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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: November 25, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1 H1Y


Hannon Retires Citizens
Board Story, Photo on Page 3A
Worship Opportunities
Abound Where? Page 2B
Sharks Advance in State
Playoffs See Page 10A
2 Gator Athletes Showcased
Photos & Details on Page 9A
Givens Signs Scholarship
With FAMU See Page 10A
Our Readers Write Letters
to the Editor... Read Page 8A
Garden Club Scenes Page 5A
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 7A
H.S. Basketball Underway
Boys' and Girls'-Pages 9-1 OA
School Happenings See 3-4B


Christmas



Events


Are Slated


ForlArea
S. The holiday season is finally
upon usl Parades, lights, and fan-
fare mark the beginning of
December here in Gulf county. .
In Port St. Joe. December 4th,
the annual Christmas parade
starts at 3:00 p.m. (ET), followed
by a boat "Parade 'of Lights" at
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas-jarade. spon-
sored by the Port St. Joe Mer-
ai chants Association, will include
floats representing non-profit and
commercial organizations. In each
of these divisions, first, second,
and third place. prizes will be
awarded to best floats.
Non-profit winners will
receive $100, $75, and $50 .in
Gulf CountyDollars, for first, sec-
9nd, and, third places, respective-
ly. jIn the commercial division,
winners will receive, a plaque-jpr
each placing float.
The man that everyone comes
out to .see, Santa Claus. \ill be
making an appearance in the
parade. Also, the Shriners will be
riding the parade route in, their
mini-motorcars..
Preceding the parade, the
KIwanis Club will be selling bar-
bequed chicken dinners begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m..The Voluntteer
Fire Department will be selling
chili, as well.
The boat parade that evening,
faturing many different types of
boats "decked" out with Chis-
mas lights, will begin at the coun-
ty line at St. Joe Beach and travel
down the bay; ending by Oak
Grove.
In Mexico Beach, the annual
S Festival of Lights and tree lighting
'Wil) take place at the Canal Park,
December 4th, at 6:00 p.m, (CT),
The City of Wewahitchka's
p Christmas Parade will be on Sat-
urday, December 18th, at 5:30
p.m. (CT. The parade will start at
River Road, moving north until
reaching the 'intersection of 2nd
Street and Highway 71.
All throughout- the afternoon
of December 18th, there will be a
host of activities occuring-.it the
Lake Alice Park. One such activity
is the "Duck Drop", offering a
grand prize of $1,000. Details will
be released in next week's Star.
: Parties interested in entering
their float in PSJ's parade, please
see the entry form in this edition of
The Star.


The Star'On Line at http:/www.SlarFL.com 32< Per Copy
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1999 Plus 3C Tax ... .




Centennial Bldg. Gets $50,000 Grant


50/50 Match Grant Will Help Fund


One of newly elected mayor
Frank Pate's first requests of the
Port St. Joe City Commission last
June was the selection of the
Centennial Committee.
The five member committee
was charged with the challenge of
seeking a way to restore the giant
structure in such a fashion as to
make.it functional, comfortable,
and to preserve its historic signif-
icance.
Applications for the 50/50.
matching grant were made in
September. Early last week, mnem-
bers of the committee, along with


Joe project has been awarded.
$25,000 to assist in architectural
designs and engineering studies
to 'refurbish and preserve the
Centennial Building.
The 825,000 grant must be
matched with another $25,000 in,
local matching funds. The city
has agreed to kick in $5,000 and
Preble-Rish, Inc. is donating'
$20,000 of engineering work ,,
toward the project to help the city,
'meet the match requirements.
The committee members--
Charlotte Pierce, Greg Johnson.
George Duren,' Ralph Rish, and


Members of the Historic Preservation Grant Committee are
shown reviewing applications submitted statewide.
Gulf County Chamber of Chairman Ralph Roberson-held
Commerce Executive Director several meetings to research and
Diane Scholz, attended a meeting gather data. and prepare, the
in Tallahassee with grant admin- grant application all at no cost to
istrators to answer questions the city.
about the Centennial project.
On Thursday. the Historic Greg Johnson said that com-
Preservation Grant administra- mittee chairman Ralph Roberson
tors announced that the Port St. did the bulk of the work on the

Emergency Shelter- .

Food Programs O.K. d
On Tuesday' November 9,. Congressional District through.
Congressman Allen Boyd (D- the Emergency Food and Shelter
North Florida) announced that the National Board Program.
Federal Emergency Management The following counties will be
Agency (FEMA) has awarded receiving funds: Gulf $16,202;.
$254,648 to Florida's Second Bay $84;560;. Columbia'$21,976;


Practical Nursing
Program at Gulf/
Franklin Center
-Gulf ,Coast Community
College was recently granted
approval by the Florida Board of
Nursing to begin a practical nurs-
ing program at the Gulf/Franklin
Center beginning in January
2000.
The approval finalizes. 12
months of effort toWIard bringing
this one year vocational program
to the area. Twenty-four students
will be admitted annually to the
program. All class and campus
lab instruction will be held at the
Gulf/Franklin Center, while
hands-on clinical instructions will
occur at local nursing homes' and
hospitals and at Bay County hos-
pitals.
Upon successful completion
of the program,. the student will
be eligible to, sit for the national
examination to become licensed
as a practical nurse (LPN) and
thus provide nursing care under
the direction of a professional reg-
istered nurse or physician.
The hourly wage averages
from $10 to $13 an hour and, if
desired, allows the LPN to contin-
ue his/her educatioto become a
'registered 'nurse if 'e gible.
Nursing faculty .are in the
process of selecting the first class
from over 50 applicants and wish
to thank all of the health care
agencies, their staff, and local
Chamber 'of Commerce for their
support toward getting this -pro-
gram started.


Gadsden $15,366;" Jackson
$21.501; Leon 865.547: Suwan-
nee $10,541; Taylor S 11,111; and
Washington $7,844. (Additional
jurisdictions may be selected at a
later date by the Florida State Set-
Aside Committee which will be
receiving 8248.612 this year.)
The Emergeifcy 'Food and
(See SHELTER on Page 3A)


Renovation Project


actual grant forms which received
words of praise from the Historic
Preservation Committee members
they met with last week.
Plans are to complete the
engineering and design phase
during the first quarter' of next
year (January, February, March),
then apply for additional grant
funds for the actual construction'
phase.
Roberson said: the thrust of
the committee's recommenda-
tions thus far are centered
around making the building func-
tional and much more user
friendly. Ultimately, the improve-
ments will likely include tackling
many structural needs that need
to be addressed, then concentrat-
ing on refurbishing the existing
structure back to its original
state.
Central heat and air condi-
tioning will be right at the top of
the list and improvements to the
building's acoustics are also a top
priority.
"We can see the Centennial
Building drawing cultural events
(plays, productions, etc.) and also
continuing to6be used as it has in
the' past (Project Graduation.
proms, public meetings, etc.), but
in a much more comfortable set-
ting," Roberson said.
Expand on "Constitution
City" Theme
A major portion of the city
applications for the grant funds
centered around the question-
"Do you know where Florida's
constitution was signed?
Roberson said a major focus
of the committee's discussions
has revolved around that theme.
Florida's constitution was signed
,.during the first week of December
,in. 1838,- and the Centennial
Building was built in 1938 for the
Centennial celebration of the
. event.
"Port St. Joe and Gulf County
have played an important role in
the history of the state of Florida
"and we need to utilize these
amenities," Roberson said.
It will, cost an estimated
S500.000 for the renovation
phase of the Centennial project.
The committee has already begun
searching for grants and funding
options to assist with the project.
"This has been a dream of the
community for a long. long time-
hopefully we can locate the funds
to finish the project It can be
the centerpiece of a lot of activi-
ties in our community," Roberson-
said.


Gulf County continues to
have the dubious honor of rank-
ing right at the top -of the list of
monthly unemployment figures
released by the State Department
of' Labor and Employment'
Security. Preliminary figures for
October rank Gulf at third in the
state with 12.9% unemployment.
Gulf has been at or near the
top of the state's list since Florida
Coast Paper Company closed the
doors to its mill in August of
1998. ,
The opening of .Gulf
Correctional Institute's annex
helped relieve some .of the early
pressures of unemployment fig-
ures-ranging around 20% for
several months.
The future status of the, mill
is still somewhat in question as it
goes through bankruptcy pro-
ceedings in federal court in


Delaware.
Stone Container (a ..wholly
owned subsidiary of Smurfit--
Stone Container Corporation) has
filed a reorgahizational plan with
the court. J. Patrick Floyd, attor-
ney for Gulf County's Tax
Collector Eda Ruth Taylor, said
Tuesday morning that a hearing
date for Stone's plan will probably
be held in January, 2000.
United Papermaker Workers
International union president
John Reeves said the local union
is attempting to set up a meeting
with Stone to evaluate how the
union might work with, them to
reopen the mill, if it is successful
,in receiving court approval of its
reorganizational plan.
Stone has given no indication
of what it intends to do with the
mill if the plan is accepted.


The Centennial Building was built in 1938. IPhoto courresu of'Gulf'.4L'iAton/



Mi l's Status Still

Impacts Employment

,Gulf Ranks#3In State, at12.9%


-- -Garden Club's 50th

Anniversary Held
All: A" d


"The only things we are going
to leave behind are those'things
we give away," Attorney Billy'Joe
Rish told those present at the Port
St. Joe Garden Club's 50th
anniversary/open house.
As the keynote speaker Rish
recognized the club .for its many
accomplishments. "This commu-
nity has a great debt that we owe
you," he said.
Rish emphasized that the
club members' motives have
always been for 'the beauty and
prosperity of the community arid
not for personal gain.
There are currently 21 active


members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club. One'of the club's
major projects Was the restoration
and landscaping of its meeting
place. The former Catholic
Church is now listed on the
state's Historical Register.
Local garden club member
Barbara Wood presented Gulf
County Extension Service Agent
Roy Lee Carter with a present and
special thanks for his assistance
to the organization.
Carter's help has been instru-
mental in the implementation of
(See GARDEN CLUB on Page 5A)


Census Jobs Available In Gulf
The United States Census *County Courthouse-County
!Bureau is now hiring temporary Commissioners Room-6:00 p.m.,
'workers for Census 2000. December 9th and 16th, January
The ria for these 'obs are 13th, 20th, and 27th.


,$8;50 per hour and $.31 per mile.
'Alll applications and testing will be
done at the following locations:
*Gulf/Franklin Center-
:Fridays 10 a.m. Building E-101
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
:January 7th, 14th, 21st, and
28th.


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*Old Court House-
Wewahitchka 2nd floor, Tuesdays
10:00 a.m., December 7th and
14th, January 4th, llth, 18th,
and, 25th.
For more information you
may call 229-6201 or 1-888-325-
7733.


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The Port St. Joe Garden Center, located on Eighth Street in
Port St. Joe, has been listed on the State of Florida's Historical
'Register.


Barbara Wood recognizes GC Extension Agent RoyLee Carter.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1999, ;'
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It's Time to Give



Thanks To God

We Have Many Blessings In

Spite of out Many Adversities
SOME FOLKS WILL HAVE A HARD time finding anything to,
be \thankful about at this season, this year. They are still not
working. They are finding it hard to make a living for their fam-:
ilies. They don't have the wherewithal to pay their bills, which
they should be making at this time of the year, in preparation for'
Christmas. They are worried about the future of their jobs; their
future, period. There is so much which is uncertain.
But there are still a. number of reasons to be thankful!
There is health and the love of family and neighbors for.
which to be thankful. There is the fact that we didn't experience
the wrath, of a hurricane and its accompanying damage. There is.
the fact that we don't live in an earthquake-prone area, such as
Turkey. There is the fact that we are not at war with anybody
and facing the daily trauma of examining a "body count".
As "Spotball" Barbee always starts any prayer he is asked to
utter, 'Thank you, God, that things with us, are as well as they
are!"
COME TO THINK OF' IT, THINGS are pretty good with all' of
us, no matted how bad we imagine them to be. We can all find"
something to be thankful about, without much effort.
Our economic, woes is only a temporary situation. We' cani
adapt. But there are other things, of a permanent nature, which'
should matter far more to us than the fleeting situation created
by good or bad economics.
The weather is good. If it still doesn't suit you, just hang
around for a while and it 'will change. .. nmaybe.,to your partic-
ular liking!
Our teams are in the'.play-offs again.
Our schools are adequate, ensuring a solid foundation for
our children. Our children are as safe as any children in this
state or nation have a right to expect to be.
We can walk outside: at night without 'arming ourselves
against the threat of being mugged. Our law enforcement does a
reasonably good job of protecting us from harm.
In spite of minor differences among ourselves, we all get
along with each other in this land of freedom and 'plenty.
It's a good time to be thankful, come to think about it!



Governor Catching Flack

GOVERNOR BUSH IS CATCHING more than his ration of
flack over. his recent decision to abolish affirmative action in
Florida. putting everyone on an equal footing, which is what
affirni(ve action was supposed to be doing. Affirmative action
was created to ensure everyone. regardless of race, of an' equal
opportunity- at enrollment to college or doing business with the
state. It didn't do it, however.
The Governor's action wasn't received very well by either a
segment of the'white race nor the black. Each opposing segment
of the population saw itself as the target of the abolishment of a
guaranteed position of favoritism. At least, now students must
strive for the favored position, the opportunity to advance.
THE .GOVERNOR'S ACTION WAS NOT all that bad, we
believe.. It still guarantees that thetop 20 percent of any high
school gets to attend college. It. should have been that way, all
along. If a student works and achieves, he or she is rewarded, no
matter what their race or gender. .
It gives incentive to all. .
If'a student fails to make the top 20 percentt in his class,
chances are he will not excel-or even finish-his college class-
work. Certainly we wouldn't be training the brightest-or hard-
est working-students; the cream of the crop,,sp to speak.,.
It speaks for itself when we continue the practice of guaran-
teeing ANY firm of a job, based solely on their registered owner-
ship ,by,,race'or gender. Price is no object..
The preceding editorials are written by W'ie ley Ri. Ramsey, 'Editor gEmeritus:.


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert



:Thankful For Those Butterball Folks

he'd spotted a turkey a couple of Buddy Wiggleton didn't want any had taken off his undershirt and
.years back in those thick woods part of wading that creek. was frantically wiping and blowing
where Sugar Creek turns back and "Look around." Ricky posed up and down the weapon.


One Thanksgiving we decided,
to shoot our own turkey. It was, I
suspect, our way of bonding with
the Pilgrims. Or maybe we thought
the meat, would be much more
delicious if we "took" It ourselves.,
Or, possibly, it was just something '
diffir't" for bored, young boys to
do!
Our quest to put food on the
table was made a tad harder by the
fact that not one of us had seen a.
turkey in our neck of the woods for,,O
years. As a matter of fact I'd never .
ever seen 'a live, moving around',
had-all-its-clothes-on turkey in my
whole life! I knew what they looked.
liked from the elementary school,.
pageant we held every.
Thanksgiving., .
I even was one briefly in the'
third grade' re-enactment where
'Pocahontas' or Sacajawiea or some'
Indian princess showed up just in ,
the nick of time.
Hollis Mayo's uncle thought'


heads toward the Mount Zion
Church. We ",borrowed" Ricky
Gene Stafford's grandfather's 20
gauge and we were off. undeterred
by the,fact that we could only find
one shell and Hollis' uncle
couldn't see past the end of his
Tiose.
We put the shell in the gun so.
'we wouldn't have to carry it-and
we figured we'd be ready in ease a
wild gobbler stepped out in front of
1us as we crossed the barn lot and
headed for the Steadman Ridge
Road.
It didn't take much planning
when you were ten or eleven -to get
up an adventure. ,
"How are we- going to get
across the creek?" .
Shoot, we hadn't thought
;,about that Sugar Creek wasn't all -
that deep, just a little more than
above the knees in the fordable
places, but it was swift and cold inr
; late November. ,
We could walk down to the '
* swinging bridge at the church.":
"Naw, that would take an hour
to get down there and back." .' .
"Let's just hunt on. this side."


over the open fields all around us.
"Do you see any turkeys? They are
going to be hiding over there..." he
gestured toward the far bank. "...in
the deep underbrush."
It sounded right, to me.
'Course, wasn't nobody going to
mistake me for Daniel Boone when
it came to turkey hunting ....
"Don't drop the gun." I can't
remember who issued the warn-
ing, but you talk about a jinxl It
wasn't the cool water or the swift-
ness of the stream that got me-it
was the slick stones that made up
the creek bottom. I wasn't halfway
across when I slipped. 'One foot
went south, the other did a double
back flip. I Immediately let'go of
the gun as I reached to break my
fall.
"ldiot!" "Numbskull!" "Imbe-
cile!" were a few of the printable
epitaphs hurled in my direction as
my bosom buddies rushed past to
retrieve the shotgun.
The only thing wetter than me
when'we flopped down on the dis-
tnrt shore was that old single shot
Ithaca. ... .s :w .,. ; ,
'"Will it still work?" Ricky Gene


"Do you reckon all that water
will swell the stock?"
"This shell is soaked!" i
"The shell will dry-we ve got'
to get the mud out of the barrel .;.

Folks, .my enthusiasm fet'
turkey hunting was beginning to.'
wane.. -
We crawled oir wet selves a.':
good half mile through somrre of the'
thickest bushes 'nd'. vines arid'
Stickers that I have ever seen aid
then we laid silent for the better ''"
part' of the afternoon waiting for -'/'
Mr. Turkey to come strutting by.
I :was hungry, freezing," aril
tired of squishing the water in my4
boots' through my toes when Ricky'
Gene ',broke,, the silence "We'".
haven't seen so muclA as a chicken
hawk! Hollis, are you sure this is i
Sthe place your 'uncle was talking ,:
about?"
It was somewhere out here."'
"Out here" could cover arplot;of
territory! I was thinking surely th.is-i,
ain't.the way Daniel and Davy did-
it when Buddy voiced. my- senti-,.i,
;(See KIESLEY ON PAGE S,)
3 3'j 'r


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An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away (or Something Like That
,, :.. -.,, .ay.-- ,,A.. ..(,; ,,, ,,,-" .S h n g .'., :".


IT'S THANKSGIVING week
end which means its time to begin
thinking about Christmas shop-
ping. The stores around these
parts have just begun to tout their
merchandise for Christmas gift-
giving and the weather is getting a
little nip in it; just the thing for
getting the Christmas spirit.
I've never been one to 'peak"
out on Christmas-neither the gift
buying no' the preparations-too
early. I've more or less followed the
theory that so long as it is still this
side_ of: Christmas, there is still
time to get it done. Even if one
waits until December 24 to do his.
Christmas shopping, there is still
plenty of time.
I'm going to have to change my
gift-buying habits this year, how-
ever. I don't know just how I'm
going to. change them, but I'll be
sure and give that some thought
in the next few days.

IN 'THE MEANTIME, we've
already begun to receive


Chnstmas gifts. Here it is only
Thanksgiving,: and we. 'have
'received a nice gift' already, and
have half of it already eaten up!
That's getting into the spirit
early, isn't it?'
Frenchie's sister. who lives out
in Spokane, Washington, has sent
us a nice gift of a box of fresh,
tree-ripened apples. Wilna [her
name] is like that. She does things
so she'll have plenty of time to do
Sit right. If she has an idea you
would appreciate something, she
gets, busy right away and bundles
it up and sends it along. I'll bet
UPS loves her.. and her habit of
sending things to other people.


She might have been one of
the first 'ones to buy stock in the
company when it became available
a couple of weeks ago. If UPS had
.many customers like Wilna, I;.
would have bought stock in itl

I EVEN GET HUGE bundles of,
newspapers two or three times a.
year from her. It's as if she hasn't'
anything else to bundle up and,'
send, so she just bundles up
,newspapers and .sends them '
along. ,
Got to keep UPS busy and*
moving -
One or two years, 'she sent
boxes of english walnuts. Frenchie


sends her pecans. They don't have
pecans out there and we don't
have english walnuts down here,
so it works out even.
Wilna loves to cook
,When we were out there visit-
ing, a couple of years ago, she'd
get up at 4:00 in the morning, just
to begin cooking. She also sends
us a home-made fruitcake almost'
every year,.
She loves to cook.
Three or four years ago, she
was here visiting us.. 'It 'seems as if
one of her spns-in-law had some
airline bonus .miles built up, so
she used theri for him.
While she '"was here, she
cooked every meal for us. I never
ate so good, before or sense!
I thinkthetapples came off the
farm of another son-in-law's par-.
ents. They, are genuine
Washington state grown apples.

THERE'S NOTHING like a
tree-ripened, home-grown' apple.


There's' nothing like a variety.
Washington. state fresh, home-.
grown'apple. OF
We took a trip to the moun- have
taiht s about a- .month ago, where. would a
they grow'apples in this part of the.; n't ev
world. There's even a., "Ramsey gron s
Apple House. up'thefe and We'v& grawno-
purchased some of their,. 'fruit;. her is ta
whichis grown in an orchard adja- of eatiri
'cent to the apple' house and even cery s
those, apples are better tasting, Oely sb
than the ones purchased in a Only ha
super market. and tha
There's no apple taste like the m. b
taste of a fresh Washington state .re
apple, however. lunmchi
Apples are treated with some the liiik
Ssort-of gas to preserve them for the in our
super market trade, which the i r
fresh picked ones don't get. crazy
Many people fromnhere go to ofIve
the mountains supposedly just 'to of apblo
get a loadof apples, just'so they the bo
will have the experience of eating So,
some really fresh ones. They're an' necessil
acceptable substitute, but nothing of fresh
like the Washington state grown : ed.


