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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 26, 1999
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR, NUMBER 52 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999


Shipman Takes
1st Flathead
Catfish Tourney
Report from Weigh-In on Page 8A
Gulf Transportation #1
Story, Photo on Page 3A
Scallop Festival; Fishing
Tourney ... FUN!
.,Come to the Bay!-Page 3A
Law Enforcement Activities
Cities & County on Page 7A
Gulf County School News
Bells Are Ringing!-Page 4-5B
St. Joe, Wewa Kick-Off
Classics This Friday
See Sports on Pages 8-10OA
Gulf/Franklin Offers Mini
Courses Details on Page 6B



TRIM Notices.


Are in the Mail

Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert mailed
out 13,233 notices of proposed
taxes this week.. Local residents
should be receiving their notices
on Wednesday or Thursday. and
out-of-town owners within the
next few days.
These TRIM ("Truth In
Millage") letters are not the actual
bill. but the official notification of
proposed property taxes. They are
mailed out to inform taxpayers of
the market value and the
assessed value of their property,
-.any exemptions they are enutled
to,' and the proposed tax rates
established by the taxing authori-
ties.
Colbert commented, as ,he
y had done earlier in The Star on
the rising value of property in
Gulf County, "We continue to see
some very high sales throughout
the county, but especially along
the coast, For someone to pay
$4,000 per front foot along the
coast is mind boggling to me. But,
it's happening."
The Gulf County taxable val-
ues overall have .increased
approximately $78 million dollars
this year. "It is by far the largest
increase the county has ever
had," Colbert explained.
He listed some growth in the
Wewahitchka .area, re-sales of
existing homes, new construction,
and the premium prices being
paid for any property close to the
water as contributing factors in
the rise of property values.
"We don't set the values here,"
Colbert added, "We reflect whatev-
er the market is doing. Any
increases in assessments are -a
direct result of those rising
prices."
If you have a question about
an assessment or an exemption,
you can call the property apprais-
er's office at 229-6115.
If you have a question con-
cerning the budgets or your taxes,
you should contact the taxing
authorities. The taxing authorities
are the county. commissioners,
OF the school board,' the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District, and the cities of Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka.
The scheduled budget hear-
ifig sites and dates are listed on
the TRIM notices.


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Plus 3 Tax .


Red Tide Rolls In ...

Gulf and Area Counties Spelling the Affects of Outbreak; Clean-Up Underway


As shown in the photo above, dead fish and dolphins have been washing ashore in St. Joseph Bay.



No Shelter In Gull! County

CommHission Addresses Huricane Evacuation Shelter


Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
notified county commissioners
during the board's regular meet-
ing Tuesday that Gulf County has
no Red Cross approved evacua-
--tion. shelters at-this tirme.. .
Wells explained that the Red
Cross was in the process of
reviewing its certilled evacuation
shelters and the Wewahitchka
High School and Elementary
School (Gulfs only previously,
approved shelters) have been
pulled from the list because they
no longer meet the guidelines
spelled out for a safe shelter.
As outlined in a memo to the
board, Wewahitchka is only 16,
miles "as the crow flies" from the
coast at the Bay/Gulf County line
and it is imperative that evacuees
be housed in. safe .evacuation
shelters.
According to Wells; the -Red
Cross is in the process of forming
a shelter survey team to assess
Gulf County's needs. The team
will consist of emergency manage-
, ment representatives, a building,
department member, a code
enforcement or structural engi-
neer member, and a Red Cross
mass care specialist.
Buildings in Gulf County will
be looked at, including the
Wewahitchka schools, and evalu-
ated-based on the State of Florida
Model Huirricane Evacuation
Shelter Selection Guidelines.
Wells said a plan of action
would be developed, but for. right
now the closest approved .shelters
are located in Calhoun County
and Gulf residents need. to be
aware of-the changes.
S667,275 Emergency'
Management Grant
Wells also notified the board
that Gulf County has been allo-
cated. a total of $667,275 in avail-
able grant funds from FEMA
($571,950) and the' State of
Florida ($95,325). The -board


PSJ Elderly Could Get

Extra $20,000 Exemption


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers are taking steps to consider
an ordinance which would add an
additional $20,000 in homestead
exemption for residents 65 or
older who have an annual income
of $20,000 or less.
The State of Florida recently
made it possible for local cities
and counties to have the local
option of adopting by ordinance
the $20,000 in extra exemptions.
Mayor Frank Pate suggested the
board consider the ordinance and
received unanimous support from
the board.


The first public hearing to
consider the ordinance will be
held during the board's regular
meeting on September 7th.
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
said that many, elderly who have
found themselves in circum-
stances beyond their control and
through no fault of their own,
could benefit from the change.
Assuming the city ultimately
passes the ordinance, qualified
elderly would see their homestead
exemption increase from $25,000
to $45,000 on the city portion of
their property taxes.


unanimously agreed to allow 'be used. along with 850,000 In
Wells to formally apply to receive grant funds and financial com-
the grant funds. mitments from the organization
He listed four projects, in (See SHELTER on Page 7A)
order of priority, for which the
grant funds might be used. They
we.i.'ftl)',"tbaV emergency opera'- ard Open
tions center: (2) completion of the -
Battles Street stormwater project; n.." Seeks Grant
(3) purchase of properties at dI ;Se Grant
"Stump Hole", and (4) the
.Americus Avenue ditch and "out- Wewahltchka city commis-
fall" ditch. sioners held their regular meeting
Some of these projects are Monday evening tackling a rela-
already partially funded through tively light agenda.
other grants and sources. Wells The board received four bids
said it was not'likely that the to provide worker's compensation
funds available would cover the insurance service. Gaskin-Graddy
cost of all four projects. But he Insurance (Wewahitchka), Milton
did note that should excess grant Insurance Company (Marianna).
funds remain-and if Gulf County Florida League of Cities (Orlando),
.has an approved plan-it was and the Campbell Agency
.possible additional grant money .(Panama City Beach) entered pro-
could be made available to corn- posals to provide the service.
plete the projects After opening the bids, the


Help Senior Citizens
The board agreed to pitch In
$10.000 to help the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association fund
renovation and hardening of the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
Director Jerry Stokoe intro-
duced the idea to the commission.
explaining that the senior citizens
were in the process of providing a
first class facility in the north end
of the courity as they had already
done in the southern part of the
county..
The county's .contribution will

Commission Honors

GCI Supt. Alford
Gulf County commissioners
have not. minced many words
praising Gulf 'Cordectional
Institution Superintendent Henry
Alford for his role In assisting Gulf
County throughout his tenure at
'the prison.
They carried those words one
step further during Tuesday's reg-
ularly scheduled commission
meeting, presenting him with a
plaque i'ecognizing him and GCI
for their positive impact on the
lives of the citizens of Gulf
County.
"Everybody knows what GCI
has done ... If it wasn't for them
right now, I'm not sure where
we'd be," said Commissioner Billy
Traylor. He also recognized that
with the opening of the prison's
annex addition, GCI is currently
the #1 employer in Gulf County.
Alford humbly accepted the
award stating, "It's been a plea-
sure being in Gulf County--Ya'll
have supported the institution,
and we are going to support ya'll."
He was also quick to point out
that the success of the institution
was a reflection of the efforts of
the entire staff of GCI.


board decided to table all bids to
aflow ample time to review the
proposals.
CDBG Application
City commissioners agreed to
name Julian Webb and Associates
as the grant winter to apply for
S500.000 In Community Develop-
ment Block Grant funds.,
City Manager Don Minchew
said he was encouraged by the
fact that the .grant authorities
were planning to visit the area
personally and review the
community's, needs.
If -the block housing grant
funds are received, they would be
used to repair and refurbish
homes in the community for low
income and elderly residents. .


Dead fish and other marine life have been washing ashore all along
the beaches inside St. Joseph Bay and the shoreline along the Gulf of
Mexico from Franklin County westward toward, Bay County. Red tide, a
naturally occurring summer phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico, was the
culprit last week, and is the prime suspect this week also.
According to Tammy Summers, the Aquatic Preserve Manager of the
Apalachicola National Estuarilne ,Research Reserve, testing done on
August 17 and 18 in St. Joseph Bay revealed red tide in low to medium
concentrations. The highest concentration, 933,000 dells per liter, was
found in Eagle Harbor, located on the west side of fthe lay at' the state
park. Other concentrations were low, from 6,000 cells per liter at the state
park, on the Gulf of Mexico side, to 44,700 per liter, at St. Joe Beach.
Six water samples were taken in St. Joseph Bay on Tuesday, August
24th. The:samples were shipped overnight to St. Petersburg to the Florida
Marine Institute's lab for analysis; however results are usually not known
for three days. Tuesday's results should be available Friday of this week.
WHAT IS RED TIDE?
Florida's red tide Is a natural phenomenon resulting from dense con-
centrations, called blooms, of a microscopic, plant-like organism. The
toxin produced by the tiny cells can kill large numbers of fish, which can'
wash ashore and litter beaches. When the organism is extremely concen-
trated,. sea water can have a reddish-brown color, thus the name red tide.
A tiny dinoflagellate organism called Gymnodinium breve causes
Florida red tide. Because of-its plant-like nature. G. breve responds to var-
ious environmental factors such as light, temperature. salinity, and nutri-
ents. These growth factors, along with other conditions caused by winds,
tides, and currents, determine how and where a bloom develops. Offshore,
G. breve probably blooms annually as a normal part of its growth cycle.
Red tide outbreaks are most common from August through February,
but they have been reported in every month of the year. They begin in an
area 10 to 40 miles offshore of central and southwest Florida When large
numbers of G. breve are concentrated in patches, they can be transport-
ed by currents and winds and moved inshore or alongshore to other areas.
A few cells of G. breve are present somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico at all
times, although the numbers are too low to influence marine life.
RED TIDE'S EFFECT ON HUMANS
The vast majority of the population are not affected by red tide.
However, red tide that moves inshore may cause stress to individual- who
have respiratory illness, suppressed immune systems, or who are sus-
ceptible to plant allergies. As the red tide moves inshore, wave action
causes red tide particles and toxins to become airborne in sea spray.
People who have respiratory 'diseases may prefer to avoid beach areas
When respiratory irritation is noticed; these could include head cold symp-
(See RED TIDE on Page 3)



Two New Members Are


Named to Port Authority


Gulf County Chamber of'
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz and Greg Johnson,
CEO/President of Citizens Feder-
al Savings Bank, have been
appointed by Governor Jeb Bush
to serve fohr-year terms on the
Gulf County Port Authority.
Scholz and Johnson have
been very active in community
development projects and both
currently serve on the Gulf
County Economic Development
Committee-Johnson as a mem-,
ber of the board and Scholz as the
Chamber Executive Director. [The
board currently functions under
the umbrella of the chamber.]
Johnson said, "I think over
the next three to five years, we'll
see more changes in Gulf County
than we've seen -in the past 20
years. Hopefully, the Port
Authority will play a vital role in
those changes."
Scholz agreed with Johnson's
assessment also, noting, "It only"
stands to reason that Gulfs nat-
ural deep water port facility
should be an. important part of
any future economic develop-
ment."
Tommy Pitts and John MIller
are 'being replaced on the five-


member Port Authority after serv-
ing for eight and 12 years respec-
tively. Both are being succeeded
as part of Governor Bush's two
(See PORT AUTH. on Page 3A)

MB Gets Temporary
Emergency Dredging

Permit on Tuesday
Through long term efforts of
City Hall, and most recently.from
an ad hoc 'committee supported
by the Mexico Beach City Council,
a temporary emergency permit
has been-issued by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection to dredge the sand bar
built up outside the mouth of the
Mexico Beach Municipal Canal.
The shoaling of sand at this.
location has for months been a
growing concern to boater safety
-. and to the city's economic viabili-
ty, as boaters have moved to more
navigable waters having easier
passage to and from port.
Within weeks, the navigation
to and from the Mexico Beach
Municipal Canal should be
restored to safe and accessible
passage.


COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HONOR HENRY ALFORD--Shown from left, Lt. Carmele McLemore, Maj.
Samuel Smith, Stan Czerniak, Dir. of Institutions, Commissioners Johnny Stanley, Tommy Knox, Billy
Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., Alford, Commissioner Warren Yeager, Greg Drake, Reg. I Dir.; Jerry Cummins,
Asst. Warden; and Col. Chuck Sexton.


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999 "


TD4kIWU


Mill Shutdown


Is Nothing New

People of Port St. Joe Have Learned

To Cope With Mill's Erratic Operation
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT Port St. Joe could have
survived for a year without the paper mill operating? It doesn't
seem possible, does it? For so long we have grown accustomed to
having the whistle govern our goings and comings; the slightly
strong odor to warn us of impending foul weather and-above:
all-its steady flow of green to finance all our wishes.
Most everybody just assumed that if. the mill were to shut,
down then it would just follow that the town would have to follow
suit and close up shop also.
That seems to be the opinion of most people who don't live
here. It seems to be the opinion of the greater majority of people
who are experts on life in Port St. Joe. Again, let us remind you of
the definition of an "expert"; it is any person who carries a brief-
case and. lives at least 50 miles from here. Or, a better definition..
may be: a drip under pressure!
HERE IN PORT ST. JOE, WE have begun to accept these def-
initions of an "expert" to be pretty accurate when they refer to
"experts" on the subject of what will happen to Port St. Joe when
the paper mill stops churning.
The same thing happens to us as would happen to Panama
City [the home of many of these so-called "experts"] if Tyndall Air
Force: Base were to close down; or to Mariana if the peanut busi-
ness were to go belly-up; or, to Tallahassee if the state of Florida
should change its capital to Orlando ...
It; didn't feel any too pleasant, but it wasn't the death knell'
many expected. If and when it starts up again, it will be a boost to
the town and not a revival.
In other words, we have learned to make do without the paper
mill. '
WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON REVIVING the paper mill, nor will.
a corps of workers give up. We, and they, are expecting it to start
operating again. You see, we have been through this before when
it hurt more!
We've been through it back in the late 50s when it was down
for months at, the time and ran only a week or so a month when
it started up,.
There was also the time during the early 70s when the work-
ers were on strike for a nine-month period of time. Everybody ate
a lot of beans and drank water. But, we made it!


Not the Answer

DOES THE LEGALITY OF FIREWORKS make them unob-
tainable at special holidays? Does their ban stop people from set-
ting them off, wholesale, ever' July fourth?
Do laws passed against driving while drinking put a .stopto, the
practice?. Do speed laws prohibit. people from racing through, our
city streets or driving through STOP signs? ,,,,
Does virtually a drowning every week stop people from flock-
ing to the beaches? Does an occasional hurricane and its destruc-
tion prevent people from building million dollar structures on the
water's.edge right in their paths?
No way will these practices be abandoned. People enjoy them
too much.
NEITHER WILL THE PROPOSED GUN laws prohibit the sale
or ownershipof guns. for the same reason. People enjoy the power
which owning a gun affords them. They represent the ultimate in
self protection. ..
To think that laws banning or regulating the ownership ofpop-
ular guns is going to prohibit their ownership is like whistlitig in
the dark to keep iup your courage; you're fooling nobody but your-
self. '
Besides that, it's opposed to the Constitution of the United
States, which allows society to bear arms.
If.it would stop the school killings; if it would stop the sense-
less murder of fellow workers; if.it would stop "rage' killings, then
we would be all for it. :
But it worn't! ''.. "


Only a national change of heart toward odirfellow man is going
to stop the senseless carnage.


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert



You Talk About A Convenience Store!


JI don't remember the man's
name. I don't think he .had one.
And you c6ild ,hear him coming*
before you saw himr. He had the
oldest truck I reckon that was still
running and it had those big,.
high wooden racks on the back ...
You can't believe how much "stuff'
was piled on that things
He had pots and pans of every


description. He had dungarees int
just your size. leather belts. buots
and laces: straight razors and
buck knives in a case. dresses.
canning jars, genuine pearl neck-
laces, women's hats unth leathers
and veils. bolts and bolts of mater-
ial. earthenware. combs, Borden
canned milk. Octagon soap. Blue
Tip safety matches, a divining rod;
and at least five hundred and sev-
enty-three various and sundry
other things.
* The Rolling Store Man had
arrived
We'd pile out into the yard and
marvel at the way everything was
bouncing and swinging around as


he groLind that truck to a halt. One
of the great mysteries of life is how
he managed to keep all that stuff
attached and intact as he jolted
from farm to farm
You'd smell the fruit hanging
on the back even before you got
around there. He'd. have a couple
of stalks of bananas tied to the
very last "top board" arid a half
empty crate of oranges just below
that.
You mix in the aroma of tobac-
co with just a hint of paraffin,
some axle grease, and an overripe
peach or two and you've got the
rolling, store smell. There was
nothing quite like it, before or,


since -
I don't nghtly think he had a.
real schedule. He might get out
our way once a month. He didn't
come as much when the weather
got bad. Me and LeIn and David
Mark would circle th; truck a cou-
ple of times looking for something
new as he exchanged pleasantries
With Mom or Dad. We were mostly
thinking about those Milk Duds- '
and the Baby Ruths. And the
Beech-Nut chewing gum ...
He'd have a coon skin cap or
two. And he had the first rubber.
band propelled balsa wood air-','!
plane that I ever saw. And if you
were "good" he'd show you the real-.
guns he carried, up on the fror t
seat.
We most always got a treat of
some kind. That's why we liked to
hear him coming down the road.-'
And that's why he 'conjures up
happy thoughts forty years after-'-
his final run .
.Bless, Mother's heart, shle
always looked at the dresses aiid'
hats but she bought the '
Calumet baking powder and th.,'-
Barbour's sewing machine thread.
If he had a little time-and;it..
always seemed he did-hed sit- a'
spell on the porch and give us the "
latest news out of McKenzie 'or
Trezevant or Dyersburg. I, think he
knew. President Eisenhower per-.
sonally. And he'd seen Roy Acuff at.
the Grand Ole Opryl .
He was the Dan Rather of his .
day.. -
You could- always tell if he was *
"just starting' out" or "headin' in" by
the chicken cage in the back. Folks'
didn't have a lot of cash laying
around. That was perfectly alright,
with the rolling store man. He did-
n't want no plastic card ut
he'd take near 'bout anything else,..
you had! A couple of good setting
hens could fetch you a world -ol
stuff off that truck. He'd take a .
hamper of peas. A bushel of corn.
Okra. Tomatoes if they weren't too
ripe.. ,Cane bottom chairs that
Granddaddy would make.
S He was-a- trading fool! .: d .''.-:'-
S remember-bonetiine, when .we-%.'
were'a littl'e'iblder, JLeon stoppffigl.,
him down by the creek and swap-' .
ping him a half dozen eggs for a
plug of Brown Mule chewing
tobacco. Folks, I was green before
we could reach the shade of tfhe
barn. It didn't take Dad long to
find us when we didn't "come out" '
to greet the rolling store. He hun-
kered down beside us and allowed
that real men didn't spit out their
tobacco. .'
Whew! I can't start to describe,;
that afternoon to you. I'll tell you
this, we weren't interested in any
Milk Duds .. we were trading for,
SSS Tonic and Smith Brothers -
Cough Drops and Milk of Magnesia
and Ex-Lax and Carter's Little
Liver Pills .
O. K., I have a lot of wonderful'
memories of, the trolling store ,
man-and one bad one!
(See KESLEX ON PAGE 3)


Th Signs ofApproaching FallAre Beginning to Show


IT *MAY NOT FEEL:like it; but
fall is .just around the cornerr,,
according, *,o the subtle signs'
which a're surfacing everywhere.
Fall is that time of year when
the weather is such that a body
can put up with it. The tempera-
ture is mild. the rainfall is moder-
ate, the wind doesn't blow extra
hard, and the mornings are brisk.
Of course, none. of this has
happened yet, but the signs are'
that it is just around the corner..
I .saw several of the subtle
signs:this past week. After I wiped
the sweat from my brow so I could
see, they were there as plain. as
day. It took no special awareness'
to see them. It wasn't, as if the
squirrels were growing thicker.
coats or the groundhog burrows
becoming more numerous,-or the
caterpillars growing fuzzy on the
north side.

