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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 5, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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IDA 32456' THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1999


32C Per Copy
Plus 3C Tax ... t .J


St. Joe Co. Lukewarm
About Annexation
See Story on Page 3A
School News
"1999-2000" Begins-Page 5B
Lightning; Wrong Moves
Deadly
Safety Measures on Page 2B
Tournament Teams Update
See Status on Page 12A
Reduced Meals
Can You Qualify? Page 2B
Law Enforcement Reports
Cities & County on Page 7A
Gowan Resigns Page 12A
Are You Experiencing a
Heat Wave? Check Page IB


Fish-Kill Update

.Suspect Low 02

Last week, in The Star. it was
reported that the dead fish found
ashore in St. Joe Bay and the Gulf
were actually refuse from a
shrimping boat's nets. This infor-
mation proved to be false. The
cause of the mass fish killing was
unknown, and investigated by the
Apalachicola Reserve this past
week. Samples of water and of fish
that appeared to be affected were
sent to the Florida Marine
Research Institute in St. Peters-
burg. Aquatic Preserve Manager
at the Reserve. Tammy Summers.
reports, "Prelhminary results show
no.traces .of a red tide or-an algae.
bloom in the water and no evi-
dence of lesions on the fish.". The
algae bloom Summers refers to is
a cause of red tide. among many
S other environmental problems.
Biologists at the Reserve sus-
pect low oxygen levels to be the
culprit. "We haven't had much
oxygen recirculation due to the
extreme weather conditions,"
reports Summers.
The weather conditions, that
can affect oxygen levels have been
abundant., as. of ,late. These
include lack of wind, little tain;
and heat.
SThe D.O. (dissolved oxygen)
rating of the bay's water varies on
a scale-of zero to 10. By analysis,
it'has been learned that the water
rates a 5.8 on the scale .
". Th fish are basically suffo-
cating," says Summers, "they are
coming, to the surface, trying to
get their last breath, -and some
beach themselves."
Rumors have multiplied,
ranging from the belief that the
killing was "just trash fish" to talk
of a diesel spill off the shore of
Presnell's Bayside 'Marina.
If, in the future, the public
would like to report a fish kill,
there is a'marine fish kill hotline
at 1-800-636-0511.

School Board Approves
Millage Rate and

Tentative Budget
The Gulf County School
Board met Tuesday evening to
discuss and 'ultimately approve
the proposed increase in the mill-
age rate and the tentative budget.
The millage rate was narrowly
approved by a three to two vote
with Chairman Norton' and board
member Mary Pridgeon opposing,
while the tentative budget passed
with a vote of four to one with
opposition from Dr. Pridgeon also.
The millage rate proposal, as
reported in The Star's July 24th
issue, was 7.882 mills which is a
decrease from last year's 8.00
mills, but falls short of the school
board's "roll back" rate of 7.281.
Other business included a
request by Coach Scott Gowan for
a one year leave of absence. That
request was tabled by the Board
pending further information. The
board also approved the Pupil
'Progression Plan.
The next meeting of the Gulf
County School Board will be held
September 7th at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Among other business, final
approval of the budget will be dis-
cussed.


jOn the Road Again


School Opens August 10th for Gulf Students


The 1999-2000 school year
has arrived, already! Students
and parents are encouraged to
review the following information
In preparation for the first day of
school.
All Gulf County public school
el. buses will run on August 10. on
the same schedule as the end of
School t his past May. The merging
of Highland View Elementary with
Port St. Joe Elementary will
&require pick-ups for those stu-
dents In grades K through five.
Affected students will board at
established stops where middle
and high school students. have
been meeting. Buses #62 and #65
l will serve Highland View.
All Public Schools Begin On
August -10!
Port St. Joe Elementary School
.. 12O. ... Orientation: August 9th.
12:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
School day: 7:50 a.m.-2:05
p.m., for walking and bicycling
students. 2:10 p.m.. 1st bus stu-
dents, 2:15 for car riders, and
2:20 p..rri., 2nd bus students.
7,NOTICE: Parent pick-
up/drop-off procedure has been
modified, as to relieve some of the
congestion occurrinal. on Long
Avenue. Now, in addilon to the
circle drive that has, been used for
many years, students will also be
able to unload via the construe-
tLion .entrance by the football field.
which circles utip to the edge of the
new facility.
Gulf County District Schools' fleet of buses is lied up and Wewahbltchka Elementary School
ready to take to the streets next Tuesday to transport students First day: August 10th
to elementary, middle, and high schools marking the beginnings Orientation for pre-K: August
of the 1999-2000 school year . 9. 6:00 p.m. (CTI, at the Main
.. .. .. S tr e e t b r a n c h .


School day: 7:55 a.m.-2-30
p.m.. for grades K-6th. 8:00 a.m.-
2:00 p.m.. pre-K.
Port St. Joe Middle School
Orientation: August 9th. 9:00
a.m-1 1:00 a.m.
First day: August 10th
School day: 7:55 a.m.-2:30
a.m.
The following is the bus
schedule for middle school orien-
tation on August 9 at 9:00 a.m.
Shirley Bryant-North Port
St. Joe-8:30 a.m.:
Ist Stop-Apollo Street and
Avenue A


2nd Stop-Avenue A and
North Park Avenue
3rd Stop-Avenue A and Mar-
tin Luther King Avenue
4th Stop-Avenue D and Mar-
tin Luther King Avenue
Debbie Williams-White
City-8:30 a.mn.:
Only stop ,at Hammond's
Store. If students ; live beyond -
White City, they should call Mrs.
Williams prior to the 9th at,229-
8693.
Linda Purswell-Beaches
and Overstreet-8:00 a.m.:
(See SCHOOL on Page 9A)


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Premier Services Strike Ends


The Premier Services Corpo-
ration hourly workers' stnke has
now been resolved. It ended Tues-
day with the resumption of the
midnight shift, that evening.
On Monday. August 1. federal
mediators who assisted in negoti-
ations last Monday. returned. In
conjunction with their efforts, a
proposal made Tuesday afternoon
was voted upon and ratified that
night.
The compromise 'Was shaped


to satisfy the' workers' demands
concerning retirement benefits.
wages. and contract language.
Local plant manager Jim Williams
comments, '1 think both sides
(company and hourly employees)
came out with something we can
agree with." '
The contract is for five years,
making it different from its coun-
terparts in the company's pre\i-
ous negotiations. These contracts
were histbricalv three-year pacts'.


FEMA Temporarily Halts Map Changes


Coming to Gulf County to Reassess After Congressman Allen Boyd's Request


This Thursday. the 90-day
appeals window for responding to
FEMA's proposed flood map
amendments officially starts.
Throughout this process, Cape
San Bias and Indian Pass proper-
ty owners have recognized that
they have a friend and ally in U.S.
Congressman Allen Boyd.
Boyd's announcement last
week that he had filed ah amend-
ment to address the matter arid
set. up meetings with FEMA and
U.S. Fish and Wildlife to address
the flood maps and CBRA desig-
nation could elevate him from ally
status to '"knight fi shining
armor" in the eyes of property
owners, county officials, and rep-
resentatives of the Gulf County
Coastal Developihent Association.
It seemsrthat more may have'
happened during the past week
concerning this issue than has
happened since FEMA proposed


stricter flood miap regulations in
areas at Cape San Bias and
Indian Pass peninsula. These
areas are. under the restriction of
the Coastal Barrier Resource Act
(CBRA),. Anyone familiar with the
process knows that tons of effort,
has gone into preserving the right
to develop those properties.
Gulf County Commissioner
Warren Yeager' and. the Gulf
County Coastal Development
Association called. for a public
meeting last Saturday to.inform
all affected parties as to just
exactly where the process was,
and how they could continue to
help battle FEMA's plans.
Congressman Boyd provided
a much more optimistic response
when he announced Friday that
he has secured language in a.
committee report that directs
FEMA to revisit the issue Of flood
zone remapping for Gulf County.


Approximately 100 people met at the Gulf County Court-
house Saturday to discuss FEMA's proposed flood map changes.


The amendment also asks FEMA
to report on the procedures used
by the agency to develop new
flood zone maps in regions that
are also Coastal Barrier
Resources Act zones."


reconsidered. I was pleased that I
had' the bppbrtunity to get
FEMA's' attention on this critical
issue. While this language has a
long way to go through the leg-
islative process before it is signed


'chase low, cost government-
backed flood insurance, so bor-
rowing construction money will be
very difficult, expensive, or even
impractical.
Boyd Calls For Meeting
Commissioner Yeager an-
nounced to property owners dur-
ing Saturday's meeting that
Congressman Boyd had taken the
process one step further.
Jim Norton, Congressman
Boyd's representative, told the
crowd of approximately 100. resi-
dents, property owners, realtors,
and concerned citizens that the
congressman had set up a face-
to-face meeting with both FEMA
and U. S. Fish and Wildlife to dis-
cuss the issues at hand and how
they impact Gulf County because
of the CBRA act designation at
Cape San Blas and Indian Pass
(See FEMA on Page 3A)


"The residents of Gulf County
have braved an incredibly difficult
and disheartening year," said
Congressman Boyd.
"FEMA's plan to restructure
the flood zone map at Cape San
Blas and Indian Pass is bringing
an early, demise to any hopes, that
new development along the coast
could revitalize the county's bat-
tered economy," he added.
"The citizens of Gulf County
deserve to have this decision


into law, I will continue my efforts
to ensure that FEMA treats the
residents of Gulf County fairly,"
concluded Boyd.
FEMA's plans would change
the flood zone designation foi- the
region from "C" to "V". This rezon-
ing will make it unlikely that local
banks will offer residents financ-
ing, thus resulting in new devel-
opment plans being cost prohibi-
tive. Because of CBRA designa-
tion, property owners can't pur-


Standing behind the desk (1 to r) Ron Morrow, Jim Norton, and Commissioner Warren
Yeager discuss the plight of Cape and Indian Pass landowners to secure their property values.


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It's A Small


Price To Pay

Especially Since Local Interests

Have Been Thinking of That Project
IF ALL IT TAKES TO START US on the road to development
and prosperity, is for Highway 98 to be relocated farther inland,
then we say, start grading!
For years, local interests have toyed with the thought of mov-
ing the coastal highway farther inland for both safety and conve-
nience sake. It would offer additional safety to the users of our.
beaches and additional convenience to the drivers along the high-
way.
The idea never was pursued to fruition, however, since it
would require what was seemingly a difficult task of securing the
necessary right-of-way. The Florida Department of Transportation
would also have to put its stamp of approval on the project.
There were a number of difficult hoops to go through before
-the idea could be pursued; even though it was universally thought
ja good idea,
NOW, THE ST. JOE COMPANY is making noises like it would
Desire for this little project to be accomplished. St. Joe's prede-,
4icessor is the land owner which local interests were hesitant to
,approach about the necessary right-of-way property in the first
;place. ;
We can see where the highway being, moved would be desirous
[and beneficial to the development of St. Joe's land, making it more
attractive to investors and creating more useable, valuable space
in the process.
St. Joe would have a more lucrative piece of property to sell,
but their good fortune would aid us all, in addition. Peter Rummell
remarked at the marina dedication last Saturday, "Our interests
.and our relationship together is more than 50 years old."
What benefits St. Joe benefits us all! -
IF ALL IT TAKES TO GET THINGS moving is the relocation
of Highway 98, and the DOT will go along with it, that's a small
endugh requirement for us all to become accustomed.
T oo, forthiingsto change, we must think change. There is no
way we're going to have change without changing our habits and
desires along with it.
i ,We believe our people are ready enough to accept change if it
is to be for the better.


Play Fair With All

WE KNOW OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE agents can put up an
effective argument, with a sufficiency of valid points, as to why
FEMA shouldn't mess with the status of St. Joseph Peninsula,
without our butting in.
We're going to butt in with our two cents worth, anyhow, since,
to ii W4i4 es-perffeet, sense. '.-.- -...... ... ....
.-Why is.St. Joseph Peninsula.being selected to create a change
while other similar locations-even in Florida-are being left rela-
tively alone? That's a valid question and one which deserves an
answer. Even within 50 miles of Gulf County this situation exists..
Certainly, FEMA isn't playing favorites with us, just because
we don't seem to have the clout to fight it as the other locations
do.
WE'RE NO ST. GEORGE ISLAND, but the same situation
exists. We had to use up a good portion of our perks in order to
get flood insurance available to begin with.
St. George Island didn't._
Alligator Point didn't.
Alligator Point is far more flood prone than St. Joseph Point.
The "peninsula" jutting into the bay isn't as wide, nor as wooded,
as St. Joseph Point. Alligator Point has more development than St.
Joseph Point and is more susceptible to storm damage than St.
Joseph Point.
Thlesimilarties'are'~eegibni! What is the situation. for one should-
be the, situation for the other.,.
We:don't wish to see Franklin County lose any of its benefits
nor its attributes, but neither ,do we wish to see Gulf County suf-
fer from a ~change in the rules, needlessly noir. arbitrarily
Apply the same measuring stick to both! '


"Lettuce" Remain


started or where it comes from,
but we've got to send somebody
out there to fix it!


n't ever get here.
It's enough to drive you batty!
You know tempers are nin trI


I'm tired of simply stepping get short. .. I heard a- lady fired a
i i .t out of my car and have the sweat gun the other day over a parking
a .start cascading down my face. I'm space dispute at Wal-Mart.
.tired of walking out on the deck at
"- six in the morning and have the McDI hopnaldrage road-rage andpost office-
How hot has it been latelyI heat near 'bout suck the wind out rage and investmentgone-
saw two trees this morning fight- of me. I'm tired of nothing but dol- rageand investmbecome the rage
ing over a dog! lar weeds flourishing in my yard' do become the rage,
It's got to be that global warm- I'm tired of the "partly cloudMydoghas about quitrunning
ing I keep hearing about. I don't .' a chance of afternoon 'thunder- with me. If he does go, he stops
know'what causes it or how it got showers" weather report that does- about two miles'out and wantsme
/"' :,'3 i Y .," i


Cool
to carry him back to the house.
You talk about a fair weather-mutt
. Cathy stays on me about run-;
ning in the heat. She allows that I
ought to be at least as smart as the
dog.


I've tried going out early. I've
tried it late. It doesn't make any
difference. When it gets so hot in'
the ocean that fish are dying it's
probably too hot for humans to be
running down the side of the road.!
SIhave to eat my ice cream at
the supermarket.
115. degrees in the shade is
not just an expression.
Sweat has become a national
by-product.
Heat index and. thermal read-
outs are standard nomenclature.,
Two legged broiled lobsters are
crawling into their automobiles for
the trip-back to Indiana ...
tI remember the drought, and
: the heat,. 'of 1958. That was the
year Brother R. C. 'Wiggins.- came
back from a revival in' Little Rock
and told us you could walk across
the Mississippi River at Memphis
without getting your shoes. wet.
Folks, we were young and gullible
but I'm ,not sure. we bought-into
that one ... and he was a preach-
erl
I know we cotildn't get iri 6ur
little creek that summer for the
deerss and raccoons and muskrats
.. and Cunningham children.
It was so hot the mule would-
n't plow. Bessie didn't give milk! I
saw Kentucky wanderers die right
on the pole. Our tomatoes .wer.e the
size of grapes. Corn stalks turned
yellow :;and tasseled out at three
feet. Hogs, sheep, dogs, man and
beast fought over the shade.' Dad
took an afternoon off irt the middle
of the week!
We would: a'tried that thing
With the egg on the street, except
the chickens had quit on us tfoo.
A bunch of us boys volun-
teered to help down at the ice
house. .Mr. Merkle would 'let us
tak. turps dragging out block, f
ce.;1ye'd slip some of tt afwet paw
dust doevn our'shirts, Ietellr ,
h&n,, taian' make enterprising
young men out of you.
You could grunt up eartH-
worms by 'just 'spitting on th"e
ground. It was so hot that ,Miis
Purvis wouldn't leave the wistf
breeze across her front porch to
listen in on the party line!
July and August of 1962 was
just about as bad. You could lay
.down in BobbyKing's front yard
and literally see the heat simmer-
ing over the highway. We took. to
.riding down to the clay pits'" d
'swimming... 'til .the whole place
dried up. K
That's the'surmmer Ricky Gene
thought Mary F. Pendleton looked
"all right". Since fhe hadn't ea4en
any bad mushrooms or fallen opn
his head, we blamed it on the heat.
Even., .the baseball games
slowed down. You just .couldn't
(See KESLEY ON PAGE ,3)
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"Fibber's Closet" Gets A Good Cleanig Out At


ur House


FIBBER McGEE made'the'
crammed. closet faImos '*back in
the 30s with his radio show.
Fibber McGeeaind Molly. On each
show they'had a segnmerItbuilt,
around' Fbber'si famous closet
and' its stuffed condition.' That
closet became a by-word with the,
Ameriqan people;'expressing the
condition' o6fat least one closet in:,
every Ai'erican home. "
Fibber would open the closet
dpor and items would come
crashing out for a minute or two.
With the sound track which
accompanied the act, you could
almost see the crowded items
come tumbling down.
Fibber got a lot of mileage
out of that 60 second sound
track and the complete silence
which followed. He gave the
impression that 'he -couldn't
believe so much stuff-iiad been.
crammed into that one closet and
his audience couldn't either.

THIS WEEK. FRENCHIE has


been cleaning out our "Fibber's .
closet."
Our hall closet would qualify
Sfor the real thing. You know, the
one which extends its opening
back up under the stairwell. That
cavity will [and did] hold a multi-
tude, of stuff. It was truly a
"Fibber's closet"!
She found stuff in that closet
we had forgotten we had. Some
stuff would qualify as antiques.
SThe stuff that came out of,
that closet covered sofas, tables,'
chairs and every conceivable sur-
face, temporarily, all over the
downstairs living portion of our
house!


We had. vacuum cleaners,
tupperware still in the plastic
wrappers, paint cans, old tile left
over from when our house was
built, Christmas decorations,
fruit tree fertilizer, 'hamburger
holders for grilling, yardsticks .
. everything we ever wanted to
save was in that closet .even
clothing!
That closet definitely needed
cleaning out. It hadn't been done
since our house was built back
in 1963. It was a definite catch-
all

FRENCHIE EVEN found a
box of ice cream salt inside. She


told me, "You're going to have to,
go get,us an ice cream freezerf,
To go inside that closet;, I sup-
pose. We didn't have one.,
We did find a couple of elec-
tric heaters, however. We needed
those, along about now.
I halfway expected to find our
'fortune inside that closet. So far
as I know, it isn't stashed any-
where else, so why not there? It
seems as if everything else was in.
theer-e.
'That closet definitely had the
makings of a well-stocked flea
market inside.
I believe one could set up
housekeepingwith the variety of
items which had accumulated in'
there. One would almost believe
it the largest room in our house.
It isn't even the largest closet!

I DON'T KNOW how that
particular closet managed to col-
lect all that junk and treasure. It
was just out-of-the-way and


handy, all at the same time. It
had no particular name, such as
the broom closet, the seasonal
closet, the miscellaneous closet,
the tool closet, the dirty. clothes
closet, or any such nomencla-
ture.
It was just "there", when we
had an urge to put something
away until we decided which
closet or storage room it went in.
For instance, that extra 'tile.
We never knew just when a piece
might become broken .or
scratched and there would be no
matching replacement. So, we
saved the left over tile so long
that we forgot it was there.
The same with'the. paint. On
occasion, we had repainted our
.house and saved the left-over
paint, in case we needed a touch-
up at some time in the future. We
never did, so the paint just sat
there.

I WISH I COULD save money
just as thoroughly as we had


saved items in that closet. IJd
just put it away and forget I ever
had it. The first thing you know,
I would have a bpndle. But, 't's
not to be, I guess.
Maybe,. if I had just stuck,Ait
in that closet, I would have; iit
now. 1
.Our house' is blessed with
nooks and crannies in which to
store "stuff'. There are closets' in
every room, up in the eaves' bf
the house; the attic, the utility
room. You name it and rwe
have it. We have every conceiv-
able.storage place except a base-
ment!
But, this closet seemed, to
bear the brunt of unusual and
varied items for long; periods of
storage, even, more than the oth-
ers.
With six kids formerly in res-
idence and the' "valuable" things
they left with us for safe keeping
when they moved out, we have
needed every square inch of that
,space. But, it's coming out, now!


-THE STAR-
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FEMA From Page 1

peninsula.
Commissioners Yeager, Ron
I Morrow (president of GCCDA),
County Administrator Don Butler,
:and Sue Marley (Marley and 2
Associates) flew to Washington >. .
Monday to join Congressman
Boyd in Tuesday's meeting with.
representatives 'of the two agen-
cies.


LATE BREAKING REPORT
FEMA Coming to Gulf;
Temporarily Haults Map,
Changes
During a phone interview
with Commissioner Warren
Yeager, late Tuesday evening he
reported that FEMA has agreed to
.stop the 90-day flood map
appeals process in, order to
reevaluate the situation.
"FEMA has agreed to come to
Gulf County, look at and review
their data,, and do what needs to
be done fto .m[ke 'sure elevation
numbers are correct," Yeaget
said.
After the meeting with FEMA
-And U.S. Fish arid Wildlife offi-
cials, FEMA- cancelled the second
and final public advertisement for
flood. map changes. The 90-day
appeals window would have
opened on, Thursday,,August 5th.
.Congressman Allen Boyd set
iup. Tuesday's Washington meet-
jing with FEMA. .
"; Yeager said some 'of the
currentt data generated, by Gulf
'County seems to support that
'FPIMA's data is wrong. "All Gulf
:;Countywwants is for the elevation
'numbers ..to be measured accu-
rately... we feel FEMA's num-
bers arencorrect," he concluded.


Ron Morrow


Public Meeting
'By far. the most disturbing
fact pointed out dunng Satur-
dav's public meeting was that,
'FEMA is forcing property .owners
"'and'local government to spend a
:idrge amount of time. money. and
effort to defend their property
''rights when FEMA broke its own
I!'data collectiorl rules "to set the
I ':-oposed flood map proposals in
the first place." '
'As property owner Jim Sai-tor
point n ted out, "They're (FEMA) try-
ing to take our property value 'and


Kesley

(From Page 2),
move it was so hot. Birddog Reed
showed us how to soak a lettuce
leaf and vear it under outtr caps'. It
saved my life : on more than one
occasion and won us a game or
two ih the process.
We didn't' know about global
warming back in those days. We
'hadn't poked any holes yet in the
atmosphere letting good things out
S and bad things in. We didn't
,understand that if your spray
deodorant, escaped into the ionos-'
phere, it, could come back to get
'you in the form of some bad rays.
,We just thought it got extra: hot
eVery four or five years:
S' You know how everything was
bigger and better or badder or
,worse back in the "old days"? Not
'so the heat And don't give me that
"you're older and can't take it like
you use to," malarkey -. and
where's that guy who keeps saying
-if you don't like the weather
Around here, just wait five min-
.utes.
*. e I've been waiting-and sweat-
ing-for a monthly
I've cut back on my running.
I'm,. drinking more. tea .than ever. I
,go out only when necessary. I'm
doing everything I can think of,
and I'm still burning up!
I'm afraid to look at a picture
of Mary E., I bemoan the fact that
block ice has gone the way of the
dinosaur, don't give me a gun, I'd.
give anything .if I could see the
river at Memphis right now. and'
I'll stick a piece of wet lettuce on
my head if you will. ..
Wiltingly Yours,
Kes


County Attorney Tim


making us pay to defend our
value without any offer for com-
pensation fairness does not
seem to enter into the process."


