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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 2, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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The Star On Line at http:/wuwwuStarFL.com
T. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *.THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999


High Speed Chase Ends
With Crash
G H Story, Photos on Page 3A
GPH, Marquis Mgmnt.
Gulf's Largest Pvt. Employer
Growth in Medical Field-Page 3A
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 9A
Gulf County School News
Bells Are Ringing!-Page 3B
Beyer New Arizona Chem.
Manager See Page 1B
MB Has More Plans for
Summer Details on Page 6A
County Teams Kick-Off
Seasons Friday See This &
Other Area Sports, on Pages 11l-12A


PSJPD Gets


Grant Waiver


For Match $
One of the major reasons the
City of Port St. Joe was able to
hold the-line on village rates for
the budget after losing nearly $19
million in taxable property values
this year was because of over
$700,000 in Community Oriented,
Policing Services (C.O.P.S.) grant
funds.
Well, things got even better
last week When Port St. Joe Police
CiffJay Leffert received-notiflca-
tion from the C.O.P.S. Adminis-
tration Division that the city's
S 25% matching fund requirements
have been waived. This means
that, 100% (nearly $1,000,000) of
the department' police officers'
sfalpries will be financed through
the program.
City commissioners had noti-
fied the police department during-
the budget process that no new
officers should be hired or
replaced because the city didn't
have the money to pay the 25%
matching funds for salaries.
Leffert said, "This award was
made possible through the efforts
of Congressman Allen Boyd and
Senator Bob Graham." Leffert
expressed his gratitude to both
men and their local representa-
tives.
o The C.O.P.S. grant applica-
tion and subsequent waiver
request was made by the Port St.
Joe Police Department after dithe
city board of commissioners
agreed to support the depart-
ment's request to make applica-
tion.
During a workshop session of
the commission Tuesday after-
noon, the board discussed main-
taining the police officer numbers
iat 11 officers. Commissioner
Damon McNair said even at 100%
funding the city didn't need the
extra officers in order to maintain
(See GRANT on Page 3A)

Good Water
Quality in City
of Wewahitchka
i The City of Wewahltchka has
completed its annual water qual-
ity, report for the period from
January 1, 1998 through Decem-
ber 31, 1998. This report is avail-
able for public inspection during
normal business hours at City
Hall in Wewahitchka.
City Manager Donald
Minchew stated, "We are pleased
'with the contents of this report,
as: it is our goal to not only meet
the rigorous standards for water
quality but to exceed them. we
are committed to ensuring that
we provide their citizens with a
safe and dependable supply of
drinking water."
The City of Wewahitchka will
not be mailing a copy of this
report to each individual water
customer, however the report is
readily available to the public
and the staff at City Hall will be
happy to assist with any ques-
tions about this report.


Lighthouse




Quarters




Under Repair


In about four months (end of
December), the old battered and
bruised Cape Sari Blas lighthouse
keeper's quarters should look
almost exactly as it looked over
100 years ago when it took posi-
tion alongside the Cape San Bias
lighthouse.
Just a few months ago, it-
appeared that both lighthouse
keeper's quarters were. destined
for a watery grave. The combined
efforts of several storms and the
final blow of Hurricane Opal had,
one of the quarters leaning sever-
al .degrees as waves broke under
the foundation at high tide.
The other unit, located a little
further inland, had weathered the
storms, but the wind and weather
were daily stealing away pieces of
Gulf County's and Florida's histo-
ry. ,
That's all changed. Thanks to
the combined efforts of Eglin Air
Force Base (which recently
acquired the lighthouse site), Gulf
County commissioners, the Gulf
County Historical Society, and
Florida Lighthouse Association
the quarters are not only out of
harm's way, but are probably
soon to become a historic monu-
ment,open to the public.

230 Laid Off
Workers to Get
$2.6 Million Aid
Bulk of Funds Tied to
Training Programs
Congressman Allen Boyd
announced August 26th (last
Thursday) that $2,648,621 has
been approved to help approxi-
mately 230 workers in Bay,
Franklin; ,and Gulf counties who
were dislocated as a result of the
shutdown of Florida Coast Paper
Company in August 1998.
The U. S. Department of
Labor approved the federal assis-.
tance, the bulk of which ($2.2
million) will go to the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board to
implement a comprehensive array
of dislocated worker services to
employees laid off from Florida
Coast Paper Company and
Apalachicola Northern Railroad.
Services include needs-relat-
ed payments to 212 eligible pro-
gram participants whose, unem-
ployment insurance benefits will
run diy before completing their
training programs and retraining
(See ASSISTANCE on Page 7A)

Westbrook

Announces
In a press release submitted
to The Star last week by former
state representative Jamey
Westbrook, he proclaimed his
4, '


Jamey Westbrook
intention for the upcoming elec-
tion season.
The following is a portion of
his statement-
(See WESTBROOK on Page 3A)


S Restoration A Major
Undertaking
To the untrained eye. it may
seem that little progress has been
made to restore the structure cur-
rently under contract. Nothing
could be further from the truth
though.
It was a major undertaking to
repair, restore, and replace the
keeper's quarters' roof. That work
is complete and has shored up
the structure from overhead water
leakage. Extensive work was also
required to level and tie down the
structure to the support columns
it currently rests upon.
Jeff Gunger, site supervisor,
said the lighthouse keeper's quar-
ters was in extremely good shape.
especially considering the amount
of weather it has seen over the'
years. The few areas that did have
(See LIGHTHQOJSE on- Page 3A)


Construction workers are hard at work restoring one of the two lighthouse keeper's quarters.


Speak Now or Put the Check in the Mail

Last Chance for County Taxpayers to Address Millage and Appraisals
By now. most every citizen in Gulf County has received their TRIM adjustment consideration with the value adjustment board.
notices. These required advisories notify taxpayers as to how much this Taxing Authorities to Hold Public Hearings
.year's ad valorem tax bill is going to be based upon the proposed mill- Taxing authorities have adopted tentative budgets for the upcoming
age rate set by taxing authorities and property appraisals. fiscal year. but are required by law to hold final budget hearings after
Some TRska& probably' juslt~srugged -their shoulders and said. TRIM notices are mailed to taxpayers.
"uuumm," others have surely said, "wowA,.and certainly' there are some if. as a taxpayer, a person wishes to question the millage rate and,
among us who went, "Jimminy Cricketl" Whatever the case, taxpayers their subsequent tax. items in the various budgets, or just simply get a
have a few more days to exercise their options and voice a complaint better understanding of what is going on, they should attend those hear-
about their appraisals and proposed taxes.. ings.
The taxing authorities Include the county commission, school board, earning Times and Dates
cities of Port St. Joe, and Wewahitchka, and the Northwest Flonda Water School Board ........Tues., Sept. 7a..... 6:00 p m.. ET...School Board MeetingRoom
Management District. The Gulf County Property Appraiser is Kesley .Cunt Commission....Wed.. Sept. 8....:.501:p.m. ET.....Board Room at Courthouse
Colbert recently announced that GuCount has had an increase of Wewahitchka ...Thurs., Sept. 9...6:30 p.m., CT.. .................. .... ity Hall
Colbert recently announced that Gulf County has had an increase in -
taxable values of approximately 878 million dollars--. by far the Ct of Port St. Joe..... Tues., Sept. 14...5:01 p.m., ET.......... .........C. ity Hall
largest increase the county has ever had." Water Mgmnt. Dis..... .Wed.. Sept. 15....5;05 p.m., CT...... City Council. Room, Destin
The largest portion of the Increase was because of beachfront prop- Brief Overview,of Budgets
erty escalating in value, growth in the, Wewahitchka area. and increase" Gulf County left millage rates at 7.5883. Because the board failed to
,in property values throughout the county. ; ,lower village rates to the rollback rate (6.9067), the county's tentative
Property owners have until the close of business on September 17th budget reflects a $581,000 (8.8%) ad valorem tax increase.
to satisfy any disagreement cohcerning appraisals or file a petition for (See SPEAK NOW on Page 3A)



Fun-Filled Labor Day Planned

Scallop Festival, 1.st SLAM.Tourney, Fly-By and Air Show on Tap


This year's Labor Day week-
end will be like no other for Gulf
County residents and visitors!
Just take a look at all the events
slated for this exciting holiday
weekend.
SCALLOP FESTIVAL &
SALTWATER FISHING TOURNAMENT.
The Scallop Festival portion of
activities will be held at Frank
Pate Park in downtown Port St.
Joe. The festival will be held Sat-
urday and Sunday, Labor. Day
weekend. It will open at 10:00
a.m. ET; there is no admission
charge.
At the festival there will be
arts and crafts, environmental
exhibits, food vendors, games and
entertainment throughout both
days. Scallop Festival t-shirts can
be purchased at the Port St. Joe
Marina on Saturday, during the
fishing tournament weigh-in.
The First Annual Cobia
Boat!/Yamaha Saltwater Fishing
Tournament will be staged out of
the new Port St. Joe Marina ot St.
Joseph Bay, and First Street on
September 2, 3, and 4. A commit-
tee of local sports fishermen have
been diligently planning and
working to make this a really spe-
cial event, first time out.
The captain's meeting will be
September 2 at .7:00 p.m., and
"weigh-in" is scheduled for Satur
day.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 mari-
nas or by contacting the Chamber
of Commerce.
Also taking place the evening
'of the weigh-in will be a fish fry.


GC Chamber of Commerce is ready for third annual festival.


Everyone is encouraged to come"
and watch the biggest of the fish
get weighed in. Tickets for the fish
fry can be purchased at the mari-
na at that time.
The registration deadline Is
September 2, 6:00 p.m. ET. For
additional information or to regis-
ter to participate in the Scallop
Festival and Saltwater Fishing
Tournament call (800) 239-9553
or (850) 227-1223 or 227-2151.

-~GULF AVIATION INC. FLY-IN &
OPEN HOUSE
Gulf Aviation Inc. will be host-
ing its annual Open House and
Fly-In at Costin Airport in Port St.
Joe (A51). The event is scheduled
for Saturday, September 4, start-
ing at noon. In case of bad weath-
er, the event will be postponed


until September 5.
Featured will be aircraft dis-
plays, aircraft demonstrations,
parachute jumping, airplane
rides, barbeque and a live band.
For more information, or if
any if individual or organization
wishes to participate in this event,
please contact Betty or Kerry at
227-1232.

Labor Day W/E
Model Air Show
Are you looking for a' fun
activity for Labor Day weekend?
The annual air show of model air-
planes will be sponsored. by
Emerald Coast Giant Scalers and
will be held at their flying field at
Parker Farms on Highway 22A in


Wewahitchka.
Hours are 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday. Bring the entire family.
Approximately 40 pilots from
throughout the southeast will
excite you with their flying skills.
No admission fee is charged;
but parking donations are wel-
(See LABOR DAY on Page 3A)

Gates Cuts Gates;
Facing Charges
Former Gulf County Clerk of
the Court Jerry Gates was arrest-
ed last Friday, August 27, after
cutting locks on gates accessing
St. Joe Company land in Gulf and
Franklin counties.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen arrested Gates (55) in
Calhoun County Friday after-
noon. He was lodged in the Gulf
County Jail and. charged with
trespassing, criminal mischief,
and petit theft.
According to the sheriffs
office report, Gates cut locks on
Luke Ford Road, Road 5, and
GT14 in Gulf County.
He reportedly told investiga-
tors that he had promised his
kids that they could use the same
land he had used to hunt and fish
on.
'Gates was conditionally
released by Gulf County Judge
Robert Moore and ordered to stay
away from the property In ques-
tion. A court date has been set for
October 13th.
Additional charges may be
imposed stemming from similar
incidents in Calhoun County.


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PAGE TWO *THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999


You Might Be One



of the Lucky Ones,

Taxes Taking a Jump Right in the

Middle of Our Economic Depression
IT IS MOST UNUSUAL THAT the valuation~ of our property
here-in Gulf County has increased approximately $78 million dur-
ing the past year, while we were suffering our most devastating
Case of the economic -reverses we have ever experienced. It isn't
the fault of our property appraiser, but is the fault of our own peo-
pl6 for being willing 'to pay such high prices.for some of the finest
Beachfront property anywhere. The property appraiser is bound
by state laws t6 set values commensurate with what the market is
-bringlg- for property-in this case, upward of $4,000 a running
foot on beach sand!
If he- didn't reflect that on his rolls, the state department of
.revenue would simply remove him from office.' We citizens of
SFlorida have Invested that- type of authority in our state officials.
S'BUT, YOU SAY, THAT DOESN'T have a thing to do with levy-
ing taxes!
You're absolutely correct! It doesn't!
One has to look to our commissioners, on a county and.city
level, and our school board members to arrive at a place to put the
blare for the rising taxes.
,'-And the state legislature ,,
All of these agencies have an equal hand, in the increase in
taxes.'
The commissioners, because they st' the amount of taxes.
They arrive at the millage to be levied..They decide on where and
how YOUR money will be spent, after deciding on how much will
be extracted from you.to pay for the spending.
Your state legislature makes the rules on spending, ... and
taxing. They declare how much ybur:local commissioners mtist
spend in order for your area to receive any state funds match-
ing funds, if you please. They also decide how much your proper-
ty taxes can, go up in a single 'year. They have declared it can go
no higher than 3% of the previous year, IF you are paying on
a homestead. If you are.not paying on a homestead, the sky's the
S limf it! .. '"' :. "
- SO, BRACE YOURSELF AND BE prepared to fight, especially
if your piece of property doesn't come equipped with a homestead
exemption. You might just be one of the lucky ones who gets to
pay through the nose.



Any Old Port

THE THREE STORMS BEING WATCHED last week merely
underlined the fact that Gulf County doesn't have the first build- -
ing which'can officially qualify as aaplace where one'can go to s6ek
- shelter from such a storm.
It seems as if the Red Cross is the organization which hands
out these designations, and that organization has been reluctant
to do so; even in the northern half of our county where we resi-
dents of Port St. Joe have traditionally taken -shelter during hur-
ricanes and the high winds and water these storms traditionally
bring.
We remember sitting out one storm in Wewahitchka on the
banks of the Dead Lakes and feeling perfectly safe, even if the
large trees did bend over from the strong winds blowing. But, the
Red Cross now.says we were'riot in safe surroundings.
'SURELY,. THE PEOPLE OF PORT ST. JOE need some place to,
go in view of a storm coming ashore here. 'Virtually the entire city .'
is susceptible to flooding from the high tides most storms bring
along with them. ,
These three storms being on top of us, stresses the need for a
designated shelter which we can count on in case it is needed.
We have no doubt but what the folks from Port St. Joe will con-
tinue to go north and barge in on our friends in Wewahitchka to
weather-out any future storm, even if there is no approved place
designated for them to go. We don't believe that little designation
will stop the good folks of Wewvahitchka from making us welcome,
either. -
'' Any old port in a storm, we always say. ,


Hunker Down With Kes by KesleyColbert



Charbroiled!


Have you heard about the lat-
est sticking point in the ongoing
(forever anid,- ever) Palestfrnian-
Israeli peace talks? It's a Buirger
..King! -,
I'm telling you, this .i, the.
,gospel truth., A Burger King has
stirred up, both parties in what
appears to be a whopper ,fj an
international "incident".; And
somehow you just know America is
'going to catch, ,the, blame on this
one from both sides. :
SIt seems Burger King, I'i its
never ending quest lor new eateis,
built a restaurant just downV the
road from Jerusalem in the West
Bank area. Now folks. I don't have
a clue about the Middle East. I
don't know the customs, the laws.
the thoughts, the inner workings.
the geography .but when I hear
"West Bank"., I immediately break
into the word association game ...
and the words that spnng to mind
are "dispute", "trouble". "rock
throwing", "war". "Daniel".


It's two pretty stiff-necked
groups of people fighting an eight-
thousand year battle over a stnp of
sand., They both are bound and
determined "to have it their way
Into this mix comes Burger
King. They set up an Israeli fran-
chise in the Jewish settlement of
Maale Adumin, which is, in the
predominantly Arab ,part of' the
West Bank. Can you say spaiksl
You reckon Burger King
thought it would be like opening a
restaurant in Manhattan, Kansas?
Do you think they figured the
armies on both sides could come.
in for some coffee, small talk and a
happy meal? Do you think they are
testing a new shatter proof win-
dow,,? Could it have been some-
thing as simple as major brain-
lock? .
Arabs. world wide protested
immediately and threatened to
boycott the fast food chain if the
Israeli franchise remained open.
Bowing to this pressure, Burger
King announced it was closing the
place down.
This sent up an equally imme-
diate response from the Israelis.
including many Jewish Americans.
who demanded a worldwide boy-
cott of its.own if the franchise did
close.


Poor Burger Kingl They've got
half the known world vowing not to
eat m their restaurants. An all out.
full blown international flap was
the last thing on their minds .
all they were trying to do was get
there before McDonald's or Taco
Bell.
Here is where it gets wild for
me. The Palestinian government
issued an official statement thank-
ing Burger King for closing. An
"official statement" mind you!
Some angry Israelis have demand-
ed a halt to Israeli-Palestinian
peace talks until some solution
can be reached on the matter. And.
naturally, both sides are claiming
our government has got to mediate
... in their favor.
It's a hamburger joint for
goodness sakes!
No telling what would happen
if they put a TCBY over there.
I don't want to make light of
this. And I don't think I have to.
They are doing a pretty good job all
by themselves!
It reminds me of another
international Incident. This one
had to do with those Atwood boys.
And it was over something a lot
more important than hamburgers.
I guarantee you that!
We didn't like to haul hay. It
was a temble job, carried out on


terrible hot and terrible dusty
days. \Ve used to take note that
loading hay never fell on a "com-
fortable" day. There just wasrin't no
such thing.
\\e belly-ached for days before,
and a week after we'd clean some-
one's field. Oh. they, paid us a
penny a, bale. Ard, if yo6f stayed
after it.from.canbto can't you6 could
make four, sometimes five dollars
a day. O.K. money for 1960.
We were sitting around
,Woodrow Keinron's store .when
word came to us that Mr. Dwayne
Melton had hired a bunch of those
outlaws from down at Atwobd to
come over and get his hay up. We
finished our NuGrapes and priint-
ed for thie 'Melton place. We 'didn't
necessarily want to haul- any fay
mind you, but it wasn't right to let
those deadheads f6om Atwood into
*our tem 0try., "' :' .
It was.' according t-o Ricky
Gene. communism rearing its ugly
head!
\Ve made sure Mr. Dwayne was
back at the barn and we pelted 'em
down good with a barrage of crab
apples. Squeaky Riddinger scaled
the seven bale 'high nagoin 'nd
went to kicking hay right and. left.
Come up to our "home" and try to
take over we'll show 'em.
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


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It Was Unusual, EvenIf It Ws Just a Glass of IceWate!
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AFTER 53 YEARS of married
life, I get something unusual with
my evening 'meal. Believe it or
not! You'd think that after 53
years, I would have .had every
imaginable' cmbinationi with my.
meal' but-I received a surprise
Wednesday .evening, August 25.-
at 4:55 p.m'. '
It was so unusual I rioted the
time and date of the occurrence.
Frenchie served me some-
thing to drink with my evening
meal I nearly had a breakdown,
it was so unusual. e ,:
The only time I have received
a beverage with my meal, except
for, breakfast. in all those 53
years. was when my sister-in-law
came to visit from .Spokane,
Washington and insisted on
cooking for us. ": .
Then ,"Wednesday evening at
suppertime, Fren*chie set a glass
of water in front of me along with
my meal; it had ice in it, tool

FRENCHIE IS A GOOD cook.


I have ..no complaints in that
respect. She just has this one lit-
tle quirk of not serving a bever-
age along with, the meal. She
thought she had a perfectly valid
reason for her habit.
Frenchie refused to serve a
beverage with the meal because
she -wanted our kids to eat. their
meal and not mess around with
just drinking.
Our kids have never turned
their nose up .at, nor. dawdled
over, eating when it came to meal
time.,
All three hungry boys and the
three girls always ate what
.Frenchie fixed .for them to eat.


. ETAOIN SHRDLU


*. by Wesley Ramsey

S.They. were living evidence of-that.
They all looked healthy and well
fed. "
At meal time, the big old
hungry boys would dive into! their
food with gusto-even without a
beverage-and devYour it in short
"order., The only trouble we ever
-had with their eating was in
keeping enough irnthe house to,
fill them up. ,. ,
The girls never gave us any
trouble with eating .either., They
sailed right in and shoveled their
.food down before it all disap-
peared. Somewhere- along 'the
way they learned the basic table
manners, but most of that was


forgotten. as a matter of self-
preservation, when they were ,at
the dining table with their brot.h-"
ers.
S,Ji other words; I don't know
what started Frecfihie on her no-
beveragewith-a-meal kick in the
first place. We'never had a prob-
lem with encouraging any of our
kids to eat.

THE END RESULT proves
that our kids all ate everything
put in front of them. They are all
reasonably robust and healthy.
They all still eat now and talk
later when it comes to meal time.
In other words, it's first things
first when it comes to food.
They are all good cooks; even
the boys. They canr take just
plain food. and whip up a-dish or,
two ;that..will make you smack
yobui lips ii- anticipation. They -'
learned that from their mother. -
I wouldn't go so far as to say
that they are all obsessed- with
food,, but I will .admit that, like


me, good food isn't too tar down,
- on their list of things which are
. important in their .lives. They
don't 'forget" many meals. "
In other' words, 'they have'
never needed much '-encodrage-
ment to eat food,. such as was
practiced by their mother.

I RECEIVED THE same non-
beverage treatment right along
with the kids.
We never had a glass of,
water, punch, lemonade, iced tea,-'
soft drink, milk, or any of the
common drinks along with our
dinner.
-When dinner was complete,
we could have a beverage to
drink to our pleasure. As a mat-
ter of fact, Frenchie made solar
tea by the gallon, and it was
available all day long. We never
suffered from lack of a beverage.
We just didn't have it along with
our meal. No way. No time.
Visitors thought that was
odd. Relatives remarked that


they were mthirsty at meal time.
The rule persisted even during
their' stay at our horrie.

THAT'S ,WHY. I -was taken
,:aback, Wednesday, ',when
SFenchie,,sat even aglass.,6 of ice
water in front of me to consume
Switch n my evening meal.
Had., our recent retirement
affected her this_ much?
Had she-forgotten her rile?
That evening meal .,wasi an
adventure in eating.: I don't even
Siemrember what we had,- I was so
surprised. The only-. thing I
remember was 'that glass of ice
water, and I remember even the
houir and minute, pf.when she sat
.it down. ,
I wonder if this is a portehder
. of things to come? Is Frenchie
: turning over a-new leaf this far
., along iri our life, together? 'Will
she serve me a beverage.- with
future meals? Stay tuned for fur-
ther episodes of this unusual sit-
uation.


-THE STAR-


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High Speed Chase Ends


With Three Car Crash

Two PSJ Police Department Vehicles Damaged by Suspect's Car


A high speed chase from Bay
to Gulf County ended on the
downslope of the Highland View
bridge at the city.limits of Port St.
Joe early Wednesday morning
when James Thomas Potter
rammed into two PSJ Police
Department vehicles at approxi-
'mately 2:35 a.m.
The chase began after the
Panama City Police Department
issued an all points bulletin for a
burglary suspect driving a late
model Pontiac Grand Am. A
'Parker Police Department officer
pursued the vehicle (a blue 1993
Grand Am) from his jurisdiction
through Tyndall Air Force 'Base
'arid Mexico Beach, and into Gulf
County..'I
They reported the suspect
vehicle was travelling at speeds of
up to approximately 110 miles per
hour during the chase.
SAccording to Gulf County*
,Sheriff Frank McKeithen,' Deputy
Chris Dixon used the depart-
.ment's "road spikes" in an
.attempt to, end. the pursuit near
.the. Dixie Belle Curve. The spikes
were successful in .puncturing
three of Potter's Grand Am tires.
SThe vehicle did continue to
flee, but because of the punctured,
tires, his speed was reduced to
approximately 50 miles per hour.
The vehicle continued on


Speak Now
(From Page 1)
Commissioners John Stanley,
tilly Traylor,l and Chairman
Tonnmy Knox, supported the,
increase, and Commissioners
Warren Yeager and -Nathan Peters
have expressed their objections.-
School Board
The school board's budget
reflects a slight reduction in mill-.
age rates, but still falls far short of
reaching the rollback rate at 7.882
mills. The rollback rate is 7.281
mills. The tax dollar increase will
be $497,923 or 7.62% over last
.year's dollars.
Board members Oscar Redd,
Charlotte Pierce, and David Byrd
supported the budget while Mary
Pridgeon and Chairman' Caroline
Norton opposed the motion to
j adopt the tentative village rates.
SPort St. Joe and.Wewahitchka
Budgets
* The City .of Port St. Joe has
decided to hold the line on millage
rates at 5.248 which will result in
a net loss of revenue because of a
nearly $19 million loss in property
values within the city.
Wewahitchka, on the other
hand, experienced an increase in
property values, but decided to
o .Hld the line on "spending and
Sower village rates from 2.47 mills
Sto 2.11 mills (the rollback rate).

G Grant (From Page 1),
adequate police protection.
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
also explained that the grant pays
based on a $17,000' 1per year,
starting salary. The department's
starting pay is $19,000 per year,'
and most of the' police .officers
make well over starting pay. The
grant does not pay for vacation
time; leave time, or overtime
hours.


Kesley

(From Page 2)
Buddy Wiggleton talked to his
uncle in Atwood and lined us up a
hauling job down there. We had to
work "three bales for a penny" in
the barn, stacked sideways! But
S it didn't matter. They had started
'this .
* To this day I don't understand
all the ruckus between us and
"them". Cousin Jeffery's great-
great-grandfather's half brother
got mad and moved down there a
: century ago so we were all mostly
: kinfolks-that naturally added fuel
to the fire. But it seemed most of
our problems arose simply
because they were Atwood boys.
SI think it's something like that
with the Israelis and the
SPalestinians.
And again, it's not my inten-
tion to judge or make fun here. It's
pretty serious stuff. But it strikes
me as being a little foolish. Let's
get Burger King' to "put in" a
restaurant foil Yasser Arafat. Both
sides could be tanking up "equally"
on French fries and diet sodas.
And peace accords could be
brokered on' something a tadmore
substantial than prefabricated
ground beef patties.


I tell you what, they get so
worked up over something like
this-it makes you wonder if either
side is really interested in peace at
'all.
It sure makes you wonder. .
Respectfully,
Kes


toward Port St. Joe, where
Officers James Norris and Chris
Teeter were waiting on the bridge.
Officer Norris had placed his vehi-
cle in the westbound lane to pre-
vent any other vehicular traffic
from becoming involved.
The suspect vehicle struck
Officer .Norris', patrol car in the
right front, spinning it around
and inflicting estimated damages
of $19,000.
Potter continued on and
struck Officer Teeter's vehicle in
the left rear bumper area causing
approximately $400 in damage.
The suspect vehicle came to rest a
short distance after striking the
second patrol car. Investigators
stated in the incident report that
about $12,000 damages to the
Pontiac resulted from the reckless
driving '


Labor Day

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Potter, 22, of Vernon, was
placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail. He
was. charged with fleeing/
attempting to elude and no valid
driver's license by Deputy Chris
Dixon.
Reportedly, the Parker Police
Department will be filing the same
charges., Further'charges may fol-
low, pending a Panama City Police
Department investigation. The
Florida Highway Patrol is also fil-
ing charges.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said, "This was the
first time the 'road spikes' had
been utilized. They were used very
successfully.. while they didn't
totally stop the suspect vehicle,
speeds were drastically reduced,
thus creating much safer condi-
tions."