NUMBER ONE ON my list of
observations .was, school has


SETAOIN SHRDL\U


... by Wesley Ramsey


started! The buses have started file.
going by my house about '7:40 Along with the school buses
.each morning, loaded with stu- .comes the beginning of football
,de'its bound for the classroo.'.-:" season. It starts, you know, with
That's usually a sure sign the playing of 'the preliminary
that fall is just around the corner. :.warm-up games this Friday.
A sign that it hasn't .arrived Another sure sign of fall being
yet is that I can still see the buses on the way. *'
rather than identifying them by I was talking to Gene Raffield
their running lights. in his hospital room the other day
They all get together, at the. :.about the beginning of football
end of Gautier Memorial Lane and 'season and how it was definitely a
parade in an easterly direction on game for the young men \We both
the street at th-'.same time. It'sas wondered how even the young
if .they stop. and wait on each men could ;tand to wear all thai
other to get' to the street, before padding in this heat But. fall is
beginning their parade, one after on the way and they won't have to
the other,. up the street in single suffer for very long.


ANOTHER SIGN WAS the
raining- down of the pine' needles
one day last week.
The breeze was a little brisk
one morning and they came down
.in droves. .
When pine needles begin to
fall they just drive themselves into
the ground like tomato stakes. It
was literally raining pine needles
one morning.
If you haven't done so
already, you had better hunt up'
your yard rake, because you are
going to need it before very long to
rake up. the pine needles and
other leaves.'" .,
Before, long, yoti'll need to
begin making plans to go to the
mountains ;to, view the leaf color!

DR. WAYNE'S PEAR tree has
already shed its production .of
fruit and leaves. Another sure
sign of fall.
When I drove by his office the
other day, I saw pears on the


ground Where they had fallen off.
Some were already rotting! .
Dr. Wayne's pear' tree is
always a good harbinger, of the
approach of fall, just. as it is when
it announces the approach. of
spring.
Nobody picked the pears this
year. They just littered the
ground.
Whatever happened to mak-'
ing pear preserves? Or pear pie?
Or, just canning pear halves?
They make mighty good eating
when fall and winter finally does
get here.
Dr. Wayne has a good supply
of the basic ingredients of a lot of
pear pies just going to waste on
the ground..

I SAW SOME 'ripe mus-
cadines in the markets this week,
also. That's another sure sign of
fall. When the large golden balls
start to appear in the markets,
you can be assured that fall. can't


be far behind.
I've tried and tried, but simply
can't get a vine to grow and pro-,
duce for me. I, have to depend on'
the succulent grapes becoming
available in the super markets to
provide me with my annual belly-
ache.
Ripening muscadines conjure
up in my imagination visions of
* muscadine, jam and muscadine
pie. Muscadine pie is my favorite
pie .. this time of the year.
Dillard's and Callaway
Gardens make' delicious musca-
dine jam and I may be forced into
going after some, with signs of fall
in the air.

OF COURSE, A SURE sign of
fal.l'is',the advent of the fall foot-
ball season. With the AP poll
Snaming Florida State as number
one in the nation already and Lou
Holtz getting back in harness,
coaching South Carolina, who
can doubt that this will be proba-
bly the best fall season, ever?


-THE STAR- -, Postmaster:


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3rd Annual Scallop Fest


And Fishing Tourney Set


Even after the excitement and
commotion in St. Joe Bay and sur-
rounding wetlands you can bet
that the '99 scallop season won't
go out without a bang.
The "bang", otherwise known
as the 3rd Annual Scallop Festival,
is not only being extended due to
popular demand, but, being intro-
duced for. the first time, in con-
junction with the Scallop Festival,
is the First Annual Cobia
Boat/Yamaha Saltwater Fishing


From left are Mitch Burke, Dianna Harrison, Richard Stillwell, Bill Strang, Henry Butts,
Tommy Cowart, Raymond Aylmer, James Heath, Ray Brant, Carl Reichert, Peggy Waters, Marchell
Gathers, and Lavetta Best. Sheila Fennell was unavailable for the photo.



Gulf Transportation Tops In State


Gulf County Transportation
continues to rank' at the top of its
service when compared to the
State: of Florida's other trans-
portation agencies. You might
recall that last year Raymond
Aylmer won the state driving
award. Well, this year Gulf
Courity, Transportation has been
selected as the "Rural

O.K. to Drink the

Water on Friday
According to Port St. Joe'
Public Works Superintendent
Terry McDaniel, the city's water
tank located near the intersection
of Tenth Street and Long Avenue
will be drained, cleaned and dis-
infected this Friday.
During the' process, which
will probably last the entire day,
the tank will be taken out of ser-
vice, but will return to' use on
Saturday.
'Should city residents notice'
discoloration in their water sup-
ply,- McDaniel notes that it is not
harmful. When the procedure is
completed, city personnel plan to
try.to bleed the lines to avoid the
unsightly coloring.
"We're sorry for the inconve-
nience this might cause the resi-
dents, but we're'required by the
DER'(Department of Emnironmen-
:taliProtection) ito ,,disinfect the -
tank once every five. years for
health and safety reasons," added
McDaniel,


Kesley

(From Page 2)
We'd always want to go with'
him. He'd laugh. and let us ride
about halfway over to the
Cunningham farm on the tail gate
of that old truck. We. were bounc-
ing with the bananas and the cross
cut saws and,-the genuine Persian
rugs direct from the. Orient .
It was a shining time!
And as I 'reflect back on it ,I
realize I don't ever seem to be at,
the, right place at the right time.
When we were dying to go to town,
they brought the store to us! Now,
that I have no desire to shop, to
see the city lights, to bang around
in the traffic, I've got to "get up and
go" every time I need something.
Ain't life amazing! '
.Leon swears up and down that
our rolling store man is still alive .-
S. e says he saw him just the
other day selling 3 in 1 oil arid a
hand held can opener on the Home
Shopping Network ...
Respectfully,
,* Kes


Transportation Coordinator of the
Year" for the state.
The award was announced at
the Annual Transportation and
Disadvantaged Conference at
Orlando early this month. Gulf
County Association for Retarded
.Citizens, Inc. (GCARC) is part-
nered 'with Gulf County
Transportation as the coordinator-
of the group.
Local administrator Mitch
Burke received the award at the
conference. He pointed out that
the award was given based on


such criteria as the annual per-
formance report, improved cost
effectiveness or reductions,
expansion of service, and other
similar efforts in service delivery.
A few of the major areas of'
positive changes between the year
of 1997 and 1998 include a 10%
decrease in the cost for trans-
portation trips, dropping from
$17.73 to $16.05. Another major,
change was the cost per vehicle
mile, reducing 23% from $1.22 to
$.99.
Burke said the "Adopt-A-


Red Tidc From Page 1
toms, itchy, running eyes, scratchy throat or difficulty in breathing.,
People who are particularly sensitive to plant products may experi-
ence rashes when coming into contact with red tide affected areas.
Blooms of both' non-toxic and toxic microorganisms may cause rashes.
Illness could result if shellfish such as oysters, clams, and other
bivalve mollusks are consumed during a red tide outbreak. Because the
mollusks collect a high concentration of the toxin during an outbreak,
shellfish harvesting is banned. Shellfish harvesting in St. Joseph Bay is
banned as of now, until water samples 'determine that red tide is gone.
SCALLOPS CAN BE EATEN
According to Ms. Summers, snorkelers and swimmers can use St.
Joseph Bay. The red tide organism poses no threat to most individuals.
Scallops can be harvested, and if only the muscle is eaten (the part one
normally eats), they are safe. Only the viscera of the scallop has any con-
centration of toxin. The.viscera is thrown away when you clean the scal-
lop..
No illness has been reported from consuming filleted fish taken.in
Flonda red tide areas. The toxin' is not present in the fleshy part of fish.
However, it- is never advisable to eat fish that appear to be sick or lethar--
gic. because, the' cause of the behavior or death cannot be absolutely E
known-it could be something unrelated to red tide.
Bivalve mollusks Iclams. oysters, and coquinas) should not be eaten
because the toxin concentrates in the viscera, and typically one eats the
entire clam. oyster, etc. Bivalve mollusks can purge the red tide toxins
from their' systems after two to four weeks, depending upon the extent of
exposure to the red tide organisms and on the volume of tidal flushing
after the red tide has dissipated.
Shrimp, crabs, and lobsters are not affected by the red tide organism
and can be consumed as usual.
OTHER MARINE LIFE AFFECTED
Reports of 29 dolphins and 18 sea turtles washing ashore have been
confirmed by Ms. Summers. 'The dolphins are being reported in Gulf and
Bay counties, with most in Gulf. The sea turtles have been reported from
Franklin to Bay county. Necropsies of the affected animals are being done
by the National Marine Fisheries lab in Panama City, assisted by Ron
Har dy of Gulf World. The National Marine Fisheries has arranged for
Meiagani Stolen of SeaWorld in Orlando to fly in Wednesday evening to help
in the documentation and necropsy of .the dolphins and turtles. Results.
from those tests \\ill not be available for a number of weeks, and with the
turtles it will be months before results are known. The ANERR team has
been marking animals with orange spray paint if they have already been
.counted and tissue samples taken. Anyone-with.reports of unmarked dol-
Sphins or turtles, can call 850-670-4783.
Nearly all fishes are, susceptible to red tide depending upon the den-
sity of the bloom, length of exposure time, and other factors.. Death is...
caused by a nerve toxin that affects the' central nervous systeimi of fish
such that they are paralyzed and can't breathe. Slow-moving or bottom-
dwelling fish are usually the first to die In a red tide, but others are affect-
ed as well.
'Red tide is not a recent problem widely thought by many' to be a result
of pollution. It has been reported as early as 1530, long before pollution
and widespread use of chemicals. Red tides are typically seasonal and
occur sporadically.' Florida red tides originate 10 to 40 miles offshore, and
field studies have shown an association with oceanic events.
CLEANUP UNDERWAY
City of Port St. Joe crews have already begun clean-up of the fish and
other marine life that have washed ashore along the city's beaches.
County crews will be responsible for areas outside the city limits.


Tournament.
The First Annual Cobia
Boat/Yamaha Saltwater Fishing
Tournament will be staged out of
the new Port St. Joe Marina on St.
Joseph Bay and First Street on
September 2, 3, and 4. A commit-
tee of local sports fishermen have
been diligently planning and work-
ing to make this a really special
event, first time out.
The captain's meeting will be


Funds Available for Tourism

Development Projects in Y2K


The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council (TDC) has


Grandparent" program initiative
has also helped as local residents
have paid the Medicaid co-pay-
ment for transportation of those
on fixed income and, in need of
assistance. ,s
If It Ain't Broke. Don't Fix It
Just as GCARC and Gulf
County Transportation are begin-
ning to make major waves as one
of the State of Florida's 'top
groups, some major changes in
the transportation coordinator .
provider selection process could
alter the way they do business.
'-The state has opened the
provider service up to the compet-
itive bid process, and Greater:
Pinellas Transit has made a pro-
posal along with GCARC.
- During a special meeting of
the Gulf County Commission last
week, the.board agreed to provide
its support to the local provider
(GCARC) based primarily on its
continuous ,record of exemplary.
service.
'' The board also poised itself to
be in a position to intervene into
the process and 'name Gulf
County as the coordinator/
provider should GCARC not be
awarded the contract.
The state did provide for local
government to have the authority
to. do such if they so-desired.
Commissioners seemed unified in
a stance to take whatever mea-
sures might be necessary to
maintain local operations.
An outside "for profit" coordi-
nriit "would probably charge an
administration fee onto trans-
portation users co-payment
charges in order to generate re\-
enues to operate the service.
Gulf County Transportation
does not currently charge extra
for that service.
Commissioner John Stanley
told commissioners during
Tuesday's meeting that there was
now :some concern as to how
much input the board might have
in the selection process. Following
a motion by Stanley, the board
unanimously agreed to actively
seek to become the county's
transportation provider.


approved a funding request appli-
cation to be used by any organi-
zation that would like to request
funding for tourism-related pro-
jects in Gulf County,
The TDC has also developed
an evaluation process, and a cal-
endar giving dates for submitting;
reviewing, and the availability of
funds for approved 2000 submis-
sions. Application packages and a
calendar can be obtained at the
Gulf County Courthouse at the
County Chief Administrator's
office.
Applications will be accepted
at four times during 2000. The
application deadline for the first
quarterly cycle is October 29th of
this year. 'Apphlcations received
will be reviewed and those
approved will be eligible to receive
funding by mid-December for pro-
Sjects beginning in the first quarter
of 2000.
The deadline for submitting
applications for the second quar-
terly cycle is January 28, 2000;
for the third cycle is April '28,
2000; and for the fourth cycle is
July 28, 2000.
(See TOURISM on Page 6A)


Port Auth.

(From Page 1)
term limit policy. Ironically, Greg
Johnson was recently replaced on
the Gulf Coast Community
College board based on the same
term-limit policy. -
Tommy Pitts will 'remain hi'
service to: the Port Authority after
the board, voted to name him as
Port Director (a non paid posi-
tion)..
Pitts has served as vice-chair-
man of the Port Authority over the
past few years, and has been
instrumental in helping to devel-
op most of the authority's current
plans and efforts.
All three of the remaining
board members' have served for
two terms or more and will likely
be replaced when their current
terms expire. Those members are
Robert Nedley, Rawlis Leslie, and
Christine White.


September 2 at 7:00 p.m., and
"weigh-in" is scheduled for
Saturday the 4th, 4:00 to 6:00
p.m., at the marina. The awards
.ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.
that evening. Registration forms
can be picked up at most area
marinas or by contacting the
Chamber of Commerce.
The registration deadline is
September 2, 6:00 p.m. ET. For
additional information or to regis-
ter to participate i"n the Scallop
Festival, and Saltwater Fishing
Tournament call (800) 239-9553
or (850) 227-1223 or 227-2151.

The Scallop Festival portion of
activities will be held at Frank Pate
Park in downtown Port St. Joe.
The festival will be held Saturday
and Sunday, Labor Day, weekend.
It will open at 10:00 a.m. ET; there
is no admission charge. .
At the l'etival there will be arts
and crafts. environmental exhibits,
blood vendors. games and enter-
tainment throughout both days,
Plan to bring the whole family for
two days of sun. fun. and fish


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"The Folk Revival" Coming to the Dixie Theatre


The final production of the
1999 Summer Season at the Dixie
Theatre in Historic Apalachicola
will be "The Folk Revival".
S Opening on September 1, this
evening of classic folk music from
the '50s, '60s and '70s will feature
Judith Lovin and Ken Sizemore,
straight from their engagement in
Nashville, Tennessee.
Performances at the Dixie
Theatre are at 2:30 p.m. on,
Wednesday and Sunday and at 8
p.m. on Thursday, Friday and


Alyssa Hope Owens
and big sister Faith

Owens Welcome
New Sister Home
Faith Owens %would liketo
welcome her new sister, Alyssa
Hope, born at Gulf Coast Hospital
on July 27th, weighing six
Sounds 4.3 ounces.
The girls' proud parents are
Larry and Melissa Owens.
Grandparents are Charles and
Carol Stnngfellow. and Larry and
Pam Owens. Aunt Amy (Nenel
SOwens and Uncle Michael
(Monke-y Stnngfellow also wel-
comed the new addition.

Conducting Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting neighborhood outreach
on Thursday. August 26th, in the
North Port St. Joe community
beginning around 9:30 a.m.
They w.vil be goine door to
door to give out information abour
,ser-ices available to people 60
and over. For more information.
please call 229-8466.


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Judith Lovin and' Ken Size-
New Books Now at
Gulf County Library
The Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe would like
to advise the community of it s
latest addition of books. They are
as follows:
*Worst Fears Realized by
Stuart Woods
*.The Naked Savages by Fred
Mustard Stewart
*Inside Chiropractic by
Samuel Homola, D.C.
*Calder Pride by Janet Dailey
*Jupiter's Bones by Faye
Kellerman
*. Black Notice by Patricia
Cornwell
*Heartwood by James Lee,
Burke
*Guide Book of United States
Coins edited by R.S. Yeoman,
*The Y2K Personal Survival
Guide by Michael S. Hyatt
*Shadow by Bob Woodward
*McNally's Dilemma by
Lawrence Sanders
*. Lake. News by Barbara
Delinsky
*Alotfher of Pearl by Melinda
Havn es
*Devil's Teardrop by Jeffery
Deaver.
The Gulf Count'l Public
Libran hours are Monday and
Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until
8:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday
from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.'
until 4:00 p.m.

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


more are truly artists for whom
singing is the most natural
expression. They are versatile per-
formers who, having found their
own best style, wisely stay in its.
niche. Their individuality deliber-
ately marks their choice and pre-:
sentation of material so the songs'
are of a piece, but without being
dull and repetitious.
Ranging from the timeless to
the timely, they present a pro-
gram that cuts across lines and
limitations. Their repertoire
ranges from folk.- MNR. country
classics, sh,-ow tunes, 50s repris-
es, bluesy ballads. and social
statements, to their own shining
collection of well-wntten. original
songs. all-in-all a fine sense of
balance between performers and
audience.
Judith has sung in both the
United States and Europe with
musical theater.a vanous ensem-
bles. from madrigal to bluegrass.
and as a solo vocal act with piano.
In Nashville. Judith has been a
demo and studio singer, a festival
producer of traditional music, a
music education activist, and
Chairman of the Board of the
Nashville Entertainment Associa-

"Coupla White
Chicks"Is Back,
Due to unprecedented
.demand, the run of the current
plaa White Chicks Sit-
ting Around Talking". has been
extended at the Dixie Theatre
through Saturday, August 28th.
This zany comedy takes place
in the kitchen of an archetypal
suburban housewife in Westch-
ester County. New York. Maude is
having a tough day: her husband
is off on a spree with his secre-
tarn', and she can't get rid of her
pesky new neighbor who has just
moved up from Texas. The neigh-
bor pesters her until they become
friends and eventually join forces
against their errant and errnig
husbands.
"A Coupla White Chicks Sit-
ting Around Talking' features
audience favorites Gayle Seaton
and Dixie ParUngton.
Performances at the Dixie
Theatre are at 2:30 p.m.. Wednes-
day and Sunday, and at 8 p.m.
Thursday. Friday and Saturday.
For reservations call (8501
653-3200.


Delaney Lauren Butts
Butts Bring Home Butts of Knard. Lane\ Is he
areal-granddaughter of Dink and
Another Sister! BettBailey and Henry and Lena
A othr Sster Butts, all of Port St. .Joe.
Taylor and Kaylee Butts are
proud to announce the arrival of
their sister. Delaney Lauren u
Lanes was born on August D
13 at South Georgia Medical
Center in Valdosta. Georgia. She A
weighed nine pounds. sLx ounces
and was 21 1/8 inches long.
Laney is the daughter of
Bryan and Nikki Butts of
Valdosta. Georgia. She is the
granddaughter of Richard and:,"
Debbie Williams of Port St. Joe -.
and Wilbur and Mary Linda


tion.
Ken came to Nashville as a
writer-artist with an RCA affiliate
after several years of playing as a
solo act at clubs. Iounge,.. coffee-
Shouses .and colleges across the
United States.
Throughout their musical
lives, both Judith and Ken have
had a folk music base. in recent
.years, presenting folk music of the
'60s and 70s in a popular ensem-
ble called The Folk Revival (In the
Nashville area, they are joined by
fellow lonig-time Nash'ille musi-
cians. John Logan and Rick Bei-
ati.
Judith and Ken first sang
together in the '70s v.hile making
a demo tape for a writer in a
Nashville recording studio Since
1980. they have been a popular
vocal! duo, presenting both con-
certs and narraltie/song format
programs on a regular circuit
throughout the southeast
The 'varied and, interesting
musical histone- of each individ-
ual artist, the perfectly matched
vocal timbres,. the subtle vet sink-
ing harmonies all come together
in this partnership of two accom-
plished profes_-sionals who. bnng
you, a strong, charismatic perfor-'
mance: .
For reservations call (850)
653-3200.