COURSE, SHE couldn't
sent anything Frenchie' *
appreciate more. She dbes-
;n appreciate my: fresh-'.,
Satsumas' as much as eveh,
-bought' apple'. Ah apple tb'
imbrosiai It 'is the epitome
Lg! Apfles 'arre on our gr'o-
hopping listj. every week.
nanas makellit more often
.t's because we don't buy as
ananas at the time.
nchie. iets' : apples f^'
supper" and i between
A'ppls, td 'her; are one Ofi
s to 'the'food chain we nee8
diet every day. She's apple

even started getting slices
e for breakfast, to go, with
l1 of apple sauce I have.
you could sajr,-apples ;are, a
ty'.at our house and"a box
ones are'"much appreciat-


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State's HSCT Results


Released by Gallagher


Education Commissioner
Tom : Gallagher has released the
results of the October 1999
eleventh grade High School Com-
petency Test (HSCT) which show a
consistent state passing rate
when high performing student
FCAT scores are combined with
the HSCT results.
"Although the HSCT results
alone show a decline," said Gal-
lagher, "when we combine the stu-
dents who exempted the HSCT
due to their FCAT scores, we see
consistent overall results."
Florida students are required
to demonstrate skills in math and
reading. to receive a high school
diploma. Since 1983, students
have taken the HSCT to meet this
requirement. In 1999 the FCAT
was.used as an additional method
to meet the same requirement.
The math part of the HSCT
was -taken by 59,611 students,
and the reading test was taken by
76,527 students.
Approximately 50% of eligible
students earned an exemption
from the math HSCT when tested
last February Ond about 32%
earned exemptions from the
HSCT reading test. These stu-
dents did not take the October
1999 HSCT.
When the numbers of stu-
dents earning exemptions from
the HSCT are added to those who
earned passing scores on the
HSCT, the results show 81% met
the reading graduation require-
ment and 77% met the math
graduation requirement. These
results are, identical with those
reported a year ago when all stu-
defats took the HSCT.
The reading section of the
HSCT measures comprehension
and skills in obtaining informa-
tiohi, identifying facts and opin-
ions, and drawing conclusions
frotn a variety of reading selec-
tions. Students read and answer
questions about the kinds of
material they typically encounter
in textbooks, non-fictional litera-


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mernts- exactly, "Let's get out of
here. it's going to be dark before
we-get home if we don't hurry."
"Which way is out of here?"
"I don't know. How did we
come in?"
"If we knew which- way we
came in, we'd know how to get
oul."
It was way- past dark by the
time we found Sugar Creek. And I
can safely say that there wasn't a
turkey within a hundred miles of
that area--cause we covered every'
inch of it winding ourselves out of
there!
As a matter of fact, we came
out on a part of the creek that I
had never seen before. I was com-
plet1lyd1ry ,by the time we waded
back into thfiat water. '.
Dad was leading the search
party that found us! Andhe was
so relieved to see me that he was-
n't even mad. He even laughed, out
loud as I recounted the day's ill-
fated misadventure. (I might have
forgotten to mention It was me that
dropped the shotgun.)
""Son, you boys have proven
once again what I have beenr'say-
ing 'about Thanksgiving .for years..
riot'all the turkeys are on the'
table!"
I Told You I
Once Was One,
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ture, magazines, newspapers, and
other forms of popular literature.
The math section of the HSCT
demands that students read and
solve real-world problems dealing
with consumer applications and
percent, measurements, con-
cepts of simple probability, use of
ratios and proportions, applying
geometric relationships, and solv-
ing one-step equations.
The FCAT reports a student's
skill with scores that range from
100 to 500. If a tenth grade stu-


dent earns a score in math at the
315 or higher level, the .student
does not have to take the math
part of the HSCT. Students who
score at 327 or higher on the
reading test do not have to take
the communications part of the
HSCT.
The Gulf County school dis-
trict reports that 73% of those
tested passed the HSCT. More
specifically, 61% taking the math
part, passed, while 71% passed
the communications section.


Newly elected chairman Dave May (left) congratulates Frank Hannon on his retirement.


Hannon Retires as Chairman


of the Board of Citizens Bank


Frank. Hannon, an organizing
board member of Citizens Federal .
Savings & Loan in 1956 retired as
Chairman of the Board of Citizens


A Builder of Strong Youth
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Rish have recently donated $1,000 to
help with the construction of a boys' and girls' scouting building
which will, be a multi-purpose facility for the groups.
As he was giving the check to Rotary Club representative
Doug Kent, Mr. Rish stated that: his children were; involved in'
scouting when they were younger, and he hopes his grandchil-
dren will be able to enjoy the same activities in the new build-
ing.
Presently, the foundation is poured and the time has come to
erect the walls. The Rotary Club of Port St. Joe invites all Gulf
County residents to be a part of this endeavor by donating funds
,for its completion.


Shelter From Page 1


Shelter National Board Program
was designed to supplement exist-
ing efforts to provide shelter, food
and support services to homeless
and hungry Individuals nation-
Swide. .. .
The program is governed by a
national board. chaired by FELMA
and composed of representatives
from the American Red Cross;
Catholic ChariUes, USA; United
Jewish Communities: National
Council of Churches; The
Salvation Army and Linited Way'of
America.
Each year the board distrib-
utes. funds to approximately,
S1.000 local nonprofit organiza-
tions who in turn provide emer-
gency food and shelter to those in
need. 'through shelters, soup
kitchens, food banks, one month
rent or utilities assistance receiv-
'j.ing funds, a local board, com-
',,posed much like the .national
board, advertises the availability,


' of funds, establishes local priori-
ties, selects organizations to
receive funding and monitors pro-
grams compliance.
"I am pleased I could
announce this good.news for the
charitable organizations that have
. given so much to North Florida
and for the individuals in need
whom they serve," said Congress-
man Boyd.
"This program provides critl-
cal support to our nation's pro-
grams for the homeless and hun-
gry, and it grants flexibility to the
local jurisdictions in' deciding how
to best utilize these precious
resources," added Boyd.
The program has been in exis-
tence since 1983 and has since
then distributed S1.9 billion in
communities nationwide, thus
providing millions of additional
meals and nights of shelter for
those in need.


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Remember: No Candy Thrown From Floats!


Federal Savings Bank and CF
Bankshares, Inc.
Hannon has: been an active


Apalachicola's Annual


Ch istmas Celebration


This year's historic Apalachi-
cola Christmas celebration will
light up Apalachicola on
November 26. From 5;00 to 9:00
p.m. the streets of downtown
Apalachicola will be, lined with
luminaries and filled with holiday
spirit. Merchants will be open late
and there will be plenty of activi-
ties for the kids.
The sounds of carolers will
echo through the streets filling
the evening with Chnstmas spirit.
Horse-drawn carnage ndes will be
available to take visitors through
Apalachicola's historic downtown.


The highlight, of course, will
'be the big guy himself. Santa will
: arrive on the Governor Stone, an
1877 historic sailing schooner, at
6:00 p.m. at the city dock on
Water Street, across from City
Hall. Santa will hear children's
Christmas wishes and the Love
Center Band will perform.

,Join them for an old-fash-
ioned Christmas celebration! For
more information contact the
chamber office at 653-9419 or
Susan Bickel at 653-2828.


member of the Board of Directors
of this locally owned financial
institution since 1956.
The bank has grown from its
humble beginning to $73 million
in assets as of October 30. Citi-
zens Federal S.avings Bank has
offices located in Mexico Beach,
Port St.. Joe, and Apalachicola.-
The bank has grown, from two
employees to 25 full-time employ-
ees.
David May was elected Chair-
man of the Board of both Citizens
Federal Savings Bank and .CF.
Bankshares, Inc. May stated,
"Under the leadership of Mr. Han-
non and the other directors. the'
bank has grown and prospered
over the past 43 years. The bank
can-be proud of its involvement in
the community and its financial
inmestmnient in our area."
Citizens Federal Savings
Bank is a wholly owned sub-
sidiary of CF Bankshares. Inc.
and its stock is widely held. CF
Bankshares. Inc. is not traded on
a national stock exchange.


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Women's Role in the
Confederacy UDC
Apalachicola Chapter #826
United Daughters of the
Confederacy met at the home of
Jane Forster on November 15.
Mrs. Forstef ave an enlight-
ening program on "The Woman's
Role in the Confederacy." .Love
and dedication to the -Southern
cause'Inspired some of the women
to disguise themselves and take
part in the actual fighting. Many
were discovered after a short time,
but quite a number of them were
able to conceal their identity for
several years and acutally fought
in some of the major. battles.
When the shortage of -medical
supplies became critical, it was
the women who managed to
smuggle precious .quantities in
the lining of their petticoats or
other garments thereby bringing
relief to a few of the wounded.
At the beginning of thdAVar, it
was almost unheard (K fcr a
woman to work in a hospital.
However, as the number of casu-
alties grew and it became, evident
that a crisis existed, the Southern
women were "allowed" to volun-
teer in army hospitals. It is not
surprising that they soon proved
their competence under fire, and
their services were quite in
* demand. Private hospitals and
"wayside homes" soon appeared
in numerous locations, -thereby
firmly establishing the need for
the nursing profession.
After the meeting, was
adjourned the hostess served deli-
cious refreshments.

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District II Horticulture Workshop


The members of the Sunny
Hills Garden Club, Inc. hosted
The Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs. District II Director, Sally
Malone o Port St. Joe opened the
workshop. Helen Turner gave the
invocation and led the pledge of
allegiance. Anna Simandl, presi-
dent of the Sunny Hills Garden
Club, welcomed the garden club
members of District II who attend-
ed. Malone introduced the state
chairman, the past directors, and
the district chairman.
Simandl introduced the guest
speakers. Master Gardner Natta
Butcher presented an informative
slide program about butterfly gar-
dens in Florida and how we can
attract them to our; gardens.
Isabele Cekaus Kas, a native of
Lithuania, gave a short presenta-
tion on the origin of the gem stone
amber from pine tree resin by the
Baltic Shores, also known as
Lithuania gold. Cekaus Kas relat-
ed finding rough amber stones at
the beach when she was a child.
Amber jewelry and stones were on
exhibit.
In flie afternoon, Simandl and
Cfekaus Kas presented a program


Cynthia D. Pickron--Jonathan L. Sims


Couple To Wed on December 4th


Ann and Steve Lucas of
Wewahitchka and Junior and
Sharlotte Pickron of Black Moun-
tain, North Carolina would like to
announce the engagement and,
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter. Cynthia D. Pickron, to
Jonathan L. Sims. son of Teresa


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and Oscar Redd of Wewahitchka ,
and Saimmy and Renee Sims of
Panama City.
Their wedding will be Satui-
day, December 4th, at 2:00 p.m.
at United Pentecostal Church.
The church is located on Highway
71, in Wewahitchka.
Family.and friends are invited
to share in the beginning, of their
lives together, as they exchange,
their wedding vows.


on container gardening. A large
selection of beautiful potted
plants were on sale at a very rea-
sonable price.
Sunny Hill Garden Club was
organized 1 years ago. The mem-
bers were very charming host-

Doyles Celebrate
53 Years Together
Charles E. (Ed) and Edith
Cornelia (Nelia) Doyle will cele-
brate their 53rd anniversar-y on
November 25th. The couple was
married on November 22. 1946 In
Columbus. Georgia after he
returned from active duty in the
Pacific during World War II.
Friends and relatives will join
them on Thanksgiving day at their
home in Wewahltchka to celebrate
this joyous occasion.


esses and provided delicious
desserts and many gifts that were.
given as door prizes. It was a very
interesting day to be enjoyed as
the "last" District II Workshop of
the century.


The Spring District II Meeting
will be held at Port St. Joe on May
11, 2000, It will be hosted by the
members of the Sea Oats & Dunes
Garden Club.


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Port St. Joe Garden Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on
Thursday, November 18th with a open house. Picture above are visi-
tors as they observe various exhibits of the Garden Club.
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Erica Katina Beard
Beard Received Degree
Erica. Katina Beard, (a high
honor graduate), class of 1996'
From Port St. Joe High School,'
,received her Associate of Arts
degree from the University of
Florida located in Gainesville on
May 1st of this year. .
She will be furthering her
education to become a doctor
(pediatrician). "
Erica is' the daughter of
Brenda Williams and Derrick
Beard, and the granddaughter of
Roosevelt arid Dorothy Beard.

WIG Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Group Board. of Directors and
membership will meet in regular
session on Thursday, December
2, at the WIG Teen Center. The
meeting will begin. promptly at
6:00 p.m., ET. All members are
urged to ,attend.


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GED Test Will Be Given


The GED test will be given
through the Gulf County, Adult
School on December 1st and 2nd.
Testing will begin promptly at
8:30 a.m. ET., on Monday and
Tuesday. The test will be given at
the Gulf County Adult School,
located at .2855 Long Avenue in
Port St. Joe.
Registration will be held cur-
,rently through12:00 noon on
tuesday, November 30th,. at the
Gulf County Adult School, ask for
Merri Christie. Registration fee is
$40.00 cash or money orders
only.
GED preparation along with
regular adult education program
is offered. You will need to reme-
diate prior to taking test. Go in


now to enroll!!
If you have any questions
please call 227-1744.


Garden

Club
(From Page 1)
one of the club's gardening pro-
jects with the elementary school's
fifth grade classes.
The garden club was orga-
nized in 1948 and became a mem-
ber of the Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1949.


Russell Celebrates 7th
Russell Miller celebrated his 7tin birthday on
Saturday. November 20th at the Guillord Farm in
Overstreet Russell is the son of Brenda and Ronald Miller
of Mexico Beach. All ot his guests enjoyed a hayride to the
Overslreet Division ol Forestry fire tower, where Chris and
S- Don, angers and tirelighters. demonstrated the gear they
,. wear when lighting lorest fires, and took the whole group
up in the lire lower After the tour of the lower, the group
had a hayride back to the larm where everyone enjoyed
cake and ice cream. Once the presents were opened, a
treasure hunt was held with the prize being a treasure
chest lull of gold coins The pinata was broken after only 4
tries, then everyone roasted marshmallows
Russell and his parents wisr, to tank Uncle Bobby
Guilford and Ihonda Vise lor allowing us to use their home for our party, and to Uncle Bobby
for the wonderful hay ride. Also. we greatly appreciated Chris and Don for the forestry lour.
Helping Russell celebrate were his mother and father, MaMa and PaPa Guillord Aunt
Fern and Uncle Jimmy. Uncle Bobby, Rrhonda, Jessica. Aunt Cynthia. Mrs Paula Clements
Marshall Nelson. Cindy Fenaes. Diane Pills. Theresa Thursbay, Kristen, Corey Colin. Joshua,
Caleb. Brian. Lauren, Peylon. Maddie. Chase. Colton. Caailyn Celesl, Emily, Savannah. Reis
and Bryce
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Noon 4:00 pm 15% off Mayflower Collection of
crystal eggs and ships.
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4:00 6:00 pm Sample wonderful Washington State
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Billy Joe Rish is shown as
he speaks at the open house.


The local Garden Club marked its 50th anniversary with an open
house, and community members were invited to tour the historic
building, which was the site of the first Catholic church in Port St.
Joe.


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

JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist

ST. JOE MOTEL
501 Monument Avenue
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in
the area. Come in and try our service!


SIn the photo' above, local historian and retired County Clerk
George Y.' Core discusses the history of the area-with Ethel Bridges,
98, a garden club member for many years.


'Garden club members and guests are shown listening to a pre-
sentation at the open house last Thursday evening.


Gulf Schools Implement New

"Teeii Options7' Pilot Program


The Teen Options Program is
currently, being. implemenited at
Port. St. Joe and Wewalhitchka
High Schools. The district stafJ
,." ill provide supplemental acade-
mic instruction and career explo-
ration for at-risk students who
are eligible.1 to,., participate in. a
dropout prevenLion program.
In addition.. students will
have access to cumculium materi-
als designed to prevent them from
becoming teen parents.
Port St. Joe High School and
Wewahltchka High School will
each have a full time instructor to
provide services for students. The
academic instruction consists of
FCAT preparation for English and
math skills, career awareness and
assessment, and a postponing
se.-ual Inolh'ement component.
In addition, each high school
'will establish ,.a career and
employabilit y center to enhance
occupational orientation for stu-
dents.
The staff will provide incen-
tives to motivate students to suc-


cesslully complete the program.
For example, students, will take
field trips to area businesses and
governmental agencies, and com-
pete for post-secondary scholar-
ships.
The program will be consid-
ered a success if the majority of
its participants: '(1) do not become
a teen parent, (2) receive no .disci-
pline 'referrals, (3) are absent no
more than twice each nine weeks,
(4) pass a post employability skill
test, and (5) maintain a 2.0 grade
point average.
The program is expected to
serve 40 students at each high
school.


Reindeer Food On Sale
The WHS 2000 Project
Graduation Committee is selling
canisters of reindeer food to be
sprinkled liberally about lawns,
driveways, and carport areas.
Each canister contains 18
ounces of special oats sprinkled
with Magic Pixie Dust to help the
reindeer fly. While Santa delivers
gifts and fills stockings inside
homes, the reindeer will enjoy
munching on this nutritious, deli-
cious snack.
The food canisters will be on
sale until Christmas, but patrons
are encouraged to buy early. Each
attractively packaged canister is a
'bargain at $3.00 and can be pur-
chased at WES (see Lori Price).


Gina the Clown
is available for birthday
parties. Magic, face painting,
balloons and games. Or have
your party at Slice and Ice in
Mexico Beach. Party room
includes clown show, pizza,
drinks and ice cream.
No fuss no muss.
Call 850-648-4772.
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"Emerald Coast" Authors Awarded
Recently, St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union
announced, that its name is now Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union. When the Board of Directors first decided to make this
change, they wanted the members' opinions on what the new
name should be. Suggestion boxes were placed in all three
branches, and many wonderful ideas were given. It was a
momentous decision with several excellent suggestions to
choose from, but the board decided on one favorite-Emerald
Coast .
They hope that the new name will more accurately reflect the
change in the charter that allows the, field of membership to
include the following: "Persons who live, work, worship, or
attend school In and businesses and other legal entities located
in Gulf County and in the City of Mexico Beach."
This wonderful new name was given by two credit union
members-Betty P. Mamoran and Debbie Hale. They both
received a $100 cash prize for suggesting the winning name.
Pictured are members of the board giving the cash prizes to the
winners. /


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Ways to Handle
By: Bob Crawford,
Commissioner of Agriculture
The arrival of the fall and win-
ter holiday season can bring lots
of fun, food and feasting. But if
food isn't handled or prepared
properly, food poisoning can
result-and festivity can quickly
turn into calamity.
Food poisoning is caused by
toxins, created by bacteria, which'
often are undetectable by sight,'
smell or taste. Millions are affect-
ed by food poisoning each year .
It is important to practice safe
food handling and preparation
methods throughout the year, but
the hectic holidays can present
even more possibilities for food
poisoning. at home: larger-than-,
usual meals often are being pre-
pared; new recipes and cooking
techniques may be tried; buffets
may be set out for guests; large
amounts of leftovers may remain
for additional meals; food may be
transported from one home to
another, etc.
Of special concern this time
of year is the increased risk of
food poisoning associated with
the popular custom of stuffing
turkeys prior to cooking-a prac-
tice not recommended by food,
Safety experts, r
With the ,potential for food,
poisoning increased during the
holidays, it is especially important
to remember safe food handling
and preparation practices. A few
tips:
Thaw turkey in the refrigerator.
not on the counter top ,. ..
m Room temperature encour-
ages 'the growth of bacteria, so
defrost your turkey in the refriger-
*ator rather than on the counter
,top. Allow one day of defrosting,
for each five pounds of turkey
weight. .You can safely refrigerate
the thawed turkey another day or
two, but don't let the juices drip
ontci other foods.
To reduce defrosting- time,
wrap the bird in a waterproof,
plastic bag and submerge it in
cold water. Cold water slows the
bacterial -growth that may. occur
in the thawed outer portions
while the inner areas are still
thawing. Change the water every
.30 minutes. .. .
Cook the stuffing separate from,
the turkey ... .
Stuffing placed inside ani
uncooked turkey is susceptible to
bacterial growth, and it is espq)
cially. ill-advised to stuff an
uncooked turkey before storing
in the.refrigerator. ,. ,
Stuffing cooked inside a
turkey may not get hot enough for
any dangerous bacteria in it to be-
killed-even if the turkey itself is.
completely cooked and has
reached the recommended inter-
nal temperature .of 1800
Fahrenheit.
The tighter the turkey is
stuffed the greater the risk,
because the center is even more
Insulated during cooking from the
bacteria-killing heat. If cooked
long enough to kill the bacteria in
the stuffing. the turkey will prob-
ably be drier than most people,


