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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 19, 1999
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3245.6 .*.THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1999


Fitness Center Opens at
Beacon Hill Monday
Get the Details on Page 9A
Post Office Opens Page 3A
"Miss Susie" 97 Years Old
and Going Strong!
A Fascinating Lifetime-See Page 1B,
Catfish Tourney Fri.-Sat.
"Wet a Hook" on Page 9A
School News
News From All Fronts on Pages 2-3B
Football Fever See Page 1OA
Law Enforcement Activities
Cities & County on Page 8A
MBCDC To Meet Today
See Agenda on Page 10A
MLK Boulevard Community
Meeting When?-Page 6A


Sheriff I


Nabs 12


Dealers ,the


324 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax... 3 5


FCPC Shutdown 1st niversary


August 14th Marked One Year; Some Optimism Still Exists Through Reorganizational Bankruptcy
Florida Coast Paper came to a halt exactly one year .1 4th. For over a year now. many 600 laid off.workers have held on Local unions, the City of Port
Company's giant paper machines ago this past Saturday, Augu-t fof the paper mill's approximately to the hope that one day those St. Joe, Gulf County, Enterprise
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Underbrush is beginning to block the view of Florida Coast Paijr Company's mill as seen from
main entrance roadway. Laid off workers are in hopes that the'mill's future will clear up soon.


Result Of Two Month
Undercover.Operation 64 Feet Step Fo ward


Officers from the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and Port St. Joe
Police Department spent most of
Thursday afternoon (August 12th)
rounding up suspected drug deal-
ers who were targeted by another
GCSO undercover operation.
The operation which has been
ongoing for approximately two'
months, has resulted in 47
charges against 19 suspects-17.
of which have had previous drug
charges filed against them.
As the week winds down, 12
of the suspects with an accumu-
lation. of 23 charges have been
arrested. All of their charges are
for the sale of crack cocaine. Of
the 12 suspects arrested thus far,
10 of them have previous arrests
for drug charges.
Sheriff McKeithen sometimes
refers to these round-ups as,
"Catch and Release Programs"
saying, "We continue to do our job
by arresting the drug dealers and
locking them up-but it is quite
obvious our judicial system is fail-
ing,. 'because they are generally
released back onto the street to
sell more drugs. Sometimes it's
like a rotating door."
'(See NABS 12 on Page 8A)

MB Post Office
Is Relocating
The Mexico Beach Post Office
will be moving, Wednesday,
August 25th to its new location
at the corner of 5th Street and
i5th Street in Mexico Beach.
The post office window ser-
Svices will be closed on Wednes-
day, August 25th and will reopen
on Thursday, August 26th at the
new location.
Postal patrons are asked to
* pick up all of their post office box
mail, parcels and accountable
mail, by Tuesday, August 24th if
possible. The post office staff will
move all mail not picked up to
the new post office. Current post
office box numbers have not
changed.
Dennis VGeoghagan, Post-
master of the Mexico Beach Post
Office, asks that no one come by
the new post office until at least
Thursday, August 26th, as this is
a: large moving project and the
safety of the public and the
postal employees are very impor-
tant to him.
Also, he would like to remind
patrons to please remember to
use the correct zip code (32410)
on their post office box mail.
They look, forward to serving the
public at the new location.
A special thanks is .extended
to Sandy Stone and her staff for
an exceptionally great job done in
operating the emergency post
office, located on Highway 98,
while the permanent contract
was being awarded.


In Education for 1999-2000


As our future leaders start
another year of learning, the over-
whelming sentiment of principals
and staff all over Gulf County Is
that of excieement-and-normalityv.
Gulf County started school
last week with 2.382 students,
and. for the most part. they were
glad to be there.
In the wake of what can only
be referred to as a tragic year, not
only in our country but also in
our town. Gull" County students
and school staff seem to be deter-
mined to make this a smooth and
successful year. School officials
as a whole had nothing but glow-
ing reports of how untroubled the
school year started and of the
overwhelming excitement in the
air.
Port St. Joe Elementary
school is in the midst of major
structural renovations, which had
parents and staff alike worried
about starting the year. Principal
Catherine Barfield said of the first
day of school. "Everything is run-
ning along smoothly. We are doing
everything we can to make sure
construction goes forward and
kids stay safe."
Gulf County Superintendent
Jerry Kelley attributes the
school's success .n its staff pitch-
ing in to do whatever is needed to


see that everyone is safe and all is
running as normal as possible. 3
Highland View Elementary\'


students joined Port St. Joe this
year along with the majonty of the
(See FEET on Page 7A)


Cindy Belin helps students find their way during the firstday.


be turning pine trees Into paper
products.
Over that time span, workers
have experienced an emotional
roller coaster ride as they have
seen hope appear then dissipate
over and over again. They have,
'hung on by participating in state-
sponsored retraining programs,
and by taking advantage of new
educational opportunities at the,
Gulf/Franklin Center.
Other employees have left
town in search of temporary or
permanent employment in other
areas around the county. Still
another large segment of laid off'
workers have taken advantage of
new job opportunities at Gulf
Correctional Institution near
Wewahitchka.
In spite of all that has hap-"
pened, the #1 question in all cir-
cles of Gulf County continues to
be-"Will Florida Coast Paper
Company ever run again?"
As federal bankruptcy. court
appears to be In the- final days of
accepting proposals and plans to
satisfy Florida Coast Paper
.Company's filing for Chapter 1L1
reorganizational bankruptcy, a
final chapter to the ongoing
drama seems to loom near.
'Some Optimism
General Manager Ferrell Allen
has stated, "The company is
working hard toward developing
an acceptable restructuring pro-
posal to submit to the courts."


r iUIIUa, anU evenm e governorslU o
office have assisted in helping to
. put together a plan that will help
crank the idle mill. Concessions
and incentive packages are in
place to help reduce the bottom
line cost per ton as much as pos-
sible.

Laid off workers
hold on to hope that
giant paper machines
will run again.

Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate
is optimistic that those efforts will
pay off. "I think we're in a good
situation-this may be the best
opportunity we've ever had to
restart the mill's operations," he
said.
Pate noted that linerboard
prices were up. and he knew the
city has helped by lowering costs
for wastewater treatment; labor,
has done its part and the state
and county' have also provided.
incentives. "We need the mill to
start up,, make paper. and then
keep in running," he added.
FCPC May Not Be Only Player
Florida Coast Paper Company
may not be the only player as
restructuring plans are submitted
to the bankruptcy court.
:Beginning sometime in early
(See FCPC on Page 3A)


PSJ Board Votes 5-0


To Merge WWTP/WD

Estimates $154,000 in Annual Savings


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers formally adopted plans to
combine the city's wastewater
treatment plant.and water depart-
ment operations during Monday's
regular meeting.
The basic plan was agreed to
during a recent budget workshop
session. The board worked toward
holding village rates at 5.2408-
a 6.1% tax reduction because of
lower taxable property appraisals
within the city.
Y By combining the two depart-
ments, the city estimates that
$154,000 can be saved by a
reduction in manpower. The plan
would use certified operators, to
Srun both plants simultaneously
and as a dual operation. The
downside to that is the reduction
of the workforce by four employ-,
.ees.
Other cost savings are also
expected to be realized through
the joint purchase of various
treatment chemicals and labora-


ed Tax" Receipts Zoom Above Expectations

Comm. Knox Says He Believes First Year's Returns May Reach $100,000


Members of the Gulf County
Commission and Tourist Develop-
ment Committee thought they.
were being generous when they'
estimated that maybe $60,000
annually would be generated by
Gulf County's decision to institute
the "bed tax."
Tommy Knox (commission
chairman' and father of the bed
tax idea) raised a few eyebrows
Monday when he estimated that
revenues for 1999 could reach
$100,000. Knox made that state-
ment during a joint meeting of the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors,
Economic Development Commit-
tee (EDC), Tourist Development
Committee (TDC), and commis-
sioners from the county and City
of Port St. Joe.

Receipts from the Florida
Department of Revenue for "bed
tax" collected through May of this
year are already over $30,000 and
the peak summer months-June,
July and August)-are yet to be
reported.


Commissioner Tommy Knox speaks to members of the TDC, EDC, and Chamber of Commerce.


Growing Pains
Coordinating the efforts of the
Chamber of Commerce, EDC, and
TDC was the reason. Commission-
er Knox called the joint meeting of
the organization.


Currently the EDC is under
the umbrella of the Chamber, yet
the functions of the TDC and
Chamber also cross. Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Diane Scholz currently


does the vast majority of direct leg
work for Gulfs economic develop-
ment.
Knox proposed that all three
(See BED TAX on Page SA)


tory and testing costs.
The board unanimously
agreed to the change in operation.
Public Hearings For $300,000
In Park Grants
Prior to the board's regular
meeting, two public hearings were
held to get input on., two park
grant applications ($150,000
.each) for Frank Pate, Jr. Park and
Forest Park South (located
between 16th and 20th Streets).
If the grants are awarded
Frank Pate, Jr. Park would see
major renovation of the city's boat
launching facilities and basin.
Also, the kids' play area would see
improvements' and additions of
new equipment, along with a mul-
titude of other improvements to
the park complex.
Plans at Forest Park South
would be a little different. Some of
the ideas outlined by 'Bill
Kennedy, presented as sugges-
tions from the Park Grant
Committee, were:
*keep, natural setting with
family-oriented theme;
*more parking;
*benches" and tables;
*natural wood playground
equipment (similar to Under the
Oaks); and
*fish pond and arch
walkovers for kids.
The only major concern
raised during the hearing was
why the city was not pursuing
development of the new sports
complex on property near the
city's cemetery which has been
made available by the St. Joe
Company.'
Kennedy first noted that the
property was outside the city lim-
its of Port St. Joe, so the city
could not apply for grant money
until the land was possibly
annexed into Port St. Joe's city
limits. However, Gulf County
commissioners unanimously
agreed to apply for grant funds for
the project on behalf of the city.
Kennedy is pursuing the
grant application for the county.
The city and county will prob-
ably have to jointly lease the prop-
erty from St. Joe Company in
order to meet the grant criteria.
Mayor Frank Pate pointed out
that contrary to some recently
(See MERGE on Page 7A)


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When Little Kids


Become Targets

It Takes a Certain Kind of

Depravity to Zero In On Children
ANOTHER SHOOTING IN A SCHOOL type setting has unset-
tled the people of the nation and caused us to wonder. what type
individual does it take to shoot little children'?
How can a man-any man-steel himself to shoot first
graders?
If any age group in this nation was immune to the current
shooting craze, we would have thought it to be children of the age
to be in the first grade. If there is anybody who has not yet formed
a political opinion, or ,a race opinion, or an opinion which is based
on hatred, it is children of first grade age group. They should be
immune to being the target of deranged people, if anybody is..
Evidently-from what we have witnessed over the past few
days-nobody is exempt.
WHAT WOULD WE DO, IF THERE WAS to be this type vio-
lence in Port St. Joe. or even Gulf County?
What would we do if our children. our very small children.
were to be threatened in this manner?
We would want somebody's head for allowing it to happen or
for causing it to happen. We doubt very much if there is anybody
living here who could give a sensible interview or analysis of the
situation to television, radio or newspaper. if such were to happen.
We're assuming that such will never happen in our county:
that we don't have residents who would stoop so low nor harbor
such destructive feelings toward any race of our people, much less
to our children.
IT WOULD TAKE A SPECIAL BREED of person to point a gun
in anger at any child. Though we recognize that we are not entire-
ly immune to such happening here. we \ill keep a w\ary eye out
for any perpetrator in the future.
It won't be easy for anyone to do harm to any of our children
of a nature where It will be reported on the evening national news.
We hope all of our citizens are above that sort of activity, but we're
taking nothing for granted. It could conceivably happen here.
demanding that we take all reasonable precautions in the mean-
time.


Move It While We Can

CHRIS CORR, EXECUTIVE WITH Arxida Corp. assures us of
what reasonable people suspected all along: they will not even
suggest the closing of access to the beach along Highway 98. A
feeder road to service our beaches, even if Highway 98 were to be
relocated, will be necessary.
How else would people get to Arvida's/St. Joe Company's
property to view it or buy it'?
Al beachfront road \ill become even more important to the
property' ownersn.in the, future if they plin on 'developiing.t,, The
travelling public doesn't need the hassle of attempting to drive the
route as it is now located, if it is developed much beyond the level
It presently is. It is already. difficult driving under present condi-
tions. The travelling public has no business being relegated to a
traveling speed of under 45 m.p.h.
THE RELOCATION OF HIGHWAY 98 has been needed for sev-
eral years-even before we even heard of St. Joe Company and its
ambitions for developing its beach property.
For so many years we badgered the late St. Joe Paper
Company for continuing to hold on to its property. It wouldn't let
us ["us" being the general public have. or have a chance at own-
ing, any' of it. We thought we would like to see its land developed.
Now. we have the chance at purchasing it if we wish. We have
the opportunity at developing it if we wish. We have the chance at
seeing growth on the breaches whether or not we want to.
Why not do things which would aid the land owners to devel-
op the beach front in our county in a reasonable manner?
HAVE YOU DRIVEN TO DESTIN, lately? St. Joe has definite-
ly stated the development of its Gulf County beachfront property
will not be pursued in that manner. We fervently and sincerely
hope not. Highway 98's route through Destin is a madhouse! Let's
plan on moving it, while we can!


Hunker Down With K



Thanks For Notic


I need to'do a little housekeep-'
ing today I've had a covey of ques-'
tions asked about some recent sto-
ries Listen, I.do appreciate it
that so many of you are kind
. enough to inquire. It never dawned
on me that anybody except my'
Mother was actually reading these
things.
On the' Roberts"family reunion


Several people commented
that surely I didn't dnve 9(0 miles
to a reunion where i was not a
family member or, at least. related
by marriage, or a kissin' I..usin. or
something'
Folks, when I stepped through
the front door of the family life cen-
ter of the Baptist 'Church in
Raceland,' Kentucky and gazed,
overti ie fifty or-sixty,'"Rberts" that
had beaten me there--I 'was the
onhj person',in'the 'building that
wasn't in some way kin to some-
body else in that, room
A good friend pit me.rise' to
this thing. "Kes, there's' so many of


them laughing and eating and
enjo,-ing that they can't keep up
with who's who half the time."
I thought that over. A plan
beiganri rolling around in my noggin.
it didn t seem lair for them to be
hogging ;all the fun Our family has
sorta slo'.Aed down ,on reunions
ever since Jo Blair ate all three
chickens, both sweet potato souf-
fles, Aunt Jane's pot roast, the
seven bean salad ... if I could just
find Raceland, Ky .-. "Tell me
again about the length of the food
table .. '.. .
It wasn't all that hard. If I was
standing beside. ,a rather: ,stout
Roberts,;'I' threw a couple of


eS by Kesley Colbert



ing
marshmallows in my mouth and;
pouched my belly out as far as,' '
could. If I got up next to a skinny
one. I sucked my physique up just
as tight as I could and tried to give
em my best hollowed eye look .
the tnck was to blend in. Learnr-a
couple of names and "throw *em
around" like ya'll all grew ,up
together.
This family was so open and
honest and lovable ,, it was a
piece of cake! Literally!
I got a note from- Bryan
Roberts a couple of' weeks after I
got back thanking me for coming;
He signed it Your Uncle Bryan.
I'm In!
And I'm taking, Jo Blair with
me.next year .
On running with Hank .
Have I even written a story
about that dog yet? I can't reimerm-
ber. But lots of folks are worried
that I'm running him too hard in
the summer heat. What about me!
You all say that I need to "take it
easy" on Hank. You think it's n.ot
just as hot on ole Kes? No one tells
me to slow down. ,No one runs out
in their front yard with the w'afer
hose and offers to cool me off.
I tell you why I take the dog. I
figure if he. falls out, from heat
exhaustion-I'll know to stop.
But don't worry about ,that
ever happening! When he gets
tired .... he quits. I have to circle
the block and pick him back up.
He knows every- sprinkler in town.
And every other day (when it's his
turn to lead) he finds 'em. 'If h6e
doesn't want to run on a particular
day, he tells me. if I don't want .to
run on a particular day--that
crazy thing will coihe,and get nie
with my best running shoe in 'his
mouth...
I.haven't figured out over the
last couple of years exactly wha.ais
leading who ...
On the friendly family vacation
inn .
This one kinda amazes me.
There are a couple of you out there
that think 1 exaggerated on the
number of -people who have vaca-
tioned/rimoved in.,'took -over or
house this sumnir. Folks, tfihyi
the most straight-up story Ih Ae
ever written. We had a family
reunion. We just didn't have it all
on one day at a neutral site. It was
like the D-day invasion they
came in waves.
Here could be the tip off-'ye,
just. recently replaced our dish-
washer and washingg machine. I
asked Johnny Mize if he -could fix
either one. He laughed.
Our: wonderful neighborss pre-
tended to ignore the comings 'and
goings and shouts and
wrestling matches 'and tractor
pulls and grocery trucks .. They
did, however, try. to .work out some
fee arrangements on the overflow
parking.
rv Everyone I,listed was real and
.. alive, and here. Truth is; I left sev-
eral out of the story. lo way on
(See.KESLEY 014 PAGE 3)


The Post Office Hasn't


IF HENRY DRAKE was still;
here, that dead pin. tfree-, at the
rear corner of the new' pqstioffice
building wouldn't be there.
It'wouldn't dare!,' -"
.It would just fold up and
s. shrink away. But, as it is,- the
-postal department is going to
...have to find somebody to take it
down and dispose of it. ....
The post office for Port St. Joe
has moved for the third time in at
'least 76 years I don't know
I- how much, longer the first move
-.:.was. I'm not that much of a histo-
rian of the town.
I know of the history of the
-service since its location in the
old Masonic Building on Reid
Avenue. I think the late C. G.
Costin told me he had the build-
:- ing constructed to put the office
'in, moving it from their store on.
*Highway 98.
.Anyhow, I know the Masons
owned the first permanent, brick
building the post office was locat-


S" ETAOIN SHRDLU


. ... by Wesley Ramsey f


ed in on Reid Avenue.

HENRY DRAKE was the pIost-
master and worked' the office
along with his wife and Mrs.
Verna Smith. After the 'war, Joh'n
T. Simpson, Wilbur Smith,, and
Ferrell Allen were employed by-
the office. John Simpson was a
long-time scoutmaster here in
Port St. Joe, and took the Boy
Scouts on trips to the national
Jamboree every time they held
one. They went to such exotic
places as Valley Forge, Pa., and
various other locations.
Simpson. led the scouts inrr
producing a Boy Scout Circus


every year in order to raise funds
for their trips. One year. they
even took their circus on the road
to Bainbridge, Ga.
Allen was the father of Ferrell
Allen, Jr., present manager of the
idle Florida Coast Paper Company
mill. "

. IN THE 50s, thee Drakes
retired and the office was headed
up with the first female postmas-
ter the city has-ever had. During
the presidency of Ike Eisefnhower,
it came time to, appoint', a
Republican postmaster.
There were. fewer than 100
Republicans in all of Gulf County.


actly Been A Nomi

Pearl 'Brown happened to be one Center, all at the same time.
of them. She was the wife .ol
l-lerbert'Brown. who was Qfianager
of the Southeastern Pipeline THE POST OFFICE remained
Company pumping station which at its Highway 98 location for
was located here. more than 30 years..
"Miss Pearl" had a mind f Costin continued as postmas-
her own and made several, ter for several years, but decided
changes in the post office. The he would retire about the time the
men who worked there just postal serviie began to "privatize"
seemed to 'tolerate' her'as their its operations, weaning itself
post stress. away*from being just another arm
When Ike :eft office,so did of.the federal government.;
Pearl Brown! ,/ After a few years of sort ,of a
The late Chauncey Costin revolving door parade of. various
became the postmaster and in postmasters [including a short. ,
just a few years, presided over its stint by Port St. Joe's, second ...
first major move to a new location experiment with a female post-
on Highway 98,. into. new, and master], the present postmaster,
commodious .,accommodations Dennis Geoghagan, came on the
built and leased to the depart- scene.
ment by George Tapper. who After the.-"Henry -Drake age",
rearranged the facade of Port .St.., the "Pearl Br6wn age", anid the
Joe, with his- purchase of 'the "Chauncey Costin age", we didn't
block on which the building sat. know how.-to .accept this young
Tapper built the post" office ,.'whipper-snapper the postal ser- -
building, 'the present., Marina vice had sert here to -take over
Grocery 'and Pate's Service our outlet.'


Dennis proved himself in just
a.shoit wfile, and we al began to.
realize there was more to 'this
young man than his eternal ebul-
lience! The man knew his postal
service!

DENNIS PRESIDED over
such changes as home delivery
for everyone in town and even;
personally, installed delivery
boxes in front of many homes. He
insisted on and received, num-
bering of all houses and build-
ings, renaming of all unnamed
and double named streets. a
'." 'i'ennis presided over what
has "p'bssibly been the most
changes the "'service has ever
adopted in a shod while, making
the service operate more accu-
rately and efficiently..
The biggest, change Dennis
,presided over was the .move to the
new office location to its present
home.
.Congratulations, U".'S. Postal
Service. .. and Dennis!'


