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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: December 2, 1999
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880
" SIXTY-SECOND YEAR,


The Star On Line at http:lwww.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER


NUMBER 14


G-ET BUSY WRITrNG KIDS
S- SNTh'S

PNCKNG 1 5IS


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connec-tions direct-

e Nor f- V
Pole, is loaf-ed In f-he
vacan't- f ad.jacert- i-o Port S--. Joe's Cit-f Hall for kids t-o
mval wl.sV5fu'le-fe-ers,
'Those lef-tters" wll be seni- fo' San-nfa v-ho vwil personal-
l answer all correspondence which contains a self-
addressed st-arrped envelope. The le -l-ers will f-hen.be
forwarded f-o'The 5--ar for prirf-in9 in our Chrisf-rxas Issue.-
Due t-o a change in our print-h9 s,:hedule, -he deadline
for allng9 San-ta le-f-fers -e' recet'e a reply frorr~ Ihe 3c,'lly
pad 9en-lerown will be 'S00 pm, on Friday. December 17-h.
So 9eif- busy wrif-9ing kds!
hose wishing --o wrfe i-o Sannfa only for pub la-fion
wif-houf- aref-urn.lei-f-er from F-he "bi 9uy" are welcome
1o drop +-her" by The St-ar where a special deposf-cry
wI 6e awaiting 9 -heir arrival The samre deadline wil apply.


Wewa Tiny Mites In
Superbowl Sports on Page 9A
Worship Opportunities
Abound Where? Page 2-3B
Sharks End Gridiron
Season See Page I OA
Doc Whiffield-Road Tops
Paving List
...Photo & Details on Page 3A
Holiday Recipes Page 6A
Host Fashion Show, Sale
Watch for It Monday! Page 8A
Klay Wins at Mule Day -lB
Law Enforcement Activities
County Arrests on Page 7A
W.A.G.E.S. at Work in Gulf
County How? Read Page I B
School Happenings See 4B


Gulf To


Test Its

State of


Readiness

This Is OnA Test!
SThis is only a test On Friday
morning, December 10, at
approximately 9:30 a.m., ET, Gulf
County will conduct a. mock dis-
aster to test Its state of readiness.
The simulated catastrophe
will be in the form of a fire and,
explosion at Port St. Joe High
School. Some 50 students will act
as victims in the exercise'
The undertaking is being
directed by Gulf Pines Hospital in
coordination with the Gulf County
School Board, EMS, Gulf County
Sheriffs Office, Port St. Joe Police
Department, Port St. Joe Fire
Department, Civil Defense,. the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, and
Poison Control.
The hospital will utilize an
emergency room set up inside its
physical therapy department, and
keep its regular ER open to the
public.
Dr. Vincent Ivers, Director of
Erhergency Room Services, will
direct all medical services. All
hospital personnel will remain on
alert. It is expected that Bay
County emergency services offi-
cials will be present along with
members of the media.
The hospital is asking Gulf
(See TEST on Page 3A)


Sant


T4

Boat Parade of 1
*Saturday, December 4, the
. anual. Christmas,4Parade. j Port
St 'Joe. starts at 3:00 p.m. (ET).
line-up at 2:15.
The Christmas parade, spon-'
sored by the Port St. Joe Mer-
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 County Dollars, for first. sec-
ond, and third places, respective-
ly. In the .commercial division,
winners will receive a plaque for
each placing float.
The man that everyone comes
out to see, Santa'Claus, will arrive
via helicopter at 2:30 p.m. across
from city hall. After, his appear-
ance in the parade, he will be vis-
iting girls and boys along 'Reid
Avenue. Also, the Shriners will be
riding the parade route in their


Smurfit Reportedly Says


Mill Will Not Run Again

FCPC Preside4t Harold Wright Surprised by Premature Stater


A. statement attributed to
Board Chairman Michael' W J.'
Smurfit in Pulp & Paper Week
(November 22-26 edition) has
brought insight to what Smurfit-
Stone Container Corporation
(SSCC) wants to do with Florida
Coast Paper Company.
According to reported state-
ments in the paper. Smurfit said
the 500,000 ton per year Florida
Coast Paper Company. L.L.C.
llnerboard mill will not run again,
while speaking at a meeting with
institutional investors in New
York City. ..
The Port St. Joe mill has sat
idle since August of 1998. Florida
Coast Paper Company. filed for
bankruptcy protection in April
and Stone Container, a wholly
owned subsidiary of. Smurfit-
Stone Container Corporation has
filed a plan' with the courts tol
become full owners of the mill.
The pending reorganizational
plan must be approved by the
bankruptcy court before SSCC
can control the destiny of the mill'
though. .


Florida Coast Paper Company
'President Harold Wright said the
group was surprised by the
reported comments.
"We can't make a determina-
tion on the future, outcome of the
Florida Coast Paper Company mill
until the bankruptcy court has
approved the proposal," Wright
said.
'"The disposition of the mill
can't be determined until the
bankruptcy court has. approved
the proposal," Wright said.
Obviously the main concern
for laid off mill workers is that if
SSCC does gain control of the mill
through the bankruptcy proceed-
ings, Chairman Smurfit will be in
position to follow through on his
reported statements.
John Reeves, local paper-
workers union president, said
Tuesday evening, '"Based on what
I've heard, I would like for the
international union attorneys to
take a long, hard look at this
reported statement, and ask the
(See SMURFIT on Page 3A)


a Claus is Coming to


Own Saturday at PSJ

lights New Addition to Celebration


mini-motorcars.
Later in -the afternoonw after
the parade. Christmas tree light-
ing ceremonies will be held down-
town 'as carolers serenade the'
audience. .
Preceding the parade, the'
Kiwanis Club will be selling bar-
bequed chicken dinners begin-
ning at 1 1:00 a.m. St. Joe Beach
Volunteer Fire Department will be
selling chill, as well.
Some stores and shops on
Reid Avenue are having a "shop-
.ping extravaganza" from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday. There
will be prizes and refreshments
for everyone (for more information
see the full-page ad in this edition
of The Sta).1
*A Boat Parade of Lights,
will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday
evening.
The boat parade, featuring
many different types of boats
"decked" out with Christmas


Jimmv Griffin hanas the tree's lights with the greatest of care.


lights, will begin at the county line
,At St. Joe Beach and travel down
,' the bay, ending by Oak Grove.r


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A potentially profitable paper mill? ... not according to Smurfit.


Bobzien Construction Project


Back Before County Commission

Unconventional Design Fails to Meet State & County Building Codes


After nearly a year-long dis-
pute, the Cape San Bias homes of
Mihael and Lisa Bobzien contin-
ue to draw the attention of the
" Gulf County Building Department
and Board of County Commis-
sioners.
The Bobziens had applied for
after-the-fact variances from the
county's Planning, Development,
and Review Board for encroach-
ment across setback lines. The
board recommended denial of the
request, and Michael Bobzien was
present at last Tuesday's county
commission meeting to appeal the
recommendation.
Bobzien's woes began In
January after a neighbor
expressed. a complaint to, the
board that there were problems
,. ,wlth ,th 6 structures.
After an inspection by county
building inspector Michael
Hammond, Bobzien's home was
discovered to have major multiple
building code violations, had
exceeded the bounds of his origi-
nal building permit by approxi-
mately three-fold (permit was for
1,966 square feet-actual struc-
ture is over 6,000 square feet),
and both homes have been con-
structed beyond the setback
.. lines.
During the earlier agreement,
commissioners had decided to
allow Bobzien time to get an engi-
neer to "sign off" on "unconven-'
tional" building practices, correct
code violation problems, obtain a
property survey to clarify setback
line questions, obtain an elevation
certification, and a septic tank.
According to Hammond, the
last two items listed were satisfied
by Bobzlen, but the other items
have not been: and furthermore,
the county has since had the
property surveyed.
He got very little sympathy
from the board while making his
request last week.
"If we're going to let people
build like they want to, then we
don't need codes or inspectors,"
said Board Chairman Billy
Traylor.


"You're gonna have to do
everything you can to compromise
on all issues in order to save your
structure." commented Commis-
sioner Nathan Peters. Jr.
Hammond pointed out that
several of the structural code vio-
lations may be' beyond the scope
of feasibility to repair. He stated
that there were problems with the
foundation and slab, the footing
on the back addition, second floor
.support and barring, and outside
pilings/posts not correct to speci-
fications.
The board eventually unaniT
modisly decided to deny the vari--
ance request, then voted to give
Bobzien until the board's first
meeting in 2000 (January 11th) to
present a plan to. retrofit the
house. If Bobzien fails to meet the
board's requirements, it will begin
to pursue measures to have the
home demolished.
In all likelihood, the matter
will eventually be settled in court,
unless Bobzien makes some
major efforts to resolve the issue.
There are two similar homes
at the Cape location. Thus far,
only, the Lisa Bobzien house has


been brought to question struc-
turally. Some questions remain to
be answered about the building
techniques used to construct the
Michael Bobzien home also, and it
is expected that both homes will
eventually be addressed.
During an interview Tuesday
morning, Hammond said, "If you
follow the rules, the building
department can help prevent a
builder from making' a huge and
expensive mistake."
In Other Matters ...
*Ann Harvey, park manager
at. St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park, told county commissioners
that the Florida. State Parks,
System has been voted as the best
in the nation.
*Agreed to. question the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission about
an upcoming regulation limiting
camping along the Apalachicola
River. The rule is-not scheduled to
go into effect until next year.
*Veterans Service Officer Bo
Williams told the board the veter-
ans' nursing home site Inspection
committee will be touring Gulf
(See BOBZIEN on Page 3A)


Shown above is the Bobzien house currently under scrutiny
due to construction conflicts with state and county policies.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1999.


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A Very Nice



Holiday Gift

At Last, the Centennial Building

Will Be Useable Following Renovation'
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE IT was built, in 1938,[ the
Centennial Building is going to be refurbished with the purpose of
making it usable. Ever since it was built, it has been a pink ele-
pharnt to the city with only limited uses being found for the huge
building, which sits in a prime location. The building has seen only
limited use.since the day it was built. We were not around for the
Centennial Celebration, for which the building was constructed by
the state, but chances are it wasn't put to very good rise back then,
either.
It has been used for high school basketball games in years past;
but not. very much, even for this:,activity. After the war was over in
1946, the new high school was built and along with it was a gym-.
nasium. There wasn't much playing of basketball during the war.
So, the huge old building has sat vacant for weeks at the time.
THE CITY HAS ATTEMPTED TO KEEP the old building in
good repair, with a couple of new roofs,' a heating system, renova-
tion of the stage and curtains, painting the outside a number of
times and putting, in new windows; things they had to do to keep
the building in decent repair for the occasional activities which
would be conducted there..
It wasn't used on a regular basis. It has always just "been there"
when we couldn't find another building which was vacant and large
enough for our planned activity.
Now, the building is,slated for renovation by a committee which
has renovation as its only purpose. The first money has been raised
in the form of a $5,0,000 grant.
'THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH getting the old
building In shape to be used by various groups throughout the city.
It's going to be air conditioned, it's going to be acoustically engi-
neered, and it's going to be refurbished for usel
The committee charged' with bringing about this miracle is
made up of Charlotte Pierce, Greg Jbhnson, George Duren, Ralph
Rish and chairman Ralph Roberson. The entire committee was not
even born when the Centennial Building was erected, but they are
charged with renovating it'arid making it useful for the public. This
is what it was built for in the beginning.
At long last, we'll have a community building the community
will be able to use!
What a nice Christmas present for the city! .



Merry Christmas
CHRISTMAS'WILL COME TO GULF county and will be ush-
ered into the county %with the exercise of two celebrations-one here
in Port St. Joe Saturday, and one in Wewahitchka on the 18th.
The parade in Port St. Joe will feature something different this
year. A parade of floating lights will be featured, following the
parade downtown, with a parade of boats, decorated with strings of
colorful lights, along the shore of the bay.
This will put a new twist on Christmas for our people to enjoy,
Merchants and the Chamber of Commerce are again joining
hands to bring you the epitome of Christmas celebrations this year,
both in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka. Each will be different and
each will be enjoyable.: ,I -
ALONG WITH THIS CELEBRATION, the merchants will be
.offering their Christmas merchandise in a holiday atmosphere. You
can show that.you appreciate their efforts.in: bringing you a little
extra joy by shopping their places of business before you go out of
the county and face the, enormous crowds to do'your' shopping..
Likely, the crowds won't be as huge inside the county at Christmas-
time, allowing for a more leisurely time with yourbrpwsing. Who
knows, you might even enjoy it! .
Things have been tight this year with your merchants as well as
with you. They've felt the economic pinch you have experienced.
But, they have still gone all put to bring you 'an enjoyable Christmas
celebration, anyhow. Why'..iotlet-them know you appreciate it with
,your shopping presence this Christmas season?
The precedingleditorials are written by t esley R. Radnsey, Editor Emeri'tus.


It's "funny" how you view age
as a child. Every grown-up, or
semi-grown-up, looked -old to me.
You take Miss Brooks for instance,
she could have been thirty or sixty.
I didn't know-and I didn't really
care. Please understand, I meant
no disrespect. She was just "pretty
old" the first time I ever laid eyes
on her.


Wei moved into the house
"down at the end of the road" on
August 12. 1950. I don't remember
moving in. I was barely three at the
Lime. It was the only house ol my
childhood memories.
I.do remember the gravel road
out front. I remember the woods as
far as you could see out back. And
I remember the only other house
"out our way" which was back
toward town a mite on the other
side of the road from us.
Ift those early years Mr. and
Mrs. Brooks were our only neigh-
bors.
They had three children, but
they were gone before I got big


enough to talk to them 'Course. If
you sit any length of time over
there Miss Brooks would tell you
about William. Anita. and her little
Bobby. I listened politely and I
held my tongue. but back in those
days I didn't count 'em as real
unless they could come out and
play. ..
Mr. 'Brooks cut our hair. And
he paid us to help pick his cotton.
He. didn't say much. He was,
always busy with the farm.
Miss Brooks did the talking for
both of them. And she could, and
did, work us all under the ground.
She'd put that bonnet on and go to
the field arid hoe or weed or pick


just like a man! I never told any-
body. but growing up I was con-
stantly amazed at how she could
work! She actually seemed to
thrive on it!
When me and David Mark and
Leon would go down there on hair
cutting' night she'd pull up a chair
right beside us and stitch on
something while Mr. Brooks
trimmed away. She'd want to know,
how school was going. How thie
crops were coming. Were any of us,
feeling puny? She mostly woul
ask about Mother. She especially
thought high of her. .And she wor-
ried that, Mom was doing ,t,og
much, "wearing herself out." .,;
Can you imagine that The
busiest, .workingest lady I'd ever
seen was afraid someone might be
working too much
Miss Brooks was a wonder:.
.She wasn't much of a house
keeper though. She had lots of ffur-
niture kinda crowded close .togeth-
er. I think she was much more
interested in outside work and
people than she was in h having
every doily and throw rug in place.
She talked a lot about neigh-
bors, and .being neighborly. ..
always' reckoned she meant:.us
because for a long time we were
"all she had" out our-way.
.My fathier'called Mr. Brooks,
"Bob." He always addressed Miss
Brooks as "Miss Brooks." I'm
.not sure I understood why-but it
seemed the natural and right way
to do it.
When id walk by on my way to
school; she'd often be out on the
front porch dusting or cleaning' oe
wiping (Miss Brooks didn't. :do
much sitting) and she'd, call oiAt a
greeting-and theri admonish me
to do my best!
Miss Brooks could mind your
business for you .... in a pleasant
sort of way. '
I remember when they paved
the road. Iwas-down at her house
as some of the heavy machines
rolled, by. "What do you think
about our new road Miss Brooks?"
"I guess,.t's'progress."
I coLila'cn( tellrishe was "for it'
or "against it." She could be a
character when she was a mind to.
'he watched over the growth
of our neighborhood with matriar-
chal pride. She "took in" each dew
family as they arrived. And I bet it
wasn't a/day or two before she
introduced them to her cellar
where she kept her homemade
jams' and preserves. I felt more
than a twinge of jealousy. She was
sharing "our" goodies!
I, :Idon't remember a day of Jife
without Miss Brooks. I would 'g
'home f-om college for a break and
see her out in the back yard, bon-
net in place, planting some flow-
ers, hoeing in the garden or clear-
'ing a fence row-and I felt secure.
All was right with the world! -
The whole town seemed to
move our way since .1 left. The new
elementary school sits on what
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Whatever Happened to All the Chicken and Rice Cookers?

FRENCHIE GAVE ME the \ black pepper in the pot, to begin,. McFarland. took their places,.bu'twe can tes-
idea for this week's column. She I\vS' his recipe. The other-pooks were The Masons invited 'me t6 tify to the fact that they surely
didn't mean to, but she did. .f | generous with the pepper, also, coneme and make pictures of their have not been 'active in recent
The other night, I sat, down to. EN. but riot so generous as 'Buck". new 6fflcers, and fed me chicken years.
and rice rnie i ws triere -uv ase -o~uo


a supper of chicken and rice. Not
the fattening kind. but it was still
chicken and rice. It was made
from the white meat of the chick- *
en, solely. .. .. ,
No fat, no giblets, no dark
meat. Just white meat and white
rice. Sort of bland eating'. but it .
was good and I, ate it all .
But that meal of no fat chick-",
en and rice turned alight bulb.on
in my head. It gave ime an idea for
a column and started me to
thinking, in addition.
Chicken arid rice used to be
as common'as fried mullet, when
it came to feeding the multitudes'.
If one had a gang to feed, just
.cook up a pot of chicken and rice
called "pileau". A little chick-
en fat would flavor up a huge pot
'of rice and feed a gaggle of folks.'

WHATEVER HAPPENED to


all of our chicken and rice. 'cooks?
Most. of them are dead, I know,
but wasn't anybody paying atten-
tiorn when the "'masters"' were'
cooking? .. ,
There were police chief
"Buck" Griffin, Everette
McFarland, George Cooper, and
Henry James Chason, among
others, who would preside over a
pot of chicken and rice at any-
body's invitation to do so.
-I realize all df these men are'
dead, now, but I realize, also,
that,. these four -menr. 'kept the'
gatherings fed with their culinary
arts, especially their chicken and
rice arts.


All four. men. cooked their
offerings in an old iron wash pot
over a wood 'ire. It could be that
the iron pots disappeared, rather
,,.than the pooks. I don't know why
the iron pots were so good for
this particular dish, .except that
maybe the old pots were used for
,boiling clothes in' a "mixture of
water and home-made lye soap.
It could be the flavor of the soap
seeping out of the iron pores' of
'the 'wash pots flavored the chick-
en and rice.

I REMEMBER "BUCK"
Griffin started his concoction by
tossing a full pound of ground


Henry James and George'
Cooper put in an extra helping of
giblets to flavor up their brew. I.
liked that!
Everette was. famous for his,
chicken necks and Wings, added
to his dish.
All were well known for their
ability to '"rattle, the pots"." They
would even fry a'mullet or two on.
occasion. My uncle, Ed Ramsey,
:would join in this endeavor. ...
We could mention, a' half
dozen or so chicken barbecuers
who have served the meetings
well, but their, number hasn't
'faded out and disappeared like
the' chicken .and rice cookers
.haire.

I REMEMBER THE last bowl
full or two of chicken and rice I
ever ate was at a Masonic Lodge
cook-out, prepared by Everette


and rinee while i was there.
I have eateni chicken and' -ice
-'with the Long Avenue Baptist
men in George Cooper's back
yard on several occasions, and
remember it well; "
"Buck" Griffin and Henry
James cooked up the dish at any
old excuse' and I was present sev-
'eral times.
Heni-ry James would stand
around, talking, ..while his spe-
eialty was bubbling away. He
would stand right beside that
cook pot and catch more fish! I'm
amazed that there are still any
fish left in the river.
Chicken and rice served
other purposes other than, feed-
.ing a bunch: of hungry mehn!