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like. So, cook the stuffing sepa-
rate from the turkey.
To increase flavor, use chick-
en broth instead of water in the.
stuffing recipe. Adding more
onions or celery will increase the
moisture content. Cover the dish
for half the cooking time-then
uncover it for browning.
Don't interrupt the cooking
process...'
Interrupting the cooking
process, or cooking, a turkey in
stages, promotes the growth of
bacteria. This is because the
turkey may have been heated
enough to activate bacteria, but
riot enough to kill them. Once
you've .started cooking the turkey,
cook it through to completion.
Carve the turkey into serving
slices before refrigerating .
Cooked, whole, stuffed
turkeys don't store safely in the
refrigerator. Remove the stuffing
from a turkey cooked in advance
and refrigerate it immediately.
Allow the turkey juices to set-
tle for 20 to 30 minutes, then,
carve the'bird into serving slices;
place them in shallow containers,
cover and refrigerate. When it's
time to' serve, reheat the slices
and the stuffing in, a conventional
or microwave oven to a tempera-
ture of at least 1650 Fahrenheit.
Make sure cooking temperatures
are high enough to kill bacteria ...
The temperatures between
40: and 140: Fahrenheit are the
most dangerous for bacterial
growth. Bacteria grow best-and
some produce heat-resistant tox-
ins-in this temperature range in
the danger zone too long.
A meat thermometer-insert-
ed into the thickest part of the
thighs next to the body. but not
touching the bone-is the best


way to assure proper cooking to
at least 180 degrees.
Take extra care with holiday buf-
fets ...
be sure you have enough
room in your refrigerator for the
perishable foods you plan to serve
at holiday buffets. Servings are
best kept small and replenished
directly from the refrigerator or
stove. .
The longer food is kept out,
especially beyond two hours, the
greater the risk of food poisoning
'even if hot trays or chafing dishes
are used. Refrigerate perish-
ables-especially the turkey and
other meat and poultry prod-
ucts-as soon as possible after
your guests have finished eating.
Careffil storage of leftovers mini-
mizes food poisoning. ..
Reheated leftover turkey and
stuffing shouldn't be kept out to
serve for more than two hours
before being refrigerated or
frozen. Perishable foods left at
room temperature for longer than
two hours are susceptible to bac-
teria that can multiply to danger-
ous levels and cause food poison-
ing.
Leftover turkey can be safely
refrigerated for three to four days,
but stuffing and 'gravy should be
used within a day. or, two. To
speed up the cooling process,
slice leftovers into serving sizes
and store in several smaller shal-
low. covered containers.
Be especially careful when mak-
ing homemade eggnog ..
Laying hens are suspected of
transmitting bacteria directly into
the interior of eggs before the
shells are formed. Eggnog mix-
tures made from raw eggs should
be cooked or microwave to' 160'
Fahrenheit or until it thickens


enough to coat a spoon, then
refrigerated at once.
Pasteurized eggs are used in
commercial eggnog so no cooking
is necessary. Homemade eggnog
using egg substitutes is also safe '
since these frozen commercial.
products have been pasteurized.
Raw eggs in holiday recipes
demand special care...
The.' high temperatures
required to cook cakes, cookies
and :candy containing raw eggs
are sufficient to kill bacteria..
However, the raw eggs in cookie,
dough may present a hazard,
especially to children, the elderly
and .those with certain health
problems, so uncooked cookie ,
dough is not safe to eat.
Using egg substitutes and,
margarine for- Hollandaise sauce
eliminates the hazard posed by,.
raw eggs and offers the added
benefit of no cholesterol.
For chocolate mousse, melt i
the chocolate with the liquid
called for in the recipe, add the
eggs and heat gently to 1600
Fahrenheit.

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BUCKLE UP FLORIDAl
November 22nd through
November 28th is designated as
"Buckle Up Florida" week. This
will be during the Thanksgiving
holiday, so the Port St. Joe Police
Department is asking all travelers
to please buckle up and have a
safe and happy holiday.
ERRATIC MOVEMENT LEADS To
ARREST
On Saturday, November 20th,
around 1:20 in the morning,
Officer Russell Burch was on rou-
tine.-patrol. During his patrol of
Highway 98 at the Florida Coast
Paper Compai y overpass, Burch
noticed a red Pontiac moving in
such a manner that the driver
appeared impaired.
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L. Feder (Apalachicola) was
arrested for driving under the
influence.
Mr. Feder was then processed
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail. Feder first appeared
before Judge Moore and was
released on a forty dollar bond.
FAILURE To YIELD NETS ACCIDENT
On Tuesday, November 16,
around 5:28 p.m., Officer Chris
Teeter responded to a crash
reported at the intersection of
Highway 71 and Woodward
Avenue. Upon his arrival, it was
discovered that two vehicles were
involved.
The first vehicle was driven by
Era Herring Daniel, of Port St.
Joe. The second was driven by
Christopher Allen Earley, also a
resident of Gulf County. Vehicle
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As vehicle #1 crossed the
highway, it failed to yield the right
of way to vehicle #2. Damages to
both vehicles were estimated by
Officer Teeter at $7,500.
Injured persons involved in
the incident were checked at the
scene by paramedic Deborah
Thrasher and transported to Gulf
Pines Hospital by Gulf County
EMS, where they were treated and
released.
BACK-TO-BACK MISHAPS
On Tuesday, November 16,
around 5:40 p.m., Officer Teeter -
was dispatched to a crash at the
intersection of 'Highway 98 and
Avenue A in Port St. Joe.
Vehicle # 1 was driven by
Barbara Nelson Bailey and the
second was driven by David
Hampton Overstreet (both of Port
St. Joe). During Officer Teeter's
investigation, it was discovered
that vehicle #2 was traveling
north on Highway 98 in the inside
lane.
When vehicle #1 pulled from
Avenue.A, it came into the path of
vehicle #2, failing to yield the
right of way.
Estimated damage to. both
vehicles by the officer was around
$4,500. The injured were checked
at the scene by paramedic John
Ford and transported' to Gulf
*Pines Hospital by Gulf County
EMS, where they were treated and
released..

(Sheriff's Beat')

RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL...
Wednesday, November 17th-
Cynthia O'Neal, 43, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, worthless checks:
Early Lewis, 34, B/M, of Port St.
Joe, violation of probation (re:
battery): .Jimmy Gathers, 43,
B/M, of Port St. Joe, violation of
probation (trespassing); David
Forehand, 24, of Wewahitchka,
worthless checks; Steven Shiver,
38, W/M, of Altha, worthless
checks: and Cedrick Beachum,
27, B/M, of Port St. Joe, aggra-
vated battery.
Thursday, November 18th-
Donna Burch, 43, W/F, of Port St.
Joe, domestic battery.
Friday, November 19th-
Daniel Madison Martin, 22, W/M,
of Port St. Joe, violation of proba-
tion (re: two counts of uttering);
and David Bollinger. 31, W/M, St.
George Island, failure to return
leased property, two counts of
petit theft.
Sunday, November 21st-
Ronald Raivio, 51, of Port St. Joe,
disorderly conduct; and Deme-
trice Cummings, 26, B/M, of
Apalachicola, failure to appear
(re: no valid driver's license).

FFWCC Citations
On .November 17, Officer Tony
Lee of the Florida Fish and
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Tools such as "Mr. Gross Mouth" and the "M & M Demonstration" were used to explainthe dan-
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pledging to be tobacco-free, each student received a tote pouch filled with coloring books, stick-
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was working, in a area of St:
Joseph Bay in Gulf county, at
approximately 6:30 p.m. Officer
Lee noticed a vessel that was not
displaying any lighting.
Upon closer inspection,
Officer Lee discovered the vessel
was.a net boat. The subject on the
net boat was identified as Bobby
Jean Smith. Mr. Smith was in the
process of retrieving a net onto
the vessel.
After examining Mr. Smith's
net, Officer Lee noticed that there
were two nets that were tied
together. The .nets were found to
have an approximate measure-
ment of 1,872 square feet. The law
currently allows the use, of no
more than 500 square feet of net.
The nets were both much
larger than the two inch' stretch
mesh size allowed by law. The
nets were also improperly
marked. The 23 mullet Mr. Smith
had on his vessel were in a cooler
without ice on them.
Mr. Smith was cited for
improper net marking, net over
500 ,square feet, and nets with
over two inch stretch mesh. His
nets and his fish were seized for
evidence.
On November 19, Officers
David Erdman and Jim Moore
were working in 'St. Joseph Bay in
the area of Eagle Harbor. They
noticed a vessel that appeared to
be a net boat.
Upon closer inspection,
Officer Erdman found that the net'
contained four inch stretch mesh.
The law only allows the net to con-
tain no larger than two inch
stretch mesh. The purpose of the
two inch stretch mesh is to keep
fish from killing themselves in the
net.
Clinton Lamar Moore was
arrested and charged with fishing
with a. net larger than two inch
stretch mesh. His net and 49 mul-
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self, but also all of the other fans
who support their team? But then
I suppose if you chose to write
such vulgarity, you really don't
care about anyone else.
Unfortunately, It's people like
you who give FSU Fans a bad
name.
Great to be a "Florida Gator"
Gwen Parrish


Disagrees with Premise of "What If" Editorial Truby Receives
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than not. However, knowing that
you will always have the last word
I feel compelled to write. I just fin-
ished reading your editorial con-
cerning the Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant in the November 11
edition of The Star.
What If? This seems to be the
theme of this article. First, let us
roll back a few years to 1996. The
year, least we all forget that St.
Joe Paper Company sold our mill
to Florida Coast Paper Company
L.L.C.. What if, our elected city
fathers had been willing to work a
little harder with the new owners
at lowering the costs at the waste-
water facility? What if, they 'had
treated the new owners like they.
always have with the former own-
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brought in line finally. But at
what expense?
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to maintain the largest employer
in Gulf County as we did in assist-
ing the former owners build a
marina. Maybe, over 700 employ-
ees and their families would not
have suffered the hardships they
have. You see Mr. Ramsey I not
only can feel for these families like
I'm sure that you do. I know what
that pain feels like from having
experienced it. Just like so many
of my former co-workers I know
what the fear of losing my home
and everything I worked at acquir-
ing over the last 19 years feels
like. Until you have walked in
those shoes you cannot truly have
compassion for those that are
making that journey, But we have
a marina and the wastewater
facility. I know I feel better.
Maybe Mr. Ramsey what we
need are some "hotheads" in our
government that can see the
future and realizethe need to quit
protecting the "Status Quo" of old'
St. Joe. We had economic pros-
perity and the need to protect a
few dollars has cost us untold mil-
lions. Just ask the over 700 fami-
lies that have gone from sitting in
the "catbird seat" of prosperity to
the. "outhouse seat" of despair. So,
you tell me and the rest of former
employees at the Wastewater,
Plant, Railroad, and Paper Mill.
What if?
Sincerely,
John Reeves
P.S. I do not want to appear',
as if I am anti-St. Joe' Corporation
or against the Marina, both are
going, to be very much a central
part of our future. Our loyalty
should have been with the "bird in
the hand" not "the one that might
be in the bush."

Poor Sportsmanship
Dear Editor,
This is, for the person or per-
sons who decided to write
Gators on the :road in
front of our home at St. Joe
Beach. Do you ever stop to think
that you not only degrade your-


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The following is a copy of a
letter sent to Dr. Bill Truby at
Wewahitchka High School:
Dear Dr. Truby:
SOur recent contact with some
of your students left us with a
very positive outlook on your
School. i Our contact with the
cheerleading squad through Kim
Whitfield and Rose Dykes showed
us students with both character
and leadership. As you have stat-
ed, and as we believe, both are
traits of a healthy student person
and community member.
Rose, spent more than, two
hours in the hot November 6'sun-
shine, in that hot 'gator suit to
assist the Wewahitchka Women's
Club to make our Fall Bazaar a
financial success. Rose can be.
.proud to know that her efforts
have ;helped us to provide the edu-
cational scholarships that
Wewahitchka ,High School will
receive.
Thank you Rose-thank yo'u
Kim and thank you Dr. Truby for
your approach to education in our
home town.
Sincerely,
Wewahitchka Women's Club,
Maureen Mitchell, Secretary.



Neda D. Fortunas
-Neda D. Fortunas. 67, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Tuesday
morning in Bay Medical Center.
Mrs; Fortunas was -born in
Kinard, and had spent most of her
life in Wewahitchka and Panama
City, until making her home in
Port St. Joe 12 years ago.
She is survived by her hus-
band, George E. Fortunas of Port
St. Joe; her children, Linda Faye
Robbins of Panama City, Marcus
Edenfield' and wife Susan of
Fountain; and Keith Edenfield
and wife Lisa of Blountstown;
seven grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; three brothers,
Sambo Daniels and. Bill.Daniels,
both of Wewahitchka. Charles
Daniels of Texas; arid one sister,
Etta Mae Dingle of Oklahoma.
The'funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m., CT, Wednesday from
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atteftd a baseball showcase in Philip and Brandol
Sarasta. Philip Hall and Brandon helped to lead Weia to tl
Jon! were selected by coaches Class 2A Final Four las
andl scouts as top high school Both of them were also 'sel
prospects in the Southeastern F.H.S.A.A. as Class 2A
United States to attend Premier team All-State.
Baseball, Inc. High School Show- Philip Hall played cei
case'on December 3 to 5. as a sophomore and batti
+There they will .be given a with six homers and 3(
choice to showcase their talents leading the team with 4
in gies .and different drills in scored.'
front of numerous major league Brandon Jones plave
scouts and college coaches. base and pitched as a frI
,PBI is owned'and operated by and batted .511, with ten
Clvle Metcalf (Sarasota H.S.), and 40 RBI's.
Rich Hofman (Westminister Acad- Philip and Brandon
emy). John Crumbley (Tampa with the Panama City Indi
Jesuit), and Paul Herfurth (St. past summer. The India
Thaimas Aquinas). All four, have on to win the Dizzy Dea
yea4-s of experience coaching at championship and the
showcases. Dean 16-under World
*tach has also-,produced first Championship.
rourid draft picks from their pro- This team consists of
grams, as well as numerous col- the best ball playersin No
lege, players. The manyyears of ern' Florida. There were
dealing with major league scouts State players on this
and ;college coaches have provided Besides Philip and Brando
them with the understanding 'of., were two other b all play
Gulf County who played
T 1r1T \ Indians. Blake Rish and
La Sharks Open with Win ankers Bake yan
1.Tank.ersley.
'Port St. Joe 51, North F. 29 These two young ind
,The Port St.'Joe Lady Sharks Philip and Brandon, have
opened up the 1999-2000 regular polished much in their
season with a 51-29 vIctory over' careers. One of them h
North Florida Christian in half-way around the world
Monday night's game. ing his talent, and the o0
The Lady Sharks jumped out played throughout the
to a 15-6 lead by the end of the States. They have thrilled
first quarter, and led 22-15 at the local fans with their G(
half. Port St. Joe pulled away In talents.
the fourth, outscoring North Philip and Brandon ar
Florida 21-8. nles of the many excellent


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allowed with 13 and the top high school 1
lin had 10 points. prospects in the South
United States.


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PSJ Dixie Baseball Election

Reset for This Monday Night
: The,.J.999 officers 'currently league more beneficial to the
presiding qver .the Port; St. Joe growth of the area youth? Then,
Dixie Baseball. League. have :,i.the Stac House is the place for
announced that the earlier sched- .you and Monday's the night!,
uled election has been postponed
due to a conflicting Upward 5K. Reindeer Run
Basketball event. .. ,. ein
The election to seat the new Onr Saturday, December 11,
board to direct .the upcoming at '9:00 a.m.,'ET, at Frank Pate
2000 little league baseball season Park (located on Highway 98 in'
will be held on ,Monday:night, Port, St. Joe), the Gulf County
November 29th, beginning at 7:00 Tourist Development Council. will
p.m. (ET). : be sponsoring a 5k run/%kalk and
The meeting has been relocat- a one mile fun run benefiting the
ed as well, and'will be heliin the Port St. Joe High School girls'
Stac House, located' on Eighth .cross country team.
Street. adjacent to the Dixie Youth All participants will be given a,
playing fields, in FPort St. Joe. long sleeved T-shirt and bells. A
According to the by-laws of $50 cash prize willbe given to the
*the local league. only parents. ": overall male and female entrants
coaches. and league officials are and awards for all other age group
eligible to participate in the voting top three place winners. Age
process. ALL are urged to attend! groups are as follows:, 0-14, 15-
If you are a parent' orrelative 19,; 20-29, :30-39, 40-49 50-59, .
of a player,- or simplyca concerned 60-69, 70-79, 80+: '
community member who wants to '' Cost is $12 pre-registered and
become involved :,in,, the .,better- $15 race day for the 5k; $10 pre-:
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Gulf Rifle Cluib
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold.
two separate .pistol .matches on.
Saturday' morningg,,, November,,,.r
27th. Registration and set-up, .will ..
start at 8:30 ard the first match <;'
will begin at 9:30.
The first match will be a PPC.
(police pistol combat) match. This
match consists of 60 shotsfired at
man-size silhouettes, at distances
of seven,, 25, and, 50 yards from
the firing line. A holster and a
center-fire revolver, with three
speed loaders or pistol with,four
magazines are required for the
match. ,
The second match will, be the
FPOA bullseye match and will
consistL of 60. shots fired at bulls-
eve targets placed at 15 and 25
yards from the firing line. The
* match consists of three separate
stages of firing,, with time limits of
'five minutes for the slow' fire
stage. 20; seconds for timed fire;,
and 10 seconds for the rapid fire
stage.
Last Saturday morning,
SNovember 20th, the club held its
monthly ARA and IR 50/50
matches: These matches are" shot
from a benchrest with a .22 rim-
fire rifle. The ARA match utilizes a
target with a possible scoi-e of
2,500 while their. 50/50 matches
uses targets with a possible score
of 250 points.
The ARA match, was won by
John Dady with a score of 1,775.
Houston Whitfield was second
'with 1,610 and Ralph Roberts was
third with 1;450. The match had
eight entries.
The sporter rifle IR 50/50
match was won by Whitfield. width
a score of 225. Tommy-Wood Was
second with 211 and Wayne,
. Frasure was third with 200.', This
m nihatch had six entries.
The 10.5 lb. class IR 50/50
match was won by Whitfield with
a score of 239. Robert Branch vas
second with 237 and Dady was
'third with 228. The match, had
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The Wewahitchka Gators'
football season came to an end
Friday night with a 36-6 loss to
Vernon in the regional quarterfi-
nals. The Gators bounced back
from a 1-9 season a year ago to go
7-4 this season with a predomi-
nantly underclassmen team.
Wewahitchka only had three'
seniors on this year's squad.
"It was a good season for us,"
said first year head coach Grant
Grantham. "I'm very proud of our
kids. They played and practiced
hard all year. We're looking for-
ward to next year- only had three
seniors on the team. I would like
.to thank all the fans and the
seniors for their- dedication and
support all season."
The Yellow Jackets jumped
out on top early in the first quar-
ter. 'After recovering a. fumbled
snap' off a punt .on the Gators' 20
yard line, Vernon scored six plays
later-,on a nine yard touchdown
pass .from quarterback Brent
Potter to Maurice Daniels to take
a 7-0 lead.
Vernon punched it in on a 31
yard quarterback keeper by Potter
on its next offensive ;possession
for az 14-'0 lead with. 1:42 left in
the first quarter.
The Yellow Jackets scored .on
their third straight .offensive
series when Potter connected with
Franklin Register for a 54 yard
touchdown. Vernon failed on the
extra point attempt, but, took a
2060 lead with 6:37 left in the first
half of play.
The Gators scored their only
touchdown in the game late in the
second quarter on a one yard
quarterback sneak by Brandon
Jones. The score narrowed the
* Yellow Jaclkets, lead to 20-6 head-
ing into halftime.
S On the opening kickoff of the
second ,half of play, Maurice
Daniels returned it'87, yards for a
tofichdown and a 27-6 Vernon
lead.
S"We were only down 20-6 at.
the half. and felt like we could still.
get back in the game. But when
Daniels returned the opening
kickoff back for a touchdown, it
broke our kids hearts," said


Grantham. '
The Yellow Jackets added two
more scores in the second half- a
39 yard field goal by Fabiano
Companhoni, and a seven yard
touchdown pass from Brandon.
Taylor to Michael Sciolino.
"We got inside their 20 yard
line about four times, but just
couldn't put it in," concluded
Gannon.
Harold Williams led the
Gators' ground game with 39
yards on 11 carries. Derrick
Williams had nine carries for 33
yards.
Quarterback Brandon Jones
completed seven of 17 passes for
96 yards and threw two inritercep-
tions. Myron Vann had two catch-
es for 29 yards and Derrick
Williams had two receptions for
27 yards to lead the receiving
corps. Chris White had one recep-
tion for 1-5 yards, Blake Rish had
one catch for 13 yards, and
Harold Williams had one catch for
12 yards.
Score by Quarters:
GATORS 0 6 0 0 --, 6
VERNON 14 6 10 6 36
STATISTICS
VHS WHS
First Downs 12 10
Rushes/Yds. 35/61 35/39
Passing Yards 187 96
Total Yards 248 135
Passes 12/16/0 7717/2
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 4/1
Penalties/Yards 8/69 3/36
Punts 3/33 3/25

Lady Gators Lose
Wewahltchka 22, Wakuila 64
The Wewahitchka Lady
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2000 season Monday night with, a
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Stephanie Kramer and Judith
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Sharks Advance In Regional Play-offs


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The Port St. Joe: Sharks
bounced back after a 7-0 deficit to.
score 16 unanswered points to
beat the Havana Northside
Gladiators 16-7 in Friday night's
regional quarterfinal matchup.
"We're thankful that we got
out of there with a win," said head
coach Chuck Gannon. "We knew
they would be fired up after win-
ning a district championship for jp
the first time in over 20 years and. -
making it to the playoffs.".
The Gladiators took the open-
ing kick-off and returned it 18 .
yards to their own 35 yard line.
Two back-to-back third down con-
version runs of 11 and 14 yards
moved Havana down to the Port
St. Joe 31 yard line. With second
and eight to go from the Sharks'
29 yard line, the Gladiators drew
a pass interference penalty
against the Sharks to leave them
with a first and 10 from the 14
. yard line.
Tawqa Young took the hand-
off on third and one for a five yard
touchdown run to put the
Gladiators on the scoreboard first.
Havana added the extra point for
'a 7-0 lead with 7:27 remaining in
the first quarter.
Dexter Gant 'returned their
ensuing kick-off ,19 yards for th6e
Sharks to their own 44 yard line.
Port St. Joe then put together a 10
play, 56 yard drive to tie the game,
at 7-7 with ,2:44 left in the first
quarter. Quarterback Seneca,
Chambers connected with Dexter
Gant on a hitch pattern for a. 12
yard pick-up on the Sharks' first.
offensive play from scrimmage..
Chambers and Gant teamed up
again three plays later on thiid
and 11 for 17 yards and a Port St.,
Joe first down. Two big defensive
plays by the Gladiators forced the
Sharks to punt on fourth and 22.
However, Havana was penalized
for roughing the kicker (Brett
Jeffcoat). The penalty gave 'the
Sharks an automatic first down
on the Gladiators' 25 yard line.
On second and seven. Chambers
hit Gant on a slant route for a 22
yard touchdown. Jarred Lambert
split the uprights on his extra
point attempt.
Brett Jeffcoat set up. the
Sharks' second touchdown mid-'


way through the second quarter
when he tackled the Gladiators'
punter for an 11 yard loss on a
fake .punt' attempt. That left the


less in the second half of play as'
their defenses shut down the
opposing team's offense for 24
: minutes of play.