Free Overview,
On Diabetes
Dr. Abdus Khan,will make a .
presentation on diabetes on
Monday. August 30th. at 10-45
,a.m. in the Stiles Brown Senior
Citizens Center in Port St. Joe. He
will discuss the disease. pass out
free 'literature, and answer
questions.
Dr. Khan will also provide
indiidual screenings after his
talk. The public is invited to
attend. Watch The Star for future
educational programs to be
scheduled.

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






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William Meizner of Mexico Beach,
welcomed their new daughter,
Lillian Vicari Meizner,. to their
home. Her grandfathers are Dave
Meizner and Vincent Vicari. '
Lillian would like to thank all
of her wonderful friends in MNexico
Beach for their generosity ,ard
wonder ful gifts.. She is deeply
touched and grateful for the warm
/ welcome -she has received from
everyone.

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1999.2000 Cindy's Darlin' Dolls

Ballet, Baton, and Ciccrlchadiiq classes will
be held each Monday at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Building ( 120 Library Drive), beginning
Monday, August 30 for ages 5 and up. Classes will
continue through the month of February and
ci' conclude with our annual recital.

'CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY
Ballet ........... 3:30 4:15 .
.Baon ........ 4:15 5:00
S Cheerleadin ... 5:00 5:45
C.. iass tecs re $20.00 monthly r tb
i | |one cla,,s and $30.00 mond-f\ tfor two
classes. To register, please call
Cindy Belin at 647-5222 --


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999 PAGE 5A


MDA Holds Summer Camp on Cape San Bias


Fun, fun, and more fun was
had by all during the Muscular
Dystrophy Association of Florida's
Summer of '99 Camp at Billy Joe
Rish State Park on Cape San
Bias.
Outdoor activities included
swimming, fishing, kayaking,
canoeing, horseback riding, beach
parties, cook-outs, bonfires, and
fireworks. Approximately 30
campers and counselors ranging
from .age six to 21 were paired up
"for the week-long camp.
, ; i.ocal businessman Tom
Brodato of Brolt-a-toe's Outdoor
.Sidplies and Services, Inc. donat-
ed kayaks, canoes, paddling gear,
and instructors to guide campers
and counselors in a "paddling
roQdeo."


"Initially, the campers and
counselors were very enthusias-
tic. We provided instruction and
training for the group. Towards
the end, the campers faded out
with the heat, even at the water's
edge," offered Brocato.
He added, "I'm glad that the
skies were clear and that the rain
held off for the outdoor activities.
Everyone seemed to enjoy their
time on the water."
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a
group of inherited, progressive
muscular disorders of unknown
cause. The most common of the
disorders leads to muscle weak-
ness, altered gait, curvature of the
spine, frequent falls, and difficul-
ty standing up and climbing
stairs.


,The Kiwanis Club honored Wesley R. Ramsey, left, at their recent meet-
:'ing. Mr. Ramsey has been covering the Kiwanis activities for over 40 years.
Presenting him a plaque of appreciation is Keith Jones, president.

Kiwanians Advised Now

Is Time to Invest in Stocks


Now is the time to invest in
the stock market if you will
believe what the representative of
Edwards/Jones Investment Co.
said on a video to the Kiwanis
Club Tuesday.
The speaker used the-coming
discount rate hike (scheduled for
this past Tuesday) as the basis for
the fed's controlling the monetary


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crepe myrtle. COLD TOLERANT CITRUS
& OTHER TREES. Take a stroll through our
gardens and see a large seiecio'n of oloom-
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growth rate. 'The fed's are sched-
uled to raise the discount rate by
.25% this year to control'the rate
of inflation." according to the
speaker. 'The fed's assured us
that this will be the only increase
in the present calendar year."
The speaker declared this the
best economic investment climate
in history as he outlined the
growth 'of the D6di Jnries' arid
NASDAQ to a combined total of
over 11,000 points. He pointed
out that five years ago the aver-
ages were only 3,000 points.
He predicted an unprecedent-
ed growth due to the number of
stocks available for purchase
shrinking because of mergers and
acquisitions. The quarter of a
point increase in:the interest floor
rate has been brought about by a
climbing of the Japanese yen
against the dollar. The rate was
also a result of the government's
determination to reduce the
nation's huge six trillion dollar
debt.
"President Clinton has said
the debt can be' erased in 15
years, but don't you believe it. The
reduction will be substantial but
not completely eradicated," the
speaker said. He also pointed out
that the Y2K we hear so much
about is scheduled to be "the
greatest non-event in history.".


Most muscular dystrophy
patients are usually confined to a
wheelchair at a very young age.
Besides the physical complica-
tions, psychosocial problems
develop, IQ's are frequently low,
and life expectancy is limited.
There are no specific therapies for
treatment. Exercise is encouraged
as long as possible.
Brocato, who is also a physi-
cal therapist, notes, "After dealing
with such a variety of summer
vacationers, many who are young,
fit, and able-bodied,' spending

WIC Program

Changes Become

Effective Sept. 1
According to Jane VanHeiden,
WIC Coordinator for the Gulf
County Health Department, there
are several new policies that will
effect clients that are on the WIC
Program in the state of Florida.
These changes will take effect on
September 1st.
All clients must now provide
proof of residence, proof of
income, and proof of identification
for clients, proxies, and co-care-
takers. Those persons who are on
Medicaid, WAGES/TANF or food
stamps will continue to be auto-
matically eligible as long as they
meet the age or pregnancy
requirements.
Examples of proof include:
driver's license, birth certificates,
picture identification, pay check
with name and address, unem-
ployment documents, voter regis-
tration cards. All clients being
certified or re-certified must bring
this documentation with them
after September 1st to their
appointments.
The WIC Program has
released the new poverty income
guidelines, which are based upon
the increases in the Consumer
Price Index. These are used to
determine income eligibility for
the WIC Program at the time of
certification for those persons not
receiving food stamps, WAGES/
TANF or Medicaid.
Eligibility for WIC is based
upon income and nutritional or
medical risks. Income guidelines
are very generous, they vary
according to the number of per-
sons in the family. For example a
family of four making $30,895 per
year or $595: per ,week, would
qualify. Risks are determined by
obtaining the "height, weight,
hemoglobin and health status of
the person applying for the pro-
gram.
WIC provides a food package
tailored to meet the nutritional
needs of the population it serves.
Foods available include milk,
cheese, juice, cereal, peanut but-
ter, or dried beans or peas.
WIC benefits both mother and
children. Pregnant women
enrolled in WIC have healthier
babies at birth. Children on WIC
are, less likely to be anemic, which
allows them to learn better in
school.
The general public benefits
since for every $1.00 invested in
this program $3.50 is saved in
special education and Medicaid
,costs.
If you are interested in learn-
ing more about this beneficial
program, please call the Gulf
,County WIC program at 227-
1276, extension 118.


quality time with a disabled indi-
vidual in the outdoors can be very


fulfilling and awakening.
Limitations in regular activi-


ties of daily living exist with these
young people, as well as with
most outdoor experiences. I am
blessed to work with these folks
and challenged by their determi-
nation."
The MDAF summer camp has
a long history at Billy Joe Rish
State Park. The park is designed
for wheelchair accessibility and to
enhance a disabled individual's
experience at the beach. The
campers come from all over the
state of Florida.
The counselors are also from
within the state. This year, a large
group of counselors made the trip
up from Tampa. A young coun-
selor who's volunteered six years
in a row stated, "I love coming
here, the facilities, the surround-
ings, and especially the people are
great!"


MDA camp counselor and
camper shown getting last minute
instruction by Tom Brocato for pad-
dling a sit-on-top kayak in the top
photo. Two campers and their coun-
'selor taking a break from canoeing
in St. Joe Bay.









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"GoPacks" Ease Children's Transition to Foster Care op "ro
and Minerals- The TDC chose a


process at this time in order to
establish a short, but reasonable
timetable for submission and
quick funding of requests. It is
hoped that the short cycle can
help to expedite the development
and implementation of tourism-
related projects in Gulf County.
The TDC will evaluate each
project using specific criteria
including: how the project will
stimulate tourism, if it would
extend the tourist season, if it will
create jobs and/or stimulate the
economy, and the impact that the
TDC funds would have on the
project. o

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BellSouth Florida Pioneers
and the Guardian Ad Litem Office


Justin Gerlach
Gerlach Graduates
from Univ. of Florida
Justin Gerlach graduated
from the University of Florida in
Gainesville on Saturday. August
7th, with a bachelor's degree in
business administration.
Justin is a 1995 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. He is
the son of Cathy and Allen Cox.


of Panama City are working in
partnership with the Department
Children and Families to provide
luggage, toiletries, and clothing
for children going into foster care.
The telephone company's ser-
vice organization and the child
advocacy group have assembled
100 overnight bags filled with
toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, a
change of clothes and teddy
bears.
"We are an employee service
organization," said John Robbins,
BellSouth Regional Manager and
Pioneer project chairman. "This
will serve as care packages,. let-
ting the children know there are
people in the community who
care."
The recent giveaway kicks off
a larger statewide campaign to
help equip children going into fos-
ter care. A total of 5,280 bags will
go to foster children in BellSouth
service areas. ;
"We are teaming up with the
regional Pioneer group to provide
the change of clothes because
some children have very few
material possessions," Guardian
Ad Litem Director June
Lashbrook said. '"The bags also
will allow children to bring, famil-
iar items with them, minimizing
the confusion sometimes associ-
ated with going to someplace
new.


The, go-pack program is an
example of the Department of
Children & Families' commitment
to partnering with the business


Discover which vitamins and
minerals are right for you. Find
outl why it is important to supple-
ment your diet with vitamins and
minerals. Can vitamins be toxic,
and how much are safe to take?
You are invited to the FREE
nutritional workshop "VITAMINS
AND MINERALS-WHAT DO I
NEED?" on Wednesday, Septem-
ber 1st, at the Cypress Fitness
Center, located on Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka, just one block
north of the traffic signal.
The workshop will begin at
6:15 p.m. CT/7:15 p.m. ET, and
is being presented by The Vitamin
Lady and sponsored by Cypress
Medical and Fitness Center.
Everyone is invited to attend! For
more information, please call
(850) 827-2799 or 639-2348.


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ay and Gulf counties: Nancy -. ..* ..-.-',-:... '.. -:.:-?. ..'--,*** ._
'Conner. board member of
ivocates for Children, WEWA MEDICAL CENTER
uardian Ad Litem; John WEWAV MEDICAiLi CENTER
obbins. BellSouth Regional .
manager and Pioneer Project Malvinder S Ajit M.D
chairman; and June Lashbrook, v ini Cr S. Al i i
director of Guardian Ad Litem. Pediatrics C7' Internal Medicine
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *^
and service community to meet NCe Patients Welcome *
the needs of Florida's most vul-er, Appointments Not Nec ary
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Gumbo Cook-Off Saturday at Beach SeniorCitizens
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gumbo cooking arena.
To add an incentive to the
proposition, a $250 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
their specialty gumbo. They will
also be responsible for bringing
containers and heating devices to
.-,warm their products.
The committee will provide#
tables, electricity (please spec'i.'
If needed), bowls, napkins, and
utensils for consumption and the
location & crowd, (Canal Park in
conjunction with MBARA
Kingfish Tournament weigh-in).
Gumbo from the cook-off 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.

Host Labor Day
Benefit Barbecue
A Labor Day benefit barbecue
,will: be held on Saturday.
September 4th. from 11:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. at Sunset Park in
Mexico Beach.
Barbecue,'chicken plates will
be served for $6.00 each and
hamburger and hot dog plates will
go for $4.00 apiece.
The event will be hosted by
the Mexico Beach Fire
Department. Clowns and minia-
ture cars will be provided by
Shriners Children's Hospital.
All proceeds from the food
sales will benefit the Shriners
Hospital and M.B.F.D.


Catfish in Wewa
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be hold-
ing a catfish supper on Friday.
August 27th, from 5:00 until 7:00
p.m., CT, at Lake Alice Park in
downtown Wewahitchka.
There will be entertainment in
the park while you eat provided by
Bob Davis, Gary Hockaday, and
Renee Thomas.
All proceeds.,from ,jhe.supper
will be used to remodel and
:upgrade the facilities' in the
Wewahitchka Community Cen- :
Ler. '
The meal will consist of cat-
fish, hush puppies, baked beans,
cole slaw and iced tea for only
$3.50. Anyone who would like to
reserve a plate is asked to call
639-9910 or 229-8466 to do so.
There will be lots of fish to eat
and tables to eat supper at and
enjoy the music!





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(Sheriff's Beat)

FOUR MORE ARRESTS IN DRUG
ROUND-UP
Four more suspects have
been arrested in thd most recent
drug round-up by the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office. Among
those arrested was Anthony
Skanes, charged with one count
of the sale of cocaine; he is cur-
rently in the Bay County Jail.
Also charged was Julius A.
Gathers with three counts of the
sale of cocaine; Willie Riley with
two counts of the sale of a coun-
terfeit substance; and a 17 year
,old juvenile with one count of the
Sale of cocaine.
GRAND THEFT ARREST
On Tuesday, August 17th,
Donnie Small, a 35 year old
Callaway resident, was arrested
in Bay County on charges of
grand theft. The charges' came
about when Small and Richard
:'Weathers allegedly stole a boat
from the Wewahitchka area on
Wednesday, August 4th. Both
.subjects in this theft are current-
ly in jail.
SHORT TROT To JAIL
Also on Tuesday, Travis'
Griffen, 35, of Wewahitchka, was
, arrested on eight counts of worth-
less checks on warrants from Bay
County.
Dispatch Supervisor Debbie
Eli saw. Griffen standing by the
back door of the courthouse and
remembered seeing the warrants
on him. She notified a deputy who
walked over to the courthouse
and placed the suspect under
arrest. Griffen posted bond and
was released.
SUSPECT TOURING AREA JAILS
On. Saturday, August 21st,
Vicki Layfield was arrested at


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approximately 5:30 a.m. on a
warrant for violation of probation
(in regard to a charge of burglary
of a dwelling) and was transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail.
While handcuffed to a bar in
the booking area during the
process of charging and booking
Layfield, the correctional officer
walked into another office to get
some paperwork. When he
returned, she had slipped off the
'handcuffs and left the Sheriffs
Office.
Gulf County deputies and
Port St. Joe Police Department
officers had searched for Layfield
for approximately one hour when
the nearby St. Joe Woodlands
Division called and reported that
one of their trucks had been
stolen.
A BOLO (be on the look-out)
was Immediately dispatched to
the surrounding area counties for
Layfield and the truck. It was
located in Calhoun County later
that afternoon, and the suspect
was arrested early Saturday
evening at her home in Bay
County.
Layfield is currently in -the
Bay County Jail being held on a
violation of probation warrant and
a failure to appear warrant in
their county. When she returns to
Gulf County, she will be charged
with escape, grand theft auto,
burglary, and driving while.
license suspended or revoked.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, August 17th-Mark
Fischer, 43, W/M. of Southport,
child support; Tommy. Thomas,
36, of Port St. Joe, child support;
Robert Bryant, 40, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, failure to pay fine; Julius
A. Gathers, 27, B/M, of Port St.
Joe, three counts of the sale of
cocaine; Leroy Yarrell, 24, B/M, of
Port St. Joe, violation of probation



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free'hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you
1 ask people to repeat what they
have said, come see us at:


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(fleeing and attempting to elude);
and Cheryl Hilton, 34, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, two counts of tres-
passing.
Wednesday, August 18th-
Darrell Johnson, 34, W/M, of
Mobile, Alabama, failure to
appear (two counts of felony dri-
ving while license suspended or
revoked).
Friday, August 20th-
Raymond Hewett, 29, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, driving while
license suspended or revoked,
resisting without violence, utter- '
ing a forged instrument.
Monday, August 23rd-Willie
Riley, 37, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
two counts of the sale of counter-
feit substance, dealing in stolen
property, carrying a concealed
weapon, burglary, grand theft.


SPSJPD Report ]
DRUG, LICENSING CHARGES
Shoreline M. Skelly, 34, of
Springfield, was arrested on
Wednesday, August 18th, at
approximately 5:03 a.m., by Port
St. Joe Police Department Officer
James Stephens for driving while
her license was suspended or
revoked, possession of cannabis,
less than 20 grams, and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Officer Stephens initiated a
traffic stop when he observed
Skelly's vehicle traveling at a
speed of 50 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h.
speed zone. Skelly advised Officer
Stephens that her license was
suspended, and an inquiry of her
license confirmed it.
Skelly was placed under
arrest for driving while her license
was suspended or .revoked.
Officer Stephens also checked the
back seat area during which time
he found a package. containing
cannabis, two and one-half blue
pills, a straw, and a mirror.'
DUI WITHIN CITY LIMITS
Stephen W. Dubree, 50, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested on
Wednesday, August 18th, at
about 8:40 p.m. by Officer Chris
Teeter for driving under the influ-
ence.
Officer Teeter observed a
vehicle being driven in an erratic
manner and initiated a traffic
stop. Upon making contact with


Peggy Sue Gentry
Peggy Sue Gentry, 37, a life-
long resident of Port St. Joe, died
Wednesday, August 18, in a local
hospital.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Philip "Flip" Gentry; mother
and father, Emory "Dink" and
Betty Bailey; grandmother, Eva
Brown; one daughter, Megan
Gentry; two sisters, Debbie
Williams and husband Richard
and Donna Parker and husband
Randy; one step-daughter, Lori
Gentry Wallace and husband
Bryan; one step-son, Phil Gentry;
one brother-in-law, Pat Gentry
and wife Krissy who was a special
friend to Peggy; one sister-in-law,
Susan Whitington and, husband
Jimmy; two step-grandchildren,
Kittie Lynn Gentry and Damien
Wallace, all of Port St. Joe; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, August 21, at 10:30
a.m. in the Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church with Rev. David
Fernandez and Rev. David
Nichols officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
The following gentlemen
served as active pallbearers:
Donnie Leavins, Gerald Shearer,
Larry. Gay, Wayne Layfield,
Donnie Guillot and Ken,
Strickland. Honorary pallbearers
were all members of the Gulf


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Dubree, the officer detected a
strong odor of an alcoholic bever-
age.
Further investigation revealed
that Dubree was operating a vehi-
cle while under the influence, the
results of a legal test to determine
the alcohol content of Dubree's
breath resulted in a reading of
0.202, and 0.218.
VIOLATES HIS PROBATION
-Bobby B. Hill, 19, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested on Thursday,
August 19th at approximately
1:43 p.m. by Officer Deborah
Holloway on an active warrant for
violation of probation. Hill was
taken into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
BAD INFLUENCE ON DRIVING'
Joel M. Barbee, 'Sr.,, 54, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested byh
Officer Russell Burch shortly after
midnight on Friday, August 20th,
for driving under the influence.
Officer Burch observed
"Barbee's vehicle being driven in
an erratic manner and Initiated a
traffic stop. Further investigation
revealed that Barbee was operat-
ing a vehicle while under the
influence of an alcoholic beverage.
The results of a legal test to deter-
mine the alcohol content of
Barbee's breath resulted in a
reading of 0.189 and 0.181.
RECAP OF THE MONTH'S
PSJPD ACTIVITIES
The Port St. Joe Police
Activity Report for July shows
that the department answered
360 calls, made 15 misdemeanor
cases, and nine felony cases (89%
cleared by arrest).
The officers also issued four
criminal traffic citations, 17 cita-
tions for traffic infractions and 59
,warning citations. They investi-
gated 10 traffic crashes resulting
in approximately $6,300 in dam-
ages being reported and per-
formed a total of 188 hours on
foot patrol.
RECAPPING THE YEAR
From January through July,
the department' has answered
2,534 calls, made 93 misde-
meanor cases and 55 felony
cases. The department issued 57
criminal traffic citations, 172 cita-
tions for traffic infractions, and
471 warning citations.
They investigated 55 traffic
,crashes resulting in'approximate-
ly $113,080 in damages and three.
injuries reported, and performed
1190.25 hours on foot patrol.