GCCDA president Ron
Morrow explained that the
process of formulating a game
plan gets even more complicated
when, FEMA changes the rules


Port St. Joe
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nearly every time there's a meet-
ing. "It appears FEMA is trying to
make it almost impossible to
appeal their rules," he said.
To date,; nearly 30 property
owners have requested surveys be
taken of their property. Morrow
said the GCCDA hopes that will
grow to approximately 100. A
coastal engineer has been hired to
apply his professional opinion.
Property owners have to do all
of this, but Sue Marley (Marley
and Associates) pointed out some
of the flaws FEMA had in its col-
lection of data to base flood map
changes upon. It was explained
that it looks as though FEMA just
took an average and plugged in
data without sufficient field
study.
Appeals Must Be Made
Through County
Chief County Administrator
Don Butler reminded everyone
present that all! appeals must go
through Gulf County in order .to


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receive attention from FEMA.
Those 'appeals must be handled
through the CEO of the county,
which in this case, would be the
chairman of the Board of Ccinty
Commissioners Tommy Knox.
Those appeals will be
processed through the Adminis-
trator's Office.
Morrow said property owners
will also be receiving another
mail-out from the GCCDA outlin-
ing the specifics of the appeals
process and what property own-
ers need to do.
Morrow also stressed the
importance of supporting the
GCCDA. Thus far, approximately
$18,000 has been raised by the
group, but as it was pointed out
by Sue Marley, 'This is not going
to be a cheap thing to do."
On the positive side, Morrow
said, "We're really very pleased to
.have made what progress we have
in such a short time I believe
we can thank Congressman Boyd
for much of that."


McFarland and surveyor Sue Marley look over flood maps with residents.


St. Joe Lukewarm to Plans



For Annexation of Property


In a letter to Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate, Jr., Chris Hine
(St. Joe Company Vice President
i of Commercial- Development)
expressed some interest in annex-
ing St Joe property into the City
of Port St. Joe, but probably not
as much as the city requested--
16,640 acres--at least not at this'
point and time.
Hine stated he was sensitive
to the fact that the city needed to
grow and the likelihood that St
Joe would annex land into the city
through its pursuit of economic
development.
The city had made a proposal
asking the company to consider
annexing 10 times the city's
current acreage into Port St. Joe's
city limits..In a map depicted in,
the July Stli edition of The Star.
the city's proposed area Itretched
from the Gulf County Canal/
Intracoastal Waterway as its
northern boundary. encominpassed
three section lines east of Port St
Joe, and extended south to the
section line near, Jones Home-
stead.
In Hine's letter, he states.
"Our primary goal is to pursue
developing our land and attract-
ing additional businesses to the
area. Annexation is functionally a
downstream process of such eco-
nomic development that we would
pursue." he added
The citv has expressed an
interest in annexing the property
now before development to outly-
ing areas occurs One of the
options would be to waive city
millage rates Ita-xes) on the prop-
erty until such time that it is
Developed.
"' City cdmri fsiners will likely


continue to discuss the prospects',
of annexation with St. Joe
Company., : :
2 in One: Committee/Agency
Following the recommenda-
tion of the newly appointed nine
member Downtown Architectural
Committee (DAC). city commis-
stioners decided to ask seven of
those members to serve as the
Port St. Joe Downtown Redevel-
opment Agency (DRA).
The DRA is limited to no more
than seven members by Florida
Statutes, and is an instrumental
organization in the grant applica-
tion process and other services to
the city.
Commissioners asked the
DAC to report baek to them.dur-
ing their next regular meeting and.
brnng seven names to be recom-
mended for the DRA.
Resolution
Mayor Frank Pate asked the
commission to approve a resolu-
tion honoring and expressing
gratitude to Harry McCullum,
president of Hess Oil Company.
Mr. McCullum donated to the
city the 28-acre parcel of land
that the marina was constructed
upon. [The city actually paid SI10
for the property. but since it's val-
ued at well over Sl million dollars,
most folks would agree the prop-
erty was donated.|
The board agreed to adopt the
resolution which will be prepared
and read at a future commission
meeting.
In Other Business
*Heard a report from Summit
Professional Services, the city's
grant writers. on what effect they
were making at this time to
secure DCA and economic devel-


opment grants.. "
*Mayor Pate requeste-d that
the city police department evalu- _' -
ate some of the lour-wa'v tops in T U R T L E S
the city and report back to the
board on the need. -A\ L'a,,ew I 4 4Au' e4.deww 4
*Agreed to advertise for a 15 ,
passenger van to transport a new "W
prison work crew. Gult f
Correctional Institute hlas notified located behind Fantasy Properties
the city they %%ill receive a new l 'FP e
work crew in October. at Simmons Bayou
*Aareed to hold a workshop to '. 2221 CR C-30 850.229.717(
consider amendment to Lthe city's ..
comprehensive plan. 'Open Mon. Sun. 7 days a week
*Set a budget workshop for -8 4:30 p.m. ET
5:00 Thursday afternoon
eStarted the process of nam-
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Geri-Care's Williams Tells


SRotary of Facility's Attributes


Kayla Lindsey


Kayla is Three
Kayla Lucile Lindsey cele-,
brated her third birthday with a
"Blues Clues" party at the White
City Park.
Kayla is the daughter of
Louis and Kyle Lindsey. Her
grandparents are Lucile Strick-
land, Pelo and Mary Jane
Lindsey, 'and Joe and Becky
Nugent. Her great-grandparents
are Melvin and Ida Belle Lindsey
and Luquita and Eddie Whitfield.

Talent Needed
Final plans are being made
to have all time slots filled both
for Saturday's. Scallop, Festival's
general entertainment program
and Sunday's Christian and
Gospel Songfest
If you are a talented singer,
comedian, just want to be a part
of the Scallop Day entertainment
program, or know of someone
who is talented and would like to
perform, please call Jim Newton
at 229-6467 as soon as possible.
The Scallop Festival will be
September 4th and 5th.

Festival Seeks Little
Prince and Princess
The Scallop Festival is look-
ing for children from one to five
years of 'age to' compete for the
titles of Little Prince and Princess
of the Scallop Festival. If you.
would like to enter your child or
grandchild, please pick up entry
forms at The Star office. Entries
are due in by August 31, at The
Star

4-H--Sign Up!
The Gulf County 4-H
Program is now open to new
enrollment for the next club year.
4-H is. open to boys and girls ages
five to 18.
For further information call.
Jenatta Rouse at 227-1885 or
stop by 404 Avenue C in Port St.
Joe to pick up enrollment forms.
The next club year starts
September 1.



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

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

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

To receive an application
by mail, please contact
Vince Addison at the .fol-
lowing telephone number
if you have any questions
(850) 639-5080, ext. 13.


A new medical service is
becoming available to Port St. Joe
and surrounding area, according
to a report given the Rotary Club
last Thursday by Bill Williams, a
partner in the new business.
Geri-Care, located near the
Beacon Hill park is offering care
to elderly people who are still able
to meet most of their physical
needs. "We don't offer care to the
extent that a nursing home offers
it, but a level of supervised care
for them to have adequate health
care," Williams said.

RAO Needs Area
Retirees' Help
The Tyndall Retiree Activities
Office is undergoing revitaliza-
tion and it needs your help. If
you're a military retiree and can
volunteer a few hours each week,
call 283-2737 between 9 a.m.
and noon. Messages can also be
left at the public affairs office,at'
283-8575.
Some new or expanded activ-
ities planned for the RAO include
publishing a quarterly newslet-
ter, answering e-mail queries,,
assisting other retirees with
referrals and helping with this
year's Retiree Appreciation Day
which is set for October, 15.
Your suggestions, recom-
mendations, ideas and input are
being requested by the R.A.O.


The new center also offers a
physical fitness regimen with
instructors on hand during busi-
ness hours. "We have the latest in
physical fitness machines for citi-
zens to work out and tone up on,"
according to the speaker.
The center will have Dr. Helen
Nitsios on staff, five days a week
to care for the resident elderly
clients. The center offers rooms or
suites by the month as residences
for elderly people to live or they
can receive care on a visitation


basis.
Dr. Nitsios is an internist,
board certified in Florida.
Also, as a featured service,
the center offers cardiac aftercare,
with Dr. Shazad Sanalech calling
weekly to examine cardiac
patients.
Rick Williams of Port St. Joe
and a representative of
Tallahassee Orthopedic Center, is
supervising all fitness operations
at the center.
The center provides super-
vised medical services, but is
aimed at preserving the indepen-
dent status of living for elderly
people.
Chauncey Belser, of Chipley,
a partner in the venture, was also
present for' the meeting and
report.

It's Hard to
Believe She's Three
Sydney Marian Owens cele-
brated her third birthday at
Frank Pate Park on July 31 with


A,, a "Blues Clues" party. The party
was attended by several friends
and family members.
Sydney is the daughter of
I.. Steve and,Judy Owens.. She is
the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Owens of Port St.
Joe, Trudy Cooksey and the late
S.^, Douglas and Marian Cooksey,
Syndey Marian Owens both of Tallahassee.


Nobles Ramsey Plans
Mr. and Mrs. Teedy Nobles'
announce the final wedding plans
for their daughter, Missy, to Eric
"Bird" Ramsey. Eric is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ramsey.
The couple will be united in
marriage at 3:00 p.m., August 14,
in' the sanctuary of the First
Baptist Church. All friends and'
relatives of the couple are invited
to attend this joyous occasion,


and the reception which will fol-
low in the church fellowship hall.
Thanks From
The Tharpes
Many thanks for all your con-
cern during my surgery and
recovery. Thanks for the cards,
calls and especially your prayers.
May God 'bless you!
Sincerely, the family of
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1999 PAGE 5A


Florida Garden"

Extension Notes
by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service



Controlling Vertebrate


Pests In Vegetable Crops


Insects are usually our prima-
ry concern in protecting vegeta-
bles from pests, but many species
of wildlife are fond of foraging on
vegetable crops.
Birds and rodents feed on
seeds at the time of planting.
Fruits and melons are attacked by
rats, raccoons, coyotes, and birds.
The leaves aid stems of many
vegetables are; eaten by rabbits
and deer. Pocket gophers ('sandy-
mounders') and pine voles will
feed on root and tuber'crops;
Deer and rabbits are browsers
on numerous plants. The simplest
solution is not to plant those
species that deer and rabbits pre-
fer to eat. Plants like Indian
hawthorn, roses, hibiscus, yews,
etc. are deer candy and should be
avoided as landscape plants in
deer country.
For the vegetable producer,
plant selection is often limited to
highly palatable species, so other
solutions such as .exclusion and
repellents are needed.
Exclusion is a good, perma-
nent solution: but it can be diffi-
cult and often expensive. Rabbit
fences only have to be two to three
feet tall and can be made on inex-
pensive wire fencing. Deer fences
made of wire need to be eight feet
tall (six'. feet tall, if the fence is,
installed at about a 60 degree
angle). Solid fences, such as wood
privacy fences, only need to be six
feet tall because deer will not will-
ingly jump over a barrier if they
can't, see the other side. The bot-
tom of woven wire fences should
beheld firmly to the ground, with
stakes, if need be. Wooden fences
in.contact with the ground should
be':.made with pressure treated
lumber to reduce termite damage.
Electric fences. can be very
useful for keeping deer, hogs, rac-
coons, bear, and coyotes out of
fields. of gardens. An excellent
overxvieX' of electric fence design is -
available in the chapter on deer in
the "Prevention and Control of
Wildlife Damage Handbook" pro-
duced by the University of
Nebraska. This excellent reference
on all kinds of wildlife problems
can be ordered through the Inter-
Spriggs/Martin
Wedding Changes
Last week's engagement and
forthcoming marriage annou-
nicement for Gary Spriggs and
Eunice 'Martin was incorrectly <
submitted to The Star for publi-
cation. The correct 'date for this ,
event will be on, Saturday,
August 14th. ,


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are that they are'often simple to
use and may be the only option to
discourage wildlife 'feeding on
valuable plants. The disadvan-
tages of the use of chemical repel-
lents are that it is only a tempo-
rary solution and may be expen-
sive over a long period. Below is a
list of the active ingredients used
in animal repellents. Many of
these ingredients have other func-
tioAs in the yard or garden. Look
for these compounds in the list of
active ingredients on any repellent
you are considering. Remember to
always follow the label directions
when using any pesticide. It is a
violation of the Federal Insecti-
cide, Fungicide and Rodenticide
Act to use any pesticide for any
purpose not listed on the label.
Ammonia soaps of higher
fatty acids are used to repel deer
and rabbits from fruit trees, veg-
etables. field crops, and ornamen-
tal plants. These are the deodor-
ant soaps. Soap sprays are used,
or bars of soap may be hung in
trees or over plants to be protect-
ed.
Capsaicin is the highly con-
centrated extract derived from hot
peppers.,Hot pepper animal repel-
lent is used to deter deer, rabbits,
and rodents from feeding on orna-
mental fruit, nut trees, and
shrubs. Only use on fruit trees
during the dormant season.
Check individual labels to see,
if the product is registered for use
around vegetables. Some labels
say not to use it on edible portions
of food plants.
Captan (a fungicide): \W'hen
captain is used protect seeds from'

Gulf Srs. to Host
A 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
needs.


fungi, it also appears to deter
birds from feeding on the planted
seeds.
Castor oil: Used as a soil
treatment, by itself or mixed with
Capaicin, to repel moles, voles,
gophers, atid armadillos. Some
labels say "Not for use on human
or animal food plants." Check the
label on any product you use.
Dog' hair mulch: This has
been used to discourage cottontail
and marsh rabbits from feeding in
our demonstration gardens for up
to six weeks. When we tried to
repel feral, domestic, or European
rabbit, it did not work. Dog hair is
sometimes available free from dog
groomers. The hair should be
from a dog that has not been
shampooed recently, for best,
effect.
Dried blood meal is primarily
used as a slow release nitrogen
fertilizer, but is has been. used as
an old remedy rabbit repellent in
gardens.
Methyl Nonyl Ketoe is used as
a repellent for nuisance wildlife
and stray cats and dogs, an anti-
cribbing agent for horses, and as
a pet training aid.
Naphthalene (moth balls) is '.
primarily .used as a repellent for.
clothes moths and is an ingredi-"
ent in repellents used -for rabbits,
squirrels, bats, birds and, when
mixed with sulfur, snakes. It is of
limited' use in open areas, like
gardens. In Florida's heat, it also
dissipates quickly and has to be
continually replaced.

Panhandle
Piecemaker

Quilt Club News !
The Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet at 7 p.m. on
Thursday. August 12. at St.
James Episcopal Church. located .
at 800 22nd Street in Port St.
Joe.
The August program, star
decoration, will be presented by
member Allayne McVan. There
will be "hands on" activities so
bring your scissors, ,needle and
thread.
Light refreshments will be
served and guests are cordially
invited.
"Sit'n'Stitch" will be the
fourth Thursday of the month,
August 26th, at 7 p.m..

Breastfeeding
Training and
Support Group
A breastfeeding training and
support group for new mothers
will be held monthly at .the First
Presbyterian Church, located at
508.16th.Street in Port St. Joe...
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 Wewahitchka branch's.
first. meeting will be on August
10th. The "Educational Training"
session will be from 6:30 until
7:00 p.m.; and 'Support Group/Q
& A" from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.,
(CT).
For further information,
please call Jill Jones at 227-1276.
extension 126.


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
siawe of Florida. She is' a member of the Florida State Music ,
Teachers Assoc., Florida Federation of Music Clubs, National Piano Guild,
and Panama, City Music Teachers Assoc. Mrs. Risinger accepts students of'
all ages including adults. For details:
phone 648-4041.
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I spend too many afternoons
cooking a nice dinner, only f
to have one child decide he
wants something else.
entirely, another call to say
she'll be home late from
practice and the third invite a friend
over who just happens to be
vegetarian. How do I regain control
of my own kitchen?
Independence, MO
I get letters and e-mail all the time
from parents whose children too often
treat the family kitchen like their own
personal restaurant. Sure, we
encourage kids to keep busy, but
without some basic ground rules,
chaos will reign prompting letters
like yours.,
Though you're writing as a
mother, plenty of fathers and other
cooks share your experience. So with
Mother's Day now upon us, this is a
good time to suggest some guidelines,
that every family member can follow.
You might e\en clip it from the paper
as a kind of Mother's Day card from
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.y 2. No shoes, no shirt, no
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that dinnertime is special.
3. Be open-minded: Be enthusiastic
when the cook experiments with a
new recipe.
4. Special requests: These a.re gladl)
accommodated with plenty of
advance notice.
5. No substitutions: It you don't
want what's on the menu, help
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6. Reservations required: Obtain
the cook's consent before
invitations are issued.
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1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup (2 oz ) shredded reduced-fat
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minutes. Top each pita half with 1
tablespoon of the taco sauce. Serve
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- Law Fimfiirc meiit-lrtai Act_______.__


PSJPD Report

BATTERY CHARGED
Jimmy 0. Gathers, 43, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for battery
on Tuesday, July 27th, at approx-
imately 2:50 a.m. by Port St. Joe
Police Departrment Officer Chris
Teeter. Gathers was taken into
custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
TAKEN IN ON MULTIPLE CHARGES
Anthony L. Skanes, 34, of
.4 Port St. Joe, was arrested on
' Saturday, July 29th, at about
5:30 p.m., by Officers Ross Yowell
and Glenn Norris. on an active
warrant from Bay County. Skanes
attempted to elude officers on
foot, but after a short chase was
taken into custody.
Further investigation revealed
that Skanes had in his possession
a crack pipe anid cocaine residue.
Skanes was charged with resist-
ing arrest without violence, pos-
session of cocaine and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
BURGLARY, BATTERY ARREST
Charles E. Peterson, 41, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested near
midnight on Monday, August
I, 2nd. Officer. James Stephens
arrested Peterson for armed bur-
glary of a dwelling and aggravated
battery.
HAVE You SEEN THESE
SUSPECTS LATELY?
SThe Port St. Joe Police
Department is looking for the fol-
lowing individuals on active war-
rants for their arrest:
*Nicholas Wendell Morning,
date of birth January 13, 1979;
*Bernard Wilson, date of birth
May 9, 1957;
*Willie Stanford Riley, date of
birth May 25, 1962;
*Angela Acree, date of birth
June 2, 1963;
*Aretha D. Albero, date of
* birth July 28, 1967;
*Leonard Alexander, date of
birth September 7, 1953;


*Joseph Ross Antal, date of
birth January 22, 1948;
Mark Deayne Arnold, date
of birth February 16, 1960; and
S eMartin Dennis Arrasmith.
date of birth November 23. 1949.
Anyone with information in
regard to their location, is asked
jo pleape contact the Port St. Joe
police Department at.229-8265 or
the COPS Hotline at 229-2677.
BEWARE!
AREA CODE "809" SCAM
* Beware of e-mails, phone.
Pzalls, or electronic pages which
tell you to call an "809" area code
phone number. This is a scam
that is spreading quickly, can
-easily cost you $100 or more, and
is difficult to avoid unless you are
aware of it.
SThis scam has been identified
by the National Fraud Informa-
tion Center, which said it is cost-
,ing victims lots of money. There
.are many different versions of this
scam, but here is how it works:
Version #1: Internet-Based
Phone Scam. Via E-MaiL
You receive an e-mail, typical-
ly with a subject line of "ALERT"or
"UNPAID ACCOUNT". -The mes-
sage says something to the effect
of, "I am writing to give you a final
24 hours to settle your outstand-
Mg account. If I have not received
the settlement in full, I will com-
mence legal proceedings without
further delay. If you would like to
discuss this matter to avoid court
action, call Mike Murray, Global
Communications at (809) 496-
2700."
Version #2: Phone Or


Pager caW!
You receive a message on
your answering machine, voice
mail. or your pager which asks
you to call a number beginning
with the area code "809". The rea-
'son you're asked to call can vary.
It can be to receive informa-'
tion about a family member who
,has been ill, to tell you someone
has been arrested, has died, or to
let you know you have won a won-
der ful prize, etc.
The common denominator for
-both of these versions is the vic-
;tim is instructed or asked to calF
the "809" number right away.
;Since there are so many new.area
codes these days, people'unkriow-
ingly return these calls.
If you call from the United
iStates, you will apparently be
charged $25 per minute! Some-
times the person who answers the
[phone will speak broken English
* and pretend not to understand
you.
O.. their times, you'll just get a
i long recorded message. The- point
is this. tli ey will try to keep you on
the phone as long. as possible to
increase the charges. Unfortu-
nately., when you get your phone
bill. you'll be charged more than
' $100! Here's how it works:
The "809" area code is located
i n the British Virgin Islands (the
;ahamas). The "809" area 'code
(uan be used as. a "pay-per-call"
Number, similar to "900" numbers


in the United States. Since "809"
is not in the United States, it is
not covered by the United States
regulations of "900" numbers,
which require that you be notified
and warned of charges and rates
involved when you call a "pay-
per-call" number.
There is also no requirement
that the company provide a time
period during which you may ter-
minate the call without being
charged. Further, where many
United States phones have "900"
number blocking (to avoid these
kind of charges), "900" number
blocking will not prevent calls to
the "809" area code. -
It is recommended that no
matter how you get the message,
if you are asked to call a number
with an "809" area code that you
don't recognize, investigate fur-
ther and/or disregard the mes-
sage. Be very wary of the e-mail or
calls asking you to call an "809"
area code number.
It's important to avoid becom-
ing a victim of this scam, since
trying to fight the charges after-
wards can become a real problem.
That's because you did actually
make the call. If you complain,
both your local phone company
and your long distance carrier
may not want to get involved, and
will most likely tell you they are
simply providing the billing for a
foreign company.
The National Fraud Informa-
tion Center advises that the area
code "809" is not the only area
code used in these types of
scams. Those committing, this
type of fraud may use any foreign
area code not subject to ,FCC
rules. But for now, "809" appears
to be the most prevalent.
You can contact the NFIC at
(800) 876-7060 or contact them
via e-mail at mail to:, fraudinfo@
psinet.com. Its web site address is
http://fraud.org/welcome.htm.


[Beach PD Log)
ACTIVITY REPORT FOR JULY
:26TH TO AUGUST IST
During the last week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 81 calls for service,
investigated one burglary, one
assault, and three thefts.
During this same period. offi-
cers issued 13. traffic warnings
and eight traffic citations; no acci-
.dents werereported.
-' '" RECENT ARRESTS
4On Thursday, July 29th,
Aaron B. Touchet, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested by Ptlm. Burt
Himmer and charged with aggra-
vated battery and aggravated
assault. ,
*David P. Estep, of Panama


Dorothy Alsobrook
Dorothy W. Alsobrook, 63, of
White City, wefit to be with the
Lord on Thursday morning, July
29, "after a courageous battle with
cancer. .
She 'was preceded in death by
her father, Reuben Widner, two
brothers, James and William
Widner, and one granddaughter.
Johanna Alsobrook.
Dorothy, known to all who
loved her as "Dot", is survived by
,her husband of 43 years, Willard
Alsobr6ok; two sons and daugh-
ters-in-law, Curtis and Bobbie
Alsobrook of Pace, Charles .and
Sylvia Alsobrook of Wewahitchka;
two granddaughters, Tiffany and
Stephanie Alsobrook; two step-
grandchildren, Jennifer Ward and
Trey Simmons; and one step-
great-granddaughter, Hannah
Ward.
She is also survived by her
mother, Rossie Widner of Marian-
na; two brothers, Pete Widner and
wife Dorothy of Haines City, and
Lonnie Widner and wife Mary of
Macon, Georgia; three sisters,
Betty Johnson of Macon, Dale
Jones of Marianna, and Ruby
Ward and husband Tommy,,of .
Altha; also several nieces and
nephews, and many friends who
will mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held at '
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 31,
at the White City Baptist Church,
conducted by Rev. Nick Davis..
Interment followed in Holly Hill
Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dot's
nephews, Jeff Jones, Richard.
Ward, Roger Widner, Tony
Widner, David Widner, and Jimmy
Baxley. The honorary pallbearers
were Edward Grace, James
Horton, Ellis Laurimore, Lanas
Fox, Donald Goodson, Freddy
Branch, Murdic Harcus, and Eric
Hammond.
The family would like to
express many thanks to the Bay
Hospice nurses and' home health
aides during this time. She will be
missed by all who knew and loved
her.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


City, was charged with driving
under the influence on Friday,
July 30th, by Ptlm. Himmer.
*Ptlm. Himmer charged David
A. Pickeron, of Port St. Joe, on
Sunday, August 1st, with reckless
driving and driving while his
license was suspended or
revoked.
ONGOING INVESTIGATION
The Mexico Beach Police
Department is investigating four
vehicle burglaries and a related
theft that occurred during the
early morning hours of Sunday,
August 1st. The burglaries
occurred in- the area of South
35th Street through Miramar
Drive and Circle Drive.,
If you have any information'
about these crimes contact Ptlm.
Bill Latza or Lt. Brad Hall at 648-
5984 or 648-4790.