Peters picked up 25 yards on five
carries.
Peters had eight tackles to
lead the Sharks' defense. Kvron


Koran Peters (6) cuts back to set up a block by Dexter Gant (9) to get past two Gladiator defenders
last Friday night. [Inset] Quarterback Seneca Chambers completed 13 of 16 pass attempts for 165 yards
and threw for two touchdowns tQ lead the Shark offense in the 16-7 play-off win.


Sharks' with great field position on
the Havana 24 yard line. On the.
first play from scrimmage, Seneca
Chambers threw a pass intended.:
for Dexter Gant in the endzone--.
the football deflected off thie firi-
gertips of Gant, and landed 'in the,
arms of Jeffcoat in the back of the.
endzone'. Jeffcoat's pass to
Lambert' on the two-point conver-
sion attempt fell incomplete as the
Sharks took a 13-7 lead with 7:58
remaing:in :the first half of play.
On the Sharks' next posses-,
sion, they drove 58 yards in 10
plays to the Gladiators' 16 yard
line before being forced to attempt
a field goal with :17 seconds left,in
the' half. Jarred Lambert split the
uprights from 33 yards out to give
the Sharks a 16-7 lead heading,
into halftime. Koran Peters had
three carries for 17 yards and
Seneca Chambers completed
three passes for 42 yards 'during
the drive. ;
Both teams 'were held score-


, "They did a good job of shut-
ting down our veer game with
their speed," said Gannon. "We
didn't step up to the intensity
level tat they were at. We beat
them big in the regular season
and-our kids showed up flat."
Quarterback Seneca Cham-
bers led the Sharks' offense, com-
pleting 13 of 16 pass attempts
with two touchdowns and threw
one interception. Brett Jeffcoat',
completed two of his six pass
attempts for 10 yards.
Dexter Gant had five recep-
tions for 69 yards and one touch-
down to lead the receiving corps.
Jeffcoat caught four passes for 58
yards; and. a touchdown. Kyron,
Bailey had four receptions for 34
yards, Reggie Quinn had. one
catch fo6r' 10 yards and Koran.
Peters had one reception for four
yards.
Quinn led the ground game
with 37 yardson 12 carries and


.Bailey and Steven "Henry" Lowrey'
each had seven tackles, John
Patrick Floyd had six tackles, and'
Gant had two interceptions.
The Sharks will face Baker, in:
Baker, for Friday's regional semifi-
.nal game. Game time is 8:30 ET..
"They're a good football team.
They have 14 seniors, two players'
on the offensive line that weigh.
over-300 pounds, and the front
five average about 280 pounds.',
They.have a 6: 7" wide receiver
that they throw to" a lot, a good
fullback and a solid running
game," concluded Gannoh. -


SHARKS 7
HAVANA 7
First Downs
Rushes/Yds.
Passing Yards
Total Yards
Passes 15
Fumbles/Lost
Penalties/Yards
Punts


0 0 0
PSJ
11
32/44
175
219
5/22/1
2/1
4/30
5/29


Rod Givens, a senior at Port St. Joe High School, is shown signing
a scholarship to attend FAMU. Looking on are his mother. Veronica
Hunter, and Coach Vern Eppinette.

Givens Signs with FAMU


Rod Givens. track and cross-
country star for Port St. Joe High
School. signed an athletic schol-
arship to attend FAMU University
on Wednesday of last week.
Today the school record hold-
er in the 1600 meters. 3200
meters, and three mile run.
picked FAMU over other schools
because it was close to home. ,
Rod won the 1600 meters and
3200 meter runs at last year's
State 2A Track Championships as


well as the 1998 Cross Country
Championships.
"FAMU is getting an outstand-
ing young man who will be a
leader for its program. In crbss
country this year, Rod set new
school records and personal bests
on every course he ran and con-
tinues to improve. I'm looking for
some super times from him this
spring in track -and know he'll do
his best," 'said .coach Vernon
Eppinette.


Cross Country at State Finals


This past Saturday the Port
St. Joe High School boy's cross
country team traveled to Titusville
for the state cross country cham-
pionships. Rod Givens was the top,
runner for the Sharks with a
fourth place finish followed by
Josh Todd at 36, Alex Hernandez
at 125. Kyle Davis at 132, Santiel
Chambers at 130. Adam White at


147, and Travis Jenkins at 162
out of 177 runners.
The course was very muddy
from. rains on Friday and
Saturday and as a result no per-
sonal bests were recorded, but the
Sharks gave a good effort accord-
ing to coach Vernon Eppinette.
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every week and became one of the


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Tallahassee Maclay On Monday
For the fifth time in six years. The' second shoot-out will emphasize that.
the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks boys have Port St. Joe facing Chipley "We lost two mighty fine play-
'basketball team will open its sea- and Quincy Shanks playing ers in James Daniels and Rod
son as the #1 ranked team in the Jacksonville University Christian Chambers. We need our returning


state of Florida. '
This.. Monday, the round-
ballers will open play at home ver-
sus Tallahassee Maclay with, the
junior varsity game slated to begin
at 6:00, followed by the varsity
game at.7:30.
As usual, this year's schedule
features many top, teams from
across Florida with three shoot
outs in the dome as well, as the
'Ninth Annual Gulf County
Classic.
The first shoot-out scheduled
for Decemlber 10th and .1-1th will
pit Apalachicola versus Walton
followed by Port' St., Joe versus
Grand Ridge with Apalachicola
facing Grand .Ridge and Port St.
-Joe playing'Walton the next night.

best in the Panhandle.
.Port St. Joe didn't field a
cross country 'team last season;,
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we made week after week, and to.
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Cottondale. Jacksonville Bolles
versus boys and Bay 'and the
Sharks against Jacksonville
Providence. "'
The Sharks will be part of two
,.shoot-outs on: the road traveling
-to Chip61oa to play 5A powerhouse
Lake Region oniJanuary 14 and'
then traveling ,t Ocala to play IA
state championship favorite
Jacksonville Arlington ;Country
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take place February 11th and
12th With Cottondale "and 'the
Sharks paired off against Niceville
and Quincy Shanks. '
. "Every year we try to bring the
best to. the Dome` and play the
best on the road that we can. This
year is no exception. I feel like we
have a schedule that will help pre-
pare us for the district tourney
and the road to the state champi-
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Eppinette. "This will be our small-
est team in the terms of numbers
with only 10 players. so we've
worked hard on our strength and
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"Homer" Once Serviced

Boats in Gulf County


By Jessica Summers
A long-lived tug boat by the
name of Homer, built in 1895,
came to serve as the first full-time
tug boat In St. Joseph Bay.
The Homer (shown in the
adjoining picture). for the first fifty
years of its life. towed logs from

GC Sr. Citizens
Need Your Help
The senior citizens in Gull"
County have many needs, big and
small. The staff at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion, which serves all of Gullf
County, needs the public's help.
Anyone who wishes to help
the senior, citizens is asked to
drop the requested item(s) off in
Port St. Joe in the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens and Community.
Center odriiAll 229-8466 to make
arraangemifit's lfod'pick-up.
SPlease help the.staff meet the
, many .needs' offthe elderly men
, and woma'iri G'ulf County.
The flowing items are cur-
: ently nefted by senior citizens in
the'count, .
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*large difpers ..
*good eloitric. heaters
*good el'.tric blankets and
regula.ibankets
speakere con- trol'.phone
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Willson Named Vice Pres.


.Land Conservation for


St. Joe Timberland


the St. John's River.
In 1947, It was converted to a
diesel engine and began .assisting
ships docking and undocking in
the Bay. The Homer did this for 13
years.
With the new, more advanced
motor the boat could move both
forward and backward. These
motions were signified by the
ringing of a bell-once for moving
ahead and twice for backward
motion
In 1960, the Homer was
replaced with a larger more pow-
erful craft. But. still remaining are
pictures and an oral history of the
classic boat. which was captained
by L.C Wood, with Gabe Wood as
deckhand and engineered by
Claude Williams.








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The St. Joe Company
announced on Monday, November
8, the appointment of veteran nat-
ural resources management exec-
utive George W. Willson as vice
president, conservation lands, for
*St. Joe Timberland Company, a
business unit of St. Joe.
Willson comes to St. Joe from
The 'Nature Conservancy, most
recently serving as the Florida
Director of Land Acquisition for
the national non-profit organiza-
tion.
'--. In-his new- position with St.'
Joe Timberland, Willson will focus
oi developing strategies for the'
part of St. Joe's landholdings in
Northwest Florida and southwest
Georgia that have conservation
significance. St. Joe's landhold-
ings total 1.1 million acres.
"We firmly believe in the
embedded and future value of olur
timberland assets, including the
thousands of acres that have con,-
servation significance," said Peter
S. Rummell, chairman and CEO
of St. Joe,
"With over two decades of
experience in natural resource
riianagement of Florida lands,
George has- the experience and
expertise to take a leadership role
in the management of these 'lands
for the benefit, of St. Joe share-
holders as well s future genera-
tions;" Rummell added.
Willson described his new
position as an exciting challenge.
"St. Joe. over the past three years.
has sent a high standard of cor-
porate responsibility to the citi-
zens of Florida and future genera-
tions by making land with special
conservation significance avail-
able for preservation. It's a once-
in-a-lifetime opportunity," said
Willson.
."We will be working with state
and federal agencies, conserva-
tion groups, corporations and
individuals as we develop strate-
gles for these valuable assets;" he


concluded.
Earlier this year, St. Joe sold
approximately 50,000 acres used
to grow sugar cane to The Nature
Conservancy and ultimately to the
U.S. and state government agen-
cies. The lands, located In south
Florida. will be used to restore the
Everglades ecosystem.
In July of this year. St. Joe.
announced the sale of 13,275
acres of timberland in Florida's
Liberty and Franklin counties to
the State of Florida, again with
the assistance of The -Nature
Conservancy.,
During Willson's 22-year
tenure with Florida Government
and ..The Florida Nature
Conservancy, more than 900,000
acres of Florida's natural lands
were acquired for preservation.
"GeorgeWillson has the expe-
rience and reputation that is
unparalleled in the natural
resource management field." said
J. Malcolm Jones, president of St.
Joe Timberland. "Willson will be
instrumental in helping St. Joe
Timberland carry out its strategic
goals."
With The Nature Conservan-
cy, Willson was responsible for
numerous program functions,
including scientific resource eval-
uationr, acquisition. and land
management. He built acquisition
partnerships among private
landowners, major Corporations
and all levels of government agen-
cies to achieve Florida's conserva-
cy, Willson was responsible for
numerous program functions,
including scientific resource eval-
uation, acquisition, and land
management. He built acquisition
partnerships among private
landowners, major corporations
and all levels of government agen-
cies to achieve Florida's conserva-
tion goals.
He also worked with federal
agerinies to bring Land and Water
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MEDITATIONS OF A


By LOWELL F. ADAMS

Satan's Hiding

"Then Satan entered
into Judas"
Luke 22:3,

,ATAN IS A SPIRIT. He is chief of an unknown
horde of evil spirits. The New Testament is
we l-fed with examples of people being posessed and
used by Satan. Yes, there are those who scoff, at the
idea of evil spirits. But even if the whole of humanity
disbelieved, that would not change the absolute Truth
of God's Word. The tragedy of disbelief, is that those
minds are the easy tools of Satan.
The human mind is the hiding place of Satan.
There is where he is able to persuade the owner of that
mind to do his bidding. God warns Christians Satan is
their enemy, and cautions them of the danger of any
thought or imagination he might implant. They are,
forewarned of this possibility in II Corinthians Chapter
10, verses 3, 4, and 5.
'"Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after
the flesh, For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through God to the pulling, down of strong-
holds; Casting down IMAGINATIONS, and every .high
thing that exalkteth itself against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every THQUGHT to the obe-
dience of Christ." .
Every Christian, born of the Spirit of God, desires'
to behave in a way that pleases the heavenly Father.
However, if we are not very careful, Satan may be able
to implant in our minds, a thought or imagination that
is contrary to God's high purpose for his children. That
is the way he was able to persuade Eve to disobey God,
and Judas to betray Jesus. Many Christians probably.
do things 4 easingA. God, due to Satan's deception.
We quite hear efieone say, "I don't see anything
wrong with that!" in reference to a questionable act.
God urges, sto "Put on the whole. armour of God,
that we may e ble to stand against the wiles of the \
devil." Ephesians 6:11. A careful reading of the balance
of this chapter will most likely prepare God's children
to protect themselves from this enemy of God, and the
enemy of anyone who exercises faith in God.


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-. -r., : 311 Columbus St. St. loe Beach, FL 32456 .
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00PM ET,
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6.00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 --.


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


: "first k united Method t church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL32410

SundayWorship '
S Services..................... 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Church/Home: 648-8820 : Office Phone: 648-8820


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY '

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
"7 30 and 11:00 a.m,. (ET)
++ 'Sunday School 9:45
'- -- ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
\ I / 8:00 a.m. (CT)

S" THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God's
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Discover God's Love! n
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port 5t: Joe 229-8691
Worship. Sundays at 11 a.m. ,and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. aid 5 p.m. (for all' ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


Charities' Angel Tree


The Port St. Joe office' of A
Catholic Charities will be sponsor-
ing an angel tree. Catholic, Char-
ities will be taking names for par-
ticipants beginning December 1
and ending December 15, during
normal business hours, at the St.
Joseph Catholic Church Parish
Hall at the corner of 20th Street
and Monument Avenue..
Persons who will be eligible
for-receiving toys and presents for ,.
children under 18 include those
in need who are not participating
in any other program within the'
community. The local Knights of '
Columbus council will be putting"
on a variety show to provide the
toys and presents for the angel'Jl
tree and collecting donations to -.
buy toys and presents.

2nd Annual Knights
of Columbus Variety ;
Show is Scheduled
The Second Annual Knights
'f Columbus' Variety Show has'
been scheduled for December
18th at 7:30 p.m. :in the',
Centennial Bullding in Port St.
Joe.
Admission price will again be,
a 'toy or present, appropriate to
children under 18, or cash dona-
tions to purchase the needed
items for less 'fortunate children1
in our community. The toys' an d'
presents will be donated to' the'
Florida Department of Childrenrf
and Family' Services and the'*
Catholic Charities Angel Trees.
Local talent will once again be,
featured in, .,this. unique show. .
There will ,be dancing girls,
singers, and comedy sketches
galore, and a' 'Christmas carol,
sing-a-long at the end. Featured
performer will be Evie Hood, a tal-
ented 13 year old from Quincy.
The local kniights council will
provide the labor, stage hands,
and some of the talerit. They are.
looking for. sponsors to provide
funds for the' purchase of addi-"
tional toys .ad presents and vol-
unteers to help Catholic Charities~
distribute, the toys and presents.
To help sponsor the event, be.
considered for the local talent.
portion, or volunteer, please con-'
tact Jim Newvton at 229-6474.'
The Knights of Columbus
council provide a number of ser-
vices to the youth and less fortu-
nate in the area. These activities,
include a fall spelling bee, a win-'
tgebat altgf;'e,throw,.cqte.st.t
that has resulted .in several, state
winners, and a spring Tootsie Roll'
drive..
The FL DCFS Angel Tree has
been operating for the past few
years and has served the
community well. Catholic Chari-
ties will be sponsoring its first'
Angel Tree since establishing its
Port St. Joe location in March of'
this year.,


:Since it opened its door in
March of this year, Catholic
,Charities has provided more than
' ,$52,000 in monetary assistance
obr rent, utilities, and food assis-
tance to local residents, Including
Unemployed mill workers.
For more information, please
contact Sue Newton at 229-8637
.on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to
12:45 p.m.

Beach Baptist Chapel
Ladies Auxiliary
Beach Baptist Chapel Ladies
Auxiliary will host a Christmas
Bazaar on Saturday, December
4th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30
p.m., ET., at Frank Pate Park
located on Highway 98 in Port St.
Joe. .
They will be selling oysters on,
the half shell, hamburgers, hot
dogs, baked goods, and'cotton
candy. There will .also be arts and,,
crafts, and face painting.
Pastor David Nichols will be.
sharing a special, story for the
whole community at 12:30, the..
story of Jesus. This is a great way
to. keep ,,the true meaning of.
Christmas. before the children see
Santa at the parade. "


Senior Centers
Closed For Holidays
All GGulf County senior citi-
zens centers Wvill be closed'
November 25th and 26th for the
Thanksgiving holiday. They will'
reopen on Monday, November
29th, for services.


Excuses
How many excuses have you
heard lately, why people won't
attend church today.
I know a fellow who did some-
thing wrong, he's afraid of what peo-
ple will say..
There are those who let hyp-'
ocrites keep them away.
At least that's what I've heard
people say.
There are people down there'
who spread gossip and such.
All them Baptists dress up too
much.
I heard a man say he didn't like
a deacon, and also said he didn't like
the preacher, I
I've even heard it said about a-
Sunday School. teacher. ..
.. The list could go on, because,
I've heard many more.
But I'm going to stop, and try
not to be a bore.
,rYou can make up excuses,
throw out all kinds of flack.
But what will you do when-
Jesus comes back?
Billy Johnson


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
MeetsAt 2241 Hwy., 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study, ......... .. 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ............ .. 10:00 a.m. CT'
WVednesday Bible Study ...... 7:00 p.m. CT

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

FAITH .IBLE CHURCH
801 208 h Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
rl Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . . 10:00 a.m.
SMorning Service . . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...... .... .6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer. Meeting .. 7:00 p.m..


Home-'of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


S: Constitution and Monument
S' PortSt. Joe .

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday S hool .vc.l. ..... .'9:45 a.m.
Morning \Worship ... 11:00 a.m.


(850), 227-1724
Rev. Jesse 'Evans Robi
K PASTOR .. (


Methoddis Youih
Fellowship ...........' 6:00 p.m.
'Evening Worship ... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir'Practice .. 7:30 p.m.