A ready-to-fly radio-controlled
plane will be given to the lucky
winner on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Donations will be accepted at the
show until time for the drawing.
Lots of good food will be avail-
able, at reasonable prices at the
concession stand. They invite you
to bringjrour lawn chair and enjoy


hwtti the pilot entrance fees, go to a speta
pectacular flying exhibition
Support the Special Olympics.., ad plenty of good food.
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Frank Pate Park Stage
Theme: Contemporary Local Talent Emcee: Jerry Tabatt
9:00 a.m ... ..' .. Little Prince and Princess Competition
10:00 a.m. ........ .. ............ .. ... Buddy Hamm
10:30 a.m. ... ... .. .' North Port St. Joe Community Choir
12:00 noon ............ ........... .. ...... Greg W ood
1:00 p.m ............ ...... ............ ....Sandi Kight
2:00 p.m.. ..... . . ... Panama City Pipes and Drums
2:30 p.m .. ..:. ,anice Barr Santoni School of Highland Dance
,3:00 p.m. .. .. .. .. Mark York
3:30 p.m... ............. Xerxes "X" Love and Machell Love
4:00 p.m. ..... .........................Nick Comforter.
A:30 p.m .. ... ... Tisha Bell and Friends
Port St. Joe Marina Stage '' .
Theme: Up and Coming Stars Emcee: Jerry Tabatt
6:00 p.m. ............. ..... .. ........ Sandi Kight
8:00 p.m. ...... ............ Evie Hood


Gulf Pines/Marquis
Management Corp. Gulf's
LAirgest Private Employer
Figures recently released
show Gulf Pines Hospital and
Marquis Management Corpora-
.tion as currently being the largest
private employer in Gulf County.
In all, .the company staffs 132.
employees in Port St. Joe. and
Wewahitchka. All but 13 of those
are on the payroll full time.
The company has another 44
employees at clinics and offices in
Bay and Franklin counties.
'.Gulf Pines Hospital came
under ownership in 1987; at that
time the hospital had a mere 50
employees.
Hu Steeley, president and
CEO of Marquis, attributes the
growth to expansion of medical
.services, along with the opening
. of'four medical clinics and three
,home health agencies. Those
numbers again increased in 1994
when the company's corporate
headquarters moved from
'Orlando to Port St. Joe.
'Gulf Pines Hospital and
['l arquis Management Corpora-
tid n's monthly payroll is in excess
of $400 thousand dollars.
Steeley says his corporation
is proud to provide many of Gulf
County's residents with year-
round employment in the medical
prolessilon. He looks tothe future
for continued expansion to meet
the growing needs of Gulf and
Franklin County residents.

Lightning
Strikes, Causes

Forest Fire
Last Sunday, at approximate-
'l 3:30 in the afternoon, a bolt of
lightning struck' in the wooded
,.arpa east of.C30A, between Coun-
try Club Road and Treasure. Bay
Lodge, causing a fire that con-
sumed 120 acres.
More specifically, of the 120
'..acres affected, almost all of the
burned area was populated by
pine timber. Supervisor over the
containment efforts, Kenrny
Thomas, reports that the timber
mortality rate was around 80 per-
cent.
The Florida Division of
Forestry was alerted, committing
all Gulf Cdunty units, two Cal-
houn County units and one Bay
County unit to the emergency.
Since Sunday. the fire has been
contained and efforts are conUinu-
ally being made to extinguish "the
blaze and mop up.


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Lighthouse From Page 1
damage have either already been they will be through with thosi
replaced or will be as work pro- areas within a week.
gresses. Interior Stripped To Stud
All of the windows have been Walls
painstakingly removed, along The interior of the structure
with Lhe hardware and ballast, has been :stripped to the .'stud
They will be repaired and relur- walls as workers prepare to run
bished to original condition, then the electrical and do plumbing
reinstalled. Many of the pulleys work. Featuring 11 foot ceilings
used as part of the working mech- and the original stairway, much o
anism have already been sand- the character of the old quarter
blasted. primed. and painted tb can already be seen between thL
look and work like new. heart pine stud walls.
Workers were busy Monday The contractors are also cur
replacing the- porch 'deck ,and renfly in' the process of priming
building handicapped access and' painting the exterior of the
.ramps. Gunger, said he. expects building .


"It is my pleasure to once
again offer myself as a candidate
to represent the people of District
7 in the Florida House of
Representatives.
During my previous cam-
paigns, I had the opportunity to
meet and, talk with many resi-
dents throughout the district. I
listened to your concerns arid
suggestions,and promised to take
them with me to Tallahassee,to
become your 'voice' .in state gov-
ernment,
You and your everyday situa-
tion were foremost on ir\ mrid as
I worked hard to represent you in
-the state legislature


I am protid of the efforts I
made that benefitted: this district..
I. believe that I had, your support
then, and I ask for your support
now. I reaffirm my earlier promise
that I will serve as YOUR repre-
sentative; this office belongs 'to
the people. As "your representa-
tive, I will work for. you.
When I served you before, I
kept my promises and was avail-
able to you. I served you proudly
and tirelessly. Together, .we got
results!
It is my desi-e to work with
you, andfoi- you td bring an active
Voice and my own distinct style' of
representation to Tallahassee.",


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Frank Pate Park Stage
Theme: Christian Singers Emcee: James Howard`
1:00 p.m..... ................ .. ...... ..... Sissy Pippin
1:30 p.m. .. . ...... .... .. .....MaryLou Cumbe
2:00 p.m.. ...... ................... .... Jim Newton
2:30 p.m. ... .. ................... Methodist Men's Quartet
3:00 p.m. ; Methodist Ladies'.Choir
3:30 p.m. ......................... ..... ... Victory Voices
4:30 p.m. .................................. Glen Davis



Gulf Aviation Inc.

Open House and Annual Fly-In
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is scheduled for Saturday, September 4 1999
12:00 noon til ? (Sept. 5th = Rain Date)
Featuring:


*Aircraft Displays
* Aircraft Demonstrations
* Parachute Jumping


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Any one or any organization wanting to participate in
this event please call Betty or Kerry at 850 227-1232
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Gulf Coast Community College
Gulf/Franklin Center


The following


Welding Classes

Will be held at Port St. Joe High9 ,
School on September 13 December
10 from 2:15 6:15 (Monday -

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*All Butterick Patterns
*All Yarns


*AIl Fabrics
*All Craft Books


*All Sewing Notions
*All Craft Items


Special Hours For This Sale Only:
Friday & Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Times EDT
CLOSED SUNDAY

Interiors Etetera


YARD SALE!


Saturday, Sept.


on Clothes


4th, 10:00 a.m.


and gifts


Gifts Bridal Registry Home Decorations


HOURS: Tues. Sat., 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054


Pictured from left are Ralph Roberson and Greg Johnson, repre-
senting Gulf Coast Community College; Carla May, JSL president;
Paula Ramsey Pickett, sign coordinator; Jeri Ashcraft, financial
advisor to league; Sherry McDowell, accepting for the PSJ Girls'
Softball League; Sara Allen, Gulf County Senior CitiHens representa-
tive; and Trish Warriner, league treasurer.


Jr. Service League Contributions


John Moore Cindy Willis


Moore-Willis Final Plans


Final plans have been
announced for the wedding of
John Moore and Cindy Willis.
The wedding will be
Saturday, September 4th, at

DRA to Meet
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting Monday, September 13,
at 6:15 p.m., ET.
The meeting will be held. in
the Port St. Joe Fire Department's
conference room on Williams
Avenue in Port St. Joe.
All members are urged to
attend.

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


6:00 p.m., ET, at Cape Palms
Park (one mile past Cape Trading
Post).
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend. In case of
inclement weather, the wedding
-will take place at Oak Grove
Assembly of God.
A reception will immediately
follow.

Host Labor Day

Benefit Barbeque
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 forv$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.


The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe has had a very active
year. This organization of young
women has worked hard to raise
money for worthy organizations
arid individuals in the area.
In May, it awarded Krystal
Tharpe with a $500 scholarship
for college, based on her commit-
ment to volunteerism. The league
also endowed its scholarship
fund with $1,000 to ensure that
future high school recipients will
benefit from their volunteering
efforts.
The league has always taken
an interest in improving the edu-
cational opportunities of the
community. This year it complet-
ed their commitment to Gulf
Coast Community College's
Honors Plaza by giving the


Heather Lynn Brant
Look Who's One
Heather Lynn Brant turned
one on August 12..She celebrat-
ed her birthday August 14 with a
"Pooh" party.
The celebrauon took place at
the Highland View Fire
Department with a cookout, fol-
lowed by cake and ice cream.
Along with her Mom and Dad
was two special friends, Kayla
Lindsey and very special play
mate J.J. Ard. Other special
guests were her great-grandpar-
ents, Dolly and Ray Brant, Nana
Judy Clark, and Papa Russell
Clark, Nana Terry Royal,
Grandad Steve Brant, Aunt
Sherry, Aunt Cindy, Uncle
Jason, three close cousins, Matt,
Caitlin and Britney and many
more cousins and friends.


remaining, $4,000 of its $6,000
commitment.
The girls athletic program in
the community has alsp been a
focus for the league, so this year
members contributed $200 to
this program.
The continuing health and
welfare of the elderly has also
been important to the Port St.
. Joe Junior Service League and
with this in mind, it contributed
$250 to the Gulf County Senior
Citizens program.
The League would like to
thank everyone for their support
of its many projects and fund
raising efforts, Without your sup-
port they could not provide the
financial assistance needed to
help these organizations.


Thank You
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are very grateful to the
Wewahitchka Flathead Catfish
Committee for sponsoring this
event.
The senior citizens send spe-
cial thanks to the following peo-
ple that cleaned and dressed over
250 pounds of catfish for their
fish fry. Their collective efforts
raised over $400 for the
Wewahitchka Community Center
Renovation.
,They include Don Minchew.
Kathleen Liles, LL. Carmen
1'McClemore. Faye' Former,
SCharles and Ann Nunnery, Reba
Lucas, Donald Genza, Mary Lee
Pitts, Shawn Creole, Ken and
Debbie Sumner, Mitch Griffin,
Diana Rhames, Flora Blackmon,
Lyd Stokoe, Sally Gainous,
Martha Davis, Maureen Mitchell,
and Jacquelyn Schmidt.

A Special Thanks
A special thanks to Wayne
Mineko and the Troy Luebe fam-
ily for the wonderful 50th wed-
ding anniversary party they gave
and to all the friends and family
that attended along with the
cards, gifts and good wishes.
George and Arlene Luebe

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Community College.

St. Joseph Bay
Chapter ofAARP
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of AARP will open its 1999-2000
program with a meeting at the
senior center on Wednesday,
September 8th.
After the customary exercise
period at 12:30 and refresh-
ments, there will be a presenta-
tion on the new health center
and assisted living facility at
Beacon Hill. The information
source will be of interest to many
seniors in the area. The general
public are invited to attend.
Chapter member are
requested to bring finger foods
for the refreshment buffet.
Nominations for the new panel of
officers will be appreciated and
will be received at the meeting.

SJ Historical Society
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet at 3:00 p.m. on
Saturday,, September 11th, at the
Gulf County Library. All members
are asked to please attend.


She thanks all of the people:
who helped and believed in her
during the time she was in school,
saying "It was a long road, butlike
all things worth doing, it 'was
worth the wait.


Alyssa Nicole Redd

It's A Girl
Alyssa'Nicole Redd,was born
June 28 and weighed five pounds
and 11.8ounces.
She is the daughter of Jimmy
and Nina Redd and the grand
daughter of Jack and Elizabeth
Terry of Port St. Joe and Jim arid
Connie Redd of St. Joe Beach
and Randy Hall of Mobile,
Alabama.
Alyssa Is the great-grarid-
daughter of Wanda Davis. of
White City and the great-great-
granddaughter of Mary Holland
of Port St. Joe.


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Dance, Dance, Dance


The Optimist Club of Port St.
Joe will be sponsoring a dance
Saturday, September 4th, from
8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. ET at
the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe.


The league's new board of directors gathered recently for the New members of the Port St. Joe Jr. Service League include (1 to
above photo. They are, from left, Brooks Fleming, Paula Ramsey r) Dana Ingalls, Teri Palmer, De Ann Wilder, Brooks Fleming, Laura
Pickett, Donna Howze, Leisa Pickett, Carla May, Laura Ramsey, Hall Thomas, Joanne Flanagan. Also beginning service in the league
Paula Wood, and Trish Warriner. are Kim Nobles, Jennifer Mercuri, and Diane Peevy who were not
available for the photo.


Junior Service League of PSJisGrowing


The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe is proud. to announce
nine newimembers have joined its
organization. This year, Joanne
Flariagan, Brooks Fleming, Dana
INigalls, Jennifer Mercuri, Kim
S Nobles, Teri Palmer; Diane Peevy,
Laura Thomas, and De Ann
Wilder have Joined,,the, league.
Certainly with their, help, this
should be one of the best years for
the league.
b The league oalsoi has a new
board of directors to, lead .them
into the new millennium.The new
board consists of president and
public relations Carla May; presi-
dent-elect and Monumental Music


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co-chairperson Paula Wood;
recording secretary Laura
Ramsey; corresponding secretary
Donna Howze; treasurer and
newsletter Trish Warriner; new
coordinator Paula Ramsey
Pickett; : hospitality Brooks
Fleming; and Monumental Music
co-chairperson Laurel Riley.
This year the league has some
big ideas on how they can improve
, some events that have been so
successful in the past. They are
planning to have two Monumental
Music events; one in the fall and
one set for the spring. The dates
for these events will be released
soon so that everyone can put
them on their calendars.


This year's New Year Eve Gala
will be the best yet. The league is
planning to have a great band so
you can dance all night, and fan-
tastic food that you won't soon
forget!
Make plans now to. be at the
party of the century, when they
usher in the new millennium at
this year's gala!


Greater Panama
City Doll Club
8th Annual Doll
Show and Sale
The Greater Panama City Doll
*Club's 8th annual doll "Show &
Sale" is to be held on Saturday,
September 18, beginning at 10:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Featured at the event will be
dolls of all ages, teddy bears, toys
raffles, door prizes, and treasures
old and newly .
The "Show & Sale" will be
held at Holiday Inn Select; Mall
Room; 2001 North Cove Boule-
vard, in Panama City (easy access
on' Hwy. 77 across from the Pana-
ma City Mall).
Admission is $3.00 for adults,
children 12 and under get in free.
Cynthia Orgeron, Certified
Doll Appraiser, will be available to
appraise up to two dolls per per-
son at a fee of $1.00 per doll.
Proceeds of the shpw will, be
donated to the "Salvage Santa",
The McElvey Home for Abused
Children, and St. Andrew Elemen-
,,tary School.' ,,,, ,., ,
For more information or deal-
er contract, call Marty Martini at
(850) 763-6330, or Jean Hoskins
at (850) 785-7936.

Thank You
The United Steelworkers of
America, Local Union 14963,
would like to say thank you to
the local unions, merchants and
members of the community for
their support, donations of food
and money during their two and
one half week strike.


Breast-Feeding
r training and
Support Group
The Breast-Feeding Training
and Support Group will meet the
'first Monday of each month, (if
holiday falls on first Monday,
meeting will be first Tuesday)
from 6:30 until 7:00 p.m., ET, for
.educational training and 7:00
until 8:00 p.m. for support'
group/Q & A at First Presbyter-
ian Church, located at 508 16th
Street in Port St. Joe.
'*" in Wewahitchka, they will
'fieet on the second Monday of
'each month, (If holiday falls on
second Monday, meeting will be
second Tuesday) from 6:30 until
7:00 p.m., CT, for educational
training and 7:00 until 8:00
p.m., CT, for support group/Q &
A at the First United Methodist
:,'Church on Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka.
These meetings will be held
on a monthly basis. For further
information, please call: Jill
Jones at 227-1276 extension
126.
Gulf Srs. to Host
A Big Yard Sale
i The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a yard
sale on Saturday. September
I lth. from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m. Anyone who is interested in
renting a table for 810.00 is asked
to call 229-8466 to reserve one or
mniore.
" The senior citizens are in need
of donations to raise funds to
meet the local cash required for
the 1999 budget. The seniors ask
the community to donate any
items that they no longer use that
someone else could use.
Please call 229-8466 for more
information.


A donation of $3 will be
accepted at the door.; Special
entertainment will be provided by
Hamp Terry and George:Borden.
All school age children are
invited to attend.


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Ballet, Baton, and Cheerleading classes are
being held each Monday at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Building (120 Library Drive),
which began Monday, August 30 for ages .5 and
up: Classes will continue through the month of
February and conclude with our annual recital.


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Mexico Beach Has More Plans for Summer


As the summer season begins
to slow down a bit in late August,
the tourism industry in Mexico
Beach retains a bright outlook for
its late summer and early fall
months.


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INDItA
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Following a slight (2.2%) June
1999. increase in Bed Tax
Revenues over those of June
1998, July 1999 collection figures
came in at an astounding 14.4%
increase over last year's July fig-


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summer traffic in years past.
The weekend of October 16th,
the Florida B.A.S.S. Chapter
Federation will host their National
bass finals in Gulf County at the
Intracoastal Waterway. Over 200
fishermen are anticipated in the
tournament, with many of them
plus their families lodging in
1 Mexico Beach. The MBCDC is
. cosponsoring a BBQ for the group
Saturday,
October 23rd, Special Events
for Mexico Beach, Inc., funded by
the MBCDC, will host numerous
fine artists at the first annual
Mexico Beach Fall Festival .of the
Arts.
The event, to be coordinated
in conjunction with a fine wine
tasting, is hoped to attract a large
number of visitors during this
usually slower period of the year,
More special, events(are scheduled
for December.
Events, however, aren't the


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only means of attracting more vis-
itors to Mexico Beach. After inter-
viewing many of this summer's
visitors and business people,
Minnesota-based writer, Sherri
Hildebrandt submitted her fea-
ture article to her hometown
paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The travel piece hit with a bang in
the August 29th, Sunday edition.
"The phone calls and e-mail
are pouring in," says Howard who
interviewed with Hildebrandt ear-


lier this summer and again this,
past week. "An 'organization our
size just can't buy that much pub-
licity," he adds.
Monthly survey reports are:
showing that accommodations in
Mexico Beach maintained strong
occupancy rate in August (each
motel was almost entirely booked
during the weekends). The sum-
mer vacations may be slowing
down, but they ,certainly haven't
been put to rest in Mexico Beach.


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ures. Total collections to date for
the fiscal year stand at $106,414,
Year to date, month to month col-
lections for 1999 lead those of
1998 by an average of 10.48%.
"So far our efforts are paying
off well, says J. Patrick Howard,.
President/CEO of the Mexicq
Beach Community DevelopmenL
Council, Inc. (MBCDC). c
Howard goes on to say that
strategies are currently being
designed to address building visi.
tor traffic during the slower shoul-
der months when the businesses.
need help the most.
It would appear that the plan,
are already underway, with the
tremendous success of the Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef Association's
third annual Kingfishi
Tournament drawing in 108
entries and approximately 1,000
additional visitors to Mexico
Beach on a weekend which histor-
ically has been the first lull in

Our Readers _
Write

Letters to the
With Sadness
Dear Editor:
It is with much sadness that,
I learned that Scott Gowan will,
not be teaching or coaching at
the high school this year. Scott
has taught all three ,of my chil-
dren (that alone should get him a.
trophy) throughout the past1
years. :-
He has led our track team to:
six state championships and,
encouraged many a youngster,
along the way. I have watched
him year after year following hi -'
runners in that old beat-up red*
truck of his.
I was present one afternoon *
while Scott was in the store and
two boys were waiting for him in:
the truck. Smoke started pouring
from the engine of the truck and
the two runners took off running'
before the truck exploded.
I yelled to him, "Coach,, I
think the boys are running for
their lives," and out across the
parking lot they went. He had to
convince the boys, that all was,
okay before they got back into
the ole truck. I will, miss tseeingii
him and that old red truck.
I will also miss sharing
brownies at the middle school

Compliment Friends
Dear Sir:
While I regret the occurrence
of a strike at my company, I
would like to compliment the offi-
cers and members of Local
14963 of the United Steelworkers L.
for the gentlemanly and lawful
manner in which it was conduct-
ed
They are friends and co-,
workers!
Sincerely.
Bruce Parker.

Good Samaritans
-Dear Editor:
What a good samaritan your
community has in Dr. James,:
Campbell. DDS MS. and his love-
ly staff
Last month, while vacation-
ing on St. George Island, myV
daughter bent her braces and
was in terrible pain. Dr.
Campbell and his staff were kind ,.
enough to see her and fix her
braces (no charge) and save our.
vacation.
Thank you once again for
your gracious hospitality!
Regina & Cassandra
Zamboli ,


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parties with him, he had an eye
for picking the best ones. Coach,
Gowan never took a vacation
from track; during the months of
June and July he ran summer
track. Children and adults of all
ages ran relay races.
I especially liked: this.
Although I never ran, I would
always go and be a cheerleader
for those who did run. I would
show -up in my antique track
shirt and yell until [ could hardly
talk.
I asked Scott one time if he
got paid to do the summer track
and he told me, "No, I just love to
do it." Ribbons and medals were
given out during the track meet,
and I wish everyone could have,
seen the faces on those children.,
I am sure that we will have future
track stars come out of that
group.
It was a tough summer for
Coach Gowan; he lost his best
friend when his dad died sudden-
ly, and I know that his decision
to leave was a hard one. His dad
was very proud of Scott's accom-
plishments at Pqrt St. Joe High
and heloved the team. He kept
every, one or athe -team's. track
shirts in his closet. He even
designed the "Tic,-Tac-Joe" shirt.
. We, mourn your loss with you.
Scott called me right before
he left ,and asked me to let the
guys and the children at summer
track know that he loved them,
and that' he would miss them.
"Keep an eye out on my boys," he
said.
As a cpach, he 'went above
and beyond the call of duty; as a
teacher he, was caring; and as a
friend . he was just that, a
friend.
Good luck, Coach 'Gowan. 1
know that you will do great up in
Tallahassee. For old times,
maybe you, could drive that,, old
red truck, around town some-
times. I'd end this letter by telling
the guys that you love them. but
. they already know it coach.
Traci Gaddis









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999 PAGE 7A


Assistance- from Page 1


for a variety of occupations cur-
rently in demand. The funding is
being provided under the Job
Training Partnership Act's
Dislocated Workers Program.
"I am thrilled that I could help
secure some relief for the folks in
my district who lost their jobs due
to the shutdown of Florida Coast
Paper Company," said Congress-
man Boyd.
"While we all. would prefer to
see the mill in operation and pro-
viding jobs for the hard working


Republican Party"
Caucus Update
The Gulf County Republican
Party held its caucus last month
selecting delegates for the Florida
Victory 2000 convention to be
' held October 8-9 in, Orlando.
Those who will be attending are
Le and Ronnie Downer and Dr.
Jprge San Pedro, the three mem-
bers of the state executive com-
mittee. The at-large delegates are
David Langston and Gary Ross.
SIn other business, the
Republican committee unani-
mously elected David Langston
as the chairman for precinct 8. A
Pbrt St. Joe native, 'Langston has
recently returned after living in
central Florida. He is a strong
Republican supporter and is
dedicated to the success of the
Florida GOP.
Though there will be no
September meeting, the Gulf
County Republican Party will
meet on Mondty, October 4, at
7t30 p.m. in the meeting room at
the Port St, Joe Public Library.
Ttie last meeting of the year will
be on November .1st, which will
be the perfect time to welcome
bjek to Gulf County, our
Republican winter residents.
: If you have any questions or
would like to get involved in the
local Republican Party, please
call Lee Downer at 648-8874.


Annual Noma
Community
R 1uni0n Notice
The annual Noma Commu-
nity Reunion will be held in the
*a town hall building on Saturday,
September 4th. The town hall will
open at 10:00 a.m and lunch will.
be served at 12:00 noon.
All past and present residents
and their I'nends are cordially
invited to attend. People planning
to attend are asked to bring a
well-filled basket of their favorite
dishes. Also. please bring tea,, if
that is the beverage you prefer.,
Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates, and
eating utensils will be furnished.
This gathering, held on the
Saturday before, Labor Day,
strengthens the b6nds of friend-
ship arid lets those attending
relive memories of the past, renew
ties with the land that once nour-
ished them and walk among the
graves of their dear departed
kinsmen.
Anyone desiring additional
information is 'urged to contact
Bill Williams at (850) 547-3062 or
Write to him at Route 2 Box 48B,
Zaryville, FL 32427.


Volunteers Needed
For Coastal Clean-up
ion St. Vincent Island
Florida Coastal Clean-Up is
Scheduled' for Saturday,
'September 18. St. Vincent Island
1wily again-be one of the clean-up
-sites in Franklin County.
* ,Volunteers who participate in the
clean-up of St. Vincent Island's
,beach will be given a tour of the
'island after the clean-up.
Because of limited space,
rreservation-, are required.
volunteers interested in partic-
'ipating can contact St. Vincent
iNational Wildlife Refuge, P. O.
Box 447, Apalachicola, FL 32329
1cr call (850) 653-8808.
Their mission is working
with others to conserve, protect,
dnd enhance fish, wildlife, and
4illants and their habitats for the
'continuing' benefit of 'the
'American people. '




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Attorney Recognized
The Million Dollar Advocates
Forum is pleased to, announce
that attorney Marcus .J. Michles,
II of Pensacola has been 'certified
as a member. Membership is lim-
ited to .trial lawyers who have
%demonstrated exceptional skill,
experience and:, excellence In
advocacy by achieving a verdict or


employees of Florida Coast, these
federal funds will help ease the
pain and assist some of these dis-
located workers to move on to
other occupations. Gulf County
and the surrounding areas have
faced some hard knocks this last
year, and the local residents have
been standing tough through it
all.' i am glad that we can lend
them a helping hand," added
Boyd.
Kim Shoemaker, Executive
Director of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board,


settlement in the amount of one
million dollars or more.,
There are approximately
1,500 members throughout the
U.S. representing the most presti-
gious group of trial lawyers in the-
country.
Michles is a graduate of
Stetson University School of Law
and specializes in personal injury,
medical malpractice and wrongful
death matters.


GCCC Correctional Offering Free
Officers Course Offered Jazzercise Classes


The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will conduct a
full-time Correctional Officer
Basic "Standards course at the
academy facility at the Gulf/
Franklin Center, beginning
Monday, September 13, at 8 a.m.
(ET).
This course will meet four
nights a week, four hours a night,
for approximately 10 months.
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards is required in order to
be eligible for. the Florida
Certification Examination for
Correctional Officers.
'This course requires advance
application, as well as a written
entrance test.
For additional information,
please contact Lorne Brboks or
Jackie Vaughn on the main cam-
pus at (850) 747-3233, Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. (CT) or call Bart Furey or
Brenda Burkett at the Gulf/
Franklin Center at (850) 227-
9670, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).


Through the end of Septem-
ber, you can try a week of Jazzer-
cise for free. Classes are held at
Curves on Williams Avenue in
Port St. Joe each Tuesday at 7:00
p.m., Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., and
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (all times
eastern).
Each class lasts one hour and
includes warm-up, aerobics, ton-
ing, firming and stretching.
Jazzercise is. the fun way to fit-
ness and fits everybody; all ages,
all sizes.
Work out at your own pace to
the best tunes; top 40's, country,
pop, R&B, and much more. The
class is led by Lindy Harrison who
has been a certified Jazzercise
instructor for eight years.
Jazzercise is international
and the number one fitness pro-
gram in the world. Every instruc-
tor is certified in CPR and physi-
ology.
Everyone is invited to enjoy a
safe and effective work-out and
you can try it for a week free. For
more information, please call
648-9458.


J. J. C. Initiating

SiMentoring Pro am L


The Gulf County Youth
"Accountability Program created
by the Juvenile Justice Council
is initiating a mentoring program
to match a responsible adult,
one-on-one,- with an at-risk
:youth. A mentor can make a big
difference in the life of a youth.
They impact, lives. Many of
our youth have a greater need for
role models than for critics.
Mentors can be extremely effec-
tive sources to motivate -at-risk
youth from participating in delin-
quent activities.
SMentors will meet with their
assigned youth several hours per
week to provide support. encour-
agemerit, .and guidance in prob-.
lem solving, self esteem, learning
to help himself/herself, set per-
sonal goals, achieve better inter-


action with family, peers and
persons in authority and to prac-
tice good citizenship.
SAll of our youth need caring
adults in their lives and mentor-
ing is one way to fill this need for
these at risk children.-They are
now recruiting volunteers .to
work with these youth, to serve
as a role model, a trusted friend,
listener, coach and tutor.
The Youth Accountability
Program operates in conjunction
with other youth based programs
such as teen pregnancy, domes-
tic violence, and the state wide
tobacco program.
Wouldn't you like to make a
difference in, the life of a Gulf
County youth? For more infor-
mation on the program contact
Sharon Tillis at 648-8251.