HAVE YOU MISSED these
cooks, too?
Surely there is someone who


we have a. nheru of:guuu cuuOS
around here, who can' cook about
anything : except chicken and
rice. THE dish these days seems
to be barbecued chicken. We
have .four or five "experts" around
who can grill up a mess at t.he
drop 'of a hat. Two of,tthem.-A4
Ray, and .Bennie Roberts- 4e
going to barbecue chicken for the
entire city for the Kiwanis Club, to
sell at our Christmas celebration,
But, no chicken and rice!
Even the mullet fryers have
faded into the woodworks since
the net limitation law went into
effect.
With the disappearance of,all
these cooks, it's getting increas-
ingly difficult to come up with a
dish to feed a gaggle of people.
We're going to have to resurr'ebt
our chicken and rice cookers it
looks like. They knew how to do


-THE STAR-
.USPHS 51 8.80
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc. ,
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL

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CONSTITUTION Wesley R. Ramsey .............. Editor Emeritus
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St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
December 3 6:03 a.m. L 0.3 8:19 p.m. H 1.0
December 4 6:07 a.m. L 0.1, 8:31 p.m..H 1.2
December 5 6:34 a.m. L -0.1 8:52 p.m. H 1.3
December 6 7:06 a.m. L -0.2 9:18 p.m. H 1.4
December 7 7:40 a.m. L -0.3 9:48 p.m. H 1.4
December 8 8:15 a.m. L -0.3 10:20 p.m. H 1.4
December 9' 8:52 a.m. L -0.3 10:53 p.m. H 1.4,
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S Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert



i iOur Miss Brooks





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Doc Whitfield Road



Tops County Paving List


$1.3 to $1.5 Million Road Paving
During a special workshop/ This was done after much
special meeting Monday after- concern was voiced about the
noon, county commissioners turnover rate of secretaries in
worked toward finalizing approxi- that office. The board refused to
mately $1.3 to $1,5 million in accept ,Emergency Management
road paving work being planned. Director Larry Wells' recommen-
C. W. Roberts Contracting, dation to fill that position, by a 3-
rnc. was the low bidder for the 2 vote (Commissioners Peters and
paving contract a few weeks ago, John Stanley opposed) before
but the board has since decided deciding to hold interviews with
to expand the contract to include
several other roads in need of B z
resurfacing and repair.
SThe Doc Whitfield Road (route Bobzien
to Howard Creek) is the big ticket
road on the list. The board is County in December to visit the
looking at resurfacing the road proposed site. Gulf has made
and widening it by one foot on application to be considered for
each lane (18.5 feet total width the new facility.
currently to 20.5 feet). The road
Would be 'resurfaced from *Agreed to purchase. two
Highway 71 eastward to .the Gulf 'dump trucks at a cost of $81,500
Forestry Camp prison. via a piggyback purchase with a,
Many roads throughout the Jackson County bid.
county will be resurfaced during *Denied a request by
the project, including some repair Commissioner John Stanley to
work -badly needed along the
industrial, Road cut-off between
.Highways 71 and 98. ,.
The board expects to have the
final paving list verified within the
next few weeks.
Other Items Discussed & i e
*Thel Board of Co6unty
Commissioners agreed to go out
for bids to complete the county's
administrative building under
construction adjacent to the
courthouse complex. A $300,000 .
grant will pay.for the bulk of the "
final phase of the project. .
*Decided 'by a 4-1 vote .
(Commissioner Nathan Peters A
opposed) to interview the top :
three candidates for ,.an
Emergency Management secretar- .
ial. position, then follow, with a
recommendation.

Test
(From Page 1)
Countians to avoid driving in or
around the area surrounding the
high school and the medical facil-
ity.


Project Planned
the top candidates.
*Named Bobby Knee interim
Gulf County Road Department
Superintendent. Bob Lester is
retiring after more than 39 years
of service to the county.
Lester's retirement will be
,effective February 11, 2000, but
will take accrued leave time until
that date.


From Page 1
use the same wording that was
used on a 1992 county-wide refer-
endum for a new question con-
cerning the county's stance on
county-wide versus single- mem-
ber district voting.
Stanley's motion eventually
died for lack of a second and the


board tooK no aci
with bringing th
before voters.


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John T Simpson Scout Hut Gets Help
Attorneys at Rish, Gibson & Scholz, P.A. and their families contributed a $2,000 check to the
John T. Simpson Scout Building project early this week. From left, in the photo above, are
Rotarian representative' Jimmy McNeill, Tom Gibson, and Russ Scholz look on as Billy Joe Rish
puts the final signature on the check. The Rotary Club hopes. to build the $85,000 building for
approximately $65,000 with a little help from their friends.


tion to proceed
e issue back Gulf County Sr. Citizens

n Need Your Help With Items


The senior citizens in Gulf
County have many needs, big and
.small. The staff at the Gulf
.County Senior Citizens Associa-
Ltion, which serves all of Gulf
County, needs the public's help.
Anyone who wishes to help
,the senior citizens is asked to:
drop the requested items) off in
Port St. Joe in the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens and Community
Center or call 229-8466 to make
arrangements for a pick-up.
Please help the staff meet the
many needs :of the elderly men
and women in Gulf County.
The following items are cur-
rently needed by senior citizens in
the county:
bath rail
*large diapers
good electric blankets and
regular blankets


-) DRA Meeting


Commissioners review administrative building floor plans.


Downtown Redevelopment
Agency will meet on Tuesday,.
December 14, at 6:15 p.m.
"upstairs at City Hall, In Port St.
Joe. '


*speaker control phone
*shower chairs I J.,
*dining roomtable and chairs
Census Jobs.
The United States Census
Bureau is now hiring temporary
workers for Census 2000.
The pay for these jobs 'is
$8.50 per hour and $.31 per mile.
All application and testing will be
done at the following locations:
*Gulf/Franklin Center,
Building E-101,. 10 a.m. Friday
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th,
and January 7th, 14th, 21st, and
28th.,
*Gulf County Courthouse-
County Commissioners Room-
6:00 p.m., December 9th and
16th; and January 13th, 20th?
and 27th.
*Oldf Courthouse-Wewa-
hitchka. second floor, Tuesdays
10:00 a.m., December 7th and
14th, and January 4th. 1 lth,
18th. and, 25th.
For more information you
may call 229-6201 or 1-888-325-
7733.


Golf Savings!'
The Golf Privilege Card 2000
is here and on sale for $20 each or
buy three for $60 and get the
fourth card free!
With the American Lung
Association of Florida's Golf
Privilege Card, you will receive
free -or reduced greens fees at
more than 600 courses in Florida,
Alabama, Georgia, and Mississip-
pi. and 31 of those courses are
right here in Northwest Florida.
Purchase of the, golf card&
helps support programs from
smoking cessation to asthma edu-
cation, so everyone breathes a lit-
tle easier when you save. Call
'478-5864, or 1-800-LUNG USA
for more information.

Large camellia, cold tolerant citrus. satsuma,
orange. kumquat, lemon, grapelrui, etc.
COME SEE OUR CITRUS TREES LOADED
WITH FRUIT
FRESH CITRUS FRUIT AVAILABLE
.Peach, Pear, Plum. Apple & Japanese
Persimmon.
Good Selection of flowering shrubs & -alt
tolerant landscape plants
Fresh pine straw $2.99 a bale

Kinad 63-57


Dr. Vincent Ivers
SSusan McHugh,' Marketing
Directori- for the hospital, will' act
.as, the public information officer
for the mock disaster. For addi-
tional information call 227-1121,
etension 109. .


Kesley

(From Page 2)
was once the Brooks' back forty.*
And the years finally took Mr.
Brooks and, I suspect, slowed Miss
Brooks maybe Just a little .
'Course, tle years couldn't
touch her appearance. She was
somehow immune to that. She
looked the sarrme to' this fifty year
old man as she did to the little
three year old that Would steal
down .there from time to time just
to: ask, "What ya' doing, Miss
Brooks?"
You talk about timeless!
..Maybe that's why I was so
unprepared when Mother called,
"Kesley, Miss Brooks passed
away.
I paused a long while. I guess
I'.q big enough that I should
understand. Remember, she was
old when I met her.
But that didn't help my loss.
How many people have showed
you a real Civil War gun? Or their
mother's false teeth? Or gently
pulled a cotton sticker out from
under your fingernail?
S) "How old was she?"
"Son, she was just a few weeks
shy of ninety-nine."
"What was her first name?"
"Jamie."
.Jamie. I wouldn't have
thought that. But I'm glad I know.
Respectfully,
"Colbert"


Smurfit
bankruptcy court to disallow their "The
(SSCC) plan." willing t
this a pi
Reeves said there were any have af
number of respectable companies who,., if
that have expressed a desire to could sl
own the mill, and hoped the judge make mi
would look at some of the other Reeves s
alternatives, based on Smurfit's Hea
statements. January
The unions had requested Bankrur
that the international union consider
attorneys ask for a meeting with Stone C<
Smurfit-Stone 'Container Cor- finial dis
portion to work toward mutual cy plan
endeavors to reopen and operate.'- District
the mill. Judge P


From Page 1
unions are more than
to do their part to make
profitable operation we
first class group of men
given the opportunity,
how Mr. Smurfit how to
money with the paper mill."
said.
rings are scheduled for
y 5th in Federal
ptcy Court in Delaware to
r the plan proposed by
container Corporation. The
position of the bankrupt-
will. be determined by
of Delaware Bankruptcy
eter J. Walsh.


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Purchase a
"Gulf County Dollars



GIFT CERTIFICATE


These gift certificates may be
purchased in several denominations,
and are being honored by over
forty businesses in Gulf County.


Available year-round at
Wewahitchka State Bank
.-. sponsored by the
Port St. Joe Merchants Association


Wewahitchka State Bank

would: like to extend to you an invitation
to attend one of our upcoming


Millennium Celebrations


& Open Houses
which we hav, planned for ,

November 29th & 30th at our
Wewahitchka office
8:00 4:00 CST.Nov. 29 8:00 8;00 CST Nov. 30

Dec. 6th & 7th at our Port St. Joe Branch
9:00 5:00 EST Dec. 6 9:00 8:00 EST Dec. 7


We have planned these events as a time for celebration of the
upcoming holidays and the new millennium; while at the same time,
our staff will be available to answer any questions that you
might have concerning our computer operations, or any further -
Y2K questions or concerns that you might have. We will also
have employees available to assist customers with the use of
our 24-hour on-call system and our ATM machine.
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Kids! Santa
Come by ill be here to
.tsoerO n o 1 i visitwit{h
rets er M O L i With the
G as Door Prizes, *rFoodk dd

SDrawings Gifts
... ...... < Memb er ,
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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA THE BEACHES
229-8226 639-2222 647-3337
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THE STAR. PORT-ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1999


Catholic Charities to


Sponsor An Angel Tree


Je Jfu'e to- 6ech 'Jf~tA1 ?7AO tfttw-
Ogio't-e &(oa4,g/oml--0-6, ettlffedi~
tA~udueiwai'y, oJ/, ecia/ OccU6'/ont Ved&


The Port St. Joe office of
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 located 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 qf


Columbus council will be putting
on a variety show to provide the
toys and presents for the angel
tree and collecting donations to
buy toys and presents.
Since it opened its door in
March of this year, Catholic
Charities has provided more than
$52,000 in monetary assistance
for rent, utilities, and food assis-
tance to local residents, including
unemployed mill workers.
For more information, please
contact Sue Newton at 229-8637
on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to
12:45 p.m.


uennls a~aniey ay--Jessica Kenee carpenter

Couple to Wed Friday


Jessica Renee Carpenter,
daughter of Reverend and Mrs.
Gus Cecil Carpenter, Jr. of Port
St. Joe, and -Dennis Stanley Gay,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Felton R. Gay
(John) of Apalachicola, are proud
to announce their engagement
and forthcoming marriage.
The wedding will take place at
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Apalachicola, located


Callie J., Cox
Callie Turns 2!
Callie Cox celebrated her sec-
ond birthday with her parents,
Kevin and Dion Cox, in Virginia
Beach.
Maternal grandparents are
Jim and Jo Golson of
Wewahitchka and her paternal-
grandparents are Donnie and
Debbie ,Cox of Apalachicola.
Callie's aunts are Neva Butler of
Apalachicola and Dana Golson of
St. Joe Beach.


on Brownsville Road in Apalach-
icola,, on Friday, December 3, at
7:00 p.m. No local invitations are
being sent. All friends and family
are invited to attend.
Engagement
Harry and Tracey Rucks of
Locust Fork, Alabama have
announced the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter .to Bryan S. Simon, son
of Toni Renee' Rocha of Tulsa,
Oklahoma and John E. Reeves of
Port St. Joe.
The .bride-elect attends the
University of Alabama at
Birmingham. She is employed
with Pediatrics East, Children's
Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.
She is the granddaughter of
Phillip and Peggy Whitt and
Richard Teruko Rucks of Locust
Fork, Alabama.
, Her fianed graduated from
Port St. Joe High School' and cur-
rently attends Gulf "Coast
Community College. He is
employed as a correctional officer
at Gulf County Correctional
Institute ini Wewahitchka and as a
part-time police officer with the
Mexico Beach Police Department.
He is the grandson of Elsie Simon
and the late Bob Simon, Bob and
Sue Phillips of Port St. Joe, and
Robert Reeves of Niceville.
A December 18 wedding is
planned for 1:00 p.m. at the St.
Francis Zavier Church in
Birmingham, Alabama. A recep-
tion will follow in the parish hall,
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.

Historical Society
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet on December 4th
at 3:00. The meeting will take
place at the Gulf County Library,
in Port St. Joe. All members are
urged to attend.


Charles M. and Rollanda R.
Cothran, of Pensacola, would like
to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Heather M.
Cothran, to Jeffrey L. Newberry,
son of Ginny Newberry and the
late Lang Newberry of Port St.
Joe.
Heather is pursuing her B.A.
in music education from the
University of West Florida in

NSDAR Hosted
Luncheon, Guest
Colonel E. P. Lasche (U.S.
Army, Retired) was the guest
speaker at the St. Joseph. Bay
Chapter, NSDAR luncheon on
Wednesday, November 17th. Col.
Lasche gave an informative pro-
gram regarding NATO-its forma-
tion, purpose, duties, and
progress over the years.
After the program, Regent
Betty Ann Gaskin Owens presided
over the business meeting held at
the Senior Citizens Center, locat-
ed on Library Drive in Port St.
Joe.
SThe luncheon, prior to the
program and business meeting,
was catered by Robin and Trudie
Downs.


Pensacola. Jeff will be receiving
his Master's degree in English.
from the University of West
Florida in the Spring of 2000..
Their wedding is planned for
Saturday, July 1, 2000 at
McIlwain Presbyterian Church in
Pensacola.

Beach AARP
Christmas Party
The Mexico Beach AARP will
be having its Christmas party on
Saturday, December 17, at 5:30
p.m. at Top of the Gulf restaurant
located on Highway 98 in.Mexico
Beach. The cost of the dinner will
be $7.95. You may call Elizabeth
Hammond at 647-2591 to make
reservations. Deadline for reserva-
tions is December 3.

Apalachicola Area
Historical Society
The Apalachicola Area
Historical Society will meet on
Thursday, December 9, at 7:30
p.m. in the Raney Museum
Carriage House. Col. Greer will
present a researched study on the
historical, origins of the Korean
War. Refreshments will be .served.
The public is invited.'


(Open luesbau tlrongl4 $uturhag,.10 to 5
Come to the little store across the bridge for big
savings. Everything from lighthouses to toys. If we-
don't have it we'll try to. get it.
:. Dolls Trucks New
S. Yo- Yo's Shells *
.. .,: Christmas T-Shirts
Sl// l in stock PSJ
T-shirts
j- '-"l 25% off


*Anb fue'll be looking for uou!



Interiors TEtcetera,
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054

Large Selection of Wedding

and Other Gifts

Bridal Re istry Paintings *

Clothes Furniture & Accessories

Home Decorations

Beanie Babies and Much More!


to be givern awoa Saturday Fisher Price
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306 Reid lAvenue 'Port St. Joe 229-9277


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2278 W. Hwy. 98 in Highland View
(850) 229-6687


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HOURS: Tues. Sat., 10:00 6:00
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Celebrate the Holiday Season With These Delicious Seafood Dishes


Peppered Shrimp Cheese
Cake Spread
1 cup dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons. butter, melted
2 8 oz. packages soft cream
cheese
1 16-ounce container sour
cream, divided
2 3-ounce packages goat or feta
cheese
3. large Florida eggs
3 tablespoons minced fresh
oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried,
ground)
2 tablespoons minced fresh
thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried
leaves)
1/2 cup chopped Florida red bell
pepper.
1-pound Florida shrimp, cooked,
peeled and deveined
Combine bread crumbs and
butter and press into bottoms of
four (4-inch) spring form pans.
Beat cream cheese, one cup sour
cream and goat cheese until
smooth. Blend eggs in one at a
time. .
Stir in oregano, thyme and
peppers, pour mixture into pans.
Bake at 325F for 30 minutes.
Cool, then cover and chill. When
ready to serve chop all 'but 12
shrimp.
Mix -chopped shrimp with
remaining sour, cream and top


cakes; remove from pans, garnish
with remaining shrimp. Serve
with cut vegetables and hard
bread or crackers. Yield: 15-18
appetizers.
Start your holiday dinner off
with a refreshing salad that is
sure to have everyone talking. The
unique combination of scallops
. and portobello mushrooms is a
special gift on each guest's salad
'plate.
Santa's Portobello Mushroom
Scallop Salad
2 pounds Florida Calico Scallops
1 pound portobello .mushrooms,
sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded arugula
1 head romaine lettuce
Arrange scallops and mush-
rooms on broiler pan; sprinkle
with allspice, .coriander, marjo-
ram' and salt. Broil in preheated
oven for five to six minutes, or
until scallops are opaque.
Remove scallops and mush-
rooms from oven, drain, transfer
to cool platter and chill for 30
minutes. Arrange arugula and
romaine leaves on six chilled
salad plates, add .scallops and
mushrooms. Yield six servings.
While th6 weather's nippy,


nothing will fill you with the holi-
day spirit more .quickly than a
warm bowl of gumbo. Here is a
delicious way to take the, chill off
a winter day.
Fancy Florida Seafood Gumbo
12 ounces Florida oysters,
drained
8 ounces Florida blue crab claw
meat -
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped Florida celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon anise seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
1 10 ounce package frozen okra
2 -20 ounce cans diced toma-
toes
Remove remaining shell or
cartilage from oysters and crab
and set aside. Cook onion, celery
and garlic in batter until tender.
Add anise, .salt, sugar, peppers,
okra and tomatoes.
Cover and simmer for 15 min-
utes. Add oysters and simmer and
additional 15 minutes. Add crab
and heat thoroughly. Serve over
rice. Yield: 8-10 servings.
If holiday feasting finds you
with too many guests and too lit-
tle time, try a one-dish dinner
with this broiled mullet casserole-
a memorable entree that will get
and encore.


Broiled Mullet Christmas
Casserole
Alternatives: mackerel or catfish
2 pounds mullet fillets, approxi-
mately 1/2 inch thick ,
2 tablespoons Florida orange
juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 3-ounce can tomato paste
2 10-ounce packages frozen d
broccoli, thawed and drained'
1 tablespoon grated onion
2 teaspoons ground oregano
1 cup grated cheese
Place fillets in glass casserole
dish. Combine orange juice, soy
sauce, onion, oregano, and pep-
per and pour over fillets. Broil for
five minutes; remove from oven.
Drain and reserve liquid. '
Combine reserved. liquid.
tomato paste and add enough
water to make 10 ounces; sot
aside. Cover top offish with broc-
coli then tomato sauce; top with
cheese; Return casserole to oven
and bake at 350F for five min-
utes or until mixture Is bubbling.,
Remove from oven and let, set for
10 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
All set for' a holiday dinner.
The' table looks as festive as cai,
be with all the traditional
favorites-but this year add a lit-
tle something special to your
spread. This stuffed flounder will;
not only be the topic of conversa-
tion but will tantalize those hol0-
day tastebuds., .,
Flounder with Florida Blue
Crab Stuffing .
1 4 pound Florida flounder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Remove scales, head and vid-
cera from flounder. Rinse then cut .;
flounder, using a sharp knife. ,
Lengthwise down the middle of its
dark side.* (The cut should be as


S.W.A.T. Turkey
Giveaway
Gulf County. Students Work-
ing Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) are
having a turkey giveaway. One
dollar donations will be accepted,
Sand proceeds will go toward the
"S.W.A.T, Bucks" program. I
Students will have a booth set
up during the Christmas parade
this Saturday, December 4th.
They will also be accepting dona-,
tions throughout the community.
The drawing will. be held on
Wednesday, December 15th.

Gulf County Beef
Producers Help ID
* "Best of Beef"


As they leave work each day,
most. Americans don't know what
will fill their dinner plates that
evening. If you count yourself
among them, you could take the
advice of Gloria Bradley of
Naperville, Illinois, the winner of
the 1999 National Beef Cook-Off.
,She's found that new fully-
cooked, heat-and-serve beef prod-
ucts can be used to create a deli-
cious meal that can be easily pre-
pared and on the' table in min-
utes. ,:
Research conducted by
Restaurants and Institutions mag-
azine shows that 70 -percent of
consumers say they decide what
to eat for dinner after 4:30 p.m. of
that same day.'
Through programs like the
National Beef Cook-Off, Gulf
County beef producers are prp-
moting new convenient beef prod-
ucts and' encouraging new and
.innovative uses for old favorites
like ground beef.
Their investment of $1 on
each beef animal they sell is help-
ing consumers find easy answers
to the last minute question,
"What's for dinner?"


deep as the backbone will allow).
Tilt knflfe sideways and .cut
horizontally along each side of the
backbone to make two pockets.
Place fish on an oiled baking pan
and loosely fill both pockets with
blue crab stuffing. ....
Brush flounder with oil, mak-
ing sure the fins are well coated. .
Bake at 350F. for 30 to 40 min-
utes or until thefish flakes easily.
Yield 6 servings.
*A flounder has one dark side and
one light side and the backbone goes
down the middle of the flat side.
Florida Blue Crab Stuffing
1 pound Florida blue crab meat
1/2 cup chopped Florida onion
1/3 cup Florida celery
1/3 chopped Florida green pep-
per
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup butter
2 cups soft bread crumbs

Down Home Host
Christmas Wednesday
The Gulf' County Extension,
Service will be hosting a "Down
Home Christmas" Wednesday,
December 8, from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00, p.m., CT, at the old
courthouse (court room) in
Wewahitchka. Attend and get
great Ideas, for gifts from the
kitchen, passing on family tradi-
tions, and other holiday tips and,
ideas. Refreshments will be
served.