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


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.Da, St. Joseph Bay
Date: Time Ht. Ti,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1999


Bobby Bolden trades in his old postal box key for a new one.


Developer Shows Interest

In PSJ Entertainment Park


Could a major entertainment
park be coming to Port St. Joe?
This was the question that
was supposed to be asked in the
headline of a press release from
Mike Cotton and Paul Ringen-
berger of Florida Events
International.
Cotton and Ringenberger
were on track to begin pitching a
"'Spirit of St. Joe Park". Florida
Events International would like to
locate the festival/entertainment
park on the waterfront of St.,
Joseph Bay.
"The beauty of the bay sets


Kesley

(From Page 2)
earth I could remember all those
names! Uncle Bryan could have
been here for. all I know .
On going back to school...
Yeah, it was distasteful.
Auigust is my least favorite month
for just for that reason. Several of
you. were kind enough to point out
the importance of a good education
... .,and that I shouldn't make light
of. it. Listen, I wasn't throwing off
.on it. I have received, and given,
the need to -,get ahead make -
something out -. of yourself -
stay in school speech. I thought
I.'made it perfectly clear that I
attended most every class ...
But given my druthers .I'd
just as soon a' been running loose
in the back forty.
On my older brother....
For the umpteenth time. Leon
ip also,:eal. Every single word I've
.e'yer.reIJped to you about him is
tq. I'm trying now to get him to
come for a spell so you can see for
yourself. I thought we'd have a lit-
fle get acquainted party.
4 He can tell you in person
about jumping off the bridge,
hooking the cable to the top of the
water tower, borrowing the red
light off Chief Aaron Pinsoi's car,
riding that big Harley through the
plate glass window of Abernathy's
Hardware..
He said he'd be right down ...
.' just as soon, as Elvis hangs up .

Thanks Again For Asking,
Kes
'-T: '-i'


the tone for the park. We antici-
pate producing family-oriented
music concerts, theater produc-
tions, sporting events, as well as
festivals and special events,"
Cotton explained in the release.
The company has discussed
plans for the park that include a
tropical garden, olympic-sized
pool, boardwalk, and state-of-the-
art amphitheater.
Florida Events International
was seeking a letter of support
from the Gulf County Economic
Development Committee (EDC)
during its regular meeting
Monday afternoon. Things didn't
work quite that way though.
EDC members decided to
table the issue until a future
meeting, based on recent publici-
ty surrounding the company that
appeared in an area daily paper.
That publicity revolved
around several statements Cotton
was quoted as saying concerning
Florida Coast Paper Company and
its future. In a letter to the EDC
and Chamber of Commerce,
Cotton states, "We are appalled at
the story and the comments
attributed to our company."
During a telephone interview
with Cotton Monday, he said,
"The opening or closing of Florida
Coast Paper Company has no,
impact on our plans.
"Nor has the company ever
had any thoughts of locating on
property currently. owned and
occupied by Florida Coast Paper
Company... Any statement cred-
ited to me otherwise would have
been reported out of context," he
added.
; The future -plans for the,
:Spurit of St. Joe Park" are now in
question as the company deals
with this negative publicity during
the early planning phase for the
park.
Cotton also emphasized that
his venture would require the
support of the community in
order to succeed. The park opera-,
tions would create only eight to
10. full-time employee positions,
but the "trickle down effect" on
jobs could be quite: enormous.
; Gulf County's Economic
Development Committee will
probably reconsider the letter of
support for the entertainment
group during a future meeting.


It's In


The Mail!
Port St. Joe's post office has
moved. After spending most of
this past weekend moving all the
various postal equipment and
supplies, the office opened for
business as usual Monday morn-
ing, August 16th, at its new loca-
tion on the comer of Garrison
Avenue and Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Boulevard.
It certainly was not business
as usual on Monday, as approxi-
mately 700 postal box holders
brought in their old keys to
exchange for new keys to their
new postal lock boxes.
Postmaster Dennis Geogha-
gan said every effort has been
made to ensure that all box hold-
ers have retained the same post.
office box number they held prior
to the move.
Another 100 keys had been
exchanged by midday Tuesday. In
all, approximately 1,200 postal
boxes are being rented at the Port
St. Joe facility.
Postal workers said the tran-
sition has' gone very smoothly
thus far, and are expecting things
to be back to normal within the
next few days.


Bed Tax

(From Page 1)

groups combine their efforts
under one office complex (he sug-
gested at the new Gulf County
administration building) and that
another person be hired to share
some of the duties.
After considerable discussion
on the idea, it did appear that all
groups seemed to support the
premise of the proposal. The two
major areas of concern seemed to
be who would be the administra-
tor within the office, and the pros
and cons of being located at the
courthouse complex versus being
separated.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
suggested a committee consisting
of two members each from the
TDC, EDC and Chamber work out
a plan for bringing the three orga-
nizations together. All groups
were in support of the idea and
the committee will be named in
the near future..

Boyd's Staff
PSJ Office Hours
A member of U.S. Rep. Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Friday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County
will have the opportunity to dis-
cuss in person issues which con-
cern them.
A representative of Rep.
Boyd's staff will be at the Gulf
County Courthouse in the down-
stair conference room from .900
to 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday,
August 20th.


The new post office was the place to be Monday as a constant mill worker stated recently, "We
flow of customers introduced themselves to the new facility. Just want an answer so we can
get on with our lives," Hopefully,
that answer will be forthcoming
FC PC Frnm PIrcaeo 1 sometime this month.


August. the process opened up
somewhat. It now appears that at
least one company other than
Florida Coast Paper Company will
be offering restructuring plans lor
consideration.


FCPC is no longer the only
player as bankruptcy court
judge receives plans.


Other paper manufacturers,
private businesses, corporation's.
or even the mill's bond holders
themselves could submit plans to
the bankruptcy court anytime
between now and the September
20th deadline.
Even though the bankruptcy
judge has extended the time
frame for submitting restructur-
ing plans under Chapter 11 bank-
ruptcy twice (in July and August),
all indications seem to be that the
courts are getting real close to
considering and evaluating
restructuring plans form
whomever they might be made by.
One of the greatest concerns
for any company interested in
restarting the mill is probably
how much it will cost to restart
the plant. Florida Coast Paper
Company officials have estimated
it will cost approximately $40 mil-,
lion dollars to put the paper
machines back online and remar-
ket the product.
Nothing's Changed; Still Need
Answers
The final paragraph of an
article in the July 8th edition of
The Star stated-As one laid off


Many of the former FCPC
workers still await answers as the
uneniplovyment rate in the coun-
ty-though it has fallen from near
21-22% at its peak to its gauging
of 12-13% presently-appears to
be improving.
However, what is not appar-
ent to those outside of the issue is
that the 9-10% statistical
decrease is due to many changing'
circumstances of the laid off mill
personnel.
Surely, some have been fortu-
nate to land job opportunities,
though most of them have been
forced to uproot and relocate their
families to do so.
A large number have chosen
the immediate offering of perma-
nent full-time employment within
the ever-growing prison system
with assistance from the Gulf/
Franklin Center.
These circumstances, cou-
pled with the fact that many
workers have exhausted their ini-
tial claims to unemployment ben-
efits, and are not reflected in
current state percentages,
accounts for the drop in the fig-
ures;


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Final Plans
Mr. and Mrs. Don Kosin
announce the final wedding
plans for their daughter, Beth, to
Matt Roberson. Matt is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Roberson.
The couple will be united in
marriage at 6:00 p.m. on August
21, in the sanctuary of the First
United Methodist Church. All
friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to attend this joy-
ous occasion. The reception will
be held at 7:15 p.m. at the Stiles
Brown Senior Community


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 f
state 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 oft
all ages including adults. For details:
phone 648-4041.
6tp,7/29


Tea Fetes Bride-Elect


Heather Ann Burns, bride-
elect of Richard Phillip Nedley,
was honored with a bridal tea,
Saturday afternoon. July 1 7. at
the Stiles Brown Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe.
Pictured above. from left to
right, are the mother of the
groom-elect. Charlotte Nedley. v
honoree, Heather Ann Burns; ,
and mother of the bnde-elect.
Mary Kay Burns.;
The bridal boot ,.vas attend-


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Kaleb Shiver
First Birthday
Kaleb Shiver celebrated his
first birthday on Saturday, Julyf ;i -
31st.
Kaleb is the son of Glynn and v
Pam Shiver of Port St. Joe, and
the brother of Chad and Jay
Shiver.


ostesses for the occasion
were Janie Adkison, Dorothy
Barlow. Sandra Cannon, Carol : Butts Share
Faison, Jo Land, Donna Maxwell,
Janis Tankersley, Denise'
Williams and Fay Wood. of M marriage


The family of HI-enry and Lena
Butts would like to invite you to
share in the couple's 70th wed-
ding anniversary on Sunday.
August 22nd. The morning'
church service at Oak Grove
Assembly of God will honor their.
dedication to one another and
God.
Following the service, at
approximately 1 p.m. (ET), all the
Butts' family members and
friends are warmly invited to join
them in the Family Life Center of
Long Avenue Baptist Church at a
pot luck- style luncheon. All those
who join the celebration are asked
to bring a covered dish.
Sharing in this special event
w\ll mean so much to "Papa" and
Lena, .a's well as their family.
Please, no gifts; your presence will
be a blessing.


From left, Devin Tanner and Caden Jacob Weeks

Twice The Joy


Jimmy and Sabrina Weeks,of


Mr. and Mrs. John Stephens

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* Sixty years of marriage and
the commitment is still there for
Julia and John Stephens who
now reside at Sunrise for Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. "We are just
happy and feel truly blessed that
we can be together no matter
where we are or what the cir-
cumstances are," says John.
The staff celebrated with the
Stephens in their room with flow-
ers and an assortment of cakes.


Hill Air Force Base in Utah, for-
merly of Wewahitchka, would like
to announce the birth of their
twins, Devin Tanner and Caden
Jacob Weeks, on July 12th.
The maternal grandparents
are Bob and Bettie McDonald of
Wewahitchka. The paternal
grandparents are the late John
and Lois Weeks of Wewahitchka.


Maige-White
Final Plans
Final wedding plans for the
marriage of Dana Ann Maige and
Stephen Mack White have been
announced by their parents. The
ceremony will be held Saturday,
August 21 at 2:00 p.m., ET in St.
James Episcopal Church in Port
St. Joe.
A reception will follow imme-
diately in the parish hall.
All family and I'riend.s ;are
invited to attend.


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NSCS Inducts
Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson of Port St.
Joe has accepted membership in
The National Society of Collegiate
Scholars and will be honored
during a campus ceremony this
fall.at the University of Florida.
The National Society of,
Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a
highly selective, national, non-
profit honors organization.
Founded in 1994, NSCS recog-
nizes first and second year
undergraduate students who
excel academically.
The society was established
on the principle that with schol-
arship comes a responsibility to
develop leadership and a duty to
perform service.
"NSCS provides the opportu-
nity for students like Emily to be
recognized for their outstanding
academic accomplishments early
in their college experience", said
Steve Loflin, NSCS Executive
Director. "Emily will also have
the opportunity to join other high
achieving college students in
developing leadership skills and
a sense of civic responsibility."
Loflin added.


Pleeeease
Give Us A Home!
The St. Joseph Humane
Society has dozens of animals
just like this little guy who needs
a good, loving home.
Pets not only need owners
who will love and take care of
them but they also contribute a
great deal to the home with their
loyalty, love, and warmth.
The following are the animals
the Humane Society has to offer:
21 puppies, lab mix, bulldog mix
and chow mix, two full-blooded
white English male puppies, one


MLK Blvd Beautification Project Meeting


There will be a special meet-
ing held on Monday, August 23rd,
beginning at 6:00 p.m. regarding
the Martin Luther King Beauti-i
fication Project to which all resi_-
dents of North Port St. Joe are
invited. The meeting will be held:
upon the bleachers on the corner
lot of Avenue C and Martin Luther,
King Boulevard.
"Since our last meeting,:
which was very informative. li
have been working closely within
Mrs. Diane Scholz of the Chamber,
of Commerce and Eric Ford of the.
forestry service. We are trmng to'
prepare an urban and community
forestry grant which will provide'
us with the materials or funds,
needed to successfully complete:
this project," said Jenatta Rouse.:'
Because of the late date the
application was received, and the'
organizers' unfamiliarity with all,

already neutered, seven months
old, one full-blooded female,
sable colored Chow, one full-
blooded sable colored male cock-
er spaniel, 16 large dogs of all
colors and three female cats with
14 kittens.


the aspects of writing a grant of
this magnitude, the group is now
faced with a deadline that they
may or may not meet.
The purpose of the upcoming
meeting is to let everyone know
how far they have progressed in
the grant process, and to find out
exactly what the community's
wishes are. This initial part of the
,process is centered totally around
L the residents of North Port St. Joe
and their vision.
I can't even begin, to stress
how important it is that you are
Contractors!
Residential and general con-
itractors who are now participat-
i 'ing and those who desire to par-
ticipate in the State Housing
Initiatives Partnership ("S.H.I.P.")
rehabilitation program are invited
to attend a briefing on Thursday,
August 26th, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
The briefing will be held at the'
Gulf County Courthouse in the
1 commission meeting room.,
Questions should be directed to
Bo Williams, "S.H .P." Adminis-
trator at 229-6,125..


present at this meeting. I really do
hope to see you there!" said' Ms.
Rouse.
Notice to Blind or
Visually Impaired
Mary B. Hooks, Secretary of
the Department of Labor and
Employment Security, an-


nounced the Division of Blind
Services availability of awards
from the gifts and donations
funds. The purpose of these
awards is to provide assistance
and/or funding to entities with
an interest in serving Floridians
who are blind or visually
impaired.
The application deadline,
October 1, at the Division of
Blind Services, located at 2551
Executive Center Drive West 200
Lafayette Building Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2950.


Dr. Max Fleming
130 Second Street
Wewahitchka, Fl
Phone No. 639-5422


Announces his return to the practice of
dentistry on August 17. The office is
now open for scheduling appointments.;
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Who Cooks the "Best" Gumbo?


Special Events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. wants to know who
cooks the BEST gumbo!
On Saturday, August 28,
between the hours of 1:00 p.m.
and 5:00 p.m. CT, a fierce com-
petition of culinary skills will
determine who's who in the
gumbo cooking arena.


To add an incentive to the
proposition, a 8250 cash prize
will be forthcoming to the winner,
no entry fee will be charged and a
panel of out of town judges will
determine which pot of gumbo
excels In taste.
Entrants will be required to
produce three or more gallons of


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also be responsible for bringing
containers and heating devices to
warm their products. The com-
mittee will provide tables, elec-
tricity (please specify if needed).
bowls, napkins, and utensils for
consumption and the location &
crowd, (Canal Park in conjunc-
tion with MBARA Kinlgfish
Tournament Weigh in).
Gumbo from the Cookoff will
be sold by the bowl to raise
money for a fireworks presenta-
tion for the December 31st
Mexico Beach Millennium
Celebration. Those wishing to
participate may pick up an appli-
cation at the Mexico Beach CDC
Office or call 648-8196.

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Hometown
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Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka,
The supper will consist of
catfish, hush puppies, bake
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Feet from Page 1


Highland View staff. Barfield says
everyone has folded in nicely
together, and all is going well.
New teachers joining the staff
this year are fifth grade teacher
Nancy Stonebraker, third grade
teacher Joe Clements, and two
kindergarten teachers Ruth
Cummings and Kim Downs.
Sharon Watson will take over a
new role as specialist in the com-
puter lab.
: Carolyn Rish, Port St. Joe
IMiddle School principal, said, "We
:had a very smooth opening day."
The middle school started
:this year with 342 students, an
'increase from the end of school
-last year. "We are very satisfied
.with enrollment and encouraged
.that families are finding a way to
:stay in this area," Rish added.
Three new staff members
joined the middle school this year.
,Paula Oakes is teaching ESE:
'Patricia Moye is teaching science;
and Liz Howell is joining forces
with Judy Williams to teach
S.M.A.R.T. "Students Making A
.Remarkable Transition" is a new
',class which is designed to help
students who have trouble
adjusting, or who may have been
retained in the past and need
extra help. The class is limited to
"15 students.
Intensive language arts and
I basic skills classes are also
offered this year to help students
bring up Flonda Writes and FCAT
scores.
Port St. Joe High School
opened its doors to 361 students.
Principal Chris Earley said,
"Everything went wonderful. It
was a good. day." Earley thanks
the guidance office for the pol-
ished 'start because schedules
were out early and many
drop/add changes were done
prior to the first day of school.
Jo Earley stressed that Port St.
,: Joe High is dedicated to total
emphasis on academics this year.
Tenth graders are offered Applied


Communications/Integrated
Math to help them prepare for the
FCAT test.
Earley is also proud that the
school will be forming a Safety
Committee consisting of parents,
students, teachers, and support
staff. This committee will meet at
least once a quarter.
New faces on staff this year
are Kathy Thomas, who is an ESE
aide, and Scott Lamberson, who
has joined the science depart-
ment.
Dr. Bill Truby, newly assigned
as principal at Wewahitchka High
School, described their first day
as, "...excellent, great, marvelous,
stupendous." When informed that
officials of the other schools had
basically the same response,
Truby replied, "Gulf County
schools are off to a great start and
Wewahitchka High School is no
exception."
Along with the 400 students
starting school at WHSthis year,
Truby added that the teachers are
excited about getting.off to a good
start, and are coming up with cre-
ative ways to keep kids Interested
in learning.
Wewahitchka High School
has added a golf team, piano and
drama to its fine arts program,
and a school newspaper. They
have also renewed the chorus:
program and are starting an
alumni association.
Wewahitchka Elementary
School principal Clayton Wooten
said of the new year, "We've had a
great start-a better than great
start." Which is a great compli-
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has taken a new post as specialist
in the computer lab.
Several changes to class
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about the new beginning.
Faith Christian School princi-
pal Rev. Bill Taylor, said, "We had
an opening ceremony at the flag
pole with the pledge and a prayer.
Things are well. It has been a very
smooth first day."
Although down in number
from last year, no doubt affected
by the economy, Faith Christian
started school with 88 students in
K-2 through eighth grade.
New assistant, Dee Horton,


has joined the staff this year
along with the return of Mazie
Stone and Brenda Robershaw.
To sum up the' feeling
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Shown above at Linda's going-away party are (1 to r) Judi Rinehart,
Seaborn Howell, Linda Gilmore, Alisa Parker,. and Sarah Franklin.

Gilmore Receives Promotion


Jacob Nathaniel Huft
It's A Boy!
John and Rachel Huft are
the proud new parents of a beau-
uful baby boy. Jacob Nathaniel
was born on July 7th at 2:41
p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical
Center. He weighed eight
pounds; one ounce and was 21
Inches long .
Jacob's proud grandparents'
aie the Reverend and Mrs. Jerry
Huft of Port St. Joe, and Vinnie
Lane of St. Joe Beach.


Jeremy R. Ard, Jr.


Merge

(From Page 1)
published reports, the St. Joe-
Company has given some faor-
able input about annexing certain
areas. He hopes that by next
year's grant cycle. the property ,.
might be annexed within the city
and maybe both the city and
county could apply for even more ,-
grant funds for the'project.
Kennedy estimated it will take
approximately 60 acres of land
and $400,000 to $600,000 to
complete the sports complex pro-
ject. Thus far the city only has 30
acres that the St. Joe Company
has agreed to lease tq them for the
i project.
Reduced Rates Extended For
Ward Ridge
City commissioners gave resi-
dents of Ward Ridge some relief
from next month's deadline to
,;sign up for sewer service at the
reduced rate.
Commissioner David Horton
suggested the board grant the
extension, since many of the area
residents are directly Impacted by
the current shutdown of the mill
and need the extra time.
Mayor Frank Pate told the
board he understands that an
answer on the mill's future should
be coming within the next 30 to i
40 days. He also suggested that
the reduced rate sign-up be
extended until April 1, 2000.
The board unanimously
agreed to extend the sign-up
dates. It costs a total of $500 per
lot and $400 for sewer tap fees at
.the reduced rate.
: In Other Business
*Set a public hearing to
review several changes to the
city's comprehensive plan for 5:30
on Tuesday, September 7th.
Named the city's new
Downtown Redevelopment Agen-
cy.
*Agreed to a motion by com-
missioner Jerry Barnes to require
that- people serving on city-named
committees own property within
or live In the city.
'Decided to Investigate apply-
ing for a $600,000 Economic
Development grant for use on
First Street from Highway 98 to
St. Joseph Bay. This grant would
be. based on new jobs generated
by the building of Port City
Shopping Center at the corner of
Highway 98 and First Street.


Ricardo Gainer

Ricardo Turns Seven
Ricaido Gainer will be cele-
brating his seventh birthday on
August 19.
Ricardo will be celebrating,
with family and friends with a
party on Saturday. August 21 at
his grandmother's house located
at 112 N. Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe.
Ricardo is the son of Niyorka
Turner and Johnny Gainer. He is
,the grandson of V\Iiar Walker
and Arthur Walker. and Janice
Gainer. He is the great-grandson
of Coretha Turner and Charlie
Turner, and Bill and Marion
(Beck) McNair.

