elderly program-

New Arrival
Mark and Lesley Weisgerber,
of Hanford, California wish to
announce the early -arrival of
their six pound, 14 ounce. son,
Nicholas Mark Weisgerber was
born at the Lemoore Naval
Hospital on July 25th.
Proud' grandparents, are
y Walter and Diana Wilder of.
Howard Creek, and Bill and Judy
Weisgerber of Longwood. Gr.eat-
grandmother is Lucille McKnight
of Port St. Joe.


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Gary Spriggs Eunice Martin


Engagement & Wedding to Come-


Eunice Martin and Gary
Spriggs have announced their
engagement' and forthcoming
marriage. Eunice is a former res-
ident of Port St. Joe and her
fiance is a resident of Panama
City.


Bay Street in Port S't. Joe. After"
the couple exchanges their vows,
a reception will immediately-.fol-
low. African attire is encouraged,..
All family and friends are cordial-,
ly invited.


The wedding ceremony will After the couple jumps the
be performed in traditional broom, symbolizing a life of car-.'
African style on August 28 at ing, sharing, and continuing to
6:00 p.m. develop the best of themselves in'
This cultural event will-take holy matrimony, Eunice and'"
. place outdoors on the lawn of Gary choose to reside in Panama'
Amy Shackleford located at 121 City.
Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Club, News
The Panhandle Piecemaker will be "hands on" activities so:
Quilt Club will meet at 7 p.m. on bring scissors, nredle arid;
Thursday, August 12, at St. thread. : i
James Episcopal hrch located Light refreshments will be
at 800 22nd Street in Port St. served and guests are cordially'--,
Joe. invited.
The August program, star "Sit'n Stitch" will be the'
decoration, will be presented by fourth Thursday of the month,
member Allayne McVan. There


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Bridal Registry for Missy Nobles and Eric Ramsey

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


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It's A Brother!


Katie Nobles is proud to
announce the birth of her baby
brother, Robert Austin. Austin
was born July 1st at 3:28 p.m. at
Gulf Coast Medical Center, weigh-
ing eight pounds, six ounces and
was 21 1/,4 inches long.
Proud parents are Kim and
Bobby Nobles of Port St. Joe.
Grandparents ,are Melita and
Howard, Davis of Overstreet and


Jan and Teedy Nobles of Port St.
Joe. '
Great-grandparents are
Rolland and Daisy Allen of Tall-
adaga, Alabama; Charles and
Pearl Davis of Jacksonville; Bill
and Betty Fleming, and Bob and
Mary Nobles, all of Port St. Joe.
Great-great-grandparents, are
J.D. and Beulah Fleming of Jay.


ACT for College Republican Party
Bound Students Holds Delegate


The ACT assessment college
entrance and placement' exam
will be administered September
25. The registration postmark
deadline is August 20. Late regis-
tration postmark deadline is
September 3 (an additional fee is
required for late registration).,
ACT assessment scores are
accepted by virtually all colleges
and universities in the nation,
including all the Ivy League, col-
leges. The cost is ($25 in Florida).
For '. more information,
including registration forms and
test locations, contact your high
school or register on line at ACT's
website-www.act.org

Free Trash Bags
,The City of Port St. Joe Public
Wolks Manager Terry McDaniel
hag announced the arrival of the
free recycling bags for the public.
To pick up your six-month supply
of free trash/recycling bags, stop
- q by the city warehouse, located on
10th Street,, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MILK Blvd.
Renovation
There will be a meeting at 6
p.m.. on July 29, at the
Washington Improvement
Groups' Teen Center, concerning
the renovation of Martin Luther
King Boulevard..
Representatives': from, the
U.S. Forestry Service. FAMU. and
the University of Florida will be
present.
All Interested residents are
asked to please give an hour of
your time to-this, worthy cause. If
you have any questions, please
contact Jenatta Rouse at 227-
1885.

Pte, Please.


Domestic
Violence
Campaign
SThe Salvation Army outreach
counselor in Gulf County may be
able to provide cellular phones to
victims of domestic violence. If a
victim qualifies as a recipient, he
or she will be given a phone pro-
grammed to dial 9-1-1 with the
touch of a button.
For more information on how
victims of domestic violence can
get protection in Gulf County,
refer to the "Step-by-Step .Guide
to the Injunction Process in Gulf
County," published by Legal
Services of North Florida.
These PSA's are sponsored
by the Governor's Task Force on
Domestic and Sexual Violence
and Legal Services of North
Florida, a tax-exempt, non-profit
organization that provides free
civil legal representation to eligi-
blp residents across 14 North
Florida counties.
The PSA's were produced by
RB Oppenheim Associates, a full-
service public relations, advertis-
ing, and marketing communica-
tions firm located in Tallahassee.
For more Information on
domestic violence, or the pro-
grams offered by Legal Services
of North Florida, call Mary Dekle
at 850/385-9007, extension 122


Selection Caucus
The Gulf County Republican
Party will' be holding its caucus
next week to select delegates for
the Florida Victory 2000 conven-'
tion to be held this fall. The cau-
cus will take place in the meeting
room at the Port St. Joe Public.
Library on Monday, August 2 at
7:30 p.m. If you are interested in
participating or simply want to
get involved in the local Republi-
can Party, call Lee Downer at
648-8874."
More than 3,000 delegates
from Florida will convene in
Orlando on October 8 and 9 to be
a part of the Florida Victory 2000
convention. Members of the Gulf
County Republican Party plan to
. be, a part of this special gather-
ing, -
ABC News will broadcast a
nationally televised forum during
the event in Orlando. All presi-
dential candidates are planning
to attend the convention. Several
nationally known figures will
lead seminars, training, and
panel discussions.
"This will be a great gather-
ing of Florida's Republican lead-
ers, and I cannot wait to be a
part of' it,"' said Gulf County
Chairman Lee Downer. "This will
be a glorious kick-off to our
statewide, grassroots campaign!"


Host Families Needed
for Exchange Students
The Cultural Academic
Student Exchange Program is
needing families of all types-
retired couples to single parent
families-to host an internation-
al son or daughter.
They have students arriving
from various countries-Brazil,..
Germany, Spain, Russia, Finland
and many others. You, can
choose a male or female, ages
from 15tol8, all -with various
interest and hobbies matched to
your family..
Students will be arriving
sometime in late August: with,
their .own spending, money for
clothes, entertainment and other.
expenses. The international stu-
dents will be attending your local
high school for either five or 10, "
months (first semester or acade-
mic year). They have their own
medical'insurance as well.
How families agree to provide
room and board and ;to include
them as"a family member. ALL,
STUDENTS SPEAK ENGLISH!
For more information please
call Joyce, toll' free, at Cultural
Academic Student Exchange,
877-846-5848. ,

Host PSJ Middle
School Orientation
Port St. Joe Middle School
will have an orientation for all,
sixth grade students ; and ,par-, Y
ents, as well as all new seventh
and eighth grade students 'and.',"'
parents. The orientation will be
Monday;, August 9th, from 9:00
until 11:00 a.m., ;,
Students and parents should
report to the 'Commons Area ati
the school. 'Tranxsportation will,,-'
be provided for bus students. If
you have any questions concerrn-
ing; bus routes, please call 227-'
1204.
This orientation will give stu-
dents and parents a chance to'
meet their teachers, walk
through their schedules, and
have questions and concerns
answered.
Students who attended Port
St. Joe. Middle School last year
will get their schedules on the
first day of school, August 10th.
Port St. Joe Middle School
will continue the same policy as.
last year concerning back packs.
Students may use any type back
pack, but they must be placed in
their locker .iwen>i.they ar.iyq- t
school. : .1 .. ,., ,',, ,i
The faculty and staff at :Port I
St. Joe Middle School look for- .
ward to meeting the new middle
schoolers on August 9th and see-
irng all students on Tuesday,
August 10th.

SJ Bay Committee
The meeting of the St.. Joe
Bay Commiltee scheduled for.: '
July has: been canceled. Mem-',
bers will be notified of the next ..
meeting date.


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Feel Like Chicke*n Tonight?


(DM)-The recipe for Oriental
Chicken Vegetables & Rice Entree is
ideal when you are busy but still
need to cook dinner for family or a
few friends. Whirlpool Corporation
home economists developed this
recipe to include instant rice and
canned chunk chicken, convenient
ingredients you can keep on hand..
Almost all the preparation can be
done ahead, keeping the cut-up veg-
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seasonings in another. Also, the rice
is cooked in advance and chilled..
Finally, all the cooking is done using
a microwave oven, speeding up


every step. Add a pair of chopsticks
and dinner is ready.
ORIENTAL CHICKEN
VEGETABLES & RICE
ENTREE
1V2 cups instant rice
IV2 cups water
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and
diced
1 cup (about 4 oz.) snow pea
pods, sliced into V2-inch pieces
3 green onions, thinly sliced


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2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons bottled ground
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1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
V2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 can (5 oz.) chunk chicken
in water, drained and broken
into small pieces
1. Combine rice, water and mar-
;arine in large glass bowl. Cover and
microwave at HIGH (100%) for 7'
minutes. Cool and chill at least 1
tour.
2. Combine oil and garlic in large'
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minute. Stir in carrot, peas pods,
ad onions. Microwave at HIGH for
minutes, stirring once.
3. Add soy sauce, ginger, vinegar,
agar and pepper. Stir in chicken and
roked rice.;
4. Cover and microwave at MEDI-
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roughly heated. Serve with addi-
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New Summer Love: Luscious Kiwi Custard


Celebrate summer! Enjoy the, fresh..
fruits of the season in a sensational
meringue custard that makes a star out
of dessert. .
Sweet slices of kiwi lend a bright
green color and a hefty dose of
vitamin. C to a mellow custard made
with the high-quality protein of eggs.
Hint: Keep this versatile custard recipe
"in your.hip pocket;" you'll find many
great uses for it.
Conveniently, both the creamy cus-
tard and the melt-in-your-mouth mer-
ingue can be prepared and refrig-
e' rated ahead. A few extra preparation
steps are needed, but take less time
that you might expect. You will
impress family 'and friends when you
assemble this luscious creation just
before serving.
'When kiwi isn't available, sliced
strawberries, peaches or any fruit
combination that captures your
imagination can be nestled between the
golden custard and' a cap of snowy
meringue. ,
For the next entertaining occasion
that arises, or when you just plain
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TAXES: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How Much


It has been said that the State
of Florida has a wonderful taxing
,system as long as the property
appraiser, taxing authorities
[county, cities, school board, and
special districts], and tax collector
are working in synchronization.
The property appraiser
assigns a value to real ,and per-
sonal property. That value is
based on comparable current
market values, appraisals of those
properties, and cost to construct
or purchase. "
"This can be a very complicat-
ed -process, but the State of
Florida helps simplify the process
somewhat by placing some strin-
gerit guidelines on how county
pr6oerty appraisers do their job.
Furthermore, the state compares
appraisals and values to similar
values around the state to help.
maintain statewide consistency of
thqse property values,
-Taxes, have nothing, and
everything, to do with those val-
ues. They are based on millage
rates adopted by the various
aforementioned taxing authori-
ties. One mill equals $1 per
$1,000 of property value.
'iLet's say your property is val-'
ued at $75,000; minus a home-
stead exemption credit of
$25,000, you have $50,000 worth
of taxable property.
Then. for example. 10 mills of
taxes would celculate-l0 mills
times 850,000 equals S500 tax
debt.
If your i property appraisal
increases in value by $10.000 dol-
lars, your new formula would be'
based on a charge of 10 mills
times S6Q.000. and now you
would pay S600 in taxes-unless.
i That's where something
called the rollback rate comes
irno play. Taxing authorities can
el ct to "hold the line". on the tax
revenues they generate by cutting .
village rates by the amount riec- :
essary to generate the same
agiount of money (your tax dol-
lars) as they did the previous year.
In this case, 10 mills times
$50,000 equals $500, and 8.33,
mills times $60,000 equals $500.
By lowering the millage rate 1.67
n-ills. property values have
increased, but that does not nec-
e sarily mean taxes will increase.
S'Any increase in property
appraisals equals a tax revenue
increase, unless taxing authori-
ties respond with a matching
decrease in milla e rates to equal
l te rollback rate o e
Preliminary Appraiser's
Report Up $78.6 Million
This year Gulf County's tax-
' able property values are up $78.6
m llion because of higher
a praised values; by Gulf County.
Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert. That increase is spelled
oit on his preliminary appraiser's
report to the. county's taxing
"aithorilies who then take the fig
ures to work out the details for
tLe upcoming budget year. :
During conversations with
Cplbert, he has explained that
b bachfront and bordering coastal
p -operty value increases account
fr a large portion of those addi-
ti mal property values. Another
n4ajor area of increase has been
derived from comparable sales.
If, as a property -owner, you
live in an area where real estate
has sold. and that, property has
appreciated" in" value -then your
property has probably also appre-
ciated in value.
I Property owners with home-
stead exemption are somewhat
pr tected by large property val-
ues. The State of Florida limits.
tjls group to taxable value
in treases of 3% or the amount of
th, cost of living index (1.6% last
ye r), whichever is less.
Those property value increas-
es result in a tax increase-if tax-
ing authorities do not roll back
m llage rates, or if the property
appreciates in value by an
( amount greater than the rollback
rate (as it has with some beach-"'
S front property).

Gulf County
: Commission Nor
\ school Board "Roll
Bck" In Preliminary
Budget Proposals
S| Both the Gulf County
COmmission and School Board
ar in the process of announcing
tentative budgets for the upcom-
ing fiscal year. ;L : /
.. The county's two largest tax-
ing authorities adopted, tentative
bridget figures last Thursday and
na4ther got close to reducing mill-
arates to the "rollback rate". .


In fact, the Gulf County
Commission set a tentative mill-
age rate of 7.5883 mills (the same
village rate as last year), while
thae "rollback rate" was 6.9067.
This figure will result in an overall
tax increase of $581,000, accord-
inr to County Clerk Benny Lister.
The Gulf Counity School
Board did make a slight millage
rate decrease from 8.00 mills last


year to 7.882 mills for a tentative
budget figure (its "rollback rate" is
7.281). The school board budget .
reflects a tax. increase of
$497,923, according to Finance
Officer Sissy Worley.
School Board Tentative
Budget Vote Passes 3-2
Neither group got the -full
support of their respective boards

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pave county roads, help -fund
water system improvements,
make much needed equipment
, purchases, and begin planning
for sewer expansion in the coastal
areas of the county.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
countered those needs, ? stating.
that secondary road funds would
be available next year to help wvith
the county's paving needs. He

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its public hearing on the proposed
','tentative budget and tax increase
for Tuesday, August 3rd, at 5:15
p.m. in the Gulf County School
Board meeting room, located at
150 Middle School Road in Port
St. Joe.
Both the school board and
county commission .will schedule
final public hearings in
'September after T.R.I.M. notices
Shave been received by property
owners, advising them of what
their proposed taxes are. The
county's tentative village rate
reflects an 8.8% ad valorem tax
increase, and the school board's
reflects a 7.62%. ad valorem tax
increase.
Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Budgets
The cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka are in the midst of
setting budgets for the upcoming
fiscal year also.
Port St. Joe Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis said in 'a phone inter-
view Monday that every effort was
being -made by the city board to
hold- the line on. village rates. in
spite of the' fact that taxable val-
ues are. down. $18.54' million,
within the city. She noted that it I
would require budget cuts to hold
millage rates steady.
Wewahitchka City Manager
Don Minchew said he expected
the board to work toward meeting
the millage: "rollback rate". The
City of Wewahitchka has cut its
village rate better than in half in
the five years Minchew has been
the city manager.
Last year's tax rate was at
2.47 mills, and the "rollback rate".
is 2.11 mills.
Both cities should set tenta-
tive budgets within the next sev-
eral days.