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stated, 'These new dollars allow
us to extend unemployment bene-
fits'for a year while the workers
complete job training programs.
We have approximately 120.
enrolled at Gulf Coast Community
College and 85 at Tom P. Haney
Technical Center. We applied for
the National Reserve Grant about
six weeks ago, and are certainly
happy to hear that we'll get the
funds."
Persons interested in this
project can contact board staff at
(850) 913-3285 or 1-800-31'1-
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Gulf/Franklin
Center Offering
"Mini-Courses"
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. ,1
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.
*Thursdays-Nov. 11 to Dec. 16
6:30-9:15 p.m.
Internet, Level 1
*Thursdays-Oct. 7 to Nov. 4
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.,
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(Sheriff's Beat)

RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ..
Tuesday, August 24th-
Veronica Pickron, 25, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, two counts of fail-
ure to appear (Re: trespassing
and battery); Eric Webb, 19, B/M,
of Port St. Joe, Violation of
community control (Re: Bay
County possession -of cocaine
charge); and Demetrice Bailey,
31, B/M, of Port St. Joe, seven
counts of the sale of cocaine.
Wednesday, August 25th-
Charles Smith, 45, B/M, of Port
SSt. Joe, four counts of the sale of
cocaine; James Lewis, Jr., 18,
W/M, of Port St. Joe, failure to
appear (Re: violation of driver's
license restrictions); Monica
Wood, 23, W/F, of Wewahitchka,
driving while license suspended
or revoked; Donya Leach, 33,
W/F, of Apalachicola, failure to
appear (Re: Bay County charge of
$, driving while license suspended
or revoked) and criminal mischief;
and Eric I. Gray, 21, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, battery and }tres-
passing.
Friday, August 27th-Jerry
Gates, 55, W/M, of Wewahitchka,
trespassing, criminal mischief,
and petit theft; Jamail Fenn, 22,
B/M, of Port St. Joe, failure to,
pay fine (driving while license
suspended or revoked); Jessica
Jamerson, 18, W/F, of Wewa-
hitchka, battery; and Mary Ann
Jamerson, 38, W/F, of Wewa-
hitchka, battery.


(PSJPD Report)
MULTIPLE CHARGES STEM
FROM TEMPORARY GETAWAY
Vickie Ann Layfield, 34, of
Panama City, was charged by Port
St. Joe Police Department Officer
Glenn Norris with burglary of an
unoccupied structure, grand theft
-auto, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, and leaving
the scene of an accident with


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property damage.
Layfield had escaped from the
Gulf County Jail on August 21st,
during which time she made her
way to the St. Joe Timberland
Company/Woodlands Division.
Layfleld stole a truck from this
location and drove it through a,
metal gate in making good her
escape.
The stolen vehicle was recov-
ered in Calhoun County by the
Sheriffs Office. Layfield was
located and arrested in Bay
County.
ASSAULT WARRANT EXECUTED
Jermaine T. Fedd, 24, of
Apalachicola, was arrested on
Monday, August 30th, by Officer
James Stephens on an active war-
rant for aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon. Fedd was taken
into custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
SPEEDING WITHOUT A LICENSE
Davina Y. Jenkins, 19, of Fort
Walton Beach, was arrested on
Tuesday, August 31st, by
Sergeant Butch Arendt for driving
while her license was suspended
or revoked.
Sergeant Arendt observed
Jenkins' vehicle traveling 59
m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. speed zone
and initiated a traffic stop.
Further investigation revealed
that Jenkins was driving a vehicle
with a suspended license.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE
FOLKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is looking for the fol-
lowing individuals on active war-
rants for their arrest:
*William Lee Penamon, date
of birth July 20, 1974;
%*Willie Jenkins, date of birth
October 22, 1968;
'*Wayne Rhodes, date of birth
March 23, 1968;
*Angelia Williams, date of
birth March 30, 1969;.
*Vince Riley, date of birth
September 10, 1963;
*Marvin Clenny, date of birth
December 25, .1927; and
*Willie Quinn, date of birth
September 5, 1.955.
Anyone with information in
regard to their location, is asked
to please contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department at 229-8265 or
the COPS Hotline at 229-2677.


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With the opening of the new
marina in Port St. Joe, boating in
the area will take on new growth
and with it greater need for boat-
ing safety, a specialty of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary.
This premier boating group
was formed in 1939 and has
been helping the boating com-
munity ever since.
Flotilla 16 of Panama City
has seen the need of an auxiliary
flotilla in the area for several
years and began recruiting at


Mexico Beach. However, with the
increased interest in boating in
'ort St. Joe, local boaters and
others interested in promoting
safety on the water and marine
protection, may be interested in
forming a, flotilla here.
George Fortunas, of Flotilla
16. and a resident of Port St. Joe,
is available to help boaters qual-
ify and join Flotilla 16 with the
eventual goal of having Port St.
Joe's own unit of this nationally
recognized boating organization.


Boating Safely Class


Flotilla 19 of the U.S. Coast
G, Gard Auxiliary is offering its new
one-day Boating Safely Class to
the public on Saturday, Septem-
ber 25th. The class will begin at
10:00 a.m. with an examination
around 5 p.m., (eastern time). A
lunch break is scheduled.
The class will be taught at the
new Port St. Joe Marina. Students
can register by 9:30 a.m.
Available space limits the class
size to 25 students.
A certificate and wallet sized


Rifle Club Meeting
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
Thursday evening, September
2nd, starting at 6:30. More mem-
bers need to take an active role in
the operation and maintenance
:of the range. Items to be dis-
cussed are trailer repairs and
improvements to the range.
The club will hold two sepa-
rate rifle matches, a .22 RF
metallic silhouette match and a
hi-power metallic silhouette
match, on Saturday morning,
September 4th. Both matches
will start at 9:00 and will be shot
simultaneously. There has been
very good participation in these
matches and all rifle shooters are
invited to go out and see how
many steel targets you can topple
.off their stands..
The .22 rimfire match, will
consist of 40 shots fired at metal
targets placed at 40, 60, 75, and
100 yards from the firing line.
Ten shots will be fired at each
distance and the target must be
toppled from the stand to count
as a hit.
The hi-power match will con-
sist of 20 shots with five shots
fired at metal chickens placed at
200 yards and five shots each at
metal pigs, turkeys, and rams
placed at 300 yards. In both
matches all shots are fired while
in the standing position.
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly PPC and
FPOA bullseye pistol matches.
The PPC match was won by
Bobby Gay with a score of 534.
Houston Whitfield was second
with 486 and John Fadio was
third with 428. The match had
eight shooters.
The FPOA bullseye match
had 10 shooters with Gay win-
ning the match, with a score of
563-ix, Calvin Dean was second
with 556-Ix, and Ralph Roberts
was third with 521-5x.


Welding Classes
The Gulf Coast Community
College/Gulf/Franklin Center will
be holding the following welding
classes at the Port St. Joe High
School on September 13 through
December 10, from 2:15 until
6:15 p.m. (Monday through
Friday) with the registration at the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
These classes are: PMT
0122/Shielded Metal Arch
Welding-125 hours and
PMT0124/Welding, Advanced-
125 hours.
Registsration is open now for
these courses.


,,card will be provided to all who
pass the exam. The wallet card
and any photo ID are adequate for'
Florida state law that requires
photo ID license for anyone under
the age of 19 operating a boat of
10 horsepower or more.
This course is approved by
the National Association of State
Boating Law Administration and
recognized by the U.S. Coast
Guard. This course can result in,
reduced boat insurance premi-
ums from most compaines.
The cost of materials for the
class is $15 for the textbook. Cost'
for the instruction is free. :
Call Jackie or Richard Hance,
manager of Port St. Joe Marina at:.
227-9393 for reservations. We,;'
look forward to seeing you on
Saturday, September 25th, at
9:30 a.m. (eastern time).

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The St.. Joseph Humane'
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like this little guy who needs a
good, loving home.
Pets not only need owners
who will love and take care of
them but they also contribute a
great deal to the home with their
loyalty, love, and warmth.
The following are the animals-
the Human'e Society has to offer:
Female Chow and puppy; one
black female chow puppy, two
and one half to three months old;
three large full blooded chows,
'two black and one red; one full
blooded red. bulldog; one male
mixed bulldog: one full blooded
white enilish bulldog. one red,
male, full blooded cocker spaniel';
one female mixed cocker spaniel
with two puppies; 45 dogs and 15
puppies; four large cats and 11
kittens.


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

We are currently accept-
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1999-2000 school year.

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

To receive an application
by. mail, please contact
Vince Addison at the fol-
lowing telephone number
if you have any questions
(850) 639-50s0, ext. 13.


Interested boaters should
call George at 229-6274.

Fishing Report
Best Fishing From Mexico
Beach for September ...
'August is usually slow
because of hot weather, but this
year the, only thing slow has been
kings, and they will come on fast
right after. Labor Day when the
water starts to cool down. For the
present. fish for kings in 80 feetor
deeper water.
; .In the meantime, the red
snapper. black snapper, trigger
fish and even grouper have start-'
ed easing back inshore onto the
reef balls and wrecks.
September will see a big
change in all fishing for the better.
,Don't forget the closure on red
snapper in federal waters as of
midnight August 28th. The state
(put to nine miles) is going to
allow two snapper per person, but
they must be 18 inches or longer.
This is the time of year to be
especially watchful of the weather
on the boat or even on the beach.
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MEDITATIONS OF A










TIE BIBLE is the truest utterance that ever
Same by alphabetic letters from the soul of
man, through which, as through a window divinely
opened, allmen can lookinto the stillnessofeternity, and
discern in glimpses their far-distant, long-forgotten
home." (Quoted from one of Thomas Carlyle, the great 18th cen-
tury writer's books).
Patrick Henry said, "The Bible is worth more than all
other bookswhich have ever been printed."
Untold numbers of the historic world's greatest and
mostfamous menhavemade similarstatements through
the ages. The Bible is different than any other book. It is
the only book that has, from the beginning, been accept-
ed as the very "Word of God." It was written by different
hands over a period of thousands of years, yet it is One
Book. Every part of the book compliments every other
part of the book.
Powerful men through history, have launched at-
tacks upon The Bible, trying to destroy it. Instead of de-
stroying the Bible, it is the mostwidely circulated book in
theworld. It has for all it's centuries ofexistence, enjoyed
the position of best seller of all other books.
The Old Testament is the story of a nation, which
would eventuslpy deliver a Christ and Saviour,
The New Testament is the story of the advent of that
Saviour, and His sacrificial offering for the sins of the
whole world.
Jesus brought the world a New Covenant made by,
God with His people. No longer must mankind depend
upon The Law to find favor with God. We can approach
Him through His Grace and Love, brought to uis by His
Son, Jesus, the Christ.
"By Graceyouaresaved, throughFAITH; and thatnot
of yourselue: It is the GIFTof God: Not of works, lest any
shouldboast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) "Whosoever believes that
Jesus is The Christ, is Born of Cod." John 5: 1)
In our own strength, we cannot do enough works to
please God. But when we are born of God, we are able,
with the help of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in our heart,
to see and understand what He wants of us. As a
Christian, we sincerely want to do His will, not our own.





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY,
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue )


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


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


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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
h- e CHURCH
1), I.-1 Sixteenth Street /
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. '
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
eSunday School
*Young Children
eNursery Available
Pastor Rev.J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd


SFirstBaptistCf'urch
1 102 THIRD STREET* PORT ST. JOE
A1 Allen Welborn Buddy Caoswell
Pastor Miniser of Music & Youth
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 am
Worship Service ...... .. ........ 11:00 am
|Disciple Training ..... .........6:00 pm
EveningWorship ........ ..... ..... 7:00 pm
< TWednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


The late Peggy Gentry,
Flip, and Megan
Sincere Thanks
From the Peggy
Gentry Family
Our family,wishes to express
our sincere gratitude for all of the
expressions of sympathy extended
to us after Peggy's passing.
Peggy was diagnosed with
metastatic lung cancer in April of
this year. She went through
surgery to completely remove the
right lung and radiation treat-
ments to reduce the size, of two
brain tumors as the cancer
spread to that area of her body
shortly after she was originally
diagnosed. In July 1999, the doc-
tors found that yet again the can-
cer had spread, 'this time to the
left side of her chest and she was
only given a very short time to
live. On August 1j8, 1999 :she
passed away.
From the time her cancer was
diagnosed till the time of* her
death, the good people of Port St.
Joe have rallied around our fami-
ly. This not only became a tragedy
for our Immediate family, but a
-tragedy for our community as
well. Churches and individuals of
all sorts came to our aid and the
kindness and generosity we were
shown has surely 'touched 'our
hearts. The calls, cards, food,
flowers, visits, and monetary
donations made on our behalf
during her illness and after her
death were such a comfort and
blessing to us. We feel very fortu-
nate tobe a part of such a loving
community. .
We wish to extend special
thanks to Beach Baptist Chapel,
Ard's Florist, Irene Acree and
friends, First Church of the
Nazarene, Gulf County Mosquito
Control and' Southerland Funeral
Home for all of the special gifts we
received from you.. We appreciate

Southern Gospel
Concert On Sept. 11
The, Son-Shine Gospel
Singers Assodiation will be spon-
soring a southern gospel Concert
at the Wewa Community Center
in Wewahitchka on Saturday,
SSeptember 11, at 6:00 p.m.. CT.
Featured groups are Pure
Harmony., Maejene Ewing.
Sonshine Harmony Boys. The
Flowers, and Carlton and Janice.
Everyone Is welcome.;
Admission is free, however a love'
offering will be taken.


you so very much.
Thank you from the bottom of
our hearts for the love and sup-
port you've shown to our family.
We are grateful to you alll
Sincerely,
The Peggy Gentry Family

HV Baptist
Homecoming
The Highland View Baptist
Church will be celebrating its
20th Annual Homecoming on
September 12. Morning services
will begin at 10:30 a.m., ET, with
Jud Waldrop, pastor of the
church, bringing the morning
message. A covered dish lunch
will be served in the church fel-
lowship hall following the service.
Craig Pippin and Destiny will
lead the afternoon music service
beginning at 1:30 p.m.
All friends, former pastors,
and members are cordially invit-
ed to attend. A nursery will be
'provided for babies and children
through the age of three years.

Victory Temple's
Annual Women's Day
The pastor and members of
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church invite you to
attend their Women's Day
Celebration on Sunday,
September 12th at 11:30 a.m.
The morning service guest'
speaker will be Pastor Willie Mae
Mason of Amazing Grace
Apostolic .Church, and at 6:30
p.m. the guest speaker will be
Evangelist Betty J. Haynie, pas-
tor of South Capitol Church of
God in Tallahassee accompanied
by the choir.

FUMC Chicken BBQ
The men of First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe
will be having'their chicken bar-
beque. on September 10th, from
4:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall.
For tickets call Ed Creamer
at 647-5427. For an order of
seven or more, delivery is avail-
able. All tickets at $5.00 each.

Graceville's 19th
Harvest Day Festival
The 19th Annual Graceville
Harvest Day Festival will be held
on Saturday, 'September 25th, on
the grounds of Factory Stores of
'America Outlet Mall in
Graceville.
A parade will begin at 9:00
a.m. and festivities will kick off
immediately following the
parade. Food and craft booths
will be on hand as well as lots of
fun and games for the kids.
Southern gospel groups The
Gann Brothers and Resting Place
will be performing along with the
contemporary Christian group
Prodigal and the 98th Army
Band.
If you, your church, or orga-
nization would like to rent a
booth call the Graceville Area
Chamber of Commerce at 850-.
263-4289. Parade slots are also
available.

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FAITH TI^LE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-'6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
t 'J Sunday School ........ ... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service . .. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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

(850) 227-1724


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


Robert E. Dou ns, Jr.
Ch.itr Di,'rcror
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Diana Sealey
Touth & Children's Director


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:. Outdoors in the

Panhandle
by Gene Childs
Florinda Outdoor writerss .Association


The very good news this week
is that the red tide seems to have
run its course and our waters are,
beginning the healing process. Red
tides are ,a natural occurrence in:
our Gulf waters, and even though
its effects are briefly devastating,
red tides play an important role in
nature.


Reports of excellent bream,
fishing have come in from 'the
Dead Lakes area. Bream up 'to
,three pounds are being caught on
wigglers. Lake Seminole's sun-
shine and hybrid bass are on the
'lite early and late in the day.
Points of sandbars are where the
.sunshines congregate.
Mexico Beach was the site for
"the MBARA's 3rd Annual Kingfish
Tournament this'-past ;,weekend.,
.One hundred eightboats with over
400 anglers vied for$5,.000 in cash
prizes.- Mac King on the Capt.
'Hook took the, $2,500 first' prize
with a 34,97 pound .lgfish.
The $1,500. second place
check was presefited to Robert
McCoy on the Real-McCoy for his
28.42 pound fish. Jerry Combs on
The Lucky Strike took the $750
third place prize. .4ndy Weeks on
the Salt Shaker took the $250
Spanish division. The $750 wahoo
prize belonged to, Bobby and


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WHS Booster

Membership Drive
l Continues Upward
S The Wewahitchka Hight
School Gator Booster Club is con-
tinuing its efforts -in recruiting
new members for the 1999-2000
school year. This booster club will
...be working with all of the various
sport programs at WHS, assisting
I them in any way possiblee Allf
interested persons are urged to
join this local club.' "
'The club is offering various
types of membership this year
ranging from the "Gator 100"
"Club to business and individual
memberships. The Gator Booster
S-Club would like ;to thank all of
those who have joined this year.
j '.and again extend hto everyone, an
invitation to join the,;club.
The following persons have
joined the "Gator 100" Club, mak-
--ing a donation of $100 or greater:
Larry Carter, Bruce and Carolyn
Husband, Bill and Pam Sumner,
David C..Gaskirn, Andy and..Susan
? Thomas, RalphI and Martha Rish,
SHenry and Linda Alford, John and-
Diane Kerrigan, and Brian
Cox/Cox Transmissions.
J Also members are: Daniel and
Tunnie Miller, Jerry and Sharon
Gaskin, Billy and Jan, Traylor,
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Cheshire Trawick on the Chest
Cat for their 38.84 pound fish.
Anglers were treated to a f
fish fry and BBQ dinner t
evening at the Hidden Lag,
Restaurant prior to the awa
ceremony. Live music and dr
ings for door prizes under a
moon made for an enjoyable en
the biggest tournament in Me-
Beach history.
A seafood -gumbo contest'
held in conjunction with the to
ney and the' grand winner I
Lewis took a $250 prize for
crab gumbo;
The weigh-in station for
tournament evidenced what
biting this week. Spanish seer
to be everywhere. Kings were th
but were holding in deeper wa
.A mixed bag 'of grouper, snap:
tuna, and several a.mberja
delighted., the .crowds, at Ca
Park.
With the red tide abating, f
ing should continue to imprc
This is good news for the Port
Joe Marina tournament this La
' Day weekend. This Slam Tour
.is in conjunction with the Sca
Festival held at Frank Pate Par]
St. Joe. Fish and boat safely
the holiday.


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young team, the JV played great
with an outstanding job of selling
and serving by Leslie White and
.Lisa Curry. -
Both the :.varsity and junior
varsity will be in action Tuesday,
September 7, against Liberty
County in "The Dome." Game
times are 5:00 and 6:00 ET. :
Go out and support. Lady
Shark volleyball., :

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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9899-24 :
The'Board ('1 Cl.:jr,r, '-.:.:.rnTi ,r.eri .1 Gulfi
'County. Florida, 'ill rec'i' c zeil ji. ,l iriii, any
person. company, or corporation interested in pro-
viding to Gulf County the following:
(4) passenger type vans (1997 or newer)
Vans should accommodate 12-15 pas-
sengers and should be rated for passen-
ger use. ', '
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf,
County Clerk's Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd.. Port St. Joe, Fl.:.na j32-1.t M.1-F 9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., E.D.T. (5'.0: 29 61 i2
Delivery date must bespecifled ."'
Liquidated damages for failure to delhl.r unit
on specified date will be seteat $50.00 per day.
Please Indicate o4 the envelope that this Is a
SCAL E BID, the BID NUMEk and what the BID
Bids will be ,rr:ei ed unul '' .i c loI:ck p.m.,
E.D.T. September i99' t- m.e Officc *:1 the''
Clerk o( Circuit '.:.u.i Cull :.Cunr, CourUr-ouse.
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The Board reserves the right to reject any
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Tommy Knox. Chairman
/s/Benny C. Lister, Clerk .
2tc, September 2 & 9, 1999.


1999 WHS GATORS-Kneeling in front (1 to r) are cheerleaders Heather Vertrees, Kim Gaskin, Ashley Padgett, Krystal Hendricks,
Roxann Adkins, Joni Whittington, Dawn Gortman, Stephanie Alderman, Nicole Williamson, Ashley Berens, and Cerrelle Hanes.
Kneeling in center are Coach Charles Fortner, Chris Nelson, James Destifino, David Ortiz, Chris White, Stevie Price, Joe Green,
Justin Miller, Harold Williams, Terrence Addisoni Myron Vann, and, Coach Jerry Gaskin. Standing in rear are Coach Chris Lee. Ryan
Baker, Jeremy Suber, Phillip Addison, Ernest Williams, Blake Rish,.'Wesley Colvin, Victor Eastor, Bradley Shavers, Derrick Williams,
Brandon Jones, Daniel Jordan, Coach Daniel Miller, and Coach Grant Grantham. ,


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.' Harold Williams scored on a
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': bonds left in the game for a 33-12
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,', "We're going to have to play
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.,-"We got an interception that we
returned for a touchdown called
i:back because, of a penalty .riand
,,!..another 80 yard, run called, back
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Chris White led the Gators on
offense with 134 yards rushing on ,
seen carries. MrTon Vann rushed
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;;.Baker had' seven' carries fdr 21
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i, White and Justin Nidler each had
eight, and Derrick Williams and
: Harold Williams had six apiece.


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The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks'
junior' varsity and varsity volley-'
ball teams were in fine form as
--they took the- court in their sea-
,.son openers=to beat district rival
i Apalachicola Tuesday in "The,
Dome."
The varsity Lady Sharks'
played five games in the 'new
three-of-five game, option, with
the first two games going to
; Apalachicola at' scores of 11-15
each.
However, the tide started to
turn in the third game as the
Lady Sharks took the win 15-11.
It was all Port St. Joe in' the'fouith
,and fifth games as the Lady
Sharks dominated Apalachicola
with scores of 15-1 and 15-0.
Courtney Lenox served 15
straight po~its in the, final game
toaWddlthe-exclamation point and'
claim victory over Apalaciicola."' "''
Key players in the match were
Evette Gant with 18 hits and
Bonnie Belin with 15.
The varsity ..Lady Sharks
played two games in the jamboree
last Thursday in Blountstown
defeating Altha 15-11 and. falling
to Blountstown in a close game
14-16.
The junior varsity Lady
-'-Sharks defeated Apalachicola's,
junior varsity, in two straight
games with scores of 15-9 and 15-
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The Wewahitehka Gators put
up a tough fight Friday night
against a talented Vernon football
team' in their 33-12 loss in the
pre-season Kick-Off Classic.
"Our kids played hard," said
head, coach Grant, Grantham.
"Vernon was a good football team,
averaged over 200 pounds across
the line and .were:,fast, but we
hung in there with them."
Version jumped out to a. 6-0
.lead after a six yvard touchdown
run .in, the first. quarter, and
extended their lead to 12-0 in the
second quarter on a 16 yard pass
for a touchdown.
Wewahitchka pulled within
six points before,halftime on Ryan
Baker's six yard touchdown run,
but failed to convert on the extra
' point attempt.
With :39 seconds .left in the
.third quarter, Vernon intercepted
a Brandon Jones pass and
returned it 35 yards for a touch-
down. The Yellow. Jackets' two
point conversion gave them a 20-
6 lead going into the fourth quar-
ter.
The Yellow Jackets struck
first in the fourth quarter with a
six yard touchdown run for a 26-
Wewahitchka travels to
Freeport this Friday 'night with a
game time of 7:00 CT.
"Freeport is a good football
Steam. They are a big and strong.
..We ill..have to. play a solid foot-
ball game to beat them," conclud-
ed Coach Grantham.
Score by Quarters
VERNON 6 .6 8 13 33
WEWA 0 6 0T 6 12
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it is a false assumption. Think positive. Immediately
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due to simple scalp conditions that can be cleared up.
Even where baldness might be inevitable, the rate of
4- fall can possibly be slowed down and controlled.
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boys' golf team teed it up Monday
in Perry. The Perry Invitational
Tournament is an annual event
that starts the golf season. This
year golf has moved to the fall and
there are only two classifications,
so small schools will compete'
against much larger schools than
in the past.
In District 2, it probably won't
make any difference. Maclay High
School is the perennial district
champion, and it doesn't figure to
change this year. In the Perry
Invitational all six of Maclay's
golfers shot in the 70's, making it
an easy winner. Port St. Joe fin-
ished eighth in a field of 11.
Port St. Joe :is led by ,senior
Clay Smallwood who'has lettered
every year he has been in high
school. Clay has worked hard on
his'game and could be one of the :
best golfers in the district. Junior '
Andy Shoaf is also an experienced
golfer and is capable of having a
great season.
The rest of the golf team is
very inexperienced and there
should be plenty of competition
for positions on match days. The
only golfers with any experience
are senior Kevin Conoley arid
sophomore George Borderin.
First year. players Ryan
Harmon, Bryan Thomas, and
Jeffery Faircloth have already
shown they are capable of playing
well. Rounding out the squad are
senior Brett Parker,. sophomore
.Ben Ashcraft and freshmen Cody.
Nobles and Josh Johns.


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1999 PSJHS SHARKS-Seated in front (I to r) are managers Ashton Parker, Zeke Stevens, Matthew Gannon, and Kenny
McFarland. First row of team members: Stephen Lowrey, Jerrell Showers, Shelton Hutchins, Eric Harris. Steve Evans, Corey Butler,
Koran Peters, and Stephen Gaddis. Second row: Jacob Tankersley, John-Patrick Floyd, Tyler Weimorts, John Gainous, Reggie Quinn,
Matthew Dailey, and Ryan Stephens. Third row: Coach Buck Watford, Coach Duane McFarland, Brett Jeffcoat, Lamar Patterson,
Brandon Davis, Ken Peak, John Welborn, Dexter Gant, Seneca Chambers, Jarrod Wester (trainer), and Coach Chuck Gannon. Fourth
row: Coach Wayne Stevens, Brobks Adkison, Jerred Lambert, Aaron Richards, Alex Richards, Adam Richards, Kyron Bailey, Tremaine
Lewis, and Coach Kenny Parker.


Sharks Take 27-14 Victory Over Munroe


The Port St. Joe, Sharks got
three touchdowns from Koran
Peters, two of them on kick
returns, to help give them a 27-14
victory over R.F. Munroe in Friday
night's Kick-Off Classic.
"We saw some things we liked
after only practicing for three
weeks," said head coach Chuck ,
Gannon. "Our timing was off on I
offense, but our defense ran to 'I
"the ball well and hit some people. '
The main thing we saw was that i
we are in fairly good shape."


Needed: Little
League Football
Cheerleaders
. The 1999 Port:St. Joe little
league football teams need cheer-,
: leaders to cheer them on to \icto-.
ry at their games.
Any girl that is interested
and is between the ages of eight
and 12 can be a cheerleader.
This will require practices
and attending all the football
games this season. There' will be
a $20.00 registration fee to cover
uniform expenses.
Registration will be Friday.
September 3, from 5:00 until
7:00 p.m. at the Stac House. This
is the absolute deadline because
they must- begin' practicing
immediately.
For more information call
Midge Stevens at 227-1156
(work) or 229-6713 (home) or
Suzanne Besore at 229-2708.-


CiRIDIRON ACTION ..
Thurs., 5ept. 2 @ 7:00 ET P5Ji5 Junior Varsity hosts N. Fla. Christian
Fri., Sept. 3 @ 8:00 ET ...... ...... P5JH5 Varsity at Navarre
Fri., Sept. 35 @ 7:00 CT ..... .... ....... WH5 Varsity at Freeport
Sat Sept. 7, 8:00 ET .. .. .. ... .... P5J Jaguars vs. P5J Dolphins
5at:, Sept. 7, 8:00 ET ..... P5J Buccaneers at Apalachicola Dolphins,
Thurs., 5ept. 9 @ 5:3.0 ET . .... P5JM5 7th Grade hosts Freeport
Thurs., Sept. 9 @ 6:00 CT ... WH5 Junior Varsity hosts.Liberty County
Thurs'.; ept. 9 @ 7:30 ET . .. P5JM5 8th Grade hosts Blountstown
Thurs Sept. 9 @ 7:50 ET. ..... PSJ5 Junior Varsity at Blountstown
CENTER COURT SPIE ... .
Thurs., Sept. 2 @ 4:30 CT ... .... . .. WH5 JV/V at Carrabelle
Tues., Sept. 7 @ 5:30 CT ... . ...... .. .......,WS JV/V at Aliha
Tues., Sept. 7 @ 5:00/6:00 ET .. .... .P5JIS JV/V hosts Liberty County'
Thurs., Sept 9 @ 3.500/5 00 CT ... Wr5 Varsity hosts Tri-Match
with Port St Joe and Apalachicola
"FORRRE" .
Tues., Sept. 7, 5:00 ET ....... P5JM5 boys hosts R.F. Munroe at 5JBCC
Thurs., Sept. 9, 5:50 ET PSJMS boys vs. R.F. Munroe, Florida high
at Golf Club of Quincy
Wed Sept 8, 5.00 ET: . . P5JMS girls at Holiday Golf (Par 3) .