J.J. Turned One
Pam and Jeremy Ard 'would
like to announce J.J. Ards first
birthday. J.J. turned one July
21st, and celebrated it on the
24th with a "Bear in the Big Blue
House" party.-
Jeremy celebrated his birth-
day with many family and, friends
including his special guest and
and favorite play pal, Heather
Brant. .
Jeremy R. Ard, Jr. is the
grandchild of Joe and Dianne
Watkins and Donna Ard of Port
St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs Ricky
Ard of Panama City. Great-
grand-parents are Charles and
Wynell Posey and Trudy Pate of
,Port St. Joe. and great great
.an'Upa Fred Ward' ofl Pert-St.
Joe.


Linda Gilmore, long-time lead
officer coordinator at the Florida
Department of Corrections Prdba-
'tion and Parole Services 'in Port
St. Joe,' has 'been promoted for her
exceptional work.
. Ms. Gilmore will be relocating
to the state's main' office Iof the,
Department of CorrecLins in Key
West There. she will work in com-
munity control, furthering her
contribution to law enforcement
as one of only eight lead officer
coordinators in the state.
Rellecting on the 10 years she
has been %\ith the Port St. Joe
office, her friends and co-workers
.agree: that although Ms. Gilmore

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truly been a remarkable influence
on each one of them and the com-
munity.
Her final day working in Gulf
County was last Friday, where she
was treated with a going-away
party.


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The 'Gulf County Senior
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ductfring neighborhood outreach
on Thursday, August 26th, in the
North Port St. Joe community
beginning around 9:30 a.m.
They will be going door to
door to give,, out information
about services available to people
`60 and over. ...
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Uaw Enfircement Activities >


(Sheriff's Beat)

PROBATION VIOLATION
Friday, August 13th, Francis
Scott, of Port St. Joe, was arrest-
ed on a charge of violating her
probation for the sale of cocaine.
Scott, 31, was later released on a
bond of $1,500.
FELON DIDN'T CHECK INTO THE
COUNTY; COMMITTED BATTERY
On Saturday, August 14th,
Christopher Cooper (23, of
Wewahitchka) was arrested on
charges of battery and failing to
register as a convicted felon.
Gulf County Sheriffs
Department deputies responded
to a disturbance in Wewahitchka
where the victim had run to a
neighbor's home to call 911.
When the deputies made contact
with the caller, they learned that
Cooper had allegedly grabbed her
by the throat and had thrown her
to. the ground,
After arresting Cooper for bat-
tery, it was learned that he was a
convicted felon and had failed to
register with the Sheriffs Office
as required by law.
VIOLATOR PRESENTS HIMSELF
Wilburt Wright, 28, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested on
Saturday, August 14th, on
charges of violating his
community control restrictions
imposed for the sale of cocaine:
Wright turned himself in at the
Gulf County Jail.
No LICENSE,. Too MUCH ALCOHOL
Sgt. D. W. Forehand received
a call on Monday, August 16th,
that a possible drunk driver in a
red Toyota was heading ,toward
Wewahitchka on Highway 22. The
officer located and stopped the
vehicle, after following and
observing it for, a short period of
time.
After observing that the driver
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under arrest for driving under the
influence.
The driver, Dennis Sharron
(34, of Wewahitchka) was also
charged with driving while his
license was suspended or
revoked, and was subsequently
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
GRAND THEFT SUSPECT NABBED
On Monday, August 16,
Richard Weathers, a 34 year old
resident of Panama City, was
arrested in Bay County on
charges of grand theft.
Allegedly, on August 4th,
Weathers and an accomplice had
stolen a boat and broken into a
residence on the dam road. An
alert neighbor of the victim, who
was driving along Highway 22 at
the time, saw Weathers pulling a
boat he believed belonged to a
neighbor.
Following his suspicions, he
pursued the truck and boat
toward Bay County, recording the
tag number of the pick-up which
he provided to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office.
Investigators Mary Williams
and Tom Godwin tracked down
the suspect with the use of the
information and arrested
Weathers. At that time, he gave
investigators a confession to the
crime and told them where he had
pawned several other items stolen
from the Wewahitchka home.
"WANTED" A JoB AT PRISON
Also on August 16th, GCSO
officers arrested Eric Rathel, 21,
of Cairo, Georgia, on the grounds
of Gulf Correctional I nsttubUon on
charges of violation of probation
(relating to a grand theft charge).
Reportedly, Rathel had
applied for a job with a construc-
tion crew which was performing
work at the prison. Prison officials
.doing a routine background check
on Rathel found that he was
wanted In Leon County. They
called the Sheriffs Office, at
which time Sgt. Burt Lanier pro-
ceeded to the prison and arrested
the, suspect.
JUVENILE DOES JAILHOUSE ROCK
Sunday, August .15th, Deputy
Larm Hightower observed a vehi-.
cle which was driving in the
downtown Wewahitchka area with
a loud radio. The deputy pulled'
into the parking lot of the JR Food
Store behind the vehicle, intend-
ing to tell the driver to turn the
music down.
When he approached the dri-
ver, he noticed the smell of alco-
hol about his person. The driver, a
juvenile, was arrested for driving
under the influence.
Further investigation lead to
the arrest of the other five pas-
sengers for possession of less
than,20 grams of marijuana; they
were also juveniles. The six juve-
niles were arrested and taken to
the Gulf County Jail.
'RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL...
Tuesday. August 10th-
Carolyn Gregory, 38. B/F, of Port
St. Joe. violaiun of probation
(possession of cocaine).
Thursday. August 12th-
Michael Fletcher. 39. W/M, of
Panama City Beach, driving while
license suspended or revoked;
Mary Thomas. 46. B/F. of Port St.
Joe. two counts of the sale of
cocaine: Johnny Thomas. 48.
B/M. of Port St. Joe, sale of
cocaine: Robert Stucky. 18. B/M.
of Port St. Joe, sale of cocaine:
Troy Williams. 20. B/M. of Port
St. Joe. sale of cocaine: Deanna
Givens. 39. B/F. of Port St. Joe.
two counts of the sale of cocaine:
Melvin Martin. Sr., 34. B/M,. of
Port St. Joe. sale of cocaine:
Michael Garland. 29, B/M. of Port
St. Joe. lewd and lascivious: and


Andre Hill, 18, B/M, of Port St.
Joe, sale of cocaine.
Friday, August 13th-
Roosevelt Morris, 66, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, lewd and lascivious
(Washington County warrant).
Saturday, August 14th-
Wilbert Wright, 28, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of
community control (sale of
cocaine).
Monday,. August 16th-David
Williams, 40, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
sale of cocaine; Michael Ward, 33,
W/M, of Panama City, violation of
probation (burglary); Solon0
Earnest, 29, W/M, of Vernon,
felony littering; Tyrone Hamilton,
38, B/M, of Port St. Joe, seven
counts of the sale of cocaine and
failure to appear for trial; and
Ronald Mack Warren, 42, W/M, of
Mississippi, violation of probation
(disorderly conduct).


SPSJPD Report
ILLEGAL TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Eric Lamar Thomas, 27, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested on
Thursday. August 12th, at
approximately 2:37 p.m. by Port
St. Joe Police Department Officer
Ross Yowell for possession of drug
paraphernalia.
According to Officer Yowell's
report. Thomas had been arrested
on an active warrant for the sale
of crack cocaine (four counts).
Officers Yowell and' James
Stephens transported Thomas to
the Gulf County Jail. While
Stephens escorted Thomas into
the Jail, Officer Yowell checked the
back seat area, during which time
he found a pipe and a push rod.
TOOK A DARK PATH To JAIL
William David Underwood,
71, of Mexico Beach; was arrested
on Friday. August 13th, shortly
after midnight by Officer Russell
Burch for driving while under the
influence. Underwood was driving
his vehicle with the headlights off
when the officer observed this aind
initiated a traffic stop.
Upon making contact with
Underwood, Officer Burch detect-
ed a strong odor of an alcoholic
beverage. Further investigation
revealed that he was operating a
vehicle under the influence, and
was subsequently placed under
arrest.
The suspect submitted to' a
legal test of his breath that result-
ed in the readings of 0.223 atd
0.221.
No LICENSE, DUI, RESISTING,
On Monday, August 16th,
around 9 p.m., Jefferson R. Voss,
'48, of Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Officer Burch for driving while
under the influence, resisting
arrest without violence, and dil-
ving while his license was sus-
pended or revoked.
According to the officer's
report, Voss vehicle was observed
on Long Avenue traveling in a
northward direction at a speed of
S19 m.p.h. when it stopped In the
"roadway for approximately 15
seconds at the Intersection 'of
Ninth Street before making a left
turn. .
'The vehicle pulled into a dri-
veway, :at which time Officer
Burch got out to make contact
with the driver. He could detect a
strong odor of an alcoholic bever-
age coming from Voss' person.
Further investigation revealed
that the suspect had attempted to
resist arrest by giving a false
name and date of birth. An
Inquiry of Voss' correct name and
date of birth revealed that his dri-
ver's license was suspended. ,
Voss failed to complete the
sobriety assessments and refused
to submit to a breath test .to


determine the alcohol content of
his breath.
No LICENSE To MOTOR
On Tuesday, August 17th at
approximately 3:44 a.m., Officer
James Stephens arrested James
Charles Taunton, Jr., 30, of
Apalachicola, for driving while his
driver's license was suspended or
revoked.
According to Officer Ste-
phens' report, a traffic stop was
initiated when the suspect's vehi-
cle was observed doing 57 m.p.h.
in a 45 m.p.h. speed zone.
Further investigation revealed
that his license was suspended.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE WANTED
PERSONS?
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is looking for the fol-
lowing individuals on active war-
rants for their arrest:
*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 Dewayne Arnold, date
of birth February 16, 1960:
*Martin Dennis Arrasmith.
date of birth 11-23, 1949;
*Howard Bailey, date of birth
July 6, 1955;
*Arthur James Baker; date of
birth October 8, 1958;
*Alan Barnes, date of birth
September 8, 1963; and
*Arthur Joseph Bates, date of
birth September 16, 195S.
Anyone with information in
regard to their location is asked to
please contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department at 229-8265 or
the COPS Hotline at 229-2677.


(Beach PD Log]

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR AUGUST
1ST THROUGH 15TH
During' the last week; the
Mexico Beach Police Department
investigated one burglary, one
assault, and two thefts. The
department also investigated one
traffic crash involving no injuries
and resulting in a combined prop-
erty damage of $600. The officers
issued 29 traffic warnings and 18
traffic citations.
RECENT ARREST
*On Saturday, August 14th,
'Daniel Albert Dillon. of Eastpoint,
was charged by Patrolman Joseph
Pritchard with possession of a
controlled substance (cannabis)
less than 20 grams, reckless dri-
ving, and driving without a valid
license.


Nabs 12
From Page 1
"Regardless of what anyone
else does, we are going to contin-
ue to arrest every drug dealer we
can," he continued.
Sheriff McKeithen also said
he feels that law enforcement can
see a little light at the end of the
tunnel due to the recent change
In sentencing guidelines. Since
October 1988, judges have had
more discretion in the sentencing
process.
"Just maybe we can get some
of these people off the street and
out of our community long
enough to see a difference,"
McKelthen stated.
In addition to thanking the
Port St. Joe Police. Department
officers, Sheriff McKeithen com-
mended GCSO investigators
Marty Williams, Tim Hightower,
and Ricky Tolbert for their time


and effort during the successful
operation.
The following is a list of peo-
ple arrested for the sale of crack.
cocaine:
Tyrone Hamilton (six counts);
Eric Thomas (four counts); Tony
Gathers (three counts); Anthony
Skanes, Mary Thomas, and
Deanna Givens (two counts each);
and Andre Hill, Melvin Martin,
Johnny Thomas, David Williams,
Troy Williams, and Robert
Stuckey (one count each).

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Refreshments will be served.
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Writers read-everything they
can get their hands on. I know
more of what's in bleach, tooth-
paste, hair spray, Tide, and other
bathroom staples- than most
chemists. I read cereal boxes, con-
tents of ketchup, even the labels
'on vitamins. I read newspapers,
magazines, dollar shoppers,
pennv-pinchers-just about any-
thing in print I'll read.,
S Recently, I read a copy of the
weekly New Voice. I. presume from
ithe title that at one time there was
:an old Voice, but even the new one
'sounded a bit weak and feeble.
Freshwater fishing has suf-
fered some during the dog days
lately. The numbers of both fish
,and anglers have dwindled some,
Ibut reports of some big bream still
being boated is good news. The
*hickory worms are still dropping
along some.creeks and the breamr
are eating good. Bass fishing is
doing well early and late or at
nigit. Jack Wmngate reports fair
hybfrid shtng on Sen'inole.
tigTfo- ania- Tedfsl5 e-stirl-
*plentiful in S.-Joe [ayv.' A gold
spoon worked around sandy spots
surrounded with grass will usually
produce a keeper red or two.
Topwaters or small pinfish are get-
tmg the trout. A lot of small trout
are being caught, but this is a good
1 sign for fall and winter trout fish-
ing. Presnell's still has a steady
stream of scallopers. and.,reports
are still favorable lor finding sever-
al gallons for a few hours of
searching.
King mackerel fishing is pretty
i dependable right now. Most spots
Soff our beaches in. 60 to 80 foot
depths have fish. Sandy Reef, VA,
the boxcars and, concrete bridge
rubble have produced keepers.
Further offshore both the
kings and bottom fishing is even
better. The 18 mile bridge span
'has a healthy .number of kings and.
amberjacks. Over structures in
100 foot or more depths, anglers
are getting blackfi n tuna in
;increasing numbers. Most of these
tuna are 10 pounds or so, but are
Great fighting and eating fish.
Dolphin are apt to show up
most anywhere so keep a rig
'handy and keep one dolphin
.hooked up around your boat to
keep the school near.
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$1,000 largest fish: S500 2nd
largest fish: S300 third largest:
$2.00. fourth largest. and 8100 -
fifth largest. Complimentary tour-
nament caps will be given to all
competitors.
I Entry fee for the event Is
$45/person (with first 150
entrants to receive 10 free bream
for bait).
You may register the day of
the tournament (Fnday. Aug. 20)
beginning at 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Saturday CT and again on
Saturday. Aug. 21 from 6 a.m. to
12 noon at Gaskin Park (end of
road landing in Wewahitchkal.
Sponsored by the Wewa
Employees' Club and the Search
and Rescue, proceeds will go
toward funding scholarships.


the


ments are scheduled in the next
few weeks. August 20-21 Wewa is
hosting the 1st Annual Flathead
Catfish Classic. The tourney
begins on.Friday the 20th at 4:00
p.m. (CT)' and ends at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday the 21st. A $40,000 prize
package \ill be awarded to any
angler who breaks the current
Florida flathead record.
Later in, August the. Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef Association
hosts their 3rd .Annual King
Mackerel Tournament. This open
tourney begins at 5:00 a.m. (CT)
Saturday the 28th and weigh-in at
Canal Park'ends at 5:00 p.m. (CT)
the"same day. '
The largest king wins $2,500;
2nd $1,000; and '3rd .$750. In
addition to the kings, the largest
Spanish is worth $250 and the
largest wahoo wins $750 courtesy
of Gulf Foods in Mexico Beach. The
entry fee is. ,only $ 100 per boat.
Captains' meeting is at Hide-A-
W\Va MarinaTfrom 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
CTI Friday the 27th.
gift packs for tourne, entries and
complimentary beverages will be
available. The awards ceremony is
scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ICT) at the
Hidden Lagoon. A free fish fry and
BBQ dinner is planned for anglers;
fantastic door .prizes and live
entertainment are on tap.
Labor Day weekend, the Gulf
County Chamber of Conmmerce
and 'the.PSJ Nlanna hosts its Ist
Annual Cobia Boat/Yamaha
Saltwater Tourney. This three day
tournament-September 2, 3, and
4-has both an inshore and off-
shore division. The entry is $150
per boat and $50 for extra anglers.
over four per boat. For more info
call (850) 227-9393.
The New Voice's "tabloid-style'"
headline "'Blackwater' Distasteful,,
to Tourists" caught my eye and my
interest. I soon lost interest,
though, as I read on. Every small
community has its own unique set
of problems and an equally unique
group of concerned citizens who do
their absolute best to correct those
problems. Outsiders rarely get the
whole story and usually settle for'
whatever makes a deadline. NIMy
grandmother summed it up best:
"I'd rather have just an ordinary
man with a plan than a pick-up
truck filled 1with a host of saints
with nothing but complaints."


State of the art exercise
equipment is available for
rehabilitation and for well-
ness athletic training.


GCJJC Meeting
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, August 19, at 4:00
p.m. (ET) ate the Gulf, County
Library (Highway-71, N) in Port
St. Joe. Membership is open, the
public is welcome and encour-
aged, to, attend. .For further
.details and information. please
contact ,Don Washabaugh at
(850) 227-7340.
Prior to the Juv:enile Justice
Council meeting. the Calhoun/
.Gulf.DomesUc Violence Council
meets at 3:30. The public is also
encouraged to attend.


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Call The Star at 227-1278


Head Start is a Federal pro-
gram that serves low-
income preschool children
and their families. North
Florida Head Start operates
in the fllowin g 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-
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if you have, any questions
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Beacon Hill ..Therapy &
Wellness Center is, officially
announcing phase one of the
health/medical complex located
between Gulf Aire subdivision
and Beacon Hill Park. The fitness
center will officially open for
memberships Monday, August
23, at 6:00 a.m. ET.
The Fitness Center is'
'designed to serve the general
public of all ages in meeting their
health and fitness goals. Beacon
H'II- Fitness philosophy, build"
iifa design, member education
and supervision is based on the
standard-, of the American
Colle-e of Sports MNledicine.
The fitness center is support-
ed by a complIte circuit of Body
Nlaster strength training equiP-
,ment and a full line of cmpuIter-
pzed Star' Trac cardIiovias-,ularr
machines. '
Additionally, the fitness cen-
ter will offer traditional .free-
weights. including Olympic
plates. dumbbells. benches aind
squat rack Members o, the h ell-
ness center will receive a com-
_prehensi\-e health .assessment,
body composition analy-is. 'and
jan inrdividuallk tailored exercisee
jand nutrition program.
,,. According to -the American
lCollege of Sports Medicine, the
benefits for the fitness .*center
.strength and cardiovascular
,training programs include im-
zproved muscular tone, decreased
body fat,. improved heart .and
Jung. capacity, lowered risk of
potentiall bone disease. improved
fleaibility. resulting in,increased
energy and overall sense of well
,being.
.The Fitness, Center will be
open Monday through Thursday
from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00, p.m.


Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00
p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. and Sunday from,
2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. ET.
Starting September 1, the
Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness
Center will introduce phase two
of the health/medical complex.
This phase will include a special-
ty physician and physical thera-
py based clinic. Dr. Helen Nitios,
a University of Maryland fellow
and board certified Internal med-
icine physician will provide gen-
eral adult, primary, care and
women's health throughout the
.week.
Dr. Sanaullah, fellowship'
trained .from the University of
Florida and board 'certified cardi-
ologist will provide general car-
diac care, echo and nuclear med-
icine every Friday.
Additionally, Tallahassee
Orthopedic Clinic will extend a
,spine, back and basic neurology
offering on Wednesday with Pat
Lemon ARNP of Dr. .Charles
Wingo's office, a board certified
orthopedic surgeon, specializing
in diseases of the spine. Dr. Tom
Hariey, Florida State University
team physician will direct a
sports 'medicine component
offered to athletes of all levels.
The clinic will provide athlet-
ic: training services under
licensed, physical therapists and
trainers; Through these services,
the clinic will provide compre-
hensive physical, occupational,
:speech, and massage therapy.
The 'third phase, Geri-Care
Assisted Living Facility is a sepa-
rate, freestanding retirement
complex designed for individual
residents who need assistance
and supervision with :personal


care.
This component is projected
to open between late September
or early October. Geri-Care will
provide 24-hour nursing supervi-
sion, assistance with medica-
tions management, meals, per-
sonal laundry and housekeeping.
These residents will have access
to the Beacon Hill Wellness facil-'
ity as part,of their individual
treatment plan as well as physi-
cian intervention as needed.
Staff will consist of nurses,
food service personnel and a reg-
istered dietician. A full spectrum'
of activities will be part of their
daily routine designed according
to the desires pf the residents.
Final constructIon is being com-
pleted and awaiting inspections
from local and state agencies.
For more information. call
647-2600 or 1-800-899-407,8.

Optimist Club
Youth Dance Sat.
The.Optimist Club of Port St.
Joe will sponsor a. youth dance
this Saturday -night, August 21st,
at the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe. -All school age students
are invited to join in the fun from
8:00 until 11:00 p.m.
For those new to the
community or young people visit-
ing the area, the Centennial
Building is located 'between
Gautier Memorial Lane and Allen
Memorial Way, and adjacent to
the Shark Stadium baseball field
and Port St. Joe Elementary
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AN AUGUST SUN
CAN SPOIL YOUR FUN


Forgetting to wear sun glasses, protect your skin U
against burning by applying a good sun cream, or
exercising too strenuously can turn a day of pleasure
into a night of pain. Summer bugs can ruin any picnic
unless you apply an insect repellent.
Right now we are displaying a complete variety of
approved products which will hell) you enjoy August
weather. We will be glad to show you which ones our
customers find most helpful.