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for. the tentative budgets. The
school board narrowly passed "its
millage proposal by a 3-2 vote.
Board members Oscar Redd,
Charlotte Pierce, and David Byrd
favored the motion, while chair-.
man Caroline Norton and board
member Mary Pridgeon opposed.
Superintendent of Gulf
County Schools Jerry Kelley said
he recommended the board
approve the budget because, in
his opinion, it focuses the rev-
enues right back to the kids in the
schools.
j' "'He"sfated that-the majority of
'ihie increase in funds would go
into such projects as purchase of
computers and software, play-
ground equipment for Port St. Joe
Elementary School, vocational
equipment. the Wewahitchka
High School gy\m floor, a track
fieldhouse and softball field light-
ing for Port St. Joe High School.
Board member Charlotte
Pierce said she supported ilbe
budget recommendation by Supt.
Kelley and Finance Officer Worley,
'and the fact that the increased
funds would be going directly to
the students of Gulf County
schools. "I feel it's justified and it
does give some relief to the voters
of Gulf County," she said.
SBoard chairman Caroline
Norton disagreed, saying "I think
we have our obligation to the vot-
ers to spend as little as we can
during this economic crisis."
Mary Pridgeorn agreed with
Norton, pointing out that with the.
tremendous increase in property'
values the school board could
afford to cut millage rates back
further. She also noted that tax-
payers are paying a one-half cent
sales tax for school construction,
and that there is a considerable
carryover from last year's budget.
Finance Officer \'orley said
the school is getting less money
from the state this year, and that
carryovers are the result of
requests to hold back on spend-
ing because of economic uncer-
tainties. .
County Adopts Tentative
Budget 3-1
County commissioners faced
a very similar discussion to the
school's board as they debated
taking care of several projects and
.purchases or holding the line on
: spending..
County Clerk Benny Lister
.started the process during last
Tuesday's first budget workshop,"
.proposing a budget that was
:$225.,000 below the "rollback
rate".
S But, by the time the second
workshop was. over on Thursday
evening, the board had agreed to
a motion by Chairman Tommy
Knox taking the village rate to
7.5883 mills. This is the same as
last year's millage rate. [Knox
passed the chair to Commissioner
Billy Traylor to make the motion.]
Commissioners John Stanley,
Billy Traylor, and Chairman Knox
supported the motion, while
Commissioner Warren Yeager
opposed. [Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. was unable to attend
the,meeting.1
Chairman Knox said the
increased taxes are needed to


also pointed out that the county
has cut village rates every year
that he has been on the board.
"Thisis the first year we're
just looking for places to stick
money," he said.
Gulf County is in better, fiscal
shape than most counties its size.
Gulf County Clerk Benny Lister
reported that as of this week, the,
board has just under $5 million in
interest bearing savings funds.
During the board's regular
meeting Tuesday, a motion by.
Commissioner Peters to hold
another workshop on the budget
to reconsider, a one-half mill'
decrease was defeated 2-3.
Commissioners Peters and Yeager
voted in support.
Peters stated, "This. budget is
a misuse of taxpayers' money; we
can benefit from the surplus and
,give some tax relief."
g Commissioners Traylor and
Stanley and Chairman Knox con-
tinued to stick to their guns stat--
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-order to provide services to outly-
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from Page 1
Mr. Rummell gave some clues
to that future during his address
at the marina, but he went into a
little more detail during the get-
together early that morning.
"We're very sensitive to the
economic plight of Gulf County. .
. I wish I could wake up Monday
morning and we would have a
full-scale development under way.
"Don't expect another Disney
World either, but rather a real
estate development that will take
advantage of what's here, and the
kinds of thing people like to do
when they visit here, such as golf-


Hundreds of people gathered at the grand opening of the Port St. Joe Marina Saturday morning.
Shown in the photo above left is Cong. Allen Boyd. In the photo above St. Joe Company CEO Peter
Rummell, center, speaks with Billy Joe Rish, City Attorney, Rep. Bev Kilmer Mayor Frank Pate and Cong.
Allen Boyd, among others. In the photo upper right Rummell is assisted by Rep. Kilmer in the official
ribbon cutting ceremony. The photo at bottom shows MaKayla Ramsey enjoying a horseback ride at the
ceremony, with Jarrod Wester riding with her. Part of the crowd tours the ship's store.


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"Commercial development,
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Rummell said.'
In fact, the St. Joe Company.
is actively involved in helping
locate the recently announced
cruise dive ship manufacturing
plant along the .Intracoastal
Waterway.
Among the obstacles the com-
pany has to cross before it can
begin actual development are:
*move and re-route Highway
98 inland-a project that has
already been openly discussed;
*work out and address envi-
ronmental impact issues:
*utility needs;
*water and sewer provision;,
and, -
*other infrastructure needs..
"We're working pn all of these
issues," Rummell said.
Marina Is Beginning
Jerry Ray, St. Joe Company
Vice-President -of Communica-
tions, pointed out that one of the
things that makes the marina cer-
emonies such a big event is the
fact that it is one of just a few St.
Joe projects in the area that is
fully operational.
The company has announced
big plans for areas throughout the
Panhandle, but unlike the marina
project, most others are still in
their infancy.
Bruce Blomgren, of Brandy
Marine, said the site already has
commitments for over 50% occu-
pancy, and it has just barely got-
ten the doors opened.
During all the fanfare and cel-
ebration, the crowd seemed to
sense what Mayor Pate pointed.
out early in the ceremonies, "This
is just the beginning of great
things to come for Port St. Joe
and Gulf County."

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Local Educator Shares



In Improvement Process


Linda Whitfield of Wewa-
hitchka, a third grade teacher at
Wewahitchka Elementary School,
joined more than 9,000 other vot-
ing delegates in Orlando over the
Fourth of July weekend at the
National Education Association's
137th Annual Meeting.
The delegates came together.
to chart the course for NEA's new
leadership role in improving
teaching and learning in the
nation's public schools.
Currently, the organization has.
over; 2.4 million members;
NEA's Representative Assem-


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bly, which was held during the
4th of July weekend, also had
more than a week of NEA-spon-
sored conferences and meetings
addressing the nation's obliga-
tions to its 52 million school chil-
dren. Key note speaker was First
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NEA president Bob Chase led ;a
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environment for all students, on
teacher quality, and on ensuring
world class standards for student
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GCCC News

One Day Closure: Fall
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Gulf. Coast Community
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the Gulf/Franklin Center will be
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Registration for the fall
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Air Force Base on August llth
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All registration fees for the
fall semester must be paid by
August 13th. Students are
responsible for all fees due.
Advising and registration for
'the Gull/Franklin Center will be
held on August 16-17 from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m. (ET) Registra-
tion and drop/add will require
payment the same day.s,
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registration will be held on
August 18-20, from 8 a.m. until
6 p.m. Advising will be held in
faculty offices and registration in
the Lifelong Learning Conference
tCenter. Registration and
drop/add will require payment
the same day.
'Classes will begin, August
23rd. For further information,
call 872-3892.


Dr. Bill Truby and Terry Linton

Truby, Linton Are WHS' New


Principal and Vice-Principal


Dr. Bill Truby, Wewahiitchka
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pal has been named principal for
the 1999-2000 school year. upon
the retirement of'Larry Mathes.
Dr., Truby joined the adminis-
trative staff at WHS last year. He
comes to Gulf, County from,, an
extensive background in educa-
tion including eight years as a
teacher before his 16-year tenure
as a principal at a Christian
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administrative assistant at Bay
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Joining him in a new rank as
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the exception of last year, when he
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i t-,- pr.:..ii...n. i r. e -1 rind, Educau,..nal El.quin
V,.:r pr.nil.itiung dis rnminar,.:.n in .admi .'ior
,Templo-meim iand u-teaurient S:iu[denLi- Tie pr.
-l:. I:I J.li a.t are in comc.iaJ-,e -ih al
F-.efal r'ful.auojr,a 5pacilicall, ihe Fl,:rila
EL.clu,:,nLJ Equiqn Aci t- aie N.,: peri.:.n ir, h-
-re :rill ,:.n Iithe b-ai :.l care rau.rnal oiriin
har.di_,.p or. i i ;J .i ,jiu te ey ,:l uded Ir..-r.
parnjiipau., in r.e enied &e tL-enefiti. .r l'l or
.-.:,-ic i-' ,.r ,:I.i:o-, ir, 1A in ; n, eM l..TI Cril ii:.ndl
U...r, .,f -.ct,]l:U.:e c..-lduc[i d b, public edLaclau:r
il u, ul au..r, enj.:is rnce,.i-. r .: t i n l'-r i i r.:.m f,. r
al dlr state financial' assistance." (Sectior
2: -0 2 1:: F.S.)
,Any violations of the provision of the Act
should be reported to:
Charles T. Watson :
Director of Support Services
Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road
ldrt St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone (850) 229-8256'or (850) 639-2871
iThe School Board has adopted a grievance
procedure to resolve complaints of discrimination.
A copy of this procedure is available In each school
office, and in the Office of trhe Supenirendern.t :
Schools which is locatec a I',50 Middle Sr,.,iol
Roadi:Port St. Joe, FL. Mrrtr.ers of the empl,.ee,
bargaining unit may use the contract grievance
procedure referring to Article VIII, Section 2;'
Itc. July 29, 1999.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
;'Notice is hereby given of intention to apply .to
the 2000 Session of the Florida Legislature for pas-
sage pfan act for the relief of Elizabeth Linton, per-
sonal *representative of the estate of. Harold
Armstrong, providing an appropriation to .compen-
sate the personal representative for the wrongful
deatl of Harold Armstrong due to an accident
which occurred on November 11. 1994 at the Five
Points Landfill. in Gulf County. Florida.
Vined Burner
110 Eglin Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850)1243-4227
FL Bar No.: 407178
Attorney for Plaintiff
July 23. 1999
Itc. July 29. 1999.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Martha R. Polan,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and ydar of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 62 Application No. 99-02
Year of Issuance: .1998 R.E. No. 00731-800
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Commence at a concrete monument marking the
Northwest corer of the Southwest Quarter of
Section 18, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf
County, Florida and run S0043'07"W, 774.06 feet
to an iron bar, then S89*47'25"E. 898.29 feet to an
iron bar: then continue S89*47'25"E, 67.50 feet to
the East boundary line of the 66 foot wide right of
way for State Road No. 71; then N1429'W,
(Bearing Base) along sald East boundary line
2174.01 feet to a concrete monument: then leav-
ing said East boundary line run N89'57'41"E,
along the North boundary line of the apparent
maintained right of way for Forehand Road 939.75
feet to an iron bar; then N89'30'31"E, along said
North boundary line 224.73 feet to an iron bar and
the Point of Beginning. From said Point of
Beginning, continue N8930'31"E along said
Nortliboundary line 208.50 feet; then leaving said
North boundary line NOO"29'29"W, 208.50 feet to
an Iron bar; then S8930'31"W, 208.50 feet to an
iron bar; the S0029'29"E, 208.50 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
THE [GRANTEE(S) OF THE LAST DEED OR
RECORD ARE: Edward King
Name in which assessed: Edward King and
Shirley.
All of said property being In the Gulf County,
State, of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described In such certifl-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00,
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 1st day of
September, 1999.


Dated this 26th day of July, 1999.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
CGUTLF COUNTY. FLORIDA
B s Rebecc L. orris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, July 29, and August 5, 12 and 19, 1999.
Public Ntise
On July 12. 1999 D" P Media License of
Panama City. Inc.. licensee of radio aii u:rn
WEBZ(FM), Port St. Joe, Florida. filed iLth th-
Federal Communications Commiission an applica-
iLon c-aekint tin Com.Truir,'_, co -,: [ i r the
ai-ncnIknt ut the \'TBZ Ii. eri,. '1: io, ..c Lito er.".-
of Loui ille il. inc EBZ c.parai.c- o. 93 5 Mi-tZ
Tre ..ithcar, director a J nd ihareh,:ld.l' ; uv ,r,i


percent or greater interest in D P Media License of
Panama City, Inc. are Devon and Roslyck Paxon.
The officers and directors of greater of Jacor
Licensee of Louisville, II. Inc. are Randy Michaels,
Rouct L.a.T'?,N'. MNrh r1j, F- c.iR.u-adll ,I Na ;.Ua 1'
Crr..al Jer..-rre K'c-urnc Herbeirn hdll KenrnnLh
Wyker, and Lowry Mays. Through a series of com-
panies, Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is the
ultimate parent of Jacor Licensee of Louisville, II.
Inc. Lowry Mays and Putnam Investments, Inc. are
the ,,Ia ir,.c:,,l,]l- ir, Cl-:ir Cnannel
. C.:rr, u.I ':uO.,n, inr,: ,n.:..:araT -.-- er- in e p.r"
c-rnt :,1 L :. m ,:'ip ri, l-ihi cI
A copy of the application, amendments and
related materials are on file for public inspection at
the WEBZ office on Long Avenue Extension, Port
St. Joe, Florida,.
2tc, July 22 and 29, 1999.


FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
Proposed Flood Elevallon Determinations for
!t Various Communities In Gulf County, Florida
AGENCY: Fedeil LEmrgcnc., Management Agency
ACTION: Pr:-d e 'u .
SUMMARY:
Technical inl-..rmiu.:nr ..r c. unri-ra c.- .-.i,li. d ,n ,ir, e cr.:. T:.3d T ladill.d e. -t e (1'. annual ch.,nr.e)
11:..: ele juonr, sh,..n in ir prer-irimrr, .lrd- iniorarn:, lu.ii: .-ind Fl:,d i.. u ariurce RSle Map- i:r the
C-.,T.imunmues' liedj i tr the rible t,"l.. The uase flood elevations are the basis for the floodplain management
measures that each community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already In effect in order
to qualify-or remain qualil ed lf1r pI-aruci|m,.. ri in tr.e.Natiinal Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
DATES:
The pen.:d 1.:,c c..-mimren ill t.-e ariir-i',: 1 1 I.:.I.I:. n th, t.:.:.nd ,uL., -u ,.:.r ..1 these proposed
rules in a ne..- -paper.:.l local circulauun
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ,
The federal Emergenr, a, a i vmrin .Ae, -cYr, gives notice of the proposed determinations df base flood
elei au0n1 in ac.-or:.dancic air- secu.t-,n Ir, ..I .,I flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-234), 87
Stai 9m0 ahich .added 5e,.:u.nr, I _'r'. r t-'e r.i.urnal Flood insurance Act of 1968 (Title XIII of the Housing
and Urban-, De clopmrenir i of 1968 (Pub. L. 90-448)).: 42,U.S.C: 4001-4128. r-I 44-1 CER 4131
These'elevations, lagether with the floodplain management measures required by Section 60.3 of the
program regulations,, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean the commu-
nity must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management require-
irreni-t- The :uc.irInEri maii at aiu% iIrme enact Ut->: i Ur rrequireimi-flnt :.r. ii,. :--.Tt ,r pursuant to policies estab-
li'shJd c ,:.i-,er ftelci Stie cr re..arnJal erruues These pr..-pC.ra m.:..lu del .,au,,r, a will also be used to cal-
cutiaii th-,e apprpa.ritle 1:l inrurino preimtiu rart ; i.:,r trLe rir iijlaing anrid their contents and for the sec-
cnd, layer :.l. irn uran- e .:,i ,aung t.uilding.s and t'hi-ir o rt nir n
Fu iuira l,:,' the pr-'laini ..f i': O- i.i the .:i.iri-i:, .i :toi ,,nc.m authority has been delegat-
ed t., tre Dliector f.,ar.ld Emerrc-rc, MPIainrgem;n .rg'rn.:,. herett, cienjulle- Llthe proposed modified flood
elceu,',n dea eririnau-nr i f,11 ,T pfmulgi-,dI .nil ni ia.e :a -ignli>i,,:'i ecor--orric impact on a substantial num-
ber of small entities. A flood elevation determination under Section 1363 forms the basis for new local ordi-
rninc-e thkich if adopted b, a l.:,:lij o:rrui.,nir, .111 er fuuT',e :,.n-,r-u,:u,:.n aiJthiin the floodplain area.
i.' e-it miJ:'n ,eLrcrr-ir.iu,.nrs h:.-e- e"r imp:.e' r... rif(lnhu.:.r unl ,-a lri.1 unrul -tre I.. community voluhtar-
ild.:,p_ ilo,.dplain ord,-.anrice in ac,:,rd ,in, rc u l a.Jari, E 1 rIn :,i r.ir.ac,'~es ;e adopted in compliance
ith Federad it -.idd-d t- eit' u,.-rn prc-:nt-.i h:-,. l-ith i to ruild in Ue ll.:dpair, an do not prohibit devel-
c.pmeni h.j thiLhi. Lauon :,nly formrin ,e i .i is i.:.r iur. l--.al c r,r it Lrp'-:e. n: ne.v.requirement; ofitself
it nas no econiricc inpaClt
Lessees and owners of real property in the following, communities, are encouraged to review the pre-
liminary Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps and to submit comments to the appropri-
ate community representatives as listed i:,l.:.. Fropi:,.-al ae lii. d -Il, au.:.i .:'.. J,:, .. i : !:,ur.J iudled in
detail are shown on the flood profilesIn ue r lu,', Te pr,:,.1 ,l r:,ill'l.:,:Ii Iae I'l.,,.-.-- el_.au:.n i'e as follows:
*Elevation in
feet (NGVD)
Community Name and Source of Flooding Existing Modified
City of Port St. Joe
St. Joseph Bay:
At intersection of 11th Street and Palm Boulevard None *8
Approximately 250 feet west of intersection of C,:.rirnu.:.r, rn e and 14th Street *10 *12
At intersection of 16th Street and Long Avenue '7 *8
Shallow flooding:
Approximately 200 feet southeast of intersection of Fourth Street and Woodward Avenue *10 *8
Maps available for inspection at the Port St. Joe Chamber of Commerce. 105 West 4th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
Send comments to The Honorable Frank Pate. Jr., Mayor of the City of Port St. Joe, 305'Cecil G. Costing, Sr.,
Boulevard. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Unincorporated Areas of Gulf County
Gulf of Mexico:
Approximately 0.47 mile southeast of intersection of Highway 30 East and Sunset *6 *8
Avenue
Approximately 500 feet southwest of intersection of Interstate 98 and Fourth Street *10 *16
Approximately 250 feet east along Highway 30 of crossing of Highway 30 pver None '7
Mopey Bayou
St. Joseph Bay:
Approximately 1,000 feet east along Airport Road from its intersection with 7 8
Highway 30
At intersection of Jackson and Madison Streets None *8
Approximately 500 feet east of intersection of Highway 30 and Country Club Road *9 *12
Maps available for inspection at the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 147. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
Send comments to Mr. Tommy Knox. Chairman of the Gulf County Board of Commissioners, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
*National Geodetil.Vertical Datum
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief
Hazards Study Branch
Mitigation Directorate
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 646-3461
2tc, July 29 and August 5, 1999.