'"The negative thing from Fri-
day night was that we lost two


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Koran Peters scored three
touchdowns Friday evening for
the Sharks, and was the leading
ground gainer.


starting linemen-Steve Lowrey
and John Welborn-for an
unknown length of time," added
Coach Cannon .
The Sharks threatened to
score early In the game. After
shutting Munroe down on a
fourth down and one yard
attempt. Port St. Joe drove down
inside the 10 yard line before
fumbling on fourth and goal from
the three yard line with 7:07 left
in the first quarter.:
The Sharks set up their first
touchdown of the game when
Dexter Gant recovered a fumble,
on a Munroe punt return, on the
Bobcats' 19 yard line.
After ;a five yard penalty on
Munroe, Koran -Peters' busted
through the, Bobcats defense for a
16 yard touchdown run. Jarred
Lambert added the extra point for
a 7-0 lead with 8:38 left in the
first half.
The Bobcats bounced back
quick, connecting on the first play
from scrimmage for a 58 yard
touchdown pass, and added the;
extra point to tie the game at 7-7
with 8:17 left m the half.
However, the game was tied
only long enough for Koran Peters
.to take the ensuing kick-off and
race 87 yards for a touchdown.
Lambert added the extra point to
give the Sharks a 14-7 lead with
8:00 left in the half.,
But Peters wasn't through for
the first half. Tremaine Lewis and
Lamar Patterson sacked.the Bob-
cats' quarterback on their own
one yard line forcing Munroe to
punt on foduith down to Peters.
Koran took the kick 35 yards for
his third touchdown of the game.
Lambert's extra point gave Port
St. Joe a 21-7 lead with 3:15 left
in the first half of play.
Munroe struck first in the
second half. After intercepting
Brett Jeffcoat's pass, the Bobcats
drove 23 yards in seven plays and
scored on a two yard touchdown
pass that was deflected by a
Shark defender. Munroe added
'the extra point to pull within
seven points (14-21) with 6:37 left
in the third quarter.
The Sharks scored their last
touchdown of the game on Dexter
SGant's 59 yard, interception
return with 1:28 left in the third
quarter for a 27-14 lead.
"We put the ball on the

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ground eight times and lost three
of them," said Coach Gannon.
Peters led the Sharks on
offense with 83 yards on 12 car-
ries. Ryan Stephens had eight
carries for 42 yards and Brett
Jeffcoat picked up 37 yards on
four carries.
Quarterback Seneca Cham-
bers completed one of two passes
for 11 yards. Brett Jeffcoat was
unsuccessful on four attempts
and threw one interception.
"We're not throwing the foot-
ball as well as we can right now,"
said Gannon.
The Sharks travel to Navarre,
Friday night for their first regular
season game. Game time is 8:00
ET.
"This game counts, ,we are in
the regular season now. We're
going to see how 17 players that


we'll dress out can go against
their depth; they dress' out 50
players. Our players are going to
have to find a way to win," con-
cluded Gannon.
Reserved seat tickets for the
Sharks' home games are now on
sale in the high school front office
for $30 a book.
Score by Quarters '
Munroe 0 7 7 0 14:
Sharks 0 21 6 0 27
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The 1999-2000 school year has begun and the Shark 100 Club is again at theforefront of orga-
nizations that enhance funding for the athletic programs of Port St. Joe High School. Shown above
S from left are George Duren, Rex Buzzett, Greg Johnson, Ralph Roberson, Roy Smith, Allen Cox,
Tonya Nixon, and John Miller.


'99 "Shark 100" Club Organizing


SCommunity businesses, orga-
nizations, and individuals have


been instrumental in helping keep
Shark athletics' in the forefront of
Florida's public schools. In order


Mobility-Impaired


Dove Hunt Set for


Ed Ball WMA Field


When the first phase of dove
season opens on Saturday,
October 2, ,mobility-impaired
hunters will have a. unique first-
of-its-kind dove area to hunt on
the Ed Ball Wildlife Management
Area (WMA) in Gulf County.
To participate in the opening
-day afternoon hunt. hunters who
are certified mnobility-impaired
and their able-bodied hunting
companions, must possess S35
special opportunity dove hunt
permits. A total of 40 permits will
be available.
The -10-acre field they'll be -
huntiang i planted in three van-
eties of millet (brown- top.
Japanese, and pearl) and benne
* (sesame seed) and is located off
Sauls Creek Road.
David Jones is the founder
and a director of the Florida
Disabled Outdoors Association
(FDOA) and has been working
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation .Commission, (FWC),
for the last eight to nine years to
promote hunting and other out-
door recreational opportunities
for the disabled.
Jones is fully aware of the
challenges mobility-impaired out-
doprsmen face as a result of being
accidentally shot by a hunting
companion while turkey hunting
in r1988 and being left with some
paralysis on his left side.
"The goal of our organization
has been to make sure those with
disabilities have, some quality,

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FWC has worked with us to make
that happen," Jones said.
The field reserved for the
opening day mobility-impaired
hunt will be open the remaining
Saturday during the first phase
to all dove hunters who have pur-
chased special opportunity dove
permits.
FWC Wildlife Biologist Fred
Robinette said the special-
opportunity dove hunt permits
will go on sale around September
i8 at the Howvard Creek Country
Mart on Doe \Whtlield Road In
-. Gulf (ounty.- He said mobility-
impaired hunters will be allowed
to use ATVs, and extensive work
has been done at the field to
improve parking areas and facili-
tate access.
For additional information
about, the hunt, Jones said those
considering purchasing a permit
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to accomplish this, tlhe Shark 100
Club accepts $100 contributions
and uses these funds to meet the
athletic needs of Port St. Joe High
School.
Membership Includes a Shark
"100" embroidered cap, reserved;
parking at home football games,
and the contributor's business or
personal name printed on the rear
cover of each home football game
program.
Port St. Joe, known as high
school "TITLE TOWN", continues
to build on that reputation with
an unprecedented amount of
state- championships and other
"honors in practically every orga-
nized sport.:
If any individual or business
wishes to assist the Shark 100
Club as it supports the athletic
programs of Port St. Joe High
School, they can make a contribu-
tion to Shark Booster Club, P.O.
Box 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Also, for more information on
being at member, contact Ralph
Roberson at 227-3838.
Members. can now pick up
their caps and parking passes at
The- Athletic. House, located on
Reid Avenue.


Hal Beyer is New Plant


Manager at Arizona Chemical
Harold (Hal) L. Beyer has Plant Manager of the company's valuable part of the Arizona
been named plant manager at facility in Picayune, Mississippi. Chemical organization and a
Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe "I'm looking forward to committed corporate citizen in
plant. In his new position, Beyer returning to Port St. Joe," Beyer the Port St. Joe community."
will be responsible for managing said. "This is an exciting time for In his new position at Port
and directing the overall opera- me, my family and the entire St. Joe, Beyer replaces Dave
tions of the Port. St. Joe facility team at Port St. Joe. I'm eager to Garrett, who has been named
by focusing on people, customers rejoin this dynamic group, as we Process Technology Manager at
and operational excellence. continue to focus on being a Arizona Chemical's division


In making the. announce-
ment, Darrell Worman, Director-
U.S. Manufacturing. said "Hal
brings to Port St. Joe not only a
great deal of process knowledge,
but a familiarity with employees
at the plant, as well. We're all
looking forward to his leadership
at this plant as Arizona Chemical
progresses into the new century."
Beyer began his pine chemi-
cals career with Sylvachem In'
1976. as a research and develop-
ment technician at its Panama
City lab. He went on to become'
an R&D.chemist with Sylvachem.
which was acquired by
International Paper and Arizona
Chemical in 1986.
In that same year, Beyer was
riamed production superinten- '
dent at Port St. Joe, In 1994, he
was named Manager of
Operations Planning and Control
!at Arizona Chemical's division'
headquarters., In 1997, he was
named to his latest position as


Homecoming '99
Is Rescheduled
Recently, the Executive
Council of the Student Govern-
ment at Port .St. Joe High School
began planning the week-long
events for Homecoming 1999.
These, festivities were originally
supposed to occur during the
week of October 18 to 22.
Fortunately, the council
quickly realized that a "fall break"
scheduled for October 18 and 19
would interfere greatly with -this
traditional celebration. With
much cooperation and assistance
from head football coach Chuck
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able to change the date of home-
coming from October 22ndto6
November 12th.
The council members hope
that this does not cause any
inconveniences, and appreciate
those who helped make this pos-
sible.


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Beyer holds a bachelor's
degree in chemistry from Ursinus
College, a bachelor's degree in
accounting from Florida State
University and a master's degree
in business administration from
the University of West Florida.
The Port St. Joe facility
employs about 91 people and is a
member of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association. As a
member, the plant participates in
the CMA's Responsible Care
program. Through this program,
members commit to continually
improving environmental, health
and safety performance. Plant
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DU, St. Vincent NWR Sponsor Wood Duck Nest Box Project


Ducks Unlimited (DU) in
cooperation with St. Vincent
NWR, the National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation (NFWF),


Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve. (ANERR),' and
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)


have placed 50 wood duck nest
boxes in, the, Lower Apalachicola
River Basin.
,The project was sponsored


Smiley Receives eCertified Status


Prudential Resort Realty
announced today that Billy Joe
Smiley has, received the distin-
guished eCertifled designation.
from The Prudential Real Estate
Affiliates, Inc. (PREA).
The designation is awarded to
Prudential Real Estate sales asso-
ciates who meet extensive criteria
and who complete the eCertified
program training. The training
and certification process is
designed to identify, certify, and
deliver real estate professionals
who possess the technological
and business skills necessary to
service the emerging market
needs of the online consumer.
As an eCertified agent, Billy
Joe is required to have knowl-
edge of leading internet market-
ing solutions available to market
consumer properties, office
automation products, popular
graphic file types and know how
to use them when sending elec-
tronic information to consumers.
Billy Joe provides clients with the
benefit. of having an anytime,
anywhere gateway to information
aboutthe, status of their transac-
tion, via e-mail or the internet.
"Being an eCertiled agent
means that I have the know-how
and confidence to service my
clients online or through e-mail
24/7," said Billy Joe. Knowing
that. I. have Prudential Real
Estate "supporting my desire to
deliver advanced technological
services, as well as act as a trust-
ed advisor, means that I will be
able to be one step ahead of the
consumer's home ownership
needs."
-increasingly. consumers
'want to do business online. They
want to commuflicate via e-mail,"
said Steve Ozonian, chairman,
.Prudential Real Estate and
,Relocation Solutions. "We are
preparing Prudential Real Estate
sales associates to meet these
new ways of conducting business
by creating a designation that
matches the growing homebuyer
and seller use of web-enabled
information sources.
When a consumiier hires a


Prudential Real Estate eCertified
professional, they ca'i be assured
they are working with someone
who;: knows how to employ the
most effective online "communi-
' nations anid marketing strategies
to close the time to take to com-
plete a transaction," 'continued
Ozonian.
Some highlights of the
eCertified designation require-
ments are that the real estate
professional must have:
*a proven sales track record;
*knowledge of leading
Internet marketing solution's
available to market properties;
*the ability to manipulate
and generate electronic con-
tracts, documents and images;
*the ability to capture elec-
tronic photographs and informa-
tion;
*the understanding of cur-
rent technology options;
*the discipline to return
email communications within
eight hours of receipt;
*an understanding that they
will, be tested periodically and the
program will change as technolo-
gy and consumer needs change.
PREA is a leading full-service
real estate brokerage franchiser
that awarded' its first affiliation
in 1988. The :Prudenltial Real
Estate network of independently
owned and operated companies
is comprised of 39,000 sales
associates and brokers, in more
than 1,500 offices throughout
the United States and Canada.
The company is a technology
leader, altering the traditional
real estate transaction experi-
ence by delivering innovative
solutions that meet the needs of
today's brokers, sales associates
and consumers. PREA's internet
and internet sites have received
recognition by leading technology
authorities, including The
Computer World Smithsonian,
CIO and Beyond Computing
Magazine, for changing the way
people access real estate intor-
mation, products and services.
PREA, with headquarters in


Irvine, California, is a subsidiary
of The Prudential Insurance
Company of America. .The
Network generated sales of $75.5
billion in 1998. Prudential Real
Estate can be' found on
Prudential's web site at
http://www.prudential.com/real
estate/.


by the Gulf Coast .DU Chapter
and St. Vincent NWR. Boxes were
erected adjacent to ANERR,
FWC, and: some private lands in
the Lower Apalachicola River
Basin. The boxes are spread out
from White City and Depot Creek
in Gulf County to Chipley Lake in
Franklin County.
DU and NFWF'provided the
funds for the materials which
were purchased locally. Ken
Bowman and the carpentry shop
students from the A1lalachicola
High School donated 88 hours
building boxes. Other boxes were
built by local volunteers.
Phil Manor with FWC helped


build and erect boxes. ANERR
provided the, boat, as well as
Jimmy Moses and Pat Millender-
for several days and Chip. Bailey
on one day, to put the boxes up.
Randy Cordray, Charlotte
Chumney and Thom Lewis from
St, Vincent NWR also participat-
ed in the project. Five of the over
150 members of Gulf County DU
Chapter worked on the project.
L.J. Wilkinson, H. Quackenbush,
Kit Mashburn III and A.
Richards of the DU Chapter vol-,
unteered at least one day on the
project.
Without John Drew from the
local DU chapter this project
could not have been completed.
John Officially donated 261
hours during the project and
countless hours helping get the
'grant and finalizing the project.
'He should be commended for his
efforts. The project organizers
wish to., thank everyone that
donated tine or materials to the
project.' ,
Natural ,nest cavities were
reduced in the Lower Apala-
chicola River Basin by logging,
thus) reducing available nest
sites for wood ducks. This part-
nership has met several goals
and provided benefits to partners
and the local wood duck popula-
tion.



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DU ,Greenwings and other
youths had an opportunity for
hands-on experience during the
construction of the boxes. They
will see the fruits of their labor in
future seasons when hatching
success is determined.
Wood duck breeding sites
will be increased and local wood
duck populations will be
enhanced. Nesting females will.
be banded each spring to help,-
meet refuge banding quotas and
increase their knowledge, of local,
breeding populations.
If the efforts of the high .
school students and other volun-
teers is respected these boxes-'
should last a long time., Wood
duck nests boxes built by George
Ward and his classmates at
Apalachicola High School in the,"
70's are suill in use on St. Vincent
NWR.
'If you would like further
information contact Thorn Lewis.-.
wildlife biologist at St Vincent-
NWR, at (850) 653-8808 or Join
Drew, Chairman, Gulf Coast DIJ,'
'(850) 653-9366;. .
The mission of the project is
working with others to-conserve,
protect, and enhance fish,
wildlife, and plants and their
habitats for the continuing ben'e--
fit of the American people.


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and screened porch. Nice 75'x180' lot, city water and
sewer. $62,900. MLS #4047.





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Wewahitchka, 1.47 Gary Rowell R d., 3BR/2BA,
216.0 sq. ft. Wonderful family home with cathedral
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tile floors, whirlpool bafh, deck and above ground
pool. $152;000. MLS #4126


Cape San Bias Beachfront Condo, Antiqua Drive,
2BR/2BA, 1200 sq.' ft. Attractive 'Gulf front(i'
dwelling with open floor plan, breakfast bar,: fire-
place, wall to wall carpeting and covered patio.'
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views from this well maintained townhome. Features'
include '.ahmedral' ceiling, .large loft, fireplace.
Offered fully, furnihed for $185,000. MLS #40,7


Cape San Blas, 7650. N. Shoreline Drive,
3BR/1.5BA, 1100 sq. ft. beach home with 'open
floor plan, tile floors, carpeted master bedroom,
hice deck for outdoor livin'g..Just across the. street
from' the Gulf with .private access ,to the beach.
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Cape San Bias Beachfcront Condo, 171 Turtle W
Walk,.3BR/2.5BA Gulf front condo in SeaCliffs,.a.
gated community with. lush landscaping and pool.
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carpet and tile. Offered fully furnished for
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3BR/2BA, 1636 sq. ft. Gorgeous bay' front home'.
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The Star Feature School of the Week"
Ask any "Shark" around and they'll tell you they hail from Port St. Joe High School-whether by actual attendance or contraction of
an.ever-spreading feverish pride. This is the result of decades of academic and athletic successes recorded by those passing through its
hallways since the doors were opened in August 1970. During the first 24 years, the complex-then known as "Port St. Joe Junior-Senior:
High School"-nurtured students from enrollment in seventh grade until the turning of tassels at graduation. The beginning of the 1994-
95 school year was a turning point, as the middle school was carved from within the building's confines, and the student body.
Currently, 362 students, 27 faculty members, two administrators, and supporting staff work daily toward the goal of achieving qual-
ity education and well-rounded citizens to enter today's world. The upward attitude of the group, as well as parents and fans, is .most
profoundly exhibited in the school's trophy case where, flanked by multiple "state championship" trophies, you'll find an unprecedent-
ed six consecutive Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Awards.
The facility itself is uniquely constructed in a "pod-like" fashion, including two circular hallways lined with classrooms adjacent to
a "well-rounded" library. Nestled- between these and the gymnasium are the administrative offices and thd Commons Area. a gathering
area and lunchroom. And how about that gymnasium-"The Dome"-said to be the finest for miles around! Nothing compares with the
spirit felt and shown in this awesome athletic arena. Finally, the welding trades classroom is housed nearby, as well as the Sharks' track
facility, football, baseball and softball stadiums, practice fields, and weight room.


Wevyahitchka Elementary
School is committed to educating
and preparing the work force of
tomorrow. Through an initiative
Known as School-To-Work, WES
'students are realizing that the
education they receive today has
a direct effect on the job they will
hold in the future.
Three WES staff members,
.Sue McDaniel, Kim Ludlam, and
TPam Lister were asked to present
'our School-To-Work projects at a
recent statewide conference in
Orlando.
Several WES classes take
field trips as part of their explo-
ration of various careers. On
August 16, our third grade stu-
dents visited Gulf Pines Hospital
..in Port St. Joe where they took a,.
'look at several health-related
Occupations.
On September 8, the CP class
, will visit Gulf World. 'While there,
they will have the opportunity to
talk with animal trainers and
marine biologists.
Students in our 3/4 combina-
tion class will visit the Museum of
SNatural History in Tallahassee on
September 8th as well. This trip
will give them the opportunity to
learn about the work of conserva-
tionists and other careers
involved in wildlife preservation.
The next day, September 9,
the.TEAM students will go on a,
field trip to the U.S. Postal Service
Central- Processing Unit in .
Panama rCity, and the offices of
the Panama' City News Herald.
< These trips will be particularly
helpful in preparing for their stu-
; dent-operated businesses.
h On September 10, the animal
Hospital and Humane ,Society will
Sbe visited by our first grade stu-
dents. These field trips as well as


PSJ Middle S


School News .

f..y: ommy Jurjy. ''S,


other activities encourage our
.students to begin thinking about
the world of work and their place
in it at an early vage.
Students of the Month ...
Pre-Kindergarten--Cassidy
Chancey.
Kindergarten-Bryce Gerber,
Taylor Husband, Miranda McNa--
mnara, and Hunter McDaniel.
First Grade- Chelse Strange,
Paige Loudermilk, Justin Camp-
bell, and Brandon Mayhann.
Second Grade-Kaitlyn
Kerrigan, Cody Massey, and Dillin
McGhee.

Third Grade-A. J. Hayes,
Hunter Causey. Felicia Trese, and
',:Samantha Rich.
Fourth Grade--Michael Mil-
lergren. Torrie Cesaroni. Tabitha
Pert, and Samantha Wade.
S'Fifth Grade-Chad Harnson,
Allen: Vickers, Ellen Manor, and
JessicA Stoppelbein.
Sixth Grade-Crystal Vertrees
and Amanda Ries.


LPH.INNEWS
FROM -
SPORT ST. .O E
"EMENTARY SCHOOL


Parents Help
We are having a problem with
children not knowing where they
f .need to go (bus; car, walk) in the
afternoon. If plans are changed
0 concerning transportation of your
child, your child must have a note
stating such.
Labor Day
School will not be held on
Monday, September 6, in obser- :
vance of Labor Day.
Bulldog Memories
i Pre-sales 'for the 1998-99.
yearbook are now underway. This
i'Si the last Bulldog Memories and
sispplies are limited. The cost is
$12.00 and checks should be
made payable to Port St. Joe
Elementary School P.T.A.
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.
P.T.A. News
The P.T.A. will host a ham-
burger supper, before the Port St.
Joe Elementary School Open
House on Thursday, September 9,
from 5:30 to 6:30 in the.cafeteria.
Meals will be $4.00 for adults and
$2.QO0 for children.
The meeting will. begin at


6:30, and at 7:00 you will be able.
to tour the school, and visit your
'child's classroom.. Please mark
your calendar -now; and plan to
attend. For more information,
please contact Carla May at 227-
2008.
P.E. Department Tip
Improving your self-esteem ..
uwLook in the mirror daily
and say something positive. to
yourself. ,
oRealize that you are unique
and original, and be happy
because you-are you. .
v 'Avoid. 'getting upset with-
others who insult'you 'because
these people are probably inse-
cure themselves.
FGet involved in sports and
activities in your school, town, or
community.
OwPerform volunteer work a
few times a month.
vwAccept compliments from
others.
OwAvoid comparing yourself
to others.

Adopt-A-Class
Donations are now being
accepted for our "Adopt-A-Class"-
campaign. Please send in your
donations and specify which olass
you are adopting. For more infor-
mation, please contact Trish


I'd like to introduce a new
teacher. Mrs. Patricia Moye teach-
es eighth grade earth science. She
was born in Logansport, Indiana
and grew up "everywhere."
She attended Marianna High
School and graduated from
Trevecca Nazarene University in
Nashville, Tennessee. She has a
Bachelor of Science degree, with a
major in biology and a minor in
chemistry.
This. is her first year of teach-
ing in a classroom. Her message
to students is: "The key to learn-
ing is trying; and if you try. you
will succeed." Welcome to Port St.
Joe Middle School, Mrs. Moyel
All students who ride to
school with high schoolers please
remember to enter the school
through the gym doors.


Football has started and the
first game' will be on Thursday,.
',September 9. The first game is at
5:30 (seventh grade) and the sec-
ond'.game wi11 follow (eighth
graders). A concession stand will
be open.
Parents should expect
progress reports to go home on
Friday, September 10.
Girls volleyball practice began
this week. Good luck!
..Puzzler time! The 'answer fo
'last week's riddle is: an egg. The
riddle for this week is:
Alive without breath,
Cold as death ;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking. -
J. R. R. Tolkein


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby ,-


I am always amazed when
someone comes up with a new
idea, invention, or way of doing
something. How did the television
orVCR or microwave get invent-
ed? What thoughts even generat-
ed such ideas of creativity?
Being creauve is an awesome
gift. Enabling that gift to take
place is also an Incredible gift and
a major responsibility. .
In the context of education,
teachers have the daily challenge
of providing an enironnment
where students may be encour-
aged to find their gifts and talents
including creativity. This neces-
sarily means that careful: consid-
eration must be given to planning
and organizing a classroom,
materials and opportunity.
Through this diligence, a stu-
dent can be reached in his or her
learning style; thus, students are
, led to a place of intellectual stim-
ulation and possible creativity.
And such results can be seen in
the arts, sciences, physical edu-
cation, social studies, etc.
.By the way, creativity is not
relegated to a select few. Every
student has the potential to be
creative. While not everyone will
be a Thomas Edison or George
Lucas or Bill Gates, everyone can
add to the value of our lives and
their self-confidence,
We are trying to sail that "C"
of creativity here at WHS.
Through the use of our CRISS
training, critical thinking skill
development, and varied lesson

Warriner at 227-1600.
Box Tops
Our school is once again col-
lecting General Mills box tops.
Please save box tops from partic-
ipating General Mills products
and send them to school.


planning, students are being pre-
sented many new ways to demon-
strate .their' creativity. We can
anticipate many benefits from our
new approaches to teaching-and
learning.
Just a reminder of some
upcoming events:'
0-Open House is 'set for
Thursday night (9/2) at 6:30.
*-The football team travels to,
Freeport this Friday. ,,
S' *The volleyball, cross coun-
try. and golf teams are busy'
throughout the week.
T'The alumni will' meet at,,.
.:6:-00 p.m. at the school on 9/13.
'-The volleyball team will play
the faculty in a benefit -game on
9/3 at 2:00..


Gulf Co. NJROTC

Busily Begins Year
Last Friday, the NJROTC
'went to Wakulla:Springs for water
survival training. Attending were
cadets from Port:St. Joe High and,
Wewahitchka High' schools.-.The
water was a little cold, but they all
'enjoyed the day.
That' night cadets Ken
Starnes, Tyler Lane, Joshua
McCulley, and Julie Faircloth pre-
sented the colors for the playing
of the National Anthem at the
Kick-Off Classic.
Cadets enjoyed a pizza party
furnished by the booster club last
Thursday during lunch. The
booster club is also planning a
cook-out on Saturday, September
11.th at 10:00 a.mi. at Deacon Hill
Park.
There will be a softball game
between parents and students. It
will be a time to get together and
know each other a little better.