(\Sheriff's Beat)
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...


Monday, July 26th-Shannon
,Causey, 18, W/M, of Port St. Joe.
driving while license suspended
or revoked.
Wednesday,' ,July 28th-
Wanda Colvin, 36, B/F, of
Wewahitchka, worthless checks;
and David Jamerson, 20, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear
(batterN, criminal ; mischief) and
burglary.
' Saturday, July 31st-Randy
Laurimore,' 37, \'/MI. of Mexico


Beach, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana; and Ricky
SLaunmore, 32, W/M, of Me.1jco
Beach, possession of less than 20
'grams of marijuana.

Lister Arrested
on DUI Charges
Gulf County Clerk of Court
Benny Lister was arrested by
Springfield police early Tuesday
morning on charges of driving
under the influence.
Lister was reportedly stopped
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Arizona to Lease Office Space; Moving Corporate Headquarters to Jacksonville


Advantis and Gran Central
Corporation, a wholly owned
subsidiary of FECI' announced
this week that Arizona Chemical
Company, a company of
International Paper, has selected
Gran Park at Deerwood Park
North in Jacksonville for its glob-
al headquarters.
Arizona Chemical, previously
headquartered in Panama City,
announced in May that it would
relocate its global headquarters
to Jacksonville.


Arizona Chemical Company's
agreement is for a 10-year lease
with 'Gran Central Corporation
(GCC) for approximately 50,000
square feet of Class-A office
space at Deerwood Park North,
which was developed for Gran
Central by the St. Joe Company.
Pam Hathaway, of Advantis,
represented the landlord. A. C.
"Chip" Skinner, President of
Skinner Bros. Realty, represent-
ed Arizona Chemical in the nego-
tiation of the lease and will be


responsible for the subleasing of
their existing location. Leasing
and management services are
offered by Advantis, a St. Joe
company.
Gran Park at Deerwood Park
North is located on 35 acres in
prestigious Deerwood Park three
miles from 1-95, near J. Turner
Butler Boulevard. This is the first
building of a planned four-phase,
513,000 square foot premier cor-
porate campus. The completion
date for this 138,900 square foot,


Sheriff Frank McKeithen is shown with the new boat the sheriffs department is using for water
patrols and rescue efforts along the coastline of Gulf County. McKeithen said the sheriffs office duties
go beyond just patrolling the highways and residential areas of Gulf County because much of the coun-
ty is covered by riverways, or adjoined by St. Joseph's Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. The sheriffs office is-
the first response unit for most waterway emergencies. At the time this photo was made, the unit had
been used six times in less than 10 days to respond to waterway related emergencies.
The purchase was made possible by a special waterways grant which paid 100% of the cost of the
boat, motor, trailer, and auxiliary equipment. McKeithen wanted to give special thanks to Major Kent
Thompson of the Florida Marine Patrol for his assistance in the grant acquisition.


New St. George

Island Bridge

Being Planned

By Jessica Summers
The Florida Department of
Transportation predicted the
coming of.the construction of a
new bridge to be within a few
years. A project of such monu-
mental proportion is not exactly.a
simple financial undertaking.
However, fortune has smiled
upon the DOT officials arid has
left them with a few surplus dol-
lars to spend, which in turn has
prompted them to act now. The
St. George Island Bridge, connect-
ing Apalachicola and the island, is
to be replaced with a new, more
environmentally-sound bridge.
Last year. emergency repairs
were made and it was discovered
that the pilings supporting the
35-year-old bridge were corroded.
A weight limit has been enacted.
but only a new, safer, bridge will
eliminate all of the risks says the
DOT.
Recently, the DOTs monies,
appointed for road repairs in
southern Florida counties, have
proven to be more than were nec-
essary. The excess funds, if not
used soon, must be returned to
the state. Instead, the money was
offered to serve Franklin County's
needs.
With money in hand, the local
DOT decided to begin a bit early.
Plans have been drawn and
the design/construction firms
have been selected. The new
bridge will be located just west of
the old one. and will swing out-
ward more. Room will be made for
pull-over lanes, and the new
model has no causeway.
Opinions on the environmen-
tal repercussions' of constructing
a new bridge are widely varied
throughout the community.
Mark Curington, representing
the building department of the
Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce remarks, "Some people
,say that it's the worst thing that
could happen, .and some say it
isn't all that bad. But, without a
doubt, the old bridge' had the
Worst impact because of the
causeway."
The causeway of the existing
bridge was adopted by flocks of
nesting seagulls, resulting in an
enormous amount of gull deaths.
Without the causeway, not only
will bridge travel be safer, but the
gulls will be forced to find a safer
nesting area.
Anything that could threaten
the harvest of oysters is automat-


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Langston Introduces Conference Keynote Speaker
Pictured above, Lt. Governor Frank Brogan (right) and former
Port St. Joe resident David Langston pose for a photo at the
Florida Association for Community Colleges Spring Conference.
Langston introduced Brogan as the keynote speaker. Brogan's
theme for the evening focused on the Bush/Brogan team's push
to make improvements to Florida's education system-the #1
priority, in their administration. He gave support to Florida's
community college system and its role in education.
Langston, Republican, is the Director of Educational
Opportunity Center at Central Florida Community College .in
Ocala, and was actively involved in the Bush/Brogan campaign.


ically a concern of the area's
industry. It is for this reason that
oystermen are objecting to the
building of the bridge. When the
pilings are driven into the
seafloor, the oyster bars 11ing
beneath will be at the brunt of the
pilings' force. ,
"Some people have suggested
moving the bridge to a different
location, where there wouldn't be
any damage done. But that would
have a terrible impact on the land
use of the island. As it [the new
bridge] is now, it's the best possi-


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IN LOVING MEMORY
Of Our Dad, Papa, & Husband
Benjamin H. Fry
12-9-21 to 8-8-98


ble design for reducing impact.
Not having a bridge would be the
safest thing, but we can't do that,"
Curington says.
Until about six years ago, the
St. George Island Bridge was a toll
bridge, collecting $2.00 per vehi-
cle at each crossing. This process
was halted after the DOT became
entangled in a dispute about sell-
ing yearly toll passes. Right before
the state approved a law to allow
the passes, the toll booths were
taken down. The new bridge is not
expected to have a toll.


It takes a a long time to get used
to the loss of someone we love, but
it's important to remember that
when people die, they leave some-
thing very special behind--memo-
ries-of the many things they said
and did.
So long as we have. those memories,
the people we love will live on in
our hearts and minds. Although
it's sad to /!ose onec n'h.o is dear to.
us, there is comfort in remember-
ing all the times they made such a
difference in our lives.
"This world is not a conclusion, a
sequel stands beyond, invisible, as
music, but positive, as sound." (E.
Dickinson) Nothing beautiful in
this world is ever really lost. .
.because all precious things live on
in memory-forever.
Love, Christine, Bettie, Brenda, Read,
Angela, Mari, Linda and Bill.
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five-story building is anticipated
for July 15(today).
Arizona Chemical is expected
to take occupancy in the last
quarter of 1999. Construction in
the second building is scheduled
to begin first quarter of 2000.
"Deerwood Park North is a
state-of-the-art corporate busi-
ness park that will complement
our near completed cornerstone
development, Gran Park at
* Deerwood," said Bob Anestis,
r chairman and CEO of Florida
East Coast Industries, the corpo-
rate parent of Gran Central
Corporation.
The 1-95/Butler Boulevard
corridor is one of the most .desir-
able corporate locations in
Jacksonville. Other corporate
facilities located within Deerwood
Park North include Merrill Lynch
and Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Florida."
"Today's announcement is a
significant step in our company's
merger process with Union Camp
and the relocation of Arizona
Chemical's global headquarters
to Jacksonville," said Larry
Stowell, vice president, Arizona
Chemical.
"We are delighted to have
Arizona Chemical as a part of
what will be a great place, to
work.. Gran Central and St. Joe
have a wide range of real estate
developments in the pipeline
throughout Jacksonville, the
state and beyond,"said David 0.
Fitch. president of the St. Joe
Commercial Group. "We are com-
mitted to creatively developing
the highest quality workplaces
that promote productivity.
Florida East Coast Industries
currently conducts operations
primarily through three wholly
owned subsidiaries, Gran
Central Corporation (GCC),
Florida. East Coast Railway
Company (FECR) and Inter-
national Transit, Inc, (ITI).
GCC develops, leases and
manages approximately five mil-
lion square feet of office, service
and warehouse space, 'including
a number of industrial and com-
mercial parks in Jacksonville,
Orlando and Miami, and owns
approximately 18,000 acres of
real estate primarily along the
east coast of Florida.
FCCR is a regional freight
railroad with operations on 351
miles of main line track, from
' Jacksbnville', to Miamdin ITI pro-
-vides -truckload- service, Inter-
modal service and transportation


logistics and brokerage services
throughout the mid-west and the
southeastern United States.
Gran Central Corporation is
a wholly owned subsidiary and
the office/industrial park devel-
opment arm of Florida East
Coast Industries, Inc., in which
St. Joe has a 54 percent equity
interest. GCC owns more than
5.2 million square feet of leasable
space throughout Florida, with
another 1.1 million currently
under development. St. Joe
develops and manages Gran
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1st Stop-Canal Street and
Overstreet
2nd Stop-Beacon Hill to
Mexico Beach turning around at
Hideaway Harbor. Stop at places
on St. Joe Beach where children
will' be standing on Americus and
Bay, Gulf, Santa Anna and Alaba-


"Boys to Men"

Mentoring To
To Help Teen

Young Men
Paralleling the number of
excellent athletes and students of
which Gulf county seems to have
an abundance in its schools, the
county also holds a not-so-
revered first place in the number
of teen pregnancies in Northwest
Florida. These sky-high numbers
push the charts on a statewide
level, earning the number five
spot.
However, in Gulf county,
there already exists many school
programs that teach and promote
safe sexual activity, abstinence
and personal responsibility. But,
often,in these programs, there is a
slant to the information given.
Females are addressed as the only
party that need be concerned
about teenage pregnancy.
The other piece of the puzzle,
the male, has been identified as
demonstrating certain risk factors
that can be attributed to practic-
ing unsafe sex. Low academic
achievement is one of the first
signs of trouble that can end in
teenage parenthood. This might
be due to the fact that a GPA of
2.0 or lower bars students from
extracurricular activities, and
now, from even graduating high
school. As with any anti-social
behavior, another large contribu-
tor to .unplanned parenthood is
lack of support within the home.
In response to this need, the'
Gulf County Health Department
has just received a federal grant,
combined with Habilitative Ser-
vices grant money. for the pur-
pose of creating an after-school
program for "at-risk" young men.
in middle and high school that
vt li provide emotional support.
sOholastic help. and goal-making
assistance.
Twro specialists, adult males
of proven,integnty. and with pre-
ias s.ginence in youth mentor-
i .' a e- being '. "real'^ut, dW't '-
small group ofI S\ to fbroys the
boys will be chosen via the recom-
mendation of their school guid-
*- ance office The program will take
place on campus, twice a week
after school. The "case manager"
will be able to assist the group
with homework, study, and any
other type .of need that may be
pr-esent.
The program will include, a
hea ti education time,, tutoring
and academic time, and recre-
ation and life skills time. In these
meetings. discussions will feature
topics like 'human sexuality, self-
management skills. values, edu-
cation safety. .personal hygiene,
family commuricatiomns skills, etc.,.
Currently, according to sur-
veys conducted by the GCHD,
there are almost 200 boys in the
county that are eligible for this.
type of help. .
The program will be entitled
"Boys to Men" and will be initiated
sometime before October.
i Health Department Adminis-
trator Doug Kent says, "The
females have had many programs-
but there hasn't been a program
from the male point of view."
S Kent believes that when
young people come to the realiza-
S tion that there are other viable life
choices, they will select the best
path.
The funds will last for three
years, at which time an evaluation
W of the effectiveness of the program
will be reviewed. r

DRA to Meet
The newly formed Port St. Joe
Downtown Redevelopment Agency
will meet in the fire station on
Williams Avenue August ,16th at
6:15 p.m. ET. All members are
urged to attend.


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ma, Santa Anna and Alabama,
Santa Anna and Georgia, Bay and
Pine.
Highland View-All students
meet at Highland View School.
Roy Norris--Jones Home-
stead-8:30 am.:
The bus will go through Sim-
mons Bayou making stops where
students are standing. The bus
will continue on to Captain Jack's
where it will turn around and
come back through Jones Home-
stead.
Any student living beyond the
Cape should call the Office of
Instructional Services at 229-.
6940.
Wewahitcbka High School
School day: 7:49 a.m.-2:40
Port St. Joe High School
School day: 7:55 a.m.-2:44
Faith Christian School
Orientation: August 16, as


Continued from Page 1


follows: K2-K3, 9:00 a.m.-9:45
a.m.; K4, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.;
K5, 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; first
through fourth, 7:00 p.m., all to
meet in their respective class-
rooms. Grades five through eight
also meet at 7:00 p.m. in the audi-
torium.
First Day: August 17
School day for fifth-eighth
grades: 8:05 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
School day for first-fourth
grades: 8:05 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
School day for K5: 8:05 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
School day for K4: 8:05 a.m.-
11:40 a.m.
School ddy for K2-K3: 8:05
a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Extended care: after school,
until 5:30. ,
NOTICE:. beginning, with the
1999-2000 academic year, Faith
Christian School will no longer
include grades 9 through 12.


Newly constructed
classrooms at Port St. Joe
Elementary School' are
ready for occupancy.


Head mechanic Clenton Brownell puts the finishing touches on bus maintenance duties.
Mechanic Bruce Nixon and Brownell have-been busy for several weeks getting the fleet ready.
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Best Fishing Bets for August and September


OCHLOCKONEE RIVER
*LOWER AND UPPER: Bluegill
and shellcracker are the best bet
with the low water levels. The
river is filled with logs and tree
tops, but find the deeper holes
and fish on the bottom around
this debris with wigglers, crick-


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coatings and oleochemicals mar-
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Arizona Chemical also has
research and development capa-
bilities and a network of sales
offices throughout the world. The
company employs moree than
2,000 people. -
St. Joe, a publicly held com-
Spany based in Jacksonvilie. is a
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engaged in community. commer-
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development, along with residen-
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ets, and crawfish. It may require
several moves to find fish. There
are plenty of channel catfish in
the river. You need plenty of tack-
le to fish this river.,
APALACHICOLA RIVER:
Flathead catfish fishing has been
superb. Good catches have been
coming in on live sunfish and
golden shiners. A 24 hour flat-
head catfish tournament held
Memorial Day weekend yielded
353 tournament participants
and over 1,500.pounds of flat-
heads were caught.
The largest flathead came in
at just under 36 pounds.
LAKE JACKSON: Large-
mouth bass fishing should be
good mainly in the evening hours
or right at dawn using topwater
crankbaits and "do-nothin'"
worms. Thke1 is extremely low
and access is a problem. Good
catches of sunfish, both redears
.and bluegills. have been report-
ed.
LAKE VICTOR: Fishing
pressure and success during the
past several months has not
,;been as high as anticipated.
' Earthworms, wigglers, and crick-
ets should be the preferred baits
for bluegill and redear sunfish.
(shellcrackers). Fish early in, the
morning or late in the afternoon
and use light or ultra-light tack-
le. '
Catfish car be taken using
chicken livers: and if you have
time to bait an area the day
before with dog food or hog pel-
lets, can gradty improve your
fishing success. For daily fishing


Surely it was a sticky situation when Fred Buskens and Jim
Raap reeled in this seven pound blowfish from the waters of St.
Joseph Bay. They cast out from and weighed in at Presnell's
Bayside Marina on July 6th.


reports contact Riddle Bait and
Tackle at (850) 956-2444.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA
RIVERS: Bluegill fishing has,
been good in area rivers such as
the Escambia and Yellow rivers.,
Anglers should try the backwa-
ters off the main channels and
the delta marshes at the river
mouths. Good catches of bluegill
have also been seen, in the upper
sections of the Escambia River.
i Bluegill fishing should, continue
to be good throughout the sum-.
mer.
Bass fishing has also been
fairly good, and should continue
to be good depending upon nfer
conditions. Bass anglers should
try the delta marshes especially
in the early morning and late
afternoon on a falling Utide. Bass
fishermen, should also try the
grass flats of the mouths of
rivers. Good lures to use on the
fiats include spinner baits In-line
spinners and soft-bodied weed-
less jigs.
OCHEESEE POND (Jackson
County): This lake just north of
Interstate 10 and south o6f
Sneads is recognized for its
tremendous sized bluegill and
largemouth bass fishing. For
bluegill fish early and late along
the cypress especially near the.


shoreline with light line and
grass shrimp or wigglers (or
earthworms) as bait. It's common
to see 3/4 to-1-pound bluegill
caught there.
One largemouth bass will
certainly hit in the late afternoon
or early morning, but for a com-
pletely different trip go out at
night around the full moon with
topwater baits such as a musky-
sized Jitter Bug Devil's Horse, or
Sassy Shad. The lake is large and
-filled with c6-press trees, so make
sure and take a compass.
UPPER APALACHICOLA
(Jackson. Gadsden, Calhoun,
and Liberty Counties): Striped
bass and hybrid fishing will taper
off as larger fish 'seek cool water
refuge during the heat of, the
summer. Snail hybrids and
stripers will continue to school in
the river throughout the sum-
mer, particularly along sandbars
in the early morning, but the
stripers may not be. keeper. size
(18-inch minimum).
The bag and size limits for
striped bass. hybirds, and white
bass in the Apalachicola River is
20 fish per day only three of
which may be striped bass, and
stripers must be a minimum of
18 inches total length. There is
no size limit on hybrids or white
bass.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1999 PAGE 11A


It is hot, hot, hot. It just can't
get much hotter. Two dolphin and
a leatherback turtle showed up at
Toucan's demanding a table near
the A.C.-now, that's hot. We're in
the Dog Days pf August. These are
aptly named after Sirius, the dog
star. Sirius rises with the sun now,
and .ancients felt that the two
together caused the extra heat.
gWhatever the reason or cause, it's
hot. hot, hot.
Fishing has slowed consider-
ably as both fish and anglers have
,sought cooler temperatures. The
temps in both the bay and area
,lakes have reached alarming lev-
els. The recent fish kill along the
'shores from Mexico Beach to St.
.Joe Bay was testament to these
'extraordinarily high water temper-
'atures.
The best bet for all fishing
right now is very early in the morn-
ing while the water and air tem-
peratures are at their coolest point
of the day. A freshet, a spot where
run-off water enters a lake or bay,
can be a hot spot. in hot weather.
Anglers who regularly fish farm
ponds or lakes discovered this
bonus long ago. An otherwise inac-
tiye body of water will come alive
near these freshets.
SIn addition to adding cooler
water, these freshets create oxygen
that draws. fish. These spots are
always worth checking out when
the opportunity arises and many
such areas can be. found in the
Panhandle lakes and in the bay.
Scalloping is a great way to be
6f-on the water harvesting the abun-
dance of our gulf and still stay
cool. Many anglers are forgoing
fishing and taking advantage of a
sport that keeps you mostly sub-_
merged in crystal clear water with
an unforgettable view. Scallopers
are doing o.k., but moving around
seems to be 'the key to 'getting a
mess .for the table. The shallows
near the banks have produced for
many.
1 I scalloped last Saturday and
three of us gathered about three
gallons in the shells and went east


of Presnell's fewer than 500 yards
from their channel. Wc found
enough on our second stop to keep
us busy or about an hour. You'll
find one here, two there, then none
for awhile; but they will add up.
The Spanish mackerel along
the beaches will bite in the early
morning hours, but then they
quickly move further off as tem-
peratures rise. The kings, snapper,
and grouper have also retreated
from the onslaught of the sun's
relentless heat.
Early in the day, or at night as
some- of the charter boats are
doing can find kings and dolphin
on nearshore spots like the car-
bodies, boxcars, or the reefballs
and Fish Havens. These fish move
early in the day as the baitfish
move further offshore seeking
cooler water. If you are not seeing
bait on top or on your bottonrt
machine, move, because ,. They
already have.
Offshore, the fishing remains a
bit more consistent. The 18 mile
span has seen some kings, dol-
phin, and a few nice amberjacks
caught recently. Many of these on
free-lined minnows while bottom
fishing for snapper.
On further out some black fin
tuna are being boated on live, baits
presented very quietly from drift-
'ing boats. Trolling these tuna'
spots spook them and they sound.
If you think they are there, kill the
motor up current and drift the
spot. If a tuna is there and can
beat the AJ's and kings to the bait,
you win. The black fins that wan-'
der into the 100 foot depths are
easily spooked in such a relatively
shallow depth for these ocean
speedsters so stealth is the key.
The heat is the biggest factor
this week in the fishing news.
Anglers who brave it should carry
plenty of water and juices. Cola-
type drinks and alcoholic bever-
ages are a poor choice for main-
taining safe levels of body fluids.
Fish safely and wisely, and if the
heat gets too bad,'ask the turtle for
a table.


GCCC, GulfFranklin News

On Day Closure; Fall Registration


Gulf Coast Community
College's main campus. Tyvndall
Air Force Base (GCCC offlcel-and-
the Gulf/Franklin Center will be
closed on Monday, August 9th'
for employee in-service training.
The college will reopen, on
Tuesday. August 10th. .
Registration for the fall
semester will be held at Tyndall
Air Force Base on Wednesday,
August 11th, from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m.
All registration fees for the
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August 13th. Students are
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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
Center. Registration and
drop/add will require payment
the same day.

Classes will begin August
23rd. For further information,
call .872-3892.


Best Fishing omPage 10)
and Intra-coastal Waterway
While these fish won't be lega


Outdoors in the

. 'Panhandle
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor ntrers Association
^ i/


deeper water as the summer pro-
gresses although bream and,
sheUcracker should continue to
spawn sporadically throughout/
the summer. Largemouth bass


will likely school on shad as they
move between the lake and the
Apalachicola River.
: Fish the old river channel
and creek mouths for best.


results. Also, be on the lookout
for stripers and hybrids moving
through the Dead Lakes to the
upper Chipola River in search of
cooler water.