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Corcementacti1ittes


(Sheriff's Beat)

HOME GARDENING REAPS ONE
ARREST FRIDAY
According the Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen, last
Friday, July 23rd, Deputy Greg
Myrick responded to information
he received that Glenn Semmes
had some marijuana growing
behind his home on Old: Transfer
Road in Wewahitchka.
The deputy went to his home
and observed several plants grow-
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plain view. A total of 11 plants
were seized.
After the plants were located,
a search warrant was served on
Semmes' home and through its
execution an additional small
quantity of marijuana was found
inside the residence.
Semmes, 47, was charged
with cultivation of marijuana and
possession of less than 20 granims
of marijuana. He was taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
ARREST MADE IN BATTERY CASE
James 'Ritchie, 23, was
arrested in Nashville, Tennessee
on charges of aggravated battery
for an incident which occurred
last July on St. Joe Beach.
SItis alleged that Ritchie hit a
young Georgia man in the head
_ wita beer bottle, causing the
man's skull to be fractured.
Ritchie, a Tennessee resident,
was released on a $5,000 bond.
ATV INJURY LANDS IN HOSPITAL
On Saturday, July 24th, at
approximately 1:30 a.m., Gulf
County deputies and ambulance
personnel responded to a vehicle
crash beneath the Highland View
bridge.
Deputy Bobby Plair was the
first to respond and found Freddie
Hicks, of Highland View, lying on
the ground. First aid was immedi-

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quickly transported to Bay
Medical Center.
Hicks' injuries were sustained
as he was apparently riding hi!
four-wheeler over some rock pileE
beneath the bridge structure
when he lost control, flipping thi
four-wheeler, which struck him ii
the head.
As of The Star press time
Hicks was still in Bay Medics
Center listed in serious condition
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULl
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, ly 20th-Georg
Thrasher, 37, W/M, of Port St
Joe, violation of early release fror
prison; Archie Sh'ackleford, 41
B/M, of Port St. Joe, child sup
port; and Madison D. Martin, 22
W/M, of Port St. Joe, violation o
community control (utterin
forged instruments).
Friday, July 23rd-Jame
Causey, 49, W/M. of Wewahitch
ka, driving under the influence.
Saturday. July 24th-
Armond Harris, 38. B/M, of Por
St. Joe, disorderly conduct.


PSJPD Report

A DRIVE To A DRUG BUST
William L. Hinson, Jr., 27, o
Mexico Beachf, was arrested o01
Tuesday, July 20th, at approxi
mately 1:05 p.m., by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer Russel
Burch for possession of cannabis
(less than 20 grams) and druj
paraphernalia.
According to information
received, a traffic stop was initiate
ed due to an obscured temporary
tag in the rear window. Through
further investigation, Office:
Burch found the cannabis and
rolling device. Hinson was arrest
ed without incident and trans
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
NABBED FOR FORGERY
Nicole S. Rivers, 27, of Gul
'County, was arrested ox
Wednesday, July 21st, at about
10:00 p.m., lby Officer Jamec
Norris for forgery and uttering
forged instrument. Rivers wa:
taken into custody without inci
dent and transported to the Gul
County Jail.
WAYWARD JUVENILE FOUND
Just after 3 p.m., or
Thursday, July 22nd, Officer RosE
Yowell arrested a, 16-year-oh
juvenile on active warrants fo
violation of community control.
According to information oi
record, the juvenile was placed or
community control on Decembe
1, 1998, for two counts of
lewd/lascivious act upon a child.
The juvenile violated hif
community control by failing t(
perform the required public ser
vice work, by having unsuper
vised contact with a child, and b
failing to complete his education
PICKED UP ON WARRANT
Michael L. Cox, 42, of Port SI
Joe, was arrested on July 22nd
near 9:30 p.m., by Officer Ros
Yowell on an active warrant fo
passing. worthless checks.,
A HASTY MOVE TOWARD ARREST
Friday, July 23rd, at approxi
mately 11:30 a.m., Allen B. Levy
34, of Panama City, was arrested
by Officer Russell Burch for dri
ving while his license was sus
perided or revoked.
According to the report or
file, Levy was traveling at approx
imately 50 ,m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h
speed zone, and a traffic stop was
initiated. Further investigation
revealed that Levy's driver's
license was suspended. He was
placed under arrest and trans
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
MISSED HIS COURT DATE
Steve D. Gibson, 27, of Por
St. Joe, was arrested on. Jul3
23rd, at approximately 4 p.m., b3
Sergeant Troy Simmons on ar


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s active warrant for failure to
y appear.
According to information
d received, Gibson failed to appear'
s in court on July 6th in regard to
s an aggravated battery charge.
e Gibson was taken into custody
e without incident and transported
n to the Gulf County Jail.
JUVENILE HEADED DowN THE
WRONG ROAD-ARRESTED
Sunday, July 25th, at about
" 11:40 a.m., Officer James
F Stephens arrested a 17-year-old
juvenile for possession of alcohol
e under the age of 21 and posses-
sion of cannabis (less than 20
n grams).
I, According to arrest records,
- the juvenile's vehicle was
Z, observed running a stop sign and
ff a traffic stop was initiated.
g Further investigation revealed
that the juvenile was. in posses-
s sion of alcoholic beverages) and
_ in possession of a controlled sub-
stance.
_ The juvenile was arrested and
rt later released to his uncle. Officer
Russell Burch assisted in the
arrest.
WHAT'S THE. PSJPD BEEN UP
To LATELY? .
The Port St. Joe Police activi-
ty report for June shows that.the
department answered 358 calls,
f made 14 misdemeanor cases, and
nine felony cases-82% of these
- cleared by arrest.
e The officers issued five crimi-
1 nal traffic citations, 31 citations
s for traffic infractions, and 71
g warning citations. The depart-,
ment also investigated eight traf-
n fic crashes resulting in approxi-
mately $10,550 in damages being
reported.
Dh During the course of the
r month, officers performed a total
a of 163 hours on foot patrol.
From January though June,
- the department answered 2,174
calls, made 78. misdemeanor
cases and 46 felony cases-76%
f cleared by arrest. Its .officers
n issued 53 criminal traffic cita-
t tions. 155 citations for traffic
s infractions and 412 warning cita-
a tions.
s During the six month period,
the PSJPD investigated 61- traffic
f crashes resulting in, approximate-
ly $106,780.00 in damages. and
three injuries were reported.
Officers also performed 1,002
n hours on foot patrol.


WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
JULY 19TH TO 25TH
During the last week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered. 95 calls for service,
investigated one burglary, two
assaults, and four thefts.
During the same period, offi-
cers of the Mexico Beach Police
Department investigated one traf-
fic crash involving no injuries and
resulting in $1,000 in property



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damages.
The officers of the department
made three arrests throughout
the week:
*Richard M. Greenway, of
Worthington, Kentucky, was
charged by Ptlm. Burt Himmer
with driving under the influence
on Saturday, July 24th.
*Rhonda R. Cartwright, of
Bethel Springs, Tennessee, was
charged with battery-domestic
violence by Ptlm. Burt Himmer on
Sunday, July 25th.
*Also on Sunday, James L.
Cartwright, also of Bethel
Springs, was charged with disor-
derly conduct within a licensed
establishment.

Adult School
Registration
Adult school registration for
day or evening classes will be held
on Tuesday, August 10 from 8:30
until 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 until
8:00 p.m. Registration and class-
es will be held in the building for-
merly known as the Head Start
Building located next to the
ambulance building..
This is an open entrance-
open exit-free program. Anyone
who would like to obtain a high
school diploma or prepare for the
O.E.D. is encouraged to come.
For further information, con-
tact Charles Fortner 639-9292..


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and membership will meet in reg-
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WIG Teen Center. The meeting
will start at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

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SENIOR CITIZENS

GULF COAST HEARING AID
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offering to anyone 55 and older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
; \people seem to, mumble or you
ask people to repeat what they
h: ave said, come see us at:


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Hearing Aid Specialist

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in
the area. Come in and try our service!
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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, Sr. 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,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999 PAGE 11A


Outdoors in the

Panhandle
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Associanion


A beautiful sight was afforded
early risers in Mexico Beach this
past Saturday morning. Dozens of
sailboats circled lazily around,
cautiously avoiding the encroach-
ing sandbars, preparing to tack
towards the starting point at the
old Mexico Beach pier.
The boats were racing to the
new marina in St. Joe to help cele-
brate its grand opening. As the
-horn signalled the race's begin-
ning, this small flotilla of boats,
with sails unfurled and full, began
a race from the old to the new.
The "Dog Days" of August are
upon us, and anglers are beating
the heat by fishing early and late.
In freshwater, Johnny Paul at
Dead Lakes Sportman's Lodge
says the bream fishing is very
good. The hickory worms are drop-
ping, and this has the bream in a
frenzy.
Fly-fishing has been the
favorite method of catching these
big bream, and the hot fly right
now is the B&B Bug-a fly handtied
by John Chambliss:ofWewa. Get a
handful of them if you can. The
bass fishing is fair early and late,
says Paul, on topwaters.
S Catflshing is good now also, 'either
-day or night. Earthworms on rod &
reels are catching lots of small cats
in the 1/2 pound size-just right
for frying whole.
In the bay, Eckley Sander at,
Presnell's says the big news, right"
now is the redfish. Large schools of,
reds have taken up residence near.
; the end of St. Joe Point about 1/4
mile from the tip. The concentra-
': tion seems to hold near where the
tree-line starts. Guides out of
Presnell's are getting 40 to 50 fish
a trip, and the majority are too big
5 7W'. "


to keep.
On the gulf side of the Cape,
beyond the lighthouse, trout
anglers are getting limits from the.
surf with an occasional redfish.
Back in the bay, menhaden
minnows under corks have pulled
some trout out from around Pig's
Island. Scalloping continues in! full
swing, and Sander suggests the
banks 'in shallower water. The
scallops are in the thick grass and
are more difficult to find, but 'the
size of the scallops make the
search worth it.
The Spanish are back in excel-
lent numbers along the beaches.
From the 'Mexico Beach Canal
down to Toucan's was the hotspot
this : weekend. King fishing has
also improved some this week. The
old box-car site did well as were
some of the artificial reef-ball sites.
Free-lined live baits produced the
bigger kings.
Bottom fishing is still good,
and, in addition to the dependable
snappers and grouper, some really
big triggerfish have been boated.
The regatta of sailboats leaving
Mexico Beach was truly a beautiful
sight. The photos, though, were
hard to capture because the end of
the pier where the starting point
was located has been boarded'up
and abandoned. The boats also
had to stage-up way off the beach
to avoid the, encroaching sandbars
*that are choking the canal-the
lifeline of this, small coastal com-
munity.
The irony of the scene was not
lost to the few residents who had
awakened early enough to witness
the start of this race--a race into a
new day, into a new marina, into a
new millennium.

A A A A E"MI


St.dJ oe AAA All


Stars In*"Final 4"


Port- St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball's AAA (10 and Under) All
Star tournament team is well on
its way to becoming state champi-
ons! After a somewhat rocky start
Sunday (drew Saturday's bye),


i Dixie Boys Are.
Defeated at State
According to information
.* received, the Port St. Joe Dixie
Boys 13-year-old team has been
eliminatede from competition in,
the Florida state tournament this
week.:. Reportedly, the team was
defeated by Capital City
(Tallahassee) .14-1 on Saturday,
and suffered its second loss on
Sunday to Bellview by a score of
1.11-1. *

Hazardous Materials
Awareness Level Training
The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red' Cross, the
Apalachee' Regional Planning
Council and District, IJ Local
Emergency Planning Committee
are sponsoring Hazardous
Materials Awareness Level
Training.
The course is a three hour
video based program intended to
introduce the participant to the
concepts of hazardous materials
emergency response. This course
,helps meet the minimum haz-
ardous materials.. training
requirements of OSHA 29 CFR
7 1910.120(q) and EPA 40 CFR
311 for persons who are likely to
discover a hazardous materials
release.
Pre-registration is required
for this free course. If you have
<, any questions please call the
Disaster Services Office in
Tallahassee at 878-6080,
This course will be offered at
the Franklin County Emergency
Management Office in Apalach-
Icola on August 19th at 9:00
a.m.. 1:00 g.m. and 6:00 p.m.
This course ill also be offered in
Tallahassee And'Marianna.
To register for this free
course. please call the Disaster
Service' voice mail in Tallahassee
at 894-6741.
"Nutritional

Workshop

August 4th
There will be a FREE nutri-
tional workshop, open to the pub-
lic, on Wednesday, August 4, at
6:30 CT-5:30 ET, held at the
Cypress Fitness Center on Route
71 North, Wewahitchka. The
workshop is-entitled "Herbs and
Your Health" and is sponsored in
part by Cypress Medical and
Fitness Center and The Vitamin
Lady. Everyone is invited to
attend, especially anyone inter-
ested in herbs and how they are
SUsed to promote good health.


In the photo above, Dr. Vincent Ivers and a former student
are anxious to join the troop of medical and clerical personnel
performing physical examinations of Gulf County student-ath-
letes andkindergartners.
Below, Dr. Abdus Khan is shown following a physical on two
children p:cparing them for the upcoming school year.


Plan on School Physicals


The summer is corning to a. ''. physical free of charge:.
close and that means back to Exam dates and 1oca
school. For many students it also are: August 3rd at 'Wexahit
means the start of athletic sea- '"; High School and August 5i
son. School' physical examina- the Gilf' County Health De
tions are required lor the youth i ment. Physicians participate:
to: participate in various -: the program include Dr. Ma
extracurricular activities. Area i..' der Ajit, Dr. Abdus Khan, an
doctors and physician assistants ; Vincent Ivers among others.
are volunteering to provide the ,


tions
chka
th at
part-
ng in
alvin-
d Dr.


Registration for


Youth Soccer Is Set


losing their first game 9-0 to
Spring Hill, the players and
coaches buckled down and began
forging their- way through the
losers' bracket.
Monday night St. Joe defeat-
ed the host team Okeechobee 9-1
and added another ictorv
T, eslday evening witb.a inal.scorv ,
of 6-4 in a return battle against
Spring Hill.
As of press time, four. teams
remained in the running for the
state championship; all were
scheduled to compete Wednesday
night.
Two 6:30 p.m. (ET) match-
ups were slated-Port St. Joe ver-
sus Bellview National (Wildwood)
and MT-rtle Grove (Pensacoldaarea)
versus Avon Park. Only Myrtle
Grove has reached this point.
.without a loss.
Wednesday's winners will face
off on Thursday night in a cham-
pionship game-and Friday night,
if necessary.