3 Florida eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon chopped Florida
parsley
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Remove pieces of shell or car-
tilage from crab meat. Cook'-
onion, celery, green pepper, and"
garlic in butter until tender, but'-
not brown. Add remaining ingre-
dients; mix well. Yield: Stuffing for
six 3/4-pound flounder or one 4-
pound flounder.



Paul's BBQ

Will Be Closed

Friday, December 3rd
and Saturday, /
December 4th ,

Happy
Holidays

Paul and Linda
Gant owners

227-1473 or 227-9311


Oysters
SShrimp Crabs
Groceries Fish Sandwiches


INDASS
* "i A-. '


* Great Hamburgers
.* Beer & Wine


'- Colombo Yogurt

227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
NEW FALL HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday


Will be close

SDecember 6th -



Come Celebrate the
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SUNDAY DINNER

December 5th Enjoy Our Delicious


Yankee Pot

Roast
with Coffee and Dessert


95


REGULAR MENU ALSO AVAILABLE


FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT

Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950


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Lou are cordially invited to attend the 4th Annual


L9Y0 JfWeal ?I ve Q9a&
Nine o'clock, December thirty-first until one o'clock (ET) January first
1600 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe

Featuring the Fantastic Live Dance Band "Now and Then"
Playing Hits from the 30's to 90's, Heatvl Hors D'oeuvres
. "prepared by League members, Silent Auction,
On-Site Photographer, New Year's Party Favors,
Complimentary Champagne, and Cash Bar.
.


/[. $Black Tie attire is optional.

$ 350 Per person

Call 227-111 for tickets.
E Sponsored by the Junior Service

> League of Port St. Joe. All proceeds
| will be returned to the community.


WINTER HOURS:

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Open Wed. & Thurs. 11:00 9:00

Fri., Sat., & Sun. 7a.m. 9 p.m.


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Youth Drill Team Being Formed


Sheriff's Beat
A LITTLE Too MUCH PRIDE
On, Monday, November 22,
Shawn Anderson was arrested by
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
Sergeant D. W. Forehand and
Investigator Ricky Tolbert for vio-
lation of parole warrants from
Georgia.
Apparently, Anderson was
proud of the fact. that he was
wanted in Georgia and bragged
about it to several citizens in the
Wewahitchka area. They, in turn.
call the Sheriffs Office which
found Anderson and confirmed
that he was wanted and brought
him to the Gulf County Jail.
Anderson, 22, of Kennesaw,
Georgia, was wanted on several
drug charges and is awaiting offi-
cials from Georgia to come and
pick him up.
"LOADED" FOR TROUBLE
SAlso on the 22nd, Sergeant
Burt Lanier was dispatched to a
local bar in reference to a man
with a gun who was reportedly
'threatening patrons of the estab-
lishment. ,.
m, When Sgt. Lanier arrived, the
man had already left; however,
while the officer was gathering
information regarding the inci-
dent, the suspect drove past the
bar.
s He pursued and stopped the
stispect vehicle and arrested its
driver, James: Williams, of
Wewahitchka, for aggravated
assault with a firearm. A loaded
.'22 caliber rifle was found on the
seat of the truck.
Williams, 35, was taken to the
Gulf County Jail and was released
the next morning on a conditional
release. ,
SENTENCING HANDED OUT
Finally, in court action on
Monday of last week, Willie Joe

AARP Chapter #3425
Christmas Meeting
AARP Chapter #3425's
Christmas meeting will be held on
Wednesday, December. 8th, at
12:30 p.m. in the Stiles Brown
Senior and Community Center on
Library Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The chapter will be pro0'ding
cold sliced turkey and ham; mem-
bers are asked to please bring
accompanying dishes, vegetables.
desserts etc.
A white elephant gift
exchange will also be n held-
S search out these items .to con-
tribute and bring them along.
There will also be carol. singing.-
The -new chapter officers will be
sworn in at this this time, so please.
make every effort to attend. ,

Heartfelt Thanks
Our heartfelt thanks to all our
friends and neighbors for your
many acts of kindness during
Clyde's recent hospitalization.
The visits, cards, flowers,
phone calls, food, and most of all
your prayers., are deeply appreciat-
ed.
God bless you all.
Tibby and Clyde Whitehead'
and family


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Walker, was found guilty of pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia by a jury.
He was also found not guilty
of driving under the influence.
Gulf County Judge Robert
Moore sentenced Walker to six
months of probation, a $603 fine,
50 community hours, and 10
days in the Gulf County Jail.
Too TIPSY TRAVELER
Wednesday, November 24th,
Deputy Chris Buchanan was dis-
patched to a convenience store on
St. Joe Beach concerning a report
of a-man who was allegedly caus-
ing a disturbance.
When the deputy arrived, he
found John Lane on the ground
behind the store. Witnesses at the
store stated Lane was cursing and
screaming at customers at the
store. He was arrested for disor-
derly intoxication and brought to
the Gulf County Jail.
"TRAILED" DowN THE SUSPECTS
On Tuesday, November 23rd,
Deputy .Jimmy Williams took a
report of a theft of a 45 foot trail-
er which was full of pine straw. It
was reportedly taken from the.
Wewahitchka area ', '
Lieutenant Tom Godwin and
'Deputy Williams developed two
suspects In regard to the incident
and a description of a truck they
might be driving, and a BOLO was
broadcast detailing the truck and
trailer description. '."
Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper Skip Boer observed a
truck matching the description
and stopped it on Highway 20,
near Highway 231. Inv. Godwin
went to the scene and spoke with
the driver and passenger who
admitted they had taken the trail-
er.
The pair was taken to the
Gulf County Jail where they were
arrested for grand theft. The trail-
er and pine straw were recovered
the following day in Walton
County.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL...
Monday. November 22nd-
Dewayne Gaudette, 37, W/M, of
Fountain, violation of probation
(Re: purchase of cocaine).
Tuesday, November 23rd-
Georgeann Neel, 31, W/F, of
Wewahitchka. dealing in stolen
property and burglary.
Wednesday, November 24th-
John Lane, 41, W/M. of Baton
Rouge, Lbuil'ina. disordHrlS"'con-
duct; Robert Johanson, 31, W/M,
of Bossier City, Louisiana, viola-
Lion of probation (Re: battery on a
law enforcement officer): Henry
Fain. 28. B/M. of Blountstown.
grand theft; and John Nord. 35.
B/M. of Blountstown, grand theft;
Friday. November 26th-Clay
Vonn Turner, 37, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, possession of
cocaine; and Devin Holiday, 41,
B/M, of Port St. Joe, driving


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while license suspended or
revoked.
Sunday, November 28th-
Daniel Ross, 22, W/M, of
Montgomery, Alabama, failure to
appear (Re: driving under the
influence and reckless driving.


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Drill Sergeant Reko Gainer
assisted by Zion Fair Baptist
Church is sponsoring a team
called The St. Joe Drillers. The
drill team will have males from
ages five to 10. Anyone who wish-
es to attend should contact Reko
at 227-7536.
The first meeting will be


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Wilford K. Hancock, Sr.
Wilford Kenneth "Ken,
Bubba" Hancock, Sr., 70, of Port'
St. Joe Beach, died Saturday,
November 27, at his residence.'
Born in Key West, he moved here
about four years ago from Geneva,'
Alabama., He,was a maintenance
electrician with General Electric of
Dothan, Alabama, a. member of
Oak Grove Assembly, of-God, and
veteran of the U.S. Army, having
served in the Korean War.
Mrn. Hancock ,is survived 1by
his stepmother, Wanda Hancock,
of Daytona: Beach: son,. Wilford
Kenneth Hancock. Jr. and wife
Kimberly, of Baker; 'three daugh-
ters: Brenda Christiansen and
husband Charles or Safety
Harbor, Deborah, Kimbrell and
husband Frank ,of Safety Harbor,
and Kathryn Hayes and husband
Ricky of Birmingham, Alabama;
three brothers, Blondel Hancock
of Chiefland, Manuel Hancock of
Key West .and Carl "Bubbie"
Hancock oT Charleston. South
Carolina; four sisters. Ruth
Garcia of Port St. Joe, Frida
Clarke of Alamogorda. New
Mexico, Mary Wilson of Orlando,
and 'Karanina Hancock of
Daytona Beach; nine grandchil-
dren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.'
Funeral services were held on
November 30 at 2:00 p.m. m Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church
with the Reverend David
Fernandez and the Reverend Earl
Weech 'officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in H6lly'Hill Cemetery.
The following gentlemen
served as pallbearers-Blondel
Hancock, Ricky Hayes, Charlds'
Christiansen, Frank Kimbrell,
Wilford Kenneth Hancock II, and
Wilford Hancock III.
All services were under the.
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home.


Margaret Davis
Margaret Davis, of Tallahas-
see, died' Monday, November 29,,
in Tallahassee.
Mrs. Davis was a retired
nurse and of the Methodist faith.
She and her husband, Larry
Davis, were frequent visitors to
their beach home on St. Joe
Beach.
Survivors include her hus-


band, Larry Davis of Tallahassee;
two sons, .Jeff 'Measamer of
Houston, Texas and Ryan Davis of
Panama City; one daughter, Kim
Zappel. of Lake Lure, North
Carolina; one brother John
Cameron of Sanford, North
Carolina; and three, grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,
December 1, at Culley's Meadow
Wood Funeal Home-Riggins Road
Chapel in Tallahassee.
The family be receiving
friends following the service at
Culley's MeadowWood Funeral
Home-Riggins Road Chapel.


WIG Meeting
The Washingion 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 promnptl, at ;
6:00 p.m.. ET. All, members are
urged to attend.' '


Thursday, December 2nd, at Zion
Fair Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m.
until 4:30 p.m. A small fee of
$10.00 is required for the uni-
forms and other provisions that
may be needed.
Kiwanis Club
Selling Chicken
Port St. Joe Kiwinis Club will
be selling BBQ plates that
include: 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw, bread and tea
for a $5 donation.
The dinners will be sold on
the day of the Christmas parade,
Saturday, December 4, from
10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the
corner of Reid Avenue and
Highway 71 in Port St. Joe.


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Fashion Show, Sale at Nursing Home
Open to Everyone in the Community Next Monday Afternoon


It's A Bountiful Bay!
Theodore Taylor caught this monster bull mullet Tuesday after-
noon while cast netting near the Port St. Joe Marina. The huge fish
weighed in at six pounds, and all he needs is a pot of cheese grits for
a delicious supper.


Sunbridge Nursing Facility,
located at 220 Ninth Street in Port
St. Joe, will be hosting a: fashion
show on Monday, December 6th,
at 2:00 p.m.
The following items will be
available for your selection:
*sterling silver jewelry in the
latest styles for all ages at rock
bottom pricing. (this type jewelry
can also be seen at Parisian's,
Macy's, and Dlllard's):
*ladies suits, dresses, and
holiday wear for those special
occasions and for bringing in the.
PSJHS Graduate
Chosen as Top Supt.
Leon Hobbs a 1964 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School. will be
recognized for his accomplish-
ment as Alabama's Superinten-
dent of the Year, on January 31.
His other accomplishments.
Include Educator of the Year and
Administrator of the Year during
his tenure in Florida.
Hobbs graduated from FSU in.
1968. He, is the son of the late
Major and Shirley Hobbs, and the
brother of Norma Hobbs and
Charlene Hernandez of Port St.'
Joe. .


millennium;
*nursing uniforms at bargain'
pricing;
' *larger nursing uniform sizes
no problem; with uniform pants
and top sets for less than most
nursing staff state they pay for a
top; and
*there will be beautiful wash
and wear clothing for the active
adult.
The public is invited to go and

"Thank You"
I would like to take this
opportunity to say "thank you" to
everyone who has expressed.their
concern for me through the many
phone calls, visits, and cards
received during my hospital stay.
I would also like to thank the
Lions Club and the many friends
who organized and participated in
the blood drives on my behalf.
Words cannot express my
gratitude for the many prayers
that I know God has heard and
answered. A diagnosis of acute
leukemia, has been a humbling
experience, and I hope you will all
continue to pray for me as I battle
this disease.
'Mark Gay


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If it is hard to take someone,"
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crowds, bring them along. What a
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little shopping while they sit.
Each purchase make will help
the residents earn dollars towards
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models, and it is sure to be an
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1999 PAGE 9A
.. ... .. +, I


1999 Wewa Warrior Tiny Mites In Superbowl 1999 Wewa Warrior Pee Wee Football Team
The Wewa Warrior Tiny Mite football team once again has advanced to the Superbowl. The Shown in the front row, from left, are Justin Suber, Josh Pitts, Jacob Jackson, Will Strange,
Warriors (8-2) will be defending the Superbowl championship against the Blountstown Tigers. Chase Cox, Trannon Myers
The hard-hitting Warriors include: (kneeling, from left) Patrick Gates (LB), Logan Jamerson David Edwards, Jeff Rigsby,
(CB), Anthony Fleming (DE), Joey :Shipman (TE), Roy Suber (FB), Terrance Hand (WB), Blake and Brian Kerrigan. In the f
Lincoln (LT), Andrew Taylor (DE), Robbie Morris (DT), Troy Suber (CB), and Michael Aguesive (CB). back row, from left, are
Standing, from left, are: Assistant Coach Carl Suber, Blaine Pitts (FB), Paul Myers (OT), Assistant Coach A.L. Fant, G
Clarence Gray (TE), J. J. Roberts (DE), Sam Adkison (OG), Matthew Grant (DT), Josh Sandlin (WB), Head Coach Luthus Hand, PS
Dee Baker (TB), Defensive Coach Wesley Summers, -Ryan Rainie (TB), Sean Bierman (QB), Tyler Johnny Jones, Zach Barnes, Thurs., Dec. 2 @ 6:00/7:350ET .. ........ P.5JNJV Qrls at Mo5iey
Bush (OG), Phillip Hoedl (DT), Justin Goodwin (C), Sam Paul (S), and Head Coach Robby Knowles. Stevie Peak, Random Jackson, Fri., Dec. 3 @ 5:00 CT ......... WH5 JvN Giris at Popular springs
Players not shown are Alex Jones (OT), Geoffrey Manor (CB), Travis Newsome (LB), and Phillip Tommy Turner, Ben Holley, Fri., Dec. 5 @ 5 00/6 50 CT .... ... WH5 JVN Boys al Apalachicola
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1999 Wewa Warrior Teeny Mites


the Teeny Mites began their season with an opening win against Liberty County in the pre-sea-
son jamboree. Regular season play ended with a three to five overall record. On November 18th,
the Teeny Mites played a scrimmage game against the Callaway Rebels and came out on top with
a 28-0 victory. A big thank you goes out to all of those who followed and supported the Teeny
Mites. Thanks for a super season!
Seated, from left, are: Mack Sandlin, Matthew Fleming, Jacob Taylor, Jacob Whitfield, Chase
Duckworth, Colton Price, Taylor Moore, Casey Daulphin, and Jeffrey Pitts. Kneeling are: Cody
Wade, Damon McMillion, Ryan Pippin, Billy Peak, Johnny Smith, Quentin Smith. Daniel
Blankenship, T. J. Rhodes, and Justin Lemke. Standing are: Chance Knowles, Chris Peak, Chase
Harvey, Derek Knowles, Gage Davidson, Stetson Rich, and Johnathan Shipman. Coaches are
Dennis Peak, Eddie Price, and David Paul. Team member Brandon Mayhann was not available for
the photo.

Ladies' Basketball Tipping Off
The Lady Sharks opened their
Regular season last Monday night
.P .- .F-- ..with a 50-27 victory over North
Florida Christian. The Sharks are
returning eight players from last
year's squad, and are looking toEECTC
improve on their district champi
onship and regional semi-final.
finish of 1998-99.
Returning for the Sharks are
seniors Megan Johnson, Courtney
Lenox, and Neikole Royster; also
SARE YOU GETTING AL F THE COMFORT juniors Bonnie Belin, Angela
I ARE YOU GETTING AI THE CM F McDowell, Tynetta Towner, Evette
YOU SIPAY $ FOR? Gant, and Veronica Atkins. Also
returning is sophomore-Amy-
IS YOUR CURRENT ELECTRIC BILL TOO HIGH? Canington.
The Lady oSharks will play
DOES YOUR AIR CONDITIONER or FURNACE their first home game in The
Dome" on December 13th against
a OPERATE ALL OF THE TIME? district opponent Apalachicola;
-77 j junior varsity at 6:00 and varsity
IF YOUR ANSWER IS "YES TOANY OF THESE a 7:o Tickets are sn 1 for adults,
QUESTIONS, CALL US NOW FOR A FREE (NO citizens. tod Cot
COST) HOME COMFORT ANALYSIS. a special thank You to County
Commissioner Nathan Peters for
Services Include: Installation of New Air Conditioners and his continued support of girls'
Heat Pumps. Diagnostic Testing, Repairs on All Brands, basketball at Port St. Joe High
Res d n i School; also to Richard and
Residential Energy Savings Maintenance Agreements, and Jackie at Port St. Joe Marina and
Residential and Commercial Financing Programs. ; Mark Jones at Long Avenue
S, Baptist Church.
CHECK OUT OUR MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT *The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
v 1 dropped to 1-1 on the season with
2 SERVICE CALLS. I YEAR PERIOD Tuesday night's 81-53 loss to
.Holmes County. The Lady Sharks
ONLY 96 R trailed 38-21 at the half and were
A.EONLY96AYEARI outscored 43-32 in the second
YYut ["l.X DuD nt OF ... t im,.i half of play.
TR LICENSE mI i!Courtney Lenox led all scorers
Ne nPllLICE5NSUED m" II 1 with 20 points. Bonnie Belin and
T nealng nd coolmin Poduo INSURED .,.t s Tyrietta Towner each followed
o with 11 points for the Lady
.*S Sharks-.
,a .I 1 10 L41ARKS 11 101 53
'W 9 HOLMES 15 23 20 23 -81
PSJ- Courtney Lenox 20, Bonnie
Belin 11, Tynetta Towner 11,,
P 0. ez / 131/7 Veronica Atkins 8, and Megan
M/exico Beac4, F1 32410 Johnson 3.
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Coach Steve Peak. Team mem-
bers not shown are Demetrice
Jones and Tyril Baxley. The
season record for the team
was 7-3.