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Football Fever
Is Huddlin' Up
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
High School football teams are
busy getting ready for the 1999-
2000 season. Both teams will bel
hosting "kick-off classics" next
Friday night, August 27th, at'
their respective football complex-'
es.
Port St. Joe will host R. F.
Munroe at 7:30 ET. Head co0cho
Chuck Gannon said the Sharks
will field approximately 20 varsity
players when the season gets
underway. Th Sharks will be,
replacing several key players this


season. '.
New Gator Coach .
Grant Grantham has been '
named the new head football
coach for the Wewahitchka /
Gators. Grantham came to ..
Wewahitchka High School in 1994 "
as a science teacher/assistant
baseball and junior varsity foot- -.. .
ball coach. He was promoted -to
head baseball coach last season. .
Grantham graduated from" '
Liberty County High School. HW., _AP
went to George Wallace Junio" .
College on a baseball scholarship"
before graduating from Troy State
University. ;. Coach Dewayne Mc
The Gators also expect to field tries to "pump up" the
approximately 20 varsity players' during tackle drills Tue
when the season begins. They %ril'.
host Vernon at 6:00 CT on Friday The Sharks and Ga
August 27th. preparing for the 1999


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Dr. Bob McSpadden, right, presents Kiwanis Club president Keith
Jones with a "Gulf Coast Community College" T-shirt at Tuesday's
meeting .

McSpadden Brings Kiwanians

Up to Date on College Progress


Dr. Bob McSpadden, presi-'
dent of Gulf Coast Community
College reported on the school's'
foundation to the Kiwanis Club
Tuesday at its noon meeting.
McSpadden revealed that

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Gulf County citizens, and civic
clubs had invested more per capi-
ta in the. foundation program than
anyone else. "You can be proud of
that record," he announced.
He also reported that Gulf
Coast students had the second,
highest grade point average of any
school's graduates in the state of
Florida-"by one-one-hundreth of'
a percent stage point"-below num-
ber one.
Giving a local report on the
Gulf/Franklin Center.' McSpad-
den reported-that there were cur-
rently around 800 students
enrolled in the center. "We have
run out ,of room and currently
have five portable classrooms,on'
the Ward Ridge campus."
McSpadden reported that the cen-
ter opened with a full student
capacity a year ago this month. It
has continued to grow each
month.
The college is currently on the
drawing board with an expansion
program. "Our biggest need is.
property," he said. "We started
with 10 acres; a plot we thought
would be adequate for several
years. We have already run out of
- room!"'
The speaker said, "You built
this center. You should be proud
of its progress.".

Class of '70 Plans
Its Reunion in 2000
The Class of '70 of Port St. Joe
High had many milestones in its
journey through the Gulf County"
school system. Not only was it the
last class to graduate from what is
\now Port St. Joe Elementary, it
will celebrate its 30th year reunion
in the new millennium.
Members of the class who are
in the area are asked to meet
Saturday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m.
at Butler's Restaurant to begin
planning the 2000 reunion. Bring
your class annuals and any
addresses you might have of fellow
class members who have moved
away.


The\ Mexico Beach
Community Development Council
will hold its monthly meeting?
Thursday, August .19th (today)"
beginning at 10:00 a.m. Board
members are urged to make plans
to attend." i
Also. BOD's are asked to
please review the marketing plan.
so that forward progress may be
made following'the meeting. All
other are cordially invited ,to
attend as well.
After calling the meeting to
order, the council will approve the
July 15th meeting minutes arid
monthly financial report. Reports
will be received from the chairpers-
son, committees, and presi-
dent/CEO. : i-
Old business. including
updates on the cooperative adver-

Accounting/Tax-
Seminar Aug. 24
The Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Taxes
,for Small Businesses." on Tues-
day, August 24. from 5:00 until
9:00 p.m. (ET) at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College's Gulf/Franklin
Center, Room A106 in Port St.
Joe.,
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn- about the basic require-
merits and appropriate methods
of record keeping in a small busi'-
ness. Topics include record keep-
ing, tax reporting requirements.
employee, expenses, and monthly
income statements. )
Reservations may be made by
paying a $20.00 registration fee in
advance at the Gulf/Franklin
Center, 3800 Garrison Avenue.
Port St. Joe. Call 850-227-9670
for more information. ,

Wewa Dixie Ballt
League Election
The Wewahltchka Dixie Youth.
Baseball/Softball League will be
electing officers for the upcoming
2000 season on Tuesday, August
24th,'beginning at 6:00 p.m., 'CT,
at the Wewahitchka Community
Center. Anyone interested in pa'-
ticipating in the 2000 season is
encouraged to attend this meet-
ing."

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rising proposal FLAUSA and
Events Corporation, will follow.
Also on the agenda will be
new business such as the location
of the new dune walkover, a reso-
lution regarding closing the
events account, the 1999-2000
promotional package, a new com-
puter workstation, and. credit
card activation.
Other business itenis will be
addressed and participation from
the public will be welcomed prior
to the adjournment of the meet-
ing.


Gulf Rifle Club
The. Gulf Rifle Club will hold
three separate 22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning.
August 21st. Setup and' registra-
tion will start at 8:30 and the
first match, an ARA match. will
start at 9:30.
The ARA match Is a precision
bullseye match fired with the rifle
supported on a benchrest. A tar-
get with 25 bullseyes is placed 50
yards from the firing line and the
shooter has 20 minutes to fire a
shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight,
scope power or grade of ammo.
After the completion of the
ARA match a modified IR 50/50
match will be shot. This match
consists. of a target with 25
bullseyes placed at 50 yards from
the firing line. The rifle will be
restricted to a sporter type 22
rifle with 'a weight limit of 8.5
pounds. Scope power cannot be .
set greater than 6.5 power and
by limiting the cost of the ammo,
anyone can afford to shoot this
match. Shooters under 18 years
are not charged entry fees.
The 'third match will be
anotherIR 50/50 match with the
rifle weight limit increased .to
10.5 pounds. There are no limits
on scope power or cost of 22 LR
ammunition.
Last Saturday the Rifle Club
held it s ,monthly 22 rim-fire
bullseye and hunter pistol metal-
lic silhouette matches. The bulls-
eye match had nine entries and
Robert Gay won the matchwith: a
score of 830-23x. Bobby Gay was
second with 751-12x and John
Fadio was third with 731-10x.
The silhouette match was
won by Bobby Gay with 16 tar-
gets knocked down. Robert Gay
was second with 12 targets and
Ralph Roberts was third with 10
targets. This match had 10.
shooters.


Gulf Aviation Inc.

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

A Day for Fun in the Sun Bring the Family
Any one or any organization wanting to participate in
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Tobacco-Free -
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'The 'next. meeting of, the
',Tobacco-Free Partnership of Gulf
County will be Tuesday, August'
24th at 4:00 p.m. ET at the Gulf
County Health Department. All
interested, parties are encour-
aged to attend.
Students who are in need of
transportation, please contact
Sabrina Burke,.Tobacco Preven-
tion Coordinator. at the Gulf
County Health Department, 227-
1276, extension 114. no later
than 12:00 p.m. ET. Friday.
August 20th.

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Susie Williams: On Longevity, Tolerance and Walking with Jesus


.By Jessica Summers
" "Oh, Ms. Susie? She lives on
the other side of the church,"
directed an anonymous neighbor.
After meeting Susan Williams,
that location is not at all surpris-
ing.
A gentle-looking elderly lady
with two plaits framing her bright
face sits calmly in a orange sofa-
chair and comments about the
quick nap from which she had
just awoken.
, On her coffee table sits a sec-
tion of the Youngstown Vindicator,
opened to the page featuring an
article on herself.
Many people would be sur-
prised simply to know that this
lady of 97 years lives alone., in her
own house in Port St. Joe. Howev-
er. The Vindicator took notice of
her yearly bus rides to
Youngstown. Florida to visit her
younger sister. Addle Robbins. 80.
These trips are not just made
on a whim-they have gone on for


about babies, she speaks of "her
baby"-now a young man, and
eagerly produces his pictures. The
pictures in her wallet document
the child's birth through high
school graduation and reveal a
healthy, happy-looking caucasian
boy. She takes such pride in this
"adopted" son that she almost for-
gets to mention that he is not her
biological child.
Susie learned a special inti-
macy with people of other cul-
tures when she was growing up.
She worked very closely with
many different groups of children,
who all became like brothers or
sisters to her. Similarly, her
grandmother helped raise chil-
dren from three different racial
backgrounds in her own home.
She was born on a "settle-
ment" in Alabama. where her fam-
ily worked. She and her siblings
helped cook, clean, and take care
of the settlement owner's family.
Her mother was also a nurse to


enjoyments in her day-to-day life,
her cornerstone is none other
than her God. She has been a
devout Christian for 89 years, and
still going strong. Susie is a mem-
ber of The First Born Church of
the Living God.
She proudly professes her
faith to any and all Whom she
.encounters. The Bible on her cof-
fee, table is soon in her hands
when approaching the subject.
Reading aloud, she turns to
Acts, chapter two, in order to
demonstrate how she has experi- ',
enced the Holy Spirit:
"'And suddenly there came a
sound from heaven as of a rush-
ing mighty wind. and it filled all
the house where they were sit-
ting..."
In 1956, Susie became a mis-
sionary, traveling on foot. She
began in Mobile and traveled to
large cities as well as rural areas.
teaching and preaching to tlhe


people.
Susie felt led by God to go to
1the places she went to.
"The spirit of the Lord came
'".pon me, and I wasn't afraid. I
and Jesus walk together," she
Says.
Since then, God has never
ceased to be by her side, says
Susie, and she joyfully obeys him.
'. "It ain't no hard thing to fol-
Slow the Lord...no, it ain't no hard

Gulf County
Adult School
Gulf County Adult School
began its new year of classes on
August 10.
Class times and locations are
, the same as those in May. Day
classes run from 8:00 a.m. ET,
,,until 3:00 p.m. ET, Monday
i, through Friday each week at the
'-'Gulf County Adult School Center
41 in Port St. Joe.
Night classes will be held at
Wewahitchka Adult. School site
on Monday and Tuesday nights
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the
Gulf County Adult School on
Monday and Tuesday nights
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
a Courses include basicskills.
subjects required for high school
diploma, and GED prep.
For more Information, please
call 227-1744.


thing."
,
Susie is a fountain of wisdom
for younger generations. Many of
her casually spoken sentences are
profound revelations.
On one of her greatest pet
peeves, lack of religion' in homes,
she says, "Jesus is Lord. It's won-
derful to raise children to love the
Bible. Teach those children to love
one another and obey their par-
ents, too. A disobedient child
won't learn very much."
In another inspirational state-
ment, she offers reassurance to


her fellow Christians. "All you got
to do is wait on the Lord and you
can get it. Whatever you need."
*
Susie's cgrity of thought and
ease of memory is truly impres-
sive. After verbally reliving the
days of wagon rides and country
revivals, she looks into the screen
of a digital camera, previewing a
picture of herself (which is
attached to this article). She then
gets very quiet. With the begin-
nings of a grin forming on her lips
she whispers, "Well, I'll be...I sure
do look like my Mama."


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SFrom the Staff and Students at




.Gulf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


The Star Feature From the Principal of

"School of the Week" W OTPWa h i Ich k a


The Port St. Joe Middle
School, located at 150 Middle
School Road, was established pri-
or to the 1994-95 school year to
segregate seventh and eighth
graders from the more mature
high school-aged students and to
create a less traumatic transition
from elementary to higher educa-
tion.
Located at the rear of Port St.
Joe High School, the building
structure itself has been in use
since the 1970-71 school year
began when the seventh to twelfth
grades relocated from what is now
known as Port St. Joe Elementary
School.
The middle school facility was
derived from the third, formerly
known as "C", pod circular hall-
way, in addition to four adjacent
"B" pod classrooms. Middle
schoolers participate in a shared,
yet separate, access to the
Commons Area, library and gym-
nasium.
The 1999-2000 student body-
341 strong-now includes sixth
graders for the- second year.
Athletics, club activities, student
government, and a unique state-
of-the-art technology lab are
among the attributes the school
offers its pupils: .


News Column

Faith Christian School


Faith Christian is off to a
good beginning for the 1999-2000
school year with a rally around
the flag. pole to pledge allegiance
to our country and to ask God's
guidance for the coming year.
We had an excellent group at
orientation on Monday, August
16. We always expect parents of
our younger students, but .it .is a
tribute to .parental involvement
when every one of our seventh
and eighth grade students is rep-
resented at the opening day of the
school year.
So, we would like to say "wel-
come" and "thank you" to our stu-
dents and parents. We know that
it takes more than a village to rear
a child. It takes families, church-
es, schools. and .of uttermost
importance, God and His Word.,
That's why Faith Christian exists.
This year, Faith Christian is
going only up to the eighth grade.
We do not know what God has for
us at FCS in the future-or for the
Port St. Joe area-but we will fol-
low as He leads. Please continue
to pray for the school, its teachers
and staff, and its students.
Parents, please remember
that we need health and immu-
nization records on our kinder-
gartners and all new students on
file in our office. If you haven't,
taken care of this, please do so
right away.
Also, do note the speed limit
signs on all streets approaching
the school. It's easy to forget in
the morning rush, so we want to
remind you of this for the safety of
your children.

We welcome DeAnna Horton
to our staff. "Miss Dee" will be
assisting in the two and three
year old kindergarten, the physi-
cal education classes, and the
extended school day. Many of our
students are acquainted with her
because of her work with the
youth in Port St. Joe, especially at
Long Avenue Baptist Church.
We are also delighted to have
Brenda Robershaw and Mazie
Stone return to our school this
year. "Miss Brenda" will be teach-
ing first grade and Miss Stone will
be working with grades five to
eight in math and science.
Beth Taylor will move from
two-year-old kindergarten each
afternoon to teach journalism and
history in the middle school.
Patti Bartlum has joined our
office staff as bookkeeper and
Nancy Davis is working full-time
as secretary. We are excited about
our program this year and thank-
ful for a full and dedicated staff.
Our kindergarten classes are
all nearing our limits. The three-
year-old class is full, but we have
room in all other classes up
through grade eight.
Again, we welcome your
inquires and your visits to Faith
Christian at 801 20th Street here
in Port St. Joe. Please call 229-
6707 for directions and for infor-
mation.


SPORT ST. JOE

Middle w

School News ..


By: Tommy Curry
Well, it looks as if we students
have a long school year ahead of
us. After the first week of school,
the teachers have started loading
on the work. It is a surprise we
survive.
For those playing football,
you have some extra work to do.
Practice for eighth graders started
Friday. I think I speak for all
Shark fans when say this year
ought to be good.
Girls' volleyball will start
soon. Get ready to bump, set, and
spike it to 'eml
Starting this week I'm going
to include a riddle along with the
school news. This week's riddle is:


Wewahitchka Elementary
School is excited about the imple-
mentation of a third multi-age
program. Multi-age grouping is a
method of grouping students in
which the children's age range is
larger than one year. Sometimes
that range is two or more years.
The intent of grouping in this
manner is to optimize the educa-
tional potential of the mixture
itself. Proponents feel multi-age
grouping increases heterogeneity
-of the group so as to capitalize on
the differences in experience,
knowledge, and abilities of chil-
dren.
In classrooms using multi-
age grouping, students usually
stay with the same teachers) for
several years. Variability in time
and rate of development can
make grouping by age undesir-
able. Multi-age grouping can
build cohesiveness, while dimin-
ishing the differences in physical,
social and intellectual develop-
ment.
The TEAM program was the
first multi-age program imple-
mented at WES. TEAM services
children in grades five and six
whom research indicates should
be targeted for drop-out preven-
tion strategies.
Many of these students are
kinesthetic learners who, while
finding the traditional classroom
challenging, succeed with the
experiential-based curriculum
employed in the TEAM program.
TEAM is taught by Sue McDaniel
and Lori Price.
A second multi-age program
was implemented four years ago.
The Continuous Progress (CP)
class is comprised of kinder-


Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites.
Mouthless mutters.
(J.R.R. Tolkien)
That should give you some-
thing to think on. Until next time.
tata!

garten, first and second grade
students. CP is taught by Doris
Jeanr Whitten, Kim Ludlatni and
Judi Lister. Their students benefit
from working with the same
teachers for three consecutive
years.
The dynamics of the program
permits students to learn from
other students as well as from the
teachers. Those students who
excel or struggle in any given sub-
ject area are permitted to work at
the level and rate which best
serves their needs.
The most recent multi-age
program implemented at WES
serves students in the third and
fourth grades. These students are
housed in the newly renovated
classrooms at the rear of the cam-
pus. Two large portables were
joined to create one very large
classroom.
'Renee Lynn, Kim .Whitfield,
and April Bidwell instruct the stu-
dents. While this is a new situa-
tion for both the teachers and the
'students, it is one certain to meet
with success. Enthusiasm
abounds and the teachers are
grateful for the parental and com-
m unity support.the program has
received.
WES may be considered a
rural area school, but every effort
is made to stay abreast of the lat-
est teaching techniques and
strategies.


Afternoon Pick-Up
..Students in pre-k, kinder-
garten, first, and second grade
may use the circle near the pre-k
(22nd Street) for afternoon pick-
up. Students in grades three
through five may use the. area
near the lunchroom/football sta-
dium for afternoon pick-up.
Under Construction
We would like to thank you
for your patience while construc-
tion of our new media center con-
tinues.
Visitors and Parents
Visitors and parents are to go
to the front office to leave mes-
sages, lunch, money, etc. Do not
go to the classroom. This Is for the
safety of our students.
Labor Day
School will not be held on
Monday, September 6, in obser-
vance of Labor Day.
Teacher Time
If you have not done so,
please take time to meet your
child's teacher. Progress reports
for this grading period will be sent
home on Friday, September 10.
School Attendance
Regular school attendance is
required by Florida law and is
vital to the steady progress in
school work. Only sickness, death
in family, school sponsored trips,
or educational trips approved by
school authorities will be accept-
ed as reasons for excused
absences.
Following an absence, the
student should present to the
teacher an excuse written by par-
ent or guardian stating the reason
for the absence.


Wewa High's Fourth Quarter Honor Roll


Wewahitchka High School is
proud to announce that the fol-
lowing students were placed on
the honor roll for the fourth quar-
ter of the 1998-99 school year. An
asterisk denotes the students who
earned "All A's" during 'the nine
week period.
Seventh graders-Crystal
Baker, Jody Barnes, Shannon
Barnes, Kelly Bartlett, Kody
Bidwell, Courtney Bremer, Shelly
Connell, Sheiletta Fisher*, Jade
Gaskin*, Candice Gordon, Holly
Gray, Brittney Grice*, Nathan
Grimes*, Kaci Hoover, Daryl Knee',
Tiffany Laird*, Sarah Lawrence,
Brandi Little, Courtney Martin,
David McDonald, Bridget Parker,
Lauren Pierola*, Jill Pippin, Kayla
Rich, Melissa Sanders, Tamara
Sandlin, Brandi Sasser, Jeffery
Semmes, Charles Strange*,
Mitchell Udell, and Courtney
Wood.
Eighth graders-Tony
Easter, Dawn Hall, Laura
Husband*, James McCorvey,
Frances Posell, and Fritz
Stoppelbein.
Ninth graders-Monique
Adkins, Caleb Cutchin*, Clark
Cutchin, Sarah Grimes, Cortne
Hoover*, Judith Husband,


Frederick Kemp, Sean Kerrigan*,
Meagan Morris, Betty Neel*,
Angela Padgett*, Laura Spivey,
Jonathan Thomas, and Jana
Traylor.
Tenth graders-Gregory
Barnett, Judson Carnley, Lindsey
Carter*, Nicholas Chan*, James
Colvin, James Destifino, Nora
Dykes, Spring Hall, Kimberly
McMillion, Christina Stroud,
Peter Taunton, and Jennifer
Williams.
Eleventh graders-Ashley
Berens, Rosanna Ensley,
Kimberly Gaskin, Teresa Jackson,
Tera Kent, Patrick Kerrigan*,
Stephanie Kramer*, Myron May,
Jeremy Miles, David Ortiz, Ashley
Padgett, Titus Pittman*, and
Chester Udell.
Twelfth graders-Roxann
Adkins, Brandy Ake, Stephanie
Alderman, Melissa Babb*, Sarah
Bailey, Jessica Cole, Crystal
Collins, Andrew David, Ryan
Fortner, Shray Gibault, Anthony
Green, Timothy Harvey*, Stephen
Helms*, Krystal Hendricks,
Renece Jackson, Russell Knee,
William Lawrence, Timothy
Pittman, Stephen Price, Kristina
Smiley, Edward White, and
Jonilyn Whittington*.