FLATHEAD CATFISH CLASSIC

Friday, August 20 Saturday, August 21, 1999
Apalachicola River Gaskin Park (End of Road Landing) Wewahitchka, Florida
24-hour event (4 p.m. CST, Friday 4 p.m. CST, Saturday)
SPONSORED BY THE Wewa Employee's Club and Wewa Search & Rescue
GRAND PRIZE
,A brand new truck Worth approximately $32,000
and a boat, motor and irapler worri appx. $8,000!
Break the State Flathead Catfish Record* (SEE RULES) and win your choice of a 4-wheel
drive Pickup Truck plus your choice of one of several beautiful boats with motor and trailer
TOTAL GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE WORTH APPX. $40,000!!!
*NOTE: If the state record is broken more Inan once in the tournament the grand prize
will be award to the individual who holds the record at' the end of the tournament. Prize
award is subject to passing lie detector test.
Cash prizes include:
Largest.fish $1,000--2nd Largest Fish $500--3rd Largest Fish $300- -4tn largest Fish
$200--5th Largest Fish $100-Boat with most pound a. rage S200
Plus, drawings for several merchandise prizes & complimentary tournament caps to all
competitors.
BONUS PRIZE: Fishermen participating in the Blounstown, Bristol and Wewahitchk'a
flathead fishing tournaments will be eligible for a $600 prize This prize will be awarded
to the fisherman with the most poundage caught between the three tournaments com-
bined., .
-ALL PRIZES GUARANTEED**
ENTRY FEE: $45/person (First 150 registrants receive 10 free bream for bait)
CONTACT: .Wewahitchka Employee Club (850) 639-2605
Jerri Linton, night (850) 639-5640
Ricky McMillion (850) 639-5171
Don Minchew day (850) 639-2605 or'n-grr 850) 639-347-1
REGISTRATION: Pre-register & avoid the rush at the tournament! Mail .the attached registra
tion form to: Ermpio)ee's Club or Wve.ar,,ircria PC) Bo.: '
Wewahitchka, Florid 3'-46. '':'u mrr, register me da., of ine tournament
(Friday, Aug 20) beginning at 9 a.m. until 2 a.m. Saturda:,CST and agqin
on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 6 a.m. to 12 noon at Gaskin 'Park Ena ot road
landing).
Wewa Search & Rescue will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cold drinks
and goodies at the tournament.
Prize drawings and awards celebration willbe held at 6:00 PM. at ine Gaskin Park Landing.
Each Fisherman will recieve a complimentary ticket in the dra.ring ai registration, plus for
every 10-punds of flathead catfish caught an additional ticket will be entered in the drawing!

FLATHEAD CATFISHING WORKSHOPS PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT
(BEGINNING AT 2 P.M. ON FRIDAY, AUG. 20)

THIS TOURNAMlENT IS SANCTIONED & DIRECTED BY THE
National Catfishing Association


.. are interested in sponsonng a
Steam, please call Margaret Ellmer
,at 227-7280 or Sandy Pope at
229-8018 or 227-7314.


Port St. Joe Youth Soccer is
now registering players for the
1999 season!
Returning players may regis-
ter b; cl.nIig th.ejI9jorig: quder
age six; Sarnd Pope at 229-8101
or 227-7314; under age eight:
Bill Mahan at 229-9739: under
,age 10: Margaret Ellmer at ,229-
7280; underage 12: Man Gibson
at 229-8183; under age 14 and
16, Margaret Ellmer at. 227-
7280.


Registration for new players
will be held Saturday, August 14,
from 9 a.m. until '12 p.m. at the
offices of the Shoreline Medical '
Group. Registration -fees are ,
$45.00 for players in the Under h-
ages six, eight, and 10 groups
Sand $50.00 in the Under ages 12,
14, and 16 groups.
If you have any questions or


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Thanks Sponsors
Tri City Intensity 14-under
girls softball team would like to
thank their sponsors, whose gen-
erous contributions helped to
make their season a successful
one. .
Sponsors include: Capital
City Bank; Citizens Fedei-al
Savings Bank; Costin Insurance;
'Jimmy Costin; Daniels Service
Co., Inc.; Jessie B. duPont Foun-


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dation; Gulf Diesel; Commission-'
er Tommy. Knox; Prudential Re-
sort Realty of St. George Island;
Ralph Roberson, CPA; St. Joe
Natural Gas Co.; St. Joe Paper-
makers Federal Credit Union; St.
Joe Timberland Co.; Tapper, Inc.;
VFW Post No. 10069; and Com-
missioner Warren Yeager.
The team would also like to
extend a special thanks to their.
coaches, Mark Lyle and Billy
Danley.


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Local Athletes in World Series Championship
The Panama City Indians 16- The Indians roster 11 players Blake Rish, and Brandon Jones) (Marianna), Blake Balkcom (Chip-,
under Dizzy Dean team has a from six different high schools in and one from Port St. Joe (sopho- ley), Jarod Rackley and Eric
spotless 3-0 record thus far in the the Panhandle; including two more Jacob Tankersley). Johnson (Blountstown), and.
1999 Dizzy Dean 16-under World freshmen and one sophomore Other members of the team Bailey Jackson and Chris Strap-
Series being played this week in from Wewahitchka (Philip Hall, are Alan Horne and Jeff Mathis pel (Rutherford).


Soutnaven, Mississippi.
The Indians are representing
the state of Florida, having
stormed through the state tour-
nament in Pensacola recently
with a 5-0 record. The team fields
an explosive offense and strong
pitching staff which have helped ,.
them succeed in both tourna-
ments,
On Saturday, the Indians
took the diamond in their first
.tourney outing against Walker
County, Alabama claiming a 12-3
victory..
After, being rained out
Sunday, their second game on
Monday led to another command-
ing win-9-1 over Philadelphiai,
Mississippi.
L9te Tuesday night. the
Indians forged ahead into a berth
in Thursday's championship
game by defeating Cincinnati,
Ohio 7-0. They will face the win-
her of the Wednesday night loser's
bracket Paris, Tennessee versus
Cincinnati match-up.
There was reported to be as,
many as 27 teams competing in
this year's Dizzy Dean World
Series.


St. Joe Major Leaguers


Join Parade to State


Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
League, along with sports fans in
the .community, will bid farewell
and good luck to yet another
state-bound tournament team-
the District IV Major League
Champions. St. Joe's team
claimed the title last Friday night
at the climax of a six-team district
tourney in Bayou George.
: Tournament Conclusion
In last Wednesdav's action,
Wewahitchka eliminated Callaway
with a 5-3 victory to advance to
the play-off round.
Johnny Jones and Steve Peak
pitched three innings each in the
winning effort. Jones struck out
one, walked two, and gave .up
three runs on four hits. Peak gave
up no hits, walks or runs, and
picked up two strike-outs.
Brandon Skipper led all hit'-


ters with four RBI off of his first
grand slam home run and a sin-
gle. He was followed by Steve Peak .
with a double, and Will Strange,
Josh Pitts, and Johnny Jones,
with a single apiece.

Ii the nightcap Wednesday,
Port St. Joe picked up a key victo-
ry over Franklin County with a
seventh Inning 3-2 win. Following
the game, St. Joe's good fortune
rose when Manager Travis Burge
drew the bye for Thursday's semi-,
final game. They advanced direct-
ly to the championship.
Starting on the hill for'St. Joe
was Travis Burge. He continued
for five innings (reaching the tour-
ney maximum allowed) during
which he fanned nine batters and
allowed two runs on two hits and
no walks.


Garrett Garland entered in,
relief, and with the support of
solid defense, continued to hold
the Franklin County batters. He
struck out two, walked one, and
gave up one hit.
'St. Joe's three hits included a'
double off the bat of Zach'
Williams, and singles by Bart
Lowry and Daniel Welch.
On Thursday, Wewahitchka
was defeated and eliminated by:
Franklin County with a final score ,
of 5-3.
%Will -Strange started on the'
mound and allowed one run onr
one hit. Josh Pitts entered in
relief in the second and completed.
the game striking out six, while,'
allowing four runs on two walks
and nine hits.
Wewa's batters were led by,
Pitts with two ,'singles and
Brandon Skipper with a double.'
Strange, Steve' PFak, Trannon
Myers, and Justin Suber each
added a single.
Port St. Joe defeated Franklin
.County Friday night in a heated
9-3 battle to win the district
championship and earn a berth,
on the state championship. All
the pieces of the puzzle came
together as the St. Joe All Stars
played with solid pitching sup-
ported by good defense and con-'
sistent hitting.
Garrett Garland hurled from
the start of the game, striking out
seven, while allowing three runs
,on one bit and one base on balls.
Garland was relieved in the third
inning by Kenny McFarland. -He
closed the game recording nine
strike-outs, one walk, and four
hits. -
Zach Williams led offensively
with a home run and a double;
while Barn Lowry added a double
and a single; and Garland and
Aaron Little each hit a single.


"" $,-State Tournament Linle-Up
'"Port St. Joe departs ea-ly
-. 7 Friday for the Florida Di'e Youth
.... .. Major League State Champion-
.. .'. ship to be hosted by Hernando'
National in Brooksville. The local
all stars, are bracketed versus
Bellview National (Wildwood) 'at
1999 DYB District IV Major League Champions 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday.
In front is bat boy Jesse McCroan; kneeling (1 to r) are Zach Williams. Justin McCroan, Garrett Other teams earning berths
Garland, Daniel Welch, Ashton Larry, and Casey Flanagan; standing, are Bart Lowry, Travis Burge, in the competition include
Jake Howse, Andrew Furr, Chad Lucas. Kenny McFarland, and Aaron Little. In rear, are manager Quincy, Marianna, Fort Walton
Travis Burge and coaches Frankie Williams and Phil McCroan. Beach, Pensacola Bellview, Fort
Meade, Sebring, as well as the
host team.


Team members and coaches jumped with excitement follow-
ing the 9-3 championship victory game against Franklin County.


Gulf Aviation Inc.

Open House and Annual Fly-In
at Costin Airport / Port St. Joe (A51)
is scheduled for Saturday, September 4t ,1999
12:00 noon til ? (Sept. 5th = Rain Date)
Featuring:


*Aircraft Displays
* Aircraft Demonstrations
* Parachute Jumping


* Airplane Rides
* Bar-B-Que
* Live Band


A Day for Fun in the Sun, Bring the Family
Any one or any organization wanting to participate in
this event please call Betty or Kerry at 850 227-1232

Land & Castle Realty Inc on
Land & Castle Realty Inc.


Everyone is catching the local
.cold or flu,. perhaps yourself. Just
as you take the effort to resist
infections that could strike your
body, are you protecting your
teeth, too? What does the common
cold or flu have. to do with your
teeth? More than you think.
Anti-histamines and cold med-
ications relieve sniffing, sneezing,
watery eyes, and congestion; but
they will also dry out your mouth
along with your sinuses and nasal


Flu Season


Risky to Teeth

passages. That spells dental dan-
gerl A lessened flow of saliva per-
mits greater plaque build-up-
increasing your risk of gum dis-
ease and tooth decay.
For protective dental hygiene:
(1) brush and floss twice daily; (2)
use a dentist-recommended anti-
bacterial mouthwash to keep
plaque under control; (3) drink lots'
of water to prevent dehydration;
and (4) discuss anti-histamines or
medications you currently take with
,your dentist, so your teeth can be
given special care and treatment
before, during, and after the flu
season. Infection and teeth are not
a good combination.


Over the past twelve years, Dr. May and his staff have satis-
fied thousands of individuals by delivering state of the art,
painless dentistry in a gentle and caring manner. Can Dr. May
help you? Call 227-1123 for a Risk Free consultation.

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Florida State Seminoles
VS.

SClemson Tigers

S(Father vs. Son)


Gulf Coast

Seminole Booster Club
Is planning a bus trip to Clemson, S.C.
Leaving Friday October 22nd: staying at the.
Day's Inn in Atlanta. Saturday: drive to Greenville
S.C. and check in at the Hilton Towers (the team's
hotel) then go to the stadium for a pep rally and then
the 7:00 pm kick-off. Returning Sunday, October
24th. This trip is limited to the first 40 fans. Price
includes bus fare, both nights room, and most impor-.
tant the game tickets (block seating). Advance price is
$200.00 plus tax per person based on double occupan-
cy room rates. Absolute deadline for reservations and
.payment for this trip is Sunday, August 15th.
For reservations or questions,
call Boyd Pickett at 227-7535.
Go 'Noles


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999 PAGE


"Papa" Butts: A Model Citizen


By Jessica Summers
Admit it. When you pass
Henry "Papa" Butts on the street,
you might think he is just anoth-
er silver-haired old man wander-
ing aimlessly in his retirement-
right? Wrong.
Would you recognize him as
he lifts a person on a stretcher
into the Gulf Transportation van,
then drives it away? How about
when he pitches. softball and
strikes a young batter out?
I.The lifestyle of Papa Butts is
anything but "old". Last year, In
fact, he was "Employee of the
Year" at Gulf County,ARC/Trans-
portatibn. Since .1994, he has
worked part-time to,full-time with
the organization, depending on
the public's need.
His workday involves driving
*the disabled to medical appoint-
ments,; social events, and wherev-
.[er else .they might 'need to go. In
.the" past five. years, Papa has
S missed only tvo days, due to sick-
i-iness. He interjects. "And I proba-,
bly.could've worked those days!"
Being over- 80; s no picnic,
however Papa has:never let age
interfere with his daily habits. For
example, without fail, every morn-
ing Papa wakes up early and
cooks a classic country breakfast
S of bacon, eggs,.' -gritg, and fried
cornbread. To the';awe of many
cardiologists, there are no choles-
terol horror stories here-his
health is exemplary.,
What -is age, but a number,
some ask. It depends on how you
treat it. Papa is a- humorous, fun-
loving soul, always ready for a
laugh (perhaps that is the secret
to his longeOtMvl. .
He recounts a visit to his
opthomologist where an attractive
female was re-adjusting his glass-
es. "I said to her, 'You know. you
are the best looking one here,' and
she said, 'Well, thank you'. Then I
looked at her and said 'You ain't




































1 Mr. Butts is shown helping i

pretty She laughed and- she knew
I Ivas joking around."
Oj Despite his wry sense of
hiumor. his rapport with the com-
munity is enviable. The people he
transports daily all refer to him as
"~ir" and go out of their way to be
polite.
r i Even more so, the people he
g es to church with love him
dearly and car, hardly remember a
Di-ne when Papa wasn't there, for
he is an integral paart of Oak Grove
Assembly of God. He has been a
member of the church for over 50
years, serving on the church
board for 30 years, and a deacon
(or 40 years. His pastor, Rev.
Dpvid- Fernandez cannot put into
yords the respect and admiration
Me feels for Papa.
SThe Reverend and he are very
close friends. They met in 1965 at
ar revival, before Fernandez


became his pastor in 1974. Rev.
Fernandez proudly speaks of his
companion as a dedicated and
Godly leader, always exemplifying
Christianity.
However, he has to laugh as
he looks back on his years with
Papa. Humorous stories abound
in his every conversation concern-
ing "Captain Henry" (a nickname
with his church family, reports
Fernandez). "He is an exciting per-
son to be around!" the pastor
warmly exclaims.
Fernandez loves to retell the
story of, yet another tongue-in-
cheek incident at a doctor's office
that occurred while Papa was on
the job, one day. A woman whom
Papa was sitting next to was suf-
fering from a type of skin irritant
and scratched her arms repeated-
ly. He:could not resist; "I had that
sameiftch 'once," he admitted to
the. woman, "and it lasted seven
years..." ,
: .. ,. ,* ,* *

'Papa's history ,revolves
around this area. He was born in
Alabama, and moved from place
to place within the tri-state area.
His parents divorced when he was
five years old, and Papa faced the
same crises many victims of
parental separation face today.
He was tossed between either
parent for many years, until final-
ly, at age 12, he ran away from
home: That was the last time he
attended school. He never
received a high school diploma,
although he did go to an industri-
al school for a year, at which point
he began to feel a wanderlust
again.
Ending up in Brooklyn,
Alabama, Papa met a young lady
and, in 1929, against his father's
wishes, he eloped with Lena Blow,
and married her in Crestview. At
the time, she was 13 and he was
18--not an uncommon practice in


responds,"! don't know why every-
body calls me that, unless it's just
my age." But friends disagree.
They say "Papa" is a term of
endearment which they feel led to
use with such a kind and nurtur-
ing man.
Although labeled elderly,
rarely can he be heard complain-
ing about his age. He goes
through his days with more vigor
and life than most men that are a
fraction of that maturity.
Church league softball is an
acquired taste, says Papa. He


never took much interest in the
sport, until one day, he chanced
upon a.game in which a team was
one player short. They proceeded
to recruit him, and for 24 years
they could not have a game with-
out Papa.
Rev. Fernandez is still amazed
at the skill and technique of
Papa's pitches and the many sur-
prises the other players got from
-pthat wrinkled arm's swing. "The
best hitters in the town couldn't
hit him," Fernandez says.
In a classic game Fernandez


will always remember, the oppos-
ing team called in a left-field play-
er when Papa came up to bat,
expecting a weak hit and an easy
out. To their shock, Papa hit it
, over the left-fielder's head and
over the fence. Even more stun-
ning, was the fact that Papa was
in his early 80's at the time.
Eventually, Papa says, the
days of church games began
interfering 'with his "stretcher
runs"-a special trip to Panama
City to take a bed-bound patient
for dialysis. That, and the fact


Henry and Lena shown in
front of their home in Oak Grove
sometime during the middle'
years of their 70 year marriage.


that there was no organized
league this year, has kept Papa
from his favorite sport. "If he ever
retired," Fernandez smirked, "I
have no doubt he would t,Lart
playing again!"
To catch Papa between his
working hours and social activi-
ties is a challenge. Perhaps a
work-a-holic, perhaps simply a
selfless caregiver, he loves his job
at Gulf County ARC/Transporta-
tion, saying, "They have treated
' me very good, hiring me and let-
ting me work. At my age, not
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From that point, they built a
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'37 only to return in '47.
In their years together, they
had nine children. Two, LLamai
'arid Janice,; died at an early age.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999





Notice of Proposed





TAXES INCREASE


The Gulf County School Board will soon consider
a measure to increase its property tax levy,

Last year's property tax levy,

A. Initially proposed tax levy .............. $5,412,056

B. Less tax reductions due to Value

Adjustment Board and other

assessment charges ............... ...................$7,829

C. Actual property tax levy ............... $5,404,227

This year's proposed tax levy .. ............$5,942,210

A portion of the tax levy is required under state,
law in order for the school board to receive
$6,411,150.99 in state education grants., The
required portion has increased by 2.78 percent,
and represents approximately eight tenths of the
total proposed taxes.