Gators Open

Basketball
Wewahitchka 48, Mosley 53
The Wewahitchka Gators
boys' basketball team opened up
the 1999-2000 season witLh a 48-
'53 loss to Mosley Tuesday night.
The Gators trailed 19-10 at the
end of the first quarter, but
outscored the Dolphins 13-8 in
the second to pull within four
points (23-27) by hall'ftime. Mosley
outscored the Gators 26-25 in the
second half of play.
Sean Kerrigan led the Gators
with 14 points. Brandon Jones'
.followed with 13,. and Derrick.'
Williams added 11 points forn
Wewahitchka.
GATORS 10 1i3 14 11 48
IMOSLEY 19 8 14 12 53

Lady Gators
Wewahitchka 21, Blountstown 54
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors suffered a 54-21 loss to
"Blountstown Tuesday night. The
*Lady Tigers outscored the Lady
'Gators 15-5 in the first quarter
"and 24-5 in the second for a 39-
"410 halftime lead.
Jr Jessica Cole led Wewahitchka
with -seven points and-. Shray
Gilbault followed with six points.

kTIGERS 15 24 10 5 54
GATORS 5 5 4 7 21


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The Port St. Joe Sharks ended
. their run of eight straight wins
Friday night with a 36-12 loss to
Baker in the regional semifinals. .
The Sharks started off the season
0-3 with losses to Navarre, Florida
High and Liberty County, and fin-
ished with an 8-4 record.
"It was a good year for us,",
said head coach Chuck Gannon.
"Ourlkids fought back from an 0-'
3 start to win eight straight
games. It would have been easy,
for them give up, but they showed
a lot of character and hung Inr
there."
The Gators took the 'opening
kickoff Friday night and'returned
it 33 yards to the Port St. Joe 49,
yard line. Baker then put together_
an eight play, 49 yard drive to get,
on the score board first. Kerry'
Webb capped off the drive with a'
seven yard touchdown run, and'
Baker added the point after for a
7-0 lead with 8:28 left in the first
quarter. ;
The Sharks shut down a
'Baker, drive midway through the'
first quarter when Dexter Gant-
recovered a Gator fumble on the,
Sharks' 34 yard line. Port St. Joe,
drove down the field In 17 plays to,
pull within one point. With second,
and 25 from the Gators' 30 yard
line, quarterback Brett Jeffcoat
connected with Seneca Chambers
on a post for 29 yards and a first
down. On third and goal from the
six yard line, Jeffcoat's pass to
Dexter Gant fell incomplete in the'
endzone. However, the Gators
were flagged for pass interference,:
which gave the Sharks an' auto-
matic first down from the three
yard line. Seneca Chambers'
scored from three yards out on a
quarterback keeper with 10:19
remaining in the first half of play.
Jarred Lambert's extra point
attempt was blocked' by the'
Gators as the Sharks trailed 6-7.
Port St. Joe got the football
back in great field position when
Steven "Henry" Lowrey recovered
a Baker fumble on the Gators' 35
yard line. However, the Sharks
turned the ball back over to the
Gators when Webb intercepted a
pass fiom Seneca Chambers.
The Sharks held Baker on
fourth and five to get the football
back with 5:55 left in the half on
their own 17 yard line. On third
and eight, Jeffcoat's pass to Kyron
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Gators added the extra point for a
14-6 lead with 5:05 remaining in
the first half of play.
"The hitch I called was proba-
bly not at the right time. We could


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to highlight a 12 play, 74 yard
drive. The Gators added the two-
point conversion on a three yard


PSJ's Brett Jeffcoat (8) makes a shoestring tackle on Baker's
Caleb Garrett Friday night as John-Patrick Floyd (62) closes in to
assist..


have gone into halftime only down
by a touchdown, but instead we
went in down by two," said
Gannon.
Baker took over again with
:55.2 seconds left In the half on its
own 11 yard line. The Gators took
only four plays to go 89 yards for
the score. Quarterback Jedda
Johnson connected with Bryant
Jackson for 45 yards and Daniel
Thomas for 36 yards, then Kerry
Webb scored on a one yard run to
give the Gators a 21-6 lead going
into halftime.
The Sharks took the opening
kick-off of the second half and
went 59 yards in eight plays ,to
pull within nine points. On fourth
and 16 from the Baker'45 yard,
line, the Sharks kept the drive
alive when Seneca Chambers took
the direct snap on a fake punt and
picked up 21 yards and a first
down. On the ensuing play,
Reggie Quinn busted loose for a
25 yard touchdown run. Jeffcoat's
pass to Koran Peters on the two-
point conversion fell incomplete
as the Sharks trailed 12-21 with
7:25 left in the third quarter.
,The Gators bounced back on
their ensuing possession as Jedda
Johnson scored on a one yard
quarterback sneak to cap off a 12.
play, 69 yard drive. Baker added
the extra point for a 28-12 lead'
with 1.:18 left in the third quarter.
"Baker scored its final touch-


The Tiger Sharks' Travis Jenkins
led the team with 15 points in
Monday's season opener.
Tiger Sharks 1-0
Port St. Joe 69, Maclay 51
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
opened up the 1999-2000 basket-
ball season with a 69-51 victory
'over Tallahassee Maclay. The
Tiger Sharks winners .of four
straight state championships and
five in the past ,six years are
going for their fifth straight cham-
pionship.
Port .St. Joe jumped out to an
early 18-15 lead by the end of the
first quarter, and outscored
Maclay 21-12 in. the second to go
into halftime with a 39-27 lead.
The Tiger Sharks outscored
Maclay 14-5 in the third and held
on in the fourth for an 18 point
victory.'
Travis Jenkins led Port St.
Joe, ranked #1 in Class 2A, with
15 points. Mosi Quinn and Lance
Larry followed with 11 points and
Kyron Bailey added 10 for the
Tiger Sharks.

MACLAY 15 12 5 19 51
SHARKS 18 21 14 16 69
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 11, Santel
Chambers 2, Kedrick Larry 8,
Travis Jenkins 15, Dexter Gant 2,
Seneca Chambers 3, Lance Larry
11, Clay Smallwood 7, and Kyron
Bailey 10.
MHS- McGrotha 16, Heron 1,
Walby 4, Bryant 3, Moore 4, Lea 1,
Hunter 10, Knowles 4, McMillan
8.


fade pass for a 36-12 lead with
7:40 left in the game.
"It wasn't the way we wanted
to finish out the season, even if it
would have been close. Baker was
stronger and more physical, but
our kids gave a good effort, played
hard. and didn't quit the entire
game. We had opportunities early
in the game, but didn't capitalize


on their turnovers," concluded
Gannon..
Seneca Chambers led the
Sharks' ground game with 29
yards on seven carries. Reggie
Quinn followed with 28 yards on
11 carries, Koran Peters. had
seven carries for 26 yards and
Brett Jeffcoat picked up 13 yards
on three carries.
Jeffcoat completed four of 1'3
passes for 57 yards and threw one
interception. Chambers complet-.
ed one of six passes and also'
threw one interception. ChambeTs
led the receiving corps with two
catches for 38 yards. Jeffcoat had
one catch for 15 yards, Lamar'
Patterson had one reception for
10 yards and Dexter Gant had
one catch for nine yards.
Chambers had 10 tackles and;,
caused one fumble to lead the;
Sharks defensively. Gant had
eight tackles and recovered two
fumbles, Peters had eight tackles
and Henry Lowrey had seven
tackles and one fumble recovery.

Score by Quarters:
'SHARKS 0 6 0 12
GATORS 7 14 .7 8 36'
'STATISTICS
PSJ HNHS
First Downs 8 17,'
Rushes/Yds. 30/90 41/207.
Passing Yards 72 177
Total Yards 162 384
Passes 5/19/2 9/11/0
Fumbles/Lost 0/0 3/3
Penalties/Yards 3/28 3/26
Punts 6/32.6 1/25


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Bring on the "MULEnnium"
Kay Campbell, of Wewahitchka, is shown above' as she "Howdy's" the crowd of folks who
attended Mule Day in Calvary, Georgia recently. She and the mules, "Alabama Boy" and "Tommy
Mann" won the "Most Unique and Best Costumed Mule" award in the parade and show portion .of
the event... ..


Gulf 4-Hers Place High at North Florida Fair
On November 13, Gulf County 4-Hers participated in "Consumer Choices," "Farm Judging.,"
and "Share the Fun" competition at the North Florida Fair. Gulf's Senior Farm Judging Team
placed first among 20 teams competing. The contest consisted of corn, hay, oats, soybean, poul-
try, lamb, beef, and swine-a total of eight classes.
Team members were: (in right photo, from left) Melissa Askew, Francis Powell, Lindsey Carter,
and Jennifer Williams. The team scored a total of 1,118 points out of a possible score of 1,200.'
Also, Gulf's Junior Farm Judging Team placed second among 23 teams competing. Team mem-
bers were: (I to r; front then rear row) Michael Riley and Ryan Ranie; and Andrea Williams and
Warren Bowers. The team scored a total of 1,089 points out of a possible score of 1,200.
Jennifer Williams also placed second in "Share the Fund," and Adrian Jackson was the third
high individual in the "Consumer Choices" category.


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W.A.G.E.S. At Work In Gulf

WA.G.E.S. Participants Get Transportation Thanks to ContraCt With Taxi Service
By Jessica Summers dependency. The program encour- Son's Taxi Service. :
: In the past three years, the ages schooling and/or employ- Contracted last month, mari-
number of welfare recipients in ment by assisting in transporta- ager Billy Dixson will be the main
Florida has decreased by nearly tion and childcare needs, and pro-. source of transportation for many I
75%. Begun concurrently with viding financial aid for vocational of surrounding counties' WAGES
this decline was an innovative training. clients.
welfare reform program known as "Public transportation in this t
WAGES (Work And Gain Econom- Wages partners in each coun- area is lacking, to say the least." t
ic Self-sufficiency). ty who adopt the WAGES program says Tenna Randall, Coordinator n
-The WAGES program is play a lead role in its success. A of the Workforce Training Devel-
implemented on a community. newly _contracted associate in- opment Center at the Gulf- \
level to break the cycle of welfare transportation is Dixson and Franklin Center of Gulf Coast "r


Kilbourn Completes

Basic; Presented


Leadership
Navy AiAman Laura K.
Kilbourn, daughter of Mark D.
Kilbourn of Port St. Joe, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-,
ing at Recruit Training Command
in Great Lakes. Illinois, and was
awarded the Retired Officer's
Associatiofi readership Award for
Her exceptional professionalism.
S |During the eight-week pro-'
gram, Kilbourn completed a vari-
ety of training which included.
classroom study and practical
instruction `on naval customs,
first aid, fire fighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis is

Mexico Beach
Special Events
The Mexico Beach Commu-
nity Developmnent Counrcil has
'announced dates for some, of'the
planned special events for the
year 2000.
I They. include: 2nd Annual
'Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off,
February 19th; 30th Annual.
Mexico Beach Ling Tournament
.d Festival, April; Independence
Day Celebration, July let and
nd: Art & Wine Festival, October
I st: and Christmas Festival of
Lights, December 2nd. '
I The council hopes that every-
iie will note these dates on their
'calendar and plan to attend each.


Award
also placed on physical fitness.
Kilbourn and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Navy's core values-honor,
courage and commitment-and
how to apply them in their mill-
tary performance and personal
conduct. Kilbourn joins 55,000
men and women who will enter
the Navy this year from all over
the country.
Men and women train togeth-
er from their first day in the Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
,-at shore commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Kilbourn and other recruits
also were trained in preventing.
sexual harassment and ensuring
equal opportunity.
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few years,
highly motivated young people
like Kilbourn are still finding an
opportunity to Improve their
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly
technical force iti history.
This year alone, the Navy will
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Kilbourn is a' 1999 graduate
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Community College (also a part-
ner in WAGES).
"We are excited about Mr. Dix-
sons services because It offers
expanded opportunities. It fills the
void," she says.
Dixsonr services some of the
50 person case load that attend
the Gulf-Franklin Center, and the,
multitude of WAGES clients in
Bay County traveling to and from
Haney Vo-Tech Center, GCCC,
Tyndall Air Force' Base, and,,
Southport Correctional Range.,
Dixson is anticipating
increasing-demand for- his ser-
vices, and plans to incorporate
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Gulf County Wages program
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However, such a coordinated sys-
em requires a 24 hour notifica-
ion time period. Dixsor provides
more flexibility. ,
"Mr. Dixson can' be there
within two hours," Randall
reports, "he is also willing to trav-
el to all three counties. unlike the.-
other services."
The WAGES program supplies
the transportation for those par-
Lcipants who are in rineed. Simi-
arly, the. program is in partner-
ship with Early Childhood Ser-
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WAGES can pay for a portion.
of the cost of childcare In order-to
facilitate the parents) going back
o work.
"I believe there are basically
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Local Riders for
Christ Forming
"Riding For The Son," a
Christian motorcycle association,
is interested in starting a local
chapter to be formed from resi-
dents of the Gulf County area.
According to organizers, Bob
Ridgley and Keith Butz, local
chapters are formed for a three-
fold purpose:
1) to provide and encourage
members to be active in their tes-
timony and Christian witness, to-
all motorcyclists;
2) to provide a Christian fel-
lowship ride group; and
, 3) .to provide an evangelistic
association for Christian motorcy-
clists.
If you're interested,, please
call Bob at 647-5106 or Keith at'
648-8828.


The Fox Family Concert at


First Church of the Nazarene
The music of The Fox Family dent to most that this was much Nazarene located 2420 Long
defies categorization except to say more than just music. This was a Avenue in Port St. Joe, this
that it is God's.music: Music with way of life. God blessed what they Thursday, December 2, at. 7:00
The Fox Family is indeed some- were doing, and in 1983 Dr. Fox p.m. Finger foods will follow the
thing they ;choose to do, but it is gave up his practice and set up concert in the Family Life Center.
much more than that. This is the their home base in Nashville, The: church cordially welcomes:
beginning of a heritage that start-, Tennessee., the community to join in this spe-
ed-in 1982 in Florida. They now appear in civic cen- cial night of singing and praise.


Dr. Paul Fox is the husband
and father of the family, a chiro-
practic physician who had prac-
ticed successfully in Floi-da for 17.
years. Through his practice he
saw how the "family" was under
assault. He began to have a great
burden for the family.
His own family was large and
he greatly enjoyed quality times
he was able to spend with them,
however his practice was extreme-
ly busy and those times with fam-
ily were limited.
God began to speak not only
to this father, but to the whole
family about his will for their
lives. Without great fanfare and in
{ very humble .--ay, The. ,Fox
Family began sharing the music
God gave to them in churches,
schools, and county fairs all over
Florida.
From the .very start it was evi-


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across this nation, but the church
is where they most desire to min-
ister.
The Fox Familv will be in con-
cert at the First Church of the

New Harvest
Fellowship Church
New Harvest ?Fellowship
Church, located on Highway 22 in
Wewahitchka, is having a clothing
giveaway, on .December 6 and 7
from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
- If you are in need of clothes
.and jackets for children as well -as ,
adults, you may go to the church
and get them.
The church wishes the com-
munity a blessed and merry
Christmas.


H.V. Church of God
Singles Meet Dec., 4
The Highland View Church of
God "Singles" will have an evening
of fun, games, and food on
Saturday, December 4th, at 4:00
p.m. at the church social hall. The
church is located at 482 Pompano
Street in Highland View.
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By: Stephen D. Cloud
I was raised to say "please,"
"thank you," "you're welcome,"


and "no thank you." But it is evi-
dent that good manners and civil-
ity in speech and deportment are


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


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


fFirst United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico :Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship
Services............9:00 and 11:00 a.m. CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND


SRev. Ted' Lovelace, Pastor
Church/Home: 648-8820


Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
'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)
S- .+ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


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4 orship Sundaya at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sunda)y at 9.45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Ifor all agesl
Wednesday Children & Youth NMibions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


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Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
S, and children, Jamey and Bethany


What is Racism?
r It's saying "they" when we
should say "we. Imn SaSSUming
something about someone, then act-
aong like itds the truth. It s treating oth
toers like your assumption about them isfully
treat othersact without giving them a chance t
S- ., -show you the content of the character in
.their heart.
1 was raised 0on military bases all over-the, world around many different cul-
tures. I remember:the first time lhe6rd the 'N" word in Jr. High School'. Looked
around th6 iocke'rrooTm and literally could not identify who, they wefetalking
about., Thait'evel of pority tha Onl a: -hild Ih ass a level we have to, strive for
in our cornmiunity
It's time we werehonest.
Remember: Ifou ,don't thin'kracism is a' serious problem it's probably
because, u can't see ,itin yourself.det's mr ake it our job, not somebody else,
to change our assumptions, bout people different from us:.andpurposefully
treat others with the 'veand pecthat Jesus a-id .we owe them
PM-zAr A n -li -


OPEN NOW!


Fmily Loveofe susChrch

Touching Lives wi the Love of Jesus" tcJoe


S323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
(850) 229-LIFE (5433)
10:30 Sunday Morning9
7:00 Wednesday evening


Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... E -W ... Panama City
Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
Family Life Church

NWw
... Wewahitchka


less and less evident in our cul-
ture.
Day-to-day business and per-
sonal conversations are wrought
with blatant rudeness. We've even
come to the point of praising
those whose dispositions are stri-
dent and abrasive.
These "get it done" folks ram
their agendas, as well as servings
of their own pet peeves. down our
throats and we dare call them
effective and savvy leaders. We
have become a very rude and,
.arrogant people.
Against this is a whole strand
of Biblical teaching that suggests
we live otherwise. We are sup-
posed "to speak the truth in love.".
We are supposed to strike a bal-
ance between acting justly and
loving mercy (Micah 6:8). We are
to, if possible, "live peaceably with
all men."
Jesus plainly taught, "Love
your enemies; bless those who.
hate you, and' pray for those who
spitefully use you and persecute
you" (Matthew 5:44). Yet truth for
so many people is. like a sledge
hammer. In delivering the truth,
too many people think they have
the right to shatter everything in
their path on their way to driving
home their point.
Jesus used anh Instance in His
ministry to make a profound
point in teaching His disciples. In
Luke 17:1,1-10, Jesus healed 10
lepers. All the lepers were healed,
but only one came back later and.
said thank you to Jesus.
And that's about par for the
course. About one out of 10 peo-
ple are truly thankful or perhaps
all of us are only thankful about
10 percent, of the time.
'Leprosy was a dreaded dis-
ease in Jesus' day. It led to',being
asocial outcast and spiritual mIs-
fit. Lepers :were thought to be'.
especially 'sinful people. 'They'-;
were also made to live in leper
'colonies away- from 'the general
population. ,..';
,Whenever they encountered a
non-leper, lepers were supposed'
to, cover their faces and cry albud;,
"unclean, unclean, unclean.",
Surely anyone healed of such a'
nasty affliction would be thank-
ful.
But such was not the case. All
were glad to be well; maybe all 10
were grateful. But only one took
the time to come back and say to
Jesus those simple but elegant
words, "thank you."
Luke. In recording this story,
of Jesus; lets us know two other,
things about the thankful leper.
First, Luke tells us that the leper'
was also a Samaritan. This leper'
was a double outcast. He was dis-
eased physically, socially, and
spiritually-at least according to
the main religious authorities of
his day, the Pharisees.
It is most often those people
who truly know their need for.
help. health, and forgiveness that.


of the Overstreet Road
(850) 639-5401
Sunday
Bible Study ...... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday
Worshipi...... 10:00 a.m. CT
Wednesday
Bible Study ..... 7:00 p.m. CT


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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
1 S b CHURCH i
I r Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship .. .10 a..
Adult School ........ 11 a.m.
*Sunday School '
*Young Children
S.*Nursery Available


are so often the people who are
most grateful.
Second, Luke tells us some-
thing else about this thankful
leper. Jesus asked about the
other unthankful ones, but ends
by saying to the one thankful
leper, "Arise, go your way. Your
faith has made you well" (Luke
17:19).
"Now wait a minute," you
might say, "I thought he was
already healed." But the thankful.
leper was doubly healed. He was
Sealed once on his skin, but final-
ly in his soul. The word translated
"saved." The perfect tense in
Greek always indicates finished,
completed action that continues
to be effective. .
In other words, the thankful
leper was healed completely being
made new physically and splritu-
ally. Such healing is only possible
when we admit our need for God
and express our thanks to God.,
Too many people never really
do elther: some admit their need,
but forget to say thanks. Others
never even realize the extent of
the leprosy of their own souls. But
learning to be a thankful leper
makes available the cleansing.
healing, and forgiving power of
the grace of God.
At the heart of our unthank-
ful culture is an arrogant "I can
do it all by myself' attitude that
will not admit that the truth of the
matter Is that e are all leprous
outcasts in need of the healing
touch 01 a forgiving Lord.
SWhen, was the last time you
truly said "thank you" to God, or'
to anyone else for that matter?
Dr. Stephen D. Cloud is the
administrator/principal of Faith
Presbyterian Christian School in.
Robertsdale, Alabama. He was
reared in Port St. Joe and is a
graduate -of Port St. Joe High
School. "
Ifyo : would like more of
Stephen'sv wrings entitled "More.
Gleanings From My Garden," you
may order them through his
mother, Betty Cloud, at 902
Woodward Avenue /Port St. Joe,
FL 32456.

HVCG Presents "His
Triumphant Journey"
1 The Church of God (located
.on Pompano. Street in Highland
View) will present the Christmas
.drama:" His Triumphant Journey;
Lficee niig'ts next week, Thursdhy,'
december 9; Friday,- December.
10; and Sunday, December 12, at
7:00 nightly.
The public is Invited to travel
along as they journey with Jesus
from the manger, to the cross, to
'the grave, and to the sky. The
drama will be presented outside
in the parking lot area. (Last year
the Weather 'was a bit cool, so.
everyone Is encouraged to dress
warmly.)

Beach Baptist Ladies
Christmas Bazaar
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 co imuntty at 2:30, .the
story of Jesus. This is a great way
to keep the true meaning of
Christmas, before the children see
Santa at the parade.

N.B Baptist Jr. Women
New Bethel Baptist Junior
Women will host a prayer break-
fast on De'ceber 11, at 9:00 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Sister
Valeria (Frog) Freeman. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to attend.

'The Churches of
Christ Salute You"
S Romans 16:16 .




Wewahitchka

Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South,
Wewahitchka-1/4 Mile North


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
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First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
A Allen Welborri.n Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
I/I Sunday School ....... ....... ... 9:45 am
Worship Service . . .... . 1:00 am:
SDsciple Tramining .... ..... ........ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........ ............ 7:00 pm
Wednasda) Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 pmO
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH .BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
4 R"iev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . ... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .... ... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....... . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting '7:00 p.m.

Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Constitution and .lfonument ''-
SPort St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship . 11:00 a.m. Fellowship . . 6:00 p.m.


(850) 227-1724


Evening Worship ... ..... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ...7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. ., Diana Sealec
PASTOR Choir.Director Youth ro Children's Director



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.IBUT THOSE WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. TIEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLES.. -15 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building '.
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 1o a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor -Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.grace.agles.org


Sunday School .....
Sunday Morning Worsh
Sunday Evening Worsh
Wednesday Evening Se


"A Port of Victory"

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2420 LLongs Avenue Port St. 3o Flo/ida 32-456-
(850) 229-9596
........... .. ..10 a.m. ive unto the Lord fhe glory
hip .............. 11 a.m. nue His name,'" orslip the
pip ................ 6 p.m. Lord in the beauty of holiness.
service ............... 7 p.m Psalm 29:2


The friendly place to worship!

' First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


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SCHEDULE OF. SERVICES
Worship -. Sunday at 10:00 a.mn and 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, allftimes, central!