County Mosquito Control.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home. of Port St. Joe was in
charge of all arrangements.

Claire T. Hutchings
Claire Teresa Hutchings, 83,
of St. Joe Beach, died Thursday
evening, August 12, in Port St.
Joe. Born in New Britain,
Connecticut, she moved to this
area in 1975 from Miami..
She was a night operator
employed by the Miami Herald
and was a member of the St.
Joseph's Catholic Church. She
was also a member of the AARP
in Port St. Joe arid worked for the
Green Thumb Program.
Mrs. Hutchings is 'survived
by one brother; Bernard
Hutchings and wife Pat of New
Hampshire; one sister, Kathryn
Loretta Lopez of St. Joe Beach;
one nephew, Daniel William
Lopez of St. Joe Beach; one sis-
ter-in-law, Betty Hutchings of
New Jersey; and numerous
cousins.
A funeral mass was held on
Monday, August 16, at 10:00
a.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church with Father Jim Lambert
presiding.
Gilmore-Southerland Funer-
al Home of Port St Joe was in
charge of all arrangements.





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Shelter
and the City of Wewahitchka, to
,complete the project.
In Other Business
*It was pointed out by
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
and Chairman Tommy Knox that
the majority of Florida Power and
Light stock has been purchased
by Carolina Power and Light.
Knox said he understood there
would probably be 'a few changes
in the company's operations other
than the obvious name change.
*Held public hearings on the
proposed culvert ordinance. The
board will formally vote on the
ordinance during its September
14th meeting. -
*Decided to leave long dis-


[Beach PD Log

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
AUGUST 16TH TO 22ND
During the last week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 45 calls for service and
investigated two thefts.
During the same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed one traffic crash resulting in
no injuries and a total of $5,100
in property damages ..
Seventeen traffic warnings
were issued as well as nine traffic
citations.
RECENT ARRESTS
*Johnny Parnell Vann, of
Mexico Beach, was charged with
aggravated assault with a firearm
by PtIm: Scott Silver on
Wednesday, August 18thi.
*Ptim. Steve Peoples charged
Angelia Elizabeth Stone, of
Valdosta, Georgia. with driving
under the influence on Friday,
August 20th.
*Also on Friday, August 20th,
Leonard Othennile Burrows, Jr.,.
of Port St. Joe, was charged by
Ptlm. Burt Himmer with posses-
sion of alcoholic beverage by a
person 'under the age ol 21.
,*Andrew Jackson Stevens, of
Mexico Beach, was charged by
Ptim. Himmer with making false
911 calls on Saturday, August
21st.
*Samuel Jabbar Alexander, of
Port St. Joe, was charged with
carrying a concealed firearm by
Ptim. Pritchard on Saturday,
August 21st.
*On Monday, August 23rd,'
Ptlim. Himmer charged Walter
Cleighborn Lewis, of Canton,
Georgia, with driving under the
influence, possession of a con-
trolled substance'/cannabis '18
than 20 grams, and possession of
drug paraphernalia.


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is a well known successful piano teacher throughout the
state of Florida. She is a member of ihe Florida State Music -
Teachers Assoc., Florida Federation of Music Clubs, National Piano Guild,
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all ages including adults. For details:
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four-wheel drive tractor to be
used for beach clean-up needs.
*Decided to transfer a used
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tinue using it to help grade and
maintain County Road 5.
*Will hold two public hearings
on Beacon Hill and Gulf County
Sports Complex grant proposals
'beginning at 6:30, prior to the
board's next regularly scheduled
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'Agreed to allow Gulf Coast
Community College to use the
county's industrial park (south of
Wewahitchkal as a temporary site
for a truck drivers' training
School.
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September 2nd to pave the
entrance to .Beacon Hill .Park,
Lucia Drive, and work on the
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-*Named Tonya Nixon, Phil
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gram ,that serves low-
income preschool, children
and their families. North
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in the following counties:
Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty,
Wakulla, and Madison with
Early Head Start in. Gulf
County.,

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Outdoors in the Flathead Tourney Raises $7,515

Panhandle ,mloee 1st Annual Fundraiser Sets Record While Raising Scholarship Dollars
F by Gene Childs The City of Wewahitchka
Flonda Outdoor ki zters" Association IEmployees Club's 1st Annual A


Red tide, words no one in the
Panhandle likes to hear, but more
and more anglers and charter cap-
tains are questioning the source of
our recent fish kills. Some boats
are reporting fish kills eight to 15
miles off shore and snapper have
been added to the list of affected
fish.
Fisheries' biologists are con-
tinuing to monitor. the situation,
and a new report is expected to be
released very soon. Early indica-
tions, though, point towards the
possibility of red tide.
Hurricane Bret's appearance
should remind us to check and
replenish our hurricane kits. We
should never add to the confusion
of last minute buying and prepara-
tions when the next one comes our
way. Prepare now.
Shellcrackers are still the
choice of freshwater anglers. They
are in four to six foot depths and
are biting red wrigglers better than
crickets. Rod and reeling for cat-
fish is still filling some anglers'
coolers.
Scallop season is winding
down, and Port St. Joe will end the
year with a huge Scallop Festival
on Labor Day weekend September
4th. and 5th. This annual event
just gets bigger and better every
year.
In conjunction with the festi-
val, the Port St. Joe Marina and
Gulf County Chamber of Com-
merce will host its 1st Annual
Saltwater Classic Tournament.
This two-division, three-day tour-
ney is scheduled for September
2nd, 3rd, and 4th. More informa-
tion is available at the Port St. Joe
Marina.
Fair Spanish mackerel fishing
was reported this past week. The
hotspots were around Port St. Joe
Peninsula and from the Mexico
Beach Canal west towards
Crooked Island.
King fishing is on and off. A
good many, were brought in to
Hide-A-Way Marina in Mexico
Beach this weekend, according to
owner Jim McCullough.
Mixed bags of snapper and
grouper were also boated by week-
end anglers. The car body site was
the weekend's saltwater favorite.,
This area has been heavily seeded
with artificial reefs and the site
holds enormous schools of bait,
and game fish.
Drifting the area and freelining,
out cigar minnows or a variety of
live bait took the majority of the
kings. No one spot has distin-
guished itself yet as the place to
king fish. Moving from one spot to
another is necessary to find fish.


August 28th is the date for the
3rd Annual Mexico Beach Artificial
Reef Association King Mackerel
Tournament. This open-to-all
tourney begins with a Captain's
Meeting and registration at Hide-
A-Way Marina in Mexico Beach
Friday, August 27, from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m. (CT).
Fishing is from 5:00 to 5:00
(CT) Saturday. Weigh-ins are at
Canal Park until 5:00 p.m. (CT).
An award's ceremony is on tap at
8:00 p.m. (CT) at the Hidden
Lagoon Restaurant. A free BBQ
and fish fry is planned for tourney
anglers.
Over $5,000 in cash and
prizes are up for grabs in this
year's tournament. A $2,500 first
place prize is earmarked for the
largest king. A $250 prize for the
largest Spanish, and a $750 check
for the largest wahoo. Door prizes,
great food, and a lot of fun -are in
store for this year's anglers.
A Seafood Gumbo Cook-Off is
also scheduled for Saturday the
28th. The $250 winner-take-all
contest will be held at Canal Park,
from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. (CT) dur-
ing the tourney weigh-in. There is
no entry fee, but contestants are
required to provide two gallons of
their gumbo to be sold by the
Mexico Beach special events com-
mittee.
Being an outdoor writer in the
Panhandle brings an occasional
perk, but rarely.., Most calls are
about Mary Lou's- first flounder
and necessitate loading up the
camera.and driving after dark too
far to get a picture. More often
than not, the fish is already half-
baked from the flashbulbs of the
neighbors; aunts and uncles; and
their first, second, and third
cousins; but this weekend Gary
Carlson at the Hidden Lagoon
Restaurant called about getting a.
picture of a few black-fin tuna they
had caught.
Captain Alan Gaddis and crew
on the Miss Mandee II Fishing
Team catch the fish served at their,
restaurant. The tuna were big 25
to 30 pounders and fresh as a
spring rain.
After a few pictures' and a
short interview, Gary cleaned the
fish and gave me several nice.,
thick tuna steaks. We grilled one
and blackened another,. These
were definitely the highlight of my
fish eating season so far. When
they advertise fresh-caught
seafood, they mean it. If Mary Lou
will look the other way for just a
second, I might have .a crab-
stuffed flounder on' the grill real
soon.


Flathead Catfish Classic was a
big success this past weekend,
profiting approximately $7,515.
All proceeds will be used to pro-
vide scholarships for local stu-
dents to further their education-
al goals. Around 700 'people
turned out to watch the weigh in
Saturday afternoon, at the
National Catfishing Association
sanctioned tournament.
Robert Shipman of
Wewahitchka took the top prize
of $1,000 with his 27.53 pound
catfish. Shipman also won $200
for the boat with the most pound
average, 39.73 pounds. He also
received approximately a $400
package from the National
Catfish Association (NCA) for
being the member of the NCA
with the biggest flathead. The
package included three rod and,
reels, tackle boxes, gloves, life
jacket and much, much more.-
"The tournament went
super," said Don Minchew, City
Manager of Wewahitchka.
"Everyone involved worked very
hard to help make this tourna-
ment a success. City. employees,
Gulf County Search and Rescue,
the Parker Drive Community.
and mariy more worked very
hard to make this happen."


Shown from left, Gerald Frye, NCA; Bill Mayo, third place: Randy
Harper, second and fourth place; and Jim Whaley, NCA president.


The record for the number of
participants in a first time catfish
tournament was set in the
Flathead Catfish Classic with 80
boats and 164 fishermen. The
total catch for the tournament
weighed in at 546.30 pounds.
-If we wouldn't have gotten
that last minute rain storm, I feel
like we' would have picked up
about 25 or more boats from ftKhe
area," said Minchew.
Josh Gillis won the 8600
prize for largest combined
weight, 87.40 pounds. in the Big
River Round up in Blountstown,
the Meet The Beast tournament
in Bristol and the Flathead
Catfish Classic in Wewahitchka.
Randy Harper took the $500
second place prize with a 25.54
pound flathead, and a $200
fourth place prize with a 19.74
pound fish.
Michael Mayo .placed third
for $300 with his 21.55. pound
catfish, and Andy Bodiford took
the $100 fifth place prize with a
18.00 pound flathead.
"People told us that we
couldn't hold a catfish tourna-
ment in Wewahitchka because of
the number of people who would
cheat by shocking the fish


instead of catching them," said
NCA President Jim Whaley. "But
they were wrong. The tourna-
ment was a success and no one
was cheating."
"When the river was so over-
populated with liatheads. about
five years ago. people wanted to
Scbnert to. shocking the catfish
but of-ie- iier instead of catch-
ing. We came in and convinced
people that we could catch them
out and raise a lot of money while
doing so. The flathead population
is now:down 44% from four years
ago. and we have raised over
$100,000 for the kids over those
four years through tournaments
such as this one."
"This is a family event," said
Whaley. "We had women fishing
with women, kids fishing with
I their parents and grandparents,
and people lined up down here
camping."
"Join the NCA (National
Catfishing Association) and help
us in our effort to promote the
selective harvesting of catfish,"
concluded Jim Whaley.
To join the NCA call toll free,
at 1-877-KATFISH, or 1-850-
674-INCA (16221.


Catfish which weren't taken home by the flathead anglers were
cleaned and donated to the senior citizens according to Jim Whaley,
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From left are CJC Coach Sharon Coleman, Amanda Davis,
and Dr. Dale O'Daniel. -Photo courtesy of CJC


Davis Named to Florida

Academic All State Team


Former Chipola Junior
College softball player, Amanda
Davis of Wewahitchka, has been
named to the Florida Academic All
State team.
In the photo above, CJC
coach Sharon Coleman is shown
congratulating Davis as college
president Dr. Dale O'Daniel looks
on. Coleman says the CJC
Appreciation Club has been very
supportive of student athletes by
providing an academic advising
program led by Dr. David Hilton.
Davis, a 1997 high honor
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School, was a leader on the soft-
ball field from the seventh grade
through graduation when she was
the recipient of a full softball
scholarship to Chipola Junior
College.
According to WHS Coach
Charles Fortner, Amanda led the
team in hitting during her senior
year, racking up the most RBI
among her teammates, and was a
key player on defense at the
catcher position.
Davis received the same aca-


demic all state recognition follow-
ing her senior year at
Wewahitchka.
The future on the diamond is
unclear for this talented athlete
as she was forced to undergo
shoulder surgery twice following
her freshman year at Chipola.-
Since receiving an associate
in arts degree from CJC earlier
this month, Amanda has begun
attending the University of Florida
toward pre-med studies.
Amanda's proud parents are
Carrie Davis of Wewahitchka and
Joe Davis of Bristol.


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Little League Football Kicks

Off Season With Jamboree Sat.


In the photo above, Little League Football players ready themselves for Port St. Joe's upcom-
ingjnaugural season. It will be "kicked off" at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Saturday at the jamboree.

Gulf Pines Receives

Its Best: Survey Yet!


Port St. Joe's Little League
Football season will begin on
Saturday, August 28th, at
Apalachicola High School's Pop
Wagoner Stadium in Apalachi-
c6la.
The local league is fielding
two teams consisting of eight to
10 year olds and one team with a
line-up of 11 and 12, year olds--
75 boys total. The regular six-
game schedule will line up the
teams against those fielded from
Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and
Eastpoint.


The schedule is as follows:
9:00 a.m.-Port St. Joe Jaguars
vs. Eastpoint Eagles; 9:45 a.m.-
Apalachicola Sharks vs.
Carrabelle Panthers; 10:30 a.m.-
Port St. Joe Dolphins vs.
Apalachicola. Bulldogs; 11:15
a.m.--Port St. Joe Buccaneers vs.
Apalachicola Dolphins; 11:45
a.m.-Port St. Joe Buccaneers vs.
Eastpoint 'Tigers; and 12:15
p.m.-Apalachicola Dolphins vs.
Eastpoint Tigers.
Everyone is encouraged to go


out and watch these young grid-
iron players in action!

FSU Gridiron Fans Can
Support Shark Softball!
Calling all Florida State
Seminole fans! During the F.S.U.
home football games, the Port St.
Joe High School softball team and
their parents will be manning a
concession stand as a fundraising
project.
The "Bubba Burger" stand is
located on the lower concourse, in
the south end zone (near gate H).
They invite all'Seminole fans to
stop by and show their support
for the Lady Sharks.


These two young men prac-
tice learning how to tackle.

Little League Football,
Inc. Establishes NYSCA
,-New Chapter to Train
Local Volunteer Coaches
'Little League Football, Inc.
has established an official chapter
of' the National Youth' Sports.'
Coaches Association (NYSCA) to,
train local volunteer coaches on
the appropriate methods of work-
ing with children.
More than 1'.4 million volun-
teer youth coaches have been cer-
tiled bYSCA through its 2.200
chit-ers that emist natio Thide.
NYSCA's coaching" cerulica-
tion program provide coaches
with information on the psycholo-
gy of coaching children in sports,
safety, first aid, maximizing ath-
letic performance, legal liability,
the coach as a role model, how to
organize fun and interesting prac-
tices, tips on teaching the proper
techniques of the sport, and how
to help steer children away from
drugs, alcohol -and tobacco,
among many other' important
areas.
To complete the program,
coaches must pass a written
exam on the material presented
and sign NYSCA's Coaches' Code
of Ethics pledge, which stress the
importance of placing the emo-
tinoal and physical well-being of
players ahead of any personal
desire to win.
Coaches who successfully
complete the program receive
$1,000,000 of liability insurance;
a membership card, four issues of
the Youth Sports Journal; they're
eligible for the National Volunteer,
Coach of,the Year award; and they,
can receive discounts at various
theme parks, motels, and rental
car companies. .
NYSC,\ is a program of the
National Alliance for Youth
Sports, a nonprofit organization
that works to provide safe and fun
sports for America's youth.
For more information on the

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Gulf Pines Hospital in Port St.
Joe has received' excellent news
this week at the conclusion of the
state's, annual relicensure and,:
certification for continued partic-.
ipation on the Medicare. survey
program.
The survey examines compli-
ance with both federal and state
regulations. The two-day survey
was conducted by the Florida
State Agency for Healthcare.
The' .following areas at the
hospital received "zero" defti-
ciencies which is extremely good
news for Gulf Pines:. nursing,
radiology, laboratory, respiratory,
housekeeping, medical records,

Gulf Pines Awaits
A New M.R.I. Unit
It's out with th-e old, and min
with the, new at Gulf Pines
Hospital as they eagerly await
the arrival of a new and more
sophisticated Magnetic Reson-
ance Imaging IMRI) scanner.
In March. the hospital
received the first MRJ unit in Gulf
and Franklin counties. prior to
that, area residents had to travel
to Panama City of Tallahassee to
undergo the procedure. Now,
Gulf Pines Hospital is on standby
to receive its updated version.
The MRI unit has been uti-
-lized bvy -arph'Stclahs sirce- it
first arrived. Radiologists were
performing up to 40 scans a
month. When the new MRI
comes in those numbers are
expected.to increase to 50 proce-
dures per month.

"Accounting & Taxes
for Small Businesses"
Gulf Coast '' Community
College's Small' Business :
Development Center will offer a
seminar entitled. "Accounting
and Taxes for Small Businesses"
on Thursday,, August 26, from
5:00 'to 9:00 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Community College in the
Lifelong Learning Department,
Room 243 in the Student Union
Building. The instructor is
William Steiner, CPA.
Prospective entrepreneurs-
and existing business owners
will learn about .the basic
requirements and appropriate
methods of recordkeeping in a
small business.
Topics: include .recordkeep-
ing, tax reporting, requirements,,
employee expenses. and monthly
iricome sta temen ts. For addition-
al information call the incubator.
at ((,50J 271-- 1106'.