1999-2000
It's been another busy week here
at Port St. Joe High School!
The Shark football team defeated
R. F. Munroe with a score of 27-14 last
Friday night at our annual Kick-Off
Classic. Great job, guys This week's
game is away in Navarre on Friday
night at 8 p.m., ET. Come and support
your team!
The Lady Sharks' volleyball team
travelled to Blountstown last Thursday,
where it lost to Blountstown, but
defeated ,Altha. Way to go, Lady
Sharks! Their next game
will be here on Tuesday.
September 7. Junior varsity '" *'.
will play at 5 p.m.; ET, and ..
vAsity will play at 6 p.m..,
ET. Please come and watch -
the team!
The Lincoln Invitation-
al Cross Country Meet will
be. on September 11 In
Tallahassee for both the
guys' and the girls' cross
country teams. Mr.
Eppinette is coaching the
guys. while Mrs. Owens is
coaching the girls. Both teams are off
to a great start this year!,
There will be a boy's golf tourna-
ment hosted by the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club on Tuesday. September
7, at 3 p.m., ET. The guys. who are
coached by Mr. Gary Howze, are play-
ing against R. F. Munroe.
All students who are .absent
MUST turn in their notes to the office
within five days of the absence. After
the fifth day, .notes \%'LL NOT be
accepted.
HSCT remediation started Friday,
August 27, and it will run through
Monday, September 20. The post-
HSCT will be held Tuesday. September
21.
The SAT will be held Saturday.
October 9, and the ACT will be held
Saturday, October 24. The registration
deadlines for these tests are
September 14 and September 17;
respectively. All juniors and seniors
are encouraged to take .these tests.
They are extremely important for ALL
college bound students-.. .....
Progress reports wiqll be going out
Friday, September 10.
This, year's junior class officers,'
are Karissa Thomas, president; Evette
Gant, vice president; Leslie White, 'sec-
retary; Erica White, co-secretary;
Bonnie Belin, treasurer; and Princess
Likely, co-treasurer. Congratulations
to all of youil'
Each week, we will be focusing on
a teacher who has been an important'


asset to our school. This week's
"Teacher of the Week" is Mrs. Patricia
Lowrey.
Mrs. Lowrey is a native of Canton,
'Mississippi. She graduated from the
University of Southern Mississippi
with a double major in Journalism and
English. ,
She has been married for 30 years
to Mr. Quin Lowrey, and she has two
children. Her son, Stephen Lowrey, is
a senior offensive guard and defensive
tackle for the Port St. Joe High Shark
football team
Her daughter, Alison Lowrey Long,
is an environmental geolo-
am gist. in Albany, Georgia-.
S.: She is married to Captain
Chris Long, U.S. Marine
C Mrs. Lowrey has lived,
S n Port st. Joe for 25
years, and she is currently
in her 12th year of teach-
Ing at PSJHS. In addition
Sto teaching language arts,
Mrs.. Lowrey is also a
senior sponsor, Purple
Wave sponsor, and this
year's. yearbook sponsor.
Mrs. Lowrey always has entertaining
tales to share, and she loves using:
humor and laughter in helping, her
students learn.
Thank you, Mrs. Lowrey, for all
your involvement!- 'I! '
'Congratulations to. the following-
volunteers who have agreed to serve on
the School Improvement Committee.
They are Mrs. Traci Gaddls,; Mrs.
Tonya Nixon, Mr. William Bailey, Mr.
Don Washabaugh. Mrs. Vivian Floyd,'
Mr. Kenny Peak, Mr. Nathan Peters,
Mrs. Iris Gathers. Mrs. Tina Money,
and Mrs. Doris Rouse. If you would
like to serve on this committee, please
contact Mrs. Chris Earlev at 229-8251.
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS: Senior
portraits will be taken on Friday,
September 3. There will also be a $10
sitting fee. The traditional black stole
will be provided for the girls, and the
traditional black tuxedo will be provid-
ed for the guys. You may bring up to
three outfits from home in which to be
photographed.
-z..- Caps and. gowhs areA-oJ.~.odeced,
on Friday. September 10. A cost og
S35. which includes your senior dues,
MUST be paud at this time.
This year's senior class officers
are Neikole Royster. president: Lacey
Johnson, vice president: Brooks
Adkison and Nicole Smith, co-secre-
taries; and Dexter Gant, treasurer;
Congratulations 'to all of you! ', ;,'r*
There will be NO SCHOOL on
/ Labor Day, September 6.,


f om!the
i Port S Joe High School Bond of Gold
By Nick Comforter..
S Hello, Port St. Joe. I'tn Nick Comforter-
B andIi will be keeping you informed about the happenings of the
Band of Gold. I will be serving the band in the capacity, of
"Student Director" or "Drum Major". I am the son of Rocky and
Ann Comforter and a junior in school.
We currently have quite a few new members in the band this
year and we are anticipating a very good year. We got off to a good
start at Friday night's game against.Quincy Munroe. This Friday,
we will be supporting our Sharks in Navarre.
In case you didn't notice, we will be dressed in jeans and pur-:
ple shirts this year. We have outgrown the number of uniforms
we'have and we are in need of new ones, so in the meantime ..'
The Band Boosters are once again supporting us with con-
cession sales, so make a point of getting some of our delicious
food during the home games. A very special- "Thank You" to.
George Duren of Piggly Wiggly and David Rich of Rich's IGA for
their support and contributions to the band program.
Look for us in The Star to. see our special upcoming activities'
and spotlight on each of the Band of Gold's sections. Thank youW
for your support over the last few years Until next week, musi-
cally yours ... Nick


Faith Christian will be partic-
ipating 'in the annual Scallop
Festival this weekend. We will
have a. "Space Walk" inflatable
bouncer for the children, on'
Saturday from 10:00. a.mn until
??? :Please put this date,
September 4, on your calendar
and plan to be there. We should
have a great day of fun and fel-
lowship.
Remember that September 6,
Labor Day, is a school holiday. We
wish you a safe and happy day.
Progress reports will go out. this
next week on Thursday. These are.
sent out each three weeks to let
you know if your child needs to
work a little harder on his or her
studies. Please sign and return
these to,your child's teacher.
'We are in need of working
_vacuum cleaners. If you have one
that you would like to donate,
please let us know.
We told you in last week's col-


umn that we use A Beka curricu-
lum almost exclusively in our
school, and that each year's work
builds on the year before.
Let's take the stibject of math
for our first example. We teach
math from the approach that real-
ity has.. order and, structure
because a rational' and ,orderly
God created it. The student is riot
creating trtth, ;but learning truth
and finding the precision, exact-
.ness, and completeness in God's
:design of the world in which we
live.
Not only is the curriculum
based on reason and order, so are
the teaching' methods. We believe
in learning the elementary facts of
math-addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division-as a .
secure base on which to build
later mathematical concepts.
Students are taught these
'basic facts through oral and writ-
ten drill, just as the Bible says,
"For 'precept must be upon pre-
cept; line upon line, here a little,
and there a little." (Isaiah 28:10)


4


S.From the Staff and Students at





Eei MGulf County's

Elementary, Middle and High School education Facilities,__









PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999


|1 Florida Garden

Extension Notes

by
4 Roy Lee Carter
iGulf County Extension Service


Understanding the


Major Plant Elements


We all know that plants need
fertilizer. It's virtually impossible
to maintain your landscape and
house plants, or grow a vegetable
garden, without it. But, do you
really understand how fertilizers
work, and 'how plants use the
various elements and the basic
symptoms of specific nutritional
deficiencies?
Obviously, we add fertilizer
to Increase soil fertility. That is,
we supply fertilizer to be sure
plants have 'the .essential nutri-
ents they. need for proper growth.
Since plants absorb these nutri-
ents from the soil, you may won-
der how much fertilizer they con-
'tain.
Surprising as it may seem,
95 percent' of a typical plant's
total mass is made up of three
.elements that come from plain
old air and water. They are: car-
bon, hydrogen, and oxygen. All
the nutrients in the soil, includ-
ing the fertilizer we apply only
make up the remaining five per-'
cent.
You probably already know
that plants need large amounts
"of major elements .and small
amounts of minor elements. In
'the article I will focus on how
plants use the major -elements
nitrogen, phosphorus, and
potassium.
Nitrogen (the first number, in
10-10-10) 'is the most important
element in the whole fertilizer
complex. It's the basis for all
plant growth. because it allows
plants to form compounds called
amino acids.'
Amino acids are the building
blocks of protein; Protein is
required by all living things from
tiny, one celledd organisms to
complex forms of life. Every living
'cell, whether plant or animal
contains protein.
A.s I said. -nitKrogen enables
plants to produce this vital mate-
rial. If a plant doesn't get enough
nitrogen, it will take the protein'
'away from its older leaves and
move it into. new leaves. In a
nitrogen-deficient plant, the old
leaves turn yellow, and the new
growth is smaller than normal.
Plants also need nitrogen.to,,
produce chlorophyll, nucleic
acids. and enzymes. They are
vitally important, because they%


allow plants to convert sunlight
into food-a process know as
photosynthesis.
The second major plant
nutrient is phosphorus. Phos-
phorus is used to store and
transfer energy within the plant,
and to. form nucleic acids, which
carry the plant's genetic code. It
is especially important when
plants are just starting to grow,
because it stimulates the devel-
opment of roots and the first
leaves.
Like nitrogen, phosphorus
can move within the plant tis-
sues.. Deficiency symptoms first
show up in the older leaves. They
appear dull or dark green, and
eventually you can see red, yel-
low or blue pigments through the
leaves, along the main veins.
The third major element is
potassium. Plants' need potassi-
um to move sugars and starches
throughout their leaves and
other tissues. It's essential for
the opening and closing of the
plant's stomata-the tiny holes
in leaf surfaces which allow
plants to absorb carbon dioxide
and release oxygen.
As .in the case of nitrogen
and ,phosphorus deficiencies,
lack of potassium first shows up
on older, leaves. The edges burn
brown, and leaf spots may
appear..,
I hope I've answered some of
your basic questions about how
plants use the major elements in
the fertilizer you apply ,to your
landscape, houseplants, or veg-
etable garden.



Project Grad Gets

Underway at WHS.
: Parents of students -in the
Wewvahltchka High School p"Clpss
of 2000" are encouraged to attend
a planning meeting for Project
Graduation. The meeting is
scheduled for 7:00 on Monday,
September 13, at the WHS
Commons Area.
Project Graduation is a drug
,and alcohol free occasion intend-
ed to provide graduating seniors
an all-night celebration while
ensuring their safety.


Dental Clinic Accepting New Patients


The dental clinic in the Gulf
County Health Department is
pleased to announce that it is
now accepting new patients. It is
also offer tooth whitening


(bleaching).
The dental clinic, located the
Gulf County Health Department,
on 232 East Lake Avenue in
Wewahitchka, accepts most


insurances, Medicaid, and self-
pay.
For more information or an
appointment you may call 639-
4414.


For All Your Office
Supply Needs .

The Star
Publishing Co.
(850) 227-1278


Minutes of the .


Gulf County School Board,

JULY 13, 1999 School for the 1999-2000 school year. Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board Chairman Norton presided, and the
The Gulf County School Board met in Approved a truant officer position funded approved 1999-2000 Gateway Student meeting was opened with an invocation by
regular session on July 13, 1999, at'6:00 'by a grant from the Department of System ,Consortium Resolution and Mrs. Pierce, followed by the Pledge of
p.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board Juvenile Justice in the amount of Contract for Participation. Allegiance led by Mrs. Pridgeon.
Administrative Offices. The following mem- $22,950.00 for the 1999-2000 school On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by .APPROVE ,TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR
bers were present: Caroline Norton, Oscar year. Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board ADVERTISING: On motion by Mr. Redd,
Redd, David Byrd. Charlotte Pierce, and Approved Anne Barrier to enter the DROP approved. 1999-2000 Panhandle Area second by Mrs. Pierce, the Board approved
Mary Pridgeon. The Superintendent and program effective July 1, 1999 with Educational Consortium Risk Management the Superintendent's recommendation for
*Board Attorney were also present. retirement date set at the end of school Consortium agreement, a millage rate of 7.882 for the 1999-20JO0
Chairman Norton presided, and the year 2001-2002. The Board also On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by school year. Byrd, Pierce, and Redd voted
meeting was opened with an invocation by approved Option 2 for payment of ter- Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board YEA; Norton and Pridgeon voted NAY. Mrs.
Mr. Redd. followed by the Pledge of, minal leave: approved 1999-2000 District Participation Pridgeon and Mrs. Norton provided the fol-
Allegiance led by Mrs. Pridgeon., Approved Merri Christie be moved to a in the Panhandle Management lowing .statements for the record:
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Chairman Secretary I-A at the Gulf County Adult Development Network Resolution. Mrs. Pridgeon: "I believe that we
Norton amended the agenda to move the School effective July 1, 1999. On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by should pass on the tax break that-the
Hear frpm Public item up to the beginning Approved the transfer of Carolyn Peak from Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board Legislature gave us to the taxpayers. It's
of the meeting. Mr. Tom Knox addressed her position as Secretary I-A at approved 1999-2000 Cooperative Service not that much, but I feel like, with thecon-
the Board regarding heating/cooling in the 'Highland View Elementary School to Agreement between the Florida .State editions that people are in, in Gull County.
new facilities at Port St. Joe Elementary the Director of Transportation's University and the Gulf County School that they deserve a tax break With our
School. Secretary I-A to replace Daisy Pittman Board .for services through the Regional tremendous increase in the property val-
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: Mr. who retired June.30, 1999. Ms Peak's Multidisciplinary Evaluation and ues, we're bringing in more money and I
Bayne Collins, architect for the Port St. Joe new position is a 12-month position. Consulting Center, think that we 'can adequately meet the
Elementary School project addressed the Approved one additional hour of pay daily On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. needs of our students and also provide at
Board regarding the decision to use electric for Pre-K bus drivers. Pridgeon, and unanimousvote, the Board least this much of a small tax break."
heating/cooling in the new facilities. Approved Sharon Shearer for the School approved submission of the 1999-2000 Mrs. Norton: "And I feel that Mr. Kelley,
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Food Service manager position at Early Intertenuon project application. has done an outstanding job. He has cut a
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board Wewahitchka High School for the 1999- SUPERINTENDENT'S, REPORT: The little bit, but if we can cut a little bit more,
tabled the Superintendent's recommenda- 2000 school year. Board will hold a public hearing for amend- I would like it; therefore, I vote NO."
tion regarding special projects to be done Approved Zen Jones for the School Food ments l.) the Gulf Ditrict Schools Pupil On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
in the 1999-2000 fiscal year. Service assistant manager position at Progres.ion Plan at the August 3rd Board Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
RECOGNITION PLAQUE GCCTA: Wewahitchka High School lor the 1999- meeting. approved the 1999-2000 tentative budget
Representing the Gulf County Classroom 2000 school year. On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. for advertising.
Teachers' Association, Donna Howze Approved MRelody Williams for" a 6,hour Redd, .and unanimous vote, the Board On motion by Mr. Redd. second by Mrs.
requestedthat theBoardallow a plaque o deh r approved continuation of swill removal Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
presented tohatthe GCCTArecognizing mem- Scthe 1999-2000 schoolrkear position for agreements with Charlie Clements. approved the purchase of one 65-passen-
bership growth to be placed in the Clenton Brownell, and Bruce Nixon., ger bus and one 29-passenger bus for the
Administrative Offices of the Gulf, County Student Matters: Approved requests for the On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.' 1999-2000 school year.: -
School Board. Board members agreed, and following students to enter the early Pierce, and unanimous vote the Board CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
congratulated the Gulf' County Classroom admissions program for the l999-2000 approved funding request from the Gulf motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr Redd.
Teachers' Association, schoolquired grantif .5g wivers fodent Countr. Schools Gold Card Club for activi- and unanimous vote, theBoard approved
ADOPTION OF AGENDA On motion by re tler and Leon Tel ue to promote academic excellence in the Change Order No. 07 for the Port St. Joe
Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd. and unani- y. L T 1999-2000 school year. Elementary School construction project for
mous vote, the Board adopted the amend- ApproveCd request of Mr. and Mrs. ;Leigh On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by an increase of $44,620.00 In the contract
ed agenda. Chapman for their children, Wells and Mrs. Pridgeon. and. unanimous vote, the price for asbestos abatement.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr. Louisiana Chapman. Franklin County Board approved notices for the Florida PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by
Byrd, second by Mrs Pridgeon. nd unan- cins, to te- Gul District Educational Equity Act and the Right- to Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
imous ote. the Board took noted action on 9992000 year Know Law for the 1999-2000 school year. unanimous vote, the Board approved the
the following consent items: BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs. CHALLENGED MATERIAL: On motion following personnel matters:
pioval Minutes: Approved the minutes Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and utank- by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and Accepted letter of resignation from Lee
for June 8 and 30 1999. mous vote,the Board approved the follow- unanimous vote, the Board accepted :the Anna Parrish from her position offirst
udget Maters/Payenting bid malls: Thetters for the 1999-2000 school District Challenged Materials Review grade teacher at Port St. Joe
fludgst Matters/Payment of Bills: The year: milk 7 Dairy Fresh Corporation; bread Committee's recommendations relating to Elementary School effective June. 28,
Board approved payment of Florida Flowers Baking Company; cleaning sup- procedures to be implemented pertaining 1999.o Elementary School effective June, 28
Assoeiatioendent of District 1999-2000 anSchool ple Eco-Labland Southern Cleaning to novels which will be used for classroom Accepted letter of resignation from Barbara
Superintendents 1999-2000 annual Supply. studies. Thee recommendations are as ol- cepted letter ofresignation fromBarbara
dues in the amomt of $5,077.00. PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by lowes. The:e recommendations areas fol- Duncan from her position of third grade
The Board approved payment of Florida Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and Parents shoulder notified four school effective July 14, 1999.Joe Eementary
School Boards Association 1999-2000 unanimous yote, the Board approved the wees prior to a supplementanoed our School effective July 4, 1999.
annual dues in the amount f 1999-2000 Workforce Development Fees. taught in class. Approved request for leave of absence for
$7,616.00. On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. P m b i the 1999-2000 school year from Jan
The Board approved payment of member- Pierce. and unanimous vote the Board 2. Parents must be abe to obta a Nobles, kindergarten teacher at Port St.
,ship fee for participation in the approved proposed changes in the Public from, the class from the scr.. library or JoeElementarySchool.
Panhandle Management Development Schools Element of the Gulf County fro the classroom teacher. PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Network during the 1999-'2000 f fiscal Comprehensive Plan as submitted by the 3Parents will have three weeks, from Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon and
year in the amount of $1,831.00. Gulf County .Board of .County the date the notice was sent home to note unanimous vote, the Board approved three
The Board approved payment of 1999-2000 Commissioners. an .:.blecunor and to make an appointment lease agreements with North Florida
ch District Council / On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. o meet mh the teacher to select an alter- Medical Center, Inc., d/b/a North Florida
Small School District Council / On motion by Mr. Redd, second byMrs. native novel. H S
Consortium participation fee in the Pierce, and, unanimous vote, the Board e Head Start. These agreements .were
amount of $2,750.00. approved the 1999-2000 agreement 4. Where the Red Fern Grows is an approved for the Superintendent's signa-
Persannel: Approved two additional teach- between the Bay County School Board and appropriate novel for the elementary school ture contingent upon the Board Attorney's
ing positions at Wewahitchka the Gulf County School Board for the Gulf and should remain available to students. approval.
Elementary School for the 1999-2000 County School System to provide an edu- ..ADJOURIMENT:. On; option ,by. Mr. On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by
school year cation.for a- Cou 'nt students living in Redd, second by Mr. Byrd. and unanimous Mis." Pierce, 'and uhnaimous':Vote; the
Approved Paula Oakes rr'an ESE'teiching the 6iclnIt~ of Mexico Beach ':'vote, the;Board adjourned at 8:40 p.m. Board approved submission 'of the
position i'-6tPort St. Joe Middle School On motion Mr dgeon. secon b Pby ren. second' Eisenhower Title II gant application for
for the 1999-2000 school year. Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board G cNT S O AD the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved transfer of Elizabeth Howell from approved the 1999-2000 School Resource GUL COUNTY SCHOOL BOOn motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Port St. Joe Elementary School to Port Officer agreement between the Gulf County JULY 22, 1999 Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
St. Joe Middle School's SMART/Second School Board and the Gulf County Sheriffs approved the Five Year Master Inservice
Chance program for. the 1999-2000 Office. sThe Gulf County School Board met in Plan for Professional Development..
school yearnc pr a fr 1 0 O fe special session on July 22, 1999, at 10:00 Development.
school year. On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by a.m.; ET, in the Gulf'County School Board On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Approved David Scott Lamberson for a sci- Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board Administrative Offices. The following mem- Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
ence teaching position at Port St. Joe approved Resolution and membership fees bers were present: Caroline Norton, Oscar approved the 1998-99 Equity. Update
High School for the 1999-2000 school of $2,750.00 for the Small School District Redd, Charlotte Pierce, and Mary Pridgeon. report for Gulf County Schools.
year. Council Consortium for,,the ,1999-2000 Board member David Byrd.joined the meet- ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Approved Chris Harding for the technology school year. ing by teleconference. The Superintendent Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Pierce. and unan-
leaching poslUon at Wewahitchka High On moon by Mrs Pridgeon. second bt and Board Attorney were also present. imous vote. the Board adjourned at 1-50


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Sales Associates:
Janice Brownell,
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Joan Kent, Broker/Sales
Associate
New Listings
205 Arkansas Dr., Mexico Beach This single wide home has 2 Br, 2
Ba, unfurnished, .'washer/dryer hook-ups, cen. 'heat/air, fenced,
yard. $54,900,
109 C 29th St. Mexico Beach "Water's Edge" This 2 Br, 2 full bath
condo is just steps from the beach. Furnished, washer/dryer, cen-
tral heat/air. Great Rental! $159,000.
704 Highway 98 Two lots with Unobstructed Gulf. View, zoned
General Commercial, lots are 100' on highway and 150' deep, lots
are fenced, $275,000.
1032 Georgia.Ave. Callaway This custom built home has 3 bd., 2
ba, Jacuzzi & shower in master bath, laundry rm., formal dining rm.,,
Fla. rm. Just minutes from Tyndall. $149,500. Reduced to $139,900.
MEXICO BEACH
414 Colorado Drive, This Pre-Construction home has 3 bedrooms,
2 baths, approx, 1400 sq. ft. heat/cool, master bedroom has walk-in
closet, garage, large lot approx. 100 x 158, great floor plan, within
walking'distance to beach. $129,900.00
119 Fourth St. This double wide mobile home is in excellent condi-
tion and near the beach. ThiN U ie ligre has 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths,
master bedroom has walk-in t lLral heat/air, new carpet, gar-
den tub in master bedroom, $89,900.00
123 Fourth Street This double wide mobile home is on a corner lot,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, center JR aldeck, large shed, driveway,
near beach, excellent condlti' L ro.00o
101-C Miramar Dr. Very nice townhome 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath town-
home, furnished, privacy fnlgfUiL:l irs deck has water view.
$109,000.~ IL
820 Hwy. 98. This commercial building has many possibilities.
Located in high traffic area of Mexico Beach. Approx. 1200 sq. ft. lot
size approx. 66'x88'. $350,000.


SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
701 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths,
formal dining room, breakfast room, laundry room. Master bath has
garden tub, separate shower. Other features include covered patio,
screened, heated pool, fence'l yard, sprinkler system, landscaped.
$229,900.00
707 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful stilt home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
approx. 2248 sq. ft., pantry, lots of storage, dual heat/air, fireplace.
Ig. laundry rm., upstairs loft room may be used for office, playroom,
den, large deck. $163,000.


lot 65x130, financing available. $4,000.00 down, $247.16 per month
for 15 years 10% interest $27,000.
WEWAHITCHKA
121 Ridge Crest, Bryant's Landing, This 1993 double-wide mobile
home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, cen. heat/air, satellite dish, storage
building, decks, near the river, great fishing, never been flooded.
$36,000.

VACANT LAND


ST. JOE BEACH MEXICO BEACH
410, 412, Colorado Drive tspprox. 100' x 153', cleared,
7438 Georgia Ave. 3 bedroom 2 bath, very well. kept double wide homes only, each lot $29,90 LEDV
ter bedroom back -420 Colorado Dr., lot approx. 100'x158', cleared, homes only.
yard. $69,000. $29,900.
236 Pine St. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath is just a short walk to beach, $25,401 Texas Drive lot approx. $24,00'x00' homes only, water tap paid
has extra room built on side for storage, great rental or beach retreat. $25,000. Reduced to $24,500, Homes only.
$49,000.


348 Cortez St. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home is on 2 large lots,
approx. 150'x150', seller C^"lrJt appraisal. Priced below
appraisal. Great fixer-upper. VrrdtR'ell1 $79,900.
'136 Pineda t, ,VW PnT BE H-IN FIRST
BLOCK OF PhT n i.Roe,, fireplace,
walk-in closets in all bedrooms, screened porch $89,900,
PORT ST. JOE & AREAS
341 Ponderosa, Jones Homestead. L uble wide mobile home, 3
bedrooms,. 2 baths, 12'x12' shed, new roof in 1997, $39,900.
Reduced to $35,000.
OVERSTREET
3720 Highway 386 This beautiful modular home has 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, den with fireplace, laundry room. Master bath has jacuzzi and
separate shower. Other features include fish pond, above ground
pool, deck, covered porch, metal building (approx. 40 x 60), approx 4
acres, just minutes from the beach. $129,900.00
321 Whitfiel l cL- 3e r, bth e, fireplace,
near Wetap lfll l fotl rnl L "e. Won't last
long at this price $40,000.00
HOWARD CREEK
7661 Shell Cracker St. This mobile.home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,
central heat/air, cook & boat shed, car & utility shed, chain link fence


, BEACON HILL
Sun Ray Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid, financing avail-
able. $36,000..
Sun Ray Court, Lot 16, water tap paid, financing available, $34,000.
GULFAIRE SUBD.,
Phase IV, Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4, blk 1, $28,500 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Santa Anna St. in First Bl k B h, 50'x175', lot 8, block 5,
Owner financing, lot has be 46,000.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
Hwy. 98 across highway from beach. 168'x112' lot. $150,000.
Reduced to $140,000.
PORT ST. JOE AREA
HOMES ONLY'- Plantation Dr., Cape Plantation Lot 8 $18,000.
REDUCED $14,000.
DVERSTREET
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots 1 and 2 approx. 1.4 acres each.
$12,500.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots 3 and 6 approx. 2 acres o
$15,500 each.


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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY that pursuant to a Writ of
Execution issued in the County Court of Gulf
County. Florida. on the 5th day of August. 1999. in
-the cause wherein Citizens Federal Savings Bank,
was plaintiff and Andrew Gainer, was defendant,
being case No. 98-209-CC in said court.
I Frank McKeithen. as Sheriff of Gulf
SCounty, Florida, have levied upon all the right. title
Sand interest of the defendant Andrew Gainer in
and to the following described property, to-wit:
1969 Ford. Pick-up. Color-White,
S. YIN #F10ACE13645
TAG #COLL177085
And on the 14th day of September, 1999, at the
"iFront Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in the
City of Port St. Joe. Florida, Gulf County, Florida,
at the hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as
po.stible I will offer for sale all of the said defen-
d i3 Andrew Gainer right, title and interest in
Si rafoesaid property at public outcry and will sell the
same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and
S... judgments. if any, to the highest and best bidder or
bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.
/s/ Frank McKeithen
of Gulf County. Florida
By: Frank McKeithen
J'in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act" persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact Frank McKeithen not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding, at Gulf County
.,Sheriffs Office 227-1115.
4tc. August 12. 19, 26. and September 2, 1999.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Case No: 99-270-CA
*' Division:
SANN HOLLOWAY. '
Petitioner
and
WILLIAM VANCE HOLLOWAY.
Respondent.
SNOTICEOF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: WILLIAM VANCE HOLLOWAY

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
''1flied 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
beforee 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-
Sidnts 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
Swill be mailed to the address on record at the
'erk's office. :
WARNING; Rule 12.285. Florida Family Law
.. RLdei' of ciFuCir- re.ulfi certain automatic dis-
clo;ure of d-cumenr and Information. Failure to
,c.a pih caAn result in sanctions, including dis-
,Ti'. j or striking of-pleadings.
are, 8/10/99. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
/S/ M. VAUGHAN
Deputy Clerk
4tc, August 12, 19, 26 and Siepiemner 2, 1999.
NOTICE OF [INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
"' rose and Effect: The Gulf County School,
f'-,13oard proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
p provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
.for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
E.i:u juun Rule I
Summary Tihe- fll.:.'.ing is a brief description of
each pr,:.p-,, ,ch, -e
4.30 Challenged Materials
Economic Lmpac.t: Th- pr:.p'.slJ **ilI re-ulti inr
jj r..i ,pu-e..r .,...i[- ,asociatd 1ll jlTplemrLn uJur,
aiD IFIREQUESTBD.A&HEARING. WILLIBEtHELDAT:
Tc) Time: 6:6600 T #TI r s I
Date: Tuesday, .September 7, 1999
|1 0 "Place: Board Room,
Cull' C.:.unrrv S:ho .l B.:.ual Ollii:e
'150 J M idle Sh.:..oI a.:
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
-i.LpecLt-d d.u rmi regular office hour- a the Gulf
C.'ur,., 5.:h.:.I:. Board Office, 150 ,Middle SScnool


Road. 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
E. Kelley. Superintendent.
Amendments:
4.30 Challenged Materials
2tc, August 26 and September 2, 1999.
CORRECTED QNOTIE OF APPLICATION EQ
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
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 62 Application No. 99-02
Year of Issuance: 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
SOO43'07'W, 774.06 feet to an iron bar,
then S89'47'25"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
right of way for Forehand Road 939.75 feet
to'an iron bar; then N8930'31"E, along said
North boundary line 224.73 feet to an iron
bar and the Point of Beginning. From said
Point of Beginning, continue N89*30'31"E
along said North boundary line 208.50 feet:
then leaving said North boundary line run
N0029'29'W 208.50 feet to an iron bar;
then S89'30'31"W. 208.50 feet to an iron
bar; then S00'29'29"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 Shirle Kling
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
A.M.. E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 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
Deputy Clerk
4tc, August 26 and September 2. 9, and 16. 1999.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, .sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the
Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday,
September 7, 1999. to determine whether the City
will authorize a deviation to Zoning Ordinance for
a 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.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc. August 26 and September 2, 1999.
INVITATION TO BID
The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids for
one (1) Generator for the Water Plant. materials
and labor for installation to be included
Specifications may be obtained from Ciry HUIll
Wewahitchka. Florida, between 7:00 AM and 4:00
PM (CDT) Mon Fn The Cml riesn re s -e ; n&-ilt i
rejecit r and ,l lltbid id r:. awvrd ure bid u L the
lowest and best bid in he ..pinionr he
*.Wewahitchka, City C-:-ITImrs:-i.n ia mutn t be
received no later than 4:00 PM (CDT) on September
i3,qT I1999, ,Bitssiwilbl'e opened-.at theoCity
Comrmi s.in mrneunr.e :r. September 13, 1999 at
6:80 ".1 M C DT)
Jerri Linton '
City Clerk
2tc. August 26 and September 2, 1999.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
SNotice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter


865.09CFNorIdaEStttsthuneigditnd


865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and in
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: B & A Auto &
Towing.
MAILING ADDRESS: 4560 CR 386, Port St. Joe.
FL 32456.
OWNER (S): William A. Miller.
Itc. September 2, 1999.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Wewahitchka announces that the
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer
Confidence Report) for the period of January 1,
1998 through December 31, 1998. is now available
for public inspection at City Hall during normal
business hours (7:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. CST).
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
2tc, September 2 & 9, 1999.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Board of County
Commi --I.n fill r-ce,.et e ld ltid- fr-i:,rr, an qui-
illed per .:.rn l .:r. pi, oi : .:.rp. :.,rau,,on interies'el in
c.:.r,.inri .ung ri' e u i.' l.l ..-irn pr.:.j),t
GULF COUNTY ROADS, 1999
FI- iu-,,J ; p ec il, KiUon; cm hbe obtained at
F.-blI RuF-h IrI: 4,'2 helid A.nue, Port St. Joe,
Fonridj 32456 18501 227 7200' Project #3.81.
Courplc.uo.n 'i te i'f.r ti i project will be 60
dav from the rtile oI the N.uce to Proceed pre-
send i :, t..the. nu.cce-lul bidder Liquidated dam-
ages for failure to complete the project on the spec-
'ifled date will'be set at $200.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number and what 'the bid Is for.
Along with the bid, contractors.are to submit'
a bid bond amounting to 5 percent of base bid.
Before finalizing a c.-:.n= cl. cc.nLra,:u-r- uae to f.iur
nish performance I:,r :uid n, maeri[l brnd .'
amounting to 100 percent ,tf ,crauacti um Thlee i
bonds shall be counieriunrd ry wr maut.hn!d 'Qd
agent who is a resident in Florida, who is qualified
for the execution of such instruments, and the
bond shall have attached thereto Power of Attorney
of the signing official.
Attention of bidders is called to the Licensing
Law of Florida. All bidders must comply with all
applicable state and local laws concerning licens-
ing, registration and regulation of contractors
doing business in Florida.
Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and enc-tura.e: rrain..nty and women
owned businesses it parucipatele i thh project as :
prime or sub contractor.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Time, on September 28. 1999,' at the Gulf County .
Clerk's Office, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. and will be
opened and read aloud on September 28, 1999, at
7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$100.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks
should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
TOMMY KNOX CHAIRMAN
2tc, September 2 & 9. 1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE "
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
"NORTH CAROLINA SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 99-252
DIVISION
THERESA T. RICHARDSON A/K/A
THERESA T. MCCARY, et al,
Defendant (s)


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THERESA T RICHARDSON A/K.'A THERESA
T MCCARIY
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE
341 C:.nez SLreet
- Fa.', S.[ Joe. B ntac FL 32456
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
ANY reND AIL IUNJKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY.,
THROUGHH UNDER. AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAM.IED INDRIDLUAL DEFENDAI'Ji-\l WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE. WHETHER
SAID LiNKNOWI% PARTIES MAY CLAI?.1 AN INTER
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS. DEVISE5ES
GRANTEES. OR OTHER CLAIMANTS.
LAST KNOWN UNKNOWN
RESIDENCE:


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999 PAGE 5B



Carolina P&L, Florida Progress



Agree to $17 Billion Combination


Creating the Ninth-Largest Energy



Carolina Power & Light
Company (CP&L) and Florida
'Progress Corporation announced
'oh August 23rd that their boards
of directors have unanimously
approved a definitive agreement
to combine the two companies.
Under the terms of the agree-
ment, Florida Progress sharehold-
ers will receive $54 per Florida
'Progress common share in a com-
bination of cash and aA new CP&L
holding company's 'common
stock. The total value of the trans-
action is approximately $5.3 bil-
lion.
Florida Progress shareholders
will have the right to elect cash or
stock subject to proration if the
elections exceed 65 percent in
cash or 35 percent in stock. The
stock component of the consider-
ation is subject to a collar if the
average' price 'of the new CP&L
holding company's stock for the
20-day period ending five days
prior to closing is greater than
$45.39 or less than $37.13. Both
the cash and stock components
will be taxable to Florida Progress
shareholders.
The combined company will
have a total enterprise value of
approximately $17 billion ($8 bil-
lion in equity, $9.1 billion in net
debt arid preferred stock). The
combination is expected to, be
accounted for as a purchase and
is anticipated to be accretive in
the first full year after closing.
Thereafter, CP&L expects the
combined company to have annu-
al growth in earnings pershare of
seven to eight percent.


CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mongAge on the a l:,louing propertin m GULF
County Flonda

LOT SIX (6), IN BLOCK FORTY-TWO (42)
OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH, UNIT NUMBER
TWO (2), ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL
PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
\GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND: 1996 HORTON MOBILE HOME-
MODEL SHO II ID# H117358GLR
has been filed against you and you are required to
'ene a r.aop of" .,ur urniter, d-l .nse if ',sl within
3'0 da ia'ter the lir t pirbli:auorn 01 t-his N.,uce of
A ,or,. on Echs irn. M.1cCll R.FuTritr Barrenu &
Frappier Plidnu]fr, aiuLrrne, wri-e ad'.lr'- is 601
Ba!zh rcr B,.,ule.ard Suit ihr) T -,pa Fli,-.ndi
53606. arnd file ie .'n, r nal i a. thil C':urtu uei-er
bel.3e ;r ice un Pljru J'l' ,iorney or im nrrediatei
ly thereafter;' otherwise a deiauhl .%il t.' rnitre-d
against you for the rellef demanded In' the
Complaint or petition.
This r,, ,ue ahsli bu phr.h nce e3rn
weekij.:.r rn.) .esecuuu e .ek s Ir, Tr. ine eS
\vTNEf ri n6 sm iraro a -d 1 Lr.,el i.:.I thh Counr
or, Lhif 27th day of ,Auguilt I '9
Ber, r, C Liuter
Clerh. ,.1 ire C.ourt
B3 ,.,. T Kn:.,.
: As Deputy Clerk
In accordance thi-, theui Amenans u-i Dl'abilues
Anct perso.ns neeating a speclil acLumir.,dauon to
parucipae in Lia sp prcceedig sr.:.ul.l contact Gull
County Court iiu.e 1850.229, 61 13 ITDDI
2tc, September 2 & 9, 1999.


This combination creates the
nation's ninth-largest energy util-
ity based on generating capacity
of more than 18,500 megawatts.
The combined company will have
total revenues of $6.7 billion
(based on 1998) and 2.5 million
electricity customers in a 50,000-
square-mile retail service area.

The company will'have a pow-
erful presence in the Southeast-
ern electric and natural gas mar-
kets,' and will be dedicated to
expanding the region's electric
generation capacity and delivering
reliable, competitively priced
energy throughout its high-
growth service area.
William Cavanaugh,' chair-
man, president ahd chief execu-
tive officer of CP&L said, "The
acquisition .of Florida Progress
represents a major step toward
fulfilling our strategic plan of
'becoming a' leading energy
provider in the Southeast. Like
the Carolinas, Florida is one of
the 'highest growth areas in the
country.

"The predominantly residen-
tial base of Florida Power (Florida
Progress' primary subsidiary) is
an excellent complement to our
mix, of more commercial and
industrial customers. The com-
plementary growth in both CP&L
and Florida Power territories and
the. wholesale market in the
Southeast will enhance our plans
,to add more gas-fired generating
Capacity and will increase our sit-
ing options as well as the markets
for our product.

"With our recent 'acquisition.
''f"North Carolina Natural Gas
Corp.; this combination with
Florida Progress will- enhance our
competitive position in the gener-
ation, power marketing and deliv-
ery of energy services in the best
area of the country to be in the


Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.


a -' '-'5'


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1402 Hwy. 98,. Mexico Beach, Florida: ,,,


850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959

BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Maakoai, Associate 850-647-5004


OPEN HOUSE Sat., 'Sept. 4 & Mon., Sept. 6
8:00 a.m 3,p.m. CT "MODEL OPEN"
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412A & B 7th Street Mexico Beach (2) NEW 2 B., 2 lull Ba ,oanhoome Or.
landscaped lot, paved street with easy access to the Beach!)I Approx.
750+SF, plus front sun deck and back. patio area. Cen. elec. h/ac, ceiling
fans, custom'.wood cabinets, and appliances. Buyer may choose carpet &
vinyl colors w/construction contract. Must see this affordable Beach Retreat!
Only $79,900.00 Each.

NEW LISTINGS:


Beacon Hill iThs


,-, e i r-d ha, 2 i2
'5,cc .n I I t or.
a ." 25. .l .C -11 '
fronm lot. Hardwood
floors throughout, recessed lighting, central heat & a/c, all new windows, doors, electrical,
plumbing, appliances, new metal roof, beautifully furnished and decorated. Custom made
designer curtains throughout. Large screened pdrch overlooks the Gulf and sun deck with
boardwalk to the beach $395,000.00


S201 8th Street l pS to the Beachl
Florida rooW OW- iSarL. c llB ZETl l50,000.00. "AS
IS."
9206 Starfish Beacon Hill 3 Br, 1 Ba. single family home on 3 corner lots, (150'x1 00').
Front screened porch & sun deck. Exterior vinyl siding, concrete pad for carport or
garage. Cen. heat, needs outside AC unit. Liv. rm. has stone fireplace, kitchen and din-
ing area has wood cabinets.'Appliances include refrig., gas range. $70,000. "AS IS."
GULF FRONT
1309 Hwy. 98 MEXICO BEACH. GULF FRONT LOT 66.6' x 80' corner lot in the heart
of Mexico Beach. $285,000.00.
112 32nd St.i i R I ing, 2 Ba S m-
pletely furnilU MrNllr vct Uere ruvI'ed deck off living
room has great Gulf view! Currently on rental program with good rental history. $175,000.

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dwaU tde 4a4', a, ,ee/eed!


HARMON BEACH HOUSE 809 Hwy 98 MEXICO BEACH. Cull r..r.i Pia..,'r 3 Be 3 B'5
Cu'. ,d.' .,0.,d and bu.,h '.*u,,li, has,t, h, T -.e ,,rh'uii .' 1, d :Lsran.I a.d n tu.,',-rhu i Bil, -
SF, plus walk-around decks. On 70' corner lot professionally landscaped. 10' ceilings,
crown moulding, ceramic tile flooring and Par.cra.s..: ..a ct i'.? C,-ull '. e. -r6 rO -.'nl
Master suite has walk-in closet and iag bal .'s .parase .-..,, dre,' .g. area 't-o.'i
.T,:, am.:r,, !i $595,000.

MEXICO BEACH
416 7th Street 3 Br 2 Ba single .is than 2 years old and neat os a pin!
SEasy access to the Bea,. Lg h l J IJlid :e.0.,-9 i,,.,en -,ha :usMr.. cal
cabinets. Lg. Master :-droc.rr, e. l garage 0.-. en.a i 10'. 18 33, l.snd.
scoped lot w/underground sprinkler system. Much morelll $112,500.00.
5th Street 100' x 158.33' lot with easy access to Beach. Unit 14, BIk A, Lot 9. $20,000.
Floating Bridge Road Overstreet. f j ,'a Acres with 346' on'lthe Infracoastal,
Waterway with older frame homlW I Septic *.i2 .-ell -, .J.,rage b.Ld-
ings. $70,000.00 ,
136 Bay St. St. Joe Beach. Traditional older beach cottagel 2 Br 1 Ba only 1/2 block to
beach Interior has been upgraded and mostly remodeled. Florida rooms on front oand
back of home. 75'x125' lot. Electrical has been ..pgradid r.e-' breaker boxes.
Affordable beach retreat. $82,500.
427 Colorado Dr. Lovely design and floor pli i : r,,'c..'.-. B,' 2 oba i,,e a. >,',a
large 100'x158.33' lot within walking JT3.ice 1o Bv.cih lt has .aihed .:e.l..g. Il.,re
place w/ceramic accent and wood ,.a.leI k.ih:l-.er, .,-,,r.g afr3 ,he- 9 :eisl .-- i 3
lovely bay window. Large master Br as -.i al .r. i1 i rr.,er tbah -.s h.rIpaiol 'ub
and separate shower. $124,900. PRE CONSTRUCIION. t i' ? 900.
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LOTS
RESIDENTIAL (Houses Only)
NEW DEVELOPMENT PALM RIDGE SUBD. ST. JOE BEACH Only 2 blocks to the BeachI
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MEXICO BEACH
Arizona Dr. 100'xl08.33' lot comply cy^ l ready for building. Unit 14, Blk E,
Lol 11. $17,000. IP 'L "
15th St. 10 acres. Zoned residential low density prime development! $90,000.
Gulfaire Drive 75'x125' Lot 14, BIk D, $30,000.


RESTRICTED MOBILE-HOME SUBDIVISION LA SIESTA BAXTER'S BEACON HILL RESTRICTED MOBILE HOMES PARK
Corner Hwy 386 and 15th SI. .eau.tully landscaped enrar,,:ce pa.ed !,rei -,ih Sun Ray Court lot 7. Hi t.plic lonk and water male, Reduced ike $29;000.;
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water natural gas, electric, phone, cable, and city sewer (available Spring Norh Patrick St.- Overstreet I a e ce. 0.00
1999). Deed restrictions: Zoned for mobile homes only! All lots recently filled
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NEW DEVELOPMENT

AT ST.JOE BEACH'










Restricted Housing Subdivision Homes Only! Only 2 Blocks to the Beach!

Large cleared lots ready for building: high and dry
,Paved Streets Covenants and Restrictions

Underground Utilities: City Water, Natural Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable

Directions: Hwy. 98 to Pine St. N. on Pine St. 2 blocks to Alabama, right to entrance of subdivision


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The Wetappo and Five Point

Landfills will be closed for Labor

'Day on' Monday, September 6, and

will reopen at the regular time on

Tuesday, September 7, 1999.
1te, Seplembe 2,. 1999


Utility Company
energy business."
"Florida Progress employees,
like our own, bring considerable
expertise and experience to the
larger company," Mr. Cavanaugh
said. "The expanded diversity of
employee talents and skills will
position us for, leadership in the
evolving energy services industry.
We will build on that talent and
on both companies' tradition of
community service and delivering
superior performance for cus-
tomers and shareholders."
This announcement is the lat-
est and most significant develop-
ment in CP&L's regional energy
strategy, which continues to build
momentum in 1999. This sum-
mer, CP&L added 325 MW of elec-
tric'generation-part of a planned
7,000 MW of generation additions
over the next decade to meet
growing retail needs and increase
sales in the competitive wholesale
market.
CP&L also acquired North
Carolina Natural Gas Corp. in
July and,is developing natural gas
pipeline expansion plans to fuel
CP&L's planned power plants.
Florida Progress is a Fortune
500 diversified utility holding
company with assets of $6.3 bil-
lion. Its principal subsidiary is
Florida Power, one of the nation's
leading electric utilities commit-
ted to serving its 1.3 million cus-
tomers in Florida with competi-
Sively priced energy. excellent reli-

ability, and outstanding customer
service. Diversified operations
include rail services, marine oper-
ations and coal mining.
;; Headquartered in; Raleigh,
CP&L provides electricity and
energy services to 1.2 million cus-
tomers in the Carolinas and pro-
vides natural gas distribution and
service, through a wholly owned
subsidiary, to about 178,000 cus-
tomers in, eastern and southern
North Carolina. :


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Gulf Coast Community College to Offer Health-Related Courses


Gulf Coast Community
College will offer the following
courses to update health profes-
sionals during the month of
September. Register for these
courses in advance at the
Lifelong Learning Center on the
second floor of the Student
Union East. Fees listed are for
Florida residents.
Registration is held Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If auxiliary
aids and services are needed, or
for more information, call 872-
3823.
*AIDS Update will address
prevention with an emphasis on
the epidemiology of HIV infec-
tion, the appropriate infection
control precautions and the legal
implications. Information about
new medications and a review of
Florida law including confiden-
tiality and treatment will be dis-
cussed.
The course will be held on
Monday, September 13, from 6 to
8 p.m. The fee is $6. This course
meets AIDS update requirements
for Florida licensed health pro-
fessionals and is approved for all
health professions.
*Diabetes in Children from
Infancy to Adolescence provides
intervention education to facili-
tate blood glucose management
for the infants as well as the teen
and highlights special concerns
for the school age child. The
class will be held on Thursday,
September 16, from 5:30 until
8:30 p.m. The cost is $9 and is
approved for CAP, DA, DH, EMS,
MA, NUi and PS.
*Therapeutic Blood With-
drawal will teach beginners how
to perform routine phlebotomies,
including both didactic and tech-
nical training !using standard
aseptic venipuncture techniques
on artificial arms.
Workbook and all supplies
are included in the fee of $30.
Course completers will receive
certificates of attendance., The
class will be held on Saturday,
September 25, from 8 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. The course is approved


for EMS, MA. RAD, and RC.
*Hepatitis will survey all
kinds of viral hepatitis, including
Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G.
Modes of transmission, at-risk
groups, available vaccines and
danger to health care workers
will be discussed. The class will
be held on Monday, September
27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is
$6 and is approved for CAP, CL,
DA, DH, EMS, MA, NU, RAD and
RC.
*Domestic Violence Training
will define battery, abuse, neglect
and exploitation. Information
about community resources and
the agenda to follow when report-
ing will be outlined. This session
on prevention, recognition,
reporting and intervention meets
the Florida state requirement
outlined by Florida Statues
455.222. The class will meet on
Tuesday, September 21, from 7
to 9 p.m. The cost is $6 and is
approved for all health, profes-
sions excluding Cl and PT.
*CPR Update will be offered
on Wednesday,' September 29,
from 1 until 5 p.m. The American
Heart Association BLS curricu-
lum comprises modules on adult
one-rescuer and two-rescuer
CPR; pediatric one-rescuer CPR,
barrier devices and automated
external defibrillation.
A written evaluation and
manikin :skill evaluation are
required. Participants must hold
a current BLS card with an expi-
ration date of this class date or
earlier. The cost is $13, plus the
cost of the manual, and is
approved for CL. DA, DH, MA,
NU and RAD.
*HIV to AIDS will examine
modes of transmission, exposure
categories, infection control pro-
cedures, terminology and statis-
tical data for HIV/AIDS. This
course meets State of Florida
licensure requirements for" all
health professions. The class will
meet on Thursday, September
30, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The
cost is $12 and is approved for
all health professions.
*Humor and Health: The


Mind. Body. Spirt Connection
will discuss how humor and pos-
itive emotions enhance health
and emotional well-being. The
presentation will include small
group discussion, lecture and
demonstration. The class will.be
held on Friday, October 1, from 1
until 4 p.m. The cost is $9 and is
approved for CAP, EMS, MA, NU,
PA, RAD and RC.
*Introduction to Brain
Gym-Gulf Coast Community
College and the Mental Health
Association are co-sponsoring a
two-hour workshop which teach-
es activities that integrate the
functioning of the brain. It will be
held on September 9, from '6:30
until 8:30 p.m. in the Student
Union Conference Center.
Brain Gym has been taught
in thousands of public and pri-
vate schools world wide, and is
used in corporate, institutional
and athletic training programs.
Brain Gym is helpful in overcom-
ing blocks to learning and specif-
ic learning disabilities by teach-
ing the brain to activate all its
functions more fully.
It has been 'found to reduce
discipline problems and increase
motivation, Improve confidence
and self esteem, increase focus
and attention, as well as building
critical thinking and academic
skills.
Since 1900, Brain Gym has
been selected annually by the
National Learning Foundation,


the private sector branch of the
White House Task Force on
Learning, as one of the leading
technologies for education.
The cost of the workshop is
$25. To pre-register call Joyce
Tassone at (850) 648-5939.
*Ethics and the Children-
Gulf Coast Community College,
Health South Emerald Coast


Rehabilitation, Gulf Coast
Medical Center and Bay Medical
Center are co-sponsoring a
forum for health care profession-
als to discuss ethical needs con-
cerning healthcare of children.
Legal issues will also be
addressed and applicable case
studies will be presented and dis-
cussed.


The seminar will be held on
Friday, September 17, from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m. in GCCC's'
Student Union Conference
Center. The cost is $25. The sem-'
mar is approved for seven credit.:
hours and certificates of atten-
dance will be awarded at the con-
clusion of the seminar.
(See HEALTH on Page 8B)
*/.


Service Award Recipients
GT Com recently recognized two of its employees for their dedicated service to the company.
In the photo on the left, Sarah Lamberson, of Port St. Joe, is being presented a Cross pen and pen-
cil set for her 15 years of service by Ferrin Seay.
On the right (1 to r), Lillie Mae Gilbert, of Overstreet, stands alongside her JVC 20" stereo telee,,
vision received from Jean Griffin on behalf of the company as recognition of her 30 years of ded-
ication to the firm.


Albert H. Smith
Albaert4.Al":.Howard Smith,
g4, ofx&oPort St. Joe, died
Wednesday, August 25, in
Tallahassee. Born In Tifton,
Georgia he moved to Port St. Joe
in 1947 from Sarasota.
Mr. Smith was 'a mainte-
nance supervisor of the St. Joe
Paper Company for 34 years. He
was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
and a member of the Adult Men's
Sunday School Class.
Mr. Smith was also the
owner of Smith's Painters Supply
and the past chairman of the
Loan Committee of the St. Joe
Papermakers Credit Union. He is
preceded in death by three broth-
ers, Horace D. Smith, Frank E.
Smith, and Harold Sumner.
Mr. Smith is survived by his
wife, Virginia Smith of Port St.
Joe; one son. Jerry AlMan Smith
and wife, Kim of Port St. Joe; one
daughter, Melody Smith Nelson
and husband. Marshall of Port
St. Joe; four brothers, Marvin J.
Smith and wife, Terry of Tampa,
Allen Sumner and wife, Doris of
Ashford, Alabama; Lee Sumner
and wife, Jo of Hartwell, Georgia
and Clarence Sumner and wife,
Camilla of Newnan, Georgia, two
sisters, Ethel Bear of Bradington
and Alice Sticksel of Brandon;
four grandsons, Joshua Alan
Smith, Jared Anderson Smith,
Bryce McKenzie Nelson and Reis
Carrington Nelson, all of Port St.
Joe; special niece, Margie
Schwerdt; three sisters-rin-law,
Jewell Smith of Altha, Irene
Smith of Clearwater, and Jo H.
Smith of Abe Springs; and
numerous nieces, nephews and
.friends.
Mr. Smith was a beloved
husband, father, grandfather,
brother, and friend who will be
dearly missed.
Funeral services for Mr.
Smith were conducted August 27
at 3:30 p.m. at 'the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe with Rev.
Allen Welborn officiating and
Revs. Howard Browning and
David Fernandez assisting.
Entombment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
The following gentlemen
served as active pallbearers:
Frank Pate, Ed Frank
McFarland, Robert Montgomery,
Braxton Ward, Lavernon Powell,
Charles Cloud, and Houston
Ramsey.
Services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.

Elizabeth Jean Rowe
Elizabeth Jean Rowe, 68, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday evening, August 25,
following an extended illness. A


native of New York, she was a
resident of Fort Worth, Texas
from 1982 until moving to
Wewahltchka in 1992. .
She was a member of the
American Legion Women's
Auxiliary, and a lifetime member
of the Ladies Auxiliary of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fort
Worth.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Jean Hostrop of
Wewahitchka, two grandsons,
James William Hostrop of
Wewahitchka and John Phillip
Hostrop and wife Kathy of
Tennessee; one great-grandson.
Trevor Phillip Hostrop of
Tennessee; one brother. Herb
Monte rille of Connecticut: and
four sisters, Beulah Adams of
North Carolina, Sherry
Michenfelder of California. Karen
English of New York. and Judith
Mae Johnson of Wewahitchka.
MemorialIzation was to be by,
cremation, with inurnment in
Fort Worth. Texas.
All services were under the:
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Mary T. Williams
Mary T. Williams. 71, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Wednesday,
August 25th, in Gulf Pines
Hospital following an extended
illness.
A native of White Hall,
Alabama, she has been a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe for the past
44 years, and was retired as a
nurse, from the Municipal
Hospital. She was, a member of
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and
was president of the Senior
Women's Ministry of New Gulf
Coast Association.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Bessie Thomas of White Hall,
Alabama; her husband, J.L.
Williams of Port St. Joe; three
daughters, Jacquelyn Raines of
Houston, Texas, Lafretta Trotter
and husband Luther of Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and Cynthia
Alexander and husband Willie of
Port St. Joe; one son, Kenneth
Raines of Port St. Joe; five grand-
children; six great-grandchil-
dren; two brothers and three sis-
ters, Carrie Nelson and husband
Phillip, Virginia Becton and hus-
band Miles, Eugenia Forbes and
husband Eugene, Melvin Thomas
and wife Alda, and Charlie M.
Thomas; sister-in-law, Catherine
Thomas; and a host of friends
and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m., ET, on Saturday,
August 28, at Zion Fair Baptist
Church, with interment following
In Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


I Obitteaftiew 0 0 1








THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999 PAGE 7B


Local Florida Home


Builders'

With all of the recently pro-
posed changes on the horizon for
both Gulf and Franklin counties,
local builders have announced
the formation of a chapter of'
"The Florida Home Builders
Association" The new chapter, will
be called "The Forgotten Coast
Builders Association" and will
cover the area from Panacea to
Mexico Beach.
A temporary 'Board of
Directors, consisting of Robert
Peterson of Ram-set Construc-
tion, Bill Barnes of William
'Barnes Construction, and
Charles Elkins of Harbor Electric
Supply have been charged with
the duties of overseeing the for-
mation of the chapter.
Through this organization,
they are seeking to build a strong
and united front, both for their


Chapter

industry and this unique geo-
graphic area. "The Forgotten
Coast". The building industry as
a whole has an economic impact
of over $50 million dollars in our
two small counties.
They will now have a voice in
the local governments, as well as
the State Capitol and Congress,
(through association with the
state and national associations)
on issues such as FEMA, work-
man's compensation,. code
enforcement and formulation,
insurance and' wages.
Some of the benefits avail-
.able to the chapter members are
reductions in their workman's
comp., builders risk, general lia-
bilities insurance plans, continu-
ing education programs, and
much more. Through networking
once a month with your peers


Fantasy Properties


* Adds New Two New


Realtors to Its Staff


Fantasy Properties, with
offices in Mexico Beach and
Simmons Bayou, has recently had
two new realtors join its staff.
The first new representative is
Brian Cahill who became a
licensed Florida real estate sales-
person in May, and moved to
Mexico Beach in June. His wife,
Wanda, is a math teacher at
Merritt Brown Middle School.
Cahill joined the U.S. Marine
Corps in 1967, and served 23
years (mostly in" the legal services-
fWeld) attaining the rank of master
gunnery sergeant (E-9). He retired
in: 1990 in Columbus, Mississip-
pi, where he worked for nine years
at Columbus Air Force Base for
government contractors and civil
service as a quality assurance
evaluator and housing inspector.
He has associate degrees in
criminal justice and business
administration. He also complet-
ed a home inspector course.


The, second ,to join the
Fantasy staff was Ruth Fallon,. a
broker salesperson. Fallon has
been an active broker in
Oklahoma for several years and a
visitor to the Gulf Coast many
times.


Formed
you will have a leg up on any pro-
posed changes in zoning, licens-
ing, and code.
With your free listing on the
association's web site (www.flori
daforgottencoast.com) you will
learn about the latest in technol-
ogy, exposure to new clients that
are ready and able to buy and
build now in our area.
The association will be
accepting membership from all
licensed contractors in Gulf and
Franklin counties. Associate
membership will also be. avail-
able to the sub-contractor and
any related trades such as sales,
real estate, and underwriting.
A general organizational
meeting of all contractors inter-
ested in learning more or joining
will be held on Tuesday,
September 21, at Battery Park
Community Center in Apalach-
icola at 6:00 p.m.


1200 U. S
Mexico Be
850.648.5


H&R Block Tax Course Begins September 13


Thousands of people are learning the
skill of income tax preparation from
H&R Block and are earning money as
income tax preparers.*

H&R Block, the world's largest tax
preparation service, is offering an income
tax course starting September 13, with
morning, afternoon, and. evening classes
available. Classes will be offered-at area
locations.

During the 11-week course, in addition
to learning the nits and bolts of tax
preparation, you will receive clear expla-
nation of the recent tax law changes and
how to use the new tax laws to
your advantage. You'll receive this infor-
mation from some of the finest, most
experienced tax preparation instructors



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in the country, And you'll have the
opportunity to expand or enhance your
job-related skills.