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




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MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


'Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Discover God's Love!,


Discover God's Love! ..
Everyone w l ICome

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BAPTIST CHURCH /
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691


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SFrom the Staff and Students at





Gulf County's

Elementary, Middle and High School Edncation Facilities


Lisa Curry, Winner of the


Local Voice of Democracy,


On Monday, alFrnoo,.,
November 22nd, the John C,
Gainous VFW Post #10069 and
its Ladies Auxiliary present d th
winners of the "Voice ofe emo-
cracy" contest with their ras.f
Shown in the adjacent photo
with their medals pinned on and
holding their certificates are (frqo "
left) Maclain Howse, third place;
Aaron Watson, second place; Lisa
Curry, first place; and Voice of
Democracy Chairman Dick
Seefeldt. '
Lisa's tape has been sent on
to the district level where judging
will be held "in December. The'
local VFW post members .wish
Lisa the best of luck in the district
competition..
Additionally, Lisa was award-
ed a $500 check from the VFW
Post and Ladies Auxiliar'y, a $100.
savings bond -from .Tyndall.
Federal Credit' Union, and a
sports bag with "Voice of
Democracy Winner": adorned on
its side. "
Aaron also received a S.300
check fro el Post
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8News Column

Faith Christian School


We hope 'that all our readers
had a wonderful Thanksgiving
with family and friends, while stu-
dents and staff at Faith Christian
enjoyed a little rest from the daily
:' school,pqgimen. We now hate less
,ij than, three weeks of'school until
Christmas holidays. :" ..,
Faith Christian will not follow
the public school calendar this
year. Students will be dismissed
for Christmas vacation on Friday,
December 1,7, and return on
January 4, 2000. Teachers and
staff will have a work day on
Monday, Januaryn 3.
Faith 'i Christian students
- enjoyed :learning about life in
China this .past .Monday. Bruce
Campbell. his ; wife, Jackie,, and
children, Susan and Kay, who are
-missionaries in mainland 'China,
shared their experiences in work-.
ing 'and playing %with people of
another culture.
The Campbells reach out to
theChinese people -by leaching
English classes' both in their
home and in schools when they
are ,invited, ;They..use Christian
reading materials:, songs,; and
visuals ,to 'not only teach the
English language,, but also to
expose their,,' students to.
Christianity and the Gospel mes-
sage. .
Cara Johnson announced at
chapel that 'the students had
reached their goal in Christmas
card sales. This means 'that as
soon as ihe money is collected
and turned in, our principal will
shave his beard, and get his hair
"permed." This news has ,encour-
aged our little sales persons to get
out and finish up the job.
There will. be a senior high.
retreat at Camp Victory this week-
end, for grades seven to 12. Rev.
Bill Taylor will be the speaker and
we promise you a great time.
Camp Victory has just installed a
low ropes challenge course to add
to its many activities. .
Many thanks are due ,to our
parents who 'helped.; with the
Thanksgiving dinners in the
classrooms. Each 'group had a
most enjoyable feast.

Jump Start Of

Financial Aid
Financial aid forms can be so
complicated, in hopes df easing
the burden, Port St. Joe High
School is offering a financial aid
workshop on December 9th from
.9:30 to 11:00 a.m. New federal aid
forms for the school year 2000-
2001 will be 'distributed and
explained. The forms are due
beginning January 1, 2000. and
monies are. given first come, first
serve. I
Along with the valuable infor-
mation, five "I-Gulf-'#County
Scholarship points will be given
for parental participation. Seniors
and their parents will receive an
invitation; however all parents are
invited and 'encouraged to attend.


Ladies Auxiliary, a $100 savings
bond from Tyndall Federal Credit
Union. Maclain was given a $200
check from the VFW Post and
Ladies Auxiliary.
Mr. Seefeldt also handed out
Voice of Democracy ball point
pens to the winners and individu-
als involved in making this con-


test a success.
, The post and auxiliary would
like to send out thanks to Port St.
Joe High School English teacher
Diane McKeithen who organized
the'students, and to Ken Murphy
who taped all the students' essays
at the' First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe.


From the Hallways of .

Wewahitchka

High School
,by Joni Whittington & Sarah Bailey ,
'- i -Senior Reporters : .


Welcome back! We hope'
everyone had a great Thanksgiv-
ing break.
Last Wednesday, the varsity
cheerleaders sponsored the
"Powder Puff' football game. This
event helped the cheerleaders
earn money for their state compe-
tition on December 11th.
The sophomores and juniors
overcame the seniors and: fresh-
men, but everyone had a fantastic
time-especially the, boys who did
the coaching and the cheerlead-
ing. ...
Progress .reports were sent
'home November 17th. This is just
a reminder for those parents who
did not receive them. If you have
any questions, please contact the
school 'at 639-2228.
The girls' basketball teams
began their season a couple of
weeks ago. We are very excited
about this upcoming season.
They, will play .in Greensboro
today, and play in Poplar Springs
Friday. We will host Bay High this
coming Monday.. Good luck, Lady
Gators! ,
S The boys" basketball teams
.kicked, off their season yesterday'
,playing at Mosley.
Good luck this season!
The "Student of the Week" is
Cameron Horne. Keep up the
good work, Cameron!
For students involved in the
Florida High program, exams will
be given December 6th to 10th.
Florida High is a distance learn-
ing program throughout the state.
Several of our students are taking
these challenging courses.
A high school student has
availed herself for tutoring if any
junior high: student needs the
help after school. This is-just one
ei6re way that volunteers make
our school more inviting and suc-
cessful.
The Junior High Christmas
Ball is scheduled for December 3.
Students with discipline slips
between November 16th and
December 3rd will be ineligible to
attend. The dance will be from 7
to 10 p.m. in the Commons Area.
Sunday dress or better is the
required attire.
A BIG "Thank You" to all stu-
dents, parents, and friends who
are volunteering their services
here' at the school! Thanks! We
are the beneficiaries of your self-
lessness and kindness.
Four W.H.S. students are
attending an Academic Bowl at
the University of Florida this
Friday, December 3rd. They are
Kim Gaskin, Ashley Padgett,
Myron May, and Teresa Jackson.


Good luck, Gatorsl
Science 'Fair is being held
December 2nd and 3rd-it is one
'of our school's biggest academic
competitions. We hope that all
students involved put forth a
great effort.
There will be an Open House
Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. for everyone to come view the
projects. Winners will be
announced Thursday night and
also at our TGIF this Friday.-
' This month's TGIF features
the talents of our student body.
We will be having a karaoke con-
test 'while 'the teachers and staff,
will be having a catered luncheon
to kickoff the holiday season.


PO RT
ST.
JOE


Middle

School News

By: Randi Sasser


By: Randi Sasser
Hello again, and welcome
back to Port St. Joe Middle
School News! Since this has been
a pretty uneventful week, there
are, only a few small announce-
ments for you to remember. Read
on.
The Science Fair Open House
will be taking place on Thursday,
December 3, in the upper level of
the gym. The public is invited to
come and view the science pro-
jects on display from 4:30 to 6:00
p.m. Now that's this. Thursday,
don't forget!
Both our boys' and girls' bas-
ketball seasons are off and run-
ning. Beginning tonight, you .will
have five 'opportunities, in
December, to see both the boys
and girls play at home, Our girls
play Blountstown at 6. p.m.
tonight while the boys take on
Bristol at 6 p.m. on Friday
evening.
"Odyssey of the Mind" club
members are reminded of our
weekly Monday spontaneous
problem solving beginning
December 6. We'll begin at 2:45
and stop at 3:45 each Monday.
Like I said, not a very eventful
week. That's it for now, see ya
next week!


TEAM, Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School's Alternative Educa-
tion/Drop-Out Prevention pro-
gram, has been designed to meet
the needs of 25 to 30 fifth and'
sixth grade students who may
have experienced a lack of suc-
cess in the conventional school
setting.
The program is designed to
renew student interest in. educa-
tion through the use of applied
teaching methods, cooperative
learning activities, and experien-
tial-based instruction. The goal of
this program is to intervene on
the behalf of at-risk students by
encouraging enthusiasm regard-
ing education and by promoting
the'desire to complete school.
These goals are implemented
in a flexible environment designed
to accommodate student learning
styles, academic and affective
needs, interests, and special tal-
ents.
TEAM teachers Sue McDaniel
and Lori Price strive tb create a
learning environment that fosters
a positive attitude regarding the.
education process. They work.
together to improve student self-
esteem and sell'-concept by pro-
viding educational experiences.
that are stress reducing and that
produce frequent success.
The TEAM program differs
from traditional education pro-
grams in pl0ilosopliy, cutrricululhl
implementation, structure, and'
teaching strategies. A curriculum
which addresses all learning
styles has been implemented.
Individual responsibility and
accountability in students regard-
ing their choices and actions are
encouraged.
During the 'first week of
November, TEAM teacher Sue
McDaniel attended a statewide
drop-out prevention conference
titled' "Celebrating Our Students
of Promise."
The three-day conference was
held in Tampa and was hosted by
Hillsborough County School
District's Office of Non-
Traditional Programs. It is
through such continued profes-
sional development that the suc-
cess of the TEAM program is
assured.
TEAM, an acronym for
"Together Everyone Achieves
More," has proven an appropriate
name. The program, now in its
sixth year, currently serves 28
students.
'WES November "Students of
the Month"
Pre-K-Jacob Johnson.
Kindergarten-Jill Russell,
STiffany Blankinchip, Bridgette
Myers, and Justin Flowers.
First. Grade-Casi Baxley,
Katie .Armstrong, Remington
Wade, and Britney Weeks.
Second Grade-Laramie
Whitten, Tamber McLemore, and
Laurel Manor.
Third Grade-Kalyn Bidwell,
Leigh Little, Jacob Causey, and
Ian Rice.
Fourth Grade-Cody
Andrews, Meleah Lister, Joey
Tackett, and Joey Collins.'
Fifth Grade-Matthew Miller,
Adam Murphy, Nicholas Lynch,
and Jessica Hamm,
Sixth Grade-Megan Mayo
and.Brenda.Driggers.


PoIt St Joe High

1998-99 Yearbook
Port St. Joe High School's
1998-99 yearbook, The Monu-
ment, will be on sale for last year's
seniors this week, with under-
classmen sales beginning
Monday, 'December 6.
Seniors of the Class of '99
receive priority, but must call. the
school's office at 229-8251 to
reserve a copy by Friday (or pur-
chase them in the front office).
The yearbooks cost $30.
Underclassmen may begin pur-
chasing their copies Monday in
the front office.


py: Ricky Lamberseo


1999-2000

Attention parents! All excused
absence notes must be turned in
to the front office within five days
after .the student returns to
school.
Attention seniors! Mrs.
Ramsey will be meeting with each
.senior in the guidance office from
Wednesday, December
1, to Wednesday,
December 15. She will
be discussing post-sec- 4
ondary plans and grad-
uation requirements.-
Seniors, also need
to turn in. 25 dollars to
Mrs. Johnson by
Wednesday, December '.1. to
1, for your Grad Nite
deposit. The trip will be
cancelled if there is not
enough people interest-
ed.
We would like to
congratulate the Shark football
team for their great effort this
year. The Sharks ended their sea-
son with an 8-4 record. They
played a great game Friday night,
but Baker won 36-12. Good job,
Sharks! We're proud of you.
Boys' basketball started
Monday. The Tiger Sharks played
Maclay for their first home game.
They'll also be playing Saturday,
December 4th; at Quincy.-.
The Lady Sharks also started
their season Tuesday at Bonifay.
The Lady Sharks will be traveling
to play Mosley on .Thursday,


December 2. Their next home
game will be Monday, December 6.
The Lady Sharks will be playing
Carrabelle. Come out and support
your Sharks!
Parents. are encouraged to
attend the financial aid workshop
at the high school. The. workshop
will be on Thursday, December. 9,
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30
Congratulations to
Karetta Monette on her
acceptance to FAMU.
VWe would also like to
congratulate Jessica
Summers for being
norriinated as a DAR
J Good Citizen.
1k The spotlight is, on
Mir. Gregg Burch this
% week. Mr. Burch is the
if, husband of Mrs. Donna
Burch.
SMr. Burch graduat-
ed from Port St. Joe High School
in 1970. After high school, he
attended the University, of West
Florida and graduated in 1978. He
majored in studio art.
He has been teaching at Port
St. Joe High School for 19 years.
He has taught art and been a
sponsor for the art club the whole
time.
We are very happy to have Mr.
Burch as a teacher at our school.
Thank you for all the time and
effort'you've put into helping us;
Everyone have a great week.
.God bless.


S L PHIN NEWS
FROM
'. ^ PORT ST. JOE

-kEMENTA T RY S-CHOO1
'Big Cheese Students 'return-to school on
Mrs, Elkins' fifth grade class Thursday, January 6.
participated in the first ever "Big Florida Prepaid College
Cheese Cafe" sandwich contest. Program
With 126 schools throughout the For more than a decade now,
state participating, we would like the Florida Prepaid College
to congratulate Amanda Davis on Program has been helping Florida
receiving honorable mention by families plan and save for college.
the Dairy Council of Florida for It, allows parents, grandparents,
her outstanding cheese sandwich businesses, and .others to lock in
entry the cost of college at today's


Christmas Program
Our third grade classes will
present "The Spirit of Christmas"
on Thursday, December 9, at 6:30
in the auditorium. All parents and
.guests are encouraged to attend.
Parent Notice
Please drop your child off at-
the gym in the- mornings if they
arrive before 7:45.
Sign In/Out
You must come to the front
office to sign your child in/out of
school. Do not go to your child's
classroom. Thanks for your coop-
eration.
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 benefit from
your purchases. For more infor-
mation, please call 1-800-316-
6142:
Grading Period
Our grading period will end
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.

Spring FSU-PC

Registration
Web-site or touchtone tele-
phone registration for the Spring
2000 semester will be held
through Friday, December' 3rd,
for all continuing and readmitted
FSU Panama City Campus stu-
dents.
A 'touchtone telephone for
student use will be available in
the Office of the Registrar .from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
To access on-line registration,
students need to first log on to the
FSU-PCC web-site at www.pc.fsu.
edu and then enter the registra-
tion information located under
the heading "Register On-Line."
For more information on reg-
istration, please contact the FSU
Panama City Campus Office of
the Registrar at 872-4750, exten-
sion 163.


prices.. What you pay today ,is
guaranteed----no matter how much
the cost of college tuition, fees,
and housing increase in the
future.
For more information, please
call. 1-800-552-4723 (press
prompt 1).


Submitted by
Cadet LTJG Heather Hayden
It's back to work once again
for the NJROTC cadets, hopefully
everyone enjoyed their
Thanksgiving holiday. One of the
first activities will be the
Christmas parade on Saturday,
December the 4th at 3:00 p.m.
Everyone be sure to bring
your kids and enjoy the
Christmas parade.
The next event on our calen-
dar will be the Second Annual
Military Ball. Our cadets will be
strutting their stuff in their dress
uniforms and evening gowns. The
price for admission will be a toy
for a tot.
All cadets and their dates will
bring a wrapped gift for a less for-
tunate child. Anyone who would
like to donate to this excellent
cause can drop it by the St.
Dominic Catholic Church the
night of the ball. The ball will take
place on December 11lth from
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The last event of November
will be a pizza party to thank the
band for all the help that they
provided during the. annual
inspection. Every year, Mr.
Bouington's "Band of Gold" plays
the marching music'for the pass
and review ceremony. Their par-
ticipation is vital to the overall
effectiveness of the review.
In conclusion, the NJROTC
unit will be very busy this month
and the month of December. We
would like to extend our thanks to
all of the parents,, teachers, prin-
cipals, and schoolboard manners
for their interest and support of
our unit. Semper Fi.


Now











THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1999 PAGE BB


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 20, 1999
BUDGET WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-.
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox, and
Commissioners John Stanley, Jr., Billy E..
Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Warren J.
Yeager. Jr.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
'Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerks Towan P.
McLemore and Rebecca L. Norris, Chief,
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, County Attorney
Tiri McFarland. Sheriff Franke McKeithen,
'Captain Joe Nugent, EMS Director Shane
McGuffin, Building Inspector. Michael
Hammond, Health Department Adminis-
trative Assistant Joy Creamer.
The meeting was called to order at
5:03 p.m., E.D.T. by Chairman Knox.
TENTATIVE BUDGET AND VILLAGE
RATE-Clerk Lister informed the Board
that the 1999-2000 proposed County-Wide
village rate is 6.6040 and .5000 for each
Dependent Fire District. He stated that this
,is $229,643 less than what the aggregate
rolled-back rate of 6.8969 would generate.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved each
Constitutional Officer's budget at the same
amount as the 1998-1999 approved budget
(any salary increases to be given would
come from within their respective budgets),
as follows:
Clerk to Board, $244,022, Decrease
..$4,728;
C Clerk of Circuit Court $64,932:
Clerk County Criminal $28,421;
SClerk County Civil $35,204;
Clerk County Traffic $50,940:
Property Appraiser $257,757, Increase
$3,760
Supervisor of Elections $120,187,
Decrease $882
Election Expense $35,284, Decrease
$1,374
Tax Collector $283,336, Decrease $4,051
Sheriff/Law Enforcement $1,370,167
Sheriff/Corrections $285,390
Sheriff/Res. for Conting. $7,351
S and left the meeting at 5:11 p.m., E.D.T.>
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
"ERS-Clerk Lister stated that the Board's
budget shows an increase of 9.8%
($1.11,904). mainly due to increased Health
Insurance premiums. Chief. Deputy Clerk
,Birmingham informed the Board that
,Health Insurance would have to be bid this
.year. Clerk Lister also brought to the
Board's attention the increased costs for
Care of County Prisoners/Medical Services.
.Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively approved
the Board's budget for $1,248,901 as pro-
posed by Clerk Lister.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR-Upon
motion by Commissioner Stanley, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board 'tentatively approved
$84,746. as requested by Chief
Administrator B tler ($6,670 less than the
1998-99 approveftbudget).
SPECIAL- EVENTS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeagerf, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved to increase
each Cit\ "' ill.cadtior f..r Fireworks by $250
(a total o1 .750 e-ach. and $500 for each
.High Sc:hoo:l s FTr.It G.r.,ladIItion.
-- r COUNTY ATTORNEY-Commlisioncr
Yeage'r moutc-ned t:. iIkilt.i'.el, aeppr..' e the
''County Attorney's- budefi'in the amount of
$31,500, as proposed. Upon Commissioner
*; Stanley's second, the motion passed unan-
imously.
HAZARD MITIGATION STRATEGIES
GRANT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $17,500 as requested.
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD-Upon.
motion by Commissioner Yeager second ,b\
C..mrmii.uner Tra) l.'-r and unarim.'.us .
%i-e the B..-rd .iient'jtJi ely approved $300,
Sas proposed.
911 SYSTEM-Clerk Lister advised
"the Board that the 911 budget has an
increase of 10.7%. He stated that this bud-
get is based on estimated revenues and
cash carried forward from previous years.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote,' the Board tentatively approved
$59,795, as requested.
WORK CREWS-Upon recommenda-
tion by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to increase
this budget by $14,771 (back to the 1998-
99 original approved budget). Commis-
si:."ner Stl-,le,, :c.r,,nded .fo:r discussion. The
rn,:t.rn anrj se. 'nd ,ere withdrawn.
Commissioner Peters motioned to tentative-
ly increase the Workcrew budget by
$26,200, Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion and it passed 5-0, for a total of
$134,245, the increase to be distributed as
follows: $6,140, District I, Equipment
$6,140, District II, Equipment; $6,140,
District III, Equipment; $1,140, District IV,
Equipment; $6,140, District V, Equipment;
$500, Floating.Crew, Equipment.
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ASSESS-
MENT/$12.50 SURCHARGE-Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and 'unanimous
vote. the Board tentatively approved
S '$12,000 as proposed.
SAFETY-Commissioner Yeager
motioned to tentatively approve the Safety
budget in the amount of $1,000 as request-'.
"ed. Upon Commissioner Stanley's second,
the motion passed 5-0.
INDUSTRIAL PARK-Chief Adminis-
'S trator Butler informed the Board that the
} $100,000 in the Industrial Park 'Buildings
line item was added in anticipation that the
State would appropriate these funds.
Commissioner Yeager informed the Board
that the State had denied this request and
the $100,000 should be removed from the
expenditure, as well as the revenue side of
the budget. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,.
Sand unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved to decrease the revenues and
Sexpeqnditures by $100.000, and appropriate
S. only $37,483 for Debt Service.
S'' AIRPORT-Chief Administrator Butler
Stated that the Board had applied for a
$577,300 grant (requiring no match) for the
SAirport and expenditures would be contin-
gent upon whether the grant was awarded.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, the motion
passed 4-1, Commissioner Peters opposed.
SPECIAL WATERWAYS PROJECT
PROGRAM-Upon motion by Commis-sion-
e- Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $17,000 as proposed by Chief
Administrator Butler.
COUNTY COURTHOUSE MAINTE-
NANCE-Chief Administrator Butler recom-
mended increasing Courthouse Mainten-
ance by 88,000-$10,000 to purchase a new
mower similar to the ones the City of Port
St. Joe uses to mow the medians. Upon


motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved to
increase the equipment line Item by
$10,000. Commissioner Traylor motioned
to tentatively approve the entire
Courthouse Mantenrance budget In the
amount of $315,785 (Includes $10,000
Increase to equipment). With Commissioner
Stanley's second, the mollon passed 5-0.