The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at
the discretion of the school board.

All concerned' citizens are invited to a public
hearing on the tax increase to be held on August
3, 1999, at 5:15 P.M., at the Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and
the budget will be made at this hearing.,

Publish July 29,1999
4i .. ,** ^ ;'" 1^ i ., \ ; -'1 *,* *; ." *


NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY.


The Gulf County School Board will soon' consider a measure to
impose a 1.275 mill property tax for capital outlay projects listed
herein.
This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax of 6.607,
mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the
discretion of the School Board. THE PROPOSED COMBINED
SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES
AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.
The Capital Outlay Tax will generate approximately $912,231.00 to
be1 used for the following projects:

Construction and Remodelina

Port St. Joe High School Field House
Port St. Joe Middle School Classroom

Maintenance, Renovation, and Repair
r' HVAC Systems
Lighting

Port St. Joe Elementary School
Resurface Gym Floor at Wewahitchka High School
Port St. Joe High School Softball
Refurbish stage at Port St. -Joe High School


Motor Vehicle Purchases


Purchase of two (2) school buses

New and Replacement Equipment

School Furniture and Equipment
Data Processing Equipment and Software
HVAC Systems
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held
on August 3, 1999, at 5:15. P.M. at the Gulf County School Board
meeting room, Port St. Joe, Florida. .


A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY,
at this hearing.


TAXES will be made

Publish July 29.1999


S-- EL


Minutes of the .

Gulf County School Board.

JUNE 8, 1999, Services. BID, MATTERS: On .'motion by Mr. Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe; The
The Gulf County School Board m etin Approved the following school level admin- Byrd, second by Mrs. 'Pridgeon, and unan- following members were present: Caroline
regular session on June 8. 1999, at 9:00' istrators for the 1999-2000 school imous vote, the Board approved the 'follow- Norton, Oscar Redd, David Byrd, Charlotte
a.m., ET..in the Gulf County School Board' year:': C-therire Barfield, Principal, ing bid matters: Pierce, and. Mary'. Pridgeon. The
Administrative Offices. The following me- Port St. Joe Elementary School; Chris Approved National Insulation for, Bid #99-' Superintendent was also present. The
bers were present. Caroline Norton,g memOscar Earley, Principal, Port St. Joe High 13. Board Attorney was absent due to a prior
Redd David Byrd, Charlotte Pierce, and School; Bill Truby, Interim Principal, Approved Gulf Fabricating.for Bid, #99-25 Commitmeant.
Mary Pridgeon. The Superintendent and Wewahitchka, High School; Carolyn Shoe Chairman ;Norton presided, and the
MBoar y P ridg eon. Th e Superintendent Rish, Principal, Prt St. Joe Middle Approved 1999-2000 Sealed -Brake Shoe meeting'was opened with an invocation by
and the.eSchool; Clayton Wooten, Principal, Bid as ecommended.This bd had Mrs. Pierce, followed by the Pledge of
Chairman Norton presided, and the Wewahitchka Elementary School, Tim been tabled at the May board meeting. Allegiance led by Mr. Byrd,
meeting was opened with an invocation by Wilder,, Assistant Principal, Port St. Joe PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by BUDGET -MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
Mrs. Pierce, folled by the Pledge of High School; TBA Assistant Principal, Mrs. Pridgeon, secondby Mr. Byrd, and BEILLS: On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second
Allegiance led by IMr Pridgeon. Wewahitchka High School; Minnie unanimous. 'ote. the Board approved the by Mr Reddadunanimous vote the
RECOGNITION: SILVER SCHOOL-TO- -Likely, Teacher on Special Assignment, following program matter .Board appiMvedd the following budget
WORK ZONE AWARD: George' Cox, the Port St. Joe Elementary School, Approved eIenvson of current School amendments and payment of bills:
Gulf County School BoardS, he ,-TI-W.,-rK Appr,-..ed request for leave of absence for Improvement Plan unul the. August Budget Amendment LX, General Fund
To-Work Zone award. for ic.,,r, 3 ,hich Heher Rh.h, a teacher at Port St. Joe Appr.ed pschlo.icalJ se itps contract Food Serecal Revenuee
includes Bay, GUlf, and Franklin c.unties in Slho:1. 'ith Life Management Center lor the Fod Serice
t9 Mr. Henry D. Alford, Superintendent ofL- -h Budget Amendment IX, Special Revenue,
the Gulf Correctional Institution. A ppr.:.ed John Treglown for a teaching 1999-2000 school BuarAmendment IX, Special Revenue
'position with the Adult Education pro- Approved performance contract for
1HEAR oFROM' PUBLIC. h miitap ram wrthe d po Aocdu cona n Budget Amendment IX, Capital Projects,
Norton moved lusso item listed at the gram for the 999-2000 school year Exceptional Student 'Education consul- Budg A IX
end of the, dcagenda'to thiss0ctie, atThe Approved Sara Joe Wooten's request to tative services with Panhandle Area... PECO
tend of thare scton. The defer .enrolling in .the DROP .program Educational Consortium for the 1999- Budget Amendindt X, General Fund
A. W Gym Floor until January 1, 2001. 2000 school year. Budget Amendment X, Special Revenue,
A. WHS Gym Floor Approvei Carolyn Rish's request to enter Approved affiliation ,agreement between' Food Service .'
B. PSJH Field House (Track) the DROP program July 1, 2000. the Gulf School District and the Florida Budget Amendment X, Special Revenue,
C. WHS Track Rubberized Coating Approved Fay Wood's request to enter the High School for the 1999-2000 school Other
D. PSJH Softball Field DROP program July 1, 1999,,with fiesig- year. Budget Amendment X, Capital Projects,
The following persons addressed the nation and termination June'30, 2003. Approved submission of Title VI and Class PECO
Board regarding the need for ,The Board also approved Ms. Wood's Size Reduction project applications for CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
restroom/storage facilities at the Port St. request for Option 2 on payment of'ter- the 1999-2000 school year. motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd,
Joe Track: Mike Todd;.,Sonja Todd, Coach minal leave. ., Approved submission of the Adult and unanimous vote; the Board 'approved
Scott Gowan, Coach Keith Chiles. Approved Terry Stryker to be placed on a Education and Family Literacy Act pro- Rerisco, Inc., to furnish wall hung air con-
Also, the following persons addressed "10 + 2" contract for the 1999-2000 Ject application for the 1999-2000 ditioner units let.for bid on the Port St. Joe
the Board regarding lights for the softball school year. school year. Elementary renovation project.
field at Port St. Joe High School: Jim Approved for elementary lead secretaries' Approved submission of the Perkins III, PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by
Belin, Cindy Belin. Sherry McDowell, positions to be changed to 12 month Section 131 project application for the Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and
Benny Roberts, and Rick Williams. positions. 1999-2000 school year. unanimous vote, the Board approved the
'ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion Approved, Kim Nobles to .be moved from Approved submission of IDEA, 'Part B;- following personnel matters:
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and annual to 'permanent status for the IDEA, Part B, Preschool; and Discre-. Approved Terry Liriton for the position'of
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the 1999-200, school:year. tionary Supplemental project applica- assistant principal at Wewahitchka
agenda. Approved 'Marlene Sewell be moved to a tions for the 1999-2000 school year. High School.as recommended.
CONSENT ITEMS: On' motion by Mr. Secretary II 5 hours per day and School Approved submission of a grant to the US. Approved one additional teaching unit for
Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unani- Food Service Cashier 2 hours per day Department,of Education for a Middle Port St. Joe Middle School to imple-
mous vote, the Board took noted action on at Port St. Joe High School. School Violence, Prevention program for. ment a Second Chance/Alternative
the following consent items: Approved Carolyn Rainie as a substitute the 1999-200,0 school year, class.
Approval of Minutes: Minutes for May bus driver. TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: Ori.i' Approved Betty Husband to enter the
11 and 26, 1999 were approved. Approved-Sheli'a-K. :McMillian as a substi- motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. DROP program June 30, 1999, with an
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills: tute School Food Service worker. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board.' anticipated retirement date at the end
Approved the following budget amend- S Sluml Pisroperty: Approved disposal of approved the following transportation of school year 2002. The Board also
ments and payment of bills: the following surplus property: matters: approved Option 4 for terminal pay of
Budget Amendment VIII, General Fund Gulf County Adult School: 1 Computer sys- Approved contract with Sunrise Care and sick leave .
Budget Amendment VIII, Debt Service, 250 tern Property #04195005,' 1 Computer Rehabilitation for Bay St. Joseph for Accepted resignation of Margaret Ellmer
Bond system Property #04195006. .transportation of patients to and from from her position as Exceptional
Budget Amendment VIIISpecial Projects District Office 1 Fax Machine. Property evacuation sites in theevent of disaster 'Education teacher at Port St. Joe
Budget Amendment VIII, Special Projects, District Office: 1 Fax Machine-, Property for the 1999-2000 school year. Middle School.
PECO .- *89900147: 1 Computer Property
Budget AmendmentVIII, Debt Service, 350: *95900183. Approved designation of physicians for the Approved L. Winston Wells to enter the
Bud Amend men Port St Joe Mddle School 27 computers 350 1999-2000 school year for bus driver DROP program July 1, 1999, with an
BondReven Port St. Joe rty ddle Sch as follows: 0629500 7 Computers physical. anticipated retirement date at the end
BudgetAmendment VIII, Special Revenue, 06295002,'erty 06295003 s: 06296036; SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: A spe- of school year 2004. The Board also
Other, Federal' 0629. 5 (12. 503.0 3 SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: A spe- a 0oe Oi6oe npy
Budget Amendcmentr VIII. Special Revenue 61832371 61832373832 832384 cial Board meeting was set for June 30, approved Option 6 for terminal pay of
Budget AmendmentVIcIISpecial Revenue., 6183238,- ,6f832394, f61832395, 1999 at 1:30 p.m., ET to close out the fis- sick leave.
School ood service 61832396,. 61832397. 61832398, cal year. A workshop was set for June 24, Accepted Ellen Sue Dickens' letter of
Personnel: Approved the :ll:ing per-. 61832399;' "1832400, 61852496, 1999 at 10:30 a.m., ET. intent to retire effective May 31, 2000.
sonnel matters: 61852530, ',.1862579, 61862581, The Board reviewed Monthly Activity Accepted William Smith's letter of intent to
Approved the following district level 6190276?... 61902763, 61902785, Reports of School Resource Officers for retire effective at the end of the 1999-
administrators for the 1999-2000 61922919" 61952981, 61952984, May, 1999. No action necessary. 2000 school year. Also approved pay-
school year: Deborah Crosby, 61952988; 3Mpnitors Property #'s as ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr. ment of terminal leave.
.Coordinator of Special Instructional follows: 61832374, 61832385, Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and unanimous Approved summer school employees as
Services; Carey H. Floore, Coordinator 61862590;. 1 Computer CPU -. Property vote, the Board adjourned at 10:30 a.m. follows:
of Facility Services; S.M. Eubanks, #86907222; 4 Printers Property #'s as Gulf Count Adult School: Martha Sanborn
Coordinator of Vocational, Adult and follows: 61832401, 61832402, -. June 7, 8, 9, and Denise Williams -
Community Services, and 61832403, 61832404; 1 Canon Copier GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD June 10 through the remainder of
Transportation; Temple Watson, .Property #00023313; 1 Ice Maker JUNE 30 1999 summer school
Assistant Superintendent, Director of Property #61792093; Carpet -'Property JUNE 30, 1999 summer school.
Support Services, and School Food #87996183; Shop Equipment The Gulf County School Board met in Port St. Joe Elementary School: Cindy
Services; Sara Joe Wooten, Director of Property #61832365; 1 -Drawing special session on June 30, 1999, at 1:30 Phillips.
Curriculum and Human Resource Cabinet Property #61832367. p.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board Port St. Joe Middle School: Gloria Gant and


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Bruce D. Evensen, Sr.
Bruce Dale Evensen, Sr., 51,
of Panama City, died July 18, in
his home.. He was the senior lab
technician at Arizona Chemical
in Port St. Joe, where he was
treasurer, of his local union, No.
836. He was a Vietnam veteran
and was also active in the little
league baseball for many years in
Port. St. Joe and Parker. He had
been a resident of Panama City
since 1987; moving there from
Port St. Joe.,' ..
He was preceded in death by
his parents. Alf Harold and Manry
Virginia Pyfer Evensen.
He is survived by his wife,
Adana M.' Evensen of Panama
City; one son, Bruce Dale
Evensen, Jr. and his wife
Stephanie, both 'of Charleston,
South Carolina; one daughter
Teresa E. Hawkins and 'her hus-
band Scott of Port St. Joe; one
step-daughter, Tanya R. Jackson
and her fiance Monty Sodler of
Panama City; one step-son, Eric
B. Jackson of Panama City;,
mother of his children, Janet E.
Roberts of White City;: three
brothers; Harold Evensen and
his wife 'Liz of Houghton,
Michigan; Tom Evensen and his

Ruby Knox.
Port St. Joe High School: Mitch Bouington
(July summer school days only), Tony
Barbee, Christine White, Laurel Riley,
Marty Riley, Simona Beard, Tom
Barnard, Vernon Eppinette. Buck
Watford, and Shirley Williams.
Wewahitchka Elementary School: Linda
Whitfield and Teresa Redd.
Wewahltchka High School: Ross Davis,
Evelyn Cox, Elaine Layton, Don Rich,
Pat Patterson, Grant Grantham, and
John Franzese.
Bus Drivers: Roy Norris (June 23 July 26)
and Shirley Williams, Hazel Simmons,
M. K. Lewis School'and Angie Suber,'
Bus Aide to M. K. Lewis School.
Approved Tom Barnard as a JTPA sum-
mer youth employment counselor for Port
St. Joe students.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On,
motion by Mrs. Pridge'oT, second by Mrs..
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the 'Board'
approved discontinuation of accreditation
of elementary and middle schools through
the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
'Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved submission of the 1999-2000
Title I grant application.
The Board reviewed school account-
ability reports for all schools. No action
necessary.
On motion by Mrs Pierce, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board voted to adjourn.


wife Barbara of Lenoir City,
Tennessee, and Ron Evensen
and his wife Terry of Asheville,
North Carolina; two sisters;:Mary
Bowman of Michigan and Carol. ''A
Valdes of St. Petersburg; two
grandchildren, Chelsea and Ma-'
kayla Hawkins of Port St. Joe;
many nieces. and nephews.
Funeral services were held :
Wednesday, July 21';. at the Wil- ,
son Funeral Home Chapel with
the Rev. Nick Davis officiating. 4-'
Graveside services were held at
the 'Nettle Ridge Cemetery in '
Blouhtstown. '.