Diana Sealey
YTouth & Children's Director


c Baptist Ch
U T THMO5E WhO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TREMIQTMH.. TMEY WILL 50AR ON
WIN35 LIKE EAQLE5 :. 15AIAH 40:351
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180, http://www.graceeagles.org


S tntftgiing

In Psalm 147:7 we find, "Serve
the Lord with thanksgiving."
In America we set aside a spe-:
,cial day for thanksgiving. With.-
our religious heritage in America
this means thanking God for our
Oliver F. Taylor many blessings.
Visitation Minister, First In many parts of the world
United Methodist Church Thanksgiving is celebrated in the'
fall of the year. Some places only refer to this as "Harvest ;
Time." To Christians it is a time to thank God for our,
many blessings. I am grateful that I live in America. It is.
easy to criticize in a land of political freedom. Many.:
places in our world do riot have this blessing.
Traditional Thanksgiving food will adorn the tables of
our homes across America. Some people will come up in_
short supply. This,is an opportunity for the rest of us to'
share our blessings. God blessed the hearts of generous
people. We need to touch the needy in Christ's name.,-


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oe. and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe '
Sunday School.. '...:; .... .......................................... a.m
Morning Service ... ......... ............ ............. 1 a.m.
Tuesday, Bible Study ......:;..,........ .., ...................7 p.m..
Thursday Praise & Worship ............................ 7 p.m.
S"GO CAN DO YOU.GOOCDI"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor '


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ...
-X CHURCH
'us' l Sixteenth StreetI
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ........ 10 a.m.
--o
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -C".)
*Young Children 2: .
*Nursery Available


Highway 71 / Cecil Cotin Sr. Blvd.
l


S/ first Baptist: Curc4 >,
102 THIRD STREET Po.j &STLJ "
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
L Sunday School .................... 9:A5 am
Worship Service . 11:00 am
Disciple Training .......... . .'6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. .... . ...... 7:00 pm,
V'Wednriesday Prayer Meeting .... .. 7:00 pm
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" f


Family Life Church


"Touching 'Lives with the


Love of Jesus"


Hwy. 98'.
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola... E W ...Ponma Ciiy
7:00 Wednesday eveningg Hwy..
need us? Familyf% Church
call 229-LIF (5433)-, .
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe We,,chka


'"A Port of Vi cory"

4Fi2 sf Cluich of yene^
S,^ A\2420C Loci, Avenue PofrtSt. 3oe Florida 32456 -
(850) 229-9596 '
Sunday School ....................... 10 a.m. Ghie uwno the Lord the glory'
Sunday Morning Worship ....... .. ..... 11 a.m.. due His n' ame, 'wdrship tile '
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord 'in tke .beauty of oliness,
Wednesday Evening Service ... ........... 7p.m. Psalm 29:2

rfTh ndly place to worship! '

SFiorst Be ptist Churchi.
.... Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


AM-


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


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




CHURCH OF CHRIST I
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Singing: iWorships
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box,758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Ave-tue ,
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Pastor Rci: J. Reid Cameron


ert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1999 PAGE 3B
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From the Staff and Students at .




'G Iulf County-'s


-,I: Elementary, Middle and High School education Facilities .


GULF COUNTY' S editions of the school facilities,
N, security of drill rifles and air
rifles, and local support of the
i program by school officials and
T ~the community.
Commander Liles was very
S. .' .impressed with the corps of
cadets at the personnel inspec-
SJHR rT T Sl*ine tion. The overall grade of the
t It Unnit phnnes cadets was 9.67 out of a possible
SA I 10. Sixty orie cadets stood the
at Anual1 Inspection 'inspection and 32 of those cadets
submitted by.'aLoalCorps Menibe r had .a perfect score of 10.
On November .19, Comman- Cdr. Liles was so impressed
der Kenneth A. Liles, USN, the with firstyear cadet Charles
Ar" -n ,ge 'c"n 'dicted 'an ..-Parker that he rewarded him with,
in eansve inspction- of local a grade of 10.5. MGySgt. Howze,
NROTC I unit. Cdr. Lles Is 'the ANSI at PSJHS, remarked
responsible for overseeing all of that he hadn't seen that done in
th N 78NJROTC units in Florida. his 11 years at the school,
sduth '-Alabama, 'and -south. -All. .'' all the, personnel
G"orgia inspection and pass-in-review
were. outstanding. The, cadets'
Each unit is inspected every knowledge of military subjects
otheryear by Cdr.Lfles;'an on was unusually high arid their
offyears inspected by an active .'ov rall 'a an w
duty or res erv, off.cerin the loa overall ',appearance was evidence
I or reserve, ofacer ~ e local of their pride and preparation for
ea. Last ysealr'sinspee- "the inpectoi..
on was condted by U.S. Air the Lilestmarkedthat
Force Major~ fudy' Dickey who is"-'' Cdn Liles 'remarked that
also 'a ',Channel 13 weather per- ,there was more ;attendance and
o support for the unit than there
The PSJHS NJROTC urit' was for both of the units corn-
passed !this year's inspection with bind that ha inspected earli-
flying colors. :The cadets stood a ear the wee' in the Pe:sacoa
personnel inspection, in -the area.
PSJHS 'gymnasium, and then -; '' He was also Impressed with
conducted a pass-in-reiew cere-. the fact that local school officials,
monv at the Shark Stadium. such as the superintendent,
The unt was evaluated n ts 'school board members, and prin-
4ffective management pf ,the pro cipals, were supportive in attend-
gram, adminlstateand records ng the inspection. and ceremony.,
management, adequacy and con-- Two local school board mem-
-- + -- F +' .t -


7,Covering" the News
-From the Warriors
I WES sponsored a fax cover
; sheet design contest recently
.'.here students were challenged
to create 'a cover sheet which
contained the usual factual
jinformation-address. etc.-and
:,depicted a Native American
scene consistent with the WE
'Warrior mascot. Students were
,,permitted to use a, word proces-
sor for any lettering and text,
"but all artwork had to be original.
SPictured' is'sthe winner ofthe contest [and a depiction of her
,.Art ,Sampanth IRich, receiving a check from Principal Designee
Lori Price. Her illustration was of a Native American'potter and
,tribal eldere. Samantha 'read of the contest in '"Opportunity
'Knocks," a bi-monthly newsletter :detailing contests'.and other
opportunities for WES students. In addition-to the prize money,
SSamantha Will also receive a certificate. IHer design is being
used on all outgoing facsimiles'sent by faculty members.
.


bers, Mrs. Charlotte Pierce and./,
Mrs. Caroline Norton accompa- ,
nied Cdr. Liles as .he Inspected the i
corps of cadets and observed first
hand all of the things Cdr. Liles
did and said as lie inspected each
cadet.
In addition to the personnel
inspection, the cadet command-
ing officer, Josh McCulley was
required to give a formal presen-
tation of the unit's accomplish-
ments and goals. '
The cadet/ officers were`
requiired to'showy the 'inspector
how they managed the. unit's
assets and supplies, records and
personnel files, both on -the com-
puter and in local documents, '
Cdr& Liles was'very impressed
that Supply Officer Heather,
Hayden and Administration
Officer Cassy Egler were so corn-
peteAt, in their responsibilities.
Both were required to demon-
strate to Cdr. Liles how they use
the computer software to manage
the unit's assets and records.
The corps of cadets did an
outstanding job preparing for this
very thorough inspection and all,,
the hard work was rewarded with
high marks in. all areas 9f evalua-
tion. Cdr. Liles. remarked that
compared with the two units he,
has inspected so far, Port St. Joe
can be very proud of an excep-
.tionally well-led and dedicated
corps of cadets.
With the Area 7 commander's
inspection out-of the way, the unit
will now plan for the military ball'


in December and the annual field
meet in Pensacola .on. February
5th. The corps of, cadets will also
be.,marching in the Christmas
parade and trying to accumulate
toys- for tots in conjunction with
its military ball.


Hey all yo0i Star readers.;.
Hope you enjoyed the -Big Game"
Saturday, even If you didn't enjoy
the outcome. There's news to,
share this week,, so let me go,'
ahead and tell everyone.
First, on November 29, from-
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.,, the computer








News Column
Faith Christian Sch'6o1


The Warrior' Postal System
(WPS) officially ,egan operation Our first and 'second grade-
obn ebruary 7, 1994. It was coor- class presented a delightful pro-
dinated by. Sue McDaniel, fifth gram for their parents and' for
grade teacher. It was set up with their fellow students last'
the. help of employees from the Thursday and Friday. The
Wewahitchka Post Office, and it Thanksgiving story, "Why
functions as much like an actual Thanksgiving," was aptly por-
postal operation as possible. trayed by pilgrims and Indians.
The Pilgrims were Jeremv
It has its own student post- Harcus, Jordon Heath, Sean
master, letter carriers, and clerks. Pridgeon, Brian Pitts, Chellsey
Cooperation with the localpostal O'Neill, and Amanda Smith: and
service provides, ,training ,as,,to the Indians were played by Nate
responsibilities 'ofmail clerks, Taylor, Violet Jones, Roman.
carriers, and postmaster. Quinn, Rakeem Quinn, and Ryan
After completing job applica- Brown.
tions, students were selected to We appreciate the time and
operate the WPS based on Civil effort of their teachers, Brenda
Service test scores, school atten- Robershaw and Barbara Barnes,
dance, and discipline records. who wrote and directed the pro-
gram.
The Gulf County Commission Some of our students in,
generously provided street signs grades one through three will'
for each classroom and the City of share with our readers what they
Wewahitchka had eah sign sten- are mostthankful for this year.
ciled with th appropriate tr e a Maddox,
names.
Th C i I am thankful for mny parents'
SThe- ulf correctional because if we didn't have them we'
Institution provided a large'cen- ~oduld not be on this wonderful
triall drop mail box. This project, world. I'm thankful for my food
could not have been successful because you could starve. Thank"
without their help' and 'coopera- i' ;God )for everything for trees,:
,tion, and for that we are grateful. grass, and clothes. I am thankful
a d s taff.. for mry school so I can be smart-
Students and staff are and make right choices..,:
;encouraged ,to write letters to
other people at Wewahitchka lv m thankful for a God whoI
Elemenritary,' ."to look up. the thankful for my shoes for..I ol:
address'in-the W\PS directory, and .. .......
to address theenvelope correctly. be sic b gong barefooted 'm
toaddres the e e c .' ,thankful for the sea that we can
Postal workers collect the-' swim in. I thank God for the ani-!
mail daily, process it in the school r mals. tim thankful for what God:
post office, cancel the stamp, has done for us. He let His only
check for accuracy (if it is incor- Son die on the cross for our sins.t
rect it is stamped "Return to I'm thankful for my friends that I;
Sender"), and deliver the mall to r have. I'm thankful for this world:
'each, classroom door. During its that we live on
first week of operation, the post An gelaanington
'office processed and delivered 918 hV, I am thankful' for my life. I am
letters! ,. t, thankful for' the earth. I .ami
There are many opportunities 'tharkfiulfor my cat. I am thankful
for" learning with the' WPS. "V for my house. I am thankful for
Besides reading. writing. correct food. I am thankful that Jesus
letter writing format, language died for our sins.. Lam thankful
development, and career experi- --" for.my family. I. amthankful for
ence, the WPS also encourages -- the animals. .am. thankful 'for
teamwork and, creativity. The plants. I am thankful for; the
"'WPS will give children the oppor-' Bible; I am thankful for' ay
tunity to experience the responsi- clothes and shoes. I am thankful
abilityy of doing a job'with pride. for being born.
Chellsey O'Neill
l"K I'.. rm- thankful,'for mYi famiily
WK "1 ,.Ii ,and my friends because,. they
make me feel good! Are you
thankful for your blessings? I'm
also thankful for the Pilgrims who
Em came to' start our country. I'm
glad that God will watch over the
world!


-WES Postal Workers Are Hard At Work!
Recently, the WPS sponsored a postage stamp design contest. Pictured (left) are third grader
Samantha Rich and sixth grader Brian Kerrigan who won the contest in their. respective cate-
gories. Each received a check for $10 and a certificate of accomplishment. Also pictured (right)
are postal workers Tonya Russell, Stormie Hippenpteal, and Matt Beatty on the job.


Amanda Smith
I am thankful for my home. I
am. thankful for my family. I am
'thankful for the Bible. I am
tharikful for God.and Jesus.
Rvan Brown
I am thankful for my sister
because I like to play with her. I'm
also thankful for my mom and
dad because they take :care of me.
I, am thankful for my friend,
Amanda, because she is funny
and fun to play with. And I am
"thankful 'for my church and
school so I can learn about God. I
am really, really thankful' for the
Bible and Jesus.


and technology labs at the school
will be open to students and par-
ents. Come on out and see how
your student is doing and what
they are learning. You never
know, they might just teach you
something.
'Next, since FCAT and Florida,
Writes dates are very rapidly
approaching, eighth grade is tak-


Take Our Parents To School
We would like to thank all the
parents and guests who visited
our school last week during "Take
Our Parents To School Week."
Over 250 parents 'and 'guests
joined their child at school' for
various activities.
aren't Notice
SPlease drop your child off at
the gym, in the mornings if they
arrive before 7:45.
Sign In/Ouit
You' must come to the front
office to sign your child in/out of
school. '. .. :
Take Charge of Education
If you shop at Target, please.
sign. up for a Target Guest' Card
and specify that Port St. Joe
Elementary School benlefit-from
your purchases. For more infor-
mation, please call 1-800-316-
6142.
Grading Period
Our grading periodd will end


ing a simulated Florida Writes
test. This will take place next,
Tuesday, November 30. So if your
child comes home shaking in
their boots, you'll know why.
Port St. Joe Middle School
would like to thank each of our
Project Wisdom guest readers
who gave of their time last week
(See PSJMS News on Page SB)


. on December 21. Report cards
will be sent home on January 14.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
.call 227-1221.
Christmas Holidays
Our Christmas holidays begin
December 22 and end January 5.
Students .return to school on
Thursday. January 6.
P.E. Wellness Tip oflthe Week
'"Eliminating Morning Chabs"
Lay out your next day's
clothes before you go to bed. *
+ *Set. the breakfast table the
nightbefore. -
*Make sure your book bag
contains everything you need for
the next day.
*Go to bed at a reasonable
time.
*If you are a slow riser, give
yourself an extra 15 minutes in
the morning.
*No TV, radio, or CD players
in the moving.


-s-


With a Twinkle In Her Eye. .
M. and a 'price, list in her hand, Port St. Joe Elementary
School librarian Ann Barrier and her assistant, Mrs. Peak, trans-,
formed the media center into a virtual bookstore.
During the week beginning November 8, each class had a
chance to browse around the annual Scholastic Book Fair and
purchase books at a discount price. Students enjoying the book
fair in the photo above include (from left) 'Bryce Nelson, Matt
Gannon, and Morgan Wood.





4IY: Ry eky l mbersoa


S,1999-2000
Attention parents! All excused
absence notes must be turned in
to the front office within five days
: after the student returns to
. sch o ol.' .: ,. ; `*
After a week of fun with home-
coming week and a week of catch-
up the week after, we finally get a
break. This week will have an early
dismissal Wednesday',
.November 24, at 12`00.
and we will not have
school Thursday.
. November 25th or
Friday, November 26th,
due to Thanksgiving
holidays.. ,
Parents ''.. 'are
reminded that progress
reports were sent home
last week on
Wednesday; November
17. Parents 'can also
pick up their child's
HSCT scores in the high school
office this week.
As always at PSJHS, we have
had many .sporting events going
on. Last week, the Sharks traveled
to Havana to' play the' first round
of the play-offs. Like. many times
this' season, we have come back to
St. Joe with another win. The
Sharks beat the Gladiators 16-7.
The Sharks will travel to
Baker this Friday to play in the
second round of the play-offs. The
game will begin at 8:30 ET. Come
out and support your Sharks!
We would like to congratulate'
Rod Givens for his excellent per-
formance in the state cross coun-
try meet in Titusville. Rod placed
fourth out of 175 runners. Way to
Sgo, Rodl
Also, boys' and girls' basket-


ball is getting started up. The Lady
Sharks started Monday, November
22, at North Florida' Christian.
Their next game will be Tuesday,
November 30, at Bonifay.-
"The Tiger Sharks will start
their season..., on Mbnday,
November 29, in "the Dome." The
Junior varsity will play Maclay at
6:00 p.m., and the varsity will play
Maclay at 7:00 p.m. Good luck)
-Shafksl-.
This. week the spot-
light is on Mr. Gary
Howze. Mr. Howze is
the husband of Nancy
Howze and the father of
Donna Howze, a
teacher-at PSJES,- and
G ary 'Howze, a Florida
Highway Patrol atten-
dant.
d ntMr. Howze graduat-
ed from Chapman High
School irin 1958. From
1958 to'1961, he attend-
ed the University of Florida. He
then graduated from the
University of Maryland, majoring
in political science.
Mr. Howze has been a teacher
at PSJHS for 11 years. He'is the
teacher of the NJROTC program at
PSJHS. The NJROTC had an.
inspection at the high school
Friday, November 19; As Mr.
Howze said, "Things couldn't have
gone better."
Mr. Howze is a well-respected
teacher at PSJHS and we are very
proud to have him teach at our
school. Thank you for, all you've
done, Mr. Howze.
Everyone have ,a. great
Thanksgiving holiday and remem-
ber to give thanks for everything
you have been blessed with.


^^aIFH N EWS
FROM
-P-0 PORTST. JOE
MENTARY SCHOOL









PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1999

From the Principal of M


Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby


Va


New Procedures for


Buying Goods Tax


Free For Resale...

Easy on Business, But Tough on Tax Fraud


For more information about
the new annual resale certificate
law, you may access the DOR


Website at http://sun6.dms:
state.fl.us/dor/.
(See Sales Tax on Page 6B)


As we prepare for the
Thanksgiving holiday and break,
we find that there are many
things for which we are thankful
in the context of our school. Our
teachers work hard and provide
an exceptional example for our
students. They also impart a great
deal of wisdom and an enthusias-
tic approach to their instruction.
The custodial/maintenance
staff at WHS is sacrificial in the
administration of daily and spe-
cial tasks. Our kitchen crew gives
us our "daily bread" while walking
the fine line between federal
guidelines and taking care of stu-.
dents and staff..
Office personnel are dedicat-
ed and very positive as they enter-,
tain the busyness of non-stop,'
hectic communications. There is&.,
not a better health program in the
state, thanks to our health team.
Bus drivers get our children
to and from school without a
hitch day after day. Paraprofes-
sionals give that extra each and
every period to insure that all of,
our students get what they need.
Indeed, we are blessed by so
many in so many wonderful ways.
We would be remiss if we did
not take a moment to. thank our
central office people for their
assistance to us. Our school
board members give us reason to
. say thanks quite often.
And then there are our stu-
dents .. they give us much to be.
thankful forl Their efforts to be
good citizens, students, arid
friends-are appreciated. Contin-
ually we are amazed that we have,
this privilege to work with some of


w. i -3 E i -
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
NOV. 29 DEC. 3, 1999.
MONDAY- Fish/Bun, Tater Tots,
Orange Half, and Milk or Chefs.
Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Turkey Sandwich,
French Fries, Peaches, Applesauce
Cake, and Milk or Chefs Salad
Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Spaghetti with
Meat Sauce, Steamed Broccoli.
I Applesauce, Italian Bread, and
Milk or Chef's Salad.Meal.
THURSDAY-Taco Bake, Steamed
Corn, Pineapple Cubes, Cornbread,
and Milk or Chefs Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears; Bread Sticks/
Dressing, and Milk or Chef's Salad
Meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES


the finest young people in the
world.
Thanks, parents, for giving us
this opportunity to work with you
and your children
In the way of news, there are
a few things that deserve special
recognition. First of all, HSCT
results are in and WHS looks
mighty good. A total 87% of our
students passed the communica-
tions portion of the test and 67%
passed the math part." These are
among some of the highest num-
bers in' the statel (There's some-
thing to be thankful about!)
Our cross country team fin-
ished 12th out of 30 teams at the
state meet. We might. want to
mention that we were first among
public schools in our .division.
Thanks, guys, for a very success-
ful season.
The football team ended its
season last Friday as it fell to.
Vernon 36-6. The Gators finished
with a respectable 7-4 season. All
the teams we lost to are in the
state play-offs. With much grati-'
tude, we say "thanks" to coaches'
and players for a great autumn.
Basketball is now underway.
The girls have begun their com-
petitive season and the boys are
about ready to do the same. We
wish them success arid best of
luck.
The science fair Is scheduled
for December 2nd and 3rd. This
awesome event is an annual cele-
bration of some great experiments
and research. Awards will be
announced at our TGIF on
December 3 near lunchtime.