COUNTY BUILDING/WEWA MAINTE-
NANCE-Commissioner Traylor motioned
to tentatively approve this budget as
requested ($28,500) Upon Commissioner
Stanley's second, the motion passed 5-0.
COUNTY COURTHOUSE-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved $302,100 as
requested.
FRDAP GRANT-With Commissioner
Peters motion and Commissioner Stanley's
second, and a 5-0 vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved $133,000 for the Florida
Recreational Development Assistance
Program grant ($100,000 grant/$33,000
match).
BOATING IMPROVEMENT PRO-
JECTS-Commissioner Yeager motioned to
tentatively approved this budget as pro-
posed ($6,800).
Upon Commissioner Stanley's second,
the motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor stated that he would
like to consider this budget again at a later
time.'
COUNTY PLANNING-Upon Commis-
sioner Yeager's inquiry, Chief Administrator
Butler stated that the main purpose for this
budget was to meet the obligation of the
Comprehensive plan for Storm water. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and. unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved
$28,344 as proposed by Chief
.Administrator Butler.
COUNTY PLANNING/ARPC DUES-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and a 5-0
vote, the Board tentatively approved this
budget as proposed ($5,000).
COUNTY DEVELOPMENT/CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE/ECONOMIC DEV. COM-
MITTEE- meeting at 5:42 p.m., E.D,T.> Clerk Lister
presented a request from the Wewahitchka
Chamber of Commerce that was faxed to
his office this afternoon requesting
-$15,000. Clerk Lister stated that the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce had
requested $30,000, and the Economic
Development Committee is requesting
$20,000. Chairman Knox discussed the
need for the County to hire a person to
coordinate and work with the Chambers,
the EDC, and the TDC, as well as serve as
the main contact-between the State and the
County for. Economic and Tourist
Development. left the meeting at 5 44 p m.. and re turned
as 5:47 p.m.,. E.D T i Upon mout:.n by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively., approved to
decrease County Development by 82.51:0j:
approving a total of $47,500 for County
Development, as follows: $20,000 Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce; $20,000
Economic Development Committee; $7,500
Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce. ,
LAW ENFORCEMENT-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stan:e,'. and unanrim':.us
c"te. the Board tenidtlielv approved
S825,500 as proposed.
VETERAN'S SERVICE-Commis-sion-
er Peters motioned to tentatively approve
this .budget as submitted ($15,519).
Commissioner Traylor seconded foi discus-
sion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley concerning the 22.2% decrease in
the Veteran's Service budget, Chief
Administrator stated that some of the oper-
ating costs had been .shifted to.the SHIP
Fund. After discussion the mouor, then
passed 4-1, Stanley o:ppo.sed the decrease
DETENTION AND CORRECTIONS-
Li pon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stankre and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively approved
$14,900 as proposed.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/COUNTY
FIRE CONTROL CONTRIBUTION-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor,
Commissioner Yeager seconded for discus-
sion, and then with a unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved $9,476 as
requested.
PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, '.second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $141,974 as requested.
WEWAHITCHKA SEARCH AND RES-
CUE-Commissioner Traylor motioned to
tentatively approve $5,000 as requested.
With a second from Commissioner Stanley,
the motion passed unanimously
EMERGENCY. MANAGEMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley,. and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested (8145.4181
PORT ST. JOE SEARCH AND RES-
CUE-C.,,mmi.i.:.ner Staniey' motioned to
tentatr el, appro,' e t'iis budget as request-
ed; Commissioner Yeager seconded for dis-
cussion. The motion and second were with-
drawn. Commissioner Yeager motioned to
increase their budget request by $1,139,
funding their department at the same
amount as the 1998-99 budget year
($7,856). .Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion and it passed 5-0.
EMERGENCY SERVICES UNIT-
Upon motion by.Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, .the Board tentatively approved
$18,832 as requested.
MEDICAL EXAMINER-,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to. tenta-,
tively .approve $29,725 as requested.'
Commissioner Peters seconded arid the
motion passed 5-0.
COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE/DEBT
SERVICE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $15,749 for Debt Service as pro-
posed.
LITTER PREVENTION GRANT-
Commissioner Yeager motioned to tenta-
tively approve $17,000 as proposed.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
BOATING IMPROVEMENT GRANT-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Stanley, and
unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $7,000.
RECYCLING AND EDUCATION
GRANT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $59,290.
SMALL COUNTY SOLID WASTE
GRANT-Commissioner Yeager motioned to
tentatively approve $50,000 for'the Small
County Grant. With Commissioner
Stanley's second, the motion passed 5-0.
WASTE TIRE GRANT-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved $7,907
as proposed.
MOSQUITO CONTROL---Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the. Board tentatively approved
$49,628 as requested.
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT-


Joy Creamer with the County Health
Department appeared before the Board in
response to their budget request. Upon
motion by Commissioner, Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved $4,000
for Repair and Maintenance. $6,000 for
Debt Service payment on the Land pur-"
chase, and $49,033 for Aid to Other
Governmental Agencies.
LANDFILL-Commissioner Yeager
motioned to tentatively approve 876,950 as
requested. Commissioner Traylor seconded


for discussion. Commissioner Peters
inquired about the current landfill capaci-,
ty, voicing his concern about a future need
to purchase additional land. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that with the
present land, the County still had approxi-
mately six (6) more years before all the cells
would be full. After discussion, the motion
passed 5-0.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
.vote, the Board tentatively appr'.' ed the
Solid Waste Department budget for
$473 1
MENTAL HEALTH-Conimi-s:.-nfr
Yeager motioned to tentati el) iricresee
Senior Citizens by' $3,298 (same ais 1998-
99) and Non Sponsored Transportation
Disad,. ai.-aaad b. 5263 liame as 19899
and t,-ntativelv appr.,c ed the ,other budgis
as requested Con-,mmssi.oner Stanle, sec-
onded the rrmu, : nr d it passed ur,.,n-i
mously as IlIlo,10- Guidanc,e Clinic .'5 '591
Retarded Citizens Assoc. $9,062 B1-Ker Act.
Services $15,000; Senior Citizen-. As.:oc
$22,745; CSBG Trans/Disadv. $5,000; Non
Sponsored Transp. $2,163.
p. m. E.D.T.> '
HEALTH CARE/INDIGENT: HEALTH
CARE RESPONSIBILITY ACT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved
$56,412 for HCRA as proposed.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE-Commissioner Yeager motioned to
tentatively approve their request for
$201,798. Commissioner Stanley second-
ed, and it passed with a 4-1 vote.
Commissioner Peters opposed.
GULF COUNTY E.M.S.-Chief Admin-
istrator Butler recommended that the Gulf
County EMS budget be increased by
$30,249 due to a retirement rate class
change from regular to special risk for all
EMS personnel. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively approve $429,813
as recommended by Chief Administrator
Butler. Commissioner Stanley seconded,
and it passed unanimously.
WEWAHITCHKA MEDICAL CEN-
TER--Commissioner Peters motioned to
tentatively approve $6,000 as in previous
years (83.000, decrease). The motion died
for the lack of a second, For the record,
Commissioner Traylor stated that he had
sent Wewa Medical Center a letter approxi-
mately three (3) years age requesting infor-
mation on the usage of the money and
whether certain repairs/corrections had
been made to the facility. The only response
he received was an acknowledgment that
they had received the letter. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second .by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved not to allo-
cate any funds to the Wewahitchka Medical
Center in the 1999-20Q0 budget year
($9,000 decrease).
WELFARE/MEDICAID-Upon motion
'b, C.rrommissioner Ye~ser. second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
.vc.te the Board tentati'.ely approved
S132',00:.' a proposed by Clerk Lister
COMMODITY PROGRAM-Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to tentatively
accept this. budget as requested ($12,820)..
Commissioner Stanley seconded for discus-
sion. Chief Administrator discussed
installing a cooling unit in an old ambu-
lance to better transport Commodities to
distribution sites. Commissioner Trayldr
amended his motion to tentatively increase
the. Commodity budget/equipment line
,'item by". $2,178. With' Commissioner
-Stanley's second, the motion passed 5-0.
PARKS AND RECREATION-
Commissioner Yeager motioned to tenta-
tively approve $9,956 for Other Contract al
Services/City of Wewahitchka, $300 for
Rentals and Leases/Tucker Track; $15,000
Aid to, Other Governmental Agencies/City
of Port St. Joe .(a $10,000 decrease), and
add $5,000 for a Swim Program in South
Gulf County under Other Contractual
Services/Swim. Program. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion. Gulf County Hesaith Department arrived at
6:15 p.m., EST :. Wi.h a 5-0 vote. the Board
tentatively approved each item as stated.,
CAPITAL LEASE ACQUISITIONS-'
Chief Administrator recommended that
Board increase their 'Capital Lease
Acquisition budget/equipment line item by -
$100,000 for the purchase of four (4) vans
for the work crews. Commissioner Yeager
inquired about the. 5-year lease purchase
program and what type of equipment the
County would be looking to purchase under
this plan. Chief Administrator Butler stated
that the County needed the consider pur-
ch.'s.ng the f,:ill,.irg equipment 2 Dump
Trucks R.-,ad Dep-rtment, I Flatbed
Dump Road Department; 1 Roll Off
Truck Mosquito Control/Solid Waste
Dept.; 1 Pick Up Truck Mosquito
Control/Solid Waste Dept.; 1 3/4 Ton
Utility Truck Water Department; 3 Roll
Off Containers.
Commissioner Traylor stated that the
County had not purchased new equipment
in 3-5 years and needed to upgrade their
equipment. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $100,000 for new equipment and
$78,624 for Debt Service as proposed by
Chief Administrator Butler.
STATE ATTORNEY ADMINISTRA-;
TION-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $2,100 as proposed.
PUBLIC DEFENDER ADMINISTRA-
TION-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
arid unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $4,000 as proposed.
COUNTY COURT JUDGE-Commis-
sioner' Peters motioned to tentatively
approve the County Judge's budget as
requested ($10,354). With Commissioner
Yeager's second, the motion passed 5-Q.
CIRCUIT COURT OPERATIONS-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Stanley, and
unanimous yote, the Board tentatively
approved $8,348. .
COURT REPORTER/CIRCUIT CRIM-
INAL-Commissioner Yeager motioned to
tentatively approve this budget as proposed
($11,379). Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
WITNESS MANAGEMENT/CIRCUIT
CRIMINAL-Upon motion by Commission-
er Traylor, second by Commissioner
Stanley, and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively approved $1.296 as proposed
for Witness Management/Circuit Criminal.
CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER/CIR-
CUIT CRIMINAL-Upon motion by Com-
missioner Yeager, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively approved $19,000 as proposed by
SClerk Lister.
LIBRARIES-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved $84,755 for
Libraries as requested.
EXTENSION AGENT-Upon inquiry
by the Board, Chief Administrator Butler


explained that the $8,000 under Other
Current Charges and Obligations is a new
service that blends with Home Economics
in which the University of Florida pays one-
half (1/2) of the cost of the program.
Commissioner Peters motioned to approved
this budget as requested ($66,905).
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion. Chairman Knox requested Chief


Administrator Butler to contact Mr. Roy Lee
Carter, Extension Agent, requesting a list of
each employee in that office; defining what
their jobs are, for the Board's knowledge.
The motion then passed 5-0.
SOIL CONSERVATION-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved $1,000 for
State Forestry Conservation and $5,059 for
k*"Contract: Secretary Technician as request-
ed. '
.SHERIFF'S AUXILIARY-Upon
motion by Commissioner Stanley, second
by. Commissioner Peters, and unanimous,
vote, the Board tentatively approved $2,000'
as requested.
COURT REPORTER: CIRCUIT JUVE-
NILE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $1,686 as proposed.
'WITNESS MANAGEMENT/CIRCUIT
JUVENILE-Commissioner Stanley
motioned to tentatively approve $270 as
proposed. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion and it passed 5-0.
COURTHOUSE FACILITIES-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and a 5-0 vote, the
Board tentatively approved $8,000.
ARTICLE V TRUST FUND-Commis-
sioner Yeager motioned to tentatively
approved this request for $166,627
($100,000 1999-2000 Appropriation/
$66,627 Balance brought forward 1998-
1999)., With Commissioner Stanley's' sec-
ond, the motion passed 5-0.
COURT REPORTER/COUNTY CRIM-
INAL-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters.
and unanimous vote. the Board tentatively
approved this budget as proposed 184 000)
WITNESS MANAGEMENT/COUNTY
CRIMINAL-Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to tentatively approve $440 for
Witness Management/County Criminal.,
Commissioner Stanley seconded the mot-on
and it passed unanimously.
CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER/
COUNTY CRIMINAL-Upon motion by'
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved
$4,200.
RESERVES- CONTINGENCY. AND
CASH TO BE BROUGHT FORWARD--
.Commissioner Yeager motioned to' tenta-
tively approve Reserve for Contingencies for
$175,000; and Resernes for Cash to be
brought 'lorard for S275.000 With
Commissioner Stanley's second, the mouon
passed 5-0.
The Board recessed at 6:39 pmn.,
E.S.T.
The Board reconvened at 7:07 p.m.,
E.S.T.
FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND-
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond' by Commissioner Yeager, and a 5-0
vote, the Board tentatively approved the
Fine and Forfeiture Fund at S 1.747.290.
COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE
.FUND-ULipon 'Chief Adminirustrator Butlers
recommendation to fund* this department
at the same budget as 1998-1999,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to increase
the County Road and Bridge Fund by
'$49,297. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the moucon and It passed 5-0. (Total Road
and Bridge budget $768,908). I. -
SECONDARY ROAD AND BRIDGE
'FUND-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and. a 5-0 vote, the" Board -entauvely
approved $335.148 as proposed by Clerk
Lister
MOSQUITO. CONTROL STATE I/.
WASTE TIRE ABArEMENT-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second' by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved
$43,304.
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT FUND-Clerk Lister 'stated that
South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department had requested to bring forward
$146,605 from 1998-1999 to pa, for their
new fire truck that would not be completed
until October, 1999. He further stated that
due to the increase in the tax base. there is
excess over what the departments hame
requested and requested the Board direc-
tion concerning this excess: Commissioner
Yeager motioned to tentatively approve
South Gulf County Fire Department's
request to bring forward ,$146,605,. and
fund each department and/or recipient the
same as last year's budget, splitting equal-
ly any excess between the four (4) County
Fire Departments within the St. Joseph
Fire Control District under the equipment
line item. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion, and it passed 5-0. Distribution
as follows- Beaches Fire Department
S5' 199. Highland Viea Fire Department
$36.242: W\hite City Fire Department,
836.27 0 Aid to, Government Agencies;/City
of Port St Joe 84 200 Payment to
Government Agency/District Assessment
$175; South Gulf County Fire Department
$189,551; Gulf County: Fireman's
Association $500.
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT-Commissioner Stanley motioned to
tentatively approve $18,319 for the
Dalkeith Fire Deparrimenlt. 610.'245 for the
City of Wewahit:hka s Fire Department,
and $175 'for: Payment to Government
Agencies/District Assessment. Commis-
sioner-Peters ,seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
OVERSTREET FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $8,045..
HOWARD CREEK FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT/GENERAL FUND-Clerk Lister
presented a letter from the Howard Creek
Fire Department requesting the Board fund
their annual loan payment of $6,114 out of
the Board's General Fund, allowing their
department to use generated funds from Ad
Valorem Taxes to operate on. Commissioner
Stanley commended the Fire Department
for their fund raising efforts. Commissioner
Peters motioned, to tentatively approve
funding 50% of their request in the Board's
General Fund ($3,057) for debt service on
the fire truck for the 1999-2000 budget
year only and tentatively approving the
''Howard Creek Fire Control District budget
for $7,678. Commissioner Traylor seconded
'the motion and it passed 5-0. Chairman
Knox again stressed that this will only be
for the 1999-2000 fiscal year.
EMS GRANT FUND-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved this
.budget for $1,500.
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PRO-
GRAM FUND. (SHIP)-Commissioner
Traylor motioned to tentatively approve the
. SHIP budget as proposed. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion and it passed
5-0 ($705,875).
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT FUND-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved this
budget as proposed by Clerk Lister
($87.852),.


GULF COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVE-
MENT REVENUE FUND-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved
$2,183,307.
GULF COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
AND ACQUISITION FUND-Clerk Lister
explained to the Board that this money was


MINUTES OF THEs 0 0


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

sI


TRACTOR/CAPITAL LEASE ACQUI-
SITIONS/GENERAL FUND-Commissioner
Traylor motioned to tentatively increase the
Capital Lease Acquisitions/Equipment line
item by $28,000 to purchase a 4-Wheel
Drive John Deere tractor for the Road
Department. Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion and it passed 4-0.
Commissioner' Traylor stated that the
County needed to consider purchasing the
same type (Make) of equipment for mainte-
nance and parts purposes.
NORTH FLORIDA (WEWA) MEDICAL
CENTER-Commissioner Stanley reported
that he had checked with North Florida
Medical Center and informed the Board
that they operate on the sliding fee scale.
Commissioner Traylor commented that the
purpose for their request was for renova-


left over from their 1995 Road paving pro-
ject. Chairman Knox inquired of County
Attorney Tim McFarland whether he had
researched the matter of how this excess
could by used by the County. County
Attorney stated that he had not researched
that matter as of yet, but would check into
it and get'back with the Board. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanle.,. and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved
$59,605.
OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM
FUND-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $132,474'.
GULF COUNTY (BEACHES) WATER
SYSTEM FUND-Commissioner Yeager
motioned to tentatively approve the
Beaches Water System budget in, the
amount of $160,500. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
FUND-Upon 'motion by Commissioner
Yeager, 'second 'by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget ,in the amount of
$118 000
WHITE CITY WATER -SYSTEM
FUND-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved the White City Water System bud-
get for $90,765.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TRUST
FUND-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved to increase this fund by $10,000
based on anu.cipated re' enues. for a total of
S35.000
LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRUST
FUND-Cornmissioner Peters motioned 'to
tentatuvely approve this budget as proposed
by Clerk Lister. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion and it passed 5-0
ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING/GEN-
ERAL FUND/COUNTY COURTHOUSE-
Upon inquinr by Commissioner Yeager
Chief Administrator advised the Board that
the estimated cost of finishing the
Admmilstrauve Building is $300,000 for
which we will have a $300,000 grant in
1999-2000 budget ;ear. Upon recommen-
dation by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to increase
County Courthouse /Equipment by $75,000
for furniture, furnishings for the Adminis-
trative Building Commissioner Stanley
seconded the moUon and it passed unani-
mously
RESERVE FOR CONTINGENCIES/
GENERAL FUND-Comrtissioner Yeager
motioned to increase Reserve for
Con tingencies by S50.000 for future needs.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
and it passed 5-0
ECONOMIC DEV./TOURIST DEVEL-
OPMENT COMMITTEES LIAISON PER-
SON-ULipon motion by Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner Peters.
and unanimous vote. the Board tentatively
approved to add S20,000 for a Liaison per-
son to serve between the Economic
Development Committee, the Tourist
Development Committee. and the
Chambers of Commerce. under the direc-
don of the Board of County Commissioners.
CAPITAL LEASE ACQUISITIONS-
Commissioner Traylor motioned to increase
the Capital Lease Acquismons/equipment
line item by 515.000 to purchase a used 1-
ton pickup truck for the Road Department.
Commissioner Traylor stated that the Road
Department needed something to mount a
hydraulic lift system for changing tires on
tractors and heavy equipment. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion and it
passed 5-0.
BUDGET WORKSHOP-Chairman
Knox scheduled their next budget work-
shop for Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T. ,
Upon Commissioner Peters' motion
and Commissioner' Stanley's second, the
meeting did then adjourn at 7:50 p.m.,
EST -
.TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 22, 1999
BUDGET WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: 'Chairman. Tommy Knox, and
Commissioners John Stanley, Jr., Billy E,
Traylor, and Warren J Yeager. Jr.
Others present were Clerk Benny C.
Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham Deputy Clerks Towan P.
McLemore and Rebecca L. Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, and County
'Attorney Tim McFarland.
,. The meeting was .called to order at'
5:03 p.m., E.S.T., by Chairman Knox. .
TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE-Clerk
Lister informed the Board of the new mill'-
age rate of 7.1035, which is $146,546 over
the rolled-back rate.
PRIMARY CARE FOR CHILDREN
AND FAMILIES CHALLENGE GRANT-
Clerk Lister requested direction from the
Board concerning information faxed to him
regarding a grant to be received in the
amount of $146,500; Gulf County Public
Health Unit being the sub-grantee. The
Board took no action at this time.
.TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE-
Commissioner' Traylor requested the
amount the Board would need to add to the
budget to get the millage rate back to the
1998-1999 rate of 7.5883. Clerk Lister
informed the Board that they.would need to
add S346.892 to the expenditures to raise
the millage rate up to 7,5883.
RESERVE FOR CONTINGENCIES/
OTHER NEEDS-Chief Administrator
Butler informed the Board that an addi-
tional $10,278 would need to be added to
the $50,000 previously set aside (at the
July 20, 1999 workshop) in Reserve for
Contingencies/General Fund for other
needs, then distributed accordingly.
Additionally, Chief Administrator Butler
recommended the Board adjust the salary
of Veteran's Service' Officer/SHIP
Administrator to be comparable with the
Maintenance Supervisors salary.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to increase
the Fine and Forfeiture Fund by $1,220,
increase the County Road and Bridge Fund
by $23,165, and adjust the appropriate line
items and Reserve for Contingencies in the
General Fund, as outlined by Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion and it passed
4-0.
COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT-
Commissioner Traylor stated that he had
checked into the purpose for the additional
$8,000 requested by the County Agent and
it is to staff a person that lives in Liberty
County who will come to Gulf County two
(2) days'a week for Home Economics. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively agreed to decrease the
County Extension Agent/Other Current
Charges and Obligations line item by
$8,000.