Mary S. Kirkla!nd
Mary S. Kirkland, 85, of. Port '
St. Joe, passed away Wednesday,
:July 21, at Bay'Medical Center,
following a brief illness. A native
of Alabama,' shlehas.been a resi- '!.
dent of Port St. Joe since 1951.
She attended Oak Grove Assem-
bly of God. She was also actively
involved with the Gulf County I
Senior Citizens AssOciation.
Mary S. Kirkla is survived
by her husband, .bf 67 years,
Coleman Kirkland of Port St. Joe;
one son, James Rudolph Kirk-'
land of White City; one daughter,
Betty Gay of St. Joe Beach; seven
grandchildren, Danny Kirkland
of Sunny Hills, Bobby Kirkland of
Washington state, Mike Kirkland
of Greenhead, Wanda Nixon of
White City, Troy Price of Blounts-
town, Debra Price of Memphis, :
Tennessee, and Stan Price of Port
St. Joe; 15 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at
10:00 a.m, ET, Friday, July 23rd,
at the Oak Grove Assembly of,
God with. Rev. Dave Fernandez
officiating. Interment followed in
Holly Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Comforters Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999


PROPOSED MILLAGE. LEVY
LOCAL EFFORT
DISCRETIONARY
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCRETIONARY
CAPITAL OUTLAY
TOTAL MILLAGE


5.947
0.510
0.150
1.275
7.882


; II


BUDGET SUMMARY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
ARE 2.4 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
FISCAL YEAR 1999 2000


GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL' TRUST AND 'TOTAL ALL,
ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS AGENCY FUNDS
Federal Sources 365,473.93 1,106,177.67' 1,471,651.60
State Sources 6,411,150.99 16,150.00 71,986.06 612,013.00 7,111,300.05
Local Sources 4,937,245.00 250,000.00 10,000.00 1,279,481.00 2,785.00 6,479,511.00
TOTAL SOURCES 11,713,869.92 1,372,327.67 81,986.06 1,891,494.00 2,785.00 15,062,462.65
Transfers In' 501,673.00 15,000.00 3,10,309.64 13,568.00 840,550.64
FUND BALANCE (July 1, 1999) 1,380,350.97 32,108.59 458,183.20 2,028,078.19 51,004.77 3,949,725.72
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 13,595,893.89 1,419,436.26 850,478.90 3,919,572.19 67,357.77 19,892,739.01


EXPENDITURES
Instruction 7,658,719.45 620,744 79 8,279,464.24
Pupil Personnel Service 540,947.53 43,752.20. : 584,699.73
Instructional Media Service 287,135.68 11,893.04 299,028.72
Instructional & Curriculum 200,218.15 200,218.15
Instructional Staff Training 170,711.28 9,326.00 ..180,037.28
Board of Education 153,300.00 153,300.00
General Administration 413,687.45 15,741.82 429,429.27
School Administration 1,038,656.00 3,829.82 1,042,485.82
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 2,960,224.90 2,960,224.90
Fiscal Service 148,881.00 148,881.00
Food Service 685,394.00 685,394.00
Central Service 58,500.00 58,500.00
Pupil Transportation Service 610,034.12 1,890.00 611,924.12
Operation of Plant 1,011,791.89 1,000.00 1,012,791.89
Maintenance of Plant 492,172.00 492,172.00
Community Service 4,475.81 2,250.00 6,725.81
Internal Account Expenditure 13,568.00 13,568.00
Debt Service 587,434.64 587,434.64.
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 12,789,230.36 1,393,571.67 587,434.64 2,960,224.90 15,818.00 17,746,279.57
Transfers Out 28,568.00 811,482.64 500.00 840,550.64
FUND BALANCE (June 30, 2000) 778,095.53 25,864.59 263,044.26 147,864.65 51,039.77 1,265,908.80
TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 13,595,893.89 1,419,436.26 850,478.90 3,919,572.19 67,357.77 19,852,739.01


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN


THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


PLIBLIeH IJLY 29. 1999


Total Revenue
Federal, State, and Local


20,000,000 -

'15,000,000 -

10,000,000 -

5,000,000 -
0


10,581,781


1988-89


S 16,465,773
12,793,063


SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY

HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
(TEN-YEAR SUMMARY 1988-89, 1993-94, 1998-99)

Number of Employees
Total Number of Em;loyees


Operating Revenue
Total Current Operating Revenue


'15,000,000


9,824,284


11,258,432


12,777,224


10,000,000 -


5,000,000 -


.0


1993-94 1998-99


Fixed Capital Projects
Total Revenue for ixedCapital Outlay


2,750,000
2,500,000 -
2,250,000, -
2,000,000 -
1,75q,000 -
.1,500,000 .
1,250,000 -
1,000,000
750,000 -
,500,000 -
250,000
0


S2,546,151


1,221,748


347,249


1988-89


1993-94


0 21DW 'gna
1988-89 1993-94 1998-99



S. Teaching Personnel
Totai Number of Instructional Personnel

200 T, 87 176 179




100. -




0 --
1988-89 1993-94 1998-99


1998-99.


Number of Students
Total Unweighted FTE Students

3,000-
2,371 2,303 2,279





1,000 1988-89 1993-94 1998-99



1988-89 1993-94 1998-99


1988-89 1993-94 1998-99


Debt Service
Total Revenue for Debt Service
1,000,000 929,786

800,000 -


600,000 -
410,248
400,000, 312,883

,200,000 I
1988-89 1993-94 1998-99

Revenue Per Student

Operating Revenue divided by Unweighted FTE Students

5,607
6,000 4,889

5,000 --. 4,144






0
19a8-89 1993-94 1998-99


Total current operating revenues have been reduced by Workforce Development funds in
. the amount of $212,612 in'order'to. provide comparability in the calculation of current
operating revenue per.UFTE. This adjustment is necessary due to the exclusion of adult
programs from UFTE beginning.,'in 1998,-99.


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TTIr.Q PRT T .TfJOE FL*- THURSDAY, JULY 29. 1999


PrAiEB 4B-T AJe ., e a ', --- ---- --.


We Need God in America Again!


Sa~ ~ 97t 1~76 4e SLead


From left, the girls, Courtney, Kara, and Charity Bremer paused to embrace Bay St. Joseph,
Care Center resident Flora Long during their recent visit.


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
Worship Service . . . ... .. 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ..................... 7 p.m. CDT


Come and Be Blessed! K
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 & W orship ....................................... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor (


LL _. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
lC 7 CHURCH A ixty
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ... 10 a.m.
Adult School ......... .11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J: Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin


,enlh Street


first Baptist Church 7
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
A Sunday School .... ... .. . 9:45 am
Worshp Service, ........ ....... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ....... . . 6:00 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 Port St. Joe 229-6707
S Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor'
Sunday School ... .. 10:00
SMorning Service .......... 11:00
Evening Service ....... .. 6:00
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


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


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


ert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Touth & Children's Director


;race Baptist Chute
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR. 5TRENTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS 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 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


Thank You
The Community Wide
Vacation Bible School was a
blessing. There were approxi-
mately 70 children who attended
and enjoyed teaching from the
theme "Pressing for the Prize"
(John 3:16).
Many thanks to all the
churches who supported us with
snacks and donations for the
door prizes. Special thanks to the
teachers and people who pre-
pared the snacks each night.


In lieu of all the negative
doubts and the upheaval of our
world today It is with a wonderful
blessing and warming knowledge
that residents of Bay St. Joseph
Care Center were honored with
an hour long program by three
exceptional young sisters,
Courtney (12), Kara (7), -and
Charity Bremer (5) the daughters
of Cindy and Doyle Bremer of
Wewahitchka.
They performed songs, skits
and personal testimonies of their
dedication to Jesus Christ. They
hope' to influence others in the
community and country to
return or reaffirm their faith in
Christ.
"These young girls are a
blessing from God." says their
mother Cindy. "And we want to
thank God for them by bringing
them up in a Christian home,
and sharing our love for him by
bringing that love to others."
The residents felt that love as
they watched and listened, but
above all else, to look into those
young innocent eyes and feel the
warmth of their little arms as the
girls gave each one of them a hug
before they left.
The staff at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center would like to thank
the Bremer parents for these lit-
tle girls, and say, "You must also
be very special and the best kind
of role models for today's par-
ents."




Chuchof ou


Never Alone
@ In Joshua 1:9 we find, ."For
the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go." This is a
promise God gave to Joshua. It is
a promise every Christian can
depend upon for their life
Loneliness is a terrible thing.
Many people feel isolated from
others and from God. We read of
Oliver F. Taylor children who are abandoned by
Visitation Minister, First their parents. Sometimes. par-
Uniled MethodisT Chtirch ents die and children are left
alone.
My mother's mother died and she was raised in the
Martha Berry School for Girls in Rome, Georgia: She
arrived .in the middle of the night when she was three
years old.
The staff at the children's home showed the love of
God with my mother. God's promise was fulfilled in her
life. She was not alone.


JESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

'" -Liberty Bible Church
Welcomes You To Its Services

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

Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912


"A Por of Victo'y"

Firsf Chrck of +ke Nazarey'e
2420 Long Avenue Port St..Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School . . . . 10 a m
Sunday Morning Worship . .. .. . 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ... ....... .. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... ... . p.m


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\\ Thefriendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
1 k .Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


MEDITATIONS OF A
(Cxuntri r- aclJer

By LOWELL F. ADAMS
The Wisdom of
< God?


"Be wise as serpents,
and harmless as doves."
Matthew 10:16


HERE ARE TWO KINDS OF WISDOM the wis-
dom of God and the wisdom of this world. It is generally
the choice of mankind to use the wisdom of this world,
which in essence is the wisdom of Satan.
We are all desperately trying to amass the riches of
this world. Some are doing a pretty good job of that, it
would seem. "What is a man profited if he gain the
whole world, and lose his own soul?" Matthew 16:26.
In Matthew 12 is the parable of the rich man who
boasted of his wealth, and told what he planned to do
with it. God said to him, "You fool. You are gcing to die
tonight. Then who will own those riches?" One is not
wise, who lays up for himself richly treasures, but is not
rich in heavenly treasures. One's life does not consist of
the material possessions they may own.
The soul of man is the most valuable possession he
may ever have. Most of us spend more effort in saving
our earthly body, which will soon perish, than we do in
protecting our eternal body.'
God cautions us to provide for ourselves treasure in
heaven. He knows we need earthly things. He will pro-
vide those things. But we first must seek the Kingdom
of God. Where our treasure is stored, is where our, ,
heartfelt concerns will be centered. (Luke 12:28-34).
Those who rely on worldly wisdom pay little atten-
tion to the, Truth of God. Some devote most of their
time, ridiculing and trying to disprove the Truth of our
Heavenly Father. Jesus points out in Matthew 7:13, the
great majority of this world's people are on the road to
destruction. Like the rich man who boasted of his treas-
ure, many will not wake up to the truth until they are -
in the grave. Then it will be too late. :
God did not tell us ALL about his creation process.
Just what He felt we needed to know. He did tell us, in
great detail, what we MUST KNOW, about our eternal
future, and how to be certain of being there.
Jesus is The Way. Jesus is The Truth. Jesus is The
Life. None of us will make it into God's presence, unless
we trust Jesus, and rely on His Power. (John 14:6)



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beich, FL 32456;.', -
S A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD l
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHI-P 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm.
"0 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 769-8725
For information concerning' our bus ministry, please call 647-5026-


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
S2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School ..... .......... .9:45 a.'m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...... 11:00a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ... .'. 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ........... .. .. . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us ,,


J First Vnited etfodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship
Services......................................... 9:00 a.m CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HANDIIN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY


ST. JAMES' *


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES.
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!


Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

EVRYN WELCOME


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


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


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens
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unday
r


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


Discover cod's Love!


Discover God's Love! .
Everyone welcome .

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.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.
SMark Jones, minister of music & youth


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The First Baptist Church of
Mexico Beach i '. sponsoring a
Christian growth study plan enti-
tled "When God Speaks". All
denominations are invited to
attend.
The class instructor will be
Chaplain Clarence Roland
(United States Army, retired).
This study plan consists of three
one-hour classes to be held on
consecutive Wednesdays begin-


ning August 11th from 12:00
until 1:00 p.m. (CT) or 1:00 until
2:00 p.m. (ET) at the church's
fellowship hall.
Study guides (optional) are
available at the cost of $8.00 per
book. To order a book or for fur-
ther information, please call the
church office at 648-5776 (e-mail
jd3fbc@digitalexp.com) or Ada
McLawhon at 648-8103 (e-mail
mclawhon@gtcom.net).


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1999 PAGE 5B


"Papa" from Page 1

many people will hire you."
His granddaughter, Melissa
Ramsey, the guidance counselor
at Port St. Joe High School, is also
an, asset to the community. She
fervently states, "Papa is an inspi-
ration due to his commitment,
love of God, and his work ethic. If
he' says, he'll do something, you
can count on it."
*
His wife, Lena, 84, is another
example of a strong, surviving
soul. While Papa was away on a
job, she took care of their chil-
dren. She always was strong in
the face of adversity and her faith
in God was solid. In the last few
years, she has struggled with ill-
ness, yet she still supports Papa
and takes meticulous care of a
poodle named "Candy".
She is also well known for the
"incredible" orange cake she
makes from no written recipe at
all. Many times, her daughters
have watched her and tried to
duplicate her master's' hand, but
some say they have never been
able to capture it. '
Lena is looking forward to the
couple's highly anticipated 70th
anniversary on August 18. Their
children will be putting together a
celebration for them on August
21st, with a reunion of family and
friends at the Covenant House in
Kinard. On the 22nd there will be
special recognition during ser-
vices at Oak Grove Assembly of,
God Church.


However, before the 70th
anniversary party, they had cause
to celebrate. Papa, who is going
full speed serving the community,
the church and exemplifying


Lena and Henry Butts are
shown on the occasion of their
59th wedding anniversary.
Christian values, has just, last
Friday, turned 89 years of age.
Papa is a marvel and an inspi-
rationr for people of all ages. His
physical vigor and youthful spirit
can, and surely have, inspired the
most faithless person to rediscov-
er the gifts they might have taken
for granted.
He is a comfort to the aging
'and the aged, and a reassurance
to all that, even in later years, life
never, has to be enjoyed any less.
He is the perfect blend of commit-
ment and spontaneity-an exam-


.Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butts
ple for all generations, in any time
period.


It has bedn' 20 'years since
this photo was taken on the
Butts' 50th anniversary.


"Papa" is shown'at work for Gulf County Transportation as he transports patients to and from doc-
tor's visits, and trips to Panama City for dialysis treatments. He uses the wheelchair lift to assist some-
one in disembarking from the transportation van. __


[Upper left] Christa Dykes, Stephanie Hightower, and Heather Hayden board for the trip to sea.
[Upper right] Corey Butler and Stephanie Hightower hold on as the boat picks up speed.
[Lower left] T. J. Hightower, Christa Dykes, and Robert Dykes check out the wheelhouse of the
Coast Guard vessel.
[Lower right] ROTC cadets (1 to r) are Corey Butler, Julie Faircloth, Christy Jones, Christa
Dykes, Heather Hayden, and Stephanie Hightower dock up after an enjoyable ride.


The cadet corps would like to
NJROTC Cadets thank the local Coast Guard Unit
Tour Coast Guard for hosting the visit, and making
Tour Coast Guard


As part of their summer lead-
ership school, the Gulf County
NJROTC Unit recently visited the
U.S. Coast Guard Station which
. is located at the Naval Coastal
Systems Command Base at Pan-
ama City Beach.
The cadet corps was treated
to a tour of the Coast Guard faci-
lities and got a briefing on the
mission of their local activities.
In addition to the tour and brief-
ing, cadets enjoyed a great ride
on one of the watercraft.


it possible for the cadets to expe-
rience an interesting and infor-
mative day.


Henry was a young child in the early 1900's when this was taken.

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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.



HANNON REALTY, INC.
"GULF COG(\ -'J .1 OST TRUSTED ,V-LfE LN REAL ESTATE"
501 MonumnentAve. Port St. Joe 227-1450,


Melba Finds Your Buyer!


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 close
look. $149,900.

631 Plantation Drive.
Golf view beauty. Turn-key brick home
w/Fabulous lay-out. pacr..ui m..ar su,;e,
large manicured lot, hic.r b on e-rl: :ed
porch w/view of.St. Joe Country Club's
hole #17. Top of the line trim/hardware
and all materials. $189,900.

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.


"MELBA'S ON A ROLL"


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
.. 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
more! Priced to sell for $95,400.


904 Woodward Ave.
Well maintained 2 bd/1 bath bunga-
low w/some new windows, freshly
painted, roof leis 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.


PROPERTY IN WEWAHITCHKA 1790 W. Highway 22
Great investment. Popular "Sportsman's One Stop" totally remodeled, licenses for on/off
beer and wine, saltwater 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/1bath remodeled mobile home. Your camp is
waiting $64,000.


1102 Garrison Ave.
SPACIOUS LIVING. 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
loer, 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
in! $79,900.

207 16th Street
Over 1 000sf of comfortable living with
3bd/1 bath, separate family room,
screened porch and patio. Low mainte-
nance and vinyl siding. Nicely land-
scaped. $74,500.


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


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


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 ini $189,900.


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.