PSJMS News,
(From Page 3B)
during : "American Education
Week." Each participant read our
"Words of Wisdom" which begins
each day. Thanks to: Mr. Jerry
Kelley. Rev. Bruce Duty, Sheriff
Frank McKeithen, Mrs. Alisa
Parker, and Mr. Allen Cox.
Thanks also to our PTSO for
sponsoring our second annual
-Muffins with Mom" and "Donuts
with Dad." Both events were well
attended and the food and visits
were enjoyed by all. Special
thanks to Donna Waldrop, Vicki
Abrams, Norton Kilbourn. and
Alisa Parker who made it all come
together."
That's all! So I'm gonna leave
you with a quote by Johann W.
VonGoethe, "Treat people as 'If
they were what they ought to be.
and you help them to- become
what they are'capable of being."
See yal


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Florida businesses and shop-,
pers can be more confident that
others in the check-out line are,
paying their share of sales tax.;
under a pro-business, anti-fraud
provision enacted by the 1999,
Legislature. ; .
Provisions 'that. go into effect!
February 1, ,2000 are intended to ,
reduce an estimated $35 million-'
per year lost through the illegal
use of expired or fraudulent
resale certificates to evade sales.
tax.: The certificates allow busirl-
nesses to buy items tax free lf(
they intend to resell those items
to customers later and collect tax
at the time of sale .
The new law specifically pro-
tects merchants from tax liability
if they rely on a resale certificate.
that the Florida Department of,
Revenue has issued.,
..In December, the .4DOR. will,
send: more than, 570,000 ,state-,
issued annual resale certificates
to.businesses across Florida, with.
the year of issue, printed on each.
certificate. Thee new state-issued
annual resale certificates will
expire on December ,31 of each
year, starting, with December,
2000.
'These new provisions should
give merchants' confidence that a
customer who asks to purchase'
items tax-free for resale is legally
entitled to do s.o," said Larry. .
Fuchs, executive director of the
DOR.
Until this year, businesses
registered to collect sales tax
could make -their own. resale cer-
tificates using a form suggested
by the state.. The self-issued
forms did not expire.
SHowever, ,a DOR survey
showed that customers of compa-
nies in just nine industries were
misusing resale certificates,
resulting in an estimated $35 miul-
lion in lost taxes per year. The
nonexpiring, self-issued certifi-
cates made enforcement difficult.
Some businesses misused the
resale certificates to buy items tax
free that were not for resale.
Sometimes, the company that ,
originally used the certificate had :
gonei out of business in less than
a year, but former owners contin-
'ued to use the self-Issued cer fi-
cate :. ... ..
In other instances .the "busi-
ness" that was buying tax free
really wasn't a business at all--
just a tax cheat pretending to be
in business. .
A $35-million loss would be
enough to pay more than 1,000
Florida elementary school teach-
ers for a year--enough to staff 30
to 35 average-sized schools.
Also, by misusing resale cer-
tificates to eyade sales tax on
business items such as comput-
ers andd-' office equipment, tax
cheats "gain an unearned, unfair
competitive advantage over hon-'
est businesspeople who don't
cheat on their taxes," Fuchs said.
The challenge, Fuchs said ,
was to design a resale certificate
plan that curbed tax fraud with-
out imposing an unnecessary
burden on businesses. DOR offi-
cials worked closely with major
business groups to Find solutions
that worked for business as well C
as the state, ; .,.
Under the new system, every;'v
business actively collecting sales
tax and filing 'sales' tax returns 'l
automatically will receive a resalei.
certificate starting this December 'j
and a new certificate every year.
The businesses can use photo-
copies of the "certificates to buy
goods .tax free, that are, intended.,
for resale, as long as tax is col-'
lected when the product is sold toj
the consumer. .
Merchants may use any of the
following options to, document a
tax free sale of goods for resales ,
1.) Merchants 'nay obtain a .


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ber for each customer Athat is
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kitchen, living/dining, CH & A,./C, deck, 100' X 107' lot. 9330 Auger, Beacon Hill. $125,000.00.
LOVELY BRICK HOME- ATTRACTIVE DECOR-3 bedrooms 2 bath, 100' X 100' lot, kit/dining, family room, office,
formal.dining room, screened porch, shed & more. 7118 Georgia Avenue, St. Joe Beach. $137,500.00.
GREAT LOCATION TO THE BEACH -1980 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on.a nice lot. Lot can, be accessed. from
Fortner or Florida Ave. Master bedroom has garden tub, has. central heat and a/c, ceiling fans, all appliances, separate carport
and storage building..710 Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. $85,000.00. .
BEAUTIFUL BRICK SINGLE STORY HOME -Like new, approx. 1660 sq. ft., 3.bedroom, 2 bath, split plan, fam. rm. with
patio doors to pitio, separate dining room, modern kitchen, pantry, central heat and air, vaulted ceiling, berber carpet, ceiling
fans,';lntatio'n shutters, double' garage and more. 398 Gulf Aire Dr., Private beach, pool & tennis court for home owners.
$149,900.00 REDUCED TO $139,000.
NICE HOME WITH PLENTY: OF ROOM -3 bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 2450 sq. ft. Has living room, dining room, central
heat and a/c, screened porch, all appliances, storage shed, separate carport and oversize lot 100'xl50'. Home.can remain com-
pletely furnished except for personal items. 247 Columbus St., St. Joe Beach. $149,000.
BEAUTIFUL3 STORY HOME WITH RENTAL ON PROPERTY -3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, living/dihing, kitchen and
Florida room, plus manyamenities. Home has approx. 1700 S-F. living area, and a huge garage with shop, laundry and elevator
* tomainmfloorm Detached garage and 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental mobile home on property. 236 Santa. Anna, St. Joe Beach. -
$225,000.00.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
GREAT LQOATION Brick building in excellent condition with room for expansion. Includes ample parking, sewer, city
water, and gulf view. Many possibilities. 8226 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. $235,000.00.
BUSINESS FOR SALE -. Formerly operated as "Dave's Burger's". List of inventory and lease information available upon
request. 101 N; 15th Street, Mexico Beach. $31,500.00.
GREAT POSSIBILITIESI This.commercially zoned 4 bedroom home with attached office and warehouse has loads of.possi-
bilities. 1100 North 15th Street, Mexico Beach. $137,500.00.
LOTS PROPERTY ONLY
GULF FRONT LOT- Great Location- 66.6' on the gulf, 80' deep. 1303 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach. $285,000.00
MEXICO BEACH Lot 12, Block E, U oic tank and water tap. Sewer tap is paid.
$25,000.00 UNDE T tm icI
MEXICO BEACH Unit'14, Blk G, Lot 1. 100'xlOO' corner lot, w/water & sewer tap paid. 401 Texas Drive. $24,500.,00.
HIGHWAY 386 .86 acre, nice location. Residential zoning. $12,800.00. .
: SUNSHINE ACRES -Highway 38U15 t NTACT
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared quiet. Great countryliving! 384 Pheasant, off Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr
Rd. $14,500.00oo.
ST. JOE.BEACH North 50' X 150' of lots 10 & 11, Block 28, Unit # 2, 7118 Georgia Avenue Has septic tank that will
need to be recertified-$30.000.00


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Donna Spears, Realtor, GRI
with Prudential Resort Realty has
been awarded the Accredited'
Buyer Representation (ABR) desig-
nation by the Real Estate Buyer's
Agent Council (REBAC) of the
National Association of Realtors
(NAR).
The ABR designation' the
benchmark of excellence In buyer
agency service, demonstrates to
clients that the agent has taken
stops to continue her education in
the field of buyer representation,
and has the proven experience
and training to deliver ethical and
professional service to real estate
buyers.
The requirements for this cov-
eted designation Include a com-
prehensive two-day course in
buyer representation, a written
examination on legal and practi-
cal aspects of client representa-
tidn. and practical experience in
th; field of buyer representation.
aI REBAC was founded in 1988
arid currently has more than
21J,000 members in North
America. The National Association


Cnservation Fund monies to
Florida for the purchase of vari-
ous sites, including Osceola
National Forest ,Pinhook :addi-,
tions, Archie Carr National
Wildlife Refuge, Lower, Suwanee
National Wildlife Refuge, Key Deer
National Wildlife Refuge, and
Tate's Hell Swamp.
LHe 'has also worked with
Floiida agencies to protect natur-'
al areas, Including Big Ben Coast,'
Wakulla Springs, North Key Largo
State Preserve. Fisheating Creek.
iare Wales Ridge, Kisslmmee
'Prairie and Sebastian Creek..,
Willson has also made signifi-
cant contributions to the public
policy debate on natural
resources management through-
out his career. Prior to The Nature
conservancy, Willson spent seven
years with the Department of
Environmental Regulation (now
.Department of- Environmental
Protection) for the State of Flonda.
S He was, also a key staff mem-
ber of the governor's "ave Our
Everglades" program., and: repre-
sented, ,rpany. najionally-recog-,
aizpd state programs. such ias,
n\ironmentally ',, Endangered
Lands (EEL). Conservation and
S" Recreational Land (CARL) nd
Land Acquisition and
Management Advisory Council


Of Realtors, "The Voice for Real
Estate," Is the nation's largest
'*professional trade association,
representing nearly 720,000
members involved in all aspects of
the real estate industry.

'Physical Therapist
Recognition Noted
Recently Gull Pines Hospital
and Marquis Management
Corporation honored members of
Its physical therapy department
as part of National Physical
Therapist month. In addition to
their recognition, .the corporation
awarded radiology technician
John Buckalew as Gulf Pines
Hospital's employee of the quar-
ter.
Buckalew was presented with
a check for S50.00 and was dis-
tinguished among. his peers for
his exceptional;' professionalism
and cooperatiUh..'John and his
wife Becky are both In the medical
profession. She works for Dr.
Malvinder Ajit in Wewahitchka.


(LAMAC).
In addition, Willson is an
active participant in watershed
'and natural'i resource planning
,programs and has been appointed
.to; a variety of. resource manage-
ment boards throughout Florida,
including serving as an at-large
:. .member of the Board of Governors
f tAhe Northwest Florida Water
Management' District from' 1991
Sto 1999. 'He currently .sirves on
the Governor's Florida Greenrways
'68idssion. '
Wilison earned his bache 1r's
and master's degrees in environ-
mental planning from Florida
State University, and also served
in the United States Marine Corps
in Vietnam and the United States'
from 1970 to 1971. -
The St. Joe Company. a pub-.
licly held company based in
Jacksonville, ,is one of the' south-
.east's largest realestate operating
companies. It is engaged, LV com-
munity. commercial. industrial,
Leisure and resort development,
along with residential and com-
mercial real estate services. The
.'company.' also "has.' significant
interests In timber. ', :,. ',
M ore information about 'St.
Joe and St. Joe Timberland can
be found at their web site at
http://www.joe.com
. ..]* ,,.


Donna Spears

SFSA Announces
Change in 1999
The Agriculture, Rural Devel-
opment, Food and Drug Adminis-
tration, and, Related Agencies
Appropriations Act, 2000, amend- .
ed the Agricultural Market Transi-
tion Act to increase the payment
limitation for marketing loan,
grains and LDP's from $75,000 to
$150,000, per-person, for eligible
crops produced in 1999.
.,Special provisions for crop.
year 1999 have been made for
produQers who. marketed a quan-
tity,Zof an. eligible 1999 crop
and/or did not _receive LDP or,
marketing loanrgain because of
payment limitation, will be able to
receive' LDP or.' marketing loan
gain as of the date that the quan-
tity was marketed or redeemed.

NOW See The Star On Line at
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Fire Extinguisher Questions & Answers


Local Realtor Achieves


National Recognition


CUSTOM GULF FRONT HOME







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F .RONT. j /.iu_ ..
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2-5 pm
NEW 4br/3ba + bonus room near beautiful Cape San Bias. Federal flood
insurance available. Real stucco with metal'roof, master suite has private
balcony and Jacuzzi in bathroom. Tile foyers, boardwalk, open & covered.,,
decks, covered concrete parking (0d entry. NICE kitchen appliances., MUCH
MORE!! Directions: from Port St. Joe take 98 east, go right on C-30 for,
approximately 8.5 miles, turn right on Lee.St., take 2nd right on Sweetwater
Shores Dr. house on left.
$325,000 call owner 850-562-8438


extinguisher should only be used
on a very small fire that can be
put out quickly. Also, install
smbke detectors and test them
* monthly. Replace batteries once a
year or. when the alarm does not
sound when the unit is tested.
*Get a fire extinguisher that is
rated A-B-C which is designed for
fires that most often occur at
home.
For more information on the
type and size of fire extinguisher
you need for specific locations in
your home, contact your local fire
department.
*Get training from your local,
fire department in how to use the


S' Each year, about 440 people
in the United States die inside
their home after trying to fight a
Fire with a fire extinguisher
instead of getting out safely and
calling the fire department. The
.i' reason this happens, according to
the National Fire Protection
Association are:
*They do not know how to
properly Use fire extinguishers.
Most people can not learn how to
use a fire extinguisher by simply
reading directions. Using a. fire
extinguisher properly requires
training from professionals. It is
even more difficult to read direc-
tions for. the first time during an
emergency.
*Not all fire extinguishers will
work on all fires.: Home fire extin-
guishers are made for very small
fires that can be put out quickly.
*People try to fight fires for'
too long and are overcome by poi-
sonous gasses produced by the
fire.
*The fire is bigger than the
extinguisher they try to use was.
designed for. '
The American Red Cross'
recommends the' following
advice for safety during fires:
*The safest thing t6 do In case
of a fire is to getaway from it safe-'
ly and call the fie ,department'
from another location away from'
the fire. Have afire escape plan'
and a safe meeting point for your'
family. Practice your plant
*It still is a good idea to place'
a fire extinguisher in your home
near each place where fire. may
start, such as the kitchen, garage,'
workshop. barbecue area. etc. Ani


CAPE SAN BIAS Wind' Dancer, Enjoy
a spectacularr Gulf view from this
3BR/2BA Florida cottage. Ho-me fea-
tures d breakfast bar, dining/living
room combination, deck, screened
porch. $129,000. MLS #4568


COX HOME Unbelievable
5BR/3BA, 3800 sq. ft. home with
150' Gulf front. Large windows pro-
vide. beautiful .view. Hot tub on one
balcony, wraparourid porches, fire-
place, ceramic tile and garden tub in
master .bath add to appeal.
MLS#4548.


fire extinguisher that you get. Not
all fire extinguishers work in the
same way, so it's important that
you get training and practice with
the same type of fire extinguisher
that you may use.
*Follow the manufacturer's
instructions for replacing or
recharging fire extinguishers.
*If you try to use a fire extin-
guisher on a fire and the fire is
not out in 30 seconds, drop the
extinguisher and get out.
For additional information on
fire prevention please contact the
Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross in
Apalachicola at 653-3952.


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

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


PARKER HOME. Cozy half acre bay
front home on Cape San Bias.
3BR/2BA, 2000 sq. ft. with a great
Florida room and spacious screened.
porch. 100 ft. dock and beautiful
views. $385,000. MLS#4515.



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MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE,
"Point of View II", a delightful.2BR/1 BA
beach cottage, is located across the
street from a dedicated beach and the
Gulf of Mexico. Excellent rental poten-
tial, 'offered fully, furnished for
$249,000. MLS#4268.


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9248 Cockles Short walk to beach. 3 bedroom, 1
bath, mobile home, great rental or beach retreat.
$49,900.

MEXICO BEACH


PORT ST. JOE AREA
204 21st St., Port St. Joe. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath
home is partly completed. Home has a 2 car garage,
just a short walk to schools. Must See! $89,900.00.


2260 Amberjack Ave. This 3 bedroom,
many .possibilities, just right for first
investors. $47,500.00.


1 bath home has
time buyers or


2427 Victoria Ave. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has
froht porch, laundry room on back porch. $29,900.00.
2421 Victoria Ave. This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath double
wide mobile home has separate dining room, breakfast
nook in kitchen. $29,900.00.

VACANT LAND
'MEXICO BEACH
'420 Colorado Dr., I at r 100'xi58', cleared,
;homes only. $29,900.
"BEACON HILL
Sun Ray, Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid.
Homes or restricted mobile homes. Financing available.
$36,6000.
Sun Ray Court, Lot. 16, water tap paid. Homes or
restricted mobile homes. Financing available, $34,000.
Sun Ray Court. Lot 12 water tap paid. Homes or
restricted mobile homes. Financing available.
$44,000,00.
GULFAIRE SUBD.,
Phase IV, Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4, bik 1,
$28,500 each.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
Hwy. 98 across highway from beach. 168'x112' lot.
$150,000. Reduced to $140,000.
OVERSTREET
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.


Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots
acres each'. $12,500.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lot
$15,500,
Borders Rd. Overstrej-L.,1
$15,500. MULP


1 and 2 approx. 1.4

3 approx. 2 acres -

6 approx. 2 acres -


N II LO IUCo, a .cl r5 eF, CIIel 1
-. Associate :' .205 Arkansas, Dr., Mexico Beach; This single wide
.,,,,, ,: home,,has,.2 Br, 2-Ba, unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-
New-Listings, ups, cen. heat/air,, fenced yard. $54,900,.
109 Ocean Ridge Lane This lovely ranch style home is 414 Colorado Dr. New home this 3' bedroom, 2 bath
On a cul-de-sac. in Gulfaire Subd.' Homehas4bed"'' hmee harW Il i J lr .ox. 1400
rooms, 2 full baths. Frpnt of he i- brick, back of sq. ft., ha leb etaear a o. ra.m garage,
home and inside has ,just .been painted, new.,arpet,', large loft. Must seethis :home!' $129,900.00.
sprinkler syste;m,;privacy fence., Call for more inrforma- .
tion. $129,900.00 ... ...
Gulfaire Subdivision Lots 32 & 33, Block ', Phase II; SEASHORES SUBDVISION
$34,500.00 each. ., '701 Nautilus Dr. This beautifUl home has 4 bedrooms',
111 ,.-j juniperr Ave.; t ro bh 3 full baths, formal dining. room, breakfast room, laundry
2 uier Ave ,Port St. 'Joe -3 bedroom .bath room. Master bath h'as garden tub, separate shower
"home on corner lot across forro eplemntary"sc"ooI...
e ; .' o.r o a fm elementary school. Other features include covered patio, screened, heated
Approx. 2250 sq. ft. BeauTfiful in-ground pool. F-ence.'pl,. ,n-d yr, rinkler s ,r ln
back yard. fireplaces $115,900. poolenced yard, sinker syst,landscaped.
'u ^(yuid.u .2 1 fc[ire to < ,\v''uj ^ ^1,!^ i- ;;^ t '^ n in t 1;'- i '


For Sale-414 ArizOna Drive This beautiful htme hds'
3 ,bedrooms, 2 baths, living 'ropm as stp:ne fie"
place, privacy fence,, beautiful landscaping, 2'1/2"
Scar garage with work shop, too many extras fo list ,,
Call for more information. $185,000.00
,109 C 29th St. Mexico Beach.- "Water's Edge" 'This-2
bedroom, 2 bath condo is, just steps from the. beach'"
,Furnished, washer/dryer, central heat/air. Great Rental
$159,000.00. Reduced to $154,900.00.
162 Sierra Drive, Stone Mill Creek' This 1999 double
wide home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 28x52, central
heat/air, washer/dryer, hook-up, breakfastt bar and
breakfast nook in kitchen, dining room, fireplace in'liv-
ing room, fish pond, approx. 1 acre. $89,900.00.
111 Pridgeon Road .White City.-This 35 ft. travel trailer
(5th whe J W~l R Ut llt r t laterway,
great getaay, $24,900.00.
512 Highway 98 Mexico Beach This 2 bedroom, 2
S1/2 bath townhome. l iOtstructed view, of the
Gulf, furnished, deck, screened porch, $114,500.00. -


707 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful stilt homd as 3 bed,-
rooms, 2, baths, approx. 2248; sq. ft., pantry, lots of stor-
age, dual heat/air, ,fireplace, Ig. laundry rm., upstairs loft
room may be used for-office, playroom, den, large deck.
$163,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
.236 Pipe St. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath is just a short walk
to beach, has extra room built on side for storage, great
rental or beach retreat. $49,000.
7730 Alabama Ave. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is
just a short walk to beach. Home has den, laundry
room, screened porch, deck, fenced back yard, storage
shed, carport, $89,900.00.
OVERSTREET -
3720 Highway"386 This beautiful modular home has 4.
bedrooms; 2 baths, den with fireplace, laundry room.
Master bth zi ter. Other
features i lUlWI' l I oMvI I! vIool, deck,
covered porch, metal building (approx. 40 x '60), approx
4 acres, just minutes from the beach. $129,900.00


Prudential
Resort Realty of
,," St. George Island

St. Joseph Bay. Office Barr
1520 CR.' C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456;
(850) 227,-2000 888-227-2110 850-2


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Sturgeon Can be Successfully Raised in Fish Farms


Researchers at. the University
of Florida's Sam Mitchell
Aquaculture Farm harvested "
about 1,800 farm-raised Gulf of
Mexico sturgeon recently, com-
pleting a 17-month project that
shows the threatened fish can be
successfully raised in a controlled""'
environment.
In addition to demonstrating



Sales Tax

(From Page 4B)

Also, DOR staffers around the
state will conduct free seminars
on the new certificates. Call your
DOR service center, listed in the
blue pages of youi- telephone
directory, for details.


that the fish would thrive when
raised in tanks, the project also
compared the use of fresh well
water and re-circulated pond
water systems and found that
each system had its advantages.
Andrew Lazur, an aquacul-
ture specialist with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
said one goal of the project was to
evaluate sturgeon as a candidate
for the Florida aquaculture indus-
try.
"We want to see if it's an alter-
native species for our producers,"
Lazur said. "The reason we're
looking at sturgeon is that it's a
high-value food fish. Sturgeon can
bring about $4 a pound, so obvi-
ously from a farmer's standpoint
it is very attractive."
By comparison, Lazur said


farm-raised catfish earns about
75 cents a pound, and even the'
more expensive hybrid striped;
. bass can yield only up to. $2.50 a
pound. Lazur said the next step is
an economic analysis to deter- :
mine if the price farmers could
expect to get for the fish on the
marketplace will be greater than
the cost of raising the sturgeon, .
Gulf of Mexico sturgeon "fin-
gerlings," young fish weighing an,,
average of six grams each, were.


placed in six. 20-foot diameter
tanks. Three of the tanks used a
flow-through system in. which
. fresh water from wells on the farm
'site was constantly pumped
'through the tanks.
The other three tanks were
fed, with water from a large pond
that also served to clean the water
before it was recycled back into
the fish tanks.

Deborah Britt Pouder, a UF


biological scientist who co-direct-
ed the project with Lazur, said the
challenge was determining their


methods that would result in good
fish growth that would be cost
effective for farmers to implement.