Best bets for catching
hybrids and stripers in the lower
river is bottom fishing with
shrimp, live or fresh, near the
mouths of the Apalachi-cola, St.
Marks, Little St. Marks, and East
rivers, and along the Gulf County
Canal and Intra-coastal
Waterway near Port St. Joe and
White City. Fish the outgoing
tides for best results.
Thirty-five striped bass sur-
gically implanted with ultrasonic
or radio transmitters were also
released in these areas to aide
biologists in learning more about
movement patterns and critical
habitats for this species. Each
fish is also marked with a yellow
tag inserted just posterior of the
spiny dorsal fin.
If you catch one of these fish,
please return it to the water
immediately and report your
catch. If you keep the fish, notify
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission so
that the transmitter may be
recovered and reused.
The bag limit for stripers
hybrids and white bass is 20 fish
per day aggregate. but only three'
may be .striped bass. There are
no size limits on hybrids or white
bass. '
Largemouth bass' and pan-
fish will move to deeper water as
the summer progresses,
although bream and shellcracker
will continue to spawn through-
out the summer. Bag and size
limits, for largemouth bass are
fivefish per day and a minimum
size of 12 inches.
DEAD LAKES (Calhoun and
Gulf Counties): Largemouth
bass and panfish will move to


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: [.-. r I. m..m pass by.
f5 '2 ., 00. : c l 'n: i ,,:,: Reduced to
$125,000. MLS#3018.


BA, 2 car parking, cen. gas heat, cen. elec-
'r;: ,: ;:,., I.. .1f, r ;.', M;, ..r,,
I h r : l r I,. ,.I .i. ,n ,, ,.
corner, lot, neat as a pin. A must see.
$115,000.


8941 H rom 3c r. .IeI GULc F FRONT f Irm.'o 6 ..T, ,,.-,, I P.J i /3.5
BA, views from 3 levels of decks. 63x264' lot. $625,000. Brenda Miller.,. -


605 r .:.t St. Joe, 2BR/2BA. Has 2010 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. Fine 250 Bay St., St. Joe Beach. 3BR/2BA
... ..-. ,. ..,: ,rl, ... home in.a nice neighborhood. No across Dblwd MH, 1152 SF on 150' lot. 20x14
S,, "il.-1, j:.:.. -. '',.r-, i rc ..' i', -: the street neighbors. Close to schools and wired shop, porches front and back. Nice
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I.. L:..h I,:. ... i. IL -:: i "'' fence, Ig. attic with office, paved drive, $72,500 with $500 bonus. Call Brenda
,i ..: .. I-,,.: .., 227-9600. front brick courtyard. 3BR/2BA, 2 car park- Miller.
ing. Reduced to $123,900.. MLS#3050.


2111 Cypress Ave., Port St. Joe. 3BD/3BA,
p ;,., ; ,M ,,; I ,,,,. J : I, a e. .I .. n r ,r
L., ,,7, ',.h | 'i .. Ir ,.
room, security system,. oak staircase. A
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2017 Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe. Great loca. h : :. .:..i L ,,t, ul
tion. Very near schools, 3BR/2BA, 2 car 4BR/3BA. Tile kitchen, oak cabinets, oak
parking. Price reduced to sell $117,500. binster on stair case and much morel
M LS#2957,. *," ll I ., r-,:,,-,,'7 ..-,[ ,,J,, Call


1703 Garrison Ave., 4 bd/2ba, nice,
new workshop located in backyard.
This will not last long! $95,900. Call
Susie White today! 850-227-9600.



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2108 Long Ave. 3bd/2ba, fenced in back
ayrd, cen. h&a, great location. Call Susie
White 850-227-9600. $98,900.


I VAM Aa =At _-q-w=
2003 Palm Blvd., 3bd/2ba, living/family/
dining room, great location. Call Susie
White today, 227-9600. $1.10,000.


CAPE SAN BLAS AREA
Treasure Bay: Approx 103.4 x 254.25 Unobstructed
view of .J. iga jM frAi $54,900.00
1 MLS*3297 Call Susie White 850-227-9600
'Trea'e Ba : Appr v 153.4 x 154.25 Unobstructed
vil gld itp LIptlgfalgation $93,800.00
MLS-3298 Call Susie White 850-227-9600.
Paradise lS4IXDI 25'. $129,900.
Cape Plantation: Approx .5 acres partially cleared.
Overlooks St. Joseph Bay Country Club. $39,900.00
MLSw3256 Call Susie White 850-227-9600.
'-Bay Breeze: Approx 100 x 297.00. Nice lot.
$15,500.00 MLS,3171 Call Susie White 850-227-
9600.
Nice lot across from St. Joseph Bay. Approx. 400'x300'
Oul f I O on the gulf,
$3: -6iS c f0'
Bayfront Jr-, head of the bay, a great buy at
Bayfront lot 75'x40QiAQWlJffl bay, beautiful palms.
$79,900. Surfside ta'stbto .
GULFSIDE LOTS
Secluded Dunes $99,000 to $125,000. Owner financ-
ing, owner is broker.
Surfside Estates =38, $59,900. Owner is broker.
Paradise Gulf Subd. Access to gulf and bay $29,900 to
$49,900. Owner is broker.
LAGOON FRONT LOTS
100x300', $39,900. Owner/broker. Owner financing!
300'x400', $99,000. Owner/broker. Owner financing!
,200'x400', $79,900. Owner financing!
'MEXICO BEACH & ST. JOE BEACH
Residential lot approx. 78'x204.54' very nice lot in a.


112 N. 13th Street, Mexico Beach,
24x40 1989 mobile home,. 3BR/2BA
with extra 14x8.5 room, furnished, well
kept, all appliances included, CH&A,
freshly painted, 120'x90' lot, in C Flood
Zone. Call Brenda Miller. $69,9,00.


5499 Sanidt V Beiulort St. Joe.
Beautiful ba athouse that was built by
Piergiovanni Builders. Beautiful coral'fire-
place, french doors overlooking bay, tons of
space underneath, 4BR/3BA, 3 car garage.
Price $289,900. MLS#2951


S' 208 16th St., Port St. Joe: 4BR/2BA recent-
1004 Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe. 4BD/3BA, ly renovated home. Fireplace,.carport, sep-
ar garage, marble fireplace in' den, rate from house, Large deck in back.
2 car garage marble fireplace in Beautiful home. Reduced $124,900. Call
screened porch, deck, on 2 lots. Huge liv- Susie White 850-227-9600. MLSa3249.
ing/dining room. $152,500. MLS #2605.


great location. Will not last long!! Call Susie White
today 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4046. $24,500.
Unobstructed gulf view 2BR/2.5BA w/decks overlook-
ing the gulf. Sold furnished & ready to rent.
$159,900.
3BR/2BA brick home on 2 lots with sprinkler system,
garden tub, irr. well, $137,500.
Mobile home 2BR/2BA screened porch, deck, above
ground pool. $42,000.
LOTS
Water view.75x150, $65,000.
Water view 50x150, $69,000.
Gulf Aire across from pool, $24,500.
ACREAGE/OVERSTREET AREA
20oH gQr"a 'gatc'
20 acres with pines $47,000
2.75 acres, trees. $16,000.
PORT ST. JOE AREA
137 Cape Plantation, Port St. Joe. Beautiful view over-
looking St. Joseph's Bay Country Club golf course.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage. price: $179,900. MLS.2970.
443 Rd. 20 3BR/2 BA on 2 lots, fireplace, great room.
$79,900.
LOTS
Port St. Joe: Ward Ridge, six lots
Port St. Joe: Approx 75 x 180 121 Hunter Circle. Nice
lot in great location. $19,500.00 MLS=3661 Call
Susie White 850-227-9600.
Port St. Joe: 16 St., Lot 8, approx. 75'xl80' waiting for
that dream home. Water and sewer are already in
place. $24,500.00. MLSe3838. Call Susie White, 850-
227-9600 or 850-227-4046. This will not last long.


510 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach.
BEACH HOUSE hlf.!,'B., ,r,'*. -
nished. Large LR& .i mP, "5', I10, i.. 1
blocks to beach. $'; i.. J., 1, ..r
f "


2000 Garrison Ave., Port'St. Joe. Beautiful
custom home within walking distance of
schools and recreational areas: Privacy
fence, above ground pool, slab for workshop
or outbuilding and much more! 4BD/3BA,.
2 car parking. Price $149,000. MLS #3009







220 Fork Street, Overstreet, COUNTRY
HOME, 3BR/2.5 BA, plus 1 BR/IBA guest
apartment downstairs, landscaped yard.
$79,750. Brenda Miller,


Port St. Joe: 16 St., Lot 7 approx. 75'xl80', water and
sewer are already in place. $24,500.00. MLSv3837:
Call Susie White, 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4046.
White City: Approx 150 x 150 comer lot, already has
water hook up. Call Today. $12,000.00 MLS#2969
Call Susie White 850-227-9600.
White City: Approx 100 x 200 nice lots $16,500.00
MLS*3572 Call Susie White 850-227-9600.
Ward Ridge 75xl20', city water & sewer, owner fonanc-
i $19.900.-,
Olt dl' vCoialthmact
Cabell Drive lots that are 135' to 140'on the front.
Water and sewer. $18,000 to $28,500.
Garrison & Marvin Ave. several lots that are 100'xl50'
from $14,000 to $21,000.
Four 3 acre parcels. Each at $19,900.
Highland View Bay Breeze Subd., 100'x297'. $11,900
and up. -"
Lot 16, Ut,0297'
Lot 20, approx. 100'x297', nice lot, will not last long.
$15,500. Call Susie White 850-227-9600 or 850-227-
4046.
Large Tracts We have several large gulffront,
bayfront and lagoon front tracts available that
would be excellent for development. 1.75 million
to 8 million.
For more information about these
and other properties for sale or
rent call 1-800-852-2990 or
www.thompson-rish.com


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Shark "F'n "atics!.

Theo Johnson (left) and Paul Sewell (right) are shown in the photo above with Port St. Joe High
" School Athletic Director Chuck Gannon after receiving the "Martha Sanborn Award" for their
staunch support of the school's athletes during the past decades. Johnson and Sewell were co-win-
ners of this year's award--a well-fitting presentation since you will usually find the pair together
in the bleachers or along the sidelines, of Shark sporting events. Both of the Shark fans received
a plaque and pass entitling them to free admitance to all Port St. Joe home athletic events (with
the exception of district tournaments and play-offs).


Simmons Bayou Branch Office
2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600 Fax (850) 227-2115


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Thursday, August 12, at 5:30
p.m. It will be held on the open
field in front of the softball fields
which are behind Port St. Joe
High School.
Attendance is required.
Please make sure to have all
items' required by registration,
complete on or before tryout
date.


01 NJ

S 8 R DISCOUNT 0
51 *Hobby Racing Collectables Gifts i
I*Hunting & Fishing Supplies* Guns *
Ammo. Paint Ball
Open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (CT)
Saturday 9 a.m. until 12 noon (CT)
1650 S. Highway 71 in Wewahitchka
Call: 639-5344 (store) or 639-3786 (home) i



.7_A Gulf Aviation Inc.

Open House and Annual Fly-In
at Costin Airport / Port St. Joe (A51)
is scheduled for Saturday, September 4 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
S. -hevron
Land & Castle Realty Inc. 2 3 W


FLATHEAD CATFISH CLASSIC

Friday, August 20 Saturday, August 21, 1999
SApalachicola 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 trailer Worth 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 than 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 lish $1.000--2nd Largest Fish $500.-3rd Largest Fish $300--4th largest Fish
$200--5th Largest Fish $100-Boat with most pound average $200
Plus, drawings for several mercrhandise prizes & complimentary tournament caps'to all
competitors.
BONUS PRIZE: Fishermen participating in the Blounstown, Bristol and Wewanitchka
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 night (850) 639-3474
REGISTRATION: Pre-register & avoid the rush at the tournament! Mail the attached registra
tion form to: Employee's Club of Wewahitchka- P.O. Box 966
Wewahitchka Florida 32465. You may register the day of the tournament:
(Friday, Aug 20) beginning at 9"a.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday CST and again
on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 6 a.m. to 12 noon at Gaskin Park (End of road
landing).
Wewa Search & Rescue will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cold drinks
and goodies at the tournament.
Prize drawings and awards celebration will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Gaskin Park Landing..
Each Fisherman will recieve a complimentary ticket in the drawing at 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 TOURNAMENT IS SANCTIONED & DIRECTED BY THE
National.Catfishing Association


Rod Chambers, an upcoming senior at Port St. Joe High School, signed a scholarship this past week
to run track for Bevill State College after graduation. He is flanked by his mother, Kathy Boyd, grand-
mother Emma Lee Chambers. Principal Chris Earley and Coach Scott Gowan look on.


Chambers Signs Track

and Field Scholarship


Rod Chambers, a recent
graduate and member of the.
1999 Class 2A Port St. Joe stateQ
champion boys track and field
team signed a track and field
scholarship with Bevill State of,
Hamilton, Alabama last week.
According to head track and.
field coach. Steve Dudley,,
Chambers will compete in both,
the 110 and 400 meter hurdles.
as well as the 4X400 meter relay..
At Bevill State, he will be reunit-

Gowan Resigns
Port St. Joe High School's.
boys' cross country and track &
field coach Scott Gowan request-
ed a one year leave of absence
from the Gulf County School
Board this past week. The request
was tabled by the Board pending
further information.
Gowan has taken a coaching
position at the new'Lawton Chiles
High School in Tallahassee to be
closer to his mother, who has
multiple sclerosis.
"My father passed away on
June 28 and my mother has mul-
tiple sclerosis," Gowan said. "I
need to be,with her now." :
'This was a very difficult deci-
sion for me to make, but I have,to
do what I need for my mother."
Gowan, who has coached at
Port St. Joe for 13 years. leaves
the Sharks after capturing his'
sixth consecutive boys' track and
field state title, along with a state,
title this past season in cross
country. He has received the
Coach of the Year award six times
in track ahd field and twice .in
cross country. Gowan has
coached 34 individual state
champions and 129 All-State ath-
letes in track and field and cross
country.
Coach Vernon Eppinette, who
has been the girls' track and field
and cross country coach, will take
the reins for both the boys' and;
girls' in cross country and will
take over as the boys' track and
field coach.
*^ i


ed with former Port St. Joe team-
mate. Keion McNair.
While at Port St. Joe High
School Chambers was a member
of the track and- field for six
years. During his career, he qual-
ified for the state meet three
times and earned six All-Star
honors. ,
They included: 1997-100
hurdles (sixth 15.71), 300 hur-
dles (eighth 41.88): 1998-300
hurdles (second 40.01), 4X400
Relay (fifth 3:32.48); and
1999-100 hurdles (fourth -
15.32), 300 hurdles (fourth' -
41.47).
Also, Chambers ended up in
third place in both the 110 hur-
dles (15.0) and 300 hurdles
(39.9). on Port St. Joe High
School's, all-time performance
list. '
"I ;am excited that Rod is
going to get an opportunity to
continue his track and field
career. He began hurdling as a
seventh grader, and eventually
he became, technique wise, the
best hurdler I have coached. If he
Is willing to get in the weight
room and become stronger, and
also train hard during the fall
season, then I feel like he is real-
ly capable of becoming a good
college hurdler, PSJHS coach
Scott Go,van said.







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Scott Gowan


Port St. Joe

Youth Soccer

Registration!
Port St. Joe Youth Soccer is
now registering players for the
1999 season!
Returning players may regis-
ter by calling the following: under
age six, Sandy Pope at 229-8101
or 227-7314; under age eight,
Bill Mahan at 229-9739; under
age 10, Margaret Ellmer at 229-
7280; under age 12, Mary Gibson
at 229-8183; under age 14 andl
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
ages six, eight, and 10 groups
and $50.00 in the under ages 12,
14, and 16 groups-..

If you have any questions or
are interested in sponsoring a
team,, please call Margaret Eilmer
at 227-7280.or Sandy Pope at
229-8018 or 227-7314.


UPDATE FROM THE DIAMONDS
Indians Dizzy Dean World Series Champions!
Representing the state of Florida. the 16-under Dizzy Dean
Panama City Indians rode a spotless 4-0 record to become the
1999 World Series champions last week in Southaven.
Mississippi. The Indians defeated Walker County, Alabama
(12-3): Philadelphia, Mississippi (9-1): and Cincinnati. Ohio
team rosters 11 Panhandle players. Including Philip Hall.
Blake Rish. and Brandon Jones of Wewahitchka and
Jacob Tankersley of Port St. Joe.
AVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVA
Port St. Joe's AAA Claims 2nd At State Tourney
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball's All Star tournament team brought
home runner-up trophies-the
best finish ever for the league in
the Florida Dixide Youth AAA (10
and Under) Tournament held last
week in Okeechobee. The local
team emerged In second place
(3-2), recording final game scores
of 0-9: 9--1; 6-4: 13-12: and O0-5
from a nine-team double elimina- f
tion bracket.
In the adjacent photo, manag- .
er Bill Dodson huddles with team ,-.
members and assistant Joey v *
Tarantino after receiving the sec- A
ond place team trophy. "
A VAAVAVAVAVA VA VA
PSJ Majors 1-2 in Dixie Youth State Tournament
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball League's District IV Major League
Champions are returning home from Brooksvllle this week following
a disappointing elimination from the Florida State Tournament. The
local all stars competed In a nine-team bracket which also included
.representatives from Quincy. Marlanna. Fort Walton Beach,
Pensacola Bellview. Fort Meade. Sebring. as well as the host team.
Watch next week's issue of The Star for team statistics
and photos received from these tournaments!


B,


You have lost a "back tooth" or
a permanent molar. It doesn't show
any empty space so you just write
it. off and keep on smiling. Who
knows the difference beside your-
self? You, neglect replacing the
missing molar with a partial bridge
or implant. My friend, you have just
made a serious error.
Reason? If any tooth any-
where in the mouth is missing, the
neighboring teeth start to shift and


t's Only a


ack Tooth

tilt into the empty gap. This pro-
duces an increased risk of dental
decay together with gum disease
because hard-to-clean spaces trap.
food and allow plaque to accumu-
late which can lead to various oral
problems. .
The same shifted, tilted teeth
.will change your jaw bite. Your
teeth exert unnatural pressures on
one another-this could looser
teeth, fracture teeth and lead to
additional tooth loss. If you have
lost a tooth, no matter where it-is
located, have it speedily re-
placed-to retain your remaining
teeth.


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.
4-*******4 *** ****** ** ******** *****
CALL 227-1123 FOR A BimK FREE CONSULTATION.
STATE OF THE ART, PAINLESS DENTISTRY WITH A SMALL TOWN'


Little League
Football Tryouts
For those who have ,regis-
tered for the Port St. Joe Little
League Football, there will be a
tryout to help determine team
placement and positions on


*Custom Clubs Club Repair *Golf
Merchandise *Golf Lessons Gift Certificates
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 10 a.m. noon, 2-5 p.m.
Wed. and Sat., 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
AI MOVING SALE We're moving
around the corner to
212 Third St. Port St. Joe
850-229- 9249


U..


Florida State Seminoles
VS.

.h Clemson Tigers
(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 6th. We have to
know if you're going NOW!
For reservations or questions, call Boyd Pickett at 227-7535.
Go 'Noles







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circulation, and those who take
medications to get rid of water
from the body (diuretics) or for
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Community Awareness
Meeting at Sunrise
Sunrise at Bay St. Joseph
Care and Rehabilitation Facility'
will be hosting a Community
Awareness meeting on Tuesday,
August 10, at 7:00 p.m. This
event is open to the general pub-
lic. Cathy Foster, Registered
Dietitian, will be the guest speak-
er; she will give an informative
lecture on diet and diabetes.
This event will be held month-
ly at the SunRise at Bay St.
Joseph facility: coffee, tea, and,
snacks will be served. This is a
wonderful opportunity for the
public -to- come into- the--facility"
and. meet the new administrator
and, staff, and to become Tamiliar
with the many positive improve-
ments that have been effected
recently. Everyone is welcome to
attend.


(also referred to as sunstroke.)
Heat Cramps are muscular
pains and spasms due to heat
exertion. They usually involve
the abdominal muscles or legs. It
is generally thought that the loss
of water from heavy sweating,
causes the cramps.
To treat heat cramps, get the
person to a cooler place and have
him or her rest in a comfortable
position. Lightly stretch the
affected muscle and replenish
fluids. Give the person a half
glass of cool water every 15 min-
utes. Do not give liquids with
alcohol or caffeine in them as
they can make conditions worse.
Heat Exhaustion typically
occurs when people exercise
heavily or work inr a warm humid
place where body fluids are lost
through heavy sweating. Blood.
flow to the skin increases caus-
ing blood flow to decrease to the
vital organs. This results in a
form of mild shock.
The skin will .be cool and
moist and could appear to be
either pale or flushed, The victim
may have a headache and/or be
suffering' from nausea. There
may also be some dizziness. It is
important to treat the victim
promptly so that the condition
will not intensify and become
heat stroke.
Begin treatment by getting
the person out of the heat and
nto a cooler plape. Remove 'or
loosen tight clothing and apply
cool wet cloths such as towels or
sheets. If the person Is conscious
give cool water to irink-a half
glass every 15 minutes- and
make sure the person drinks
slowly.
Again do not give liquids that
contain alcohol or. caffeine. Let
the victim rest in 'a comfortable
position and watch carefully for
changes in his or her condition.
Heat stroke is the most seri-
ous heat emergency. It is life
threatening. The victim's temper-
ature control system which pro-
duces sweating to, cool the body
stops working. The body temper-
ature can rise so high that brain
damage and death may result if
the body is not cooled quickly.
Here are some signs that a
person is having a heat stroke:
hot red sk n; changes in con-
sciousness; rapid weak pulse;
and rapid shallow breathing.
Body temperature can be very
high-sometimes as high as"
-5-IF--Kf the person was "sweat-


ing from heavy work or exercise
skin may be wet; otherwise it will
feel dry.
A person suffering from heat
troke needs help fast. Call 9-1-1
and move the person to a cooler
place immediately. Immerse the
victim in a cool bath or wrap wet
* ,sheets around the body and fan
it.
Watch for signals of breath-
ing problems. Keep the person
lying down and continue to cool
the body any way you can. If the
* victim refuses water, is vomiting,
or there are changes in the level
of consciousness, do not give
"anything to eat or drink.
L:- These are very serious condi-
. tons. Now that you know what
can happen, here are some ways
.that you can protect yourself and
your family from heat emergen-
cies:
S. If a heat wave is predicted or
happening..
*Slow down. Avoidcstrenuous
activity. If you must do strenu-
ous activity, do it during the
coolest part of the day which is
* usually in the morning between
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Wrong Moves Can Be Deadly With Lightning
contnue untl 6) mnute aier msc wdy


By: Chris Eversole, U ofF
With summer thunderstorms
once again in full swing, Univer-
sity of Florida researchers are
reminding those playing or work-
ing outdoors to be wary of the
deadly lightning that comes with
them.
Staying away from wide-open
spaces is the best lighting de-
fense, researchers say, but duck-
ing under, a large tree or in a
small shelter not protected from
lightning makes you part of the
lightning rod.' -'
"Lightning is attracted to the
highest object in an area, and a.
tree that extends beyond, the, sur-.
rounding landscape can 'become
the target of'a strike," said Martin
Uman, director of UF's Lightning
Research Center. "Isolated golf.
course, and, picnic shelters that
are not protected'from lightning
also are risky." '
Among those who make their'
living outdoors, farm and ranch


Students P


Su mmer JT
Kara McDaniel. tourism relo-
cation assistant for the second
year atf'the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce, was among the
160 students who participated in
the summer JTPA program.
Diane: Sch6li, executive director
of the' :chamber gave Kara rave-
*reviews for her hard work this
summer. "Kara's ability to stay
on task and, tackle mountains of,
paperwork generated by 'the
chamber' was wonderful," says
Mrs. Scholz.
Ryan Martin was also among
the 160 students who participat--
ed in the summer JTPA program.
He received excellent, reviews
from his supervisors at the Gulf
County, Breeze where, he was a
reporter, for the newspaper. ,
Gulf County students
between the ages of 14 and 21
have participated in the program
for the past three years. This
year's program came to an end
on July 16th. The program is a
federally-funded grant made
available through ;the Gulf
County School System's efforts.
Students' were able ,to earn
school credit by attending class-
room academic enrichment, and
'then were Able't tdgn' va1ab'ale-
;work experience in the work-
Nplace. Participants were' inter-
viewed by private.and public sec-
'tor employers for the internship
program, and were selected for
positions within the community.
For many of the students
this is their first job' and
teacher/counselors stressed aca-


workers are especially at risk,
said Carol Lehtola, agricultural
safety specialist for UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"We all know that golfing and
other sports expose you to light-
ning, but most people don't real-
ize that farm and ranch workers
are at high risk because they do
much of their work outdoors far
away from shelter," Lehtola said.
. In May, for instance, seven
farm workers in Myakka City
were injured when lightning
struck the metal flatbed trailer
they had crawled under for shel-
ter -from a storm.
"Too often, workers and their
supervisors stay'on the job until it
starts raining and get back to,
work as soon'.as they can after' a
storm -passes," she said.- 'They
don't realize that lightning can
ftrike them when thunderstorms
are in the area but the sky above
them is clear."
All crews of 'farm workers


irticipate in


PA Program
demics, attendance and good
work ethics. The teacher/coun-
'selors 'ificluded Simona'Bearden,
Marty Riley and Tom Benard in
Port St. Joe and Stephnie Wade,
Pearl Hunter, and Wayne:
Flowers,. in" Wewahitchka.
Students who improved in read-
ing, -math skills, and. received
excellent evaluations from,
employers were awarded 'bonus-
es.
"It is important that -the
internship part of our program
be a positive experience for both.
the students and the employers
alike," says Jordan Miles, the
JTPA coordinator for the Gulf
County School Board for the past
three years.'
This was the first year'that
students entered private sector
employment, which offered stu-
dents a wide range of occupa-
tions. This year's program was
also instrumental In 'the recre-
ational programs for Port St. Joe,
because of 'cutbacks within the
city's budget.
Student recreation assis-
.tants worked throughout the city
in the summer recreational pro-
,J gram. Pauline Pendarvis, City,
Clerk of Port St. Joe, feels that'
this year's program has provided;
an excellent opportunity for
employers and students.
Ms. Miles stated she cannot
begin to thank all .of the busi-
nesses for their support in mak-
ing jobs available in Gulf County
this summer.