HANNON REALTY, INC.
"GULF COUNTY'S MOST TRUSTED NAME IN REAL ESTATE"

501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1450


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Local Realtor Achieves National Recognition


Jerry Thompson, sales asso-
ciate with Prudential Resort
Realty of St. George Island has
been awarded the Accredited
Buyer Representation (ABR,)
designation by the Real Estate
Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC).
of the National Association of
Realtors* (NAR).
'Today's real estate brokers
and agents want to provide a full
menu of services for their clients,
whether they are' buyers or sell-
ers," explains Terrence M.
McDermott, President and CEO
of REBAC.
'The ABR designation, the
benchmark of excellence in'
buyer, agency service, demon-
strates to clients that the agent
has taken steps to continue their
education in the field of buyer
representation, and has the
proven experience and training
to deliver ethical and profession-
al service to. real estate buyers,
he added."
Thompson is the only
Realtore on the Panhandle be-
tween Tallahassee and Panama
City that has earned the ABR


The St.'Joseph Bay Humane
Society collects dozens of animals
throughout the year, many of
which are not able to find a home.
A pet can make a wonderful addi-
tion to the family, or can be a gift
to someone who is lonely. It has
been clinically proven that pets
have healthful effects on their
owners such as reduced blood
pressure and general feeling of
well-being. Invest in your health-
adopt a pet.
The following animals are
only a mere portion of the 12
dogs, and 21 puppies the humane
society has to olffer: two bulldog
mix puppies: six chow mix pup-


designation. He has chosen to
work exclusively with buyers and
is the only realtor in the
Forgotten Coast area that works
solely with buyers and not with
sellers.. .


pies; six lab mix puppies; 1.7 vari-
.ous mixed puppies; one full-
blooded, male cocker spaniel; and
.a five-month, old. lab named
"Brandy" (pictured).
As always,, The society has an
abundance of felines looking for a
home. Currently, they are offering
seven kittens and one, beautiful,
all-white, female cat.
For adoption information, call
Johnny Collins at 227-1115, or
call the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103.
Have internet access? Visit
their website at www.capesan-
blasll.com/sjbhs.


"By working exclusively with
buyers, I feel I can more profes-
sionally and objectively meet the
buyer's needs and provide
unparalleled service to them in
property selection and negotia-
tions on their, behalf." says
Thompson.
Thqmpson joins more than
12,000 real estate professionals
in North America who have
earned the ABR designation.
The requirements for this coveted-
designation include a compre-
hensive two-day course in buyer
representation, a written exarrii-
nation on_ legal and' practical
aspects of client representation,
and practical experience in the
field of buyer representation.;
Prudential Real Estate
Affiliates recently recognized.
Thompson with the coveted
Number 2 Sales Associate in
Florida Award because of his
sales achievements in the first
quarter of this year. Thompson's
residential gross commissions
were the second highest of over
1,400 Prudential sales associates
in Florida during this period.
REBAC was founded in 1988
and currently has. more than
21,000 members /n North
America. The National Associa-
tion of Realtors'-. "The Voice for,
Real Estate," is the nation's
largest professional trade associ-
ation, representing nearly
720,000 members..


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1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
" Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478


2221 CR C-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
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BEACHFRONT 37.)Vr. Gulf Pines
S so.. gulfront homes r
Theruonm 2 ~th rje
m uin ''ding electric ttirm shutters,'
stem, custom counter tops. 12' ceilings,
ls~lock in master bath, e\tensive decking, board-
walk to the beach, fireplace and elevator. The nicely
landscaped home has a wrap around porch, sundeck
with sunbrella, and a screened porch. Comes with
icemaker refrigerator, sto'.e, dishwasher, satellite
dish and window treatments Located on almost 1
acre. i489,900.


NEW LISTJIA0 DlksYde Townhouse 112-
C "Wi iLW n the canal, boat slip, excel-
lrl 1 t1ion. 2 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths.,
Oc Ra1 h/a, parking for two vehicles, open
'deck below, clo-ed deck upstairs off master
bedroom. All electric, washer/dryer hook up.
Unfurnished. $195,000.


BEACHSIDE
Mexico Beach Location Location!!! 106 D 34th St.
beach.ide of H%%). 98 3BR 2BA. h ling and dining room,
kitchen, laundr% and screened porch, great '. ,ew" Reduced
to $145,900, so hurry and call Marlene.at 4-.5146.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
NEW LISTING:'. Corner 386 Magnola, close to the
beach. 2' bedroom 2 bath older beach cottage located on a
beautiful corner lot with fruit trees, grapes, nice landscap-
ing, unfurnished, needs work. $150,000.
111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Gulf view 45 steps
acros nlid^ tl be h ed-in
dinii V, <| 1| nbi j |^ .|1 ba.,
kitchen, dining, living area upstairs. I Bdrm., ba. cown-
stairs, garage with auto door opener. Reduced to $115,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
ON THE MARKET AGAINI Pelican Walk Subd., 8206,
trip lhrpl s ilI dish-
washer, deck, shed. Good price at $72,500.
.342 Coronado St. Spacious 3. BR/3BA comfortable approx.
2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath on each of 3 lev-
els. Stairs onside and out for safety. Lots of decks. 3 BR
'arid 2 baths on 2 main living levels. Lots of room on
ground floor for game room, office, bedrooms, or could be
used as large apartment. Ground floor used. to be antique
shop, office and storage, ch/, stove.' Lots of possibilities.
Must see. $165,000.
GULF AIRE'
705 Gulfaire Dr. Very nice 3Br 2 Ba single level home in
like new cond. 2100+ SF open floor plin, 1g. Fla. rm., mas-
ter BR suite and split Br plan. Nicely landscaped 75'x120'
lot, privacy fenced back yard & Ig. arbor patio indoor/out-
door living. 2 car gage and loads of storage. Reduced to
$169,000.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal 4
.lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat ,docks,
3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.1
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only. Established,
charming 1950's style 'soda shop operating from leased,
building centrally located with heavy traffic. Shop serves
frozen yogurt and soft ice cream and offers a line of gifts
and souvenirs. Main equipment includes 2,Taylor model
754 double batch freezers, 1 Taylormate model 152 sin-
gle batch freezer, new Flavorbest syrup dispenser for 8
additional flavors, Ig. topping bar, refrigeration and freez-
er storage, and a 400# ice machine. Call for more info.
$53,500.


BEACH FRONT New Listing 8027 Hwyy. 98, St.
Ioe Beach. -1 bedroom. 3 bath single family'e\ecutive
"'- hme:' Nearly new -at-'4 years, newly carpeted,
Sw "decorator touches.'Approx. 2,400 sq. ft. of li ing
space. Separate air conditioning tor each of three
levels. Partially furnished. $550,000. Call Marlene.



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108 S. 291h Si. Mexico Beach. BACH FRONT ONE OF A
KIND! Sngi mle ain .3c; 3( .5BA approx. 2800 SF,3
lel x Ground is 2 Wparking w/enfties and
storage Ne\t level hd powder room, kitchen, master
BR and BA suite. MNala cent great room living/dining, fire-
place, sliding Andersen glass doors across this main: living
level opening onto a large screened porch which runs the full
width of house. Next level and 2BR and full ba, sitting area,
and goes up to a functional Widow's Walk. Excellent con-
; tru-,c.r, pickled pine walls, white oak floors. Many, many
amern.nes. Must see! Partially furnished. This type of beach
front home does not become available very often!. Situated on
2 lots-hasl01' of beach front $650,000 For further informa.
tion ask for Ellen Allemore, 648-5146
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimmingpool, boat parking, good invest-
mnient potential. $550,000.
PORT ST. JOE
816 Marvin Ave. Lovely 4 BD/2.5 BA on a Ig. 150/175 lot.
3 level home. Remodeled kitchen with new flooring and
new cabinets. Entry has ceramic tile flooring. Den with
fireplace overlooks 16x40 inground swimming pool.
Office off den. Deck off master'bedroom. Cen. h/a, dou-
ble car garage. A must see. $140,000, Reduced to $124,900.
OVERSTREET
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan mobile
home on cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved road, all util-
ities, well, septic, satellite dish. Perfect for your country
living, yet within 10 minutes to two towns. REDUCED -
$18,000 DRASTIC!
LOTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
CAPE SAN BLAS./ Bayfront-101 ft. of bay frontage over-
looking Pig Island 490ft. of depth from Pig Bayou to C-
30, overdous
o sites;
great view, and water access to the bay, only $105,000.
Gulf Sid nWOit T p 101o cleared
$25,000 f~,r f t.era are
BEACON HILL
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in
an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restrictions,
just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be
available. $35,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
Developers Commercial, Residentiall 180' on U. S. 98
by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on
Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commercial
zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $600,000.
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice
lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape, near
pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
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 residences.
Well priced at $410,000. Call Tom.


8245 Gulfaire Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. 2 bed-
roo'm .2 1 2 ba Cormp leel frnished towi-ioet%
Has 2 decks .' ,ith anoramic yi1w of Gulf. Very nice--
ly furnished. also his a" fireplace. "reat rental.
$195.000.00.


SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE.
Located on'the canal with six.:boat slips. Price
includes the business, two canal front lots, the
building, all furnishings, and inventory. Call for
details. $550.000. (FC001)


NEW LISTING Dockside Townhouse 110-
B Miramar Dr. Mexico Beach. Between beach.'?
and highway ON CANAL! 2 bedroom, 2.5 ba,
furnished,' ch/a, PRIVATE 'BOAT SLIP.
$225,000.

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

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

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

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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:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP ,


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


AWUOMOTIVE

1990 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4. New tires
31x1050, new exhaust, diamond plate
tool box and trim, short wheel base, 300
6-cylinder, $5,000. Call, 647-8322 or
pager 914-1253. fc 7/29
Accepting Bids: .1983 Ford Pickup. Call
Citizens 'Federal Savings Bank for infor-
mation, 227-1416. Citizens Federal
Savings Bank of Port St. Joe reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
2tc 7/29
1996 Honda XR200R dirt bike.
Excellent condition, garage kept. Call
S 229-8806. tfc 7/29
1993 blue 4-dr. Chev. Corsica, power
wisdbws, power doors, air cond.& radio.
Good cond., asking $4,100. Contact
229-6770, call after 6:00 or leave mes-
sage. 32tc7/1
95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after' 8 p.m. tfc 7/1





24' Sun Tracker Party Barge pontoon
boat, new topside and deck, needs
niotor, $3,495. 647-3596 Itp 7/29


21' Sunbird Odyssey deck boat, 2 yrs.
old. Only used 7 times. Fiberglass tri-
hull. 130 hp.Johnson, biminl top. bead.
tqble, live well, electronics, lots of stor-
age & seats. Easy load trailer, double
aide. and brakes. Priced to sell at.
$-12,500. (850)668-3933 4tc 7/22
KAYAKS for saJel Great funl At the Port
T Theatre, downtown Port St. Joe. Open
Tues. -Sat. 229-9282. 6tc 6/24
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3BR/2BA mobile home in, Mexico
1 Beach. $400 per month plus deposit.
C5 1 648-5476. tfc 7/29
2BR/2BA mobile home in Mexico
Beach. S400 per month pius deposit.
Call 648-5476. ., .. tfc 7/29
Apartment for rent: 510 8th St.. utillities
paid. S100 per %%eek. Call Buddy 229-
9784. Itc 7/29


Small efficiency fully furnished. AC &
heat, all utilities included. Rent by week
or ronth. 8400 a month, $200 security,
S50 clean-r, p fee. 639-5414 ltc 7/22
One bedroom. I bath apartment, fur-
nis hed, $395 month, beginning August
1. Call 648-5476.


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

229-6200


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


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

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Roommate independent only. Lg. fur-
nished bedroom, private bath, walk-in
closet, laundry/kitchen privileges and
utilities. $375 a month. Send. resume
and references to: Roommate, P. 0. Box
604, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 7/15
3 bedroom doublewide trailer, 2 blocks
from beach. Call 647-3220. 3tc 7/15
Spacious 3 bdrrri., 2 ba. home, lg.
fenced yard, kids and pets welcome. 1
block from beach. $650/m. 'Bill
Howard, 647-9286. tfc 7/22
For lease: 3 bedroom, 2 ba. home at 206
Court St., St. Joe Beach, $600,
first/last, available July 1st. 612-416-
3711. tfc6/24
Small retail/office space for rent on
Third St. 229-2727. tfc 7/1
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. 647-
5106. tfc7/1
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate. Ideal for small wed-
dings. receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
:Cenr. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor: Housing Complexc Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 7/1


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm.,, house, stove 8& refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm. .. '
Large 2. bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
'*Small 2'bdrm. home, auto heat & air;
washer/dryer hook-up. '
* One bedroom apartment. siehrT'/
dryer hookup. .
Call 229-6777 after 7. p.m. tfc 7/1


Garage Sale: Rain or Shine. Queen sofa
sleeper and matching loveseat. coffee
table, queen.waterbed weith heater and
book case headboard, children's and
teen clothing in back-to-school cond..
Nintendo. plus misc. Saturday 7:30 am
until noon. 401 20th St.. Port St. Joe.
Itc 7/29

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,
Florida 850-227-7413.
S- tfce 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
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
0 Mini Blinds,
On-site Management
Voice/TrY Access L=.
(352) 472-3952

Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts..
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL`
32456 (850) 227-745)

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
( On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 -
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For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 tfc
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The Gulf County Sheriff's Dept. is
accepting applications for Corrections
Officer and Dispatcher. Corrections
Officers may contact Sgt. Farmer and:
Dispatchers may contact Debble' Ely at
the Sheriffs Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 C. G. Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 227-1115.
Application are available at the Sherlffs
Dept. tfc 7/29
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TRADES and SERVICES U K 5~


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
This area's mos" experienced renin,shers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *Custom-Wood
*Commercial industrial
A & RFence
f encing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN,593115646 (850) 647-4047


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

FAMILY OWNED
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'Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Area
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STUMP GRINDING
Best prices in town!
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises; Inc.


BOB'S PAINT 0
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body t Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
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Call or See BOB HEACOCK
, Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229










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

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On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


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


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


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


COINS BY THE BAY I buy and sell old,
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc7/1

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


C. J's Lawn


FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
S TRIMMING
Swill work for you.
Licensed and Insured Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port,
St. Joe and Wewahitchka .
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs
SSingle-Ply & Repairs
*"Where QualiNy fs Higher Than.Price"
229-8631




Steve Brant's



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

229-63Z6

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


2026 Marvin Avenue.
Sa &lail J>Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

Phone(850)

S- 25 Years Expwdence- 229-6859
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K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
K 648-5474 FL LICENSE ER0010992, RAl 154218)


THE CABINET SHOPPE


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

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED

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


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carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
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Beanie Baby Sale: Currents and
retired. 2111 Palm Blvd. Sat., July
31st, 9:00-3:00, or call 229-8936.
Itc 7/29

Yard Sale: Electric cook top, microwave,
household and misc. items, toddler
clothes and toys, Schwinn 10-speed
bike. Sat., 8:00-12:00, 136 Barbara.Dr.,
Ward Ridge ltc 7/29
Yard Sale: Lots of baby items. Graco
open top 3 speed swing, play pen, dia-
per genie, new Playtex bottles, bouncer
seat. Baby girl and boy clothes. TI com-
puter w/games, bass cannon. Men's
SLevis 30-32, 34. Lots of misc. 130 Gulf
St., St. Joe Beach. Sat., July 31st, 8:00
a. m;- until. ltp 7/29
Yard Sale: Saturday 8:00 a.m. until.
4652 S. Highway 71, Wewahitchka
(Honeyville). a Itc 7/29
Y'Vard Sale. Saturday. -July 31st. _i:00C
a.m., 803 Woodward Ave. Toys, knick-
knacks, clothes, dishes. Itp 7/29
Yard Sale: Saturday, July 31st. 152
Ave. B. Off Highway 98 on Ave. B. Lots
bf good stuff- lamps. VCR, TV and lots
more. Come and see. ltp 7/29
Porch Sale: Saturday, July 31st, 8:00 -
12:00. 2912 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe.'
Itc 7/29
Garage Sale: 504 Peters St. Nothing
over -50. lots of great buys. Call Petula
229-6563 or come by anytime. ltp 7/29
Multi Family Yard Sale: Saturday, July
24, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 212 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe. In front of Curves.
Misc. items. 2tp 7/22


HELP : WANTE


The Gulf County School Board is
receiving applications for Teacher
(Social Studies). Persons having appli-
cations on' file in the School Board office
and wishing to be considered for this
position must. request to have their
application submitted. Application form
and job description are available at the
School Board office. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Dr. William
Truby, Principal. Wewahltchka, FL
32465. Application deadline Is August
3, 1999, 10:00 a.m., CT. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. ltc 7/29
The Gulf County School Board is
accepting applications for Teacher
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to,
be considered for this, position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Application form and job
description are available at the School
Board Office. Completed applications
should be sent to Ms. ,Catherine
Barfield, Principal, Port St. Joe
Elementary, 2201 Long Avenue, Port St:
Joe,. FL 32456. Application deadline is
July 30, 1999, 10:00 AM. ET. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. Iltc 7/29