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby ,


This week we are sailing the
"C" of "Celebration". One might
ask what on earth we have to cel-
ebrate, especially since school has
only just begun. Actually, that is
what we want to celebrate-a suc-
cessful start to the new school
year.
Too often celebrations are
reserved for the big events or the
major episodes of life. Things like
anniversaries, birthdays, and
weddings are certainly worth cele-
brating, but if these are the only
times' we celebrate, then there can
be a lot of empty spaces in our
lives.
Sometimes we need to fill
those spaces with small victories
in order to make life more mean-
ingful. They can also provide
impetus to pursue greater goals.
In the context of education.
we must celebrate the big suc-
cesses as well as the little ones in
order to encourage that one stu-
dent or two who might not try for
the big prize. We need to celebrate
in order to break up the hum-
drum of the ordinary routines.
In this way we can attract
students to the classrooms where
their potential can begin to be
realized. And we need to celebrate
in order to remind ourselves that
even the smallest of victories is
better than a defeat.
Do you need a change of
pace? Why not sail the "C" of
"Celebration"!
There are no idle moments at
WHS this week. Football practice

at the varsity and junior high lev-
els is well underway. The cheer-
leaders are also very busy in
preparation for the kick-off of the
season on August 27th at home
against Vernon at,6:00..
Girls' volleyball has begun as
have the cross country teams.
And beginning on Tuesday of this
week, the Gators will begin to
assemble a golf team.


The alumni of WHS have been
invited to join together. to begin to
work with the school in order, to
preserve the past and help with
the future. The first meeting was
scheduled for August 17th in. the
morning at the school.
Unique to this setting is the
attendance of the current :high
school leaders! Together, it. is
hoped that they will make home-
coming and other similar events
the best ever.
From a curricular perspec-
tive, one can see the,application of
our most recent CRISS training
throughout the, building. We. are
in the midst of some exciting and
educationally profitable days.. We
are sailing the "C" of curricular
excellence in grand style.


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GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
AUGUST 23 27, 1999
MONDAY-Hamburger/Bun. Tater
Tots, Lettuce/Pickle/Tomato. Spice
Cake, and Fresh Orange Quarters,
or Chef's Salad Meal.
TUESDAY--Chicken Pot Pie, Green
Beans, Peaches, Jello, and Roll, or
Chefs Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Submarine/Bun
.with Cheese, Lettuce/Pickles/To-
matoes, French Fries, Carrot Sticks,
and Fruit Crisp, or Chef's Salad
Meal.
THURSDAY-Lasagna, Baked Pota-
to, Mixed Fruit, Ital.ian Bread, and
Margarine/Honey, or. Chef's Salad
Meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese-~Pizza" Tossed
Salad, Pears, arid Bread Sticks/
Dressing, or Chef's Salad Meal.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN'ITEMS.


ii~jI Iy.*Erien 4iles


1999-2000
The 1999-2000 school year is
off to a wonderful, start! From
fresh faces in the freshman class
to the veterans of the senior class,
this year is sure to be a success
with the hardworking and cooper-
ative students of Port St. Joe High
School.
We would like to extend a
warm welcome to two new mem-
bers of our Shark family-Mrs.
Kathy Thomas and Mr. Scott
Lamberson.
Mrs. Thomas is
now serving as an ESE
aid after 12 years of
dedicated work at
Highland View
Elementary. She is
married with three
children and says that
'she enjoys working
with students.,
A graduate of the
University of Florida
majoring in microbiol-
ogy and' cell science,
Mr. Lamberson has
recently joined our
science department. He is current-
ly teaching physical science and
biology, and will also be teaching
marine biology and environmental
biology next term. Mr Lamberson
is married with one daughter.
Again, we welcome you both!!
This year Port St. Joe High
School is offering two new classes.
All tenth grade students are now
required to take integrated math
and applied communications. This
class will last until December and
prepares students for the FCAT. In
addition, a research class is avail-
able for all students as a prepara-
tory course for the SAT and ACT.
The Executive Council of the
Student Government is already
working hard planning for the
upcoming events of this school
year.
These students are as follows:
Nicole Smith, president; Adam
White, vice-president; Erica Ailes,
secretary; Karissa Thomas, trea-


surer; Amanda Marquardt.
;senior senator; Kareta Monette,
senior senator; Bonnie Belin,
junior senator; Susan Medina,
junior senator; Lisa Curry,
sophomore senator; and John-
Patrick Floyd, sophomore sena-
tor.
Attention all;, seniors: Cap
and gown orders will be taken on
September 10th. A $35.00
deposit will be required when
orders are' taken. This deposit
will also cover senior dues. See
Mrs. Johnson if
there are any ques-
tions.
S,'. Students, gold
cards began to be
distributed on
Wednesday, August
.- ,18.
Tickets for
chicken dinners will
be on sale 'this week
for $5.00. All -pro-
ceeds will benefit the
Athletic Department
of Port St. Joe High
School.
The sports 'pro-
gram is already up and going.
The volleyball team will begin its
season in Blountstown on
Thursday, August 26, and the
football, team will host the Kick-
off Classic on August 27 at 7:30
p.m.
Within the next week. a safe-
ty committee composed of teach-
ers, students, and non-instruc-
tional staff will meet for the pur-
pose of discussing safety issues
for our school. More details; will
be given at a later date.
Port St. Joe High School will
be offering the SAT on October 9
and the ACT on October 23. The
deadlines for registration; are
September 14 and Septembei 17.
Students, please remember that
these tests are extremely impor-
tant and it is beneficial for you to
take them as often as possible.
That's all of the news for' this
week. Smile, and keep up the
great work, Sharks!!


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Back-to-Schoo


S' b Rich~ird W. Riley
U.S. Secretary of Education
Back-to-school time has
always been exciting for children.
It's a time to meet new friends,
new teachers, and resume the
adventure of learning.
But back-to-school time is
'rnot just for kids anymore.
If our schools are going to do
the job we expect them to do,
Everyone must pitch in and help.
That includes parents and every-
,p0e in the community.
.The fact' is, schools today
cari't do the Job alone. There are
more children in our schools this
fall than ever before-more, even,
than at the height of the baby
booml
There is more diversity-in
some schools, students come
-'from dozens of nations. We are
".living in the "Information Age", a
time: when our nation's economy
-"and security depend more on the
quality of education than at any
other time in our history.
That's why more and more
.'states and communities are
requiring students and teachers
'to- reach for high standards of
learning, and why the public is
demanding real results for its tax
dollars.
W So, I encourage every parent,
family, and citizen to use this
"back-to-school season to make a
"personal commitment to sup-
,porting better education in their
*community.
When children are surround-
ed. by adults and communities
that don't care about education,
they get the opposite message.
;.;And we all lose.
To spread the message about
the importance of family and
:community involvement in edu-
cation, the U.S. Department of
Education conducts. a national
initiative each year called
"America Goes Back to School."
We hold events all around
the nation to stir excitement for
.the new school season. This year,
I'm personally taking a five-state
bus tour to spread the message.
.I'll be traveling through Ten-
Snessee, Alabama, Georgia, South
S.arolina, and North Carolina.
If you pass me on the high-
way, be sure to wave. I'll also be
visiting communities in the East,
West, and Midwest.
We've also prepared a color-
"ftil,; fadt-filled "Ameefiica 'GOne
,Back to School" kit which:,.R ro'-.
'vides plenty of good ideas for get-
ting involved in your schools and
staying involved-all year long. It's
called, "Challenge Our Students


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awareness of domestic violence dates, injuries suffered. nar
issues and the local support ser- witnesses, and all weapons
.vices that are available in. Gulf ed by the battered.
County to,assist victims.
The campaign-which began .
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threere (60, 30 ,and 15 second) Vehicle Checkpoi
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SLiberty, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Wal- 22 near the CR-22A, and
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'The purpose of these Recognizing the danger
,- ,announcements is to inform lis- snted to the public by del
teners about the warning signs vehicle equipment, trooper
and dangers of domestic violence,, concentrate their efforts on
and to promote the domestic io- cles being operated with d
Sence hotline; 1-800-500-1119.. such as bad brakes, -worr
I, "More attention needs to be' and 'defective lighting equip
focused on the, serious problems I 'n addition,, attention w
I iof domestic violence," said LSNF .directed to drivers who would
Executive Director Kristiie' late the driver license la
-"nab, "Launching this campaign Flonrda.
Sand educating community mem- The patrol has found
ibers on.how to seek help by call- checkpoints to, be an efJ
h.,ing the domestic violence hotline means of enforcing the equi]
S..could save a life." and driver license laws of F
Further Information for Gulf ensuring the protection
County Victims motorists.
To get legal protection from a
domestic violence offender in
,'Gulf County, a victim should go Notice to Blind
to the: Office of the Clerk of lly pai
"*Courts at the Gulf County Visually Impai
C, :Courthouse and ask for the civil Mary B. Hooks, Secret
divisiono. Officials there will be the Department of Labor
Employment Security.


Bus Driver

Training Class
The Gulf County School
Board is planning to start a 40
hour school bus driver training
class on Monday, August 23rd
b,.beginning at 6:00 ET at the Gulf
County Adult School in Port St.
Joe.
For more information you
"may call Carolyn Peak at 227-
1204 or 639-2422.


le

pre-
count
uding
nes of
own-






nts

Patrol
license
heck-
rough
4, CR-
SR-71

r pre-
fective
*s will
, vehi-
lefects
tires
pment.
ill be
Id vio-
ws of

these
fective
pment
'lorida
of all



or

red
ary of
and
an-


nounced the,. Division of Blind
Services availability of awards
from the gifts and donations
funds. The purpose of these
awards is to 'provide assistance
and/or funding to entities with
an interest in serving Floridians
who are blind or visually
impaired.
The application deadline,
October 1, at the Division of
Blind Services, located at 2551
Executive Center Drive West 200,
Lafayette Building Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2950.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1999 PAGE 3B




1 Not Just For Kids Anymore
games? At the national level, we're Technology is critically you will stand taller-and feel
*Teachers and school off- working hard to provide commu- important f were gong topre- taller-than you ever have. Back-
cials: Make your school parent- nities like yours with more of the pare our children for success to-school time is a perfect time to
_a. 'h ff i l.. '.l.l d,,.'. ......11 In into the 21st Century. start.


and They Will Soar," and you can
get a free kit by simply calling the
U.S. Department of Education at
1-800-USA-LEARN, or by visiting
our web site at www.ed.gov/
Family/agbts.
Here are a few ideas that can
get you started:
*Employers;. Be "family-.
friendly." Give your employees
the time to meet with teachers or
volunteer for school activities. It's
good for education, and good for
your bottom line. Giving parents
flexible work schedules helps you
keep your top-notch workers,
Also encourage your employ-
ees' to be mentors and tutors to
young people. Offer students
internships and work-study
experiences.
And invite teachers into your
workplace to show them the.'
skills that today's workers must
have. This will help teachers to
make sure students take the
courses they'll need to gain those
skills.
*Parents: Try to slow down
your lives and help your children
grow. Spend at least 30 minutes
a day supervising your children's
education.,
Start early, and read to your
youngest children. Share books
with your older children. Keep in
touch with 'teachers: Make sure
your children are doing their
homework.
Keep TV watching to a mini-
mum. And talk with your chil-
dren., frankly .about drugs, and
violence and the values you want
them to have.
*Educators, Community
Leaders and Law Enforcement
Officials: Many communities
are holding town meetings with
mental health professionals: to .
talk about troubled youth and
school violence.
'Think about holding one in
your community. Talk. about
ways to help troubled youth and
find ways to connect each young
person to at least one caring
adult. Every child should feel that
he or she is the most important
person in an adult's life.
Creating connections and a
caring environment in the home,
at school, and in the community
is an important part of prevent-
ing violence. And work with oth-
ers in your community to develop
quality after-school and summer
programs.
Isn't it better to have chil-
dren' in school where they can
continue learning, rather than
being at home alone, or going to
the mall to play violent yideo


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 24, 1999
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of 'County
Commirsioners met this date in v...orkshop,
,session with the folov'.-.irn members pre.
sent' Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters Jr John
Stanley Jr Blll. E. Tral~or and Warren J
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland,, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
and County Engineer Representative Ralph
Rish.
The workshop was called to order at
10:00 a.m, E.D.T.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/ST.
JOE COMPANY-Peter Rummel, Vice
President of St. Joe Company, appeared
before the Board to discuss that the com-
pany has begun developing their property
(both residentially and commercially), and
he stated that they have many plans for
economic development in Gulf County.
After discussion that no definitive dates
have been set for any of the proposed pro-
jects, William J. Rish discussed the St. Joe
S" Company staff and the excellent job they
have been doing. Members of the Board
thanked St. Joe Company representatives,
Congressman Allen Boyd, and
Representative Bev Kilmer for attending
this meetings
There being. no further business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 10:19 p.m.,
E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, ,CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: ,BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 27, 1999
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this, date .in regular
,session with the following members pre-
,sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
StaAley, Jr., Billy E.'Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager,. Jr, ,, .. .' ,- ,. -
Others present ".-re i ,-,, .'[re,
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benn,,, C Li,ster
Deputy Clerk .T..'ir, McL'n,imor' CIitf
Administrato,r D.,_n BuUer, Administrative
A-slstint Debbe W,bc.ero Administrator/
Emergency Ma nar,emenit Director' Larry
Wells,. Building Official/Assistant Planner
Michael Hammond,. Building Inspector/
Assistant Planner David Richardson,
'Emergency Management/91.1 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson;- 'Mosquit o Control
Department Secretary .Sandy Hobbs,
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee,. Solid'Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Adminis-
trator Bo Williams,, Sheriffs ,Departmeni
Captain Joe Nugent, and Auxiliary, Deputy
Sheriff John Garner.
The meeting was called to order al
7:00 p,m.. E.D.T'
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance t.: the Flag
CONSENT" AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN.
TAL CONSENT, AGENDA--Jpon ,motion b)
Commissioner Ye'ager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and uhahnimous
vOte, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda (after corrections to the minutes of
July 13, 1999 Regular Meeting) and the
Supplemental Consent Agenda (after delet'
ing the resolution, in support .of St. Joe
Company's, realignment of U.S.' Highway
98), as follows: ,
....CONSFENT AGEND_:.*"
1. Minutes
-July 8, 1999 Special Meeting.
-July 13, 1999 Workshop. :
-July 13, 1999 Highland View Water
Board
-July 13, 1999 Regular Meeting
-July 20, 1999 Special Meeting
2. Appointment Gulf Coast Workforct
Dev. Board (Tanya Lemons)
3. Grant Application North Florida Heac
Start (DBS System)
4. Invoice Bay Medical Center Health
Care Responsibility Act (Mork #99080
00142 $6,669.96 to be paid front
Account #51462-31500)
5. Tax Roll Recapitulation 1998
SUPPLEMENTAL CONEN AGENDA:
1. Appointment -' Construction- Industr
Licensing Board (Rodney1Hall) .
2.. Invoice
-County Attorney Timothy ,McFarlahn
(June, 1999 $1,252.50 .to be pail
from Account #21314-31100)
-Kenny Strange Electric (#16
$2,857.98 & #17 $4,295.00 to be
paid from Beaches Water System)
*Delete" 3. Resolution Supporting Hwy
98 alternate route at St. Joe Beach
4. Travel FCF/FAC Ethics Workshol
(8/20/99 Orlando)'
RECEIVE BIDS #9899-22/COUNT'
INSURANCE-Pursuant to advertisement
to receive sealed bids (#9899-22) for vari


resources youun eec to accom-
plish these goals.
If Congress agrees, we will
'expand after-school programs,
help reduce class size in hiring
,100,000 well-prepared teachers,
fund safe and drug-free school
programs, provide mentors for
middle school students and put
them on the road to college, and
build or modernize schools to
alleviate overcrowding and put
computers into every classroom.


ous ,runtr, insurar.n e po, i:lies the f,,Ire,.din
Compiles submitted bids C-hairman Kro,,:,\
appointed Chief Admini-trator Butler, Chilel
Deputy Clerk Btrmrinoham n dmmnistrator
Wells, Building Official Hammond and
Solid Waste Direc:tor Darnif,rd to serve on
,the insurance committee. Upon motion, by
Commissioner Yeager,'. 'second ',.',by;
Commissioner Stanley, -and unanimous
vote, the Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendauon by the. committee:
Florida League of Cities; Gaskin-Graddy
Insurance Agency; Hunt Insurance Group;
and Risk Management Associates (R/M/A).
PUBLIC HEARINGS COMP PLAN -
iCAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS/SCHOOL
ELEMENT-Pursuant to advertisement to
hold public hearings to consider elements
to be incorporated into' the comprehensive
plan, Chief Administrator Butler presented
,a five (5) year schedule of capitall impr.:.'e
ments. There being no publi- ,m:.:.rrmrnil
Commissioner Traylor motioned to accept
,'this schedule for submission 'to. the
.Departnent'of C, n u n I t Affairsfor incor-
-p r iLJ..n ri to the ioimp plan C-:.n,',iniil,ner
', eager se .-..rded the i ,,.i,,n :,r,3 it pas.'e,:'
"una.ni' ,usli C:hi e Adirnihls at,'or Butler
then pre.enrtd revisions to the
Intergovernmental 'Coordination Element
(relating to schools). There being, no public
comment, Commissioner Yeager motioned
to adopt these revisions and proceed with
submitting them to the Department of
Community Affairs for approval and incor-
poration into the comp plan. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
ORDINANCE MOTOR VEHICLE
TITLE LOANS-Pursuant to advertisement
) to hold a public hearing to' consider adop-
tion of an ordinance .regulating interest
rates charged by motor vehicle title loan
:agencies (30% cap), Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by title. There
ber ing no public comment and upon motion
b', Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote
i-. the Board adopted -h'e ,:, .,.-..n titled ordi-
: .nance: ... '
ORDINANCE NO. 99-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
'_ COUNTY COMMISSIONERS :OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA ENTITLED "MOTOR
VEHICLE TITLE LOAEC S, THE ORDINANCE
i-L.LL ET.-DLiSi.H A A\l MN.JMl1ir IMINTEREST
RA FIE ,*-LHRCEABLE E'I' THE' LENDER;
-;PROVIDE FOR, DISCLOSURES; PROVIDE
,:FOR irpF'EC ING RECORDS AND PREMIS-
r. ES F.' IDE FOR PENALTIES PROVIDE
SR F CR DNFLICTS PRO'.'IDE FOF SEVER-
SABILITY, AND PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE
.','DATE. (Complete ordinance on file with the
l .Clerk) : ..
U.S& HIGHWAY 98 REALIGNMENT -
ST,' JOE BEACH/RESOLUTION--Chris
Corr, of St. Joe Company; and John Pollard
3 and Andy Durham, of PBS&J, Inc.,
t appeared before the Board"to discuss the
proposed realignment of U.S. Highway. 98
in the St. Joe Beanch area. Mr. Pollard.dis-
t. *cussed the project and presented 'drawings
of the proposed change, and reported that a
public information workshop will be held in
October, 1999 and a public hearing will be
S held to .-prl 200,,:, LF.pn inquiry about the
po:tssbli.,, ,:of h,,ldina puJt lc-meetings at a
Location in the St. Joe Beach area (as the
residents there will be most affected),, Mr.
S, C.:rr r'p.,rild that additional meetings may
S be held r. that area.' Upon motion by
t Commissioner Traylor, second by
'f "Commissioner Yeager,and nd a''4-0 'vote
e ',(Commissioner Peters abstained due to
" owning stock in the ,St. Joe Company), the
e Board adopted .the following resolution of
support:
RESOLUTION NO. 99-21
S BE IT RESOLVED -by the Board of
County. Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida as follows:
WHEREAS: the St. Joe Company owns
r significant property to the west of the
Intracoastal Waterway along the Gulf of
Mexico in the area known as "St. Joe
Beach" in Gulf County; and
e n WHEREAS, the St. Joe' Company envi-
sions the development of a new resort com-
d munity at the St. Joe 'Beach property; and
: ,,. WHEREAS, the St. Joe Company pro-
h poses to provide an alternate route inland
S approximately 3.8 miles of U.S. Highway 98
n at St. Joe Beach in order to better facilitate
future development plans; and
WHEREAS, the proposed realignment
greatly enhances the potential success for
the beachfront resort community envi-
y signed by The St. Joe Company in Gull
County, Florida;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
d that the Gulf County Board of County
d Commissioners does hereby declare its
support of The St. Joe Company's proposal
to provide an alternate route for a portion
e of U.S. Highway 98 at St. Joe Beach and
recognizes the substantial benefits that it
may bring to the Gulf County region.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the
p Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners does hereby agree to assist
f The St. Joe Company in determining meth-
t ods and measures to accelerate the permit-
ting, approvals and development of the