H&R Block designed this course to suit awarded up
people who want to increase their tax -he course.
knowledge and to save money on taxes,
or who are looking for'a second career or
seasonal employment. It is perfect for Registratio
students or retirees seeking part-time income tax
earnings. contacting
For mor
Qualified course graduates may be offered Panama
job interviews for positions with Block, or 1-800-
Many accept employment- with Block Web site
because of the flexible hours available, tax
However, Block is under no obligation to
offer employment, nor are graduates *Completiono
Y.i. guarantee offe
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F an tas P rop e tiesJohn M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker

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ach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay uth Falloney- 647-373542
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NEW LISTING D %de Townhouse 112-
C Miramar Dr. On the canal, boat slip, excel-
lent. condition.. 2 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths,
central h/a, parking for two vehicles, 'open
deck below, closed deck upstairs off master
bedroom. All electric, washer/dryer hook up.
Unfurnished. $195,000.


BEACH FRONT New Listing 8027" HwV. 98. St.
Joe Beach. 4 bedroom, 3 bath single family 'executive!
home. Nearly new at 4 years, newly carpeted,
w/decorator touches. Approx. 2,400 sq. ft. of living
space. Separate air conditioning for each of three
levels. Partially furnished. $550 000. REDUCED TO :
$499,000. Call Marlene.


alare Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. 2 bed-
inr, 2 1'/2 ba., completely urnished to.wnhousc.
Has 2 decks with panoramic view of Gulf. Very nice-
ly furnished, also has a fireplace. Great rental.
$195,000.00.


Ruth Fallon


Having fallen in love with the
area and 'its people, she finally
decided to become a permanent
resident. Ruth has extensive resi-
dential and commercial real
estate expertise; having sold land,
truck terminals, multi-family
units, businesses and homes
from $50,000 to $2 million.

"My credo is good service,
integrity, loyalty, and a willing-
ness to exert extra effort to help
(my customers own real estate,"
says Fallon.


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LIL' RED 'N WHITE COTTAGE. 2 biks from
Hwy., 98, Port St. Joe. Shady corner lot with
magnificent pecan & pines. 2 bedroom, 1 ba,
dining rm., 2 porches. Includes stove, refrig.,
w&d. New roof and windows in '94. Needs
decorating. See anytime. $37,000 firm. Ruth
Fallon, Broker-Salesperon.


EVERYTHING BUT A BIG PRICE TAG. 2
story with panoramic Gulf view. .2 bedroom,
1.5 bath. Townhouse on St. Joe Beach. Patio,
balcony, breakfast bar, beautiful wood cabi-
nets. Inside utility'& exterior storage. Quiet
complex. Easy lifestyle. $120,000. Ruth Fallon,
Broker-Salesperon.


SEASHORES CORNER OF NAUTILUS AVE. Newly
constructed 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with unique floor
plan and many extra features., 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.

NEW LISTINGS:
YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! Six (6) choice lots in
LaSiesta mobile home subdivision, less than one mile to
pub' 11 'i' ants
your vacation home today ony $24,90. Exclusive agent,
Fantasy Properties, Inc. Call'648-2020 ask for Brian Cahill.
Seashores 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! $131,500. Joan Smithwick.
BEACHSIDE
Mexico Beach Location Location!!! 106 D 34th St.
beachside of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, living and dining room,
kitchen, laundry and screened porch, great view!! Reduced
to. $139,900, so hurry and call Marlene at 648-5146.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach retreat 2
bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from dedicated beach. nic
eyard. Has great possibilities. Needs some work. $104,900.
111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Gulf view 45 steps
across iit ro d-n
kitchen, inng, livig area uipairsa1ir rm ba. own
-stairs, garage with auto door opener. Reduced to $115,900.


A VIEW TO "DIE FOR." 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath.
huge loft, artists' studio, breezeways and
much more. Quality throughout. Metal roof,
tri-level decks and walkways, outside storage
bldg., room for 1g. boat at rear. Zoned com-
mercial. Your imagination only limits your
usage. Commercial/ Home? Business- combi-
nation? Thi's delightful home with spectacular
Mexico Beach view is being sold furnished.
Only $350,000. Ruth Fallon, Broker-
Salesperson.


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

ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable
approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath on each
of 3 levels. Stairs on side and out for safety. Lots of decks.
3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main living levels. Lots of room on
ground floor for game room, office, bedrooms, or could be
used as large apartment. Ground floor used to be antique
shop, office and storage, ch/, stove. Lots of possibilities.
Must see. $165,000.'
GULF AIRE
705 Gulfaire Dr. Very nice 3Br 2 Ba single level home in
like new cond. 2100+ SF open floor plan, 1g. Fla. rm., mas-
ter BR suite and split Br plan. Nicely landscaped 75'x120'
lot, privacy fenced back yard &' 1g. arbor patio
indoor/outdoor living. 2 car gage and loads of storage.
Reduced to $169,000.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal -
4 lots, bait.and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks,
3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good invest-
ment potential. $550,000.
PORT ST. JOE
816 Marvin Ave. Lovely 4 BD/2.5 BA on a Ig. 150/175 lot..
3 level home. Remodeled kitchen with new flooring and
new cabinets. Entry has ceramic tile flooring. Den with
fireplace overlooks 16x40 inground swimming pool.
Office off den. Deck off master bedroom. Cen. h/a, dou-
ble car garage. A must see. $1;3999.0 Reduced to $124,900.
OVERSTREET
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan mobile
home on cleared appr't :&frlt, paved road, all util-
ities, well, septic, sate (, .r fect for your country
living, yet within 10 minutes wo towns. REDUCED -
$18,000 DRASTIC!
LOTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Bias
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on the gulf approx.
295 ft. deep, total .67 acres. Everything is right on this
one, World Class Beach, dramatic high dunes, remote site,
controlled access, your neighbor is the state park, limited
to no erosion and possible to permit for two residences.
Well priced at $410,000. Call Tom.


PRIMEMEXICO BEACH COMMERCIAL. Vkr atile
home/office with botf Hwy. 98 froifage (app3roxI 147
it.) and canal access to boat slips. Property includes
an additional buildable lot. You can sell or rent four
boat slips (3 with lifts) one for you and reduce your
mortgage substantially. Don't miss this opportunity,
it's undervalued at $320,000. Ruth Fallon, Broker-
Salesperson.










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

Gulj V 4"ib d' sa red,
$25
BEACON HILL
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in
an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restrictions,
just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be
available. $35,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98
by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on
Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commercial
zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $600,000.
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice
lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice lot with Gulf
view. $109,000.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
NaailiM R6 CONTR rAC to
Na i
$2,NDE CONTRA ch.

OVERSTREET AREA
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restrictedto homes
only. Creek access nearby and just 10 minutes to beach.
$12,000.'
OVERSTREET ARE yirIoad. 210'x420' Lot 7.
2.02 acres more or les=d
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WEWAHITCHKA
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
WATERFRONT- Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot
3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x
252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct
access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located
in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or
mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your
dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
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Child Support Collections Are Up by Nearly 70 Percent


The Florida Department of
Revenue (DOR) has increased
child support collections by near-
ly 70 percent since the legislature
transferred the enforcement pro-
gram to the agency, according to
just-released statistics.
The increase in collections
comes even as the overall number
of child support cases has
remained at about the same level.
The Child Support Enforcement
(CSE) program handles approxi-
mately 847,000 cases represent-
ing just more than one million
children.
"We're proud of what we've


been able to accomplish, but as
long as one child is doing without,
we know the job isn't finished,"
said DOR Executive Director
Larry Fuchs.
Fuchs also announced that
the DOR now has a single toll-free
number for child support services,
1-800-622-5437 (or 1-800-622-
MDS), that is linked to the
agency's 10 regional customer
service units. Clients will have
their calls routed to the appropri-
ate customer service unit through
the toll-free system.
The only exceptions are child
support cases in Dade and


Manatee counties, which are not
handled by the DOR. Callers may
contact the Dade County State
Attorney's Office at 305-530-2600
or the Manatee County Clerk of
Court's Office at 941-741-4039
for assistance on child support
issues.
For Fiscal Year 1998-99,
which ended June 30, the DOR
collected $656.6 million in child
support. That represents, a 68.9%
increase in collections since July
1994, when the Child Support
Enforcement (CSE) program was
transferred to DOR from what was
then the Department of Health


AISUIF-S CU Ut 0' 0 .0


CIJII CCUI)Y [CAUU CU CC~UNTY CoMMIsCINIILS


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 10, 1999
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in, regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox -and.
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr.. John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor; and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C.,Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
'Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, County Engineer Representative
Bill Kennedy, Maintenance Superintendent
Joe Bearden, Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs,- Road Superinten-
dent Bob Lester, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
7:01 p.m., E.D.T.
Solid Waste Director Danford opened
the meeting with prayer, and Chairman
Knox led the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Commissioner
Stanley motioned to approve the Consent
Agenda (with deletion of Item #5) and the
Supplemental Consent Agenda, as follows.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed 4-0, with Commissioner
Traylor, abstaining due to family inlvolve-
ment (North Florida Head Start request).
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes
-July 24, 1999 Workshop
-July 27, 1999 Regular Meeting
2. Court Order
-Attorney J Gordon Shuler (#98-158-
CF $,1.798.00 to be paid from
Account #61021-31000)
-Attorney Tanya J. Higgins (#95-230-
CF #99-05-CF. #99-06-CF $945 00 *'
to be-p ald from Account 6l61021 -31 I00u1
3. Granf.AppllcarUon
-Public Libraries 11999-20001
4 Inioice
-Agency for Health Care Administration.
Medicaid (#9906 June, 1999 *
$21,425.36 to be paid from Account
#52264-34100)
-Coastal Tech -, FEMA Study (#13934 *
$264.00 to be paid from. Account
#21111-31300)
5. **DELETE** S. H. I. P. Subordination
Agreement (Tyndall F. C. U./Boddye)
6. 'Wewahitchka Courthouse
-Storage Shed Installation (North
Florida Head Start)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Budget Amendment Resolution
-Health Department Primary Health
dare Granti (S36 500 00). as follows
RESOLUTION NO. 99-22
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the. General Fund for'
fiscal year 1998-99; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to'
help pay certain expenditures incurred for;
fiscal year 1998-99;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
,as follows:
1. The 1998-99 fiscal year budget is-
amended as, follows:
GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
STATE GRANT:
Primary Care' Challenge Grant #00134-,
20002, Original Budget $.00, Amended
Budget $36,500.00
EXPENDITURES:
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Payment to Other Gov't. Agencies #42562-
49100, Original Budget $.00, Amended
Budget $36,500.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County,
Commissioners this 10th day of August,
1999. (End) .'. '
2. Invoice
-First Choice Reporters Court Reporter
(July, 1999 $628.75 to be paid from
various Court Reporter line items)
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(July, 1999 $2,460.00 fo be paid
from Account #21314-31000)
3. S.H.I.P.
-Purchase Assistance Mr. & Mrs.
Kenneth Rogers ($11,615.00)
PROPOSED CULVERT ORDINANCE-
Upon Inquiry by Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise to hold a public hearing to consider.
adoption of the proposed culvert ordinance,
and Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion
regarding the handling of "problem" cul-
verts on a case-by-case basis, the motion.
passed unanimously.
TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE MAINTE-
NANCE DEPARTMENT-Chief Administra-
tor Butler discussed that one of the
Maintenance Department employees is out
of work for an indefinite amount of time,
and he requested permission to advertise to
hire a temporary employee with carpenter
skills (to negotiate the rate of pay, up to
Maintenance I level). Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this request-.
COST ESTIMATES ROAD PAVING-
Chief Administrator Butler presented the
following road paving cost estimates
Received from County Engineer Preble-Rish,
-Inc., as requested by the Board:
County Road 387 (S.R. 71 to Fresh Water
Canal) $224,550.25
County Road 387 (Canal to Cypress Creek
Bridge) ** $186.866.25
Lucia Avenue (Beac fHill) $22,492.00
Engineering $30,373.60
After discussion, Commissioner
Stanley motioned for the Engineers to pre-
pare specifications and advertise for bids
for these paving projects, and to include


paving of Betty Drive, Brenda Drive, anct a
portion of Monica Drive in Ward Ridge (with
and without the crack-relief option).
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
DEPARTMENT WEWAHITCHKA
HEALTH-Building Official Hammond
reported that the Health Department reno-
vation will be complete, and the employees
will be moving into the Wewahitchka Health
Department on August 12th.
BEACH LIGHTING ORDINANCE-
Carolyn Hooper, a member of the Gulf
County Turtle Patrol, appeared before the
Board to report on the number of nests and
hatchlings in Gulf County, stating that 7
out of 19 hatchlings resulted in disorienta-
tion due to lighting. Commissioner Yeager
reported that there will be another meeting
during the week of August 16-20, 1999
regarding the proposed beach lighting ordi-
nance.
'SEWER SYSTEM HIGHLAND
VIEW/ST. JOE BEACR/BEACON HILL-
County Engineer Representative Bill
Kennedy appeared before, the 'Board to
report that it would cost approximately
S6 8 million to extend a sewer system from
the City of Port St. Joe to the Bay County
line (price does not include Gulf Aire or Sea
Shores. as they are on the Gulf Aire system.
and it does not include the 4-Inch lines that
will extend from roadway to each resi-
dence). After discussion about possible
funding sources E.D.A. Grant, The St. Joe
Company, Hazard Mitigation Funds, Etc. -
Commissioner Yeager motioned to allow the
Engineers, to proceed with applying for an
E.D.A. grant 'or this project.
F.R.D.A.P. GRANTS/PARKS ADVISO-
RY COMMITTEE-County Engineer Repre-
sentative Bill Kennedy reported that the
County and municipalities can each apply
for two (2) F.R.D.A.P. grants for next year,
and he stated that the City of Port St. Joe
will apply for grants for the.Frank Pate and
16th Street Parks. Upon his inquiry about
the: County applying for one of their grants
to construct a Sports Arena in South Gulf'
County (the property would be donated by
The St. Joe Company), Commissioner
'Yeager motioned to apply for a $150,000.00
F.R.D.A.P. grant for this project.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
for discussion and, after discussion that
the 25, match funding could be in-kind
services, the lmnotion' passed rnanimoasly
BOAT RAMP HIGHLAND VIEW-
Chairman Knox discussed past attempts in
secunng a site for a boat ramp in Highland
View and, upon his inquiry, County
Engineer Representative Bill Kennedy
reported that he will schedule a meeting
with .Preble-Rish, Inc.. Mayor Pate, and
Chairman Knox to discuss the possibility of
public use of the boat ramp at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
DRAINAGE PROBLEM WETAPPO
CREEK ESTATES-Tim Stein, resident of '
Wetappo Creek .Estates, appeared before
the Board to discuss drainage problems in
that area and to request that the Board
have the County Engineer review the site to
determine a solution to the problem. After
discussion regarding the history of this
subdivision and meetings with various
County officials,. Commissioner Peters
motioned for the County Engineer to review
the area and make a recommendation to
the Board. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion, and Chairman Knox requested
that Road Supenniendent Lester and Chief
Admminitrator Butler accompany Mr.
Kennedy to the. site; The motion then
passed unanimously -
EXTENSION SERVICE/BUDGET
AMENDMENT #15-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters,. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote. the Board amended the 1998-99
General Fund budget (as follows) to
increase the Extension Service budget by
$1500.00
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES:
EXTENSION SERVICE:
Other Current Chrgs. & Oblig. #63237-
49000, Original Budget $4,900.00,.
Increase S 1.500.00. Decrease $.00,
Amended Budget S6.400 00
,.RESERVE.: GENERAL FUND:
Reserve for Contingencies #99984-95000,
Original *Budget $148,188.00, Increase
$.00, Decrease $1,500.00, Amended
Budget S 146,6m8 00 (End)
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Commissioner
Stanley discussed that the wrong S H I P.
application was given to Peggy Causey for
the S.H.I.P. "Lottery", and he motioned to
allow Peggy Causey, 183 Burgess Creek
Road Post Office Box 1193, Wewahitchka,
Florlda to receive S.H.I.P. Program
Rehabilitation Funds upon accrual of inter-
est earned on the S.H.I.P. Trust Account,
interest paid on S.H.IP. Loans, and princi-
pal paid on S.H.I.P. Loans (with the amount
of rehabilitation funds not to exceed
$14,000.00 and that the recipient must
meet income qualification requirements
that are in effect at the time of funds dis-
bursement). Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion for discussion, and apolo-
gized to Ms. Causey for the error. The
motion then passed unanimously.
ROAD RECLASSIFICATION C.R.
30A & C.R. 30E-Commissioner Yeager
reported on a letter received from the
Florida Department of Transportation, stat-
ing that they have assumed responsibility
for County Roads 30A & 30E, and he
thanked everyone for working diligently
with him to have these roads reclassified.
F.E.M.A./FLOOD INSURANCE RAT-
ING MAPS (F.I.R.M.)-Commissioner
Yeager reported on the meeting in
Washington. D.C. with F.E.M.A. Congress-'
man Boyd, and representatives from Gulf
County. He stated that, thanks to
Congressman Boyd, the 90-day appeal
process has been stopped and F.E.M.A. will
revisit various zones in Gulf County prior to
amending the Flood Maps.
FIRE HYDRANTS SOUTH GULF
COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice from Wallace Pump and Supply, in
the amount of $1,081.80, from the Board's
Other Current Charges & Obligations line
item (Account #21111-49000) for parts
used on fire hydrants installed for the


South Gulf County Fire Department.
GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILDERS, INC.
O.T.T.E.D. GRANT-Chairman Knox
reported that the Economic Development
Transportation Fund grant had .been,,
approved for paving of the "Old Dynamite,:,
Dock Road" to Highway 71 and an access
road to Gulf County Shipbuilding, Inc.,from
the "Old Dynamite Dock Road".
HIGHWAY 98 REALIGNMENT/THE
ST. JOE COMPANY-Chairman Knox stat-
ed that there are many citizens who are
concerned about the proposed realignment
of Highway 98,. and The St. Joe Company
has agreed to hold a community workshop
to discuss the project. He also read a letter
regarding this subject from John Pollard. of'
PBS&J, Inc.
EASEMENT THE ST. JOE COMPA-
NY/EVACUATION-Chairman Knox dis-
cussed problems occurring during bad,
weather (washout of roads. etc.) which pre-
vent residents of the St. Joe Beach area,
from returning to their homes after evacua-
tions, and stated that he had submitted a
letter to The St. Joe Company requesting
that the County be given an:easement to
grade the Old Tram Road (behind Highland
View and The Beaches) to allow ,access to
residents if Highway 98 is closed.
CONFLICT OF1 INTEREST COUNTY
ATTORNEY-County Attorney McFarland'
discussed that he has been appointed to
handle a dependency case, which will pre-
sent a conflict of interest with his position
with the Board. Upon his request,
Commissioner Peters motioned that the.
County waive the conflict of interest to
allow him to handle the case.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the.
motion, and it passed unanimously.
STATE ANNUAL- TRANSPORTATION"
AWARD-Commissioner Stanley 'reported
that Gulf County Transportation was pre-
sented with the State Annual Transporta-
tion Award for their transportation disad-'
vantaged program, and he congratulated
Mitch Burke and his employees for the
excellent job they have done.,
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters-
regarding a problem they are experiencing,.'
Chairman .Knox agreed to schedule a work-.
shop to discuss this matter.
ROAD PAVING-Commissioner Peters,
stated riat he' is 'htppy'to see the-BoarI-'-*
considering completing the road paving min.
the Ward Ridge area.
HIGHWAY 98 REALIGNMENT-Uponr
inquiry by Crawford Jackson, Chairman.
Knox reported that The St, Joe Company is:
just beginning Step One of the Highway 98
Realignment Project. which is a project
development and environment stud%. He
reported that further information will be
available to the public as it is received by'
the Board.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-!
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the'meeting did.then adjourn at.
7:52 p.m., E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 17, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board 'of County,
Commissioners- met this date in special.
session with the following, members pre-,
sent: Chairman Tommy .Knox and-
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., John
Stanley. Jr.. Billy E. Traylor. and Warren J.;
Yeager, Jr
Others present.were: County Attorney,
Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, 'Chief Administrator Don'
Butler. Administrative Assistantr, Debbe
Wibberg. Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells. and Building
Inspector/'Assistant Planner David
Richardson
The meeting 'as called to order at
12.04 p.m., E.D.T. ,
GULF COUNTY TRANSPORTATION-
Commissioner Stanley discussed new rules
being implemented regarding the .trans-
portation disadvantaged program. stating
that proposals will be received In
September regarding provision of this ser-
vice in Gull County Upon discussion that
the County would like for the Association
for Retarded Citizens to continue t. provide
this service' (and that the County may
decide to take over the service), the Board
agreed to prepare a letter of support for the
Association of Retarded Citizens to submit
with their proposal to coordinate and oper-
ate the service.
ROAD PAVING PROJECTS-
Chairman Knox passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Peters, and motioned for paving
of the entrance to Beacon Hill Park and the
entrances to Gulf Aire Subdivision to be
included in the road paving specifications
to be advertised for bids, and he stated that
the paving of the entrance to Beacon Hill
Park and the paving of Lucia Avenue
should be paid from the remaining Road
Bond Construction Funds (as they were
part of the original contract), and the
repair/paving of the entrances to Gulf Aire
Subdivision should be paid from County,
Road & Bridge: Road and Bridge
Construction. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion for discussion, and. after
discussion by the County Attorney that the
road bond construction funds could be
expended in this manner, the motion
passed unanimously. Chairman Peters
returned the Chair to Commissioner Knox.
APPOINTMENTS -. GULF COAST
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD-
Upon discussion by Chairman Knox,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to appoint
Tonya Nixon, Phil Lanford, and Frankie
Williams to serve as Gulf County represen-
tatives on the Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
There being no further business arid
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
12:33 p.m., E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK


port arrest warrants on Florida's
crime computer, enabling law
enforcement officials to track
deadbeats across county lines.
The CSE program marked its
five-year anniversary with the
DOR in July. During the past two
years, the DOR created 10 region-
al customer service units to more
efficiently answer calls from
clients seeking updates on their
cases. The customer service units
.handle these routine inquiries,
which allows other DOR employ-
ees to spend more time on
enforcement actions that actually
result in child support payments.
The units are answering more


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than 90 percent of the 200,000
calls the CSE program receives ,
each month.


Health
(From Page 6B)
Contact hours have been
approved for nurses (27C0133):- -:
social workers, counselors, mar-
riage and family therapists (CM-'
104-1/2001) and certified case'
managers.
Pre-registration for the semi-
nar is requested. Send the non-
refundable payment to Bay
Medical Center Education
Department, 615 Bonita Ave.,
Panama City, FL 32401. Call
(850) 747-6992 for more infor-,
mation. Registration will be
accepted up until the seminar
begins pending available space.


and Rehabilitative Services. Child
support collections for Fiscal
1993-94 were $388.6 million.
Fuchs credited much of the
program's success in boosting col-
lections "to, the dedicated CSE
employees who quickly adapted to
more efficient operational proce-
dures and automation, along with
the new enforcement tools provid-
ed by the Florida Legislature and
Congress." These tools include:
*the ability to suspend Florida
driver licenses for failure to pay
child support.
*the creation, of state and
'national registries of new hires in
which businesses in every state
must report new workers (The
information is used to locate par-
ents who owe child support so the,
payments can be automatically
deducted from their paychecks);
and
*the placement of child sup-

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.


Cathey Parker Hobbs
MDREALTOR
S. PARKER REALTY Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
o r T 0 B AC INC P O.Box 123. Hwy. 98& 31stSt.
f MEAlXC BEALCH, INC. Mexico Beach, FL 32410
C Sunse fo 53 rears" www.homtown.com/parker or
Selling Sunsets fo 53 Tears e-mail: parkerrealty@digitalexp.com

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


LISTING HIGHLIGHTS:
GREAT GULF VIEW -,Pre-Construction This beautiful 2-story home with great Gulf view is now under
Construction. Located at the corner of Gulf Aire Drive and Highway 98 on extra large lot. Featuring 3-4
bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, master bath has garden tub and separate shower. 1600 SF of living area. Plus cov-
ered porches and garage. 9' ceilings vaulted to 12' for openness. They are all electric, central heat and a/c,
concrete lap siding on exterior, laundry room, carpet and vinyl. Floor plan and drawing in the office. Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc. $225,000.00
NICE & NEAT- 2 bedroom home on beautiful landscaped corner lot. Owners have' completed many love-
ly improvements and are in the.process of more. 16',x 30' screened porch) deck and storage. Walking dis-
tance to the Beach..260 Ponce De Leon St, St. Joe Beach. $96,000.
AFFORDABLE GETAWAY- 2 bedroom mobije' l(W 5) with cent. h/a, carpet, appliances) back deck
,ic soagbuiling..alking distance to thm l l Af Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach. $42,900.00.
GULF ,VIEW -..Kent Towers .-. newly constructed homes with 1080 SF; 2BR/1.5BA,.great roo*, kit/DR,
LR, 2-car carport. Porches and decks with gulf view. Top of the line overlap steel roof, vinyl siding. Ceramic
tile floors including porch, quality light fixtures, ceiling fans, all appliances. Completely furnished, equipped
and decorated. Model open. 814 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. $179,000. REDUCED $139,000.00
BEACH GET-AWAY Short walk to the beach. Neat 3 bedroom home, completely furnished and ready, to
enjoy. Must See! 710 Georgia Ave. Mexico Beach $77,000 00
GET READY TO MOVE IN Soon to be complete. Attractive 3 bedroom 2 bath home with view of the
Gulf Open living room, dining and kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Large 260' screened porch plus 1300 S.F. heat-
ed and cooled. Selma Ave. St. Joe Beach. $149,000.00
CHARMING EXECUTIVE FAMILY home on choice' lot in prestigious Gulf Aire Subd. This home
offers 4-.bedrooms, 3' 1/2 baths in over 2700 sq. ft. and many beautiful amenities. 220 Buccaneer Dr.
REDUCED to $219,000.00
CLOSE TO BEACH -, 990 Fleetwood DW 3BR/2BA mobile home in excellent!:condition. Brand new
10x20 covered, carpeted front porch with attached 10x21 carport, new 8x8 storage shed, new'4-ton CH/A
unit. Ceramic tile ,\ood-burning fireplace, back deck, partially furnished. 608 Georgia Avenue, Mexico
Beach. $79,500. REDUCED 77,500.00
QUIET SUBDIVISION 'IN WALKING DISTANCE TO THE' BEACH. 3 Bedroom 2. Bath,
Brick/wood home. Approx.. ;1456 H & C sq ft) cent, H & A/C, Fl. room, carport, potting shed & storage
building. Lot size 75' x 112". 209 Seventh Street. Mexico Beach. $98,500.00
COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! Large. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. New 24' above ground pool and
deck, fish pond, deep well, shop. $92,500.00. Creekwood Subd., Overstreet.
PERFECT BEACH RETREAT Cozy Beach Cottage only steps to the water. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Living,
dining and kitchen, plus Florida room and storage. Corner of Hwy 98 and 26th. Street, Mexico Beach.
$150,000.00
VERY NICE 1991 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE GREAT LOCATION TO THE
BEACH Furnished including appliances, carpet, central H & A/C. 2 story sundeck; enclosed outside
shower, new vinyl siding, beautifully landscaped. 10 Pelican Walk Subdivision. $71,500.00
RECENTLY RENOVATED 2 bedroom 1.5 bath doublewide mobile home with fish pond, porch, deck,
2 car. carport, large shed, CH&A/C. Property to canal can be purchased. 115 'Chapel Lane, Overstreet.
$50,000.00 '
GREAT POSSIBILITIES! This commercially zoned 4 bedroom home with attached office and warehouse
has loads of possibilities. 1100 North 15th Street, Mexico Beach. $137,000.00
NICE & COMFORTABLE Brick home has 3 bedroom 2 bath, family room, dining room, kitchen, laup-
dry room, & garage near private beach, pool & tennis court. 398 Gulf Aire Dr., Gulf Aire Subdv.
$149,900.00
GREAT PERMANENT OR SECOND HOME 3 bedroom 2 bath, with approx. 1150 SF. Has CH/A,
Carpet, vinyl and more. Must See!! 58 Oak Ave., Mexico Beach. $105,000.00
GRANDMA'S HOUSE Near boat landing on Wetappo Creek. 2/3 bedroom house on approx. 900 SF,
screened porch, storage room with washer and dryer hook ups. Marshall Lane, off Whitfield Rd., Overstreet.
$45,000:00 .
200 RAVEN LANE Off Pleasant Rest Road Handyman's special 1 acre near Wetappo Creek with 1984
double%% ide mobile home in need of repair. (Some renovations have been done or are in progress). Has work-
shop, other buildings with possibilities and nice pool with decking. As Is. $45,000.00
103 S. 26th St. Great Location! "Sandpiper" o 1.5 bath beach house on. 3rd lot from the Gulf.
Has CH&A, screened porch, deck, carport, and 'Lkt. $199,000.00
GULF FRONT LOT- Great Location 66.6' on the gulf, 80' deep. 1303 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach.
$285,000.00
BEACHSIDE LOT 75' X 90' South 38th St. Mexico Beach. $99,500.00
MEXICO BEACH Lot 12, Block E, Unit 14 (100'x108') on California Street. Has septic tank and water
tap. Sewer tap is paid. $25,000.00
BEACON HILL Lots 16, 18 & 20, Block 25. Zoned for homes or mobile homes. $25,000.00.
BEACON HILL Baxter's Restricted Mobile Home Park. Mobile homes must be Zone III, Exposure E to
comply. Possible owner financing.
Lot 5 (on Sunray Ct. nice lot $28,500.00
Lo ldera3 ftrFat
HIGHWAY 386 .86 acre, nice location. Residential zoning. $12,800.00.
SUNSHINE ACRES -Highway 386, Lot 9, 3+ acres. $15,000.00.
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared and quiet. Great country living! 384 Pheasant, off
Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr Rd. $14,500.00


-1930 West Highway 98, Highland View (850) 227-9696
Tires *Brakes Four Wheel Computer Alignment *Tune-Ups
All' Exhaust Work Air ConditioningService & Repair

Oil Change Special $19.95
ALL WORK GUARANTEED! Owned and Operated by Lee Cannon









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1999 PAGE 9B


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AUCTION! SPECIAL FOR THE
HOLIDAY! Friday, September 3rd at,
7:00 p.m. ET. Old and new furniture,
mahogany, bronzes, beautiful glassware,
Russian ornaments, antiques, Hitler
postage stamps, coins, Tiffany style
lanps. We have had consignments com-
ing in for three weeks for this very special
auction!! Don't miss it! Wade. Clark
Auctions, 314 Reid Avenue, Port
StL Joe. 850-229-9282.