EXPENDITURES:
Emergency Management: 39125-64000.
Equipment, $19,900.
County Health Department: 42562-49100,
Payment to other Government Agency,
$109,500.
Emergency 911: 24329-64000, Equipment,
$5,000.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers, this the 8th day of Septemnber, 1999.
(end)


These Minutes were
submitted recently.
They will be continued
nest week.


tion to the exam and X-Ray room, replace
sub-flooring In the hallway, and correct the
venting system of the Heating and Cooling
Unit.
WEWAHITCHKA EMS/CONTRACT
EMPLOYEES-Chief Administrator Butler
inquired of the Board about the
Wewahitchka EMS/Contract employees.
The Board took ho action.
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACIL-
ITIES-Chairman Knox discussed the need
to set aside funds for the repair and main-
tenance of parks and recreational facilities,
including installauon of Fire Hydrants. that
the. Water Systems employee, Gerald
Shearer, performs from time to time that
are outside his normal water system duties.
.Commissioner Traylor motioned to increase
General Fiund/Parks 'and Recreational
Facilities: ,Salaries, by $20,000. Commis-
sioner Stanley seconded the motion and it
passed 4-0.
DEFIBRILLATORS/FIRE DEPART-
MENTS-Commlssioner Startle,' discussed
the possibility of equipping the fire depart-
ments with deflbrlllators. using EMS
Director Shane McGuffin to train and certi-
fy the volunteers. He further stated. that
Prudential has a program that will pay
$1,000 toward the purchase of a defibrilla-
tor. The Board took no acuon..
ROAD PAVING/MILLAGE RATE/
RESERVE FOR CONTINGENCY-
Chairman Knox discussed the need to pave
certain County roads, specifically, the
Howard Creek road. Commissioner Yeager
voiced his concern about paving roads with
Ad Valorem dollars, stating that road
paving had always been paid for from
Secondary Road and Bridge funds or Bond
Issues. Commissioner Yeager agreed that
the Howard Creek road needed to be paved
and suggested using Secondary Road and
Bridge funds and/or the balance remaining
in the Construction and Acquisluon Fund
to do this. Chairman Knox passed the
Chair to Commissioner Traylor and
motioned to levy last year's village rate of
7.5883. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion for discussion. Upon inquiry
from the Board, Clerk Lister stated that the
additional funds could be placed in the cat-
egories applicable to the Board. Following
discussion, the Board tentatively agreed to
levy last year's County-Wide millage rate of
7.5883 placing the excess in the General
Funds' Reserve for Contingency. The
motion passed by a 3-1 vote with chairman
Traylor and Commissioner's Knox and
Stanley voting yes, and Commissioner
Yeager voting no.. Chairman Traylor
returned the Chair to Commissioner Knox.
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING-The Board
tentatively set the first public hearing for
Tuesday, September 7. 1999 at 5.01 p m .
E.S.T., contingent upon it not conflicting
with the School Board s public hearing.
DEPENDENT SPECIAL FIRE DIS-
TRICTS--Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley. second by Commissioner Traylor
and unarnimous vote. the Board tentatively
set the millage rate for each Dependent
Special Fire District at .5000 mills.
TENTATIVE BUDGETS-Upon motion
by Commissioner Stanley. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and a 3- 1 vote, the
Board tentauvely approved the 1999-2000
budget. Commissioner Yeager.opposed.
Upon motion 'by Commissioner
Stanley and second by Commissioner
Yeager. the meeting did then adjourn at
5:49 p m E.S.T..
TOMIMY KNOX. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 8. 1999
BUDGET HEARING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met ,this date in special
session with the following .members pre-
sent: Chairman. Tommy Knox, and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr, John
*Stanley, Jr., Billy Traylor and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were- Clbri'Benny C.
E'Lfste,; 'Chief 'Deputy Clerk. Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy :' Clerks-' Towan
McLemore arid Rebecca Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. County Attorney
Tim McFarland, Building Inspector Michael
Hammond, Assistant Planner David
Richardson, Veteran's Service/SHIP
Administrator Bo Williams, Solid Waste
Coordinator Joe Danfdid, and Maintenance
Supervisor Joe Bearden.
The meeting was called: to order at
5:03 p m E S.T by Chairman Knox
TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATES-Clerk
Lister Iniormed the Board that the County-
Wide millage rate is 7.5883 mills and each
Dependent Fire District is .5000 mills each.
Clerk Lister stated that the current pro-
posed aggregate millage rate of'7.8812
exceeds the current aggregate rolled-back
rate of 7.1445 by 10.31%. Clerk Lister fur-
ther stated that the major reasons for the
proposed increase were' due to increases in
the -Life and Health Insurance for employ-
ees, County Development/Economtc
Development: Committee, Park and
Recreational Facilities salary, Capital Lease
Acquisition/Projects, and Reserve for
Contingencies.
PUBLIC COMMENT-Chairman Knox
called for comments from the public. The
following persons appeared before the
-Board opposing the proposed tax increase
and paving roads with Ad Valorem Tax dol-
lars. Publishing Company, Inc. arrived at 5:12
p.m., E.S.T.> Wayne Taunton; Dr. Robert
King; Curtis Lowe.
RESOLUTION 99-23 INCREASING
CASH CARRY FORWARD AND REV-
ENUE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second, by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, thd Board adopted
the following resolution.


WHEREAS. the Gulf County Boara 'or
County Commissioners 'of Gulf 'County,'
Florida, anticipates receiving additional
revenue for the 1999-2000 fiscal year that
was not included in the tentative budget;
and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners of Gilf County,
Florida, anticipates carrying forward addi-
tional cash for the 1999-2000 fiscal year
that was not included in the tentative bud-
get;,and
WHEREAS, said revenue and cash
carry forward is needed to help pay certain
expenditures to be incurred in the 1999-
2000 fiscal year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:
1. That the 1999-2000 tentative'bud-
get be increased as follows:
GENERAL FUND

State Grant: 00134-23000, Emergency
Management Preparedness Asst.,
$19,900; 00134-20001, Primary Care
Challenge Grant, $109,500.
Balance Brought Forward/Cash: 00198-
99000, Balance Brought Forward:
Cash, $5.000.












PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1999



PU BLICNOTICES


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.
Plaintiff.
vs CASE NO.: 5:99cvI36SPM
LOUELLA MOATES.
Defendant.
/
AMENDED ORDER FOR SERVICE OF
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
PLAINTIFF, by and through its 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 Northeast corner of Section 3,
Township 6 South, Range 9 West. Gulf County,
Florida and thence run South 02'05'39" East
along the East boundary of said Section 3 for
657.31 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING: thence '
continue South 02*05'39" East long said East
boundary for 110.55 feet; thence South
62040'00" 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 6240'00" East for:
361.35 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said land
lying and being in Section 3, Township 6 South,
Range 9 West. Gulf County, Florida and having
an area.of 0.76 acres, more .or less. Also being
known as Lot 16 of the unrecorded plat of Turkey
Run Estates.
And it appearing to the court that said defendant
is not an inhabitants of and cannot be 'found
within the State of Florida, and has voluntarily
appeared herein, and personal service upon her
is not practical because her whereabouts, resi-
dence and address are unknown, and the Court
being advised in the premises, it is
ORDERED that the defendant, Louella Moates,
appear and:file responsive pleadings to the com-
plaint for foreclosure of a lien on the above
described property with the Clerk, United States
District Court, U.S. Courthouse, 401 S. E. First
Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 3260-, on or before
December 9. 1999, and in default thereof the
Court will proceed to a hearing and adjudication
of this suit the same as' if. said defendant had
been personally served in the State of Florida and
such shall, as regards the Defendant who does
not appear, effect only the real property
described above. This Order is to be published in
THE STAR. a newspaper of general circulation in
Gulf County. Flonda once each week for six (6)
consecutive weeks, commencing no later than
two weeks aftei. the date hereof.
DONE and ORDERED'this 12th day of October,
1999. ,
/s/ STEPHAN P. MICKLE, DISTRICT JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
6tc, October 28, November 4, 11. 18 and 25, and
December 2. 1999.


IN .THE CIRCUIT 'COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION,
CASE NO.: 99-155 CA
SOURCE ONE MORTGAGE
SERVICES CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
DONA S. JONES AND
JOHNNY R. RAKER, ETAL.
Defendants. .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16.
1999. and entered in Case N.:, 99-155 CA. of the
Circuit Court of Lth 14th -Judicial Circuit iar and for
Gulf Counr.r. Flonda aherem SOURCE ONE. MORT.
GAGE SERVICES CORPORATION s Plaintiff and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNNY R RAKER.
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONA S JONES DONA 5S
JONES JOHNNY R RAKER. UNITED STATES OF
AMERJCA BAY HOSPITAL iNC D/B.A,'HCA GULF
COAST HOSPITAL BILLY CARR CHEV-OLET. INC .
THE BAY MEDICAL CENTER AUXILLARY INC
A/K/A/ BAY: _____ AN UNKNOWN PERSON IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants I wdill _eli [ the hiyestl and be-t bidder
for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF COUiRTHOUSE ci'
Lhe Gulf- l-'ny"Crounhouse in Fort 5t Je-
Flonda- a T I'TOar-- EST '.rn the day f', Decr. iuer
9lh. 1999.Lhw ri'ilowmig dec-cnbed propermam se -
forLh m inaid Final Judgmen to0 ltl
SEE ATTACHED E -iBrFT "A
DATED this 17th day of No,vember. 1999I
BENNY C LISTER
As Clerk olf aid Con"n
B. /i M P1Vaugh-an
As Deputy Clerk
Submitted by '
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON. P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
5400 N.W. 21st Terrace
Fon Lauderdale. FL 33309
Telephone (95-14 453-0365 .
Facurunde 19541771.6052
Exhibit "A" to Morigaae da'ted Jul( 27 1995 in the
amount of -4 1.027 9i bv ana beraeen First Union
National bank of Flonda. Inc. (Lender) and Thomas
SA.L Humphrey and RoDmn K. Humphre v iBor.aaeAI
Exhibit "A
A poruon of the SE 1/4 of SE 1.4 of Sectior, 10.
Township 7 South. R-ange I0 W tL Gulf Counrv.,
flonda being more particul jly descnbed as flIlow's
Comnmencing at a St Joe Paper COrNpany mnonu-
ment mriakmng the NW corner of SE 1.4 of SE 1/4 of


SPrudential
1 Resort Realty of
;. St. George Island


Hunter Education Course


Slated in Franklin County


section 10, Township 7 South. Range 10 West:
thence S. 68*44'55" E. 663.39 feet to an Iron rod at
the SE'ly right-of-way intersection of two county
roads for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence S.
67-42'34" E. along the Southwesterly right-of-way
line of a 50-foot paved county road for 160.00 feet to
an iron rod; thence, leaving said Southeasterly
right-of-way line S. 1100'33" W. 139.00 feet to an
Iron rod; thence N. 67*42'34" W. 160.00 feet to an
Iron rod on the SE'ly right-of-way line of a county
road (not open); thence N. 1100'33" E. along said
SE'ly right-6f-way line for 139.00 feet to the POINT
.OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.501 acres, more or
less.
2tc. November 25'and December 2. 1999:

IN THE.CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA


IN RE: ESTATE OF
EMELINE BELIN EBERSOLE


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering a hunter education
course in Franklin County in
December.
The 16 hour course will be
taught at the Apalachicola
Community Center, located at 1'
Bay Avenue in Apalachicola, from
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday,
December 3; from 8:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December
4: and from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00'


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
SGulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have
objections. that challenge the validity of the will; the
qualifications of the personal representative, venue,
or Jurisdiction of this.Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 'OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ,
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is served within three
(3) months after the date of the first publication of
this notice, must file their claims, with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST 'PUBLICATION OF-THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM..
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against t the decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3)' MONTHS AFTER. THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS.NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND' OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL, BE FOREVER BARRED.,
The date of firstpublication of this Notice is
November 22, 1999.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98 ,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 6990700
Co-Personal Representatives:
Jacob C. Belin C. Leonard Belih;'
1601 Garrison Avenue 1014 Palm Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc, November 25 and December 2, 1999. '
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR--
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITOF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estateof
Monroe H. Lynch, Case No. 99-53-CP
Deceased.
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Paul & Paulette Want

You To Take Them Home

Paul and Paulette are two and'
a half months old, and are a long-
haired shepherd and collie mix.
They along with their friends, are
cookingg for a good home.
Paul and Paulette's friends
include: two grey teenage cats,


BENNETT, LOUGE & BENNETT, CHARTERED
P.O. Box 2422
.Panama City. FL 32402
(850) 763-4671 .
Fl rida ,r NIsa. rm.,.7 '
Person Giving Notice: :
Martha Lynch Hohl
715 Oak Bluff Drive
Daphne, AL 36526
2tc, November 25, & December.2, 1999


very personable; one solid black
cock-a-poo, leash trained, about
16-18 pounds; one cream mixed
basset; one mixed lab; one full-.
blooded cream lab-- a total of 25
dogs Lhat need a home.
Won't you adopt a pet today?


VFW Disclaimer


According .to Carlos Wight,
the John C. Gainous Post 10069,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, in no
way endorses any estate planning
firm, or any particular firm ,of
attorneys. The Livinig Trust
Seminar being held on December
2 at 10:30 a.m., is sponsored by a
firm that has rented our facility.
The VFW is riot affiliated with, nor
in any way endorses this firm or
program:


noon on Sunday, December 6.'
Attendance is required at all class
sessions and the range in order to
complete the course.
The course is required for
anyone born 'on or after June, 1,,
1975 to purchase a hunting
license.
Persons interested in attend-,
ing this course are asked to calf
the FWC's regional office i-ri
Panama City at (850) 265-3676 to
pre-register. .


Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
CAPE SAN BLAS
NEW Listing, New Gulf Front Home Under Constructionl 5 6BR/4BA. enclosed 2 car
garage, Ap. 2400+ SF, Cape San Bias Eslates. $489,900.
NEW Listing, Bay Front Home, 2BR/2BA, dock, new storm shutters, new deck area, new .
sunroom. Views from almost every room. $269,900
Gulf Front Townhouse, "Jarae", 28R/2.5BA. $152,000.
Gulf Front Townhouse, "Pelican Point", 2BR/2.5BA. $158,000.
Gulf Front Townhouse, "Cagle"; 2BR/2.5BA. $ 158,000.
2 Bay Front Lots, Ap. 90.7' x 330' MOL. $90,500 each.
Gulf Front Townhouse, Cape Shoals umi 7. 2BR/2.5BA $165,000.
Barrier Dunes Lots, 4 & 5, Ap. 82'x100' MOL. $41,900 each .
Brighton By the Sea, Gulf Front home! Excellent views and FED. FLOOD INS.
AVAILABLE! Ap. 1,700 sq. ft. of living space, 3BR/3.75BA. $305,000.


SALES ASSOCIATES
Margaret Fletcher
Jeff Fletcher
Kim Harrison


margaretf@florida-lach.com
defrey~fiforida-bia~hxcom
,m~lrido-,beach.com.


MANAGER ,-
Vicie Davis .
Cape San Blas/St. Joe Beach
vi ckie@Rorda-beach cornm


NOTICE, TO CREDITORS
.(Sumrmary adminisLrauon)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in the
estate of Monroe H. Lynch, deceased, File
Number 99-53-CP, by the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Flonda Probate Divisior. the addre of
which is Prcbaie Dii-tio.n, P 0 Box 2269.
Panama City. FL 32402 and that the names and
addresses ,L thoe to whom i hss been assigned
by such order are: Martha Lynch Hohl.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All Creditors of the decedent and other person.
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate cn whom a copy of this nouce is served
within three moriths after the dalte of the first
publication of this n)uce mu1 t file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF, THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE 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 deci-enti must file their claims with thi
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER 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 publication of thi, Notice is
November 25,, 1999
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Derrick Bennett, Esq.


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


St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293.0428, ext. 107






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Cape San Bias Bayoront. Kilgallin
Home, a luxurious 3BR/2BA home,
with cathedral ceiling, warm wood
interior with lots of windows, 'hard-
wood and tile floors, fireplace, ele-
gant master bath, porch, satellite
dish, workshop. $265,000. MLS
#4160







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Port St. Joe, 1007 Marvin Avenue,
3BR/2BA, 2100 sq. ft. family home.
with large kitchen, pantry, breakfast
bar, family room, fireplace, Florida
room, deck and workshop. Great
neighborhood for the kids, close io the
ball parks. $132,900. MLS#3989.


BEACON HILL AREA: Unique
3BR/2BA, plus bonus loft, beach cot-'
tage. Outstanding' view of the Gulf of
Mexico and sunset's second to none.
This 1,625 sf delightful cottage sits
on a 100'x250' home sitehigh 'atop
the hill. A must see! $259,000. MLS
#4236



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BAY FRONT LOT New Listing!!! Cape San Bias overlook-
ing Pig Island..100' wide by approx. 750' deep. $119,00.0.
INDIAN PASS GULF FRONT New Listing!" Florida the
way it used to yJi E icC"A Cn ately 50 w,
wide each. Lush vegetation, rolling dunes front a wonderful
expanse of beach. $149,000 each.
Gulf Front- V SfA i e WrTflh als left? How
about 61' on theuT,288' deep, perTectforRV site with
brand new boardwalk and only $69,000.,
Dolphin Beach New Listingl Have it all: sunrise on the
bay, sunsets over the Gulf! This lovely neighborhood will
host some of the; prettiest homes on the Cape thanks to the
thoug.htfulcare and consideration written into the recorded
covenants and architectural controls. $89,900.


Cape San Bias, Beachfront
Condominium. Antiqua Drive,
2BR/2BA, 1200 sq. ft condo with
an open floor plan, fireplace, wall to
wall carpeting, covered patio.
Gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Some furnishings included.
$165,000. MLS#4034.


1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and 4 are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


Gulf View Greenhill suDbivision oTTers wonaerTu i Uuil
views at prices as attractive as the surrounding scenery!
5 homesites to choose from across from prestigious Gulf
Pines. $39;000 each.

Treasure Bay Deeded Bay access is included w/this
first tier lot off St. Joe Bay. Approx. 101x215' on C-30A
not .far from Presnell's boat launch. $12,950.