NYSCA certification program con-
tact Keith L. Jones, your local
NYSCA Chapter Director at 229-
1085.,


admissions operating room,
emergency room, risk manage-
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Sify assurance.
The hospital: retained a new
administrator and director of
nursing during the past several
months. They are Susan Blevins
and Todd Myers, respectively.
Both praise the dedication of the
-entire staff for the outstanding
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interested parties are being asked
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the "Gator Booster Club".
They are again this year offer-
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For a generous donation of $100
or greater you will be added as a
member to the "Gator 100 Club".
Your membership, will include a
"Gator 100" embroidered cap and
a reserved parking space at all
home football games. These park-
ing spaces are located directly
behind the bleachers at "Gator"
field.
In addition to membership in
the "Gator 100 Club", several
other types of memberships are
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individual membership of $5.00,
(non-voting individual member-
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-membership), to a $50.00 busi-
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whether large or small, ,will \be
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again this year be offering season
ticket passes for all varsity and
junior varsity home games. These
may be purchased at the following
prices: $30 adult/$25 student
season ticket -pass, varsity and
junior varsity; $20 adult/$15 stu-
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$10 adult/$8 student junior var-
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Season; ticket passes are
available for .sale at Wewahichka
State Bank. Anyone needing addi-
tional information may contact
Carolyn Husband or Jan Traylor
at 639-2222.
Also, please show your sup-
port by attending the "Kick-Off
Classic", to be held this Friday,
August 27, at 7:00 at Gator Field.
The regular season schedule
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Sharks Face R. F. Munroe In Jamboree

Port St. Joe's Squad Only Returning 10 Starters From Last Year's Line-Up


The Port St. Joe Sharks are
gearing up for Friday's Kick-Off
Classic against R.F. Monroe and
the start of the 1999 football sea-
son. The Sharks have 36 players
suited up that will fill the varsity
and junior varsity rosters.
"We have a good group of
kids that have been working hard
since the first practice in
.August," said head coach Chuck
Gannon. "The key to this season
is that we will have to stay injury,
free, because we don't have any
depth, and don't have a lot of
experience overall."
"The Tallahassee Democrat
picked us to finish fourth in the
district behind Liberty County,
Blountstown and Apalachicola,
and didn't list us in the top 15 in
the Big Bend," said Coach
Gannon.
"It will give us something to
shoot for and try to prove them
wrong. We play five teams this
season that are listed in their top
15 Including R.F. Monroe, who
returns 15 starters and is pro-,
je6ted to finish with an 8-2"
record," added Gannon",
On offense, Port St. Joe
returns five starters from last
year's team. Starters on offense
for Friday night's game are
Tremalne Lewis, center; Jacob
Tankersley, right guard; John,
Welborn, right tackle; Steve
Lowrey, left guard; John'
Gainious, left tackle; Jarred
Lambert, tight end; -Seneca
Chambers, quarterback; Koran
Peters, right halfback; Ryari
Stephens, left halfback; Dexter
Gant, wide receiver;: Kyron
Bailey, wide receiver.
Brett Jeffcoat will back 'up
Gant and Bailey at wide receiver
and Chambers at quarterback
and Reggie Quinn will see a lot of


time at halfback.
"Our success will depend on
how well Seneca and Brett lead
and take charge of this group at
the quarterback position," said
Gannon.
The Sharks also return five
starters on defense. The starting
lineup for Friday's game is:


Jacob Tankersley, Koran Peters
and Ryan Stephens, linebackers;
Dexter Gant, safety; Brett
Jeffcoat and Seneca Chambers,
cornerbacks. Kyron Bailey will
also see a lot of time at corner-
back.
"We're quicker in spots than
we were last season, but we will
have to play better defense than


Stephens, Jarred Lambert, Steve
Lowrey, Brooks Adkison, John
Welborn, Koran Peters, John
Gainous, Brandon Davis, Dexter
Gant and Brett Jeffcoat.
"We're pushing them to step
up and lead. How they lead this
football team will determine how
well this team will do," concluded
Gannon.


The Sharks huddle around Coach Chuck Gannon as they prepare for the upcoming fall jamboree. To
beat the heat, some of the practices are being held in the late afternoon and early evening.


Jarred Lambert, nose guard; .
Steve Lowrey and John Gainous,
tackles; Lamar Patterson and
Tremaine Lewis, defensive ends; '


we did last season," : added
Gannon. )
The Sharks have 10 seniors
on this year's team: Ryan


Gators Host Vernon In Kick-Off


It's time to knock heads. The
Wewahitchka .Gators are going
*through their last few days of
practice before heading into the
1999 season with Friday's Kick-
Off Classic against Vernon: in
Wewahitchka. The Gators have
20 players out for the varsity
team.
"We're a real young team this
year, with only four seniors," said


Earnest Williams, Harold
Williams. and Blake Rish, defen-
sive ends; Derrick Williams and
Bradley Shavers, outside line-
backers; Myron Vann, Joe Green
and Chris Nelson, inside line-
backers; Chris White and P.J.
Addison, corners; and Brandon
Jones, safety.
"I think we will be pretty
good on defense as the season


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host Vernon., .


first year bead coach Grant
. Grantham. "We are relatively
small, but we do have some
sp eed ." ,,
Wewahitchka returns eight
starters from last year's team.
The offensive starters for Friday

night's game are: P.J. Addison
and. Bradley Shavers, wide
receiver; James Destifino,. left
tackle; Stevie Price and Terrrence
Addison, left guard; Justin
Miller, center; Earnest Williams
and Chris Nelson, right guard;
Wesley Colvin, right tackle; Blake
Rish, tight end; Chris White and
Derrick Williams, wingback;.
Harold Williams and Joe Green,
fullback; Myron Vann and Ryan
Baker, tailback; -Brandon Jones,
quarterback.
The defensive starters for
Friday night's game are: Victor
Easter and Justin Miller, tackles;


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play. Our. goal this season is to
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Benefit Gospel Sing at Beach Baptist Chapel on 28th


MEDITATIONS OF A .


By LOWELL F. ADAMS -

A Miracle isa a
Work Of God
"This Man Jesus doeth
many miracles"
JOHN 11:47

SHE DICTIONARY says a miracle is a wonderful
happening contrary to the laws of nature. The
Bible tells us a miracle is a work of God. I was
talking with a gentleman one day, and he said it would
take a miracle to get him in church. "However," said he,
"The day of miracles is long past."
But that man was mistaken. Miracles are.
happening all about us every day, and we fail to "see"'
them. We just take them for granted.
God tells us in The Bible, "The prayer of Faith will
heal the sick."James 5:15. I have known many wh6 were
healed of sickness by miraculous prayers of faith. Every
time a baby is born, God has performed a miracle.
God took Saul of Tarsus, a sworn enemy of all that
Jesus came into the world to accomplish. Saul was God's
enemy, but God saved him, and made him a worker for
Christ and the Gospel. That was a miracle. Every time
a sinner bows their head and confesses their faith, in
Jesus, they are reborn as a Child of God. That is a
miracle. ,' ', .
In 1935 my wife and I were farming on President,
Roosevelt's relief farm program. We did well that year,
and the farm program would allow us to buy the farm if
we wanted it. She was raised on a farm, and loved it. I
was learning. We decided we would, buy the farm. But
one day an angel or something spoke to me, and advised
me not to buy the farm.
didn't tell my wife about the experience, for I felt
she would not believe such a strange tale. I did tell her
I had changed my mind about buying the farm. We had
finished the harvest, so I managed to get a job on another
government program. We moved off the farm, and some
friends of my parents moved there.
Just a few weeks after this, a tornado swept through
the community and demolished that farm house. The
couple who had moved there after we vacated it, were
both killed. That miracle of God saved my family from
being killed. Then I told my wife why I had not bought
the farm. Truly a miracle from the throne of God!


y"\ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
i CHURCH
: .Sixteenth Street
50 SiSLteenth Street 227-1756
J'- .7', '. .--' ... "
Sunday Worship ........ 10 a.m. < "
Adult School ... ....11 a.m. Co
*Sunday School -c
*Young Children
eNursery Available
Pasor Rev. J. Red Cameron Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


:F irst Baptist Cfturch
ii 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
-Allen lelbc rr, Buddy Caswell
1 Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
I Sunday School ..................... 9:45 am
Worsh;p Service .. . .... 11:00 am
SD:ciple Training .. ....... ..... .. 6:00 pm
-vening Worship ................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... 7:00 pm
.THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" ,

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe ,. 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
J Sunday School. .. . 10:00 a.m.


-J Morning Service ........ 11:00
Evening Service ... .... ..6:00
Wednesday Prayer, Meeting .... 7:00I
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL,


a.m.,
p.m.'
P.M,.


Constitution ant! !.M'onument


: QConstitution and Monument
,Port St.Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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

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


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


ce Baptist ChQi
9 TH.T TM05E WHO OPE Ih.THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL SOAR ON
WINQ5GS LIKE EAGLE5 15AIAH 40:31
Come ,Clclbrate this Lord's Day With Us!
... Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Siudy at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Chlirch: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


This month's community
gospel sing is being.held at Beach
Baptist Chapel on Saturday,
August 28th, beginning at 7:00
p.m., ET. Everyone is invited to
attend and bring a friend.


The" proceeds from this
month's love offering will go to the
family of. the late Peggy Gefitry.
Please attend and help celebrate
God's gift' of Jesus, Christ in com-
ing together to celebrate' praise


5"


DayStar at Howard

Creek Baptist Churchk
Port. St... Joe's own gospel There 'will. also''be a covered
group, Daystar, will be heard at 'dish dinner following the service.
Howard Creek Baptist Church on Sunday School .begins i.at 9:45
Sunday, August 29th, in celebra- a.m., ET. Everyone,; is cordially
tion of. fifth Sunday. They will invited to join In a great day in the
bring God's message in, song Lord. .
beginning at 11 a.m., ET.

Pastor Honored Gospel Recording
On Anniversary at Marina Civic
The Starlight Band and Youth Center on Friday
and Young Adults of New Bethel n
Baptist Church will render a pro-
gram on behalf of their pastor's Local gospel arts ,Michael
anniversary this coming Sunday. Grady and The New Gulf .Coast
On the fifth Sunday morning, Singers, have signed a contract
Augut 29th- beginningat1. :00 with the award-winning gospel
August.29the r beginning atl 1.1:00, singer and producer. John P. Kee,
a-m. the -service will, also-featurtb to pr-duce their first album.'
guest speaker Minister Darryl a l
McGee of Panama City. The con- Concert tickets are on sale at.
gregation invites all to join them the Marina Civic Center Box.
and be blessed. ,,i Office for $15. The concert record-
Also, during the upcoming, ingwillbe at 7 p.m. at the Manna
week six additional services are Civic Center on Friday, August
plannweek six additional services are:, 27th. You don't want'to miss this
planned. They include: :. i historic event! .
*Tuesday, August 31st--. ; e .t -
Elder Robert Lowery and Amazing
*W\ednesdav. September 1st- ChurCh Bulletin
Eldler Charles Gathers and
Victory Temple; Guest speaker Brother Benny
*Frid Setembr 3rd Hodge will be att. the Full Spirit
minister Nickon andp B Iof Conimunity Churich on Thursday,
hrister ,Nickson and Body of August 26th. begfinniig at 6:00
Christ; p.m., C-T. The church is located-
*Saturday, September 4th- two blocks on the right on Jarrott
Minister 0C. Bailey and Mount Daniels Road, off of County Road
Zion of Apalachicola; 386. Everyone is invited to attend
eSunday morning, September the special service .
5th-lMinister Willie : (Popcile)
Chamber of Panama City; and
S Sunday evening, September SChOOlS tIn Session
5th-CRev. Jermet WIlliams of Dri .With .C.tioi:a
Panama:City. W:v,,W, tV .






24-20 Lc.,n Avenue Poe St. Joe, Florida 32456
S (850) 229-9596
Sunday School .. .. .... 10a. m 1. e i.., tli Lc i.'d Io 'ry
Sunday Morning Worship ...... ....... I I a.m. L0e H,.: ,"a' '..'o. shrp ile
Sunday Evening Worship ... ........ 6 p.m Lo,.d ,' tle bcneL '' o[ lO I l.ie.s.
Wednesday Evening Service ...... .. .. 7 p.m Psal. 29 '

\\ i/ T'he friendly place to worship!

,First, Baptist Church
"Mexico Beach fJim Davis, Pastor:


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All S


the Lord.
For., more information, please


call pastor David Nichols at 769-
8725. May God bless you richly..


A Way of Thinking
In Proverbs 12:15, we find,'
'The way of a fool is right in his
own eyes, but a wise man listens
to advice." When I was younger, I
had many definite ideas about
how things should be. Often I.
j was right, but sometimes I made
honest mistakes. At times these.
mistakes were costly.
Oliver F. Taylor I still make mistakes, but I
Visitation Minister, First am more 'lllhing today to listen to
United Methodist Church advice. No one person has all the
right answers. Combined knowl-
edge is what solves problems in today's world. This i's
why we have committees and group meetings. There is a
great deal of wisdom in the book of Proverbs. I recom-,
mend it for your reading. You should go through these
thirty-one chapters very slowly, and absorb this great
wisdom. It will do all of us good.


Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Over'street Rbad)

The Church of Christ
in Wewabhitchka wants to make a difference in your life.

Sunday School ........ .. . .... .. 9 a.m. CDT
i-:Worship Service .. . ... .... 10 a.m., CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ...... ............7 p.m. CDT


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



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL

oa A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD ,, !
MORNING WORSHIP -1-1:00 AM ETT *.-EVENAiN WOIRIMP 6:00 PM hE
Sunday School 9-45 am Wednesday Night at 6'00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
O0 taste and ce mhar the-Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
"Pleac 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 Wdrship: ........... 1 0: 0 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service : ... ,... ... 6:30(p.m.
Wednesday, .,.. ,. ... .. .. 700 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power' of Pentecost With Us


First UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship
SS ervices........... ......... ............... 9:00'a.m. CT!

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND r
Rev. Ted Lovelace, POstor ., Dr. John Anderson| Music Director,
.Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820 1


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY.


ST. JAMES' *


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


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




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a,m. Sunday
Call: 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
,. P. 0. Box 758 -* Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

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800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
.7:30 and 11;00 a.rd. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00,a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome -

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a. 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


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999 PAGE


A Smelly Person Is Attractive


To Those Pesky Mosquitoes


By Cindy Spence, Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
If you think mosquitoes like
you better than they like other
people, you're probably right, say
University of Florida researchers.
In a study to determine
Whether the tiny vampires choose
their victims or feed indiscrimi-
nately, UF entomologist Jerry
Butler and research assistant
karen McKenzie found that mos-
ituitoes do, indeed, choose.
* "Undoubtedly, mosquitoes
Have preferences," Butler said.
,"People do differ, and in any group
of 10, one person will be fed on
more than others."
Mosquitoes have evolved and
survived-even thrived, Butler
points out-because of their abill-
ty- to choose: the, best hosts for
:their blood meals, which they
need to lay eggs. They find their
hosts, initially, through a keen
*sense of smell.
All people have to do to
attract mosquitoes from even 40
;miles away is breathe. As they
iexhiale, their carbon dioxide and
other odors mix to produce a
plume that travels through the
S airstreani. The plume acts like a
dinner bell to .mosquitoes, letting
-them know a warm-blooded meal
is within range.
They fly up the plume in
zigzag :fashion until they arrive,
:for example, at a backyard cook-
'out. Then they localize on eddies
.of other odors in the airstream
and then, within yards of a per-
son, they use vision and heat
sensing to make a selection.
"Mosquitoes use odor to sort
-attractive people from the unat-'
tractive .people to find those that
Share most tasty," Butler said. "They
are looking for the highest rates of
'human attractants." "
What are those attractanits?
That's the next challenge for
,Butler and ,McKenzie. Already
they know that natural excretions
through the skin and skin care
products : affect. mosquitoes'
appetite.


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Take perspiration. By itself, it
appears to be neutral, but as it
ages bacteria begin developing,
and that makes perspiration into
a very strong attractant, Butler
said. Bathing helps, but some
after-bath products don't.
'The things you put on your
skin to soften it and make you
beautiful can be very strong
attractants," Butler said. "Many of
the ingredients in cosmetics will
attract mosquitoes. And while -a
repellent may offset that, most
times the cosmetics and creams
last longer than the repellents."
Medications, too, can change
an attractive person into one who
is repellent or vice versa. These
include heart and blood pressure
medicine and drugs to treat high
cholesterol.
McKenzie saw this effect first-
hand when a research volunteer
was diagnosed with a brain tumor
in the middle of her experiment.
Before his tumor was removed, he
was repellent. After surgery, how-
ever, he became very attractive to
mosquitoes.'
Such findings have added to'
the intrigue for Butler and
McKenzie.' They theorize that'
mosquitoes, who need cholesterol
and B' vitamins but can't make
them on their. -own, can sense
which host is the richest source of.
these ingredients.,
In their laboratory, Butler.
and McKenzie are 'screening
materials, to determine. whether
they -attract or repel mosquitoes.:
They built an olfactometer, a
machine that measures mosqui-
toes' preferences for various
:'odors, and connected it to a com-
puter. .
Sin-iall discs of cattle blood
. and odorous gel are; covered with
a membrane to mimic skin, and
then mosquitoes are released into.
the olfactometer. when a mosqui-
to chooses a "host' and feeds, an
electrical charge is transmitted to,
-the' computer, which records the
feeding. Butler and McKenzie can
then analyze the data to deter-


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mine which substances the mos-
quitoes found most attractive.
Their research goes beyond
relief for barbecue guests. They
hope to help people to protect
themselves from mosquito-borne
diseases.
"If you reduce the feeding
rates just' a little, you reduce the
probability of transmission, of dis-
eases greatly," Butler said. "Only
one mosquito in a thousand car-
ries disease organisms.
."People who think they attract
mosquitoes are the ones at largest
risk of mosquito-borne disease,"
Butler said. 'They'll have a hun-
dred mosquitoes feed on them
when,a normally repellent person
might have five. It's that kind of
ratio."
After mosquitoes choose a.
host, they look for. a landing strip. ,,
It's no accident that they often
land in hard-to-reach places.
"They like to feed on humans.
and they know what the human
response Is going to be so they
sneak In and bite when its the
least dangerous to them to feed
on you," Butler said. "Then they
feed quickly, just eight to 10 sec-
onds, and they're gone: the length
of time they're on a host regulates
whether they get squashed."
If you've ever watched a.mos-
quito land on you and noticed it
doesn't bite eightt away, there's. a
reason for that. Just any old spot
won't do.
They search the skin surface'
with their mouth parts till they
find a site that feels or tastes-
good, then insert their stylet. The .
stylet moves through the tissue
"like an oil-drilling rig" working
around objects and turning at
angles. When it detects the moth-
er lode-a capillary-it taps right
in.
Butler says the study has far-
reaching implications for .back-
yard' barbecues-and who .is on
the guest list.
"If you can figure out who,
among your friends, is attractive
to mosquitoes and be sure to,
invite that person to all your out-
door gatherings, you might be
able to spare your other guests
from mosquito bites," Butler said.
"In any group, there should. be
one person who is highly attrac-
tive to mosquitoes."
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Bay Man Goes Down for


Sinking the Directories


There's a reason residents of
several areas of Gulf County did-
n't get their new BellSouth tele-
phone books this year. The
books, most still bound in plastic
wrapping In bundles of eight,
" ended up at the bottom of a Gull"
County canal in the Ed Ball
Wildlife Management Area in
Gulf County.
The books were first spotted
by a local resident in late April
and he notified the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
.sion (inow Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission).
'After pursuing numerous
'leads, wildlife investigators late
last month arrested 58-year-old
Archie E. Smith of Springfield
and charged him with one count
'df felony dumping.
Under Florida law felony
dumping involves the illegal.
dumping of 500 pounds or more
(100 cubic feet) of material or;any
amount involving a commercial
enterprise. If convicted Smith
.could be fined up to $5,000 and
sentenced up to five years in,
prison.
Sgt. Charlie Chafin, who.
works in the FWC's investiga-
tions section, said. Gulf County
Wildlife Officer Bpb Shipman was
first.conitated, aboluti the dump-


Fla. Tobacco Pilot


Program Executive


Director is Named


Governor Jeb Bush and the
Secretary of the Department of
Health Dr. Bob Brooks have
announced the appointment of:
Debra Bodenstine as the new
executive director for the Florida
Tobacco Pilot Program at a recent
press conference.
The announcement of
Bodenstine comes on the heels of
a -'highly .productive 'quarterly
board meeting of Students
\ Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
in Orlando last week, and is the
final, critical component of the
newly organized Florida Tobacco
Pilot Program.
"Ms.. Bodenstine's enthusi-
asm and extensive marketing,
experience' are going to be an
asset to the program as we transi-
;tion into the second year of the
widely recognized Florida Tobacco
Pilot Program," Governor Bush
:said.
Bodenstine, 43, of Tallahas-
see, comes to the program with 19
years of marketing and educa-
tional experience. She was also a
'former 'bureau' chief for a the
Bureau of Vendor Training with


the Division of Alcoholic
Beverages and Tobacco.
Bodenstine directed promo-
donal programs to introduce and
encourage participation in the
Responsible Vendor Act. Prior to
joining the Flonda Tobacco Pilot
Program. she worked in .market-
inhg and training for the Florida's
News. Channel, and as a training
and, sales, representative for
Responsible Vendors, Inc.
"I am delighted to have been
chosen for this position at such a
critical stage in the life of the
Tobacco Pilot Program.' I've been
'.following this campaign since it
began and I think that we have an
Incredible base to draw from in
taking it to the next level,"
Bodenstine said. "We're already
discussing new marketing strate-
gies. which, combined with SWAT
advocacy around the state and
(See TOBACCO on Page 6B)


ing. but turned it over to.investi-
gations. .
.Chafinl said there were
numerous contacts with
'BellSouth employees both locally
and in Atlanta. Goria- to deter
mine who was given books and
the distribution areas the.I, were
responsible for.
He said Smith came under
scrutiny alter it w'v' I'arned lhe
had entered into a contract with
BellSouth to deliver phone books
.to parts of-Gulf County includi-rud
,.l Howard Creek, Honeyville," Dal-


keith. Douglas Landing. Bryant's
Landing and Wewahitchka.
"We understand the books
were supposed to be delivered by
mid-April. but we contacted a
number of lihmeowners in the
affected areas and found out
they didn't receive their books,"
Chafin said,
He said there were more
than 760 pounds of phone books
in [the water.