Sea Kayaks for sale, new and used. Call
for details 227-7388. tfc 8/26
42' custom Carolina charter/commer-
cial, new Sitex Koden electronics, 8kw
generator, A/C, 6V53 GM's, great
shape, money maker, turn key, running
daily. New -boat here. Some owner
financing possible. Call 850-648-5401.
8tc 8/19


AB1239,.AU1737. 10% Buyer's Premium. .ic". Boat with trailer, asking $950, OBO.
Call 229-8652. 2tc 9/2
Auction: Thursday night, Sept. -2nd,
7:00- pm CT at the Wewahitchka ,' 21,Leispre ,raft, hull is in good shape,
Community Center. Variety of old and engine needs work. $1,500 neg. Call'
new.Irierchandise including glass furnt- 227-7311. 2tc 9/2
ture, lamps and small hand tools will be "
sp01d. Concession stand will be open.
Door prizes will be i'en at ariousL
S tim6. during the auction A 825 cash
prize will be gisen at the end o f-he sale,
NIo buyer premium We accept cash and ,
checks- with proper II. For local infor- -
mation, call 639-4172. R&M Auctions, Trailer with 'washer and dryer' in
drestview, Myrt Wiblin, Auctioneer, Overstreet. Call 648-5306. Itc 9/2
A.B.1763, AU2473. 2tc 8/26 ,d hm n,
2 /2 furnished home CdY e San Blas


AUTOMOTIVL


1988 Chevrolet Cavalier. 5-speed., runs
great. S1.000. Call 227-731 1 2Lc 9/2


1995.5 Isuzu Rodeo LS. low mileage, all
power. tinted windows. CD player, new
tire's, chrome step rails. Call 229-8514.
I tc 9/2
1991 Nissan Frontier, ext. cab, bed
ltner. bug shield, tinted windows, auto-
matic transmission. Call 229-8514..
,itc 9/2
1990 Chrysler LeBaron. convertible.
Assume parents Call 647-3759.
ltp 9/'
1984 Chevy pickup, SWB, runs good,
S950 OBO. Call 227-3717 or 229-7060. -
S, tc 9/2
19696 960Volvo, loaded, moon/stmun roof,
I 1-pack CD, AM/FM stereo cassette,
security system. leather interior. Must
see to appreciate. Asking $17,500 OBO.
Call 229-8652. Itc 9/2


Sealed Bids Only! 1983 Dodge Ram
Charger, 2-door, 1.09,401 miles. Bids
will be received by the Mexico Beach
Fife Dpaqritment until .,4,:(',Q pIm CT.'
SL termber 1.7, 1999; to be opened at
4:30 pm CTon flat date'Mirnimum bid
is..81.500. This sale is "as is only". You
may V-ie this vehicle any day from 8 00
am to 4:30 pm .CT at the City Hall,' 118
N. 14th St., Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
You may drop offiyou, bid, or mail it to
MBFD. PO Box 1301S. Mexico Beach.
FL 324 10 Please mark SEALED BID on
outi.de of envelope 3tc 9/2
1982 CMC pick-up SWB. AT. AC. PS.
new motor and ures. iood cond
S2.000 Call 229-S792. 2tc 8,/26
1993 Corsica, blue, power windows and
doors, good cond. $3,500 firm. Call
, 229-6770 2tp 8/26
1997 Ford 150XL. E:. cab. 4.2 \6.
aqioimabc. teal blue. 21.000 mdes. Call
229-5079 tic ,/ 12
1996 Honda XR200R dirt bike.
Excellent condition. garage kept C(-all
229-SSC,6 tUc 7:29
SEIZED CARS from S500. Sport
luxury & economy cars. Trucks.
4'x4 s. utility N& more For current
listings, call 1-800-311-5048 ext.
2421. liF.. i

Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
,$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
,Florida 850-227-7413.
tfc 9/2

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage. Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
S tfc9/2,

Available Soon! One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Available
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air -
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
\ VOICE/TTY ACCESS
(352) 472-3952
9/2ENER


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


1 F \d


Boardwalk to beach, covered deck, split
floor" plan. 5650/month. Please call;
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
3/2 duplex in Port St. Joe. 1200, sq. ft.
of living space with W/Q connections.
Like new. $595/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty,"227-2000.


I 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 9/2'2
2 bedroom ttiailer,- I block from beach.
$300 per month. 7220 Americus Ave.,
't. Joe Beach. Call 647-3912 tfc 9/2".
Mexico Beach mobile home'lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 9/2 ,,
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, Ig.
fenced yard, kids and pets welcome. 1
block ,from beach. $650/,mo. Bill.
Howard, 647-9286. tic, 7/22
Small retail/office space for rent' on
Reid Ave., 229-2727. tfc 9/2 .
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 9/2


Apartments and Home-3-for Rent: One to
3 t)edrc.,-,m apartriiient's'. duplexes. and
hornes for rent in Nlexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished., Call
Parker Realty at 8,50-648-5777 for more
information tfc 9/2
'Gulf Share Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St.,Joi Beach. 647-
5106. tfC 9/2
For Rent: quWnt building, clean, small
easy to decorate, 'ideal small wed-
dings, receptions. winners, gr6it rates.
For information call 22771278, on 227-
1776. tic 9/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly 'and 'the' haidf6poed.
Cen'. h'. &a, laundry facilities, energy,,:
1 ,,efficient const.. stove, & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully.c&p6ted. 1 bdrm.. apL5. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW.
TAKING APPLICATIONS tf 9Z2'

MINI, STORAGE
094i- 5044th St.,-
Port St. Joe, "FL,

.2294 '6200.'.

Now Renting SP'aci ious'.
1 bedrooin a0artment
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr.' Port St. Joe,- FL
'32456 (8L50) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
Central, heat and ai.r
Wall. iowall carpeting
Laundry. facilities'
Mini Blinds
On-site Manag6ment
Voi'ce/TTY Access MID IE
(352) 72-3952.


Now Renting, Spacious
1,2&,3bedrooMapts.1,.
PINE RIDGE APT9., 125
,,Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL.
32456 (85Q) 227-7451

Central heat and air
Wall id -Aall corpel;g
0 Laundr> facil;t.es
Onsite Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472:-952 nE -0 R
tfc 9/2


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Arriy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Managerrient
Voice/TTYAccess
(352) 472-3952
tfe 9/2


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GARAGE SALES
I D


I FOR RENT I


UNFURNISHED
" Large 2 bdrm., house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
" Large 2, bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
" New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 .1/2
ba., iiisid6l laundry rm. ch&a, dish-
washer & :stove, fully, carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm home, auto heat & dif,
washer/dryer hook-up:
a One bedroom apartment, washer/,
dryer hookup.
Call 224-6777 after 7 p.m.' tfc 9/2


GARAGE SALES


STORAGE UNrr SALE. 4th at 9:00
a.m.ET. Items froni four stbrag6-units
to'be sold. Payment by'owner will can--.
ceYale. St. Joe R6nt-AII,.Inc,, 706 Ist
St.-., Port St. Joe. Itc: 9/2
Yard, Sale: Fri.' and Sat-Sept-3rd and
4th, 8:00 12:00 ET, 526. 9th St., Port
St. Joe.'Lots of items. 1tc 9/2
Moving Sale:, Swing set, $45: Little
'T),kes'jungle g5Tn. S45; L.,-T. picnic
,table, S25: wrought. iron patio set,
$100; umbrella, $20; Barbie car
wl(--Ktra batten,, $50,,27-711.
Yaid Sale: Bav St.. Port St.Joe. Fri and
Sat., Sept. 3rd and 4Lh. Lots of tools,
large and small clothes';.stuffed animals
and pelicans. I te 9/2
MUld-FamilN, Garage Sale: Sat.. Sept.
,4th, 2162 Hayes Ave., Highland Viev,
8:00 a.m.712:90 p.m. Ite 9/2
Yard Sale/BakeSale: Sat., Sept.'tirl,
8,00 until. Bar set, 'lots of risc. 505
Ave. A, Port St. Joe. Itp 91?
Neighborhood Yard Safe: 8ai., Sept, 4th,
3:00 r 1:00 212 Balboa, 7121 Americus
.and 714'Americqs,' St.- Joe Beach.
Something for ev6rybne. I lip 9/2
Moving Sale:, Sat., Sept. 4th, 8:00 a.m.
tq,2:00 p.m. at 2176 Indian Pakss Beach
Rd.; 'watnots, 6old 'carvings",' Indian
totem poles, bookshelves; 2 desks,,
barstoolss, books, clothes, c6liectibles'
and a lot morel 1tc 9/2
Sell It With A Classified Ad Today!


Yard Sale: Sat. SePL 4th, from 8:00
uritil. Lots of ba itern, adult clothes,
furniture, and much more. Located at
345,Pompano St.., Highland-,)fiew., 1tp9/2
Yexd _We 215 _;th St P.-,,rt St. -1(:,e,
across-from Garden Club,,Fri., Sat.and
Sun.. Sept. 3rd-5th; Clothes, shoes (6-6
1/2), purses, bedspreads, blankets,
knickknack. ltp'9/2
Sir,.. rage Sale: Sat., Sept, 4th, 2:00 pm,,
Gulf Shore Storage,', U nit,#45. De-Soto
St., SCjoe Beach.- I tc 9.112
Huge' Yard'Sale: DrNtr. reclinef, tel6"
scope, toddler, bed complete w/mat-
tress, Super Nintendo games, C6,rom-
games, CD's, all types of music, movies_
cassette tapes, toys, I 55-gal., & 2 5-gal-
aquariums, assorted clothes, books and
radios., 6410 Alabama'Aye., St. Joe
Bach;'.8:00 12i0d; Sat.'Sept.,4fh.
Itp'9,/2
Yard Sale. Mexic6 Beach. 7't'h- SC,' Sat.,
Sept., 4 th. Beanle Rabies. clothes and
misc. 1tc 9/2


HELP WANTED'.


N6a a teenager or I other person to, do
occasional light dutychores..I, will pay.
Call 227-9496. Itc: 9/2
Duct installers needed, immediately.
Experience preferred but will ttain-right
person. We offer comparable salary and
rnedical beriefits Give us a call or stop
by office for an applicaLlon. G. W.
S 2411 CIR 30. Port St..,Joe, 229-,
9125. -9/2
134bysitter wantedl Partrtime, on-call.
Afternoonsi evenings, and/or week-
ends. MUST'hetvd-6wn transportation.
CaU229-6491. 2tp.9/2
Marine Technician, must have own
-hand tools, salary plus commission,
health insurance and Vacation. App, ly in
person, Nlarquardt's Mdfina, L 'Hwy.', 99.
MOdco Beach, FL. We are a Drug Free
Place. 2tc,9/2
Assistant needed for carpet-cleaning
comp any. Responsible, 6lean.cut and
on time a must.:Exp6riehce prefrred or
wffl, train right per-ron.,Call 227-5098.
lea%-e mecsage. Itc 9/2


HELP WANTED

Gulf County School Board Is reeiv-
ing 'applications for Teacher-5th
Grade. Persons having applications on
filein the School Board, Office and wish-
ing to be considered for this pogition
must request to have their application
submitted. Application form and job
descriptiori are available at, the School
Board Office. Completed applications
should be 'Sent to Ms. Catherine
Barfield, Principal, Port St. Joe
Elementary, 2201 Long Ave., Port, St.
Joe. FL 32456. Application deadline is,
September 3, 1999, 2:00 pmET.T.he
Gulf County School Board. is an equal
OP064unity'employer. itc 9/
Gulf CoU ritk Association' for Retarded
Citizens is.accepting applications for
the position of 1-1, Trainer. 'Ibis posf-
tion'inv-olvesproviding one to one train-
ing to, one developmentally disables
adult participating', in the adult day
,training prrq1rarn. Work hours are from.,
8:00 a.m. *2:3Q p.m., Mon. Fri..
Qualifications, application and job
description mayb6 obtained from the
ARC offices located at 303 Peters St.,
Port St. Joe. !Closing dates is Wed.
Sept. 6, 4:00 p.m. 1tc
Maint enance person needed to do small
repairs and maintenance on, rental
un its. Must carry your own liability
insurance. Call Anchor Vacation
Properties. 229-2777. 2tc 9/2
Full-time, flexible person needed, as
reservationist-/housekeeping inspector.
Call Anchor Vacation Properties 229-
2777. 2tc 8/26
I-Telper-trainee needed. Call, Garry- L.
GaddisAir Conditioning 648 5474.
tfe 8/26
Full-time office position in the reserva-
tions/frdAt, desk area. Some weekend,
work required. Needs to be friendly and

outgoing with good communication and
computer skiII6. must be able'to handle
difficult 'situations ano'enjpy Ayorking
with the public. Please,, mail or fax
resumes to Parker' Realty of Mexico
Beach, P 0. Box-123, Mexico BeachjFL
32410. FAX#: 850-648-5779. E-Mail
Address: parkerrealty@dtgitalexp.com.
tfe 8/26 -
Laborers/Equipment Operators needed.
Full tiffie. Apply at Florida Asphalt
Paing Co., 110.' Redwood Ave.,
Panama Citv, FL 32410. It. 0. E., Drug
Free Work-piace. I te 9/2


HELP WANTED J

Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County preferred, Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
tfe 9/2
Cottage Cleaners/Inspector needed.
Mexico Beach area,, Experience, vehicle,
work Saturdays and dependability- a
must.$7.00 per hour to start. Call
229-2683. tf'c 9/2





Lost glasses. If found, please- call 229-
8338. Itc 9/2






Sofa Sleeper, $50. Good conid..Call 227-
1318. Itc W2
Steel Buildinp, new, must sell:
30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990
40x60xI4 was $16,400 now $10r871-
50xl00xI6 was $27,590 now $19,990
60x200xI6 was $58,760'now $39,990
1-800-406-51216
14) 9/2
Room air freshener, $,40; china 8-place
setting, $75. Call 648-8933. ltc 9/2
Mauve sleeper,. sofa -and love seat -with"
white wicker trim. 648-3027 Atc 9/2
Oak dining table with four rolling swiv-
el chairs. Call 229-7bOO. 4tc 9/2
8'x8' 11 woQq children', pjayhouse,'
$600., Call 227-9754 tic 9/2
Electric dryer, &75; blue cor/ner. sectioA
al, $75; 7' couch, $50; glass octagon,
table, $50; colonial maple arm chair,
$40; burgundy Jeather recliner, .1,31).
Call 647-3354 after 5:00 p.m. ET.
Two white gold wedding'bands,* $100".,
each. Call 827-2379. tfc 0/2'
Lucky doA? Lucky cat? They will be with
your pet food (or cash) donation to, the,,
animal shelter. 227-,1103 10tpq/02

Say 'Ifaa SaA, Se 71re 541'r 1


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICES
Jeff Wood 227-1559


Circle S Refinishing
I ii0air- e. Totichup'oir Comollete
Refinishing. We do, it ALL from,.",
furniture to floor. Free Estimates'
This areta"s most experienced ref.nsherss
P47-428 a*k 46r Dusty'

ReSidential *Custom Wood
9 commercial eInclustrial
R Fence,
Feneing, itii eii*& WW
Albert Flelschlm'nn' FREE Etlrh'atesl
EIN#5931156416 (850), ik47-4041

Locally
owned
E/ ON
OIA

Residential
0%0
Commercial'
Termite & Pest Control
Termit a Treatments Restaurant Mdtel
Flea Control Condominiums
_10u;anola P,u Control -'Je Tiw-r,4ri
i -qai Ezuor: tWC-O.i Reports

MFA MILY OWNEO'
IVP I EASA N 1r" :&"P, R, 0 F E S, S 16hAL
Seiviq (5u1f,,qoA qUrrcL',nd;r16 4reo
Free Estimates & Inspections

648-3018 or 639-5686
P. 0. Box 13675 Mexico Beach, FL 32410


STUMP GRINDING
Best prk es in town!
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Servicie & Stump Grinding
,Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

BOB'S PAINT 0
BODT SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Boq Repair"
Rebuild Wrecks
-,,Body& Wmidow'Work
"Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATESon Your Bo y Work.
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Awi. Phone 227-7,229








, I 'Film
PLUS SMALL ENGINE- REPAOS,
,,.t.'Joe Itent-All, Inc.'
706 First Street,
P h'one 221-211,2


STUTZMM ROOFING
:RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply&Repair.-.,
"yVhere.Qua1ity'Is Higher, Than Price"
229r8631



S teo, I veo B r a 0


ROOF11mv
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

2 29,w6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc 6/3


COINS BY THE BAY1 I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104, -bus. 229-
6803. tfc 9/2

COSTINs
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid A:ve.
Port St. Joe
(850)229.


Cie 4/0' Y S taw#
serwee
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
'TRIMMIKG I
/will work fr you.
Licensed and Insored 9 Serving
Mexicd Beach, Sf. Joe Beac.h. Port
S. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford. (850) 648-8492


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

Phone(85

25 Y&..qr8,EjWdMC*- (A 229-681.59
tk 6/3



Michael Wood Residential.Contractor 227-1589
'Fine carpentry & architectural details
r I repair 0 remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR COMDITIOMIMG IMSTALLATIOM & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
,648-5474 FL LICENSE ER001 0992, RAI 154219


THE CAIMMT SHOPPE
(-;US1'C)M reT77=N AND BAY'.H
)-E1-rF--k0WFLL5 OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPEIUENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone "8-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fix 648-852-

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED & INSURED

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


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5 10 10x1,0 IWO
On Site Rentals 6baVs'A Mek
tASK ABOUT FREE MONTHS RENTI,


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Serving Port St. Joe and Surroundm9Area for 15 Plus Years
icir A ance ir tonclificiri & Electrical Re
Ma' ppli A pairs
DANIELS, SERVICES CO,, INC.
850-.220,8416:
R ,'OA 3 3 8 1 EROW763


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TRADES and SERVICES


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Line ads: $3 50 for first 20 words,
$2.00for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week Call


T ru227-1278 to place yours
BEAD16INE:
uesday at 11:00 a.m. SMP


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MINI-STORAGE


'Office: 850-22%-6618
FaX.- 850-229"8976


C.'R.. SMIfH' SON INC.!
'Excavating,* Land Clearing 9 Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals o"Crushed Oyster Shells Mushro 6m
Compost and Sand
complete SeoticServicel
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' RATES: N
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP


/AD


Need temporary foster home for beauti-
ful dog, all feed furnished. Choice of
breeds. Call 227-1103. lOtp 9/02
Desk with hutch, dresser, and end
table; sectional sofa with 2 recliners; 2
bar stools; computer desk; and TIV 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,
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's"
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
tfc 9/2,
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfe 9/2


IM BL HOM:J!U E SI~i4*


2000 1 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 S11'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 III qualified 1988 24'x64' 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.
Luxury Model 14'x70' mobile home,
3BR/2BA, garden, tub, island bar,
stereo speakers, gorgeous fireplace. Got
it all! Must be moved. Priced for imme-
diate sale, $10,990 cash..Call (850)784-
2Q87. ltc 9/2
Mobile home sale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, 14' wide, small down
-payment, great terms. HURRY1 784-
2087. tfc 9/2


12x60 older mobile home recently
redone inside. $3,000 or best offer. Call.
639-3651 4tc 8/5,


Free to Good Home: Beagle/walker mix,
approx.-2 yrs. old. Good natured, Can
be trained. Call 229-6632. tfc 9/2

Jack Russell and Rat Terrior pups. Call
.648-5306. ltc 9/2
Free to good home: lab/collie mix, 3,
month old puppy, black, all shots. Call
229-7000. 4tc 9/2
Free: colorful kittens. Call 227-2008.
2tc 9/2


Lots for sale in Port St. Joe. Four lots
corner 6f Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High
and dry, no fill needed. Will sell all or
split. Call Phil 227-2112 days or 229-
8409 nights. tfc 9/2
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639-5920.
tfq 9/2
Lovely 3BR/2BA brick ranch in Gulf'
Aire Subdivision. Only steps from pri-
vate pool and beach, SIs9,000. Call
647-9369'. tfc 9/2
For Sale By Owner: 3BR/2BA home in.
Sea Shores, Subdivision with enclosed
heated pool, $148,900. Call 648-8977,
days or 647-3648 after 5:00 pm. 2tc .9/2
For Sale By Owner: 1 parcel of land in
Overstreet, FL. For more Informauon.
call 648-5094. 4tp 9/2
2123 Grouper Ave., Highland View, 3
bdrm. mobile home. Shady corner lot,
cent. h/a, new septic, $29,900. Call
647-9358. tfc 9/2
Perfect fish camp less than 1/2 block-
from river with public' boat landing.
Beautiful lot with newly remodeled
mobile home, new cent. h/a, and much
more. No flood zone. Asking $29,000.
Call 639-3585. 4tc 9/2
Home for sale with 1 acre in Honeyville.
3BR/1BA, large screened porch, large,
workshop, cent. h/a. Asking $45,000.-
Call 639-3534 after 7:00 p.m. 6tc 9/2


Trade Key Largo house-ocean, canal, 3
bedroom, 3 bath for San Blas gulf front
house. 305-852.5312. tfc 9/2


A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,0.00> Call 647-3292. tfc 9/2
Cape San Blas lot, 107'x102', septic
tank. v.ater meter. BEACH SIDE/EASE-
MENT, 849,900. Hendricks RE, Brenda
Lynn (850)432-9049. 4tc 8/26
2011 Juniper Ave. IDEAL LOCATION.
Walk to schools, church, nursing home,,
and 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
Mobile home lots for sale in Mexico
Beach, SI9.900. owner financing, 20%
down, 10 yrs @ 2% over prime. Call '
648-5476. tfc 9/2,
3BR/2BA brick/stucco h9me on 1 1/2
lots, 2108 Cypress Ave Port St. Joe,
privacy fence, cypress shop/playhouse,
fireplace, large greatroom,. $110,000.
Call 229-6778. tfc.7/29
By Owner: 3BR/1BA block home
w/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. tfe!9/2
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for sale,
2050 sq. ft,, 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba., large.cov-
ered front & back porch. Features 16x32
master bdrm. w/walk-in closet. Garden tub,
& shower, sunken den, fireplace, surround
sound set-up. Formal dining room, break-
fast nook, 12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupoh
St. By appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 9/2 .


The Star is the Place for All of Your r
Printing and Business Supply Needs


TRADES and SERVICES


MARY KAY@
.Margaret Presswood
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98. Mexico Beach, FL
(850) 648-4896
SMILEY'S DETAILING
Cars Boats Trucks
Call (850) 227-9353 or stop by.
Special this Sat., Sept. 4th only:
10% off wash & vacuum.
Open Tues. Sat., 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sun. & Mon.

PRECISION CARPENTRY
REMODELING' RENOVATION* REPAIRS
Trim ana finish, decks, interior & exterior
painting, sheetrock & ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388

SChris' Appliance
Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ;
Owner: Chris Acree
Pager: 335-0785:'
.Office: 227-1402
tfc 9/2


BUDGET ELECTRIC
New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do it fast-We'll do it right
850-82722429
UCENSED & INSURED
UC# ET000609 L ," Tim Maestri


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


Business and Personal
Financial and Estate Planning
Service


Telephone
Office (850) 229-9292
Home (850) 648-5919


Small Business or individuals that do
not need a full-time bookkeeper, (P/R,
A/P, A/R, thru G/L) or full-time secre-
tary. 38 years of accounting and secre-
tarial experience. Computerized ac-
counting on Quick Books Pro. Notary
for the State of FL. Your office or mine.
Pickup & delivery
BJ's Accounting & Secretarial .
Services (850)648-4864
4tp 8/26


BARFIELD'S
LAWN 8 GARDEN
212 3rd St., Port St. Joe, FL,
New Hours:
10:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00 M-F
10:00-1:00 Sat.
*Milling Machine *Lathe Owner: David Gainous
*Power Saw *Welding *Grinding
GAINOUS RACING
Automotive and Machine
643 Dolphin St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072


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

Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It Pays!

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


Payroll Preparation
Bookkeepi


509 Fourth Street
P. Ob Box 602
Port St., Joe, FL 32457


Not just a "QUICK FIX" with "HELP"


This is "THE FIX" call for your free consultation
with the Professionals Who Work For You!
24 HOURS/7 DAYS
(850) 236-1977
U -......


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

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


Mary Kay Cosmetics
BETTY LEWIS, Consultant
909 10th Street, Port St. Joe.
Call 850-229-6005
Consultant since 1991
12,pa


NIARVJIN'S N
Satellite Service
S,6331 Georgia Avenue l C i ,ii .. o '
Port St.Joe, FLU32456 Cell I ii;,, /.'' i.,,,i
tk9/


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

Catherine L. Collier
ACL independents Soles
: Represenlative
I 211 Alen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVon0 (850) 229-6460

Is5 STAR

PROFESSIONAL
PRESSURE WASHING
Keep Your Investment Looking
S, Clean & New!]
Mildew Removal
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential Fully
INsured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Hanidle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
CALL.FOR A FREE ESTIMATEl
850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769
SMatthew Scoggins, Owner
108 Windsong Ct.
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 0/12


(850) 648-2123


CARPET & CERAMIC TILE
MICHAEL KENT SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 98
Sales & Installations MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410


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

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


Mize Plumbing, CGlass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885





SCREEN ROOMS PATIO COVERS CARPORTS
POOL ENCLOSURES FLORIDA ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
639-2942 227-5986
WEWA SIDING RR0067101


CAPPS CRANE

SERVICE

227-5678,
Freddie Capps
Stc 7/29


STUCCO
by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work ,
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in'
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Paitintg
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-542414


Michael Heatherly

PAINTING
Interior & Exterior
Husband & Wife Team
15 years Neat & Clean
Local References
P. 0. Box 23, Port St. Joe

(850) 22948778



STORM

PROTECTION
DADE COUNTY APPROVED
STORM PANELS
ACCORDIAN SHUTTERS
ROLL DOWN SHUTTERS;
BAHAMA SHUTTERS
COLONIAL SHUTTERS
REPLACE ENT WINDOWS

Bob McDonald /
RR0067101
639-2942
'* i


NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
; HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
S .Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105




Grass Cutting-Car Washinc-Pressure Washina '
Call Jarrod Wester at 229-2650 (leave message)
FREE Estimates! Fair Price! FREE Ediimal!d


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


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


STEAM CLEANING


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STEAM CLEANING


CARPET CLEANING


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Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage
Pet Stains Free Estimates ,
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING


I


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

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


FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service


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