If you want to get involved,
you don't have to go it alone.
Building partnerships is the key.
Join with others in your commu-
nity to determine your school's'
needs and then ask teachers and
principals how you can support
their efforts.
No one stands taller than
when they stoop down to help a
child. Get involved with your
community's young people, and


realignment pronjc:L including eni:.:.uraginrg
re.ulat,:,r and pernnung agencies to Iast
lhack the appro,,a process to the ifulle-4t
extent possible .
I ADOPTED this 27th da.y o: July, 1999.
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING/1999-2000 TEN-
TATIVE BUDGET-Clerk Lister reported
that trie 'School Board has scheduled'their
first budget pubbc hearing for September
7th, therefore/the C'.,mmis_.ioners will need
to hosee another date to hold their first
public hearing. After ,i.cu.Ssion,
Commissioner Peters motioned to 'hold
another special .budget meeting on
Tuesday, August 3rd at 5:;00 p.m.. in an
attempt to reduce the millage rate, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion. After discussion that
changes can be made at the public hear-
ings, the motion failed 3 to 2, with,
C.:,mmnni;ii.inrs Peter. and Yeager voting
,; Uporn m,.'non b.y Commissioner Traylor,
oe%..nd rb C.:rn.mmsioner Yeager and urnan-
Im.:u '....e, rth'- B.ard scheduled the first
budget public hearing l.:r Septelrnb'er
19.99.at 5'01 p'm :'E DT .
PROPOSED CULVERT ORDINANCE-'
?Attorne, M11Farland presented the pro-
p,,.Sed .ul.ert ordinance for the Board's
review prior to-the next regular meeting.
PLANNING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW-
BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS-Chief
Administrator.Butler presented the follow-
ing recommendations from the Planning &
De el:,pment Revew Board meeting of July
26 1999 Ior the Bcard s considerationn.
A Final Plat Approval Two Palms
Subdi.esion- Recommendation that the
, Board grant I'nal plat approval upon the
.:.llo'.'mine contingencies 111 Health
Departmrnet septic systems must be
allk ed on each lot. and 121 receipt :of a
ro-adc'ay ,,'scuntv bond or engineer ceruli.
alion that the roadway is constructed
properly upon moon ty Comnirilonrer
Yeager second by CommissiOi'ner Peters.
anid unanimou,,s \ote. the B',:ard approvedI
.hi' I ruo,: menr dation. .",
B. variancec e Denial Zuti-u:lka (Parcel
t:,3794-.,i36Ri RerommendAtonr that the
B,:,ard den,,' a 'ariance request to encroach
into thr icle nieta.l: and roadside setback
line,.' '-iF",n notion by Commissioner
Peter,. .'.:ond b:, Co.,mmis-sioner Y"eager
and uJninaimou .,s oe the Board approved
th'is re.c-ommendcauon
C Final Plat Policy" Recommendation
itht the Board require that the Planning'
Building Department. not place a subdivi-
sion on the Planning Development Review
Board agenda for final plat review unless
100% of the required documents, are sub-
mitted by the required date as stated on the
application. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
this recommendation.
TELEPHONE LONG DISTANCE SER-
VICE BIDS (#9899-21)-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that additional infor-
mation has been requested from the two (2)
bidders on the -long distance telephone ser-
vice, and' there. should be a recommenda-
tion ieady by the next regular meeting.
TRAVEL F.I.R.M. REGULATIONS-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
.Congressman Boyd will be meeting, with
F.E.M.A. representatives. regarding the
amended Flood Insurance Rating Maps for
Gulf County, stating that representatives
from the County should attend this meeting
with Congressman Boyd. He further report-
ed that a concerned citizens group is send-
ing Sue Marley (surveyor) to Washington,
D.C. to attend the meeting, and he request-
ed.that the Board also send, a representa-
tive. Commissioner Peters then motioned
f that the Board approve for Commissioner
Yeager and -Chief Administrator Butler to
Travel to Washington D.C. for this meeting.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
MECHANIC ROAD DEPARTMENT-
Assistant Road Superintendent Knee
reported that the application period has
ended for the mechanic position, and he
recommended that the Board hire Mike
Ludlam to fill this position. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this recommendation,
effective as soon as his paperwork is com-
plete.
S plEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GRANT
FUNDS-Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that he has $15,000.00-
f $20,000.00 in E.M.P.A. grant funds which
he would like to carry forward to next fiscal
) year. Upon discussion that this change can
be made at the first fiscal year 1999-2000
s budget public hearing, Commissioner
I Traylor motioned to approve this request.
I Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
I HEALTH DEPARTMENT GRANT-
Health Department Administrator Doug
Kent reported that a Boys-to-Men (Teen
Pregnancy) grant has been awarded to the
Health Department, and two (2) Human
Resource Specialists will be, hired.
ANIMAL CONTROL BOARD-Upon
inquiry by Captain Nugent, Attorney


?*


irilendly. Reach UUL LU t li t ieslO
and remove the obstacles that
sometimes make them reluctant
to get involved in school activi-
ties.
*Students: Challenge your-.
selves! Take the tough courses in
middle and high school that will
put you on the road to college
and careers. Take algebra in.
eighth grade, geometry in ninth
grade, and physics, chemistry,
and trigonometry in high school.
Take four years, of a foreign lan-'
guage, and an advanced place-
ment art, music, English, or his-. ,
tory course.
Explore tech prep and other
career courses. Studies 4show' ''
that students who take academi-' '
cally challenging, high school
courses are more likely to attend%,
and complete college and earn
more in the work world, regard-.
less of their family's financial sta-
tus, race, or gender.
Elementary school students
should focus on reading, reading,
and reading--and math, too. i z.
Develop those basic skills. And- ,
no child should be promoted to a: '
grade they're 'not ready for. Let's
get rid of social promotion. If
some children aren't' making the
grade, give them the extra help. '
they need, either after school or ,,
over the weekends-and summers.


MINUTES OF THE 0 I


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


S PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf Cuic t v Planning and De elopment Re- ie Board ill meet

Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., in the Gulf CCunry :

Commllission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse cI discuss'and

possibly act upon the following:

1) .Approv Minutes July 26, 1999

2) Minor Replat- O. R. Jones -Parcel U 3191.100

3) Final Subdivision Approval Clifton Place Subdivision Phase I and Phase II
Sitc,- August 19, 1999


NlFIu-land reported that he ''itl FiirivdI the
Sherinitf Departmenrit .,'h a h.-t f [t le- mem-
rer, o*rn true ,An im;4J c, r't.:. B. rd
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Buidindm O.li...iJ Hammond'report-
ed that property values added to the tax roll
from the Planning/Building Department is
:approximately $16 million (doubled from
last year's figures), and -he re. 'ren.j f:,r his'
department are up 33% over last year.
BUILDING CONDEMNATION PLAN-
NING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT-Building
Official Hammond reported that Michael
Bobzien's property, has been surveyed, and
he will be ready to make a recommendation
at the next regular meeting.
MOBILE HOME' ORDINANCE-Upon
discussion that the Count, mobile home
ordinance does riot spe1.', an "age" for
mobile homes (it is current policy),
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise to amend the Mobile Home Ordinance
to specify that all tra.lkr .r3 'ear-s rand .:.Ider
,must- be inspected. C(O:mi-,ssi,-ner iYeaer
seconded the im..'u:.rn ,rd it pa~-c'd runarn
nmoiusly. -
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPART-
MENT-Upon discussion by Building
Official Hammond and Health Department
Administrator Kent that KMT, Inc. should
be finished with the-\veaJhai:hkia Health
Department renovation by the e-nd ..fJuly,
Commissioner Stanley motioned to set a
completion date of August '.9th.
Commissioner .'Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously
(Attorney McFarland to submit a letter to
KMT, Inc., notifying them of this date).
.S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-S.H.I.P.
Administrator Williams reported that a
good response was received during the
application process, and the S.H.I.P. 'lot-
tery" will be held on July 28th. ..
'RESOLUTION #99-21 I/REALIGN-
MENT OF U.S. HIGHWAY 98-Upon dis-
cussion by Bo Williams regarding, adoption
of a resolution in support of realignment of
U.S. Highway 98 prior to having public
input, Attorney McFarland, stated-'that the
resolution supports beginning the studies
which will have to be performed to movethe
road (public meetings will be helI at a later
date).
CENSUS 2000 pOMMITTEE-911
'Coordinator. Nelson. requested that each
Commissioner contact him with a commit-'
tee member recommendation for the
'Census 2000 Committee '(one from each
district).
:The meeting did'. then recess at 8:15
p.m., E.D.T.
The' meeting reconvened at 8:38 p.m.,
E.D.T. '
NUISANCE ORDINANCE-Commis-
sioner Traylor discussed the, County's.nui-
sance ordinance, stating tlat the clean-up
process is too lengthy. After discussion that
Doug Kent cannot serve as 'Special Master
for these cases due to his employment,
Commissioner Traylor requested that
Attorney McFarland and : Chief
Administrator .Butler review and simplify
this ordinance.
'TENTATIVE BUDGET 1999-2000-.
Commissioner Peters discussed the
County's Reserve for Contingencies over the
last five years, stating that the Board had
$100,000.00-$150,000.00 each year and
the proposed figure for next year is approx-
imately $500,000.00. He further stated that
he is very disappointed with the. tentative
budget and feels that the village rate
should be reduced.' '
MEETING -' F.I.R.M.-Commissioner
Yeager reported that he will hold a commu-
nity meeting on Saturday, July 31st at 9:00
a.m. to discuss the Flood Insurance Rating
Map changes made by F.E.M.A.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Commissioner
Stanley reported on a letter received from
Peggy Plair, in appreciation for funds she
received through this program.
I ENGINEERING --ROAD PAVING DOC
WHITFIELD ROAD-Upon discussion
regarding beginning engineering on repair-
ing the Doc Whitfield (Howard Creek) Road.
Commissioner Stanley motioned for Preble-
Rish. Inc. to prepare cost estimates, for
recapping portions of Doc Whitfield Road
(from Highway.71 to the freshwater ditch
and from Highway 71 to the bridge near the
prison), with the engineering costs not to
exceed 85.000.00. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously..
ENGINEERING' ROAD PAVING -
LUCIA AVENUE-Chairman Knox passed
the Chair to. Vice Chairman Peters,, and
motioned for Preble-Rish, Inc. to prepare a
cost estimate for recapping Lucia Avenue in
Beacon Hill, with the engineering costs not
to exceed $5.000.00. Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman Peters returned the
chair to Commissioner Knox.
There being no further, business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:50 p.m.. E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK












Evangelist Clay Mitchell In Revival at Apalachicola


Rev. Clay Mitchell of
Restoration Fires Ministries will
be conducting revival services at
the Apalachicola First Assembly
of God on Sunday, August 22nd,
through Wednesday the 25th.
Bro. Mitchell has been an
Assemblies of God minister in
the Alabama District for over six
years. He has served on the staff
of First Assembly of God in


MEDITATIONS OF A
Byr LOWELL F. ADAMSr

By LOWELL F. ADAMS


And God Said
"Then opened He
their understanding"_
Luke 24:45


Montgomery and at Lomax
Assembly of God in Clanton
before leaving the youth pas-
torate in August 1998 to engage
in full time evangelism.
Bro. Mitchell has a tremen-
dous testimony of God's power to
deliver, heal and save as he was
held captive by drugs, alcohol
and pornography. He has a heart
for God's people and a burning


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(-tOD'S WORD IS CLEAR on what the world
YE conditions would be like in this modern age.
Very few, however, seem to understand the warnings.
In Isaiah 40:22, more than 2800 years ago, He
tells us the earth is round, or a circle. Standing
thereon, it doesn't look round, so many people still
believe the earth is flat. In fact, there is a "Flat Earth
Society" in this very country.
In Nahum 2, verse 3, God tells us about the
railroad trains. ". The charilots shall go (be powered)
with flaming torches, the fir trees shall be terribly
shaken." With a passing train in the night, one might
feel vibration, maybe even hear dishes or silverware
rattle. Surely nearby trees are shaken also.
'Verse 4 of that chapter says, "The chariots shall
rage in the streets, they shall justle one against
another in the 'broad ways they shall run like
lightning." These prophetic words were written long
before mankind even dreamed of mnodern-day,
bustling street traffic. 'Travel was by donkey carriages
or walking along dusty trails. There were .no
highways, and the crude carts used then, certainly
had no headlights.
Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio,
worked long and hard, trying to construct an airplane
that would fly. They finally accomplished that. Most
everyone knows the Wright brothers operated a
bicycle shop while they were building 'that first
airplane. But few may know of their newspaper, The
West Side News. It was printed on a press the
brothers built. This was before they had the bicycle
shop.
Quite likely, the Word of God may have inspired
them to follow .their dream of a flying machine. Verses
suchi as Jeremiali 48:40, 'or 49:22; Deut. 2,:49;'
Daniel 7:4; Hosea 8:1; Hab. 1:8, and others certainly
would suggest that possibility.
God reveals a great deal of knowledge in His,
Word, but many of us pay little attention.' "They say
unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the
knowledge of thy ways." (Job 21:14)
One)day He may say, "I'told you about it, long ago!"



F First united Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410-

r Sunday Worship
servicess ..........I.:.......... .............. 9:00 a.m. CT


MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND


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


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


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


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



311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6;00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am *.Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer, Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that'trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us, in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School ................ .. .9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . . . .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


desire to preach the Gospel mes-
sage to listening ears and hear-
ing hearts.
Before entering the full time
ministry in 1993, Clay had spent
12 years serving in the United
States Navy stationed in the U.S.
and overseas. He has seen and
experienced life from all possible
areas, and feels that he is very
well qualified to preach a rele-
vant and timely message of God's'
grace, forgiveness and power. He
believes that the Word of God is
still relevant in our times and for
for our generations, and he

New Covenant
MWOC Career Day
New Covenant MWOC will be
hosting a Career Day on
Saturday, August 21 at the New
Covenant Church located at 252.
Avenue E in Port St. Joe.
This event will be opened to-
children in fifth grades through
adults (no age limits), and will
provide education and career
information.
For more information please
call 229-8137 and leave a mes-
sage. Lunch will be provided.


Gospel Recording at
Marina Civic Center
Local gospel artists, Michael -
Gradv and The New Gulf Coast
Singers. have signed a contract
with the award-winning gospel
singer and producer, John P.
Kee, to produce their first album.
Concert tickets are on sale at.
the Marina Civic Center Box
Office for $15. The concert
recording will be at 7 p.m. at the
Marina Ciic on August 27.
You don't want to miss this
historic event.


chooses to believe Godl
For more information about
this service, you can contact
Pastor Eddie Causey, Sr. at (850)
653-9046.

Zion Fair Missionary
Men's Day Celebration
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be celebrating its
annual Men's Day program on
August 22.
The 11:00 a.m. speaker will
be the Rev. Allen Welborn of First
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe.
The 6:00 p.m. speaker will be
Rev. Johnny Jenkins of New Life
Christian Center of Port St. Joe.
Rev. Frank Jones and the
Zion Fair family are inviting you
to come and have a glorious time
in the Lord.
Gospel Sing With
"The Thompsons"
The Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be hosting a gospel
sing featuring "The Thompsons"
on August 21st, at 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Abe Springs Baptist Church
is located on Highway 275 South,
in Blountstown.
Pastor Allen Pitts and con-
gregation extend an Invitation to
everyone. For more information
' call 674-5880.

Youth Career Day
"Youth Career Day" will be
held at New Covenant Church.
located at 252 Avenue E in Port
St. Joe, on Saturday. August 21,.
at 10:00 a.m. Grade six through
college students planning to
attend should R.S.V.P. by Friday,
August 20, at 3:00 p.m., ET.
For more information con-,
tact Debbie Ward at 229-2619.


I You See News Happening Call...
S2,
The Star at 227-1278



"A Port of Victo' y"

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2420 Long jAven-' Poat 5t. 3oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ........ ........ 10a..... .m. Give .,nto the Lo'r tl e glov-y
Sunday Morning Worship ....... ... ..... 11 a.m. e 'HI n.s ,le, vos'. llp tile
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\k I The friendly place to Worship!


Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDI.iLE OF SEP ICES
,r. Worship 'Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
P^. e Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
.ce V"*'''" Wednesday Adult Prayer'and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m..
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexicq Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

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Bible Study: MEETS Worship:
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6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 29.-8310
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P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:39 and 11:00 am, (ET)
++ SUnday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8 00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


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/Ove
is
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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 '
Worship Sundays at 11 a.i; and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


nday


Kaleb Shiver


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB, FL o THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1999


Anger'

In Ephesians 4:26, we find,
"Be angry but do not sin; do not
let the sun go down on your
Sanger." Recently, there has been
intense anger in the work place. -
Sometimes we see too much,
----------- "Road Rage".
Oliver F. Taylor As I write this, there have
Visitation Minister, First been killings in Georgia and.;
United Methodist Church Alabama in workplaces. This is
not in keeping with Christianity.
Every Christian needs to' control their anger. It's.
alright to have a temper, but Christians are admonished
to keep their tempers under control. To God, human life
is important and should not be destroyed in a fit of self-
ish rage. If you have problems of this sort you should go-
to God in prayer. God will listen to our problems and
calm our lives. There is no problem too great for God to ,
help. As Christians we need to control our anger.


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


S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH'
,,s C' U : T. Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. o
Adult School ..........11 a.m. o
eSunday School
*Young Children '
*Nursery Available


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


SFirst Baptist Church

S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ....... ..... ....... 9:45am
I I Worship Service ..... ........ ... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ... .... .. .... . 6:00 pm
SEvening Worship ............7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting I............7:00 pm

"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH SIBLE CHURCH


801 20th Street


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


Sunday School ..... . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ........... 6:00 p.m.
.^"^ Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. D
PASTOR Choir Di?


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
owns, Jr. Diana Sealey
rector Youth & Children's Director


ace Baptist Chu.

[BUT TM05I WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW ThEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL 5OAR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLE5 ISAIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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Thank You Wewa
Ambulance Crew
On Saturday, August 7, our'
baby got ahold of some liquid
comet with bleach. How much .he:
drank we don't know. He was riot
breathing when I called 911.
Within five minutes, para-.
medics Vance Scott and Terry,
Knowles were coming through
the front door. Kaleb was in my.
arms and very sick. Vance Scott
took full control, took. Kaleb out,
of my arms and to the waiting.
ambulance.
I want to personally thank
Terry Knowles and Vance Scott
for being there when I needed
them and for knowing what to,
do.
Pam and Glynn Shiver


Highway 71/


Cecil, Cotn Sr. Blvd./


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Navy Airman
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Navy Airman Daryl D. Walls, cla
son of Daryl F. Walls and Sherrie rat
M. :Woms of Wewahitchka, Is the
currently half-way through a six- ing
month deployment while ful
assigned to the aircraft carrier JO
USS Theodore Roosevelt, home to
ported in Norfolk, Virginia. pre
During the first half of the the
deployment, Walls' ship helped
conduct the NATO bombing and
airstrike missions against mili- obt
tary and strategic installations in Naf
the Federal Republic of for
Yugoslavia. mo
Operation Allied Force, the to
largest NATO air attack in me
Europe, was launched after Nav
Yugoslavian President Slobodan
Milosevic refused diplomatic
efforts to end his military offens- car
es and accept peace terms with cal
the ethnic Albanian majority of N
the Kosovo province. -
Walls' ship recently departed R
the Adriatic Sea for the Arabian
Gulf. There it is scheduled to
feli.ve the aircraft carrier USS Go(
Kitty Hawk and to continue par- Sus
ticipating in Operation Southern Joe
Watch, enforcing U.N. resolu- Nav
tions levied-against Iraq after the Tra
1991 Gulf War, patrolling the no- Lak
y.. fly zone over Southern Iraq, and
prohibiting the flow of contra- M
baxid to and from Iraq. l
; Carriers, like USS Theodore
Roosevelt, are forward deployed
around the world to maintain a
U.S. presence and provide rapid
response iri times of crisis. They:
serve as a highly visible deterrent
to would-be aggressors and, if
deterrence fails, offer the most .
versatile and powerful weapons
available.
The 1998 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School joined
the Navy in August 1998.

Kilbourn Gets
Onboard With
The U.S. Navy,
Kate L. Kilbourn is a 1999
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and daughter of Port St.
Joe's Mark Kilbourn and Laura
Burnett of Griffiti, Georgia. .
Kilbourn is the granddaughter of .
Mary Agnes Stephens of Port St.. ,
Joe. Kilbourn recently enlisted in
the Navy's Delayed Entry
program (DEP). J,,
Aftercomplating ba.&ic train-
ing" in \Great Lakes, Illinois,
Kilbourn is scheduled to atted
the Navy's five week Job Oriented Jun
Basic Skills (JOBS) Program tim
Training in the Airframe
Mechanic career, field in" Son
Pensacola and then will be the
assigned to one of the Navy's
many duty stations around 'the Jr.;
world. froi
The (JOBS) enlistment pro- M.
gram option trains young people of I


o do not meet a specific Armed
rvices Vocational Aptitude
ttery (ASVAB) test score
quirement to qualify for a Navy
ss "A" technical school in a
ing (skill specialty) in which
ey show. potential. After enter-
g the Navy and upon success-
completion of recruit training,
BS program applicants report
the JOBS strand school for
eliminary training before
tering the "A" school for which
*y qualified.
DEP allows individuals to
tain guaranteed training in the
vy without actually departing.
basic training for up to 12
nths. This gives the individual
ne to complete high school or
take care of other commit-
nts before beginning their
vy career.
For more information on
reer opportunities in the Navy,
1 (toll-free) 1-888-ALL-NAVY.

avy Airman
recruit Goodrich
Navy Airman Recruit Ryan S.
)drich, son of Gary R. and
ian A. Goodrich of Port St.
, recently completed U.S.
y basic training at Recruit
ining Command in Great
:es, Illinois.