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, From the Staff and Students at




Gulf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


1- The Star Feature
1"School of the Week"
Wewahitchka High School, the
home of the "Fightin' Gators", is a'
school of rich academic and extra-
curricular tradition. Its graduates
nave made marks in a variety of
," .'.. fields throughout the country
S. .etcmany alumni still call Wewa
and Gulf County home.
.. .WHS moved into its current
... building in' 1968, leaving its Main'
Street site for a more modern cir-

Ing of 19 classrooms, several

A12,000 sq. ft. gymnasium. It is
.- flanked by the, technIology/band




western part of the campus you'll
buidind a newly resurfaced track,
9"6... ^Se", "i well-manicared baseball and soft-
ball fields, 'and Gator Field grace
the surroundings. the auto
Currently, there are 400 stu-

uncommon for almost half of the student body to attend Gold Card celebrations-a testimony to the quality of the students, parents, and
educational program. The 30 faculty members, two administrators, and many support staff personnel are proud of these accomplishments
and are excited about the potentiwell-manicured baseball l of the future.and soft-
and are excited, about the .. potential .'of the future. ...' ': ....."" ',


: tlre


The beginning of our school
year has been smooth, and we are
grateful. Thank you for your
prayers and support!
We are happy to announce
that we have added tutoring for
our older students to our extend-
ed school day. Mazie Stone will be
available each afternoon for tutor-
ing in grades five. through eight,
and arrangements can be made
I for this service ini the officeW
Barbara' Barnes will- be helping
students m grades one to four
who stay for the extended school
program.
Faith Christian has much to
offer its students-small classes
with individual attention; loving
teachers; a quiet learning atmos-
phere; and a proven curriculum.
We invite y our inquiries and visits
There are openings in all classes
except the three-year-old kinder-
garten group.
We want to tell you about our
curriculum. We use the A Beka
curriculum and books almost
exclusively at Faith Chrinstian. It
gives day-by-day lesson plans and-


-PORT

ST.

JOE

.ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DOLPHIN NEWS

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.
Dolphin T-Shirt Orders
If you would like to order a
Port St. Joe Elementary Dolphin
t-shirt, please ,send $7.00 for
child sizes or $8.00 for adult sizes
(cash only) by Friday, September
3.
Volunteer Orientation
Our volunteer orientation will
be held on Friday, August 27, at
9:00 in the library.
P. E. Department Tip
Please go over the following
tips with your child concerning
bike safety.
*Wear a helmet. This can
reduce your risk of injury by 85%.
*Only ride a -bike that is in
good working condition.
*Wear reflective clothing if
riding in the evening. Don't ride
your bike in the dark.
*If riding in town around
vehicles, remember motorists'
blind spots. Ride ahead or stay
behind cars and trucks a good
distance so they can see you in
their mirrors.
*Ride with the flow of traffic
and never weave in between cars.


News Column

Faith Christian School

guides for .the entire year, and
each year is built on the preced-
ing year's accomplishments.
This saves the teachers hours
of preparation so that they have
more time to concentrate on how
to present the material, rather
than the "when" and the "what" to
teach.
This type of structured cur-
riculum ensures that there will be
no "blank spots" in the students'
learning 'process." Students are
taught new material at each grade
level and there is always,sufficient
review of the previous year's work.
A Beka curriculum makes
available the wisdom of years of
experience by Christian educators
in Chnstian schools and it is
based on sound teaching with
proven results. For. instance, the
phonics approach to reading has
given Faith Christian a 25 year
legacy of excellent readers.
Our A Beka curriculum is
based on the Bible. It is written on
the premise that all truth comes
from God and His' Word. and
therefore, is the basis for all sub-
ject matter. We will explore the
different subject areas in subse-
quent columns of The Lion's
Tale.
We wish our readers a good
day for, "This is the day that the
Lord has made; let, us rejoice,
and be glad in it."-Psalm
118:24.
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GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
AUGUST 30 SEPT. 3, 1999
MONDAY-BBQ Chicken 'Bun.
Hash Brown Patty, Fresh Grapes.
and Baked Beans, Milk or Chef's
Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Fish Patty, Macaroni &
Cheese, Green Beans, Peaches/.
Carrot Sticks, and Roll/Jelly, Milk
or Chef's Salad Meal'.
WEDNESDAY-Tacd Salad, Italian
Bread, Banana' Pudding, Milk or
Chef's Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Chicken' & Dump-
lings, Mashed Potatoes, Peas,
Fresh Orange Quarters, Roll, Milk
or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Sausage Pizza Tossed
Salad, Pears, and Bread/Dressing,
Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.


Schools Plan

Safety Drills
On Wednesday, September
1, the Gulf County schools will
conduct various safety practices
that will prepare the staff and
students for possible violence on
campus. Additional drills will be
arranged by school officials dur-
ing the school year.
Parents, staff and students
are being alerted that these- are
being held to ensure adequate
procedures are intact.
You may contact the school
principals for further details.


from the
Bond of Gold Bond Boosters 1999-2000
I President, GaliZlmmerman; Vice President, pending;
Secretary, Glae LaLuzerne; Treasurer, Wendy Murnn
Welcome back to school Mr. Bouington, our band director;,
band, and band booster members.
We are looking forward to another great year., This past year,.
Mr. Bouington and the band did a great job. At the end of the
year, they were invited to Universal Studios in Orlando. Great
trip! They came back with a beautiful trophy for "excellent per-.
formance". Come out to the school and see it. It's in the trophy
case in the office.
This coming year, we are looking to acocmplishing 'a lot of
goals. We are, planning fund raisers which include car washes.
Since our band has grown, one of our biggest goals is to purchase
100 new band uniforms..They will cost about $400 each. If you
would like to make a contribution and help our children out,
please contact one of our officers listed above.
You may also attend our regular monthly meetings which. are
held in the band room on the first Monrday of-each mnorth. At that
time. for a donation of S10. you may become a band booster
member. You don't need to have a child in the band to. become a
member.
Any questions you may have can be directed on weekdays,
from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to 229-6805; after 6:00 p.m. to 229-
6593.


See you at the games ....


Gail Zimmerman. President


F/ PORT ST. JOE


Middle

School News ..
^-----------


By: Tommy Curry
Hello, readers! I'm glad that
you're taking time out of your day
just to see what the school is up


Wewahitchka ,Elementary
School possesses an enduring
commitment toward the integra-
tion of technology and education.
Our hope is to see a transforma-
tion in education that fosters
desire in the student and enthusi-
asm in the teacher, while prepar-
ing for lifelong success.
WES recently took further
steps toward this goal. Bill Carr,
who has taught fourth grade at
WES for five years, is now working
in our computer lab. Assisted by
paraprofessional Nicki Little, Mr.
Carr strives to introduce young-
sters to the vast wonders of tech-
nology.
The computer lab has been
freshly equipped with 32 IBM
computer workstations. Fourteen
other new computers were also
purchased. These were ear-
marked for use by fifth and sixth
grade students, third and fourth
grade students in the new combi-
nation .class, and Pam Sumner's
ESE students.
The Macintosh computers
formerly housed in the lab were


to. So, I'm going to tr my hardest
to bring you the best news possi-
ble.. "
I'll kick things:off 'with foot-
ball. Middle school' students
signed up last week. Their first
game will be September 9.
1If you are interested in play-,
ing volleyball, there was a meeting 1
on Tuesday, August 24. Practice
should start next week.
Seventh and eighth grade
boys who want 'to run cross coun-
try, sign-up with Coach Eppinette
this week. Get ready to runt
Students, if you ride to school
with a high school student,
PLEASE enter the school through
the gym doors. Otherwise, your
,- parents should drop you off in the
loop in front pf the middle school.
The answer to last week's rid-
dle is: the wind. Here's this week's
riddle:.. '
A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Take a guess! The answer will
be in next week's column. See you.
next weekly

dispersed to theclassroom teach-
ers so that more students would
have computer access' without
leaving their classrooms.
New software and computer
curriculum packages have been
ordered. Among the new purchas-
es is 'Tomorrow's Promise."
This package developed by
Jostens Learning Corporation fea-
tures excellent professionally
developed and flexible solving
techniques. Individualized learn-
ing paths based on assessments
which mirror nationally normed
tests, are a hallmark of
'Tomorrow's Promise."
In order to meet the educa-
tional challenges with which we
are faced, we must "think in the
future and act in the present"
(Thornburg).


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby ', ,


Open House 19991 WHS will
be hosting its annual fall open
house on Thursday, September
2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This
will be an informal open house in
the sense that there will be no
speeches or programs,.
We are inviting our parents,
students, and community to join
us for a"time of hospitality and
informative conversation.
Teachers, administrators,
and staff will be available to greet
our friends and discuss topics rel-
evant to,the educational process.
This is an excellent opportunity
for' us to sail the "C", of
"Community"' together.
-There is a familiar proverb
that says, "It takes an entire vil-
lage to raise a child." How true
this is! What we fail to realize so
often is that we are training chil-
dren all the time whether we
know it.or not,
SBeing helpful in school does
not' mean much if I am not helpful
outside of school. Choosing my
words carefully from nine to five
does not have the same effect if
those words are not selected after
hours. The "teachers" in our com-
munity are not just in class-
rooms-they are in grocery stores,
churches, and cars driving down
the road.
Having an open house also
reminds us educators that we are
part of the community in which


we serve. This is a time for us "to
get to know others better and to
share our mission on a more per-
sonal level. It is also a time for'.'us
to say "thanks" to ,fhe many, com-
munity members 1who help ,;is
help the children. ,
Won't you please plan on join-
ing us on the 2nd? We look for-
ward to "C-ing" you!

The varsity football team
hosts Vernon this Friday night at
6:00 p.m. in the Kick-off Classic.
The volleyball team opens its sea-
son on the 31st against Chipley
and Vernon. The cross country
team opens in the near future as
well. We wish all the Gators well
and a season of health and suc-
cess.
The alumni met last week and
have some terrific hopes and
plans to make our community
come alive with Gator enthusi-
asm-past. present, and future. If
you would like to be apart of the
planning or membership of the
alumni, please contact the school
so we might add you to our list.of
participants. .
How delighted we were this
week to see the benefits of our
drama class. Students from' Mr.
Bidwell's class entertained- our
student body with a one-act play
that showcased the talent that 'is
among us. Thanks, thespians of
great promise! .


By: Erica4iiesE


1999-2000


season w
rin Fridai


Yet another week has flown by p.m. The
at Port St. Joe High School. by Gary.
Schedules have been set, and stu- to Perry o
dents have adjusted to early match of
morning classes accompanied by least, th
late night practices. We. are defi- team willI
nitely excited to be back into the Tallahass
swing of things!! .Come
Each week Port St. Joe High support y
School will be highlighting one of Atteni
our very own teachers. The portraits
teacher for this week is Mrs.
Lewana Patterson. After
graduating from Troy' -
State University. Mrs.
Patterson began teach-
. ing at ort St. Joe High -
Schooi in August of
1974. She currently
teaches Spanish and .'
English to juniors and
senior, 'and' also serves
as the Kevette soi sor.
Mrs. Patterson has
been chosen as
"Teacher of the Year"
twice and enjoys traveling, read- will also
ing, and attending her son's base- :Mrs. Joh
ball games. She is the mother of questions
16 year old Jenny and 19 year old The t
Jarred. and Gr;
She says that the biggest announce
reward of teaching is seeing the occur on
students of PSJHS become suc- Monday, ]
cessful, in life. Thank you, Mrs. Schoc
Patterson, for all that you do for on Monda
the students of Port St. Joe High to Labor I
School! Progr
A combination of juniors and home on S
seniors joined together on Friday, Port S
August 20, for the purpose of tak- be offering
ing the practice HSCT. To better and the A
prepare our students, remedia- deadlines
tion for the -math and communi- Septembe
cations sections of this test will respective
"begin on Friday, August 27. remember
We cannot forget the athletes extremely
of Port St. Joe High School. The beneficial
volleyball jamboree will be taking often as p
place on Thursday, August 26 in That's.
BlountstoWn. week. Sn
The football team begins its great work


Gulf County Adult

School Begins Year
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
through Friday each week at the
Gulf County Adult School Center
in Port St. Joe.
Night classes will be held at
Wewahitchka Adult School site


ith the Kick-off Classic
y, August 27, at 7;30
boys' golf team, coached
Howze. will be traveling
on August 30 for its first
the year. Last, but not
e -girls' cross country
participate in a meet in
ee on September 11.
out, Shark fans, and
our teams!!
tioh all seniors: senior
will be taken on Friday,
September 3. The tra-
ditional black stole will
be, provided for the
girls, as well as the
tuxedo for the bo.s.
Each student will. be
allowed to bring three
additional outfits .of
their choice from hoirie.
Cap and gown
orders will be taken pn
September 10.' A
$35.00 deposit will,,be
required when orders
are taken. This deposit
cover senior dues. See
nson if there are any

dates for Baccalaureate
aduation have been
ed. These services will
Sunday, May' 2.1, id
May 22, of 2000.
>l will nQt be in session
ay, September 6th, dUe
Day. ,,
ess reports will be sInt
September 10. .
St: Joe High School '*11
g the SAT on October 9
ACT on October. 23. The
for registration are
r 14 and September 17,
ely. Students, please
r that these tests are
important, and it is
for you to take them as
possible.
s all of the news for this
'ile,- and keep up 'the
k, Sharks!


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.
Courses include basic skills,
subjects required for high school
diploma, and GED prep. For
more information, please call
227-1744 and ask for Merri
Christie.



School Crossings


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999 PAGE 5B


1 ULC OIE


NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
4.30 Challenged Materials
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
]ob'direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 P.M.. E.T.
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 1999
,Place: Board Room,
,. Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire. text of the proposed rules can .be
ifnspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
Cpuntl School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Rpad Port St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being implemented and.
interpreted, are made specific.
The addition and change are proposed by Sara Joe
Wooten. Director of Curriculum and Human
Resources and approved for consideration by Jerry
1. Kelley, Superintendent.
Amendments:
4.30 Challenged Materials
2tc, August 26 and September 2, 1999.
CORRECTED.NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Martha R.
'Polon, 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
atsuance. 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: 1997 R.E. No. 00731-800-
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION'
Commence at a concrete monument mark-
ing 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 S89047'25"E, 898.29 feet to an iron
*.bar; then continue S8947'25"E. 67.50 feet
., to the East boundary line of the 66 foot wide
right of way for State Road No. 71; then
N14*29W. (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 maintained
S'right of way for Forehand Road 939.75 feet
to an iron bar; then N8930'31"E, along said
NNorth 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 run
N. iN0029'29'W 208.50 feet to an iron bar;
then S89"30'31"W, 208.50 feet to an iron
bar: then SOO29'29"E. 208.50 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
THE :GRANTEE(S), OF THE LAST DEED OF
RECORD ARE
Edward King
Name in which assessed: Edward and Shirley Kino
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
*of Florida.
Unless u.':n c irufia.e r, n iu redeeT.e--1 accord-'
'ing i) lai- the pi'.p.rr,' el,->:nr.1 r in :uoi-h certifl-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
1A.M., E.S.T.. on Wednesday, the 29th day of
September, 1999.
Dated this 20th day of August, 1999.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
S' -.. Deputy Clerk
41,. Augu.-l 26 ac-.d S.-p,ii.Ct.r 2. 9, and 16, 1999.
NOTICE
S N. c .i nerrr,\ civrn Lhar Uii Ci .:i iTuTj:nio .:.
tih, Cin .:.Il ,: 5 Joe sIuih- a a Lhe B1l56 l. LoI
1 Adjus-. i er, ill a,-''ld public: r- n r' i, the
C`rrurd-zivrn Chamnblr 1-:IXI p in Tur.d3
Srpitib.k r 7 1 '.' :. r. e' Tnrru ..:- -r,,rtn-r r,. City
will authorize a deviation to Zoning Ordinance for
Sa variance of approximately nine feet on the east-
erly property line and approximately two feet on
the northeasterly property line to construct a car-
port on Lots 25 & 26. Block 77, 1308 McClelland
Avenue.
: //Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2t.'i Ad,..uslt 26 ai Sepite-rb.r 2 "i'"
.I i STATE OF FLORIDA
,DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of' Environmental
SPr.:.,iec u,,n .- ,e_; r..:.u,:r .:.1 it preparation of a draft
"ale--.atr f.enrrdi ;,ci.:r.n for two mixing zones
within the Gulf County Canal to Premier
Refrau.i,:nc-_" In.: P 0. Box 160. SR. 382 N, PortSt.
1Joe FL .'6.5 Tihe facility recovers magnesium
S hydroxide from seawater pumped from nearby St.
olpseph Bay. Spent seawater, freshwater rinse and
Sbypassed seawater combine to form the waste-'
Swater effluent discharge to the Barge Basin on the
G Gflf County Canal, a Class III Marine waterbody.
e point of discharge is located approximately at
latitude 29 51' 00" N, longitude 85F 18' 45" W. The
wastewater permit was Issued on January 30,
S1998. A Consent Order effective January 21. 1998
;'requires Premier to either .comply with pH and tox-
: Iclty water quality criteria at the point of discharge
"oor provide documentation -to Justify, appropriate
administrative relief in the form of a ,. in -ri,.e on.i
,a mixing zone. The length of the pH and chronic
I toxicity mixing ones are 141 and 133 meters
respectively from'the outfall in the barge basin and,
e'endi paruAil, u-ii.. L un Gulf.Courity Canal. This.
mL.ung .,',-e appli-ihnu,, DEP file no. FL0002607-
S002-1WIS. is being processed .in conjunction with
Premier's petition for a variance. OGC file no. 99-
1144, from the rule for acute toxicity level within a
mixing zone. Premier has provided reasonable
assurance that the requested mixing zones shall
n6hot significantly impair any of the designated uses
of the receiving body of water. I
Any interested person may submit written
comments on the draft permit of the Department
or may submit a written request for a public meet-
ing to Bill Evans, FDEP 'Northwest District,
Industrial Wastewater Permitting, 160
SGovernmental Center, Pensacola 32501-5794
phone (850) 595-8380 ext 1168 in accordance with
rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative
f. Code. The.comments or request for a public meet-
S ing must contain the information set forth below
and must be received in the Northwest District
Office within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Failure to :submit comments or request a public
n meeting within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may have to sub-
Im :,:.'mmm-nit .r request a public meeting under
rule 6,t2,12.' 555
S'" '"u e The comments or request for a public
.t meeting must contain the following information:
.-* ?-'(ia) The commenter's name. address, and tele-
phone number, the applicant's name and
.' *' ddle_,, the Department Permit File
.- Number and the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed;
';" (b--) A statement of how and when notice of the
Departmeht action dr proposed action was
; :.." 'received:
(c) A statement of the facts the Department
should consider in making the final decl-
:'i !i I sion; .
(-d) 1 A statement of which rules or statutes
require reversal or modification of the
Department action or .proposed action: and
S'(el) Ifdesired, a request that a public meeting
be scheduled including a statement of the
S nature of the issues proposed to be raised
at the meeting. However, the Department
i may not always grant a request for a public
meeting. Therefore, written comments
should be submitted within 30 days of pub-
S-. location of this notice, even if a public meet-
ing Is requested.