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should include at least one per-
son who has training in car-
diopulmonary resuscitation, Leh-
tola said', and supervisors of agri-
cultural workers should carry a


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alerted to storms in plenty of
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Lightning danger begins with
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Local Kiwanis Club Give,

$500 to Girl Scout Troup
On Tuesday, President of the source of revenue is their yearly
Kiwanis Club Keith Jones pre- cookie drive. These funds are allo-
sented Mary Gibson, leader of Girl cated, for three separate. troops,
Scouts' adult volunteers with a totalling 40 girls, ages six to ]2..
$500 check from the club. ,
"This is the only local cont-ri- Gibson says that the money
button, we have received," says will assist in meeting operaLing
Gibson. The scouts' only other expenses.

Seeks Nominees



for Florida Folk


Heritage
Secretary of State Kathrine
Harris has announced that the.,:
:Florida Department of State
seeks nominations for the 2000
Florida Folk Heritage Awards.
Theawards recognize individuals
who have made exemplary con-
tributions to Florida's traditional
culture.
"The Florida Folk Heritage
Awards rxecognize, authenticity,
excellence and significance with-
in the traditional arts and honor
our most significant and influen-
tial traditional artists. I am very.
honored to present these awards,
each year at the Florida Folk,
Festival," Secretary Harris said.
Nominees should be individ-
uals whose craft, dance, music or
advocacy, has embodied the best
of traditional culture in their
communities. Nominations for
the award, should describe the.
.'accomplishments and back1-
ground of the nominee and'
include support materials such
as photographs, slides, audio,-*
and "video. tapes and' letters of"
support.
Folklife includes a wide
range of creative forms in art,
.crafts,' dance, language, music'
Sand ritual. These forms are
transmitted by word of mouth
and 'demonstration. They are
shared within' community, eth-.'
-nic, occupational,- religious.- and.,
regional groups. Previous Florida
Folk Heritage Award winners
include an African-Americari'
herbalist, a .Cuban birdcage
. maker, a Cracker cow whip.
maker, and a Seminole dug-out


WIG Meeting
The Washington, Improve-
ment Group Board of Directors"
and membership will meet in reg-,.
ular session on August 5 at the'
WIG Teen Center. The meeting
will start at 6:00 p.m. (ET)


Awards
canoe builder.
Nominations must be post-
marked no later that Novemrber"
1, and mailed to Florida Folk
Heritage Awards. Bureau of
Historic Preservation, R.A. Gary
Building, 500 South Bronough
Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-
0250. For additional information
or. a copy. of,the, guidelines, con-
tact'Tpresa Holingsworth at (850),
487-2333 or 1-800-847-PAST. .


continues until 3U minutes after
the last thunder clap or lightning
bolt, Lehtola said.
To judge how far away light-
ning is, she 'said, measure the
time between, seeing the bolt or
flash 'and hearing the thunder
that follows.
"You can gauge, the number:of
seconds between the thunder and
lightning on your watch or by
counting by thousands," she said.
"Every five seconds between when
you see lightning and you hear ,
thunder means the lightning is a


mile away. ,
Uman offered more tips on
avoiding being hit by lightning:
*Avoid standing above the
surrounding landscape in an
open field or on a beach.
*Stay away from wire fences,
rails and other metallic paths
along the ground that could carry
lightning currents to you.
*If you're in a; small boat or
swimming, come ashore, since
the electrical current from a near-
(See LIGHTNING on Page 5B)


The Gulf County School Board today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the
full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The District's
Sponsor's administrative office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party'.

The following household size and income criteria will'be-used for determining eligibility:

FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
"These are the. income scdles used :by the Gulf 'County School Board 'to determine eligibility for free and
"reduced price meals: : .


Free Meal Scale
Household
Size Annually Monthly
1 10,712 893
2 14,378 1,199
3 18,044 1,504
4 21,710 1,810
5 25,376 2,115
6 ', 29,042 ;2,421
7 32,'708 2,726
... 8- 1 -36,374" -. 3"032


Reduced Price Meal S'ale,.- .


Wee


Ho u eoi


ekly Size Annially M
206 1 15,244
277 2 '. 20,461
347 3 25,678..
418 4 30,895
488 5 1,*. "36,112
559 '" : 6 '41,329
629 .. . .. ..-. 7 .. 4... 6,546
700 8 : 51,763.


monthly
1,271 '
1,706
2,,140.--
T2,575
-3,010
3,445
3,8793..
4,314,


Weekly
294
394
S494 ,
595
695
795'
996


-For each -additional For each additional
family member, '" family' member, '
add +3,666 '/ +306 +71 '" 'add +5:217 +435 +101

Children from families w1'iie iome is 'at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a Fetter-to parents or'guardians. To apply for free or. reduced price
meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are.available at the princi-
pal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligi-
bility and"may be verified at any time during the' school year by the school or'other program officials.
Households that receive Food Stamps or'JANF (formerly AFDC) are required tolist on-the application only the child's name
and food stamp or TANF case.number, and signature, of adult household member., '
For the school officials fo;determine eligibility, all other households must provide the following information listed on.the '
application:
(1) The total monthly household income must be listed by the amount received by each household member receiving
income and the,type of income it is (such as wages, child support, etc.); ....
(2) Names of all household members;
,(3) Social' Security number of the adult signing the application or the word "none" for this household member if they dof'
not have a social security number; and
(4) The signature of.an adult household member certifying'that the information provided is.correct..
Households that list income information and receive meal benefits must report to the school any decreases in household
size and .any increases in income of over $50 per month or $600 per year. Households that list a food stamp or TANF case
number must report to the school when food.stamps or TANF is no longer received.
'Applications may be submitted, at any time during the year.
Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal policy, the principal and his/her designee will review applications
and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he/she may wish to discuss
the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he may make
a request either orally or in writing to Charles TempleWatson, Director of Support Services, Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road, Port St, Joe, FL 32456, 229-8256 or 639-2871, for a hearing to appeal the decision. The poli-
cy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.
If -a household. memberr becomes. unemployed or if the household size changes, the schdol:should be contacted. Such
changes may make the children of the household eligible for reduced price meals, or for additional benefits'such as free
meals for them if the. household income falls at or below the levelsshown, above. .. ]
In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a household has foster children living with them and
wishes to apply-for such meals for them;' the household should contact the school for more information.
Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the free and reduced price meals application may be
used by the school system in determining whether the child is eligible for other educational programs.
In the operation of child feeding programs administered by tha'U.S. Department of Agriculture, no child will be discrimi-
nated against because of race, color, sex, national origin, age handicap. If any membef any f a household believes they
have been discriminated against, they should write immediately to the 'Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 20250.
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gram, on behalf of the Choir
Union at 7:30 pim., Friday,
August 13th, .at; New Bethel
Baptist Church.Everyone is cor-
dially invited to attend this ser-
vice.


Too Cute
The St. Joseph Bav y umn'ane
Society collects dozens of' ani-.'
mals throuChout the year. many
of which are not able to find a
home. A pet can make a wonder-
ful addition to the family, or can.
be a gift to someone who is lone-
ly. It has been clinically proven
that pets have healthful effects"
on their owners such as reduced'
blood pressure and general feel-:.
ing of well-being. Invest in your;.
"health-adopt a pet. 'I


McLawhon at 648-8103 (e-mail
meclawhon@gtcom .net).
Sponsoring Family
Preparedness Fair
The public is invited to attend
a "Family Preparedness Fair" on
Saturday. August 7, from 2:00
p.m. until 4:00 p.m. CT.
Some of the topics to be dis-
cussed are: teen pregnancy, water
puriflication, food storage, pets
and- animals, food dehydration,
domestic violence, financial man-
agement. emergency first aid,
home canning, quilting, funerals,
emergency cooking, seed collec-
tion and preservation., and emer-
gency shelter.
The fair is sponsored by The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints and will be held at the
NMe.ico Beach branch located on
15th Sutreet and Robin Lane in
Mexico Beach.
Thank You
The family of Mary, S.
KUlrldand wishes to express it's
heartfelt appreciation for the
prayers., visits, telephone calls,
cards, food and other, expres-
sions of love during the passing
of our beloved wife, mother and
granny.
.A special thanks 't John and
Trixie Rich. the ladies of Oak
-dove Assembly. Bro. Dave, her
Pastor who stood by us and
'prayed with us and Bro. Allen
Wellborn for his visits and
prayers.
Colenmui. Rudolph, Betty
and Grandchildren


To Resist
SThe following. animals tare-
only a mere portion of the'ani-
iial. tie' humane tociely has to'
offer: 17 puppies, labs., chows
one rock-chow mIxed and mix-
ture fu puppies, full blooded male
cocker-spaniel about two and a-
half years, old, auburn red. Also
available are two grown cats; one
has seven kittens' and one has
two kittens, white, black, tabbie
and orange.


S'. JESUS CHRIST HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE

Liberty Bible Church
S' elcmis it To Its Scrrricfs

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

i- Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912




i f iAst C rcko the azaefe
420 Long Avenue Poft St. 3oe, Florida 32456
(850),229-9596
Sunday School ................. 10 a.m.e t e Lorcld ie glory
Sunday Moining Worship ......... .... 11 a.m. d0e H. i 'e. i,worship Ite
'Sunday Evening Woiship .. ... 6 p.m. Lo.rd tle bead uty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service ........ .. 7 p.m Psili,, 29-2

The friendly place to worship!

Sf 0 i -
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beav Jim Davi's,Pastor
S.SCHEDULRi OF 'SERVICES
,s Worship Suncayat 10: 00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
,,' 1 Bible Study :- Suays at. 9;00 a.m. (all ages)
SSyv '. Wednesday Adult Prpyer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
.Please note,, aU times, central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach qrner of 15th & California 648-5776
EVERYME VWLCOME


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


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD ,
MORNING WORSHIP: 11:00 ,1 iET *EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am o.liesday Niglit it 6.00 pm Youtl
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Pracice 7-00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trnrttlbi n Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in ni'slhip 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
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 'Gus'Carpenter, Pastofr
SundaySchool ; ..::..,: .. 9:45 a.m.
... Sunday Moriing .Worsihip : . 11:00 a.m.
;,. ,Suday. Evening Service,. . ... 6:30 p.m.
,'Wednesday .... .... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


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

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

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTYW.

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
S7:30 and 11:00 a.m, (ET) -
+.. 4 Suriday School 9:.45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m, (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Gds

love


Discover God's Love! :. n
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
B-A.PTIST CHIURC .I
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11a:.m. amid 6.jp'm.
Bible Stuly Sund(ays at'9:45 a.mn. and 5 ip.:i. (for all ages)
'Wedinesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 .m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


MEDITATIONS OF A .

Q-muntrn 3Ilrac{ r erI

,By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Do You Know "
Yourself
"He (Peter) spoke-, if
I should die with Thee,
9 I will not deny thee!"
Mark 14:31

9N .THIS OCCASION, outlined in Mark 14, Jesus
was headed for the Cross where He would offer His own
blood as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. He
cautioned His disciples they would all try to deny their
association with Him, before the night was over.
To a man, they all denied they would ever forsake
Him, and Peter was especially emphatic. He insisted, he
would gladly be loyal to Jesus, even to death. But Jesus
told them in verse 38, to watch and pray, for though the
spirit is willing, the flesh is weak.
Jesus knew exactly what was facing Him, but His
disciples had no idea of the traumatic episode just ahead,
though Jesus had tried to prepare them for it. ,
How faithful ismy declaration of loyalty to the cause
of Christ? Would Igive my life in assurance of my faith
in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Just how much would I'
willingly suffer in my resolution to be faithful to Jesus? .
In Hebrews 12:;4 The Word declares "Ye have not
resisted unto blood, striving against sin."
I'am convinced that God does not send troubles upon
His children to test them. But I know that when trials
do come upon us, He uses those troubles to test our faith.
When the testing comes, will my faith bear' up under the
pressure of trial? Will yours?
Peter thought he had absolute faith in his Lord. He
just knew nothing could ever shake his devotion to
'Jesus. But up to that time he had not had to face the real
test. When he saw Jesus in the hands of enemies, and
facing almost certain death, he did exactly as Jesus said,
he would, denieing any knowledge of Him. (Mark 14:72).
Praise The Lord, Jesus bought us a "New Covenent"
and paid for it with His own blood, which will wash aIway
all our sins and hide them from the face of God. "Their
sins and their iniquities I will remember no more." Heb.
8;:12. "By Him, all that believe are justified from all
things,. which could not be justified by the law." Acts
13:39. And "Without the shedding of blood, there is no.
remission of sin." Hebrews 9:22. "Whosoever believeth
that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God."I John 5:1.


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUSTI 5, 19991


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 8, 1999,
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman. Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Water Department
Employees Donna Daniels and Gerald
Shearer, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
INMATE WORK CREWS-Chairman
Knox reported that a workshop has been
scheduled for July 13,1999 at 6:30 p.m.,
E.D.T. to discuss ,this topic.
ROADWAY CULVERT POLICY-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he had
met with Road Superintendent Lester
regarding culvert installation, and they
requested that the Board discontinue cul-
vert installations due to the cost and time
involved. He stated that property owners
would be required to install their own cul-
verts (according to'the County's guidelines.
and would be fined if the installatio,n ,as,
done improperly. Alter dicus-ion by the
Board, Commissioner Traylor motioned to
assess a $400.00 penalty for culverts which
are installed without a permit. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion, and it
o passed unanimously. Commissioner Tray-
lor then motioned tocharge a fee of $50.00
for .a culvert installation permit for a new
culvert, with the individuals to purchase
and install their own culverts tLhe Road
Department will shoot the grade to make
surethe culvert is elevated properly) arnd
Commissioners Yeager seconded the moron
After discussion regarding requiring. that
the mitered ends of the culvert pipe be
cemented to prevent, washouts, the motion
passed unanimously. Upon discussion
regarding the handling of existing culverts,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to handle
existing culvert replacements .the same as
new culvert installations; with the Board to
hear extenuating circumstances on a case-
by-case basis. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. County Attorney McFarland
reported that he will meet with Chief
Administrator Butler to ensure that all
details of what is-required regarding culvert
Installation is included in the proposed
ordinance which he will present at a later
date for Board approval.
WATER SYSTEM RATES BEACHES
& WHITE CITY/H.V.W.B. MEETING-
Chairman Knox discussed budget problems
within the water systems, and discussed,
increasing the fee for water taps to help
generate funds. After discussion regarding
other water systems. Chairman Knox.'
passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Peters.
and motioned to increase the tap fees for
the Beaches and White City Water Systems
to $1,415.51. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and It passed unani-
mously. Chairman Peters returned the
Chair to Commissioner Knox. Upon discus-
sion by -Attorney' McFarland that the
Highland View Water Board will need to
meet to discuss increasing the tap fees for
" that %Sa.Ler-system. Chairman Knc. sched-.
uled a meeting of the Highland '.i-,, Water
SBoardj lor 'July 13. 1999 at 6 55 p m
E D T 'Commlssioner Stanley thanked
Gerald Shearer ior his dedication in doingL
the maintenance for all of the water sys-
tems.
BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT/BUD-
GET AMENDMENT #14-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that the Beaches Fire
Department has been constructing a wind-
resistant room behind the fire department
(using their private funds), and he request-
ed that the Board allow them to advertise to
receive bids for funding to complete the
building ($14,000.00); After discussion,
SCommissioner Trayfor motioned w, give the
Beaches Fire Department ST.00) 0 0 to be
used for this project. Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Upon- further discussion,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertis-
ing' to- receive financing for the additional
$7,000.00 needed to complete the building' ,
(to be paid by the fire department), and to
amend the General Fund Budget (as fol-
lows) to give the fire department $7,000.00
- from the County's reserves:.
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES:
BEACHES. FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Buildings & Improvements
#B2122-62000; Original Budget $.00;
Increase S7,',001 00. Decrease $.00;
Amended Budget S7 '000 00.
RESERVE GENERAL FUND:
Reserve for Contingencies
#99984-95000; Original Budoet
$155,188.00; 'Increase .$.00; Decrease
$7,000.00; Amended Budget $148,188.00.
(End)
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
'5:45 p.m., E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 13, 1999
WORKSHOP,
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy ,Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Stanley. Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells, Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David. Richardson, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Health Department Administrator
Doug Kent, Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee. Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
.Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams,
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent.
The workshop was called to order at
6.33 p.m., E.D.T.
INMATE WORK CREWS-Warden
Henry Alford and Lieutenant Carmen
McLemore, of Gulf Correctional Institution,
appeared before the Board to report that
three (3) additional State work crews will be


available to the County in October, and
requested that the Board decide in which
districts they would work. They also dis-
cussed problems with the County-super-
vised State inmate work crews, stating that
they are not working as hard as the State-
supervised crews. After discussion regard-
ing how much money these work crews
save the County each month, the Board
agreed that one of the State-supervised
crews will work in District 1 and the other


two will work in District 5 (District 5's
County-supervised crew will be used in
District 4 by Chief Administrator Butler,
Maintenance Superintendent Bearden.
etc.).
There being no further, business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 6:49 p.m.,
E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 13, 1999
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER BOARD
The Highland View Water Board of
Gulf County, Florida met this date in spe-
cial session with the following members
present: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters; Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warred J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timrnth McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg,. Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells, Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Health Department' Administrator
Doug Kent, Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Officer 'S H I' Admini-raior Bo Williamis,
and Sher ifs Department Captain Joe
Nugent. I. i
The meeting was called to order: at
6:58 p.m., E.D.T.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM -
TAP FEES-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote- the Board agreed to
Increase the water tap fees to SI.415 51 in,
an effort o raKNe r.,ore revenue for:the
water system. Upon inquiry about indi-
gentE; Chairman Knx stated that Install-
ment payments ha'.e beer made in certain
cases in the past.
There being no further business and
upon mmouicn by Cmmisiohner NYeager sec-
ond by Comrminsi.oner Stan lev and unani-
mous vote. the meeung did then ad,'Jurn at
7 00 p.m E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
SiTTEST:- BENNY C.-LISTER, CLERK

SPORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 13, 19990
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf Count, Board of "'County
Commissioners -tt tfil-. date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent. D Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners'.Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor andt Warren J.
Year. Jr ". 1': I ,
.Others present kere Cr.urnt. Attorney,
Tinloth% McFarland. ChlIrl Deputl Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chfef Administrator Don
Butler AdmninisitrauMe Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Admin-stratIor.' Emergenrcy Man-
agement 'Directo Larry Wells,' Building
Official'/Assistant PlannerI Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant.
Planner David Richardson, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Health Department Administrator
Doug Kent, Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. .Veterans' .Service
Offi,-er, '5 H I P; A.m-irini .ralo..r B,, Williams
and Srerlffs. DepartmL.rent Captat- Joe
Nugent
The meeting was called to order at
7:01 p.m., E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Commissioner
Yeager motioned to approve the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda
,(as follows), and Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion. After discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes
-June 8, 1999 Regular'Meeting
'June 21, 1999.- Special Meeting
-June 29, 1999 Public Hearing
-June 29, 1999 Special Meeting
2. Appointments. .
Gulf Coast \\'.irklorc:e Dev. Bbard
(Phillips/Rish)
3. Budget
Sheriff- Forfeiture Judgmenls ($569.00
/$230.00)
4. Court Order
-Payment to Harry A. McClaren, Ph.D.
iHaririman #98-158-CF $75-0.00 to
be pa.'d rorr, Account #61016-31002)
-. Payment to Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida (Harriman 98.-1.5t,.1
CF $687.50 to be paid 'from'Account
#61016-31002) .
-Payment ., \".torne,- ._ Gordon. Shuler
(Padgett'* 09 75-.MM $131.20 to
be paid.from Account #72031-,31000)
-Payment to Attorne) Timothy J.
McFarland *(Gathers B9?-216-CF .&
#99-021-CF $558.00 to be paid from,
Account #61021-31000)
5, Easement for Fill Dirt (David &, Adele
Paul) .
6. Interlocal Agreement
-Franklin Co. EMS & South Gulf Co.
EMS
-Gulf Co. & Gulf Coast Workforce Dev.
Board
7. Inventory
-Add Chev. Blazer to Emerg. Man. (#90-
202)/Transfer from Sheriffs Dept.
-Highland'View Fire Dept. (Junk #160-
50 Trans''er io60 6 to Overstreet Fire
Dept. Transfer #160-29 back to
Division of Forestry) ,. .
8. Invoice
-Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (March, 1999 #9903 *
$12,644.03/April, 1999 *#9904" *
$5784.63/May, 1999 #9905 *
$10,396.65 to be paid from Account
2252 2:.4. 4,4 ': 1 ,
-Bay 'Medical Centeir Health Care
Responsibility Act (Lowi ry,. #98329-
00395 $3,031.30 "*r td *b' paid from
Account #51462-31500)
9. Resolution Budget. Amendment
(Howard Creek Fire Control Dist.), as
follows.
RESOLUTION NO. 99-19
WHEREAS, the Gulf, County Board of
County Commissioners has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the Howard Creek Fire
District Fund for fiscal year 1998-99, and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred in
fiscal year 1998-99
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows
1. The 1998-99 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
HOWARD CREEK FIRE DISTRICr FUND
REVENUES: ,
CONTRIBUTIONS AND DONATIONS:


Contributions.
#10966-92000; Original Budget $.00;
Amended Budget 81,600.00
EXPENDITURES:
HOWARD CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Utilities
#32722-43000: Original Budget $.00:
Amended Budget $545.00
Repair & Maintenance of Equipment
#32722-46200; Original Budget $.00;.
Amended Budget $1.355.00


THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers this 13th day of July, 1999.
(End)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGE11NDA:.
1. Alleyway/Roadway Abandonment Pro-
cess Initiation (Stearns/Word)
2. Interlocal Agreement
-City of P.S.J./Gulf County/Lighthouse
Utilities.
3. Invoice
-First Choice Reporters (June, 1999 *
$550.75 to be paid from various Court
Reporter line items)
-FL Association of Counties (1999-2000
Dues $1,600.00 to be paid from
.Account #21111-54200)
-Powers,, Quaschnick, Tischler, Evarins
(#13416 $44.00 to be paid from
SAccount#21111-31200)
-FreotbIe-Rih Inc. Cape Palms Park II
.int..1292 5260 ,1:C to be paid from
Account #26472-31000) .
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Mapping/9jll
(#61302 $227.50 to be paid from
Account #27015-00000)'
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Cape Palms Park II
(#61303 $727.50 to be paid frbm
Account #26472-31000)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Subdivision Review -
Palm 'Ridge (#61304 $255.00 to be
paid from Account #21111-31100)
-Rish, Gibson & Scholz, P.A. H. ,M.
Buy-Out Program ($664.00 to be paid
from' grant funds)
4. Job Opening Advertisement Road
Department Mechanic '
5. Moratorium Extension Request Gulf
Aire Wastewater Treatment Plant
6. Resolution Florida Coast Paper
Company (Target Industry Tax), as fol-
lows: "
RESOLUTION NO. 99-20
A RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FINDING THAT FLORI-
DA COAST PAPER COMPANY, LLC IS
APPROVED AS A QUALIFIED APPLICANT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.106, FLORI-
DA STATUTES; AND ACKNOWLEDGING
THE LOCAL PARTICIPATION REQUIRED
BY THE QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY
TAX REFUND PROGRAM. AND REQUEST-'
ING THAT THE LOCAL PARTICIPATION
REQUIREMENT BE WAIVED AS GULF
COUiNTY IS EXEMP" PURSUANT TOTHE
LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT EXEMPTION
OPTION OF THE QUALIFIED TARGET
INDUSTRY TAX REFUND PROGRAM: AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
BE FfT RESOLVED by. the. Board of
Count\ Commissioners of Gulf ,County,
Florinda a.s '(llow's
WHEREAS the business under consid-
ration, Florida Coast Paper Company,
LLC, is a paper: and 'allied paper products
operation which is approved as a qualified
target industry business for Gulf County;
and
WHEREAS Florida Coast Paper
Company, LLC is an existing company in
Gulf County; and
WHEREAS Florida Coast Paper
Company, LLC is located within the bound-
aries of the Net Ban Enterprise Zone in Gulf
County, EZ-2301: and
WHEREAS Florida Coast Paper
Company,. LLC is attempting to reorganize
and restructure its debt to allow for the
reopening of the Gulf County facility and
has the prospect of employing 399 individ-
uals, with an estimated annual payroll of
over $15 million; and
WHEREAS Gulf County presently has
the highest unemployment rate in the
State; and,
WHEREAS it is -understood that there
i's he ,':,mmrment local financial sup-
port for the qualified target industry tax
refund program to exist and that this local
match equals twenty percent (20',-.) of the
annual tax refund for a qualified 'target
industry business and that, pursuant to
Section 288.106(2)(k), Gulf County
requests an exemption from the local finan-
cial support as a rural county and a Rural
Economic Development Incentive (REDI)
County;
THEREFORE be it resolved by the
Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
'County, Florida that the Board hereby rec-
'ommends Florida Coast Paper Company,
LLC be certified as a qualified target indus-
try business pursuant to Section 288,106,
Florida Statutes. ':,'
,l' BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Gulf
County Florida recognizes the necessary
commiLrment il, lOC:aJ financial support for
the qualified target industry business for
Lhe qulhified target indusu'y tax refund pro-
gram and that Gulf County is a rural coun-
ty presently experiencing extremely high
u -'Iunemployment and is financially unable to
'participate in the local, financial support
and hereby requests the local financial
support requirement be waived as setL forth
b\ Section 288.106, Florida Statutes.
STHIS RESOLUTION will take effect'
-up...n Its adopu.:,n b\ vote of the Board. ,
DLIiLY ADOPTED by the Board of
, 'County 'Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida thi.s.13th,day of July, 1999. (End)
7. Right-of-Way Access Request (Ronald
Shaw Road Construction)
Members, of the Board further dis-
cussed the resolution 'adopted for Florida
Coast Paper Company, LLC. (Commissioner
Traylor stated that he does not agree with
this resolution). Commissioner Stanley also
inquired about two (2) Cape Palms invoices.
RECEIVE BIDS #9899-21/LONG
DISTANCE TELEPHONE SERVICE-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed.
bids (#9899-21) for long distance telephone
service for the Board offices, bids were
received from the following companies and
were tabled for .review by Chief
.-dminist_-ator Butler. Administrator Wells,
r,nd BE.uilding Official Harmmond Excel
Communications; GT COM
CONDEMNATION CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA/"BUY-OUT" PROPER-
TY-Chief Administrator Butler reported
That the City of Wewahitchka has con-
Sdemned- one of the structures (located at
-' 209 Canning Drive/Parcel #01920-000R)
which the County obtained through the"
'Hazard Mitigation "Buy-O'ut" Prograin, and
the Wewahitchka Fire Department is
requesting the Board's permission to burn
the structure for training purposes (the
,Counity will still own the property). After
discussion that F.E.M.A. will only relm-'
burse the County for .costs incurred for
clean-up of the properties if an outside con-
tractor is used (ifCounty crews are used for
the 'cleari-up, the County would have to
absorb the costs incurred), Commissioner
Traylor motioned to allow the Wewahitchka
Fire Department to burn this structure for,
training purposes. Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unanl-
mously. '
BEACON HILL BEACH ACCESS-
Attorney McFarland reported that Dr. &
Mrs. James B. Morris, Sr. have agreed to
give the County a 5-foot perpetual, no cost
easement across their property at Beacon
Hill to be used as public beach access, in
exchange for the County constructing a
fence across their property to keep the pub-
lic off of their property. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board accepted this offer.
LAOeRSd RA EATET


LABORERS ROAD DEPARTMENT-
Chief. Administrator .Butler reported that
another employee has quit at the Road
Department, and requested permission to
hire two laborers, instead of one. Upon
request by Assistant Road Superintendent
Knee, Commissioner Stanley motioned to
'hire Raymond Atchison and Tony Griffin,,


effective July 26. 1999 (with their seniority
to be, Atchison first, Griffin second).
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
F.R.D.A.P. GRANT APPLICATIONS-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the rules regarding F.R.D.A.P. grants have
che aged, and the County can now apply for
two grants each year. He stated that the
Board is applying for one for Beacon Hill
Park, and requested that the Board decide
If they would like to apply for a second
grant. Upon discussion that the application
window is September 1st through
September 30th, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the grants cannot be
used for acquisition.
SOLID WASTE AGREEMENT/WASTE
MANAGEMENT-Chief Administrator
Butler discussed an amended solid waste
" agreement with Waste Management (10-
year contract). After discussi6h, the Board
tabled this contract until the next regular
meeting to allow for the Attorney to review
it. ;
PLANNING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS-Chief
Administrator Butler presented the follow-
ing recommendations from the Planning &
Development Review Board meeting of June
15, 1999, for the Board's consideration:
A. Variance Request Pete Pylant (#03850-
000R): Recommendation that the Board
grant a variance to allow a storage build-
ing to encroach into the County setback
by 4.5 feet. Commissioner Peters
motioned t9 approve this recommenda-
tion, and Commissioner Yeager seconded '
the motion. Upon request by Gerald.
Salvo (adjacent property ownnerl that the
Board deny this request a- It obstructs
.his view and decreases his property
value, Russ Scholz requested (on behalf
of Mr. Pylant) that the Board table this
request until the next Board meeting to
allow Mr. Pylant to be present.
Commissioner Yeager then withdrew his
second, and Commissioner Peters with-
drew his motion. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to table this request.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
B. Final Plat Approval Palm Ridge Sub-
division: Recommendation that the
Board grant final plat approval upon the
following contingencies (1) The lot des-
ignation must be changed to parcel des-
ignation and the final plat .hall note that
parcels 12, 22, and 23 cannot recehe a
septic tank' permit from the Health
: Department until notification that the
rules have changed or a sewer system is
,, installed; and (2) certification is received
from the County Engineer that the pa\ed
roadway meets the County's require-
ments. Upon rhotion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
Stanley, and unanimous cte. the Board
approved th;s request Chairman Knox
thanked Mr. Harmon for the excellent lob
he has done with this subdivision stat-
ing that the other Board members
should go by to see It
C. Policy County "Beaches" Setback
Variance: Recommendation that the
Board adopt the following policy for sea-
ward properties In the St Joe Beach area
(to the Bay County line) to expedite the,
variance- process dealing with re-occur-
ring setback problems between the
,County's L.D.R.'s and requirements of
the Department of. Environmental
Protection. Commissioner Yeager
motioned to approve this policy, and
Commissioner Tiaylor seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion,
That the structure will not-be closer to
the road than the two (2) adjacent struc-
tures the mouon passed uranimousl!,
"BEACHES" SETBACK VARIANCE POLICY
I1. The applications pertaining to thi-. poll-
cy will require the same documentauon.
and fees as other variance requests
2. The T.A.C. will review the merits of
D.E.P. restrictions, County L.D.R. regu-
lations, and the variance setback
request. The T.A.C. will only approve a
variance that meets the following:
1. Must be located seaward of U.S.
Highway 98
2. Setback Is necessary' for develop-
ment
3. The setbacks will allow the land-
ward footprints of all structures to
be as equal or uniform as possible.
3. The intents of the L.D.R.'s will be main-
tained.
4. Any application that involves more than
D.E.P. and L.D.R. landward setback
conflicts ,will be brought before the
P.D.R.B.
5. When the TA.C. approves a variance
under this policy, it will by-pass the
P.D.R.B. and be presented to the Board
of County Commissioners for approval.
A report of all variances granted under
this policy will be presented to the
P.D.R.B. for their record and informa-
tion. (End) ..
COUNTY ECONOMIC DISTRESS-
Upon discussion, by Chief Administrator
Butler. and Diane Scholz that the County
can write a letter to the Governor regarding
the County being in economic distress (if
approved this would allow the Governor to
waive certain items-such as matching
grant funds-for the County), Commis-
sioner Yeager motioned to send a letter.of
request to Governor Bush. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, .and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Knox requested
that Chief Administrator Butler obtain and
approve the draft letter provided by Mrs.
Scholz.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that a
$300,000.00 grant will be received for the
Courthouse administration building, and
requested permission to advertise to receive
Sbids for completion of the building. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise upon
receiving written verification of the grant
award (to hold a workshop on layout prior
to bidding).
VARIANCE REQUEST PETE
PYLANT (#03850-000R)-Upon discussion
Sby Gerald Salvo that he will be out-of-town
for several weeks, Chairman Knox agreed to
postpone the Pylant variance request until
September.
GRANTS COMPUTER SOFTWARE/
SOLID WASTE-Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that the County applied
for and received a grant from the
Environmental Systems Research Institu-
tion for mapping software and training. He
also reported that the solid waste and recy-
cling grant applications have been submit-
ted for next fiscal year.
LANDFILL POLICY-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the following landfill
policy:
LANDFILL POLICY
1. Residents dump free at Gulf County
landfills.
2. Hourly employees of residents dump
free. A certification will be required.


3. Contractors and other for-profit busi-
nesses hauling debris, generated in the
course of doing business, are to be
charged.
4. Governmental agencies, not-for-profit
agencies, and the contractors working
for them will not be charged tipping
fees.
5. Contractors hauling personal residen-
tial debris, not generated in the course
of business, are not to be charged. A
certification will be required. (End)


LANDFILL WEIGHT CERTIFICA-
TIONS-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
the Solid Waste Department to charge a fee
of $4.00 for providing weight certifications
from the landfill scales.
COMMITTEE CENSUS 2000-Upon
discussion by 911 Coordinator Nelson,
Commissioner Peters motioned to appoint a
Census 2000 committee (Mr. Nelson to pre-
sent committee member recommendations
at the next meeting). Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and it-passed unani-
mously.
LEGISLATION 911 WIRELESS-911
Coordinator Nelson reported that the 911
surcharge will now be. added to all cellular
telephones registered in Gulf County, and
the funds may be used for equipment and
mapping..
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/911 '
SECRETARY-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to hire Teresa Kent
as the new. Emergency Management/911
secretary (at a rate of $8.50 per hour, effec-
tive August 9, 1999), as recommended by
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson. '
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD
DRIVE-Administrative Assistant Wibberg
reported that the American Red Cross will
hold a blood drive at the Gulf County
Courthouse on Monday, July 9th from 1:00
p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and she encouraged'
everyone to participate.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon recom-
mendation by S.H.I.P. Administrator
Williams, Commissioner Traylor motioned
to discontinue receiving applications for
down payment assistance, land acquisition
assistance, and closing costs assistance
(funds are all allocated). Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Upon inquiry, S.H.I.P.
Administrator Williams reported that reha-
bilitation' applications will be received until
- 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. on July 23rd (the drawing.
will be held on July 28th).
BUILDING CONDEMNATION PLAN-
NING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT-Building
Official Hammond requested that the Board
allow him. to have Michael Bobzien's prop-
erty surveyed, to make a determination
regarding the setback lines. Commrnisi..ir,er
Yeager motioned to approve this request,
and Commissioner Traylor seconded the'
motion. After discussion, Attorney
McFarland reported that there is no guar-
antee that the County would be able to
recoup this expense, but it will provide the
County with verification in-the condemna-
tion procedure. The motion then passed
unanimously.
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Building Official'Hammond report-
ed that over $13 million in property value
has been added to the tax roll, this fiscal
year, apd his department has generated in
excess of $134,000.00 in.permit fees.
PROPOSED CULVERT POLICY-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley,
Attorney McFarland reported that he is
currently drafting the proposed culvert pol-
icy and will present it to the Board at a
later date. Commissioner Stanley requested
that location of utility lines be added to this
policy.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/911
DEPARTMENT SEPARATION-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley regarding
the separation of duties in the Emergency
Management and 911 Departments;
Chairman Knpx stated that the depart-
.ments ,will still, be performing the same
duties, but Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson's secretary will be
under his direction and Mr. Nelson will
answ.rer to Chief Admirnintrator Butler as do
other department heads.
JOB OPENING MECHANIC-Upon,
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley about
transferring a mechanic from Mosquito
Control to the Road Department, members
of the Board discussed that two (2)
mechanics are needed at each department.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
only one applicauon .-a3 received during
the pie, ious applr.jur n period, therefore
the proce'-s need t.- be repeated.
CLEAN-UP DISTRICT I-Commit-
sioner Siare,' thanked the Mosquito
Contr:,l and Solid W\ast. Department-, l.or
the cleai-u .p p I.r'r ied in Lji.tLrict I
.VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION/NEW
COMMISSIONERS--r" nmissrjner StanleN
reported l.h-t he ha.j retrial, mplete-d the
clas.s-c needed to reim,' a volunrarJy cerU-
fication as County Con(m _ni_.sioner and he
encouraged other B.:ard members to do the
same. The Board congratulated him on this
endeavor. -
F.I.R.M./BASE FLOOD ELEVA-
TIONS-ULpon request by Commissioner
Y'eaer. Chiel .-dmir-nsrator BuUer reported.
-n hi- latei't cornverLauion with F.E.M.A.
regaridina the base Ilo.od elevauon amend-
ment., and he _tated that the '90-day
appeal i: still In lnit.... After discussion by
Attorney M CFar-l rd regarding "old"
F.E.M.A: rules, Commissioner Yeager
reported that he will hold a community
.meeung onr July-31st at 9:00 a.m.,,E.D.T.
regarding this matter.
PROPOSED ., LIGHTING ORDI-
NANCE-Commissioner Yeager discussed
the proposed lighting ordinance previously
presented to the Board, and; requested that
a committee be appointed to review and
amend the proposed- ordinance for the
Board's consideration. Upon discussion by
members of the Department of Environ-"
mriental Protection and members of the pub-
lic that the turtles will be hatching soon,
Captain Nugent stated that if they will pro-
vide him with a list of areas in which light-
ing. problems exist, the' Sheriffs
Department will contact the individuals.
The Board agreed to have a committee
review and revise the proposed ordinance
for their consideration and Mike McDonald,
of Florida Power Corporation, stated that
he will serve on the committee.
GRANT LANDFILL WORKERS-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters
regarding the grant which allowed the Solid
Waste Department to hire unemployed mill
workers at the landfill, Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that the grant period
ended on June 30th (It was not renewed).
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING-
Commissioner Peters requested that all
Constitutional Officers be notified of any
meetings to be held regarding the adminis-
tration building.
GULF COAST WORKFORCE DEVEL-
OPMENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to re-appoint Ruth
Phillips (Community-Based) and Ralph
Rish (Private Sector) to serve on the Gulf
Coast Workforce Development Board.
CELLULAR TELEPHONES-Commis-
' sloner Peters reported on an incident where
a cellular telephone, being used in the
vicinity of gasoline pumps, caused the
fumes to ignite and start a fire.
INVESTMENTS COUNTY FUNDS-


Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters
regarding letters to the Auditor General and
County Auditor Michael Tucker regarding
County investments, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the Auditor General
provided information which will be copied
and presented to the Board. After discus-
sion regarding local bank accounts,
Attorney McFarland reported that the
County has investment accounts and
depository accounts, and that the deposito-
ry accounts are handled by the Clerk (by:


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GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Florida Statute). Chief Deputy Clerk
Birmingham reported -that the County's
investment accounts are handled according
to the Board's investment policy (with
S.B.A. and F.L.G.I.T.). He also discussed
that the majority of the local bank accounts
are "wash" accounts (funds are wired from
S.B.A. in the amount needed to meet.pay-
roll, accounts payable, etc.). After further
discussion by Commissioner Peters regard-
ing Capital City Bank. he motioned that the.
Board of County Commissioners request
that all local, qualified banks have the right
and privilege to bid on all interest bearing
accounts, and Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion. Chairman Knox reported
that the he had received a letter from
Michael Tucker, C.P.A., which he feels may
be a response to the .letter written to him
regarding this matter.
The meeting did then recess at 8:58
p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 9:10 p.m.,
E.D.T. "
'After further discussion regarding
investments vs. daily banking procedures,
the motion passed 3 to 1, with Commis-
sioner Yeager voting no and Commissioner
Traylor abstaining.
ROAD ACCEPTANCE STONE MILL
CREEK-Mike Lister appeared before' the
Board to discuss that. Michael .Street'. in
Stone Mill Creek, had been extended, and
he requested that the Board accept the
extension for maintenance (the Board had
previously accepted Michael Street). Upon
discussion by Attorney McFarland, the
Board tabled this request until the next
regular meeting to allow the Road
Depariment r,:, ..he-.k the road and Attorney
lcFarland to r-.'i,, the Board's policy. .
ROAD MAINTENANCE/U.S.' HIGH-
WAY 98/PROPERTY-Marion Hough
appeared before the Board to request that
('1) the County begin "scheduled" mainte-
nance of County Road 20; (2) the County
request a "position. statement" from the
State of Florida regarding Highway 98, and
the future re-routing plans; and (3) the
County request a statement from the
Department of Environmental Protection
regarding the condition of the air, ground
and water in Gulf County. She also
requested that the Board check into public
beach access (In the St. Joe Beach area)
which has been 'used in excess of twenty,
(20) years, in reference to .the proposed
roadway by-pass in that area. -
HEALTH DEPARTMENT GRANT/
WEWAHITCHKA FACILITY-Health
Department Administrator Kent appeared
before the Board to thank them for assist-
ing in the Primary Health Care grant, and
he discussed that the Wewahitchka Health
Department renovation is now 90 days past
the completion date. After discussion
regarding the delay, Commissioner Stanley
motioned for Attorney -McFarland to pro-
ceed with this matter as set forth in the
contract with KMT, Inc. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. The Board also requested
that Building Official Hammond make a list
c. the ',ork which has not been completed,
and Chief Administrator Butler discussed
financing for this project.
BIDS (#9899-21) LONG DISTANCE
TELEPHONE SERVICE-The Board tabled
these bids until the next regular meeting,
to request additional information from the
bidders.
COUNTY PURCHASING-Chairman
Knox discussed a memo he had requested
to be sent to all County agencies, request-
ing that all purchases be made locally when
possible.
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPART-
MENT-Building Official I-imm.r, d ii-
cussed the specifications for the Health
Department renovation in Wewahitchka,
stauina that they are very detailed and
much of the items included by the architect
were specialized items.
COUNTY INVESTMENTS/BANKING-
Attorney McFarland read a letter from
Michael Tucker, C.P.A.. regarding County
investments (according to Board p a.iyI and
banking procedures.. -
BUDGET MEETING-Chairman ,Knox
reported that the Board will hold a special
budget meeting on Tuesday,.. July 20 999
at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. to begin discussing the
tentative budget for 1999-2000. a
'There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
uranilmou_, vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 9:47 p.m., E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

,PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 20, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox ; and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr.. John
Starnley Jr Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. '
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birming-
ham, Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore.,Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director 'Larry
Wells, Building Official/Assistant Planner
Michael Hammond and Sheriffs Depart-
ment Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at /
4:47 p.m., E.D.T.
TAX ABATEMENT/INCENTIVES-
Chief Administrator' Butler reported that a
special election (which must be held' after
November). to consider tax break :for busi- .
nesses would cost $7,000.00-$10,000.00,
but if the Board could place this item on
the Presidential Primary in March, if would
save the costs of holding a special election.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to proceed
with having this issue placed on the March,
2000 ballot. :
OVERTIME COUNTY DEPART-
MENTS-Upon discussion regarding the
. need for overtime to be performed during
certain times to repair equipment for use
the next day, etc., Commissioner Yeager
motioned for Chief Administrator Butler to
approve overtime work when necessary and
for Road Superintendent Lester to approve
overtime work if Chief Administrator Butler
is out of the office. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, the motion passed unani-
mously.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Yeager. and unan-
imous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
4:55 p.m., E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK.









From the Principal of

.Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. William Truby *'


"Welcome back!"
These are words that will be
heard echoing throughout the
halls and classrooms at
Wewahitchka Junior Senior High
School in the very near future.
Teachers returned for inser-
vice training on Monday, August
2nd with a county-wide meeting
at Port St. Joe High School.
CRISS training was held on
Tuesday and Wednesday at'WHS,
and preservice days are sched-
uled for August 5 to 9. The
emphasis of these activities is to
prepare our students for the rig-
ors of a demanding curriculum
and state-mandated tests.