During the eight-week pro-
gram, Goodrich completed a vari-
ety of training which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, fire fighting, water safe-
ty and survival, and shipboard
and aircraft safety. An emphasis
was also placed on physical fit-
ness.
Goodrich and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Navy's core values-honor,
courage and commitment-and
how to apply them in their mili-
tary, performance and personal
conduct. Goodrich joins 55,000
men and women who will enter
the Navy this year from all over
the country.
Men and women train
together from their -first day in.
the Navy just as they do aboard
ships and at shore commands
around the world. To, reinforce
the team concept, Goodrich and
other recruits also were trained,
in preventing sexual harassment
and ensuring equal opportunity .
Even as the naval service
gets smaller over the next few
.years, highly' motivated young
people like Goodrich are still
finding an opportunity to
improve, their knowledge and
education as they become part of
the most highly technical .naval


force in history.
This year alone the Navy will
have more than 57,000 job open-
ings and opportunities which
include guaranteed training.

Adult School To
Administer GED
The GED test will be given
through the Gulf County Adult
School on September 1st and
2nd. Testing will begin promptly
at 7:30 a.m., ET. Wednesday and
Thursday. The test will.-be given
at the Gulf County Adult School
located at 2855 Long Avenue. in,
Port St. Joe.
Registration began on
August 16th and will beheld
through 12:00 noon on Friday,
August 20th, at the Gulf County,
Adult School;, ask for Merri
Christie. Registration fee is
$40.00, cash\ or money orders
only..
The school offers GED prepa-
ration along with the regular
adult education program. You
will need to remediate prior to
taking test. Come in now to
enroll!!!
If you have any questions,
please call 227-1744 and ask for
Merri Christie.


World War II veterans of the 244th Port Company gathered for the tenth time on Saturday,
ne 5th. The survivors of the once 234 man strong company reunite once each year at the
rianna State Park for a dinner and weekend of reminiscing with friends made during a difficult
e in their lives and that of our country.
During World War II, the company departed from Melbourne, .Alaska, traveled through the
ithwest Pacific Islands, and ended their journey in Tokyo, Japan.'As a result of the assignment,
veterans earned five battle stars.
Seated in front (from left) in the photo above are Winston Glissoni, of Bartow; Horace R. Grant,
of Cropwell, Alabama; Cecil Newman, of Okeechobee; and Clarence Moore, of Vernon; (in rear,
m left) Patsy L. Desantis, of Jamestown, New York; Charles Hilton, of Scottsboro. Alabama; Sy
Kahn, of Port Townsend, Washington; Willard Dunn, of Blackshear, Georgia; and Howard Rogers,
Port. St. Joe.


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* 205 Arkansas Dr., Mexico Beach This single wide home has 2 Br, 2
Ba,. unfurni-hed v.,,hei/dryer' hook-ups, cen. heat/air, fenced
yard. $54,900. '
109 C 29th St. Mexico Beach "Water's Edge" This 2 Br, 2 full bath
/'condo is just steps from the beach. Furnished, washer/dryer, cen-
tral heat/air. Great Rentall $159,000. .... :
704 Highway 98 Two lots with Unobstructed Gulf View, zoned
General Commercial, lots are 100' on highway and 150' deep; lots'
are 'en.:ed. $.275,000.


MEXICO BEACH
414 Colorado Drive, This Pre-Construction home has 3 bedrooms,
2 baths, approx,'1400 sq. ft. heat/cool, master bedroom has walk-in
closet, garage, large lot approx. 100 x 158, great floor plan, within
walking distance to. beach. $129,900.00
.11.9 Fourth St. This double wide mobile home is in excellent condi-
tion and near the.beach. Thi i Wne has 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths,
master bedroom has walk-inI ltbtral heat/air, new carpet, gar-
den tub in master bedroom, $89,900.00
123 Fourth Street This dou e d bile home is on a corner lot,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, center tl deck, large shed, driveway,
near beach, excellent.condition. $69,900.00
101-C Miramar.Dr. Very niceo, biprne 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath town-
Shome, furnished, privacy W 6,, l, irs deck has water view.
$109,000.
820 Hwy. 98. This commercial building has many- possibilities.
Located in high traffic area of Mexico Beach. Approx. 1200 sq. ft. lot
size approx. 66'x88'. $350,000.


SEA SHORES $UBDIVISION
701 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths,
formal dining room. breakfast room, laundry room. Master balh has
garden tub, separate shower. Other features include covered patio,
screened, heated pool, fenced yard, sprinkler system, landscaped
$229,900.00
707 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful stilt home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
approx. 2248 sq. ft.. pantry, lots of storage, dual healtair, fireplace,
Ig. laundry rm., upstairs loft room may be used for office, playroom,
den, large deck. $163,000.' .
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lot 65x130, financing available. $4,000.00 down, $247.16 per month
for 15 years 10%. interest $27,000.
WEWAHITCHKA
121 Ridge Crest, Bryant's Landing, This 1993 double-wide mobile
home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, cen. heat/air, satellite dish, storage
building, decks, near the river, great fishing, never been flooded.
$36.000.

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7438 Georgia Ave. 3 bedroom 2: bath, very well kept, double wide 410, 412 Iqq"aiw3- 'i 3', cleared,
mobile hom l ath in mas- homes only, .
yater bedroo"d. ct 4~0hoWefenced back 420, Colorado Dr., lot approx., 100'x158', cleared, homes only.
yard. $6.9,000. $29,900..
236 Pine St. This 2 bedroom, :1 bah is ust as .ort wal to beach $29,900Z
236 Pine St. This 2 bedroom, 1 bah is just a short walk to beach, 401 Texas Drive lot approx. 100'xl00', homes only, water tap paid
has extra room built on side for storage, great rental or beach retreat. $25,000. Reduced to $24,500, Homes only.
$49,000. .
348 Cortez St. This 2 bed .. h home is on 2 large lots,
approx. 150'x150', seller Jl t appraisal. Priced below BEACON HILL
appraisal. Great fixer-upper. Priced to sell $79,900. Sun Ray Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid, financing avail-
136 Pineda St. WATER VIEW APPROX. 300'TO BEACH-IN FIRST able. $36,000.
BLOCK O F ere, fireplace, Sun Ray Court, Lot 16, water tap paid, financing available, $34,000.
walk-in closet'I e malreTff'o9sce0, GULFAIRE SUBD.,
PORT ST. JOE & AREAS Phase IV, Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4, blk 1, $28,500 each.


341 Ponderosa, Jones Homestead. Double wide mobile home, 3
bedrooms, 2 baths, 12'x12' shed, new roof in 1997, $39,900.
Reduced to $35,000.
OVERSTREET
3720 Highway 386 This beautiful modular home has 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, den with fireplace, laundry room. Master bath has jacuzzi and
separate shower. Other features include fish pond, above, ground
pool, deck, covered porch, metal building (approx. 40 x 60),'approx 4
acres, just minutes from the beach. $129,900.00
321 Whiffielh3naL- bthit ie, fireplace,
near Wetap E1to r& i Te. Won't last'
long at this price $40,000.00
HOWARD CREEK
7661 Shell Cracker St. This mobile home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,


ST. JOE BEACH
Santa Anna St. in First Bl kf h, 50'x175', lot 8, block 5,
Owner financing, lot has beq I,46,000.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
Hwy. 98 across highway from beach. 168'x112' lot. $150,000.
Reduced to $140,000.
PORT ST. JOE AREA
HOMES ONLY Plantation' Dr., Cape Plantation -. Lot 8 $18,000.
REDUCED $14,000.
OVERSTREET
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots 1 and 2 approx. 1.4 acres each.
$1s2,500.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots 3 and 6 approx. 2 acres o
$15,500 each.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1999



il^0 PUBLICf NOTICES


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
Description 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 S0043'07"W. 774.06 feet
to an Iron bar, then S89*4725"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) along said East boundary line
2174.01 feet to a concrete monument: then leaving
said East boundary line run N8957'41"E, along
the North boundary line of the apparent main-
tained right of way for Forehand Road 939.75 feet
to an iron bar; then N89*30'31"E, along said North
boundary line 224.73 feet to an iron bar and the
Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning,
continue N8930'31"E along said 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
SOO*29'29"E. 208.50 feet to the Point of Beginning:
THE GRANTEE(S) OF THE LAST DEED OR
RECORD ARE: Edward King
Name in which assessed: Edward King and Shirley.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described in such 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, arid 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 Case No. 99-194 CA
NATHANIEL ASHFORD
Respondent/Husband -

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
S "MARRIAGE .
TO:; NATHANIEL ASHFORD
48 Sunshine Road
Winosboro. SC 29180 -
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that anaction 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
&Schol.'P.A.. 206 E. 4!"S-mee:t PO Bx 39 Port
St. Joe, FL 32457, on or before Monday,
'September 6th. 1999. and file the.original with the
Clerk of this Court at: 1000 Cecil G Coslur. .Jr
Boulevard. Port St. Joe, FL 32456., eiure service
on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If youfail to
.:, o. a d.ffauT mL aye crdere, agat, ar ioSu .j10 tihe
:h.,'J defrru-ded r, the pcetif n
Copies of all otinr dc.cuLLenLs in this case.
including orde.f -. 'are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's :'ice You ma. reieuw these docu-
ments upon request.
Clerk oi: ih Ciru-u Court's office nonfied of
,cu,' cinr address,.. ou rrta9 .lc No once u.fC'rru
Address. trlunda Faril. Louw Form 12 915 I Futurre
a ,'er' ;in dLS ltauEu ami'l be rnuded io the oddress
on ro..r: .t lta eClerk s cLffile
: I.4ARf NG. Ri.LE \12 25. tFonda Farrmal Lau
Rutes of Procedw.'. rqtqu'es certaOi automrtanc oas
closure A of docurnerars ana bIJ.-rmatri.t Fadure ..:
.comply can result iln sanctor includciridl, disrrmnal
or streinA-tg ol 'peodinwi
L'^.-.3 7 Jl0 9 ,.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
S, ( Deputy Clerk
4tc, August 5, 12. 19, and 26, 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 99-128CA
REGIONS MORTGAGE. INC. f/k/a Real Estate
Financing, Inc. f/k/a Interim Mortgage Company,
Inc. f/k/a The Georgia Company
Plaintiff.

KARL S PRICE A/K/A KARL STANFORD PRICE
etal., ,
Defendants
/
SNOTICEE OF FORECLOSURESALE .
SN.:.uce i hereby g'en tht. purt sun into that
Final Judgrent el- Forcdlosure daed July 20th,
1999, and entered 'in civil case number 99 -
128CA, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein
REGIONS MORTGAGE, INC. F/K/A REAL ESTATE
FINANCING, INC. F/K/A INTERIM MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC. F/K/A THE GEORGIA COMPANY,
1 FPI.Uti' and KARL S PRICE A K. A KARL STAN-
FORD PRICEi \%IAN P PRICE, CITIZENS FEDER-
AL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE, '
WEWAHITrHKA STATE BANK. SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION, AN AGENCY OF THE GOV-
ERNMENT OF THE, UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
CA, STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REV-
ENUE, is/are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, Gulf County, Florida, at


on the 25th day of August, 1999, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 122, ST. JOSEPH'S ADDI-
TION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA UNIT NO. 9 AS PER PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2.
PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTE; PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLEC-
TION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT
THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT
COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A
DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL
BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Dated the 22nd day of July, 1999.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: 1st M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
2tc. August 12 and 19,1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
MID-STATE TRUST V, A
DELAWARE BUSINESS TRUST,
Plaintiff. vs. CASE NO. 98-224-CA
CHARLES KEVIN DAWSON AND
WIFE, DEBRA DAWSON, AND
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
20th day of 3uly, 1999. and entered in Case No.
97-224 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Florida at
11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on the 26th day of
August, 1999, the following described property, in
Gulf County. as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
BEGIN AT THE SE CORNER OF WEST
ONE HALF OF SE 1/4 OF SE QUARTER
OF SECTION 13. 355. R10W AND RUN
WESTERLY i04 375 FEET; THENCE,
TURN RIGHT AND RUN NORTHERLY
417.5 FEET, THENCE TURN RIGHT EAST-
ERLY 104.375 FEET, THENCE TURN
,RIGHT ON AND RUN SOUTHERLY 417.5
FEET TO POB, SAID PARCEL CONTAIN-
ING ONE ACRE, MORE OR LESS
DATED this 22nd day of July, 1999
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
4tc. August 12 and 19. 1999

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that me under-
msigned intends to sell the personal property
dcsnbed tek.l' t) erdorce a lien Imposed on said
property under The Florind Self Storage Facility
Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809).
The und.er.igred will iell at public sale by
comipetcite bidding on the 4th day of September.
1999. at 9 00 a m on the premises where said
property\ haa been stored and wruch are located at
St Joe Renr-All Inc. 706 Fir t Street. Port St Joe.
Flornda 32456, Gull' County. State of Florida. the
following:
John Murnan Unit # 71 Storage Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of
pur.:hawe in ca:h ,:.r., All purchased items ;old ais
is here Is and must be removed at the ume ol
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of
seitlemeni tereen ownTer and obligated part
Dated the 9th. amy of August. 1999
3tc, August 12.19. and 26,1999.
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the under.
signed intends to sell .the personal property
described below to enforce a lien Imposed on said
prIoperty under The' Flonda Self Storage Farciliry
Act Statutes ISecnon 83 801.-63 609 .
a The under.igned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 4th day of September.
1999, at 9:00 a.m.. on the premises where said
property has been stored and which are located at
St. Joe Rent-All. Ine. 706 First Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Gulf County. State of Florida. the
following: '
Barbara Bailey Unit # 66 Storage Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of
purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as
is where is and must be removed at the time of
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and obligated party
Dated the 9th day of August, 1999
31(. August 12 19. and 26.1999
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the,under-
signed intends to sell Lhe per-onal proper
described below to enorce a lien unposea on said
property under The Florida Self Storage Facility
Act EStutues ISecuon 83 601-53 809)
T're undersigned illI sell ai public sale by
corrpeuuse bidding on the 4th da, of September
1999 at 9 00 a m on the premises where s*i
pr,.perrr ha- b-en rt.-.red and which are locate at
St Joe Rent-All Inc. 706 Fust Street Port St Joe
Flon.ji 32456 Gull Counri State .l Flornda ine
following:
Steve Gibson Unit # 61 Storage Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of
purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as
is where is and must be removed at the time of
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of


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settlement between owner and obligated party.
Dated the 9th day of August. 1999.
3tc, August 12,19, and 26,1999.
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the under-
signed intends to sell the personal property
described below to enforce a lien imposed on said
property under The Florida Self Storage Facility
Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809). .
The undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 4th day of September,
1999, at 9:00 a.m., on the premises where said
property has been stored and which are located at
St. Joe Rent-All. Inc. 706 First Street, Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456, Gulf County, State of Florida, the,
following:
Traci Ford Unit # 50 Storage Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of
purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as
is where is and must be removed at the time of
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and obligated party.
Dated the 9th day of August, 1999.
3tc. August 12,19, and 26,1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 99-44-CP .
IN PROBATE
IN RE; The Estate of
JAMES MARTIN,
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
JAMES MARTIN, deceased, File Number 99-44-CP,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which 'is
Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr, Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. The name and address of the Personal
Representative and his attorney are set, forth>
below.
MAll rt eremaed pr-:,'-rns Ja. rt ,jle-.1 i-,d i t- ik
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OFe
THE FIRST PUiBLICATION COF THIS NI,] 'iCE 11.MI ;'ll
clams m amtine Lhe eialte and 121 vl'\ ..bi :ujI n bt
an initiested person on ,lr:.mrr n uce a r, J
that challenges the rvaiidir ,f' the .%il the .,alli i"
cauons of' the Fersonai Riep-cer.tiaue .er.ie .:.r
Jurisdiction of the Court. .
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO, FILED WILL-BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice ofi
Administration 8/19/99.
/s/S.RUSSELL SCHOLZ
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A. "
206 E: 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
Fax: (850) 229-1619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0224839
/s/ BARBARA M. HORNE
S4615 Bethel Church Road
Columbia, S.C. 29206
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, August 19, and 26.1999.
PORT ST. JOE WATER REPORT
The 1998 Quality Drinkng Water Report foi
Port St. Joe has been mailed to Port St. Joe cus-
tomers. It also is available at the Port St. Joe City
Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.. Blvd. Copies.of the
report .will ,be' posted at the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. the
Gulf County Public Library, 110 Library Road, the
Gulf County Health Department, 401 Long
Avenue.
Itc, August 19.1999


SPECIAL OF THE MONTH -
HIBISCUS Lg. Regular $12.99 now $5.99
HUMMINGBIRD & BUTTERFLY
ATTRACTERS reg. $3.99 Now 2/$5.00.
TROPICAL BEAUTIES-bougainvillea bas-
kets & trees, oleander, 4 colors, alamanda,
crepe myrtle. COLD TOLERANT CITRUS
& OTHER TREES. Take a stroll through our
gardens and see a large selection of bloom-
ing & landscape plants.
Free Grapes and Figs with purchase


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NEWI Twnhouse 112- BEACH FRONT New Listing,- 8027 Hwy. 98, St.
C M I i K the canal, boat l i11p. excel- joe Beach. 4 bedroom, 3 bath single family executive
S e O 'at slip. excel hoime.. Nearly new ,at 4 years, newly carpeted,
le r ton. 2 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths, w/decorator touches. Approx. 2,400 sq. ft. of living
cen ,l h/a, parking for two 'vehicles, open space. Separate air conditioning for each of three
deck below, closed deck upstairs off master levels. Partially furnished. 5550,000 Call Marlene
bedroom. All electric, washer/dryer hook up.
SLnfurni-hed. 5195,000,



NEW LISTINGS: =' 11


Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach retreat 2
bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from dedicated beach. nic
eyard. Has great possibilities. Needs some work. $104,900.
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road;, restrictedto homes
only. Creek accci, n.arbb, and just I0 minute to beach.
$12,000.
LOTS GULFAIRE Tradewinds Dr..- Lot 2, Blk G,
70'x115' nice lot with Gulf view. $109,000..
BEACHSIDE
Mexico Beach Location Location!!! 106 D 34th St.
beachside of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, living and dining room,
kitchen, laundry and screened porch, gteat view!! Reduced
to $139,900, so hurry and call Marlene at 648-5146.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Gulf view 45 steps
across mr d t be hG f ro d-in"
kitch, in I re as. r., own-
stairs, garage with auto door opener. Reduced to $115,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable approx.
2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath on each of 3 lev-
els. Stairs on side and out for safety.,Lots 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. Ground floor used to be antique
shop, office and storage, ch/, stove. Lots of possibilities.
Must see. $165,000.
GULF AIRE,
705 Gulfaire Dr. Very nice 3Br 2 Ba single level home in
like new cond. 2100+ SF open floor plan, Ig. Fla. rm., mas-
ter BR suite and split Br.plan. Nicely landscaped 75'x120'
lot, privacy fenced back yard & Ig. arbor patio indoor/out-
door living. 2 car'gage and loads of storage. Reduced to
$169,000.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal 4
lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks,
3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots,
gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good investment
potential. $550,000.
PORT ST. JOE
816 Marvin Ave. Lovely 4 BD/2.5 BA on a Ig. 150/175 lot.
3 level home. Remodeled kitchen with new flooring and
new cabinets. Entry has ceramic tile flooring. Den with
fireplace overlooks 16x40 inground swimming pool. Office
off den. Deck off master bedroom. Cen. h/a, double car
garage. A must see. $499,990. Reduced to $124,900.


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


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8245 Gulfaire Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. 2 bed--
room, 2 1/2 ba., completely.furnished townhouse..
Has 2 decks with panoramic view of Gulf. Very nice-
ly furnished, also has a fireplace. Great rental.
$195,000.00.


SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE.-
Located on the canal with six boat slips. Price
includes. the business, two canal front lots, the
building, all furnishings, and inventory. Call for
details. $550,000. (FC001)


OVERSTREET SEASHORES SUBDIVISION '
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan mobile Nautiluhis Dr. LOTS 6, 7, & 8. Block A. Short walk'tio
homr i ih m til- beach. $26,000 each lot..
itiesu MitcTK a ntry OVERSTREET AREe
living, yet within 10 minutes to two towns. REDUCED -
$18,000 DRASTIC! O0 t

Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres -Great,
I O TS Potential $70,000


CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
Gul2 I dC Rdsred,
$25,UNQE ItCONM iCT
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Bias
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on the gulf approx.
295 ft. deep, total .67,acres. Everything is right on this
one, World Class Beach, dramatic high dunes, remote site,
controlled access, your neighbor is the state park, limited
to no erosion and possible to permit for two residences.
Well priced at $410,000. Call Tom.
BEACON HILL
, Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in
an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restrictions,
just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be
available. $35,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98
by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on
Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commercial
zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $600,000.
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice
lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION .
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape, near
pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.


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, lose the Dead Lakes. Located,;
in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lo.t is zoned for homes or',
mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your"
dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision andastill be just;'
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.