Now accepting applications for Pest
Control Technician for local company.
Please call 648-3018 or send resume to
DTPPC, P. 0. Box 13675, Mexico Beach.
FL 32410. tfe 7/29
Office Help Wanted: Proficient in Word
Perfect Works, Mlicrosoft Office, spread-
sheets, typing, accounts payable and
accounts receivable. Knowledge of con-
struction industry a plus, but not'
required. Pay depends on experience.
,ax resume to (850)229-8982.
S 2tc 7/29

Primex Technologies, Inc. NOW HIRING
Lab Technician. ,':
Our "state of the art" facility Is located
convenientdy 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
Indhlidual 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 -Jheir
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: Tori Piszczatoski, Human
Resources Dept.. P. 0. Box 222
SSt. Marks, FL 32355. ,,
I tc 7/29
Licensed salesperson with Florida
license needed for Crystal Sands Realtv.
Inc'. Call 648-4400. 2tc 7/29
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for part-time office help, 20
hours per week. The applicant must be
capable of computer operation and gen-
eral office work. The rate of pay for Lthi
position is $6.51 per hour. The City of
Mexico Beach is an equal opportunity
employer and maintains a drug-free
workplace. An application can be picked
up at City Hall. 118 N. 14th Street,
Mexico Beach. The closing date for
receipt of applications is July 30, 1999
at 4:00 p.m. CT. For Further informa-
tion* contact Frank Healy, City
Administrator, 648-5700. 2tc 7/22
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for partn-Ltime laborer, 20
hours per week. The rate of pay for this
position Is S6.51 per hour. The City of
Mexico Beach Is an equal opportunity
employer and maintains a drug-free
workplace. An application can be picked
up at City Hall, 118 N. 14th. Street,
Mexico Beach. The closing date for
receipt of applications is July 30, 1999
at 4:00 p.m. CT. For Further informa-
tion contact Frank Healy; 'City
Administrator, 648-5700. 2tc 7/22,
The Gulf County School Board is
receiving applications for a Truant
Officer. Persons having applications on
file in the School Board off ice and w'ish-
ing to be considered for this position
must request to have their application
submitted. Application forms and job
descriptions are available at the School
Board office. Completed applications
should be sent to Mr. Temple Watson,
Director of Support Services, 150
Middle, School Road, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Application deadline is July 29,


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ID)


1999, 12:00 Noon, E.D.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 7/22
Now taking applications for meat dept.
personnel. Duren's Piggly Wiggly, 510
C. G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. Fill
out application and talk to Mr. Duren.
2tc 7/22

Anticipated Vacancy. Health Support
Aide. 35 hours per week, 10 month
position, off in summer. Position is
located at Port St. Joe school health
room. CNA experience preferred.
Applicants who may have applied for
previously advertised positions should
re-apply. Submit applications to: Ann
Baxter, Gulf County Health Dept., 502
Fourth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Phone (850)227-1276. Closing date is
August 3, 1999. Background check
and fingerprinting required. 2tc 7/22
Road Rep wanted full time to call on
mid to nigh-end gift stores in AL & pan-
handle. 20 general gift & home accent
Lines. High reorder. 10% commission.
Must be experienced in the gift business
and work Atlanta Gift shows. FAX
resume AND references to 727-399-
9398. 2tp 7/22

Laborers and Equipment Operators
needed for Site Utility Company.
Excellent Benefits. Long-Term
Opportunities. Dritg 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
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
Several positions available. Cooks 2,
waiting staff 2. dishwashers 2. Apply
in person or phone: DUNES BEACH
RESTAURANT, 3625 Cape San Blas
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 850-227-
3655 or 850-227-1819. tfc 7/8

Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfe 7/1

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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 29. 1999


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Cottage .Cleaners/Inspector needed.
Mexico Beach area. Experience, vehicle,
work Saturdays and dependability a
must.$7.00 per hour to start. Call
229-2683, tfc
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
Reservationist/receptionist needed at
Mexico Beach- office, Part time and
weekend work. Good attitude a must.
Call Thompson-Rish Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449. tfc 7/1





Camper for a pickup truck, $950. Call
227-1376' 2tc 7/29
Gas Stove almost new, slightly dam-
aged oven door, make reasonable offer.
227-9697. tfc 7/29
Computer desk -suitable for' student.-
Used briefly, $50. 229-6984. Itp 7/29
Electric lift recliner, .3 years old, like
hew. 8300. Call 647-3100 between 5:00
and 7:00 p.m.
Fine China 'by Noritake, Rothschild
design, beautiful 8 (5 piece) place set-
ting with serving bowl, creamer andc
sugar. Never been used. Please call after
5:00 p.m.. 229-2719. ask for'Tarhara.
Itc 7/29


Mother of 3 with dependable, loving.
care for your child. N-F, after 5:30 ET.,
Sat. & Sun. anytime. Call 639-9377.

S Ifim5 Saa- '7*M 7"f Stem!


Grass Cutting
Yard Cleaning
Cat Washing, Etc.
Call Jarrod Wester
229-2650 (leave message)
Free Estimates

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


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. Ill give you a price you just
can't beat. 229-8829. Billy
Johnson.
,. 4Op7/1

BUDGET ELECTRIC
135 N. Kim Ave Howard Creek
850-827-2429
E'T000609 INsLirOD
W. e do .1 a -- 1e II 6do *I gh
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


48" shower 5' tub shower doors.
Spurlin. New, still in boxes. $90 each.
227-9459. 'tp 7/29
"Brown Bear Compound Bow"
Adjustable draw. weight. Includes
detachable quiver, 7 aluminum hunting
arrows, 15 practice arrows, sights;
cable guard, stabilizer, and more. $175.
227-2565. 2tc 7/22
Weslo Cardiowalk exerciser. $50.
648-8532 2t6 7/22
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfe 7/1

6-pc country blue sectional by
benchcraft, mint cond., 2 incliners with
a queen size sofa sleeper. Paid $1800,
will sell for $1,000 firm. Call 227-7125,
leave message. 2tc 7/22

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR -
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden, 229-
2727. tfc 7/8,
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 3:10 4th St.. Port St. Joe.
Stc 7/1

PHOTO DEVELOPING, available at
Barfield's, 229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. Joe (at former Photo World
Shop) tfc 7/1





Pugs 3 females. AKC reg.. fawn with
black mask. S350. Call 229.6664.


Small Engine Repair. We pick up and
deliver, and we guarantee our work.
Call anytime 850-639-3029. 2tc 7/22
Ironing, pick up and delivery. Have
references. 227-2049. tfc 7/15


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Eslimctes & RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS


Cln*is Appliance
Repair Service

477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL'32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Mobile 227-8083
S Office: 227-1402




Satellite Service
Corigi Ai, ine e n Call l 18 l) n-17 1 1
f, rl o I[ .10er, F! i,4o C0llti8'5 LwTi Il 10m


A Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales .
Represenltatve
i c 211 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AV Ol (850) 229-6460


CAPPS CRANE

SERVICE

227-5678

Freddie Capps
S 4p7/1


Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 c6/ (850) 639-4172


,r PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
.^ REPAIR AND REMODELING .
N (850) 229-6460
*Phil Collier Residential Contractor
fc 5/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99


Business and Personal
Financial and Estate Planning


Payroll Preparation
Bookkeeping Service


FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Free to a good home: female shep-
herd/collie- mix, 9 months old. Has all '
shots and has been spade. Comes with ,
dog house. Call 227-9690. .tc 7/29
Golden Retrieer puppies. 9 weeks old,;
AKC reg., Ist shuts given. $250. 639-
5227 4tc 7/15,
'JACK RUSSELL, TERRIERS. Beautiful
puppies, 1 male, 1 female, 4 wks old,
$350. 648-4514.

2 UKC Rat Terrier pups. 1 male, 1
female. Call 648-5306. ltc 7/29






3BR/2BA brick/stucco home on 1 1/2
lots. privacy fence. cypress shop/play-
house, flreplacc. large greatroom.
$120,000.'Call 229-6778. tfc 7/29
Beach' cottage' with beach view.
2BR/1BA, fireplace ,with heatalater',
large 8-car garage. $75,000. Call 229-
6778. tfc 7/29

House for sale with pool in. SeaShores
Subdivision. Call 227-1122, ext. 120.
After 5:00 p.m., call 647-3648.
2tc 7/22

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


LOOK! NO JOB TOO SMALL
General Home Improvement
Siding/Screen Rooms/Etc.
850-647-3452
Lie. RG-0066513

TELEPHONE FAX -
COMPUTER LINES
INSTALLATION & REPAIR
OVER 15 YRS. EXPERIENCE ,
COMPETITIVE RATES 6'24
Chdrles Branch
(850) 648-8632


Michael Heatherly

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

(850) 229-8778


SGood Work Doesn't Cost,
it P ays!

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


By ,Owner: 3BR/1BA block home
w/vinyln siding, Juniper" Ave., near
schools. Family room, extra kitchen,
cent. heat/AC, carport, 40'workshop/
shed 12'x24' utility shed, satellite dish,
auto sprinkler system, fenced back
yard. 875,000. Call 229-6070.
5tc 7/22
For 'Sale by Owner: 2 story' house for
sale, 2050 sq, ft., 3 bdrm., '2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front' & back porch
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-2
in closet. Garden, tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast 'ook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 fic 7/1

Trade Key Largo house-ocean, canal, 3
bedroom, 3 bath, for San Bias gulf front
house. 305-852.5312. tfc 6/24






WANTED: lawn mowers, dead or
alive and cheap. Small engine and
yard equipment. 850-229-2727
days. tfc 7/1






I, Mike LeRoy. will not be held responsi-'
ble for any debts Incurred 'by anyone
Other than m\.self. / 2tp 7/29


Mary Kay Cosmetics
BETTY LEWIS, Consultant
909 10th Street, Port St. Joe
Call 850-229-6005
Consultant since: 1991'
121p6/17



Pressure


Washing

CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
Michael Heatherly


S4c 7/8


STUCCO
by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.,
All Stucco-
No Styooam o
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated' Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The ,
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile #;27-5424


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

ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lc. ERo013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction' -



Mize Plumbing, Gls & Supp, inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic #CF-C057220 RGO5O1008, EROO11618
520 E. First t., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


STEAM CLEANING 'STEAM CLEANING

o CARPET CLEANING I
Z

'.1 ,

Odor Control 24 Hr: Water Damage Z
,i, Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
t (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING


I, Gisele P. Davis am nro longer respon-
sible for any debts incurred by anyone
other than myself. : 2tp 7/22
Professional Windows unfair to home-
owneri? Please call 227-1502. 4tp 7/22





Inherited mobile home not needed.'
Call 785-4971. ltc 7/29
Single parent program 7 call'for immedl-..
ate approval! 785-5138. ltc 7/29.

H LD program call for immediate
approval! 785-4169. ltc 7/29
IW need trade-inst! Trade your used
mobile home for a new one. Call 785-
4971. Itc7/29
First time buyer program. CAll to quali-
fy! 785-8509. tc 7/29
New government, programs for mobile
home purchases! Call to qualify 785-
51,38. 7. I tc 7/29
4BR/2BA on S79 a week! Call now to
qualify, 785-4971. Itc 7/29
Credit builders program call for
details. 785-4169. lte 7/29
Great value .14x70, 2/2, setup,, A/C,
skirting, steps, $15;500. Call 785-9.699.
,I te 7/29


Divorce forces the sale of a 14x70, 2/2!
Clean. Must sell 785-9699. Itc.7/29
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility, room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500'? 639-5920.
S .'t.' ,, .. '.fc7/1

A nice 3:.bdrm., 2 ba, double wide
Pmoble home.on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55,000. Call 647-3292. Ue 7/1
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot In
restricted subdivision. High. elevation,
paved streets. city water &'chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray. Court, Beacon Hill;
$35,000. -Call Parker Realty of Mexico.
Beach. Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 7/1

Mobile home sale, in Wewahltchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room,; 1 1/2 bath; 14' wide, small down
payment, great terms. HURRY! 784-
2087.7" tfc 6/24





NOTICE OF APPLICArION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ge.orge Y Cc-m. '
the holder of the following Tax. Cerutlcale. has filed
sald certul'cate for tLax deed to be ic ucd thereorn
The ertlelcate rumber and )ear oi issuance, the
description'of' the property, and the names' In
which Itv.as assessed are as follows
Certificate No 149 Application No 99-01.
Year di issuance 1993 R.E.,No. 02377-002.
Description of Property
Lot 15., oI Block 9 Secruon 25 Townsnip 4
South Rnar.e 10 W\est uo Correcule Replat.
of Cleckldey's AddiUon [,t WewahJt:hka,
'Unit 2as record ecl inPlat Book 2,Page 37-
of the public,-records of Gulf County.
Florida. '
Name In which assessed Deborah McGhee
All of said property being in the Gulf Counri. Sale
.ol Florida. .
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 Courthous'e at 11:00
A.M.. E.S.T., onbi Wednesday. the 18th day of
'August, 1999.
1IDated this 8th day of July, 1999.
', Benny C.' Lister ,' .
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: /S/ Rebecca L. Norris
'Deputy Clerk
4tc.,July 15, 22. 29, and August 5. 1999.
NOTICE OF INTENDED'ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpoe' and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for n .the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education tules. .
Summanry: The following Is a brief description of


each proposal change.
Gulf District Schools Pupil Progression Plan
,Ec6nomic.Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with Implementation..
IF REQUESTED, A.HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 5:15 P.M., E.T
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 1999
Place: Board Room,
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St Joe, Fl 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
Inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office of InsLrucional i
Services, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL.
Special legal authority under whichithe adoption
is authorized and the law being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
:The addition and change are proposed by Sara
Joe Wooten, Director of Curriculum and Human
Resources and approved for consideration by
Jerry E. Kelley, Superintendent
Amendments to:
Gulf District Schools Pupil Progression Plan
2t.e, July 22 and'29. 1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTHI
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
CASE NO. 99-38
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
LILLIAN A. HALL,
eceased.'
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
'THE ADMINISTRATION orthe estate ofLIL-
LIAN A. HALL, deceased. File Number 99 38. Is
pending in the circuit Cour for Gulf County,
Florida Probate Division. the address ol which Is
Gull County Courthouse. Probate Division. 1000
Cecilt G. CusLin. Sr. Boulevard. Port SL. Joe,- FL
32456. The name and address of the Personal
Representative and his attorney are set ortLi
below.
All Interested persons are required to die
WIT HIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. II iAll
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity o0 the Will. the quail-
flcatrons of the Personal Representative, venue ao
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the first publication of this Notice
of Administra don 7-22-99.
Is/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, PA.
206 E. 4th Street
P..O, Box 39
Pnrt St. Joe. Florida 32457
(8501 229-8211
Fax 18501 227-619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 035056 .
Is/ GARY F. HALL "
18927 West Piney Point
Ba3ton Rouge, LA 70817
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2ic. July 22 and 29. 1999

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME ...
Nouice is hereb, givnr, matnL. pursuant to. Chapter
86509 Fiorida Statuteb the under -;ieneo mtieildd
to register wil ithe Diviqion of Corpcrauons'.
Department ol State. the flchuoun trade name
under which4t will be engaged I-, business and in
which said business is to be came on. o-wIt
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Timeless Treasures.
MAILING ADDRESS: 228 Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Cheryl Peak: ,
Itc, July 29. 1999.

IN THE-CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
S' JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF.THE STATE OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CAS. NO. 99-41CP
IN'PROBATE
IN RE The Estate of
JAMES R. VANDAVENDER
deceased.:
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estale of
.JAMES R \ANDAVENDER deceased File Number
99-41CP. Is pending in the Circuit Coutn for Gulf
County. Flonda. Probale'Division. rhie address of
which I Gull Counry Courthouse 1000 Cecil G
Costin Sr Blvd Port St Joe. FL 32456 The name
and address of the Personal Representauve and his
attorney are set forth below


All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (11I All
claims against the estate and 121 any objecuon by
an Interested person on whom noUce was served
Lhat challenges the validity of the Will. the quall
cauons of the Personal Representative. venu e or
Jurisdicuon of the Courl
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration July 29. 1999.
/s/ WILLAM'J. RISH
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOOL. P.A.
P. 0. Box 39
206 E. 4th.Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(904)229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806' ;
'/s/ JAMES DAVIS VANDAVENDER
P. O. Box 301 :
Euless. TX 76039
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, July 29, and August 5, 1999.


P prudential St. George Island'
SP prudential 850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Resort Realty of Apaiachicola
St. George Island 850-653-2555 888-419-2555
St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
'1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 .110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293.0428, ext. 107




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Port St. Joe, 1007 Marvin Avenue 3BR/2BA, 2100 sq. ft. fa
ily home with large kitchen, pantry, breakfast bar, family room,:
fireplace, Florida room, deck and workshop. Great neighborhood
for the kids, close to the ball parks. $137,900. MLS#3989.
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudentil and are registered service marts
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
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