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Sales 850.648.2020 a' .


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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.
Plaintiff.
vs CASE NO.: 5:99cv136SPM
LOUELLA MOATES,
Defendant

AMENDED ORDER FOR SERVICE OF
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
PLAINTIFF, by and through Uts undersigned
Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern
District of Florida, having filed its sworn Motion
under Title.28. U.S.C. 1655. for an Amended
Order for Service of process by Publication on the
defendant Louella Moates. herein in an action to
foreclose a mortgage lien on real property within.
this District in Gulf County. Florida, to wit:
Commence at the Northea it corner of Section 3,
Township 6 South. Range 9 West. Gull County.
Florida and thence run South 02,05'39- East
a]onz( the Eas, bourndarv ol said Secuon 3 for
657 31 feel t tihe POiNT OF BEGINNING thence
continue South 02-0539' Elt lorg iaid Ea.it
boundary for. 110.55 feet: thence South
6240'00" West'for 314.21 feet to the East right of
way line of County Road No. 381; thence North
2720'00" West along said right of way line for
100.00 feet: thence North 62-410"00" East fort
361.35 feet to the P.,rint of Beginning Said land
lying and being in Secuon .3. Township 6 South.
Range 9 West. Gulf County,, Florida and having
an area of 0.76 acr;r, more or leIt Also being
known as Lot 16 of 'he unrecorded plat o(Turkey .1
Run Estates.
And it'appe, nra to the *,:urt utha said defendant
is not a.r, irihabitani f and .cairn-)iit t. ouLnd
within the Sta 01' Flonda. and has roluntarly
appeared herein, and personal service upon her
is not practical because her whereabouts, resi-
dence and address are urknow-n and the Court.
being.advised in the premir'es t is
ORDERED that the defendant. Louella Moates.
a.pe a ana file resp.:.neire pleadings to tre com-
'lai.nit .for i.:.reclosure 51 a lien on the above
described proper 1aiih Lhe Clerk. Linited States,
District Court Li 5 Courthouse. 401 S E. First'
Avenue, Gair.erille. Florida 32601 on or before
December 9, 1999, and in default thereof the
Court will proceed to a hearing and adjudication
oI thil. uilt ihe same as II said oeiendant had
b er, per.onall served In the State of Florida and
'such shill. as regards the defendant who doe,
:.t appear el'l'ct o nly the real properly ..
oe-cnrbed abore This Order is to ie pubhihed in
THE STAR, a newspaper ofgene.al circulaton In
Gulf County. Florida, once each aeek for Lix 161
c:re-eijtie- ake ; rcommr ncinz n.,:.later than'
,:. : "ee"k after irn- dte here.:.;
DONE iL:QRDEREO Dhis 12Lh da. of Oct.:.ber.
1999'
/, s TEPHAN P MiCKLE. DISTRICT JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT-
6ic. Ocl-ober 2A Novemiber 4 11, 18 and 25. and
Decrrember 2 1999 '


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 99-155 CA
SOCIURCE ONE MORTGAGE
SERVICES CORPORATION
Plaintiff. ,
vs. TlrC OLE FCORECLO'rRE ,SAL
DONA S. JONES AND
JOHNNY R. RAKER, METAL.
Defendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16,
1999. and entered in Case No. 99-155 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County. Florida wherein SOURCE ONE MORT-
GAGE SERVICES CORPORATION s Plaintiff and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNNY 'R. RAKER:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONA S. JONES: DONA S.
JONES JOHNNY R RAKER. UNITED STATES OF
.-'IFERICA. BAN HOSPITAL INC D B, A HCA GLF
COAST H,',SPITAL BILL% CARR CHE\V'OLET INC
THE BAY' MEDICAL CENTER ALUX'LIARY INC
A/K/A/ BAY; : AN UNKNOWN PERSON IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell the highest and best bidder
for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE of
the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port. St. Joe.
Florida, at 11:00 a.m.. EST, on the day of December
9th. 1999, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:


SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A" "
DATED this 17th day of November. 1999.
BENNY C. LISTER
As Clerk of said Court
B,' /, M Vaughan
As. Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
5400 N.W. 21st Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. '
Telephone: (954) 453-0365 ,
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Exhibit "A" to Mortgage dated July 27 1995 in the
amount of $41,027.91 ',v and bermeen First Union
National bank of Florida. Irnc (Lenderi and Th.mrn s
A. Humphrey and Robin K. Humphrey (Borrowers).
Exhibiit*
A portion of the S6 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 10.
Township 7 South. Range 10 West. Gulf County,
Florida being more particularly described asfoluows:
Conrricricicm at a St Joe Paper Cor-pany moru.
mer m.arkmri the N.W corner ofSE 1/4 ol SE 1,,4 of
S.cun I0. ToT-.ihip 7 South. Range 10 West
thence S 68 4-1'55 E 663 39 feet to an Iron rod At
,the SE'ly nght.of.way intersecuon of rao county
Sroads for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence S
6742'34"- E. along the Southwesterly right-of-way
line of a 50-foot paved county r...ad for 160 00 feet to ,
an Irorl rod: thence. leair.ng said Southeaaterly
rnaht.olwav line S 110033 %W 13900 leet to an
rcon rod. thence N 67:42 3- W 160 00 feet it an
iro n rod on the SE ly rght-of- tine o a county
road (not open thence N 11 :0033- E along saild
SE'I ngh-tol'-%ay line ior 13900 feet io the POiNT
OF BEGINNING Corntairang 0501 acres more orr
less
2lc. No ember 25 and December 2 1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF.THE STATE
OF FLORIDA; IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE Eitate of .
Monrroe H Lynch,. Case No. 99 53-CP
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
ISurnmar3 adminiruautonl

TO ALL* PERSONS HAVING' CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby noliired thai an Order of
Summary Administratior, h.a' been entered in the
estate of Monroe H Lynch deceased File
Number 19 53-CP. by the Circiulr Court for ulf
County. floirndi. Prooale Dit-ion Lhe addiet. of
which is Probate Division. PO Boix 2269.
Panama City. FL 32402 and that the names and
addresses of those to ahom it has been assigned
by such order are M.Iartha Lynch Hohl
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT
All Credit.',rs ol the deceaeni and other persons
having claims or demands against decedents
estate on whom a cop) of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first
publicationof this notice must filed their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE,
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB.
LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR1T DAYS
AFTERTHE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All. other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the estate of,
the decedent must file their claims "n-h hl;i
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS ifTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST' PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first public aion ..f this r oi,'e is
November 25, 1999
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Derrick Bennett, Esq.
BENNETT. LOUGE & BENNETr CHARTERED
P.O. Box 2422
Panam'a City, FL 32402 ,
. 150i 763-4671- ''
Florida Bar No. 0770515
Person Giving Notice:
Martha Lynch Hohl
715 Oak Bluff Drive
Daphne, AL'36526 .
2tc, NovemBer 25. & December 2, 1999


9211 Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill. BEAUTIFUL! State of the
art beachfront home, 4 bd/3ba, wrap-around deck,
large living area, Wooden shutters, fireplace, Anderson
windows, easy maintenance, vin) I siding, alarm sys-
tem. too many amenities tc list Plent. of parking.
$615,000 Call Joan for more information. ML5 #4629


-
Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Buy one or all four
of these Gulf View townhomes Each has a 2br,'2.5 ba,
with appliances & tastefully furnished. 2 end units -
$179,000 each, 2 middle units, $159,000' each. These are
too good to pass up. MLS#4609-4612. ,


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, beauti-
ful wood cabinets. Inside utility & exterior storage:
Quiet complex. Easy lifestyle. $120,00. 1


NEW LISTING Dockside Townhouse 110-B
NMiramar Dr. Me\icc Beach Bet .een beach and high-
way ON CANAL! 2 bedroom, 2.5 ba, .urnished, ch/a,
PRIVATE BOAT SLIP $225.000 ,


NEW LISTINGS:
VACANT LOTS 717 Gulfaire Dr.' Lot 9. Blk D,
75 x125 nice lot. $32 500.
Mexico Beach-Commercial, 820 Htv, %. BUILDING
ONLi1 Approx. 1200 sq ft.t heated apd cooled. Good
parking. Entrepreneur's dream' Zoned commercial, high
traffic area $350 000.
BEACHSIDE '
Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. very nice 3 bedroom 2
bath beach house.just steps to the wat4. Totally updat-
ed interior including 'paint, carpet, vinyl, and all new
furnishings. Fully furnished, large glassed in porch,
exterior storage unit, handicap accessible. Excellent
rental potential $195,000.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
111-A First St. 1/2; stucco duplex with Gulf view 45 ,
steps across from dedicated beach. Gulf view from
glassed-in dining area. Great arrangement with master
bdrm., 1 ba., kitchen, dining, living area upstairs. 1
Bdrm., 1 ba. downstairs, garage with auto door'opener.
Reduced to $104,900. -" ,A
ST. JOE BEACH.J
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable
approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 lage lots. Bath on
each of;3 lvels. Stairs on side and out for safety\ Lots of
decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main in g e',.els Lots of
room on ground floor for game room,kotfice bedrooms,
or could be used as large apartment. Ground floor used
to be antique shop, office and storagetih/, stove. Loifs
of possibilities. Must see. $165,000. ,
GULF AIRE
NEW! 705 Gulfaire Dr. Gulf Aire Sub&i. Very nice 3 bd/2
ba.single level home in like new coRid. '2,100 sq. ft.
w/bright kitchen, great rm., Ig. Fla. rmt, raster bedroom
suite. Nicely landscaped 75'xl20' lot, a privacy fenced back
yd. and Ig. arbor patio. 2 car garage & loads of storage
complete this pkg., an all within steps of'a private dedicat-
ed beach, tennis courts & swimming p66'in Gulf County's
nicest planned community. Must see to appreciate.
$169,900.
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. $599,000.


CANAL FRONT Home-11-6 N. 38th St.-Mlexico Beach.
Spacious home of excellent construction in attractive
neighborhood, never rented. Has dock, very large deck,'
Son pilings, with 43' x 56' of concrete for parking and'
patio area. Large utility room. Great room with cathedral
ceiling, cypress panelling, berber carpet, ceramic floor in
kitchen, wet bar, pantry, storage, split bedroom plan. 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath, Vinyl siding- shallow well pump,
fenced back yard on canal. FURNISHED $279,000.


NEW LISTING Gulfaire Sub., 103 Buccaneer Drive.
Large comfortable family home, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
stucco on corner lot. Brick fireplace in liv. rm., den and
formal dining room, eat-in kitchen. Deck off master
bedroom and bath upstairs, 2 car garage. $149,900. Call
Ellen Allemore.
NEW LISTING Pretty
in Pink, 8228 Hwy. 98,
St. Joe Beach. Beautiful 2
Sl"1,T1, ', 1 br, 2 ba. approx. 1100 sq.
:" ft., fully furnished 2 sto-
.r) home, Turn key for
''MI investor or great perma-
Sf, nent home. Approx..75'
I l'i "t I. of parking, so plenty of
room for the boat. Close
beach access and great water views. Growing area with
all the conveniences The home is just over one year old
and. everything is in excellent cond. Shows like''a
dream. Going! . Going! $198,000. '' 1 2


107 S. 30th St., Mexico Beach. You must see the sunset
from the deck of this lovely home! 4BR/2.5BA home on
pilings, brick fireplace, metal roof, privacy fence, wrap-
around deck; irrigation system. Plenty of parking,
space. Many more amenities.'$380,000.


Seashores comer of NautiIus/NARVAEZ 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 fireplace, pine entertain-
merit center, gas stove. Priced to sell at $179,900

PORT ST. JOE
LIL RED 'N WHITE COTTAGE. 2 blks 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.
LOTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
Gulf PirAihj diV2asgi J, A. Gulf
Front: 1 0UdED' A
Indian Pass. N. Seminole and the Lagoon. Waterfront
lot. Tremendous opportunity for secluded homesite
with dock on Indian Lagoon. 225' of waterfront avail-
able, or may be subdivided. The entire lot is .88 acres
MOL. All eligible for FEMA insurance. $225,000.
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.
Gulf Si'di Tls Las cleared,
$25,000 f ll U (l i IIK I T
ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice
lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
Developers Commercial, Residentiall 180' on U. S. 98
by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on
Americus Ave. by 125' deep; Residential/commercial
zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $600,000.
MEXICO BEACH
YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! Six (6) choice lots in
LaSiesta mobile home subdivision, less than one mile
to public beach access. All utilities underground.
Covenants & deed restrictions. Palm tree lined, paved
streets. Secure your vacation home today only $24,900.
Exclusive agent, Fantasy Properties, Inc. Call 648-2020
ask for Brian Cahill.
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.


Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. very nice 3 bedroom 2
bath beach house just steps to the water. Totally
updated interior including paint, carpet vinl1, and all
new furnishings. Fully furnished, large glassed in
porch, exterior storage unit, handicap accessible'.
Excellent rental potential. $195 000. ,








209 Gulf Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Sub. Beautiful Like
New--3br 2 ba single level home in superb cond. Well
built brick home w/almost 2,000 sq. ft. Florida rm/atri-
urn, master bd. & split bedroom plan. Set on a beauti-
fully landscaped lot. 2 car garage, workshop, & loads of
storage complete this package, and all within steps ot a
private dedicated beach, tennis courts &% swimming pool:
in Gulf County's nicest planned community. Must see to
appreciate. $1t9,900.










ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! Ill E & FI 1st St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs, 2 bedroom, 1 bath'
downstairs. Lifetime steel roof, ceramic tile floors- Great-
location' Upper floor has.2Vdedkg with-great view ofigu tli
Lower unit has deck, also withia-greatbview. Duplex is.on .
corner lot. Call for appointment soon. $249,000.


101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2 ba.
stucco home just 3 years old. Privacy fence in back.
Short walk to the beach. Enclosed garage. Priced to
sell! $131,500.

8417 Tradewinds
- Gulf Aire Subd.
Unobstructed
Gulf View! Watch
beautiful sunsets
from your unique
4BR/3 5BA home!
Executive home
has- plenty of
room 2600t SF. 2
fireplaces -1 in.
family room and 1 in living room. Totally redone and redec'
orated from inside out. New vinyl siding, roof, double
paned glass, carpet/vinyl, deck, ceiling fans,, all appliances'
excluding washer and dryer, lawn and landscaping:
Hurricane shutters. Sprinkler system. Many more amenities.-
A MUST SEE! $475,000.


8004 Alabama Ave. Seashores Subd. 3 b.d., 2 ba. brick
home in a very nice subdivision. 2 car enclosed'
garage, utility shed in back. Nicely landscaped, privia~'
cy fence, screened porch, carpeted and parquet floors! i
A Must See! $169,000.


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.
OVERSTREET AREAc
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted to homVs
only. Creek access nearby and just .10 minutes to beach.
$12,000.
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 ths i quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.

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LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY

AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

Over the course of the last two years, the State of Florida
has provided funding statewide for counties 'and .their
municipalities to develop a comprehensive local hazard
mitigation strategy (LMS). The purpose of the LMS is
to'help local governments identify the natural and tech-
nological hazards facing the county and develop.strate-
gies to begin reducing risks from these hazards. From
August 1997, through September 1999, a steering com-
mittee comprised of local citizens: County staff, and rep-
resentatives from the Cities. of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, has periodically met to discuss the hazards
facing Gulf County and potential mitigation strategies
and funding sources to reduce the County's vulnerabili-
ty to these identified hazards. the result is the Gulf
County Local Mitigatioh Strategy. This document will
be available for public review and comment from
November 25, 1999 through December 9, 1999 during
regular business hours at the following locations: Gulf
County Emergency Management Office, Gulf County
Public Library, Gulf County Clerk's Office, Port St. Joe
City Hall, Wewahitchka City, Hall, and the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council in Blountstown. If you have
any questions, please contact Neil Fleckenstein at the
Apalachee Regional Planning Council at (850) 674-
4571. Itc, November 25, 1999,
/


I PUBLIC NOTICES.


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AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
Iri Buy-er Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743


AUTOMO TIV E .


Nd Down Payment! Assume payments
on beautiful, like new .'96 T-Bird,
$$00/mo. Red/tan interior, all power,
perfect mechanical cond. The perfect
alternative to those incredible new car
pilcesl 647-9286 2tp 11/25
1976 Ford Truck, $600. Call 639-4182
r ltc 11/25


WANTED!
SETTLED TENANT
for small 2-bedroom apartment.
517 1/2 4th St. (upper)
Port St. Joe
AC/Stove/Refrigerator/Microwave
$240 per month/waterp'ad/'
References Required
227-3579 ,r in

Gulf Aire',, large executive 3BR/2BA
townliouse. garage, screen porch, pool,
tennis court. & private ; 'beach,
$750/mo. Call 647-8760. 3tp 11/11
2BR extra large duplex apt.;' C/H&A,'
washer/dryer. screened pcorcli. near
beach. no pets, prefer long term. S600
per mth. Call Chuck 64.-821 1.uc 1c1/4


House on Whiting St. in Highland View
1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic. good $450 per month, plusS200, security
cond., $1,500. Call 827-2937. 4tp I II18 deposit. Call 229-6961. U'c I 1/4


1994 Toyota Celica, PS, PL, PW, anti-
lok brakes, A/C, cruise, 5-sp, 37,000,
mi. $7,500 OBO. Call 639-3097. 4tc 11/4





1993. Key West & trailer, 115 hp
Mercury. stereo/cassette, bottom
mrachilne. VHF, and top, $7,900. Call
229-8403. leave message. 2tp 11/18.,
Boat :& Trader For Sale: 1995 Scandy
WhIte. 14' aluminum boat. Mariner
IM arium 40 stainless steel prop.
Minhkota trolling motor w/all terrain-
4|1ib foot control. Excellent cond.,
S5.200. Call 639-3339. 2tp 11/18


3BR/2BA unfurnished home for rent,,
CH&A. in Mexico Beach. In walking dis-
tance to beach. S650/mo.. plus deposit.
Call 647-3335 or 227-5611. 2tc 11/25
In Wew-a: 2BR mobile home. S250 per
month plus security deposit. Call.850-
639-5721. 2tc 11/18',


For Rent or Sale: 2BR trailer off
Pleasant 'Rest Cemetery Rd. Call Bill
Carr 229-60.61, leave message. tfc 11/4
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
CrystalSands Realty 648-4400. tfc 10/28
Trailer for rent 5, miles from Qverstreet
.bridge. Call 648-5306. tfc 11/4
2 bedroom apartment unfurnished;
cable, water & 'garbage furnished.
Ocean view. 1004 Hwy. 98,' Mexico
Beach. S550 per rmth + S550 deposit on
I-year lease. Call before 6:00 CT 648-
4922 or 648-5139. tfc 10/21
A nice,.clean, quiet, upstairs IBR effi-
ciency type apartment In PSJ. Fully fur-
nished with all utilities included.
S I00/wk or 8400/ mo Deposit
required.Call 639.-3600 nights & week-
ends or 229-2727 ;days tfc 1,1/4
New 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex for
rent in'Mexico Beach. $495 per month
plus deposit. Call 648-5476. tfc 11/4


We have several long and short-term'
rental units at Mexico Beach & Cape
San Blas. Monthly,' Weekly & Daily
Off-Season Rates Now Available! Call
Thompson-Rish Realty at Cape San
Blas 227-9600 or: Mexico Beach 648-
5449. fc 11/4


1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent 2
In Wewa RV & mobile home lots for blocks from beach. Reasonable. Call
rent. SSO per mo. 850-639-5721.7tc n/iS 647-3220 or 912-246-1250.. tfc 11/4
2pR-/-1-BA, mobile-tiome,- 236.-Pine'St,.- -2,/2. furnished home' Oape SaJn-.Blas-
St Joe Beach, $350..per sionth. Call Boardwalk to beach, covered deck spllt
647-891.0 tfc 11/18 floor plan. $65P/month. Please call
0) "Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.....
I rL-. I BR u furnished a artmernt at :


1508 Lone Ave. No pets. Deposit
required. Call 229-6825. 4tp I1/18
2BR unfurnished trailer at 1 18 Narvaez
St.. St Joe Beach No pets. Deposit
required Call 229-6825. 4tp I 1/18
Home For Rent: 2BR/2BA, furnished,.
gulf view on Hwy. 98. Call 647-9214.
: 4tc 11/11
2BR/2BA newer mobile home 2 blocks
from beach in Mexico Beach. $450 per
riorpth. Call 643-4365. tic 1 l/11
-House For Rent in PSJ: 3BR/2BA. living
rpom, dining room, kitchen, laundry
room, nice yard, storage, shed, cent.
H'&IA,. no pets. $470/mo;, $470/sec.
dep. Call 227-3511. .tfc 1111'
Gulf front at Indian Pass, 3BR/2BA,
furnished. Dec through Feb. $900/mo6.
Call 770-971-4340. 3tc 11/11
T0iobile home lot for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 11/4


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


,Mexico Beach Mini
;Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
Lic 10,/7


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
V I* On-site Management
VOICE/TTY ACCESS
(352) 472-3952


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


HHH -HH


Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent.
Ask about free month's more-in Call
648-8201. Utc 11/25
For Rent- quaint building clean, small.
easy to decorate, Ideal for small wed-
'dings. receptions. dinners, great rates.
For information call.227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 11/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port, St. Joe. Affordable housing ..
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h ,&a, laundry facilities,. energy ','
efficient' const.. ,stove & refrig.. fur-i
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex Call
229-6353 for more information NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tic 11/4

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

229-6200

Now Renting Spacious"
1? bedroom apartment''
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
,* Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
,'* Laundry facilities ;
r '.; M irii B lin d s. ...' '
On-site Monagement
Voice/TTY Access ,, '
(352) 472-3952 ,

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

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting .
Laundry fac;Ilt;es
a On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 Mtes
tfc 10/7


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
)4 2- Voice/TTY Access 1 _
(352) 472-3952 M -D
tfc 10/7


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.,' inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
.asher & stove, fplly carpeted., No
-pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
,'a-her/drver hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. ,
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 11/4
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments duplexes. and
homes for rent .in Mexico,- Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. fec 11/4
Trailer for rent at Gull Shore Court. St.
Joe Beach. No pets. I bik from beach
Call 647-5106. Lic 11/4





Yard .Sale: Sat., 11/27, 7:00-11:00 am.
,Silver., china,. clothes, TV, furniture,
Smisc. 7060 Americus St., St. Joe Beach.
Moving Sale: Sat., Nov: 27th, 8:00 till.
Clothes, furniture & home accessories.
236 Balboa St., St. Joe Beach. Itp 11/25


Yard Sale: ,Sat., Nov. 27, 1999, 8:00 am
-12:00 noon. 808 Woodward Ave.
'Clothes. toys, baby furniture Rain can-.
cels. Itp 11/25
Moving Sale: French aluminum cook-
ware, set, 8. dining chairs, rocking
chairs, white wood queen bedroom set,
baskets. lamps; drapes & matching
bedspreads, barstools, food processor,
pictures, dishes, water purifier, and.,
more. 390 Gulf Pines Dr. Call 227-3302.