Lightning
---from Page 2B

by strike can flow through the
water to you.
*Take shelter in a house or
building with a floor, or in a car
with the windows rolled up. Golf
carts are unsafe.
*Avoid coming into contact
, with electrical wiring and plumb-
Sing.
*In open spaces, lie down or
crouch in a ravine or valley. If no
''"ravine or valley is nearby, get in
any depression in the ground.
*In a wooded area, seek shel-
ter in a thick growth of small,
trees. No one tree is more likely to
be hit than any other.
If a person is struck by light-
ning, Lehtola said, it's important
not to assume they are dead sim-
ply because their heart has
"stopped beating or they have
stopped breathing. .
"More than 80 percent of
lightning victims survive, but it's
,important to improve a victim's
'chances by administering CPR,"
.she said, "It's tragic that most,
people don't know what to do."
More information on lightning
safety is available at http://www.
l'.ightningsafety.com/nlsiLpls. html,
the Web site of the National
Lightning Safety Institute, and
,more information on agricultural
safety is-available at http://agen.
ufLedu/~clehtola/agsaferef.htm,.
,the Web site of the Florida Agsafe
Netw ork. .,;- ., ;,: -


The students will return on
Tuesday, August 10th.
Greeting the students and
teachers will be a new team of
administrators. Dr. Bill Truby will
be taking over as principal for
Larry Mathes who retired on June
30th after 30 years at WHS. Dr.
Truby served as assistant princi-
pal last year at the school.
Previous to that position, he
was an administrator, coach, and
teacher at Bay High and Mosley
High in Bay County. He also was
a principal, teacher, and coach in
public and Christian schools in
northeastern Ohio. Dr. Truby is
beginning his 30th year in educa-
tion and Isolds advanced degrees
from Kent State University.
Terry Linton is the new assis-
tant principal at Wewahitchka
High School. Mr. Linton comes to
us from the Gulf County Adult
School where he was an- instruc-
tor and started the daytime
instructional program; he also
was the transportation coordina-
tor for the north end of the coun-
ty.
Prior to his adult school expe-
rience, he taught mathematics at
Wewahitchka High School for
nine years. Mr. Linton is a gradu-
ate of the University of Florida
receiving a bachelor's degree in
education, and of Florida State
University, receiving a master's
degree in educational leadership.
When asked to share some
insight about plans for this com-
ing school year, Dr. Truby wanted
to emphasize that following up on
Mr. Mathes' tenure is no small
feat. Therefore," the first order of
business is to make. sure that we
continue to do the good things
well.
There will, be new opportuni-
ties for the students this year in
the areas of academics and
extracurriculars. For example,
Old' and New Testament studies,
driver's education, drama and the
newspaper have been included as
classroom courses. Golf and ten-
nis are being offered as sports.
And we are trying to pull together
a chorus, especially for the holi-
days and other special occasions.
We are currently looking at
developing some programs that
invite the Involvement of our local
community. An alumni organiza-


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

631 Plantation Drive
Golf view beauty. Turn-key brick home
w/fabulous lay-out..Spacious master suite,
large manicured lot, hot tub on enclosed
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 DEAL! 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 less than 10 years old,
rewired 3 years ago, fenced. $34,500.



"212" 12th Street
Pretty lot with large workshop;
94' x 75'-a rare find in Port St.
Joe. Only $18;900.


Gulf County

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
classes will be held in the build-
ing formerly known as the Ilead
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
G.E.D. is encouraged to attend.
For further information. con-
tact Charles Fortner at 639-
9292.


ACT for College

Bound Students
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


tion is being formed; and we are
soliciting for volunteers through,
our Volunteers in Partnership ,
(VIP) program. As always, the'.
School Improvement Committee
needs parents. students, and
community members to serve.
"We have a unique opportu-
nity to provide an excellent edu-
cation for our great students in a
safe, friendly atmosphere." Dr.
Truby has stated. "'The only
things that will limit our success
are a lack of vision and the effort
to reach for a higher standard-
and these are within each of us!"


"I am looking forward to a
great year. And I am looking for-
ward with much enthusiasm to
working with some of the finest
people I know-the students,. fac-
ulty, staff, parents, and'residents
. of ea. concluded Dr. Truby.


1102 Garrison Ave.
SPACIOUS LIVING. 4 bd/3 ba w/lg. re-
'modeled kitchen w/cerdmic tile floor/back-
splash,, new countertop, large master suite,
separate family & liv. rm. plus an office. Tile
foyer, workshop, 1/3 of' attic floored,
on 1 1/2 'los ar only $1 3.500.

212 12th Street
Great looking Iungalow! Totally rerod-
eled. Hickory cabinets in kitchen, oak
floors, carpet, all new bath features. Just
move in! NEW PRICE $68,500


207 16th Street
Over 1000sf of comfortableliving 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. $82,500.


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


PROPERTY IN WEWAHITCHKA
1790 W. Highway 22
Great investment. Popular "Sportsman's One Stop" totally remodeled, licenses for on/off beer and wine, saltwater products and gaso-
line tanks (2 pumps). Price includes $25,000 of inventory! $145,000.
340 Red Bull Island Drive
Gulf County's secret. Get in on, the action. 636' of canal frontage (6 lots); 3.5 acres mol. Great fishing close to Wewahitchka.
2bd/1 bath remodeled mobile home. Your camp is waiting! $64,000.


HANNON REALTY, INC.

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

501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1450


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


Benefit Yard Sale ,


S'On Friday and Saturday,
August 13 and 14, the
Hutchinson-Poplawskl Chapter
of the American Ex-Prisoners of
War will hold a yard sale at the
Callaway Community Center,
located at 524 Beulah Street in
Callaway.
Anyone having articles that
they can donate for the sale are
requested to call J.L. or Thelma
King at 871-0535 or John
Anderson in Mexico Beach at
_,648-8533, and arrangements
can be made to pick up the
iem-s Proceeds from the sale will



GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
AUGUST 9 13, 1999
'MONDAY- NO SCHOOL.
TUESDAY-Spaghetti with Meat
Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, Apple-
sauce, and Italian Bread, or Chefs
Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Turkey Sandwich,
SFrench Fries / Lettuce / Tomato,
Peaches, and Applesauce Cake, or
Chef's Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Taco Bake, Steamed
Corn, Pineapple Cubes; and Corn-
bread, or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, and Bread Sticks/
dressing, or Chef's Salad Meal.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
.TO AVAILABILITY OF. CERTAIN ITEMS.


'I:


be used to help fund expenses to
send delegates to the national
convention in the fall. The public
is thanked in advance for: any
donations to the sale.
At the sale on August 13-14,
lunch will be served featuring
beans of all varieties, chicken
and dumplings, cakes, hot dogs,
and drinks at a nominal cost.
The public is cordially invited to
the sale.


St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
MEXICO BEACH/ST. JOE BEACH
NEW! AMERICUS AVE., Gulf View, priced to sell, 2BR/BA. $145,000.
NEWI ALABAMA AVE., 2 blocks from beach, priced to sell, 2BR/BA. $95,000.
102 SEA PINES, spacious contemporary home in Gulfaire subdivision. 4BR/2BA mod-
ern home ready for beach living. Vaulted ceiling and fireplace in living area. Bonus
space downstairs for office or playroom.. Great buy Must Seel $137,500.
GEORGIA AVE., Approx. 480'xl 358' avg depth (14.9 acres.) $340,000.
7118 CAROLINA AVE., older mobile.on 150x1,80' lot, ideal homesite. $58,000;
HWY. 386 to Lucia Ave., 2 lots approx. 100'x249'M/L. $85,000.
PORT ST. JOE
523 7th ST. 3BR/1 BA, great long term rental, priced to sell! $44,900.
1630 PALM BLVD., 4BR/2.5BA, lot size 160'x120', great bargain' at $117,000.,"
SALES ASSOCIATES MANAGER __ -
Calhy Kitchens cathyk@fla-beach.com Vickie Davis M' I
Judy Watford judyw@fla-beach.com Cape San Bias/St. Joe Beach
Maraaret Presswood maraareth@fla-beach.com vickied@Fla-beach.coa


Tommy Luster
Teri Palmer


tommyl@la-beach.com
terip@fla.-beach.com


www.fla-beach.com


IApaacha-80-6


PARKER REALTY

1 of MEXICO BEACH, INC.
"Selling Sunsets for 53 Years"

1-800-874-5073 or 850-648-5777


Cathey Parker Hobbs
REALTOR
Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
P. Box 123 Hwy..98 & 31st St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Swww.homtown.com/parker or
e-mail: parkerrealty@digitalexp.com


LISTING HIGHLIGHTS:
NEW LISTING BEACHSIIa W lon l^ A beach house on 3rd lot from.
Gulf. Has c. h/a, screened porc, clc' r nnc1 I.'TS M Mexico Beach. $199,000,00.
NICE & NEAT 2 bedroom home on beautiful landscaped corner lot. 16'x\30' screened porch, decks and
storage. Walking distance to the Beach. 260 Ponce De Leon St., St. Joe Beach, $96,000.00
AFFORDABLE GET AWAY 2 bedroom mobile home (1985) with CH&A/C, carpet, appliances, back
deck, nice storage building. Walking distance to the beach. 803 Maryland Blvd. Mexico Beach, $42,900.00.
REDUCED TO $37,500 as is owner will finance with $7,500 down at 8.5% over 10 years.
BEACH RETREAT Must see! 3 bedroom home neat as a pin & in very good condition. Nicely fur-.
nished at $77,000.00. 710 Georgia Ave., Mexico Beach., .
GULF VIEW Kent Towers Newly constructed homes with 1080 SF, 2BR/1.5BA, great room, kit/DR,
'L1(,2'car carport. Porches and decks \ith gdlf it'C\e.T6p o tthe lin ioverlap'steel roof, \in'l sidirig. Ceramic
file floors ineluding'porch, quality light lixtures, ceiling fans, all appliances. Completely furnished, equipped
and decorated. M6del' peni. 814 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. $179,000. REDUCEIDTO $149,000. '
SGULF VIEW Pre-Construction 2 new 3BR/2BA homes with 1300 SF and gulf view. 260 SF porch
built on pilings, walk-in, closets, open LR/DR/Kit, vaulted ceilings, large screened porch. Plans in office.
Selma'Avenue, St. Joe Beach. $149,900.00.
GULF VIEW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Beautiful 3 or 4 BR/2BR home with great Gulf view.
Open liv/din/kit, lauridry rm, covered porches, garage and more. Gulfair Drive. $225,000.
GULFAIRE Beautiful brick home, almost new 3 bedroom, 2 bath, family room, diningeroom, nice
kitchen, vaulted ceilings Berber carpet/tile, ceiling fans, double garage, approximately, 1660 sq. ft. 398
Gulfaire Drive, $149,900.00
CHARMING EXECUTIVE/FAMILY Home on choice lot in prestigious Gulf Aire Subd. This home
offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in over 2700 sq. ft. and many beautiful amenities. 220 Buccaneer Dr.
REDUCED TO $229,000.
GREAT PERMANENT, OR SECOND HOME .- 3B/R/2BA with approx. 1151 sq. ft., CH/A,
carpet/vinyl and more: Must see!! 58 Oak Ave. Mexico Beach. $105,000.
PERFECT RESIDENTIAL LOCATION Lg. lot 99.9'x280' in restricted neighborhood. Cozy 3 bed-
room has many possibilities. Walking distance to the Beach. 41 First St., Mexico Beach. REDUCED TO
$82,000.
.CLOSE TO.BEACH 1990 Fleetwood DW 3BR/2BA mobile home in excellent condition. Brand new
10x20 covered, carpeted front porch with attached 10x21 carport, new 8x8 storage shed, new 4-ton
CH/AC unit. Ceramic tile wood-burning fireplace, back deck, partially furnished. 608 Georgia Avenue,
Mexico Beach. $79,500. REDUCED TO $77,500.
GREAT POSSIBILITIES RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL- This commercially .zoned 4BR house
with attached office and warehouse has loads of possibilities. 110 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach. $137,500.
COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! Large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. New 24' above ground pool and
deck, fish pond, deep well & shop. $92,500. Creekwood Subd., Overstreet.
CANAL FRONT 2BR/1.5BA doublewide mobile home with fish ponds, porch, deck, 2-car carport, Ig
shed, CH/A, Recently renovated. 115 Chapel Lane, Overstreet, $50,000.
GRANDMA'S HOUSE Very near boat landing on Wetappo Creek. 2/3 bedroom, 1 bath, approximately
900 sq. ft., screened porch, storage room with laundry hook-ups. Marshall Lane off of Whitfield Road,
Overstreet. $45,000.00.
HANDYMAN'S SPECIAL 1 acre near Wetappo Creek with 1984 doublewide mobile home in need of
repair. (Some renovations have been. done or are in progress.) Has workshop, other buildings with possibili-
ties and nice pool with decking. AS IS $59,000. 200 Raven Lane off Pleasant Rest Rd., Overstreet.
GULF FRONT LOTS: all sizes are approximate
,BEACON HILL 75' oanS id deep (2 lots), $300,000 each.
MEXICO BEACH FRONT LOT 66.6' on Gulf of Mexico, 80' deep. 1303 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, Fl
$285,000.
BEACHSIDE LOTS
MEXICO BEACH 1/2 Block to IU MNDER tRACTock 6, Unit 5, 75' x 90'. $85,900.00.
LOTS
MEXICO BEACH Lot 14, Blk D, Unit 14, 100'X108' on Arizona Drive. Zoned for homes only. Water
and sewer tap paid. $20,000.
MEXICO BEACH Lot 12, Block JFJ lfCl(M5 A7 Cjrnia Street. Has septic tank and water
tap. Sewer tap is paid. $25,000.
GULFAIRE AREA Nice lot with Gulfview. Approximately 78' x 140'. $119,000.00.
BEACON HILL Lots 16, 18 & 20, Block 25. Zoned for homes or mobile homes. $25,000.
BEACON HILL Baxter's Restricted Mobile Home Park. Mobile homes must be Zone III, Exposure E to
comply. Possible owner financing.
Lot 5 (on Sunray Ct.) nice lot $28,500.
Lot 12 (on Sunray Ct.) $30,000.
OVERSTREET 2 lots on Chapel Lane approx lqH>( 300.25' each. $12,500 each.
HIGHWAY 386 .86 acre, nice location. Residential zoning. $12,800.
,SUNSHINE ACRES Highway 386, Lot 9, 3+ acres. $15,000.
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared and quiet, Great country living! 384 Pheasant, off
Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr Rd. $14,500.


Melba Finds Your Buyer!








PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1999


Nature Conservancy, State Buy Conservation Lands from St. Joe Co
..cre tivi, wiJ o11 1_ e I i_ L ..


On July 21st, The Nature
Conservancy and the State of
Florida purchased 13,275 acres
of critical conservation land in
Franklin and Liberty counties
from St. Joe Timberland
Company, Inc. on for approxi-,
mately $9.9 million, o- $743 per;
acre.
The property, which was
obtained through a sealed bid
process by the conservancy and
funded by Preservation 2000,
connects hydrologic and wildlife
corridot~ between state and fed-
eral forests.
"Once again, with the critical
assistance of .The Nature
Conservancy, we have a transac-
tion that advances the public
interest while being fully consis-
tent with the interest of St. Joe's
shareholders," said Peter S.
Rummell, chairman and CEO of,
St. Joe. "The Natuxre Conser-
vancy deserves tremendous cred-
it for its tireless dedication."
The Nature Conservancy is a
nonprofit, conservation organiza-
tion dedicated to preserving
plants, animals and, natural
communities that represent the
diversity of life on Earth by pro-
tecting the lands and waters they
need to survive. The conserv-
ancy's Florida chapter has
helped protect more that
835,000 acres since its begin-
ning in 1961.
The property crosses the
Franklin and Liberty county line
and is located within the Tate's
Hell State Forest boundaries.
Protecting this area secures a
conservation link between the
Apalachicola National Forest and
the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve.
These lands consist of
remote flatwoods and swamps,
spreading for miles from the
lower Apalachicola' to
Ochlockonee rivers and provide
critical habitat for black bear and
other wildlife that need, large
unpopulated areas. Tate's Hell
also harbors dwarf pond cypress
swamps and a geologically


unique coastal dune formation,
protecting at least 18 rare plant.
species.
"This is a critical outparcel to
the state forest and provides an
important linkage with other nat-
ural areas," said Steve Bohl with
the Florida Division of Forestry.
"We, appreciate the Department
of Environmental Protection and
The Nature Conservancy's assis-
tance in securing this significant
property."
The, Tate's Hell. State Forest
is 'also vital to the commercial
and recreational fisheries of the
Apalachicola Bay estuary, one of
the .most productive in the north-
ern hemisphere. Nutrients drain-
ing from Tate's Hell feed the East
Bay. marshes-the most produc-
tive nursery ground in the bay.
"The opportunity afforded by
St. Joe to acquire this vital tim-
berland tract contributes greatly
to -the continued protection and
health of the Apalachicola Bay,"
said The Nature Conservancy's
Florida Chapter Director Bob
Bendick.
Tate's Hell State Forest, the
#22 priority on the State of
Florida's Conservation and
Recreation Land list, now
exceeds 153,000 acres and is
managed by the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Forestry.
Pending improved timber-
land market' conditions and an
evaluation of potential new mar-
kets, St Joe has suspended the
auction process announced earli-
er. this year for its timberland,
"Market conditions have
weakened since we initiated the
timberland auction process
largely due to the mill closures,
low. pulp prices, and competition
from three million acres of tim-,
berlands offered for sale across
the region," added Rummell,
"The economic cycles of the
pulp and paper industry are well'
documented. St. Joe can and will
be a disciplined seller in this
highly cyclical marketplace," he
continued. .


Residents

Working to Better

Their Community


MuSgt. unm uranaDerry

Grandberry
Recognized
A 1973 graduate of Port St..
Joe High. School, 'CMSgt. Tim;
Grandberry, was recently hon-
ored with the 1999 Crestview
Area Chamber of 'Commerce
"Military Leader ,of ,the Year'
Award.' This aiiard represents
"the highest standards in main-
taining naUional security, 'while
promoting community pride."
Grandberry began his mili-
tary career 26 years ago and is
presently assigned to the 46'"
Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base
as Superintendent for the Wing
Commander.
Way to go Tim, we're proud of
you.


Diabetic Support

Group Meeting
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens in conjunction with the,
Gulf Pines Hospital staff will hold
a Diabetic Support Group the
last Monday of every month. This
support 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.
Anyone 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
Debbie, Sara or Jerry. Dr. Kahn
from Gulf Pines Hospital will be
the speaker at the August 30th
Support Group.


SFor All Your Office
Supply Needs. .

The Star
Publishing Co./
(850) 227-1278


The USDA Rural Develop-
ment, Forestry Division has come
to the aid of North Port St. Joe.
The community has made many
efforts to enhance' the landscap-
ing and update houslhgf'faiid.
businesses tln-the area with liWit ,
ed success.
The Forestry Division con-
tacted Diane Scholz at the Gullf
County Chamber of Commerce in
May to offer their services in Gulf
County with an urban forestry
project.
The Chamber of Commerce
worked through City Cornmis-
sioner Damon McNair to recruit a
volunteer to chair a committee of
*interested citizens. Jeanetta
Rouse has takeiin up the initiative
and has a committee of about 13
that met last Thursday at the
Washington Improvement Group
Center.
Eric Ford, State Forestry
Division,: ahd Larry Kolk, U.S.
Forestry Division, traveled from
,Tallahassee to advise the com-
mittee of what they could offer in
assistance. There are grants
within. the' Forestry Division,
technical,, planning assistance,
and some funds for plants and
material.
The committee .was very
receptive :to the offerings, but
made it clear that it is time to
take action for at least temporary
fixes. The committee welcomed
the idea of a professional planner
doing a study to correct some of
the issues that will take longer.
If you are interested in par-
ticipating In the community pro-
ject or have plants, materials or
the use of equipment that could
be used in. this project, please
call Janetta Rouse at 227-1885
or Diane Scholz at the Chamber
at 227-1223/2151.


FHP License and

Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from August 6th through
12th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-
22 near the Bay County line, and
SR-71 near Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their, efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.'
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


"We firmly believe in the
embedded value of our timber-
land assets," said Rummell.
"The auction process, which


signaled to the marketplace the
availability of these lands for the
first time' in almost half a centu-
ry, revealed a number of options


for their use that are currently
being evaluated. As demonstrat-
ed with the disposition of our
sugar holdings, discipline and


creativity will be mthe Key to
obtaining our primary objective
of extracting maximum share-I,
holder value," he concluded.


GULF COUNTS MOST TRUSTED NAME IN REAL ESTATE!




John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
2 antasy Properies, Inc. 647.-3633
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30 647-8939
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay L Toa MGraney643736
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 ZEALT, M S Joan Smithwick 647-4150"
Sales 850.648.2020 ,

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- LI

UBE CHFRONF 37S Gulf Pines Dr Gulf Pines
Subdivision. One of the finest gull tront homes in
the area gorgeous 5 bediucin. 2 bath'home with
many .iameimli'-s. icluin.n, electric stdrm shutters,
irrigation system,. LuIUomIm counter tops, 12' ceilings,
glass block 1i master bath. evtensivd decking, board-
"wallk to tIhe beach, fieplace and elevator. The nicely
landscapeJd hi. int ha .1 wrap around porch, sundeck
with sunbrella. and a screened po ch. Comes with
' cenaker refrigerator. -sto\ e dishwvasher,' satellite
,i-li mi,.d .l ni.....' i n r.t- Located on almost 1
acre. $489,900.


BEACH FRONT New Listing 8027 Hwy. 98, St.
Jue Beach. 4 t' droomni, 3 bath single lamly executive
home..Nearly new at 4 years, newly carpeted,
w.'decorator touches. Approx. 2,400 sq. ft. of living
.pace. separate air conditioning for each of three
levels. Partially furnished. $550,000. Call Marlene,


~4a


NEW LISTING Dockside To'wnliouse' -110-
'B Mi ramar Dr. Mexico Bedch: B etweenf leach
. ahd highway ON CANAL! 2 bedroom, 2.5 ba,
furnished, ch/a, PRIVATE BOAT, SLIP.
$225,000. '


NEW LISTpoc de To house 112-
C MILur X the .canal, boat lip. excel-
Sle i W on 2 bedrooms 2 1 2 baths,
ceri, l ia parking for to 0 chiiles. open
dek bcl[obm, closeJ deck Lipstaj.i ott mastle
bed room. All electric, washer .dryer hook up.
Untiurnish( f$lOs01. : ;


BEACHSIDE
Mexico Beach Location Locatiot I!! 106 D 34th St.
beachside .of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, living and dining room,
kitchen, laundry and screened porch, g eat'view!! Reduced
to $145,900, so, hurry and call Marlene at 648'5146.
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 grope-, nice landscap-,
ing, unfurnished, needs work. $150,.i000.
11-A 6
across ,nDP e N vnn, d-Pinev
dining area. -i .r r-ng. m]ir,r with i'aster bdrm., 1ba.,
kitchen dining living area uFpari lI;Bdrm I ba. down-.,
stairs, .ra 'g,,'l. aiuto door opener. Peduced to S115,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
ON THE MARKET AC& l Il' Walk Subd., 8206
Pelican Walk Lane. VeUoj 1 ba. unit in
triplex. Upstaiirs 13R has i... -, -rIKy h a, stove, dish-
washer,,.deck, shed. CGoJ pr;e :t "'2,500
342 Coronad.' l F: ..:..u 3 [ '1..' ..Tm: .rt;Ol.r approx.
2800t sf home nestled on 2 large i., I'l, i.... .I.i of 3 lev-
els. Stairs on side and out 'for.safk. m, Lot of decks. 3 BR
and 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. Grou-d il.i... u'.Ed to be antique
shop, office and storage, ch/, tm e fLot ,-4 possibilities.
Must see $15,000.
GULF AIRE
705 Gulfaire Dr. Very nice 3Br 2 Ba single level home in
like new cond'. 2100+ SF open f.i.' .i.. r, i Fl. rm., rhas-
ter BR suite ani split Br plan. N,:e.-I 'and -capEd 75'x120'
lot, privacy fenced back yard,& lg. arbor patio indoor/out-
door living. 2 car gage and loads of -.i.,i. Reduced to
$16 ,000. '
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Mexico Beach Marina located on lMexico Beach Canal 4
lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks,
3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.


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 .
freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine. Call for more
info. $53,500..
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good invest-
ment 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 hat 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. $1;0,090 Reduced to $124,900.
OVERSTREET
1426 Pleasapt Rest' Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan mobile
hoen j 1ir
,hes, !Ul lJBJte~ ~l* lA^t~try
S.ng 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-
30, ous
opportunity or secued estate or multiple home sites;
great view, and water access to the bay, only $105,000.
Gul Eltd Tred,
$25,UNER, CONTRACT
BEACON HILL
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in
an exclusive sub. covered l'y covenants and restrictions,
just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be
available. $35,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
Developers Commercial, Residential! 1.80' 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.