If a public meeting is scheduled the public
commentt period is' extended until the close of the
public meeting. If a public meeting is held any per-
son may submit oral or written statements and
'data at the meeting on the Department proposed
. action. As a result of significant public comment
the Department final action may be different from
the position taken by It in this draft pe, mit.
The permit application file and supporting
data are available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours "-00 m. to 5:00 p.m..
Monday Lr,.:.u h Fnda a ,--*:rap, legal holidays, at
',BilJ Eir:u', FDEF N.:.rt-rAe'i District, Industrial
,VWa e aler Ferrrarune 16' G,..'ernmental Center.
Persac.:l,1 3:25.0l .5'94 fprn..ne 1350) 595-8380 ext
'lI6. A8 JuIJS .: I 9'


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 OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 99-270-CA
Division:
ANN HOLLQWAY,
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 of Procedure, 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.


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.
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person oh whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the' qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of the Court.
,L.L CLIuHi DEfA.NDSLAND rBJECTiOri5
Li 'id FILELE' kILL 6.fCFORE,'.-ER,BABRi~E
DA IE : l' Li-,I lril pJbh LUNIC ,U:'.n C:.l U1 | rhioice lo
/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
4615 Bethel Church Road'
Columbia, S.C. 29206-
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, August 19, and 26, 1999.


Port St. Joe

NJROTC News

As the new school year
begins, one may notice the occa-
sional uniformed teenager on his
or her way to and from school.
The teen is wearing the uniform of
the NJROTC.
The cadets are looking for-
ward to the new year with great
expectations, and are already
hard at work. The drill team is
once again practicing for its per-
formances, and the color guard is
preparing to present the colors at
the Kick-Off Classic this Friday
night.
On Thursday during lunch
period, cadets will be treated to a
pizza party by ,the booster club,
and on Friday the 26th, cadets.
from both Wewahitchka and Port
St. Joe will travel to \Wakulla
Springs for a day of water survival
training. Last week, the NJROTC"
Booster Club held its first meeting
of the year and elected officers.
Over the summer, cadets par-
ticipated in a number'of field trips
'and activities. A group of four,
cadets from Wewahitchka and
Port' St. Joe had' honor of"
attending and graduating the
NJROTC Leadership Academy
held annually at Marine Corps '
Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.
This is a week long boot.
camp-style school where cadets
are exposed to leadership'training
through a series of physical and
mental challenges. The curricu-
lum is tough and the instructors
are hard. These 'cadets :have
earned the silver cord and the
corps members 'are; proud of
them. They are cadets Michael
Taylor, Roxanne Atkins, Norman
Ward, and Corey Butler.
The NJROTC has a busy year
coming and they plan to keep
everyone informed- on their
upcoming events. Until then, they
wish you fair winds and following
seas'. .




Diabetic Support

Group Meeting
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association in conjunc-
tion with the, Gulf Pines Hospital'
staff will hold a Diabetic Support
Group the last Monday of every
month.
This support group is avail-
able to all ages and there is no
charge. You will gain valuable
information about diabetes -and
,-have a chance to ask questions ,
concerning this very iniportant1,, p
issU e. i ': .! ,.... ,". ,
Anyone who is interested in
attending this or any other med-
ical seminar or meeting is asked
to call the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association at 229-8466
and ask for Debbie, Sara or Jerry.,
Dr. Kahn from Gulf Pines Hospital.
will be the speaker at the August
30th support group meeting.,


SaYCoaCSdC t 5~676e:Stw~


JFantasy

Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St
850.648-2020 850.227.25
1.800.458.7478 or 888.458.7


[ElT0Fc~


:..Joe Bay


7470


NEW LISTINGS:
Sea Shores Subdivision. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. stucco
home in a very good location. Short walk to the beach. Central
,heat & air. Just 2 years old must see this one! Bring us an
offer! $129,900. Joan, Smithwick.
St. Joe Beach Townhouse. Unobstructed Gulf view from
Coronado #3. 2 story 2 bedroom, 1 .5 ba., inside utility rm.,
exterior attached storage. Spacious master bdrm. with deck to
watch the-waves. Quality kitchen cabinets. Unfurnished, has
refrigerator and washer/dryer hookup. Terrific retreat for only
$120,000. Ruth Fallon Broker-salesperson .
712 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Unique, versatile and exciting! 3
bedroom, 2.5 baths, dramatic 49- deck pverlooksGulf. Mexico
Beach, zoned general commercial. Fully furnished. $350,000.
Ruth Fallon Broker-salesperson.
Seashores corner of Nautilus Ave. Newly constructed 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home with unique floor plan and many extra fea-
tures. Lg. landscaped corner lot, irrigation well with sprinkler
system, back yard patio, 2 car garage, paved drive. Nine foot

ceilings, tiled counter & floors, plantation shutters, gas, fire-
place, pine entertainment center, gas stove. Priced to sell at
$179,900.
INVESTORS "WAKE UP CALL" Gateway to Mexico Beach.
Incredible commercial potential. Hwy. 98 frontage. 2 story
home/office with open, airy 2nd story with spectacular view.
Canal for your boat. Extra lot and multiple boat slips you can
sell or rent. Needs decorator's touch. Buy today, next year it
may have an outrageous price tag. $325,000. Ruth Fallon -
Broker-salesperson.


JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

MLS.


S From left are Cadets Roxanne Atkins, Mchael Taylor, and Corey Butler. The fourth silver cord
recipient, Norman Ward, was not available for the photo.


R MAP I ), ..


Thompson-Rish Realty, Inc.

th'o Offices to Serve You:
Mexico Beach Office Simmons Bayou Branch Office
Hwy. 98 at 19th St. 2010 Hwy. C-30 (850)
Rentals (850) 648-5449 Sales (850) 648-5683 227-9600 Fax (850) 227-2115
Fax (850) 648-4247 1 -. ..-..


ML S We've Been Here with You from the Start.


'2111 Cypress Ave.,, Port St. Joe. 3BD/3BA,
Piergiovanni framed. Circuhlr drive, master bathroom
-/uhltured rm.arbled g.irden tub & vanity top. Other
.amerilues include mud room, security system, .._ak sotir-
case. A Must See Home! Reduced to $162,000. Bo.:nu.s
t ;:' ellming a.ent


E-mail us aft
Sales4-Thompsan-Rish.com
JayreThompson-Rish.com
Brenda,-EThompson-Rish.com
SusieiE-Tlompson-Risli.com


112 N. 13th Street, Mexico. Beach..24x40, 1989
mobile home, 3BR/2BA with extra 14x8.5.
room, furnished, well kept, all appliances
included, CH&A, freshly painted. 120'x90'.lot
in C flood zone. Call Brenda Miller. $69,900.


'--


.,rt st. Joe Beautiful custom
L in walking distance of schools and recre-
ational areas. Privacy fence, above ground pool, slab
.for workshop or outbuilding and much more!
4BD/3BA, 2' car parking. Price $149,000.
MLS#3009.


110 Sunset Circle, Port St. Joe. 3BR/2BA home
with Ig. family room, fireplace, kitchen, separate
dining, two car garage with extra parking in back.
Gazebo in back yard. Great location. A Must See
Home!!! $135,000. Call Susie White at 850-227-
9600. This one will not last long!!


2003 Palm, Blvd., Port St. Joe. 3BD/2BA, liv-
ing/family/dining room, great location. Call
Susie White today. 227-9600. $110,000.


312 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach. 3BR/3BA
MH with Fla. room, screened-in grilling room,
fully furnished, outside storage and shower,
landscaped oversized lot 110'x150'. Lots of
amenities. Brenda Miller. $69,500.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1999


Gulf/lFranklin


Center Offering

"Mini-Courses"
ini


The Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf Coast Community College is
offering several computer mini-
courses for this -fall semester.
Designed for anyone who wants to
learn software quickly, each of
these courses lasts one month. All
are offered in the afternoon or'
evening. Each course is good for
one college credit.
To join the courses, please
call the Gulf/Franklin Center at
229-9670. With some courses
beginning next week, registration
occurs from now until each
course starts. The courses are:
Windows 95 Level 1
*Thursdays-Sept. 2 to 30
2:30-5:15 p.m. / 6:30-9:15 p.m.
*Wednesdays-Oct. 6 to Nov. 30
6:30-9:15 p.m.
*Thursdas-Nov. 11 to Dec. 16
6:30-9:15 p.m.
internet, Level 1
*Thursdays--Oct. 7 to Nov. 4

W.I.G. Board,
Members to Meet
The Washington Improve-
ment Group Board of Directors
and membership will be holding
its seventh annual meeting on
Thursday, September 2nd at the
Washington Improvement Group
Teen Center beginning promptly
at 6:00 p.m. ET. Refreshments
will be served. The public is
encouraged to attend.


Prudential
M IA Resort Realty of
St. George Island

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


2:30-5:15 p.m.
Computer Literacy
*Tuesdays-Aug. 31 to Sept. 28
6:30-9:15 p.m.
*Tuesdays-Oct. 5 to Nov. 2
6:30-9:15 p.m.
*Tuesdays-Nov. 9 to Dec. 7
6:30-9:15 p.m.
Excel, Windows, Level 1
*Thursdays-Sept. 2 to 30
6:30-9:15 p.m.
*Thursdays-Nov. 11 to Dec. 16
6:30-9:15 p.m.
Excel, Windows, Level 2
*Thursdays-Oct. 7 to Nov. 14
6:30-9:15 p.m.


Florida Garden

Extension Notes


by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service



Protecting Your Garden .

From Warm Blooded Pests


The Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service gets numerous
calls on possible ways and
means of protecting: vegetables
and ornamentals from pests. I
must tell you that none of these
suggested practices come with a
warranty. I would like to thank
William H. Kern, Jr. of the
Pinellas County IFAS Extension


FHF Warns of Stiff Speed

Fines in Area School Zones


The Florida Highway Patrol
would like to remind motorists
that, Gulf County schools opened
during the second week of
August and neighboring counties,
are opening each week.-
Children are walking, riding
bicycles, and utilizing 'school
buses to and from school. They
are asking the motoring public to
use caution and drive carefully in
school zones and areas of school
bus movements on public streets
and highways.
Oncoming and same direc-


St George Island
'850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Apalachicola
850-653-2555 888-419-2555,

ier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107'


BAY FRONT BEAUTY. Treasure Bay, 5311 Sand Bar Drive. Enjoy all
the privileges of waterfront living in this 3BR/2.5BA, 1800 sq. ft. home.
Features include a breakfast bar, pantry, cathedral ceiling, dining/living
room combination,master bedroom, with walk-in closet, balcony & deck.
Owner financing available. $235,000. MLS#3436.
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudentsil and are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company"of America. Equal Housing Opporlunity
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
CAL ODYF R.AATONRETL NFR ATIN


Prudential
Resort Realty of
St. George Island


Magnificent Country Home! 147 Gary Rowell Rd.,
Wewahitchka. 3BD/2BA, Exquisite Berber carpet
& tile flooring, sunken der w/fp, cathedral ceiling.,
Lg. fenced yard with an 1100 sq. ff. deck over-
looking new pool. MLS#4126. $152,000


Fishing Retreat! 715 Our .Town Road,
Wewahitchka. IBD/TBA. Mobile home plus
workshop located in a quiet neighborhood.
Private boat launch with. secured storage is just
2 blocks away. MLS#3598. $15,000


I '- -I
Beekeeper's Homestead. 165 Bozeman Circle,
Wewahitchka. 2BD/1BA, 1000 sq. ft. Completely
remodeled dwelling with new electrical wiring, car-
pet, interior paint, insulated windows, metal roof,
vinyl siding, etc.. Hom 'features a 26'x34' beehouse
workshop.MLS#38711 $'62900.


St. Joseph Bay Office
'1520 C R C30 Fc.r, St .e Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000
888-227-2110
CALL BILLY JOE SMILEY





Bay Front aulcP A u e,
RUgrt ilc,'^^,ueslhouse A unique
W zr.Sed mixed uie Commercoal/
Residential. ?LsL5S392' S420,000


Gulf Front Cape San Bias. 172 Aruba Dr., 1520 sq.
ft. 2+BD/2BA. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Gulf of
Mexico-from this attractive townhome. This townhome
ha: ..-?.er bc-n a rEnral. ,bu lh'as excellent potential as
or. ,r.e.rr',. nt pr..:prl, C.pre, s Roost is being
oltered cormrplerel, ,'b.nsh -j .1tS 007. $185,000
I ,I k


wonaerrul weeKena d etaWay! 141 KOge KRd.,
Wewahitchka, 1216 sq. ft., 2BD/2BA. Located
within one mile of great fishing in the Chipola and
Apalachicola Rivers. Well kept mobile home.
MLS#3414. $52,900

PICTURE
NOT AVAILABLE

Lester's Mobile Home. 201 Hwy. 386,
Wewahitchka. 2BD/2BA. Mobile home featur-
ing cathedral ceiling, wall to wall carpeting,
master bath with double vanity and garden tub,
workshop and patio. MLS#3560. $36,900


OTHER LISTINGS:
122 Lake Ave., Wewa. Mini storage warehouse; MLS #4065, $46,000.
1249 Hwy. 22, Wewa. Auto Repair/Mini Storage warehouse. MLS #4064, $198,500.
BH Stone Rd., Wewa. IBD/1BA mobile home,' MLS #3873, $8,500.
20 acres on Wetappo Creek. Single family home, 8749 Hwy. 386, Overstreet. MLS #3886, $265,000.
70 acres onCMhipolof4gr. MLS #3726, $45,000.
5 acres on IntracoastaKtanal, 2 Roberts Landing Rd., MLS#3640, $89;900.
Bayside Lot, Cape San Bias. 900 Blue Heron Dr., MLS #3741, $19,500.
1999The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and andare registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America .OwEqual Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


tion motor, vehicle traffic is
required to stop for school buses
when the bus' :stop arm is
extended and red/amber signals
are in operation/displayed.
The only exception is that
the driver of a vehicle upon a,
divided highway with an unpaved
sace of atleast five feet, a raised
median, or a physical barrier is:
not required to stop when travel-,
ing in the opposite direction of a
school bus which is stopped.
The traffic fine for passing a
stopped school bus is Sl 18. and
the violation requires a mandato-
ry appearance in court.
Speeding fines are as follows:
'(school zones) one to nine m.p.h.
over the limit-$68; 10 -to 14
m.p.h. over the limit-$218; 15
to 19 m.p.h. over the limit--
$268; 20 .to .29 m.p.h. over the
limit-$318; and 30 m.p.h. and
above over limit-$518.
Troopers will be monitoring
school bus movements during
the early morning and afternoon
hours, and patrolling in the area_
of school zones.
Please drive carefully-
"Buckle Up" and ARRIVE ALIVE


Service for providing me: with
these tips.
Putrefied whole egg solids
are used in repellents to deter
deer from browsing on ornamen-
tal plants and non-bearing fruit
trees. Some labels say "not for
use on human or animal food
plants." Check label on any prod-
uct you use.
Re-Pel or. Bitrex (Benzyldie-
-' thyl [(2,6xylyl carbamoyl) methyl]
ammonium saccharin and thy-
mol) is an extremely bitter sub-
stance that is very effective feed-
ing deterrent of rabbits, deer,
some rodents, raccoons, opos-
sums, birds, etc., on ornamental
plants, garbage bags, and any
situation where the animal will
bite or chew a surface. It is not
for use on human food plants.
This product is not permitted on
certified organic produce.'
Thiram (a fungicide) has
been used in repellents for deer,
rabbits, dogs and cats, and
moles.
Urine (e.g., human, coyote,
fox). The smell of predators has
been used for mellenia to repel
garden pests. Deer are repelled
by human urine only in areas
where they are hunted. In subur-
,ban areas, deer are not repelled
by human or dog: odor because
they are around it all the time.
Ziram (a fungicide) has been
used as an ingredient 'in repel-
lents for deer and rabbits.
Frightening devices- The
scare crow is the classic example
of a startle device.
The current arsenal of prod-
ucts meant' to scare nuisance
birds and mammals is formida-
ble. Models of owls, hawks, cats,
snakes, and humans are avail-
able. These models are only


the work of the other program,
components, are sure to continue
to positively' impact smoking
behavior among Florida teens'
over the upcoming year.
The upcoming year promises
to be a busy one for the program.
With the fiscal year 2000 budget'
now in place, the program and its
youth leaders are moving forward
with a series of new advocacy ini-
tiatives called "Big Tobacco."
Launched last week, the Big
Tobacco initiative appeals directly
to tobacco companies to stop
marketing their products to, teens !
and to publishers to stop accept-
ing tobacco ads in magazines with;
significant youth readership.
The Honda Tobacco Pilot
Program ,was : created by the
state's $13 billion settlement with!
the tobacco industry in August'
1997. In the year since its incep-
tion, it has been 'credited with,
reducing youth smoking by ovet;
10 percent statewide. ,
For more information on the


Tobacco Pilot Program, visit
www.state.fl.us/tobacco or
www.wholetruth.com. or contact
your. local Tobacco Prevention
Coordinator Sabrina Burke at the
Gulf County Health Department,
at 227-1276, extension 114.


SPrudential
,p RESORT REALTY
S" 1520 CRC-30
Port t. Joe, FL 32456


effective if they are moved often.
A rabbit soon learns that a plas-
tic hawk that never flies from its
perch is not much of a threat.
Kites and balloons with star-
tling eye patterns move with the
wind to give the appearance of
life. Reflective mylar screamers
move and undulate like snakes
in the weakest breeze.
Alarms, flashing light,
recorded bird distress call,
propane cannons (automatic gas
exploders), and pyrotechnics like
shellcrackers, fireworks, and
whistle bombs are available.
They are most effective when
used in a random, unpredictable
pattern.
Some systems use motion
detectors to activate. the startle
device when the nuisance animal
approaches.
This makes the system much
more effective. Devices that pro-
duce a constant sound or light
are rarely effective for long.
Animals will adapt to a constant
sound, whether audible or 'ultra-
sonic, as long as the attractive
conditions persist.
Raccoons and coyotes that
are causing damage to fruit and
meloancrops can be live trapped
or shot. Steel leg-hold and body-
gripping traps are illegal in
Florida without special permits,
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.J The
use of snares on private property
is legal.
If you plan on shooting
depredating wildlife at night with
anything other than naturally
available light, you need a gun
and light permit from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Light from a per-
manent security light on a pole
would be legal; but a flashlight,
headlight, spotlight, 'or light from
a vehicle would.be illegal.
One farmer I heard about
'made almost as much selling the


"QuickBooks '99"
Offered at G/F Center
Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin Center
and the Small Business
Development Center will offer a
hands on computer course on
"QuickBooks '99".
The course will be held every
Monday, beginning August 30th
and ending October 4th, from
6:30 to 9:15 p.m. (ET) at the
GCCC Gulf/Franklin Center,;:,.
located at 3800 Garrison Avenue
in Port St. Joe (Room C 101).
Topics covered will be; -pay-
roll and taxes, accounts receiv-
able, accounts payable, creating
estimates, job cost reports, bank
accounts and reconciliation and
many others.
The cost of the seminar is
$99 per' person. Registration
must be made at the GCCC
Gulf/Franklin Center. For more I
information call (850) 227-9670,.

raccoons he trapped for meat as'
he' made on his watermelon crop. 7'
If you plan to sell any part of nui-'
sance furbearing animals, you, -
have to, have a trapping'license. ,'
If you are just protecting.
your crop on your property and&,
will not be, selling any animal
parts (fur, meat, skulls, etc.). no
licenses are needed. Electric'
fences can also be effective ait
keeping large and medium-sized
-animals out of crops and gar-
(lens.