Typesetter/General Office Work.
STyping and 'Language skills a must!
Computer skills desirable. Will train on
desk top publisher. Benefits offered.
Apply at The Star. 308 Williams Ave.,
Port St. Joe. or call Shirley 227-1278.


Part-time Mental Health Technician.
Supervise and provide therapeutic ser-
vices for Adult Day Treatment clients.
16-20 hours per week. HS grad. or
."equiv. Apply in '.-riting to Component
Director, Life Management Center. 311
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
. EOE. Itc 11/25
Own a computer? Put it to work $25 to
$75 per hour, part-time/full-time. 1-
888-883-5714. www.work-from-home..
net/truelife. 4tp 11/18


,Gulf Coast Community College
Career Manager (GRANT FUNDED) To '
ensure that Workforce participants
progress through an agreed-upon strat-
egy leading to sell-sulficlency. interpret,
follow, and monitor written state poll-
cles/procedures to ensure compliance;
determine barriers to employment/par-
ticipation and identify support services
.and resources. and interact with eco-
.nornically disadvantaged clients.
'Bachelor's degree in counseling or relat-
ed field required. Master's degree pre-
Terred. Experience with Workforce
SDevelopment policies, and Windows ,
.,applications highly preferred. Deadline '
to, apply is December 3, 1999.
,Applications may be picked' up at:
Hiuman Resources, Admin. Annex Toom
104. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply. For a
detailed description check out our job-
,-line at 850-873-3540 or our web site at
.www.gc.cc.fl.us ltc 11/25
Electrical Instructor Teach in :a
S.newly developed Electrical Trades pr-
'grai. Must be able to develop curricu-
,lum for courses, assist in laboratory.
set-up lor new vocational programs.
have good communications skills. work
"tell wlth students and others, and team
teach. Master Electrician's License and '
,a minimum of five years work experi-'
ence as an electrician or electrical con- .
tractor required. Previous teaching
experience Is desirable. Deadline to
apply is December 3,, 1999. Appli-'
cations may be picked up at: Human
Resources, Admin. Annex Toom 104.'
GCCC is an Equal Opportunity Employ- ,
er. Minorities and females strongly en-'
couraged to apply. For a detailed
description check out our job-line at
850-873-3540 or our web site at
www.gc.cc.fl.us Itc 11/25


'NEED ROOFERS to replace covering on,
my house. Taking bids. Must be bonded
and insured and have refs. 229-6387.:1t


NHC Homecare Port St. Joe. We're grow-
ing at a fast pace and are eagerly seek-
ing. to fill the following position: PRN
HHA/CNA's. :Professional, employee-
friendly atmosphere! Mileage reim-
bursed. Benefits available for PRN posi-
tion. Interested individuals should con-
tact Maureen Mattison, Admin. at 229-
8238. EOE/DFWP. .ltc 11/25


The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Clerical Aide.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office arid 0ishlrig to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted Application form and job
description are asallable at the school
office. Completed applications should
be sent to Dr.' Bill Truby, Principal,
Wewahitchka High School, 754 E. River
Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Appli-
cation deadline is November 29, 1999,
10:00 AM, CT. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
'2tc 11/18
The City of Mexico Beach is .accepting ,
applications for a full time mechanic;
for the city's Vehicle Maintenance
Department. The starting rate of pay is
$9.41 per hour.. ASE certification pre-.
ferred but may be substituted with
experience. Application and job descrip-
tion can be pAcked up in City Hall, 118
N. 14th St., Mexico beach. Closing date
for receipt of. applications is November
30,. 1999, 4:30 CT. Mexico Beach is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and main-
tains a drug-free workplace. 2tc '11/18


SunBridge 'Care and Rehabilitation.
Center Is currently taking applications
Ibr CNA's, LPN's, and RN's. Stop by the
front office and pick up an applicauton
Located at 229 9th St., Port St. Joe.. .





Gina the Clown Is available for birthday
parties. Magic, face painting, balloons
and games. Or have your party at Slice
and Ice in Mexico Beach. Party' room
includes clown show, pizza, drinks and
ice cream. No fuss no muss. Call 850-
648-4772. ,4tp 11/11
Christmas 19s right around the corner
Can't find that special gift? Call me to
find out' details on handmade shell
crafts. Contact Jackie at 850-648-2022
S .. .. .. .. .. 2te 11/18


E a S S


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates,
h.r area s mrn experienced iefinihers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

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


o ,Residential
Commercial,
'Termite & Pest Control
-Termite Treatments, *Restaurant Motel
i, lea Control Condominiums
H* household Pest Control New treatment '
,l Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites

FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
S. r e,- j the Entire Area'" '
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


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


BOB'S PAINT 11
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
;, Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


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

/'^ MINI-STORAGE \



515X10 010X 10X20
'On SIte'Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


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


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


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


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

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


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


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



Steve Brant's

ROOFING

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

229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tic 10/7


..~ ... ., _, 2026 Marvin Avenue
S all j, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
r C' q 0 License #RC0067081

V 'Phone(850)

S- 25Yearsxperience 229-6859
Sfc 10/7


Fi


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


' GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
<,6 48-5474 FL LICENSE ERQ010992, RA1154218,






*Landsc g ntlDesigns *5d ost
*Sprinkl r 5 tems & Repairs *Well Drilling *aP r
*Pump le Installs *Tractor Work *Plant
*LiceIlHers *Free Estimates


(850) 229-2738


RATES:
Line ads: $3 50 for first 20 words,
$2 00 for each additional week, plus 5(r
(or each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP ,


fo eh aa wlD


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Refurbished chest-of-drawers, 2 end
tables, swivel chair. Bargain prices!
647-9285. 212 Balboa St., St. Joe
Beach. Itp 11/25
Sears ping pong table, $200 value, like
new, $100 OBO. Call 827-1505. 2t,,al/
Used' furniture for sale. Johnny ie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
Yamaha generators. 1.0 kit to 12 kv.
gas & 6.5 kw diesel. Up to $150 rebate
on certain units through 11/30/99.
Financing available. No money dol.n
Marquardt's Marina. Hiy. 98. Mexico
Beach. 850-64 8-900. ric 11/4
YEAR END CLOSEOUTI- Save Thou-
sands on Select Models 25x39 30x42.'
45x68, 50x110 Must Sell Immediate-
ly! Great workshops/garages. Finan-
cing available. Call 1-800-341-7007.
www.steelmasterusa.com 2tp 11/25





Florida's Oldest and Most
Trusted Home Dealer: s
Stawting on the 43rd Year





1023 N. Tyndall Pkwy.
Panama City, FL 32404
Florlda. Certified and Licensed
Contractor!
Approved Government Assisted
Homes.
VA, FHA, SHIP Program, and
Rural Development Homes.
Also, DCA. Zone II and Zone III
Conventional Homes in Stock.




Special Financing Programs
Available. Land Home Packages
Ready to Move. Bay and Gulf Co.
1-800-239-4671
Open M-F 8-7
Sat. 8-6, Sun. 1-6


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The Star-Port St. Joe, FL-Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999


Mobile home sale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, 14' wide, small 'down
payment, great terms. HURRY! 784-
2087. tfc 11/4




Chihuahua and Jack Russell pups,
$250 each. Call 648-5306. tfc 11/4





Black/tan female dog, weighs about 20
lbs. Has a broken tall and mole on her
back. Last seen on Cypress Ave. Call
227-7404 Itc 11/25





Log home, 3600 sq. ft., 2-story. CH&A,
3BR, 2 1/2BA, LR w/fireplace, DR, kit.
w/pantry, Ig. family room. 2-car garage,
screened back. porch on 3 lots,.
appraised at 8155.000. Sale price
$149.000. All in Wewahitchka. Call
639-2511 after 5:00 pm. CT. 6tc 11/25


*REAL STATTREA ES ATE.uUICNOTICE
HIHHI^H^H BHBH^H~m B^^^^^^^^^^^^^HM '*H '*BBBB B^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^The date of first publicat^^^^^^^^^on of this Notice Ia^^^^^^


BUILDINGS FOR SALE
219 Reid Avenue 60' x 90'
(5400 SQ FT)
Williams Street 30' x 85'
(2550 SQ FT)
850-227-1429

3BR/2BA brick home, CH&A, LR, DR,
kit., fireplace w/gas logs, 2-car. garage
on 4 lots, $105,000.
2BR/1BA wood frame house on 2 lots,
$29,900.
2BR/1BA wood frame house. LR, DR,'
kit. on 2 lots, $34,500. .. ; .
3BR/1BA wood frame house on 2 cor-
ner lots, S38.000.
All of the above on 18 lots (3/4 of a large'
city block). S225.000. 6tc 11/25
Northern Special: I BR/ IBA nicely fur-:
nished with washer/dryer. Nice storage
building enclosed in chain link fence.,
Walking distance to the beach. S8,000.
Located, at, 1112, N. 15th St., Lot #5,
Mexico Beach, FL. 850-647-36164tp 11/25
3BR/2BA house w/fireplace and newv
kitchen. 3 blks. from .river in Wewa,'
S69.900. Call 639-5568.' 3tp 11/18"
1986 14x70 Fleetwood mobile home.
3BR/2BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
C/H&A, front & back porches, on 1.5.
acre lot in Wewahitchka, $28,000 OBO..
Call 639-3097. 4Lc 11/41
SAVE BEFORE Y2KI Lots for sale In'
White City. Call 850-643-5381. fc 11/4


House For Sale By Owner. 4BR/2BA. 'Tirade Key Largo house-ocean, canal,
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison 3BR/3BA for San Bias gulf front house..
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 11/4 Call 305-852-5312. tfc 11/4,


For Sale By Owner: 1 1/2 acres of land ...By Owner: 3BR/ 1BA block home
on Palmetto Dr. In Overstreet. Property w/vinyl siding, Juniper Ave., near
islcleared, centipede grass. 1050 gal ,. schools. Family room. extra kitchen.
septic tank. 400' well w/pump & tank., cent. heat/AC. carport. 40' workshop/
,200 amp. power pole. For more Infbr- 'shed 12'x24' utility shed. satellite dish.
matrion call 648-5094. 4tp 1 1/4 auto sprinkler system, fenced back
S, yard. S75.000 Call 229-6070. tIc 11/4
Lots for sale in Port St. Joe. Four 1bt, ,
corner of Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High.'- A nice 3 bdrmn.. 2 ba. double wide,
and dry. no fill needed. Will sell all 6r mobile home on 75x[150 lot In quiet,
split. Call Phil 227-2112 days or 22 ', neighborhood oh St. Joe Beach. asking
8409 nights. tfc 11/4' 55.000. Call 647-3292. lic 11/4
For Sale or Rent: 3BR/2BA mobile
home on 1/2 acre lot located in' New Gulf Front Home
Wewablichka area. Call 850-639-4646. OPEN HOUSE
4tc 11/4 IO4N HOU
near Cape San Bias
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home for' Sun., Nov. 28, 2-5 pm
sale'on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. Ina + bonus room. Federal lood
OV'erstreet. 829,000. Call 229-6961. i'; br/3 ba i bonus room. Federal flood
tfc 11/4 insurance available. Real stucco, metal


For Sale By Owner: 52'x24' 3BR/2BA
doublewsde mobile home on 75'150"
lot. 1 1/2 blocks from gulf in St. Joe'
Beach. Wood decking front & back, new
roof, & 12'x12' storage shed. Excellent
condition. Appraised at S65.000 asking
$62,500. Call 647-311 1 or 647-8980.
,,, tfc, 11/4 ,


roof, Jacuzzi, tile foyers, boardwalk,
open and covered decks, covered park-
ing & entry. MOREII appx 9.5 mi east
of Port St. Joe
$325,000 call 850-562-8438


jor Sale By:. Owner: 14'x70' mobile
home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot,, Gulf-front 'jro6erty with owner financ-
$068,000. Call 229-6961. : tfc 11/4, ing. Call 706-321-8292. 6tp,10/28


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA


IN RE: ESTATE OF
EMELINE BELIN EBERSOLE


PROBATE DIVISION,
FILE NO. 99-6S-CP


Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of EMELINE
BELIN EBERSOLE. deceased. File Number 96-31. Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida. Probate Division, the'address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addreie uf the
personal representative and the perional repres.en
tative's attorneyare set irth tbeluc,
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: .
All persons on whom this nou- e 1i served who have
objecuons that challenge the validi -: of the will. the
quaJuk:auc.ns ol the per rnral represeniauJe. %enue.
or lunr-dicuon of thli, Court are required to file their
objecuon, with this Ccoun %lTHIrN THE LATER OF '
THREE 131 MOfriTHI- AFTCR THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION Or THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(301 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERW.CE OF A
COPY' OF THIS NOTICE ON IHEM.1
All credit oIl the dcedent and other peronln
having claim, or demands 3-Jant decedent's estate
c-n wnom a cropv o thi nouce i. iened r lthm tht'ee
(3) mont after the dale of ie fLrit publication of
this notice mult file their clati., wi th i-li Cuun
WITHIN THE LA1 ER OF THREE 131 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST FLUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF .A COPY Of THiS NOTICE ONr
THEM.
.Ml other credliorc-i the decedent and perorns
having claims or demands agamiin the deccdernt
estate must Ilk their ,claim itih thij Caun W,'THIN
THREE 1 31 iMOrriTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT 80 FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.


The date of first publication of this Notice is
November 22, 1999.
Attorney for.Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (9041 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 6990700
Co-Personal Representatives:'
Jacob C. Belin C. Leonard Belln
1601 Gar-rnicn A.enue 1014 Palm Blvd
?,:.n Si Joe. FL 32456 Fon St J.e FL 32456
2tc. No-.-mrer 25 and December 2. 1999
NorIce OF FILING OF APPLICATION WITH
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
Gulf Coast'Community Bancshares' Inc.,
Wcwahiinr.ka Florida. intends.to apply to the '
Federal Resere Board for approdsal to acquire
i00' t' lthe 1,sued and outstandr.ing stock c'f
WeahliichKa Sti3. Bank. We.annichka. Florida
The Federal Reer-.e considers a number o "fac-
t:.rs, in deciding g whether to approse Lhe applica- ,
Lion including the record of performance o1 the
bank r.e :.-n In helpigI 10 meet local credit
needs.'
Y'.u are Insited to ,ubmit cornments In
,Tltunn on uri .1 ,ppll.-catin to the Federal Resen'e
Bank of Atlantll.. 104 Mirietia Street f1 W .
Atdarta Georgia .3030.3 2713 The cc-mmient peri.
:ao will not ena before Decermber 25 1999 and
mi,' be c-mewnai longer Tne Board .5 procedure;
lor proceaing applicauons mas be lound at 12,
C.F R Part 262 Prucedure.5 ioc prc,:e.ing
prc.tAted applilcat.on ma; I.e fund at 12 C F R
Secuon 262 25 if vou need mre iniormaUon'
about how to submit Comnmuni Reinvestment
Act co.mmenrt contract Ms Joan i'arrol,
Buchanan at 14041 59t'734 5 Other quesuoins on
the application ma\ be directed to Mr David W I
Smith at 4,1Mi 589-7228 The Federal ResereI
will consider eo-ur corrunenti ana any request for'.
a public mecung or formr.l hearing on the appil-
caucr, ii they are received bh the Re6er.e Bank onj
or bel-br the lst date of the comment period d
lic. November 25,. 19y99


TDI I a*nd SERVICES


FOR HIRE
with operator:
Back Hoe Loader Bobcat
Bucket Trick Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12' x 16' Trailer *. Docks Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
i.. 11/4

/SLIPCOVERS
S" BY "
IRENE
40 Yes Experie& (850) 827-2766


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


Michael Heatherly

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

(850) 229.8778


mrn~ur~iau


"MARY KAY@
Margaret Presswood
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 H',y 98. Mexico Beach. FL (850) 648-4896
Housecleaning References Available.
Please Call 229-8036'

Catherine L. Collier,
S^ Independent Sales
S Representative
S211 Allen Memorial Way

AVOn0 (85) 229-6460

BUDGET ELECTRIC
New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
LNo Job Too Small
A'e do .i a i-Well do ai gghi.
850-827-2429
UCENSED & INSURED
UC# ER0015040 rim Maesiri

PRECISION CARPENTRY
REMODELING RENOVATION I REPAIRS
Trim ano finish decks, interior & exterior
painting, sheelrock & ceiling texture.
All types ot carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388

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


I.D BA M


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

PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
N p REPAIR AND REMODELING
hil (850) 229-6460
hil Collier Residential Contractor
fc 10/7 Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067199

S.Hanging Baslels, Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Sa-lo-Tlerant Ornamentals
G rounds Covers, & Much Morel

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-2112

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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


BILLY JOHNSON


229-8829'


Do your holiday shopping the easy
way with AVON serving Tyndall, the
beaches and Port 'St. Joe. Call Susan.
647-3651. tlc 1 1/4

CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant'
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
i 850-2271568
MARY KAY
"America's Best Selling Brand"


M/LARVIN'S
Satellite Service
o031 Georgi A.Avenue Call (850) 647-3171,
Port Si Joe FL 12456 Cell (850) 899 1061
S,,. s


ATTENTION: McMfllian Farms horse
training, boarding,and much'more. Call'
850-639-2999. Hay year round and far-
rier appointments available. 2tc 11/18





6 COLOR CHOICES
2"FOAM INSULATION
ALUMINUM ROOF PANS
STOP LEAKS
12 INCH OVERHANG

639-2942 ANYTIME nomoi
227-5986 Prt St. Jet


Jk .850) 648-2123 .


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


LARRY'S MARINE
Outboard Service & Repair
479 Madison St., Oak Grove (850) 229-8592


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


0oyIe~Bremer, Owner


4P22 SOUTH HIGHWAY 71. (850) 639-3924
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 32465 dcbremer@gtcom.net



PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RRO067101
639-2942OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
+VINYL SIDING + U 30e* SOFFIT AND FACIA
*CARPORTS*+ R *PATIO COVERS+*
*SCREEN ROOMS* *ERNC + *FLORIDA ROOMS*
#*DECKS, "IE PORCHES +
*AWNINGS* +IN *SHUTTERS*
WINDOWS+ W TY* '* GUTTERS+

SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' -- $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X'65'--- $2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995

SCarpet Country

Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
SI owL O ffering ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
L ----1


Smiley's Detailing
Cars-Eloats-Trucks-Etc. Call or Stop By
227-9353


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


TAe S4 rt!


'Tranm,n,.c,n Ser.-ie Owner. David GCinous
-O.I Changes'Er.g..e Oerhauls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin S, Highland View
Pot Si Joe, FL 324156
Phone 1850) 2277514 Mobile (850) 227 5072


w NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
HERSHEL HARRISON


80r Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


RETAIL SIGNS
REAL ESTATE SIGNS
VEHICLES -. BOATS
WINDOW LETTERING
&f MUCH MUCH MORE.


BOE S N
S.,-EI~N


i PORT ST. JOE,-FL.8I5 2 27-7i77.


Jerry This and That

Antiques *. C6llecifdlAes '. Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-4172



S... ze Plumnbug. Glass & Supply, Inc. .;
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING ]
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS '
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGOOS1008, ERO0011618
S520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885 ;


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


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

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Keep Your Investment Looking ,
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Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential ,,
Fully Insured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
"This Month's Specials"
Mobile Homes
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