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Effective June 18, 1999, the. roadways known

as C-30A (from intersection of Hwy. 98 at Oak

Grove to the Cape San Blas Road) and C-30E

(a/k/a Cape San Blas Road) have been trans-

ferred to the Florida Department of Transpor-

tation. According to the agreement, the

department accepts all responsibility for opera-

tion and maintenance of the roadway, including

curbs,' culverts and drainage structures within

the right-of-way atthe time of transfer.

Questions, concerning activities such as place-

ment of culverts, utilities, etc. should be made

to the Florida Department of Transportation at

(,850) 872-.,4490. A copy of the agreement is

on file in the Gulf County Clerk of Court's

office.


Warren J. Yeager, Jr.

Commissioner, District V


John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
) h Fa- lnta sy Pro's pI e ieco. 647-3633
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
1200 U. S.. Hwy.98' i ,,- 2221CRC-30 ; 6 39 ,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Si mmons Bayou onSt Joeyu Bay Tom Graney 647-3736
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 HEALTOJ MLS j oan Smithwic 6474150
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22 cubic foot, frost-free refrigerator,*
$50. It's old, but runs well. Call 229-
6236. Itp 8/19
Gas range, Kenmore washer & dryer,
gas space heater, beds, dressers,
kitchen table. 244 Bay Ave.,
Wewahitchka, FL. 639-5681. 2tc 8/19
Try and beat this long distance rate, 7t
a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
out of state; 10t a minute in state. Call
Roger Thomas 229-6055. Itc 8/19
1998 Seaspray pool, 24'x52', printed
liner, cartridge filter, removable ladder,
automatic pool cleaner, paid $2700,
asking $1400. 639-3249 after 4:30 pm
CT. Itp 8/19
Desk with hutch, dresser, and end
table; sectional sofa with 2 recliners; 2
bar stools; computer desk; and TV with
stand. Call 227-1259. 3tp 8/19


Steel Buildings, new, must sell.
40x60x14 was $17,500 now $10,971
50x100x16 was $27,850 now $19,990
80x135x16 was $79,850 now $42,990
100x175x20 was $129,650 now $78,850
1-800-406-5126
Itp 8/19

New wedding dress. Call 229-6859.
ltp 8/19
Couch and chair, $250; 22 cubic foot
freezer, $250; gas dryer, $200.2tc 8/19
Fine China by Noritake, Rothschild
design, beautiful 8 (5 piece) place setting
with serving bowl, creamer and sugar.
Never been used. Please call after 5:00
p.m., 229-2719, ask for Tamara. tfc 7/29
Antique mantel w/columns and old
mirror. Stripped down to original wood,
35"x35" opening. $400. Call 639-4016.
2tc 8/12


Solid oak pedestal table and 4 chairs,
purchased from Harrison House in
Panama City 5 yrs. ago. Looks brand
new, $300. Call 227-1286. 2tc 8/12
White iron day bed, includes trundle
with two good Serta mattresses, never
been slept on, $300. Call 227-1286./
2tc 8/12
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
tfc 8/5
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 8/5

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR -
Barfield's Lawn & Garden, 229-
2727. tfc 7/8
PHOTO DEVELOPING, available at
Barfield's, 229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. Joe (at former Photo World
Shop) tfc 8/5


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
Mobile home sale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, 14' wide, small down
payment, great terms. HURRY1 784-
2087. tfc 8/5

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S. The Antenna Man
Professional repair and service of your
antenna and satellite systems.
-Installation, replacement, upgrading,
S' moving locations. Get the TV you
,deserve the way you want it. Licensed
and certified installer.
229-6782 Robert Wands
MARY KAY
Margaret Presswood,
4.- Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy, 98, Mexico Beach, FL
(850) 648-4896
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.

1 'Milling Machine 'Lathe Owner David Gainous
**Pow -r Saw "Welding *Grinding
GAINOUS RACING
Automotive and Machine
643 Dolphin St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SPhone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072
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SCris Appliance
RepaiisSeirvice -

477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Pager 335-0785
S Office: 227-1402


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. 4tp 8/5


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New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do it fast--We'll do it right
850-827-2429
LICENSED & INSURED
UC# ET000609 Tim Maestri


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


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
,> Reg. Stated Communication
<" .> 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
nonth, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
,214 Reid Ave. William F. Watson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

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


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Eil rrilnes RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS

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General Home Improvement
Siding/Screen Rooms/Etc.
850-647-3452,
Lic. RG-0066513

A Catherine L. Collier
independent Sale,
Repre:emoioive
I 21 AMen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVO (850) 229-6460
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Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 tf /3, (850) 639-4172


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
7, REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phl (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 5/6

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

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 1 2


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeepi
Service

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


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


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Do It Right the 1st Time Call
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Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction



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PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
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2 bedroom frame house on large corner
lot located at 510 Madison Street. Close
to schools. $35,000. Call 827-2379.
tfc 8/19
20 acres of land in Dalkeith area, par-
tially fenced w/approx. one 'acre on
hwy.. cleared, wooded, $24,000. OBO.
Call 639-4544. ltc 8/19
For Sale By Owner: 120 Westco.tt
Circle, brick home, great neighborhood,
3BR/ 1BA, laundry room. deep lot,
fenced in back yard, large storage shed,
new paint, carpet and central H/A. 229-
9799. 3tc 8/12
Mobile home lots for sale in Mexico
Beach, $19,900, owner financing, 20%
downri, 10 yrs @ 2% over prime. Call
648-5476. tfc 8/5
3ER/2BA brick/stucco home on 1 1/2
lots, 2108 Cypress Ave., Port St. Joe,
privacy fence, cypress shop/playhouse,
fireplace. large greatroom, $110,000.
Call 229-6778. tfc 7/29
By Owner 3BR/1BA block home
w/,\In' siding. Juniper, Ave., near
schools. Family room, extra kitchen,
cent. heat/AC, carport, 40' workshop/
shed 12\2-4' utility shrd. satellite dish,
auto sprinkler system. fenced back
y:~d. S75,000. Call 229-6070
Stfc 8/19

Trade Key Largo house-ocean, canal, 3
bedroom, 3 bath for San Bias gull front
house. 305 -52.5312. tfc 6/24
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 -ound set-up.
Formal dining room. breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tic 8/5





WANTED: lawn mowers, dead or
alive and cheap. 850-229-2727
days.',, tfc 8/5




-I oa7 I! [. u [.1" [7-1 .
S NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE ..-:
E \% :,:JU,-. 14, j ;0-1 tr 1 -_11.r ir-, C u, i.d '. 1 Cull"
County, Florida, on the 5th day of August; 1999, in
the cause wherein Citizens Federal Savings Bank,
was plaintiff and Andrew Gainer, was defendant,
being case No. 98-209-CC in said court.
,I Frank McKeithen, as Sheriff of Gulf
County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the defendant Andrew Gainer nt
and to the following described property, to-wit:
1969 Ford, Pick-up, Color-White
VIN #F10ACE13645
S.: AG #COLL177085
and on the 14th day of September. 1999. at the
Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, Gulf County. Florida,
at the hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible. I will offer for sale all of the said defen-
dant's Andrew Gainer right, title and interest in
aforesaid property at public outcry'and will sell the
same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or
bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.
S /s/ Frank McKeithen
of Gulf County. Florida
By: Frank' McKeithen
In accordance, with the Americans'with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact Frank McKeithen not later than
seven days'prior to the proceeding at Gulf County


Clerk
2tc. August 19, and 26,1999.


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the under-
signed intends to sell the personal property
described below to enforce a lien imposed on said
property under The Florida Self Storage Facility
Act Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809).
The undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 4th day of September,
1999, at 2:00 p.m., on the premises where said
property has been stored and which are located at
Gulf Shore Storage, 223 Desoto Street, St. Joe
Beach, Florida 32456, Gulf County. State of
Florida, the following:-,
Mike Harshman Unit # 45 Storage Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of
purchase In cash only. All purchased items sold as
is where is and must be removed at the time of
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and obligated party.
Dated the 10th day of August, 1999.
3tc, August 12.19, and 26.1999..

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4tc, August 12,19, 26. and September 2, 1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 99-270-CA
Division:
ANN HOLLOWAY,
Petitioner
and
WILLIAM VANCE HOLLOWAY,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: WILLIAM VANCE HOLLOWAY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
DEBORAH ANN HOLLOWAY on or before 09-13-
99. and file the original with the clerk of this Court
at 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Fl 32456
before service on Petitioner or Immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for 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
Court's 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 ofoProcedure, requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: 8/10/99. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
/S/ M. VAUGHAN
Deputy Clerk
4tc, August 12, 19, 26 and September 2, 1999.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of .County
Commissioners will hold, a public hearing on
Tuesday, September 14. 1999 at 7:05 p.m., E.T., in
their meeting room at the Gulf County Courthouse
in Port St. Joe, Florida to consider adoption of an
ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA GOVERNING. THE INSTALLA-
TION, PERMITIING AND REQUIREMENTS
FOR CULVERTS UPON THE RIGHT-OF-
WAYS OF GULF CO'i.iNT. FLORIDA;
ESTABLISHING TH E MINIMUM
'REQUIREMENTS FOR CULVERT MATE-
RIALS AND CULVERT INSTALLATION
PROCEDURES; CREATING A REQUIRE-
ME.ErT FOR A CULVERT PERMIT PRIOR
TO CrOMMENCiNG INSTALLATION OR
REPAIR OF EXISTING CULVERTS UPON
THE GULF COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY:
ESTABLISHING A PERMITEFEE AND PER-
,: IT. ISSUANCE PROCEDURE: SETTING-
FORTH ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
REGARDING CULVERT INSTALLATION
AND MAINTENANCE; ESTABLISHING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THIS
ORDINANCE: PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ANY ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH N ESTIABLIHHING AN
LEFFlF-i'. .E DATE
(Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerk's
Office)
"w ,,'J..Tommy Knox
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AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,





1991 Mustang 5.0. Clean, garaged, all
receipts. $4,000. Call 648-2050 after
5:00. ltc 8/19
30' motor home by Ga. Boy. Limited
Edition I. Nice shape, garaged, new, tires
and more. Phone 648-5096. l.tp 8/19


1993 Corsica, blue, power windows and
doors, good cond. Call 229-6770.
2tp 8/19

VW Dune Buggy. street legal, fun car,
$2,650. Call 850-670-8778. 2tc 8/12
1998 CheTrolet Lumina. 2,300 miles.
$15,000. 229-8829. tfc 8/12
1997 Ford 150XL, Ex. cab, 4.2 V6,
automatic, teal blue, 21,000 miles. Call
229-8079. tfc 8/12
1995 Olds Cutlass Sierra. 229-6543
(home) or 229-8691 (work).
3tp 8/12
1996 Honda XR200R dirt bike.
Excellent condition, garage kept. Call
229-8806. tfc 7/29

SEIZED CARS from $500: Sport,
luxury & economy cars. Trucks,
4x4's, utility & more. For current
listings, call 1-800-311-5048 ext.
2421. 4tp8/12






42' custom Carolina charter/commer-
cial, new Sitex Koden electronics, 8kw
generator. A/C, 6V53 GM's, great
shape, money maker, turnkey, running
daily. New boat here. Some owner
financing possible. Call 850-648-5401.
S.tc 8/19
18' hull only, nice boat. $100 OBO. Call
648-5229. Itc 8/19
21' Sunbird Odyssey deck boat. 2 yrs.
old. Only used 7 umes. Fiberglass tri-
hull. 1,30 hp Johnson, bimini top, head,
table, live well, electronics, lots of stor-
age & seats. Easy load trailer, double
axle, and brakes. Priced to sell at
$11.000. (850)668-3933 ,4tc 8/19






-3 bedroom, 1 bath house, S450 per
.month, $200 sec, deposit Call 227-
7411 or 229-6961. tfc 8/19
2BR/1.5BA, mobile home. Fenced yard.
Includes water, sewer, cable TV, and lot
rent. $350 per month. Call 648-5229..
ltc 8/19


BEACH STORAGE
Day: 227-7200,
-night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


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


MINI STORAGE
Ofe. 50o9 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL

.229-6200


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


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

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1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent 2
blocks from beach. Reasonable. Call
* 647-3220 or 850-246-1250. 4tc 8/19
1 bedroom efficiency-type apartment,
all utilities furnished. Call 850-229-
2727 days or 850-639-3600 nights.
tfc 8/19
2 :bedroom trailer, 1 block from beach.
S$300 per month. 7220 Americus Ave.,
St. Joe Beach. tfc 8/19


2/2 furnished home Cape San Bias.
Boardwalk to beach, covered deck. split
floor plan. 8650/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Really, 227-2000.
Itc 8/19
3/2 duplex in Port St. Joe. 1200 sq. ft.
of living space with W/D connections.
Like new. $595/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000. .
Itc 8/19
Trailer with washer and dryer at'
Overstreet. $250/month. Call .648-
5306. Itc 8/19
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for' rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 8/5
Sunny Side Apartments, gulf view,
2BR/2BA, central H/A, washer/dryer,
microwave. 300 ft.to beach, furnished.
or unfurnished. 8600/mth all uUliles
included, security deposit required. Call,
648-5146. tfc 8/12
Roommate Independent only. Lg. fur-
nished bedroom, private bath, walk-In
closet, laundry/kitchen privileges and
utilities. S375 a month. Send resume
and references to: Roommate. P. 0. Box
604. Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 8/5'
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. : tic 8/5
Mexico 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 Mexico 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.-' block frorn St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfe 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 8/5
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
,Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tf6 8/5

Office space for rent adia-
cent ,to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
Stfc 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 wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
( Mini Blinds
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access D
(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/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952 t'a
Stfc 8/5


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
o Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
S Voice/TTY Access "
(352) 472-3952 I1F
tfc 8/5


site Equal ,Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for mbre. Information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS, tfe 8/5
UNFURNISHED ,
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &'
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2
'ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove. fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom' apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 8/5





Fund Ralser Yard Sqle: Sat.. Aug. 21st.
8:30-12:00 at the Centennial Building
Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Port
St. Joe. Itc 8/19'


Moving Sale: 8206 Pelican Walk. St. Joe'
Beach. Fri: and Sat., 9:00-1:00. Chain.
link dog pen, washing machine, stereo,
speakers, TV, women's clothes 12-16,
books. puzzles. etc. t, p 8/19
Garage Sale: Sat., Aug. 21st. 8:00 am-
12:00 pm. 2026 Marvin Ave No early
sales. Nordic Track Ab Works. girls and
boys clothes 18 months-6 years.
women's clothes, Bbngo, jeans, baby
play pen. strollers, walker. Sears Carter
crib set includes mobile, wall hanging.
lamp and diaper stacker. Toys and all
kinds of things. Itp 8/19
Yard Sale: Sat.;, 8:00-12:00. Retired
Beanie Babies. 1209 Monument Aye.
Itc 8/19

Yard Sale Under Cover: Fri. and Sat.,
Creekwood Estates on 386, 3- miles'
north of bridge. ltc 8/19





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The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner s will be accepting appli-
cations for a temporary laborer position
-with the Gulf County Maintenance
Department. Applicants should have
strong carpentry skills and salary will
be based upon level of skills. Appli-
cations will be received at the Gulf
County Planning/Building Department,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room
147, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850)
229-8944, Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. The appli-
cations will be received until Friday,
August 20, 1999 at 5:00 pm., E.D.T.
'CGulf County enforces. a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal


SOpportunity/Affirmative A
ployer./s/ Benny C. Lister, (
STommy Knbx, Chairman


The Gulf County School Boar
Ing applications for Teach
entary Science). Persons ha
cations on file in the' Sc
Office and wishing to be con
this position must request to
application submitted. Appli
and job description are aval
school office or see app
www,.gulf kl2.fl.us. Complete
Lions should be sent to N.
Wooten. Principal. Wewahitc
entary School, -514 E. ,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
deadline is August 24, 1999
CT. The Gulf County School
equal opportunity employer.
Experienced roofer needed
D.O.Q. Evenings only cal
ask for Al or Joel.


Experienced phlebotomist needed for
busy doctor's office. Also need part-
time receptionist for either morning or
afternoon hours. 229-8221. 2tc 8/19
The City of Mexico Beach. Is accepting
applications for the position of Water
Department Laborer. Starting rate of
pay is $6.51 per hour plus benefits.
Application and job description can be
picked up at City Hall, 118 N 14th St.,
Mexico Beach. Closing date for receipt
of application is August 27, 1999, 4:30
CT. Mexico Beach is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and maintains a
drug-free workplace. 2tc 8/19


.ctlon Em- Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative present-
clerk ly has an opening for the position of
Mechanic at' our Southport -office.
2tc 8/12 Applications will be accepted until
Thursday, August 19. 1999 at Job
rd is receiv- Services of Florida. 114 E. 9th Street.
her (Elem- Panama City. Florida. Minimum job
having appli- specifications for this position are as
hool Board follows: high school graduate or equiva-
isidered for lent, minimum of five years experience
o have their in vehicle or line type equipment main-
caton form tenance and repair; proven e.xpertlse In
lable at the mechanical aptitude and skills includ-
lcatlion at ing knowledge of gasoline, diesel and
cd applica- hydraulic maintenance: require a valid
lr. Clayton Florida commercial driver's license and
chka Elem- DOT certification; require satisfactory
River Rd., pass of Gulfco's employment entrance
Application exam and drug screen. Prefer a mini-
9, 2:00 pm mum of two years technical school
Board Is an training in automotive mechanics. Gulf
ltc 8/19 Coast Electric Cooperative is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We recruit on
d salary the basis of merit, without regard to
I 229-9483 race, color, religion, sex, age. national
Itc 8/19 origin, disability or veteran status.
ltc 8/19


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will' be accepting appli-
cations for a temporary laborer posi-
tion with the Gulf County Maintenance
Department. Applicants should have'
strong carpentry, skills and salary will
be based upon level of skills.
Applications will be received at the Gulf
County Planning/Building Department,
1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd., Room,
147, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
(850)229-8944. Monday Friday. 8:00;
am 5:00 pm. EDT. Applications will be
received until Friday. August 20, 1999
at 5:00 pm EDT. Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. /s/Benny C. Lister. Clerk
Tommy Knox. Chairman 2tc 8/19


STUMP GRINDING
Best prices in town!
1-800oo-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 227-7229










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

/ MINI-STORAGE \



5x10 lOx10x10 10x20
Oh Site Rentals 6 Days A Week,
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416 "
S ... 33'8 1EROOO"'623

Office: 850-229-6018
t. 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


Clerk help needed at Scallop Cove B. P...
Cape San Blas. Call for appt. 227-1573.
Itc 8/19

Experienced trim carpenter needed.
Must have valid Florida driver's license
and a minimaifof 5 years experience.
Wages are negotiable. Call 229-2660.
lic 8/19'
Need experienced carpenters immedi-
ately for local project. Remodeling expe-
rience helpful. Pay based on experi-
enced. Call 850-678-1644. Itc 8/16
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 8/5


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc8/5

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


C. 1's Lawn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
-TRIMMING
'I will work for you.
Licensed and Insured .* Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
'St.'Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


C. W. Roberts Contracting Inc. now hir-
ing experienced heavy equipment
operators and dump truck drivers.
Competitive pay, good benefits. Apply at
Hwy: 20 East, Hosford, Florida. Drug
Free. EOE. tfc 6/17'
Reservationist/receptionist needed at
Mexico Beach office, Part time and
weekend work. Good attitude a must.,
Call Thompson-Rish Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449., tfc 8/5
Cottage Cleaners/Inspector needed.
Mexico Beach area. Experience. vehicle.
work Saturdays and dependability a
must.$7.00 per hour to start. Call
.229-2683. tfc 8/5,
The Gulf County Sheriffs Dept. Is
accepting applications for Corrections
Officer and Dispatcher. Corrections:
Officers may-contact Sgt. Farmer and.
Dispatchers may contact Debbie Ely at,
the Sheriffs Office, Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 C. G. Costin Blvd..
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 1(850) 227-1115.
Application are available at the Sheriffs,
Dept. f. ifc 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
Several positions available. Cooks 2,
waiting staff 2, dishwashers 2. Apply
in person or phone: DUNES BEACH'
RESTAURANT. 3625 Cape San Blas'
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 850-227-'
3655 or 850-227-1819. tfc 7/8!


Dental Assistant/Front
Office Assistant
You are invited to this very special
opportunity. Do you feel bored, unful-
filled and unappreciated?
If you are interested in a Dental Career,.
dedicated to taking, your skills to the
highest level possible. O
If you desire to join an exceptional group
of individuals who truly value quality
core and each other.
If you seek a secure career, not just:a
job-send resume to- Dr. James Padgett,
DDS, 218 Ave. E, Apolachicola, FL
32320.
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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

229-6326L

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


2026 Marvin Avenue
al 't lt Port St. Joe, FL 32456
olb fLicense #RC0o6708 I'

i ^ Phone(8 50)

S-25YrsExpewdence-d 229-6859!
t ,c 6/3


F/in

Fine


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


K GARRY L. GADDIS 7
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON.ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
k. 648-5474 FL UCENSE ER0010992, RAl 154218


THE CABINET SHOPPER

JEFFPOWELL, 0VNERM OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752


PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED'

H & M IRRIGATION >
for All Your Watering Needs!

HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738


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