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St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-41 1-3717
CAPE. SAN BLAS
NEW Listing, Gulf Front Home, Under Construction; 4BR/4BA. $425,000.
NEW Listing, Large Gulf Front Lot, Ap: 141.51' x 1150' MOL $353,925.
NEW Listing, Gulf Front Lot, Lot 3E, Belize St. $194,900 ea.
NEW Listing, Gulf Front Townhouse, Cape Shoals Unit 7, 2BR/2.5 BA $165,000."
NEW Listing, Barrier Dunes Lots, 4 & 5, Ap. 82'x100' MOL. $41,900 ea.
NEW Listing, Treasure Bay Lot 3, Ap. 100'x241' MOL. $15,000.
NEW Listing, Barrier Dunes 53, 2BR/1.5BA, 1st Tier, close to pool. $129,000.'
Pelican View, Gulf Front house for Ihose with discriminating lastel With excellent views
and FED. FLOOD INS. AVAIL.! 4BR+loft/2 5BA. $484,900. "
Gulf Front Lot, Surfside- E.I Unit I, Lois 17 & 18 Ap 145 x250' M/L $435,000. '
Secluded Dunes Lot 1 .Golf. Front, d-prox. 105'x400' avg., depth MOL. $450,000.
New Subd. Clifton Place, 1st Tier- ALL Under ContractlGulf Front lots $179,900,
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DEADLINE:
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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

Auction: Thursday night,. Sept. 2nd,
7:00 pm CT at the Wewahitchka
Community Center. Variety of old and
new'merchandise including glass furni-
ture, lamps and small hand tools will be
sold. Concession stand will be open.
Door prizes will be given at various
times during the auction. A $25 cash
prize will be given at the end of the sale,
No buyer premiufn. We except cash and
checks with proper ID. For local 'infor-
mation, call 639'4172. R&M Auctions,
Crestview,: Myrt Wiblin, Auctioneer,
A.B. 1763, AU2473. 2tc 8/26





1982 GMC pick-up, SWB, AT, AC, PS,
new motor and tires, good cond.
$2,000. Call 229-8792. 2tc 8/26
1993 Corsica, blue, power windows and
doors, good cond. $3,500 firm.' Call
299-6770. 2tp 8/26
1998 Chevrolet 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. 4tp 8/12





Sea Kavaks for sale, new and used. Call
for details227-'3,'8 t fe 8/26
42' custom Carolina charier/commer-
cial. new Sciex Koden electronics. 5kwv
generator, A/C, 6V53 GM's, great
shape, money maker, turn key, running
daily. New boat here. Some owner
financini possible. Call 850-648-5401.
E8tc 8/19


21 Sunbird Odyssey deck boat. 2 \TS
old. Only used 7 umes. Fiberglass tri-
hull 131 hp Johnson. bjmtni top. head.
table. Ive 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, $450 per
month,' $200 sec,. deposit. Call 227-
7411 or 22916961. tfc 8/19


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6,'x2',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 8/5


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


MINI STORAGE
Osc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL




Available Soonl 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
S* On-site Management
VOICE/TTY ACCESS '
(352) 472-3952

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

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2/2 furnished home Cape San Blas.
Boardwalk to beach, covered .deck, split
floor plan. $650/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
tfc 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.
tfc 8/19
1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent 2
blocks from beach. Reasonable. Call
647-3220 or 912-246-1250. 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.
$300 per month. 7220 Americus Ave.,
St. Joe Beach, tfc 8/19
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 8/5-
Roommate independent only. Lg. fur-
nished bedroom, private bath, walk-in
closet, laundry/kitchen privileges .and
utilities. $375 a month. Send resume
and references to: Roommate, P. 0. Box
604, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 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 retail/office space for rent on
Reid Ave., 229-2727. tfc 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. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 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.
S-en, bh &a,' laundry, facilities, energy
efficient, const. stve ,.,& refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts, on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex. Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 8/5


UNFURNISHED -
* Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refrig.
.ceh h&a. screen porch., carport &
laundrY' rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
relri washeridryer hook-yp.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED '
.Small 2ibdrm. home; auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777, after 7 p.m. tfc 8/5

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


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


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

Central heat and air
Wall Io wall carpeting
S* Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access 1=4
(352) 472-3952 ME
tfc 8/5


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


FOUND: Beautiful large white dog
found in White City area Friday after-
noon. Call 827-8110 after 3:30 pm.
ltc 8/26





Yard Sale sponsored by Highland
View Church of God teens: Saturday',
7:00 1:00. Shop in the air conditioning
at the church fellowship hall, 482
Pompano St., Highland View. Itc 8/26
One family moving out, one in', plus one
packrat. 1805 Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe,
Saturday, '8:00-until. Items and cloth-
ing for men, women, boys and girls.
Stove, refrigerator, furniture, jewelry,
patio/garden, toys, electronics, curio
cabinet, linens and lots more! Sell Out!
Itp 8/26

Yard Sale: Sat., Aug. 28, 7:00 am 1:00
pm. Clothes,-furniture, nick-nacks, lots
*of goodies and misc. ltc 8/26


Mother-In-Law Yard Sale, she's bring-
ing the stuff, I provide the yard. SAt.,
Aug, 28,, 8:00-noon ET. 218 Ponce
DeLeon, St. Joe Beach. ltp 8/26
Multi-Family Garage Sale: Sat., Aug.
28th., 8:00 until, 1905 Long Ave., Port
St. Joe. Itc 8/26
Multi Family Yard Sale: Sat., Aug. 28th,
8:00 12:00. Toys, furniture, and other
misc. Items.' 1707 Garrison Ave., Port
St. Joe. Rain cancels. Itp 8/26
Yard'Sale: Sat., Aug. 28th, 8:00-12:00,
505 9th St., Port St. Joe. Several fami-
lies. Rain cancels. ltp 8/26





Experienced phlebotomist needed for
busy doctor's office. Also need part-
time receptionist for either morning or
afternoon hours. 229-8221. 2tc 8/19
Part-time work available, cook and
dietary aide. Apply at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center, 220 9th St. Port St. Joe, FL
32456, (850)229-8244. Salaries -are
negotiable, based upon experience.
Itc 8/26


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

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


i," Residential
o L Commercial'
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments *- 'e .,ur ...'* M:ite
* Flea Control 2 .r.,d-n,,c,,,'i
* Household Pest Control .T, e i, lc-m ,,.
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FAMILY OWNED

VfpLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co.' & Sur dnourdrg Area
Free Estimates & Inspections


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Full-time office position in the, reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail or fax
resumes to Parker Realty' of Mexico'
Beach. P. 0 Box 123, Mexico Beach. FL
32410. FAX\#: 856-645-5779. E-Mail
Address: parkerrealty",d Ilgltale.p conm.
tfc 8/26

Waste Management. a local division of a
Fortune 500 company, is seeking a
heavy .duty truck mechanic. Prefer
ASE certified. Excellent benefits,, pay
DOE, drug-free ,work 'place, EOE. Call
Bob (850)874-2127, .06319 E., HIghway
22, Panama City. c 8/26
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, anrd is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. /s/Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Tommy Knox, Chairman 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


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

BOB'S PAINT 0
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
Baltzel Ave. *. Phone 22X7-7229


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


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5x10 10x10 10x20
On 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
RA0043378 ER0007623

Office: 850-229-6018
.k 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


Tull-ime, l1exJble person needed as
,es-erx auonist/houusekeeping inspector.
,Call Anchor Vacation Properties 229-
2777 2tc 8/26
Now hiring d-pendable and honest full
and part-time help for all shifts. Apply
at Subway, 101 Monument Ave., Port
St. Joe. lt 8/26

'Helper-trainee. Call 648-5474. tfc 8/26


COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins arid paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 8/5

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


C.. J.'s Lawn

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


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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/,
S'LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

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


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

SPhone(850)

S-25 Years apewiwce- A 2296859
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Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels, decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190 (


K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
, 648-5474 FL LICENSE ER001O0992, RA1l 5421,


THE CABINET SHOPPE.

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

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED

H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs!

HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738


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Need licensed salesperson, experience
-in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfc 8/5

C. W. Roberts Contracting Inc. now hir-
ing experienced heavy, equipment
operators and dump truck drivers.
Competitive pay, good benefits. Apply at
Hwy. 20 East, Hosford, Florida. Drug
Free. EOE. tfc 6/17

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 Sheriff's Dept. is
accepting applications for Corrections
Officer and Dispatcher. Corrections
'Officers fiay contact Sgt. Farmer and
Dispatchers, may contact Debbie Ely at
the Sheriffs Office, Gulf" County
Courthouse. 1(100 C. G. Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 227-1115.
Application are available at the Sheriffs
Dept. tfc 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. J~oe, FL 277-3668. 8tc 7/8






Simmons queen size mattress and box
spring, $75 set; Lazy-boy rocker-reclin-
er, $35; stair stepper (new cond.), $40;
semi-auto shotgun (12ga),; $250; 5"'
portable. .color TV, $50; Maytag gas
dryer, $65. Call 229-8427. ltp 8/26
Matching sofa, chair and ottoman. Blue
with wood trim.. Good cond., $200,
OB. Contact 639-5274. Iltp 8/26
22. cubic fo6t, frost-free refrigerator,
$50. It's old,'but runs well. Call 229-
6236. ltp 8/19
Gas range, Kenmore washer & dryer,
gas space heater, beds,' dressers,
kitchen table. 244 Bay- Ave.,
Wewahitchka, FL. 639-5681. 2tc 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
Couch and chair, $250; 22 cubic foot
freezer, $250; gas dryer, $200. Call 648-
4548 2tc 8/26
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
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






For Sale By Owner: St. Joe Beach.
.3BR/2BA 14'x70' mobile home 2 blocks
from beach on corner lot, $68,000. Call
Billy Carr 850-229-6961 or 227-7411.
itc 8/26,
2000 Millennium Sale our 42nd
Anniversary Sale! All new inventory:
new log home just arrived, several 32
wides, DCA modulars zone II and zone
III, new floor plans, custom exteriors
and interiors, land home package, and
government program homes. Come by
and see them at Sil's Mobile Homes,
1023 N. Tyndall Parkway, Panama City,
FL 32404. 1-800-239-4671..
Singlewides $1000 below, cost! 2tc 8/26
Move In Special: Deerpoint Lake, area,
land home package. Call 1-800-239-
4671. 2tc 8/26
Zone Ill qualified 1988 24'x.64" dou-
blewide, 3BR/2BA, $15,000. Call 1-:
800-239-4671. 2tc 8/26'
Special savings for cash or very good
credit on all land home packages and
homes. 2000 model inventory is here.
Sil's Mobile Homes. 1023 North Tyndall
Parkway, Panama City. FL 32404. Call
1-800-239-4671. You can save $1000's.

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RATES:
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$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
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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. HURRYF 784-
2087. tfc 8/5




Zebra finches for sale, $4 each. Please
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lot located at 510 Madioqn Street. Close
to schools. $35,000. Call 827-2379.
tfc 8/19
2011 Juniper Ave. IDEAL LOCATION.
Walk to schools, church, nursing home,
arid hospital. Upgraded 3/2 home,
stone fireplace, corner lot. workshop.


pool. ASSUMABLE AT 6.5%. (Lease-
option considered). Hendricks, Inc.,
Brenda Lynn (850)432-9049. 4tc 8/26
For Sale By Ownier: 120 Westcott
Circle, brick home, great neighborhood,
3BR/ 1BA, laundry room. deep lot,
fenced in back -ard. 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%
down, 10 yrs @ 2% over prime. Call
648-5476. tfc 8/5
3BR/2BA brick/stucco home on I 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
Trade Key Largo house--ocean, canal, 3
bedroom, 3 bath for San Blas gulf front
house. 305-852.5312. tfc 6/24-,


By Owner: 3BR/ 1BA block home
w/vinyl siding, Juniper Ave., near
schools. Family room, extra kitchen,
cent. heat/AC, carport, 40' workshop/
shed 12'x24' utility shed, .satellite dish,
auto sprinkler system, fenced back
yard. $75,000. Call 229-6070.
tfc 8/19
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for,
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,.
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-.
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den,. fireplace, surround sound set-up.
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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
MARRIAGE
TO: NATHANIEL ASHFORD
48 Sunshine Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action had been filed
against you and that, you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Thomas S. Gibson. whose address is: Rish. Gibson
& Scholz, P.A., 206 E. 4thStreet, P. 0. Box 39, Port
St. Joe. FL '32457, on or before Monday.
September 6th., 1999. and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court ar i,'o,": Cecil G C,-un Jr
Boulevard. Pen iS Joe FL 32456 bel'ore .crce
on Petitioner i:.r iureiel1, hered'iier i.t' rou .-.i
to do so, a d.laut mTa.f. c- ''errd .gainrr y.:..-u
for the relief dmoundD1,[ t. c e petu'niC
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 doc-
uments upon request.
I Clerk ofthe Circua C.,:urn'" opie ruxifted ofc
your current caddre;: (),ou rriao Jile No',:,c 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. .
itARviNG R.tLE 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rule. rj Frocedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents and Information.
Failure to compel :on result in sarvi.nci-ris includ-
ing. dismissal or Etrnking .I pleaduincs
Dated: 7/30/99
"" CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
4tc. August 5 12, 19, and 26. I

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE iS HEREBY GIVEN that ,h.- under-
signed intends to sell the personal property
describedbelow to enforce a lien imposed on said
property under The Florida Self Storage Facility'
Act SLatulte (z l iec .r, .,3.801-83.809).
Imi uari.irigried will el t ', public .,le. b>
compeUu 'e bidding on the 4th la 1of Sieptember
1999, at 900 a5 in, on-the pream-i. Aher- sid
property has been stored and which are located at
SL Joe Rent-All Inc. 706 FIrti Sucei Pori S'i Joe.
Florinda 32456 GulfC.urnty' SLate olI Fl.-nda the
foI'Uo'i ng
SJohn Muman Unit # 71 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
st-iidemenrt bereen 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
Aci SLautleS ISecuon 63 601] .-3 809).
The underiegnea aill ell3 at public sale by
tomnpeuume oidding on the 4th da.y of September,
i999. a 90 3 rn c-,on, ne prerrmies where said
property has been stored and which a-e located at
St Joie Rent-All Inc 706 Firi Surt Furn Si J'oe
Florida 32456 Gull' County. Slate of Florida. ihe
following: -
Barbara Bailey Unit # 66 Storage Items
Purclh3.s imust be paid for at trie ume ofi
purchase in cjsh onls All purchased irems sold a-.
is here i and must be remo,'ed at the umn olf
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and obligated party.
Dated ,he 9i.u day of August, 1999.
31c 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 IScuon 83 601-.63609)
The undersigrned %ill 'edl a: public sale by
Co:,mpetiuve bidding or, 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 Renrt-All. inc. 706 First Street, Port St. Joe,
Flrinda 32456 Gulf County, State of Florida, the
following:.
Steve Gibson Unit # 61 Storage Items
Purchases must be p.-id for at th-e ime :.-f
purchase in cah onl,' All pur'chaid item' :.sold a..
i; here I and must be re.mo.ed at the ume o1i
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.


INVITATION TO BID
The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids for
one (1) Generator for the Water Plant, materials,
and lab6r for installation to be included,
Specifications may be obtained from Clr Hall.
Wewahitchka, Florida. between 7:00 AM and 4:00(
PM (CDT) Mon. Fn The Cir resenres the nrht 10'
reject any and all b t.id and to1 6 a d the bhidl 'u ie'
-lowest and be-; ,ial in the opinion Ofi the
Wewalftchka City Commission. Bids must be
received no later than 4:00 PM (CDT) on September
13. 1999. Bids will be opened at the City
Commission meeting on September 13, 1999 at
6:30 PM (CDT.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
2tc. Augtist 26 and September 2, 1999.

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
N011CE iS HERB\ GC.RTN that ine uder-
signed intends lo sell tihe per.iorn.] property
described belo. 1t, enir-rce a lien imposed on said
prop.er. under The Flonrda Self Storage Facility
Act Statuies ISecu..-n 63 8,: I 83 u091
Tme urn.eriigned1 ill .ell 1t public sale by
cormpeuuve bidding o.r. the 4Ln da\ olf Sep-teber
: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 Couity, State of
Florida, the lI.:1,.ll n:
Mike Harshman Unit # 45 Storage Items.
Purchases must be paid for at the time 6,f
purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as..
is where is and must be removed at the time ofa
-ale Sale subiect to cancellation in the event of;
edementr, be.aten owner and obligated party. ;'
DaOed L-the l.th day of lugu.t 0i 999
3tc, August 12. 19. and 26, 1999.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTiCE IS HCRBY that puisunmt to aoritof'
Execu-jo,.,n i_:,ud in the CountN Court ol Gull
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 McKellhen as Sherillf f Gull
Co.runry Fi..ni,d ra levied upr.,n all .re nght, udle
and intere-' ul the delfea-ini .-rerr-A, Ganer in
and to the following described property, to-wit:
1969 Ford, Pick-up, Color-White
VIN #F10ACE13645
TAG ':)LLi70.6m
and on the i4thi a ay .I september. 1999. at the
Front Door of the Gulf Coun- C.,,urri-u..ue in Ine
City.of F.n fi J.:,e. Florida. Gull Coun', Florinda
at the hour of I i 00 a.m, or a. oon -,erealier as
possible I ill offiler for sale all of the said defen-
drs' Andrew Gajrnr niht. utle arid inIteret in
.uc-ajd pr-:.pCrr, 3i public -.Li, :r a nd *ill ell -he
si,i,. sub.lel to all prior [li'n'- erinc branches iand
judgmen l ian'. itou -e highest- ana best bioder or
bidder_ for CASH. the proceed to10 De appleao at ar
as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of tre at..:.,e-a- ie:nbed ee.: u u.n
Frankn McKritnen
of Gulf Counr,. Flonrida
B'., rFrn-h McKeiLhen
In accorainoce vti-, the AnrrencarnS anh Disadildues
A,:t. peron. with di'abililue needlrig a special
Sacicommloduon lo parucipje in this proceeding
shouldd CL-ri'a:t Frarlk MFlcKeiu-trn not liter than
seven as\ prior the proeediJri at Gulf Countv
Sheril' Olilce 227 II 15 ,
4tc. August 12, 19, 26, and September 2, 1999.

V PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gull" CounO Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public -ieannrg on
Tuesda.. Septienbr 14. 1999 i 705 p m E T in
their meeung room at the Gulf County Courthouse
in Port St Joe FIonda t0 cor, ider siapur.n of an
-ordirnarnce ih die foll:,wag utitlde
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTYr,
FLORIDA GOVERNING THE INSTALLA-
TION FERMITIrNG AND REQUIREMtENTS
FOR CLiL\ERTS UPON THE RIGHT OF-
WAYS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA:
ESTABLISHING TIE MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS FOR CULVERT MATE,
RIALS AND CULVERT INSTALLATION
PROCEDURES; CREATING A REQUIRE-
MENT FOR A CULVERT PERMIT PRIOR
TO COMMENCING INSTALLATION OR
REPAIR OF EXISTING CULVERTS UPON
THE GULF COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY:
ESTABLISHING A PERMlIT FEE AND FER-
S -MIT ISSUAIAJCE PROCEDURE SETTING -
FORTH ENFORCEMENT PROCEDIJURES
REGARDING CULVERT INSTALLATION':
.D D MAINTENANCE: ESTABLISHING '
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THIS
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR REFEAL
OF ANY ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH AND ESTABLISHING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
.O(Complete Ordinance on file In the Clerk's
Office)
Tommy Knox
Chairman
Attest:
Benny C. LUster
Clerk
2tc, August 19, and 26, 1999.


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ATTENTION


CONTRACTORS!

Residential and general contractors who are,
now participating and those who desire to parti-':
ipate in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership.
("SHIP") rehabilitation program are invited to'
attend a briefing on August 26, 1999 at 2:00 P.M.t
(EST). The briefing will be held at the Gulf CountIY
Courthouse in the Commission Meeting Room,'
Questions please contact Bo Williams, "SHIP'.
Administrator at 229-6125. 2TC.81 ,and 2, 199.


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