8245 Gulfaire Townhouse BEACHFRONT. 2 b.:d-
room, 2 1/2 ba., completely furnished t,-,wnhou'e.
Has 2 decks with pahoraric view of Gult. \ern nice-
ly furnished, also has a fireplace. Great rental.
$195,000.00. '


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SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE.
Located on the canal with: six boat slips. Price
includes the business, two canal front lots, the
building, all furnishings, .arid inventory. Call for
details. $550,000. (FC00,1) .

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 Blas
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 8, 116 ft. on the gulf approx.
295. ft. deep, total .67 acres. Everything is right on this
one, World Class Beach, dramatic high dunes, remote
site, controlled access, your neighbor is the state park,.
limited to no erosion and possible to permit for two resi-
dences. Well priced at $410,000: Call Tom.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr. LOTS 6, 7, & 8. Block A. $26,000 each.
OVERSTREET AREA
OV RLT J "ordO ,
2.02 'T
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres -Great
Potential. $70,000
HOWARD CREEK
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd., Two
adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way from
,Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed. Nicely
wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered culvert
access already in place and these are high lots. $8,000
each. Have a one acre fishing and -hunting retreat or
develop one and sell one.
WEWAHITCHKA
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot
3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x
252.63' deep approx. Beautiful'wooded lot with direct
access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located
in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or
mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your
dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 5. 1999 PAGE 7B


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





1981 Datsun pick up, runs. good, $850.
Call 647-3100. 3tc 8/5
1987 Ford Tempo. Asking $500. Call
227-9584 after 5:00 pnm.; ask for Chris.
ltp 8/5
1989 Nissan Sentra, cold air, automat-
ic- good condition. $2,500 negotiable.
Call 229-6005. l, tc 8/5
SEIZED CARS from $500: Sport, luxu-
ry. & economy cars. Trucks, 4x4's, utili-
ty & more. For current listings,:call 1-
800-311-5048 ext. 2421. Itp 8/5
1990 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4, New-tires
31xl050. new exhaust, diamond plate,
tool box and Lrim. short wheel base. 300
6-cylinder. S4.900. Call 647-8322 or
pager 914-1253 tic 7/29
Accepting Bids: 1983 Ford Pickup. Call
Citizens Federal Sa\ings 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
.29-8806. tic 7/29
-,5 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820,
fter8 p.m. tfc 8/5





1996 Sea Doo XP, 1 10 h.p.. good cond.,
,$4,500. Call 227-1155 or 647-5086
'after 6:00 p.m. Itp 8/5
'24' Sun Tracker Party Barge pontoon
boat, new topside and deck, needs
motor, $3,495. 647-8204 ite 8/5
21' Sunbird Odyssey deck boat. 2 yrs
old. Only used 7 Limes. Fiberglass tri-
pul l"l.hp Johnson,._b .il.typ. head,.
'table. live well. electronics, lots of stor-
age & seats. Easy load trailer, double
axle, and brakes. Priced to sell at
,$12,500. (850)668-3933 4tc 7/22




|3BR/2BA unfurnished house. $675 per.
month plus utilities. Call Crystal Sands
"Realty 648-4400. ltc 8/5,
2BR trailer on Pine St., St. Joe Beach.
1,0325 monthly. Call 647-8980. 2tp 8/5
Roommate Independent only. Lg. fur-
,nlshed bedroom, private bath. wvalk-in
'closet, laundry/kitchen privileges and
utiliues. 8375 a month. Send resume.
and references to: Roommate. P. 0 Box
604, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 8,55

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


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


MINI STORAGE
Ofc. 5o9 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200


Available Sooni 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/TrY 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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Spacious: 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, Ig.
fenced yard, kids and pets welcome. 1
block from beach. $650/mo. Bill'
Howard;,647-9286. tfc 7/22
Small retall/office space for rent on,
Reid Ave.. 229-2727. 'tfc 8/5
lMexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 8/5
Apartments and Homes for Rent- One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes.. and
homes for rent in M6xico 'Beach.,,
Furnished and unfurnished. Call"
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 8/5
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. .1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-,
5106.' tf.8/5


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 Mahor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nfished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more informaUon. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 8/5
UNFURNISHED
*.Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
Sehi. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2'
ba.. inside laundry: rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. t
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 8/5


[GAi~RAGEg4SALES!,


Moving Sale: ,Saturday, August 7th,
8:00 a.m. until. 503 22nd St., Port St.
Joe. Housewares, curtains, luggage,
dishes. clothing, shoes. 1 queen/I full.
comforters. All must go! I tp 8/5


- 2-Family 'Yard' Sale.-Augtist 7h-fA-orii dJ-
8:00 to 12:00. '211 Bay St.. St. Jo,-
Beach. Toys, children's clothes, shoes,
tube type queen size water bed (no
frame), misc. and Mary Kay. Rain can-
cels. ltp 8/5


Yard Sale: Sat., Aug. 7th, 354 DeSoto
St., St. Joe Beach. 8:00 noon. Itp 8/5
Large Moving Sale: Everything you can't
take with you. Great prices. Early bird
gets the best. 9:00 a.m. Thursday &
Friday. 161 4 Gulf Aire Dr. Itc 8/5


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 3/5

Office space for rent adja-
cent; to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.'
'tfc 8/5

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 wail carpeting
Laundry'facilities
S* Mini Blinds
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access _
(352) 472-3952

Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St." Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access :s
(352) 472-3952 tfc-T
tfc 8T5

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 tfcg
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Country Yard Sale Again Last Timel
Friday, August 6th. Computer w/c.d.'s.-
great cond., drapes, dishes, glassware,
flatware set. twin' size daybed w/trun-
Sdie, perfect cond. Lg. men clothes IX-
4X, western jackets 48-52, western
boots size 11-12, girls clothes 4-6,
women's clothes Ig. to 3X, flower
arrangements. Everything must go, rea-
sonable prices, must see to appreciate.
Call 639-3673. From PSJ, turii left on,
Myers Rd. then left on Gariley Rd.,.
,Wewahitchka, follow signs to last house
'on left (6954 Ganley Rd.) on back porch.
From Wewahitchka, turn right on Myers
Rd. then right on Ganley Rd. Everyone
welconmel Itc 8/5


The Gulf County School Board is
accepting applications for Aide.
Persons having applications on file'in
the School Board Offlice and wish-ng 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 Mr. .Chris Earley,
Principal. Port St. Joe High School, I90
Shark Dr.. Port St. Joe, FL 324566.
Application deadline is August 13.
1999, 10:00 AM. ET. The Gull"
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 8/5


'7 3', The. GQulf County School Board 'is
Yard Sale: Sat., Aug. 14, 9:00-until. "accepting applications for Teacher
Sunrise Bay St. 'Joseph Care Center,. (Music-Elementary/Itinerant).
220 9th'St.. Port.Sl. Joe. 2tc 8/5 Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
,Multi Family Yard Sale: Sat., Aug. 7. be considered for this position must
Clothes. toys. tools, antiques and :ots of request to have Ieuir application sub-
household Items. 9:00 a m. 12 00 p.m. mitted. Application form and job
ET. 69 First St., Mexico Beach. No early description are available at the School
sales tp 8/5 Board Office. Completed applications
should be sent to Ms. Deborah Crosby,
Estate Yard Sale: Granny Dees cher- Coordinator, Gulf County Schools, 1'50
ished Items. Must be seen to appreciate. Middle School Rd.. Port St. Joe. FL
Sele will be held Aug. 5. 6 & 7th. 210 32456. Application deadline is August
Iola St. 8:00 a.m until. House also for '12, 1999, 10:00 AM. ET. The Gulf
sale. ltc 8/5 County School Board is an equal
FRIDAY A ND SATITRDAV I opportunity employer. 2tc 8/5


Glassware Tools, Many Unique
S Items. 8 am 'ti.
212 Balboa Street, St. Joe Beach.


Laborers/Apprentices: drug- free'work-
place. Call 850-872-7873. Itc 8/5
Gulf Sands Restaurant has openings for,
2 waitress positions. Must be 18 years
or older. Apply in person, no phone
calls. Open 3:00 p.m. ET. Hwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. I, tc 8/5
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
Reservationlst/receptionlst needed at
Mexdco Beach of flce. Part time and
weekend work. Good attitude a must.
Call Thompson-RJsh Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449. tfc 8/5


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
Th.s oreo s rmost exper.er.ced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence.
Fencing end Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann 'FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
*Terrr,;e Te-rr i'.uer. I '*Restaurant Motel
SFea Cori..:. Condominium' "
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites

Q.FMAMILY OWNED
erPLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Ared
Free Estimates & Inspections

f. Tz. IXV


The Gulf County School Board Is
accepting applications for Teacher (M/J
'Social Studies w/Coaching assign-
ment). Persons having applications on
file in the School Board Ofilce and wish-
rlig to be considered for this position
must request to have their application.
submitted. Application form and job
description are available at the School
' Board Offlce. Completed applications
should be sent to Dr. William Truby.
,Princlpal. Wewahitchka High School.
754 E. River Rd.. Wewahitchka. FL'
32465. Application deadline Is August
12, 1999, 10:00 AM. ET. The Gulfl
County School Board Is an equal
(opportunity employer. 2tc 8/5
Dependable, hard-working Individual
needed flor Custodial/Maintenance
,,position at large medical/business
Office: 20+- hours per week during busi;
"ness hours. Call 227- 1276 ext. 106.
I 8/5
Cottage Cleaners/Inspector needed.
Mexico Beach area. Experience. vehicle.
work Saturdays and dependability a
must.87.00 per hour to start. Call
229-2683. tic 8/5


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


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 217-7229










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

(/ :MINI-STORAGE \



5x10 10xlO 10x20.
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
"ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
. K .. .. .: .. .


Serving Port St. Jfoe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE .CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 R0007623


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


Health Support Aide, 2 positions avail-
able. Position numbers 80022/80027,
class code 5505. pay grade 006. 10-
month positions with the School Health
Program. 35 hours per week. Positions
assigned to a Port St. Joe school health
clinic. C A experience. preferred.
Fingerprinting required. Applicants who
may: have applied for previous positions
should re-apply. Open competitive
opportunity. Salary $7.05 per hour.
Closing date 8/9/99. Submit applica-
tions to- Ann Baxter, Gulf County
Health Dept., 502 Fourth Street, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.' Itc 8/5
Dependable, hard-working Individual
needed for Custodial/Maintenance
position at large medical/business
office. 20+ hours per week during busi-
ness hours.'Call 227-1276 ext. 106.
Itc 8/5
Mature lady needed for part time cahier
at' Cape' Trading Post. Pay 86.00 per
hour. Call Tammy 227-1936. tfc 8/5
The Gulf County Sheriff's Dept. is
accepting applications for Corrections
Officer and' Dispatcher. Corrections
Officers may'contact Sgt. Farmer and
Dispatchers may contact Debbie. Ely at
the Sheriff's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 C. 0. Costin Blid..
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 227-1 115.
Application are available at the Sheriffs
Dept. ...... tfc 7/29,
Pest Control, Service Technician
xianted for local company. Will Lram
right person. Contact 648-3018 or send
resume to DTPPC, P. 0. Box 13675,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Itp 8/5
Office Help Wanted: Proficient in Word
Perfect Works. Microsoft Office. spread-
sheets. typing. accounts payable and
accounts receivable. Knowledge of con-
struction Industry a plus. but not
required Pay depends on experience.
Fax resume to (850)229-8982.
"2tc.7/29
Licensed salesperson with Florida
license needed for Crystal Sands Realty.
Inc. Call 648-4400. 2tc 7/29
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


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins andpaper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. fc 8/5

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.

(850) 229-8581


C. J.,'s ,awn,

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


I FOR RENT I GARAGE SALES I HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED]


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



Steve Brant's


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

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


S2026 Marvin Avenue
SP a J1 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

S^ Phone(850)

S-25asGExpridence-3fA 229-6859
SIfc 6/3




Michael Wood Iesidential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
.Insured License #RR0067190

K GARiY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 F LICENSE ER0010992, PAl 154218


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF POWEIL, 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


Several positions, available. Cooks 2,
waiting staff 2, dishwashers 2. Apply
in person or phone: DUNES BEACH
RESTAURANT, 3625 Cape San Bias
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 850-227-
3655 or 850-227-1819. tfe 7/8
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.






Computer: Pentium 120, 24 MB RAM,
2GBHD. :GX CD RQM. 3.5 floppy 28.8
modem, Win 98. Office 97 and much
more, includes 14' SV'GA monitor and
lazer printer. Package only S500. Call
229-2748. 'tc 8/5
Above ground; swimming pool: 18'
round, 4' deep. New pump, great cond.
229-8978 after' 5:30 p.m. 2tc 8/5
1 bedroom furnished apartment, all
utilities furnished. 229-2727. tfc 8/5
Designers deck furniture," 9' pc. set,
heavy aluminum. very good cond. Can
be sold individually also. Oak sofa with
loose cushions. very good cond.: and
more. 440 Treasure Dr.. Port St. Joe.
Off C30 between Cape' San Bias and
Indian Pass. tp 8/5,
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. fc 7/29
Fine China by Noritake, Rothschild
design. beautiful 8 (5 piece) place set-
ting with serving bowl. creamer and
sugar. Never been used. Please call after
5:00 p.m., 229-2719. ask for Tamara.
Lfc 7/29

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR -
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden, 229-
2727. tfc7/8
Storage units. $25 monthly. Call 229-
2727. Lfc 8/5

AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 8/5


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


I PETSIREALESTATEUI. REAL ESTATE I M[BILEHO ES


Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
tfc 8/5

PHOTO DlEVELOPING, available at
Barflald's, 229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. Joe (at former Photo World
Shop) tfc 8/5.
Steel Buildings, new; must sell.
30x40x12 was $10,200 now, $6,990
40x60x14 was $16,400 now $10,871
50O100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990
1-800-406-5126


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I,Robert Brannon, will not be held
responsible for any debts incurred by
anyone other than myself. 2tp 8/5


I,'Mike LeRoy am no longer responsible
for any debts incurred by anyone other
than myself. 2tp 7/22
Professional Windows unfair to home-
owner? Please call 227-1502. 4tp 7/22


Jack Russell puppy, male, 7 weeks old,
$350. Call Betty Rich 639-5343 days, or
639-5456 nights. 2tc 8/5
Pugs 3 females, AKC reg., fawn with
black mask. $350. Call 229-6664.
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. 2tc 7/29
Golden Retriever puppies, 9 weeks old,
AKC reg., 1st shots given, $250. 639-
5227 4tc 7/15
Free Kitten: call 229-8475. 2tc 8/5
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS. Beautiful
puppies, 1 male, 1 female, 4 wks old,
$350. 648-4514.


.I RA ESAEI


Mobile home lots for sale in Mexico
Beach. S19.900. owner financing. 200";
down. 10 yrs 2'.';:. over'prime. Call
648-5476. tfc'8/5


HOMES FROM $5,000: Foreclosed and' St. Joe Beach 3 'bedroom, 2 bath
repossessed, no or low, down payment. modular home. Approx. 300 ft. to
Credit trouble O.K. For current list-: beach, priced to sell. Large screen porch
ings call 1-800-331-5048 ext. 4298. with gulf view. Call Joan at 'Crystal
Itp 8/5-' Sands Realty, 648-4400. 7tc 6/17


3BR/2BA brick/stucco home on 1 1/2
lots, privacy fence,, cypress shop/play-
house, fireplace, large greatroom,,,
$120,000. Call 229-6778. tfc 7/29
Beach cottage with beach view.
2BR/ 1BA, fireplace with heatalatet;-
large 8-car garage. S75.000. Call 22 -
6778. tfc 7/29,.


For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba., .
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 8/5'


By Owner: 3BR/IBA block home -
w/vlnyl siding, Juniper Ave., near
schools. Family room, extra kitchen,, i
cent. heat/AC, carport, 40' Workshop/
sfied 12'x24' utility shed, satellite dish.,
auto sprinkler system, fenced back
yard. $75,000. Call 229-6070. 2 WANTED: lawn mowers, dead or.
St' 57/22: alive and cheap. 850-229-2727
days. tfc 8/5


Trade Key Largo house-ocean, canal, 3 ,;
bedroom. 3 bath for San Bias gulf front "
house. 305-852 5312. tfc 6/24


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TRADES and SERVICES


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. tic 8/55
Mother of 3 with dependable, loving,
care for your child. M-F; after 5:30 ET.,.
Sat: & Sun. anytime. Call 639-9377.

Smiley Detailing Shop
'CARS, BOATS TRUCKSS
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
"FAmerica's Best Selling Brand"
47/15is

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

BUDGET ELECTRIC
135 N. Kim Ave., Howard Creek
850-827-2429
ET000609 INSURED
O.ner Tim Maes ri
We do i o. ,.e II do i nghl
Graduate of Haney Tech '99 8 yrs.
experience in Gulf Co.


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


Need a little help with housekeeping?
I'll work Weekly or biweekly.
Call Michelle at 229-6561.

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


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


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Satellite Service
h.31 C 1e3rgia \eic cill a18501 -731 i
Port Sc Joie FL 32.5t Cell 18501 899 1061


Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
I Representative
I 11l Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVo (850) 229-646o0


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SERVICE.


227-5678

Freddie Capps
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648-2123.

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CARPET & CERAMIC TILE


MICHAEL KENT
ales & Installations


SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 98
MEXICO BEACH,,, FL 32410


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


,r PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
ic 5/6, Licensed and Insured e*Lic. #RR-0067199


Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & Much More!

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-211 2


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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


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

i- Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111.
Reg. Stated Communication
G'zJr l? 1st& 3rd Thursday of each
,/' nonth. 8:00 p m..Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. William F. Watson. W.M.
Bi ll Jordon, Sec.

Mary Kay Cosmetics
BETTY LEWIS, Consultant
909 10th Street, Port St. Joe
Call 850-229-4005
Consultant since 1991
12ip 6/17

TELEPHONE FAX-
COMPUTER LINES
INSTALLATION & REPAIR -
OVER 15 YRS. EXPERIENCE 6/2
COMPETITIVE RATES
Charles Brqnch
(850) 648-8632


Michael Heatherly

PAINTING

Interior & Exterior
15 years Professional
Neat & Clean
PRESSURE WASHING

(850) 229-8778


SGood Work Doesn't Cost,
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ST. JOE TREE AND
STUMP REMOVAL
Brush Chipping, Slump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue *
Ic 6/3 Port St. Joe
850-647-3405 .
Charles Tipton '


Grass Cutting-Car Washing
Pressure Washing
Call Jarrod Wester at 229-2650
(leave message)
Fair Price! FREE [Elimaled!

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S, pair Servie

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




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229-8778
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by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
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Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
,Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-5424


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SPECIALIZING-IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS -- BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 MJexiCo Beach, FL 32410

ALAN STRICKLAND ,- (850) 647-8081
Lic. #ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction



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PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL tic #CF-C057220, RG0051008, ERO011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
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12x60 older mobile home recently
redone inside. $3,000 or best offer. Call
639-3651 4tc 8/5
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.
tfc 8/5
A nice 3 bdrm., 2. ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150. lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 8/5
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 8/5
Mobile home pale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room,1 1/2 bath, 14' wide, small down
payment. great terms. HURRY! 784-
2087. tfc 8/5


Black Lab mix. last seen Aug. 2nd.
wearing red collar in Sea Shores/St Joe
Beach area. 15 vrs. old. Reward. Please
call 647-9243. I tc 8/5






NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that George Y. Core'
the holder of the fol&c,'ir,_e Tax. Ceiuflcie -Is rdled
sad cerutifice for ta.i,\ di tio be issued there.:on
The cruficale number a il year o.1f isuanc. the
'description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 149 Application No. 99-01
Year of Issuance: 1993 R.E. No. 02377-002
Description of Property
Lot 15, of Block Se-.Luor, 25 To,-Tashi 4
South. Range 10 WcL ,ol C.:.rrecue ie.plat
of Cleckley's Adaiuan to Weaahn.hka.
Unit 2 as recorded in Plat Book 2; Page 37
of the public records of Gulf County.
Florida.
Name in which assessed: Deborah McGhee
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
intog to law, the property described In such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 18th day of
August, 1999. .
Dated 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCI.ifT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUi.NTY
CASE. NO 99.4ICP
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estatef of
,JAMES R. VANDAVENDER
deceased. -
NOTICE 'OF ADMINISTRATION
TH ADMINISTRATION r,I he E;Itte of"
JAMES R VANDAVENDER decea' ,d File Number
99-41CP, i pending in -e. Circuit Cr..unri lr Gull
County. fl,rlda Probate Disi.]:.r, the addr.ris of
which is Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G.
Coiur, Sr Bid Pon SL Joe. FL 32456 Tr.e name
and address of the Pers.:.nil Repre.sentau.r and his'
S at,':.rrney are ,et i.rL-, bel...
All ireresied person, a'r required t,, I'le
WITHIN THREE' 31 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE (11 All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will. the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative 'venue or
Jurisdiction, of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publlcauon ,l"f this Notice of
SAdrnisutrauon July 2,9 1 99
,, WILLIAM J RJSH
RISH GiBSON & SCHOLZ. PA
P 0 Box 39 .
206 E: 4th Street '
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(904) 229-8211
ATrORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/S/ JAMES DAVIS VANDAVENDER
P. 0. Box 301
Euless, TX 76039
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. July 29, and August 5, 1999.


j Prudent
Vl4JY Resort Realty a
'W St. George Isla

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


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 year 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
DescriptiUon of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Commence at a concrete monument marking the
Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter 'of
Section 18, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf
County. Florida and run SOO43'07"W, 774.06 feet
to an iron bar, then S8947'25"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 N14'29'W,
(Bearing Base) aiong said 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 fron-bar and
the Point of Beginning. From said Point of
Beginning, continue N8930'31"E along said
North boundary line 208.50 feet; then leaving said
North boundary line N0029'29"W, 208.50 feet to
an iron bar; then S8930'31"W, 208.50 feet to an
Iron bar; the SOO29'29"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 saidproperty being in the Gulf County,
State of Florida.
Unless such certificateshall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00.
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
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
*4tc, July 29. and August 5. 12 and 19, 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
AMY MARIE ASHFORD
Petitioner/Wife
And e W Case No. 99-194 CA
NATHANIEL ASHFORD
Respondent/Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE


TO: NATHANIEL ASHFORD
48 Sunshine.Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action had been filed
against you and that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Thomas S. Gibson, whose address is: Rish,
Gibson & Scholz; PA.. 206 E. 4"'Street. P.O. Box
39, Port St. Joe, FL 32457, 'on or before Monday,
September 6". 1999, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court at 1000 Cecil G. Cosdn Jr
Boulevard. Port SL Joe. FL 3245F. before service
on Petitioner or Lpmediately thereafter. i/i ,:u iol'
ro do so. a defaulL may be entered aga-nst you Jor
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts
office notified of your current address. (You may file
Notice of Current Address. Florida 'Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: RULE 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires: certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and information. Failure 'to
comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: 7/30/99
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
41c. August 5.12 19.26 1999 "
Invitation to Bid
The City of Wewahltchka will accept sealed bids for
Workers Compensation Insurance. The Bids must
be marked "Sealed Bids for Workers Compen-
sation Insurance" and be submitted to The City
Clerk before 4:00 PM, August 23, 1999. The City
reserves the right to accept and/or reject any/or
all.bids and award to the bidder that is best in the
opinion of the City.
Donald J. Minchew
City Manager
2tc,.August 5.12.1999,
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant tq Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which it,will be engaged in business and in
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: RV EXPRESS.
MAILING 'ADDRESS: P.O. Box 13858, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410
OWNER (S):Hal Blackwell:
Itc, Aug. 5. 1999.

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