Peninsula Estates- 'We.have a variety of lots to choose
from in this increasingly popular neighborhood within
walking distance of the State park. All lots include' deeded
access to both the Bay and the Gulf. Prices starting as


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AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITEE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
.10'* Buer: FPer.urn *AB1239, AU 1737AU1743





1959 Buick Very Good Condition. PS,
PB, A/C. Lots of chrome and big' fins.
Nb rust. Drive anywhere. $3800.' Call.:
229-9058. Itc 12/2-
S Moving, must sell! 1993 Ford Ranger,,
430 V-6, 5-speed, PS, A/C, AM/FM cas-
sette, tinted windows, aluminum
wheels, tool box. $4,200 FIRM. Can be'
seen at 1609 Palm Blvd.227-3761.2tp 12/2


WANTED!
SETTLED TENANT
for small 2-bedroom apartment.
517 1/2 4th St (upper)
Port St. Joe
AC/Stove/Refrigerator/Microwave
$240:per month/water paid/
References Required
227-3579 u


2BR extra large duplex apt., C/ H&A.
washer/dryer, screened porbh, near
'beach, no pets, prefer long term. $6001:
per mth. Call Chuck 648-821 1.tfc 12/2
House on Whiting St. In Highland View.
$450 per month, plus$200 security
deposit. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2
For Rent or Sale: 2BR trailer off
Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. Call Bill
Carr 229-6061, leave message. tfc 12/2


1988 Plymouth Voyager. $1,000 OBO,
"AS IS". Call 227-3625. 3tp 12/2 2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
SCrystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfe 12/2


1992 Chevrolet Lumina ,uro, 6 cyl.,
4-door, runs, needs some work. Make
offer. Call 648-4886, leave messagei.i,,
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXI, Loaded.
All leather interior. 13.000 miles, sUtill
under factory warranty. -17" steel spoke
wheels, sun roof. In mint condition.,
S18,500. Call 639-2736. 4t12/72
Nb'TDown Pay-ment! Assume payments
on,-beautiful, like new '96 T-Bird,
S300/mo. Red/tan Interior, all power,
periect mechanical cond. The perfect
alternative to those incredible new car
pages! 647-9286 2tp 11/25
1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, good
cond.. 81.500. Call 827-2937. 4tp 11/18


2BR/1BA house. 9th St., PSJ. $385 per.
mo. Call 229-2748 or 647-9214 tfc. 12/2
Spacious 3BR/2BA home, fireplace,
den. Ig yard fully fenced, ideal for kids &
pets, 1 1/2 blks from' beach. 236
Balboa St. St. Joe Beach. S650 per mo.
Call 647-9286 3tp 12/2
3BR/2BA unfurnished home for rent.
O,&A, in Me.co Beach. In walking dis-
tance to beach. S650/mo plus deposit.
Call 647-3335 or 227-5611. 2tc 11/25
In Wenwa: RV & mobile home lots for
rent. S80 per mo. 850-639-5721.-,c 1, si
2BR/IBA mobile ,home. 236 Pine St..
St. Joe Beach. S350 per month. Call
647-8980. tic 11/18
Large IBR unfurrushed apartment at
1508 Long Ave. No pets. Deposit
required. Call 229-6825. 4tp 11/18
2BR unfurnished trailer at 118 Narvaez
St.. St. Joe Beach. No pets. Deposit.
required. Call 229-6825. 4tp 11/18
Hdme For Rent: 2BR/2BA, furnished,
gilf view on Hwy. 98a Call 647-9214;.
4tc 12/2

2BR/2BA newer mobile home 2 blocks
from beach in Mexico Beach. $450 per
inmonth. Call 648-4365 tfc 12/2


House For Rent in PSJ: 3BR/2BA, living
room. dining room. kitchen,, laundry,,.
room, nice yard. storage shed. cent.
H&A. no pets. S470/mo.. 8470/sec.
dep. Call 227-351 tic 12/2
Mobdle home lot for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tic 12/2


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


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


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


.Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106
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Trailer for rent 5 miles from Olerstreet
bridge. Call 648-5306. tic 12/,2
2 bedroom apartment unfurnished:
cable, water & garbage furnished.
;'Ocean view, 1004 Hwy. 98. Mexico
Beach.'$550 per mLh + $550 deposit on
1-year lease. Call before 6:00 CT 648-
4922 or 648-5139. tfc 12/2
'A nice. clean, quiet. upstairs IBR effl-
clency type apartment In PSJ. Fully fur-
nished with all utilities included.
$100/wk or 4-00/,mo. Deposit
requlired.Call 639-3600 nights & week-
ends o'r 229-2727 days tic 12/2
New 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex for
rent in Mexico Beach. $495 per month
plus deposit. Call 648-5476. tfc 12/2
1. and 2 bedroom apartments for rent 2
-blocks from beach. Reasonable. 'Call
647-3220 or 648-9572. tfc 12/2
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent.
Ask about free month's move-in. Call
648-8201. tfc 12/2
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 12/2

Liberty Mardr- Apts. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing'"
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tic ,12/2


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
i-efrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove. fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air.
asher/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/ '
dryer hookup. '
Call 229-6777 aJter 7 p.m. tc 12/2


MINI STORAGE
f! 0, Oc. 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
Mini Bl:'ds
On-site Management
Voice/T1Y Aceess M
(352) 472-3952


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

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952
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
'27 Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 MiT-
tfc 10/7


2/2 furnished home Cape San Bias.
Boardwalk to beach, covered deck, split
floor plan. $650/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty. 227-2000... ,.
We have several long and short-term
rental units at lMe.eo 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. t' fc 12/2


Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3, bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes .for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 12/2
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 12/2.





Yard Sale: Fri., 12/3, 8:30-1:00.
Clothes, bicycles, knick knacks, house-
wares. 2492 Bayview Dr., along Hwy 98,
Highland View. Itp 12/2


Garage Sale: Sat.. Dec 4. 8:00-noon.
New Nordic Track ab works, solid cher-
ry end table, lamps, childs car bed,.
toys. childs bike, Xmas tree. clothes
(boys size 3, gLrls size 1-5, womens. AMl
kinds of things. 2026 Marvin Ave. 1 12/2


Garage Sale: Sat., 12/4, 8:00-3:00.
Sega Genesis w/CD & 32x system con-
troller & games, crafts, clothes, jewelry
& lots of household & misc Items. 723
Gulf Aire Dr., PSJ Itc 12/2,
2-family Yard Sale: Sat. 12/4. 8:00-
12:00. Lots of toys and misc.. Saga
Genesis w/games. 1707 Garrison Ave.,
Port St. Joe. Itc 12/2
Moving Sale: French aluminum cook-
ware set, 8 sturdy, nice wooden dining
chairs, rocking chairs. 18 ft catamaran
sailboat, new water purifier, food
processor, mixer, dishes, etc. Call for
appointment 227-3302. Itp 12/2
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec 4, 8:00-noon. Xmas
decorations, household items, childs
clothes 6-12. women clothes 10-12,
drapes, bedspread & matching curtains
,&.more. Corner 7th & Woodward ... -


Big Garage Sale. Sat. Dec 4. only.
Lamps, furniture, kit. Items, towels.
crafts, .& lots more. 209 Christens
Curve, GulfAire subdivision. lip 12/2
3 Family Yard Sale: Sat.. 12/4. 8:00-
1o00. Toys. kids clothes 4-6X. adult
clothes, misc items. 1017 Marvin Ave.,
Port St. Joe Itc 12/2
Garage Sale- Friday. Dec 3. 8-30-1:00.
(Sorry. no early sales!). Lots of toys,
children/ladles. clothing. Xmas decora-
tions, lots of misc. 1-31 Westcott Circle,
Port St. Joe. It 12/2
Yard Sale: Sat., 12/4, 8:00-till. Adult &
'children clothes, make-up, golf balls
Lots of misc. 513-B 9th St. -PSJ Itc1'2/2
Multi-Family Yard Sale: Sat., 12/4,
8:00-noon. Toys, children & adult
clothes, furniture, & all sorts of stuff,
even free Christmas puppies. 613,
Marvin Ave. Itc. 12/2
Moving Sale: Sat., 12/4, 8:00-till.
Freezer, Office desk, computer desk,
many other items. 1609 Palm Blvd. p 12/2.


Yard Sale: Dec 3 & 4, 9:00-2:00, Lots of
useful things. 380 S. Squirrel Ave.,
Howard Creek, Itp 12/2
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec 4, 247 Columbus
St.. St. Joe Beach. Itp 12/2


HE: P WgANTED


AC Duct Installer needed. Will train
right person. Drug Free Workplace.
G.W Senice 229-9125 2tc 12/2


Home Health Aide. NHC Homecare,
Port St. Joe is seeking a.HHA/CNA to
help with the growing ;number of
patients. Employee-friendly atmos-
phere. New graduates welcome.
Experience a plus. Mileage reimbursed."
Interested individuals should contact
Maureen Mattson. Admin.. 229-8238.
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace. Itc 12/2


Positions Available. Cook, Tray Aide, &,
Dishwasher; Apply at Bay St. Joseph
.Care Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe,
FL. Salaries are negotiable, based upon'
experience. Benefits are available... :

Part-time Clerk. Cape Trading Post..
Cape San Bias. 229-8775. Ask for
Tammy. tfc 12/2


The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher (5th
Grade). Persons having applications on
file in the School Board Office and. wish-
ing to be considered for this position
must request to have their application
submitted. Application form and job
description are: available at the school
office or see application at
www.gulf.k 2.fl.us. Completed aipplica-
tions should be sent to Ms. Catherine
Barfield, Principal, Port St. Joe
Elementary, 2201 Long Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is'
December 13, 1999. 12:00 NOON, ET.
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer. Itc 12/2
Maintenance Person needed. Must
carry your own Liability Insurance. Call
Anchor Vacation Properties, 229-2777
2tc 12/2

Managing Broker needed for growing
real estate company..Work smarter-niot
harder and earn much more plus equi-
ty position. Recruiting. skills required.
SBegin January 1. Send resume showing
experience and sales achievement to
Attn: St. Joe Brokers, Inc., P.O. Box
1105, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. 3tp 12/2


CHURCH SECRETARY: Full time posi-.
tion immediately available requiring
excellent computer, :communication and
organizational skills; together with
. experience in all aspects of the office
environment. Salary will be commensu-
rate with experience. Call (850) 227-
1552, or fax resume to 227- 1994. it i 2/
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


SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation
Center is currently taking applications
for CNA's, LPN's, axid RN's. Stop by the
front office and pick up an application.*
Located at 229 9th St., Port St. Joe. 5k12W


Found: Small fluffy kitten on the corner
of 13th St. & Long Ave. Call 227-3670
or 229-9011 to claim. Itp 12/2


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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 lt/li
For Sale: Beautiful. antique dresser
w/mirror & chest of drawers set & full
size iron bed w/mattress set (not
antique) in great condition. A600, for.
complete set will not separate. 227-
1795 or 850-653-2899. It 12/2
Beanie Baby Collection for sale. Phone
for appointment. 850-648-4319. 5tc 12/2
Chickens for sale: Silkie chickens.
-Just hatched-3 weeks. Black or white.
Fantastic Brooders. Beautiful chickens.
$4.00 each. Diane 6-8-8966. 2tc 12/2
For Sale: Schwinn 5 sp .27" racing bike.
Excellent condition asking $125. 229-
8488. 108 Bellamy Circle, PSJ. 2tp 12/2
GE Dishwasher: works good., $50.
Almond color. 648-4228. 309 Hatley
Dr., Mexico Beach. Itc 12/2
Steel buildings, new, must sell
40x60x14 was $17,500 now $10,971
50x100x16 was $27,850 now $19,990
80x135x16 was $79,850 now $48,950
100x175x20 was $129,650 now $78,850
1-800-406-5126
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.-
Yamaha generators. 1.0 kw to 12 kw
gas & 6.5 kw diesel. Up to $150 rebate
on certain units through 11/30/99.'
Financing available. No money down.
Marquardt's Marina, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, 850-648-8900. tfc 12/2
YEAR END CLOSEOUT! Save Thou-
sands on Select Models 25x38, 30x42,
45x68, 50x110. Must Sell Immediate-
lyl Great workshops/garages. Finan-
cmg available. Call 1-800-341-7007.
www.steelmasterusa.com 2tp 11/25"
Do your holiday shopping the easy
way with AVON serving Tyndall, the
beaches and Port St. Joe. Call Susan.
647-3651. tfc 12/2




87" Horton 14x70, double roofl'2'-porch'
es. good cond. S13,000 639-2502 ..,: 2


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BODY SHOP
:30 Continuous Years of
SAutomotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK -
Baltzel Ave. Phone 227-7229










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

/ MINI-STORAGE \




5 i0 10X10 10X20
Son 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
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 BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 9/2

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


C. J.'s tawn
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 Than Price"
229-8631



Steve Brant's


ROOFING

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

229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or

899-0218
tfc 10/7


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

SPhone(850)
A@ 229-6859
Lc 10/7


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


K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
S6FL UCENSE ER0010992, RAl15421)


FOR RENT GARAGE SALES HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS


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1983, 2 BR/1BA, 14x65, 2 decks &
power pole. Needs work to be moved.
5,000. Call 227-7372.. 2tp 12/2




Chihuahua and Jack Russell pups,
$250 each. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2
Adorable Jack Russell pups, shots,
wormed. Reg. papers avail. 3F/ M.
Ready 12/11, just in time for Xmas.
$350. 229-8785. 3tp 12/2
Free to Good Home: Adorable Xmas
puppies. Mother is Cocker Spaniel mix.
Call 227-1873 after 5:30 PM Itc 12/2
HORSE FOR SALE: Registered thor-
oughbred Appaloosa mare.Very gentle,
geat for beginners. Neg. Coggins.
$1500. Call 827-2787. ; ltp 12/2



3BR/2BA. house w/fireplace and new
kitchen. 3 blks. from river in Wewa,
$69,900. Call 639-5568, *3tp 11/18
House For Sale ,By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, ,boatshed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 12/2


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

Log home, 3600 sq. ft., 2-story, CH&A,
3BR,2 1/2BA. LR w/flreplace, DR, kit.
w/pantry, Ig. family room, 2-car garage,
screened .back porch on 3 lots,
appraised at $155,000.' Sale price
$149,000. '
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, $38,000.-
All- f the above on 18 lots (3/4 of a large
city block), $225,000 ,
All in'Wewahitchka. Call 639-2511 after
5:00pm, CT. 6tc 11/25
Northern Special: 1BR/IBA nicely fur-
nished with washer/dryer. Nice storage
building enclosed in chain link fence.
:Walking distance to the beach. $8,000.
Located at 1112 N. 15t.i.t., Lot:#5,
M exico Beach, FL. 850-647-36164tp 11/25
SAVE BEFORE Y2KI Lots for sale 2in
White City. Call 850-643-5381.tfc 12/2


1/2 acre lot & *12'x60' mobile home for NoticeD NO. 9eive900-0eale Bid
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in 'The Gulf county Board of County commissioners
Overstreet, $29,000. Call 229-6961. will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
tfc I2/2 'poaration Interested in providing the following:
SFinancing- (2) Mack Dump Trucks #DM690$
Lots for sale in Port St. Joe Four 10ts Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
corner of Palm Blvd. and .9t -Cler'soffice. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
corner of Palm lvda. an d 19thSt. Higha .St; Joe, Florida 32456.
and dry, no fill needed., Wfllsell all dr .Delivery date must be specified.
split. Call Phil 227-2112 daysor 229-. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
8409 nights. tfc 12/2' SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, anid' what the BID
is for.
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile Bids will be. received until Monday, December 13,
S B .. ornre 99',at 5:00 p.m.., E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk
home 2 blocks from beach, order lot, f court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St;
$68,000. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2 Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all proposals received,.
By Owner: 3BR/1BA block home GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
w/vinyl siding, Juniper Ave., near COMMISSIONERS
schools Family room, extra kitchen, /s/Billy E.Traylor, Chairman
cenit. heat/AC, carport, '40 workshop/ sBenny' c. 'uster, Clerk, ,
shead12'x24<'tiutility;shedsatellite.dish,i 2tc. December 2 & 9, 1999
Sauto sprinkler system, fenced back
yard. $75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 12/2 PUBLIC NOTICE
THE PORT S IT JOEB ORT ArORITY'S REGU-' -


A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 12/2



Camper: in excellent condition, twin
axle. Call 229-8997 or 229-6343, Ask
for Willie. A, tfc 12/2
Gulf-frorit propty with owner flnanc-,
lnt Oprotjpel622


LAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF DECEMBER 13,,
1999 AT 5 P.M. EST IN THE CONFERENCE
ROOM OF SUITE 210 ON SECOND FLOOR OF.
THE APALACHICOLA NORTHERN RAILROAD
BUILDING IS HEREBY CANCELLED RHN ND
: RESCHEDULED FOR.MONDAY. ;DECEMBER2,0,
'10999 ,A THE SAME TIME AND LOCATION. THE
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF DECEM-
BER 27, 1999, AT THE SAME TIME AND LOCA-
TION IS ALSO HEREBY CANCELLED. PROPER
PUBLIC NOTICE WILL BE POSTED IF A SPECIAL,.
MEETING SHOULD BE CALLED PRIOR TO THE .'
NEXT REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING IN JAN-
UARY.2000.
PORT ST. JOE PORT AUTHORITY
Ss/IR.E. Nedley
It Dembr CHAIRMAN
:' .ltc,. December2 I999. .


,BID NO.' 9900-02
The Gulf Cdnty Board of County Commissioners
ill receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in selling the County the follow-
ing installation hardware for installing (15) water
hydrants.
15 each JCM #422-1075X6 10" x 6" Tapping
Sleeve
15 each 6" Red Rubber Full Face Gasket Kit
15 each 6" AVK MJxFlrg #25-150-30 Gate Valve
iS each ,6" Star Ali Grip Adipters w/Gasket, Nuts
and Bolts (Series 3600) ;
15 each 6" x3' Bury AVK 2780-04 Fire Hydrant
(4) 20' sections of 6" Class 200 PVC Gasket Pipe
Delivery Date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. tie. BID NUMBER, and what the BID
Is for. "
Bids will.e received until Monday. December 13,
1999 at 5:00 p.m., E.DIT., 't the Office of the Clerk
of Court, :1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe Florida 32456.The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids received. '
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
/s/Benny C. Muster Clerk
2tc. December 2 & 9. 1999


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FOR HIRE '
S with operator:. '
BacklHoeq* Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truck *Bush Hog *Power '
Tillerr* 12' x 16' Trailer *-Docks Piers'
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
f 12/2


SLIPCOVERS
BY
IRENE
40 Yew Experience. (850)827-2766


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

Michael Heatherly

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

850) 2298.778
]2/99


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

ACatherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
/ i .Representative
S 211 Alien Memorial Way
AVO-I 1 50) 229-6460

BUDGET ELECTRIC
New,. Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do it .ost-We'll do it right'.
850-827-2429
UCENSED & INSURED
UC# ER0015040 r Tim Maestri

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

ChCbriAppliance
| Repair Service
477 Ponderbsa PinesDrive..
Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Owner: Chris Acree
oagr." 335-0785
Office: 227-1402


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

SPHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 10/7 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99

Hanging Baslkets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamnentals
Grounds Covers & Mluzch More!

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

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BILLY JOHNSON


229-8829


T R A D E S'"ando S Oe. Davi GainousC- iE S


*Transmission Service Owner David Gainous
*oil Changes"EngineOverhauls '
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete AutonotivetServices
643 Dolphij St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072

CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
850-227,1568
MARY KAY
"America's Best Selling Brand"'
kIlo


I MARVIN'S
Satellite Service
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (85Q),647-3171
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Cell.(850) 899-1061


BABYSITER: Christian w
babysit while you 'work only
6868 or 229-6657..


6 COLOR CHOICES
2' FOAM INSULATION
ALUMINUM ROOF PANS
STOP LEAKS
2 INCH HOVERHANb

639-1942 ANYTIMiE nTonow
227-5986 Port St.J.'


Gln/' 4dndian erviesa
Pressure Washing Tree Service* Lawn Maintenance Painting Repairs Odd Jobs
Glen Blanton
3OD Red Fish Road Work/Faix 850-227-7424 '.5
Port St. Jo, FL 32459 C Ellular: 50-899-0706 u


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


141ASIPNOX /,IINU


PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE-A LICENSED CONTRACTOR
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CAL
VINYLL SIDING*
*CARPORTS A RPIE
*SCREEN ROOMS *
*DECKS*
*AWNINGS* I
WINDOWS


RR0067101
ANYTIME
*SOFFIT AND FACIA
*PATIO COVERS *
FLORIDA ROOMS,*
PORCHES*
*SHUTTERS*
SUIllTTFiS


SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' .1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 2o' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--------- $2495
10' X16 INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995

Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
s e% o ...
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!
. -.. .. -w .. .. ..


850) 648-2123


oman wil CARPET & CERAMIC TILE
2tp 12/ MICHAEL KENT SHOWROOM-32006D HWY. 9
Sales & Installations -MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410",


GLEN'S PACKING AND CRATING
Glen Blanton
309 Red Fish Road Work/Fax: 850-227-
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 -Cellular: 850-899-(
S' I*n* "Here to Help With All Your Moving Needs."
I.Acnsedf insured '*


NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
S1 ; HERSHEL ARR$9N ,' "
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105.


REAL ESTATE SIGNS .-,


PORTST. JOE FL 85


Jerry'S This and T hat
Atfiques Collectables* Used Furniture V's, Applians-
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KE4
Wiewchitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-4172


ie Plumbing, ass & Sipplg, nc.p
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEWICONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING 1'
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS ,
RESIDENTIALAND,COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-COS7220, RGOO51008; ERG'01663
." '520 E. First St., PortSt. Joe, FL .
850-229-6821 or 227-3885 :

ALAN STRICKLAND (8501647-80 ,
Lic. #ER0013168 24 Hr. Serdv
Do It Right the IstTime-Call -
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookup'r* iService Changei i-
& New & Remodeling Construction


lip 10/25


STUCCO
by DeGraff
SAffordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-54U4


SS TAR

PRO SIONAL
PRESSURE WASHING
Keep Your Investment'Lo6king
Clean & New .
Mildew Removal
Quality Work -Reasonable Pricas,;
Commercial Residential .'
.Fully Insured : .
From Small to Big Jobs, We lave th",;4L
Experience and Equipment to' Handle Al
Your Pressure Cleaning Needsl '};.
SThis Monlhs Specia
Mobile Homes
Single $75 Double $100 .
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE! I
850 647-2606
Pager. 1-877-831-7769


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANINg;

z CARPET CLEANING




Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage
u Pet Stains Free Estimates
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 0
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING


For All Your-Office
^SupplyNeeds'. ..

The Star ,.:
P.ublishing7 Co.
,(850)..227-11278:
*( .S & ^ J .-l io 8:


T CABINET SHOPPE


iA NLm BATTg


JOHNSON'S SERVICES
* Pressure Cleaning Home, Deck or
Carport Tree Cutting & Trimming
Lawn Cutting
tfcl 12/26


REAL ESTATE IPUBLIC NOTICESIPUBLIC NOTICESI


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speddlizing /4 Your

Printing heds-

tetterhedds
Envelopes
Carbonless forms
arochares
-Offset Neh #ewspaper
Rusiness Cards
Etc.

tet as give you a quote!

The

Star

Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
308 Williams AvenueePort 5t. Joe


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